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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.

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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!

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GIRL SCOUT GOLD AWARD PROJECT: Emma Coffey, Thornton, “Money on the Mountain”

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What did you do for your Gold Award project?

The goal of my project was to provide my peers at Mountain Range High School with more access to financial education in a fun, interesting, relevant, and interactive way. I accomplished this by writing a video series to be shown on the weekly video announcements. The videos were given a question-and-answer format, and asked basic questions such as “What is a budget?” or “How much of your income should be put into savings?” I have also created a Facebook page called “Money on the Mountain” that is updated periodically with videos, money management articles, financial facts, and more.

Why did you pursue this Gold Award project?

I have always wanted to earn the Gold Award to make a difference in my community. I wanted to open the door for discussion of the lack of financial literacy being taught to teenagers. I also pursued my Gold Award to challenge myself to learn new things and develop my leadership skills. I am very satisfied with my decision to go for the Gold.

How did your Gold Award project make a difference?

My project addresses the lack of financial education among a specific group of people: teenagers. I believe that because of this project, more students will be aware of the importance of being financially savvy.

What skills did you gain through earning your Gold Award?

I am not the same person I was two years ago, and I can attribute this in a large part to earning the Gold Award. Communicating with other people was a large part of my project. It is also an extremely important life skill. Being a naturally shy person, it was difficult for me at first to approach others about my ideas. Now, without hesitation, I am able to clearly communicate my thoughts. I have also learned the value of tenacity and not giving up, even when it seemed like no one was on my side, or when it seemed like I would never finish. Having the ability to work with/lead a team is another skill that was improved by completing this project. Lastly, while educating others, I have also educated myself about financial literacy. Not only was this project designed to help other people, but an opportunity for myself to grow as an individual and as a leader. This project was all about the journey and the skills I learned along the way to achieve my final result.

How did you make your project sustainable?

My project will be carried on at Mountain Range High School through the Investment Club/DECA. The club will be responsible for posting regularly to the Facebook page and will work with the media department to ensure a replaying of the videos each year. Additionally, a binder will be left behind. This binder will outline all of the tasks and responsibilities that are important to the success of the project, such as when and what to post on the Facebook page, and when to show more videos on the announcements.

What was your connection to the national or global community?

Financial literacy is a skill that is lacking throughout the world. This problem isn’t only seen in the United States. Low financial literacy rates have been reported in Australia, Russia, Switzerland, New Zealand, and Germany. Furthermore, teaching students how to manage their money more wisely will help them to become more responsible citizens, both locally and globally.

What will you most remember about your Gold Award project?

I will remember the obstacles I faced and how I overcame them. While this may not seem like the happiest thing to remember, knowing that I overcame a lot of obstacles to reach this point makes me feel amazing.

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

Earning my Gold Award has assisted me in learning valuable, lifelong skills. These skills (communication, hard work, tenacity) will be very useful for when I enter a professional career. The Gold Award has impacted my life so much that it has even been a guide for my college search process. Because my project focused on financial literacy, I have become more aware about money. This includes becoming aware of the cost of college. Instead of waiting until I graduate college to figure out how to pay for it, I have chosen the school that has given me the best deal financially. Because of this project, my new goal is to graduate college without having any student loans.

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

The Girl Scout Gold Award exemplifies key qualities that define a Girl Scout. The mission of Girl Scouts is to “build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.” The Gold Award teaches girls these qualities, and I feel that I have grown as a leader and a Girl Scout by doing this project. Girl Scouts has been a part of my life for 12 years, and I feel that earning the Gold award is a perfect way to demonstrate what I have learned over the years and a memory that will last for years to come.

***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

Outdoor Skills Camps coming soon – Register Now!

Outdoor Skills Day Camps

Back by popular demand!

An annual favorite event for Girl Scouts is coming back – Outdoor Skills Day camps are being hosted in Longmont, Thornton and Boulder.

Who: 1st Graders and up
When: 9:45am—3:45pm  after Scouts Own (exact times will be sent)
On Sale Price/Girl: $16 includes hot Sat. lunch and Outdoor Skills patch
Adults: free up to required ratios—(1 adult: 4 Brownies or 1 adult: 6 Juniors or 1 adult: 10 Cadettes)
Additional adults: $5/day
Event Maximum: Up to 100 girls (register early). Bring a friend.

Sample of Outdoor Skills to Learn and Improve

  • Knife Craft and Safety
  • Knot Tying
  • Compass Use
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Fire Building and Campsite Set-up / Tent Pitching
  • Emergency First Aid and Preparation

Each girl will earn ‘Outdoor Skills’ patch.

Brownies/Juniors/Cadettes may do activities that are part of other awards.
Each girl should bring a washed/peeled veggie for the lunch Stone Soup. Come with your troop or on your own.
Please register NOW: https://sites.google.com/site/gsoutdoorskillsdayscolorado/

Questions to:  girlscouttroop70007@gmail.com

Girl Scout Senior/Ambassador Troop 70007 is running this event to help Girl Scouts learn Outdoor Skills and as a fundraiser for their big summer trip to California.

Date Registration and Payment Deadline Location
Sat Feb 28 Feb 24 United Methodist Church, 350 11th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501
Sat Mar 7 Mar 3 Good Shepherd UMC, 3690 East 128th Avenue, Thornton, Colorado 80241
Sat Mar 14 Mar 10 Mountain View United Methodist Church, 355 Ponca Place, Boulder, Co 80303

 

Download Outdoor Skills Day Camps Flyer 2015 final.pdf

Parker Girl Scouts lead successful Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary event

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Girl Scout Troop 1292 of Parker wanted to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts in a big way. So they worked for several months to put together a Flash Mob for Girl Scouts of Colorado to celebrate this historic occasion. The dance for the Flash Mob was to the popular Girl Scout song IGNITE by Lifetime Girl Scout Member Melinda Caroll, which will be sung/danced to at many Girl Scout events over the coming year including the Rock the Mall National 100th Anniversary Sing-Along event on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in June.

On Saturday, March 17th, in the midst of the exciting St. Patrick’s Day festivities in downtown Denver, more than 100 Colorado Girl Scouts, who were decked out in green and grinning from ear-to-ear, gathered in Writer’s Square on 16th Street Mall for the Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary Flash Mob. Girl Scouts, leaders, families, friends and alumnae traveled from all over Colorado to be at the event. There were girls from Aurora, Castle Rock, Colorado Springs, Denver, Lakewood, Monument, Parker, Superior, Thornton and Westminster.

Here is a video the troop created from the events. Nice work Troop 1292!

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Thornton Girl Scouts kick off holiday season with food and diaper drive

From Heather Spencer

Girl Scout Troop 3907 from Hulstrom Options K-8 in Thornton held a food and diaper drive for Volunteers of America’s  Mission on Tuesday, Nov. 15th. The drive launched the Girl Scouts’ holiday giving commitment to the community. The fourth grade Girl Scout Juniors were inspired by the non-profit’s impact on the community and decided to commit to service work with Volunteers of America in the future!