Tag Archives: Pueblo

Hometown Hero Cookies for Police Officers and Firefighters

 

Submitted by Destani Barnes

Pueblo & Southeastern CO

Pueblo

Troop 35131 collected more than 400 packages of Girl Scout Cookies and delivered them to the different fire stations and police stations throughout Pueblo and Pueblo West. The Girl Scouts wanted to let our first responders know just how grateful they are for their service.

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.

Troop 30038: Silver Ticket Winner

Submitted by Dean Parrish

Pueblo and Southeastern CO

Pueblo

My Girl Scout (Emma) and I were putting our troop cookie order away and found a silver ticket in a case in of Do-si-dos. Our troop is working hard this year and for the first time, we have two girls over a 1,000 packages

Troop Goal: 3,500

Hometown Hero: Parkview Hospital nurses

Girl Scout troops statewide have found golden, silver, and bronze tickets in cases of cookies that they picked up at area cupboards since the beginning of March! More tickets are out there. Check your cases of cookies when you pick up your Hometown Hero cookies. Learn more here. The last day to pick up Hometown Hero cookies from cupboards is March 24.

Troop 35144: Silver Ticket Winner

Submitted by Andrea H.

Pueblo and Southeastern CO

Pueblo

My sister and I are both Brownies. It’s our third year in Girl Scouts with Troop 35144. We LOVE being in Girl Scouts, especially earning badges and selling Girl Scout Cookies. We weren’t sure how cookie season was going to go this year because of the pandemic, but we worked hard at selling cookies and increased our goals twice. We sold cookies with our Digital Cookie websites, walked our neighborhood, sold door-to-door on Super Bowl weekend, sold at three booths, and even did a virtual cookie booth online. We wore masks, social distanced, and made contactless deliveries. We picked up one extra case of Thin Mints for some last minute sales, and that’s when we found the Silver Ticket! Thank you!

Troop Goal: 400 packages per girl

Hometown Hero: Local healthcare workers

Girl Scout troops statewide have found golden, silver, and bronze tickets in cases of cookies that they picked up at area cupboards since the beginning of March! More tickets are out there. Check your cases of cookies if you pick up an extra case or two this weekend for last minute orders or when you pick up your Hometown Hero cookies. Learn more here.

Have Fun and Learn to Bake Cookies from Scratch

Submitted by Jessenia Sanchez

Pueblo & Southeastern CO

Pueblo

This is a FREE event. Troop leader and Pastry Chef Jessenia invites you to come learn to bake cookies from scratch on November 7, 2020 beginning at 5 p.m. This will be a virtual meeting in which girls can follow along!

Register here: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/from_scratch_in_pueb.html 

What a perfect time of year to show your family and friends your baking skills. You could do a cookie exchange with your friends or family for the holidays or just bake cookies for fun because they are delicious! Girls participating in this session will learn food safety, how to properly measure ingredients, how to store your baked items, oven/hot item safety, and lastly, how to bake cookies!

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.

Make New Friends Kindergarten Series – Mountain & Pueblo Communities

You want the brightest future possible for your girl, and we’re here to stand with you every step of the way. Sign her up for Make New Friends—a fun, four-part online series designed to boost your girl’s social skills and self-confidence while she learns to focus and thrive in a classroom or virtual setting.

We will have two Four Part series; all are between 5pm-5:30pm. Here are the days and registration links:

For July 28, 30, August 4, 6 series : visit our link to register: https://bit.ly/2CGN3s7

For August 10, 11, 12, 13 series: visit our link to register: https://bit.ly/3jtKY3l

Session 1: Launch into Literacy – Join us for storytime while we teach her how to listen to a story, identify major characters, settings, and plotlines.

Session 2: Shoot for the Stars- Use your senses to process the world around them, practice reasoning, and problem-solving skills.

Session 3: Spring into Science- Learn by doing and explore the world around you.

Session 4: Dreaming about Success- Explore emotions and learn how to achieve your dreams.

Questions? Contact Carole.Vowell@gscolorado.org; 720-450-4199 (Mountain Communities) or Luanne.Maez@gscolorado.org; 719-225-7302 (Pueblo area)

Make New Friends Kindergarten Series – Mountain & Pueblo Communities

You want the brightest future possible for your girl, and we’re here to stand with you every step of the way. Sign her up for Make New Friends—a fun, four-part online series designed to boost your girl’s social skills and self-confidence while she learns to focus and thrive in a classroom or virtual setting.

We will have two Four Part series; all are between 5pm-5:30pm. Here are the days and registration links:

For July 28, 30, August 4, 6 series : visit our link to register: https://bit.ly/2CGN3s7

For August 10, 11, 12, 13 series: visit our link to register: https://bit.ly/3jtKY3l

Session 1: Launch into Literacy – Join us for storytime while we teach her how to listen to a story, identify major characters, settings, and plotlines.

Session 2: Shoot for the Stars- Use your senses to process the world around them, practice reasoning, and problem-solving skills.

Session 3: Spring into Science- Learn by doing and explore the world around you.

Session 4: Dreaming about Success- Explore emotions and learn how to achieve your dreams.

Questions? Contact Carole.Vowell@gscolorado.org; 720-450-4199 (Mountain Communities) or Luanne.Maez@gscolorado.org; 719-225-7302 (Pueblo area)

Make New Friends Kindergarten Series – Mountain & Pueblo Communities

You want the brightest future possible for your girl, and we’re here to stand with you every step of the way. Sign her up for Make New Friends—a fun, four-part online series designed to boost your girl’s social skills and self-confidence while she learns to focus and thrive in a classroom or virtual setting.

We will have two Four Part series; all are between 5pm-5:30pm. Here are the days and registration links:

For July 28, 30, August 4, 6 series : visit our link to register: https://bit.ly/2CGN3s7

For August 10, 11, 12, 13 series: visit our link to register: https://bit.ly/3jtKY3l

Session 1: Launch into Literacy – Join us for storytime while we teach her how to listen to a story, identify major characters, settings, and plotlines.

Session 2: Shoot for the Stars- Use your senses to process the world around them, practice reasoning, and problem-solving skills.

Session 3: Spring into Science- Learn by doing and explore the world around you.

Session 4: Dreaming about Success- Explore emotions and learn how to achieve your dreams.

Questions? Contact Carole.Vowell@gscolorado.org; 720-450-4199 (Mountain Communities) or Luanne.Maez@gscolorado.org; 719-225-7302 (Pueblo area)

Make New Friends Kindergarten Series – Mountain & Pueblo Communities

You want the brightest future possible for your girl, and we’re here to stand with you every step of the way. Sign her up for Make New Friends—a fun, four-part online series designed to boost your girl’s social skills and self-confidence while she learns to focus and thrive in a classroom or virtual setting.

We will have two Four Part series; all are between 5pm-5:30pm. Here are the days and registration links:

For July 28, 30, August 4, 6 series : visit our link to register: https://bit.ly/2CGN3s7

For August 10, 11, 12, 13 series: visit our link to register: https://bit.ly/3jtKY3l

Session 1: Launch into Literacy – Join us for storytime while we teach her how to listen to a story, identify major characters, settings, and plotlines.

Session 2: Shoot for the Stars- Use your senses to process the world around them, practice reasoning, and problem-solving skills.

Session 3: Spring into Science- Learn by doing and explore the world around you.

Session 4: Dreaming about Success- Explore emotions and learn how to achieve your dreams.

Questions? Contact Carole.Vowell@gscolorado.org; 720-450-4199 (Mountain Communities) or Luanne.Maez@gscolorado.org; 719-225-7302 (Pueblo area)

Volunteer Spotlight: Laura Ainsworth

Girl Scouts of Colorado is celebrating extraordinary volunteers throughout the state in honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month. Laura Ainsworth 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 Laura 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?

Personally, I was not planning to be a Girl Scout volunteer and I was never involved in Girl Scouts growing up. My daughter started the troop because her daughter (my granddaughter) was in two council-ran troops that disbanded and she wanted to continue in Girl Scouts. I used to help my daughter plan the meetings and come up with activities for the girls to do. In the meantime, I got tired of the patches coming off my granddaughter’s vest and fixing them, so I decided to put them on and sew them, so that they did not come off. I offered my services to the other parents in the troop to do this also for their girls, which I continue to do to present. I also do embroidery work, so I make some of the fun patches for the girls to save the troop money. The second year, I became a back up leader, but did not attend much meetings. My daughter left half way through the year, but I continued to help the troop and by the end of the year one of the leaders was moving up with her daughter because no one was trained in Juniors. At that point, the troop was only Daisy and Brownies. I also help balance the checkbook for them and helped them straighten out the cookies and how to put stuff  in eBudde for them. The other leader stopped helping, so I stepped up and helped Laurice and from that point on I have been in the forefront working with the girls as a leader. I have stayed with the troop even though my granddaughter did come back and has left the troop since. 

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

The different roles I have done in Girl Scout is I am a leader, work with the girls on their badges and Journeys; order badges and Journeys; put on the badges on their vests;  plan field trips; manage our troop Facebook account; fall product program manager; troop cookie manager; set up cookie booths; keep track of the bank account; balance the checkbook, which we have an open policy that the girls and parents can look at anytime they want too. I am also a co-signer on the bank account for our service unit bank account and I also balance that checkbook.

What have you learned as a Girl Scout volunteer?

I am normally a shy and quiet person, but I have become a more outgoing, vocal person and willing to try new things.

What do you hope girls have learned from you?

We have a troop with half outspoken girls and half shy and quiet girls. By relating how my experiences were growing up to how I am now, the girls have learned they can accomplish anything they put their minds to. I also hope they have learned to have moral values that they can live by the rest of their lives, which is pretty much the Girl Scout Promise and Law. I also hope they have learned to never stop learning because if you do, you will stop growing into a better person.

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

  • Learning to speak up, take chances, try new things, and set an example to let the girls know that I am nervous at trying something new, but if I can do it they can do it also.
  • We learn from each other and grow together.
  • Never be afraid to say you don’t know something.
  • Try to find the answer.
  • Don’t be afraid to listen to the girls because you can learn from them. just as they learn from you.
  • Don’t be afraid to let your hair down and be goofy and silly like them.
  • Have fun!

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

The nomination deadline for 2020 Volunteer Recognition Awards is April 30. GSCO invites members statewide to take this opportunity to recognize an outstanding volunteer by nominating them for a Volunteer Recognition Award. Nominators are responsible for ensuring enough endorsements are submitted to support their nomination of a volunteer for an award. Your volunteer support specialist can check nomination and endorsement submissions for you. Learn more.