Tag Archives: Fort Collins

Girl Scouts Try SCUBA Diving

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Girl Scouts from Fort Collins tried SCUBA diving with Oceans First in Boulder! The girls had a blast. It is wonderful watching the new things girls can try and do because of Girl Scouts.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Troop 71106: Silver Ticket Winner

Submitted by Lara Abrahamson

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

The winning ticket was in the last case that I picked up from the cupboard to help fill our Hometown Hero donations. I opened every one and did have a moment of feeling like Charlie Bucket when I saw it.

We had a troop meeting and were discussing money earning to get a storage space for all of our equipment, so this is a nice little boost for the troop in that direction!

Troop Goal: It was 14,000 packages, but the girls are over 22,000!

Hometown Hero: North Shore Health and Rehab and MCR COVID vaccination services

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Downhill Skiing Fun

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Some of the girls from Troop 720 had some downhill skiing fun last weekend! The sun was shining. The snow was fresh and great for skiing. The girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Galentine’s Day Party 2021

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Troop 720 had a Galentine’s Day celebration at Urban Air this year! They had a great time playing on the tramps, climbing wall, zip-lines, and hanging out with each other. What is better than the gift of friendship with your Girl Scout sisters?!?

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Troop 70720 Tries SCUBA Diving

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Some of the girls from Troop 70720 got to try SCUBA diving! The company running the program has to limit class sizes right now to six participants due to COVID, so other girls will get their chance in the next month. The first part of our “try-it” experience was in-person class instruction followed by 90 minutes in the pool with everyone finishing up in the deep end– 13 feet down! It was a super fun experience! SCUBA diving is something none of the girls had tried before and so far, everyone gave it an A+++

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

“3 Cheers for Animals” Daisy Journey event

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Fort Collins

Northern & Northeastern CO

I know everyone is inundated with cookies right now, BUT older Girl Scouts from Fort Collins have worked hard to put together two “3 Cheers for Animals” Daisy Journey events.

March 21, 2021 1 – 4 p.m.

https://3-cheers-for-animals-daisy-journey-in-a-day-copy.cheddarup.com

April 11, 2021 1 – 4 p.m.

https://3-cheers-for-animals-daisy-journey-in-a-day-copy-11004.cheddarup.com

Both of these events are run by Girl Scouts in high school. They did them in person in 2019 – 2020 and for 2020 – 2021, it is on Zoom. They have done one Zoom event so far with good feedback. And, they are ready to run their last two events of this school year!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Snow Day was a Perfect Day for the Outdoor Challenge Checklist

Submitted by Charlene Olms

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Daisy Keira and Junior Cecilia had the best time checking activities off their Winter Get Outdoors Challenge checklist during a recent snowy day. These Girl Scouts helped shovel snow not only on their own driveway, but also neighbors’ sidewalks. They also made snow angels and had a snowball fight. Their favorite activity was sledding together. They can’t wait to complete some more of the fun activities on the checklist!

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Get Outdoors Challenge patch is a checklist challenge full of fun outdoor activities for the fall/winter and spring/summer seasons. Complete the required number of activities for your Girl Scout level to earn each side of the patch. Learn more.

Racing Derby Virtual Style

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Fort Collins

Northern & Northeastern CO

The girls of Troop 70720 hosted their second annual racing derby! This year looked a little different than last year because of COVID and all the restrictions going on across the state. However, that did not stop them from hosting this event. We figured out staggered and safe drop off times and then live-streamed the event on YouTube. While there were a few technical glitches at the beginning, it all worked out well and we think everyone had a really good time 🙂 Thank you to the girls who signed up to participate and made cars 🙂 This event couldn’t happen without all of you and some of your cars are pretty amazing.

Look for the event back again next year! Hopefully, it will be able to be in person and live streamed!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She was at the can send in her story here.

“3 Cheers for Animals” Journey Events for Daisies

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Join Troop 720 as they run another TWO VIRTUAL “3 Cheers for Animals” Journey in a Day events! This is totally ran and planned by older girls. They did it three times in-person last school year and just completed their first Zoom session this last weekend. They had a lot of great feedback from the girls who attended.

If you have a Daisy (kindergartner/first grader), this event is for you! They have two sessions available for your girl or Girl Scout to register for!

March 21, 2021 from 1 – 4 p.m. https://3-cheers-for-animals-daisy-journey-in-a-day-copy.cheddarup.com

April 11, 2021 from 1-4 p.m. https://3-cheers-for-animals-daisy-journey-in-a-day-copy-11004.cheddarup.com

These will be the last dates ran this school year.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She was at the can send in her story here.

Gold Award Girl Scouts impact Colorado communities and beyond

In the face of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Girl Scouts continue to do all they can to make our world a better place by taking action to address issues facing their local communities. There are no better examples of this Girl Scout spirit and resiliency than the 16 Girl Scouts from across Colorado who recently earned the distinction of Gold Award Girl Scout, the highest honor in Girl Scouting. They include:

  • Sidney Barbier from Steamboat Springs, Steamboat Mountain School, tackled the issues of waste and recycling, particularly at Colorado state parks. She designed signage for state parks, hosted events to educate others about waste diversion, and even created a Junior Ranger curriculum.
  • Charlotte Blish from Arvada, Arvada West High School, started a nonprofit, Watering Communities, to teach elementary-aged students about how the lack of clean water impacts socio-economic and education resources in parts of Africa.
  • Clare Bolon from Longmont, Apex Homeschool Enrichment Program, developed and taught a week-long online course about how to write and read cursive. She also created resources to help students continue to practice their cursive after completing the course.
  • Kayla Fairweather from Parker, Ponderosa High School, developed a video curriculum on Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) to supplement the T1D training that teachers currently receive. It features the perspectives of diabetic students, parents, a professional athlete with T1D, an endocrinologist, and a diabetes resource nurse.
  • Zoe Johnson from Monument, Palmer Ridge High School, created a handbook and video about horse care and safety to educate new or inexperienced horse owners, as well as barn staff at summer camps.
  • Beatrice Lin from Longmont, Silver Creek High School, developed a workshop and handbook for Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies called “Bringing Global to Girls” (BGtG). The goal is to help younger Girl Scouts develop a sense of connection to the rest of the world and appreciation for other cultures.
  • Ellie McWhirter from Denver, East High School, developed a series of educational materials, including a website, to decrease plastic bag usage in her community and increase the knowledge of plastic bag pollution.
  • Isabella Mendoza from Longmont, Silver Creek High School, designed a cheap and sustainable habitat for solitary bees to lay eggs in and distributed more than 350 habitats around Colorado and the world. She also hosted a community event for people to make their own habitat.
  • With the help of local Girl Scout troops, Ashlyn Morrill from Parker, Chaparral High School, created a pollinator garden that attracts various pollinators, including hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, etc. Girls learned the importance of pollinators and were inspired to do their part to help conserve the pollinator populations.
  • Opal Mosbarger from Peyton, Falcon High School, addressed the issue of animal displacement during emergency situations. She collected kennels and blankets for Perfect Fit Wellness Center, so people can keep their pets safe during natural disasters and other emergencies.
  • Wren Murzyn from Fort Collins, Poudre High School, partnered with doctors, nutritionists, and others to create a guidebook to assist individuals who are wanting to get healthy, but don’t know where to start.
  • Meredith Neid from Denver, George Washington High School, started a self-care club at her high school to healthily address rising levels of stress amongst her peers. After the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, she adapted her project to include Zoom conversations with high school seniors about processing the pandemic and what it means to grow up during this time.
  • Anna Rahn from Colorado Springs, Pine Creek High School, created 17 STEM activities for schools and after-school programs. Due to the pandemic, she was unable to distribute them to local schools, so she developed a website where PDFs of the activities are available.

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the mark of the truly remarkable— earned only by a high school Girl Scout who works to address an issue she’s passionate about in a way that produces meaningful and lasting change. Whether it’s on a local, national, or global level, Gold Award Girl Scouts provide innovative solutions to significant challenges. Of the skills learned through Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards, leadership, organization, and critical thinking are the fundamentals of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Universities and colleges offer scholarships unique to Gold Award Girl Scouts, and girls are entitled to enlist at a higher pay grade if they join the military.

“Gold Award Girl Scouts don’t just change the world for the better, they change it for good—and these Girl Scouts embody everything this achievement stands for,” said Leanna Clark, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Colorado. “Each of these young women addressed an issue that’s important to her in order to earn her Gold Award, and we congratulate each of these Gold Award Girl Scouts on this momentous accomplishment.”

You can learn more about these Gold Award Girl Scouts and their projects on the Girl Scouts of Colorado blog.