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Denver Girl Scouts visit Hometown Heroes at Children’s Hospital Colorado

Submitted by Laura Holloway

Metro Denver

Denver

Girl Scout Junior Troop 61048 of Denver delivered 60 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to Children’s Hospital Colorado Family Resource Center on April 19, 2019.  The troop also delivered blankets, which the Girl Scouts made, to hospital volunteers to give patients during their stay at the hospital. We had an interesting tour and visit and are proud to support this great organization.

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

Silver Award Girl Scouts: Capes with healing powers

Three Girl Scout Cadettes wanted patients at Children’s Hospital Colorado to feel courageous and strong, so they helped make more than 250 super hero capes for them to wear while undergoing treatment at the hospital. Blen, Lena, and Maddie, along with their leaders, delivered the capes to the hospital in April 2019. Reporter Karen Morfitt of CBS Denver joined the troop for one of the deliveries. Click here to watch the story. 

In September, the troop partnered with JOANN Fabrics to design a sewing class where Girl Scouts and community members alike could learn to sew and create the capes. The girls also created packets with sewing instructions and a pattern to hand out to people in the community who can sew.

Congratulations to these Silver Award Girl Scouts!

 

Girl Scout Gold Award candidate helps teens with celiac disease

Girl Scout Gold Award candidate Emma G. of Arvada started a support group for teens with celiac disease. Dr. Mary Shull of Children’s Hospital Colorado is helping Emma earn the highest honor in Girl Scouts. Watch their story with Reporter Karen Morfitt and Photojournalist Mark Neitro of CBS4 Denver/KCNC-TV here: https://denver.cbslocal.com/2019/03/12/support-group-children-celiac-disease/

The Denver Celiac Support group will hold a Celiac panel discussion on Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Belmar Library in Lakewood.

Girl Scouts gather at Children’s Hospital Colorado to bring hope to cancer patients

Dozens of Girl Scouts, family, and friends joined Girl Scout Brownie Elena V.  for the second annual “Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams” at Children’s Colorado on Saturday,  February 9, 2019. Elena battled leukemia for four years and won! Now that she has been cancer-free for three years, she wants to give back to children who are still fighting.  While this event has always been held on a night with frigid temperatures, Elena’s dedication has never wavered. “Cancer doesn’t care if it is snowing. Cancer doesn’t stop if it is snowing,” Elena said.

Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams is designed to show patients and their families they are not alone. Pediatric patients shine flashlights from the hospital windows and look for community members standing outside the hospital to flash them back. It only takes a few minutes, but means a great deal to young patients and families.  Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams was created by the Beaumont Children’s Pediatric Family Advisory Council at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.

When asked why she wanted to do this event, Elena wrote, “Many children get diagnosed with cancer and when you get cancer sometimes you have to stay at the hospital. I remember when I had cancer and I had to stay in the hospital, I loved to play in the playroom with Play Dough. Sometimes when you stay at the hospital, you can walk around and go to the playroom, but sometimes, like when your fever is going up and down, you can’t even leave your room. It feels sad when you are stuck in your room or when you have to stay at the hospital for a long time. By doing this event, I want to support the kids that have cancer. I want them to know that they can get through it too. I want to give them hope.”

A special thanks to CBS4/KCNC-TV and 9News/KUSA-TV for joining Girl Scouts for this year’s event and sharing Elena’s story with their viewers.

Elena’s Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams

Girl Scout Brownie Elena Valles invites you to join her for a special event to show patients at Children’s Hospital Colorado they are not alone. Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams is Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 6 – 6:30 p.m.  Elena, who is now 8-years-old, battled leukemia for four years and won! She will be cancer-free for three years on February 10! During the event, Elena and her supporters will gather outside of the cancer ward of Children’s Hospital Colorado and shine flashlights in patients’ windows. Patients will shine their flashlights in return.

In her own words: “Many children get diagnosed with cancer and when you get cancer sometimes you have to stay at the hospital. I remember when I had cancer and I had to stay in the hospital, I loved to play in the playroom with Play Dough. Sometimes when you stay at the hospital, you can walk around and go to the play room, but sometimes, like when your fever is going up and down, you can’t even leave your room. It feels sad when you’re stuck in your room or you have to stay at the hospital for a long time. By doing this event, I want to support the kids that have cancer. I want them to know that they can get through it too. I want to give them hope.”

Attendees should bring their own flashlight. The event will last about 10 minutes.

To learn more or register, use this link: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/elena_s_moonbeams_for_sweet_dreams_md_02_09_2019 

See photos and media coverage from last year’s event here: http://gscoblog.org/2018/02/girl-scout-brownie-and-cancer-survivorgives-hope-to-patients-at-childrens-hospital/

If you would like to donate a flashlight or glow stick for patients to use, you can leave them at Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Denver Corporate Office during business hours between now and February 6. All donations will be sanitized and donated to Children’s Hospital patients.

Girl Scout Cookies delivered to Children’s Hospital Colorado

Submitted by Karen Grealy

Metro Denver

Parker

Girl Scout Troop 65889 donated 329 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to the Children’s Hospital Colorado, South Campus. During their cookie booths this season, the girls filled out donation slips for each customer with their name and amount they contributed. We made a banner to show how many people in the community support the hospital.

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

Skate City + Girl Scout Way badge = fun night

Submitted by Kathy Kettler

Metro Denver

Thornton

The Woods SU is hosting a Girl Scout Skate Party celebrating Juliette Low’s Birthday on Monday, October 24, 2016 6 – 8 p.m. at the Westminster Skate City located at 200 W. 121st Avenue, Westminster. Wear pink and celebrate breast cancer prevention month and Juliette Low’s birthday. Brownie through Ambassador Girl Scouts can earn their Girl Scout Way badge. The girls will need to get their passports signed and turned into their leaders so that you know if they completed the stations (leaders will need to purchase GS Way badges for their girls).  Admission is $5. Skate rental is $2.50

We are asking troops to donate to Children’s Hospital to celebrate Juliette Low’s Birthday by donating items off of the Children’s Hospital North Campus wish list.

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL COLORADO AND NETWORK OF CARE WISH LISTS 

Thank you for your interest in donating toys and other needed items to Children’s Hospital Colorado! As a result of our community’s generosity, we are able to help make the holiday season, birthdays, and other special events memorable for our patients and families. 

Reminders To better assist you with decisions regarding donations, please keep in mind: 

Due to infection control guidelines for all of our patients, we cannot accept used or gently loved items.  Items need to be in their original packaging. 

We cannot accept toys that depict violence, i.e. guns, swords. Newborns, infants/toddlers, and adolescents are the age groups in greatest need.

We also cannot accept the following items: food products, potted plants, and latex balloons.

Children’s Hospital Colorado North Campus Wish List 

Most Needed Items – all items need to be new and in original packaging 

  • Clothing (pants & shirts, newborn – school age)-highly needed
  • Play dough – highly needed
  • Medical play kits
  • Sensory toys (tactile, vibrating, etc.)
  • Light-Up & Musical Toys
  • Extra Little People and animals
  • Lego kits
  • Coloring books
  • Blocks and building sets
  • Stickers
  • Dolls
  • Matchbox cars & trucks
  • iTunes gift cards
  • Walmart & Target gift cards 
  • Ear buds/headphones

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

“Packing for Impact” is November 21

Submitted by Keile Stewart, GSCO Volunteer Support Specialist

On November 21, 2015, Girl Scouts will join  Project C.U.R.E. at Children’s Hospital Colorado for Packing for Impact, an event which helps deliver health and hope to children around the world!

In addition to filling “Kits for Kids,” girls will also learn more about the kids and countries around the world that they will be helping, earn the Girl Scout Global Action Award, and get a patch.

Kits for Kids

The “Kits for Kids” program provides personal hygiene and basic “medicine cabinet” items that are scarce in the developing world.  Project C.U.R.E. developed the “Kits for Kids” program to give families in developing countries the supplies they need to provide basic care at home. All levels of Girl Scouts are welcome to participate.

Please bring ALL of the following items to fill your kit:

  1. Acetaminophen OR Ibuprofen (Jr. strength tablets preferred)
  2. Box of Adhesive Bandages
  3. Triple Antibiotic Ointment
  4. 1% Hydrocortisone Cream
  5. Toothbrushes (min. 4)
  6. Hand sanitizer (travel-sized)
  7. Elastic Bandage
  8. Safety Pins
  9. Comb
  10. Facial Tissues (travel-sized)
  11. Blunt Scissors
  12. Tweezers
  13. Nail Clippers (no manicure sets please)

More details about this event will be available soon on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website in the Events Calendar.

 

Girl Scouts make a global difference

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On Saturday, Nov. 16, more than 300 Colorado Girl Scouts gathered at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora to assemble medical kits for families in need in Guatemala.

Girl Scouts of Colorado partnered with Project C.U.R.E. on this event. All participants brought items, such as antibiotic ointment, bandages, lice shampoo, scissors and toothbrushes, for the Kits of Kids or Infant Cure Kits that they assembled at the event. The group assembled more than 600 kits, which will now travel with doctors and nurses from Children’s Hospital Colorado to Guatemala to fulfill local medical needs.

To help the Girl Scouts understand the medical needs and challenges facing families in Guatemala, participants also took part in some hands-on activities at the event, including learning more about water filtration and clean water, basic first aid, the importance of hand washing and proper nutrition. This event fulfilled the requirements for Girl Scouts to earn the Girl Scout Global Action Award. Each Girl Scout who completes the Global Action Award joins the international movement through the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts of 10 million girls who together are sowing the seeds of social change.

This event had been planned well in advance of the devastation in the Philippines due to Typhoon Haiyan. But the concepts taught to the Girl Scouts through this event helped them understand how they can be engaged and responsible global citizens. Girl Scouts is proud to help the United Nations to reach their Millennium Development Goals for reducing world poverty and making an impact on major world concerns.

For more information on Girl Scouts of Colorado, visit www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org. There is still time to sign up a girl in your life between K-12 grade to be a part of Girl Scouts and be part of the annual Girl Scout Cookie Program. Volunteers are also needed to serve as troop leaders and help out at events. Both men and women over the age of 18 who want to make a difference in the life of a girl are encouraged to get involved as a Girl Scout volunteer.

Article in YourHub/Denver Post Denver and Aurora

Aurora Channel 8 covered the event for their 11/19 newscast (see the 13 minute mark of the video below):

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The Prides and Joys of being a Girl Scout Volunteer and Troop Leader!

Written by Troops 4130 and 2013 Leader, Christina Burke

The girls in Girl Scout Troops 4130 and 2013 have worked hard in their first year of Girl Scouting! As Girl Scout Daisies (with the exception of Mikayla, who is a second year Girl Scout Brownie), they sold cookies and made a terrific donation to the Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver. During their Daisy Journey activities, they earned several awards.

The girls also went to Disney Princess on Ice, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, did a World Thinking Day activity and much more! As Brownies, they have participated in the Postcard Exchange with many troops, the Fall Product Sales where they made a substantial amount of funds for their troop and Girl Scouts. Our troop is now working on Legacy Badges and additional Journey awards.

Being a volunteer and Troop Leader for these girls has been an inspiration to me. I have learned to be more patient and nurturing. I am also learning the values of the Girl Scout Journeys with my co-leader, Erika. I hope to volunteer for many years to come and look forward to watching ours girls become the very best they can be.

Troop 2013 Leaders Erika Beeman/Christina Burke. Brownies: Mikayla. Addie, Sara, Lexi, Hailey and Angie.
Addie welcomes her sister Bella into Daisies!
The girls bridge into Brownies!

 

Brownie Troop 2013