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Power of cookie: Helping others

Submitted by Sara Novogoratz

Northern & Northeastern Colorado

What has Troop 70160  done with the money they earned from selling Girl Scout Cookies? A LOT!

This past year, the girls helped fix things in their school’s garden.  Two years ago, they helped a girl in their troop who had extensive medical bills from her cancer treatment.

Girls have also donated packages of Girl Scout Cookies to the Salvation Army. They had never received packages in Fort Collins before! They also donated packages of cookies to Reflections for Youth in Loveland.

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Troop 51727 donates to local Salvation Army

Submitted by Cricket Hawkins

Vail

Mountain Communities

Eagle Valley Troop 51727 hosted their 3rd annual Mother Daughter on Nov 8 at Larkspur Restaurant in Vail. The tea was a huge success with over 130 guests enjoying locally made desserts. The troop raised $1,738 to purchase items for the Vail Valley Salvation Army! Way to go girls – we are so proud of you!

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Cadette Troop 3940 had a great year dedicated to helping the community

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Submitted by Jodee Cronk
Grand Junction

Our Girl Scout Year
Cadette Troop 3940 had a big year, most of it dedicated to helping our community and spreading the word about Girl Scouts. To start out our year, we made and served dinner at Homeward Bound homeless shelter. To honor Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday, we bought baby gifts and a Daisy smock and made a basket for the first girl born in Grand Junction on Oct. 31. Then, we wrapped more than 200 Christmas presents that were donated by community members for kids who otherwise might not have had Christmas presents. We also chose a 12-year-old girl from the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree and purchased everything on her Christmas wish list. We have also volunteered at Canyon View Vineyard Church in the nurseries. We even spent an evening babysitting for a Mom’s Night Out. During cookie season, we had 117 boxes of cookies donated for the military. We mailed them to the 62nd Engineering Battalion in Afghanistan. We learned a lot while volunteering in our community and it made us feel good to give back.

We also helped spread the word about Girl Scouts. Our troop was asked to give a presentation to the United Way panel about the Troop Pathway. We talked about what Girl Scouts means to us and what we have accomplished. During cookie season, we were interviewed on KAFM radio and by KKCO news. We had the chance to talk about our goals and all that we have learned selling cookies. Also, a reporter from KJCT came to our cookie booth and we talked about how Girl Scouts and cookie sales inspire us to do great things and teach us valuable skills that we will need throughout our lives. We also spent a Saturday morning collecting food for the Kids’ Backpack program that provides kids in need with food for evenings and weekends. Then, for our Take Action Project, we wrote and illustrated a coloring book for younger Girl Scouts about how to prevent bullying.

We think that we had a good year. It is fun doing things for other people. Our experiences helped us to realize how good our lives are and how fortunate we are. Without Girl Scouts, we may never have had these opportunities.

By Cadette Troop 3940 (Anela, Anne, Bridget, Grace, Kamryn, Olivia, Riley, and Syvannah)

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How to help the High Park Fire Victims

We are starting to hear from Girl Scouts wanting to know how they can help the victims of the High Park fire burning in Northern Colorado. Area organizations who are helping the victims are asking for monetary donations only. If you are interested in making a donation, here are some organizations to consider. Please remember Girl Scouts can’t raise funds for other organizations, but can make donations from Girl Scout troop treasuries or from personal funds.

Red Cross

Salvation Army

Larimer Humane Society

Community Foundation of Northern Colorado