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Women in Politics Event

On behalf of El Pomar’s Forum for Civic Advancement, we are excited to invite Girl Scout Seniors, Ambassadors, and adult members to a virtual ‘Women in Politics’ event, co-hosted by Colorado Municipal League and Colorado 50-50 on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 4-6:30 p.m.

Recognizing that Colorado ranks 18th on the 2019 Gender Parity Index due to its successes in some areas, such as the second highest share of women elected officials in the state legislature, and challenges in other areas, such as local and federal representation, this event is designed to encourage more women in Colorado to run for elected office, clarify the process of running, and provide resources for them as they consider running for elected office. The event also honors that socializing the idea of leadership and elected office to young people is one way to increase representation.

You can view the event invitation with agenda details in the flyer linked below. If this sounds like something you or a Girl Scout in your life would enjoy, please register here.

Questions? Email Megan Sanders at El Pomar Foundation at msanders@elpomar.org.

Forum Women in Politics Invitation

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

October 2020 Explore More Club: Registration is Now Open

Registration for the October 2020 Explore More Club is now open! Girl Scouts of Colorado adult volunteers are invited to explore civics and democracy badges from the girl program with the topic of Take Action! Welcome meetings will be held via Zoom October 7 and 8. The program is delivered through gsLearn, a Private Facebook Group which you will gain access to after registering, and Zoom.

Register Now

October 7 at 4 p.m.:    https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/explore_more_club_Oct7.html

October 8 at 5 p.m.:    https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/explore_more_club_Oct8.html

If you cannot attend either of the welcome meetings, you may still register for a meeting time, the meeting will be recorded to watch at a later date.

FAQS

What is the Explore More Club? The Explore More Club is a virtual program for our adult volunteers to have a hands-on badge earning experience, as if they are earning the badges themselves. It is implemented through gsLearn, a private Facebook group, and Zoom.

Explore More Club is not is a training. The Explore More Club does not explicitly set out to teach you how to teach the badge earning curriculum. However, there are times for discussion where we can talk about what that would look like. There is no training curriculum in the Explore More Club.

Are past topics available to new volunteers who sign up for the club? Currently, no. However, we are looking in making this happen very soon.

Can my girl register for this program? This program is for adult volunteers only. However, your girl can participate in a similar program for girls, our monthly Badge Series! If this is something your girl is interested in, check out the informational blog post here!

If I’m not a troop leader but still a volunteer, can I still do this? Absolutely! This program is for all Girl Scouts of Colorado volunteers who want to learn Girl Scout badge curriculum in a hands-on way and have fun while doing it!

Questions? Email Kendy Doolen at Kendy.Doolen@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Discover Girl Scouts!

Have a girl in grades K-12? Interested in learning what Girl Scouts is all about? Looking for access to lots of resources, virtual programs and fun at-home activities that will keep your girl engaged?

Join us for an online adult open house where you’ll learn more about Girl Scouts, see what the experience will look like for your daughter, and learn about ways to volunteer.

We always need volunteers to start new troops for girls in grades K-12, and there are numerous other ways to get involved in this family-oriented and fun community. Whether you can give a few hours — or more — volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible and fun!

Bring any questions you have to this free event!

Register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/getting-started-with-girl-scouts-tickets-108498989398

Discover Girl Scouts!

Have a girl in grades K-12? Interested in learning what Girl Scouts is all about? Looking for access to lots of resources, virtual programs and fun at-home activities that will keep your girl engaged?

Join us for an online adult open house where you’ll learn more about Girl Scouts, see what the experience will look like for your daughter, and learn about ways to volunteer.

We always need volunteers to start new troops for girls in grades K-12, and there are numerous other ways to get involved in this family-oriented and fun community. Whether you can give a few hours — or more — volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible and fun!

Bring any questions you have to this free event!

Register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/getting-started-with-girl-scouts-tickets-108498989398

Discover Girl Scouts!

Have a girl in grades K-12? Interested in learning what Girl Scouts is all about? Looking for access to lots of resources, virtual programs and fun at-home activities that will keep your girl engaged?

Join us for an online adult open house where you’ll learn more about Girl Scouts, see what the experience will look like for your daughter, and learn about ways to volunteer.

We always need volunteers to start new troops for girls in grades K-12, and there are numerous other ways to get involved in this family-oriented and fun community. Whether you can give a few hours — or more — volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible and fun!

Bring any questions you have to this free event!

Register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/getting-started-with-girl-scouts-tickets-108498989398

Get Started With Girl Scouts!

Have a girl in grades K-12? Interested in learning what Girl Scouts is all about? Looking for access to lots of resources, virtual programs and fun at-home activities that will keep your girl engaged?

Join us for an online adult open house where you’ll learn more about Girl Scouts, see what the experience will look like for your daughter, and learn about ways to volunteer.

We always need volunteers to start new troops for girls in grades K-12, and there are numerous other ways to get involved in this family-oriented and fun community. Whether you can give a few hours — or more — volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible and fun!

Bring any questions you have to this free event!

Register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/getting-started-with-girl-scouts-tickets-108498989398

Get Started With Girl Scouts!

Have a girl in grades K-12? Interested in learning what Girl Scouts is all about? Looking for access to lots of resources, virtual programs and fun at-home activities that will keep your girl engaged?

Join us for an online adult open house where you’ll learn more about Girl Scouts, see what the experience will look like for your daughter, and learn about ways to volunteer.

We always need volunteers to start new troops for girls in grades K-12, and there are numerous other ways to get involved in this family-oriented and fun community. Whether you can give a few hours — or more — volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible and fun!

Bring any questions you have to this free event!

Register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/getting-started-with-girl-scouts-tickets-108498989398

Get Started With Girl Scouts!

Have a girl in grades K-12? Interested in learning what Girl Scouts is all about? Looking for access to lots of resources, virtual programs and fun at-home activities that will keep your girl engaged?

Join us for an online adult open house where you’ll learn more about Girl Scouts, see what the experience will look like for your daughter, and learn about ways to volunteer.

We always need volunteers to start new troops for girls in grades K-12, and there are numerous other ways to get involved in this family-oriented and fun community. Whether you can give a few hours — or more — volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible and fun!

Bring any questions you have to this free event!

Volunteer Spotlight: Nancy Mucklow

Nancy Mucklow

 

Ask Nancy Mucklow how long she’s been a Girl Scout and she’ll say “forever!” This lifetime Girl Scout joined our sisterhood in the second grade and hasn’t looked back. She planned on having a daughter and becoming a troop leader, but life doesn’t always work out like we plan.

After she and her husband moved to Steamboat in 1989, they had two boys. Nancy remained involved in Girl Scouts as a Service Unit Manager, but soon the boys’ 4H activities required more of her attention. Even though Girl Scouts had to “take the backseat” for a few years, she remained involved and did what she could to support local girls, leaders, and other volunteers.  After her youngest son graduated from high school a few years ago, she jumped full force back into Girl Scouts.

“Nancy has REALLY helped grow Girl Scouts in our Mountain Communities, particularly in her service unit,” said Cricket Hawkins, Volunteer Support Specialist for Girl Scouts of Colorado.

So, how did she do it? Nancy will tell you it was one volunteer…  one troop… one girl at a time. She got to know each of them personally. What did they want to do as Girl Scouts? What did they need help with? What activities did they only dream of doing and what was getting in their way of accomplishing their goals?

Nancy did all she could to help. She worked to secure local funding, which enabled Routt County Girl Scouts to go horseback riding regardless of their ability to pay. She has also helped to organize a STEM Day, troop camping trips, and events designed for specific age groups, like Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors.

“Our older girls need to be participating in events designed just for them, so Girl Scouts is more than just a line on their resume or college application,” she said.

Nancy realizes she is able to do more than the average volunteer, but that doesn’t stop her from encouraging others to help whenever and wherever they can.

“Whatever small amount you are doing—whether it’s providing snacks at a meeting or driving girls to a field trip–  it’s important. Even if you can only do one small thing, it matters and it makes a difference in the lives of girls,” Nancy said.

Nancy is also a member of the Girl Scouts Board of Directors. Her term expires later this year, so she applied for a seat on the GSCO Membership Connection Committee. In addition to her role as a Girl Scout volunteer, Nancy also sits on the board of the Routt County United Way and volunteers with the local Methodist church.