Gold Award Project Builds Rain Garden Awareness

Michelle and volunteers stand behind completed rain garden.

Last summer, Girl Scout Michelle Smeaton built a 300-square-foot rain garden in Brooklyn Park. She installed it on public land because she wanted to educate her community about rain gardens and preventing water pollution. Located adjacent to a parking lot in River Park near the Mississippi River, the garden takes rainwater runoff from the parking lot and hard […]

Volunteer at Second Harvest Heartland

Second Harvest Heartland logo

On the first Saturday of each month, Second Harvest Heartland opens its doors to youth groups and families for Youth Service Day. Volunteers sort and re-pack donated food into consumer-size packages from 9–11:30 am. Second Harvest Heartland then distributes these re-packaged items to food shelves and soup kitchens that serve people at risk for hunger. […]

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 […]

Library Memorial Honors Schaffhausen Girls

Memorial windows

The girls of the Kinni-Croix Valley, St. Croix Central, and Woodwind service units raised money to help create a memorial honoring the three Schaffhausen girls killed in July 2012. Unveiled in late May at the River Falls Library, the three-piece stain glass window art is based on a quote from the Shel Silverstein book The […]