Category Archives: Girl Scouts News

Last call for “Marine Life” tour

Submitted by Jody Clair

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

This trip is open to Girl Scouts and one adult as paid participants. The Girl Scout MUST be in 4th grade or higher (through 12th) at time of travel. That means anyone finishing 3rd grade now can apply. The closing date for new participants is June 5, 2017. Don’t delay! Send your deposit and the applications in ASAP before time runs out! See the flyer for more information: Marine_Life_tour

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Troop 42852 pool party

Submitted by Aundrea Findish

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Our troop worked extra hard this year and sold more Girl Scout Cookies than planned, so we had an amazing pool party at Villa Sport. The girls all had so much fun sliding, splashing, and swimming!

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Girl Scout Night with the Grand Junction Rockies

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Save the date for Girl Scout Night with the Grand Junction Rockies on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017! The Rockies are generously offering free entry to Girl Scouts who come to the game in uniform. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited.

Friends and family can purchase tickets at the box office before the game. We’ll have more information closer to the game on how to purchase tickets for our Girl Scout section.

To help us plan, so the Grand Junction Rockies can set aside seats for our Girl Scout families, please let us know if you are interested at this link – www.SignUpGenius.com/go/904044BADA72AA57-girl2 . This does not obligate you to come, but does help us plan, so thank you for sharing your interest.

Game start is planned for 5 p.m. Questions? Please contact Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org. We hope to see you and your Girl Scouts there!

Girl Scouts honor heroes

Submitted by Carol Lucero

Metro Denver

Thornton

After the tragedy in Dallas, Thornton Girl Scouts collected 70 retired American flags and cut out the stars, packaging them with a note of thanks for every officer on the Dallas Police Force.

Since then, girls have continued to collect, cut/tag/bag almost 15,000 stars for veterans and first responders locally. 50 stars are also mailed to every department (fire, EMS, police, DOC) who suffers a line of duty death in the country- a staggering 208 heroes since Dallas.

The North Metro Fire Rescue Department is a main partner in this effort, as they collect retired flags from the public and donate them to our girls to continue this cause. All troops are invited to join us June 10, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Station 61 at 1275 Midway Blvd., Broomfield for their annual flag retirement ceremony. Help cut up flags and save stars for our program.

New this year is an essay contest on what the Flag means to you. The winner gets to read their essay at the Retirement and wins a $50 gift card. Enter here: http://bit.ly/2q6RqnK We hope to see you on the 10th!

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Girl Scout Day at the Air Force Academy

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A 300 foot long American Flag is unfurled on the field at Falcon Stadium during halftime activities as Air Force met the TCU Horned Frogs at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo. Sep 10, 2011. The Horned Frogs defeated Air Force 35-19. Both teams are 1-1 in season play.  (Air Force photo/ Sarah Chambers)

Submitted by Ashley Gullett

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Air Force Academy Football will host Girl Scout Day on October 14, 2017 vs. UNLV. This is a wonderful event that many Girl Scouts have taken advantage of over the years and we hope to continue this great tradition! Tickets are just $20 each and include game admission, a commemorative patch, and camping to follow the game. A portion of the ticket sales will also be donated back to Girl Scouts of Colorado! You can purchase these online using the “SCOUT” promo at goairforcefaclons.com or by calling the ticket office at 719-472-1895. Please contact Ashley Gullett if you have any further questions and we hope to see you at Falcon Stadium October 14!

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Royal Gorge Centennial bridging

Girl Scouts of all ages had a great time at the Royal Gorge Centennial bridging  outside of Canyon City! More than 100 girls bridged with over 200 friends and family celebrating with them. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed a beautiful day!

Our group gathered at the entry of the bridge for the start of the bridging ceremony. The Royal Gorge staff closed the bridge for just our group for our time on the bridge. GSCO Volunteer Jody Clair led our ceremony. Each troop level was honored in a special section recognizing program levels.

Girls came from all over the state to participate. It was fun to have such a large Girl Scout group bridging and walking across the bridge at the same time! After crossing the bridge, Girl Scouts, friends, and family enjoyed a reception with cupcakes and lemonade. Many troops stayed and enjoyed hiking around the gorge and activities at the bridge’s park afterwards.

A big THANK YOU goes to Brook Sklenar for organizing such a great event! We also really appreciate Dona Basham and her team at the Royal Gorge Bridge for being top notch hosts. They were great to work with! Our amazing volunteers ensured we had a successful event. A big thank you goes out to:

Jody Clair

Dana and Elise Vandegrift

Kathy and Genevieve Nameika

Debbie Swanson

Jay Sklenar

Thank you for helping make it a great day!

Silver Award: Realities for Children

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Kit B. was excited about doing her Silver Award to try to do something that benefited abused and foster children. She was passionate about this as she was a former foster child.

She contacted various organizations asking what types of things they might need or need done.

She ended up deciding to set up an annual drive at her church for Realities for Children. This one was hopefully the first of many.

This first one was very successful. She received over $500 and also collected some toys, clothes, and school supplies.

This has inspired her to do more and she has a couple of organizations she plans to volunteer with this summer.

Great job Kit! We are so proud of you!

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Girl Scout earns ALL Junior badges

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Submitted by Addison J.

Metro Denver

Centennial

Hi! My name is Addison J. I am 11-years-old and a current Girl Scout Cadette. When I was a Junior, I did something pretty amazing that I will always remember. I earned all of the Junior badges!

It all started when my mom , who is also my troop leader, let me take a look at the badge book to see if I was interested in any badges that I wanted to earn on my own. And, of course, there was – The Musician badge! Since I was very interested in guitar at the time, I thought it would be fun. It took me no time at all to earn it. That sparked a sudden interest in Junior badges and I decided to earn another one and it all spiraled from there.

I started earning harder badges like ones that involved going on mini-field trips. My mom and I scheduled different days to go take adventures to different places in Colorado such as: The Molly Brown House for the Playing in the Past badge, leading the Pledge of Allegiance with my troop at a city council meeting for the Inside Government badge, and many more fun activities.

My experience isn’t just about earning all of the Junior badges, but also earning all three of the Journeys too, which led me to earn the Summit Award! I learned a lot earning all of these badges. My Girl Scout sisters and mom were especially supportive toward me, which also led my troop members to earning their Summit Awards too. I will always remember my experience as a fun one!

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Host families needed

Submitted by Linda Fuller

Metro Denver

Denver

Do you have a daughter between the ages of 10 and 15? Would you consider being a host family for a girl of a similar age from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) July 14 – August 1, 2017?

We’re looking for Girl Scout families as our founder, Juliette Gordon Low, saw a stranger as a friend she hadn’t yet met. The girls are participants in a Chinese program known as Capable Teens, modeled on American Boy Scouting. You do your usual weekend family stuff and introduce a young girl from China to a sampler of an American way of life. During the week, the girls will be at Girl Scout Camp at Sky High Ranch in Woodland Park. The girls are excited (and nervous!) about spending time with your family in this immersion into American life.

Expectations of American families:

  • Be willing to live your normal lives with the addition of a young female guest from China as well as being welcoming, loving, offering fun experiences and opening your lives to her.
  • Provide normal American opportunities for her to practice her English, be a part of your family, and gain an understanding of Girl Scouting.
  • $300 stipend available to help.

By opening your door, you open a girl’s eyes to the real America: real people, experiences, and life. At the same time, your generosity of spirit creates a positive view of the United States that crosses borders—and lasts a lifetime. Your values as a Girl Scout will create a bond with a youth in a way you never expected, make a difference in the life of a girl, and help your children to learn and grow as they open their lives to another culture.

For more information, please contact Linda Fuller, Girl Scout Program Coordinator, Capable Teens USA
linda.j.fuller@hotmail.com 303-909-2264

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Girl Scouts to celebrate 20th anniversary of Women of Distinction in Denver: 426 extraordinary women honored

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Join Girl Scouts of Colorado in celebrating “20 years of Amazing Women” by honoring all of the Women of Distinction of the Denver-metro region. This year’s Event Chairs are Maria Garcia Berry, Woman of Distinction ’97; Jean Galloway, Woman of Distinction ’97; and Arlene Hirschfeld, Woman of Distinction ’97.

Since the Women of Distinction program began in 1997, Girl Scouts has honored 426 top women leaders in our community based on their remarkable achievements as business, community, and civic leaders. They are examples of corporate, civic, and philanthropic leadership and serve as role models for female leaders of tomorrow. The Women of Distinction program brings together a group of women dedicated to raising support for Girl Scout leadership programs.

Girl Scouts of Colorado will kick off the 20th anniversary celebration of the Women of Distinction program with a private reception on June 20, 2017 at the Colorado Auto Dealers Association from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The celebration concludes with the Thin Mint Dinner on October 19, 2017 at Denver Marriott Tech Center from 5:30 to  8:30 p.m. The event includes Thin Mint Cocktails and dessert made with Thin Mints, three-course meal, and event program.

For information regarding tickets and sponsorships, visit girlscoutsofcolorado.org/woddenver or contact Heidi Books at 303-607-4833 or at heidi.books@gscolorado.org.