Skylar Davidson and Isabella Mendoza representing Blue Mountain Elementary School Girl Scout Troop 3631 delivered Hometown Heroes cookies to the OUR Center in Longmont. They had 116 pounds of cookie and everyone at the center went out of their way to let them know how grateful they were for the donation and how happy the recipients would be. The girls choose the OUR Center because they do so much for families in Longmont. Hospitality Manager, Rick Reiten, explained to the girls how donations go from entering the building to out the door to individual families. He also offered to give the entire troop a more in depth tour that included a snack. The troop may go back for a tour, but the girls thought the snack should go to those who really need it.
Girl Scout Alexa Huesgen Hobbs from Colorado Springs interviewed TNT with the Harlem Globetrotters in a Girl Scout Meet n’ Greet at the Colorado Springs World Arena on March 1. And she put together this video of the interview!
From Girl Scout Colorado Alumna and Volunteer, Linda Fuller, a 50-year Girl Scout member and co-chair of Colorado’s 100th anniversary committee
Sometimes it seems I have always ‘bled green’. I’m sure working as a professional Girl Scout on staff for 18 years with the then legacy council, Mile Hi, reinforced those feelings. Girl Scouting was a constant in my life beginning in the second grade, which was the earliest one could become a Girl Scout at the time. Whenever I moved, I signed on with the Girl Scouts, because no matter where I went, as a girl or an adult – Maryland or Massachusetts or New Hampshire or Colorado – I could be assured of new friends and familiar activities. Girl Scouting was a place where I could learn and feel successful at what I did despite a difficult home life. We went camping, dug deep holes in the woods for latrines, lashed together chairs and tables, cooked over wood fires, and traveled on special field trips to New York and other places. As a Girl Scout Senior I went on two Wider Ops (or destinations as they are now known), a special career exploration event in New Jersey and a marine biology project at the University of Virginia. Encampments, long bike trips around Cape Cod, late nights giggling in a tent, canoe trips, serving as a Counselor-in-Training (CIT), sailing and international travel, all these adventures under the auspices of Girl Scouts have enriched my life and given it purpose and joy. I never had daughters, just two sons who I roped into volunteering to help me with Girl Scout activities from time to time. I do have a wee granddaughter, Bella, in my life now, and her mom is already prepared to start a Girl Scout troop when she’s old enough. (With my help of course. :)) And when I start Bella’s Girl Scout Daisy troop, it will be in addition to the girls I currently lead in my Girl Scout Junior troop. Once you are a Girl Scout, you are always a Girl Scout, and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
Next Monday Girl Scouts will mark their 100th anniversary. And we will be live blogging from events like the AT&T presents Capitol Troop 2012 Celebration at the Colorado State Capitol. This is an event where the state’s female legislators will be inducted into our Honorary Troop 2012. Mark your calendar and follow us live as Girl Scouts’ marks a historic occasion in our history! Click Here for all the details.
Also be sure to wear your Girl Scout pin and/or the color green on Monday, March 12th, to show your Girl Scout pride! And if you are marking Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary with your own celebration, share your stories, photos and videos with us on our website.
Girl Scout Brownie Troop 3450 of Highlands Ranch sponsored the Holiday Giving Tree at their school, Bear Canyon Elementary. The girls decided to host a food drive and donate all items collected to the Food Bank of the Rockies. The kick off began Nov. 14th when the troop practiced their communications skills with a scavenger hunt, asking the nearby neighborhood for food donations. Then the girls put together a great month-long campaign at their school, which included a bulletin board, decorating the holiday tree and advertising using school newsletters and e-mails. Collection efforts were just as ambitious and included early morning curbside collections as parents dropped off their kids at school. The end result was impressive as the troop collected 1,172+ pounds of food in just a matter of four weeks. This was the first opportunity for these third graders to take on a project of this size and what a difference they made for their community!
On Feb. 29, the Girl Scout Daisy Troop #70557 of Firestone made a cookie donation to their Hometown Heroes: the Mountain View Fire and Rescue Station in Dacano. This is the first time for these Girl Scout Daisies to sell cookies and gather donations and they were able to donate 26 boxes of cookies to the firefighters! We are so proud of our Hometown Heroes and our first year Girl Scout Daisies!
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On Feb. 29, Troop 3186 from Lakewood did a service project at Freedom Service Dogs. The girls heard an informative presentation by Jane Boone, then spent time washing and drying several dogs, working with dogs on board games (really!) and then observed some dogs getting training.
One thing that sets this organization apart – it is one of the few service dog organizations in the country that gets dogs from animal shelters, rather than breeding the dogs. Dogs that don’t work out as service dogs are placed with families as pets.
The troop also brought eight boxes of Girl Scout cookies to give to the staff. One of the staff members, earlier in her life, was the top Girl Scout cookie seller in Minnesota!
Submitted by Tiffany Baker
First year Kindergarten Daisy Girl Scouts from Lone Tree visited a local senior home during the holidays with carols and cookie decorating! A great experience for all. Please note that some area senior homes welcome Girl Scouts year-round for different activities.
After hitting the road at 0730 on a Saturday morning and driving to a ski resort 2 1/2 hours away for a three-hour booth, our troop shifted gears and drove about another hour to a little town for the a second booth that afternoon and early evening. Despite being a bit tired, our girls still had tons of energy left to stand up on a pile of snow and wave to cars passing by. Thanks to their enthusiasm, we were able to sell more cookies than we thought possible for being in the ‘middle of nowhere!’ Everyone we saw was friendly and most made a purchase for themselves or Hometown Heroes. What an awesome day!