Cadette Troop 60074 tries to think outside of the box when it comes to choosing Hometown Heroes, and pick organizations that don’t get donations from other troops. This year, they chose Rainbow Alley, a community center for LGBTQ youth in Denver. When we brought the cookies in, they gave us a great tour and explained all of the services they offer for young people. We hope that the staff, volunteers, and kids enjoy the cookies!
Cadette Troop 61684 celebrated their successful cookie season by going indoor skydiving at iFly Denver! The Girl Scouts wanted to do something daring that none of them had done before. They arrived early and watched a team of flyers before them. An excited nervousness set in, but they encouraged each other to face this new challenge together! After learning the procedures, they got their gear and entered the tunnel with Cory, the instructor. Each of their first flights were wobbly, but when each girl got to her second flight, all they showed was confidence! Each of them exited the tunnel with an adrenaline of excitement and are eager to fly again!
Ariyanna is a first year Girl Scout and was recently diagnosed with High Spectrum Autism. She has a hard time socializing and being outgoing. So, we placed her in Girl Scouts hoping to help her through this tough time. Cookie sales came….and she THRIVED! Selling 596 packages to friends, family, and others. This event really helped her with her anxiety and struggles of talking to people (safely with us parents) about her own personal cookie goal. It helped peak her interest in money and its importance, reading and so much more. Girl Scouts has helped her come out of herself so much more and we couldn’t be more grateful! Her personality is flourishing and it helps us too as a family!
This is truly what Girl Scouts has done for her. She is coming out of her shell and is constantly thinking, looking for ways now to better the world and the people in it. Ariyanna took a huge risk in trying a group event because she is normally very much within her own thoughts a world. This program has helped open the eyes of her own troop both parents and kids to autism and has helped truly open her up to a whole new world!
Troop 70720 had many Hometown Heroes this year– thanks to fantastic customers in the northern Colorado area!
We delivered 500 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to the Larimer County Food Bank and another 70 packages to Good Samaritan. After delivering the cookies to Good Samaritan, we stayed for an hour to do crafts, color, and hangout with residents. Many of the residents were Girl Scouts and some had some great stories to tell.
Kindness and giving back is always a joy and it was lovely to have this opportunity.
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.
Last year, Troop 33418 picked Colorado State Patrol as our Hometown Hero. We heard that they do a teddy bear program, which the troopers carry in their vehicles to give to children when in an accident or any other bad situations. When we took the cookies to them, the girls decided to help put some of the teddy bears together for them. They had so much fun and enjoyment doing this for other children. I am amazed how our girls think of other children beside themselves.
Our troop worked hard this cookie season to collect Girl Scout Cookies to donate to our Hometown Hero, Project Angel Heart, a local organization that provides meals to people undergoing serious medical treatments. The girls were able to donate more than 50 packages of cookies to the organization, and also used a portion of their cookie proceeds to purchase cereal as part of a cereal drive. Between the girls’ cookie proceeds and generous donations from our troop families, we were able to donate more than 60 boxes of cereal. Our troop also decorated bags for meal deliveries. The girls had a great time partnering with this wonderful organization!
Our troop picked Alpine Rescue as our Hometown Hero. These ladies and gentlemen are all volunteers who put their lives on the line every day for residents and tourists alike to enjoy our beautiful state! They deserve so much more than cookies and we wanted to let them know how thankful we all are to them. Let’s give a big applause to each and every one of them! Thank you for your service!
We have a small group of four Juniors from Black Hawk. We work hard in play and also at the age of being involved in our community. These G.I.R.L.s have the desire to teach the younger ones what Girl Scouts involves, but also to make a difference in others’ lives! Now that cookie season is over, we will be focused on collecting stuffed animals for the senior center, so we can let everyone know that they still matter! Very proud of our girls and the goals they have set!
Our Girl Scout Daisies made their first-ever Hometown Hero cookie delivery! They were able to donate over 100 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to the Fort Collins Rescue Mission. We are so lucky to have an organization to support our homeless neighbors. The girls really enjoyed giving back to the community.