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“Girl Scout Way” badge workshop for Daisies -Juniors

Submitted by Kristin Coulter

Metro Denver

Denver

You’re invited to a “Girl Scout Way” badge workshop for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors led by Senior Girl Scout Troop 3573.

Daisys will earn the Vi petal. Brownies and Juniors will earn the “Girl Scout Way” badge.

Juliette Low’s birthday is October 31st, so let’s use the Halloween theme to learn more about her and Girl Scout traditions while earning a badge.

Where: Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall
1980 Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80220

When: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Time: 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Cost: $10/girl, includes badge

How: Email the number of attending and Girl Scout level to troop3573@yahoo.com by October 12.

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

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.