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Save the Date: Cocktails & Cookie Creations

Join fellow Girl Scouts, supporters, and community leaders for Cocktails & Cookie Creations! These adult tasting events feature savory appetizers made with Girl Scout Cookies, wine, specialty cocktails, a silent auction, and more. Cocktails & Cookie Creations in Grand Junction is Friday, April 17, 2015.  The event in Steamboat Springs is planned for Thursday, May 28, 2015. Tickets for both nights are on sale now and sponsorships are still available.

Here’s a taste of what you can expect at Cocktails & Cookie Creations in Grand Junction:

The Local: Samoa encased in chorizo-made into a slider with chipotle aioli

Spoons: Pico de gallo corn fritter with Tagalong mole braised beef

Citrolas: Rah-Rah Raisin salmon risotto with cookie crumble balsamic reduction

Bin 707 Foodbar: Do-si-do crusted pork belly sliced on barley risotto with rhubarb gastrique

Community Hospital: Panko shortbread Ahi tuna on a honey coconut rice cake with wasabi siracha aioli

No Coast Sushi: Braised beef with Thin Mint curry, Thin Mint tabbouleh and Thin Mint Naan bread

Here are the recipes from Cocktails & Cookie Creations in Steamboat Springs last year:

Asian Braised Pork Belly with Dos-i-dos

Mole Pork Tenderloin with Tagalongs

Samoa Badge of Courage

Good news! Greg Smith and Kate Rench are returning this year and we can’t wait to taste the new dishes they’ve created.

For more information on Cocktails & Cookie Creations in Steamboat Springs, email Carol Griffin.

For more information on the event in Grand Junction, email Cindi Graves.

 

 

 

Jeffco World Thinking Day Celebration rescheduled

With meteorologist predictions of the worst blizzard in three years on Sunday, February 22, 2015, Girl Scouts of Colorado has decided to reschedule the Jeffco World Thinking Day Celebration. We have troops and entertainers coming from all over the metro area, and CDOT has requested people to stay off the roads on Sunday. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but excited to reschedule for Sunday, April 12. We want to have full attendance for what is sure to be an amazing cultural experience for the girls and families.

To still bring a little taste of the world to your family on Sunday, consider:

  • Making friendship bracelets
  • Cooking an ethnic meal together
  • Watching Tipping the Balance and identify fair trade products in your house
  • Reading the newspaper, AP newsfeed or world news blog and discuss global issues as a family

You will receive more updates on our April 12 celebration soon. Please stay warm and safe this weekend!

March 6 luncheon to honor women leading change in the world

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Submitted by Megan Sehr
Denver

Want to celebrate International Women’s Day this year? Join WorldDenver on March 6 for their annual International Women’s Day luncheon and help them honor two women trailblazers leading change in the world: Lieutenant General Michelle D. Johnson, U.S. AFA, who represents the fearless leaders needed to challenge women’s agenda in the military; and Terry Odendahl, GlobalGreengrants Fund, who supports international change for marginalized women through fighting climate change and environmental injustice. Learn more about the event at: http://www.worlddenver.org/event-1766325

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Outdoor Skills Camps coming soon – Register Now!

Outdoor Skills Day Camps

Back by popular demand!

An annual favorite event for Girl Scouts is coming back – Outdoor Skills Day camps are being hosted in Longmont, Thornton and Boulder.

Who: 1st Graders and up
When: 9:45am—3:45pm  after Scouts Own (exact times will be sent)
On Sale Price/Girl: $16 includes hot Sat. lunch and Outdoor Skills patch
Adults: free up to required ratios—(1 adult: 4 Brownies or 1 adult: 6 Juniors or 1 adult: 10 Cadettes)
Additional adults: $5/day
Event Maximum: Up to 100 girls (register early). Bring a friend.

Sample of Outdoor Skills to Learn and Improve

  • Knife Craft and Safety
  • Knot Tying
  • Compass Use
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Fire Building and Campsite Set-up / Tent Pitching
  • Emergency First Aid and Preparation

Each girl will earn ‘Outdoor Skills’ patch.

Brownies/Juniors/Cadettes may do activities that are part of other awards.
Each girl should bring a washed/peeled veggie for the lunch Stone Soup. Come with your troop or on your own.
Please register NOW: https://sites.google.com/site/gsoutdoorskillsdayscolorado/

Questions to:  girlscouttroop70007@gmail.com

Girl Scout Senior/Ambassador Troop 70007 is running this event to help Girl Scouts learn Outdoor Skills and as a fundraiser for their big summer trip to California.

Date Registration and Payment Deadline Location
Sat Feb 28 Feb 24 United Methodist Church, 350 11th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501
Sat Mar 7 Mar 3 Good Shepherd UMC, 3690 East 128th Avenue, Thornton, Colorado 80241
Sat Mar 14 Mar 10 Mountain View United Methodist Church, 355 Ponca Place, Boulder, Co 80303

 

Download Outdoor Skills Day Camps Flyer 2015 final.pdf

Save the date! Highest Awards Celebrations planned across the state

 

We are so excited to gather all across the state to recognize and celebrate girls who have earned the Highest Awards in Girl Scouting. Check for an event near you, mark your calendars and help us commend these girls of courage, confidence and character! Please RSVP for the event you intend to join using the links provided.

Pikes Peak Highest Awards Celebration

May 15 6:30pm Penrose House Garden Pavilion 1661 Mesa Avenue Colorado Springs

RSVP here

Western Slope Highest Awards Celebration

May 1 Roper Ballroom 6:30pm 136 N. 5th Street, Grand Junction

RSVP here

Boulder Area Highest Awards and Bridging Ceremony

April 26 2pm Mountain View Methodist Church 355 Ponca Place Boulder

RSVP here

Denver Metro Highest Awards Celebration

April 28 7pm Faith Bible Chapel Atruim 12189 W 64th Ave, Arvada

RSVP here

Northern Colorado Highest Awards Celebration

April 24 5:30pm The Ranch- McKee Building 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland

RSVP here

Three things you can do on World Thinking Day

By Girl Scouts of the USA

When you’re a Girl Scout, you’re part of something much bigger than just your troop or group. Your “network” stretches across your state, throughout the nation, and to more than 150 countries in the world where Girl Scouts or Girl Guides are found. Together, you’re a powerful force!

Every February 22 on World Thinking Day, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world unite in purpose to focus on one issue, or theme, to make the world a better place. This year, the World Thinking Day theme is “Create Peace Through Partnerships.”

Here a few things you can do to make this World Thinking Day special:

Share your #guidinglight

Candles have always been a powerful symbol of friendship for Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world. This year, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides will light up social media with the glow of thousands of candles on World Thinking Day. So how do you participate? Here’s the short version: Light a candle. Take a selfie. Upload it to social media using the hashtag #guidinglight. Include a message that inspires others to do the same. And don’t forget to tag @GSColo, @girlscouts, @WAGGGS_world—and any other friends you might want to join you! Check out more details.

Show that peace is in your hands!

We all have the power to make changes for the betterment of our world. Learn about the international symbols for peace. Trace your hands and draw one of the symbols between them. If you want to start a conversation with members of your community, see if you can display your artwork at a community center, a local business, or house of worship. Invite community members to an “art opening” and talk about this year’s World Thinking Day theme.

Earn your World Thinking Day award!

Explore this year’s theme, “Create Peace Through Partnerships”! There are lots of ways to participate. Reading books, watching movies, constructing a “peace pole,” inviting a returned Peace Corps volunteer to talk to you about her/his experiences… Girl Scouts of all ages can participate in World Thinking Day. Check out our list of activities by grade level.

Questions about World Thinking Day? Learn more.

Girl Scouts of Colorado expands social network

Girl Scouts of Colorado has expanded our social network! While in the past, we have focused primarily on Facebook and Twitter, we are happy to announce an increased presence on both LinkedIn and Instagram. Both of these outlets will give members and those interested in joining our organization new ways to engage with us and stay up to date on Girl Scout news, activities, and support opportunities.

Instagram

Instagram allows users to capture and share moments with both pictures and video. Recent research indicates Instagram has as many as 200 million monthly active users. More than 75 million use it daily, making Instagram one of the fastest growing social networking services. Under the username GSColo, we will share photos and videos of Girl Scouts participating in Take Action projects, community events, enjoying camp, selling cookies, and much more. Wherever Girl Scouts and volunteers are, GSColo will be. Instagram will also allow us to simultaneously post pictures and videos to Twitter and Facebook, so those who continue to follow us on those sites won’t have to miss any of the action.

 Instagram

By its own definition LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking service, mainly used by professionals. With more than 313 million members in over 200 countries and territories, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network on the Internet. For these reasons, the Girl Scouts of Colorado LinkedIn page will focus on making connections with volunteers, donors, and corporate sponsors by showcasing how our organization gives young girls the confidence to become tomorrow’s leaders. We will also use this social network to spread the word about the latest research regarding the health and well-being of girls in Colorado and across the country.

We encourage current members to connect and engage with us on both LinkedIn and Instagram. This will help spread the word about our organization, how we impact the lives of girls and adult volunteers, and all the fun we have.

For more information on how you can become part of our social network, contact AnneMarie Harper, Public Relations Director for the Girl Scouts of Colorado, at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org

Learn healthy living habits and earn a badge

Submitted by Junior Troop 1748

Healthy living is a passion for Junior Troop 1748, so to earn their Bronze Award, they’ve organized an event to teach kids ages 6 to 14 the importance of having a healthy body and mind.

Healthy Body + Healthy Mind = Fantastic Me! is Sunday, October 12th from 11:30am to 3:30pm.

  • Where: The Ranch Events Complex, Thomas M. McKee 4-H, Youth & Community Building/ Exhibition Hall, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, CO 80538
  • Cost: $14 per person (includes admission, badge/fun patch, food samples, take-home information and goodie items)
  • Badges: Girls Scouts that attend will earn their ‘Be My Best Self’ badge (Brownies), ‘Staying Fit’ badge (Juniors), or ‘Eating for Beauty’ badge (Cadettes). Badges are included in admission. Other levels of Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts that attend will receive a fun patch.
  • Registrationbit.ly/1nzxRco
  • Questions: Email gstroop1748@gmail.com

Each girl in Troop 1748 will focus on a different topic they found a personal connection with. Topics include physical fitness, nutrition, identifying stressors, how to deal with stress, and how to carry what they learn into their daily routine

In preparation for this event, the troop identified several issues within the community and agreed childhood obesity is a major problem for kids today. The difference in being active verses non-active can greatly affect a child’s future health. In addition to the possibility of being obese, there are many other potential problems they may face, such as: 

  • Physical Health: Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma
  • Social Health: Teasing and bullying, negative stereotyping, discrimination, stigma
  • Emotional Health: poor body image, depression, low self-esteem

Healthy, physically active students are more likely to be academically motivated, alert, and successful. Physical competence also builds self-esteem at every age.

The girls also put together a video about their Bronze Award project and as a keepsake of the fun they shared in completing this project. Here is a link: bit.ly/1nzz8QE In the video, the girls talk about the importance of physical fitness while showcasing some of their talents, the importance of nutrition, and why you should come.  

We only get one body, so we need to take care of it! 

 

 

 

State’s Top Sellers Celebrate at CEO’s House

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The state’s top cookie sellers arrived in style to dinner at the home of Girl Scouts of Colorado’s President and CEO Stephanie Foote on Saturday, July 12. The guests of honor arrived at Stephanie’s house by limo and spent the evening celebrating and sharing their success.

“My friends didn’t believe that I was going to a Girl Scout dinner in a limo,” said Caitlin Lorch, 18, of Dillon. So she Instagramed the proof. The girls enjoyed a taco bar and fancy bundt cakes for dessert.

These special girls came from as far away as Durango and Silt to attend this private dinner party. Congrats, girls! Each girl shared their secret to their cookie selling success, and you can hear their tips here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_G9n00uaXA&feature=youtu.be. GSCO Board Chair Connie Campbell attended the dinner as well and remarked their their advice would help them to succeed in all areas of their life, now and in the future. Incoming Board Chair Michelle Rose-Hughes and Board Member Jennifer Colosimo attended as well.

Top 14 of 14
Paige Phelps, Thornton — 5157 packages
Madison Walker, Arvada — 3663 packages
Caitlin Lorch, Dillon –3520 packages
Jacquelyne Orozco-Egan, Aurora — 3502 packages
Joanna Steger, Lochbuie — 2793 packages
Ciara Leal, Lakewood — 2712 packages
Olivia Gomez-Cruz, Durango — 2590 packages
Erica Dorgan, Arvada — 2586 packages
Brittany Blish, Arvada — 2572 packages
Charlotte Blish, Arvada — 2571 packages
Rhaya Carmichael, Silt — 2501 packages
Lorinda Bargas, Englewood — 2444 packages
Emma Harris, Castle Rock — 2229 packages
Alycia Vigil, Lakewood — 2165 packages

See all of the photos from the special evening https://www.flickr.com/photos/gscolorado/sets/72157645676942314/

Guess who’s coming to the CEO’s house for dinner? The Top 14 of 2014!

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Girl Scouts of Colorado’s President and CEO Stephanie Foote has invited the state’s top 14 cookie sellers to dinner at her house this Saturday, July 12. The guests of honor will arrive at Stephanie’s house by limo and spend the evening celebrating and sharing their success. These special girls are coming from as far away as Durango and Silt to attend this private dinner party. Congrats, girls!

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Top 14 of 14
Paige Phelps, Thornton — 5157 packages
Madison Walker, Arvada — 3663 packages
Caitlin Lorch, Dillon –3520 packages
Jacquelyne Orozco-Egan, Aurora — 3502 packages
Joanna Steger, Lochbuie — 2793 packages
Ciara Leal, Lakewood — 2712 packages
Olivia Gomez-Cruz, Durango — 2590 packages
Erica Dorgan, Arvada — 2586 packages
Brittany Blish, Arvada — 2572 packages
Charlotte Blish, Arvada — 2571 packages
Rhaya Carmichael, Silt — 2501 packages
Lorinda Bargas, Englewood — 2444 packages
Emma Harris, Castle Rock — 2229 packages
Alycia Vigil, Lakewood — 2165 packages