Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Juniors from Troop 61608 opted for continuity during this odd time and kept their semi-monthly meetings going, but virtually.
During the summer, we normally do a lot of outdoor activities, but since we were practicing social distancing, the girls voted on their favorite activities we could do while meeting online. Canvas & cupcakes, rock painting, chalk, and string art have been accomplished. Stargazing, glow sticks dance party, COVID-19 time capsule, and obstacle course are yet to come!
The girls have done great with adapting to “the new norm!”
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.
Ten of our eleven Cadettes (sixth graders) logged in to a virtual meeting we hosted on GoToMeeting. We just started working on our “Breathe” Journey. The girls did the Promise and Law, then got scented items to describe as we talked about the smells present in our indoor and outdoor air. We each placed a section of Scotch tape someplace in our homes to collect particulates. We’ll examine those next time! We had a cookie season update from our troop cookie manager, and the girls held up fingers 1-10 to indicate how much fun they’d had during cookie season (mostly 9’s and 10’s!). We have packages ready for our Hometown Hero cookie delivery, whenever we can make that happen. Most girls included their pets or stuffies in our “closing circle,” where we sang “Make New Friends” together.
We had two girls already designated to lead the meeting; they had prepared the various segments based on the Journey guide book. As an adult leader, I was so impressed with their willingness to participate and their ability to take turns talking (sometimes hard in a group call). The future looks bright! We will meet again soon for chapter three of the Journey.
Elisabeth’s Girl Scout troop delivered cookies to our Hometown Heroes. They chose the police department. They got a tour and to see where they keep bad guys, the car, and officers were happy to get cookies.
K-5th grade girls and their families are invited to learn more about what it means to be a Girl Scout at our upcoming Girl Scouts Information Night. New troops are forming today, and now is your girl’s chance to secure her spot in a troop!
Girl Scouts is a place where your girl is free to try new things and just be herself! As a Girl Scout, your girl will practice leadership with grit like a go-getter, problem solve like an innovator, embrace challenges like a risk-taker, and show empathy like a leader—in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment where she can feel free to let her full, magnificent personality shine through every single time. And now there’s even more to explore, with new badges in robotics, outdoor adventuring, cybersecurity, and environmental stewardship—to name just a few!
Learn more on Tuesday, October 1 from 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. in Southglenn Library Meeting Room Blocated at 6972 S Vine St, Centennial, CO 80122.
Cadettes Sarah R., Bianca P., Emily M., and Maren G. of Troop 4098 in Aurora/Centennial used money earned from the Girl Scout Cookie Program to complete their Silver Award project. They built an activity/sensory board for a life-skills classroom in Aurora Public Schools. These young ladies learned about working with students with special needs, creating activities based upon the students’ abilities, budgeting, teamwork, woodworking, and tool use. They presented the final project to the classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, occupational therapist, physical therapist, and school administrators on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
Arrow Electronics is an American Fortune 500 company headquartered in Centennial. The company specializes in distribution and value-added services relating to electronic components and computer products.
Light breakfast will be provided during check-in and girls will receive their “Designing Robots” badge at the end of the workshop. All girls should have earned their “Programming Robots” badge prior to attending the workshop.
This is not a drop-off event. All girls must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader. Adult-to-girl ratios must be met. Girls attending with a troop leader should bring a completed parent permission form for a Girl Scout activity, which her troop leader should retain in case of emergency.
Registration closes on May 23 OR when capacity has been met.