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Girl Scout Night with the Colorado Avalanche

Join us for Girl Scout Night with the Colorado Avalanche on Friday, March 2, 2018! All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Cheer on the Avalanche as they take on the Minnesota Wild. The game starts at 7 p.m. and will be played at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

We have some fun new opportunities at this year’s event. Girl Scout troops can win a cookie booth at the Pepsi Center to sell cookies before the game. Troops can compete in a ticket referral contest where they share their five-digit troop number with friends and family who can share the troop number when purchasing tickets. The troop with the most referrals wins the cookie booth. Deadline for the ticket referral contest is Feb. 16, so share your troop info now for your best chance! Tickets can still be purchased after Feb. 16, but won’t count towards the ticket referral contest.

The first 80 people to purchase tickets will get a special co-branded Girl Scout beanie! The beanies are a limited-edition item that will have both the Avalanche logo and a Girl Scout logo. Once these are gone, ticket purchasers will get a co-branded cap featuring the Avalanche and Girl Scout logos. Please purchase your tickets by February 16 to receive your co-branded item.

There are other ice experiences during the game that ticket holders can win! A random drawing from all ticket holders will be held before the game and winners will be notified in advance.

Tickets are $30/person for group purchase of 10 or more people or $32/person for individual ticket purchases. Tickets are in the upper bowl of the Pepsi Center. Part of the ticket proceeds will be donated back to GSCO.

To purchase tickets, go to http://avalanche.teamkse.com/girlscouts18/.
Questions? Please contact Kiley Long at Kiley.Long@TeamKSE.com or 303-405-7625.

Pajama Jam with the Denver Nuggets

Join us for Pajama Jam with the Denver Nuggets on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018! Cheer on the Nuggets as they take on the San Antonio Spurs and then stay for post-game activities and a sleepover at Pepsi Center. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited.

Tickets are $25/person and include a ticket to the Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs game and a sleepover after the game at the Pepsi Center for Girl Scouts troops and families. Sleepover participants also will enjoy a midnight snack, shooting hoops on the court, a movie on Pepsi Vision, and breakfast. Participating Girl Scouts will get a special event patch. Participants not able to stay over at the sleepover are welcome to come and enjoy the game.

Troops can be a part of a ticket referral contest to win a cookie booth and fan experiences. The top three troops with the most ticket referrals will choose from one of two cookie booths onsite at the Pepsi Center after the game or a High-Five Fan Tunnel experience.

Want to join in the contest? Just share your five-digit troop number with others, and have them reference your troop number during when purchasing tickets. You will purchase your tickets first and then the Nuggets’ event staff will email you closer to the game to verify your troop referral number. The ticket referral contest deadline is February 16. Tickets can be purchased after this date, but will not count for the contest.

Purchase tickets at www.nuggetstix.com/GSPJ18. Seats are in the upper bowl area of the Pepsi Center. Tickets are available in other sections upon request by contacting Lexie Urratio at 303-405-1139 or lexie.urratio@TeamKSE.com. Please feel free to contact Lexie with any event questions you may have. We hope to see you there!

GSCO and Sweet Cow Ice Cream: A delicious partnership

Girl Scouts of Colorado will partner with Sweet Cow Ice Cream, which has multiple locations in Denver and Boulder Counties, for the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program! As in years past, Sweet Cow will purchase Girl Scout Cookies from local girls/troops to make two special flavors to be offered during February/March 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mint Girl Scout Cookie is a Dutch chocolate and natural peppermint base of ice cream with big and small chunks of crispy Thin Mint cookies throughout.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samoa Samoa is a sweet cream with light caramel base, Samoa cookies sprinkled throughout and a homemade fudge and caramel swirl.

Stay tuned to the GSCO blog to find out how you/your troop can sell cookies to Sweet Cow, allowing them to make these specialty flavors. We will also let you know when they will be available and at which locations.

 

Spend the night at the museum with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

DMNS Sleepover at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Saturday July 9, 2016. (photo by Chris Schneider)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submitted by Brian Hostetler

Metro Denver

Denver

Pack your sleeping bag and your imagination! On February 16, 2018 the Denver Museum of Nature and Science will be hosting a Girl Scout-only camp in for groups of Brownies or Juniors. In these magical and memorable overnight programs, explore the Museum at night, experiment and learn about space, health, and animals, and see a Planetarium show or IMAX movie. And best of all, sleep in the wildlife diorama halls! Go to www.dmns.org for more information!

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One Smart Cookie: Badge workshop

Submitted by Christina Bartholomew

Metro Denver

Denver

One Smart Cookie is a day-long badge workshop on January 28, 2018 to help Girl Scouts earn badges relating to business and the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Alpha Phi Omega (a national service fraternity) is teaming up with Alpha Kappa Psi (a business fraternity) to teach two two-hour sessions offering the following badges:

– Cadettes: Marketing (9 – 11 a.m.) and Business Plan (Noon – 2 p.m.)

– Juniors: Customer Insights (9 – 11 a.m. )and Cookie CEO            (Noon – 2 p.m.)

Cost:

$12/Girl Scout for both morning and afternoon sessions

$6/Girl Scout for one session (morning or afternoon)

(Physical badges will be given out at the end of the event and are included in the cost.)

All payment will be taken via cash or check the day of the event

Registration:

Please contact service@apo-alphaetaiota.org to sign-up.

Registration deadline is tentatively January 14, 2018 or when capacity is reached.

When registering please include; troop #, scout’s name, scout’s level, which sessions attending and emergency contact information.

Misc:

Girl Scouts staying for both sessions should bring a sack lunch and water bottle.

All instruction will be provided by volunteers. Girl Scout volunteers and parents will be needed to maintain safety ratios. A space will be available for parents to hang out during the event if needed.

Questions? Email Christina Bartholomew at service@apo-alphaetaiota.org.

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

Girl Scout Day at DU Gymnastics

Join us for Girl Scout Day with DU Gymnastics on Jan. 14. 2018! Come cheer on the Pioneers as they take on the Air Force Falcons. Meet the gymnastics team at a special post-game meet and greet with the team coaches. Each Girl Scout attending will get a special event patch.

All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Cost: $7/person ($5 ticket +online fees). Purchase tickets at this link – http://www.denverpioneers.com/tickets/ with promo code GIRLSCOUT. A portion of ticket sales will be donated back to GSCO. Questions? Please contact Lohren Stitt at lorhen.stitt@du.edu

Girl Scout Day with DU Gymnastics

Join us for Girl Scout Day with DU Gymnastics! Come cheer on the Pioneers as they take on the Air Force Falcons on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. Meet the gymnastics coaches at a special post-game meet and greet. Each Girl Scout attending will get a special event patch.

The match begins at 2 p.m. at Magness Arena in Denver. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Cost: $7/person ($5 ticket +online fees). Purchase tickets at this link – http://www.denverpioneers.com/tickets/ with promo code GIRLSCOUT. A portion of ticket sales will be donated back to GSCO. Questions? Please contact Lohren Stitt at lorhen.stitt@du.edu

Girl Scout Night with DU Hockey

All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited to Girl Scout Night with the DU Pioneers on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018! Cheer on the Pioneers as they take on the Nebraska Omaha Mavericks.

The game starts at 7:05 p.m. at Magness Arena in Denver. Cost is $17/person ($10 ticket + online fees). To purchase tickets, go to http://www.denverpioneers.com/tickets/ and enter the promo code GIRLSCOUT.

The Denver Pioneers are the 2017 NCAA Division I Hockey champs and have had an exciting season defending their title again this year. Be prepared to see some of the best hockey players in the league. Questions? Please contact Lohren Stitt at lorhen.stitt@du.edu

Gold Award Girl Scout continues to give back

Submitted by Victoria Fedorco

Metro Denver

Denver

I remember working and earning my Gold Award like it was yesterday. Since May 2017, I’ve graduated from Eaglecrest High School and went on to attend Metropolitan State University of Denver. During my first semester, I’ve given multiple speeches about “Adopt Don’t Shop” and the care of senior pets and how those issues have influenced my Gold Award. I’ve been keeping tabs on the Adams County Animal Shelter and found that the PVC Pipe pet beds have made a great impact on the comfort level of the senior pets and others at the shelter. I continue to speak about senior pets and their struggles and have written a research paper on the subject to help continue to educate and raise awareness.

I’ve used the leadership and management skills the Gold Award program taught me to become more involved in my college as well. I have become the Director of Game Day Operations for the Metro State Men’s Hockey Team. I have organized an upcoming event for the team: The Metro State Hockey Teddy Bear Toss. My love of Girl Scouts has stayed with me as well, as I have registered as a co-leader for my little sister’s troop. I will continue to work with them and encourage them to be their best selves and go for gold!

Gold Award Girl Scouts impact Colorado communities and beyond

Twenty-five Girl Scouts from across Colorado have earned the distinction of Gold Award Girl Scout, the highest honor in Girl Scouting, after completing take action projects benefiting their local communities and those around the world.

  • Meg Bleyle from Highlands Ranch, Highlands Ranch High School, worked to increase the bee population by teaching children about how people need and depend on bees.
  • Beth Bolon from Longmont hosted a workshop for sixth grade girls to help them improve their communication skills and bolster their confidence when interacting with others.
  • Cheyanne Bridges from Colorado Springs, Liberty High School, partnered with the Pikes Peak Humane Society to support their animal medical fund by providing a sustainable source of donations from her school.
  • Tara Butler from Denver, Overland High School, created a course and curriculum specifically for senior citizens to educate them on how to use their smartphone and better understand the technology.
  • Kayleigh Cornell from Aurora, Grandview High School, started the Colorado Book Bank and collected more than 1,300 new and gently used books for students in a summer lunch program.
  • Victoria Delate from Centennial, Cherry Creek High School, created a four-week self-defense course to give her fellow students the knowledge and skills to protect themselves from sexual assault.
  • Emma Deutsch from Denver, Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning, improved the cat rooms at the Denver Animal Shelter. By creating a more welcoming and colorful space, she encouraged more people to adopt cats.
  • Kamaryn Evans from Castle Rock, Douglas County High School, worked to raise awareness for victims of domestic violence and for the Crisis Center, which works to end domestic violence through advocacy, education, and prevention.
  • Rose Goodman from Boulder, Boulder High School, created a lesson plan, which meets common-core standards, to educate second grade students about the declining bee population and how they can help bees.
  • Elizabeth Hoelscher from Aurora, Grandview High School, partnered with Avanti House, which houses teenage victims of sex trafficking, to build a new library for the home and create welcome baskets for the girls.
  • Ashlin Hult from Niwot, Niwot High School, created a series of materials for middle-school girls to encourage healthy body image and increase self-esteem.
  • Zoi Johns from Golden, Lakewood High School, coordinated the installation of three 10,000-liter water filtration tanks in a school in rural Uganda.
  • Makayla Kocher from Monument, Colorado Springs Christian School, created an art program for nursing home residents.
  • Kayleigh Limbach from Niwot, Niwot High School, wrote aguidebook for incoming International Baccalaureate students to help them weigh their options for their academic future.
  • Alexis Montague from Castle Rock, Castle View High School, hosted a panel discussion so girls could learn more about career opportunities in STEM.
  • Sarah Ness from Centennial, Eaglecrest High School, hosted nearly two dozen after-school art therapy sessions to help kids at her school relieve and manage stress.
  • Gwyneth Ormes from Centennial, Cherry Creek High School, organized a series of after-school workshops to teach elementary school girls Processing (a basic programming language), along with the foundational concepts of computer science.
  • Emma Parkhurst from Centennial, Littleton High School, revitalized The Lions Cupboard, a local clothing closet, to make the space more accessible for families in need.
  • Makala Roggenkamp from Arvada, Faith Christian Academy, partnered with Hope House and created book templates for children to develop a love of reading.
  • Abagail Sickinger from Castle Rock, Douglas County High School, developed a curriculum to help high school students get a job. Topics included: resume writing, what to wear, conducting yourself during an interview, and how to answer interview questions.
  • Katrina Stroud from Boulder, Niwot High School, created an activity booklet for The Butterfly Pavilion to teach children about Monarch butterflies and bumble bees.
  • Grayson Thomas from Lyons, Lyons High School, designed a mural of diverse and significant members of the STEM community for Lyons Middle/Senior High School.
  • Marieke van Erven from Brighton partnered with the Adams County Elections Department to create VOTE (Voter Outreach Through Education), which takes education about the elections department into high school government classes.
  • Melissa Wilson from Castle Rock, Castle View High School, developed several materials to educate people who can hear about how to interact with those who are deaf.
  • Inspired by her mother’s battle with cancer, Susan Wilson from Aurora, Grandview High School, created a media center for cancer patients undergoing treatment at Parker Adventist Hospital.

The Girl Scout Gold Award culminates with a project led by one young woman between 9th and 12th grades who builds a purpose-based team to work with the larger community to meet a need. 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.

“Earning the Girl Scout Gold Award designation is truly a remarkable achievement, and these young women exemplify leadership in all its forms,” said Stephanie Foote, President and Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Colorado. “They saw a need and took ownership of helping to develop a solution and took action to make it happen. Their extraordinary dedication, perseverance, and leadership is making the world a better place.”

About Girl Scouts of Colorado

Girl Scouts of Colorado is 32,000 strong—more than 22,000 girls and 10,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. 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, Ga., 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. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org.