Steamboat Springs Cadette Troop 54538 recently celebrated earning their Bronze Award (as fifth-graders) with a Denver weekend of theater and fine dining! The girls loved the touring Broadway musical “School of Rock,” especially with all the children in the cast. They also enjoyed a behind-the-scenes tour of DCPA and capped off the weekend with the famed Brown Palace brunch. Thanks so much to the Lufkin Family for helping fund all the fun!
Cadette Troop 70720 had some field day fun while earning their “Field Day” badge. We were joined by a younger Brownie troop. The badge was entirely planned by one of our Cadettes. She did a great job and the girls had an amazing time!
Troop 59 learned a lot from the “aMAZE” Journey. We learned a lot about friendship, anti-bullying, self-confidence, cliques, stereotypes, and overall social well-being. Over the winter, we took the “aMAZE” Journey a step further. Some of the girls in Troop 59 wrote on sidewalks or left notes around school, to encourage people to be kind and happy. Other girls gave flowers to students to put a smile on their face or passed out blue bows to wear in support of local law enforcement. The project made a positive impact across our community. We did this to educate ourselves on friendship, make a difference, and prepare for the future.
To conclude, we learned a lot and helped our community in a fun way. It was an interesting experience.
Troop 3572 of Broomfield hosted a scouts only event on Sunday, Oct. 29 at CU Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium. With the help of Claire, the presenter, and Spencer, the pilot, girls were shown a number of constellations and nebulae, went flying by the International Space Station, learned how to find the North Star, and floated in Saturn’s rings. The planetarium was almost full with 195 scouts and family members present. The ooohs, aaahhhs, and general excitement about space made for an exhilarating afternoon. The visit to the planetarium fulfills some of the requirements for badges for Cadettes and Seniors. Great job, girls!
Highlands Ranch Girl Scout Troop 60043 worked on their Urban Adventure badge in June 2017. We used the Urban Adventure Quest challenge to explore the city in a scavenger hunt type of game. The girls took photos so we could document our day and share it with others (the last step of the badge that they chose). It was a super fun experience that I hope the girls will remember for a while!
Berthoud Senior Girl Scout Troop 71126 is hosting Senior “Mission Sisterhood” and Cadette “Amaze!” Journeys! Earn your Journey and badge in an easy, fast, and fun way with your sister Girl Scouts! The Senior “Mission Sisterhood” Journey will focus on personal wellness for every girl and how to achieve your goals. The Cadette “Amaze!” Journey will focus on the twists and turns of getting along. Both Journeys will be FUN!
This event will be held on October 29, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Berthoud Elementary School. The address is 560 Bunyan Avenue, Berthoud, CO.
Cost is $40 per participant and payment must be made in advance. Make check out to Girl Scout Troop 71126 and mail it to Megan Courtright, 108 Hummingbird Place, Berthoud, CO 80513. Please specify which Journey you will be taking. The deadline is October 25.
Participants should bring a lunch and snack for this day-long activity. If you have any questions, please contact Megan at 970-980-7261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our troop of Cadettes and soon-to-be Seniors are planning a weekend at Tomahawk Ranch to work on a journey. We would love to partner with some other Cadette and Senior troops for the planning so that we can all be successful in completing a journey and meet some new scouting friends.
We have not selected the journey yet, but we do have three cabins reserved. You can make your own food or purchase the food at the camp. If you make your own food, you will need to bring your own gear, plates, etc.
The only fees would be to cover the cost of the cabin and your food (which you either bring or you purchase from GSCO). This is not a money-earning activity for our troop, just an opportunity for the troop to work with other girls.
Our troop will take up the better part of one cabin. We need to cancel the reservation for the other two cabins two-months in advance, so the deadline to commit will be October 1.
Cadettes and their troops now have a great opportunity to earn Digital Movie Maker and Screenwriter badges with the Digistars Make-a-Movie Workshop!
Choose a stop motion animation (Claymation!) program, or make a live action movie using green screen technology – both fulfill the requirements for both badges.
Digistars offers after-school enrichment programs at many metro-Denver schools as well as at the studio in central Denver. Single-day vacation camps that run during school holidays as well as weekend workshops and summer camps provide more opportunities to fit making a movie into your schedule.
Even more, troops can book private sessions and Digistars instructors can even run the program at your location!
Programs cover all aspects of movie production including storyboards, set building, scriptwriting, acting, directing, filming, and editing. Our trained instructors are professional filmmakers who have a passion for helping kids bring their stories to life on film. Every instructor has passed a fingerprint background check as well.
The girls built a solid support with each other while completing challenges together on our low ropes course.
The girls focused on building a foundation of outdoor cooking, fire building and campsite setup skills. This weekend, we have two more rounds of girls coming through the September program. We encourage girls who are in this program to “share their stories” on our blog.
Because of such high demand for this program, we have split weekends up into multiple events, and offered multiple weekend dates. This is a very exciting pilot program and we are thrilled at the response and feedback we will receive from girls and their families in order to work on future programs like this for older girls.