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Volunteers needed: Parade of Lights

The 9NEWS Parade of Lights, Colorado’s largest holiday parade, is in Downtown Denver on December 1 and 2, 2017. We are currently looking for volunteers to participate as costumed characters, banner elves, and grandstand ambassadors. These volunteers (12-years-old and older) will be assigned to a unit and specific costume and face paint. The volunteers will march the two-mile parade route (under the supervision of a unit captain) in character while waiving at the thousands of locals who come to watch the parade each year.

Persons interested in participating in this year’s parade should go to www.denverparadeoflights.com and fill out an application as soon as possible. Positions are filling up quickly!

Bronze Award project featured on 9NEWS/KUSA-TV

Congratulations to Girl Scout Troop 4020 in Northern and Northeastern Colorado! These Girl Scout Juniors were recently featured on 9NEWS/KUSA-TV in Denver. They built a Buddy Bench in memory of Odin Mitchem, one of their classmates at Flagstaff Academy in Longmont. According to 9NEWS, “Odin passed away at the beginning of this school year, but his classmates wanted to make sure his goal was not forgotten.”

Watch the story using this link: http://www.9news.com/news/education/buddy-bench-helps-kids-find-playmates/435768495

Interested in sharing your Highest Awards story with the media? Please email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org. Your project does NOT have to be completed in order to contact AnneMarie. She will work with you determine the best way to share your story.

Longmont Cadette troop finds bear tracks on a nature walk

Submitted by Adrienne Thomas

Northern & Northeastern CO


Recently, the Cadettes of mega Troop 70274 went on a trip to Flatirons Reservoir for the day. The troop planned a hike to the dam at the front of the reservoir. The man-made body of water was being drained for routine maintenance. While walking across the muddy banks, the troop discovered many animal tracks, including sea birds, mule deer, and a bear! A ranger took the Girl Scouts back to the tracks with a book and lots of information to share about wildlife movements in the area. It was a fantastic experience! It was even a quip on 9News.com (http://www.9news.com/features/girl-scouts-find-impressive-bear-tracks-at-flatiron-reservoir/349356630). Oh, where Girl Scout adventures take us!

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


S’mores Cookie Media Stars

Cookie Media Stars from Loveland to Colorado Springs talked with TV reporters on National S’mores Day (Wednesday. August 10, 2016) about our new S’mores Cookie. This crunchy graham sandwich cookie with creamy chocolate and marshmallow-like filling will be available starting January 2017! It joins favorites: Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Dos-Si-Dos, Savannah Smiles, and gluten-free Toffee-Tastic. Girl Scout Cookies go on sale across Colorado on Sunday, Jan. 29 and will be available through March 12.


Ciara, Samantha, Quinn, and Evyn talked with Gary Shapiro and Corey Rose of 9News in Denver. These Media Stars also challenged Gary and Corey to a game of S’mores golf! Who won? Click here to find out.


Girl Scout Katie and Troop Leader Melissa shared their favorite s’mores combinations with our friends at Fox21 News in Colorado Springs. Katie also talked about her Silver Award project which encouraged schools to serve more “braces-friendly” foods. Click here to watch their interview.

Girl Scout Media Stars are recruited every fall, typically in August and September. If you know a girl interested in being a Media Star for the 2016-17 Girl Scout year, please contact Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper. 



Girl power with Amelia Earhart!

Submitted by Heather Gardner


Denver Metro

Cadette Girl Scout Troop 60675 recently hosted a Girl Empowerment event for Juniors in Broomfield. Through fun, interactive activities, the girls learned what it means to have courage, strength, inner beauty, confidence, leadership, kindness and integrity.

It was an honor to have accomplished Aviator and 9News Traffic Reporter, Amelia Earhart, as our guest speaker. She is seen as an influential and positive role model for all ages everywhere. She spoke about her flight around the world, and shared her inspirational story relating to girl empowerment. Her biography can be seen here: http://legacy.9news.com/story/about-us/2014/03/03/amelia-earhart/5972109/

The Girl Empowerment event was shared by Amelia Earhart during the 9News morning broadcast on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

The girls of Cadette Troop 60675 are Faith Gardner, Mika Zaharescu, Faith Bochert, Sam Fleming, Madison Enney, Haley Vasey and Kayla MacTavish. They had a wonderful time hosting this event and hope the Juniors were encouraged and inspired. It is important that Girl Scouts continue to build girls of courage, confidence and character, and our Troop would like to continue to grow and provide value to the community around us.

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

Girl Power Sleepover with guest speaker Amelia Earhart from 9News

Submitted by Heather Gardner


Denver Metro

Calling all Juniors to “Girl Power,” a Girl Empowerment sleepover. Through fun, interactive games and activities, Senior/Cadette Troop 675 will touch on topics such girl power, healthy habits, positive thinking, inner beauty, positive friendships, laughter, sisterhood, giving back, popularity, happiness, and being fearless.

In addition, we will be watching a movie and hearing from a special guest speaker on Saturday morning, Amelia Earhart, channel 9News Traffic reporter and accomplished aviator. Registration is limited to 60 girls, and can be found here: http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2016/girl_power_sleepover.html

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

Colorado Girl Scouts celebrate National S’mores Day

August 10 is one of our favorite days of the year! Its National S’mores Day!

DID YOU KNOW? The first official s’mores recipe can be found in an official Girl Scouts publication from 1927. The recipe is credited to Loretta Scott Crew, who reportedly made them by the campfire for the Girl Scouts. Originally called “Some Mores,” it is unknown when the name was shortened to “S’Mores,” but recipes for using the longer name are in various Girl Scout publications until at least 1971.

While most people think you have to have a campfire to enjoy s’mores, Colorado Girl Scouts know that is simply not true. In honor of National S’mores Day, they appeared on 9NEWS in Denver to share some of their favorite recipes for making s’mores without a campfire! Click here to watch the segment.

Here are some behind-the-scenes photos from the interview:

Girl Scouts across Colorado also shared the following recipes for making s’mores without a campfire:

No Cook S’more Cone

S’mores Cheesecake Pie

S’more Trail Mix

S’more Trifle

S’mores Bars

S’mores Cookies

S‘mores Ice Cream


Girl Scout carries on a family tradition of earning her Gold Award

Kim Crawford, a Girl Scout from Brighton, has earned Girl Scouts’ highest honor, the Gold Award, for a project she did to collect 600+ toothbrushes and toothpaste for those in need in Africa. What makes this accomplishment even more special is Kim, who is a junior in high school, is developmentally delayed (she only reads at 1st grade level), but hasn’t let her disability hold her back. Additionally Kim’s inspiration for her project came from her cousin, Kerry, who earned her Gold Award when she was a Girl Scout and worked for the Peace Corps in Africa.

Kim spent months on her project and received a lot of support from her Brighton community. Everyone who donated to the project signed a poster, which Kim sent to Africa with the donations. And all the people who received her donations in Africa also signed the poster and returned it at the end of the project. When talking to Kim, she uses the words “happy and proud” to describe how it made her feel to help others through this project. In fact, helping others is one of the main reasons she likes being a Girl Scout.

Kim is part of the Special Olympics and other organizations in her community, but Girl Scouts by far is her favorite where she’s been able to interact with peers who are not like herself. Her mother, Jayne, has been with her every step of the way on her Girl Scout journey and currently serves as an organizer for Girl Scout groups in their community (or a service unit manager).

Kim and her mother Jayne were interviewed on 9NEWS on Monday, Dec. 10th, about this project. Watch the interview here.

Girl Scouts honor 2012 Denver Women of Distinction at Thin Mint Dinner

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A capacity crowd of 550+ joined Girl Scouts of Colorado at the Sheraton Denver Downtown for an exciting Thin Mint Dinner to honor the 2012 Denver-metro class of Girl Scout Women of Distinction. The event raised $200,000+ for Girl Scouts of Colorado.

The event spotlighted Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Live Healthy, Lead Healthy initiative, focusing on self-esteem, good nutrition, exercise and reducing childhood obesity. Premiering at the event was a video on healthy living created by Colorado Springs Girl Scout Troop 3810. (View the video here.) Lead sponsor for this initiative is the Thiry O’Leary Foundation.

Emcees for the event were Cheryl Preheim, 9News anchor, and Marcelo Balboa, Hall of Fame Colorado Rapids player and Monarch High School coach. Troop 3449 opened the event with a flag ceremony and instrumental musical assistance provided by Girl Scouts of Troop 1472, Victoria Shead (violin) and Melissa Cardenas (cello). The emcees also led an inspirational panel discussion at the event with this year’s Women of Distinction honorees on women’s leadership. (View the video here.)

The three-course dinner featured the creative use of Girl Scout Cookies. (View the recipes here.) Honorary event chair was Former First Lady of Colorado Jeannie Ritter (2009 Woman of Distinction). Event co-chairs were Susan Knox with Cricket and Katherine Peck (1998 Woman of Distinction) with The Gill Foundation.

Girl Scouts of Colorado honors top women leaders in our community as Girl Scout Women of Distinction. These women have reached remarkable levels of achievement as business, philanthropic, government, education and community leaders. They are committed to making the world a better place for the girls of today and tomorrow. They donate their time, talents and experience to Girl Scouting and also support Girl Scouts financially. Since 1997, 387 women have been named as Women of Distinction in the Denver-metro area and raised more than $1.5 million for Girl Scouts of Colorado.

2012 Denver-metro Women of Distinction are: Dr. Jandel Allen-Davis, Peg Bradley-Doppes, Juanita Chacon, Tricia Downing, Melba “Mel” Johnston, Denise O’Leary, Maren Stewart (Learn more about these women here.)

Special thanks goes to the following major sponsors of this event: DaVita, Comcast, UMB Bank, Wagner Equipment Company, Anthem BlueCross and BlueShield, FirstBank and Delta Dental of Colorado.

For more information on the Girl Scouts of Colorado Women of Distinction program, visit our website at girlscoutsofcolorado.org/donors/women-of-distinction. And watch the local press in the next few weeks for articles about this event (we will post links to the stories here too).

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Sign up for Littleton’s Woof Walk Sept. 16 — idea of Girl Scout Troop 2198

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Earlier this spring it was announced that Littleton Girl Scout Troop 2198 had won a Disney Friends for Change grant, which was going to help the troop with their Girl Scout Silver Award project. (Read the earlier story.) Their story was featured on Denver’s 9NEWS (pictured above) as well.

Troop 2198 is passionate about helping end animal abuse. Their Silver Award project is centered around raising awareness of responsible pet ownership. After collecting items in the spring for Adoptions Angels, Troop 2198 is taking their Silver Award project a step further by helping initiate the first-ever Woof Walk during the Summerset Festival in Littleton’s Clement Park on Sept. 16th. The troop has been busy this summer organizing their efforts, and invites all Girl Scout dogs and their owners across the state to join them for a morning of fun! Registration materials can be downloaded here: 2012 Woof Walk Brochure-final.

Congratulations, Troop 2198, on a great project!

Posted by Amanda Kalina, PR Director, Girl Scouts of Colorado