There’s still time to be an Early Bird
Strength, resilience, togetherness, and the support of community- that’s what Girl Scouts is all about. Throughout this year, you’ve been there for your Girl Scout, and GSCO has been here for you—today, tomorrow, together, we’ve got this! Renew for the 2021-2022 membership year in your new account on myGS by June 15 to qualify for a FREE “We’ve Got This” patch.
Summer Fun with GSCO
Get together with other Girl Scouts and enjoy summer at one of our statewide events. We have organized a collection of fun activities Girl Scouts to enjoy. Check the events calendar for details on registering for each event. We can’t wait to see you this summer!
June – Summer Trail Adventures: Register for one of our June meet-ups and receive a GSCO “Be Prepared” email to ensure you’re ready for this adventure. Girl Scouts can also earn your Trail Adventure badge while participating!
June 11-August 5 – Becoming Me Program: Brownies and Juniors, join us online to earn three specially selected Girl Scout badges, the Becoming Me patch, and participate in a national service project to honor members of your community.
All Summer – Troop Adventure Days: Head to Magic Sky Ranch, Lazy Acres, or Meadow Mountain Ranch with your troop as we host a full day of outdoor activities.
July – Colorado State Parks Patch: Earn this special patch as you explore Colorado State Parks in your area. Passport patch booklets will be available to download for FREE under Anytime Activities. This program kicks off in July.
July 26 – Summer Swim Party at Pirates Cove: Splish, splash, earn a patch! Cool off at Pirates Cove water park in Englewood with your family and Girl Scout sisters. The park is rented for the evening for Girl Scouts of Colorado members and families only.
July 30–August 1 – Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens: Spend the day or weekend with us at Elitch Gardens! Girl Scouts and their families will enjoy discounted tickets and Girl Scouts will receive a patch.
August 27 – Girl Scout Night & Camp Out at Vibes: Baseball, fireworks, s’mores, AND sleeping under the stars on the baseball field – what could be better way to end summer? This event is open to all Girl Scouts and their families.
Outdoor Program News
Outdoor Adventure Club
We have some great summer events planned for the OAC like canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking and working on the new GSCO Outdoor Skills Patch! Programs are the same on both Saturday and Sunday, girls choose one day to attend.
June Summer Hiking Series
- Echo Lake Option 1: June 12
- Echo Lake Option 2: June 13
- Seven Bridges Option 1: June 12
- Seven Bridges Option 2: June 13
July Mountain Biking & Denver Audubon Center
August: Paddling Sampler at Chatfield State Park (Registration Opens July 1 at 9 a.m.)
Day camps are open for registration! Check out the camp sessions listings for more information. All day camps are run by volunteers, and many use their own volunteer-run registration system. Contact day camp directors for more information on registration timelines, cancellations, and refunds.
Rock Climbing Day
There are a few spots left for rock climbing days in Red Cliff and at Colorado National Monument. Join our vendor, Front Range Climbing, for a day of outdoor rock climbing to complete some of the requirements for the Climbing Adventure badge. No prior climbing experience is required, and this opportunity is open to all Brownies – Ambassadors. Sign up on the GSCO event calendar.
Help Those Helping Others
Girl Scout entrepreneurs did an amazing job running their cookie businesses this year, but the pandemic made an impact on the number of girls selling and left us with some extra cookie inventory.
Purchase a case of cookies at a discount (12 boxes of cookies for $40 per case) that will be donated to your choice of four nonprofit organizations. Don’t delay, this is a limited, one-time-only opportunity available only through June 15 to help Girl Scouts and the nonprofit(s) of your choice by helping those who help others. All cookie proceeds stay right here in Colorado to support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
Cookie Box Innovation Challenge
Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors, register for the GSCO Cookie Box Innovation Challenge powered by Arrow Electronics. Join us as we put our innovation hats on to innovate a design that make the world a better place. The kick-off has passed, but you can still join the program!
COVID Restriction Updates
Once a county is in its final stages of reopening level clear/no restrictions, Girl Scout troops may participate in activities that include an overnight stay. Both the county of origin and the county where the overnight occurs should be in the clear stage. Because COVID-19 is still present in our communities, troops are advised to take the necessary precautions, including mask-wearing, social distancing, limiting group size, and frequent hand washing. View the full list of guidance for overnights here.
Troops or service units wanting to host a “camp” must meet the guidance from the state for overnight resident camps. If you have questions, reach out to your volunteer support specialist. Don’t know who your volunteer support specialist is? Call 877-404-5708 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GSCO currently has property reservations on hold and is going through existing property reservations to determine which might meet the current guidance. We will reach out to those groups individually.
As vaccinations become available for children ages 12 and older, we continue to work with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to determine if being fully vaccinated will affect recommended precautions.
For more info see our COVID page.