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Colorado Springs Girl Scout helps pay it forward

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Submitted by Irelynn Sarchett

Colorado Springs

Pikes Peak

This weekend, I took Irelynn downtown with her wagon to sell cookies. A man told her he didn’t want cookies but gave her $20 and told her to find 5 people that probably couldn’t afford to buy cookies. She gave the cookies to 4 homeless men that were so thankful to receive them. One guy told her he’s always wanted to try them. The last box was given to a man with a toddler at the bus station that just didn’t have any money for cookies. It made Irelynn feel so good to do something so simple to make someone smile. It was a very humbling experience for the both of us. A big high five to the man that gave her the $20.

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Multi-tasking amazing Cookie Dad

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Submitted by Anita Lucero

Colorado Springs

Pikes Peak

Our best is the best! He works full time, runs a cookie cupboard, takes care of our brother, and has helped us at a cookie booth almost every day to help us reach our cookie goals.  Between the 2 of us we have sold over 3000 packages of cookies and we aren’t done yet!  Thank you to our dad for always helping us and being a great support to helping us, our troop, and the many other troops of Colorado Springs meet their goals by having cookies in stock!  We love you!

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Girl Scouts sell to local radio station

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Submitted by Serenity Christensen

Commerce City

Denver Metro

My name is Serenity and this cookie season was a blast! Me and my friend Beth thought it would be amazing to sell to local radio stations. So, we looked up numbers and called a bunch of them. Most said no thank you but when we called 100.3 a guy answered and said he’d love to buy cookies from us if we could guess who he was. So we quickly Googled his name and just by chance we guessed correctly….it was Bo from 100.3 The Mix. He said he would buy an entire case from each of us. So, the next day our momma drove us all the way down to this huge gold building. We got to tour the radio station and meet other people who worked there, but best of all we got to be guest DJs on the radio station and Bo aired us live. We had so much fun ! Thank you Girl Scouts for making these opportunities possible for every girl scout 🙂

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Announcing the 2016 Top Seller Events

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As the 2016 Cookie Sale draws to a close, now is the time for troops and girls to make reward choices.  Information regarding each of the Top Seller events being offered this year as well as the Top 16 of 16 event and Troop Cookie Camps is below. Once the sale concludes, all girls/troops eligible for the below rewards will receive an email with further information and instructions on how to confirm attendance, purchase additional tickets, etc.

750+ TOP SELLER EVENTS

All girls who attend one of the below events will also receive a Top Seller Medallion. If a girl chooses to not to attend any of the below, she will be mailed a Top Seller Medallion and a $50 Cookie Credit card.

  • Saturday, June 11th – Broadmoor Seven Falls and Medallion
    Each girl who chooses this Top Seller event will receive admission and lunch for herself and an adult guardian. Additional child and adult tickets with lunch can be purchased thru GSCO; amounts are limited.
  • Saturday, June 18th – Renaissance Faire and Medallion
    Each girl who chooses this Top Seller event will receive admission and lunch for herself and an adult guardian. Additional child and adult tickets with lunch can be purchased thru GSCO; amounts are limited. 
  • Saturday, June 25th – Glenwood Caverns and Medallion
    Each girl who chooses this Top Seller event will receive a Day Pass (including rides and cave tours) and lunch for herself and an adult guardian. Additional child and adult passes with lunch can be purchased thru GSCO; amounts are limited.
  • Saturday, June 25th – Denver Dinner and Medallion
    Each girl who chooses this Top Seller event will receive an invitation for her and an adult guardian to the Denver Top Seller dinner being held at Marriott Denver Tech Center hotel. Additional tickets can be purchased thru GSCO; amounts are limited. 

TOP 16 OF 16 DINNER

Saturday, July 23rd
The Top 16 selling girls in the state will receive an invite to lunch with Stephanie Foote, the CEO of Girl Scouts of Colorado. Only Daisy and Brownies will be allowed to bring an adult guardian with them, should they choose to do so.

TROOP COOKIE CAMPS

Troop Cookie Camps are being offered as a reward to troops with a selling girl average of 550+. Each troop will have the opportunity to attend one of the below Cookie Camps. The exact details of the below schedules are subject to change.

Friday, August 5th – Saturday, August 6th at Sky High Ranch
All the camp locations at Sky High will be cabins; some with heat and electricity and others without.

  •  3-3:30pm – Park in Parking Lot, check-in is up the hill at the Dining Hall/Office
  • 3:30-4:00pm – Move in
  • 4:30-5:15pm – Craft
  • 5:30pm – Dinner
  • 6:30pm – Flag
  • 6:45pm – Campfire and S’mores
  • 9:00pm – Star gazing/Cat Eye Hike (Troop Choice)
  •  7:45am – Flag
  • 8:00am – Breakfast
  • 8:45am-12:30pm – Activities (45 min sessions)
  • Session 1- Archery
  • Session 2 – Orienteering
  • Session 3 –Shelter Building/Survival Skills
  • Session 4 –Scavenger Hunt
  • 12:30pm – Lunch
  • 1:15pm – Dance Party
  • 2:00pm – Pack up and go home!

Friday, August 26th – Saturday, August 27th at Sky High Ranch
All the camp locations at Sky High will be cabins; some with heat and electricity and others without.

  • 3:00pm-3:30pm – Park in Parking Lot, check-in is up the hill at the Dining Hall/Office
  • 3:30pm-4:00pm – Move in
  • 4:30pm-5:15pm – Craft
  • 5:30pm – Dinner
  • 6:30pm – Flag
  • 6:45pm – Campfire and S’mores
  • 9:00pm – Star gazing/Cat Eye Hike (Troop’s Choice)
  • 7:45am – Flag
  • 8:00am – Breakfast
  • 8:45-12:30 Activities (45 min sessions)
  • Session 1- Archery
  • Session 2 – Orienteering
  • Session 3 –Shelter Building/Survival Skills
  • Session 4 –Scavenger Hunt
  • 12:30pm – Lunch
  • 1:15pm – Dance Party
  • 2:00pm – Pack up and go home

Friday, August 5th – Sunday, August 7th at Colorado National Monument
All locations will be tent camping.

  • 6:00pm on 8/5 – Arrival
  • 11:30am on 8/7 – Departure

Activities include:

  • Hiking with the Ranger and other hikes
  • Preparing a meal with a chef (every troop will have a chance to cook with the chef)
  • Compass course
  • Night hike
  • Flag Ceremonies
  • Visitor Center
  • Astronomy
  • Working on badge requirements
  • Campfire (with or without a real fire)

Daisy melts a heart with kindness

Submitted by Cricket Hawkins

Avon

Mountain Communities

Lily and her mom went to supper after her cookie booth this weekend.  She and her mom decided to buy a box of cookies for their waitress.  Lily wrote a note to give with the box which read: “You are the best you. Love, A Girl Scout Lily.”  The waitress was pretty touched…You are the best Lily!

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Hard work helped Rylee surpass her Cookie Goal

Submitted by Rylee Kardoes

Arvada

Denver Metro

My daughter Rylee sold cookies for the first time last year. She sold 460 boxes so she set a goal this year of 500 because she figured a little extra work could get her to her goal. She worked so hard even after not being able sell the first week because of two sick brothers and then getting sick herself. She thought she wouldn’t reach her goal because she started later than most girls! She ended up reaching over 800 boxes! She was surprised and so was I! We are so proud of her and the hard work she had to put in just to get there!

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Encouraged by another troop

Submitted by Maggie Donohue

Aurora

Denver Metro

My name is Maggie and I am a Junior.  I was doing door-to-door sales with my parents.  We had walked 12 blocks.  I was close to finishing the route and my sales were not as great as I hoped.  1 in every 10 houses would buy cookies.  I wanted to sell at least 10 more boxes but had only two houses left.  I was a little sad.  I rang the last doorbell and met another troop mom.   She had a garage full of cookies but bought one box of do-si-dos.  Then she smiled and gave me an “encouragement gift”!  A small painted milk jug to drink from when I had cookies at my house!  This cheered me up so much!  On the bottom of my jug it says Laura and Kelly!  Thank you Laura and Kelly and your troop mom for helping my heart feel better!

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Tessa’s Cookie Story

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Submitted by Tessa Baker

Lone Tree

Denver Metro

Hi. My name is Tessa from Junior Troop 59 in Lone Tree and this is my Cookie Story.

Our troop cookie goals are tent camping and canoeing at Horsetooth Reservoir, as well as hotel camping this year.

Our Hometown Hero Cookies are being donated to Ronald McDonald House near Childrens Hospital. We will be cooking and serving breakfast when delivering our cookie donations.

I am becoming more comfortable about talking to customers. My math with counting money and counting back change to customers has improved.

I have enjoyed practicing speed cup stacking and performing this at our cookie booths this year in front of customers.

Thank you for reading my Cookie Story!

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Diana’s Cookie Story

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Submitted by Diana Baker

Lone Tree

Denver Metro

Hi. My name is Diana and I am from Brownie Troop 61226 in Lone Tree.

Our Troop goal is earning money for tent camping and hotel camping this year. I need to sell 170 boxes to help reach this goal.

Our Home Town Hero Cookies are being donated to Animal Shelter Volunteers.

I have learned that when you sing songs, have decorated signs and wear cookie costumes, you get more customers. Customers like energy!

My new skill is how to count back change to customers.

Thank you for reading my Cookie Story!

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