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Seniors of Troop 65659 Earn Sisterhood Award

Submitted by Jessica Spangler

Metro Denver

Denver

Seniors from Troop 65659 joined with two Juliettes to complete Mission: Sisterhood. They all came up with issues they cared about, and then, voted to focus on access to art instruction for youth who are living on the streets and in poverty. The girls believe that making art is a healing process that is truly a need for youth in challenging life circumstances.

They wanted to inspire art teachers of all mediums  (visual arts, theatre, music) to give time by volunteering with organizations that serve youth experiencing homelessness in their local areas. They created a video to explain their project and why it’s important. Then, they got help to create a new Facebook group and recruited art teachers nationwide to see the video and exchange information on how they can volunteer locally. Their group can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/groups/497354454462093 .

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Cadettes of Troop 65659 Complete aMAZE Journey

Submitted by Jessica Spangler

Metro Denver

Denver

Cadettes from Troop 65659 joined with two Juliettes to complete the aMAZE Journey. To earn their Diplomat Award, they chose to focus their project on the topic of first impressions. They created a fun story about puppets at a theme park to show viewers why you should not jump to conclusions based on your first impression of a person (or a puppet).

They also addressed how we might give someone who is leaving a bad first impression a chance by helping them, and the consequences of stereotyping a person based on what you see. They agreed to share their video with local neighborhood groups so that other children would be able to enjoy it and learn from it. Their video can be seen at https://youtu.be/jirSh4DmMDo .

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

GSCO to Launch Trailblazer and Mariner Troop Programs

Calling all outdoor enthusiasts! Do you have an older girl troop that is craving to do more in the outdoors? Or, maybe you are a future adult volunteer who wants to get girls engaged in high adventure activities outdoors. Well, we now have the perfect troop programs for you: Trailblazers and Mariners. Both troop experiences encourage girls to participate in all the things we love about the Girl Scout program, but through an outdoor lens.

Girl Scouts of Colorado has reviewed the guidelines established by Girl Scouts of the USA and combined them with our own policies and procedures to create a training pathway to prepare you to be a leader or volunteer for these unique troop experiences.

So, what is your first step? You will need to log into gsLearn and take GSCO’s “Introduction to Mariners and Trailblazers” training. In this training, we will introduce you to both programs and provide a brief overview of the programs and what the experience is like to be the leader. After completing the introduction training, you will then fill out a request to start either a Trailblazer or Mariner troop, and a Girl Scouts of Colorado staff member will work with you to get everything started.

Can’t access gsLearn? Email Kendy.Doolen@gscolorado.org.

Have questions about either the Trailblazer or Mariner program? Email GirlExperience@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

I 💚 Fall Product Program: Leah from Littleton

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s 2020 Fall Product Program is now underway, and there’s still plenty of time for you to get started! Fall Product Program is a great way for troops (both new and existing) to earn proceeds to use for Girl Scout activities throughout the year or to get one step closer to reaching their next goal. All troops receive 13% of their magazine orders as troop proceeds, plus $1/per item for nuts and chocolates sold.

GSCO Media Star and Girl Scout Senior Leah from Littleton told us what she likes about this program:

How many years have you participated in Fall Product Program?

6 years

Do you like creating an avatar that looks like you?

Yes

Do you record a message too?

Yes

What do you like about having an online storefront?

It’s easier for me to manage without holding products in my house. Its also great advertising with easy to use purchasing and reasonable shipping for out of town or state friends and family.

Is the online storefront easy to connect with family, friends, and other customers?

Yes

Is the online storefront fun to use?

Yes, it is easy to keep track of my goals, rewards, and sales.

What tips for success would you share with girls who are participating for the first time?

Make sure to get your mom or dad to help advertise for you and send emails to friends and family. The more excited you are and ask for help, the more your mom or dad will be excited to.

What nut or candy item (s) do your customers like best?

Chocolate Covered Almonds

What has your troop done with Fall Product Program troop proceeds that you’ve earned?

We use our funds all year-round for activities and camp, but this year, we are saving for a trip to Utah next summer to visit national parks.

What’s the coolest reward that you have earned?

The charm bracelet and charms through S’mores Club, and this year, my goal is to earn the customized Converse shoes.

Thank you, Leah, for sharing your experience and tips with other Girl Scouts!

Want to participate? You’ll find the M2OS log-in instructions and set-up instructions, family guides, and an order card that shows all girl rewards are on the Fall Product Program page of the GSCO website. Parents/caregivers can also watch the How to Get Started in M2OS – For Families video and learn how to help their Girl Scout.

Need more information? Go to the Fall Product Program page on our website: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/cookies/fall-product-program.html and check out the Fall Product Program weekly update videos posted to the GSCO Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Questions about Fall Product Program or need assistance? We are here to support you! Contact GSCO customer care at 1-877-404-5708 or email inquiry@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

A Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration of No Limit Latinas! ¡Un Mes de Celebraciones de Herencia Hispana de Latinas Sin Límite!

From Girl Scouts of the USA

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month and we’re thrilled to celebrate today by highlighting a few of our most incredible Latina Girl Scout alum! These barrier-breaking, change-making, world-changing women are a huge inspiration to us and to every Latina out there who craves to see herself in the eyes and faces of accomplished leaders—strong role models who give them the confidence to believe that they too can accomplish anything they set their minds to. 

First up, the one and only, Sonia Sotomayor! As the first U.S. Supreme Court Justice of Hispanic heritage and a proud Girl Scout alum, Justice Sotomayor is the ultimate No Limit Latina, inspiring us to reach for the stars in our careers and never back down from a challenge. As a passionate advocate for defendant rights, criminal justice system reform, and equality, Justice Sotomayor is working hard to make the world a better place for all of us, and we’re so grateful. Thank you for shining your life-changing light, Justice Sotomayor! 

While Justice Sotomayor leads in the courtroom, our beloved Girl Scout alum, Ellen Ochoa, leads in the sky! The first Hispanic woman to go to space as part of the nine-day mission aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1993, Ochoa is a talented engineer, former NASA astronaut, and former director of the Johnson Space Center—talk about a No Limit Latina!

Thank you, Ellen, for inspiring us to believe in ourselves and go for our goals no matter how out of reach they may seem at first. Thanks to you, we know that the seemingly impossible is entirely possible with hard work, perseverance, and a positive spirit.  

Next up—the unstoppable Dolores Huerta! Another proud Girl Scout alum, Dolores is an outstanding labor leader and civil rights activist who co-founded the National Farmworkers Association (along with Cesar Chavez), now known as the United Farm Workers of America. She is a fierce defender of workers’, immigrants’, and women’s rights, and an awe-inspiring No Limit Latina who reminds us that change is possible even against incredible odds and long-standing power structures. Because if you believe you can, YOU CAN!  

Thank you, Dolores, for helping us keep hope alive even when things seem hopeless. It’s leaders like you that keep us moving towards a brighter future one hard-fought victory at a time. 

And of course, there’s our bold, brave, and glass-ceiling shattering former Girl Scouts CEO, Sylvia Acevedo.  A systems engineer by education, Acevedo began her career at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she was part of the Voyager 2 team. In addition to her work as a rocket scientist, she’s also held top leadership positions at Apple, Dell, IBM, and other U.S. technology leaders—talk about an incredible career! And what’s more, she spent the next phase of her career advocating for Spanish-speaking families by creating education, health, and workforce development programs across the country.  

A committed advocate of STEM and the power of education to transform lives, Acevedo brought focus to this critical platform for girls’ success during her four-year tenure as Girl Scouts of the USA CEO, leading the way to the introduction of dozens of new badges that prepare girls for a future beyond their wildest dreams.   

Thank you, Sylvia, for your unwavering commitment to science and girls! Your journey is an inspiration to us all! 

Our younger generation of No Limit Latina Girl Scout alums are not far behind greats like Sotomayor, Ochoa, Huerta, and Acevedo.  Ana, a 2019 Gold Award Girl Scout, dedicated more than 700 hours over three years to introduce a rigorous ethnic studies curriculum to her high school in San Diego, CA. While her school is made up of about 70 percent Latinx students and 20 percent Filipino American students, Ana noticed that the contributions of these communities were largely absent from the courses they were being taught.  Thank you, Ana, for seeing wrong and going above and beyond to make it right! It’s No Limit Latinas like you that give us all hope for a fairer, more inclusive future where we can all be represented in our full glory and encouraged to shine our brightest, no matter what obstacles we may face. 

Minely, also a 2019 National Gold Award Girl Scout, dedicated her Gold Award to changing a law in Puerto Rico so that people have the opportunity to register themselves as deaf through their driver’s licenses, and on giving law enforcement officers the tools they need to communicate with and provide help to the deaf community. Thanks to Minely, if a deaf driver gets pulled over now, they can just show the officer their driver’s license with the deaf symbol on it. This will help avoid potentially dangerous misunderstandings between the two and keep deaf drivers safe. In trying to get the law changed and these updates to driver’s licenses implemented, Minely heard a lot of no’s, but she never gave up. She was determined to protect deaf drivers, and with a lot of determination and Girl Scout grit, she did just that. Thank you Minely for stopping at nothing to make the world a better place for others! You are proof that anything is possible if you just believe in yourself and keep pushing. 

And last, but certainly far from least, on today’s epic No Limit Latina highlight reel is our star alum and 2017 Gold Award Girl Scout, Vilmarie! Vilmarie is a pioneer of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) awareness in Puerto Rico. When her mother was diagnosed with MS when Vilmarie was just 15 years old, she decided to turn her fear into advocacy and awareness for the disease which led her to create a robust education program as well as the passage of Senate Act 1180 in Puerto Rico to properly document cases of MS at the governmental level. Through the passing of this legislation, a national registry will now have an accurate count of Puerto Ricans with MS, which can be applied to the federal funding and resources provided to the island by the government. 

Know an exceptional no limit Latina Girl Scout who is taking the lead in your community to create positive change and make amazing things happen for herself and others? Shout her out on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter so we can follow the inspiration! 

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¡Es el mes de la Herencia Hispana y estamos emocionados en celebrar este día al resaltar unas cuantas de nuestras alumnas Latinas de Girl Scouts! Estas mujeres rompen barreras, inspiran cambios, y cambian el mundo son una inspiración para nosotros y todas las Latinas que anhelan en verse en los ojos y las caras de líderes exitosos – estas mujeres son modelos que inspiran confianza en que ellas crean en si mismas para lograr cualquier cosa que ellas tengan en mente.

Primero, la única, ¡Sonia Sotomayor! Como la primera Juez de la Corte Suprema de EE. UU. de herencia hispana y alumna orgullosa de Girl Scouts, Juez Sotomayor es la definitiva Latina Sin Límite, inspirándonos para alcanzar las estrellas en nuestras careras y nunca retroceder de un desafió. Ella es una defensora apasionada de los derechos del acusado, reforma de la justicia del sistema criminal, y de la igualdad, Juez Sotomoyor esta trabajando muy duro para hacer de este mundo un lugar mejor para todos nosotros, y estamos muy agradecidos. ¡Muchas gracias por alumbrarnos con tu luz que cambia vidas Juez Sotomayor!

“Es importante que todos apreciemos de donde venimos y como esa historia nos a dado forma en maneras que no entendemos.”- Sonia Sotomayor, Juez de la Corte Suprema, Alumna de Girl Scouts

Mientras la Juez Sotomayor nos dirige en el tribunal, nuestra querida alumna de Girl Scouts, Ellen Ochoa, ¡nos dirige en el cielo! La primera mujer Hispana de ir al espacio como parte de la misión de nueve días sobre el Transbordador Espacial Discovery en 1993, Ochoa es una ingeniera talentosa, una astronauta de NASA anterior, ¡y directora del Centro Espacial de Johnson anterior – que tal de esta Latina Sin Limite!

Gracias, Ellen, por darnos la inspiración de creer en nosotras mismas y seguir tras nuestras metas sin importar que tan fuera de nuestro alcance parezcan ser al principio. Gracias a ti, sabemos que lo que parece imposible es completamente posible al trabajar duro, perseverar, y un espíritu positivo.

“Espero poder continuar a inspirar los jóvenes de nuestro país para perseguir careras en ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería, y matemáticas para que ellos también, puedan alcanzar las estrellas,” – Ellen Ochoa, Ingeniera, Astronauta Anterior, Alumna de Girl Scouts

¡Ahora – la imparable Dolores Huerta! Otra orgullosa alumna de Girl Scouts, Dolores es una líder laboral y activista de derechos civiles excepcional que fundó la Asociación Nacional de Trabajadores Agrícolas (National Farmworkers Association) junto con Cesar Chavez, y ahora es conocido como la Unión de Campesinos (United Farm Workers of America). Ella es una defensora feroz de los derechos de trabajadores, emigrantes, y de mujeres, y es una impresionante Latina Sin Límite que nos recuerda que el cambio es posible aun en contra probabilidades increíbles y estructuras de poder de largo tiempo. ¡Porque si tú crees que puedes, SI SE PUEDE!

Gracias, Dolores, por ayudarnos a mantener nuestra esperanza viva incluso cuando las cosas parecen sin esperanza. Son líderes como tú que nos mueven hacia adelante a un futuro mas brillante victoria tras victoria.

Dolores Huerta, Líder Americana de Labor, Alumna de Girl Scout

Y por supuesto, tenemos a nuestra audaz, valiente, y rompiendo cielos de vidrio CEO Girl Scouts anterior, Sylvia Acevedo. Ella estudio para ser ingeniería de sistemas, y empezó su carrera en el Laboratorio de Propulsión de Jet de NASA, donde fue parte del equipo de Voyager 2.  En adición a su trabajo como científica de cohetes, también ha tenido posiciones de liderazgo superiores en compañías de tecnología de US incluyendo a Apple, Dell, e IBM – ¡qué carrera tan increíble! Y lo que es más, ella paso la siguiente fase de su carrera abogando por familias que hablan español al crear programas de educación, salud, y desarrollo de la fuerza laboral a través del país.

Comprometida para abogar por STEM y el poder que tiene la educación para transformar vidas, Acevedo trajo el enfoque a una plataforma fundamental para el éxito de las niñas durante sus cuatro años de CEO de Girl Scouts of the USA, dirigiendo el camino para la introducción de docenas de insignias para preparar a las niñas para un futuro que sobrepasa sus sueños más altos.

Gracias, Sylvia, ¡por tu compromiso inquebrantable a la ciencia y a las niñas! ¡Tu aventura es una inspiración a todos nosotros!

“Siempre motivo a las jóvenes que están empezando su carrera que no tengan miedo de fallar, que abracen el tomar riesgos inteligentemente, y que tengan la persistencia y resiliencia para romper las barreras artificiales. ¡Cuando pienso de mi carrera y de los arrepentimientos que tengo, la única cosa que deseo es que hubiera tomado más riesgos!”- Sylvia Acevedo, Científica de Cohetes, CEO de GSUSA Anterior, y Autora

Nuestra generación más joven de alumnas de Girl Scouts Latinas Sin Limite no están tan atrás de las grandes como Sotomayor, Ochoa, Huerta, y Acevedo. Ana, una Girl Scout del Premio de Oro de 2019, dedico más de 700 horas durante tres años para introducir un currículo de estudios étnicos rigoroso a su escuela secundaria en San Diego, CA. Mientras su escuela se compone de 70 porciento de estudiantes Latinx y 20 porciento de estudiantes filipino-americanos, Ana noto que las contribuciones de estas comunidades casi no existían en los cursos que se estaban ensenando. Gracias, Ana, ¡por observar el mal y sobresalir para hacerlo bien! Son Latinas Sin Limite como tú que nos dan esperanza para un futuro justo e inclusivo donde se puede representar a todos en nuestra gloria entera y se motiva a brillar los más brillante, sin importar los obstáculos que nos enfrentan.

“No hay duda que hay cosas muy malas en este mundo , pero cuando nos paramos y tomamos acción, podemos hacerlas mejor.”- Ana, Girl Scout del Premio de Oro Nacional de 2019

Minely, también una Girl Scout del Premio de Oro de 2019, dedico su Premio de Oro a cambiar la ley en Puerto Rico para que la gente tuviera la oportunidad de registrarse como sordos a través de sus licencias de manejo, y para dar a los agentes de la ley las herramientas que necesitan para comunicarse y proveer ayuda a la comunidad sorda. Gracias a Minely, si un conductor sordo es detenido ahora, le pueden ensenar al agente su licencia de manejo con el símbolo de sordos. Esto ayudará a evitar malentendidos potencialmente peligrosos entre los dos y mantendrá a los conductores sordos seguros. En tratar de cambiar la ley e implementar estas actualizaciones a las licencias de conducir, Minely escucho mucho el No, pero nunca se venció. Ella estaba determinada para proteger a los conductores sordos, y con mucha determinación y el grano de Girl Scout, eso el lo que hizo. ¡Gracias Minely por no parar de hacer de este mundo un lugar mejor para otros! Eres prueba que todo es posible si crees solamente en ti misma y sigues adelante.

“Si mi corazón está en el lugar correcto y yo me acerco con determinación, yo puedo hacer lo que sea.” Minely, Girl Scout del Premio de Oro Nacional de 2019

Al último, pero ciertamente no la menos, en nuestro carrete de resalto épico de ahora de Latina Sin Límite, ¡es nuestra alumna estrella Girl Scout del Premio de Oro de 2017, Vilmarie! Vilmarie es una pionera de traer atención en Puerto Rico al Esclerosis Múltiple (MS). Cuando la mama de Vilmarie fue diagnosticada con MS cuando Vilmarie tenía solamente 15 años, ella decidió de usar su miedo y convertirlo en traer atención y abogar para la enfermedad y resulto en crear un programa robusto de educación y el pasaje del Acto del Senado 1180 en Puerto Rico para que al nivel del gobierno se documentara apropiadamente los casos de MS. Al pasar esta legislación, ahora un registro nacional tendrá un conteo preciso de puertorriqueños con MS, que se pueden aplicar a los fondos federales y recursos proveídos a la isla por el gobierno.

“Estamos quebrando los límites de Girl Scouts. Podemos enseñarle a la gente que tenemos muchas habilidades, y que podemos hacer mucho más por nuestro país y nuestra comunidad.” – Vilmarie Ocasio, Girl Scout del Premio de Oro Nacional de 2017

¿Conoce a una Latina Sin Limite Girl Scout excepcional que está tomando el liderazgo en su comunidad para crear un cambio positivo y están haciendo cosas increíbles para ella y otros? ¡Dale elogios en Facebook, Instagram, y Twitter para seguir la inspiración!

 

I 💚 Fall Product Program: Alison from Thornton

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s 2020 Fall Product Program is now underway, and there’s still plenty of time for you to get started! Fall Product Program is a great way for troops (both new and existing) to earn proceeds to use for Girl Scout activities throughout the year or to get one step closer to reaching their next goal. All troops receive 13% of their magazine orders as troop proceeds, plus $1/per item for nuts and chocolates sold.

GSCO Media Star and Girl Scout Cadette Alison from Troop 62816 in Thornton told us what she likes about this program:

How many years have you participated in Fall Product Program?

I have participated in Fall Product Program for seven years.

Do you like creating an avatar that looks like you? Do you record a message too?

I love creating an avatar that looks like me! Although I usually don’t record a message for my avatar, it’s still very fun! 

What do you like about having an online storefront? Is it easy to connect with family, friends, and other customers? Is it fun to use?

The thing that I like about having an online storefront is that I can see what my achievements are, and they are turned into little medals and trophies, and other cool things! Using this online platform, it’s very easy to send emails to friends and family, and they include the link to my entire campaign. And, I think it’s fun to use because it’s interactive, modern, and inspiring. 

What tips for success would you share with girls who are participating for the first time?

A tip for other girls is that: Check your online store, so you can see how much people have bought products online, so you can have an idea of how much you have left to sell before you reach your goal. And, another tip, is that you can ask people in person that you know, but you don’t have their email and they might buy products from you. 

What nut or candy item(s) do your customers like best?

The products that my customers usually buy are Dulce Daisies and Peanut Butter Monkeys.

What has your troop done with Fall Product Program troop proceeds that you’ve earned?

With the proceeds, my troop usually uses the money to buy the badges that we complete. 

What’s the coolest reward that you have earned?

The coolest reward that I’ve earned is to be a part of S’mores Club. If you participate in Fall Product Program, sell 15 Nuts or Candies, send 15 emails during the program, and sell 400 packages of cookies, during cookie season, you can be a part of the S’mores Club. You will earn a personalized patch, with your avatar in it, and very cool special prizes! For this year, if you do all of the requirements for S’mores Club, you get customized Converse Shoes and a specialized S’mores Club avatar patch. That’s pretty cool for me! Good luck with your Fall Product Program!

Thank you, Alison, for sharing your experience and tips with other Girl Scouts!

Want to participate? You’ll find the M2OS log-in instructions and set-up instructions, family guides, and an order card that shows all girl rewards are on the Fall Product Program page of the GSCO website. Parents/caregivers can also watch the How to Get Started in M2OS – For Families video and learn how to help their Girl Scout.

Need more information? Go to the Fall Product Program page on our website: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/cookies/fall-product-program.html and check out the Fall Product Program weekly update videos posted to the GSCO Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Questions about Fall Product Program or need assistance? We are here to support you! Contact GSCO customer care at 1-877-404-5708 or email inquiry@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Fall Trail Adventure Kickoff

Ready to earn your Trail Adventure badge? We have a special guest ready to teach you how to gear up to hit the trails this fall! Join the GSCO Outdoor Program team and Aliyah Cohen, equipment designer at The North Face, on these virtual webinars to learn more about how to plan, prepare, and train for your outdoor adventure. We will walk you through each step of the Trail Adventure badge and give you special tips, tricks, and resources to help you earn your badge.

We are offering two Trail Adventure Kickoff webinars this fall. One is for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. The other is for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors.

To learn more and register for the Daisy/Brownie/Junior webinar: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/fall_trail_adventure_Oct6.html

To learn more and register for the Cadette/Senior/Ambassador webinar: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/fall_trail_adventure_Oct7.html

After the webinar, girls will have access to an activity packet to help them complete badge requirements. Girl Scouts who complete all of the requirements to earn their Trail Adventure badge by February 1, 2021 are eligible to receive the badge and a Girl Scout bandana for FREE*. A link to an online notification form will be sent to all webinar attendees and will be available on our website for parents/guardians or troop leaders to fill out.

Can’t make it to the webinar? No worries! We will be recording the webinars and posting them to the GSCO YouTube channel. We will also post the activity packet and the link to request a free badge on our website after the webinars.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

GSCO Shop Updates: September 2020

The GSCO Shop in Denver is now open for shopping by appointment only! Sign up for a time to visit the shop.

Please Note:

  • There is a maximum of four customers at a time.
  • Appointments are available Monday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Free shipping and no-contact pick up is still offered as an alternative for our customers to get their Girl Scout gear should they need anything last minute, or they don’t feel comfortable in a public environment.
  • Credit cards and Cookie Credits are the only form of payment we can accept, and we are still unable to take returns.

Shop for GSCO specific merchandise online

Check out our new council’s own online order form! Submit the order form and we will contact you for payment and shipping/pickup options. Items added weekly.

As always you can still shop online anytime. Check back often for GSUSA purchase and shipping promotions.

See the FAQs for full details on the GSCO Shop

Contact: 303-607-4880 or retail@gscolorado.org. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

I 💚 Fall Product Program: Emma from Highlands Ranch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s 2020 Fall Product Program is now underway, and there’s still plenty of time for you to get started! Fall Product Program is a great way for troops (both new and existing) to earn proceeds to use for Girl Scout activities throughout the year or to get one step closer to reaching their next goal. All troops receive 13% of their magazine orders as troop proceeds, plus $1/per item for nuts and chocolates sold.

GSCO Media Star Emma from Highlands Ranch told us what she likes about this program:

How many years have you participated in Fall Product Program?

Four Years

Do you like creating an avatar that looks like you? Do you record a message too?

Yes, I love making my own avatar and seeing my friends’ avatars. I have been making a video for my online store for the last couple of years. 

What do you like about having an online storefront? Is it easy to connect with family, friends, and other customers? Is it fun to use? 

I love my online storefront because it makes Fall Product Program so easy. I just send out emails from M2, and my friends and family can buy delicious treats and magazines from my online store. 

What tips for success would you share with girls who are participating for the first time?

The biggest tip I can give girls is to send out as many emails as you can. The Fall Product Program items are so delicious, people will buy them. 

What nut or candy item(s) do your customers like best?

My customers like the Peppermint Bark and Mint Trefoils. They are both delicious! 

What has your troop done with Fall Product Program troop proceeds that you’ve earned?

My troop has used a portion of the proceeds from Fall Product Program to pay for our own activities and help the community. Last year, we used our money to buy holiday gifts for more than 20 families at a Title 1 school in our community. We are also going rock climbing this weekend! 

What’s the coolest reward that you have earned?

The coolest reward I received from Fall Product Program was the Cookie Cart. I use it every year to sell and deliver Girl Scout Cookies. 

Thank you, Emma, for sharing your experience and tips with other Girl Scouts!

Want to participate? You’ll find the M2OS log-in instructions and set-up instructions, family guides, and an order card that shows all girl rewards are on the Fall Product Program page of the GSCO website. Parents/caregivers can also watch the How to Get Started in M2OS – For Families video and learn how to help their Girl Scout.

Need more information? Go to the Fall Product Program page on our website: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/cookies/fall-product-program.html and check out the Fall Product Program weekly update videos posted to GSCO Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Questions about Fall Product Program or need assistance? We are here to support you! Contact GSCO customer care at 1-877-404-5708 or email inquiry@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

I 💚 Fall Product Program: Hailey from Arvada

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s 2020 Fall Product Program is now underway, and there’s still plenty of time for you to get started! Fall Product Program is a great way for troops (both new and existing) to earn proceeds to use for Girl Scout activities throughout the year or to get one step closer to reaching their next goal. All troops receive 13% of their magazine orders as troop proceeds, plus $1/per item for nuts and chocolates sold.

GSCO Media Star Hailey from Arvada told us what she likes about this program:

How many years have you participated in Fall Product Program?

I have been doing the Fall Product Program for three to four years

Do you like creating an avatar that looks like you? Do you record a message too?

Yes. I like to create an avatar because I can make her look just like me and I love it, it makes me feel like I have a mini fairy. For some years, I have recorded a message and other years not, but I like it either way.

What do you like about having an online storefront? Is it easy to connect with family, friends and other customers? Is it fun to use?

I like this because I can send the link to family who live outside the state. It is easy and fun to use.   

What tips for success would you share with girls who are participating for the first time?

Share with everyone and have a great goal! People like to know what you are going to do with the money you earn.

What nut or candy item (s) do your customers like best?

They like a little bit of everything. I always mention the Peanut Butter Monkeys.

What has your troop done with Fall Product Program troop proceeds that you’ve earned?

We use this money for supplies for the year.

What’s the coolest reward that you have earned?

S’mores Club stuff

Thank you, Hailey, for sharing your experience and tips with other Girl Scouts!

Want to participate? You’ll find the M2OS log-in instructions and set-up instructions, family guides, and an order card that shows all girl rewards are on the Fall Product Program page of the GSCO website. Parents/caregivers can also watch the How to Get Started in M2OS – For Families video and learn how to help their Girl Scout.

Need more information? Go to the Fall Product Program page on our website: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/cookies/fall-product-program.html and check out the Fall Product Program weekly update videos posted to GSCO Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Questions about Fall Product Program or need assistance? We are here to support you! Contact GSCO customer care at 1-877-404-5708 or email inquiry@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

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