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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, talk with firefighters about their jobs, and learn basic first-aid skills to earn your “First Aid” badge.

Date: Monday, March 30, 2020

Time: 6 -9 p.m.

Location: 

South Metro Fire and Rescue Training Center

17801 E. Plaza Drive

Parker 80134

Registration End Date: Thursday, March 12

Program Levels: Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Adult/Volunteers

Girl fee: $5, includes first-aid kit and badge or patch

Register now: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/first_aid_with_south_metro_fire_rescue_md_03_30_2020

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)

First-Aid kit and badges are included in the cost of the workshop. Please bring a water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the activities!

A basic liability waiver will need to be submitted for each girl upon check in at the event.

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.

If you have any questions about this event or have trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

Juniors: Earn Your “Horsemanship” badge

Submitted by Gabriella Grieve

Metro Denver

Sedalia

Attention Girl Scout Juniors! Earn your “Horsemanship” badge with Inspiring Strides at a three-hour clinic in 2020. 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!
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.

Dates: February 9, 16, 23, and March 1

Time: 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: One week prior to clinic. Class has maximum space for six participants, so please register early!

Cost: $50 / rider

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 through phone at (303) 495-9259.

Hope to see you there!

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Troop 76048 sings Christmas carols and completes Junior “Musician” badge

Submitted by Susan Scott

Northern & Northeastern CO

Loveland

Girl Scout Juniors from Troop 76048 in Loveland completed their “Musician” badge while brightening the day of residents of Affinity at Loveland. They were treated to hot chocolate and cookies after the sing-along.

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Claim your “Trail Adventure” badge

Thank you to all of the Girl Scouts who attended a Trail Adventure meet up with Girl Scouts of Colorado in September! To encourage Girl Scouts to complete a Trail Adventure Badge, GSCO teamed up with The North Face to offer Girl Scouts who attended any Trail Adventure meet-up the opportunity to receive a FREE* badge. If you did, don’t forget to complete your requirements and the online notification form by January 7, 2020.

Registered Girl Scouts must have attended a Girl Scouts of Colorado-sponsored Trail Adventure meet-up in September 2019 and must complete all of the requirements to earn her Trail Adventure Badge by January 1, 2020 to be eligible*.  A parent/guardian or troop leader must fill out this online notification form. This form will close on January 7, 2020. 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.

If you have any questions, please reach out to inquiry@gscolorado.org.

* 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 Girl Scouts of Colorado-sponsored Trail Adventure meet-up in September 2019 and completion of all program level-appropriate badge-earning requirements by January 7, 2020.  Troops may complete badgework together or Girl Scouts may earn individually.

Girl Scouts learn self defense and have fun doing it

Submitted by Karli Anderson

Metro Denver

Denver

Troop 66712 spent an evening at Evolve Krav Maga to learn some basic self defense and situational awareness techniques as part of earning their “Independence” badge. The instructor made it fun, and many parents attended and commented that it was a fun way to help our girls prepare to go out into the world with confidence.

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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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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