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.
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
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Girl Scouts from Troop 63572 completed their Primitive Camper (Cadette) and Adventure Camper (Senior) badges by backpacking to Sandbeach Lake in the Wild Basin area of Rocky Mountain National Park. The girls worked on elements of the badges over the past few months building up to the trip. First, they learned what size and type of backpack works for them by visiting Jax in Broomfield. Then, they worked on learning about meal planning and cooking for backpacking, and how to find and reserve a location to camp. After a few trials with the backpacks, they did a day hike on the trail to Sandbeach Lake to gauge its difficulty. As the final step, they spoke to a ranger about safety in the trail area and learned about bear proof canisters for food and smellables.
Finally, the plan was executed and backpacking trip commenced. While the trip to the lake was a challenging 4.5 hours of uphill hiking, the views and beach at the lake were worth the effort. How often do you get to have dinner at the beach in Colorado? The group camping site is very close to the lake and far enough away from other camp sites to be quiet. It is absolutely beautiful!
Our troop recommends this hike for those who are interested in a personal physical challenge. Take your trekking poles, water filter, and binoculars and be prepared for an amazing trip!
Each year Troop 2237 uses a third of their cookie proceeds for charity. This year, the girls made snack bags for a local food bank. The snack bags are given to kids ages 2-18 that would not normally have a snack for school or after school.
This was something the girls could relate to since they bring their own snacks to school each day. They knew this would make a difference for kids in their area.