We’re searching for Girl Scouts to share their Girl Scout story and serve as Media Stars for the 2020-21 membership year.
What is a Media Star?
At the start of each Girl Scout year, Girl Scouts of Colorado trains girls from across the state to be Media Stars. They deliver the excitement (or do interviews) about the Girl Scout Cookie Program, Girl Scout Camp, or other GSCO events/activities/news with area TV and radio stations, as well as newspapers. Here are just some of the media interviews Media Stars participated in during the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Program.
To be a Media Star, a girl must be in fourth grade or above. From time to time, we need younger girls to help with media interviews. However, the Media Star program is reserved for girls in fourth grade and above.
How to get involved
Girls who want to be Media Stars should:
- Review the Media Star Guidelines to ensure you understand the program’s requirements and expectations.
- Email GSCO Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org and include a:
- Brief essay (250 words or less) about why you love Girl Scouts.
- Video (no more than a minute) in which you introduce yourself (first name only) and say what you have learned as part of Girl Scouts. Here is an example:
“Hi! My name is AnneMarie and I am a Girl Scout Cadette from Arvada! As a Girl Scout, I had to think outside the box to meet my cookie goal. I hosted a drive-thru booth at a neighborhood business and sold cookies online using Digital Cookie.”
Girls 12-years-old and younger can have a parent help them. Submissions from girls 13-years-old and older must be done by the girl. The best videos and essays will be shared on the GSCO Blog and social media networks and must be received by October 15 at 9 a.m.
If you are selected to become a Media Star, you will be asked to participate in an individual, training session in November or December 2020. This training may be in-person or over the phone. During this training, girls will learn everything needed to be a successful Media Star. Even if you have participated in this program before, you must be trained each year if you want to participate in the program again.
** Note: This is a very popular program, so spots will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
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.