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TRY IT Days: Create Like a G.I.R.L. – Belmar Library

You’ve heard about Girl Scouts – now try it for yourself!

Join us for an afternoon of sample activities from our new Girl Scout Outdoor Art badges!

Are you new to Girl Scouts?

Please join us to learn all about what it means to be a Girl Scout, and the wonderful volunteer opportunities available. Inviting K-12th grade girls and an adult to learn more. New troops are forming today!

As a Girl Scout, your girl will practice leadership with grit like a go-getter, problem solve like an innovator, embrace challenges like a risk-taker, and show empathy like a leader—in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment where she can feel free to let her full, magnificent personality shine through every single time.

Are you a current Girl Scout member or volunteer?

You’re invited to complete hands-on activities toward your Outdoor Art badge in the comfort of the library. Bring a friend or prospective volunteer to share the wonderful world of Girl Scouts!

To start your girls’ membership with Girl Scout of Colorado visit: www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/join

TRY IT Days: Engineer Like a G.I.R.L. – Lakewood Library

You’ve heard about Girl Scouts – now try it for yourself!

Join us for an afternoon of sample activities from our new Girl Scout Engineering Journeys and badges!

Are you new to Girl Scouts?

Please join us to learn all about what it means to be a Girl Scout, and the wonderful volunteer opportunities available. Inviting K-12th grade girls and an adult to learn more. New troops are forming today!

As a Girl Scout, your girl will practice leadership with grit like a go-getter, problem solve like an innovator, embrace challenges like a risk-taker, and show empathy like a leader—in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment where she can feel free to let her full, magnificent personality shine through every single time.

Are you a current Girl Scout member or volunteer?

You’re invited to complete hands-on activities toward Engineering badges in the comfort of the library. Bring a friend or prospective volunteer to share the wonderful world of Girl Scouts!

To start your girls’ membership with Girl Scout of Colorado visit: www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/join

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Submitted by Mikayla Geeve

Metro Denver

Westminster

I learned about women who are part of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. I researched these three women: Lily Nie, Marion Downs, and Jill Tietjen.

Lily Nie helped Chinese babies from orphans and brought them to America to be adopted. She did this because foreigners could not adopt Chinese children.

Marion Downs was able to change the world by giving babies hearing aids, so that they could learn and read at the same time that other kids did. She did this to help these kids be able to learn, write, and read at the age of about 5-6, instead of waiting to be tested at 9-10. This would be better, since they could have a better understanding of reading and writing.

Jill Tietjen writes books about other women’s successes who changed the world. By writing these books, other women could be inspired to do the same, and do something good for the world.

Overall, I learned that women all over the world can accomplish anything if they set their minds to it, and have a passion of their interest.

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is excited to partner with Girl Scouts of Colorado to provide girls across the state an opportunity to learn the stories of women who have shaped our state and the nation’s history with courage, leadership, intelligence, and creativity. Girl Scouts are future female leaders of Colorado and the Hall of Fame recognizes and preserves the accomplishments of past and present Colorado women. – M.L. Hanson, Founder of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Thanks to Mikayla for sharing her story earning this special patch with Girl Scouts of Colorado!

Centennial Juniors take action to help homeless animals

Submitted by Niki Spiers

Metro Denver

Centennial

Girl Scout Juniors from Troop 60168 decided to take action to help homeless animals. The troop finished up their Outdoor Journey by visiting the Dumb Friends League in Denver. The fourth graders learned what the current needs for the shelter were and set out to collect donations. They made posters, asking for donations and hung them in Peabody Elementary. Then, they made school announcements requesting donations. They reached out to family, friends, and neighbors for donations. On January 29, 2019, they arrived at Dumb Friends League with bags of paper towels, Q-tips, cotton balls, dish soap, and more! During their tour, they learned Dumb Friends League helps over 22,000 animals every year with most homeless dogs and cats being adopted within two weeks! It was a fun and educational visit for both Girl Scouts and parents. Everyone left grateful knowing homeless animals were being well taken care of at the Dumb Friends League!

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

Suncor purchases 6,000 packages of Girl Scout Cookies

Thank you to Suncor for their generous support of Colorado Girl Scouts and the Girl Scout Cookie Program! Suncor purchased 6,000 packages of Girl Scout Cookies from a Denver troop. The Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs will be given to customers at Top Dog Car Wash locations around the state. To find a Top Dog Car Wash location near you, click here: Suncor Retail Car Wash Site List 2019-01-30

2019 Best Cookie Video contest: Aimee’s cookie video

Girl Scout Junior Aimee S. of Denver entered this video in the 2019 Best Cookie Video contest: https://youtu.be/rf8IAADL9FM

To enter this year’s “Best Cookie Video Contest,” just email your video, along with a brief story and your cookie goal, to Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

Disney On Ice: Worlds of Enchantment

Join GSCO for Disney On Ice:  Worlds of Enchantment on Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Denver Coliseum (4600 Humboldt Street Denver, CO 80216) at 7 p.m.

See Lightning McQueen, Mater, and the Disney Pixar’s Cars race across the ice! Dive into undersea fun with Ariel in The Little
Mermaid’s kingdom. Experience the adventures of Buzz, Woody, and the Toy Story gang as they race for home. Join sisters Anna and Elsa, Olaf, and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn true love comes from within.

Girl Scouts and their families receive a specially discounted ticket price of $15, regularly $30 and $25. A $3.50 facility fee added, covers free parking in the Denver Coliseum lots. Purchases of 10 or more contact Francie at Ticketworks (303) 670 – 3696 or francie@denverticketworks.com .

Online purchases can be made at axs.com (https://www.axs.com/events/366876/disney-on-ice-presents-worlds-of-enchantment-tickets?q=disney+on+ice) – use promo
code SCOUT, additional convenience fees apply.

Commemorative Worlds of Enchantment patches will be given to Girl Scouts at entry.

Outdoor field trips at Bluff Lake Nature Center

Visit Bluff Lake Nature Center, a beautiful wildlife refuge and outdoor classroom in northeast Denver and for a unique and memorable experience! Environmental educators will guide Girl Scouts through exploration hikes and interactive activities specifically designed to fulfill requirements for a nature-related badge.

Daisies can earn their “EcoLearner” badge as they get first-hand practice protecting nature, or their “Outdoor Art Maker” badge as they create nature-inspired art.

Brownies can earn their “Outdoor Adventurer” badge as they explore the outdoors in a new way, or their “Bugs” badge as they experience the world of insects and spiders.

Juniors can earn their “Animal Habitats” badge as they learn about the places animals call home, or their “Flowers” badge as they enjoy the science and beauty of our native flora.

If you have something else in mind, ask us about customizing a program for your troop!

Field trips are 1-2 hours long, and visitors are welcome to stay and enjoy the site for the rest of the day following the program. Trips are $10 per Girl Scout (unless otherwise noted). There is a minimum of 8 Girl Scouts to schedule a trip. Adult-to-girl ratios for events must be met. There is no charge for adult chaperones or non-participating siblings. A variety of times are available, including afternoons and weekends. Visit www.blufflake.org for more information, or contact Bluff Lake Education Manager Heidi Pfeiffer at heidi@blufflake.org to schedule your trip!

Helping foster children around Denver

Submitted by Clare F.

Metro Denver

Highlands Ranch

I know that so many young children are sent to foster homes with very few belongings, sometimes carrying those belongings in a plastic trash bag. Almost nothing is their own. This bothered me, knowing how much my belongings mean to me. To help, I decided to create cinch sack bags for some of the girls. I hoped that it would help some girls on their journey, and inspire others to do the same. I delivered them to Mount Saint Vincent’s Home, and they have been distributed to girls around the metro-district.

These cinch sack bags were sewn and designed by me. In order to have the funds to buy the fabric and the materials, I started a small business of sewing badges on to local Girl Scout uniforms. I advertised through family friends and my service unit. The money I earned helped me get enough fabric to make 20 bags for foster teens.

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

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Submitted by Ariana Olais

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

I want to share how fun it was to learn about the women in the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. Knowing of all the accomplishments and contributions women have, is nothing but rewarding. Knowing that I like other girls (Girl Scout or not) have opportunities and potential to be as successful is many women before us.

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