Tag Archives: Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scouts Continues

Submitted by Erin B.

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

At the beginning of this pandemic, I delivered cookies to our Hometown Heroes- the people that work at our local Waste Management Recycling Center. They were stunned to find out that our troop chose them as our heroes. They truly are heroes, still working during the pandemic to collect recycling and doing what they can to help make our community and earth a better place for everyone. By recycling, they already do what Girl Scouts are taught to do.  After we delivered the cookies, they called my mom and I for an interview for their internal WM podcast for their employees nationwide. It was amazing to see how appreciative they were for being recognized as unsung heroes.

I’ve completed several badges and patches to keep me busy. I look forward to being together again with my troop. Some of us are attending the outdoor theatre hike put on by Theatre Across Borders. They have actors along a trail at the Fountain Nature Creek. Groups of ten or less leave at timed intervals to walk the trail. They encounter the actors and watch the scene at each play stop along the route. We are able to get outdoors, can socially distance, and still be together to do a fun hike with an outdoor play experience. I’m trying to keep active and remember that I’m not the only one stuck at home.

The pandemic is bad enough, but then to have the tragic death of George Floyd. I wanted to organize a peaceful protest with my troop and show support for justice in the George Floyd incident, and also show support for our local police officers. I organized a protest outside a local police station on Goddard Street. We showed our support for our police officers and showed our support for Justice for George Floyd. I wanted to show that even as a young tween, I too have strong ideas of how to make a difference and show support- without having to resort to violence.

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.

HTH Delivery and Social Distancing Bike Ride

Submitted by Sandi DeCamp

Metro Denver

Broomfield

Sixth grade Girl Scout Cadette Troop 60594 from Broomfield delivered cookies to their Hometown Heroes by way of a social distancing bike ride. We loaded up a bike trailer with the cookies, a poster sized thank you card, and took to a bike path. The girls had fun riding their bikes. Proving they can have fun anywhere, the girls created a “bike wave” as they rode-similar to a stadium audience wave. It was our own personal bike parade!

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.

Donations to Crossfire Ministries

Submitted by Dinah Campbell

Pikes Peak

Peyton

Troop 40294 decided to donate our Hometown Hero cookies to the food bank at Crossfire Ministries. They were thrilled to be able to give our Girl Scout Cookies to families in need who normally couldn’t afford our cookies. We also held a food drive within our own troop to give extra shelf stable goods during this extra difficult time- all while social distancing.

In the photo is Ella and Dinah, representing our whole troop. Dinah is one of the leaders for the troop. Special thanks to Julie, the other troop leader and cookie mom for our troop. She picked the collection of cookies for donation, and of course, the task of cookie mom and all that record keeping that goes with it.

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 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.

Cookies to Hometown Heroes

Submitted by Alisha James

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

Ella delivered donations on behalf of Troop 76091 to their Hometown Heroes, the Boulder Valley Humane Society. In addition to Girl Scout Cookies for the staff, the girls also included cat scratchpads that they made out of cookie cases and blankets that were made or purchased. The Boulder Valley Humane Society has so many deserving volunteers and workers. The girls can’t wait to get a tour organized once more restrictions are lifted.

During cookie season, these girls spent several meetings working together by helping roll the cardboard to make it easier to be glued together to create the cat scratchpads and making the fleece blankets. Some of the fleece was donated by Hidden Treasure2 in Longmont. The girls chose Boulder Valley Humane Society because many had rescued pets of their own and truly believe in their mission.

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.

Girls Deliver Cookies to Nutrition Staff at Two School Districts

Submitted by Brandy Schauppner

Metro Denver

Thornton

Girls from Troop 62511 delivered cookies to the nutrition staff at Mapleton Public Schools and Adams 12 to honor their service in helping give healthy meals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The troop worked on their own to decorate bags and create special thank you cards. To keep everyone safe, a few girls delivered the cookies. Olivia and Eden traveled to five different schools to drop off their special treats and Aleaha dropped off cookies to the Adams 12 Education Services Building for them to distribute to the schools.

The girls revised their plans for where to donate their cookies, after they became aware of the work that the schools were still doing to help their communities. Many families do not have access to the food they need and this service helps provide nutritious meals to help support growth, learning, and well being, even when school is not in session.

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.

Cookie donation to Rose Medical Center ICU

 

 

 

 

 

Submitted by Michelle Ingle

Metro Denver

Broomfield

Seven Girl Scout Juniors from Troop 65579  joined forces with Coyote Ridge Elementary School to make a donation to staff at Rose Medical Center ICU. The  girls contributed their entire stock of Hometown Heroes cookies to the school’s 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.

Girls Scout troop thanks nurses with cookies

Submitted by Penny W.

Northern & Northeastern CO

Greeley

Troop 74404 delivered baskets of Girl Scout Cookies to Banner Hospital of Greeley and UCHealth to thank nurses for all they do. The girls were not able to do it as troop, so they designated Bree to deliver them for the troop. Bree also delivered cookies to two nursing homes. The girls picked first responders as their Hometown Heroes and will also deliver cookies to firefighters.

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.