Category Archives: Girl Scout News

Connections: December 2018

Summer camp registration opens Jan. 17

Get out and explore. Get out of your routine and immerse yourself in a reality where you can do and be whatever you dream! Girl Scout Camp is a safe place where you’ll try new things, step out of your comfort zone, and embrace your curiosity. Girl Scout Camp is a girl-led, girl-friendly place where everything you do – whether it’s climbing to the top of a mountain, leading an all-camp performance, or gathering your courage to zip down the zip line – leads to leadership.

Visit camp.girlscoutsofcolorado.org to view session descriptions, take a quiz to find what type of camp is best for you, and learn more about the awesome adventures ahead.

Share the Girl Scout experience

We love Girl Scouts. You love Girl Scouts. But, it can be frustrating when stereotypes and myths about what Girl Scouting is persist!  Help us change the perception that Girl Scouts just do crafts and sell cookies.

Sure, being part of the world’s largest girl-led entrepreneurial program is cool and gives girls the business smarts they need to take on the world; and the young makers of today are the inventors and innovators of the future, but Girl Scouts is even more than that. We’re adventurers and risk-takers who get outside and face our fears. (Check out this video of local Girl Scouts rock climbing at Garden of the Gods.) We’re dreamers and tinkerers who will build new technologies. ( Watch this video of Girl Scouts learning about cybersecurity.) We take care of our communities and speak up for others. (Watch this video)

Girl Scouts’ powerful all girl space (watch this video) fosters collaboration over competition and inspires girls to go beyond dreaming to actually doing. We want this for all girls! Please help spread the word, share the videos within your social circles, and show the world the power of Girl Scouts!

2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program beings Feb. 3

When girls participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, they get more than life-changing experiences and adventure. They also develop essential life skills—goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics—all while soaring in confidence and practicing leadership the Girl Scout way to lift one another up and change the world, together.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program runs Feb. 3 – March 10
Visit our website to find a training or cookie rally near you!

Upcoming Events

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

Performance running Dec. 6 – Jan. 6. 25% off tickets for Girl Scouts and their families.

Habitat Badge Day at the Pueblo Zoo

January 12, Pueblo

Girl Scout Juniors (4th and 5th grade) are invited to the Pueblo Zoo to work on their Habitat Badge!

Secrets to Success

January 26, Grand Junction

Girls will connect with professional women in a variety of career fields, giving them a unique opportunity to learn directly from incredible women in our community. Any girl in grades 6th – 12th, is invited to Secrets to Success.

​Save the Date: Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Avalanche

February 16, Denver

Join us for Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Avalanche and cheer on the Avs as they take on the St. Louis Blues! The troop with the most ticket referrals will get to have a cookie booth at the game! Last year’s troop sold over 500 packages at their booth.

Save the Date: Girl Scout Pajama Jam with the Colorado Nuggets

March 2, Denver

Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org to be added to the interest list. Details will be available in early 2019.

Boulder Girl Scouts get their hands dirty to help low-resource children

Submitted by Susan Twetten

Northern & Northeastern CO

Boulder

For the second year in a row, Girl Scout Troop 73500 in Boulder volunteered their Saturday morning to clean bikes for Share-a-Gift, which helps low-resource families provide holiday gifts for their kids. The girls cleaned 145 bikes!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Cybersecurity field trip

Submitted by Rebecca Greco

Metro Denver

Broomfield

Brownie Troop 65575 took a field trip to the Apple Store at Flatirons Mall and earned their “Cybersecurity Basics” and “Cybersecurity Safeguard” badges. They learned about the internet and the importance of protecting themselves online.

At their next meeting, the Brownies expanded on the things they learned by working together to design castles. The girls had very imaginative ideas of ways to protect their castles and we talked about why it’s important to protect themselves online.

We’re excited to dig deeper into cybersecurity when they earn their “Cybersecurity Investigator” badge!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Holly Days Festival: Free event for the whole family

Submitted by Jordan Cadena

Metro Denver

Thornton – Northglenn

Come one, come all to the Hillcrest Holly Days Festival! This is a FREE family event for all ages. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to attend! Bring nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and friends! There will be crafts, FREE pictures with Santa, vendors, food, door prizes, and a gift shop.

Troop 66742 will be hosting the crafts for the children and selling our own crafts at our table to earn money for our upcoming Costa Rica trip! Make sure to stop by! Follow us on social media #Journey2CostaRica

Where: 10335 Croke Dr., Northglenn, CO 80260

When: Saturday, December 8, 2018

Questions: 720-384-8420

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Daisies learn how to keep a digital treasure safe

Submitted by Lorell Duteil

Metro Denver

Lakewood

Lakewood Daisy Troop 60711 recently completely the “Cybersecurity Basics” badge. The girls enjoyed brainstorming ways to protect real and digital “treasure” as well as learning and discussing about different types of computers. The girls protected their crystal gems by boxing, hiding, bubble wrapping, taping, tying it up, warning labels, and disguising the package.

The Daisies were really excited to share all the computers they know of and how they use computers to learn and ‘see’ the world. They are also working on the “Space Explorer” badge and liked talking about computers they could use in space. They are excited to take on the “Cybersecurity Safeguards” badge activities soon.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Troop 70720 gives back

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern and Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Some of the girls from Troop 70720 gave a few hours of their time the day before Thanksgiving to volunteer at our local food bank. It is one of our regular service projects. It’s a great way to give back to our local community.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Multi-level Troop 65659 uses computational thinking to help oceans

Submitted by Jessica Spangler

Metro Denver

Denver

Girl Scout Cadette Elizabeth completed the “Think Like a Programmer” Journey with the help of her multi-level troop. She planned a web-site to raise awareness of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to inspire people everywhere to make lifestyle changes that can help solve the problem and protect our resources.

First, the girls made a list of local, personal, and global problems computers can solve. They learned about what programmers do and what computers do to solve problems. With input from the troop, Elizabeth chose a community to focus on for her Take Action project: the ocean community of people and animals. She narrowed down all the problems affecting the ocean community to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

They used computational thinking by taking a big problem, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and breaking it into steps. They learned how to apply user-centered design by identifying the concerns, interests, and needs of the users of the oceans: humans need healthy food, transportation, medicine, minerals, transportation, and a healthy climate, and sea creatures need a healthy, clean environment to live in.

Elizabeth’s solution was to educate and inspire people about the garbage patch,. She considered what might be important to our users: easy ways to take action and step-by-step instructions. Elizabeth used feedback to improve her solution by learning what current ocean clean-up projects tell the public that people can do to help.

Elizabeth wanted to reach others to teach them what she learned, so the troop hosted a Call to Action event for the whole community. During the event, troop members and attendees learned about the problem and created artwork to raise awareness and remind them of their pledge to Take Action. Elizabeth came up with the idea to create a website to share information about the garbage patch, so her project would be sustainable. She wanted the website to include information for visitors on how to contact their elected representatives and information on local recycling options.

The finished website includes art inspired by the Great Pacific Garbage Patch created by Elizabeth, her troop, and the event guests. It also includes instructions on how to make your own art and pledge to Take Action to ensure our oceans are protected! Please visit the site at https://garbagepatchcalltoaction.myvidmy.com/ and share the link with everyone you know to create lasting change!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Girl Scout Daisies earn “Respect Authority” petal

Submitted by Nancy Mucklow

Mountain Communities

Steamboat Springs

At the after school Daisy Club, we have been getting familiar with the 10 parts of the Girl Scout Law. So far, we have earned five Daisy petals. The girls have also earned some “fun patches” for the various places we have toured and visited.

A recent session focused on the “respect authority” piece of the Girl Scout Law. We visited the Steamboat Springs Police Department to see how they help our community and how respecting the laws helps all of us.

The girls got to sit in the patrol car, turn on the lights, see all the tools needed for the job of police officer, and run a radar “gun.” They met a female officer, who shared her insights about her job. Officer Buttermore was a Girl Scout in Colorado when she was growing up!

These Girl Scout Daisies learned how our public service officers lead the way in modeling great behavior. They know that following the rules makes our community a safer place!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Avalanche

Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Avalanche is February 16, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Pepsi Center (1000 Chopper Circle Denver, CO 80204).  All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited. Cheer on the Avalanche as they take on the St. Louis Blues.

The troop with the most ticket referrals will get to have a cookie booth at the game! Last year’s troop sold more than 500 packages at their booth. Ticket buyers will be contacted directly by the Avalanche Ticketing Office to provide a troop number for referral. All ticket buyers will be entered to win exclusive pre-game experiences.

Tickets range from $25 – $53. Purchase tickets ASAP as this offer is subject to change or sell out.

Questions? Contact Kiley Long with the Colorado Avalanche at (303) 405 – 7625 or Kiley.long@teamkse.com.

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

Purchase tickets at: https://ticketing.axs.com/PickASection.aspx?t=6933BBBE8D64AF37C1F841D&og=-1

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