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Wanted: Girl Scout Stories!
Is your troop doing a great community service project? Help spread the news! Your Troop's news item, activity or community service project may be a big inspiration to other girls. Both Valley Lake Service Unit, as well as River Valleys' Council are interested in learning about girls' news stories to promote throughout the local media. Examples may include a gold, silver or bronze award project, your troop's contribution to the community through service projects, special troop activities, or significant field trips or other events you'd like to share.

  • Let's get the word out - how we're developing young leaders with courage, confidence & character!
  • Nicole Junker is Valley Lake's new Communications & PR Representative and will work with you to share the Girl Scout message. Send her an email today!
  • Make sure to include lots of details about your troop project, plus include a photo.
  • Click here for a handy format to get your troop news article started.

  • Bronze, Silver & Gold at a Glance


    Is your troop ready to pursue their Bronze, Silver or Gold? Here are the guidelines for girls working on these important achievements in Girl Scouting: Guidelines

      Office Max Retail Connect - get your card here! Color copies are now just $0.31 each with the use of your Girl Scout Retail Connect card. Simply print out your updated card & save big $$ on troop expenses. With your first use, Office Max will laminate the card for you. (Please note that previous cards are no longer valid).

      River Valleys - Red Cross Trainings
    River Valleys has provided this new site detailing available First Aid/CPR trainings. Includes complete registration, location, course description and fee information.

      Girl Scout Song Book: You Asked for It!
    My personal favorite is I Wish I Were A Little Bar of Soap! - LOVE that one! And so will your girls. Printer-friendly mini-songbook for all occasions: Songbook.

    Games for Girls!

    Looking for some fun games for your troop or group? Girl Scout Seniors from Troop 51282 compiled this handy list for you - of their favorite interactive & cooperative games, complete with detailed instructions--as part of their High Adventure Interest Project badgework: Games - Have fun!

      Need Some Quick Advice About Designing A Flyer? Attention, event & project planners! Click here for a helpful document: How to Design A Better Flyer.

      Badges, Patches, Pins & Books - Need a convenient way to shop for Girl Scout items? Here are several options:

  • Visit the St. Paul Service Center or other area Council Shop. For hours & locations, click here: Council Shop locations/map.
  • Council Shop staff at any of the locations will ship items to your address for a small shipping & handling fee, just give them a call.
  • Shop On-Line: www.girlscoutshop.com
  • What Goes Where? Just click here for the new, printer-friendly, COLOR diagram to see where everything goes on girls' vests or sashes!
  • Info on Religious Awards for Girl Scouts - The not-for-profit national organization Programs of Religious Activities with Youth (P.R.A.Y.) is approved by GSUSA to provide information about religious awards available to Girl Scouts. Click here to go directly to their Girl Scout information.