Girl Scout sign-ups after Fall Festival Parade Saturday
From Staff Reports

Sept. 7, 2006 -- The Girl Scout Council of Red River Valley will be holding a sign-up event on Saturday after the Fall Festival Parade. This event will be held behind the Kid’s Kingdom in the City Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Girl Scouts will also be providing a free hot dog lunch for those interested in joining.

Girl Scouts is for girls in kindergarten through 12th grade. Becoming a Girl Scout is important step in a girl’s life, according to Girl Scouts organizers, who say Girl Scouts help young girls become strong community leaders, and by participating in Girl Scouts, girls learn about teamwork, friendship and community service.

Girl Scouts has something for girls of all ages. Daisy Girl Scouts are kindergarten and 1st graders. Brownie Girl Scouts are 1st-3rd graders, and Junior Girl Scouts are 3rd-6th graders. For girls in 6th-12th grade there is Studio 2B: “Believe, Belong, Become, Build.” This innovative program addresses the many concerns teen Girl Scouts face. Being a Girl Scout helps girls learn about important issues and how to handle peer pressure and the stress of being a teenager in today’s society.

The Girl Scout Council of Red River Valley also has a 54-acre camp that holds events throughout the year, as well as numerous summer camps.

To learn more about becoming a Girl Scout adult volunteer, contact the Girl Scout Council office at 1-800-987-9075.

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