Apply to be a GSCO Delegate
Girl Scouts of Colorado is requesting applications for delegates to attend the 2020 National Council Session. Apply online.
Delegates to the National Council Session must be registered Girl Scout members, at least 14 years of age, and be willing to serve a three-year term (2020-2023).
Delegates and Alternates must commit to participating in preparatory conference calls and webinars and attending all meetings of the National Council Session in Orlando, Florida, October 21-25, 2020.
Celebrate “Holidays the Girl Scout Way”
When Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts in 1912, one of her goals was to make Girl Scouts available to all girls. From that first troop gathering of 18 culturally and ethnically diverse girls, Juliette broke the conventions of the time—reaching across class, cultural, and ethnic boundaries to ensure all girls had a place to grow and develop their leadership skills.
This holiday season:
- Embrace the diversity in Girl Scouts and the world around us.
- Embrace the Girl Scout value of giving back through community service.
- Give the gift of Girl Scouts so that all may participate.
Daisy’s Circle, named for our founder, is Girl Scouts of Colorado’s monthly giving program. $19.12 per month can provide nine girls with annual Girl Scout memberships. That’s nine more girls who will join this amazing organization with its 107-year history of living and celebrating The Girl Scout Way.
Special “Holidays the Girl Scout Way” Offer
Join Daisy’s Circle any time during December 2019 and receive a coupon for a 40% discount and free shipping from the Girl Scouts of Colorado Shop! *
Celebrate “Holidays the Girl Scout Way” by joining Daisy’s Circle!
* Discount applies to transactions completed in-person at Girl Scout Shop in Denver, via phone at 1-855-472-7026 or email Retail@gscolorado.org. Coupon cannot be combined with other offers, used on prior purchases, transferred, copied or used online or through Girl Scouts of the USA. Offer limited to in-stock merchandise only based on availability. Expires 3/31/2020.
Are you ready for the Cookie Program?
Check out the Cookie Volunteer Checklist to see if you are on track!
- Troop leaders and/or troop cookie managers please make sure your troop has submitted and ACH agreement form and a TCM agreement form.
- Check your troop rosters now to make sure all girls participating in your troop have current memberships.
- If there are girls on your roster who are not participating in your troop, contact your volunteer support specialist to update your roster.
- The deadline to transfer girls between troops or to note them as inactive in your troop is January 10.
Please remember that no additional money-earning activities may take place during the cookie program – from February 2 (Cookie Program start) to March 18, 2020. (ACH debit).
If you have questions about the Cookie Program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Service Awards
Recognize outstanding volunteers
Girl Scout volunteers change the lives of girls in their communities every day. Some volunteers go above and beyond all expectations and have a positive impact on their troop and/or their service unit and sometimes the whole council.
Recognize an outstanding volunteer by nominating them for a Volunteer Recognition Award. Nominators are responsible for ensuring that enough endorsements are submitted to support their nomination of a volunteer for an award. Your volunteer support specialist can check nomination and endorsement submissions for you.
Nominations are due on or before March 31 of each year. The form to nominate a volunteer for an award will go live in January. Now would be a great time to designate a service unit team member to coordinate nominations and endorsements!
More information about the awards and the number of required endorsements for each award, is listed on the volunteer appreciation page on our website and in theVolunteer Recognition Award Guide. You can also learn more about how to write strong nominations and endorsements.
Questions? Please contact your Volunteer Support Specialist or Customer Support at email@example.com.
Outdoor Program News
Summer Camp updates
Save the date! Camp registration opens January 23!
The outdoor program team is hard at work planning summer camp season 2020! Both Sky High Ranch and Tomahawk Ranch have tons of awesome sessions with time on the zip-line, at the farm, hiking, or trips all over Colorado! Look for more information in the camp mailer sent to homes in early January and on the camp website.
Outdoor Adventure Club
Registration is open for January Outdoor Adventure Club events! The OAC Trailblazers (7th – 12th grade) are going ice climbing and having an overnight at Sky High January 11 – 12. The OAC Explorers (6th grade) are having a winter fun adventure with ice skating, snow activities and outdoor cooking. For more information visit the OAC website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Events at Camp!
Expedition and Mini Expedition Antarctica
January 17 -19, 2020
Are you ready to test your mettle against the elements?! Join us for an introduction to winter camping at Sky High Ranch for you and your guy! This Friday-Sunday excursion will introduce cold-weather tent camping, basic survival skills, and tips and tricks of the trade. Weather depending, we will practice snow skills such as snowshoeing, shelter building, and ice fishing. If we don’t have enough snow, we’ll do more general survival skills and camp activities such as archery and farm. Our special guest instructor this year will be Jessie Krebs, head instructor at SERE Training. We will set up tents outside the lodge, so campers can come inside if the weather gets too intense. We’ll have plenty of hot cocoa and cider as well! Register now. Spaces are limited!
This camp is for girls and the significant male role model/guardian (age 18+) in their lives. Girls should register with the adult male who will be attending. Adults can come with multiple daughters, if desired. Limited accommodations are available for campers who wish to attend with a female adult instead. Please contact email@example.com if you’d like more information about special accommodations. This is classified as a family event, not a troop event, so each child must have a parent/guardian attend with them. All attendees (girls and adults) must have a current Girl Scout membership. Don’t want to spend the night? We have an Saturday only option for all levels of Girl Scouts. Register here.
We have lots of fun events planned that you can enjoy with your family, friends, or your troop! Invite a non-Girl Scout friend to any of these events and show her how fun Girl Scouts can be. Check the events calendar for more exciting events in your community.
Girl Scout Pajama Jam with the Denver Nuggets
January 11, Denver
Join us for our annual Girl Scout Pajama Jam with the Denver Nuggets on January 11! All Girl Scouts are invited to cheer on the Nuggets as they take on the Cleveland Cavaliers and have a sleepover after the game! The troop with the most ticket referrals will be invited to have a Girl Scout cookie booth at the end of the Nuggets game on February 23!
Secrets to Success
January 25, Grand Junction
April 18, Greeley
What is your Secret to Success? Girls will have the unique opportunity to ask that question and many more of top local women leaders at the 2020 Secrets to Success events. Every girl has the power to become what she dreams to be. We are helping today’s girls overcome the challenges they face, giving them the tools they need to become successful leaders. Any girl in grades 6th – 12th is invited to Secrets to Success.
Girl Scout Night with the CO Avalanche
February 13, Denver
Join us for Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Avalanche! All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited. Cheer on the Avalanche as they take on the Washington Capitals. The troop with the most ticket referrals will get to have a cookie booth at the game! Last year’s troop sold over 500 packages at their booth!
Save the Date: CO Women’s Hall of Fame Patch Workshop
April 4, Grand Junction
Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to earn a Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame patch. This new patch program launched in January 2019 to provide girls across the state an opportunity to learn the stories of women who shaped Colorado and our nation’s history with courage, leadership, intelligence, and creativity.
Save the Date: Mean Girls
April 10, Denver
Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors save the date for a night out at Mean Girls! Limited discounted tickets available for Girl Scouts at the 7:30 p.m. performance on Friday, April 10, 2020. Limited tickets available for $54/person. Troops will be seated together. Tickets will go on sale through the GSCO events calendar late February 2020.
Save the Date: Secrets to Success
April 18, Greeley
What is your Secret to Success? Girls will have the unique opportunity to ask that question and many more of top local women leaders at our first Northern Colorado program. Any girl in grades 6-12 is invited to the program. Emailcarol.firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the interest list. Share save the date flier now!
Save the Date: Statewide Bridging at the Royal Gorge
May 2, Cañon City
Save the Date: Daisy Flower Garden Journey at Denver Botanic Gardens
May 17, Denver
Registration will open March 2020.