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Girls learn “Secrets to Success” from Colorado Springs businesswomen

More than 100 girls in grades 6-12 from along the Front Range gathered on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs for a unique opportunity to connect with Colorado Springs-area professional women in a speed-networking format, panel discussion, and networking lunch. “Secrets to Success,” powered by Girl Scouts of Colorado, introduced girls to more than  20 professional women, including Colorado Springs Police Commander Tish Olszewski and Noreen Landis-Tyson, who runs one of the largest and most complex nonprofits in the Pikes Peak region, CPCD…giving children a head start. Breakout sessions went deeper into career options, such as law enforcement, the military, skilled trades, education, STEM, public service, healthcare, and entrepreneurship.

Special thanks to event sponsors: El Pomar Foundation, Nor’wood Development Group, Ent Credit Union, Eastern Colorado Bank, Union Pacific Foundation, and Hoff & Leigh.


Save the Date: Secrets to Success in Greeley

Save the date for Secrets to Success in Greeley on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Aims Community College!

What is your Secret to Success?

Girls will have the unique opportunity to ask that question and many more of top local women leaders our first Northern Colorado Secrets to Success event. We believe every girl has the power to become what she dreams to be. We are helping today’s girls overcome the challenges they face, giving them the tools they need to become successful leaders.

Girls will connect with professional women in a variety of career fields, giving them a unique opportunity to learn directly from incredible women in our community. Girls will personally engage with more than 20 women leaders a variety of fields, such as technology, law, healthcare, finance, skilled trades, entrepreneurship, and more, learning from role models that will help them become our future business and community leaders. This event joins today’s leaders with the next generation, to share their expertise and provide inspiration for success.

** This event is open to all girls in grades 6-12. You do not need to be a Girl Scout to attend. Registration will open winter 2020. **

Email carol.griffin@gscolorado.org to be added to the interest list and you’ll be emailed directly when registration opens.

More information: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/secrets_to_success_1616242345.html


Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Avalanche

Join us for Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, February 13, 2020! All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited. Cheer on the Avalanche as they take on the Washington Capitals. The game starts at 7 p.m. and is at Pepsi Center (1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, 80204).

Buy tickets online now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/girl_scout_day_with_.html

The troop with the most ticket referrals will get to have a cookie booth at the game! Last year’s troop sold more than 500 packages at their booth. Ticket buyers will be contacted directly by the Colorado Avalanche ticketing to provide a troop number for referral. All ticket buyers will be entered to win exclusive pre-game experiences.

Ticket prices vary. Purchase tickets ASAP as offer is subject to change or sell out.

Questions? Contact Isabel Morris with the Colorado Avalanche at (303) 615-6836 or Isabel.Morris@TeamKSE.com.


Special behind-the-scenes theatre tour just for Girl Scouts

Submitted by Michelle Hoffman

Metro Denver


Girl Scout troops across the metro area are invited to join BackStory Theatre for a live-theatre, musical performance of “Guys and Dolls” with a special behind-the-scenes tour just for Girl Scouts, where girls and their families can learn about lighting, sound equipment, props, sets, stage secrets, and more!

Who: Girl Scouts and their families

When: Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 4 – 9:30 p.m.

Where: Broomfield Auditorium (3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield 80020)

How: Visit the tickets page of www.backstorytheatre.org and enter code GSCOUT2019 to choose your seat for this exclusive event! Advance tickets are required and should be purchased by November 15 for best seat selection. Call (720) 263-0836 for more information.

What: A special behind-the-scenes theatre tour with activities and time for questions from 4 – 5 p.m. followed by dinner on your own and a ticket for our fully staged, Broadway-length production of Guys and Dolls at 7 p.m. The tour is led by youth actors and will explore lighting and sound equipment, backstage area, costumes, props, singing, and more!

Cost: $13 Kids 0-17 and Seniors 60+, $20 Adults 18-59. Ticket includes full-length youth production of “Guys and Dolls” and one-hour, special behind-the-scenes tour just for Girl Scout troops. (Dinner is on your own and is not included in the ticket price.)

About the Show: In this iconic story of unlikely love in New York City, “Guys and Dolls” takes us from the bustle of Times Square to the dance clubs of Havana to the sewers of New York City as it demonstrates the great lengths to which a guy will go when he truly falls in love with a “doll.” Voted best musical in 1950, “Guys and Dolls” features some of Frank Loesser’s most memorable tunes, including classic “Luck Be a Lady.” All performers in this fully-staged, Broadway-style musical are youth actors between the ages of 8—18. Special care has been taken to approach the subject matter as a family-friendly performance, great for all ages!

About BackStory: BackStory Theatre is a Broomfield-based 501(c)(3) organization which provides affordable theatre education and performance opportunities to local children, adults, and families. Building from the belief that theatre should be an integral part of every thriving community, BackStory makes performing arts programs accessible to people from all economic backgrounds.


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Girl Scout Day with DU Women’s Basketball

All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited to cheer on the University of Denver Women’s Basketball team as they take on Cal Poly on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Magness Arena on the DU campus! All Girl Scouts in uniform (vest, sash, or Girl Scout t-shirt) can attend for FREE. Accompanying adults, friends, family, and non-Girl Scout youth can purchase tickets for $5/person.

To RSVP for Girl Scouts attending in uniform and purchase tickets for all others, contact Max Miller at Max.G.Miller@du.edu or 303-871-6048 by Wednesday, November 13.

In addition to the game, Girl Scouts are invited to a post-game Q&A and autograph session with the student athletes!

This is not a drop off event. All Girl Scouts must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader.

Girl Scout Pajama Jam with the Denver Nuggets

Join us for our annual Girl Scout Pajama Jam with the Denver Nuggets on January 11, 2020! All Girl Scouts are invited to cheer on the Nuggets as they take on the Cleveland Cavaliers and have a sleepover after the game! The game starts at 7 p.m. at Pepsi Center in Denver.

Discounted tickets are available at various price levels, starting at $24! Group family night tickets include $15 of loaded value, redeemable for food, drink, or merchandise. All tickets include a ticket to the game, 2020 Pajama Jam patch, post-game activity on the court, movie screening on the Pepsi Center Jumbotron, midnight snack, sleepover, and light breakfast in the morning.

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

You are welcome to purchase a ticket and not stay for the sleepover, however the pricing is the same. Tagalongs are permitted, but must sleep in the family sleeping area. Only registered Girl Scouts may sleep in the troop sleeping area.

After you purchase tickets you will be contacted by the Nuggets to provide a troop number for your referral, information about sleepover plans, and a waiver for all sleeping over or going onto the court for the shoot around. To guarantee seats/tickets you must purchase tickets two weeks before the game, December 27, 2019. However, anyone can still buy after that date if there are still seats available.

The troop with the most ticket referrals will be invited to have a Girl Scout cookie booth at the end of the Nuggets game on February 23!

To purchase tickets, visit https://Nuggets.KSETickets.com/pajamajam and use promo code NUGGIRLSCOUTS.

This is not a drop off event. All Girl Scouts must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader. Adult to girl safety ratios for events must be met. Read about safety ratios online.

For questions or more information, please contact Molly Baltzer at 303-405-1693 or molly.baltzer@teamkse.com.


Girl Scouts of Colorado launches first-ever Cyber Challenge, sponsored by Raytheon

More than 250 Colorado Girl Scouts in grades 6–12 gathered at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton on Saturday, October 19, 2019 for the first-ever Cyber Challenge! Girl Scouts of Colorado, along with Girl Scouts of the USA, teamed up with Raytheon to give girls the opportunity to detect, decode, and defend as part of a full-day, scenario-based STEM competition specifically designed for them. The event happened at the same time as nine others around the country. At each one, middle school and high school Girl Scouts learned crucial cybersecurity skills by completing challenges such as running traceroutes and identifying phishing schemes. The challenges were based on a fictional scenario in the year 2050: Humans have colonized the moon and a ransomware attack has targeted the colony’s water supply. The girls had to work together as part of an incident response team to find out who hacked the system and how to stop them. The goal of the day’s activities was to prepare girls to pursue computer science careers in industries including cybersecurity, robotics, data science, and artificial intelligence.

Girl Scouts also heard from keynote speaker, Whitney Orndorff, a tactical analyst with the Denver Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She works to combat human trafficking and child exploitation crimes. Girl Scouts also networked with Raytheon employees and learned about careers in STEM.

Special thanks to Reporter Kelly Werthmann of CBS4/KCNC-TV for joining us for this special STEM event! 



Trail Adventure meet-ups with The North Face help Girl Scouts earn new badge

More than 500 Girl Scouts, along with their families and friends, participated in  GSCO-sponsored Trail Adventure meet-ups in September 2019! We knew Girl Scouts loved the outdoors, but you really showed us your passion! GSCO is proud to have partnered with The North Face to offer Girl Scouts statewide this opportunity as they work complete a Trail Adventure badge and receive a FREE* badge.

With a shared purpose of encouraging exploration, Girl Scouts and The North Face understand the importance of providing the next generation of girls, regardless of socioeconomic status, with outdoor adventure experiences. By giving girls the opportunity to experience the outdoors, Girl Scouts and The North Face hope to enhance leadership skills and confidence in young girls, while encouraging them to seek new challenges through outdoor adventure.

If you attended any of the September meet-ups, don’t forget to complete your badge requirements by January 1, 2020 to receive your FREE* badge. Just have a parent/guardian or troop leader fill out this online notification formThis form will close on January 7, 2020 and badges will be mailed in January to the address provided. Badges are earned by Girl Scouts and must be completed according to the appropriate program level. Check out the online Badge Explorer for specific badge requirements for each program level.

Please complete one online form for each Girl Scout or group of Girl Scouts completing the badge on the same day. For example, one form for girls who complete their badge on November 10, 2019 and one form for girls who complete their badge on December 7, 2019.

* This opportunity is made possible by a generous grant from The North Face. Only registered Girl Scouts ages 5-18 may receive a free badge upon participation in a GSCO-sponsored Trail Adventure meet-up in September 2019 and completion all of program level-appropriate badge-earning requirements by January 7, 2020.  Troops may complete badgework together or Girl Scouts may earn individually.

Girl Scouts learn about watershed conversation and the environment in Longmont

In partnership with Colorado Trout Unlimited (CTU) and Anadarko, a dozen Girl Scouts had the opportunity to serve as citizen scientists, anglers, and artists on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Izaak Walton Clubhouse in Longmont. 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 and recorded their thoughts and observations.

Special thanks to the Boulder Daily Camera for joining GSCO for this special event!

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.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker across Colorado

When Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker comes to a theatre near you, it brings nearly 40 world-class dancers, more than 200 dazzling costumes created in St. Petersburg, Russia, and beautiful backdrops painted by Russian artisans. It also comes with towering puppets, stunning props, and busloads of holiday magic.

Did you know, though, that the tour also brings a deep history of hard work, passion, and above all a commitment to the artistic integrity at the very core of every performance?

Russian ballet dancers are known for their focused practice and the sense of duty they bring to the ballet art form. They train from very young ages and with unmatched dedication. Think about going to ballet class every day… for hours! Above are some photos from one of the earliest Nutcracker performances in Europe in the late 19th Century, and a ballet class taking place in a Russian village during World War II in the 1940s.

The Moscow Ballet company jeté’ed onto American soil in 1993. Since then, the company has continued to grow, while always maintaining its roots in the classical world of ballet. Some of the characters you may recognize – the Arabian variation couple, the Kissy Doll with her beautiful ribbon candy tutu, and the iconic Dove of Peace (exclusive to Moscow Ballet) – have undergone beautiful transformations. You’ll also recognize changes in the backdrops as we look back at older images of the show.

2019 is the company’s 27th annual tour of the United States and Canada and the dancers will see audiences in more than 150 cities in November and December. We couldn’t do this without our dedicated patrons, and we are beyond delighted to welcome Girl Scouts just like you to performances every year. Thank you for joining us!

Here are some questions to think about… and we’d love to hear from you! Email bobbie@nutcracker.com with your answers and memories.

What’s your favorite scene, costume, or backdrop? How many times have you seen the performance? If you could dance any of the roles, who would you want to be?

Keep coming… there’s always something new!

Groups of eight or more get the best seats at the best prices.

Groups of 20 more get a free Meet and Greet day-of-show.

Each Girl Scout who comes with a troop gets a FREE fun patch.

Email groups@nutcracker.com or call (800) 320-1733 for more information on the following shows:

Colorado Springs, The Ent Center, November 26 and 27, 2019 – https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/moscow_ballet_s_grea.html and https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/moscow_ballet_s_grea1.html

Grand Junction, The Avalon Theatre, December 1, 2019 – https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/moscow_ballet_s_grea_929885023.html

Pueblo, Pueblo Memorial Hall, December 12, 2019 – https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/moscow_ballet_s_grea_2117563880.html

Denver, Paramount Theatre, December 13 and 14, 2019 – https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/moscow_ballet_s_grea_1955777699.html