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Girl Scouts can help children in crisis

The annual Teddy Bear Project begins again on September 1, 2019, and this year, the Child Rescue Foundation is also asking for donations of blankets.

Since 1999, Girl Scouts and other groups have participated in the annual Teddy Bear project, collecting new and gently loved plush animals to be given to children in crisis. More than 165,000 have been donated to date. The goal this year is to collect another 10,000.

The plush animals collected can be of any size, shape, color, creed, or religion. All will be given to make a difference in the life of a child.

Denver Safehouse alone serves more than 10,000 women and children each year. The Denver Police Department reports it responds to more than 6,000 domestic violence calls annually and in more than one-third of those cases there is a child in the home.

Girl Scouts can help by collecting new and gently loved plush animals or blankets, host a tag and sort party , and then deliver by November 16.

Learn more at http://cr-foundation.org/wordpress1/annual-calender/tbp-teddy-bear-project/ or email childrescue97984@aol.com.


Support the Colorado Classic and earn a special patch

For summer 2019, GSCO is proud to support the Colorado Classic® (https://www.coloradoclassic.com/)! The Colorado Classic® presented by VF Corporation (August 22 – 25) is the only women’s standalone pro road race in the Western hemisphere. Nearly 100 of the world’s best racers from 16 teams will compete in the four-stage race over challenging iconic Colorado mountain and urban terrain, starting in Steamboat Springs, moving to Avon, then Golden and finishing in Denver. The race has earned the prestigious 2.1 classification by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and is on USA Cycling’s Pro Road Tour.

More than a race, the Colorado Classic is a movement empowering woman of all ages and abilities to transform their lives and the world through sports. The race is advancing women’s pro cycling with harder, longer routes; unprecedented financial support; and daily live TV streaming coverage that puts women’s racing on a global stage. Bicycling Magazine named the Colorado Classic one of 13 races in the world not to be missed this year.

Girl Scouts are invited to watch the race at a special Girl Scout viewing section in one of the host communities OR stream the race from home and go on a bike ride to earn a special Colorado Classic patch. Please review the instructions below and fill out the online patch notification form to receive this special patch. Please note we have 200 patches to give away across the state!

You can also check out all the Activities for Youth that the Colorado Classic has outlined for all youth across Colorado.

Option 1 – There will be special Girl Scout viewing sections set up in all four hosting communities, all details are listed below. Watch the race in person and snap a photo or two of you at the race! Please note, there will not be a GSCO representative at these locations, they are just meeting spots for Girl Scouts. Any group of more than 5 Girl Scouts in uniform is likely to attract the camera’s attention! Fill out the online notification form and upload your photos to receive your patch!

Stage 1 – August 22 – Steamboat Springs presented by Smartwool

11:15 – 11:45 a.m. – https://goo.gl/maps/Jw3cW8svkgBmXitw7

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. – https://goo.gl/maps/SRJJ2c95cHZvufNY8

Stage 2 – August 23 – Avon presented by FirstBank

1 – 3:30 p.m. – https://goo.gl/maps/QJDeHViE1c9YNdZA9

Stage 3 – August 24 – Golden

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.- https://goo.gl/maps/RSKi4VaKV5RuRH9R7

Stage 4 – August 25 – Denver presented by Gates Corporation. Don’t miss the Girl Scouts performing the color guard at the main stage!

1:30 – 4 p.m. – https://goo.gl/maps/xmNNt7VwXW6tJF776

Option 2 – Stream the race from home and go on a bike ride! Snap a photo of you watching the race from home and on your bike ride to upload on your online notification form. Don’t forget to track the length of your bike ride too! Fill out the online notification form and upload your photos to receive your patch!

** The online patch notification form will close when all 200 patches have been requested. **

Questions? Email Aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.


Girl Scouts announces Crocs as 2019 Women of Distinction Corporate Champion

Girl Scouts of Colorado is proud to announce Crocs as the Women of Distinction Corporate Champion. This award recognizes hard work in advancing women in their industry, supporting and encouraging women and girls, and working to raise awareness about remarkable women.

Says Shannon Sisler, SVP & Chief People Officer,  “We are thrilled to receive this award, which validates our mission to support women and girls thriving at all levels. Crocs is proud to join the Girl Scouts of Colorado in helping today’s girls become tomorrow’s leaders. As part of our mission for everyone to be comfortable in their own shoes, Crocs supports the Girl Scouts of Colorado in helping girls unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader)™.”

Crocs, Inc., headquartered in Colorado, is proud that two-thirds of its global workforce is women and Crocs has dedicated itself to making an environment that values an open mind, looking on the bright and colorful side of life, and embracing and celebrating the uniqueness in everyone.

This is the first year this award is being presented, and it joins the Women of Distinction Award as the highest recognition of philanthropic efforts and volunteerism in Colorado’s communities.  The 2019 Thin Mint Dinner recognizes the Corporate Champion and the Class of 2019 Women of Distinction. This year’s dinner is moving to the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center at 7800 E Tufts Ave., and will be held on October 30, 2019, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event includes Thin Mint cocktails and dessert made with Thin Mints, a three-course meal, and event program. Event co-chairs are Tasha Jones, Senior Director of Marketing, Community Relations, Stapleton Denver, Mixed-Use Development, Woman of Distinction ’15; and Michelle Lucero, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Woman of Distinction ’15. The Women of Distinction program brings together a group of women dedicated to raising support for Girl Scout leadership programs.

For information regarding tickets and sponsorships, visit www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/woddenver or contact Heidi Books at (303) 607-4833 or at heidi.books@gscolorado.org.

About Crocs, Inc.:

Crocs, Inc. (Nasdaq: CROX) is a world leader in innovative casual footwear for women, men, and children, combining comfort and style with a value that consumers know and love. The vast majority of shoes within Crocs’ collection contains Croslite™ material, a proprietary, molded footwear technology, delivering extraordinary comfort with each step.

In 2019, Crocs declares that expressing yourself and being comfortable are not mutually exclusive. To learn more about Crocs or our global Come As You Are™ campaign, please visit www.crocs.com or follow @Crocs on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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


Movement Climbing + Fitness

3201 Walnut St.

Denver 80205


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.

Daisy’s Circle Supporter Spotlight: Karrie Adamson

Tell us about your connection to Girl Scouts.

I started as a leader when my oldest was in second grade. I had those girls until they graduated high school. When my girls were in school, I was the service unit manager for five years. I loved what the Girl Scout Cookie Program gave the girls, so I got heavily involved and loved watching the girls achieve goals and gain confidence. In 1994, I got talked into volunteering at day camp and found my place! I worked at Genesee the next year as a counselor and then moved to the urban team as the business manager and then took over as the director where I stayed until the program was eliminated. During the school year, I worked at a few different outreach programs until I found my passion for the Focus on Ability program where I have been for the last 20 years.

What is the most valuable thing that Girl Scouts gives girls today?

The ability to have self confidence! I love that it gives them a place where they can try new things and explore with safe boundaries and amazing mentors, My girls still attribute many of the leadership skills they have and self confidence to Girl Scouts.

Why did you join Daisy’s Circle?

I joined because as a leader and camp director, I saw many girls benefit from scholarships that allowed them the experience when money was not available for them. I would like to help girls have that experience.

What is the best thing about monthly giving?

It produces an ongoing, reliable source of income.

Named after Girl Scout founder, Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low, Daisy’s Circle is Girl Scouts of Colorado’s monthly giving program. Funds raised through Daisy’s Circle provide financial assistance for girls and volunteers, support Outreach Programs and more.  For more information: https://www.gscodaisyscircle.org/

Girl Scout Night at Denver Zoo

Girl Scouts and their families are invited to Denver Zoo for a special after-hours event! Girl Scout Night at Denver Zoo is Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 6 – 9 p.m. Discover how the zoo provides specialized care for the animals. The event includes up-close animal encounters, games, and activity stations that support badge requirements, free carousel rides, entertainment, and a 2019 commemorative patch!  Tickets may sell out , so get yours today!


Tickets are $15 per person. Groups of more than 10 will receive a $1 discount per registrant.

Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens

Thank you to all the Girl Scouts, friends, and families who joined GSCO for Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens in Denver July 19 – 21, 2019! More than 550 tickets were purchased for this annual event. We also want to give a special shout-out to the 16 Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors, who volunteered along with their parents/guardians/troop leaders, to help run our activity table.

A special congratulations to Brianna U., the winner of this year’s patch contest! Her design was made into a special patch for the event. Brianna also received two free tickets, two VIP Rapid Rides passes, and two Attraction Passes (XLR8R or Sling Shot).



First Aid with South Metro Fire Rescue

Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes are invited to learn first aid with South Metro Fire’s first responders on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 9 a.m. – noon. You will also get to talk to firefighters about their jobs and learn basic first aid skills to earn your “First Aid” Badge. Register online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/first_aid_with_south.html

Stations will include:

  • How to get help from 911
  • Talk to someone who treats injured persons
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Clean minor injuries
  • Prevent/treat outdoor injuries (bee stings)
  • Shock types
  • Weather injuries (hypo and hyperthermia)

Badges are included in the cost of the workshop and they will be distributed at the event.

A basic liability waiver will need to be submitted for each girl upon check-in at the event. The waiver will be emailed out ahead of time and available at check-in. We ask that girls bring a full, reusable water bottle with them as well.

This is not a drop off event. All Girl Scouts must attend with her parent/guardian or troop leaders. Adult to girl ratios for events must be met. Troop Leaders: we suggest registering troops individually.

Registration will close when the event has met capacity OR on Tuesday, September 10.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org. If you have any questions about this event or have trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

Troop needed for Color Guard at Colorado Classic

This summer, GSCO is proud to support the Colorado Classic (https://www.coloradoclassic.com/)! Returning to Colorado for the third year, the 2019 race is women-only!

We are looking for 4-6 Girl Scouts to perform the Color Guard at the start/finish line in Denver on Sunday, August 25. We are looking for Girl Scouts who are experienced at doing the Color Guard – this should not be their first time doing a Color Guard in public. Below are the rest of the details.

  • Location: Downtown Denver, 22nd and Blake near Coors Field
  • Arrival time: 11:30 a.m. check-in with Visit Denver rep, 12:25 p.m. Color Guard and National Anthem

If interested, please email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

Bunk with the Beasts

Submitted by Marie Merrill-Exton

Southwestern CO

Pagosa Springs

Daisy Troop 26237 of Pagosa Springs set a goal to “Bunk with the Beasts” at Denver Zoo with their money earned from the Girl Scout Cookie Program. They did just that in June! The girls made so many memories together from building Girl Scout Thin Mint bears at Build-A-Bear to walking Denver Zoo at night to learn about the different animals and what makes them unique. It was an incredibly memorable experience for all!

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