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Girl Scouts Family Information Night – Colfax Elementary, West Colfax/Sloan’s Lake, Denver

Girl Scouts is a place where your girl is free to try new things and just be herself! 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. And now there’s even more to explore, with new badges in robotics, outdoor adventuring, cybersecurity, and environmental stewardship—to name just a few!

 

Come learn more on Thursday, November 14th from 5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. in the Library at Colfax Elementary located at 1526 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80204. 

 

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

Girl Scouts Family Information Night – Sam Gary Branch Library, Stapleton, Denver

Girl Scouts is a place where your girl is free to try new things and just be herself! 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. And now there’s even more to explore, with new badges in robotics, outdoor adventuring, cybersecurity, and environmental stewardship—to name just a few!

 

Come learn more on Wednesday, October 30th from 5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. in Large Meeting Room at Sam Gary Branch Library located at 2961 Roslyn St, Denver CO 80238. 

 

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

Girl Scouts Family Information Night – Steele Elementary, Washington Park/Cherry Creek, Denver

Girl Scouts is a place where your girl is free to try new things and just be herself! 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. And now there’s even more to explore, with new badges in robotics, outdoor adventuring, cybersecurity, and environmental stewardship—to name just a few!

 

Come learn more on Thursday, October 17th from 5:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. in the Auditorium at Steele Elementary located at 320 S Marion Pkwy, Denver CO 80209. 

 

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

My visit to the GSCO History Center

Submitted by John Silver, GSCO Guest Blogger

Metro Denver

Denver

Hello Girl Scouts,

Earlier this year, I wrote a blog about my visit to the GSCO History Center in Loveland. There were so many exciting things to talk about that I couldn’t include everything in one post, so I am adding to it today!

The History Center has more than 600 vintage Girl Scout uniforms, sashes, vests, and other accessories.  If a troop is planning to participate in a parade, memorial, or similar event, girls can borrow uniforms and accessories to be worn by the Girl Scouts who will be participating.

Begin the process by giving the center a description and date of the event. The History Center will need to know the number of Girl Scouts who will be participating and their approximate clothing sizes as soon as possible. The volunteers at the center will gather uniforms and accessories matching the occasion. For example, for a Veterans Day parade honoring World War II veterans, uniforms from that era were lent to the troop participating in the parade. The center makes uniforms and accessories available for about 20 events each year, although this number is not an upper limit so check it out.  The lending is done on requests from individual troops.

For other occasions, the volunteers at the center will put together display tables containing Girl Scout artifacts or photos that are “themed” to the occasion.  Examples are Highest Award ceremonies, World Thinking Days, Women of Distinction events, local gatherings, memorials, or anywhere Girl Scout history is of interest.  Display tables can also be prepared for local libraries and for Girl Scout properties around the state.

To learn more or to request uniforms for an event, contact the GSCO History Center at 2004 West 15th Street, Loveland 80538 or email gscohistory@gmail.com.

If your troop plans to participate in a parade, ceremony, or other event, contact the center to see about borrowing uniforms and accessories, or about arranging for a themed display table!

John Silver of Metro Denver is proud to be an adult volunteer for Girl Scouts of Colorado. As the brother and son of Girl Scouts, John is now an adult seeing Girl Scouts through new eyes. John will be reporting on things he learns– that you might not know either! He will also be researching badge earning and other opportunities for Girl Scouts today.

Molly Brown inspires girls 100 Years Later

Submitted by Stacie Gonzalez

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

On Sunday, September 29, 2019, Colorado Springs Girl Scout Troop 43841 toured the Molly Brown House in Denver! The tour meets one of the requirements the girls need to satisfy to earn the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame patch. (The CWHF’s goal is to educate society about the contributions of Colorado’s remarkable women and ensure their legacy for future generations.) Here are some of the things the girls had to say about this fascinating tour:

“I never knew that JJ and Margret were separated from each other and traveled apart. I didn’t know they had kids.” Karis 9, Junior

“I never knew that she helped so many people.” Olivia, 10, Junior

“I never really knew about what she did and how she did it. For example, how she spent so much of her time helping other people when she could have been relaxing.” Alena, 11, Cadette

“I found it really interesting how big the house was – super big! It was kind of interesting that her name wasn’t actually Molly. That was her nickname after she passed away.” KC, 11, Cadette

“I learned there were three sister ships that looked the same as the Titanic and all three sank.” Eva, 12, Cadette

“My favorite part about the Molly Brown House tour was the stain glass because it gave all the stairs really pretty lighting. I learned that Molly Brown lived to read.” Izzy, 12, Cadette

“My favorite things on the tour was the formal parlour. It was interesting how kids under 14 weren’t allowed in there.” Tavin, 9, Junior

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

Girl Scouts earn NEW space science badges with Lockheed Martin

More than 100 Colorado Girl Scouts in grades 6–12 earned NEW STEM badges with the help of Lockheed Martin employees on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, one of the region’s premier aerospace museums.

These Girl Scouts are among the first in Colorado to earn three NEW space science badges, which were among the 42 badges released by Girl Scouts of the USA in July. Cadettes (grades 6–8) earned the “Space Science Researcher” badge by learning about the properties of light and how we use it to make discoveries about the Universe and space science. Seniors (grades 9 and 10) earned the “Space Science Expert” badge by gaining a deeper understanding of the Universe– her place in it and how light is used to make discoveries about it. Ambassadors (grades 11 and 12) earned the “Space Science Master” badge by discovering how they can be a part of NASA now and in the future. Girl Scouts also had the opportunity to network with female Lockheed Martin employees and learn about high school internships.

A special thanks to CBS4/KCNC-TV and Fox31/KDVR-TV for joining us for this special event and sharing the story with their viewers! Media Stars Alison, Diana, and Tessa did an AWESOME job representing GSCO in interviews about the event.

Three Girl Scout adventures in one

Submitted by Sarah Scalise

Metro Denver

Denver

When I welcome new families to my Girl Scout troop and service unit, one of the first questions about the organization is the time commitment. I promise every family that they can participate as little or as much as they want. It is up to every girl to decide how many opportunities she pursues through Girl Scouts.

And finally, with the help of volunteers in Apollo Service Unit, we have an activity that includes a lot of Girl Scouts in a short amount of time. Please join us for a new member Investiture and Rededication Ceremony on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Skate City-Aurora (15100 E Girard Ave, Aurora 80014). No celebration is complete without dessert, which gave us the perfect excuse to host a cupcake wars competition.

It’s basically three Girl Scout adventures packed into one!

For $7 your girl receives skate admission,  fun patch, one slice of pizza, and a drink

Optional Skate Rental +$3

Adult and sibling skaters are $5/per person and only includes admission.

To learn more details and for registration, visit:
https://my.cheddarup.com/c/cupcakewars

I am a go-getter! Our venue has a capacity of 500 people and they are giving me a microphone and sound system. I am so excited to roller skate and sample cupcakes with my community. Make my dreams come true and help the event sell out in advance!

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

Alsup Elementary – Family Information Night – Commerce City

Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. K-12th grade girls and their families are invited to learn more about what it means to be a modern Girl Scout at our upcoming Girl Scouts Information Night. New troops are forming today, and now is your girl’s chance to secure her spot in a troop!

Girl Scouts is a place where your girl is free to try new things and just be herself! 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. And now there’s even more to explore, with new badges in robotics, outdoor adventuring, cybersecurity, and environmental stewardship—to name just a few!

Drop in to learn more on Wednesday, September 25th from 5:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. at Alsup Elementary located at 7101 Birch St, Commerce City, CO 80022. 

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

Day of Dance with Colorado Ballet

This event has reached capacity as of September 30, 2019.

Join Girl Scouts of Colorado at Colorado Ballet for a Day of Dance from 8:30 a.m. – noon on Sunday, November 17, 2019! Girl Scouts will experience three different dance genres throughout the day including ballet, creative/modern, and flamenco or a combination of salsa, bachata, and merengue. Dancers will be exposed to the specific techniques, as well as improvisation and dance concepts. Girls will also be rotating through a tour of the costume department! Check in starts at 8:30 a.m., dance sessions begin at 9 a.m. The cost is $15 per girl and includes a patch.

Register online now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/day_of_dance_with_th.html

Brownies can work on the requirements for the “Dancer” badge.

Girls: Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in! Colorado Ballet recommends anyone under the age of seven to be barefoot as it helps to integrate plantar reflexes. Otherwise, barefoot is great for all ages unless girls have ballet slippers or socks, they would like to wear in ballet class.

Bring a water bottle and snacks. Girls will be asked to eat snacks in the hallway and not in the studios. Water bottles are OK in the studios.

Parents: This is not a drop off event. All girls must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader. Adult to girl ratios for events must be met. There is a waiting space for parents. Please do not enter rooms while classes are in session.

Parking: Park at the lot on 11th and Santa Fe.

Special thanks to the Sunset Hills Service Unit for helping execute this wonderful event this year and in many years past!

Registration will close Tuesday, November 12 OR when capacity is met.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

Girl Scouts Family Information Meeting – Denver (Lincoln Park)

Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. K-12th grade girls and their families are invited to learn more about what it means to be a modern Girl Scout at our upcoming Girl Scouts Information Night. New troops are forming today, and now is your girl’s chance to secure her spot in a troop!

Girl Scouts is a place where your girl is free to try new things and just be herself! 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. And now there’s even more to explore, with new badges in robotics, outdoor adventuring, cybersecurity, and environmental stewardship—to name just a few!

Drop in to learn more on Saturday, September 21st from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M.  at La Alma Rec Center located at 1325 W 11th Ave, Denver, CO 80204.

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