Volunteer Recognition Awards- Deadline March
Thank you to all of those who have nominated volunteers for the Rising Star Pin, Volunteer of Excellence Pin, Appreciation Pin, Thanks Badge (and Thanks Badge II) or the GSCO President’s Award. It means so much to volunteers to have their contributions acknowledged and celebrated by their peers!
There’s still time to submit nominations! Go to the volunteer appreciation page to nominate/endorse a volunteer. Review the volunteer recognition award guide.
Already nominated a volunteer but want to know if all requested endorsements have been submitted? Please contact Shannon Weaver, adult experience manager, at Shannon.Weaver@gscolorado.org or (303) 607-4897. All nominators will receive a call from our customer care team, to report the number of endorsements received.
The deadline to submit a nomination or endorsement is March 31.
If your troop plans include camping or cooking outdoors, you’ll need to take the Cooking and Camping class. The class is taught in-person at outdoor settings around the state. Check our events calendar for classes in March, April, May and June.
For questions about in-person volunteer learning opportunities, please contact Brandi Martinez, training manager, at (303) 607-4856, or email atBrandi.Martinez@gscolorado.org.
Outdoor program news
It’s not too late to register for camp
The second round of camp registration opens March 21. If the session your girl was interested in was full, or you couldn’t find the right fit, be sure to check out our additional spaces and new camps.
Sky High Ranch April Open House: Sunday, April 28, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Expedition Wild for Seniors and Ambassadors: July 7 – 18, $1550 if paid in full by April 30
This year girls are headed to South Dakota and will be doing a paddle trip, horseback riding, exploring caves, rock climbing, swimming, having fun at a chuckwagon show, camping and more.
Troop camp this spring
Looking for a fun troop activity this April? Check out our Race through Time Troop Camp, April 26 – 28! It’s a three-day, two-night adventure for Junior through Ambassador troops. Girls will get the opportunity to travel through time at Tomahawk Ranch.
Outdoor Adventure Club
Registration for our spring service projects opens March 28 for all girls in grades 6th – 12th. Activities are located around the state and girls will give back to the community and work on projects for local parks and locations. For more information, check out our event postings:
April 27 — Staunton Park
April 27 — Bear Creek Lake Park
April 28 — Sand Creek Regional Greenway
May 5 — Garden of the Gods
Space is limited and registration for Single Event Passes are $5 per girl.
Reach for the Peak
Prove your camping skills at the 32nd Reach for the Peak! Join Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador troops from around the state for a camping challenge! This fun competition includes camp cooking, knot tying, lashing, first aid, outdoor survival, nature identification, and more!
When: August 9-11
Where: Sky High Ranch, Woodland Park
Cost: $25 per person for girls and adults. Fee includes patch, awards, and fun! Save $3 by registering by the early bird deadline, May 3!
Registration deadline: July 12
Volunteer: Adults are needed as judges. Email RftP-Judges@outlook.com
Questions: Contact RftP@outlook.com or call Donna at (719) 244-5279
To register and for more information, visit https://reachforthepeak.wordpress.com/
Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award Girl Scouts have challenged themselves and made the world a better place. Now it’s time to celebrate!
If your troop earned a highest award this year and wants to attend a celebration you must RSVP for the celebration through the GSCO Events webpage. The event registrations will be available in mid-March and all troop leaders with highest awards girls will receive an email reminder.
Register early as events may reach capacity and close before the posted RSVP deadline.
Questions? Contact Highest Awards Manager, Kaitie LoDolce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- April 26 – Pueblo Highest Awards Ceremony at the Center for American Values, 6 p.m.
- April 28 – Northern Highest Awards Ceremony at the Embassy Suites Loveland, 2 p.m.
- May 3 – Pikes Peak Highest Awards Ceremony at the Penrose House, 6 p.m.
- May 5 – Metro Denver Highest Awards Ceremony at the DTC Marriott, 2 p.m.
- May 9 – Mountain Communities Highest Awards Ceremony at the Silverthorne Pavilion, 6 p.m.
- May 19 – Western Slope Highest Awards Ceremony at Colorado Mesa University, 2 p.m.
National Bridging Week is May 4 -11
Join us for the statewide bridging ceremony, May 4 at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
A bridging ceremony is an important transition in a Girl Scout’s life. This an opportunity to progress as well as experience more adventures with your troop, learn new skills, and seek new challenges!
It’s a defining moment to celebrate girls’ achievements and prepare for new adventures and responsibilities. Once a girl bridges to a higher level of Girl Scouting her leadership skills and the experiences she will have continue to grow. Girl Scouts is not simply an after-school activity, it’s the Girl Scout Leadership Experience that builds as girls progress through the program that gives girls the skills they need to empower themselves to take their place as future leaders.
Bridging ceremonies celebrate her next steps to becoming a community leader and being a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader).
Troops can host their own bridging ceremonies, or service units might plan a celebration or join us for the statewide bridging event.
Upcoming Events/ Community Partnerships
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!
Habitat Badge Day at Pueblo Zoo
March 23, Pueblo
Girl Scout Juniors are invited to Pueblo Zoo to work on their Habitat Badge!
Disney on Ice at the Broadmoor World Arena
March 23, Colorado Springs
Discounted tickets available at $18/person.
CSU Campus Tour with Kappa Delta
March 30, Fort Collins
Fun and educational event for Girl Scouts to learn more about CSU and college in general. Please RSVP to email@example.com by March 23.
Daisy Flower Garden Journey
April 27 & 28
Girl Scout Daisies will tour 10 activity stations and complete fun gardening-themed activities to meet Journey requirements.
Passport to the World of Global Girl Scouts
May 4, Longmont
Troop leaders and parents are invited to learn how to enhance Girl Scout’s global experiences with activities relating to badge, patch, and Journey requirements and an introduction to other Global programs for girls at every grade level.