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Girl Scout Night with the Rocky Mountain Vibes

Girl Scouts of all ages, family, and friends are invited to cheer on the Rocky Mountain Vibes as they take on the Grand Junction Rockies on Friday, September 6, 2019 at UCHealth Park in Colorado Springs! Game Highlight: Friday Night Fireworks With Faith Night Presented by Thrivent Financial

Register online now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/girl_scout_day_with__1272642776.html

Tickets are $16 and include a game ticket and meal voucher. The meal voucher includes a hot dog, chips, and drink. Tickets will be purchased on this online registration form and then physically distributed at the Girl Scout table outside the game.

Girl Scouts should wear their vest or sash to help show their Girl Scout spirit!

Anyone 12-years-old and younger will also receive a fun zone pass. The fun zone pass includes unlimited access to the Fun Zone/Camp Toasty area that has an inflatable slide, obstacle course, and s’more station!

Groups that indicate the same troop number will be grouped together as best as possible. If you need to submit multiple registration forms, click the “back” button on your browser and make necessary edits and submit the form again for additional attendees.

** Online registrations will not be accepted after the registration end date. Walk-up registration day of will be accepted with exact cash or check only. Priority entrance will be given to advance registrations. **

If you have any questions about this event or have trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

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Join Troop 43810 for a Back to Troop dance

Submitted by Jody Clair

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Join Troop 4381 for a super-fun dance on September 20, 2019 in Colorado Springs! Families are welcome. It does NOT have to be a troop. However, NO drop offs! Troops are responsible for meeting safety ratios.

Use this link to purchase tickets: https://troop-43810-dance-2019.cheddarup.com. This link will be closed as of September 14 at 7 a.m.

All details are in the flyer below. Questions? Email girlscoutjody@gmail.com.

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

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Girl Scouts learn about watershed conversation and the environment

In partnership with Colorado Trout Unlimited (CTU) and Anadarko, 23 Girl Scouts had the opportunity to serve as citizen scientists, anglers, and artists on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Bear Creek Nature Center in Colorado Springs. The goal of the event was to help girls develop an appreciation for watershed conservation and the environment. This outdoor watershed experience employed STEM-education (science, technology, engineering, math), plus recreation and arts to explore a local stream. CTU volunteers led Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes in observing a stream, collecting flow data, sampling macroinvertebrates (aka aquatic bugs), fly tying, and fly casting. Girls also explored the natural area and recorded their thoughts and observations.

Several Girl Scouts from Lina Zimmer’s troop attended. They had a great time and couldn’t decide which activity they liked best.

“This outdoor STREAM was my favorite by far.”

“This experience brought to my attention the endangered Greenback Cutthroat Trout and need for watersheds.”

Colorado Trout Unlimited is dedicated to conserving, protecting, and restoring Colorado’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. With a grassroots base comprised of nearly 12,000 members in 24 local chapters across the state, CTU works both locally and statewide through advocacy, education, and on-the-ground restoration projects. For more information visit www.coloradotu.org.

Register now for Secrets to Success in Colorado Springs

What is your Secret to Success?

All girls in the community in grades 6-12 will have the unique opportunity to ask that question and more in a fun and engaging format at our second annual Secrets to Success program in Colorado Springs on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Pikes Peak Community College, Centennial Campus. Girls will connect with Pikes Peak-area professionals in a speed-networking format, panel discussion, and networking lunch. The cost is $8/girl – one adult per girl attends free.

Register online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/secrets_to_success_c.html

Conversation stations will introduce girls to more than 20 women in different career fields! Breakout sessions will dive deeper into career options such as skilled trades, education, STEM, public service, healthcare, and entrepreneurship. A full list of participating professionals and keynote speaker announcement are coming soon!

** This event is open to all girls in grades 6-12. You do not need to be a Girl Scout to attend. **

While parents/guardians/troop leaders are not invited into the event with the girls, they are welcome to participate in a separate campus tour and financial aid session and then join the girls for lunch. Adults must register with girl participant(s). All girls will need to submit a completed permission form upon check in.

Financial assistance available to all via registration.

Registration closes Tuesday, November 5.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

Colorado 99s Aviation Patch Day

Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes are invited to join the female pilots of the Colorado 99s for Aviation Patch Day on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. in Colorado Springs! The 99s is an international organization of women pilots who work to promote the advancement of aviation through education, scholarships, and mutual support while honoring their unique history and sharing their passion for flight.

This event has filled quickly in the past! Register online now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/colorado_99s_aviatio.html

This event will introduce 45 Girl Scouts to five different parts of aviation.

  • Aviation History: Take a trip through aviation history to the first pilots and their planes.
  • Aircraft Design: Tour a General Aviation hangar to view and explore different types of airplanes.
  • Airfield Design: Explore the meaning of the pavement markings, signs, and lights at an airport and learn how they help with traffic at an airport.
  • ATC (Air Traffic Control): Tour the Colorado Springs Air Traffic Control Tower (Located on Peterson Air Force Base).
  • Airline Maintenance: Tour SkyWest Airline’s Colorado Springs maintenance base.

Check-in is 12:30 – 1 p.m. The event starts at 1 p.m

Event locations:

  • Jet Center (1575 Aviation Way, Colorado Springs 80916)
  • SkyWest Maintenance Hanger (1945 Aviation Way, Colorado Springs 80916)
  • ATC Tower (460 Kinchloe Loop, Colorado Springs 80914)

Registration will close when capacity is met OR on October 3.

Please note: This is not a drop off event. All Girl Scouts must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader. This event takes place at three locations (listed below) and adults in attendance are expected to transport their girls to each location throughout the event. The whole group will move to each location together.

Questions? aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

Build Like a Girl: Careers in Construction

Update: The registration deadline for Careers in Construction has been extended to Wednesday, September 25, 2019. 

Girl Scout Cadettes and Seniors are invited to join GE Johnson Construction Company for “Build Like a Girl: Careers in Construction” on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the GJ Johnson Logistics Facility in Colorado Springs! Girls will learn about construction careers, work as a team to build a community library book stand that can be placed in their community, and participate in a behind-the-scenes construction tour at the U.S. Olympic Museum. Cadettes will work on requirements for the “Woodworker” badge and Seniors will work on requirements for the “Social Innovation” badge.

Register online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/build_like_a_girl_ca.html

All Girl Scouts will receive a special event patch. Waivers will need to be signed and submitted for each person at the event. Waivers will be emailed directly to all registrants when registration closes.

This is not a drop off event, all Girl Scouts must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader. Girl to adult ratios for events should be met. No tagalongs.

Around 2 p.m. the group will need to drive from GE Johnson to the Olympic Museum (130 West Vermijo Ave., Colorado Springs) for the tour. The event will end at the Olympic Museum at 3:30 p.m.

Capacity is 100 Girl Scouts. To secure your t-shirt size and dietary requests, please register before September 12. Registration will officially close when capacity is met OR on September 18. If you register after September 12, we cannot guarantee your t-shirt size or dietary request.

All attendees must be registered Girl Scout members. If girls are attending without their parent, adults attending must be approved volunteers.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org
If you have any questions or trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org.

Girl Scouts to Costa Rica in 2020

Submitted by Jody Clair

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

There is still room for 7 or more Girl Scouts to attend an amazing trip to Costa Rica with me as the main leader! The girl should have completed fifth grade as a minimum (at travel time, so present fifth graders are encouraged to attend) to attend and all grades 6-12 are welcome! If you are completing 12th grade right before we travel, it can be your senior trip! There is even a way to earn some high school credit on this trip! Please contact me for all your questions to be answered! Jody Clair, girlscoutjody@gmail.com.

PS- YES! There is still enough time for you to do money earning activities and attend the group meetings to learn many travel skills before we even leave in June 2020!

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

Power of Cookie: Colorado Springs Girl Scout graduates from Space Camp

Girl Scout Junior Vivienne S. of Colorado Springs recently attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, home of Space Camp®, Space Camp® Robotics™, Aviation Challenge®, U.S. Cyber Camp®, and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Official Visitor Center. Her experience was funded entirely by funds earned through the Girl Scout Cookie Program!

The weeklong educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while training students and with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and problem solving.

This program is specifically designed for trainees who have a passion for space exploration. Vivienne spent the week training with a team that flew a simulated space mission to the International Space Station (ISS), the Moon or Mars. The crew participated in experiments and successfully completed an extra-vehicular activity (EVA), or spacewalk. Vivienne and crew returned to earth in time to graduate with honors.

Now that Vivienne is back home in Colorado Springs, she is looking forward to earning three space science badges, as well as a coding badge. All four are new badges, released by Girl Scouts of the USA in July 2019. Vivienne earned the “Space Science Investigator” and “Designing Robots 1” badges while at Space Camp.

Space Camp operates year-round in Huntsville, Alabama, and uses astronaut training techniques to engage trainees in real-world applications of STEM subjects. Students sleep in quarters designed to resemble the ISS and train in simulators like those used by NASA.

More than 900,000 trainees have graduated from a Space Camp® program since its inception in Huntsville, Alabama, in 1982, including European Space Agency astronaut, Samantha Cristoforetti and NASA astronauts Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, Dr. Kate Rubins, Dr. Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Christina Koch, who is serving onboard the International Space Station. Children and teachers from all 50 states and almost 150 international locations have attended a Space Camp® program.

Interested in training like an astronaut?  Visit www.spacecamp.com or call 1-800-637-7223.

About U.S. Space & Rocket Center

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is home to Space Camp® and Aviation Challenge®, the Apollo 16 capsule, the National Historic Landmark Saturn V rocket and world-class traveling exhibits. USSRC is the Official Visitor Center for NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and a showcase for national defense technologies developed at the U.S. Army’s Redstone Arsenal.

To learn more about the exciting programs and activities at the USSRC, go to www.rocketcenter.com.

Gold Award Girl Scout: Lakin Altman, Colorado Springs, “Baby Bundles”

What did you do for your Gold Award project?

I created a Baby Bundles program. Baby Bundles are to provide low-resource families and single/teen moms, clothes and necessities for their babies. Most of them cannot provide the basic supplies for their babies. My project provides mothers the materials needed to help their growing family. A few of the essential, and non-essential, baby items needed to raise a healthy baby are: washcloths, diapers, blankets, clothes, bibs, baby wipes, bottles, socks, baby toys, and baby books. I created and distributed donation flyers and then continued to hold multiple donation drives in order to acquire these items. After I collected the donations, I made a resource guide for new mothers so that they could know where to go if they are seeking help. I compiled the bundles, delivered them to Family Life Services and Life Network, and distributed my resource pamphlets to the women and families there. I led a team of volunteers on the distribution of the bundle and they also distributed the resource guides to hospitals and OBGYN clinics in the greater Colorado Springs area. I also created a how to guide for my project, to include an example donation flyer and resource guide, which has been sent to Girl Scout leaders around the world.

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

The joy of seeing moms’ reactions to receiving a Baby Bundle: I had a mom dancing/full of joy when she saw size six diapers. That is when I knew I had changed the life of this mom and her baby!

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

My project will be sustained beyond my involvement by, three things, one being that Family Life Services and Life Network can continue on this project using the instruction guide I provided. Another way it will be sustainable is I have given local hospitals and organizations my resource pamphlet so that they can print copies and hand them out to mothers so that the mothers will know where they can go to get help if needed, especially if they don’t have access to a computer to look up places. The third way this project can be held sustainable beyond my involvement is that, with the help of my Girl Scout leader, Leader Laura, my pamphlet and how to guide has been handed out to Girl Scout leaders all around the globe so that they can also do a similar project if they would like to.

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

My project helped to address the basic need of baby supplies to help mothers and families who are struggling to know how to provide for their babies. When babies don’t have the right supplies, resources and organizations available and basic necessities to use, there would be more sicknesses, and diseases because they wouldn’t have the right supplies, leading to makeshift supplies, which can lead to sickness and possibly death, babies do not have strong immune systems. Not having enough money to provide babies with what they need is common around the world. Baby Bundles help relieve some of the stress financially, because it provides essential supplies so that mothers can get a head start without the additional stress when bringing a baby home.

What did you learn about yourself?

Throughout this project, I feel as though I have grown more as a leader, because this project has made me come out of my comfort zone. And, it has also made me more confident in myself as a leader. I love helping people and I love children. However, I can be very shy and quiet. In doing my project I had to make phone calls, talk to and even lead complete strangers. I have learned that I may be a shy and quiet teen, but I can plan a project, manage a team and be successful in carrying that project out I learned to overcome obstacles and challenges that I was faced with and to re-group and fine a new organization that believed in my project and understood the need.

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

Earning my Gold Award helped me put many skills together and taught me confidence in myself, that I can overcome obstacles, lead a team, and complete a project with impact. All these skills will further help me in the future whether in school or the workforce.

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

I feel that it helped to teach me to put all the skills I have been building through the years in Girl Scouts together. It showed me to believe in myself and all thing are possible no matter what age.

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

I believe this project has set the stage for my leadership skills, because it has taught me so much. And because of it, I have learned what is need to raise a healthy baby. Which I can use in the (distant) future. This project has also made it so that I am more comfortable with talking to strangers to get information and leading a group. In the future, I will be able to lead with a better understanding of others, and how to organize/manage a group/project.

**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

Troop 2393’s Alaskan Adventures

Submitted by Laura Clark

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Girl Scout Troop 2393 saved their cookie money for three years and spent a week in Alaska and Canada! They studied ice melt, glaciers, and went dog sledding, zip-lining, kayaking, and sight-seeing in Alaska. On July 1, they were in Canada and spent Canada Day (a Canadian holiday similar to our 4th of July) with a local Girl Guide unit. The Girl Guides took them all around the city of Victoria and afterwards the girls watched fireworks and became great friends!

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