Tag Archives: Northern & Northeastern CO

Power of cookie: Helping others

Submitted by Sara Novogoratz

Northern & Northeastern Colorado

What has Troop 70160  done with the money they earned from selling Girl Scout Cookies? A LOT!

This past year, the girls helped fix things in their school’s garden.  Two years ago, they helped a girl in their troop who had extensive medical bills from her cancer treatment.

Girls have also donated packages of Girl Scout Cookies to the Salvation Army. They had never received packages in Fort Collins before! They also donated packages of cookies to Reflections for Youth in Loveland.

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

Troop honors 93-year-old Girl Scout

Submitted by Julie Gallagher

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

On February 22, 2017, World Thinking Day, Fort Collins Girl Scout Troop 72208 celebrated a long time Girl Scout that they met at Christmas time when they visited Turnberry Place Assisted Living.
At 93-years-young, Louise Jouard told the girls about being a Girl Scout. In fact, she was a Mariner Girl Scout from the state of Illinois and had her pins and membership cards dating back to 1932 for the girls to see.

Her pins were broken, but were still proud remembrances of years gone by. Troop 72208 honored Mrs. Jouard by giving her a new contemporary Girl Scout pin and WAGGGS pin in honor of World Thinking Day.

World Thinking Day has been celebrated by Girl Scouts since 1926, and is a day of international friendship, speaking out on issues that affect girls and young women around the world. Out of 196 countries, 146 countries have Girl Scout or Girl Guide programs.

Volunteer Support Specialist Julie Gallagher and Customer Care Specialist Gayle Richardson were also in attendance. Julie presented Mrs. Jouard with a Golden Girl Scout award to honor her being a Girl Scout for the past 85 years.

When the troop started to sing “The Brownie Smile Song,” Mrs. Jouard remembered the words half-way through and sang along. She also sang with the troop when they sang “Make New Friends.” The girls and their leader, Eva Wallace, were tickled pink that after all these years Mrs. Jouard still remembered the words!

The local newspaper, The Coloradoan, was also in attendance to capture this moment for all of Fort Collins read about.

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

Earn Adventure badges at Colorado State University

Submitted by Mallory Wolff

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Kappa Delta Sorority at Colorado State University will be hosting an Adventure Campus Tour on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from noon – 3 p.m. This event would seek to offer two badges for the Girl Scouts under the “Adventure” badge category. This includes the Letterboxer badge for Brownies and Geocacher badge for Juniors. During this event, Girl Scouts would be able to tour facilities such as the student center and library on the CSU campus. As the Girl Scouts follow the tour with the Kappa Deltas, they will complete the workshop that includes the steps necessary to earn the Adventure badges. The Girl Scouts would meet at the Kappa Delta chapter facility for drop off/pick-up for the campus tour. The tour will then conclude with snacks and games on The Oval at CSU! For this event, I would suggest bringing a water bottle, comfy clothing and shoes, and snacks if your child has a severe food allergy. All Kappa Delta members are required to attend the event, so there will be a little over 100 Kappa Deltas in attendance. These members have hosted workshops with Girl Scouts in the past. Some are even alumnae! All materials will be provided to earn the badge, but troop leaders and parents are more than welcome to join us for the tour! Kappa Delta Sorority looks forward to hosting events that further values of self-esteem, confidence, and courage shared between our organization and Girl Scouts of the USA. We hope you are able to join us!

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Superpowered superhero camp

Submitted by Carolyn Decker

Northern & Northeastern CO



Join us for a superpowered, superhero camp!

The Seniors of Troop 78527 are hosting an adventurous superhero camp for Brownies and Juniors. This camp is all about discovering what you are capable of and how to achieve it. There will be tons of fun games and activities, where each girl will discover her superpowers and learn to use them. She’ll get a chance to learn how to fight evil and get all kinds of creative with her secret identity. She will create her own jewelry with sparkling stones that represent her superpowers. Girls will also design their own mini-sidekick and flowing cape to wear to supercharge their fight for good.

Girls will get to enjoy camping with their troop in heated cabins, eat delicious food provided by Tomahawk Ranch, and have a super time having fun with older girls. Troop leaders can relax because all the activities will be planned and led by Senior Girl Scouts. What a great way to have your troop experience camping for the first time! Non-Girl Scout friends are welcome to join too.

Where: Tomahawk Ranch Girl Scout Camp near Bailey Colorado southwest of Denver
When: Friday, October 4 to Sunday, October 6, 2017
Arrive beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday for dinner and the start of all the fun festivities. Depart at 10 a.m. on Sunday.

The deadline for registration is September 2, 2017. Please look on the GSCO event page for the registration form and flyer. Use superhero as a keyword!

Girls must attend with adults at the Girl Scout adult to girl ratios.
The camp costs $100 for each girl attending and $55 for each adult. (Adults over safety-wise ratios must pay $100) Cost includes activities, lodging, five meals and snacks, and a Superhero fun patch.

Questions? Please contact Maria Cross at cross.maria.e@gmail.com or at 703-597-6188.

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Ultimate Girl Scout Cookies competition

Imagine the pressure… You and your troop have just two minutes to make your pitch to sell $1,000 worth of Girl Scout Cookies! What would you do? Would you dress up in creative costumes? Perform a skit demonstrating the power of the Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program? Sing a catchy song about cookies?

Ehrlich Toyota in Greeley challenged Girl Scouts in our Northeastern and Northern Colorado region to do just that. On Thursday, February 9, 2017, they invited local troops to their dealership to give their Girl Scout Cookies sales pitch. The dealership agreed to buy $1,000 worth of Hometown Heroes/Gift of Caring Cookies from the troop with the best one.

Local Girl Scouts did not disappoint. Ehrlich Toyota expected only a handful of troops to attend the event, but more than 20 showed up! Some troops wore costumes that they made themselves. Others carried posters and photos explaining their Hometown Hero. A few troops even performed a song or skit about Girl Scout Cookies.

The decision wasn’t easy. Troop 74476 was declared the winner and Ehrlich Toyota presented the girls with a giant check for $1,000! The money will go toward Gift of Caring and the cookies will be sent to U.S. military members. Ehrlich Toyota also agreed to purchase $300 worth of cookies from Troop 71106 (aka the GECCCOs). But wait… the generosity of Ehrlich Toyota didn’t stop there. They also purchased $20 worth of Girl Scout Cookies from each troop that attended the event and accepted their challenge.

Girl Scouts of Colorado sincerely thanks Ehrlich Toyota for supporting Girl Scouts statewide, helping local Girl Scouts reach their goals for the 2017 Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program, and for giving girls the opportunity to practice many of the skills they learn while selling cookies, including decision making and people skills.


Gold Award recipient becomes troop co-leader


Submitted by Emily Mohlis

Northern & Northeastern Colorado


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 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


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.


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


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