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Listen Now – Meet an Expert with Lockheed Martin

Girl Scouts of Colorado thanks the Women’s Impact Network at Lockheed Martin for participating in our “Meet an Expert” webinar series on November 17 and 18, 2020. More than 300 Girl Scouts from all over the country participated and learned about the space industry, careers at Lockheed Martin, and what the future of space exploration looks like. Panelists from Lockheed Martin included:

  • Lauren McCulley, Spacecraft Design Engineer
  • Shelby Hopkins, Systems Engineer
  • Kari Van Zyl, RF Engineer
  • Kaitlyn Britt, Human Factors Engineer
  • Danielle Leonard, Financial Analyst

Each panelist introduced herself and spoke to the girls about what she does at Lockheed Martin. Then, the girls were led through a short lesson about space exploration. After the presentation, the panelists answered questions that girls submitted in advance and live in the chat box. Girls asked all different kinds of questions from, “What did you study in school?” and, “Are you good at math?” to, “Will we colonize the Moon one day?”.

Girl Scouts who participated live earned a special Lockheed Martin and Girl Scouts patch. Missed the live sessions? Watch the recorded webinars linked below. Watching the recordings meets the requirements for the “Meet an Expert” patch and the new STEM Career Exploration Badges for Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes.

Check out upcoming Meet an Expert webinars on the GSCO Events Calendar: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events/event-list.html?q=meet+an+expert

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.

Book Craft: “Green Eggs and Ham”

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss.

Materials needed:

  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Pencil
  • Ruler

Draw the ham and eggs. You will need five of each.

Color the ham green and the center of the eggs green.

Cut the ham and eggs out.

Draw the tic-tac-toe grid and use a marker to outline it. Use any color you want.

You can add some color to your board. Draw some Dr. Seuss characters or color the background!  Challenge your friends and family to a game. Have fun!

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.

2021 Virtual Racing Derby Coming Your Way

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Don’t forget to register for the upcoming virtual racing derby if you plan to participate. Learn more and register now: https://my.cheddarup.com/c/girl-scouts-racing-derby-2021 

If you want a patch, you will need to register by December 15, 2020. Also, it will be helpful for us in deciding what trophies we need to purchase and if any levels are going to be combined.

You will have the ability to sign up for a time slot for drop off for Friday night and approximate running times will be given for levels after we either close registration OR we fill up. We can’t calculate that now as we still have space. But, don’t worry– you will get run times!

Thanks for sharing with your girls!

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.

Meet an Expert: Women of Robotics with Arrow Electronics

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to meet two women in robotics at Meet an Expert – Women of Robotics with Arrow Electronics
on January 13, 2021 Register now: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/meet_an_expert_women_of_robotics_with_arrow_electronics_webinar_01_13_2021

Arrow Electronics is a technology company with a passion for innovation and transforming the way we look at technology. Make, manage, and create are core values of Arrow Electronics. During this webinar, we will be talking about a special robot Arrow is making to transform a girl’s life.

Our experts for the webinar will be Victoria Bohannon-Pea, project manager, and Anjelica Roman, business development manager.

Girl Scouts participating in the Robotics badge series in January are strongly encouraged to attend.

Participating in this webinar will help meet requirements for the new STEM Career Exploration Badges for Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes.

After the presentation, you will have a chance to ask our experts questions live through the chat box. By completing registration, you are telling us you will be joining the session LIVE on January 13. Please make sure to mark your calendar and join on time. We will be recording the session and posting it to the GSCO YouTube channel so you can watch in the future. Please do not complete registration if you are planning to watch the recording.

We will use Zoom to host this webinar. All information on how to join online or via phone will be emailed out to registrants the day before the webinar. Each individual participant should be registered so we can track participation. Please do not share the information on how to join with others who have not registered.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

If you are having trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 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.

Awesome Girls: Marketing Me!

This program is hosted by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA).

Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors are invited to Awesome Girls: Marketing Me! on December 1, 2020 from 4-5 p.m.

Register now: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7941283615771306251

You’re great. So, how do you share your accomplishments and talents with others without under selling your skills or seeming too conceited? It can be hard to talk about yourself, so we are here to help! Join us as we hear from three inspiring job recruiters about how to advocate for yourself, build your skills, and tell your story to colleges, employers, and even your cookie customers!

This interactive event will connect you to three experts from RSM who will share their career journey and a little about their past. You’ll learn what it means to think like an entrepreneur and how to market to your customers in the upcoming Girl Scout Cookie season. Then, you’ll have a chance to have your own career exploration questions answered and hear questions from your Girl Scout peers.

RSM is a leading audit, tax and consulting firm , and they can’t wait to share their knowledge and experience with you!

This program is designed for girls in middle and high school. The event will inspire you to get started on a Girl Scout badge, like Business Etiquette or My Portfolio, and prepare you to let your skills shine as you connect with cookie customers.

Please note, this event begins at 6 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. Central, 4 p.m. Mountain, and 3 p.m. Pacific. We acknowledge that the timing may not work with your schedule; you can register and view the playback when it is convenient for you!

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.

Day of Dance with Colorado Ballet

Update as of December 2: Due to overwhelming interest in Girl Scout Day of Dance with Colorado Ballet, we have added a second session on January 9, 2021!
 

Update as of November 19, 2020: This event has reached capacity.

Day of Dance with Colorado Ballet is Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 9:30 – 11:15 a.m. This at-home opportunity is $12/participant and you can purchase an optional patch for $3. Capacity is limited! Register now: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/day_of_dance_with_the_colorado_ballet_virtual_12_12_2020

Girl Scouts will experience three different dance genres throughout the program including ballet, jazz, and creative movement. Dancers will be exposed to the specific techniques as well as improvisation and dance concepts. The program will start promptly at 9:30 a.m., please make sure to log in on time. 2020 Day of Dance patches are available for purchase with registration.

Participating in this program will help meet requirements for the following badges:

  • Daisy Courageous and Strong petal
  • Brownie Dancer badge
  • Junior Staying Fit badge

After completing the registration form, all Girl Scouts attending must also complete the form linked in your confirmation email to participate on December 12. This additional form includes acknowledgement of the Colorado Ballet’s terms and conditions. Girl Scouts will not be permitted to participate if this form is not completed. Information on how to join the program via Zoom will be emailed out to everyone on Wednesday, December 9.

Girls: Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in! The Colorado Ballet recommends anyone under the age of 7 to be barefoot as it helps to integrate plantar reflexes. Otherwise, barefoot is great for all ages unless girls have ballet slippers or socks, they would like to wear. Don’t forget to keep a water bottle and snack nearby.

Registration will close Thursday, December 3 OR when capacity is met.

All girls attending must have a 2021 Girl Scout membership. Girl Scouts outside of Colorado are welcome to attend.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

If you are having trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 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.

Book Craft: “I Like Myself”

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to “I Like Myself” by Karen Beaumont.

Materials needed: 

  • Construction paper any color or white paper and you can color it
  • Markers
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue (optional)

Here are three different figures you can choose from or make your own.

Draw your figure with a pencil.

You can leave the figure that you chose on your piece of paper or you can cut it out.  You can also choose construction paper to put your figure on.

Draw a face on your figure.

Now, add some hair.

Color your outfit. What do you like to wear? Do you like ribbons in your hair?  Do you like earrings? Add anything you want to your character.

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.

Family Reservations at select GSCO Properties

 

Reservations at select GSCO properties are NOW OPEN for family reservations! As the temperatures drop in Colorado, cozy up inside one of our GSCO cabin properties with your family. Families can reserve Twisted Pine in Genesee or Hamp Hut inside Garden of the Gods. Reservations must be for the whole weekend and the fee is $300/weekend.

During your stay, you can explore the numerous hiking trails around the property while working the GSCO Get Outdoor Challenge patch or exploring other activities in the area: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/dam/girlscoutsofcolorado/documents/GSCO%20Family%20Property%20Reservations%20-%20Activities%20in%20the%20Area.pdf

At this time, reservations are not open to troops due to COVID–19 restrictions. Ready to book? Read our FAQ’s, information on reservation processes and more here: https://girlscoutsofcolorado.wixanswers.com/en/article/gsco-property-rentals-for-families

Questions? Email Property.Reservations@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.

GSCO STEM Club Activity: Volcano—Acid Base Reaction

Today, we’re going to learn how to make a volcano at home using an acid (vinegar) and a base (baking soda). If you would like more activities like this one, join us every other week on Thursdays after school for one of GSCO’s STEM Clubs. Click here for Daisy STEM Club. Click here for Brownie and Junior STEM Club.

Materials Needed:

  • Vinegar
  • Baking Soda
  • Cookie sheet or tray
  • Two styrofoam, paper, or plastic cups of any size
  • Scissors
  • Paper, markers, or crayons- If you would like to decorate your volcano
  • Piece of plain paper and something to write with

What is an acid and a base?

Acid– When we hear the word acid, we often think of things that are dangerous. They can be, but they can also be common things we find every day. Acids have a sour taste to them. Maybe you had an acid with breakfast?

Base- A base is a more bitter taste and has a kind of soapy feel if you rub it between your fingers. A base can also be a common item.  Maybe you baked cookies and added something base to help them rise.

Examples of Acids and Bases:

Acid

  • Orange
  • Lemon
  • Vinegar
  • Many dangerous chemicals

Base

  • Baking Soda
  • Sugar
  • Laundry detergent
  • Soup and cleaning products
  • Heavy solvents and grease

Now that we have talked about what acids and bases are, let’s do an experiment to see how they work together.

Acids and bases do not like each other and they fight when they are mixed together. This is because they are trying to neutralize each other. When they are mixed, lots of bubbles are created. This is a reaction.

Making a Volcano to Test Mixing an Acid with a Base

First, we will create our volcano body.  You can use any type of cups for this.

Step One: Have an adult help you cut a medium size hole in the bottom of one of your cups.

Step Two: You will also need to ask for help to cut the other cup in half.

Let’s begin:

Creating the Outside of the Volcano

If you would like to decorate the outside of your volcano, you can do it several ways:

  • If your cup is paper or styrofoam, you can use sharpies and color right on the cup.
  • If your cup is plastic, you can decorate a piece of plain paper the same height as your cup. When you are done, wrap the paper around the cup and tape it to fit.

Creating the Acid Base Reaction

  • Step One: Take the small cup and put about one tablespoon of baking soda in it.
  • Step Two: Set that cup on a cookie sheet or tray of some kind.
  • Step Three: Place the “volcano” you made on top of the small container making sure not to spill the baking soda.
  • Step Four: Measure 1/4 cup of vinegar into a measuring cup or glass.
  • Step Five: Ready for magic! Slowly pour the vinegar into the mouth of the volcano and watch the fight! You may not need all of the vinegar.

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.

Earn your Girl Scouts and Lockheed Martin Patch

Girl Scouts of Colorado and Lockheed Martin Women’s Impact Network present a special opportunity for Girl Scouts to learn about goal setting, networking, and branding! Girls will hear from an amazing panel of women and participate in a live Q&A session. Please submit your questions for our panelists in advance through the registration link.

Dates:

  • November 17, 2020 4-4:45 p.m.: Daisies, Brownies, Juniors
  • November 18, 2020 4-5:30 p.m.: Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors

Register Now: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/meet_an_expert_special_edition_lockheed_martin_womens_impact_network_webinar_11_17_2020_11_18_2020

Registration will close Friday, November 13.

Panelists Include:

  • Kaitlyn Britt, Human Factors, Design Engineer
  • Kari Van Zyl, RF Engineer
  • Danielle Leonard, Financial Analyst, Leadership Development
  • Shelby Hopkins, Senior Systems Engineer
  • Lauren McCulley, Spacecraft Design Engineer

Participation in this session will help meet requirements for the new STEM Career Exploration badges for Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes.

Girls will also receive a special Lockheed Martin and Girl Scouts patch in the mail after participating. The patch will only be provided to girls who register in advance and attend the program live.

When registering, you are telling us you will be logging in LIVE! Our panelists will prepare based on registration numbers, so please make sure you log in on time. Both sessions will be recorded. Do not register if you plan to watch the recording.

We will use Zoom to host these sessions. All information on how to join online or via phone will be emailed to registrants the day before the webinar. Each individual participant should be registered so we can track participation. Please do not share the information on how to join with others who have not registered.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

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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.