Submitted by Amy Ibarraa
Cadette Girl Scout Troop 11482 in Steamboat Springs and some Daisies and Brownies volunteered on Sunday, June 9, to plant trees as part of ReTree Steamboat. The trees were planted at Steamboat Ski Area where large sections of trees were devastated by the pine beetle epidemic. The efforts made by these volunteers will benefit generations in the future!
Submitted by Lisa Westrope
Red Feather Lakes, CO
On Thursday, June 13th, The Red Feather Lakes Girl Scouts, Troop 4288 helped clean up their community, by picking up trash around Parvin Lake! The girls wore gloves, carried bags, and hiked around Parvin Lake, sharing stories, admiring the wild iris and golden pea wildflowers, as well as cleaning up garbage along the way! Afterwords, we enjoyed popsicles and a craft for Father’s Day! The girls really enjoyed doing something nice for the community and look forward to doing it again soon!
The beautiful grounds of the Penrose House Garden Pavilion are always a treat to visit annually when we hold our Highest Awards Celebration in Colorado Springs. On Tuesday evening, May 28th, we enjoyed a beautiful evening as we honored seven of this year’s Colorado Gold Award recipients as well as dozens of Silver and Bronze Award recipients. It was a great evening to hear how these recipients have gained leadership through earning one of Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards!
Information compiled and posted by Amanda Kalina, Director of Public Relations for Girl Scouts of Colorado, with assistance, including the videography and photography work, from Rachelle Trujillo, Chief Marketing Officer.
Our May 30, 2013, Cocktails & Cookie Creations event at Catamount Ranch & Club in Steamboat Springs was a huge success! More than 80 people attended this inaugural event and helped raise more than $8,500, which will be used to provide Girl Scout programming in the area and to send Routt County Girl Scouts to Keystone Science camp.
Girl Scouts of Colorado thanks all event sponsors and chefs, Catamount staff and the many Routt County volunteers who made this possible. The chefs/restaurants involved included:
Catamount Ranch & Club, Golf Course, Chef Ben Hunt prepared Chicken Satay with Spicy Do-si-Dos Sauce
Catamount Ranch & Club, Lake House, Chef Dan Hoffman prepared Lamb Chop Thin Mint Mole
Creekside Café, Chef Joe prepared Ancho Tenderloin Crostini (Trefoils)
Moving Mountains, Chef Heather Craigen prepared Lemon & Almond Crusted Shrimp with Cilantro Pesto (Savannah Smiles)
Vista Verde Ranch, Chef Chol McGlynn prepared Shrimp Mole with Pineapple Salsa (Tagalongs)
Steamboat Grand, Chef Midnight Wahya prepared Samoa Crab Cakes
Lead sponsors for the event included Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation and Steamboat Motors. Beverage sponsors were South Side Liquors and Breckenridge Brewery.
In addition to fabulous creations made with Girl Scout Cookies, the evening included games, a silent auction and live entertainment by Todd Musselman. We are already looking forward to the 2nd annual event in Spring 2014.
Posted by Amanda Kalina, PR Director, Girl Scouts of Colorado, with assistance from Carol Griffin, Donor Services Manager, Girl Scouts of Colorado
We are not anticipating disruption to our overnight camp sessions at this time. The safety of our girls is always our top priority. GSCO has strong emergency action and evacuation plans in place. We are in frequent contact with all local authorities so that we are prepared to deal with any fire conditions. At this time, none of our camp properties are in danger from wild fires burning in the state. As updates are available, they will be posted to the GSCO Facebook page and the Girl Scouts of Colorado website. If any family is uncomfortable with sending their girl to a program, or participating in any programs due to their location in proximity to fires or evacuation center, we will grant their refund requests.
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Girls from Troop 2569 in Westminster earned their Bronze Award by making toys for animals in local adoption shelters. They also donated extra materials gathered for their projects. They made tug of war toys for dogs at the Boulder Humane Society which we delivered to our local PetSmart. The made happy socks for cats in a local adoption shelter called Almost Home for Cats. Lastly, they made toys for bunnies at the Colorado House Rabbit Society, which some of the girls learned about through a Take Action project last year for one of their Journeys.
Our Cadette troop choose to work the MEdia Journey. Throughout the year we’ve learned a lot about how women are portrayed in the media and how those images affect how girls look at themselves (and how boys look at girls). We realized that the media is pushing an image of what “perfect” is, which then affects how friends influence each other through peer pressure to meet these standards. We went to a local middle school and conducted a survey of over 300 students to see how the pressure to be “perfect” affected them. We made a video about it and posted it on You Tube. You can find it by searching “What is perfect psa.”
Our troop of 13 Juniors made 162 fluffy cat beds and 88 cat toys to donate to the Denver Dumb Friends League as our Take Action project. The troop worked together to identify a need in our community, contacted the necessary people, found out how we could help and got to work!
We very much enjoyed our field trip to the Dumb Friends League to drop off the items – staff there told us that our donation was the largest they had ever received at one time! We were happy to learn how to work together as a team to meet a need in our community.
The four Cadettes of Girl Scout Troop 53124 spent their time gathering and making items for four local hospitals. They made and delivered 100 fleece blankets, 78 heart shaped pillows, and approximately 150 activity kits that they got from the my kid needs that website. They collected donations of diapers, wipes, games, puzzles, toys, and other baby items to give to these hospitals. It took 22 months and 400 hours of time to complete their Silver Project valued at $3,537. One volunteer told them they had delivered 202 miles of smiles. All four girls felt a great sense of satisfaction and joy when they delivered the items to the hospitals. They were surprised by how a seemingly small act of kindness made so many people so happy. Way to go, girls!
Cadette Girl Scouts in Troop 20, 2569 and siblings took a babysitting course to become trained babysitters. Through this course the girls can start working on the Cadette Babysitter, Cadette First Aid and Cadette Entrepreneur badges. Great job girls and good luck on your businesses. They learned basic first aid, CPR for infants and children/adults, as well as some basic tools for babysitting.