Category Archives: Girl Scouts News

Loveland SU 732 movie night

 

 

 

 

 

Submitted by Anna Boyle

Northern & Northeastern CO

Loveland

Service Unit 732 in Loveland hosted a fun movie night in the park for all of our Girl Scouts in Loveland. More than 50 people attended and it was so much fun! The girls all got fun patches and popsicles. We will definitely be planning another movie night in the future.

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Power of Cookie: Troop 74180 travels to Savannah

Submitted by Michelle Roberts

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

I wanted to share some of our experiences in Savannah and Tybee Island. We’ve saved cookie money for several years and the girls were finally able to plan and execute a trip to the East Coast to check out where Girl Scouts started. Our girls are first year Girl Scout Seniors from Fort Collins. We’re having an awesome trip and not only learning about the incredible history, but learning about each other as well. We’ve spent time at the beach, completed a program to earn the GA coastal badge at the Marine Science center, toured the historical Tybee Island lighthouse, went on a historical Savannah Carriage ride, completed the Old Fort Jackson Girl Scout militia experience, toured Juliette Gordon Low’s birthplace, saw the Girl Scout First Headquarters, and the Andrew Low house. We’ve also had fun discovering the secrets of Savannah each day like Forsyth Park and River Street. We plan on visiting Skidaway Island State Park and doing some hiking, as well as some more beach time. The girls have worked together to plan, cook, and clean most of our meals and have worked hard to keep us on budget.

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

Inspiring others through community service

Submitted by Kristen Chipman

Metro Denver

Northglenn/Thornton

Some of the Girl Scouts of Troop 66742 were doing their share of community service by helping plant the flowerbed in front of the Northglenn Recreation Center! For the last several years, the girls have committed to caring for this flowerbed every summer. This year, they planted Marigolds and Red Petunias in honor of the City of Northglenn’s 50th Anniversary!

Troop 66742 loves to give back to the community. Whether it be through helping take care of a flowerbed or donating to a local church, these girls are always doing amazing things! They are leading by example on how to take small steps to make a big impact in this world!

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

Helping our community

Submitted by Marie Merrill-Exton

Southwestern CO

Pagosa Springs

Daisy Troop 26237 of Pagosa Springs worked on earning a new petal and the “Eco Learner” badge by helping their community with a trash pick-up day. The girls picked up trash with their parents and troop leaders around Pagosa Springs Elementary School and Pagosa Springs Town Park. The girls also placed quilted hearts for “I Found A Quilted Heart” around the trash pick-up locations to show random acts of kindness and to hopefully brighten someone else’s day. The girls said, “It is so much fun working together and helping our community.”

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

UCHealth cookie delivery

 

 

 

 

 

Submitted by Tiffany Love Baker

Metro Denver

Lone Tree/Highlands Ranch

Troop 59 Cadettes delivered 720 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to UCHealth Oncology staff and support personnel around Metro Denver.  Girl Scouts met with Medical Director of Oncology Dr. Regina Brown an inspiring leader in our community who is also a Girl Scout alum.  They learned about her career and what’s helped her to find success.

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

Cookies for Ronald McDonald House of Denver

Submitted by Georganna Payne

Metro Denver

Troop 67445 delivered 75 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to Ronald McDonald House of Denver, their Hometown Hero. Athena is one of the Girl Scouts in the troop. Her younger brother had brain surgery last summer at Nationwide Children’s in Ohio and the family stayed at the Ronald McDonald House there. Athena met a Girl Scout troop there who came to make cookies for the guests. She was very grateful for everything they provided and wanted to give back. When her Girl Scout sisters in Colorado heard her story, they all wanted to help as well. We are happy to report that Athena’s is doing great!

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

Girl Scout summer swim party at Pirate’s Cove

Join us at Pirate’s Cove in Littleton for our annual Girl Scout swim party! All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Bring a friend and show them some of the fun that Girl Scouts has to offer. This is also a great opportunity to have a kickoff for your troop before the school year starts!

When:

Monday, July 29, 2019

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Cost:

$6 per person (children and adults)

$3 per patch – We have an optional event patch you can purchase for this event and it will be distributed at the registration table upon arrival!

Register online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/pirate_s_cove_girl_s.html

Registration deadline: Thursday, July 25

** Online registrations will not be accepted after Thursday, July 25. Walk-up registration day of will be accepted with exact cash or check only. Priority entrance will be given to advance registrations. 

Pirate’s Cove offers a leisure pool with a large play structure, a 25-meter, six-lane pool, a 35-foot slide tower with three slides, a lazy river, and more for summer fun! Participants are welcome to bring in snacks or a picnic. Concessions will not be offered on-site. No glass bottles permitted. For more information, please review the Pirates Cove Guidelines online: http://www.piratescovecolorado.com/-guidelines.

Please note, Pirates Cove will be open for regular business hours on this day. If you choose to go to Pirates Cove before the Girl Scout event, you will need pay regular entry into the park, exit the park at 6 p.m. when they close, then enter again at 6:30 p.m. for no charge.

This is not a drop off event. All Girl Scouts must attend with her parent/guardian or troop leaders. Adult to girl ratios for events must be met.

Questions? Please feel free to contact Aimee Artzer at aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

Visit the Girl Scout History Collection

The Girl Scout History Collection is curated by Ernie and Carol Altvater. These California transplants converted the basement of their Denver home (Congress Park neighborhood) into a climate-controlled, carefully organized collection. It is not something to miss for Girl Scouts of all ages! Their collection is a comprehensive history of the Girl Scout movement seen through memorabilia. Thousands of items are on display including uniforms through the years, photos, camping gear, jewelry, badges and insignia, dolls, books, camp postcards, cameras, and dozens of other categories. From the earliest years of Girl Scouting to the present, all aspects of the program are represented. There is also a “try it on” area where girls can see how they look in hats, sashes, and vests from other levels and other areas.

What to expect: Since the collection is in the basement of Carol and Ernie’s home, we ask that troop leaders discuss manners with the girls before they arrive (for example, no running around). Candy, gum, and drinks are not allowed. We want this to be a fun experience for your troop, but also expect Girl Scout behavior. “Tag-a-longs” are not allowed, and all adults who accompany the troop are expected to help girls gain the most from the experience.

To schedule your tour: Email girlscoutcollection@gmail.com. If your troop is using the tour as part of the requirements toward a specific badge, let us know so the tour can be tailored to your needs. The exact address of the collection (Congress Park neighborhood of Denver) will be provided upon confirming your tour.

About the tour: The tour consists of three or four parts, depending on troop level – a walk-though orientation, group discussion of Girl Scout history, and an opportunity for girls to explore the collection and ask about features that catch their attention. Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, and Seniors may also elect to view the 1918 silent film, “The Golden Eaglet”.

Tour duration:

Daisies – 45 minutes

Brownies – 1 hour and 15 minutes

Juniors and older – 1 hour and 30 minutes

You can also check out the Girl Scout History Collection Facebook page.

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Cadettes deliver cookies to Children’s Hospital Colorado

Submitted by Ann Robbins

Metro Denver

Broomfield

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 63317 delivered Girl Scout Cookies to their Hometown Hero, Children’s Hospital Colorado – North Campus. The Girl Scouts wanted to thank the doctors and nursing staff. They also brought a thank you poster and get well and positive message cards for patients.

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

Kremmling Girl Scouts March in Memorial Day Parade

Submitted by Katie DeBell

Mountain Communities

Kremmling

Troop 50292 of Kremmling marched in the Memorial Day parade in Grand Lake. Girl Scouts carried a banner that had a red poppy with each of their names on it, and carried the WAGGGS flag and the American flag.

These girls were very proud to march as a troop for such a good cause.

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