Tag Archives: Commerce City

Girl Scouts go camping for the first time

Submitted by Jessica Montoya

Metro Denver

Commerce City

We are a multi-level troop. We have girls that have never camped before. We took them tent camping in the cold, rain, and mud– and they loved it! They even put up tents in the rain! We taught them how to start fires. But, the most important thing they did was bond with their Girl Scout sisters!

These Girl Scouts will be great at camping. I hope they take the love for camping back to their families.

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

Bronze Award Girl Scouts: Fostering Foster Source

Submitted by Tammy Lemmon

Metro Denver

Commerce City

Girl Scout Troop 62228 finished their Bronze Award project Mother’s Day weekend. The girls wanted to redecorate a kids play area. As the girls were researching places to redecorate, our girl Makenna mention a place she volunteered at on her days off of school called Foster Source. Foster Source is a free resource center for foster parents and foster kids. Prior to our girls coming in to this space, kids had a small play area with minimum toys. The space was oriented toward younger kids and not super inviting.

Through the Girl Scout season, the girls broke into small groups and focused on one area of the project. They ran a donation drive, and applied for a grant to purchase materials. They also created reading, new baby playpen, and crafting areas. The girls added new toys, books, and crafts for all ages. They also donated tablets and headphones for older kids. They also created a sensory space for kids that might need a safe place.

The girls did an amazing job thinking of others through this project. They put themselves in others’ shoes and what items they would need and what items they would want the most in a foster situation. Not only did they buy for girls their age, but for boys. They thought of kids in high school and babies and toddlers that might not know what is going on in their life.

Us troop leaders could not be prouder of our girls. We gave advice and ideas, but at the end of the day, all the girls made all the decisions.

They are now all looking forward to their Silver Award, but also staying in touch with Foster Source to continue contributing to all the good they do for kids.

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

Girl Scout Night at the Colorado Rapids








Join the Colorado Rapids for Girl Scout Night on June 28, 2019 at 8 p.m. at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (6000 Victory Way Commerce City 80022)! All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited. Each Girl Scout in attendance will receive a limited-edition Colorado Rapids patch at the game and access to the post-game fireworks show. When purchasing tickets you’ll be asked to enter a troop number for referral. The top three troops with the most ticket referrals will get to participate in a special in-game experience. Top troops will receive more information on the experience the week of the game. Tickets are $29. All tickets will be delivered on Flash Seats. Purchase tickets at https://rapids.ksetickets.com/GirlScouts. Questions? Please contact Bianca Velez at (303) 727 – 3590 or Bianca.Velez@TeamKSE.com.

Silver Award Girl Scouts deliver toys and activities to low-resource toddlers/preschoolers

Three Silver Award Girl Scouts from Aurora delivered developmentally appropriate toys and activities for toddlers /preschoolers receiving early intervention support to the STARS Early Learning Center in Commerce City on Friday, March 8, 2019. STARS is part of Adams County School District 14. Along with the toys (blocks, bubbles, books, etc.), Girl Scouts developed a booklet with tips on how to use the toys to build communication and play skills. The Girl Scouts worked with therapists from Developmental Pathways to specifically choose these activities and toys, some of which were purchased using money earned as part of the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Through this project, the girls will earn the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest honor for middle school Girl Scouts.

After hearing about the Girl Scouts’ project, Colorado Governor Jared Polis asked to join the girls to congratulate and thank them for their efforts to make our world a better place.  Sadly, Governor Polis had a change of plans at the last minute and was unable to join the Girl Scouts. However, the girls were still excited to deliver their project. They also toured the center, learning first-hand the impact their project will have on the lives of toddlers/preschoolers in the Adams 14 School District.

Uniform to Uniform: Snowed in

Submitted by Penny Edwards

Metro Denver

Commerce City

Well, we were almost snowed in! We were at a King Soopers doing a cookie booth in Brighton, when we invited an Adams County Sheriff’s officer to take a picture with us!

Invite uniformed personnel, such as law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, etc., to visit you at your cookie booth as part of Uniform to Uniform! The first 100 Colorado Girl Scouts to earn the “Uniform to Uniform” patch before the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program ends on March 10 will receive this FREE patch. Learn how on the GSCO Blog: https://bit.ly/2VaYX1a

Best Cookie Dad contest: My daddy is AMAZING

Submitted by Gina A.

Metro Denver

Commerce City

My name is Gina. This is my first year in Girl Scouts and I am a Brownie. I am so excited about all the cool stuff we are doing. I am most excited to go camping!

My daddy is so amazing. He volunteers his time to help with my troop’s cookie sales. He loaded his truck with our cookies to help get our sales started. He helps with our sales booths and brings lunch and hot cocoa to us when it’s cold. I love my daddy because he is so amazing!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form and is part of the 2018 contest for Best Cookie Dad.  Is your Cookie Dad the best? Tell us about him and he’ll win a cool prize!

Colorado Rapids Scout Sleepover

Join us for the Colorado Rapids Scout Sleepover on Sept. 30, 2017! Cheer on the Rapids as they take on the Montreal Impact. Stay for the Scout Sleepover after the game at Dick’s Sporting Goods Field in Commerce City. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. The game starts at 7 p.m. with the sleepover following the game, including a movie and breakfast served in the morning.

The cost is $35/person for a seat in the south endline section. A portion from each ticket will go back to Girl Scouts of Colorado. Ticket includes admission to the Rapids game and sleepover. To purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.rapidstix.com/sleepovergs .
Please contact Andrea Garza with the Colorado Rapids at Andrea.Garza@TeamKSE.com or (303) 727-3724 with questions and orders of 20 or more.

We hope to see you there!

Commerce City Memorial Day Parade

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Submitted by Heidi Kane

Metro Denver


Sunset Hills and The Woods Service Units came together to celebrate Memorial Day and thank our veterans at the Commerce City Memorial Day Parade. It was an honor to show our Girl Scout pride, shake hands with local veterans, and remember our fallen heroes!

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“Night at the Oscars Hollywood” family dance

Submitted by Serenity C.

Metro Denver

Commerce City

Hello Girl Scouts, Friends, and Families,

My name is Serenity C. I am a Cadette in Troop 64393. January 14, 2017 at  6 p.m. my troop is hosting a family dance at the Adams County Fairground Waymire Dome in Henderson. The entrance fee is $8. Please share with troops and parents.

Dress your best or as your favorite celebrity and break out those holiday clothes one more time. We will give out our very own Oscar Awards for many subjects.

We have awesome items available at dance, including a 100 year Girl Scout Build-a-Bear with Brownie and Junior uniform and 50 year football Super Bowl patch Jersey’s with all 50 patches.

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Hollywood Oscars: Red carpet dance


Submitted by Serenity Christensen

Metro Denver

Commerce City

Hello Scouts and Families,

My name is Serenity Christensen. I am proud to announce that our Cadette Troop 64393 with Sunset Hills Service Unit is hosting a Hollywood: Night at the Oscars-Red Carpet Family Dance on January 14, 2017. This epic event will take place at 9755 Henderson Road at the Adams County Fairgrounds in the Waymire Dome from 6 – 9 p.m. Dress for the occasion because you could be nominated for our very own special oscars award (if you want of course). There will be a photo booth, live DJ, refreshments, snacks, and even door prize opportunities. Troop 64393 has custom designed our own patch for this event as well. Please don’t miss this amazing opportunity to come out with your families and friends and have an amazing time. The cost is $7 pre-purchased or it is $8 at the door. Please use this link: http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2017/hollywood_oscars_red.html

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