Category Archives: Girl Scout News

International Day of the Girl with Kappa Delta

Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors are invited to celebrate International Day of the Girl and learn about the practices and traditions of other cultures around the world through various fun and creative activities while emphasizing the importance of inclusivity by educating acceptance and understanding of our differences.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

11:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Kappa Delta House

412 W Laurel St.

Fort Collins, CO 80521

Register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18-YWp9r_n95th2BrjjszhJ39OYcTy8gG8CKPILXoghU/viewform?usp=drive_web&edit_requested=true

Please email phiepsilonvpcs@gmail.com if your Girl Scout has any food allergies.

Questions? phiepsilonvpcs@gmail.com

Juliette Low’s Skate City birthday celebration

Submitted by Jordan Cadena

Metro Denver

Westminster

Please join Service Unit 646 in celebrating Juliette Low’s birthday at Skate City in Westminster on October 23, 2018 from 6 – 8 p.m. Admission is $5 and skate rental is $2.50, which will both be paid at the door. If you’d like to purchase a glow in the dark Juliette Low patch, you can do that at the craft table for $2. The girls will also have the opportunity to skate, play games Juliette Low would have played, create a “flat Juliette” to send to other troops, and meet other Girl Scouts! Skate City also has food available for purchase and skate trainers are first come, first-served. No registration is necessary, just show up, ready to party!!

Address:

200 W 121st Ave.

Westmister, CO 80234

When:

October 23, 2018

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Admission: $5

Skates: $2.50

Fun Patch: $2 – Advanced purchase here: https://thewoods646.trooptrack.com/share/pages/38339)\

Juliette Low is the founder of Girl Scouts! “A true visionary, Juliette brought girls of all backgrounds into the out-of-doors, encouraged them to prepare not only for traditional homemaking, but also for possible future roles as professional women—in the arts, sciences and business—and for active citizenship outside the home. More than 100 years later, her vision has grown from the original 18 girls to 3.7 million today, with more than 59 million girls, women and men who have belonged to Girl Scouts over the years.”

Fun fact: “One of Juliette’s special skills was standing on her head. She stood on her head every year on her birthday to prove she still could do it, and also celebrated nieces’ and nephews’ birthdays by standing on her head. Once, she even stood on her head in the board room at National Headquarters to show off the new Girl Scout shoes.”

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

New Space Science badges

From Sylvia Acevedo, CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA

I’m so excited about Girl Scouts of the USA’s new Space Science badges for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors, funded by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate through a multi-party collaboration led by the SETI Institute. GSUSA developed each badge with support from the SETI Institute’s subject matter expert partners from the University of Arizona, ARIES Scientific, and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, and with the participation of Girl Scouts of Northern California.

Daisies’ Space Science Explorer
Brownies’ Space Science Adventurer
Juniors’ Space Science Investigator badge

Daisies who earn their Space Science Explorer badge examine the sun and moon and look at the night sky. Brownies who pursue their Space Science Adventurer badge dig into the solar system, the phases of the moon, and the constellations, and then share their findings. And Juniors who tackle their Space Science Investigator badge research a planet and develop models that explain celestial motion, the three-dimensional nature of a constellation, and the size and scale of the solar system.

I get so excited thinking about how many girls across the country are right now discovering a passion for space and astronomy just as I did as a young Girl Scout, thanks to Girl Scouts and our incredible partners at NASA!

So on behalf of the entire Girl Scout Movement, I want to congratulate NASA on 60 years of discovery, innovation, and incredible, visionary work. And here’s to the next 60!

Join us for the Junior “aMuse” Journey

Submitted by Meredith Locke

Northern & Northeastern CO

Lafayette

Join Cadette Troop 2235 for a fun-filled time breaking stereotypes and learning the roles of women around the world!

Date: Nov. 4, 2018

Time: 1 – 4 p.m.

Location: Art Hub or East Simpson Coffee Shop’s back room in Lafayette

Register: https://junior-amuse-journey-78590.cheddarup.com

If you have any questions, please email Meredith Locke at mltlocke@gmail.com

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

Girl Scout Night with Colorado Eagles Hockey

Saturday, November 3, 2018

7:05 p.m.

Budweiser Events Center

5290 Arena Circle

Loveland, CO 80538

The Colorado Eagles will host their annual Girl Scout Night on Saturday, November 3 vs. the Tucson Roadrunners at 7:05 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to see the new AHL team with this great offer!

Details:

  • Specially priced tickets for only $18 each (a savings of $9 per ticket)
  • First 200 to purchase tickets will receive a new Colorado Eagles patch
  • Special experiences include a photo on the ice after the game and player autographs for the largest troop in attendance

$1 per ticket sold will go back to the Girl Scouts of Colorado.

* Patch vouchers can be redeemed at Guest Services during the game.

Your tickets will be left at Will Call under the name used during checkout unless otherwise specified. Please include your troop number in the comments section to be seated with your group.

Questions? Contact Sean Linfield at 970-686-SHOT (7468) or slinfield@coloradoeagles.com.

Register at: https://eagles.isportstix.com/order/group/SCOUTNIGHT18/

Brownie “Quest” Journey in a day

Submitted by Tiffany Baker

Metro Denver

Lone Tree – Highlands Ranch – Parker

Calling all Girl Scout Brownies! Cadette Troop 59 from Lone Tree – Highlands Ranch – Parker invites you to join them for the Brownie “Quest” Journey in a day event on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Parker Library.

Brownies will discover their inner values and how this impacts their behavior, families, and community. All steps of the Journey, including a Take Action Project, will be covered during the event. Take Action projects will benefit the Denver homeless community and seniors at a local assisted living home.  Registration information is on the Girl Scouts of Colorado Events Calendar.

Troop 59 has received positive feedback for coordinating a recent Journey in a Day event:

“(Cadettes) very polite and inclusive of all the young girls.”

“The girls (Cadettes) did a great job leading, entertaining, and teaching the little girls. I’m very impressed! I like that each older girl had a specific job and executed it very well.”

“The troop ran an excellent event! I was impressed by the confidence and leadership of the Cadettes. Stations were very organized, and entertaining for the girls. Participation was great and the Cadettes did a great job of making all the girls feel included, and showing them that there was a way for all types of girls to be involved and have fun! Great job Troop 59! Thanks for having us!”

“The Cadettes did a FANTASTIC job! The event was well-organized and the communication received was excellent.”

“Location was great! Check-in easy. Organizers very affective.”

New! Our Cadettes are also following additional feedback and including the Brownie ‘Quest’ Journey patch set, within the registration price for chaperone pick-up at the Journey in a Day Event for volunteers’ convenience.

Troop 59 Cadettes are looking forward to seeing your Brownie Smiles in December!

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

Gold Award Girl Scout: Littlepage Green, Breckenridge, “The Allergy Initiative”

 

What did you do for your Gold Award project?

For my Gold Award project, I worked with Mrs. Kassib, a health teacher at Summit High School, to create a lesson plan to educate health students about food allergies. I taught six classes using the lesson plan I developed and I also led epi-pen training after I had finished my lesson. To make my project accessible to a broader community, I created a video, using the lesson plan, and posted it on YouTube.

How did you measure the impact your Gold Award project made on your target audience?

I measured my project’s impact on my target audience by having the students take a Kahoot, an educational tool used to check the student’s knowledge while making it a fun game for the students. It was a fun way to motivate them to listen, and it also let me see how well they understood my presentation. At most, the students got two wrong out of ten questions in each class period.

How is your project sustainable? How will your project continue to impact after your involvement?

My project will be continued to be used in Summit High School’s health program where they will show the video I created and use some demo epi-pens I donated to train students. I also created a video that was put on YouTube. I shared the link on all my social media networks, so people could always access it and continue to share the video.

What is your project’s global and/or national connection?

While small, the national link is through YouTube and social media. Because social media is widely used, both nationally and globally, my project will be seen by people outside of my community. Those people will then be able to share the video with their friends and they can share them with their friends and so on.

What did you learn about yourself?

I learned that I like to take on all the responsibility and do everything myself, which isn’t the best way to get projects completed. So, I learned how important delegating can be when you have a big project or are working with a group. I also learned that teaching and leading a class made me feel so accomplished. I learned how to speak in front of groups better than I could before, and because of that, I felt accomplished.

How will earning your Gold Award impact you in the future?

In the future, I will be more likely to take up leadership roles. I feel more comfortable leading a group effectively. Because I feel more comfortable overall leading, I will take up opportunities to lead. The more I lead the more my leadership skills will grow. Because I strengthened certain leadership skills on this project, I will be able to strengthen other leadership skills that may not have been as strong on this project, like my communication skills.

Why do you feel the Gold Award was an important part of your Girl Scout experience?

The Gold Award helped me to realize more about myself, like little habits that really slowed down my project. It was important because it used all the little bits of information and skill I had learned throughout all my years of being a Girl Scout. I then had to apply all those to my project, and it felt as though everything came full circle.

How did earning your Gold Award help you become a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader)? 

The Gold Award helped me to become an overall better leader. It helped me to step out of my comfort zone to talk to people whom I normally wouldn’t as well as push me to stand up in front of 20 or so children per class and talk for an hour. It also pushed me to think of creative solutions to problems that I normally would have let stop me from completing a project.

**IMPORTANT NOTE: This blog represents only a small fraction of the hard work, dedication, and requirements that go into earning a Girl Scout Gold Award. It is simply a brief summary, which is meant to inspire Girl Scouts to Go Gold in the future. For more information on earning your Gold Award, please email highestawards@gscolorado.org

Troop 65659 raises cyber-bullying awareness with proclamation from Gov. Hickenlooper

Submitted by Jessica Spangler

Metro Denver

Denver

Governor John Hickenlooper issued a proclamation declaring October 2018 Cyber-Bullying Prevention Month. With the proclamation, Troop 65659 hopes to raise awareness about cyber-bullying resources. As part of the multi-level “Think Like an Engineer” Journey, Troop 65659 defined a need: cyber-bullying is a problem.

They brainstormed ways to meet the need. They decided cyber-bullying is hard to detect and victims need access to counseling and safe spaces. They wondered if there was already a designated day, week, or month for prevention of cyber-bullying.

One solution they brainstormed was to present information on cyber-bullying to the governor to raise awareness. They went home to do more research and met again to build the presentation together. They found cyber-bullying is a problem in Colorado. The Healthy Kids Colorado Survey reveals 20.7 percent of girls report they have been electronically bullied compared with 9.5 percent of boys. HB 15-1072 (“Kiana’s Law”), signed into law in 2015, makes cyber-bullying a misdemeanor form of harassment, punishable by a fine of up to $750 and/or up to six months in jail. The State of Colorado’s Internet Safety & Digital Responsibility page lists resources on cyber-bullying, but parents may not be aware of these resources.

The girls also learned October is National Bullying Prevention Month and Colorado has proclaimed October Safe Schools Month and Cyber-Security Awareness Month, but these proclamations do not address cyber-bullying.

The girls designed a presentation to give to the governor to support the need for more awareness. They put their research onto a poster board, but not all the research fit. They re-designed several times and left some of the research off until all the important pieces fit onto two poster boards, which were connected. The troop leader then shared this supporting information with the governor’s office by delivering the presentation. Gov. Hickenlooper then proclaimed October 2018 Cyber-Bullying Prevention Month! If you are in need of cyber-bullying resources, please visit: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cssrc/internet-safety-digital-responsibility.

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

Troop needed for flag ceremony

Girl Scouts of the USA’s CEO conference is coming to Denver in November 2018 and Girl Scouts of Colorado needs a troop to perform a flag ceremony! At least four Girl Scouts are needed, and we can easily accommodate a larger group. The troop should be experienced in performing a flag ceremony and comfortable leading the Girl Scout Promise and Law and Pledge of Allegiance in front of a large audience. The flag ceremony will be on Thursday, November 15 between 8 and 8:30 a.m. We understand this is a school day and that may be a problem for some girls and their families. However, this is a wonderful opportunity for girls to strut their stuff in front of every Girl Scout council CEO and board president from across the country.

Interested? Email community partnerships manager Aimee Artzer at aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

Girl Scout Spirit Day with UNC Football

All Girl Scout levels, family, and friends are invited to Girl Scout Spirit Day with UNC Football on Saturday, October 20, 2018! Cheer on the Bears as they take on the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks.

Price: $7/ticket (plus fees)

Register at uncbears.com/tickets and use promo code GIRLSCOUTS

Girl Scouts are invited to interact with the Sugar Bears dance team, cheer squad, and Pride of the Rockies marching band! Girl Scout pre-game activities include:

  • Warm-ups and stunting with UNC cheerleaders
  • Tailgate parade with Pride of the Rockies marching band and UNC’s Sugar Bears dance team
  • National Anthem on the field
  • Fan tunnel when the Bears football team takes the field
  • Cheer and dance with the Sugar Bears dance team on the sideline of the game through the first quarter

A Colorado Girl Scout troop leader and season ticket holder has also graciously offered her tailgate spot for families to stop by.

Registration closes October 18.

Questions? Email nicole.brush@unco.edu