Photographer with Girl Scout Roots

Rebecca as a Girl Scout

When viewing Girl Scouts River Valleys’ website, Facebook page or publications, it’s likely that you’ll come across the beautiful work of professional photographer Rebecca Pavlenko. Rebecca photographs many Girl Scouts River Valleys events, capturing the Girl Scout spirit while at the same time, enjoying a personal nostalgia. Rebecca was a Girl Scout in Troop 425 in […]

Girl Scouts Learn About Nuclear Science and Technology


Nearly 90 River Valleys’ Girl Scouts attended the recent council-sponsored event Behind the Scenes — Nuclear Science and Technology, where they toured the Xcel Energy Nuclear Power Plant in Monticello, MN. A reporter from the Saint Cloud Times was on hand to cover the exciting event that empowered girls to learn about engineering, physics and […]

New Research Affirms Lifetime Benefit of Girl Scouting


New York, N.Y. — According to a new Girl Scout Research Institute report, Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study, women who were Girl Scouts as children display significantly more positive life outcomes than non-Girl Scout alumnae. Approximately one in every two adult women (49%) in the U.S. has at some point been a member […]

General Mills Women in Careers Day


On Monday, May 2, 140 girls of color in our River Valleys College Readiness Program attended a Women in Careers event sponsored by General Mills. Tiffanie Boyd, vice president of human resources, bakeries, and food service for General Mills, set the tone for the day when she encouraged girls to dream big and develop a […]