Tag Archives: COVID

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.

Aurora Brownies Give Back During COVID-19 Pandemic

Troop 65343 of Aurora is bringing joy to residents at more than 30 nursing homes and hospice centers this holiday season! These ten Girl Scout Brownies are second graders at Rolling Hills Elementary School. They teamed up with Sun Tree Hospice of Colorado for a project called “Mail for Seniors.” The girls made and collected more than 150 cards to hang on garlands at the centers. Residents can now walk up and read the cards instead of touching them.

One of the girls in the troop talked with AuroraTV about the project. You can watch her interview here: https://www.auroratv.org/video/aurora-now-december-16-2020?jwsource=cl

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.

Spreading Christmas Cheer

Submitted by Kendall Simono

Metro Denver

Brighton

We were thinking about an elderly friend of ours who is going to be alone this Christmas because her sister (who lived with her) passed away earlier this year. And because she doesn’t live in Colorado for us to visit, my daughter decided to make her a snowflake ornament out of beads to let her know we were thinking of her along with a letter. Because we had extra materials, she decided to make ornaments for older neighbors on our block to brighten their day (and maybe their trees) along with a simple note of happy holidays. We’ve been told this really made them smile.

Due to COVID, we’ve been spending a lot of time on crafts to keep us busy so why not share them with others to keep a smile on their face during this lonely time (for some).

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.

Cadettes Collect Items for Irving Street Women’s Shelter

Submitted by Media Star Charlotte H.

Metro Denver

Highlands Ranch

My Cadette Troop 61631 from Highlands Ranch led a drive for Denver’s Irving Street Women’s Shelter. Our troop started with a Zoom meeting to figure out what we wanted to accomplish. We selected this organization because we wanted to help women. Irving Street Women’s Shelter houses up to 25 women at a time, and women who live there are experiencing homelessness due to disability or mental health issues. Women can be welcomed to this residence to feel safe. 

Because of COVID, residents are limited to what they are able to do. We decided to collect gently used or new activities such as books, games, puzzles, and crafts. With winter coming, we also collected socks, gloves, and gently used clothes. 

Five girls from our troop participated. We designed flyers that were printed and given to neighbors. We also created digital flyers that we asked our parents to share on social media. Plus, our sister Junior Troop 66441 donated almost three dozen Fall Product Program items, such as candy and nuts for our drive. It felt good to help other women. We also made holiday cards to brighten their day.

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.