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Cookies for soldiers

Submitted by Melissa Dilullo

Northern & Northeastern CO


I just wanted to say thank you to Girl Scouts of Colorado and Hearts Across Miles for sending my husband (and father of two Colorado Girl Scouts) and his unit in Afghanistan Girl Scout Cookies. His unit recently deployed with the Wyoming National Guard. They were stationed at FE Warren AFB in Cheyenne.  His unit received four huge cases, stuffed full of Girl Scout Cookies and they really appreciated all of them.

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

Volunteer Spotlight: Dezire Sanchez








Girl Scouts of Colorado is celebrating extraordinary volunteers throughout the state in honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month. Dezire Sanchez of Greeley in the Northern and Northeastern CO region is a shining example of the wonderful role Girl Scout volunteers play in the lives of girls and our community.

GSCO asked Dezire to answer a few quick questions about her volunteer experience. We hope you find her as inspiring as we did.

Why did you become a Girl Scout volunteer?

When my daughter was in kindergarten, we were at a UNC football game and they advertised a Girl Scout event in conjunction with UNC. My daughter was interested in the event, so we decided to give Girl Scouts try and registered, so that she could attend the event. We did not have plans on continuing after that year, but we quickly discovered the joy that Girl Scouts brought both of us. At the end of her first year, I decided to take a leader role as I was excited that we had found something that we both enjoyed. When I signed her up, I had no idea of the journey that I we were about to begin.

Tell us about your different volunteer roles as a Girl Scout.

Currently, I have the following volunteer roles within Girl Scouts: member of the service unit team, service unit fall product program manager, troop leader, troop fall product program manager, and troop cookie manager. When I became involved in the troop my daughter joined, I had no idea that I myself would become a Girl Scout. I have greatly appreciated each of these roles as they have helped me learn and experience being a Girl Scout. I have also made many new friends and have witnessed the kindness and welcoming that I all hope each Girl Scout feels throughout their journey. 

What have you learned as a Girl Scout volunteer?

I have learned that you can become a Girl Scout at any age. I have also learned so much from dealing with the challenges of time management and going outside of my own comfort levels to being a good role model for these girls. I have learned that no matter how hard or rough of a week I am having I will have one uninterrupted hour that I will dedicate to the girls. I have learned to look at the world through their eyes and their hearts and appreciate the compassion and drive they have. I have learned more from these girls than I could have imagined. 

What do you hope girls have learned from you?

My hope is that the girls continue to always choose kindness and that we always leave the places and people better than we found them. I hope that these girls continue to gain confidence in their abilities, skills, and knowledge to reach their goals. I also hope that they have the courage to continue to try new things and always seek adventure.

How has your experience as a volunteer helped you become a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader)?

When I began this journey, I would not have expected my experiencing to be anything other than a leader. Oh to look back and realize how incorrect my thoughts were. As a volunteer, I am a G.I.R.L. I am a go-getter most during cookie season. I work with the girls to create a plan that will motivate them to sell cookies and help them understand the commitment they will need to reach their cookie goals. I am an innovator while planning our meetings and activities. I am a risk-taker when we are camping. To be honest, I have never been “outdoorsy,” so this was always a big deal for me. However, camping has quickly become an activity that my daughter and I enjoy tremendously. I fulfill my leader role within service unit level and am truly amazed by all of the wonderful troop leaders I have come to know through our service unit. 

Want to nominate a volunteer for Girl Scouts of Colorado to spotlight? Please email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org. 


Girl Scouts Parent Information Meeting: Greeley

Please join us to learn all about what it means to be a Girl Scout, and the wonderful volunteer opportunities available. Inviting K-12th grade girls and an adult to learn more. New troops are forming today!

As a Girl Scout, your girl will practice leadership with grit like a go-getter, problem solve like an innovator, embrace challenges like a risk-taker, and show empathy like a leader—in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment where she can feel free to let her full, magnificent personality shine through every single time.

Event will take place on Monday March 25th from 5:30 to 6:30 at the Farr Regional Library (1939 61st Ave, Greeley, CO 80634) in the Small Meeting Room.

To start your girls’ membership with Girl Scout of Colorado visit: www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/join

National Girls and Women in Sports Day at UNC

University of Northern Colorado is celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Saturday, February 16, 2019! Join us for the FREE Girls Sports Clinic (ages 5-13 years old) at 12 p.m. at the UNC Campus Recreation Center (1300 23rd Street, Greeley, CO 80639)! Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. and the first 100 girls will receive a free t-shirt! Pre-registered participants will also receive a FREE ticket to the Bears Women’s Basketball game at 2 p.m. vs. Idaho. Walk-ups and parents are eligible for discounted tickets!

**NEW this year, UNC Athletics has added multiple opportunities for select participants to be part of Bears game day by taking on various roles in sport (i.e. public address announcer, marketing assistant, cheer coach, and many more). This new opportunity focuses on the NGWSD theme, “Lean her forward,” which honors the channels available to both girls and women in sports and the endless potential to succeed.

To reserve your spot, register at uncbears.com/ngwsd. A representative from UNC will follow-up with you to confirm your registration.

Questions? Email athletics@unco.edu or call (970) 351 -2197.

Girl Scout Spirit Day with UNC Football

All Girl Scout levels, family, and friends are invited to Girl Scout Spirit Day with UNC Football on Saturday, October 20, 2018! Cheer on the Bears as they take on the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks.

Price: $7/ticket (plus fees)

Register at uncbears.com/tickets and use promo code GIRLSCOUTS

Girl Scouts are invited to interact with the Sugar Bears dance team, cheer squad, and Pride of the Rockies marching band! Girl Scout pre-game activities include:

  • Warm-ups and stunting with UNC cheerleaders
  • Tailgate parade with Pride of the Rockies marching band and UNC’s Sugar Bears dance team
  • National Anthem on the field
  • Fan tunnel when the Bears football team takes the field
  • Cheer and dance with the Sugar Bears dance team on the sideline of the game through the first quarter

A Colorado Girl Scout troop leader and season ticket holder has also graciously offered her tailgate spot for families to stop by.

Registration closes October 18.

Questions? Email nicole.brush@unco.edu

Best Cookie Video contest: Ashla’s cookie video

Submitted by Ashla F.

Northern & Northeastern Colorado


I started Girl Scouts as a Juliette when I was a Daisy. My second year as a Girl Scout Brownie, I was finally able to find a troop in Greeley. We have a great time doing crafts, learning new things, like rock climbing and making slime, and even go on adventures like horseback riding. My goal this year is to sell at least 500 packages of  cookies. Last year, I was one of the top 100 sellers in Colorado and got to go to a special event that was really cool. I am using my cookie money to help me go to Girl Scout Camp and our troop is wanting to learn more about archery and get babysitter and First Aid and CPR certified too!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form and is part of the 2018 contest for Best Cookie Video.

Cookie Rally with UNC Bears Women’s Basketball

Join us for a Girl Scout Cookie Rally with UNC Women’s Basketball on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Come before the game to have fun and get ready for this year’s cookie program. We’ll have activities and more to help you make this year’s cookie program the best! Each participating Girl Scout will get a special UNC cookie patch.

After the rally, enjoy the game and cheer on the UNC Bears as they take on Eastern Washington. All Girl Scouts are invited to the cookie rally and all Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited to the game.

The cookie rally is planned for 10 a.m. to approximately 12 p.m. with the game starting at 12 p.m. The rally will be hosted at the Bank of Colorado Arena in Greeley. Cost is $5/person (online ticket fees may apply). Purchase tickets at tickets.unco.edu and use promo code “COOKIES18.”

Questions? Please contact Brenda Realyvasquez at Brenda.realyvasquez@gscolorado.org.

Girl Scout Day and Cheer Clinic with UNC Bears Football

Join us for our annual Girl Scout Day with the University of Northern Colorado Bears Football on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017! Cheer on the Bears as they take on the Southern Utah University Thunderbirds. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Girl Scouts are also invited to a pregame cheer clinic. Learn from Division 1 Cheerleaders and then join them to form a fan tunnel and perform a routine. All participating girls will receive a special cheer patch.

Come for the clinic, game, or make a day of it. The fun begins at 9:30 a.m. when the Pepsi Fan Zone opens. Stop by the Girl Scout tailgating area for fun activities. The Cheer Clinic begins at 11 a.m. and game kicks-off at 12:30 p.m. The Bears are playing at home in Greeley at Nottingham Field.

Cost is $7/person for a general admission ticket. Tickets can be purchased at www.uncbears.com/tickets with the promo code GIRLSCOUT17. Questions? Please contact UNC Athletics Box Office at 970-351-4849. We hope to see you there!

Top Sellers celebrate at Greeley Stampede

38 Girl Scouts and guests gathered on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the Greeley Stampede to celebrate Top Sellers who sold 750 packages or more of Girl Scout Cookies during the 2017 Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program. Top Sellers and their guests enjoyed the Stampede’s many attractions and the PRCA Pro Rodeo while also being treated to a BBQ buffet, during which the girls were presented with their Top Seller medallions by the GSCO Product Sales staff. The event was attended by six of the state’s top 100 sellers for the 2017 sale.


Troop 75910 delivers Hometown Hero cookies

Submitted by Melissa DiLullo

Northern & Northeastern CO


Brownie Troop 75910 out of Greeley chose the staff at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital as their Hometown Hero. The troop of eight girls in their first year of selling together donated 181 packages of Girl Scout Cookies. Hospital employees took the girls on a tour and allowed them to pass out the cookies to each individual department.

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