Becoming a Media Star is an exciting opportunity in which girls can flex their media muscles! They’ll gain hands-on experience pitching a story, using social media for brand awareness, and sharpening their communication skills.
As the official girl faces and voices of Girl Scouts Colorado, Media Stars will:
Receive exclusive training from local media professionals and coaches
Represent Girl Scouts at special council and community events
Star in GSCO videos and print features
Participate in interviews and other media-related opportunities (radio, TV, and print)
Explore interests in writing, video production, social media, and more!
The role of a GSCO Media Star is to deliver the excitement (or do interviews) about the Girl Scout Cookie Program, Girl Scout Camp, or other GSCO events/activities/news with area TV and radio stations, as well as newspapers. Here are just some of the media interviews Media Stars participated in during the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program.
To be a Media Star, a girl must be in fourth grade or above. From time to time, we need younger girls to help with media interviews. However, the Media Star program is reserved for girls in fourth grade and above.
How to get involved Girls who want to be Media Stars should:
Review the Media Star Guidelines to ensure you understand the program’s requirements and expectations.
Email GSCO Public Relations Manager Hannah Gutkind at Hannah.email@example.com and include a:
Brief essay (250 words or less) about why you love Girl Scouts.
Video (no more than a minute) in which you introduce yourself (first name only) and say what you have learned as part of Girl Scouts. Here is an example:
“Hi! My name is Hannah and I am a Girl Scout Cadette from Arvada! As a Girl Scout, I had to think outside the box to meet my cookie goal. I hosted a drive-thru booth at a neighborhood business and sold cookies online using Digital Cookie.”
Girls 12-years-old and younger can have a parent help them. Submissions from girls 13-years-old and older must be done by the girl. The best videos and essays will be shared on the GSCO Blog and social media networks and must be received by November 28 at 10 p.m.
If you are selected to become a Media Star, you will be asked to participate in a training session in November or December 2021. This training will be held in small groups over Zoom. During this training, girls will learn everything needed to be a successful Media Star. Even if you have participated in this program before, we ask you to participate in the training to refresh your skills and review new talking points. Please fill out and sign this photo release form if you’ve scheduled your training and have not filled one out yet. Email the completed form to Hannah Gutkind.
We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.