The Girl Scouts River Valleys Press Corps is a brand-new team of specially trained Girl Scouts who will go behind the scenes of council and community events, gather all the facts, talk to the VIPs, snap photos, and share their stories with the Girl Scout community—all from a girl’s point of view! Press Corps members serve as official spokespeople for Girl Scouts River Valleys and get to flex their reporter skills throughout the year! How cool is that?
We’re looking for Girl Scouts in grades 6–12 who have lots of different interests, are passionate about Girl Scouts, and looking to explore and develop communications skills of all kinds.
What You’ll Learn
As a member of the Girl Scouts River Valleys Press Corps, you’ll have the chance to enhance your writing and photography skills, find out what it takes to prepare for an in-person interview, explore personal areas of interest (e.g., communications, public relations (PR), television broadcasting, and more), develop public speaking skills, and interact with professional experts, guest speakers, and reporters.
Stories: Members of the Press Corps will be asked to submit three stories per Girl Scout program year. Each event will have a submission deadline (usually one or two weeks after the event). Just like reporters in the field, we expect that the Press Corps will honor these deadlines to ensure timely reporting. Stories may cover:
- High profile Girl Scout events (e.g., Women of Distinction, Annual Meeting, Gold Award Ceremonies)
- Girl Scout programs (events, Cookie Program, camp, or initiatives like Every Girl in A Tent)
- Report on non-Girl Scout topics relevant to Girl Scouts.
- Stories of personal interest
Retreat Weekend: Participants must be available to participate in the Press Corps Retreat Weekend, where they will receive training, on January 5, 2019 from 9 am–4:30 pm at the Girl Scouts River Valleys Saint Paul Service Center (400 Robert Street South).
Monthly Meetings: Participants must be available to attend 6 of the 8 monthly meetings in person (or online) held on the second Monday of every month, with the exception of the February meeting (held on February 18). Meetings will be held from 6 pm–8 pm at the Saint Paul or Brooklyn Center Service Centers.
We can’t wait for you to put on your reporter hat and speak to the experience of a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™.
Applications will be accepted now through December 20, 2018. If you have questions, please contact Liana Tessum at Liana.Tessum@girlscoutsrv.org.