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Finding New Ways to Meet Cookie Goals

Submitted by Kristal Boni

Northern & Northeastern CO

Erie

Cate has had a very successful cookie season by making a few modifications. She has been a diligent Porch Pixie with deliveries. She uses text messaging to notify her customers of their delivery and includes a thank you note with each order. For Valentine’s week, she made special heart notes and included a little treat. Additionally, when it comes to booth sales, she is double-masked and gloved up with ample supplies of hand sanitizer and wipes on-hand.

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.

Erie Cadette Troop 77053 Stocks Food Bank

Submitted by Ayse Bergh

Northern & Northeastern CO

Erie

Over the two week winter break, our troop held a food drive for our local food bank. Specifically, we collected food that the food bank had shortages on. We posted on social media in our neighborhoods what we were doing and what we specifically needed. It was amazing the response we received. People just dropped off bags and bags of food on our door steps. Some neighbors even ordered from Amazon and had food delivered to our door. In that two week period, we were able to fill a big truck and cab full of food. We were really satisfied with our results.

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.

Food Drive for Local Food Bank

Submitted by Ayse Bergh

Northern & Northeastern CO

Erie

Troop 77053 researched a service project for our community. There were many options available. Our local food bank sent out messages on social media. They were really short on certain foods. Our troop jumped into action to serve this need. First, we spread the word and set up collections. Second, we collected and delivered, and finally by using some of the troop money to purchase foods that did not show up in the collection. This is a work in progress.

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.

A Bright Spot: Girl Scout Gold Award Project

Submitted by Peyton R.

Northern & Northeastern CO

Erie

Hello! I just graduated high school and will be attending CU Boulder in the fall. I am a Girl Scout Ambassador and in my last year of Girl Scouting. I have been a Girl Scout since I was a Brownie in first grade. Since then, I have worked on many projects that have built up towards the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor in Girl Scouts.

For my Gold Award, I am starting a program called “A Bright Spot,” which will provide parents experiencing homelessness the means to throw their child a birthday party. I have partnered with BeyondHome, an organization in Denver that aims to help families on the road to self-sufficiency.

A Bright Spot is an “adopt a birthday child” program. This means that a person or family will “adopt” a child and then donate birthday party supplies (such as cake, a present, and decorations) for that child every year on their birthday until they are an adult or until their family leaves BeyondHome. The goal of this project is to allow the parents to throw the birthday party, so volunteers will only be responsible for mailing or delivering the items to BeyondHome. In order for this project to succeed, I need more than a hundred volunteers to “adopt” children at BeyondHome. If you are interested, please email highestawards@gscolorado.org and a Girl Scouts of Colorado staff member will connect us.

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 76136 learns about cybersecurity

Submitted by Jodi Balfour

Northern & Northeastern CO

Erie

Our troop of 12 Brownies enjoyed drawing castles with “layers of security” to protect them. We heard some very creative ideas, such as surrounding the castle with thorny vines, alligators in the moat, secret underground passages through a maze, and more! One girl wanted to wear a disguise and described it as creating an online avatar that didn’t look exactly like her. Everyone had fun and learned about some ways to be safe online.

By completing this activity, the girls will earn this special cybersecurity patch. Learn how to earn yours.

Girl Scouts Information Meeting in Louisville

Please join us to learn all about what it means to be a Girl Scout and how you and your girl can get involved.

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 feel free to let her full, magnificent personality shine through every single time.

Inviting K-11th grade girls and an adult to learn more.

New troops are forming today!

Power of Cookie: In more ways than one

Submitted by Nicki Meldrum

Metro Denver

Erie

Addy, a second year Daisy, was a bit shy at booth sales this year. She was content to sit under the cookie table, rather than meet her customers. We offered her a cookie costume, and her shy exterior melted away. She was now THE Thin Mint! She danced and jumped and sang, and showed her off her cool cookie moves, ready to meet her customers and tell them all about her troops goals, and how cookies would help them get there!

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

“Go For Bold” cookie rally

Submitted Meredith Locke

Northern & Northeastern CO

Erie

Come join Troop 2235 and walk on the wild side for the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program! Meet the cookies, learn about this year’s program, do some fun activities, and get ready for a great cookie season.

Date: Monday, January 21, 2019

Time: 1:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Place:

Carlston Ice Arena, YMCA of Boulder Valley

2800 Dagny Way, Lafayette, CO 80026

Price: $8 includes skate rental and a cool patch

To register follow this link https://go-bold-cookie-rally.cheddarup.com

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