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Girl Scout Sign Up Day in Pueblo !

 Join us to kick off a new Girl Scout year.

September 17, 2022
1:30 – 3 p.m.
El Pueblo History Museum
301 N Union Ave
Pueblo, CO 81003

Fun with friends. New adventures. Making a difference. You’re ready to go and Girl Scouts is ready for you. This event is open to K-5 grade girls interested in joining Girl Scouts and current members renewing.

Do SWAPS (Special Whatchamacallit Affectionately Placed Somewhere), take a selfie at our selfie booth, and create outdoor art.

  • This is a free event!
  • This is not a drop-off event. All girls K-5 grade must be accompanied by their caregiver or attend with an adult.
  • Walk-Up registrations will be accepted at this event.  First come first serve.

Sponsored by El Pueblo History Museum.

For up-to-date information on Covid guidelines for in person events please visit the GSCO website: Working Together to Keep Our Girl Scout Community Safe.

You can also sign up or renew your Girl Scout membership before the event. Contact Lisa at 719- 225-7303   lisa.sanchez@gscolorado.org

Desiree McBride at 719-225-7301 or desiree.mcbride@gscolorado.org

 

 

 

 

 

Unlock your FREE access to CollegeLab!

 

Starting your college search or right in the middle of it all? No matter where you are in the process CollegeLab can help! CollegeLab is a college admissions tool that helps people navigate and manage the college admissions process. From detailed college search tools to managing your application process, it’s an amazing resource to help keep you organized through this adventure. BONUS for Girl Scouts – it’s FREE! Simply work on your College Knowledge badge, get approval for your Gold Award proposal, OR earn your Girl Scout Gold Award to get your account started!

Some more details for you to know:

  • CollegeLab encourages you to enter profile information including any scores or school information (GPA, ACT/SAT scores) upon account creation, so it knows a bit about you.
  • Plug in your preferred states, conferences (Big 10, UAA, etc.), regions, locations (city, suburban, urban or rural), type ofsSchool (public or private), student to faculty ratio and many extras (like ROTC, greek life, early action, all female) and your preferred program and see what schools come up!
  • Once the algorithm does its work and you get your list of schools, you can dig deeper into each school’s information and choose which ones to add to a list.
  • Once your list is created, you can see your reach schools, target schools and likely schools (which the website creates using the scores and information you entered). A goal for you to have (as you complete more tests and enter scores): watch the schools in your lists move around from reach to target to likely! Then, as the application process happens, record your steps taken with each of your preferred schools to keep yourself organized and on task.

Not ready to take the steps yet? No problem, just BOOKMARK this page so it’s handy when you need it. girlscouts.collegelab.org.

Project Learning Tree and Girl Scouts

Leaders, Caregivers, and Educators- Are you looking for a way to engage your Girl Scouts or youth in your lives with environmental stewardship? Check out these trainings provided by Project Learning Tree! They have resources and tools to help youth grow into responsible, resilient, engaged citizens who care for themselves, the environment, and their communities.

When:

  • May 24, 2021 from 1:30 – 3 p.m.
  • May 26, 2021 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Self-Paced online training available through June 15

Register Online: https://www.plt.org/alignment-to-standards/nonformal/girl-scouts/ Registration Closes May 20

Cost: $35/person

Scholarships are available.

What:

  • 96 Hands-On activities for science, reading, writing, math, and social studies
  • Ready-to-use lessons for virtual spaces
  • Optional 0.5 graduate credit from Colorado School of Mines

Why: It can also correlate with Girl Scout badges and Journeys to enhance your Girl Scout’s or troop’s experience.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here

FBI Summer 2021 High School Programming

Interested in learning a bit more about your local FBI? The FBI Denver Field Office will be hosting a few programs for high school students this summer!

New in 2021, the FBI Denver Field Office will be conducting several Cyber Security Teen Bootcamps (CSTB) in Colorado and Wyoming. During each CSTB, attendees will hear presentations on cybersecurity/privacy and have hands-on training with a MacBook Pro, virtual Windows 10 PC, iPhone 11 and a Google Pixel phone. Each session will be limited to ten students, will occur at venues based on the locations of the majority of interested parties, and will be facilitated by the FBI Denver Chief Security Officer Michael Mercer, who has more than 13 years of experience in cyber security and privacy.

If interested in participating in a CSTB, please email Community Outreach Specialist Leah Hapner at dn_outreach@fbi.gov with the following information by May 28, 2021:

  • Name
  • Birthdate
  • 2020-2021 school name
  • 2020-2021 grade/year in school
  • City of residence (if in Denver metro, please indicate neighborhood/area name)
  • Contact email (ensure email address will be accessible during the summer) and phone number

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Listen Now: Meet an Expert – Registered Dietitian

Listen now on Girl Scouts of Colorado’s YouTube Channel to our “Meet an Expert” session with Jessica Torro, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and teacher at Metropolitan State University (MSU) in Denver. Jessica talked about her education, background, and experience as an RDN. She also led girls through a live activity on healthy eating!

Girl Scouts who participated in the live session or listen to the recording can purchase their “Meet an Expert” patch online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/…​.

Don’t forget to check out upcoming “Meet an Expert” sessions on our events calendar!

Questions? Email girlexperience@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Women in Politics Event

On behalf of El Pomar’s Forum for Civic Advancement, we are excited to invite Girl Scout Seniors, Ambassadors, and adult members to a virtual ‘Women in Politics’ event, co-hosted by Colorado Municipal League and Colorado 50-50 on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 4-6:30 p.m.

Recognizing that Colorado ranks 18th on the 2019 Gender Parity Index due to its successes in some areas, such as the second highest share of women elected officials in the state legislature, and challenges in other areas, such as local and federal representation, this event is designed to encourage more women in Colorado to run for elected office, clarify the process of running, and provide resources for them as they consider running for elected office. The event also honors that socializing the idea of leadership and elected office to young people is one way to increase representation.

You can view the event invitation with agenda details in the flyer linked below. If this sounds like something you or a Girl Scout in your life would enjoy, please register here.

Questions? Email Megan Sanders at El Pomar Foundation at msanders@elpomar.org.

Forum Women in Politics Invitation

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Badge in a Day at the Catamount Institute

 

Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors are invited to explore the outdoors with Catamount Institute’s trained naturalists and earn a badge at the same time! Come for the morning, afternoon, or both! This is not a drop-off program. All Girl Scouts must attend with a parent,  caregiver, guardian, or troop leader. Girl to adult ratios must be met. Pack a picnic lunch if you plan on staying all day. The cost is $10 per session and badges are included in the cost of the program.

Brownie Badge Sessions: Senses, Bugs, and Outdoor Art Creator

Junior Badge Sessions: Space Science Investigator, Flowers, Gardener

Morning Session: 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon Session: 1 – 3:30 p.m.

Register now: https://www.catamountinstitute.org/scouts/

COVID-19 Guidelines

Here are some of the ways we are working to create a safer environment:

  • This event is for Girl Scouts only to keep our group sizes small. Siblings are not allowed.
  • Activities will encourage social distancing.
  • Temperature checks will be done upon arrival.
  • Staff and adults must wear masks at all times. Girl Scouts will wear a mask in close contact and not up and moving around.
  • There will be hand sanitation stations.
  • Staff will be disinfecting of high contact surfaces and materials daily.

Please do not come to the event if you have been in contact with someone who has experienced symptoms or you have experienced symptoms. Check out this symptom tracker from the Colorado Department of Public Health: https://covid19.colorado.gov/covid19-symptoms.

Questions? Email info@catamountinstitute.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Cookie Box Innovation Challenge Powered by Arrow Electronics: Prize Announcement

Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors are gearing up to become innovators to make the world a better place through the Cookie Box Innovation Challenge powered by Arrow Electronics! Together with Arrow Electronics, GSCO will be challenging girls to design a prototype that addresses a problem in our community and beyond using Girl Scout cookie packages and other recycled materials.

Register now and join us for the virtual kickoff on May 14, 2021!

Throughout the program,  girls will be asked to attend workshops and complete activities to get their inner innovators thinking and creating. At the end of the program, all girls who complete the activities will earn their Cookie Box Innovation Challenge patch and be invited to enter the Arrow Innovation Fair and compete for amazing prizes thanks to Arrow Electronics!

First Place: $250 and a ride in the Arrow SAM Car!

Second Place: A ride in the Arrow SAM Car!

There will be one first and second place winner in grades 6-8 and one first and second place winner in grades 6-12. The SAM Car rides will be in the Denver Metro area in late October/early November. More details will be announced prior to the Arrow Innovation Fair.

You might be asking, what on earth is the Arrow SAM Car? The Arrow SAM Car is the only car like it in the world – a Corvette modified with advanced electronics so that a former race car driver with a disability can drive the car at racetrack speeds using only head controls and voice commands. You’ll learn how advanced electronics can expand mobility for those who are disabled. You will sit in the co-driver’s seat while an Arrow engineer drives you around a closed course testing acceleration, braking, and sharp cornering. You’ll get to experience a world-class innovation firsthand in this once in a lifetime experience!

Questions? Email girlexperience@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Earn Your Horsemanship Badge with Colorado Reining Heroes

Submitted by David Eason

Metro Denver

Parker

If you have ever considered learning about horses and how to ride them, you will definitely want to participate in the Reining Heroes program especially designed for Girl Scouts. Girl Scout Juniors can even earn their Horsemanship Badge in a warm, welcoming—and fun!—environment.

When you arrive at the stables and walk by the horses on your way to the tack shed, these gentle giants meet and welcome you as you pass by. The Reining Heroes horses love Girl Scouts and eagerly anticipate working with you. On the tour of the grounds, you will meet other horses, which might include a couple of adorable, friendly minis.

You will see and learn about different kinds of horses, their different colors, and the historical uses of some of them, such as for knights in shining armor of medieval times.

Your unmounted lesson will be hands-on: catching, haltering, leading, and grooming the horses—no standing around watching! When you are riding, the horse is yours, and you are the boss. When you are not riding, you will be helping another rider and her horse.

Lessons this year are every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 – 11 a.m. in May, June, July, and August. For more information about the program, refer to the Event List or Events Calendar on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website at https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/. Weekends are not available for lessons this year. If that changes, the GSCO Events Calendar will be updated.

Reining Heroes has been conducting this program for Girl Scouts for more than three years, and more than 400 Girl Scouts have earned their Horsemanship Badges here.

To register, either email reiningheroes@yahoo.com or call or text the instructor, Paula Quillen, at (303) 877-0371. If you have any questions or want to tour the facility before deciding to participate in the program, you can email, call, or text Paula.

You can see more about Reining Heroes including photos of the facility, horses, and prior Girl Scout participants at https://www.facebook.com/ReiningHeroes/photos/?ref=page_internal.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Rocky Mountain PBS Drive-In Tour

Drive-in movies are not a thing of the past! Join the Rocky Mountain PBS Kids Club for a night of fun. The drive-in will include a screening of PBS Programming such as Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Peg + Cat, and Odd Squad. There will be food trucks, family fun, prizes and each car will receive a PBS Kids Club Swag Bag.

All city, state, and public health guidelines will be enforced. All attendees will wear appropriate face coverings, and parking spaces will be distanced. Guests will watch the programming from inside their vehicles.

All programming starts at sunset.

Denver Metro — April 17

2000 Elitch Drive, Denver, CO 80204

Grand Junction – April 30

Mesa Mall, 2424 Old US Hwy 6 & 50, Grand Junction, 81505

Durango — May 1

Durango Mall, 800 S Camino Del Rio Durango, 81301

Colorado Springs — May 14

The World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd, Colorado Springs, 80906

Pueblo — May 15

3429 Dillon Drive, Pueblo, 81008

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.