Tag Archives: Metro Denver

Inspiring others through community service

Submitted by Kristen Chipman

Metro Denver

Northglenn/Thornton

Some of the Girl Scouts of Troop 66742 were doing their share of community service by helping plant the flowerbed in front of the Northglenn Recreation Center! For the last several years, the girls have committed to caring for this flowerbed every summer. This year, they planted Marigolds and Red Petunias in honor of the City of Northglenn’s 50th Anniversary!

Troop 66742 loves to give back to the community. Whether it be through helping take care of a flowerbed or donating to a local church, these girls are always doing amazing things! They are leading by example on how to take small steps to make a big impact in this world!

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UCHealth cookie delivery

 

 

 

 

 

Submitted by Tiffany Love Baker

Metro Denver

Lone Tree/Highlands Ranch

Troop 59 Cadettes delivered 720 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to UCHealth Oncology staff and support personnel around Metro Denver.  Girl Scouts met with Medical Director of Oncology Dr. Regina Brown an inspiring leader in our community who is also a Girl Scout alum.  They learned about her career and what’s helped her to find success.

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

Girl Scout summer swim party at Pirate’s Cove

Join us at Pirate’s Cove in Littleton for our annual Girl Scout swim party! All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Bring a friend and show them some of the fun that Girl Scouts has to offer. This is also a great opportunity to have a kickoff for your troop before the school year starts!

When:

Monday, July 29, 2019

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Cost:

$6 per person (children and adults)

$3 per patch – We have an optional event patch you can purchase for this event and it will be distributed at the registration table upon arrival!

Register online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/pirate_s_cove_girl_s.html

Registration deadline: Thursday, July 25

** Online registrations will not be accepted after Thursday, July 25. Walk-up registration day of will be accepted with exact cash or check only. Priority entrance will be given to advance registrations. 

Pirate’s Cove offers a leisure pool with a large play structure, a 25-meter, six-lane pool, a 35-foot slide tower with three slides, a lazy river, and more for summer fun! Participants are welcome to bring in snacks or a picnic. Concessions will not be offered on-site. No glass bottles permitted. For more information, please review the Pirates Cove Guidelines online: http://www.piratescovecolorado.com/-guidelines.

Please note, Pirates Cove will be open for regular business hours on this day. If you choose to go to Pirates Cove before the Girl Scout event, you will need pay regular entry into the park, exit the park at 6 p.m. when they close, then enter again at 6:30 p.m. for no charge.

This is not a drop off event. All Girl Scouts must attend with her parent/guardian or troop leaders. Adult to girl ratios for events must be met.

Questions? Please feel free to contact Aimee Artzer at aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

Visit the Girl Scout History Collection

The Girl Scout History Collection is curated by Ernie and Carol Altvater. These California transplants converted the basement of their Denver home (Congress Park neighborhood) into a climate-controlled, carefully organized collection. It is not something to miss for Girl Scouts of all ages! Their collection is a comprehensive history of the Girl Scout movement seen through memorabilia. Thousands of items are on display including uniforms through the years, photos, camping gear, jewelry, badges and insignia, dolls, books, camp postcards, cameras, and dozens of other categories. From the earliest years of Girl Scouting to the present, all aspects of the program are represented. There is also a “try it on” area where girls can see how they look in hats, sashes, and vests from other levels and other areas.

What to expect: Since the collection is in the basement of Carol and Ernie’s home, we ask that troop leaders discuss manners with the girls before they arrive (for example, no running around). Candy, gum, and drinks are not allowed. We want this to be a fun experience for your troop, but also expect Girl Scout behavior. “Tag-a-longs” are not allowed, and all adults who accompany the troop are expected to help girls gain the most from the experience.

To schedule your tour: Email girlscoutcollection@gmail.com. If your troop is using the tour as part of the requirements toward a specific badge, let us know so the tour can be tailored to your needs. The exact address of the collection (Congress Park neighborhood of Denver) will be provided upon confirming your tour.

About the tour: The tour consists of three or four parts, depending on troop level – a walk-though orientation, group discussion of Girl Scout history, and an opportunity for girls to explore the collection and ask about features that catch their attention. Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, and Seniors may also elect to view the 1918 silent film, “The Golden Eaglet”.

Tour duration:

Daisies – 45 minutes

Brownies – 1 hour and 15 minutes

Juniors and older – 1 hour and 30 minutes

You can also check out the Girl Scout History Collection Facebook page.

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Cadettes deliver cookies to Children’s Hospital Colorado

Submitted by Ann Robbins

Metro Denver

Broomfield

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 63317 delivered Girl Scout Cookies to their Hometown Hero, Children’s Hospital Colorado – North Campus. The Girl Scouts wanted to thank the doctors and nursing staff. They also brought a thank you poster and get well and positive message cards for patients.

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

Registration for Broomfield day camp still open

 

 

 

 

Submitted by Rebecca Lankford

Metro Denver

Broomfield

School is out and now is the time for summer fun! There are still spots available for the day camps being hosted by Troop 63572 in Broomfield. Please see https://scoutingforfun.com/ for more information.

Knots, Knives, and Nonsense (June 24 – 28, 2019) takes place at East Interlocken Park and will focus on outdoor skills with a special visit from a Leave No Trace Master educator and the Birds of Prey Foundation. Girl Scouts will earn their “Eco” camp badges.

Masterful Makers (July 29 – August 2, 2019) takes place at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church and will focus on helping girls build confidence and friendships through creative activities. Girl Scouts will earn applicable badges to their age group and projects.

Join us!

These camps are also a source of fundraising for Girl Scout Troop 63572 and we reserve proceeds to participate in future Girl Scout activities and events.

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Colorado Freedom Memorial

Submitted by Karla Coronado

Metro Denver

Aurora

Troop 62754 spent a few hours volunteering at the Colorado Freedom Memorial. They helped with crowd control and other tasks. They also enjoyed learning about our fallen heroes. One of the most memorable parts was talking to veterans from World War II. The girls met a World War II nurse. She is 103-years-old and was very happy to talk to the girls and see all of their vests.

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

Donation to shelter to inspire mothers with family art project ideas

Submitted by Jessica Spangler

Metro Denver

Denver

With help from her multi-level Girl Scout troop, Senior Makayla completed the Journey “Mission: Sisterhood.” As her sisterhood issue, she chose improving relationships between mothers and their children, specifically those under additional stress due to homelessness. She wanted family art projects to help children be calmer and more cooperative with their mothers by building their relationship. With her troop, she created a beautifully painted wooden container to install at the local domestic violence shelter, Arising Hope. The troop then filled the painted container with art supplies they purchased with funds they raised as part of the Girl Scout Cookie Program. A set of laminated instructions for three art projects that would encourage mothers and children to bond were included, and Makayla wrote a personal cover letter explaining the goal of her project and inspiring mothers to do the projects together with their children as a family.

When asked “What have you learned from the troop that you can use in your daily life?”

Makayla responds “It’s easy to make friends.”

She said sisterhood is important because it’s nice to help people, and they will be there for you when you need help.

Makayla and her troop expanded their network when they visited a horse rescue and learned how a woman became the owner of a nonprofit and advocates for horses. She met Keith, who volunteers at the nonprofit Arising Hope shelter and happily agreed to accept donations of art supplies for Makayla’s project. Learning about these careers was eye opening for Makayla, who wants to be a baker. She said she would like to bake for a shelter to serve its residents. “Our project is meaningful because it will help other people.”

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

Roxborough Girl Scouts earn Bronze Award

Submitted by Christine Uribe

Metro Denver

Roxborough

Junior Troop 60678 in Roxborough earned their Bronze Award by donating a “Spirit Rock” to Roxborough Intermediate School. The troop proposed the idea to the school’s PTA, determined an appropriate location on school grounds, and earned enough funds from selling Girl Scout Cookies to purchase the boulder from Pioneer Sand & Gravel.

The school will earn money for years to come by renting the rock for community messages and announcements. 100% of the money raised from the rock will go towards supplying the school with books, technology, and supplies.

Way to “Rock it,” girls!

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