Girl Scouting teaches empowerment and encourages young women to be all that they can be. The fact that some of our nation’s brightest stars are former Girl Scouts is no coincidence!
Local Girl Scouts
Minnesota and Wisconsin are home to Girl Scouts who have gone on to do great things. Read their inspiring stories.
- Kristina Curry Rogers
Assistant Professor in Biology and Geology, Macalester College
- Deborah Hopp
Vice President and Publisher, Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine
- Pamela Moret
Executive Vice President, Strategic Development, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
- Gloria Perez
President and CEO, Jeremiah Program
- Trudy Rautio
President and CEO, Carlson
- Marianne Short
Managing Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
- Susan Boren
Partner, Spencer Stuart
- Patricia Simmons
Physician and Professor of Pediatrics; Chair of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Mayo Clinic
- Sharon Ryan
Distinguished Volunteer and Philanthropist
Famous Girl Scouts
- Candace Bergen, actress
- Lynda Carter, actress
- Sheryl Crow, singer/songwriter
- Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop
- Carrie Fisher, actress and author
- Lois Juliber, president of Colgate Palmolive
- Karen Katen, executive vice president of Pfizer Inc.
- Mary Hatwood Futtrell, former director, National Education Association
- Elaine Jones, former head of NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund
- Christa McAuliffe, teacher and astronaut
- Patricia McGuire, president, Trinity College
Centennial Award Honorees
The Centennial Awards recognize outstanding Girl Scout alumnae in five categories. The Centennial Award Honorees are women who exemplify the qualities of courage, confidence and character.
Women of Distinction
The Women of Distinction honorees are role models whose professional accomplishments, leadership and community contributions inspire girls to reach their highest potential. These honorees are chosen each year by the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys.