Category Archives: Girl Scout News

Silver Award Project: Blessing Bags For cancer patients

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Submitted by Kaylin

Region 6 – Metro Denver

Arvada

For my Girl Scout Silver Award Project, I made Blessing Bags for cancer patients at the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center in downtown Denver. The people receiving these bags were people who were undergoing chemo treatment at the center.

My grandma got chemo treatment there and I remembered that she got a bag like this one time and she was so happy with it and it made her day. I wanted even more people to experience that light in their day also. I got the help from my community by getting donations to help make the blessing bags. I made 125 bags from the donations and delivered them on August 4, 2016. I was not able to deliver them directly to the patients, but I left them in the hands of Kelly, who is the office coordinator, and she was going to pass out 25 bags a day for a week.

I learned that by the help of many different people we can make 125 people smile in their time of darkness. I think the impact that my project had on my community is that I could make those people’s day and do it while earning my Silver Award. I am hoping that someone from the families of the people who got them would think about maybe doing the same thing that I did by making these bags. I learned that no matter how old you are that you can bring a group of people together to make something great happen.

Overall, this was an amazing project that I am very proud of. I will forever remember it and I’m very pleased that I could do this project. I think that I honored the Girl Scout Law by helping people at all times and helping them smile and have a good day. 

Be a part of history

Submitted by Stacey Tone

Region 7 – Northern & Northeastern CO

Frederick

For their Silver Award Project, Troop 77911 is working with various community agencies to bring the ATTI traveling Vietnam Wall to Dacono, Colorado.

Please join Troop 77911 to be a part of several community events in the Carbon Valley area September 10 – 18, 2016. The public is welcome to attend.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

VFW Post 9741 Monthly Community Breakfast

8 – 11 a.m.

Prairie Greens Clubhouse

7781 Mountain View Drive, Frederick

Sons of The American Legion Squadron 1985 will host a Flag Retirement Ceremony beginning 6 p.m. at Town of Firestone Public Works Facility

7500 County Road 20

Sunday, September 11, 2016

This year marks the 15th anniversary since the attack on America, and each year the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District has joined 1st Responders across the country in the “Bells Across America” bell ringing ceremony to remember and honor those lives lost during the attack.

Immediately following the 9/11 Ceremony the Mile of Smiles Lineup will begin along the Frontage Road to greet the Honor Flight Motorcade. Bring your own flag. Line up starts at 8:15 a.m. on the West I-25 Frontage Rd. Meet at the fire station.

Be a part of Northern Colorado’s largest Honor Flight lineup. Join hundreds of supporters at the Mile of Smiles Lineup. Keep the tradition going!

Show your Pride | Show your Respect | Show your Honor

Following the Miles of Smiles join us at Furniture Row to pick up trash and help set up the flag field grid.

September 15 – 18, 2016

The Vietnam Traveling Wall will be on display!

The American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Wall will be on display at Furniture Row located on the East Frontage Road in Dacono. This 80-percent replica of the Vietnam Wall is 360 feet long and includes every name from the permanent wall in Washington, DC. Don’t miss this opportunity to Honor and Remember our Vietnam heroes.

Opening Ceremony is Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 at 1 p.m.

National Anthem

Prayer by Military Chaplin

Speeches by Military Dignitaries

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Active Military, Veterans, and 1st Responders

Seating will be available for elderly and disabled

Reading of the names on the Wall will begin at 2 p.m. opening day and will be read until 8 p.m. each night the Wall is on display. We still need volunteers to read. The Wall will remain on display until Sunday, September 18, 2016Closing Ceremony will begin at 3 p.m.

If you would like to volunteer or would like more information please visit www.ColoradoRemembers.com or email gstroop77911@gmail.com

Brownies looking for penpals to earn “Making Friends” badge

Submitted by Beth Bradshaw

Hello! My name is Beth and I am a co-leader for a Brownie troop in North Carolina. Our girls will be starting back soon and their first badge to earn will be the “Making Friends” badge. Well, we had a awesome idea/opportunity! We would like the girls to send and receive a postcard from every state and a few countries (which to our amazement we already have lined up!). Would this be something you would be interested in? If so, please email me at mbradshaw1984@yahoo.com

Steamboat Springs Girl Scouts participate in Reach for the Peak Older Girl Outdoor Skills Competition 

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Submitted by Cricket Hawkins

Mountain Communities

Steamboat Springs

Troop 54313 participated in the Reach for the Peak Older Girl Outdoor Skills Competition and had a great time with their Leader Chris Kucera. Girl Scouts learned a lot and earned their Marmot Award! It was a very intense day, but they really felt like they were competing against the judge’s score sheet, not other troops. All of the judges told them their teamwork and communication skills were great!

They learned where they need to be in order to raise their ranking, and it was inspiring to see how many troops in the higher awards categories (including the winners) started out with the Marmot.

Troop 54313 wants to challenge all Cadette, Senior and Ambassador troops to try this event. They know that it is a lot of work to learn the necessary skills, but so worth it. Reach for the Peak judges: Watch out for Troop 54313 next year!

Steamboat Springs Daisy campfire kickoff & National S’mores Day celebration

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Submitted by Cricket Hawkins

Mountain Communities

Steamboat Springs

On August 10, 2016, returning and potential new Daisy Girl Scouts experienced an evening of fun activities with girls from Cadette Troop 54313 while staff met with parents. Service Unit Manager Nancy Mucklow provided hot dogs and s’mores cooked on a real campfire while families enjoyed a warm midsummer’s evening in Lincoln Park in the ‘boat’.

Silver Award Project: Helping feral cats

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Submitted by Alyssa and Mia, Troop 3671

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Our Girl Scout Silver Award Take Action project was a lot of fun, especially when we got to drop off the result and see how grateful they were. It took a long time to complete, but it was worth it. Alyssa and I, Mia, decided to build a feral cat shelter for the Pikes Peak Humane Society with the help of Mr. Sonnenberg, our builder. We were able to create an everlasting change in our community as planned by helping feral cats in need of shelter from the harsh weather in Colorado. Both of us learned that doing projects like this weren’t as easy as they looked. We had to do a lot of coordination and planning to complete this project all in the span of a couple of days. Yet, it really did teach us that directing someone was harder than expected! A lot of times, we had to help with positioning something correctly or holding a board in place to be drilled. Overall, though, it was worth the effort to finally finish it all. Alyssa and I are excited to see what’s in it for us when we get around to our Gold Award.

 

 

Girl Scout Synchronized Swimming Day

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Submitted by Julie Romney

Denver Metro

Aurora

Who wants to join these cute synchronized swimmers and learn the OLYMPIC sport of SYNCHRO! Have your girls been watching the Olympics and are ready to dive in and try it!!?? Rocky Mountain Splash is hosting their 11th annual Girl Scout Synchro Day on September 10, 2016 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. (at Range View High School in Aurora). This fun filled afternoon will give your Girl Scout an opportunity to MEET an Olympic Synchro swimmer, learn a routine in the water with our nationally ranked synchro team, discover the secret how synchronized swimmers keep their hair perfect in the water, and even get their hair and make-up done just like the Olympians! For just $25, you get three hours of fun, a healthy snack and a fun patch! Space is limited to the first 50 girls! Register now at njromney@gmail.com.

Family Movie Night with the Colorado Avalanche

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The Colorado Avalanche invite Girl Scouts, friends, and family to join their community Family Movie Night on Sept. 10, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the Pepsi Center and an upcoming Colorado Avalanche Hockey game!  Here are the event details:

Date & Time: Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Movie: “Inside Out” Pixar movie and will have some small concessions open. Seats are in the lower level of the Pepsi Center.

Additional Bonus: Ticket buyers can redeem an additional ticket for one of two Avalanche game choices on 10/28 or 1/6 (both weekend choices) in the upper level admission section.

Cost: $30/person (includes both the Family Movie Night event and the game ticket – 2 events for the price of one!)

Registration: Purchase tickets through this link – www.avstix.com/FMN2016

Questions?: Please contact Kiley Long at 303-405-7625 or Kiley.Long@TeamKSE.com

See this flyer for more info. Hope you enjoy these fun events!

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 Save the date for our own Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, January 14, 2017! More details about fun program opportunities and the game are coming soon!

 

Gold Awardee Receives Scepter of Light Award at Elena of Avalor’s Royal Debut

From Girl Scouts of the USA

Something magical happened at Walt Disney World. On Thursday, the Crown Princess Elena of Avalor—Disney’s first Latina princess and star of Disney Channel’s new animated series Elena of Avalor—made her royal debut at Magic Kingdom. And Girl Scouts of Citrus was there to give her a royal welcome!

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As part of the royal debut, the inaugural Elena of Avalor—Scepter of Light Award was presented at the Cinderella Castle stage to Orlando Girl Scout Ashley Chico, who recently received her Girl Scout Gold Award. The Gold Award is the highest recognition a Girl Scout can earn, with recipients completing Take Action projects that demonstrate extraordinary leadership, including compassion, critical thinking, collaboration, and courage—the very leadership qualities that Elena of Avalor models.

For her project, 17-year-old Ashley developed the CHICO HealthCare app, which allows patients who are illiterate to share their personal and medical information via tablet, using voice recognition in any language, so that they can register to receive medical care. Ashley celebrated her incredible achievement by spending the day at Magic Kingdom with her sisters (who are also Girl Scouts!) where they met Jenna Ortega, the voice of Princess Isabel!

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Members of the Girl Scouts of Citrus council were on stage to represent Girl Scouts of the USA’s and Disney Channel’s new collaboration, a week after the two organizations announced they are teaming up to inspire girls and their families to practice leadership with the debut of The Elena of Avalor Leadership Guide by Girl Scouts and Disney Channel. Available in English and Spanish, the guide showcases activities and conversations parents and caregivers can engage their preschool through fifth-grade girls in to boost their everyday leadership skills and prepare them to create the future they imagine.

Check out more magical highlights from Thursday’s event below:

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