Girl Scout Troop 70455 has spent this year working on their Bronze Award. The Bronze Award project is a team effort by a Girl Scout troop undertaken to benefit the local community and is the highest award a Girl Scout Junior can earn. These girls from Estes Park worked to develop their idea, research, earn the money, and implement the project.
The troop hopes to make a difference by helping dogs and cats that are looking for forever homes. Troop 70455 worked to make adoption bags for dogs and cats that are up for adoption through the Estes Park Pet Association. The bags include toys that the girls made and received from donations, homemade treats, and other essential pet supplies. The girls also made the bags out of t-shirts purchased from Elizabeth Guild. Adoption bags will be provided with each dog or cat adoption.
The Girl Scouts were proud to be able to donate more than 50 bags to the Pet Lodge at the Animal Medical Center and the Animal Hospital of the Rockies for the adoption of dogs and cats through the Pet Association of Estes Park.
October 22, 2016 in Boulder, Colorado was the setting for the 2016 World Singing Day, and the Songbirds Girl Scout Choir was one of several featured groups recruited to help lead the massive crowd of singers in uplifting songs.
World Singing Day was founded in 2012 by Boulder musician Scott Johnson and brings people together in their communities all around the world through the simple act of singing together. It’s an opportunity each year to celebrate our global family through the international language of music. “Our goal for 2016 is to have community sing-a-longs on all seven continents and reach over one million people through videos and social media,” said Scott.
Information about the Songbirds was prominently displayed in the lyric booklet passed out to all participants.
The famous Colorado acapella group FACE performed for the first half-hour and it was fantastic to be on stage with them when our turn came to lead our assigned songs. They seemed happy to back up the Girl Scout Choir and were very energetic and engaging in their involvement with our singers as well as the whole crowd.
Other groups recruited to lead a total of twenty-two songs throughout the event were The Rocky Mountain Chorale, UNC’s Vocal Iron, and Up With People alumni.
The Girl Scout Choir stood out with their royal blue logo polo shirts, and were quite visible and distinctive in the crowd. We also passed out programs at the beginning of the event and helped pick up and put away the booklets when the event was over.
The songs we were assigned to help lead everyone in singing were “What the World Needs Now,” “What Makes You Beautiful,” “Let It Be,” “La Bamba” (in Spanish!), and “America the Beautiful,” which spotlighted two additional newly written verses specific to Boulder.
Some special things happened throughout the event including some dancing among the crowd, some plastic blow-up guitars passed out to help folks get with the beat, and several professional photographers recording the entire event. See Facebook for lots of involvement about World Singing Day 2016 in Boulder, Colorado. Videos and photos can also be accessed on Twitter using #worldsingingday.
We hope to be invited back again next year and that even more choir members and others will join our group. This was a great event for the choir and Girl Scouts of Colorado, as we were widely applauded and appreciated by those who came out for this great event. It’s truly a great idea to unite the world in song.
We invite the community to come join us in Estes Park on Saturday, Sept. 14th, for Milk & Cookies. This is an event where you can learn more on how you can support Girl Scouting of Colorado, including how girls can join and more about the critical need the organization has for volunteers. The event is free and will take place from 1-3 p.m. at the Historic Elkhorn Lodge on 600 W. Elkhorn Ave. Western Dairy Association has partnered with Girl Scouts of Colorado on this event and will have hands-on information stations and interactive games, which enable participants to learn and get excited about calcium, bone health and proper nutrition. There will also be tasty treats on-hand — Girl Scout Cookies and milk, yogurt and ice cream provided by Meadow Gold. More information on the event: Milk Cookies Estes Park. We hope to see you there!
Posted by Amanda Kalina, PR Director, Girl Scouts of Colorado
Estes Park Girl Scout alumna Penny Roberts recently submitted a great story to the Estes Park News reflecting on her Girl Scout memories as she celebrates our 100th anniversary year. Read the article here, and thank you Penny for sharing with your community what Girl Scouting means to you!