Category Archives: Events

Troop 62511 to host Watch Party for The Baby-Sitters Club

Submitted by Carla Clark

Metro Denver

Looking for something to go along with your summer reading? Have you heard of Netflix’s new series The Baby-sitters Club? Troop 62511 is hosting a watch party on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 7 p.m. We’ve set up a Zoom meeting to share the video. For those of you unfamiliar with The Babysitters Club book series, the show is based on the best-selling book series, that follows the friendship and adventures of Kristy Thomas (Sophie Grace), Mary-Anne Spier (Malia Baker), Claudia Kishi (Momona Tamada), Stacey McGill (Shay Rudolph), and Dawn Schafer (Xochitl Gomez) as the middle-schoolers start their babysitting business  in the town of Stoneybrook, Connecticut.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G9BoFUqMrs

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE ZOOM LINK AND A SURPRISE!  Arrangement for the surprise need to be coordinated by July 9, 2020, so sign up by 3 p.m.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSebUcIBKn_4AzG3qRtI0_bhLjXwzfq-Tu4kFA2-miZN2uheag/viewform

Rounding out the cast, Alicia Silverstone plays Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer, the selfless single-mother of Kristy Thomas and love interest of all around good guy Watson Brewer, played by Mark Feuerstein. Ann M. Martin, the beloved series author and producer on the new series, was the first to conceive the idea of these inspiring young girls with different backgrounds, personalities and opinions that were brought together by a business venture they conceived and bonded through the friendships they forged. The adaptation of the contemporary dramedy that continues to champion friendship, female empowerment and entrepreneurship was led by Rachel Shukert (Glow) as showrunner and Lucia Aniello (Broad City) as executive producer and director.

You must adhere to Girl Scouts of Colorado’s policies on “Returning to In-Person Troop Meetings and Activities (June 15, 2020)”.

Questions? Email carlaaclark@comcast.net.

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.

Celebrate the Recipients of the 2020 Volunteer Recognition Awards

Join Girl Scouts of Colorado Chief Executive Officer Leanna Clark on Saturday, July 18 at 2 p.m. as she announces the recipients of the 2020 Volunteer Recognition Awards. Everyone is invited to attend this virtual celebration to honor the many amazing volunteers across the state, who were nominated for—and received—a recognition award. 

You can watch a live video premiere of the celebration on the GSCO Facebook page. Not on Facebook? That’s OK! Watch on our YouTube channel using this link: https://youtu.be/AvaVwxt1CsE. Please note this link will not work until the celebration starts at 2 p.m. If you log on early, you may need to refresh your screen at this time. 

Service units that have virtual or socially-distanced special award celebration moments with their volunteers can share photos and videos on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Twitter and Instagram users should also use #GSColo.

Celebrate the Top Cookie CEOs of 2020

 

Join Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Chief Executive Officer Leanna Clark on Monday, July 6 at 7 p.m. as she announces the top 2,020 Cookie CEOs of the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Program. You can watch live on the GSCO Facebook page. You can get a notification that the event is starting by clicking the “Get Reminder” button on the bottom right of the Video Premiere post.

Aren’t on Facebook? That’s OK! Watch on our YouTube channel using this link: https://youtu.be/qsETdjQwhto  Please note this link will not work until the celebration starts at 7 p.m. If you log on early, you may need to refresh your screen at this time.

You can also share photos and videos from your celebration at home with us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Twitter and Instagram users should also use #GSColo.

Senior and Ambassador Book Club: What Are the Pieces of Your Identity?

Hey high schoolers: what makes you who you are? Join Girl Scouts of Colorado on July 30, 2020 at 4 p.m. for Senior/Ambassador Book Club as we discuss “Piecing Me Together” by Renée Watson.

Register here: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/senior_ambassador_bo_1374699751.html

In this month’s book, our fierce female lead, Jade, thrives in the high-intensity academic world of her new private school. But, throughout the novel, Jade struggles to find her voice as she grapples with a society that seems to view her as a problem to fix. “Piecing Me Together” elegantly explores the complicated ideas of race, privilege, gender, class, and community. While reading, consider the complexity of your own identity. Please read the book in its entirety before the book club and come prepared with your questions, ideas, and opinions.

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.

Three Cheers for Art Club

Are you a Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, or Junior who is interested in creating beautiful and fun works of art? GSCO is offering a Zoom-based art club just for you! With the help of two GSCO trained staff, you will dive into the following art topics (and many more) with other Girl Scouts from around the state in a welcoming, troop-like setting:

  • Color-Mixing
  • 3D Art and texture
  • Paper crafts/Beginner’s origami
  • Painting techniques
  • How-To Draw sessions
  • Season-Specific Crafts/Holiday crafts
  • Art and Décor
  • The “Art” of making gifts for others 😉

This club offers a simple supply list for each project that focuses on easy-to-find supplies as well as multiple options for each supply in order to help you create beautiful art with confidence and ease!

Didn’t get a chance to finish your project? All lessons will be paired with a “how-to” PowerPoint (with pictures) for you to review at your own pace.

Art can sometimes feel intimidating… Let us help you discover your talents and skills in a safe space and find the artist within!

If you are interested, feel free to join us bi-weekly, two Tuesdays a month at 2 p.m. The next Daisy, Brownie, Junior Art Club is July 14, 2020.

Register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/summer_art_club_d_b_j_virtual_6_16_2020

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.

Cadette Book Club: Things That Travel in Time

Calling all Cadettes! Join Girl Scouts of Colorado on July 9, 2020 at 4 p.m. for Cadette Book Club as we discuss “When You Reach Me” by Rebecca Stead.

Register here: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/cadette_book_club_vi.html

In this month’s book, our 12-year-old heroine Miranda navigates the trials of growing up, family pressure, changing friendships, and… time travel? Get ready to depart on a journey to New York City in the 1970s, but remember, “the trip is a difficult one,” and you can’t bring much with you. Please read the book in its entirety before the book club and come prepared with your questions, ideas, and opinions.

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: Animal Welfare Organization Executive Director

 

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to meet the executive director of a Colorado animal welfare organization! Join Sarah Swanty on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 3 p.m. as she discusses what working in the animal welfare industry is like, and how things are changing these days to better help both pets and people. After the chat, you will get the opportunity to watch a shelter animal receive its intake exam, and learn about the different components of the exam.

Register now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/meet_an_expert_anima.html
Registration closes July 21.

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. Capacity is limited; each individual participant should be registered so we can track capacity. Please do not share the information on how to join with others who have not registered.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org or have 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.

Explore More Club: Registration for July 2020 is Now Open

Registration is open for the July Explore More Club! Please visit the GSCO Events Calendar and register for either the July 8 or July 9, 2020 welcome meeting! If you would still like to participate, but those dates conflict with your schedule, go ahead and pick a day for the welcome meeting and you will be able to watch a recording.

Please see the FAQs below for more information:

Can my girl register for this program? This program is for adult volunteers only. However, your girl can participate in a similar program for girls, our monthly Badge Series! If this is something your girl is interested in check out the informational blog post here!

If I’m not a troop leader, but still a volunteer, can I still do this? Absolutely! This program is for all Girl Scout of Colorado volunteers who want to learn Girl Scout badge curriculum in a hands-on way and have fun while doing it!

What does this experience look like? One thing our volunteers have often asked for is to have a way to learn the curriculum before having to teach it. This is that solution! Once you register for an Explore More Club monthly topic, you will be assigned a learning path on gsLearn, our online learning platform, and gain access to a private Facebook group to be able to discuss and share with volunteer peers! In the learning path on gsLearn, you will find a webinar to kick off the month to explain the topic and the activity you are to complete. You will then find a check list of action items to complete in the next couple weeks. We will close out the monthly topic with a reflection meeting and give you a sneak peek into what the next month’s topic is.

What are the monthly topics? Monthly topics are listed below:

  • July 20: Space and the Universe
  • August 20: Ecology and the Outdoors
  • September 20: Self-Care
  • October 20: Take Action
  • November 20: Hobbies
  • January 21: Business Ethics
  • February 21: Cookie Support
  • March 21: Women in STEM
  • April 21: Events
  • May 21: Humanitarianism

If I register for one month, do I have to participate in all the months? No, you do not. The Explore More Club is designed so you can participate in as many or as few monthly topics as you want. It does grant you access to the Facebook page for all months

Questions? Contact Kendy Doolen at Kendy.Doolen@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.

Get Started Volunteering from Home with Girl Scouts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether you are a college-student, retiree, or anyone looking to give back to your community, Girl Scouts of Colorado has an exciting, new volunteer opportunity for you — from the comfort of your home!

Start your volunteer experience from home as a volunteer helping girls in our virtual troop program! Virtual troops meet six times  online and each meeting lasts 30 minutes to an hour. The meetings can be one to two times per week for three to six weeks. Volunteers would work alongside a Girl Scout staff person to lead girls through fun and creative activities during 30 minutes to an hour-long meeting, one to two times a week. The goal of the virtual troop program is to help transition participating family members into a troop leadership role.

If you think this sounds like a fun opportunity to give back to girls in your community, join us for an upcoming new volunteer chat!  This chat is geared toward new and interested volunteers to Girl Scouts of Colorado, living in the Denver metro area, as a way to learn more about our volunteering from home opportunity. During this online event, you will learn what our volunteering from home program looks like, what it means to be a part of a virtual troop and to be a virtual volunteer, and all the fun and exciting opportunities you can bring girls in your community through our virtual troop program!

At Girl Scouts of Colorado, we believe in giving girls the tools to empower themselves to take action, advocate for themselves and their communities, and to create the future they want to see.

By volunteering to be a positive adult role model in girls’ lives, you can make a lasting impact. Join today!

*This is an online event. You will receive a Zoom link upon registration. Please email Ellie Busch (ellie.busch@gscolorado.org) or Emily Corson (emily.corson@gscolorado.org) for questions. 

Be the Queen of Your Story

Join Girl Scouts of Colorado on June 25, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. for Daisy Storytime as we celebrate women breaking barriers in the workplace. We will start off our adventure with “Bessie, Queen of the Sky” written by Andrea Doshi and Jimena Durán from Queen Girls Publications. This incredible story is based on the life of the first-ever Black woman to be a pilot, Bessie Coleman. Everyone told Bessie that she could never be a pilot, but she did not let the limitations of others keep her from following her dreams. Come be inspired by other girls who are the queens of their stories. Even dress like a queen if you wish!

Register here: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/summer_storytime_eng.html

Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to pair up with Queen Girls Publications this summer. Their books celebrate the remarkable stories of real women told as fairy tales. They are offering Girl Scouts 40% off their books with promo code: girlscouts2020.

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.