Council volunteer committees provide valuable and meaningful volunteer opportunities that support Girl Scouts River Valleys’ strategic objectives. These opportunities are managed and supported by staff.
COO Advisory Committee
COO Advisory Committee members provide volunteer perspective and counsel to the Chief Operating Officer in response to policies, strategies, and annual action planning. Members will meet two times per year in person, with additional online meetings or email communication as needed. Applications are accepted once per year, in August-September, for 1-year appointments beginning October 1. Members may be reappointed for up to 3 consecutive terms.
Staff Liaison: Jen Thorson
Council Scholarship Committee
The Scholarship Committee members are responsible for evaluating and awarding Girl Scouts River Valleys and Legacy Council Scholarships to Girl Scouts River Valleys girls. The Committee shall perform key tasks in determining awards, process of application, promotion of scholarship opportunities and volunteer at key events to promote Girl Scout programming. Term limits in effect September 2, 2019
Staff Liaison: Sara Shaw Meyer
Day Camp Advisory Committee
Day Camp Advisory Committee members provide guidance and support to Girl Scouts River Valleys on current and proposed volunteer-led day camp support activities, procedures, resources, and communication plans. Members will help plan and facilitate a training and networking event open to all Girl Scouts River Valleys day camp directors and volunteers. The time commitment for this position is an average of 2-4 hours per month September through May, with some months requiring more or less time, depending on committee needs and interests.
Staff Liaison: Emily Schmall
Highest Award Committee
Highest Award Committee Members help girls through the process of earning their Highest Awards by providing guidance, support, and mentorship to Girl Scouts (6th-12th grade). These are the highest awards available to Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors, and have a strong emphasis on community leadership. Highest Awards Committee Members are also responsible for providing their Girl Scouts River Valleys contact with a confirmation that the applicants have completed all the requirements necessary to receive the Silver or Gold award.
Staff Liaison: Soua Thao
Outdoor Champions Advisory Committee
The Outdoor Advisory Committee members provide guidance and support to the outdoor champions in growing their knowledge of outdoor skills and resources. This includes providing a platform for the outdoor champions to network with each other. The committee is comprised of current or past outdoor champions. We accept applications on a rolling basis.
Staff Liaison: Pam Wurster
Product Program Advisory Committee
The Product Program Advisory Committee advises the Product Program Team on matters related to the fall Snacks + Magazines program and the spring Cookie program. The committee is comprised of twelve Girl Scouts River Valleys volunteers who meet quarterly with the Product Program staff to discuss and advise on best practices, including logistics, volunteer experience, and girl program. Ideally, committee members provide representation across all quadrants of the council, who are currently serving in roles directly related to the product programs (e.g., troop cookie manager and/or fall product manager, service unit cookie manager and/or fall product manager) for various lengths of role tenure (e.g., one to twenty years volunteer product program experience). Applications are reviewed by the Product Program staff, with the goal to provide broad service unit representation and a variety of experience levels. Applications are accepted March-June.
Staff Liaison: Susan Andersson
Service Unit Manager Mentor Committee
The Service Unit Manager Mentor Committee will be actively involved in providing guidance and support to service unit managers in service units of which they are assigned. The committee will work in partnership with Girl Scouts River Valleys staff to determine the need and priority for each service unit mentor assignment. The committee will meet monthly to discuss and advise on best practices, including volunteer experience, volunteer training, and support needs for Girl Scouts River Valleys service unit managers. Ideally, committee members provide representation across all quadrants of the council, and are volunteers who are or have served as a service unit manager.
Staff Liaison: Niila Hebert
Volunteer Recognition Award Committee
Volunteer Recognition Award Committee members are responsible for evaluating and approving Girl Scouts River Valleys volunteer recognition awards. The Committee shall perform key tasks in reviewing awards, deliberating on approval of the award, and promotion of the awards to volunteers and members.
Staff Liaison: Niila Hebert