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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.


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.


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.

Connections: June 2018

She’s a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, I nnovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ force to be reckoned with, and we can help her unleash that unstoppable greatness again. Together, let’s make sure she benefits from another extraordinary year of positive energy, excitement, and experiences that build the skills she needs today and tomorrow—– all in a place designed specifically to bring out the very best in her. Because at Girl Scouts, everything she will do is with, by, and for girls. And research shows there’s no better place for her to discover her full potential. Girl Scouts is also the only  place where girls can work toward and earn the Gold Award—– one of the most prestigious awards for girls in the world (and a great boost when it comes to college applications, scholarship opportunities, establishing a lifetime network, and so much more)!

Renew Today

Girl Scouts: preparing girls for a lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure. 

Check out our incredible new PSA , “Lifetime of Leadership,” which celebrates notable Girl Scout alums and their amazing accomplishments and is narrated by Girl Scout alum, Queen Latifah. The incredible women featured in the video – including U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth and Susan Collins, Melinda Gates, Dolores Huerta, and Tyra Banks – serve as role models for today’s girls and young women, and they powerfully reflect the impact Girl Scouts have and what they are truly made of.

Please feel free to share it on your social media channels to show how @girlscouts and @gscolo have been taking the lead for more than a century.  Be sure to use #becauseofGirlScouts when sharing your Girl Scout story.

Drama-free summer camp? No problem?

Whether you’re about to send your girl off to overnight summer camp, or she’s just about to come home, you should know there are a few things you can do as a parent to decrease the drama and up the fun factor for everyone. Here’s the scoop from Girl Scouts Developmental Psychologist Andrea Bastiani Archibald, Ph.D. on how to make it work for you.

Tips for camp

Camp like a G.I.R.L.

There’s no better place to step out of your comfort zone, be bold, be curious, embrace the unfamiliar, and grow your confidence than at Girl Scout Camp. It’s a whole new world, and it’s a place you’ll never forget!

There are still a few spots open at later summer sessions and day camps. View the session list here and search “open.” 

Join Daisy’s Circle Monthly Giving

We are Girl Scout Sisters. We often talk about the benefits girls receive by being members of Girl Scouts: New skills, confidence, and lifelong friendships, to name a few. We never really talk about what adults get out of Girl Scouting. It’s so easy to join! The bigger the circle, the bigger the impact!

Join today

Upcoming Events

June 2: Gold Award Girl Scout’s Computer Drive, 10-12
Accepting the following: desktop computers, laptop computers, monitors (not CRTs), keyboards, mouse, speakers, and cables.
June 10: Girl Scout Swim Party at Pirates Cove, Englewood
June 15: Girl Scout Bridging and Overnight with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox
July 27 – 29: Elitch Gardens Girl Scout Days
August 10: Reach for the Peak, Sky High Ranch
August 17: Cave of the Winds Sleepover, Manitou Springs
August 26: Scout Day with the Colorado Rockies

Want event details delivered to your inbox weekly? Sign up for Events email at gscoblog.org.


Summer 2018 camp sessions online now, registration opens Jan. 18

There’s no better place to step out of your comfort zone, be bold, be curious, embrace the unfamiliar, and grow your confidence than at Girl Scout Camp. It’s a whole new world, and it’s a place she’ll never forget!

Whether she’s climbing to the top of a mountain, singing along with her new best friends, getting messy with the barn animals, or collaborating on an all-camp performance, your G.I.R.L. will have the time of her life!

Check out all the amazing camp sessions coming up this summer, and mark your calendar for registration, opening Jan. 18 at 9 a.m.

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Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday, Dec. 5

Help Girl Scouts of Colorado continue to provide an unparalleled, girls-only experience to G.I.R.L.s all over the state. Your donation on Colorado Gives Day goes further than on any other day of the year.

Schedule your donation today, and download badges to share on social media.

2018 Cookie Program begins Feb. 4

Thanks to everyone who participated in our amazing 2017 Fall Product Program! We saw a 29% growth over last year, with more than 4,400 girls participating. 669 troops earned the exclusive S’mores Club booth opportunity – way to go!

The cookie program runs Feb. 4 – March 11. We’re excited to be offering the popular S’mores cookie again this year.

Visit our website to find a training or Cookie Rally near you.

Older girl highlight: Gold Award Girl Scout Molly McPherson

Since earning the highest honor in Girl Scouting, Molly McPherson, a 2017 Gold Award Girl Scout, has completed a short documentary on the impact of plastic water bottles and is now sponsored by Polar Bottle!

Molly’s Gold Award project focused on educating her community on how to reduce plastic waste and increase the use of reusable water bottles. Learn more about her project on the blog.

Make a 4-hour promise 4 Her

Girl Scout troops rely on volunteer support for girls to receive the best experience possible. Your troop leaders are committed to providing the primary guidance and support for the troop, but all families are asked to give what they can. We are asking for your promise of 4 hours per family per year – 4 HER.

Make a 4-hour 4 Her Promise »

Visit our camps this winter

Can’t wait until summer to go to camp? We have fun events happening all year:


Upcoming Events

Dec. 2: Teddy Bear Toss with Metro State Hockey, Westminster
Cheer on Metro State at they take on CU Hockey. Participants will toss their bears on the ice when Metro State scores their first goal.

Dec. 8: Disney on Ice, Denver
Disney on Ice presents “Follow Your Heart.” A post-performance Girl Scout clinic will highlight the Tech Crew and the special work they do to put on the show. Event patch is included.

Save the date for exciting Girl Scouts sports events in 2018!

To be notified when registration opens, contact Lori Thompson.

  • Jan. 14: Girl Scout Day with DU Gymnastics, Denver
  • Jan. 19: Girl Scout Night with DU Hockey, Denver
  • Feb. 23: Pajama Jam with the Denver Nuggets, Denver
  • March 2: Girl Scout Night with the Colorado Avalanche, Denver

Want event details delivered to your inbox weekly? Sign up for the Events email at gscoblog.org.

Connections: September 2017

Kick off your next Girl Scout year with access to brand new, girl-tested and approved programming! Combined with existing STEM and outdoor programs, as well as programming in life skills and entrepreneurship, these new Journeys and badges are designed to help you unleash your inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™.

Learn more.

If you’re having trouble accessing these new resources, please reach out to your volunteer support specialist. Don’t know who that is? Email inquiry@gscolorado.org

New Online Resources 

We’ve been updating some resources to make your life easier. Check them out:

Fall Product Program Begins Sept. 23

The Fall Product Program starts on September 23. In-person sales will run through October 15. Online sales end October 30. All troops must have a completed ACH form for the 2017-18 membership year to participate.

Our popular S’mores Club is back, and girls and adult volunteers who rock both the 2017 Fall Product and 2018 Cookie programs will receive special rewards!

S’more details

Travel the world with Girl Scouts

Are you interested in learning more about all the ways you can travel as an older Girl Scout? Join our upcoming travel webinars! Register today to be on the email list to receive the webinar link sent out one week before the webinar date. Can’t make it? We will record them and post to the GSCO blog.

Our most successful summer camp session yet

GSCO had an amazing summer camp season this year, with more than 2,000 campers at overnight and day camps! Visit our Flickr page to see fun photos.

Thinking of renting a GSCO property? Our policies have changed, so make sure you’re up to date.

Share you G.I.R.L. story

Girl Scouts are adventure seekers, problem solvers, and so much more! We are G.I.R.L.s (go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, leaders)!

Share your G.I.R.L. story on the GSCO blog »

Join Daisy’s Circle and save

Join Daisy’s Circle and get a $5 new member coupon to use at the Girl Scouts of Colorado Shop. Shop in person in Denver, by phone, or email.

Coupon applies to in-stock merchandise only, and cannot be transferred or copied.

This offer expires on 10/15/2017, so join today!

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Upcoming Events

Sept. 9: CU Football Scout Day
Come cheer on the Buffs in Boulder as they take on the Texas State San Marcos Bobcats.

Sept. 16: Scout Day with the Colorado Rockies
Watch the Rockies play the San Diego Padres and get a fun event patch.

Sept. 23: Fall Product Program Begins
Participate to earn start-up funds for your troop this year, and for the chance to join the S’mores Club.

Sept. 29 – Oct. 1: SHR Fall Rendezvous
Test your mettle at Sky High with our zipline, low ropes course, archery, and more!

Oct. 14: Air Force Football Scout Camp Out
Root for the Falcons as they take on the UNLV Rebels and camp out after the game.