It is finally long enough!

Submitted by Jeri Webb Greeley

Daisy Girl Scout, McKenna, has been waiting a long time for her hair to be long enough to donate to Locks of Love. Her older sister was able to do donate before and McKenna decided she wanted to be able to give her hair to help other people also! As a bonus- she really LOVES her new summer haircut : )

Here she is before and after.

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

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Magic Sky Ranch Update

Magic Sky is in no immediate danger, and the firefighters are making good progress.

However, as a precaution, Girl Scouts of Colorado has decided to cancel the July 1 – 3 Core Staff Troop Camp at Magic Sky Ranch. Girl Scouts of Colorado will be contacting troops who have registered for this camp soon to discuss options.

At this time, we plan to move forward with the resident camp sessions at Magic Sky Ranch July 8 and beyond.

As there are further updates, we will report them here. Thank you for your continued support!

Troop 2551 celebrates end of year with art show

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Submitted by Nikki Goethals
Aurora

Troop 2551 chose to complete their Brownie – World of Girls journey, and earn their Tell a Story badge, by hosting an art gallery of their work from throughout the year. For the art show, troop members invited friends, families, neighbors, co-workers and library patrons to come and see their displayed artwork and photography chronicling their journey and year as a Girl Scout.

The art show included pieces done while earning their Painting badge – including self portraits, still life paintings and paintings that expressed an emotion. The show also displayed the girls’ advertisement drawings that they worked on to showcase how media can be used to distort or stretch the truth. Some exhibits were created to highlight important aspects of their Girl Scout year including Disney princess artwork honoring their Disney on Ice field trip, decorated wooden houses to honor their Take Action project to feed the homeless and torn mosaic holiday tree artwork to celebrate last December’s holiday party. There were even pieces that focused on each girl’s individual strengths.

Combined with the art show, Troop 2551 also celebrated the end of their Girl Scout year and officially bridged to Junior Girl Scouts.

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Northeastern Colorado Girl Scouts earn Cookie Top Seller honors

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We are proud of the efforts of four Cookie Top Sellers in Northeastern Colorado — Katie, Taylor, Jamine and Selena! Here are photos of the girls as they received their 2012 Top Seller medals. Each of these Girl Scouts sold 750+ packages of cookies.

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The annual Girl Scouts of Colorado Top Seller Cookie Dinner was held in Denver on Saturday, June 9th. Girls honored at the event had sold 750 or more packages of cookies during the 2012 Cookie Program. A fun evening of dressing up and dancing the night away was had by all!

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Girl Scouts of Colorado Sings simultaneously as Girl Scouts Rock the Mall

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On Saturday, June 9th, Girl Scouts of Colorado joined the nation to celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting.

Dozens of Colorado Girl Scouts traveled to Washington, D.C. to join 250,000 from around the world at Girl Scouts Rock the Mall. (Read about their journeys on the Girl Scouts of Colorado blog.)

And, at the same time, more than 300 Girl Scouts and their family and friends, as well as Girl Scout supporters and alumnae, joined the festivities from Colorado’s State Capitol at Colorado Sings. (Photos can be viewed above.)

The Colorado Sings event honored the state’s 100+ Girl Scout Distinguished Alumnae, as well as Colorado’s Oldest Living Alumnae. Edna Hollis and Vera Carucci, who are both 100 years old and live in the Denver area, were recognized as the oldest living alumnae. Our alumnae honorees also received the following media coverage:

We live blogged from both events thanks to the wonderful efforts of volunteers and staff.

And below is a video highlighting the sights and sounds of our memorable Colorado Sings event, including interviews with our oldest living alumnae.

If you were part of these festivities, we’d love to hear from you too. Share your story, photos and/or video with us.

It was fun to be part of this historic day for Girl Scouts!

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Daisy Girl Scouts raise money for High Park Fire victims

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Submitted by Jeri Webb
Greeley

Girls from Troop 4238 in Greeley raised almost $40 to donate to the High Park Fire relief efforts. Selling lemonade and fruit snacks, they worked, along with the help of their brothers, in the smoky air to help others in need.

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

How to help the High Park Fire Victims

We are starting to hear from Girl Scouts wanting to know how they can help the victims of the High Park fire burning in Northern Colorado. Area organizations who are helping the victims are asking for monetary donations only. If you are interested in making a donation, here are some organizations to consider. Please remember Girl Scouts can’t raise funds for other organizations, but can make donations from Girl Scout troop treasuries or from personal funds.

Red Cross

Salvation Army

Larimer Humane Society

Community Foundation of Northern Colorado

Magic Sky Summer Camp Update

Girl Scouts of Colorado has decided to cancel all Magic Sky Ranch sessions through June, 2012 due to the risk from the High Park Fire. While the fire still hasn’t reached Magic Sky and there is no evacuation orders, it is still a dangerous situation. The safety of our girls is our top priority, so we are being cautious. Campers whose sessions are cancelled will be contacted by Girl Scouts of Colorado soon to discuss next steps.

As of now, we are planning to move forward with sessions at Magic Sky beginning July 1 and beyond. This is all contingent upon the path of the fire and success of firefighting efforts.

For additional information and updates on the High Park Fire, go to http://larimer.org/emergency/ and click on “High Park Fire.”

If there are any other major updates regarding Magic Sky and the fire, we will let you know here and on social media. Thank you for your continuing support!

Girl Scouts of Colorado