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Gold Award Girl Scout: Mykaela Ryan, Broomfield, “The effects and how to stop bullying”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What did you do for your Gold Award project?

The root cause of my project was helping people understand what it is like to have a speech impediment and how to avoid bullying people with disabilities.

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

I presented to high schoolers. The impact my project had on the students was they understood what myself and other people who stutter go through. I gave them a survey before and after my presentation for a total of 42 surveys. The pretest average score was 3/10-4/10 and two people got 10/10 and the after survey average score was 8/10-10/10. The teachers and students were interested and engaged during the presentation and said they learned more about stuttering. One of the teachers, Mrs. Stover, even said my presentation was a great example of how to engage an audience because I started out with a video clip of teenagers who stutter. The class also responded well to my own video of my friend at camp.

How is your project sustainable? How will your project continue to impact after your involvement?

My Loyo (Living on Your Own) teacher and my speech pathologist will continue my project. In fact, after I gave my two presentations, Mrs. Shepherd asked my fifth period teacher if I could present my project to that class. The teacher said , “Of course!,” so I will be presenting my project again. My website is up and running and I have given my PowerPoint and brochure to Mrs. Shepherd for next year’s classes. I have a letter from Mrs. Shepherd saying she will do that.

What is your project’s global and/or national connection?

I have my website up and running. My website address is  Http://mrryan02.wixsite.com?stuttersupports. I am working with Camp Say to have my website listed on their website.

What did you learn about yourself?

I learned about other people’s reactions to people getting bullied because of their stutter. I learned a lot about myself. I pushed myself to find someone famous to come to my presentation. I faced my fears in making a video, reaching out in person to my assistant principal, asking my teachers if I could present, and working 80 hours on one project.  I learned I have what it takes to speak in front of my classmates and follow through on a large project.

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

Earning my Gold Award has taught me to be persistent in my goals and what I want to achieve in life.

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

Because it made me face my fear of talking in front of the class or in front of anyone.

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

Risk-taker because I took a risk of talking in front of the class and it turned out really well. People loved it.

**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

 

Pinewood Derby for Girl Scouts

Submitted by Mari Ann James

Metro Denver

Broomfield

What’s a pinewood derby? A pinewood derby is a gravity-powered miniature car racing event for Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts, with the guidance of parents, build their own cars from a wood derby car kit containing a block of pine, plastic wheels, and metal axles. Registrants come together to race each other on a sloped race track. This event helps girls gain an understanding of woodworking tools, engineering principles, and builds sportsmanship, good citizenship, and personal achievement qualities.

Come join us for this fun event that will bring all our local Girl Scouts together. Each girl will build and decorate their own car and bring it to the derby to race against cars made by other girls. We ask that each girl help with as much of the design, construction, and/or finish work as possible on her car. All registrants will be required to follow the provided pinewood derby build rules and participate in the MANDATORY weigh-in the night before the race. After weigh-in, cars will remain at the venue until the race time. Each car will be raced a minimum of four times during the event. Your dad, brother, and little sister want to build their own car to race? We’ll have a family division race just for them!

Registration is $20. The cost includes the car kit and a fun patch, and the winners of each division will receive a trophy! Concessions will be available for purchase. REGISTER HERE: https://www.troop65575.com/register.

The event is April 13, 2019 from 9 a.m. – noon (doors open at 8:30 a.m.) at the Broomfield United Methodist Church 545 W 10th Ave in Broomfield– with the weigh-in happening at Coyote Ridge Elementary the evening of April 12. More details can be found on our site https://www.troop65575.com/home.

This is the first year Brownie Troop 65575 is hosting. We are looking forward to a great turnout.

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

GSCO Photo Challenge: Dinosaur eats Daisy

Submitted by Evelyn M.

Metro Denver

Broomfield

At the Dinosaur Ridge Girl Scout event in October, Girl Scout Daisy Evelyn learned about ecology, making the earth a better place for animals, and almost got eaten by one!

Evelyn is the older sister of 4-year-old twins, who can’t wait to be Girl Scouts, too. She loves doing activities with her troop, trying new things, and then, teaching them to her sisters!

Girl Scouts of Colorado is hosting a photo challenge! Just submit your favorite Girl Scout photo and the story behind it using the Share Your Stories form (www.gscoblog.org/share). Winners will be featured in future GSCO marketing materials, on GSCO’s social media networks, and on the GSCO Blog.

Uniform to Uniform: Broomfield Police Officer visits Troop 65576

Submitted by Crystal Fox

Metro Denver

Broomfield

Broomfield Police doing what they do best, community! We ADORE our police officers and respect what they do so much. The girls were so excited to have Officer Becker visit them at Walmart on 121st Ave. in Broomfield. She showed the girls her car, let them sit in the driver’s seat, and be in the back. She also purchased a package of Thin Mints and donated $16! She is a Girl Scout alum and was so excited to share what she loved about being an officer with our girls. Such a fun morning!

Our Girl Scouts said they were excited to share their experiences about being a Girl Scout with the officer and have the officer share memories with them about when she was a Girl Scout.

Invite uniformed personnel, such as law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, etc., to visit you at your cookie booth as part of Uniform to Uniform! Learn all about this new patch program on the GSCO Blog: https://bit.ly/2VaYX1a

Registration open for day camps in Broomfield

Submitted by Rebecca Lankford

Metro Denver

Broomfield

Is your Girl Scout or troop wanting to learn new skills this summer, as well as make new friends in a safe and judgment-free environment? Troop 3572 has two day camps this summer to help with these goals!

Knots, Knives, and Nonsense will take place at East Interlocken Park June 24 – 28, 2019 and Masterful Makers is at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church from July 29 – August 2. Both camps register through https://scoutingforfun.com/ The cost is $175 per Girl Scout – and if an adult volunteers for the week, your Girl Scout goes for free!

To see a listing of all of the volunteer run camps go to https://www.camp.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/session-list and search for ‘day camp’ or scroll through the list to see all of the camps.

The Broomfield camps are hosted by Troop 63572 RETROS, who love the outdoors and hope to encourage girls to learn new skills and create bonds of friendship through Girl Scouting. Proceeds from the camp help pay for troop activities, and the troop is currently planning a trip to Peru in 2020. If you have an older Girl Scout (Cadette, Senior, Ambassador) who would like to learn more about this trip please contact us!

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

Cybersecurity field trip

Submitted by Rebecca Greco

Metro Denver

Broomfield

Brownie Troop 65575 took a field trip to the Apple Store at Flatirons Mall and earned their “Cybersecurity Basics” and “Cybersecurity Safeguard” badges. They learned about the internet and the importance of protecting themselves online.

At their next meeting, the Brownies expanded on the things they learned by working together to design castles. The girls had very imaginative ideas of ways to protect their castles and we talked about why it’s important to protect themselves online.

We’re excited to dig deeper into cybersecurity when they earn their “Cybersecurity Investigator” badge!

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

Broomfield Girl Scouts work together to support a local charity

Submitted by Brittney Bilotti

Metro Denver

Broomfield

In honor of Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday, Daisy and Brownie Troops 66586, 65575, and 67462 combined forces to conduct a Birthday in a Bag Drive. Each participating girl was asked to do their best to collect items such as cake mix, frosting, candles, plates, napkins, and theme decorations. They were encouraged to reach out beyond their families to obtain supplies. Participating Girl Scouts who collected enough supplies to complete two bags were given a “Birthday in a Bag” fun patch.

All donations were given to A Precious Child Family Resource Center in Broomfield. At this facility, referred families are welcome to come in and shop (at no charge) for items they so desperately need. When a supported family has a child’s birthday, they are able to select an assortment of birthday supplies, in addition to shopping for food pantry supplies.

We are very proud to announce that our Girl Scouts collected enough donated supplies to fill a total of 46 complete sets of birthday bags for local children and their families. Plus, there were an additional 18 boxes of cake mix, 18 cans of frosting, and 24 boxes of candles for our charity’s food pantry shelves.

The leaders and participants of these three troops had such a positive experience that they have already begun planning their next community service project.

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

Girl Scouts explore aviation with female pilots from the Colorado Ninety-Nines

As many as 45 Girl Scouts learned about aviation from the Colorado Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, an international organization of women pilots. Aviation Patch Day was Saturday, Oct. 12. 2018 at Rocky Mountain Metro Airport. Girls explored different parts of aviation at five different stations:

  • Aircraft Design: Tour Rocky Mountain Metro Airport’s ramp to view and explore different airplanes.
  • Paper Airplane Aerodynamics: Make and race various paper airplane designs.
  • ATC (Air Traffic Control): How airplanes are directed around an airport.
  • Weather: How airplanes are affected by weather.
  • Aviation History: Take a trip through history to the first pilots and their planes.

The Ninety-Nines was established in 1929 by 99 women pilots with Amelia Earhart as its first President. Today, with over 5,600 members worldwide, one of the key missions of the organization is to promote advancement of aviation through education, scholarships, and mutual support. Over the past 75 years the organization has introduced thousands of girls and women to the wonders of aviation and awarded well over 800 scholarships, helping hundreds of women achieve their aviation dreams.

Day camp volunteer search in Broomfield and Arvada

 

Submitted by Rebecca Lankford

Metro Denver

Broomfield

Our day camps need YOU! We’re looking for adult volunteers to help run our two day camps in summer 2019 – no experience necessary, but you do need to be registered and background checked before January 1, 2019.

Your child can attend our camps for free if you volunteer for the entire week of camp! All adult registrations must be in by October 31, 2018 to be considered for next summer. We can only register as many girls as we have the safety checkpoint number of adult:girl ratio. Girl registration will open in January.

Broomfield – Interlocken Park outdoor skills camp: June 24 – 28
https://my.cheddarup.com/c/2019-stc-adult-copy

Arvada – Arvada United Methodist Church craft/maker camp: July 29 – Aug 2

https://she-s-too-crafty-adult-volunteer-copy.cheddarup.com/

Contact Rebecca at camplikeagirlscout@gmail.com with any questions.

These camps do not register through GSCO and earnings from the camps are retained to help support the activities for our troop and to help run programming.

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

99’s Aviation Patch Day

Submitted by Theresa Monroe

Metro Denver

Denver

Juliette Gordon Low experienced her first flight eight years after the Wright brothers successfully flew the Wright Flyer I in 1903. The thrilling experience lead Juliette to introduce a “Girl Scouts Aviation” badge to the Girl Scouts Handbook.

Keeping with that tradition, on October 13, 2018, the Colorado 99s, an organization of all female pilots, is hosting Aviation Patch Day. This program is for Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes who are interested in aviation-related activities. These include making and racing various paper airplanes, learning the language of aviation, understanding more about weather, hearing the history of aviation, and even sitting in the cockpit of an airplane.

Event details:

Saturday, October 13, 2018

1 – 4 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Metro’s Airport Terminal

11755 Airport Way

Broomfield, CO 80021

Cost of the event is $6 per Girl Scout
Register through the GSCO website: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events/events-calendar.html
*** Last day to register is October 6.

Questions? Contact Theresa Monroe at (719) 210 – 0890 or monroetheresa@ymail.com.

Some female pilots begin flying from birth when their parents take them flying where as others start later in life. I personally began flying my junior year of high school. That year I took my first flight and I fell in love with it! Every day since I’ve spent my time walking with my eyes turned to the sky. Now, I am a commercial pilot and I travel the world and enjoy my flying. You can be a pilot too, if you can dream it, you can achieve it. It’s never too late to start!

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