The annual Girl Scouts of Colorado Top Seller Cookie Dinner was held in Denver on Saturday, June 9th. Girls honored at the event had sold 750 or more packages of cookies during the 2012 Cookie Program. A fun evening of dressing up and dancing the night away was had by all!
On April 25th, Rural/Metro-Pridemark Ambulance and Girl Scout Troop 75 teamed up to help each other and help others. The troop of 17 Daises and Brownies used a portion of their cookie sale proceeds to purchase 75 stuffed bears for donation to Rural/Metro-Pridemark Ambulance.
“We give the toys to our youngest patients as a way to help comfort them in a crisis,” says Courtney Morehouse, PIO for Rural/Metro-Pridemark. Many times, children are frightened when they need to be transported by ambulance. The bears help ease their fears and help the EMTs and paramedics provide necessary medical care during an emergency.
As a thank you to the troop, Rural/Metro-Pridemark EMT Kyle Mickelson gave a 30 minute first aid presentation and ambulance tour to the girls. They learned about emergencies, 9-1-1, and first aid safety, which will help the girls earn their First Aid badge.
The stuffed bear donation is part of the troop¹s “caring and sharing” unit, which included collecting 600 boxes of cookies for donation to their Hometown Heroes, the 1,200+ volunteers of the Denver Dumb Friends League; delivering handmade pet beds and toys to the pets at the DDFL; collecting 83 boxes of cookies for donation to Operation Gratitude; and visiting a senior center to visit with the residents, decorate for Valentine’s Day and bring handmade gifts and cards to the residents.
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Rural/Metro-Pridemark Ambulance provides emergency and non-emergency ambulance services in Colorado. Rural/Metro also provides non-emergency medical transportation services to several Denver Metro area hospitals and healthcare providers. The workforce of over 400 highly trained EMTs, paramedics, RNs, dispatchers, fleet mechanics, vehicle supply technicians, and administrative personnel value their communities as much as their patients. The company is committed to a positive patient experience and strong community partnerships.
Troop 3810 in Colorado Springs met with Cimarron Hills Fire Dept. As our Hometown Heroes, they received 123 packages of GS cookies as well as a Milk & Cookie party. The girls brought milk and additional boxes of cookies to share. During that time, the amazing firefighters chatted and answered questions for the Cadette troop about their jobs. They were very nice and offered a tour of the station. But to our amazement…since they were our HTH they decided to take it one step further. They pulled a fire truck out in the drive area and all the girls (including a sister Daisy and Brownie) had a chance to go into the truck, wear uniform gear AND help pull out the hose and put out a pretend fire on the tree with water shooting from the hose. Emma (our sister Brownie) stated “that water is intense”.
Troop 2110 has been selling Girl Scout Cookies for nine years and they still have a great time getting dressed up in cookie costumes and talking to customers. For the past three years, our troop has been saving cookie money to go to Our Chalet in Switzerland June 2012.
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Skylar Davidson and Isabella Mendoza representing Blue Mountain Elementary School Girl Scout Troop 3631 delivered Hometown Heroes cookies to the OUR Center in Longmont. They had 116 pounds of cookie and everyone at the center went out of their way to let them know how grateful they were for the donation and how happy the recipients would be. The girls choose the OUR Center because they do so much for families in Longmont. Hospitality Manager, Rick Reiten, explained to the girls how donations go from entering the building to out the door to individual families. He also offered to give the entire troop a more in depth tour that included a snack. The troop may go back for a tour, but the girls thought the snack should go to those who really need it.
On Feb. 29, the Girl Scout Daisy Troop #70557 of Firestone made a cookie donation to their Hometown Heroes: the Mountain View Fire and Rescue Station in Dacano. This is the first time for these Girl Scout Daisies to sell cookies and gather donations and they were able to donate 26 boxes of cookies to the firefighters! We are so proud of our Hometown Heroes and our first year Girl Scout Daisies!
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After hitting the road at 0730 on a Saturday morning and driving to a ski resort 2 1/2 hours away for a three-hour booth, our troop shifted gears and drove about another hour to a little town for the a second booth that afternoon and early evening. Despite being a bit tired, our girls still had tons of energy left to stand up on a pile of snow and wave to cars passing by. Thanks to their enthusiasm, we were able to sell more cookies than we thought possible for being in the ‘middle of nowhere!’ Everyone we saw was friendly and most made a purchase for themselves or Hometown Heroes. What an awesome day!