Letterboxer Brownies from Ireland and USA

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Submitted by Jessica AlbrechtWalter
Brighton

Hello!

My Mommy has shared my story about my traded letterboxes here on the blog before: http://gscoblog.wordpress.com/?s=letterboxer

I am sharing today to tell everyone that the Irish Dathuil Letterbox HitchHiker came in the mail and my own troop launched it at our PAL Literacy Book Drive KickOff!

I am so excited about it! My Penpal and partner, Vicki is an Irish Girl Guide Brownie. Her Mam could not find a blank book so they had one made! It is really spectacular! Another IGG Leader knitted the book its own sweater and they put IGG Membership and friendship Badges on it and a neat tiny flag of Ireland.

I want to bless my new friends in Ireland Sevenfold and you can help me!

Please contact me (on my troop’s e-mail girlscouttroop51739@yahoo.com) and let me know if you would like to Find the HitchHiker. We will start passing it around after our PAL Literacy FieldTrip on Valentine’s Day and while mine is in Ireland getting so many wonderful pictures and stories from all their girls I hope we can start filling up their HitchHiker also!

Thank you for helping me with my PAL Literacy Challenge Take Action Project from GSCO and Colorado Reads!

~J

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Ice fishing makes you hungry for cookies!

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Submitted by Lisa Westrope
Red Feather Lakes

Being in the mountains of Red Feather Lakes, our troop has come up with clever ways to sell cookies! For example, Andrea found out that ice fishing makes people hungry, so she pulled her sled out onto the ice and sold lots of cookies to folks on the lake! Way to go Andrea…and what a gorgeous day it was! We are a new troop, so this is our first time selling cookies, and the girls have sold more than twice what we originally intended.

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Volunteer Opportunity of the Week

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Didn’t you love camp as a kid? Help us give that experience to the girls in our area. We’re looking for people willing to come to camp for 5 days from 8:30-4pm various weeks throughout the summer. Your first daughter comes to camp for free (family pays the initial $25, and it’s refunded after you volunteer all 5 days), and any additional children, including small boys, can come for a reduced rate of $25 each.

You don’t need any experience or anything beyond a membership and background check. Any special training will be provided at camp. More information on available dates and themes can be found in the summer program guide or by contacting Alli Oswandel at alli.oswandel@gscolorado.org.

Girl Scouts visit Cliff View nursing home and deliver Valentine’s

Submitted by Cricket Hawkins

Snowshoe Service Unit, Kremmling

Fraser Junior Troop 3962 made personalized Valentine’s for the residents at Cliff View nursing home in Kremmling and delivered them on Friday, Feb. 1. It was a wonderful experience for the girls and the residents appreciated the goodies. Some of the women commented that they were Girl Scouts a LONG time ago!

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Grand County Junior Girl Scouts wrap presents

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Submitted by Traci Brammer

Granby Town Hall

On Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, some of the girls from Troops 3962 and 1665 helped the Joyful Givers to wrap presents for children in need in Grand County. They are shown here with Police Chief Housely. They wrapped over 100 presents in less than an hour!

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Need inspiration?

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Submitted by Jody Clair
Colorado Springs

I have been lucky enough to meet a wonderful young Girl Scout. Here name is Tyra and she is in a CS troop. This young lady is an inspiration to all Girl Scouts, she offered me “Would you like to buy GS cookies?” “They are $3.50 each” “Thank you for supporting GS’s!” all on her talker. A talker is an electronic box to help people speak when they cannot on their own for health reasons. Here is some more info about Tyra from her mom…Here are the pics of Tyra using her talker while selling cookies at cookie booth last year. She has been top seller for 2 years which her goal was to attend horse camp, however the first year she was sick and last year was the wildfire, so she has not yet attended camp.

Tyra loves selling cookies!!! She does not let her disabilities stop her, she is the only person in the world known with 2 missing chromosones, she has Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome and Prader Willi Syndrome.

So if you ever see Tyra, she loves to meet other Girl Scouts, just say hi, I bet she will have something to say:)

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Park Hill Girl Scout Juniors get busy building their cookie business

Submitted by Kristin Coulter
Denver

Park Hill neighborhood Junior Girl Scouts get busy building their cookie business. They work on marketing chants, review business skills and lessons learned while they work together.

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Join me for National Girl Scout Cookie Day Feb. 8th

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Me (right) doing an interview with Central City Girl Scout Ashley this last weekend on CBS 4 in Denver

Girl Scout Cookie time is here! I’ve already broken open a few packages and am enjoying every bite of these yummy treats.

But, being a lifelong Girl Scout, I also know these yummy treats benefit something really special here in our community. You see, Girl Scout Cookies help fund everything Girl Scouts, from our camps to our programs. Our Girl Scouts also use their money to travel the world, or to make a difference in their community through a take action project. Through all these experiences, girls are gaining lifelong skills, and most importantly become community leaders who will continue to make a positive difference in this world. I know for me personally Girl Scouts has made me the person I am today. I know I learned every one of the five skills that we teach girls during cookie time, and use each one of them daily — goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics.

On Feb. 8th, National Girl Scout Cookie Day, you can help Girl Scouts of Colorado spread the word on why Girl Scout Cookie time is so important to the girls. Just take to your (or your company’s) Facebook or Twitter that day, and talk about Girl Scout Cookie time. Share a personal story like mine, or talk about what you’ve learned about Girl Scouts and why you should support Girl Scouts by purchasing cookies. Link to the Girl Scouts of Colorado website (www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org) for all the details on buying cookies. We will also be giving away free Girl Scout Cookies on Facebook and Twitter throughout National Girl Scout Cookie Day.

Thank you for your support of Girl Scouts of Colorado! And we look forward to celebrating National Girl Scout Cookie Day with you on Friday!!

Girl Scouts of Colorado