Category Archives: Girl Scout News

Daisy Troop 56335 earns new petal

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Submitted by Cricket Hawkins

Mountain Communities

Summit Cove

This lively bunch earned their “Tula the Tulip” petal – COURAGEOUS and STRONG! The girls cheered each other on as they worked in teams to complete a blind obstacle course and then made some fabulous ninja-style headbands

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Girls’ Choice badges: We have a winner!

From Girl Scouts of the USA

Girls have spoken! The winning Girls’ Choice badge topic for 2017 is in. So, without further ado, we’re pleased to announce . . .

The next Girls’ Choice badge will be Troop Camping! What a great way to build go-get-‘em problem-solvers, encourage challenge-seeking, and expose girls to new experiences as they grow their skills, confidence, and character. After all, camp life is the best life!

Many thanks to everyone who voted and shared the poll with girls. That’s how we keep this process girl-led, which is so important!

We can’t wait to roll up our sleeves and get started on these badges. Daisies will get a first taste of the camping fun and excitement in their first-ever Girls’ Choice badge, and then the Brownie Ambassador badges will build on that foundation.

Badge requirements will be available for download on June 15, 2017; badges and printed requirements will be in council shops by August. Keep an eye out for the badge design poll, which will be open from February 13 to 17. We will share that link in February.

In the meantime, start thinking about where this adventure will take you: Troop Camping awaits!

And girls, always remember, it’s your world.

 

Gold Award Project: Wiggly Field Dog Park

Submitted by Rebecca H.

Castle Rock

Metro Denver

Hi, my name is Rebecca and I am an Ambassador in Girl Scouts, currently working on my Gold Award Project.  A huge passion of mine is animals so when I saw a need in my community to improve my local dog park, Wiggly Field Dog Park, I knew that’s what I wanted to do for my Gold Award Project. The dog park did not have any shade for dogs or places for their people to sit.  For shade, we installed a 10’x 16′ Trex pergola on a cement slab.  I also installed two new picnic benches underneath of the pergola for people to sit and relax. This week, we are installing a sign in Wiggly Field Dog Park’s parking lot, so the community can more easily find the local dog park. You can take your beloved dogs to play there and get them the best products from treehousepuppies.

On Sunday, January 29, 2017, from 1 – 4 p.m., there will be an Opening Day Celebration at Wiggly Field Dog Park across the street from 3301 Meadows Blvd, Castle Rock, CO 80104.  At the celebration, local dog-related businesses will have stations with merchandise for sale and/or information about their business. The celebration will also have a Girl Scout troop selling Girl Scout Cookies. I hope to see you and your furry friend there on Sunday to play in the newly renovated dog park!

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Get your own “March on Denver” fun patch

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Submitted by Ashlea Beers

Metro Denver

Thornton

After learning that many Girl Scouts in her area were attending the Women’s March on Denver, a local troop leader set about getting a fun patch made for attendees. Thanks to local graphic designer, Lauren Harwood, permission was granted for a fun patch to be created using Harwood’s design for the Denver march.

If you would like to order your own March on Denver fun patch, the troop leader is collecting orders here: http://bit.ly/2j6UUQJ Production time is approximately 2-3 weeks from time of order.

The Women’s March on Denver will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Civic Center Park in Denver. More information can be found here: http://www.marchoncolorado.org/

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Troop 74273 donates to Santa Cops

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Submitted by Cindy Fry

Northern & Northeastern

Greeley

During the month of December 2016, Troop 74273 did a toy drive and donated the toys to Santa Cops of Larimer County. The Colorado State Patrol came to our meeting and picked up the toys. The girls were able to carry the toys out to the patrol car and load them in.

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2017 Denver cookie rally: Owls and science

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Submitted by Tiffany Stone

Metro Denver

Denver

Come learn how to bake your dreams come true at the 2017 Cookie Rally!

Sunday, January 22, 2017
2 – 7 p.m.
Arapahoe County Fairgrounds- East Wing

This event will include badge earning activities for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors that is sure to enhance your Girl Scouts cookie season, not only by preparing them, but educating them about the history of cookies, the importance of goal setting, and about this year’s cookie mascot.

Girl will have the chance to meet LIVE owls, try the cookies, learn the important safety aspects of running a business, DISSECT an owl pellet, make a catapult, and more!

2017 Cookie Rally t-shirts are available to order on the registration link.

This event is open to to any Girl Scout with or without a troop. Cost is $6 per girl, chaperones are free.

Pre-Register or email and pay at the event: https://squareup.com/store/urban-trails-su-644

Older girls and adults, signup to volunteer for the event here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c45abaf2ca46-2017

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Learn the “Secrets to Success” in Grand Junction

Come experience the ultimate career fair! This free event is open to all middle and high school girls and features business women from a variety of careers including, Deputy District Attorney, CEO, EMT, baking instructor, engineer, and more. Girls rotate to each professional hearing their professional journey and having an opportunity to ask any question. Each girl registered is entered into a drawing for $100 CASH! Parents are invited to stay and attend a financing college seminar and tour of Colorado Mesa University. Girls will walk away with an expanded base of career options and insider information on how to be successful from women that have excelled in their profession. Over 20 professional women will be at your disposal. For more information or to register, visit the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/946989535432517/ (or search Secrets To Success), click GOING to register or contact Cindi Graves at cindi.graves@gscolorado.org.

 

Girls’ Choice Badges are back: Voting is open through January 22!

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From Girl Scouts of the USA

At Girl Scouts, girl-led programming that speaks to and nurtures girls’ interests and skills (they have so many!) is at the very core of our mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character. At every turn, we want her to know the world is hers, and so we give her countless opportunities to unleash that inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ who will take the lead to change her world, and ours.

That’s exactly why Girls’ Choice badges are back, and we’re so excited! This year, girls can choose their favorite badge topic from four new and exciting options. And for the very first time, there will be a Girls’ Choice badge for our littlest (and sometimes mightiest!) Girl Scouts. That’s right—Daisies will get a Girls’ Choice badge of their very own. Yes!

Here are this year’s choices.
Outdoors
• Troop Camping
• Outdoor Cooking

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

• Water Around Us
• The Secret Life of Plants

The poll is officially open, so go on and vote now for your favorite badge topic. Voting is open through January 22. We can hardly stand the suspense! 

 

Once the winning topic is selected, girls will also have a chance to vote on the design of their badge—awesome! The design poll will be open from February 13 to 17, so stay tuned.

For now, we ask you to encourage every Girl Scout you know to vote, vote, vote. We need every adult standing with us to make sure girls take advantage of this very important opportunity to create their own Girl Scout experience and make their voices heard. It’s such an important part of the magic and leadership potential that Girl Scouts unleashes in girls every day.

The time to vote is now.

Gold Award help session at Colorado Mesa University

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The Gold Award is the highest achievement in Girl Scouts and we know it is not an easy award to earn! To support girls through the Gold Award process we are excited to provide a Gold Award help session at Colorado Mesa University on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This session is immediately following Secrets to Success (link to http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2017/secrets_to_success.html). Why not spend your morning connecting with professional women on the Western Slope and the afternoon moving forward with your Girl Scout Gold Award?

The goal of this help session is to help girls choose an issue to focus on, navigate through the Go Gold website, and leave with at least three concrete next steps toward pursuing their Gold Award. Girls attending the help session should have previously attended a Gold Award Training.

Registration deadline is January 18, 2017.

REGISTER NOW: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/gold_award_help_session_ws_01_21_2017

Get your tickets for the Red Carpet Father-Daughter Ball

Submitted by Kathy Kettler

Metro Denver

Thornton

The Woods Service Unit is hosting a Red Carpet Father-Daughter Ball on January 28, 2017 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Waymire Dome located at the Adams County Fairgrounds – 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton, CO 80601. Featuring *Selfie Stations* Live DJ* Dancing *Snacks/Drinks* Our own Paparazzi* Come dressed like a STAR that you are and walk our Red Carpet Event and dance the evening away with the significant adult male (Dad, Stepdad, Grandpa, favorite Uncle, etc.) in your girl’s life. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Food Bank of the Rockies. You will also get a Red Carpet Fun Patch included in the price of admission. Advance tickets are $16 per couple and $7 for each additional girl (siblings that aren’t Girl Scouts are welcomed also). At the door pricing is $10 per person, so get your tickets early. Please see flyer attached for more info on getting your tickets. All Girl Scouts from Daisy to Ambassadors are welcomed for a great night spent with that significant adult male in their lives. Don’t forget to dress to the nines!

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