Volunteer View: May 2019

Be an Early Bird

What’s next for your girls in Girl Scouts? Reserve your spot for the 2019-20 membership year today! Girls and adults renewed by June 26, 2019, are eligible to earn an Early Bird Patch. Troops with at least two Troop Leadership Team members and three girls renewed and an Annual Troop Report submitted by June 26, 2019, are eligible to earn a $25 shop credit.

Also, invite new girls to join your troop with the Extended Year Membership. For $35, girls get to participate for the remainder of this membership year (summer fun, anyone?) and enjoy a full year of troop activities for the 2019-20 membership year. These girls will also receive an Early Bird Patch.

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Outdoor Adventure Club for 2019-2020

Attention girls going into 6th grade and up, now is when Girl Scouts gets really exciting! Step your adventure up a level and get your adrenaline pumping at an Outdoor Adventure Club event. Troop leaders for Cadettes and up: Tell your girls about this awesome opportunity. Girls in 6th grade can participate in the Explorers events and girls in 7th and up go to Trailblazer events. Outdoor Adventure Club is a great way to give girls an added dose of outdoor adventure and keep girls engaged in Girl Scouting!

Sample activities include:

  • Ice climbing
  • Boating, paddling, and sailing
  • Camping trips
  • Trail running and more
  • Check the website for the full details on fall and winter events.

Volunteer Training

New eLearning platform launches in July

In July, Girl Scouts of Colorado will have a new, interactive online learning site that will host a variety of required and enrichment training to support your Girl Scout volunteer experience. In the meantime, Nuts and Bolts, Overnight Trips and Extended Trips are on our interim eLearning site. Each class page also has links to forms and additional resources. All classes are mobile-friendly and are an hour or less in length.

Volunteers can access the site by going to the Volunteer page -Training and Online Support, and clicking on “Visit Our eLearning Site.” Volunteers will receive credit for taking the class by completing a survey on the class page.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Emily Speck, mission delivery manager, at (303) 607-4811 or email her at Emily.Speck@gscolorado.org.

Outdoor Programs

Girl Scout Camp

Camp registration is still open! Visit our camp website for more information and to find available sessions.

Equipment Reservations

We have outdoor gear you can reserve for a very small fee! Check our website for more information.

Reservations must be made 15 days prior to when you need equipment (or the system won’t let you reserve it).

Please make reservations starting on the day you need to pick and return your equipment, not just the days you are using it. Equipment charges are priced per item not per day.

Girl Scouts Love State Parks: July 13 and 14

GSCO is joining Girl Scout councils across the country in partnering with our local state parks to encourage Girl Scouts, troops, and families to get outside and visit their local state park on July 13 or 14. We encourage Girl Scouts to visit state parks in each of their regions where there will be opportunities for hiking, environmental education, ranger programs, and special activities unique to each park. Park entrance fees of $8 per car apply, and a national “GS Love State Parks” patch will be available for purchase. Check out the GSCO event calendar for more information coming soon! Questions? Contact Anna Danila atAnna.danila@gscolorado.org

Upcoming Events

Junior Designing Robots Badge Workshop with Arrow Electronics

June 1, Centennial

Girl Scout Juniors are invited to earn their Designing Robots badge with Arrow Electronics. Arrow Electronics is an American Fortune 500 company headquartered in Centennial. The company specializes in distribution and value-added services relating to electronic components and computer products.

Civics Education: Preparing the Next Generation of Informed and Engaged Citizens

June 3

Girl Scouts of the USA is proud to join bipartisan leaders, including Chelsea Clinton, to discuss the importance of educating and engaging today’s youth in civics to preserve and strengthen our country’s democracy. This nonpartisan event is an opportunity community leaders, public officials and education experts to discuss how out-of-school civics programs can prepare the next generation to be involved citizens with a deeper understanding of their government-both now and for the rest of their lives. Register for the livestream of this special event.   A recording will be available for those unable to participate the livestream. A discussion guide will also be provided for girls and troops to engage in the conversation.

World Environment Day

June 16, Meadow Mountain Ranch, Allenspark

In partnership with the Colorado State Forest Service, Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to offer members a way to focus on and celebrate the environment. Girl Scouts of all ages, families, and friends invited to this free, exciting event. This event is hosted by the GSCO Global Action Committee.

Girl Scout Days at Water World

June 17 – 30, Federal Heights

Girl Scouts of all ages, friends, and family are invited to take advantage of special discounted pricing for Water World June 17-30, 2019.

World’s Largest Swim Lesson at Water World

June 20, Federal Heights

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to Water World to celebrate the World’s Largest Swim Lesson! Swim lesson 8 –10 a.m., park opens to all at 10 a.m.

Women’s Week at MMR

July 15-18, Meadow Mountain Ranch, Allenspark

Women 18 years of age or older are welcome at Women’s Week. You don’t have to be a current or past Girl Scout, you just have to want to come and play in the outdoors with other like-minded friends. Some of the best experiences were had by a few women who had never been to camp before. Mom and daughter and granddaughter groups have had great family experiences and come back every year to be sure they don’t forget what it’s all about.

Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens

July 19, 20, & 21, Denver

Join us for our annual Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens on July 19, 20, and 21! Girl Scouts of all ages, family and friends are invited to take advantage of discounted tickets. Each Girl Scout participating in our special Girl Scout days will receive an event patch. We are looking for creative Girl Scouts to submit their best design  by May 31 for the 2019 patch.

Colorado Rockies – Girl Scout Day

August 4, Coors Field, Denver

All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited. Cheer on the Rockies as they take on the San Francisco Giants. All Girl Scouts attending are invited to participate in pre-game parade and will receive a special event patch.

Save the Date: Cyber Challenge

October 19, Littleton

Brought to you by Raytheon, Girl Scouts in 6-12 grade are invited to detect, decode, and defend! They will test their cybersecurity skills, team up with other girls, and meet with cybersecurity professionals! All day event at Arapahoe Community College. Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org to be added to the email interest list.

Save the Date: Secrets to Success

November 9, Colorado Springs

What is your Secret to Success? Girls will have the unique opportunity to ask that question and many more of top local women leaders at the 2019 Secrets to Success event. Girl Scouts of Colorado believes every girl has the power to become what she dreams to be. We are helping today’s girls overcome the challenges they face, and giving them the tools they need to become successful leaders. All girls in grades 6 – 12 are invited to Secrets to Success. Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org to be added to the email interest list.