Girl Scout cookie season is again upon us, and I haven't seen so much as a single measly box of Thin Mints. Why am I not shoving fistfuls of Samoas into my mouth, or crunching down on Trefoils right now? Because those cookie-toting Girl Scouts never seem to be prepared in any area that I frequent -- ... More >>
The Boy Scouts of America have reaffirmed a ban of gays from participation as organization members or leaders. This move prompted the ACLU of Boulder to renew an old complaint over the Boulder Valley School District allowing scout groups to use its facilities at free or discounted rates despite its ... More >>
After months of planning and fundraising, this year's BoldLeaders trip to Kenya has been grounded, thanks to threats of violence from the Somali militant group, Al-Shabaab. The Denver-based group had flights arranged and was within a week of departure when the U.S. Department of State and its embass ... More >>
Mairead Corrigan Maguire, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976 for her work in Northern Ireland, has pulled out of the twelfth World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates that starts Monday in Chicago.
"That's what happens when you don't hold your big Nobel events in Denver!," jokes Dawn Engle, a founde ... More >>
As of this morning, the Girl Scouts of the USA, that bastion of female youth and empowerment, is now roughly twice as old as Hawaii. Founded on March 12, 1912 by original Girl Scout Juliette Gordon Low, the organization celebrates its 100th anniversary. In the Denver headquarters of the Girl Scouts ... More >>
"That happened at my stepmom's school, Columbine," says one Girl Scout, about eleven years old, at the front of the group. "They shot lots of people." Behind her, another Girl Scout asks where Columbine is. Another just asks, "Why?" Too young to have read about the event in the papers themselves, al ... More >>
The Broadway headquarters of Girl Scouts of Colorado is brimming with activity. It is cookie season, and while the offices are normally full of girls, they are also now stuffed with Thin Mints and Savannah Smiles. But for months, the entire national organization has been busy with preparations: On M ... More >>
What kind of kid doesn't like a pineapple, ham and pepperoni pizza? Mine, apparently. But he was all too happy to stuff his little belly with Girl Scout cookies, which this Italian restaurant was selling last Thursday night as part of Dine Out for Girl Scouts.
Can you guess where I'm eating?
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I got kicked out of the Girl Scouts...something about hanky panky, but there are plenty of other civilized girls that made it through the badges, the oaths...the cookie sales. And this year, the Girl Scouts are marking their 100-year anniversary, and you can celebrate -- and help to continue the tra ... More >>
Enjoy Jar.A few weeks back, we reviewed the Enjoy Jar, a four-part herb container meant to keep your strains separated from one another. After the review, the folks at Enjoy sent us a few more for the office. Instead of hoarding them for ourselves, we figured that we'd offer them up to the de ... More >>
Welcome to hell on earth.From 1988 to 1992, I attended Girl Scout camp at Tomahawk Ranch in Baily. It was awesome. We made tie-dye T-shirts, ate burnt s'mores and hunted for Snipes (a fictionalized skunk-rat that was rumored to live in the woods and could only be captured in pillow cases by G ... More >>
FlickrEarlier this week, local Girl Scouts of Colorado troop leaders received an e-mail warning that anyone who doesn't get approval in Boulder to sell cookies door to door or from a booth "will be arrested."
If Boulderites see cops slapping cuffs on six-year-old Brownies, the Pearl Street M ... More >>
Grapes, great athletes and good causes: That's the recipe for Savor the Grape for Charity at Morton's, 8480 East Belleview Avenue in Englewood. Starting at 7 p.m. tonight, the evening of fine wine, food and an auction benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, with special guests Cham ... More >>