Tag Archives: Pueblo

Bronze and Silver Awards for Troop 31920

Submitted by Kristi Martinez

Pueblo

Pueblo & Southeastern CO

I’d like to tell you about the amazing girls of the multi-level Troop 31920 in Pueblo, who earned their Bronze and Silver Awards. For Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, the girls put together 80 care packages for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients for the Dorcy Cancer Center. The girls met with experts in the community and learned that many patients undergoing chemotherapy spend many hours at the hospital, so their care packages included scarves, mittens, caps, crossword puzzle books, peppermint tea, ginger candies, messages of hope, and more! The girls presented the care packages at the Runway of Hope Breast Cancer Gala and were touched by the stories of cancer warriors in our community.

The girls really dug deep and researched issues in their community and learned that the Dorcy Cancer Center diagnoses many patients with various cancers each week. They were go-getters and set up a meeting with the director of the center and asked all of their own questions and gathered information about their project. They created care packages that really will help cancer patients feel hopeful and supported by their community.

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

Highest Awards training for leaders and girls in Pueblo

The Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards are the highest achievements in Girl Scouts.

Highest Awards training is an awesome training to help girls, parents, and troop leaders through the Highest Awards process. Highest Awards training is for parents and leaders who are interested in learning the basics of the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards and how to get their girls on a path to a successful project.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the awards and get your girls ready to learn new leadership skills!

Join Highest Awards Manager Kaitie LoDolce on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Giodone Library in Pueblo.

Register now:

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/highest_awards_train.html

Questions? Email highestawards@gscolorado.org.

Troop 36267 in Pueblo gives back to their community

Submitted by Billie Heald

Pueblo & Southeastern CO

Pueblo

Troop 36267 gave back to our Pueblo community by delivering 45 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to Firehouse #4 in Pueblo. These Girl Scouts also helped clean up City Park for part of their community service for the year.

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

Region 3 Volunteer Appreciation

Submitted by Desiree McBride

Pueblo and Southeastern CO

Pueblo

Region 3 volunteers were celebrated April 17, 2019 with a spa day! Girl Scout volunteers were invited to experience a mini-mediation yoga session lead by Nova Stella Yoga and a mini-massage by Majestic Wellness and Massages. They were also invited to create their own bath bombs and face scrubs, something they were all excited to take back to their troops! The event started with the investiture of 12 new volunteers and ended with lots of relaxed volunteers who were ready for bed! One of the volunteers, Sam King, expressed her thanks in an email sent that night, “Thank you so much for tonight! [We] enjoyed ourselves and totally felt appreciated.”

Region 3 staff wants to thank every single volunteer for the hard work and dedication they have shown this year and every year!

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

Helping out our Hometown Hero

Submitted by Laura Ainsworth

Pueblo

Pueblo & Southeastern CO

Last year, Troop 33418 picked Colorado State Patrol as our Hometown Hero. We heard that they do a teddy bear program, which the troopers carry in their vehicles to give to children when in an accident or any other bad situations. When we took the cookies to them, the girls decided to help put some of the teddy bears together for them. They had so much fun and enjoyment doing this for other children. I am amazed how our girls think of other children beside themselves.

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

Volunteer Spotlight: Kristi Martinez

Girl Scouts of Colorado is celebrating extraordinary volunteers throughout the state in honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month. Kristi Martinez of Pueblo in the Pueblo and Southeastern CO region is a shining example of the wonderful role Girl Scout volunteers play in the lives of girls and our community.

GSCO asked Kristi 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 chose to become a volunteer when my daughter started kindergarten. My mother was my Girl Scout troop leader for many years when I was a child, and it was so fun and rewarding for both of us, I wanted that same experience with my own daughter.

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

I’ve been part of the troop leadership team for my Girl Scout troop for five years. This year, I also took on the service unit cookie manager role for the first time, which was so fun! 

What have you learned as a Girl Scout volunteer?

I’ve learned so much about facilitating fun and memorable experiences for girls of all ages during my time as a Girl Scout volunteer. I continue to learn so much about collaboration, communication, and what it takes to be a role model for girls. 

What do you hope girls have learned from you?

It is my greatest hope that girls have learned the value of volunteerism and sisterhood from me. Every hug, conversation, and experience I have with my amazing troop of girls brings me so much joy and I hope they know this!

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 absolutely helped me become a G.I.R.L.! Volunteering with Girl Scouts constantly reminds me of my personal dreams and reinforces me to go after what I want. I’d love to start my own nonprofit someday to address issues within my community, and Girl Scout volunteering, through its programming and activities has helped me realize that I can absolutely reach that dream.

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

Uncover the mysteries of Colorado’s Pueblo communities

Want to experience a Destination, but not quite ready to travel out of the state? You are in luck! This year, GSUSA is hosting an AMAZING Destination in Cortez from June 30- July 6, 2019.

Join archaeologists at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez to take part in hands-on fieldwork. You’ll help excavate great houses on a site located nearby on private land. When you’re not busy digging into the past of ancestral Pueblo great houses, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the Four Corners region of the American Southwest, going to restaurants, museums, and sites such as Hovenweep National Monument, the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, and Mesa Verde National Park.

On the day you arrive, researchers will conduct an orientation and brief you on the work you’ll be doing. Fieldwork will begin on the second day, where you will:

  • Excavate ancient households and public architecture: Most days, you’ll arrive at the dig immediately after breakfast and spend much of the day working with hand trowels, brooms, buckets, and screens to remove and identify artifacts and other archaeological finds. Your work may focus on the excavation of homes, middens (trash deposits), and the great houses.
  • Survey for future excavation sites: Help with remote sensing surveys that identify likely areas of archaeological significance. Remote sensing tools are used to identify features beneath the ground that may have been overlooked by standard survey techniques.
  • Survey for future excavation sites: Excavate a site of the ancient Pueblo II community.
  • Lab Analysis: Process artifacts recovered from excavations—pottery, lithics (stone tools), ground stone, and animal bone—which includes washing, sorting, cataloging, and labeling them.

In the evenings, you’ll head back to the field station for dinner and time to relax. Additionally, you may attend programs, including an introduction to research at Crow Canyon, presentation by staff archaeologists, and guest lectures on current research in Southwestern archaeology.

Find more information and apply by March 31, 2019: http://forgirls.girlscouts.org/travel/archaeology-culture-uncovering-the-mysteries-of-colorados-pueblo-communities/

Pueblo Girl Scouts sold more than 10,000 packages of cookies

Submitted by Kylee Watada

Pueblo & Southeastern CO

Pueblo

Our troop worked hard to sell cookies. We sold cookies to help our local DSS. We are working to make backpacks with essential supplies for our youth in foster care and DSS custody. We are also trying to earn enough money to go to camp and Great Wolf Lodge.

Pueblo firefighters stopped at two of our booths to help us out. These girls are true go-getters and are making Pueblo proud!

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

Uniform to Uniform: Girl Scout Junior meets Pueblo Police Officer

Submitted by Elaina H.

Pueblo & Southeastern CO

Pueblo

Girl Scout Junior Brooklynn was hosting a cookie booth at Walmart in Pueblo when she saw a local police officer. Brooklynn approached the officer and asked if she like to buy some cookies. Afterwards, they compared uniforms!

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

Uniform to Uniform: Pueblo Girl Scouts with Pueblo Firefighters

Submitted by Kylee Watada

Pueblo & Southeastern CO

Pueblo

Our Girl Scouts are our working hard to support our community. They are selling cookies to make backpacks for our local foster children. Our local fire department stopped by our cookie booth to support our girls.

These girls are real go-getters. They have all almost met their goals and have continued to work hard.

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