Category Archives: Events

Save the Date: 2021 Highest Awards Celebrations

Girl Scouts of Colorado is thrilled to announce the date for our virtual Highest Awards celebrations for the spring of 2021!

Highest Awards Girl Scouts, troops, and families are all invited to attend to celebrate our 2020-2021 class of Gold, Silver, and Bronze Award Girl Scouts in Colorado!

Sunday, May 16 – Virtual Highest Awards Celebrations

1 p.m. Bronze Award Celebration

2 p.m. Silver Award Celebration

3 p.m. Gold Award Celebration

These celebrations are an opportunity to recognize the outstanding Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award Girl Scouts who have earned their distinction in the last year. All troops and/or girls who have earned their Bronze, Silver, or Gold since March 2019 are invited to participate in a celebration of their choice.

Anyone who filled out the Bronze and Silver Notification form prior to March 1, 2021 will receive the event link and detailed information to share with the rest of their troop via email the first week of March.

You do not need to register for this event! The celebrations will premiere live on our Facebook and YouTube channels at the event start time.

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.

“3 Cheers for Animals” Daisy Journey event

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Fort Collins

Northern & Northeastern CO

I know everyone is inundated with cookies right now, BUT older Girl Scouts from Fort Collins have worked hard to put together two “3 Cheers for Animals” Daisy Journey events.

March 21, 2021 1 – 4 p.m.

https://3-cheers-for-animals-daisy-journey-in-a-day-copy.cheddarup.com

April 11, 2021 1 – 4 p.m.

https://3-cheers-for-animals-daisy-journey-in-a-day-copy-11004.cheddarup.com

Both of these events are run by Girl Scouts in high school. They did them in person in 2019 – 2020 and for 2020 – 2021, it is on Zoom. They have done one Zoom event so far with good feedback. And, they are ready to run their last two events of this school year!

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.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day with Society of Women Engineers at Colorado State University

Register NOW for Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day from 9:30 a.m. – 1:40 p.m. on April 3, 2021. This event is for middle school aged girls to explore different types of engineering through participating in engaging engineering activities. Meet and learn from collegiate and professional engineers and see how engineers can positively impact the world!. In response to COVID-19, this year’s Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day will be held virtually and boxes with needed supplies will be sent to participants!

Link to register: http://coloradostate.swe.org/introduce-a-girl-to-engineering.html ​Registration will close on March 10, 2021.

A parent education panel will also be part of this event where parents can ask engineering students and professionals questions to help give them more insight on how to encourage young women in STEM.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to iage.swe.colostate.edu@gmail.com.

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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.

Get Ready to Celebrate Girl Scout Week

Girl Scout Week is just around the corner (March 7 – 13, 2021)! Each year Girl Scouts across Our Movement participate in activities to make the world a better place and show their Girl Scout pride. While we might not be as hands-on in the community as previous years, there are still lots of ways that your Girl Scout can celebrate.

Share the 2021 Girl Scout Week Proclamation with leaders in your city/town, county, etc. and have them officially declare Girl Scout Week. Also, check out our list of suggested activities or download a calendar to hang-up at your house.

Sunday, March 7 – Girl Scout Sunday

Wear your Girl Scout uniform to worship. Talk with your Girl Scout sisters to connect with a local place of worship.

Host a Girl Scout Cookies party or virtual cookie booth after worship. Talk about how Girl Scouts has helped you be a leader in your community.

Want to do more? Check out this resource for suggested activities and services.

Monday, March 8– Go-Getter

Set a goal to achieve a big objective. Is it to start a Highest Awards project, start a new routine, or maybe get straight A’s? Create a plan to work hard to make it happen.

Learn a new skill. Practice a skill that will help you explore something you’ve always wanted to try. Maybe even earn a badge while you’re at it! Use the Badge Explorer to find one that you would like to earn.

Create a motivational mantra. Create a saying to help you get back up and try again when you fall down.

Tuesday, March 9 – Innovator

Solve a problem in a creative way. Girl Scouts innovate to find unique solutions. Find an imaginative solution to an everyday or community problem. Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors can participate in the Cookie Box Innovation Challenge with Arrow and design a prototype that addresses a problem in our community and beyond by using Girl Scout Cookie packages and other recycled materials. Learn more.

Invent something new. Think outside the box and find a new way to do something.

Create a work of art. Choose your favorite type of art and make a masterpiece. Visit a local gallery to see how other artists are innovators in their work.

Wednesday, March 10 – Risk Taker

Do something new. Girl Scouts explore the world around them. Push your boundaries and do something you’ve never done before.

Make a promise to stop saying “can’t.” Think about the times you’ve said “I can’t do (something)”. Write a note to remind yourself to take safe risks and try.

Break the mold. Be the first person you know to try something. Share the experience with your friends and family.

Thursday, March 11– Leader

Be a role model. Lead younger girls in celebrating Girl Scout Week.

Learn more about Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low. Discuss how Girl Scouts started and who “Daisy” was in her community.

Friday, March 12- Girl Scout Birthday and Girl Scout Jumu’ah

Show your Girl Scout pride! Show your schoolmates your love and support of Girl Scout sisterhood by wearing your uniform.

Wear your Girl Scout uniform to worship. Talk with your Girl Scout sisters to connect with a local place of worship.

Want to do more? Check out this resource for suggested activities and services.

Saturday, March 13 – Girl Scout Sabbath

Wear your Girl Scout uniform to worship. Talk with your Girl Scout sisters to connect with a local place of worship.

Want to do more? Check out this resource for suggested activities and services.

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.

OAC April 2021 Events: Registration is Now Open

Registration for the Outdoor Adventure Club Magic Sky High Ropes and Climbing events opens on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 9 a.m.

On April 10 or April 11, OAC girls will spend a full day at Magic Sky Ranch participating in high adventure activities. Half the day will be spent at the high ropes course and the other half of the day will be spent climbing at the cliffs near the lake. Register and learn more using the links below:

For more information about the Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) and future events, check out these links:

Questions? 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.

Awesome Girls: Diversity, Inclusion, and You: Girls Making a Difference

How can you take action for equality? Girls in grades 6–12 are invited to join Girl Scouts of the USA, Little Brownie Bakers, and The David and Lura Lovell Foundation for an engaging chat with inspiring women, including corporate leaders and National Gold Award Girl Scouts on Saturday, February 20, 2021 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MST. Hosted by Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors (grades 9–12), this virtual event—Diversity, Inclusion, and You: Girls Making a Difference—will lift up people who advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to make the world a better place.

Register now: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5094800845194282000?source=Executive+Essentials

Panelists will discuss how they have furthered DEI in the workplace and in their communities. They will talk about their efforts to end violence against Indigenous women, expand the inclusion of people with disabilities, increase the visibility of the LGBTQ+ community, combat food deserts, and address menstrual stigma.

Girls who attend will:

  • Learn about careers that are focused on advancing DEI
  • Think about and gain inspiration for their own Take Action projects or Girl Scout Gold Award projects
  • Learn—and be able to ask questions—about issues related to DEI

Questions for the guest speakers are welcomed in advance and will be considered for the live Q&A segment of the event. Please submit your questions with your registration.

Unable to attend live? Not to worry! Register now and you’ll be able to view the playback when it’s available.

Note: In order to be responsive to girls’ needs, some discussions during this panel may focus on subjects that may be considered sensitive in nature.

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.

2021 World Thinking Day: Compassion Meditation and Yoga

In Girl Scouts, you are part of a special group of girls that stretches across the world. On February 22 of each year, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 150 countries celebrate World Thinking Day — that’s one big celebration! World Thinking Day is a way to celebrate with girls all over the world by doing the same activities around a shared theme. The 2021 World Thinking Day theme is “peacebuilding.”

The Compassion Meditation and Yoga  program on Wednesday, February 17 from 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. provides an opportunity for Girl Scouts of all ages to complete Step Three of the World Thinking Day Award activities for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Step Three: Explore Peacebuilding in Girl Scouts, Choice One: Practice compassion meditation. A professional yoga teacher will lead girls through beginner yoga and meditation.

Register now: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/world_thinking_day_compassion_meditation_and_yoga_virtual_02_17_2021

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to participate, however the program is designed for girls in fourth grade and up.

World Thinking Day Activity Guide for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors: https://www.girlscouts.org/content/dam/girlscouts-gsusa/forms-and-documents/For-Girls/think-global/GSUSA_World-Thinking_Day_2021_CSA.pdf

When registering you are telling us you will be logging in LIVE February 17 at 4:30 p.m. MST! Our facilitator will prepare based on registration numbers, so please make sure you log in on time. This program will not be recorded. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothes that you can move in.

We will use Zoom to host this program. All information on how to join online or via phone will be emailed out to registrants the day before the program. Each individual participant should be registered so we can track participation. Please do not share the information on how to join with others who have not registered.

Registration will close February 16.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@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.

International Women and Girls in Science Day Panel Discussion

 

The International Women and Girls in Science Day Panel Discussion with the National Renewable Energy Lab is February 11, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. Join the discussion with seven panelists from across NREL’s research areas. They will be discussing being a woman in science and the path to get there. This virtual program is through Microsoft Teams.

RSVP to:

Meghan Pearson

Meghan.Pearson@nrel.gov

STEM Education Specialist | Communications Office

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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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.

Meet an Expert: Police Operations Commander

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to a “Meet an Expert” session with Commander Suzette Freidenberger with the Grand Junction Police Department on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. MST. Register now: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/meet_an_expert_police_operations_commander_webinar_04_07_2021

Suzette will talk about how she got into law enforcement, started her career working in dispatch, and attended the Law Enforcement Academy. She worked her way from a patrol officer to a commander and will talk about what it’s like to work in a male-dominated career field. She will also talk about how women in this line of work bring a different and positive spin to law enforcement and how her job is challenging, rewarding, and exciting.

After the presentation, Girl Scouts will have an opportunity to ask questions live in the chat box.

When registering you are telling us you will be logging in LIVE! Our guest will prepare based on registration numbers, so please make sure you log in on time. The program will be recorded and posted to the GSCO YouTube channel. Do not register if you plan to watch the recording. We will use Zoom to host this program. All information on how to join online or via phone will be emailed out to registrants the day before the program.

Each individual participant should be registered so we can track participation. Please do not share the information on how to join with others who have not registered.

Registration will close Tuesday, April 6.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@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.

Taller Crea Tu Camino/Make Your Path Workshop

Girl Scouts of Colorado is partnering with Silvia Lazala in February 2021 as our professional in Live Event Production for our taller Crea Tu Camino / Make Your Path workshop. Join us as we talk about this exciting work with Silvia, including how big show productions address safety, rigging, and lights to create that amazing feeling you get when going to a concert. Activities during the workshop will fulfill badge requirements for the badges we are covering during the workshop, and we will view a video sent to us from one of our Spanish speaking Digital Pen Pals, as well as vote on a country to send one back. All girls are welcome, whether you speak Spanish and/or English. Please join us at this exciting workshop!

We have two workshops available and you can register for your specific workshop based on your Girl Scout level:

Taller Crea Tu Camino / Make Your Path Workshop – DBJ

(grades K-5 at 5:30 p.m. on February 9)

http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2021/Feb09_taller_crea_tu_camin_DBJ.html

Taller Crea Tu Camino / Make Your Path Workshop – CSA

(grades 6-12 at 6:30 p.m. on February 9)

http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2021/Feb09_taller_crea_tu_camin.html

Learn more about all our Spanish resources at this link: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/about-girl-scouts/espanol.html

Once registered, you will receive the login information, as well as the list of badges we will complete in an email 24 hours before the workshop.

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.

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Girl Scouts of Colorado está trabajando con Silvia Lazala este mes como nuestra profesional de Producción de Eventos en Vivo para nuestro taller Crea Tu Camino / Make Your Path workshop. Únete a este taller para aprender de este trabajo tan interesante que hace Silvia, incluyendo como los espectáculos grandes se encargan de la seguridad, el aparejo, y las luces para crear un ambiente fabuloso cuando vas a un concierto. Las actividades del taller llenaran los requisitos de insignias que cubriremos en el taller, y miraremos un video que nos mando uno de nuestros Pen Pals Digitales en español, al igual que votar en cual país mandaremos un video de vuelta. Todas las niñas están bienvenidas, aunque hablen español y/o inglés. ¡Por favor únase a este taller emocionante!

Tenemos 2 talleres disponibles y puedes registrarte para el que es específicamente para el grado escolar de la girl scout:

Taller Crea Tu Camino / Make Your Path Workshop – DBJ

(grados K-5 a las 5:30 pm en 2/9/2021)

http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2021/Feb09_taller_crea_tu_camin_DBJ.html

Taller Crea Tu Camino / Make Your Path Workshop – CSA

(grados 6-12 a las 6:30 pm en 2/9/2021)

http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2021/Feb09_taller_crea_tu_camin.html

Aprende más acerca de nuestros recursos en español al seguir este enlace: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/about-girl-scouts/espanol.html

Una vez que este registrado recibirá la información para entrar al evento junto con una lista de insignias que completaremos en un correo electrónico 24 horas antes del taller.

Queremos escuchar de sus hijas y de cómo han usado sus habilidades desarrolladas en Girl Scouts al tomar la iniciativa en su comunidad y Girl Scouts en su hogar. Puedes mandar su historia aqui.

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.