Tag Archives: Colorado Springs

Tools for Independence-Older Girls Edition: How to Find and Earn a Job

So far, Tools for Independence-Older Girls Edition has learned about self-defense, ways to help during a medical emergency, and how to safely date. As adults, safety is our top priority, but what comes next? Living! There is an ever-growing list of ways to live, but one thing most of us need is a job.

I can hear the thoughts exploding in your head, “How do I find a job?”  “What should I wear to the interview?” “What would I put on my resume?” “What is a resume?!” Shhhhhhh, it is okay. We have a workshop just for YOU on November 18, 2020 at 4 p.m. and we will answer all those questions and more.

Register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/november_2020_tools_for_independence_older_girls_senior_ambassador_finding_a_job_virtual

Pam Gomez-Gil, recently retired regional manager for GSCO’s Pikes Peak region, will be joining us to talk about job hunting. She will share information regarding job interviews, what managers look for, and more. With decades of experience as a manager in several different companies, you will not want to pass up this opportunity. Come with questions,  a notepad,  a hungry mind, and  the packet (linked in the registration form) as filled out as possible.

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.

Honoring First Responders

Submitted by Talya Z.

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

My Girl Scout sisters and I made a plan to brighten the day of first responders in our hometown. 19 girls committed to doing something special for our first responders. I took Chick-fil-A food, along with pumpkin and apple scones, for CSPD to enjoy. A couple of my Girl Scout sisters took yummy treats and a cute thank you poster to AMR. This is one of my favorite things about being a Girl Scout. We like to make people feel appreciated and not forgotten.

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.

Troop Days at Camp: Registration for Winter and Spring is Now Open

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Troop Days at camp in fall 2020 were such a hit that we are excited to offer them for winter and spring! Once again, troops can visit select GSCO properties and participate in a half or full day of staff-led programs.

Visit Twisted Pine in Genesee or Hamp Hut in Colorado Springs and spend a half day connecting with your troop and building outdoor skills with programs in archery, teambuilding, guided hikes, and outdoor skills. Programs are available from 9 a.m. – noon or 1 – 4 p.m. Fees are $15/ girl and adults are free.

Visit Tomahawk Ranch near Bailey or Sky High Ranch near Woodland Park and spend a full day with lunch included enjoying the beautiful camp properties! Troops can participate in programs ranging from wizarding magic to barnyard exploration to adventure survival and curious clues! Registration includes cold lunch for all guests, and the opportunity for parents/ caregivers who are driving girls to enjoy refreshments and WiFi in our dining hall while the troop is experiencing and participating in program. Tagalongs/siblings are welcome, however must always be supervised by parent/caregiver and will not be allowed to participate in camp activities. Fees are $45/Girl Scout, free for adults. (Sky High Ranch is also offering a shortened and lower cost Sunday option).

Visit Meadow Mountain Ranch and spend a full day in outdoor exploration programs around the property, building outdoor skills, and hiking through meadows. Parents/caregivers who are driving girls may relax in the lodge while the troop is participating in programs. Lunch is not provided. Fees are $35/girls and free for adults.

Read all about the program options, pricing, and dates here. For more information on the registration process, COVID -19 safety guidelines, and what to expect on program review our Troop Day Programs FAQ’s here.

Questions? Email property.reservations@gscolorado.org.

Coming Soon: Meadow Mountain Ranch will soon be available for Girl Scout groups to use for day hikes, and the Nature Trail and accompanying patch program. We are currently monitoring fire conditions in the Meadow Mountain Ranch area, but look for a blog post with the details on how to reserve the Meadow Mountain Ranch Nature Trail when it opens for troop and Girl Scout group use later this month!

NOTE: Given the developing and quickly changing nature of COVID-19 in our communities, GSCO reserves the right to cancel any Troop Day program at any point if there is a concern for the health and safety of staff or participants. Additionally, as we head into the winter season, if the weather makes road travel to camp unsafe or is determined to be unsafe for participants to be outside, we also reserve the right to cancel a program. If we need to cancel a Troop Day program, all registered participants will be given a full refund and we will work with the group leader to reschedule the program.

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.

Trunk-or-Treat in Colorado Springs

Submitted by Cindy Opong

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

When Evans Elementary School in Colorado Springs put out a call for trunk-or-treat vendors, the Cadettes and Juniors from Troop 43483 decided to be of service. The troop is based out of the school, and the Cadettes are almost all alums of Evans.

As the event was part of a STEM night, the troop decided to create a candy chute to safely deliver treats to kids. Over 300 kids visited the Halloween event, and the candy chute was a huge hit! Trick-or-Treaters had fun trying to catch candy and the Girl Scouts had fun making the chute and sending candy down for delivery.

The Cadettes in this multi-level troop are also working on the Babysitting badge and this event helped fulfill some of the requirements.

*** This was an outdoor event intended for and open to the community and within the state’s COVID-19 guidelines.

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.

Helping Senior Citizens in Colorado Springs

Submitted by Aydin Hoo

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Troop 43893 collected food donations for Silver Key Senior Services in Colorado Springs. The Bountiful Bags program helps provide Thanksgiving meals for 1,300 seniors. Sabrina and friends were able to deliver the donations from her sister Girl Scouts during a day off from school.

Items Needed

  • Cranberry Sauce: whole berry or jellied, 14 or 16 oz. cans
  • Dessert Dry Mix or Canned Pie Filling
  • Green Beans: 14.5 oz. cans
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Dry Stuffing/Dressing: 6 oz. boxes
  • Turkey Gravy Dry-Mix: 0.87 (7/8) oz. packets
  • Yams/Sweet Potatoes: 29 oz. cans

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.

GSCO Visits Costa Rica in 2021

Submitted by Jody Clair

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

We have had to cancel the 2021 Orlando trip at this time. However, we are still taking registrations for Costa Rica 2021, as it had been postponed and has new dates for June! I have plenty of space for this amazing trip. See below for the link to the flier for itinerary information and cost. I do NOT have adult spaces at this time unless there is a Girl Scout with a disability who needs additional care. *Please note that this is a very physical trip– flying, walking, ziplines, rafting, and more!

Girl Scouts must be in fifth-twelfth grade this school year to be eligible. If you have questions about what the girls will do on the trip, money, or anything else, please email me. Also, please email me BEFORE submitting a deposit so I can email you an application for the girl to fill out.

Yes! Girls can apply for Cookie Credit reimbursement, AFTER the balance is paid in full and we can print a receipt for reimbursement. I can guide you through this if needed.

Jody Clair is the primary contact:

Costa Rica 2021_Flier

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.

Troop 40294 Earns Archery Badge

Submitted by Dinah Campbell

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Our Cadette troop earned their Archery badge at Cheyenne Mt. State Park Archery Range. The staff did a great job of keeping things clean and safe. They walked us through all the steps to teach us how to properly shoot the arrows, archery safety, and made it fun.

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.

Cool Science Festival: Night at the Museum

On October 13 and 16, 2020 the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum (200 South Sierra Madre, Colorado Springs) will open from 5-8 p.m. for a very special evening just for Cool Science Festival participants at a greatly reduced cost. $12.50 for adults and $7.50 for children (ages 3-12). In addition to the self-guided tour, participants will be able to design and make their own Olympic medal from recycled materials and enjoy a special augmented reality (AR) scavenger hunt using a smartphone or technology camera. For reservations visit rebrand.ly/jgomo9m.

The 60,000-square-foot U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum is a
one-of-a-kind tribute to the Olympic and Paralympic movements. It is one of the most accessible and inclusive museums in the
world. Guests can customize their sport preferences and accessibility needs for a tour that is uniquely their own.

Night at the Museum Flier

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.

Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend: Cheyenne Mountain State Park

Submitted by Sherie Verburg

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

We went out to enjoy Girl Scouts Loves State Parks Weekend at Cheyenne Mountain State Park. We used the Agent of Discovery app while on our hike. It is a great app to help entertain your Girl Scout with facts about local animals, as well as reading the signs the park has along the trail.

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.

Register NOW for Build Like a Girl with GE Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update as of September 15, 2020: Registration for this event has ended. We have reached capacity.

GSCO and GE Johnson are excited to invite Girl Scout Cadettes and Seniors to participate in our at-home, virtual “Build Like a Girl – Careers in Construction Day” on Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 10 a.m. – noon.  Girls are invited to pick up supply kits to build their own bee house prior to the program date and join a live session on September 26 to learn how to build the habitat directly from GE Johnson employees. Supply pick-up is September 21-25 at various locations available. Girls will also get to learn from an animal expert at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo about pollinators and their habitats, and participate in the virtual tour of the new hippo and penguin exhibit recently built by GE Johnson Construction.

Register now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/build_like_a_girl_ca.html

Registration will close September 17 OR when the program reaches capacity.

Supply kits will be available to pick up at the locations below the week of September 21-25 OR participants are welcome to get their own supplies using the list provided. Detailed instructions regarding supply pick-ups will be provided closer to the program date. You must select your supply pick-up location upon registration.

Included with supply kits will be “Build Like a Girl” patches and T-shirts for Girl Scouts. Patches will be mailed to all girl participants after the program date. There is a $15 program fee for supply kits. Girl Scouts who are gathering their own supplies will be charged an $8 program fee and will receive their patches and T-shirts in the mail.

Supply pick-up locations:

  • GEJ Colorado Springs Office, 25 N. Cascade Ave., Suite 400, 80903
  • Vail Health, 181 W. Meadow Dr., Vail 81657
  • Cherry Creek – 240 St Paul St., Denver 80206
  • GEJ Greenwood Village Office: 5613 DTC Parkway, Suite 450, 80111
  • Ball Aerospace, 11 Longs Peak Dr., Broomfield 80021
  • Green Mountain High School, 13175 W Green Mountain Dr., Lakewood 80228
  • Sierra Nevada IAS, 12500 Belford Ave., Englewood 80112
  • ENT Credit Union New Headquarters, InterQuest Pkwy & Federal Dr., Colorado Springs 80921

Information about how to join the live session on Saturday, September 26 will be emailed directly to all participants by September 23.

Cadettes will work on requirements for the Woodworker badge and Seniors will work on requirements for the Social Innovator badge.

All participating Girl Scouts must:

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

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.