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Girl Scouts Family Information Night – Jewell Elementary, 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, October 22nd from 5:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. in the Cafeteria at Jewell Elementary located at 14601 E Jewell Ave, Aurora CO 80012. 

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

Daisy Troop 7228 and Wild Bird Rescue and Rehab

Submitted by Elizabeth Lacy

Metro Denver

Aurora

On October 8, 2019, our Daisies learned about Wild Bird Rescue and Rehabilitation and earned the “Three Cheers for Animals!” badge! The nonprofit organization is located in Wheatridge, and visited us at our Aurora location. The girls spent time with the program educator and two sweet baby pigeons, who were very excited to be picked up and held by our enthusiastic troop.

For information on how your own troop can be part of this program, please check out the website at https://wildbirdrehab.com, or email Julie at emailjulie@mac.com. They do great work!

We had a few girls who were afraid of birds and this was a perfect safe way for them to learn about birds and caring for animals!

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

The Beauty of the seasons at Meadow Mountain Ranch

Submitted by Barbara Light

Metro Denver

Aurora

It’s a new season. A perfect opportunity to do something new, something bold, something beautiful. Over the past year, in the striking backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, Cadette Troop 71 has been trekking up to Meadow Mountain Ranch and hiking the Nature Trail on the property. We completed all four seasons this past weekend and earned the connecting patch.

We stayed on the property and used the time to bond together and learn different outdoor skills. We learned a lot going through the guidebooks and gathered more information when we found ourselves curious about our learnings. We saw the beauty and struggles that each season presented on the same path. We grew closer as a team and in our own abilities. We laughed so hard we cried and helped each other when things got tricky. We have had experiences that will stay with us forever. We highly recommend if you have the chance to go, that you take it; because our biggest learning is that, just like the seasons, with change, comes growth.

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

Girl Scouts Family Information Night – Vassar Elementary, 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, October 8th from 5:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. in C2 Classroom at Vassar Elementary located at 18101 E Vassar Pl, Aurora CO 80013.

 

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

Three Girl Scout adventures in one

Submitted by Sarah Scalise

Metro Denver

Denver

When I welcome new families to my Girl Scout troop and service unit, one of the first questions about the organization is the time commitment. I promise every family that they can participate as little or as much as they want. It is up to every girl to decide how many opportunities she pursues through Girl Scouts.

And finally, with the help of volunteers in Apollo Service Unit, we have an activity that includes a lot of Girl Scouts in a short amount of time. Please join us for a new member Investiture and Rededication Ceremony on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Skate City-Aurora (15100 E Girard Ave, Aurora 80014). No celebration is complete without dessert, which gave us the perfect excuse to host a cupcake wars competition.

It’s basically three Girl Scout adventures packed into one!

For $7 your girl receives skate admission,  fun patch, one slice of pizza, and a drink

Optional Skate Rental +$3

Adult and sibling skaters are $5/per person and only includes admission.

To learn more details and for registration, visit:
https://my.cheddarup.com/c/cupcakewars

I am a go-getter! Our venue has a capacity of 500 people and they are giving me a microphone and sound system. I am so excited to roller skate and sample cupcakes with my community. Make my dreams come true and help the event sell out in advance!

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

Four generations of Girl Scouts

Submitted by R. Vicki Scott

Metro Denver

Aurora

My granddaughter’s first Daisy gathering was earlier this month. We are so excited to have four generations of black women in Girl Scouts. We have covered it all:

  • Cookies and area cooking chair (Lola age 83)
  • Volunteer trainer and outdoor skills (Vicki age 59)
  • Marketing staff (Michelle age 35)
  • Our Daisy (Presley age 5)

I just want to shout it from the rooftops – we are all proud and super excited. She will have some of the same experiences we had: camping, horseback riding, ropes courses, team building, making friends – still with my bestie – supporting women’s rights, learning “Leave No Trace,” wider opportunities, parades, day camps, troop meetings, Pax Lodge, Our Cabana, and on and on…

I just wanted to share… Girl Scouts has made a major impression on us all, truly a part of who we have become. Thank you!

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

ICE! at Gaylord Rockies: Winter 2019

Submitted by Gaylord Rockies

Metro Denver

Aurora

We are about to launch our first-ever Christmas at the Gaylord Rockies from November 2019 to January 2020 with our main event “ICE!,” which is a self-guided walk-through attraction through a nine- degree tent featuring two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures, centered on our theme of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Weekday group tickets are $11.99+tax for children and $19.99+tax for adults. We do offer one complimentary chaperone ticket for every 10 children tickets purchased.

Contact Group Sales at (720) 657-1677 or GH.Dengr.RockiesGroupTickets@gaylordhotels.com with any questions or concerns.

View this flier for more information:

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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.

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