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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.

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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.

The CELL’s Virtual 365 Series: Radicalization and Violent Extremism Today

Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors are invited to attend The CELL’S Virtual 365 National Security Event Series: Radicalization and Violent Extremist Today on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 4 – 4:45 p.m. This program session is for Girl Scouts in grades 9-12 only. Girl Scouts from outside Colorado are welcome to participate.

Register now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2021/feb04_the_cell_s_vir.html Registration will close Thursday, January 28 OR when capacity is met.

The Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL) is dedicated to the prevention of terrorism through education, empowerment, and engagement. As a nonprofit, non-partisan institution, its exhibit, speaker series, and training initiatives provide a comprehensive look at the threat of terrorism and how individuals can play a role in the prevention of terrorism, ultimately enhancing public safety.

This program has been adapted specifically for virtual learning. A CELL educator will take girls through a lesson and they will hear from Jesse Morton, former Al-Qaeda propagandist, and Christian Picciolini, a former white supremacist. Their remarkable stories will address:

  • Violent extremist threat today
  • Who is vulnerable to radicalization and why
  • Ways to recognize and help prevent extremist recruitment tactics

Information on how to join the program online will be included in your confirmation email.

This program will be available to watch as a recording for one week after the program date. If interested in watching, please register and use the information provided in the confirmation email to watch the recording. The recording will not be available to those who do not register and will not be available past February 11.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

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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.

Awesome Girls: Marketing Me!

This program is hosted by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA).

Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors are invited to Awesome Girls: Marketing Me! on December 1, 2020 from 4-5 p.m.

Register now: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7941283615771306251

You’re great. So, how do you share your accomplishments and talents with others without under selling your skills or seeming too conceited? It can be hard to talk about yourself, so we are here to help! Join us as we hear from three inspiring job recruiters about how to advocate for yourself, build your skills, and tell your story to colleges, employers, and even your cookie customers!

This interactive event will connect you to three experts from RSM who will share their career journey and a little about their past. You’ll learn what it means to think like an entrepreneur and how to market to your customers in the upcoming Girl Scout Cookie season. Then, you’ll have a chance to have your own career exploration questions answered and hear questions from your Girl Scout peers.

RSM is a leading audit, tax and consulting firm , and they can’t wait to share their knowledge and experience with you!

This program is designed for girls in middle and high school. The event will inspire you to get started on a Girl Scout badge, like Business Etiquette or My Portfolio, and prepare you to let your skills shine as you connect with cookie customers.

Please note, this event begins at 6 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. Central, 4 p.m. Mountain, and 3 p.m. Pacific. We acknowledge that the timing may not work with your schedule; you can register and view the playback when it is convenient for you!

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.

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.

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.

Outdoor Adventure Club – First Weekend at MMR!

oac-tb-the-short-wallLast weekend the Outdoor Adventure Club had it’s first monthly event at Meadow Mountain Ranch!

The girls built a solid  support with each other while completing challenges together on our low ropes course.

The girls focused on building a foundation of outdoor cooking, fire building and campsite setup skills. This weekend, we have two more rounds of girls coming through the September program. We encourage girls who are in this program to “share their stories” on our blog.

Because of such high demand for this program, we have split weekends up into multiple events, and offered multiple weekend dates. This is a very exciting pilot program and we are thrilled at the response and feedback we will receive from girls and their families in order to work on future programs like this for older girls.

 

Magic Sky: Mission Spectacular camp May 20 -22, 2016

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Submitted by Rebecca Lankford

Broomfield

Denver Metro

Magic Sky: Mission Spectacular camp

Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors only!
Friday, May 20 7 p.m – Sunday, May 22 1 p.m.

Camp at beautiful Magic Sky Ranch and be the first Girl Scouts to use the professionally designed field archery range! Arrive ready to show what you know and be spectacular!

Activities may include: survival games, cabin challenges, climbing wall, field archery (weather dependent), outdoor cooking competition, team building, orienteering, knife skills, sing-off, swap exchange and more!

Cost:  $80 per scout, $70 if paid in full by 3/1
$50 per safety ratio adult, $45 if paid in full by 3/1

$25 registration fee per person to reserve your spots – due no later than 3/1

Accommodations: heated cabins with bunk beds and mattresses, and indoor bathrooms. Cabins include couches, 2 large school cafeteria-style tables, and picnic tables on the porches. Each cabin will be responsible for cleaning up the cabin before check out on Sunday.

We hope you will join us at one of the most beautiful camps in Colorado!

For more information and to register: http://www.planetReg.com/gsmissionspectacular

Questions? For more information please contact Rebecca “Zap” Lankford and Cara “Mascara” Cansler at camplikeagirlscout@gmail.com

Camp must have a minimum of 50 participants pre-registered by 3/1 or it will be canceled.

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

 

 

Troop 1750 Finishes Up 12 Years of Scouting with Impact Colorado

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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.”