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Meet an Expert: The Business Side of Fashion with a Buyer from The North Face

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to a special webinar learn about the business side of fashion with Lindsey Nelson, a buyer for The North Face on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 4 p.m.  Lindsey will teach girls about the process of designing clothes, studying customer trends, and picking the best styles for shoppers in The North Face stores and on the website. She will also lead girls through an activity about how to pick the best clothes that you think will be the top sellers to hit your sales goal. After her presentation and activity there will be time for a live Q & A session. This is an awesome opportunity for girls to learn from an expert at one of the top outdoor retailers in the world!

Register now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/meet_an_expert_the_b.html
Registration closes June 8

We will use Zoom to host this webinar. All information on how to join online or via phone will be emailed out to registrants the day before the webinar. Capacity is limited; each individual participant should be registered so we can track capacity. Please do not share the information on how to join with others who have not registered.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@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.

Meet an Expert: Meet a Forester

We will use Zoom to host this webinar. All information on how to join online or via phone will be emailed out to registrants the day before the webinar. Capacity is limited; each individual participant should be registered so we can track capacity. Please do not share the information on how to join with others who have not registered.

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to a special webinar to meet a forester with the Colorado State Forest Service on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 2 p.m. Our forester expert will delve into the science of trees. We will explore the forest life cycle- learning how fire plays an important role. You will also learn how our foresters work to keep Colorado forests resilient and healthy. There will be time for a live Q & A too!

Register now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/_052720_meet_a_fores.html
Registration closes May 26

Participating in this webinar satisfies Step Two of the Cadette Trees Badge, dig into the amazing science of trees.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@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.

I just earned the Crocs patch

Submitted by Aubrey Y.

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

I’m a first year Brownie and I just earned Crocs’ Come As You Are patch! I really had a lot of fun working on this with my mom since we can’t have regular Girl Scout meetings because of COVID-19. Thank you Girl Scouts of Colorado so I could keep busy and still get to do Girl Scout fun things!

I learned to that I can be a champion in my own life by having more courage, being more confident, staying strong, and being a good role model and mentor, and being a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator,  risk-taker, and leader).

Girl Scouts of Colorado is proud to partner with Crocs to teach girls to Come As You Are™! Based in Niwot, Colorado, Crocs’ proclamation to the world is to be comfortable in your own shoes. Everyone is unique in their own way and at Crocs, we celebrate one-of-a-kinds and stand together with all kinds. This patch program teaches Girl Scouts to embrace who they are and accept others for who they are. Download the full activity booklet online.

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame: Google Arts and Culture Exhibits

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame highlights extraordinary women with ties to Colorado and their accomplishments to advance the roles of today’s women to levels of heightened recognition and as models of inspiration. Since 1985, the Hall has inducted 162 visionary and trailblazing women from the past and present who have impacted the state of Colorado in an exceptional way. Inductees include teachers, doctors, scientists, politicians, social activists, bankers, newspaper publishers, philanthropists, aviation pioneers, humanitarians, and authors.

So many women in the Hall are unsung heroes, “hidden figures” who have endured with superlative strength, beauty, and love. They deserve our respect and acknowledgment as shining examples of the potential of all women. Their accomplishments are a strong legacy, as tall as the Rocky Mountains they stand beside and as broad as the plains they look out upon, and have shaped history and transformed lives.

Three exhibits are now available on Google Arts and Culture!

  • Colorado Leaders in STEM and Aviation
  • Colorado Women Innovators in Healthcare
  • Saluting 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

Don’t forget to check out the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame and Girl Scouts of Colorado patch too!

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.

NEW Crocs Come As You Are Patch Program

 Girl Scouts of Colorado is proud to partner with Crocs to teach girls to Come As You Are™! Based in Niwot, Colorado, Crocs’ proclamation to the world is to be comfortable in your own shoes. Everyone is unique in their own way and at Crocs, we celebrate one-of-a-kinds and stand together with all kinds. This patch program teaches Girl Scouts to embrace who they are and accept others for who they are. Download the full activity booklet online.

Steps

  1. Get to know Crocs and their values.
  2. Get confidently comfortable with your idea of friendship.
  3. Get creative! Use your imaginative innovation to express your uniqueness.
  4. Spread the word!

Purpose

When I have completed this patch program, I will:

  • Be confidently comfortable in what makes me one-of-a-kind.
  • Understand what it means to be delightfully democratic and stand together with all different people.
  • Share what I have learned with other girls, family members, and my community.

Please contact the Girl Scouts of Colorado shop at retail@gscolorado.org to order your Come As You Are™ patch. Girl Scouts from across the country are also welcome to earn this special patch.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@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.

Girl Scouting at home: “Meet an expert . . .” Webinar Series

Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to launch our new “Meet an expert. . .” webinar series. Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to different webinars to meet professional women in different career paths. Many webinars will connect directly with an official Girl Scout badge. Each webinar will start with an introduction to our “co-host” followed by a different lesson or activity and a moderated question and answer session.

All webinars will be listed on the GSCO Events Calendar. Advance registration is required. We will use Zoom to host each webinar and capacity is limited to 100 participants.

Upcoming webinars:

Listen to past webinars online: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcfGCk7aMlu9zGoGXGbU234riSUKNIm8g

  • District Judge Julie Hoskins

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

Celebrate National Park Week at home

Each April, during the presidentially proclaimed National Park Week, the National Park Service joins together with the National Park Foundation, to celebrate America’s treasures. National Park week is a time to explore amazing places, discover stories of history and culture, help out, and find your park (https://www.nps.gov/findapark/advanced-search.htm).

Celebrate National Park Week 2020 from April 18 to 26, 2020. Parks across the country will host a variety of special programs and events with a focus on digital experiences in 2020. There are also special days during hte week to highlight the different ways everyone can enjoy national parks.

Get involved in National Park Week on social media: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/national-park-week.htm#CP_JUMP_6139956

Try to check off as many experiences on a list of 20 in ’20 virtual ideas for National Park Week: https://www.nps.gov/articles/national-park-week-inspired-20-virtual-ideas.htm

GSCO’s First-Ever VIRTUAL Statewide Bridging Ceremony

Join Girl Scouts of Colorado on Facebook for our first-ever VIRTUAL Statewide Bridging Ceremony! GSCO staff will guide Girl Scouts of all levels through a bridging ceremony from the comfort of your own home on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 starting at 4:30 p.m. Watch LIVE on the GSCO Facebook page and participate with Girl Scouts from across Colorado. Prepare ahead of time to bridge at home by making your own bridge out of pillows, stuffed animals, or anything else you can safely walk across!

A bridging ceremony is an important transition in a Girl Scout’s life. It’s a defining moment when a girl celebrates her achievements and prepares for new adventures and responsibilities. Once a girl bridges to a higher level of Girl Scouting, her leadership skills and the experiences she will have continue to grow. Girl Scouts is not simply an after-school activity, it’s the Girl Scout Leadership Experience that builds as girls progress through the program that gives girls the skills they need to empower themselves to take their place as future leaders.

You can also celebrate bridging this year by contributing to our Statewide Bridging video! Fill out this online form by May 10 to share your at-home bridging photo and reflections to be included in the Statewide Bridging video that will launch during National Bridging week (May 2-9). https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/2020_virtual_bridging_video

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

Webinars with the U.S. Census Bureau

Join Girl Scouts of Colorado staff and a representative from the U.S. Census Bureau – Denver Region to learn all about the 2020 Census and its impact. Learn about the history of the Census, how this year’s Census is different, current response rate in Colorado, and more! We will also review the “Stand and Be Counted” patch program and will have time for an open Q&A.

Both webinars are open to anyone who is interested. Thursday, April 9, 2020 will be designed for K – fifth grade. Tuesday, April 14 will be designed for sixth – eighth  grade. Capacity is limited for each webinar. If capacity is met, we will schedule additional webinars.

We will use Zoom to host this webinar. All information on how to join online or via phone will be emailed to registrants the day before the webinar.

Register for April 9 (K – fifth grade):

https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/girl_scout_webinar_with_the_u_s_census_bureau_04_09_2020

Register for April 14 (sixth – eighth grade):

https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/girl_scout_webinar_with_the_u_s_census_bureau_04_14_2020

Questions? Email GSCO Community Partnerships Manager Aimee Artzer at aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

FBI Teen Academy in Ft Collins

The FBI’s Teen Academy program allows high school students an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today’s FBI. Generally, each course iteration is a minimum of eight hours, but can be a week-long program with blocks of instruction and demonstrations at a local field office. Students are provided with several presentations on topics including terrorism, cyber crime, public corruption, polygraph exams, evidence response, SWAT, and the day-to-day operations of a typical FBI office. Students also learn from special agents, intelligence analysts, language specialists, and professional staff about investigative tactics that include gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and assisting with cases.

How to  apply

At this time, the FBI hopes to host their teen academies as scheduled. Any change in status will be communicated to all applicants.

FBI Denver will be hosting three teen academies in 2020:

  • Wind River, Wyoming on May 9, 2020
  • Casper, Wyoming on May 30, 2020
  • Ft. Collins, Colorado on July 24, 2020

Applications and supporting essays for any Teen Academy must be received by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31. Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted.

Apply online: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/denver/community-outreach#Teen-Academy

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