The Pikes Peak Region of Girl Scouts of Colorado will host an open house at its office on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The office is located at 5353 N. Union Blvd., Suite 101 in Colorado Springs. Anyone is welcome to attend, and while an RSVP is not required, it is appreciated. Please call Debbie Swanson at 719-304-8322, or contact her at email@example.com, to give her your reservation.
The invitation to attend has been sent to community and business leaders in the area, along with donors, alumnae, and volunteers. Guests will sample Girl Scout Cookies and learn how to find cookie booths in their area, so they can purchase cookies. They will also see a demonstration of the online cookie ordering process for those guests who are acquainted with a Girl Scout with whom an order can be placed. Other snacks and beverages will be provided.
Guests will also hear about what the Girl Scouts will be doing in the Pikes Peak Region for 2018. This will include an Outreach Program to enroll girls who come from low-resource areas, the Gold Award, and some potential fundraisers. All are invited to come and learn more about the Girl Scouts of Colorado!
On the last warm Sunday of the summer of 2017, Girl Scouts in Steamboat Springs presented Nancy Mucklow with the “Thanks” badge. Nominated by Girl Scouts of Colorado Board of Directors chair-elect Rae Ann Dougherty, Nancy did not expect the overwhelming number of endorsements that also supported the honor. Ms. Dougherty was unable to attend, but provided the following statement for the ceremony:
“Because of Nancy’s spirited devotion, Girl Scouts of Colorado is fortunate to have a strong and growing base of active Girl Scouts of all ages in Steamboat Springs, a key area of our Mountain Communities region! Not only does she share and invite girls from all over the state to participate in Steamboat events, her energy routinely spills out into other geographic areas throughout the state with a VERY positive impact. Without Nancy’s dedication, commitment, enthusiasm, and energy, I believe we would not have as strong, dynamic, and vibrant Girl Scout Program in Steamboat Springs. Even with her male dominated family, she shepherds many girls, as well as adult volunteers, through the program.”
Back in Michigan, I had been a part of a similar committee and wanted to play my part in keeping communication open between staff and volunteers.
What have you learned through being part of this committee?
This is a hard working group of people from all over Colorado who strive to make Girl Scouts a great experience for all girls.
Why would you recommend being a member of MCC to other volunteers?
It’s a great way to get involved and stay involved and make a difference to Girl Scouts in Colorado.
Tell us about yourself.
I moved to Colorado four years ago from Florida (and Michigan where I grew up). I truly believe in what Girl Scouts represents and what it teaches girls. That’s why I have stayed in so long. I am currently the leader of my granddaughter’s Daisy troop and I love working with these young girls. I can tell how they have grown in just one year. Can’t wait to see how they progress over the next eleven!
I am also a member of GSCO History Committee.
Girl Scouts of Colorado is lucky to have a unique governance system with the Membership Connection Committee as the centerpiece of our democratic process and a way to give our members a strong voice in the issues they care most about. Would you like to be a voice for Girl Scouts of Colorado? Speak up and contribute our success together! To reach the MCC, e-mail GSCO.MCC@gscolorado.org
As Girl Scouts, we are members of a huge community of 10 million fellow Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from 146 different countries around the world as represented by the blue and gold pin we wear on our uniform. Additionally our Girl Scout Law ends with … “be a sister to every Girl Scout.” The magic of that international sisterhood of Girl Scouting is experienced by many, including the recipients of Girl Scout of Colorado’s “Look Wider” International Travel Scholarship, as well as the many individuals and troops across our state that travel to one of our many World Centers found across the globe.
Connecting and supporting this international sisterhood becomes a passion that once hooked, entices many to continue to advance the power of this spider web-like network. As a result of the volunteer work and dedication of two of the Colorado’s Girl Scout volunteers, they were recently honored at an international Girl Scout meeting in London for their contributions.
Marlene Logan and Rae Ann Dougherty received World Association of Girl Scout and Girl Guides’ (WAGGGS) “Princess Benedikte Award” from the royal patron of the Olave Baden-Powell Society (OB-PS).
OB-PS is a global network of WAGGGS supporters, providing vital financial help to the international Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting Movement. At its core, the OB-PS Society is designed to provide financial support to WAGGGS to ensure a steady stream of income which funds its work, projects, and programs. This is similar to Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Juliette Gordon Low Society. http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/support-us/planned-giving.html(Both the Logan’s and Dougherty’s are members of GSCO’s Juliette Gordon Low Society.)
More than 1,300 individuals from 59 countries have chosen to invest in their commitment to girls’ and young women’s futures by supporting OB-PS and WAGGGS. Each of these individuals believes WAGGGS and its work can change lives and influence the future for whole communities.
The honor was received recently at the annual meeting of the OB-PS meeting at Gilwell Park in London, England. (Gilwell Park is famous throughout the world for its Scouting heritage, beautiful setting, and stunning range of activities.) Furthering the international sisterhood of WAGGGS, 150 representatives from all five regions of WAGGGS participated in this meeting.
This special recognition was presented to Rae Ann and Marlene by Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark. Since its inception in 2006, less than 25 individuals worldwide have received this award.