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Think you know Girl Scouts? Think again!

Disappointed by the way Girl Scouts are often portrayed in the media or viewed by the public, Naomi Allen, a go-getter from Grand Junction, took the lead to set the record straight. She wrote the following letter to the editor of her local newspaper, The Daily Sentinel. The letter was published both online and in the paper’s printed edition.

Portrayal of Girl Scouts in editorial was off base

I wanted to point out misinformation in your editorial about the Eagle Scout award and how it relates to the Girl Scouts. I have been a Girl Scout for more than seven years, and I have learned how to tie knots, shoot arrows, taken a cyber-security class at the Grand Junction Police Department and trained with a former female Spartan athlete at Girl Scouting events.

The one and only time I have sewed anything in Girl Scouts is stuffed bears to send to Syrian refugees. Home economics is an incorrect and outdated comparison to what Girl Scouts are like today and, as an active Girl Scout, I was deeply troubled to learn that this is how Girl Scouts are viewed.

The Girl Scout Gold Award is a prestigious award, though less recognized than the Eagle Scout Award. It is an 80-hour award that must be sustainable and benefit the community. Having your Gold Award can earn scholarships, assist with college applications, and automatically puts you one rank higher in the military.

Eagle Scouts may be astronauts, CEOs and powerful politicians, but female Scouts are in positions of power all over the world. The CEO of IBM is a former Girl Scout. Sally Ride, and the majority of female astronauts were Girl Scouts. Five out of six female governors in the United States are former Girl Scouts. And cookies? I’ve sold thousands of dollars worth of cookies, learned money management skills, and cold calling selling skills. We will use that money to go to Costa Rica with my Girl Scout troop where we will be performing local service projects.

Girl Scouts aren’t just cookie-selling little girls. We are strong leaders, CEOs, astronauts, engineers, and, most importantly, we are the future.

NAOMI ALLEN
Grand Junction

CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA talks with 9News (KUSA-TV)

Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, visited Denver on the morning of Thursday, October 19, 2017. Before meeting with girls, volunteers, and supporters, she stopped by 9News (KUSA-TV) to talk with TaRhonda Thomas about why Girl Scouts is the BEST leadership organization for girls.  Here is the link to the interview: http://www.9news.com/life/girl-scouts-introduce-new-stem-focused-badges/484535809

A lifelong Girl Scout herself and former rocket scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Sylvia has held positions with some of the world’s most respected companies, including founder, president, and CEO of CommuniCard LLC, a marketing firm known for its innovative approaches to working with changing community demographics. A fierce advocate for education, Sylvia has also worked as a strategic consultant to national organizations that strive to improve outcomes with America’s rising generation of youth, as well as a national advocate for STEM education.

Celebrating National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend with KOAA-TV

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Girl Scout Media Stars Katie, Laela, and Nicole celebrated National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend with KOAA-TV in Colorado Springs on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. The girls talked about the Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program and what they plan to do with the money they earn selling cookies. After their interview on live TV, the girls were asked to appear in a Facebook live video and were given a behind-the-scenes tour.

Use this link to watch the Faceboook live interview: https://www.facebook.com/KOAA/videos/10155155239153939/?pnref=story 

Girl Scout 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 at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org. 

 

Media Stars spread the word about Girl Scout cookie time

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From television to radio to newspapers and even social media, Girl Scouts of Colorado Media Stars have been working hard to spread the news about the 2017 Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program and all the amazing things girls can do because of the cookie sale.

From Grand Junction to Pueblo to Colorado Springs to Greeley and Denver, here are a few of media interviews featuring Colorado Girl Scouts.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

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Lauren, Taylor, & Allison Ellington talked about the upcoming cookie sale with Chelsea Helms of KREX-TV in Grand Junction.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

2016 Top Seller Diana Loya told a reporter with the Pueblo Chieftain all about our new cookie and how excited she is to try it.

Girl Scouts from Greeley and Weld County were on the FRONT PAGE of the Greeley Tribune.

Friday, January 27, 2017

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Laela Peterman of Colorado Springs stopped by KKTV, so Tony Keith and Don Ward could taste-test the new S’mores cookie.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Troop Leader Melissa Ellenberger of Colorado Springs explained to Debbie Kelley of The Gazette what her daughter does with the money she earns from selling cookies.

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Troop Leader Denine Dains and her daughter Rhianna explained to CBS4 Morning News in Denver how Girl Scouts use the money they earn from selling cookies.

Fox31 Denver and Denver Channel 7 interviewed Media Stars Anna, Katie, and Mika during our annual cookie delivery at Elitch Gardens.

Media Star Bella of Windsor told the Windsor NOW that selling cookies helped her overcome her nerves.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Katie Ellenberger of Colorado Springs explained to KRDO-TV, KOAA-TV, and Fox21 News what Girl Scouts do with the money they earn from selling Girl Scout Cookies.

Girl Scouts in Western Colorado hosted a drive-thru cookie booth to kick off the 2017 sale. Both KKCO-TV and KREX-TV/Fox 4 were there and interviewed Girl Scouts.

Monday, January 30, 2017

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Thousands of listeners tuned in to 95.7FM The Party in Denver as Media Stars Anna, Katie, and Katelyn talked about the Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program. Ross Cohen of Sweet Cow Ice Cream also joined the girls to talk about the delicious new partnership between Girl Scouts of Colorado and Sweet Cow Ice Cream.

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GSCO Placement Specialist Jamie Buttermore and her daughters taste-tested the new S’mores cookie with Lauren Klenda of KREX-TV in Grand Junction.

 Girl Scout 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. 

 

 

Longmont Cadette troop finds bear tracks on a nature walk

Submitted by Adrienne Thomas

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

Recently, the Cadettes of mega Troop 70274 went on a trip to Flatirons Reservoir for the day. The troop planned a hike to the dam at the front of the reservoir. The man-made body of water was being drained for routine maintenance. While walking across the muddy banks, the troop discovered many animal tracks, including sea birds, mule deer, and a bear! A ranger took the Girl Scouts back to the tracks with a book and lots of information to share about wildlife movements in the area. It was a fantastic experience! It was even a quip on 9News.com (http://www.9news.com/features/girl-scouts-find-impressive-bear-tracks-at-flatiron-reservoir/349356630). Oh, where Girl Scout adventures take us!

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