A Girl Scout Family

Doug with his daughter

Since Doug Kleist and his wife Julie have two daughters who are active in Girl Scouts, a daughter who is a Girl Scout alumna and a son who is a Boy Scout alumnus, it’s no surprise that the two of them have become personally involved in Girl Scouting as volunteers. Julie is the service unit manager for […]

Lakamaga Conference—Participant Perspectives

Volunteer group photo

Christine and Liz have both participated in the Lakamaga Adult Education Conference, and they were happy to share highlights from their experiences. Christine Pearson Christine will be attending the Lakamaga Conference for the sixth time this year. She originally signed up to complete required trainings, but the networking, enrichment activities and service projects have kept […]

A Teacher Brings Her Talents to Girl Scouts

Donna McIntosh

Every Tuesday after a full day of teaching at Hazel Park Preparatory Academy, Donna McIntosh switches from her role as an art teacher to a Girl Scout troop leader. Donna works with another volunteer to lead a GIrl Scouts ConnectZ troop of Girl Scout Cadettes, which has more than 40 girls. Donna says she is […]

Finding Community Through Volunteerism

Karen Cady-Davis

As the new person in town six years ago, Karen Cady-Davis wanted to get acquainted with her new Rochester community by volunteering. Since she wasn’t sure where to get involved, she inquired at a few organizations to get information, including—thankfully—Girl Scouts River Valleys. Soon after her inquiry, River Valleys reached out and invited her to […]

Giving the Gift of Girl Scouts

Amanda Diehm

A troop of Girl Scout Daisies from Mankato, MN may not have ever started if it hadn’t been for a young Girl Scout alumna with a passion for making Girl Scouts possible. Amanda Diehm stepped up as a Girl Scout Daisy troop co-leader when a group of girls wanted to start a troop, but were […]