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Girl Scouting at home: Family fun from GSCO Camp Staff

Share the fun of Girl Scout Camp with your family! Girl Scouts of Colorado Camp Staff has developed a series of activities you can do with your family at home. Or, you can even share them with your Girl Scout sisters virtually. This week’s activity is a fun and easy game called “Who’s Most Likely To…” We hope it helps you get to know your loved ones just a little bit better! 

Game Play: 

  • This game needs absolutely no materials! You and your loved ones need to just sit together somewhere comfortably, so you can all talk and see one another. 
  • One at a time someone will ask a “who is most likely to” question. As a group, you then discuss who among you would be most likely to do that thing!  
  • Answers and questions can be silly, random, or meaningful. Feel free to get creative.  
  • You can also nominate yourself for a question if you think you are most likely to do that thing! 

Here are some fun questions to ask: “Who is most likely to….. 

  • Become President of the United States? 
  • Eat an entire cake in one sitting? 
  • Be a ski or snowboard instructor? 
  • Memorize the theme song of their favorite TV show? 
  • Bake the most delicious chocolate chip cookies? 
  • Wear pajamas all day long? 
  • Adopt a puppy? 
  • Attend summer camp? 
  • Become a superhero? 
  • Win an Oscar? 
  • Die their hair a fun color? 
  • Win a reality TV show? 
  • Finish a puzzle the fastest? 
  • Sing a song to their pet? 
  • Meet a celebrity? 
  • Become an astronaut? 
  • Set a world record? 
  • Compete in the Olympics? 
  • Start a band? 
  • Find out they are secretly a wizard?

Resources from Sky High Ranch’s Virtual Spring Camp

Thanks to everyone who has joined us this week for Sky High Ranch’s first-ever VIRTUAL SPRING CAMP! Since Monday, March 16, 2020, camp staff has been posting crafts, STEM projects, and more daily at @sky_high_ranchon Instagram. GSCO has tried to share as much of this content as we could on our other social media channels. If you’re looking for more of this material or just aren’t on social media, click here for the resources we’ve been utilizing during this exciting week.

Virtual Spring Camp at Sky High Ranch

Sky High Ranch is offering our first ever VIRTUAL SPRING CAMP! Due to unexpected circumstances, many Girl Scouts will be out of school and away from troops for the next few weeks. We believe it is important to maintain meaningful connections with family, friends, and our community now more than ever. Starting on Monday, follow @sky_high_ranch on Instagram for daily crafts, STEM projects, and more you can do at home.

 

Attend Summit Sister’s Camp

Update as of March 20, 2020: This camp has been rescheduled for August 27 – 30, 2020.

Girl Scouts of Colorado is proud to once again offer one of our adult volunteers a space at the Summit Sister’s Camp run by Women’s Wilderness. Women’s Wilderness is hosting this camp at Meadow Mountain Ranch June 25 – 28, 2020. Women’s Wilderness’s mission is to strengthen the courage, confidence, and leadership qualities of girls and women through the challenge and support of group wilderness and community based experiences. Summit Sisters focuses on a deep nature connection, connection to your body, inspiration and calling, and competence and outdoor skills. Presentations at Summit Sisters this year will include: The Call of the Earth, Self Confidence Formula, Wildlife Tracking in the Rockies, Inner Beauty Workshop, and so much more. For more information about Summit Sisters, please visit their website at https://www.womenswilderness.org/summit-sisters/

GSCO will choose one adult volunteer for a free space at the Summit Sister’s Camp – a $399 value! All meals, lodging, and programming are provided. To apply for this opportunity, use this link and complete the questionnaire no later than May 29 at 11:59 p.m. All applicants will be contacted on June 5 after the winner of the grant has been chosen. Applicants must have a current or lifetime membership with Girl Scouts of Colorado.

Apply NOW for the Mary Jo Jacobs, M.D. Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund

The application deadline for the Mary Jo Jacobs Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund has been extended to March 31, 2020! Attention all Girl Scouts ages 6-18 in Garfield and Eagle counties, are you already registered or planning to attend resident camp this summer?  This annual scholarship can fund YOUR next adventure at Girl Scout Camp. Apply online at: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/scholarshipapp.

The Mary Jo Jacobs, M.D. Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund provides Girl Scouts from Eagle and Garfield counties in Colorado with a scholarship so they can experience the learning opportunities, joy, and camaraderie of attending Girl Scout Camp. Since 2015, eleven Girl Scouts have received full or partial scholarships to attend sessions at Tomahawk Ranch and Sky High Ranch. Will your adventure begin this summer?

Registration for Girl Scout Camp is ongoing on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website at girlscoutsofcolorado.org. Many sessions are still open at Sky High Ranch near Woodland Park or Tomahawk Ranch near Bailey, southwest of Denver. Overnight camp runs from 3 to 12 days for girls ages 6 and up. Girl Scout summer camp programs are open to all girls throughout Colorado, whether they’re in a troop or not, and new campers get a 10-percent discount.

Girl Scouts of Colorado is 32,000 strong—more than 22,000 girls and 10,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Ga., she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org.

 

“Science in the Summer” day camp: Registration is open

Submitted by Marybel Good

Metro Denver

Westminster

Register your daughter for “Science in the Summer” day camp, and she will join other Girl Scouts entering grades 1-5 for a week of fun and learning. Each day, campers will explore a different science theme including space, forensics, wildlife identification, and color science. Camp will be held in a park in Westminster from June 1 – June 5, 2020. Limited extended daycare is available.

Visiting science experts will make engaging presentations, including a special presentation on wildlife rehabilitation. On Friday, we will host the young women of United Launch Alliance and launch rockets. Our days will include a lot of hands-on activities so the girls are able to experiment with the information they learn.

In addition to fun science activities, your camper will have the opportunity to learn Girl Scout cooking skills. We’ll be making a hot meal for three of the camp days, and all girls will participate in meal preparation.

This fun week will be rounded out by traditional Girl Scout songs and games. Younger girls will be inspired by the older Girl Scouts working as Program Aides.

Camp is filling up quickly, register your camper soon!

Register for camp: https://girlscoutsciencecamp.wordpress.com/

Questions? email: GScamp64021@comcast.net

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

OAC March 2020 event registration is now open

Outdoor Adventure Club March 2020 event registration is NOW OPEN and closes on March 5, so register now to save your space!

On March 14 or March 15, the OAC Trailblazers (girls in 7th – 12th grade) are going to Meadow Mountain Ranch for a day of snowshoeing, outdoor cooking, snow archery, and winter survival. Optional transportation from north Metro Denver is available. Register and learn more at the links below:

March 21 – 22, the OAC Explorers (girls in 6th grade) are going to Snow Mountain Ranch for a weekend of snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snow tubing, ice skating, and more! Register and learn more here: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/outdoor_adventure_cl_1016554950.html

Questions? Email inquiry@gscolorado.org.

Shipwreck’d Camp

Submitted by Jordan Cadena

Metro Denver

Thornton

The Woods Service Unit presents Shipwreck’d Camp April 24 – 26, 2020 at Tomahawk Ranch in Bailey. Join us for pirate-themed fun as girls participate in an escape room, geocaching, boat racing, sword fighting, and more!

Cost:

$80/Girl

$70/Leader

(Includes camp shirt, patch, food, and lodging)

Register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/shipwrecked_jr_csa_troop_encampment_md_04_24_26_2020

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How to assemble the perfect cook kit

Girl Scouts love getting outdoors and camping with their troop! There are so many amazing places to explore in Colorado and getting the right gear to have a great time outside doesn’t have to be expensive. Here we share some ideas for what to pack in a car camping cook kit and where you can find these items for free or cheap!

Items to consider including in your cook kit:

Food Prep

  • Cutting board
  • Mixing bowls
  • Cutting knives
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Can opener
  • Rubber spatula
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Whisk
  • Cheese shredder

Cooking

  • Pots
  • Pans
  • Dutch ovens and cast iron pans
  • Potholders/oven mitts
  • Spatula
  • Tongs
  • Colander (strainer)
  • Mixing spoons/spaghetti spoons
  • Spices
  • Cooking oil
  • Lighter

Serving and eating

  • Plates and bowls (reusable food storage and Tupperware is also a great substitute)
  • Cups and/or mugs
  • Forks, spoons, and knives
  • Big serving spoons and ladles

Cleaning

  • Garbage bags
  • Paper towels/dish rags
  • Sponges and pot scrubbers
  • Dish soap
  • Bleach
  • Strainer for catching food scraps from wash bins
  • Wash bins for dishes
  • Rubber spatula scraper

Food Storage

  • Aluminum foil
  • Resealable bags

Where to find all the above:

  • Dollar stores: Dollar stores are a great place to look for utensils, plates, bowls, measuring cups, dish pans, sponges, and more!
  • Thrift stores: Goodwill and other thrift stores always have a selection of pots, pans, plates, bowls, and other utensils in good condition.
  • Your home – with permission: If you have any extra or unwanted versions of these items at home, ask if you can use them for your cook kit.

Need more gear for your campout? We have camp stoves, Dutch ovens, tents, and more available for rent! Reserve gear from GSCO by following this link: http://girlscoutsofcolorado.checkfront.com/reserve/

Winter snow fun

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Troop 70720 stayed in the lodge at Meadow Mountain Ranch for some relaxing and snow play. We went sledding both Saturday and Sunday over at Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park and snowshoeing on the Nature Trail on over to Hercules.

Over the weekend, lots of games were played, s’mores were made, and lots of other was fun had. It was a good break before the craziness of the Cookie Program starts.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.