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Golf workshops with the CGA in September 2019

Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors are invited to learn and practice golf with the Colorado Golf Association! Workshops are specifically designed for Brownies or Juniors and will be taught by instructors through the Colorado Golf Association. Requirements for the Brownie “Fair Play” badge and Junior “Practice with Purpose” badge will be met at the workshop and badges will be provided day of. Capacity is limited to 20 girls and event registration will close when capacity has been met OR on the registration deadline of Tuesday, September 10.

Brownie Fair Play Badge Workshop

Saturday, September 14

9 – 11 a.m.

Common Ground Golf Course, Aurora

Register now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/brownie_fair_play_ba_1128681571.html

Junior Practice with Purpose Badge Workshop

Sunday, September 15

9 – 11 a.m.

Common Ground Golf Course, Aurora
Register now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/junior_practice_with_1855814219.html

The cost is $15/girl and is free for accompanying adults. All girls must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader. Girls attending with a troop leader must provide a completed parent permission form for a Girl Scout activity that their troop leader will retain for their records. Adult-to-girl safety ratios for events must be met.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org. If you have any questions about this event or have trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or call (877) 404-5708.

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Decreasing our food footprint for the “Sow What?” Take Action project

Submitted by Michele Malchow

Metro Denver

Aurora

Girl Scout Troop 60789 explored the “Sow What?” Journey. They learned what a foodprint is and how it affects the environment. They went shopping at a local market and then, they cooked food to learn how to choose a better foodprint. They decided to take their findings and present a video to share with the Girl Scout community. You can watch it here.

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

Silver Award project: Hampden Academy makeover

Submitted by Jessica Raugust

Metro Denver

Aurora

This summer, girls from Troop 64175 completed their Silver Award. These young ladies contacted an alternative school used by Aurora Mental Health. This is a multi-grade facility that provides therapy programs in a safe environment. When the girls arrived, they found several rooms that were in rough condition. The paint was peeling, there were holes in the walls, and carpet was ripped and stained. It was badly in need of a makeover. Troop 64175 decided that these kids needed someone to show them that they were loved.

The girls spent months earning the money and gathering ideas from both staff and the students. They decided to remodel a self-timeout room and the cafeteria. The girls organized their community and many volunteers in order to repair the walls, repaint, put in new carpet, and lay laminate flooring. They purchased new tables, carts, microwaves, and more. They presented staff with positive incentive gift cards and snacks for the highly dedicated staff. The G.I.R.L.s understood how fortunate they were to attend their school and that not everyone has the same learning environment. They learned that they could take an active role in creating positive changes in their community.

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Sailing and Paddling Day for older girls at Cherry Creek Reservoir

Submitted by Kristy Miller

Metro Denver

Aurora

Come join Troop 972 on July 25, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. for Sailing and Paddling Day, an older girl event (Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors), which will include sailing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding at Cherry Creek Reservoir. Bring a sack lunch, water bottle, closed-toed water shoes, sunscreen, towel. If you have your own life jacket, please feel free to bring it. Otherwise, one will be provided for you.

This is not a money earning activity. The total goes towards putting on the event. The cost is $65 per girl for the day. Although this is not inexpensive, the research I have done in trying to set this up for my own troop backs this up as a good deal. I hope the girls can have an enjoyable day on the water and spend some time getting to know each other.

We can take up to 10 more girls in addition to my five rising Ambassadors, but I need RSVP’s by July 11 to ensure that we have the proper amount of staff. If you have any questions, please feel free to call (860) 593 – 6868 or e-mail (kristy@miller-rascals.net) me. Looking forward to see you there!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F094DADAE229-sailing

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Cookies for Metro Caring Food Bank

Submitted by Jessica Ramsour

Metro Denver

Aurora

Girl Scout Troop 65412 from Aurora delivered the 240 packages of Girl Scout Cookies they collected during the Cookie Program to their Hometown Hero, Metro Caring Food Bank. While there, the Girl Scouts toured the market and stocked shelves with the first packages of cookies!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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