Category Archives: Girl Scout News

Four fun ideas to #BlingYourBooth

 Bling Your Booth2

The #BlingYourBooth Challenge is now underway and this year, Colorado Girl Scouts have the chance to win up to $200 in Cookie Credits!

Here are four fun ideas/themes to #BlingYourBooth to attract more customers and increase sales:

  1. In honor of Presidents’ Day weekend (Feb. 12-15), show your love for the military by decorating your booth patriotically!
  2. National Chocolate Mint Day is Feb. 19, so decorate your booth (held between Feb. 19-21) as chocolatey and minty as you can!
  3. National Tell a Fairy Tale Day is 26! Between Feb. 26-28, why not dress up as your fave fairy tale character and theme out your booth as a fairy tale?
  4. National Frozen Food Day is March 6. And, what freezes fabulously?! Girl Scout Cookies! Remind customers of that March 4-6.

Remember these rules:

  1. Take a photo of your troop in action at your booth.
  2. Post it to the Girl Scouts of Colorado Facebook page or tag us on Twitter or Instagram (@GSColo). You must include #BlingYourBooth, along with your troop number and cookie goal.
  3. Submit your entry by February 25, 2016!
  4. All of the entries will then be uploaded to our Facebook page and be part of the album: #BlingYourBooth Challenge 2016. Tell your friends and family to vote for your entry by simply clicking “like.” The photo that receives the most likes by March 1 at 9 a.m. wins!

First Prize: $200 in Cookie Credits

Second Prize: $100 in Cookie Credits

Third Prize: $50 in Cookie Credits

Remember, you need to be 13 or over to upload your own entry. If you’re younger than 13, that’s OK! Just get some help from a volunteer, parent, or an adult you trust.

If this challenge sounds familiar, that’s because it is! Girl Scouts of the USA is also hosting a #BlingYourBooth Challenge and giving troops across the country the chance to win $500.

If you have questions, please email Girl Scouts of Colorado Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper.

*** Note: This contest is for Girl Scouts of Colorado girl members only.

Share the joy of Girl Scout Cookies with deployed service members

DSC00302

Colorado Girl Scouts can donate cookies to be sent to the military thru Hearts Across the Miles while families can submit names of deployed service members to receive donated cookies.

Girl Scouts of Colorado is partnering again this year with Hearts Across the Miles to send donated cookies to deployed service members. Any troop or Girl Scout who would like to make a reservation to drop off donated cookies or who is interested in helping pack up the cookies for shipment to deployed service members, please email hatm@gmx.com. Reservations must be made for cookie donations. The packing day will be Saturday, March 19th from 9 a.m. – noon at Rangeview High School (17599 E Iliff Ave Aurora, CO 80013).

Girl Scout families in Colorado can also submit the names and addresses of family members who are deployed service members to Hearts Across the Miles and the organization will ship donated cookies to them. The addresses must be APO addresses. Please email the info to hatm@gmx.com no later than March 11th with that information.

If there are any issues with the hatm@gmx.com email not working, please email mart1k@yahoo.com.

 

How will you CONNECT this World Thinking Day?

16_WTD_960x960_02

From Girl Scouts of the USA:

One of our favorite days of the year, World Thinking Day, is coming up fast on February 22, and we’re soooo excited! Every year (since 1926!) we use this day to rally our global sisterhood and support girls as they travel internationally, connect with sister Girl Guides, and take action on global issues to make the world a better place like only Girl Scouts can.

This is a day to give thanks for the inspiring international friendships that we as Girl Scouts are a part of, and to celebrate the many ways these friendships enrich our lives, expand our worldviews, and drive us to create meaningful change for everyone.

This year, we encourage you to use this day (and every day!) to connect with your Girl Scout “forever friends” by donating to the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund, supporting girls as they build incredible global skills through eye-opening, awe-inspiring travel experiences.
But why stop there? There are tons of other fun and creative ways to connect this World Thinking Day, and to share friendship and adventure on a global scale with so many amazing girls and women!

For example, you can:
1. Make new friends! Hold a “bring a friend” event with the girls in your troop or group. You might plan a trip to a local park or museum and have each girl bring someone to join in on the fun. Make sure to think of some cool games everyone can play to get to know one another better!

2. Spread good vibes! Send positive messages to Girl Scouts and Girl Guides all over the world by posting to social media with the hashtag #WTD2016. Let them know how much they’re appreciated, and encourage all your followers to donate to the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund!

3. Honor through service! Get together with a group of family members or friends and plan a service project to honor all the amazing things Girl Scouts and Girl Guides do for their communities every day. Share a fun pic on Facebook and Instagram, along with a summary of what you did. Don’t forget the hashtag #WTD2016!

Have a cool idea for connecting this World Thinking Day? Share it with us on Facebook and Twitter today!

And if you’d like to earn your very own World Thinking Day Award, check out more awesome activities you can do.