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99’s Aviation Patch Day

Submitted by Theresa Monroe

Metro Denver

Denver

Juliette Gordon Low experienced her first flight eight years after the Wright brothers successfully flew the Wright Flyer I in 1903. The thrilling experience lead Juliette to introduce a “Girl Scouts Aviation” badge to the Girl Scouts Handbook.

Keeping with that tradition, on October 13, 2018, the Colorado 99s, an organization of all female pilots, is hosting Aviation Patch Day. This program is for Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes who are interested in aviation-related activities. These include making and racing various paper airplanes, learning the language of aviation, understanding more about weather, hearing the history of aviation, and even sitting in the cockpit of an airplane.

Event details:

Saturday, October 13, 2018

1 – 4 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Metro’s Airport Terminal

11755 Airport Way

Broomfield, CO 80021

Cost of the event is $6 per Girl Scout
Register through the GSCO website: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events/events-calendar.html
*** Last day to register is October 6.

Questions? Contact Theresa Monroe at (719) 210 – 0890 or monroetheresa@ymail.com.

Some female pilots begin flying from birth when their parents take them flying where as others start later in life. I personally began flying my junior year of high school. That year I took my first flight and I fell in love with it! Every day since I’ve spent my time walking with my eyes turned to the sky. Now, I am a commercial pilot and I travel the world and enjoy my flying. You can be a pilot too, if you can dream it, you can achieve it. It’s never too late to start!

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Save the date: 2019 Pajama Jam with the Denver Nuggets

Save the date for the 2019 Girl Scout Pajama Jam with the Denver Nuggets!

Denver Nuggets vs. New Orleans Pelicans
March 2, 2019
7 p.m.
Pepsi Center
Denver, CO

Prices coming soon!

Everyone who purchases tickets through this offer will get to participate in the sleepover after the game at the Pepsi Center!

Ticket package includes:

  • Ticket to Nuggets vs. Pelicans game
  • 2019 Girl Scout Pajama Jam Commemorative Patch
  • Post-Game shoot around on the Nuggets court
  • Midnight snack
  • Movie screening on Pepsi Vision
  • Sleepover at Pepsi Center
  • Breakfast in the morning

The top three ticket-referring troops can choose between:

  • Halftime high-five fan tunnel
  • Girl Scout Cookies booth in the Grand Atrium
  • Girl Scout Cookies booth in Club Lexus

The top five ticket-referring troops will ALL be invited to sit in VIP seats to watch both NBA teams warm up prior to the game.

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Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org to be added to the interest list. You’ll receive the registration link via email when it goes live!

Denver Leadership Summit: Register now for this training event

Join GSCO for a Leadership Summit on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the Community College of Aurora. This is your chance to connect with other GSCO volunteers, share ideas, take enrichment classes and essential volunteer training, and get your Girl Scout year off to a great start!

Event Highlights:

Program level 101 courses are available – Multi-level, Cadette and Older Girls, Junior, and Daisy/Brownie. Want to know how to best work with the girls in your troop and make it a girl-led experience? Take a 101 class and the enrichment class, Troop Management Simplified .

Want more support from the families in your troop? Register for the Engaging Families class and get the tools that you need to get the support that you want!

Not sure how to tackle planning an event for the troops in your area? Take the Event Planning: Tips and Tricks class.

Want to put your years of experience as a Girl Scout volunteer to good use and learn how to recruit girls and adults and start more troops in your community? There’s a class for that –Community and School Recruitment Strategies.

Are you a new leader who would like to learn Girl Scout Traditions and Ceremonies, Songs, and Games? Perfect! You will find those classes during the afternoon session at the Leadership Summit.

Register Now! All GSCO volunteers are welcome at this event.

Schedule for Saturday, September 29:

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. – Registration and displays in the southwest lobby
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Morning courses
*12 – 1 p.m. – Lunch
1:15 – 2:45 p.m. – Early afternoon courses
3 – 4:30 p.m. – Late afternoon courses

*The event registration fee includes coffee and snacks through-out the day, and a catered lunch. Please bring a water bottle.

Location:

Community College of Aurora

16000 East CentreTech Parkway

Aurora, Colorado 80011-9036

Registration:

Click on the link below to read more information about classes offered and to register for the Denver Leadership Summit:

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2018/leadership_summit_in_75499965.html

If you have any questions about this training or have trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708. Registration closes Tuesday, September 25 at midnight.

Center for Colorado Women’s History to host International Day of the Girl essay contest

The Center for Colorado Women’s History at the Byers-Evans House in Denver will host an essay contest to celebrate International Day of the Girl on Thursday, October 11, 2018. Denver metro Girl Scouts in grades three through eighth are invited to learn about women who have made a difference in history, so that they can use them as inspiration to create a better tomorrow.

Participants will submit a 250 to 500 word essay responding to the prompt:

“We have many reasons to recognize and thank the women who came before us. We know that they have shown strength and determination in their vision for their community and their country. Their legacy still lives on today. How does their legacy inspire you to create a better future for yourself and your community?”

Three winners will be invited to attend an afternoon tea to celebrate International Day of the Girl on October 11, at 4 p.m., at the Center for Colorado Women’s History.

Essays should be submitted with a parent’s name, email, and student’s grade level, by Friday, September 21, at 4 p.m., online at www.historycolorado.org/dayofthegirl or by email to michael.erickson@state.co.us.

The Center for Colorado Women’s History is located inside the historic Byers-Evans House Museum at 1310 Bannock St. in Denver. For more information on the Center for Colorado Women’s History, visit www.h-co.org/ccwh, call (303) 620-4933, or visit the Center’s Facebook page.

About Center for Colorado Women’s History

The Center for Colorado Women’s History is the first state museum focused on the past, present, and future achievements of Colorado women. The Women’s History Center focuses on scholarship, research, public programs, narrative, lectures, and exhibits that expand the understanding and collective memory of the history of women in Colorado. The Center for Colorado Women’s History at Byers-Evans House is a Community Museum of History Colorado. For more information, visit www.h-co.org/ccwh.

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History Colorado’s mission is to inspire generations to find wonder and meaning in our past and to engage in creating a better Colorado. We serve as the state’s memory, preserving the places, stories, and material culture of Colorado through our museums, educational programs, historic preservation grants, research library, collections, and outreach to Colorado communities. Find History Colorado on all major social media platforms.

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Xcel Energy’s Day of Service: Social media contest

Girl Scouts of Colorado is thrilled to participate in Xcel Energy’s 8th Annual Day of Service! In addition to providing an exciting service and patch opportunity to girls on September 8, 2018, GSCO is participating in the Day of Service social media contest.

How to earn points:

• Each eligible post that follows the posting requirements below will be counted as one point for the organization mentioned in the post.

• The points will be divided by number of project volunteers to account for project scale.

• People will not be limited from posting more than once. On the contrary — Xcel encourages multiple original posts – but watch your frequency because Facebook has policies to protect from spammers!

• Shares and multiple identical posts will not count for the contest.

Who can post:

• Volunteers, team leaders, friends, family – anyone! Recruiting other people to pitch in for your project is a best practice.

Where to post:

• On the Xcel Energy Colorado Facebook page

• Your personal Instagram account

Posts must include the following four elements to be eligible:
1. The hashtags #XEDOS and #contest;
2. Tag Xcel Energy Colorado:
• On Facebook: post directly to the Xcel Energy Colorado Facebook page AND tag @Xcel Energy Colorado;
• On Instagram: post a photo or video about your project and tag @xcelenergy;
3. Tag @GSColo and,
4. Why you love the nonprofit/organization or project, what your Day of Service project is about, or volunteer activities to support the project.

*Shares and reposts and will not count towards points.*

Using photos and videos in posts:

• In addition to the contest tagging requirements listed above, a photo or video is required to post on Instagram.

• While not required to earn a point, including photos and videos on Facebook or Twitter posts is a great addition to help tell your story!

When to post:

The Contest begins at 12:00:01 a.m. MT on Tuesday, September 4, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. Midnight MT on Saturday, September 8.

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Girl Scouts of Colorado honors 2018 Women of Distinction in Denver Oct. 2

Girl Scouts of Colorado honors 2018 Women of Distinction in Denver Oct. 2.

  • Janine Davidson, President, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Ruth Fountain Eide, Community Leader
  • Therese Ellery, Senior Program Officer, Aging Program, Rose Community Foundation
  • Gretchen Hammer, Medicaid Director, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
  • Peggy E. Jennings, CPA, Partner, Eide Bailly LLP
  • Lisa Zúñiga Ramirez, Principal, Senior Portfolio Manager, Segall Bryant & Hamill
  • Meshach Rhoades, Partner, Armstrong Teasdale LLP
  • Terri Richardson, MD, Kaiser Permanente Colorado
  • Tinesha Ross, Government and Commercial Programs, Senior Manager, System Safety & Quality, United Launch Alliance
  • Becky Takeda-Tinker, Ph.D., President & CEO, Colorado State University-Global Campus; and CEO, Beyond Campus Innovations, Inc. an entity of the CSU System Foundation

WHAT: This year’s honorees were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Tasha Jones ’15, Director of Marketing, Forest City, and chosen based on their contributions to the community, both professionally and personally. They are shining examples of corporate, civic and philanthropic leadership.

The event is presented by co-chairs: Pat Cortez ’04, Senior Vice President, Community Affairs Manager

Community Relations and CRA Risk Management Department, Wells Fargo Government and Community Relations Group and Brook Kramer ’16, Senior Vice President, Senior Regional Fiduciary Manager, Philanthropic Services, Wells Fargo Private Bank. The evening includes a three-course dinner and creative dessert featuring Thin Mint cookies. Keynote Speaker is Riley Morgenthaler, Gold Award Girl Scout and recipient of Stephanie A. Foote Leadership Prize for Gold Award Excellence.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

WHERE: Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 South Syracuse Street, Denver, CO 80237 

For more information, contact Heidi Books at 303-607-4833 or heidi.books@gscolorado.org.

For media, RSVP by Sept. 24 to AnneMarie Harper at 303-607-4844 or annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

 

Silver Award Girl Scouts special guests at Rockies game

Girl Scout Cadettes from Troop 60789 in Aurora were recently special guests at a Colorado Rockies baseball game. On August 7, 2018, the girls were recognized by UCHealth as part of the organization’s  “Moments to Shine” program.  They were on the field before the game, taking pictures with Dinger and catcher Tony Wolters.  The announcer told the crowd about their project and the girls were shown on the jumbo screen.

“FANS, PLEASE DIRECT YOUR ATTENTION TO THE FIELD.  THE COLORADO ROCKIES WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME A GROUP OF SPECIAL GUESTS WHO ARE HERE AS PART OF U-C-HEALTH’S “MOMENTS TO SHINE” PROGRAM.

TODAY, WE ARE EXITED TO WELCOME AURORA GIRL SCOUT TROOP 6-0-7-8-9. EARLIER THIS YEAR, THIS GROUP OF YOUNG WOMEN WERE ABLE TO ADVOCATE FOR CHILDREN BY WORKING WITH THE AURORA CITY COUNCIL TO PASS AN ORDINANCE BANNING ADULTS FROM SMOKING IN VEHICLES WHEN PASSENGERS YOUNGER THAN 18 ARE PRESENT. THE BAN IS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN COLORADO, AND WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE HARD WORK OF MAKENNA, AMELIA, MICAELA, JULIANNA AND SOFIA TO LEND A VOICE TO THE VOICELESS. U-C-HEALTH SALUTES TROOP 6-0-7-8-9 FOR THEIR DETERMINATION, COMPASSION AND INSPIRING JOURNEY TO MAKE A CHANGE.

FANS, LET’S GIVE IT UP FOR THIS GROUP OF YOUNG WOMEN AND WELCOME THEM TO COORS FIELD FOR TODAY’S GAME!”

After the National Anthem, the girls went to their seats to enjoy the game. Unfortunately, the Rockies lost, but the girls were fortunate enough to be recognized for their efforts in passing the law.

Earlier this year, Troop 60789 made headlines around the world for their Silver Award project to pass an ordinance in the city of Aurora that made smoking (whether tobacco, marijuana, or vaping) in a vehicle while a minor is present subject to community service or a fine.

Job shadowing opportunity for 10th, 11th and 12th grade Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Colorado is partnering with Gusto, a Silicon Valley- and Denver-based technology company, to teach girls entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grades what it’s like to write code that solves a real world problem! Gusto will host a group of girls for three (on November 16, 2018 and April 12 and June 28, 2019) four-hour (from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) “jam with software developers, product managers, and designers” sessions with lunch included.

In each session, girls will get a taste of an average day as a developer – from creating a feature to finding and fixing bugs in the code. Over the three sessions, we’ll go through a design sprint to define a problem to tackle with software and design a solution. We hope to inspire a future cohort of computer scientists!

Interested? Apply by October 1: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/gusto_job_experience_opportunity

Questions? Contact Emily Speck, girl experience manager, emily.speck@gscolorado.org

This is Home: A Denver Day of Community Action featuring Yo-Yo Ma

Submitted by Kaylie Showers

Metro Denver

Denver

World renowned cellist and activist Yo-Yo Ma will be kicking off his international tour in Colorado with a performance at Red Rocks. On August 2, 2018, he will be visiting several Denver neighborhoods, culminating with a celebration in Mariposa from 3 – 6 p.m., where he will take part in a community conversation and artistic performances. This event will bring together non-profit service providers and community members who are already hard at work in their Colorado neighborhoods.

“This is Home: A Denver Day of Community Action,” hosted by local youth empowerment non-profit Youth on Record, the Colorado Governor’s Office, Denver Housing Authority, and The Music District, will feature live performances, free appetizers and drinks, and interactive art exhibits. This is the first time this exhibit has been done and we are the first stop on his international community tour.

Our goal is to bring together a diverse group of providers and participants to share, explore, learn, and grow. Follow this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/this-is-home-yo-yo-ma-tickets-48394553412 to RSVP for yourself and any participants you plan on attending with you.

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

Girl Scout delivers 60 care packages to pediatric diabetes patients

Silver Award Girl Scout Makayla of Arvada delivered 60 care packages to pediatric diabetes patients at the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes on the CU Anshutz campus on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. The packages were part of her project to earn her Silver Award, but more importantly,  they were in honor of her aunt who died from complications with diabetes and was a patient at the Barbara Davis Center. Each bag is filled with items that newly diagnosed children will need, such as alcohol swabs, but Makalya didn’t stop there. She also included some fun things, like coloring books and crayons.

Jeff Todd, a reporter with CBS4 Denver, was there when Makayla delivered the bags. Click here to watch his story.

To learn more about Makayla and her project, read this blog: http://gscoblog.org/2018/05/one-g-i-r-l-attempting-to-tackle-t1d-costs/