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New Journeys for G.I.R.L.s

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How will you take the lead like a Girl Scout in the 2017-18 Girl Scout year? New Journeys for G.I.R.L.s (go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, leaders) of all ages can help you do just that– all while making your world a better place!

Girl Scouts of the USA will roll out seven new Journeys in myGS (Volunteer Toolkit) in July 2017. Each Journey (whether new or old) is topic-specific, includes hands-on activities, and incorporates Discover, Connect, and a Take Action project. Depending upon the content, some Journeys are shorter and some are longer. They are:

It’s Your World—Change It!

  • Available for purchase in council stores (adult guide and girl book) for Daisies- Ambassadors
  • On the myGS for Daisies only as part of a 15 meeting Year Plan

It’s Your Planet—Love It

  • Available for purchase in council stores (adult guide and girl book) for for Daisies- Ambassadors
  • On myGS for Daisy, Brownie, and Junior as part of a 15 meeting Year Plan

It’s Your Story—Tell It!

  • Available for purchase in council stores (adult guide and girl book) for for Daisies- Ambassadors
  • On the myGS for Daisy, Brownie, and Junior as part of a 15 meeting Year Plan

Outdoor

  • Available on myGS for Brownie and Junior as nine sessions in total, which includes three outdoor badges plus three Take Action meetings and is part of a 15 meeting Year Plan.
  • Available on myGS for Daisies as six sessions in total, which includes two outdoor badges plus two Take Action meetings and is part of a 15 meeting Year Plan.
  • Available for Multi-level for Daisy/Brownie/Junior troops.
  • Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador will be available for Back to Troop as PDFs on myGS.

Think Like an Engineer

  • Available on myGS for Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Multi-level troops. The Journey is six sessions in total, including three Take Action meetings, and is part of a 15 meeting Year Plan.

Think Like a Programmer

  • Available on myGS for Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Multi-level troops. The Journey is six sessions in total, including three Take Action meetings, and is part of a 15 meeting Year Plan.

Think Like a Citizen Scientist

  • Available on myGS for Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Multi-level troops. The Journey is six sessions in total, including three Take Action meetings, and is part of a 15 meeting Year Plan.

Haven’t renewed your membership yet? What are waiting for? Early Bird registration is now open. Any girl renewed by June 15, 2017 will receive a free Early Bird patch. Any troop that has completed the Annual Troop Report for this membership year and has two Troop Leadership Team members renewed by June 15 will receive a $25 credit to the Girl Scouts of Colorado Shop. Renew today: http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/for-volunteers/membership-promos.html

Brownies explore water and life in Africa

Submitted by Cindy Opong

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Daisy/Brownie Troop 43483 learned about water and life in rural Africa as part of the Brownie Wonders of Water Journey. Guest speakers Jim and Carol Nussbaumer, who work with the non-profit Marion Medical Mission, talked about the daily life of women and girls in Malawi. Videos and photos of the poor water conditions and their consequences (health issues, distance to water sources, lack of education, etc.) were shared.

Girls enjoyed trying on the traditional fabric “chitengi,” which women wear in Malawi. Then, they discovered how difficult it is to lift and carry a bucket of water on your head! They had fun with a relay race carrying a half-full bucket and gained an appreciation of the clean, convenient water they have in their own homes.

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

Girl Scout University at DU

Submitted by Christina Bartholomew, cbarth8432@gmail.com

Metro Denver

Denver

Girl Scout University is a day-long event on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the University of Denver campus to help Girl Scouts earn badges. Alpha Phi Omega (a national service fraternity) at DU will teaching two 2-hour sessions offering the following badges:

Cadettes: First-Aid, Budgeting, Finding Common Ground, Comic Artists, and Netiquette

Juniors: First-Aid, Drawing, Digital Photographer, Jewelry, Entertainment Technology, and Scribe

Brownies: First-Aid, Dancer, My Best Self, Home Scientist, Making Games, and Inventor

Girl Scouts can choose one badge to work on in the morning session and another badge in the afternoon session.

Cost: $10/Girl Scout for both morning and afternoon sessions

$5/Girl Scout for one session (morning or afternoon)

Registration: Please contact cbarth8432@gmail.com to sign-up. Registration deadline is April 8, 2017.

Girl Scouts staying for both sessions should bring a sack lunch and water bottle.

All instruction will be provided by volunteers. Girl Scout volunteers and parents will be needed to maintain safety ratios. A space will be available for parents to hang out during the event if needed.

Questions? Email Christina Bartholomew at cbarth8432@gmail.com.

Brownie delivers sweet surprise to nursing home

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Submitted by Trisha Allen

Pueblo & Southeastern Colorado

Pueblo West

In honor of Valentine’s Day, this Brownie from Service Unit 338 wanted to share her love of the Girl Scout Thin Mint with people that may not be able to try them. So, she came up with a plan to donate them to a local nursing home. In addition to the boxes of Thin Mints, she also donated puzzles, games, and word search books.
The office staff thanked her for her kindness. She was very proud to do a charitable deed for the nice people at the nursing home.

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

Aurora Cooks offers badge opportunity for Brownies

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Aurora Cooks is excited to present their first Brownie Girl Scout cooking class to fulfill all the requirements of the “Legacy Cook: Snacks” badge! Aurora Cooks is a recreational program through the City of Aurora. They have a beautiful professional teaching kitchen and create fun, healthy, and engaging cooking classes for all ages. They offer many practical classes in a warm and welcoming environment. In the summer and fall they have an on-site culinary garden where they harvest herbs, vegetables, and a few fruits for use in their classes.

In the Brownie Snack Badge workday, girls will discuss packaged food labels and make several sweet and savory snacks. Come play in the kitchen!

Stay tuned for more cooking classes for other levels of Girl Scouts. Check out all of their youth, family, and adult cooking classes at www.auroragov.org/cooking.

Here’s info on the Brownie Snack Badge workday:

Mon., Jan. 23rd, 2017

5:30-7:30 p.m.

$22.50 per Girl Scout

Expo Recreation Center: 10955 E. Exposition Ave. Aurora, CO 80012

Call (303) 326-8656 or email expokitchen@auroragov.org for more info or to register. Spots are limited, so register soon to reserve your Brownie’s spot.

Brownie/Daisy Fun Day

Submitted by Michelle Johnson

Metro Denver

Thornton

We would like to invite Brownies and Daisies to our Brownie/Daisy Fun Day. We will have each level do a Journey. The Brownies will do “Brownie Quest.” The Daisies will do the “5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals” Journey. The cost is $7 per girl (included fun patch, but not the Journey Patch). If the leaders want a fun patch, they cost $2 a piece. The event is on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We ask that parents just drop off or find something quiet to do so the Junior/Cadette leaders will not be nervous. Each troop must have at least one leader stay with them. We will not serve lunch, but we will be serving snack. Please email troop62215@gmail.com for more info. Space is limited so RSVP soon. Last day to RSVP is 10/24/2016.

First-year Daisies graduate

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Submitted by Krista Fuller

Fort Collins

Northern and Northeastern CO

Congratulations to Northern Colorado’s Daisy Troop 76085! Kalynn, Mila, Harper, Isabel, Amelia, Lucy, Tessie, Tenley and Makena will all be returning next year for more adventures with the Daisy Scouts while Connie will be bridging into the troop’s first Brownie! We’re so proud of you!

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

Olympic fencer teaches Girl Scout Troop 1737 how to fence

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Submitted by Dr. Liss Gruen

Denver

Denver Metro

On Thursday, May 5, 2016 Girl Scout Troop 1737 learned how to fence from Olympic fencer Elaine Cheris. The troop arrived at the Cheyenne Fencing Society prepared for an exciting evening and they were not disappointed. After Ms. Cheris gave the girls a brief introduction to the sport of fencing, she taught Rebecca , a Junior level Girl Scout, the basics of being a fencing referree and Rebecca refereed a demonstration by two student fencers. After the demonstration, the Juniors, Brownies, and Daisies all had the opportunity to put on fencing jackets and duel with their Girl Scout sisters.

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

Because of Camp… How Camp Shaped My Life as an Adult

The following was submitted by Kim “Ruddy” Pateau, camp director at Sky High Ranch. Kim grew up as a Girl Scout in Western Washington. Learn more about summer camps Ruddy leads or register now for summer camp!

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As I look down at the supplies on my living room floor; a suitcase, passport, cowboy boots, a coloring book and my membership pin, I think to myself, “How many people get to go to a conference in London to talk to young adults about coming to America to work and play with kids while canoeing, hiking, rock climbing, zip lining, playing with farm animals and otherwise having the best summer of their lives!?”

Because of camp, I’ve found a career that allows me to experience new adventures and challenges without fear or trepidation. I look forward to what new might be thrown my way because I’ve learned so many skills along my journey.

Certainly I’ve had many other positive influences in my life to help shape who I am; my parents, my friends, my opportunities as an American (corny I know), however, camp is the only place where I was completely safe, yet challenged beyond my comfort zone at the same time. Aside from making life-long friends, I’ve gained skills such as positive-risk taking, follow through and commitment, money management, supervision/management, team work and people skills, as well as youth development and program planning.

Through camp, have I gained outdoor skills and self-reliance. I had such a broad variety of experiences, I have been able to sample a little bit of everything, from sailing and crafting, to rock climbing and horseback riding. I look at life as being full of challenges, rather than obstacles. Challenges that I’m able to overcome with hard work and perseverance.

My life would not be the same if it weren’t for my experiences at camp, and I’m happy to say that so many of the adventures I’ve taken in life both physically and emotionally are due to camp. Camp molded and shaped me into the person I am today.

 

 

New Camp Sessions – Opening on 1/19/16 at 9am

Girl Scout Summer Camp

Camp registration has been open since December. Register now for an open session. These sessions will be added on 1/19/16 at 9am! Every year after camp registration opens, camp directors work to maximize spaces in sessions that sell well. Learn about our entire slate of camp sessions here. Here are the new sessions:

Day Camp

DC0481 Babysitting Boot Camp: 6/20-24,  Cadette – Ambassador, Denver area. The American Red Cross is the nation’s leader in babysitter training and will prepare you to be the best sitter in your neighborhood. Eight in ten surveyed parents said they would pay more for a trained babysitter who is certified by the American Red Cross. Start your babysitting business on the right foot and learn how to be a safe, professional & reliable sitter.  You’ll learn about children’s ages and stages of development, how to hold and feed infants, & how to change diapers. You’ll learn pediatric rescue breathing, CPR, first aid, & business savvy.  You’ll also learn how to handle asthma, inhalers, allergic reactions & EpiPens, all while having fun at day camp! This camp is for girls ages 11-17. Must be 11 by the last day of camp.

DC036 Franktown Day Camp PAI 6/6-10: Cadette, Now Open for Program Aide Interns! Help campers become Super Heroes at a new Franktown Day Camp location!  They will learn how they already are a Super Hero and add more abilities to their Super Hero talents, including soaring with hawks and hiking with llamas. Located at Douglas County Open Space at Prairie Canyon Ranch, 2 miles SE of Castlewood Cyn at Franktown.

Troop Camp

TC03 MMR Troop Camp June 17-19 & TC038 MMR Troop Camp Adult Volunteer , Daisy – Adult-, Explore the wonders of Meadow Mountain Ranch in Allenspark at a Troop Camp. This troop camp offers tabin lodging, meals (Sun dinner – Tues. brunch + snacks), and activities: archery, hiking, teambuildilng, outdoor cooking, campfires and more! Programming is led by GSCO staff, and troops are supervised by their leaders. The 2 Adults meeting Safety Activity Checkpoints are free. Each troop must have an adult who has completed Overnight Training and an adult who is CPR and First Aid Certified. NOTE: This camp needs 25 girls registered by 5/19/16 to run. Register through CampInTouch;  Questions? Contact Outdoor Volunteer Programs Manager, anna.danila@gscolorado.org.

Trip & Travel

TT01 Colorado Horseback Adventure 7/24-30, Cadette – Ambassador (now accepting girls ages 12+)! This amazing trip offers a little bit of everything for the horse lover and girl who loves advenure. We will start at Sky High ranch where we can get to know each other and plan the week ahead. We’ll then travel to Bear Basin  Ranch outside of Westcliffe where the group will go on a 2 night 3 day horse pack trip into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, followed by 3 days at “cowgirl camp” where they will learn how to ranch, rope and ride as well as spend a day whitewater rafting! Pick up will be in Colorado Springs. Girls must be 12 or older. Register through GSCO with CampInTouch; Questions? Contact Outdoor Volunteer Programs Manger anna.danila@gscolorado.org.

Tomahawk Ranch Camps

TR08 Story Tellers 6/12-17, Cadette, Spaces Added! Become part of your favorite books and stories!! Are you an avid reader who loves reading works by new authors? This camp is for the girls who love a good story teller, and have an active imagination. We will step into some of your favorite books, making your stories come to life and exporing new ones. There will be time for general activities too.

TR185 Iron Chef TR 6/19-24, Cadette, Prepare yourself for this EPIC cooking competition!! Girls will learn outdoor cooking techniques and then battle other teams for the title of Team Master Chefs. The competitions will be filmed on GoPro’s and the drama will be shown at the end of the week. Your team will be challenged with secret ingredients and courses.  So now Tomahawk, with an open heart and an empty stomach, I say to you in the words of Obi Joe: Allez cuisine!

TR405 The Dark Side 7/10-21, Cadette, In a land far far away…while the rest of camp is in the light, you will experience camp in the dark! Take over camp at night by learning the secrets of our universe.  Stay up with the stars and sleep in late. Create your own lightsaber and master Darth mind tricks! There will be time for general camp activities too!!

Sky High Ranch Camps

SH02 Anchors Away 6/12-17, Junior, (Stand up Paddle Boards have been added) – Are you crazy about boats? Travel offsite to nearby lakes and to kayak and sail, paddle board and swim! Build your own boat and race in the second annual Sky High Cardboard Regatta! There will be time for general activities too. This camp does not include a zip line.

SH155 Night Ninjas  6/19-24, Junior, Our night ninjas are known for their camp stealth and adventure! Try your hand at Glow in the Dark Archery, Sleep-in Breakfasts, and Star Gazing.  “You didn’t see anything…!” There will be time for general activities too. This camp does not include zip line.

SH16 Boatload of Fun (Standup Paddle Boarding added!)  6/19-24, Cadette, Get ready to sample all types of boats – kayaks and canoes to stand up paddle boards! Weather permitting, groups will boat everyday and take a day-trip to practice their skills. Lounging lake-side and swimming are a must! There will be time for general activities too. This camp does not include a zip line.

SH23 6/26-7/1 & SH60 7/24-29 Canoe Crazy, Junior, (Standup Paddle Boarding added!) – Are you crazy about boating? Travel offsite to nearby lakes to try kayaking, sailing stand up paddle board and swimming! Build your own boat and race in the second annual Sky High Cardboard Regatta! There will be time for general activities too. This camp does not include a zip line.

SH535 District 14 7/17-22, Cadette, Ensure that the odds are in your favor by honing your archery skills and learning new ones, such as canoeing and ziplining! A night under the stars will increase your odds of becoming a victor. Participants must be at least 60 lbs to ensure they do not get stuck mid-zip.

The following sessions are cancelled due to lack of interest:
SH15 InTents
SH53 Boating Assistant
TC034 MMR High Adventure Troop Camp – GoPro
TC038 MMR High Adventure Troop Camp – GoPro – adult
TR18 Novel Idea
TR40 Deep Blue Sea