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Girl Scout swim party at Pirate’s Cove

Join us at Pirate’s Cove for our annual Girl Scout Swim party, Sunday, June 10, 2018. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited! The event is planned from 6:30 -8:30 p.m. Cost is $6/person and there’s an optional event patch you can purchase for $3 during registration.

You can register at https://goo.gl/Qgbz8o. The registration deadline is June 6. Participants who register by the deadline will get faster entry into the park. We encourage everyone interested to register ahead of time as our walk-up registration at the event can take more time to get through. Please register by the deadline to save yourself time!

Pirate’s Cove is located in Englewood and offers a leisure pool with a large play structure, a 25-meter, 6-lane pool, a 35-foot slide tower with three slides, a lazy river, and more for summer fun! Participants are welcome to bring in snacks or a picnic. Concessions will not be offered onsite. No glass bottles permitted.

Questions? Please feel free to contact Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org. Hope to see you there!

Volunteer Spotlight: Chris Bruun

Girl Scouts of Colorado is celebrating extraordinary volunteers throughout the state in honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month. Chris Bruun of Englewood in the Metro Denver region has served as a troop leader, troop support volunteer, and cookie dad. He is also a shining example of the wonderful role Girl Scout volunteers play in the lives of girls and our community.

GSCO asked Chris to answer a few quick questions about his volunteer experience. We hope you find his as inspiring as we did.

Why did you become a Girl Scout volunteer?

My daughter wanted to be a Girl Scout and there wasn’t a troop at her school, so I started one. She got a couple of other girls from her school, but we drew in most of the rest from the surrounding schools. It was a very active troop. Meeting every other week and field trip every other week. I did my best to make sure the badges were not earned by sitting in a cafeteria but by learning something in the cafeteria and experiencing it on a field trip.

Tell us about your different volunteer roles as a Girl Scout.

I started as a troop leader, and was also the cookie dad and field trip planner that first year.  I had a blast doing it! This year, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to be as active in the troop, so I closed the one I started and moved Emma to another one. This is a huge multi-level troop. I am still a volunteer with this troop and really enjoying watching the girls explore the world through Girl Scouts. I am going to be helping with camping for the troop this summer.

What have you learned as a Girl Scout volunteer?

I have never been in charge of that many young ladies at once or been responsible for pushing knowledge into kids heads. And while I realize it is a very obvious realization, they all needed it presented differently to take it in. I found I really like seeing that light of understanding come on when we were exploring new ideas through the badges!

What do you hope girls have learned from you?

I have done my best to teach the girls that failure is a part of life. The goal is to try, we will all fail once and a while. We have to dust our selves off and try again. We learn more from our failures then we do from our successes. Giving them a safe place to fail and then try again and succeed is truly a great feeling.

How has your experience as a volunteer helped you become a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader)?

I am really amused at this question for obvious reasons.  Mostly because I am not a girl. That said the ideals that are encompassed in this motto are obviously applicable to both genders. Being a leader keeps you on your toes. These girls are eager to learn and experience the world and want to learn new things and earn new badges. As a leader, you have to keep at least one step ahead of them and to do that you need to be thinking out of the box. The lessen plans for the badges are a good first stop, but not the be all and end all to leading the girls. Once they get the idea in their head you need to be ready to move beyond the lesson plan to explore even more. Lots of the badges are just a taste of what they as Girl Scouts can go explore.  

Want to nominate a volunteer for Girl Scouts of Colorado to spotlight? Please email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

Colorado 99s Aviation Patch Day

Submitted by Theresa Monroe

Metro 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 April 14, 2018, the Colorado 99s (an organization of all female pilots) is hosting Aviation Patch Day. This program is for Girl Scout Cadettes and Seniors  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, April 14, 2018
1 – 4 p.m.
Centennial Airport’s Denver Air Connection
13000 E. Control Tower Road
Englewood, CO 80112

Cost of the event is $6 per Girl Scout
Use this link to register: http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2018/_99_s_aviation_patch.html 
*** Last day to register is April 7, 2018.

Questions? Contact: 
Theresa Monroe
(719) 210-0890

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Volunteers needed: Cookie delivery day 2018

Delivery Day for the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program is fast approaching. The delivery sites are always needing more support and your help would be appreciated. If you haven’t already signed up for a time to support the delivery site, there is still time.


1025 Eldorado Boulevard

Broomfield, CO 80021

Sign Up:


*This is our largest site with the least volunteers signed up.

Red Rocks Community College

13300 West Sixth Ave.

Lakewood, CO 80228

Sign Up:


Castle Rock- Castle View High School

5254 N. Meadows Dr.

Castle Rock, CO 80109

Sign Up:


 Summit Ridge Middle School

11809 W Coal Mine Ave

Littleton, CO 80127

Sign UP:


Elitch Gardens

2000 Elitch Cir,

Denver, CO 80204

Sign Up:


Baileys Moving

11755 E. Peakview Ave

Englewood, CO 80111

Sign Up:



16456 E. Airport Cir #100

Aurora, CO 80011

Sign Up:


Northern Delivery/Loveland

5296 Harvest Lake Drive

Loveland, CO 80538


If you are wanting to go to a delivery site that isn’t listed please reach out to the PPS for that region, to find out how to sign up. Don’t know who that is? Email inquiry@gscolorado.org.


Troop 3453 experiences a “Day in the life of an artist”

Submitted by Tom Bielefeldt

Metro Denver

Highlands Ranch

Six Girl Scouts from Highlands Ranch Troop 3453 participated in a wonderful “Day in the life of an artist” experience at Ouray Sportswear in Englewood on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The event, sponsored by the Ouray of Hope Foundation, provided an opportunity for troop members to collaborate with designers, production artists, and other members of Ouray’s creative team.

The Girl Scouts, along with participants from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, were guided through the creative process of contemplating shirt designs based on the “Bigfoot” or “Yeti” theme. Girls researched and designed a couple of small “thumbnail” sketches before refining concepts into their very own full-size design. Creative professionals offered meaningful insights and guidance along the way. “Ouray is honored to provide opportunities to young folks looking to learn more about ‘real life’ employment scenarios. We enjoyed being able to showcase our process and interact with the kids, it was a very enriching experience,” said event organizer, Bobby Small, Ouray’s VP of Information Systems.

Troop 3453 was also treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of the Ouray production facility, including massive screen-printing, embroidery, and laser cutting machines. Each participant then presented her design concept to the entire group, receiving suggestions and constructive feedback from an Ouray creative director. At the conclusion of the event, each Girl Scout received a special, custom-designed Bigfoot t-shirt commemorating the fantastic outing.

The experience is part of Troop 3453’s Media Journey, with the girl’s planning to use their newly acquired insights to design and produce their very own troop logo shirts!

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

Limited spots left for “Me & My Gal” strength weekend in May


Submitted by Tiffany Stone

Metro Denver


There are only a few spaces left for the Urban Trails Service Unit’s “Me & My Gal” strength weekend!


Where: Tomahawk Ranch Girl Scout Camp
When: Friday, May 12, 2017 – Sunday, May 14, 2017
Arrival time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday
Departure: 10 a.m. on Sunday

Cost: $150 per woman-girl couple
$60 per additional girl,
(No additional adults please, one per every three daughters)

Bring your girl(s) along for a weekend of bonding and strengthening.
Mountain Berry Catering will provide meals, with a special Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday morning.

Activities will be provided all weekend, including archery, building, a dance, and more!

This camp is geared for mothers and daughters, but aunts, grandmas, or mother figures are welcome, along with girls (K-12).

Attendance is only confirmed upon payment.
Register at:

Volunteers are always welcome! Please email: urbantrailsdenver@gmail.com to volunteer!

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Clothing bank clean up

Submitted by Tanner Palmer


Denver Metro

My name is Tanner Palmer and I represent a charter school that serves over 2,000 children K-12 called HOPE Online Learning Academy Co-Op. Most of our students are considered come from low income families and are “at-risk”. Most of our students participate in free and reduced lunch programs.

We operate several “Learning Centers” for our students where they go to school Monday through Friday from about 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our students enroll with us because they’ve been bullied at other schools or have some other learning challenge which is better addressed in smaller learning groups.

Out of one of these Learning Centers, we operate a clothing bank from collected donations around several K-12 schools in the area. Our clothing bank is located on Colfax and Elmira at 1564 Elmira Street in Aurora, CO.

We have a small warehouse full of donated clothing that we desperately need help sorting out, in preparation for a free open house so our students in need and community members can shop for free clothing.

We are hosting a few clothes sorting events on July 29, August 3 and August 24. The actual date for the Elmira Clothing Bank open house is August 26/27 so we need the clothes sorting done well ahead of that date.

We would love to invite the Girl Scouts to participate in this wonderful community service event that will directly benefit the needy in our community.

Tanner Palmer’s contact information: 720-346-1903 or tanner.palmer@hopeonline.org 

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Help organize clothing bank for HOPE


Submitted by Amanda Kalina


Denver Metro

Annually HOPE Online Learning Academy Co-Op, which is a charter school in Colorado that serves at-risk youth, organizes a back-to-school clothing bank to assist their families who may be homeless or struggling financially. The clothing bank is in a warehouse in Aurora near Children’s Hospital Colorado. We are looking for Girl Scout groups who would like to volunteer the weekend of Aug. 21-23 to help us organize the clothing we’ve collected to give away Aug. 28-29 to our families. We so appreciate the Girl Scout troops who have helped HOPE with projects over the last year, including the organizing of the clothing bank last August (photos included)!! If you are interested, please contact Melanie Stone at HOPE. She can be reached at melanie.stone@hopeonline.org or 303-727-0315.

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