Tag Archives: Northern & Northeastern CO

2019 Best Cookie Dad contest: My dancing dad

Submitted by Jon S.

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

My dad says to just have fun with it. He dances and acts goofy – and that gets cars to stop at our booth and buy cookies. He is awesome and makes all the hard work fun!

I am nine and a Junior, but I can be shy. Cookies have helped me get tons more comfortable talking to people.

Dads are an important part of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie Team. That’s why we honor dads who help Girl Scouts all across Colorado meet their goals. Tell us about what makes your dad an awesome Cookie Dad and he could win a cool prize. 

Bronze Award Girl Scouts: Because pets need to eat too

Submitted by Emily Sage

Northern & Northeastern CO

Loveland

Hi! We are Troop 71020. We are a Girl Scout Junior troop. We are going to share with you how we earned our Bronze Award, and what we learned along the way.

When it came to our Bronze Award, we thought of animals and said “what if they’re hungry?” We brainstormed as a troop and met with community organizations, and finally found the perfect idea: a pet food drive! A pet food drive would help decrease the number of pets that are starving. We also wanted to help people that couldn’t afford pet food, so we found a local charity called House of Neighborly Service that provides food to those in need, including pet food. We organized a pet food drive across our community; put collection boxes in local stores, schools, and churches; and advertised our drive and the need for pet food. Our drive lasted for three weeks and we collected 1,489 pounds of pet food! We used money earned from the Fall Product Program to purchase bins to help store all of the new pet food. House of Neighborly Service was very thankful for our donation.

While working on our Bronze Award, we faced a couple problems, such as some stores weren’t willing to sponsor our project. It was also hard to figure out how to help the whole community with just ten girls and meeting just one time a month. To solve these problems, we split up and each individually found a location to host our food drive boxes and we expanded our options to include churches, schools, and workplaces, rather than just retail stores. Of course, if we did this again, we would change a few things, like having more time to find locations to host our food drive.

Pets around the world still need food, and you can donate pet food to a local food pantry or animal shelter whenever you can. One person can make a difference by making an action or donation in their community or around the world.

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

2019 Best Cookie Dad contest: Always there and supports me

 

Submitted by Ashley A.

Northern & Northeastern CO

Mead

My dad has always supported me in Girl Scouts. He wears his “Man enough to be a Girl Scout” tshirt a lot.

He helps me sell cookies every year and it has been three years. We moved from Illinois to Colorado and I found a troop here that camps in tents. He was willing to donate and lend his personal camping gear to help my troop camp. He offers to be a member, if needed, and he would be there in a heartbeat. He even gave his van to us for a camp-out because at the last minute we needed another car for transportation.

His smile and friendly sales pitch has helped me already sell over 200 packages of cookies and that was my first day selling. My mom is a leader and is always there, so my dad does not have to go out of his way to help me, but he still does. I am very lucky to have such a great dad!

I was brave enough to join a Colorado troop when my family moved. I wanted to sell more cookies this year, so I made a poster and set up at a corner near my church. I made new friends at my troop, church, and new school. Since I joined my new Colorado troop, in just one year I went kayaking, hiking, tent and tabin camping, paddle boarding, and participated in a parade and flag ceremony. I have already attended Magic Sky Ranch and Meadow Mountain Ranch camps and I am hoping to go to a new one this year. Girl Scouts has taught me how to make friends, be brave, and try new things. I am a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, and leader) in Girl Scouts and proud of it.

Dads are an important part of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie Team. That’s why we honor dads who help Girl Scouts all across Colorado meet their goals. Tell us about what makes your dad an awesome Cookie Dad and he could win a cool prize. 

2019 Best Cookie Video contest: Maible Grace’s cookie video

Submitted by Maible Grace M., Daisy Troop 77904

I love Girl Scout Daisies! We do it all, from crafts, robotics, and tea parties to day hikes and weekend campouts. My troop and I are working to earn money for new adventures, including more campouts and an overnight at the Denver Zoo!

I may sometimes have a hard time saying the word “entrepreneur,” but that’s what I am. Through the cookie program, I am working toward a goal and gaining confidence with every sale I make.

I hope to sell at least 525 packages of cookies, including 50 or more packages in donations for the food pantry at Our Center in Longmont. This would be nearly twice as many cookies as I sold last year in my first year of cookie sales.

Watch my video here: https://youtu.be/Z9SJFueDzac

To enter this year’s “Best Cookie Video Contest,” just email your video, along with a brief story and your cookie goal, to Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

Confidence and Self Love event with Kappa Delta

Join GSCO for the Confidence and Self Love event with Kappa Delta on February 23, 2019 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the Kappa Delta House at CSU (412 W. Laurel St Fort Collins 80521).

Girl Scouts will make confidence boxes and write confidence boosting notes to each other. Afterwards, there will be confidence-based activities and Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to earn a confidence patch.

Please RSVP to phiepsilonvpcs@gmail.com by February 16.

Celebrate National Women in Sports Day at CU Boulder

Celebrate National Women in Sports Day with the CU Women’s Basketball team on February 10, 2019 as they take on the USC Trojans at 1 p.m. at CU Event Center (950 Regent Dr., Boulder 80309). All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are welcome to join with discounted tickets starting at $7 and free tickets for all kids age 12 and under.

A full schedule for the day is linked below! Celebrations include skills and  fitness stations, autograph session, and the women’s basketball game. For more information, visit: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/national_women_in_sp.html

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Girl Scouts have fun in the snow

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Troop 70720 went for a weekend stay at Meadow Mountain Ranch. We borrowed snowshoes from GSCO, packed our sleds and winter gear, and went away for some fun! For most of the girls, this was their first time snowshoeing. Everyone had a great time!

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

Women’s Week 2019: Registration is open now

Submitted by Penny “Pan” Roberts, very informal camp director for Women’s Week at Meadow Mountain Ranch

Northern & Northeastern CO

Meadow Mountain Ranch

Women’s Week at Meadow Mountain Ranch (MMR) is the most fun you can have at camp since you were 11-years-old! I promise! Even if you have never been to camp before you will “Make New Friends” (there’s me singing!) and do new things.  If you are a seasoned veteran of this or all or any other camps, I promise a unique mountain experience of fun and adventure of our own making.

The information flyer is at the bottom of this blog post.

Registration for Women’s Week 2019 (July 15 – 18) is open now!

Besides that huge variety of activities possible, we always have great food, thanks to Susan Baker and her food service team who help us experiment with cooking in the outdoors.

If you have a favorite activity, craft, hike, song you’d like us to include in the time at camp, just let me know and we’ll get it scheduled.  If you can offer a special craft, music, ceremony, or other fun program, let me know that, too, and we’ll set it up for you.

All of MMR is open to us this year, including the Pinecrest Unit for the folks looking for a different view or a little more solitude.  The flyer mentions a variety of new offerings if interest is there.

Opportunities for service projects for the camp can be arranged as well.  Of course, if you are hoping for some true get-away time from your usual hectic lives, this is the opportunity.  Chill, rest, relax, play, enjoy.  Immerse yourself in the beauty and unique mountain environment.  Water, grass, trees, sky, flowers, rocks – – – even dirt if you’d like to play in it!

The event is open to any woman at least 18 years of age.  Some of the multi-generational teams who have come like moms and daughters (mine included), aunts, and granddaughters have had the best bonding time imaginable.  I’d highly recommend it.  Bring your old camp friends, bring your stressed-out co-workers, all are welcome and the more the merrier!  Having just ladies there gives us a special liberating experience from most anything else in our lives today.  Sharing our huge variety of lives and experiences helps us all gain truly long-lasting perspective and lets us return home anxious for next summer already!

Gals have come from all over the country from Maine to Washington, including Arizona, California, Hawaii, Connecticut, Utah, Kansas, Texas, and many other states.  The word is spreading about how much fun Women’s Week is and we’d love to have you join us.

Special needs can usually be accommodated easily.  The camp is glorious and truly one of our favorite places on earth.  My contact information is at the bottom of the flyer and I serve as director, registrar, and I’ll even do dishes when my patrol’s turn comes up!

2019 WW flyer

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

Sweet Cow Ice Cream wants to buy cookies from YOU

Sweet Cow Ice Cream, which has multiple locations in Denver and Boulder Counties, will support Colorado Girl Scouts during the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program! As in years past, Sweet Cow will purchase Girl Scout Cookies from local girls/troops to make two special flavors to be offered during February/March 2019.

“Mint Girl Scout Cookie” is a Dutch Chocolate and Natural Peppermint ice cream with lots and lots of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies blended throughout. It will be available at Sweet Cow shops in Louisville, North Boulder, and South Boulder starting February 3 until it runs out, at which point “Samoa Samoa” will take its place!

“Samoa Samoa” is a light caramel ice cream with toasted coconut, lots of Samoa Girl Scout Cookies, and a homemade hot fudge and caramel swirl. It will be available at Sweet Cow in the Highlands, Platt Park, and Stanley Marketplace shops starting February 3 until it runs out, at which point “Mint Girl Scout Cookie” will take its place!

Last but certainly not least, Sweet Cow will have their “Vegan Mint Girl Scout Cookie” available around February 13. Just like the Mint Girl Scout Cookie, but without the dairy.  A delicious option for anyone dairy free!

You can find out which flavor Sweet Cow is scooping up at your local shop by checking their website, or by using their free Sweet Cow App!

Sweet Cow will purchase the cookies needed to make these special flavors from Colorado Girl Scouts starting February 3, 2019. The number of packages purchased from each Girl Scout/troop will depend on the needs of each shop and the popularity of these special edition ice creams. To sell cookies to Sweet Cow, simply visit one of the shops where these special flavors will be sold and give your best Girl Scout Cookies sales pitch.

Scavenger hunt fun

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Troop 70720 participated in a fun troop/girl bonding activity, a scavenger hunt! One of the leaders pre-planned some items and places to find or take pictures of and riddles to solve. It was a great afternoon and a clever way to spend some time together.

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