Tag Archives: Lone Tree

Giving Back During COVID-19

Submitted by Randi Fujimoto

Metro Denver

Highlands Ranch – Lone Tree

Figuring out service projects has been challenging in light of COVID. This month, Troop 65430 from Highlands Ranch- Lone Tree has made 60 winter kits for Raising Kindness/Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, collected nearly 300 stuffed animals for the Child Rescue Foundation, purchased books for four children in the Adopt a Reader Program, and wrote inspirational messages for seniors in a local retirement community.

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 Scouts Love State Parks Weekend: Castlewood Canyon State Park

Submitted by Rachel Soper

Metro Denver

Lone Tree

We had a great time hiking and exploring nature as a family!

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.

Bronze Award Girl Scouts Deliver Masks, Lanyards, and Sneeze Guards to Teachers and School Staff

As many as ten Girl Scout Juniors from Troop 65430 in Highlands Ranch – Lone Tree delivered 40 plexiglass sneeze guards, more than 65 reusable masks, and 70 mask lanyards, along with “welcome back” cards— all of which they made — to teachers and staff at Wildcat Mountain Elementary School on Friday, August 14, 2020. In the midst of a global pandemic, these Girl Scouts wanted to help teachers, staff, and classmates return to in-person learning as safely as possible. The troop paid for the supplies for this project with funds earned through the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Through this project, the girls also earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award, which is the highest award for Girl Scouts in fourth or fifth grade.

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 Scouts Compete in Toast-Off Challenge

Submitted by Tiffany Baker

Metro Denver

Lone Tree/ Highlands Ranch

During COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, Colorado Girl Scout Cadette Hayden L. and her cousin Reagan M. came up with the simply brilliant Toast-Off Challenge idea while Facetiming each other.  Hayden shared this boredom buster idea with her Girl Scout sisters of Troop 60059 in Highlands Ranch and their first Toast-Off was held on April 8, 2020 with an “animals” theme.  From there, toast-off was shared on a “virtual Girl Scout activities” page by Hayden’s troop leader, where multiple troops across the United States.

Hayden’s original game rule suggestions for Toast-Off were:

  • Allow 20 minutes during an online troop meeting to create your pre-determined group themed toast design.
  • Any food ingredients at home can be used, as long as you eat a few bites after sharing your food art with the group.
  • You must use a minimum of three ingredients, not including the bread.
  • Share your designs with each other and take a photo for follow-up voting.

It has become evident that Toast-Off is a fun challenge for all age Girl Scouts with different levels of cooking skills, using only ingredients they had available to them when grocery store shelves were mostly empty and shipping was delayed.  Each troop has put their own spin with rules and themes that work for them. Thank you, Hayden and Reagan, for being innovators (G.I.R.L) during a time period that has encouraged creative thinking.

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.

Street Smarts Tour for Girl Scouts

Submitted by Kristi Gemperline

Metro Denver

Lone Tree

The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Colorado Transportation YOU Committee presents Girl Scouts Street Smarts Day!

Join us for a “street smarts” day as we take you on a multi-modal tour through downtown Denver. Learn how transportation affects our urban environment and how it links communities by visiting various stations in downtown Denver that highlight transportation elements, including ADA, bikes, transit, and bridges.

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019

Time: 8:45 a.m., Tour begins at 9 a.m.

Location: I-25 and Broadway Light Rail Station, 901 S. Broadway, Denver

Total number of participants (including parents/troop leaders): 65

Target age group: 4th, 5th, 6th grade Girl Scouts

Additional information: Lunch will be provided and Girl Scouts will earn patches. The entire tour is outdoors, please dress appropriately.

This event is free!

Please RSVP by September 14 at noon at the following: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wts-transportation-you-girl-scouts-street-smarts-day-tickets-71183071483

Questions? Please contact Kristi Gemperline at
transportationYOU.colorado@gmail.com.

I was a Girl Scout when I was younger. I love the Girl Scouts of the USA organization, and love the empowerment and opportunities that are presented to young ladies. This event is a glimpse into transportation engineering. There is so much around you yet to explore. This STEM opportunity is one not to miss.

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

Girl Scout Ice Cream Social

Submitted by Tiffany Baker

Metro Denver

Lone Tree- Highlands Ranch

Highlands Ranch / Lone Tree Cadette Troop 59 invites you to kick-off the Girl Scout year on a cool note with a Girl Scout Ice Cream Social.  This is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with Girl Scouts at Cresthill Middle School in Highlands Ranch on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 7 p.m.  Lots of fun ice cream toppings will be available for the girls to enjoy their own creations. Registration is now open on the Girl Scouts of Colorado Events Calendar.

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

UCHealth cookie delivery

 

 

 

 

 

Submitted by Tiffany Love Baker

Metro Denver

Lone Tree/Highlands Ranch

Troop 59 Cadettes delivered 720 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to UCHealth Oncology staff and support personnel around Metro Denver.  Girl Scouts met with Medical Director of Oncology Dr. Regina Brown an inspiring leader in our community who is also a Girl Scout alum.  They learned about her career and what’s helped her to find success.

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

WeatherNation Tour with Meteorologist and Girl Scout alum Meredith Garofalo

Submitted by Tiffany Baker of  CadetteTroop 59

Metro Denver

Highlands Ranch / Lone Tree

Cadettes from Highlands Ranch / Lone Tree were fortunate to meet with Meteorologist and Girl Scout alum Meredith Garofalo at WeatherNation.  Meredith is an inspirational G.I.R.L. in our community who had a busy day, covering severe April weather on the East Coast and then magnifying what great STEM career opportunities there are in meteorology with our Girl Scouts.  The girls had the opportunity to view live severe weather forecasts inside the studio; watch reporters and producers make quick changes in their reporting to communicate which weather related topics to cover; witness how some of the studio’s equipment works; and ad-lib their own weather forecasts maneuvering around the green screen.

Meredith also sat down with the girls and answered all their questions related to her career and how Girl Scouts has impacted her life.  She is a true inspirational leader in our community who took the time to explain to our young teens, they can overcome whatever adversity they might be dealing with in their lives right now;  stay focused on their dreams; and continue in Girl Scouts because our programing helps build a strong foundation for their lives.

Meredith ended our meeting sharing blooper videos of some funny moments of hers caught on live television.  It was important to her, that the girls know that it’s okay to make mistakes and sometimes mistakes can be embarrassing, but how you choose to recover builds character.  Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.

We are thankful for this opportunity to learn more about STEM careers in meteorology and to be inspired by a G.I.R.L.

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

 

AnneMarie, Feel free to edit.  This was a definite memorable experience.  Meridith is incredible and so are you for helping to make this happen.  Thank you! Thank you! – Tiffany

 

2019 Best Cookie Dad contest: My dad is a rock star

Submitted by Carly Hull

Metro Denver

Lone Tree

My dad is a rock star this cookie season. My mom is our troop cookie manager. Our troop sells a lot of cookies, so we need to rent a U-Haul to pick them up. My dad helps by picking up our cookies and helping us unload the truck into our garage. He also takes his time to help me at my cookie booths, even in the freezing cold! I love spending time with my dad and appreciate the help he gives to me and my Girl Scout troop.

Dads are an important part of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie Team. That’s why we honor dads who help Girl Scouts all across Colorado meet their goals. Tell us about what makes your dad an awesome Cookie Dad and he could win a cool prize. 

Alice in Wonderland ballet performance

Submitted by Ali Jaramillo

Metro Denver

Littleton

Littleton Youth Ballet, the non-profit youth ballet company associated with Littleton Ballet Academy, will be presenting Alice in Wonderland. Performances are presented with beautiful backdrops, full sets, and costumes at Lone Tree Arts Center. Follow Alice down the rabbit hole as she encounters such characters as the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, and Queen of Hearts. This production is family friendly and is the perfect way to introduce your children to the ballet.

When:

Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 6 p.m.

Sunday, March 17 at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Where:

Lone Tree Arts Center

10075 Commons St Lone Tree, CO 80124

Parking is free

Ticket prices range from $25 to $36 and can be purchased at www.littletonyouthballet.org or (720) 509-1000. ***DISCOUNT for a GROUP OF GIRL SCOUTS by calling Littleton Youth Ballet at 303-794-6694***

Littleton Youth Ballet is a non-profit youth ballet company designed to give the talented dancers at Littleton Ballet Academy more performance opportunities. Each year our dancers perform a Storybook ballet in the fall and spring, The Nutcracker in December, and a separate ballet performance in June. Our dancers also learn the value of community service by bringing dance into the Denver metro area through community outreaches. Dancers have placed in ballet competitions (including two first place awards at Denver Ballet Guild last year) and received numerous scholarships to prestigious summer ballet schools. This year there are 120 dancers taking part in Littleton Youth Ballet.

Littleton Youth Ballet is a performing ballet company comprised of 105 young dancers between the ages of 7 to 18. Our mission is to maintain a first-rate non-profit youth company of dancers, enriching their lives and those of their families, schools, communities, and beyond. We also aim to provide a caring and respectful environment that offers each dancer quality performance experience to enable them to reach their fullest potential, not only as dancers, but in all areas of life. We strive to encourage and promote dance with dynamic, full-length productions and diverse outreach programs throughout the Denver area.

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