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Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Rockies

Update from the Colorado Rockies as of May 14, 2018: We strongly encourage GSCO staff, Girl Scouts, and families to purchase their tickets for this event as soon as possible to get the best deal. This event is shared with two other Boy Scout councils and the event sold out last year. If you have thought about going to a game, we recommend purchasing tickets now and not wait. You can purchase tickets for our event on August 26 at www.rockies.com/scout with the promo code GS2018. We get a donation back on each ticket sold through this link. Questions? Please contact reach out to me or contact Hannah Browne at hannah.browne@rockies.com about specific ticket sales.

Join us for Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018! All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Cheer on the Rockies as they take on the St. Louis Cardinals. All Girl Scouts attending can participate in a pre-game parade and will get a special event patch. The game starts at 1:10 p.m. Girl Scouts wanting to participate in the pre-game parade will want to come about two hours earlier to prepare (more information coming closer to the game).

There are several ticket options to choose from and ticket prices range between $20-$55 depending on the location and tickets selected. For more information about ticket prices and locations, please go www.rockies.com/scout and use the promo code GS2018. GSCO will receive a donation back on each ticket sold using this unique code.

Event patches will be given to those who purchase tickets through our GSCO link and promo code. This is the only way to get the special event patch! Last year, this event sold out early, so you’ll want to purchase tickets soon for this year’s game. Questions? Please contact Hannah Browne at hannah.browne@rockies.com. We hope to see you there!

Care about the earth? Love art? Here’s an activity for you!

Submitted by Dawn Moon

Metro Denver

Denver

My name is Dawn Moon and I am a graduate student through Miami University and Denver Zoo! Yes, that’s right. I get to go to school at the ZOO! I wouldn’t have ever made it this far had it not been for my 14 years as a Girl Scout! I grew up in Wyoming, where my love of nature was able to flourish and now that I live in Colorado I want to share that passion with girls here!

For my masters, I am pursuing a MAZ (Master of Arts in Zoology) where I am combining my love for conservation and animals with my passion for photography. I have posted an activity on the Activities Board for 11th and 12th grade girls that are interested in working towards their “Photography” badge. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity or potentially participating please contact me by email at moond@miamioh.edu or by phone at 307-797-4448!

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

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

More than 1,000 Girl Scouts, families, and friends gathered at the Denver Marriott Tech Center in Denver on April 29, 2018, to honor the more than 1,300 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 2017-18 Girl Scout awards program year, nearly 1,000 girls across the state and more than 400 in the Denver Metro region earned the Bronze Award. Nearly 200 girls across the Denver Metro region earned the prestigious Silver Award. 23 girls across the region earned the 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.

“Girl Scouts gives girls the skills and experiences they need to thrive and lead in today’s world. The world needs female leaders now more than ever. You’re making a difference,” she said.

2017 Gold Award Girl Scout and winner of the 2017 Stephanie A. Foote Leadership Prize for Gold Award Excellence Emma Albertoni 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 learned how to be responsible for what I said and did. I found something I believed in and learned how to speak up for my beliefs. The Gold Award also taught me how to not only work with a team, but lead a team,” 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.

Join Urban Trails for an awesome camp at Magic Sky Ranch

Submitted by Tiffany Stone

Metro Denver

Denver

Urban Trails service unit is hosting a unit camp at Magic Sky Ranch and inviting you to join in the fun!  Urban Trails is located in the heart of Denver from downtown to the southeast, so we are getting our city girls out for some fresh air and much needed stargazing!

Camp activities will include stargazing (of course), archery, hiking, a court full of games, trees, and all sorts of excitement!

Camp will be catered by Mountain Berry Culinary.

Get your swaps ready and prepare your girls for an awesome classic camp, brought to you by the ladies who know their city comforts!

Any troop from any unit is welcome. Activities will be geared for troops Brownie-Cadette.

Register here: https://squareup.com/store/urban-trails-su-644

Contact urbantrailsdenver@gmail.com with questions!

Act fast, registration deadline is April 18, 2018!

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

Girl Scout Exploration Day: Household Elf

Submitted by Melissa Gula

Metro Denver

Denver

How can Girl Scout Brownies help save the environment? Join us at Denver Botanic Gardens on April 28, 2018 for our Household Elf Girl Scout Exploration Day to find out! Through scavenger hunts, crafts, and hands-on activities, Girl Scouts will learn ways to save energy, conserve water, and reduce waste.

Brownies explore plants in the Gardens that have adapted to conserve water in dry climates and meet friendly worms that help compost waste. As a Household Elf, Girl Scouts will construct an energy-saving house, craft their own reusable shopping bags, and pot an air-purifying house plant to take home!

Girl Scout Exploration Days offer Girl Scout troops the opportunity to explore plant-based themes through a variety of hands-on activities and take-home projects. Stations are set up throughout the Gardens for groups to explore. Pack a picnic and make a day of it!

To accommodate a larger number of Girl Scouts and improve your group’s experience we are offering two admission times: 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Activity stations will be available to your group from the admission time you choose until 2:30 p.m.

This program is designed for Girl Scout Brownies. Admission is $12 per girl, which includes admission to the whole Gardens for the day. One adult (troop leader or parent) for every five girls is admitted free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings (those not participating in the take-home activities) receive a reduced admission of $7 each. Siblings who wish to participate in take-home activities should register as girls. For admission times, more details and to sign up, please visit: http://catalog.botanicgardens.org/DateSelection.aspx?item=2607

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

Help wanted: Cookie delivery to Denver VA Hospital

Submitted by Marie Wright

Metro Denver

Denver

We have been given an opportunity to be able to donate a VERY significant amount of Girl Scout Cookies to Denver’s VA Hospital as well as the 13 VA clinics throughout Colorado. On Monday, April 2, 2018 from 2 – 4 p.m., we’ll be making the cookie delivery to the hospital. Girls will be escorted through the building with a volunteer to meet and greet veterans and pass out Girl Scout Cookies.

We will meet at the entrance off of 9th and Clermont St.

VA Medical Center
1055 Clermont St.
Denver, Colorado

Please let me know if you’d like to attend this awesome event! We have a limited number of spots available. It will be first come, first served. If you’re interested in joining, please email me or call with your troop number and the number of girls that would like to attend.

Thank you all for all you do!

Marie Wright
(303) 919-8303
riegrace@hotmail.com

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

Girl Scout Cookies donated to Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Submitted by Jessica Spangler

Metro Denver

Denver

Girl Scout Troop 65659 donated Girl Scout Cookies to their Hometown Hero, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. The girls thanked the staff of the coalition for the work they do to help the less fortunate.

Troop 65659 is a multi-level troop in its first year. Girls voted to choose a Hometown Hero that does important work in our community.

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

Girl Scout Cookies booth at Pepsi Center

Troop 76134 from Erie hosted a Girl Scout Cookies booth at Pepsi Center! The troop was one of the winners of the ticket referral contest for Girl Scout Night with the Avalanche. The girls and their families had a great time at the game. In particular, many of the dads enjoyed watching the girls run their booth because they don’t usually get to see their daughters earning and learning the 5 Skills.

The troop sold more than 500 packages of cookies—and is still counting the Hometown Hero donations. One of the leaders told GSCO, “People were giving $20 bills for one package and said to keep the rest! Our troop’s Hometown Hero is the Weld County Sheriff’s Office this year, so they will be loaded up!”

 

Rocky Mountain Horse Expo: Special session for first time riders

 

 

 

Submitted by Julie Fischer

Metro Denver

Denver

During the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo  (March 8-11, 2018), Richard Shrake would like to find Girl Scouts who want to learn to ride, but have never had the chance to do so. He has done this at other events and people seem to really like it. Anyone that is interested can email us at CHC@coloradohorsecouncil.com or hersheysheavenlyhorses@earthlink.net.  You can also call us directly at (719) 440-4979.

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

Meet G.I.R.L. Bianca

Hi, my name is Bianca! I am a Brownie from Troop 65698.  I love being a Girl Scout!  It motivates me to take risks, inspire others, and be creative.

Girl Scouts helps me unlock my inner G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, and leader).

I am a go-getter because I attend many Girl Scout events on my own. I made new friends at the cookie rally and pool party, and I learned to ice skate better.  I passed out fliers at school for the Nuggets Pajama Jam and Avalanche games, and I’m excited to go even if no one from my troop does.  I am lucky to be part of the Girl Scout community.

I am an innovator because I use creative ways to encourage customers to buy cookies.   I suggest they put Thin Mints in the freezer to taste even better and melt S’mores in the microwave for 20 seconds to be campfire gooey.

I am a risk-taker because I held my first cookie booth on a cold, snowy day at my uncle’s tire store. I wasn’t sure many people would be out in the snow, but I’m glad I took the risk because I sold more than sixty packages!

I am a leader because I inspire my troop to participate more, because of all the fun patches I have earned as a Brownie.  Recently at a meeting, everyone said, “Wow, Bianca!  How did you get so many patches?”  I couldn’t help but smile, and at the next meeting, one girl had several new patches.