Girl Scouts have a great service opportunity to help build nests for The Solitary Bee Hotel located at Waterton Canyon in Littleton. Girls can build simple bee nests and then install them on July 21, 2017.
The Solitary Bee Hotel project is a community project which will construct a nesting site for solitary bees at the canyon. The Solitary Bee Hotel will be an active nesting site, and will also educate visitors at Waterton Canyon about solitary bees and their importance in the ecosystem.
Solitary bees make up the majority of bees in Colorado (around 70%), and play an important role in the pollination of plants that are in our food chain. Honey bees are well known as pollinators, but in recent years their populations have been in decline. This makes the role of solitary bees as pollinators more important than ever.
Home Depot is partnering with Denver Water and local bee experts at The Bees Waggle (TheBeesWaggle.com) on this project. Local scout groups are being asked to create the solitary bee nesting houses which will then be placed in the hotel structure at the “Grand Opening” event on July 21, 2017.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.