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Girl Scouts earn special patch from Colorado Classic®

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Some of the girls from Troop 70720 were excited about the Colorado Classic®  patch and wanted to earn it. The girls went on a 12-mile ride on the bike trails in town. About halfway, we got some rain and well, we all got pretty wet. The girls kept a cheerful attitude and smile on their faces though. Not all the girls regularly ride their bikes, but they all made strong efforts and completed the ride. The trails were lovely and before we turned around, we got to see a rainbow. Thanks GSCO for offering this fun opportunity!

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Support the Colorado Classic and earn a special patch

For summer 2019, GSCO is proud to support the Colorado Classic® (https://www.coloradoclassic.com/)! The Colorado Classic® presented by VF Corporation (August 22 – 25) is the only women’s standalone pro road race in the Western hemisphere. Nearly 100 of the world’s best racers from 16 teams will compete in the four-stage race over challenging iconic Colorado mountain and urban terrain, starting in Steamboat Springs, moving to Avon, then Golden and finishing in Denver. The race has earned the prestigious 2.1 classification by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and is on USA Cycling’s Pro Road Tour.

More than a race, the Colorado Classic is a movement empowering woman of all ages and abilities to transform their lives and the world through sports. The race is advancing women’s pro cycling with harder, longer routes; unprecedented financial support; and daily live TV streaming coverage that puts women’s racing on a global stage. Bicycling Magazine named the Colorado Classic one of 13 races in the world not to be missed this year.

Girl Scouts are invited to watch the race at a special Girl Scout viewing section in one of the host communities OR stream the race from home and go on a bike ride to earn a special Colorado Classic patch. Please review the instructions below and fill out the online patch notification form to receive this special patch. Please note we have 200 patches to give away across the state!

You can also check out all the Activities for Youth that the Colorado Classic has outlined for all youth across Colorado.

Option 1 – There will be special Girl Scout viewing sections set up in all four hosting communities, all details are listed below. Watch the race in person and snap a photo or two of you at the race! Please note, there will not be a GSCO representative at these locations, they are just meeting spots for Girl Scouts. Any group of more than 5 Girl Scouts in uniform is likely to attract the camera’s attention! Fill out the online notification form and upload your photos to receive your patch!

Stage 1 – August 22 – Steamboat Springs presented by Smartwool

11:15 – 11:45 a.m. – https://goo.gl/maps/Jw3cW8svkgBmXitw7

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. – https://goo.gl/maps/SRJJ2c95cHZvufNY8

Stage 2 – August 23 – Avon presented by FirstBank

1 – 3:30 p.m. – https://goo.gl/maps/QJDeHViE1c9YNdZA9

Stage 3 – August 24 – Golden

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.- https://goo.gl/maps/RSKi4VaKV5RuRH9R7

Stage 4 – August 25 – Denver presented by Gates Corporation. Don’t miss the Girl Scouts performing the color guard at the main stage!

1:30 – 4 p.m. – https://goo.gl/maps/xmNNt7VwXW6tJF776

Option 2 – Stream the race from home and go on a bike ride! Snap a photo of you watching the race from home and on your bike ride to upload on your online notification form. Don’t forget to track the length of your bike ride too! Fill out the online notification form and upload your photos to receive your patch!

** The online patch notification form will close when all 200 patches have been requested. **

Questions? Email Aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.


Troop needed for Color Guard at Colorado Classic

This summer, GSCO is proud to support the Colorado Classic (https://www.coloradoclassic.com/)! Returning to Colorado for the third year, the 2019 race is women-only!

We are looking for 4-6 Girl Scouts to perform the Color Guard at the start/finish line in Denver on Sunday, August 25. We are looking for Girl Scouts who are experienced at doing the Color Guard – this should not be their first time doing a Color Guard in public. Below are the rest of the details.

  • Location: Downtown Denver, 22nd and Blake near Coors Field
  • Arrival time: 11:30 a.m. check-in with Visit Denver rep, 12:25 p.m. Color Guard and National Anthem

If interested, please email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.