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Daisy Troop 77918 turns plastic bags into restored benches at the Callahan House

By the City of Longmont

A group of 13 girls from the Longmont Daisy Troop 77918 teamed up with local retailer, Budget Home Supply, to host a plastic bag drive, turning plastic bags into recycled composite decking materials to restore two benches for The City of Longmont’s Callahan House. The drive served as an opportunity for the girls to reach out to the community and learn about involvement, service, and charity.

Sponsored by Budget Home Supply, the girls’ plastic bag collections were sent to AZEK Building Products, where they were transformed into composite decking material, which is made up of 90 – 95% plastic film. The material was brought to the Callahan House where the Daisy troop worked with a local contractor Big Sky Builders, who also donated time to the project, on the restoration of the benches. They worked together to replace the worn boards on the existing benches with the new composite material, restoring the benches to a like-new condition.  

On November 2, 2019 the girls and their troop leaders held a ribbon cutting ceremony and tea party at the Callahan House to celebrate their hard work and the success of the project.

The City would like to thank the girls for all of their hard work and dedication on this project. The benches look great and will be appreciated by many visiting the Callahan House for years to come!

Built in 1892, Longmont’s Historic Callahan House and Garden is a historically designated home given to the City of Longmont in 1938 by honest and skillful merchants, Alice and Thomas Callahan. Host to several special events open to the community yearly, the House is also available to rent for private events.

Stop by The Callahan Holiday Open House on Friday, December 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. for a tour of the historic house and visit with Santa! This event is open to the public and admission is free. Parents, bring your own cameras to capture the moments!

Teddy Bear Project collection

Submitted by Taylar Reilly

Metro Denver

Highlands Ranch

I am so proud of our Girl Scout Daisy Troop 66446. They collected 194 stuffed animals for the Child Rescue Foundation’s annual Teddy Bear Project all while earning a petal for learning how to make the world a better place! The girls had pizza and teddy bear trail mix during their tagging party.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Petal in a Day event for Girl Scout Daisies

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Attention Daisy troops! Are you looking to earn your “Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout” petal in just one day? If so, we have an easy and no stress way for you to do just that. Let some older Girl Scouts do the work of leading. There are two options:

  • March 22, 2020 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the McKee 4H building
  • April 26, 2020 from 2 to 4 p.m.at the McKee 4H building

Cost is only $10 per girl. Badge is not included as this comes in a set. Use this link to register: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cbPwP1lvzv7rO3kQojt50lN8gqbwHgwq/view?fbclid=IwAR0eZ1gbcELdAHf3klw_7PWMP1tJpTHMcIt6xXr–urUpzFk2S23g-qwpiI  Space is limited so register early!

Hope to see you there! Confirmation email will come to you within a week of sending out your registration. If you don’t see one, check in with us. The girl in charge of emails is extremely prompt and sends them out the same day that payments come in.

Thank you and we hope to see you there!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Daisy “Three Cheers for Animals” Journey in a Day events

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Fort Collins

Northern & Northeastern CO

Coming to Northern Colorado: Two separate chances for Girl Scout Daisies to participate in a “Three Cheers for Animals” Journey in a Day event!

Where: The Ranch

When: November 10, 2019 or January 5, 2020- Both events run from 1 to 5 p.m.

Cost: $25 if no patches are wanted and cost is $32 with patches

A mixed group of Cadettes and Seniors will be leading the activities! A guest speaker from the Animal House coming to talk about animal care. Girls will also do a special project to help feral cats in the community.

November 10 signup: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1psEbq5zbiSgc_LZPvtfyVM5-5-W8V2EK/view?usp=sharing

** We still have some limited space for November 10 date. If you can’t make that one, you’ll get a second chance on January 5.

January 5 signup: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UVuRNisqSLzbq6SAA2b5sxOPXbK_mNyb

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Daisy Troop 7228 and Wild Bird Rescue and Rehab

Submitted by Elizabeth Lacy

Metro Denver

Aurora

On October 8, 2019, our Daisies learned about Wild Bird Rescue and Rehabilitation and earned the “Three Cheers for Animals!” badge! The nonprofit organization is located in Wheatridge, and visited us at our Aurora location. The girls spent time with the program educator and two sweet baby pigeons, who were very excited to be picked up and held by our enthusiastic troop.

For information on how your own troop can be part of this program, please check out the website at https://wildbirdrehab.com, or email Julie at emailjulie@mac.com. They do great work!

We had a few girls who were afraid of birds and this was a perfect safe way for them to learn about birds and caring for animals!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Girl Scouts build and test roller coaster cars with the LEGO Group

17 Girl Scout Daisies had the unique opportunity to build and test an awesome roller coaster car and ramp with the LEGO Group at Colorado Mills Mall in Lakewood on  Sunday, September 15, 2019! With the help of parents, caregivers, troop leaders, and LEGO Store employees, these Daisies learned about mechanical engineering and motion. Girls also explored how roller coasters work by designing, building, and testing their cars. As part of the event, the girls got to keep their LEGO cars and even earned their “Daisy Roller Coaster Design Challenge” badge. This event is all thanks to a national partnership between the LEGO Group and Girl Scouts of the USA! GSCO hopes to offer more events like this in the future.

A special thanks to CBS Denver who joined GSCO for the event and shared the story with their viewers!

Daisy Fun Day (Journey in a Day)

Submitted by Kalli Huffman

Metro Denver

Thornton

Join Troop 66742 for a Fun Day where your Girl Scout Daisy (or Daisies) will earn their “Flower Garden” Journey!

Where: Adams County Fairgrounds Al Lesser Building at 9755 Henderson Rd., Brighton 80601

When: November 2, 2019 from 9 a.m. – noon. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

Cost: $8/girl (includes a fun patch and snack) Must Purchase Tickets by 10/18/2019.

Ticket purchase: https://my.cheddarup.com/c/the-woods-service-unit-646

What to bring: Water bottle, snack for your Daisy (or Daisies) with food allergies, and gently-used men’s clothing or new men’s socks/underwear for the Denver Homeless Coalition.

A parent or leader is required to stay with each girl.

There will be refreshments and food for purchase.

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This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Earn a FREE cybersecurity patch

Calling all Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors! Here’s your chance to earn a special cybersecurity patch from Girl Scouts of the USA.

Step One

Choose the cybersecurity activity appropriate for your Girl Scout level as listed in this PDF:

CybersecurityPatch_FacilitatorGuide

These activities are from the Daisy, Brownie, and Junior cybersecurity badges. If you choose to swap out another activity, we highly recommend that you use one from Badge 1: Cybersecurity Basics, since that badge teaches foundational concepts that are built on in badges 2 and 3.

Step Two

Complete the activity and take lots of photos/videos.

Step Three

Share your story and photos from the activity using the Share Your Stories form: www.gscoblog.org/share 

Be sure to include what you learned about cybersecurity and why it is so important, along with any plans you might have to earn another STEM or cybersecurity badge.

Watch this video by a troop of Girl Scout Juniors who earned this special patch.

Once your story and photos have been received, GSCO Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper will contact you regarding the number of patches you need and where they should be mailed. Patches will be distributed on a first come, first-serve basis.

Questions? Email AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

Celebrate Global Climbing Day

The North Face has teamed up with gyms all over the world to provide inclusive climbing opportunities, lower barriers to entry, and celebrate Global Climbing Day on August 24, 2019! Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies are invited to celebrate Global Climbing Day with The North Face at Movement Climbing + Fitness gym in RiNo! Girls will be working on requirements toward the NEW Daisy or Brownie Climbing Adventure Badges!

Who:  Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies

What:  Climbing Adventure Badge Clinics

Where:

Movement Climbing + Fitness

3201 Walnut St.

Denver 80205

When:

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Daisies: Check in at 12:15 p.m.

Brownies: Check in at 1:45 p.m.

Clinics are approximately two-hours long

More details:            

  • All Girl Scouts must attend with a troop leader, parent, or guardian.
  • We strongly encourage girls to attend with their troop and troop leaders, so we can accommodate as many girls as possible.
  • No tagalongs.
  • All girls will need to submit an online, digital waiver before August 24. A link to the waiver will be emailed out on Monday, August 19.
  • Registration will close when the event has met capacity OR on Friday, August 16.

To register: Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org with the following information for each individual girl.

  • Girl first and last name
  • Email address for parent or guardian
  • Grade
  • Troop Number

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

Build-a-Roller-Coaster adventure: Design challenge for Daisies with LEGO

UPDATE AS OF AUGUST 1, 2019: THIS EVENT IS FULL.

Girl Scouts of Colorado invites 15 Girl Scout Daisies to come build an awesome roller coaster car and ramp with LEGO Bricks! Your Girl Scout Daisy will explore learning through play as she builds, tests, and races her very own roller coaster car and ramp with a team of Daisy friends to support her every step of the way! She’ll even earn an awesome “Daisy Roller Coaster Design Challenge” badge to fuel her growing sense of skill-building, goal-crushing, barrier-breaking Girl Scout pride—SWEET.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

LEGO Store

Colorado Mills

14500 W Colfax Ave #482

Lakewood, CO 80401

Event time: 9:45 – 11:00 a.m.

Cost: FREE

Please note the following for this special event:

  • Capacity is limited to 15 Girl Scout Daisies and four parents/guardians/troop leaders.
  • All Girl Scouts who sign up must have renewed their Girl Scout membership for the 2019 – 2020 membership year. Haven’t renewed yet? That’s OK! Sign your girls up for another year of unmatched fun and adventure with Girl Scouts NOW!
  • Registration will close on Tuesday, August 13 OR when capacity is met.
  • Do not register Girl Scouts unless you know they are able to attend this event.
  • Each girl will be required to submit a signed parent permission form (with emergency contact information), GSUSA photo release, LEGO photo release, and LEGO in-store liability waiver. Forms will be emailed out prior to the event and must be returned via email by 5 p.m. on August 16.

To register, email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org with the information listed below for each individual Girl Scout Daisy. Do not register Girl Scouts unless you know they are able to attend this event.

  • Parent/caregiver first name
  • Parent/caregiver last name
  • Email address
  • Zip code
  • Girl Scout Daisy’s first name
  • Girl Scout Daisy’s lase name
  • Girl Scout Daisy grade

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org