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Parker Troop Delivers 336 Packages of Cookie to Their Hometown Heroes

Submitted by Karen Grealy

Metro Denver

Parker

Seven Girl Scouts from Troop 66861 delivered 336 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to their Hometown Heroes. The girls decided to donate 48 packages of cookies to each of their individual schools.
They wanted to say thank you to the administrators, nurses, teachers, and custodial staff who have worked tirelessly to make in-person and remote learning possible this year.

These Girl Scouts have demonstrated perseverance through difficult times. They have withstood changes in school, Girl Scouts, and sports through the year. They are tough cookies and shining examples of what it means to be leaders in their community.

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.

Hearts Across the Miles: Thank you to Colorado Girl Scouts

Thank you to all the Girl Scouts who submitted APO addresses and delivered Hometown Hero Girl Scout Cookies as part of Hearts Across the Miles during the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program. This annual event sends cookies to deployed service members. This year, 5,092 packages of cookies were sent to 46 APO addresses, most of which were in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq, and Korea, as well as some Navy ships. We received the following notes from soldiers who received the cookies.

This one is from Kuwait.

Hello Girl Scouts of Colorado,

We received your cookies. I wanted to say thank you on behalf of all of my Soldiers. I attached a picture of us with cookies, and a few pictures of my females doing awesome things. Maybe these photos can inspire some of them. We work with food and animals! We all love our job! Thank you again!

This one is from Saudi Arabia.

Hello everyone and greetings from Saudi Arabia.  I wanted to reach out and thank you for the wonderful package we received recently.  It was unexpected but much appreciated.  We are a veterinary team that inspects food and water and also handles working dog and feral animal issues.  We are a small team and you sent a large box so we are going to share with the Air Force kennel staff next door, so we don’t all get overweight from all of those cookies.  We appreciate the cookies and more importantly the support, prayers and your words of encouragement.  I have attached a few pictures of our team.  Please let everyone know how grateful we are; the Girl Scouts of Colorado, the Hearts Across the Miles group, the students at Slavens School, and everyone else in the Colorado area.  It is a happy coincidence, but our unit, the 993rd Medical Detachment is based out of Aurora, Colorado so it was an even more special to see a package from our home state.  Thanks again. 

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.

Cookies for the Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital

Submitted by Ellie B.

Metro Denver

Parker

This was Andie’s fifth year selling cookies. Selling during during a pandemic shifted her selling strategies. She decided to make door hangers for customers in the neighborhood to order cookies, instead of her usual door-to-door selling cookies in-hand on starting day. She brought flyers with the QR code for her site to school and handed them out to her classmates and school staff. She contacted previous customers by phone. She used her family’s social media sites to publish her site and send thank you messages for those who ordered. The new sales tactics were successful. She quickly met and surpassed her goal of 400 packages.

The best part was one of the neighbors saw on the door hanger that Andie was going to deliver donated packages to the Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital. The neighbor called to ask for more details, and not only did the neighbor make a large donation, she also told her small business group about it, and some of those businesses also made donations. In the end, 140 packages of cookies were delivered to the Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital, plus three fleece blankets Andie made. Andie’s troop also contributed an additional 256 packages through the Gift of Caring program!

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.

Good Samaritan Hospital: Hometown Heroes

Submitted by Erin Mulligan

Metro Denver

Arvada

On Saturday, March 27, 2021, Kira and Taylor represented Daisy Troop 65528 and delivered 20 packages of donated Girl Scout Cookies to their Hometown Heroes, the staff of Good Samaritan Hospital in Lafayette.

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.

Cookie Box Innovation Challenge Powered by Arrow Electronics: Prize Announcement

Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors are gearing up to become innovators to make the world a better place through the Cookie Box Innovation Challenge powered by Arrow Electronics! Together with Arrow Electronics, GSCO will be challenging girls to design a prototype that addresses a problem in our community and beyond using Girl Scout cookie packages and other recycled materials.

Register now and join us for the virtual kickoff on May 14, 2021!

Throughout the program,  girls will be asked to attend workshops and complete activities to get their inner innovators thinking and creating. At the end of the program, all girls who complete the activities will earn their Cookie Box Innovation Challenge patch and be invited to enter the Arrow Innovation Fair and compete for amazing prizes thanks to Arrow Electronics!

First Place: $250 and a ride in the Arrow SAM Car!

Second Place: A ride in the Arrow SAM Car!

There will be one first and second place winner in grades 6-8 and one first and second place winner in grades 6-12. The SAM Car rides will be in the Denver Metro area in late October/early November. More details will be announced prior to the Arrow Innovation Fair.

You might be asking, what on earth is the Arrow SAM Car? The Arrow SAM Car is the only car like it in the world – a Corvette modified with advanced electronics so that a former race car driver with a disability can drive the car at racetrack speeds using only head controls and voice commands. You’ll learn how advanced electronics can expand mobility for those who are disabled. You will sit in the co-driver’s seat while an Arrow engineer drives you around a closed course testing acceleration, braking, and sharp cornering. You’ll get to experience a world-class innovation firsthand in this once in a lifetime experience!

Questions? Email girlexperience@gscolorado.org.

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.

Cookies for Hometown Heroes

Submitted by Cecelia Vigil

Western Colorado

Grand Junction

Cecelia chose her local post office where her dad works as her Hometown Hero this year. She sees the long hours they work to deliver essentials to people who didn’t want to leave home during the pandemic. Cecelia delivered 30 packages of cookies to her local post office. She also collected cookies for the military.

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.

Hometown Hero Cookies for Police Officers and Firefighters

 

Submitted by Destani Barnes

Pueblo & Southeastern CO

Pueblo

Troop 35131 collected more than 400 packages of Girl Scout Cookies and delivered them to the different fire stations and police stations throughout Pueblo and Pueblo West. The Girl Scouts wanted to let our first responders know just how grateful they are for their service.

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.

Gratitude for our Hometown Heroes at the Salud Health Center

Submitted by Jessica Holbrook

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Lupton

The Brownies of Troop 70757 chose our local Salud Health Center as their Hometown Hero this cookie season. The Salud Clinic stayed open through the pandemic offering COVID testing and support. The girls collected 95 packages to deliver to them.

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.

Daisies Sprouting

Submitted by Jordyn A.

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

After 11 years of selling Girl Scout Cookies, I was given the opportunity to be a Cookie Captain. Like the troop I was helping to lead, I started out as a Daisy 12 years ago. I thought it would be a great opportunity to take this chance because I wanted to mainly focus on my Gold Award this year, but still be involved in the cookie selling season. Being a Cookie Captain was perfect because I was involved in a leadership roll, met a group of some very bright young girls, and still got to be involved in this year’s cookie season.

As a Cookie Captain, I attended multiple cookie booths with the girls, as well as a meeting to talk about importance of greetings, manners, and marketing when selling cookies. The troop was very smart and all understood how to act according to the Girl Scout Law. I would also make posters for booths, including holiday and special event posters. In doing all this, I still let them have full independence when speaking with buyers, handling money, and communicating with customers (with guidance if needed).

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.

Hometown Heroes: Denver Rescue Mission

Submitted by Jessica Spangler

Metro Denver

Denver

Girl Scout Juniors Julianna and Kennedy, and Girl Scout Daisy Summer of multi-level Troop 65659 came together to deliver more than 70 packages of donated cookies to the staff and volunteers of the Denver Rescue Mission. The girls gave the cookies to staff member Krista who thanked them for their donation.

The troop’s Girl Scout Senior Elizabeth asked the rest of the girls if they would choose the Rescue Mission as their Hometown Hero this year. In January, she met virtually with the Rescue Mission’s Public Relations Manager and learned that it benefits from amazing volunteers each day who continue to serve meals to people without homes throughout the pandemic. The troop agreed that they are heroes in our community.

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.