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Raising up the next generation of girls

Submitted by Aimee Artzer, GSCO Community Partnerships Manager

Metro Denver

Denver

“Grit & Grace” is a podcast about strong women doing amazing things in business, fitness, and life! Tahverlee interviews some of the most remarkable women who have been so helpful in her entrepreneurial journey and shares the trials and triumphs on their success.

Aimee Artzer of the Girl Scouts of Colorado, along with Beth Barela of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, are teaching our next generation of girls that they truly can be anything they want to be. By sharing the stories of the women inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, they are learning what courage and determination looks like from some of the greats. The two organizations have come together to collaborate on supporting girls and women alike.

Listen to the “Grit & Grace” podcast on the Ladies Chit Chat club or wherever you listen to your podcasts: https://www.ladieschitchatclub.com/podcasts/raising-up-the-next-generation-of-girls-0?utm_campaign=Grit%20and%20Grace%20&utm_content=93768228&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&hss_channel=fbp-223415024877169

Girl Scout Day with the Grand Junction Rockies

Girl Scout Day with the Grand Junction Rockies is Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 5 p.m. at Suplizio Field in Grand Junction!

RSVP/buy tickets online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/girl_scout_day_with__1663008610.html

All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited to cheer on the Rockies as they take on the Orem Owls! One of our very own Girl Scouts will be singing the National Anthem at the beginning of the game!

Tickets are free for Girl Scouts in uniform. Tickets are $9 per person ages 11 and older and $7 for non-Girl Scout youth ages 5-10. Children 4 years old and under are free. Purchase tickets and RSVP for Girl Scouts using the “register now” button on the link above. The registration deadline is Wednesday, August 14. Late registrations will NOT be accepted.

When you purchase/RSVP for tickets, you’ll be asked to enter a Girl Scout troop number for a referral. The troop with the most ticket referrals will be the “field of dreams team” for the night! They will get to go on the field and meet the players, run out for the National Anthem, and pick a troop leader to throw the first pitch of the game!

A GSCO staff member will meet attendees outside the gates before the game to distribute physical tickets.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

Summer fun with Girl Scouts

Spend Summer 2019 having fun with Girl Scouts across Colorado! GSCO has lots of fun events planned that you can enjoy with your family, friends, or your troop! Invite a non-Girl Scout friend to any of these events and show them how fun Girl Scouts is.

Girl Scout Days at Water World

June 17 – 30, Federal Heights

Girl Scouts of all ages, friends, and family are invited to take advantage of special discounted pricing for Water World June 17, 2019 through June 30, 2019.

World’s Largest Swim Lesson at Water World

June 20, Federal Heights

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to celebrate the World’s Largest Swim Lesson at Water World! Swim lesson 8 a.m. – 10 a.m., park opens to all at 10 a.m.

Girl Scout Night at the Colorado Rapids

June 28, Commerce City

Join the Colorado Rapids for Girl Scout night! All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited! Each Girl Scout in attendance will receive a limited-edition Colorado Rapids patch at the game and access to the post-game fireworks show. The top three troops with the most ticket referrals will get to participate in a special in-game experience.

Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend

July 13 & 14, State Parks across Colorado

Share your love of the great outdoors and get to know your local state park on July 13 or 14 with events in state parks across Colorado. Girls can attend as part of a troop or with their family – it’s the perfect opportunity to take advantage of warm summer weather, spend time in nature and get inspired for future outdoor adventures. Girl Scouts who participate will earn an exclusive patch (details to come).

Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens

July 19 – 21, Denver

Join us for our annual Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens on July 19- 21! Girl Scouts of all ages, family and friends are invited to take advantage of discounted tickets. Each Girl Scout participating in our special Girl Scout days will receive an event patch.

Pirates Cove Girl Scout Summer Swim Party

July 29, Littleton

Join us at Pirate’s Cove for our annual Girl Scout Swim party! All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Bring a friend and show them some of the fun that Girl Scouts have to offer! This is also a great opportunity to have a kickoff for your troop before the school year starts!

Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Rockies

August 4, Denver

Join us for Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, August 4, 2019. All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited. Cheer on the Rockies as they take on the San Francisco Giants. All Girl Scouts attending are invited to participate in pre-game parade and will receive a special event patch.

Girl Scout Day with the Grand Junction Rockies

August 18, Grand Junction

One of our very own Girl Scouts will be singing the National Anthem at the beginning of the game! When you purchase/RSVP for tickets, you’ll be asked to enter a Girl Scout troop number for a referral. The troop with the most ticket referrals will be the “field of dreams team” for the night! They will get to go on the field and meet the players, run out for the national anthem, and pick a troop leader to throw the first pitch of the game!

Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org to be added to interest list.

Paw Patrol Live

August 25, Colorado Springs

All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited to take advantage of discounted tickets to Paw Patrol Live at the Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts. Discounted tickets are only available for the 2 p.m. performance on Sunday, August 25.

Save the Date: Girl Scout Night with the Rocky Mountain Vibes

September 6, Colorado Springs

Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org to be added to interest list.

Save the Date: Girl Scout Day at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

September 14, Glenwood Springs

Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org to be added to interest list.

Save the Date: Girl Scout Night with the Colorado Switchbacks

September 28, Colorado Springs

Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org to be added to interest list.

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Girl Scout summer swim party at Pirate’s Cove

Join us at Pirate’s Cove in Littleton for our annual Girl Scout swim party! All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Bring a friend and show them some of the fun that Girl Scouts has to offer. This is also a great opportunity to have a kickoff for your troop before the school year starts!

When:

Monday, July 29, 2019

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Cost:

$6 per person (children and adults)

$3 per patch – We have an optional event patch you can purchase for this event and it will be distributed at the registration table upon arrival!

Register online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/pirate_s_cove_girl_s.html

Registration deadline: Thursday, July 25

** Online registrations will not be accepted after Thursday, July 25. Walk-up registration day of will be accepted with exact cash or check only. Priority entrance will be given to advance registrations. 

Pirate’s Cove offers a leisure pool with a large play structure, a 25-meter, six-lane pool, a 35-foot slide tower with three slides, a lazy river, and more for summer fun! Participants are welcome to bring in snacks or a picnic. Concessions will not be offered on-site. No glass bottles permitted. For more information, please review the Pirates Cove Guidelines online: http://www.piratescovecolorado.com/-guidelines.

Please note, Pirates Cove will be open for regular business hours on this day. If you choose to go to Pirates Cove before the Girl Scout event, you will need pay regular entry into the park, exit the park at 6 p.m. when they close, then enter again at 6:30 p.m. for no charge.

This is not a drop off event. All Girl Scouts must attend with her parent/guardian or troop leaders. Adult to girl ratios for events must be met.

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

Celebrate Father’s Day with Girl Scouts of Colorado

Bring the whole family to Meadow Mountain Ranch on Sunday, June 16, 2019 to celebrate Father’s Day AND World Environment Day!

In partnership with the Colorado State Forest Service, Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to offer Girl Scouts, along with their family and friends, a way to focus on and celebrate the environment. World Environment Day is a global occasion to highlight and discus the importance of environmental awareness and action. By celebrating World Environment Day, Girl Scouts honor Juliette Gordon Low’s legacy, by promoting respect and love of the great outdoors far and wide. Through Girl Scouts, girls see the Earth as their home. Whether they’re learning about endangered wildlife, developing creative recycling projects, or working toward a grade-level award, girls focus on care, conservation, and responsibility. They make sure the beauty and wonder of our planet endure for future generations to enjoy.

From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., girls, along with their friends and family, will have the opportunity to participate in several activities across the camp property. The event is open-house style and you’re welcome to come for the whole event, or part of it, and participate in whichever activities interest you. Activities include:

  • Activities from the Global Action Days Toolkit
  •  A hands-on activity from our awesome partner, the Colorado State Forest Service
  • A chance to meet with a Girl Scout alum about her career in forestry/environmental science and experiences as a wildland firefighter
  • Conservation related service projects on the property
  • Walk the MMR Nature Trail and earn your patch (patches for sale via GSCO Retail Shop)
  • S’mores station
  • Displays from the GSCO Global Action Committee & History Committee

You are welcome to bring a sack lunch and/or snacks for the day.

You can also pick up your FREE Global Action Days patch at this event. You have earned the Global Action Days patch by celebrating three of the Global Action Days during the year by completing at least one activity from the toolkit for each day. Because World Thinking Day has its own award, it cannot be used to earn the Global Action Days patch. You may use this World Environment day toward the patch requirements.

RSVP online by June 11: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/world_environment_da.html The RSVP will also ask how many Global Action Days patches you’ll be picking up that day. If you do not RSVP in advance, we cannot guarantee a patch for you that day.

This is not a drop off event. All girls must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader. Adult-to-girl ratios must be met. Girls attending with a troop leader should bring a completed parent permission form for a Girl Scout activity, which her troop leader should retain in case of emergency.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

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24 Girl Scouts learn about watershed conservation and the environment

 

In partnership with Colorado Trout Unlimited (CTU) and Anadarko, two dozen Girl Scouts had the opportunity to serve as citizen scientists, anglers, and artists on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Kassler Center in Littleton. The goal of the event was to help girls develop an appreciation for watershed conservation and the environment. This outdoor watershed experience employed STEM-education (science, technology, engineering, math), plus recreation and arts to explore a local stream. CTU volunteers led Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes in observing a stream, collecting flow data, sampling macroinvertebrates (aka aquatic bugs), fly tying, and fly casting. Girls also explored the natural area around Kassler Center and recorded their thoughts and observations.

Colorado Trout Unlimited is dedicated to conserving, protecting, and restoring Colorado’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. With a grassroots base comprised of nearly 12,000 members in 24 local chapters across the state, CTU works both locally and statewide through advocacy, education, and on-the-ground restoration projects. For more information visit www.coloradotu.org.

Girl Scout Night at the Colorado Rapids

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join the Colorado Rapids for Girl Scout Night on June 28, 2019 at 8 p.m. at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (6000 Victory Way Commerce City 80022)! All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited. Each Girl Scout in attendance will receive a limited-edition Colorado Rapids patch at the game and access to the post-game fireworks show. When purchasing tickets you’ll be asked to enter a troop number for referral. The top three troops with the most ticket referrals will get to participate in a special in-game experience. Top troops will receive more information on the experience the week of the game. Tickets are $29. All tickets will be delivered on Flash Seats. Purchase tickets at https://rapids.ksetickets.com/GirlScouts. Questions? Please contact Bianca Velez at (303) 727 – 3590 or Bianca.Velez@TeamKSE.com.

Hundreds of Girl Scout Daisies explore Denver Botanic Gardens

As many as 350 Girl Scout Daisies, parents, and volunteers gathered at Denver Botanic Gardens for Girl Scouts of Colorado’s annual Daisy Flower Garden Journey on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, 2019! Daisies toured ten stations and completed fun gardening-themed activities to meet the colorful, global characters at the center of the Daisy Flower Garden, who teach them to live the Girl Scout Law. Activities included playing games, creating flower crowns, yoga, and making an upcycled craft from a Girl Scout cookie package.

Girl Scouts of Colorado is 32,000 strong—more than 22,000 girls and 10,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Ga., she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org.

Elitch Gardens Patch Contest

We cannot wait to celebrate summer with Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens on July 19, 20, and 21, 2019! However, we need your help with the patch design. We are looking for creative Girl Scouts to submit their best design for this year’s patch. The winning design will be made into the special patch that will be given out over the weekend and the winning designer will receive two free tickets, two VIP Rapid Rides passes, and two Attraction Passes (XLR8R or Sling Shot)!

Check out all the patch design guidelines and instructions online here: https://www.elitchgardens.com/sites/elitch2/uploads/documents/Groups/2019/Elitch_Gardens_PATCH_CONTEST_ENTRY_FORM_2019__2.pdf

Patch designs need to be received via email by May 31 and should be emailed to aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org or mailed to:

Aimee Artzer – Patch Contest

Girl Scouts of Colorado

2801 E. Florida Ave, Suite 720

Denver, CO 80210

The winner will be announced in late June.

Check out our events calendar for details on discounted tickets for Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens and patch contest

Join GSCO for our annual Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens (2000 Elitch Circle Denver 80204) on July 19, 20, and 21, 2019! Girl Scouts of all ages, family, and friends are invited. A special Girl Scout table will be set up on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tickets are $26.99/person (normally $59.99 at the main gate). Discounted parking vouchers are also available for $15 (discounted from $20).

Purchase tickets online at: https://www.elitchgardens.com/girl-scouts

Each Girl Scout participating in our special Girl Scout days will receive an event patch! However, we need your help with the patch design. We are looking for creative Girl Scouts to submit their best design for the 2019 patch. The winning design will be made into the special patch that will be given out over the weekend and the winning designer will receive two free tickets, two VIP Rapid Rides passes, and two Attraction Passes (XLR8R or Sling Shot)!

Check out all the patch design guidelines and instructions online here: https://www.elitchgardens.com/sites/elitch2/uploads/documents/Groups/2019/Elitch_Gardens_PATCH_CONTEST_ENTRY_FORM_2019__2.pdf

Patch designs need to be received via email by May 31 and should be emailed to aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org or mailed to:

Aimee Artzer – Patch Contest

Girl Scouts of Colorado

2801 E. Florida Ave, Suite 720

Denver, CO 80210

The winner will be announced in late June.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org