Digital Cookie launches
The first-ever national digital cookie platform was launched in December. This enhancement took the cookie program beyond the booth, creating another fun, safe, interactive space for girls to sell cookies.
Jacobs camp scholarship awarded
Girl Scout Lanie Allred, of Glenwood Springs, learned she would go to overnight camp for the first time thanks to the Mary Jo Jacobs M.D. Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund. She attended Sky High Ranch.
Cookie inventory challenges
Girl Scouts in Colorado were frustrated when they couldn’t get the cookie inventory they needed to reach their goals. Due to a variety of manufacturing, transportation and weather issues, Little Brownie Bakery failed to deliver the inventory needed. Because the situation was largely beyond the control of Girl Scouts of Colorado, the decision was made to reduce the number of packages needed to reach certain rewards.
Inaugural badge series chosen by girls launches
On its 103rd Anniversary, Girl Scouts celebrated our commitment to providing fun and beneficial outdoor experiences for girls with the launch of a new series of outdoor badges, chosen by Girl Scouts themselves.The age-specific offerings are : Outdoor Adventurer, Horseback Riding, Archery, Paddling and Ultimate Recreation Challenge.
Northern Colorado office moves to Loveland
To provide better access for volunteers and staff, Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Northern and Northeastern Colorado office moved from Fort Collins to Loveland. The new, smaller, more professional space is perfect for the region’s needs and is in a more populous area.
Christina Bear awarded inaugural Foote prize
Christina Bear, of Golden, was announced as the first-ever winner of the Stephanie A. Foote Leadership Prize. Christina, from Golden, officially accepted her award on April 13 at Gold Award Day at the Capitol. Lawmakers broke from traditional business to honor the 50 Girl Scouts from across the state who earned the Gold Award. Christina earned her Gold Award for organizing a week-long STEM program for Latino students at the Horizons Summer Program at Colorado Academy.
Quick awarded Farrar scholarship
Kelsey Quick was announced as the first-ever recipient of the Johanna Farrar Girl Scout Memorial Scholarship. Kelsey from Salida, officially accepted her award on May 15 during the Girl Scouts of Colorado Highest Awards Celebration in Colorado Springs.
No-return policy announced
Girl Scouts of Colorado announced it would move to a no-return policy for the 2016 Cookie Sale. This policy was designed to improve inventory control and get a more accurate starting inventory order.
Exploring National Parks
Girl Scouts announced the Girl Scout Ranger Program in partnership with the National Parks, inviting girls to explore the outdoors and learn about their National Parks’ history.