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Project Learning Tree Virtual Courses

Project Learning Tree provides teachers, parents, youth group
leaders, foresters, and community members with fun and engaging activities and training to take children outside to learn about trees, forests, and the broader environment.

Project Learning Tree is pleased to announce that registration is open for our full length virtual trainings in Fall 2020.

  • Zoom sessions and assignments will connect participants to share ideas, ask questions, and dive deeper into self-paced online PLT training.
  • Discover NGSS-aligned activities that get your students outdoors, engaging in place-based learning in their own backyards.
  • Learn how to offer PLT’s award-winning curriculum in a flexible format (in-person, virtual, or blended).
  • Earn quality professional development hours and teaching continuing education credit. Optional one graduate credit from Colorado School of Mines available for additional fee.

The $35 registration includes PLT activity ebook. Scholarships are available. Registration closes one week before the training start date. Space is limited- make sure to reserve your spot today!

  • Grades 3 – 5: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on October 6, 13, and 20- Register by September 29
  • Grades 6 – 8: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on October 8, 15, and  22- Register by October 1
  • Grades K – 2: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on October 21, 28, and November 4- Register by October 14
  • Early Childhood: 4 – 6 p.m. October 27 and 29- Register by October 20

Register online: https://caee.org/events

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!

Email Danielle Ardrey at danielle.ardrey@colostate.edu for grades 3 – 5 and 6 – 8; or Katie Navin at katienavin@caee.org for grades K – 2 and early childhood programs.

More details available on this flier.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

I 💚 Fall Product Program: Ada from Grand Junction

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s 2020 Fall Product Program is now underway, and there’s still plenty of time for you to get started! Fall Product Program is a great way for troops (both new and existing) to earn proceeds to use for Girl Scout activities throughout the year or to get one step closer to reaching their next goal. All troops receive 13% of their magazine orders as troop proceeds, plus $1/per item for nuts and chocolates sold.

GSCO Media Star and Girl Scout Junior Ada from Grand Junction told us what she likes about this program.

 How many years have you participated in Fall Product Program?

This is my sixth year in Girl Scouts and participating in Fall Product Program.

Do you like creating an avatar that looks like you? Do you record a message too?

Yes, I like creating the avatar and adding fun accessories. I love that I get to earn patches that have my avatar on them. I don’t record a message because my sister and I call our family and friends.

What do you like about having an online storefront? Is it easy to connect with family, friends and other customers? Is it fun to use?

I like it because it is easier for my family who doesn’t live close by. It is supper fun because you get an online room for the avatar with prizes.

What tips for success would you share with girls who are participating for the first time?

You’ve got this! Call your family now and don’t be afraid ask teachers! Think positive and you will do great.

What nut or candy item (s) do your customers like best?

I love the fruit slices. My sister loves the Peanut Butter Monkeys. My mom loves the Pecan Supremes and Butter Toffee Peanuts. My dad can’t pick a favorite he likes it all.

What has your troop done with Fall Product Program troop proceeds that you’ve earned?

We did a carnival for kids experiencing homeless with cookie and fall product money. It was lots of fun. 

We are saving up to go on a fun camping trip once COVID is over and the money helps buy all the badges we earn!

What’s the coolest reward that you have earned? 

The coolest reward is the S’mores Club bracelet and charms!

Thank you, Ada, for sharing your experience and tips with other Girl Scouts!

Want to participate? You’ll find the M2OS log-in instructions and set-up instructions, family guides, and an order card that shows all girl rewards are on the Fall Product Program page of the GSCO website. Parents/caregivers can also watch the How to Get Started in M2OS – For Families video and learn how to help their Girl Scout.

Need more information? Go to the Fall Product Program page on our website: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/cookies/fall-product-program.html and check out the Fall Product Program weekly update videos posted to the GSCO Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Questions about Fall Product Program or need assistance? We are here to support you! Contact GSCO customer care at 1-877-404-5708 or email inquiry@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

“The Day the Crayons Quit”: Book Craft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to “The Day the Crayons Quit” by Drew Daywalt.

Materials Needed:

  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • White paper or colored construction paper
  • Markers

If the construction paper is not available, shapes can be drawn on white paper and colored.

You Will Need:

  • Five – Six Crayon shapes (about 5” long)- Pick your favorite colors and cut out crayon shape for each one.

Once the crayons are cut out, draw eyes, mouth, and paper wrapper. Don’t forget to write the crayon’s name!

On the background sheet, draw and color blue clouds, red hearts, etc. What is your favorite thing to draw? How about a beautiful butterfly? A scary monster?

Last step, glue on your crayons! What is your favorite color?

Oh no! Black crayon lost his paper wrapper! Guess he has to stay in the box!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Looking for Some Pen Pals

Submitted by Beth Emmons Beth

Frankenmuth, MI

Hi! My name is Beth and I am leader for a Daisy troop and a Junior troop in Frankenmuth, MI. This year, we would love to have pen pals from another troop in another state. Would any of you like to connect with us? Right now, I have 19 girls total. We are excited to learn from another troop. If you are interested, please email bethann302@gmail.com. Put “pen pals” in the subject line. Thank you for considering!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

I 💚 Fall Product Program: Bianca from Denver

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s 2020 Fall Product Program is now underway, and there’s still plenty of time for you to get started! Fall Product Program is a great way for troops (both new and existing) to earn proceeds to use for Girl Scout activities throughout the year or to get one step closer to reaching their next goal. All troops receive 13% of their magazine orders as troop proceeds, plus $1/per item for nuts and chocolates sold.

GSCO Media Star and Girl Scout Cadette Bianca from Denver told us what she likes about this program:

How many years have you participated in Fall Product Program? 

Three Years

Do you like creating an avatar that looks like you?

Yes, it’s cool to be able to do that.

Do you record a message too?

No, I have yet to try that.

What do you like about having an online storefront?

You can send it to people, and they can buy or respond without having to come in close contact.

Is it easy to connect with family, friends, and other customers?

Harder than in real life, but it’s doable

Is it fun to use?

Yes, it’s very cool having a website to sell on.

What tips for success would you share with girls who are participating for the first time?

Send the website to your friends and family early in the season, so you give them plenty of time to get back to you.

What nut or candy item (s) do your customers like best?

Peppermint Bark

What has your troop done with Fall Product Program troop proceeds that you’ve earned?

We used the money for troop meeting supplies and snacks.

What’s the coolest reward that you have earned?

My s’mores bracelet for participating in both Fall Product and Girl Scout Cookie programs.

Thank you, Bianca, for sharing your experience and tips with other Girl Scouts!

Want to participate? You’ll find the M2OS log-in instructions and set-up instructions, family guides, and an order card that shows all girl rewards are on the Fall Product Program page of the GSCO website. Parents/caregivers can also watch the How to Get Started in M2OS – For Families video and learn how to help their Girl Scout.

Need more information? Go to the Fall Product Program page on our website: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/cookies/fall-product-program.html and check out the Fall Product Program weekly update videos posted to the GSCO Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Questions about Fall Product Program or need assistance? We are here to support you! Contact GSCO customer care at 1-877-404-5708 or email inquiry@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

I 💚 Fall Product Program: Lexi from Dillon

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s 2020 Fall Product Program is now underway, and there’s still plenty of time for you to get started! Fall Product Program is a great way for troops (both new and existing) to earn proceeds to use for Girl Scout activities throughout the year or to get one step closer to reaching their next goal. All troops receive 13% of their magazine orders as troop proceeds, plus $1/per item for nuts and chocolates sold.

GSCO Media Star and Girl Scout Lexi  from Dillon told us what she likes about this program:

How many years have you participated in Fall Product Program?

I have participated in the Fall Product Program for three years now. 

Do you like creating an avatar that looks like you? Do you record a message too?

I like creating an avatar that looks like me. It gives it a little bit more of a personal touch. I do not record a voice message. 

What do you like about having an online storefront? Is it easy to connect with family, friends and other customers? Is it fun to use?

I like having an online storefront because it allows me to reach my family and friends that don’t live near me. It is fun to use because I can track my sales. 

What tips for success would you share with girls who are participating for the first time?

If you are participating for the first time, try to get started right away and ask friends and family and teachers if they would like to support you.

What nut or candy item (s) do your customers like best?

My customers like the Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels, Pecan Supremes, and Mint Trefoils Vintage Compass Tin the most. 

What has your troop done with Fall Product Program troop proceeds that you’ve earned?

My troop has used the Fall Product Program proceeds to go on fun trips, such as the trip we took to Glenwood Caverns and hot springs. 

What’s the coolest reward that you have earned?

The coolest reward I have earned would be the 100th anniversary blanket. 

Thank you, Lexi, for sharing your experience and tips with other Girl Scouts!

Want to participate? You’ll find the M2OS log-in instructions and set-up instructions, family guides, and an order card that shows all girl rewards are on the Fall Product Program page of the GSCO website. Parents/caregivers can also watch the How to Get Started in M2OS – For Families video and learn how to help their Girl Scout.

Need more information? Go to the Fall Product Program page on our website: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/cookies/fall-product-program.html and check out the Fall Product Program weekly update videos posted to the GSCO Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Questions about Fall Product Program or need assistance? We are here to support you! Contact GSCO customer care at 1-877-404-5708 or email inquiry@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Become a GSCO Media Star

We’re searching for Girl Scouts to share their Girl Scout story and serve as Media Stars for the 2020-21 membership year.

What is a Media Star?

At the start of each Girl Scout year, Girl Scouts of Colorado trains girls from across the state to be Media Stars. They deliver the excitement (or do interviews) about the Girl Scout Cookie Program, Girl Scout Camp, or other GSCO events/activities/news with area TV and radio stations, as well as newspapers. Here are just some of the media interviews Media Stars participated in during the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Program.

To be a Media Star, a girl must be in fourth grade or above. From time to time, we need younger girls to help with media interviews. However, the Media Star program is reserved for girls in fourth grade and above.

How to get involved

Girls who want to be Media Stars should:

  1. Review the Media Star Guidelines to ensure you understand the program’s requirements and expectations.
  2. Email GSCO Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org and include a:
    1. Brief essay (250 words or less) about why you love Girl Scouts.
    2. Video (no more than a minute) in which you introduce yourself (first name only) and say what you have learned as part of Girl Scouts. Here is an example:

“Hi! My name is AnneMarie and I am a Girl Scout Cadette from Arvada! As a Girl Scout, I had to think outside the box to meet my cookie goal. I hosted a drive-thru booth at a neighborhood business and sold cookies online using Digital Cookie.”

Girls 12-years-old and younger can have a parent help them. Submissions from girls 13-years-old and older must be done by the girl. The best videos and essays will be shared on the GSCO Blog and social media networks and must be received by October 15 at 9 a.m.

If you are selected to become a Media Star, you will be asked to participate in an individual, training session in November or December 2020. This training may be in-person or over the phone. During this training, girls will learn everything needed to be a successful Media Star. Even if you have participated in this program before, you must be trained each year if you want to participate in the program again.

** Note: This is a very popular program, so spots will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. 

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Fort Lupton EMT Give Expert Advice to Brownies Earning their First-Aid Badge

Submitted by Jessica Holbrook

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Lupton

The Fort Lupton Fire Department sent four EMTs to our Brownie meeting. We are working on our first-aid badge and needed to interview an expert.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

A Bridging to Remember

 

Submitted by Susan Cullison

Metro Denver

Commerce City

This has been a tough year for Girl Scouts as COVID-19 really stopped all in-person events in March. Our girls not only had to contend with their world suddenly drastically changing, but remote school learning and all of the plans they had for Girl Scouts suddenly stopping and/or being cancelled left and right- not to mention the struggle of not being able to see friends in-person and share hugs. Our troop met virtually in the spring and took a break over the summer, but after school started back up, we decided to proceed with our bridging ceremony, as we felt the girls really needed to see each other. We wanted to honor all they had accomplished from the previous year. Ms Nikki from our leadership team had a great idea to purchase “plank” pieces online that could be painted and assembled together to form a flat bridge so that every girl could paint their very own piece of the bridge and the troop could have it as a keepsake. Our troop also has a member that is in a wheelchair full time, so this way she could participate by going over the bridge as well! The troop set up a painting time with each girl prior to the bridging ceremony in an open garage and had small groups of girls come in at staggered times to ensure safety. When the bridge was put together at the ceremony each girl had so much fun seeing how her individual work fit into the framework of the group, and what a beautiful symbol of diversity it was! It was such a neat personalization to add to the ceremony and something we expect the troop to enjoy for years.

We love when the girls are able to express themselves individually and see how their contribution makes for a beautiful outcome for everyone!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

I 💚 Fall Product Program: Clemmer from Highlands Ranch

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s 2020 Fall Product Program is now underway, and there’s still plenty of time for you to get started! Fall Product Program is a great way for troops (both new and existing) to earn proceeds to use for Girl Scout activities throughout the year or to get one step closer to reaching their next goal. All troops receive 13% of their magazine orders as troop proceeds, plus $1/per item for nuts and chocolates sold.

GSCO Media Star and Girl Scout Cadette Clemmer from Highlands  Ranch told us what she likes about this program:

How many years have you participated in Fall Product Program?

I’ve participated in Fall Product Program for six years.

Do you like creating an avatar that looks like you? Do you record a message too?

I love creating an avatar that looks like me. I also like recording a message.

What do you like about having an online storefront? Is it easy to connect with family, friends, and other customers? Is it fun to use?

I like having an online storefront because it is easy to connect with family, friends, and other customers. It’s also fun to use.

What tips for success would you share with girls who are participating for the first time?

An important tip for success is, you should always load a video and ask ALL your friends and family.

What nut or candy item(s) do your customers like best?

My favorite nut/candy item my customers like is Chocolate Almonds. 

What’s the coolest reward that you have earned?

The coolest reward that I’ve have earned is the stuffed animals. 

Thank you, Clemmer, for sharing your experience and tips with other Girl Scouts!

Want to participate? You’ll find the M2OS log-in instructions and set-up instructions, family guides, and an order card that shows all girl rewards are on the Fall Product Program page of the GSCO website. Parents/caregivers can also watch the How to Get Started in M2OS – For Families video and learn how to help their Girl Scout.

Need more information? Go to the Fall Product Program page on our website: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/cookies/fall-product-program.html and check out the Fall Product Program weekly update videos posted to the GSCO Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Questions about Fall Product Program or need assistance? We are here to support you! Contact GSCO customer care at 1-877-404-5708 or email inquiry@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.