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Cooking with Girl Scout Cookies at Standley Lake High School

In addition to being a Girl Scouts of Colorado Media Star, Girl Scout Senior Rhianna D. of  Westminster is a Pro Start student, a professional culinary prep program, at Standley Lake High School.  This year, GSCO challenged Media Stars statewide to come up with fun and creative ways to spread the word about the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Together, Rhianna and her teacher, Danielle McCracken, came up with the idea for a “Cooking with Girl Scout Cookies” competition. There were five groups of students who developed recipes using Girl Scout Cookies. The goal was to picture and share both the final product as a whole and the product plated (like for a restaurant).

Check out the recipes for these delicious desserts here:

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G.I.R.L. 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 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program and all the amazing things Girl Scouts do with their cookie money.

From Grand Junction to Colorado Springs to Greeley and Denver, here are a few media interviews featuring GSCO G.I.R.L. Media Stars.

January 25, 2019

Media Stars Katie and Bella were interviewed by 97.5 FM The Party in Denver.

Reporter Jeff Todd of CBS4 Denver/KCNC-TV stopped by the “Go for Bold” cookie rally in Northglenn to see how Girl Scouts get ready to greet cookie customers.

January 30, 2019

Media Star Chloe stopped by Jammin’ 101.5 FM and FLO 107.1 FM in Denver. She was interviewed live, on-air about the Girl Scout Cookie Program. 

January 31, 2019

Chloe and her mom/troop leader, Jennifer Shroyer, also talked with Andrea Flores on the CBS Denver (CBS4/KCNC-TV) morning show about the Girl Scout Cookie Program and how their troop uses cookie money to make our world a better place. 

Later that morning, Media Stars Lizzy, Bella, and Amanda appeared on Fox31/KDVR-TV to talk about Girl Scout Cookies with Kirk Yuhnke and Sam Boik.

February 2, 2019

Katie of Littleton was interviewed by Denver7/KMGH-TV in January about about the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Her interview aired the morning before the program kicked off.

Media Stars Katie and Bianca woke up bright and early on Cookie Delivery Day to talk live, on-air with Fox31/KDVR-TV. Later, the girls were interviewed by CBS4/KCNC-TV and Denver7/KMGH-TV.

NewsChannel11/KKCO-TV in Western Colorado visited one of GSCO’s delivery sites in Grand Junction and interviewed Faith about how selling Girl Scout Cookies has helped her gain confidence.

February 3, 2019

Media Stars Zoe, Peyton, and Nicole, along with two Girl Scout Brownies, woke up early to play Face the Cookie and talk about the Girl Scout Cookie Program with Fox21 News/KXRM-TV.

Later in the day, Zoe was interviewed by Fox21 News/KXRM-TV once again. This time, she talked about the importance of the Hometown Hero program.

Media Star McKenzie in Grand Junction was interviewed by KREX-TV/Fox4 about the first day of the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

In Greeley, Paige chatted with The Greeley Tribune while hosting a My Sale at a popular wings restaurant.

February 4, 2019

Aimee, Makayla, and Bianca talked about the Girl Scout Cookie Program and shared their favorite cookie recipes with Corey Rose and Amelia Earhart of 9NEWS/KUSA-TV.

Colorado Community Media interviewed Media Stars from throughout the Metro Denver region about the cookie program. The article ran in all of the company’s newspapers.

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. 

Media Stars go behind-the-scenes at WeatherNation

GSCO Media Stars recently got a special opportunity to go behind-the-scenes at WeatherNation in Centennial. Girl Scouts were the special guests of Meredith Garofalo, Girl Scout alum and meteorologist for the network.  During the tour, girls had the opportunity to do their own weather forecast on the green screen, watch a live weather cast, and see how weather casts are put together for television stations around the United States and in the Caribbean. After the tour, Meredith answered questions about her Girl Scout experience, how she got started in meteorology, how she has overcome obstacles in her personal life and career, and how Girl Scouts helped her become the G.I.R.L. she is today.

You can learn more about Meredith on the GSCO Blog, as she was recently featured as part of our Colorado G.I.R.L. campaign: http://gscoblog.org/colorado-g-i-r-l-meredith-garofalo/ 

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 2018-19 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 2018 Girl Scout Cookie 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 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 2018. 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. 

G.I.R.L. Stories: I am a go-getter and leader

Submitted by Katie H., G.I.R.L.  Media Star

Metro Denver

Northglenn

Girl Scouts inspires girls to become go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders.  Before I was a Girl Scout, I was painfully shy and meeting my troop was scary for me.  Slowly, I got more comfortable and made great friends.  During my first year, I didn’t want to sell Girl Scout Cookies, but now, in my seventh year, I’m one of the Top 100 Sellers in the state!  I set very high goals and do whatever it takes to reach them and preferably go higher than my original goal.  Girl Scouts has helped me become a go-getter through selling cookies.

Girl Scouts has also helped me become a leader.  That was very good for me because I eventually needed it. When I was 10-years-old, my mom, who has Type 1 Diabetes, fell out of bed, and I came to make sure she was okay.  She was having an insulin reaction.  My mom had always told us what to do, so I was prepared.  I called 911 because I knew panicking wouldn’t help.  When the paramedics arrived, I took my brother to his room and helped him calm down and feel safe.  It took leadership skills to calm a five-year-old boy, whose mother was sick.  In our world, it helps to have these qualities so we can follow the Girl Scout Law and make the world a better place.

Girl Scouts has definitely helped me be the person I am now.  I hope my story inspires you to become a go-getter, innovator, risk-taker and leader, G.I.R.L. for short.  Girl Scouts has shaped me, and it can shape you too.

How has Girl Scouts helped you become a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, or leader)? Share your Girl Scout story and photos using the Share Your Stories form.

Celebrating National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend with KOAA-TV

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Girl Scout Media Stars Katie, Laela, and Nicole celebrated National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend with KOAA-TV in Colorado Springs on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. The girls talked about the Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program and what they plan to do with the money they earn selling cookies. After their interview on live TV, the girls were asked to appear in a Facebook live video and were given a behind-the-scenes tour.

Use this link to watch the Faceboook live interview: https://www.facebook.com/KOAA/videos/10155155239153939/?pnref=story 

Girl Scout 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 at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org. 

 

Girl Scout Cookies and Ice Cream on 9News

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Girl Scout Media Stars Bella, Cassidy, and Diana celebrated the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts selling cookies and the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting in Colorado with 9News in Denver. Wearing vintage uniforms supplied by the GSCO History Committee, they talked with Corey Rose about these special uniforms and their favorite cookie. Hailey Goding of Sweet Cow Ice Cream also joined Girl Scouts to talk about the shop’s two new flavors featuring Girl Scout Cookies.

Use this link to watch the interview: http://www.9news.com/news/local/morning-show/girl-scout-cookies-and-ice-cream/406810856

A special thank you to the GSCO History Committee for lending the girls these special uniforms to wear for this media appearance.

Girl Scout 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. 

 

Media Stars spread the word about Girl Scout cookie time

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From television to radio to newspapers and even social media, Girl Scouts of Colorado Media Stars have been working hard to spread the news about the 2017 Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program and all the amazing things girls can do because of the cookie sale.

From Grand Junction to Pueblo to Colorado Springs to Greeley and Denver, here are a few of media interviews featuring Colorado Girl Scouts.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

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Lauren, Taylor, & Allison Ellington talked about the upcoming cookie sale with Chelsea Helms of KREX-TV in Grand Junction.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

2016 Top Seller Diana Loya told a reporter with the Pueblo Chieftain all about our new cookie and how excited she is to try it.

Girl Scouts from Greeley and Weld County were on the FRONT PAGE of the Greeley Tribune.

Friday, January 27, 2017

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Laela Peterman of Colorado Springs stopped by KKTV, so Tony Keith and Don Ward could taste-test the new S’mores cookie.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Troop Leader Melissa Ellenberger of Colorado Springs explained to Debbie Kelley of The Gazette what her daughter does with the money she earns from selling cookies.

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Troop Leader Denine Dains and her daughter Rhianna explained to CBS4 Morning News in Denver how Girl Scouts use the money they earn from selling cookies.

Fox31 Denver and Denver Channel 7 interviewed Media Stars Anna, Katie, and Mika during our annual cookie delivery at Elitch Gardens.

Media Star Bella of Windsor told the Windsor NOW that selling cookies helped her overcome her nerves.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Katie Ellenberger of Colorado Springs explained to KRDO-TV, KOAA-TV, and Fox21 News what Girl Scouts do with the money they earn from selling Girl Scout Cookies.

Girl Scouts in Western Colorado hosted a drive-thru cookie booth to kick off the 2017 sale. Both KKCO-TV and KREX-TV/Fox 4 were there and interviewed Girl Scouts.

Monday, January 30, 2017

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Thousands of listeners tuned in to 95.7FM The Party in Denver as Media Stars Anna, Katie, and Katelyn talked about the Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program. Ross Cohen of Sweet Cow Ice Cream also joined the girls to talk about the delicious new partnership between Girl Scouts of Colorado and Sweet Cow Ice Cream.

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GSCO Placement Specialist Jamie Buttermore and her daughters taste-tested the new S’mores cookie with Lauren Klenda of KREX-TV in Grand Junction.

 Girl Scout 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. 

 

 

New Media Stars get some practice in front of the camera

Submitted By Cindi Graves

Western Colorado

Grand Junction

11 girls in Grand Junction trained Saturday, October 22, 2016 to be Media Stars. Beginning with a session with GSCO Public Relations Director, AnneMarie Harper, they learned how to be ambassadors for Girl Scouts during the cookie sale. They followed this with a meeting with KREX-TV News Anchor, Emily Fredrick where they each practiced a mock interview with her in the studio. After that, they toured the studio, spending some fun time playing with the green screen and then seeing how the show is produced. Emily answered great questions about how to get started in the business and what makes a good interview. These girls are all “camera ready.”

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

S’mores Cookie Media Stars

Cookie Media Stars from Loveland to Colorado Springs talked with TV reporters on National S’mores Day (Wednesday. August 10, 2016) about our new S’mores Cookie. This crunchy graham sandwich cookie with creamy chocolate and marshmallow-like filling will be available starting January 2017! It joins favorites: Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Dos-Si-Dos, Savannah Smiles, and gluten-free Toffee-Tastic. Girl Scout Cookies go on sale across Colorado on Sunday, Jan. 29 and will be available through March 12.

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Ciara, Samantha, Quinn, and Evyn talked with Gary Shapiro and Corey Rose of 9News in Denver. These Media Stars also challenged Gary and Corey to a game of S’mores golf! Who won? Click here to find out.

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Girl Scout Katie and Troop Leader Melissa shared their favorite s’mores combinations with our friends at Fox21 News in Colorado Springs. Katie also talked about her Silver Award project which encouraged schools to serve more “braces-friendly” foods. Click here to watch their interview.

Girl Scout Media Stars are recruited every fall, typically in August and September. If you know a girl interested in being a Media Star for the 2016-17 Girl Scout year, please contact Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper.