Troop 70720 ran a “Three Cheers for Animals” Journey in a Day event for Daisies at the McKee 4H Ranch Building in Loveland. 27 Girl Scouts Daisies from around the state joined them. The girls had a guest speaker from Animal Friends Alliance, made lots of projects, and did activities! For the ending project, they did a Take Action project of making winter feral cat boxes for a local animal rescue! They will distribute the boxes out to areas that have homeless/feral cats which can use them.
A few of the girls from Troop 70720 helped out at a local animal adoption event with Bounce Rescue. In addition to helping with the pups and talking with people, they did a donation drive for the rescue! They chatted with people and let them know possible needs of the rescue. This was win-win for the girls and the rescue!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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).