Category Archives: Events

Shipwreck’d Camp

Submitted by Jordan Cadena

Metro Denver

Thornton

The Woods Service Unit presents Shipwreck’d Camp April 24 – 26, 2020 at Tomahawk Ranch in Bailey. Join us for pirate-themed fun as girls participate in an escape room, geocaching, boat racing, sword fighting, and more!

Cost:

$80/Girl

$70/Leader

(Includes camp shirt, patch, food, and lodging)

Register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/shipwrecked_jr_csa_troop_encampment_md_04_24_26_2020

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Mentoring Monday for Gold Award Girl Scouts and candidates

The future glows brighter thanks to Gold Award Girl Scouts and those working to earn the highest honor in Girl Scouts! That’s why Girl Scouts of Colorado, along with Girl Scouts of the USA and the Denver Business Journal, is helping them connect with female business entrepreneurs in the Metro Denver region! Mentoring Monday, one of Denver’s most popular events, is Monday, February 24, 2020 from 7  – 9 a.m. at History Colorado Center (1200 N. Broadway, Denver 80203). Girls will choose from mentors who are the most influential women in the community, including Girl Scouts of Colorado President and CEO Stephanie Foote, for intimate 10 minute coaching sessions.

Girl Fee: $50

Adult Fee: $50

Register here:  https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/event/164406/2020/bizwomen-mentoring-monday#information Use code GSUSA15 for discounted tickets.

Outdoor Adventure Club: Spring and Summer 2020 events

Are you interested in outdoor adventure and exploring all that Colorado has to offer? Come to an Outdoor Adventure Club event and meet new friends from around the state! The Outdoor Adventure Club is a monthly GSCO staff – led program where girls get to experience all kinds of outdoor exploration and outdoor skills – from kayaking to rock climbing to camping and more! Girls participate in either the Explorers (6th grade) or Trailblazers (7th – 12th grade) programs, registration opens two months prior to each event, girls can use cookie credits and grants are available. Today, we have two exciting OAC announcements to share …

Spring and Summer 2020 events

Check out the upcoming OAC event calendar on the OAC website (https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/outdoors/outdoor-adventure-club.html) and sign up for the interest lists for Explorers (https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/oacexplorersinterestlist) and Trailblazers (https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/oactrailblazersinterestlist) to be the first to know when registration opens!

March event registration NOW OPEN!

Celebrate a successful end of cookie season and attend one of our OAC March events!  Read our OAC FAQs (https://girlscoutsofcolorado.desk.com/customer/portal/articles/2975260-outdoor-adventure-club-faqs), Registration Instructions (https://girlscoutsofcolorado.desk.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2856689-outdoor-adventure-club-registration-faqs) and register here: https://girlscoutsco.campintouch.com/v2/login/login.aspx. Registration for these events closes on March 5.

Explorers (6th grade) – Snow Mountain Ranch Winter Adventure

  • Dates: March 21 at 11 a.m. –  March 22  at 2 p.m.
  • Fee: $100/ girl, grants, and Cookie Credits available
  • Description: It’s a choose your-own-adventure weekend at Snow Mountain Ranch! Girls will get to choose their own activity schedule full of all kinds of winter fun like snow tubing, ice skating, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snow Olympics, and more. In the evening, the whole group will come together for a roller-skating night and girls will sleep in heated indoor cabins.

Trailblazers (7th – 12th grade) – Meadow Mountain Ranch Winter Adventure

  • Dates: Option 1 – March 14 or Option 2 – March 15, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Fee: $50/ girl, grants, and Cookie Credits available
  • Description: It’s a choose your-own-adventure weekend at Snow Mountain Ranch! Girls will get to choose their own activity schedule full of all kinds of winter fun like snow tubing, ice skating, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snow Olympics, and more. In the evening, the whole group will come together for a roller-skating night and girls will sleep in heated indoor cabins.

Questions?  Email inquiry@gscolorado.org.

Family luau

Submitted by Melissa Marty

Metro Denver

Northglenn

Join the The Woods Service Unit for a family luau hosted by Troops 65757 and 65783.

When: Saturday, April 18, 2020

Location: The Waymire Dome at the Adams County Fairgrounds (9755 Henderson Rd. Brighton)

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

All ages and all genders welcome!

Purchase tickets here:
https://my.cheddarup.com/c/the-woods-service-unit-646

Presale tickets are $10 per person with or without patch, $7 per child without patch, and kids three and under are free.

Cost at the door is $12 per person.

Come dressed in your best Luau attire!

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Celebrate World Thinking Day on March 7, 2020

Submitted by Melissa Marty

Metro Denver

Northglenn

Troop 66796 invites you to join The Woods Service Unit to celebrate World Thinking Day 2020!

When: Saturday, March 7, 2020

Location: Al Lesser Building 9755 Henderson Rd Brighton

Time: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (check-in and booth setup at 8:30 a.m.)

Investment (cost): $10 per girl

For the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), leadership is a shared journey which empowers us to work together and bring positive change to our lives, the lives of others, and wider society. All of us can practice leadership by choosing to explore our “ways of being and thinking about the world” and using what we learn about ourselves to work on our behavior as leaders, every day.

At this World Thinking Day event, each registered troop will host a booth with a presentation about the country to share with other troops. Troops may also share food, SWAPS, songs, art, etc. from their chosen region, and should likely plan to use at least one/two meetings to prepare their materials. We realize that many first year Daisies, Juliettes, or other Girl Scouts may wish to attend this celebration without hosting a country booth. Girls are welcome to attend as a “tourist” at the same registration cost. (Max. number of tourists allowed will be 50.)

Sign up to host a country here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4ca8ad2ea6f85-world

Please purchase your admission once you have selected your country or to be a tourist: https://my.cheddarup.com/c/the-woods-service-unit-646

Leaders can also purchase a WTD patch.

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An Opportunity of a lifetime

Submitted by Serenity C.

Metro Denver

Aurora

Hello,

My name is Serenity C. and I am 15-years-old. My troop has a question for you…Is your troop or your Girl Scout interested in traveling and will be age 11 by July of 2021? Well, we have an opportunity of a lifetime awaiting for you if the answer to any of these questions is yes 😉 My mom is working with EF Tours to host an all-inclusive ten day trip to Costa Rica in July of 2021. What makes this program special? Delve into an ecological paradise, walk amid lush rainforests and beneath towering volcanoes in enchanting Costa Rica. Transport your troop deep into a misty cloud forest, get up close to the world’s most magnificent plant and animal habitats, and see sensational waterfalls and hot springs. From beginning to end, experience natural beauty and thrilling adventures beyond what you ever imagined. Registration is $95 per person. Multiple payment options are available and best of all is you can sell Girl Scout Cookies this year and next year to help earn money for the trip 😉 Use this link to see the full itinerary and all the amazing details of this adventure: https://girltrips.eftours.com/2218043ye 

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GSCO regional office in Colorado Springs to host open house

On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, the Girl Scouts of Colorado regional office in Colorado Springs will host its annual open house at its office, 5353 N. Union Blvd., Suite 101. The event takes place from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., and hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. This is open to the public and is meant for people who are not affiliated with Girl Scouts to see and hear first-hand what Girl Scouts are doing in the region.

Guests will hear about our local events and activities, hear from a Gold Award Girl Scouts, sample Girl Scout Cookies, and more! You won’t want to miss this chance to introduce your friends to Girl Scouts in a community-friendly event.

Daisy Starter Troop 75955 in Boulder

Girl Scouts Daisy Troop 75955 in Boulder is accepting all girls K-1st grade!

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Starter Troop Details:

  • Meetings will be held Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 pm at the Boulder Library Main Branch, Boulder Creek Room, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
  • The first meeting will be an informational family meeting in the Boulder Library, Main Branch Boulder Creek Room from 4-5 pm.
  • This Starter Troop will run for 5 meetings and introduce girls and their families to Girl Scouts. Your troop coach will be there to guide you through activities and badgework. Parents are required to attend all meetings and volunteer at least one meeting. Two volunteers will be needed to continue the troop as leaders after the 5th
  • Cost: $25 for membership and $5 for troop dues

Financial assistance is available

Meeting Dates: 

  • February 26th
  • March 11th
  • March 25th
  • April 8th
  • April 22nd

Contact: Please RSVP to Cheri Schonfeld, Recruitment Specialist- 970-212-2351  or Cheri.Schonfeld@gscolorado.org

More Trail Adventure meet-ups in May 2020

Say goodbye to winter and HELLO SPRING as you explore the outdoors with your fellow Girl Scout sisters. Girl Scouts of Colorado has organized a spring edition of our Trail Adventure meet-ups in May 2020 to encourage you to get out in nature and complete some of the requirements for the Trail Adventure badge. Girls also have the opportunity to earn a FREE* badge sponsored by the North Face.

Attend any of the Girl Scouts of Colorado-sponsored Trail Adventure meet-ups in May 2020 and complete all of the requirements to earn a Trail Adventure badge by July 1, 2020, and a Girl Scout is eligible to receive her badge for FREE*.  Just have a parent/caregiver or troop leader fill out this online notification formThis form will close on July 1, 2020 and badges will be mailed to the address provided. Badges are earned by Girl Scouts and must be completed according to the appropriate program level. Check out the online Badge Explorer for specific badge requirements for each program level.

With a shared purpose of encouraging exploration, Girl Scouts and The North Face understand the importance of providing the next generation of girls, regardless of socioeconomic status, with outdoor adventure experiences. By giving girls the opportunity to experience the outdoors, Girl Scouts and The North Face hope to enhance leadership skills and confidence in young girls, while encouraging them to seek new challenges through outdoor adventure.

You can participate in more than one Trail Adventure meet-up and share this exciting opportunity with your Girl Scout sisters who haven’t attended meet-up or aren’t signed up to attend one. All upcoming Trail Adventures are listed below and open for registration on the GSCO Events Calendar.

Please complete one online form for each Girl Scout or group of Girl Scouts completing the badge on the same day. For example, one form for girls who complete their badge on May 10, 2020 and one form for girls who complete their badge on June 7, 2020.

* This opportunity is made possible by a generous grant from The North Face. Only registered Girl Scouts ages 5-18 may receive a free badge upon participation in a GSCO-sponsored Trail Adventure meet-up in May 2020 and completion all of program level-appropriate badge-earning requirements by July 1, 2020.  Troops may complete badgework together or Girl Scouts may earn individually.

Check the Events Page for registration

Saturday, May 2- Royal Gorge Overlook Loop (after National Bridging Event)

Sunday, May 3- Mica Mines Trail

Sunday, May 3- Mallory Cave

Saturday, May 16- Mount Falcon Park Upper Loop

Saturday,May 16- Red Rocks Canyon, Mesa/Greenlee

Sunday, May 17- Minnequa Lake Trail

Sunday, May 17- Washington Park Loop

Saturday, May 23- Holy Bucket Miramonte Rim Loop Saturday, May 23- Mount Margaret Trail

Saturday, May 23- Browns Creek Waterfall Trail Sunday, May 24- Pulpit Rock Park Loop

Sunday, May 24- Green Mountain West Trail

Celebrate World Thinking Day with your Girl Scout sisters

Take the lead on February 22, 2020 to celebrate World Thinking Day with Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 150 countries! (That’s one big celebration!)

Promoted by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), along with Girl Scouts across the USA, World Thinking Day originated in 1926 when delegates from around the globe met at Camp Edith Macy—now called Edith Macy Conference Center—in New York state.

Every year since, World Thinking Day has called Girl Scouts and Girl Guides to join together and take part in activities that promote changing the world for the better. This year’s World Thinking Day theme is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; check out our activity guides to explore many different ways girls can be leaders and create the change they want to see in the world—and celebrate being part of the global sisterhood that is Girl Scouts and Girl Guides!

The GSCO Global Action Committee also wants to hear from you about your exciting plans for World Thinking Day. If you are planning a World Thinking Day celebration, please fill out this form so the Global Action Committee can compile data and help you make your celebration the best it can be!

More updates from the GSCO Global Action Committee!

New Global Girl Scout flyer available

The Global Action Committee is thrilled to launch an updated flyer about all the global opportunities available to Girl Scouts. Available online through the Global section of anytime activities.