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One Tree at a Time

We know Girl Scouts  love to make the world a better place and our world would be a better place with more trees!

Along with the Elliot Wildlife Values Project and American Forests, GSUSA is launching a bold tree planting and conservation initiative and patch program named The Girl Scout Tree Promise. The Girl Scouts Tree Promise has a mission to plant five million trees, across the country in five years, and to protect and honor new and existing trees. This will be great for wildlife, and it will help protect the planet from the effects of climate change.

To help Colorado Girl Scouts dive into the Girl Scout Tree Promise, Danielle Ardrey, Conservation and Youth Education Specialist from the Colorado State Forest Service, will lead a hands-on virtual series all about trees. Girl Scouts can attend all events or pick which to attend! Plus,  this series also covers content for Girl Scout badges.

Girl Scout Tree Promise – Poet Tree
September 16, 4- 5 p.m.
People have been writing poems about to honor trees since ancient times. Join us as we collect words to express thoughts, feelings, and beliefs about trees. Learn about different types of poems and express your creativity. This activity can also help with these badges:

  • Juniors – Scribe (Start with a Poem)
  • Cadettes – Trees (Step 3)

Girl Scout Tree Promise – The Closer You Look
September 23, 4 – 5 p.m.
When was the first time you really stopped and took a close look at a tree? In this session, we will be sharing about our favorite trees and zooming in on a tree in your area. You might be surprised at the new discoveries you will find! This activity also goes well with these badges:

  • Brownies – Senses (Look Around)
  • Cadettes – Trees (Steps 2 and 3)

Girl Scout Tree Promise – Discover Diversity
September 30,  4 – 5 p.m.
Join us on a journey to discover all the life that trees help support. Our Mission: imagining that we are on a journey to Earth from outer space, we will investigate our own backyards for signs of life. Is this planet devoid or plentiful? This session also supports these badges:

  • Brownies – Senses (Look Around)
  • Juniors – Animal Habitats (Investigate an Animal Habitat)

Want to know more about the GSUSA Girl Scout Tree Promise and the patch program? The Girl Scout Tree Promise is a program developed to protect the planet from the effects of climate change by setting goals to both plant 5 million trees across the country in five years and to protect and honor existing and new trees. Girl Scouts can participate by planting tree(s) and/or exploring SciStarter’s projects for girls, volunteers, and others that deepens their engagement in the Tree Promise and citizen science. More information about the Girl Scout Tree Promise and the patch program can be found at Girl Scouts Trees – SciStarter. 

 

Arbor Day Success

Submitted by Jessica Holbrook

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Lupton

Fort Lupton Brownie Troop 70757 partnered with the city to plant two trees in the city park. Recently, two very large, mature trees were removed from the park as they were no longer thriving. When the Girl Scouts learned about the Girl Scout Tree Promise, they were driven to make an impact!

We were overwhelmed by the response from our community with the Cookie Program. The girls had a goal to sell 4,000 packages, but blew past it and sold more than 6,500. As a troop, they made the decision to use the extra money they earned and give back to our community in a lasting way!

The girls worked together. The original goal was to buy one tree with a budget of $250. When they discovered that they could purchase two trees in that budget, they were thrilled. We contacted the Mayor of Fort Lupton and she graciously attended one of our meetings to explain what the girls should expect on planting day.
Next, they figured out what supplies they would need, they each brought items from home, and they dug in to get the job done.

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.

Celebrate Earth Day with Your Girl Scouts

Earth Day is just around the corner, April 22. Check out just a few of the ways your Girl Scouts can celebrate both in-person and virtually!

Join one of GSCO’s Naturalist Clubs at one of their biweekly meetings! Girls will complete an activity celebrating or preserving the natural world created specifically for them under the guidance and encouragement of Girl Scout staff. They will also receive ideas to continue to spark their creativity and learning in between sessions. Girls can choose to attend all sessions in April or pick a few to attend. Sign up once, and you’re ready to go for the season.

Schedule for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors:

  • April 14: Naturally Slow Fashion: Tips for being a Green Fashionista
  • April 28: All About Flowers

Register now!

Schedule for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors:

  • April 1: City Farming and Urban Agriculture
  • April 15: Eco-Friendly Yards
  • April 29: Flower Hour: Beauty and Impact

Register now!

Join Girl Scouts of the USA for a virtual Earth Day celebration that just might change the world! The Plant the Future with the Girl Scout Tree Promise event featuring Danni Washington on April 22 will give girls an opportunity to learn about the power of trees to keep our communities healthy and strong. Sign up today! Learn more about the Girl Scout Tree Promise here.

Participate in Girl Scouts of the USA’s Citizen Scientist service project and help scientists collect data for their studies and experiments. Learn more here!

Use Girl Scouts of the USA’s Badge Explorer to find a badge to earn or Journey to complete that’s related to the environment. Here are just a few ideas to get you started.

  • Daisy Eco Learner
  • Brownie Household Elf- Learn some new household habits to help your family save energy, save water, and save the planet! GSCO Media Star Zoe explains in this video how Girl Scout Brownies can even earn their Household Elf badge. For more fun activities to earn this badge, watch this video by the GSCO Outreach team.
  • Junior Gardener- This series on the GSCO Blog by our Outreach team helps Juniors complete Step Five of their Gardener Badge, which is to grow their own garden.
  • Cadette Trees – Check out this series on the GSCO Blog by members of our Outreach team to help Cadettes find out all about trees: from the shade to the science, the fruit to the forest, and the legends to the lumber.
  • Senior Eco Explorer
  • Ambassador Eco Advocate

Make seed bombs. This fun project can be done with mostly recycled materials. Learn how in this video by GSCO Media Star Myla from Arvada or in this video GSCO Media Star Bianca from Denver.

Make Fairy Bells. Learn how in this video by GSCO Media Star Lizzy from Littleton.

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.