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Wilderness film screening at REI

Submitted by Brian Leitten

Metro Denver

Denver

REI is having an in-store movie night on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. and Girl Scouts are invited!  Shannon St. George, a Girl Scout from Cincinnati, Ohio, produced “Expedition Alaska” while she was in college.

“Expedition Alaska” is a 74-minute film that follows adventure racing teams on a seven-day, non-stop endurance race that took place through the Alaskan wilderness. The documentary follows 20 teams of four in a 350-mile competition as they mountain bike through the sharp peaks of the Kenai Peninsula, traverse mountain ranges and crevasse filled glaciers, and paddle countless life-threatening rivers and rapids.

The documentary is a project from the Production Master Class at the University of Cincinnati. The class focuses on experiential learning in documentary film production. Students traveled to Alaska to work with alumni, teachers, and professionals while braving the Alaskan wilderness alongside the racers. They faced many of the same challenges as the racers and still managed to capture some of the most compelling footage of adventure racing ever seen. Besides Shannon, the crew also had a Life Scout and Eagle Scout from BSA.

To purchase tickets please visit: https://www.alumni.uc.edu/ExpeditionAlaska?erid=14525820&trid=bcb93550-2d43-468b-841f-6b6b3f8ea0d9

$13 for adults, $8 for Girl Scouts. Proceeds go to supporting the Production Master Class and their future films.

After the screening, join the film director, Brian J. Leitten, for a Q&A with racers and crew.

Girl Scouts enjoy Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame exhibit

On Saturday, August 26, 2017, Girl Scouts were treated to a presentation by Woman of Distinction and Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame founder M.L. Hanson as she introduced the inspiring stories of some of the extraordinary women who have been inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. Their groundbreaking accomplishments, many times overcoming difficult challenges, have been amazing and contributed to enhancing diverse fields of endeavor from the arts and culture to science and technology. Following this was a private self-guided tour and reception. The traveling exhibit is currently housed by the Museum of the West in Grand Junction. Sponsors of this event invited Girl Scouts to learn about some of Colorado’s most influential women throughout history. Girls were able to pose for pictures with M.L. and ask about her personal journey as well as those on display. This is one of those rare opportunities that present themselves to Girl Scouts and makes being a part of our organization impactful on the lives of these girls.

Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens is Aug. 11-13, 2017

We’re excited for Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens this weekend! All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Come enjoy the park and the last days of summer!

Date: Friday, Aug. 11- Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017

Cost: $25.99/person. Purchase tickets here.

Special Girl Scout activities are planned for Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Come learn about Girl Scout traditions and pick up your free Girl Scout event patch!

Not able to make it?  Enjoy a season-long discount of $29.99/person for a park daily pass through the end of October. Cost is $29.99/ticket. Purchase tickets here and select the daily pass option.

GSCO gets a donation back on each ticket sold throughout the season, so thank you for your support!

Enjoy these special Girl Scout deals before summer ends!

Adventure Golf and Raceway, Federal Heights All Girl Scouts, friends, and family can enjoy a discounted entry fee of $21.95 off the regular rate of $29.95. Purchase tickets here and enter “Girl Scouts” (case and space sensitive) for the store name.

Water World, Federal Heights Water World is offering a generous discount for all Girl Scouts, friends, and family for the 2017 Summer Season. Purchase a daily pass for $30.99/person through our Girl Scout link, an $11 savings from the park’s regular daily rate of $41.99. Purchase tickets here and enter “Girl Scouts” (case and space sensitive) for the store name. Discounted meal vouchers are also available.

Upcoming Girl Scout Events

Aug. 27 – Girl Scout Night with the Grand Junction Rockies, Grand Junction. 5 p.m. game start. Girl Scouts in uniform get into the game free! Adults and other children can purchase tickets at the gate. Come cheer on the Rockies as they take on the Orem Owlz! To help us set aside enough seats for our Girl Scout section, please let us know if you are interested here.

Sept. 9 – CU Football Scout Day, Boulder. 12 p.m. game start. Tickets are $25. Come cheer on the Buffs as they take on the Texas State San Marcos Bobcats. Purchase tickets here and use the promo code GirlScouts17. A portion of ticket sales will be donated back to GSCO. Both Boy and Girl Scout families are invited, so purchase your tickets early to get your seat!

Sept. 16 – Scout Day with the Colorado Rockies, Denver. 6:10pm game start. Tickets range from $16-$25. Come cheer on the Colorado Rockies as they take on the San Diego Padres! Scouts get a fun event patch. A portion of each ticket sold through our GSCO promo code will be donated back to GSCO. The Rockies are having a great season, so tickets may go fast. Get yours today! Purchase tickets here and look for our GSCO promo code/link at the bottom of the page.

New activity opportunity in Northern Colorado

Submitted by Hailey Groo

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Girl Scouts of Colorado has partnered with the Poudre Heritage Alliance of the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area to bring a new activity opportunity! Through the Poudre Heritage Alliance’s Community Wellness Program, Girl Scouts can visit the Cache la Poudre River and participate in a super-fun heritage hunt! The available routes stretch from Bellvue to Greeley, and fulfills requirements towards the Brownie Hiker badge! Find out more about the program and sign up your Girl Scout troop at poudreheritage.org/wellness-program.

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

Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens and event patch contest

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Design the event patch for Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens! We’re looking for creative Girl Scouts to share their best design. The winning design will be the picture on our 2017 event pass. The Girl Scout who submits the winning design will win two Elitch Garden day tickets, VIP Rapid Ride passes, and two Attraction tickets (choice of XLR8R or Sling Shot).

The contest is open to all Girl Scouts. Entry forms can be found at https://goo.gl/qX9KqN . The registration deadline is June 27, 2017. Entries can be returned to your area GSCO office, the GSCO shop, or emailed to Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org.

Save the date for Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens, August. 11-13, 2017! All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. We’ll have special activities celebrating our GSCO Centennial on Saturday, Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for all Girl Scouts. Elitch Gardens is also hosting the band, “Forever In Your Mind,” in one of their season concerts, Saturday evening, which is included in park entry for the day.

Cost is $25.99/person. Tickets can be purchased at https://goo.gl/Ekz6Hx. Not able to make it? No problem. Elitch Gardens is offering a Girl Scout discount for daily entry of $29.99/person all season long that can be purchased through the same link. A portion of all tickets sold will be donated back to GSCO.

Questions? Please contact Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org. We hope to see you there!

Daisy Flower Garden Journey at the Denver Botanic Garden

Girl Scouts of Colorado hosted more than 250  Girl Scout Daisies from the Front Range at our annual Daisy Flower Garden Journey at the Denver Botanic Gardens recently. Girl Scouts learned about the Girl Scout Promise and Law through fun garden-themed activities! Girls visited ten tables where they heard important stories, learned Yoga, practiced the Girl Scout Promise and Law, created crafts to share with others, and planted a flower.

Daisies made Best Friends SWAPs to share. Girls also learned ways to be considerate and caring and made a thumbprint card to give to someone special.

Daisies also learned about being courageous and strong while practicing fun animal pose Yoga. Older Girl Scouts did a great job leading activities! Our Daisies had fun learning from them and our older girls were great role models for our younger girls!

Girl Scouts also learned about how to be responsible for they say and do by listening to Mari the Marigold’s story and hearing how Mari kept her promises. There was also time for extra fun! Girl Scouts enjoyed the garden and the beautiful surroundings, too. We lucked out with great weather and the garden had some beautiful spring blooms!

A BIG Thank you goes to our wonderful volunteers who made this great event possible. Girl Scouts and adults from these troops where a huge help!

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We’d also like to thank the Denver Botanic Gardens for being a great host! A BIG thank you goes to Melissa Gula and her team members and volunteers for all they did to ensure a smooth and successful event!

Earning our Snacks badge at Rita’s Italian Ice in Colorado Springs

Submitted Desiree Minchow

Metro Denver

Thornton

Brownie Troop 61636 of Thornton took a little road trip over the weekend down to Colorado Springs. Our destination? Rita’s Italian Ice where we earned our Snacks badge and had an absolute BLAST with the staff!

An hour before they were set to open, we arrived for our behind-the- scenes tour with “Syd,” the store manager. The girls got cleaned up, read the recipe, measured everything out, mixed it, watched as it was poured into the machine, then went back out front for some taste testing while it became Cherry Italian Ice!

The taste-testing was an added bonus! The Cookie Dough Italian Ice was a popular request amongst our troop. The girls also got to slurp down a favorite amongst the Rita’s customers: Mango Italian Ice blended with Vanilla Frozen Custard!

Once the Cherry Italian Ice was completed and stored, Syd was sweet enough to let the girls know that if they served that batch later in the day, they’d be sure to let the customers know that Girl Scouts made it.

After, our troop decided to use some of our cookie money to buy a frozen treat and some awesome Rita’s Italian Ice shirts!

If any troops are interested in contacting Rita’s Italian Ice in Colorado Springs to request more information on Girl Scout tours, email kathy@ritascos.com.

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

Enjoy Cirque du Soleil Luzia this summer

Submitted Francie Fowler

Metro Denver

Denver

Cirque du Soleil performs Luzia this summer June to July. Luzia is a waking dream that transports you to an imaginary Mexico, where you are inspired to explore your senses, enveloped in light ad nurtured by rain. Two shows have been selected and seats reserved at the lowest price for Girl Scouts, family, and friends. Friday, June 16, 2017 at 8 p.m. Girl Scouts are $35, Adults $45. Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 5 p.m. Girl Scouts are $32; Adults $42. Tickets are regularly $55. Orders must be 12 or more people, and submitted by May 15 for the above dates. Contact Francie at 303 670 3696 or francie@denverticketworks.com. Other dates and discounts are available by using this link http://cirk.me/2hWQnkj Prices shown will already reflect the discount. Under the Grand Chapiteau – Pepsi Center West lots.

Always amazingly creative and acrobatic, Cirque du Soleil shows are the gold standard of the performing arts. At a price you can afford, don’t miss it!

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

Chico Basin Ranch Girl Scout tours

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Submitted by Chico Basin Ranch

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Would your troop like to meet real-life cowgirls and their working horses? See a songbird up-close and watch it be released? Observe young craftswomen making handmade leather goods? Explore a vibrant grassland ecosystem AND camp under the prairie skies?

All of this can happen in ONE place, and that’s why the Chico Basin Ranch is the perfect spot for your next Girl Scout adventure!

The Chico is an 87,000-acre working cattle ranch that’s open to the public and focused on conserving land, wildlife, and western heritage. For the past 17 years, the Chico has invited visitors to experience how ranching can work to preserve our native Colorado rangelands while exploring scientific research and ecology first-hand through the ranch’s seasonal bird banding stations.

Here’s what learning looks like on the Chico:
http://ranchlandsreview.com/bird-banding/

Appropriate for all ages, a visit to the ranch can include:
bird banding observation (April 12 – May 21, Sept 5 – Oct 5);
a prairie and pond ecology walk;
a visit to our working leather shop;
and a corral tour with a horse and rider demonstration.

We also welcome the opportunity to work with your troop on building certain skills for badges, customizing an overnight camping trip, and/or developing a service project.

Located between Colorado Springs and Pueblo in the high desert prairie just east of the Front Range, the Chico is easily accessible from I-25. We are booking Spring and Fall 2017 field trips for our seasonal bird banding station so now is the time to set your date! Please email becca@ranchlands.com or call 719-683-7960 for scheduling. We look forward to hosting Girl Scouts from all over Colorado soon!

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

Introducing: The climate change Girl Scouts patch

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From CO Moms Know Best

The Girl Scouts of Colorado and Colorado Moms Know Best are excited to announce a new Girl Scout patch – The Climate Change patch.

Remember that little adrenaline rush you got when you earned a new Girl Scout patch? We think of these like diplomas that show the world what a girl has strived for, learned and accomplished. In fact, patches are sometimes even handed to recipients in a graduation-esque ceremony; and that’s exactly what will happen in the Colorado Statehouse in April when the first group of girls will earn and receive their patch.

The Girl Scouts of Colorado and Colorado Moms Know Best want the Climate Change patch to be a fun and engaging way for girls to learn more about climate change while building useful skills to last a lifetime.  The current generation of children is the one that will bear the greatest burden of climate change and have the most to gain by preventing its impacts. Hopefully, Scouts will be motivated to take a leadership role on this vital issue and take part in improving their own future.

Many of us are noticing the effects of climate change around us. We’re constantly setting new records for warmer temperatures and hearing about crazy changes in our seasons like a January and February with no snow — in Chicago!   We’re seeing more devastating extreme weather events.  The bad news is that human-made toxic pollutants are added to the atmosphere by burning dirty fossil fuels — creating these conditions.

But the good news? We have the power to change that.

Girls will calculate their own carbon footprint, understand the impacts of climate change at a local level, and be inspired to make a difference. They’ll acquire skills to affect policy on other issues that interest them as well.  They can learn how to research and present their findings. They’ll also learn about how government works and how to make sure their voices can be heard on the key issues of their generation.

Girls earn the patch by finishing one age-appropriate activity in each of the three categories – Discover, Connect, Take Action. They can choose from things like researching clean energy jobs, examining climate change in their towns, and talking to decision makers.

The Climate Change patch is now available.  Find out more details and read about the ways you can get the patch here.