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Be a Super Early Bird: Save your spot for the 2019-20 Girl Scout year

What’s next for your girl in Girl Scouts? Will she earn a Highest Award, travel the world, get her adrenaline pumping on outdoor adventures, explore the world of STEM, or all of the above?

This year, we’re offering a Super Early Bird incentive for girls and troops that renew for the 2019-20 membership year between April 29 and May 1. Don’t miss your chance to win fantastic prizes, including a Colorado family staycation and Girl Scouts of Colorado event passes! In addition to the Super Early Bird incentives, all girls renewed by June 26 will receive the 2019 Early Bird patch, and troops renewed by June 26 will receive a $25 credit to the Girl Scouts of Colorado Shop.

Early Bird Prizes for Girls and Families

Girl and Family Drawing – All girls renewed by May 1 will have the chance to win a Colorado family staycation!  Your girl can take charge and plan the family fun this summer. Explore this amazing state, enjoy quality family time, try something new together! The winning family will be notified on May 6. The trip must be completed by Sept. 30, 2019, and the family will be reimbursed for trip expenses up to $500.

Early Bird Patches Girls renewed by June 26 will earn an Early Bird patch, which will be mailed directly to their address in myGS.

Early Bird Prizes for Troops

Troop Drawings – Every troop that renews two unrelated adults and at least three girls by May 1 will have the chance to win GSCO event passes for their troop. One troop in each region will win event passes to a GSCO event of their choice for up to 20 girl and adult participants.

$25 GSCO Shop Credit – Troops that renew at least two unrelated adults, three girls, and complete their Annual Troop Report by June 26 will earn a $25 credit to the Girl Scouts of Colorado Shop.

Early Bird Prizes for Service Units

Starting this year, service units can earn up to $200 in Early Bird renewal prizes to support their local Girl Scout community!

Service units that retain 35 percent of their 2018-19 members by May 30 will earn $100 to put toward service unit activities.

Service units that retain 45 percent of their 2018-19 members by June 26 will earn an additional $100 to put toward service unit activities.

Service unit Grand Prize:  May 1-3 or August 21-23, 2020 Tomahawk Ranch Property Reservation

The Early Bird Grand Prize for the first two service units to achieve 45 percent of their 2018-19 membership is a free property reservation to be used for a service unit camping trip over the two most sought-after weekends at Tomahawk Ranch! The first service unit to reach 45 percent retention will get to choose between May 1-3, 2020, and August 21-23, 2020, for their service unit camping trip at Tomahawk Ranch. The second unit to reach 45 percent retention will get the other available weekend. Service units will be responsible for paying for food service for their group and providing their own programming.

Question? Contact your local volunteer support specialist. Don’t know who your volunteer support specialist is? Call 877-404-5708 or email inquiry@gscolorado.org.

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Spreading the word about your Girl Scout event or activity

Hosting an event, such as a father daughter camp, archery clinic, or other money-earning activity? Collecting items for a troop service project? Need help getting the word out about your Gold Award or other Highest Awards project? Girl Scouts of Colorado is here to help. We have several ways to help you spread the news, especially to your Girl Scout sisters!

Events Calendar

One of the best ways to get started, particularly if you are hosting an event, is to list it in the Events Calendar on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website. To post your event or learn which events qualify to be posted, use this link:


Girl Scouts of Colorado blog

Write something for the Girl Scouts of Colorado blog. Your blog must be at least 250 words and include all the important information about your event, such as:

  • Who is hosting it
  • When and where it is happening
  • Why Girl Scouts should attend
  • How people can sign up

You’re also highly encouraged to include photos. Make sure these are photos which you took or the photographer has given Girl Scouts of Colorado permission to share. To submit your blog and photos, use this link: www.gscoblog.org/share

All blogs are shared on the Girl Scouts of Colorado Facebook and Twitter pages. Depending on the quality of the photos you submit, we may also share your story on Instagram.

Reach out to Service Units directly

Depending on the time of year, it may be possible for you to speak about your event/activity at a service unit meeting, where you could pass out fliers and talk directly with fellow Girl Scouts. To coordinate this, please contact your Volunteer Support Specialist. Don’t know who yours is? Email inquiry@gscolorado.org, or call our Customer Support line at 877-404-5708 M-F, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.