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CU Basketball offers two great Girl Scout events


Join us for two great Girl Scout events hosted by CU Athletics! Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited to CU Men’s Basketball game on Sunday night, Feb. 12, 2017. Girl Scouts can earn the “Ralphie Recycling” fun patch with Ralphie’s Green Stampede before the game. Come cheer on the Buffs as they take on the Washington State Cougars. Pre-game activities start at 3 p.m. with game tip-off at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at www.cubuffs.com/promoEnter the code 2017GIRLSCOUTS.

Celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day with CU Women’s Basketball on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. CU Women’s sports teams will host a two-hour pregame skills clinic where Girl Scouts can perfect their sports skills and earn requirements towards their Athlete badges. CU’s Women’s Basketball will take on the Oregon Ducks, so come and root for the Buffs! The pregame clinic starts at 10 a.m. with game tip-off at noon. Children 12 and under are free. Children 12 and older and adult tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the door. Please note due to NCAA Recruiting Guidelines that only Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes can participate in the pre-game sports clinics.

Questions? Please contact Cassandra McCulley at cassandra.mcculley@colorado.edu or 303-492-4467. We hope to see you there!

Purchase an Elitch Gardens season pass & help GSCO

Purchase your 2017 Elitch Gardens season pass and benefit GSCO! Season passes are $69.99 per person and for each pass purchased through our link, GSCO will get back $5/pass. To purchase a pass, go to www.tinyurl.com/GSCOatEG .

Save the date for Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens, planned for August 11-13. Discounted tickets and Girl Scout activities will be offered. We’ll also host our annual Elitch Garden patch contest and this year we’ll have new, fun prizes for the Girl Scout who submits the winning design. More info on tickets, activities and the patch contest is coming soon! Questions? Please contact Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org .

Girl Scout Rocket Team Opportunity



Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts are invited to join GSCO’s Rocket Team! Girl Scouts have an opportunity to design and build a payload for United Launch Alliance’s Summer Intern Launch in July 2017. The team will meet January-July to design a payload and submit a proposal for a chance to launch their payload in a ULA rocket in July 2017. The launch is typically held the third weekend of July and was held at Fort Carson last year.

We’re looking for 3-10 Cadettes, Seniors, or Ambassadors to form the team. This is a first come, first served opportunity and the team will fill quickly. The team will meet in Colorado Springs/Pike’s Peak region. We expect the time commitment to be about 3-4 hours a week and the team will work with adult volunteers to determine a convenient schedule.

Dr. Warren Layfield from the Colorado Springs Rocket Society will lead the team. Dr. Layfield is a NASA Rocket Scientist who has mentored numerous youth in rocketry and Aerospace sciences. Interested in volunteering to assist? We’ll need adults to help with the team, too!

To sign-up for the team or to volunteer, please email lori.thompson@gscolorado.org. Thanks!


Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Avalanche


Join us for Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017! All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Cheer on the Avalanche as they take on the Nashville Predators. We have three great new additions to this year’s event. We’ll start with a pre-game cookie rally to get our Girl Scouts get excited for this year’s cookie sale. Also, each person who purchases a ticket will get an exclusive co-branded GSCO/Colorado Avalanche hat. This hat has been specially designed for this game only and will not be offered anywhere else, so the only way to get it is to purchase your ticket and come. Participants will also have the chance to win a penalty box game experience.

Tickets are $33/person and include game and cookie rally entry, penalty box experience drawing, and of course, the awesome GSCO/Colorado Avalanche hat. To purchase tickets, go to www.avstix.com/girlscouts17. The Colorado Avalanche will generously donate $5 for each ticket sold back to GSCO.

The game starts at 1 p.m., but come early to enjoy the pre-game cookie rally, pick up your hat, and get your entry into the penalty box experience drawing. Hope to see you there cheering on the Avs!

Questions? Please contact Kiley Long at Kiley.Long@TeamKSE.com or 303-405-7625.

Girl Scout Day at Boondocks

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Join us for winter break fun on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, at Boondocks in Northglenn. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family members are invited! Boondocks is offering a specially priced wristband that gives participants three hours of unlimited bowling with shoes included, miniature golf, 2-story laser tag, and $5 arcade play. Wristbands are $17.95 and good between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the 19th. Boondocks is generously donating back $3 from each wristband sold to GSCO.

Participants can also purchase an optional pizza buffet deal of $3.95, which includes a drink and 2 slices of either pepperoni or cheese pizza. The buffet is from 12:30-1:30 p.m. only, so please plan to attend during that time if you purchase the buffet deal.

Event RSPV Deadline is December 14, 2016. Please RSVP at this link https://goo.gl/5u2sVU and plan to pay at the door the day of the event. Questions? Please contact Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org.

Junior Girl Scouts earn Intellectual Property Patch

Junior Girls Scouts had an amazing experience at the Intellectual Property Patch Event! 29 Juniors learned about patents, trademarks, and how to patent their own inventions from the expert attorneys, software companies and the U.S. Patent Office. Did you know that women account for less than 20% of U.S. patents granted? This event highlighted many great inventions have been patented by women and encouraged our girls to invent great things and get a patent!  

Here are girls are learning about what a patent is, how important it is, and the technical parts of a patent. They had to draw a beach towel that provided complete sun coverage just from patent instructions. The girls also had to brainstorm ideas on how to improve the product to be included in a potential patent. We had some pretty creative Girl Scouts!


The Girl Scouts also learned about trademarks and had to come up with an original trademark, song, cheer, or poem that described them. They also learned how to protect what they created with copyrights. There were some great songs and logos!


A favorite part was the Passport to Intellectual Property fair where Girl Scouts visited directly with patent attorneys and companies that had really interesting patented technical inventions. They had to visit booths, give the inventions a try, and then get a stamp to earn their IP patch. Girl Scouts were also able to earn requirements towards their Junior Product Designer Badge.

Here Girl Scouts are learning about the four parts of patent law from attorneys from Gordon & Rees using Pez dispensers.


The U.S. Patent Office team shared info about Juliette Gordon Low, who holds two patents – one for the Trefoil and for a paper trash can liner. Girl Scouts used Low’s patent to make a small version of the liner from the exact instructions on her patent.


Girl Scouts tried some GPS mapping with Trimble.

image016There were a lot of great people and organizations that made this happen! A BIG thank you goes to the amazing team who made the event possible:

·         Julie Kane Akhter, Microsoft, the event organizer. Julie’s Girl Scout knowledge and professional expertise helped ensure this was a great event!

·         Megan Griggs, Intellectual Property Owners Association. We appreciated Megan’s support on logistics and the event patch for our Girl Scouts!

·         Molly Kocialski, Director, Rocky Mountain Reginal US Patent and Trade Mark Office. Molly and her team provided great instruction, support and a comfortable venue for the event!

 We loved the presentations shared with the girls by these talented folks:

·       Craig Mueller, Sheridan Ross P.C., who taught the girls about patents.

·         Sarah Burrows, HP, Inc., who taught the girls what’s needed to copyright their intellectual property.

·         Sarah Schneider, Sheridan Ross P.C., who taught our girls the importance of trademarks.

Thank you to the IPO Education Foundation, IPO Women in IP Committee, and Google for sponsoring the event! 

A big thank you to these organizations that shared their inventions and expertise at the fair:

·         US Patent and Trademark Office

·         Rocky Mountain Patent Office

·         Gordon & Rees

·         HP

·         Medtronic

·         Merchant & Gould

·         Microsoft

·         Sheridan Ross P.C.

·         Trimble

 A big thank you to Carole Vowell and Cindy Miller for GSCO support at the event!

 Upcoming Events

·         Operation Hope’s Banking on Our Future Financial Literacy workshop for older girls, Dec. 10, 2016, Denver. Cadettes and older will learn about budgeting, saving, and financing their dreams. Find more event info here.

·         Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Avalanche, Jan 14, 2017. Join us for annual day with the Avs. Pre-game cookie rally and a co-branded GSCO/Avalanche hat planned. Find ticket info here.

Questions or interested in learning more about these events? Contact GSCO Community Partnerships Manager Lori Thompson. 

IP Patch Event to Teach Junior Girl Scouts Patents, Inventions


Did you know that Juliette Gordon Low, our founder, was an inventor with two patents? Her most famous patent was for the Girl Scout trefoil. Low originally created a trefoil shaped badge that symbolizes the three parts of the Girl Scout promise. This trefoil design has been a registered trademark identifying Girl Scouts for more than 100 years. Low’s second patent was a utility patent for a liquid container to use in a trash can.

Junior Girls Scouts have a great opportunity to carry on Low’s inventive spirit at the upcoming Intellectual Property Patch Event, Saturday, Dec. 3 in Denver. The Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Education Foundation and IPO Women in IP Committee will host a day of fun, hands-on activities and presentations where Girl Scouts can explore how inventors solve problems and use intellectual property laws to protect their ideas and creations. They will learn about patents and design a trademark. Scouts will also visit with volunteers from local law firms and corporations on how their organizations use intellectual property to support innovation.

Event activities complement the Junior Product Designer badge and girls will be able to complete some of the badge requirements at this event. This event is only for Junior Girl Scouts and is free. Space is limited to the first 50 Junior Girl Scouts and spots will fill quickly for this fun workshop. Girl Scouts can register at this link – https://goo.gl/hpyL5j . Registration deadline is November 30. Questions? Please contact Colleen Wellington-Caban at 202.507.4500 or Foundation@ipo.org.

Girl Scout Day of Dance


Girl Scouts had a great time at Girl Scout Day of Dance with Colorado Ballet in Denver earlier this month! 74 girls learned how to do swing dance, contemporary expressive dance, ballet with Colorado Ballet instructors, and enjoyed a tour of the costume closet at the ballet’s studio. Cadettes also learned ballet techniques. It was great to see so many older girls at the event!

Here’s a video of Cadettes practicing their ballet moves:

Daisy dancers had fun learning different dance moves. What awesome energy! Here’s a fun video of Daisies learning their dance:


A BIG THANK YOU to our volunteer event coordinator, Brandy Schauppner, and the Sunset Hills Service Unit for hosing this great annual event! Brandy and her team did a great job and our hosts at the Colorado Ballet appreciated the outstanding job they did this year!

Upcoming Events

Intellectual Property Patch Junior Girl Scout Event, Dec. 3, Denver

The Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation is hosting an Intellectual Property Patch for Junior Girl Scouts on Dec. 3 at the Rocky Mountain Region US Patent Office in Denver. Girl Scouts will learn about trademarks and patents from Intellectual Property lawyers and earn requirements towards their Junior Product Designer badge. 

Great Russian Nutcracker Ballet, Dec. 8, Grand Junction and Dec. 9, Denver

Moscow Ballet presents this great holiday classic. All Girl Scouts, GSCO staff, friends, and family can get the Girl Scout group rate. For Denver tickets check here. For Grand Junction tickets, please contact Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org 

Girl Scout Day with the UNC Bears






Girl Scouts are invited to a cheer clinic and the University of Northern Colorado Bears Football Homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. Come learn cheer techniques and routines from UNC’s Division 1 Cheer Team. Join the team for a fan tunnel at the beginning of the game and to perform a routine during the first quarter of the game. Come to the game early and visit the Pepsi Fan Fest tailgate area, which opens at 9 a.m.

The cheer clinic starts at 11:30 a.m. and the game starts at                     1 p.m. Girl Scouts will get a commemorative cheer patch. Cost is $7/person. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Purchase tickets at www.uncbears.com/ticket and use the promo code “GIRLSCOUT16.”