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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by March 23.
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.