Tag Archives: Aurora

Night on the Town

Submitted by Barbara Light

Metro Denver

Aurora

Troop 71 decided to work on their “Urban Orienteering” badge, a badge exclusive to Girl Scouts of Colorado, which helps girls understand how to navigate the City of Denver. We learned a lot about how the city is set up and how to move around it. Then, we put our knowledge into practice by planning our route to go have a night on the town!

We definitely recommend doing this badge as a Cadette. We feel it will help us later when we travel other places. Oh, and Wicked was awesome!

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

Colorado Freedom Memorial

Submitted by Karla Coronado

Metro Denver

Aurora

Troop 62754 spent a few hours volunteering at the Colorado Freedom Memorial. They helped with crowd control and other tasks. They also enjoyed learning about our fallen heroes. One of the most memorable parts was talking to veterans from World War II. The girls met a World War II nurse. She is 103-years-old and was very happy to talk to the girls and see all of their vests.

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

Meadow Mountain Ranch camping trip

 

Submitted by Karla Coronado

Metro Denver

Aurora

Our first tent camping trip was a blast. The girls enjoyed their stay at Meadow Mountain Ranch. We got to do a nature hike and loved our hike to see Hercules. We saw wildlife all around us, from the owls at night to the deer and elk all around us. We had a snowy first night, but that did not stop us from enjoying our trip. We also took a fun trip to Estes Park to hike at some of their trails.

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

Stapleton & Park Hill: Make Your Own Fairy Garden / Hacer su propia jardín de hadas

Join Girl Scouts of Colorado to make your own fairy garden to attract good energy and magical fairies to your home! We will use plants, flowers, rocks, and decorations to make our gardens. We will provide all the materials you need. Let’s learn about nature, how to take care of our world, and what it means to be a Girl Scout. Inviting all girls and families in the area to join us and learn more. New troops are forming today!

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 work together with her peers to discover, connect, and take action.

Event will take place on Saturday, May 18th from 10:00 A.M to 11:30 A.M at Sam Gary Branch Library located at  2961 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238. 

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

Hacer su propia jardín de hadas a traer energía buena y hadas mágicas a su casa con Girl Scouts de Colorado. Vamos a utilizar plantas, flores, piedras, y decoraciónes a hacer nuestra jardines. Vamos a proveer todos de las materiales que necesitas. Aprenderemos sobre la naturaleza, como tomar cuidado de nuestra mundo, y todo que significa que ser una Girl Scout. Estamos invitando todos niñas y familias en la área a aprender más. ¡Tropas nuevas abarcando los grados K-12 hoy!

La experiencia de Girl Scouts está diseñada para ser guiada por las niñas. El tomar decisiones,el arreglo, y la comunicación son elementos esenciales para desarrollar lideres fuertes. Animamos a las niñas que aprendan haciendo. Les preguntamos que se arriesguen – quetraten y vean el resultado. Girl Scouts es una experiencia cooperativa – las niñas trabajan juntas para descubrir,conectar, y tomar acción en su comunidad.

El evento está en sábado, 18 de mayo, a las 10:00 A.M a 11:30 A.M, en Sam Gary Branch Library (Biblioteca de Sam Gary) se encuentra a  2961 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238.

A empezar la registración de su niña, hacer un clic a: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/2019_girl_registration_spanish

Girl Scouts in the fast lane

Submitted by Barbara Light

Metro Denver

Aurora

On April 29, 2019, more than 60 Girl Scouts, from Daisies to Cadettes, gathered in Aurora to race their very own derby car at the annual Race Like a G.I.R.L. Powder Puff Derby put on by Cadette Troop 71. The girls designed and decorated their cars ahead of time in their own style. Some girls took advantage of the experience to learn the science behind car design to earn badges or compliment a Journey.

While at the event, girls voted on which cars were their favorites in design and decoration. There were some very creative girls and we look forward to their innovations in the future. Girls also got to play games, sing songs, and make S.W.A.P.S.

It was a fun and exciting night full of good sportsmanship and creativity. Congratulations to all the go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders! Hope to see you next year!

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

Silver Award project: Activity/Sensory board

Submitted by Shannon Michel

Metro Denver

Aurora/Centennial

Cadettes Sarah R., Bianca P., Emily M., and Maren G. of Troop 4098 in Aurora/Centennial used money earned from the Girl Scout Cookie Program to complete their Silver Award project. They built an activity/sensory board for a life-skills classroom in Aurora Public Schools. These young ladies learned about working with students with special needs, creating activities based upon the students’ abilities, budgeting, teamwork, woodworking, and tool use. They presented the final project to the classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, occupational therapist, physical therapist, and school administrators on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

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

Volunteer Spotlight: Melissa Deal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girl Scouts of Colorado is celebrating extraordinary volunteers throughout the state in honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month. Melissa Deal of Aurora in the Metro Denver region is a shining example of the wonderful role Girl Scout volunteers play in the lives of girls and our community.

GSCO asked Melissa to answer a few quick questions about her volunteer experience. We hope you find her as inspiring as we did.

Why did you become a Girl Scout volunteer?

I became a Girl Scout volunteer originally because my daughter’s troop needed a  troop cookie manager. When the girls were in third grade, their leader decided to step down and I accepted the role of troop leader. The reason why I have continued to be a Girl Scout volunteer is to spend time with my daughter.

Tell us about your different volunteer roles as a Girl Scout.

I have several volunteer roles within Girl Scouts. I have been a troop leader for five years and currently have 12 wonderful Cadettes. I wear several hats when it comes to Product Program. I am an area cookie manager (two years), service unit cookie manager (seven years, I think), and troop cookie manager (nine years). I also participate in the Fall Product Program as a service unit fall product program manager (five years, I think) and a troop fall product program manager (five years).

What have you learned as a Girl Scout volunteer?

I have learned a ton from my girls. They teach me something new all the time. I have definitely learned to fine tune my organizational skills, as well as my event planning skills. Last year, I planned a trip to South Dakota for a week with all of the girls and their families. I have learned compassion, understanding, and self confidence from being a Girl Scout volunteer.

What do you hope girls have learned from you?

Through all of my years being a Girl Scout volunteer, I hope that my girls have learned that anything is possible if you just put your mind to it.  My girls have watched me go through breast cancer treatment and continue to persevere through it all. My hope is that they have learned that nothing can hold you back if you want to succeed. I also hope that they have learned compassion and empathy for everyone. 

How has your experience as a volunteer helped you become a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader)?

My experience as a volunteer has helped me become a G.I.R.L. in several different ways. Together as a troop, the girls and I have planned several trips and outings. We have come up with ideas, and ways to make those ideas come to life while the girls worked on their various Silver Award projects. I have definitely taken many risks every cookie season! I have become a successful leader of getting 12 middle school girls to agree and work together as a team.

Want to nominate a volunteer for Girl Scouts of Colorado to spotlight? Please email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org. 

Silver Award Girl Scouts meet Colorado Governor Jared Polis

Colorado Governor Jared Polis stopped by the GSCO office in Denver on April 24, 2019 to meet three Silver Award Girl Scouts from Aurora! Cadettes Chloe, Sammi, and Avery of Troop 64098 created kits filled with developmentally appropriate toys and activities for toddlers/preschoolers receiving early intervention support. They delivered the kits to the STARS Early Learning Center in Commerce City last month. After hearing about the Girl Scouts’ project, Governor Polis asked to meet them to congratulate and thank them for their efforts to make our world a better place. In addition to telling the Governor all about their project and the impact that it had,  the girls also had a chance to take a few photos with him, including some selfies. You can read more about the Girl Scouts’ project here. Congratulations again to these Silver Award Girl Scouts!

Information Table at Family Fun Night – Green Valley Elementary / Mesa de Información a la Noche divertida de familias – Green Valley Elementary

Please join us to learn all about what it means to be a Girl Scout, and the wonderful volunteer opportunities available. Inviting all students and families at Green Valley Elementary to learn more during the Family Fun Night. New troops are forming today!

¡ Únete nosotros para aprender todo que significa a ser una Girl Scout, y las oportunidades magnificas a ser un voluntario. Estamos invitando todos estudiantes y familias de Green Valley Elementary a aprender más durante la noche divertida de familias. ¡Tropas nuevas abarcando los grados K-12 hoy!

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 work together with her peers to discover, connect, and take action.

La experiencia de Girl Scouts está diseñada para ser guiada por las niñas. El tomar decisiones,el arreglo, y la comunicación son elementos esenciales para desarrollar lideres fuertes. Animamos a las niñas que aprendan haciendo. Les preguntamos que se arriesguen – quetraten y vean el resultado. Girl Scouts es una experiencia cooperativa – las niñas trabajan juntas para descubrir,conectar, y tomar acción en su comunidad.

Event will take place on Wednesday, April 24th from 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. at Green Valley Elementary School located at 4100 Jericho St, Denver, CO 80249. 

El evento está en miercoles, 24 de abril a las 6:00 P.M – 7:00 P.M , en Green Valley Elementary School se encuentra a 4100 Jericho St, Denver, CO 80249. 

A empezar la registración de su niña, hacer un clic a: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/2019_girl_registration_spanish

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

Information Table at Family Night – Bishop Elementary / Mesa de Información a la Noche de Familias – Bishop Elementary

Free After School Spa Day – Día del Spa Gratís Después de la Escuela

Join Girl Scouts of Colorado for our FREE After School Spa Day!! We will be making our own lip gloss and soap together while we get to know the girls around us and make new friends! Let’s learn about making healthy choices together, and discover what it means to be a Girl Scout!

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 work together with her peers to discover, connect, and take action.

The event takes place on Tuesday, April 23rd after- school from 3:30 P.M. to 5:00 P.M in the Small Community Room at Aurora Central Library  located at 14949 E Alameda Pkwy, Aurora, CO 80012. 

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

¡Únete Girl Scouts de Colorado por nuestra Día del Spa Gratís! ¡Vamos a hacer nuestra mismo el brillo labial y jabón mientras nos encontramos con las chicas en nuestra área y amigas nuevas! Aprenderemos sobre opciónes saludables, y todo que significa a ser una Girl Scout.

La experiencia de Girl Scouts está diseñada para ser guiada por las niñas. El tomar decisiones,el arreglo, y la comunicación son elementos esenciales para desarrollar lideres fuertes. Animamos a las niñas que aprendan haciendo. Les preguntamos que se arriesguen – quetraten y vean el resultado. Girl Scouts es una experiencia cooperativa – las niñas trabajan juntas para descubrir,conectar, y tomar acción en su comunidad.

El evento está en martes, el 23 de abril después de la escuela a las 3:30 P.M – 5:00 P.M, en la sala pequeña de la comunidad en Aurora Central Library (Biblioteca de Aurora) se encuentra a 14949 E Alameda Pkwy, Aurora, CO 80012. 

A empezar la registración de su niña, hacer un clic a: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/2019_girl_registration_spanish