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 […]
Rachelle Johnson (far right) with her club’s co-vp’s – Star (middle right) and Evan Thoreson (middle left) – and project advisor, Julie Sowatzka (far left). It is stories like these that remind us what an impact Gold Award projects can have on our communities. We are so thankful to Rachelle for the great work she […]
River Valleys Girl Scout Olivia Trudeau received her Gold Award and a $3,500 college scholarship for her project “Stamping out Stigma”, a program she created at her high school in Maple Grove to address the lack of understanding surrounding mental illness. Read more about her project at http://gsrv.gs/1gnwsZS.
River Valleys Girl Scout Sarah Defranco wanted to make an impact on the lives of children experiencing homelessness in New Richmond, WI. Her Gold Award Project involved installing a playground at a homeless center and providing additional games and activities for children to use during their stay. Read more about Defranco’s project and the impact […]