Volunteer View: October 2018

Fall Product Program continues until Oct. 29

The Fall Product Program continues in October with online order taking ending October 29. Sunday was the last day for in-person/nut promise delivery orders. Troops will be locked out of M2 order entry on Oct. 16, but online orders can still be placed until Oct. 29.

All troops must have a completed ACH form for the 2018-19 membership year to participate.

It’s not too late to qualify for S’mores Club.

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Leader to leader tips

GSUSA has added a page to their website, featuring articles written by troop leaders with tips and advice for troop leaders. Subjects include: Tips for your first family meeting, essentials of managing a large troop, and resolving troop communication issues – just to name a few. New articles will be added regularly. Check it out!

Girl Scouts National Proficiency Badge Logs and Charts have been updated and revised! Go to Girl Scouts shop to download your free copy.

Troops needed to host recruitment events

No one is better at recruiting new Girl Scouts than current Girl Scouts! If your troop is available to host a recruitment event between Oct. 22 and Dec. 2, we’ll provide the troop with recruitment resources and a $50 credit to the Girl Scouts of Colorado shop as a thank you. Watch for more information on the gscoblog.org soon!

Outdoor Programs

October 27: The annual Sky High Ranch Halloween Party is from 1-4 p.m. This is a community event, so bring your friends and family!  For more details and to register.

Stay up to date with the whole year’s Outdoor Program events! Visit the Save the Date blog, so you don’t miss a thing.

Outdoor Adventure Club October Events – Single Event Passes Available OAC Explorers (6th Grade) Rock Climbing & Hamp Hut Overnight

Share your voice with the MCC

Have you shared your opinion with the Membership Connection Committee (MCC) in 2018? If you attended a Leadership Summit or Super Saturday training and received a cool lanyard – you did! If not, now’s your chance! Each year, Girl Scouts of Colorado’s MCC surveys membership about different topics. In 2018, MCC is diving into retention – what gets and keeps girls and volunteers engaged with Girl Scouts. The survey only takes 5-7 minutes to complete and can be done online by clicking here.

Please take a few moments to share your opinion with the MCC. Questions about the MCC?  Visit us online to learn more.

Join the GSCO- Older Girl Network

We have created a BAND site for networking with older girls, families, and leaders across Colorado.

Visit  https://band.us/@gscocsa and request to join by completing a couple quick questions to check that you are affiliated with Girl Scouts.

Highest Awards

Girl Scouts of Colorado has  Gold Award rubrics for girls to use to make their Gold Award journey successful and rewarding. The document includes a rubric for initial proposal approval and final approval, so girls can understand exactly what is expected of them throughout their Gold Award journey.

With less than six months to the Highest Awards celebration deadline (March 1) and a year until the final cutoff for Gold (September 30), seniors in high school are quickly running out of time to earn their Gold Award. Girls who are currently in 12th grade and want to earn Gold must submit a project proposal by May 1, 2019. After May 1, they are no longer eligible to earn their Gold Award.

why.girlscouts.org

If you have potential members, friends, family, and community members asking you what makes Girl Scouts so amazing, direct them to this cool, new website created by GSUSA at why.girlscouts.org Girls are first at Girl Scouts and always will be!

Upcoming Events

Check the events calendar for exciting events in your community. Girl Scouts of Colorado is always planning fun and educational events for girls across the state. Some of these events are highlighted below!

Girl Scout Day & Dance/Cheer Clinic with UNC Football

October 20, Greeley

Girl Scouts are invited to interact with the Sugar Bears Dance Team, Cheer Squad, and Pride of the Rockies Marching Band!

Engineering Day at Colorado School of Mines with the Society of Women Engineers   

November 10, Golden

Girl Scout Juniors are invited to join Colorado School of Mines Society of Women Engineer for a fun day of science explorations!

Save the Date: Packing for Impact with Project C.U.R.E.

December 1, Denver

Volunteers needed! Want to be added to the interest list? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

‘The Nutcracker’ performed by State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara 

December 9, Durango

15% off tickets. Call the box office at 970-247-7657 and mention ‘Girl Scouts’.