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Host families needed for Chinese exchange program

Update: Due to low interest, this opportunity has been canceled. 

Calling on Colorado Girl Scouts along the Front Range! Do you have a daughter between the ages of 10 and 15? Would you consider being a host family for a girl of a similar age from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) this summer?

We’re looking for Girl Scout families with “green blood”, the blood of Girl Scouts, of Juliette Low, who saw a stranger as a friend she hadn’t yet met. The girls are participants in a Chinese program known as Capable Teens, modeled on American Boy Scouting. You do your usual weekend family stuff and introduce a young girl from China to a sampler of an American way of life from July 6-24, 2018. Girls will spend these two weekends with you: July 6-7, delivered to camp July 8 and acclimating to the mile high region. July 19-24 is spent with your family before their return to China early the morning of July 24. The days and nights of July 8-19 finds the girls at Girl Scout camp at Tomahawk Ranch in Bailey. The girls are excited (and nervous!) about spending time with your family in this immersion into American life.

Expectations of American families:
•Be willing to live your normal lives with the addition of a young female guest from China as well as being welcoming, loving, offering fun experiences and opening your lives to her.
•Provide normal American opportunities for her to practice her English, be a part of your family and to gain an understanding of Girl Scouting.
•Provide basic camping equipment for the girls to use: sleeping bag, pillow, towels, flashlight, possibly a duffle bag.
•Three hundred dollar stipend available to help.

By opening your door, you open a girl’s eyes to the real America: real people, real experiences and real life. At the same time, your generosity of spirit creates a positive view of the United States that crosses borders—and lasts a lifetime. Your values as a Girl Scout will create a bond with a youth in a way you never expected, make a difference in the life of a girl and help your children to learn and grow as they open their lives to another culture.

Please check out the Capable Teens Web site (www.capableteens.com) about CAPABLE TEENS for more information about the Capable Teens program and this exciting opportunity for Chinese and American girls!

For more information, please contact:
Linda Fuller, Girl Scout Program Coordinator, Capable Teens USA
linda.j.fuller@hotmail.com 303-909-2264

Host Families Wanted: Chinese Scouting Cultural Camp Exchange!

Calling on Colorado Girl Scouts in the metro Denver area!
Do you have a daughter between the ages of 10 and 15?
Would you like to be a host family for a girl between these ages from the People’s Republic of China?

Six to ten girls, part Capable Teens in China, are coming to the Denver area for three weeks July 15– August 3 2016, chaperoned by Capable Teens representatives. Host families in the metro Denver area are needed to provide room and board for a Chinese girl for three (3) weekends, bookending their participation in Girl Scouts of Colorado overnight camp at Sky High Ranch in Woodland Park.  By spending time with your family, these girls from the Suzhou area of China (near Shanghai) are hoping for a thorough immersion into American life.  Chinese girls may need your help in providing equipment for camp.

Capable Teens, modeled on the Boy Scouts of America scouting program, are bringing these young Chinese women for an introduction to an American Girl Scout experience. We need your help in welcoming these young girls to Colorado and the United States, and introducing them to the GSCO/GSUSA way of Girl Scouting.

Expectations of American Girl Scout host families:

    • All adults living in the household will be approved volunteers and members of Girl Scouts of Colorado, join now!
    • Be willing to live your normal lives with the addition of a young female guest from China
    • Be welcoming and loving; offer fun experiences and open your lives to girls from China.
    • Provide normal American opportunities for Chinese girls to practice their English, be a part of your family and to gain an understanding of Girl Scouting
    • Participate as much as possible with the plans being developed for this American experience for the Chinese girls, including helping with transport to/from camps, sending your daughter to the camps (if possible), providing equipment, etc.
    • Being willing to participate in Skype and email with your Chinese guest prior to their arrival in Colorado.

A small stipend per family is available.

Check out the Capable Teens Web site (www.capableteens.com) for more information about the Capable Teens program and this exciting opportunity for Chinese and American girls!

 For more information and for an application, please contact:
Linda Fuller, Girl Scout Program Coordinator, Capable Teens USA linda.j.fuller@hotmail.com   303-909-2264

Denver Metro Girl Scouts – International Campers Needing Host Famlies!

Calling on Colorado Girl Scouts in the metro Denver area!

Do you have a daughter between the ages of 11 and 13?

Would you like to be a host family for a girl between these ages (11 – 13) from the People’s Republic of China?

Five girls, participants of the CAPABLE TEENS program in China, are coming to the Denver for three weeks 17 July – 4 August 2013, chaperoned by Capable Teens representatives.  Host families in the metro Denver area are needed to provide room and board for a Chinese girl for approximately 10 days before and after Girl Scouts of CO (GSCO) resident camp during the three weeks.  By spending time with your family, these girls from the Suzhou area of China (near Shanghai) are hoping for a thorough immersion into American life.  The Chinese girls are already signed up for GSCO resident camp at Magic Sky  (“Moose Magic”, July 21-26) and for Girl Scout day camp (“Science in Our World”, Clement Park, Littleton, July 29-August 2).  Either girls will bring their own equipment or it will be provided by Capable Teens USA.

CAPABLE TEENS, modeled on the Boy Scouts of America scouting program, are bringing these young Chinese girls for an American girl experience as an American Girl Scout.  We need your help in welcoming these young girls to CO and the US and introducing them to the GSUSA way of Girl Scouting.  Small stipend per family available.

For more information and for an application, please contact:

Linda Fuller
Girl Program Coordinator, Capable Teens USA
linda.j.fuller@hotmail.com
303-909-2264