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Littleton Cadettes Aid in Animal Adoption for Silver Award Project

Submitted by Lisa Schwartz

Metro Denver

Littleton

Girl Scout Cadettes Hayden C., Leah E., and Alexa S. from Troop 63227 in Littleton completed their Silver Award requirements with a project aimed at helping families who choose to adopt pets from the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley. There are so many animals being temporarily housed at shelters right now, and sadly many of them will not survive due to lack of space at shelters and not being adopted by a family.

Although their original idea was to spend time with some of the shelter animals and to write up information for the public to encourage the adoption of those animals, they were unable to pursue that idea due to COVID practices. However, these girls did not give up. Rather, they persevered to find their new idea, and they ran with it.

The girls are trying to encourage more families to adopt a forever friend, as well as to assist the families during the first stages of adoption, by putting together care bags to be given to families when they adopt an animal from the shelter. The bags include food, treats, toys, and other supplies, as well as important information that is invaluable to first time adoptive families. The girls have included a letter to encourage the adoptive families to “pay it forward” by donating supplies, food, or a monetary contribution to help out future adoptive families. Especially in this time of the pandemic, pets are highly important in providing love and companionship to people who may feel a bit lonely or isolated.

Here is what the girls have to say about their project:

Hayden: Our Silver Award project focuses on animals and their families. Creating care packages, we start to fill the void during COVID-19. For instance, individuals are separated during physical distancing hence, producing isolation. Therefore, animals are another route to filling the gap. Our care packages allow families to obtain a straight forward headstart to their pet’s life.

Leah: In the beginning, my group and I wanted to help get animals adopted at animal shelters. We were planning on writing about the animals so that it could help them get adopted. We started calling places, asking if we could help get their animals adopted. Sadly, we weren’t able to help get animals adopted, so we had to think of other ideas. So off we went, thinking of what we could do for the community. We eventually ended up with the idea of making care packages for new pet owners. We divided up the tasks everyone would do, calling places to see if they would like to have our care packages, writing the letter for new pet owners, and putting together our care packages. We were able to use virtual meetings to work things out.

Alexa: Our project idea is important to me because families might not know how to care for an animal, and we are able to help them. I helped pick this topic because it is important to help understand and help animals in need. A lot of animals at shelters don’t get adopted, which is a big problem needing to be solved.

Hayden, Leah, and Alexa have now completed the requirements for their Silver Award and have learned so much along the way. They have been go-getters, innovators, and leaders by changing course when their original project idea could not be implemented and by reaching out to members of the community for partnership and help. The girls would like to thank the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley for partnering with them in their endeavor. Also, a big shout out to Ms. Lisa for meeting with the girls and taking in the supplies—they were so glad to meet her! Finally, the girls would like to encourage everyone to consider either adopting a shelter animal or volunteering to help out at a local shelter—you just may make a difference in the life of an animal or a family!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

“3 Cheers for Animals” Daisy Journey event

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Fort Collins

Northern & Northeastern CO

I know everyone is inundated with cookies right now, BUT older Girl Scouts from Fort Collins have worked hard to put together two “3 Cheers for Animals” Daisy Journey events.

March 21, 2021 1 – 4 p.m.

https://3-cheers-for-animals-daisy-journey-in-a-day-copy.cheddarup.com

April 11, 2021 1 – 4 p.m.

https://3-cheers-for-animals-daisy-journey-in-a-day-copy-11004.cheddarup.com

Both of these events are run by Girl Scouts in high school. They did them in person in 2019 – 2020 and for 2020 – 2021, it is on Zoom. They have done one Zoom event so far with good feedback. And, they are ready to run their last two events of this school year!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Gold Award Girl Scout: Opal Mosbarger, Peyton, “Kennel Care Connection”

 

What did you do for your Gold Award project?

My project addressed the issue of animal displacement during emergency situations. I collected 15 kennels and blankets and gave them to a trusted organization, so that when a person needs a kennel for an emergency situation, the person can go to the organization and get a kennel to keep their pets safe. My project majorly focused on disaster relief.

How did you measure the impact your Gold Award project made on your target audience?

I measured the impact my Gold Award project had on my audience by viewing how many visitors my website had. My website has most of my information and when people view it, I know my project is being understood. I also measured my project through collecting kennels, discussing my project, and making sure my project is understood and used.

How is your project sustainable? How will your project continue to impact after your involvement?

My project is sustainable beyond my involvement by the organization (Perfect Fit Wellness Center) that I trusted to help distribute and store the kennels. By getting this organization help, this will help people who live in the local area continue to get kennels; and since Perfect Fit Wellness Center is helping, I will not need to be so involved. My website will also help my project keep going into the future as it will be a good source of information and will not need my constant attention.

What is your project’s global and/or national connection?

My project’s global connection is my website. The website is intended to reach people globally and help people understand and use my project. The website also has a blog page intended to help other Girl Scouts understand the Gold Award. The website is intended to keep going for as long as possible, and reach as many people as I can.

What did you learn about yourself?

Through the Gold Award, I learned many things about myself. I learned that I am strong, determined, a problem solver, and a great advocate for change in my community. I learned that I can continue even when times are difficult. I am determined enough to continue and work through my problems. I also learned that when things do not go my way, I can be a problem solver and come up with a better idea. Now that I am done with the project, I learned that I am a very good advocate for change and can help shape the community for the better.

How will earning your Gold Award impact you in the future?

Earning my Gold Award will impact me in the future because it will help me get jobs, a career, and college opportunities. The Gold Award will help me stand out from other people when applying for jobs and colleges. It also helped me learn to be better determined and use my learned leadership skills.

Why do you feel the Gold Award was an important part of your Girl Scout experience?

The Gold Award was an important part of my Girl Scout experience because it helped me wrap up my time as a Girl Scout and was a high note to end on as a Girl Scout. It was important because it allowed me to use all my years of experience to create one large project based on my past experiences and use everything I had learned.

How did earning your Gold Award help you become a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader)?

Earning my Gold Award helped me become a G.I.R.L because it really pushed me to become better, use my experience, and become a go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, and leader. I became a go-getter through my project by becoming inspired to help the community and really wanting to achieve this award. My advisor also helped me become inspired and go forward, collecting kennels and reaching out to people. When kennels would not work, or people did not respond to me, I became an innovator to come up with a new idea. I was a risk-taker doing this project, it was such a large project it took confidence and some riskiness to actually do it. To become a leader, I had to delegate my team, and take responsibilities I usually would not. I had to delegate my team, take charge, set goals and dates and become the leader I had the potential to be.

**IMPORTANT NOTE: This blog represents only a small fraction of the hard work, dedication, and requirements that go into earning a Girl Scout Gold Award. It is simply a brief summary, which is meant to inspire Girl Scouts to Go Gold in the future. For more information on earning your Gold Award, please email highestawards@gscolorado.org.

Animal Dance Party – Denver Metro – Virtual

Your girl will have fun making friends as we dance, sing, and play games. Let’s get wild! This is a free event and all girls and their families who are not currently in Girl Scouts are welcome! No membership is required.

Pre-registration is required to maintain capacity, track attendance and for virtual quality assurance. Please register here:  https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/animal_dance_party_denver_metro_virtual

We have four dates to choose from (please select one): 

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020 – 5:00 p.m. (Registration end date: Friday, September 18, 2020)
  • Friday, September 25, 2020 – 5:30 p.m. (Registration end date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020)
  • Tuesday, October 06, 2020 – 5:00 p.m. (Registration end date: Friday, October 02, 2020)
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020 – 4:00 p.m. (Registration end date: Monday, October 12, 2020)

A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

If the deadline for this event has passed, or if your girl is unable to attend on this date, please contact me so I can invite you to a future event!

Before this event, please take the time to review the Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Internet Safety Pledge, and then virtually sign it with your girl. As always, safety is a top priority at Girl Scouts of Colorado, and we want to ensure she is staying safe while online Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Internet Safety Pledge.

If you have any questions about this event: bambi.dingman@gscolorado.org or have trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

Note: This event is for girls who are not currently in Girl Scouts. Feel free to pass along this invitation page to any of your friends who have girls entering K-3rd grade in the fall – who totally should join Girl Scouts but haven’t yet! Girl Scouting is better together!

Animal Dance Party – Broomfield – Virtual

Your girl will have fun making friends as we dance, sing, and play games. Let’s get wild! This is a free event and all girls and their families who are not currently in Girl Scouts are welcome! No membership is required. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to attend.

This event will be offered on the following dates (please select one): 

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020 – 3:30 p.m. (Registration end date: Monday, September 21, 2020)
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2020 – 5:00 p.m. (Registration end date: Friday, October 09, 2020)

Pre-registration is required to maintain capacity, track attendance and for virtual quality assurance. Please register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/animal_dance_party_broomfield_virtual

A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

Before this event, please take the time to review the Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Internet Safety Pledge, and then virtually sign it with your girl. As always, safety is a top priority at Girl Scouts of Colorado, and we want to ensure she is staying safe while online Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Internet Safety Pledge.

If you have any questions about this event: bambi.dingman@gscolorado.org or have trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

Note: This event is for girls who are not currently in Girl Scouts. Feel free to pass along this invitation page to any of your friends who have girls entering K-3rd grade in the fall – who totally should join Girl Scouts but haven’t yet! Girl Scouting is better together!

Animal Dance Party – Denver Metro – Virtual

Your girl will have fun making friends as we dance, sing, and play games. Let’s get wild! This is a free event and all girls and their families who are not currently in Girl Scouts are welcome! No membership is required.

Pre-registration is required to maintain capacity, track attendance and for virtual quality assurance. Please register here:  https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/animal_dance_party_denver_metro_virtual

We have four dates to choose from (please select one): 

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020 – 5:00 p.m. (Registration end date: Friday, September 18, 2020)
  • Friday, September 25, 2020 – 5:30 p.m. (Registration end date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020)
  • Tuesday, October 06, 2020 – 5:00 p.m. (Registration end date: Friday, October 02, 2020)
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020 – 4:00 p.m. (Registration end date: Monday, October 12, 2020)

A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

If the deadline for this event has passed, or if your girl is unable to attend on this date, please contact me so I can invite you to a future event!

Before this event, please take the time to review the Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Internet Safety Pledge, and then virtually sign it with your girl. As always, safety is a top priority at Girl Scouts of Colorado, and we want to ensure she is staying safe while online Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Internet Safety Pledge.

If you have any questions about this event: bambi.dingman@gscolorado.org or have trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

Note: This event is for girls who are not currently in Girl Scouts. Feel free to pass along this invitation page to any of your friends who have girls entering K-3rd grade in the fall – who totally should join Girl Scouts but haven’t yet! Girl Scouting is better together!

Animal Dance Party – Adams 12 – Virtual

Your girl will have fun making friends as we dance, sing, and play games. Let’s get wild! This is a free event and all girls and their families who are not currently in Girl Scouts are welcome! No membership is required. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to attend.

This event will be offered on the following dates (please select one): 

  • Monday, September 21, 2020 – 5:00 p.m. (Registration end date: Friday, September 18, 2020)
  • Friday, October 2, 2020 – 4:00 p.m. (Registration end date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020)

Pre-registration is required to maintain capacity, track attendance and for virtual quality assurance. Please register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/animal_dance_party_adams_12_virtual

If the deadline for this event has passed, or if your girl is unable to attend on this date, please contact me so I can invite you to a future event!

A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

Before this event, please take the time to review the Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Internet Safety Pledge, and then virtually sign it with your girl. As always, safety is a top priority at Girl Scouts of Colorado, and we want to ensure she is staying safe while online Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Internet Safety Pledge.

If you have any questions about this event: bambi.dingman@gscolorado.org or have trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

Note: This event is for girls who are not currently in Girl Scouts. Feel free to pass along this invitation page to any of your friends who have girls entering K-3rd grade in the fall – who totally should join Girl Scouts but haven’t yet! Girl Scouting is better together!

Animal Dance Party – Bennett – Virtual

Your girl will have fun making friends as we dance, sing, and play games. Let’s get wild! This is a free event and all K-3 girls and their families who are not currently in Girl Scouts are welcome! No membership is required.

Parents/caregivers are encouraged to attend.

Pre-registration is required to maintain capacity, track attendance and for virtual quality assurance, etc. Please register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/animal_dance_party_bennett_virtual

A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

If the deadline for this event has passed, or if your girl is unable to attend on this date, please contact me so I can invite you to a future event!

Before this event, please take the time to review the Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Internet Safety Pledge, and then virtually sign it with your girl. As always, safety is a top priority at Girl Scouts of Colorado, and we want to ensure she is staying safe while online Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Internet Safety Pledge.

If you have any questions about this event: bambi.dingman@gscolorado.org or have trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

Note: This event is for girls who are not currently in Girl Scouts. Feel free to pass along this invitation page to any of your friends who have girls entering K-3rd grade in the fall – who totally should join Girl Scouts but haven’t yet! Girl Scouting is better together!

Animal Dance Party – Denver Metro – Virtual

Your girl will have fun making friends as we dance, sing, and play games. Let’s get wild! This is a free event and all girls and their families who are not currently in Girl Scouts are welcome! No membership is required.

Pre-registration is required to maintain capacity, track attendance and for virtual quality assurance. Please register here:  https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/animal_dance_party_denver_metro_virtual

We have four dates to choose from (please select one): 

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020 – 5:00 p.m. (Registration end date: Friday, September 18, 2020)
  • Friday, September 25, 2020 – 5:30 p.m. (Registration end date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020)
  • Tuesday, October 06, 2020 – 5:00 p.m. (Registration end date: Friday, October 02, 2020)
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020 – 4:00 p.m. (Registration end date: Monday, October 12, 2020)

A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

If the deadline for this event has passed, or if your girl is unable to attend on this date, please contact me so I can invite you to a future event!

Before this event, please take the time to review the Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Internet Safety Pledge, and then virtually sign it with your girl. As always, safety is a top priority at Girl Scouts of Colorado, and we want to ensure she is staying safe while online Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Internet Safety Pledge.

If you have any questions about this event: bambi.dingman@gscolorado.org or have trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

Note: This event is for girls who are not currently in Girl Scouts. Feel free to pass along this invitation page to any of your friends who have girls entering K-3rd grade in the fall – who totally should join Girl Scouts but haven’t yet! Girl Scouting is better together!

Animal Dance Party – Broomfield – Virtual

Your girl will have fun making friends as we dance, sing, and play games. Let’s get wild! This is a free event and all girls and their families who are not currently in Girl Scouts are welcome! No membership is required. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to attend.

This event will be offered on the following dates (please select one): 

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020 – 3:30 p.m. (Registration end date: Monday, September 21, 2020)
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2020 – 5:00 p.m. (Registration end date: Friday, October 09, 2020)

Pre-registration is required to maintain capacity, track attendance and for virtual quality assurance. Please register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/animal_dance_party_broomfield_virtual

A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

Before this event, please take the time to review the Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Internet Safety Pledge, and then virtually sign it with your girl. As always, safety is a top priority at Girl Scouts of Colorado, and we want to ensure she is staying safe while online Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Internet Safety Pledge.

If you have any questions about this event: bambi.dingman@gscolorado.org or have trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

Note: This event is for girls who are not currently in Girl Scouts. Feel free to pass along this invitation page to any of your friends who have girls entering K-3rd grade in the fall – who totally should join Girl Scouts but haven’t yet! Girl Scouting is better together!