Eating is the Easy Part

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Several local troops got a hands-on lesson about the farming cycle on Saturday, May 3. Troops 44607 (4th grade), 44735 (5th grade), and 44923 (5th & 6th grade) helped remove hay from garlic plants at Earth Dance Farm, an organic farm in Spring Valley, Minnesota. The girls also enjoyed a tour of the farm where they […]

The Troop Support Team Is Here For You

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Are you a volunteer with a question about Journey Awards, council-sponsored events, or Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards? Troop Support Specialists have you covered. They’re available to talk you through topics ranging from troop planning and STEM activities, to Cookies and Summer Camp. Here is what volunteers are saying about the new Troop […]

Girl-Created Video Aims to Attract New ConnectZ Members

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Ask the Girl Scouts in this new video what time it is, and they will probably yell back in chorus that it is “Girl Scout ConnectZ time!” The ninth and tenth grade girls from Richfield, Armstrong, and Cooper High Schools were looking for a way to encourage participation in Girl Scouting through ConnectZ. Working with […]

Rewards of Volunteering Come in Quiet Moments + Hugs

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  As an engineer at Donaldson Companies, hugs are not part of Kay Hatlestad’s standard greeting, but they are exactly what she is swarmed with anytime she stops by Edgerton or Harambee Elementary in Maplewood to see her Girl Scout troop. As a leader for her daughter’s troop for 10 years, Kay Hatlestad loved every […]

Girls Scouts Eases Move to Minnesota

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  As Girl Scout Daisies in Ohio last year, Ava and Ella were surrounded by friends, but a career opportunity for their mom transferred the family to Minnesota this past summer. While the girls were nervous about a new house, new friends, and a new school, their parents, Lynette and Moose, assured the girls that […]