Category Archives: Girl Scout News

Fall Product Program begins September 21, 2019

Do you have lots of awesome activities that you want to do this year? The Fall Product Program is an easy and fun way to earn start-up funds for all those activities and more! By participating in this program, girls will also learn the 5 Skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.

Nuts and candy are sold in-person using an order card or online and magazines are sold only online. Products that are ordered online can either be shipped or customers can select girl delivery. All troops receive 13% of their magazine orders as troop proceeds, plus $1/item for nuts and chocolates.

Girls earn rewards based on their participation in the Fall Product Program and have the option of choosing Cookie Credits as rewards too. All rewards are cumulative.

Important 2019 Fall Product Program dates:

September 21 – Fall Product Program Begins

October 13 – In-person sales end/Last day for Nut Promise orders

October 28 – Online storefront closes

In the Fall Product Program platform, M2OS, girls can create their own virtual storefront and market to friends and family through email. They have the option to create a personalized avatar for their virtual storefront too. Girls can also share their goals by recording their story, and the avatar will speak with their voice, representing them in the video!

By participating in the Fall Product Program and selling $175 in online orders, girls can also earn a personalized avatar patch – choosing between lots of customizations – including special backgrounds and wearing their Girl Scout uniform or a safari suit!

Volunteer training begins early September at area service unit meetings. Please note: This year, Fall Product Program materials will be sent to area service units, not directly to troops. Volunteers and caregivers can pick-up the guide, order card, and other resources at trainings.

For more information, go to the Fall Product Program page on the GSCO website or contact GSCO customer care at 1-877-404-5708 or inquiry@gscolorado.org.

Camping fun at Meadow Mountain Ranch

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Troop 70720 had a really fun weekend tent camping at Meadow Mountain Ranch. They did all their camp set-up, meal planning, and cooking. They also hiked the Nature Trail, which is stunning this time of year with all the wildflowers. We also played some volleyball, geocache, and lots of games by the campfire. Of course, we also celebrated National S’mores Day by having s’mores! The girls had some great bonding time.

The girls also built one of the benches MMR was hoping to have built. Thanks to Fish for overseeing that! It was a great experience for all of them.

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

Girl Scout Day at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited to join GSCO for Girl Scout Day at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Register online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/girl_scout_day_at_gl.html Registration closes September 12. Discount will NOT be honored after September 12.

A mountain is ideal for many things – hiking, skiing, hang gliding, but it’s not the most logical location for a theme park. Yet, situated 7,100-feet above sea level in Glenwood Springs, is America’s only mountain-top theme park. The park is finalizing a few educational segments about their rides. More information will be posted about these educational components as available.

Tickets are $29 per person. Use the registration link to buy your tickets in advance. Online registration will close Thursday, September 12. The discount will NOT be honored for walk-up ticket sales/registration. When you arrive at the park, you will have to check in and hand in signed waivers for everyone in your group. Waivers will be emailed out to all registrations before event.

Tickets are for adult and youth Funday Tickets, which includes a Gondola ride to America’s only mountain-top theme park! Also included are both walking cave tours and unlimited rides on the summer attractions.

Please visit the Park website for ride status at www.glenwoodcaverns.com and visit the Park-Info/FAQ section for great visitor information as you plan your trip to the park. Children under three are free.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

Golf workshops with the CGA in September 2019

Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors are invited to learn and practice golf with the Colorado Golf Association! Workshops are specifically designed for Brownies or Juniors and will be taught by instructors through the Colorado Golf Association. Requirements for the Brownie “Fair Play” badge and Junior “Practice with Purpose” badge will be met at the workshop and badges will be provided day of. Capacity is limited to 20 girls and event registration will close when capacity has been met OR on the registration deadline of Tuesday, September 10.

Brownie Fair Play Badge Workshop

Saturday, September 14

9 – 11 a.m.

Common Ground Golf Course, Aurora

Register now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/brownie_fair_play_ba_1128681571.html

Junior Practice with Purpose Badge Workshop

Sunday, September 15

9 – 11 a.m.

Common Ground Golf Course, Aurora
Register now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/junior_practice_with_1855814219.html

The cost is $15/girl and is free for accompanying adults. All girls must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader. Girls attending with a troop leader must provide a completed parent permission form for a Girl Scout activity that their troop leader will retain for their records. Adult-to-girl safety ratios for events must be met.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org. If you have any questions about this event or have trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or call (877) 404-5708.

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“Woodworker” badge workshop for Cadettes

Professional Women in Building (PWB) of Western Colorado invites Girl Scout Cadettes to JXN Station in Grand Junction on November 9, 2019 to earn their “Woodworker” badge! Girls will learn basic woodworking skills, i.e. how to use a hammer, saw, level, screwdriver, and create a candy dispenser utilizing these skills. Register online now! https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/cadette_woodworking_.html

All necessary supplies, equipment, and safety gear will be provided. Lunch will also be provided for all. Girls will receive their “Woodworker” badge at the end of the workshop.

This is not a drop off event. All Girl Scouts must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader. Girl to adult ratios for events must be met.

Registration closes Thursday, October 31.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

Decreasing our food footprint for the “Sow What?” Take Action project

Submitted by Michele Malchow

Metro Denver

Aurora

Girl Scout Troop 60789 explored the “Sow What?” Journey. They learned what a foodprint is and how it affects the environment. They went shopping at a local market and then, they cooked food to learn how to choose a better foodprint. They decided to take their findings and present a video to share with the Girl Scout community. You can watch it here.

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

“Space Science Investigator” badge night for Juniors

Submitted by Marcy Kendall

Northern & Northeastern CO

Boulder

Girl Scout Juniors are welcome to join Troops 72418 and 73010 to earn their “Space Science Investigator” badge on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Fiske Planetarium (2414 Regent Drive. Boulder 80309). Cost is $12/girl. You must register by October 1. Space is limited!

All five steps will be available, so girls can earn the badge. The first step of the badge is a scale model. This starts OUTSIDE the planetarium and the leader/parent needs to do the walk with the girl(s). That is  NOT done by the volunteers at the planetarium.

The time is 4:30-6:30 p.m. and includes a show specifically for the Girl Scouts to earn their badge.

What’s included:

  • Dinner: pizza, veggies, and fruit
  • “Bake” your own spacecraft
  • Make a spectrometer
  • Planetarium show
  • Ball Aerospace engineer volunteers

What’s NOT included:

  • The “Space Science Investigator” badge itself – (can be added on separately)
  • Beverage: Bring your own water bottle
  • Enough volunteers to walk with your girls on the scale model (done before or after other stations with parents/leaders who brought the girls). This step is to be done by girls with their leaders/adults either before 4:30 or after the planetarium show. Directions for the scale walk will be provided to adults before the date.

For parking information use this website: https://www.colorado.edu/fiske/plan-your-visit/parking-bus-information

Registration link: https://junior-space-science-investigator-night.cheddarup.com

Questions? Please email Marcy Kendall at marcy.kendall@gmail.com.

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Register now for Secrets to Success in Colorado Springs

What is your Secret to Success?

All girls in the community in grades 6-12 will have the unique opportunity to ask that question and more in a fun and engaging format at our second annual Secrets to Success program in Colorado Springs on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Pikes Peak Community College, Centennial Campus. Girls will connect with Pikes Peak-area professionals in a speed-networking format, panel discussion, and networking lunch. The cost is $8/girl – one adult per girl attends free.

Register online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/secrets_to_success_c.html

Conversation stations will introduce girls to more than 20 women in different career fields! Breakout sessions will dive deeper into career options such as skilled trades, education, STEM, public service, healthcare, and entrepreneurship. A full list of participating professionals and keynote speaker announcement are coming soon!

** This event is open to all girls in grades 6-12. You do not need to be a Girl Scout to attend. **

While parents/guardians/troop leaders are not invited into the event with the girls, they are welcome to participate in a separate campus tour and financial aid session and then join the girls for lunch. Adults must register with girl participant(s). All girls will need to submit a completed permission form upon check in.

Financial assistance available to all via registration.

Registration closes Tuesday, November 5.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

Celebrate Global Climbing Day

The North Face has teamed up with gyms all over the world to provide inclusive climbing opportunities, lower barriers to entry, and celebrate Global Climbing Day on August 24, 2019! Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies are invited to celebrate Global Climbing Day with The North Face at Movement Climbing + Fitness gym in RiNo! Girls will be working on requirements toward the NEW Daisy or Brownie Climbing Adventure Badges!

Who:  Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies

What:  Climbing Adventure Badge Clinics

Where:

Movement Climbing + Fitness

3201 Walnut St.

Denver 80205

When:

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Daisies: Check in at 12:15 p.m.

Brownies: Check in at 1:45 p.m.

Clinics are approximately two-hours long

More details:            

  • All Girl Scouts must attend with a troop leader, parent, or guardian.
  • We strongly encourage girls to attend with their troop and troop leaders, so we can accommodate as many girls as possible.
  • No tagalongs.
  • All girls will need to submit an online, digital waiver before August 24. A link to the waiver will be emailed out on Monday, August 19.
  • Registration will close when the event has met capacity OR on Friday, August 16.

To register: Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org with the following information for each individual girl.

  • Girl first and last name
  • Email address for parent or guardian
  • Grade
  • Troop Number

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

Register NOW for the Girl Scout Cyber Challenge

Brought to you by Raytheon, Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors are invited to detect, decode, and defend! The Girl Scout Cyber Challenge is Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Arapahoe Community College. This full-day, scenario-based competition will engage 200+ girls in grades 6–12 in a series of cybersecurity challenges on topics such as cryptography, forensics, social engineering, and ethics. A futuristic scenario—a moon colony has been hacked! — will be presented and girls will be prompted to respond. Girls will learn cybersecurity skills and team up to identify the hackers, trace the origin of the cyberattack, and secure the colony’s safety.

Register online now! https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/girl_scout_cyber_cha.html

For this event, girls will be working collaboratively in randomly assigned small teams. This is to mimic the type of work cybersecurity professionals do in the field.

This Cyber Challenge and the launch of Girl Scouts’ first national computer science program is made possible through a multi-year commitment from Raytheon, who is partnering with Girl Scouts to help close the gender gap in STEM fields by helping prepare girls to pursue careers in fields like cybersecurity, computer science, artificial intelligence, and robotics. Together, Raytheon and Girl Scouts are reaching girls during formative school years, where research shows peer pressure can sometimes deter girls from pursing their interest in STEM.

The cost is $5 per girl. All supplies, lunch, snacks, and event patch will be provided. Opportunity grants available upon registration. Girls should wear their Girl Scout vest or sash and we encourage them to bring a full, reusable water bottle.

This is a drop off event. Girls will be required to bring a completed permission form with them to submit at check in. Permission form is linked on the registration page and will be linked in your confirmation email and emailed out ahead of time. To expedite check in, we recommend filling out the form ahead of time and bringing a completed copy.

Registration closes Tuesday, October 8. Late registrations will NOT be accepted. Please confirm girl’s availability to attend the event before registering.

Questions? girlexperience@gscolorado.org. If you have any questions or trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org.

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