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Bronze Award Recipients in the 2015-16 reporting cycle (March 1, 2015, through March 1, 2016)

Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award Recipients honored at Highest Awards celebration in Pueblo

Nearly one hundred Girl Scout families and friends gathered at the Center for American Values on April 22, 2016 to honor the more than 1,600 Girl Scouts from across Colorado who earned one of Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards, the Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award.

The Gold Award, which is the highest honor in Girl Scouts, is presented to girls in grades 9-12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through a project that makes a difference in their community. The Silver Award is the highest award a girl in 6th – 8th grade can earn. The Bronze Award is the highest award a girl in grades 4th and 5th can earn. For the 2015-16 Girl Scout awards program year, more than one thousand girls across the state and 24 in Pueblo and Southeastern Colorado earned the Bronze Award. Over the last two years, 18 girls across Pueblo and Southeastern Colorado earned the prestigious Silver Award.

Girl Scouts of Colorado COO Jacky Noden said the girls’ spirit and motivation inspires us all to think of the needs of others and take action to make the world a better place.

“You are strong role models for our community and our world,” she said.

Gold Award recipient and Troop Leader Carrie Chase served as the celebration’s keynote speaker. She talked briefly about earning her Gold Award, but most of her speech focused on how becoming a troop leader has impacted not only her and her daughter’s lives, but also how she has seen it change the lives of girls throughout Pueblo and southeastern Colorado.

This year Girl Scouts across the country are celebrating the 100thanniversary of Girl Scouts’ highest award. The focus of a Gold Award project is identifying and researching a community issue she is passionate about, developing a plan to address it in cooperation with her team and community members, establishing a global connection with others and providing sustainability for the project. Of the skills learned through Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards, leadership, organization and critical thinking are the fundamentals of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Some universities and colleges offer scholarships unique to Gold Award recipients, and girls who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces may receive advanced rank in recognition of their achievements.

Girl Scouts of Colorado will continue to honor this year’s Highest Awards recipients at ceremonies around the state. These events include:

  • May 1st at 2 p.m. at the Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse St., Denver
  • May 6 at 6 p.m. at the Penrose House Garden Pavilion 1661 Mesa Ave., Colorado Springs

 

 

 

Troop 30222 from Pueblo earns Bronze Award

Pueblo Girl Scouts earn Highest Awards

Seven Girl Scouts from Junior Troop 30222 in Pueblo will accept the Bronze Award, the Highest Award a Girl Scout Junior can earn, for their work to collect about a hundred packages of socks and underwear for families served by the Pueblo Cooperative Care Center. In order to collect these items, girls enlisted the help of their classmates at Morton Elementary School. They challenged all of the classrooms to collect the most socks and underwear. The girls treated the winning classroom to a root beer float party.

The troop will officially accept their award at the Highest Awards celebration on Friday, April 22 at 6 p.m. at the Center for American Values (101 S. Main St. #100, Pueblo). They will join dozens of other Girl Scouts and troops from across southeastern Colorado who have earned their Bronze and Silver Awards.

The young ladies, who will be accepting these awards, have demonstrated exceptional commitment to taking action to make the world a better place through their community service. Their accomplishments reflect extraordinary leadership and citizenship skills that mark them as valuable contributors to their communities and world.

Highest Awards Proclamation

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The state of Colorado has issued a proclamation celebrating the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts’ Highest Award, which is now known as the Gold Award! A PDF of the proclamation is below. Share it with your troop or print it and use it as part of local Highest Awards celebrations.

For the 2015-16 Girl Scouts awards program year, more than 1,600 girls across the state earned their Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award! The Highest Awards represent the highest honors a Girl Scout can earn. They include 1,177 Bronze Award recipients, 393 Silver Award recipients, and 48 Gold Award recipients!

All girls who have earned their Highest Award are invited to be recognized at one of our regional Highest Awards celebrations this spring. We also encourage everyone to recognize girls at the local level too. Please check out our Tips and Tricks for Hosting a Highest Awards Celebration for more information.

Questions? Email highestawards@gscolorado.org

Gold Award Proclamation 

Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award recipients honored at Highest Awards celebration in Fort Collins

 

More than one hundred Girl Scout families and friends gathered at the Fort Collins Marriott on April 17, 2016 to honor Colorado Girl Scouts who earned one of Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards, the Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award.

Two Girl Scouts were presented the Gold Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout can earn. Brittany Jaros from Boulder, Holy Family High School, developed a program to educate middle school students about the importance of mental health and suicide prevention. Emily Mohlis from Elizabeth, Elizabeth High School and a current freshman at University of Colorado in Greeley, organized the music, school-owned instruments, and accessories scattered throughout the band room and director’s office at her school. Both described their projects and how earning the Gold Award has impacted their lives.

Girl Scouts in grades 9-12 who earn the Gold Award demonstrate extraordinary leadership through a project that makes a difference in their community. Several Bronze Award honorees (the highest award a girl in grades 4-5 can earn) and Silver Award honorees (the highest award a girl in 6th – 8th grade can earn) also were presented their awards.

Girl Scouts of Colorado CEO and President Stephanie Foote said the girls’ spirit and motivation inspires us all to think of the needs of others and take action to make the world a better place.

“You are strong role models for our community and our world,” she said.

Jessica Hild served as the celebration’s emcee. She earned her Gold Award in February 2015 for a project to renovate the chapel at Camp Alexander, a Boy Scout camp in Colorado. In addition to inspiring girls in the audience with her Gold Award story and how it continues to have a positive impact on her life, she also challenged girls to not let this be the end of their work to make a difference in their communities and around the world.

“Will you also be sustainable? Will you continue to reach for leadership and influence? Will you continue on to be the brains behind another project?” she asked.

This year Girl Scouts across the country are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts’ highest award. The focus of a Gold Award project is identifying and researching a community issue she is passionate about, developing a plan to address it in cooperation with her team and community members, establishing a global connection with others and providing sustainability for the project. Of the skills learned through Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards, leadership, organization and critical thinking are the fundamentals of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Some universities and colleges offer scholarships unique to Gold Award recipients, and girls who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces may receive advanced rank in recognition of their achievements.

Girl Scouts of Colorado will continue to honor this year’s Highest Awards recipients at ceremonies around the state. These events include:

  • April 22nd at 6 p.m. at Center for American Values, 101 S. Main St. #100, Pueblo
  • April 24th at 2 p.m. Mountain View Methodist, 355 Ponca Pl., Boulder
  • April 24th at 2 p.m. Colorado Mesa University, 1100 North Ave., Grand Junction
  • May 1st at 2 p.m. at the Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse St., Denver
  • May 6 at 6 p.m. at the Penrose House Garden Pavilion 1661 Mesa Ave., Colorado Springs

 

 

Fort Collins Girl Scouts earn Bronze Award

Ten Girl Scouts from Junior Troop 74180 in Fort Collins have earned the Bronze Award, the Highest Award a Girl Scout Junior can earn, for their work on two projects. The first was to support the FoCo Café, a non-profit organization whose mission is to build community by providing nutritious and delicious meals to the people of Fort Collins regardless of their ability to pay. The girls made bird houses, unique wind chimes, stepping stones and painted rock garden markers that were used in the garden area at the cafe. The second project the girls chose to do was to support the Larimer County Humane Society by making cats toys and running a lemonade stand during an adoption event. In total, the girls gave 200 hours of service to their community.

The troop will officially accept their award at the Highest Awards celebration Sunday, April 17 at 2 p.m. at the Fort Collins Marriott (350 E. Horsetooth Rd., Fort Collins). They will join hundreds of other Girl Scouts and troops from across northern and northeastern Colorado who have earned their Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.

All of these young women have demonstrated exceptional commitment to taking action to make the world a better place through their community service. Their accomplishments reflect extraordinary leadership and citizenship skills that mark them as valuable contributors to their communities and world.

 

Highlands Ranch troop earns Bronze Award by helping homeless pets

 

 

Submitted by Susan Boggs

Highlands Ranch

Denver Metro

The Bronze Award taught Girl Scout Troop 2077 to be helpful.  We wanted to help the animals in the shelter because they can’t help themselves.  We decided to make goody bags for people adopting pets.  Our bags for dogs included homemade shampoo with a little recipe teaching you how to make shampoo, peanut butter treats shaped like dog bones and tennis balls.  For the cat bags, we made tuna treats shaped like fish and felt knot toys.  In all of the bags, we included tips on how to care for your new pet, recipes for the treats we made, vaccination info and a couple of cat flap reviews just in case. We donated 50 dog bags and 30 cat bags to the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley.  Delivering the bags was the best part!  We got to see and interact with the animals we would be helping.   We hope the pets and their new owners enjoy their treats!  We had a lot of fun making them!

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

 

 

Troop 3955 earns Bronze Award

Submitted by Jennifer Brown

Wheat Ridge

Denver Metro

Girl Scout Troop 3955 earned their Bronze Award by planting trees on the Wheat Ridge Greenbelt. They also pulled evasive weeds, planted wildflowers, and came back throughout the summer to care for and water the trees. They will continue to be tree stewards for years to come! See the full video. Girl Scout interviews are between minute 6 and 8.

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

Congratulations to the Bronze Award Recipients June 2015!

Bronze_Award_Starburst_HRAll of the Colorado Girl Scouts who have achieved Girl Scouts Highest Awards this year have done amazing things! With your accomplishments, you have shown yourselves to be leaders in your community and advocates for others. Girl Scouts of Colorado is very proud of you all and the example you set!

Bronze Award Recipients June 2015

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Ava  Symanski

Emily  Hinchliffe

Grace  Symanski

Hailey  Gentilini

Kassie  Karas

Natalie  Winstead

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Emma  Browning

Sophia  Powell

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Meagan  McNeal

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Elizabeth  Falgout

Emma  Langowski

Emma  Todd

Faye  Gordon

Jenessa  Trujillo

Jordan  Riley

Kylie  Grimes

Manon  Dempsey

Samantha  Scott

Stella  Steffen

Julia  Swezy

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Alison  Freeman

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Analisa  Amat-Cooley

Deven  Flagg

Kayla  Dela Cruz

Molly  Cloutier

Tacey  Olanie

Taya  Archuleta

Britney  Berlin

Grace  Hickman

Hailey  Cercone

Sumapriya  Mudapalli

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Jenni  Burroughs

Katherine  Bair

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Ella  Thomas

Ellyse  McKissack

Haley  Norris

Congratulations to the Bronze Award Recipients May 2015!

Bronze_Award_Starburst_HRAll of the Colorado Girl Scouts who have achieved Girl Scouts Highest Awards this year have done amazing things! With your accomplishments, you have shown yourselves to be leaders in your community and advocates for others. Girl Scouts of Colorado is very proud of you all and the example you set!

Bronze Award Recipients May 2015

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Abbigail  Gutierrez

Beth  Bridgewater

Brenna  Penrod

Briana  Ashcraft

Hailey  Bowman

Jordan  Boughton

Julia  Vieth

Taylor  Gonzales

Tesla  Ashcraft

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Annika  Polvi

Hannah  Brothers

Jessa  Hamel

Megan  King

Sabra  Catalano

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Zoe  Unsell

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Sophia   Barlitt

Sarah   Barnett

Rachel   Chung

Jenna   Jones

Madeline   Kalbfleisch

Suhani   Sharma

Jadyn   Torres

Savannah   Vohsman

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Lily  Shanor

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Alanah  Cordova

Aliyah  Cordova

Bailey  Trippe

Briana  Gibson-Clayburn

Chloe  Kurtz

Katelyn  Jasmin

Kavya  Kataria

Tesha  Cordova

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Sky  Barta

Emma  Knutson

Troop64207 -Parker

Addison  Lyster

Ainsley  Click

Isabel  Rogers

Trinity  Kearns

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Carly  Bole

Jessica  Sandy

Kate  Magen

Madison  Packard

Olivia  Anderson

Payton  Lott

Rachael  Lott

Sophia  Piccone

Taylor  Lohman

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Amelia  Tatro

Elise  Clark

Ella  Fritz

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Eleanor  Woodward

Gwendolyn  Carolus

Isabel  Cloutier

Victoria  Thorp

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Ariel  Harper

Petra  Jensen

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Amelie  Bisping

Charlotte  Bauer

Corryn  Rose

Fiona  Mackendrick

Hailey  Higney

Jenna  Von Ruden

Katie  Bivrell

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Annelise  Ten Wolde

Elizabeth  Mitchell

Emma  Sundberg

Emma  Tice-Kepner

Lucy  Geiszler

Magdalene  Hefflon

Taylor  Matteson

Savannah  Jordaan

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Alicia  Chapman

Amy  Tillinghast

Anna  Ho

Julianna  Knoll

Olivia  Sitton

Brenna  Gloster

Elisabeth  Herrera

Minju  Kim

Xingjian  Zhang

Elizabeth  Loisel

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Karlee  Rainey

Katherine  Brungardt

Kaylin  McClellan

Madison  Tompkins

Miranda  Burke

Nia  Hughes

Meghan  Mooney

Troop43107 -Colorado Springs

Claire  Leupold

Noelle  Behr

Sarah  Greening

Zoey  Adams

Troop62732 -Englewood

Lily  Legleiter

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Alexandra  Sprague

Cassidy  Bilger

Faith  Dailey

Giselle  Gueddiche

Greta  Kerkhoff

Lilly  Stinton

Malaika  Hale

Marisa  Colbert

Maya  Grover

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Alicia  Keiffer

Ashlee  Urroz

Kaitlynn  Henderson

Lauren  Kennedy

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Aubrie  Lose

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Jessica  Herstein

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Kadence  Provan

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Katherine  McGrath

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Rachel  Summerlin

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Sophia  Holland

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Victoria  Sanchez

TROOP62728 -Centennial

Ashlyn  Dooley

TROOP62729 -Centennial

Cora  Nesbett

TROOP62730 -Centennial

Emily  Madsen

TROOP62731 -Greenwood Village

Emma  Calderaro

TROOP62733 -Centennial

Kimmy  Huckabee

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Kyra  Hultgren

TROOP62735 -Centennial

Liberty  Bell

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Morgan  McKenna

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Bethany  Gordon

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Lucy  Smith

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McKenna  Hulland

TROOP62740 -Elizabeth

Carly  Krug

TROOP62741 -Parker

Eleanor  Nelson

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Elisabeth  Murphy

TROOP62743 -Castle Rock

Emma  Turner

TROOP62744 -Elizabeth

Gracie  Bohler

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Isabelle  Finley

TROOP62746 -Parker

Rosealyn  Avenger

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Samantha  Campbell

TROOP62748 -Castle Rock

Sydney  Hessler

TROOP62749 -Franktown

Trinity  Brown

TROOP62750 -Morrison

Allison  Atcheson

TROOP62751 -Fort Collins

Hannah  Carlin

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Amelia  Malchow

Dagan  Martin

Kai  Jackson

Makenna  Batcho

Micaela  Morrill

Sofia  Aarestad

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Jessica  Marks

Julianna  Martin

Troop74292 -Boulder

Abigail  Sprod

Alana  Pohlman

Claire  Tanner

Isa  Schnitzspahn

Katharina  Sawatzky

Leah  Sanson

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Grace Mei  Matassa

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Chloe  Holmes

Eleanor  Helker

Maddison  Smith

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Kate  Helmke

Troop52522 -Arvada

Lillian  Hicks

Nadine  Kwiecinski

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Madeleine  Netherton

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Jordyn  Astor

Kaitlyn  Berry

Sarah  Berry

Sarah  Pray

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Abriana  Ferguson

Claire  Chesher

Emily  Reddy

Maya  Lundgren

Megan  Thomas

Riley  Primeau

Sophia  Cain

BRONZE, SILVER AND GOLD CELEBRATED AT COLORADO SPRINGS HIGHEST AWARDS CEREMONY

 

*Click here to see more photos from the Highest Awards celebration in Colorado Springs.

More than two hundred Girl Scout families and friends gathered in Colorado Springs on May 15, 2015 to honor Girl Scouts who earned one of Girl Scouts Highest Awards, the Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.

14 girls were presented with the Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout in grades 9-12 can earn. Girls who have earned this award demonstrate extraordinary leadership through a project that makes a difference in their community. Several Bronze Award honorees (the highest award a girl in grades 4-5 can earn) and Silver Award honorees (the highest award a girl in 6th – 8th grade can earn) also were presented with their awards.

Girl Scouts of Colorado President and CEO Stephanie Foote said the girls’ spirit and motivation inspires us all to think of the needs of others and take action to make the world a better place.

“You are strong role models for our community and our world,” she said.

Foote also presented the Johanna Farrar Girl Scout Memorial Scholarship to Kelsey Quick. Kelsey, from Salida, Colo., is the first-ever recipient of this scholarship, which was started in 2015. The Johanna Farrar Girl Scout Memorial Scholarship fund provides annual $500 cash prizes to any and all Gold Award recipients from Chaffee County, Colo. To earn her Gold Award, Kelsey created a website and other materials to help children who have been cyberbullied. She is also the first Girl Scout from Salida to earn the Gold Award since at least 2000. You can read more about her project here.

Other Gold Award honorees also described their projects and how working toward Gold impacted their lives.

Alexandria Bellas from Colorado Springs, Pine Creek High School, organized a science event for girls in grades 6-8 that brought together exhibitors from across Colorado.

Kit Bernal from Falcon, Falcon High School, created supplementary art education and a curriculum for a local homeschool association.

Kayla Bernstein from Colorado Springs, Liberty High School, planted a garden for all the residents of the Medallion Retirement Community.

Jonnae Byas from Colorado Springs, William J. Palmer High School, refurbished the garden at the Medallion Retirement Community.

Rebecca Clark from Colorado Springs, Rampart Range High School, organized a clinic to teach the basics of color guard to middle school students.

Mackenzie Crawley from Colorado Springs, Doherty High School, leveraged her love of learning and reading, and her experience volunteering at her local library to bring a sustainable tutoring service and a mini lending library to her church.

Madison Daniel from Highlands Ranch, ThunderRidge High School, captured and preserved the stories of what’s become known as the “Greatest Generation.”

Madison Haneke from Castle Rock, Castle View High School, made more than 100 blankets for babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at three local hospitals.

Jessica Hild from Colorado Springs rebuilt benches at Camp Alexander. She also organized volunteers to help build five new benches.

Mikayla Jewell from Colorado Springs, Vista Ridge High School, helped make a softball field safer not only for her team, but other athletes as well. She also taught younger athletes how to stay safe on the field.

Madison Keith from Highlands Ranch, ThunderRidge High School, created a sustainable food pantry for pets.

Lyndsay Ruane from Colorado Springs, Liberty High School, wanted members of her community to be better prepared when disasters strike, so she organized an emergency preparedness fair.

Lesleigh Stabo from Highlands Ranch, Highlands Ranch High School, created a program to help students transferring to a new high school feel more comfortable and get information they need.

We are immensely proud of these inspiring young leaders in our community.