Daisy Troop 26237 of Pagosa Springs set a goal to “Bunk with the Beasts” at Denver Zoo with their money earned from the Girl Scout Cookie Program. They did just that in June! The girls made so many memories together from building Girl Scout Thin Mint bears at Build-A-Bear to walking Denver Zoo at night to learn about the different animals and what makes them unique. It was an incredibly memorable experience for all!
Girl Scout Troop 2393 saved their cookie money for three years and spent a week in Alaska and Canada! They studied ice melt, glaciers, and went dog sledding, zip-lining, kayaking, and sight-seeing in Alaska. On July 1, they were in Canada and spent Canada Day (a Canadian holiday similar to our 4th of July) with a local Girl Guide unit. The Girl Guides took them all around the city of Victoria and afterwards the girls watched fireworks and became great friends!
Troop 40698 selected Children’s Hospital Colorado as their Hometown Hero. In addition to delivering Girl Scout Cookies, Girl Scouts used cookie proceeds to purchase coloring books, sketch books, crayons, color pencils, and markers for all ages.
The Girl Scouts of Colorado Product Program Team is currently preparing for the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Program. We want to give girls and volunteers a chance to cast their vote on rewards for the program. Please click on this link to access our online voting tool. The survey will only be open until Friday, July 26, 2019.
Troop 36267 gave back to our Pueblo community by delivering 45 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to Firehouse #4 in Pueblo. These Girl Scouts also helped clean up City Park for part of their community service for the year.
I wanted to share some of our experiences in Savannah and Tybee Island. We’ve saved cookie money for several years and the girls were finally able to plan and execute a trip to the East Coast to check out where Girl Scouts started. Our girls are first year Girl Scout Seniors from Fort Collins. We’re having an awesome trip and not only learning about the incredible history, but learning about each other as well. We’ve spent time at the beach, completed a program to earn the GA coastal badge at the Marine Science center, toured the historical Tybee Island lighthouse, went on a historical Savannah Carriage ride, completed the Old Fort Jackson Girl Scout militia experience, toured Juliette Gordon Low’s birthplace, saw the Girl Scout First Headquarters, and the Andrew Low house. We’ve also had fun discovering the secrets of Savannah each day like Forsyth Park and River Street. We plan on visiting Skidaway Island State Park and doing some hiking, as well as some more beach time. The girls have worked together to plan, cook, and clean most of our meals and have worked hard to keep us on budget.
Troop 59 Cadettes delivered 720 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to UCHealth Oncology staff and support personnel around Metro Denver. Girl Scouts met with Medical Director of Oncology Dr. Regina Brown an inspiring leader in our community who is also a Girl Scout alum. They learned about her career and what’s helped her to find success.
Troop 67445 delivered 75 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to Ronald McDonald House of Denver, their Hometown Hero. Athena is one of the Girl Scouts in the troop. Her younger brother had brain surgery last summer at Nationwide Children’s in Ohio and the family stayed at the Ronald McDonald House there. Athena met a Girl Scout troop there who came to make cookies for the guests. She was very grateful for everything they provided and wanted to give back. When her Girl Scout sisters in Colorado heard her story, they all wanted to help as well. We are happy to report that Athena’s is doing great!
Girl Scout Cadette Troop 63317 delivered Girl Scout Cookies to their Hometown Hero, Children’s Hospital Colorado – North Campus. The Girl Scouts wanted to thank the doctors and nursing staff. They also brought a thank you poster and get well and positive message cards for patients.
With help from her multi-level Girl Scout troop, Senior Makayla completed the Journey “Mission: Sisterhood.” As her sisterhood issue, she chose improving relationships between mothers and their children, specifically those under additional stress due to homelessness. She wanted family art projects to help children be calmer and more cooperative with their mothers by building their relationship. With her troop, she created a beautifully painted wooden container to install at the local domestic violence shelter, Arising Hope. The troop then filled the painted container with art supplies they purchased with funds they raised as part of the Girl Scout Cookie Program. A set of laminated instructions for three art projects that would encourage mothers and children to bond were included, and Makayla wrote a personal cover letter explaining the goal of her project and inspiring mothers to do the projects together with their children as a family.
When asked “What have you learned from the troop that you can use in your daily life?”
Makayla responds “It’s easy to make friends.”
She said sisterhood is important because it’s nice to help people, and they will be there for you when you need help.
Makayla and her troop expanded their network when they visited a horse rescue and learned how a woman became the owner of a nonprofit and advocates for horses. She met Keith, who volunteers at the nonprofit Arising Hope shelter and happily agreed to accept donations of art supplies for Makayla’s project. Learning about these careers was eye opening for Makayla, who wants to be a baker. She said she would like to bake for a shelter to serve its residents. “Our project is meaningful because it will help other people.”
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