Fraser Brownie Troop 1429 active in community
Ryan Summerlin February 23, 2012
Don’t be suprised if a walking “Thin Mint” or “Do-Si-Dos” cookie approaches you at Winter Park Resort’s Village on March 3.
Fraser Brownie Troop 1429 will be dressed in cookie costumes handing out cookies to visitors.
Winter Park Resort purchased 100 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to help celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting.
One of the fundraisers the troop participates in is called Hometown Heroes, in which people purchase boxes of cookies they can donate to local initiators of heroic displays – Troop 1429 has chosen the National Sports Center for the Disabled.
Traci Brammer and Cindy Rimmer are the troop leaders for these Brownies, which are the 2nd- and 3rd-grade level of Girl Scouts. Each Brownie is responsible for leading a meeting, according to Brammer. For example, her daughter Kylee presented to the troop how to shoot a bow.
Another project the troop completed was learning how to script and read a public service announcement for Channel 17. Mary Kate Mintken’s mom, Jody, owns Channel 17 Mountain TV, and she talked to the troop about Public Service Announcements (PSAs). She taught the girls about PSAs, what they are and how they help nonprofit organizations.
Once each girl picked a topic, Jody taught them how to write a 10-second script and record the audio with her equipment from Channel 17. Each girl received a copy of her PSA on a CD.
The Brownie Troop participates in community activities around Grand County, such as making posters and advertising food drives throughout the schools. They helped collect food and deliver donations to the Mountain Family Center food bank. Last spring, they spent a day in the garden at the Sprout House planting seeds.
Girl Scouting generates girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place, and Girl Scouts of Colorado makes it easy, meaningful and fun for girls and volunteers to grow as leaders, according to the organization.