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STREAM Girls in Spring 2021


STREAM Girls gives Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes the opportunity to serve as citizen scientists, anglers, and artists, in order to build an appreciation for watershed conservation and the environment. They can even earn a special patch while doing so! 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. Colorado Trout Unlimited (CTU) has partnered with Girl Scouts of Colorado so girls can get the complete picture of what their stream could mean to them.

In this hybrid take home/virtual program, CTU 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 the location mentioned in registration. Colorado Trout Unlimited has enough gear/supplies for 20 participants. Additional participants may be able to register, if using their own gear or sharing with another Girl Scout..

*Please note: this program is available for non-Girl Scouts. We encourage our Girl Scouts to invite a friend to join them!

Longmont, Starts April 1: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2021/april01_stream_girls.html

Larkspur, Starts April 29: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2021/april29_stream_girls.html

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.

Girl Gab Virtual Event


Explore the sisterhood of Girl Scouts! The upcoming Girl Gab virtual events aim to join Girl Scouts from the United States to engage in small breakout rooms to TALK!  Girls will learn about the diversity in our organization by engaging with other members to discuss a variety of topics and experiences. Girls will choose three breakout room topics to engage in. Each room will have an adult moderator to pose topic questions to assist in the discussions of each breakout room.

Girls should plan on having their camera on and be an active participant in this event. Upon registration, you will be choosing your breakout topics.

This is a collaborative event with Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey, and Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.

Cost: $10 with patch included and shipped by council


Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Juniors with GSCSNJ https://www.gscsnj.org/en/events-repository/2021/junior_girl_gab_4_13.html

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Cadettes with GSCPP https://www.gscsnj.org/en/events-repository/2021/cadette_girl_gab_4_2.html

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Seniors and Ambassadors with GSEIWI https://mygs.girlscouts.org/event-detail?id=514-04272021-ak100

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.

Overcoming Bias: Journey Workshop for Older Girl Scouts

Join us for a special event on Overcoming Bias with Global Nomads Group where girls will explore how biases are formed, reflect on their own assumptions, explore the biases they encounter in their communities and media, and create an action plan for interrupting biases in themselves and in others. Through stories shared by youth from around the world, girls will deepen their understanding of their global peers and how biases impact people around the world.

Cadettes, April 18, 2021 https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/media_journey_overcoming_bias_virtual_04_18_2021

Senior and Ambassadors, April 25, 2021 https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/overcoming_bias_virtual_s_a_04_25_2021

** This special live virtual event has a limited capacity, so be sure to register today!

Girls will connect for a live event via Zoom facilitated by trained Global Nomads Group staff.  Starting as a whole group presentation, girls will learn about biases from trained Global Nomads Group facilitators and stories created by youth from around the world.  Then, they will move into small group facilitated discussions where they will have the opportunity to reflect on their learnings and share stories of their own. This whole group to small group sequence occurs multiple times throughout the live events giving all girls an opportunity to learn and contribute their voice.  After the event, girls will create an action plan to interrupt bias in themselves or others.  This short action plan assignment should be completed within one week of the event (by May 2, 2021) and shared via the link provided (email to follow event). By joining the live event and completing an action plan, girls will complete their MEdia (6th – 8th), GIRLtopia (9th -10th grade), or Your Voice, Your World (11th -12th grade) Journey!

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.

Listen now: Meet an Expert – Girl Guide from Bangladesh

Girl Scouts of Colorado extends a giant thank you across 7,891 miles from Colorado to Dhaka, Bangladesh to Proma, a Bangladeshi Girl Guide who participated in our “Meet an Expert” program on February 22 in celebration of World Thinking Day.

Missed the program? Listen or watch now on our Meet an Expert playlist on YouTube.

More than 60 Girl Scouts from across the country joined the program to learn about Girl Guiding and life as a young woman in Bangladesh. The program was moderated by two young women in Colorado, Cassidy Christian, a Gold Award Girl Scout and active member of the Global Action Team, and Bebe Lin, also a Gold Award Girl Scout, active girl member of the Global Action Team, and current member of the Older Girl Advisory Board. Proma answered questions that Girl Scouts submitted in advance and told the girls all about her Girl Guide traditions, activities, and structure. She also spoke about her favorite foods, hobbies, and her interest in studying biology and genetics.

Girl Scouts who participated in the live session or listen to the recording can purchase their “Meet an Expert” patch online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/about-girl-scouts/gsco-shop.html

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.

Pilot a NEW Resiliency Curriculum Program by the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum

Girl Scouts across Colorado are invited to pilot the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum’s new Resiliency Curriculum Program. The program is called, “Becoming Your Personal Best.” Click here to get started. Next, choose to pilot one or more curriculum module for students in grades 4-12, focusing on the following resiliency skills: self-identity, perseverance, mindset, relationships, problem solving, and/or confidence. Video components highlighting the life experiences of an Olympic or Paralympic role model are included with each resiliency skill. When the module has been completed, pilot participants should complete a survey about their reactions and feedback. Modules have been designed for maximum flexibility. Accelerated lessons will take 15-20 minutes and each full-lesson will take 45-60 minutes.

Now more than ever, students and teachers alike need resiliency in their lives. The newly opened United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum in Colorado Springs invites educators and students to provide critical feedback on a brand new, research-based resiliency curriculum curated by classroom teachers, resiliency experts, and informal education institutions. Before offering this free curriculum to all Colorado schools and after-school programs in fall 2021, the museum needs people to pilot one or more curriculum modules throughout the spring to ensure each activity achieves the exceptional desired learning outcomes we are striving to reach.

Questions? Email the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum.

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.

Save the Date: 2021 Highest Awards Celebrations

Girl Scouts of Colorado is thrilled to announce the date for our virtual Highest Awards celebrations for the spring of 2021!

Highest Awards Girl Scouts, troops, and families are all invited to attend to celebrate our 2020-2021 class of Gold, Silver, and Bronze Award Girl Scouts in Colorado!

Sunday, May 16 – Virtual Highest Awards Celebrations

1 p.m. Bronze Award Celebration

2 p.m. Silver Award Celebration

3 p.m. Gold Award Celebration

These celebrations are an opportunity to recognize the outstanding Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award Girl Scouts who have earned their distinction in the last year. All troops and/or girls who have earned their Bronze, Silver, or Gold since March 2019 are invited to participate in a celebration of their choice.

Anyone who filled out the Bronze and Silver Notification form prior to March 1, 2021 will receive the event link and detailed information to share with the rest of their troop via email the first week of March.

You do not need to register for this event! The celebrations will premiere live on our Facebook and YouTube channels at the event start time.

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.

Girl Scouts Celebrate Faith During Girl Scout Week

Are you curious about other faiths? Do you want to learn more about your own faith and how it connects to your Girl Scout leadership journey? Join your sister Girl Scouts and faith leaders to celebrate your own faith, learn about other faiths, and take steps to earn your My Promise, My Faith pin. The My Promise, My Faith pin invites Girl Scouts in grades 4-12 to experience a faith journey through exploration of the Girl Scout Law and teachings from their faith. You can earn this national pin each year.

An upcoming event series with Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) will feature an interfaith celebration followed by Girl Scouts and faith speakers sharing their views on what makes their faith unique, and what we have in common. This series will also include fun, interactive activities. Try to attend all three sessions.

Register today to guarantee your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/awesome-girls-girls-of-faith-celebrating-together-registration-140163927079

All faiths welcome!

On the event day, visit the online event page by following the link in your reminder email. From there, you’ll click the link for that day’s session.

Session One:

Thursday March 11, 2021 from 7:30 – 8:45 p.m. ET

  • Interfaith Celebration
  • Judaism speakers
  • Orthodox Christian speakers

Session Two:

Friday March 12, 2021 from 7:30 – 8:45 p.m. ET

Speakers from these faiths:

  • Buddhist
  • Catholic
  • Lutheran

Session Three:

Sunday March 14, 2021 from 4 – 5:15 p.m. ET

Speakers from these faiths:

  • Baha’i
  • United Methodist
  • Muslim

Questions? Contact Inquiry@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.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day with Society of Women Engineers at Colorado State University

Register NOW for Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day from 9:30 a.m. – 1:40 p.m. on April 3, 2021. This event is for middle school aged girls to explore different types of engineering through participating in engaging engineering activities. Meet and learn from collegiate and professional engineers and see how engineers can positively impact the world!. In response to COVID-19, this year’s Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day will be held virtually and boxes with needed supplies will be sent to participants!

Link to register: http://coloradostate.swe.org/introduce-a-girl-to-engineering.html ​Registration will close on March 10, 2021.

A parent education panel will also be part of this event where parents can ask engineering students and professionals questions to help give them more insight on how to encourage young women in STEM.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to iage.swe.colostate.edu@gmail.com.

Flyer_Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

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.

Virtual Spring Break Patch

Update as of March 15, 2021: There has been SO much excitement surrounding Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Virtual Spring Break program, that we have extended the deadline until April 1! This will still give you plenty of time to participate in three activities to earn your patch.

We have also added some new programs!

  • April 8 at 5:30 p.m. – Puerto Rico Experience All Girl Scouts can get a flavor of the island of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory with an identity all its own. Learn what makes islanders thrive, some of the local language, how to make a traditional snack, and how to make a kite, which is a favorite Puerto Rican pastime. A supply list will be sent before the event.
  • April 11 at noon – Italian Experience This virtual experience for all Girl Scouts will take you on a journey through the beautiful country of Italy.  Inspirato’s local destination team is excited to take you to some of Italy’s famous monuments, review some of the nation’s favorite local dishes, and cover the rich heritage this beautiful region of the world has to offer. A supply list will be sent before the event.

Are you missing your Spring Break vacation plans? We’ve got you! Girl Scouts of Colorado is hosting a full month (March 15 – April 18, 2021) of on-the-go program activities to give you that Spring Break vibe from the comforts of home.

Your registration will include a limited edition GSCO Virtual Spring Break Vacation patch and access to a virtual travel brochure with information on how to attend each program and activities to do on your own time! Girl Scouts should plan to complete at least three activities to earn their patch. Here’s a list of just a few of the activities:

Live and Recorded Events:

  • March 15- Virtual Spring Break Kick Off
  • March 19- Travel Trivia Night
  • March 22- Let’s Make Unicorn Slime
  • March 30- Make a Travel SWAP
  • April 1- Packing Tips
  • April 5- Relaxation Night
  • April 9- Stretch it Out
  • April 12- Play Loteria
  • April 14- Plan Your Next Adventure
  • April 15- Photo Editing a Travel Photo

More events to be added as we get closer to the event! 

Events by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and other Girl Scout councils (unsure if recorded)

  • March 5- Goose Game at Our Chalet
  • March 15- Pax Lodge Birthday Celebration
  • March 17- Patreon Saints of Great Britain and London
  • March 18- Explore our Chalet
  • March 24- Namaste at Sangam
  • March 27- Oahu Ilima Island Crest Patch

We will also include a list of Anytime Activities for girls to explore and count towards their number of activities!

Note: Girl Scouts can select the programs they would like to participate in. Some programs may have an additional cost associated with them established by the program partner.

Girl Scouts must be registered by Thursday, March 11 to have access to the programming and receive a patch.


Questions? Email Program Director Emily Speck at Emily.Speck@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.

World Thinking Day: Let’s make a more welcoming world

From Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA)

Let’s get inspired by peace activists and celebrate World Thinking Day!

Our theme for 2021 is “Peacebuilding.”  

Let’s take the opportunity to:  

Since 1926, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world have celebrated World Thinking Day on February 22. It’s a special day when we explore the global dimensions of Girl Scouting and take action to make the world a better place. 

Today, and every day, practice peacebuilding and help create a more peaceful world! Happy World Thinking Day! 

Check out World Thinking Day activities for
Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors | Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors

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.