Tag Archives: Community partnerships

Bunk with the Beasts

Submitted by Marie Merrill-Exton

Southwestern CO

Pagosa Springs

Daisy Troop 26237 of Pagosa Springs set a goal to “Bunk with the Beasts” at Denver Zoo with their money earned from the Girl Scout Cookie Program. They did just that in June! The girls made so many memories together from building Girl Scout Thin Mint bears at Build-A-Bear to walking Denver Zoo at night to learn about the different animals and what makes them unique. It was an incredibly memorable experience for all!

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

Older girl volunteers needed for Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens

UPDATE as of July 8, 2019: All of these volunteer spots have been filled.

We are thrilled to have our annual Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens on July 19, 20, and 21, 2019!

We are hosting a Girl Scout activity table on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and are in need of older girl volunteers to run the table on both days from noon – 2 p.m. Volunteers should be in groups of at least two – five Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, or Ambassadors with at least two adults present at all times. We will provide all supplies and instructions for the activity, as well as complimentary tickets to Elitch Gardens for the day of your volunteer shift. You are more than welcome to enjoy the park before and after your volunteer shift. Folks who are not volunteering for the day can also take advantage of the Girl Scout discount for tickets: https://www.elitchgardens.com/girl-scouts.

This opportunity is a great way for Girl Scouts to earn Program Aide hours, hours for your Community Service Bar, Service to Girl Scouting Bar, or service hours for school. We expect all volunteers to represent Girl Scouts, exhibit appropriate language, behavior, and act as a role model for younger girls.

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org with your name, troop number, number of girls volunteering, and number of adults accompanying girls.

Questions? aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

STEAM For All Festival

STEAM For All Festival

Sunday, July 14, 2019

12 – 4 p.m.

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

7711 E Academy Blvd.

Denver, CO 80230

Apollopalooza is a week-long regional celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and future human space exploration.

In partnership with The Sentinel Colorado, Wings Over the Rockies is pleased to host STEAM For All Festival as part of the exciting week-long celebration. This event will be filled with engaging and hands-on STEAM activities dedicated to getting EVERYONE involved in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.

Wings Over the Rockies and The Sentinel are partnering with fellow institutions, industry-leaders, and experts in STEAM to bring attendees a comprehensive overview of how to get involved in STEAM, what STEAM is, how these fields can be used for personal and career development and, most importantly, how to have fun in these fields!

The event is free for all children age 16 and under and is $5 for adults. The $5 adult fee will be waived for two adults accompanying groups of five or more Girl Scouts. To take advantage of this opportunity, you must email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org with your troop number, number of girls, and number of adults by July 10. Special thanks to Lockheed Martin for partnering with Wings Over the Rockies and Girl Scouts of Colorado to make this opportunity available for Girl Scouts.

RSVP and purchase tickets for groups with less than five Girl Scouts: https://wingsmuseum.org/event/steam/

Learn more about Apollopalooza: https://wingsmuseum.org/events/apollo/visit/

Girl Powered LEGO Engineering camp

 

 

 

Submitted by Shay Sinnott

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

My name is Shay and I manage the Northern Colorado regions of Play-Well TEKnologies. We run LEGO engineering programs for kids ages 5-12. A new initiative we have taken on over the past couple of years has been a girl powered engineering programming which focuses on providing supportive environments for young girls to learn about STEM fields and explore their interests. In addition to our girl powered LEGO engineering programs, we have worked with many Girl Scout troops all over Colorado to help troops earn badges in mechanical engineering, STEM, and robotics! If you are interested in hosting a badge workshop with Play-Well, please contact shay@play-well.org.For more information, go to www.play-well.org.

We have a special girl powered LEGO engineering camp coming up in Fort Collins at the Foothills Activity Center! We hope your girls will join us for a great week of female-led building. The camp is July 15 – 18, 2019 from 9 a.m. – noon and is for ages 5-7 and 1 – 4 p.m. is for ages 8-12. Interested families can sign up through the City of Fort Collins Recreator.  Register by July 8!

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

“Playing the Past” at Plains Conservation Center

Visit Denver Botanic Gardens’ Plains Conservation Center through their One-Day Prairie Perspectives Immersion experience and earn the “Playing the Past” badge for Girl Scout Juniors.

Immerse your Girl Scouts in the challenging perspective of a child growing up in the 1800’s as a Cheyenne Indian or a homesteader. Girls can explore the prairie ecosystem and participate in activities at the homestead and Cheyenne camp, cook a meal, journal, and connect with the cultural history. Overnight portion includes campfire, storytelling, wagon rides on the prairie, and sleeping in the tipis (weather permitting).

Cost:

  • One-Day Prairie Perspective Immersion, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.: $60 within SCFD / $65 outside SCFD
  • One-Day Prairie Perspectives Plus Optional Overnight ends 9 a.m. the following day: $125 within SCFD / $130 outside SCFD

One adult chaperone admitted free for every five students, additional chaperones are $30 each for the one day program and $60 each for the overnight program. A 50-percent deposit is due at least 30 days prior to program date; full payment is due at least one week pre-program.

More information: https://www.botanicgardens.org/education/schools-teachers/plains-conservation-center

Questions? pccinfo@botanicgardens.org

Raising up the next generation of girls

Submitted by Aimee Artzer, GSCO Community Partnerships Manager

Metro Denver

Denver

“Grit & Grace” is a podcast about strong women doing amazing things in business, fitness, and life! Tahverlee interviews some of the most remarkable women who have been so helpful in her entrepreneurial journey and shares the trials and triumphs on their success.

Aimee Artzer of the Girl Scouts of Colorado, along with Beth Barela of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, are teaching our next generation of girls that they truly can be anything they want to be. By sharing the stories of the women inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, they are learning what courage and determination looks like from some of the greats. The two organizations have come together to collaborate on supporting girls and women alike.

Listen to the “Grit & Grace” podcast on the Ladies Chit Chat club or wherever you listen to your podcasts: https://www.ladieschitchatclub.com/podcasts/raising-up-the-next-generation-of-girls-0?utm_campaign=Grit%20and%20Grace%20&utm_content=93768228&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&hss_channel=fbp-223415024877169

Girl Scout Day with the Grand Junction Rockies

Girl Scout Day with the Grand Junction Rockies is Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 5 p.m. at Suplizio Field in Grand Junction!

RSVP/buy tickets online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/girl_scout_day_with__1663008610.html

All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited to cheer on the Rockies as they take on the Orem Owls! One of our very own Girl Scouts will be singing the National Anthem at the beginning of the game!

Tickets are free for Girl Scouts in uniform. Tickets are $9 per person ages 11 and older and $7 for non-Girl Scout youth ages 5-10. Children 4 years old and under are free. Purchase tickets and RSVP for Girl Scouts using the “register now” button on the link above. The registration deadline is Wednesday, August 14. Late registrations will NOT be accepted.

When you purchase/RSVP for tickets, you’ll be asked to enter a Girl Scout troop number for a referral. The troop with the most ticket referrals will be the “field of dreams team” for the night! They will get to go on the field and meet the players, run out for the National Anthem, and pick a troop leader to throw the first pitch of the game!

A GSCO staff member will meet attendees outside the gates before the game to distribute physical tickets.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

Summer fun with Girl Scouts

Spend Summer 2019 having fun with Girl Scouts across Colorado! GSCO has lots of fun events planned that you can enjoy with your family, friends, or your troop! Invite a non-Girl Scout friend to any of these events and show them how fun Girl Scouts is.

Girl Scout Days at Water World

June 17 – 30, Federal Heights

Girl Scouts of all ages, friends, and family are invited to take advantage of special discounted pricing for Water World June 17, 2019 through June 30, 2019.

World’s Largest Swim Lesson at Water World

June 20, Federal Heights

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to celebrate the World’s Largest Swim Lesson at Water World! Swim lesson 8 a.m. – 10 a.m., park opens to all at 10 a.m.

Girl Scout Night at the Colorado Rapids

June 28, Commerce City

Join the Colorado Rapids for Girl Scout night! All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited! Each Girl Scout in attendance will receive a limited-edition Colorado Rapids patch at the game and access to the post-game fireworks show. The top three troops with the most ticket referrals will get to participate in a special in-game experience.

Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend

July 13 & 14, State Parks across Colorado

Share your love of the great outdoors and get to know your local state park on July 13 or 14 with events in state parks across Colorado. Girls can attend as part of a troop or with their family – it’s the perfect opportunity to take advantage of warm summer weather, spend time in nature and get inspired for future outdoor adventures. Girl Scouts who participate will earn an exclusive patch (details to come).

Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens

July 19 – 21, Denver

Join us for our annual Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens on July 19- 21! Girl Scouts of all ages, family and friends are invited to take advantage of discounted tickets. Each Girl Scout participating in our special Girl Scout days will receive an event patch.

Pirates Cove Girl Scout Summer Swim Party

July 29, Littleton

Join us at Pirate’s Cove for our annual Girl Scout Swim party! All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Bring a friend and show them some of the fun that Girl Scouts have to offer! This is also a great opportunity to have a kickoff for your troop before the school year starts!

Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Rockies

August 4, Denver

Join us for Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, August 4, 2019. All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited. Cheer on the Rockies as they take on the San Francisco Giants. All Girl Scouts attending are invited to participate in pre-game parade and will receive a special event patch.

Girl Scout Day with the Grand Junction Rockies

August 18, Grand Junction

One of our very own Girl Scouts will be singing the National Anthem at the beginning of the game! When you purchase/RSVP for tickets, you’ll be asked to enter a Girl Scout troop number for a referral. The troop with the most ticket referrals will be the “field of dreams team” for the night! They will get to go on the field and meet the players, run out for the national anthem, and pick a troop leader to throw the first pitch of the game!

Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org to be added to interest list.

Paw Patrol Live

August 25, Colorado Springs

All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited to take advantage of discounted tickets to Paw Patrol Live at the Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts. Discounted tickets are only available for the 2 p.m. performance on Sunday, August 25.

Save the Date: Girl Scout Night with the Rocky Mountain Vibes

September 6, Colorado Springs

Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org to be added to interest list.

Save the Date: Girl Scout Day at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

September 14, Glenwood Springs

Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org to be added to interest list.

Save the Date: Girl Scout Night with the Colorado Switchbacks

September 28, Colorado Springs

Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org to be added to interest list.

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Girl Scout summer swim party at Pirate’s Cove

Join us at Pirate’s Cove in Littleton for our annual Girl Scout swim party! All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Bring a friend and show them some of the fun that Girl Scouts has to offer. This is also a great opportunity to have a kickoff for your troop before the school year starts!

When:

Monday, July 29, 2019

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Cost:

$6 per person (children and adults)

$3 per patch – We have an optional event patch you can purchase for this event and it will be distributed at the registration table upon arrival!

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

Registration deadline: Thursday, July 25

** Online registrations will not be accepted after Thursday, July 25. Walk-up registration day of will be accepted with exact cash or check only. Priority entrance will be given to advance registrations. 

Pirate’s Cove offers a leisure pool with a large play structure, a 25-meter, six-lane pool, a 35-foot slide tower with three slides, a lazy river, and more for summer fun! Participants are welcome to bring in snacks or a picnic. Concessions will not be offered on-site. No glass bottles permitted. For more information, please review the Pirates Cove Guidelines online: http://www.piratescovecolorado.com/-guidelines.

Please note, Pirates Cove will be open for regular business hours on this day. If you choose to go to Pirates Cove before the Girl Scout event, you will need pay regular entry into the park, exit the park at 6 p.m. when they close, then enter again at 6:30 p.m. for no charge.

This is not a drop off event. All Girl Scouts must attend with her parent/guardian or troop leaders. Adult to girl ratios for events must be met.

Questions? Please feel free to contact Aimee Artzer at aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

Celebrate Father’s Day with Girl Scouts of Colorado

Bring the whole family to Meadow Mountain Ranch on Sunday, June 16, 2019 to celebrate Father’s Day AND World Environment Day!

In partnership with the Colorado State Forest Service, Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to offer Girl Scouts, along with their family and friends, a way to focus on and celebrate the environment. World Environment Day is a global occasion to highlight and discus the importance of environmental awareness and action. By celebrating World Environment Day, Girl Scouts honor Juliette Gordon Low’s legacy, by promoting respect and love of the great outdoors far and wide. Through Girl Scouts, girls see the Earth as their home. Whether they’re learning about endangered wildlife, developing creative recycling projects, or working toward a grade-level award, girls focus on care, conservation, and responsibility. They make sure the beauty and wonder of our planet endure for future generations to enjoy.

From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., girls, along with their friends and family, will have the opportunity to participate in several activities across the camp property. The event is open-house style and you’re welcome to come for the whole event, or part of it, and participate in whichever activities interest you. Activities include:

  • Activities from the Global Action Days Toolkit
  •  A hands-on activity from our awesome partner, the Colorado State Forest Service
  • A chance to meet with a Girl Scout alum about her career in forestry/environmental science and experiences as a wildland firefighter
  • Conservation related service projects on the property
  • Walk the MMR Nature Trail and earn your patch (patches for sale via GSCO Retail Shop)
  • S’mores station
  • Displays from the GSCO Global Action Committee & History Committee

You are welcome to bring a sack lunch and/or snacks for the day.

You can also pick up your FREE Global Action Days patch at this event. You have earned the Global Action Days patch by celebrating three of the Global Action Days during the year by completing at least one activity from the toolkit for each day. Because World Thinking Day has its own award, it cannot be used to earn the Global Action Days patch. You may use this World Environment day toward the patch requirements.

RSVP online by June 11: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/world_environment_da.html The RSVP will also ask how many Global Action Days patches you’ll be picking up that day. If you do not RSVP in advance, we cannot guarantee a patch for you that day.

This is not a drop off event. All girls must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader. Adult-to-girl ratios must be met. Girls attending with a troop leader should bring a completed parent permission form for a Girl Scout activity, which her troop leader should retain in case of emergency.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

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