Tag Archives: Community partnerships

GSCO Photo Challenge: Dinosaur eats Daisy

Submitted by Evelyn M.

Metro Denver

Broomfield

At the Dinosaur Ridge Girl Scout event in October, Girl Scout Daisy Evelyn learned about ecology, making the earth a better place for animals, and almost got eaten by one!

Evelyn is the older sister of 4-year-old twins, who can’t wait to be Girl Scouts, too. She loves doing activities with her troop, trying new things, and then, teaching them to her sisters!

Girl Scouts of Colorado is hosting a photo challenge! Just submit your favorite Girl Scout photo and the story behind it using the Share Your Stories form (www.gscoblog.org/share). Winners will be featured in future GSCO marketing materials, on GSCO’s social media networks, and on the GSCO Blog.

STREAM Girls program in Longmont and Littleton

STREAM Girls

April 13, 2019- Longmont

May 11, 2019-  Littleton

$5/girl

Free for accompanying adult

STREAM Girls gives Girl Scouts the opportunity to earn a patch as they serve as citizen scientists, anglers, and artists, in order to build an appreciation for watershed conservation and the environment. This outdoor watershed experience employs STEM-education (science, technology, engineering, math) plus recreation and arts to explore a local stream.

Every person is a citizen of her watershed, and Colorado Trout Unlimited (TU) has partnered with Girl Scouts of Colorado so that girls will get the complete picture of what their stream could mean to them.

At this event, TU volunteers will lead Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes in observing a stream, collecting flow data, sampling macroinvertebrates (aka aquatic bugs), fly tying, and fly casting. The day also gives girls time to explore the natural area and record their thoughts and observations in their handbooks. Each girl will receive a STREAM Girls patch at the end of the day.

Light snacks will be provided throughout the day and participants should bring a nut-free sack lunch with them. A detailed packing list, liability waiver for CO Trout Unlimited, and other pre-information will be provided for all participants via email two weeks before the event.

These are not a drop off events, all Girl Scouts must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader. Girls attending with a troop leader must complete a Parent Permission form for a Girl Scout Activity that troop leaders will retain for their records. Adult-to-girl ratios must be met for girls attending as a troop. Parents, guardians, and troop leaders will supervise girls and assist with activities as needed.

Capacity for each event is 24 Girl Scouts. Registration will close on Tuesday, April 2 for the April program, April 30 for the May program, OR when capacity has been reached.

Register online for April 13 in Longmont: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/stream_girls.html

Register online for May 11 in Littleton: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/stream_girls_2001653544.html

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Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame: History of Women

Submitted by Jordan Cook

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

I want to be a pilot. I appreciate that Girl Scouts provides the opportunities for me to learn about women who are already pilots and working in the industry.

I am looking forward to attending a program given by the Colorado 99’s again. Hope there is another one soon.

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

Empty cookie packages needed for Daisy event

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 for an upcycled craft at the event and would love your help with the collection. All varieties 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 our Denver office for you.

We will collect packages until April 4, 2019.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

Calling all book lovers

Submitted by Children’s Festival of Stories

Metro Denver

Denver

Love reading?

Want to meet some of your favorite children’s book authors?

Join our volunteer efforts and you will assist in our mission of promoting literacy, celebrating children’s books, and sharing the joys of reading – AND you could engage with some of today’s most beloved children’s authors and illustrators – there are over 40 coming to our festival!

Our day-long FREE public event will feature national, regional, and local authors of board books, picture books, chapter books and middle reader books. The festival will include book signings, panel discussions and activities developed for kiddos aged to about 12 years.

This kind of event needs LOTS OF HELPING HANDS and we’re hoping Girls Scouts will jump at the chance! As a volunteer, you might be the personal assistant for one of our authors, help some of the little kiddos make their very own bookmark or perhaps guide some of our guests around the festival making sure everyone gets to enjoy the activities. There will also be a special performance by The Story Bakers – a professional acting troupe who will perform stories written by a school child; that story could even be something you write – look for details here – https://www.denvercfos.com/submit-a-story

We’d love to have you join us for this important day. You might even find some other girls who will want to join YOU in Girl Scouts!

Please contact us as soon as possible with questions OR to let us know that you are happy to help us show everyone that READING IS FUN!

Contact us at bookstokidsco@gmail.com

Event Details
Children’s Festival of Stories 2019
SATURDAY, MARCH 23rd, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

HIGHLANDS MASONIC EVENT CENTER
3550 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80211

https://www.denvercfos.com/

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

Older girl and adult volunteer opportunity at Daisy Flower Garden

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 Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, 2019. Activity stations in the past have included yoga, crafts, story-telling, games, and more. All supplies for activity stations will be provided by GSCO.

We need volunteers for morning (8 – 11:30 a.m.) and afternoon shifts (11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.) on both Saturday and Sunday. We need approximately 40 volunteers per shift each day. 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 Garden.

This volunteer opportunity is open to Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors and approved adult volunteers. It’s 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.

Volunteers who sign up will be contacted by Aimee Artzer about two weeks before the event to choose their activity station assignment.

Registration for this opportunity will close Thursday, April 4 OR when capacity has been met.

Register for this exciting volunteer opportunity now!
https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/older_girl_adult_vol.html

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

Spring 2019 golf workshops with Colorado Golf Association

Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors have a chance to try golf and earn badges at golf workshops on May 4 and 5 with the Colorado Golf Association! Brownies will earn their Fair Play badge and Juniors will earn their Practice with Purpose badge. Daisies have a workshop specifically designed for their age group and will receive a Daisy Day patch.

When: Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, 2019

Where: CommonGround Golf Course, Aurora

Cost:  $15/girl, free for accompanying adults

Applicable badges or patches are included and provided at the workshop. Space is limited and we anticipate these workshops will fill fast, so register now.

Registration links:

Brownie Fair Play Badge Workshop with the CGA

Saturday, May 4

9 – 11 a.m.

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

Junior Practice with Purpose Badge Workshop with the CGA

Sunday, May 5

9 – 11 a.m.

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

Daisy Golf Workshop with the CGA

Sunday, May 5

1:30  – 3:30 p.m.

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

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National Girls and Women in Sports Day with USAFA

The Air Force Academy’s women’s basketball team invites children ages 5-12 to attend their National Girls and Women in Sports Day Game on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Prior to the game against Wyoming, Air Force women’s athletics teams will host a free clinic in which participants will rotate through stations with various teams. All instruction will come from Cadet Athletes.

The clinic will run from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. with Air Force tipping off against Wyoming at 2 p.m. The clinic is free of charge and youth participants will receive a free ticket to the game. Accompanying adults will need to purchase tickets for the 2 p.m. game at aftickets.com.

Questions? Contact Piper Juiller at (719) 333 – 4553 or piper.juiller@airforceathletics.org

CSU campus tour with Kappa Delta

Join Kappa Delta for a campus tour of Colorado State University on March 30, 2019!

When: 12 – 3 p.m.

Where:

Kappa Delta House

412 W. Laurel St

Fort Collins, CO 80521

Girl Scouts are invited to meet at the Kappa Delta house to make matching team gear. Next, they will be given a list of clues to try to find places around campus. The teams will be escorted by Kappa Delta women around campus to find important places and will take pictures of the team at that place.

The event will be educational, allowing Girl Scouts to learn more about CSU and college in general.

Please RSVP to phiepsilonvpcs@gmail.com by March 23.

Alice in Wonderland ballet performance

Submitted by Ali Jaramillo

Metro Denver

Littleton

Littleton Youth Ballet, the non-profit youth ballet company associated with Littleton Ballet Academy, will be presenting Alice in Wonderland. Performances are presented with beautiful backdrops, full sets, and costumes at Lone Tree Arts Center. Follow Alice down the rabbit hole as she encounters such characters as the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, and Queen of Hearts. This production is family friendly and is the perfect way to introduce your children to the ballet.

When:

Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 6 p.m.

Sunday, March 17 at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Where:

Lone Tree Arts Center

10075 Commons St Lone Tree, CO 80124

Parking is free

Ticket prices range from $25 to $36 and can be purchased at www.littletonyouthballet.org or (720) 509-1000. ***DISCOUNT for a GROUP OF GIRL SCOUTS by calling Littleton Youth Ballet at 303-794-6694***

Littleton Youth Ballet is a non-profit youth ballet company designed to give the talented dancers at Littleton Ballet Academy more performance opportunities. Each year our dancers perform a Storybook ballet in the fall and spring, The Nutcracker in December, and a separate ballet performance in June. Our dancers also learn the value of community service by bringing dance into the Denver metro area through community outreaches. Dancers have placed in ballet competitions (including two first place awards at Denver Ballet Guild last year) and received numerous scholarships to prestigious summer ballet schools. This year there are 120 dancers taking part in Littleton Youth Ballet.

Littleton Youth Ballet is a performing ballet company comprised of 105 young dancers between the ages of 7 to 18. Our mission is to maintain a first-rate non-profit youth company of dancers, enriching their lives and those of their families, schools, communities, and beyond. We also aim to provide a caring and respectful environment that offers each dancer quality performance experience to enable them to reach their fullest potential, not only as dancers, but in all areas of life. We strive to encourage and promote dance with dynamic, full-length productions and diverse outreach programs throughout the Denver area.

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