Tag Archives: Volunteer News

Older girl and adult volunteer opportunity at Daisy Flower Garden

Love to work with Girl Scout Daisies? We’re looking for you! Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, and approved adult volunteers are invited to run activity stations at our Daisy Flower Garden Journey at the Denver Botanic Gardens on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, 2019. Activity stations in the past have included yoga, crafts, story-telling, games, and more. All supplies for activity stations will be provided by GSCO.

We need volunteers for morning (8 – 11:30 a.m.) and afternoon shifts (11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.) on both Saturday and Sunday. We need approximately 40 volunteers per shift each day. All volunteers will get free entry into the Denver Botanic Gardens for the day, so come early or stay after your volunteer shift to enjoy the Garden.

This volunteer opportunity is open to Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors and approved adult volunteers. It’s a great way to earn Program Aide hours, hours for your Community Service Bar, Service to Girl Scouting Bar, or service hours for school. Adult volunteers must be approved, background-checked Girl Scout volunteers to meet GSCO and the Denver Botanic Gardens’ volunteer guidelines. All girls volunteering must be accompanied by an approved, background-checked Girl Scout volunteer and adult to girl ratios for events must be met.

Volunteers who sign up will be contacted by Aimee Artzer about two weeks before the event to choose their activity station assignment.

Registration for this opportunity will close Thursday, April 4 OR when capacity has been met.

Register for this exciting volunteer opportunity now!
https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/older_girl_adult_vol.html

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

2019 Best Cookie Dad contest: How my dad became a Girl Scout

Submitted by Dysennya V.

Metro Denver

Denver

It started in the year of 2018 and he froze his butt off to help me with cookies. Last year, when my goal was 1,500, I got to 1,674 and that would not have happened if it was not for my dad. He has always said he would help me to the best of his ability. Even now in 2019 with his new job, he is still taking and using his weekends and days off to come help me sell!

My goal this year is 2,000 and his exact words were, “I’m gonna help you reach your goal as long as you try.”

He is limited to the days he has off work to the hours he takes out of his time. He is always helping me and trying to make me/help me get to my goal. I love you dad.

Dads are an important part of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie Team. That’s why we honor dads who help Girl Scouts all across Colorado meet their goals. Tell us about what makes your dad an awesome Cookie Dad and he could win a cool prize. 

Smart Cookie: February 25, 2019

We’re past the halfway point in this year’s Girl Scout Cookie Program, and girls are putting their newly acquired business skills to work. Inventory management is key for girls and troops. Troop Cookie Managers should check in with families and redistribute cookies among the troop as needed. Before ordering more cookies from your local cupboard, reach out to troops in your service unit for troop-to-troop transfers of inventory. Troops should not hold onto Hometown Hero cookies; you will be able to pull additional cookies to fill Hometown Hero orders or use any remaining inventory at the end of the program for these donated cookies.

Earn the Uniform-to-Uniform patch

  • The Uniform to Uniform is a new patch program for the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program. Colorado Girl Scouts are encouraged to invite uniformed personnel, such as law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, etc., to visit them at their cookie booths. This is an opportunity for Girl Scouts and the public to learn more about the work these amazing women and men do for our communities. The first 200 Girl Scouts to earn the patch will receive a FREE patch. (Note: This patch has proven quite popular and they’re going fast, so don’t delay!) Learn more. Didn’t qualify for a free patch? You can purchase them from the GSCO Retail Shop.

Cooking with cookies

Providing customers with recipes can help increase sales, especially at booth sites at grocery stores. Here are a few recipes you might want to try:

Earn the Gift of Caring patch

Salute America’s heroes by selling 50 (or more) packages of Gift of Caring Girl Scout Cookies by Sunday, March 10, 2019. Any Colorado Girl Scout who does will receive a free, special-order fun patch after completing the online form. Be sure to include your goals and troop number, along with a fun pic of you and/or your troop. The deadline to complete the form is Tuesday, March 12, 2019.
Digital Cookie is a great way to increase Gift of Caring sales! Use the platform to send emails to friends and family asking them to provide a sweet treat to military and other uniformed personnel while helping your troop reach your goals!

Bling Your Booth voting deadline

The voting for the Bling Your Booth contest ends at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. All of the entries have been uploaded to the Girl Scouts of Colorado Facebook page and are part of the album: Bling Your Booth Challenge 2019. Tell your friends and family to vote for your entry by simply clicking “like” or reacting to it. The photo that receives the most likes and reactions by February 28 at 9 a.m. wins! The top prize is $200 in Cookie Credits!

Thank you Media Stars

From television to radio to newspapers and even social media, Girl Scouts of Colorado Media Stars have been working hard to spread the word about the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program and all the amazing things Girl Scouts do with their cookie money.

From Grand Junction to Colorado Springs to Greeley and Denver, GSCO G.I.R.L. Media Stars have been busy promoting the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

Interested in being a GSCO G.I.R.L. Media Star?  Email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

Upcoming Events

March 10

Cookie program ends

March 12

Rewards orders due in eBudde

March 13 

Last day to pick up HTH cookies from a cupboard

March 15 

Money problem reports due

March 20

ACH debit for total amount due to council

 

2019 Best Cookie Dad contest: My dad is the best Cookie Dad

Submitted by Ainsley C.

Metro Denver

Arvada

My dad always buys Girl Scout Cookies from me. His favorite cookies are Samoas! I also like going to his work to sell cookies. He’s helped me the past three years in a row. He always supports what I do in Girl Scouts. That’s why I think my dad is the best dad ever.

Dads are an important part of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie Team. That’s why we honor dads who help Girl Scouts all across Colorado meet their goals. Tell us about what makes your dad an awesome Cookie Dad and he could win a cool prize. 

2019 Best Cookie Dad contest: Cookie Dads rock

Submitted by Olivia H.

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

My dad, Bruce, is man enough to be a Girl Scout. This year, my mom is the troop cookie manager for our troop, Troop 43893. So, our garage is filled with cookies. My dad helped organize our initial order pickup and got the cookies loaded into our garage. Now, he’s helping me hit my goals by coming to booths and My Sales with me. He also takes time to have me at his office to sell more cookies. I couldn’t do it without him.

Dads are an important part of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie Team. That’s why we honor dads who help Girl Scouts all across Colorado meet their goals. Tell us about what makes your dad an awesome Cookie Dad and he could win a cool prize. 

Guest blogger: John Silver of Metro Denver

John Silver of Metro Denver is proud to be an adult volunteer for Girl Scouts of Colorado. As the brother and son of Girl Scouts, John is now an adult seeing Girl Scouts through new eyes. John will be reporting on things he learns– that you might not know either! He will also be researching badge earning and other opportunities for Girl Scouts today.

Hello!

My name is John Silver.  My three older sisters were Girl Scouts, and for many years my mother was a troop leader in Brighton. I recently retired, and I’ve become a part-time volunteer for Girl Scouts of Colorado.

I’ve just started to learn about this great organization, and I can’t wait to learn more!  Here are three things that have surprised me:

  • Men can become troop leaders and Cookie Dads. I’ve heard that many of them proudly wear t-shirts that say: “Man Enough to be a Girl Scout!”
  • Girl Scouts of Colorado has many procedures in place to protect the safety of the girls. For example, before Girl Scouts of Colorado partners with another organization or even posts information on the Activities Calendar, the organization is checked out to be sure it fits the Girl Scout Mission and will provide a safe place for the girls.
  • The Girl Scout Cookie Program is a huge deal.

When I was young and my mother was the service unit cookie manager for troops in Brighton, it seemed to me that cases of cookies magically appeared at our house.  Who knew how many people worked so hard to make that happen!

I know now that there is so much more to it and it starts months before anyone sees a single cookie. The logistics of receiving and moving more than 4 MILLION packages of cookies around the state and ultimately getting them in the hands of individual Girl Scouts is amazing, not to mention the paperwork, the ordering, the training, and so many other behind the scenes activities!

I’m proud to be a volunteer for Girl Scouts of Colorado.

2019 Best Cookie Dad contest: Cookie booth coordinating dad

Submitted by Kate Harvie

Western Slope

Montrose

Steve Grenoble is not just a regular Cookie Dad ! He serves as one of our cookie booth coordinators for Troop 17122. Day or night, Steve is the man on the job during cookie season. He helps our TCM in many ways, not just to benefit his own daughter.

Dads are an important part of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie Team. That’s why we honor dads who help Girl Scouts all across Colorado meet their goals. Tell us about what makes your dad an awesome Cookie Dad and he could win a cool prize. 

2019 Best Cookie Dad contest: He’s sew-tastic

Submitted by Ella J.

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

My dad sewed material for our cookie booth and it is SO awesome. My dad helped create a cookie booth for my new Brownie troop and it is AMAZING! He stayed up way late with my mom one night and in the morning, it was all done. He has taken my sister (a Daisy) and I door-to-door many times and has even taken us to work on late start to sell our cookies. He is so great! We also put the booth up and sold more cookies during my sister’s basketball game. I just love him and how much he encourages me and my sisters to succeed.

Dads are an important part of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie Team. That’s why we honor dads who help Girl Scouts all across Colorado meet their goals. Tell us about what makes your dad an awesome Cookie Dad and he could win a cool prize. 

Smart Cookie: February 18, 2019

Did you Bling Your Booth?

Thousands of Girl Scouts were out in front of grocery stores this weekend for the start of council booth sales! We saw many creative themes and some amazing sales pitches! Keep up the good work. Did you #BlingYourBooth? Don’t forget to send a photo to AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org by February 21. All of the entries will be uploaded to the  Girl Scouts of Colorado Facebook page and be part of the album: Bling Your Booth Challenge 2019. Tell your friends and family to vote for your entry by simply clicking “like” or reacting to it. The photo that receives the most likes and reactions by February 28 at 9 a.m. wins! The top prize is $200 in Cookie Credits!

View contest details.

Booth etiquette reminders

With the start of council booths, it’s a good time to remind girls and families about booth etiquette. Girls should be polite and thank people whether they purchase or not. Be courteous to arriving Girl Scouts and have your table packed and ready to move at the end of your time slot. Clean up all trash and remove all empty cases. Remember that girls make all sales, but an adult should have the money on their person at all times.

Spread the word about Girl Scouts

Every cookie booth is an opportunity to be an ambassador for the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Many times Girl Scout alums will stop to share their experience with girls, and sometimes families with young girls stop by to ask how they can get involved. Others are curious about what your girls plan to do with their funds. Whether you’re working toward a highest award, planning a Take Action project in your community, saving up for a big trip, or helping to pay for a summer camp experience, spread the word to all your customers. If families ask about how their girl can get in on the action you can direct them to our website, girlscoutsofcolorado.org it’s not too late — troops are forming all year long!

Check your inventory

The first weekend of booths have a way of depleting inventory so please check your inventory. Cookie Cupboards are open around the state if you need to restock. Check your local cupboard hours in eBudde and try to give one week’s notice for orders to be filled. You must put orders in at least 72 hours prior to picking up from the cupboard. If you need cookies before 72 hours, please work with families in your troop or other Girl Scouts in your area who may have excess inventory. Be mindful that many cupboards are managed by volunteers and will have varying hours. It is important to note that anyone who picks up cookies from a cupboard will need an eBudde password.

Earn the Gift of Caring patch

Salute America’s heroes by selling 50 (or more) packages of Gift of Caring Girl Scout Cookies by Sunday, March 10, 2019. Any Colorado Girl Scout who does will receive a free, special-order fun patch after completing the online form. Be sure to include your goals and troop number, along with a fun pic of you and/or your troop. The deadline to complete the form is Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

Vote for your favorite Cookie Video

Thank you to everyone who entered our contest for “Best Cookie Video.” We are so impressed by the creativity and enthusiasm of all of these cookie-bosses. Now, it is time to rally your friends and family to vote!

All of the entries have been uploaded to our YouTube Channel and are part of the playlist: Best Cookie Video Contest 2019. If you like a video, simply click the “thumbs up” icon beneath it. The video that receives the most “thumbs up” by February 21 at 9 a.m. wins!

  • First Prize: $200 in Cookie Credits
  • Second Prize: $100 in Cookie Credits
  • Third Prize: $50 in Cookie Credits

Thank you Media Stars

From television to radio to newspapers and even social media, Girl Scouts of Colorado Media Stars have been working hard to spread the word about the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program and all the amazing things Girl Scouts do with their cookie money.

From Grand Junction to Colorado Springs to Greeley and Denver, GSCO G.I.R.L. Media Stars have been busy promoting the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

Interested in being a GSCO G.I.R.L. Media Star?  Email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

 

2019 Best Cookie Dad contest: My daddy is the best!

Submitted by Brooklynn L.

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

My daddy is the BEST Cookie Dad! This is my fourth year in Girl Scouts selling cookies and he has been to every single booth! He is always by my side helping me to reach my goals and he is just amazing! I couldn’t do it without his support!

Dads are an important part of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie Team. That’s why we honor dads who help Girl Scouts all across Colorado meet their goals. Tell us about what makes your dad an awesome Cookie Dad and he could win a cool prize.