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Webinars with the U.S. Census Bureau

Join Girl Scouts of Colorado staff and a representative from the U.S. Census Bureau – Denver Region to learn all about the 2020 Census and its impact. Learn about the history of the Census, how this year’s Census is different, current response rate in Colorado, and more! We will also review the “Stand and Be Counted” patch program and will have time for an open Q&A.

Both webinars are open to anyone who is interested. Thursday, April 9, 2020 will be designed for K – fifth grade. Tuesday, April 14 will be designed for sixth – eighth  grade. Capacity is limited for each webinar. If capacity is met, we will schedule additional webinars.

We will use Zoom to host this webinar. All information on how to join online or via phone will be emailed to registrants the day before the webinar.

Register for April 9 (K – fifth grade):

https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/girl_scout_webinar_with_the_u_s_census_bureau_04_09_2020

Register for April 14 (sixth – eighth grade):

https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/girl_scout_webinar_with_the_u_s_census_bureau_04_14_2020

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

FBI Teen Academy in Ft Collins

The FBI’s Teen Academy program allows high school students an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today’s FBI. Generally, each course iteration is a minimum of eight hours, but can be a week-long program with blocks of instruction and demonstrations at a local field office. Students are provided with several presentations on topics including terrorism, cyber crime, public corruption, polygraph exams, evidence response, SWAT, and the day-to-day operations of a typical FBI office. Students also learn from special agents, intelligence analysts, language specialists, and professional staff about investigative tactics that include gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and assisting with cases.

How to  apply

At this time, the FBI hopes to host their teen academies as scheduled. Any change in status will be communicated to all applicants.

FBI Denver will be hosting three teen academies in 2020:

  • Wind River, Wyoming on May 9, 2020
  • Casper, Wyoming on May 30, 2020
  • Ft. Collins, Colorado on July 24, 2020

Applications and supporting essays for any Teen Academy must be received by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31. Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted.

Apply online: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/denver/community-outreach#Teen-Academy

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Secrets to Success: Conversation Station Leader Shauna Johnson, Technical Manager, Candlelight Dinner Playhouse

As of March 16, 2020, this event has been canceled.

All girls in grades 6-12 are invited to connect with professional women in a variety of career paths at Girl Scouts of Colorado’s first “Secrets to Success” event in Northern Colorado on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Aims Community College. Girls will personally engage with top women leaders in a variety of career fields such as law, emergency response, animal care, theatre, and more. This event joins today’s leaders with the next generation, to share their expertise and provide inspiration for success. Financial assistance and travel stipends are available. Register now: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/2020secrets_to_success_nc_04_18_2020

In preparation for this exciting event, we are thrilled to announce some of the amazing women whom girls will be engaging with, including Shauna Johnson, Technical Manager, Candlelight Dinner Playhouse.

Shauna Johnson grew up in a musical family and fell in love with the technical side of theatre in high school. Her career has spanned more than 20 years and she has been with the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse since it opened in 2008. While at the Candlelight, she has worked as Technical Director and Stage Manager, and is now part of the Executive Management Team as Technical Manager, which means she is responsible for all technical areas and the maintenance of the building. Shauna received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from the University of Northern Colorado and has worked as a designer and technician for many theatre companies across the state, as well as Stage Manager and Head Carpenter at the Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley for local productions and National Tours. Shauna is a proud 2015 True West Award winner for her management and special effect work on “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” at the Candlelight. When asked about the challenges women face in technical theatre she says, “Women can be found in all aspects of theatre. However, Technical Directing tends to appeal to men more, so it has always been a challenge for me to prove that I belong. I have always believed that hard work, expert knowledge, and refined skills should have more impact when it comes to any job, regardless of age, race, or sex. I am proud that, by simply doing the work and doing it well, I am valuable and I have gained the respect of my colleagues, not only at the Candlelight, but across the state.”

When she isn’t working, Shauna has most likely escaped to the mountains with her dogs or can be found cheering on the Rockies and spoiling her nieces and nephews.

Secrets to Success: Conversation Station Leader Lisa Denke, P.E., Project Manager/Engineer

As of March 16, 2020, this event has been canceled.

All girls in grades 6-12 are invited to connect with professional women in a variety of career paths at Girl Scouts of Colorado’s first “Secrets to Success” event in Northern Colorado on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Aims Community College. Girls will personally engage with top women leaders in a variety of career fields such as law, emergency response, animal care, theatre, and more. This event joins today’s leaders with the next generation, to share their expertise and provide inspiration for success. Financial assistance and travel stipends are available. Register now: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/2020secrets_to_success_nc_04_18_2020

In preparation for this exciting event, we are thrilled to announce some of the amazing women whom girls will be engaging with, including Lisa Denke, P.E., Project Manager/Engineer.

Lisa graduated from Wind River High School in Wyoming and attended the local community college, earning an Associate degree in Music. Lisa moved to Laramie where she studied music and engineering, graduating from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

After graduation, she took several jobs where she was doing things that would be considered Mechanical Engineering, such as job cementing, acidizing, and fracking.  Later, jobs required other skills, such as chemistry, leading her to retake basic chemistry at Colorado State University. Lisa believes what you learn in school can be very relevant to what you do in your job and learning shouldn’t ever stop!

Currently, Lisa works as an engineering consultant, and recently taught Oilfield Operations in Dubai, showing you never know where your talents will be needed! She also leads the hymns at her church and sings special music selections. She enjoys learning about the history of this area, including Germans from Russia.

Older girl volunteer opportunity at Daisy Flower Garden

The Daisy Flower Garden Journey planned for Sunday, May 17, 2020 at the Denver Botanic Gardens has been canceled. Thanks to everyone who volunteered to help! If we are able to reschedule this event, we will let you know. 

Love to work with Girl Scout Daisies? We’re looking for you! Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, and approved adult volunteers are invited to run activity stations at our Daisy Flower Garden Journey at the Denver Botanic Gardens on Sunday, May 17, 2020.  We need volunteers for a morning shift (8 – 11:30 a.m.) and afternoon shift (11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.). All volunteers will get free entry into the Denver Botanic Gardens for the day, so come early or stay after your volunteer shift to enjoy the Gardens. All supplies for activity stations will be provided by GSCO. Sign up online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/older_girl_volunteer.html

This is a great way to earn Program Aide hours, hours for your Community Service Bar, Service to Girl Scouting Bar, or service hours for school. Adult volunteers must be approved, background-checked Girl Scout volunteers to meet GSCO and the Denver Botanic Gardens’ volunteer guidelines. All girls volunteering must be accompanied by an approved, background-checked Girl Scout volunteer and adult to girl ratios for events must be met.

This sign-up will close on Wednesday, May 6.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame patch workshops

 

This event has been canceled as of March 13, 2020.

Join GSCO for Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame patch workshops on Saturday, April 4, 2020 in Grand Junction! Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to special workshops at the GSCO service center to earn their Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame patch! Supporters of the COWHF will lead girls through activities adapted from the online instructions and girls will receive their patch at the workshop. Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies are invited to a morning workshop from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors are invited to an afternoon workshop from 1 – 3 p.m.

Register online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/colorado_women_s_hal.html

This is not a drop-off event. All Girl Scouts must attend with a troop leader, parent, or guardian.

Registration will close when the workshops have met capacity OR on Wednesday, April 1.

This patch program launched in 2019 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.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

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Empty cookie packages needed for Daisy event

UPDATE: The Daisy Flower Garden Journey planned for Sunday, May 17, 2020 at the Denver Botanic Gardens has been canceled. If we are able to reschedule this event, we will let you know. In the meantime, if you’re able to hang on/keep collecting empty cookie packages, please do. GSCO can still use them for future projects even if this event cannot be rescheduled.

 

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 (cardboard packages only) for an upcycled craft at the event and would love your help with the collection. All varieties in cardboard packages 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 the Denver office for you.

We need about 300 empty packages. This blog will be updated when we have collected enough.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

“Secrets to Success” in the Northern & Northeastern CO region

“What is your Secret to Success? Girls have the unique opportunity to ask that question and many more of top local women leaders our first “Secrets to Success” event in the Northern & Northeastern CO region! It will be Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 9 a.m. – noon at Aims Community College (5401 20th St., Greeley, 80634).

Link to register: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/secrets_to_success_1616242345.html

Girls will connect with professional women in a variety of career fields, giving them a unique opportunity to directly engage with incredible women in our community. This program joins today’s leaders with the next generation, to share their expertise and provide inspiration for success.

** This program is open to all girls in grades 6-12. You do not need to be a Girl Scout to attend.**

Registration is $5 per girl and includes snacks. Financial assistance is available, including travel stipend if program site is more than 100 miles round trip from your home. Registration closes on April 14 or when event reaches capacity.

This is a drop-off event. In partnership with Aims Community College, we will host a separate, concurrent campus tour and information session for interested adults who wish to remain on campus during girl programming.

Completed permission forms are required at check in. Download here.

For more information, contact 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 23, 2020 at Coors Field in Denver. All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited. Cheer on the Rockies as they take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. All Girl Scouts attending are invited to participate in a pre-game parade and will receive a special event patch.

The game starts at 1:10 p.m. Girl Scouts participating in the parade should arrive 1.5 – 2 hours prior to game time to prepare. Detailed information about the parade outlined HERE: 40962780_2020_girl_scout_day_parade_information

To purchase tickets, visit rockies.com/scout and select “Girl Scouts of Colorado”.

Ticket prices vary depending on seats chosen.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org OR hannah.browne@rockies.com

 

Annual statewide bridging ceremony at Royal Gorge Bridge

As of March 16, 2020, this event has been canceled. We are working on an alternative date and will share it with you as soon as we have it.

A bridging ceremony is an important transition in a Girl Scout’s life. It’s a defining moment when a girl celebrates her achievements and prepares for new adventures and responsibilities. Once a girl bridges to a higher level of Girl Scouts, her leadership skills and the experiences she will have continue to grow. Girl Scouts is not simply an after-school activity, it’s the Girl Scout Leadership Experience that builds as girls progress through the program that gives girls the skills they need to empower themselves to take their place as future leaders.

Join Girl Scouts from across Colorado at our annual statewide bridging ceremony on the Royal Gorge Bridge – the highest suspension bridge in the United States! We will have an official crossing of the bridge on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 11 a.m. and will host a reception after. Register here: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/annual_statewide_bri.html

After crossing the bridge, you’ll check in at the Girl Scout table outside the reception area. The reception includes cupcakes, lemonade, and activities led by GSCO staff. Girl Scouts of Colorado reception:

  • $5 per Girl Scout (includes patch)
  • $3 per friends, family, tagalongs

All attendees must also pay $19 per person for discounted admission into the Park, which is good all day. Your discounted admission covers access to the park, bridge, theater, children’s play land, unlimited Gondola rides, and any other seasonally available attractions and entertainment. It is not necessary to pre-purchase your tickets to the Park, no matter how many you purchase. All tickets to enter the park will be sold at the Visitor Center the morning of the event.

Anyone is welcome to enter the park and participate in the bridging ceremony at 11 a.m. without attending the Girl Scout reception after.

To register for the GSCO reception: Register for the GSCO reception through the link on the GSCO Events Calendar. Patches are included with the $5 Girl Scout option. You will also need to purchase your special discounted admission tickets to the Park at $19 per person at the Park day-of event.

Registration for the GSCO reception will close on Thursday, April 23. We will NOT accept late registrations for the reception.

If you need to submit multiple registration forms, click the “back” button on your browser and make necessary edits and submit the form again for additional attendees.

There are no refunds for this event.

Interested in camping near the Royal Gorge for this event? Check out camping information on the Cañon City website.

Leaders, to prepare your troop, see Volunteer Essentials.

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

If you have any questions about this event or have trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

Cannot make it to this exciting event? Host your own event for your service unit or troop using the Girl Scout Guide to Bridging! https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/dam/girlscoutsofcolorado/documents/girl_scout_bridging_guide.pdf