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I đź’š Fall Product Program: Juliette from Parker

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s 2020 Fall Product Program is now underway, and there’s still plenty of time for you to get started! Fall Product Program is a great way for troops (both new and existing) to earn proceeds to use for Girl Scout activities throughout the year or to get one step closer to reaching their next goal. All troops receive 13% of their magazine orders as troop proceeds, plus $1/per item for nuts and chocolates sold.

GSCO Media Star Juliette from Parker told us what she likes about this program:

How many years have you participated in Fall Product Program

This is my fifth year participating in the Fall Product Program.

Do you like creating an avatar that looks like you? Do you record a message too?

I like to express how I look at myself when creating the avatar.

What do you like about having an online storefront? Is it easy to connect with family, friends and other customers? Is it fun to use?

It’s easier to use the online storefront since family and friends can order on their own time, and  they can also take their time in deciding what they want.

What tips for success would you share with girls who are participating for the first time?

Those that aren’t interested don’t have to say no directly to you, but (they can) feel free to continue sharing your personalized shopping link.

What nut or candy item (s) do your customers like best?

Nana really likes the Pecan Supremes and Pa enjoys anything with peppermint. You can’t go wrong with chocolate.

What has your troop done with Fall Product Program troop proceeds that you’ve earned?

My troop uses the funds we earn to go on camping trips.

What’s the coolest reward that you have earned?

I like to earn rewards for a plush animal. This year’s theme is the sloth.

Thank you, Juliette, for sharing your experience and tips with other Girl Scouts!

Want to participate? You’ll find the M2OS log-in instructions and set-up instructions, family guides, and an order card that shows all girl rewards are on the Fall Product Program page of the GSCO website. Parents/caregivers can also watch the How to Get Started in M2OS – For Families video and learn how to help their Girl Scout.

Need more information? Go to the Fall Product Program page on our website: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/cookies/fall-product-program.html and check out the Fall Product Program weekly update videos posted to GSCO Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Questions about Fall Product Program or need assistance? We are here to support you! Contact GSCO customer care at 1-877-404-5708 or email inquiry@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Juniors Explore The Scientific Method with Petri Dishes

Submitted by Karen Grealy

Metro Denver

Parker

Our Girl Scout Junior Troop explored The Scientific Method by forming a question and hypothesis about bacteria in their homes. Once they formed their hypothesis, they used agar plates to test and analyze their results. To the surprise of the Girl Scouts, the remote controls they tested grew more bacterial and mold colonies than the toilet, cat box, and boot samples. One girl had a tough time growing any bacteria. Her conclusion was that because she stored her petri dish in a windowsill, the UV rays killed her bacteria. The Girl Scouts are eager to start placing their remote controls in the sun to see if they get fewer bacterial colonies when they test again.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Daisies Bridge to Brownies

 

Submitted by Karen Grealy

Metro Denver

Parker

Although our Daisy Troop 67744 has been meeting remotely since cookies season, they still needed to celebrate bridging to Brownies! The troop leaders visited all of the bridging Girl Scouts at their homes with a portable bridge. Even though the troop would have preferred a party, these girls were treated to a gift basket and a small ceremony. They are excited to see each other again soon!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

My Family Earned the “Diverse. Inclusive. Together.” patch

Submitted by GSCO Media Star Juliette H.

Metro Denver

Parker

I am a Girl Scout Junior from Troop 67749. Together with my family, we worked on the  “Diverse. Inclusive. Together.” patch. The purpose of the patch is to launch the conversation of race and racism to strengthen our respect for all people.

When working on this patch, the goal is to identify our uniqueness as well as those similarities we have with our friends, family, and community. Lets step in other’s shoes and learn how to relate to them!

Hand Identity Chart

When working on my Identity Chart (pictured above), I talked with my family about what words they also thought related to their identity. I traced my hand and wrote words around the hand that relate to me and my identity. Our identity is not just what’s on the inside. There are many things that make you you. Some of our words were common, like vegetarian, and many of the words we used to describe ourselves were different. My sister spent a lot of time projecting her identity onto me.

Fourth Grade Stories

My mother and I reviewed the photographs of students in different parts of the world in gelles portfolio located at fourthgradeproject.com. We read the answers to their questions, after answering them myself: Who do you live with? What do you wish for? What do you worry about? Many of the students lived with parents and siblings like me, and while each portrait had a response to wishes and worries that were different than mine, all fourth graders have their own things they wish for and we all worry too. What are your answers to these questions?

My Favorite Book

My favorite book is “The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.” The character I relate to is Lucy because I’m very adventurous and brave. In the book, Lucy is the first one to discover Narnia. And just like me, no one ever believers her. I think this character is a reflection of me, since we are both a little different. Is your favorite character a reflection of you?

Diversity Gap in Children’s Books

I reviewed the books each of my family had on their nightstand and sorted through the covers to count the number of books, the number of those that had a person on the cover, and noted if these covers had people of color. Several books I looked through didn’t have people on them, but those that did, the majority were white people. White authors tend to write stories based on their life and base their characters on their reflection. The information page provided for this topic shows that the percentage is going up for authors of color. 31% of children’s books were written by or about people of color in 2017. However, this number isn’t high enough. It would be great for this number to grow so everyone of each identity has a character they can see in the mirror.

Girl Scouts of Colorado is proud to unveil ways for everyone, not just girls or Girl Scouts, to develop an appreciation for the rich diversity of various cultures in their community and around the world. Learn more.

Hometown Hero Cookie Donations

Submitted by Karen Grealy

Metro Denver

Parker

With COVID-19 arriving in March, Troop 65889 was never able to drop off their donations to their Hometown Hero, South Metro Fire and Rescue. As their leader, I had envisioned the girls dropping off the cases together, and seeing what all of their hard work meant to the firefighters.

Understanding that the virus would still be with us through the summer, I decided to call South Metro to see what we could do.
After hearing the girls had more than 730 packages to donate, Pam at South Metro stopped by with a van to pick them all up. She will be dropping-off the cookies to 29 different stations, and ensuring our fire teams have full bellies.

I truly wish the girls could have been there, but my two Girl Scouts were the perfect representatives.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Weekend travels include cookie sales

Submitted by Amber Biviano

Metro Denver

Parker

These Brownies spend weekends in the mountains and invited members of Summit County Fire and EMS to visit their booth in Frisco to try the new Lemon-Ups.  This year, our troop goals are to attend summer camp and to give back to our community in a variety of ways, in addition to sharing cookies with our Hometown Heroes (local veterinarians).

These girls are go-getters! They didn’t let a weekend trip to the mountains deter them from cookie sales. With just one week left, they are focusing on achieving their personal and troop goals.

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

Best Cookie Dad for 2020

Submitted by Colbie Poirier

Metro Denver

Parker

When my dad went to the cookie booth with me, mom already teased him and said that dad would have to be the dinosaur. I did not think he would volunteer, but when my troop leader asked, he stepped right up! My dad waved and attracted lots of customers. He really deserves to be named Best Cookie Dad!

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. 

G.I.R.L. Stories: Mechanical engineering in Parker

Submitted by Karen Grealy

Metro Denver

Parker

Multi-level Girl Scout Troop 65889 chose to learn more about mechanical engineering this year. Since August, they have been making bots leap and cars race with the air from a balloon. Their most recent meeting was learning about simple machines and how they can be combined into complex machines. They were able to use a heap of raw materials and design operable cranes. They have had a wonderful time learning to design and build!

Our Girl Scouts are wonderful innovators and can use everyday items to make something that piques their interest in a STEM field.

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

Girl Scout Gold Award candidate builds StoryWalk Trail

Over the past year, Girl Scout Gold Award candidate Avery H. has developed, planned, and constructed a StoryWalk Trail for the Town of Parker. It is permanently installed at McCabe Meadows, a nature trail located just off the Cherry Creek Trail. A StoryWalk Trail is a type of nature trail with signs installed along it, displaying the pages of a children’s book. A story can be read as the trail is walked.

“I pursued this project because it perfectly intertwined my love for both the outdoors and reading while also engaging children in my community. I wanted to be able to help other kids discover the love I have for books and nature,” Avery wrote.

Special thanks to Reporter Jeff Todd of CBS4/KCNC-TV in Denver for sharing  Avery’s story!

 

Brownies earn cybersecurity patch

Submitted by Amber Biviano

Metro Denver

Parker

Our girls were excited to earn their first cybersecurity patch. The Palo Alto-created activity was a simple and fun way to begin a discussion with our Brownies about layers of security. Starting with the creation of our “secure castles,”  we then moved into digital/cyber security with our phones, computers, tablets, etc.

By completing this activity, the girls will earn this special cybersecurity patch. Learn how to earn yours.