Tag Archives: Gift of Caring/Hometown Heroes

Honoring Hometown Heroes at Fire Station 19

Submitted by Merry Hammes

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Troop 42694 selected Fire Station 19 as our Hometown Hero for our 2020 Cookie Program. They are helping our community as first responders during this pandemic and we wanted to show our appreciation. We were able to donate more than 100 packages of Girl Scout Cookies. Due to social distancing, Sara represented the troop during delivery.

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.

Honoring Hometown Heroes During COVID-19 Pandemic

Submitted by Jessica Holbrook

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Lupton

Troop 70757 chose Blessings in a Bag for their Hometown Heroes for the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Program. Blessings in a Bag is a local non-profit that gathers food of which they pack into backpacks and deliver to local schools every Friday. They provide meals for kids during the weekend when they aren’t able to get school lunches. The kids who receive these backpacks are those in the most need.

With COVID-19 closing the schools, these backpacks are needed now more than ever. Our troop donated 200 packages to Blessings in a Bag. They filled two weeks worth of backpacks.

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 Scout Cookies to Children’s Hospital

Submitted by Cindy Opong

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Daisy/Brownie/Junior Troop 43483 delivered Girl Scout Cookies to the recently opened local branch of Children’s Hospital. The troop of 14 girls chose the staff at Children’s Hospital for their Hometown Hero donations. They received enough donations during the Cookie Program to give 178 packages of cookies. Two sisters made the delivery on behalf of the troop due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 65659 honors Hometown Heroes

Submitted by Jessica Spangler

Metro Denver

Denver

Multi-level Troop 65659 voted for the Colorado Animal Welfare League as their Hometown Hero for 2020. Colorado Animal Welfare League (CAWL) is a 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization founded with the mission to protect homeless animals in Colorado and the surrounding states of Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming, and New Mexico. Their goal is to advance the awareness of the need for spaying and neutering our pets to reduce overpopulation. CAWL’s mobile spay/neuter clinic, the SNOW Mobile, is taken to rural areas with limited veterinary resources, inner-city areas, and Indian reservations where spaying and neutering will only happen if it is nearly free and comes to them. They work with local vets to provide the spaying and neutering service at no cost to the public.

The troop was very impressed by the work CAWL does to control pet overpopulation by spaying and neutering for free in areas where it would not otherwise happen. As an all-volunteer organization, CAWL is truly going above and beyond to help animals. CAWL was very happy to receive several cases of cookies for volunteers to enjoy!

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

Honoring our local veterans

Submitted by Krista Allard

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

Our Daisy troop collected donations during cookie season to support our local American Legion and veterans. The girls worked very hard and collected more than 250 packages of Girl Scout Cookies! Our very last cookie booth of the season was at a local restaurant where we invited veterans wearing a symbol of their service to visit, pick up a donated package of cookies, and enjoy a free drink on the restaurant. Our Daisies loved handing out the packages they worked so hard to collect and showing the local veterans our bulletin board of their own family veterans. The veterans enjoyed the recognition and connection with the Daisies!

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

Girl Scouts + heroes + cookies= A winning combination

Submitted by Natasha Armenta

Pueblo & Southeastern CO

Pueblo

Girl Scouts from Troop 35144 invited our local fire department to come see us at our cookie booth and purchase some cookies. We then let them know they are our Hometown Heroes and their station will be receiving donated cookies at the end of the season. They brought two firetrucks for us to see, answered our many questions, showed us their uniform, and demonstrated how quickly they have to put it on in an emergency. Thank you to our local heroes at Pueblo Main Rural Fire Department for all your assistance!

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/ 

Troop 35367 and their Hometown Heroes

Submitted by Stacey Lee

Metro Denver

Englewood

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/ 

Cookies delivered to the USO post at DIA

1,800 packages of Girl Scout Cookies were delivered to the USO post at Denver International Airport on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 for active military members and veterans, along with their families, to enjoy. They are a portion of the 12,000 packages of cookies, which Girl Scouts delivered to the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center in Aurora on Thursday, March 28. In 2018, the USO at DIA  served more than 132,000 visitors. Skip Vanderbach, Center Director for USO Denver, wrote a beautiful thank you letter to Colorado Girl Scouts, which you can read below.

Making the world a better place is central to the Girl Scout mission. The Girl Scout Cookies that were delivered were purchased as part of Girl Scouts’ Hometown Heroes/Gift of Caring program. Customers purchase a package of cookies to donate to Girl Scouts’ heroes – a perfect solution for those who pass on the tempting treats! Girls learn about the invaluable work of their recipients by taking tours, learning about careers in public service, and helping with service projects. Girl Scouts’ Hometown Heroes/Gift of Caring program also honors non-profit organizations, food banks, military, and other uniformed personnel who are so important to the community.

Girl Scout Thank You