Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Avalanche

Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Avalanche is February 16, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Pepsi Center (1000 Chopper Circle Denver, CO 80204).  All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited. Cheer on the Avalanche as they take on the St. Louis Blues.

The troop with the most ticket referrals will get to have a cookie booth at the game! Last year’s troop sold more than 500 packages at their booth. Ticket buyers will be contacted directly by the Avalanche Ticketing Office to provide a troop number for referral. All ticket buyers will be entered to win exclusive pre-game experiences.

Tickets range from $25 – $53. Purchase tickets ASAP as this offer is subject to change or sell out.

Questions? Contact Kiley Long with the Colorado Avalanche at (303) 405 – 7625 or Kiley.long@teamkse.com.

This is not a drop off event. All Girl Scouts must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader.

Purchase tickets at: https://ticketing.axs.com/PickASection.aspx?t=6933BBBE8D64AF37C1F841D&og=-1

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Helping “stalemate” the beavers

Submitted by Lisa Herrmann

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

It is a tradition in our troop to help someone in our community. One such effort went to help lakes in the Pella Crossing area. After the flood, things changed in the way the lakes were made up, and some pesky beavers were trying to block the flow of water between the lakes, which in turn would have flooded newly planted vegetation. We helped their pipe system that keeps the water flowing!  Afterwards, a ranger took us to show how it all worked.

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

Colorado Gives Day is TOMORROW

Year-round, you support our efforts to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.  TOMORROW (December 4, 2018) 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 4!  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 NOW or give TOMORROW 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.

Girls Lead the Way conference at Colorado School of Mines

Help us spread the word for this year’s Girls Lead the Way leadership conference hosted by the Society of Women Engineers collegiate and professional sections at Colorado School of Mines!

During the conference, high school girls (grades 9-12) will interact with current Mines students and faculty in three, hour-long engineering and/or applied math and sciences activities designed to engage students with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors at Mines. The event also includes a majors panel, where the girls will hear highlights of each major from department representatives, a parents/guardians’ information session hosted by Mines Undergraduate Admissions (optional), and a campus tour (optional).

This year’s theme, “Boldly Go Where No Woman Has Gone Before,” reflects the conference’s goal of empowering young women with the knowledge that they are capable of pursuing and thriving in STEM education and careers.

When:

Saturday, February 2, 2019

9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

(check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)

(optional campus tour 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.)

Where: 

Colorado School of Mines

Student Center

1200 16th St.

Golden, CO 80401

Register today! Open until January 14, 2019 or when 200 registrants is reached. A waitlist will be added once capacity is met.

https://apply.mines.edu/register/GLTW2019

Cost – $30 per student

This covers a continental breakfast, lunch, and activities supplies.
There is no charge to parents/guardians for the optional sessions. Lunch is not included for parents/guardians.

We do not want program cost to be a barrier for participation. There are a limited number of scholarships available to cover the cost of this event. If you have a girl(s) in mind who could benefit from this scholarship, please contact Kelly Knechtel at knechtel@mines.edu , SWE Faculty Advisor at Mines, by Friday, December 14, 2018 for a code that can be entered on the registration form.

We look forward to interacting with your high school Girl Scouts on campus in February!

Girl Scouts honors 2018 Women of Distinction on the Western Slope

Thursday, November 8, 2018, Girl Scouts of Colorado honored the 2018 Women of Distinction during a breakfast held at Two Rivers Convention Center. 2018 Women of Distinction for the Western Slope-area are:

  • Sister Barbara Aldrich SCL, VP of Mission Integration, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center
  • Jeni Brown, Chief Financial Officer, J.G. Management Systems, Inc.
  • LeAnn Zetmeir, Philanthropist and Community Leader

A group of nearly 300 gathered at the event, which was chaired by Women of Distinction Stacey Mascarenas ’17, Community Development Administrator, Family Health West. The honorees were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Sue Conry ’17, Director of Mesa County Family Resource Center. They are shining examples of corporate, civic, and philanthropic leadership and serve as role models for our female leaders of tomorrow.

The morning’s keynote speakers were Gold Award Girl Scout Molly McPherson, and Silver Award Girl Scout, Anela Cronk.

Since 2013, Girl Scouts of Colorado has recognized 18 Grand Junction-area women with this honor. More than $32,000 was raised at this year’s breakfast for Girl Scout programs.

For more information on the Girl Scouts Women of Distinction program, visit our website.

First-Year Daisies spread the love

Submitted by Jessica Gonzalez

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

As our local food pantry geared up to serve 100+ families this Thanksgiving holiday, our Daisy troop realized a need and put into action “Considerate and Caring” and partnered with families of our local elementary school to conduct a food drive.

Our troop spoke ofJuliette Gordon Low’s birthday and how special a day like that must be. We discussed what it might be like if we didn’t have enough to celebrate. The girls discussed their feelings and we came up with a solution of donating birthday bags to our food bank for families celebrating their special day!

Our Daisy troop has been working on our petal year and to put our lessons into action, we’ve been collecting food donations for our local food pantry, delivering 200+ items to help feed families for Thanksgiving!

To honor our founder Juliette Gordon Low, we donated 12 birthday bags to the food bank for families in need to enjoy their birthday celebration. The girls loved getting to put things together and watch as it carne full circle on delivery day!

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

Secrets to Success comes to Grand Junction

When: 

Saturday, January 26, 2019

8:45 – 11:30 a.m.

Where: Colorado Mesa University

Girl Scout levels: Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors

Register here: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/secrets_to_success.html

Registration closes January 22, 2019.

What is the Secret to Success? Girls will have the unique opportunity to ask that question and many more of top local women leaders at the 2019 Secrets to Success event. Girl Scouts of Colorado believes 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.

Girls will connect with professional women in a variety of career fields, giving them a unique opportunity to learn directly from incredible women in our community. Girls will personally engage with more than 20 women leaders in the fields of technology, law, healthcare, finance, skilled trades, entrepreneurship, and more, learning from role models who will help them become our future business and community leaders. This event joins today’s leaders with the next generation to share their expertise and provide inspiration for success.

Snacks will be provided.

While adults are not invited into the event space, you are invited to attend a financial aid seminar and tour the campus of Colorado Mesa University while girls are participating in the event.

Girls who are being dropped off will be required to bring a signed parent permission form. You will receive this form via email after registering to complete and bring to the event.

Meet the Global Action Committee: Alisha Davis

The Global Action Committee works to incorporate the Global Girl Scouts ideals. Global Girl Scouts is a way to interact with girls and communities around the world through participation in cross-cultural learning opportunities. Whether traveling internationally or working on project in their local community with a worldwide impact, Girl Scouts are learning leadership skills while making the world a better place.

How long have you been associated with Girl Scouts? The Global Action Committee?

I have been a Girl Scout for 19 years.

How long have you been with the Global Action Committee? What is your role on the Global Action Committee?

I am a new member to the Global Action Committee and am just a regular member.

Why did you join the Global Action Committee?

I joined because I am passionate about travel and how it expands knowledge and teaches so much about ourselves and others. I also think it’s important to spread the word about how Girl Scouts can help achieve travel goals as well as have global impacts in making the world a better place.

What World Centers have you visited or participated in a session with?

I actually just returned from Sangam this summer and it was my first world center.

What is your fondest memory or experience at this center?

My fondest memory was going to a women’s shelter and singing “Make New Friends” to the ladies and children there.

What is one piece of advice you would give to girls wanting to learn about or become involved with Global Girl Scouting?

My advice is to not be scared of visiting new places and trying all the activities that come with that, it will only grow you as person.

Do you like these answers and think you’d say a similar thing? Want to be involved with the Global Action Committee? Email us at gscoglobal@gmail.com. 

Engineer Badge STEM Program

Submitted Danika Davis

Metro Denver

Denver

Solar Rollers welcomes Colorado Girl Scouts to participate in the 2019 race series.

  1. Teams: 1-2 adult team leaders with up to 10 Girl Scouts ages 14 to 18-years-old per team.
  2. The Challenge: Using hands-on skills and STEM applications, you will design, build, test, and learn to drive a remote controlled, solar powered, race car with speeds up to 35 mph! Build a solar array from scratch, refine the weight to power ratios, and develop strength and endurance using high tech materials to reinforce your vehicle. Complete kits arrive in January and race events begin in April and continue until June.
  3. The Event: Meet other teams from your state and race around a track to compete in various events and win trophies.

Watch the videos at this link to see how it works and to access program information. http://www.solarrollers.org

Solar Rollers: Challenging to build, Empowering to master, and Exciting to drive!

Contact us for more information and sign up a team now! Sponsorship opportunities available.

Danika Davis – Danika@solarrollers.org (970) 977 – 0109 or (970) 425 – 6426.

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

Service learning opportunity at The GrowHaus

When: Friday, February 1, 2019

10 a.m. – Noon

Please note: Denver Public Schools are closed Friday, February 1, 2019.

Where: The GrowHaus

4751 York St.

Denver, CO 80216

Registration End Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Program Levels: Junior, Adult/Volunteers

Cost: $8 per girl, and adult chaperones are free

The GrowHaus is a nonprofit indoor farm, marketplace, and educational center in Denver’s Elyria-Swansea neighborhood. Their vision is a world where all communities have the means to nourish themselves, and their mission is to create a community-driven, neighborhood-based food system by serving as a hub for food distribution, production, education, and economic opportunity.

Girl Scout Juniors are invited to attend an experiential education workshop at The GrowHaus that includes hands on activities to engage girls in topics surrounding soil and worms, healthy eating, and community! Service work in the educational greenhouse space is included and partial requirements toward the “Junior Gardener” badge will be met.

Adults and troop leaders are invited to attend with girls and must sign up to attend. This is not a drop-off event, all girls must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader. Adult to girl safety ratios for events must be met (http://gscoblog.org/volunteer-essentials/safety-wise/). Girls attending with a troop leader must bring completed parent permission forms for a Girl Scout activity (https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/dam/girlscoutsofcolorado/documents/Parent%20Permission%20for%20Girl%20Scout%20Activity.pdf) that troop leaders should retain for their records.

Everyone attending must bring a completed and signed liability waiver on the day of the workshop. The waivers are available in both English (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sIpaoGlhP2B2aV4Skf2AVeNTAy3dqhlz/view?usp=sharing) and Spanish (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s7mMROeTw9b19KtuqN_c9qTZz8Huvhgo/view?usp=sharing). Birth date and student ID number do not need to be completed.

Please note: Denver Public Schools are closed Friday, February 1, 2019.

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