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One Tree at a Time

We know Girl Scouts  love to make the world a better place and our world would be a better place with more trees!

Along with the Elliot Wildlife Values Project and American Forests, GSUSA is launching a bold tree planting and conservation initiative and patch program named The Girl Scout Tree Promise. The Girl Scouts Tree Promise has a mission to plant five million trees, across the country in five years, and to protect and honor new and existing trees. This will be great for wildlife, and it will help protect the planet from the effects of climate change.

To help Colorado Girl Scouts dive into the Girl Scout Tree Promise, Danielle Ardrey, Conservation and Youth Education Specialist from the Colorado State Forest Service, will lead a hands-on virtual series all about trees. Girl Scouts can attend all events or pick which to attend! Plus,  this series also covers content for Girl Scout badges.

Girl Scout Tree Promise – Poet Tree
September 16, 4- 5 p.m.
People have been writing poems about to honor trees since ancient times. Join us as we collect words to express thoughts, feelings, and beliefs about trees. Learn about different types of poems and express your creativity. This activity can also help with these badges:

  • Juniors – Scribe (Start with a Poem)
  • Cadettes – Trees (Step 3)

Girl Scout Tree Promise – The Closer You Look
September 23, 4 – 5 p.m.
When was the first time you really stopped and took a close look at a tree? In this session, we will be sharing about our favorite trees and zooming in on a tree in your area. You might be surprised at the new discoveries you will find! This activity also goes well with these badges:

  • Brownies – Senses (Look Around)
  • Cadettes – Trees (Steps 2 and 3)

Girl Scout Tree Promise – Discover Diversity
September 30,  4 – 5 p.m.
Join us on a journey to discover all the life that trees help support. Our Mission: imagining that we are on a journey to Earth from outer space, we will investigate our own backyards for signs of life. Is this planet devoid or plentiful? This session also supports these badges:

  • Brownies – Senses (Look Around)
  • Juniors – Animal Habitats (Investigate an Animal Habitat)

Want to know more about the GSUSA Girl Scout Tree Promise and the patch program? The Girl Scout Tree Promise is a program developed to protect the planet from the effects of climate change by setting goals to both plant 5 million trees across the country in five years and to protect and honor existing and new trees. Girl Scouts can participate by planting tree(s) and/or exploring SciStarter’s projects for girls, volunteers, and others that deepens their engagement in the Tree Promise and citizen science. More information about the Girl Scout Tree Promise and the patch program can be found at Girl Scouts Trees – SciStarter. 

 

Troop 65659 Daisies design vehicles

Submitted by Jessica Spangler

Metro Denver

Denver

Daisies Elizabeth and Summer Ella with multi-level Troop 65659 completed the Daisy Automotive Design badge. They both chose to design campers.  Summer Ella’s camper will take you to the bottom of the ocean, “fast.” To entertain yourself on the way, you will have iPads and a climbing wall. Elizabeth’s camper will take you to an island, so you can find treasure. It has wings to get you over the ocean.

Summer’s sister, Junior Kennedy, helped with the badge. She designed a mobile library. It has a flashing light that can take you to the past and future. It also has a sunroof that functions as a terrarium for frogs and insects. The girls really enjoyed learning about parts of vehicles and becoming designers.

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.

Graphic Design 101

Submitted by Arya Thomson

Pikes Peak

Fountain

Arya used her Brownie Computer Expert badge skills to design a flyer to pass out to her classmates and teacher. Now, they can order on her digital site and receive some contactless cookie love. Arya used Adobe Spark and a bank of graphics from GSCO to create a design that was all her own. She even added a “love yourself” message on the bottom.

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.

Snow Badge Spectacular: Registration Open Now

It’s winter and that means it’s time to get out and earn your Snow badge! Join the GSCO Outdoor Program team and Sandra Clark, Marketing Manager at The North Face, on a webinar on Wednesday,  February 10, 2021 from 5 – 6 p.m. to learn more about how to plan, prepare, and train for you outdoor adventure. We will walk you through the steps of the Snow badge and give you special tips, tricks, and resources to help you earn your badge. We know that each level of the Snow badge covers different snow sports, so we’ll be sure to cover each one, including snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and downhill skiing/snowboarding.

To learn more and to register: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2021/feb10_snow_badge_spe.html

We will be recording this webinar and posting it to the GSCO YouTube channel for those that are unable to make it to the live event.

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 was at the can send in her story here.

NEW Fire and First-Aid Adventure from South Metro Fire

Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to share a new resource from South Metro Fire and Rescue,  a fire and first-aid adventure! Please use this online resource to help complete requirements for your Girl Scout First-Aid badge. If you use this resource, please make sure to complete the “exit ticket” linked on the last page. Questions? Email reducingrisk@southmetro.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.

Brownie Troop 77918 Honors Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Longmont Library

 

Submitted by Krista Allard

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

Girl Scout Troop 77918 is so excited to share their collaborative mural honoring the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Longmont Library! Our Brownies earned their Painting badge by painting a nature scene with found items, talking about how paint colors can reflect their moods, and each Girl Scout painting two sections of this collaborative mural.

The Brownie mural was then presented to our whole troop while working on the Democracy badge on Election Night. During this meeting, we learned about the branches of our government, read the book “Grace for President” by Kelly DiPucchio, voted on our next badges to be completed, and learned about all the amazing things that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg accomplished for our country.

Take a walk past the Longmont Library to see our mural on the East Side of the Building!

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.

Brownie Troop 67255 Earns Pets Badge

Submitted by Sara Smaling

Metro Denver

Englewood

Third Grade Brownie Troop 67255 recently earned their Pets badge. While learning all about pet care, the girls also had fun making fleece dog blankets. The troop donated the blankets, along with some canned dog food, to the Little Old Dog Sanctuary. The sanctuary rescues old and special needs dogs and cares for them to their end of life.

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.

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.