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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 2017-18 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 Sale 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 2017 Cookie Sale Program.

To be a Media Star, a girl must be in 4th 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 4th grade and above.

How to get involved

Girls who want to be Media Stars should email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org. Please include a brief essay (250 words or less) about how Girl Scouts has helped you unleash your inner G.I.R.L. Also, include a 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.

If you are selected to become a Media Star, you will be asked to participate in an individual, training session in November or December 2017. 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. 

 

Why I Love Fall Sale

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Submitted by Katie H., Media Star

Thornton

Metro Denver

The Girl Scouts of Colorado Fall Product Sale Program is a great money-earning activity for Girl Scouts, because it’s also a warm-up for the Girl Scout cookie sale.  I do the Fall Sale because I really like to sell things.  Also, I’m a natural business woman so I find selling stuff extremely gratifying.  I also really love the challenge, because if it wasn’t challenging, it would be boring.  Another reason is that I like the super cool prizes.  My personal favorite animal representing the Fall Sale was the flamingo.  My mom says it’s also a warm-up for the cookie mom.

Business is my greatest talent, and the Fall Sale is a really fun business.  It raises money for Girl Scouts, and they use that money to do good things, like planning fun activities for troops to do.  I really like the items up for sale, too.  And it’s been a great chance for me to meet my neighbors.  I have made some amazing friends.

The fantastic Fall Sale has allowed me to break out of my shell and not be shy.  I also learned how to sell stuff without doing booth sales.  Thank-you notes have also helped me bring back customers from last year.  I personally think girls should do thank-you notes for sales more often.  I also learned how to talk to strangers, and I’m not so shy anymore.  The Fall Sale is great for all of these reasons and more.

Girl Scout “star” search

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We’re searching for “star” Girl Scouts, who are interested in sharing their story and serving as Media Stars for the 2015-16 Girl Scout year.

What is a Media Star?

Before the Cookie Program each January, Girl Scouts of Colorado trains girls from all across the state to be Media Stars. They deliver the excitement (or do interviews) about Girl Scout Cookies with area TV and radio stations, as well as newspapers. These spokesgirls also help with other Girl Scouts of Colorado media interviews throughout the year.  Here are just some of the media interviews Media Stars participated in during the 2015 Cookie Sale.

To be a Media Star, a girl must be in 4th grade and above. From time to time, we need younger girls to help with media interviews. However, the Media Star program is reserved for girls in 4th grade and above.

How to get involved

Girls who want to be Media Stars should email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org Please include a brief essay (250 words or less) about why you want to be a Media Star and video (no more than a minute) of you giving your best Girl Scout Cookies “sales pitch.” Girls 12-years-old and younger can have a parent help them. Submissions from girls 13-years-old and older must be girl-done.

Potential candidates will be asked to participate in an individual, training session in November or December 2015. This training may be in-person, over the phone or via FaceTime. 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-serve basis.