Tag Archives: Pueblo

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

Pueblo G.I.R.L.s learn about first aid and Girl Scouts

Pueblo Girl Scouts, along with friends, gathered on Friday, January 25, 2019 for a special “Try Girl Scouts” event with a first aid theme. Current Girl Scouts were encouraged to attend to earn their “First Aid” badge AND bring a friend who might also like to become a Girl Scout. There were door prizes for girls who brought friends and for girls who registered to be a Girl Scouts.

At each of the event’s four stations, girls learned how proper first aid can help them become a G.I.R.L.

  • Go-getter- How to use a first aid kit
  • Innovator- Make your own first aid kit
  • Risk-taker- How to build shelters and find water and edible plants in the wild in Colorado
  • Leader- Classes to get certified in first aid and babysitting with ARC through Girl Scouts of Colorado

A special thanks to the seven older Girl Scouts and their leaders who helped run the stations.

Junior “Habitat” Badge Day at Pueblo Zoo

Girl Scout Juniors (4th and 5th grade) are invited to Pueblo Zoo on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. to work on their “Habitat” badge. Girls will complete all requirements for the Habitat Badge. The badge will not be provided at the event. You are welcome to stay and explore the zoo for the day after this event is over.

Pueblo Zoo is an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited facility covering 25 acres in Pueblo City Park. It is home to more than 500 animals representing 125 different species from around the world. Education outreach programs serve nearly every elementary school in Pueblo County, reaching thousands of children each year.

Register online:

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

The registration deadline is Tuesday, March 19.

This is not a drop off event. All girls must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader. Adult to girl safety ratios for events must be met. Girls attending with a troop leader must bring completed parent permission forms for a Girl Scout activity that troop leaders should retain for their records.

Earning the “First Aid” badge

Submitted by Samantha King

Pueblo & Southeastern CO

Pueblo

Girl Scouts in Pueblo West had fun learning hands-on first aid at a recent workshop held by Service Unit 338. Girl Scouts spoke to an RN and a representative from Red Cross. They learned about 911, wound care, CPR, what to do if someone is choking, and what steps to take in an emergency situation. All girls had fun, earned a badge, learned important skills, and left the workshop able to better help the community and people around them.

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

Troop 35159 meets the Killer Queens

Submitted by Samantha King

Pueblo & Southeastern CO

Pueblo

Troop 35159 from Pueblo West enjoyed an awesome girl empowering night at the roller derby. This was a first for the Girl Scouts and they enjoyed every minute! They loved the meet and greet with the Killer Queens and can’t wait to attend again.

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