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Gold Award recipient becomes troop co-leader

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Submitted by Emily Mohlis

Northern & Northeastern Colorado

Greeley

How has your Gold Award experience impacted who you are today?

I did not realize it during, but earning my Gold Award gave me experience in leadership, time management, and basic people skills that I use almost every day earning my degree in Elementary Education at the University of Northern Colorado.

What inspired you to continue with Girl Scouts after high school and become a co-leader?

I have always dreamed of becoming a Girl Scout leader just so I could say I have had the experience of being a girl as well as a leader. However, after high school, I planned to continue my Girl Scout membership, but becoming a leader at such a young age never crossed my mind until a friend overheard me talking about Girl Scouts at work and asked if I was interested in co-leading a troop of elementary-aged girls. Without hesitation, I agreed and ever since then I have never once regretted saying yes. Being a leader is such a rewarding opportunity and especially starting so young has helped me know that my true passion is for teaching young children.

How did participating in the cookie sale as a girl help you grow and build skills?

As a girl, selling cookies taught me skills in handling money, greeting customers, and how to be successful in something as small as selling cookies, and I have used those skills to help further myself in my personal, school, and work environments.

What are you most excited about this cookie sale?

I am most excited about getting to experience the leader-side of cookie sales. I cannot wait to reflect on how the girls’ skills develop from the beginning of sales to the end of sales, and getting to be there to see both their challenges, but the moments when suddenly it all makes sense in their heads (aka “the lightbulb moments”)!

What skills do you hope to see in the girls in your troop develop through the cookie sale?

Since this is the first year my girls are selling cookies and around strangers they can be somewhat shy, I hope my girls will first and foremost build up their confidence to become strong leaders in our troop. The ages of my girls ranges about three years and so another skill I hope they acquire is to work as a team, having the older girls starting in the leadership role and slowly passing it on to the younger girls and allowing them the opportunity to lead as well!

 

 

 

 

New dates available for property reservations

We are so pleased to have so many wonderful troops reserve our sites for this year to come and enjoy the great outdoors.  Recently, we have had a few weekends open that were previously unavailable. We would love to share this opportunity with you, so that your troop may enjoy a stay at one of our properties.  The following weekends now have openings for troops to reserve:

Tomahawk Ranch: March 3 – 5, 2017* and March 24 – 26, 2017

Sky High Ranch: March 31 – April 2, 2017

Meadow Mountain Ranch: July 7 – 9, 2017

*Please note that if your troop would like to reserve March 3 -5, 2017 at Tomahawk Ranch, we are unable to provide food service for that weekend.

Reservations are first come, first-served and must be made through our booking site at http://girlscoutsofcolorado.checkfront.com/reserve/. We expect them to fill up quickly, so please make your reservation as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please contact the Property and Outdoor Program Administrator, at annie.pierce@gscolorado.org.

Cookie rally for Greeley Service Unit 702

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Submitted by Cindy Fry

Northern & Northeastern CO

Greeley

Greeley Service Unit 702 recently held a Cookie Rally to get the girls excited about selling cookies. We built towers with cookie case boxes. We had a photo booth with cookie props, where the girls could have their pictures taken. The girls and parents were able to sample Girl Scout Cookies. Milk was provided by Fat Albert’s Restaurant of Greeley. To end the night a sheriff’s deputy from the Weld County Sheriff’s Department talked to the girls about safety when selling cookies in their neighborhood or at their booth sales. A fun time was had by all.

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

Girl Scout Day with CSU Women’s Basketball

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Join us for Girl Scout Day with the Colorado State University Women’s Basketball team! Cheer on CSU as they take on the UNLV Rebels, Saturday, Feb. 4. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Game tip-off is at 2 p.m.

Girl Scouts and family members can participate in a half-time autograph session with CSU Women’s Sports Teams. All Girl Scouts attending will get a fun Rams event patch.

Tickets are $4/person and can be purchased at CSURAMS.COM/TICKETS. Groups of 20 or more will be entered into a drawing for a VIP experience. Order by Feb. 1 to be entered into the drawing.

Questions? Please contact Lohren Stitt at 970-492-4014 or lohren.stitt@colostate.edu.

Hope to see you there!

GSCO and Sweet Cow Ice Cream: A delicious partnership

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Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to announce a delicious new partnership with Sweet Cow Ice Cream, which has multiple locations in Denver and Boulder Counties. As in years past, Sweet Cow will purchase Girl Scout Cookies from local troops to make two special flavors to be offered during February 2017.

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Mint Girl Scout Cookie is a Dutch chocolate and natural peppermint base of ice cream with big and small chunks of crispy Thin Mint cookies throughout. It will be available Feb. 1 – 14 at the following Sweet Cow locations:

  1. Stanley Marketplace: 2501 N. Dallas St. Ste. 146 Aurora CO 80010
  2. North Boulder: 2628 Broadway, Boulder CO 80304
  3. Louisville: 637 Front St. Louisville CO 80027

Mint Girl Scout Cookie will also be available Feb. 15 – 28 at these locations:

  1. South Denver: 1882 S. Pearl, Denver CO 80210
  2. South Boulder: 669 S. Broadway, Boulder CO 80305
  3. North Denver: 3475 W. 32nd Ave, Denver CO 80211

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Samoa Samoa is a sweet cream with light caramel base, Samoa cookies sprinkled throughout and a homemade fudge and caramel swirl. It will be available Feb. 1- 14 at the following Sweet Cow locations:

  1. South Denver: 1882 S. Pearl, Denver CO 80210
  2. South Boulder: 669 S. Broadway, Boulder CO 80305
  3. North Denver: 3475 W. 32nd Ave, Denver CO 80211

Samoa Samoa will also be available Feb. 15 – 28 at these locations:

  1. Stanley Marketplace: 2501 N. Dallas St. Ste. 146 Aurora CO 80010
  2. North Boulder: 2628 Broadway, Boulder CO 80304
  3. Louisville: 637 Front St. Louisville CO 80027

Troop 74273 donates to Santa Cops

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Submitted by Cindy Fry

Northern & Northeastern

Greeley

During the month of December 2016, Troop 74273 did a toy drive and donated the toys to Santa Cops of Larimer County. The Colorado State Patrol came to our meeting and picked up the toys. The girls were able to carry the toys out to the patrol car and load them in.

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

Embrace: A body image documentary

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Submitted by Katie Singleton, Girl Scouts of Colorado Girl Experience Manager

When Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photo in 2013 it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. EMBRACE follows Taryn’s crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies.

Join us for a screening of Embrace on January 26, 2017 from 7:15-8:45 p.m. at the Cinema Saver 6 in Fort Collins! Tickets are currently on sale for $11 online at http://gathr.us/screening/18898.

 *** Please note the suggested age for viewing this film is 10 years and older and parents should be aware that this film includes a reasonable amount of non-sexual nudity. Watch the Embrace trailer and learn more about this documentary here: https://bodyimagemovement.com/embrace/about-the-film/

 

Troop 70720 gives time at local homeless shelter

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Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Troop 70720 spent more than two hours at their local homeless shelter to help with holiday baking and decorating. The minimum age for most of their volunteer opportunities is usually 16 and we were very excited when we saw this opportunity appear for younger girls!

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

Longmont Cadette troop finds bear tracks on a nature walk

Submitted by Adrienne Thomas

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

Recently, the Cadettes of mega Troop 70274 went on a trip to Flatirons Reservoir for the day. The troop planned a hike to the dam at the front of the reservoir. The man-made body of water was being drained for routine maintenance. While walking across the muddy banks, the troop discovered many animal tracks, including sea birds, mule deer, and a bear! A ranger took the Girl Scouts back to the tracks with a book and lots of information to share about wildlife movements in the area. It was a fantastic experience! It was even a quip on 9News.com (http://www.9news.com/features/girl-scouts-find-impressive-bear-tracks-at-flatiron-reservoir/349356630). Oh, where Girl Scout adventures take us!

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

 

GSCO Staff Tour CU Champions Center

Submitted by Lori Thompson

Northern & Northeastern CO

Boulder

The University of Colorado Athletic Department staff recently hosted GSCO staff for a tour of CU’s Champions Center. The center is the home for CU Football, Athletic Offices, and CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center. The center opened earlier this year and features state of the art work out facilities, football team locker room, and lounge. There are also historic displays featuring team trophies and uniforms as well as event space with lovely views of the Flat Irons.

GSCO staff was onsite to visit about upcoming Girl Scout winter events with CU Basketball. We’re making plans with both CU Women’s and Men’s basketball teams, so Girl Scouts will have a chance to see two CU games this year. Plans for our game with CU Women’s Basketball are coming soon. Save the date for Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 for Girl Scout Night with CU Men’s Basketball. Plans for both games will include a special ticket deal for Girl Scout troops and families and additional fun Girl Scout activities to be announced. For more information, please contact Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org.

A big thank you goes to CU Athletic Department staff for a great tour and for coordinating our upcoming winter Girl Scout events!

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