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Create a Garden: Girl Scout Exploration at the Denver Botanic Gardens

Create a Garden: Girl Scout Exploration at the Denver Botanic Gardens is September 26, 2020. This self-guided experience encourages Girl Scouts and families to explore the basics of garden design as they learn how to plan for a successful garden. This program is designed to meet the needs of the Girl Scout Junior Gardener Badge requirements.

Register now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/092620_create_a_gar.html

All Girl Scouts and community groups are welcome to attend. Girl Scouts will:

  • Explore garden design basics
  • Identify perennial and annual plants
  • Design, plant, and decorate a miniature indoor garden oasis to take home with them
  • Take home the materials to set up a seed experiment on their own

The cost is $12 per Girl Scout. One adult per three Girl Scouts is admitted free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings are $7 each. Non-participating infants (children 2 and under) are free.

Pre-registration is required. Program registration will not be available onsite. Due to social distancing and group size restrictions, you must register all members of your party ages three and up.

Email familyprograms@botanicgardens.org with questions regarding the program.

Download the event flyer.

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Girl Scouting at Home: Earn your Junior Detective badge Part Three of Three

Do you want to try out the skills that make great detectives? Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Outreach Program team is here to help you earn your Junior Detective badge!

Now, let’s move on to Step Five! Watch this video for a fun scavenger hunt and follow clues to solve a real mystery. Here’s the print-out you will need to complete your scavenger hunt: Adult Handout for Final Scavenger Hunt

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Badges Through the Power of the Internet

Submitted by Brennah D.

Metro Denver

Highlands Ranch

I led my Girl Scout troop through the Scribe badge on Zoom. With my PowerPoint presentation, we were able to get everything checked off. This was my first time making a PowerPoint presentation and being a leader through online learning. It was fun!

I love Girl Scouts and everything it has let me do!

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Step Five of the Junior Gardener Badge: Part Three of Five

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Outreach Program team has five fun activities to help you complete Step Five of the Junior Gardener badge, which is to grow your own garden. So far, we have learned about sourcing seeds and windowsill gardens. Now, we are going to learn about container gardening.

There are plenty of vegetables that thrive when grown in a pot, including tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, lettuce, carrots, and other root vegetables (if it’s a deep pot). Herbs and flowers also do well in a container garden. The best part of container gardening is that if there is unexpected weather that could harm your plants, you can bring them inside, and you can grow plants that would otherwise not survive a cold winter, or a hot summer outside.

For a container garden, you will need: various sizes of pots, soil, seeds or seedlings, water, and a sunny spot outside, like a balcony, porch, or deck.

Step One

Find a place for your containers. It is a lot easier to put your container gardens together in the place where they will live, as the filled pots will be heavier to move. Make sure the amount of sun the pots will get matches the amount of sun your plants will need.

Step Two

Determine if your pots have draining holes, and if they do not, ask your caregiver to help you add some. This will probably require tools. You need at least two holes to ensure good drainage. Three is better.

Step Three

Add more drainage potential with rocks, upside yogurt cups (don’t cover your holes), or smashed up water bottles.

Step Four

Fill your pots with soil. Potting soil is better suited than general garden soil.

Step Five

Add your seeds or plants.

Step Six

Thoroughly water your garden.

Step Seven

Enjoy your garden. Here are some examples of container gardens.

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Step Five of the Junior Gardener Badge: Part Two of Five

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Outreach Program team has five fun activities to help you complete Step Five of the Junior Gardener badge, which is to grow your own garden. In Part One, we learned all about sourcing seeds. Now, we are going to learn about windowsill gardens.

If you don’t have a yard or a balcony, there are plenty of plants you can grow right inside your home! Some plants need lots of light, and some don’t need very much at all! Herbs, like basil, oregano, dill, thyme, rosemary, parsley, and cilantro, are plants that do well in a windowsill garden! African violets are a plant that does not like a lot of direct sunlight and thrives in a windowsill garden.

Windowsill Garden Activity

Materials Needed:

  • Small containers like pots or cups (make sure they have holes in the bottom, and something to catch water that spills out)
  • Soil
  • Seeds/Seedlings
  • Water
  • Sunny window

The examples are building an herb garden, but you can use any seeds/plants you want.

Step One: Gather your materials.

Step Two: Poke holes in the bottom of your cups and label each cup.

Step Three: Fill your cups with soil. We used an organic garden soil from a hardware store.

Step Four: Plant your seeds according to the directions on the packet. Most herbs don’t need to be very deep.

Step Five: Place your cups in a shallow water tight container, and place on your windowsill.

Step Six: Don’t forget to water your new garden!

Step Seven: Keep the soil moist until the seeds sprout, then water according to the directions on the seed packets.

Step Eight: Enjoy your windowsill garden!

Here are some more examples of windowsill gardens.

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Girl Scouting at Home: Earn your Junior Staying Fit badge Part Five of Five

Girl Scout Juniors can earn their Staying Fit badge at home! Watch this video for an introduction to the badge. Step One teaches us different ways to get our bodies moving. In Step Two, we learn how to keep your fit body fueled. For Step Three, you explore different methods for managing stress. We get the truth about health in Step Four. For the last step, Step Five, GSCO Outreach Program Coordinator Amanda created a fun video about how she plans to keep her family healthy. You can make a plan to help your family stay healthy by using this family fitness calendar.

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: Earn your Junior Staying Fit badge Part Four of Five

Girl Scout Juniors can earn their Staying Fit badge at home! Watch this video for an introduction to the badge. Step One teaches us different ways to get our bodies moving. In Step Two, we learn how to keep your fit body fueled. For Step Three, you explore different methods for managing stress. Now, in Step Four, let’s get the truth about health with some help from GSCO Outreach Program Coordinator Amanda. She produced the following videos to help you do just that:

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: Earn your Junior Staying Fit badge Part Three of Five

For the week of May 4, 2020, GSCO Outreach Program Coordinator Amanda is helping Girl Scout Juniors earn their Staying Fit badge! Watch this video for an introduction to the badge. In Step One, we learned how to get our bodies moving. For Step Two, you learned how to keep your fit body fueled. Moving on to Step Three, let’s know how to stress less. GSCO staff members shared different ways they like to relieve stress in this video. You can also relieve stress by using a stress ball. Watch this video to learn how to make one at home.

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: Earn your Junior Staying Fit badge Part Two of Five

For the week of May 4, 2020, GSCO Outreach Program Coordinator Amanda is helping Girl Scout Juniors earn their Staying Fit badge! Watch this video for an introduction to the badge. In Step One, we learned how to get our bodies moving. Moving on to Step Two, let’s learn how to keep your fit body fueled. You can do that by watching this video about the Food Plate. You can also try preparing some of these healthy snacks  and playing Fruit and Vegetable BINGO.

To play Fruit and Vegetable BINGO , you will need to either print the attached BINGO card or you can create one of your own. To create one of your own you will need: a plain sheet of paper, ruler or straight edge, and pencil/ pen.

Make a grid of squares that is five squares wide by five squares down for a total of 25 squares. You will only need 25 squares because we will not use the letters U, V, or X. Once you have your grid created, put FREE in the center and then just add the rest of the alphabet randomly.

Let’s play!

Start filling in the squares with a vegetable or fruit that starts with the letter in the square. If you get stuck, you can ask a friend for help or do your own research.

Scoring

Give yourself:

  • One Point for each square filled out
  • Two Points for each fruit or vegetable you have tried
  • Three Points for anything you looked up
  • Five Points for each BINGO
  • 10 Points for a completely filled out card

Add up your points and see how you did.

Challenge a family member or friend to see how they do.

Did you find anything you want to try? Were there any new fruits or vegetables that you never heard about before?

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.