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Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Avalanche

Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Avalanche is February 16, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Pepsi Center (1000 Chopper Circle Denver, CO 80204).  All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited. Cheer on the Avalanche as they take on the St. Louis Blues.

The troop with the most ticket referrals will get to have a cookie booth at the game! Last year’s troop sold more than 500 packages at their booth. Ticket buyers will be contacted directly by the Avalanche Ticketing Office to provide a troop number for referral. All ticket buyers will be entered to win exclusive pre-game experiences.

Tickets range from $25 – $53. Purchase tickets ASAP as this offer is subject to change or sell out.

Questions? Contact Kiley Long with the Colorado Avalanche at (303) 405 – 7625 or Kiley.long@teamkse.com.

This is not a drop off event. All Girl Scouts must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader.

Purchase tickets at: https://ticketing.axs.com/PickASection.aspx?t=6933BBBE8D64AF37C1F841D&og=-1

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Engineer Badge STEM Program

Submitted Danika Davis

Metro Denver

Denver

Solar Rollers welcomes Colorado Girl Scouts to participate in the 2019 race series.

  1. Teams: 1-2 adult team leaders with up to 10 Girl Scouts ages 14 to 18-years-old per team.
  2. The Challenge: Using hands-on skills and STEM applications, you will design, build, test, and learn to drive a remote controlled, solar powered, race car with speeds up to 35 mph! Build a solar array from scratch, refine the weight to power ratios, and develop strength and endurance using high tech materials to reinforce your vehicle. Complete kits arrive in January and race events begin in April and continue until June.
  3. The Event: Meet other teams from your state and race around a track to compete in various events and win trophies.

Watch the videos at this link to see how it works and to access program information. http://www.solarrollers.org

Solar Rollers: Challenging to build, Empowering to master, and Exciting to drive!

Contact us for more information and sign up a team now! Sponsorship opportunities available.

Danika Davis – Danika@solarrollers.org (970) 977 – 0109 or (970) 425 – 6426.

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

Service learning opportunity at The GrowHaus

When: Friday, February 1, 2019

10 a.m. – Noon

Please note: Denver Public Schools are closed Friday, February 1, 2019.

Where: The GrowHaus

4751 York St.

Denver, CO 80216

Registration End Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Program Levels: Junior, Adult/Volunteers

Cost: $8 per girl, and adult chaperones are free

The GrowHaus is a nonprofit indoor farm, marketplace, and educational center in Denver’s Elyria-Swansea neighborhood. Their vision is a world where all communities have the means to nourish themselves, and their mission is to create a community-driven, neighborhood-based food system by serving as a hub for food distribution, production, education, and economic opportunity.

Girl Scout Juniors are invited to attend an experiential education workshop at The GrowHaus that includes hands on activities to engage girls in topics surrounding soil and worms, healthy eating, and community! Service work in the educational greenhouse space is included and partial requirements toward the “Junior Gardener” badge will be met.

Adults and troop leaders are invited to attend with girls and must sign up to attend. This is not a drop-off event, all girls must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader. Adult to girl safety ratios for events must be met (http://gscoblog.org/volunteer-essentials/safety-wise/). Girls attending with a troop leader must bring completed parent permission forms for a Girl Scout activity (https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/dam/girlscoutsofcolorado/documents/Parent%20Permission%20for%20Girl%20Scout%20Activity.pdf) that troop leaders should retain for their records.

Everyone attending must bring a completed and signed liability waiver on the day of the workshop. The waivers are available in both English (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sIpaoGlhP2B2aV4Skf2AVeNTAy3dqhlz/view?usp=sharing) and Spanish (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s7mMROeTw9b19KtuqN_c9qTZz8Huvhgo/view?usp=sharing). Birth date and student ID number do not need to be completed.

Please note: Denver Public Schools are closed Friday, February 1, 2019.

Daisies and Brownies work on badges at Children’s Museum of Denver

Submitted by Katrina

Metro Denver

Denver

Troop 65742 visited the Children’s Museum of Denver earlier this month to work on a variety of badges, patches, Journeys, etc. Girl Scouts were able to do many activities toward their various “Superhero” patches and “Science” Journeys, such as cooking, fire trucks, science (bubbles and balls), break dancing, vet role play, camping/wilderness role play, climbing the tower, etc. We had a blast and everyone learned aspects of teamwork.

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

Girl Scout Day with DU Women’s Basketball

Girl Scout Day with DU Women’s Basketball is Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Magness Arena at the University of Denver (2250 E .Jewell Ave, Denver, CO 80208). All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited. Cheer on the Pioneers as they take on Oral Roberts University.

Tickets are $5/person. Buy tickets online at https://ev9.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/EVExecMacro?&&&DB_OEM_ID=18600&linkID=denver&evm=prmo&RSRC=&RDAT=&caller=PR and use promo code GIRLSCOUTS.

Questions? Call Max Miller at (303) 871 – 6048/

Registration closes Thursday, January 17.

This is not a drop off event. All Girl Scouts must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader.

Brownies learn the importance of cybersecurity and STEM

Submitted by Courtney Ryan

Metro Denver

Denver

The internet and media are a daily part of our Girl Scouts’ lives and we felt it was important to arm them with the knowledge and understanding of how to stay safe while engaging with these sources. This is why we selected to pursue the cybersecurity badges and patches for our troop! Please enjoy the story about defending our castles, but tread carefully, you may find an alligator, a bear trap, or a grenade disguised as candy…

One high-energy afternoon, a bunch of Girl Scouts in Troop 65709
eagerly awaited the starting tune to learn how to keep themselves safe
in cyberland, all while running a race from alligators, bears, and secret predators.

They brainstormed and created elaborate defenses to keep out enemies pretenses, creating trap doors, moats, secret entrances, invisible castles, and candy tricks.

They discussed and debated the best shields and learned how it related  to keeping them safe in daily practice fields.

These G.I.R.L.s are armed and ready to take on the world and be safe when it comes to cyberland!

The girls came up with very creative ideas on defending their castles, family, and friends. They learned about how to layer defenses and how that relates to online defenses with passwords and safeguards they use every day. It was a great start to arming them with the knowledge to keep themselves safe while online! Our troop is pursing the cybersecurity trifecta of badges: Basics, Safeguards, and Investigator.

By completing this activity, the girls will earn this special cybersecurity patch. Learn how to earn yours.

Girl Scout Craft Fair

Submitted by Tiffany Stone

Metro Denver

Denver

Join the Urban Trails Service Unit and Troop 66711 for the second Denver Girl Scout Craft Fair on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. More information is in the flyer below.

All vendors are Denver Girl Scout troops and all crafts are handmade by girls.

This event is open to the public. Bring your girls and your family to get some inspiration, meet other Girls Scouts, AND start your holiday shopping, all while SUPPORTING local Girl Scouts!!

Note: Registration to be a vendor is closed for this year.

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Older girl volunteers needed for Project C.U.R.E.’s Packing for Impact

Older girl volunteers are needed for Project C.U.R.E.’s Packing for Impact on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. Multiple shifts are available.

Sign up to volunteer at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044caea72fabf85-2018

Project C.U.R.E.’s Packing for Impact is an opportunity for Girl Scouts from all over Colorado to come together to change the lives of families around the world by filling Kits for Kids, engaging in fun activities, and learning about children around the world that they will be helping.

This year, we are also looking for five Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador troops or groups to lead activity stations. Girls are welcome to design their own activities or lead activities designed by Girl Scouts of Colorado. If interested in volunteering at this event, please sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044caea72fabf85-2018

While this event is in Denver, it is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for older girls across the Front Range! Girls can complete community service hours, Program Aide internship hours, or work on earning the Service to Girl Scouting Bar.

Register NOW for Packing for Impact with Project C.U.R.E.

Packing for Impact with Project C.U.R.E. is Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children.

Register at: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2018/save_the_date_2019_p.html

Registration deadline: November 27

Project C.U.R.E.’s Packing for Impact is back! Packing for Impact is an opportunity for Girl Scouts from all over Colorado to come together to change the lives of families around the world by filling Kits for Kids, engaging in fun activities, and learning about the children around the world that they will be helping. Troops can use this customizable flyer to help collect supplies for their kits before the event.


Please include your troop number and how many girls will attend when registering! $6/kit (troops can choose how many kits they’d like to pack)

Multiple shifts available throughout the day:

First shift: 9 – 11 a.m.

Second shift: 12 – 2 p.m.

Third shift: 2:15 – 4:15 p.m.

This year, we are also looking for five Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador troops or groups to lead activity stations. Girls are welcome to design their own activities or lead activities designed by Girl Scouts of Colorado. This is a wonderful opportunity for community service, Program Aide internships, and/or to earn the Service to Girl Scouting Bar. If interested in volunteering at this event, please email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

 

Girl Scout Senior earns Harvest Award

Submitted by Jessica Spangler

Metro Denver

Denver

With the help of other girls in her troop, Girl Scout Senior Makayla earned the Harvest Award as part of the “Sow What?” Journey and created lasting change by educating and inspiring youth to appreciate local food and the impact of the food print on the environment.

The girls did many activities including art, games, stories, and videos to learn about food prints, commit to new food habits, learn about hunger, and give thanks. Then, they made a poster detailing why they should change the world for the better. Makayla created a goal: use her love of baking to educate others about buying local food!
The girls then dug deeper and tapped the knowledge of community experts. Armed with clipboards, they visited a local farmer’s market and asked important questions of the farmers while experiencing the amazing produce they had to offer.

Makayla’s plan involved creating a video to educate others about buying local food and food prints. While baking a gluten-free cake, girls took turns telling viewers what a food print is, how they will change their own habits, the importance of their project, and the wisdom passed on to them by the farmers. The girls pledged to improve their food network at the end of the video.

Makayla delivered the finished cake and video to Urban Peak, a homeless shelter for youth. She encouraged them to use the video to educate staff and youth at the shelter about their food prints!

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