Outdoors and Girl Scouts go together! As part of our partnership with Colorado State Forest Service, Girl Scouts of Colorado is hosting a special day on June 16 at Meadow Mountain Ranch to celebrate World Environment Day.
This is also a wonderful way to celebrate Father’s Day, as the whole family is invited to attend. This event is hosted by the Girl Scouts of Colorado Global Action Committee.
By celebrating World Environment Day, Girl Scouts honor Juliette Gordon Low’s legacy of promoting respect and love of the great outdoors far and wide. Through Girl Scouting, girls see the earth as their home. Whether they’re learning about endangered wildlife, developing creative recycling projects, or working toward a grade-level award, girls focus on care, conservation, and responsibility. They make sure the beauty and wonder of our planet endure for future generations to enjoy.
Girls will have the opportunity to participate in several activities across the camp property throughout the day. The event is open-house style and you’re welcome to come for the whole event, or part of it, and participate in whichever activities interest you. Activities include:
Activities from the Global Action Days Toolkit
- A hands-on activity from our awesome partner, the Colorado State Forest Service.
- A chance to meet with a former Girl Scout about her career in forestry/environmental science and experiences as a wildland firefighter.
- Conservation-related service projects on the property.
- Walk the MMR Nature Trail and earn your patch (patches for sale via GSCO Retail Shop).
- S’mores station.
- Displays from the GSCO Global Action Committee & History Committee.
You are welcome to bring a sack lunch and/or snacks for the day.
You can also pick up your FREE Global Action Days patch at this event. You have earned the Global Action Days patch by celebrating three of the Global Action Days during the year by completing at least one activity from the toolkit for each day. Because World Thinking Day has its own award, it cannot be used to earn the Global Action Days patch. You may use this World Environment day toward the patch requirements.
To register: Fill out the online RSVP form to let us know how many Girl Scouts, family, and friends are attending this free event. The RSVP will also ask how many Global Action Days patches you’ll be picking up that day. If you do not RSVP in advance, we cannot guarantee a patch for you that day. Online RSVPs will close Tuesday, June 11.
This is not a drop off event. All girls must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader. Adult-to-girl ratios must be met. Girls attending with a troop leader should bring a completed parent permission form for a Girl Scout activity, which her troop leader should retain in case of emergency.