Category Archives: Girl Scout News

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Submitted by Cricket Hawkins

Mountain Communities

Buena Vista

Service Unit 505 received their cookie delivery Wednesday night! Wind-chill temps were below zero and affected the camera shutter as well as everyone’s fingers and toes. SUCM Tina Stokes had just enough room in the storage locker to slide to the back for Thin Mints.

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Power of cookie: Making the world a better place

Girl Scout Ambassador Rebecca H. from Castle Rock knows first-hand the power of the Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program. Rebecca says goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics are just some of the skills she learned from selling cookies. Most importantly, she says these skills are helping her earn the Gold Award, the highest honor in Girl Scouts. For her project, Rebecca renovated a Castle Rock dog park located in The Meadows. On Sunday, Jan. 29 (the first day of the Girl Scout Cookie sales), she hosted an Opening Day Celebration at Wiggly Field Dog Park. Dogs (and their two-legged friends) from throughout the community joined the fun and also had the opportunity to learn more about how Girl Scouts make their world a better place.

GSCO and Sweet Cow Ice Cream: A delicious partnership

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Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to announce a delicious new partnership with Sweet Cow Ice Cream, which has multiple locations in Denver and Boulder Counties. As in years past, Sweet Cow will purchase Girl Scout Cookies from local troops to make two special flavors to be offered during February 2017.

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Mint Girl Scout Cookie is a Dutch chocolate and natural peppermint base of ice cream with big and small chunks of crispy Thin Mint cookies throughout. It will be available Feb. 1 – 14 at the following Sweet Cow locations:

  1. Stanley Marketplace: 2501 N. Dallas St. Ste. 146 Aurora CO 80010
  2. North Boulder: 2628 Broadway, Boulder CO 80304
  3. Louisville: 637 Front St. Louisville CO 80027

Mint Girl Scout Cookie will also be available Feb. 15 – 28 at these locations:

  1. South Denver: 1882 S. Pearl, Denver CO 80210
  2. South Boulder: 669 S. Broadway, Boulder CO 80305
  3. North Denver: 3475 W. 32nd Ave, Denver CO 80211

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Samoa Samoa is a sweet cream with light caramel base, Samoa cookies sprinkled throughout and a homemade fudge and caramel swirl. It will be available Feb. 1- 14 at the following Sweet Cow locations:

  1. South Denver: 1882 S. Pearl, Denver CO 80210
  2. South Boulder: 669 S. Broadway, Boulder CO 80305
  3. North Denver: 3475 W. 32nd Ave, Denver CO 80211

Samoa Samoa will also be available Feb. 15 – 28 at these locations:

  1. Stanley Marketplace: 2501 N. Dallas St. Ste. 146 Aurora CO 80010
  2. North Boulder: 2628 Broadway, Boulder CO 80304
  3. Louisville: 637 Front St. Louisville CO 80027

Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Avalanche

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We had a great Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Avalanche on Jan. 14, 2017! 135 Girl Scouts, friends, and family joined us for a pre-game rally and to cheer on the Avalanche as they took on the Nashville Predators. Girl Scouts traveled from the Pike’s Peak, Northern Colorado, and Denver-metro regions to join in the fun.

Girl Scouts got ready for the cookie sale by making banners, Hometown Heroes cookie box wraps, business cards, and a fun owl SWAP to celebrate the 2017 sale mascot. All participants also received a cool Avalanche, GSCO co-branded hat, complements of the Avalanche.

A BIG THANK YOU to Holly Millet, Laura Tobin, SarahBeth Lundine, and Korina Padilla for all their help at the event! Thanks to their expert help, the event went smoothly and everyone seemed to have fun! Also, a big THANK YOU to the Colorado Avalanche and Pepsi Center staff for hosting a great day for our Girl Scouts, friends, and family!

Upcoming Events

We’re looking forward to a couple of great events with CU Basketball! All GSCO staff, Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. 

·         Feb. 12 – CU Men’s Basketball and Ralphie’s Green Stampede, Boulder. Cheer on the Buffs as they take on the Washington State Cougars. Tip-off is 6:30 p.m. Come early and learn about recycling with Ralphie’s Green Stampede. Cost: $15/person. Tickets can be purchased at www.cubuffs.com/promoEnter the code 2017GIRLSCOUTS. 

·         Feb. 19 – CU Women’s Basketball – National Girls’ and Women’s’ Day in Sport Pre-Game Badge Workshop, Boulder. Come cheer on the Buffs as they take on the Oregon Ducks. Girl Scouts can come early for a sports skills clinic hosted by multiple CU Women’s sports teams and can fulfill requirements towards their Athlete badges. Cost: 12 and under – free. 12 and older – $10/person. Tickets can be purchased at the door and can also be purchased in advanced by contacting Cassy McCulley at 303-492-4467 or Cassandra.McCulley@colorado.edu. Age Limit for Badge Workshop: Please note due to NCAA recruiting requirements pre-game badge activities are limited to girls in 8th grade or younger.  

 

Valentines: A service project for Brownies

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Giving thank you cards is a way to show people that they are remembered and appreciated. Girl Scouts of Colorado sends Brownie-made valentines to community friends and donors to thank them for their generous support.

Directions

  • Make colorful cards! Decorate with fun materials, glitter, stickers, etc!  
  • Mark the back of each card with Scout’s name, grade and troop number (no last names, please)
  • Each card should be no larger than 5” x 8”. No envelopes necessary.
  • Send cards to 3801 E. Florida Suite 720 Denver, CO 80210 or drop off at your local office. 
  • DEADLINE IS February 10, 2017.

CU Basketball offers two great Girl Scout events

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Join us for two great Girl Scout events hosted by CU Athletics! Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited to CU Men’s Basketball game on Sunday night, Feb. 12, 2017. Girl Scouts can earn the “Ralphie Recycling” fun patch with Ralphie’s Green Stampede before the game. Come cheer on the Buffs as they take on the Washington State Cougars. Pre-game activities start at 3 p.m. with game tip-off at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at www.cubuffs.com/promoEnter the code 2017GIRLSCOUTS.

Celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day with CU Women’s Basketball on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. CU Women’s sports teams will host a two-hour pregame skills clinic where Girl Scouts can perfect their sports skills and earn requirements towards their Athlete badges. CU’s Women’s Basketball will take on the Oregon Ducks, so come and root for the Buffs! The pregame clinic starts at 10 a.m. with game tip-off at noon. Children 12 and under are free. Children 12 and older and adult tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the door. Please note due to NCAA Recruiting Guidelines that only Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes can participate in the pre-game sports clinics.

Questions? Please contact Cassandra McCulley at cassandra.mcculley@colorado.edu or 303-492-4467. We hope to see you there!

Daisy Troop 56335 earns new petal

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Submitted by Cricket Hawkins

Mountain Communities

Summit Cove

This lively bunch earned their “Tula the Tulip” petal – COURAGEOUS and STRONG! The girls cheered each other on as they worked in teams to complete a blind obstacle course and then made some fabulous ninja-style headbands

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Girls’ Choice badges: We have a winner!

From Girl Scouts of the USA

Girls have spoken! The winning Girls’ Choice badge topic for 2017 is in. So, without further ado, we’re pleased to announce . . .

The next Girls’ Choice badge will be Troop Camping! What a great way to build go-get-‘em problem-solvers, encourage challenge-seeking, and expose girls to new experiences as they grow their skills, confidence, and character. After all, camp life is the best life!

Many thanks to everyone who voted and shared the poll with girls. That’s how we keep this process girl-led, which is so important!

We can’t wait to roll up our sleeves and get started on these badges. Daisies will get a first taste of the camping fun and excitement in their first-ever Girls’ Choice badge, and then the Brownie Ambassador badges will build on that foundation.

Badge requirements will be available for download on June 15, 2017; badges and printed requirements will be in council shops by August. Keep an eye out for the badge design poll, which will be open from February 13 to 17. We will share that link in February.

In the meantime, start thinking about where this adventure will take you: Troop Camping awaits!

And girls, always remember, it’s your world.

 

Gold Award Project: Wiggly Field Dog Park

Submitted by Rebecca H.

Castle Rock

Metro Denver

Hi, my name is Rebecca and I am an Ambassador in Girl Scouts, currently working on my Gold Award Project.  A huge passion of mine is animals so when I saw a need in my community to improve my local dog park, Wiggly Field Dog Park, I knew that’s what I wanted to do for my Gold Award Project. The dog park did not have any shade for dogs or places for their people to sit.  For shade, we installed a 10’x 16′ Trex pergola on a cement slab.  I also installed two new picnic benches underneath of the pergola for people to sit and relax. This week, we are installing a sign in Wiggly Field Dog Park’s parking lot, so the community can more easily find the local dog park. You can take your beloved dogs to play there and get them the best products from treehousepuppies.

On Sunday, January 29, 2017, from 1 – 4 p.m., there will be an Opening Day Celebration at Wiggly Field Dog Park across the street from 3301 Meadows Blvd, Castle Rock, CO 80104.  At the celebration, local dog-related businesses will have stations with merchandise for sale and/or information about their business. The celebration will also have a Girl Scout troop selling Girl Scout Cookies. I hope to see you and your furry friend there on Sunday to play in the newly renovated dog park!

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Get your own “March on Denver” fun patch

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Submitted by Ashlea Beers

Metro Denver

Thornton

After learning that many Girl Scouts in her area were attending the Women’s March on Denver, a local troop leader set about getting a fun patch made for attendees. Thanks to local graphic designer, Lauren Harwood, permission was granted for a fun patch to be created using Harwood’s design for the Denver march.

If you would like to order your own March on Denver fun patch, the troop leader is collecting orders here: http://bit.ly/2j6UUQJ Production time is approximately 2-3 weeks from time of order.

The Women’s March on Denver will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Civic Center Park in Denver. More information can be found here: http://www.marchoncolorado.org/

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