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Troop 2714 helps pay for a new heart

Submitted by Genevieve O’Bryan
Cottonwood

A beloved teacher, Joyce Bustamante, at Stargate Charter School has a granddaughter in need of a heart transplant. Delanee was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome or Shone’s Anomoly before she was born. She had her first open heart surgery when she was just 22 days old. Over the past 12 years Delanee’s condition has deteriorated. Recently, she was placed on the heart donor list and is currently undergoing the necessary work to be ready when there is a heart available. Once a heart is available, the family will need to mobilize quickly to get Delanee to the hospital. Following the surgery, Delanee will need a great deal of care from her entire family. As you can imagine, this is going to cost a great deal of money (early estimates are over $500,000 in medical expenses alone) and much of those expenses will not be covered by insurance.

The school has banded together to raise money for Delanee. The eight Daisies from Troop 2714 decided to use their profits from 2014 cookie sales to give to Delanee and her family. They presented her with a check for $225 at a schoolwide assembly on March 14. The school has raised over $17,000 as a community toward Delanee’s medical bills.

This story was submitted via the Share Your Stories form. http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/share You can share your Girl Scout moments too.

Colorado Girl Scouts send cookies to the military

From Kay Martley, Girl Scouts of Colorado volunteer coordinator for the cookies to the military program (Photos by Colorado Girl Scout volunteer Carol Klein)  

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The annual Hearts Across the Miles Girl Scout Cookie packaging event for the military took place on Saturday, March 15th, at the Colorado National Guard Armory in Aurora. More than 70 volunteers, many of them Girl Scouts and their families, participated in packing the cookies that will be sent to soldiers who are on deployment. These cookies were sold by the Girl Scouts during the annual cookie program and bought by the public knowing the cookies would be sent to soldiers. A cookie from home gives our soldiers solace and confirms that we are all thinking of them. Hearts is a volunteer group of active and retired military, and they raise the funds to cover the cost of shipping. Approximately 6,500 packages of Girl Scout Cookies were donated to this effort this year. These cookies supported 23 deployed units as well as the Veterans’ Administration, local Colorado National Guard units and Buckley Air Force Base. About 45 packed boxes of cookies were held back and will be shipped off in the coming months to additional deployed units.

“It’s obvious this a labor of love for our local community. It’s also obvious that the Girl Scouts are the key to its success,” said Al Gonzalez, President, Hearts Across the Miles.

Granby Troop 1371 delivers to Hometown Heroes

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Submitted by Cricket Hawkins
Snowshoe Service Unit Granby/Winterpark/Tabernash

Troop 1371 and their Brownie mascot dropped 100 boxes of cookies off to their Hometown Hero, the Mountain Family Center, a local food bank in Grand County, on March 25. The girls were just bubbling with ideas for their Silver Award when they left. The energy and excitement generated by their discussion of doing something good for their community and peers has sparked some fabulous Silver Award considerations according to leader Nicole Robinson!

This story was submitted via the Share Your Stories form. http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/share You can share your Girl Scout moments too.:

Using Cookie Credits/Volume Discounts for Summer Camp

Now that the Cookie Program has concluded, we know that there is a lot of excitement out there on how cookie credits and cookie volume discounts will be applied towards summer camp.

Cookie Volume Discounts: Beginning by the Week of March 24, girls who have qualified for these discounts based on the number of packages sold will see these discounts being applied to their accounts. Once applied, an email will be sent to the camper’s family. As a reminder the discounts are:

  • 500 to 999 packages=5% discount
  • 1,000 to 1,499 packages=10% discount
  • 1,500 to 1,999 packages=15% discount
  • 2000+ packages=20% discount

NOTE: These are the ONLY discounts that can be combined with another discount.

Cookie Credits

If you told us on your camp app you are using cookie credits: Also beginning by the Week of March 24, these credits will begin to be applied to accounts. Once the funds are applied, the camper’s family will receive an email notification.

If your cookie credits go onto your cookie card: If a girl did not mention she is paying in cookie credits on her application, then it is up to her family to use the cookie credit card they receive in mid-April to make their balance payment.

NEW AS OF 4/23/14: To use your cookie card, please call customer support at 877-404-5708, M-F, 8:30am-5:30pm to make your payment over the phone.

 

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Early Bird Prices end April 30 at 11:59 p.m., and it is the responsibility of the family to make their payment prior to that date in order to take advantage of Early Bird Pricing.

Steamboat Troop 4595 delivers to Hometown Heroes – animal shelter volunteers

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Submitted by Cricket Hawkins
Steamboat Springs

Girl Scout Troop 14595 collected 25 Hometown Hero boxes to be delivered to the often forgotten volunteers of the Steamboat Springs Animal Shelter & Routt County Humane Society. The girls also had the opportunity to take a tour of the animal shelter after hours! They learned how the shelter operates, what an Animal Control Officer does, and had many questions answered. It all culminated with playtime with the kitties and presenting the Hometown Hero boxes. After learning about the shelter, many of the girls are excited to return with their families to help walk dogs and play with the cats.

 

This story was submitted via the Share Your Stories form. http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/share. You can share your Girl Scout moments too.

Colorado Girl Scouts honor their heroes

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Girl Scout Troop 74372 from Louisville, Colo. is honoring a special group of heroes during this year’s Girl Scout Cookie Season, the Colorado National Guard.

When the Colorado floods hit last September, members of this fifth grade Girl Scout troop were on a school field trip to outdoor education center, Cal-Wood, above Jamestown. The floods trapped the girls and their classmates at the camp for several days as all roads in and out of the area had been washed out. Colorado’s National Guard was called in to rescue the group by helicopter.

The Colorado National Guard was a natural choice for this troop to honor during the Girl Scout Cookies Hometown Heroes Program. Through this program the troop has collected hundreds of packages of cookies, which they plan to deliver to their heroes in March.

This is a great story that highlights what many Girl Scout troops are doing throughout the state to recognize community heroes this Cookie Season. The goal in Colorado this year is to donate 200,000 packages to Girl Scouts’ Hometown Heroes.

Best door-to-door sale ever!

Submitted by Kristin Coulter
Denver

Troop 3573 Cadette Girl Scout Fiona Goe had a huge surprise while selling cookies February 1st. After a morning of mediocre door-to-door sales in her Park Hill neighborhood, she head out again after lunch hoping her luck would turn. She saw a customer shoveling snow in front of her house. This customer had purchased 6-8 boxes from her last year so Fiona was hopeful she would order again.

Boy did Fiona get a big order! She sold 3 cases to her customer and 7.5 cases to her father for a total of 10.5 cases of cookies!! It turned out that the woman’s father was recuperating from an illness at her house and was now well enough to go home. He normally buys Harry and David gifts for his business customers for the holidays. However since he was ill he did buy the gifts. He thought he would buy Girl Scout cookies instead. His 14 year old grandson Kilauea Tora, was so excited that he took some of the cookies out of the cases and surrounded himself with them.

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

 

Cold with a chance of Thin Mints

Submitted by Kristin Coulter
Denver

Cadette Girl Scouts, Morgan Ward and Fiona Shore from Park Hill Troop 3573 got a surprise visit from Channel 7 Weatherman Mike Nelson. The girls had been working hard to attract customers to their cookie booth in the pet grocery store, Green Buddies, parking lot on Colfax Avenue, Saturday, Feb. 1, when Mike Nelson stopped in for a Thin Mint fix.

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