Category Archives: Girl Scout News

Scavenger hunt fun

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Troop 70720 participated in a fun troop/girl bonding activity, a scavenger hunt! One of the leaders pre-planned some items and places to find or take pictures of and riddles to solve. It was a great afternoon and a clever way to spend some time together.

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

Girl Rising: Movie screening

Submitted by Katy Herstein

Metro Denver

Highlands Ranch

Senior Troop 60043 would like to announce the screening of Girl Rising on February 10, 2019. This PG-13 movie will inspire you in ways you haven’t thought of. It will leave you with ideas for your Silver Award or Gold Award projects. It will really make you stop and think about our world of girls!

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

Planning a World Thinking Day event? GSCO wants to hear from you!

In preparation for 2019 World Thinking Day, the GSCO Global Action Committee wants to hear from you about the exciting plans you’ve been working on for this time-honored event. If you are planning a World Thinking Day celebration, please fill out the form linked below so the Global Action Committee can compile data and help you make your celebration the best it can be!

If you haven’t already, check out the blog about this year’s theme for World Thinking Day – Leadership! Even if your plans are already well on their way to completion, we encourage all service units and leaders to utilize the Activity Guide and Global Action Toolkit in planning their World Thinking Day events, all links are below.

World Thinking Day Event Notification:

https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/2019_global_action_committee_world_thinking_day_event_notification

2019 World Thinking Day Theme and Toolkits:

http://gscoblog.org/2018/11/2019-world-thinking-day-theme-and-toolkits/

Activity Guide for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors:

https://www.girlscouts.org/content/dam/girlscouts-gsusa/forms-and-documents/For-Girls/think-global/GSUSA_World-Thinking-Day_18_Activities%20DBJ-B.pdf

Activity Guide for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors:

https://www.girlscouts.org/content/dam/girlscouts-gsusa/forms-and-documents/For-Girls/think-global/GSUSA_World-Thinking-Day_18_Activities%20CSA-B.pdf

Check out the Global Action Toolkit for more information on celebrating global action days throughout the year:

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/dam/girlscoutsofcolorado/documents/globalactiondaystoolkit_final_aug2018.pdf

Questions? Email gscoglobal@gmail.com

Win big during the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program

There are so many ways for you to win BIG during the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program. This year, we’re hosting a variety of contests. Each one is listed below along with a brief description. *** Note: These contests are for Girl Scouts of Colorado girl members only.

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 email your video, along with a brief story and your cookie goal, to Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org. If your video is too large to send via email, you can send a DropBox or Google drive link. All entries must be received by February 12, 2019. Afterwards, they will be uploaded to the Girl Scouts of Colorado YouTube account. The video that receives the most “thumbs up” by February 21 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.

“Bling Your Booth” Challenge

The “Bling Your Booth” Challenge is back and this year, you could win up to $200 in Cookie Credits!

Here’s how to bling your booth:

  1. Pick a theme, like G.I.R.L., camp, girl power, or glitz and glam — it’s up to you!
  2. Use cool color combinations.
  3. Create fun posters with your cookie goals, lots of awesome pictures, and maybe add balloons!
  4. Dress up, and use colored lights to invite customers to a cookie party.
  5. Add anything that makes your booth stand out from the crowd.
  6. Most importantly: Have fun!

Here are some rules to follow:

  1. Take a photo of your troop in action at your booth.
  2. Email your photo, along with a brief story, troop number, and your cookie goal, to Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org. You can also share your photo on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Be sure to tag Girl Scouts of Colorado.
  3. Submit your entry by February 21, 2019!
  4. All of the entries will be uploaded to the Girl Scouts of Colorado Facebook page and be part of the album: Bling Your Booth Challenge 2019. Tell your friends and family to vote for your entry by simply clicking “like” or reacting to it. The photo that receives the most likes and reactions by February 28 at 9 a.m. wins!

First Prize: $200 in Cookie Credits

Second Prize: $100 in Cookie Credits

Third Prize: $50 in Cookie Credits

If you have questions, email GSCO Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

Best Cookie Dad

Dads are an important part of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie Team. That’s why we honor dads who help Girl Scouts all across Colorado meet their goals.

If your Cookie Dad is the best, write a short essay about what he does that is so awesome and submit it through the Share Your Stories form on the Girl Scouts of Colorado blog. Be sure to include a photo of him, preferably involved in a Girl Scout Cookies-related activity. However, any photo will do. You may also submit a link to a YouTube or Vimeo video. All submissions must be received by March 10, 2019.

The best stories will be shared on the Girl Scouts of Colorado blog and social media networks. We also have a special prize for the best submissions to show dad just how much we appreciate him for being part of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie Team.

If you have questions, please email GSCO Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

National Girls and Women in Sports Day at UNC

University of Northern Colorado is celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Saturday, February 16, 2019! Join us for the FREE Girls Sports Clinic (ages 5-13 years old) at 12 p.m. at the UNC Campus Recreation Center (1300 23rd Street, Greeley, CO 80639)! Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. and the first 100 girls will receive a free t-shirt! Pre-registered participants will also receive a FREE ticket to the Bears Women’s Basketball game at 2 p.m. vs. Idaho. Walk-ups and parents are eligible for discounted tickets!

**NEW this year, UNC Athletics has added multiple opportunities for select participants to be part of Bears game day by taking on various roles in sport (i.e. public address announcer, marketing assistant, cheer coach, and many more). This new opportunity focuses on the NGWSD theme, “Lean her forward,” which honors the channels available to both girls and women in sports and the endless potential to succeed.

To reserve your spot, register at uncbears.com/ngwsd. A representative from UNC will follow-up with you to confirm your registration.

Questions? Email athletics@unco.edu or call (970) 351 -2197.

Girl Scout Pajama Jam with the Denver Nuggets

Join us for our annual Girl Scout Pajama Jam with the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, March 2 – Sunday, March 3, 2019. All Girl Scouts are invited to cheer on the Nuggets as they take on the New Orleans Pelicans and have a sleepover after the game! The game starts at 7 p.m. and is at Pepsi Center (1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204).

SPECIAL GIRL SCOUT TICKET PRICING:

Upper level tickets: $30

Lower level tickets: $60

*$15 of value is loaded on each ticket and can be used toward the purchases of any food and beverage from permanent concession stands or retail merchandise items!

Your ticket package includes a ticket to the game, 2019 Pajama Jam commemorative patch, post-game shoot around on the Nuggets court, midnight snack, movie screening on Pepsi vision, sleepover at the Pepsi Center, and breakfast in the morning.

You are welcome to purchase a ticket and not stay for the sleepover, however the pricing is the same.

The troop with the most ticket referrals will get to participate in the halftime high-five fan tunnel and high five NBA players as they run onto the court to start the second half of play.

The top five troops with the most ticket referrals will all be invited to sit in VIP seats to watch both NBA teams warm up prior to the game.

After you purchase tickets you will be contacted by the Nuggets to provide a troop number for your referral, information about sleepover plans, and a waiver for all sleeping over or going onto the court for the shoot around.

Buy tickets online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/girl_scout_day_pajam.html

This is not a drop off event. Adult to girl ratios for events must be met. Girls attending with a troop leader should bring a completed parent permission form for a Girl Scout activity that troop leaders will retain for their records.

Questions? Contact Lexie Urratio at lexie.urratio@teamkse.com or (303) 405 – 1139.

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Junior “Habitat” Badge Day at Pueblo Zoo

Girl Scout Juniors (4th and 5th grade) are invited to Pueblo Zoo on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. to work on their “Habitat” badge. Girls will complete all requirements for the Habitat Badge. The badge will not be provided at the event. You are welcome to stay and explore the zoo for the day after this event is over.

Pueblo Zoo is an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited facility covering 25 acres in Pueblo City Park. It is home to more than 500 animals representing 125 different species from around the world. Education outreach programs serve nearly every elementary school in Pueblo County, reaching thousands of children each year.

Register online:

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/junior_habitat_badge.html

The registration deadline is Tuesday, March 19.

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. Girls attending with a troop leader must bring completed parent permission forms for a Girl Scout activity that troop leaders should retain for their records.

Badge workshop at the Fort Morgan Museum

Join staff at the Fort Morgan Museum for a morning of badge activities on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  The museum specializes in telling the stories of Fort Morgan and Morgan County through permanent and temporary exhibits, educational programs, and photos, documents, and artifacts from yesterday and today.

  • Daisies will work on requirements toward their “Good Neighbor” badge.
  • Brownies will work on requirements toward their “Celebrating Community” badge.
  • Juniors will work on requirements toward their “Inside Government” badge.

Badges will not be provided at the event.

Register online:

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/badge_workshop_at_th.html

The registration deadline is Tuesday, January 22.

This is not a drop off event. Adult to girl ratios for events must be met. Girls attending with a troop leader should bring a completed parent permission form for a Girl Scout activity that troop leaders will retain for their records.

Earn STEM and Business badges at One Smart Cookie

Submitted by Stephenie Thorne

Metro Denver

Denver

Looking for an opportunity to earn STEM badges? On January 26, 2019, Alpha Eta Iota will be running a workshop called One Smart Cookie, which offers exciting badges in cybersecurity and business! The event is hosted in the Engineering and Computer Science building at the University of Denver. Each badge session will be two hours for both Juniors and Cadettes. The following badges will be offered:

  • Juniors: Cybersecurity 1: Basics (9 – 11 a.m.) and Product Designer (Noon – 2 p.m.)
  • Cadettes: Netquitte (9 – 11 a.m.) and The Science of Happiness (Noon – 2 p.m.)

The cost of the event is $6 for the morning or afternoon and $12 for the full day.

Register at https://my.cheddarup.com/c/one-smart-cookie.

The registration deadline is January 16 or when capacity is reached.

Contact stephenie.thorne@du.edu with questions or for more info.

Girl Scouts staying for both sessions should bring a sack lunch.

All instruction will be provided by volunteers. Girl Scout volunteers and parents will be needed to maintain safety ratios. A space will be available for parents to hang out during the event if needed.

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

Help wanted: Cookie Delivery Day on the Front Range

GSCO’s Product Program Department needs volunteers for Front Range delivery site locations on February 2, 2019. Each site is run by volunteers, along with Buehler/Bailey’s staff. To ensure there isn’t a wait, we need more volunteers to keep the sites running smoothly.

Volunteers don’t have to be registered Girl Scout adult members. They can be an uncle, aunt, family friend, or someone that you know who is willing to help during the day.

Region 4 

Sky Sox

New Life

Region 6

Red Rocks Community College

Elitch Gardens 

Buehler Warehouse

Bailey’s Warehouse

Castle Rock: Castle View High School

*New Water World  (Close to the Comcast/Level 3 location)  

*New  Waterstone Church (near Summit Ridge from last year) 

Region 7

Loveland

Longmont