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Listen now – Meet an Expert: Women in Robotics with Arrow Electronics

Girl Scouts of Colorado extends big thanks to Victoria Bohannon-Pea, a project manager at Arrow Electronics and Angelica Roman, a marketing manager at deepwatch, for participating in our Meet an Expert program on January 13, 2021. More than 80 Girl Scouts of all ages participated in the webinar live to learn about working in the robotics industry. You can now watch and listen to this webinar on the GSCO YouTube channel. Don’t forget to check out our whole Meet an Expert playlist while you’re there!

In addition to speaking with the girls about their careers, Victoria and Anjelica presented their work on a robotic dragon! Arrow Electronics is developing a robotic dragon to fulfill the wish of a young girl as part of the Make a Wish program. They showed girls videos and photos from the development of the dragon and explained how they’ve been building it to be as lifelike as possible. The dragon will be completed and delivered to its owner in spring 2021.

After learning all about the dragon, Girl Scouts had an opportunity to ask Victoria and Angelica questions life. The girls asked about their education and the other projects they get to work on. We learned that the dragon responds to touch, can walk around, and doesn’t like kale! Victoria’s last piece of advice for any girls interested in a career in robotics is to learn coding. Luckily, there are Coding for Good badges for every Girl Scout level!

Girl Scouts who participated in the live session or listen to the recording can purchase the “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 was at the can send in her story here.

Celebrate World Thinking Day: Meet a Girl Guide from Bangladesh

Did you know that there are ten million Girl Scouts and Girl Guides who represent 150 countries all over the world?

In celebration of World Thinking Day 2021, Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to a special “Meet an Expert” session on Monday, February 22 at 5 p.m. to meet a Girl Guide from Bangladesh! Register now: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/meet_an_expert_girl_guide_from_bangladesh_webinar_02_22_2021

We ask that girls submit questions for our guest in advance using the registration form. Our guest will tell girls all about life in Bangladesh, what she does as a Girl Guide, and then answer questions from Girl Scouts.

When registering you are telling us you will be logging in LIVE! Our guest will prepare based on registration numbers, so please make sure you log in on time. The program will be recorded and posted to the GSCO YouTube channel. Do not register if you plan to watch the recording.

We will use Zoom to host this program. All information on how to join online or via phone will be emailed out to registrants the day before the program. 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.

Registration will close February 18.

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 was at the can send in her story here.

Countdown to World Thinking Day: Part Two

Submitted by Girl Scouts of Colorado Global Action Team

World Thinking Day Theme – Peacebuilding

Stand Together for Peace. World Thinking Day brings more than ten million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts together this year to stand together around the world to call for and create peace; in our lives and in the world.

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), along with Girl Scouts of the USA and the other WAGGGS member organizations, have celebrated World Thinking Day since 1926. That’s when delegates from around the globe met at Camp Edith Macy—now called Edith Macy Conference Center—in New York and agreed that February 22 would now be known as a special day for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts worldwide.

While it may feel that today, peacebuilding is more relevant and necessary than any other time, peacebuilding has been at the heart of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting for the last 100 years. Peacebuilding includes each and every one of us and comes about in so many different and meaningful ways if done with intention and authenticity.

There are three strands to this year’s peacebuilding theme:

  • Stand Strong 
    • Understand what peacebuilding means
    • Explore the issues and actions that can lead to conflict and those that lead to peace
    • Empower themselves to be peacebuilders
  • Stand Up 
    • Explore conflict situations from different perspectives
    • Practice adapting their behaviour to resolve conflict and build peace
    • Explore the link between discrimination, exclusion, and peace
  • Stand Together 
    • Make choices rooted in their values
    • Consider the ripple effect of their actions, and how they may impact different groups
    • Take action towards creating a more welcoming and peaceful society

This year, the GSCO Global Action Team encourages you to complete at least two activities from the free downloadable activity pack. If you’re feeling inspired, consider completing the World Thinking Day badge (requirements at bottom of WTD page). There are also additional World Thinking Day activity downloads on this GSUSA page.

Finally, if you would like to do the World Thinking Day activities together with girls from around the world, you can sign up for a World Thinking Day Session with WAGGGS on February 20, 21, or 22, 2021. View all and register here.

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 was at the can send in her story here.

February 2021 Badge Series: Registration is NOW Open

Sign up for our Badge Series program in February 2021 to earn badges related to philanthropy. This program is the perfect complement to the work you are doing through the Girl Scout Cookie Program to learn about being an entrepreneur and philanthropy!

We will kick off the month of February with leaders and girls accessing the courses on our new Google Classroom site. Login information will be sent in the evening of February 2!

Badges for this month are:

If you are not a member of Girl Scouts of Colorado, you can register your girl by accessing our nationwide registration form: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/badge_series_girl_scouts_nationwide_virtual_2020_2021

The deadline to register is Monday, February 1.

Questions? Email MaryKatherine.Thorn@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 was at the can send in her story here.

Book Craft: “Run, Turkey, Run!”

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to “Run, Turkey, Run!” by Diane Mayr.

Materials Needed:

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

If you don’t have construction paper, draw the shapes on white paper and color them.

You will need:

  • Tail feathers
  • Legs
  • Wings
  • Head
  • Turkey body

Decorate the turkey pieces. Outline the feathers and give them a little color.

Once your turkey is colored, it is time to glue him together.

Once your turkey is done, he is ready to be hung on the door or color a background to glue him onto.

Run, Turkey, Run!

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 was at the can send in her story here.

Register NOW for Tools for Independence- Older Girl Club

Starting off 2021, Tools for Independence- Older Girl Club will focus on the importance of understanding your sense of purpose. Register NOW to join GSCO staff on February 1: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2021/feb01_tools_for_inde.html
 
When transitioning into a next stage of life, the questions of “Who am I?” and “What will I do in life?” may be popping into your head. This workshop will give you the tools to start figuring out your personal why and how you can use that to be an independent, successful woman. During this workshop, you will find your personal strengths, values, and what career fields you would thrive in. Finding your why in life will empower you to be a confidant leader that makes the world a better place.
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 was at the can send in her story here.

Virtual Cookie Cheer with Denver Broncos Cheerleading

 

Girl Scouts and their families are invited to a special session to get moving and get excited for cookies with Denver Broncos Cheerleaders on January 23, 2021!

Register now: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/virtual_cookie_cheer_with_denver_broncos_cheerleading_01232021
Registration closes Thursday, January 21, 2021.

The Denver Broncos Cheerleaders promote self-esteem, pride, commitment, and discipline among young women in our community. This collaboration with Girl Scouts of Colorado  offers a rare and truly special opportunity for young women to learn from the experts in dance, movement, and fitness! Current Denver Broncos Cheerleaders will lead Girl Scouts through activities focused on movement, stretching, dance. They will also teach girls a short cheer to get excited about cookie season!

Girl Scouts will also have a chance to ask questions live via the chat box.

Sessions:

  • Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors (K – 5th grade) on January 23 from 9 – 9:30 a.m. MST
  • Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (6th -12th grade) on January 23 from 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. MST

Girl Scouts are encouraged to invite their family and friends to participate with them!

You can also purchase a special “2021 Virtual Cookie Cheer” patch for $3 during registration.

All attendees must have a current Girl Scout membership.

We recommend getting ready for this special virtual program by creating your own pom-poms at home! Here are some simple instructions: https://www.instructables.com/DIY-Cheerleading-Pom-Poms/. You will use your pom-poms during the program so keep them handy!

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 was at the can send in her story here.

Celebrate World Thinking Day 2021 with Girl Scouts across the United States

On February 22, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides across 150 countries celebrate World Thinking Day—that’s one big celebration!

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), along with Girl Scouts of the USA and the other WAGGGS member organizations, have celebrated World Thinking Day since 1926. That’s when delegates from around the globe met at Camp Edith Macy—now called Edith Macy Conference Center—in New York state and agreed February 22 would now be known as a special day for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts worldwide. Observed by 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts worldwide, World Thinking Day 2021 celebrates what it means to be a peacebuilder, an important component of our global Movement.

This year, in an effort to bring more program opportunities directly to girls safely at home, we have complied a list of World Thinking Day programs across the country. Each program and Girl Scout council listed on this resource has opened their virtual doors to Girl Scouts from anywhere in the country. Do you have a Girl Scout friend or family member in another state? Give them a call and see if you want to participate in a World Thinking Day program together, no matter where you are!

World Thinking Day programs across the United States*: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UriLTqAXQNgDdkbKWVcXR8zbIA4WjXy9QBazgfQQGN8/edit?usp=sharing

Girl Scouts of all ages can also recognize this important day with at-home activities using guides from WAGGGS and GSUSA. Activity guides are now available for 2021 for all Girl Scout levels.

This list was compiled by Girl Scouts of Colorado. If you have questions about the resource, please email Aimee Artzer, Community Partnerships Manager, at aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org. If you have questions about a specific program listed in the resource, please contact the Girl Scout staff listed on the individual program page.

* This list will be updated as we receive new program information.

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 was at the can send in her story here.

Snow Badge Spectacular: Registration Open Now

It’s winter and that means it’s time to get out and earn your Snow badge! Join the GSCO Outdoor Program team and Sandra Clark, Marketing Manager at The North Face, on a webinar on Wednesday,  February 10, 2021 from 5 – 6 p.m. to learn more about how to plan, prepare, and train for you outdoor adventure. We will walk you through the steps of the Snow badge and give you special tips, tricks, and resources to help you earn your badge. We know that each level of the Snow badge covers different snow sports, so we’ll be sure to cover each one, including snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and downhill skiing/snowboarding.

To learn more and to register: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2021/feb10_snow_badge_spe.html

We will be recording this webinar and posting it to the GSCO YouTube channel for those that are unable to make it to the live event.

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 was at the can send in her story here.

Book Craft: Finklehopper Frog

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to “Finklehopper Frog” by Irene Livingston.

 

Materials Needed:

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

Draw your frog on either white paper or construction paper.

Cut your frog out.  You can color your frog first if you want or wait until the next step.

Once you cut your frog out, glue it to a piece of construction paper as a background. If you did not color it before cutting it out, color your frog now. What will your frog’s jogging suit look like?

Draw some friends that can go jogging with your frog on the background. Now, give them some color.  Add a dog, mouse, maybe a rabbit?

Add details. For instance, will you add a tree? Maybe some grass? Be creative and 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 was at the can send in her story here.