Tag Archives: Hometown Heroes

Girl Scouts Support a Community Resource

Submitted by Jennifer Redmond

Metro Denver

Aurora

Troop 4235 chose Families First, a community resource branch of Shiloh House, to donate Girl Scout Cookies to. The cookies will go to kids who otherwise would not get a sweet treat like a Girl Scout Cookie. We also paired our cookie donation with a service project, collecting protein bars and hygiene products such as soaps and combs to further help the families in need.

These girls wanted to help a local women’s shelter. They also like helping other kids. They found a way to be leaders and do both at the same time. They made a difference in their community and learned more about a local resource while doing it.

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 Hometown Heroes

Submitted by Danielle Wilson

Northern & Northeastern CO

Greeley

With COVID-19 taking place, Tearyn wasn’t able to deliver Girl Scout Cookies to her Hometown Hero until now. She was so excited to call and set up a time to deliver the 30 packages she managed to get! The local military recruiting center was happy to receive the cookies.

I’m a go getter because I set high goals and I never gave up!

I’m an innovator because I changed up my greeting to potential customers and changed my booth set up, even adding lights for my night booths!

I’m a risk-taker because I didn’t know how many sales I would make, if any, at any of my booths, but I always put myself out there to do my best!

I’m a leader because after I hit my personal goal 2,020 boxes, I gave the extra sale credits to my troop, so every girl could reach their goals!

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 Ericka Pilon

Northern & Northeastern CO

Firestone

COVID quarantine hit right at the end of Girl Scout Cookie season and we never were able to take  cookies to our Hometown Heroes, emergency room doctors and nurses at two local hospitals. This weekend, Troop 71171 of Firestone finally dropped off half of their Hometown Hero Cookies, 52 assorted packages, to doctors and nurses at Longmont United Hospital in Longmont.

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 Cookie Donations

Submitted by Karen Grealy

Metro Denver

Parker

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.

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.

Girl Scouts Continues

Submitted by Erin B.

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

At the beginning of this pandemic, I delivered cookies to our Hometown Heroes- the people that work at our local Waste Management Recycling Center. They were stunned to find out that our troop chose them as our heroes. They truly are heroes, still working during the pandemic to collect recycling and doing what they can to help make our community and earth a better place for everyone. By recycling, they already do what Girl Scouts are taught to do.  After we delivered the cookies, they called my mom and I for an interview for their internal WM podcast for their employees nationwide. It was amazing to see how appreciative they were for being recognized as unsung heroes.

I’ve completed several badges and patches to keep me busy. I look forward to being together again with my troop. Some of us are attending the outdoor theatre hike put on by Theatre Across Borders. They have actors along a trail at the Fountain Nature Creek. Groups of ten or less leave at timed intervals to walk the trail. They encounter the actors and watch the scene at each play stop along the route. We are able to get outdoors, can socially distance, and still be together to do a fun hike with an outdoor play experience. I’m trying to keep active and remember that I’m not the only one stuck at home.

The pandemic is bad enough, but then to have the tragic death of George Floyd. I wanted to organize a peaceful protest with my troop and show support for justice in the George Floyd incident, and also show support for our local police officers. I organized a protest outside a local police station on Goddard Street. We showed our support for our police officers and showed our support for Justice for George Floyd. I wanted to show that even as a young tween, I too have strong ideas of how to make a difference and show support- without having to resort to violence.

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 Hometown Heroes of The Salvation Army

Submitted by Aydin Hoo

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Girl Scout Troop 43893 is a multi-level troop of Juniors and Cadettes in Colorado Springs. They chose The Salvation Army – Colorado Springs Corp as their Hometown Heroes for this year’s cookie season. The Salvation Army provides church ministry, food programs, youth programs, housing, and more for Colorado Springs.
During cookie sales, Troop 43893 received donations to support the food pantry at the Yuma St. location. COVID-19 restrictions kept us from presenting our donations as a troop, but members Marissa (Cadette) and Sabrina (Junior) were able to deliver this week!

This troop of innovators always tries to choose a different HTH each year to support the community. This year, they had a slow start with donations during cookie sales, but did not let that keep them down. They rallied their efforts and these go-getters received about 175 packages to deliver to their HTH.

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.

HTH Delivery and Social Distancing Bike Ride

Submitted by Sandi DeCamp

Metro Denver

Broomfield

Sixth grade Girl Scout Cadette Troop 60594 from Broomfield delivered cookies to their Hometown Heroes by way of a social distancing bike ride. We loaded up a bike trailer with the cookies, a poster sized thank you card, and took to a bike path. The girls had fun riding their bikes. Proving they can have fun anywhere, the girls created a “bike wave” as they rode-similar to a stadium audience wave. It was our own personal bike parade!

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.

Donations to Crossfire Ministries

Submitted by Dinah Campbell

Pikes Peak

Peyton

Troop 40294 decided to donate our Hometown Hero cookies to the food bank at Crossfire Ministries. They were thrilled to be able to give our Girl Scout Cookies to families in need who normally couldn’t afford our cookies. We also held a food drive within our own troop to give extra shelf stable goods during this extra difficult time- all while social distancing.

In the photo is Ella and Dinah, representing our whole troop. Dinah is one of the leaders for the troop. Special thanks to Julie, the other troop leader and cookie mom for our troop. She picked the collection of cookies for donation, and of course, the task of cookie mom and all that record keeping that goes with it.

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 Hometown Heroes at Fire Station 19

Submitted by Merry Hammes

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Troop 42694 selected Fire Station 19 as our Hometown Hero for our 2020 Cookie Program. They are helping our community as first responders during this pandemic and we wanted to show our appreciation. We were able to donate more than 100 packages of Girl Scout Cookies. Due to social distancing, Sara represented the troop during delivery.

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 to Hometown Heroes

Submitted by Alisha James

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

Ella delivered donations on behalf of Troop 76091 to their Hometown Heroes, the Boulder Valley Humane Society. In addition to Girl Scout Cookies for the staff, the girls also included cat scratchpads that they made out of cookie cases and blankets that were made or purchased. The Boulder Valley Humane Society has so many deserving volunteers and workers. The girls can’t wait to get a tour organized once more restrictions are lifted.

During cookie season, these girls spent several meetings working together by helping roll the cardboard to make it easier to be glued together to create the cat scratchpads and making the fleece blankets. Some of the fleece was donated by Hidden Treasure2 in Longmont. The girls chose Boulder Valley Humane Society because many had rescued pets of their own and truly believe in their mission.

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.