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Connections: June 2021

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.

Renew Today

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.

Events Calendar

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

July Mountain Biking & Denver Audubon Center

August: Paddling Sampler at Chatfield State Park (Registration Opens July 1 at 9 a.m.)

Day Camps

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.

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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!

Register

COVID Restriction Updates

Troop overnights

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 inquiry@gscolorado.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.

Connections: March 2021

Don’t Miss Out on GSCO Summer Camps

Making summer plans? There is still time to secure a spot for your Girl Scout at a GSCO summer camp.

At summer camp, the adventure is high and the fun is big—like, really big. Girl Scouts will learn new things, explore the great outdoors, make incredible memories with awesome new friends, and so much more.Come ready to play, explore, discover, and have the time of your life. It’s going to be epic!

Spaces are still available for overnight camps. Don’t wait, reserve your Girl Scout’s spot today!

Family Reservations are open

Families can reserve Twisted Pine in Genesee. Reservations must be for the whole weekend and the fee is $300/weekend. Read more information and booking instructions here.

Outdoor Adventure Club

The Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) is back! The OAC is a staff-led program offering outdoor adventures around the state that expose older Girl Scouts to outdoor activities and skills beyond what they might do with their troop. Registration opens on March 25 at 9 a.m. for the May MMR Spring Camp-in-a-Day! More information on the OAC page.

Help Recognize Outstanding Girl Scout Volunteers

Girl Scout volunteers change the lives of girls in their communities every day. Some volunteers go above and beyond all expectations and make a positive impact on their troop, service unit, region, or sometimes the entire council. This past year especially, we have seen outstanding resilience, creativity and determination on the part of many volunteers as they helped their Girl Scouts navigate a world pandemic, all while encouraging them to have courage, confidence and character no matter the circumstance.

Volunteers, girls, and caregivers are asked to help recognize outstanding volunteers they know by nominating them for a 2021 Volunteer Recognition Award.

Nominations and all accompanying endorsements are due on or before March 31. Nominators are responsible for ensuring that enough endorsements are submitted to support their nomination of a volunteer for an award. Your volunteer support specialist can verify nomination and endorsement submissions for you.
More information about the awards and the number of required endorsements for each award is listed on the volunteer appreciation page on our website and in the  Volunteer Recognition Award Guide. You can also learn more about how to write strong nominations and endorsements on the Volunteer Appreciation web page.

Questions? Please contact your Volunteer Support Specialist or Customer Support at inquiry@gscolorado.org.

Early Bird is Just Around the Corner

Raising kids today is essentially uncharted territory, which is why Girl Scouts is here for you and your family through it all. Cheering you on, lifting you up, celebrating your strengths. Today, tomorrow, together—we’re on your team. Amazing things happen when we stick together. We’ve got this.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Girl Scout membership renewal opens April 1.

Virtual Highest Awards Celebration is May 16

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s virtual Highest Awards celebration is scheduled to premier on our Facebook page on Sunday, May 16 Aren’t on Facebook? That’s OK!  Watch on GSCO’s YouTube channel!

We encourage families to make the live event feel special for their Highest Awards Girl Scout in any way possible! Dress up with your Girl Scout vest/sash, put a special sign in your yard or front window, or maybe bake something special. You can also share photos and videos from your celebration at home with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Twitter and Instagram users should also use #GSColo.

Cookie Box Innovation Challenge

Making the world a better place starts with innovation. Together, Arrow Electronics and Girl Scouts of Colorado are challenging Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors to design a prototype that addresses a problem in our community and beyond by using Girl Scout Cookie boxes and other recycled materials for the Cookie Box Innovation Challenge.

  • Connect with experts in innovation with Arrow Electronics.
  • Let your imagination run wild with possibilities.
  • Put your cookie boxes to good use.
  • Earn your Cookie Box Innovation Challenge patch!
  • Compete to win exciting prizes.

Watch for a virtual kickoff in May. Final designs will be submitted and judged at an Arrow Innovation Fair in October. Fill out the online interest form and details about the challenge will be sent to you directly as they are announced.

Interest Form

Cookie Program Update

Due to the challenges of running a business during a pandemic, Girl Scout councils around the nation are extending their cookie programs, and Girl Scouts of Colorado has decided to give girls here the opportunity to take more time to meet and exceed their goals as well. The 2021 Girl Scout Cookie program will end Sunday, March 21.

Each week we’re seeing additional girls join the Cookie Program because they have seen how cookie sales can be done safely and want to join. The added time will give those Girl Scouts and others who may have gotten a slower start to their season a chance to reach their goals. Of course, each troop, girl, and parent/caregiver will decide whether or not they want to take advantage of the extension.

Upcoming Events

We have lots of fun events planned that you can enjoy with your family, friends, or your troop! Invite a non-Girl Scout friend to any of these events and show her how fun Girl Scouts can be.  View the events calendar for more exciting events in your community. Be sure to check out our selection of monthly Badge Series and GSCO Clubs.

Girl Scout Virtual Spring Break Vacation

March 15 – April 15

Are you missing your spring break vacation plans? We’ve got you! Girl Scouts of Colorado is hosting a full month of on-the-go program activities to get that spring break vibe from the comforts of your home.

Outdoor Skills Patch – Virtual Kickoff

April 6, 5 p.m.

Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to announce the release of the Outdoor Skills Patch! Join us for a presentation of this new program where we will walk you through how to get started on earning the patch. For the first half of the webinar, we will introduce the patch and offer ways to start working on it with your troop or on your own. And for the second half of the webinar, we will work on one of the patch activities together.

Meet an Expert: Police Commander

April 7, 4:30 p.m.

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to a Meet an Expert session with Commander Suzette Freidenberger with the Grand Junction Police Department.

Meet an Expert: Forensic Scientist

May 19 – 4 p.m.

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to a Meet an Expert session with Teresa Cheromcha, a forensic scientist in the biological sciences unit for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. She will talk about her education, career path, and what motivates her!

Be sure to check the events calendar for more information coming soon on the following events:

  • Meet an Expert: Dietician – April 22
  • Meet an Expert: Brig. Gen. Linell A. Letendre, Dean of the Faculty, U.S. Air Force Academy– April 27
  • Meet an Expert: Educator, Citizen Science & Watershed Education – May 5

Connections: September 2020

Don’t miss these membership renewal incentives

We’re rolling up to a new Girl Scout year with exciting incentives and prizes you don’t want to miss! No matter what the school year holds, you’ll get the tools you need to learn, grow, and lead with Girl Scouts.

The sooner you renew, the more chances you have to win valuable prizes. There will be weekly drawings throughout the month of September and on September 30, Girl Scout New Year’s Eve, we’re going to throw a virtual party with prizes every hour!

If you’ve already renewed for the 2020-21 membership year, thank you and welcome back! You’ll be eligible for all the incentives and entered into all the drawings. That’s A LOT of chances to win!

Learn more

Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend September 12 – 13

Girl Scouts love the outdoors, especially in Colorado! Girl Scouts of Colorado and Colorado Parks & Wildlife have teamed up for Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend . Girl Scouts and their families can participate virtually, in-person, or both. Girls can follow along with virtual programming hosted by Girl Scouts of the USA featuring interactive videos on outdoor skill building, highlights from state parks, virtual park tours, conversation with subject matter experts, and more. Girl Scouts, troops and families can also visit select Colorado State Parks in person for the opportunity to participate in a variety of self-guided programs. Programs vary by park but may include: self-guided nature trails, young naturalist books, junior ranger programs, nature journals, adventure activity backpacks, ‘Agents of Discovery’ augmented reality experiences, and more! All child and adult attendees agree to follow the most current GSCO COVID guidelines in relation to in-person events and have completed a GSCO COVID waiver.

RSVP for either virtual or in-person participation, and learn more about participating parks on the GSCO event calendar.

You could win a Colorado State Parks pass by participating in Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend and sharing your adventures with us on social media.  Get the full details on our blog.

GSCO Properties open for family weekend rental

Some GSCO properties are now open for family weekend rental. See the blog for more information about how to rent a GSCO property with your family.

Day programs for troops at GSCO Properties

Starting Sept. 12, troops can reserve a half-day or full-day of fun outdoor programming at Girl Scouts of Colorado properties. Archery, guided trail hiking, Fun at the Farm, Wizarding, and survival skills are just some of the offerings. Talk to your troop leader and make a day at camp part of your fall fun! Read more on our blog.

Fall Product Program Begins Sept. 12

The Fall Product Program is a safe, easy, and fun way to earn  funds for all these activities and more! By participating in this program, girls will also learn the five essential skills: goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.
All troops receive 13% of their magazine orders as troop proceeds, plus $1/item for nuts and chocolates.

Girls earn rewards based on their participation in the Fall Product Program and have the option of choosing Cookie Credits as rewards too. Girls with $275 in combined orders, will earn a personalized avatar patch!

Troop volunteer training begins soon. For more information, visit the Fall Product Program page on our website or contact GSCO customer care at 1-877-404-5708.

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In-person shopping at the GSCO Shop

We are excited to welcome you back to the Girl Scout Shop with scheduled shopping hours. Customers can now reserve a 30-minute slot. Girl Scouts of Colorado puts everyone’s safety and health first. A maximum of four customers are allowed in the shop at one time. Please continue to be respectful of recommended guidelines of six-feet physical distancing. Face masks are required at all times during your visit. Due to safety concerns, returned merchandise is not being accepted until further notice.

Diverse. Inclusive. Together.

GSCO is partnering with Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Mountain College, Denver Public Schools, and Denver7 on a new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion patch program, adapted from a program developed by our Girl Scout sisters in Minneapolis. The programming is designed to help participants start the conversation about race and racism by learning to appreciate diversity and honor and celebrate differences.

Girl Scouts at Home

Badge Series

Badge Series are a virtual way to engage your girl(s) in badges and Journeys. We have taken our traditional Girl Scout program and translated it to be accessible virtually and at home. Each month we will cover new badges or Journeys. Girls can sign up to participate individually or leaders can register to get the materials to lead for their own troop. Questions? Contact GirlExperience@gscolorado.org.

GSCO Subscription Kits

Another great reason to renew today, this fall Girl Scouts subscription kits, Trefoil Trunks, are coming directly to your girls’ homes! Fill out the interest form to be the first to know when kits are ready for purchase! We will send you an email when they are ready to order.

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New Badges from GSUSA

Get ready to change the world! Now Girl Scouts can earn 24 new badges that take leadership to the next level. There’s never been a better time for girls to practice ambitious leadership—and there’s no better place to do it than at Girl Scouts.

This year, we’ve added new badges in the categories of:

  • Entrepreneur
  • STEM Career Exploration
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Civics

Get all the exciting details, and then try free sample badge activities for girls of all ages through Girl Scouts at Home.

In-person troop meeting updates

Because of COVID-19, we realize many of our typical meeting places are not hosting outside groups. If your troop is unable to find another meeting location, troops are allowed to meet in a volunteer’s home or yard as a temporary solution if all requirements are met. The homeowner or renter must submit this form at least two weeks before the first meeting and all adults living/present in the home must pass the required background check. Girl Scouts of Colorado does not recommend meeting in homes and stresses this is a short-term solution during these unprecedented times.

Upcoming Events

National Virtual Calendar

Check out awesome virtual experiences for Girl Scouts of all ages from Girl Scouts of the USA. You can also access past recordings through this calendar.

NEW Intro to Global Girl Scouts video

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Global Action Team is excited to launch their new “Intro to Global Girl Scouts” video! Interest in the world has been an integral part of the Girl Scout movement and program since the very beginning. As Juliette Gordon Lowe, founder of Girl Scouts in the USA stated, “Girl Guiding and Girl Scouts is the magic thread which links the youth of the world together.” This new video from the Global Action Team is the perfect way to start learning about the global aspects of Girl Scouts.

Crocs Come As You Are Patch™

Girl Scouts of Colorado is proud to partner with Crocs to teach girls to Come As You Are™! Based in Niwot, Crocs’ proclamation to the world is to be comfortable in your own shoes. Everyone is unique in their own way and Crocs  celebrates one-of-a-kinds and stand together with all kinds. This patch program teaches Girl Scouts to embrace who they are and accept others for who they are.
Please note: Girl Scouts from across the country are welcome to earn this special patch. To order patches please contact the Girl Scouts of Colorado shop at retail@gscolorado.org.

GSCO’s Stand and Be Counted Patch Program

Girl Scouts of Colorado is thrilled to launch our “Stand and Be Counted” patch in honor of the 2020 Census! Did you know that every ten years, the United States Census Bureau tries to count every person living in the United States? Girl Scouts are invited to earn this patch to discover why we count everyone, what happens afterward, and how you can become involved.

Please note: Patches are now in stock. Contact the shop to place an order.

Connections: June 2020

 

 

 

 

Join us for a virtual Campfire Chat

As Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Board Chair, let me introduce you to Leanna Clark, our incoming CEO. While I would prefer do so in person, virtually will have to do for now.

History is on our side as Stephanie departs and Leanna arrives. Over the years, you benefited from the legacy Stephanie created. Turns out Stephanie’s retirement aligns with World War II Memorial dedication date (2004), another powerful legacy. Wow!

Leanna, a Colorado native, is poised to ensure our ongoing success of providing amazing Girl Scout experiences. Leanna began the same day in history of Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to serve as the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice (2008).  A fitting highlight our Movement’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategy.

Do you think we can serve every Colorado girl? I do, especially considering the depth and breadth of Leanna’s experience. Exhilarating when our future is so bright.

We’re so excited to welcome Leanna Clark as Girl Scouts of Colorado’s new CEO. In her first few weeks, she’s looking forward to “meeting” a wide variety of Girl Scouts of Colorado stakeholders and is excited to learn more about our Girl Scout community statewide.

GSCO Event Cancellation Update

Girl Scouts of Colorado is extending the suspension of all in-person gatherings through June 30. We ask that you cancel or reschedule any meetings or activities planned for in-person and move to virtual when possible. This also includes all trips and travel for troops. We realize guidelines vary in counties around the state, but because we serve the entire state, our decisions are made for the council as a whole.

We will continue to monitor state health and governor guidelines, re-evaluate our status every two weeks, and are working toward a set of guidelines to allow troops to meet in person later in the summer.

Renew Your Girl Scout Membership Today

While many events girls look forward to have been canceled, Girl Scouts can carry on. Stay connected while earning badges virtually; and participate in live, virtual events and safe service projects to stay engaged and inspired. And, although we have to be physically apart right now, we’re looking forward to bringing Girl Scouts together for a giant friendship circle, songs, and s’mores just as soon as it’s safe!

For Girls

All girls registered by June 30 will receive a free Early Bird patch sent to her in the mail.

For Troops

All troops registered by June 30 and with a completed Annual Troop Report and ACH will receive a $25 credit to the Girl Scouts of Colorado Shop.

Girl Scout Voices Count Survey

At Girl Scouts, we care about your experience and we want to hear from you!

In May, Girl Scouts of the USA  began conducting a national survey with girls, parents/guardians, and troop leaders called Girl Scout Voices Count to find out what’s working, and what’s not, in Girl Scouts. We use your feedback to improve the Girl Scout experience for all families and volunteers.

Surveys were delivered via email on May 6 and will close on June 3 at 9:59 p.m. As a thank you, everyone who completes their survey will have a chance to win 1 of 20 $50 gift cards! Be sure to check your email for the invitation to participate.

Got questions? Email GSVoicesCount@girlscouts.org.

Girl Scouts at Home

Badge Series

Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to unveil a new way for your girl to connect with Girl Scouts and for leaders to support their girls’ engagement. Starting in June 2020, we will offer monthly badge series for Daisies through Ambassadors, in a virtual setting.  Read more about it on our blog.

National Service Projects

We are proud to be a part of the larger Girl Scout Movement, which is serving our country and our world. Girl Scouts have always stepped up in times of need, and our current COVID-19 crisis is no different. Across the world, Girl Scouts have leapt to the aid of others by engaging in wonderful acts of service and kindness. Now you can get involved too!

Mask-Making Service Project

With this nationwide mask-making campaign, all girls have the chance to step up to help their friends, neighbors, and frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. And we’ve partnered with Feeding America, a network of local food banks across the U.S., to make it easy for your girls to amplify their efforts.

Letter-Writing Service Project

The idea is simple: Girls write letters to people in nursing homes, senior residences, and assisted living facilities, including the dedicated staff and caregivers. This long-distance hug is a way to share your good thoughts with these vulnerable and loved community members.

Upcoming Events

Following the advice of the CDC, Girl Scouts of Colorado has canceled all in-person events and activities through June 30 and all staff are working remotely. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all work together to ensure the health and safety of our communities.

“Meet an Expert” webinar series

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to webinars to meet professional women in different career paths. Many webinars will connect directly with an official badge. Each webinar will start with an introduction to our “co-host” followed by a lesson or activity and a moderated question-and-answer session. All webinars will be listed on the GSCO Events Calendar. Advance registration is required.

Celebrate World Environment Day – May 31-June 5

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to register now to celebrate World Environment Day (June 5). You’ll receive an email on May 31 with a welcome video from the Global Action Team, instructions for activities based on your Girl Scout level, and a link to join a webinar on Friday, June 5, to share information about your activities and learn from other Girl Scouts your age. Anyone is welcome to complete the World Environment Day activities, but only registered attendees will be able to join the June 5 webinar.

Learn more on the GSUSA National Service Projects page.

Connections: March 2020

Don’t miss out on GSCO summer camp!

Making summer plans?  There is still time to secure a spot for your Girl Scout at a GSCO summer camp.

At summer camp, the adventure is high and the fun is big—like, really big. Girl Scouts will learn new things, explore the great outdoors, make incredible memories with awesome new friends, and so much more. Come ready to play, explore, discover, and have the time of your life. It’s going to be epic!

Spaces are still available in day and overnight camps.  Don’t wait, reserve your Girl Scout’s spot today!

Girl Scout membership renewal

Remember: whether she’s exploring the great outdoors, practicing entrepreneurship, learning life skills, or expanding her imagination through hands-on STEM activities, there’s always so much more for her to try as a Girl Scout!

Unlock her potential with another year of learning, growing, and fun that will set her up for success today and in the future.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Girl Scout membership renewal opens April 1.

Girls who renew between April 1 and May 1 will be eligible for a drawing for a Colorado staycation for their family (valued up to $500). All girls renewed before June 15 will receive an exclusive membership patch.

Trail Adventure Meet-ups

Say goodbye to winter and HELLO SPRING as you explore the outdoors with your fellow Girl Scout sisters. Girl Scouts of Colorado has organized a spring edition of our Trail Adventure meet-ups in May 2020 to encourage you to get out in nature and complete some of the requirements for the Trail Adventure badges sponsored by The North Face.

Attend any of the Girl Scouts of Colorado-sponsored Trail Adventure meet-ups in May 2020 and complete all of the requirements to earn a Trail Adventure badge by July 1, 2020, and a Girl Scout is eligible to receive the badge.

Apply to be a GSCO Delegate

Girl Scouts of Colorado is requesting applications for delegates to attend the 2020 National Council Session.

Requirements:

Delegates to the National Council Session must be registered Girl Scout members, at least 14 years of age, and be willing to serve a three-year term (2020-2023).

Delegates and Alternates must commit to participating in preparatory conference calls and webinars and attending all meetings of the National Council Session in Orlando, Florida, October 21-25, 2020.

Apply to be a delegate 

Girl Scout Voices Count Survey

Update as of March 18, 2020: The Girl Scout Voices Count Survey has been postponed until May 6. 

At Girl Scouts, we care about your experience and we want to hear from you!

In April, Girl Scouts of the USA will be conducting a national survey with girls, parents/guardians, and troop leaders called Girl Scout Voices Count to find out what’s working, and what’s not, in Girl Scouts. We use your feedback to improve the Girl Scout experience for all families and volunteers.

Girl Scout Voices Count is Girl Scouts of the USA’s annual survey to learn how girls, parents/caregivers, and troop leaders experience Girl Scouting.

Be sure to check your email for the invitation to participate.

April 22 is National Girl Scout Leaders Day

Encourage your Girl Scouts to show their appreciation of troop leaders, troop support volunteers, and helpers by doing something special for them, like making a card or taking time out in a troop meeting to say “thank you.” Girls can also submit their troop leader shout outs to our blog.

Recognize an outstanding volunteer by nominating them for a Girl Scout Volunteer Recognition Award.  Nominations are due by March 31.

Ways to thank your leader

Bridging Ceremonies: Your Next Girl Scout Adventure

Girl Scouts around the world are celebrating National Girl Scout Bridging Week May 3-9!

Bridging is a longstanding tradition in Girl Scouting, where girls celebrate their achievements from the past year and look forward to the exciting new challenges in the year ahead. Why do we bridge? A bridge is something that crosses a gap and gives us access to new and exciting things to be discovered on the other side. Girl Scout bridging does the same thing. It gives girls the opportunity to make the leap from one level to the next!

When girls bridge they have the opportunity to learn new skills (anything from outdoor cooking to robotics), take the concept of “girl-led” to new levels, and start working on one of Girl Scouting’s Highest Awards — the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. A Daisy who trades in her blue smock for that iconic brown vest will someday wear the vest of a Girl Scout Ambassador and work to earn her Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. Once achieved, it shows colleges, employers, and her community that she’s out there changing the world!

Troops can host their own bridging ceremonies, service units might plan a celebration, or join us for the statewide bridging event at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park on May 2. Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org to be added to the interest list for this event.

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Upcoming Events

Mean Girls

April 10

Discounted tickets for 7:30 p.m. performance. Troops will be seated together. Information about tickets will be posted to the GSCO events calendar late February 2020.

Lion King

May 30 and June 13

Discounted tickets for 2 p.m. performances. Troops will be seated together. Information on tickets will be posted to the GSCO events calendar spring 2020.

Girl Scout Day at Dinosaur Resource Center

March 7, Woodland Park

All Girl Scouts and Girl Scout Leaders in uniform are FREE for this fun, interactive activity day! From 10 a.m.- 4p.m. enjoy stations throughout the center No registration required. Visitrmdrc.com for more information.

Girl Scout Night at Disney on Ice

March 20, Colorado Springs

Disney On Ice presents Celebrate Memories at The Broadmoor World Arena Special Girl Scout section at the performance.

Girl Scout Night with South Metro Fire Rescue

March 30, 6-9 p.m., Parker

Learn First-Aid with South Metro Fire’s First Responders, talk to firefighters about their jobs, and learn basic first aid skills. Registration will open in January.

Disney on Ice presents Celebrate Memories

April 3, Loveland

Disney On Ice presents Celebrate Memories at Budweiser Events Center at The Ranch. Use promo code TROOP online for discount pricing to 7p.m. performance. Seating chart and flyer.

Save the Date: CO Women’s Hall of Fame Patch Workshop

April 4, Grand Junction

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to earn a Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame patch. This new patch program launched in January 2019 to provide girls across the state an opportunity to learn the stories of women who shaped Colorado and our nation’s history with courage, leadership, intelligence, and creativity.

Secrets to Success

April 18, Greeley

What is your Secret to Success? Girls will have the unique opportunity to ask that question and many more of top local women leaders at our first Northern Colorado program. Any girl in grades 6-12 is invited to the program. Email carol.griffin@gscolorado.org to be added to the interest list. Share save the date flier now!

Save the Date: Statewide Bridging at the Royal Gorge

May 2, Cañon City

Save the Date: Daisy Flower Garden Journey at Denver Botanic Gardens

May 17, Denver

Registration will open March 2020.

Connections: December 2019

 

 

 

 

Colorado Gives Day is December 10

Year-round, you support our efforts to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. On December 10, 2019, you can make your gift go even further. Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide effort to celebrate and increase philanthropy through online giving. To make giving even easier, schedule your donation today.

By supporting Girl Scouts of Colorado on Colorado Gives Day, your donation dollars go further than they would on any other day of the year. That’s because the FirstBank Incentive Fund increases all donations made on December 10! Every non-profit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the incentive fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated.

Schedule your donation today or give on December 10.  Once you do, share one of these two images on your social media accounts and be sure to tag Girl Scouts of Colorado.

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Summer Camp Registration opens Jan. 23

Live. Love. Camp! Girl Scout Camp is where your girl is surrounded and supported by girls, where she can go beyond dreaming to actual doing! At camp she’ll try new things, step out of her comfort zone, and embrace her curiosity. Girl Scout Camp is a girl-led, girl-friendly place where everything girls do – whether it’s climbing to the top of a mountain, leading an all-camp performance, or gathering her courage to zip down the zip line – leads to leadership.

Visit camp.girlscoutsofcolorado.org to learn more about the awesome adventures we have in store for summer 2020.

Upcoming events at camp

Brunch and Barnyard with Santa

Sunday, December 15, 10 a.m. or 12 p.m.

Cost: $15 (ages 4 and older), free for kids 3-years-old and younger
Bring your friends and family to Tomahawk Ranch for a delicious brunch, a visit with Santa and a fun visit to his barnyard. You can also savor sweets and lollies a plenty and warm up at the campfire with hot cocoa and cider. Don’t forget your camera for photos with Santa and his furry friends at the barn. When purchasing tickets for this event you will be able to register for your preferred time slot. An event itinerary will be provided after registration. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Deadline for registration is December 9.

Expedition and Mini Expedition Antarctica

January 17 -19, 2020

Cost: $135/person

Are you ready to test your mettle against the elements?! Join us for an introduction to winter camping at Sky High Ranch for you and your guy! This Friday-Sunday excursion will introduce cold-weather tent camping, basic survival skills, and tips and tricks of the trade. Weather depending, we will practice snow skills such as snowshoeing, shelter building, and ice fishing. If we don’t have enough snow, we’ll do more general survival skills and camp activities such as archery and farm. Our special guest instructor this year will be Jessie Krebs, head instructor at SERE Training. This camp is for girls and their significant male role model/guardian (age 18+) in her life. Girls should register with the adult male who will be attending. Adults can come with multiple girls, if desired. Limited accommodations are available for campers who wish to attend with a female adult instead.  Register now. Spaces are limited!

Is your Girl Scout ready to earn one of Girl Scouts Highest Awards

Do you know that Girl Scouts can earn one of Girl Scouts Highest Awards as early as fourth grade? Every Girl Scout goes above and beyond to make a difference in her community and the greater world. And the skills and experiences she gains along the way set her up for special recognition through the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards.

Gold Award: The mark of the truly remarkable
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the mark of the truly remarkable—and it’s only available through Girl Scouts! To earn this unique award, Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors don’t just change the world for the better, they change it for good by tackling issues dear to their hearts while driving lasting change in their communities and beyond.

Girl Scout Silver Award

Girl Scout Cadettes flex their leadership muscles by doing research and taking action on issues of their choice. Through their commitment to their communities, girls gain confidence and skills that will catapult them to Gold Award success—all while creating positive change.

Girl Scout Bronze Award

By taking action with others to improve their communities, Girl Scout Juniors gain important leadership skills and learn that even seemingly small actions can make a big impact.

Learn more

2020 Girl Scout Cookie Program begins Feb. 2

When girls participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, they get more than life-changing experiences and adventure. They also develop essential life skills—goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics—all while soaring in confidence and practicing leadership the Girl Scout way to lift one another up and change the world, together.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program runs Feb. 2 – March 8.

Visit our website to find a training or cookie rally near you!

Upcoming Events

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

December 12, Pueblo

Girl Scout groups of 10 or more (including chaperones, friends, and family) contact Bobbie Fanchini at 800-320-1733 or bobbie@nutcracker.com to learn more about exclusive Girl Scout rates. All Girl Scouts will receive a Moscow Ballet Fun Patch with their ticket, and groups of 25 or more (all GS count as one group) are invited to a day-of-show meet and greet with a ballerina!

Save the Date: Secrets to Success

January 25, Grand Junction

April 18, Greeley

What is your Secret to Success? Girls will have the unique opportunity to ask that question and many more of top local women leaders at the 2020 Secrets to Success events. Every girl has the power to become what she dreams to be. We are helping today’s girls overcome the challenges they face, giving them the tools they need to become successful leaders. Any girl in grades 6th – 12th is invited to Secrets to Success.

Save the Date: Statewide Bridging at the Royal Gorge

May 2, Cañon City

 

GSCO Connections: September 2019

Be the difference! Participate in the 2019 Fall Product Program!

The Girl Scout Fall Product Program is a great way earn start-up money for the Girl Scout year. The Fall Product Program helps girls learn 5 Skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. It’s also a great way for your family and friends to renew their favorite magazines and order delicious nuts and chocolates that make great holiday gifts!

The Fall Product Program starts September 21. In-person and Nut Promise sales will run through October 13. Online sales end October 28. All troops receive 13% of their magazine orders as troop proceeds, plus $1/item for nuts and chocolates.

Girls earn rewards based on their participation in the Fall Product Program and have the option of choosing Cookie Credits as rewards too.  Girls who sell $175 in online orders, girls can also earn a personalized avatar patch!

S’mores Club is back!

Our popular S’mores Club is back with new rewards! Girls and adult volunteers who rock both the 2019 Fall Product and 2020 Cookie programs will receive a special personalized patch and an exclusive hoodie and duffle bag!

Learn more

Earn your Trail Adventure badge

Pack your day pack, put on your sunscreen, and join fellow Girl Scouts for a trail adventure! September is the perfect time to check out the trails in Colorado with your family or your troop and complete some of the requirements for the new Trail Adventure badge. These badges are part of the 12 new Outdoor High Adventure badges, designed for girls to explore nature and experience exciting outdoor adventures — giving them the confidence to support one another, take healthy risks, and spend dedicated time in nature.

Join us in September for some fun on the trail with your troop or family! Register for this free event through our events page.

Girl Scout Cyber Challenge: Register Now

Saturday, October 19, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Arapahoe Community College, Littleton

Brought to you by Raytheon, Girl Scouts in grades 6-12 are invited to detect, decode, and defend! This full-day, scenario-based competition will engage 200+ girls in grades 6–12 in a series of cybersecurity challenges on topics such as cryptography, forensics, social engineering, and ethics. A futuristic scenario — a  moon colony has been hacked — will be presented and girls will be prompted to respond. They’ll learn cybersecurity skills and team up to identify the hackers, trace the origin of the cyberattack, and secure the colony’s safety.

Come back for more camp memories in 2020

We had an amazing camp season! Girls sang songs around the campfire, challenged themselves to try new things, explored outdoors and created memories to last a lifetime. Be sure to join us for summer 2020 for another chance to make lasting memories. Registration opens January 23.

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Upcoming Events

We have lots of fun events planned that you can enjoy with your family, friends, or your troop! Invite a non-Girl Scout friend to any of these events and show her how fun Girl Scouts can be. Check the events calendar for more exciting events in your community.

Girl Scout Night with the Rocky Mountain Vibes

September 6, Colorado Springs

Girl Scouts of all ages, their family, and friends are invited to cheer on the Rocky Mountain Vibes as they take on the Grand Junction Rockies! Game Highlight: Friday Night Fireworks! Tickets are $16 and include a game ticket, meal voucher, unlimited youth fun zone passes, and parking.

Xcel Energy Day of Service

September 7, Lakewood

Girl Scouts in grades K-6 are invited to spend the morning with Xcel Energy employees to unravel energy mysteries. During the morning you will also participate in a service project as a way to help others in your community. It will be a special day of learning and caring, designed just for Girl Scouts, during Xcel Energy’s annual Day of Service.

Girl Scout Day at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

September 14, Glenwood Springs

Discounted tickets at $29 per person.

Meadow Mountain Ranch Open House

September 22, Allenspark

Join us for our third annual open house at Meadow Mountain Ranch! Activities include s’mores, hike the MMR Nature Trail, hear from Songbirds Choir, meet GECCCOs, self-guided property tour, visit Homestead House and displays from the GSCO History Committee, and check out the mobile shop with brand new MMR merchandise. Event is free and open to the public!

Careers in Construction with G.E. Johnson

September 28, Colorado Springs

Girl Scout Cadettes and Seniors are invited to learn about construction careers, work as a team to build a community library book stand that can be placed in your community, and participate in a behind-the-scenes construction tour at the U.S. Olympic Museum.

Women of Distinction – Denver

October 30, Denver

New location for 2019 the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center. Girl Scouts of Colorado honors top women leaders in our community as Girl Scout Women of Distinction. These women have reached remarkable levels of achievement as business, community, and civic leaders.

Secrets to Success

November 9, Colorado Springs

What is your Secret to Success? Girls will have the unique opportunity to ask that question and many more of top local women leaders at the 2019 Secrets to Success event. Girl Scouts of Colorado believes every girl has the power to become what she dreams to be. Any girl in grades 6– 12 is invited to Secrets to Success.

Connections: June 2019

There’s still time to be an Early Bird

What’s next for your Girl Scout? Reserve her spot and yours for the 2019-20 membership year today! Girls and adults renewed by June 26, 2019, are eligible to earn an Early Bird patch. Troops with at least two troop leadership team members and three girls renewed and an Annual Troop Report submitted by June 26, are eligible to earn a $25 credit to the GSCO shop!

Also, encourage your Girl Scout to invite new girls to join Girl Scouts with the Extended Year Membership. For $35, new Girl Scouts get to participate for the remainder of this membership year (summer fun, anyone?) and enjoy a full year of troop activities for the 2019-20 membership year. These girls will also receive the Early Bird Patch.

Renew today

Girl Scouts in State Parks Weekend

Girl Scouts of Colorado and Colorado Parks and Wildlife have teamed up for Girl Scouts State Parks Weekend July 13-14. Girl Scouts can visit with their troops or families and earn an exclusive patch!

State Parks will have special events for Girl Scouts, such as:

  • Ranger programs
  • Guided hikes
  • Outdoor skill programs
  • Park visitor and nature centers
  • Girls can take the lead and plan their own adventure
  • Overnight camping (Girl Scout groups are responsible for reserving their own camp site in advance)

Park entrance fees of $8/car apply. This is not a drop-off event, girls must attend as part of a troop or with their family.

RSVP Today

Camp Registration is in full swingMaking summer plans?  There is still time to secure a spot for your Girl Scout at a GSCO summer camp. At summer camp, the adventure is high and the fun is big—like, really big. Girl Scouts will learn new things, explore the great outdoors, make incredible memories with awesome new friends, and so much more. Come ready to play, explore, discover, and have the time of your life. It’s going to be epic!

Spaces are still available in day and overnight camps.  Don’t wait, reserve your Girl Scout’s spot today!

No Bummer Summer

Just because school is out, doesn’t mean that Girl Scouts must go on break! Summer is a great time to spend more time with your Girl Scout sisters. For summer 2019, Girl Scouts of Colorado has a NEW patch program to encourage you to participate in Girl Scouts over the summer. Troops can earn the patch between June 1 – August 31. Here are the requirements:

  • Girls must be renewed for the upcoming membership year (2019-2020)
  • Participate in two summertime activities as a troop
  • Complete one service project
  • Plan to start regular meetings before October 31

Sounds pretty fun right?! We think so! Once you complete the requirements, you can purchase your patch in-person or over the phone from the GSCO shop in Denver. We’d also love to hear about the service project that your troop completes. Use the Share Your Stories form on the GSCO blog to let us know how your girls have left a positive impact on their community.

Upcoming Events

Civics Education: Preparing the Next Generation of Informed and Engaged Citizens

June 3

Girl Scouts of the USA is proud to join bipartisan leaders, including Chelsea Clinton, to discuss the importance of educating and engaging today’s youth in civics to preserve and strengthen our country’s democracy. This nonpartisan event is an opportunity community leaders, public officials and education experts to discuss how out-of-school civics programs can prepare the next generation to be involved citizens with a deeper understanding of their government-both now and for the rest of their lives. Register for the livestream of this special event.   A recording will be available for those unable to participate the livestream. A discussion guide will also be provided for girls and troops to engage in the conversation.

World Environment Day

June 16, Meadow Mountain Ranch, Allenspark

In partnership with the Colorado State Forest Service, Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to offer members a way to focus on and celebrate the environment. Girl Scouts of all ages, families, and friends invited to this free, exciting event. This event is hosted by the GSCO Global Action Committee.

Girl Scout Days at Water World

June 17 – 30, Federal Heights

Girl Scouts of all ages, friends, and family are invited to take advantage of special discounted pricing for Water World June 17-30, 2019.

World’s Largest Swim Lesson at Water World

June 20, Federal Heights

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to Water World to celebrate the World’s Largest Swim Lesson! Swim lesson 8 –10 a.m., park opens to all at 10 a.m.

Women’s Week at MMR

July 15-18, Meadow Mountain Ranch, Allenspark

Women 18 years of age or older are welcome at Women’s Week. You don’t have to be a current or past Girl Scout, you just have to want to come and play in the outdoors with other like-minded friends. Some of the best experiences were had by a few women who had never been to camp before. Mom and daughter and granddaughter groups have had great family experiences and come back every year to be sure they don’t forget what it’s all about.

Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens

July 19, 20, & 21, Denver

Join us for our annual Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens on July 19, 20, and 21! Girl Scouts of all ages, family and friends are invited to take advantage of discounted tickets. Each Girl Scout participating in our special Girl Scout days will receive an event patch. We are looking for creative Girl Scouts to submit their best design  by May 31 for the 2019 patch.

Colorado Rockies – Girl Scout Day

August 4, Coors Field, Denver

All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited. Cheer on the Rockies as they take on the San Francisco Giants. All Girl Scouts attending are invited to participate in pre-game parade and will receive a special event patch.

Save the Date: Cyber Challenge

October 19, Littleton

Brought to you by Raytheon, Girl Scouts in 6-12th grade are invited to detect, decode, and defend! They will test their cybersecurity skills, team up with other girls, and meet with cybersecurity professionals! All day event at Arapahoe Community College. Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org to be added to the email interest list.

Save the Date: Secrets to Success

November 9, Colorado Springs

What is your Secret to Success? Girls will have the unique opportunity to ask that question and many more of top local women leaders at the 2019 Secrets to Success event. Girl Scouts of Colorado believes every girl has the power to become what she dreams to be. We are helping today’s girls overcome the challenges they face, and giving them the tools they need to become successful leaders. All girls in grades 6 – 12 are invited to Secrets to Success. Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org to be added to the email interest list.

Connections: March 2019

Bridging Ceremonies: Your next Girl Scout Adventure

National Bridging Week is May 4–11

A bridging ceremony is an important transition in a Girl Scout’s life. It’s a defining moment when a girl celebrates her achievements and prepares for new adventures and responsibilities. Once a girl bridges to a higher level of Girl Scouting her leadership skills and the experiences she will have continue to grow. Girl Scouts is not simply an after-school activity, it’s the Girl Scout Leadership Experience that builds as girls progress through the program that gives girls the skills they need to empower themselves to take their place as future leaders.

When girls bridge they have the opportunity to learn new skills (anything from outdoor cooking to robotics), take the concept of “girl-led” to new levels, and start working on one of Girl Scouting’s Highest Awards — the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. A Daisy who trades in her blue smock for that iconic brown vest will someday wear the vest of a Girl Scout Ambassador and work to earn her Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. Once achieved, it shows colleges, employers, and her community that she’s out there changing the world!

It all starts the moment a Girl Scout puts on her first vest or sash– a blank canvas to fill with badges and patches detailing her adventures.  Bridging ceremonies celebrate her next steps to becoming a community leader and being a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader).

Troops can host their own bridging ceremonies, or service units might plan a celebration or jJoin us for the statewide bridging event at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park on May 4. Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org to be added to the interest list for this event.

Camp Registration is in full swing

Making summer plans?  There is still time to secure a spot for your Girl Scout at a GSCO summer camp. At summer camp, the adventure is high and the fun is big—like, really big. Girl Scouts will learn new things, explore the great outdoors, make incredible memories with awesome new friends, and so much more. Come ready to play, explore, discover, and have the time of your life. It’s going to be epic!

Spaces are still available in day and overnight camps.  Don’t wait, reserve your Girl Scout’s spot today!

New Journeys, New Badges, New Discoveries

What path will she choose next year? With new programs in outdoor adventure and STEM and the promise of dozens of new skills to learn, at Girl Scouts the trail is hers to blaze!

Sign her up for another year of Girl Scouts full of unmatched adventure and growth at a place where girls have always been first, and always will. That’s why we’re here. To unleash her full potential, support her success, and power her next step.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Girl Scout membership renewal opens May 1.

April 22 is Girl Scout Leader’s Day

Encourage your Girl Scouts to show their appreciation of troop leaders, troop support volunteers, and helpers by doing something special for them, like making a card or taking time out in a troop meeting to say thank you.
Recognize an outstanding volunteer by nominating them for a Girl Scout Volunteer Recognition Award.  Nominations are due by March 31.

WAYS TO THANK YOUR LEADER

NEW Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Patch Program

Girl Scouts of Colorado is thrilled to partner with the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame to launch a new patch program for all Girl Scouts in Colorado! This exciting new program launched in January and we need your help to spread the word to all Girl Scouts in the state, no matter what age. The first 200 Girl Scouts who complete the program will receive a FREE patch.

Learn more

Upcoming Events

Sky High Ranch March Open House

March 9, 2019, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Check out Sky High Ranch, tour the property with one of our knowledgeable staff, learn about our summer program and what kinds of activities we have, and let us answer any questions you may have about summer camp.

Girl Scouts Go Nocturnal

March 16, 6:30 – 10 p.m.

Come have a sleepover at Denver Zoo with all of your Girl Scout friends! This special Girl Scout bunk provides a rare opportunity for multiple Girl Scout levels to experience an overnight at the zoo together, exploring the zoo after hours and meeting animals up close! All girls will stay overnight in Denver Zoo’s Gates Education Center.

CSU Campus Tour with Kappa Delta

March 30, Fort Collins

Fun and educational event for Girl Scouts to learn more about CSU and college in general. Please RSVP to phiepsilonvpcs@gmail.com by March 23.

Outdoor Skills Days

April 6, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Calling all Girl Scouts who want to increase their outdoor skills and abilities! At this event, girls will earn the newest Girl Scout Outdoor Badges and get ready for camping by learning or improving skills in: knife craft, compasses, fire building, campsite set-up, leave no trace, planning a camp out and much more! No experience necessary.

STREAM Girls

May 11, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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.

Connections: December 2018

Summer camp registration opens Jan. 17

Get out and explore. Get out of your routine and immerse yourself in a reality where you can do and be whatever you dream! Girl Scout Camp is a safe place where you’ll try new things, step out of your comfort zone, and embrace your curiosity. Girl Scout Camp is a girl-led, girl-friendly place where everything you do – whether it’s climbing to the top of a mountain, leading an all-camp performance, or gathering your courage to zip down the zip line – leads to leadership.

Visit camp.girlscoutsofcolorado.org to view session descriptions, take a quiz to find what type of camp is best for you, and learn more about the awesome adventures ahead.

Share the Girl Scout experience

We love Girl Scouts. You love Girl Scouts. But, it can be frustrating when stereotypes and myths about what Girl Scouting is persist!  Help us change the perception that Girl Scouts just do crafts and sell cookies.

Sure, being part of the world’s largest girl-led entrepreneurial program is cool and gives girls the business smarts they need to take on the world; and the young makers of today are the inventors and innovators of the future, but Girl Scouts is even more than that. We’re adventurers and risk-takers who get outside and face our fears. (Check out this video of local Girl Scouts rock climbing at Garden of the Gods.) We’re dreamers and tinkerers who will build new technologies. ( Watch this video of Girl Scouts learning about cybersecurity.) We take care of our communities and speak up for others. (Watch this video)

Girl Scouts’ powerful all girl space (watch this video) fosters collaboration over competition and inspires girls to go beyond dreaming to actually doing. We want this for all girls! Please help spread the word, share the videos within your social circles, and show the world the power of Girl Scouts!

2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program beings Feb. 3

When girls participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, they get more than life-changing experiences and adventure. They also develop essential life skills—goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics—all while soaring in confidence and practicing leadership the Girl Scout way to lift one another up and change the world, together.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program runs Feb. 3 – March 10
Visit our website to find a training or cookie rally near you!

Upcoming Events

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

Performance running Dec. 6 – Jan. 6. 25% off tickets for Girl Scouts and their families.

Habitat Badge Day at the Pueblo Zoo

January 12, Pueblo

Girl Scout Juniors (4th and 5th grade) are invited to the Pueblo Zoo to work on their Habitat Badge!

Secrets to Success

January 26, Grand Junction

Girls will connect with professional women in a variety of career fields, giving them a unique opportunity to learn directly from incredible women in our community. Any girl in grades 6th – 12th, is invited to Secrets to Success.

​Save the Date: Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Avalanche

February 16, Denver

Join us for Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Avalanche and cheer on the Avs as they take on the St. Louis Blues! The troop with the most ticket referrals will get to have a cookie booth at the game! Last year’s troop sold over 500 packages at their booth.

Save the Date: Girl Scout Pajama Jam with the Colorado Nuggets

March 2, Denver

Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org to be added to the interest list. Details will be available in early 2019.