Tag Archives: Metro Denver

2019 Best Cookie Video contest: Aimee’s cookie video

Girl Scout Junior Aimee S. of Denver entered this video in the 2019 Best Cookie Video contest: https://youtu.be/rf8IAADL9FM

To enter this year’s “Best Cookie Video Contest,” just email your video, along with a brief story and your cookie goal, to Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

2019 Best Cookie Video contest: Andie’s cookie video

This video is by Andie B., a Girl Scout Brownie in Parker. This is Andie’s third year as a Girl Scout. She planned the video herself, recruiting help from her family only to act and film. Andie’s personal sales goal this year is 750 packages. Her Brownie troop is planning to go cabin camping and hopes to take a trip to a waterpark. They’re also planning to help homeless animals this year with their cookie earnings.

Watch Andie’s video here: https://youtu.be/0k8-1AekSyE 

To enter this year’s “Best Cookie Video Contest,” just email your video, along with a brief story and your cookie goal, to Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

2019 Best Cookie Dad contest: Cookie Dad on furlough

Submitted by Eavan, Girl Scout Brownie

Metro Denver

Arvada

My dad is the best cookie dad! He took on the role of cookie manager and then the government shutdown happened, so he was not working for 35 days! During that time, he worked so hard to make our cookie sales a success. He helped set up booths, including fun cookie sales at our school pick-up car line and at a locally owned restaurant! He’s been a great leader and I am proud of my dad!

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. 

Disney On Ice: Worlds of Enchantment

Join GSCO for Disney On Ice:  Worlds of Enchantment on Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Denver Coliseum (4600 Humboldt Street Denver, CO 80216) at 7 p.m.

See Lightning McQueen, Mater, and the Disney Pixar’s Cars race across the ice! Dive into undersea fun with Ariel in The Little
Mermaid’s kingdom. Experience the adventures of Buzz, Woody, and the Toy Story gang as they race for home. Join sisters Anna and Elsa, Olaf, and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn true love comes from within.

Girl Scouts and their families receive a specially discounted ticket price of $15, regularly $30 and $25. A $3.50 facility fee added, covers free parking in the Denver Coliseum lots. Purchases of 10 or more contact Francie at Ticketworks (303) 670 – 3696 or francie@denverticketworks.com .

Online purchases can be made at axs.com (https://www.axs.com/events/366876/disney-on-ice-presents-worlds-of-enchantment-tickets?q=disney+on+ice) – use promo
code SCOUT, additional convenience fees apply.

Commemorative Worlds of Enchantment patches will be given to Girl Scouts at entry.

Outdoor field trips at Bluff Lake Nature Center

Visit Bluff Lake Nature Center, a beautiful wildlife refuge and outdoor classroom in northeast Denver and for a unique and memorable experience! Environmental educators will guide Girl Scouts through exploration hikes and interactive activities specifically designed to fulfill requirements for a nature-related badge.

Daisies can earn their “EcoLearner” badge as they get first-hand practice protecting nature, or their “Outdoor Art Maker” badge as they create nature-inspired art.

Brownies can earn their “Outdoor Adventurer” badge as they explore the outdoors in a new way, or their “Bugs” badge as they experience the world of insects and spiders.

Juniors can earn their “Animal Habitats” badge as they learn about the places animals call home, or their “Flowers” badge as they enjoy the science and beauty of our native flora.

If you have something else in mind, ask us about customizing a program for your troop!

Field trips are 1-2 hours long, and visitors are welcome to stay and enjoy the site for the rest of the day following the program. Trips are $10 per Girl Scout (unless otherwise noted). There is a minimum of 8 Girl Scouts to schedule a trip. Adult-to-girl ratios for events must be met. There is no charge for adult chaperones or non-participating siblings. A variety of times are available, including afternoons and weekends. Visit www.blufflake.org for more information, or contact Bluff Lake Education Manager Heidi Pfeiffer at heidi@blufflake.org to schedule your trip!

Helping foster children around Denver

Submitted by Clare F.

Metro Denver

Highlands Ranch

I know that so many young children are sent to foster homes with very few belongings, sometimes carrying those belongings in a plastic trash bag. Almost nothing is their own. This bothered me, knowing how much my belongings mean to me. To help, I decided to create cinch sack bags for some of the girls. I hoped that it would help some girls on their journey, and inspire others to do the same. I delivered them to Mount Saint Vincent’s Home, and they have been distributed to girls around the metro-district.

These cinch sack bags were sewn and designed by me. In order to have the funds to buy the fabric and the materials, I started a small business of sewing badges on to local Girl Scout uniforms. I advertised through family friends and my service unit. The money I earned helped me get enough fabric to make 20 bags for foster teens.

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

Troop 2624 at My Own 2 Hands makerspace

Submitted by Trista Smith

Metro Denver

Littleton

The Girl Scouts of Troop 2624 came to My Own 2 Hands makerspace to earn their “Woodworking” badge! Together, they learned how to use many tools: hammer, screwdriver, drill, impact driver, level, handsaw, miter saw, clamps, and a nail gun! Using these newly learned skills, they were able to make picture frames. They each were able to make their frame unique and custom to their taste by using stain and paint. Each project turned out amazing!

The girls were able to work together as a team to help each other understand the tools. Though some were initially nervous with some of the power tools, others helped to encourage everyone to take a risk and do something they had never done before!

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

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Submitted by Ariana Olais

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

I want to share how fun it was to learn about the women in the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. Knowing of all the accomplishments and contributions women have, is nothing but rewarding. Knowing that I like other girls (Girl Scout or not) have opportunities and potential to be as successful is many women before us.

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

Girl Scouts Information Night – Arvada

Please join us to learn all about what it means to be a Girl Scout, and the wonderful volunteer opportunities available. Inviting K-12th grade girls and an adult to learn more. New troops are forming today!

As a Girl Scout, your girl will practice leadership with grit like a go-getter, problem solve like an innovator, embrace challenges like a risk-taker, and show empathy like a leader—in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment where she can feel free to let her full, magnificent personality shine through every single time.

Event will take place on Thursday, January 31st from 5:00-6:00pm at The Arvada Library, 7525 W 57th Ave, Arvada, CO 80002.

Elena’s Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams

Girl Scout Brownie Elena Valles invites you to join her for a special event to show patients at Children’s Hospital Colorado they are not alone. Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams is Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 6 – 6:30 p.m.  Elena, who is now 8-years-old, battled leukemia for four years and won! She will be cancer-free for three years on February 10! During the event, Elena and her supporters will gather outside of the cancer ward of Children’s Hospital Colorado and shine flashlights in patients’ windows. Patients will shine their flashlights in return.

In her own words: “Many children get diagnosed with cancer and when you get cancer sometimes you have to stay at the hospital. I remember when I had cancer and I had to stay in the hospital, I loved to play in the playroom with Play Dough. Sometimes when you stay at the hospital, you can walk around and go to the play room, but sometimes, like when your fever is going up and down, you can’t even leave your room. It feels sad when you’re stuck in your room or you have to stay at the hospital for a long time. By doing this event, I want to support the kids that have cancer. I want them to know that they can get through it too. I want to give them hope.”

Attendees should bring their own flashlight. The event will last about 10 minutes.

To learn more or register, use this link: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/elena_s_moonbeams_for_sweet_dreams_md_02_09_2019 

See photos and media coverage from last year’s event here: http://gscoblog.org/2018/02/girl-scout-brownie-and-cancer-survivorgives-hope-to-patients-at-childrens-hospital/

If you would like to donate a flashlight or glow stick for patients to use, you can leave them at Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Denver Corporate Office during business hours between now and February 6. All donations will be sanitized and donated to Children’s Hospital patients.