Tag Archives: Westminster

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Submitted by Mikayla Geeve

Metro Denver


I learned about women who are part of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. I researched these three women: Lily Nie, Marion Downs, and Jill Tietjen.

Lily Nie helped Chinese babies from orphans and brought them to America to be adopted. She did this because foreigners could not adopt Chinese children.

Marion Downs was able to change the world by giving babies hearing aids, so that they could learn and read at the same time that other kids did. She did this to help these kids be able to learn, write, and read at the age of about 5-6, instead of waiting to be tested at 9-10. This would be better, since they could have a better understanding of reading and writing.

Jill Tietjen writes books about other women’s successes who changed the world. By writing these books, other women could be inspired to do the same, and do something good for the world.

Overall, I learned that women all over the world can accomplish anything if they set their minds to it, and have a passion of their interest.

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is excited to partner with Girl Scouts of Colorado to provide girls across the state an opportunity to learn the stories of women who have shaped our state and the nation’s history with courage, leadership, intelligence, and creativity. Girl Scouts are future female leaders of Colorado and the Hall of Fame recognizes and preserves the accomplishments of past and present Colorado women. – M.L. Hanson, Founder of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Thanks to Mikayla for sharing her story earning this special patch with Girl Scouts of Colorado!

2019 Best Cookie Video contest: Genevieve’s cookie video

My Name is Genevieve and I am a Girl Scout Brownie. This is my second year selling cookies and my goal is 1,000 packages of cookies so I can go to Mermaid Camp. I am working really hard doing booth sales and going door-to-door, so I can earn enough Cookie Credits so that I don’t have to mow lawns to help pay for camp!

Watch my video here: https://youtu.be/cq9ysodK2cw

To enter this year’s “Best Cookie Video Contest,” just email your video, along with a brief story and your cookie goal, to Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

Cybersecurity 1: Basics with Coalfire


Saturday, January 12, 2019

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.



11000 Westmoor Cir

Westminster, CO 80021

Girl Scout Juniors are invited to work with cybersecurity experts at Coalfire to earn their “Cybersecurity 1: Basics” badge!
The “Cybersecurity 1: Basics” badge will be provided at the event.

Girl Scouts: $5

Adults: FREE

Register online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/cybersecurity_1_basi.html

Girls will learn:

  • How computers read information
  • How networks work
  • What protocols are
  • How computers communicate
  • What malware is

Breakfast and snacks will be provided. We encourage participants to plan for a late lunch on their own after the session is over.

This is not a drop off event. Adult-to-girl ratios for events must be met. Girls attending with a troop leader should bring a completed parent permission form for a Girl Scout activity that troop leaders will retain for their records.

Registration ends: Tuesday, January 8

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

Cookie Rally to help our military

Submitted by Rebecca Knight

Metro Denver


The girls from Troop 60493 have put together an awesome cookie rally and service project for the military on January 12, 2019! Held at the Westview Rec Center in Westminster, girls will work on their cookie selling skills and earn a financial literacy or cookie business badge (DBJ-badge not included). This year, we will also make paracord survival bracelets for our military overseas as a service project.

CSA’s are invited to help at the event as well! The cost is $12 per participant. Please follow this link (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e44ada822a57-cookie) to sign up and we will send you a Square invoice through email. Choose either the morning or afternoon rally. We would love to see you all there!

These girls are amazing go-getters and leaders! They have planned this entire cookie rally and service project from beginning to end to help their Girl Scout sisters with cookie business skills and to say thank you to our military. You will see them at the rally playing games, doing crafts, and roleplaying with the girls to get them ready for this year’s cookie season. They will wrap up their time with the girls making those paracord survival bracelets for our military overseas.


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

The Nutcracker performance in Westminster

Submitted by Diane Christensen

Metro Denver


Experience the magical tradition of The Nutcracker performed by Littleton Youth Ballet and Littleton Ballet Academy. This Christmas, treat yourself to a magical evening with Clara and the Nutcracker as Littleton Youth Ballet and Littleton Ballet Academy cast a spell over you and your entire family with its captivating production of The Nutcracker. Featuring a cast of more than 150 children, pre-professional dancers, and professional guest artists, this delightful ballet will transport you to a simpler time and an enchanting place, where snowflakes dance, nutcrackers turn into princes, and wishes really do come true!
 LYB’s production is a fully professional production with gorgeous sets and backdrops, beautiful costumes, and will captivate the hearts of all ages as they travel with young Clara in her fanciful dream to the Land of Sweets.

Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 15 at 2 and 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 16 at Noon and 4 p.m.

Joanna Ramsey Theatre

6933 Raleigh St Westminster, CO 80030

For Tickets:

(303) 794 – 6694


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

Girl Scout Day at the Butterfly Pavilion

Saturday, November 3, 2018

9 a.m. – 5 p.m

6252 W 104th Ave.

Westminster, CO 80020

Register at: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2018/girl_scout_day_at_th_988795276.html

Mark your calendars for one wild time! Girl Scouts are taking over Butterfly Pavilion on November 3 for a special day! Join us for a day of fun activities, crafts, and live animal encounters that will help you meet all the steps for your Brownie “Bugs” badge or Daisy “Make the World a Better Place” petal!


Individual adults: $12 (members $5)

Individual Girl Scouts: $8 (members $5)

Children under 2: FREE

That’s just $20 for adult and child individual, $10 for member adult and child!


We are happy to offer group rates for troops if you meet the following criteria:

  • There are 10 or more guests in your group
  • You pay for the entire group with one payment
  • Basic troop pricing is:
    Adults: $10
    Children (2-12): $6
    Under 2: Free, as always

Girl Scout Day includes:

  • Access to all indoor and outdoor exhibits!
  • Girl Scout self-guided scavenger hunt (which can tick off many steps!)
  • A full schedule of programs, all centered around bugs, science, and making our world a better place!
  • Several stations with crafts, snacks, activities, and discussions set up throughout the Pavilion for groups to explore at their own pace — all based on the Brownie “Bugs” badge or Daisy “Make the World a Better Place” petal!
  • A certificate for having attended Girl Scout Day at Butterfly Pavilion!
  • Vendors with more games, crafts, activities, and giveaways!

There will be no timed classes this year, so more Girl Scouts can attend. However, your experience will meet all steps necessary to earn your Brownie “Bugs” badge or Daisy “Make the World a Better Place” petal.

Questions? Contact Marissa at mcopan@butterflies.org or (720) 974 – 1877.

Juliette Low’s Skate City birthday celebration

Submitted by Jordan Cadena

Metro Denver


Please join Service Unit 646 in celebrating Juliette Low’s birthday at Skate City in Westminster on October 23, 2018 from 6 – 8 p.m. Admission is $5 and skate rental is $2.50, which will both be paid at the door. If you’d like to purchase a glow in the dark Juliette Low patch, you can do that at the craft table for $2. The girls will also have the opportunity to skate, play games Juliette Low would have played, create a “flat Juliette” to send to other troops, and meet other Girl Scouts! Skate City also has food available for purchase and skate trainers are first come, first-served. No registration is necessary, just show up, ready to party!!


200 W 121st Ave.

Westmister, CO 80234


October 23, 2018

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Admission: $5

Skates: $2.50

Fun Patch: $2 – Advanced purchase here: https://thewoods646.trooptrack.com/share/pages/38339)\

Juliette Low is the founder of Girl Scouts! “A true visionary, Juliette brought girls of all backgrounds into the out-of-doors, encouraged them to prepare not only for traditional homemaking, but also for possible future roles as professional women—in the arts, sciences and business—and for active citizenship outside the home. More than 100 years later, her vision has grown from the original 18 girls to 3.7 million today, with more than 59 million girls, women and men who have belonged to Girl Scouts over the years.”

Fun fact: “One of Juliette’s special skills was standing on her head. She stood on her head every year on her birthday to prove she still could do it, and also celebrated nieces’ and nephews’ birthdays by standing on her head. Once, she even stood on her head in the board room at National Headquarters to show off the new Girl Scout shoes.”


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

Colorado Outdoor Adventure Day Camp

Submitted by Marcia Roe

Metro Denver


July 9-13, 2018, 55 girls attended Colorado Outdoor Adventure Day Camp sponsored by Troop 61359 at Barr Lake State Park for Brownies and Juniors. Although it was hot, girls and adult attendees had a great time. We had amazing times being brave, being kind, having courage, exploring and developing deep roots in friendship and scouting, and gaining wings to soar to new adventures. Adventures included archery, fishing, boating, hiking, learning about Colorado wildlife and plants, and outdoor cooking. We even had an added bonus of visiting friends involved with Girl Guides in the UK coming to teach us songs and letter boxing .

Barr Lake State Park rangers and volunteers were amazing at helping this camp run so smoothly. Their Eagle Express and vast knowledge helped us so very much. Each day girls received snacks that were donated from different Colorado companies/donors. Thank you to Bobo’s, Chipotle, MM Local Foods, and Celestial Seasonings. Thank you to everyone who donated their time and resources to make this week a success.

We will see you again for more adventures next year, July 8-12, 2019.

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

Wild Stories troop camp

Submitted by Marcia Roe

Metro Denver


Join Troop 1359 for an adventure filled weekend at Magic Sky July 20 – 22, 2018 with Max from Where the Wild Things Are, The Little Prince, Merida, and many more. The stories are just the start to the stories and camp memories we will make this weekend because the best stories are those we live ourselves.

$70 for GSCO girl members
$50 for GSCO safetywise adult members


Questions? Contact Marcia Roe at ocmc1359@gmail.com

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

Volunteer Spotlight: Teri Shafer

Girl Scouts of Colorado is celebrating extraordinary volunteers throughout the state in honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month. Teri Shafer of Westminster in the Metro Denver region is both a troop leader and a Product Program volunteer. She is also a shining example of the wonderful role Girl Scout volunteers play in the lives of girls and our community.

GSCO asked Teri to answer a few quick questions about her volunteer experience. We hope you find her as inspiring as we did.

Why did you become a Girl Scout volunteer?

My oldest daughter joined Girl Scouts in kindergarten.  When my younger daughter entered kindergarten, she too wanted to be a Girl Scout. At back to school, I filled out an interest form and, knowing someone needs to start a troop, decided to check the box that I was willing to volunteer. Eight years later, I never once regretted checking that box!

Tell us about your different volunteer roles as a Girl Scout.

I was almost immediately contacted and asked if I wanted to start a troop so I very quickly became a troop leader.  Along the way, I’ve enjoyed mentoring other troops and new leaders.  I have participated in recruiting events. I also have volunteered as a SUFSM for our service unit and this year took on the role of SUCM. I annually take on the jobs of FSM and TCM for our troop which readily prepared me for stepping into the SU roles.

What have you learned as a Girl Scout volunteer?

I would have a hard time listing all the things I’ve learned as a Girl Scout volunteer! I have learned to allow the girls more and more control of everything about the troop as they have grown and matured. They now run all meetings and plan out everything they are going to do. I’ve really loved watching this progression and they have all stepped up to be amazing leaders. Not only CAN they take charge, but they love doing it and it has been very empowering for each of the girls. I’ve also learned that I enjoy working with kids and it encouraged me to start a new career as a substitute teacher. I doubt I would have started on this path without my experience in Girl Scouts!

What do you hope girls have learned from you?

I hope the girls have learned from me to not be afraid to step up and take on a new challenge. They were so nervous when they first started leading meetings and I just kept encouraging them to have fun with it and not worry so much about fitting everything in or doing everything perfectly. They really seem to have embraced this and are absolute pros at it! I also hope they’ve learned a lot (and I’m pretty sure they have!) about running a business from selling cookies. I have always expected them to take it seriously and although they can have fun while selling cookies they do have a job to perform. They are all so amazing at it and have enjoyed running cookie rallies to share their talents and knowledge with younger girls. Any one of the girls in my troop could get a job today with what they have learned from selling cookies!

How has your experience as a volunteer helped you become a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader)?

My experience with Girl Scouts has definitely encouraged me to take on additional leadership roles in my life such as joining the PTO or stepping into service unit leadership roles. It also led to my career as a substitute teacher. I hope that taking on new challenges shows the girls in my troop and my own daughters that it can be rewarding and they shouldn’t be afraid of new challenges.  

Want to nominate a volunteer for Girl Scouts of Colorado to spotlight? Please email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.