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Save The Date: Girl Scout University 2021

Submitted by Elizabeth Rouse

Metro Denver


Girl Scout University is back! Sponsored by the Alpha Phi Omega chapter at the University of Denver, Girl Scout University will take place on April 17, 2021! This provides your Girl Scouts the opportunity to earn two badges in one fun-filled morning!

Due to social distancing practices, this year’s event will be held online using the Zoom platform. We will be offering a few different badges for Juniors and Cadettes, who can pick one badge for the first session and another for the second session.

As this is our first year hosting this event virtually, we are working hard to put together a great event. Badges will be announced on March 27, and registration will open the same day.

For questions, please contact gsu@apo-alphaetaiota.org.


We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

A Trip to Mars: An Immersive Murder Mystery Experience In Space

Attention Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes! Register for A Trip to Mars – An Immersive Murder Mystery Experience In Space by Twists N Turns. The cost is $17/girl, $10/adult and there are multiple dates to choose from. Link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-trip-to-mars-an-immersive-murder-mystery-experience-in-space-tickets-132699330269

Rumor has it that there has been some foul play on the planet Mars! After a secret mission went awry, an astronaut has gone missing. The final transmission was concerning and we were hired to investigate. Can you help solve the mystery and find a way home?

If your girl loves mystery-themed novels and detective shows, then this class will give her the chance to test her critical thinking skills in hypothetical situations based in fantasy and reality. She will learn how to excel in puzzles and riddles and will find herself using lateral thinking to be more creative in her guesses. The puzzles and riddles will involve colors, wordplay, shapes, and math.

The mysteries will be presented to the class through videos, images, and text on the screen. The facilitator will narrate the story and explain each puzzle, encouraging students to use what they see or hear to make informed guesses. They will look for misdirections, and break down the steps necessary to solve the puzzles. Then, they will share and debate hypotheses with their troop ultimately working together to solve the mystery before class ends.

Materials: Pencil and paper to write down clues!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Erie Cadette Troop 77053 Stocks Food Bank

Submitted by Ayse Bergh

Northern & Northeastern CO


Over the two week winter break, our troop held a food drive for our local food bank. Specifically, we collected food that the food bank had shortages on. We posted on social media in our neighborhoods what we were doing and what we specifically needed. It was amazing the response we received. People just dropped off bags and bags of food on our door steps. Some neighbors even ordered from Amazon and had food delivered to our door. In that two week period, we were able to fill a big truck and cab full of food. We were really satisfied with our results.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She was at the can send in her story here.

Awesome Girls: Marketing Me!

This program is hosted by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA).

Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors are invited to Awesome Girls: Marketing Me! on December 1, 2020 from 4-5 p.m.

Register now: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7941283615771306251

You’re great. So, how do you share your accomplishments and talents with others without under selling your skills or seeming too conceited? It can be hard to talk about yourself, so we are here to help! Join us as we hear from three inspiring job recruiters about how to advocate for yourself, build your skills, and tell your story to colleges, employers, and even your cookie customers!

This interactive event will connect you to three experts from RSM who will share their career journey and a little about their past. You’ll learn what it means to think like an entrepreneur and how to market to your customers in the upcoming Girl Scout Cookie season. Then, you’ll have a chance to have your own career exploration questions answered and hear questions from your Girl Scout peers.

RSM is a leading audit, tax and consulting firm , and they can’t wait to share their knowledge and experience with you!

This program is designed for girls in middle and high school. The event will inspire you to get started on a Girl Scout badge, like Business Etiquette or My Portfolio, and prepare you to let your skills shine as you connect with cookie customers.

Please note, this event begins at 6 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. Central, 4 p.m. Mountain, and 3 p.m. Pacific. We acknowledge that the timing may not work with your schedule; you can register and view the playback when it is convenient for you!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Girl Scouts Celebrate Bridging to Cadettes

Submitted by Penny Roberts

Northern & Northeastern CO

Estes Park

On a perfect fall afternoon at Stanley Park with a backdrop of clouds, sun, and a herd of elk, family and friends gathered to help Troop 70264 celebrate the bridging of four Girl Scout Juniors to the next program level of Cadettes.  Cadettes are in grades sixth through eighth and are very capably led by leaders Christine Guy and Amanda Hoskins.

This ceremony celebrated two whole years of activities, fun, and community service for a very committed group of girls who have their futures clearly in mind.  The current world situation has done nothing to quench their accomplishments or douse their enthusiasm for Girl Scouts with a strong support of all their families.  Yes, they sold cookies in the spring, getting that accomplishment just before schools closed and their summer was changed from in-person trips and activities to online and special group projects.  Yes, they are selling Fall Products right now.

Help me recognize each girl individually for her accomplishments.

Angelina.:  18 badges, one Journey, and her Bronze Award.  Angelina reports that First-Aid was her favorite badge and their visit to the Denver Zoo was her favorite activity.

Haven:  16 badges, one Journey, and her Bronze Award.  Haven says that Playing the Past was her favorite badge because it let them visit the History Center in Loveland, dress up in period uniforms, and learn to relate to Girl Scouts from past years.  Her favorite activity was the glassblowing workshop with local artists.

Sarah:  22 badges, two Journeys, and her Bronze Award.  Sarah loves the out-of-doors and naturally, the Camping badge was her favorite.  She loves Meadow Mountain Ranch and can have a good time “even if it’s snowing,” according to Sarah.  Add sledding and sand surfing at the Great Sand Dunes and you can see where her optimistic outlook comes from.  She also reports that horseback riding was another favorite activity.

Paige:  13 badges, one Journey, and her Bronze Award. She was not present at the ceremony to tell us about her favorite badges and activities, but she’s an active Cadette now by virtue of meeting requirements for advancement through program levels.

Other girls expressed their love for Girl Scouts with a long list of accomplishments even through the summer program restriction due to COVID.  “Breathe” is a favorite Journey program, focusing on air pollution, environmental issues, and the relationship between trees and the air we breathe.  “Animal Helpers” including therapy dogs, horses, dolphins and even rats spark inspiration in girls to learn more about how training and national programs match people with their creature friends.

A field trip to the Noosa Yogurt Factory allowed the girls to see the farm where the special organically-fed cows give their milk.  They watched the very “happy cows” ride the “Cowasell,” the automated system that harvests the milk daily without ever being touched.

The Community Garden also allowed this troop to be involved this summer in planning, planting, cultivating, and harvesting Plot #66.  Perennials included a large amount of mint, sage, chives, strawberries, and rhubarb.  Deciding to specialize in plants to attract pollinators, the girl added blanket flowers, marigolds, sunflowers, a blueberry bush, and several other perennials.  Even a little bee house was built.

The girls are very quick to relate their future plans to travel when the situation in the world allows it. The financial profits from the past two years of cookie and product sales are safely stored away in the bank to help support their travel plans. As Girl Scout Cadettes, the girls will make all the decisions and plans, including research of places to go, schedule for the trip and, of course, all financial and budgetary activities. They first would like to travel through Colorado by train, and ultimately set their sights on an international trip to Scotland.

Congratulations to all the girls who bridged as well as to those who will continue with the troop.  THANKS to all the leaders and family support systems who make this group so special.  To join Girl Scouts on any level or to become a new adult volunteer, please contact Recruitment Specialist for Girl Scouts of Colorado, Cherie Schonfeld, at cheri.schonfeld@gscolorado.org.  Or contact me, Penny Roberts, Service Unit Manager, at probertscolo@gmail.com or by phone at (970) 586-1775.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Troop 40294 Earns Archery Badge

Submitted by Dinah Campbell

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Our Cadette troop earned their Archery badge at Cheyenne Mt. State Park Archery Range. The staff did a great job of keeping things clean and safe. They walked us through all the steps to teach us how to properly shoot the arrows, archery safety, and made it fun.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Cadette Book Club: Ghosts, Spells, and Spirits- Just in Time for Halloween

Things are getting spooky in the town of St. Augustine. Our leading lady, 12-year-old Lucely Luna has completely accidentally, conjured malevolent forces forth from an old spell book. With the help of her best friend Syd, Grandma Babette, and Chunk the Cat, Lucely must try to save the town before time runs out. Fans of “Ghostbusters,” “Goonies,” and “Coco” will love this frightfully fun adventure. Sensitive readers beware, there are some scary sections.

Join Girl Scouts of Colorado staff on October 8, 2020 at 4 p.m. for Cadette Book Club as we discuss “Ghost Squad” by Claribel Ortega. Please read the book in its entirety before the book club and come prepared with your brilliant thoughts, poignant questions, and outstanding opinions.

Register Here: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/october_2020_cadette.html

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

I earned the Democracy in Action Badge

Submitted by Clemmer H., GSCO Media Star

Metro Dever

Highlands Ranch

Hi, my name is Clemmer! I earned the Democracy in Action badge. To receive this badge, there are five steps.

  1. Find out about local government
  2. Find out about state government
  3. Find out about the federal legislative branch
  4. Find out about the federal executive branch
  5. Find out about the federal judicial branch

The first project I did was listen to a town hall meeting. Our county lets us call into the county commissioner’s meetings. This represents the first choice under Step One, Go to a city or town hall meeting.

For Step Two, I visited the state capitol. This represents option one, visit your state capitol building. I took a field trip with my friends and classmates and learned about the state’s history, so I was able to go back to the capitol with other friends and tell them what I learned.

Research representation. With help from an adult, I found out how many women are currently serving in the United States Senate and House of Representatives. There aren’t that many. We need more!!

I created a presidential trivia contest. How many presidents have won Grammy Awards? Which president was known for his love of jelly beans?

I talked to a judge. Find out everything you can about what they do. I found out why she choose her profession. I found out how the state courts work with the other two branches of government.

If you are a Girl Scout Cadette and want to do this badge, go for it! There are so many options to choose from!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

STREAM Girls: Grand Junction and Montrose

Register now for STREAM Girls programs and pick up your gear in Grand Junction or Montrose: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/stream_girls_blended_ws_10_22_2020

Registration will close on Monday, October 19, 2020 OR when capacity has been reached.

Virtual kick off: Thursday, October 22 at 5 p.m. via Zoom

Virtual reflection: Sunday, November 1 at 3 p.m. via Zoom

Gear pick up at Canyon View Park, Grand Junction: Friday, October 23 at 4 – 6 p.m.

Gear drop off at Canyon View Park, Grand Junction: Sunday, November 1 at 5 p.m.

Gear pick up at Ross Reels, Montrose: Friday, October 23 at 4 – 6 p.m.

Gear drop at Ross Reels, Montrose: Sunday, November 1 at 5 p.m.

STREAM Girls gives Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes the opportunity to earn a special patch as they serve as citizen scientists, anglers, and artists, in order to build an appreciation for watershed conservation and the environment. This outdoor watershed experience employs STEM-education (science, technology, engineering, math) plus recreation and arts to explore a local stream.

Every person is a citizen of her watershed, and Colorado Trout Unlimited (TU) has partnered with Girl Scouts of Colorado so that girls will get the complete picture of what their stream could mean to them.

In this hybrid take home/virtual program, TU will provide Girls Scouts with the necessary gear, a Stream Girls Field Notebook, and a resource list with videos guiding Girl Scouts through six activities that they will complete over 10 days. Additionally, girls are expected to join a virtual program kick off on Thursday and a reflection meeting the next Sunday to discuss what they have learned.

Activities include:

  • Stream Walk – Observing and documenting the stream/river and surrounding area
  • Go with the Flow – Calculating river flow rates using everyday tools and simple math
  • Macroinvertebrate Survey – Investigating the insect life that lives in the stream and support fish
  • Fly-Casting – Developing skills to fly fish and practicing in your own backyard/neighborhood park
  • Fly-Tying – Creating a “fly” to imitate one of the macroinvertebrates commonly found in Colorado
  • Scavenger Hunt/Bracelet Building – Testing your knowledge of healthy streams and creating a unique bracelet to represent your local watershed!

Activities are expected to take approximately six hours, in total, and can be broken up into several days. Colorado Trout Unlimited will provide the necessary gear and supplies associated with each activity. Gear will be picked-up and dropped off at Canyon View Park in Grand Junction OR Ross Reels in Montrose.

Please indicate your pick up/drop off location upon registration. Colorado Trout Unlimited has enough gear/supplies for 24 participants. Additional participants may be able to register, if using their own gear or sharing with another Girl Scout. Please acknowledge any shared gear in registration.

Adults picking up gear on behalf of Girl Scouts will be required to complete a gear agreement upon pick up. Certificates of completion and patches will be distributed upon gear drop off. If using your own gear, certificates of completion and patches will be mailed after the program is complete. Please indicate if you are picking up supplies or using your own supplies.

As a self-guided event, Colorado Trout Unlimited and GSCO encourages Girl Scouts to complete this activity with their families. Please be sure to follow all state, county, and local public health guidelines surrounding COVID-19.

Registration will close on Monday, October 19 OR when capacity has been reached. All waivers, pre-information, and log in information for virtual meetings will be provided for all participants via email after registration closes.

If picking up supplies and gear – all supplies will be packaged as a set and available during the gear pick-up; Certificates and patches will be presented upon gear return. Participants are welcome to use their own gear/equipment. Please use the list below when compiling your own gear/supplies. For participants not requiring a gear set, the Field Notebook and Macroinvertebrate Guide will be sent via email; Patches and certificates will be mailed to the address you provide upon registration.

Supply List:

  • Field Notebook and Macroinvertebrate Guide
  • Writing Utensil (Colored pencils are great to have, as well)
  • Wading Boots/Waders (If weather/water temperatures are warm enough, sturdy water shoes can be used)
  • Stopwatch (smart phones work great)
  • Something that floats (stick, ping pong ball, etc)
  • Calculator (phone works great)
  • Measuring Tape (at least 30’)
  • Bug net (Kitchen Strainer will work)
  • Collection Pan (Tupperware or small white buckets can be effective)
  • Magnifying glass
  • Small sorting tray (ice cube trays work well)
  • Fly rod, reel, and line
  • Fly tying vise
  • Fly tying tools
  • Fly tying materials for midge pattern including hook and thread.
  • Extra fly line for bracelet (Other material will work, as well)
  • Beads for bracelet activity
  • All girls must have current Girl Scout Membership

If you need to submit multiple registration forms, click the “back” button on your browser and make necessary edits and submit the form again for additional attendees.

There are no refunds for this event.

If you have any questions about this event or have trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

Two pick up/drop off locations available:

  • Canyon View Park (730 24 Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81505)
  • Ross Reels (1101 Mayfly Dr., Montrose, CO 81401)

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Cadettes of Troop 65659 Complete aMAZE Journey

Submitted by Jessica Spangler

Metro Denver


Cadettes from Troop 65659 joined with two Juliettes to complete the aMAZE Journey. To earn their Diplomat Award, they chose to focus their project on the topic of first impressions. They created a fun story about puppets at a theme park to show viewers why you should not jump to conclusions based on your first impression of a person (or a puppet).

They also addressed how we might give someone who is leaving a bad first impression a chance by helping them, and the consequences of stereotyping a person based on what you see. They agreed to share their video with local neighborhood groups so that other children would be able to enjoy it and learn from it. Their video can be seen at https://youtu.be/jirSh4DmMDo .

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.