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Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards

These girls truly shine – Congratulations Highest Award honorees

We’re so proud of all the Bronze, Silver and Gold Award honorees around the state this year. They put the Girl Scout Promise and Law into action and truly make the world a better place. They do this work throughout the year and we love to hear their stories year-round.

Each spring, ceremonies are planned around the state to recognize these girls and the difference they’ve made. Seeing the collective impact of this group of girls is amazing.

Read about each Gold Award project in the Highest Awards Program. In the digital version below you can click on each girl to read more about her project in her own words. At the back of the program, there’s a spot where you can leave congratulations and comments for the girls.

Also, check out the Take Action Wall of Fame for stories that include Bronze, Silver and younger girls Take Action projects as well.

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Gold Awardees Shine at State Capitol Recognition

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Fifteen of Girl Scouts of Colorado’s thirty eight 2014 Gold Awardees were presented on the floor at the opening of today’s House of Representative’s session at the Colorado State Capitol and lauded for their contributions and for being the leaders of tomorrow in our state.

The girls celebrated today were Brianne Azuero of Aurora, Kaitlin Baker-Carr of Fort Collins, Ashley Brock of Fort Collins, Emily Calzone of Longmont, Dottie Deane of Littleton, Taylor Hale of Boulder, Ashely Jones of Parker, Delaney Keeler of Colorado Springs, Sarah Kriner of Falcon, Kelli Leachman of Larkspur, Ann Martens of Monument, Josie Natrasevschi of Fort Collins, Lindsey Romig of Littleton, Natalia Suarez of Fort Collins and Eliana K. Wackerman of Colorado Springs.

The Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouting, and as Girl Scout Gold Award recipients, these girls’ accomplishments reflect extraordinary leadership and citizenship skills that mark them as valuable contributors to their communities and world.

“Earning the Girl Scout Gold Award designation is truly a remarkable achievement, and these young women exemplify leadership in all its forms,” said Stephanie Foote, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Colorado. “They saw a need, took ownership to help develop a solution and took action to make it happen. Their extraordinary dedication, perseverance and leadership is making the world a better place.”

The Gold Award culminates with a project led by one young woman between 9th and 12th grades who builds a purpose-based team to work with the larger community to meet a need. The focus of a Girl Scouts’ Gold Award project is identifying and researching a community issue she is passionate about, developing a plan to address it in cooperation with her team and community members, and providing sustainability for the project. Of the skills learned through Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards, leadership, organization and critical thinking are the fundamentals of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. The Gold Award has been part of the Girl Scout program since 1916. Some universities and colleges offer scholarships unique to Gold Award recipients, and girls who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces may receive advanced rank in recognition of their Girl Scout achievement.

The girls attending the event today enjoyed a historic tour of the Capitol and while on the floor, they heard the touching testimonies of House members in support of a bill to declare April 28 through May 4 as Holocaust Awareness Week in Colorado. It was fitting testimonial for the girls to hear, as the messages are so aligned with our Girl Scout organizational values of inclusion, respect and advocacy. One representative cited a quote from Elie Wiesel, “I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.”

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Congratulations to the Bronze Award Recipients March 2014!

Bronze_Award_Starburst_HRAll of the Colorado Girl Scouts who have achieved Girl Scouts Highest Awards this year have done amazing things! With your accomplishments, you have shown yourselves to be leaders in your community and advocates for others. Girl Scouts of Colorado is very proud of you all and the example you set!

Individual or combined Service Units are encouraged to plan celebrations honoring the highest awards recipients. Please contact your local Program Support Specialist for additional support.

Bronze Award Recipients March 2014

Troop42109 – Colorado Springs
Abigail Humphries
Ava Collins
Blakeley Bennett
Elizabeth Gumper
Ellie Schueler
Emma Popkin
Gabriella Greenberg
Hope Earls
Katie Weyant
Kellyn Pattee
Kennedy Wriedt
Mackenzie Walton
MyLinh Merkert
Ruby Boswell
Sarah Wrubel

Troop43107 – Monument
Kaitlyn Ketchell
Sarah Hinton
Zoe Johnson

Troop43580 – Colorado Springs
Jaylee Hepner

Troop44189 – Colorado Springs
Alison Russo
Allison Graham
Ashton McKnight-Wilson
Avery Lenocker
Heidi Johnson
Jaiden Jacobs
Jaycee Jacobs
Mallory Hajek
Sadye Hughes
Samantha Gregerson
Scarlet Lenocker
Sydney Hidalgo

Troop53289 – Arvada
Alyssa Davis
Audrey Solis
Cora Holguin
Emilyann Owens
Jocelyn Brown
Kaela Bredine
Katherine Price
Mary Charlotte Landvik
Molly Butler
Rebecca Stankiewicz

Troop53406 – Commerce City
Abigail Taugner
Emma Bourgeois
Gracelyn Adair
Isabella Heinmiller
Jaelyn Rainwater
Jerray Sterling
Kalene Nissen
Lauren Restrepo
Leah Sansom
Lydia Jimmerson
Madison Speck
Sydney Worden

Troop54373 – Denver
Claudia Horning
Ella Brink
Ellie Swigle
Lyndsey Snowtala
Sarah Young
Skylar Cole
Sofia Martikonis

Troop62802 – Aurora
Aura Delgado-Chacon
Kacey McCutchen
Lucy Herrick
Madison McCutchen
Megan Vazquez
Olivia Calderon

Troop72147 – Fort Collins
Avantika Malvankar
Charlotte Gregg
Dakota Lavigne
Ella Gernert
Jessica Robinson
Maile Tinker
Megan Grube
Meghan Williams
Nicole Clack
Olivia French

Troop73392 – Longmont
Amber Reichenberg
Ashley Reichenberg
Beatrice Lin
Courtney Haedike
Dina Mercier
Emma Stenner
Gayathri Budamgunta
Haeydn Sais
Kaelin Smith
Kensington Dobbins
Sophia Manning
Willow Good

Troop73961 – Louisville
Alexis Stone
Aurora Martinez
Chloe McCormick
Cynthia Vander Meyden
Erin Rosenthal
Katie Glass
Kavita Kellow
Kaylin Denny
Kya Irish
Leila Lauer
Maya Baumann
Miranda McCoy
Natalie Sargent
Nicole Schnettler
Sruti Durbha

Congratulations to the Silver Award Recipients March 2014!

Silver AwardAll of the Colorado Girl Scouts who have achieved Girl Scouts Highest Awards this year have done amazing things! With your accomplishments, you have shown yourselves to be leaders in your community and advocates for others. Girl Scouts of Colorado is very proud of you all and the example you set!

Individual or combined Service Units are encouraged to plan celebrations honoring the highest awards recipients. Please contact your local Program Support Specialist for additional support.

Silver Award Recipients March 2014

Troop40195 – Colorado Springs
Alyssa Scaduto
Emily Schaad
Madeline Campbell
Mikala O’Flynn

Troop51219 – Evergreen
Bryce Civiello

Troop53465 – Denver
Elizabeth Meschia
Graciela Smet
Lauren Deanda

Troop62752 – Centennial
Audrey Dubler
Jessica Pulido
Katie Carothers
Madison Wacaser
Merrilyn Loadman-Copeland

Troop69619 – Highlands Ranch
Marissa Myer

Troop69646 – Northglenn
Addison O’Donnell

Troop70351 – Lafayette
Mikayla Frank-Martin

Troop70552 – Frederick
Carolanne Allen

Troop73488 – Longmont
Abigail Denning
Georgina Bell
Jordyn Blaha
Madison Manning
Marin Neuhard
Megan Bush
Sarah Freese
Trinity Brubaker

Congratulations to the Bronze Award Recipients from February 2014!

Bronze_Award_Starburst_HRAll of the Colorado Girl Scouts who have achieved Girl Scouts Highest Awards this year have done amazing things! With your accomplishments, you have shown yourselves to be leaders in your community and advocates for others. Girl Scouts of Colorado is very proud of you all and the example you set!

Individual or combined Service Units are encouraged to plan celebrations honoring the highest awards recipients. Please contact your local Program Support Specialist for additional support.

Our annual spring celebrations are now in full swing! Friends and family are invited to attend any of the following celebrations. Please RSVP for all events online: girlscoutsofcolorado.org/highest-awards-rsvp

  • Fort Collins, April 25. Bronze, Silver and Gold Recognition, RSVP before April 11.
  • Denver, April 29. Silver and Gold Recognition (Bronze encouraged to attend), RSVP before April 15.
  • Boulder, May 4. Bronze, Silver, Gold and Bridging Celebration, RSVP before April 29.
  • Colorado Springs, May 29. Bronze, Silver and Gold Recognition, RSVP before May 22.

Bronze Award Recipients February 2014
 
Troop 40551 – Colorado Springs
Anjelina Castrejon
Essence Ward
Morgan Hebert
Shakyra Blue

Troop 41979 – Colorado Springs
Caitlin Lebakken
Emily Sandlin
Hope Arnold
Julia Schooley
Lauren Thoman
Makhaila Keown
Mariel Maione
Rayna White
Sarah Rasmussen
Sophia Schooley

Troop 41979 – Peyton
Isabella Albin

Troop 42111 – Colorado Springs
Alaisha Lemay
Arianna Tucker
Bryanna Doonan
Danielle Turner
Dionna Canty
Miquela Smith

Troop 43422 – Colorado Springs
Dana von Lehmden
Danielle de Leon
Emily Culbertson
Nicole Miller
Robin Lasswell

Troop 43479 – Colorado Springs
Hannah Svarverud

Troop 43580 – Colorado Springs
Aydenlee Stabel
Emily Tetrault
Jade Sablan
Missy Walker

Troop 44579 – Colorado Springs
Amelia Weldon
Brigid Hennessey
Brooke Ashbridge
Cara O’Leary
Erin Roderick
Hannah Sheridan
Holly White
Irelynn Parker
Kayleigh Von Hoene
Victoria Pappert

Troop 50596 – Arvada
Ashley McFarland
Lauryn Oldenburg

Troop 51564 – Littleton
Devin Keith
Kara Lerudis
Kennedy Solheim
Kiley Lawrence
Libby Matkins
Madison Bergman
Marisa Ross
Meghan Erbeck
Morgan Morrell
Riley Rosene
Sophia Drager
Summer Gehman
Taylor Chaplin

Troop 51823 – Arvada
Celia McNulty
Makayla Kinard

Troop 52493 – Evergreen
Megan Esterl

Troop 53185 – Littleton
Alexis Praska
Ella Myers
Grace Miller
Grace Ptak
Isabella Phippen
Jaxynn Simons
Kaitlyn Shepherd
Lilian Howerton
Madison Morrin
Prasamsha Kaini

Troop 53449 – Lakewood
Alexis Becker
Alycia Vigil
Amelia Carrillo
Brooklyn Niemi
Ciara Leal
Elaina Martinez
Jennifer Arredondo
Jessica Jimenez
Nzana Thillot
Rachel Medina-Gomez

Troop 62201 – Parker
Anita Silva
Caitlynn Carter
Kennedy Breda
Rachael Hamilton
Tyanna Fox

Troop 62521 – Parker
Sadie Krause

Troop 62856 – Highlands Ranch
Asha Kakuda
Ava Mount
Brianna Hughes
Elle Haller
Emily Sullivan
Georgia Hoekstra
Lauren Studdard
Sydney Collins

Troop 63505 – Highlands Ranch
Abigail Ulrich
Allison Miller
Elise Cary
Emily Lucker
Madison Weitzel

Troop 63888 – Parker
Ashlee Taylor
Carissa Wecker
Emily Salter
Hailee Collier
Hannah Reynolds
Megan Kane
Stella Hostin
Taylor Ellison

Troop 71382 – Louisville
Josette Hauser
Rory Sweedler

Troop 72469 – Johnstown
Alanna Daniel
Brinley Smith
Hope Jackson
Joya Haskin
Lainey Lowery
Michalyn Genau
Skylar Daniel

Troop 73265 – Erie
Camille Arnold-Mages
Jasmyne Williams

Congratulations to the Silver Award Recipients February 2014!

Silver AwardAll of the Colorado Girl Scouts who have achieved Girl Scouts Highest Awards this year have done amazing things! With your accomplishments, you have shown yourselves to be leaders in your community and advocates for others. Girl Scouts of Colorado is very proud of you all and the example you set!

Our annual spring celebrations are now in full swing! Friends and family are invited to attend any of the following celebrations. Please RSVP for all events online: girlscoutsofcolorado.org/highest-awards-rsvp

  • Fort Collins, April 25. Bronze, Silver and Gold Recognition, RSVP before April 11.
  • Denver, April 29. Silver and Gold Recognition (Bronze encouraged to attend), RSVP before April 15.
  • Boulder, May 4. Bronze, Silver, Gold and Bridging Celebration, RSVP before April 29.
  • Colorado Springs, May 29. Bronze, Silver and Gold Recognition, RSVP before May 22.

Individual or combined Service Units are encouraged to plan celebrations honoring the highest awards recipients. Please contact your local Program Support Specialist for additional support.

Silver Award Recipients February 2014
 
Troop 34105 – Pueblo
Jasmine Hollingsworth
Mariah Cordova
Megan Mayo
Morgan Patton

Troop 40144 – Colorado Springs
Amani Monroe
Doris Carroll
Emily Ouellette
Laura Livelli
Lillian Vandeweghe
Madyson Craver
Makenna Sauer
Maria Carrero
Megan Hennessey
Sarah Wettemann

Troop 40551 – Colorado Springs
Alexia Lucero
Alexys Townsend
Emily Grant
Lydia Donahue
Mercedes Melendez

Troop 42086 – Colorado Springs
Adrielle Baker
Elysia Tuttle
Faith Parker
Kearra Hahne
Mollie Metts
Victoria Grossman

Troop 50031 – Thornton
Anika Malone
Apoorva Seth
Bethani Hartman
Carissa Flores
Hailey Bickford
Josephine Martin
Madchen Craig
Olivia Johnson
Quinn Halgrimson
Samantha Martin
Shaela Burkert
Stephanie Hardee

Troop 51303 – Littleton
Claire Gibson
Lillian Mullen

Troop 53302 – Golden
Lucy Bennett

Troop 60054 – Aurora
Gracelyn Gutierrez
Mariana Zerr

Troop 60193 – Littleton
Anna Poelma
Ashley Mcferrin
Daphne Salisbury

Troop 61059 – Aurora
Addison Meyer
Aubrey Berger
Brooklin Banks
Jenice Bates
Keiondra Wilkerson
Kennedy Soureka
Sunsiray Fields

Troop 61791 – Highlands Ranch
Abrianna Desmond
Justine Monsell

Troop 61951 – Highlands Ranch
Alexis Brooker
Allyson Story
Fiorella Carlassare
Kaitlyn Krason

Troop 62573 – Centennial
Annie Morrison
Elizabeth Kahalley
Emily Fairbairn
Gwyneth Ormes
Jenna Link
Rachel Moes
Victoria Delate

Troop 62677 – Highlands Ranch
Jillian Holladay
Rachel Flin

Troop 62699 – Aurora
Alyson Ranucci
Mariah Byers
Sydne Wiederspan
Tatyana Bull

Troop 69619 – Highlands Ranch
Hannah Moore

Troop 70480 – Niwot
Kayleigh Limbach

Troop 70552 – Frederick
Hannah Stewart

Troop 71245 – Fort Collins
Annie Nay
Jenjira Siripachana
Jessa Salvador
Katherine Carlson

Troop 71619 – Lafayette
Claire Hankla
Emily Moore
Hannah Topliss
Jessica Shuler

Congratulations to the Silver Award Recipients December 2013!

Silver AwardAll of the Colorado Girl Scouts who have achieved Girl Scouts Highest Awards this year have done amazing things! With your accomplishments, you have shown yourselves to be leaders in your community and advocates for others. Girl Scouts of Colorado is very proud of you all and the example you set!

Individual or combined Service Units are encouraged to plan celebrations honoring the highest awards recipients. Please contact your local Program Support Specialist for additional support.

Silver Award

Troop51770 – Arvada

Brittany Webster

Troop61966 – Highlands Ranch

Mikayla Powell

Congratulations to the Bronze Award Recipients from December 2013!

Bronze_Award_Starburst_HRAll of the Colorado Girl Scouts who have achieved Girl Scouts Highest Awards this year have done amazing things! With your accomplishments, you have shown yourselves to be leaders in your community and advocates for others. Girl Scouts of Colorado is very proud of you all and the example you set!

Individual or combined Service Units are encouraged to plan celebrations honoring the highest awards recipients. Please contact your local Program Support Specialist for additional support.

Bronze Award

Troop53919 – Arvada

Alexandra Weaver

Lillian Valdez

Nina Paul

Paige Newman

Shawn Murphy

Troop73655 – Boulder

Franziska Pflaum

Imani Fernandez-Gorbea

Jaimi Lutes

Jordan Lutes

Jordyn Grace

Kate Liston

Lauren Hirschhorn

Morgan Hunt

Renee Gangwish

Siri Allegra-Berger

Girl Scouts honor Highest Awards recipients on the Western Slope

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On Friday, Nov. 8th, Allen Unique Autos graciously hosted the Western Slope Girl Scouts Highest Awards Ceremony. This event celebrated girls receiving one of Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards, or the Bronze, Silver or Gold Award, in the 2012-2013 membership year. With their friends and family in attendance, 41 girls received awards from area Girl Scouts of Colorado Board Member Shauna Shafer. Also in attendance and showing their support for Girl Scouting were 2013 Girl Scouts Women of Distinction from the Western Slope, Lois Dunn and Elisabeth Boyd. Keynote speaker was former Girl Scout and area Attorney Catherine Norton-Breman, who inspired the girls with stories about how the courage she learned in Girl Scouts helped her succeed in the business world.

Annamarie Pritt from Rifle was the sole Girl Scout in attendance who received the highest award in Girl Scouts, the Gold Award. For her project she created a camp for girls between the ages 11 and 16 to learn wilderness survival skills, self-confidence and leadership skills.

KJCT and KKCO TV from Grand Junction did a story on the event

Outdoor Volunteer Opportunities – Bear Creek Lake

Flood conditions have created unique volunteer opportunities for Girl Scout Troops at Bear Creek Lake Park.

http://www.9news.com/news/article/357067/188/Bear-Creek-Lake-Park-keeps-acres-of-flood-water-from-homes-downstream

Bear Creek Lake Park has been a dedicated supporter of Girl Scouts of Colorado, we have had many day camps there over the years. They were on the news today about the catastrophic flooding at the park. The park was originally designed as a backup system to catch water flowing down from the mountains to protect Denver and the neighboring areas from flooding.

Lucky for residents downstream, the park reservoirs did their job but the park is flooded. Bear Creek Lake Park is having an initial cleanup for the park on October 2nd 2013. This is one of many future volunteer opportunities at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood.

The park is in a holding pattern untill the water recedes for any cleanup or help. They will be looking for groups, etc in the spring and next summer to help with cleanup and repairs.

Volunteer run day camp directors’ contact information will be published with their camps in the camp catalog so that parents can ask them directly regarding location changes due to flooding.

Contact Bear Creek Lake Park here: http://www.lakewood.org/ContactUs/

Thank you to Judy Moisey-Asay, a dedicated boating volunteer, who brought this to our attention.