Tag Archives: Thornton

Silver Award Project: Archery Range in Thornton

Submitted by Brandy Schauppner

Metro Denver

Thornton

Samantha, Abby, Eden, and Aleaha from Troop 62511 partnered with the City of Thornton to complete construction on an archery range that is ADA accessible and available for everyone to use. They designed and completed construction on 12 target stands and six bow hangers to support the range.

When the girls decided that this was a project they cared about, they reached out to their local city council members, who connected them to the city parks and recreation department. They secured all of the materials needed through a local lumber company (Alpine Lumber) and got to work.

The girls planned their design with the intention of promoting the sport of archery for its mental focus and physical benefits. They also wanted to complete a project that was accessible to everyone. The girl’s designs allowed for easy reach of the equipment and the city worked with the girls to provide grounds to achieve this.

The archery range is free to use and is located at 5990 E 100th Ave, Thornton, CO 80229 at the Spratt Lake Finishing Facility.

The girls are working to plan and lead a day camp next summer. This will be a great facility to allow them to offer experiences with the sport!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She was at the can send in her story here.

Silver Award Project: Stress Relief Kits for Kids

Submitted by Heidi Kane

Metro Denver

Thornton

Alanna from Troop 62816 completed her Silver Award project, Stress Relief Kits for Kids. She put together kits to help relieve stress during COVID. She made videos on how each activity worked and teamed up with the Adams 12 school district  to distribute her kits during free lunch distribution hours during the summer! She also worked with a few local troops, teaching younger Girl Scouts how to do the activities that help relieve stress.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She was at the can send in her story here.

Silver Award Project: Little Angels

 

Submitted by Heidi Kane

Metro Denver

Thornton

Jaedyn and Emma from Troop 62816 completed their Silver Award project, Little Angels! The girls created an annual clean-up day in their community for a local cemetery in Brighton. They learned how to properly restore a grave from the cemetery manager to help maintain the headstone placement. They got a boulder donated and engraving donated to mark with “Little Angels” for the baby section of the cemetery. The girls paid for with their troop money a new sign in English and Spanish for the cemetery. The cemetery also allowed the girls to help complete and organize their veteran list, so they can properly place flags and wreaths for years to come. The girls inspired the cemetery to plant a new tree and install a bench for loved ones to come and visit their little angel that has passed.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She was at the can send in her story here.

Silver Award Project: Binx Blankets

Submitted by Heidi Kane

Metro Denver

Thornton

Rayannin from Troop 62816 completed her Silver Award project, binx blankets! She received fabric donations and learned how to sew. She created kitten blankets for adopted kittens. The blankets went to Blue Sky Animal Hospital, which gives medical care for kittens through the Colorado Kitty Coalition!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She was at the can send in her story here.

Silver Award Project: Kindness Rocks for Educators

Submitted by Heidi Kane

Metro Denver

Thornton

Alison from Troop 62816 completed her Silver Award project by collecting, painting, and sealing rocks for educators. A painted rock with inspiration was given to each staff member at her school and included a rock to pass on kindness to someone who needed a positive message!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She was at the can send in her story here.

Silver Award Project: Little Library in Thornton

Submitted by Heidi Kane

Metro Denver

Thornton

Kaitlin and Skylar from Troop 62816 completed their Silver Award project by working with Good Shepherd Methodist Church in Thornton to place a little library near their garden section. The girls’ work included landscaping, cement work, assembly of the structure, painting, and collecting books!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She was at the can send in her story here.

Silver Award Project: Girl Scout Grave Cleaning Day

Submitted by Jaedyn and Emma of Troop 62816

Metro Denver

Thornton

For our Silver Award project, we would like to bring awareness to the neglect of older graves in some cemeteries. On November 7 and 8, 2020, we  invite other Girl Scouts to go and clean up graves in their local cemetery!

For how-to videos, use this link (https://jumprope.com/g/little-angels-cemetary-clean-up/ehCsbcH0) or email HeidiLKane@hotmail.com with questions.

Learn More about Our Project

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Brownie Fun Day

Submitted by Melissa Marty

Metro Denver

Thornton

The Woods Service Unit and Troop 62511 are hosting a Virtual Brownie Fun Day. Girls will complete the requirements for the Engineering Journey!

Date: November 7, 2020

Cost: $5/girl, which includes the event fun patch. It doesn’t include any Journey patches. Troops will have to purchase those on their own. Leaders can also purchase fun patches for $3 each.

Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Check-in starts at 8:45 a.m. (Zoom information will be sent on November 6)

Supplies will be available for pick-up starting November 1. The time/location is TBD.

Registration:  https://my.cheddarup.com/c/brownie-fun-day-11-7-2020

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

I 💚 Fall Product Program: Alison from Thornton

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s 2020 Fall Product Program is now underway, and there’s still plenty of time for you to get started! Fall Product Program is a great way for troops (both new and existing) to earn proceeds to use for Girl Scout activities throughout the year or to get one step closer to reaching their next goal. All troops receive 13% of their magazine orders as troop proceeds, plus $1/per item for nuts and chocolates sold.

GSCO Media Star and Girl Scout Cadette Alison from Troop 62816 in Thornton told us what she likes about this program:

How many years have you participated in Fall Product Program?

I have participated in Fall Product Program for seven years.

Do you like creating an avatar that looks like you? Do you record a message too?

I love creating an avatar that looks like me! Although I usually don’t record a message for my avatar, it’s still very fun! 

What do you like about having an online storefront? Is it easy to connect with family, friends, and other customers? Is it fun to use?

The thing that I like about having an online storefront is that I can see what my achievements are, and they are turned into little medals and trophies, and other cool things! Using this online platform, it’s very easy to send emails to friends and family, and they include the link to my entire campaign. And, I think it’s fun to use because it’s interactive, modern, and inspiring. 

What tips for success would you share with girls who are participating for the first time?

A tip for other girls is that: Check your online store, so you can see how much people have bought products online, so you can have an idea of how much you have left to sell before you reach your goal. And, another tip, is that you can ask people in person that you know, but you don’t have their email and they might buy products from you. 

What nut or candy item(s) do your customers like best?

The products that my customers usually buy are Dulce Daisies and Peanut Butter Monkeys.

What has your troop done with Fall Product Program troop proceeds that you’ve earned?

With the proceeds, my troop usually uses the money to buy the badges that we complete. 

What’s the coolest reward that you have earned?

The coolest reward that I’ve earned is to be a part of S’mores Club. If you participate in Fall Product Program, sell 15 Nuts or Candies, send 15 emails during the program, and sell 400 packages of cookies, during cookie season, you can be a part of the S’mores Club. You will earn a personalized patch, with your avatar in it, and very cool special prizes! For this year, if you do all of the requirements for S’mores Club, you get customized Converse Shoes and a specialized S’mores Club avatar patch. That’s pretty cool for me! Good luck with your Fall Product Program!

Thank you, Alison, for sharing your experience and tips with other Girl Scouts!

Want to participate? You’ll find the M2OS log-in instructions and set-up instructions, family guides, and an order card that shows all girl rewards are on the Fall Product Program page of the GSCO website. Parents/caregivers can also watch the How to Get Started in M2OS – For Families video and learn how to help their Girl Scout.

Need more information? Go to the Fall Product Program page on our website: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/cookies/fall-product-program.html and check out the Fall Product Program weekly update videos posted to the GSCO Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Questions about Fall Product Program or need assistance? We are here to support you! Contact GSCO customer care at 1-877-404-5708 or email inquiry@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

I Earned the “Diverse. Inclusive. Together.” patch

Submitted by Alison

Metro Denver

Thornton

Hello! My name is Alison, and I am a seventh grader, Girl Scout Cadette from Troop 62816. I earned the “Diverse. Inclusive. Together” patch. I decided to work on this patch, because I think it’s important for everybody to be able to learn and discuss topics about inclusion and diversity in our communities, especially in these times when having connections are important.

One of the activities I did, and I liked a lot, involved using a Personal Identity Wheel, and a Social Identity Wheel. Each one is a circle, with several divisions, and each division has a question or a prompt, which you will answer inside the little sliver it’s in. The Personal Identity prompts were more about things that were important to you, and things that build you up, such as your favorite food, music, quote, holiday, book, etc. Then, there’s the Social Identity Wheel, where the prompts were more about things that belong to groups in society, such as ethnicity, gender identity, age, religion affiliation, first language, etc. After completing these wheels, I liked that we were able to determine what the difference was between the two wheels. I learned that even if somebody else’s wheel is completely different, it doesn’t mean it’s wrong, and we as a part of the community have to learn to include and accept everybody’s personal, and social wheels.

Another part of the patch was more of a discussion about what social identities are, and I think that in this category, the social category, the most exclusion and intolerance are found. We talked about which social identities are more outwardly expressed at first sight. I think that when I first meet people, I see age (in a range), race, and first language they spoke. These are things that people probably notice about me at first sight, too. Some of the social identities are more invisible than others, and you would have to get to know the person better to be able to know that. These identities include: family make-up, ability, national origin, religion affiliation, and more. Usually, you know the invisible identities of your friends and family, since you know them better. But, we as humans sort people into different groups, if we don’t know them.  We also discussed problems that could result because of this categorizing. We can exclude people, and judge them,  and have scorn, just because you don’t know them. I think that we shouldn’t sort people into groups, and that just because someone has a social identity that is different than yours, doesn’t mean they are any less or any better than you. I invite younger and older people to complete this fun and educational patch to learn more about inclusion, to appreciate diversity and to honor and celebrate our differences in our local communities and around the world.

Girl Scouts of Colorado is proud to unveil ways for everyone, not just girls or Girl Scouts, to develop an appreciation for the rich diversity of various cultures in their community and around the world. Learn more.