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Cookies for Swedish Medical Center

Girl Scout Daisy Troop 68042 from South Denver/Englewood delivered more than 450 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to their Hometown Heroes, Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, on Monday, March 8, 2021. The girls chose Swedish Medical Center as their Hometown Hero because it serves their community and because they know how hard doctors, nurses, and other staff members are working to keep their community safe during the pandemic. These Daisies view their local frontline workers as superheroes in white capes, so honoring and thanking them with cookies was a no brainer!

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 67254 Community Clean-Up

Submitted by Josephine Hamm

Metro Denver


Several of our girls spent their Monday afternoon celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day by spreading love in our community. Girls from our troop went out and took pride in their community by picking up trash. They practiced social distancing by dividing and conquering. Girls proudly wore their Girl Scout Junior vests,  face masks, and disposable gloves, as well as carried trash bags. One of our Juniors headed to Cottonwood Creek Elementary School with her younger Daisy sister and led her in a trash pick-up effort. She let her younger sister get the bigger “better” pieces of trash that had blown around the school yard. Another Junior took a nice hike with her younger brother to pickup trash around the Cherry Creek Reservoir. Thankfully, they didn’t find much trash. Another Junior picked up cigarette butts and trash in her neighborhood common area. At the end, the girls took pride in knowing they did their small part to make their community better.

Our girls showed their Girl Scout spirit and definitely exude the Girl Scout Law. While other kids were out playing, our girls took time to make a difference in their community and a couple even mentored their younger siblings. There is nothing glamorous about picking up trash, but they felt a great sense of accomplishment when they were done cleaning the areas they had concentrated on. As a parent and Girl Scout leader, I’m so proud of our small, but mighty Junior Troop 67254.

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.

Brownie Troop 67255 Earns Pets Badge

Submitted by Sara Smaling

Metro Denver


Third Grade Brownie Troop 67255 recently earned their Pets badge. While learning all about pet care, the girls also had fun making fleece dog blankets. The troop donated the blankets, along with some canned dog food, to the Little Old Dog Sanctuary. The sanctuary rescues old and special needs dogs and cares for them to their end of life.

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.

Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend: Cherry Creek State Park

Submitted by Sara Smaling

Metro Denver


Brownie Troop 67255 celebrated Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend by enjoying a hike along the Pipeline and Wetlands Trail at Cherry Creek State Park.

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.

Robot Building Party – Englewood Schools (Virtual)

Bring a friend, make new ones, and build a ROBOT with Girl Scouts! This event is for upcoming Girl Scouts! Participants will enjoy engaging with other girls in a creative, educational environment under the guidance and encouragement of Girl Scout staff. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to attend.

We have three date options to choose from (please select one):

July 24 (Friday) at 9:30 am – 10:30 am

August 2 (Sunday) at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

August 6 (Thursday) at 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Pre-registration is required to maintain capacity, track attendance and for virtual quality assurance, etc. Please register at: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/robot_building_party_englewood_virtual

Before this event, please take the time to review the Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Internet Safety Pledge, and then virtually sign it with your girl. As always, safety is a top priority at Girl Scouts of Colorado, and we want to ensure she is staying safe while online Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Internet Safety Pledge.

If you have any questions about this event: Bambi.Dingman@gscolorado.org or have trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

Thank healthcare heroes virtually

Submitted by Jennifer Emerson

Metro Denver


I am Girl Scout leader and troop cookie manager in the Dandelion Service Unit. Kareen Shapiro, whose daughter is my troop, and I co-founded Raising Kindness Colorado. Our mission is to empower children and families to do good in their community. We held community volunteering events prior to COVID-19. We have had multiple Girl Scout troops attend our community events. Currently, we have gone virtual, and we started a new “event” called Share Art. Spread Joy. to collect art thanking healthcare heroes and soon will be collecting art for retirement homes. We have collected more than 60 submissions for healthcare heroes and have had a few Girl Scout troops participate. We have been reaching out to hospitals and retirement communities to share online children’s hard work. We have Raising Kindness fun patches available for $3. It easy to participate! Girls can use whatever supplies they have in their own homes to create art or write a thank you.

For those interested in ordering patches, please contact Jenny Emerson at jenny@raisingkindnessco.org.

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 35367 and their Hometown Heroes

Submitted by Stacey Lee

Metro Denver


Zosia L., Wilhelmina M., and Kiera K. from Troop 35367 got a chance to meet their Hometown Heroes, the Englewood Police Department, and sell cookies at a Charles Hay World School organized event, Cougar-Palooza, on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Lots of questions were asked from both the Girl Scouts and police officers!

These Girl Scouts also earned the Uniform to Uniform patch! Learn how to earn yours: http://gscoblog.org/2020/01/uniform-to-uniform-patch-for-the-2020-girl-scout-cookie-program/ 

Gold Award Girl Scout: Heather Fleming, Englewood, “There’s Help for You Too”

What did you do for your Gold Award project?

My project is oriented to help children and families of alcoholics. From personal experience, living with alcoholics can become chaotic and unpredictable, making you feel lost and alone. My project was directed at putting information in places where it was easily accessible to families and children of alcoholics who need guidance as to where their next step should be. To do this, I wrote a blog which was published on the Colorado Mental Wellness Network’s (CMWN), which is statewide and connected with other states. I developed brochures which were distributed at multiple rehab centers (local and state-wide), the CMWN, and a local library.

How did you measure the impact your Gold Award project made on your target audience?

My blog provided the audience with information and resources and the survey helped measure the effectiveness of the blog and its content. Through this experience, I realized that I wanted to help to make resources, support groups, and advice for people in a similar position to mine more readily available. Due to the confidentiality of this subject and anonymity, it was necessary to conduct my project in a different manner.

How is your project sustainable? How will your project continue to impact after your involvement?

For my project, I wrote a blog which is part of the Colorado Mental Wellness Network’s website (published June 2019). I also made brochures that detailed symptoms, and resources that would be helpful to families of alcoholics. These brochures were sent to:

Colorado Mental Wellness Network

  • Statewide
  • Main location is in Denver, CO

Rehab Centers

  • Denver Springs
  • Denver, CO
  • They often send patients from their facility to rehab centers out of state.
  • Parker Valley Hope Rehab Center
    • Parker, CO
  • Bradford Rehab Center
    • Alabama (multiple cities throughout)


  • Have contacted individuals in the Denver area who will personally distribute.

When I sent these organizations my brochures, I had Parker Valley Hope, Bradford Rehab Center, and Denver Springs rehab center agree to continue to reprint brochures after my project is finished.

What is your project’s global and/or national connection?

My project addressed the issue of alcoholism globally because the resources and support I provided was online and accessible to a variety of audiences. Additionally, I chose organizations to work with that received an audience from a wide range of locations and who could spread word throughout that network. Organizations such as Denver Springs often send their patients to other rehab centers across the country. I have had brochures distributed there in an effort to spread my resources to locations other than Denver. I also sent brochures to Bradford Rehab Center, which is a well known rehab center in the U.S., located in Alabama. They receive patients from many different locations throughout the country and their families sometimes visit the center as well. This exposure to families outside Colorado provides a global connection and can spread my brochures throughout the country.

What did you learn about yourself?

Throughout this project, I learned how to delegate certain activities to a team of people, as well as having the perseverance to continue working on the project and keep trying when it seemed like things would not work out. I learned that being a leader required me to push myself and talk to as many people as possible to create a network. That is extremely important for success. I often had to continuously contact certain organizations due to their inaccessibility. Since they often didn’t respond, I learned how to update organizations about progress on my project so they were aware of my next steps.

How will earning your Gold Award impact you in the future?

I have gained many skill sets that will help me in my personal life as well as in my professional career. I understand how to communicate with organizations effectively and I have learned valuable leadership skills.

Why do you feel the Gold Award was an important part of your Girl Scout experience?

It was an important part of my Girl Scout experience because I had the most personal growth and I learned a lot of skills early on in my life that will be beneficial to me throughout the rest of my life.

How did earning your Gold Award help you become a G.I.R.L.?

I learned how to delegate tasks to keep my project moving and accomplish my goals. I learned how to motivate myself to get my work done and set goals that I can accomplish but also gave me a challenge. I learned that taking risks is necessary to keep a project moving and accomplish the most that I can.

**IMPORTANT NOTE: This blog represents only a small fraction of the hard work, dedication, and requirements that go into earning a Girl Scout Gold Award. It is simply a brief summary, which is meant to inspire Girl Scouts to Go Gold in the future. For more information on earning your Gold Award, please email highestawards@gscolorado.org


Girl Scout Craft Fair

Submitted by Tiffany Stone

Metro Denver


Join Girl Scouts in Denver for our third annual Girl Scout Craft Fair on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  at Bethany Lutheran Church (4500 Hampden Ave.  Denver 80113). These entrepreneurs have been working hard creating, testing out, and finalizing their products! All items will be under $20.  All items are girl created, designed, and made!  Bring your friends and family to this fun event to start your holiday season.

*pictures are from last years craft fair.


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

Information Table at Family Night – Bishop Elementary / Mesa de Información a la Noche de Familias – Bishop Elementary

Please join us to learn all about what it means to be a Girl Scout, and the wonderful volunteer opportunities available. Inviting all students and families at Bishop Elementary to learn more during the Student – Family Night. New troops are forming today!

¡ Únete nosotros para aprender todo que significa a ser una Girl Scout, y las oportunidades magnificas a ser un voluntario. Estamos invitando todos estudiantes y familias de Bishop Elementary a aprender más durante la noche de estudiantes y familias. ¡Tropas nuevas abarcando los grados K-12 hoy!

As a Girl Scout, your girl will practice leadership with grit like a go-getter, problem solve like an innovator, embrace challenges like a risk-taker, and show empathy like a leader—in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment where she can work together with her peers to discover, connect, and take action.

La experiencia de Girl Scouts está diseñada para ser guiada por las niñas. El tomar decisiones,el arreglo, y la comunicación son elementos esenciales para desarrollar lideres fuertes. Animamos a las niñas que aprendan haciendo. Les preguntamos que se arriesguen – quetraten y vean el resultado. Girl Scouts es una experiencia cooperativa – las niñas trabajan juntas para descubrir,conectar, y tomar acción en su comunidad.

Event will take place on Wednesday, April 24th from 5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. at Bishop Elementary School located at 700 W Mansfield Ave, Englewood, CO 80110. 

El evento está en miercoles, 24 de abril a las 5:30 P.M – 7:00 P.M , en Bishop Elementary School se encuentra a 700 W Mansfield Ave, Englewood, CO 80110. 

A empezar la registración de su niña, hacer un clic a: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/2019_girl_registration_spanish

To start your girl’s membership with Girl Scout of Colorado visit: www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/join

Information Table at Family Night – Bishop Elementary / Mesa de Información a la Noche de Familias – Bishop Elementary