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September 2020 Tools for Independence Older Girls: Healthy Relationships and Dating Safely

Are you curious about dating?

Do you watch romantic movies and wonder if dating is really that easy and simple?

Are you curious about how to spot red flags and get out safely, if you find yourself in an uncomfortable or unsafe situation?

Are you curious about what love really looks like?

Are you curious about the difference between love and romance?

Are you curious about how to see through some of the more common lies people tell in a relationship?

Are you curious about how to determine where your boundaries are, and how to communicate them to a partner?

Are you curious about healthy relationships?

Are you curious about how to date safely?

These are the topics Seniors and Ambassadors will be discussing in our third installment of Tools for Independence: Older Girl Edition Health and Safety Series on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 4 p.m.  Joining us will be Valerie Weaver LCSW, from Girl Scouts of Greater New York. Valerie is a social worker on the Troop 6000 team in New York City, where she helps girls ages five-17 living in homeless shelters. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families. Girl Scouts of Colorado is thrilled to have her join us in this discussion.

Register here: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/september_2020_tools.html

Participation in this discussion satisfies Step Four of the Ambassador Safety Award.

Parent Notes:

  • We are keeping the language/conversation as gender neutral as possible. We support ALL girls regardless of orientation, and we want ALL girls to be in safe and healthy relationships.
  • We are coming from a fact/evidence-based perspective.
  • It is not our intent to scare girls into not dating, but to give them tools they can use in high school, and adulthood, to make sure that when they do date, they are in safe, healthy, loving relationships.
  • We will stress that they need to stay within the boundaries that the adults in their household have set, in addition to setting their own boundaries.

If you have any questions about this club, email Amanda.Eckert@gscolorado.org. If you have trouble completing registration for this club or need assistance becoming a member of Girl Scouts of Colorado, contact our Customer Care team by emailing inquiry@gscolorado.org or calling 877-404-5708.

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.

Tools for Independence Club for Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors

Calling all Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors!

Do you want to be more independent when it comes to your clothes? Do you want to be able to fix a plumbing emergency on your own? Do you want to help more in the kitchen? Do you want to be able to do basic first-aid? Then, Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Tools for Independence Club is the club for you!

Starting September 21, 2020, GSCO  staff will be teaching girls to be more independent by teaching laundry skills, toilet maintenance, household cleaning skills, and basic first-aid. In this biweekly virtual series, you will get to know yourself and what you are capable of by learning and practicing skills that are important for your independence. You will have fun and try new things in a safe, engaging environment. Each session will focus on a particular skill. Join us online every other Monday at 4 p.m.

  • September 21: Laundry Part One
  • October 5: Laundry Part Two
  • October 19: All About Toilets
  • November 2: Household Cleaning
  • November 16: First-Aid One
  • December 7: First-Aid Two

Participation satisfies some requirements for the Junior Independence and multi-level First-Aid badges.

Register here for all sessions, or just pick a few to attend.

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.

GSUSA Campfire Chat: The Truly Great Outdoors

In a time that is full of unprecedented stress and anxiety for so many of us, we could all use the healing power of Mother Nature. Join the Girl Scout Network in partnership with The North Face from 1- 2 p.m. EST on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 for an exploration of the mental wellness benefits of getting outside, as well as the importance of creating space for everyone to experience the power of the outdoors. Adults and high school girls (Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors) are all welcome to join us for this special live virtual event!

Panelists

  • Kim Moore Bailey, CEO of Youth Outside
  • Maureen Beck, Professional Climber
  • I Ling Thompson, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Trust for Public Land

Moderator: Lauren Guthrie, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, VF Corporation

Register now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4488715947669510670?source=Campfire+Chat+Landing+Page_CC0922_Website_08272020U

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.

Senior and Ambassador Book Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey high schoolers: what makes you who you are? Join Girl Scouts of Colorado on August 27, 2020 at 4 p.m. for Senior and Ambassador Book Club as we discuss “Piecing Me Together” by Renée Watson. In this month’s book, our fierce female lead, Jade, thrives in the high-intensity academic world of her new private school. But, throughout the novel, Jade struggles to find her voice as she grapples with a society that seems to view her as a problem to fix. “Piecing Me Together” elegantly explores the complicated ideas of race, privilege, gender, class, and community. While reading, consider the complexity of your own identity.

You can register using this link: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/senior_ambassador_book_club_virtual_08_27_2020.

Please plan to obtain a copy of the book. If this is cost-prohibitive for you, reach out using the email address listed below.

Please read the book in its entirety before the Book Club and come prepared with your questions, ideas, and opinions.

Are you a current member? If so, you’re all set to sign up. If not, we can help you join Girl Scouts of Colorado.

Questions? Email amanda.eckert@gscolorado.org or if you have trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

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.

Girl Scout Ambassadors Celebrate Together

Submitted by Sally H.

Western Colorado

Gunnison

Natalie B., Joslyn H., and Lily R. have been members of Girl Scout Troop 11056 since they were in first grade. Together, these Girl Scouts have earned badges, completed community service, sold tons of cookies, developed their leadership skills, and of course, had fun. All three girls earned their Silver Award and Joslyn earned her Gold Award. This week, they celebrated together with a barbecue and mask making party. They decided they would use the remaining troop funds to become Lifetime Girl Scouts.

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.

FREE College Admissions Insight from CollegeLab

Thinking about college? Now, you can benefit from artificial intelligence and expert insight to ace the process and boost your chances of landing your dream schools.

Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors are now eligible for FREE access to CollegeLab, an online platform which helps students manage the college application process and improve their chances of acceptance. Normally, this service costs $99 annually, but now through Girl Scouts of the USA’s special partnership with CollegeLab, Girl Scouts can take advantage of it at no cost after meeting one of the following requirements:

Check it out. It’s your time to say, “admission accomplished!”

FBI Tour for Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors

Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors are invited to a special “mini teen academy” program at the Denver FBI office on  Friday, November 15, 2019 from 9 a.m. – noon. The traditional Teen Academy program allows high school students an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today’s FBI. This program will include a panel discussion with female FBI employees,  SWAT demo, tactical demonstration from the Evidence Response Team (ERT), and presentation on cyber safety.

Register online now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/fbi_tour_for_seniors.html

This is a drop off event. Participants should arrive by 8:45 a.m. to start check-in. Girls will be required to submit a parent permission form, photo release, and indemnity form to participate. Girls ages 18 and older will be required to provide their date of birth, social security number, and full name to comply with FBI policies, and bring a photo ID on the day of the event. Two Girl Scouts of Colorado staff will accompany the group.

Capacity is limited to 40 Girl Scouts. Registration will close on Tuesday, November 5 OR when capacity is met.

Please be aware that the program is subject to change based on the needs of the FBI.

All attendees must have a current Girl Scout membership.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

Girl Scouts insignia: Where does it all go?

From Girl Scouts of the USA

There are so many different badges, patches, awards, and other insignia that Girl Scouts can wear, but where does it all go? Whether she has a vest, tunic, or sash, she can proudly show off her accomplishments. This handy guide illustrates where to place insignia on a Girl Scout uniform for every grade level—or you can check out the fun videos below! 

Daisies

Brownies
Juniors
Cadettes
Seniors
Ambassadors

Earn hours toward your Take Action badge by helping GSCO

GSCO’s Denver office is looking for eager troops or girls to help with their outdoor program gear. Volunteering can help you earn hours toward your Take Action Badge!

We need Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, or Ambassadors to meet us at the Denver office starting as soon as this weekend to help with the following tasks: 

  • Pitch tents and compile all working parts of the tents
  • Open pop-up canopies 
  • Take home cast iron, Dutch ovens, and cook kits to clean – then return to Denver office

Help will be on a first come, first served basis in gaining hours towards the Take Action Bar. 

Please contact Marissa Rooney, outdoor program coordinator, to set-up a time that works with you/your girls to help with these tasks.

Open to Junior, Cadette, Senior, or Ambassadors only. 

Four badges Ambassadors can earn during the Girl Scout Cookie Program

From Girl Scouts of the USA

As a Girl Scout Ambassador (grades 11–12) taking part in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, you’re helping lead the largest entrepreneurial program for girls in the world. You’re learning essential life skills, setting (and crushing!) impressive goals, and using your cookie earnings to go on epic adventures and make the world a better place!

Many of these incredible skills and accomplishments start with a Girl Scout badge—and we’re about to explore all of the badges Ambassadors can earn during cookie season.

By earning the On My Own badge, you’ll learn how to avoid financial pitfalls while exercising independence as you achieve your dreams. This badge takes budget planning to the next level—from setting yourself up for your future dream home (and learning the importance of location, location, location) to your retirement years (seriously!). You’ll budget for daily needs and fun adventures like traveling or hobbies, and even prepare for unexpected expenses—because you never know when you’ll need to fix something in a flash. And because Girl Scouts know how to give back, you’ll learn about ways to set funds aside for those in need. Earn this badge.

There will be a time, or times, in your life when you’ll have to borrow money, whether through a credit card or a loan. With the Good Credit badge, you’ll learn how to keep good credit (a report card of your financial history), borrow money successfully, and pay back what you owe on time. There are many ways you can borrow money, and this badge will help you tell the difference between each and determine what works best for you! Earn this badge. 

Through the Research & Development badge, you’ll learn how businesses invest in researching and refining new ideas and bringing them to market—then you’ll apply your newfound knowledge to your own cookie business! First, you’ll take a step back to see how well your cookie business is doing and if you notice any sales trends you can tap into. For example, are you getting more sales going door-to-door or through your Digital Cookie platform? If one outweighs the other, you can decide if you want to redirect your time and efforts. You’ll get inspired by companies you like and explore how they change things up for their customers. Earn this badge. 

The P&L badge is all about practicing good business ethics by looking at both the business P&L (profit and loss) and the Girl Scout P&L (Promise and Law). Business ethics are very important for business owners, because they reflect everything your company is about, including how it treats its employees and even the environment. Not to mention good business ethics = the Girl Scout way! With this badge, you’ll create your own Cookie Promise to ensure you provide your customers (and fellow troop members) with high-quality service and products. Then you’ll share your cookie legacy with others, especially younger Girl Scouts. (You are sisters, after all!) You can teach them about being a great cookie boss as you share your skills—and, most importantly, you can help them build the courage, confidence, and character to be just like  you! Earn this badge.

Have you earned one of these awesome badges but don’t know where to place it on your vest or sash? Our new visual guide to Girl Scout Ambassador uniforms can help!

And this cookie season, put your new skills to the test by entering Girl Scout Cookie Pro Contest 2018! Six winners—one per grade level—will be selected to win a trip to New York City for the ultimate Cookie Entrepreneur Experience and a spot on the iconic Girl Scout Cookie box! WHOA. Enter today.

Check out the other badges Girl Scouts can earn during cookie season by grade level:

Daisy Brownies | Cadettes | Juniors Seniors | Ambassadors