Category Archives: Girl Scout News

Pinewood Derby for Girl Scouts

Submitted by Mari Ann James

Metro Denver

Broomfield

What’s a pinewood derby? A pinewood derby is a gravity-powered miniature car racing event for Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts, with the guidance of parents, build their own cars from a wood derby car kit containing a block of pine, plastic wheels, and metal axles. Registrants come together to race each other on a sloped race track. This event helps girls gain an understanding of woodworking tools, engineering principles, and builds sportsmanship, good citizenship, and personal achievement qualities.

Come join us for this fun event that will bring all our local Girl Scouts together. Each girl will build and decorate their own car and bring it to the derby to race against cars made by other girls. We ask that each girl help with as much of the design, construction, and/or finish work as possible on her car. All registrants will be required to follow the provided pinewood derby build rules and participate in the MANDATORY weigh-in the night before the race. After weigh-in, cars will remain at the venue until the race time. Each car will be raced a minimum of four times during the event. Your dad, brother, and little sister want to build their own car to race? We’ll have a family division race just for them!

Registration is $20. The cost includes the car kit and a fun patch, and the winners of each division will receive a trophy! Concessions will be available for purchase. REGISTER HERE: https://www.troop65575.com/register.

The event is April 13, 2019 from 9 a.m. – noon (doors open at 8:30 a.m.) at the Broomfield United Methodist Church 545 W 10th Ave in Broomfield– with the weigh-in happening at Coyote Ridge Elementary the evening of April 12. More details can be found on our site https://www.troop65575.com/home.

This is the first year Brownie Troop 65575 is hosting. We are looking forward to a great turnout.

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

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!

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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.

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Passport to the World of Global Girl Scouts

Global Girl Scout activities help boost girls’ awareness of the world through cross-cultural learning opportunities—and help her better understand important global issues, giving her the power, inspiration, and resources to make the world a better place. Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low once famously said, “Girl Scouting and Girl Guiding can be the magic thread which links the youth of the world together.” Troop leaders and parents are invited to learn how to enhance their Girl Scouts’ global experience at Passport to the World of Global Girl Scouts on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Heart of Longmont Church. There will be activities relating to badge, patch, and Journey requirements and an introduction to other Global programs for girls at every grade level.

Register online:

https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/passport_to_the_world_of_global_girl_scouts_nc_05_04_2019

Registration ends Tuesday, April 30.

Cost: FREE

Audience: Troop leaders and parents

Race like a G.I.R.L.

Submitted by Barbara Light

Metro Denver

Aurora

Troop 71 of Aurora invites you to our third annual Race like a G.I.R.L. powder puff derby on April 29, 2019. Our girls enjoyed racing their cars so much that they continue to put this event on even after our initial purpose. We started this as a way for our troop to break stereotypes on their Junior “aMuse” Journey. The girls looked at car racing from a STEM perspective, with a creative mind in product design, and it became a fun night to share with friends and family. The girls design a pinewood derby car that they will race and can even vote on best car designs. This event has helped girls earn badges from all levels and continues to inspire more learning. We hope you join in on fun this year. Register by going to the Events Calendar on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website. The deadline to register is April 26.

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 Scouting is a family tradition

Submitted by Ellie Barry

Metro Denver

Parker

My own daughter bridged to Brownies, wearing my old Brownie uniform tee.

When she was still in preschool and liked to watch “Max and Ruby,” she asked me when she would get to be a Girl Scout. She didn’t know that I used to be a leader before she was born. She didn’t know that I had been a Girl Scout when I was a girl. She didn’t know that her grandmother had been a Girl Scout. She didn’t know that her great-grandmother had been a Girl Scout. I’m so happy she’s enjoying being a Girl Scout!

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.

Silver Award Girl Scout creates “Foster Love Bags” for children entering foster care

Silver Award Girl Scout Maddie G. of Grand Junction delivered 50 “Foster Love Bags,” which she created for children entering foster care, to Ariel Clinical Services on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Maddie knows first-hand about the needs children in foster care have because her own family has served as a foster family for three years. When children come to live with foster families through Ariel Clinical services, they come with nothing but the clothes on their backs. This bothered Maddie and she wanted to help. Foster families have to buy everything for these children from toiletries to toys and games. With these bags, children can immediately have their OWN belongings and have their basic needs met. Included in the bags are two books that Maddie selected specifically because they teach children it is OK to be different and that they can be who they are, because they are special. Also included is a toothbrush/toothpaste, comb, journal, playing cards, a blanket, lip balm, and stuffed animal. Maddie contacted local businesses and friends to help gather items for the bags. She hopes they give the children a positive start when they enter foster care.

Through this project, Maddie will earn the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest honor for Girl Scout Cadettes.

Thanks to 11News/KKCO-TV in Grand Junction for joining Maddie for the delivery and sharing the story with their viewers.