Category Archives: Events

Brownie “Quest” Journey in a day

Submitted by Tiffany Baker

Metro Denver

Lone Tree – Highlands Ranch – Parker

Calling all Girl Scout Brownies! Cadette Troop 59 from Lone Tree – Highlands Ranch – Parker invites you to join them for the Brownie “Quest” Journey in a day event on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Parker Library.

Brownies will discover their inner values and how this impacts their behavior, families, and community. All steps of the Journey, including a Take Action Project, will be covered during the event. Take Action projects will benefit the Denver homeless community and seniors at a local assisted living home.  Registration information is on the Girl Scouts of Colorado Events Calendar.

Troop 59 has received positive feedback for coordinating a recent Journey in a Day event:

“(Cadettes) very polite and inclusive of all the young girls.”

“The girls (Cadettes) did a great job leading, entertaining, and teaching the little girls. I’m very impressed! I like that each older girl had a specific job and executed it very well.”

“The troop ran an excellent event! I was impressed by the confidence and leadership of the Cadettes. Stations were very organized, and entertaining for the girls. Participation was great and the Cadettes did a great job of making all the girls feel included, and showing them that there was a way for all types of girls to be involved and have fun! Great job Troop 59! Thanks for having us!”

“The Cadettes did a FANTASTIC job! The event was well-organized and the communication received was excellent.”

“Location was great! Check-in easy. Organizers very affective.”

New! Our Cadettes are also following additional feedback and including the Brownie ‘Quest’ Journey patch set, within the registration price for chaperone pick-up at the Journey in a Day Event for volunteers’ convenience.

Troop 59 Cadettes are looking forward to seeing your Brownie Smiles in December!

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Troop needed for flag ceremony

Girl Scouts of the USA’s CEO conference is coming to Denver in November 2018 and Girl Scouts of Colorado needs a troop to perform a flag ceremony! At least four Girl Scouts are needed, and we can easily accommodate a larger group. The troop should be experienced in performing a flag ceremony and comfortable leading the Girl Scout Promise and Law and Pledge of Allegiance in front of a large audience. The flag ceremony will be on Thursday, November 15 between 8 and 8:30 a.m. We understand this is a school day and that may be a problem for some girls and their families. However, this is a wonderful opportunity for girls to strut their stuff in front of every Girl Scout council CEO and board president from across the country.

Interested? Email community partnerships manager Aimee Artzer at aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

Girl Scout Spirit Day with UNC Football

All Girl Scout levels, family, and friends are invited to Girl Scout Spirit Day with UNC Football on Saturday, October 20, 2018! Cheer on the Bears as they take on the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks.

Price: $7/ticket (plus fees)

Register at uncbears.com/tickets and use promo code GIRLSCOUTS

Girl Scouts are invited to interact with the Sugar Bears dance team, cheer squad, and Pride of the Rockies marching band! Girl Scout pre-game activities include:

  • Warm-ups and stunting with UNC cheerleaders
  • Tailgate parade with Pride of the Rockies marching band and UNC’s Sugar Bears dance team
  • National Anthem on the field
  • Fan tunnel when the Bears football team takes the field
  • Cheer and dance with the Sugar Bears dance team on the sideline of the game through the first quarter

A Colorado Girl Scout troop leader and season ticket holder has also graciously offered her tailgate spot for families to stop by.

Registration closes October 18.

Questions? Email nicole.brush@unco.edu

Colorado Radon poster contest now open

Submitted by Kelly MacGregor

Metro Denver

Denver

The state of Colorado is sponsoring a radon poster contest to raise awareness for radon testing and to inform people of the danger of radon in their homes. We hope to encourage Girl Scout troops across the state to make poster creation a troop activity!

The contest is open to children between the ages of 9 and 14. There are great prizes, like a $300 first place prize for the winning student and $100 gift cards for teachers/troop leaders of the top three entries. Submissions must be received by Nov. 30, 2018.

For more details visit: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/2019-colorado-radon-poster-contest

Here is a flyer with more information and last year’s winning poster: 40962780_2019co_radon_poster_contest_flyer

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Girl Scouts honors 2018 Western Slope Women of Distinction

 WHAT: Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Women of Distinction Breakfast honors three local female community leaders. Honorees are selected by a committee of their peers and chosen based on their contributions to the community, both professionally and personally. They are shining examples of corporate, civic and philanthropic leadership and serve as role models for our female leaders of tomorrow. Since 2013, including this year’s honorees, Girl Scouts of Colorado has recognized 18 women on the Western Slope as Women of Distinction.

Girl Scouts of Colorado is proud to honor the 2018 inductees into the esteemed Women of Distinction program on the Western Slope.

  • Sister Barbara Aldrich SCL, VP of Mission Integration, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center
  • Jeni Brown, Chief Financial Officer, J.G. Management Systems, Inc.
  • LeAnn Zetmeir, Philanthropist and Community Leader

This year’s event is presented by Event Chair Stacey Mascarenas, Woman of Distinction 2017, Class Liaison Susan Alvillar, Woman of Distinction 2015, and Selection Chair Sue Conry, Woman of Distinction 2017.

Girl Scouts of Colorado will honor these inductees at the 2018 Women of Distinction Breakfast. Attendees will learn about the impact that Girl Scouting is making on the girls of the Western Slope and within its communities. Featured Speakers include Gold Award Girl Scout Molly McPherson and Silver Award Girl Scout Anela Cronk.

WHEN: Thursday, November 8, 2018 – 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tickets for the event are $25.

WHERE: Two Rivers Convention Center, Grand Junction

ATTENDANCE: 300 Guests

For more information, including how you can help, contact Cindi Graves at 970-628-8003 or cindi.graves@gscolorado.org. Visit www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/wodgj to purchase tickets and sponsorships. For media, RSVP by November 1 to cindi.graves@gscolorado.org or 970-628-8003.

Thank you to our Gold Presenting Sponsor: USBank and Silver Presenting Sponsors: Chevron, FCI Constructors, St. Mary’s Hospital & Medical Center, Inc. And Media Presenter: Townsquare Media

Travel opportunities: GSUSA Convention in Florida and Panama

Submitted by Jody Clair

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Our troop is planning a trip to Florida in October of 2020 to include the Girl Scouts of the USA’s National Convention, along with other fun stuff, such as a visit with Mickey and Harry Potter! You must have completed fifth grade to attend.

A Panama trip is also being planned for those who will be in sixth – twelfth grade. As soon as I have a new date in 2020, I will let you know ASAP!This will include Panama City and learning about the locks and channel as well as working with the Floating Doctors!

At this time, these are Girl Scout trips and I will only be taking names for adults on a first come, first travel basis based on the need for ratios. They are not family trips.

To be added to my email list for either of these trips or if you would like to ask further questions, please email girlscoutjody@gmail.com the following:

  • Girl Scout name
  • Grade now
  • Adult contact email

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Girl Scout Day at CSU Environmental Learning Center

Calling all Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors to Girl Scout Day at the CSU Environmental Learning Center on Saturday, October 13, 2018!

Cost: $7/girl

Brownies: 9-11:30 a.m.

Juniors: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Brownies will: 

  • Go an adventure hike
  • Pick proper hiking gear
  • Learn about hiking nutrition
  • Pledge to leave no trace
  • Earn the “Hiking” badge, a “Wow! Wonders of Water” skill building badge

Juniors will:

  • Learn how to use a GPS
  • Make a trade item
  • Go on a geo-caching adventure
  • Learn about travel bugs
  • Earn the “Geo-caching” badge, an “It’s your Story – Tell It, Amuse” Journey skill building badge

For more information and to sign up visit www.csuelc.org.
Questions? elc@csuelc.org or 970-491-1661

* Cost does not include badge and badges will not be provided at event.

40963104_gs_at_csu_elc_flyer

Street Smarts Day

Submitted by Kristi Gemperline

Metro Denver

Littleton

The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Colorado Transportation YOU Committee presents Street Smarts Day for Girl Scouts. Join us for a multi-modal tour through downtown Denver. Learn how transportation affects our urban environment and links communities by visiting various stations in downtown Denver that highlight transportation elements, including ADA, bikes, transit, and bridges.

Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018

Time: 8:30 a.m., tour begins at 9 a.m.

Location: I-25 and Broadway Light Rail Station, 901 S Broadway, Denver, CO

Total Number of Participants (including parents/troop leaders): 65

Target Age Group: 4th, 5th, 6th grade Girl Scouts

Cost: $5 per Girl Scout

Additional Information: Lunch will be provided and Girl Scouts will earn patches. The entire tour is outdoors, please dress appropriately.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wtsgirl-scouts-street-smarts-day-tickets-49537994475  by October 6, 2018 at noon.

Please contact Kristi Gemperline at kristi.gemperline@gmail.com with questions.

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Boost your STEM journey at MakerFaire

Submitted by Kate Goodman

Metro Denver

Denver

This year’s Denver MakerFaire will be Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14, 2018 at the National Western Complex.
Often called the world’s greatest show (and tell), MakerFaire features hands-on interactive booths, including computer programming, constructing robots, miniature steam engines, interactive storytelling, and much, much more.

Want to fire your Girl Scouts’ imaginations for their STEM badges? This is the place!

Check out the Family four-pack discount or use coupon code SCOUTS to get a great deal on children’s tickets!

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2018/maker_faire.html

Innovating isn’t just for high-tech businesses. Every G.I.R.L. who comes to MakerFaire can try her hand at all kinds of innovative practices and see how everyday people are tinkering and making to make the world a better place!

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Volunteer opportunity: Vehicle Vault Fall Festival

Submitted by Jessica Hepperlen

Metro Denver

Parker

Vehicle Vault in Parker is throwing a Fall Festival “Autoberfest” Oct. 20, 2018 from 3 – 10 p.m. There will be food trucks, desserts, a concert with Buckstein, and fun fall activities. We would love to get the community involved and have some Girl Scouts come and volunteer. We really want to have a face painting station. We would love to have Girl Scouts work the face painting station and do some fun fall themed face painting. Please contact me at jessica@vehiclevaultco.com if you are interested.

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