Tag Archives: Hometown Heroes

Parker Troop Delivers 336 Packages of Cookie to Their Hometown Heroes

Submitted by Karen Grealy

Metro Denver

Parker

Seven Girl Scouts from Troop 66861 delivered 336 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to their Hometown Heroes. The girls decided to donate 48 packages of cookies to each of their individual schools.
They wanted to say thank you to the administrators, nurses, teachers, and custodial staff who have worked tirelessly to make in-person and remote learning possible this year.

These Girl Scouts have demonstrated perseverance through difficult times. They have withstood changes in school, Girl Scouts, and sports through the year. They are tough cookies and shining examples of what it means to be leaders in their community.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Cookies for the Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital

Submitted by Ellie B.

Metro Denver

Parker

This was Andie’s fifth year selling cookies. Selling during during a pandemic shifted her selling strategies. She decided to make door hangers for customers in the neighborhood to order cookies, instead of her usual door-to-door selling cookies in-hand on starting day. She brought flyers with the QR code for her site to school and handed them out to her classmates and school staff. She contacted previous customers by phone. She used her family’s social media sites to publish her site and send thank you messages for those who ordered. The new sales tactics were successful. She quickly met and surpassed her goal of 400 packages.

The best part was one of the neighbors saw on the door hanger that Andie was going to deliver donated packages to the Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital. The neighbor called to ask for more details, and not only did the neighbor make a large donation, she also told her small business group about it, and some of those businesses also made donations. In the end, 140 packages of cookies were delivered to the Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital, plus three fleece blankets Andie made. Andie’s troop also contributed an additional 256 packages through the Gift of Caring program!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Good Samaritan Hospital: Hometown Heroes

Submitted by Erin Mulligan

Metro Denver

Arvada

On Saturday, March 27, 2021, Kira and Taylor represented Daisy Troop 65528 and delivered 20 packages of donated Girl Scout Cookies to their Hometown Heroes, the staff of Good Samaritan Hospital in Lafayette.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Cookies for Hometown Heroes

Submitted by Cecelia Vigil

Western Colorado

Grand Junction

Cecelia chose her local post office where her dad works as her Hometown Hero this year. She sees the long hours they work to deliver essentials to people who didn’t want to leave home during the pandemic. Cecelia delivered 30 packages of cookies to her local post office. She also collected cookies for the military.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Hometown Hero Cookies for Police Officers and Firefighters

 

Submitted by Destani Barnes

Pueblo & Southeastern CO

Pueblo

Troop 35131 collected more than 400 packages of Girl Scout Cookies and delivered them to the different fire stations and police stations throughout Pueblo and Pueblo West. The Girl Scouts wanted to let our first responders know just how grateful they are for their service.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Gratitude for our Hometown Heroes at the Salud Health Center

Submitted by Jessica Holbrook

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Lupton

The Brownies of Troop 70757 chose our local Salud Health Center as their Hometown Hero this cookie season. The Salud Clinic stayed open through the pandemic offering COVID testing and support. The girls collected 95 packages to deliver to them.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Hometown Heroes: Denver Rescue Mission

Submitted by Jessica Spangler

Metro Denver

Denver

Girl Scout Juniors Julianna and Kennedy, and Girl Scout Daisy Summer of multi-level Troop 65659 came together to deliver more than 70 packages of donated cookies to the staff and volunteers of the Denver Rescue Mission. The girls gave the cookies to staff member Krista who thanked them for their donation.

The troop’s Girl Scout Senior Elizabeth asked the rest of the girls if they would choose the Rescue Mission as their Hometown Hero this year. In January, she met virtually with the Rescue Mission’s Public Relations Manager and learned that it benefits from amazing volunteers each day who continue to serve meals to people without homes throughout the pandemic. The troop agreed that they are heroes in our community.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Hometown Heroes Success

Submitted by Heather Sloop

Mountain Communities

Steamboat Springs

Troop 56342 delivered 156 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to Johnny B. Goods diner. The girls chose to give their Hometown Hero donations to Johnny’s because they have been such great community members throughout the pandemic. They give free soup to anyone who is in need, as well as deliver to assisted living facilities in our county. Johnny’s was recognized by Colorado Governor Jared Polis last May for their efforts during COVID. Troop 56342 thought their HTH cookies would be a great dessert with any free meals the diner continues to give to our community.

When we delivered the cookies, Kathy Diemer, owner of Johnny B. Goods, talked to our troop about business ownership and what it’s like being a female owner. Our girls earned their Business Owner badge during this visit.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Cookies for Hometown Heroes

Submitted by Kim Frederking

Metro Denver

Highlands Ranch

Junior Troop 65443 in Highlands Ranch delivered Girl Scout Cookies to their Hometown Hero, Children’s Hospital South Campus. Medical community, thanks for all you do!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

 

 

Honoring Teachers as Hometown Heroes

Submitted by Marie Merrill-Exton

Southwestern CO

Pagosa Springs

Sage, a Brownie from Pagosa Springs, accomplished the biggest goal she set for herself this cookie season, which was to collect 80 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to donate to the staff and teachers at her local elementary school. Sage wanted to recognize them as Hometown Heroes and thank them for all they have done to make sure the children could attend school safely this year.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.