Hanan + Yasmin

Hanan and Yasmin represent a new generation growing up in Minnesota. Born in the U.S. to Somali-born parents, the 13- and 14-year-olds balance cultural traditions such as traditional dress and hijabs (headscarves) with a love of One Direction and all music streaming on Pandora. Prior to joining Girl Scouts ConnectZ, after-school activities available to Hanan […]

Cadettes, Become More MEdia Savvy

Cadette MEdia Journey Award

Whether you’re an aspiring journalist or just like to watch the news from time-to-time, the media has an effect on you and the world. Discover the media’s role in society by completing the Cadette MEdia Journey. Learn how to better interpret media messages, counteract stereotypes and work together to make your own public service announcement! […]

Making a Difference Through Gold + Silver Awards

Girl Scout with Linda Keene and Deb Wilkinson

In 2013, 569 remarkable young women from Girl Scouts River Valleys completed their Girl Scout Gold and Silver Award projects, contributing more than 30,000 hours to their local and global communities. This represents a seventeen percent increase in higher award participation compared to last year. To receive the Girl Scout Gold and Silver Awards, girls […]

Movie Mania Toy Drive

Girl Scout troop

For the last five years, nine Girl Scout Cadettes from Troop 52954 have helped ensure that all their classmates receive Christmas presents. Since Toys for Tots doesn’t reach as far north as their community, they created an initiative called Movie Mania Toy Drive, which is held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. The local movie theater […]

Girl Scouts Take Action to Stop Bullying

Star, Ellie, Kaitlyn and Rachelle outside the movie "BULLY"

Four Girl Scout Cadettes from Eden Prairie completed their Silver Award this fall by raising awareness about bullying. Together they created videos that were shown in Eden Prairie schools during the month of October. Ellie, Kaitlyn, Rachelle and Star, members of troop 10785, brainstormed ideas for the videos, wrote scripts and then shot footage of […]