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Introducing: The climate change Girl Scouts patch

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From CO Moms Know Best

The Girl Scouts of Colorado and Colorado Moms Know Best are excited to announce a new Girl Scout patch – The Climate Change patch.

Remember that little adrenaline rush you got when you earned a new Girl Scout patch? We think of these like diplomas that show the world what a girl has strived for, learned and accomplished. In fact, patches are sometimes even handed to recipients in a graduation-esque ceremony; and that’s exactly what will happen in the Colorado Statehouse in April when the first group of girls will earn and receive their patch.

The Girl Scouts of Colorado and Colorado Moms Know Best want the Climate Change patch to be a fun and engaging way for girls to learn more about climate change while building useful skills to last a lifetime.  The current generation of children is the one that will bear the greatest burden of climate change and have the most to gain by preventing its impacts. Hopefully, Scouts will be motivated to take a leadership role on this vital issue and take part in improving their own future.

Many of us are noticing the effects of climate change around us. We’re constantly setting new records for warmer temperatures and hearing about crazy changes in our seasons like a January and February with no snow — in Chicago!   We’re seeing more devastating extreme weather events.  The bad news is that human-made toxic pollutants are added to the atmosphere by burning dirty fossil fuels — creating these conditions.

But the good news? We have the power to change that.

Girls will calculate their own carbon footprint, understand the impacts of climate change at a local level, and be inspired to make a difference. They’ll acquire skills to affect policy on other issues that interest them as well.  They can learn how to research and present their findings. They’ll also learn about how government works and how to make sure their voices can be heard on the key issues of their generation.

Girls earn the patch by finishing one age-appropriate activity in each of the three categories – Discover, Connect, Take Action. They can choose from things like researching clean energy jobs, examining climate change in their towns, and talking to decision makers.

The Climate Change patch is now available.  Find out more details and read about the ways you can get the patch here.

ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2017

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Submitted by Kelly Vogtner

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

All Girl Scouts are invited to attend the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2017, April 7 – 8, at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs.

This event will feature 24 teams of 16 women competing in synchronized figure skating, from around the world. It is sanctioned by the International Skating Union, and hosted by U.S. Figure Skating. The United States hosts it only every 3-4 years.

The Opening Ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m., Friday, April 7, immediately followed by the Short Program Competition. Denver Synchronicity, pre-juvenile team, a local team of 15 girls, ages 7-13, from the Denver FSC will be performing in the Opening Ceremony.

The Free Skate / Championship event will be on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 5:45 p.m., where the World Champion is crowned.

Team USA 1, the Haydenettes, from Boston, are the reigning World Bronze Medalists. Two athletes on this team grew up training in the Denver area.

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

 

Girl Scout Night with the Colorado Mammoth

Join us for Girl Scout Night with the Colorado Mammoth, Sunday, March 12, 2017! Come cheer on the Mammoth as they take on the Vancouver Stealth for a great night of Lacrosse. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited.

The game starts at 7 p.m. Come early and watch the court change from an ice rink from the Colorado Avalanche’s game earlier in the day to the Mammoth’s Lacrosse field.

Cost is $22/person for an upper level ticket at the Pepsi Center. Each Girl Scout attending will get an event patch.

Tickets can be purchased here:  http://www.mammothtix.com/girlscoutsofcolorado.

A portion of ticket sales will be donated back to GSCO.

Questions? Please contact Ryan Hannegan at ryan.hannegan@TeamKSE.com

Hope to see you there!

“Me & My Guy” Hockey with the DU Pioneers

Join GSCO for “Me & My Guy” Hockey with the DU Pioneers on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Cheer on the DU Pioneers as they take on the St. Cloud Huskies. DU has had a great season and is currently ranked #2 in Division 1 Hockey. This game is Senior Night, the final home game of the season, and will celebrate their great season and achievements of their Senior players.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 7 p.m.

Cost: $15/ticket + $2 online ticket fee

To purchase tickets, go to https://goo.gl/Rch9vQ and enter promo code GIRLSCOUTS17.  Part of the ticket proceeds will be donated back to GSCO.

Questions? Please contact Ryan Simmons at ryan.simmons@du.edu

We hope to see you there!

Craft badges offered at Dollhouse miniature show

Submitted by Stasia Steele

Metro Denver

Denver

The Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls, and Toys is proud to offer its 26th annual “the ‘little’ show” on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Workshop sets tailored for obtaining badges are offered at this event.

Brownies:
Yarn Dolls, Jumping Jacks, and Finger Puppets
Girl Scouts:
Balancing Toy, Japanese Paper People, and Clothespin Dolls
A La Carte:
Japanese Paper People or Jumping Jacks

More information and registration form at: http://www.dmmdt.org/littleshow.htm

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

Girl Scout Day with CSU Women’s Basketball

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Join us for Girl Scout Day with the Colorado State University Women’s Basketball team! Cheer on CSU as they take on the UNLV Rebels, Saturday, Feb. 4. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Game tip-off is at 2 p.m.

Girl Scouts and family members can participate in a half-time autograph session with CSU Women’s Sports Teams. All Girl Scouts attending will get a fun Rams event patch.

Tickets are $4/person and can be purchased at CSURAMS.COM/TICKETS. Groups of 20 or more will be entered into a drawing for a VIP experience. Order by Feb. 1 to be entered into the drawing.

Questions? Please contact Lohren Stitt at 970-492-4014 or lohren.stitt@colostate.edu.

Hope to see you there!

Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Avalanche

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We had a great Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Avalanche on Jan. 14, 2017! 135 Girl Scouts, friends, and family joined us for a pre-game rally and to cheer on the Avalanche as they took on the Nashville Predators. Girl Scouts traveled from the Pike’s Peak, Northern Colorado, and Denver-metro regions to join in the fun.

Girl Scouts got ready for the cookie sale by making banners, Hometown Heroes cookie box wraps, business cards, and a fun owl SWAP to celebrate the 2017 sale mascot. All participants also received a cool Avalanche, GSCO co-branded hat, complements of the Avalanche.

A BIG THANK YOU to Holly Millet, Laura Tobin, SarahBeth Lundine, and Korina Padilla for all their help at the event! Thanks to their expert help, the event went smoothly and everyone seemed to have fun! Also, a big THANK YOU to the Colorado Avalanche and Pepsi Center staff for hosting a great day for our Girl Scouts, friends, and family!

Upcoming Events

We’re looking forward to a couple of great events with CU Basketball! All GSCO staff, Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. 

·         Feb. 12 – CU Men’s Basketball and Ralphie’s Green Stampede, Boulder. Cheer on the Buffs as they take on the Washington State Cougars. Tip-off is 6:30 p.m. Come early and learn about recycling with Ralphie’s Green Stampede. Cost: $15/person. Tickets can be purchased at www.cubuffs.com/promoEnter the code 2017GIRLSCOUTS. 

·         Feb. 19 – CU Women’s Basketball – National Girls’ and Women’s’ Day in Sport Pre-Game Badge Workshop, Boulder. Come cheer on the Buffs as they take on the Oregon Ducks. Girl Scouts can come early for a sports skills clinic hosted by multiple CU Women’s sports teams and can fulfill requirements towards their Athlete badges. Cost: 12 and under – free. 12 and older – $10/person. Tickets can be purchased at the door and can also be purchased in advanced by contacting Cassy McCulley at 303-492-4467 or Cassandra.McCulley@colorado.edu. Age Limit for Badge Workshop: Please note due to NCAA recruiting requirements pre-game badge activities are limited to girls in 8th grade or younger.  

 

CU Basketball offers two great Girl Scout events

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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

 

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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!