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Daisy’s Circle Supporter Spotlight: Troop 61631

Did you know that Girl Scout troops are Daisy’s Circle members too?

Troop 61631 joined Daisy’s Circle in March 2018 and they made a video about it!   Watch their video!

Why did you join Daisy’s Circle?

The troop decided to join Daisy’s Circle because they value their Girl Scout experiences and the friendships they have made. They wanted to do something to help other girls that might not have the same resources.

What is the best thing about monthly giving?

It is easy because you don’t have to remember to write checks.

Why do you like being a Daisy’s Circle member?

“We are thankful for our community and the support we get to do Girl Scouts. It feels good to be able to give back and help others have the same experiences.”  – Ava D.

“It makes me feel good (to give to Daisy’s Circle). I feel like I’m doing something good for the sisterhood of Girl Scouts” – Liliene A.

“We are proud to help Daisy’s Circle because it lets us know there is good in the world!”  – Josie O.

If you or your troop are looking for a way to give back this holiday season, consider joining Daisy’s Circle!

Join Daisy’s Circle between now and December 31, 2019 and receive a coupon for a 40% discount and free shipping on your entire purchase in the Girl Scouts of Colorado Shop! * Offer good for troops or individuals restrictions apply

Join as a troop

Join as an individual

* New members only who join between 12/1/2019-12/31/2019. Discount applies to transactions completed in-person at Girl Scout Shop in Denver, via phone at 1-855-472-7026, or email Retail@gscolorado.org. Coupon cannot be combined with other offers, used on prior purchases, transferred, copied, or used online or through Girl Scouts of the USA.  Offer limited to in-stock merchandise only based on availability. Expires 3/31/2020.

 

 

 

Claim your “Trail Adventure” badge

Thank you to all of the Girl Scouts who attended a Trail Adventure meet up with Girl Scouts of Colorado in September! To encourage Girl Scouts to complete a Trail Adventure Badge, GSCO teamed up with The North Face to offer Girl Scouts who attended any Trail Adventure meet-up the opportunity to receive a FREE* badge. If you did, don’t forget to complete your requirements and the online notification form by January 7, 2020.

Registered Girl Scouts must have attended a Girl Scouts of Colorado-sponsored Trail Adventure meet-up in September 2019 and must complete all of the requirements to earn her Trail Adventure Badge by January 1, 2020 to be eligible*.  A parent/guardian or troop leader must fill out this online notification form. This form will close on January 7, 2020. Badges will be mailed in January to the address provided. Badges are earned by Girl Scouts and must be completed according to the appropriate program level. Check out the online Badge Explorer for specific badge requirements for each program level.

With a shared purpose of encouraging exploration, Girl Scouts and The North Face understand the importance of providing the next generation of girls, regardless of socioeconomic status, with outdoor adventure experiences. By giving girls the opportunity to experience the outdoors, Girl Scouts and The North Face hope to enhance leadership skills and confidence in young girls, while encouraging them to seek new challenges through outdoor adventure.

If you have any questions, please reach out to inquiry@gscolorado.org.

* This opportunity is made possible by a generous grant from The North Face. Only registered Girl Scouts ages 5-18 may receive a free badge upon participation in a Girl Scouts of Colorado-sponsored Trail Adventure meet-up in September 2019 and completion of all program level-appropriate badge-earning requirements by January 7, 2020.  Troops may complete badgework together or Girl Scouts may earn individually.

Colorado Gives Day is TOMORROW

Year-round, you support our efforts to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.  TOMORROW (December 10, 2019) you can make your gift go even further. Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide effort to celebrate and increase philanthropy through online giving. To make giving even easier, schedule your donation TODAY by using this link:  https://www.coloradogives.org/index.php?section=organizations&action=newDonation&fwID=6854 

By supporting Girl Scouts of Colorado on Colorado Gives Day, your donation dollars go further than they would on any other day of the year. That’s because the FirstBank Incentive Fund increases all donations made on December 10!  Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the incentive fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated.

Schedule your donation NOW or give TOMORROW at https://www.coloradogives.org/index.php?section=organizations&action=newDonation&fwID=6854. Once you do, share one of these two images on your social media accounts and be sure to tag Girl Scouts of Colorado.

 

 

Colorado Gives Day is one week from TODAY

 

Year-round, you support our efforts to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. One week from today (December 10, 2019), you can make your gift go even further. Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide effort to celebrate and increase philanthropy through online giving. To make giving even easier, schedule your donation TODAY by using this link: https://www.coloradogives.org/index.php?section=organizations&action=newDonation&fwID=6854 

By supporting Girl Scouts of Colorado on Colorado Gives Day, your donation dollars go further than they would on any other day of the year. That’s because the FirstBank Incentive Fund increases all donations made on December 10! Every non-profit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the incentive fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated.

Schedule your donation today or give on December 10 at https://www.coloradogives.org/index.php?section=organizations&action=newDonation&fwID=6854. Once you do, share one of these two images on your social media accounts and be sure to tag Girl Scouts of Colorado.

Celebrate the “Holidays the Girl Scout Way”

When Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts in 1912, one of her goals was to make Girl Scouts available and open to all. From that first gathering of a small troop of 18 culturally and ethnically diverse girls, Juliette broke the conventions of the time—reaching across class, cultural, and ethnic boundaries to ensure all girls had a place to grow and develop their leadership skills.

This holiday season:

  • Embrace the diversity in Girl Scouts and the world around us.
  • Embrace the Girl Scout value of giving back through community service.
  • Give the gift of Girl Scouts so that all may participate.

Named for our founder, Daisy’s Circle is Girl Scouts of Colorado’s monthly giving program. $19.12 per month can provide nine girls with annual Girl Scout memberships, nine more girls who will become part of this amazing organization with its 107-year history of living and celebrating The Girl Scout Way.

Special “Holidays the Girl Scout Way” Offer

Join Daisy’s Circle any time during December 2019 and receive a coupon for a 40% discount and free shipping from the
Girl Scouts of Colorado Shop! *

Celebrate “Holidays the Girl Scout Way” by joining
Daisy’s Circle: gscodaisyscircle.org

* Discount applies to transactions completed in-person at Girl Scout Shop in Denver, via phone at 1-855-472-7026 or email Retail@gscolorado.org. Coupon cannot be combined with other offers, used on prior purchases, transferred, copied or used online or through Girl Scouts of the USA.  Offer limited to in-stock merchandise only based on availability. Expires 3/31/2020.

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Support Girl Scouts of Colorado on Colorado Gives Day

Year-round, you support our efforts to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. On December 10, 2019, you can make your gift go even further. Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide effort to celebrate and increase philanthropy through online giving. To make giving even easier, schedule your donation TODAY by using this link: https://www.coloradogives.org/index.php?section=organizations&action=newDonation&fwID=6854

By supporting Girl Scouts of Colorado on Colorado Gives Day, your donation dollars go further than they would on any other day of the year. That’s because the FirstBank Incentive Fund increases all donations made on December 10! Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the incentive fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated.

Schedule your donation today or give on December 10 at https://www.coloradogives.org/index.php?section=organizations&action=newDonation&fwID=6854.  Once you do, share one of these two images on your social media accounts and be sure to tag Girl Scouts of Colorado.

 

Girl Scouts honors 2019 Women of Distinction for the Denver metro-area

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, Girl Scouts of Colorado honored the 2019 Women of Distinction during the Thin Mint Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center. The 2019 Women of Distinction for the Denver metro-area are:

  • Marti J. Awad, Founding Partner, Cardan Capital Partners
  • The Honorable Dianne L. Briscoe
  • Elycia Cook, President and CEO, FRIENDS FIRST, Inc.
  • Helen Drexler, President and CEO, Delta Dental of Colorado
  • Verónica Figoli, President and CEO, Denver Public Schools Foundation
  • Helen Young Hayes, Founder and CEO, Activate Workforce Solutions
  • Vanecia B. Kerr, Regional Executive Director, College Track Colorado
  • Theresa Szczurek, Chief Information Officer and Executive Director, Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology
  • Dr. Sarah Winbourn, Medical Director, Kids First Health Care
  • Robin D. Wittenstein, CEO, Denver Health

A group of nearly 450 gathered at the event, which was chaired by Women of Distinction Tasha Jones ’15 and Michelle Lucero ‘13. The honorees were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Kim Bimestefer ‘15. They are shining examples of corporate, civic, and philanthropic leadership and serve as role models for our female leaders of tomorrow.

New for 2019! Girl Scouts of Colorado recognized the first-ever Corporate Champion – Crocs! This award recognizes hard work in advancing women in their industry, supporting and encouraging women and girls, and working to raise awareness about remarkable women.

The evening’s keynote speaker was Gold Award Girl Scout Emily Kretschmer from Colorado Springs and recipient of the Stephanie A. Foote Leadership Prize for Gold Award Excellence.

Click here to see pictures from the event! And, be sure to watch Emily’s keynote speech, and listen to the inspiring words from our 2019 Honorees and Corporate Champion, Crocs!

Thank you to all of our generous event sponsors, including Silver Presenting Sponsor, Crocs, and Samoa Sponsors: Arrow, BBVA Compass, Cardan Capital Partners, Delta Dental, Hogan Lovells, and Volunteers of America.

Since 1997 Girl Scouts of Colorado has recognized 446 Denver-area women with this honor. More than $2 million has been raised by Women of Distinction for Girl Scout programs.

For more information on the Girl Scouts Women of Distinction program, visit girlscoutsofcolorado.org/woddenver or contact heidi.books@gscolorado.org or (303) 607-4833.

 

Girl Scouts honors 2019 Women of Distinction for the Western Slope-area

 

Thursday, November 7, 2019, Girl Scouts of Colorado honored the 2019 Women of Distinction during a breakfast held at Two Rivers Convention Center. 2019 Women of Distinction for the Western Slope-area are:

  • Jenn Moore, Executive Director of the EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum
  • Angelina Salazar, CEO, Western Healthcare Alliance
  • Diane Schwenke, President & CEO, Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce

A group of nearly 330 gathered at the event, which was chaired by Women of Distinction LeAnn Zetmeir ’18. The honorees were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Jeni Brown ‘18. They are shining examples of corporate, civic, and philanthropic leadership and serve as role models for our female leaders of tomorrow. The morning’s keynote speakers were Gold Award Girl Scout Kyra TerLouw and Silver Award Girl Scout Bella Gigoux.

Since 2013, Girl Scouts of Colorado has recognized 21 Grand Junction-area women with this honor. More than $42,000 was raised at this year’s breakfast for Girl Scout programs. Thank you to our Gold Presenting Sponsor, U.S. Bank, and Silver Presenting Sponsors Chevron and FCI Constructors.

For more information on the Girl Scouts Women of Distinction program, visit our website –http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/wodgj – or contact Cindi Graves Cindi.graves@gscolorado.org or (970) 628-8003.

Click here for photos from the event. 

Girls learn “Secrets to Success” from Colorado Springs businesswomen

More than 100 girls in grades 6-12 from along the Front Range gathered on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs for a unique opportunity to connect with Colorado Springs-area professional women in a speed-networking format, panel discussion, and networking lunch. “Secrets to Success,” powered by Girl Scouts of Colorado, introduced girls to more than  20 professional women, including Colorado Springs Police Commander Tish Olszewski and Noreen Landis-Tyson, who runs one of the largest and most complex nonprofits in the Pikes Peak region, CPCD…giving children a head start. Breakout sessions went deeper into career options, such as law enforcement, the military, skilled trades, education, STEM, public service, healthcare, and entrepreneurship.

Special thanks to event sponsors: El Pomar Foundation, Nor’wood Development Group, Ent Credit Union, Eastern Colorado Bank, Union Pacific Foundation, and Hoff & Leigh.