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Bronze and Silver Award Girl Scouts honored at Highest Awards Celebration in Western Colorado

More than a dozen Girl Scouts, along with their families and friends, gathered at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction on May 19, 2019, to honor the more than 1,200 Girl Scouts from across Colorado who took the lead in their communities and earned one of Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards, the Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award.

The Gold Award, which is the highest honor in Girl Scouts, is presented to girls in grades 9-12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through a project that makes a difference in their community. The Silver Award is the highest award a girl in 6th – 8th grade can earn. The Bronze Award is the highest award a girl in 4th or 5th grade can earn. For the 2018-19 Girl Scout awards program year, 14 Girl Scouts in the Western Colorado region earned the Bronze Award. 15 girls across the Western Colorado region earned the prestigious Silver Award. 42 girls across Colorado earned the prestigious Gold Award..

Gold Award Girl Scout and current Gold Award mentor Heidi Ragsdale served as the celebration’s emcee. She talked briefly about how Girl Scouts helped her become the leader she is today.

The focus of a Gold Award project is identifying and researching a community issue she is passionate about, developing a plan to address it in cooperation with her team and community members, establishing a global connection with others, and providing sustainability for the project. Of the skills learned through Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards, leadership, organization, and critical thinking are the fundamentals of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Some universities and colleges offer scholarships unique to Gold Award recipients, and girls who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces may receive advanced rank in recognition of their achievements.

Girl Scout Day with CMU Women’s Basketball

Girl Scout Day with CMU Women’s Basketball is Friday, February 22, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Brownson Arena, Colorado Mesa University (1100 North Ave Grand Junction 81501).

Join Colorado Mesa University’s women’s basketball team as they take on Fort Lewis College! All tickets are free, and girls will receive a coupon for a free small popcorn. You can also meet and greet with the team after the game!

Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org for tickets. Registration deadline is Thursday, February 21 at 8 p.m.

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Harlem Globetrotters at Colorado Mesa University

When: February 28, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Where: 

Brownson Arena at Colorado Mesa University

1100 North Ave

Grand Junction, CO 81501

On the heels of taking their unparalleled entertainment to capacity crowds overseas, the Harlem Globetrotters (“Globetrotters”) will return to North America with their all-new Fan-Powered World Tour, bringing their unrivaled show to fans in more than 250 North American cities. All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited. The event starts at 7:00 p.m. and is at Brownson Arena at Colorado Mesa University.

Discounted general admission tickets are available at $22.00/person (normally $35.50). Check out the event flyer for details on additional discounts.

Buy tickets online (make sure to select the 2/28 event in Grand Junction) and use the promo code GIRLSCOUT:
www.harlemglobetrotters.com/tickets

Featuring Guinness World Record holders and some of the most elite dunkers and exceptional ball handlers on the planet, a Globetrotters game is more than just basketball – it is the ultimate family entertainment that will bring smiles and fan interaction to people of all ages. This year’s show will feature a star-studded roster, including showmen like Big Easy Lofton, Hi-Lite Bruton, Ant Atkinson, and Hammer Harrison, as well as fan favorites Firefly Fisher, Bull Bullard, Thunder Law, and Cheese Chisholm.

To match the growing popularity of the Globetrotters’ female stars, the tour now includes the largest selection of female talent ever – TNT Lister, Hoops Green, Torch George, and Mighty Mortimer. Rosters vary in each city and are subject to change. After virtually every game, the Harlem Globetrotters remain on the court for autographs and photographs with fans.

The deadline to order tickets is February 25 at 12 p.m.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

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Start preparing for college

Older Girl Scouts, let’s get ready for your next great adventure: COLLEGE!

Join GSCO at Colorado Mesa University on January 26, 2019 from noon – 1 p.m. to answer all your burning questions about your future. The Mesa County College and Career Advisors will cover:

  • College application process
  • Timeline to get you ready
  • Scholarship applications and FAFSA
  • What you can do NOW to prepare

Register today before spots fill up! https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/college_prep_western.html

Want to make a full day of learning about your future? Attend Secrets to Success in the morning! https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/secrets_to_success.html

Secrets to Success comes to Grand Junction

When: 

Saturday, January 26, 2019

8:45 – 11:30 a.m.

Where: Colorado Mesa University

Girl Scout levels: Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors

Register here: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/secrets_to_success.html

Registration closes January 22, 2019.

What is the Secret to Success? Girls will have the unique opportunity to ask that question and many more of top local women leaders at the 2019 Secrets to Success event. Girl Scouts of Colorado believes every girl has the power to become what she dreams to be. We are helping today’s girls overcome the challenges they face, giving them the tools they need to become successful leaders. Any girl in grades 6th – 12th is invited to Secrets to Success.

Girls will connect with professional women in a variety of career fields, giving them a unique opportunity to learn directly from incredible women in our community. Girls will personally engage with more than 20 women leaders in the fields of technology, law, healthcare, finance, skilled trades, entrepreneurship, and more, learning from role models who will help them become our future business and community leaders. This event joins today’s leaders with the next generation to share their expertise and provide inspiration for success.

Snacks will be provided.

While adults are not invited into the event space, you are invited to attend a financial aid seminar and tour the campus of Colorado Mesa University while girls are participating in the event.

Girls who are being dropped off will be required to bring a signed parent permission form. You will receive this form via email after registering to complete and bring to the event.

Girl Scout Night with CMU Women’s Volleyball

Girl Scout Night with the Colorado Mesa University women’s volleyball team is October 13, 2018! Cheer on the Mavericks as they take on Westminster College. Children under 18 are always free for CMU athletic events. This special offer allows each Girl Scout to bring two adults for free. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited!

Register now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2018/girl_scout_night_wit_1429459136.html

Bronze and Silver Award recipients honored at Highest Awards celebration in Grand Junction

Nearly one hundred Girl Scouts, families, and friends gathered at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction on April 30, 2017, to honor the more than 1,400 Girl Scouts from across Colorado who took the lead in their communities and earned one of Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards, the Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award.

The Gold Award, which is the highest honor in Girl Scouts, is presented to girls in grades 9-12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through a project that makes a difference in their community. The Silver Award is the highest award a girl in 6th – 8th grade can earn. The Bronze Award is the highest award a girl in 4th or 5th grade can earn. For the 2016-17 Girl Scout awards program year, more than 1,000 girls across the state and 35 on the Western Slope and in Southwestern Colorado earned the Bronze Award. Over the last year, nine girls on the Western Slope and in Southwestern Colorado earned the prestigious Silver Award.

Girl Scouts of Colorado President and CEO Stephanie Foote applauded the girls for having the courage and confidence to try new things and make their world a better place.

“Girl Scouts are groundbreakers, big thinkers, and role models. Giving back is in their blood. So is standing up to the challenge, no matter how big or small,” she said.

Shauna Clemmer, a Gold Award recipient, and current Gold Award Mentor for the Western Slope, served as the celebration’s emcee. She talked about her own journey in Girl Scouts and wished all the girls the best in their pursuit of the highest achievements in Girl Scouting.

Sandy Jackson, a First Class recipient, current Gold Award Mentor, and Professor of Anthropology, Archaeology, and Sustainable Studies at Colorado Mountain College served as the keynote speaker. She spoke about her experiences in Girl Scouting from earning her First Class (what we now call the Gold Award), recycling and planting trees, to traveling the world and visiting Our Cabaña, one of the WAGGS World Centers in Mexico.

The focus of a Gold Award project is identifying and researching a community issue she is passionate about, developing a plan to address it in cooperation with her team and community members, establishing a global connection with others, and providing sustainability for the project. Of the skills learned through Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards, leadership, organization, and critical thinking are the fundamentals of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Some universities and colleges offer scholarships unique to Gold Award recipients, and girls who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces may receive advanced rank in recognition of their achievements.