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Cadette Book Club Bonus: Ghost-Catcher Challenge

Join Girl Scouts of Colorado online for Cadette Book Club in Fall 2020!

Register for November here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/november_2020_cadette_book_club_virtual

Register for December here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/december_2020_cadette_book_club_virtual

In October, we read the delightfully frightful “Ghost Squad” by Claribel Ortega. We bolstered our courage, cloaked ourselves in Girl Scout magic, and ventured along with Lucely and Syd to battle the devious demons that had descended on the town of St. Augustine. Now, it’s your turn to prepare for the paranormal by making your very own ghost-catcher.

We’ve just passed Halloween and the crisp fall nights are feeling a bit spooky. Your challenge is to use your Girl Scout magic to turn a mundane household item into a ghost-catcher strong enough to stave-off even the most sinister spirits.

You’ll need your courage and creativity, along with these indispensable items:

  1. Strong container
  2. Something light and bright
  3. Happy memory

While not absolutely necessary, these other items might be helpful in crafting your ghost-catcher:

  1. Tape
  2. Markers
  3. Scissors
  4. Washi Tape
  5. Stickers
  6. Paper

Activity Directions:

Your ghost-catcher can be made of any item that you can snap shut at a moment’s notice. A recycled jar, an old coffee container, or a wooden box would all make great ghost traps.

To disguise your ghost-catcher from suspicious spirits, you may want to get a little bit crafty. Use whatever craft supplies or decorations you have around the house to dress-up your ghost-catcher.

Now, you need to add power to your ghost-catching receptacle. Ghosts love dark, spooky places. So, you need to vanquish them with something bright. Get creative with what that means to you. You could grab a yellow or orange item, an unlit candle, a picture of a sun, or anything that reminds you of light.

Your ghost-catcher only requires one more thing to make it ready-for-use: love. Grumpy ghosts don’t hate anything more than joy, so use a marker and some paper to write down a happy memory and tuck it into your container.

Close-up your ghost-catcher and store it somewhere safe. It is now fully fortified and ready for any spooky spirits you may encounter. In case you want to add some extra courage to your ghost-catcher, take a picture of it with one of your pets and share it with Girl Scouts of Colorado on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Twitter and Instagram users should also use #GSColo.

Warm, cuddly pets are widely known as excellent paranormal protectors. And, be sure to join us for our November and December Cadette Book Clubs!

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.

Cadette Book Club: Ghosts, Spells, and Spirits- Just in Time for Halloween

Things are getting spooky in the town of St. Augustine. Our leading lady, 12-year-old Lucely Luna has completely accidentally, conjured malevolent forces forth from an old spell book. With the help of her best friend Syd, Grandma Babette, and Chunk the Cat, Lucely must try to save the town before time runs out. Fans of “Ghostbusters,” “Goonies,” and “Coco” will love this frightfully fun adventure. Sensitive readers beware, there are some scary sections.

Join Girl Scouts of Colorado staff on October 8, 2020 at 4 p.m. for Cadette Book Club as we discuss “Ghost Squad” by Claribel Ortega. Please read the book in its entirety before the book club and come prepared with your brilliant thoughts, poignant questions, and outstanding opinions.

Register Here: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/october_2020_cadette.html

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 Book Club

Join Brownie Book Club for Fall 2020! We will be reading “Judy Moody and the Bucket List.” You can find this book at your local library, bookstore, or Amazon!

When Judy Moody finds her Grandma Lou’s bucket list she is so excited to make one for herself. However, Judy must move fast if she wants to finish everything on her list before she starts fourth grade. Girls should read at least the following pages before each meeting:

October 6: Pages 1-51

November 3: Pages 52-96

December 8: Pages 97-156

For our first meeting, we will make our own bucket lists.

What you will need:

  • Construction paper
  • Printer paper
  • Glue or tape
  • Scissors
  • Makers
  • Pencil or pen

Register Here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/fall_2020_brownie_book_club_virtual

Why join Brownie Book Club? Girls will:

  • Gain reading comprehension skills
  • Practice reflection and application skills
  • Read a fun book and participate in activities with other girls!

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.

Senior and Ambassador Book Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey high schoolers: what makes you who you are? Join Girl Scouts of Colorado on August 27, 2020 at 4 p.m. for Senior and Ambassador Book Club as we discuss “Piecing Me Together” by Renée Watson. In this month’s book, our fierce female lead, Jade, thrives in the high-intensity academic world of her new private school. But, throughout the novel, Jade struggles to find her voice as she grapples with a society that seems to view her as a problem to fix. “Piecing Me Together” elegantly explores the complicated ideas of race, privilege, gender, class, and community. While reading, consider the complexity of your own identity.

You can register using this link: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/senior_ambassador_book_club_virtual_08_27_2020.

Please plan to obtain a copy of the book. If this is cost-prohibitive for you, reach out using the email address listed below.

Please read the book in its entirety before the Book Club and come prepared with your questions, ideas, and opinions.

Are you a current member? If so, you’re all set to sign up. If not, we can help you join Girl Scouts of Colorado.

Questions? Email amanda.eckert@gscolorado.org or if you have trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

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.

Senior and Ambassador Book Club: What Are the Pieces of Your Identity?

Hey high schoolers: what makes you who you are? Join Girl Scouts of Colorado on July 30, 2020 at 4 p.m. for Senior/Ambassador Book Club as we discuss “Piecing Me Together” by Renée Watson.

Register here: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/senior_ambassador_bo_1374699751.html

In this month’s book, our fierce female lead, Jade, thrives in the high-intensity academic world of her new private school. But, throughout the novel, Jade struggles to find her voice as she grapples with a society that seems to view her as a problem to fix. “Piecing Me Together” elegantly explores the complicated ideas of race, privilege, gender, class, and community. While reading, consider the complexity of your own identity. Please read the book in its entirety before the book club and come prepared with your questions, ideas, and opinions.

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.

Cadette Book Club: Things That Travel in Time

Calling all Cadettes! Join Girl Scouts of Colorado on July 9, 2020 at 4 p.m. for Cadette Book Club as we discuss “When You Reach Me” by Rebecca Stead.

Register here: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/cadette_book_club_vi.html

In this month’s book, our 12-year-old heroine Miranda navigates the trials of growing up, family pressure, changing friendships, and… time travel? Get ready to depart on a journey to New York City in the 1970s, but remember, “the trip is a difficult one,” and you can’t bring much with you. Please read the book in its entirety before the book club and come prepared with your questions, ideas, and opinions.

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.

Skype Book Club with author Ammi-Joan Paquette

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Looking for something fun to read over summer break? Check out author Ammi-Joan Paquette’s Girl Scout-only book club for her Princess Juniper series. The series is perfect for Girl Scout Juniors or anyone who loves stories about strong girls leading. All interested Girl Scouts are invited to check this out.

What Would You Ask An Author?—Join This Summer Book Club and See!

Hi there!

Have you ever wondered what life would be like in a kids-only country? Do you like adventure, fantasy, smart, and determined characters? Have you ever wanted to talk with an author about a story they wrote? Well, here’s your chance! 

My name is Joan (Ammi-Joan Paquette, if we’re being formal!), and my most recent published books is the Princess Juniper series. This is the story of a spirited, headstrong princess who has just one birthday request: She would like a very small country to run, all for her own. Does it sound like she might end up getting more than she bargained for? You bet! There’s action and adventure and betrayal and friendship, all rolled up in this series starter which I hope you will enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed writing it! 

In honor of the third—and final—book in the series publishing this summer, I’m running a special Girls Scouts-only book club. Here’s how it works: 

• Your troop reads book #1, Princess Juniper of the Hourglass. 
• We provide you with a special Book Club booklet that includes crafts, activities, discussion questions, recipes, and more. 
• Then, you get an exclusive chance for a free Q&A with the author to get all your questions answered!

(Special bonus: For Girl Scouts who wish to purchase their own copies of Princess Juniper of the Hourglass, each girl will receive a signed and personalized book plate to stick inside the book.)

For anyone who likes stories about smart, strong girls, Princess Juniper could be the book for you. Girls who like to write and have questions about the author life are also welcome. I can’t wait to meet and hope I will see you soon on Skype.

For more info, follow this link http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events/anytime-activities.html This Skype Book Club is listed under “Seminars and Programs.” 

Read more about Ammi-Joan Paquette and the Princess Juniper series at: www.ajpaquette.com

Questions? Use the contact form at http://www.ajpaquette.com/contact.php