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Girl Scout Daisy Lily’s first day of camp

Submitted by Brittany Smith

Northern & Northeastern CO

Windsor

I just wanted to share some pictures from my daughter’s first day of Girl Scout Camp. Lily has been counting down for weeks! This year, she is doing a day camp and is already plotting for overnight camp as a Brownie. Lily woke up at 5 in the morning and packed up all of the items on her list.

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

Volunteer Spotlight: Jill Mann

Girl Scouts of Colorado is celebrating extraordinary volunteers throughout the state in honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month. Jill Mann of Windsor in the Northern & Northeastern CO region is a shining example of the wonderful role Girl Scout volunteers play in the lives of girls and our community.

GSCO asked Jill 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?

Originally to help my daughter’s troop when my oldest girl was a Daisy and they needed someone to coordinate the troop cookie sales. I’ve since helped out with troop and service unit level leadership.

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

I’ve been our troop cookie manager for four years now. This is my second year in a troop leadership position. Last year, I worked with our Brownies. This year, I’ve helped our Daisy and Cadette level troops (mixed level troop) with their badge goals, and assisted our other leaders with Brownie and Junior level activities. I have also assisted our troop leadership team on our yearly troop camping trips. This year, I’ve also assisted with our service unit leadership and was the service unit cookie manager.

What have you learned as a Girl Scout volunteer?

I’ve learned that there are so many more opportunities for our girls to learn a variety of skills, all they need is a little guidance to see the possibilities and think outside the box.

What do you hope girls have learned from you?

I hope they have seen that they really can do anything they want to with a little determination and the ability to ask for help if they need to, and that there is something to be learned from every experience.

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

I have definitely had to leave my comfort zone on this adventure. I tend to be more of a quiet observer. Being a Girl Scout volunteer, I’ve had to get out, do things, and learn new skills I would not have otherwise picked up.

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

Girl Scout Daisies first Hometown Hero cookie delivery

Submitted by Brittany Smith

Northern & Northeastern CO

Windsor

Our Girl Scout Daisies made their first-ever Hometown Hero cookie delivery! They were able to donate over 100 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to the Fort Collins Rescue Mission. We are so lucky to have an organization to support our homeless neighbors. The girls really enjoyed giving back to the community.

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

Media Star delivers Girl Scout Cookies to police officers

Submitted by Amanda K.

Northern & Northeastern CO

Windsor

After the Greeley Tribune interviewed Bella about the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program, our phone started ringed off the hook! A number of friends called us, including Scott James, a local radio personality and the mayor of Johnstown. Scott wanted to buy $100 worth of Girl Scout Cookies to donate to the Windsor Police Department. He also wanted to buy $100 worth of cookies from a Johnstown Girl Scout to donate to the Johnstown Police Department.

Scott also put a call out on social media to all the local mayors in Northern Colorado challenging them to do the same.  Bella went on Tuesday morning and sold him 25 packages. On Wednesday afternoon, we met up with the Windsor Police Department to deliver the cookies on his behalf.

It was really fun. The officers were very grateful and Scott was very fun to be on air with!

G.I.R.L. Stories: I am a risk-taker, leader, and go-getter

Submitted by Bella K., G.I.R.L.  Media Star

Northern & Northeastern CO

Windsor

Girl Scouts has helped me become a risk-taker because when I was at Sky High Ranch I rode a long zip line. I was very nervous to do it, but once I got on I had so much fun! I was one of the few girls who actually let go of the rope when I was riding it.

Girl Scouts has also helped me to become a leader because at troop cookie camp, we were going on a hike and the girls in my troop were getting discouraged. I started to sing and the girls sang along. This helped the hike go better and the girls had fun. This is one of the many ways Girl Scouts has helped me become a leader.

Girl Scouts has helped me to be a go-getter because last cookie season my goal was 1,000 packages of Girl Scout Cookies. I wanted to meet the goal I met last year, but instead I went 1,053 packages beyond!

How has Girl Scouts helped you become a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, or leader)? Share your Girl Scout story and photos using the Share Your Stories form.

Brownie Troop 73033 Delivers HTH Cookies to Larimer Humane Society

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Submitted by Lisa Miller

Windsor

Northern and Northeastern Colorado

Brownie Troop 73033 from Windsor delivered cookies last week to the their Hometown Heroes at the Larimer Humane Society! The girls voted to recognize the kind, caring people there who work to rescue animals in our community and help them to find a forever home.

While we were there, the girls were also able to tour the facility and visit with the animals. So much fun!

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