Tag Archives: Hometown Heroes

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.

Honoring Hometown Heroes During COVID-19 Pandemic

Submitted by Jessica Holbrook

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Lupton

Troop 70757 chose Blessings in a Bag for their Hometown Heroes for the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Program. Blessings in a Bag is a local non-profit that gathers food of which they pack into backpacks and deliver to local schools every Friday. They provide meals for kids during the weekend when they aren’t able to get school lunches. The kids who receive these backpacks are those in the most need.

With COVID-19 closing the schools, these backpacks are needed now more than ever. Our troop donated 200 packages to Blessings in a Bag. They filled two weeks worth of backpacks.

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.

Cookie donation to Rose Medical Center ICU

 

 

 

 

 

Submitted by Michelle Ingle

Metro Denver

Broomfield

Seven Girl Scout Juniors from Troop 65579  joined forces with Coyote Ridge Elementary School to make a donation to staff at Rose Medical Center ICU. The  girls contributed their entire stock of Hometown Heroes cookies to the school’s 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.

Girls Scout troop thanks nurses with cookies

Submitted by Penny W.

Northern & Northeastern CO

Greeley

Troop 74404 delivered baskets of Girl Scout Cookies to Banner Hospital of Greeley and UCHealth to thank nurses for all they do. The girls were not able to do it as troop, so they designated Bree to deliver them for the troop. Bree also delivered cookies to two nursing homes. The girls picked first responders as their Hometown Heroes and will also deliver cookies to firefighters.

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 Scout Cookies to Children’s Hospital

Submitted by Cindy Opong

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Daisy/Brownie/Junior Troop 43483 delivered Girl Scout Cookies to the recently opened local branch of Children’s Hospital. The troop of 14 girls chose the staff at Children’s Hospital for their Hometown Hero donations. They received enough donations during the Cookie Program to give 178 packages of cookies. Two sisters made the delivery on behalf of the troop due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Troop 65659 honors Hometown Heroes

Submitted by Jessica Spangler

Metro Denver

Denver

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!

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

Recognizing our Hometown Heroes

Submitted by Marie Merrill-Exton

Southwestern CO

Pagosa Springs

Sage, with Daisy Troop 26237 of Pagosa Springs, donated a case of Girl Scout Cookies to a grocery store from her troop. The grocery store employees have been working incredibly hard to make sure the store is stocked for the community during this unsettling time with the COVID-19. They deserve a BIG THANK YOU for being Hometown Heroes in our community.

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

Weekend travels include cookie sales

Submitted by Amber Biviano

Metro Denver

Parker

These Brownies spend weekends in the mountains and invited members of Summit County Fire and EMS to visit their booth in Frisco to try the new Lemon-Ups.  This year, our troop goals are to attend summer camp and to give back to our community in a variety of ways, in addition to sharing cookies with our Hometown Heroes (local veterinarians).

These girls are go-getters! They didn’t let a weekend trip to the mountains deter them from cookie sales. With just one week left, they are focusing on achieving their personal and troop goals.

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

Cookies and respect for our Hometown Heroes

Submitted by Ann Foster

Metro Denver

Castle Pines

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.

These Girl Scouts also earned the Uniform to Uniform patch! Learn how to earn yours: http://gscoblog.org/2020/01/uniform-to-uniform-patch-for-the-2020-girl-scout-cookie-program/ 

Uniform to Uniform in Steamboat Springs

Submitted by Christine Kucera

Mountain Communities

Steamboat Springs

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!

These Girl Scouts also earned the Uniform to Uniform patch! Learn how to earn yours: http://gscoblog.org/2020/01/uniform-to-uniform-patch-for-the-2020-girl-scout-cookie-program/