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Raising up the next generation of girls

Submitted by Aimee Artzer, GSCO Community Partnerships Manager

Metro Denver

Denver

“Grit & Grace” is a podcast about strong women doing amazing things in business, fitness, and life! Tahverlee interviews some of the most remarkable women who have been so helpful in her entrepreneurial journey and shares the trials and triumphs on their success.

Aimee Artzer of the Girl Scouts of Colorado, along with Beth Barela of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, are teaching our next generation of girls that they truly can be anything they want to be. By sharing the stories of the women inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, they are learning what courage and determination looks like from some of the greats. The two organizations have come together to collaborate on supporting girls and women alike.

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Night on the Town

Submitted by Barbara Light

Metro Denver

Aurora

Troop 71 decided to work on their “Urban Orienteering” badge, a badge exclusive to Girl Scouts of Colorado, which helps girls understand how to navigate the City of Denver. We learned a lot about how the city is set up and how to move around it. Then, we put our knowledge into practice by planning our route to go have a night on the town!

We definitely recommend doing this badge as a Cadette. We feel it will help us later when we travel other places. Oh, and Wicked was awesome!

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

Visit the Girl Scout History Collection

The Girl Scout History Collection is curated by Ernie and Carol Altvater. These California transplants converted the basement of their Denver home (Congress Park neighborhood) into a climate-controlled, carefully organized collection. It is not something to miss for Girl Scouts of all ages! Their collection is a comprehensive history of the Girl Scout movement seen through memorabilia. Thousands of items are on display including uniforms through the years, photos, camping gear, jewelry, badges and insignia, dolls, books, camp postcards, cameras, and dozens of other categories. From the earliest years of Girl Scouting to the present, all aspects of the program are represented. There is also a “try it on” area where girls can see how they look in hats, sashes, and vests from other levels and other areas.

What to expect: Since the collection is in the basement of Carol and Ernie’s home, we ask that troop leaders discuss manners with the girls before they arrive (for example, no running around). Candy, gum, and drinks are not allowed. We want this to be a fun experience for your troop, but also expect Girl Scout behavior. “Tag-a-longs” are not allowed, and all adults who accompany the troop are expected to help girls gain the most from the experience.

To schedule your tour: Email girlscoutcollection@gmail.com. If your troop is using the tour as part of the requirements toward a specific badge, let us know so the tour can be tailored to your needs. The exact address of the collection (Congress Park neighborhood of Denver) will be provided upon confirming your tour.

About the tour: The tour consists of three or four parts, depending on troop level – a walk-though orientation, group discussion of Girl Scout history, and an opportunity for girls to explore the collection and ask about features that catch their attention. Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, and Seniors may also elect to view the 1918 silent film, “The Golden Eaglet”.

Tour duration:

Daisies – 45 minutes

Brownies – 1 hour and 15 minutes

Juniors and older – 1 hour and 30 minutes

You can also check out the Girl Scout History Collection Facebook page.

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Donation to shelter to inspire mothers with family art project ideas

Submitted by Jessica Spangler

Metro Denver

Denver

With help from her multi-level Girl Scout troop, Senior Makayla completed the Journey “Mission: Sisterhood.” As her sisterhood issue, she chose improving relationships between mothers and their children, specifically those under additional stress due to homelessness. She wanted family art projects to help children be calmer and more cooperative with their mothers by building their relationship. With her troop, she created a beautifully painted wooden container to install at the local domestic violence shelter, Arising Hope. The troop then filled the painted container with art supplies they purchased with funds they raised as part of the Girl Scout Cookie Program. A set of laminated instructions for three art projects that would encourage mothers and children to bond were included, and Makayla wrote a personal cover letter explaining the goal of her project and inspiring mothers to do the projects together with their children as a family.

When asked “What have you learned from the troop that you can use in your daily life?”

Makayla responds “It’s easy to make friends.”

She said sisterhood is important because it’s nice to help people, and they will be there for you when you need help.

Makayla and her troop expanded their network when they visited a horse rescue and learned how a woman became the owner of a nonprofit and advocates for horses. She met Keith, who volunteers at the nonprofit Arising Hope shelter and happily agreed to accept donations of art supplies for Makayla’s project. Learning about these careers was eye opening for Makayla, who wants to be a baker. She said she would like to bake for a shelter to serve its residents. “Our project is meaningful because it will help other people.”

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

Stapleton & Park Hill: Make Your Own Fairy Garden / Hacer su propia jardín de hadas

Join Girl Scouts of Colorado to make your own fairy garden to attract good energy and magical fairies to your home! We will use plants, flowers, rocks, and decorations to make our gardens. We will provide all the materials you need. Let’s learn about nature, how to take care of our world, and what it means to be a Girl Scout. Inviting all girls and families in the area to join us and 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 work together with her peers to discover, connect, and take action.

Event will take place on Saturday, May 18th from 10:00 A.M to 11:30 A.M at Sam Gary Branch Library located at  2961 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238. 

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

Hacer su propia jardín de hadas a traer energía buena y hadas mágicas a su casa con Girl Scouts de Colorado. Vamos a utilizar plantas, flores, piedras, y decoraciónes a hacer nuestra jardines. Vamos a proveer todos de las materiales que necesitas. Aprenderemos sobre la naturaleza, como tomar cuidado de nuestra mundo, y todo que significa que ser una Girl Scout. Estamos invitando todos niñas y familias en la área a aprender más. ¡Tropas nuevas abarcando los grados K-12 hoy!

La experiencia de Girl Scouts está diseñada para ser guiada por las niñas. El tomar decisiones,el arreglo, y la comunicación son elementos esenciales para desarrollar lideres fuertes. Animamos a las niñas que aprendan haciendo. Les preguntamos que se arriesguen – quetraten y vean el resultado. Girl Scouts es una experiencia cooperativa – las niñas trabajan juntas para descubrir,conectar, y tomar acción en su comunidad.

El evento está en sábado, 18 de mayo, a las 10:00 A.M a 11:30 A.M, en Sam Gary Branch Library (Biblioteca de Sam Gary) se encuentra a  2961 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238.

A empezar la registración de su niña, hacer un clic a: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/2019_girl_registration_spanish

Archery at Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Submitted by Jessica Spangler

Metro Denver

Denver

Multi-Level Troop 65659 invited several other area troops to participate in an archery clinic at Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The Schools and Outdoor Learning Environments (SOLE) program connects kids and their families to the outdoors!

16 Girl Scouts ranging from Brownie to Senior participated in the clinic, where they learned about the parts of a bow and safety rules in a classroom before heading to the range. Many of the girls had never tried archery before. They had a great time and learned how they can continue to pursue archery at state parks.

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

Denver Girl Scouts visit Hometown Heroes at Children’s Hospital Colorado

Submitted by Laura Holloway

Metro Denver

Denver

Girl Scout Junior Troop 61048 of Denver delivered 60 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to Children’s Hospital Colorado Family Resource Center on April 19, 2019.  The troop also delivered blankets, which the Girl Scouts made, to hospital volunteers to give patients during their stay at the hospital. We had an interesting tour and visit and are proud to support this great organization.

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

Gold, Silver, and Bronze Award Girl Scouts honored at Highest Awards Celebration in Denver

More than 300 Girl Scouts, along with their friends and family, gathered at the Denver Marriott Tech Center on May 5, 2019 to honor the more than 1,200 Girl Scouts from across Colorado who took the lead in their communities and earned one of Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards, the Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award.

The Gold Award, which is the highest honor in Girl Scouts, is presented to girls in grades 9-12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through a project that makes a difference in their community. The Silver Award is the highest award a girl in 6th – 8th grade can earn. The Bronze Award is the highest award a girl in 4th or 5th grade can earn. For the 2018-19 Girl Scout awards program year, 565 Girl Scouts in the Metro Denver region earned the Bronze Award. 196 girls across the Metro Denver region earned the prestigious Silver Award. 42 girls across Colorado earned the prestigious Gold Award.

Girl Scouts of Colorado President and CEO Stephanie Foote applauded the girls for having the courage and confidence to try new things and make their world a better place.

Highest Award recipients are perfect examples of girls who lead the Girl Scout way. Taking the lead like a Girl Scout means being a go-getter who is bold, honest, and determined to succeed; an innovator who thinks outside the box; a risk-taker who is willing to try new things; and a leader who leads with empathy,” she said.

2018 Gold Award Girl Scout and winner of the Stephanie A. Foote Leadership Prize for Gold Award Excellence Riley Morgenthaler served as the celebration’s emcee. She talked briefly about how earning the Girl Scout Gold Award has impacted her life.

Every time I think that the Gold Award has given me everything it possibly can, I get a new, amazing opportunity; use the tremendous number of skills it taught me; or receive unexpected feedback from the community I targeted with my project. I am so amazed to see how my project has continued to grow wings and impact even more people, ” she said.

The focus of a Gold Award project is identifying and researching a community issue she is passionate about, developing a plan to address it in cooperation with her team and community members, establishing a global connection with others, and providing sustainability for the project. Of the skills learned through Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards, leadership, organization, and critical thinking are the fundamentals of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Some universities and colleges offer scholarships unique to Gold Award recipients, and girls who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces may receive advanced rank in recognition of their achievements.

Information Table at School Carnival – Newlon Elementary / Mesa de Información al Carnaval de la escuela – Newlon Elementary

Please join us to learn all about what it means to be a Girl Scout, and the wonderful volunteer opportunities available. Inviting all students and families at Newlon Elementary to learn more during the School Carnival. New troops are forming today!

¡ Únete nosotros para aprender todo que significa a ser una Girl Scout, y las oportunidades magnificas a ser un voluntario. Estamos invitando todos estudiantes y familias de Newlon Elementary a aprender más durante el carnaval de la escuela. ¡Tropas nuevas abarcando los grados K-12 hoy!

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 work together with her peers to discover, connect, and take action.

La experiencia de Girl Scouts está diseñada para ser guiada por las niñas. El tomar decisiones,el arreglo, y la comunicación son elementos esenciales para desarrollar lideres fuertes. Animamos a las niñas que aprendan haciendo. Les preguntamos que se arriesguen – quetraten y vean el resultado. Girl Scouts es una experiencia cooperativa – las niñas trabajan juntas para descubrir,conectar, y tomar acción en su comunidad.

Event will take place on Friday, May 3rd from 3:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. at Newlon Elementary School located at 361 Vrain St, Denver, CO 80219.

El evento está en viernes, 3 de mayo a las 3:30 P.M -5:30 P.M , en Newlon Elementary School se encuentra a 361 Vrain St, Denver, CO 80219.

A empezar la registración de su niña, hacer un clic a: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/2019_girl_registration_spanish

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