Tag Archives: Community partnerships

GE Johnson’s Careers in Construction Day for Cadettes and Seniors

Girl Scout Cadettes and Seniors are invited to Careers in Construction Day hosted by GE Johnson on Saturday, September 29, 2018 in Colorado Springs. Construction Day covers a broad range of construction careers from building to project management to sustainability and more! Come learn from GE Johnson’s experts. Try your hand at building and make a little free library you can place in your neighborhood. Cadettes can earn requirements towards the “Woodworking” badge. The GE Johnson team will also host a behind-the-scenes construction tour of the U.S. Olympic Museum.

Cost is $10/ Girl Scout Cadette/Senior. Registration can be found at https://goo.gl/9Y4evs and the registration deadline is September 14. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. Girls will want to bring a sack lunch and refillable water bottle and wear closed toe shoes (no sandals or flip flops, please). The event will be hosted at GE Johnson’s Logistics Facility in Colorado Springs and the U.S. Olympic Museum construction site. Participants will need transportation from GE Johnson’s Logistics Facility to the US Olympic Museum.

Questions? Please email Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org.

Earn the “Responsible Cat Ownership” patch from the International Cat Association

Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies can earn a “Responsible Cat Owner” patch from the International Cat Association (TICA) at the Denver County Fair, July 14 and 15, 2018. Patches are earned after completion of TICA’s Cat Care 101 lesson, an interactive tutorial that covers how to choose a cat and the responsibilities that go with having a kitty in your life. Girl Scouts will practice how to groom and care for a cat on plush kittens. Lessons take about 15 minutes and girls who participate will get certificate and patches.

There is no charge to earn the patch, but participants must buy an entry ticket to the fair. General Admission tickets are $10/adults and $3 for kids 3-11. Tickets can be ordered at http://www.denvercountyfair.org . For more information about the patch lesson schedule, please contact Jackie Rose at cuddlebugpersians@msn.com.

The fair will be held at the National Western Event Complex at 4655 Humboldt Street in Denver. TICA is the world’s largest registry of pedigreed and household cats. TICA will host a variety of family-friendly feline activities at the fair including cat shows, feline agility demonstrations, painting classes and more. For more information, please contact cuddlebugpersians@msn.com.

No Man’s Land Film Festival screening

Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited to the No Man’s Land Film Festival at the Avalon Theater in Grand Junction, June 30, 2018. The festival features films about women athletes and adventurers. The goal of the No Man’s Land Film Festival is to redefine feminine in adventure and sport through film. This all-female film festival highlights individuals who have a desire to experience their passions and environments through a uniquely female lens. A panel discussion is planned before the film screenings.

The panel discussion is planned from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and films begin at 6:45 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. The event will be held at the Avalon Theater in Grand Junction and cost is $15/person. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.avalontheatregj.com/events/no-mans-land.

A big thank you goes to the Rotary Club of Grand Junction for sponsoring this event! For more information about the No Man’s Land Film Festival, please visit http://nomanslandfilmfestival.org/world-tour/ .

Questions? Please contact GSCO Community Partnerships Manager Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org about event information. For ticket information, please contact the Avalon Theater at (970) 263-5700 or email info@grandjunctionevents.com.

Elitch Gardens patch contest winner

Congratulations to Brianna, a Girl Scout Junior from Littleton, for submitting the winning patch design for our Elitch Gardens patch contest! Brianna’s design will be featured on the event patch that will be given to each participating Girl Scout during our Girl Scout Days with Elitch Gardens July 27-29, 2018.

All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited to Girl Scout Days. Cost is $25.99/person. Tickets can be purchased at https://goo.gl/Ekz6Hx. Not able to make it? No problem. Elitch Gardens is offering a Girl Scout discount for a daily ticket all season long that can be purchased through the same link. A portion of all tickets sold will be donated back to GSCO.

Questions? Please contact Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org. We hope to see you there!

Help needed: Constructing a solitary bee hotel at Denver Botanic Gardens-Chatfield Farms

Update as of June 25, 2018: Thanks to everyone that responded to Philip regarding the Solitary Bee Hotel project at Denver Botanic Gardens-Chatfield Farms in Littleton.  Philip received a lot of replies from interested Scout Leaders.  He’d like to limit the responses to the groups that have responded so far, and will begin contacting them with specifics for the project.  Thanks again!

Submitted by Philip Cuka

Metro Denver

Littleton

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms (DBG-CF) in South Littleton is interested in having a solitary bee hotel on site.  The hotel would serve as a nesting location for a variety of solitary bees, and other pollinators, which are needed for the variety of flowers and vegetables in the area.  The hotel will also serve as an educational piece for raising public awareness about the important role of pollinators in the food chain, and threats to their livelihood.

In late summer/fall 2018, the DBG-CF staff is planning to hold a volunteer event for creating individual solitary bee houses.  The houses will then be placed in the solitary bee hotel.  The event will be similar to last Fall’s event at Waterton Canyon (https://denverwatertap.org/2017/08/07/naturegoers-abuzz-new-bee-hotel/), and is being directed by some of the same members.

For this year’s event, the DBG-CF staff is looking for a Girl Scout or troop to assist with the construction of the bee hotel.  A design has already been decided on, and materials are being gathered by several groups.  The Girl Scout/troop would will have the opportunity to (learn to) use a variety of hand tools in the construction of the hotel.  No experience is necessary.  The construction of the hotel is currently planned for late July/early August.

For more information, please contact Philip Cuka at SolitaryBeeBandB@yahoo.com.

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

Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Rockies

Update from the Colorado Rockies as of May 14, 2018: We strongly encourage GSCO staff, Girl Scouts, and families to purchase their tickets for this event as soon as possible to get the best deal. This event is shared with two other Boy Scout councils and the event sold out last year. If you have thought about going to a game, we recommend purchasing tickets now and not wait. You can purchase tickets for our event on August 26 at www.rockies.com/scout with the promo code GS2018. We get a donation back on each ticket sold through this link. Questions? Please contact reach out to me or contact Hannah Browne at hannah.browne@rockies.com about specific ticket sales.

Join us for Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018! All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Cheer on the Rockies as they take on the St. Louis Cardinals. All Girl Scouts attending can participate in a pre-game parade and will get a special event patch. The game starts at 1:10 p.m. Girl Scouts wanting to participate in the pre-game parade will want to come about two hours earlier to prepare (more information coming closer to the game).

There are several ticket options to choose from and ticket prices range between $20-$55 depending on the location and tickets selected. For more information about ticket prices and locations, please go www.rockies.com/scout and use the promo code GS2018. GSCO will receive a donation back on each ticket sold using this unique code.

Event patches will be given to those who purchase tickets through our GSCO link and promo code. This is the only way to get the special event patch! Last year, this event sold out early, so you’ll want to purchase tickets soon for this year’s game. Questions? Please contact Hannah Browne at hannah.browne@rockies.com. We hope to see you there!

Royal Gorge Girl Scout Bridging

Join Girl Scouts across Colorado for our annual Girl Scout Bridging at the Royal Gorge Bridge on Saturday, May 19, 2018! GSCO is organizing an official bridging walk at the bridge in Canon City at 11 a.m. and will host a short reception afterwards. Cost is $5/Girl Scout and $3/friends and family, plus $17 per person for discounted entry to the park, which is good all day.

Registration will be done in two parts. To participate in GSCO’s Bridging Ceremony and reception, please register at https://goo.gl/35nkcT . Registration deadline for the reception is May 15. Each Girl Scout registration includes a special Centennial event patch.

Admission tickets for the bridge can also be purchased the day of the event at the bridge’s admission center. Tickets can also be purchased by contacting the Royal Gorge Bridge directly at (719) 275-7507. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family will need to purchase an admission ticket to enter the Royal Gorge for the bridging ceremony.

Not bridging, but still want to enjoy the Royal Gorge Bridge? Not a problem! All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are welcome to enjoy the discounted admission for the day. Just arrive before 11 a.m. to purchase tickets.

Interested in camping near the Royal Gorge for this event? Check out these campsites:

•Royal Gorge Park – https://goo.gl/wXcUIX
•Other campsites on the hill close to the Royal Gorge – http://www.canoncitycolorado.com/camping

For more information about the bridge, go to http://royalgorgebridge.com/Questions? Please contact Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org.

Save the date: Royal Gorge Bridging

 

 

 

 

 

Save the date for GSCO’s statewide Girl Scout Bridging at the Royal Gorge Bridge on May 19, 2018! The bridge, located outside of Canyon City, is one of the most majestic backdrops for a Girl Scout Bridging with it’s breathtaking scenery. Last year, we had more than 300 Girl Scouts, friends, and family cross the bridge during the ceremony and enjoy a cupcake reception afterwards.

Admission to the park for the bridging ceremony is good for the day, so many Girl Scouts and troops plan extra time to enjoy the bridge and the different attractions onsite. The bridge has a lot of picnic tables and different hiking trails available for use as well as food onsite. There’s also several campsites close by.

Information about this year’s ceremony and reception is coming soon. To be notified when bridging registration opens, please contact GSCO Community Partnerships Manager Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org. For more information about the Royal Gorge Bridge, please go to http://royalgorgebridge.com.

BeHerd: Equine-assisted activities program

Submitted by Catherine Berra

Metro Denver

Littleton

Hello! What began as a new adventure in my own life, one of adopting and riding a rescue horse, has transformed into a program to assist others in finding their path to self-confidence. Horses are magical and magnificent creatures and offer a wonderful partnership in our journey as humans. One of the truly important parts of any successful endeavor is to assess our own herds, the people we choose to be in our life. The BeHerd program partners with horses and offers a forum for conversation regarding our own choices in our lives. Partnering with a horse on the ground, we discuss the herd mentality, vision and respect. Participants are able to verbalize their thoughts while grooming the horse and discussing their current and future “herds.”

This program will help Girl Scouts earn requirements toward their Junior Horseback Riding badge!

Contact BeHerdllc.com 720-421-5033

Amazing girls do amazing things! I believe our self-confidence stems from our choices. Horses listen and reveal to us like mirrors and I’m excited to share these lessons!

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

Girl Scouts are invited to “Expedition Alaska” screening

Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited to a screening of “Expedition Alaska,” on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 in Grand Junction. Learn the story of a seven-day, non-stop endurance race that took place through the Alaskan wilderness and meet the film’s director. The documentary follows 20 teams of four in a 350-mile competition as they mountain bike through the sharp peaks of the Kenai Peninsula, traverse mountain ranges and crevasse-filled glaciers, and paddle countless life-threatening rivers and rapids. With only a map and compass as their guide, endurance athletes brave the Alaskan wilderness for the competition of a lifetime. Expedition Alaska tests the boundaries of teamwork and human determination.

All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. The film will be shown at the Colorado Mesa University Ballroom, located at 1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501. The movie starts at 6 p.m. and is followed by a Q &A with the film’s director, Brian Leitten. Cost is $5 for Girl Scouts/youth and $10 for adults and are purchased at the door.

To learn more about the film, check out a trailer at this link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rcDpNYqZ6k The documentary is the product of the Production Master Class at the University of Cincinnati. The class focuses on experiential learning in documentary film production. Students traveled to Alaska to work with alumni, teachers, and professionals while braving the Alaskan wilderness alongside the racers. They faced many of the same challenges as the racers and still managed to capture some of the most compelling footage of adventure racing ever seen.

Questions? Please contact Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org.