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Congratulations to the Bronze Award Recipients January 2015!

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

  • Northern Colorado (Boulder), April 26th. Bronze, Silver, Gold and Bridging Celebration, RSVP before April 20th.
  • Denver Metro (Arvada), April 28. Silver and Gold Recognition (Bronze encouraged to attend), RSVP before April 15th.
  • Western Slope (Grand Junction), May 1st. Bronze, Silver and Gold Recognition, RSVP before April 24th.
  • Pikes Peak (Colorado Springs), May 15th. Bronze, Silver and Gold Recognition, RSVP before May 5th.
  • Fort Collins, TBD.

Bronze Award Recipients January 2015

Troop43591 – Monument
Ashley Ellis
Mackenzie Roehrig
Morgan Scarsbrook
Nicole Antosh
Nicole McCloskey
Olivia Smith
Troop62074 – Parker
Callie Rhyne
Hannah Worland
Kylie Willstatter
Lindsay Phillips
Peyton Tinsley
Rachel Zwerenz
Sophia Brabec
Troop72021 – Longmont
Alexandra Clement
Elizabeth Cronin
Emma Bovard
Grace Bator
Gracey Oberg
Margaret Adams
Mia Gamber

Girl Scout Gold Award Project: Kayla Bernstein, Colorado Springs, “Sustainable Farming”

What did you do for your Gold Award project?

I planted a garden for all the residents of the Medalion nursing home to enjoy outdoor activities, blooming flowers, potted plants, vegetables, and landscaping.

Why did you pursue this Gold Award project?

There are no locally grown vegetables for the residents to help assist in a balanced diet. Also, the gardens were not maintained and I felt this was just as important.

How did your Gold Award project make a difference?

Looking at how beautiful the front of the facility is with my help. Watching my eight containers grow from start to finish. Watching the flowers and vegetables bloom in the main garden. The food from the gardens were given to the staff and residents for them to enjoy all summer.

What skills did you gain through earning your Gold Award?

I learned life skills and how to work with older people and groups. I learned how to manage my time as well as others.

How did you make your project sustainable?

Residents can maintain this garden.

What was your connection to the national or global community?

The use of organic materials are becoming popular so using organic materials is what I chose to do. Just like the Girl Scouts theme of “Going Green”, using organic plants, helping the environment and giving back is very important.

What will you most remember about your Gold Award project?

What I will remember the most is pulling weeds and maintaining the gardens for the residents and the staff members.

How will earning your Gold Award help you in your future?

I think I will grow my leadership skills because this project taught me so much. I have learned how to budget my time, my resources, and team members.

Why do you feel the Gold Award is an important part of your Girl Scout experience?

I feel that every Girl Scout should do a Gold Award project to give back to our community.

***IMPORTANT NOTE: This blog represents only a small fraction of the hard work, dedication and requirements that go into earning a Girl Scout Gold Award. It is simply a brief summary, which is meant to inspire Girl Scouts to Go Gold in the future. For more information on earning your Gold Award, please email highestawards@gscolorado.org

Girl Scout Gold Award Project: Alexandria Bellas, Colorado Springs, “Shooting for the Sciences”

What did you do for your Gold Award project?

I did a Girl’s Science Event for girls in grades 6-8 that brought together exhibitors around Colorado to present a booth to the girls. Physics, aviation, space, and more were all addressed in the booths. Hands-on activities, as well as experiments, were used by the exhibitors to engage the girls and really interest them in the sciences!

Why did you pursue this Gold Award project?

I pursued this project because I felt that the issue of the number of women in STEM fields needed to be addressed. As a little girl, I had always dreamed of being a scientist, pouring acids into beakers, wearing goggles, and creating chemical reactions. I want the same for every girl. I wanted them to be able to have the confidence and will to be able to aspire to achieve.

How did your Gold Award project make a difference?

My Gold Award project affected girls at an earlier age and influenced them to pursue higher level science and math classes in high school and possibly even in college.

What skills did you gain through earning your Gold Award?

I gained invaluable leadership skills as well as better time management through earning my Gold Award.

How did you make your project sustainable?

I have passed on my project to the Key Club at my school, who will continue the event in future years. I also hope that the information that the girls gained at this event will be ever in their minds. My hope is that they, too have been inspired to inspire others.

What was your connection to the national or global community?

My issue was not only a local issue, but it is also an issue nationally and globally as well. The issue is similar all throughout the nation, and many initiatives have also been taken, such as mine, to resolve that issue.

What will you most remember about your Gold Award project?

I will always remember the girl’s smiling faces at my event. This gave me a feeling that I will never forget, one of accomplishment and success.

How will earning your Gold Award help you in your future?

My Gold Award has provided me with so many  valuable skills that I will be able to employ in the future in college and my future job as well. These skills seem to be unobtainable in any other way. Through my Gold Award, I have been able to achieve more, and gain the confidence that I need to achieve more in the future.

Why do you feel the Gold Award is an important part of your Girl Scout experience?

I feel that the Gold Award is essential to the Girl Scout experience because it allows you to take on a massive challenge, and for you to be a leader of it. This, to me, has been the perfect way to signify a change that I have made and a mark that I have left next to my Girl Scout name.

***IMPORTANT NOTE: This blog represents only a small fraction of the hard work, dedication and requirements that go into earning a Girl Scout Gold Award. It is simply a brief summary, which is meant to inspire Girl Scouts to Go Gold in the future. For more information on earning your Gold Award, please email highestawards@gscolorado.org

Congratulations to the Bronze Award Recipients December 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 December 2014

Troop41105 – Colorado Springs
Alexandra Shemon
Evelyn Opps
Kirra Suba
Naomie Daugherty
Zerelda Daugherty

 

Congratulations to the Silver Award Recipients December 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 December 2014

Troop41105 – Colorado Springs
Nichole Carano
Troop42393 – Colorado Springs
Emily Clark
Troop43360 – Fountain
Breanna Maxcy
Jordan Hensley
Natalie Unger
Troop62967 – Highlands Ranch
Cassidy Christian

Girl Scout Gold Award Project: Nina Asher, Greenwood Village, “Gates Summer Camp Hike”

What did you do for your Gold Award project?

Took inner-city Denver kids at the Boys and Girls Club on an education hike up near Boulder, CO.

Why did you pursue this Gold Award project?

I wanted to take the opportunity to make a positive impact on the kids at the Boys and Girls Club.

How did your Gold Award project make a difference?

I was able to teach the children about a topic they never would have learned about otherwise.

What skills did you gain through earning your Gold Award?

I became a better leader and more comfortable leading others. I was in charge of a group of counselors, who were older than I was, and I was forced to learn to interact and lead a group of people I was unfamiliar with leading.

How did you make your project sustainable?

I created a Hike Manual that will be passed down from summer to summer at the camp. It is for the counselors to use and teach from. Along with that, I created a Hike Activity Book for the campers to keep them engaged in what was being taught.

What was your connection to the national or global community?

Wherever these kids go in their life they always will keep the knowledge they learned at camp. This information will help them in many aspects including respecting nature and staying safe in circumstances of natural disasters common to Colorado.

What will you most remember about your Gold Award project?

The most fond memory I have about my Gold Award project is working with the kids at Gates Camp and getting to interact and teach the children.

How will earning your Gold Award help you in your future?

This experience has taught me many things, but most importantly, about teaching children and what a difficult, but rewarding task that can be. In the future, I will keep the skills I learned from this project and apply them when I hopefully become a teacher.

Why do you feel the Gold Award is an important part of your Girl Scout experience?

The Gold Award is a culmination of all my hard work over the years. Over everything I have learned when I was Brownie up to doing the actual project, everything I did lead up to my project and prepared me for that as well as for the rest of my life.

***IMPORTANT NOTE: This blog represents only a small fraction of the hard work, dedication and requirements that go into earning a Girl Scout Gold Award. It is simply a brief summary, which is meant to inspire Girl Scouts to Go Gold in the future. For more information on earning your Gold Award, please email highestawards@gscolorado.org

Congratulations to the Silver Award Recipients November 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 November 2014

Troop19113 – Glenwood Springs

Carily Cook

Troop33359 – Wiley

Emily Smith-Sena

Kalie Black

Kari Mosier

Kimber Robbins

Troop42393 – Colorado Springs

Alyson Serio

Troop50257 – Golden

Cameron Preston

Zoi Johns

Troop50516 – Thornton

Carissa Lobb

Troop60100 – Highlands Ranch

Abby Barnes

Jessica Sweeney

Katherine (Kate) Bleyle

Troop60470 – Aurora

Abby Klopfer

Adriana Joga

Averi Eisaman

Troop73488 – Longmont

Isabella Karina Mendoza

Congratulations to the Bronze Award Recipients November 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 November 2014

Troop13542 – Glenwood Springs

Abby Cook

Troop33359 – Wiley

Audrie Black

Troop42166 – Colorado Springs

Alessandra Dotson

Troop44179 – Colorado Springs

Kaylee Brown

Troop52129 – Golden

Emily Reid

Jade Preston

Katy Radcliffe

Raine Lee-Findling

Troop54386 – Lakewood

Avery Wilson

Juliana Hebel

Kayli Langan

Laura Bunetta

Lucy Carney

Zoe Hafner

Troop71748 – Fort Collins

Evelyn Henning

Kanyon Hardle

Keira Gillespie

Kya Tracy

Sierra Barkau O’Connor

Congratulations to the Silver Award Recipients October 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 October 2014

Troop10094 – Montrose

Loveann Cox

Troop40444 – Colorado Springs

Erin Kitchenka

Troop51866 – Morrison

Callie Grawe

Casey Johnston

Cecelia Kronemeyer

Rachel Shirlaw

Riley Morgenthaler

Troop53301 – Golden

Sarah Haban

Troop61772 – Aurora

Ally St John

Brittany Stadler

Hannah Carey

Madeline Crespo

Madison Leeper

Mikayla Algeo

Troop61951 – Highlands Ranch

Emily Jones

Troop62847 – Castle Rock

Cassie Unruh

Troop80925 – Hugo

Jaidyn Knutson

Congratulations to the Bronze Award Recipients October 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 October 2014

Troop14643 – Grand Junction

Felicity Eli

Troop41736 – Colorado Springs

Hailey Decker

Jadzia Brown

McKenzie Costa

Troop43944 – Colorado Springs

Katherine Pierce

Kayla James

Troop61046 – Aurora

Anna Carpenter

Anna Kriss

Avery Echols

Danae Johnson

Ella Mahaffy

Gabriella Black

Kira Heidebrecht

Lauren Linnebur

Lekili Hodge

Malayne Perry

Megan Hutchinson

Molly Morello

Talia Rosales

Troop71043 – Longmont

Anna Sallee

Emily Wiggins

Janice Newton

Laney Miller

Libby Burton

Madison Capezzano

Makayla Allman

Tess Northcutt

Vera Schmutz

Wiley Denesha