Five Girl Scouts from Cedaredge Troop 10411 — Emily Tullis, Kaci Gulick, Daisy Diaz, Julie Jackson and Riley Owen — have recently been named by Girl Scouts of Colorado as leaders of tomorrow — the Generation Wow!
As part of the Girl Scouts 100th anniversary, 100 Colorado Girl Scouts were chosen from across the state — 11 are from western Colorado, with five girls from Cedaredge Troop 10411. This designation recognizes outstanding girls whose individual achievements in Girl Scouts, their schools and communities set them apart as leaders.
Girls who earned this honor exhibit a high level of volunteer achievement and make significant contributions to their community. They demonstrate strong leadership skills through service and learning projects. They exhibit achievement in developing a healthy attitude, both mind and body, and demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills in team work, conflict resolution and goal setting. They embody the mission of Girl Scouting. A committee of outside civic and community leaders from throughout Colorado helped select the recipients.
Troop 10411 started out as Brownies and Emily Tullis, Kaci Gulick, Daisy Diaz, Julie Jackson and Riley Owen have remained Girl Scouts through Cadettes.
For their Bronze Award, the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can earn, they transformed pillowcases into dresses for the Dress a Girl Around the World project. They collected the pillowcases, learned the fundamentals of sewing, then worked together to make the dresses.
In 2010 they took part in "Lights Out," a Forever Green project at Cedaredge Elementary School. This helped the school save 142 kilowatt hours of energy in one day. The troop was recipient of the American Red Cross Western Slope Hero Award in 2011 for their work on that environmental project.
Over the years they have been involved in other service projects including: clothing drive for the local food bank, donating cookies to troops overseas, decorating pumpkins and making Christmas cards for Horizons Care Center, and making cookies and decorating Christmas trees for Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado.
As part of the 100th anniversary celebration, Riley Owen, Emily Tullis and Julia Jackson attended the Women of Distinction banquet held last October in Denver.
Riley Owen, Emily Tullis, Daisy Diaz, and Kaci Gulick went to Grand Junction on March 12. Each received a framed certificate and a bracelet with a "WOW" charm.
Riley Owen and Emily Tullis will be going to Washington D.C. on June 6-11 for the Girl Scout National Sing-along at the National Mall. The girls have been holding fundraising events to finance the trip and welcome donations to help make the trip possible. Call Robyn Tullis at 856-4519 to make a donation or for further information.
Information about the organization can be found at girlscoutsofcolorado.org or by calling 1-877-404-5708.blog comments powered by Disqus