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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

 

“Selfie Project” by Longmont Girl Scouts makes headlines

The “selfie project” by Troop 73392 of Longmont has Girl Scouts across the country talking and taking notice. As part of their Media Journey, the nine Cadettes studied ads featuring women and young girls. They quickly noticed nearly all of the photos had been edited or “Photoshopped.”

To help themselves and other fellow Girl Scouts recognize real beauty and celebrate what makes each of them unique, they took selfies. Those selfies were displayed at a community event, where family and friends could write comments on Post-It notes and place them on the photos.

“Your hair is just great. Your teeth are also amazing,” one read.

“You are so pretty and show so much confidence,” another stated.

What did the girls learn? “Your flaws are what make you beautiful,” sixth grader Ashley Reichenberg told reporter Whitney Bryen of The Longmont Times-Call. “That’s what makes you unique and special, like her being silly.”

After the story ran in the newspaper, Girl Scouts of Colorado, along with Girl Scouts of the USA, shared the news on Facebook and Twitter.

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Soon after, Fox 31 in Denver invited the troop to come in for a live interview with Brooke Wagner. Click to watch the interview.

Afterwards, Brooke took a selfie with the girls and shared it on Twitter.

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Girl Scouts of Colorado is so proud of these Girl Scouts for all their hard work to show women of all ages that real beauty is inside themselves, not inside a magazine.

Registration for Girl Scout camp opens TOMORROW

Whether you’re standing atop a mountain peak taking in the forever view, flying down the zipline with your heartbeat thumping in your ears, struggling to handle a squealing pig, or landing your arrow smack in the bullseye … Girl Scout Camp is a place where you can be YOU.

Registration for Girl Scout camp opens TOMORROW (Tuesday, January 13, 2015) at         9 a.m. on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website girlscoutsofcolorado.org/camp.  It’s going to be a great camping season! By popular demand, resident camp is back at Sky High Ranch. Amazing sessions are also planned at Tomahawk Ranch and awesome day, family, and troop camps are available across the state.

Need help picking the right session? Check out these recent interviews with Monica Gray, Tomahawk Ranch Camp Director:

Robbyn Hart of 850 KOA News Radio talks with the Girl Scouts

9News talks with Girl Scouts about camp registration

Here are a few “behind the scenes” pictures from the interview at 9News.

Girl Scout Camp is a no-judgment zone where you’ll reach new heights, push your limits and choose your fun with a group of girls who truly get you.  Our camp programs are open to all girls throughout Colorado, whether they’re in a troop or not, and new campers get a 10-percent discount. Pay by April 30th for the best prices!

Registration for Girl Scout camp opens Jan. 13

The countdown to the opening of registration for Girl Scout camp is underway! It starts Jan. 13, 2015 at 9 a.m. on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website.

On Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, Kim Petau, camp director for Sky High Ranch, and Girl Scout Anne Martens joined FOX21 in Colorado Springs to talk about registration for Girl Scout camp.

Here are a few “behind the scenes” photos:

Ask yourself, “Where will I…”

stand atop a mountain and take in the forever view?

feel my heartbeat in my ears as I zip down the zipline?

and, most importantly, where will I make friendships that will last a lifetime?

For summer 2015, Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to announce girls will be able to have those experiences — and hundreds more—at Sky High Ranch! Resident camp is returning to this beautiful rustic camp near Manitou Lake and Woodland Park for the first time since 2012. For many Girl Scouts, attending resident camp at Sky High Ranch is a family tradition.  Their mothers, grandmothers, and even great-grandmothers, in some cases, have fond memories of their summers at Sky High Ranch.

Girl Scouts of Colorado will also offer resident camp at perennial favorite Tomahawk Ranch near Bailey, southwest of Denver. Some of the activities at our resident camps include archery, backpacking, photography, and rock climbing. Our standard resident camp runs 6-days. We also offer 2-week camps , as well as mini 3-day camps. The summer camp schedule is live on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website (girlscoutsofcolorado.org) so you can begin to review the 2015 offerings. Girl Scouts of Colorado will continue to offer day camping adventures throughout the state.

Girl Scout summer camp programs are open to all girls throughout Colorado who are over the age of 6. Registration begins Jan. 13 at 9 a.m. on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website at girlscoutsofcolorado.org. Register early. Some sessions fill in just a few hours.

Girl Scout camp is a safe place for your girl to explore her world, make forever friends, and learn to be a leader.  Girls learn differently than boys and everything at Girl Scout camp is designed to meet girls where they are. No labels. No competition. No boys. There’s just a whole lot of “you go, girl!”

Girl Scouts has been helping girls shine for more than 100 years. Girl Scouts of Colorado is proud to serve 25,000 girls across the state with the help and support of 10,000 adult volunteers! Learn more how you can be part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience by visiting girlscoutsofcolorado.org, calling 1-877-404-5708, or emailing inquiry@gscolorado.org.

Girl Scout Cookie time in the news in Colorado!

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View more photos from Colorado Girl Scout Media Stars in action

Thanks to the hard work of Girl Scouts across the state, Girl Scout Cookie time is making the news! As we receive great web links to placements that are made, we will add them to this blog post so watch this post for updates. We will also be giving cookie media updates on our social media channels. Because not all media hits are added to the web (making them easy to share), this post doesn’t include all of the wonderful cookie placements we are receiving. We appreciate the media across Colorado supporting Girl Scout Cookie time!

Girl Scout Cookie time in the news!

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View more photos of 2013 Colorado Cookie Media Star interviews

Girl Scouts of Colorado is covering the state promoting everyone’s favorite time of the year, Girl Scout Cookie time! Here’s just a sampling of our coverage that is available online (lots more going on that’s not online too :)). More is coming in daily, so we will continue to update this list. Great job also goes to all the Girl Scouts in Colorado who are part of these efforts! Go Girl Scout Cookie time!! 🙂

And if you see any Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie media in your area, let us know about it!

Girl Scouts of the USA has also recognized Girl Scouts of Colorado’s media work several times this cookie season!

And look for these Girl Scout Cookie billboards around the state of Colorado that we have placed (there are placements in Spanish too)! Additionally we placed some advertising (same campaign) with media outlets/information sources around the state for cookie time. It directs people to the Booth Sale Locator to find a sale.

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National Girl Scout Cookie Day – Feb. 8, 2013

f3a3935f92ba42049f634558dac8e3a9Girl Scouts of the USA has officially named February 8, 2013 as National Girl Scout Cookie Day! On this day we will celebrate Girl Scout Cookie time, teaching the community about the lifelong skills learned through selling cookies as well as spreading the word on how to purchase cookies.

These efforts will be supported nationally through media and public service announcement placements. Girl Scouts of the USA is also planning a social media campaign. They’ve also put together a fabulous new Girl Scout Cookie website (a Spanish version of the site will launch in January), which encompasses the themes that will be emphasized on National Girl Scout Cookie Day.

Girl Scouts of Colorado will be marking the National Girl Scout Cookie Day with Cookie Social Media Day, which was previously announced on Nov. 30th (read that blog). We also are planning media and public service announcement placements for the Girl Scout Cookie season, which runs Jan. 27th through March 3rd.

We hope you will support Girl Scout Cookie time by getting involved in the National Girl Scout Cookie Day activities!

Looking for “star” Girl Scouts

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As of 10/8/2012 at 10 a.m.: This opportunity is now FULL. If you are not registered for a training session yet, you will have to wait until next fall to register for the program.

This is one of my favorite times of the year! That’s because one of my favorite parts of my job is working with girls to discover how they can tell their Girl Scout story and serve as Media Stars for Girl Scouts of Colorado.

What is a Media Star? Before the Cookie Program each January, Girl Scouts of Colorado trains girls from all areas of the state to be Media Stars to help deliver the excitement (or do interviews) about cookie time with area TV and radio stations, as well as newspapers. These spokesgirls will help with other Girl Scouts of Colorado media interviews throughout the year too. Here are just some of the media interviews the girls participated in during last year’s Cookie Program.

If you know a girl in 4th grade and above that dreams about being a star, then we want to train them to be a Girl Scouts of Colorado Media Star. (Note: From time to time we do need younger girls to help out with media interviews.)

How to get involved

All girls who want to serve as Media Stars for Girl Scouts of Colorado in 2012/2013 will be asked to participate in an individual, web-based training session at a time that works for them in December 2012. 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. We like to get as many “new” girls involved in this program as possible each year.

This is a very popular program, and space for this year’s program is FULL. Reservations were taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are not registered for a training session, you will have to wait until next fall to  participate. Thank you!  

I look forward to working with our 2012/2103 Girl Scouts of Colorado Media Stars!

Historic and memorable Girl Scouts’ 100th in Colorado

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Wow! What a day Girl Scouts of Colorado had on Monday!

I had the pleasure of starting out my day Monday with an interview to celebrate Girl Scouts’ 100th on 9NEWS’ morning show, Colorado’s #1 news station in Denver. Two teenage Denver Metro area Girl Scouts joined me for the interview, and we had a great time! After that interview I quickly moved over to the State Capitol for the Honorary Capitol Troop 2012 festivities with the state’s female legislators.

Roughly fifty Girl Scouts and several dozen Girl Scout alumnae and supporters joined in on the events at the Capitol. Some of these attendees got to sit on the House and Senate floor, and four Girl Scouts led the Pledge of Allegiance to open the House session.

But the “memorable” events of the day took place when both the House and Senate passed Resolutions in honor of Girl Scouts of Colorado, our 100th anniversary celebrations and the lifelong leadership skills Girl Scouts has instilled in girls for generations.

The best part of these Resolutions were after they were read members of the Legislature offered their support of Girl Scouts, many sharing their memories of being involved in the organization. Here are some of my favorite quotes:

“I can still change a tire in 17 minutes because of a Girl Scout badge!”

“I developed a love of camping because of Girl Scouts.”

“It was through Girl Scouts we developed the courage, confidence and character to be standing in front of you today.”

“I believe Girl Scouts is where we got our foundation from.”

“Girl Scouts is the glue that keeps women on track to be great leaders.”

“I learned to face my fears through Girl Scouts.”

After the festivities on the House and Senate floors, the female legislators joined Girl Scouts of Colorado for a lunch, sponsored by AT&T. At the lunch, these legislators were inducted in their Honorary Troop 2012 with a pinning ceremony. Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Board Chair Stephanie Foote, as well as Girl Scout Christina Bear spoke about local Girl Scouting.

“This is a momentous occasion for Girl Scouts, and AT&T is proud to sponsor this induction of Honorary Troop 2012,” commented the president of our sponsoring organization, Bill Soards of AT&T Colorado. “For 100 years the Girl Scouts have made it their mission to teach that next generation to take the reins and drive their own destiny. You have taught that through hard world and perseverance, you can make the world a better place for this and the next generation.”

Troop 2012 symbolizes that the leadership possibilities for girls and women in this country are endless. The Capitol Troop 2012 forms a partnership between Girl Scouts of Colorado and the women members of the state legislature to address issues that impact girls. It also broadens the presence of Girl Scouts of Colorado at the State Capitol to recognize the depth and breadth of our work.

Below we have a video of the event at the Capitol, and there is a link above to the photos taken from the day. We are also excited about the Girl Scouts who visited hospitals around the state to induct the baby girls born on Monday into the Honorary Troop 2012 as well. Check out those blog posts to learn more. (Blog #1; Blog #2) Additionally check our blog and Facebook Page for other posts on Colorado Girl Scouts 100th anniversary festivities.

Girl Scouts of Colorado honored Western Slope Generation Wow! Girl Scouts at a special ceremony with the Mayor of Grand Junction on Monday, March 12th. Here is a quote from one of the attendees of the event, Susan Alvillar, who is a supporter of Girl Scouts:

“Inspirational, impressive and fun! The girls each told the audience what inspired them to make a difference, which included things like being empowered to stop bullying, the honor of being in a troop with awesome sister Girl Scouts and making a difference in their community. The event was attended by two members of the City Council, Mayor Pro Tem Bill Pitts, who is the father of three former Girl Scouts and five granddaughter Girl Scouts, and Councilman Bennett Boeschenstein, who is the father of two former Girl Scouts. Parents and other family members snapped pictures and enjoyed cookies and milk at a reception following the event.”

We are also proud of the recent 100th anniversary media coverage Girl Scouts of Colorado has received. Here are some highlights:

I’ve been a Girl Scout for about as long as I can remember, and this is a day and moment in history I won’t soon forget. I’m glad I had a chance to be part of it!

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It’s A Girl! – Happy 100th Anniversary, Girl Scouts!

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In honor of Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary, I was given the opportunity to celebrate with Troop 2227 by participating in the ‘It’s A Girl’ Service Project. More than 25 troops assisted in this project at different hospitals all over the state of Colorado. To participate, each troop adopted a hospital in their respective area, then made special items for the baby girls born on March 12, 2012, Girl Scouts’ official 100th anniversary. These gifts included care packages, blankets, hats, scrapbooks and more!

Troop 2227 adopted University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colo. I was able to meet with the troop leader, Lynette Harper, her daughter Paige, fellow troop member Brianna Bullock and her mother, Toni. The Girl Scout Seniors showed up in their sashes with pink blankets to present to two newborn baby girls.

The Media Relations Coordinator at the University of Colorado Hospital, Dan Weaver, met us at the Inpatient Pavilion. Like us, he was very excited about this project. He even arranged for 9NEWS to come and interview the girls! After he walked us up to the Maternity section of the hospital, we walked into the first hospital room to meet newborn Jenise Williams and her mother.

With the 9NEWS cameras rolling, Brianna and Paige presented baby Jenise with her Honorary 2012 Troop certificate, which allows her to come to Girl Scouts when she is five years old and have a free year of membership as a Girl Scout Daisy. The girls also presented her with her new baby blanket. In the second room, they met baby Zareah Boulden and her family. Second time around, Brianna and Paige were pros at explaining the certificate and baby blanket!

I hate to sound cheesy, but being a part of this particular service project on Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary was truly magical. Being able to watch the girls present their gifts to the newborn baby girls was very humbling, and you could tell it made the families special day even MORE special. Also, I felt such a large sense of pride watching these Girl Scout Seniors show these families first-hand what an amazing organization Girl Scouts is. These newborn baby girls are being brought into the world with so much promise and possibilities, and the Girl Scouts will always encourage them to follow their dreams.

In addition, Troop 1944 visited Rose Medical Center in Denver and presented the newborns with fun gifts as well! These troops were lucky to be able to get a peek of these brand new baby girls too!

If your troop did a similar project, we’d love to see your photos. Submit them to us on our website.