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Showing our support for children and families battling cancer

Submitted by Nina Schulze

Metro Denver

Northglenn

This year, Troop 60114 began a service project called Friends of Phenyx, where we show support to children and families battling cancer. The girls have collected letters, pictures, and gifts in support of our friend, Phenyx, who has meshenchymal chrondosarcoma.
Continuing to be inspired, the troop donated over 200 packages of cookies to Brent’s Place, a safe and clean housing community for children being treated at Children’s Hospital.

Using their cookie money, the troop purchased coloring books, activity pads, books, and other fun items and made busy bags to be handed out to children receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital.

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Girl Scout Day at Boondocks

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Join us for winter break fun on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, at Boondocks in Northglenn. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family members are invited! Boondocks is offering a specially priced wristband that gives participants three hours of unlimited bowling with shoes included, miniature golf, 2-story laser tag, and $5 arcade play. Wristbands are $17.95 and good between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the 19th. Boondocks is generously donating back $3 from each wristband sold to GSCO.

Participants can also purchase an optional pizza buffet deal of $3.95, which includes a drink and 2 slices of either pepperoni or cheese pizza. The buffet is from 12:30-1:30 p.m. only, so please plan to attend during that time if you purchase the buffet deal.

Event RSPV Deadline is December 14, 2016. Please RSVP at this link https://goo.gl/5u2sVU and plan to pay at the door the day of the event. Questions? Please contact Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org.

Girl Scout Saves Mother’s Life: Katie Hurley Receives Medal of Honor from Girl Scouts of the USA

 

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Girl Scouts of the USA has awarded the prestigious Medal of Honor to Katie Hurley, an 11-year-old Girl Scout from Northglenn, for saving her mother’s life. In August, Katie woke up early in the morning to find her mother, who is diabetic, suffering from an insulin reaction. Kristin Hurley’s glucose levels were extremely low. Without hesitation, Katie called 911. While she waited for the paramedics to arrive, she grabbed some juice to give her mother and cared for her 5-year-old brother.

In a letter to Girl Scouts of the USA, Lt. Cullen Lyle of North Metro Fire Rescue District wrote, “Katie showed extraordinary maturity and bravery by recognizing that her mother was in need of immediate attention by the fire department. She called 911 and made sure that she was understood in the midst of an extremely stressful situation. Katie displayed a calm demeanor that was beyond her years in actual age. It is a true pleasure to know that our citizens have the strength and courage to raise children that can act so decisively in the face of what must have been a terrifying event.”

Girl Scouts of the USA awards the Medal of Honor for “saving life or attempting to save life without risk to the candidate’s own life.” Katie is one of only 28 Girl Scouts nationwide who received this honor in 2015 and only the second in Colorado in recent history.

Gracynn’s Cookie Video

Submitted by Nina Duncan

Northglenn

Denver Metro

This year, my daughter Gracynn decided she wanted to increase her cookie goal to 500. We talked a lot about how she would need to work hard to reach her goal, and we discussed ways to help her reach her goal. Being a firm believer that this is Gracynn’s cookie business, I explained to her that if she wanted to sell her cookies on social media, that we would need to come up with a way so that she’s doing the asking, and not me. That’s when she said, “it’s too bad I can’t talk to them. ” Which lead to the idea of making a video. Gracynn and I discussed what would be important to say to her customers, and that’s how we came up with a script. After recording, we played around with subtitles and stickers, just to make her video more fun. By the time her video was complete, Gracynn was confident and proud of her hard work, and super excited to sell cookies. We still have a month to go, and Gracynn is over halfway to her goal!

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Girl Scout Gold Award Project: Caitlyn Fitch, Northglenn, “Kicks for Confidence”

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Caitlyn Fitch
Northglenn
Fairview High School
Kicks for Confidence

What did you do for your Gold Award project?

I taught self-defense classes for girls and boys between the ages of 6 and 18 to promote the value of confidence in everyday life. I also posted self-defense videos online so that they can be accessed by everyone who is interested.

Why did you pursue this Gold Award project?

I have always been astounded by the number of people who are hurt because they are unaware of how they can protect themselves. Low confidence is one of the top reasons why people find themselves in dangerous situations.

How did your Gold Award project make a difference?

I feel as though people who know how to protect themselves will be far more confident than those who aren’t and will help to eliminate as many problems as we can.

What skills did you gain through earning your Gold Award?

I gained the confidence I needed to improve my public speaking and I also gained more knowledge about techniques to use to defend myself.

What will you most remember about your Gold Award project?

Watching as the people I taught turned around and were able to protect themselves afterwards. Also the laughs and smiles that they all shared during the class.

How will earning your Gold Award help you in your future?

Working with people has become easier now that I have put myself into an unusual situation and now I get along better with people in general.

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

It enabled me to use many of the skills I have learned and perfected over my years as a Girl Scout to make a difference in at least a few lives.