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Aurora Girl Scouts share the holiday spirit

Submitted by Rebecca Lipman

Metro Denver

Aurora

The Jays Service Unit in Aurora celebrated the holidays with a party and caroling at the Garden Plaza of Aurora Senior Living Center on Sunday, December 11. Garden Plaza gives the Jays SU free meeting space for our monthly Service Unit meetings. We were excited to be able to get to know some of the residents and strengthen this community partnership.

More than 30 Girl Scouts did crafts and played holiday games with the residents of the independent living center before going to the assisted living center to sing carols for the residents that could not attend the party.

It was wonderful to see members of different generations connect and to share some holiday joy!

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Juniors and Daisies shop for families in need

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Submitted by Tracy Mentasti

Metro Denver

Denver

Junior Troop 1001 and Daisy Troop 5685 contributed their own money from home by doing chores or good deeds and met at Stapleton’s Target to buy gifts for two families in need. We sponsored two families in our school and shopped for them with their holiday wish list. Girls paired up into two or three and had an item to find to help make two families’ holiday a little brighter. It was such a joy to see the girls shopping for someone else with their own hard earned money. Very proud of them!

-Troop co-leaders, Tracy, Rebecca, and Stephanie

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Centennial Girl Scout featured in New York Times article

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Sarah Greichen, 2016 Gold Award recipient from Centennial and Girl Scouts of the USA National Young Woman of Distinction, was recently interviewed by the New York Times for a feature article about Girl Scouts of the USA’s new brand platform, G.I.R.L. The goal of this initiative is to highlight how Girl Scouts prepares girls  to take the lead to improve their world and the world around them.

Sarah, a senior at Front Range Christian School, was also awarded the Stephanie A. Foote Leadership Prize for Gold Award Excellence. Inspired by her twin brother who has an autism spectrum disorder, Sarah started a non-profit organization, Score A Friend, to promote and support youth to lead school-based unified clubs for students of all abilities. Today, there are Score A Friend clubs in schools and universities across the country.

To read a copy of the article, use this link: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/11/business/media/girl-scouts-marketing-campaign.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

 

 

Volunteering at Noon Year’s Eve

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Submitted by Angela Caudill

Metro Denver

Denver

Join us at the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus to ring in the “Noon” Year! We ring in the “Noon” year with ball drops, confetti, and a sea of bubble wrap “fireworks.” Volunteers greet guests, count down to the ball drops, facilitate crafts, and much more! Shifts are December 31, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. -1 p.m or    12:30 – 5 p.m.

Interested? Email Angela at angelac@cmdenver.org.

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Back to the basics with Daisies

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Submitted by Marie Williams

Metro Denver

Golden

Our new Daisy troop is just beginning to learn the Girl Scout Law. At our last meeting, we met Lupe the Lupine and learned about what it means to be honest and fair. Then, we practiced being fair by sharing the special pink star beads when making friendship bracelets! It just takes simple lessons to teach our Daisies how to put the Girl Scout Law into practice.

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Girl Scout Day at Boondocks

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Join us for winter break fun on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, at Boondocks in Northglenn. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family members are invited! Boondocks is offering a specially priced wristband that gives participants three hours of unlimited bowling with shoes included, miniature golf, 2-story laser tag, and $5 arcade play. Wristbands are $17.95 and good between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the 19th. Boondocks is generously donating back $3 from each wristband sold to GSCO.

Participants can also purchase an optional pizza buffet deal of $3.95, which includes a drink and 2 slices of either pepperoni or cheese pizza. The buffet is from 12:30-1:30 p.m. only, so please plan to attend during that time if you purchase the buffet deal.

Event RSPV Deadline is December 14, 2016. Please RSVP at this link https://goo.gl/5u2sVU and plan to pay at the door the day of the event. Questions? Please contact Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org.

Hollywood Oscars: Red carpet dance

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Submitted by Serenity Christensen

Metro Denver

Commerce City

Hello Scouts and Families,

My name is Serenity Christensen. I am proud to announce that our Cadette Troop 64393 with Sunset Hills Service Unit is hosting a Hollywood: Night at the Oscars-Red Carpet Family Dance on January 14, 2017. This epic event will take place at 9755 Henderson Road at the Adams County Fairgrounds in the Waymire Dome from 6 – 9 p.m. Dress for the occasion because you could be nominated for our very own special oscars award (if you want of course). There will be a photo booth, live DJ, refreshments, snacks, and even door prize opportunities. Troop 64393 has custom designed our own patch for this event as well. Please don’t miss this amazing opportunity to come out with your families and friends and have an amazing time. The cost is $7 pre-purchased or it is $8 at the door. Please use this link: http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2017/hollywood_oscars_red.html

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Troop 2510 bridges to Seniors

Submitted by Rachelle Trujillo

Metro Denver

Arvada

Four beautiful freshman from Troop 62510 bridged to Senior Girl Scouts last week. They bridged at Ralston Creek in Arvada, returning to the site where they bridged as Juniors.

While our troop has tightened up from the 20 girls we started with in kindergarten, my Seniors are dedicated and passionate about making the world a better place and going for their Gold.

My girls have grown to be a diverse group with different interests, yet I see them valuing the role each girl has played in their lives, the lessons learned, and the sisterhood that will always unite them through Girl Scouts.

I’m so proud to be an advisor to these young ladies and excited to see where their passion takes them!

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My Gold Award project continues

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Submitted by Debra Zerr

Metro Denver

Arvada

When I received the news that my project was approved and I earned the Gold Award in March 2016, I leaped with joy. My favorite part was sharing the good news with all the military I worked with. They were ecstatic and couldn’t wait to celebrate with me at my private ceremony in August.

The greatest part about doing Gold or any project with Girl Scouts is you can easily fall in love with what you did or are doing. I love “Connecting & Protecting” so much. What it stands for, who stands behind it, and the stories of results. It feels so amazing to know I started it and people are noticing.

There’s so many exciting updates I have to share with all of you! “Connecting & Protecting” (aka me) took on the 22 Push-Up challenge for 22Kill and started a Youtube channel! I also launched the first C&P t-shirt to raise money for 22Kill! Finally, the most exciting news of all. I’ve been working hard on delivering more fun events/challenges. This past summer, I hosted the very first obstacle course and now, after speaking with people I have received ten requests for the obstacle course to occur summer 2017! Jeffco Libraries and my church will be hosting, so keep a look out!

I strongly encourage more girls to do projects they absolutely love with all their heart and soul. You will not ever regret it.

website: connectingprotecting.com

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