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Troop 4620 collects items for food bank

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Submitted by Katie Walker

Metro Denver

Aurora

Cadette Troop 4620 from Aurora chose to collect food and have the Smoky Hill Vineyard Food Bank as their Hometown Hero this year. The girls spent a Saturday morning handing out food to those in need. Eye opening to say the least for the girls. They hope to help out more in the future.

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Enjoy Cirque du Soleil Luzia this summer

Submitted Francie Fowler

Metro Denver

Denver

Cirque du Soleil performs Luzia this summer June to July. Luzia is a waking dream that transports you to an imaginary Mexico, where you are inspired to explore your senses, enveloped in light ad nurtured by rain. Two shows have been selected and seats reserved at the lowest price for Girl Scouts, family, and friends. Friday, June 16, 2017 at 8 p.m. Girl Scouts are $35, Adults $45. Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 5 p.m. Girl Scouts are $32; Adults $42. Tickets are regularly $55. Orders must be 12 or more people, and submitted by May 15 for the above dates. Contact Francie at 303 670 3696 or francie@denverticketworks.com. Other dates and discounts are available by using this link http://cirk.me/2hWQnkj Prices shown will already reflect the discount. Under the Grand Chapiteau – Pepsi Center West lots.

Always amazingly creative and acrobatic, Cirque du Soleil shows are the gold standard of the performing arts. At a price you can afford, don’t miss it!

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Cadette troops make shoes for Sole Hope

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Submitted by Lisa Svede

Metro Denver

Centennial

Cadette Troops 60762 and 60744 from the Green Meadows Service Unit gathered together with members of Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit to make shoes from denim for Sole Hope and children in Africa. A big thank you to the volunteers of Love Does It, who helped the Girl Scouts to collect over 200 pairs of jeans to be made into shoes.

The jeans are repurposed to make shoes for children in Africa. The shoes will protect the children from jiggers, a parasite that burrows into the webbing of their feet when they walk without shoes in unsanitary conditions.

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Daisy Troop 66802 honors Hometown Heroes

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Submitted by Marti Shuster

Metro Denver

Thornton

First year Daisy Troop 66802 from Thornton had a very successful cookie sale. Seven little girls earned over $1,900 for their troop! A visit to Thornton Fire Station #5 was scheduled so they could deliver their Hometown Hero Girl Scout Cookies. The girls got to see what the fire station is like and also earn their Safety Award. They even got to hear the fire engine sirens because the station got a call just as we were arriving.

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Girl Scouts donate 424 packages of cookies to local fire department

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Submitted by JoLene Kucera

Metro Denver

Conifer

Troop 1368 delivered their 424 packages of Hometown Hero Girl Scout Cookies to the Elk Creek Fire Department on April 14, 2017. That’s 124 packages over their goal! The original delivery had to be rescheduled because the firefighters have been busy putting out fires already this spring. The girls vote to have them as our Hometown Hero every year because they continue to keep our mountain community safe from fires.

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Broomfield/Westminster day camps: Last chance to register

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Submitted by Rebecca Lankford

Metro Denver

Broomfield

Cadette Troop 63572 is hosting two day camps this summer as part of their leadership progression. The two primary outcomes chosen for these camps are confidence and courage. The campers will work together through some traditional scouting activities like songs and games, and challenge themselves while learning new skills.

Buttercup Bootcamp will be at East Interlocken Park in Broomfield from June 26 – 30, 2017 and She’s Crafty will be at the Westminster campus of Front Range Community College July 17 – 21, 2017. Information and how to register can be found at: https://scoutingforfun.com/

Registration will close on May 15, 2017. Don’t wait to register!

Each camp is $175 and is completely volunteer-run. Our troop has held many successful events and the girls are excited to work with younger girls at these fun camps.

Interested in volunteering or helping as a PA or PAI? Info is available on the camp website! The number of campers we can have will be dependent on the number of adult volunteers.

Contact us at camplikeagirlscout@gmail.com with questions.

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SheTech Explorer Day

Submitted by Katie Singleton, Girl Scouts of Colorado Girl Experience Manager

Apply today to be one of nine Girl Scouts who will get to experience hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) alongside women professionals from a variety of backgrounds and industries at the SheTech Explorer Day! Learn the ins and outs of cellular networks, hardware, software development, coding, web design, and much more alongside your peers! You’ll engage in three immersive technology workshops, 12 fun-filled TechZone activities, and a TechChallenge where you’ll collaborate with your team to solve a problem for a chance to win a scholarship stipend and admission to Colorado Technology Association’s Women in Technology Conference on June 9!

Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: The Commons on Champa, 1st Floor
1245 Champa St.
Denver, CO 80204

Grade: Entering 9th or 10th grade in fall 2017

Application: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/shetech_explorer_day_06_08_2017
Application Close Date: Monday, May 15, 2017
Cost: Free

Apply to be a part of this unique opportunity by Monday, May 15, 2017 at  https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/shetech_explorer_day_06_08_2017

Note: Spaces for this event are extremely limited, so we cannot guarantee all girls will be able to participate. After May 15, applications will be reviewed and we will email to let you know if you have been selected to participate.

If you have any questions about this training or have trouble completing registration, please contact Katie Singleton at katie.singleton@gscolorado.org.

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My Gold Award experience at the Colorado State Capitol

Submitted by Anastasia Rosen

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

On Monday, April 10, 2017, Gold Award recipient Anastasia Rosen attended Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Gold Award Day at the Colorado Capitol. The Kay Rugeley Shaw Gold Travelship helped to support her trip to Denver for this exciting and exclusive event!

Read more about Anastasia’s experience below.

My day at the Colorado State Capitol started out with a breakfast buffet at The University Club and pictures with Girl Scout Gold Award committee. We then walked to the capitol for more pictures on the West staircase. We started our tour of the capitol off in the Old Supreme Court Chamber. We then moved to the floor of The House of Representatives and said the Pledge of Allegiance, then we saw how they voted and passed bills.

After listening to the Representatives, we moved on to Mr. Brown’s attic, which is a really neat museum just below the dome. We toured the dome and took pictures and heard some interesting facts about the building as well as the surrounding suburbs. After coming down from the dome, we toured Mr. Brown’s attic and heard stories as well as some interesting facts about Mr. Brown, his journey into Denver, and the capitol. Throughout the day, I learned a lot of history about the capitol building and Denver itself.

After the tour of Mr. Brown’s attic, we went back to the Old Supreme Court Chambers and heard a great speech from our host, Representative Faith Winter. I had such a great time celebrating my Gold Award achievement with my sister Girl Scouts.

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Daisy Troop 65874 donates cookies to Parker Task Force

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Submitted by Stephanie Rosauer

Metro Denver

Parker

Daisy Troop 65874 delivered the second half of their Girl Scout cookie donations to Parker Task Force! The girls worked hard, and the reward was encouraging for next year! Nice job young ladies! I am very proud of you all!

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Daisies take on Flag Duties

Submitted by Shannon Brennan

Metro Denver

Denver

At Highline Academy S.E., Daisy Troop 65709 has taken on some of the responsibility of displaying the flag. The Daisies have learned the proper ways to raise/lower flags, secure the rope, as well as fold the American and Colorado flag in their unique ways. It’s a great way to commence our meetings with taking down the flag.

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