Category Archives: Cookies

Troop 65659 honors Maxfund as Hometown Heroes

Submitted by Jessica Spangler

Metro Denver

Denver

The girls of multi-level Troop 65659 wanted to reward and support those in our community who help homeless animals. They selected Maxfund for Hometown Hero cookies this year. While they were there, they toured the cat shelter and gave the cats much needed love and attention. There are many, many cats at Maxfund in need of a loving home!

MaxFund provides emergency care and a home for injured animals until the owner is located or a suitable home is found. MaxFund is a TRUE no-kill shelter. They also provide low-cost vaccinations, pet food, and spay/neuter clinics for pets of low-resource families, and a Therapy Program. It takes pets to visit senior centers, the VA Hospital, and nursing homes.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Happiness is infectious

Submitted by Tracy E.

Pikes Peak

Canon City

This is our Daisy, Hailey! Hailey is one of our youngest members in our troop. Whether we are in a meeting or selling cookies in the snow, she is always smiling! Bad days do not exist when she’s around! She is the life of the party and always makes everyone laugh!

We are a new troop (46325) in Canon City. We have an amazing group of girls who want to have while changing the world!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Girl Scout Cookies for Hometown Heroes

Submitted by Katie DeBell

Mountain Communities

Kremmling

The Girl Scout Troop 50292 of Kremmling delivered their Hometown Hero Girl Scout Cookies at the school board meeting on March 12, 2019. The Hometown Heroes is a program in which the girls get to choose an organization in their community to donate cookies to, and this year the girls chose their teachers. They started with a pretty good list of well-deserving organizations, but their teachers won by an overwhelming majority. They were delighted to present their teachers with 204 packages of cookies, each of which had a sticky note on it thanking their heroes.

These girls love their teachers!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Celebrating the end cookie season with square dancing

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Some of the girls from Troop 70720 opted to go square dancing to celebrate the end of the Girl Scout Cookie Program. It was a great time and with this venue you don’t have to know how, they teach you as you go.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

GSCO Photo Challenge: Go-Getter cookie entrepreneur 

Submitted by Kortni Houle

Metro Denver

Parker

I love selling cookies every year and earning all the stuffies. I worked so hard this year and I far surpassed my original goal. This year, I sold more cookies than the past three years combined. I am so excited for the rewards this year and I love being able to send cookies to troops overseas.

I am a go-getter! I went to eight booths to keep increasing my goal to 625! We stood out in the cold and delivered cookies all over.

Girl Scouts of Colorado is hosting a photo challenge! Just submit your favorite Girl Scout photo and the story behind it using the Share Your Stories form (www.gscoblog.org/share). Winners will be featured in future GSCO marketing materials, on GSCO’s social media networks, and on the GSCO Blog.

GSCO Photo Challenge: Girl Scout Cookies fuel trip to NASA

Submitted by Frieda Knezek

Southwestern CO

Mancos

“What did you do this weekend?”

“Oh, you know. We went to space and touched the moon. We stirred up dirt on Mars. We strolled through the space shuttle and ate lunch with astronaut Mark “Roman” Polansky, who told us what space smells like (hot metal, in case you’re wondering). We made it snow, built a rocket, and, best of all, made some new friends. (Hi, Frisco Cadettes!)”

A few years ago, after a particularly fun overnight trip to the aquarium and zoo in Denver, our troop decided they were ready for something a little bigger. So, we did some research and narrowed it down to a visit to Disney or NASA. The girls chose NASA, so that they could eat lunch with a real astronaut.

Together, we made a plan, a plan to be go-getters. We figured out how much it would cost, and how we’d earn that money. Then, the girls rolled up their sleeves and got busy. They sold cookies, so many cookies, but also wanted to do something more so they could go on their trip sooner. Innovators that they are, they hosted a Fall Color Run and created a mystery troop camp for Girl Scouts all over Colorado and even from Texas!

Right about now, I’d really like to say how grateful I am for the moms in our troop. They are a powerful force all their own, and they lead this troop every bit as much as I do. I call them the magic. They have helped build an atmosphere, community, and energy in our troop that I didn’t know were possible, and it’s because of them that I feel confident in encouraging the girls to dream as big as they want.

Back to the girls. It took them two years, but they did it. They were risk-takers and hard workers, and they made it happen. They paid for their trip…every cent. Friday, March 1, 2019, they boarded a plane to Houston, Texas, and the adventure began. They spent the day at the Johnson Space Center where they saw Mission Control, the astronaut training facility, the Orion capsule mock-up, rode a simulator into a nebula, and so much more.

That night, they got to stay past closing hours for the Girl Scout Camp In, where they built and launched rockets, solved a mystery box, and slept under an astronaut out on a space walk! (Ok, that was an exhibit, but it was still breathtaking and inspiring and magnificent.) They ate space ice cream, hit the gift shop, and walked away with stars in their eyes. We topped off the trip with a “one-a-cure,” their choice of pedicure or manicure, and a movie.

Everywhere we went, we met Girl Scouts of all ages and people who were thrilled to share in the girls’ adventure. We’re so proud to be a part of this magnificent organization that really throws the doors wide-open for girls and encourages them to dream big, work hard, and realize their visions. Thank you, Girl Scouts. Thank you for the G.I.R.L. Agenda, where they’re taught to be go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders. Here’s to the adventure, to the journey, and to a brighter future because of our girls…

Girl Scouts of Colorado is hosting a photo challenge! Just submit your favorite Girl Scout photo and the story behind it using the Share Your Stories form (www.gscoblog.org/share). Winners will be featured in future GSCO marketing materials, on GSCO’s social media networks, and on the GSCO Blog.

Smart Cookie: March 18, 2019

A job well done!

Thank you for being a part of the world’s largest entrepreneurial program for girls! The Girl Scout Cookie Program in Colorado officially wrapped up on March 10. Our young entrepreneurs did an amazing job, and now’s the perfect time to celebrate their successes! Also, give yourselves a pat on the back because they couldn’t have done it without your guidance.

Deadline to deliver Hometown Hero cookies is June 28

Don’t forget to share photos of your Hometown Hero deliveries with us! We love seeing your girls in action, sharing their hard work, and putting smiles on their Hometown Heroes’ faces.

ACH Debit

The ACH debit of funds to council will occur on March 20.

Girl Scout Birthday

Last week was the 107th birthday of Girl Scouts! To celebrate Girl Scout Week 2019, Girl Scouts of Colorado is hosting a photo challenge! Snowy weather and closed schools might have interrupted your Girl Scout Week plans last week, so we’re extending the celebration another week! Just submit your favorite Girl Scout photo and the story behind it using the Share Your Stories form. Winners will be featured in future GSCO marketing materials, on GSCO’s social media networks, and on the GSCO Blog.

Celebrating our Top Achievers

A special congratulations to the 695 girls who sold 1,000 or more packages of cookies this season! They are invited to celebrate their business success at a regional Top Achiever Event.

Top Achiever Events

June 8  – Elitch Gardens, Denver

June 8  – Glenwood Adventure Park, Glenwood Springs

June 15 – Renaissance Festival, Larkspur

June 22 – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs

Each 1,000+ Top Achiever Event offers a ticket to get into the event for the girl and one adult. At the venue of your choice, you are able to enjoy any activities during the day. We provide a meal and award ceremony at each location.

More details will be sent out after selections have been made in eBudde. At that time, we will also know which venues have room for family members to also purchase tickets.

The top 100 cookie CEOs in the state will be invited to the Top 100 CEO event with one adult guest on June 1 in Denver.

Upcoming Dates

April 15

Cookie Credits begin being mailed directly to girls.

April 22

Cookie rewards begin to ship to service unit cookie managers.

April 30

Last day to sell excess inventory.

 

Girl Scout Troop 76134 at the Avalanche game

Girl Scouts of Colorado and the Colorado Avalanche partnered to host the annual Girl Scout Day with the Avalanche on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The troop with the top ticket referrals won a Girl Scout Cookies booth at the game and Troop 76134 won for the second year in a row!

The troop also had a special pre-game experience, watching the players warm up. Some girls sat in the penalty box and some on the bench!

After watching most of the game, the girls set up to sell Girl Scout Cookies at both exits! They sold 548 packages of cookies – beating their sale at the game last year.

The whole troop thanks the Colorado Avalanche for this special opportunity!

Look out for information about Girl Scout Day with the Avalanche again next year.

G.I.R.L. Stories: First year in Girl Scouts

Submitted by Rhiannon M.

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

This is my daughter Khloe! This is her first year in Girl Scouts. She is 9-years-old and a Brownie from Troop 45189. She was a little nervous when it came to setting her goal for cookie sales, so we went conservative and set it at 125 packages! She sold that on her very first day! We set up two My Sites at our local Walgreens where she sold over 40 packages at each booth! We’ve had an awesome time selling cookies. It’s been such an amazing learning experience for her getting to do the math with money, handling money, and learning people skills she’ll have for the rest of her life!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Smart Cookie: March 11, 2019

2019 Cookie Program comes to a close

It’s the end of another amazing Girl Scout Cookie Program here in Colorado. We can’t thank you enough for all you do to guide girls to success. It’s a busy and hectic time, but please take a moment to reflect on all your girls have accomplished. Whether she’s a quiet girl summoning the courage to ask a new customer to support her, or she’s a seasoned entrepreneur pushing herself to go beyond her goals, she’s practiced real-life business skills that will lead her to accomplish much in life. She couldn’t do it without you and the supportive adults in her life, so take a moment to pat yourselves on the back as well.

Closeout of eBudde

Troops will be locked out of eBudde at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12. Before then you need to ensure you’ve allocated all cookies to the girls in your troop, entered and verified all transactions, and submitted the final reward order. Also, don’t forget to print your final troop sales report. If you have any questions about cookie closeouts, please reach out to the Service Unit Cookie Manager in your area.

If you need additional Hometown Hero cookies, first check with other troops in your area to see if they have inventory to transfer. The last day to pick up Hometown Hero Cookies from cupboards is March 13. Remember, all transactions (troop-to-troop transfers or cupboard orders) will need to be placed by Tuesday. The deadline to deliver Hometown Hero cookies is June 28.
Don’t forget to share photos your Hometown Hero deliveries with us! We love seeing your girls in action, sharing their hard work and putting smiles on their Hometown Heroes’ faces.

Money Problem Reports

Money problem reports are due by March 15 at 5 p.m. The ACH debit of funds to council will occur on March 20.

Girl Scout Birthday

Tuesday is the 107th birthday of Girl Scouts! To celebrate Girl Scout Week 2019, Girl Scouts of Colorado is hosting a photo challenge! Just submit your favorite Girl Scout photo and the story behind it using the Share Your Stories form . Winners will be featured in future GSCO marketing materials, on GSCO’s social media networks, and on the GSCO Blog.

Upcoming Dates

March 12 

If your girls sold 50 Gift of Caring packages or more, don’t forget to submit the form by March 12 to receive your free patches.

April 15

Cookie Credits begin being mailed directly to girls.

April 22

Cookie rewards begin to ship to service unit cookie managers.

April 30

Last day to sell excess inventory.