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Letterboxing with Brownies

Submitted by Rebecca Knight

Metro Denver

Westminster

The Brownies from Girl Scout Troop 60493 recently earned their “Letterboxer” badge. They searched for one letterbox and had so much fun planting two other letterboxes! They want to share their clues with you, so your Brownies can earn their “Letterboxer” badge too. Follow this link to atlasquest.com and share the adventure: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?boxId=310459

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

Troop 65659’s “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” project

Submitted by Jessica Spangler

Metro Denver

Denver

Multi-level Troop 65659 completed the “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Journey. They made a field guide of the Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch and when all the pages were in a report cover, they all signed it and gifted it to the girl whose idea it was to complete the Journey. They chose iNaturalist as their SciStarter project and went back to the Nature Center to complete their observations of biodiversity including ants, cactuses, ladybugs, beetles, dragonflies, several species of butterflies, cattails, and mallard ducks. Their observations were uploaded to the iNaturalist website, which uses software and volunteers to help identify species, and the data the girls contributed will help scientists track changes in biodiversity.

The girls chose illegal off-leash dog walking as their issue for their Take Action project and brainstormed how it bothers other people. They decided to make a video with dancing and singing to educate people about the issue. The troop leader helped them survey neighbors online and then, the girls sang a song about why dogs should be leashed to the tune of “Who Let the Dogs Out?” by Baha Men. They added their own skit to the video, and local service dog handler Aziza agreed to help by speaking in the video about her experiences with off-leash dogs, some of which threatened her safety. The survey and video got neighbors to start discussing the issue after being posted to Nextdoor. Through the process of making the video, the girls and families learned more about where dogs are allowed to be off leash.

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

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.

Juniors: Earn your “Horsemanship” badge with Inspiring Strides

Submitted by Gabriella Grieve

Metro Denver

Sedalia

Girl Scout Juniors can earn their “Horsemanship” badge with Inspiring Strides at a three-hour clinic on October 13, 2019. Learn everything horse-related and complete all requirements to earn your badge. The clinic will cover everything including grooming, handling, arena etiquette, horse anatomy, tack anatomy, horse behavior, and riding!

Time: 1 – 4 p.m.

Cost: $50 / rider

To register, please email Gabriella Grieve at Inspiring Strides at inspiringstridesco@gmail.com. The registration process does include a liability release waiver, photo release, and safety rules form. Class has limited space so please register early!

Deadline: October 6

Clinic is held in an outdoor arena, so please wear weather-appropriate, as well as horse appropriate, attire. Long pants and closed toe shoes are mandatory. Bicycle helmets are not appropriate for riding, so please only bring ASTM approved helmets. If you do not have an ASTM approved helmet, there will be some available for riders.

Badges are provided!

For more information about Inspiring Strides visit us on Facebook or Instagram using the handle @inspiringstridesco.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out via email at the above address or through phone at (303) 495-9259.

Hope to see you there!

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

Cadette earns “Climbing Adventure” badge

Submitted by Camryn P.

Metro Denver

Highlands Ranch

Hello, my name is Camryn and recently I earned the new Cadette Climbing Adventure badge! For the first part of it, I had to interview an expert rock climber. My dad is on the Search and Rescue team, so he knew someone who would be good for the job. Rebecca has a rock wall inside her house! She talked about different kinds of rock climbing and different ways to rock climb. She also talked about how to belay, tie knots, and how she got into rock climbing. Rebecca showed me all the equipment you need and we talked about safety.

On Sunday, September 22, 2019, we went to Devils Head to try out some real rock climbing! It was about an hour drive there and a fun hike up to the rock wall called “Training Grounds.” The two routes I climbed were called Beginners Luck (rated 5.6) and Practice Run (rated 5.8). It was a lot of fun! Rock climbing was hard in some places and easy in others. It was very different than indoor rock climbing because you need a lot more grip strength as there are no pockets to hold on to like on a rock wall. I even got to belay Rebecca, so that meant her life was in my hands! I had a lot of fun doing this badge and I can’t wait to do more fun outdoor badges.

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

Attend a Trail Adventure event and be eligible to receive a FREE Trail Adventure badge

To encourage Girl Scouts to complete a Trail Adventure badge, we’ve teamed up with The North Face to offer Girl Scouts who attend any Trail Adventure meet-up the opportunity to receive a FREE* badge.

Attend any Girl Scouts of Colorado-sponsored Trail Adventure meet-ups in September 2019 and complete all of the requirements to earn a Trail Adventure badge by January 1, 2020, and a Girl Scout is eligible to receive her badge for FREE*.  Just have a parent/guardian or troop leader fill out this online notification formThis form will close on January 7, 2020 and badges will be mailed in January to the address provided. Badges are earned by Girl Scouts and must be completed according to the appropriate program level. Check out the online Badge Explorer for specific badge requirements for each program level.

With a shared purpose of encouraging exploration, Girl Scouts and The North Face understand the importance of providing the next generation of girls, regardless of socioeconomic status, with outdoor adventure experiences. By giving girls the opportunity to experience the outdoors, Girl Scouts and The North Face hope to enhance leadership skills and confidence in young girls, while encouraging them to seek new challenges through outdoor adventure.

You can participate in more than one Trail Adventure meet-up and share this exciting opportunity with your Girl Scout sisters who haven’t attended meet-up or aren’t signed up to attend one. All upcoming Trail Adventures are listed below and open for registration on our online calendar.

Please complete one online form for each Girl Scout or group of Girl Scouts completing the badge on the same day. For example, one form for girls who complete their badge on November 10, 2019 and one form for girls who complete their badge on December 7, 2019.

* This opportunity is made possible by a generous grant from The North Face. Only registered Girl Scouts ages 5-18 may receive a free badge upon participation in a Council-sponsored Trail Adventure meet-up in September 2019 and completion all of program level-appropriate badge-earning requirements by January 7, 2020.  Troops may complete badgework together or Girl Scouts may earn individually.

Saturday, September 21, 9 a.m.

Little Thompson Overlook Trail

Longmont

Saturday, September 21, 9 a.m.

Lair O’ the Bear

Idledale

Sunday, September 22, 9 a.m.

Rough Canyon Trail

Glade Park

Sunday, September 22, 9 a.m.

Castle Rock Trail

Castle Rock

Saturday, September 28, 9 a.m.

Mariana Butte Loop

Loveland

Saturday, September 28, 9 a.m.

Garden of the Gods

Colorado Springs

Sunday, September 29, 9 a.m.

Riverbend Pond Loop

Fort Collins

Questions? Email girlexperience@gscolorado.org.

 

 

Girl Scout Engineering Day

The Society of Women Engineers at Colorado School of Mines is thrilled to invite Girl Scout Juniors to their annual Girl Scout Engineering Day on Saturday, November 2, 2019! At this event, Girl Scout Juniors will explore engineering and design and build simple machines. Activities will meet some requirements for the “Think Like an Engineer” Journey and “Mechanical Engineering: Crane” badge. The cost is $10/Girl Scout and includes an “Engineering Day” patch. Snacks will be provided, and dietary restrictions and allergies will be accommodated. Check-in starts at 8:15 a.m. and the event will start at 9 a.m.

All girls are asked to bring one canned food item for a fun engineering activity. All canned food will then be donated to Mines Blaster’s Basket after the event.

This is not a drop off event. All Girl Scouts must attend with troop leader, parent, or guardian. We strongly encourage girls to attend with their troop to help minimize adult attendance. Girl to adult ratios for events should be met.

Register online: https://commerce.cashnet.com/SWE_MEP. You may have to copy and paste the link into your browser. Individual registration must be completed for each Girl Scout.

Capacity is 225 Girl Scouts. Registration will close on October 26 OR when capacity is met.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

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Earn your “Horsemanship” badge

Submitted by Gabriella Grieve

Metro Denver

Sedalia

Girl Scout Juniors: Earn your “Horsemanship” badge with Inspiring Strides at a three-hour clinic on September 14, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. Learn everything horse-related and complete all requirements to earn your badge. The clinic will cover everything from grooming, handling, arena etiquette, horse anatomy, tack anatomy, horse behavior, and riding!

To register please email Gabriella Grieve at Inspiring Strides at inspiringstridesco@gmail.com. The registration process does include a liability release waiver, photo release, and safety rules form.

Cost: $50 /rider

Deadline: September 7 Class has limited space so please register early!

The clinic is held in an outdoor arena, so please wear weather-appropriate, as well as horse appropriate, attire. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are mandatory. Bicycle helmets are not appropriate for riding, so please only bring ASTM-approved helmets. If you do not have an ASTM-approved helmet, there will be some available for riders.

For more information about Inspiring Strides, visit us on Facebook or Instagram using the handle @inspiringstridesco.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out via email at the above address or call (303) 495-9259.

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

“Woodworker” badge workshop for Cadettes

Professional Women in Building (PWB) of Western Colorado invites Girl Scout Cadettes to JXN Station in Grand Junction on November 9, 2019 to earn their “Woodworker” badge! Girls will learn basic woodworking skills, i.e. how to use a hammer, saw, level, screwdriver, and create a candy dispenser utilizing these skills. Register online now! https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/cadette_woodworking_.html

All necessary supplies, equipment, and safety gear will be provided. Lunch will also be provided for all. Girls will receive their “Woodworker” badge at the end of the workshop.

This is not a drop off event. All Girl Scouts must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader. Girl to adult ratios for events must be met.

Registration closes Thursday, October 31.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

First Aid with South Metro Fire Rescue

Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes are invited to learn first aid with South Metro Fire’s first responders on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 9 a.m. – noon. You will also get to talk to firefighters about their jobs and learn basic first aid skills to earn your “First Aid” Badge. Register online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/first_aid_with_south.html

Stations will include:

  • How to get help from 911
  • Talk to someone who treats injured persons
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Clean minor injuries
  • Prevent/treat outdoor injuries (bee stings)
  • Shock types
  • Weather injuries (hypo and hyperthermia)

Badges are included in the cost of the workshop and they will be distributed at the event.

A basic liability waiver will need to be submitted for each girl upon check-in at the event. The waiver will be emailed out ahead of time and available at check-in. We ask that girls bring a full, reusable water bottle with them as well.

This is not a drop off event. All Girl Scouts must attend with her parent/guardian or troop leaders. Adult to girl ratios for events must be met. Troop Leaders: we suggest registering troops individually.

Registration will close when the event has met capacity OR on Tuesday, September 10.

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 877-404-5708.