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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

Greeley

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.

Cookie costume contest winners

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Way to go Kai from Colorado Springs! She is the winner of the first-ever GSCO contest for Best Cookie Costume and will receive $200 in Cookie Credits.

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Ashla from Greeley came in second place and plans to use her winnings ($100 in Cookie Credits) to go to Girl Scout Camp.

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Troop 76119 in Firestone came in third place and will receive $50 in Cookie Credits.

Ultimate Girl Scout Cookies competition

Imagine the pressure… You and your troop have just two minutes to make your pitch to sell $1,000 worth of Girl Scout Cookies! What would you do? Would you dress up in creative costumes? Perform a skit demonstrating the power of the Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program? Sing a catchy song about cookies?

Ehrlich Toyota in Greeley challenged Girl Scouts in our Northeastern and Northern Colorado region to do just that. On Thursday, February 9, 2017, they invited local troops to their dealership to give their Girl Scout Cookies sales pitch. The dealership agreed to buy $1,000 worth of Hometown Heroes/Gift of Caring Cookies from the troop with the best one.

Local Girl Scouts did not disappoint. Ehrlich Toyota expected only a handful of troops to attend the event, but more than 20 showed up! Some troops wore costumes that they made themselves. Others carried posters and photos explaining their Hometown Hero. A few troops even performed a song or skit about Girl Scout Cookies.

The decision wasn’t easy. Troop 74476 was declared the winner and Ehrlich Toyota presented the girls with a giant check for $1,000! The money will go toward Gift of Caring and the cookies will be sent to U.S. military members. Ehrlich Toyota also agreed to purchase $300 worth of cookies from Troop 71106 (aka the GECCCOs). But wait… the generosity of Ehrlich Toyota didn’t stop there. They also purchased $20 worth of Girl Scout Cookies from each troop that attended the event and accepted their challenge.

Girl Scouts of Colorado sincerely thanks Ehrlich Toyota for supporting Girl Scouts statewide, helping local Girl Scouts reach their goals for the 2017 Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program, and for giving girls the opportunity to practice many of the skills they learn while selling cookies, including decision making and people skills.

 

Gold Award recipient becomes troop co-leader

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Submitted by Emily Mohlis

Northern & Northeastern Colorado

Greeley

How has your Gold Award experience impacted who you are today?

I did not realize it during, but earning my Gold Award gave me experience in leadership, time management, and basic people skills that I use almost every day earning my degree in Elementary Education at the University of Northern Colorado.

What inspired you to continue with Girl Scouts after high school and become a co-leader?

I have always dreamed of becoming a Girl Scout leader just so I could say I have had the experience of being a girl as well as a leader. However, after high school, I planned to continue my Girl Scout membership, but becoming a leader at such a young age never crossed my mind until a friend overheard me talking about Girl Scouts at work and asked if I was interested in co-leading a troop of elementary-aged girls. Without hesitation, I agreed and ever since then I have never once regretted saying yes. Being a leader is such a rewarding opportunity and especially starting so young has helped me know that my true passion is for teaching young children.

How did participating in the cookie sale as a girl help you grow and build skills?

As a girl, selling cookies taught me skills in handling money, greeting customers, and how to be successful in something as small as selling cookies, and I have used those skills to help further myself in my personal, school, and work environments.

What are you most excited about this cookie sale?

I am most excited about getting to experience the leader-side of cookie sales. I cannot wait to reflect on how the girls’ skills develop from the beginning of sales to the end of sales, and getting to be there to see both their challenges, but the moments when suddenly it all makes sense in their heads (aka “the lightbulb moments”)!

What skills do you hope to see in the girls in your troop develop through the cookie sale?

Since this is the first year my girls are selling cookies and around strangers they can be somewhat shy, I hope my girls will first and foremost build up their confidence to become strong leaders in our troop. The ages of my girls ranges about three years and so another skill I hope they acquire is to work as a team, having the older girls starting in the leadership role and slowly passing it on to the younger girls and allowing them the opportunity to lead as well!

 

 

 

 

Cookie rally for Greeley Service Unit 702

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Submitted by Cindy Fry

Northern & Northeastern CO

Greeley

Greeley Service Unit 702 recently held a Cookie Rally to get the girls excited about selling cookies. We built towers with cookie case boxes. We had a photo booth with cookie props, where the girls could have their pictures taken. The girls and parents were able to sample Girl Scout Cookies. Milk was provided by Fat Albert’s Restaurant of Greeley. To end the night a sheriff’s deputy from the Weld County Sheriff’s Department talked to the girls about safety when selling cookies in their neighborhood or at their booth sales. A fun time was had by all.

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

Troop 74273 donates to Santa Cops

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Submitted by Cindy Fry

Northern & Northeastern

Greeley

During the month of December 2016, Troop 74273 did a toy drive and donated the toys to Santa Cops of Larimer County. The Colorado State Patrol came to our meeting and picked up the toys. The girls were able to carry the toys out to the patrol car and load them in.

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

Ashla’s Dark and Light Side of Cookies

Submitted by Ashla Fulenwider

Greeley

Northern and Northeastern Colorado

My goal this year is to sell over 400 boxes of cookies. The reason I made a Star Wars video is because Star Wars is really awesome. Most girls may make videos where they just show you the cookie boxes, but I made it special and I wanted to sing so I made a Star Wars singing video. The best part isn’t that I get to post my video it’s that I get to have fun making the video and selling cookies.

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

Daisy Troop donates cookies, games for kids with cancer

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Submitted by Emily Kleinsasser

Greeley

Northern and Northeastern Colorado

Our troop’s Hometown Hero is Zac’s Legacy Foundation, it’s a local nonprofit organization that will provide financial assistance to families who have a child diagnosed with cancer.

Last night our Daisies got the privilege to meet Skip Carlson and John Carlson from Zac’s Legacy Foundation and they got to present them with our troop’s cookie donations.

Sydney, one of our own, said it best, “If you eat a Girl Scout cookie it makes you happy so we thought it would make the kids with cancer happy if they could get to eat a cookie!”

In addition to the 115 boxes of cookies we were able to give 20 board games for the families that Zac’s Legacy Foundation is assisting. Each girl got to present their donated cookies to Zac’s Legacy Foundation. At the end they participated in a cheer for all their hard work!

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