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ZAP! POW! Superhero Day with the Girl Scouts

Join Girl Scouts of Colorado staff for a fun-filled superhero day! We will be hosting programming that is open to girls in grades 2-6 on Aurora Public School’s no school days. The program will run 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. with supervised childcare provided by Girl Scouts of Colorado staff members.

Register here to save your spot!  

Caregivers should arrive a few minutes early to complete paperwork. The $25 cost includes: supervised activities including creating comic art, superhero yoga, learning about comic books, watching the Kim Possible movie (G); morning and afternoon snacks (participants should bring a lunch); and a 2020 Girl Scouts Membership that allows girls to participate in troops, cookie sales, camp, and more.

Parents of participating girls must sign a Parent Permission for Girl Scout Activity form, and a Girl Health History form. (Please click on the links to download the forms.)

Contact Bambi Dingman bambi.dingman@gscolorado.org, 303-607-4857 with any questions. If you have any trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

Great start to the season

Submitted by Karla Coronado

Metro Denver

Aurora

Our girls have been working hard selling cookies. Two girls decided not to sell cookies after the initial order was placed. The other girls told me not to worry that they will make up the difference and so far, they have. After two weeks of sales, the four of them have sold more than 1,500 packages and they do not seem be slowing down. I am so proud of them. At the end of the last cookie season, they had a per girl average of 400 packages, so far everyone is more than 300 packages. They had turned a challenge in to a great insentive to sell more cookies.

Our girls are older girls- 8th, 10th, and 11th grade. On top of their busy schedule, they have sold cookies at five different booths, always with a smile and willingness to do their best.

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

ZAP! POW! Superhero Day with the Girl Scouts

Join Girl Scouts of Colorado staff for a fun-filled superhero day! We will be hosting programming that is open to girls in grades 2-6 on Denver Public School’s no school days. The program will run 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. with supervised childcare provided by Girl Scouts of Colorado staff members.

Register here to save your spot! 

Caregivers should arrive a few minutes early to complete paperwork. The $25 cost includes: supervised activities including creating comic art, superhero yoga, learning about comic books, watching the Kim Possible movie (G); morning and afternoon snacks (participants should bring a lunch); and a 2020 Girl Scouts Membership that allows girls to participate in troops, cookie sales, camp, and more.

Parents of participating girls must sign a Parent Permission for Girl Scout Activity form, and a Girl Health History form. (Please click on the links to download the forms.)

Contact Bambi Dingman bambi.dingman@gscolorado.org, 303-607-4857 with any questions. If you have any trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

Conference cookies

Submitted by Gracyn B.

Metro Denver

Aurora

Hi! I’m Gracy. I had a booth sale at my brother’s high school during parent teacher conferences. It was super snowy, so when business was slow, we invited the resource officer over to talk about our cookies. It was cool. His daughter was a Girl Scout for years, and he told us funny stories about all the cookies they sold together. He asked about our new cookie, Lemon-Ups. We talked about them, but I couldn’t sell him those because we did so well that we had already sold them all!

These Girl Scouts also earned the Uniform to Uniform patch! Learn how to earn yours: http://gscoblog.org/2020/01/uniform-to-uniform-patch-for-the-2020-girl-scout-cookie-program/ 

FREE fun patch: Snuffle mats for shelter dogs

Submitted by Sarah Stocking

Metro Denver

Aurora

Jordan, Tanvi, and Ananya from Troop 60846 are making snuffle mats for Aurora Animal Shelter, and they need your help. If anyone makes a snuffle mat for an animal shelter and emails us a picture, then we’ll send you a FREE FUN PATCH! And, you’ll know that you’ve helped a dog in need.

Snuffle mats are enrichment tools for dogs, and other animals, too! They’re made by tying fleece strips to industrial mats, so they’re sturdy and machine washable. Sprinkle food or treats over the mat, and the dogs enjoy searching through the fleece strips for their treats. This is a fun, engaging, stress-reduction tool for the dogs. They love it!

Supplies:

  • 12″x 12″ industrial rubber mat
  • 112 fleece strips cut 1.5″x 12″ each

We bought the TrafficMASTER 36″x36″ commercial floor mat from Home Depot (cut into 9 pieces). Cost is $26, but that makes 9 snuffle mats.

We got fleece donations such as pajamas, blankets, and material from our neighborhood, so the fleece was free.

How to assemble:

  • Copy and paste this link into your browser to watch our video for instructions: youtu.be/UWr4612mqcY
  • Double knot each strip of fleece between each pair of adjoining holes in a grid pattern (both vertically and horizontally).
  • Send us a picture of you or your troop donating your snuffle mats to a local animal shelter, then we’ll send each of you a FREE FUN PATCH! Send pics, number of patches needed, and your address to: snstocking@msn.com

Thank you for helping dogs in need! Have fun making snuffle mats!

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

An Opportunity of a lifetime

Submitted by Serenity C.

Metro Denver

Aurora

Hello,

My name is Serenity C. and I am 15-years-old. My troop has a question for you…Is your troop or your Girl Scout interested in traveling and will be age 11 by July of 2021? Well, we have an opportunity of a lifetime awaiting for you if the answer to any of these questions is yes 😉 My mom is working with EF Tours to host an all-inclusive ten day trip to Costa Rica in July of 2021. What makes this program special? Delve into an ecological paradise, walk amid lush rainforests and beneath towering volcanoes in enchanting Costa Rica. Transport your troop deep into a misty cloud forest, get up close to the world’s most magnificent plant and animal habitats, and see sensational waterfalls and hot springs. From beginning to end, experience natural beauty and thrilling adventures beyond what you ever imagined. Registration is $95 per person. Multiple payment options are available and best of all is you can sell Girl Scout Cookies this year and next year to help earn money for the trip 😉 Use this link to see the full itinerary and all the amazing details of this adventure: https://girltrips.eftours.com/2218043ye 

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

Dispatch to the cookie booth

Submitted by Hannah Karuzas

Metro Denver

Aurora

First day of the cookie selling season, and Melina Jo had a new helper at her myBooth, Emily (her puppet). Feeling a little shy, Emily helped crack the ice by telling jokes. All of a sudden two big patrol cars pull up right beside the table! Melina became nervous, but two friendly, smiling female officers approached Melina and Emily. They heard someone was selling highly addictive product to the public. Melina Jo lightened up once they asked her what she wants to be when she grows up. And, they shared their stories from when they were Girl Scouts!

Melina improved her booth this year, by helping make signs, and telling the customers jokes while Aunt Lucy imputed the customers’ credit card information. She helped figure out the math noticeably quicker. She was more forward interacting with the customers, sharing her favorite cookies, and describing them!

These Girl Scouts also earned the Uniform to Uniform patch! Learn how to earn yours: http://gscoblog.org/2020/01/uniform-to-uniform-patch-for-the-2020-girl-scout-cookie-program/ 

CANCELLED: ZAP! POW! Superhero Day with the Girl Scouts

EVENT CANCELLED

Join Girl Scouts of Colorado staff for a fun-filled superhero day! We will be hosting programming that is open to girls in grades 2-6 on Aurora Public School’s no school days. The program will run 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. with supervised childcare provided by Girl Scouts of Colorado staff members.

Register here to save your spot! 

Caregivers should arrive a few minutes early to complete paperwork. The $25 cost includes: supervised activities including creating comic art, superhero yoga, learning about comic books, watching the Kim Possible movie (G); morning and afternoon snacks (participants should bring a lunch); and a 2020 Girl Scouts Membership that allows girls to participate in troops, cookie sales, camp, and more.

Parents of participating girls must sign a Parent Permission for Girl Scout Activity form, and a Girl Health History form. (Please click on the links to download the forms.)

Click here to download the event flier.

Contact Oriana Richmond oriana.richmond@gscolorado.org, 720-419-2015 or Bambi Dingman bambi.dingman@gscolorado.org, 303-607-4857 with any questions. If you have any trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

Camp Christmas at Stanley Marketplace

Girl Scouts, families, and friends are invited to an over-the-top holiday extravaganza at The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace in Aurora. Exclusive Girl Scout discounted tickets available: $10 on December 19 and $15 from December 20 – January 5. Available by phone only: (303) 446-4829.

Stanley Marketplace will be transformed by an over-the-top indoor immersive installation. Camp Christmas is Denver’s newest holiday experience, where yuletide traditions of the past and present get merrily mashed together in a massive 10,000-square-foot wonderland. Come in from the cold with your whole family and get wrapped in the ooey-gooey, odd, and sweet rituals that have brought light to the darkness of winter for thousands of years.

Ticket alert: Camp Christmas has been selling out, especially on weekends and school holidays. Because tickets for each time slot are limited, we highly encourage purchasing tickets in advance.

Questions? Email amy.myers@gscolorado.org.

Girl Scouts Bingo & Info Night – City Center/Centertech, Aurora

Girl Scouts is a place where your girl is free to try new things and just be herself! As a Girl Scout, your girl will practice leadership with grit like a go-getter, problem solve like an innovator, embrace challenges like a risk-taker, and show empathy like a leader—in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment where she can feel free to let her full, magnificent personality shine through every single time. And now there’s even more to explore, with new badges in robotics, outdoor adventuring, cybersecurity, and environmental stewardship—to name just a few!

 

Come learn more on Tuesday, December 17th from 5:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. in the Small Community Room at Aurora Central Library located at 14949 E Alameda Parkway, Aurora CO 80012.

 

To start your girl’s membership with Girl Scouts of Colorado visit: www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/join