Girl Scout Juniors are invited to join Colorado School of Mines Society of Women Engineers for a fun day of science explorations! The morning will consist of several science activities ranging from mechanical engineering to chemical engineering. Through completing all the activities at the event, girls will earn a Girl Scout Engineering Day patch and work toward the requirements for Junior level badges (badge information coming soon).
Girl Scouts of Colorado partnered with GE Johnson Construction Company in Colorado Springs to have Careers in Construction day on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Held at GE Johnson’s logistics site, 68 Girl Scouts were treated by staff of the construction company, who volunteered for the day to help the girls. Girls came from all over the state to learn some basic understanding of construction (such needing math skills to know how much materials cost and how much to purchase), as well as get hands-on experience with power and hand tools. Girl Scouts donned pink hard-hats, work gloves, and safety glasses, all requirements to participate.
The girls built Little Libraries, which were then raffled off to the troops that were represented at the event. These were not just any Little Libraries. The ones the girls built included a six-foot-long reading bench with a book box that could hold at least a dozen books and a flower planter on top! The Little Libraries will be installed by the girls and their troops in their communities.
After spending the morning building their Little Libraries, the staff at GE Johnson took the Girl Scouts on an exclusive tour of a very important project in Colorado Springs, the Olympic Museum. It was a great opportunity for the girls to see how the structure was being built and understand why certain features were added to the building. GE Johnson also provided time for the girls to see big vehicles used in the construction trades, including a very cool robotic “tamper” that girls took turns operating.
Stella Hodgkins, Project Manager at GE Johnson, said she was thrilled to put the project together because there are so many opportunities for girls in construction that she wanted to highlight. It is her hope that some girls would seriously consider construction skills trades as a vocation.
The overwhelming response to the day was positive – girls were tired and felt rewarded. Some commented they never would have tried a power drill or other power tools if it hadn’t been for this event. Others were surprised at how much math they had to know. The adults and parents attending were very impressed by the thoroughness of the lessons taught that day, and the opportunities it gave the girls.
Girl Scouts of Colorado gives a huge shout-out to GE Johnson for the awesome day they gave girls!
Mile High Freedom Bands invites Girl Scouts to attend their matinee performance of “Clue on the Spooky Express” on October 27, 2018 at 3 p.m. 30 tickets are available at http://bit.ly/MHFBTickets (select the 3 p.m. performance) and use code GirlScout18 at checkout. Please note: this offer is for the 3 p.m. performance. The 7 p.m. performance is intended for adults age 21 and older.
Clue on the Spooky Express
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Historic Grant Avenue
216 S Grant St
Denver, CO 80209
This is Freedom Winds’ 8th annual Spooktacular performance! This year, their intrepid heroes are going on a train ride, but what happens when someone doesn’t make it off the train?! We’ll all find out together because you, the audience, will get to cast your vote for how this story ends!
Freedom Winds is the symphonic wind and percussion ensemble of Mile High Freedom Bands. This group performs four major events each season with repertoire that includes traditional concert band music, contemporary pops literature, and collaborative performances. Events include the annual Halloween production Spooktacular! Spooktacular!, the kickoff to Denver’s PrideFest Melodies of Pride, and traditional band concerts in the winter and spring.
Mark your calendars for one wild time! Girl Scouts are taking over Butterfly Pavilion on November 3 for a special day! Join us for a day of fun activities, crafts, and live animal encounters that will help you meet all the steps for your Brownie “Bugs” badge or Daisy “Make the World a Better Place” petal!
Individual adults: $12 (members $5)
Individual Girl Scouts: $8 (members $5)
Children under 2: FREE
That’s just $20 for adult and child individual, $10 for member adult and child!
We are happy to offer group rates for troops if you meet the following criteria:
There are 10 or more guests in your group
You pay for the entire group with one payment
Basic troop pricing is:
Children (2-12): $6
Under 2: Free, as always
Girl Scout Day includes:
Access to all indoor and outdoor exhibits!
Girl Scout self-guided scavenger hunt (which can tick off many steps!)
A full schedule of programs, all centered around bugs, science, and making our world a better place!
Several stations with crafts, snacks, activities, and discussions set up throughout the Pavilion for groups to explore at their own pace — all based on the Brownie “Bugs” badge or Daisy “Make the World a Better Place” petal!
A certificate for having attended Girl Scout Day at Butterfly Pavilion!
Vendors with more games, crafts, activities, and giveaways!
There will be no timed classes this year, so more Girl Scouts can attend. However, your experience will meet all steps necessary to earn your Brownie “Bugs” badge or Daisy “Make the World a Better Place” petal.
Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors are invited to celebrate International Day of the Girl and learn about the practices and traditions of other cultures around the world through various fun and creative activities while emphasizing the importance of inclusivity by educating acceptance and understanding of our differences.
The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Colorado Transportation YOU Committee presents Street Smarts Day for Girl Scouts. Join us for a multi-modal tour through downtown Denver. Learn how transportation affects our urban environment and links communities by visiting various stations in downtown Denver that highlight transportation elements, including ADA, bikes, transit, and bridges.
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m., tour begins at 9 a.m.
Location: I-25 and Broadway Light Rail Station, 901 S Broadway, Denver, CO
Total Number of Participants (including parents/troop leaders): 65
Target Age Group: 4th, 5th, 6th grade Girl Scouts
Cost: $5 per Girl Scout
Additional Information: Lunch will be provided and Girl Scouts will earn patches. The entire tour is outdoors, please dress appropriately.
This year’s Denver MakerFaire will be Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14, 2018 at the National Western Complex.
Often called the world’s greatest show (and tell), MakerFaire features hands-on interactive booths, including computer programming, constructing robots, miniature steam engines, interactive storytelling, and much, much more.
Want to fire your Girl Scouts’ imaginations for their STEM badges? This is the place!
Check out the Family four-pack discount or use coupon code SCOUTS to get a great deal on children’s tickets!
Innovating isn’t just for high-tech businesses. Every G.I.R.L. who comes to MakerFaire can try her hand at all kinds of innovative practices and see how everyday people are tinkering and making to make the world a better place!