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Best Cookie Video contest: Troop 51201’s cookie video

Submitted by Stacey Maule

Mountain Communities

Eagle

We love to adventure and are focused on learning about the outdoors! This year, we have been exploring our local environment in Colorado. With our cookie money, we are planning to go to Costa Rica so we can learn about a tropical place and experience the outdoors in a different place. We hope you will help us get to our goal!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form and is part of the 2018 contest for Best Cookie Video.

Cadettes stay up all night to earn Night Owl badge!

Submitted by Jessica Gentilini

Eagle

Nestled in a beautiful log cabin home, nearly all the Cadettes of Eagle County came together to earn the Night Owl badge. This was the first time the girls, from several troops, met as a group. After a rededication and investiture ceremony (Welcome to our two new girls!), the night kicked off with some ice-breaker games and learning about constellations and nocturnal animals. However, the real fun was staying up until 2:00 a.m. bonding with each other over glow-in-the-dark face paint, black lights and teen pop music!

The girls are already planning their next adventures together earning the Trailblazing and Primitive Camper badges. Look out Spring, here we come…

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

The most fun ever: PA hours completed

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Submitted by Jessica Gentilini

Mountain Communities

Eagle

Girl Scout Cadettes Hailey Gentilini and Olivia Ferzacca from Service Unit 5 (Mountain Communities) recently completed their Program Aide (PA) hours by teaching brand-new Brownie Troop 56349 the Girl Scout Promise and Law and how they relate to us as Girl Scouts. They read the Brownie story and each girl got to take a turn identifying who the Brownie in the reflection was. After the story, the girls learned the Brownie Smile song, made a SWAP, and passed the silent hand-squeeze wish around the circle before twisting around and departing from their first meeting. As Olivia and Hailey reflected on how they thought they did, which was awesome by the way, they both thought working with the Brownies was the most fun ever and can’t wait to plan and run an event for more girls!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments too.

Eagle Girl Scout receives Mary Jo Jacobs, M.D. Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund

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Junior Girl Scout Mya D. of Eagle is headed to Girl Scouts of Colorado summer camp after receiving the Mary Jo Jacobs, M.D. Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund. Mya is excited to attend “Penthalon” at Sky High Ranch in July 2017. While she has been on many camping adventures with her troop, this will be Mya’s first time away from home to attend a week-long camp. Read a portion of Mya’s scholarship essay:

Girl Scouts is important to me because it teaches me stuff that I wouldn’t normally get taught at school. Dr. Mary Jo Jacobs’ story was inspiring to me for many reasons. I like that she never stopped learning and that she helped people and that she always tried to do her best. Dr. Jacobs was a true leader herself and I think that Girl scouts help her with that too. 

What I really like about Dr. Jacobs is that she kept going to school to get more knowledge. I like that because she is trying new things and that is courageous. It also takes strength and that is part of the Girl Scout Law. 

Another thing that I like about her is that she helped make Eagle a better place by becoming one of the first doctors here. I live in Eagle so that means a lot to me to know that she helped a lot of people here. 

Girl Scouts has taught me to be a leader and to trust each other. It teaches us to be kind, caring, loyal and responsible. It means to be a sister to every Girl scout. Some of my favorite memories are of rifle shooting and sleeping in teepees and a “cat eye” hike we did as a troop last year. I love to be outdoors just like Dr. Jacobs.”

Mary Jo’s four children established the scholarship in December 2014 to honor their mother’s extraordinary legacy. As an 8-year-old girl growing up in 1937, Mary Jo wanted a new pair of roller skates. She wanted them more than anything in world— until she learned her Brownie troop was going to be able to go to summer camp. Mary Jo had to make a choice: spend the $8 she had worked so hard to earn on roller skates or Girl Scout camp? For Mary Jo, the decision was simple. She was going to Girl Scout camp. Mary Jo’s mother walked her to the local Girl Scout office, so she could be the first to register. A reporter for the Artesia Daily Press in New Mexico even wrote a story about Mary Jo and her decision.

After returning home from camp, Mary Jo continued to participate in Girl Scout activities, including going to camp. Eventually, she became a doctor and worked tirelessly to serve the people of Eagle and Garfield Counties, Colorado.

The Mary Jo Jacobs, M.D. Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund provides Girl Scouts from Eagle and Garfield counties in Colorado with a scholarship so they can experience the learning opportunities, joy, and camaraderie of attending Girl Scout Camp. “Our hope is that that many girls will have the same positive experience, education and adventure that mom had through her involvement in Girl Scouting and her opportunity to attend Girl Scout camp,” said Dr. Patricia VanDevander, daughter of Dr. Mary Jo Jacobs.

Registration for Girl Scout Camp is now underway on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website at girlscoutsofcolorado.org. For summer 2017, girls can attend overnight camp sessions at Sky High Ranch near Manitou Lake and Woodland Park or perennial favorite Tomahawk Ranch near Bailey, southwest of Denver. Activities include archery, backpacking, photography, and rock climbing. Overnight camp runs from 3 to 12 days for girls ages 6 and up.  Girl Scouts of Colorado will continue to offer day camping adventures throughout the state. The summer camp schedule is live on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website (girlscoutsofcolorado.org). Girl Scout summer camp programs are open to all girls throughout Colorado, whether they’re in a troop or not, and new campers get a 10-percent discount.

Girl Scouts has been helping girls shine for more than 100 years. Girl Scouts of Colorado is proud to serve more than 20,000 girls across the state with the help and support of 10,000 adult volunteers! Learn more how you can be part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience by visiting girlscoutsofcolorado.org, calling 1-877-404-5708, or emailing inquiry@gscolorado.org.

 

Eagle Brownie Troop 50852 works on Eagle River Watershed Restoration Project

 

Submitted by cricket Hawkins

Eagle

Mountain Communities

For the past six years the Eagle River Watershed Council (ERWC) has been working on a 1.6 mile stretch of the Eagle River to improve the aquatic and riparian habitat. Now in the final phase of their project, ERWC removed protective cages from around Narrowleaf Cottonwood trees on April 11. The girls helped by painting the trunks with a sand paint to deter beaver predation. This project is part of their work on the Wonders of Water Journey.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments too.

Troop 53724 earns Troop Excellence patch

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Submitted by Jessica Gentilini

Eagle

Mountain Communities

Troop 53724 has been working really hard to earn their Troop Excellence award as well as their Bronze Award. Some of the projects they have worked on include organizing and running a craft/skit or song table at the S’more Campfire Kickoff that was held in Eagle this year. This event welcomed new girls to come and check out what Girl Scouting is all about and our troop was very excited to tell them their experiences in GS as well as help!

In earning their Global Action badge, they also learned about the need for purifying drinking water and what other kids around the globe face when that is not an option. The girls got to filter “dirty” water with a coffee filter in an attempt to find a solution.

Our troop really grew as leaders this year! Each girl explored her strongest leadership quality and how to develop it further to become an even more effective leader. They then interviewed the Town of Eagle Energy Conservation specialists to learn about what projects the town is working on and how it might inspire them in achieving their Bronze Award this year. More to follow as they complete their Bronze…. Great work girls!!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments too.

Girls from Brownie Troop 52633 in Eagle earn their Community Helper badge

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Submitted by Cricket Hawkins

Eagle

Mountain Communities

Sage Sappenfield and Grace Aalto helped Leader Kristina Sappenfield pick up trash for the annual Eagle River Watershed Council’s Highway Cleanup on Saturday April 25. The team filled four large bags with trash found on Capitol Street and were then treated to a BBQ lunch for all volunteers at Arrowhead.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments too.

Eagle Girl Scout Troop holds Healthy Food Drive

Submitted by Sarah Braucht
Eagle

Eagle Girl Scout Troop 3724 would like to thank the community that so graciously and generously supported its ³Healthy Food Drive!² The girls decided on this project to complete their Journey ³It’s Our World ‹ Change It² because helping families in need to eat healthy was very important to them. We are so proud of them for all the time and commitment they put into this effort! These girls are true leaders! Look for more greatness to come, and thanks again for your support!

This story was submitted via the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments too.