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Raising grateful Girl Scouts through cookie season

Submitted by Laura Walters

Metro Denver


Cookie season is CRAZY busy and filled with a ton of emotions for not only Girl Scout leaders and cookie parents, but for the girls.  Being grateful and appreciating the good things can be difficult with the challenges faced during this season.  Not every person approached to buy cookies is kind.  Some adults behave flat out despicable.   Finding ways to reach out to those who are supportive in ways that build the girls’ self esteem makes a big difference in our troop.  These things that we do create teamwork, empowerment, and mostly kindness.

Here are FIVE great ways you can encourage gratitude during cookie season with your girls.

ONE:  Create troop thank you cards that you can give with your cookies to people who do buy.

TWO:  Create crafty tags to go on boxes of cookies and GIVE a box away to the store managers where you set up booths.  It will cost your troop a little money but in the end, it is so worth every penny.  These managers are generous to share their door space with us and we want them to know that they are appreciated.

THREE: Acknowledge your cookie parents with a gift of appreciation.  We made darling frames for the dads who helped us build our cookie booth and earn our woodworking badge. Volunteers should never be taken for granted.  Even when we as leaders feel frustrated, we have the opportunity to reach out and BE the difference. You can get fun patches for cookie parents too.

FOUR:  Set goals and measure successes.  Cookie season is all about setting personal and troop goals.  CELEBRATE the successes, small and big, along the way.  We have a girl who met her goal early in the season and set a new goal for herself.  We got her a special fun patch to let her know how thankful we were.  Her sales contribute to our troop goal!  Together, we will make that happen EVEN if every girl doesn’t reach a personal sales goal.  We are a team, a troop, a family.

We also got fun patches for Bling Your Booth for all of the girls because they built and decorate our AMAZING booth.

FIVE:  Have your girls write thank you notes to friends and family who bought enough cookies that it is memorable.  For some, that might be one single box.  For others, it might be cases.  My dad sent a donation this year to buy four boxes of cookies for our hometown heroes.  This make me so incredibly happy.

We are lucky to be in Colorado with such a fabulous Girl Scout council. It is so important that we as leaders and parents raise grateful girls.  They are our future leaders and if we want them to focus on making the world a better place, it starts with us!

Cheers to Girl Scouting,


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

Girl Scout University: Badge workshop

Submitted by Christina Bartholomew

Metro Denver


Saturday April 15, 2017 is Girl Scout University, a day-long badge workshop on the University of Denver campus. Alpha Phi Omega (a national service fraternity) at DU is so excited to be presenting this event and hope you can join us.

We will be teaching a variety of Cadette, Junior, and Brownie badges this year including first aid, finding common ground, drawing, my best self, and many more. Each Girl Scout will have the opportunity to earn two badges throughout the day for only $10. The price includes instruction, all materials needed to complete the badge, and the physical badge itself!

More details, including a full list of badge offerings, coming soon on the GSCO activity listings page.

We hope to see you there!


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

Troop 64527 to host Brownie Pet Badge Day

Submitted by Mandy Geddes

Metro Denver


Junior Troop 64527 Presents:

Brownie Pet Badge Day at the Denver Animal Shelter

Girl Scout Junior Troop 64527 is teaming up with the Denver Animal Shelter to lead a Brownie Pet Badge event as part of their Bronze Award Project. We want to teach younger girls how to care for pets, and we want to bring awareness to the pets waiting for adoption at the shelter!

Where: Denver Animal Shelter
1241 W. Bayaud Ave
Denver 80223

When: March 18 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

How: Registration fee: $5 per Brownie (includes the badge!), plus a donation for the shelter from their wish list:
● Enrichment toys
● Canned wet food
● Dog or cat treats
● Peanut butter
● Blankets
● Towls
● collars/leash
● Puppy pads
● Clumping kitty litter

Please reserve your Brownie’s spot by emailing Mandy Geddes at hippo_25th@hotmail.com. Registration will be limited to 20 Brownies and 10 chaperones!


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

High Line Canal Cleanup 2017

Submitted by Mary Dawson

Metro Denver


Girl Scouts are GREAT Community Partners! Join us for the annual High Line Canal Cleanup in Aurora on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 8 a.m. to noon. We will meet at the Community College of Aurora, in the Fine Arts Building. The address is 16000 E. Centretech Parkway. Visit AuroraWater.org for more details or email Mary Dawson at mdawson@auroragov.org


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


Girl Scout Night with the Colorado Mammoth

Join us for Girl Scout Night with the Colorado Mammoth, Sunday, March 12, 2017! Come cheer on the Mammoth as they take on the Vancouver Stealth for a great night of Lacrosse. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited.

The game starts at 7 p.m. Come early and watch the court change from an ice rink from the Colorado Avalanche’s game earlier in the day to the Mammoth’s Lacrosse field.

Cost is $22/person for an upper level ticket at the Pepsi Center. Each Girl Scout attending will get an event patch.

Tickets can be purchased here:  http://www.mammothtix.com/girlscoutsofcolorado.

A portion of ticket sales will be donated back to GSCO.

Questions? Please contact Ryan Hannegan at ryan.hannegan@TeamKSE.com

Hope to see you there!

Girl Scout Pajama Jam with the Denver Nuggets

It’s time for Pajama Jam, our annual Girl Scout Night and Sleepover with the Denver Nuggets! Join us Saturday, March 4, 2017 to cheer on the Nuggets and they take on the Charlotte Hornets. Stay after the game and enjoy a post-game basketball shoot, a movie on Pepsi Vision, and a sleep over at the Pepsi Center. Midnight snack and breakfast will be provided.

All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Both troops and families can participate in the sleepover as we have separate areas for troops and families. Not able to make the sleepover? Not a problem! Come enjoy the game and as many post-game activities as you can.

The Denver Nuggets are hosting their ticket referral contest again this year. Troops can share information about Pajama Jam and encourage others to enter their troop number during ticket purchase. The troop that has the most ticket referrals will have a chance to win one of these great prizes:

• A cookie booth at Pajama Jam, where they can sell cookies at the Pepsi Center after the game.
• Private sleeping area at Pajama Jam
• Participate in the Red, White, and Blue Crew
• Participation in a pregame High Five Fan Tunnel
• Select the movie played at the sleepover

Deadline for the ticket referral contest is February 27, 2017 at 10 a.m.

Cost is $20/person and tickets can be purchased at https://www.ksetix.com/nuggets/2017-girl-scout-pajama-jam/.

Questions? Please contact Lexie Urratio at 303-405-1139 or Lexie.Urratio@TeamKSE.com

Hope to see you there!

Girl Scout Day with DU Gymnastics

Join GSCO for Girl Scout Day with DU Gymnastics, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017! Come cheer on the Pioneers as they take on Illinois/Illinois State. Stay for a special post-game meet and greet with the team. The Pioneers have had a great season, so this should be a fun gymnastics meet!

Date: Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017  2 p.m.
Cost: $5/person + $2/ticket online processing fee.

Purchase tickets at https://goo.gl/Rch9vQ and enter promo code GIRLSCOUTS17. Part of the ticket proceeds will be donated back to GSCO.

Questions? Please contact Ryan Simmons at ryan.simmons@du.edu.

We hope to see you there!

“Me & My Guy” Hockey with the DU Pioneers

Join GSCO for “Me & My Guy” Hockey with the DU Pioneers on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Cheer on the DU Pioneers as they take on the St. Cloud Huskies. DU has had a great season and is currently ranked #2 in Division 1 Hockey. This game is Senior Night, the final home game of the season, and will celebrate their great season and achievements of their Senior players.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 7 p.m.

Cost: $15/ticket + $2 online ticket fee

To purchase tickets, go to https://goo.gl/Rch9vQ and enter promo code GIRLSCOUTS17.  Part of the ticket proceeds will be donated back to GSCO.

Questions? Please contact Ryan Simmons at ryan.simmons@du.edu

We hope to see you there!

Power of cookie: Confidence

Submitted by Ellie B.

Metro Denver


My name is Ellie, and I have always been shy. Girl Scouts taught me many things. However, it has mainly taught me to be confident. I am able to talk in front of crowds and sell cookies to strangers. I love being a Girl Scout.

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


Cookie video contest: One creative cookie video

Submitted by Erika

Metro Denver


Vivienne is a Daisy who hopes to sell more cookies than she did last year, over 200, and is helping her troop collect socks for the homeless.  She is learning how to make stop motion videos from her older brother so she can find ways to share her creative ideas and hopes to be an artist someday.

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