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Girl Scout Week proclamation in Pueblo

Submitted by Jamie Castillo-Ludwig

Pueblo & Southwestern CO

Pueblo

My Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes contacted the Pueblo City Council and asked them if they would sign a proclamation for Girl Scout Week. City council had the five girls attend the City Council meeting on March 12, 2018. Each girl was called up by name and the city councilman read the proclamation and signed it. He presented the girls with the signed proclamation.

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Celebrating Girl Scouts’ 106th Birthday

Submitted by Tiffany Baker

Metro Denver

Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Girl Scouts’ 106th Birthday is March 12, 2018. Troop 59 of Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree celebrated a few days early with a cake decorating contest! Categories included STEM, superheroes, camping, patriotic, flowers, and of course, Girl Scouts!

Girl Scout Junior Diana B. created this volcano cake!

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Girl Scout Week: Be a G.I.R.L. every day

 

 

 

 

From Girl Scouts of the USA

Although we celebrate important moments all year long, Girl Scout Week is a particularly special time! That’s because Girl Scouts across the United States (and even abroad) have the chance to connect with one another, show the world everything they do, and celebrate what it means to have that one-of-a-kind G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ grit.


This year, we’re challenging Girl Scouts everywhere to commit to seven goals and accompanying activities—whether girls have time for them this week or want to take them on in the months to come. After all, being a Girl Scout isn’t just for special occasions!



Sunday, March 11: celebrate inclusivity! Girl Scout Week starts with Girl Scout Sunday. Whether you’re Catholic, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, or not religious, take some time today to connect with your beliefs and values and learn about someone else’s. And take a moment to perform an act of kindness—that’s something everyone believes in!




 
 

Monday, March 12: be a go-getter! Kick off the school week by taking action and getting involved civically. Check out these resources and tips from the G.I.R.L. Agenda to feel inspired and prepared to make the world a better place—the possibilities are endless. You may even become motivated to work toward earning the Global Action award while you’re at it.



 
 

Tuesday, March 13: be an innovator! Explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  The different badges you can earn while at it will give you so many reasons to be proud, and the possibilities of STEM are endless—try your hand at robotics, botany, coding, or kitchen chemistry! If you’ve already got stellar STEM skills, reach out to a younger troop to see if you can share what you know.

Wednesday, March 14: be a risk-taker! Think about what makes you uncomfortable and how you can tackle your fears, then take risks by trying something new. Taking part in outdoor adventures with friends or family is the ultimate Girl Scout way. You could even find a way to volunteer with a group at school. Think about what you could accomplish if you joined an after-school environmental club, or better yet, start one. Your Ranger patch awaits!




Thursday, March 15: take the lead! Raise your hand. Stand up against bullying. Seize opportunities to help those in need.  When you’re a leader, you’re confident, responsible, and committed to changing the world.

Friday, March 16: revel in some Friday FUN! Work with your Girl Scout sisters to come up with a new way to celebrate being a Girl Scout. There are so many great Girl Scout traditions and ceremonies you can partake in—you can always come up with fun and meaningful activities on your own.

Saturday, March 17: observe Girl Scout Sabbath!This is the perfect day to reread and contemplate the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Find out more about the My Promise, My Faith pin and start taking steps to earn it, no matter what your beliefs. 



Show us how you’re celebrating all week long by sharing your activities on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #GirlScoutWeek.

 

My Promise, My Faith workshop

Submitted by Elizabeth Moore

Metro Denver

Evergreen

Girl Scouts are invited to earn their My Promise, My Faith pin with Congregation Beth Evergreen on Girl Scout Shabbat! We’ll walk you through the five steps of My Promise, My Faith with relation to Judaism, but you don’t have to be Jewish to participate or even earn the pin. You’re invited to join us for dinner beforehand and at our concert-like musical Shabbat experience afterward, but neither are necessary to earn the award. All participants will receive a special Girl Scout Shabbat patch. We look forward to having you!

The event is on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Space is limited. Please RSVP at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ea8a729abfb6-mypromise.

Congregation Beth Evergreen is located at 2981 Bergen Peak Drive in Evergreen.

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Celebrate your faith like a Girl Scout

From Girl Scouts of the USA

Girl Scouts encourages girls to grow their faith and is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law, which includes many of the principles and values common to most faiths. Although a secular organization, Girl Scouts has, since the movement began, encouraged girls to explore their spirituality by earning the My Promise, My Faith pin.

Throughout this Journey, girls open up conversations with women in their religious community, research inspiring quotes that resonate with the part of the Girl Scout Law on which they have chosen to focus, and create a work of art to express what they’ve learned with their friends, family, and possibly even the larger community. Girls of all grade levels are eligible once each year to earn the My Promise, My Faith pin. Learn more about how to get started.

City and County of Denver declares March 11-17 as Girl Scout Week

The City and County of Denver has officially proclaimed March 11-17, 2018 as Girl Scout Week! A photo of the proclamation is above. Feel free to print a copy to share with your troop or display at your Girl Scout Week celebration.

Girl Scout Week is celebrated each March, starting with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath on a Saturday, and it always includes Girl Scouts’ Birthday, March 12. Learn more about Girl Scout Week and other Girl Scout traditions on the GSUSA website: http://www.girlscouts.org/en/about-girl-scouts/traditions.html

Want your city, county, or community to issue a proclamation for Girl Scout Week? Contact your volunteer support specialist or email inquiry@gscolorado.org.

Town scavenger hunt

Submitted by Laura Hobden

Pueblo & Southeastern CO

Lamar

To end Girl Scout Week, our service unit planned a scavenger hunt around our town. Our oldest Cadette/Senior troop plotted the points and came up with the clues to each location. At each of the locations there was an activity to do. The girls made cheer bows and DumDum flowers to give away and helped create and watched their t-shirt being made. At the end, they had ice cream at a local shop. Each group of girls had different age levels and worked together to solve the clues to their next location.

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Celebrate Girl Scout Week like a G.I.R.L.

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From Girl Scouts of the USA

Yay—Girl Scout Week is almost here! Let’s get ready for that special time of year when Girl Scouts of all ages celebrate and show the world what it means to be a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™.

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Let’s make this year’s activities extra special. Here are a few ideas to get you started—one for each day of Girl Scout Week.

Sunday, March 12—Celebrate National Girl Scout Day by reconnecting with the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Learn more about Girl Scout history and our founder, Juliette Gordon Low; you could even hold a Girl Scout birthday party. (We’re 105 this year!) Do something to make the world a better place.

Monday, March 13—Be a go-getter and take action! You might launch a community service project or work toward a Girl Scout award.

Tuesday, March 14—Be an innovator and explore science, technology, engineering, and/or math (STEM)! You could create a fun project through Made with Code, meeting challenges head on and exploring new solutions.

Wednesday, March 15—Be a smart risk-taker and step out of your comfort zone! Get outside to explore and take action to protect our environment. Try a new outdoor activity with family or friends. Sign up for Girl Scout summer camp—or plan a different adventure. It could take place close to home, or around the world!

Thursday, March 16—Be a leader and show people you care! Commit “random acts of kindness” all day long. Be a good friend. Volunteer or donate to charity. Show the world your smile!

Friday, March 17—Get involved civically! Connect with your local (or school) officials and leaders. Learn about Girl Scouts’ legislative agenda. Work toward earning your Global Action award.

Saturday, March 18—Observe Girl Scout Sabbath: the perfect time to honor one’s faith. Attend a religious service. Think about earning your My Promise, My Faith pin. Learn more about faiths different from your own.

But don’t stop there! Learn more about Girl Scout traditions and ceremonies. Or…take the lead like a Girl Scout and come up with some fun and meaningful activities of your own!

And don’t forget to show us how you’re celebrating all week long, by sharing your activities on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, using the hashtag #GirlScoutWeek.

Not currently involved with Girl Scouts? Join, volunteer, or donate!

Above all, take the opportunity during Girl Scout Week, and throughout the year, to share your awesome—and show the world how your courage, confidence, and character make the world a better place.

Celebrate Girl Scout Sunday by earning the My Promise, My Faith pin

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Girl Scout Sunday is March 12, 2017. You and your troop can celebrate by by earning the My Promise, My Faith pin.

Girl Scouts encourages girls to grow their faith and is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law, which includes many of the principles and values common to most faiths. Although a secular organization, Girl Scouts has, since the movement began, encouraged girls to explore their spirituality by earning the My Promise, My Faith pin.

Throughout this journey, girls open up conversations with women in their religious community, research inspiring quotes that resonate with the part of the Girl Scout Law on which they have chosen to focus, and create a work of art to express what they’ve learned with their friends, family, and possibly even the larger community. Girls of all grade levels are eligible once each year to earn the My Promise, My Faith pin. Learn more about how to get started.

Gold Awardees gather for Girl Scout Week reception

Past and present Gold Awardees, along with Girl Scouts of Colorado Women of Distinction and Board Members, gathered to celebrate Girl Scout Week with a reception at the Denver Public Library. Thank you  to the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame for hosting the event. Everyone enjoyed learning about the inspiring women in the Hall of Fame and visiting with different generations of Girl Scouts.

Gold Awardee Christina Bear delivered the following speech to the crowd:

Today is a celebration…a celebration of Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards. We are honored to be in the presence of several Girl Scouts of Colorado Board members and Women of Distinction. Most of all we are ecstatic to introduce our newest Gold Award recipients to a lifelong sisterhood.

This is a special year as 2016 marks “100 Years of Leadership” – a century since the highest award was created. The Gold Award has been called the “Golden Eagle of Merit” the “Golden Eaglet”, the “Curved Bar”, and the “First Class” since 1916.

This spring, we celebrate 47 girls who have earned their Gold Award. Over 1,500 Girl Scouts have also earned Silver and Bronze Awards this year and, we are immensely proud of their accomplishments as well.

Each one of you here tonight has a special characteristic…that of Commitment.

From the time a Girl Scout presents her Gold Award Proposal to the Committee, there is dedication to a cause. In spite of the “bumps” in the road and wondering sometimes if she’ll ever get her project to a point of completion and write her final report…it’s dedication and faithfulness that gets her through.

I want to take a special moment to remember our Gold Award mentors. If we take the time to learn about what they have done in the past, I’m sure they have amazing stories of commitment. It’s exactly that mindset that is imparted during mentorship – we learn so much from their experiences. And that’s what makes Girl Scouts a very special organization – the mentoring. Please join me in applause for our mentors.

During my Gold Award process, I learned things I never would have otherwise. My mentor, Rae Ann Dougherty, a Girl Scout for 45 years, Woman of Distinction, engineer, and entrepreneur suggested that I write an Executive Summary for my project. I had no idea what that was. I soon discovered that an Executive Summary is intended for use in decision-making and is described as the most important part of a business plan.

As you go through the rest of high school, I want to tell you first-hand that the skills you learned in the Gold Award Process will come to good use. Speaking on the phone, shaking hands, looking at people in the eye, writing goals, establishing budgets. It’s no wonder that job recruiters are more likely to hire a Gold Awardee!

Less than 3% of Girl Scouts throughout the nation earn their Gold Award. This is a very special group, a small group that knows all that goes into doing a project worthy of the Gold Award. Your projects have all earned Gold because they are not merely community service projects. They are Take Action projects, which sets Gold Awards apart.

Most young people don’t think about Impact when they do a project. They don’t think about Sustainability. As teenagers, we’re used to living in the moment. The Gold Award process is unique because it pushes us to think beyond a one-time community service project. Though the concepts of Impact and Sustainability seem impossible at times, that’s what true leaders accomplish when they want to bring about change.

Today, we have Women of Distinction in the room who know the meaning of commitment. Like our highest awardees, these women know how to take commitment to achievement! Along the way, there are risks and hurdles, and I am sure they have been there. Now, it’s time for our generation to follow in their footsteps.

I salute you my fellow Girl Scouts…For setting goals and following them to completion. Today, you join the ranks of those whom we consider achievers. Think about the lessons you have learned. Think about the personal changes that you have made. Think about the people you have met and perhaps touched or inspired along the way…And all because you made a bold step of COMMITMENT.

Congratulations on a job well done.