Category Archives: Cookies

Colorado Springs Girl Scouts create Cookie videos

Troop 3810 from Colorado Springs created three videos about the Girl Scout Cookie Program to earn their Marketing, Think Big and Loyal Customers Badges.

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10-year-old Girl Scout writes cookie rhyme for booth time

Abby, Julia T. and Julia R.

Submitted by Rachelle Trujillo

Julia T., 10, Troop 2510 in Wheat Ridge, wrote a cookie jingle for her troop’s first booth sale this Sunday:

You can buy a box or 2 or 3 or 4
but it would be even better if you go for more!

They’re sweet, they’re yummy, they’re tasty, they’re round
and it does no harm to just have ’em around!

You can freeze ’em, you can give ’em, you can eat ’em right there.
They make great gifts, they show that you care.

And if you’re wonderin’ what we’re describing in this small little rhyme,
what we’ll tell you is everybody get ready, it’s Girl Scout Cookie time!

 

Cocktails & Girl Scout Cookie Creations

This year marks Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary Year of the Girl, and as part of that celebration Grand Junction is hosting the 2nd annual Cocktails & Cookie Creations April 20th at The Chateau at Two Rivers Winery.

Eight of the valley’s most talented chefs will create one-of-a-kind savory appetizers using a famous Girl Scout Cookie as an ingredient. These creations will be formally paired with Colorado wine by Sommelier Monty Haltiner of Crossroads Wine & Spirits. The proceeds from this signature event provide programming for Girl Scouts throughout Western Colorado. It is the largest fundraiser for Girl Scouts on the Western Slope.

US Bank has generously agreed to serve as title sponsor for this event, but lesser sponsorship opportunities are now available. Please contact Cindi Graves, Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Community Relations Manager on the Western Slope, at 970-628-8003 or cindi.graves@gscolorado.org for more information on how you can support Girl Scouts in our community.

Girl Scout Cookies in the media in Colorado

IMG_3950It’s no secret that it is Girl Scout Cookie time in Colorado. And Colorado’s many wonderful media outlets have been helping us get the word out. Here is a sample of some of our recent placements, as well as pictures taken at these media interviews. More media placements are coming in every day, and we will continue to add to this list so check back with us. Go Girl Scout Cookie time!

There’s no place like home!

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More photos from the project

Written by Denver Metro Area Troop 640 leader, Crystal Ellis

Our Girl Scout Cadette troop consisting of six girls decided to acknowledge the volunteers at Habitat for Humanity as our Hometown Heroes through the 2011 Cookie Program. The girls felt that the organization contributes to the community by helping people have a home of their own made them heroes. The troop collected 61 boxes of cookies and delivered them to a building site last spring, where they met with the volunteers working on the house. The girls were given a tour of the “home,” and a brief overview on blueprints and carpentry.

The troop did not want to stop at collecting cookies, and expressed interest in contributing more to Habitat for Humanity. However, due to age restrictions, helping to build a home was not an option. So the girls investigated what Habitat needed and decided to try their hand at carpentry. They chose to build flower boxes. They spent their troop funds on supplies and a Saturday afternoon in the garage. They learned about carpentry and picked up a few power tools! The troop built five flower boxes.

This fall, our troop was invited to participate in a home dedication on September 11, 2011 in Aurora, Colo. The girls went shopping for flowers and potting soil so the homeowner could plant the flowers in the boxes. The troop toured the finished home. They were amazed to see the finished product, thinking back to the building site they visited in the spring. All this started with blueprints and wood, combined with the hard work and dedication of the many volunteers at Habitat for Humanity!

The troop was very proud to be a part of the dedication ceremony and were given a moment for our Troop Cookie Director to say a few words. The girls placed the finished flower boxes on the porch railing to give the homeowners something to add to their new home.

“It was great to do something for all of the volunteers that work so hard to help other people. I am happy we could help and make a difference in the life of another person,” explained Rachel, a Girl Scout and member of Troop 640.

Our troop discovered many things about themselves, the community and the world through this service project. But the thing that stood out the most for them is that there really is no place like home.

Military thanks Girl Scouts for cookies

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Every year during the Girl Scout Cookie Activity, Girl Scouts across the state of Colorado adopt a “Hometown Hero” that they ask their customers to support through donations of Girl Scout Cookies.

One of the groups that many Girl Scouts select as their “Hometown Hero” is the military. The military love receiving shipments of Girl Scout Cookies, and often send letters of thanks like this back to Girl Scouts.

 

“I received the package with all those cookies yesterday! WOW!!! I wanted to take a moment to tell you how much that truly means to my fellow soldiers and I. It’s nice to hear from groups of people back in the states that really care about how were doing over here. And of course, everyone enjoyed the cookies! You have succeeded in brightening everyone’s day here I assure you that!”  

 

“I believe I owe you a ‘thank you’ for more Girl Scout Cookies than I
think I’ve ever seen in one box. I’d like to thank each person who purchased a box of cookies for us, as well as the young ladies selling the cookies. We had a brighter day thanks to each of you.”

 

“We just received the box of Girl Scout Cookies your organization sent. Those in my unit are on deployments from seven months to a year with no opportunity for RR leave. So any taste of home is much appreciated! As a fellow Coloradoan, I have seen first-hand on many occasions the great support our citizens have for men and women in uniform. Your generous gift allowed my fellow service members to see that great support also. Once again thank you!”

Colorado Springs troop sells 25K cookies, donates 140 cases of Girl Scout Cookies to local military

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This year Girl Scout Troop 931 from Colorado Springs sold an amazing 25,144 packages of Girl Scout Cookies! Girl Scout Troop 931 loves Girl Scout Cookie time, and with 12 of their parents actively serving, the girls also hold a special place in their hearts for our United States military.

A few weeks ago, Girl Scout Cadettes from Troop 931 took a trip to Peterson Air Force Base, armed with 140 cases of Girl Scout Cookies. The girls were given a tour of the base from officers bound for deployment early the next morning. The girls were even allowed to board a C130 and learn some of the inner workings of the airplanes and highlights of navigation before shaking hands and thanking the soldiers for their service. The cases of Girl Scout Cookies were off the next morning, alongside the officers, bound for Afghanistan.

The girls of Troop 931 love setting high goals, and this year they were building on success, selling 22,931 packages last year. Girl Scout Troop 931 was extra motivated this year because they are saving to go on a cruise to Alaska in July, among other activities. These 21 girls gave up their nights and weekends from January through the second week in March, traveling all over the community selling cookies door-to-door, at sporting events and in front of supermarkets to reach their goal. In fact, the Colorado Springs Gazette recently profiled this troop and all they’ve gained through Girl Scouts and selling cookies.

Through the Girl Scout Cookie Activity Girl Scouts hone their goal setting, money management, decision making and people skills. They also discover more about business ethics and how to give back to their local community. Girl Scout Troop 931 teamed up with Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies for Booth Sales in front of retail locations, learning valuable leadership skills as they taught the younger girls how to sell cookies and count back change.

How else will Troop 931 celebrate their success? Hiking, camping, spelunking, slumber parties, movies, theme parks and overnights at the mall and aquarium. They will also use a portion of the proceeds to fund their Silver Award projects, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette in middle school can earn, and various community service projects for next year.

The Girl Scout Cadettes of Troop 931 would like to thank their parents for all of their hard work during cookie sales. They drove girls to booths, hauled cookies, and stood in the rain, wind and snow to help their daughters achieve their goals. The girls know couldn’t have done it without you!

St. Mary’s Brownies deliver cookies to soldiers at Fort Carson

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St. Mary’s 3rd Grade Girl Scout Brownie Troop 263. bottom row left to right: Caitlin E., Isabelle C., Caitlin W., Lindsey B. second row left to right: Allison N., Bridey S., Anika R., Katie H., Alyssa B., Kendall M. top row left to right: Becca P., Courtney C., Samantha M., Natalie P., Raegan B., Colette B., Sarah E. top row left to right: Troop Leaders Ila R. and Sheila M.

On May 10, 2011, members of St. Mary’s 3rd Grade Girl Scout Brownie Troop went to Fort Carson to deliver 291 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team – 4th Infantry Division! The 4th Infantry Division is a modular division of the United States Army based at Fort Carson, Colorado, with four brigade combat teams. It is a very technically advanced combat division in the U.S. Army.

Every year during Girl Scout Cookie Sales, troops are allowed to choose a non-profit organization to receive donated cookies. Some customers of Girl Scout Cookies do not want to buy cookies for themselves, but with the Hometown Heroes program, customers have a chance to give to others and support Girl Scouts at the same time. Girl Scout Troop 2635 chose the 3rd Brigade Combat Team – 4th Infantry Division as their Hometown Heroes.

We extend a special thank you to the leaders, Sheila Monkarsh and Ila Rosengarten, for their outstanding leadership to the girls, as well as our appreciation to Karyn Byrne for making the visit to Fort Carson and meeting Commander Lieutenant Colonel William Edwards with the troops happen. Commander Lieutenant Colonel William Edwards recently returned from his third tour of duty in Iraq, the most recent tour lasting 12 months. Great job Troop 2635!