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Virtual meeting for badge work

Submitted by Samantha K.

Mountain Communities

Steamboat Springs

My Ambassador Troop 54313 in Steamboat Springs was working on the “Water” badge before the COVID-19 social distancing and school closures started. We met with our biology teacher, Ms. Frithsen, about water issues. She introduced us to many shocking issues. We spent many meetings narrowing down and researching the topics. As we were ready to put together our final project, school was cancelled. We missed each other, so we set up a web call, started a Google Doc, and all worked on our project together. Social distancing can’t keep a good troop down!

Here is the link to our project: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ewakt6uhHSNlpOD32z4wNfiqFZjv_wAkbtmtkEO9lkA/edit?usp=sharing

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Apply NOW for the Mary Jo Jacobs, M.D. Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund

The application deadline for the Mary Jo Jacobs Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund has been extended to March 31, 2020! Attention all Girl Scouts ages 6-18 in Garfield and Eagle counties, are you already registered or planning to attend resident camp this summer?  This annual scholarship can fund YOUR next adventure at Girl Scout Camp. Apply online at: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/scholarshipapp.

The Mary Jo Jacobs, M.D. Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund provides Girl Scouts from Eagle and Garfield counties in Colorado with a scholarship so they can experience the learning opportunities, joy, and camaraderie of attending Girl Scout Camp. Since 2015, eleven Girl Scouts have received full or partial scholarships to attend sessions at Tomahawk Ranch and Sky High Ranch. Will your adventure begin this summer?

Registration for Girl Scout Camp is ongoing on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website at girlscoutsofcolorado.org. Many sessions are still open at Sky High Ranch near Woodland Park or Tomahawk Ranch near Bailey, southwest of Denver. Overnight camp runs from 3 to 12 days for girls ages 6 and up. Girl Scout summer camp programs are open to all girls throughout Colorado, whether they’re in a troop or not, and new campers get a 10-percent discount.

Girl Scouts of Colorado is 32,000 strong—more than 22,000 girls and 10,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Ga., she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org.

 

Daisies earn Uniform to Uniform patch

Submitted by Sara Brownlee

Mountain Communities

Avon

The girls were so excited to invite our local fire department to our booth. They got to meet one of the firewomen and chat with her about their favorite cookies. They also got to sit on the front of the fire truck after they donated packages of cookies to be shared with the rest of the fire department.

These Girl Scouts also earned the Uniform to Uniform patch! Learn how to earn yours: http://gscoblog.org/2020/01/uniform-to-uniform-patch-for-the-2020-girl-scout-cookie-program/ 

Weekend travels include cookie sales

Submitted by Amber Biviano

Metro Denver

Parker

These Brownies spend weekends in the mountains and invited members of Summit County Fire and EMS to visit their booth in Frisco to try the new Lemon-Ups.  This year, our troop goals are to attend summer camp and to give back to our community in a variety of ways, in addition to sharing cookies with our Hometown Heroes (local veterinarians).

These girls are go-getters! They didn’t let a weekend trip to the mountains deter them from cookie sales. With just one week left, they are focusing on achieving their personal and troop goals.

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

Uniform to Uniform in Steamboat Springs

Submitted by Christine Kucera

Mountain Communities

Steamboat Springs

A police officer visited our cookie booth. She wanted to purchase a package of cookies. We had just had a customer donate 19 Hometown Hero packages!!! We tried to give her one, but she insisted on purchasing a package to support us. We were so thrilled. We discussed with her about running an event to visit the police station and doing any activities we want to earn an award. We are so excited for this opportunity and can’t wait to make it a reality. Our Hometown Heroes really are our heroes!

These Girl Scouts also earned the Uniform to Uniform patch! Learn how to earn yours: http://gscoblog.org/2020/01/uniform-to-uniform-patch-for-the-2020-girl-scout-cookie-program/ 

Good dog! Great girls!

Submitted by Alicia Doolin

Mountain Communities

Hayden

We invited Routt County K-9 unit Deputy Doolin and K-9 Murray to our booth sales at the airport. K-9 Murray is a good dog and brought even more attention to our booth.

These Girl Scouts also earned the Uniform to Uniform patch! Learn how to earn yours: http://gscoblog.org/2020/01/uniform-to-uniform-patch-for-the-2020-girl-scout-cookie-program/ 

New deputy comes to troop meeting

Submitted by Christine Redman

Mountain Communities

Walden

Troop 57220 in Walden has a new deputy in town! Deputy Scott of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department visited our multi-level troop during our meeting to introduce himself to the girls. He also bought a package of cookies from all 19 girls! Thank you Deputy Scott!

These Girl Scouts also earned the Uniform to Uniform patch! Learn how to earn yours: http://gscoblog.org/2020/01/uniform-to-uniform-patch-for-the-2020-girl-scout-cookie-program/ 

Cookie Rally helps Girl Scouts find their wings

Submitted by Nancy Mucklow

Mountain Communities

Steamboat Springs

Cookie Captain Samantha K. rallied plenty of Girl Scout Juliettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors to help launch the cookie season in Steamboat with a Find Your Wings Cookie Rally!

Older Girl Scouts set up skill booths to help girls to learn more about each cookie and many of the aspects of selling Girl Scout Cookies. They were able to do a butterfly craft to remind them to “find their wings” and soar as a cookie seller. They got a chance to make a cookie sale poster to use at their own booth. Girls also got to see the cookie sale incentives up close and personal as a reminder to set their goals high. They were excited about the Cookie Rally patch they earned by participating!

Leaders and girls attending the rally were given a check sheet as to which requirements of each level’s financial literacy badges were addressed at the rally. Such a helpful idea!

Troops were able to connect with our service unit cookie manager to ask any questions of him and make a personal connection for later on.

Of course, all of the various cookies were on hand to taste, including the new Lemon-Ups!

Go-Getter Juliettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors showed their leadership skills in planning and implementing a very informative cookie rally for all ages of  Girl Scouts in Steamboat Springs. Innovative ways to learn about the cookie program included a pop-up tent decorated as an example! All our Girl Scouts are risk-takers in making the commitment to sell Girl Scout Cookies and improve their personal finance and communication and organizational skills.

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

Money counts and milkshakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submitted by Nancy Mucklow

Mountain Communities

Steamboat Springs

Daisy Club visited Johnny B. Goods Diner in Steamboat Springs. It was not only a special treat to end our session of the After School Action Daisy Troop, it was a fun way to explore money, coins, bills, budgets, and what we can buy with our cash.

Girls learned about coins, how they add up, and we talked about ways to spend them. AND we talked about things to do that DON’T cost money. We “budgeted” for our milkshake outing and the girls got to pick out a milkshake to share with their buddy!

These go-getters and risk-taker Daisy girls tried a milkshake that was new to them, a flavor they had never tried!

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

“Girls Lead” holiday party

Submitted by Nancy Mucklow

Mountain Communities

Steamboat Springs

When a local partner donated a venue for a night, girls in Steamboat Springs Troops 54313, 53725, and 54595 decided to plan a holiday party for Girl Scouts and their families!

Sunday, December 15, 2019 was a night to remember as nearly 100 Girl Scouts and their family members gathered to celebrate the holidays with caroling and hot cocoa. The gathering included crafts to make. Think MAKE NEW FRIENDS ornaments, scrabble letter holiday decorations, cutout cookies to decorate too! Then, to top it off, there were holiday movies showing in the theater AND Santa arrived to greet the guests and give out event fun patches to the Girl Scouts!

From start to finish, the event was Girl LED and Girl PLANNED. Seniors and Ambassadors, along with Cadette PAs, led the craft stations and hosted the caroling.

What a festive way to anticipate the holiday season!

Go-Getter Seniors and Ambassadors planned the event.

Innovators found craft ideas suitable to all age participants.

Risk-takers planned an event that had never been done before to start some new traditions in our community.

Leaders made sure each station was ready to go for crafts and fun!

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