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Troop 2624 at My Own 2 Hands makerspace

Submitted by Trista Smith

Metro Denver

Littleton

The Girl Scouts of Troop 2624 came to My Own 2 Hands makerspace to earn their “Woodworking” badge! Together, they learned how to use many tools: hammer, screwdriver, drill, impact driver, level, handsaw, miter saw, clamps, and a nail gun! Using these newly learned skills, they were able to make picture frames. They each were able to make their frame unique and custom to their taste by using stain and paint. Each project turned out amazing!

The girls were able to work together as a team to help each other understand the tools. Though some were initially nervous with some of the power tools, others helped to encourage everyone to take a risk and do something they had never done before!

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Pueblo G.I.R.L.s learn about first aid and Girl Scouts

Pueblo Girl Scouts, along with friends, gathered on Friday, January 25, 2019 for a special “Try Girl Scouts” event with a first aid theme. Current Girl Scouts were encouraged to attend to earn their “First Aid” badge AND bring a friend who might also like to become a Girl Scout. There were door prizes for girls who brought friends and for girls who registered to be a Girl Scouts.

At each of the event’s four stations, girls learned how proper first aid can help them become a G.I.R.L.

  • Go-getter- How to use a first aid kit
  • Innovator- Make your own first aid kit
  • Risk-taker- How to build shelters and find water and edible plants in the wild in Colorado
  • Leader- Classes to get certified in first aid and babysitting with ARC through Girl Scouts of Colorado

A special thanks to the seven older Girl Scouts and their leaders who helped run the stations.

Junior “Habitat” Badge Day at Pueblo Zoo

Girl Scout Juniors (4th and 5th grade) are invited to Pueblo Zoo on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. to work on their “Habitat” badge. Girls will complete all requirements for the Habitat Badge. The badge will not be provided at the event. You are welcome to stay and explore the zoo for the day after this event is over.

Pueblo Zoo is an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited facility covering 25 acres in Pueblo City Park. It is home to more than 500 animals representing 125 different species from around the world. Education outreach programs serve nearly every elementary school in Pueblo County, reaching thousands of children each year.

Register online:

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/junior_habitat_badge.html

The registration deadline is Tuesday, March 19.

This is not a drop off event. All girls must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader. Adult to girl safety ratios for events must be met. Girls attending with a troop leader must bring completed parent permission forms for a Girl Scout activity that troop leaders should retain for their records.

Troop 66802 celebrates one year of Daisy’s Circle membership

Congratulations to Girl Scout Troop 66802 for celebrating one year as a Daisy’s Circle member! As the VERY FIRST Girl Scout troop Daisy’s Circle member, they are truly leaders and they are making a difference.

Joining Daisy’s Circle was the big first step to learning about philanthropy. They have continued down this path and are about to complete their “Philanthropy” badge. They have been learning about the many ways you can help people. They gathered coats, donated food, and of course, they helped other girls become Girl Scouts through Daisy’s Circle!

When asked if it makes them feel good to help others, the answer was a unanimous YES! They truly understand what it means to be a sister to every Girl Scout!

Still not a member of Daisy’s Circle? What are you waiting for? Join online at www.gscodaisyscircle.org. Questions? Contact donor relations manager Carol Griffin at carol.griffin@gscolorado.org or (303) 607 – 4879.

Cadette “Woodworker” badge at MO2H

Submitted by Katy Herstein

Metro Denver

Highlands Ranch

My Cadettes had a wonderful time completing their “Woodworker” badge at My Own 2 Hands (MO2H) in Littleton! The instructor was so patient with them as they used a screwdriver, saw, hammer, and level.

The girls leading the badge went ahead of our event date to discuss the badge with the owners and pick a project to make as the last step of the badge. What an amazing company from start to end!

One of my Girl Scouts was VERY hesitant to even come to the workshop, but she ended up being one of the girls with her hand up quickly asking to try a tool first! They were definitely risk-takers for this badge.

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

Cybersecurity 1: Basics with Coalfire

When:

Saturday, January 12, 2019

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where:

Coalfire

11000 Westmoor Cir

Westminster, CO 80021

Girl Scout Juniors are invited to work with cybersecurity experts at Coalfire to earn their “Cybersecurity 1: Basics” badge!
The “Cybersecurity 1: Basics” badge will be provided at the event.

Girl Scouts: $5

Adults: FREE

Register online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/cybersecurity_1_basi.html

Girls will learn:

  • How computers read information
  • How networks work
  • What protocols are
  • How computers communicate
  • What malware is

Breakfast and snacks will be provided. We encourage participants to plan for a late lunch on their own after the session is over.

This is not a drop off event. Adult-to-girl ratios for events must be met. Girls attending with a troop leader should bring a completed parent permission form for a Girl Scout activity that troop leaders will retain for their records.

Registration ends: Tuesday, January 8

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

Service learning opportunity at The GrowHaus

When: Friday, February 1, 2019

10 a.m. – Noon

Please note: Denver Public Schools are closed Friday, February 1, 2019.

Where: The GrowHaus

4751 York St.

Denver, CO 80216

Registration End Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Program Levels: Junior, Adult/Volunteers

Cost: $8 per girl, and adult chaperones are free

The GrowHaus is a nonprofit indoor farm, marketplace, and educational center in Denver’s Elyria-Swansea neighborhood. Their vision is a world where all communities have the means to nourish themselves, and their mission is to create a community-driven, neighborhood-based food system by serving as a hub for food distribution, production, education, and economic opportunity.

Girl Scout Juniors are invited to attend an experiential education workshop at The GrowHaus that includes hands on activities to engage girls in topics surrounding soil and worms, healthy eating, and community! Service work in the educational greenhouse space is included and partial requirements toward the “Junior Gardener” badge will be met.

Adults and troop leaders are invited to attend with girls and must sign up to attend. This is not a drop-off event, all girls must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader. Adult to girl safety ratios for events must be met (http://gscoblog.org/volunteer-essentials/safety-wise/). Girls attending with a troop leader must bring completed parent permission forms for a Girl Scout activity (https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/dam/girlscoutsofcolorado/documents/Parent%20Permission%20for%20Girl%20Scout%20Activity.pdf) that troop leaders should retain for their records.

Everyone attending must bring a completed and signed liability waiver on the day of the workshop. The waivers are available in both English (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sIpaoGlhP2B2aV4Skf2AVeNTAy3dqhlz/view?usp=sharing) and Spanish (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s7mMROeTw9b19KtuqN_c9qTZz8Huvhgo/view?usp=sharing). Birth date and student ID number do not need to be completed.

Please note: Denver Public Schools are closed Friday, February 1, 2019.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical Day Event for Girl Scouts

Sunday, December 16, 2018

11 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Cost: $30

Girl Scout levels: Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes

Day camps at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College offer kids ages 6-13 a fun, educational adventure complete with a tour of the theatre, hands-on experiences with the set, a personal meet-and-greet with the cast members that includes learning a dance number from the show, and more! Girl Scout Brownies will complete the first three requirements for the “Dancer” badge.

30 child maximum for the camp.

Register for the “camp”/event for Girl Scouts: https://coloradospringsfineartscenter.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F4A00001gJrBSUA0

Registration Deadline for event: December 11

All Girl Scouts and their families are also invited to purchase tickets to any of the Matilda performances with a 25% discount (December 6 – January 6, 2019). We recommend getting tickets to the performance right after the camp! Discounted tickets (25%) off for Girl Scouts and their families. To redeem discount, call, visit the front desk, or buy online using promo code GS18. Discount does not apply to standard $20 tickets.

Buy tickets for all performances online: https://www.csfineartscenter.org/theatre-events/matilda-the-musical/ 

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

 

Earning the “First Aid” badge

Submitted by Samantha King

Pueblo & Southeastern CO

Pueblo

Girl Scouts in Pueblo West had fun learning hands-on first aid at a recent workshop held by Service Unit 338. Girl Scouts spoke to an RN and a representative from Red Cross. They learned about 911, wound care, CPR, what to do if someone is choking, and what steps to take in an emergency situation. All girls had fun, earned a badge, learned important skills, and left the workshop able to better help the community and people around them.

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

Junior Troop 416 earns “Business Owner” badge at Rita’s

Submitted by Christy Knight

Metro Denver

Castle Rock

Junior Troop 416 earned the “Business Owner” badge at Rita’s Italian Ice Creamery in Castle Rock. The girls learned how the owners decided to open the small business and some of the steps of setting up the store. They learned about marketing and customer service. They toured the store, watched how the ice was made, and learned about day-to-day operations. The girls also got to taste some of the ice! The owners answered all the girls questions about the business. They had a first-hand experience about small business and learned a lot of new information.

We loved learning about this small business that does a lot to help their community. Knowing about future options is exciting! We were able to ask so many questions.

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