Category Archives: Girl Scout News

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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Silver Award project focuses on older cat adoption

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Submitted by Kayla B.

Metro Denver

Denver

Kayla B. of Cadette Troop 1096 in Denver finished her Silver Award project in December 2016. Her project focused on raising awareness for older cat adoptions and she partnered with the Cat Care Society. Part of her project included creating educational brochures on the benefits of adopting an older cat and she made several presentations to senior living communities. She also made goodie bags to be given to the next ten older cats adopted at Cat Care Society.

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

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes: Applications now open

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The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes (http://barronprize.org/) celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. Established in 2001 by author T.A. Barron, the Barron Prize annually honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive impact on people, their communities, and the environment.

Since its inception, the Barron Prize has awarded more than half a million dollars to hundreds of young leaders and has won the support of the National Geographic Education Foundation, Girl Scouts of the USA, and National Youth Leadership Council, among other organizations.

The Barron Prize welcomes applications from public-spirited young people who are, on the April 15 deadline:

  • between the ages of 8 and 18 (not yet age 19)
  • permanent residents of and currently residing in the U.S.A. or Canada
  • currently working on an inspiring service project or have done so within the past 12 months
  • working as an individual to lead their service work. The Barron Prize does not accept applications from large groups of young people.

The Barron Prize is a wonderful opportunity for girls who are currently earning or have earned their Girl Scout Gold Award or girls who are working independently on their Bronze or Silver Awards.

Questions? Email highestawards@gscolorado.org

Learn more about this opportunity and apply online: http://barronprize.org/

Save the Date: 2017 Highest Awards Celebrations

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We are thrilled to announce the dates and locations for the spring 2017 Highest Awards Celebrations!

April 21, 6 p.m.
Center for American Values
Pueblo, CO

April 23, 2 p.m.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Loveland
Loveland, CO

April 30, 2 p.m.
Colorado Mesa University
Grand Junction, CO

May 5, 6 p.m.
Penrose House at El Pomar
Colorado Springs, CO

May 7, 2 p.m.
Denver Marriott Tech Center
Denver, CO

These celebrations are an opportunity to recognize the outstanding girls who have earned their Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award. All troops and/or girls who have earned their Bronze, Silver, or Gold since March 2016 are invited to participate in a celebration of their choice. In the spring, an RSVP form will be made available on our events page.

Gold Award recipients across the state will also be recognized at the “Gold Award Day at the Capitol” on Monday, April 10. Each Gold Award recipient is invited to participate in both regional celebrations as well as the “Day at the Capitol”.

Please note that the deadline to notify GSCO that you have earned your Bronze or Silver Award and participate in celebrations is March 1, 2017. Notify us now that your girls have earned their Bronze or Silver: http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/for-volunteers/forms-and-resources/bronze-and-silver-notification.html

Questions? Email Aimee Bianca at aimee.bianca@gscolorado.org

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Troop donates to local humane society

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Submitted by Samantha Lujan

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Girl Scout Troop 45246 visited their local El Paso County Humane Society and brought donations of toys, food, and blankets for the shelter pets. They also got to tour the facility and meet some really neat pets!

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

HURRY: 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. Captiv8 Photo Booth snaps included. 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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This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments too.

Aurora Cooks offers badge opportunity for Brownies

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Aurora Cooks is excited to present their first Brownie Girl Scout cooking class to fulfill all the requirements of the “Legacy Cook: Snacks” badge! Aurora Cooks is a recreational program through the City of Aurora. They have a beautiful professional teaching kitchen and create fun, healthy, and engaging cooking classes for all ages. They offer many practical classes in a warm and welcoming environment. In the summer and fall they have an on-site culinary garden where they harvest herbs, vegetables, and a few fruits for use in their classes.

In the Brownie Snack Badge workday, girls will discuss packaged food labels and make several sweet and savory snacks. Come play in the kitchen!

Stay tuned for more cooking classes for other levels of Girl Scouts. Check out all of their youth, family, and adult cooking classes at www.auroragov.org/cooking.

Here’s info on the Brownie Snack Badge workday:

Mon., Jan. 23rd, 2017

5:30-7:30 p.m.

$22.50 per Girl Scout

Expo Recreation Center: 10955 E. Exposition Ave. Aurora, CO 80012

Call (303) 326-8656 or email expokitchen@auroragov.org for more info or to register. Spots are limited, so register soon to reserve your Brownie’s spot.