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 […]
“None of us are immune from life’s challenges. Sometimes these challenges are small, and sometimes [they are] large, but they are often unexpected, unplanned, and sometimes even unimagined. But what if we thought differently? What if we expected these challenges and anticipated how we might be better prepared?” –Sophia Goettke, a River Valleys Gold Award Recipient It […]
Girl Scouts in grades 5-12 who earned their Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award this year, would make a great candidate for a Prudential Sprit of Community Award. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program was created in 1995 by […]
Formal adult awards recognize exemplary service that goes above and beyond what is expected in a volunteer role. You may know a volunteer who does exceptional work and are encouraged to acknowledge outstanding service by submitting a nomination for a board approved award. Nominations can be submitted by parents, girls, or peers. Nomination deadline is […]