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Congratulations to the Silver Award Recipients April 2014!

Silver AwardAll of the Colorado Girl Scouts who have achieved Girl Scouts Highest Awards this year have done amazing things! With your accomplishments, you have shown yourselves to be leaders in your community and advocates for others. Girl Scouts of Colorado is very proud of you all and the example you set!

Individual or combined Service Units are encouraged to plan celebrations honoring the highest awards recipients. Please contact your local Program Support Specialist for additional support.

Silver Award Recipients April 2014

Troop 33246 – Pueblo West

Brittany Ruby

Emily Liebnow

Hannah Delmarco

Hope Edgecomb

Joey Parks

Jordan Paisley

Kayla Mello

Portia Carrera

Tori English

Troop 50301 – Lakewood

Holly Hufford

Troop 50548 – Arvada

Carrie Bishop

Katherine Wood

Troop 51887 – Thornton

Ameila Tomshack

Audrey Pass

Danise Bachman

Elexis Richards

Emily Clark

Jordan Wood

Mykaela Ryan

Troop 52276 – Thornton

Alexis Baker

Athena Short

Lauren Kettler

Makenna Watson

Payton Pritchard

Troop 52758 – Westminster

Alison George

Ariana Ehrenfeucht

Emily Butler

Helina Thoma

Lauren Buckley

Lauren Davis

Meghan Schutt

Savannah Purdy

Shaughnessy Schmidt

Troop 61189 – Parker

Kirsten Newkirk

Troop 62183 – Castle Rock

Ariana Fleet

Blayn Masoner

Isabel Ellertson

Kaitlin Sanchez

Shannon Thompson

Troop 62518 – Castle Rock

Aspen Medberry

Jocelyn Tweddle

MeganMay Phibbs

Paige Ferguson

Troop 70634 – Longmont

Darcy Traynor

Emily Potter

Jewel Ng

Macy Brown

Natalie Trujillo

Troop 72312 – Windsor

Makena Sanger

Troop 73265 – Erie

Emily Arnold-Mages

Emma Lilly

Lindsey Welch

Rowan Phillips

Troop 73830 – Firestone

Brianna Nuss

 

Congratulations to the Bronze Award Recipients April 2014!

Bronze_Award_Starburst_HRAll of the Colorado Girl Scouts who have achieved Girl Scouts Highest Awards this year have done amazing things! With your accomplishments, you have shown yourselves to be leaders in your community and advocates for others. Girl Scouts of Colorado is very proud of you all and the example you set!

Individual or combined Service Units are encouraged to plan celebrations honoring the highest awards recipients. Please contact your local Program Support Specialist for additional support.

Bronze Award Recipients April 2014

Troop 23458 – Pagosa Springs

Danielle Roque

Maya Nasralla

Nicole Bartz

Sophia Raymond

Troop 40969 – Colorado Springs

Jessica Leach

Troop 43447 – Woodland Park

Ashlynd Cummins-Berardi

Chloe Donegan

Ellie Friesema

Miranda Simpson

Morrigan Williams

Tera De Remus

Troop 44028 – Colorado Springs

Beverae Yarros

Brenna Deighton

Catherine Geiger

Destiny Bystroff

Elizabeth Vogt

Emma Foster

Katherine Rogers

Makeyle Barnes

Payton Morrison

Troop 50032 – Commerce City

Alyssa Forgy

Analea Poppen

Ember Lane

Hannah Zavala

Kaylee Bertsch

Lauren Barnes

Michaela Zavala

Nadia Hong

Stevie Lane

Troop 52728 – Thornton

Alexa Genge

Ashley Stuck

Courtney Doering

Desiree Riepma

Hailey Hays

Helen Cox

Katie Wirick

Lauren Jones

Madison Widom

Marisa Vigil

Riley Jegier

Sami Peoples

Savannah Spurvey

Veronica Osorio

Troop 53110 – Evergreen

Lily Schultz

Mandy Holyfield

Sarah Grube

Troop 53514 – Broomfield

Abigail Kelts

Gabrielle Ambrose

Julia Wieber

Troop 61806 – Parker

Emma Grande

Kaija Galins

Karissa Ciaccio

Rachel Davidson

Taylor Schuerman

Troop 62116 – Parker

Cate Rutherford

Kimberlee Sukle

Troop 62423 – Aurora

Aubrey Scheuermann

Avery Berger

Faith Ruiz

Kaitlyn Harris

Keira Ziegler

Madalyn Carey

Madelynn Reves

Madison Carey

Sarah Wraalstad

Taylor Lindahl

Victoria Knoll

Zoe Palazzolo

Zoe Wilks

Troop 63387 – Aurora

Alexa Zella

Amelia Lin

Cassandra Lewis

Claire Gillet

Emma Brooks

Jordan Walters

Katie Shepherd

Kylie Starr

Madelyn Derks

Mallory Hamilton

Meredith Dawes

Paige Lacey

Paige Monington

Piper Monington

Sydney Carlin

Troop 63954 – Castle Rock

Brianna Rayman

Ella Brigham

Emelie Billings

Kailani Pico

Nadine Lurz

Olivia Romero

Troop 64421 – Aurora

Anna Buckles

Elliot Green

Grace Bergeon

Kaylee Davis

Kyla Clark

Megan Vanderwal

Shelby Raines

Troop 70062 – Greeley

Brynn Griffin

Chloe Phagan

Grace Call

Grace Mann

Isabelle Dunning

Renee Greenberg

Skyler Boltz

Tina Brewer

Troop 70160 – Fort Collins

Helen Hansen

Jayden Thieman

Madysen Acierno

Mara Hixenbaugh

Troop 72312 – Windsor

Allison Spirek

Amber Shawver

Audrey Schulz

Avery Shultz

Brooklyn Wilson

Emily Davis

Emma Young

Jadyn Scott

Julia Deason

Kailey Dahlgren

Kalynda Newport

Kylie Sanger

Shelby Glassier

Troop 73958 – Boulder

Alison Koss

Amie Weber

Anna Blanchard

Audrey Kaufman

Camille Fowler

Gabrielle Combs

Grace Callahan

Jacquelynn Anderson

Lara Gottlieb

Lauren Rozumalski

Marisa Parrot

Olivia O’Connor

Trinity Rieck

Troop 73970 – Lyons

Emmalee Taylor

Fiona Cremmins

Hannah Thomas

Jade Greenberg

Jaden Peritz

Lia Malito

Molly York

Morgan Ucker

Morgane Daty

Nyla Moller

Rebecca Hoar

Sally Marshall

Sierra Andresen

Troop 74159 – Fort Collins

Ali Carter

Erica Boehmer

Filomena Cozzola

Hannah Leskinen

Kaydence Navarro

Kaylee Johnston

Ryan Woodall

Skyler Elshof

Taylor Richards

Troop 74376 – Boulder

Averee Smith

Calissa McNutt

Holland Shafroth

Mae Danaher

Olivia Malmberg

Troop 74458 – Louisville

Maylu Souter-Perrot

Congratulations to the Bronze Award Recipients March 2014!

Bronze_Award_Starburst_HRAll of the Colorado Girl Scouts who have achieved Girl Scouts Highest Awards this year have done amazing things! With your accomplishments, you have shown yourselves to be leaders in your community and advocates for others. Girl Scouts of Colorado is very proud of you all and the example you set!

Individual or combined Service Units are encouraged to plan celebrations honoring the highest awards recipients. Please contact your local Program Support Specialist for additional support.

Bronze Award Recipients March 2014

Troop42109 – Colorado Springs
Abigail Humphries
Ava Collins
Blakeley Bennett
Elizabeth Gumper
Ellie Schueler
Emma Popkin
Gabriella Greenberg
Hope Earls
Katie Weyant
Kellyn Pattee
Kennedy Wriedt
Mackenzie Walton
MyLinh Merkert
Ruby Boswell
Sarah Wrubel

Troop43107 – Monument
Kaitlyn Ketchell
Sarah Hinton
Zoe Johnson

Troop43580 – Colorado Springs
Jaylee Hepner

Troop44189 – Colorado Springs
Alison Russo
Allison Graham
Ashton McKnight-Wilson
Avery Lenocker
Heidi Johnson
Jaiden Jacobs
Jaycee Jacobs
Mallory Hajek
Sadye Hughes
Samantha Gregerson
Scarlet Lenocker
Sydney Hidalgo

Troop53289 – Arvada
Alyssa Davis
Audrey Solis
Cora Holguin
Emilyann Owens
Jocelyn Brown
Kaela Bredine
Katherine Price
Mary Charlotte Landvik
Molly Butler
Rebecca Stankiewicz

Troop53406 – Commerce City
Abigail Taugner
Emma Bourgeois
Gracelyn Adair
Isabella Heinmiller
Jaelyn Rainwater
Jerray Sterling
Kalene Nissen
Lauren Restrepo
Leah Sansom
Lydia Jimmerson
Madison Speck
Sydney Worden

Troop54373 – Denver
Claudia Horning
Ella Brink
Ellie Swigle
Lyndsey Snowtala
Sarah Young
Skylar Cole
Sofia Martikonis

Troop62802 – Aurora
Aura Delgado-Chacon
Kacey McCutchen
Lucy Herrick
Madison McCutchen
Megan Vazquez
Olivia Calderon

Troop72147 – Fort Collins
Avantika Malvankar
Charlotte Gregg
Dakota Lavigne
Ella Gernert
Jessica Robinson
Maile Tinker
Megan Grube
Meghan Williams
Nicole Clack
Olivia French

Troop73392 – Longmont
Amber Reichenberg
Ashley Reichenberg
Beatrice Lin
Courtney Haedike
Dina Mercier
Emma Stenner
Gayathri Budamgunta
Haeydn Sais
Kaelin Smith
Kensington Dobbins
Sophia Manning
Willow Good

Troop73961 – Louisville
Alexis Stone
Aurora Martinez
Chloe McCormick
Cynthia Vander Meyden
Erin Rosenthal
Katie Glass
Kavita Kellow
Kaylin Denny
Kya Irish
Leila Lauer
Maya Baumann
Miranda McCoy
Natalie Sargent
Nicole Schnettler
Sruti Durbha

Congratulations to the Silver Award Recipients March 2014!

Silver AwardAll of the Colorado Girl Scouts who have achieved Girl Scouts Highest Awards this year have done amazing things! With your accomplishments, you have shown yourselves to be leaders in your community and advocates for others. Girl Scouts of Colorado is very proud of you all and the example you set!

Individual or combined Service Units are encouraged to plan celebrations honoring the highest awards recipients. Please contact your local Program Support Specialist for additional support.

Silver Award Recipients March 2014

Troop40195 – Colorado Springs
Alyssa Scaduto
Emily Schaad
Madeline Campbell
Mikala O’Flynn

Troop51219 – Evergreen
Bryce Civiello

Troop53465 – Denver
Elizabeth Meschia
Graciela Smet
Lauren Deanda

Troop62752 – Centennial
Audrey Dubler
Jessica Pulido
Katie Carothers
Madison Wacaser
Merrilyn Loadman-Copeland

Troop69619 – Highlands Ranch
Marissa Myer

Troop69646 – Northglenn
Addison O’Donnell

Troop70351 – Lafayette
Mikayla Frank-Martin

Troop70552 – Frederick
Carolanne Allen

Troop73488 – Longmont
Abigail Denning
Georgina Bell
Jordyn Blaha
Madison Manning
Marin Neuhard
Megan Bush
Sarah Freese
Trinity Brubaker

Congratulations to the Bronze Award Recipients from February 2014!

Bronze_Award_Starburst_HRAll of the Colorado Girl Scouts who have achieved Girl Scouts Highest Awards this year have done amazing things! With your accomplishments, you have shown yourselves to be leaders in your community and advocates for others. Girl Scouts of Colorado is very proud of you all and the example you set!

Individual or combined Service Units are encouraged to plan celebrations honoring the highest awards recipients. Please contact your local Program Support Specialist for additional support.

Our annual spring celebrations are now in full swing! Friends and family are invited to attend any of the following celebrations. Please RSVP for all events online: girlscoutsofcolorado.org/highest-awards-rsvp

  • Fort Collins, April 25. Bronze, Silver and Gold Recognition, RSVP before April 11.
  • Denver, April 29. Silver and Gold Recognition (Bronze encouraged to attend), RSVP before April 15.
  • Boulder, May 4. Bronze, Silver, Gold and Bridging Celebration, RSVP before April 29.
  • Colorado Springs, May 29. Bronze, Silver and Gold Recognition, RSVP before May 22.

Bronze Award Recipients February 2014
 
Troop 40551 – Colorado Springs
Anjelina Castrejon
Essence Ward
Morgan Hebert
Shakyra Blue

Troop 41979 – Colorado Springs
Caitlin Lebakken
Emily Sandlin
Hope Arnold
Julia Schooley
Lauren Thoman
Makhaila Keown
Mariel Maione
Rayna White
Sarah Rasmussen
Sophia Schooley

Troop 41979 – Peyton
Isabella Albin

Troop 42111 – Colorado Springs
Alaisha Lemay
Arianna Tucker
Bryanna Doonan
Danielle Turner
Dionna Canty
Miquela Smith

Troop 43422 – Colorado Springs
Dana von Lehmden
Danielle de Leon
Emily Culbertson
Nicole Miller
Robin Lasswell

Troop 43479 – Colorado Springs
Hannah Svarverud

Troop 43580 – Colorado Springs
Aydenlee Stabel
Emily Tetrault
Jade Sablan
Missy Walker

Troop 44579 – Colorado Springs
Amelia Weldon
Brigid Hennessey
Brooke Ashbridge
Cara O’Leary
Erin Roderick
Hannah Sheridan
Holly White
Irelynn Parker
Kayleigh Von Hoene
Victoria Pappert

Troop 50596 – Arvada
Ashley McFarland
Lauryn Oldenburg

Troop 51564 – Littleton
Devin Keith
Kara Lerudis
Kennedy Solheim
Kiley Lawrence
Libby Matkins
Madison Bergman
Marisa Ross
Meghan Erbeck
Morgan Morrell
Riley Rosene
Sophia Drager
Summer Gehman
Taylor Chaplin

Troop 51823 – Arvada
Celia McNulty
Makayla Kinard

Troop 52493 – Evergreen
Megan Esterl

Troop 53185 – Littleton
Alexis Praska
Ella Myers
Grace Miller
Grace Ptak
Isabella Phippen
Jaxynn Simons
Kaitlyn Shepherd
Lilian Howerton
Madison Morrin
Prasamsha Kaini

Troop 53449 – Lakewood
Alexis Becker
Alycia Vigil
Amelia Carrillo
Brooklyn Niemi
Ciara Leal
Elaina Martinez
Jennifer Arredondo
Jessica Jimenez
Nzana Thillot
Rachel Medina-Gomez

Troop 62201 – Parker
Anita Silva
Caitlynn Carter
Kennedy Breda
Rachael Hamilton
Tyanna Fox

Troop 62521 – Parker
Sadie Krause

Troop 62856 – Highlands Ranch
Asha Kakuda
Ava Mount
Brianna Hughes
Elle Haller
Emily Sullivan
Georgia Hoekstra
Lauren Studdard
Sydney Collins

Troop 63505 – Highlands Ranch
Abigail Ulrich
Allison Miller
Elise Cary
Emily Lucker
Madison Weitzel

Troop 63888 – Parker
Ashlee Taylor
Carissa Wecker
Emily Salter
Hailee Collier
Hannah Reynolds
Megan Kane
Stella Hostin
Taylor Ellison

Troop 71382 – Louisville
Josette Hauser
Rory Sweedler

Troop 72469 – Johnstown
Alanna Daniel
Brinley Smith
Hope Jackson
Joya Haskin
Lainey Lowery
Michalyn Genau
Skylar Daniel

Troop 73265 – Erie
Camille Arnold-Mages
Jasmyne Williams

Congratulations to the Silver Award Recipients February 2014!

Silver AwardAll of the Colorado Girl Scouts who have achieved Girl Scouts Highest Awards this year have done amazing things! With your accomplishments, you have shown yourselves to be leaders in your community and advocates for others. Girl Scouts of Colorado is very proud of you all and the example you set!

Our annual spring celebrations are now in full swing! Friends and family are invited to attend any of the following celebrations. Please RSVP for all events online: girlscoutsofcolorado.org/highest-awards-rsvp

  • Fort Collins, April 25. Bronze, Silver and Gold Recognition, RSVP before April 11.
  • Denver, April 29. Silver and Gold Recognition (Bronze encouraged to attend), RSVP before April 15.
  • Boulder, May 4. Bronze, Silver, Gold and Bridging Celebration, RSVP before April 29.
  • Colorado Springs, May 29. Bronze, Silver and Gold Recognition, RSVP before May 22.

Individual or combined Service Units are encouraged to plan celebrations honoring the highest awards recipients. Please contact your local Program Support Specialist for additional support.

Silver Award Recipients February 2014
 
Troop 34105 – Pueblo
Jasmine Hollingsworth
Mariah Cordova
Megan Mayo
Morgan Patton

Troop 40144 – Colorado Springs
Amani Monroe
Doris Carroll
Emily Ouellette
Laura Livelli
Lillian Vandeweghe
Madyson Craver
Makenna Sauer
Maria Carrero
Megan Hennessey
Sarah Wettemann

Troop 40551 – Colorado Springs
Alexia Lucero
Alexys Townsend
Emily Grant
Lydia Donahue
Mercedes Melendez

Troop 42086 – Colorado Springs
Adrielle Baker
Elysia Tuttle
Faith Parker
Kearra Hahne
Mollie Metts
Victoria Grossman

Troop 50031 – Thornton
Anika Malone
Apoorva Seth
Bethani Hartman
Carissa Flores
Hailey Bickford
Josephine Martin
Madchen Craig
Olivia Johnson
Quinn Halgrimson
Samantha Martin
Shaela Burkert
Stephanie Hardee

Troop 51303 – Littleton
Claire Gibson
Lillian Mullen

Troop 53302 – Golden
Lucy Bennett

Troop 60054 – Aurora
Gracelyn Gutierrez
Mariana Zerr

Troop 60193 – Littleton
Anna Poelma
Ashley Mcferrin
Daphne Salisbury

Troop 61059 – Aurora
Addison Meyer
Aubrey Berger
Brooklin Banks
Jenice Bates
Keiondra Wilkerson
Kennedy Soureka
Sunsiray Fields

Troop 61791 – Highlands Ranch
Abrianna Desmond
Justine Monsell

Troop 61951 – Highlands Ranch
Alexis Brooker
Allyson Story
Fiorella Carlassare
Kaitlyn Krason

Troop 62573 – Centennial
Annie Morrison
Elizabeth Kahalley
Emily Fairbairn
Gwyneth Ormes
Jenna Link
Rachel Moes
Victoria Delate

Troop 62677 – Highlands Ranch
Jillian Holladay
Rachel Flin

Troop 62699 – Aurora
Alyson Ranucci
Mariah Byers
Sydne Wiederspan
Tatyana Bull

Troop 69619 – Highlands Ranch
Hannah Moore

Troop 70480 – Niwot
Kayleigh Limbach

Troop 70552 – Frederick
Hannah Stewart

Troop 71245 – Fort Collins
Annie Nay
Jenjira Siripachana
Jessa Salvador
Katherine Carlson

Troop 71619 – Lafayette
Claire Hankla
Emily Moore
Hannah Topliss
Jessica Shuler

Fort Collins Girl Scout named 7 Everyday Hero

Girl Scouts of Colorado is extremely proud that Fort Collins Girl Scout Lauren Schneider has been named a 7 Everyday Hero for her work in earning the highest award in Girl Scouts, the Gold Award! The 7 Everyday Hero is a community hero award program managed through ABC Channel 7 in Denver.

For her Gold Award project, Lauren created hundreds of Med-Bugs to give to children at area hospitals. The inspiration for her project was a hospital stay she had as a child. “I spent a month being treated at Children’s Mercy in Kansas City. I was terrified and many days the activities and small gifts made me feel less scared,” said Lauren.

The countless hours Lauren spent on earning this prestigious Girl Scout honor is chronicled on a Facebook page she put together.

Pikes Peak area Girl Scouts help victims of Black Forest Fire

It is very heartwarming seeing the difference Colorado Girl Scouts make in their communities, especially during the holidays.

Right after Thanksgiving, Girl Scouts of Colorado received a very nice note from a recipient of a Thanksgiving food basket. This individual had lost their home during the Black Forest Fire, and was touched to learn through a little note in their basket that the bread had been baked by local Girl Scouts.

After digging a little further on this story, I found out that this is a service project that the Girl Scouts in the Pikes Peak area have done for more than 16 years! This year Girl Scout Ambassador Troop 3740 baked the bread, which was given to Tri-Lake Cares for their holiday food baskets for those in need. Recently on Dec. 8th, the troop of 20 girls, who are from five different high schools in Monument and the Colorado Springs area, baked 60 loaves of homemade yeast bread for the food baskets for Christmas. This troop has  baked bread every Thanksgiving and Christmas for more than six years.

Their troop leader, Cindy Petersen, asked the girls what Girl Scouts meant to them during the baking party on Sunday, here are some of their responses:

  • Girl Scouts is your family away from your biological family that you love to get together with!
  • Girl Scouts is a safe place where you can ask for advice and guidance.
  • Girl Scouts is where we do amazing things within our community to help others.
  • Girls Scouts has given me many life skills which I will take into my adult life, like great leadership skills.
  • Girl Scouts helped me get my first job.
  • Girl Scouts is great to have on your college applications.
  • Girl Scouts has given me more confidence to try new things.
  • Girl Scouts has given me lots of sisters to have fun with!

Nice work to Troop 3740 on carrying on a tradition of meaningful Girl Scout service to the community!

Story on this project in Fresh Ink/Colorado Springs Gazette

December Program Spotlight: Take Action and Community Service

Empowering girls to Take Action in their communities is one of the 10 essential elements of Girl Scouting. Girls want to know they can make a difference in the world around them—which is what you’ll help them do as you guide them on the Take Action project they do as a part of each Journey. To find out how other girls are helping their communities, check out the online Map It! tool, where girls can post their Take Action and Bronze/Silver/Gold award projects (and submit your projects too!).

Girl Scouts often do both community service and Take Action projects. Both kinds of projects help communities in different ways. To complete a Journey, girls need to do a Take Action project (which some organizations call service learning). Click here to download the Community Service and Service Learning: What’s the Difference? handout to find out more.

Girl Scouts of Colorado Resources:

Activity Finder > Community Service Ideas: www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/activities/community-service-activities

For Girls > Take Action/Earn Highest Awards Info: www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/highest-awards

Take Action Wall of Fame – Share Your Stories too!: www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/wall-of-fame

Girl Scouts Forever Green – enter your project & measure the impact: www.girlscouts.org/gsforevergreen/default.asp

National Leadership Awards – for 6th-12th grade: www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/national-leadership-awards

  •      Service to Community Bar – council level approval
  •      Service to Girl Scouting Bar – leader approval
  •      Torch Award – leader approval

Looking for Community Service Project Ideas?

NONPROFIT FINDER – Looking for a kid or family-friendly service project at your favorite non-profit?  Need to know who best to contact at your favorite organization? Here is a great resource from the Young Philanthropists Foundation that may help point you in the right direction. Also, are you curious about how best to create a meaningful service project? Here is a great brochure on the subject, also provided by YPF.

Girl Scout Highest Awards Information:

Take Action Training (for troop leaders) – December 14 in Pueblo: www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/events/1509

Gold Award Webinar (for girls) – December 15 online/phone: www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/events/1531

Gold Award Training (for girls) – January 12 in Denver: online registration coming soon

Take Action Training (for troop  leaders) – winter/spring TBD in the Mountain Communities

National Young Women of Distinction (NYOWD) is the designation, and special honor, conferred by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) on ten Girl Scout Gold Award recipients whose final projects demonstrated extraordinary leadership, had a measurable and sustainable impact, and addressed a local challenge that related to a national and/or global issue. Any Girl Scout who completed her Girl Scout Gold Award from May 1, 2012 to March 1, 2014 is eligible to apply for nominee consideration.  Download more information and the application here: 2014YWODGirlApplicationGuidelines. Watch inspiring videos of girls who received this special honor last year: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wo8HvpJAszs

Gold Award Committee Members Needed Statewide – contact highest.awards@gscolorado.org

GIRL SCOUT

BRONZE AWARD

GIRL SCOUT

SILVER AWARD

GIRL SCOUT

GOLD AWARD

PROGRAM LEVEL

 Junior4TH & 5TH   grade  Cadette6th, 7th   & 8th grade Senior/Ambassador9th-12th   grade

PREREQUISITES

 one Journey  one Journey  Silver Award and one   Journey OR two Journeys

PLAN SUBMISSION

 None  None  Yes, through GSUSA Web   App

PROJECT APPROVAL

 Leader/advisor  Leader/advisor  Gold Award Committee   interview required before starting project

PROJECT TO BENEFIT

 Girl Scouts or Community  Community  Community

COMMUNITY ADVISOR

Optional Suggested Required

NUMBER OF GIRLS

 Troop/group  2 to 4  Individual

FINAL REFLECTION

 Yes,   turned in to troop leader/advisor, no council approval  Yes,   turned in to troop leader/advisor, no council approval  GSUSA Web   App + final presentation to Gold Award Committee

NOTIFICATION

 Troop   leader or girl to complete online in eBiz  Troop   leader or girl to complete online in eBiz  GSUSA Web   Application

CELEBRATION

 eBiz submission complete by   celebration registration deadline (varies by region) – March 1 to be included   in printed booklet.  eBiz submission complete by   celebration registration deadline (varies by region) – March 1 to be included   in printed booklet.  Final project submitted   online by March 1 to be included in spring celebrations, printed booklet, and   annual day at the capitol.

DEADLINES

You must still be a Junior to earn this award – 4th or 5th
grade. You have the summer after 5th grade to complete your award,
and council must be notified by September 30. (You become a Cadette October 1st
of 6th grade.)
 You must still be a Cadette to earn this award – 6th, 7th,
or 8th grade. You have the summer after 8th grade to
complete your award, and council must be notified by September 30. (You become
a Senior October 1st of 9th grade).
  You must still be a girl member to earn this award. The final
deadline for presentations and projects to be approved is September 30th the
year you graduate high school – you have the summer after you graduate to
complete your project and give your final presentation. (You become and adult
member October 1st after high school).

PIN PURCHASED BY

 Troop/parent (through eBiz   registration, $8.50)  Troop/parent (through eBiz   registration, $8.50)  Council

SUSTAINABILITY

 Discuss  Plan  Provide

MONEY EARNING

 Troop money earning   checklist  Troop money earning   checklist  Troop money earning   checklist

Girl Scouts make a global difference

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On Saturday, Nov. 16, more than 300 Colorado Girl Scouts gathered at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora to assemble medical kits for families in need in Guatemala.

Girl Scouts of Colorado partnered with Project C.U.R.E. on this event. All participants brought items, such as antibiotic ointment, bandages, lice shampoo, scissors and toothbrushes, for the Kits of Kids or Infant Cure Kits that they assembled at the event. The group assembled more than 600 kits, which will now travel with doctors and nurses from Children’s Hospital Colorado to Guatemala to fulfill local medical needs.

To help the Girl Scouts understand the medical needs and challenges facing families in Guatemala, participants also took part in some hands-on activities at the event, including learning more about water filtration and clean water, basic first aid, the importance of hand washing and proper nutrition. This event fulfilled the requirements for Girl Scouts to earn the Girl Scout Global Action Award. Each Girl Scout who completes the Global Action Award joins the international movement through the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts of 10 million girls who together are sowing the seeds of social change.

This event had been planned well in advance of the devastation in the Philippines due to Typhoon Haiyan. But the concepts taught to the Girl Scouts through this event helped them understand how they can be engaged and responsible global citizens. Girl Scouts is proud to help the United Nations to reach their Millennium Development Goals for reducing world poverty and making an impact on major world concerns.

For more information on Girl Scouts of Colorado, visit www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org. There is still time to sign up a girl in your life between K-12 grade to be a part of Girl Scouts and be part of the annual Girl Scout Cookie Program. Volunteers are also needed to serve as troop leaders and help out at events. Both men and women over the age of 18 who want to make a difference in the life of a girl are encouraged to get involved as a Girl Scout volunteer.

Article in YourHub/Denver Post Denver and Aurora

Aurora Channel 8 covered the event for their 11/19 newscast (see the 13 minute mark of the video below):

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