Girl Scouts of Colorado Sings simultaneously as Girl Scouts Rock the Mall

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On Saturday, June 9th, Girl Scouts of Colorado joined the nation to celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting.

Dozens of Colorado Girl Scouts traveled to Washington, D.C. to join 250,000 from around the world at Girl Scouts Rock the Mall. (Read about their journeys on the Girl Scouts of Colorado blog.)

And, at the same time, more than 300 Girl Scouts and their family and friends, as well as Girl Scout supporters and alumnae, joined the festivities from Colorado’s State Capitol at Colorado Sings. (Photos can be viewed above.)

The Colorado Sings event honored the state’s 100+ Girl Scout Distinguished Alumnae, as well as Colorado’s Oldest Living Alumnae. Edna Hollis and Vera Carucci, who are both 100 years old and live in the Denver area, were recognized as the oldest living alumnae. Our alumnae honorees also received the following media coverage:

We live blogged from both events thanks to the wonderful efforts of volunteers and staff.

And below is a video highlighting the sights and sounds of our memorable Colorado Sings event, including interviews with our oldest living alumnae.

If you were part of these festivities, we’d love to hear from you too. Share your story, photos and/or video with us.

It was fun to be part of this historic day for Girl Scouts!

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Daisy Girl Scouts raise money for High Park Fire victims

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Submitted by Jeri Webb
Greeley

Girls from Troop 4238 in Greeley raised almost $40 to donate to the High Park Fire relief efforts. Selling lemonade and fruit snacks, they worked, along with the help of their brothers, in the smoky air to help others in need.

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

How to help the High Park Fire Victims

We are starting to hear from Girl Scouts wanting to know how they can help the victims of the High Park fire burning in Northern Colorado. Area organizations who are helping the victims are asking for monetary donations only. If you are interested in making a donation, here are some organizations to consider. Please remember Girl Scouts can’t raise funds for other organizations, but can make donations from Girl Scout troop treasuries or from personal funds.

Red Cross

Salvation Army

Larimer Humane Society

Community Foundation of Northern Colorado

Magic Sky Summer Camp Update

Girl Scouts of Colorado has decided to cancel all Magic Sky Ranch sessions through June, 2012 due to the risk from the High Park Fire. While the fire still hasn’t reached Magic Sky and there is no evacuation orders, it is still a dangerous situation. The safety of our girls is our top priority, so we are being cautious. Campers whose sessions are cancelled will be contacted by Girl Scouts of Colorado soon to discuss next steps.

As of now, we are planning to move forward with sessions at Magic Sky beginning July 1 and beyond. This is all contingent upon the path of the fire and success of firefighting efforts.

For additional information and updates on the High Park Fire, go to http://larimer.org/emergency/ and click on “High Park Fire.”

If there are any other major updates regarding Magic Sky and the fire, we will let you know here and on social media. Thank you for your continuing support!

Cancelled: Magic Sky Ranch June 10-15 Camp Week

Although Magic Sky Ranch is not being evacuated at this time, as of 9 a.m. on June 10, Girl Scouts of Colorado is cancelling the June 10-15 session at Magic Sky due to the High Park Fire risk. We are being cautious, due to the intensity of this fire, and do not want to risk danger to the girls. Campers will be eligible for a full refund or to be reassigned to another open session at any Girl Scouts of Colorado property this summer (as space is available). Please contact our registrar at christina.cubitt@gscolorado.org or 303-607-4878.

For additional information and updates on the High Park Fire, go to http://larimer.org/emergency/ and click on “High Park Fire.”

High Park Wildfire

As of late this afternoon, authorities report that the High Park Fire is about 2000-3000 acres, and still burning.  There are evacuations in the Rist Canyon area, with no evacuations (or stand by orders) for the Red Feather Lakes area.  The Red Feather Lakes area is in no immediate danger and County Road 74E is open, so we are looking forward to all sessions at Magic Sky opening tomorrow (June 10) unless circumstances change overnight. If this happens, we will contact you. Girl Scouts of Colorado is in close communication with the Larimer County Emergency Office. At this time, the smoke is visible from camp, and there is the possibility that smoke might blow this way (depending on wind directions, weather, etc.) during the session.

We will alert families if the authorities determine there is a need for evacuation in the Red Feather Lakes area. We have comprehensive emergency action plans in place, if an evacuation were necessary. We work with the Larimer County Sheriff Department, Larimer County Emergency Department and Forest Service, and other local resources to implement our plans of action. Please be assured that the safety of your girl is Girl Scouts of Colorado’s top priority. As updates are available, they will be posted to Magic Sky’s Facebook page, the GSCO Facebook page and the Girl Scouts of Colorado website.

Travel safe and we will see you tomorrow afternoon. Get ready for the camping fun to start!

Full refunds or re-assignment to another session at Magic Sky or another Girl Scouts of Colorado camp (as space is available) will be offered to families who wish to cancel the June 10th through June 15th session at Magic Sky.  Please contact our registrar at christina.cubitt@gscolorado.org or 303-607-4878.

For additional information and updates on the High Park Fire, go to http://larimer.org/emergency/  and click on “High Park Fire.”

Meet Girl Scouts of Colorado’s New President & CEO

I am very excited to join Girl Scouts of Colorado as your new President & CEO. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed volunteering with Girl Scouts of Colorado since 2007 as Chair of the Board of Directors. Now I look forward to partnering with our wonderful staff, volunteers, girls and supporters in continuing to grow Girl Scouts of Colorado into one of the nation’s best Girl Scout councils.

I am a lifelong Coloradan and have served as a leader of many statewide initiatives. I have sons, so Girl Scouts is where I can make my contribution to help girls step up as the future leaders in our state and our world. I believe in Girl Scouting, and I look forward to introducing more Colorado girls to our proven leadership experience.

Watch my welcome video to learn more about me and my vision for Girl Scouts of Colorado.

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We are on an exciting journey. Thank you for all that you do for Girl Scouts of Colorado!

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