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Girl Scout Gold Award candidate helps teens with celiac disease

Girl Scout Gold Award candidate Emma G. of Arvada started a support group for teens with celiac disease. Dr. Mary Shull of Children’s Hospital Colorado is helping Emma earn the highest honor in Girl Scouts. Watch their story with Reporter Karen Morfitt and Photojournalist Mark Neitro of CBS4 Denver/KCNC-TV here: https://denver.cbslocal.com/2019/03/12/support-group-children-celiac-disease/

The Denver Celiac Support group will hold a Celiac panel discussion on Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Belmar Library in Lakewood.

Silver Award project: Care Cabinet

Girl Scout Cadettes Katie and Maddie of Northglenn are building what they call a “Care Cabinet” to be placed in their community. The “Care Cabinet” is similar to a Free Little Library. However, instead of stocking their cabinet with books, Katie and Maddie plan to fill it with personal hygiene items, non-perishable foods, and other items that might help someone experiencing homelessness. Through this project, the girls hope to earn the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest honor for Girl Scout Cadettes.

The Girl Scouts and their project were featured on Fox31/KDVR-TV in Denver. Watch the story here:  https://kdvr.com/2019/03/07/local-girl-scouts-using-cookie-proceeds-to-help-people-experiencing-homelessness/

Cooking with Girl Scout Cookies at Standley Lake High School

In addition to being a Girl Scouts of Colorado Media Star, Girl Scout Senior Rhianna D. of  Westminster is a Pro Start student, a professional culinary prep program, at Standley Lake High School.  This year, GSCO challenged Media Stars statewide to come up with fun and creative ways to spread the word about the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Together, Rhianna and her teacher, Danielle McCracken, came up with the idea for a “Cooking with Girl Scout Cookies” competition. There were five groups of students who developed recipes using Girl Scout Cookies. The goal was to picture and share both the final product as a whole and the product plated (like for a restaurant).

Check out the recipes for these delicious desserts here:

Cooking with Girl Scout Cookies 1

Cooking with Girl Scout Cookies 2

 

 

Bronze Award Girl Scouts featured on CBS4/KCNC-TV

Girl Scout Juniors from Troop 60900 in Centennial recently talked with CBS Denver about their Bronze Award project. They held a collection drive to benefit Peace, Love & Paws and help people and animals experiencing homelessness. Watch their story on “Together with Karen Leigh:” https://denver.cbslocal.com/2019/03/01/together-with-karen-leigh-show-3-1-3-3/

Highlands Ranch Girl Scouts donate cookies to Douglas County Search and Rescue

Highlands Ranch Girl Scouts (and sisters) Reagan and Camryn P. donated 24 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to Douglas County Search and Rescue as a thank you for all they do for the community. A representative from Douglas County Search and Rescue visited the girls at their cookie booth at King Soopers on Sunday, February 24, 2019 to collect the cookies.

Customers purchased these cookies from Reagan and Camryn’s troop as part of Girl Scouts’ Hometown Heroes program. Making the world a better place is central to the Girl Scout mission. During the Girl Scout Cookie Program, Girl Scouts honor the non-profit organizations, food banks, military, and uniformed personnel who are so important to the community. Through Hometown Heroes/Gift of Caring program, customers have the opportunity to purchase a package of cookies to donate to Girl Scouts’ heroes – a perfect solution for those who choose to resist the tempting treats! Girls learn about the invaluable work of their recipients by taking tours, learning about careers in public service, and helping with service projects. All Hometown Heroes/Gift of Caring purchases may be eligible for a tax deduction. 

A special thanks to CBS4/KCNC-TV and Fox31/KDVR-TV for joining Girl Scouts for the event and sharing the sisters’ story with their viewers.

Girl Scouts gather at Children’s Hospital Colorado to bring hope to cancer patients

Dozens of Girl Scouts, family, and friends joined Girl Scout Brownie Elena V.  for the second annual “Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams” at Children’s Colorado on Saturday,  February 9, 2019. Elena battled leukemia for four years and won! Now that she has been cancer-free for three years, she wants to give back to children who are still fighting.  While this event has always been held on a night with frigid temperatures, Elena’s dedication has never wavered. “Cancer doesn’t care if it is snowing. Cancer doesn’t stop if it is snowing,” Elena said.

Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams is designed to show patients and their families they are not alone. Pediatric patients shine flashlights from the hospital windows and look for community members standing outside the hospital to flash them back. It only takes a few minutes, but means a great deal to young patients and families.  Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams was created by the Beaumont Children’s Pediatric Family Advisory Council at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.

When asked why she wanted to do this event, Elena wrote, “Many children get diagnosed with cancer and when you get cancer sometimes you have to stay at the hospital. I remember when I had cancer and I had to stay in the hospital, I loved to play in the playroom with Play Dough. Sometimes when you stay at the hospital, you can walk around and go to the playroom, but sometimes, like when your fever is going up and down, you can’t even leave your room. It feels sad when you are stuck in your room or when you have to stay at the hospital for a long time. By doing this event, I want to support the kids that have cancer. I want them to know that they can get through it too. I want to give them hope.”

A special thanks to CBS4/KCNC-TV and 9News/KUSA-TV for joining Girl Scouts for this year’s event and sharing Elena’s story with their viewers.

G.I.R.L. Media Stars spread the word about Girl Scout Cookie time

From television to radio to newspapers and even social media, Girl Scouts of Colorado Media Stars have been working hard to spread the word about the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program and all the amazing things Girl Scouts do with their cookie money.

From Grand Junction to Colorado Springs to Greeley and Denver, here are a few media interviews featuring GSCO G.I.R.L. Media Stars.

January 25, 2019

Media Stars Katie and Bella were interviewed by 97.5 FM The Party in Denver.

Reporter Jeff Todd of CBS4 Denver/KCNC-TV stopped by the “Go for Bold” cookie rally in Northglenn to see how Girl Scouts get ready to greet cookie customers.

January 30, 2019

Media Star Chloe stopped by Jammin’ 101.5 FM and FLO 107.1 FM in Denver. She was interviewed live, on-air about the Girl Scout Cookie Program. 

January 31, 2019

Chloe and her mom/troop leader, Jennifer Shroyer, also talked with Andrea Flores on the CBS Denver (CBS4/KCNC-TV) morning show about the Girl Scout Cookie Program and how their troop uses cookie money to make our world a better place. 

Later that morning, Media Stars Lizzy, Bella, and Amanda appeared on Fox31/KDVR-TV to talk about Girl Scout Cookies with Kirk Yuhnke and Sam Boik.

February 2, 2019

Katie of Littleton was interviewed by Denver7/KMGH-TV in January about about the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Her interview aired the morning before the program kicked off.

Media Stars Katie and Bianca woke up bright and early on Cookie Delivery Day to talk live, on-air with Fox31/KDVR-TV. Later, the girls were interviewed by CBS4/KCNC-TV and Denver7/KMGH-TV.

NewsChannel11/KKCO-TV in Western Colorado visited one of GSCO’s delivery sites in Grand Junction and interviewed Faith about how selling Girl Scout Cookies has helped her gain confidence.

February 3, 2019

Media Stars Zoe, Peyton, and Nicole, along with two Girl Scout Brownies, woke up early to play Face the Cookie and talk about the Girl Scout Cookie Program with Fox21 News/KXRM-TV.

Later in the day, Zoe was interviewed by Fox21 News/KXRM-TV once again. This time, she talked about the importance of the Hometown Hero program.

Media Star McKenzie in Grand Junction was interviewed by KREX-TV/Fox4 about the first day of the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

In Greeley, Paige chatted with The Greeley Tribune while hosting a My Sale at a popular wings restaurant.

February 4, 2019

Aimee, Makayla, and Bianca talked about the Girl Scout Cookie Program and shared their favorite cookie recipes with Corey Rose and Amelia Earhart of 9NEWS/KUSA-TV.

Colorado Community Media interviewed Media Stars from throughout the Metro Denver region about the cookie program. The article ran in all of the company’s newspapers.

Media Stars are recruited every fall, typically in August and September. If you know a girl interested in being a Media Star, please contact Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper. 

Girls learn “Secrets to Success” from Western Colorado businesswomen

More than 80 girls in grades 6-12 from Western Colorado gathered on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Colorado Mesa University for Secrets to Success. The event  gave girls the unique opportunity to connect with professional women in a variety of career fields in a speed-dating format, giving them a unique opportunity to learn directly from incredible women. Girls personally engaged with more than 20 women leaders in the fields of technology, law, healthcare, finance, skilled trades, entrepreneurship and more, learning from role models that will help them become our future business and community leaders. This event joined today’s leaders with the next generation, to share their expertise and provide inspiration for success.

Reporter Star Harvey with Fox5/KREX-TV also attended the event. Watch her story here: https://www.westernslopenow.com/news/local-news/girls-learn-secrets-to-success-from-women-leaders/1729325083?fbclid=IwAR08kzHzJRHzKmcTg7TIybI77RdUwoB4iW4MoOXdbQ3lqCy6sUM6pGUR04U

Special thanks to event sponsors Alpine Bank, Colorado Mesa University, and AT&T.

 

 

“Go for Bold” cookie rally

Nearly 200 Girl Scouts, volunteers, and parents gathered on Friday, January 25, 2019 for the “Go for Bold” cookie rally at Northglenn Christian Church in Northglenn. Activities for the evening focused on helping younger Girl Scouts learn the 5 Skills. They included:

  • Obstacle course to practice money management
  • Mock cookie booth to practice talking to customers
  • Corn hole and mystery headband games to test Girl Scout cookie knowledge
  • Craft station to make a chart to track cookie goals
  • Cookie tasting station to try the cookies and vote for your favorite

Reporter Jeff Todd and a photographer for CBS4/KCNC-TV in Denver also attended the cookie rally. To watch the story, click this link: https://denver.cbslocal.com/2019/01/25/girl-scouts-cookies-northglenn/

A special thanks to the Cadettes of Troop 66742, troop leader  Jordan Cadena, and the entire leadership team for “The Woods” service unit for hosting such an awesome event.

Silver Award project: Installing Little Free Libraries at community parks

Submitted by Hailey and Megan T.

Western Colorado

Grand Junction

We love reading and wanted to share that with our community. As Girl Scouts, we decided to make this our Silver Award project and partnered with Grand Junction Parks and Recreation. We started with a Little Free Library at Lincoln Park playground. We designed, built, and installed the Little Free Library on Earth Day 2018. The theme was trees because it went with the tree theme at Lincoln Park playground. Then, Grand Junction Parks and Rec asked us to build another Little Free Library at another city park, Canyon View, and we agreed. We kept the same design for the most part, but had a sports theme for this library because it fits in with the theme of sports at this park. We learned a lot from this experience including woodworking skills, patience, and time management. We really enjoy reading, so this was a great opportunity for us to help the community read more and earn our Silver Award.

News Channel 11/KKCO-TV in Grand Junction even featured our project on one of their broadcasts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwA_-jxga-E

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