Tag Archives: Fort Collins

“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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Yurt camping

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Troop 70720 went yurt camping. It was everyone’s first experience in a yurt and we had the most amazing time! The leaves were turning a brilliant yellow around us and the yurts were hidden amongst some trees. The girls hung out, played games, hiked, made s’mores, told stories around the fire of Girl Scout memories, and just bonded. We all had such a fantastic time and hope to go back in the future.

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Juniors from Troop 76048 camp, hike, and ride horses

Submitted by Susan Scott

Northern & Northeastern CO

Loveland/Fort Collins

Juniors from Troop 76048 in Loveland/Fort Collins used their cookie earnings for a campout at Magic Sky Ranch and horseback riding at Sundance Trail Ranch. They hiked, had s’mores, played wolf pack on the rocks, and had the entire Magic Sky Ranch to themselves!

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Girl Scouts earn special patch from Colorado Classic®

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Some of the girls from Troop 70720 were excited about the Colorado Classic®  patch and wanted to earn it. The girls went on a 12-mile ride on the bike trails in town. About halfway, we got some rain and well, we all got pretty wet. The girls kept a cheerful attitude and smile on their faces though. Not all the girls regularly ride their bikes, but they all made strong efforts and completed the ride. The trails were lovely and before we turned around, we got to see a rainbow. Thanks GSCO for offering this fun opportunity!

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Getting out in nature

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Troop 70720 went on a backpacking trip in September 2019. This trip was 3.6 miles each way. The girls carried all their own gear. They set up their tents, built the fires, and helped prepare their own meals.

They spent some time wading in the stream and exploring. It was a great bonding weekend and a great experience out in nature.

For two of the girls this was their first time backpacking. Next year, more girls are wanting to go.

These girls are all rock stars!

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Girl Scout Day at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery: Brownie Engineering Extravaganza

Submitted by Jennavieve W.

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Come and join us for some engineering fun at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery on Saturday October 12, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. With hands-on activities for Girl Scout Brownies who are interested in STEAM, they can earn four amazing badges: Senses, Snacks, Inventor, Mechanical Engineering: Fling Flyer, and an additional FCMoD fun patch.

We’ll supply mini doughnuts, a pizza lunch, and the badges all for just $20 per girl.

One adult must be present per troop. Adults are free.

Register by going to www.fcmod.org/event/girl-scout-day-brownie-engineering-extravaganza/.

Registration deadline is October 1.

Hi, my name is Jennavieve, and I am a Girl Scout with Troop 70720. I am working with the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery to plan their first-ever Girl Scout Day for Brownies! By planning this event, I am working toward my Silver Award. Hope you can make it!

Girl Scout Day Brownie Engineering Extravaganza Updated

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