Girl Scout Troop 61224 & North Jeffco Service Unit says HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL SCOUTS!
Our troop began collecting baby items for a baby girl and decided to open it up to the North Jeffco Service Unit. Through all of their efforts we were able to have enough supplies for 6 large gift bags. To celebrate the birth of 6 girls born on March 12, 2016 at the Lutheran Medical Center, Wheat Ridge, CO.
Below is a special story of a Girl Scout Leader receiving baby gifts from Girl Scouts years ago and now sharing with a new Future Girl Scout.
Judy says it all…..
In 1982 we had a baby girl at Lutheran Hospital in Wheat Ridge, Co. She was born on March 12, the Girl Scout Birthday. I had been a Girl Scout leader for our oldest daughter and was, at that time, a leader for my middle daughter’s troop. I continued as the leader of that troop for twelve years, taking them to a Gold Award and graduation from High School.
It was a special day for us, March 12, the birth of another girl and the Girl Scout birthday. In 1982 the Mile Hi Council presented a silk-screened Girl Scout onesie to all the girls born on that day at Lutheran Hospital with the hopes of welcoming a future Girl Scout with some cool baby gear and it worked!
Today, I am still a Girl Scout Leader. That baby girl born March 12, 1982 is now a mother and her daughter, my grand-daughter, is now in my troop. This year, our area service unit presented a few baby gifts to the girls born at Lutheran on the Girl Scout Birthday.
Our girls shopped and even made blankets to celebrate their birth with the hopes of sometime welcoming them as “Sister Girl Scouts.”
Troop 3955 and 4071 combined efforts and got energized to find ways to reduce energy use. First, we learned ways to be energy smart and completed a building energy audit at Red Rocks Community College. We experimented with various types of light bulbs and decided that replacing CFL light bulbs with LED was a more efficient way to use energy. We presented our ideas to others at RRCC’s Sustainability Celebration. With a donation from Xcel Energy, we delivered and installed 144 high efficiency light bulbs to individuals who are part of a non profit called A Little Help to help reduce their energy consumption. This organization helps older adults thrive in their homes by connecting them with services and resources. We continue to use what we learned throughout this journey in our everyday lives.
Submitted by Rachelle Trujillo
Cadettes from Troop 2510 in Wheat Ridge helped Daisy Troop 582 from Golden earn their red “courageous and strong” petal this week. They shared stories of how they have grown to be courageous and strong through Girl Scouts, helped the kindergartners make “crowns of awesomeness” and create their own superheroes. The 7th graders loved showing the way for the Daisies.
Giving back to those who have sacrificed so much for our country during their time of need was on the minds and in the hearts of six members of 5th grade Girl Scout Troop 2510 this holiday season. The Wheat Ridge girls chose to help homeless veterans in Denver to earn their Bronze Award, the highest award Girl Scout Juniors can earn.
The girls learned about the homeless veteran population in the Denver area and went out into the community to see overnight shelters and day shelters. They saw permanent housing programs for homeless veterans and learned that there are solutions to homelessness. The majority of homeless veterans are single men who suffer from mental illness or alcohol and/or substance abuse. About one-third of the adult homeless population are veterans. Nearly half of homeless veterans served during the Vietnam era. Many more veterans are considered at risk of homelessness due to poverty, lack of support networks, and dismal living conditions in overcrowded or substandard housing.
The Girl Scouts took action by holding a warm clothing drive at Prospect Valley Elementary School to collect hundreds of jackets, hats, gloves, sweatshirts, socks and shoes. They also created 27 care packages for homeless veterans that included toiletries, warm items, basic food items, candy and handmade cards expressing support and thanks. All items were distributed through the Community Resource and Referral Center in the VA’s Health Care for Homeless Veteran’s program. The Girl Scouts who learned about this important social issue and made a difference are Hannah F., Makayla K., Julia R., Daisy S., Julia T. and Kaylin V.