2011-12 Bronze Award recipients

Individually Registered Girls
Aurora
Madison Martinez
Centennial
Peyton Dailey
Grand Junction
Keanna Estes
Lakewood
Christina Perkins

Troop 19 –
Colorado Springs
Megan Angster
Kaitlyn Fark
Arianna Garza
Sharleese Guevara
Hannah Jewell
Allysen Jimboy
Genevieve Maneika
Hannah Martin
Reina Paker
Katherine Raynor

Troop 31 – Northglenn
Shaela Burkhert
Teagan Carlson
Lauren Facey
Megan Facey
Audrey Femrite
Carissa    Flores
Stephanie Hardee
Allison Hemzacek
Julia Kallis
Emily Losinski
Sabrina Losinski
Anika Malone
Josephine Martin
Samantha Martin
Sydney Mayer
Kate Richardson
Apoorva Seth
Lauren Ware

Troop 40 –
Grand Junction
Falynne Weinke

Troop 54 – Aurora
Shannon DiMarino
Gracelyn Gutierrez
Meskiel Schoneboom
Stephanie Vasquez
Kassia Wisneski
Mariana Zerr

Troop 87 – Littleton
Catie Bouziane
Kaeley Eagle
Lara Mckee
Kelsey Mease
Hannah Visser

Troop 120 –
 Grand Junction
Allison Hamm
McKayala Vigil
McKenzie Vigil
Makalea Snyder

Troop 123 –
Colorado Springs
Eve Balmaceda
Emma Downing
Sonia Karsanbhai
Nichelle Malone
Crystal Page
Amelia Peterson
Cassidy Swart
Jasmine Szczur

Troop 131 – Littleton
Kelsey Harry

Troop 132 –
Grand Junction
Amber Bilbrey
Hailey Bilbrey
Carissa Crawford
Royanna Crawford
Katelyn Ellyson
Kayli Plantiko

Troop 140 –
Grand Junction
Kasia Kucera
Rachel Lively
Natalie McConnell
Kim Mueller
Maddy Mueller
Marilyn Rice
Ashley Sage
Grace Trujillo
Riley Trujillo
Kayla Witherspoon

Troop 144 –
Colorado Springs
Sharon Dalsey
Amani Monroe
Lily Noteboom
Elizabeth Spalding
Nicole Starr

Troop 162 – Lakewood
Sarah Evans
Spencer Gahar-Jones
Cassie Schaeffer
Hannah Smith
Natasha Snyder

Troop 163 – Denver
Emma Deutsch

Troop 168 –
Colorado Springs
Alia Benz
Raechel Brady
Cassie Capela
Abbey Cook
Abigail Englert
Kirsten Kinder

Troop 182 – Parker
Oksana Alvarez
Makena Baldwin
Ingrid Bayer
Elisse Bergstrom
Elizabeth Brown
Kathryn Conrad
Gabrielle East
Katie Frontz
Jillian Jacoba
Grace LaClaire
Chloe LaPorte
Megan Preiss
Megan Rider
Catherine Schifano
Alyssa Schmidt
Reagan Shea
Clare Weisiger
Julia Wiley
Ashley Wright

Troop 190 – Longmont
Alexis Hartman
Olivia Jarvis
Susanna Jones
Melanie Knight
Petra Osborn
Daphne Phelps
Simone Saulnier
Patricia Smith
Megan Swenson

Troop 194 –
Grand Junction
Jasmine Archuleta
Kaylee Buniger
Christiana Cornwell
Jordan Goertz
Jessica Hajoglou
Alyssa Jones

Troop 202 – Craig
Caitlin Bagley
Alina David
Burke Henderson
Jaci McDiffett
Brittnee Meats
Molly Neton
Taylor Ovenden
Madison Reed
Trinity Schenck
Alyssa Spencer

Troop 204 – Aurora
Shana Barnett
Carlee Everson
Sidney Johnson
Kelsey Kisner
Lindsay Papper
LeAnn Smith
Alexis Tenorio
Taylor Trail

Troop 212 –
Colorado Springs
Karissa Highlander
Alexa Hulmes
Destinee Lamb
Nyia Lamb
Jordan Meyer
Amanda Smith

Troop 223 – Aurora
Melia Reyther
Ashley Trujillo

Troop 291 – Englewood
Molly Parris

Troop 301 – Lakewood
Hannah Billerbeck
Suzy Walsh
Sydney Weathers

Troop 383 – Aurora
Melony Erly
Rachel Ross

Troop 401 –
Highlands Ranch
Natalia Acosta
Ashley Burns
Ally Gosselin
Isabella Gross
Megan Mondragon
Chloe Powers
Samantha Sinclair
Kaitlin Yokley

Troop 480 – Niwot
Sydney Atkins
Lauren Bock
Taylor Ellis
Haley Heidemann
Katy Hirano
Katy Humble
Sierra Ivan
Camryn Kenkel
Becky Klatt
Erica Landreth
Kayleigh Limbach
Hailey Noterman
Claire Ryan
Sarah Scharff
Carly Sorenson
Erica Walters

Troop 485 – Denver
Maddie Alms
Marin Clapper
Rachel Golledge
Mei Harrison
Parker Keber
Jasmyne Lindsey
Helen Maley
Myah Roberts
Maxcy Ross
Julie Rumpf
Katie Schachter
Zelda Sidener
Reese Smith
Maddie Solomon
Maggie Torgerson

Troop 494 – Longmont
Eryn DiZerega
Mallory Granger
Hailey Kellogg
Kyra McDonald
Danielle Miller
Savannah Orvis
Anna Raehal
Siera Reisner
Victoria Taylor

Troop 532 – Berthoud
Laurelanne Hardy
Emma Lawrence
Lydia Moors
Tristan Pope

Troop 548 – Golden
Jessie Asay
Carrie Bishop
Brooke Campbell
Rhyse Fairchild
Mazy Hogan
Cammy Lee
Mackenzie Lincoln
Savannah Lincoln
Bailey Parker
Adi Uleha
Kailey Vanevenhoven
Ashlyn Wagner
Katie Wood

Troop 552 – Aurora
Kira Hopkins
Eleanor Votodian

Troop 561 –
Grand Lake
Grace Little
Brooke Stacy
Taylor Stacy

Troop 699 – Broomfield
Maleah Ayars
Taylor Carlson
Kara Dobbs
Brenna Giblin
Aleena Gunter
Sefra Hodge
Elaina Kelley
Kenzie Vierra
Allie Welch

Troop 727 – Aurora
Brianna Battung
Megan Bradford
Jessica Brookie
Abriana Cuvelier
Chelsea Gearhart
Sydney Goodson
Hailey Harris
Tristan Ikeda
Cayla Kennedy
Kyleigh Knapp
Kyla Moore
Emily Schaum

Troop 744 –
Highlands Ranch
Moira Davis
Victoria Gonzales
Sydney Hanson
Taylor Hopple
Arianna Rex
Amanda Rowe
Emily Stillwell
Haylee Weise

Troop 745 – Centennial
Christina Bryant

Troop 788 – Erie
Audra Alvarado
Faith Chatten
Brinkley Jaramillo
Christina Jourden
Allison Martin
Kenlie Rohrer
Natalie Valdez

Troop 841 – Littleton
Shaelee Haaf
Jocelyn Hodovance
Evalynn Pirnack
Amber Sheeran
Kate Wootton

Troop 903 – Evergreen
Alex Hummell
Alina Ramig
Rachel Roamer
Amanda Stup

Troop 910 –
Colorado Springs
Caitlin Cairns
Mary Katherine
Fitzpatrick
Emma Hybl
Samantha Litten
Mckayla Nelson
Angelina O’Connor
Alexa Plante
Aurora Sawyer

Troop 918 – Littleton
Jessica Broome
Darkia Brown Courtney Coleman
Alissa Oster
Jessica Rindahl
Hanna Williamson

Troop 921 –
Colorado Springs
Hannah Lundquist

Troop 922 –
Colorado Springs
Daijah Jones
Isis Nichols

Troop 958 – Centennial
Mary Burns
Kaya Duncan
Abi Graham
Allie Highsmith
Megan Nelson
Erin Smith
Bella Sumner
Julia Zelaya
Troop 1019 – Bailey
Mae Costello
Brenna Curry
Kylen Curry
Lauren DeMarco
Shyla Hoglan
Kate Michel
Kayleigh Mills
Katy Monahan
Allyse Nothstine

Troop 1029 – Shawnee
Chantel Flukiger
Parker Girod

Troop 1066 – Aurora
Mackenzie Fish
Emma Hansan
Angel Mullen
Brandi Rollins
Isabel Stantz

Troop 1094 – Littleton
Kayleigh Dewar
Lauren Guagno
Katie Koch
Katelyn Treese

Troop 1105 – Fountain
Nichole Carano

Troop 1108 – Grand Junction
Kylie Babeon
Jessalyn Herrera
Leslie Jones

Troop 1113 – Arvada
Lauren Dunnewald
Kira Morris
Abby Reeder
Natalie Snyder

Troop 1166 – Denver
Maia Hoeckelman
Maura Turner
Katie Vaeth

Troop 1254 – Highlands Ranch
Sydney Hafer
Madelyn Toman
Annie Trizna
Riley Vallot

Troop 1292 – Parker
Tiara Chapman
Belle DiRanna
Tasha DiRanna
Bristol Lacey
Talya Lynch
Alex Merrill
Chase Morris
Kaitlyn VerBrugge

Troop 1327 – Aurora
Savannah Carlucci
Sierra Davis
Katelynn Eckles
Faith Manning
Amanda Minor
Ricki Palmisano
McKenzie Sievert
Emily Spicer
Ashley Whiting

Troop 1328 – Louisville
Caitlin Browne
Shloka Dhar
Avery Golder
Averi Hoffman
Lily Horst
Hana Lauer
Julia Litz
Ella McDonald
Laura Minter
Katie Riggins
Shaedon Sorbo

Troop 1348 – Aurora
Charisma Bartlett
Emily Crist
Sara Liberatore
Ivy Nickles
Ravyn Schneider-
Mendoza
Brianna Specht

Troop 1363 – Boulder
Julia Ellis
Brigid Mead
Rowan Phillips
Dariya Zavortny

Troop 1425 –
Castle Rock
Emily Baldelli
Hayden Baldwin
Audrey Hoskins
Kaylee Schuler
Kyleigh Smithwick
Kaitlyn Wilson
Brooklyn Young

Troop 1460 – Littleton
Abby Hause
Mychaela Hodous
Veronica Larson
Haley Lukowicz
Renee Lukowicz
Lindsay Rasizer
Laurette Selleck
Maile Starr
Lydia Waterman
Annamarie Wright

Troop 1519 –
Grand Junction
Allyson Laible

Troop 1587 –
Colorado Springs
Grace Bergacker
Abby Culbertson
Sara Green-McMurry
Marcella Veis
Dorina Vida

Troop 1619 – Lafayette
Kate Berg
Ingrid Cooper
Kaylee Hall
Claire Hankla
Claire Hathcoat
Jessie Huth
Anna Lettau-Fresquez
Kayla Ramirez
Claire Roalson
Megan Schmid
Jessica Shuler
Emily Soder
Maddy Swarm-Hewitt
Hannah Topliss

Troop 1630 – Arvada
Jenna Chavez
Ashley Drye
Kelly Hanrahan
Solana Holguin
Aspen Lucero
Samantha Quintana
Sasha Ramer
Rachael Stankiewicz

Troop 1639 – Thornton
Megan Ball
Bita Bell
Jillian Campbell
Serena Hockins
Jordan Layton
Haley Longcrier
Amy McClure
Hannah Pollock

Troop 1647 – Golden
Heidi Smith

Troop 1695 – Littleton
Tori Heep
Gabby Johnson
Julianne Kim
Cassidy Moore
Maggie Nuttall
Rachel Stoneking
Lily Touhey

Troop 1726 – Boulder
Anna Archuleta
Zoe Barley
Juliana Birkenkamp
Corey Christiansen
Emily Dalgleish
Emily Glaser
Madison Hamilton
Maya Hladisova
Michaela Lucas
Alyssa Millard
Sara Miller-Perez
Samantha Wallace
Alexa Warner
Mia Zender

Troop 1772 – Aurora
Mikayla Algeo
Malia Bernhardt
Hannah Carey
Maddie Crespo
Kylee Ellinger
Maddison Godlin
Jordan Koopman
Lochlan Layne
Maddison Leeper
Payton Nolan
Ally St. John Mackenzie Seip
Brittany Stadler
Afton Tanner

Troop 1866 – Morrison
Bethany Demuth
Maija Duran
Angela Giles
Callie Grawe
Casey Johnston
Cece Kronemeyer
Riley Morgenthaler
Rachel Shirlaw
Grace Soell
Annika Waisanen

Troop 1884 – Centennial
Shira Barnett
Talia Barnett
Sarah Edelman
Olivia Farrar
Lauren Gates
Samantha Gross
Amber Hall
Molly Stang
Emerson Vandenbergh

Troop 1887 – Centennial
Mallori Ackerman
Danise Bauchman
Megan Carter
Caitlynn Hansen
Emma Hazeiton
Audrey Pass
Mykaela Ryan
Gwyn Slape
Lily Sullivan
Amy Tomshack
Jordan Wood

Troop 1947 –
Colorado Springs
Kalyana Gallagher
Chloe Hilby
Alexa Huesgen-Hobbs
Lauren Sutz

Troop 1951 –
Highlands Ranch
Alexis Brooker
Briana Cahill
Emily Jones
Kaitlyn Krason
Briana Scherrer
Pourna Sengupta
Allyson Story
Sydney Trichler

Troop 1975 – Granby
Kiera Barr
Madison DeCicco
Ana Makowski
Kendall Maone
Karmen Reynolds

Troop 2012 –
Colorado Springs
Kelley Asselin
Taylor James
Julia Uddenberg

Troop 2035 – Littleton
Asha Barteczka
Destyny Bartel
Najah Chaoua
Jada Eckel
Lujane Hanna
Arianna Hernandez
Kayla Lawer
Skylar Lodice
Izel Palomares

Troop 2055 – Colorado Springs
Kate Danis
Sophie Dawrant
Sydney Dawrant
Rosie Devine
Regan Jolstad
Isabella LaGrassa
Danica Simpson
Peyton Walters

Troop 2079 – Highlands Ranch
Kylie Clark
Sadie Collinsworth
Abby Conley
Isabella Dempsey
Sabrina Elsell
Madelyn Graser
Mariah Moore
Jenna Wesson

Troop 2090 – Castle Rock
Theresa Cronin
Sara Eftang
Victoria Hebdon
Lily Manke
Lauren Miller
Allexus Noriega
Kylie Starrett

Troop 2136 – Aurora
Evelyn Coggins
Molly Coveyduck
Taylar Espinosa
Madeline Kling
Sierra Lucero
Megan Patrick
Cassandra Ranisate
Amber Savage
Hannah Todd
Brieyana Walton
Katlynn Webster
Sarah Weller

Troop 2145 – Parker
Emilie Crowe
Lauren Daniels
Rachel Dermer
Michelle Diller
Payton Hecht
Maddie Kellar
Briana Melendez
Grace Servia

Troop 2160 –
Fort Collins
Olivia Brumbaugh
Erika Hutchinson
Sonja Mantey
Madi Shorthill
Samantha Shorthill
Sydney Shortman
Hope Tharp
Lauren Wang

Troop 2183 –
Castle Rock
Grace Bowman
Ashley Eilers
Mercedes Geurin
Quindrid Gorman
Julia Hughes
Blayn Masoner
Jillian Seeman
Emily Wickenheisser

Troop 2201 – Parker
Mia Aguon
Yena Cho
Gabrielle Eckard
Makayla Fox
McKenna Gilbreth
Mallory Palizzi
Lexi Stark
Sydney Stark

Troop 2204 – Lafayette
Ashley Briski
Natalie Fitzpatrick
Caroline Frenzel
Hannah Gorman
Sophie Hughes
Val Jonas
Lauryn Legeer
Emily Moore
Lauren Sheeks

Troop 2242 – Westminster
Sarah Colgan
Inga Erickson
Ivy Gonzales
Nicole Gonzales
Tanvi Gopalabhatla
Olivia Johnson
Cheney Singer
Kaitlin Steinfort
Katie Szumski
Madison Theesfeld

Troop 2245 – Aurora
Jessica Hixson
Jamie McCool
Asia Menchaca
Brianna Ortiz
Madison Schumm

Troop 2327 – Arvada
Lauren Bader
Ashley Beard
Peyton Conrad
Gianna Guadagni
Kim Hobson
Hannah Immel
Heidi Immel
Genna LaRocque
Braiden McClurg
Elena Moore
Emma Moran
Lauren Owens
Lauren Ulvedal

Troop 2348 – Brighton
Erin Grove
Sophia Hull
Erin Roth
Devean Trujillo

Troop 2481 – Highlands Ranch
Lisa Crawford
Daphne Gosseu
Taylor Haword
Abby Lauer

Troop 2490 – Littleton
Emma Schneider
Catherine Winkler
Troop 2525 – Arvada
Morgan Eash
Aubrey Empson
Jeri Empson
Mariah Ibarra
Larysa Medina
Jessica Miller

Troop 2534 – Arvada
Bailey Hodgson
Skylar Koch
Keaton Maring
Halle Mills
Brianna Wolle

Troop 2540 – Centennial
Kira Acosta
Meghan Atwell
Rose Clark
Jia Jia Douglas
Kira Douglas
Madison Grimm
Emerson Klever
Julia Kortz
Ciara Langdow
Molly Leibbrandt
Tessa Miller
Grace Petroff
Samantha Poole
Makayla Rapp
Galya Sickles
Emma Walilko
Abbey White
Melissa Yang

Troop 2573 – Centennial
Chloe Ashworth
Victoria Delate
Alejandra Fabre
Maddie Friedman
Emma Gollob
Sofia Gratton
Claire Hendee
Claire Kelly
Sarah Knapp
Gwen MacLennon
Choi Minna
Rachel Moes
Annie Morrison
Emmaleth Ryan

Troop 2629 – Parker
Macey Dodd
Mary Dyson
Kristin Hoffman
Kaitlyn Knight
Ashley Leroi
Leah McChesney
Lauren McClung
Meredith Mistrot
Kelly Moroney
Olivia Rutkowski
Abby Ulrich
Emily Van Gorder

Troop 2674 – Highlands Ranch
Morgan Burger
Fiona Gilfillan
Allison Hodge
Helen Norblom
Marissa Richards
Kyra Roach
Madison Sassaman

Troop 2684 – Thornton
Lilly Alexander
Tori Andreen
Amber Guzman
Oakley Lanham
Breanna Mink
Melody Pilapil
Anna Rowe
Sienna Tanner
Makayla Veale

Troop 2699 – Aurora
Tatyana Bull
Mariah Byers
Brooke Gates
Amalia McClurken
Karissa Medina
Juliana Moore
Kailani Moore
Allison Ranucci
Sydne Wiederspan

Troop 2706 – Lafayette
Vanessa Brown

Troop 2763 – Highlands Ranch
Madelyn DeFore
Kassidy Hellman
Ashley McFerrin
Annelise Mikita
Olivia Myers
Anna Poelma

Troop 2782 – Denver
Grecia Alcantar
Olivia Hazard
Lauren MacMillan
Abigail Metscher
Glynnis Murphy
Skylar Phillips

Troop 2852 – Broomfield
Shania Royce

Troop 2879 – Centennial
Kathleen Laughton

Troop 3068 – Aurora
Juliana Davis
Ryan Gomez
Maddie Heiken
Karina Tatarka

Troop 3125 – Denver
Holly Hufford

Troop 3210 – Highlands Ranch
Karlie Bonds
Robyn Crawley
Riley Davis
Payton Land
Amanda Marlow
Gabrielle Mietzner
Paiglyn Perez
Mariya Reza
Kaitlin Schnell
Mia White-Lacomb

Troop 3302 – Arvada
Brittany Blish
Arianna Martinez
Leticia Salazar

Troop 3313 – Aurora
Cristina Detwiler

Troop 3465 – Denver
Analiese Abbasi-
Chavez
Lillian Brooks
Abby Bryne
Isabella Camerena
Grace Carstenson
Lauren DeAnda
Micaela Jun
Elizabeth Meschia
Kianna Nguyen
Amaya Rios
Graciela Smet
Emma Stewart
Nicole Taro
Lelia Winn

Troop 3488 – Longmont
Gigi Bell
Jordyn Blaha
Katelyn Bond
Trinity Brubaker
Hanna Burns
Hannah Burton
Emily Churchich
Taylor Daugherty
Sarah Freese
Delaney Sheets
Cali Tutkowski

Troop 3496 – Colorado Springs
Ashley Emmons
Cora Ferguson
Shaynie Segal

Troop 3705 – Westminster
Skylar Gunter
Sierra Jenkins
Maria Lazano
Tiana LeBeck
Rebecca Manuel
London Samson
Samantha Sarmir
Audrey Sheldon
Emma Shileny

Troop 3787 – Boulder
Natalie Bell
Jessica Booth
Sarah Buck
Claire Feddema
Eevee Murdock
Rianna Waddell

Troop 3823 – Loveland
Caitlyn Anthony
Layla Benefiel
Barrett Gibson
Katelyn Hunter
Maisy Montagu
Reina Payne
Taylor Prindiville
Rachel Rosen
Lerin Workman

Troop 3830 – Firestone
MaKayla Dreher
Shade Grimsley
Kathryn Holbrook
Desiree Mast
Samantha Street
Kiya Tupper
Rava Watson
Anna Weingartner

Troop 3844 –
Fort Collins
Kyra Adamson
Station Charters
Taylor Lyle
Amber Reynolds
Rachel Weiss
Catherine Zhang

Troop 9508 – Denver
Rivka Reiffman

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Troop 3810 surprises Hometown Heroes with milk and cookies

Submitted by Jody Clair
Colorado Springs

Troop 3810 in Colorado Springs met with Cimarron Hills Fire Dept. As our Hometown Heroes, they received 123 packages of GS cookies as well as a Milk & Cookie party. The girls brought milk and additional boxes of cookies to share. During that time, the amazing firefighters chatted and answered questions for the Cadette troop about their jobs.  They were very nice and offered a tour of the station. But to our amazement…since they were our HTH they decided to take it one step further. They pulled a fire truck out in the drive area and all the girls (including a sister Daisy and Brownie) had a chance to go into the truck, wear uniform gear AND help pull out the hose and put out a pretend fire on the tree with water shooting from the hose. Emma (our sister Brownie) stated “that water is intense”.

100 donations for the 100 years

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Submitted by Joyce Kohlmeier
Fort Collins

Troop 70884 started planning at the beginning of the year as to how to celebrate the Girl Scout 100 year Birthday. What do we do? Have a party, well that was a given. Then everyone thought- What would Juliette Low do? What would make her proud? So we decided that community service would make her proud. We knew that Juliette Low loved animals so the first service project was set. We would collect 100 dog bones to donate to the Animal House a no kill shelter in our community. We would do this by talking to our friends, neighbors our fellow Girl Scouts at our service unit meeting. Before you knew it we had our 100 dog bones and more. We went to the Animal House and made our donation. We told them of our 100 goal. The sent us a nice note and were very grateful.

Next- wow what to do next. Juliette Low liked education. That was it. We would collect 100 school supplies and donate them to Irish Elementary. We would do it in the same way. Getting the word out to our neighbors and friends about what we wanted to do any why. Before we knew it. We had 100 school supplies to donate. Irish was very grateful and we received a fantastic note from them. It was a wonderful experience. Part 2 of our service project will be next- stay tuned:)

Part 2
Troop 70884 continued story on what to do for our 100 years that would make Juliette Low proud. We decided that collecting dog bones for animals was wonderful and school supplies for children was pretty good also. What else, what else could we do that would make Juliette Low proud. We could collect 100 cans of food for the Larimer County food bank. So off we go, we tell our neighbors, friends and fellow Scouts what we want to do. We also had a goal of letting the community know that we were 100 years old and how Girl Scouts can help in the community. We collected and sorted our food, checked the dates and we had 144 cans of food. When we took it for donation it came out to 134 pounds. Karen the nice lady that helped us at the food bank told us that this food would probably go out tomorrow because the need is great. We are so thankful to all of the people who helped us make our goals. We worked on these projects for four months and it was worth every minute. We have a couple more goals for this year -wish us luck to make them.

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

Troop 70884 at the museum

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Submitted by Joyce Kohlmeier
Fort Collins

Cadette Troop 70884 from Fort Collins decided that we were part of a once in a lifetime experience. We wanted to visit the museum and learn all about 100 years of Girl Scouting. We were so very lucky to run into JoAnne Busch and Marty Allison who helped us learn so much about our history and why we are Girl Scouts. We decided to go to dinner and have an evaluation meeting. The girls loved the Girl Scout exhibit and said that their favorite part was learning all about the uniforms from Marty and learning about the Chippewa kitchen from JoAnne. We talked about how fun it would be to have a bunch more interactive things to do. Voting on the favorite cookies was a hit with us. We also loved tying knots. We also talked about how very lucky we were to have wonderful volunteers who would take the time and effort to put something like this together so we could learn. A big thank you to them.

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

Troop 42 makes a difference for wild animals

Sumbitted by Madelynn Orr
Littleton

Girl Scout Troop 42 members recently earned their Bronze Award, which is the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout (grades 4th and 5th) can earn. For their Bronze Award “Take Action” project, the girls decided to make the world a better place by helping animals in their community. They researched different shelters, explored ways they could help, and chose The Wild Animal Sanctuary (TWAS) in Keenesburg, Colorado. The girls learned about TWAS’s mission: “to prevent and alleviate cruelty to animals which are abandoned or that are subject to deprivation or neglect by providing care and boarding for such animals.”

At Troop meetings, the girls shared some of TWAS’s animal rescue stories. They decided to help TWAS by donating money they earned from cookies sales to sponsor two animals and also gathering items from TWAS’s “wish list.” Some of the girls earned money around their homes or at lemonade stands and purchased things like laundry detergent, trash bags and paper products as well as lots of food items and some gathered donations from the community like towels and blankets.

The Girl Scouts reached out to Ken Caryl pet supply store Woofs and Hoofs. Tamara Lenherr, the owner of Woofs and Hoofs, was extremely generous in donating over 180 pounds of dog food for the bears and other animals at TWAS. Lenherr is very well versed when it comes to quality animal nutrition, and a lot of her products are all natural or organic. Lenherr says, “animals continually teach me and remind me every day to live in the moment and make the most of life.”

Troop members visited TWAS and learned about the dangerous problem of “captive wildlife,” where lions, tigers, leopards, bears, wolves and other wild species are kept as pets or in exploitive conditions. The girls were sad to learn far more tigers are kept privately (not in licensed facilities) in the United States than remain in the wild.

Troop #42 Members:

Mary Frances Blatter
Kate Bohan
Megan Cherrey
Hannah Fort
Kenzie Frye
Erin Giles
Kiera Hess
Katie Koch
Lexi Howard
Amanda Howery
Caitlin James
Lainey Orr
Lexi Orr
Carissa Scott
Hailey Thompson
Alex Watson
Kaleigh Weigum

 

Girl Scout volunteer myths

We hear it all the time: “I love Girl Scouts, but I don’t have a daughter.” Every time we go out into the community to recruit volunteers we hear the rumor that only moms can volunteer. But the truth is that anyone can volunteer; even if you don’t have a daughter or if you’re not a mom. We count on our volunteers to carry out our vision and mission and to provide girls with meaningful and engaging experiences that will help them become the leaders of tomorrow. And to do that we need everyone, moms included. We need dads, aunts, uncles, sisters, brothers, teachers, engineers, financial advisors, facilitators, and lawyers. To serve all different types of girls we need to reach out to all different types of volunteers – and that includes you, too. You can co-lead or lead a troop, manage troop finances, or help lead or facilitate a program or series for the girls.  The possibilities are endless!   

 We also are in need of volunteers who may not want to work directly with girls but still want to support them. We have opportunities that include organizing cookie and product sales, organizing events, administrative work, and so much more. If you’re interested in getting involved with Girl Scouts (moms included!!) click on the links below for more information on current opportunities, or contact us for more information.

If you’re interested in exploring ways you can get involved with Girl Scouts contact Kelly Burwell: 970-530-1839 or vs.americorps@gscolorado.org

Gunnison Celebrates 100 years of Girl Scouts

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Submitted by Perri Pelletier
Gunnison

Girl Scout Junior Troop 10558 in Gunnison hosted a community-wide GS 100th birthday celebration on March 14. We had at least 80 people attend, including Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, and “mature alumnae!” The energy was GREAT! Our oldest alumna was an active Girl Scout in the 1930s!

The Juniors led the group in singing traditional Girl Scout favorites, and they gave short talks about aspects of history including cookie sales, uniforms, and Juliette Low. They also awarded numerous door prizes to members of the audience. The event was a tremendous success. Even in tiny Gunnison, Girl Scouting links many generations of women and girls in such a special way!

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Girl Scout Gold Award Recipients Honored at State Capitol

2012 Gold Award Girls

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Seventy-two Girl Scouts are receiving Girl Scouts’ highest award, the Gold Award, this spring in Colorado. On Monday, April 9th, the Colorado House of Representatives honored these recipients on the House floor. Twenty-five of the recipients were present. Channel 4 TV (CBS – Denver/statewide) covered the event.

Read more about this year’s Gold Award recipients in the 2012 Highest Awards Program as well as in the press release prepared for the State Capitol recognition.

And there is no better way to capture the essence of this honor then by listening to some of this year’s Gold Award recipients on what earning this award means to them in the video below.

Congratulations 2012 Gold Award recipients! (This Gold Award alumna is proud of you :)!)

 
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Girl Scout Ambassadors of Troop 448 open The Power of Title IX luncheon during Final Four

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Capping off a glorious month of celebrations of girls’ leadership, Girl Scout Ambassadors Madeleine Garcia and Ellie Wroble of Troop 448 opened The Power of Title IX luncheon in conjunction with the NCAA Women’s Final Four in Denver by leading the attendees in the Girl Scout Promise. The luncheon featured an inspirational speech by basketball legend Teresa Edwards, considered one of the greatest female athletes of all time. She won five Olympic medals, including four gold, during her international basketball career. Teresa told the crowd that her greatest inspiration was her mother, whose words she lives by, “If it’s not worth doing right, it’s not worth doing at all.”

Ellie and Madeleine also got to meet Laurel Richie, who was Girl Scouts of the USA’s Vice President of Brand Marketing until last year when she left to become the President of the Women’s National Basketball Association.

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 is the landmark legislation that banned sex discrimination in schools, whether it be in academics or athletics. Title IX paved the way for girls and women’s athletic opportunities and programs to grow and thrive in America.

Ellie is a Gen Wow! Girl Scout, selected as one of the 100 girls in the state whose accomplishments and dedication to service embody the spirit of the 100th anniversary. Both girls are working on earning the highest award in Girl Scouts, the Gold Award. Girl Scouts attended the event courtesy of the Daniels Fund.

Girl Scouts’ 100th celebrated on Western Slope

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Western Slope 100th party, a set on Flickr.

From Marilyn Calhoun

Girl Scouts on the Western Slope celebrated the 100th anniversary in a big way! The event was held at the Army National Guard Armory in Grand Junction on March 24. About 316 girls participated, along with leaders and specially invited alumnae. Ten Girl Scout troops created displays featuring the 10 decades of Girl Scouting. The girls participated in activities that related to the decades, such as learning semaphore as in the 1910-1930s, learning to tie knots as part of the 1940s & 1950s, environmental and outdoor activities represented the 1960s & 1970s, and technological comparisons represented 1980-present. Girls had a craft station where they made a keepsake of the celebration. There was a wonderful historical display and a special alumnae area. Alumnae received a button that said “once upon a time, I was a Girl Scout,” and they added ribbons listing where they had been a Girl Scout. They also put pins in a map and with yarn connected all the places that they had been a Girl Scout. The afternoon ended with a songfest, and ice cream and birthday cake.

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