Every day Girl Scouts are hard at work to build a better world through community service and volunteering. In fact, 187,500 volunteer service hours were donated back to the community this year alone by River Valleys’ Girl Scouts taking action. Whether they are building planter boxes for the elderly, creating and teaching art classes in […]
Girl Scouts across our council have been busy this summer working on their higher awards, like Emily, KyLee, and Thea in Belle Plaine, Minnesota. For their Silver Award project, Emily and KyLee started “Cuddles 4 Comfort,” an initiative to collect stuffed animals, notebooks, pencils, and books that can be given to children in crisis. KyLee’s was […]
Girl Scout Juniors in Troop 55090 made and donated hearing aid bling to help other kids who are deaf and hard of hearing be more confident in themselves. A hearing aid bling is an accessory that is designed and decorated to add a little bit of “sparkle and fun” to hearing aids. Troop 55090’s efforts […]
On June 5 in Owatonna and June 12 in St. Paul, Girl Scouts River Valleys celebrated the 2016 highest award earners as well as the 100th anniversary of the Gold Award.
As part of her Gold Award project on Brain Injury and Stroke Recovery, Erin Hill presented staff and patients of University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital with seven body socks. These bright, stretchy tools apply pressure on the central nervous system, which can calm individuals and assist with sensory regulation. Often, patients need body socks […]