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Girl Scouts earn NEW space science badges with Lockheed Martin

More than 100 Colorado Girl Scouts in grades 6–12 earned NEW STEM badges with the help of Lockheed Martin employees on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, one of the region’s premier aerospace museums.

These Girl Scouts are among the first in Colorado to earn three NEW space science badges, which were among the 42 badges released by Girl Scouts of the USA in July. Cadettes (grades 6–8) earned the “Space Science Researcher” badge by learning about the properties of light and how we use it to make discoveries about the Universe and space science. Seniors (grades 9 and 10) earned the “Space Science Expert” badge by gaining a deeper understanding of the Universe– her place in it and how light is used to make discoveries about it. Ambassadors (grades 11 and 12) earned the “Space Science Master” badge by discovering how they can be a part of NASA now and in the future. Girl Scouts also had the opportunity to network with female Lockheed Martin employees and learn about high school internships.

A special thanks to CBS4/KCNC-TV and Fox31/KDVR-TV for joining us for this special event and sharing the story with their viewers! Media Stars Alison, Diana, and Tessa did an AWESOME job representing GSCO in interviews about the event.

Be a G.I.R.L. Media Star

We’re searching for G.I.R.L.s (go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders) to share their Girl Scout story and serve as Media Stars for the 2019-20 membership year.

What is a Media Star?

At the start of each Girl Scout year, Girl Scouts of Colorado trains girls from across the state to be Media Stars. They deliver the excitement (or do interviews) about the Girl Scout Cookie Program, Girl Scout Camp, or other GSCO events/activities/news with area TV and radio stations, as well as newspapers. Here are just some of the media interviews Media Stars participated in during the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program.

To be a Media Star, a girl must be in fourth grade or above. From time to time, we need younger girls to help with media interviews. However, the Media Star program is reserved for girls in fourth grade and above.

How to get involved

Girls who want to be Media Stars should:

  1. Review the Media Star Guidelines to ensure you understand the program’s requirements and expectations.
  2. Email GSCO Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org and include a:
    • Brief essay (250 words or less) about how Girl Scouts has helped you unleash your inner G.I.R.L.
    • Video (no more than a minute) in which you introduce yourself (first name only) and explain how Girl Scouts has helped you be a G.I.R.L. Here is an example:

“Hi! My name is AnneMarie and I am a Girl Scout Cadette from Arvada! Because I am a Girl Scout, I am an innovator. I had to think outside the box to meet my cookie goal. I hosted a drive-thru booth at a neighborhood business and sold cookies online using Digital Cookie.”

Girls 12-years-old and younger can have a parent help them. Submissions from girls 13-years-old and older must be done by the girl. The best videos and essays will be shared on the GSCO Blog and social media networks and must be received by October 1 at 9 a.m.

If you are selected to become a Media Star, you will be asked to participate in an individual, training session in November or December 2019. This training may be in-person or over the phone. During this training, girls will learn everything needed to be a successful Media Star. Even if you have participated in this program before, you must be trained each year if you want to participate in the program again.

** Note: This is a very popular program, so spots will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Media Stars spread the word about Girl Scout Cookie time

From television to radio to newspapers and even social media, Girl Scouts of Colorado Media Stars have been working hard to spread the word about the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program and all the amazing things girls do with their cookie money.

From Grand Junction to Colorado Springs to Greeley and Denver, here are a few media interviews featuring our Media Stars.

Jan. 28, 2018

Girl Scout Junior Olivia A. and Sandra “Pebbles” Allen, Assistant Camp Director at Sky High Ranch, told Drew Smith of Cumulus Colorado Pulse how Girl Scout Cookies help Girl Scouts fund their fun at Girl Scout Camp and that registration for Girl Scout Camp is now underway.

Feb. 2, 2018

Girl Scout Junior Bella K. of Windsor and her mom/troop leader, Amanda K., joined CBS4 This Morning in Denver to talk about the Girl Scout Cookie Program and where the money goes.

Girl Scout Gold Award candidate Cassidy C. of Highlands Ranch talked with Denver7 about the important life lessons she has learned from selling Girl Scout Cookies.

Girl Scouts (and sisters) Taylor and Lauren, along with GSCO Volunteer Support Specialist Allison Ellington, told Chelsea Helms of KREX-TV in Grand Junction what they have learned from the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

Feb. 3, 2018

Girl Scouts (and sisters) Tessa and Diana told CBS4 in Denver what they have learned from the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

Feb. 4, 2018

Girl Scouts Laela and Layla told Fox21 News in Colorado Springs that selling Girl Scout Cookies taught them how to talk to adults.

Girl Scout Brownie Troop 17104 kicked of the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program with a My Sale at Discovery Auto in Grand Junction.

Feb. 6, 2018

Girl Scouts Addison, Chloe, and Charlotte set up at cookie booth at 9News in Denver and talked with Corey Rose and Gary Shapiro about their favorite cookie.

Feb. 7, 2018

Girl Scout Junior Bella K. of Windsor allowed a reporter with the Greeley Tribune to “walk along” as she sold Girl Scout Cookies door-to-door on Super Bowl Sunday.

Feb. 8, 2018

Faith, along with Girl Scouts of Colorado Team Lead Cindi Graves, talked about the Girl Scout Cookie Program with Jay Greene of KKCO-TV in Grand Junction.

 

Media Stars are recruited every fall, typically in August and September. If you know a girl interested in being a Media Star, please contact Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper.