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Drawing on the strength of Girl Scouting

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Katarina (center) in the orange hat

Camping. Selling cookies. Helping the community. Building lifelong friends. Learning compassion and respect for others. Never giving up. This is how Colorado Springs Girl Scout Katarina Lucardie, 11, from Troop 4043 describes her Girl Scout experience.

Katarina joined Girl Scouts four years ago as a Girl Scout Brownie, and she is now a Girl Scout Cadette.  Her mother, Carmela Aranda, is the co-leader of her troop.

And, recently, it is the strength she has found in her Girl Scouting experience, particularly the friendships she has made, that has helped her find the courage to reveal something many didn’t know about her.

Katarina was born with an autoimmune disease, Alopecia Areata, that causes hair loss. Several years ago the condition worsened to the point Katarina went bald and had started wearing a wig.

As Katarina coped with this new reality, her Girl Scout sisters were right by her side, supporting and encouraging her every step of the way.

“Girl Scouts will help you through hard times, and you will always have a friend in Girl Scouts,” said Katarina.

About a month ago Katarina decided she wanted to stop wearing her wig to school, Skyview Middle School. She worked with administrators, and just before Thanksgiving, put together a touching video which was played at a school assembly to explain her disease and reveal her condition.

“The Girl Scout Law has helped me greatly in learning how to deal with people, especially to be courageous and strong,” said Katarina. “Each part of the Girl Scout Law applies to me, my condition and now in my situation in telling the truth to my classmates.”

Three of Katarina’s Girl Scout sisters have been so inspired by her story that they have donated some of their hair to Locks of Love in her honor.

Katarina’s mother and Girl Scout troop co-leader, Carmela, couldn’t be prouder of her daughter. As a child, Carmela lost her hearing after suffering a severe ear infection and was routinely alienated by her peers.

“Katarina has grown up with deaf parents and has developed a caring and compassionate nature for other people, and being part of Girl Scouts has just expanded on that,” said Carmela. “I was a (Girl Scout) Brownie myself growing up, and I wanted the same positive experience for Katarina. It has been a wonderful and fun experience volunteering for Katarina’s troop, and worth all the hard work! I believe that Girl Scouts is a wonderful organization to be part of, and both Katarina and I have met so many caring people and made our best friends through Girl Scouts.”

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Katarina and her Girl Scout troop

Support Girl Scouts of Colorado on Colorado Gives Day 2013

When you support Girl Scouts of Colorado, you support girls like Katarina in helping them find their courage, confidence and character. Make a donation to Girl Scouts of Colorado for Colorado Gives Day 2013 on Dec. 10th. Donations can be made at any time up until Dec. 10th, and will be increased by the FirstBank Incentive Fund. Thank you in advance for your support!

Girl Scouts celebrate Day of the Dead

Girl Scouts in Colorado Springs and Denver celebrated Day of the Dead at events on Nov. 2nd and Nov. 4th.

The Colorado Springs event was attended by 140 and was the first event put on by the Girl Planning Group (GPS).

For the second year in a row Denver Girl Scouts partnered with Regis University for a Day of the Dead event held on the Regis campus with 100+ attending.

Both events featured traditional Day of the Dead activities, such as face painting. The events also recognized the life and legacy of Girl Scouts’ founder, Juliette Gordon Low, and helped participants learn more about the significance of the Day of the Dead, or celebrating the lives of family and friends who have passed away.

Fresh Ink story about Colorado Springs event

YourHub story about Denver event

Girl Scout Gold Award Project: Michaela (Kailey) Byrne, Colorado Springs, “Faces Behind the Disease”

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Michaela (Kailey) Byrne
Colorado Springs
Cheyenne Mountain High School
Faces Behind the Disease

What did you do for your Gold Award project?

I created signs that had pictures and a story about a person who had Cystic Fibrosis (CF) to be put up at Great Strides Walks in Colorado. To get participants for my project, I went to the Colorado Springs Walk and set-up a booth that explained my project and also advertised through the CF monthly newsletter and their Facebook page.  I asked the volunteers to answer questions about themselves like their favorites, family members, and what they want to be when they grew up.  I also asked for 1-3 pictures of them. I then created individual signs plus some positive reinforcement signs and a few about the disease itself. I enjoyed trading emails with the volunteers getting to know them a little. The signs were put up at three different walks in Colorado: Colorado Springs, Denver and Fort Collins.

Why did you pursue this Gold Award project?

I have been a Girl Scout since I was a Daisy, all the way up to Ambassador. I wanted to earn all three (Girl Scout Highest) awards. Two of my older brothers earned their Eagle Scout Award, so they inspired me to get my Gold Award. I am part of a group called National Charity League. We work with various charities. We volunteer at the Downs Syndrome’s Buddy Walk. It is there I saw the ideas for making signs to personalize the walk. I thought it was a great idea! I have a cousin with CF and have participated yearly in the Great Strides Walk. It is a cause that is close to my heart. I have watched her struggles, yet she is still just an average 9 year old.  I wanted to point out the people behind the disease.

How did your Gold Award project make a difference?

People with differences are thought of differently. Some people are afraid to look past the differences to see the similarities. I found a way to introduce people to some of the people they came out to support. I helped them see why they were there. I hoped I inspired people to go out and do what they want. To tell them to go for their goals by seeing others with challenges do what they love.    Sometimes people are afraid of differences, but I think my signs helped them see that people with CF are the same as people without CF.

What skills did you gain through earning your Gold Award?

I learned how to properly introduce myself in person and through email. I worked on my communication skills.  I learned about timing and organizing. I learned how to advertise and ask for things.

What will you most remember about your Gold Award project?

I think I will most remember the inspiring people with CF and hearing their stories. They were very helpful, and it was great to see even though they had a life threatening disease they follow their dreams, do what they want to do, and enjoy life. They do not let obstacles stand in their way; they are strong and go for their goals. Also I hoped that by showing the supporters what amazing people they are and how they follow their hearts, that anyone can do the same. This starts a whole chain reaction; if one person can see what these people are doing, that will inspire others to do what they want and so on.  I take pride in the fact that I got help inspire people to live life to the fullest.

How will earning your Gold Award help you in your future?

I like having new experiences. They usually teach me lessons, or I learn a little bit about myself.  I think the skills I learned will help me the most. I learned how to formally introduce myself, which will help me in a job interview or talking to clients for a future job. Organization and time management are skills everybody needs. I learned different ways of communicating, which is great because everybody communicates differently. I learned that although you might have a great plan in place, most likely you will have to make adjustments when unexpected events happen or people don’t react in the way you had planned.

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

I think it is important part of my Girl Scout experience because everybody benefits. I learned new skills and had fun experiences. It was very good to help others. It inspires other Girl Scouts to find a passion or cause and get to help out.

2013 Girl Scouts Women of Distinction honored in Colorado Springs

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Last Thursday evening, Sept. 12th, Girl Scouts of Colorado honored the 2013 Pikes Peak Women of Distinction and Women to Watch during the Thin Mint Dinner at the Antlers Hilton in Colorado Springs. A group of 230 gathered at the event, which raised $35,000 for local Girl Scouting programs.

This year’s honorees are a remarkable group. The Women of Distinction include Lindy Conter, Community Volunteer, Women’s Resource Agency, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado and Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, Lynette Crow-Iverson, President/CEO, Conspire!, Margaret D. Sabin, President of Centura Health South State Operating Group, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Barb Winter, Executive Vice President – Organizational Resources, Ent Federal Credit Union, and Dr. Adis Maria Vila, First Chief Diversity Officer, USAFA, Nov. 2010 – June 2013. Women to Watch (an award started in 2012 given to emerging women leaders under 40) honorees, are Ann Cesare, Community Outreach Director, Memorial Hospital, University of Colorado Health, Amber Ptak, Director of Education Programs, Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado, a program of the Gill Foundation, and Shannon Rogers, Sales and Relationship Manager, Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado. Learn more about these women in the event program.

Girl Scouts of Colorado honors top women leaders in our community as Girl Scout Women of Distinction or Women to Watch. These women have reached remarkable levels of achievement as business, community and civic leaders. Girl Scouts of Colorado engages Women of Distinction in ongoing Girl Scout activities and programs designed to build the next generation of leaders. Since 1994, 108 women have been named as Pikes Peak Women of Distinction and have raised more than $300,000 for Girl Scouts of Colorado. Including this year’s honorees, a total of five women have been named Women to Watch in the Pikes Peak area.

Mary Kelly, Ph.D., CEO, Productive Leaders, gave the event’s keynote address. The event’s three-course dinner culminated with creative desserts featuring Girl Scout Cookies. Event chair was Claire Garcia, Woman of Distinction 2012, and the 2013 Women of Distinction Selection Chair was Renita Wolf with Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Board of Directors.

Sponsors of this event included BKD CPAs & Advisors, El Pomar Foundation, Ent Federal Credit Union and Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado, a program of the Gill Foundation. Special thanks goes to Jym Fair with American Made Film & Media for putting together the event video.

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For more information on the Girl Scouts of Colorado Pikes Peak Women of Distinction program, please visit our website.

Colorado Springs Gazette article about the event

Girl Scout alum competes for Miss. Colorado

From Girl Scout alumna Katie Conn, Miss Centennial, from Colorado Springs and a current student at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs


I am proud to be a Girl Scout alum! I was a Girl Scout until I graduated from high school and earned my Bronze Award as well as traveled to Italy in 2009 with my troop, among other exciting activities. And on June 27-29, 2013, I competed in the Miss. Colorado Pageant. After 12 years of active Girl Scouting, I could see a lot of parallels between the two organizations. I think Girl Scouts helped prepare me for the pageant, because Girl Scouts is more than just selling cookies and Miss. Colorado is more than just looking pretty. I thought a good way to show what I learned in Girl Scouts and how it helped me prepare for Miss. Colorado was to talk about my Miss. Colorado experience as it relates to the Girl Scout Law:

Honest and fair: In competing for Miss. Colorado, the interview is a significant portion of your score. It is also the best way to let the judges get to know you as a person, to learn who you are and your personality. Being yourself is the best way to do that. The judges don’t want cookie-cutter answers, and “world peace” isn’t the go-to response. Honesty and personality will shine through into everything you say, and that’s the only way for the judges to fairly judge you in interview.

Friendly and helpful: Miss. Congeniality is probably a more rewarding title than Miss. Colorado. Miss. Congeniality is the contestant voted friendliest and most helpful out of all the girls there. It’s easy to see when someone is simply being nice just to win Miss. Congeniality versus when someone is truly the sweetest person in Colorado and is completely deserving of the title.

Considerate and caring: Part of the Miss. America entrance requirement is to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network. The Children’s Miracle Network is a system of hospitals all around the country that does so much good for young people all around us. We visited the Children’s Hospital in Denver before our competition, and it brought such joy to everyone we visited to have these beautiful and kind women being so cheerful and sweet despite their medical problems.

Courageous and strong: It takes a lot of self-respect to get up on a stage in front of so many people, especially in the swimsuit portion of the competition, where you’re onstage in little more than your underwear. All the contestants prepared for the swimsuit competition by working out and eating healthy, things we should all be doing anyway. And just look at how wonderful they looked onstage! But the most important part of the swimsuit competition is your confidence. The prettiest part of a girl is her smile!

Responsible for what I say and do: As a Miss. Colorado contestant, you have a title (mine is Miss. Centennial). When you make appearances, such as our trip to Coors Field to be introduced at a Rockies game and to sign autographs, no one looks at you as a person, they look at you as sort of a celebrity. It’s a fantastic feeling, but everything you say and do is scrutinized carefully. You can’t speak meanly about anyone (even the other team) or run around like a banshee. You must be calm and eloquent and sweet, even if you make a mistake and spill ketchup on your shirt.

And to respect myself and others: Every girl competing at the pageant dreams of being Miss. Colorado. Every girl there deserves to be Miss. Colorado. You can’t put anyone down or judge them; that’s not your job. Your job is to A) be the best “you” you can be, and B) help others be the best “them” that they are. Compliments mean a lot to everyone, and at a pageant like this with so many beautiful, talented and sweet women, everyone feels a little insecure. The best outcome of the Miss. Colorado pageant isn’t winning the title of Miss. Colorado, but feeling like you’ve grown as a person.

Respect authority: Everything at the pageant is scheduled, choreographed and practiced to a “T.” The fantastic crew of people who work so hard to put this pageant on deserve so much respect. They not only handle the Miss. Colorado pageant itself, but all the local pageants leading up to the state pageant, all the paperwork for them, getting (and keeping) sponsors, signing up a panel of judges and making the information books for them, answering questions for the contestants, and making sure that everyone is on track. It is a job and a half, and on behalf of all the Miss. Colorado contestants, I’d like to thank them for all their hard work.

Use resources wisely: Competing in the Miss. Colorado competition does cost money! As it’s a scholarship organization, the entry fees aren’t what costs money, but the outfits do. Each contestant needs a swimsuit, an evening gown, an interview outfit, a talent outfit, an opening number outfit, an on-stage question outfit, shoes and accessories for each outfit, and a zillion other things. If you spend all your money on the evening gown, it will be beautiful, but the rest of your categories won’t look as nice. It’s a better idea to spread your money out. Buy what you absolutely need to, and any extra money can go to buying the dress that maybe isn’t your dream dress, but looks beautiful and fits your budget.

Make the world a better place: Each contestant is required to have a platform. A platform is some issue you feel strongly about or an organization you really support. Organizations are usually non-profits, not businesses. My platform was gathering money and support to build a place for homeless people to sleep at night to get them off the street, which is both a dangerous and unhealthy place to live. All the community service projects you do as a Girl Scout can directly relate to a platform, and if you find that your Bronze, Silver and/or Gold Awards are all related to the same thing, you have a platform already.

And be a sister to every Girl Scout: Competing in the Miss. Colorado pageant was a wonderful experience for me. I didn’t win, but I made so many friends there, and I’ll be proud to watch one of them take the stage at the Miss. America pageant soon. Although I was competing against them, these girls were a fantastic support network for me during the entire pageant. They made the first year I competed so much fun, and I will definitely be returning next year for a “Round Two!”

Posted by Amanda Kalina, PR Director, Girl Scouts of Colorado

Every day an adventure at day camp for this Daisy’s first camp experience

 

From Irene, a parent of a Daisy camper at Make A Mess Day Camp in Colorado Springs

Growing up in a small town in New Mexico, I have many fond memories of my time in Girl Scouts. Perhaps my favorite of them all is the summer I spent at a day-camp out in the desert, cooking breakfast or lunch every day in our little Dutch ovens and cleaning our plates and silverware in mesh bags and buckets. So as my little 6-year-old was nearing the end of her first year in elementary school, my thoughts turned to what kind of day-camp she might enjoy.

My daughter, M, had been enjoying her first year as a Daisy Scout and I knew she would miss the learning and fun of her monthly Girl Scout meetings. Initially, though, I thought there wouldn’t be any camps for her at such a young age. Thankfully, I was wrong! When I received a summer camp brochure in the mail one afternoon, I was excited to see many opportunities for a girl her age. We decided on an art and science camp for her – Make a Mess Art Camp. The art part for M, the science part for me (who desperately hopes she loves science more than I did!).

What a great experience this was for her! She was a little nervous on the first day, knowing that none of her troop friends would be with her, but after about three minutes she was busily making and decorating her name tag, and telling me I needed to leave!

Every day was an adventure. M would come home with a list of all the neat (but messy) things they made at camp that day – snow, mucus, putty. She would excitedly tell her dad and I about painting with her feet, bobbing for apples, blowing bubbles with Columbine, and singing lots of songs (some of which I remember from my Girl Scout days!). I did worry a bit because she is a picky eater, but she would come home telling me about the healthy snacks they got to have and what new things she had tried.

It was wonderful to see my shy little girl make new friends on her first day and tell me all the nicknames of her new pals and leaders – M&M, Happy, Aspen, Pills. While she looked like one of the littler kids at camp, she seemed so grown up and confident as I left her each morning. And she is already asking about art camp next summer!

We’re so glad we chose a Girl Scout camp for M’s first day camp experience. We don’t leave her with people we don’t know very easily, but knowing this was a Girl Scout camp, I had full confidence in the leaders and organizers and knew my daughter would be safe and have a great time.

Why Heather likes to volunteer at Day Camp

Submitted by Kim Petau
Colorado Springs

Heather:
I love watching the little girls having an amazing week in a safe environment. It is amazing watching their faces when learning a new song that I or the PA’s taught them and then to hear them singing the same song all week long or pleading to sing it again. The crafts that the staff always come up with are fun and it’s great helping the girls create something special they made. I love meeting new adults who also share the passion of Girl Scouts. I truly enjoy watching my daughter growing and learning how to be a role model to the younger Girl Scouts. I love that this a non-judgmental place for my daughter to be who she is. In fact the younger girls love to see her dressing up as “fairy” or “princess.” Because of my daughter’s special needs she feels more comfortable when I am around so it is awesome that I can volunteer at day camp, and feel just as welcomed as my daughter. My favorite camp so far has to be “Fairy Camp,” it was great watching the girls make tutus, crowns, necklaces, and ice cream. I can’t wait to volunteer at more camps this summer and next. I think volunteering at day camps will be a summer family tradition.

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

Camp Availability as of 6/20/13

4th of July Week Update:

Girl Scouts of Colorado offices are closed. Girl Scout Camps are in full force this week!

If you are a camp parent needing information, please contact your respective Camp Director at their camp phone numbers:

Magic Sky Ranch: (970) 224-2028

Tomahawk Ranch: (303) 838-5407

Meadow Mountain Ranch: (303) 747-2416

Day Camp: 303-607-4847

Colorado Springs Day Camps (Kathy Saad): 303-815-7780 day.camp@gscolorado.org

Denver Day Camp (Karrie Adamson) 720-231-7253 karrie.adamson@gscolorado.org

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Is your Girl Scout registered for camp yet? We still have spaces in the following sessions! Register online now. Remember, registration closes 4 weeks before each camp starts!

To learn more about our summer camp programs, check out our Summer Camp Catalog!

NEW: check out this amazing new search tool to help you find open camps!

Type of Camp Camp Name Dates
Day Camp DC05-Dance Explorer-Rampart High School-Colorado Springs Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp DC05V-Dance Explorer-Rampart High School-Colorado Springs Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp DC18-Girl Power-Interlocken Park-Broomfield Jul 8 – Jul 12, 2013
Day Camp DC19-Art Explorers-Twisted Pine-Genesee Jul 8 – Jul 12, 2013
Day Camp DC23-Science in Our World-Clement Park-Littleton Jul 29 – Aug 2, 2013
Day Camp PA04-Show Stoppers-Sand Creek High School-Colorado Springs Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
Day Camp PA05-Dance Explorer-Rampart High School-Colorado Springs Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp PAI05-Dance Explorer-Rampart High School-Colorado Springs Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp PAI21-Oopy Goopy Science-DeKoevend Park-Centennial Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp – Bear Creek DC20-Countries and Cultures!-Bear Creek Lake Park-Morrison Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
Day Camp – Bear Creek DC22-H2O Sports Sampler-Bear Creek Lake Park-Morrison Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp – Bear Creek PA20-Countries and Cultures!-Bear Creek Lake Park-Morrison Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
Day Camp – Bear Creek PAI20-Countries and Cultures!-Bear Creek Lake Park-Morrison Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS10-Snapshot Jul 7 – Jul 12, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS11-Best 3-Day Camp Ever Jul 14 – Jul 16, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS12-Best 3-Day Camp Ever Jul 17 – Jul 19, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS13-Moose Magic Jul 21 – Jul 26, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS14-It’s Your Camp-Create it! Jul 21 – Jul 26, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS15-Brownie Discovery Camp Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS16-Night Owls Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS17-All the World is a Stage Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS18-CIT I Jun 16 – Jul 5, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS19-CIT II Jul 7 – Aug 2, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS20-Archery Adventures Jun 23 – Jun 28, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS21-Archery Adventures Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS22-Archery Adventures Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM10-Mountain Music Jul 7 – Jul 12, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM12-Backpack 101 Jul 7 – Jul 12, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM13-Backpack 102 Jul 14 – Jul 19, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM15-Rodeo Rider I Jul 14 – Jul 19, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM19-Rodeo Rider I Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM20-Digiscape Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR11-I “heart” Camp Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR12-Bronze Mustangs Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR13-Hollywood & Broadway Bound Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR14-Photography 4.0 Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR15-Silver Broncos Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR16-Adventure 4.0 Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR17-Golden Top Hand Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR18-TR Camp Jul 21 – Jul 26, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR30-Program Aide Jun 30 – Jul 2, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR36-WIT II Jun 16 – Aug 2, 2013

Camp Availability as of 6/20/13

Lime Gulch Fire Update: The fire is about 15 miles from Tomahawk Ranch (which is still a very long way from camp) and moving in the opposite direction from camp. The local fire personnel have reassured GSCO that even though smoke is visible from camp, there is no present danger to our campers. The safety of our girls is always our top priority. GSCO has strong emergency action and evacuation plans in place. We are in frequent contact with all local authorities so that we are prepared to deal with any fire conditions.

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Is your Girl Scout registered for camp yet? We still have spaces in the following sessions! Register online now. Remember, registration closes 4 weeks before each camp starts!

To learn more about our summer camp programs, check out our Summer Camp Catalog!

NEW: check out this amazing new search tool to help you find open camps!

Day Camp DC04-Show Stoppers-Sand Creek   High School-Colorado Springs Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
Day Camp DC05-Dance Explorer-Rampart High School-Colorado Springs Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp DC05V-Dance Explorer-Rampart High School-Colorado Springs Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp DC17-Explorers-City Park-Denver Jul 1 – Jul 3, 2013
Day Camp DC18-Girl Power-Interlocken Park-Broomfield Jul 8 – Jul 12, 2013
Day Camp DC19-Art Explorers-Twisted Pine-Genesee Jul 8 – Jul 12, 2013
Day Camp DC23-Science in Our World-Clement Park-Littleton Jul 29 – Aug 2, 2013
Day Camp DC25-Wild in the Outdoors-Nature and Raptor Center-Pueblo Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
Day Camp PA01-Kaleidoscope Fairy Adventure-Hamp Hut-Colorado Springs Jun 10 – Jun 14, 2013
Day Camp PA02-Sports & Nature Sampler-Bear Creek Reg Park-CoSprings Jun 17 – Jun 21, 2013
Day Camp PA03-Make a Mess-Faith Presbyterian Church-Colorado Springs Jun 24 – Jun 28, 2013
Day Camp PA04-Show Stoppers-Sand Creek High School-Colorado Springs Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
Day Camp PA05-Dance Explorer-Rampart High School-Colorado Springs Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp PA25-Wild in the Outdoors-Nature and Raptor Center-Pueblo Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
Day Camp PAI05-Dance Explorer-Rampart High School-Colorado Springs Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp PAI06-Awesome Animals-Interlocken Park-Broomfield Jun 3 – Jun 7, 2013
Day Camp PAI07-That’s Entertainment-Addenbrooke Park-Lakewood Jun 10 – Jun 14, 2013
Day Camp PAI10-Animal Planet-Nottingham Park-Westminster Jun 17 – Jun 21, 2013
Day Camp PAI11-Art in the Park-DeKoevend Park-Centennial Jun 24 – Jun 28, 2013
Day Camp PAI21-Oopy Goopy Science-DeKoevend Park-Centennial Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp – Bear Creek DC20-Countries and Cultures!-Bear Creek Lake Park-Morrison Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
Day Camp – Bear Creek DC22-H2O Sports Sampler-Bear Creek Lake Park-Morrison Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp – Bear Creek PA20-Countries and Cultures!-Bear Creek Lake Park-Morrison Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
Day Camp – Bear Creek PAI20-Countries and Cultures!-Bear Creek Lake Park-Morrison Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS06-Brownie Discovery Camp Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS07-Crayons and Creativity Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS08-Night Owls Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS09-Moose Magic Jul 7 – Jul 12, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS11-Best 3-Day Camp Ever Jul 14 – Jul 16, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS13-Moose Magic Jul 21 – Jul 26, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS14-It’s Your Camp-Create it! Jul 21 – Jul 26, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS15-Brownie Discovery Camp Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS16-Night Owls Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS17-All the World is a Stage Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS18-CIT I Jun 16 – Jul 5, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS19-CIT II Jul 7 – Aug 2, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS20-Archery Adventures Jun 23 – Jun 28, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS21-Archery Adventures Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS22-Archery Adventures Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM07-Rodeo Rider I Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM09-Citikids Wilderness Expo Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM10-Mountain Music Jul 7 – Jul 12, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM12-Backpack 101 Jul 7 – Jul 12, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM13-Backpack 102 Jul 14 – Jul 19, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM15-Rodeo Rider I Jul 14 – Jul 19, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM16-Blazing Saddles I Jul 21 – Jul 26, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM19-Rodeo Rider I Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM21-Rocks and Ropes Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR09-Bronze Bits N Bridles II Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR10-Silver Spurs I Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR11-I “heart” Camp Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR12-Bronze Mustangs Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR13-Hollywood & Broadway Bound Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR14-Photography 4.0 Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR15-Silver Broncos Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR16-Adventure 4.0 Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR17-Golden Top Hand Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR22-Muddy Madness Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR24-Deep Space Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR30-Program Aide Jun 30 – Jul 2, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR36-WIT II Jun 16 – Aug 2, 2013

Girl Scouts Highest Awardees honored in Colorado Springs

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The beautiful grounds of the Penrose House Garden Pavilion are always a treat to visit annually when we hold our Highest Awards Celebration in Colorado Springs. On Tuesday evening, May 28th, we enjoyed a beautiful evening as we honored seven of this year’s Colorado Gold Award recipients as well as dozens of Silver and Bronze Award recipients. It was a great evening to hear how these recipients have gained leadership through earning one of Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards!

Learn more about our 2013 Highest Awards season on the blog we wrote after the Highlands Ranch event in April.

A video capturing the essence of the Colorado Springs event, especially personal remarks from each of the Gold Awardees honored, can be viewed below.

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Information compiled and posted by Amanda Kalina, Director of Public Relations for Girl Scouts of Colorado, with assistance, including the videography and photography work, from Rachelle Trujillo, Chief Marketing Officer.