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Girl Scout Engineering Day

Girl Scout Engineering Day

Saturday, November 10, 2018

9 a.m. – Noon

Colorado School of Mines – Ben Parker Student Center

$10/girl

Register at: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2018/girl_scout_engineeri.html

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).

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Girl Scouts get hands-on construction experience

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!

Free tickets for “Clue on the Spooky Express”

Submitted by Alex Erkenbeck

Metro Denver

Denver

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

3 p.m.

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.

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Girl Scout Day at the Butterfly Pavilion

Saturday, November 3, 2018

9 a.m. – 5 p.m

6252 W 104th Ave.

Westminster, CO 80020

Register at: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2018/girl_scout_day_at_th_988795276.html

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!

COST:

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!

TROOP RATE:

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:
    Adults: $10
    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.

Questions? Contact Marissa at mcopan@butterflies.org or (720) 974 – 1877.

International Day of the Girl with Kappa Delta

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.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

11:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Kappa Delta House

412 W Laurel St.

Fort Collins, CO 80521

Register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18-YWp9r_n95th2BrjjszhJ39OYcTy8gG8CKPILXoghU/viewform?usp=drive_web&edit_requested=true

Please email phiepsilonvpcs@gmail.com if your Girl Scout has any food allergies.

Questions? phiepsilonvpcs@gmail.com

Girl Scout Night with Colorado Eagles Hockey

Saturday, November 3, 2018

7:05 p.m.

Budweiser Events Center

5290 Arena Circle

Loveland, CO 80538

The Colorado Eagles will host their annual Girl Scout Night on Saturday, November 3 vs. the Tucson Roadrunners at 7:05 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to see the new AHL team with this great offer!

Details:

  • Specially priced tickets for only $18 each (a savings of $9 per ticket)
  • First 200 to purchase tickets will receive a new Colorado Eagles patch
  • Special experiences include a photo on the ice after the game and player autographs for the largest troop in attendance

$1 per ticket sold will go back to the Girl Scouts of Colorado.

* Patch vouchers can be redeemed at Guest Services during the game.

Your tickets will be left at Will Call under the name used during checkout unless otherwise specified. Please include your troop number in the comments section to be seated with your group.

Questions? Contact Sean Linfield at 970-686-SHOT (7468) or slinfield@coloradoeagles.com.

Register at: https://eagles.isportstix.com/order/group/SCOUTNIGHT18/

Girl Scout Spirit Day with UNC Football

All Girl Scout levels, family, and friends are invited to Girl Scout Spirit Day with UNC Football on Saturday, October 20, 2018! Cheer on the Bears as they take on the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks.

Price: $7/ticket (plus fees)

Register at uncbears.com/tickets and use promo code GIRLSCOUTS

Girl Scouts are invited to interact with the Sugar Bears dance team, cheer squad, and Pride of the Rockies marching band! Girl Scout pre-game activities include:

  • Warm-ups and stunting with UNC cheerleaders
  • Tailgate parade with Pride of the Rockies marching band and UNC’s Sugar Bears dance team
  • National Anthem on the field
  • Fan tunnel when the Bears football team takes the field
  • Cheer and dance with the Sugar Bears dance team on the sideline of the game through the first quarter

A Colorado Girl Scout troop leader and season ticket holder has also graciously offered her tailgate spot for families to stop by.

Registration closes October 18.

Questions? Email nicole.brush@unco.edu

Girl Scout Day at CSU Environmental Learning Center

Calling all Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors to Girl Scout Day at the CSU Environmental Learning Center on Saturday, October 13, 2018!

Cost: $7/girl

Brownies: 9-11:30 a.m.

Juniors: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Brownies will: 

  • Go an adventure hike
  • Pick proper hiking gear
  • Learn about hiking nutrition
  • Pledge to leave no trace
  • Earn the “Hiking” badge, a “Wow! Wonders of Water” skill building badge

Juniors will:

  • Learn how to use a GPS
  • Make a trade item
  • Go on a geo-caching adventure
  • Learn about travel bugs
  • Earn the “Geo-caching” badge, an “It’s your Story – Tell It, Amuse” Journey skill building badge

For more information and to sign up visit www.csuelc.org.
Questions? elc@csuelc.org or 970-491-1661

* Cost does not include badge and badges will not be provided at event.

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Street Smarts Day

Submitted by Kristi Gemperline

Metro Denver

Littleton

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.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wtsgirl-scouts-street-smarts-day-tickets-49537994475  by October 6, 2018 at noon.

Please contact Kristi Gemperline at kristi.gemperline@gmail.com with questions.

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Boost your STEM journey at MakerFaire

Submitted by Kate Goodman

Metro Denver

Denver

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!

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2018/maker_faire.html

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!

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