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February Virtual Service Unit Meeting scheduled Feb. 13

February Unit Agenda and Virtual Meeting Information (Wednesday, February 13 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.)

Join us from wherever you are – it’s a virtual opportunity!

No pre-registration required, but you can sign up for a meeting reminder.

February will feature enrichment information on camp!

Downloads:

February Service Unit agenda (Word.docx or pdf)
February Virtual Meeting Recording

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Join online meeting

https://meet.lync.com/gsco/kaoru.kobayashi/Q759Y2RH

Join by Phone

Toll-free number: 8662328977

Toll number: 6789818055

Find a local number

Participant code: 2318390751

First online meeting?

Rendezvous Adventures at Magic Sky Ranch

Looking for a fun event at camp with your troop?  Check out these spring Rendezvous weekends at Magic Sky Ranch!

 

Feb. 22-24 – Junior Troops

“A Knight’s Life” – Travel back in time for royalty, jesters, knights, and magic.

DEADLINE EXTENDED!  Sign up by end of day Wed. Feb. 6 for this fun weekend sure to warm up a chilly winter month.  http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/events/655

 

Mar. 15-17 – Brownie AND Junior Troops

“Reduce Reuse Recycle” – Learn all the ways to be green – from environmentally to being a Girl Scout and more!

NOW OPEN to both Brownie and Junior troops!  Sign up by end of day Sun. Feb. 17 for a weekend that will make your friends green with recycling!  http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/events/657

 

Apr. 19-21 – Junior Troops

Join us for this springtime Rendezvous with the theme and activities planned out for you – all you and your troop need to do is show up ready for a fun weekend!  Be sure to sign up by end of day Sun. Mar.24.  A spring-fling before the end of the school year!  http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/events/659

 

You can read about previous Rendezvous weekends on this blog, and see pictures on the GSCO Flickr page.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/gscolorado/collections/72157629279256815/

Summer Program Guidebook now available online

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Before you start out on your Cookie sales this weekend, spend a few minutes perusing the 2013 Summer Program Guidebook and imagine all the fun and adventure you can have at overnight camp, day camp, troop camp, family camp or through events, series, travel opportunities and virtual opportunities.

Don’t let your Girl Scout experience fizzle over the summer, pick your path to adventure.

Summer Program Guidebooks will be in mailboxes in early February.

Learn more about camping with Girl Scouts of Colorado.

ZisBoomBah Cookie Quests Have Arrived

ZisBoomBah is so excited about this year’s Girl Scout Cookie Program, that they have decided to help! They have created Girl Scout Cookie Quests for Daisy, Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts. Girl will be able to help Zis learn how to sell cookies, as well as, practice what to say when a customer asks you “are your cookies nut free” or “do you have any healthy cookies?” These quests will help your girls practice talking with customers, answer customer’s questions and sell more cookies. Zis discovered a secret… the more you know, the more you sell! So check out ZisBoomBah today!

Has your troop already signed up for ZisBoomBah? All you have to do is make sure each of your girls are registered to your group and then assign them the Girl Scout Cookie Quests. If your girls have not recieved their FREE ZisBoomBah Fun Patch, this is a great way for them to earn it!

Is this your first time hearing about ZisBoomBah, or maybe you have just not signed up yet, you still can. All you need to do is email MySelf@gscolorado.org to request a group code. Once your girls complete three quests, they receive the ZisBoomBah Fun Patch for FREE!

Are you a Cadette, Senior or Ambassador? Do you want to be a part of ZisBoomBah? Well you can! We are asking for older girls and older girl troops to submit quests ideas (cookies or healthy living related) to MySelf@gscolorado.org. If you submit two or more ideas as a girl or as a troop, you will receive the ZisBoomBah Fun Patch for FREE as well!

ZisBoomBah wants to wish you and your troops “good luck” with your cookie season. They want to help you reach your goals! Check out their website today at http://www.zisboombah.com/.

Eagle Valley SU114 Cookie Rally a big success

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Submitted by Cricket Hawkins
Eagle Valley

Cadette troops 11810 and 10156 organized a fun and successful Cookie Rally for Eagle Valley Girl Scouts on January 16. The girls ran the event using Little Brownie Bakers’ Cookie Rally resources and had a local fIrefighter talk to the girls about safety. The Financial Fishing/Booth Sale station was one of the most popular activities second to the safety presentation by Firefighter Randy!

This story was submitted via the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments too.

Girl Scout Cookie time in the news!

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View more photos of 2013 Colorado Cookie Media Star interviews

Girl Scouts of Colorado is covering the state promoting everyone’s favorite time of the year, Girl Scout Cookie time! Here’s just a sampling of our coverage that is available online (lots more going on that’s not online too :)). More is coming in daily, so we will continue to update this list. Great job also goes to all the Girl Scouts in Colorado who are part of these efforts! Go Girl Scout Cookie time!! 🙂

And if you see any Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie media in your area, let us know about it!

Girl Scouts of the USA has also recognized Girl Scouts of Colorado’s media work several times this cookie season!

And look for these Girl Scout Cookie billboards around the state of Colorado that we have placed (there are placements in Spanish too)! Additionally we placed some advertising (same campaign) with media outlets/information sources around the state for cookie time. It directs people to the Booth Sale Locator to find a sale.

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National Girl Scout Cookie Day Patch Program

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The GSCO Program Team is excited about the upcoming National Girl Scout Cookie Day on Feb. 8th, and we’ve created a National Girl Scout Cookie Day Patch Program that all girls are encouraged to participate in to get involved in this exciting day! The focus of this patch program is on the five skills girls learn from selling Girl Scout Cookies (goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics). It also encourages selling activities on Friday, Feb. 8th, since there will be a lot of talk around the nation about Girl Scout Cookie time. If a girl participates, she can purchase the patch featured above in one of our council shops.

Best wishes for an exciting 2013 Girl Scout Cookie Program!

Alamosa Service Unit hosts valley wide cookie rally

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by Cheryl Martinez
San Luis Valley – Alamosa

On Jan. 19, SU 301 in Alamosa hosted a valley wide cookie rally. There were 40 girls in attendance from various troops and including Daisies, Brownies and Juniors. Troop leaders and parents helped the girls at safety and goal activity stations. The girls participated in making goal clip boards, posters, learning how to describe the cookie flavors and ingredients and staying safe. After all their hard work, they enjoyed cake, punch and cookies! They all agreed that “Honey,” the cookie mascot, is the best and very cute!

This story was submitted via the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments too.

GSCO Literacy Challenge accepted, join PAL now!

Submitted by Sarah Albrecht-Walter
Brighton, CO

When Jessica, a 7-year-old Brownie in Brighton, saw the announcement for the statewide Literacy challenge with Colorado Reads and GSCO, she wanted to meet the Lt. Gov!

She immediately began brain storming ideas on how she could meet each of the nine requirements. She spoke with her troop leaders and all her troop sisters and while they wanted to help her, they were not sure about the planning… So Jessica started PAL! Now they just need to meet small goals for each part and make a BIG impact!

PAL: Promote an Advanced Learner is a her Girl Scout Take Action project to Improve Literacy here in Colorado thus meeting the Challenge, AND raise awareness and learning opportunities around the world for all our WAGGGS Sisters!

Jessica sent a HitchHiker Letterbox to Ireland (see the other Blog posts about the Dathuil) and she is already receiving notes on atlasquest.com that everyone can read from girls in Ireland who are signing and stamping her book. Her Irish partner is designing a patch for both countries. Jessica has designed a patch for Girl Scouts that join her PAL, so in addition to the Patch and 9 bars from GSCO, each Scout will also get a Patch from PAL and one from Ireland!

Our KickOff Party is Feb. 7th 2013, 4:30 at 101 N. Main St, Brighton, CO 80601, upstairs at the Elks’ Scout Meeting Room, hope to see you there with your donations, plans for the challenge and entries for the HitchHiker Letterbox Ireland is sending for us! No fee, just SWAPs maybe, a generous heart, and a literacy mindset! girlscouttroop51739@yahoo.com

This story was submitted via the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments too.:

Troop 53572 Hosts Cookie Rally for Brownies and Daisies

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Submitted by Rebecca Lankford
Broomfield

Troop 53572 in Broomfield held their first cookie rally on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Academy of Charter Schools in Westminster. The troop decided to have 10 stations to teach Girl Scout Brownies and Daisies about the different things they will need to know while selling cookies. Stations included: safety bingo, cookie songs, product info relay, goal necklace, cookie tasting, selling tips, making change, Hometown Heroes and goals and recognitions. The attendees’ troop parents and leaders were presented the cookie training in a separate room.

Troop 53572 has a high goal for cookie sales this year – they are saving for a trip to California this spring. Good luck, girls!

This story was submitted via the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments too.