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24 Girl Scouts learn about watershed conservation and the environment

 

In partnership with Colorado Trout Unlimited (CTU) and Anadarko, two dozen Girl Scouts had the opportunity to serve as citizen scientists, anglers, and artists on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Kassler Center in Littleton. The goal of the event was to help girls develop an appreciation for watershed conservation and the environment. This outdoor watershed experience employed STEM-education (science, technology, engineering, math), plus recreation and arts to explore a local stream. CTU volunteers led Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes in observing a stream, collecting flow data, sampling macroinvertebrates (aka aquatic bugs), fly tying, and fly casting. Girls also explored the natural area around Kassler Center and recorded their thoughts and observations.

Colorado Trout Unlimited is dedicated to conserving, protecting, and restoring Colorado’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. With a grassroots base comprised of nearly 12,000 members in 24 local chapters across the state, CTU works both locally and statewide through advocacy, education, and on-the-ground restoration projects. For more information visit www.coloradotu.org.

Girl Scout Night at the Colorado Rapids

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join the Colorado Rapids for Girl Scout Night on June 28, 2019 at 8 p.m. at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (6000 Victory Way Commerce City 80022)! 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. When purchasing tickets you’ll be asked to enter a troop number for referral. The top three troops with the most ticket referrals will get to participate in a special in-game experience. Top troops will receive more information on the experience the week of the game. Tickets are $29. All tickets will be delivered on Flash Seats. Purchase tickets at https://rapids.ksetickets.com/GirlScouts. Questions? Please contact Bianca Velez at (303) 727 – 3590 or Bianca.Velez@TeamKSE.com.

Hundreds of Girl Scout Daisies explore Denver Botanic Gardens

As many as 350 Girl Scout Daisies, parents, and volunteers gathered at Denver Botanic Gardens for Girl Scouts of Colorado’s annual Daisy Flower Garden Journey on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, 2019! Daisies toured ten stations and completed fun gardening-themed activities to meet the colorful, global characters at the center of the Daisy Flower Garden, who teach them to live the Girl Scout Law. Activities included playing games, creating flower crowns, yoga, and making an upcycled craft from a Girl Scout cookie package.

Girl Scouts of Colorado is 32,000 strong—more than 22,000 girls and 10,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Ga., she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org.

Elitch Gardens Patch Contest

We cannot wait to celebrate summer with Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens on July 19, 20, and 21, 2019! However, we need your help with the patch design. We are looking for creative Girl Scouts to submit their best design for this year’s patch. The winning design will be made into the special patch that will be given out over the weekend and the winning designer will receive two free tickets, two VIP Rapid Rides passes, and two Attraction Passes (XLR8R or Sling Shot)!

Check out all the patch design guidelines and instructions online here: https://www.elitchgardens.com/sites/elitch2/uploads/documents/Groups/2019/Elitch_Gardens_PATCH_CONTEST_ENTRY_FORM_2019__2.pdf

Patch designs need to be received via email by May 31 and should be emailed to aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org or mailed to:

Aimee Artzer – Patch Contest

Girl Scouts of Colorado

2801 E. Florida Ave, Suite 720

Denver, CO 80210

The winner will be announced in late June.

Check out our events calendar for details on discounted tickets for Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens and patch contest

Join GSCO for our annual Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens (2000 Elitch Circle Denver 80204) on July 19, 20, and 21, 2019! Girl Scouts of all ages, family, and friends are invited. A special Girl Scout table will be set up on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tickets are $26.99/person (normally $59.99 at the main gate). Discounted parking vouchers are also available for $15 (discounted from $20).

Purchase tickets online at: https://www.elitchgardens.com/girl-scouts

Each Girl Scout participating in our special Girl Scout days will receive an event patch! However, we need your help with the patch design. We are looking for creative Girl Scouts to submit their best design for the 2019 patch. The winning design will be made into the special patch that will be given out over the weekend and the winning designer will receive two free tickets, two VIP Rapid Rides passes, and two Attraction Passes (XLR8R or Sling Shot)!

Check out all the patch design guidelines and instructions online here: https://www.elitchgardens.com/sites/elitch2/uploads/documents/Groups/2019/Elitch_Gardens_PATCH_CONTEST_ENTRY_FORM_2019__2.pdf

Patch designs need to be received via email by May 31 and should be emailed to aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org or mailed to:

Aimee Artzer – Patch Contest

Girl Scouts of Colorado

2801 E. Florida Ave, Suite 720

Denver, CO 80210

The winner will be announced in late June.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

Free event: Synchro De Mayo in Manitou Springs

Submitted by Kimberly Everhart

Pikes Peak

Manitou Springs

Come join us at Manitou Pool on Sunday, May 5, 2019 for Synchro De Mayo and give synchro a try! This free, fun event is open to all girls ages 6 to 13. Girl Scouts can even earn a fun synchro patch!

Register: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090445a4a62fa3f94-synchro

Schedule:

1:30 – 2 p.m.: Registration/swim test

2  – 3:15 p.m.: Stretching, skills, and practice

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.: Water show

3:45 – 4 p.m.: Patches, snacks, and goodbyes!

Please include your name, age, and add “yes” to confirm you can swim!

Date: Sunday, May 5

Time: 1:30 – 4 p.m.

Location: 202 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs 80829

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“Designing Robots” badge workshop with Arrow Electronics

Girl Scout Juniors are invited to earn their “Designing Robots” badge with Arrow Electronics.

When:

Saturday, June 1, 2019

9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Where:

Arrow Electronics

Centennial

Register online now:

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/junior_designing_rob.html

Arrow Electronics is an American Fortune 500 company headquartered in Centennial. The company specializes in distribution and value-added services relating to electronic components and computer products.

Light breakfast will be provided during check-in and girls will receive their “Designing Robots” badge at the end of the workshop. All girls should have earned their “Programming Robots” badge prior to attending the workshop.

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.

Registration closes on May 23 OR when capacity has been met.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

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Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Rockies

Join us for Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Coors Field in Denver. 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.

The game starts at 1:10 p.m. Girl Scouts participating in the pre-game parade should arrive two hours before the game to prepare. More information will be released closer to game day.

To purchase tickets, visit rockies.com/scout and use promo code GS2019.

See the flyer above for all information. You can click on the image to make it larger and easier to read.

Ticket prices vary depending on seats chosen.

Questions? Email Community Partnerships Manager Aimee Artzer at aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

Colorado Springs Girl Scout earns patch from Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Submitted by Erin B.

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

To celebrate Women’s History Month, my mom took me to CSU in Ft. Collins and I met my cousin Raechel. We all walked to the library on campus and checked out the exhibit on display about Colorado women who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. It was really interesting. My favorite was learning about Susan Helms. How amazing to be a part of so many firsts for women! She attended the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, where I’m from.

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

Be a Household Elf at Denver Botanic Gardens

Submitted by Melissa Gula

Metro Denver

Denver

How can you help save the environment? Join us at Denver Botanic Gardens on April 13, 2019 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.

When: 

Saturday, April 13

Choose a 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. start time

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens

What: Household Elf Brownie Girl Scout Exploration Day

Girl Scout Exploration Days offer girls the opportunity to explore plant-based themes through a variety of hands-on activities and take-home projects. Each exploration day offers several activity stations set up throughout the Gardens for groups to explore at their own pace. Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it.
Through a day of interactive hands-on activities Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to explore the many different areas of the Gardens as they learn about ways they can help the environment. Girl Scouts will:

  • Discover simple ways to conserve energy at home.
  • Complete a scavenger hunt to learn more about water smart gardening.
  • Decorate a reusable shopping bag to take home.
  • Explore vermicomposting.
  • Plant a house plant to take home.

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 Girl Scouts 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 Girl Scouts.

Use the link below to register or call (720) 865 – 3785.
http://catalog.botanicgardens.org/default.aspx?q=Girl+Scout+Exploration+Day&tagid=34&from=11%2F30%2F2018&until=11%2F30%2F2019.

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