Tag Archives: Colorado Springs

2019 Best Cookie Video contest: Vivienne’s cookie video

Submitted by Vivienne S.

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

I wanted to make a video showing what I am using cookie money for. My goal is 2,000 packages and I want to go to space camp in Alabama.

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

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.

New Deadline for Costa Rica 2020

Submitted by Jody Clair

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Hello Girl Scouts!

Are you interested in the Costa Rica 2020 trip? The new deadline is February 26, 2019 to get a deposit in. This allows plenty of time to make all the payments and have the fun meetings with all the other Girl Scouts going too! Would you like an application? Would you like more information? Girl Scouts need to be entering 6th grade to 12th grade or a graduation trip, at travel time. Please email the leader, Jody, at Girlscoutjody@gmail.com for an application.

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

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Submitted by Ariana Olais

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

I want to share how fun it was to learn about the women in the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. Knowing of all the accomplishments and contributions women have, is nothing but rewarding. Knowing that I like other girls (Girl Scout or not) have opportunities and potential to be as successful is many women before us.

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

Harlem Globetrotters at the Broadmoor World Arena

Join GSCO and the Harlem Globetrotters at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 2 p.m. All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited.

Buy tickets online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/harlem_globetrotters.html. Discounted tickets can be purchased at $21.50 or $35.50 per person.

On the heels of taking their unparalleled entertainment to capacity crowds overseas, the Harlem 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.

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.


Brownies “byte” into cybersecurity at girl-led badge day

Submitted by Nicole Fleming

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Girl Scout Brownies from Colorado Springs had a blast learning all about cybersecurity at a badge workshop hosted by Troop 43810.

The Cadettes and Seniors of Troop 43810 planned, organized, and held the workshop for Brownies to earn all three cybersecurity badges in a fun, active way. Dozens of Girl Scout Brownies got to play a life-sized board game, crack real life codes, and learn about their real and digital fingerprints.

The go-getters of Troop 43810 are using the funds from the event for national and international travel plans!

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

Costa Rica 2020: Join us

Submitted by Jody Clair

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

It is OFFICIAL! June 2020 there will be a trip to Costa Rica for Girl Scouts in 6th grade and up at travel time!

DO NOT sign up a Girl Scout until they have done an application here girltrips.eftours.com/2217515ss and been accepted to the trip. Adult space is VERY limited. Please fill out the application and then we will discuss the need of adults. This is a Girl Scout trip, not a family trip. It is super exciting, to finally have dates set. Pricing, dates (including a 4 day window on each side, as we may be paired with another group) and itinerary are in the link above.

Here are a few notes:

  • Deposit is NON-refundable once you enroll
  • Insurance is included in the cost of the trip and NON-refundable
  • Girl Scout must be in or entering 6th grade through 12th grade at travel time. If this is your senior trip, you may still attend as a Girl Scout if you are under the age of 20.
  • We will have three mandatory meeting of all attendee’s before the trip to learn about different things such as budget, meals, packing and more.
  • This will be a no cell phone trip for Gil Scouts
  • If there are any medical conditions, please discuss before enrollment
  • Paperwork will have a deadline
  • Troop does not need to travel, it may be individual Girl Scouts, since this trip will be open council wide
  • Cookie Credits may be used (they will be NON-refundable)
    and council rules for these will apply

Contact/Group Leader: Jody Jody Perry Clair

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

Girl Scout Day with USAFA Women’s Basketball

Join us for Girl Scout Day with the U.S. Air Force Academy Women’s Basketball team on January 26, 2019! All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited. Cheer on the team as they take on San Jose State. The game starts at 2 p.m. and is at Clune Arena at the Air Force Academy (2168 Field House Dr USAF Academy, CO 80840).

Tickets are $4/person and can be purchased online using the link below and the promo code Scout.


Colorado Springs Girl Scouts spread holiday cheer

Submitted by Nicole Fleming

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

More than 20 G.I.R.L.s (go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders) from central Colorado Springs went caroling at Union Printers Home on Saturday, December 12, 2018.

Girls from different troops and service units made new friends in sister Girl Scouts and residents of the facility as they caroled up and down the historic halls. The 126-year-old building was brightened with holiday crafts, songs, and smiles.

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

Gold Award Girl Scout: Emily Clark, Colorado Springs, “The Art of Being a Naturalist”

What did you do for your Gold Award project?

I developed a years worth of art lesson plans for fourth graders at School in the Woods. These lesson plans meet the Colorado Department of Education standards for Art for fourth graders, but are unique in that they are tailored towards outdoor education.

How did you measure the impact your Gold Award project made on your target audience?

I used feedback from School in the Woods and their students as my lesson plans were used to measure the impact of my Gold Award. My lesson plans are now a part of their ongoing classroom curriculum.

How is your project sustainable? How will your project continue to impact after your involvement?

My project is sustainable because the lesson plans include instructions on how to teach each lesson, so they can be used by anyone. I designed them specifically to be implemented by parents, or adults who have no prior art education. This means they can be used by parents homeschooling their children in addition to parents assisting in the classroom.

What is your project’s global and/or national connection?

I sent .pdf files of the lesson plans to the national parks service, homeschooling groups, and some local art programs. These lesson plans have been shared across the United States, and I know they have been used in California, Colorado, and Ireland.

What did you learn about yourself?

Through my project I learned teaching really isn’t my thing, but I learned a lot about art through teaching art and creating art lesson plans. While I don’t intend to be a teacher, I do plan on pursuing a career in art.

How will earning your Gold Award impact you in the future?

The lessons I learned through my Gold Award Project will stay with me for the rest of my life. I can use what I learned on future applications for jobs or scholarships. Skills I learned and utilized include time management, leadership, teamwork, collaboration, and how to research and revise my work.

Why do you feel the Gold Award was an important part of your Girl Scout experience?

The Gold Award teaches girls how to organize a project and set goals through a subject they enjoy and are passionate about. I feel I used the skills I learned in teamwork during Reach for the Peak, goal setting I learned through cookie sales, and skills from other Girl Scout events, projects, and workshops all came together to help me achieve success in earning my Girl Scout Gold Award.

How did earning your Gold Award help you become a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader)? 

Earning my Gold Award helped me become a G.I.R.L. because it challenged me to take risks. It helped me become a risk-taker because I had to try new things and reach out to people in order for my project to be successful. I couldn’t just rely on the skills I had, but had to ask others for their assistance to make my project successful.

**IMPORTANT NOTE: This blog represents only a small fraction of the hard work, dedication, and requirements that go into earning a Girl Scout Gold Award. It is simply a brief summary, which is meant to inspire Girl Scouts to Go Gold in the future. For more information on earning your Gold Award, please email highestawards@gscolorado.org

First-Year Daisies spread the love

Submitted by Jessica Gonzalez

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

As our local food pantry geared up to serve 100+ families this Thanksgiving holiday, our Daisy troop realized a need and put into action “Considerate and Caring” and partnered with families of our local elementary school to conduct a food drive.

Our troop spoke ofJuliette Gordon Low’s birthday and how special a day like that must be. We discussed what it might be like if we didn’t have enough to celebrate. The girls discussed their feelings and we came up with a solution of donating birthday bags to our food bank for families celebrating their special day!

Our Daisy troop has been working on our petal year and to put our lessons into action, we’ve been collecting food donations for our local food pantry, delivering 200+ items to help feed families for Thanksgiving!

To honor our founder Juliette Gordon Low, we donated 12 birthday bags to the food bank for families in need to enjoy their birthday celebration. The girls loved getting to put things together and watch as it carne full circle on delivery day!

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