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Girl Scout Teddy Bear Toss with Metro State Hockey

Join us for the Girl Scout Teddy Bear Toss with Metro State University Hockey, Saturday, December 2, 2017. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited to cheer on the Roadrunners as they take on the CU Buffs. The game will start at 3:45 p.m. and will be played at the Ice Center at the Promenade in Westminster, the Roadrunners’ home ice. Come early for door prize drawings.

Bring a bear for the teddy bear toss! Everyone is encouraged a bring a teddy bear or other stuffed animal to toss on the ice when Metro State makes their first goal. Bears must be clean, preferably new and brought in plastic bags to prevent them from getting dirty when tossed on the rink floor. Bears will be donated to the Ronald McDonald Houses of Denver and Aurora. Feel free to bring more than one bear. Let’s fill the rink’s floor!

Cost is $1 and a teddy bear or other stuffed animal per person. Cost without a bear is $5/person. To register, please email Victoria Fedorco at  msuvictoriaf@gmail.com with your troop number, number of Girl Scouts, adults and siblings, leader name and contact. Victoria will respond with instructions on where to mail payment and instructions for the day. Checks made out to MSU Hockey are the preferred payment. PayPal payments are available upon request -just note this in your email subject line. Please purchase tickets early as the rink has limited space and we think this may fill quickly.

Our event organizer, Victoria Fedorco, earned her Gold Award this past year and continues to volunteer to create great events like this for our Girl Scouts. A big thank you goes to Victoria! Questions? Please contact Victoria Fedorco at  msuvictoriaf@gmail.com.

Tessa’s Cookie Story

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Submitted by Tessa Baker

Lone Tree

Denver Metro

Hi. My name is Tessa from Junior Troop 59 in Lone Tree and this is my Cookie Story.

Our troop cookie goals are tent camping and canoeing at Horsetooth Reservoir, as well as hotel camping this year.

Our Hometown Hero Cookies are being donated to Ronald McDonald House near Childrens Hospital. We will be cooking and serving breakfast when delivering our cookie donations.

I am becoming more comfortable about talking to customers. My math with counting money and counting back change to customers has improved.

I have enjoyed practicing speed cup stacking and performing this at our cookie booths this year in front of customers.

Thank you for reading my Cookie Story!

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

What started as a community project, taught them about themselves too

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Submitted by Michelle Buchanan

Colorado Springs

Pikes Peak

Junior Girl Scout Troop 40894 set out at the beginning of the year uncertain which goals to pursue this year. After a tour of the Ronald McDonald House of Southern Colorado, it became obvious the troop had a desire to help other young children. This year, the girls set out to help the House and each girl made 2 quilts (1 boy, 1 girl), and enlisted the help of parents and other family members.

In addition, they used cookie sales to generate funds for the quilt fabric and supplies, and dubbed the RMH their Hometown Hero beneficiary this year (collecting 55 boxes of donated cookies). They also learned how saving pop tops directly helps to fund the House, and donated ~2.5 pounds of pop tops. They also made gingerbread houses at Christmas and donated them to the House to help the House that Love Built feel more like home during the holidays. The girls also applied their Journey and other badges they earned throughout the year as they studied and prepared for this project. The troop donated over $650 in goods to the Ronald McDonald House this year.

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

Brownie Troop 1625 donates 170 boxes of cookies to Ronald McDonald house of Southern Colorado

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Submitted by Nicole Ellison

Monument

Pikes Peak

We are a first time selling Brownie troop from Monument. Our Hometown Hero this year was Ronald McDonald house of Southern Colorado. The girls did a dinner fundraiser with McDonalds and raised 50 boxes alone that night. Combined all 14 girls donated 170 boxes of cookies. We went to deliver the cookies and received a tour of the house. After the tour the troop now is working on more projects to help Ronald McDonald House, each girl is excited to give back and to see what little parts each can do to help.

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

Girl Scout Daisies make lunch for Ronald McDonald House residents

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Submitted by Christina Bontempo
Denver

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Daisies made lunch for the residents of the Ronald McDonald House in Denver on Saturday, May 11. The girls chose RMH as their service action project and used funds raised by cookie sales to purchase lunch items. They made sandwiches and served fresh fruit and learned about the families who can stay at RMH for free while their children are in area hospitals.

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

Woodland Park Girl Scout Juniors complete Bronze with Ronald McDonald House projects

Submitted by Amy DeLarm
Troop 255

Girl Scout Juniors Troop 255 of Woodland Park, recently completed their Bronze Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can earn. The Bronze Award requires the girls to express their leadership and planning skills as they follow through on their selected project, which is aimed at benefiting the community. Troop 255 demonstrated its commitment to helping others and helping the community by working with the Ronald McDonald House of Colorado Springs, which is a nonprofit organization that provides a home away from home for families whose children are seriously ill and hospitalized. Troop 255 has been working with the Ronald McDonald House since Daisies by collecting pop tops.

Troop 255 are group of wonderful, adventurous, young leaders and they are: Taylor A., Hanna C., Saralyn C., Ashley D., Tess K., Jaclyn K., Emily H., Maia P., Autumn P., Tabatha R. and Reagan W.

Starting in November 2010, the girls began learning about different types of wood for building and built five flower boxes that are now placed on the front porch and walkway leading into the Ronald McDonald House. In conjunction with earning their sewing badge and using a sewing machine, for many the first time, Troop 255 made care packages for the children who are staying in the house while their sibling is in the hospital. The girls then also hand-sewed teddy bears to match their care packages and stuffed the packages with handmade activity books and toys to help keep the children occupied. Working side by side with their elementary schools, Columbine and Gateway in Woodland Park, a donation drive was set up every morning for one week at their schools. Troop 255 collected more than $

500 in toiletry items, food items and cleaning supplies for the house. A 4’x3’ mural was designed, drawn and painted by all of the girls and depicted a scene of “Wishes of Hope and Love” that now hangs and brightens a hallway of the family living quarters at the house. On April 30, 2011, Troop 255 delivered all of these items, plus 25 pounds of pop tops, to the Ronald McDonald House and hosted a dinner for the families and volunteers of the house complete with a baked ziti dinner, table decorations and music.

Way to go Troop 255! You all are awesome!

Five girls in Troop 841 earn Bronze

Five girls in Troop 841 based in Littleton have earned their Bronze Award. The girls spent the year learning about serving others and cooking. For their project, they decided to cook a meal for the families at Ronald McDonald House in Aurora. Throughout the year they planned the meal and learned how they can serve others. They chose a recipe, determined how much food to buy to serve 70, shopped, prepared and served the food to the families. They also cleaned up.

The girls had to work together to make decisions during the project. They had to be considerate of each other and the families they cooked for. They showed caring with the time, thought and effort put into the meal. They chose to use the money they earned from cookie sales to fund the event. They were excited to be helping others.

Congratulations to Shaelee, Amber, Evalynn, Jocelynn and Kate.