Tag Archives: Denver

Free tickets for “Clue on the Spooky Express”

Submitted by Alex Erkenbeck

Metro Denver

Denver

Mile High Freedom Bands invites Girl Scouts to attend their matinee performance of “Clue on the Spooky Express” on October 27, 2018 at 3 p.m. 30 tickets are available at http://bit.ly/MHFBTickets (select the 3 p.m. performance) and use code GirlScout18 at checkout.  Please note: this offer is for the 3 p.m. performance. The 7 p.m. performance is intended for adults age 21 and older.

Clue on the Spooky Express

Saturday, October 27, 2018

3 p.m.

Historic Grant Avenue

216 S Grant St

Denver, CO 80209

This is Freedom Winds’ 8th annual Spooktacular performance! This year, their intrepid heroes are going on a train ride, but what happens when someone doesn’t make it off the train?! We’ll all find out together because you, the audience, will get to cast your vote for how this story ends!

Freedom Winds is the symphonic wind and percussion ensemble of Mile High Freedom Bands. This group performs four major events each season with repertoire that includes traditional concert band music, contemporary pops literature, and collaborative performances. Events include the annual Halloween production Spooktacular! Spooktacular!, the kickoff to Denver’s PrideFest Melodies of Pride, and traditional band concerts in the winter and spring.

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

2018 Westernaires Annual Horse Show

Submitted by Libby Stroup

Metro Denver

Denver

Come see more than 200 horses in a two-hour family friendly show at the National Western Stockshow Complex. Westernaires has been dazzling crowds since 1949 and is the #1 Precision Mounted Drill Team in the world at speed.

Based right here in Golden, Westernaires is a non-profit, 100% volunteer-run organization dedicated to teaching self respect, responsibility, and leadership through horsemanship. The show includes trick riders, dressage, cavalry, roman riders, fire batons, bullwhips, and of course, a precision mounted drill with more than 60 riders in the arena together.

Four shows to choose from:
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m.

Tickets at just $10.

If you buy tickets as a Girl Scout, you will get a behind-the-scenes tour to see the stables and meet the riders and horses!

If you are interested, please contact Libby by text or e-mail at (303) 478-2498 or westernairestickets@gmail.com

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

Troop 65659 raises cyber-bullying awareness with proclamation from Gov. Hickenlooper

Submitted by Jessica Spangler

Metro Denver

Denver

Governor John Hickenlooper issued a proclamation declaring October 2018 Cyber-Bullying Prevention Month. With the proclamation, Troop 65659 hopes to raise awareness about cyber-bullying resources. As part of the multi-level “Think Like an Engineer” Journey, Troop 65659 defined a need: cyber-bullying is a problem.

They brainstormed ways to meet the need. They decided cyber-bullying is hard to detect and victims need access to counseling and safe spaces. They wondered if there was already a designated day, week, or month for prevention of cyber-bullying.

One solution they brainstormed was to present information on cyber-bullying to the governor to raise awareness. They went home to do more research and met again to build the presentation together. They found cyber-bullying is a problem in Colorado. The Healthy Kids Colorado Survey reveals 20.7 percent of girls report they have been electronically bullied compared with 9.5 percent of boys. HB 15-1072 (“Kiana’s Law”), signed into law in 2015, makes cyber-bullying a misdemeanor form of harassment, punishable by a fine of up to $750 and/or up to six months in jail. The State of Colorado’s Internet Safety & Digital Responsibility page lists resources on cyber-bullying, but parents may not be aware of these resources.

The girls also learned October is National Bullying Prevention Month and Colorado has proclaimed October Safe Schools Month and Cyber-Security Awareness Month, but these proclamations do not address cyber-bullying.

The girls designed a presentation to give to the governor to support the need for more awareness. They put their research onto a poster board, but not all the research fit. They re-designed several times and left some of the research off until all the important pieces fit onto two poster boards, which were connected. The troop leader then shared this supporting information with the governor’s office by delivering the presentation. Gov. Hickenlooper then proclaimed October 2018 Cyber-Bullying Prevention Month! If you are in need of cyber-bullying resources, please visit: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cssrc/internet-safety-digital-responsibility.

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

Colorado Radon poster contest now open

Submitted by Kelly MacGregor

Metro Denver

Denver

The state of Colorado is sponsoring a radon poster contest to raise awareness for radon testing and to inform people of the danger of radon in their homes. We hope to encourage Girl Scout troops across the state to make poster creation a troop activity!

The contest is open to children between the ages of 9 and 14. There are great prizes, like a $300 first place prize for the winning student and $100 gift cards for teachers/troop leaders of the top three entries. Submissions must be received by Nov. 30, 2018.

For more details visit: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/2019-colorado-radon-poster-contest

Here is a flyer with more information and last year’s winning poster: 40962780_2019co_radon_poster_contest_flyer

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

Boost your STEM journey at MakerFaire

Submitted by Kate Goodman

Metro Denver

Denver

This year’s Denver MakerFaire will be Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14, 2018 at the National Western Complex.
Often called the world’s greatest show (and tell), MakerFaire features hands-on interactive booths, including computer programming, constructing robots, miniature steam engines, interactive storytelling, and much, much more.

Want to fire your Girl Scouts’ imaginations for their STEM badges? This is the place!

Check out the Family four-pack discount or use coupon code SCOUTS to get a great deal on children’s tickets!

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2018/maker_faire.html

Innovating isn’t just for high-tech businesses. Every G.I.R.L. who comes to MakerFaire can try her hand at all kinds of innovative practices and see how everyday people are tinkering and making to make the world a better place!

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

Save the Date: 2018 Packing for Impact with Project C.U.R.E.

Project C.U.R.E.’s Packing for Impact is back for fall 2018! Save the date for Saturday, December 1 for this year’s event at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver.

Troops are asked to collect medical supplies to donate to Project C.U.R.E. in the weeks leading up to the event and come pack their kits and participate in fun activities on the day of the event. Participating Girl Scouts will receive a patch at the event.

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.

Registration information is coming soon! If you would like to be added to an interest list to be notified when registration is live OR if your troop/group would like to lead an activity station, please email Girl Scouts of Colorado’s community partnerships manager, Aimee Artzer, at aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

99’s Aviation Patch Day

Submitted by Theresa Monroe

Metro Denver

Denver

Juliette Gordon Low experienced her first flight eight years after the Wright brothers successfully flew the Wright Flyer I in 1903. The thrilling experience lead Juliette to introduce a “Girl Scouts Aviation” badge to the Girl Scouts Handbook.

Keeping with that tradition, on October 13, 2018, the Colorado 99s, an organization of all female pilots, is hosting Aviation Patch Day. This program is for Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes who are interested in aviation-related activities. These include making and racing various paper airplanes, learning the language of aviation, understanding more about weather, hearing the history of aviation, and even sitting in the cockpit of an airplane.

Event details:

Saturday, October 13, 2018

1 – 4 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Metro’s Airport Terminal

11755 Airport Way

Broomfield, CO 80021

Cost of the event is $6 per Girl Scout
Register through the GSCO website: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events/events-calendar.html
*** Last day to register is October 6.

Questions? Contact Theresa Monroe at (719) 210 – 0890 or monroetheresa@ymail.com.

Some female pilots begin flying from birth when their parents take them flying where as others start later in life. I personally began flying my junior year of high school. That year I took my first flight and I fell in love with it! Every day since I’ve spent my time walking with my eyes turned to the sky. Now, I am a commercial pilot and I travel the world and enjoy my flying. You can be a pilot too, if you can dream it, you can achieve it. It’s never too late to start!

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

Save the date: 2019 Pajama Jam with the Denver Nuggets

Save the date for the 2019 Girl Scout Pajama Jam with the Denver Nuggets!

Denver Nuggets vs. New Orleans Pelicans
March 2, 2019
7 p.m.
Pepsi Center
Denver, CO

Prices coming soon!

Everyone who purchases tickets through this offer will get to participate in the sleepover after the game at the Pepsi Center!

Ticket package includes:

  • Ticket to Nuggets vs. Pelicans game
  • 2019 Girl Scout Pajama Jam Commemorative Patch
  • Post-Game shoot around on the Nuggets court
  • Midnight snack
  • Movie screening on Pepsi Vision
  • Sleepover at Pepsi Center
  • Breakfast in the morning

The top three ticket-referring troops can choose between:

  • Halftime high-five fan tunnel
  • Girl Scout Cookies booth in the Grand Atrium
  • Girl Scout Cookies booth in Club Lexus

The top five ticket-referring troops will ALL be invited to sit in VIP seats to watch both NBA teams warm up prior to the game.

40963104_2019_pajama_jam_save_the_date

Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org to be added to the interest list. You’ll receive the registration link via email when it goes live!

Denver Leadership Summit: Register now for this training event

Join GSCO for a Leadership Summit on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the Community College of Aurora. This is your chance to connect with other GSCO volunteers, share ideas, take enrichment classes and essential volunteer training, and get your Girl Scout year off to a great start!

Event Highlights:

Program level 101 courses are available – Multi-level, Cadette and Older Girls, Junior, and Daisy/Brownie. Want to know how to best work with the girls in your troop and make it a girl-led experience? Take a 101 class and the enrichment class, Troop Management Simplified .

Want more support from the families in your troop? Register for the Engaging Families class and get the tools that you need to get the support that you want!

Not sure how to tackle planning an event for the troops in your area? Take the Event Planning: Tips and Tricks class.

Want to put your years of experience as a Girl Scout volunteer to good use and learn how to recruit girls and adults and start more troops in your community? There’s a class for that –Community and School Recruitment Strategies.

Are you a new leader who would like to learn Girl Scout Traditions and Ceremonies, Songs, and Games? Perfect! You will find those classes during the afternoon session at the Leadership Summit.

Register Now! All GSCO volunteers are welcome at this event.

Schedule for Saturday, September 29:

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. – Registration and displays in the southwest lobby
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Morning courses
*12 – 1 p.m. – Lunch
1:15 – 2:45 p.m. – Early afternoon courses
3 – 4:30 p.m. – Late afternoon courses

*The event registration fee includes coffee and snacks through-out the day, and a catered lunch. Please bring a water bottle.

Location:

Community College of Aurora

16000 East CentreTech Parkway

Aurora, Colorado 80011-9036

Registration:

Click on the link below to read more information about classes offered and to register for the Denver Leadership Summit:

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2018/leadership_summit_in_75499965.html

If you have any questions about this training or have trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708. Registration closes Tuesday, September 25 at midnight.

Center for Colorado Women’s History to host International Day of the Girl essay contest

The Center for Colorado Women’s History at the Byers-Evans House in Denver will host an essay contest to celebrate International Day of the Girl on Thursday, October 11, 2018. Denver metro Girl Scouts in grades three through eighth are invited to learn about women who have made a difference in history, so that they can use them as inspiration to create a better tomorrow.

Participants will submit a 250 to 500 word essay responding to the prompt:

“We have many reasons to recognize and thank the women who came before us. We know that they have shown strength and determination in their vision for their community and their country. Their legacy still lives on today. How does their legacy inspire you to create a better future for yourself and your community?”

Three winners will be invited to attend an afternoon tea to celebrate International Day of the Girl on October 11, at 4 p.m., at the Center for Colorado Women’s History.

Essays should be submitted with a parent’s name, email, and student’s grade level, by Friday, September 21, at 4 p.m., online at www.historycolorado.org/dayofthegirl or by email to michael.erickson@state.co.us.

The Center for Colorado Women’s History is located inside the historic Byers-Evans House Museum at 1310 Bannock St. in Denver. For more information on the Center for Colorado Women’s History, visit www.h-co.org/ccwh, call (303) 620-4933, or visit the Center’s Facebook page.

About Center for Colorado Women’s History

The Center for Colorado Women’s History is the first state museum focused on the past, present, and future achievements of Colorado women. The Women’s History Center focuses on scholarship, research, public programs, narrative, lectures, and exhibits that expand the understanding and collective memory of the history of women in Colorado. The Center for Colorado Women’s History at Byers-Evans House is a Community Museum of History Colorado. For more information, visit www.h-co.org/ccwh.

###

History Colorado’s mission is to inspire generations to find wonder and meaning in our past and to engage in creating a better Colorado. We serve as the state’s memory, preserving the places, stories, and material culture of Colorado through our museums, educational programs, historic preservation grants, research library, collections, and outreach to Colorado communities. Find History Colorado on all major social media platforms.

40963104_dofg_essay_contest