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Troop 2551 celebrates end of year with art show

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Submitted by Nikki Goethals
Aurora

Troop 2551 chose to complete their Brownie – World of Girls journey, and earn their Tell a Story badge, by hosting an art gallery of their work from throughout the year. For the art show, troop members invited friends, families, neighbors, co-workers and library patrons to come and see their displayed artwork and photography chronicling their journey and year as a Girl Scout.

The art show included pieces done while earning their Painting badge – including self portraits, still life paintings and paintings that expressed an emotion. The show also displayed the girls’ advertisement drawings that they worked on to showcase how media can be used to distort or stretch the truth. Some exhibits were created to highlight important aspects of their Girl Scout year including Disney princess artwork honoring their Disney on Ice field trip, decorated wooden houses to honor their Take Action project to feed the homeless and torn mosaic holiday tree artwork to celebrate last December’s holiday party. There were even pieces that focused on each girl’s individual strengths.

Combined with the art show, Troop 2551 also celebrated the end of their Girl Scout year and officially bridged to Junior Girl Scouts.

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

Northeastern Colorado Girl Scouts earn Cookie Top Seller honors

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We are proud of the efforts of four Cookie Top Sellers in Northeastern Colorado — Katie, Taylor, Jamine and Selena! Here are photos of the girls as they received their 2012 Top Seller medals. Each of these Girl Scouts sold 750+ packages of cookies.

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The annual Girl Scouts of Colorado Top Seller Cookie Dinner was held in Denver on Saturday, June 9th. Girls honored at the event had sold 750 or more packages of cookies during the 2012 Cookie Program. A fun evening of dressing up and dancing the night away was had by all!

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Girl Scouts of Colorado Sings simultaneously as Girl Scouts Rock the Mall

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On Saturday, June 9th, Girl Scouts of Colorado joined the nation to celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting.

Dozens of Colorado Girl Scouts traveled to Washington, D.C. to join 250,000 from around the world at Girl Scouts Rock the Mall. (Read about their journeys on the Girl Scouts of Colorado blog.)

And, at the same time, more than 300 Girl Scouts and their family and friends, as well as Girl Scout supporters and alumnae, joined the festivities from Colorado’s State Capitol at Colorado Sings. (Photos can be viewed above.)

The Colorado Sings event honored the state’s 100+ Girl Scout Distinguished Alumnae, as well as Colorado’s Oldest Living Alumnae. Edna Hollis and Vera Carucci, who are both 100 years old and live in the Denver area, were recognized as the oldest living alumnae. Our alumnae honorees also received the following media coverage:

We live blogged from both events thanks to the wonderful efforts of volunteers and staff.

And below is a video highlighting the sights and sounds of our memorable Colorado Sings event, including interviews with our oldest living alumnae.

If you were part of these festivities, we’d love to hear from you too. Share your story, photos and/or video with us.

It was fun to be part of this historic day for Girl Scouts!

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Daisy Girl Scouts raise money for High Park Fire victims

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Submitted by Jeri Webb
Greeley

Girls from Troop 4238 in Greeley raised almost $40 to donate to the High Park Fire relief efforts. Selling lemonade and fruit snacks, they worked, along with the help of their brothers, in the smoky air to help others in need.

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

Troop 70884 teaches 70145 fun stuff

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Submitted by Joyce
Fort Collins

Troop 70884 loves the meaning behind the World Association Pin and wanted to teach that to younger girls. Brownie Troop 70145 said that we could come and teach. We decided that it should be in a fun way. The girls came up with a game like musical chairs with passing (very quickly) a ball and when the music stopped the Brownie who had the ball had to answer a question about the pin, (with a little help from the Cadette). Then the girl got to tape part of the World Association Pin to a board. They did this until the World Association Pin was built. We all had a great time. We laughed lots.Thank you to Brownie Troop 70145 for allowing us to come and teach about our wonderful World Association Pin.

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

Troop 32189 makes Trinidad beautiful with flowers

 

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Submitted by Becky Buhr
Trinidad

The Daisy girls enlisted the help of the older Brownie girls in our troop and their parents to help the City of Trinidad look more beautiful. By planting these flowers the Daisy Girls earned their Golden Honey Bee Award to finish the Journey to the Daisy Flower Garden.

This story was submitted via the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout monents too.

Girls get moxie to be President

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Can a woman be President? She can be President or anything else she wants, is the message that 75 Junior Girl Scouts went home with after spending the day at the Colorado State Capitol on June 1. The girls learned about the Women’s suffrage movement and the accomplishments of America’s most inspiring female politicians, including Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

“It was shocking to learn that women didn’t used to have a lot of rights,” said Dakota S. from Troop 2569 in Westminster. “I like the idea of women running for office, and I want to do it. Maybe I’ll be the first woman President!”

The girls had some lively debate during a mock election to decide whether cell phones should be allowed in school. Teams represented various constituents and lobbied for their position. The day ended with girls staging their own political campaign, with girls taking on the roles of candidate, campaign manager, press secretary, volunteer coordinator and finance director. This leadership experience was sponsored by AT&T.

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Troop 52131 honors our fallen soldiers

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Submitted by Nancy Gadbois

Thornton

The Girls Scouts put flags on fallen soldiers gravestones on May 26 to honor Memorial Day. It created an Avenue of Flags display off I25 and 104th. The flags have been donated to Highland Cemetery by families of deceased veterans. These flags were presented to the families for the dedicated service by our veterans to the United States of America. The girls return every year to provide this service. We feel honored to have our freedom in America and to be allowed to be part of organizations like Girl Scouts.