Category Archives: Girl Scouts News

Troop 70741 focuses on community service

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Submitted by Molly Fiechtl
Fort Collins

Our troop decided to focus our efforts this year on community service. Our 4th grade girls helped stuff backpacks for Pineridge Indian Reservation, sang carols at an Assisted Living Facility, volunteered at the Flying Pig 5k Race, donated 325 pounds of Girl Scout Cookies to the Food Bank for Larimer County through Hometown Heroes donations, and donated 10 percent of their 2012 cookie sale proceeds in cash to the Animal House, a local no-kill shelter. Wow! Great work, girls!

 

Cadette Troop 182 likes passing it forward

Submitted by Annette Alvarez
Centennial

The girls in Cadette Troop 182 from St. Thomas More Parish in Centennial haven’t stop doing service after earning their Bronze Award last year. Under the guidance of troop leader Annette Alvarez and assistant leader, Stephanie Conrad, the girls engaged in three different service projects this year.

The girls made birthday bags with donated paper goods from Celebrations in Parker along with cake mixes and frosting they collected. These bags were donated to the Parker Food Bank to be handed out to the needy to celebrate a birthday. The girls also prepared a complete dinner meal that was donated to the Boys Hope Girls Hope home in Centennial. Lastly, the troop volunteered at Vision World where they sorted clothes for three hours that was donated to 42 different countries. Several of the girls’ moms accompanied the troop in this endeavor to make it a great Mother/Daughter Service Day.

Troop Members are: Oksana Alvarez, Makena Baldwin, Elizabeth Brown, Kathryn Conrad, Gabrielle East, Sofia Gratton, Grace LaClaire, Catherine Schifano, Alyssa Schmidt, Clare Weisiger, and Ashley Wright.

Olathe Girl Scouts travel to statewide bridging ceremony

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Submitted by Nancy Lindsey
Olathe

Troop 54 is from Olathe. Yes, the home of the famous Olathe Sweet Sweet Corn!! We traveled over the Continental Divide to participate in the 2012 statewide bridging ceremony. We had five girls bridge from Juniors to Cadettes. Three of them had been a part of Girl Scouts since first year Daisies! It was an amazing event and we are so glad to have participated!

Here’s an article that the Cañon City newspaper wrote about the event.

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Breckenridge Girl Scouts Honored Statewide, Locally

Eight Breckenridge Girl Scouts were recently named to Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Generation Wow! In celebration, Breckenridge Mayor John Warner presided over a ceremony at the Senior Center on May 2nd to recognize these Girl Scouts. The eight girls recognized were Geneva Ascher, Leah Carney, Nicole Choma, Littlepage Green, Savannah Halvorson, Kalina Macias, Natalia Niemckwicz and Lilli Tobias.

The girls, 6th graders at Summit Middle School, were among 100 girls chosen from around Colorado who are destined to be the leaders of tomorrow. Their advisor, Kari Killberg, praised their leadership, saying, “It’s been a wonderful experience watching these girls grow from little Brownies doing crafts to the lovely young ladies they are today. They have taken on responsibility for their meetings and service projects, and all the planning that goes along with it.  They are committed to making friends and making a difference in their world. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for all of them because it’s going to be amazing!”

County Commissioner Thomas Davidson, also in attendance for the May 2nd ceremony, was impressed with the girls’ confidence and accomplishments.  “I am so proud of Summit County’s Girl Scouts, and it is particularly impressive that our little county has eight girls of the 100 selected statewide,” he said.  “It’s a testament to how well we’re preparing our girls to lead in the future.”

The 100 girls of Generation Wow! – including the eight local awardees – were chosen from around the state to celebrate Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary this year. This distinction recognized outstanding girls between the ages of 5 and 18 whose individual achievements in Girl Scouts, their schools and communities set them apart as leaders. They exhibited a high level of volunteer achievement and made significant contributions to their community; demonstrated strong leadership skills; participated in a service learning project; and demonstrated exceptional teamwork, conflict resolution, and goal setting.

There are nearly 200 Girl Scouts in Summit County and 30,000 Girl Scouts statewide, all living the mission of becoming girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. For more information about joining or volunteering with the Girl Scouts in Summit County, please call Cricket Hawkins at 970-379-9059 or visit www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org.

Check out the article about this event in the Summit Daily News.

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Troop 611 puts on Green Tea for Earth Day

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Submitted by Jeri Webb
Greeley

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!

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

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

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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

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Submitted by Lori Stott
Lyons

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

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Submitted by Bonnie Ledet
Yuma

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.

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

Troop 75 donates Teddy Bears to first responders

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Submitted by Rachel Whitmire
Denver

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.

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