Why We Give to Girl Scouts


Amy Kroll fondly remembers that her first experiences in making independent decisions and setting goals came through her participation in Girl Scouts. As she worked on badges, sold cookies, and collaborated with other girls on troop projects, Amy gained confidence in her ability to succeed at challenging tasks—and a future leader was born. Amy’s passion […]

Preserving the Past for Future Girl Scouts

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In 1953, Girl Scout Brownies attending day camp in Austin, Minnesota used clothespins to hang their bag lunches on a line. That image is now one of 129 photos, documents and other historical items that have been digitally preserved in Minnesota Reflections, a project of the Minnesota Digital Library (MDL). Organizations must apply to MDL to […]

Girl Scout Celebrates 50 Years of Membership

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Growing up in the 1950s as the oldest girl of seven children in southern Indiana meant Elaine Orlando’s days were full of family responsibilities, leaving little time for her to pursue her own interests. The one activity Elaine was able to do was Girl Scouts. Those activities allowed her to just be a kid and […]

The Good Turn Club

Sandy Craighead

There are a lot of ways to support Girl Scouts, and 22 women do so as members of the Good Turn Club. Everyone in the club makes a personal investment in stocks, bonds and securities that will benefit Girl Scouts River Valleys. The group meets once a quarter to discuss financial topics, give advice to […]

Giving the Gift of Girl Scouts

Amanda Diehm

A troop of Girl Scout Daisies from Mankato, MN may not have ever started if it hadn’t been for a young Girl Scout alumna with a passion for making Girl Scouts possible. Amanda Diehm stepped up as a Girl Scout Daisy troop co-leader when a group of girls wanted to start a troop, but were […]