In the News

Eden Prairie Girl Scouts Donate to Sojourner Project

August 29, 2016 (Eden Prairie, Minn.) Izzy Rushdy and Claire Thompson from Eden Prairie Girl Scout Troop 14282 completed their Girl Scout Silver Award on Aug. 17 by donating puppets to go with books, jewelry and sewing craft kits to Sojourner Project, a local women’s shelter.

Read more about their project in Eden Prairie News.

Need for Women in Trade Careers Inspires Rosie’s Girls Summer Camp

July 12, 2016 (Minneapolis, Minn.) More than 40 middle-school girls developed their awareness of—and their experience with—STEM-related higher education programs and careers at Rosie’s Girls, a summer day-camp Girl Scouts River Valleys launched in partnership with Dunwoody College. The camp comes at a time when skilled trade jobs, especially those within the construction industry, are in need of more women workers.

Read the full article from Dunwoody College.

Little Free Libraries Creating Bookworms across the East Metro 

June 22, 2016 (Maplewood, Minn.) It’s great to see Little Free Libraries popping up across our council, like the libraries that Girl Scouts troop 54349 in Maplewood!

Read the full article in Lillie Suburban Newspapers.

Eden Prairie Girl Scouts Build Greenhouse at Starting Lake Outdoor Center 

June 22, 2016 (Eden Prairie, Minn.) Tori, Cecilia and Carmen Casper and Sarah Kurtenbach, all incoming Eden Prairie High School freshmen, have been working since they were Central Middle School seventh-graders to add a greenhouse at the Staring Lake Outdoor Center. For their Silver Award project, they’re teaching kids about sustainable food resources.

Read the full article in Eden Prairie News.

Girls Can Do Anything – Rosie’s Girls – Exploring the Skilled Trades!

June 15, 2016 (St. Paul, Minn.) Girl Scouts River Valleys, in partnership with Dunwoody College of Technology, will provide a an opportunity for middle school girls to explore careers in the skilled trades through Rosie’s Girls day camp. At Rosie’s Girls, girls can embody Rosie the Riveter as they learn to weld, wire, build, draft, and design from women instructors.

Read the full news release.

Troop 16004 Brings “Buddy Bench” to St. John’s

June 9, 2016 (Burnsville-Savage, Minn.) For their Bronze Award, fifth-graders in Burnsville-Savage Girl Scout Troop 16004 installed a “buddy bench” at St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Savage. Through their project, the girls hope to reduce loneliness and build friendships at their school.

Read the full Savage Pacer article.

Thank You to Our Fearless Leaders Who Went Over the Edge!

June 9, 2016 (Rochester, Minn.) We are so grateful for all of the rappellers, donors, volunteers, and spectators who supported Over the Edge on June 9! Over 70 rappellers (including River Valleys CEO, Tish Bolger!) raised money in support of Girl Scouts for a chance to rappel nine stories down the U.S. Bank building in downtown Rochester. Thanks to all the fearless leaders in our community!

Check out media coverage from the event on KTTC News and KIMT News.

Girl Scouts River Valleys Names 2016 Women of Distinction Honorees

March 2, 2016 (St. Paul, Minn.) Girl Scouts River Valleys has named five Twin Cities area women to honor as Women of Distinction, for the 2016 Women of Distinction event. The program celebrates female leaders who exemplify the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

Read the full news release.

River Valleys Girl Scout Shares Her Love of Art with the World

February 22, 2016 (St. Louis Park, Minn.) At 14, Faith Robinson has already put together an arts curriculum for the Meadowbrook Collaborative close to home in St. Louis Park and for a school far away in Nicaragua. She has been working towards her Gold Award for her project, Unidos por Arte.

Read more about her project in the Sun Sailor

Girl Scouts River Valleys’ Cookie Program featured in Pioneer Press 

January 21, 2016 (St. Paul, Minn.) As we’re gearing up for cookie season, the Pioneer Press dives into Girl Scout Cookie sales in the Twin Cities, including the recent switch of bakers.

Read the full Pioneer Press article.