Animal Habitats Badge Day for Girl Scout Juniors


Visit the Minnesota Zoo and discover a variety of animal habitats. Explore the differences between domestic dogs and wolves, and learn how animals care for their offspring. Trek through the tropics, investigate what life is like for creatures living in danger and find out how animals adapt to environmental changes. Girls will leave prepared to […]

The New Planning Guides Make It Easy

Troop leader writing on a chalk board

In order to make the troop planning process as easy as possible, River Valleys replaced Program Essentials with Planning Guides this year. The online, interactive guides help you customize your year as your girls become well-rounded leaders through Journey awards, badges and patches. Each skill-building area offers a variety of ways to engage in learning […]

NPR Covers the Girl Scouts New Badges

On National Public Radio (NPR), All Things Considered, host Guy Raz interviewed Alisha Niehause of the Girls Scouts of the USA to talk about the new system of badges.   Listen to the story New Girl Scout Badges Offer Different Choices To Smart Cookies. It is just over four minutes long.