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Camp-in-a-Box for July and August of 2020

Girl Scouts of Colorado is bringing some of the fun of Girl Scout Camp home to you! Both Tomahawk Ranch and Sky High Ranch will offer camp-in-a-box experiences for July and August of 2020.

Sky High Ranch has designed three different themed activity boxes with fun Sky High Ranch paraphernalia and a little something special to bring a small piece of camp home. Choose from “Aspen Art Box,” “Innisfree Nature Box,” “Lucky Circle Laboratory Box,” OR ALL THREE! Learn more and order yours here.

Tomahawk Ranch has also designed three different themed packages. Theirs are packed with activities, fun Tomahawk Ranch paraphernalia, and a piece of Tomahawk Ranch to help bring camp to your home. Choose from “Camp Fun Box,” “Adventure Box,” “Wizarding Box,” OR ALL THREE! Learn more and order yours here.

Boxes will be mailed the day after each deadline with an expected arrival within five business days. The cost of each box is $50, including taxes and shipping. Quantities are limited, so order yours today!

If you have questions or run into trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Trail Marking with Obi Joe

Watch this video and learn the international language of trail marking from Tomahawk Ranch Camp Director Obi Joe!

Trail Marking with Obi Joe Transcript

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Starburst Rock Cycle

What do Starburst and Geology have in common? Find out by watching this video with Mad Scientist Hobbes from Tomahawk Ranch!

Starburst Rock Cycle Transcript

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Knife Safety with Obi Joe

Watch this video and learn knife safety with Tomahawk Ranch Camp Director Obi Joe!

Knife Safety Transcript

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

 

DIY Facial Masks with Tomahawk Ranch Camp Director Obi Joe

Tomahawk Ranch Camp Director Obi Joe will show you how to make your own facial masks! Watch the video hereDownload a transcript of the video here.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Girl Scout Camp Craft: Nail Art

Watch this video to learn how to make nail art with Starlight from Tomahawk Ranch! Download a transcript of the video here.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

 

Girl Scouting at Home: Make a COVID-19 Time Capsule

Your Weekend Challenge from GSCO Camp Staff is to make a COVID-19 Time Capsule! If you need some help getting started, use this printable:

COVID-19_Time_Capsule

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Girl Scouting at Home: Share Your MINTS

Girl Scouts of Colorado Camp Staff encourages you and your family to share positive attributes about yourself and others as part of an activity called Encourage-MINTS, Accomplish-MINTS, and Excite-MINTS! Learn more about this activity here.

This week, we want you to celebrate yourself! Record your own encourage-MINTS, accomplish-MINTS, and excite-MINTS using this printable: My Mints Printable

This program can also be done virtually, so be sure to  send virtual MINTS with Girl Scout sisters or other loved ones!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Girl Scouting at Home: Fishbowl

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. Today’s activity is a fun game called Fishbowl. It can be played with your family and can be played with four our more players. This game is a fun combination of Taboo, Pictionary, and Charades.

You will Need:

  • Pens/Pencils
  • Strips of paper
  • Bowl/Container
  • Timer/Stopwatch

Game Purpose:

Your team must gain the most points by describing, using only sounds, or acting out words/phrases to help your teammates correctly guess what is written on each sheet of paper within the allotted time.

Game Set-Up:

  • Split your group into two teams.
  • Each player writes common phrases, people, places, or things on strips of paper, folds them in half so the writing cannot be seen, and puts them into the bowl. Only one person/place/thing/phrase should be written on each slip of paper. If you have a large group, have each player write three to five slips of paper. If you have a smaller group, each player should write between five to ten items.
  • Mix all the slips in the bowl.

Gameplay: The game will be split into three rounds: Taboo, Sound Effects, and Charades.

Round One

  • Select a player from Team One to go first.
  • This player grabs a slip of paper from the bowl. As soon as the player grabs the paper, a member from the opposite team will start the one-minute timer.
  • The player then reads to themselves the item written on the paper. They will use words to get their teammates to guess the word/phrase on the paper. They cannot act out anything nor can they say any of the words on the paper. For example, if the phrase is “Girl Scout Camp,” then it may be described as “The most fun week of the summer” or “Sky High Ranch and Tomahawk Ranch”.
  • If the player thinks the word/phrase is too difficult, they can “pass,” put the paper back in the bowl, and choose a new slip of paper. Each player may only “pass” once per turn.
  • If the team successfully guesses the phrase/word, the player keeps the piece of paper, then chooses a new slip of paper, and starts describing the new word/phrase.
  • The player has one minute to get their team to guess as many words/phrases as they can.
  • After one minute, a player from the second team is up. As soon as they pick a slip of paper, the one-minute timer starts again.
  • Each team continues to take turns (switching the player who is choosing the slips of paper) until all the pieces of paper have been removed from the bowl.
  • When the bowl is empty, each team counts the slips of paper their team collected and tallies their score.
  • Return all slips of paper to the bowl and begin Round Two.

Round Two

  • This round is played in a similar fashion, with each team having one-minute turn to guess as many of the words/phrases as possible. The team that went second will go first in this round.
  • This time instead of describing the word/phrase on the paper, each player must get their team to guess the words/phrases using only sounds – no words or acting allowed!
  • When the bowl is empty, each team counts the slips of paper their team collected and tallies their score.
  • Return all slips of paper to the bowl and begin Round Three.

Round Three

  • This round is played in a similar fashion, with each team having one-minute turn to guess as many of the words/phrases as possible. The team that went second in Round Two will go first in this round.
  • This time each player may only act out the word/phrase – no words or sounds allowed!
  • When the bowl is empty, each team counts the slips of paper their team collected and tallies their score.
  • Add scores for all three rounds to determine the winner!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Girl Scouting at Home: How to Make Banana Boats

Have you been missing your favorite campfire desserts? Well, fret no more! Girl Scouts of Colorado camp staff are bringing the campfire desserts to you at home.

Banana Boats

Looking for a fruity twist to the classic s’more? Banana Boats are the perfect thing for you.

What you will need:

  • Banana
  • Mini-Marshmallows
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Tin Foil

Don’t have one of these ingredients? Get creative and improvise! Use M&Ms or Hershey Kisses instead of chocolate chips, or crushed cookies instead of marshmallows!

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 300 degrees.
  • Cut the banana lengthwise through the peel. Cut about halfway through the banana making sure not to cut all the way through the other peel.
  • Open the slit of the banana and fill it with as many mini-marshmallows and chocolate chips as you can.
  • Wrap the banana in tin foil and cook in the oven for 5-7 minutes or until the marshmallows and chocolate have melted.
  • Peel and enjoy!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.