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International Girls Day Celebration with Kappa Delta

Submitted by Mallory Wolff

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Saturday, November 11, 2017, Kappa Delta Sorority invites you and your Girl Scouts to join our last workshop of the fall semester from noon -3 p.m.

Kappa Delta Sorority created International Girls Day (IDG) as both an initiative and national holiday. With the theme “She Can Do Anything,” it’s a day to build confidence in girls and help them realize their potential (more information about IGD can be found at http://www.kappadelta.org/initiatives/international-girls-day/).
Our International Girls Day celebration will be held at our chapter facility (412 W. Laurel Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521). At this workshop, we will host several confidence-building activities. Girl Scouts will also have the opportunity to work with Kappa Deltas on writing their own stories based off the children’s book “When I Was A Girl… I Dreamed” by Margaret Baker. We will also provide tea, lemonade, and sandwiches for Girl Scouts, troop leaders, and guardians in attendance!

This event is open to Girl Scouts of all ages! If you are interested in joining us, please email me (phiepsilonvpcs@gmail.com) before Thursday, November 9 at 5 p.m. with the name and age of your Girl Scout. She will also earn an International Girls Day patch for participating in the workshop (link to the patch can be found at https://www.kappadeltaboutique.com/details/category/initiatives/girl-scouts/product/round-international-girls-day-patch/).

We look forward to having you join us, and thank you for your support of the Kappa Delta/Girl Scout collaboration!

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

Troop 75910 delivers Hometown Hero cookies

Submitted by Melissa DiLullo

Northern & Northeastern CO

Greeley

Brownie Troop 75910 out of Greeley chose the staff at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital as their Hometown Hero. The troop of eight girls in their first year of selling together donated 181 packages of Girl Scout Cookies. Hospital employees took the girls on a tour and allowed them to pass out the cookies to each individual department.

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

Learn about natural resources at the Forestry Field Day

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Submitted by Bob Sturtevant

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

The Society of American Foresters, Colorado State University, and Colorado State Forest Service will host a forestry field day at Ben Delatour Scout Ranch near Red Feather Lakes, Colorado on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Spend the day learning about the native tree species, how foresters help protect the forest, what are some of the issues our forests are facing, what are some of the many products that come from our forests, and much more. You will see forest management in action as the CSU forestry students cut and remove trees from a crowded forest area. Earn your “Tree” Naturalist Legacy badge.

See this attached flyer for more details: 40963104_scout_day_flyer2017-2

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

Earn Adventure badges at Colorado State University

Submitted by Mallory Wolff

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Kappa Delta Sorority at Colorado State University will be hosting an Adventure Campus Tour on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from noon – 3 p.m. This event would seek to offer two badges for the Girl Scouts under the “Adventure” badge category. This includes the Letterboxer badge for Brownies and Geocacher badge for Juniors. During this event, Girl Scouts would be able to tour facilities such as the student center and library on the CSU campus. As the Girl Scouts follow the tour with the Kappa Deltas, they will complete the workshop that includes the steps necessary to earn the Adventure badges. The Girl Scouts would meet at the Kappa Delta chapter facility for drop off/pick-up for the campus tour. The tour will then conclude with snacks and games on The Oval at CSU! For this event, I would suggest bringing a water bottle, comfy clothing and shoes, and snacks if your child has a severe food allergy. All Kappa Delta members are required to attend the event, so there will be a little over 100 Kappa Deltas in attendance. These members have hosted workshops with Girl Scouts in the past. Some are even alumnae! All materials will be provided to earn the badge, but troop leaders and parents are more than welcome to join us for the tour! Kappa Delta Sorority looks forward to hosting events that further values of self-esteem, confidence, and courage shared between our organization and Girl Scouts of the USA. We hope you are able to join us!

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Girl Scout Day with CSU Women’s Basketball

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Join us for Girl Scout Day with the Colorado State University Women’s Basketball team! Cheer on CSU as they take on the UNLV Rebels, Saturday, Feb. 4. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Game tip-off is at 2 p.m.

Girl Scouts and family members can participate in a half-time autograph session with CSU Women’s Sports Teams. All Girl Scouts attending will get a fun Rams event patch.

Tickets are $4/person and can be purchased at CSURAMS.COM/TICKETS. Groups of 20 or more will be entered into a drawing for a VIP experience. Order by Feb. 1 to be entered into the drawing.

Questions? Please contact Lohren Stitt at 970-492-4014 or lohren.stitt@colostate.edu.

Hope to see you there!

Girl Scouts provides summer science program in Greeley

Girl Scouts of Colorado once again partnered with Rodarte Cultural Center and Anna Gimmestad Memorial Park in Greeley to offer a summer Girl Scout program to local girls. This summer the program focused on the science of light (optics) through Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Lighten Up program put together in collaboration with Colorado State University. At the end of the program, the girls were very proud to have earned a patch for completing the program!

Amazing programs such as this could not be possible without our sponsors, including CenturyLink, Intel, The Women’s Fund of Weld County and Wells Fargo. A special thanks goes CenturyLink employees who volunteered their time and worked one-on-one with the children in this program! Two of the CenturyLink volunteers also presented on their careers in science or engineering for the girls. We additionally want to thank Kaarin Goncz with CSU (also a Girl Scout alum) for again partnering with us on another great Lighten Up program!

Posted by Amanda Kalina, PR Director, Girl Scouts of Colorado, in collaboration with Amy Myers, Director of Development, and Brenda Realyvasquez, Program Support Specialist, with Girl Scouts of Colorado

Northern Colorado Girl Scouts learn science can be fun

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On Saturday, Sept. 8th, 27 teen Girl Scouts gathered at Colorado State University (CSU) for a science program called Lighten Up. The event focused on the science of light where girls participated in hands-on activities, including making telescopes, learning about lasers and color, how light travels through different objects, as well as careers in STEM. This event was put on in partnership with CSU, and volunteers for the event were college students from CSU’s Society of Women Engineers. In fact, head volunteer for the event, Kaarin Goncz, education director for CSU’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, is a Girl Scout alum and proudly wore her Girl Scout leadership pin at the event. One of the Girl Scout participants at event commented “this is way better than science in school.”

The Fort Collins Coloradoan newspaper’s Sarah Jane Kyle also attended the event, and will be publishing a story on Friday, Sept. 14th, about the flexible ways to volunteer for Girl Scouts. Be sure to check it out on their website here.

The Lighten Up event will travel around the state over the next year. Learn how you can participate by visiting our website.

STEM is an area of focus for Girl Scouts, helping girls discover that they can grow up to be leaders in this field. Learn more about Girl Scout STEM research.