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Broomfield Girl Scouts work together to support a local charity

Submitted by Brittney Bilotti

Metro Denver

Broomfield

In honor of Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday, Daisy and Brownie Troops 66586, 65575, and 67462 combined forces to conduct a Birthday in a Bag Drive. Each participating girl was asked to do their best to collect items such as cake mix, frosting, candles, plates, napkins, and theme decorations. They were encouraged to reach out beyond their families to obtain supplies. Participating Girl Scouts who collected enough supplies to complete two bags were given a “Birthday in a Bag” fun patch.

All donations were given to A Precious Child Family Resource Center in Broomfield. At this facility, referred families are welcome to come in and shop (at no charge) for items they so desperately need. When a supported family has a child’s birthday, they are able to select an assortment of birthday supplies, in addition to shopping for food pantry supplies.

We are very proud to announce that our Girl Scouts collected enough donated supplies to fill a total of 46 complete sets of birthday bags for local children and their families. Plus, there were an additional 18 boxes of cake mix, 18 cans of frosting, and 24 boxes of candles for our charity’s food pantry shelves.

The leaders and participants of these three troops had such a positive experience that they have already begun planning their next community service project.

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Brighton Girl Scouts celebrate Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthday

Submitted by GSCO Volunteer Support Specialist Rebecca Lipman

Metro Denver

Brighton

Girl Scouts in Brighton’s Harper’s Ferry Service Unit gathered to celebrate the birthday of Girl Scout Founder Juliette Gordon Low and Halloween. In addition to the regular Halloween fun of dressing up, the girls decided to honor Juliette’s legacy and birthday by creating birthday kits that were donated to a local food bank! Knowing that birthdays can often be a difficult time financially for families, the birthday kits can be given to families in need to help relieve this burden. The birthday kits contained all the supplies needed to make a birthday cake, as well as cards made and signed by the Girl Scouts.

The girls also celebrated Halloween by dressing up, learning the Thriller dance, and having fun with some spooky science!

To make your own birthday kit you will need the following ingredients:

Cake mix
Icing
Candles
Disposable pan
Single serving applesauce
A gift bag it will all fit into

Happy Birthday Juliette Low!

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Join GSCO for Boo at the Denver Zoo

Get your Girl Scout spirit on this weekend at Boo at the Zoo at the Denver Zoo! Girl Scouts of Colorado will be have a presence on Saturday, October 31, with a tent featuring face painting,  trick-or-treat candy station, great giveaway prizes for those interested in Girl Scouts, and vintage Girl Scout uniforms, worn by the Girl Scouts Staff! And, don’t forget—it’s Juliette Gordon Low’s 155th birthday!

Boo at the Zoo offers more than 25 trick-or-treat stations, “creepy crawly” animal demonstrations, and family-friend entertainment for all! Activities are held beneath the Mile High City’s colorful foliage from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. “Boo After Dark” is from 6:30 p.m – 9 p.m., which is for evening trick-or-treaters who prefer to see the animals and lights at night.

All activities include the price of admission. $17 for adults, $12 for children, free for children 2 years and younger.

To volunteer for “Boo After Dark” at the Girl Scouts tent handing out candy, please contact Christine Slomski, 303-607-4803 or Christine.slomski@gscolorado.org.

Girl Scout troop honors founder with gift to newborn baby

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Submitted by Dena Thomason
Cortez
Happy Birthday to Juliette Gordon Low! The Girl Scouts of Troop 2619 donated a gift basket to the first baby girl born on Halloween in honor of our Founder whose birthday was on Halloween. We met a sweet new mom and her beautiful baby girl at Southwest Memorial Hospital.
She was very gracious and allowed the entire troop into her room to see her newborn daughter. Our gift basket included many fun and useful baby items, including a handmade blanket. We hope that they like the gifts and the Girl Scout cookies. Our troop also gave some cookies to the nurses and staff at the hospital for doing such a great job.
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