Girl Scouts have incredible opportunities to grow their leadership skills, develop lifelong friendships and earn awards. Learn about the resources available to girls and leaders as they travel through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience together.
This section includes a lot of vital information, so be sure that you download the full version to keep as a reference.
Program Essentials Planning Guide, created by River Valleys, ties together all of the badges, awards and patches, and helps leaders plan their troop’s activities.
The Leadership Journeys are the main way that girls experience the Girl Scout Leadership experience.
The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting
The Girl’s Guide is a colorful binder full of essential information on earning badges with options for customization.
Girl Scout Bronze, Silver + Gold Awards
These are the highest awards in Girl Scouting – learn how to help your girls earn them.
- Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards
- Map It! Girls Changing the World – A Girl Scouts USA site sharing award projects from around the country.
- Blog highlights of award and troop projects from the River Valleys council
Girl Scout Traditions
Girl Scouts has special days throughout the calendar year. Learn about them and our ceremonies, including bridging and award events.
- Court of Awards Guide – Helps you plan your troop’s ceremonies
Girl Scout Trips
Here you will find key information for planning Girl Scout trips and getting them approved. This section goes hand-in-hand with Safety-Wise, which includes information on keeping safe on trips.
- Review online trainings to guide you through campouts, sleepovers, and travel with your Girl Scout troop.
- Learn about the destinations program for Girl Scout trips.
- Activity Planning and Approval Forms – Includes all forms related to trips
Council-Sponsored Program Events
Outlines events organized by River Valleys, including badge-earning program events and camps. Learn how to rent River Valleys’ sites and equipment.
- Events – Find River Valleys events, sortable by location, type and grade level.
- Camp – Learn about all of the camp offerings, including our overnight and day camps
- Rent Camp Facilities – Learn how to rent camps or other facilities
- Equipment Check-Out – Learn about the resources held by Girl Scouts River Valleys that can be checked-out and/or rented