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Longmont Girl Scouts deliver Hometown Heroes Cookies

Submitted by Jennifer Mendoza

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Skylar Davidson and Isabella Mendoza representing Blue Mountain Elementary School Girl Scout Troop 3631 delivered Hometown Heroes cookies to the OUR Center in Longmont. They had 116 pounds of cookie and everyone at the center went out of their way to let them know how grateful they were for the donation and how happy the recipients would be.  The girls choose the OUR Center because they do so much for families in Longmont. Hospitality Manager, Rick Reiten, explained to the girls how donations go from entering the building to out the door to individual families.  He also offered to give the entire troop a more in depth tour that included a snack. The troop may go back for a tour, but the girls thought the snack should go to those who really need it.

Colorado Springs Girl Scouts create Cookie videos

Troop 3810 from Colorado Springs created three videos about the Girl Scout Cookie Program to earn their Marketing, Think Big and Loyal Customers Badges.

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10-year-old Girl Scout writes cookie rhyme for booth time

Abby, Julia T. and Julia R.

Submitted by Rachelle Trujillo

Julia T., 10, Troop 2510 in Wheat Ridge, wrote a cookie jingle for her troop’s first booth sale this Sunday:

You can buy a box or 2 or 3 or 4
but it would be even better if you go for more!

They’re sweet, they’re yummy, they’re tasty, they’re round
and it does no harm to just have ’em around!

You can freeze ’em, you can give ’em, you can eat ’em right there.
They make great gifts, they show that you care.

And if you’re wonderin’ what we’re describing in this small little rhyme,
what we’ll tell you is everybody get ready, it’s Girl Scout Cookie time!

 

Cocktails & Girl Scout Cookie Creations

This year marks Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary Year of the Girl, and as part of that celebration Grand Junction is hosting the 2nd annual Cocktails & Cookie Creations April 20th at The Chateau at Two Rivers Winery.

Eight of the valley’s most talented chefs will create one-of-a-kind savory appetizers using a famous Girl Scout Cookie as an ingredient. These creations will be formally paired with Colorado wine by Sommelier Monty Haltiner of Crossroads Wine & Spirits. The proceeds from this signature event provide programming for Girl Scouts throughout Western Colorado. It is the largest fundraiser for Girl Scouts on the Western Slope.

US Bank has generously agreed to serve as title sponsor for this event, but lesser sponsorship opportunities are now available. Please contact Cindi Graves, Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Community Relations Manager on the Western Slope, at 970-628-8003 or cindi.graves@gscolorado.org for more information on how you can support Girl Scouts in our community.

Girl Scout Cookies in the media in Colorado

IMG_3950It’s no secret that it is Girl Scout Cookie time in Colorado. And Colorado’s many wonderful media outlets have been helping us get the word out. Here is a sample of some of our recent placements, as well as pictures taken at these media interviews. More media placements are coming in every day, and we will continue to add to this list so check back with us. Go Girl Scout Cookie time!

The Prides and Joys of being a Girl Scout Volunteer and Troop Leader!

Written by Troops 4130 and 2013 Leader, Christina Burke

The girls in Girl Scout Troops 4130 and 2013 have worked hard in their first year of Girl Scouting! As Girl Scout Daisies (with the exception of Mikayla, who is a second year Girl Scout Brownie), they sold cookies and made a terrific donation to the Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver. During their Daisy Journey activities, they earned several awards.

The girls also went to Disney Princess on Ice, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, did a World Thinking Day activity and much more! As Brownies, they have participated in the Postcard Exchange with many troops, the Fall Product Sales where they made a substantial amount of funds for their troop and Girl Scouts. Our troop is now working on Legacy Badges and additional Journey awards.

Being a volunteer and Troop Leader for these girls has been an inspiration to me. I have learned to be more patient and nurturing. I am also learning the values of the Girl Scout Journeys with my co-leader, Erika. I hope to volunteer for many years to come and look forward to watching ours girls become the very best they can be.

Troop 2013 Leaders Erika Beeman/Christina Burke. Brownies: Mikayla. Addie, Sara, Lexi, Hailey and Angie.
Addie welcomes her sister Bella into Daisies!
The girls bridge into Brownies!

 

Brownie Troop 2013

There’s no place like home!

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More photos from the project

Written by Denver Metro Area Troop 640 leader, Crystal Ellis

Our Girl Scout Cadette troop consisting of six girls decided to acknowledge the volunteers at Habitat for Humanity as our Hometown Heroes through the 2011 Cookie Program. The girls felt that the organization contributes to the community by helping people have a home of their own made them heroes. The troop collected 61 boxes of cookies and delivered them to a building site last spring, where they met with the volunteers working on the house. The girls were given a tour of the “home,” and a brief overview on blueprints and carpentry.

The troop did not want to stop at collecting cookies, and expressed interest in contributing more to Habitat for Humanity. However, due to age restrictions, helping to build a home was not an option. So the girls investigated what Habitat needed and decided to try their hand at carpentry. They chose to build flower boxes. They spent their troop funds on supplies and a Saturday afternoon in the garage. They learned about carpentry and picked up a few power tools! The troop built five flower boxes.

This fall, our troop was invited to participate in a home dedication on September 11, 2011 in Aurora, Colo. The girls went shopping for flowers and potting soil so the homeowner could plant the flowers in the boxes. The troop toured the finished home. They were amazed to see the finished product, thinking back to the building site they visited in the spring. All this started with blueprints and wood, combined with the hard work and dedication of the many volunteers at Habitat for Humanity!

The troop was very proud to be a part of the dedication ceremony and were given a moment for our Troop Cookie Director to say a few words. The girls placed the finished flower boxes on the porch railing to give the homeowners something to add to their new home.

“It was great to do something for all of the volunteers that work so hard to help other people. I am happy we could help and make a difference in the life of another person,” explained Rachel, a Girl Scout and member of Troop 640.

Our troop discovered many things about themselves, the community and the world through this service project. But the thing that stood out the most for them is that there really is no place like home.

Military thanks Girl Scouts for cookies

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Every year during the Girl Scout Cookie Activity, Girl Scouts across the state of Colorado adopt a “Hometown Hero” that they ask their customers to support through donations of Girl Scout Cookies.

One of the groups that many Girl Scouts select as their “Hometown Hero” is the military. The military love receiving shipments of Girl Scout Cookies, and often send letters of thanks like this back to Girl Scouts.

 

“I received the package with all those cookies yesterday! WOW!!! I wanted to take a moment to tell you how much that truly means to my fellow soldiers and I. It’s nice to hear from groups of people back in the states that really care about how were doing over here. And of course, everyone enjoyed the cookies! You have succeeded in brightening everyone’s day here I assure you that!”  

 

“I believe I owe you a ‘thank you’ for more Girl Scout Cookies than I
think I’ve ever seen in one box. I’d like to thank each person who purchased a box of cookies for us, as well as the young ladies selling the cookies. We had a brighter day thanks to each of you.”

 

“We just received the box of Girl Scout Cookies your organization sent. Those in my unit are on deployments from seven months to a year with no opportunity for RR leave. So any taste of home is much appreciated! As a fellow Coloradoan, I have seen first-hand on many occasions the great support our citizens have for men and women in uniform. Your generous gift allowed my fellow service members to see that great support also. Once again thank you!”