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Upcoming All Scouts Derby

Submitted by Carol Lucero

Metro Denver

Thornton

The Sunset Hills Service Unit teamed up with Girl Scout Troop 2520 and Boy Scout Pack 900 to host an All Scout Derby! Join us for the pinewood derby races on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8 a.m., at Elks Lodge #17, 2475 W 26th Ave. in Denver! All scouts (boys and girls), your friends, and family are welcome to enter! You do NOT have to be a scout to race! Parents are welcome too!

The $9 registration cost includes official Boy Scout Pinewood Derby kit, event fun patch, and entry to the races!

The $4 Registration cost includes event fun patch and entry to the races (provide your own BSUSA derby kit).

Trophies will be awarded to the top the finishers in each division (PK-2nd grade, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, 9th-12th and Adult). Judge’s Choice certificates to ONE racer in each of the following design categories: animals/pets, cartoon/movie, patriotic, superheroes, and general admission.
Concessions will be available for purchase.
We’re looking to book several ‘Garage Nights’ to provide tools/expert ‘know how’- so TBD.
Join us for an awesome day of fun and skill building!
You do not be present on race day for your car to participate!

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Girl Scout Junior troop takes on Kids Zone at Denver American Indian Festival in Thornton

Submitted by Susanne Wallach

Metro Denver

Westminster

This year’s Kids Zone is gearing up for another year of family fun.  There will be a variety of crafts for ages that are focused on nature and American Indian culture.

What’s different about this year’s Kids Zone is that it’s being hosted by Girl Scout Troop 63787.  This group of 5th grade girls are Girl Scout Juniors and they are taking on the responsibility of planning and running the Kids Zone crafts as their Bronze Award project. The Bronze Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve.  One of the steps towards earning this award is identifying a project in their community where they can make a difference. Some of our girls have volunteered at this event in the past and felt this was a fun way to help support cultural awareness in their community.  Taking on this project enables the girls to improve on skills such as teamwork, planning, decision making, leadership, and communication.  We also hope they will come away feeling proud they were able to help give something back to their community.

Join us for a free, fun family event next weekend and be sure to stop by the Kids Zone and see these girls in action!

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Commerce City Memorial Day Parade

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Submitted by Heidi Kane

Metro Denver

Thornton

Sunset Hills and The Woods Service Units came together to celebrate Memorial Day and thank our veterans at the Commerce City Memorial Day Parade. It was an honor to show our Girl Scout pride, shake hands with local veterans, and remember our fallen heroes!

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Girl Scouts honor heroes

Submitted by Carol Lucero

Metro Denver

Thornton

After the tragedy in Dallas, Thornton Girl Scouts collected 70 retired American flags and cut out the stars, packaging them with a note of thanks for every officer on the Dallas Police Force.

Since then, girls have continued to collect, cut/tag/bag almost 15,000 stars for veterans and first responders locally. 50 stars are also mailed to every department (fire, EMS, police, DOC) who suffers a line of duty death in the country- a staggering 208 heroes since Dallas.

The North Metro Fire Rescue Department is a main partner in this effort, as they collect retired flags from the public and donate them to our girls to continue this cause. All troops are invited to join us June 10, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Station 61 at 1275 Midway Blvd., Broomfield for their annual flag retirement ceremony. Help cut up flags and save stars for our program.

New this year is an essay contest on what the Flag means to you. The winner gets to read their essay at the Retirement and wins a $50 gift card. Enter here: http://bit.ly/2q6RqnK We hope to see you on the 10th!

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Earning our Snacks badge at Rita’s Italian Ice in Colorado Springs

Submitted Desiree Minchow

Metro Denver

Thornton

Brownie Troop 61636 of Thornton took a little road trip over the weekend down to Colorado Springs. Our destination? Rita’s Italian Ice where we earned our Snacks badge and had an absolute BLAST with the staff!

An hour before they were set to open, we arrived for our behind-the- scenes tour with “Syd,” the store manager. The girls got cleaned up, read the recipe, measured everything out, mixed it, watched as it was poured into the machine, then went back out front for some taste testing while it became Cherry Italian Ice!

The taste-testing was an added bonus! The Cookie Dough Italian Ice was a popular request amongst our troop. The girls also got to slurp down a favorite amongst the Rita’s customers: Mango Italian Ice blended with Vanilla Frozen Custard!

Once the Cherry Italian Ice was completed and stored, Syd was sweet enough to let the girls know that if they served that batch later in the day, they’d be sure to let the customers know that Girl Scouts made it.

After, our troop decided to use some of our cookie money to buy a frozen treat and some awesome Rita’s Italian Ice shirts!

If any troops are interested in contacting Rita’s Italian Ice in Colorado Springs to request more information on Girl Scout tours, email kathy@ritascos.com.

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Girl Scout babysitting event May 12, 2017

Submitted by Sheila Wirick

Metro Denver

Thornton

Need a babysitter for Friday, May 12, 2017? Let Girl Scout Troop 2728 babysit for you! This is a fundraising event for the Cadettes to help earn money for a trip to the PAX Lodge in London this summer!

The cost is $22 per child, and $13 for additional children and includes a slice of pizza, a snack, drink, and a craft. Please contact Sheila at 303-618-1651 or scoutsrock@ymail.com for more information or to RSVP!

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Daisy Troop 66802 honors Hometown Heroes

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Submitted by Marti Shuster

Metro Denver

Thornton

First year Daisy Troop 66802 from Thornton had a very successful cookie sale. Seven little girls earned over $1,900 for their troop! A visit to Thornton Fire Station #5 was scheduled so they could deliver their Hometown Hero Girl Scout Cookies. The girls got to see what the fire station is like and also earn their Safety Award. They even got to hear the fire engine sirens because the station got a call just as we were arriving.

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Troop 62215 Bronze Award videos

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Submitted by Junior Troop 62215 (Savannah, Cali, Elyana, Tanes, Desiree, Kelsey, Aubry, Emily, Mia, Autumn, Izzy, Nevaeh, and Evelyn)

Metro Denver

Thornton

Hello! We are Juniors from Troop 62215. Our troop did our Bronze Award on Food Waste. We would like to share with others how bad food waste is. We made two videos to be shared to help others learn about it. Please share the videos with your troop and others in the world. We would like this message to be shared worldwide.

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We are in the process of completing some bookmarks to share our message too. Please let us know if you would be willing to give a bookmark to your Girl Scouts, troop families, friends, family members, etc. They are free.

We would like to thank our troop leaders, Jordan and Michelle, for helping us with this project. We would also like to thank “Weird Al” for the song.

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Have a magical night at the Wood’s SU mother/daughter dance

Submitted by Kathy Kettler

Metro Denver

Thornton

Have a magical night at  The Wood’s SU mother/daughter dance on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from  6 to 9 p.m. at The Waymire Dome
on the Adams County Fair Grounds.

Presale Tickets: $16/couple, plus $7 per additional person by April 20

At the door cost: $10/person at the door and silent auction

Order and pay for your tickets here:  https://www.cheddarup.com/tabs/mother-daughter-dance-theme-disney

PLEASE BRING A DONATION FOR THE
ADAMS COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER!

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Get your own “March on Denver” fun patch

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Submitted by Ashlea Beers

Metro Denver

Thornton

After learning that many Girl Scouts in her area were attending the Women’s March on Denver, a local troop leader set about getting a fun patch made for attendees. Thanks to local graphic designer, Lauren Harwood, permission was granted for a fun patch to be created using Harwood’s design for the Denver march.

If you would like to order your own March on Denver fun patch, the troop leader is collecting orders here: http://bit.ly/2j6UUQJ Production time is approximately 2-3 weeks from time of order.

The Women’s March on Denver will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Civic Center Park in Denver. More information can be found here: http://www.marchoncolorado.org/

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