Volunteer View: December 2017

2018 Girl Scout Camp sessions are now online

What will your G.I.R.L. do at camp next summer? She’ll have the chance to try new things, explore the great outdoors, make incredible memories with awesome new friends, and SO much more.

Check out our 2018 camp sessions online now! Then mark your calendar for registration, opening on Jan. 18 at 9 a.m.

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Grow a Girl Scout Daisy troop

Help us grow more Girl Scout Daisy troops in your area. We’re looking for experienced Girl Scout troops to host Daisy recruitment events in January or February. Kindergartners and first-graders look up to older Girl Scouts, and your troop can help these girls get started on their path to leadership.

We’ll provide you with resources, ideas and a $25 gift card to the Girl Scouts of Colorado Shop as a thank you to any troop that hosts a Daisy recruitment event and submits the leads to their staff recruitment specialist. Any Daisy troops that get started by March 30 as a result of one of these recruitment events will receive a free Daisy-level Starter Pack to get them off to the right start.

Fill out this form to let us know you’re in!

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GSCO Office and Shop holiday closures

All Girl Scouts of Colorado offices and the GSCO Shop will be closed from Dec. 18 – Jan. 1 and will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 2. Happy holidays!

New e-learning opportunities

Visit our e-learning site to access these new courses:

  • Financial Literacy in a Digital World: GSCO partnered with Cheddar Up to create a custom collecting platform, and a class to show you how to use it. The platform helps troops collect money online,  making the task of collecting payment significantly easier and more secure. Plus, there’s a built-in tool to send out payment reminders!
  • Free Being Me: An e-learning course is now available to prepare adults and older Girl Scouts to lead Free Being Me, a body confidence program developed by WAGGGS and Dove. By taking this course, troop leadership team members will familiarize themselves with the Free Being Me curriculum and resources available to facilitators. Contact Katie Singleton, girl experience manager, with questions.
  • Updated Nuts and Bolts: Along with GS 101 and program level training, Nuts and Bolts is required training for new troop volunteers. The course covers all the essential information you need to know to manage your troop successfully!

Need assistance with logging into our eLearning site? Having difficulty accessing one of the courses? Contact Shannon Weaver, adult experience manager.

Cookie program begins Feb. 4

The cookie program is coming soon! Make sure your troop has a current ACH and a signed TCM Agreement.

Check out our event list to find a training or Cookie Rally near you! Want to plan your own rally? Download the 2018 Rally Guide.

Apply for a computer science scholarship

CTA, Colorado Succeeds and Silicon STEM Academy have partnered on a $20,000 scholarship fund for 100 Colorado high school students statewide to jumpstart their future in tech through online coding classes. Funded by Silicon STEM Academy, the classes – available online – are just one piece of a multi-pronged approach to increase computer science education in our state. Applications are due December 20, 2017.

Learn more and apply »

Upcoming Events

Dec. 18 – Jan. 1: GSCO Office and Shop closure
Have a happy holiday! All GSCO offices and the GSCO Shop will reopen Jan. 2.

Jan. 9: Car Care Workshop, Arvada
Learn the basics of car care and maintenance so you can be road ready and safe when you hit the pavement.

Jan. 13: Car Care Workshop, Colorado Springs
Learn basics car safety and maintenance while completing your Car Care Badge.

Jan. 14: Girl Scout Day with DU Gymnastics, Denver
Come cheer on the Pioneers as they take on Air Force. Girl Scouts will get a special patch and get to meet the team! A portion of ticket sales will be donated back to GSCO.

March 10: Sky High Ranch Open House
We will be hosting a cookie rally before the game. Details and registration coming soon.

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