Many of you have heard about Girl Scouts of Colorado’s partnership with an amazing online program called ZisBoomBah. The program is for Girl Scout Daisies-Juniors, and it centered on Healthy Living. This FREE program for Girl Scouts of Colorado members takes girls through healthy living quests that are fun, interactive and educational.
We caught up with Girl Scout Cherysh and her mom Kacey to see what they thought about ZisBoomBah. Cherysh is not just any Girl Scout on ZisBoomBah. She has done the most quests out of any other girl in the whole state, with a total of 19 quests completed. Now that is an accomplishment! Cherysh started on the site back in October as a Girl Scout Juliette with the help of her mom Kacey.
When we asked Cherysh what inspired her to do 19 quests, Cherysh said “Why not! They are really, really fun, and I learned a lot of fun new things at the same time!” What was your favorite quest, we asked? “I loved the Halloween quest. It was cool, but Pick Chow is my favorite, and I play it all the time” What is Pick Chow, and why do you like it so much? “Pick Chow is a quest where you make a meal, and it has to be the right portion sizes. Then you send it in, and your meal can get featured as the Meal of the Week. Mine has been featured before!” We asked Cherysh what are some other cool things that she got to do on ZisBoomBah? “ I have an Antatar. Her name is Princess C, and I have earned points (by playing quests) to buy her dresses. Right now I want to try to earn enough points to get her a cell phone.” We asked Cherysh what she would tell other Girl Scouts to convince them to join ZisBoomBah, “You should join ZisBoomBah because it helps you be more active, you get to play new games, it is so fun, and I love the Antatars. I am going to keep going and keep doing ZisBoomBah, and they should to!”
We also talked with Cherysh’s mom Kacey to see what she thought of the program and how ZisBoomBah has impacted their family over the last few months. “ZisBoomBah has affected our whole family. At first it started with Cherysh using the site, she was more conscious of what she was eating, she was more active, and she was learning so much. Then it started something for our whole family. ZisBoomBah would send out emails with recipes for meal ideas and snacks that we have tried as a family. I can also go on as a parent and create quests for Cherysh to do that are specialized to what she needs to work on, like spelling for example, not just healthy living.” We asked Kacey the same question we asked Cherysh about what would you tell other Girl Scouts and their families to convince them to join ZisBoomBah, “It is a great tool to get your family eating healthier, to learn things like portion control, meal ideas, game ideas for both inside and out to help get your whole family more active.
Wow, Cherysh is quite an amazing girl and healthy one! She has taken the Live Healthy Lead Healthy Challenge, she is changing the way her family sees healthy living thanks to ZisBoomBah, and is still going! So leaders, parents, and girls who is next? You have heard what Cherysh and Kacey had to say and now it is your turn. You can still sign your troop up or your individual girl for ZisBoomBah by May 31st and complete three quests and you will receive the ZisBoomBah Patch for Free. For more information or to sign up please contact Monica Slater at Monica.Slater@gscolorado.org