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Stella’s Silver Award project

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Submitted by Stella

Metro Denver

Denver

Hello! I am Stella, and I am pleased to announce that I have just finished my Silver Award project! What I did for my Silver Award project is winterize the rabbit hutches at the Urban Farm at Stapleton. First, we assessed what needed to be done, then made the necessary purchases, which consisted of insulating foam and plexiglass. Then, we attached the foam to the sides of the cage with screws and a drill. Upon realizing that some sheets of plexiglass were either too large or too small, we returned them. We made a lot of returns! What I learned from this is: how to handle a drill safely, communicate effectively, and make plans.

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Craft badges offered at Dollhouse miniature show

Submitted by Stasia Steele

Metro Denver

Denver

The Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls, and Toys is proud to offer its 26th annual “the ‘little’ show” on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Workshop sets tailored for obtaining badges are offered at this event.

Brownies:
Yarn Dolls, Jumping Jacks, and Finger Puppets
Girl Scouts:
Balancing Toy, Japanese Paper People, and Clothespin Dolls
A La Carte:
Japanese Paper People or Jumping Jacks

More information and registration form at: http://www.dmmdt.org/littleshow.htm

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Cookie video contest: First time Girl Scout

Submitted by Gia

Metro Denver

Arvada

This is my first year in Girl Scouts. I love going on field trips with my friends. I am excited for booth sales. It’s like having our own store! I hope my troop can earn enough for an overnight!

This video was submitted for the 2017 Best Cookie Video contest.

Cookie video contest: Want to buy some cookies?

Submitted by Melinda

Metro Denver

Littleton

Isabelle is crazy excited about her first year selling cookies! Even though she’s only 6, she went door-to-door the first day for four hours until she sold out. After a refill from the troop, she went out the next two days again until she was sold out once more. This time we had to wait until a shipment arrived on Friday. So, she was taking orders to deliver on Friday and making plans for selling all weekend. The best part is her attitude. She’s so sweet about it. Just skips right up, and with a big smile says, “Hi, I’m Isabelle. Would you like to buy some cookies?” And it’s super funny anytime the response is “I’m sorry, I don’t have any cash.” To which she replies, “That’s ok. We take credit cards.” lol Then, even if they say “No.” she just smiles and says, “Ok. Have a great day!” and skips away. It’s so precious.

This video was submitted for the 2017 Best Cookie Video contest.

Power of cookie: Creativity

Submitted by Madison B.

Metro Denver

Westminster

My name is Maddie. I have made a lot of friends and done a ton of cool activities as a Girl Scout. Mostly, I’ve learned to be creative in making new friends and taking new adventures.

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Power of cookie: Making the world a better place

Girl Scout Ambassador Rebecca H. from Castle Rock knows first-hand the power of the Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program. Rebecca says goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics are just some of the skills she learned from selling cookies. Most importantly, she says these skills are helping her earn the Gold Award, the highest honor in Girl Scouts. For her project, Rebecca renovated a Castle Rock dog park located in The Meadows. On Sunday, Jan. 29 (the first day of the Girl Scout Cookie sales), she hosted an Opening Day Celebration at Wiggly Field Dog Park. Dogs (and their two-legged friends) from throughout the community joined the fun and also had the opportunity to learn more about how Girl Scouts make their world a better place.

Gold Award Project: Wiggly Field Dog Park

Submitted by Rebecca H.

Castle Rock

Metro Denver

Hi, my name is Rebecca and I am an Ambassador in Girl Scouts, currently working on my Gold Award Project.  A huge passion of mine is animals so when I saw a need in my community to improve my local dog park, Wiggly Field Dog Park, I knew that’s what I wanted to do for my Gold Award Project. The dog park did not have any shade for dogs or places for their people to sit.  For shade, we installed a 10’x 16′ Trex pergola on a cement slab.  I also installed two new picnic benches underneath of the pergola for people to sit and relax. This week, we are installing a sign in Wiggly Field Dog Park’s parking lot, so the community can more easily find the local dog park. You can take your beloved dogs to play there and get them the best products from treehousepuppies.

On Sunday, January 29, 2017, from 1 – 4 p.m., there will be an Opening Day Celebration at Wiggly Field Dog Park across the street from 3301 Meadows Blvd, Castle Rock, CO 80104.  At the celebration, local dog-related businesses will have stations with merchandise for sale and/or information about their business. The celebration will also have a Girl Scout troop selling Girl Scout Cookies. I hope to see you and your furry friend there on Sunday to play in the newly renovated dog park!

Wiggly Field Opening Day Celebration

Explore quilting with CQC

Submitted by Mitzi King

Metro Denver

Littleton

We’d love for you and your families to join us for our second annual event. We had such a great time last year, we’re doing it again.

The Colorado Quilting Council is hosting this family-friendly event to encourage Colorado youth to enjoy learning about quilting and related sewing arts.

The event is being held at the South Fellowship Church in Littleton at 6560 South Broadway. From 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. We’ll have giveaways, a raffle, make & take projects, a presentation, food, and fun.

This year we’ll be giving away an American girl doll complete with her very own mini quilt. And our grand prize is a brand new sewing machine donated by Costco.

Come join the fun and learn about CQC. Don’t forget to bring any project that you’d like to show us. We look forward to seeing you.

Questions or to request more information: Call Mitzi 303-816-9566, or email cdc.youth@gmail.com

The CQC website: coloradoquiltcouncil.com

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PA Training with a camp specialty

Submitted by Denine Dains

Metro Denver

Westminster

Springtime brings a third year of Camp Specialty PA Training at Twisted Pine. In addition to learning the valuable skills of assisting younger Girl Scouts in a troop or small group setting, Girl Scouts will specialize in leading larger groups in a day camp setting. They will learn how to:

-lead large groups of Girl Scouts in camp songs
-assist young girls in a flag ceremony
-assist young Girl Scouts with chopping food at camp while using a knife
-set up a propane stove
-make a foil packet lunch
-follow the rules regarding fire and cooking with a Dutch oven
-create a safe cleaning station for dishes
-lead themselves in a professional, safe manner while working with younger girls
-being a good role model to younger Girl Scouts

Training will be held at Twisted Pine on March 19 and April 29, 2017. We will start promptly at 3 p.m. and finish at 8 p.m. Afternoon snack, dinner, and dessert-snack will be provided. Bring a mess kit. To register, click the links below:

March 19: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_rGltml7dT_p1s2xPw3R9Q1KAb_I-iJHCNzVZGuY3Zg/edit

April 29: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJ-copliKeN4GsK7hsLl1iEkYtFOeYG1kBGeif0Vl5C3vV_A/viewform

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Get your own “March on Denver” fun patch

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Submitted by Ashlea Beers

Metro Denver

Thornton

After learning that many Girl Scouts in her area were attending the Women’s March on Denver, a local troop leader set about getting a fun patch made for attendees. Thanks to local graphic designer, Lauren Harwood, permission was granted for a fun patch to be created using Harwood’s design for the Denver march.

If you would like to order your own March on Denver fun patch, the troop leader is collecting orders here: http://bit.ly/2j6UUQJ Production time is approximately 2-3 weeks from time of order.

The Women’s March on Denver will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Civic Center Park in Denver. More information can be found here: http://www.marchoncolorado.org/

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