Grand Fire Protection District 1 – Red Dirt Fire Station, located in Granby, Colorado was at the ready and provided space for the Grand County Girl Scouts to receive and allocate their initial cookie order to the local troops on Saturday, January 27. One of the firefighters is holding just a FEW! of the boxes that the troops donated to the station. Thank you FDFS fire fighters!
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 was an icy day in the Snow Shoe Service Unit 545 from Kremmling to Winter Park, but the cookie delivery made it to the Granby Fire Department. Everyone from firefighters to Girl Scouts sprang to action creating several lines to unload Girl Scout Cookies. Girl Scouts in Grand County thank the women and men of the Granby Fire Department—you are the best!
Our troop, is working on our Silver Award. For our Silver Award we are making Recipes Books, we all also are collecting cans. The booklets go into food bags provided by our local food bank. The recipes coincide with the food that is in the food bags. The food bags go home weekly, but the recipes will go home monthly. The canned food will be collected at school dances and then delivered to the food bank.
This is how I got my Silver Award. Our town usually has a Halloween carnival a day or two before Halloween. The school decided that they were not going to do it anymore. Many kids loved this event and I was still thinking of a way to get my Silver Award. This was the perfect event. I called many people to see if they would give us volunteer time, money, or candy. I even asked the Town Hall if they would give us money. They did! Many people volunteered and I also received a lot of candy. The carnival was also a huge success, and has continued as a volunteer project every year afterwards!
Junior Troop 1665 out of Granby is working toward making the school pick-up lane a “No Idle Zone”. Girls are educating the students and parents about the dangers of exhaust fumes. Our troop was completing the Journey, It’s your Planet Love it, Innovate Award. The girls: Identify an energy issue in the community, research it, create a plan, and carried it out. Then shared the news, and are reflecting on what they accomplished. The troop designed posters to be displayed around the school. They also created a letter to go out to the parents describing the dangers of exhaust fumes. They developed a 2-minute skit that was presented in front of the entire school, which includes a made up song and dance. Lastly, the girls will be talking to the drivers of cars before school is out, praising those who have turned their car off and ask those who haven’t to please turn their engines off. The final step will be to place a No Idle Zone sign in front of the school. These last two steps will be fulfilled in the near weeks.