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Girl Scout Day at the Butterfly Pavilion

Saturday, November 3, 2018

9 a.m. – 5 p.m

6252 W 104th Ave.

Westminster, CO 80020

Register at: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2018/girl_scout_day_at_th_988795276.html

Mark your calendars for one wild time! Girl Scouts are taking over Butterfly Pavilion on November 3 for a special day! Join us for a day of fun activities, crafts, and live animal encounters that will help you meet all the steps for your Brownie “Bugs” badge or Daisy “Make the World a Better Place” petal!

COST:

Individual adults: $12 (members $5)

Individual Girl Scouts: $8 (members $5)

Children under 2: FREE

That’s just $20 for adult and child individual, $10 for member adult and child!

TROOP RATE:

We are happy to offer group rates for troops if you meet the following criteria:

  • There are 10 or more guests in your group
  • You pay for the entire group with one payment
  • Basic troop pricing is:
    Adults: $10
    Children (2-12): $6
    Under 2: Free, as always

Girl Scout Day includes:

  • Access to all indoor and outdoor exhibits!
  • Girl Scout self-guided scavenger hunt (which can tick off many steps!)
  • A full schedule of programs, all centered around bugs, science, and making our world a better place!
  • Several stations with crafts, snacks, activities, and discussions set up throughout the Pavilion for groups to explore at their own pace — all based on the Brownie “Bugs” badge or Daisy “Make the World a Better Place” petal!
  • A certificate for having attended Girl Scout Day at Butterfly Pavilion!
  • Vendors with more games, crafts, activities, and giveaways!

There will be no timed classes this year, so more Girl Scouts can attend. However, your experience will meet all steps necessary to earn your Brownie “Bugs” badge or Daisy “Make the World a Better Place” petal.

Questions? Contact Marissa at mcopan@butterflies.org or (720) 974 – 1877.

CSA Times: August 2018

Do you dream of traveling far and wide?

Girl Scout Destinations, open to Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors, whisk you to exotic places where you’ll meet girls from all over the world. Now is the time to start thinking about where you’d like to go! Maybe you are interested in hiking Machu Picchu and experiencing Incan culture in Peru  or maybe South Africa  is more your speed, where you can spend time in Cape Town and on wilderness safari!

Get more information, download the application and check out the 2019and 2020 trip listings here! Round 1 applications are due December 1.

New Gold Award rubrics

Girl Scouts of Colorado is thrilled to publish new Gold Award rubrics for girls around the state to use to make their Gold Award journey successful and rewarding. The document includes a rubric for initial proposal approval and final approval, so girls can understand exactly what is expected of them throughout their Gold Award journey.

Older Girl Leadership Summits

Keep an eye out for both Gold Award Training and Take Action & Highest Awards Training at the Leadership Summit events coming up across the state this fall. Any girl interested in pursuing her Gold Award is required to attend training first, parents and leaders are welcome to attend as well. Highest Awards & Take Action is a general overview of Bronze, Silver, and a bit of Gold.
Girls will also have the opportunity to attend leadership enrichment workshops in:

  • Taking ownership of your Girl Scout experience– Whether you are ready to take a stronger leadership role in your troop or planning your experience as a Juliette, this course will take you through the steps to plan, budget and discover money-earning activities to make it all happen.
  • Let’s go on an adventure!– What better way to expand your horizons than through experiencing travel. Learn how to prepare yourself for the adventure, what opportunities are available, create a budget for you/your troop, and create a pitch to help gain interest and earn money.
  • Using your leadership skills for change – You have been developing leadership skills throughout your Girl Scouts experiences, now is the time to apply them to make the world a better place. Discover how to utilize the skills you have and connect with something you are passionate about to make a plan to create change.
  • “Selling” your Girl Scout experience – Participating in Girl Scouts is a unique leadership opportunity that can set you apart from the crowd. Identify those skills that put you at the top, learn how to apply them to your resume or scholarship essays and practice a formal introduction that identifies you as a girl of courage, confidence and character.

Check out our events page for information on registering for a Leadership Summit in your area!

Job shadowing opportunity

A local tech company Gusto has developed an exciting job shadowing opportunity for Seniors and Ambassadors. A lucky 10 girls will participate in a three-part shadowing experience where they will learn what it takes to build and manage a software launch by exploring engineering, product, and design. If this is something that your girl would be interested in, please email Emily Speck.
Application and more information

Show off your STEM skills

We are looking for girls and adults to record short how-to videos for some of the STEM activities. More information and how to participate can be found on the blog.

Upcoming deadlines

September 18: OGAB Applications
The Older Girl Advisory Board (OGAB) is seeking new members from all regions. OGAB is a group of 14 girls, grades 9-12, from across Colorado who participate in feedback around Older Girl programming statewide. We are looking for girls who are wanting to grow their leadership experience and turn their experience in action. Ready to apply?  Start your application today! Applications and 2 reference letters are due by September 18, 2018.
Questions? Contact Emily Speck​

September 30: Highest Award Notification
All girls who have bridged to Cadettes or Seniors have until September 30 to notify GSCO they have earned their Bronze or Silver Award, respectively. Fill out the online Bronze or Silver Award notification form  to let us know that your girls have earned a highest award.

What is your secret to success?

Girls will have the unique opportunity to ask that question and more, of top women leaders in a fun and engaging format. Girls in grades 6-12 will connect with Pikes Peak-area professionals in a variety of industries including technology, construction, healthcare, public service, and entrepreneurship.  Conversation stations will introduce girls to more than 20 women, and breakout sessions will dive deeper into career options. Online registration and more detailed information coming soon! Contact debbie.swanson@gscolorado.org with questions.

SECRETS TO SUCCESS Connecting girls to professional women.
powered by Girl Scouts of Colorado
sponsored by AT&T
hosted by University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
October 20, 2018
8:30 am-12:30 pm
Centennial Hall, UCCS

Travel webinars

Are you interested in learning more about older girl travel opportunities? Join us on a fall travel webinar! Watch our events page and blog for more information on how to join these trainings.

  • General Travel Webinar: Tuesday, October 2, 6 – 7 p.m. Learn about the variety of travel opportunities available for troops and individual girls. Topics include: troop travel resources, GSUSA travel opportunities, money earning for travel and travel tips.
  • Destinations Webinar: Thursday, October 4, 6 – 7 p.m. Learn about the Destination options for 2019 and 2020, review the Destination application process and talk about what to expect on a Destination trip.

Ask OGAB

Have some burning questions to ask other Girl Scouts? The Older Girl Advisory Board is now accepting questions about Girl Scouts and life as an older Girl Scout. Send your questions to emily.speck@gscolorado.org and OGAB will respond to your post on the GSCO blog.

Does your girl want to receive this newsletter in her inbox? Girls 13 and older can fill out this form to have it automatically be sent to them!

Upcoming events

Girl Scout Day at the Colorado Rockies
August 26, Denver

Xcel Energy Day of Service
September 8, Lakewood

Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA – Path to the Stars Book Signing
September 11, Littleton
Sylvia Acevedo will discuss and sign Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist (Clarion Books), her inspiring memoir for young readers about a Latina rocket scientist whose early life was transformed by joining the Girl Scouts and who currently serves as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA. Check out our events calendarfor more information.

Outdoor Adventure Club Explorers Boating & Archery 
September 15
September 16

Older Girl Outdoor Journey Weekend
September 21-23, Sky High Ranch
Cadette spots are SOLD OUT, still openings for Senior and Ambassadors!

Outdoor Adventure Club Trailblazers Mountain Biking & Canoe
September 22 
September 23

Careers in Construction Day
September 29, Colorado Springs

Outdoor Adventure Club Trailblazers Magic Sky Overnight with Fishing & Climbing 
October 13-14

Outdoor Adventure Club Explorers Hamp Hut Overnight & Rock Climbing 
October 26-27
October 27-28
November 3-4

Save the Date: 

Older Girl Leadership Summits
August 25, Colorado Springs
September 8, Loveland
September 29, Denver & Durango
October 13, La Junta
October 20, Grand Junction
Check the events page for more information!

Secrets to Success
October 20, Colorado Springs
January 26, Grand Junction
More details coming soon!

Engineering Day at Colorado School of Mines
November 10, Golden
More details coming soon!

Volunteer Spotlight: Julie Southern

Girl Scouts of Colorado is celebrating extraordinary volunteers throughout the state in honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month. Julie Southern of Arvada in the Metro Denver region currently volunteers with her daughter’s troop and the Outdoor Adventure Club. She is also a shining example of the wonderful role Girl Scout volunteers play in the lives of girls and our community.

GSCO asked Julie to answer a few quick questions about her volunteer experience. We hope you find her as inspiring as we did.

Why did you become a Girl Scout volunteer?

When my daughter joined Girl Scouts, I just naturally volunteered to be with her and experience the activities with her. I had not been a Girl Scout, so I was not sure what to expect. I continue to be overly impressed with the entire organization and lovely women in the program. The quality of programming and adventures that are planned for these young women is awesome. I am a middle school teacher and I truly appreciate that my own middle school girl has these opportunities. Therefore, I want to give back to this wonderful group and help out in anyway possible.

Tell us about your different volunteer roles as a Girl Scout.

I volunteer with the troop and also with the Outdoor Adventure Club. When I volunteer with the troop, I take on many different roles from leading meetings, to traveling with the troop to Girl Scout properties and being a camp leader, and just being a support for our leaders.  

With the Outdoor Adventure Club, I have had the amazing opportunity to support the girls in the countless adventures they have been challenged to accomplish. I have lead small groups, games, night time discussions and recaps, and just been their to support the organization. Anna Danilla has planned such amazing opportunities for these girls. I have been by the Girl Scouts as they encouraged each other through small cave spaces, down the face of a mountain, bouldering up a rock field, biking through the field, dog sledding, swimming, wilderness survival skills, archery, and so much more. To witness the growth, leadership, and encouragement that these girls give to each other is an honor.

What have you learned as a Girl Scout volunteer?

I have learned as a Girl Scout volunteer that being able to be by the sides of these young women is an honor. If I can continue to turn the responsibility of the experience and problem solving on the girls, they will learn and grow. I have to be willing to step aside and let these girl’s thrive. They never cease to amaze me.

What do you hope girls have learned from you?

I hope that the Girl Scouts learn that anything is truly possible if you keep trying. I also hope they learn to set personal goals, to try THEIR best, to do THEIR hardest, and to have FUN! By focusing on doing their own best, then they can achieve their goals.

How has your experience as a volunteer helped you become a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader)?

See answers above.  I know that working with Girl Scouts has challenged me as well. Trusting that the girl is going to safely handle a bow and arrow, a kayak, to hold the line as you mountain climb is truly being a risk-taker. Also, the Girl Scouts are so encouraging of each other and of the adults that are choosing to take the challenge by choice. In the cave, we all had to guide each other through the crevices and tunnels because you literally could not see what was up in front of you. This made me be very clear in the directions and questions to the girls around me to help me get through the experience as well.

In nature, you can make plans and be prepared, but sometimes you have to adjust to plan C and plan D.  I think that is when the natural innovator in me and the girls comes out. It is so great to have the girls modify and come up with solutions when the first ideas get washed away with the weather. It is such a great experience to be by these girls as well and I continue to learn from them.

Want to nominate a volunteer for Girl Scouts of Colorado to spotlight? Please email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

Upcoming Spring Archery Level 1 Training Dates

GSCO has several upcoming options for you to become USA Archery Level 1 certified!

Adults who have completed Archery Level 1 certification are able to manage an archery course to facilitate an archery program for their troop or other Girl Scout event. The Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course provides graduates the necessary tools to maintain a high level of safety both on and off the archery range and ensures that minimum Girl Scout standards for archery instruction are consistently taught to provide for the safety and enjoyment of the participants, instructors and spectators. Level 1 Instructors are well prepared to teach beginner archery programs to all ages (Brownie and older) and abilities in a variety of both indoor and outdoor settings in the disciplines of target, field or 3-D archery. The Level 1 Instructor will learn about range safety, range setup, the steps of shooting, equipment and repair, programs and lesson plans.

Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 9am – 4pm
Location: Twisted Pine Lodge, Genesee, CO
Fee: $45
Notes: Cooking and Camping (8hr class) is also offered at Twisted Pine on Sunday, April 8th.

How to register: http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2018/usaa_archery_level_1_229785781.html

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: 9am – 4pm
Location: Sky High Ranch, Woodland Park, CO
Fee: $50 (lunch is included in this price)

How to register: http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2018/usaa_archery_level_1.html

Date: Sunday, June 17, 2018
Time: 9am – 4pm
Location: Twisted Pine Lodge, Genesee, CO
Fee: $45
Notes: Cooking and Camping (8hr class) is also offered at Twisted Pine on Saturday, June 16.

How to register: http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2018/_usaa_archery_level_.html

More summer training dates are in the works, and this blog will be updated once those registrations are available!

After completion of the Level 1 Archery certification, adult volunteers can rent the GSCO traveling archery set from the Denver office for $50/ day of use.

To reserve the archery gear, questions on upcoming training, locations of ranges or any other questions about GSCO archery contact Marissa.Rooney@gscolorado.org.

Outdoor Equipment Rental through GSCO

Girl Scouts of Colorado has outdoor equipment and gear at the Denver office for your troop to use on your next outdoor adventure!

Did you know you can rent/reserve all sorts of gear from your Denver office? Most items have a minimal service charge for renting and items include; tents, pop-up canopies, ice chests, water coolers, lummi sticks, parachutes, compass kits, and more! We also have a traveling archery set including bows, arrows, targets and safety equipment. Archery equipment can only be rented by coordinating directly with Marissa.rooney@gscolorado.org as we need to verify leader archery certification.

Follow the steps below to view available outdoor gear and to reserve for your next adventure:

1) Go to http://girlscoutsofcolorado.checkfront.com/reserve/
2) Click on Equipment Rental (see listings)
3) Browse the items and click ‘book now’ when you’re ready
4) Enter the dates in which you want to use the equipment and enter the quantity
5) Please read the “terms and conditions” as they have changed as of Jan 3, 2018
6) Follow the steps to input your information and finish your reservation
7) Marissa Rooney (Outdoor Programs Coordinator) will contact you with one week of you making a reservation and will arrange a time to pick-up and drop-off equipment. Pick up and drop off times are dependent on GSCO staff availability. Our outdoor program staff is often out of the office and in the field, so please do NOT show up at the office without a planned pick up or drop off time as there will be no one to assist with getting or receiving your gear.

Gear Reservation Policies

  • All reservations need to be made at least 2 weeks in advance. Most equipment pieces are listed as an ‘overnight’ item which means you have them from mid-day starting the first day you reserved them to the following morning. (Ex: if you reserved Lummi Sticks for Tuesday, March 6th, 2018, you can pick up the Lummi sticks Tuesday early afternoon and will need to return them to the Denver office by Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by late morning (similar to a hotel night reservation)).
  • If you need to pick-up or drop-off equipment outside of your event dates, please add those dates into your reservations, so they go through the system and are reserved for only you!
  • Pick up and drop off times for gear are dependent on GSCO staff availability. Our outdoor program staff is often out of the office and in the field, so please do NOT show up at the office without a planned pick up or drop off time as there will be no one to assist with getting or receiving your gear.

For questions or more information contact Marissa.Rooney@gscolorado.org

 

Connections: Have you seen our new camp offerings?

Summer camp registration round two is open now!

We’ve just opened up more spaces of popular camp sessions, along with a few new offerings, check them out! Lock in Early Bird pricing by paying camp balances in full by April 30.

Session spotlight: Summer Heat Fire Camp for Seniors and Ambassadors
A unique leadership experience led by female firefighters from the Colorado Springs Fire Department. Girls will gain hands-on experience in firefighting, leadership, and teamwork over a week spent on real drills and training.

Can’t wait for summer? Visit Tomahawk on April 20-22 for Tomahawk Ranch Robotics Troop Camp – open for registration now.

For more camp fun, check our website for open houses at our beautiful properties.

Register for camp

Girls across Colorado are out learning the 5 Skills while they sell cookies. We’re more than halfway through the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program, which ends on March 11, and we love seeing the amazing #BlingYourBooth entries, Best Cookie Dad stories, and more!

2018 Cookie Program is a smash!

Eden from Colorado Springs told us about her Cookie Dad on the GSCO Blog:

My dad works really hard in the Army and I know he would love to kick back and relax and watch the Super Bowl or the Olympics, but he gives his time to me and my siblings instead. I think he’s the one that deserves a gold medal because he’s an awesome, giving Cookie Dad!

Keep sending us your stories, and visit our website for cookie dates and info.

More cookie stories

New online resources

We’ve been updating some resources to make your life easier. Check them out:

You’ll find these resources and much more in the My GS – Volunteer Toolkit. The toolkit is not just for volunteers. Families can access badge and Journey plans, articles on raising awesome girls, information about Girl Scout traditions and much more. Check it out today!

April 22 is National Girl Scout Leaders’ Day

Encourage your Girl Scouts to show their appreciation of troop leaders, troop support volunteers, and helpers by doing something special for them, like making a card or taking time out in a troop meeting to say thank you.

Ways to say thanks

e-Learning: Not just for volunteers

Our free e-learning portal offers all kinds of interesting classes that are open to everyone! Take a little time to participate in a class and enrich your Girl Scout experience.

Start e-learning today »

Join Daisy’s Circle monthly giving

We are Girl Scout Sisters.
We often talk about the benefits girls receive by being members of Girl Scouts: New skills, confidence, and lifelong friendships, to name a few. We never really talk about what adults get out of Girl Scouting. Read one volunteer’s story.

It’s so easy to join! The bigger the circle, the bigger the impact!

Join today

Upcoming Events

March 17, April 28, May 12: Girls in STEM days, Keystone
Each program day will highlight a STEM Career, female professionals and a chance to make new friends in an all girl, empowering environment. 

Save the date!

To be notified when registration opens for these events, please contact Lori Thompson.

  • May 5: Daisy Flower Garden Journey at the Denver Botanic Gardens
  • June 10: Girl Scout Swim Party at Pirate’s Cove, Englewood
  • June 15: Girl Scout Bridging and Overnight with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox

Want event details delivered to your inbox weekly? Sign up for the Events email at gscoblog.org.

Best Cookie Dad contest: My dad is a cookie rockstar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submitted by Leah

Metro Denver

Littleton

Hi! My name is Leah and I am a 6th grader. My dad is a cookie rockstar. I’ve been selling cookies since kindergarten and he helps drive the cookies to the cookie booth and helps me set up my table and chairs. He likes to sing songs and dance around our cookie booth!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form and is part of the 2018 contest for Best Cookie Dad.  Is your Cookie Dad the best? Tell us about him and he’ll win a cool prize!

Smart Cookie: Feb. 19, 2018

Last week to #BlingYourBooth

We had a beautiful holiday weekend to kick off council-sponsored booths and Girl Scouts were out selling in style! Did you #BlingYourBooth? Don’t forget to post a photo to the Girl Scouts of Colorado Facebook page with the hashtag #BlingYourBooth. Entries are due Feb. 22. First prize is $200 in Cookie Credits! Contest details and rules »

Have s’more fun and win

Let’s celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, Feb. 23-25, with GSCO’s new Girl Scout S’mores contest. Together with Little Brownie Bakers, Girl Scouts of Colorado is announcing two new ways for girls and troops to win big when promoting Girl Scout S’mores cookies!

Decorate your booth with a s’mores theme for a chance to win a Girl Scout Cookie costume and a jumbo cookie box filled with Girl Scout S’mores for you to enjoy. You are welcome to enter your booth into both the #BlingYourBooth contest and S’mores Booth contest as long as it has a s’mores theme. Two booths will be selected by an independent panel to receive the prize. The booth can take place at any time, but entries must be received between Feb. 23-25. To enter, just email a photo of your s’mores-themed booth to GSCO Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper, being sure to include a little information about your troop, your cookie sales strategy, and Hometown Hero. The winners will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27.

For troops, every two cases of Girl Scout S’mores taken from the cupboard starting today through the end of the cookie program will earn you an entry into a contest. Two troops will be chosen at random from the entries to receive a cookie costume and a jumbo cookie box filled with Girl Scout S’mores for their troop to enjoy.

S’mores selling tips

Be sure to lead with Girl Scout S’mores! Instead of asking customers “Would you like to buy Girl Scout Cookies?”, start the conversation with “I’ve got Girl Scout S’mores, would you like to try them? These cookies were so popular last year we sold out quickly.”

Booth etiquette reminders

With the start of council-sponsored booths, it’s a good time to remind the girls and families in your troop about booth etiquette. Ask girls to be polite and thank people whether they purchase or not. Be courteous to arriving troops and have your table packed and ready to move at the end of your time slot. Clean up all trash and remove all empty cases. Remember that girls make all sales, but an adult should have the money on their person at all times.

Earn the Gift of Caring Patch

Salute America’s heroes by selling 50 (or more) packages of Gift of Caring Girl Scout Cookies between Sunday, Feb. 4, and Sunday, March 11, 2018. Any Girl Scout who does will receive a free, special-order fun patch after completing this online form. Be sure to include your goals and troop number, along with a fun pic of you and your troop. The deadline to complete the form is Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

This patch is for Girl Scouts of Colorado girl members only.

Important Dates

  • Feb. 23-25: National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend
  • March 11: Cookie program ends
  • March 13: Rewards orders due in eBudde

Single event registration open for the Ski and Snowboard weekend

For all girls in 7th- 12th grade, registration is now open for single event passes for the Outdoor Adventure Club’s Ski and Snowboarding weekend with an overnight at Tomahawk Ranch on Jan. 26, 2018 at 7 p.m.  – Jan. 28 at 10 a.m.

What would a Colorado outdoor adventure program be without a ski day? We are excited to bring back this favorite event from last year’s OAC. This is one of our more ambitious events of the program year as we organize a charter bus, ski lessons, and manage our group of girls in a very busy public area.  Due to these factors, some of our registration processes and event details for this event differs from other events.

  • Registration Timeline: In order to reserve ski tickets, arrange lessons and order a charter bus for the correct number of participants, registration for will close on January 3. NOTE: After this point we will have reserved tickets, bus spots, and lessons.  Any cancellations of single event passes that occur after this date will be not be given a refund. After January 3, we will post a full event letter to your CampInTouch account.
  • Buddy Requests: We will honor one buddy request per girl for overnight cabin assignments, but ski/ snowboard groups will be determined by skill level and we can not guarantee girls will be with their buddy for ski groups – see below for more information.
  • Ski/Snowboard Group: On Saturday, ski/snowboard groups will be split up based on the information submitted in the “OAC Skill Level” form submitted in your CampInTouch account.  You are able to update this form at any point before January 3. Girls are welcome to snowboard, and should still rank their skill level of snowboarding on the form. NOTE: Girls attending with a single event pass MUST have ski experience of intermediate or higher, as we will not be providing lessons to single event pass purchases. Beginner lessons are being provided as part of the passport program. Due to the high cost of lessons, this is not an option for single event purchases.The intermediate and advanced ski/snowboard groups will be in small groups with two Girl Scout staff members or volunteers; all of whom are comfortable skiers/snowboarder and will be present for supervision and support. However, these volunteers are not trained ski instructors and will not offer professional instruction. As a reminder, the skill level options are:
    • Intermediate 1: Has skied/snowboarded 3-8 times and is comfortable going down green slopes with adult support, but minimal instruction.
    • Intermediate 2: Has skied/snowboarded 5 or more times and is comfortable going down blue slopes with adult support, but minimal instruction.
    • Advanced: Significant skiing/snowboarding experience and comfortable on black slopes.
  • Gear Rental: This is the only event of the OAC year where we require participants to provide their own gear. All participants will be required to bring their own ski or snowboard gear with them to drop off at Tomahawk Ranch on Friday night. If you do not have your own gear, please make arrangements ahead of time. The event letter posted on January 3 will include a complete packing list, as well as links to options for rentals.
  • Arrival/ Departure: All participants should plan to attend the full weekend: meet at Tomahawk on Friday night, travel to and from A-Basin on the group bus, and be picked up Sunday morning. We are not able to coordinate families meeting the OAC group at A-Basin on Saturday. We will only allow this in very special circumstances.

To Register: 

https://girlscoutsco.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/camper/App

Instructions on How to Register: 

https://girlscoutsofcolorado.desk.com/customer/portal/articles/2856689.

We also need adult volunteers who are comfortable chaperoning a group of girls on blues or above for Saturday only from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Your ticket to A-Basin is included!

We hope to see you there! Email Anna Danila at anna.danila@gscolorado.org to volunteer or with any questions.

About the Outdoor Adventure Club

The Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) is GSCO staff-led program for older Girl Scouts offering monthly high adventure activities such as mountain biking, rock climbing, white water rafting, and skiing.  Passport sales for the OAC have closed, but girls can register for individual events with single passes. Single event passes for the OAC Explorers (6th grade) are $100/ girl, and single event passes for the OAC Trailblazers are $75/ girl. Sign up at the links below to be notified as soon as single event registration opens for a program:

For more information and to see a list of upcoming events: http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/adventure

Support Girl Scouts of Colorado on Colorado Gives Day

Year-round, you support our efforts to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.  On December 5, 2017, you can make your gift go even further. Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide effort to celebrate and increase philanthropy through online giving. To make giving even easier, schedule your donation TODAY by using this link: https://www.coloradogives.org/GirlScouts/overview

By supporting Girl Scouts of Colorado on Colorado Gives Day, your donation dollars go further than they would on any other day of the year. That’s because the FirstBank Incentive Fund increases all donations made on December 5!  Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the incentive fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated.

Schedule your donation today or give on December 5 at https://www.coloradogives.org/GirlScouts/overview. Once you do, share one of these two images on your social media accounts and be sure to tag Girl Scouts of Colorado.