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Explore quilting with CQC

Submitted by Mitzi King

Metro Denver

Littleton

We’d love for you and your families to join us for our second annual event. We had such a great time last year, we’re doing it again.

The Colorado Quilting Council is hosting this family-friendly event to encourage Colorado youth to enjoy learning about quilting and related sewing arts.

The event is being held at the South Fellowship Church in Littleton at 6560 South Broadway. From 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. We’ll have giveaways, a raffle, make & take projects, a presentation, food, and fun.

This year we’ll be giving away an American girl doll complete with her very own mini quilt. And our grand prize is a brand new sewing machine donated by Costco.

Come join the fun and learn about CQC. Don’t forget to bring any project that you’d like to show us. We look forward to seeing you.

Questions or to request more information: Call Mitzi 303-816-9566, or email cdc.youth@gmail.com

The CQC website: coloradoquiltcouncil.com

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PA Training with a camp specialty

Submitted by Denine Dains

Metro Denver

Westminster

Springtime brings a third year of Camp Specialty PA Training at Twisted Pine. In addition to learning the valuable skills of assisting younger Girl Scouts in a troop or small group setting, Girl Scouts will specialize in leading larger groups in a day camp setting. They will learn how to:

-lead large groups of Girl Scouts in camp songs
-assist young girls in a flag ceremony
-assist young Girl Scouts with chopping food at camp while using a knife
-set up a propane stove
-make a foil packet lunch
-follow the rules regarding fire and cooking with a Dutch oven
-create a safe cleaning station for dishes
-lead themselves in a professional, safe manner while working with younger girls
-being a good role model to younger Girl Scouts

Training will be held at Twisted Pine on March 19 and April 29, 2017. We will start promptly at 3 p.m. and finish at 8 p.m. Afternoon snack, dinner, and dessert-snack will be provided. Bring a mess kit. To register, click the links below:

March 19: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_rGltml7dT_p1s2xPw3R9Q1KAb_I-iJHCNzVZGuY3Zg/edit

April 29: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJ-copliKeN4GsK7hsLl1iEkYtFOeYG1kBGeif0Vl5C3vV_A/viewform

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Purchase an Elitch Gardens season pass & help GSCO

Purchase your 2017 Elitch Gardens season pass and benefit GSCO! Season passes are $69.99 per person and for each pass purchased through our link, GSCO will get back $5/pass. To purchase a pass, go to www.tinyurl.com/GSCOatEG .

Save the date for Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens, planned for August 11-13. Discounted tickets and Girl Scout activities will be offered. We’ll also host our annual Elitch Garden patch contest and this year we’ll have new, fun prizes for the Girl Scout who submits the winning design. More info on tickets, activities and the patch contest is coming soon! Questions? Please contact Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org .

Earn the 100th Anniversary specialty patch

 

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Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts selling cookies and 100 years of Girl Scouting in Colorado with this cool patch! Colorado Girl Scouts can earn it by selling 50 packages of Girl Scout Cookies door-to-door by the end of the first full weekend of the sale (Feb. 6, 2017). Any Girl Scout who does will receive a free, special-order fun patch after completing this online form (https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/earn_the_100th_anniversary_specialty_patch_). Be sure to include your goals, Hometown Hero, and troop number, along with a fun pic of you and your troop! The deadline to complete the form is Tuesday, February 7, 2017.

  • This patch is for Girl Scouts of Colorado girl members only.
  • This form will not be open until January 30, 2017.

 

 

Get your own “March on Denver” fun patch

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Submitted by Ashlea Beers

Metro Denver

Thornton

After learning that many Girl Scouts in her area were attending the Women’s March on Denver, a local troop leader set about getting a fun patch made for attendees. Thanks to local graphic designer, Lauren Harwood, permission was granted for a fun patch to be created using Harwood’s design for the Denver march.

If you would like to order your own March on Denver fun patch, the troop leader is collecting orders here: http://bit.ly/2j6UUQJ Production time is approximately 2-3 weeks from time of order.

The Women’s March on Denver will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Civic Center Park in Denver. More information can be found here: http://www.marchoncolorado.org/

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“Night at the Oscars Hollywood” family dance

Submitted by Serenity C.

Metro Denver

Commerce City

Hello Girl Scouts, Friends, and Families,

My name is Serenity C. I am a Cadette in Troop 64393. January 14, 2017 at  6 p.m. my troop is hosting a family dance at the Adams County Fairground Waymire Dome in Henderson. The entrance fee is $8. Please share with troops and parents.

Dress your best or as your favorite celebrity and break out those holiday clothes one more time. We will give out our very own Oscar Awards for many subjects.

We have awesome items available at dance, including a 100 year Girl Scout Build-a-Bear with Brownie and Junior uniform and 50 year football Super Bowl patch Jersey’s with all 50 patches.

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Weekly Cookie Calls start today

Girl Scouts of Colorado will host weekly Cookie Calls – join in any Tuesday evening if you have questions. The calls will be 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through March 14. Each call will be hosted by a member of the Product Sales Team to answer questions from volunteers and parents about the 2017 Cookie Program.

By computer via internet:
Join the meeting at https://join.me/JamieHaxton, click the phone icon and select ‘Call via internet’. A small download might be required.

By phone:
United States – Atlanta, GA   +1.404.400.8750
United States – Camden, DE   +1.302.202.5900
United States – Hartford, CT   +1.860.970.0010
United States – Los Angeles, CA   +1.213.226.1066
United States – New York, NY   +1.646.307.1990
United States – San Francisco, CA   +1.415.594.5500
United States – Tampa, FL   +1.813.769.0500
United States – Washington, DC   +1.202.602.1295

Access Code   710-989-496#

Troop 74273 donates to Santa Cops

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Submitted by Cindy Fry

Northern & Northeastern

Greeley

During the month of December 2016, Troop 74273 did a toy drive and donated the toys to Santa Cops of Larimer County. The Colorado State Patrol came to our meeting and picked up the toys. The girls were able to carry the toys out to the patrol car and load them in.

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Important: SIO Reward

Girl Scouts of Colorado has added a new reward entitled “Girl Discrepancy Adjstmnt-Patch/Sign” to the initial rewards selections for the 2017 Cookie Sale Program. Should a troop have any roster issues that are preventing them from earning the SIO Reward they will need to fill out the box for the “Girl Discrepancy Adjstmnt-Patch/Sign” with the amount of registered girls in their troop that should earn the reward.

If your roster is correct and the SIO Reward has automatically calculated for your troop you do NOT need to fill out the “Girl Discrepancy Adjstmnt-Patch/Sign” reward.

Please contact your Product Sales Specialist with any questions or concerns, thanks!

2017 Denver cookie rally: Owls and science

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Submitted by Tiffany Stone

Metro Denver

Denver

Come learn how to bake your dreams come true at the 2017 Cookie Rally!

Sunday, January 22, 2017
2 – 7 p.m.
Arapahoe County Fairgrounds- East Wing

This event will include badge earning activities for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors that is sure to enhance your Girl Scouts cookie season, not only by preparing them, but educating them about the history of cookies, the importance of goal setting, and about this year’s cookie mascot.

Girl will have the chance to meet LIVE owls, try the cookies, learn the important safety aspects of running a business, DISSECT an owl pellet, make a catapult, and more!

2017 Cookie Rally t-shirts are available to order on the registration link.

This event is open to to any Girl Scout with or without a troop. Cost is $6 per girl, chaperones are free.

Pre-Register or email and pay at the event: https://squareup.com/store/urban-trails-su-644

Older girls and adults, signup to volunteer for the event here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c45abaf2ca46-2017

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