Tag Archives: Media Stars

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. 

 

 

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 2016-17 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 2016 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 2016. 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. 

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. 

 

Media Stars spread the news about Girl Scout Cookie time

Girl Scouts of Colorado Media Stars have been VERY busy spreading the word about Girl Scout cookie time these past few weeks. From Colorado Springs to Loveland to the Western Slope and everywhere in between, Girl Scouts have talked with television, radio, and newspaper reporters about all the wonderful things they can do and have done because of the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

In case you missed any of these incredible stories, here they are.  We have tried to link back to as many of the articles as possible. Please keep in mind: not everything that airs on television or the radio, or is printed in the newspaper is published online

Western Slope

Girl Scouts (and sisters!) Bella and Elena chatted with Emily Frederick of KREX-TV about this year’s sale and the two new flavors.

KREX Interview

Girl Scouts in Fruita kicked off the sale with a drive-thru cookie booth. The story aired on KKCO-TV and KREX-TV.

Pueblo & Southeastern Colorado

Girl Scout Cookies were among the foods featured at a community potluck dinner.

Pikes Peak

Girl Scouts told KRDO-TV that even though Girl Scout Cookies are available online this year, they still learn important lessons by selling door-to-door and at booths.

KRDO Intervie Sami and Hailey

Media Star Natalie was interviewed live, on-air by 92.9 PEAK FM about the start of cookie sales. Portions of her interviewed re-aired on the radio station’s morning show and throughout the week of February 9th Click the player below to listen to Natalie’s interview.

Media Star Sami was on the front page of Fountain Valley News.

Sami also talked about Girl Scout Cookies with Lauren Ferrara of Fox 21 News.

Mountain Communities

Girl Scouts Maggie Murray and Katie talked with Krystal 93 radio about the upcoming cookie sale, the Gold Award, and how to become a Girl Scout.

Metro Denver

Media Star Alex told Ashley Porter of The List, airing on the Denver Channel, about how she plans to be a cookie-boss by selling Girl Scout Cookies online.

Media Stars Rachael and Emma, Girl Scouts from Aurora, talked with Aurora News Weekly about the new cookie flavors and the upcoming sale.

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Arvada Girl Scouts played “Face the Cookie” with the morning team on KWGN.

Girl Scout Cookies 101: Robbyn Hart of 850 KOA Radio interviewed Media Star Cassidy.

On the eve of the start of the sale, super-sellers Madi and Charlotte shared their tips and tricks for being cookie-bosses with 9News.

A photojournalist from Fox 31 Denver followed a group of Arvada Girl Scouts as they went door-to-door on the first day of the sale.

Girl Scouts Evyn and Robert created recipes with the new Girl Scout Cookies, gluten-free Toffee-Tastic and Rah-Rah Raisin. They showed Gary Shapiro and Corey Rose of 9News how to make one of them during a live, on-air cooking demonstration.

Steve Burrell of 93.3 radio bought Girl Scout Cookies from a Denver-area Girl Scout live, on-air.

Northern and Northeastern Colorado

Evyn and Robert Batie love cooking with Girl Scout Cookies. They created new recipes using gluten-free Toffee-Tastics and Rah-Rah Raisins. They shared those recipes with Jessica Benes of the Loveland Reporter-Herald.

The Estes Park Trail Gazette has published several articles about Girl Scout cookie time.

Girl Scout Media Stars are recruited every fall, typically in August and September.  For the 2014-15 Girl Scout year, this opportunity is full. However, if you know a girl interested in being a Media Star for the 2015-16 Girl Scout year, please contact Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper.