The Girl Scout Council of St. Croix Valley covers 5,000 square miles and serves all or parts of seven counties in Minnesota and four #%!&ies in Wisconsin. The council is chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA to organize and maintain Girl Scouting in its geographic jurisdiction. We are one of 316 councils in the United States.
Through 55+ staff members, the council provides direction, guidance, support, and coordination for volunteers in membership development, girl program, adult development, communications, fund development, and property management.
In addition to staff support for volunteers, the council provides resources for girls, adults and service teams through five council program centers, training opportunities for adults, regular publications, book and audio-visual libraries, a council shop, and a variety of council-sponsored program opportunities for girls.
The Girl Scout program promotes cooperative learning experiences in which girls and adults work as partners to plan and evaluate activities. This partnership encourages the development of leadership and decision-making skills, provides girls with an opportunity to experience self-government, and allows for the positive influence of adult role models.
Designed to meet the developmental, educational, emotional, and social needs of girls, the Girl Scout program reaches girls in five program age levels:
– Daisy Girl Scouts (grades K-1, ages 5-6)
– Brownie Girl Scouts (grades 1-3, ages 6-8)
– Junior Girl Scouts (grades 3-6, ages 8-11)
– Cadette Girl Scouts (grades 6-9, ages 11-14)
– Senior Girl Scouts (grades 9-12, ages 14-17)
Girl Scouts offers each girl a place that recognizes her contributions, her values, and her abilities. By providing a supportive, all-girl environment that encourages girls to take healthy risks, Girl Scouting is also uniquely positioned to:
– Provide opportunities for girls to know and like themselves by undertaking independent projects.
– Give girls a chance to feel connected by identifying as members of a group.
– Help girls appreciate and respect people from every racial, ethnic, religious, and socio-economic group.
– Provide girls of all ages with opportunities to learn about careers and interact with women leaders.
– Encourage girls’ respect for the environment and their responsibility to protect it.
The Girl Scout Council of St. Croix Valley provides a setting where female role models are the norm rather than the exception helping girls develop the skills and self-confidence they need to succees in tomorrow’s world.