Girl Scouts River Valleys planning guides allow troop leaders to customize their year and help girls develop leadership skills while earning awards, badges and patches in each of the seven skill-building areas. Below troop leaders will find planning guides for awards and badges with an environmental focus. Visit the GSRV website for planning guides in other focus areas. 


It’s Your Planet – Love It! Journey SeriesGirl Scouts Go Green
Between Earth and Sky
Explore the natural world around you and learn skills to help Planet Earth. The Girl Scouts River Valleys has multiple ways to earn the award. See below for activity plans.

Activity Plan 1: The Blue Bucket Award

Activity Plan 2: The Firefly Award


It’s Your Planet – Love It! Journey Series
Wonders of Water
Learn about water in some wonder-filled adventures that are exciting and fun! Girls will understand how to love, care and protect this precious resource in their local community.

Activity Plan 1: LOVE Water Award

Activity Plan 2: SAVE Water and SHARE Water Awards

Household Elf Badge
While earning this badge, girls will discover ways to save energy, water and the planet!

Activity Plan


It’s Your Planet – Love It! Journey Series
Get Moving!
Investigate and innovate while exploring energy in all sorts of forms. From personal energy to the energy within our homes, girls will gain knowledge of how to efficiently use energy and reduce their impact on the world.

Activity Plan 1

Activity Plan 2

Go Green Girl!

This program is available for Junior through Ambassador and teaches girls about the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling! This patch and toolkit discuss ways to decrease our impacts and to make this world a better place.

To download the requirements and toolkit, click the link below.

Go Green Girl! Patch Program (PDF)

Looking to teach your girls more about recycling? Then contact a Dakota Valley Recycling staff member at 952-895-4515 or email to have an educational presentation about recycling.

Contact Us

City Education Department
13713 Frontier Court
Burnsville, MN 55337-3817
Phone: 952-895-4559

Dakota Valley Recycling

DVR is the partnership recycling department for the Cities of Apple Valley, BurnsvilleEagan and Lakeville that connects residents and businesses to recycling, composting and waste disposal information.

DVR is not a drop off facility and does not accept any materials for recycling.