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GSCO Photo Challenge: Our happy place

Submitted by Barbara Light

Metro Denver

Aurora

We never miss our chance to go to camp! It is our time to recharge and reconnect. It is time our troop cherishes. We make memories, enjoy s’mores, and laugh and laugh at the inside jokes we share. We do so much in a weekend together and are a stronger team because of it.

Girl Scouts of Colorado is hosting a photo challenge! Just submit your favorite Girl Scout photo and the story behind it using the Share Your Stories form (www.gscoblog.org/share). Winners will be featured in future GSCO marketing materials, on GSCO’s social media networks, and on the GSCO Blog.

Weekend of cabin camping and fun

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Girls in Troop 70720 spent the weekend at Magic Sky Ranch, camping at Old Lodge. We did some hiking on Old Homestead Trail. We enjoyed games, s’mores, scary stories, a talent show, rock climbing, and more. We love this property and have been going there for eight years.

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

GSCO Photo Challenge: Brownies away from home

Submitted by Karen Grealy

Metro Denver

Parker

In 2018, our Girl Scouts attended the Brownie Camporee at Tomahawk Ranch. They were between 7 and 8-years-old, and for nearly all the girls, it was their first time away from home. Not only did they earn their “Girl Scout Way” and “Potter” badges, they also completed the “Wonders of Water” Journey by assisting with planting a garden at Tomahawk. They had a wonderful time!

These Girl Scouts were risk-takers by leaving their parents for two nights. It was hard for some of them, but they ended-up having so much fun. They will be spending their 2019 cookie proceeds on camp again this year!

Girl Scouts of Colorado is hosting a photo challenge! Just submit your favorite Girl Scout photo and the story behind it using the Share Your Stories form (www.gscoblog.org/share). Winners will be featured in future GSCO marketing materials, on GSCO’s social media networks, and on the GSCO Blog.

“Science in the Summer” day camp

Submitted by Kirsten Allison

Metro Denver

Westminster

Register your girl for “Science in the Summer” day camp, and she will join other Girl Scouts entering grades 1-5 for a week of fun and learning. Each day, girls will explore a different theme of science including dinosaurs, oceans, weather, and plant science. Camp will be held in a park in Westminster from June 3 – June 7, 2019.

Visiting science experts will make engaging presentations, including a special presentation on sea turtles and bird migration. Our days will include a lot of hands-on activities, so the girls are able to experiment with the information they learn.

In addition to fun science activities, your girl will have the opportunity to learn Girl Scout cooking skills. We’ll be making a hot meal for three of the camp days, and all girls will participate in meal preparation.

This fun week will be rounded out by some traditional Girl Scout fun, including songs and games. Younger girls will be inspired by the older Girl Scouts working as Program Aides.

Camp is filling up quickly, register your camper soon!

Register for camp: https://girlscoutsciencecamp.wordpress.com/

Questions? email: GScamp64021@comcast.net

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

Girl Scout Camp Registration: Round Two for summer 2019

It’s that time of year again when the Outdoor Program team finds new spaces and makes new sessions of our most popular camps! The new sessions and additional spaces are available starting on March 21, 2019 at 9 a.m. If your girl is not yet registered for camp, she can sign up for these sessions by visiting our camper application at https://girlscoutsco.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/camper/App. If your girl is already registered for a session and would like to switch to a new session, please email registrars@gscolorado.org.

All prices listed are Early Bird pricing, if camp is paid in full by April 30.

New sessions:

SH165 – Unicorns and Mermaids – Juniors – June 16-21 – $700

With a flip of your tail or the beat of your hooves, head to Sky High to meet new friends from under the sea and the magical forests. You and your new two-legged friends will become mermaids or unicorns for the week and have all kinds of magical adventures! Make your own bubble wands, spend time at the pond swimming, meet our other magical four-legged creatures, and go on a scavenger hunt for hidden treasure. You may need to get your human legs back to make treasure slime or shoot some arrows! This camp includes a one-hour off-site trail ride. This camp does not include the zip line. You’ll stay in a heated cabin with bunks and mattresses. Bathroom facilities are outhouses with water troughs.

New spaces added:

SH31 – SHR Sampler – Juniors – June 30 – July 2 – $325

Sample all that Sky High has to offer: learn the art of aiming at archery and take a trip on the zip! You’ll make a fun craft and new friends. Take a nature hike on the way to Upper Pond, where you will paddle your way across in a canoe or kayak. You must be a minimum of 60 lbs. to ensure you don’t get stuck mid-zip. You’ll stay in platform tents with cots and mattresses. Bathroom facilities are outhouses with water troughs.

SH35 – Crafty Camper – Juniors – July 7-9 – $325

Do you have a love of crafting? Then head to Sky High to sample some of the many crafts camp has to offer! Decorate horseshoes, learn to make a friendship bracelet with embroidery string, and create your own pottery! Learn how to make a candle, a corn husk doll, and even a survival keychain out of paracord! You’ll get to use paint, glitter, glue, ribbon…the possibilities are endless! This camp does not include the zip line. You’ll stay in a heated cabin with bunks and mattresses. Bathroom facilities are outhouses with water troughs.

SH38 – #SlimeTime – Juniors – July 10-12 – $325

Exploding watermelons, sparkly slime, goofy skits and water bottle flips! Are you ready to put all those fun online videos into action? Choose a fun and exciting how-to video to share with your new friends and learn how to do it while you’re at camp! Get ready for a fun week of crafty chaos! Parents: This camp includes internet safety curriculum. This camp does not include the zip line. You’ll stay in a heated cabin with bunks and mattresses. Bathroom facilities are outhouses with water troughs.

SH39 – Avengers – Cadettes/Seniors/Ambassadors – July 10-12 – $325

Get ready for an adventure of super heroic proportions! You will transform into an avenger, villain, or superhero of your dreams and dress the part too! You will create logos and design masks and costumes to create the perfect secret identity. Then head down to the low ropes course where you’ll use your super powers to discover your own personal “super self.” Finally, zip down to the lodge for an epic kitchen raid heist! You must be 60 lbs. to ensure you do not get stuck mid-zip. You’ll stay in a heated cabin with bunks and mattresses. Bathroom facilities are outhouses with water troughs.

SH57 – Painted Ponies – Juniors – July 21-26 – $700

Farm animals are what it’s all about! Spend your days with Sky High’s animals, grooming and feeding them. Enjoy making yummy farm treats and crafts, including ice cream, butter, horseshoes and candles. This camp includes a one-hour off-site horseback trail ride. This camp does not include the zip line. You’ll stay in a heated cabin with bunks and mattresses. Bathroom facilities are outhouses with water troughs.

TR31 – Great TR Bake Off – July 7-18 – $1250

On your mark, get set, BAKE! Compete in daily baking challenges and learn new skills to become the ultimate Tomahawk baking champion. Test your technical baking abilities and showstopping designs. We can’t wait to see the sweet treat creations which will tantalize the taste buds. There will be plenty of time for other fun camp activities. You’ll stay in a cabin with equipped bathrooms and showers.

TR37 – Dream Team – July 7-18 – $1550

Create a camp experience especially designed for you and your friends! Activities may include, but are not limited to, horseback riding, pool adventures, archery, outdoor cooking, hiking, creating crafts, playing sports, campouts, stargazing, roasting marshmallows around a campfire, spa nights, and more! You may even venture off camp for fun opportunities which may arise (these trips are girl-planned), including an off-site trip to experience a local zip line tour! You’ll stay in a seasonal cabin with a detached bathhouse.

Additional program levels added:

Now open to Juniors:

SH37 – Elephants Don’t Eat Peanuts – Brownies/Juniors – July 10-12 – $325

Welcome to the Sky High Sahara, where the elephants roam! Dress up as your favorite elephant (or animal) as you join our Pachyderm Parade and dance party. Head down to the farm to meet our own “elephant herd,” and feed them a snack (not peanuts!). Create your own elephant to take home… because elephants never forget how much fun camp is! This camp does not include the zip line. You’ll stay in a heated cabin with bunks and mattresses. Bathroom facilities are outhouses with water troughs.

Now open to Seniors and Ambassadors:

TR34 – Outpost – Cadettes/Seniors/Ambassadors – July 7-18 – $1350

Develop your camping skills such as outdoor cooking, orienteering, shelter building, and backpacking. You will spend multiple nights in an off-site, primitive camp site and set up your own tent, cook your own meals and backpack. Campers will earn their Trailblazing badge. Campers should be comfortable living and sleeping in a rustic “survival” setting. At camp, you’ll stay a few nights in seasonal cabins, but the majority of nights are spent sleeping in pitch tents/hammocks.

Earn your “Agent of Change” Journey in a day at MMR

Submitted by Marcia Roe

Northern & Northeastern CO

Meadow Mountain Ranch

Program Level: Junior

When: Saturday, April 6 or Sunday, April 7, 2019

Cost: $30 per Girl Scout Junior / $10 per Safety Wise Adult

Registration Deadline: March 23

This event is a super fun way to earn your “Agent Of Change” Journey in a day! We will be doing the three parts of the Journey: The Power of One, The Power of Team, and the Power of Community. The girls will work in small groups, ultimately leading them with the tools to complete their Take Action project in their own communities. There will be team building, games, archery, and challenges built into the day. The day will not include receiving the physical badges for the Journey, as Girl Scouts will have one piece to complete on their own. Lunch is included, but if you have very specific food needs, we ask that you bring your own and talk to us about those needs so we are aware.

The whole day is hero-themed. The girls end the event making a thank you pack for a real hero in their community, police, nurse, teacher, etc. to bring what they have learned back to their neighborhoods and thank someone who is a hero in their life.

Questions? Email Marcia at ocmc1359@gmail.com.

This program was designed by a team of Cadettes for their Silver Award and this is the third set of weekends that they have led younger Girl Scouts in how to grow in the Power of One, Team, and Community.

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

Brave Games: Wet, wild, water Edition

Submitted by Denine Dains

Northern & Northeastern CO

Boulder

Join us for “Brave Games: Wet, wild, water edition” day camp June 10 – 14, 2019 from 9 a.m. -3:30 p.m. at Boulder Valley Church of Christ (270 76th Street, Boulder 80303). Our camp offers girls entering grades K-5 a traditional camping experience, emphasizing Girl Scout traditions, songs, archery (Brownies and Juniors), camp cooking, camp games, crafts and wet, wild, water fun. Daisies will be completing their Outdoor Journey during camp and Cadettes will be earning their LIA Award.

Register now: https://daycampforscouts.wordpress.com/ 

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

 

2019 Best Cookie Video contest: Ashla’s cookie video

This year, I want to sell 500 packages of Girl Scout Cookies, but I would prefer to sell 1,000, so I can go to Girl Scout Camp. A friend I met at Girl Scout Camp last year and I coordinated it so we could go to the same camp and I am working hard to get there. Our camp is called “Brave the Elements” and we are going to learn about a lot of different outdoor activities.  I am doing booth sales on the weekends, after school, and at my karate dojo. I try to stay active and do a lot of things like gymnastics, dance, the school musical, two choirs, karate, and Girl Scouts. I also like volunteering at the food bank and try to go once a month. I like cookie sales because it helps me learn a lot and set goals. Please like and share my video and help me reach my goal!

Watch my video here: https://youtu.be/Mu9UBOeLmt8

To enter this year’s “Best Cookie Video Contest,” just email your video, along with a brief story and your cookie goal, to Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

Become a Program Aide for camp

Are you interested in becoming a Program Aide for Girl Scout Camp this summer? Here are some reasons why becoming a Program Aide is a great idea.

No matter what program or event you are assisting with, you will learn, focus on, and polish your skills in the following areas:

  • Teamwork
  • Effective communication
  • Problem solving and resourcefulness
  • Initiative
  • Setting achievable goals
  • Building and maintaining positive relationships with children younger than you, your peers, and adults
  • Learning how to support others in a positive and meaningful ways
  • Learning how to give someone constructive feedback

When you are a Program Aide at a resident camp or day camp you will also gain valuable skills in the following areas:

  • Gathering and maintaining group attention
  • How to get younger kids excited about programs/camp
  • How to plan, prepare for, and facilitate programs and activities
  • How to effectively lead songs and games for small or large groups
  • Learn about debriefing an activity and why it is important

All of these skills are transferable into any aspect of life (school, work, home, relationships, etc …) and will help girls create a solid foundation that will aide them in their future endeavors.

This is a link to the GSCO Camp Website which outlines all the camps that are currently offering a PA/PAI program for summer 2019. Hurry and register now as these spaces will fill soon! http://www.camp.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/camp-leadership-for-girls

Here is the information on camp sessions where you can find information about registering.http://www.camp.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/session-list

Looking for the requirements to become a PA? Click here!https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/our-program/older-girls/Older_Girl_Leadership_Opportunities.html

Looking for upcoming PA trainings in your area? Check out the GSCO Events Calendar.https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events/events-calendar.html

Need more information or support? Contact Inquiry@gscolorado.org

Girl Scouts have fun in the snow

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Troop 70720 went for a weekend stay at Meadow Mountain Ranch. We borrowed snowshoes from GSCO, packed our sleds and winter gear, and went away for some fun! For most of the girls, this was their first time snowshoeing. Everyone had a great time!

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