Category Archives: Girl Scout News

Earn the 2018 World Thinking Day patch

Girl Scouts can earn the 2018 GSUSA World Thinking Day patch this year through World Thinking Day activities. GSUSA offers two tracks for the patch program – one for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors and one for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. This is an official GSUSA patch that can be worn on the front of a Girl Scout uniform. As troops and service units plan their activities for World Thinking Day, consider trying one or more activities to help girls earn the World Thinking Day patch.

World Thinking Day is celebrated on February 22 each year by Girl Scouts and Girl Guides in 150 countries. It’s a way to celebrate the global sisterhood of Girl Scouts as girls across the world work on the same activities.

This year’s theme is “Impact.” Girl Scouts will think about what it means to make a personal impact, bringing changes to an individual’s development as well as a wider impact, bringing changes to a wider group of people. If your troop would like to expand its knowledge about the international sisterhood of Girl Scouts, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts has an activity guide based on the 2018 theme “Impact,” which can be found at www.worldthinkingday.org.

You can get the World Thinking Day patch through the GSCO shop. You can purchase it in our store or call 1-855-472-7026. To learn more about GSUSA’s World Thinking Day patch program, go to https://goo.gl/zpHc7y.

Father daughter steampunk dance

 

Submitted by Jessica Jones

Metro Denver

Westminster

Girl Scouts and their father (or father figure) are invited to join Brownie/Junior Troop 60184 for a night of Victorian steampunk. Dress up in your fineries for dancing and fun on Jan. 20, 2018 at the Adams County Fairgrounds.

Advance tickets are $17 per couple and $8.50 per additional girl. These tickets are on sale until Jan. 17.

At the door tickets are $20 per couple and $10 per additional girl.

See the flyer above for more info.

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Cookie contest: Best cookie video

Selling Girl Scout Cookies online? Make sure you’re taking advantage of all the tools, which Digital Cookie gives you to be creative and customize your website, like creating and uploading a video. In addition to attracting more customers and increasing sales, your video could earn you $200 in Cookie Credits!

To enter this year’s “Best Cookie Video Contest,” just submit your video, along with a brief story, through the Share Your Stories form on the Girl Scouts of Colorado blog. Don’t forget to include your cookie goal. All entries must be received by February 12, 2018. Afterwards, they will be uploaded to the Girl Scouts of Colorado YouTube account. The video that receives the most “thumbs up” by February 27 at 9 a.m. wins! *** Note: You must send the original file for your video to be included. Links to videos hosted on YouTube sites other than GSCO will not be accepted.

First Prize: $200 in Cookie Credits

Second Prize: $100 in Cookie Credits

Third Prize: $50 in Cookie Credits

Girl Scouts 12-years-old and younger can have a parent help them make their video. Videos submitted by Girl Scouts 13-years-old and older must be girl-done. VIDEOS CANNOT CONTAIN ANY COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL.

Having trouble uploading your video? Email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

*** Note: This contest is for Girl Scouts of Colorado girl members only.

Camp like a G.I.R.L. for summer 2018: Registration for sessions at Sky High Ranch and Tomahawk Ranch begins Jan. 18

Camp like a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, and leader)! At Girl Scout Camp, girls will step out of their comfort zone, embrace the unfamiliar, and grow their confidence as they develop leadership skills. For summer 2018, your girl can rough-it survivor-style, summon the courage to zip down the zip line, sing and dance with new friends, or even paint a chicken’s toe nails!

Girl Scouts of Colorado offers a variety of sessions designed for girls entering first grade through seniors in high school at both Sky High Ranch near Colorado Springs or Tomahawk Ranch southwest of Denver. Overnight camp sessions are 3 days, 6 days, or 2 weeks. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Jan. 18 on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website at girlscoutsofcolorado.org. Sessions for summer 2018 include:

  • “Ranch Camp” at Tomahawk Ranch- Experience all that Tomahawk has to offer! Girls will try fire building, cook outdoors on a campfire, learn to navigate by the stars and a compass, and trail marking.
  • Oopy Goopy Science at Sky High Ranch – Girls will learn how to launch pop and tea bag rockets, explode watermelons, and make fizzy lemonade to drink.
  • “Survivor” at Tomahawk Ranch- Older girls will find out first-hand if they have what it takes to be a survivor. They’ll practice advanced camping, survival skills, fire-building, and outdoor cooking techniques, as well as learn the foods best for survival, knife safety, and knot tying.
  • Archer’s Quest at Sky High Ranch – Girls can become the next Sacagawea or Annie Oakley by learning marksmanship, as well as outdoor skills like orienteering, canoeing, zip lining, and shelter building.

The entire summer camp schedule is posted on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website (http://www.camp.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/). Register early. Some sessions fill in just a few hours!

Girl Scouts of Colorado also offers day camp, family camp, and troop camp adventures throughout the state.

Free nutrition presentations for all Girl Scouts

Submitted by Kim Moceri

Metro Denver

Centennial

Natural Grocers was built on five founding principles, the first being nutrition education. Because of our commitment to this each Natural Grocers location has a highly trained and educated Nutritional Health Coach. Our Nutritional Health Coaches help to empower local communities to take charge of their own health through healthy habits and nutrition. We are always looking for opportunities to teach others how gratifying and fun it can be to adopt a healthier lifestyle. With several classes to choose from, you are likely to find a class that looks exciting and even meets badge requirements! Some examples of classes include:

Kids Class- Nutrition 4 the Win: Discover how the food you eat feeds your muscles, heart, bones, and brain. Build a better plate with tasty treats and fun activities! Parents/caregivers—please stay and play. We can all win when it comes to nutrition!

Building Meals for Superhero Health Nutrition Education: Learn basic principles of meal planning to help remove the kryptonite from your diet and help you experience the POW!

Can Your Food Choices Save The Planet?: How can one person influence change in the face of such a problem? Farmers who raise animals on managed pasture provide a beacon of hope and a way in which your food choices can save the planet!

Call your local Natural Grocers to speak with a Nutritional Health Coach to schedule an event. We kindly ask for classes to have 12 or more participants.

Find your local Natural Grocers: https://www.naturalgrocers.com/store-locations/

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Test the new older girl STEM Journey

Girl Scouts of the USA and Raytheon have teamed up with Girl Scouts of Colorado to test the NEW Computer Science Journey for Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, and multi-level (6th -12th grade) troops. We are looking for troops to volunteer  to test the NEW Computer Science Journey for Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, and Multi-Level (6th-12th grade) troops.

Why participate? Your girls will…

  • Be the first to use new STEM materials with fun and engaging activities.
  • Develop communication skills through providing feedback on the new program(s).
  • Help your troop earn a $100 Amazon gift card to support troop-related program expenses.
  • Help develop new STEM program, and be part of history!!

Selected troops would complete the program activities and surveys about the program between February 2 and April 1, 2018. Interested in participating? Fill out a brief form at www.tinyurl.com/6-12CompSciPilot no later than January 19, 2018.

Questions? Email Katie Singleton at katie.singleton@gscolorado.org.

Computer Science Journey Pilot Troop Recruitment Flier

Celebrate National Girls and Women’s Sports Day with CU Women’s Basketball

Celebrate National Girls and Women’s Day in Sports with CU Women’s Basketball! Cheer on the Buffs as they take on the Oregon State Beavers on Sunday, January 28, 2018. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Meet the women of CU Athletics before the game at a special pre-game meet and greet. Game tip-off is at 2 p.m.

Tickets start at $8 for adults and youth 13 and older. You can get two free tickets for youth 12 and under with your ticket purchase online. To purchase ticket, to go www.cubuffs.com/promo and enter promo code GIRLSCOUTS18. This was a very popular event last year, so purchase your tickets early!

Questions? Please contact Cassy McCulley at 303-492-4467 or cassandra.mcculley@colorado.edu. Hope to see you there cheering on the Buffs!

A Week in Our Lives: Book/Movie premiere

Submitted by Aubree C.

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

You’re invited to a book and movie premiere for “A Week in Our Lives,” a Girl Scout Gold Award project by Aubree C.

When: Saturday, January 20, 2018 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Sign up for 1/2 hour time slots, space is limited for troops earning their Global Action Award

Where: 21C Library CreateSpace – 1175 Chapel Hills Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Stop by and see the project film and book, take part in fun activities such as making your very own soccer ball, and learn about your peers from around the world!

Free and open to the public

We are looking for donations of plastic bags upon entrance to the event, or for people to purchase items to benefit non-profit partner organizations including: Compassion International, Greater Europe Mission, New Hope Academy, Global Hope Network, and Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, on our Target Gift Registry at the following link: tgt.gifts/aweekinourlives

To sign your troop up for the event and/or for more information, contact: aweekinourlives@gmail.com

To learn more about my project, see: facebook.com/aweekinourlives.

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Girl Scout Cookie Program 2018 Display at Loveland Public Library

Submitted by Linda Robinson

Northern & Northeastern CO

Loveland

The GSCO History Committee has set up a display at the Loveland Public Library (300 N. Adams Ave, Loveland, CO 80537) featuring the 2018 cookie program. The display will be up for the entire month of January.

It is a colorful display of cookie packages, prizes, and information on the program. The committee highlighted this year’s program and The 5 Skills to help educate the public about all that goes into the Girl Scout Cookie Program. It is so much more than girls selling cookies and getting prizes. It is about girls learning goal setting, money management, people skills, decision making, and business ethics. Be sure to check out the bottom shelf for some history of the Girl Scout Cookie Program and see some vintage cookie cases.

If you’d like more information on the history of the cookie program or would like to see some of past year’s prizes and themes, please contact the GSCO History Committee at gscohistory@gmail.com.
Since this display will only be up during the month of January, it will be available for use in another community during the cookie program. Let the History Committee know if you have a place in your area for this display.

We have several programs available for troops to do while visiting the GSCO History Center in Loveland and several take out programs. The History Committee works on Tuesdays and is open by appointment on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month.

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Girl Scouts are invited to “Expedition Alaska” screening

Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited to a screening of “Expedition Alaska,” on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 in Grand Junction. Learn the story of a seven-day, non-stop endurance race that took place through the Alaskan wilderness and meet the film’s director. The documentary follows 20 teams of four in a 350-mile competition as they mountain bike through the sharp peaks of the Kenai Peninsula, traverse mountain ranges and crevasse-filled glaciers, and paddle countless life-threatening rivers and rapids. With only a map and compass as their guide, endurance athletes brave the Alaskan wilderness for the competition of a lifetime. Expedition Alaska tests the boundaries of teamwork and human determination.

All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. The film will be shown at the Colorado Mesa University Ballroom, located at 1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501. The movie starts at 6 p.m. and is followed by a Q &A with the film’s director, Brian Leitten. Cost is $5 for Girl Scouts/youth and $10 for adults and are purchased at the door.

To learn more about the film, check out a trailer at this link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rcDpNYqZ6k The documentary is the product of the Production Master Class at the University of Cincinnati. The class focuses on experiential learning in documentary film production. Students traveled to Alaska to work with alumni, teachers, and professionals while braving the Alaskan wilderness alongside the racers. They faced many of the same challenges as the racers and still managed to capture some of the most compelling footage of adventure racing ever seen.

Questions? Please contact Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org.