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Girl Scout Exploration Day: Household Elf

Submitted by Melissa Gula

Metro Denver

Denver

How can Girl Scout Brownies help save the environment? Join us at Denver Botanic Gardens on April 28, 2018 for our Household Elf Girl Scout Exploration Day to find out! Through scavenger hunts, crafts, and hands-on activities, Girl Scouts will learn ways to save energy, conserve water, and reduce waste.

Brownies explore plants in the Gardens that have adapted to conserve water in dry climates and meet friendly worms that help compost waste. As a Household Elf, Girl Scouts will construct an energy-saving house, craft their own reusable shopping bags, and pot an air-purifying house plant to take home!

Girl Scout Exploration Days offer Girl Scout troops the opportunity to explore plant-based themes through a variety of hands-on activities and take-home projects. Stations are set up throughout the Gardens for groups to explore. Pack a picnic and make a day of it!

To accommodate a larger number of Girl Scouts and improve your group’s experience we are offering two admission times: 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Activity stations will be available to your group from the admission time you choose until 2:30 p.m.

This program is designed for Girl Scout Brownies. Admission is $12 per girl, which includes admission to the whole Gardens for the day. One adult (troop leader or parent) for every five girls is admitted free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings (those not participating in the take-home activities) receive a reduced admission of $7 each. Siblings who wish to participate in take-home activities should register as girls. For admission times, more details and to sign up, please visit: http://catalog.botanicgardens.org/DateSelection.aspx?item=2607

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Girl Scout Cookies booth at Pepsi Center

Troop 76134 from Erie hosted a Girl Scout Cookies booth at Pepsi Center! The troop was one of the winners of the ticket referral contest for Girl Scout Night with the Avalanche. The girls and their families had a great time at the game. In particular, many of the dads enjoyed watching the girls run their booth because they don’t usually get to see their daughters earning and learning the 5 Skills.

The troop sold more than 500 packages of cookies—and is still counting the Hometown Hero donations. One of the leaders told GSCO, “People were giving $20 bills for one package and said to keep the rest! Our troop’s Hometown Hero is the Weld County Sheriff’s Office this year, so they will be loaded up!”

 

Young Art and Girl Scouts

Submitted by Young Art

Metro Denver

Lone Tree

Young Art offers a drop in art studio for children in Park Meadows mall. Young Art is unique because they teach their students how to draw and use different techniques, and also allow parents to drop children off while they shop if they are over the age of three. At a time when art has been drastically eliminated from schools, Young Art activates its mission to inspire creativity at a local level. In the past, we have had Girl Scout troops come in and complete many badges in the art category. If you are interested in coming in to complete a badge please email Peyton Ramsey at parkmeadows@youngartusa.co or call us at 720-788-6664! Now offering 20% off for individual lessons and Girl Scout parties.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Free nutrition presentations for all Girl Scouts

Metro Denver

Centennial

Natural Grocers was built on five founding principles, the first being nutrition education. Because of our commitment to this each Natural Grocers location has a highly trained and educated Nutritional Health Coach. Our Nutritional Health Coaches help to empower local communities to take charge of their own health through healthy habits and nutrition. We are always looking for opportunities to teach others how gratifying and fun it can be to adopt a healthier lifestyle. With several classes to choose from, you are likely to find a class that looks exciting and even meets badge requirements! Some examples of classes include:

Kids Class- Nutrition 4 the Win: Discover how the food you eat feeds your muscles, heart, bones, and brain. Build a better plate with tasty treats and fun activities! Parents/caregivers—please stay and play. We can all win when it comes to nutrition!

Building Meals for Superhero Health Nutrition Education: Learn basic principles of meal planning to help remove the kryptonite from your diet and help you experience the POW!

Can Your Food Choices Save The Planet?: How can one person influence change in the face of such a problem? Farmers who raise animals on managed pasture provide a beacon of hope and a way in which your food choices can save the planet!

Call your local Natural Grocers to speak with a Nutritional Health Coach to schedule an event. We kindly ask for classes to have 12 or more participants.

Find your local Natural Grocers: https://www.naturalgrocers.com/store-locations/

Rachel is a Nutritional Health Coach at Natural Grocers and is passionate about teaching the community about wellness and nutrition. She has worked with Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes to help them earn a Healthy Living badge. The South Broadway Natural Grocers store has a beautiful demonstration kitchen where Scouts and parents can come for an interactive nutrition lesson, followed by healthy snacks. Please contact Rachel to schedule a free private class for your troop at nhc.dd@naturalgrocers.com or 303-733-3033.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Girl Scout Day at DU Gymnastics

Join us for Girl Scout Day with DU Gymnastics on Jan. 14. 2018! Come cheer on the Pioneers as they take on the Air Force Falcons. Meet the gymnastics team at a special post-game meet and greet with the team coaches. Each Girl Scout attending will get a special event patch.

All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Cost: $7/person ($5 ticket +online fees). Purchase tickets at this link – http://www.denverpioneers.com/tickets/ with promo code GIRLSCOUT. A portion of ticket sales will be donated back to GSCO. Questions? Please contact Lohren Stitt at lorhen.stitt@du.edu

Wilderness film screening at REI

Submitted by Brian Leitten

Metro Denver

Denver

REI is having an in-store movie night on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. and Girl Scouts are invited!  Shannon St. George, a Girl Scout from Cincinnati, Ohio, produced “Expedition Alaska” while she was in college.

“Expedition Alaska” is a 74-minute film that follows adventure racing teams on a seven-day, non-stop endurance race that took place through the Alaskan wilderness. The documentary follows 20 teams of four in a 350-mile competition as they mountain bike through the sharp peaks of the Kenai Peninsula, traverse mountain ranges and crevasse filled glaciers, and paddle countless life-threatening rivers and rapids.

The documentary is a project from the Production Master Class at the University of Cincinnati. The class focuses on experiential learning in documentary film production. Students traveled to Alaska to work with alumni, teachers, and professionals while braving the Alaskan wilderness alongside the racers. They faced many of the same challenges as the racers and still managed to capture some of the most compelling footage of adventure racing ever seen. Besides Shannon, the crew also had a Life Scout and Eagle Scout from BSA.

To purchase tickets please visit: https://www.alumni.uc.edu/ExpeditionAlaska?erid=14525820&trid=bcb93550-2d43-468b-841f-6b6b3f8ea0d9

$13 for adults, $8 for Girl Scouts. Proceeds go to supporting the Production Master Class and their future films.

After the screening, join the film director, Brian J. Leitten, for a Q&A with racers and crew.

Girl Scouts enjoy Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame exhibit

On Saturday, August 26, 2017, Girl Scouts were treated to a presentation by Woman of Distinction and Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame founder M.L. Hanson as she introduced the inspiring stories of some of the extraordinary women who have been inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. Their groundbreaking accomplishments, many times overcoming difficult challenges, have been amazing and contributed to enhancing diverse fields of endeavor from the arts and culture to science and technology. Following this was a private self-guided tour and reception. The traveling exhibit is currently housed by the Museum of the West in Grand Junction. Sponsors of this event invited Girl Scouts to learn about some of Colorado’s most influential women throughout history. Girls were able to pose for pictures with M.L. and ask about her personal journey as well as those on display. This is one of those rare opportunities that present themselves to Girl Scouts and makes being a part of our organization impactful on the lives of these girls.

Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens is Aug. 11-13, 2017

We’re excited for Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens this weekend! All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Come enjoy the park and the last days of summer!

Date: Friday, Aug. 11- Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017

Cost: $25.99/person. Purchase tickets here.

Special Girl Scout activities are planned for Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Come learn about Girl Scout traditions and pick up your free Girl Scout event patch!

Not able to make it?  Enjoy a season-long discount of $29.99/person for a park daily pass through the end of October. Cost is $29.99/ticket. Purchase tickets here and select the daily pass option.

GSCO gets a donation back on each ticket sold throughout the season, so thank you for your support!

Enjoy these special Girl Scout deals before summer ends!

Adventure Golf and Raceway, Federal Heights All Girl Scouts, friends, and family can enjoy a discounted entry fee of $21.95 off the regular rate of $29.95. Purchase tickets here and enter “Girl Scouts” (case and space sensitive) for the store name.

Water World, Federal Heights Water World is offering a generous discount for all Girl Scouts, friends, and family for the 2017 Summer Season. Purchase a daily pass for $30.99/person through our Girl Scout link, an $11 savings from the park’s regular daily rate of $41.99. Purchase tickets here and enter “Girl Scouts” (case and space sensitive) for the store name. Discounted meal vouchers are also available.

Upcoming Girl Scout Events

Aug. 27 – Girl Scout Night with the Grand Junction Rockies, Grand Junction. 5 p.m. game start. Girl Scouts in uniform get into the game free! Adults and other children can purchase tickets at the gate. Come cheer on the Rockies as they take on the Orem Owlz! To help us set aside enough seats for our Girl Scout section, please let us know if you are interested here.

Sept. 9 – CU Football Scout Day, Boulder. 12 p.m. game start. Tickets are $25. Come cheer on the Buffs as they take on the Texas State San Marcos Bobcats. Purchase tickets here and use the promo code GirlScouts17. A portion of ticket sales will be donated back to GSCO. Both Boy and Girl Scout families are invited, so purchase your tickets early to get your seat!

Sept. 16 – Scout Day with the Colorado Rockies, Denver. 6:10pm game start. Tickets range from $16-$25. Come cheer on the Colorado Rockies as they take on the San Diego Padres! Scouts get a fun event patch. A portion of each ticket sold through our GSCO promo code will be donated back to GSCO. The Rockies are having a great season, so tickets may go fast. Get yours today! Purchase tickets here and look for our GSCO promo code/link at the bottom of the page.

New activity opportunity in Northern Colorado

Submitted by Hailey Groo

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Girl Scouts of Colorado has partnered with the Poudre Heritage Alliance of the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area to bring a new activity opportunity! Through the Poudre Heritage Alliance’s Community Wellness Program, Girl Scouts can visit the Cache la Poudre River and participate in a super-fun heritage hunt! The available routes stretch from Bellvue to Greeley, and fulfills requirements towards the Brownie Hiker badge! Find out more about the program and sign up your Girl Scout troop at poudreheritage.org/wellness-program.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments too.

Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens and event patch contest

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Design the event patch for Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens! We’re looking for creative Girl Scouts to share their best design. The winning design will be the picture on our 2017 event pass. The Girl Scout who submits the winning design will win two Elitch Garden day tickets, VIP Rapid Ride passes, and two Attraction tickets (choice of XLR8R or Sling Shot).

The contest is open to all Girl Scouts. Entry forms can be found at https://goo.gl/qX9KqN . The registration deadline is June 27, 2017. Entries can be returned to your area GSCO office, the GSCO shop, or emailed to Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org.

Save the date for Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens, August. 11-13, 2017! All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. We’ll have special activities celebrating our GSCO Centennial on Saturday, Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for all Girl Scouts. Elitch Gardens is also hosting the band, “Forever In Your Mind,” in one of their season concerts, Saturday evening, which is included in park entry for the day.

Cost is $25.99/person. Tickets can be purchased at https://goo.gl/Ekz6Hx. Not able to make it? No problem. Elitch Gardens is offering a Girl Scout discount for daily entry of $29.99/person all season long that can be purchased through the same link. A portion of all tickets sold will be donated back to GSCO.

Questions? Please contact Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org. We hope to see you there!