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Troop 611 puts on Green Tea for Earth Day

Submitted by Jeri Webb

Senior/Ambassador Troop 611 decided they wanted to do a Girl Scout Tea for Earth Day 2012. The “Green Tea” focused on showing the Princesses how they can keep their countries clean and beautiful.

The Princesses arrived wearing their finest gowns ready to have fun with crafts, songs, games, food and, of course, tea. The girls also learned how to take care of themselves and how to present themselves with an etiquette lesson. The event was a blast and I am not sure who had more fun – the Daisies and Brownies or the older troop!

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Cinco de Rhino: Troop 864 collects cans for Cheyenne Mountain Zoo event

Submitted by Nicole Niles
Colorado Springs

Troop 864 collected cans for Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Cinco de Rhino event on May 5. We collected 32 #’s of cans. We had 2 Juniors who went door to door asking neighbors as well as picking cans from the trash when they saw them. I am so proud of my Troop for the hard work that they put into collecting and crushing cans. We had so many bags of cans, that they barely fit into my car to deliver them.

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Brownie troop visits bank


Submitted by Lori Stott

Brownie Troop 3982 worked on their Penny Power Try-it while visiting the Valley Bank and Trust in Lyons on April 18. The girls learned how to write checks, start a savings account and got to see the vault!

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Girl Scouts from Yuma camping, hiking, service at Golden Gate Canyon State Park


Submitted by Bonnie Ledet

Cadette/Senior Troop 84074 from Yuma, Colorado, spent the weekend of April 20-22 at Golden Gate Canyon State Park. In addition to sleeping in a yurt, eating yummy food (ever tried campfire cones?), playing games and taking pictures from Panorama Point, the troop picked up about eight bags of trash, helped move tree branches for chipping and firewood and geocached for the first time.

Saturday morning was spent hiking to Dude’s Fishing Hole picking up trash from the campground on the way and picking up more trash and a lot of fishing line from around the lake. The afternoon was spent finding eight geocaches in the area, picking up even more trash as we went (Cache In-Trash Out).

To celebrate Earth Day Sunday afternoon we joined other volunteers for the park in cleaning a picnic area of trees that had been cut by the power company and making the area more inviting for future picnickers.

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Troop 75 donates Teddy Bears to first responders


Submitted by Rachel Whitmire

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.

About Rural/Metro in Colorado

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.

Girl Scouts earn the Barn Girlz Rock Patch at Colorado Classic Horse Show


Submitted by Alice Hughes

Girl Scouts of Colorado partnered once again with the Colorado Classic Horse Show to offer the 6th annual Barn Girlz Rock event on April 14, 2012. Nearly 80 Girl Scouts, ages 10-12, attended the 36th annual Colorado Classic Horse Show to learn about horse health, horse care and the horse show industry.

The Girl Scouts watched the horse show to learn about the Saddlebred, Morgan and Arabian breeds. After the show, the girls rotated through 10 educational stations with topics such as: horse behavior, horse health, safety around horses, riding equipment and clothing, grooming, horse shoeing, adopting wild mustangs, barn tours and a horse trivia game.

“This event is fun,” said Shea, 9, Lakewood, from Troop 3895. “Getting to pet and feed the horses is the best part.”

The patient purebred Arabian horse “Just Smokin’” demonstrated equipment while presenter McKenna Caspers delved into the three styles of riding represented at the horse show and the beautiful equipment specific to each style.

“I have to admit that I’m scared of horses, but I love them so much,” said Annabelle, 10, Denver, from Troop 3895. “Horses are so beautiful and they can talk to you with their ears, eyes, body and feet.”

Girl Scouts learned how messy it is to brush a furry pony at the grooming station. Godzilla, a mini-Shetland pony left an explosion of creamy white fur on the ground much to the Girl Scouts’ delight.

“This is so fun to brush a pony,” said Sarah, 10, Lakewood, from Troop 2801. “I’ve never done this before. I’ve never been this close to a horse before.” Sarah’s sister Willa, 11, chimed in “I like making patterns in her fur.”

Troop 2510 from Wheatridge learned the complicated process of making a horse shoe from farrier Del Slaugh. He demonstrated how he makes a horse shoe from a piece of steel, heating it until it is bright yellow at 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit and then shaping it with his hammer. Each group of Girl Scouts got to take a completed, but still warm horse shoe home with them.

“It looks like hard work to be a farrier,” said Miranda,10, Wheat Ridge, from Troop 2520. “My favorite things about horses are that they are beautiful and graceful. Horses just click with me!”

At the veterinary station, Dr. Lauren Fischer described a horse’s skeletal structure and drew bones on a Shetland pony named Chili. Girl Scouts also listened to Chili’s heart beat and lungs breathing.

“That was cool listening to a horse’s heart beat,” said Jacqueline, 9, Aurora, from Troop 2105. “I love horses. They are calm and lovely. I like riding them too at Girl Scout camp.”

After the event, girls could continue their education with a special take-home notebook filled with horse facts, fun activities and equine industry contact information. Girls could also win free riding lessons donated by professional horse trainers.

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Troop 3810 surprises Hometown Heroes with milk and cookies

Submitted by Jody Clair
Colorado Springs

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”.

100 donations for the 100 years


Submitted by Joyce Kohlmeier
Fort Collins

Troop 70884 started planning at the beginning of the year as to how to celebrate the Girl Scout 100 year Birthday. What do we do? Have a party, well that was a given. Then everyone thought- What would Juliette Low do? What would make her proud? So we decided that community service would make her proud. We knew that Juliette Low loved animals so the first service project was set. We would collect 100 dog bones to donate to the Animal House a no kill shelter in our community. We would do this by talking to our friends, neighbors our fellow Girl Scouts at our service unit meeting. Before you knew it we had our 100 dog bones and more. We went to the Animal House and made our donation. We told them of our 100 goal. The sent us a nice note and were very grateful.

Next- wow what to do next. Juliette Low liked education. That was it. We would collect 100 school supplies and donate them to Irish Elementary. We would do it in the same way. Getting the word out to our neighbors and friends about what we wanted to do any why. Before we knew it. We had 100 school supplies to donate. Irish was very grateful and we received a fantastic note from them. It was a wonderful experience. Part 2 of our service project will be next- stay tuned:)

Part 2
Troop 70884 continued story on what to do for our 100 years that would make Juliette Low proud. We decided that collecting dog bones for animals was wonderful and school supplies for children was pretty good also. What else, what else could we do that would make Juliette Low proud. We could collect 100 cans of food for the Larimer County food bank. So off we go, we tell our neighbors, friends and fellow Scouts what we want to do. We also had a goal of letting the community know that we were 100 years old and how Girl Scouts can help in the community. We collected and sorted our food, checked the dates and we had 144 cans of food. When we took it for donation it came out to 134 pounds. Karen the nice lady that helped us at the food bank told us that this food would probably go out tomorrow because the need is great. We are so thankful to all of the people who helped us make our goals. We worked on these projects for four months and it was worth every minute. We have a couple more goals for this year -wish us luck to make them.

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Troop 70884 at the museum


Submitted by Joyce Kohlmeier
Fort Collins

Cadette Troop 70884 from Fort Collins decided that we were part of a once in a lifetime experience. We wanted to visit the museum and learn all about 100 years of Girl Scouting. We were so very lucky to run into JoAnne Busch and Marty Allison who helped us learn so much about our history and why we are Girl Scouts. We decided to go to dinner and have an evaluation meeting. The girls loved the Girl Scout exhibit and said that their favorite part was learning all about the uniforms from Marty and learning about the Chippewa kitchen from JoAnne. We talked about how fun it would be to have a bunch more interactive things to do. Voting on the favorite cookies was a hit with us. We also loved tying knots. We also talked about how very lucky we were to have wonderful volunteers who would take the time and effort to put something like this together so we could learn. A big thank you to them.

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