Cookie Advice from a Cookie Service Unit Manager


Even though Ellen Itskovich’s previous cookie experience was limited to supporting her daughters as they sold Girl Scout cookies, in 2013 she stepped up to fill the vacant Highlanders/Kewaydin service unit cookie manager position. Once she was educated on all the channels available to troop leaders and parents, Ellen made it her top priority to […]

Make Bridging Seamless

Girl Scout Troop

Join us for a webinar to learn more about bridging. Bridging is an important transition in a Girl Scout’s life. It’s a defining moment when a girl becomes aware of her achievements and is ready for new adventures and responsibilities in the next level of Girl Scouting. Webinar Agenda Steps to earning the bridging patches. Ideas […]

The New Planning Guides Make It Easy

Troop leader writing on a chalk board

In order to make the troop planning process as easy as possible, River Valleys replaced Program Essentials with Planning Guides this year. The online, interactive guides help you customize your year as your girls become well-rounded leaders through Journey awards, badges and patches. Each skill-building area offers a variety of ways to engage in learning […]

Journey Books Updates

Journey Books Update

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) regularly reviews the National Program Portfolio resources based on feedback and suggestions received. As a result of this process, minor revisions were recently made to one to two pages in the following seven books that are part of the National Leadership Journeys: Agent of Change aMAZE aMUSE BLISS: Live It! […]

Updated Program Resources Have Arrived

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The Girl’s Guides to Girl Scouting have arrived The 2011-2012 Program Essentials Charts for all program grade levels are ready The 2011-2012 Program Essentials Meeting Plans for First-Time Daisy, Brownie, and Junior troops are ready The River Valleys 100th Anniversary Patch Program requirements are ready