In the News
Girl Scout Employee featured in Worthington Daily Globe
June 2015 – Kelsey Zubke, Community Partner Specialist, was featured in Worthington Daily Globe for her work with our ConnectZ program. Read the full article.
Girl Scout Gold Award Project featured in Star Tribune
June 2015 – Andrea Rustad, Gold Award recipient and high school senior from Stillwater, was featured in the Star Tribune for her Gold Award project which focused on the monarch population and pollinator-safe policies. Read the full article.
Girl Scout Gold Award Project featured on WCCO
June 2015 – WCCO featured Gold Award recipient, Andrea Rustad, and the work she is doing to make her city of Stillwater, MN more hospitable to the monarch population. Watch the segment to learn more about Andrea’s project.
Girl Scout Gold Award Project featured in Pioneer Press
May 2015 – Gold Award recipient, Andrea Rustad, was featured in the Pioneer Press for her Gold Award project which addressed the declining number of monarchs by working to preserve monarch butterfly habitats and help her city of Stillwater, MN establish pollinator-safe policies. Read more about Andrea’s project and the impact it is making in her city.
Local Mother-Daughter Duo Make Finalist Round of National Cookie Recipe Contest
May 2015 – This year, Girl Scouts of the USA partnered with Taste of Home for the first ever National Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest. Three of the contest’s 16 finalists, including Girl Scout River Valleys leader, Michele Berg, and her daughter Natalie, stopped by TODAY Sunday to share their award-worthy recipes. The Star Tribune wrote an article about Natalie Berg’s experience as a finalist and she was also featured on WCCO for her tasty pie recipe. Read more about their experience in our News post.
Insight News features ConnectZ Trip
April 2015 – Insight News has featured the story about the Girl Scouts River Valleys ConnectZ trip to North Carolina. Read about about why the trip was so important to the future of these 28 students.
Girl Scout interviewed by Minnesota Public Radio’s Tom Crann
April 2015 (Rochester, MN) – 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.
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.
Girl Scouts introduce Savannah Smiles cookies in celebration of 2012 Centennial
February 1, 2012 (St. Paul, MN) – In honor of the Girl Scouts 2012 Centennial celebration, cookie lovers will be able to purchase the new Savannah Smiles when more than 35,000 girls begin selling door-to-door on Saturday, February 11. In addition to the new crisp and zesty lemon cookie that’s making headlines across the country, Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys will also offer everyone’s favorites: Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Dulce de Leche and Thank U Berry Munch.
New Research Exposes The Impact Of Reality TV On Girls
October 13, 2011 (New York) – With reality TV a staple for young people and adults alike, new research out today suggests tween and teen girls who regularly view reality TV accept and expect a higher level of drama, aggression and bullying in their own lives. The Real to Me: Girls and Reality TV survey conducted by the Girl Scout Research Institute also showed that these same girls measure their worth primarily by their physical appearance.
Join Girl Scouts at our first-ever State Fair Cookie Booth
August 23, 2011 (St. Paul, MN) – Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys will be at the Minnesota State Fair for two days this year and we’re bringing the cookies! Local Girl Scouts will run the first-ever Girl Scout State Fair Cookie Booth for two days only, September 3–4. Fair-goers can find Thin Mints, Samoas, and Trefoils at the Girl Scout mobile marketing booth; located on Wright Avenue, near the Kidway, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Cookies are available in limited quantities, so stop by early!
Girl Scouts seek 100 amazing women for Centennial 100 Awards
August 17, 2011(St. Paul, MN) – To celebrate the Girl Scouts’ legacy of leadership development and recognize alumnae, Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys is accepting nominations for the Centennial 100 Awards through September 15, 2011. The awards will honor 100 Girl Scout alumnae in five categories, including Trailblazer, Guide, Community Champion, Forever Green, and Women of Promise. Honorees are women who, through their lives and work, exemplify the culture, values, diversity, and spirit of the Girl Scout Movement.
Local Girl Scouts awarded scholarships for community service work
July 12, 2011 (St. Paul, MN) – Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. In the spirit of that mission, Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys recently awarded eight local Girl Scouts scholarships recognizing their efforts to exemplify the highest ideals of Girl Scouting.