Tag Archives: Fort Collins

Girl Scout racing derby coming up

Submitted by Sandi Knowles

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Troop 70720 is putting on a Girl Scout Racing Derby in Loveland on January 19, 2020. This event is open to all Girl Scout levels. Girls will create their own cars to race and may enter their design in the Girls’ Choice design competition.

Trophies will be awarded at each level for first, second, and third place, as well as best design. A grand prize trophy will be awarded to the overall race winner.

For more details and to register, visit: https://girl-scouts-racing-derby.cheddarup.com

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“Three Cheers for Animals” Journey event

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Troop 70720 hosted a Daisy Journey in a Day event! They had 21 Daisies at their event and six girls from Troop 70720, who were running the event. They had Dr. Agone from Animal House speak to the Daisies about animal care. The girls had several stations and small talks prepared about animals and animal care as well. Their big finale was painting feral cat boxes for Fort Collins Spay and Neuter Clinic. The older girls had prepped them and put them together and all the Daisies got to enjoy decorating and painting them. Troop 70720 delivered the cat boxes to the cat rescue. There will be some happy and warm homeless kitties this winter.

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Petal in a Day event for Girl Scout Daisies

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Attention Daisy troops! Are you looking to earn your “Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout” petal in just one day? If so, we have an easy and no stress way for you to do just that. Let some older Girl Scouts do the work of leading. There are two options:

  • March 22, 2020 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the McKee 4H building
  • April 26, 2020 from 2 to 4 p.m.at the McKee 4H building

Cost is only $10 per girl. Badge is not included as this comes in a set. Use this link to register: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cbPwP1lvzv7rO3kQojt50lN8gqbwHgwq/view?fbclid=IwAR0eZ1gbcELdAHf3klw_7PWMP1tJpTHMcIt6xXr–urUpzFk2S23g-qwpiI  Space is limited so register early!

Hope to see you there! Confirmation email will come to you within a week of sending out your registration. If you don’t see one, check in with us. The girl in charge of emails is extremely prompt and sends them out the same day that payments come in.

Thank you and we hope to see you there!

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Girl Scout Days at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

Submitted by Jennavieve W.

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Presenting: Girl Scout Days at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery!

Girl Scout Days is an ongoing program I helped create for my Silver Award. It will run every few months and switch between ages and interests. This awesome program not only gives Northern Colorado Girl Scouts a place to participate in local and affordable STEAM activities, but also volunteer opportunities for older Girl Scouts. One of the perks of Girl Scout Days is that family members of participating girls are able to visit the museum during the event; eliminating the problem of carpooling and finding babysitters for siblings.

The first-ever Girl Scout Day was Brownie Engineering Extravaganza on October 12, 2019. Girl Scout Brownies used their amazing G.I.R.L. powers to earn four badges and fun patch.

We loved seeing their go-getter personalities as they innovated fling flyers. They took risks when testing their senses with mystery boxes and optical illusions. They learned a bit about anatomy and world cultures by taste-testing teas and visiting Gerald the Jack-o’-Lantern. Last, but not least, the girls used their leadership skills as they chose jobs within their teams and used teamwork to create Rube Goldberg inspired chain reaction contraptions. They all did an amazing job!

Thank you to all of the troops who attended for making my event a success. A huge thank you to the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery for allowing me the opportunity to start this program. A special thank you to Angela Kettle for being my mentor and helping me create the event.

I look forward to providing many more STEAM events for my Girl Scout sisters. A second session of Brownie Engineering Extravaganza will be available soon and a Junior coding event is in the works.

Stay tuned for more to come!

I chose this project as my Silver Award because I come from a large family and if there is an event in Denver, my mom has to bring my siblings with us or hire a babysitter, so we can’t always make it. I wanted to make a difference and provide girls with the same problem a solution. I also wanted to give other girls my age more and closer volunteer opportunities.

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Daisy “Three Cheers for Animals” Journey in a Day events

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Fort Collins

Northern & Northeastern CO

Coming to Northern Colorado: Two separate chances for Girl Scout Daisies to participate in a “Three Cheers for Animals” Journey in a Day event!

Where: The Ranch

When: November 10, 2019 or January 5, 2020- Both events run from 1 to 5 p.m.

Cost: $25 if no patches are wanted and cost is $32 with patches

A mixed group of Cadettes and Seniors will be leading the activities! A guest speaker from the Animal House coming to talk about animal care. Girls will also do a special project to help feral cats in the community.

November 10 signup: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1psEbq5zbiSgc_LZPvtfyVM5-5-W8V2EK/view?usp=sharing

** We still have some limited space for November 10 date. If you can’t make that one, you’ll get a second chance on January 5.

January 5 signup: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UVuRNisqSLzbq6SAA2b5sxOPXbK_mNyb

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“Think Like an Engineer” event for Brownies

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Come join Troop 70720! Bring your troop and participate in a “Think Like an Engineer” event for Brownies!

When: November 2, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. to noon OR 1 to 4 p.m.

Where: The Ranch in the McKee Building (5280 Arena Circle Loveland)

Cost: $20 per girl, includes badge

This is not a drop off event, please bring your leader or adult with you.

Register at: https://brownie-journey-in-a-day-think-like-an-engineer.cheddarup.com

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Girl Scout Discovery Night: Fort Collins

Please join us to learn all about what it means to be a Girl Scout, and the wonderful volunteer opportunities available. Inviting K-12th grade girls and an adult to learn more. New troops are forming today!

As a Girl Scout, your girl will practice leadership with grit like a go-getter, problem solve like an innovator, embrace challenges like a risk-taker, and show empathy like a leader—in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment where she can feel free to let her full, magnificent personality shine through every single time.

Event will take place on Monday, October 14th at 5:30pm, at the Old Town library (201 Peterson St, Fort Collins, CO 80524).

To start your girls’ membership with Girl Scout of Colorado visit: www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/join

Bring “Power Up!” to Your Girls

We are very excited to announce the revision and reboot of the Girl Scouts of Colorado’s “Power Up!” program. “Power Up!” is Girl Scouts of Colorado’s anti-bullying program for youth in grades fourth through twelfth that engages participants to think critically about different types of bullying and encourages participants to stand up and speak out against bullying behaviors. Whether the elements of this program are used in a troop meeting or presented as a half-day session at a school, participants will leave the program with an understanding of their role in preventing the cycle of bullying. Through revisions by the Older Girl Advisory Board and feedback from pilot troops, we have taken what was already a great program and brought it to the next level to meet the current needs of girls in Colorado.

Who is this program for? “Power Up!” is for girls in grades fourth through twelfth.

How do I access the curriculum? Troop leaders can access the “Power Up!” Facilitator training online through their gsLearn account. They will have to watch a 15-minute video walking them through the facilitator guide, as well as provide information about the structure of the program. Questions on accessing your account? Email inquiry@gscolorado.org.

Can girls lead this program? Yes! If girls have earned their Program Aide award or have significant experience leading girls through activities, they can facilitate the program to other Girl Scouts. Girls can charge a small fee for the program to cover their costs and earn money for their troop. Specific questions about money earning should be directed to GirlExperience@gscolorado.org.

Is there a patch? Yes! After girls complete the program, patches can be purchased through the Girl Scouts of Colorado Shop by calling (855) 472-7026.

Want an opportunity to attend a “Power Up!” course? Due to a grant through Rotary Club of Fort Collins Breakfast, we have an offering in Fort Collins on November 9, 2019. https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/power_up_.html .

Questions? Contact GirlExperience@gscolorado.org

Volunteering trail work at Magic Sky Ranch

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

A couple of the girls from Troop 70720, along with one of their grandparents, spent the day working on the Homestead Trail at Magic Sky Ranch. The troop will be back with more girls later this fall. This group got a nice start though. The troop really loves Magic Sky and cares about trying to do some upkeep on one of the trails they have loved using for the last nine years.

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Girl Scout Day at CSU Environmental Learning Center

Girl Scout Day at CSU Environmental Learning Center is Saturday, October 12, 2019. This program will take place at the East Drake site. Use this link for directions: https://www.csuelc.org/location/

Brownies can earn the “Eco Friend” badge from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. This program is limited to 30 participants.

Juniors can earn the “Eco Camper” badge from 1 – 4 p.m. This program is limited to 30 participants.

The cost is $10 per Girl Scout for each program. Price does not include badge and no badges will be distributed at this event.

Registration is required. Use this link to register: https://elc-colostate.nbsstore.net/scout-programs. Registration closes October 4 OR when capacity is reached.

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