United Way of Crookston Program Spotlight: Girl Scouts Live United in Crookston


Girl Scouts are making a difference in people’s lives right here and right now in the Crookston area through service projects benefitting the elderly and others needing a helping hand.

Throughout the year Girl Scout troops will be found at the Villa St. Vincent delivering Valentine’s Day cards or other greetings to lift the spirits of the residents. Their concern for the well-being of others in the community is part of the leadership and life skills training they receive in the Girl Scout program. The program offers girls the opportunity to discover their leadership potential, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place – the overall Girl Scout mission.

Altogether nearly 70 girls and 30 adults are involved in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience program in the Crookston area. A very dedicated group of Girl Scout volunteers plan learning activities for the girls on a year-round basis, along with each Girl Scout troop actively engaged in skill-building activities. They are guided by Girl Scout Specialists at Girl Scouts—Dakota Horizons who offer programs and other member services on an ongoing basis.

Girl Scouts—Dakota Horizons is a long-time partner of the United Way. Funding provided by this partnership is used to support the local Girl Scout program so that all interested girls have the opportunity to join and participate in this life-changing experience.

About Girl Scouts—Dakota Horizons

Girl Scouts—Dakota Horizons is a non-profit organization that serves more than 12,000 members in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-Getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. We are committed to building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. For more information visit http://www.gsdakotahorizons.org/ or call 800-666-2141.


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