Why We Give to Girl Scouts

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Amy Kroll fondly remembers that her first experiences in making independent decisions and setting goals came through her participation in Girl Scouts. As she worked on badges, sold cookies, and collaborated with other girls on troop projects, Amy gained confidence in her ability to succeed at challenging tasks—and a future leader was born. Amy’s passion […]

Give to the Max Day 2013

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Support girl leaders by giving to the max. Girls are born to lead. Help Girl Scouts build stronger communities by developing girl leaders that take a stand against bullying, coordinate service projects, improve the environment, and are a role model for girls. How You Can Help Donate November 1–14. Your gift will be matched, dollar […]

A Stage for Building Memories

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The aroma of fresh-cut lumber has been floating in the summer air at Camp Lakamaga, a sign of a recent construction project. As you make your way into camp and wind your way around the Mary Randall troop house, you’ll find that project—a newly built wooden platform with an amphitheater seating area. This addition, called […]

Running Lean Is Good, But It’s Not the Whole Story

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While Girl Scouts River Valleys runs with low overhead costs (20.4% of budget compared to an industry average of 36.9%*), this statistic isn’t the best way to determine the council’s success. Success should be evaluated by the girl who made lasting friendships in her troop when it was otherwise difficult for her to make social […]

The Good Turn Club

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There are a lot of ways to support Girl Scouts, and 22 women do so as members of the Good Turn Club. Everyone in the club makes a personal investment in stocks, bonds and securities that will benefit Girl Scouts River Valleys. The group meets once a quarter to discuss financial topics, give advice to […]