In the News

Girl Scouts River Valleys Appoints New CEO From Within

September 21, 2015 (St. Paul, Minn.) After a comprehensive national search, the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys’ Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Tish Bolger has been named chief executive officer, effective October 26, 2015. Bolger will succeed outgoing CEO Linda B. Keene who announced her intent to retire earlier this year.

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Girl Scouts River Valleys’ First CEO to Retire

August 31, 2015 (St. Paul, Minn.) – Linda B. Keene, the first CEO of the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys, will retire at the end of October after a seven-year tenure. Keene became CEO of the newly formed organization (the result of a merger of five Girl Scouts Councils, serving more than 35,000 girls in southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin) in 2008. As CEO, Keene led Girl Scouts River Valleys to become one of the most innovative, visible, and financially viable councils in the nation.

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Girl Scouts River Valleys investing in Rochester retail store and program center

July 31, 2015 (Rochester, Minn.) – The Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys is investing in a two-year project to improve its retail and program service to the Rochester area. The retail store, opening August 4, will offer Girl Scouts retail merchandise, customer service for volunteers, and drop-in office space for Rochester-based program staff.

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Girl Scouts interviewed by Minnesota Public Radio’s Tom Crann

April 2015 (Rochester, Minn.) – 28 high school Girl Scouts had the opportunity to travel to North Carolina, where they visited five public and private historically black colleges and universities. On their trip they had an opportunity to interview with admissions counselors and apply for these schools as well as visit several significant sites of the civil rights movement. Many of the students will be the first in their families to pursue post-secondary education.

Listen to ConnectZ Girl Scout, Sydnee Brown, and Carolyn Gates talk in more detail about their trip with Tom Crann of Minnesota Public Radio.

Life lessons learned from selling Girl Scout Cookies featured on Huffington Post

April 9, 2015 (Minnesota) – Great life lessons from a local Girl Scouts River Valleys Brownie, who was featured on The Huffington Post.

Girl Scouts work with shelters to earn Silver Award

February 10, 2015 (Prior Lake, Minn.) – Girl Scouts working to earn their Silver Award collaborated with three shelters collecting items and donations as well as hosting a family-friendly event. Read more in the Prior Lake American newspaper.

KARE 11 covers local Girl Scouts using creative sales skills

February 20, 2015 (Chisago Lakes, Minn) – Girl Scouts know a sales opportunity when they see one. KARE 11 brings us this story of a local Girl Scout who takes her sled full of cookies to the ice and sells to local anglers.