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Service learning opportunity at The GrowHaus

When: Friday, February 1, 2019

10 a.m. – Noon

Please note: Denver Public Schools are closed Friday, February 1, 2019.

Where: The GrowHaus

4751 York St.

Denver, CO 80216

Registration End Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Program Levels: Junior, Adult/Volunteers

Cost: $8 per girl, and adult chaperones are free

The GrowHaus is a nonprofit indoor farm, marketplace, and educational center in Denver’s Elyria-Swansea neighborhood. Their vision is a world where all communities have the means to nourish themselves, and their mission is to create a community-driven, neighborhood-based food system by serving as a hub for food distribution, production, education, and economic opportunity.

Girl Scout Juniors are invited to attend an experiential education workshop at The GrowHaus that includes hands on activities to engage girls in topics surrounding soil and worms, healthy eating, and community! Service work in the educational greenhouse space is included and partial requirements toward the “Junior Gardener” badge will be met.

Adults and troop leaders are invited to attend with girls and must sign up to attend. This is not a drop-off event, all girls must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader. Adult to girl safety ratios for events must be met (http://gscoblog.org/volunteer-essentials/safety-wise/). Girls attending with a troop leader must bring completed parent permission forms for a Girl Scout activity (https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/dam/girlscoutsofcolorado/documents/Parent%20Permission%20for%20Girl%20Scout%20Activity.pdf) that troop leaders should retain for their records.

Everyone attending must bring a completed and signed liability waiver on the day of the workshop. The waivers are available in both English (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sIpaoGlhP2B2aV4Skf2AVeNTAy3dqhlz/view?usp=sharing) and Spanish (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s7mMROeTw9b19KtuqN_c9qTZz8Huvhgo/view?usp=sharing). Birth date and student ID number do not need to be completed.

Please note: Denver Public Schools are closed Friday, February 1, 2019.

Girl Scout Day with DU Women’s Basketball

Girl Scout Day with DU Women’s Basketball is Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Magness Arena at the University of Denver (2250 E .Jewell Ave, Denver, CO 80208). All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited. Cheer on the Pioneers as they take on Oral Roberts University.

Tickets are $5/person. Buy tickets online at https://ev9.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/EVExecMacro?&&&DB_OEM_ID=18600&linkID=denver&evm=prmo&RSRC=&RDAT=&caller=PR and use promo code GIRLSCOUTS.

Questions? Call Max Miller at (303) 871 – 6048/

Registration closes Thursday, January 17.

This is not a drop off event. All Girl Scouts must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader.

Family sock hop dance

Submitted by Jordan Cadena

Metro Denver

Thornton

The Woods Service Unit and Troop 66742 invite you to “The Wood’s Family Sock Hop Dance!”

(This is an all age, all gender inclusive event)

Grab your poodle skirt or leather and let’s rock around the clock!

When:

Saturday, January 19, 2019

6 – 9 p.m.

Where:

Adams County Fairgrounds Waymire Dome

9755 Henderson Rd., Brighton, CO 80601

Advanced Purchased Tickets:

$18/couple (includes one fun patch)

$9/ individual ticket (includes one fun patch)

$2 for one additional patch

Admission increased at the door to $20/couple and $10/individual

Purchase in advance:

https://squareup.com/store/TheWoods646

It is encouraged that you bring cash for concessions.

Questions? Call or text Jordan at (720) 384 – 8420.

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Best practices for a successful World Thinking Day event

 

Take the lead on February 22 to celebrate 2019 World Thinking Day with Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 150 countries! (That’s one big celebration!) Girls also celebrate World Thinking Day throughout the spring.

World Thinking Day originated in 1926. That’s when delegates from around the globe met at Camp Edith Macy—now called Edith Macy Conference Center—in New York state and agreed February 22 would henceforth be known as a special day for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts worldwide.

Every year since, World Thinking Day has called for Girl Scouts and Girl Guides to join and take part in activities that promote changing the world for the better.

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Global Action Committee put together this list of World Thinking Day Best Practices to help your celebration be the best it can be!

  • Use outside resources – for example:
    • Country websites
    • Community resources such as city festivals – Cinco de Mayo, Chinese New Year celebrations, etc.
    • Colleges/university international students and events
    • High school exchange students
    • makingfriends.com
  • Choose a patch (GSUSA Thinking Day Patch, WAGGGS Thinking Day, or own design)
  • Who to invite
    • Staff, Board Members, Membership Connection Committee (MCC)
    • Former Board members, MCC members, and former area staff
    • Community members (mayor, council members) and partners
    • Alumni
    • Global Action Committee 

The Nutcracker performance in Westminster

Submitted by Diane Christensen

Metro Denver

Westminster

Experience the magical tradition of The Nutcracker performed by Littleton Youth Ballet and Littleton Ballet Academy. This Christmas, treat yourself to a magical evening with Clara and the Nutcracker as Littleton Youth Ballet and Littleton Ballet Academy cast a spell over you and your entire family with its captivating production of The Nutcracker. Featuring a cast of more than 150 children, pre-professional dancers, and professional guest artists, this delightful ballet will transport you to a simpler time and an enchanting place, where snowflakes dance, nutcrackers turn into princes, and wishes really do come true!
 LYB’s production is a fully professional production with gorgeous sets and backdrops, beautiful costumes, and will captivate the hearts of all ages as they travel with young Clara in her fanciful dream to the Land of Sweets.

Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 15 at 2 and 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 16 at Noon and 4 p.m.

Joanna Ramsey Theatre

6933 Raleigh St Westminster, CO 80030

For Tickets:

(303) 794 – 6694

www.littletonyouthballet.org

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“Go for Bold” cookie rally

Submitted by Jordan Cadena

Metro Denver

Thornton

Troops 66742 and 65791, along with the Woods Service Unit 646, proudly present the “Go For Bold” cookie rally! Walk on the wild side for the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program!

Girls will inspire their inner goal-getter, go for bold in their marketing, race for money management, root for their favorite cookie, master safety tips, perfect their cookie pitches, and more!

Date: 

Friday, January 25, 2019

6 – 8 p.m.

Where:

Northglenn Christian Church

1800 E. 105th Pl., Northglenn 80233

Registration fee: $5 per Girl Scout  (includes activities and patch)

Dinner will be from 5:30 until 6 p.m. Pizza must be purchased in advanced via the link below for $1/slice

Payment due via https://squareup.com/store/TheWoods646 (Payment is your RSVP). Registration closes January 23.

Limited to 200 attendees

Questions?  Contact Jordan at (720) 384 – 8420.

40963104_cookie_rally_2019_flyer

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Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical Day Event for Girl Scouts

Sunday, December 16, 2018

11 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Cost: $30

Girl Scout levels: Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes

Day camps at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College offer kids ages 6-13 a fun, educational adventure complete with a tour of the theatre, hands-on experiences with the set, a personal meet-and-greet with the cast members that includes learning a dance number from the show, and more! Girl Scout Brownies will complete the first three requirements for the “Dancer” badge.

30 child maximum for the camp.

Register for the “camp”/event for Girl Scouts: https://coloradospringsfineartscenter.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F4A00001gJrBSUA0

Registration Deadline for event: December 11

All Girl Scouts and their families are also invited to purchase tickets to any of the Matilda performances with a 25% discount (December 6 – January 6, 2019). We recommend getting tickets to the performance right after the camp! Discounted tickets (25%) off for Girl Scouts and their families. To redeem discount, call, visit the front desk, or buy online using promo code GS18. Discount does not apply to standard $20 tickets.

Buy tickets for all performances online: https://www.csfineartscenter.org/theatre-events/matilda-the-musical/ 

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

 

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical

Location: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

Cost: Tickets starting a $20

Performances: December 6, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Recommended for ages 6+ (children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the mainstage theatre)

The Tony Award-winning Matilda The Musical, inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, revels in the anarchy of childhood, power of imagination, and inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. Full of catchy songs, exciting dance numbers, and psychokinetic powers, Matilda will captivate audiences with the story of a courageous little girl with an extraordinary personality.

Discounted tickets (25% off) are available for Girl Scouts and their families. To redeem discount, call, visit the front desk, or buy online using promo code GS18. Discount does not apply to standard, $20 tickets.

Questions? Contact the theater at (719) 634 – 5583.

Learn more: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2018/roald_dahl_s_matilda.html

Cookie University is coming

Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to announce additional training for troop cookie managers for the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program. If you’re planning to serve as a TCM this year, THANK YOU! We understand the time, commitment, and heart this volunteer role requires and we truly appreciate it. We will host a variety of Cookie University training sessions throughout the state.

Cookie University is an excellent opportunity for you to spend time with other troop cookie managers, get your required basic cookie training, and most importantly, ensure your troop’s initial order is well thought-out and meets the needs of your girl and troop. You can also participate in some exciting enrichment sessions, including Inventory Management, Digital Cookie, eBudde, and Program Etiquette.

You can register for Cookie University by going to the Events page (https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events/event-list.html?q=Cookie+University+) on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website. If you can’t attend the training session in your area, feel free to attend one in another area.

2019 Cookie University Flyer

W.A.G.G.G.S.: Who we are

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts is the largest voluntary Movement dedicated to girls and young women in the world. Our diverse Movement represents ten million girls and young women from 150 countries.

For more than 100 years Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting has transformed the lives of girls and young women worldwide, supporting, and empowering them to achieve their fullest potential and become responsible citizens of the world.

Our strengths lie in innovative non-formal education programs, leadership development, advocacy work, and community action, empowering girls and young women to develop the skills and confidence needed to make positive changes in their lives, in their communities, and countries.

We deliver these programs in five W.A.G.G.G.S. Regions: AfricaArabAsia PacificEurope, and Western Hemisphere. We also hold advocacy and leadership events at our five World Centers: Our Chalet in Switzerland, Sangam in India, Pax Lodge in the UK, Our Cabaña in Mexico, and Kusafiri, our World Centre traveling around Africa. Through our global programs, girls from all over the world come together to learn new skills, share their international experiences, and form lifelong friendships.

Our Vision is for: All girls are valued and take action to change the world.

Our Mission is: To enable girls and young women to develop their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world.

WAGGGS Countries 2016 – 10-18