Tag Archives: Littleton

Silver Award with Shiloh House

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Submitted by Lisa Svede

Metro Denver

Centennial

Congratulations to Hailey L. of Cadette Troop 60762 for earning her Silver Award this year. Hailey was recognized at the Highest Awards Celebration in Denver on May 7, 2017 for the work she did partnering with Shiloh House. Shiloh House offers specialized 24-hour care for youth between the ages of 5 to 18 experiencing severe behavioral and emotional issues. Placed in home-like settings, youth receive intensive therapeutic intervention to address behaviors and issues that impact their daily participation in the community. When Hailey reached out to Shiloh House, she learned they were in great need of lightly used or new towels, blankets, sheets, and new socks. Upon learning this, Hailey reached out to her community with a video on her mother’s Facebook page; through community websites; by asking her school to put in a newsletter; by asking her church to put in the bulletin; and making the collection drive known to all of the troops in her K-8 sister troop. For several weeks, Hailey collected items from the community. She held a collection night with her sister troops where she spoke to the troops about Shiloh House and her Silver Award project. Hailey delivered the many donated items she collected to Shiloh House in February. Congratulations, Hailey!

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Hometown Hero Donation

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Submitted by Amy Caperton

Metro Denver

Littleton

Approximately 22 troops donated their Girl Scout Cookies to the South Jeffco Cupboard and then, many of them gathered to donate about 360 cases (that’s 4,230 packages) of cookies to Buckley Air Force Base. Four current soldiers came to speak to the girls and also gave them MRE’s (meals ready to eat) to try. Thank you to all the troops that donated!

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Troop 61447 is collecting NEW socks for children

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Submitted by Carrie Alsvary

Metro Denver

Littleton

Girl Scout Troop 61447 is collecting socks for low-resource children until May 10, 2017. We need NEW socks in kids sizes. It is our goal to collect well over 1,000 pairs!

Please email GSTroop61447@gmail.com for donation locations.

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Hometown Hero cookies delivered to Flight For Life CO

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Submitted by Kara Hlavnicka

Metro Denver

Littleton

On Saturday, April 8, 2017, Troop 60185 from Littleton and Morrison delivered Hometown Hero Girl Scout Cookies to the Flight for Life CO team. Not only did they tour the helipad, and the medical helicopter, they also visited the call center for Flight for Life. What an awesome experience and such a great team of individuals!

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Get to know the Gold Award

 

Date: Friday April 7, 2017  from 7 – 8 p.m.

Location: Euclid Middle School Cafeteria, Littleton

Level: Cadettes, Ambassadors, Seniors, Adults

Ambassador Girl Scout Sarah Greichen will describe her experience earning her Gold Award! Learn about her journey and participate in a Q & A session.

From Sarah:

I am so excited to present my Gold Award project to area Girl Scouts to encourage and inspire girls to take on a Gold Award project and change the world! For my Girl Scout Gold Award project, I created a non-profit organization, called Score A Friend, that supports unified clubs for children building inclusion in schools and communities throughout the world. I will be presenting the details of my three-year long project, including community connections and awards earned (Stephanie A. Foote Leadership Prize, National Young Women of Distinction Award, Colorado Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy). I will also talk about how I turned my Gold Award project into a nonprofit organization, as well as how it impacted my choice of college programs and future career aspirations. I will be discussing lessons learned and give advice to other girls who are interested in or are in the process of earning their gold awards. I am excited to have a Q&A at the end along with the GSCO Highest Awards Manager Aimee Bianca.

*Note: A film crew from The Foundation for a Better Life also plans to attend this event. The pictures and video could be used in printed materials, internet videos, TV commercials, etc. While Sarah is the focus of their project, anyone who attends the event may also be on camera or may be asked to participate in an interview. If you have questions or concerns, please contact GSCO Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

 

 

Cookie video contest: One creative cookie video

Submitted by Erika

Metro Denver

Littleton

Vivienne is a Daisy who hopes to sell more cookies than she did last year, over 200, and is helping her troop collect socks for the homeless.  She is learning how to make stop motion videos from her older brother so she can find ways to share her creative ideas and hopes to be an artist someday.

This video was submitted for the 2017 Best Cookie Video contest.

Cookie video contest: Want to buy some cookies?

Submitted by Melinda

Metro Denver

Littleton

Isabelle is crazy excited about her first year selling cookies! Even though she’s only 6, she went door-to-door the first day for four hours until she sold out. After a refill from the troop, she went out the next two days again until she was sold out once more. This time we had to wait until a shipment arrived on Friday. So, she was taking orders to deliver on Friday and making plans for selling all weekend. The best part is her attitude. She’s so sweet about it. Just skips right up, and with a big smile says, “Hi, I’m Isabelle. Would you like to buy some cookies?” And it’s super funny anytime the response is “I’m sorry, I don’t have any cash.” To which she replies, “That’s ok. We take credit cards.” lol Then, even if they say “No.” she just smiles and says, “Ok. Have a great day!” and skips away. It’s so precious.

This video was submitted for the 2017 Best Cookie Video contest.

Explore quilting with CQC

Submitted by Mitzi King

Metro Denver

Littleton

We’d love for you and your families to join us for our second annual event. We had such a great time last year, we’re doing it again.

The Colorado Quilting Council is hosting this family-friendly event to encourage Colorado youth to enjoy learning about quilting and related sewing arts.

The event is being held at the South Fellowship Church in Littleton at 6560 South Broadway. From 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. We’ll have giveaways, a raffle, make & take projects, a presentation, food, and fun.

This year we’ll be giving away an American girl doll complete with her very own mini quilt. And our grand prize is a brand new sewing machine donated by Costco.

Come join the fun and learn about CQC. Don’t forget to bring any project that you’d like to show us. We look forward to seeing you.

Questions or to request more information: Call Mitzi 303-816-9566, or email cdc.youth@gmail.com

The CQC website: coloradoquiltcouncil.com

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Girl Scout Gold Award Project: Kelsey Harry, Littleton, “Operation Eagle”

 

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What did you do for your Gold Award project?

I created Operation Eagle which is a high school club that addresses the issues of the U.S. military’s need of supplies that give them some comfort from home, narrows the emotional gap between soldiers overseas and their community/home, and addresses the lack of military knowledge in our community.  Operation Eagle aims to send as many care packages as possible to troops overseas to help the soldiers feel loved and supported, as well as to spread awareness of our troops in the community. To involve more of the community, individual Operation Eagle members visited elementary schools to work with students to write positive letters of support that were mailed to troops overseas. The troops benefit from this project because they receive supplies that they desperately need and gain a feeling of love and support from the communities that they left behind. Communities also benefit because they gain knowledge about what military life is really like in parts of the world where there is life and death conflict and communities also receive satisfaction by knowing that they helped support the people that are constantly sacrificing in order to preserve our freedom.

How did you measure the impact your Gold Award project made on your target audience? 

Pictures of our smiling troops surrounded by packages collected by Operation Eagle efforts are extremely gratifying and proof of our immediate impact on U.S. soldiers. It is very apparent that our heroes know of the love and support from this community. The cards, letters, donated items, and shipping box decorating identify the care and concern from our community towards our troops.  This level of effort and love is a sure sign that the educational efforts provided by OE are having a positive and lasting effect on our military. It is also apparent that OE club members have gained skills as well, one being the ability to communicate with principals, teachers, students, and other club members.

How is your project sustainable?  How will your project continue to impact after your involvement? 

My project will be sustained since the teacher sponsor of Operation Eagle has committed to continue the club past my involvement. A current underclassman will be taking on the leadership position of this club once I have graduated. Long-term impact of Operation Eagle would be the continuation of the impact OE is currently having on our troops and on our community.  It would be the continuing education of students and community members of what military life is like, as well as the teaching on the needs of our soldiers.  It would also be continuing to collect cards, letters, and needed items for our military. But, the most important long-term impact of OE would be that our troops continue to feel the love and support from all of us, the people they choose to put their lives on the line for every day.

What is your project’s global and/or national connection? 

Sending letters and needed items to our soldiers connects us to our loved ones, even when they are thousands of miles away. The soldiers feel closer as well. The global link to my project is that Operation Eagle is connecting communities with overseas soldiers.  Communities are giving thanks and showing appreciation to our troops by sending care packages; and community members are also supporting fellow community members by supporting their loved ones in the military.

What did you learn about yourself?

Not only have I discovered so much about myself throughout my project, I have also discovered a great deal about the world around me, and how I can make the world a better place. I chose to start Operation Eagle because I saw a problem in the world that I wanted to help eliminate. After finding a worldwide problem and doing whatever I could to help extinguish it, I discovered that I will seek more world problems in the future and do whatever I can to help. I discovered the type of person that I want to be. I want to be someone who makes a difference in the world and perseveres to reach her goals. I want to be a person who seeks challenges to overcome.  I encountered many challenges during my project, but I always stayed true to myself and I always kept my goal in mind.  I discovered who I am through my project.  I am a leader, a helper, a problem solver, and a confident young woman.

How will earning your Gold Award impact you in the future?

I have learned so much about myself during this process and the type of person that I want to be and I know that this project is only the beginning. Because of Operation Eagle I want to, and am going to, seek world problems and help solve them, because the feeling of helping others and being kind is truly invaluable.  I have become a leader and I know these skills will grow in the future.  I am going to continue to help others, be kind, be confident, and make the world a better place.

Why do you feel the Gold Award was an important part of your Girl Scout experience?

Besides the great feeling of helping the community and giving back, I feel a sense of accomplishment. I think it is very important to finish something that you’ve started. The Gold Award sums up my whole Girl Scout experience. I have implemented all of the skills learned from Girls Scouts into this project.

**IMPORTANT NOTE: This blog represents only a small fraction of the hard work, dedication and requirements that go into earning a Girl Scout Gold Award. It is simply a brief summary, which is meant to inspire Girl Scouts to Go Gold in the future. For more information on earning your Gold Award, please email highestawards@gscolorado.org

Troop 2774 delivers over 200 packages of cookies to Hometown Heroes

 

Submitted by Lori Closs

Littleton

Denver Metro

Our troop of just 8 girls got over 200 packages of donations for our Hometown Heroes – West Metro Fire (Station 13). Even though it was cold and snowy, the men LOVED getting cookies. They were so excited they offered a tour and had a box half gone before we left!

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