Welcome to a new Girl Scout year! Whether this is your first year as a Cadette or you are completing your last year as an Ambassador, we are here to provide information that is fun and relevant to you as an older girl. We know we have said this before, but the theme for this year is definitely #GirlScoutsIsNotCancelled. Check out this newsletter to see what is coming up at GSCO and ways to get involved with your troop, family, and community.
Do you have a friend who would enjoy Girl Scouts? Invite her to join you! With her $25 membership she can participate in so many amazing programs to grow herself and her future.
- Jan 28 – Meet an Expert: 9-1-1 Center Manager
- Feb 1 – Tools for Independence
- Feb 2 & 23 – Cadette Program Aide Training (must attend both dates)
- Feb 3 – Cadette Philanthropy Badge Series Kickoff
- Feb 3 – Senior & Ambassador Philanthropy Badge Series Kickoff
- Feb 4 – The CELL’s Virtual 365 Series: Radicalization & Violent Extremism Today
- Feb 9 – Crea tu Camino
- Feb 10 – Snow Badge Spectacular
- Feb 22 – Celebrate World Thinking Day, Meet an Expert: Girl Guide from Bangladesh
- March 4 – Cadette Cybersecurity Badge Series Kickoff
- March 4 – Senior & Ambassador Badge Series Kickoff
- March 9 – Crea tu Camino
- April 10 – OAC: High Ropes & Climbing at Magic Sky Ranch
- April 11 – OAC: High Ropes & Climbing at Magic Sky Ranch
2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program
We’ve got this! We are Girl Scouts. This cookie season presents us with new challenges, but we – girls, families, volunteers, and GSCO staff – are rising to the occasion right now!
GSCO is working with Little Brownie Bakers, GSUSA, and our key volunteers, as we consider girl and adult safety and the uncertainties before us. Know that for the 2021 cookie season, the core aspects of the Girl Scout Cookie Program will be the same, but how some things are done will be a bit different.
New This Year! – GSUSA and Grubhub have partnered to help Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors Girl Scouts meet their cookie program goals! Grubhub booths start Friday, February 12. All troops interested in participating in a Grubhub booth will need to fill out the interest form. Troops who complete the interest form will be selected through a lottery style process.
Check Out Our Clubs
Girl Scouts of Colorado has clubs for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors? These are programs that provide a space for you to connect with others your age around a topic that interests you. You can attend one meeting or make it a regular occurrence, whatever works for your schedule. Check out these clubs!
- Creative Writing – Receive monthly writing prompts and share your work in this space.
- Naturalist Club – For those who love nature and want to learn more about sustainability and how to be a steward for the environment.
- Book Club – Each month we read a different book and discuss it.
- Tools for Independence (JCSA or SA) – Learn skills that will help you be more independent and prepare you to be on your own.
Galentine’s Day is February 13
Celebrate your friendship with your favorite gal pals at our Galentine’s Day event on February 13 from 1:30- 2:30 p.m. For this event, if you invite a non-Girl Scout girlfriend to join you, both will receive a free program kit with a patch! Registration space is limited so sign-up ASAP. Registration closes on January 31.
Crea tu Camino patch
Want to get a global perspective and brush up on your Spanish? Join us in our Crea tu Camino/Make Your Path workshop. These happen once a month you can connect with girls in Spanish speaking countries, while also connecting with Latinx leaders in our community. After you have participated at least two times, you can earn this awesome patch! Register today for a workshop that fits your schedule!
How will you celebrate World Thinking Day?
World Thinking Day is February 22. You can celebrate this important day with at-home activities using guides from WAGGGS and GSUSA, or join our virtual program Meet an Expert: Girl Guide from Bangladesh. Make sure to also check out the GSCO blog and events calendar for live World Thinking Day programs.
- WAGGGS World Thinking Day Activity Pack
- Cadette, Senior, Ambassador World Thinking Day Award Activity Guide
- Cadette, Senior, Ambassador Global Action Award Activity Guide
Need to complete a Journey?
Check out our Badge Series in May to earn your Citizen Scientist Journey on your own. Registration will be available in the end of January.
Can’t wait until May? We also have the It’s Your World – Change It! Journeys available through our Google classroom. Email Emily.email@example.com to receive the classroom codes.
- Cadette Program Aide Training – February 2, 5-6 p.m. and February 23, 5-6 p.m. – Both dates are required and there are additional activities girls must complete in between on their own time.
- Cadette Babysitter Training – February 21 and March 25. Registration coming soon! Check the events calendar for registration.
- Volunteer in Training Award Training– Month of February to complete activities on their own time.
Outdoor Program News
Outdoor Adventure Club
The Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) is returning in spring 2021! The OAC is a staff-led program offering outdoor adventures around the state beyond what you might do with your troop. Check out the spring event calendar and find more information online.
Spring Troop Days at Camp: registration now open!
Register for spring 2021 sessions of Troop Days at Camp! Troops can visit select GSCO properties and participate in a half or full day of staff-led programs.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 Summer Camp Update
GSCO is excited to be planning summer outdoor programs for 2021! Because safety of girls, staff, and volunteers is always our top priority, we must adapt to our current environment and consider how best to give girls an amazing summer experience and give caregivers and staff peace of mind. We are working closely with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the American Camp Association, Association of Camp Nurses, the CDC, and the Colorado Governor’s office as the COVID-19 regulations and guidance for 2021 camps are still being determined. We do know that session offerings, schedules, capacity, and design of our camp programs will be adapted this upcoming year for enhanced safety measures.
Registration for resident camp will open in 9 a.m. Jan. 28 and we will have very limited spots available. Visit camp.girlscoutsofcolorado.org for details on sessions, safety procedures, registration process, FAQs, and more.
Gold Award Information for Seniors and Ambassadors
Now is the time to get started on your Gold Award! The first requirement is to attend an official Gold Award training, which will soon be offered through Google classroom, allowing girls to work through training at their own pace. Make sure to check the Gold Award webpage after February 1 for the link to take training.
Have you already taken official Gold Award training but have haven’t submitted an initial proposal? Would you like to talk over your project idea with someone before you submit, or ask questions about the proposal? Reach out to Kaitie LoDolce at email@example.com for help getting started on your project!
*All current Gold Award girls have until March 1 to complete their projects and present for final approval to be included in the spring celebrations!