The warm weather is coming; I spotted my first robin last week, and there are definitely things sprouting up in my garden. Yes, I do believe spring is here!
Spring is an exciting time at River Valleys as we staff start thinking ahead to the next Girl Scout year and all the fun in store. It’s also the time of year that we offer our Girl Scout members the benefit to being Early Birds.
WHAT’S THIS EARLY BIRD THING ALL ABOUT?
Early Bird season gives any of our members – girls, troop leaders, parents, and so on – the chance to register early for the 2016-2017 membership year while getting in on some great perks.
This year’s Early Bird season runs from May 1 – June 30, 2016. Any members who register during this timeframe will receive the 2017 Early Bird patch and a shop punch card, which gives them 15% off any item purchased in the store on 12 separate visits, between July 2016-June 2017. (These items will be mailed directly to you in July – easy, peasy!)
Every year we select a new bird to be our Early Bird mascot. And let me tell you: we have had some pretty impressive and cute birds over the years. I was partial to the puffin a few years back and the chicken last year was a favorite among many. But we have REALLY outdone ourselves this year, as we have selected the most adorable bird on the planet: the Northern Saw-whet Owl. This creature is a hoot!
To get your troop more acquainted with this lovable, native bird, our Troop Support team developed an Early Bird activity plan, which is filled with Saw-whet owl fun facts, games, and activities. (Our favorite is the Saw-whet Owl puppet craft – complete with its own pellet!)
We hope you and your troop have a fantastic spring and take advantage of these Early Bird perks. Check out our renew page for more information about Early Bird, the membership renewal process, and answers to some frequently asked questions.
Brianna Belmore – As a Troop Support Specialist turned Communications Specialist at River Valleys, Brianna loves connecting with volunteers and spreading the word about the awesome things happening throughout the council. In addition to being socially savvy and design inclined, she enjoys knitting, cross-stitching, and puzzling with Netflix going strong in the background. Brianna’s a self-proclaimed rooftop patio enthusiast and loves exploring the Twin Cities with friends and family.