Tag Archives: COVID-19

Racing Derby Virtual Style

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Fort Collins

Northern & Northeastern CO

The girls of Troop 70720 hosted their second annual racing derby! This year looked a little different than last year because of COVID and all the restrictions going on across the state. However, that did not stop them from hosting this event. We figured out staggered and safe drop off times and then live-streamed the event on YouTube. While there were a few technical glitches at the beginning, it all worked out well and we think everyone had a really good time 🙂 Thank you to the girls who signed up to participate and made cars 🙂 This event couldn’t happen without all of you and some of your cars are pretty amazing.

Look for the event back again next year! Hopefully, it will be able to be in person and live streamed!

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 was at the can send in her story here.

Virtual Bingo

Submitted by Christine Kucera

Mountain Communities

Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs Girl Scout Troops 54313 and 54595 ran a virtual bingo service unit wide event in December. Girls from all levels and multiple troops joined together to play bingo. Prizes were all gift certificates to local businesses. Most were purchased from a grant from the Lufkin Family. Donations were gratuitously given from Deja Vu Boutique with consignment clothes and jewelry; Cowboys and Indians with Native American home goods; and Lyon’s Corner Drug and Soda Fountain with an old fashioned soda jerk with specialty ice cream. Girls were excited to play bingo cards with different themes of holiday words, song titles, and Girl Scout words. Fortunately, everyone won a prize and a patch. While it’s hard to get together and have fun during this COVID isolation, Steamboat had a great time virtually while supporting 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 was at the can send in her story here.

Girl Scout Cookies available in Colorado on January 31

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is NOT cancelled! Starting January 31, Colorado Girl Scouts will be selling your favorite cookies in safe and innovative ways. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, girls are adapting their sales methods to include:

  • Hosting virtual and drive-thru cookie booths. You can text COOKIES to 59618 (message and data rates may apply) or use the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app for free on iOS or Android devices to find booths in your area.
  • Making porch drop-offs to friends and family.
  • Creating their own websites using the Digital Cookie platform to take online orders. If you know a registered Girl Scout, reach out to her to get the link to her website. If you don’t know a Girl Scout, visit girlscoutsofcolorado.org/cookies on February 1 to purchase cookies from a local troop for direct shipment to your home or donate to local non-profits or the military.
  • Starting February 12, a new national collaboration with Grubhub will allow girls in select Colorado locations to take contact-free pickup and delivery orders. A hands-on experience in managing e-commerce, Girl Scouts will track and fulfill orders placed at grubhub.com/food/girl_scouts, manage inventory, and more, all using Grubhub’s back-end technology. As always, proceeds stay in Colorado. Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) are grateful to Grubhub for waiving all fees for the organization to make this new delivery option feasible for sales without reducing proceeds.

Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Dos-si-Dos, and Lemon-Ups are $4/package. S’mores and gluten-free Toffee-tastic are $5/package. The 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program ends Sunday, March 7.

Now more than ever, Girl Scouts are relying on your support and the support of the community to meet their goals and make our world a better place. Last year, Troop 65430 from Highlands Ranch – Lone Tree used money earned from the Girl Scout Cookie Program to make masks, sneeze guards, and lanyards for teachers and staff at their school. This personal protective equipment helped keep everyone safe by slowing the spread of COVID-19.

“We’ve all been through a lot this past year and are longing for something that feels like normal,” said Leanna Clark, CEO of Girl Scouts of Colorado. “What’s more reliable and comforting than Girl Scout Cookies? We are excited to be able to sell in new and innovative ways this year and hope the community will support our girls as they learn about entrepreneurship and run their own cookie businesses.”

Each purchase of Girl Scout Cookies supports girls in developing five lifelong skills: goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. When you purchase cookies, you are helping girls power their Girl Scout Leadership Experience, and you’re supporting female entrepreneurs. The important leadership, business, and financial literacy skills girls learn through the program position them for success in the future.

Making the world a better place is central to the Girl Scout mission. During the Girl Scout Cookie Program, Girl Scouts honor non-profit organizations, food banks, military, and uniformed personnel through Girl Scouts’ Hometown Heroes/Gift of Caring program. Through this program, customers have the opportunity to purchase a package of cookies to donate to Girl Scouts’ heroes – a perfect solution for those who pass on the tempting treats! Girls learn about the invaluable work of their recipients by taking tours, learning about careers in public service and helping with service projects. All Hometown Heroes/Gift of Caring purchases may be eligible for a tax deduction. The 2021 goal for the Hometown Heroes/Gift of Caring program in Colorado is 200,000 packages.

All Girl Scout Cookie varieties contain zero grams of trans fat per serving. Thin Mints are vegan. Do-si-Dos and Trefoils have no hydrogenated oils. Further information about Girl Scout Cookie ingredients can be found at littlebrownie.com. High resolution images of Girl Scout Cookies and Colorado Girl Scouts selling cookies are available upon request.

Girl Scout Face Masks

Submitted by Karen Wilson

Metro Denver

Aurora

We have wanted to go to Europe since we were Brownies. Due to COVID and Pax Lodge being closed in 2021, we will be Europe bound in 2022. Help us make our way to London and Ireland by purchasing one of our Girl Scout face masks, which are available in pink or green. We will deliver or mail.

As a way to earn money for our trip, we thought that the most stylish thing to wear while selling cookies is a Girl Scout face mask. We have them available in pink and green. Each mask is $7. It is lined, has an adjustable nose piece, and adjustable elastic. We will deliver if you are within an hours drive from Aurora or mail to those who are farther away. Use this link to order yours: https://forms.gle/jPWwYrUkbw8Yf2rC9

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 was at the can send in her story here.

Silver Award Project: Stress Relief Kits for Kids

Submitted by Heidi Kane

Metro Denver

Thornton

Alanna from Troop 62816 completed her Silver Award project, Stress Relief Kits for Kids. She put together kits to help relieve stress during COVID. She made videos on how each activity worked and teamed up with the Adams 12 school district  to distribute her kits during free lunch distribution hours during the summer! She also worked with a few local troops, teaching younger Girl Scouts how to do the activities that help relieve stress.

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 was at the can send in her story here.

Silver Award Project: Activity Boards for Alzheimer’s Patients

Submitted by Heather Browning

Metro Denver

Denver

Current conditions have provided both opportunities and roadblocks for our girls to reach out and help their communities. Despite difficult times, Alexis was able to collect enough donations to create 11 activity boards for Alzheimer’s patients at Juniper Village located in Aurora, Colorado. The boards were made for people suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and other memory disorders for the purpose of helping keep their minds active. The boards included items such as light switches, fabrics, beads, loops for stringing, and more.

By completing this project, Alexis earned the Silver Award, the highest honor for a Girl Scout Cadette.

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.

Hanging Together During the Holidays

Submitted by Kalissa Braga

Metro Denver

Highlands Ranch

Junior Troop 66441 met at the Parker Ice Trail to do some ice skating, the first time for many of our girls! They are using it as part of their Snow Adventure and Trail Adventure badges.

Daisy Troop 67307 did a virtual holiday party! The girls found all supplies and their holiday presents delivered the night before. We then met on Zoom and did a few “Would you rather…” holiday edition questions and made a snowman canvas together!

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.

Food and Supply Donations for Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Submitted by Kim Frederking

Metro Denver

Highlands Ranch

Our Junior troop held a food and supply drive for Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Pine Ridge is home to The Lakota People. They have been hit hard by COVID-19.  Pine Ridge median income is approximately $2,600 to $3,500 per year. There is an estimated average of 17 people living in each family home. Many homes only have two to three bedrooms.  We received hundreds of items! We want to thank the Highlands Ranch and Backcountry community for their overwhelming generosity!

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.

Silver Award Project: A Bag of Their Own

Submitted by Danielle T.

Metro Denver

Arvada

McKenna, a Cadette with Troop 62629 in Arvada, is pushing through with her Silver Award project during COVID! Her project, “A Bag of Their Own,” consists of collecting backpacks/diaper bags, clothing/pajamas/hygiene items/books/activity items (birth-17) for kids in foster care/adoption facilities. She had her first drop off yesterday with Packs of Hope in Arvada!

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.

Troop 26242 Finds Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer

Submitted by Allison Brown

Southwestern CO

Durango

COVID-19 can’t slow these girls down! Even with remote learning, mask wearing, and social distancing guidelines in place, Troop 26242 is finding a way to spread holiday cheer. During a Zoom troop meeting, the girls decided to help families who couldn’t afford a proper Thanksgiving meal. The troop sponsored three families, giving them the opportunity to celebrate with family, without a financial burden! These girls then decided to fully sponsor a family for Christmas! Following county guidelines, the girls were able to shop, wrap, and deliver while staying safe and keeping others safe! Last week, a full Christmas was delivered to the grandmother of the family for delivery on Christmas Day! I am so proud of these girls to think beyond themselves and spread holiday cheer! How can your troop stay connected and help the 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.