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Girl Scouts celebrate 15th anniversary of Yule Marble Initiative

2019 marks 15 years since Girl Scout Troop 60357 of Lakewood petitioned state lawmakers to designate the Yule Marble as the Official State Rock of Colorado. The girls embarked on the project to make Colorado the most geologically patriotic state in the union, with red, white, and blue geologic symbols (mineral: http://bit.ly/2HuK7P2, rock: http://bit.ly/2EmmZjW, and gemstone: http://bit.ly/2M1Ysqv). The project also enabled them to earn the Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest honor for fourth and fifth grade Girl Scouts.

Now, Girl Scout alumnae are reflecting on what the project meant to them and the impact Girl Scouts has had on their lives.

“Now, in 2019 looking back over the last 15 years, I realize that this project did more for me as an adult than I ever could have imagined.”

“It’s pretty awesome to say that I was part of a group of young, ambitious women that took on the seemingly impossible and succeeded.”

MiKayla Loseke

“The most important lesson I learned from all this hard work is you can achieve anything you   put your mind to. A group of young girls with the help of a few very strong women were able to pass a bill into law in the state of Colorado. We weren’t experienced in the way governments work. We had no idea what we were doing. (The help we received from Senator Betty Boyd was incredible, we wouldn’t have been able to do it without her.)”

“I learned to be proud of my accomplishments. Our troop is going to be a part of Colorado’s history forever, and having that accomplishment, knowing that I was part of something great, gives me the courage to continue doing great things.”

Laura Eckhardt 

“The Yule Marble Initiative gave me a sense of hope for my own life and for the lives of those around me. My 12-year-old self was bold enough to go in front of a room of politicians and tell them that ‘even the smallest citizen can have a voice,’ and what was amazing was that those intimidating politicians listened and also agreed with us. What an empowering feeling for a bunch of pre-teens! I try to carry that feeling with me throughout my life and let it be a reminder when I doubt myself or the world around me, that change is possible and even the smallest, most seemingly insignificant of us are capable of making great changes in the world around us. That gives me hope.”

Emily Cameron

“I like to use this event as an example when I am working with fourth and fifth graders who are just starting to want to make their marks on the world. I share with them that a group of kids just like them, from their own neighborhoods, were able to make such a large and lasting change in their community, and that if they see a need, they too can reach out and do something about it.”

“Yule marble has become so much more than our Bronze Award project, it laid the foundation for the kind of people we grew up to be, and the kind of power we all have to make a difference in our world. If a bunch of little girls can change their world and make it just a little bit better, imagine what the rest of us can do if we set our minds to it.”

Caitlin Corenblith

 

 

 

Volunteer Spotlight: Michelle Pierce

Girl Scouts of Colorado is celebrating extraordinary volunteers throughout the state in honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month. Michelle Pierce of Lakewood in the Metro Denver region is a shining example of the wonderful role Girl Scout volunteers play in the lives of girls and our community.

GSCO asked Michelle to answer a few quick questions about her volunteer experience. We hope you find her as inspiring as we did.

Why did you become a Girl Scout volunteer? 

When my oldest daughter was going to kindergarten, I knew I wanted her to have the Girl Scout experience I had as a child. My mom was the leader and I just knew I wanted to be one as well.  (That was 10 years ago now!)

Tell us about your different volunteer roles as a Girl Scout. 

Well, I think I have had most every position you can have. I am a troop leader for two troops (both daughters), TCM for both troops, FPM for both troops, service unit manager for Rosewood, SUCM and SUFPM. Several years ago, I was the  school coordinator for Dennison Elementary.

What have you learned as a Girl Scout volunteer? 

The girls teach me new things all of the time. Teamwork with other leaders. Having support and friendships that are lasting because we have a same interest. Organization skills have improved. So much more.

What do you hope girls have learned from you? 

They are important. Leading and growing into strong young women. Know that they can accomplish anything they set their mind to.

How has your experience as a volunteer helped you become a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader)?

Be able to set goals and and take risks in life both professionally and personally. Also, to lead others to to get a common goal accomplished.

Want to nominate a volunteer for Girl Scouts of Colorado to spotlight? Please email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org. 

TRY IT Days: Create Like a G.I.R.L. – Belmar Library

You’ve heard about Girl Scouts – now try it for yourself!

Join us for an afternoon of sample activities from our new Girl Scout Outdoor Art badges!

Are you new to Girl Scouts?

Please join us to learn all about what it means to be a Girl Scout, and the wonderful volunteer opportunities available. Inviting K-12th grade girls and an adult to learn more. New troops are forming today!

As a Girl Scout, your girl will practice leadership with grit like a go-getter, problem solve like an innovator, embrace challenges like a risk-taker, and show empathy like a leader—in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment where she can feel free to let her full, magnificent personality shine through every single time.

Are you a current Girl Scout member or volunteer?

You’re invited to complete hands-on activities toward your Outdoor Art badge in the comfort of the library. Bring a friend or prospective volunteer to share the wonderful world of Girl Scouts!

To start your girls’ membership with Girl Scout of Colorado visit: www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/join

TRY IT Days: Engineer Like a G.I.R.L. – Lakewood Library

You’ve heard about Girl Scouts – now try it for yourself!

Join us for an afternoon of sample activities from our new Girl Scout Engineering Journeys and badges!

Are you new to Girl Scouts?

Please join us to learn all about what it means to be a Girl Scout, and the wonderful volunteer opportunities available. Inviting K-12th grade girls and an adult to learn more. New troops are forming today!

As a Girl Scout, your girl will practice leadership with grit like a go-getter, problem solve like an innovator, embrace challenges like a risk-taker, and show empathy like a leader—in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment where she can feel free to let her full, magnificent personality shine through every single time.

Are you a current Girl Scout member or volunteer?

You’re invited to complete hands-on activities toward Engineering badges in the comfort of the library. Bring a friend or prospective volunteer to share the wonderful world of Girl Scouts!

To start your girls’ membership with Girl Scout of Colorado visit: www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/join

Girl Scouts Information Night – Lakewood

Please join us to learn all about what it means to be a Girl Scout, and the wonderful volunteer opportunities available. Inviting K-12th grade girls and an adult to learn more. New troops are forming today!

As a Girl Scout, your girl will practice leadership with grit like a go-getter, problem solve like an innovator, embrace challenges like a risk-taker, and show empathy like a leader—in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment where she can feel free to let her full, magnificent personality shine through every single time.

Event will take place on Tuesday, January 15th from 5:00-6:00pm at Hutchinson Elementary, 12900 W Utah Ave, Lakewood, CO 80228

Daisies learn how to keep a digital treasure safe

Submitted by Lorell Duteil

Metro Denver

Lakewood

Lakewood Daisy Troop 60711 recently completely the “Cybersecurity Basics” badge. The girls enjoyed brainstorming ways to protect real and digital “treasure” as well as learning and discussing about different types of computers. The girls protected their crystal gems by boxing, hiding, bubble wrapping, taping, tying it up, warning labels, and disguising the package.

The Daisies were really excited to share all the computers they know of and how they use computers to learn and ‘see’ the world. They are also working on the “Space Explorer” badge and liked talking about computers they could use in space. They are excited to take on the “Cybersecurity Safeguards” badge activities soon.

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

Earn Junior camping badges

Submitted by Michelle Pierce

Metro Denver

Lakewood

Senior Troop 2017 is hosting a camping skills overnight for Girl Scout Juniors at Twisted Pine January 12- 13, 2019 from  4 p.m. to 10 a.m. We are teaching camping skills. We will earn the following badges: “First Aid,” “Simple Meals,” “Camper,” and a special “Camping Basics” badge. We will learn about fire and knife safety and how to pitch a tent. Girls will make two meals and learn about first aid and knots. Register here: https://junior-camping-201.cheddarup.com

This is a passion that this troop has. They love camping and helping teach others the skills for camping. They have even come up with their own “Camping Basics” badge to provide to the participants.

Junior Twisted Pine Jan 12-13[2]

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

Rosewood service unit’s World Thinking Day 2018 celebration

Submitted by Charity Brennan

Metro Denver

Lakewood

On April 14, 2018, the Rosewood service unit hosted its 4th annual World Thinking Day event with more than 275 girls in attendance. This included all levels of Girl Scouts representing 30 countries and vendors, Spark Fun, Waste Management, Outdoor Adventure, and WAGGGS, at the event.

The day started off with opening words from Stephanie Foote, President & CEO of GSCO, informing the girls about the importance of travel and how she had recently visited Morocco. Ms. Foote said when she visits a new country her favorite thing is to pick up a new recipe, then shares it with family and friends when she returns.

There were also two Ambassadors, Eilish “Silky” and Taylor “Doppie,” who have been Girl Scouts for 12 years. They spoke about their Gold Award plans. They have always helped support unit events and have also earned their Bronze and Silver Awards. Rosewood’s mission is “Girl Scouts for life, leaders for life,” which we are promoting as an incentive for the Girl Scouts to earn all three Highest Awards.

Then, the Girl Scouts, leaders, and families toured the countries, tasted new food, exchanged SWAPS with each other, and learned about Girl Scouts in other countries. This year’s WTD focus was IMPACT. Waste Management joined us to talk about recycling and how to protect the planet. “It is something small that has a big impact”.

Everyone was also asked to bring Girl Scout leader supplies to swap &/or share and we took ARC donations as another way to cause an IMPACT.

A big thank you to all the volunteers and Girl Scouts that made this a fun and educational event for everyone. We hope you can join us next year for our fifth annual event.

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

Simple meals with Pie in the Sky Bakery

Submitted by Sally Boyd

Metro Denver

Lakewood

Troop 60697 took a break from cookie sales to finish up their Simple Meals badge at Pie in the Sky Bakery in Longmont. After a great discussion on food safety, Executive Chef Tiffany Price took them on a tour and helped them make their own gluten-free pizza!

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

Volunteers needed: Cookie delivery day 2018

Delivery Day for the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program is fast approaching. The delivery sites are always needing more support and your help would be appreciated. If you haven’t already signed up for a time to support the delivery site, there is still time.

Broomfield **NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

1025 Eldorado Boulevard

Broomfield, CO 80021

Sign Up:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4dafae23a57-level1

*This is our largest site with the least volunteers signed up.

Red Rocks Community College

13300 West Sixth Ave.

Lakewood, CO 80228

Sign Up:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4dafae23a57-redrocks

Castle Rock- Castle View High School

5254 N. Meadows Dr.

Castle Rock, CO 80109

Sign Up:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4dafae23a57-douglas

 Summit Ridge Middle School

11809 W Coal Mine Ave

Littleton, CO 80127

Sign UP:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4dafae23a57-redrocks1

Elitch Gardens

2000 Elitch Cir,

Denver, CO 80204

Sign Up:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4dafae23a57-summit1

Baileys Moving

11755 E. Peakview Ave

Englewood, CO 80111

Sign Up:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4dafae23a57-baileys

Buehler

16456 E. Airport Cir #100

Aurora, CO 80011

Sign Up:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4dafae23a57-buehler

Northern Delivery/Loveland

5296 Harvest Lake Drive

Loveland, CO 80538

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4fafa923a75-cookie2

If you are wanting to go to a delivery site that isn’t listed please reach out to the PPS for that region, to find out how to sign up. Don’t know who that is? Email inquiry@gscolorado.org.