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Cadette Troop 2551 does some urban orienteering

Submitted by Nikki Goethals

Metro Denver

Aurora

As we wrapped up our final year as Cadettes, the Girl Scouts were excited to do the new Urban Orienteering in the Capital badge offered by Girl Scouts of Colorado.

For many of the girls, it was their first time riding the lightrail or going to the 16th Street Mall.

They chose to have lunch at The Melt on the mall when we arrived, which was lovely. Then, they navigated quite a walk to the Little Man Ice Cream Shop.

We discussed pickpocketing and safety along the way while taking pictures of our adventure downtown.

On the way back, we split up and took two different light rail rides back home and met up again at the Nine Mile Station on Parker Road.

Everyone had a great time– easily one of our favorite badges to complete. Thank you for sharing it with the rest of us!

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Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens and event patch contest

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Design the event patch for Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens! We’re looking for creative Girl Scouts to share their best design. The winning design will be the picture on our 2017 event pass. The Girl Scout who submits the winning design will win two Elitch Garden day tickets, VIP Rapid Ride passes, and two Attraction tickets (choice of XLR8R or Sling Shot).

The contest is open to all Girl Scouts. Entry forms can be found at https://goo.gl/qX9KqN . The registration deadline is June 27, 2017. Entries can be returned to your area GSCO office, the GSCO shop, or emailed to Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org.

Save the date for Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens, August. 11-13, 2017! All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. We’ll have special activities celebrating our GSCO Centennial on Saturday, Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for all Girl Scouts. Elitch Gardens is also hosting the band, “Forever In Your Mind,” in one of their season concerts, Saturday evening, which is included in park entry for the day.

Cost is $25.99/person. Tickets can be purchased at https://goo.gl/Ekz6Hx. Not able to make it? No problem. Elitch Gardens is offering a Girl Scout discount for daily entry of $29.99/person all season long that can be purchased through the same link. A portion of all tickets sold will be donated back to GSCO.

Questions? Please contact Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org. We hope to see you there!

Water World Patch Contest winner

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Congratulations to Abigail W. of Troop 40923 in Colorado Springs! She designed the patch for Girl Scout Days at Water World! Abigail has won four Water World day passes and meal vouchers and her design will be the picture on our event patch.

Choosing a winner was tough for our friends at Water World. We had 23 great entries from Girl Scouts across the state. A big thank you goes to Water World for hosting the contest and providing the prize pack and to our Girl Scouts who entered!

Girl Scout Days at Water World is planned for June 24 and 25, 2017 and all Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited! Water World is offering a generous discounted price of $25.99/person for our special Girl Scout weekend and will donate part of tickets sales back to GSCO.

Not able to make it that weekend? No problem! Water World is also offering Girl Scout families a $30.99/person daily ticket for the entire season and donating a portion of these tickets sales back to GSCO, too. You can purchase tickets at www.thcalyspsoclub.com and enter “Girl Scouts” for the store name. Discounted meal vouchers are also available.

Hope to see you there!

Daisy Troop 65856 delivers cookies to Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

Submitted by Kristina Graham

Metro Denver

Castle Rock

Daisy Troop 65856 delivered the second half of their Hometown Hero Girl Scout Cookies to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The officers gave the girls and their families a tour of their offices.

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

Pizzeria Locale adventure

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Submitted by Beth and Jennifer of Troop 62027

Metro Denver

Denver

Earning our Girl Scout “Pizza” badge was both educational and fun. Pizzeria Locale opened its doors early to entertain our wild pack of girls, who learned that pizza in its simplest form is healthy, and that only four ingredients are needed to create the perfect dough: flour, yeast, water, and a pinch of salt. Steven and the crew at Pizzeria Locale welcomed us into the restaurant with kindness, smiles, and great enthusiasm. They were prepared for our arrival with dough making stations and ingredients perfectly laid out for the girls to work with. Our troop found kneading the dough to be quite enjoyable (how patient the team was with the mess they made), and the girls learned to shape dough properly for consistent baking. Some of the girls even tried creative designs, like oversized donuts, but learned that to cook dough evenly in Pizzeria Locale’s 800˚F brick oven in three minutes, it must be formed and flattened in the traditional Neapolitan style. There was intense concentration and much giggling, and following the lessons on pizza making we all enjoyed a fabulous lunch, with a wide selection of pizzas and fresh toppings. Oh, and let’s not forget the best part. Dessert! If you haven’t tried the Budino, you should. There is simply no way to describe this hand-crafted dessert. It’s amazing! Thank you everyone at Pizzeria Locale for making our visit such a delicious and educational adventure for our girls. You’re the best!

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Girl Scouts Today, Emergency Managers Tomorrow with FEMA

Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes are invited to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Girl Scouts Event, “Girl Scouts Today, Emergency Managers Tomorrow”, the morning of Friday, June 16, 2017. Girl Scouts can earn a Disaster Readiness patch and learn how to better prepare for, protect themselves and their families, respond to, and recover from emergency hazards. The American Red Cross will host their Pillowcase Project, where girls will learn how to assemble a quick emergency kit to share with others. Girls will also explore careers in emergency management.

The event is hosted by FEMA staff from the Region VIII office and will be held at the Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC) in Denver. Here are the event details:

Date: Friday, June 16, 2017

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Location: FEMA, Building 710, Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225

Cost: Free

Registration: Please pre-register here – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044bada72aa57-girl3

Space is limited to 40 Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts, so please register early.

Registration deadline is June 9, 2017 at 5 p.m.

Questions? Please contact Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org.

Commerce City Memorial Day Parade

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Submitted by Heidi Kane

Metro Denver

Thornton

Sunset Hills and The Woods Service Units came together to celebrate Memorial Day and thank our veterans at the Commerce City Memorial Day Parade. It was an honor to show our Girl Scout pride, shake hands with local veterans, and remember our fallen heroes!

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Daisy Troop 65856 uses cookie money to go to Sky High Ranch

Submitted by Kristina Graham

Metro Denver

Castle Rock

Daisy Troop 65856 used the money they earned from their Girl Scout Cookies sales to go to Sky High Ranch as a troop. Each girl got to bring one parent and enjoyed activities such as the small animal farm, hiking to the lake, a dance party, and a camp fire. This was the highlight of the year for most girls.

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Essay contest for flag retirement ceremony

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Submitted by North Metro Fire Rescue

Metro Denver

Broomfield

North Metro Fire Rescue District and the Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum are joining together to host the 13th Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony on Saturday, June 10, 2017 in Broomfield. This year, the organizations are adding an essay contest for Broomfield and Northglenn residents up to age 18. Winners from the contest will be invited to speak at this year’s ceremony.

The event will be held at North Metro Fire Station 61 at 1275 Midway Boulevard beginning at 11 a.m. A combined honor guard from North Metro Fire and Broomfield Police Department will be a part of the ceremony as well as representatives from North Metro Fire and the Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum. A bugler and local Boy Scouts will also participate in the service. Following the ceremony, there will be an open house at the fire station and patriotic hot dog cookout.

Essay Contest Rules

Young residents of the fire district up to the age of 18 are invited to submit an original essay or poem to North Metro Fire on the topic “What the American Flag Means to Me.” Entries can be up to 400 words and should be submitted to sfarris@northmetrofire.org, dropped off in person or mailed to North Metro Fire, Attn: Sara Farris, 101 Spader Way, Broomfield, CO 80020. All entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31. Participants should provide their name, age, address, phone number, email and school with their entry. Winners will read their works at the Flag Retirement Ceremony and will receive a $50 gift card as a prize.

“We’re looking forward to partnering with our community on this event and hope to see every generation out to celebrate the American flag and what it stands for,” said North Metro Fire Chief Dave Ramos. “We are especially excited to invite our area youth to participate in this year’s ceremony and to hear their voices regarding our nation’s symbol.”

Everyone attending may take part in the ceremony by helping cut up and properly retire flags that have been collected throughout the community.

Bring in your old flags

North Metro Fire Rescue District and Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum will be accepting retired flag donations at the following locations until 5 p.m. on June 8.

FLAG DROP-OFF LOCATIONS:

North Metro Fire Rescue Headquarters
101 Spader Way, Broomfield

Monday—Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

North Metro Fire Station 62
10550 Huron Street, Northglenn

Monday—Sunday, 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.

North Metro Fire Station 64
13515 Lowell Boulevard, Broomfield

Monday—Sunday, 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum
12 Garden Center, Broomfield

Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Girl Scouts honor heroes

Submitted by Carol Lucero

Metro Denver

Thornton

After the tragedy in Dallas, Thornton Girl Scouts collected 70 retired American flags and cut out the stars, packaging them with a note of thanks for every officer on the Dallas Police Force.

Since then, girls have continued to collect, cut/tag/bag almost 15,000 stars for veterans and first responders locally. 50 stars are also mailed to every department (fire, EMS, police, DOC) who suffers a line of duty death in the country- a staggering 208 heroes since Dallas.

The North Metro Fire Rescue Department is a main partner in this effort, as they collect retired flags from the public and donate them to our girls to continue this cause. All troops are invited to join us June 10, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Station 61 at 1275 Midway Blvd., Broomfield for their annual flag retirement ceremony. Help cut up flags and save stars for our program.

New this year is an essay contest on what the Flag means to you. The winner gets to read their essay at the Retirement and wins a $50 gift card. Enter here: http://bit.ly/2q6RqnK We hope to see you on the 10th!

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