Adding Cheer at the Ronald McDonald House

Girls at counter

When girls from Troop 10756 recognized a need for new children’s activities at the Ronald McDonald House in Minneapolis, they seized the opportunity to help out and earned their Silver Award along the way. Sam, Mikenna, Bronwyn and Breezy teamed up for their Silver Award project and brought new light to kids and family members […]

ConnectZ—Spotlight on Hmong Women’s Circle

ConnectZ girls

As the bell rings and students hustle to their classrooms, a group of energetic young women fill the multicultural resource center at Roseville High School. Every Tuesday afternoon, anywhere from 15–30 girls gather for a Girl Scout troop meeting led by troop leaders Choua and Barbra. A ConnectZ Girl Scout troop, the girls meet in […]

The Value of Girl Scout Sisterhood

Cheradin's Girl Scout sisters push her across the bridge

Bridging ceremonies are special events that signify a girl’s transition from one Girl Scout level to the next. In Zimmerman, MN this year, a bridging ceremony had special significance for Troop 13529 as they demonstrated leadership and the value of Girl Scout sisterhood. It all started with a little problem—how to get Cheradin’s wheelchair across […]

Troop Completes Silver Award During CDOS

Girls doing water activity

For Troop 52691 from Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, Centennial Day of Service was not only a day to help prevent debris and leaves from entering their local waterways; it also marked the completion of their Silver Award project. Divided into three teams, the troop began their Silver Award journey this summer. Each team planned separate phases […]

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 […]