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Space Science Investigator Night on April 3, 2020

Submitted by Marcy Kendall

Northern & Northeastern CO

Boulder

Last fall, Troops 72418 and 73010 organized a Space Science Investigator Night for Juniors. It was successful with 130 Girl Scouts from around Colorado. We’re hosting another one on Friday, April 3, 2020 at the Fiske Planetarium at CU Boulder (2414 Regent Drive. Boulder CO 80309) for BOTH Brownies and Juniors. Space is limited! (It filled up last fall).

You can learn more and sign up Brownies here:
https://brownie-space-science-adventurer-april-3.cheddarup.com

You can learn more and sign up Juniors here:
https://space-science-investigator-night-april-3-juniors.cheddarup.com

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Sweet Cow Ice Cream wants to buy cookies from YOU starting February 2, 2020

Sweet Cow Ice Cream, which has multiple locations in Denver and Boulder Counties, will support Colorado Girl Scouts during the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Program! As in years past, Sweet Cow will purchase Girl Scout Cookies from local girls/troops to make two special flavors to be offered during February/March.

“Mint Girl Scout Cookie” is a Dutch Chocolate and Natural Peppermint ice cream with lots and lots of Thin Mints blended throughout. It will be available at Sweet Cow shops in Louisville, North Boulder, and South Boulder starting February 2 until it runs out, at which point “Samoa Samoa” will take its place!

“Samoa Samoa” is a light caramel ice cream with toasted coconut, lots of Samoas, and a homemade hot fudge and caramel swirl. It will be available at Sweet Cow in the Highlands, Platt Park, and Stanley Marketplace shops starting February 2 until it runs out, at which point “Mint Girl Scout Cookie” will take its place!

Last but certainly not least, Sweet Cow will have their “Vegan Mint Girl Scout Cookie” available on February 2. Just like the Mint Girl Scout Cookie, but without the dairy. A delicious option for anyone dairy free!

You can find out which flavor Sweet Cow is scooping up at your local shop by checking their website, or by using their free Sweet Cow App!

Sweet Cow will purchase the cookies needed to make these special flavors from Colorado Girl Scouts starting February 2, 2020. The number of packages purchased from each Girl Scout/troop will depend on the needs of each shop and the popularity of these special edition ice creams. To sell cookies to Sweet Cow, simply visit one of the shops where these special flavors will be sold and give your best Girl Scout Cookies sales pitch.

NEW FOR 2020! Sweet Cow Ice Cream is hosting a contest on Instagram! Two Girl Scouts each week (through March 8) can win a $5 gift card to Sweet Cow Ice Cream! In order to participate, you must take a picture of yourself (or have a caregiver take your photo) in a Sweet Cow shop or in front of the door. Post it (or have your caregiver post it) to Instagram and use the hashtags #ilovegscookiesinmyicecream and #GSColo.

Gold Award Girl Scout: Renee Gangwish, Boulder, “Fence It Up”

What did you do for your Gold Award Project?

For my Girl Scout Gold Award Project, I completed an historic and environmental restoration project. My project was to restore the fences around Walker Ranch Homestead. It was mainly to bring out a group of volunteers to restore rotted out and broken down fences for the good of the community, as well as increase public awareness on a wide scale of the need for environmental restoration not only for current use, but for future generations.

How did you measure the impact your Gold Award project made on your target audience?

I increased public awareness on a wide scale by using my curriculum to reach about 150 people at my dance team, 40 at the Parks and Open Space Advisory Committee meeting, and 30 girls and parents from my troop. I hope to increase the visitation percentage to Walker Ranch, but unfortunately I do not have any data to illustrate if this was accomplished as it will take more time for the data to be collected. I was the first Girl Scout to work with Boulder County, and have opened the door for many more to do the same.

How is your project sustainable?

The fencing will be sustained for many years after my project due to the new and stronger material we will be using, but also by others who have the same passion as me and will continue to restore these fences. The sustainability mission of Boulder County and Walker Ranch is to “maintain a high quality of life, without compromising the ability of future residents to do the same.” My curriculum will be sustained because I have a signed letter from the owner of my dance studio, Artistic Fusion, promising to allow me to continue on teaching and sharing my curriculum to inspire kids and their families from across all of Colorado. As well, my website will stay up and continue to be viewed by people, as well as promoted by Boulder County through a flyer of mine which will be put up at their offices to direct people to my website. This will allow my message to continue to be spread through the Internet and all of those who see it.

What is your projects global and/or national connection?

My project was shared in the local newspaper, as well as being aired on CBS4 News in Colorado. My website is able to be seen both globally and nationally. I sent my website to WAGGGS, Piper Jaffray, National Parks and Service’s Office of Public Relations, the State of Colorado Office of Public Relations, International Affairs Department of the University of Colorado, Boulder, as well as to Boulder County Parks and Open Space.

What did you learn about yourself?

I learned that I can interact and manage working with several organizations at the same time, although often challenging. I learned that I can recruit, organize, and lead a team of my friends and fellow students to accomplish a project of this magnitude. I learned that if I am passionate, hard working and persistent, it is possible to achieve great things.

How will earning your Gold Award impact you in the future?

I believe that earning my Gold Award will make me more prepared and confident in my actions in the future. Whether it be in school or in a job, I feel that this experience will be one a keep with me and use it to better myself in the future.

Why do you feel the Gold Award was an important part of your Girl Scout experience?

The Gold Award, though isn’t the complete end of my experience, was a summation of everything I have learned through Girl Scouts, as well as how Girl Scouts has changed my view on the world. The passion and care I have for the environment was curated through Girl Scouts, which is what lead me to create and spend a lot of my time on my Gold Award.

How did earning your Gold Award help you become a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader)?

Earning my Gold Award helped me become both a leader and go-getter. I had to coordinate with many different people and companies in order to get everything accomplished for my project, causing me to become a “go-getter” and take action to ensure everything got done. I also became a leader through taking charge of my project and everyone who helped me during the process.

**IMPORTANT NOTE: This blog represents only a small fraction of the hard work, dedication, and requirements that go into earning a Girl Scout Gold Award. It is simply a brief summary, which is meant to inspire Girl Scouts to Go Gold in the future. For more information on earning your Gold Award, please email highestawards@gscolorado.org

The North Face presents Reel Rock 14 Boulder Fest Pro Clinics

REEL ROCK Fest is back at Movement Climbing + Fitness in Boulder, bringing you another awesome opportunity to learn from the very best. Join us on October 19, 2019 for this amazing clinic:

GRRRL POWER

with Maureen Beck

To celebrate the new climbing badge(s) from Girl Scouts of the USA, join Mo Beck for a fun filled clinic where you will climb with other girls, with tips and instruction from Mo. You’ll also be able to check some of your badge requirements off towards your climbing badge. Good for girls ages 10-16. You don’t have to be a Girl Scout to join in on the fun!

Skill Level / Equipment Needed: Youth beginner climbers; no special equipment needed

Date: October 19

Location:

Movement Climbing + Fitness

2845 Valmont Road

Boulder 80301

Time: 12 – 1 p.m. OR 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Register online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reel-rock-14-boulder-fest-pro-clinics-tickets-73602299459

Cost: $10/person

Girl Scout Cadettes support Wags and Menace

Submitted by Darby Petitt

Metro Denver

Highlands Ranch

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 442 of Highlands Ranch was chosen to represent Wags and Menace at the Doggie Dash on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the Boulder Reservoir. Wags and Menace is a foundation that funds emergency medical care for animals around the world, ranging from dogs to sloths to elephants and all animals in between. The Girl Scouts spent the last month collecting blankets, towels, and sheets from their neighbors and schools to present to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley on behalf of Wags and Menace. Their collection was the largest ever collected at this event while the girls promoted the Wags and Menace foundation at the Doggie Dash. They walked the two-mile loop with the other participants and canine friends while learning about pet safety and care from the Wags and Menace representative. At the conclusion of the event, the Girl Scouts were presented with a Best Kids’ Team Spirit Award for their efforts in collecting supplies and representing the Wags and Menace Foundation team.

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

Girl Scouts Information Night in Boulder, CO

Please join us to learn all about what it means to be a Girl Scout, and the wonderful volunteer opportunities available. Inviting K-12th grade girls and an adult to learn more. New troops are forming today!

As a Girl Scout, your girl will practice leadership with grit like a go-getter, problem solve like an innovator, embrace challenges like a risk-taker, and show empathy like a leader—in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment where she can feel free to let her full, magnificent personality shine through every single time.

Main Boulder Library – Eldorado Room – September 26th from 6 to 7 PM

To start your girl’s membership with Girl Scout of Colorado visit: www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/join

“Space Science Investigator” badge night for Juniors

Submitted by Marcy Kendall

Northern & Northeastern CO

Boulder

Girl Scout Juniors are welcome to join Troops 72418 and 73010 to earn their “Space Science Investigator” badge on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Fiske Planetarium (2414 Regent Drive. Boulder 80309). Cost is $12/girl. You must register by October 1. Space is limited!

All five steps will be available, so girls can earn the badge. The first step of the badge is a scale model. This starts OUTSIDE the planetarium and the leader/parent needs to do the walk with the girl(s). That is  NOT done by the volunteers at the planetarium.

The time is 4:30-6:30 p.m. and includes a show specifically for the Girl Scouts to earn their badge.

What’s included:

  • Dinner: pizza, veggies, and fruit
  • “Bake” your own spacecraft
  • Make a spectrometer
  • Planetarium show
  • Ball Aerospace engineer volunteers

What’s NOT included:

  • The “Space Science Investigator” badge itself – (can be added on separately)
  • Beverage: Bring your own water bottle
  • Enough volunteers to walk with your girls on the scale model (done before or after other stations with parents/leaders who brought the girls). This step is to be done by girls with their leaders/adults either before 4:30 or after the planetarium show. Directions for the scale walk will be provided to adults before the date.

For parking information use this website: https://www.colorado.edu/fiske/plan-your-visit/parking-bus-information

Registration link: https://junior-space-science-investigator-night.cheddarup.com

Questions? Please email Marcy Kendall at marcy.kendall@gmail.com.

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Troop 2255 works towards Gold Award

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submitted by Janice Houston

Northern & Northeastern CO

Boulder

As part of their requirements to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, Troop 2255 learned about food and food waste as part of their “SOW What?” Journey.

Community Food Share is an organization based in Louisville which works to fight hunger and food waste in our communities. They provide fresh, nutritious food to those in need, while also increasing the environmental health of the community by working to redistribute food instead of throwing it out. You can help them by donating food (any amount helps) or volunteering, either individually or with a group. Volunteering is a very fun experience for ages five and up. Girl Scout Troop 2255 recently volunteered at Community Food Share and enjoyed it immensely. They highly recommend it to others.

Info: https://communityfoodshare.org/about-us/how-we-work/

Volunteer sign-up: https://communityfoodshare.org/volunteer/individuals-families/

Girl Scout Troop 2255 has three Fairview freshman members: Lizzy N., Trinity P., and Claire T. Freshman Abbi S. of New Vista completes the troop. Cheryl Paulson is the troop leader and Janice Houston is the co-leader.

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