Tag Archives: Fort Collins

Silver Award: Realities for Children

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Kit B. was excited about doing her Silver Award to try to do something that benefited abused and foster children. She was passionate about this as she was a former foster child.

She contacted various organizations asking what types of things they might need or need done.

She ended up deciding to set up an annual drive at her church for Realities for Children. This one was hopefully the first of many.

This first one was very successful. She received over $500 and also collected some toys, clothes, and school supplies.

This has inspired her to do more and she has a couple of organizations she plans to volunteer with this summer.

Great job Kit! We are so proud of you!

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Silver Award project: Senior youth connection

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Submitted by Korrine Bishop

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Come join me the third Saturday of each month from 4 – 5:30 p.m. and help out at Parkwood Retirement Home in Fort Collins.

You could come once or every month!

You can sign up at www.senioryouth.wordpress.com

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Silver Award event: Bees

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Some of the girls from Troop 70720 would like to invite you to their final Silver Award event on May 18, 2017. They will be presenting the movie “Vanishing of the Bees” and also having a class about what you can do in your own backyard to help bees.

3:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Gardens on Spring Creek

Can’t make it to the event? You could still sign their bee protection pledge:

Level 1 is you agree to not use Roundup

Level 2 is you agree to not use Roundup and harmful pesticides

Level 3 is you agree to not use Roundup and harmful pesticides and plant bee friendly flowers and plants

Sign up or take the pledge at www.safe4bees.wordpress.com

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Silver Award project: “Inspiring Literacy Through Theater”

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

The girls of Troop 70720 have started finishing up their Silver Award projects and Aislyn was the first!

Her project entitled “Inspiring Literacy Through Theater” was a great success! She wrote a play, acted, directed, and created all the props and costumes! She performed it for some preschool classes and then donated the script to acting studios for kids and preschools for potential use in the future! Inspired by her own love of theater, this was truly such a great project!

Congrats Aislyn! We are super proud of you!

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Hometown Heroes cookies delivered to Larimer Humane Society

Submitted by Jen Rotar

Northern & Northeastern CO

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The girls of Troop 70700 donated their Hometown Heroes Girl Scout Cookies to the heroes who take care of animals every day at the Larimer Humane Society in Fort Collins. The girls delivered 30 packages of cookies along with a large bag of donated towels to the staff and volunteers. While visiting the shelter, they spent time with some of the special adoptable pets looking for their forever homes.

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My Gold Award experience at the Colorado State Capitol

Submitted by Anastasia Rosen

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

On Monday, April 10, 2017, Gold Award recipient Anastasia Rosen attended Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Gold Award Day at the Colorado Capitol. The Kay Rugeley Shaw Gold Travelship helped to support her trip to Denver for this exciting and exclusive event!

Read more about Anastasia’s experience below.

My day at the Colorado State Capitol started out with a breakfast buffet at The University Club and pictures with Girl Scout Gold Award committee. We then walked to the capitol for more pictures on the West staircase. We started our tour of the capitol off in the Old Supreme Court Chamber. We then moved to the floor of The House of Representatives and said the Pledge of Allegiance, then we saw how they voted and passed bills.

After listening to the Representatives, we moved on to Mr. Brown’s attic, which is a really neat museum just below the dome. We toured the dome and took pictures and heard some interesting facts about the building as well as the surrounding suburbs. After coming down from the dome, we toured Mr. Brown’s attic and heard stories as well as some interesting facts about Mr. Brown, his journey into Denver, and the capitol. Throughout the day, I learned a lot of history about the capitol building and Denver itself.

After the tour of Mr. Brown’s attic, we went back to the Old Supreme Court Chambers and heard a great speech from our host, Representative Faith Winter. I had such a great time celebrating my Gold Award achievement with my sister Girl Scouts.

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Troop 720 celebrates Earth Day

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Troop 720 of Fort Collins took the chance to celebrate Earth Day and did a trash clean-up at one of our local natural areas. The girls were able to get so much trash. It never ceases to amaze me how much they’re able to clean up there. They’re always happy to do the clean-ups and really feel like they are making a difference.

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Girl Scout Gold Award Project: Clementine Morisette, Fort Collins, “Food Connects Us”

 

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What did you do for your Gold Award project?

For my project, I engineered a community story and sharing board centered around the concepts of food and how it connects us. This was greatly assisted by my mentor, Sierra Tamkun, as well as the management and staff of FoCo cafe.

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

I measured the impact in that I was able to see a lot of people add input to the boards as well as share their individual stories. Also, I saw impact in the fact that people will be able to come back and see their stories still up at the permanent display. Some specific note examples include one in which different recipes and their backgrounds were shared, all by a women who felt that these foods were important to her expression of identity. Although her name is not on the notes, you can still see her effect in her input.

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

Once my part in the project is over, there will be a lasting impact in the community in the form of the finished final display, as well as the impact that the connection and story sharing had on those involved. The final display is up at Foco cafe, where the boards gathered a huge amount of input from patrons.

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

There was a global connection in this project as there were many  displays of in terms of  national heritage and influence throughout the project.

What did you learn about yourself?

Through the course of the project, I learned that there is still a lot to learn; I was able to grow as a leader and this experience has shaped me and my future pathway choices.

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

This will impact me because of the changes in my personality and my newfound acknowledgements of strengths and weaknesses that I had over the course of this project.

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

This was an important part of my Girl Scout experience because I was able to see it shaping my decisions in the future, as this organization has shaped my personality and ways in the past. My involvement with the Girl Scouts has been a constant feature in my life since I was quite young. The culmination of my Girl Scout experience being the Gold Award project was meaningful and therefore an important part of my experience in Girl Scouting.

**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

Learn about natural resources at the Forestry Field Day

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Submitted by Bob Sturtevant

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

The Society of American Foresters, Colorado State University, and Colorado State Forest Service will host a forestry field day at Ben Delatour Scout Ranch near Red Feather Lakes, Colorado on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Spend the day learning about the native tree species, how foresters help protect the forest, what are some of the issues our forests are facing, what are some of the many products that come from our forests, and much more. You will see forest management in action as the CSU forestry students cut and remove trees from a crowded forest area. Earn your “Tree” Naturalist Legacy badge.

See this attached flyer for more details: 40963104_scout_day_flyer2017-2

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