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Gold Award Girl Scout: Danise Bachman, Northglenn, “Coping with Grief Around the Holidays Activity Pages”

What did you do for your Gold Award project?

The main issue I wanted to address was coping with grief around holidays. Many kids/young adults struggle with grief during the holiday season and my idea was to use art theory as a way to help people cope. Together with a team of artists, we created over sixteen coloring pages that are focused around a variety of holidays. Based on feedback given during my initial presentation, each page is geared towards either kids or teen/young adults. I partnered with an organization called Judi’s House which is in Denver. They help grieving families by providing free group therapy. After hand drawing each page, we scanned them into a PDF document and gave it to Judi’s House on a flash drive for them to use with the kids and teens who they provide services for.

How did you measure the impact your Gold Award project made on your target audience?

I measured the impact of my project via feedback from surveys that were sent to Judi’s House clients as well as anonymous comments from the target audience.

How is your project sustainable? How will your project continue to impact after your involvement?

Judi’s House has signed a letter of commitment saying that they will continue to use the pages. This means that they will print however many pages as long as they like. Judi’s House requested that we also make some general seasonal pages that they can use in the waiting rooms all year round. This was feedback and a request from Judi’s House that we implemented. I have also given the project to social workers at Colorado Preparatory Academy and Pikes Peak High School to use for the kids they work with.

What is your project’s global and/or national connection?

In order to establish a national/global link, I delegated the pages to be translated into Spanish to a team member who is proficient in the language. I then gave the pages that were translated to the organizations previously mentioned. Judi’s House also has a national curriculum and Colorado Preparatory Academy and Pikes Peak High School work with kids from all over nation. (Please note that all students enrolled in these two schools have a residence in Colorado, but many are from different states/countries and there are some students who temporarily live out of state as well.)

What did you learn about yourself?

The main thing I learned about myself is that if I put enough effort in something, I can make a difference. Before, this issue of grief around the holidays seemed to be one I couldn’t help. Now, I know that that is something I can do about this issue and others like it.

How will earning your Gold Award impact you in the future?

The Gold Award has not only given me the confidence and leadership skills I will need for the future, but it also will help me be considered for scholarships, colleges, and any jobs I will apply for.

Why do you feel the Gold Award was an important part of your Girl Scout experience?

After being a Girl Scout for 13 years, I feel as though this is the perfect way to end my time at Girl Scouts. It has brought me closer with my fellow sister Girl Scouts and this project allows me to use many of the skills that Girl Scouts had taught me over the years.

How did earning your Gold Award help you become a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader)?

Earning my Gold Award has helped me become a go-getter and a leader. There were many instances of me having to go out of my comfort zone to go get what I wanted for this project and I leading a team has been an amazing experience that has helped grow my leadership skills.

**IMPORTANT NOTE: This blog represents only a small fraction of the hard work, dedication, and requirements that go into earning a Girl Scout Gold Award. It is simply a brief summary, which is meant to inspire Girl Scouts to Go Gold in the future. For more information on earning your Gold Award, please email highestawards@gscolorado.org

Silver Award project: Care Cabinet

Girl Scout Cadettes Katie and Maddie of Northglenn are building what they call a “Care Cabinet” to be placed in their community. The “Care Cabinet” is similar to a Free Little Library. However, instead of stocking their cabinet with books, Katie and Maddie plan to fill it with personal hygiene items, non-perishable foods, and other items that might help someone experiencing homelessness. Through this project, the girls hope to earn the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest honor for Girl Scout Cadettes.

The Girl Scouts and their project were featured on Fox31/KDVR-TV in Denver. Watch the story here:  https://kdvr.com/2019/03/07/local-girl-scouts-using-cookie-proceeds-to-help-people-experiencing-homelessness/

Uniform to Uniform: Middle school police officer

Submitted by Jordan Cadena

Metro Denver

Northglenn

Officer Dusky from SRMS visited one of our booths on February 22, 2019. Funny enough, he was invited to a different booth, but showed up to ours on accident! Either way, it was cool to see my middle school officer and his colleague “mini me” at our booth.

Invite uniformed personnel, such as law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, etc., to visit you at your cookie booth as part of Uniform to Uniform! Learn all about this new patch program on the GSCO Blog: https://bit.ly/2VaYX1a

“Go for Bold” cookie rally

Nearly 200 Girl Scouts, volunteers, and parents gathered on Friday, January 25, 2019 for the “Go for Bold” cookie rally at Northglenn Christian Church in Northglenn. Activities for the evening focused on helping younger Girl Scouts learn the 5 Skills. They included:

  • Obstacle course to practice money management
  • Mock cookie booth to practice talking to customers
  • Corn hole and mystery headband games to test Girl Scout cookie knowledge
  • Craft station to make a chart to track cookie goals
  • Cookie tasting station to try the cookies and vote for your favorite

Reporter Jeff Todd and a photographer for CBS4/KCNC-TV in Denver also attended the cookie rally. To watch the story, click this link: https://denver.cbslocal.com/2019/01/25/girl-scouts-cookies-northglenn/

A special thanks to the Cadettes of Troop 66742, troop leader  Jordan Cadena, and the entire leadership team for “The Woods” service unit for hosting such an awesome event.

Holly Days Festival: Free event for the whole family

Submitted by Jordan Cadena

Metro Denver

Thornton – Northglenn

Come one, come all to the Hillcrest Holly Days Festival! This is a FREE family event for all ages. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to attend! Bring nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and friends! There will be crafts, FREE pictures with Santa, vendors, food, door prizes, and a gift shop.

Troop 66742 will be hosting the crafts for the children and selling our own crafts at our table to earn money for our upcoming Costa Rica trip! Make sure to stop by! Follow us on social media #Journey2CostaRica

Where: 10335 Croke Dr., Northglenn, CO 80260

When: Saturday, December 8, 2018

Questions: 720-384-8420

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Brownie-Daisy Fun Day

Submitted by Jordan Cadena

Metro Denver

Thornton

Troops 60114 and 66777, along with The Woods Service Unit 646, proudly present Brownie-Daisy Fun Day! Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Adams County Fairgrounds in the Al Lesser Building.

This event is for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and their parent/troop leaders. Daisies will earn their “Between Earth and Sky” Journey, while Brownies will earn their “Cabin Camper,” “Outdoor Adventurer,” and *new* “Eco Friend” badges. At this event, a parent/guardian or troop leader is required to stay in the building.  The deadline to register is Wednesday, October 31.

Cost is $7/Girl Scout and includes a fun patch and snack (children with allergies are asked to bring their own snacks). Leaders can also purchase a fun patch for $2.

Register here: https://squareup.com/store/TheWoods646

Check-in at 8:30 a.m.

Daisies: 9 a.m. – Noon

Will meet requirements for: “Between Earth and Sky” Journey

Bring: Vests, water bottle, and snack, if your child has food allergies.

Questions? Email gsco66777@gmail.com

Brownies:  9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Will meet requirements for: “Cabin Camper,” “Outdoor Adventurer,” and *new* “Eco Friend.”

Bring: Vest, sack lunch, water, snack, if your child has a food allergy and mess kit!

Questions? Email Troop60114@gmail.com

Please bring one bag of clean, recyclable items for donation to The Children’s Museum, such as boxes, water bottles/caps, egg cartons, fruit pouch caps, etc.

Register here: https://squareup.com/store/TheWoods646

A parent/guardian or troop leader is required to stay in the building. Our service unit will be hosting a leader/parent Q and A, if you’re interested. There will be coffee, cocoa, and breakfast treats available for purchase (cash only).

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

Helping the hungry and homeless

Submitted by Kristin Hurley

Metro Denver

Northglenn

Hello from Girl Scout Troop 61358! For our Silver Award project, we created a Care Cabinet in Northglenn to help the homeless and hungry. We are hoping for community participation in keeping it filled, and hoping that we can spread the word to people who need help.

From their leader/project advisor: These two Girl Scouts have worked so hard this summer to secure a location for their Care Cabinet so they can help the hungry and homeless, working with the cities of Thornton and Northglenn and the Rotary Clubs of those cities.

If you would be interested in making a donation, please contact GSCO public relations director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org and she will connect you with the troop leader.

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

Fallen firefighter’s family thanks Troop 63979

Submitted by Dwayne-Katrina Murphy via Facebook

Montgomery, Indiana

We lost our son (Firefighter Kendall Murphy) on November 10, 2017. He was a firefighter responding to an accident and he was hit getting out of his car. I am also on the fire department. Troop 63979 sent out department stars and I wanted to show you how we used them. One of our members made this flag out of old fire house and he used the stars the Girl Scout troop sent. What a thoughtful way to honor those who serve and have lost their lives serving. THANK YOU!

Two Hometown Heroes are better than one

Submitted by Susanne Wallach

Metro Denver

Thornton/Northglenn

Troop 63787 decided they wanted to honor multiple Hometown Heroes this year. The girls delivered half their donations to thank the Thornton Police Department for their service. In return, they were treated to a tour of the police department by two female officers. Girl power!

The girls had also wanted to give Girl Scout Cookies to children with cancer, but Children’s Hospital said they could not give food donations to their patients. As an alternative, we came up with the Ronald McDonald House of Denver. On delivery day, each of our girls invited a friend and teamed up for a friendly baking competition. Along with the HTH cookies, they baked yummy homemade cupcakes and made sandwiches for the staff and residents of RMH. They had a great time and learned how they were able to make someone’s day sweeter–Girl Scout Cookies AND cupcakes are so much sweeter.

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

Troop 61358 honors first responders

Submitted by Kristin Hurley

Metro Denver

Northglenn/Thornton

Girl Scout Troop 61358 decided to honor first responders in Adams County as their Hometown Heroes this year. There has been an increase of crime in our area of Metro Denver, and we have a history with the North Metro Fire District. Three years ago, the firemen on duty at Station 63 helped our fellow Girl Scout sister when she called about her mom, our leader, who was having an insulin reaction due to diabetes. We have never forgotten their help, so we surprised them with Girl Scout Cookies at their newly-remodeled location!

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