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New! Recruiter Skills Patch Program

The progressive Girl Scout Recruiter Patch Program is for Girl Scouts of all levels that are out in their community sharing with others what Girl Scouts is all about!

This patch includes four components, called rockers, to earn as you build your public speaking skills, host events to influence new members to join, and support other recruiters.

Be an Influencer by honing your public speaking skills and raising awareness.

A Star Recruiter takes actions and spreads the word about local recruitment activities.

Become an Expert Recruiter by hosting an event or helping launch a new troop.

A Captain takes what they have learned to train and support other recruiters!

To earn each rocker, complete the required activity and at least one optional activity. View the flyer for more details of rocker requirements and how to submit the form to have your patch and rockers sent to you. Completion of activities must be verified by an adult.

Have a question?

Check out the FAQ about this patch program.

View the program flier

Submission form to request your patch.

Fun Girl Scout activities in July

Looking for something fun to do this summer with your troop? Troop 72418 has 2 events in Boulder planned for the Girl Scout community. Bring your troop or bring your daughter. Or make a recruiting event and bring girls’ friends.

First, on Saturday July 16th bring your girls to a Scavenger Hunt on the Pearl Street Mall. The scavenger hunt will be made in advance and presented by Troop 72418. There are two time options available: 10-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m. Pick the time that works best for you and enjoy some time as a troop before or afterwards with a meal or snack on the mall. This is not a drop off event, but a great team building event. Or your girls can bring a friend interested in Girl Scouts. We’ll meet at Barker Park just off Pearl Street (1518 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302). Fun patch included and some prizes. Register here.

Second, on Saturday July 23rd from 2-3:30 p.m. bring your girls to a Girl Scout Ice Cream Social. Girl Scout Troop 72418 is hosting a Girl Scout Ice Cream Social from 2:00pm-3:30pm on Sat. July 23rd. It’s social, it’s got crafts, & it’s got ice cream! And every Girl gets a fun patch! Please join us to meet other Girl Scouts and have a little fun. It’s also a fundraiser for our troop. Our funds will go towards the girls working on their Silver Awards and troop travel. Please bring your girl(s) from 2-3:30 p.m. for ice cream sundaes and for ice cream themed crafts. Adults can enjoy ice cream, too.

At Mt. View Church in Boulder. 355 Ponca Place. Boulder, CO 80303 This is NOT a drop off event. Bring your troop with Safety adult ratios or adults with their daughter(s). Please pay for each person eating ice cream – adults are welcome to eat ice cream, too! Register here.

Flat Juliette Takes Flight

Newly bridged Junior Girl Scout Ryn M from Troop 62090 is taking Flat Juliette on adventures with her this summer.

During a recent family visit to Kansas, Ryn and Flat Juliette visited the Ellis Railroad Museum then took flight in her pilot Grandpa’s Cessna 172.

Troop leader Aimee can’t wait to see what other adventures are in store!

Older Girls UN Sustainable Development Goals Opportunity

All Girl Guides and Girl Scouts age 13-17 are invited to the Sustainable Development Goals Dialogue Series.

This July, Generation Global is hosting the SDG Dialogue Series for young people to learn about the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by participating in interactive learning activities and virtual dialogues.

Starting July 4th, over a four-week period, participants will learn about select SDGs such as Good Health and Well-Being (SDG 3), Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8), Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10), and Climate Action (SDG 13).

There is no cost to join the series and young people who enroll in the program will:

– Gain knowledge and understanding of global topics and select United Nations SDGs
– Use the five skills of dialogue to share personal stories and ideas about different SDGs
– Make connections with global peers to learn and understand each other’s experiences
– Earn a certificate or a special golden badge on completing one or more topics

All you have to do is sign up at this link by Monday, June 27th. 

Girl Scouts of Colorado Connections – June 2022

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Paint the park purple

Explore some fun outdoor activities while creating your own unique purple rock. What is your favorite color? Is it purple? Even if it isn’t, come enjoy a fun morning at the park and help us paint the park purple!

Girl K-5 grade (Pre-K, Daisies, Brownies, Juniors), you are invited to show your creative side and help us paint the park purple.

Dress in purple that day! Take a look around, and see if you have anything purple you can wear to the park.

This event will happen at the at City Park Outdoor Pavilion.

Date: 06/11/2022 (Sat.)
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Bring water and sunscreen!

This is not a drop-off event. All girls must be accompanied by their caregiver or attend with their troop. Contact organizer by calling Lisa Sanchez at 719-225-7303 or sign up now!

‘On my honor…’ contest opens June 1

Listen up, Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies and Juniors! If you know the Girl Scout Promise by heart and you enthusiastically live it every day, enter the ‘On my honor’ contest for a chance to showcase your Girl Scout spirit in front of more than 600 metro Denver area Girl Scout supporters!

To enter, please capture a video of yourself in uniform reciting The Girl Scout Promise (just the Promise, not the whole law) and then say your name and tell us why The Girl Scout Promise is important to you. Your video should be no more than 1 minute. The selection committee is looking for energy, enthusiasm, personality, and Girl Scout spirit.

Before entering, make sure you are available on the evening of Aug. 25 to be at the Denver Botanic Gardens starting at 4 p.m., because the winner will get to lead the audience at the Women of Distinction Denver on Aug. 25 at the Denver Botanic Gardens in the Girl Scout Promise and Law. You’ll also get a Girl Scout goody bag and the chance to let your Girl Scout spirit shine at GSCO’s largest fundraising event.  The contest closes on July 11.

Submit your video here.

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