Past Initiatives

Girl Scouts River Valleys regularly brings together girls from across the council to make a big impact in our community.

Feed the Need

Seeing that 1 out of every 6 children in Minnesota struggled with hunger, Girl Scouts River Valleys worked to make a difference in the spring of 2013. Through individual donations and food drives, local Girl Scouts collected over 22,200 pounds of food – well above our goal – for those in need.

Read more about Feed the Need on our blog.


Centennial Day of Service

On October 13, 2012, over 25,000 River Valleys’ Girl Scouts gave a total of 62,500 service hours to protect our local waterways from excessive and harmful algae growth.

Girl Scouts took action by:

  • Raking thousands of bags of leaves and debris, which kept phosphorus from entering lakes and streams
  • Marking storm drains throughout our council with messages about keeping drains clear of pollutants like grass and leaves
  • Distributing 50,000 educational door hangers to their community members

Learn more about this historic event on our blog.

2013 Community Cleanup

In 2013, we built on the success of the Centennial Day of Service by holding “Community Cleanups” in communities around our council.

Centennial Day of Service Volunteers

Caps Off

In April 2010, Girl Scouts reached out to the community to spread the word about plastic caps, which cannot be recycled via traditional methods and can threaten habitats and many wildlife species. Girls also collected thousands of caps for recycling, which our partner, AVEDA, used to create their packaging.

Caps Off