We know that Girl Scouting has proven to support academic success and
life outcomes in alums, and Girl Scouts show increased self confidence
in their decision-making abilities and their capacity to become strong
leaders in their own lives and communities. At Girl Scouts River
Valleys, we also know that not everyone finds Girl Scouting familiar
or easily accessible, including girls and families of color within our
Diversity, equity and inclusion are core Girl Scout values, and at
River Valleys, we understand representation matters. Mentored
Troops provide girls of color the opportunity to be a part of
ethnically diverse Girl Scout troops led by volunteer troop leaders of color.
Through Mentored Troops, girls develop a sense of belonging and
sisterhood with one another as they work toward badges and patches
focused on leadership, STEM, outdoor skills, and financial literacy.
For more information, or if you would like to start or join a
mentored troop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-845-0787 and ask for
the Vice President of Community Engagement.