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“The Woods” service unit celebrates World Thinking Day

Submitted by Rikki Ogden

Metro Denver

Thornton

Troop 65757 invites you to join us as “The Woods” service unit celebrates World Thinking Day 2019.

When:

Saturday, March 2, 2019

9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Booth set up begins at 8:15 a.m.

Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

Where:

Al Lesser Building, Adams County Fairgrounds

Sign up to host a country OR to visit as a tourist here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094faba923a1fd0-world2

At the World Thinking Day event, each registered troop will host a booth with a presentation about their selected country to share with other troops. Troops may also share food, SWAPS, songs, art, etc. from their chosen region.

Girls will be treated to a very special guest during our halfway point break between tours. Deepali Lindbloom, a professional Bollywood and Bhangra dancer, will perform and speak about empathy and community. The girls will then get a chance to join her on the dance floor!

The entry fee is $8 per girl, whether she is part of a hosting troop or a tourist. Please include $3 for any attending adult who also wishes to receive a patch.

We realize that many first year Daisies and older, or Juliette, may wish to attend this celebration without hosting a country booth. Girls are welcome to attend as a “tourist” at the same registration cost. The maximum number of tourists allowed will be 50.

After signing up for a country, you will be emailed a registration form and additional information. You will then have until February 11 to mail in your payment or pay online via Square: Squareup.com/store/TheWoods646 (Please specify troop number and country name, or tourists, when paying online.)

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Coco Camp at Tomahawk Ranch

Submitted by Charity Haviland

Metro Denver

Thornton

We are offering an amazing camp at Tomahawk Ranch March 8 – 10, 2019. Come join the fun, celebrate Mexican culture, and build great relationships!

Check out the flyer below and reserve your spot now! This will be a great opportunity for troops to continue to build strong friendships and to make new ones.

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2019 Cookie Rally in Thornton

Submitted by Heidi Kane

Metro Denver

Thornton

Join us for a cookie rally in Thornton on January 26, 2019 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Skyview Campus (8990 York Street, Thornton 80229)

Cost: $5/Girl Scout

Bring a sack lunch and water bottle. Join us for crafts, cookie activities, and earn requirements toward financial  literacy badges. See the cookie prizes, taste the cookies, and play fun games to learn about the Girl Scout Cookie Program! Please RSVP to Heidi Kane at (720) 352 – 5699 or HeidiLKane@hotmail.com by January 19.

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Family Sock Hop

Submitted by Jordan Cadena

Metro Denver

Thornton

Join us for some family fun before cookie season!

All ages are welcome at The Woods’ Family Sock Hop on January 19, 2019 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Waymire Dome at the Adams County Fair Grounds (9755 Henderson Rd, Brighton, CO 80601).

We will have concessions, prizes to win, and lots of dancing! To purchase discounted tickets in advanced, please visit squareup.com/store/TheWoods646/.

Advanced Ticket Prices

Adults $9

Girl Scout with a patch $9

Sibling $8

Under 3 are free

Extra patch $2.50

Prices increase at the door.

For questions, please contact Jordan at (720) 384 – 8420.

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G.I.R.L. Stories: Rocking Girl Scout Cookies

Submitted by Destaniy B.

Metro Denver

Thornton

I have been a Girl Scout for four years. I started Girl Scouts because it sounded fun and I thought I could make the world a better place.

The first year of Girl Scouts I was so excited that I had my mom sign up to be the cookie mom. That year I worked many booths, door-to-door, and sold 1,396 packages of cookies. This is where I learned that the more work and heart I put into my cookie business, the better I would do. The next two years I worked harder to pass my goal and get more customers. I found that if I advertised I would get more customers that enjoy Girl Scout Cookies and would support me. Last year was my best year yet, I sold 3,055 packages and was the 11th top seller in the state of Colorado. I was able to earn lots of Cookie Credits to go to Girl Scout Zippers camp.

I love Girl Scouts because I feel that it is very important to the world. I have learned how to make new friends, life skills, camp on my own, and most importantly, help other people. Our troop does lots of give back projects such as: valentines for Children’s Hospital, Wreaths Across America, cards to the military, Thanksgiving meal for someone in need, picked up trash on the street, volunteered at a Precious Child and Giving Tree, donated to CASA for kids in trouble, visited the elderly, and helped in my community and school. This is one of my favorite things to do, because I can get my family to help out too and we can all make the world a better place in many ways.

How has Girl Scouts helped you become a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, or leader)? Share your Girl Scout story and photos using the Share Your Stories form.

Holly Days Festival: Free event for the whole family

Submitted by Jordan Cadena

Metro Denver

Thornton – Northglenn

Come one, come all to the Hillcrest Holly Days Festival! This is a FREE family event for all ages. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to attend! Bring nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and friends! There will be crafts, FREE pictures with Santa, vendors, food, door prizes, and a gift shop.

Troop 66742 will be hosting the crafts for the children and selling our own crafts at our table to earn money for our upcoming Costa Rica trip! Make sure to stop by! Follow us on social media #Journey2CostaRica

Where: 10335 Croke Dr., Northglenn, CO 80260

When: Saturday, December 8, 2018

Questions: 720-384-8420

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Family sock hop dance

Submitted by Jordan Cadena

Metro Denver

Thornton

The Woods Service Unit and Troop 66742 invite you to “The Wood’s Family Sock Hop Dance!”

(This is an all age, all gender inclusive event)

Grab your poodle skirt or leather and let’s rock around the clock!

When:

Saturday, January 19, 2019

6 – 9 p.m.

Where:

Adams County Fairgrounds Waymire Dome

9755 Henderson Rd., Brighton, CO 80601

Advanced Purchased Tickets:

$18/couple (includes one fun patch)

$9/ individual ticket (includes one fun patch)

$2 for one additional patch

Admission increased at the door to $20/couple and $10/individual

Purchase in advance:

https://squareup.com/store/TheWoods646

It is encouraged that you bring cash for concessions.

Questions? Call or text Jordan at (720) 384 – 8420.

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“Go for Bold” cookie rally

Submitted by Jordan Cadena

Metro Denver

Thornton

Troops 66742 and 65791, along with the Woods Service Unit 646, proudly present the “Go For Bold” cookie rally! Walk on the wild side for the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program!

Girls will inspire their inner goal-getter, go for bold in their marketing, race for money management, root for their favorite cookie, master safety tips, perfect their cookie pitches, and more!

Date: 

Friday, January 25, 2019

6 – 8 p.m.

Where:

Northglenn Christian Church

1800 E. 105th Pl., Northglenn 80233

Registration fee: $5 per Girl Scout  (includes activities and patch)

Dinner will be from 5:30 until 6 p.m. Pizza must be purchased in advanced via the link below for $1/slice

Payment due via https://squareup.com/store/TheWoods646 (Payment is your RSVP). Registration closes January 23.

Limited to 200 attendees

Questions?  Contact Jordan at (720) 384 – 8420.

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Brownie-Daisy Fun Day

Submitted by Jordan Cadena

Metro Denver

Thornton

Troops 60114 and 66777, along with The Woods Service Unit 646, proudly present Brownie-Daisy Fun Day! Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Adams County Fairgrounds in the Al Lesser Building.

This event is for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and their parent/troop leaders. Daisies will earn their “Between Earth and Sky” Journey, while Brownies will earn their “Cabin Camper,” “Outdoor Adventurer,” and *new* “Eco Friend” badges. At this event, a parent/guardian or troop leader is required to stay in the building.  The deadline to register is Wednesday, October 31.

Cost is $7/Girl Scout and includes a fun patch and snack (children with allergies are asked to bring their own snacks). Leaders can also purchase a fun patch for $2.

Register here: https://squareup.com/store/TheWoods646

Check-in at 8:30 a.m.

Daisies: 9 a.m. – Noon

Will meet requirements for: “Between Earth and Sky” Journey

Bring: Vests, water bottle, and snack, if your child has food allergies.

Questions? Email gsco66777@gmail.com

Brownies:  9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Will meet requirements for: “Cabin Camper,” “Outdoor Adventurer,” and *new* “Eco Friend.”

Bring: Vest, sack lunch, water, snack, if your child has a food allergy and mess kit!

Questions? Email Troop60114@gmail.com

Please bring one bag of clean, recyclable items for donation to The Children’s Museum, such as boxes, water bottles/caps, egg cartons, fruit pouch caps, etc.

Register here: https://squareup.com/store/TheWoods646

A parent/guardian or troop leader is required to stay in the building. Our service unit will be hosting a leader/parent Q and A, if you’re interested. There will be coffee, cocoa, and breakfast treats available for purchase (cash only).

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Girl Scout Junior helps bunnies to earn Bronze Award

Submitted by Ana Martin Del Campo

Metro Denver

Thornton

Alison E., a Girl Scout Junior, has been in Troop 62816 only this Girl Scout year. When she joined this new troop, she realized all the Girl Scouts had already earned their Bronze Award and she wanted to earn hers as well!

Alison read all the requirements to earn the Bronze Award. Then, she saw a lot examples about what other Girl Scouts had done to become Bronze Award Girl Scouts.  We started the adventure with a visit to animal shelters. Alison visited dog shelters, cat shelters, bunny shelters, etc. all while looking for a problem that she could help solve.

During a visit to the Colorado House Rabbit Society, she noticed they have a lot of bunnies! She came up with an idea for how to help the organization by hosting a class to educate the community about adopting bunnies as pets. After that she told me, “This is it mom! I want to do my Bronze Award project to help bunnies to find a  home!”

This summer, she spent more than 35 hours preparing for this event. She talked with the president of Colorado House Rabbit Society, Nancy LaRoche, who authorized the project. The Colorado House Rabbit Society is in Broomfield. Then, she talked with people at the Anythink York Library in Thornton. She worked as a team with Michele Hawking from the library to make a flyer for the class and upload it on the library’s web-site.

Next, Alison took a four-hour class at the shelter and studied and read many articles to learn about bunnies. She visited the bunny shelter several times to have meetings with LaRoche so everything would be fine with the Colorado House Rabbit Society.

She also made a PowerPoint presentation for her class, and chose and prepared all the materials to do a craft bunny toy for the class. People could decide to keep the toy or donate it to the Colorado House Rabbit Society! She also convinced LaRoche to bring bunnies from the Colorado House Rabbit Society to the class, so people could meet and pet them.

On Saturday, September 1, 2018, Girl Scout Junior Alison earned her Bronze Award by hosting a class to educate the community about how to adopt bunnies from the Colorado House Rabbit Society. It was amazing  and she received a lot of compliments. The Colorado House Rabbit Society even donated stuffed animal bunnies as a gift for children who attended the class. It was a surprise for everybody!

Alison wanted to share her story to show other Girls Scouts that you can earn your Bronze Award as a team in your troop or by yourself. You can do it sometimes in one or two years or sometimes in few months over the summer. And most importantly, if you love your idea about what you want to do as a Bronze Award project, go for it! You can do it! If you work hard and are determined to do it, you will earn your Bronze Award!

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