Older girl Troop 70720 attended First Shots, a national program for rifle shooting. They first had a class to talk about guns and gun safety and handling. After that, they learned how to shoot. They had three range officers for four Girl Scouts. The program helped overcome any fears about guns and also gave the girls an opportunity to experience something they really enjoyed– most had never been around a gun before. We are really grateful for the program and opportunity, as it was amazing!
Troop 70720 took a much needed mental break and went outdoor ice skating at the outdoor rink at Centerra. Apparently, weekday afternoons after the holidays is not a popular time to skate, as we had the entire rink to ourselves! These girls sold around 14,500 packages of cookies collectively, so they definitely deserved an afternoon off.
Troop 70720 stayed in the lodge at Meadow Mountain Ranch for some relaxing and snow play. We went sledding both Saturday and Sunday over at Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park and snowshoeing on the Nature Trail on over to Hercules.
Over the weekend, lots of games were played, s’mores were made, and lots of other was fun had. It was a good break before the craziness of the Cookie Program starts.
Troop 70720 ran a “Three Cheers for Animals” Journey in a Day event for Daisies at the McKee 4H Ranch Building in Loveland. 27 Girl Scouts Daisies from around the state joined them. The girls had a guest speaker from Animal Friends Alliance, made lots of projects, and did activities! For the ending project, they did a Take Action project of making winter feral cat boxes for a local animal rescue! They will distribute the boxes out to areas that have homeless/feral cats which can use them.
A few of the girls from Troop 70720 helped out at a local animal adoption event with Bounce Rescue. In addition to helping with the pups and talking with people, they did a donation drive for the rescue! They chatted with people and let them know possible needs of the rescue. This was win-win for the girls and the rescue!
Troop 70720 is putting on a Girl Scout Racing Derby in Loveland on January 19, 2020. This event is open to all Girl Scout levels. Girls will create their own cars to race and may enter their design in the Girls’ Choice design competition.
Trophies will be awarded at each level for first, second, and third place, as well as best design. A grand prize trophy will be awarded to the overall race winner.
Troop 70720 hosted a Daisy Journey in a Day event! They had 21 Daisies at their event and six girls from Troop 70720, who were running the event. They had Dr. Agone from Animal House speak to the Daisies about animal care. The girls had several stations and small talks prepared about animals and animal care as well. Their big finale was painting feral cat boxes for Fort Collins Spay and Neuter Clinic. The older girls had prepped them and put them together and all the Daisies got to enjoy decorating and painting them. Troop 70720 delivered the cat boxes to the cat rescue. There will be some happy and warm homeless kitties this winter.
Attention Daisy troops! Are you looking to earn your “Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout” petal in just one day? If so, we have an easy and no stress way for you to do just that. Let some older Girl Scouts do the work of leading. There are two options:
March 22, 2020 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the McKee 4H building
April 26, 2020 from 2 to 4 p.m.at the McKee 4H building
Hope to see you there! Confirmation email will come to you within a week of sending out your registration. If you don’t see one, check in with us. The girl in charge of emails is extremely prompt and sends them out the same day that payments come in.