Tag Archives: Thornton

Brownie/Daisy Fun Day

Submitted by Michelle Johnson

Metro Denver

Thornton

We would like to invite Brownies and Daisies to our Brownie/Daisy Fun Day. We will have each level do a Journey. The Brownies will do “Brownie Quest.” The Daisies will do the “5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals” Journey. The cost is $7 per girl (included fun patch, but not the Journey Patch). If the leaders want a fun patch, they cost $2 a piece. The event is on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We ask that parents just drop off or find something quiet to do so the Junior/Cadette leaders will not be nervous. Each troop must have at least one leader stay with them. We will not serve lunch, but we will be serving snack. Please email troop62215@gmail.com for more info. Space is limited so RSVP soon. Last day to RSVP is 10/24/2016.

Why I Love Fall Sale

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Submitted by Katie H., Media Star

Thornton

Metro Denver

The Girl Scouts of Colorado Fall Product Sale Program is a great money-earning activity for Girl Scouts, because it’s also a warm-up for the Girl Scout cookie sale.  I do the Fall Sale because I really like to sell things.  Also, I’m a natural business woman so I find selling stuff extremely gratifying.  I also really love the challenge, because if it wasn’t challenging, it would be boring.  Another reason is that I like the super cool prizes.  My personal favorite animal representing the Fall Sale was the flamingo.  My mom says it’s also a warm-up for the cookie mom.

Business is my greatest talent, and the Fall Sale is a really fun business.  It raises money for Girl Scouts, and they use that money to do good things, like planning fun activities for troops to do.  I really like the items up for sale, too.  And it’s been a great chance for me to meet my neighbors.  I have made some amazing friends.

The fantastic Fall Sale has allowed me to break out of my shell and not be shy.  I also learned how to sell stuff without doing booth sales.  Thank-you notes have also helped me bring back customers from last year.  I personally think girls should do thank-you notes for sales more often.  I also learned how to talk to strangers, and I’m not so shy anymore.  The Fall Sale is great for all of these reasons and more.

Star makers support heroes

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Submitted by Carol Lucero

Thornton

Metro Denver

Girl Scouts from troops 63979, 62131 and 63687 got together for a Star Party, working in conjunction with the North Metro Fire Rescue Department and Broomfield Police Department to honor our heroes. These girls have become ‘Star Makers’ with www.starsforourtroops.org, which collects embroidered stars from used, tattered, or faded American flags and repurposes them as pocket-sized mementos for veterans and first responders. These star packets are then given to heroes as a thank you for their service. Nothing beats the heartwarming feeling of patriotism and support when a veteran smiles back after being thanked for their sacrifice and handed a star!

The NMFR has collected 134 retired flags with embroidered stars, which translates into 6,700 stars for packets– that is a huge number of heroes to thank! So far this month, star packets have been given to police officers in Broomfield, Aurora, Englewood, Adams County, Thornton and Arapahoe County. Stars have also gone to members of The Patriot Guard at a recent funeral of a retired Englewood Police Department member. The three troops got together this weekend to bag another 3,500 stars that will be delivered to the Dallas Police Department on Sunday, July 24, 2016 in memory of their officers recently murdered. Plans are underway to send a shipment to Baton Rouge.

These girls are learning not only to collaborate on important projects and give selflessly, but to support and honor those who sacrifice so much for our freedom. Many of these girls have veterans and first responders in their own families– and they of course got stars too!

We’re happy to collect any flags or stars you wish to contribute to their efforts! Please call to arrange a pick up at 303-726-0128.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments too.

Thornton troop earns Bronze

Submitted by E Lisa Cancella

Thornton

Metro Denver

On March 26th, Elyana Knapp, with the help of her troop # 60325, earned her Bronze award by placing donated books for children in the lobby of the Adams County DHS building. They put the following article in their school newsletter:

Girl Scout Service Project – Girl Scouts participate in service projects that benefit the community and make the world a better place. Girl Scout Elyana Knapp, age 10, suggested that Troop # 60325 donate books to needy children. The troop purchased and distributed new children’s books to Adams County Human Services to be placed in the building lobby. It was a great project because many of the children served love to read and look at books.The lack of children’s books is an ongoing need and the troop’s generous donation was much needed and appreciated.

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Westgate Daisies Help Adams County Animal Shelter

Submitted by Pam Migliore

Thornton

Denver Metro

Westgate Daisy Troop 65794 in Thornton, CO donated a large cart-full of recycled items (blankets, towels, paper towel tubes, etc.) to the Adams County Animal Shelter on 4/13/2016. This was the Girls’ first year selling cookies and this was the cause they chose (along with helping to build a playground at their school.)

While visiting the shelter, the Girls learned about the ongoing needs of the shelter and the good work the volunteers do.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments too.

Our first year as a Girl Scout

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Submitted by Priscilla Orozco-Garcia

Thornton

Denver Metro

This is Lesly’s 1st year “officially” selling cookies as a Girl Scout. Since she has been involved in the troop since she was in a baby carrier,  her mom has been a Girl Scout troop leader for the past 5 years.  This was an exciting 1st year selling cookies!

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Thornton troop collects 351 stuffed animals

Submitted by Nina Duncan

Thornton

Denver Metro

To kick off our first year as troop 60114, we thought it would be fun to collect stuffed animals for the Teddy Bear Project.
Some of our girls organized school drives to collect animals, and some of them donated their own stuffed animals. In the end, our nine girls collected 351 stuffed animals for donation.

To celebrate their hard work, we decided to have a Tagging Party. We ordered pizzas, had Teddy Grahams, and made a night of it. With the girls and parents fed, it took us no time to get all of the animals tagged and ready for delivery.

That night, the girls received their Community Helper patch, and received a Community Support Certificate from the Child Rescue Foundation. The Teddy Bear Project was a great opportunity for our troop to be able to help our community, as well as teach our girls that by working together, we can accomplish many goals.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments too.

Silver Award ‘Girls Only’ Career Fair

Submitted by Isabella Lucero

Thornton

Denver Metro

Join Troop 53979 for a Girls Only Career Fair on Saturday September 19, 2015 from 9am to 12pm at Northglenn Middle School, 1123 Muriel Dr, Northglenn. This Fair is in part to earn our Silver Award! We are hosting this event so girls can learn about all the available jobs they can have when they grow up, and to understand they can have ANY career- Engineer, Plumber, Financial Planner, Teacher, etc. Girls age 10-18 are invited to join us, meet our invited guest professionals, ask questions and find out how to get started chasing their career goals.

Please RSVP to TL Jill Rampacek at jrampacek@comcast.net
We hope to see you there!

P.S. Are you a working mom in a non-traditional field? Or do you know a woman who would make a great addition as a guest! We’d like to hear from you!

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Troop 367 loves Earth Day, reminds others to appreciate the planet

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Submitted by Jessica Bloom

Thornton

Denver Metro

Each year our troop invites friends and family to join us in cleaning up the grounds around our home school, the goal is for each person to collect one bag of trash. This year, we got more than 14 bags full! Afterwards, we invite everyone to help decorate the sidewalks around the school with earth day chalk art. This morning, as students and parents arrived at the school they were greeted with art reminding then to love their planet!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments too.