Planting a forest

 

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Submitted by Amy Ibarraa
Steamboat Springs

Cadette Girl Scout Troop 11482 in Steamboat Springs and some Daisies and Brownies volunteered on Sunday, June 9, to plant trees as part of ReTree Steamboat. The trees were planted at Steamboat Ski Area where large sections of trees were devastated by the pine beetle epidemic. The efforts made by these volunteers will benefit generations in the future!

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Red Feather Girl Scouts are keeping their community clean

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Submitted by Lisa Westrope
Red Feather Lakes, CO

On Thursday, June 13th, The Red Feather Lakes Girl Scouts, Troop 4288 helped clean up their community, by picking up trash around Parvin Lake! The girls wore gloves, carried bags, and hiked around Parvin Lake, sharing stories, admiring the wild iris and golden pea wildflowers, as well as cleaning up garbage along the way! Afterwords, we enjoyed popsicles and a craft for Father’s Day! The girls really enjoyed doing something nice for the community and look forward to doing it again soon!

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Girl Scouts Highest Awardees honored in Colorado Springs

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The beautiful grounds of the Penrose House Garden Pavilion are always a treat to visit annually when we hold our Highest Awards Celebration in Colorado Springs. On Tuesday evening, May 28th, we enjoyed a beautiful evening as we honored seven of this year’s Colorado Gold Award recipients as well as dozens of Silver and Bronze Award recipients. It was a great evening to hear how these recipients have gained leadership through earning one of Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards!

Learn more about our 2013 Highest Awards season on the blog we wrote after the Highlands Ranch event in April.

A video capturing the essence of the Colorado Springs event, especially personal remarks from each of the Gold Awardees honored, can be viewed below.

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Information compiled and posted by Amanda Kalina, Director of Public Relations for Girl Scouts of Colorado, with assistance, including the videography and photography work, from Rachelle Trujillo, Chief Marketing Officer.

Cocktails & Cookie Creations raises funds for Routt County Girl Scouts

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Our May 30, 2013, Cocktails & Cookie Creations event at Catamount Ranch & Club in Steamboat Springs was a huge success! More than 80 people attended this inaugural event and helped raise more than $8,500, which will be used to provide Girl Scout programming in the area and to send Routt County Girl Scouts to Keystone Science camp.

Girl Scouts of Colorado thanks all event sponsors and chefs, Catamount staff and the many Routt County volunteers who made this possible. The chefs/restaurants involved included:

  • Catamount Ranch & Club, Golf Course, Chef Ben Hunt prepared Chicken Satay with Spicy Do-si-Dos Sauce
  • Catamount Ranch & Club, Lake House, Chef Dan Hoffman prepared Lamb Chop Thin Mint Mole
  • Creekside Café, Chef Joe prepared Ancho Tenderloin Crostini (Trefoils)
  • Moving Mountains, Chef Heather Craigen prepared Lemon & Almond Crusted Shrimp with Cilantro Pesto (Savannah Smiles)
  • Vista Verde Ranch, Chef Chol McGlynn prepared Shrimp Mole with Pineapple Salsa (Tagalongs)
  • Steamboat Grand, Chef Midnight Wahya prepared Samoa Crab Cakes

Lead sponsors for the event included Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation and Steamboat Motors. Beverage sponsors were South Side Liquors and Breckenridge Brewery.

In addition to fabulous creations made with Girl Scout Cookies, the evening included games, a silent auction and live entertainment by Todd Musselman. We are already looking forward to the 2nd annual event in Spring 2014.

Posted by Amanda Kalina, PR Director, Girl Scouts of Colorado, with assistance from Carol Griffin, Donor Services Manager, Girl Scouts of Colorado

Camp Spaces Available as of 6/12/13

FIRE UPDATE:

We are not anticipating disruption to our overnight camp sessions at this time. The safety of our girls is always our top priority. GSCO has strong emergency action and evacuation plans in place. We are in frequent contact with all local authorities so that we are prepared to deal with any fire conditions.  At this time, none of our camp properties are in danger from wild fires burning in the state. As updates are available, they will be posted to the GSCO Facebook page and the Girl Scouts of Colorado website. If any family is uncomfortable with sending their girl to a program, or participating in any programs due to their location in proximity to fires or evacuation center, we will grant their refund requests.

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Camp Name Dates
Day Camp DC03-Make a Mess-Faith Presbyterian Church-Colorado Springs Jun 24 – Jun 28, 2013
Day Camp DC03V-Make a Mess-Faith Presbyterian Church-Colorado Springs Jun 24 – Jun 28, 2013
Day Camp DC04-Show Stoppers-Sand Creek High School-Colorado Springs Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
Day Camp DC05-Dance Explorer-Rampart High School-Colorado Springs Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp DC05V-Dance Explorer-Rampart High School-Colorado Springs Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp DC06-Awesome Animals-Interlocken Park-Broomfield Jun 3 – Jun 7, 2013
Day Camp DC08-Monster Camp-Dedisse Park-Evergreen Jun 17 – Jun 21, 2013
Day Camp DC09-Neverland-Franktown Elementary-Franktown Jun 17 – Jun 21, 2013
Day Camp DC10-Animal Planet-Nottingham Park-Westminster Jun 17 – Jun 21, 2013
Day Camp DC10T-Animal Planet-Nottingham Park-Westminster Jun 17 – Jun 21, 2013
Day Camp DC11-Art in the Park-DeKoevend Park-Centennial Jun 24 – Jun 28, 2013
Day Camp DC16-Princesses on the Prairie-Plains Conserv Center-Aurora Jun 24 – Jun 28, 2013
Day Camp DC16T-Princesses on the Prairie-Plains Conserv Center-Aurora Jun 24 – Jun 28, 2013
Day Camp DC17-Explorers-City Park-Denver Jul 1 – Jul 3, 2013
Day Camp DC19-Art Explorers-Twisted Pine-Genesee Jul 8 – Jul 12, 2013
Day Camp DC25-Wild in the Outdoors-Nature and Raptor Center-Pueblo Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
Day Camp PA02-Sports & Nature Sampler-Bear Creek Reg Park-CoSprings Jun 17 – Jun 21, 2013
Day Camp PA03-Make a Mess-Faith Presbyterian Church-Colorado Springs Jun 24 – Jun 28, 2013
Day Camp PA04-Show Stoppers-Sand Creek High School-Colorado Springs Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
Day Camp PA05-Dance Explorer-Rampart High School-Colorado Springs Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp PA16-Princesses on the Prairie-Plains Conserv Center-Aurora Jun 24 – Jun 28, 2013
Day Camp PA25-Wild in the Outdoors-Nature and Raptor Center-Pueblo Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
Day Camp PAI05-Dance Explorer-Rampart High School-Colorado Springs Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp PAI10-Animal Planet-Nottingham Park-Westminster Jun 17 – Jun 21, 2013
Day Camp PAI11-Art in the Park-DeKoevend Park-Centennial Jun 24 – Jun 28, 2013
Day Camp PAI18-Girl Power-Interlocken Park-Broomfield Jul 8 – Jul 12, 2013
Day Camp PAI21-Oopy Goopy Science-DeKoevend Park-Centennial Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp – Bear Creek DC12-Canoeing-Bear Creek Lake Park-Morrison Jun 24 – Jun 28, 2013
Day Camp – Bear Creek DC13-Kayaking-Bear Creek Lake Park-Morrison Jun 24 – Jun 28, 2013
Day Camp – Bear Creek DC14-Windsurfing-Bear Creek Lake Park-Morrison Jun 24 – Jun 28, 2013
Day Camp – Bear Creek DC14V-Windsurfing-Bear Creek Lake Park-Morrison Jun 24 – Jun 28, 2013
Day Camp – Bear Creek DC20-Countries and Cultures!-Bear Creek Lake Park-Morrison Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
Day Camp – Bear Creek DC22-H2O Sports Sampler-Bear Creek Lake Park-Morrison Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp – Bear Creek DC22V-H2O Sports Sampler-Bear Creek Lake Park-Morrison Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp – Bear Creek PA20-Countries and Cultures!-Bear Creek Lake Park-Morrison Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
Day Camp – Bear Creek PAI20-Countries and Cultures!-Bear Creek Lake Park-Morrison Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS03-Brownie Discovery Camp Jun 23 – Jun 28, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS04-Scientifically Speaking… Jun 23 – Jun 28, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS06-Brownie Discovery Camp Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS07-Crayons and Creativity Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS08-Night Owls Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS11-Best 3-Day Camp Ever Jul 14 – Jul 16, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS14-It’s Your Camp-Create it! Jul 21 – Jul 26, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS15-Brownie Discovery Camp Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS19-CIT II Jul 7 – Aug 2, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS20-Archery Adventures Jun 23 – Jun 28, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS21-Archery Adventures Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS22-Archery Adventures Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM05-It’s Ur Wilderness Jun 23 – Jun 28, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM07-Rodeo Rider I Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM09-Citikids Wilderness Expo Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM10-Mountain Music Jul 7 – Jul 12, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM12-Backpack 101 Jul 7 – Jul 12, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM13-Backpack 102 Jul 14 – Jul 19, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM15-Rodeo Rider I Jul 14 – Jul 19, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM16-Blazing Saddles I Jul 21 – Jul 26, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM19-Rodeo Rider I Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM21-Rocks and Ropes Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR05-Wizarding Week Finale Jun 23 – Jun 28, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR06-Pony Tales Jun 23 – Jun 28, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR09-Bronze Bits N Bridles II Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR10-Silver Spurs I Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR12-Bronze Mustangs Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR13-Hollywood & Broadway Bound Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR14-Photography 4.0 Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR15-Silver Broncos Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR16-Adventure 4.0 Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR17-Golden Top Hand Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR24-Deep Space Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR27-Silver Spurs I Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR30-Program Aide Jun 30 – Jul 2, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR32-Program Aide Jul 21 – Jul 26, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR36-WIT II Jun 16 – Aug 2, 2013

Bringing toys to shelter animals for Bronze Award

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Submitted by Tina Saunders
Girls from Troop 2569 in Westminster earned their Bronze Award by making toys for animals in local adoption shelters. They also donated extra materials gathered for their projects. They made tug of war toys for dogs at the Boulder Humane Society which we delivered to our local PetSmart. The made happy socks for cats in a local adoption shelter called Almost Home for Cats. Lastly, they made toys for bunnies at the Colorado House Rabbit Society, which some of the girls learned about through a Take Action project last year for one of their Journeys.
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What is Perfect? – Cadette troop creates PSA

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 Our Cadette troop choose to work the MEdia Journey. Throughout the year we’ve learned a lot about how women are portrayed in the media and how those images affect how girls look at themselves (and how boys look at girls). We realized that the media is pushing an image of what “perfect” is, which then affects how friends influence each other through peer pressure to meet these standards. We went to a local middle school and conducted a survey of over 300 students to see how the pressure to be “perfect” affected them. We made a video about it and posted it on You Tube. You can find it by searching “What is perfect psa.”
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Take Action project for Troop 899 helps animals

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Submitted by Teri Lindsey
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Our troop of 13 Juniors made 162 fluffy cat beds and 88 cat toys to donate to the Denver Dumb Friends League as our Take Action project. The troop worked together to identify a need in our community, contacted the necessary people, found out how we could help and got to work!

We very much enjoyed our field trip to the Dumb Friends League to drop off the items – staff there told us that our donation was the largest they had ever received at one time! We were happy to learn how to work together as a team to meet a need in our community.

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Arvada girls deliver handmade comfort items, toys to area hospitals for Silver

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Submitted by Irene Zerr
Arvada
The four Cadettes of Girl Scout Troop 53124 spent their time gathering and making items for four local hospitals. They made and delivered 100 fleece blankets, 78 heart shaped pillows, and approximately 150 activity kits that they got from the my kid needs that website. They collected donations of diapers, wipes, games, puzzles, toys, and other baby items to give to these hospitals. It took 22 months and 400 hours of time to complete their Silver Project valued at $3,537. One volunteer told them they had delivered 202 miles of smiles. All four girls felt a great sense of satisfaction and joy when they delivered the items to the hospitals. They were surprised by how a seemingly small act of kindness made so many people so happy. Way to go, girls!
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Westminster Girl Scouts take babysitting course

 

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Submitted by Tina Saunders

Cadette Girl Scouts in Troop 20, 2569 and siblings took a babysitting course to become trained babysitters. Through this course the girls can start working on the Cadette Babysitter, Cadette First Aid and Cadette Entrepreneur badges. Great job girls and good luck on your businesses. They learned basic first aid, CPR for infants and children/adults, as well as some basic tools for babysitting.

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