Tag Archives: Girl Scouting at Home

Songs and S’more Sing-Along

Gather around your virtual campfire and grab your s’mores! Join Girl Scouts of Colorado staff from the Northern & Northeastern CO Region as we sing your favorite Girl Scout songs and learn some new ones.  Current and future Girl Scouts of all ages can join us for Songs and S’more Sing-Along on Friday, September 25, 2020 from 6 -7 p.m. This is a free event and everyone is welcome to join in! Current Girl Scouts, grab friend and join the fun! New to Girl Scouts? Don’t worry, we will send a virtual songbook out before the event.

Register here: https://bit.ly/32kpf6y

Make sure you have room to clap, dance, and move with our song leaders from all across the country. Singing together is a Girl Scout tradition and a chance to connect, make new friends, and share time together.

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.

“Arnie the Doughnut”: Book Craft

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to “Arnie the Doughnut” by Laurie Keller.

Materials Needed:

  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • White paper or colored construction paper
  • Markers

If the construction paper is not available, shapes can be drawn on white paper and colored.

Cut two doughnut shapes (the second shape is for the icing- edges will be scalloped), mouth, and small white circles for eyes.

Cut, color, and embellish parts. Cut the edges of one doughnut shape to be the icing. Glue on donut sprinkles.

Now, it’s time to assemble your doughnut. Glue icing on the doughnut, then glue on eyes and mouth! Almost done.

Give Arnie some arms and legs. Do you have a favorite kind of doughnut? Éclair? Apple Fritter? Glazed? Or, doughnut holes? Yummy!

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.

Pax Lodge Virtual Pub Lunch

You are invited to join the members of the Friends of Pax Lodge
USA Committee for a virtual pub lunch to raise funds for the World
Foundation for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts with an interest in Pax
Lodge on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at noon. Colleagues from England will be joining for a joyful gathering with songs, games, and a (virtual) tour of Pax Lodge. There will also be a live auction and one basket will include a certificate for bed nights at Pax Lodge!

Register here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/friends-of-pax-lodge-usa-virtualpub-
lunch-tickets-107730687386?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

The deadline to register is Thursday, September 24.

There is a $25 suggested donation for registration and patches will be available for an additional $5 to cover cost and postage. Pub recipes, song sheets, and game boards will be shared at the
same time the link is shared with registrants.

Pax Lodge Pub Lunch Flyer

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.

Evento para los grados 6-12: Piensa como una científica ciudadana

* El evento será ofrecido exclusivamente en español y será organizado por el Concilio Caribe de Girl Scouts.

¡Las Girl Scouts de nivel Cadette, Senior y Ambassador y niñas en grados 6-12 están invitadas a “Pensar como una científica” con Johnson & Johnson! A través del Journey (Aventura) de Think Like a Citizen Scientist las niñas aprenden cómo los científicos hacen observaciones, recolectan datos y ayudan a los científicos a llevar a cabo investigaciones científicas e importantes.

Durante el evento, las niñas:

  • Escucharan un empleado de Johnson & Johnson hablar sobre su trabajo y su trayectoria profesional.
  • Observarán y recolectarán datos sobre su ambiente mientras trabajan en actividades del Journey de Think Like a Citizen Scientist.
  • Participarán en un proyecto de ciencia donde registrarán datos sobre las nubes para el proyecto GLOBE Observer: Clouds de la NASA.
  • Reflexionaran sobre lo que han aprendido y cómo pueden tomar medidas.
  • Al final del evento, se les alentará a las niñas a crear un proyecto de acción sostenible que resuelva un problema en su comunidad. Después del evento, las niñas pueden planificar y crear sus proyectos para ganar el premio Take Action (premio de Tomar Acción) y completar el Journey.

El generoso apoyo de Johnson & Johnson al Journey de Think Like a Citizen Scientist para Girl Scouts de nivel Cadette, Senior y Ambassador preparara a las niñas para experimentar, explorar su ambiente y empujar los límites de maneras saludables, todo mientras aprenden cómo pueden mejorar el mundo a través de la ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería, y matemáticas (STEM, por sus siglas en inglés).

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.

STREAM Girls in Longmont & Greeley

Register now for STREAM Girls programs and pick up your gear in Longmont or Greeley!

Longmont

  • Register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/stream_girls_blended_nc_09_24_2020
  • Gear pick-up at Izaak Walton Park in Longmont: Friday, September 25, 2020 from 4 – 6 p.m.
  •  Gear drop- off at Izaak Walton Park in Longmont: Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 5 p.m.
  • Virtual kick-off: Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 5 p.m. via Zoom
  • Virtual reflection: Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 3 p.m. via Zoom
  • Registration closes September 22, 2020

Greeley

  • Register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/stream_girls_blended_nc_10_08_2020
  • Gear pick-up at Poudre Learning Center in Greeley: Friday, October 9, 2020 from 4-6 p.m.
  • Gear drop-off at Poudre Learning Center in Greeley: Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 5 p.m.
  • Virtual kick-off: Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 5 p.m. via Zoom
  • Virtual reflection: Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 3 p.m. via Zoom
  • Registration closes October 6, 2020

STREAM Girls gives Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes the opportunity to earn a special patch as they serve as citizen scientists, anglers, and artists, to build an appreciation for watershed conservation and the environment. This outdoor watershed experience employs STEM-education (science, technology, engineering, math) plus recreation and arts to explore a local stream.

Every person is a citizen of her watershed, and Colorado Trout Unlimited (TU) has partnered with Girl Scouts of Colorado so that girls will get the complete picture of what their stream could mean to them.

In this hybrid take home/virtual program, TU will provide Girl Scouts with the necessary gear, a STREAM Girls Field Notebook, and a resource list with videos guiding Girl Scouts through six activities that they will complete over ten days. Additionally, girls are expected to join a virtual program kick-off on Thursday and a reflection meeting the next Sunday to discuss what they have learned.

Activities include:

  • Stream Walk – Observing and documenting the stream/river and surrounding area
  • Go with the Flow – Calculating river flow rates using everyday tools and simple math
  • Macroinvertebrate Survey – Investigating the insect life that lives in the stream and support fish
  • Fly-Casting – Developing skills to fly fish and practicing in your own backyard/neighborhood park
  • Fly-Tying – Creating a “fly” to imitate one of the macroinvertebrates commonly found in Colorado
  • Scavenger Hunt/Bracelet Building – Testing your knowledge of healthy streams and creating a unique bracelet to represent your local watershed

Activities are expected to take approximately six hours, in total, and can be broken up into several days. Colorado Trout Unlimited will provide the necessary gear and supplies associated with each activity. Gear will be picked-up and dropped off at designated locations depending on which program you register for. Colorado Trout Unlimited has enough gear/supplies for 24 participants at each program. Additional participants may be able to register, if using their own gear or sharing with another Girl Scout. Please acknowledge any shared gear in registration.

Adults picking up gear on behalf of Girl Scouts will be required to complete a gear agreement upon pick-up. Certificates of completion and patches will be distributed upon gear drop off. If using your own gear, certificates of completion and patches will be mailed after the program is complete. Please indicate if you are picking up supplies or using your own supplies.

As a self-guided event, Colorado Trout Unlimited and GSCO encourages Girl Scouts to complete this activity with their families. Please be sure to follow all state, county, and local public health guidelines surrounding COVID-19.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

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.

Daisy Flower Hour: Can Daisies Taste the Rainbow?

Hello Daisy Friends! Are you looking for a fun and silly club meant just for you? We have just the thing for you: Daisy Flower Hour! Daisy Flower Hour meets online every other Wednesday at 4 p.m. and we will spend an hour playing games, singing songs, and just being silly. The theme of our first meeting on September 23, 2020 is Taste the Rainbow. Come dressed in your favorite color, don’t worry if you can’t choose, you can also come dressed in as many colors as you want! Register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/fall_2020_daisy_flower_hour_virtual

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.

GSCO Clubs for Fall 2020: Register NOW

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s summer clubs were so much fun that we’re taking them into Fall 2020. Join us online after school every other week to create your own art projects, have fun with STEM, read books, learn new skills, and hang out with old and new friends. Each club is led by two experienced Girl Scout staff members and joined by girls all over the state. Clubs begin the week of September 21, but you can join any time during the semester.

Below are all the clubs we have currently for Fall 2020. Click on each club for more information about it and to register.

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.

Naturalist Club: Register NOW

Do You Love…. Nature? Animals? The Environment? Using Resources Wisely? Fun, Upcycled Crafts? If you answered yes to any of these, we invite you to join us  for Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Naturalist Club! This biweekly, virtual club will focus on activities and badge-earning in topics like:

  • Interesting Animals and Plants
  • Earth Stewardship
  • Upcycled Crafts
  • Sustainable Art Projects

Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors meet on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. Our next meeting is September 23, 2020. Register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/fall_2020_naturalist_club_dbj_virtual

Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors meet on Thursdays at 4 p.m. Our next meeting is September 24, 2020. Register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/fall_2020_naturalist_club_csa_virtual

Meetings will have an emphasis on using resources wisely and making the world a better place. Some fun eco-friendly projects we’ve done in the past include: Earth Day necklaces, forever flowers, upcycled journals, recycled desk organizers, and more. We’ll also explore topics such as zookeeping, aquariums, what it means to be a naturalist, and some of the easiest ways to have a lower impact on our planet. Join us and connect with your Girl Scout sisters across the state to become nature-loving, earth-friendly Girl Scouts!  We hope to see you there!

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.

I Can’t Imagine My Life Without… Creative Writing!

Calling all Girl Scouts who crave expressing themselves through the written word. If this sounds like you, or you are simply interested in trying it out, join Girl Scouts of Colorado’s online, biweekly Creative Writing Club. Our first meeting will be a quick check-in on September 24, 2020—we want to know what you’re excited to write about! Register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/fall_2020_creative_writing_club_jc_virtual

You will be given a monthly prompt, work on your writing skills, and learn how to give (and most importantly) receive constructive feedback. You will also have the opportunity to share the final draft of your story with younger girls during our NEW Daisy Flower Hour!

We will send our October prompt at the end of September. Bring your work to our first full meeting on October 8! We can’t wait to meet you and hear/read your amazing stories!

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.

September 2020 Tools for Independence Older Girls: Healthy Relationships and Dating Safely

Are you curious about dating?

Do you watch romantic movies and wonder if dating is really that easy and simple?

Are you curious about how to spot red flags and get out safely, if you find yourself in an uncomfortable or unsafe situation?

Are you curious about what love really looks like?

Are you curious about the difference between love and romance?

Are you curious about how to see through some of the more common lies people tell in a relationship?

Are you curious about how to determine where your boundaries are, and how to communicate them to a partner?

Are you curious about healthy relationships?

Are you curious about how to date safely?

These are the topics Seniors and Ambassadors will be discussing in our third installment of Tools for Independence: Older Girl Edition Health and Safety Series on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 4 p.m.  Joining us will be Valerie Weaver LCSW, from Girl Scouts of Greater New York. Valerie is a social worker on the Troop 6000 team in New York City, where she helps girls ages five-17 living in homeless shelters. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families. Girl Scouts of Colorado is thrilled to have her join us in this discussion.

Register here: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/september_2020_tools.html

Participation in this discussion satisfies Step Four of the Ambassador Safety Award.

Parent Notes:

  • We are keeping the language/conversation as gender neutral as possible. We support ALL girls regardless of orientation, and we want ALL girls to be in safe and healthy relationships.
  • We are coming from a fact/evidence-based perspective.
  • It is not our intent to scare girls into not dating, but to give them tools they can use in high school, and adulthood, to make sure that when they do date, they are in safe, healthy, loving relationships.
  • We will stress that they need to stay within the boundaries that the adults in their household have set, in addition to setting their own boundaries.

If you have any questions about this club, email Amanda.Eckert@gscolorado.org. If you have trouble completing registration for this club or need assistance becoming a member of Girl Scouts of Colorado, contact our Customer Care team by emailing inquiry@gscolorado.org or calling 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.