Join us for a virtual Campfire Chat
As Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Board Chair, let me introduce you to Leanna Clark, our incoming CEO. While I would prefer do so in person, virtually will have to do for now.
History is on our side as Stephanie departs and Leanna arrives. Over the years, you benefited from the legacy Stephanie created. Turns out Stephanie’s retirement aligns with World War II Memorial dedication date (2004), another powerful legacy. Wow!
Leanna, a Colorado native, is poised to ensure our ongoing success of providing amazing Girl Scout experiences. Leanna began the same day in history of Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to serve as the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice (2008). A fitting highlight our Movement’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategy.
Do you think we can serve every Colorado girl? I do, especially considering the depth and breadth of Leanna’s experience. Exhilarating when our future is so bright.
We’re so excited to welcome Leanna Clark as Girl Scouts of Colorado’s new CEO. In her first few weeks, she’s looking forward to “meeting” a wide variety of Girl Scouts of Colorado stakeholders and is excited to learn more about our Girl Scout community statewide.
GSCO Event Cancellation Update
Girl Scouts of Colorado is extending the suspension of all in-person gatherings through June 30. We ask that you cancel or reschedule any meetings or activities planned for in-person and move to virtual when possible. This also includes all trips and travel for troops. We realize guidelines vary in counties around the state, but because we serve the entire state, our decisions are made for the council as a whole.
We will continue to monitor state health and governor guidelines, re-evaluate our status every two weeks, and are working toward a set of guidelines to allow troops to meet in person later in the summer.
Renew Your Girl Scout Membership Today
While many events girls look forward to have been canceled, Girl Scouts can carry on. Stay connected while earning badges virtually; and participate in live, virtual events and safe service projects to stay engaged and inspired. And, although we have to be physically apart right now, we’re looking forward to bringing Girl Scouts together for a giant friendship circle, songs, and s’mores just as soon as it’s safe!
All girls registered by June 30 will receive a free Early Bird patch sent to her in the mail.
All troops registered by June 30 and with a completed Annual Troop Report and ACH will receive a $25 credit to the Girl Scouts of Colorado Shop.
Girl Scout Voices Count Survey
At Girl Scouts, we care about your experience and we want to hear from you!
In May, Girl Scouts of the USA began conducting a national survey with girls, parents/guardians, and troop leaders called Girl Scout Voices Count to find out what’s working, and what’s not, in Girl Scouts. We use your feedback to improve the Girl Scout experience for all families and volunteers.
Surveys were delivered via email on May 6 and will close on June 3 at 9:59 p.m. As a thank you, everyone who completes their survey will have a chance to win 1 of 20 $50 gift cards! Be sure to check your email for the invitation to participate.
Got questions? Email GSVoicesCount@girlscouts.org.
Girl Scouts at Home
Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to unveil a new way for your girl to connect with Girl Scouts and for leaders to support their girls’ engagement. Starting in June 2020, we will offer monthly badge series for Daisies through Ambassadors, in a virtual setting. Read more about it on our blog.
National Service Projects
We are proud to be a part of the larger Girl Scout Movement, which is serving our country and our world. Girl Scouts have always stepped up in times of need, and our current COVID-19 crisis is no different. Across the world, Girl Scouts have leapt to the aid of others by engaging in wonderful acts of service and kindness. Now you can get involved too!
Mask-Making Service Project
With this nationwide mask-making campaign, all girls have the chance to step up to help their friends, neighbors, and frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. And we’ve partnered with Feeding America, a network of local food banks across the U.S., to make it easy for your girls to amplify their efforts.
Letter-Writing Service Project
The idea is simple: Girls write letters to people in nursing homes, senior residences, and assisted living facilities, including the dedicated staff and caregivers. This long-distance hug is a way to share your good thoughts with these vulnerable and loved community members.
Following the advice of the CDC, Girl Scouts of Colorado has canceled all in-person events and activities through June 30 and all staff are working remotely. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all work together to ensure the health and safety of our communities.
“Meet an Expert” webinar series
Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to webinars to meet professional women in different career paths. Many webinars will connect directly with an official badge. Each webinar will start with an introduction to our “co-host” followed by a lesson or activity and a moderated question-and-answer session. All webinars will be listed on the GSCO Events Calendar. Advance registration is required.
Celebrate World Environment Day – May 31-June 5
Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to register now to celebrate World Environment Day (June 5). You’ll receive an email on May 31 with a welcome video from the Global Action Team, instructions for activities based on your Girl Scout level, and a link to join a webinar on Friday, June 5, to share information about your activities and learn from other Girl Scouts your age. Anyone is welcome to complete the World Environment Day activities, but only registered attendees will be able to join the June 5 webinar.
Learn more on the GSUSA National Service Projects page.