Adult Award Nominations


Formal adult awards recognize exemplary service that goes above and beyond what is expected in a volunteer role. You may know a volunteer who does exceptional work and are encouraged to acknowledge outstanding service by submitting a nomination for a board approved award. Nominations can be submitted by parents, girls, or peers. Nomination deadline is […]

The Troop Support Team Is Here For You


Are you a volunteer with a question about Journey Awards, council-sponsored events, or Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards? Troop Support Specialists have you covered. They’re available to talk you through topics ranging from troop planning and STEM activities, to Cookies and Summer Camp. Here is what volunteers are saying about the new Troop […]

Rewards of Volunteering Come in Quiet Moments + Hugs


  As an engineer at Donaldson Companies, hugs are not part of Kay Hatlestad’s standard greeting, but they are exactly what she is swarmed with anytime she stops by Edgerton or Harambee Elementary in Maplewood to see her Girl Scout troop. As a leader for her daughter’s troop for 10 years, Kay Hatlestad loved every […]

Girl Scouts Badge Extravaganzas


As the troop leader for both a Girl Scout Daisy and a Junior troop, Girl Scouts River Valleys volunteer, Danielle knows that girls are busy, and the key to success is keeping them interested. To make the most of the time the troops have together, Danielle has developed what’s become known as the Girl Scout […]

New Resources are Available for Troop Leaders


Looking for help with troop operations, STEM, or planning your troop year? New resources are available to help you with a number of activities. Troop Support Specialists These River Valleys staff members specialize in specific areas of Girl Scout knowledge. They can assist you with questions regarding troop operations, program level resources, STEM, higher awards […]