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Awesome Girls: On My Own

Ready to start owning your future? Being financially savvy is the first step to getting started. Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) invites you to the “Awesome Girls: Owning My Future” webinar on October 21, 2020. You’ll hear from financial management experts as you learn to build and practice smart budgeting habits, prepare for financial emergencies, navigate loans, and build good credit. You’ll jumpstart your budgeting habits with an interactive budget activity plus tips on what tools can help you track your budget.

Register here: https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1381860&tp_key=73eecc77eb

This interactive event will connect you to two experts from RSM who will share their knowledge of personal financial management. You will have a chance to have your own financial management questions answered and hear questions from your Girl Scout peers.

RSM is a multi-national network of accounting firms, forming one of the largest financial professional services networks in the world, and they can’t wait to share their knowledge and experience with you!

This program is designed for teens plus young adults and alums who recently graduated. The event will put Girl Scouts on the path towards earning their Ambassador On My Own badge.

Please note, this event begins at 5 p.m. Mountain time. We acknowledge that the timing may not work with your schedule; you can register and view the playback when it is more convenient!

By joining us on October 21, 2020 you will also have a chance to be in a special drawing to win a $50 gift certificate to the Girl Scout Shop or an awesome tablet. Must be under 21 years of age at the time of entry to enter the drawing. All entries by entrants under 13 years of age, must be submitted by a parent or legal guardian on behalf of such Entrants.

This program is hosted by GSUSA.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Blending GSCO’s Badge Series in Your Troop’s Experience

Leaders, are you looking at this upcoming Girl Scout year and feeling a little uncertain about how to engage your girls in a virtual setting? We are here to help! Girl Scouts of Colorado has launched a new virtual program called Badge Series. Each month, we provide online learning modules that instruct girls on how to complete badges and some months we even start a Journey!

Check out our training on either gsLearn if you are a Colorado troop leader or on GSCO’s YouTube channel. We will review the different ways you could use the program to engage your girls and explain the benefits of using the program.

Questions? Email GirlExperience@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Troop 40294 Earns Archery Badge

Submitted by Dinah Campbell

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Our Cadette troop earned their Archery badge at Cheyenne Mt. State Park Archery Range. The staff did a great job of keeping things clean and safe. They walked us through all the steps to teach us how to properly shoot the arrows, archery safety, and made it fun.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Bugs Badge Activity

Submitted by Maahi

Northern & Northeastern CO

Superior

A few days back we had a surprise visitor! It was a bug on our trash bin in the garage. It’s out of the ordinary for me to welcome the friendly bug and surprising for my parents to see how happy I was to introduce them to a praying mantis. I shared my knowledge about this very unique species that I learned while doing the Bugs badge activities!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

I earned the Democracy in Action Badge

Submitted by Clemmer H., GSCO Media Star

Metro Dever

Highlands Ranch

Hi, my name is Clemmer! I earned the Democracy in Action badge. To receive this badge, there are five steps.

  1. Find out about local government
  2. Find out about state government
  3. Find out about the federal legislative branch
  4. Find out about the federal executive branch
  5. Find out about the federal judicial branch

The first project I did was listen to a town hall meeting. Our county lets us call into the county commissioner’s meetings. This represents the first choice under Step One, Go to a city or town hall meeting.

For Step Two, I visited the state capitol. This represents option one, visit your state capitol building. I took a field trip with my friends and classmates and learned about the state’s history, so I was able to go back to the capitol with other friends and tell them what I learned.

Research representation. With help from an adult, I found out how many women are currently serving in the United States Senate and House of Representatives. There aren’t that many. We need more!!

I created a presidential trivia contest. How many presidents have won Grammy Awards? Which president was known for his love of jelly beans?

I talked to a judge. Find out everything you can about what they do. I found out why she choose her profession. I found out how the state courts work with the other two branches of government.

If you are a Girl Scout Cadette and want to do this badge, go for it! There are so many options to choose from!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Girl Scouts and Inclusion

Submitted by Kristy F.

Metro Denver

Commerce City

My daughter Michaela is 9-years-old and has been a Girl Scout with Troop 66794 for more than three years. Michaela has cerebral palsy due to a brain injury at birth. She is in a wheelchair, nonverbal, and has cognitive deficits. Despite those things, she is very social and loves to be around her friends. I took a chance and signed her up for Girl Scouts and I am so glad I did. She has gone to Rockies games, summer camp, and she gets to attend meetings twice a month with her fellow Girl Scouts. She even sold more than 800 packages of cookies her first year. The troop leaders have welcomed Michaela with open arms and they do their best to make the meetings and events as accessible as possible. This summer, the troop had to go on three hikes to earn the Trail Adventure badge. The last hike they did all together at Wilderness on Wheels in Grant. This place provides access to nature for ALL abilities. It has a one-mile boardwalk that allowed all the girls to hike together. This troop deserves to be recognized for being so accepting and treating Michaela as if she is no different than the other girls. Being aGirl Scout has been so good for her. She learns so much from the other girls. At the same time, the girls learn from Michaela.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Fort Lupton EMT Give Expert Advice to Brownies Earning their First-Aid Badge

Submitted by Jessica Holbrook

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Lupton

The Fort Lupton Fire Department sent four EMTs to our Brownie meeting. We are working on our first-aid badge and needed to interview an expert.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Fall Trail Adventure Kickoff

Ready to earn your Trail Adventure badge? We have a special guest ready to teach you how to gear up to hit the trails this fall! Join the GSCO Outdoor Program team and Aliyah Cohen, equipment designer at The North Face, on these virtual webinars to learn more about how to plan, prepare, and train for your outdoor adventure. We will walk you through each step of the Trail Adventure badge and give you special tips, tricks, and resources to help you earn your badge.

We are offering two Trail Adventure Kickoff webinars this fall. One is for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. The other is for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors.

To learn more and register for the Daisy/Brownie/Junior webinar: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/fall_trail_adventure_Oct6.html

To learn more and register for the Cadette/Senior/Ambassador webinar: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/fall_trail_adventure_Oct7.html

After the webinar, girls will have access to an activity packet to help them complete badge requirements. Girl Scouts who complete all of the requirements to earn their Trail Adventure badge by February 1, 2021 are eligible to receive the badge and a Girl Scout bandana for FREE*. A link to an online notification form will be sent to all webinar attendees and will be available on our website for parents/guardians or troop leaders to fill out.

Can’t make it to the webinar? No worries! We will be recording the webinars and posting them to the GSCO YouTube channel. We will also post the activity packet and the link to request a free badge on our website after the webinars.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Tools for Independence Club for Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors

Calling all Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors!

Do you want to be more independent when it comes to your clothes? Do you want to be able to fix a plumbing emergency on your own? Do you want to help more in the kitchen? Do you want to be able to do basic first-aid? Then, Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Tools for Independence Club is the club for you!

Starting September 21, 2020, GSCO  staff will be teaching girls to be more independent by teaching laundry skills, toilet maintenance, household cleaning skills, and basic first-aid. In this biweekly virtual series, you will get to know yourself and what you are capable of by learning and practicing skills that are important for your independence. You will have fun and try new things in a safe, engaging environment. Each session will focus on a particular skill. Join us online every other Monday at 4 p.m.

  • September 21: Laundry Part One
  • October 5: Laundry Part Two
  • October 19: All About Toilets
  • November 2: Household Cleaning
  • November 16: First-Aid One
  • December 7: First-Aid Two

Participation satisfies some requirements for the Junior Independence and multi-level First-Aid badges.

Register here for all sessions, or just pick a few to attend.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

October 2020 Badge Series: Civics

Sign up for our Badge Series program in October 2020 to earn badges related to civics. Girls will have the chance to earn two civics badges that encourage them to explore the structure of our democracy, learn about voting, and how they can be an active member of their community.

We will kick-off the month on October 5, with leaders receiving their content in gsLearn and girls accessing the courses on our new gscoHQ! Login information for girls will be emailed on October 5.

Badges for this month are:

Questions? Email GirlExperience@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.