MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - With the pandemic causing anxiety and other mental health challenges for many girls, River Valleys Girl Scouts is hoping to help.
For the first time ever, the organization has launched the ‘Every Girl Free’ membership campaign, offering no membership fees through the end of February for any girl in grades K through 12 that’s interested in joining. Just since launching the promotion at the first of the year, more than 260 girls have joined the organization.
“They can either join a local troop in their community or they can participate as a Juliet which means they participate more individually, and we’re also offering some free staff-led programming girls that will provide everything that girls really need right now, so activities to get girls active and activities that really focus on happiness and mental health and things like that,” says Liana Tessum, Director of Recruitment.
The no-membership fee runs through the end of February. To sign up, families can text ‘JOIN’ to 74253; you can also register at www.girlscoutsrv.org.