Tag Archives: Community partnerships

Patch Program for Older Girl Scouts with Arrow Electronics

Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to announce a new patch program for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors in partnership with Arrow Electronics. Fill out this interest form and we will email you details when they are announced!

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 was at the can send in her story here.

Virtual Cookie Cheer with Denver Broncos Cheerleading

 

Girl Scouts and their families are invited to a special session to get moving and get excited for cookies with Denver Broncos Cheerleaders on January 23, 2021!

Register now: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/virtual_cookie_cheer_with_denver_broncos_cheerleading_01232021
Registration closes Thursday, January 21, 2021.

The Denver Broncos Cheerleaders promote self-esteem, pride, commitment, and discipline among young women in our community. This collaboration with Girl Scouts of Colorado  offers a rare and truly special opportunity for young women to learn from the experts in dance, movement, and fitness! Current Denver Broncos Cheerleaders will lead Girl Scouts through activities focused on movement, stretching, dance. They will also teach girls a short cheer to get excited about cookie season!

Girl Scouts will also have a chance to ask questions live via the chat box.

Sessions:

  • Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors (K – 5th grade) on January 23 from 9 – 9:30 a.m. MST
  • Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (6th -12th grade) on January 23 from 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. MST

Girl Scouts are encouraged to invite their family and friends to participate with them!

You can also purchase a special “2021 Virtual Cookie Cheer” patch for $3 during registration.

All attendees must have a current Girl Scout membership.

We recommend getting ready for this special virtual program by creating your own pom-poms at home! Here are some simple instructions: https://www.instructables.com/DIY-Cheerleading-Pom-Poms/. You will use your pom-poms during the program so keep them handy!

We will use Zoom to host this webinar. All information on how to join online or via phone will be emailed out to registrants the day before the webinar. Each individual participant should be registered so we can track participation. Please do not share the information on how to join with others who have not registered.

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 was at the can send in her story here.

Little Library and Bench Added to Berthoud

Submitted by Lori Major

Northern & Northeastern CO

Berthoud

After a long process, Lorelai and Alexis of Troop 74087 were finally able to finish their Silver Award project! They added another Little Library, including a bench, to the Berthoud community. When asked why this project, their answer was, “We care about the kids in the community and want them to have books available to read that were easy to access when the library wasn’t open.”

The process started with a class offered by GE Johnson in Colorado Springs. The girls built a bench and cabinet with the help of the company employees. GE Johnson drew three troop numbers to determine who got the benches. Their troop was selected to take the bench home and install it in the community. The challenge of finding the perfect location took the longest. These girls learned about the construction of the library and bench, as well as how to work as a team. They also learned great communication skills through the process. This project was long and hard but worth the success in the end.

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.

NEW Fire and First-Aid Adventure from South Metro Fire

Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to share a new resource from South Metro Fire and Rescue,  a fire and first-aid adventure! Please use this online resource to help complete requirements for your Girl Scout First-Aid badge. If you use this resource, please make sure to complete the “exit ticket” linked on the last page. Questions? Email reducingrisk@southmetro.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.

The CELL’s Virtual 365 Series: Radicalization and Violent Extremism Today

Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors are invited to attend The CELL’S Virtual 365 National Security Event Series: Radicalization and Violent Extremist Today on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 4 – 4:45 p.m. This program session is for Girl Scouts in grades 9-12 only. Girl Scouts from outside Colorado are welcome to participate.

Register now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2021/feb04_the_cell_s_vir.html Registration will close Thursday, January 28 OR when capacity is met.

The Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL) is dedicated to the prevention of terrorism through education, empowerment, and engagement. As a nonprofit, non-partisan institution, its exhibit, speaker series, and training initiatives provide a comprehensive look at the threat of terrorism and how individuals can play a role in the prevention of terrorism, ultimately enhancing public safety.

This program has been adapted specifically for virtual learning. A CELL educator will take girls through a lesson and they will hear from Jesse Morton, former Al-Qaeda propagandist, and Christian Picciolini, a former white supremacist. Their remarkable stories will address:

  • Violent extremist threat today
  • Who is vulnerable to radicalization and why
  • Ways to recognize and help prevent extremist recruitment tactics

Information on how to join the program online will be included in your confirmation email.

This program will be available to watch as a recording for one week after the program date. If interested in watching, please register and use the information provided in the confirmation email to watch the recording. The recording will not be available to those who do not register and will not be available past February 11.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

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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.

Day of Dance: Second Date Added

Due to overwhelming interest in Girl Scout Day of Dance with Colorado Ballet, we have added a second session on January 9, 2021!

Register now: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/day_of_dance_with_the_colorado_ballet_virtual_01_09_2021

Girl Scouts will experience three different dance genres throughout the program including ballet, jazz, and creative movement. Dancers will be exposed to the specific techniques as well as improvisation and dance concepts. The program will start promptly at 9:30 a.m., please make sure to log in on time. 2021 Day of Dance patches are available for purchase with registration.

Participating in this program will help meet requirements for the following:

  • Daisy: Courageous and Strong petal
  • Brownie: Dancer badge
  • Junior: Staying Fit badge

After completing the registration form, all Girl Scouts attending must also complete the form linked in your confirmation email to participate on January 9. This additional form includes acknowledgement of the Colorado Ballet’s terms and conditions. Girl Scouts will not be permitted to participate if this form is not completed. Information on how to join the program via Zoom will be emailed out to everyone on Wednesday, January 6.

Girls: Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in! The Colorado Ballet recommends anyone under the age of seven to be barefoot as it helps to integrate plantar reflexes. Otherwise, barefoot is great for all ages unless girls have ballet slippers or socks, they would like to wear. Don’t forget to keep a water bottle and snack nearby.

Registration will close Tuesday, January 5 OR when capacity is met.

All girls attending must have a 2021 Girl Scout membership. Girl Scouts outside of Colorado are welcome to attend.

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.

Listen Now – Meet an Expert with Lockheed Martin

Girl Scouts of Colorado thanks the Women’s Impact Network at Lockheed Martin for participating in our “Meet an Expert” webinar series on November 17 and 18, 2020. More than 300 Girl Scouts from all over the country participated and learned about the space industry, careers at Lockheed Martin, and what the future of space exploration looks like. Panelists from Lockheed Martin included:

  • Lauren McCulley, Spacecraft Design Engineer
  • Shelby Hopkins, Systems Engineer
  • Kari Van Zyl, RF Engineer
  • Kaitlyn Britt, Human Factors Engineer
  • Danielle Leonard, Financial Analyst

Each panelist introduced herself and spoke to the girls about what she does at Lockheed Martin. Then, the girls were led through a short lesson about space exploration. After the presentation, the panelists answered questions that girls submitted in advance and live in the chat box. Girls asked all different kinds of questions from, “What did you study in school?” and, “Are you good at math?” to, “Will we colonize the Moon one day?”.

Girl Scouts who participated live earned a special Lockheed Martin and Girl Scouts patch. Missed the live sessions? Watch the recorded webinars linked below. Watching the recordings meets the requirements for the “Meet an Expert” patch and the new STEM Career Exploration Badges for Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes.

Check out upcoming Meet an Expert webinars on the GSCO Events Calendar: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events/event-list.html?q=meet+an+expert

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.

Earn your Girl Scouts and Lockheed Martin Patch

Girl Scouts of Colorado and Lockheed Martin Women’s Impact Network present a special opportunity for Girl Scouts to learn about goal setting, networking, and branding! Girls will hear from an amazing panel of women and participate in a live Q&A session. Please submit your questions for our panelists in advance through the registration link.

Dates:

  • November 17, 2020 4-4:45 p.m.: Daisies, Brownies, Juniors
  • November 18, 2020 4-5:30 p.m.: Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors

Register Now: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/meet_an_expert_special_edition_lockheed_martin_womens_impact_network_webinar_11_17_2020_11_18_2020

Registration will close Friday, November 13.

Panelists Include:

  • Kaitlyn Britt, Human Factors, Design Engineer
  • Kari Van Zyl, RF Engineer
  • Danielle Leonard, Financial Analyst, Leadership Development
  • Shelby Hopkins, Senior Systems Engineer
  • Lauren McCulley, Spacecraft Design Engineer

Participation in this session will help meet requirements for the new STEM Career Exploration badges for Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes.

Girls will also receive a special Lockheed Martin and Girl Scouts patch in the mail after participating. The patch will only be provided to girls who register in advance and attend the program live.

When registering, you are telling us you will be logging in LIVE! Our panelists will prepare based on registration numbers, so please make sure you log in on time. Both sessions will be recorded. Do not register if you plan to watch the recording.

We will use Zoom to host these sessions. All information on how to join online or via phone will be emailed to registrants the day before the webinar. Each individual participant should be registered so we can track participation. Please do not share the information on how to join with others who have not registered.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

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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 Day at Butterfly Pavilion

This program is hosted by Butterfly Pavilion. Please email all questions to mcopan@butterflies.org.

Girl Scouts are taking over Butterfly Pavilion on November 14, 2020 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Earn your Brownie Bugs badge or Daisy Make the World a Better Place petal.

Register now: https://butterflies.org/event/girl-scout-day/

Due to COVID-19, registration is limited to ensure safety and maximize fun! Girl Scout Day tickets will allow up to 20 guests for each time slot.

For the first hour of your Girl Scout Day adventure, explore indoor and outdoor exhibits. Next is 40 minutes in Classroom A with activities, crafts, animals, and fun just for your troop! The event includes:

  • Access to indoor and outdoor exhibit.
  • Girl Scout self-guided scavenger hunt, which can tick off many badge requirements!
  • Full schedule of programs, all centered around bugs, science, and making our world a better place!
  • Several stations with crafts, activities, and discussions– all based on the Brownie Bugs badge and Rosie petal!
  • Certificate and reusable tote for having attended Girl Scout Day at Butterfly Pavilion!

Cost (includes general admission to Butterfly Pavilion as well as extra activities):

  • Adults: $14 (members $5)
  • Girl Scouts (and siblings): $10 (members $5)
  • Children under 2: FREE

Please note: Pre-registration is required. No walk-ups will be accepted. Masks are required.

Instead of wristbands, please have your group members wear Girl Scout clothing and have your Girl Scout Day ticket ready upon arrival for the front desk. This will gain your group access to Girl Scout Day activities in the classroom when it is your scheduled time.

For Leaders: Girl Scouts will need to purchase the badges that they earn directly through Girl Scouts, but there will be discounted Butterfly Pavilion badges and patches available in the gift shop to commemorate your experience!

For Groups: Siblings are welcome, please list them as a child ticket. One adult per group is required. You must pay for the entire group with one payment. Advanced tickets are required.

Refunds, exchanges, or transfers: Girl Scout Day at Butterfly Pavilion issues no refunds, exchanges, or transfers. Please do your best to get an accurate group count upon purchasing, as you will not be able to receive a refund.

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

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 and Nuestra Tierra are partnering together in November 2020 for our Taller Crea Tu Camino / Make Your Path Workshop. We are so excited for our November 10, 2020 event! We are focusing on outdoor conservation and this bilingual workshop will include activities that fulfill badge requirements, creating a video to send to one of 23 Spanish speaking countries worldwide who are part of our digital pen pals, and talking about how to take action in this field.

Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project does amazing work in conservation. “When we conserve the land, we conserve life” shows the commitment they have. This group was created in 2017 by a group of Hispanic/Latinx conservation advocates to provide communities of color with opportunities for community engagement, and access and education around public lands and waters.

We have two workshops available and you can register your K-5 girls and your 6-12 girls at the following links:

Taller Crea Tu Camino / Make Your Path Workshop – DBJ

(grades K-5 at 5:30 p.m. on November 10)

http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/taller_crea_tu_camin_281100848.html

Taller Crea Tu Camino / Make Your Path Workshop – CSA

(grades 6-12 at 6:30 p.m. on November 10)

http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/taller_crea_tu_camin.html

Learn more about Nuestra Tierra here: https://www.nuestra-tierra.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.

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Girl Scouts of Colorado y Nuestra Tierra están trabajando juntos este mes para nuestro Taller Crea Tu Camino / Make Your Path Workshop. ¡Estamos muy emocionados para nuestro evento este 10 de noviembre! Este mes estaremos enfocando en la conservación del aire libre y este taller bilingüe incluirá actividades que llenaran requisitos de insignias, crearan un video para mandar a uno de los 23 países donde se habla español mundialmente que son parte de nuestros pen pals digitales, y hablaremos acerca de cómo tomar acción en este campo.

Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project hace trabajo maravilloso en la conservación. “Cuando conservamos la tierra, conservamos la vida” muestra el compromiso que tienen. Este grupo fue creado en 2017 por un grupo de abogados de la conservación de la comunidad Hispana/Latinx para proveer a las comunidades de color con oportunidades de participar y tener acceso y educación a las tierras y el agua pública.

Tenemos 2 talleres disponibles donde pueden registrar a sus niñas en grados K-5 y las de los grados 6-12 en los siguientes enlaces:

Taller Crea Tu Camino / Make Your Path Workshop – DBJ

(grados K-5 a las 5:30 p.m. en 11/10/2020)

http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/taller_crea_tu_camin_281100848.html

Taller Crea Tu Camino / Make Your Path Workshop – CSA

(grados 6-12 a las 6:30 pm en 11/10/2020)

http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/taller_crea_tu_camin.html

Aprende más acerca de Nuestra Tierra aquí: https://www.nuestra-tierra.org/

Queremos escuchar de sus hijas y de cómo han usado sus habilidades desarrolladas en Girl Scouts al tomar la iniciativa en su comunidad y Girl Scouts en su hogar. Puedes mandar su historia aqui.