Category Archives: Events

Day of Dance: Second Date Added

Due to overwhelming interest in Girl Scout Day of Dance with Colorado Ballet, we have added a second session on January 9, 2021!

Register now: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/day_of_dance_with_the_colorado_ballet_virtual_01_09_2021

Girl Scouts will experience three different dance genres throughout the program including ballet, jazz, and creative movement. Dancers will be exposed to the specific techniques as well as improvisation and dance concepts. The program will start promptly at 9:30 a.m., please make sure to log in on time. 2021 Day of Dance patches are available for purchase with registration.

Participating in this program will help meet requirements for the following:

  • Daisy: Courageous and Strong petal
  • Brownie: Dancer badge
  • Junior: Staying Fit badge

After completing the registration form, all Girl Scouts attending must also complete the form linked in your confirmation email to participate on January 9. This additional form includes acknowledgement of the Colorado Ballet’s terms and conditions. Girl Scouts will not be permitted to participate if this form is not completed. Information on how to join the program via Zoom will be emailed out to everyone on Wednesday, January 6.

Girls: Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in! The Colorado Ballet recommends anyone under the age of seven to be barefoot as it helps to integrate plantar reflexes. Otherwise, barefoot is great for all ages unless girls have ballet slippers or socks, they would like to wear. Don’t forget to keep a water bottle and snack nearby.

Registration will close Tuesday, January 5 OR when capacity is met.

All girls attending must have a 2021 Girl Scout membership. Girl Scouts outside of Colorado are welcome to attend.

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.

Coming Soon: New and Awesome GSCO Programs

 

Hey Girl Scouts! We’ve got SO many awesome programs happening this winter for girls across Colorado! Check out all the events on the GSCO Events Calendar to register your girl. If you do not see the event live yet, it will be coming in the next month. Have questions? Email Emily.Speck@gscolorado.org.

Happening Monthly

Badge Series (D/B/J/C/S/A) Each month girls can earn at least one badge by completing activities at home or with their troop. Girls participate in a kick-off and reflection meeting live, then complete the activities at their own pace by accessing them on our Google Classroom sites. FREE

Art Clubs (D/B/J/C/S/A) Girls engage with others in a creative environment as they complete an art activity at home. FREE

Book Clubs (B/J/C/S/A) Divided by program level, each club chooses a developmentally appropriate book to read and discuss. FREE

STEM Clubs (D/B/J) Get hands-on with science at home! We send out supply lists ahead of time and do the experiments with your girl. FREE

Daisy Flower Hour (D) Daisies have the time to socialize, play, and have fun while learning new skills. FREE

Brownie Buddies (B) Get your Brownie buddy and come hang-out! Girls will learn new skills as we chat, play games, and have fun. FREE

Junior Jam (J) Hey, hey Girl Scouts, let’s hang out. With a fun different theme each week, girls will learn new skills while having fun together. FREE

Naturalist Clubs (D/B/J/C/S/A) Let’s use our resources wisely and make the world a better place. Each week girls will learn about natural world and how we can be stewards for it. FREE

Tools for Independence (J/C/S/A) Is your girl ready to gain some of her own independence? In this club, she’ll learn essential life skills to help her start to do things on her own. FREE

NEW COMING SPRING 2021 Camping Club (D/B/J/C/S/A) Come brush up on your camping skills and have some fun with GSCO’s Spring 2021 Camping Club. We’ll discuss everything from fire safety and orienteering to crafting the perfect s’more.

January

Babysitter’s Training (C) TBD Girls earn their babysitting badge and the babysitting certification from the American Red Cross.

GSCO Day of Service (D/B/J/C/S/A) Spend this Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 18) as a “day-on” rather than a day-off as you participate in community service. More details to come on how you can earn our limited GSCO patch.

Healthy Habits (DBJ) January 19 at 4:30 p.m. New year, heathier me! Learn some new healthy habits to start the year off right. $5- includes a patch!

Love Yo’ Self (C/S/A) January 20 at 6 p.m. Let’s start this year right with some self-care and self-love! $5 – includes a patch!

February

Cadette Program Aide Award Training (C) February 2 and 23 Cadettes will complete the required training to earn their Cadette Program Aide award. Two live sessions and activities to complete on their own through Google Classroom. FREE

Volunteer in Training Award Training (S/A) Seniors or Ambassadors will complete the required training to earn their Senior and Ambassador Award. Training is broken into multiple activities/courses to take through Google Classroom. FREE

GSCO Winter Fun (DBJ/CSA) February 10 Girls can earn a fun patch in the month of February by getting outdoors and having fun in the winter! We will have a live event at 4:30 p.m. for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors and 5:45 p.m. for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassador where we learn some tips to staying warm outside through science experiments. The patch will be available for purchase in the GSCO Retail Shop.

Babysitter’s Training (C) TBD. Girls earn their babysitting badge and the babysitting certification from the American Red Cross.

March

Colorado Road Trip Spring Break Patch (D/B/J/C/S/A). Girls can earn this fun patch by participating in our programming throughout the month that will take girls on a road trip across Colorado and learn about hidden gems and our state’s history, while also completing fun activities that are essential to every road trip. More details to come in the new year!

Babysitter’s Training (C) TBD. Girls earn their babysitting badge and the babysitting certification from the American Red Cross.

Cesar Chavez Patch Program (D/B/J/C/S/A) TBD. Learn about Cesar Chavez through this patch program. We will have a fun trivia night to learn about his life and work.

STEMinist (C/S/A) March 16 at 6 p.m. Love science, technology, engineering, and math? Join us for a fun hour where we will learn how to flex your passion of STEM and show off that you are a female in this industry. $5 – girls will receive a STEMinist patch as part of their registration fee.

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 Virtual Racing Derby Coming Your Way

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Don’t forget to register for the upcoming virtual racing derby if you plan to participate. Learn more and register now: https://my.cheddarup.com/c/girl-scouts-racing-derby-2021 

If you want a patch, you will need to register by December 15, 2020. Also, it will be helpful for us in deciding what trophies we need to purchase and if any levels are going to be combined.

You will have the ability to sign up for a time slot for drop off for Friday night and approximate running times will be given for levels after we either close registration OR we fill up. We can’t calculate that now as we still have space. But, don’t worry– you will get run times!

Thanks for sharing with your girls!

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: Women of Robotics with Arrow Electronics

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to meet two women in robotics at Meet an Expert – Women of Robotics with Arrow Electronics
on January 13, 2021 Register now: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/meet_an_expert_women_of_robotics_with_arrow_electronics_webinar_01_13_2021

Arrow Electronics is a technology company with a passion for innovation and transforming the way we look at technology. Make, manage, and create are core values of Arrow Electronics. During this webinar, we will be talking about a special robot Arrow is making to transform a girl’s life.

Our experts for the webinar will be Victoria Bohannon-Pea, project manager, and Anjelica Roman, business development manager.

Girl Scouts participating in the Robotics badge series in January are strongly encouraged to attend.

Participating in this webinar will help meet requirements for the new STEM Career Exploration Badges for Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes.

After the presentation, you will have a chance to ask our experts questions live through the chat box. By completing registration, you are telling us you will be joining the session LIVE on January 13. Please make sure to mark your calendar and join on time. We will be recording the session and posting it to the GSCO YouTube channel so you can watch in the future. Please do not complete registration if you are planning to watch the recording.

We will use Zoom to host this webinar. All information on how to join online or via phone will be emailed out to registrants the day before the webinar. 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.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

If you are having trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

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: Marketing Me!

This program is hosted by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA).

Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors are invited to Awesome Girls: Marketing Me! on December 1, 2020 from 4-5 p.m.

Register now: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7941283615771306251

You’re great. So, how do you share your accomplishments and talents with others without under selling your skills or seeming too conceited? It can be hard to talk about yourself, so we are here to help! Join us as we hear from three inspiring job recruiters about how to advocate for yourself, build your skills, and tell your story to colleges, employers, and even your cookie customers!

This interactive event will connect you to three experts from RSM who will share their career journey and a little about their past. You’ll learn what it means to think like an entrepreneur and how to market to your customers in the upcoming Girl Scout Cookie season. Then, you’ll have a chance to have your own career exploration questions answered and hear questions from your Girl Scout peers.

RSM is a leading audit, tax and consulting firm , and they can’t wait to share their knowledge and experience with you!

This program is designed for girls in middle and high school. The event will inspire you to get started on a Girl Scout badge, like Business Etiquette or My Portfolio, and prepare you to let your skills shine as you connect with cookie customers.

Please note, this event begins at 6 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. Central, 4 p.m. Mountain, and 3 p.m. Pacific. We acknowledge that the timing may not work with your schedule; you can register and view the playback when it is convenient for you!

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.

Day of Dance with Colorado Ballet

Update as of December 2: Due to overwhelming interest in Girl Scout Day of Dance with Colorado Ballet, we have added a second session on January 9, 2021!
 

Update as of November 19, 2020: This event has reached capacity.

Day of Dance with Colorado Ballet is Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 9:30 – 11:15 a.m. This at-home opportunity is $12/participant and you can purchase an optional patch for $3. Capacity is limited! Register now: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/day_of_dance_with_the_colorado_ballet_virtual_12_12_2020

Girl Scouts will experience three different dance genres throughout the program including ballet, jazz, and creative movement. Dancers will be exposed to the specific techniques as well as improvisation and dance concepts. The program will start promptly at 9:30 a.m., please make sure to log in on time. 2020 Day of Dance patches are available for purchase with registration.

Participating in this program will help meet requirements for the following badges:

  • Daisy Courageous and Strong petal
  • Brownie Dancer badge
  • Junior Staying Fit badge

After completing the registration form, all Girl Scouts attending must also complete the form linked in your confirmation email to participate on December 12. This additional form includes acknowledgement of the Colorado Ballet’s terms and conditions. Girl Scouts will not be permitted to participate if this form is not completed. Information on how to join the program via Zoom will be emailed out to everyone on Wednesday, December 9.

Girls: Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in! The Colorado Ballet recommends anyone under the age of 7 to be barefoot as it helps to integrate plantar reflexes. Otherwise, barefoot is great for all ages unless girls have ballet slippers or socks, they would like to wear. Don’t forget to keep a water bottle and snack nearby.

Registration will close Thursday, December 3 OR when capacity is met.

All girls attending must have a 2021 Girl Scout membership. Girl Scouts outside of Colorado are welcome to attend.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

If you are having trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

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.

Girl Scout Day at Butterfly Pavilion

This program is hosted by Butterfly Pavilion. Please email all questions to mcopan@butterflies.org.

Girl Scouts are taking over Butterfly Pavilion on November 14, 2020 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Earn your Brownie Bugs badge or Daisy Make the World a Better Place petal.

Register now: https://butterflies.org/event/girl-scout-day/

Due to COVID-19, registration is limited to ensure safety and maximize fun! Girl Scout Day tickets will allow up to 20 guests for each time slot.

For the first hour of your Girl Scout Day adventure, explore indoor and outdoor exhibits. Next is 40 minutes in Classroom A with activities, crafts, animals, and fun just for your troop! The event includes:

  • Access to indoor and outdoor exhibit.
  • Girl Scout self-guided scavenger hunt, which can tick off many badge requirements!
  • Full schedule of programs, all centered around bugs, science, and making our world a better place!
  • Several stations with crafts, activities, and discussions– all based on the Brownie Bugs badge and Rosie petal!
  • Certificate and reusable tote for having attended Girl Scout Day at Butterfly Pavilion!

Cost (includes general admission to Butterfly Pavilion as well as extra activities):

  • Adults: $14 (members $5)
  • Girl Scouts (and siblings): $10 (members $5)
  • Children under 2: FREE

Please note: Pre-registration is required. No walk-ups will be accepted. Masks are required.

Instead of wristbands, please have your group members wear Girl Scout clothing and have your Girl Scout Day ticket ready upon arrival for the front desk. This will gain your group access to Girl Scout Day activities in the classroom when it is your scheduled time.

For Leaders: Girl Scouts will need to purchase the badges that they earn directly through Girl Scouts, but there will be discounted Butterfly Pavilion badges and patches available in the gift shop to commemorate your experience!

For Groups: Siblings are welcome, please list them as a child ticket. One adult per group is required. You must pay for the entire group with one payment. Advanced tickets are required.

Refunds, exchanges, or transfers: Girl Scout Day at Butterfly Pavilion issues no refunds, exchanges, or transfers. Please do your best to get an accurate group count upon purchasing, as you will not be able to receive a refund.

Questions? Contact Marissa at mcopan@butterflies.org or (720) 974-1877.

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.

Save the Date for Women’s Week 2021 and 60th Anniversary Reunion

 

Submitted by Penny Roberts

Meadow Mountain Ranch

Northern & Northeastern CO

In the true spirit of optimism, the energetic organizing committee is hard at work preparing for Meadow Mountain Ranch’s Women’s Week and 60th Anniversary Reunion combined event for July 22 – 26, 2021.

Women’s Week runs for four nights with the all-day reunion activities on Saturday.  An over-the-top banquet will be held on Saturday evening, along with an awards ceremony, campfire and other activities. Women’s Week allows ladies ages 18 and up to come to camp and play, make friends, sing and sing and sing together, hike, make crafts, cook outside, and generally, enjoy the ambiance and company of old and new friends.

The Reunion event will feature camp tours, crafts, “trading post” items for purchase, immersion in the history of MMR for the past 60 years, and of course, singing and singing and singing.

Full-time or part-time registrations are offered, and an online registration form will be available shortly.  Contact director, Penny Roberts, at (970) 586-1775 or at probertscolo@gmail.com for questions or more general information.

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 Workshops

Girl Scouts of Colorado and Nuestra Tierra are partnering together in November 2020 for our Taller Crea Tu Camino / Make Your Path Workshop. We are so excited for our November 10, 2020 event! We are focusing on outdoor conservation and this bilingual workshop will include activities that fulfill badge requirements, creating a video to send to one of 23 Spanish speaking countries worldwide who are part of our digital pen pals, and talking about how to take action in this field.

Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project does amazing work in conservation. “When we conserve the land, we conserve life” shows the commitment they have. This group was created in 2017 by a group of Hispanic/Latinx conservation advocates to provide communities of color with opportunities for community engagement, and access and education around public lands and waters.

We have two workshops available and you can register your K-5 girls and your 6-12 girls at the following links:

Taller Crea Tu Camino / Make Your Path Workshop – DBJ

(grades K-5 at 5:30 p.m. on November 10)

http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/taller_crea_tu_camin_281100848.html

Taller Crea Tu Camino / Make Your Path Workshop – CSA

(grades 6-12 at 6:30 p.m. on November 10)

http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/taller_crea_tu_camin.html

Learn more about Nuestra Tierra here: https://www.nuestra-tierra.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.

******************************

Girl Scouts of Colorado y Nuestra Tierra están trabajando juntos este mes para nuestro Taller Crea Tu Camino / Make Your Path Workshop. ¡Estamos muy emocionados para nuestro evento este 10 de noviembre! Este mes estaremos enfocando en la conservación del aire libre y este taller bilingüe incluirá actividades que llenaran requisitos de insignias, crearan un video para mandar a uno de los 23 países donde se habla español mundialmente que son parte de nuestros pen pals digitales, y hablaremos acerca de cómo tomar acción en este campo.

Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project hace trabajo maravilloso en la conservación. “Cuando conservamos la tierra, conservamos la vida” muestra el compromiso que tienen. Este grupo fue creado en 2017 por un grupo de abogados de la conservación de la comunidad Hispana/Latinx para proveer a las comunidades de color con oportunidades de participar y tener acceso y educación a las tierras y el agua pública.

Tenemos 2 talleres disponibles donde pueden registrar a sus niñas en grados K-5 y las de los grados 6-12 en los siguientes enlaces:

Taller Crea Tu Camino / Make Your Path Workshop – DBJ

(grados K-5 a las 5:30 p.m. en 11/10/2020)

http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/taller_crea_tu_camin_281100848.html

Taller Crea Tu Camino / Make Your Path Workshop – CSA

(grados 6-12 a las 6:30 pm en 11/10/2020)

http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/taller_crea_tu_camin.html

Aprende más acerca de Nuestra Tierra aquí: https://www.nuestra-tierra.org/

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.

Tools for Independence-Older Girls Edition: How to Find and Earn a Job

So far, Tools for Independence-Older Girls Edition has learned about self-defense, ways to help during a medical emergency, and how to safely date. As adults, safety is our top priority, but what comes next? Living! There is an ever-growing list of ways to live, but one thing most of us need is a job.

I can hear the thoughts exploding in your head, “How do I find a job?”  “What should I wear to the interview?” “What would I put on my resume?” “What is a resume?!” Shhhhhhh, it is okay. We have a workshop just for YOU on November 18, 2020 at 4 p.m. and we will answer all those questions and more.

Register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/november_2020_tools_for_independence_older_girls_senior_ambassador_finding_a_job_virtual

Pam Gomez-Gil, recently retired regional manager for GSCO’s Pikes Peak region, will be joining us to talk about job hunting. She will share information regarding job interviews, what managers look for, and more. With decades of experience as a manager in several different companies, you will not want to pass up this opportunity. Come with questions,  a notepad,  a hungry mind, and  the packet (linked in the registration form) as filled out as possible.

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.