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Silver Award with Shiloh House

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Submitted by Lisa Svede

Metro Denver

Centennial

Congratulations to Hailey L. of Cadette Troop 60762 for earning her Silver Award this year. Hailey was recognized at the Highest Awards Celebration in Denver on May 7, 2017 for the work she did partnering with Shiloh House. Shiloh House offers specialized 24-hour care for youth between the ages of 5 to 18 experiencing severe behavioral and emotional issues. Placed in home-like settings, youth receive intensive therapeutic intervention to address behaviors and issues that impact their daily participation in the community. When Hailey reached out to Shiloh House, she learned they were in great need of lightly used or new towels, blankets, sheets, and new socks. Upon learning this, Hailey reached out to her community with a video on her mother’s Facebook page; through community websites; by asking her school to put in a newsletter; by asking her church to put in the bulletin; and making the collection drive known to all of the troops in her K-8 sister troop. For several weeks, Hailey collected items from the community. She held a collection night with her sister troops where she spoke to the troops about Shiloh House and her Silver Award project. Hailey delivered the many donated items she collected to Shiloh House in February. Congratulations, Hailey!

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

She blew me away…

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Submitted by Colleen Trapp

Metro Denver

Aurora

My daughter Elizabeth is a Cadette now, she’s been in Girl Scouts since she was in kindergarten. Elizabeth sold 750 packages of cookies this season! When Elizabeth realized she was getting the Build-a-Bear experience prize, she said she was going to give it to her brother! Elizabeth is a twin and her twin brother has special needs. Elizabeth said that her brother got left behind a lot during cookie season, so she wanted to share with him! Grandma didn’t think when the card came in she’d want to give it up, but it couldn’t have made Mommy any prouder. The card came in, she handed it over, and then when it came time to take brother, Elizabeth suggested his favorite items and then helped him put his new stuffed animal together!

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.

Silver Award honorees make “Bags of Love”

 

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Submitted by Tracy Taullie

La Junta

Pueblo and Southeastern Colorado

Two Cadettes from La Junta Girl Scout Troop 31747 completed their Silver Awards by providing social services with ” Bags of Love.” Mali P. and Makayla T. worked for months gathering donations to accomplish their task.  In the end, they provided 20 backpacks with blankets, books, stuffed animals, bathroom supplies, water bottles, and much more to be given to children taken from their homes. The project was special to the girls, who love children and especially special to Mali who’s family has two foster children of their own.

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

NEW-High Adventure Troop Camp, for adventure loving Girl Scouts!

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On the outdoor program team, we have been working to create new programs for Summer 2016. Two that I am especially excited to share with you today are perfect the girl or troop who loves adventure, the outdoors and camping!

The first is the Horse Adventure Trip, July 24th– 30th. On this trip, girls entering 7th grade and older will take a 3 day, 2 night horse pack trip into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, camping at a beautiful lake. Participants will then spend three days at a working cattle ranch practicing their horse and ranching skills, as well as a full day of whitewater rafting on the Arkansas river. Girls can sign up for this trip as an individual, and if they have a friend who is a fellow horse lover but not a Girl Scout- that is okay too, no previous Girl Scout experience necessary!

The second new program I can’t wait to tell you about is our new Meadow Mountain Ranch High Adventure Troop Camp. On this trip, a troop and their one or two of their leaders will have a mountain adventure on a three day, two night backpacking trip into Rocky Mountain National Park. Like the outdoors, but not sure you could plan a backpacking trip on your own? Then this trip is perfect for you and your troop! Our trained Girl Scout staff takes care of all the planning, meals, and even most of your camping gear. We offer one weekend in June, one in July and one in September of this chance to adventure in the mountains.

Interested in either of these awesome outdoor adventure trips? Contact Outdoor Volunteer Programs Manger Anna Danila, anna.danila@gscolorado.org.

Register Now for Summer Camps!

This was written by Anna Danila, Outdoor Volunteer Programs Manager. Anna oversees volunteer-led programs in the outdoors.

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

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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

Travel the world with Girl Scout Destinations: Deadline for Round One applications extended to Nov. 30

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Are you interested in traveling? Maybe you have always wanted to surf in Costa Rica or kiss the Blarney Stone in Ireland? With Girl Scout Destinations you can see the world while meeting fellow Girl Scouts and experiencing a once in a life time adventure!

Destinations are Girl Scout sponsored travel programs that are open to individual Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Girls apply individually and scholarships are available. The Rae Ann and Richard E. Dougherty Look Wider International Travel Fund is one of them.

An application and full list of trips can be found here: http://forgirls.girlscouts.org/travel/take-a-trip/destinations/

To apply, visit the Girl Scouts Destinations website and download the PDF application. Email the application and two completed reference forms to Anna Danila, Girl Scouts of Colorado Travel Representative, by November 30, 2015.

The 2016 Destination Application Timeline is as follows:

November 30, 2015:**New extended deadline!** Round One Applications are due to Anna Danila at Girl Scouts of Colorado. GSCO will review and send applications to trip sponsors.

January 11: All Round One Applicants are notified of their approval status.

January 29: Accepted Round One Applicants must pay a deposit to hold their place on the trip.

February 12: Round Two applications are due to Girl Scouts of Colorado. GSCO will review and send applications to trip sponsors.

March 4: Accepted Round Two Applicants are notified of their approval status and must pay a deposit by March 20, 2016 to hold their place on the trip.

 

Longmont Girl Scouts celebrate earning New Cuisines badge

Cadette Troop 73392 of Longmont hosted a potluck dinner Sunday to celebrate earning the New Cuisines badge. To earn this badge, Girl Scouts must sample dishes, which are from another:

  1. Country
  2. Region of the United States
  3. Time period

They must also try a dish that “makes a statement.”

Troop Leader Sharon Manning wanted her girls to take this badge one step further. Instead of simply trying each one of these dishes, the girls had to make all four of them and then present them at a potluck dinner. It wasn’t an easy task. However, in the end, the girls learned not only about cooking, but about themselves and their family’s heritage.

Bebe, who is Asian-American, made a traditional Taiwanese noodle-dish. She also cooked sweet-potato chips, an interesting twist on the popular sweet potato fry. Along with the help of her mother, Ashley made homemade bread. The two used an old family recipe and tips and tricks passed down for generations.

Earning the New Cuisines badge is just the beginning for this troop. They have many more exciting activities planned for the 2015-16 Girl Scout year, including hosting the Second Annual Holiday Bazaar on November 21 in Longmont.

Sky High Ranch Fall Rendezvous: Blue Moon Harvest, Sept. 25-27, 2015

Come to Sky High Ranch for our Blue Moon Harvest Rendezvous! The Celebration will include Glow in the Dark Archery, a Harvest Festival Dance (bring your own costume or borrow one of ours!), a visit to the farm, Zip line for groups with girls 60 Lbs. and over (or low-ropes for groups that have girls under 60 Lbs.), and crafts, such as seed mosaics, fun with paints and pumpkins, felt owls, etc.

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This is a great opportunity for troops as we provide all the food and program, all you have to do is show up!  Activities will be flexible due to weather (late September is anyone’s guess) so be prepared!

Do you have a Cadette troop looking to earn their Program Aide Internship hours or Silver Award? Rendezvous are a perfect opportunity for girls to plan and run program under the guidance of Sky High or Tomahawk staff. Contact Kim.petau@gscolorado.org or Monica.gray@gscolorado.org for more information.

Register here for this Rendezvous!