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Awesome Girls: On My Own

Ready to start owning your future? Being financially savvy is the first step to getting started. Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) invites you to the “Awesome Girls: Owning My Future” webinar on October 21, 2020. You’ll hear from financial management experts as you learn to build and practice smart budgeting habits, prepare for financial emergencies, navigate loans, and build good credit. You’ll jumpstart your budgeting habits with an interactive budget activity plus tips on what tools can help you track your budget.

Register here: https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1381860&tp_key=73eecc77eb

This interactive event will connect you to two experts from RSM who will share their knowledge of personal financial management. You will have a chance to have your own financial management questions answered and hear questions from your Girl Scout peers.

RSM is a multi-national network of accounting firms, forming one of the largest financial professional services networks in the world, and they can’t wait to share their knowledge and experience with you!

This program is designed for teens plus young adults and alums who recently graduated. The event will put Girl Scouts on the path towards earning their Ambassador On My Own badge.

Please note, this event begins at 5 p.m. Mountain time. We acknowledge that the timing may not work with your schedule; you can register and view the playback when it is more convenient!

By joining us on October 21, 2020 you will also have a chance to be in a special drawing to win a $50 gift certificate to the Girl Scout Shop or an awesome tablet. Must be under 21 years of age at the time of entry to enter the drawing. All entries by entrants under 13 years of age, must be submitted by a parent or legal guardian on behalf of such Entrants.

This program is hosted by GSUSA.

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.

Taller Crea Tu Camino / Make Your Path Workshops

¡Girl Scouts of Colorado quiere dar gracias a Latino Outdoors, de la región de Colorado con Bianca Garcia, Natalia Ospina, y Nohemi Mora por ser coanfitriones de nuestro primer Taller Crea Tu Camino / Make Your Path Workshop bilingüe! Se registraron 29 Girl Scouts para este programa virtual el 13 de octubre de 2020. Latino Outdoors tiene la misión de ellos es de “inspirar, conectar, y participar con comunidades Latinas al aire libre y abrazar la cultura y familia como parte de la narrativa al aire libre, asegurando nuestras historias, herencia, y liderazgo sea valorada y representada”. Los líderes de Latino Outdoors trabajan en una base voluntaria para planificar actividades al aire libre para la comunidad de forma gratuita y brindar a la comunidad oportunidades y recursos para disfrutar y conservar el aire libre y el ambiente de manera segura y responsable. La región de Latino Outdoors Colorado ha sido dirigida únicamente por mujeres latinas hasta hace poco, por lo que entienden lo que la hermandad puede hacer para unir su organización a través de su trabajo. Estamos muy emocionados de trabajar con ellos para proveer a las niñas de nuestras comunidades Latinx/Hispanas la oportunidad de añadir a su educación acerca de cómo conectarse a su cultura al aire libre.

En nuestro taller de los grados K-5 las niñas aprendieron acerca de la importancia de los arboles y el papel que desempeñan en nuestro entorno. Aprendieron como reconocer diferentes arboles incluyendo nuestro árbol estatal de Colorado el Abeto Azul, y como ser un ciudadano activo y aprender de las leyes actuales que protegen a los árboles. En nuestro taller de los grados 6-12 las niñas aprendieron como abogar por cambio y como se mira hacerlo. Aprendieron como trabaja una elección al repasar ejemplos y como trabaja la votación. Después las niñas en los talleres votaron en mandar el video que creamos a Venezuela como parte de nuestro programa de Pen Pals digitales. Creamos un video ensenando los dibujos de árboles y preguntándoles cual es la actividad favorita de ellas de Girl Scouts y al aire libre.

Mira más de la actividad de Latino Outdoors de #JuntxsAparte:

  • Aprende más acerca de la practica japones de baño forestal o terapia de árboles llamada shinrin-yoku en japones. Esta actividad de #JuntxsAparte con árboles es del 12-25 de octubre, se puede registrar aquí: https://latinooutdoors.org/eventbrite/

Aprende más de Latino Outdoors aquí: https://latinooutdoors.org/

Queremos oír como está usando sus habilidades de Girl Scouts su hija al tomar la iniciativa, cuidando de la comunidad, y haciendo Girl Scouts en su hogar. Puede mandar su historia aquí.

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Girl Scouts of Colorado thanks Latino Outdoors, Colorado Chapter with Bianca Garcia, Natalia Ospina, and Nohemi Mora for co-hosting our first bilingual Taller Crea Tu Camino / Make Your Path Workshop! We had 29 Girl Scouts register for this virtual program on October 13, 2020. Latino Outdoors has a mission to “inspire, connect, and engage Latino communities in the outdoors and embrace cultura y familia as part of the outdoor narrative, ensuring our history, heritage, and leadership are valued and represented.” Latino Outdoors’ leaders work on a volunteer basis to plan outdoor activities for the community free of charge and provide the community with opportunities and resources to enjoy and conserve the outdoors and the environment safely and responsibly. The Latino Outdoors Colorado chapter has been led by Latina women only until recently, so they understand what sisterhood can do to bring their organization closer together through their work. We are so excited to partner with them to provide girls from our LatinX/Hispanic communities the opportunity to supplement their education about connecting with your culture in the outdoors.

In our K-5 grade workshop, the girls learned about the importance of trees and their role in our environment. They learned about how to recognize different trees including our own Colorado state tree the Blue Spruce and how to be an active citizen and learn about the current laws protecting trees. In our 6-12 grade workshop, the girls learned about how to advocate for change and how that looks like. They learned how an election works by going over examples and the ins and outs of voting. The girls in the workshops voted on sending the video we created to Venezuela as part of our Digital Pen Pal program. We created a video showcasing their tree drawings and asking them what their favorite Girl Scout activity and outdoor activity is.

Check out Latino Outdoors #TogetherApart activity:

  • Learn about the Japanese practice of forest bathing or tree therapy called shinrin-yoku in Japanese. This #TogetherApart with Trees activity is from October 12-25, you can register here: https://latinooutdoors.org/eventbrite/

Check out more on Latino Outdoors here: https://latinooutdoors.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.

Taller de Crea Tu Camino / Make Your Path Workshops:  Bilingual Events with Latino Organizations

This year, Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to launch a new workshop for our Latinx/Hispanic Girl Scouts. We will have a session every month where girls will get to meet experts from one of our Latino partner organizations, connect to one of our digital pen pals from one of the 23 Spanish speaking countries around the world, and complete activities that will help them earn a badge. All girls, Girl Scouts or not, can register for these events. Once you register, you can become a Girl Scout and enjoy the benefits of participating in one of our many virtual events.

For the month of October 2020, our workshop will be on October 13. Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors will have a workshop at 5:30 p.m. Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors will have their workshop at 6:30 p.m. You can register for the Crea Tu Camino / Make Your Path workshops here:

Taller de Crea Tu Camino EN VIVO Virtual / Make Your Path Workshop LIVE Virtual for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/taller_de_crea_tu_camino_en_vivo_virtual_make_your_path_workshop_live_virtual_dbj_10_13_2020

Taller de Crea Tu Camino EN VIVO Virtual / Make Your Path Workshop LIVE Virtual for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/taller_de_crea_tu_camino_en_vivo_virtual_make_your_path_workshop_live_virtual_csa_10_13_2020

Starting in November, we will add the option to get a subscription box delivered to girls in Colorado and a list delivered to all others across the nation when you register for this event. Save the dates for our upcoming sessions (November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, and July 13) and check the Girl Scouts of Colorado Events Calendar for the registration links.

This month, we will highlight our partner organization Latino Outdoors, Colorado chapter! Their mission to “inspire, connect, and engage Latino communities in the outdoors and embrace cultura y familia as part of the outdoor narrative, ensuring our history, heritage, and leadership are valued and represented” is right in line with our Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Latino Outdoors’ leaders work on a volunteer basis to plan outdoor activities for the community free of charge and provide the community with opportunities and resources to enjoy and conserve the outdoors and the environment safely and responsibly. The Latino Outdoors Colorado chapter has been led by Latina women only until recently, so they understand what sisterhood can do to bring their organization closer together through their work. We are so excited to partner with them to provide girls from our Latinx/Hispanic communities the opportunity to supplement their education about connecting with your culture in the outdoors.

Latino Outdoors has a campaign called #TogetherApart, where every two weeks they will announce a new outdoor activity that anyone from anywhere can participate in and have a chance to win cool prizes by sending in pictures and telling them about it!

The Latino Outdoors activity for October 12 – 25 is called #TogetherApart with Trees. This activity encourages you to spend quiet, contemplative time near trees. This practice is called forest bathing, tree therapy, or tree-gazing and originates in Japan where it is called shinrin-yoku in Japanese. If you have ever been outdoors and noticed the way being in nature makes you feel, you have experienced forest bathing. So, take a five-minute break, or spend two hours, to be around a tree and spend that time looking up, watching how the breeze moves past its leaves, trying to spot a bird in it, or simply meditating in some way, and notice the peace and relaxation it brings.

Register here for Latino Outdoors #TogetherApart events: https://latinooutdoors.org/eventbrite/

Check out more on Latino Outdoors here: https://latinooutdoors.org/

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Este año estamos muy emocionados de lanzar un nuevo taller para nuestras Girl Scouts de herencia Latinx/Hispanas. Tendremos una sesión cada mes donde las niñas pueden conocer a expertos de una de nuestras organizaciones Latinas compañeras, conectarse con uno de nuestros Pen Pals Digitales de uno de los 23 países alrededor del mundo donde se habla español, y completar actividades que les ayudará a ganarse una insignia. Todas las niñas, sean Girl Scouts o no, pueden registrase por estos eventos. Una vez registrado podrás unirte para ser una Girl Scout y disfrutar de los beneficios de participar en uno de los muchos eventos virtuales numerosos.

Para el mes de octubre, nuestro taller será el 10/13. Los grados del K-5 tendrán su taller a las 5:30 pm y los grados 6-12 tendrán su taller a las 6:30 pm. Se pueden registrar aquí para los Talleres de Crea Tu Camino / Make Your Path:

Taller de Crea Tu Camino EN VIVO Virtual / Make Your Path Workshop LIVE Virtual – DBJ – 10/13/2020:

https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/taller_de_crea_tu_camino_en_vivo_virtual_make_your_path_workshop_live_virtual_dbj_10_13_2020

Taller de Crea Tu Camino EN VIVO Virtual / Make Your Path Workshop LIVE Virtual – CSA – 10/13/2020:

https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/taller_de_crea_tu_camino_en_vivo_virtual_make_your_path_workshop_live_virtual_csa_10_13_2020

Empezando en noviembre tendremos la opción de añadir una caja de suscripción que se mandará por correo a niñas en Colorado y una lista de materiales a las demás niñas registradas a cruzar del país. Guarde la fecha de estas próximas sesiones y siga observando la página de eventos del concilio para los enlaces de registración aquí.

Próximas Sesiones: 10/13; 11/10; 12/8; 1/12; 2/9; 3/9; 4/13, 5/11, 6/8, y 7/13

¡Este mes destacaremos nuestra organización compañera de Latino Outdoors, de la región de Colorado! La misión de ellos es de “inspirar, conectar, y participar con comunidades Latinas al aire libre y abrazar la cultura y familia como parte de la narrativa al aire libre, asegurando nuestras historias, herencia, y liderazgo sea valorada y representada” está alineada con la misión de Girl Scouts de edificar a niñas con el valor, la confianza, y carácter que hacen de este mundo un lugar mejor.

Los líderes de Latino Outdoors trabajan en una base voluntaria para planificar actividades al aire libre para la comunidad de forma gratuita y brindar a la comunidad oportunidades y recursos para disfrutar y conservar el aire libre y el ambiente de manera segura y responsable. La región de Latino Outdoors Colorado ha sido dirigida únicamente por mujeres latinas hasta hace poco, por lo que entienden lo que la hermandad puede hacer para unir su organización a través de su trabajo. Estamos muy emocionados de trabajar con ellos para proveer a las niñas de nuestras comunidades Latinx/Hispanas la oportunidad de añadir a su educación acerca de cómo conectarse a su cultura al aire libre.

Latino Outdoors tiene una campaña llamada #TogetherApart/#JuntxsAparte, donde cada 2 semanas anunciarán una nueva actividad al aire libre en la que cualquier persona de cualquier lugar puede participar y tener la oportunidad de ganar premios geniales enviándoles fotos y contándoles al respecto.

La actividad de Latino Outdoors del 12 al 25 de octubre se llama #JuntxsAparte con los árboles. Esta actividad le anima a pasar un tiempo tranquilo y contemplativo cerca de los árboles. Esta práctica se llama baño forestal, terapia de árboles u observación de árboles y se origina en Japón, donde se llama shinrin-yoku en japonés. Si alguna vez has estado al aire libre y has notado cómo te hace sentir estar en la naturaleza, has experimentado un baño forestal. Entonces, tómese un descanso de 5 minutos, o pase 2 horas enteras, para estar alrededor de un árbol y pasar ese tiempo mirando hacia arriba, observando cómo la brisa pasa entre sus hojas, tratando de detectar un pájaro en él o simplemente meditando de alguna manera, y observe la paz y la relajación que aporta.

Regístrese aquí para los eventos de #TogetherApart/#JuntxsAparte Latino Outdoors:https://latinooutdoors.org/eventbrite/

Examine y aprenda más de Latino Outdoors aquí: https://latinooutdoors.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.

STREAM Girls: Grand Junction and Montrose

Register now for STREAM Girls programs and pick up your gear in Grand Junction or Montrose: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/stream_girls_blended_ws_10_22_2020

Registration will close on Monday, October 19, 2020 OR when capacity has been reached.

Virtual kick off: Thursday, October 22 at 5 p.m. via Zoom

Virtual reflection: Sunday, November 1 at 3 p.m. via Zoom

Gear pick up at Canyon View Park, Grand Junction: Friday, October 23 at 4 – 6 p.m.

Gear drop off at Canyon View Park, Grand Junction: Sunday, November 1 at 5 p.m.

Gear pick up at Ross Reels, Montrose: Friday, October 23 at 4 – 6 p.m.

Gear drop at Ross Reels, Montrose: Sunday, November 1 at 5 p.m.

STREAM Girls gives Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes the opportunity to earn a special patch as they serve as citizen scientists, anglers, and artists, in order to build an appreciation for watershed conservation and the environment. This outdoor watershed experience employs STEM-education (science, technology, engineering, math) plus recreation and arts to explore a local stream.

Every person is a citizen of her watershed, and Colorado Trout Unlimited (TU) has partnered with Girl Scouts of Colorado so that girls will get the complete picture of what their stream could mean to them.

In this hybrid take home/virtual program, TU will provide Girls Scouts with the necessary gear, a Stream Girls Field Notebook, and a resource list with videos guiding Girl Scouts through six activities that they will complete over 10 days. Additionally, girls are expected to join a virtual program kick off on Thursday and a reflection meeting the next Sunday to discuss what they have learned.

Activities include:

  • Stream Walk – Observing and documenting the stream/river and surrounding area
  • Go with the Flow – Calculating river flow rates using everyday tools and simple math
  • Macroinvertebrate Survey – Investigating the insect life that lives in the stream and support fish
  • Fly-Casting – Developing skills to fly fish and practicing in your own backyard/neighborhood park
  • Fly-Tying – Creating a “fly” to imitate one of the macroinvertebrates commonly found in Colorado
  • Scavenger Hunt/Bracelet Building – Testing your knowledge of healthy streams and creating a unique bracelet to represent your local watershed!

Activities are expected to take approximately six hours, in total, and can be broken up into several days. Colorado Trout Unlimited will provide the necessary gear and supplies associated with each activity. Gear will be picked-up and dropped off at Canyon View Park in Grand Junction OR Ross Reels in Montrose.

Please indicate your pick up/drop off location upon registration. Colorado Trout Unlimited has enough gear/supplies for 24 participants. Additional participants may be able to register, if using their own gear or sharing with another Girl Scout. Please acknowledge any shared gear in registration.

Adults picking up gear on behalf of Girl Scouts will be required to complete a gear agreement upon pick up. Certificates of completion and patches will be distributed upon gear drop off. If using your own gear, certificates of completion and patches will be mailed after the program is complete. Please indicate if you are picking up supplies or using your own supplies.

As a self-guided event, Colorado Trout Unlimited and GSCO encourages Girl Scouts to complete this activity with their families. Please be sure to follow all state, county, and local public health guidelines surrounding COVID-19.

Registration will close on Monday, October 19 OR when capacity has been reached. All waivers, pre-information, and log in information for virtual meetings will be provided for all participants via email after registration closes.

If picking up supplies and gear – all supplies will be packaged as a set and available during the gear pick-up; Certificates and patches will be presented upon gear return. Participants are welcome to use their own gear/equipment. Please use the list below when compiling your own gear/supplies. For participants not requiring a gear set, the Field Notebook and Macroinvertebrate Guide will be sent via email; Patches and certificates will be mailed to the address you provide upon registration.

Supply List:

  • Field Notebook and Macroinvertebrate Guide
  • Writing Utensil (Colored pencils are great to have, as well)
  • Wading Boots/Waders (If weather/water temperatures are warm enough, sturdy water shoes can be used)
  • Stopwatch (smart phones work great)
  • Something that floats (stick, ping pong ball, etc)
  • Calculator (phone works great)
  • Measuring Tape (at least 30’)
  • Bug net (Kitchen Strainer will work)
  • Collection Pan (Tupperware or small white buckets can be effective)
  • Magnifying glass
  • Small sorting tray (ice cube trays work well)
  • Fly rod, reel, and line
  • Fly tying vise
  • Fly tying tools
  • Fly tying materials for midge pattern including hook and thread.
  • Extra fly line for bracelet (Other material will work, as well)
  • Beads for bracelet activity
  • All girls must have current Girl Scout Membership

If you need to submit multiple registration forms, click the “back” button on your browser and make necessary edits and submit the form again for additional attendees.

There are no refunds for this event.

If you have any questions about this event or have trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

Two pick up/drop off locations available:

  • Canyon View Park (730 24 Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81505)
  • Ross Reels (1101 Mayfly Dr., Montrose, CO 81401)

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.

Cool Science Festival: Night at the Museum

On October 13 and 16, 2020 the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum (200 South Sierra Madre, Colorado Springs) will open from 5-8 p.m. for a very special evening just for Cool Science Festival participants at a greatly reduced cost. $12.50 for adults and $7.50 for children (ages 3-12). In addition to the self-guided tour, participants will be able to design and make their own Olympic medal from recycled materials and enjoy a special augmented reality (AR) scavenger hunt using a smartphone or technology camera. For reservations visit rebrand.ly/jgomo9m.

The 60,000-square-foot U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum is a
one-of-a-kind tribute to the Olympic and Paralympic movements. It is one of the most accessible and inclusive museums in the
world. Guests can customize their sport preferences and accessibility needs for a tour that is uniquely their own.

Night at the Museum Flier

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 Scout Engineering Day with Colorado School of Mines

The Society of Women Engineers at Colorado School of Mines is thrilled to invite Girl Scout Juniors to participate in their annual Girl Scout Engineering Day on Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 9 – 11 a.m. This year, the program is virtual, and girls have the option to order a supply kit in advance or gather their own supplies. This virtual exploration of science and engineering will consist of a variety of STEM activities and a short panel discussion.

Register for a supply kit online (you may have to copy and paste this link into your browser): https://commerce.cashnet.com/SWE_MEP

  • $10 per supply box- We recommend one box of supplies per Girl Scout
  • Each supply box will include an Engineering Day patch
  • Registration for supply boxes will close October 23

Register to participate and assemble your own supplies: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfhQvPVfURjIwYp8RGpafLIkX33gUzvCObd6fwLjZOYAiph6g/viewform

  • Registration is free if you choose to gather your own supplies. Girls will be mailed their Engineering Day patch after the program.
  • Registration for participation with your own supplies will close November 5.

* Please note: Registration forms must be completed once per Girl Scout. You cannot register multiple girls at a time. All participants will receive information about how to log into the virtual program via email before the program date. Enter “0” for your troop number if you are registering a Juliette.

Supplies (either included in your supply box OR items you will have to assemble on your own):

  • Paper (in both small strips and long strips)
  • Straws (a whole bunch)
  • Ruler
  • One Clear jar (mason jar, empty peanut butter jar, or Tupperware)
  • Food coloring
  • Smallish cardboard box (about the size of a shoebox)
  • Two paper or plastic cups (paper is suggested)
  • Water based marker (more colors will be more fun, but you really only need one)
  • String
  • Four paper clips (at least two of them need to be large)
  • Sand
  • Gravel
  • White coffee filters (at least five)
  • Balloon

ALL participants will need to gather the items listed below before the program:

  • Scissors
  • Tape (scotch, masking, or packaging)
  • Water
  • Dirty water (this can come from a pond or stream, or just tap water with a handful of dirt)
  • Coffee mug or other container that can withstand heat
  • Spoon
  • Small weights (marbles, pennies, gravel, or something similar)
  • Two relatively sturdy things of equal height you could move around a room (two chairs, chair and table, etc.)
  • Questions to ask SWE volunteers about science and engineering

Questions? Email Madeline Keck at mkeck@mymail.mines.edu.

Event flier: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/dam/girlscoutsofcolorado/flyers/2020/Final_GSED_Flyer_2020.png

More information: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/girl_scout_engineeri.html

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.

Evento para los grados 6-12: Piensa como una científica ciudadana

* El evento será ofrecido exclusivamente en español y será organizado por el Concilio Caribe de Girl Scouts.

¡Las Girl Scouts de nivel Cadette, Senior y Ambassador y niñas en grados 6-12 están invitadas a “Pensar como una científica” con Johnson & Johnson! A través del Journey (Aventura) de Think Like a Citizen Scientist las niñas aprenden cómo los científicos hacen observaciones, recolectan datos y ayudan a los científicos a llevar a cabo investigaciones científicas e importantes.

Durante el evento, las niñas:

  • Escucharan un empleado de Johnson & Johnson hablar sobre su trabajo y su trayectoria profesional.
  • Observarán y recolectarán datos sobre su ambiente mientras trabajan en actividades del Journey de Think Like a Citizen Scientist.
  • Participarán en un proyecto de ciencia donde registrarán datos sobre las nubes para el proyecto GLOBE Observer: Clouds de la NASA.
  • Reflexionaran sobre lo que han aprendido y cómo pueden tomar medidas.
  • Al final del evento, se les alentará a las niñas a crear un proyecto de acción sostenible que resuelva un problema en su comunidad. Después del evento, las niñas pueden planificar y crear sus proyectos para ganar el premio Take Action (premio de Tomar Acción) y completar el Journey.

El generoso apoyo de Johnson & Johnson al Journey de Think Like a Citizen Scientist para Girl Scouts de nivel Cadette, Senior y Ambassador preparara a las niñas para experimentar, explorar su ambiente y empujar los límites de maneras saludables, todo mientras aprenden cómo pueden mejorar el mundo a través de la ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería, y matemáticas (STEM, por sus siglas en inglés).

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.

STREAM Girls in Longmont & Greeley

Register now for STREAM Girls programs and pick up your gear in Longmont or Greeley!

Longmont

  • Register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/stream_girls_blended_nc_09_24_2020
  • Gear pick-up at Izaak Walton Park in Longmont: Friday, September 25, 2020 from 4 – 6 p.m.
  •  Gear drop- off at Izaak Walton Park in Longmont: Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 5 p.m.
  • Virtual kick-off: Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 5 p.m. via Zoom
  • Virtual reflection: Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 3 p.m. via Zoom
  • Registration closes September 22, 2020

Greeley

  • Register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/stream_girls_blended_nc_10_08_2020
  • Gear pick-up at Poudre Learning Center in Greeley: Friday, October 9, 2020 from 4-6 p.m.
  • Gear drop-off at Poudre Learning Center in Greeley: Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 5 p.m.
  • Virtual kick-off: Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 5 p.m. via Zoom
  • Virtual reflection: Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 3 p.m. via Zoom
  • Registration closes October 6, 2020

STREAM Girls gives Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes the opportunity to earn a special patch as they serve as citizen scientists, anglers, and artists, to build an appreciation for watershed conservation and the environment. This outdoor watershed experience employs STEM-education (science, technology, engineering, math) plus recreation and arts to explore a local stream.

Every person is a citizen of her watershed, and Colorado Trout Unlimited (TU) has partnered with Girl Scouts of Colorado so that girls will get the complete picture of what their stream could mean to them.

In this hybrid take home/virtual program, TU will provide Girl Scouts with the necessary gear, a STREAM Girls Field Notebook, and a resource list with videos guiding Girl Scouts through six activities that they will complete over ten days. Additionally, girls are expected to join a virtual program kick-off on Thursday and a reflection meeting the next Sunday to discuss what they have learned.

Activities include:

  • Stream Walk – Observing and documenting the stream/river and surrounding area
  • Go with the Flow – Calculating river flow rates using everyday tools and simple math
  • Macroinvertebrate Survey – Investigating the insect life that lives in the stream and support fish
  • Fly-Casting – Developing skills to fly fish and practicing in your own backyard/neighborhood park
  • Fly-Tying – Creating a “fly” to imitate one of the macroinvertebrates commonly found in Colorado
  • Scavenger Hunt/Bracelet Building – Testing your knowledge of healthy streams and creating a unique bracelet to represent your local watershed

Activities are expected to take approximately six hours, in total, and can be broken up into several days. Colorado Trout Unlimited will provide the necessary gear and supplies associated with each activity. Gear will be picked-up and dropped off at designated locations depending on which program you register for. Colorado Trout Unlimited has enough gear/supplies for 24 participants at each program. Additional participants may be able to register, if using their own gear or sharing with another Girl Scout. Please acknowledge any shared gear in registration.

Adults picking up gear on behalf of Girl Scouts will be required to complete a gear agreement upon pick-up. Certificates of completion and patches will be distributed upon gear drop off. If using your own gear, certificates of completion and patches will be mailed after the program is complete. Please indicate if you are picking up supplies or using your own supplies.

As a self-guided event, Colorado Trout Unlimited and GSCO encourages Girl Scouts to complete this activity with their families. Please be sure to follow all state, county, and local public health guidelines surrounding COVID-19.

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.

Cybersecurity with Bank of America

Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors are invited to participate in a virtual program to earn their Cybersecurity Basics badge with Bank of America’s cybersecurity experts on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 12 – 3 p.m.

Register now: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/cybersecurity_with_bank_of_america_virtual_10_07_2020

Girl Scouts will learn about cybersecurity and how you can protect yourself when using the internet, email, and your phone. Examine the latest tools and techniques for preventing cyber threats and learn what it takes to work in this fast-paced field. Learn about the threats facing consumers and corporations and obtain hands-on experience in the basics of data security using core skills and best-practice techniques. Discuss popular social media apps and explore how photos and messages are never completely deleted.

Please note – this program is hosted by Bank of America and Girl Scouts from across the county are invited to participate.

You will receive information about how to log into the virtual session via email prior to the program date.

All attendees must have a current Girl Scout membership.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

If you are having trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

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.

Register NOW for Build Like a Girl with GE Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update as of September 15, 2020: Registration for this event has ended. We have reached capacity.

GSCO and GE Johnson are excited to invite Girl Scout Cadettes and Seniors to participate in our at-home, virtual “Build Like a Girl – Careers in Construction Day” on Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 10 a.m. – noon.  Girls are invited to pick up supply kits to build their own bee house prior to the program date and join a live session on September 26 to learn how to build the habitat directly from GE Johnson employees. Supply pick-up is September 21-25 at various locations available. Girls will also get to learn from an animal expert at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo about pollinators and their habitats, and participate in the virtual tour of the new hippo and penguin exhibit recently built by GE Johnson Construction.

Register now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/build_like_a_girl_ca.html

Registration will close September 17 OR when the program reaches capacity.

Supply kits will be available to pick up at the locations below the week of September 21-25 OR participants are welcome to get their own supplies using the list provided. Detailed instructions regarding supply pick-ups will be provided closer to the program date. You must select your supply pick-up location upon registration.

Included with supply kits will be “Build Like a Girl” patches and T-shirts for Girl Scouts. Patches will be mailed to all girl participants after the program date. There is a $15 program fee for supply kits. Girl Scouts who are gathering their own supplies will be charged an $8 program fee and will receive their patches and T-shirts in the mail.

Supply pick-up locations:

  • GEJ Colorado Springs Office, 25 N. Cascade Ave., Suite 400, 80903
  • Vail Health, 181 W. Meadow Dr., Vail 81657
  • Cherry Creek – 240 St Paul St., Denver 80206
  • GEJ Greenwood Village Office: 5613 DTC Parkway, Suite 450, 80111
  • Ball Aerospace, 11 Longs Peak Dr., Broomfield 80021
  • Green Mountain High School, 13175 W Green Mountain Dr., Lakewood 80228
  • Sierra Nevada IAS, 12500 Belford Ave., Englewood 80112
  • ENT Credit Union New Headquarters, InterQuest Pkwy & Federal Dr., Colorado Springs 80921

Information about how to join the live session on Saturday, September 26 will be emailed directly to all participants by September 23.

Cadettes will work on requirements for the Woodworker badge and Seniors will work on requirements for the Social Innovator badge.

All participating Girl Scouts must:

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.