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Host families needed

Submitted by Linda Fuller

Metro Denver

Denver

Do you have a daughter between the ages of 10 and 15? Would you consider being a host family for a girl of a similar age from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) July 14 – August 1, 2017?

We’re looking for Girl Scout families as our founder, Juliette Gordon Low, saw a stranger as a friend she hadn’t yet met. The girls are participants in a Chinese program known as Capable Teens, modeled on American Boy Scouting. You do your usual weekend family stuff and introduce a young girl from China to a sampler of an American way of life. During the week, the girls will be at Girl Scout Camp at Sky High Ranch in Woodland Park. The girls are excited (and nervous!) about spending time with your family in this immersion into American life.

Expectations of American families:

  • Be willing to live your normal lives with the addition of a young female guest from China as well as being welcoming, loving, offering fun experiences and opening your lives to her.
  • Provide normal American opportunities for her to practice her English, be a part of your family, and gain an understanding of Girl Scouting.
  • $300 stipend available to help.

By opening your door, you open a girl’s eyes to the real America: real people, experiences, and life. At the same time, your generosity of spirit creates a positive view of the United States that crosses borders—and lasts a lifetime. Your values as a Girl Scout will create a bond with a youth in a way you never expected, make a difference in the life of a girl, and help your children to learn and grow as they open their lives to another culture.

For more information, please contact Linda Fuller, Girl Scout Program Coordinator, Capable Teens USA
linda.j.fuller@hotmail.com 303-909-2264

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

Girl Scouts to celebrate 20th anniversary of Women of Distinction in Denver: 426 extraordinary women honored

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Join Girl Scouts of Colorado in celebrating “20 years of Amazing Women” by honoring all of the Women of Distinction of the Denver-metro region. This year’s Event Chairs are Maria Garcia Berry, Woman of Distinction ’97; Jean Galloway, Woman of Distinction ’97; and Arlene Hirschfeld, Woman of Distinction ’97.

Since the Women of Distinction program began in 1997, Girl Scouts has honored 426 top women leaders in our community based on their remarkable achievements as business, community, and civic leaders. They are examples of corporate, civic, and philanthropic leadership and serve as role models for female leaders of tomorrow. The Women of Distinction program brings together a group of women dedicated to raising support for Girl Scout leadership programs.

Girl Scouts of Colorado will kick off the 20th anniversary celebration of the Women of Distinction program with a private reception on June 20, 2017 at the Colorado Auto Dealers Association from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The celebration concludes with the Thin Mint Dinner on October 19, 2017 at Denver Marriott Tech Center from 5:30 to  8:30 p.m. The event includes Thin Mint Cocktails and dessert made with Thin Mints, three-course meal, and event program.

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

SheTech Explorer Day: Deadline extended

The deadline for this amazing older girl opportunity has been extended to May 24, 2017! Submit your interest form today!

Apply today to be one of nine Girl Scout Seniors who will get to experience hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) alongside women professionals from a variety of backgrounds and industries at the SheTech Explorer Day! Learn the ins and outs of cellular networks, hardware, software development, coding, web design, and much more alongside your peers! You’ll engage in three immersive technology workshops, 12 fun-filled TechZone activities, and a TechChallenge where you’ll collaborate with your team to solve a problem for a chance to win a scholarship stipend and admission to Colorado Technology Association’s Women in Technology Conference on June 9!

Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: The Commons on Champa, 1st Floor
1245 Champa St.
Denver, CO 80204

Grade: Entering 9th or 10th grade in fall 2017

Interest Form: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/shetech_explorer_day_06_08_2017

Interest Form Close Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Cost: Free

If you have any questions about this training or have trouble completing registration, please contact Katie Singleton at katie.singleton@gscolorado.org.

 

Daisy Troop 65742 Take Action project

Submitted by Rebecca Lipman, GSCO Volunteer Support Specialist

Metro Denver

Denver

This past year, Troop 65742 from Cherry Creek Challenge School discussed numerous Take Action project ideas and the girls kept going back to the idea of planting flowers in a garden. We have expanded on this idea throughout the year and a seed was planted as we began to collaborate with other organizations and sponsors. One sponsor that our troop collaborated with was CampExperience™. Their mission is fundraising and contributing money to non-profit organizations in Colorado. Creating a community garden at St. Anthony’s North Health Campus has been a goal of both the hospital and CampExperience™. Our troop leaders asked how our troop could be involved in the community garden project. In meetings and discussions, we started looking at the idea of having Daisy Troop 65742 decorate/paint terra-cotta pots that CampExperience™ would have at the Health Summit. The artistic pots decorated by the girls and local artists were gifts for individuals who donated to the community garden.  The project was supported by Home Depot and Lowes who together contributed over 100 terra-cotta pots. All the art supplies used during troop meetings to decorate the pots were donated by Guiry’s. Many other individuals and artists contributed to making this project possible. Troop 65742 participated in financially contributing $5,000 to St. Anthony’s North Health Campus Community Garden. The girls were present at the Spring Success Health Summit to present the work they did and share what they learned from this project!

Family Spring Fling dance

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Submitted by Celeste Amarosa

Metro Denver

Westminster

Gather the family and join us for a night of fun at the Family Spring Fling!

Date: Friday, May 19, 2017 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Hodgkins Elementary School 3475 W. 67th Ave. Denver, CO 80221

There will be dancing, pictures, crafts, food, and more!
Everyone is welcome 🙂

A fun patch will be included for all Girl Scouts 🙂

All children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Tell your friends (Non-Girl Scouts are welcome)

Cost is $8 per person in advance or $10 per person at the door

Register and pay online at https://family-spring-fling.cheddarup.com/

Questions? Contact Celeste Amarosa at pinktink4@hotmail.com

Link to the Facebook event is https://www.facebook.com/events/1140270446083526/ Feel free to share it with your troop, family, and friends.

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

 

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Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award recipients celebrated in Denver

Nearly 1,000 Girl Scouts, families, and friends gathered at the Denver Marriott Tech Center on May 7, 2017, to honor the more than 1,400 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.

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.

“Girl Scouts are groundbreakers, big thinkers, and role models. Giving back is in their blood. So is standing up to the challenge, no matter how big or small,” she said.

2016 Gold Award recipient and National Young Woman of Distinction Sarah Greichen served as the celebration’s emcee. She talked briefly about her journey to earn the Gold Award and how Girl Scouts helped her become the leader she is today.

“I cannot remember a day when Girl Scout flags, supplies, sashes, cookies, and girls planning events weren’t covering multiple floors of my house. We (the girls in my troop) each earned our Bronze and Silver Awards, while constantly practicing the leadership skills necessary to passionately lead, serve, and change the world,” she said. “Girl Scouts and in particular the Gold Award has given me unique opportunities to become courageous, caring, and confident, while actively practicing leadership skills that greatly impact the world. Girl Scouts also gave me the opportunity to identify and pursue my passion. I found that following your passion is the key to choosing and accomplishing highest awards projects.”

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.

Enjoy Cirque du Soleil Luzia this summer

Submitted Francie Fowler

Metro Denver

Denver

Cirque du Soleil performs Luzia this summer June to July. Luzia is a waking dream that transports you to an imaginary Mexico, where you are inspired to explore your senses, enveloped in light ad nurtured by rain. Two shows have been selected and seats reserved at the lowest price for Girl Scouts, family, and friends. Friday, June 16, 2017 at 8 p.m. Girl Scouts are $35, Adults $45. Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 5 p.m. Girl Scouts are $32; Adults $42. Tickets are regularly $55. Orders must be 12 or more people, and submitted by May 15 for the above dates. Contact Francie at 303 670 3696 or francie@denverticketworks.com. Other dates and discounts are available by using this link http://cirk.me/2hWQnkj Prices shown will already reflect the discount. Under the Grand Chapiteau – Pepsi Center West lots.

Always amazingly creative and acrobatic, Cirque du Soleil shows are the gold standard of the performing arts. At a price you can afford, don’t miss it!

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

SheTech Explorer Day

Submitted by Katie Singleton, Girl Scouts of Colorado Girl Experience Manager

Apply today to be one of nine Girl Scouts who will get to experience hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) alongside women professionals from a variety of backgrounds and industries at the SheTech Explorer Day! Learn the ins and outs of cellular networks, hardware, software development, coding, web design, and much more alongside your peers! You’ll engage in three immersive technology workshops, 12 fun-filled TechZone activities, and a TechChallenge where you’ll collaborate with your team to solve a problem for a chance to win a scholarship stipend and admission to Colorado Technology Association’s Women in Technology Conference on June 9!

Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: The Commons on Champa, 1st Floor
1245 Champa St.
Denver, CO 80204

Grade: Entering 9th or 10th grade in fall 2017

Application: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/shetech_explorer_day_06_08_2017
Application Close Date: Monday, May 15, 2017
Cost: Free

Apply to be a part of this unique opportunity by Monday, May 15, 2017 at  https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/shetech_explorer_day_06_08_2017

Note: Spaces for this event are extremely limited, so we cannot guarantee all girls will be able to participate. After May 15, applications will be reviewed and we will email to let you know if you have been selected to participate.

If you have any questions about this training or have trouble completing registration, please contact Katie Singleton at katie.singleton@gscolorado.org.

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Daisies take on Flag Duties

Submitted by Shannon Brennan

Metro Denver

Denver

At Highline Academy S.E., Daisy Troop 65709 has taken on some of the responsibility of displaying the flag. The Daisies have learned the proper ways to raise/lower flags, secure the rope, as well as fold the American and Colorado flag in their unique ways. It’s a great way to commence our meetings with taking down the flag.

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

Water World patch contest

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Submitted by Lori Thompson, Girl Scouts of Colorado Community Partnerships Manager

Metro Denver

Denver

Help GSCO design our event patch for Girl Scout Days at Water World! The Girl Scout who submits the winning design will get a four-pack of Water World tickets. All Girl Scouts are invited to enter. To enter, girls should create their drawing on this contest form: Water_World_patch_contest

The final patch will be no larger than 2 ½” x 2 1/2” and have no more than 6 colors. What should Girl Scouts draw? Think about summer, water, and your favorite Girl Scout water activities. We’re looking for fun, creative ideas, so have fun and share your best idea! Contest deadline is April 30, 2017 and entries can be emailed to Girl Scouts of Colorado Community Partnerships Manager Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org or returned to your local Girl Scout office or the GSCO Shop.  Questions about the contest? Contact Lori.

Save the date! Girl Scout Days at Water World are planned for June 24 and 25, 2017. Girl Scouts and their friends and family can purchase discount tickets for $28.07 and additional discounted food vouchers. Not able to make to Girl Scout Days? Not a problem! We have a daily discount ticket for $30.99 available for Girl Scout families that can be purchased through the 2017 season. Tickets and food vouchers can be purchased online at https://goo.gl/SjtUqD. Enter the code Girl Scouts (case and space sensitive).

We hope to see you there!