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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! 



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

Are you ready to get wild? Expedition camp for Seniors & Ambassadors


Seniors and Ambassadors, are you tired of the same old routine? Is the thought of another boring summer getting you down?  Tomahawk Ranch has the answer –  this summer take a walk on the wild side…Expedition Wild that is!

This summer campers have the chance to get out and experience varying landscapes that make up beautiful southwest Colorado.  Challenge yourself by climbing granite rock formations, raft through pristine white water on the Lower Animas River, or discover your inner cowgirl while riding horses at the famous Rapp Corral.

In addition to the fun and challenging adventures, there will be time for hiking and exploring historic Mesa Verde National Park and Canyon of the Ancients National Monument.  Can you unravel the secrets of the Anasazi? Or maybe try your hand at some amateur archaeology, all this and more await!

Camp in the gorgeous San Juan National Forest, a stone’s throw from Durango for part of your expedition.  The next leg of your adventure leads you to the amazing scenery of Great Sand Dunes National Park.  Explore the tallest sand dunes in North America, wade through cooling streams, and try your hand at the fun sport of Snow Sledding.

When your muscles are sore and feet tired, we will make our way to the healing waters of Pagosa Springs Hot Springs, for a rejuvenating swim and soak.  These healing waters have been soothing weary travelers for hundreds of years, come claim your place in the history of famous soakers.

After refreshing our bodies, we travel north to Eleven Mile Reservoir, where we will learn to fish and catch our dinner.  Tomahawk Ranch’s chef will be on hand to help cook meals, while camping out under the stars.  When you need a break from fishing from the shore, take a step onto a pontoon boat and relax as we cruise the reservoir.  All this and more await.

Don’t let summer be boring, make it a wild time, with memories that last forever.  Join our epic expedition, and take a walk on the Expedition Wild (TR41 Expedition Wild) side with Tomahawk Ranch.

Register now for Girl Scout Camp!
Review our options and expanded session listings online.

This entry was written by Kevin “Flint” Igo, Flint is the Outdoor Director at Tomahawk Ranch and oversees trip and outdoor adventure skill programs. He is also a year-round staff member at Tomahawk Ranch Camp.

NEW-High Adventure Troop Camp, for adventure loving Girl Scouts!


On the outdoor program team, we have been working to create new programs for Summer 2016. Two that I am especially excited to share with you today are perfect the girl or troop who loves adventure, the outdoors and camping!

The first is the Horse Adventure Trip, July 24th– 30th. On this trip, girls entering 7th grade and older will take a 3 day, 2 night horse pack trip into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, camping at a beautiful lake. Participants will then spend three days at a working cattle ranch practicing their horse and ranching skills, as well as a full day of whitewater rafting on the Arkansas river. Girls can sign up for this trip as an individual, and if they have a friend who is a fellow horse lover but not a Girl Scout- that is okay too, no previous Girl Scout experience necessary!

The second new program I can’t wait to tell you about is our new Meadow Mountain Ranch High Adventure Troop Camp. On this trip, a troop and their one or two of their leaders will have a mountain adventure on a three day, two night backpacking trip into Rocky Mountain National Park. Like the outdoors, but not sure you could plan a backpacking trip on your own? Then this trip is perfect for you and your troop! Our trained Girl Scout staff takes care of all the planning, meals, and even most of your camping gear. We offer one weekend in June, one in July and one in September of this chance to adventure in the mountains.

Interested in either of these awesome outdoor adventure trips? Contact Outdoor Volunteer Programs Manger Anna Danila, anna.danila@gscolorado.org.

Register Now for Summer Camps!

This was written by Anna Danila, Outdoor Volunteer Programs Manager. Anna oversees volunteer-led programs in the outdoors.

New Camp Sessions – Opening on 1/19/16 at 9am

Girl Scout Summer Camp

Camp registration has been open since December. Register now for an open session. These sessions will be added on 1/19/16 at 9am! Every year after camp registration opens, camp directors work to maximize spaces in sessions that sell well. Learn about our entire slate of camp sessions here. Here are the new sessions:

Day Camp

DC0481 Babysitting Boot Camp: 6/20-24,  Cadette – Ambassador, Denver area. The American Red Cross is the nation’s leader in babysitter training and will prepare you to be the best sitter in your neighborhood. Eight in ten surveyed parents said they would pay more for a trained babysitter who is certified by the American Red Cross. Start your babysitting business on the right foot and learn how to be a safe, professional & reliable sitter.  You’ll learn about children’s ages and stages of development, how to hold and feed infants, & how to change diapers. You’ll learn pediatric rescue breathing, CPR, first aid, & business savvy.  You’ll also learn how to handle asthma, inhalers, allergic reactions & EpiPens, all while having fun at day camp! This camp is for girls ages 11-17. Must be 11 by the last day of camp.

DC036 Franktown Day Camp PAI 6/6-10: Cadette, Now Open for Program Aide Interns! Help campers become Super Heroes at a new Franktown Day Camp location!  They will learn how they already are a Super Hero and add more abilities to their Super Hero talents, including soaring with hawks and hiking with llamas. Located at Douglas County Open Space at Prairie Canyon Ranch, 2 miles SE of Castlewood Cyn at Franktown.

Troop Camp

TC03 MMR Troop Camp June 17-19 & TC038 MMR Troop Camp Adult Volunteer , Daisy – Adult-, Explore the wonders of Meadow Mountain Ranch in Allenspark at a Troop Camp. This troop camp offers tabin lodging, meals (Sun dinner – Tues. brunch + snacks), and activities: archery, hiking, teambuildilng, outdoor cooking, campfires and more! Programming is led by GSCO staff, and troops are supervised by their leaders. The 2 Adults meeting Safety Activity Checkpoints are free. Each troop must have an adult who has completed Overnight Training and an adult who is CPR and First Aid Certified. NOTE: This camp needs 25 girls registered by 5/19/16 to run. Register through CampInTouch;  Questions? Contact Outdoor Volunteer Programs Manager, anna.danila@gscolorado.org.

Trip & Travel

TT01 Colorado Horseback Adventure 7/24-30, Cadette – Ambassador (now accepting girls ages 12+)! This amazing trip offers a little bit of everything for the horse lover and girl who loves advenure. We will start at Sky High ranch where we can get to know each other and plan the week ahead. We’ll then travel to Bear Basin  Ranch outside of Westcliffe where the group will go on a 2 night 3 day horse pack trip into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, followed by 3 days at “cowgirl camp” where they will learn how to ranch, rope and ride as well as spend a day whitewater rafting! Pick up will be in Colorado Springs. Girls must be 12 or older. Register through GSCO with CampInTouch; Questions? Contact Outdoor Volunteer Programs Manger anna.danila@gscolorado.org.

Tomahawk Ranch Camps

TR08 Story Tellers 6/12-17, Cadette, Spaces Added! Become part of your favorite books and stories!! Are you an avid reader who loves reading works by new authors? This camp is for the girls who love a good story teller, and have an active imagination. We will step into some of your favorite books, making your stories come to life and exporing new ones. There will be time for general activities too.

TR185 Iron Chef TR 6/19-24, Cadette, Prepare yourself for this EPIC cooking competition!! Girls will learn outdoor cooking techniques and then battle other teams for the title of Team Master Chefs. The competitions will be filmed on GoPro’s and the drama will be shown at the end of the week. Your team will be challenged with secret ingredients and courses.  So now Tomahawk, with an open heart and an empty stomach, I say to you in the words of Obi Joe: Allez cuisine!

TR405 The Dark Side 7/10-21, Cadette, In a land far far away…while the rest of camp is in the light, you will experience camp in the dark! Take over camp at night by learning the secrets of our universe.  Stay up with the stars and sleep in late. Create your own lightsaber and master Darth mind tricks! There will be time for general camp activities too!!

Sky High Ranch Camps

SH02 Anchors Away 6/12-17, Junior, (Stand up Paddle Boards have been added) – Are you crazy about boats? Travel offsite to nearby lakes and to kayak and sail, paddle board and swim! Build your own boat and race in the second annual Sky High Cardboard Regatta! There will be time for general activities too. This camp does not include a zip line.

SH155 Night Ninjas  6/19-24, Junior, Our night ninjas are known for their camp stealth and adventure! Try your hand at Glow in the Dark Archery, Sleep-in Breakfasts, and Star Gazing.  “You didn’t see anything…!” There will be time for general activities too. This camp does not include zip line.

SH16 Boatload of Fun (Standup Paddle Boarding added!)  6/19-24, Cadette, Get ready to sample all types of boats – kayaks and canoes to stand up paddle boards! Weather permitting, groups will boat everyday and take a day-trip to practice their skills. Lounging lake-side and swimming are a must! There will be time for general activities too. This camp does not include a zip line.

SH23 6/26-7/1 & SH60 7/24-29 Canoe Crazy, Junior, (Standup Paddle Boarding added!) – Are you crazy about boating? Travel offsite to nearby lakes to try kayaking, sailing stand up paddle board and swimming! Build your own boat and race in the second annual Sky High Cardboard Regatta! There will be time for general activities too. This camp does not include a zip line.

SH535 District 14 7/17-22, Cadette, Ensure that the odds are in your favor by honing your archery skills and learning new ones, such as canoeing and ziplining! A night under the stars will increase your odds of becoming a victor. Participants must be at least 60 lbs to ensure they do not get stuck mid-zip.

The following sessions are cancelled due to lack of interest:
SH15 InTents
SH53 Boating Assistant
TC034 MMR High Adventure Troop Camp – GoPro
TC038 MMR High Adventure Troop Camp – GoPro – adult
TR18 Novel Idea
TR40 Deep Blue Sea

Travel the world with Girl Scout Destinations: Deadline for Round One applications extended to Nov. 30


Are you interested in traveling? Maybe you have always wanted to surf in Costa Rica or kiss the Blarney Stone in Ireland? With Girl Scout Destinations you can see the world while meeting fellow Girl Scouts and experiencing a once in a life time adventure!

Destinations are Girl Scout sponsored travel programs that are open to individual Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Girls apply individually and scholarships are available. The Rae Ann and Richard E. Dougherty Look Wider International Travel Fund is one of them.

An application and full list of trips can be found here: http://forgirls.girlscouts.org/travel/take-a-trip/destinations/

To apply, visit the Girl Scouts Destinations website and download the PDF application. Email the application and two completed reference forms to Anna Danila, Girl Scouts of Colorado Travel Representative, by November 30, 2015.

The 2016 Destination Application Timeline is as follows:

November 30, 2015:**New extended deadline!** Round One Applications are due to Anna Danila at Girl Scouts of Colorado. GSCO will review and send applications to trip sponsors.

January 11: All Round One Applicants are notified of their approval status.

January 29: Accepted Round One Applicants must pay a deposit to hold their place on the trip.

February 12: Round Two applications are due to Girl Scouts of Colorado. GSCO will review and send applications to trip sponsors.

March 4: Accepted Round Two Applicants are notified of their approval status and must pay a deposit by March 20, 2016 to hold their place on the trip.


Troop 1750 Finishes Up 12 Years of Scouting with Impact Colorado


Submitted by Jody Allen Smith

Troop 1750 started as a Brownie Troop at Park Hill School – 12 years ago.  As seniors in high school at Denver School of the Arts and East High School, the girls decided to wrap up their scouting career with self-defense training provided by a local non-profit, Impact Colorado.  Through their Teen Workshop, troop members learned general awareness skills and physical self defense skills.  The girls also explored verbal strategies to establish boundaries with both strangers and people they know.  Troop 1750 thanked Impact Colorado’s staff and volunteers.  “Thank you so much for your time and efforts to help our troop.  Being empowered is really the greatest gift.”

Earning your Gold Award: How to get started


Attention all 8th grade Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, Troop Leaders and parents in the Denver metro-area. If you (or your girl) is thinking about going for her Gold Award, don’t miss Gold Award Training on Saturday, April 18, 2015! This is a free training that is mandatory for Seniors and Ambassadors, who plan to submit a Gold Award proposal within 6-12 months.  Supporting adults are strongly encouraged to attend as well. The training starts at 9:00 a.m. and will be held at Waterstone Community Church in Littleton.

Register online HERE!

View on our activity finder HERE!

You may be asking yourself . . . What is the Gold Award? Why would I want to go for the Gold? Should I encourage the girls in my troop to go Gold?

The Gold Award training will answer all of these questions and more! At training you will learn about the benefits of earning your Gold Award, the steps you must take from beginning to end, how you will work with a Gold Award mentor, and get any and all of your questions answered.  Girls and adults will participate in different trainings, concurrently, which will provide valuable information to make your Gold Award experience successful.


You can also check out these awesome resources online:



If you have specific questions about the Gold Award feel free to contact your regional staff contact.