Tag Archives: Longmont

Silver Award Project: Making Masks for Seniors

Submitted by Alyssa N.

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

My name is Alyssa N. My original plan for my Silver Award had to be reconsidered due to the recent lockdowns and school closures. As a Girl Scout, I saw that many elderly citizens had trouble getting what they needed and that they couldn’t go out as often due to concerns related to coronavirus. The City of Longmont had been holding mask drives near our city’s rec center and I was eager to help. I created this PDF (40962780_how_to_sew_a_mask ) on how I made 30 masks to donate to our elderly citizens and how to care for your masks.

As a Girl Scout, we are taught to use resources wisely. My mom had many fabrics from previous projects. Some of the fabrics had been cut awkward, but they were big enough to be cut to the appropriate width and length. I was also able to use bias tape which my mom had inherited from my great grandma. I really had to be able to innovate new ways to make the masks easier, but also faster. Because my original plan wasn’t able to work, I had to think of a new way to earn my Silver Award, but also from a safe distance at home. I learned that trying to help a community is not hard to do from a safe distance and that many articles and other cites have valuable information to help the earth. One of my accomplishments during this journey is helping my community during a global pandemic and helping people in need.

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.

Cookie Captain 2020

Submitted by Sydney T.

Northern & Northeastern

Longmont

This year,  I was a Cookie Captain and I had a lot of fun. I did a cookie rally and pick-up, and I helped a Brownie troop with their first year of cookie sales. I also went door-to-door with a Daisy who was selling cookies for the first time.

While attending the cookie rally, I taught the girls about what to do at a booth and what to do if a customer says no, plus what Hometown Heroes are and how to choose one. At the cookie pick-up, my fellow Cookie Captains and I were a huge help to the adults. We told them what number the car was there to pick up their cookies and got the sheet with the cookie amounts to pick up all ready, so the adults could follow the car that was to be loaded with cookies. This event was actually my favorite. I made a new friend who was also a Cookie Captain and I really enjoyed being helpful for the adults. I learned that it was a very difficult job and I have a new appreciation for the workers at cookie pick-up and what cookie parents have to do to get their girls ready for the cookie season.

With the Brownie troop, I talked about what to do for cookie sales at a booth and what they can do with the cookie money. After that, with the same troop, I helped them with their first booth and helped them get through it, although they were so good I didn’t need to do much. For a Daisy friend, this was her first sale and I helped her by going with her for door-to-door sales. I was able to help with her money management and built her confidence in talking to people. By the last house, she was doing everything, except the cost by herself. The cost was really trying to memorize all the different possible totals due for different numbers of packages sold. That can be tough your first time. I would definitely do this again and I look forward to doing it again. I have a new appreciation for all the parents who help get everyone ready for cookies.

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

Earning the Stand and Be Counted patch

Submitted by Jennifer M.

Northern & Northeastern CO

We filled out the 2020 Census online and talked about the family pledge. I helped my mom fill out the census and I pressed “submit.” It was fun to try to remember everyone’s middle names and birthdays. We sent out a Facebook post to remind people that the deadline is April 1. We also sent one to my troop band. It would be easy to forget since our daily routines have changed. This was so fun and I will remember it every ten years when a new census comes out.

Girl Scouts of Colorado is thrilled to launch our “Stand and Be Counted” patch in honor of the 2020 Census! Learn how to earn yours.

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.

Changing perceptions

Submitted by Jillian B.

Metro Denver

Broomfield

Everyday in my life, I change people’s perspectives about people who are differently abled. I am friendly and outgoing. I am not afraid to talk to anyone. I almost always inspire a smile from those around me. A Longmont police officer visited my booth. He was friendly too, just like me! I love being a Girl Scout and I especially love selling cookies!

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Honoring our local veterans

Submitted by Krista Allard

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

Our Daisy troop collected donations during cookie season to support our local American Legion and veterans. The girls worked very hard and collected more than 250 packages of Girl Scout Cookies! Our very last cookie booth of the season was at a local restaurant where we invited veterans wearing a symbol of their service to visit, pick up a donated package of cookies, and enjoy a free drink on the restaurant. Our Daisies loved handing out the packages they worked so hard to collect and showing the local veterans our bulletin board of their own family veterans. The veterans enjoyed the recognition and connection with the Daisies!

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

Troop 77904 hits final goals while visiting with Boulder County Sheriff’s Deputy Jennifer Mendez

Submitted by Kelly Davidson

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

On Saturday, at their last troop booth of the season, five Brownies from Troop 77904 in Longmont earned their “Uniform to Uniform” patch while hitting their final goals and helping their sister Girl Scouts.

Boulder County Sheriff’s Deputy Jennifer Mendez visited the troop’s booth at Safeway in Longmont, where she spoke with the girls about her job and life as a female law enforcement officer. The girls listened and asked great questions. They also shared with Deputy Mendez what they learned from selling cookies this season – hard work, goal setting, gratitude, and above all, teamwork.

After Brownie Nina M. came down with a bad cold and was unable to work her final booths to sell the last 25 packages she needed, two Brownies from her troop – Claudia K. and Maible M. – stepped up to sell on her behalf, helping Nina reach her goal of 1,000 packages. Having reached her goal, Ava J. also gave Nina a some cookie sales as well.

Then, after reaching her final goal of selling 1,250 packages on Saturday, Maible continued to sell to help another Brownie in her troop. Anagrace L. was short 21 packages of hitting her goal of 525. She had been hoping to earn the Build-A-Bear Experience, but her family had to shift their focus from selling to helping her grandmother, who is recovering from surgery. Claudia also gave some of her cookie sales to help Anagrace hit her goal! With their help, Anagrace is going to Build-A-Bear!

For Troop 77904, cookie season was a true team effort among the parents and the girls this season. The troop of 11 second graders finished the season with three girls selling more than 1,000 packages!

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

7th Annual Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest

Submitted by Gabi Scott

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

What: Wonder with a capital WOW! STEAM Fest 2020

When: 

Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, 2020

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Boulder County Fairgrounds

Tickets: www.GOSTEAMFest.com

Use CODE: Scout2020 for 20% off tickets for the whole family! Girl Scouts, please wear your uniform to the event!

Earn STEM badge Requirements* at one awesome event!

Pick up a badge scavenger hunt sheet at the tables near the north gate, listing the types of exhibitor activities and the linked badge requirement by level. Bring your own badge requirement sheets to hunt for more activities. *Not all requirements can be completed at the event.

This is perfect for Juliettes!

Questions? Email Girl Scout event Liaison Gabi at gabi@makerbolder.com

Maker Bolder is the producer of Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest and is indeed a 501(c)(3). We do all of this exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes.

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Stepping back in time

Submitted by Sharon Manning

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

Troop 73392 is prepping for the upcoming cookie season by looking back  at the original Trefoil recipe. While mixing and baking the original recipe, the girls learned Girl Scout Cookie trivia and important information about cookies available in Colorado.

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Junior “Think Like an Engineer” overnight camp

Submitted by Maria Cross

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

Where better to earn your Junior “Think Like An Engineer” Journey than at Tomahawk Ranch! Join Ambassador Troop 78527 for a fun-filled overnight camp.

Who: Girl Scout Junior troops or Juliettes with adult

Dates: Saturday, January 25 to Sunday, January 26, 2020

When: Arrive at 3 – 4 p.m. Saturday, Depart at 2 p.m. Sunday

Where: Tomahawk Ranch Girl Scout Camp near Bailey- enjoy heated cabins with bunk beds and bathrooms

Cost: $70 per girl $40 per adult. Girls must attend with adult. Adults above safety-wise ratios pay girl rate. Price does not include Journey award patches.

Registration deadline: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

During this fun Journey camp, Juniors will have a blast finding out how engineers use “design” thinking to solve problems. The Ambassadors will guide them in three design thinking activities to explore hands-on what it’s like to think like an engineer. You will also receive the materials needed for your group to work on a design project to help others. Your girls can take their design project with them to share with their community to complete their Take Action Project are complete their Journey!

Register/pay online
https://junior-think-like-an-engineer-journey-in-a-day.cheddarup.com or mail in registration form below.

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Brownie “Think Like an Engineer” overnight camp

Submitted by Maria Cross

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

Camping, Journeys, and Girl Scout sisters~ Oh My! Join Ambassador Troop 78527 for a fun-filled overnight camp as you earn your “Think Like An Engineer” Journey!

Who: Girl Scout Brownie troops or Juliettes with adult chaperone

Dates: Friday, January 24 to Saturday, January 25, 2020

When: Arrive at 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Friday, Depart at 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Tomahawk Ranch Girl Scout Camp near Bailey– enjoy heated cabins with bunk beds and bathrooms

During this Journey camp, Brownies will have a blast finding out how engineers use “design” thinking to solve problems. The Ambassadors will guide them in three “design” thinking activities to explore hands-on what it is like to think like an engineer. You will also receive materials for your group to work on a design project to help others. Your girls can take their design project with them to share with their community for their Take Action Project to complete their Journey.

Cost: $70 per girl, $40 per adult- price does not include Journey patches. Girls must attend with adult. Adults above safety-wise ratios pay girl rate.

Registration deadline: Tuesday, January 7

Register/pay online: https://browniethinklikeanengineer.cheddarup.com

Email cross.maria.e@gmail.com with questions.

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