Tag Archives: Parker

G.I.R.L.s paint inspirational messages on bathroom stalls for students

Submitted by Adrienne Prince

Metro Denver


Update: On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, the troop was interviewed by Karen Morfitt of CBS Denver. Watch the story: https://cbsloc.al/2BhY16d 

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 4664 from Parker wanted to send encouraging messages to students at Mammoth Heights Elementary School in Parker, their former elementary school. They painted bathroom stalls with encouraging and inspirational messages, such as “You are brave,” “Good vibes only,” ‘”Dream, strive, become,” “Drive with purpose,” “Be kind,” and “You are enough.” In all, six Girl Scouts painted 42 stalls in a girls’ and boys’ restrooms in May and June of 2018.

This was all part of their project to earn the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest honor for a Girl Scout Cadette. The girls wanted to do this because they have all experienced bullying and not being included. They wanted to share something encouraging and positive with younger students. The girls are proud to have earned their Silver Award because it allowed them to give back to their school and be role models. They want to show their community that teenagers and girls can be leaders!

Congratulations Lois P., Sophia S., Caitlyn S., Madison G., Eliza A., and Rachel T.!

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

Earn your “Horsemanship” badge with Colorado Reining Heroes

Submitted by Gabriella Grieve

Metro Denver


Girl Scout Juniors can earn their “Horsemanship” badge with Colorado Reigning Heroes in 2018! Learn about horses and complete requirements for this badge. The class will cover grooming, handling, learning the body language of a horse, riding, and more!

Dates: September 8, 16, 22, and 30; October 6, 20, and 28; November 3 and 17; December 1 and 15; and January 5

Time: 1-3 p.m.

Cost: $40/Girl Scout. Class is limited to 10 girls.

Register: Please email Paula Quillen at Colorado Reigning Heroes at reigningheroes@yahoo.com to register and for payment instructions. Registration will include permission, liability, and photo release forms that will need to be completed before the event.

Registration Deadline: August 25

Classes may be held outdoors or inside an arena depending on weather. Girls need to wear appropriate clothing including long pants and closed toe shoes. Helmets will be available for riders.

For more information about Colorado Reigning Heroes visit http://www.coloradoreiningheroes.com/.

Questions? Please contact Paula Quillen at
reigningheroes@yahoo.com. Paula is happy to have prospective troops tour the barn before registering by appointment.

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

Volunteer Spotlight: Carrie Harding

Girl Scouts of Colorado is celebrating extraordinary volunteers throughout the state in honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month. Carrie Harding of Parker in the Metro Denver region is both a troop volunteer and a product program volunteer. She is also a shining example of the wonderful role Girl Scout volunteers play in the lives of girls and our community.

GSCO asked Carrie to answer a few quick questions about her volunteer experience. We hope you find her as inspiring as we did.

Why did you become a Girl Scout volunteer?

I became a Girl Scout volunteer because I wanted to be sure my daughter and other girls had the opportunity to experience Girl Scouts. I was a Girl Scout while in elementary school and have some very fond memories of those experiences. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot about myself, other people, and how people do things differently.

Tell us about your different volunteer roles as a Girl Scout.

I have served in several volunteer roles over the years, including co-leader, troop fall program manager, troop cookie manager, service unit fall program manager, service unit cookie manager, service unit manager, trainer, school coordinator, and as a member of the GSCO Cookie Committee and the Membership Connection Committee (MCC).

What have you learned as a Girl Scout volunteer?

As a Girl Scout volunteer, I have learned more about the importance of flexibility, structure, being honest and upfront with others, patience, and consequences. My most rewarding experiences have been those where girls have demonstrated they have confidence in an area.

What do you hope girls have learned from you?

I hope girls have learned that they can do anything they set their mind to. I also hope they’ve learned the importance of having fun, that it’s ‘”okay” to not do what everyone else is doing, being authentic, and the importance of planning and preparation.

How has your experience as a volunteer helped you become a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader)?

My experience as a volunteer has helped me further appreciate the power of girls! It has also encouraged me to continue my own entrepreneurial pursuits all of which involve being a go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, and leader.

Want to nominate a volunteer for Girl Scouts of Colorado to spotlight? Please email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

Girl Scout Cookies delivered to Children’s Hospital Colorado

Submitted by Karen Grealy

Metro Denver


Girl Scout Troop 65889 donated 329 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to the Children’s Hospital Colorado, South Campus. During their cookie booths this season, the girls filled out donation slips for each customer with their name and amount they contributed. We made a banner to show how many people in the community support the hospital.

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

You’re invited to a “Me & My Guy” masquerade dance in Parker

Submitted by Bella C.

Metro Denver


Please join us on Friday, March 30, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for a “Me & My Guy” masquerade dance at Sierra Middle School!

Girl Scouts are invited to bring their fathers or father-figure male adult in their lives. Wear masks to coordinate with your party outfit, enjoy pizza and lemonade, strike a pose at the photo booth, and dance to your heart’s content! Girls will receive a fun patch at check-in.

Cost: $20 per couple; $10 per additional girl

Please RSVP by Friday, March 23 through this link: https://my.cheddarup.com/c/me-and-my-guy-masquerade-dance

Questions may be emailed to gstroop62851@gmail.com.

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

Free Being Me workshop

Submitted by Carrie Harding

Metro Denver


Hosted by Girl Scout Troop 1068, Free Being Me is a partnership with Dove that focuses on body image and self confidence. It teaches girls, ages 7-10, to love and accept themselves for who they are. There are many fun and interactive activities for the girls in order to help them gain confidence and love themselves. Girls will also learn that there is not just one way to beautiful, as we see in the media, but many ways that make the world diverse with beauty. Girls will receive a fun patch after they complete all steps of the session. We will also provide a light snack during the event.

March 31, 2018 at Joy Lutheran Church in Parker (7051 Parker Hills Ct, Parker, CO 80138) from 12 – 5:30 p.m. Register by March 28 through this link: https://free-being-me-workshop-13354.cheddarup.com

April 29 at Bethany Lutheran Church (4500 E Hampden Ave, Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113) from 1 – 6:30 p.m. Register by April 22 through this link: https://free-being-me-workshop-denver.cheddarup.com

This event costs $10 per girl. We will make sure to provide breaks to keep your girls happy and entertained. Adult volunteers and troop leaders are needed to maintain safety ratios, but we cannot accommodate additional siblings or other guests. If you have any questions or need additional information, email our troop at troop1068@hotmail.com or call (720) 253-7553.

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

Silver Award project: Taylor’s Shelf

Submitted by Amy Peek

Metro Denver


Molly’s Silver Award project was aimed to specifically impact the lives of children and their families who are in a hospital, since being in such a situation is mentally difficult for everyone involved. In partnership with Tammie Gardner at the Parker location of Children’s Hospital, Molly was able to gain permission to install her bookshelf. Via a garage sale and multiple book drives, friends and neighbors contributed to the bookshelf through the donation of new books.

Once the shelf became a reality, Molly named the project Taylor’s Shelf, in honor of a family friend and fellow Girl Scout named Taylor. Taylor was diagnosed with Stage lV High-Risk Neuroblastoma when she was two-years-old and has now had nine years of survivorship! Molly wanted to share Taylor’s inspirational story and help raise the spirits of families in the hospital. The shelf, along with Taylor’s story, were installed at Children’s Hospital, Parker on August 9, 2017.

Molly’s goal is for patients and families to have access to light- hearted books in a difficult time that will help them find hope and keep their minds off of the reason they are in the hospital. A good book always makes her smile, and hopefully it will do the same for everyone else.

She gives special thanks to Tammie Gardner, Staples in Parker, and of course, her family, friends, and neighbors, who donated time and support towards her Silver Award project, Taylor’s Shelf.

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

Daisy Troop treats Buddy Shelter with cookies

Submitted by Katie Hill

Metro Denver


Daisy Troop 65889 dropped cookies off with the Castle Rock Dumb Friends League Buddy Center. While there, we were able to take a tour and learn about all of the amazing efforts the DDFL does on a daily basis. The girls had a great time and the DDFL was delighted to get some summertime Girl Scout Cookies!

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Daisy Troop 65874 donates cookies to Parker Task Force

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Submitted by Stephanie Rosauer

Metro Denver


Daisy Troop 65874 delivered the second half of their Girl Scout cookie donations to Parker Task Force! The girls worked hard, and the reward was encouraging for next year! Nice job young ladies! I am very proud of you all!

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Troop 64286 in IREA newsletter


Submitted by Virginia Rodman

Metro Denver


Junior Troop 4286 in Parker is pictured in the March 2017 IREA newsletter. Susan Kroll of IREA helped us do an energy audit of the fire station where we meet to complete one of the requirements for the “Get Moving” journey.

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