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Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical

Location: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

Cost: Tickets starting a $20

Performances: December 6, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Recommended for ages 6+ (children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the mainstage theatre)

The Tony Award-winning Matilda The Musical, inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, revels in the anarchy of childhood, power of imagination, and inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. Full of catchy songs, exciting dance numbers, and psychokinetic powers, Matilda will captivate audiences with the story of a courageous little girl with an extraordinary personality.

Discounted tickets (25% off) are available for Girl Scouts and their families. To redeem discount, call, visit the front desk, or buy online using promo code GS18. Discount does not apply to standard, $20 tickets.

Questions? Contact the theater at (719) 634 – 5583.

Learn more: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2018/roald_dahl_s_matilda.html

Junior Troop 416 earns “Business Owner” badge at Rita’s

Submitted by Christy Knight

Metro Denver

Castle Rock

Junior Troop 416 earned the “Business Owner” badge at Rita’s Italian Ice Creamery in Castle Rock. The girls learned how the owners decided to open the small business and some of the steps of setting up the store. They learned about marketing and customer service. They toured the store, watched how the ice was made, and learned about day-to-day operations. The girls also got to taste some of the ice! The owners answered all the girls questions about the business. They had a first-hand experience about small business and learned a lot of new information.

We loved learning about this small business that does a lot to help their community. Knowing about future options is exciting! We were able to ask so many questions.

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

Dinosaur Ridge: Winter and spring break camps

Submitted by Fran Taffer

Metro Denver

Morrison

Looking for real science and outdoor fun for your girl over school breaks? Dinosaur Ridge is offering winter break and spring break camps for kids ages 6-10.

Each camp offers exploration of the Dinosaur Ridge fossil sites, hands-on science projects, as well as expert guest presenters in the fields of paleontology, geology, art, earth science, survival skills, and local plants and animals.

Winter Break- January 2, 3, and 4, 2019 (W/Th/F) 9 a.m. – 3 p.m

  • January 2 —Creative in the Cretaceous
  • January 3 —Earth Science: From Crystals to Quakes
  • January 4 —Nature in Your Backyard

Spring Break- March 26, 27, and 28 (T/W/Th) 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • March 26—Creative in the Cretaceous
  • March 27—Earth Science: From Crystals to Quakes
  • March 28—Nature in Your Backyard

Sign up for one day for $70 or register for multiple days for $60 per day.

Registration opens on November 15 at http://www.dinoridge.org/ 

Contact Fran at fran@dinoridge.org with any questions.

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

AT&T invests in girls’ success

AT&T, a world leader in communications, media, and entertainment and technology, has invested in the success of Colorado girls.  Two programs, one in Colorado Springs and one in Grand Junction, invite middle and high school girls for a day of fast-paced career exploration. Support from AT&T provides girls with grants to cover the program fee, activity supplies, and refreshments and transportation.

Secrets to Success, powered by Girl Scouts of Colorado, was held at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs on October 20, 2018.  As a first-time program in the Pikes Peak region, the event drew more than 70 girls to learn about an array of fascinating careers and connect with professional women.  Keynote Speaker Carissa Gump, a 2008 Olympic athlete, encouraged attendees to see “I’m possible” instead of “impossible” and dream big.  18 women hosted conversation stations to share information about their careers – from mining to law enforcement and culinary arts to healthcare.  Six breakout sessions enabled girls to ask more questions on topics of interest and a lunch networking session allowed everyone to network.

The fourth annual Secrets to Success will be held in Grand Junction on January 26, 2019. The program will feature 20 conversation stations and a keynote speaker. Any girl curious about career options won’t want to miss this! Grants for activity fees and travel are available during registration. Transportation from some areas may be provided.

Primary funding for Secrets to Success is provided by AT&T. For more information about additional sponsors, visit https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/support-us/fundraising-events/secrets-to-success-pikes-peak.html

 

‘The Nutcracker’ performed by State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara in Durango

‘The Nutcracker’ performed by State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara is performing on Sunday, December 7-9, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Community Concert Hall at FLC (1000 Rim Drive) in Durango. Girl Scouts receive a 15% discount on Sunday, December 9 for the 2 p.m. performance.

To purchase tickets and receive the group rate, contact the box office at (970) 247 – 7657. Let them know you are with Girl Scouts of Colorado to receive the 20+ group discount.

Older girl volunteers needed for Project C.U.R.E.’s Packing for Impact

Older girl volunteers are needed for Project C.U.R.E.’s Packing for Impact on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. Multiple shifts are available.

Sign up to volunteer at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044caea72fabf85-2018

Project C.U.R.E.’s Packing for Impact is an opportunity for Girl Scouts from all over Colorado to come together to change the lives of families around the world by filling Kits for Kids, engaging in fun activities, and learning about children around the world that they will be helping.

This year, we are also looking for five Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador troops or groups to lead activity stations. Girls are welcome to design their own activities or lead activities designed by Girl Scouts of Colorado. If interested in volunteering at this event, please sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044caea72fabf85-2018

While this event is in Denver, it is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for older girls across the Front Range! Girls can complete community service hours, Program Aide internship hours, or work on earning the Service to Girl Scouting Bar.

Celebrate the holidays across Colorado with the Moscow Ballet’s Nutcracker

Christmas is coming and so is the one and only Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. Presenting world class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, Russian snow maidens, and jubilant nesting dolls, Great Russian Nutcracker brings the Christmas spirit to life for all ages. “Kids wide-eyed with delight!” says the New York Times. Experience the Dove of Peace Tour, spreading goodwill in more than 100 cities across North America. Get seats now for the whole family and make memories for a lifetime at Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker!

Colorado Springs

Monday, November 12, 2018

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2018/great_russian_nutcra.html

Denver

Friday, December 7

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2018/moscow_ballet_s_grea.html

Grand Junction

Monday, December 10

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2018/moscow_ballet_s_grea_1928500668.html

Reserve your tickets now before performances are sold out!

Badge in a Day at Wings Over the Rockies

Badge in a Day at Wings Over the Rockies is Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Register at: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2018/badge_in_a_day_at_wi.html

Have you ever wondered how and why your computer works? Have you ever wanted to know what it takes to make a machine listen to you?

Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum is hosting a Badge in a Day event to help you answer those questions and explore the wide world of robotics. Girl Scouts will learn what a robot is, how they function, and why they are so important in our daily lives. Through a series of hands-on stations, girls will get experience in coding, designing, and building their own robots. By the end of the day, Girl Scouts can earn their Robotics 1 badge* (Robotics 3 for Daisies) and all will receive a Wings Over the Rockies Badge in a Day patch.

Questions? Please contact Aimee Artzer at aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

Girls learn “Secrets to Success” from Colorado Springs businesswomen

More than 75 girls in grades 6-12 from along the Front Range had the unique opportunity to connect with Colorado Springs area professional women in a speed-dating format, panel discussion, and networking lunch.  Secrets to Success was held in the Pikes Peak region on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

Secrets to Success, presented by AT&T and powered by Girl Scouts of Colorado, introduced girls to more than 20 professional women! Breakout sessions went deeper into career options including skilled trades, education, STEM, public service, healthcare, and entrepreneurship. 2008 Olympic Weightlifter Carissa Gump gave the keynote speech.

Special thanks to event sponsors: El Pomar Foundation, GE Johnson, Newmont Mining, Ent Credit Union, Garden of the Gods Collection, Nor’wood Development Group, Union Pacific Foundation, and the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Girl Scouts explore aviation with female pilots from the Colorado Ninety-Nines

As many as 45 Girl Scouts learned about aviation from the Colorado Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, an international organization of women pilots. Aviation Patch Day was Saturday, Oct. 12. 2018 at Rocky Mountain Metro Airport. Girls explored different parts of aviation at five different stations:

  • Aircraft Design: Tour Rocky Mountain Metro Airport’s ramp to view and explore different airplanes.
  • Paper Airplane Aerodynamics: Make and race various paper airplane designs.
  • ATC (Air Traffic Control): How airplanes are directed around an airport.
  • Weather: How airplanes are affected by weather.
  • Aviation History: Take a trip through history to the first pilots and their planes.

The Ninety-Nines was established in 1929 by 99 women pilots with Amelia Earhart as its first President. Today, with over 5,600 members worldwide, one of the key missions of the organization is to promote advancement of aviation through education, scholarships, and mutual support. Over the past 75 years the organization has introduced thousands of girls and women to the wonders of aviation and awarded well over 800 scholarships, helping hundreds of women achieve their aviation dreams.