Share Your Troop Experience

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The Girl Scouts River Valleys Training team is building a library of online resources to support volunteers. If you are a troop leader, we would love your help in gathering media to create content for the following: Flag ceremony – Record your troop showcasing this beloved ceremony. Girl Scout songs – Record your troop singing […]

Celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Week at the Shop

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Volunteers, join us at any Girl Scouts River Valleys council shop for free gifts, a discount, and fun events during Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 21–25. While you’re there, learn about new programs, and check out resources for Early Registration, bridging, award ceremonies, and planning your year. Stop in for… A free River Valleys tote, box […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cookie Advice from a Cookie Service Unit Manager

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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 […]