With COVID-19 arriving in March, Troop 65889 was never able to drop off their donations to their Hometown Hero, South Metro Fire and Rescue. As their leader, I had envisioned the girls dropping off the cases together, and seeing what all of their hard work meant to the firefighters.
Understanding that the virus would still be with us through the summer, I decided to call South Metro to see what we could do.
After hearing the girls had more than 730 packages to donate, Pam at South Metro stopped by with a van to pick them all up. She will be dropping-off the cookies to 29 different stations, and ensuring our fire teams have full bellies.
I truly wish the girls could have been there, but my two Girl Scouts were the perfect representatives.
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Multi-level Troop 65659 voted for the Colorado Animal Welfare League as their Hometown Hero for 2020. Colorado Animal Welfare League (CAWL) is a 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization founded with the mission to protect homeless animals in Colorado and the surrounding states of Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming, and New Mexico. Their goal is to advance the awareness of the need for spaying and neutering our pets to reduce overpopulation. CAWL’s mobile spay/neuter clinic, the SNOW Mobile, is taken to rural areas with limited veterinary resources, inner-city areas, and Indian reservations where spaying and neutering will only happen if it is nearly free and comes to them. They work with local vets to provide the spaying and neutering service at no cost to the public.
The troop was very impressed by the work CAWL does to control pet overpopulation by spaying and neutering for free in areas where it would not otherwise happen. As an all-volunteer organization, CAWL is truly going above and beyond to help animals. CAWL was very happy to receive several cases of cookies for volunteers to enjoy!
Girl Scout Brownie Troop 65573 was treated to a visit by Deputy Andrew of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department! The local sheriffs are this troop’s Hometown Heroes, and the girls really enjoyed thanking them for all they do to keep everyone safe in the community, and also made sure they got their entire case of cookies that had been donated. A Daisy from our sister troop was also there to help, as she was training on how to run a successful cookie booth.
We learned that when the sheriff is at the cookie booth, lots and lots of people want to thank them for their service to our community, and buy lots of cookies! This got us even closer to our cookie sales goal.
A police officer visited our cookie booth. She wanted to purchase a package of cookies. We had just had a customer donate 19 Hometown Hero packages!!! We tried to give her one, but she insisted on purchasing a package to support us. We were so thrilled. We discussed with her about running an event to visit the police station and doing any activities we want to earn an award. We are so excited for this opportunity and can’t wait to make it a reality. Our Hometown Heroes really are our heroes!
Girl Scouts from Troop 35144 invited our local fire department to come see us at our cookie booth and purchase some cookies. We then let them know they are our Hometown Heroes and their station will be receiving donated cookies at the end of the season. They brought two firetrucks for us to see, answered our many questions, showed us their uniform, and demonstrated how quickly they have to put it on in an emergency. Thank you to our local heroes at Pueblo Main Rural Fire Department for all your assistance!
Zosia L., Wilhelmina M., and Kiera K. from Troop 35367 got a chance to meet their Hometown Heroes, the Englewood Police Department, and sell cookies at a Charles Hay World School organized event, Cougar-Palooza, on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Lots of questions were asked from both the Girl Scouts and police officers!
Troop 27145 of Mancos participated in their first cookie booth of the season and had a repeat customer. Sgt. Brad Ray stopped by and purchased a few packages of cookies with the promise that he’ll be back. Not even an hour later, he returned as promised for cookies for his family and donated some packages once he learned that the troop decided that the teachers of Mancos RE6 were their Hometown Heroes!
Troop 27145 embodies the G.I.R.L. spirit! We have one Junior who loves to help organize and lead the troop in activities and our Brownies really dive in to anything they decide to do. They are fast on their feet and can problem solve as a team to accomplish their goal and have really bonded as a troop this year.
Troop 40698 selected Children’s Hospital Colorado as their Hometown Hero. In addition to delivering Girl Scout Cookies, Girl Scouts used cookie proceeds to purchase coloring books, sketch books, crayons, color pencils, and markers for all ages.
Girl Scout Troop 65412 from Aurora delivered the 240 packages of Girl Scout Cookies they collected during the Cookie Program to their Hometown Hero, Metro Caring Food Bank. While there, the Girl Scouts toured the market and stocked shelves with the first packages of cookies!
Troop 59 Cadettes delivered 720 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to UCHealth Oncology staff and support personnel around Metro Denver. Girl Scouts met with Medical Director of Oncology Dr. Regina Brown an inspiring leader in our community who is also a Girl Scout alum. They learned about her career and what’s helped her to find success.