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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.

 

 

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

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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

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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.”

Earning your Gold Award: How to get started

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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.

 

Girl Planned trip to Our Cabana 2016

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Submitted by Linda Robinson

Our Cabana 2016 is a girl planned trip to our closest World Center.  This trip is for Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors.  We will be attending the Adventure at Our Cabana Summer Friendship Event in June 2016.  This event is 8 days long and includes girls from around the globe. Participants will have fun at Our Cabana swimming, playing tennis or volleyball, doing crafts in the well-stocked craft house, enjoying the beautiful gardens and participating in campfires, ceremonies, games, singing and much more.  There will be cultural activities planned by the Our Cabana staff as well as a service project for the local community.  We will also take day trips to Cuernavaca, Taxco, Tepoztlan and a traditional craft market.  Girls will also have the opportunity to plan additional sightseeing activities.

Girls interested in going on this trip should be experienced travelers who have taken a trip without a parent and have a passport that expires after December 2016.

Group leaders will be Marti Shuster and Linda Robinson.  We are longtime Girl Scout volunteers and former troop leaders.  We have both taken many national and international trips with girls and adults and are interested in taking a group of girls to Our Cabana.

Cost for this trip is around $1,400.00 plus airfare.  This includes the cost of the event and lodging before the event and transportation to and from the airport.  All lodging and transportation will be with reliable companies that work with Girl Guides of Mexico and Our Cabana.

To register, or for more information, please email Linda at gscocabana2016@gmail.com.  We will have several planning meetings beginning in soon.  Exact time and date to be decided.  Girls may attend meetings via conference or Skype type calls if they are unable to attend in person.

We will be at the Travel and Adventure Minipalooza on April 18, 2015.  Please register for our session Nuestra Cabana 2016 from 1:30 to 2:30 or stop by our table in the travel fair.

Ambassadors celebrate ‘J-Low’s birthday Oct. 31

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Submitted by Sharyn Nevins
Highlands Ranch

The 11th Grade Ambassador troop 6-2286 in Highlands Ranch just celebrated Juliette Low’s birthday (October 31st). They made a cake to celebrate her #153rd birthday year. They also fondly refer to her as “J-Low”. They feel the founder would have approved of her new modern nickname and would like to use it for the next 100 years of Girl Scouts. Although “J-Low” was not present to blow out the candles on her cake, the girls knew she was there in spirit!

Arvada Girl Scouts bridge to Ambassadors on the Catalina Flyer ship in California

[slideshow]The girls of Arvada’s Ambassador Troop 299 have been together for over a decade. Alyssa, Nicole G., Tara, Abby, Kaleigh, Karli and Nicole B. spent nine wonderful days in sunny California seeing the sights and experiencing life at the ocean. Two years of preparations went into this trip, including fundraising and doing prep-work on multiple Council’s Own Interest Project Awards. Some of the IPA’s earned on this trip were Lighthouses, Quake Safe, Ocean Discovery, Marine Life, Surfing and Smooth Sailing. Being prepared made the hands-on experiences richer and more meaningful.

Several days were spent in San Diego, walking the hills of the San Diego Zoo and visiting Shamu, dolphins and other sea creatures at Sea World. Then it was on to Anaheim where we stayed within walking distance of Disney Land. California Adventure and Disney Land parks were days filled with exhilarating rides and wonderful Disney productions, along with breathtaking evening water spectaculars and sensational fireworks. A day in Hollywood visiting the stars and eating on Sunset Boulevard was exciting. Many of the Girl Scouts had never experienced lazy days on sandy beaches and ocean activities. There were boat rides to Catalina Island with a morning of snorkeling in the coves and an afternoon of white sand beaches. Sailing lessons took place in Newport Beach where the girls maneuvered a 20-foot sailboat through the bay. The best day of all – surfing lessons!

Our Bridging Ceremony to Ambassador Scouting took place on the Catalina Flyer ship. It was a simple ceremony with flowers. The sea was rough and windy making the day even more memorable.

Throughout their years together, friendships have blossomed, leaders have been born and many adventures have taken place. The girls are looking forward to celebrating Girl Scouts 100thAnniversary together as they continue together on this adventure called Girl Scouting.