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Mentoring Monday for Gold Award Girl Scouts and candidates

The future glows brighter thanks to Gold Award Girl Scouts and those working to earn the highest honor in Girl Scouts! That’s why Girl Scouts of Colorado, along with Girl Scouts of the USA and the Denver Business Journal, is helping them connect with female business entrepreneurs in the Metro Denver region! Mentoring Monday, one of Denver’s most popular events, is Monday, February 24, 2020 from 7  – 9 a.m. at History Colorado Center (1200 N. Broadway, Denver 80203). Girls will choose from mentors who are the most influential women in the community, including Girl Scouts of Colorado President and CEO Stephanie Foote, for intimate 10 minute coaching sessions.

Girl Fee: $50

Adult Fee: $50

Register here:  https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/event/164406/2020/bizwomen-mentoring-monday#information Use code GSUSA15 for discounted tickets.

Conference cookies

Submitted by Gracyn B.

Metro Denver

Aurora

Hi! I’m Gracy. I had a booth sale at my brother’s high school during parent teacher conferences. It was super snowy, so when business was slow, we invited the resource officer over to talk about our cookies. It was cool. His daughter was a Girl Scout for years, and he told us funny stories about all the cookies they sold together. He asked about our new cookie, Lemon-Ups. We talked about them, but I couldn’t sell him those because we did so well that we had already sold them all!

These Girl Scouts also earned the Uniform to Uniform patch! Learn how to earn yours: http://gscoblog.org/2020/01/uniform-to-uniform-patch-for-the-2020-girl-scout-cookie-program/ 

Family luau

Submitted by Melissa Marty

Metro Denver

Northglenn

Join the The Woods Service Unit for a family luau hosted by Troops 65757 and 65783.

When: Saturday, April 18, 2020

Location: The Waymire Dome at the Adams County Fairgrounds (9755 Henderson Rd. Brighton)

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

All ages and all genders welcome!

Purchase tickets here:
https://my.cheddarup.com/c/the-woods-service-unit-646

Presale tickets are $10 per person with or without patch, $7 per child without patch, and kids three and under are free.

Cost at the door is $12 per person.

Come dressed in your best Luau attire!

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FREE fun patch: Snuffle mats for shelter dogs

Submitted by Sarah Stocking

Metro Denver

Aurora

Jordan, Tanvi, and Ananya from Troop 60846 are making snuffle mats for Aurora Animal Shelter, and they need your help. If anyone makes a snuffle mat for an animal shelter and emails us a picture, then we’ll send you a FREE FUN PATCH! And, you’ll know that you’ve helped a dog in need.

Snuffle mats are enrichment tools for dogs, and other animals, too! They’re made by tying fleece strips to industrial mats, so they’re sturdy and machine washable. Sprinkle food or treats over the mat, and the dogs enjoy searching through the fleece strips for their treats. This is a fun, engaging, stress-reduction tool for the dogs. They love it!

Supplies:

  • 12″x 12″ industrial rubber mat
  • 112 fleece strips cut 1.5″x 12″ each

We bought the TrafficMASTER 36″x36″ commercial floor mat from Home Depot (cut into 9 pieces). Cost is $26, but that makes 9 snuffle mats.

We got fleece donations such as pajamas, blankets, and material from our neighborhood, so the fleece was free.

How to assemble:

  • Copy and paste this link into your browser to watch our video for instructions: youtu.be/UWr4612mqcY
  • Double knot each strip of fleece between each pair of adjoining holes in a grid pattern (both vertically and horizontally).
  • Send us a picture of you or your troop donating your snuffle mats to a local animal shelter, then we’ll send each of you a FREE FUN PATCH! Send pics, number of patches needed, and your address to: snstocking@msn.com

Thank you for helping dogs in need! Have fun making snuffle mats!

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

Celebrate World Thinking Day on March 7, 2020

Submitted by Melissa Marty

Metro Denver

Northglenn

Troop 66796 invites you to join The Woods Service Unit to celebrate World Thinking Day 2020!

When: Saturday, March 7, 2020

Location: Al Lesser Building 9755 Henderson Rd Brighton

Time: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (check-in and booth setup at 8:30 a.m.)

Investment (cost): $10 per girl

For the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), leadership is a shared journey which empowers us to work together and bring positive change to our lives, the lives of others, and wider society. All of us can practice leadership by choosing to explore our “ways of being and thinking about the world” and using what we learn about ourselves to work on our behavior as leaders, every day.

At this World Thinking Day event, each registered troop will host a booth with a presentation about the country to share with other troops. Troops may also share food, SWAPS, songs, art, etc. from their chosen region, and should likely plan to use at least one/two meetings to prepare their materials. We realize that many first year Daisies, Juliettes, or other Girl Scouts may wish to attend this celebration without hosting a country booth. Girls are welcome to attend as a “tourist” at the same registration cost. (Max. number of tourists allowed will be 50.)

Sign up to host a country here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4ca8ad2ea6f85-world

Please purchase your admission once you have selected your country or to be a tourist: https://my.cheddarup.com/c/the-woods-service-unit-646

Leaders can also purchase a WTD patch.

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An Opportunity of a lifetime

Submitted by Serenity C.

Metro Denver

Aurora

Hello,

My name is Serenity C. and I am 15-years-old. My troop has a question for you…Is your troop or your Girl Scout interested in traveling and will be age 11 by July of 2021? Well, we have an opportunity of a lifetime awaiting for you if the answer to any of these questions is yes 😉 My mom is working with EF Tours to host an all-inclusive ten day trip to Costa Rica in July of 2021. What makes this program special? Delve into an ecological paradise, walk amid lush rainforests and beneath towering volcanoes in enchanting Costa Rica. Transport your troop deep into a misty cloud forest, get up close to the world’s most magnificent plant and animal habitats, and see sensational waterfalls and hot springs. From beginning to end, experience natural beauty and thrilling adventures beyond what you ever imagined. Registration is $95 per person. Multiple payment options are available and best of all is you can sell Girl Scout Cookies this year and next year to help earn money for the trip 😉 Use this link to see the full itinerary and all the amazing details of this adventure: https://girltrips.eftours.com/2218043ye 

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

Dispatch to the cookie booth

Submitted by Hannah Karuzas

Metro Denver

Aurora

First day of the cookie selling season, and Melina Jo had a new helper at her myBooth, Emily (her puppet). Feeling a little shy, Emily helped crack the ice by telling jokes. All of a sudden two big patrol cars pull up right beside the table! Melina became nervous, but two friendly, smiling female officers approached Melina and Emily. They heard someone was selling highly addictive product to the public. Melina Jo lightened up once they asked her what she wants to be when she grows up. And, they shared their stories from when they were Girl Scouts!

Melina improved her booth this year, by helping make signs, and telling the customers jokes while Aunt Lucy imputed the customers’ credit card information. She helped figure out the math noticeably quicker. She was more forward interacting with the customers, sharing her favorite cookies, and describing them!

These Girl Scouts also earned the Uniform to Uniform patch! Learn how to earn yours: http://gscoblog.org/2020/01/uniform-to-uniform-patch-for-the-2020-girl-scout-cookie-program/ 

My Dad rocks

Submitted by Eric Carrico

Metro Denver

Thornton

Let me tell you how my dad rocks. He went door-to-door with both my sister and I on Super Bowl Sunday and made sure we both met our goal to sell more than 50 packages to earn the special Super Bowl patch. He helps us make sales at work and in the neighborhood. He teaches us math and money management, so it isn’t just about selling cookies. Our dad rocks because he supports us and our goals. We love our Dad.

We both love Girl Scouts. We love to earn patches and participate in activities. We LOVE selling cookies and meeting new friends. Girl Scouts teach us so much and we love it!

Dads are an important part of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie Team. That’s why we honor dads who help Girl Scouts all across Colorado meet their goals. Tell us about what makes your dad an awesome Cookie Dad and he could win a cool prize. 

Girl Scout Delivers cookies to police officers

Submitted by Andrea Iverson

Metro Denver

Castle Rock

Girl Scout Kenadie and mom Andrea received a message from a police officer friend who was having a hard day and wanted Girl Scout Cookies to help make the day better. We were able to make arrangements to meet and so that our friend Joe and his partner could enjoy some cookies while they finished their shift. As you can see, Joe could hardly wait to eat them!

These Girl Scouts also earned the Uniform to Uniform patch! Learn how to earn yours: http://gscoblog.org/2020/01/uniform-to-uniform-patch-for-the-2020-girl-scout-cookie-program/ 

Cooking with Girl Scout Cookies: Thin Mint Cake Pops

In 2019, students in Pro Start, a professional culinary prep program, at Standley Lake High School in Westminster developed a series of recipes featuring Girl Scout Cookies. One of the delicious desserts they created: Thin Mint Cake Pops!