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Girl Scout Day at CSU Environmental Learning Center

Girl Scout Day at the CSU Environmental Learning Center is Saturday, May 4, 2019.

Brownies, 9 – 11:30 a.m.

Juniors, 12:30 – 4 p.m.

Register online: https://elc-colostate.nbsstore.net/scout-programs

Registration closes April 20 or when capacity is reached.

The ELC is an ideal place for Girl Scouts to work toward and complete many of their badges Our site provides great, close-to-home opportunities to explore and learn about the natural world.

Brownies: Join us to earn your Hiker Badge at 9 – 11:30 a.m. This program is limited to 40 participants.

Juniors: Join us to earn your Geocacher Badge at 12:30 – 4 p.m. This program is limited to 20 participants.

Cost is $7 per Girl Scout for each program. Price does not include badge and no badges will be distributed at this event.

Becoming a Girl: Preventative Health Workshop

Submitted by Nashel Patel

Metro Denver


The APhA-ASP Women’s Health Initiative at the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy is excited to announce our fourth annual “Becoming a Girl: Preventative Health Workshop”  on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9 a.m. – noon.

Workshops will include body image, nutrition, bullying, medication safety, stress management, and exercise/dance!

Please RSVP by April 5 on this sign-up link:
https: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfegva-LF4MJKO85nZ1EGHXvMxlVeLY1aNoG9vScjZnUO-2iQ/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2qRfszIZ9MP3r4C1eMLADh3spJS_RLgW-s-lYpEj0gOq7p-X8IU0S32nA

The link also includes a map of how to get to our campus, where to park, and who to contact if you have any questions or concerns. Several girls approached me at the workshop last year and expressed how much they valued and enjoyed this opportunity. We hope your troops can learn something new (and have some fun) with us on April 27! They will get patches for attending!

If you have any questions please contact: Nashel Patel at nashel.patel@ucdenver.edu (415) 637 – 6411 or
Tracie Vanhorn at tracie.vanhorn@ucdenver.edu (719) 650 – 1744.

Becoming a Girl Workshop

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GSCO Photo Challenge: Swimming is my favorite

Submitted by Jordan Cook

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Our troop had a swim party with our service unit. I love to swim. It is my favorite thing to do. Swimming is great exercise. When it is winter in Colorado, we have to swim at indoor pools because it is too cold outside. In the summer, we go to outdoor pools.

Girl Scouts of Colorado hosts a pool party at Pirates Cove each year. We try to go every time. The games we play in the lazy river are my favorite. It is the best when we are able to meet friends or bring a group because we have more girls to play with.

Girl Scouts of Colorado is hosting a photo challenge! Just submit your favorite Girl Scout photo and the story behind it using the Share Your Stories form (www.gscoblog.org/share). Winners will be featured in future GSCO marketing materials, on GSCO’s social media networks, and on the GSCO Blog.

Daisy Flower Garden Journey

Girl Scout Daisies are invited to the Daisy Flower Garden Journey at the Denver Botanic Gardens on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, 2019! Spend part of your day at the Gardens and complete this fun Daisy Journey. Daisies will tour ten activity stations and complete fun gardening-themed activities to meet Journey requirements.


9 a.m. and 11 a.m. entry each day


$12/ Girl Scout


Register online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/daisy_flower_garden_.html

Registration End Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Troop leaders and parents: this is a great opportunity for Daisies to complete their first Girl Scout Journey! This Journey event includes a service project, which means Daisies can complete the whole Journey by visiting all ten stations throughout the Garden. You are also free to visit all the Gardens have to offer throughout the event and after activity stations close.

Choose from a 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. entry into the Gardens on Saturday or Sunday. Activity stations will close each day at 2 p.m.

Space is limited to 125 Girl Scout Daisies per entry time with a total event capacity of 250 Daisy Girl Scouts each day. This event usually fills early, so we recommend registering as soon as possible.

Registration will close April 16 OR when event capacity has been met.

Please note, this event is for the Daisy Flower Garden Journey and does not include earning Daisy Petals, as that is a separate activity. The event fee does not include Journey books and petal badges. Troops and girls can purchase Journey books and badges at the GSCO store or at our online store at http://www.girlscoutshop.com/COLORADO-COUNCIL. Journey books are not required, but some troops find them helpful to bring along to the event.

This is not a drop off event. All Girl Scouts must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader. Siblings and tag-alongs may attend but may not participate in activity stations.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

Girl Scout Troop 76134 at the Avalanche game

Girl Scouts of Colorado and the Colorado Avalanche partnered to host the annual Girl Scout Day with the Avalanche on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The troop with the top ticket referrals won a Girl Scout Cookies booth at the game and Troop 76134 won for the second year in a row!

The troop also had a special pre-game experience, watching the players warm up. Some girls sat in the penalty box and some on the bench!

After watching most of the game, the girls set up to sell Girl Scout Cookies at both exits! They sold 548 packages of cookies – beating their sale at the game last year.

The whole troop thanks the Colorado Avalanche for this special opportunity!

Look out for information about Girl Scout Day with the Avalanche again next year.

GSCO Photo Challenge: Dinosaur eats Daisy

Submitted by Evelyn M.

Metro Denver


At the Dinosaur Ridge Girl Scout event in October, Girl Scout Daisy Evelyn learned about ecology, making the earth a better place for animals, and almost got eaten by one!

Evelyn is the older sister of 4-year-old twins, who can’t wait to be Girl Scouts, too. She loves doing activities with her troop, trying new things, and then, teaching them to her sisters!

Girl Scouts of Colorado is hosting a photo challenge! Just submit your favorite Girl Scout photo and the story behind it using the Share Your Stories form (www.gscoblog.org/share). Winners will be featured in future GSCO marketing materials, on GSCO’s social media networks, and on the GSCO Blog.

STREAM Girls program in Longmont and Littleton


April 13, 2019- Longmont

May 11, 2019-  Littleton


Free for accompanying adult

STREAM Girls gives Girl Scouts the opportunity to earn a patch as they serve as citizen scientists, anglers, and artists, in order to build an appreciation for watershed conservation and the environment. This outdoor watershed experience employs STEM-education (science, technology, engineering, math) plus recreation and arts to explore a local stream.

Every person is a citizen of her watershed, and Colorado Trout Unlimited (TU) has partnered with Girl Scouts of Colorado so that girls will get the complete picture of what their stream could mean to them.

At this event, TU volunteers will lead Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes in observing a stream, collecting flow data, sampling macroinvertebrates (aka aquatic bugs), fly tying, and fly casting. The day also gives girls time to explore the natural area and record their thoughts and observations in their handbooks. Each girl will receive a STREAM Girls patch at the end of the day.

Light snacks will be provided throughout the day and participants should bring a nut-free sack lunch with them. A detailed packing list, liability waiver for CO Trout Unlimited, and other pre-information will be provided for all participants via email two weeks before the event.

These are not a drop off events, all Girl Scouts must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader. Girls attending with a troop leader must complete a Parent Permission form for a Girl Scout Activity that troop leaders will retain for their records. Adult-to-girl ratios must be met for girls attending as a troop. Parents, guardians, and troop leaders will supervise girls and assist with activities as needed.

Capacity for each event is 24 Girl Scouts. Registration will close on Tuesday, April 2 for the April program, April 30 for the May program, OR when capacity has been reached.

Register online for April 13 in Longmont: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/stream_girls.html

Register online for May 11 in Littleton: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/stream_girls_2001653544.html


Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame: History of Women

Submitted by Jordan Cook

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

I want to be a pilot. I appreciate that Girl Scouts provides the opportunities for me to learn about women who are already pilots and working in the industry.

I am looking forward to attending a program given by the Colorado 99’s again. Hope there is another one soon.

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is excited to partner with Girl Scouts of Colorado to provide girls across the state an opportunity to learn the stories of women who have shaped our state and the nation’s history with courage, leadership, intelligence, and creativity. Girl Scouts are future female leaders of Colorado and the Hall of Fame recognizes and preserves the accomplishments of past and present Colorado women. – M.L. Hanson, Founder of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Empty cookie packages needed for Daisy event

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s annual Daisy Flower Garden event at the Denver Botanic Gardens is right around the corner! We are collecting empty Girl Scout cookie packages for an upcycled craft at the event and would love your help with the collection. All varieties are accepted, and packages should be empty and flattened.

Troops in the Metro Denver region, you can bring your empty packages to your next service unit meeting and your volunteer support specialist will bring them to our Denver office for you.

We will collect packages until April 4, 2019.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

Calling all book lovers

Submitted by Children’s Festival of Stories

Metro Denver


Love reading?

Want to meet some of your favorite children’s book authors?

Join our volunteer efforts and you will assist in our mission of promoting literacy, celebrating children’s books, and sharing the joys of reading – AND you could engage with some of today’s most beloved children’s authors and illustrators – there are over 40 coming to our festival!

Our day-long FREE public event will feature national, regional, and local authors of board books, picture books, chapter books and middle reader books. The festival will include book signings, panel discussions and activities developed for kiddos aged to about 12 years.

This kind of event needs LOTS OF HELPING HANDS and we’re hoping Girls Scouts will jump at the chance! As a volunteer, you might be the personal assistant for one of our authors, help some of the little kiddos make their very own bookmark or perhaps guide some of our guests around the festival making sure everyone gets to enjoy the activities. There will also be a special performance by The Story Bakers – a professional acting troupe who will perform stories written by a school child; that story could even be something you write – look for details here – https://www.denvercfos.com/submit-a-story

We’d love to have you join us for this important day. You might even find some other girls who will want to join YOU in Girl Scouts!

Please contact us as soon as possible with questions OR to let us know that you are happy to help us show everyone that READING IS FUN!

Contact us at bookstokidsco@gmail.com

Event Details
Children’s Festival of Stories 2019
SATURDAY, MARCH 23rd, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

3550 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80211


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