Tag Archives: Fort Collins

CSU’s Equine Experience Time to Ride

Submitted by Tiare Santistevan

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Girl Scouts are invited to CSU’s Equine Experience Time to Ride workshop on November 3, 2018! Girl Scout Juniors can work on the requirements for the “Horsemanship” badge. Girls will learn grooming, handling, horse body language, riding, and more. Classes may be indoor and outdoors depending on the weather. Please wear horse appropriate clothing, including long pants and closed shoes, preferably boots with a heel. Additional helmets and boots will be available for riders.

Riding Time: 9 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Must choose a riding time slot for each Girl Scout. Four girls per group.

Cost:$ 20/Girl Scout

Registration deadline: October 27, 2018

Registration includes permission, liability, and photo release forms, which will be emailed to the required email.

Register online: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e49a4a62aaaf85-csutime

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International Day of the Girl with Kappa Delta

Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors are invited to celebrate International Day of the Girl and learn about the practices and traditions of other cultures around the world through various fun and creative activities while emphasizing the importance of inclusivity by educating acceptance and understanding of our differences.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

11:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Kappa Delta House

412 W Laurel St.

Fort Collins, CO 80521

Register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18-YWp9r_n95th2BrjjszhJ39OYcTy8gG8CKPILXoghU/viewform?usp=drive_web&edit_requested=true

Please email phiepsilonvpcs@gmail.com if your Girl Scout has any food allergies.

Questions? phiepsilonvpcs@gmail.com

Girl Scout Day at CSU Environmental Learning Center

Calling all Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors to Girl Scout Day at the CSU Environmental Learning Center on Saturday, October 13, 2018!

Cost: $7/girl

Brownies: 9-11:30 a.m.

Juniors: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Brownies will: 

  • Go an adventure hike
  • Pick proper hiking gear
  • Learn about hiking nutrition
  • Pledge to leave no trace
  • Earn the “Hiking” badge, a “Wow! Wonders of Water” skill building badge

Juniors will:

  • Learn how to use a GPS
  • Make a trade item
  • Go on a geo-caching adventure
  • Learn about travel bugs
  • Earn the “Geo-caching” badge, an “It’s your Story – Tell It, Amuse” Journey skill building badge

For more information and to sign up visit www.csuelc.org.
Questions? elc@csuelc.org or 970-491-1661

* Cost does not include badge and badges will not be provided at event.

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Service Unit 747’s first group hike

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Service Unit 747 held their first group hike at Devil’s Backbone in Loveland. Four Girls Scouts, two leaders, one parent, and five dogs joined the fun! It was a great day with great weather for a hike!

Our next group hike is October 7, 2018 at 9 a.m. at Hewlett Gulch. Please RSVP to ariellanetanya@gmail.com if you, your troop, or families would like to participate!

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Nature area clean-up

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Fort Collins

Northern & Northeastern CO

Troop 70720 spent their first meeting back of the year doing our bi-annual nature area clean-up! This time we had to go into a fairly mucky area to get to the garbage, but the girls were troopers and found a ton! It always feels great to be giving back!

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Troop 70720 summits a 14er

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Three Girl Scouts from Troop 70720 hiked Mt. Bierstadt last month. This trail is 6.9 miles round trip and has an altitude gain of 2,729-feet. This is a Class Two 14er.

It was a chilly day with a lot of cold and strong wind gusts. Everyone was prepared with lots of warm gear, water, electrolytes, and food.

This is a difficult hike. The girls were amazing troopers! Two of the girls summited and one girl was so close being only .5 miles from the top, mostly missing the rock scrambling.

We have plans to try another 14er next summer!

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Biking around town: End of summer fun

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern and Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

As an end of summer hoorah, some of the girls from Troop 70720 went on a 12-mile bike ride around Fort Collins. We stopped and played in the river for a little while and then, biked over to a local ice cream shop for a sweet treat. We headed back after that, but the girls went and played in a pool after their ride to cool off. Summer outdoor adventures are awesome!

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Camping fun at Magic Sky Ranch

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Troop 70720 spent the weekend enjoying  Magic Sky Ranch and spending some time in the great outdoors. Girls finished up working on their “Primitive Camping” badge, which they started in May. We love going up there and have been doing it since girls were second year Daisies.

Girls did all the set up, most of the year down, and a lot of the cooking and preparation this year. Love seeing them progress and get more independent every year.

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Biking and river fun in Fort Collins

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Fort Collins Girl Scouts are keeping it real and trying to enjoy some more outdoor time while it’s warm and sunny! This week, they went on a 13-mile bike ride combined with some wading in the Poudre River. It was a great day to play and connect and get outdoors.

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Highest Awards opportunity in Fort Collins

Submitted by Amy Jo Martinson

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

The Veterans Plaza in Northern Colorado is in need of help!

1. They would like a permanent flag recycling box for the public to properly dispose of their torn and unusable flags.

2. There are painting projects.

3. Looking for a regular group that would be willing to clean and repair anything in the area.

The recycling flag box was going to be a Boy Scout Eagle Scout project, but it fell apart and they haven’t had anyone step up to fill the need.

If a girl or troop(s) are interested in one or more of these projects they should contact Major Diggs Brown.

MAJ Diggs Brown, (ret), MBA
(970) 980-1080
www.majordiggsbrown.com

Also, because the property is part of the City of Fort Collins, you would need to contact the city regarding any changes before placing anything new (flag disposal box) on the property.

Eventually the veterans want a proper flag retirement ceremony with these flags at the Veterans Plaza Northern Colorado at least once a year, twice a year would be even better.

I’m looking into doing a flag etiquette and flag retirement ceremony badge that would also incorporate the Veterans Plaza Northern Colorado too.

These projects are great opportunities for Bronze, Silver, and maybe even Gold Award projects! Of course, you can contact me also and I can help as needed!

Amy Jo Martinson
Gold Award Girl Scout (1991)
(719) 293-5313

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