Linda Keene to Speak at Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast


“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Girl Scouts River Valleys CEO Linda Keene will be the keynote speaker at the We Have a Dream Breakfast, hosted by the Rochester Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Rochester Branch of the NAACP. Pre-registration is required. […]

Girl Scouts Featured in TIME Magazine


The same week that the nation honored the 50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, Girl Scouts was highlighted for its history of inclusivity in TIME magazine. We are proud to fulfill Juliette Gordon Low’s legacy everyday by bringing Girl Scouts to all girls.

Celebrating Black History Month

Since its origination in 1926, Black History Month has served as a time to celebrate and reflect on the achievements of African American individuals during the month of February. Girl Scouts River Valleys celebrates Black History Month and is especially proud to highlight the contributions of our African American Girl Scouts who fill our community […]

The Salad Bowl

A Note on “The Salad Bowl” The “Salad Bowl” has replaced the “melting pot” as an analogy for the USA. A melting pot requires ingredients to give up their individual flavor. A salad, on the other hand, needs each ingredient to retain its uniqueness and participate in the overall flavor. The Salad Bowl is meant […]



Owatonna Girl Scouts’ passport booths won first place at the annual Steele County Culturfest event. They had three different booths at the festival, representing Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya. Pictured with the girls is Kelly deBruin, member of the Diversity Network Committee, which organizes Culturfest. The second place winner was a Girl Scout Cadette troop from […]