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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the email interest list.