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2019 – 2020 D-Pass Grant recipients

Congratulations to these seven Colorado Girl Scouts who received a 2019 -2020 D-Pass Grant:

  • Christine B.
  • Jenaya R.
  • Kaylee E.
  • Summer G.
  • Natasha C.
  • Sadie S.
  • Renata O.

The D-Pass Grant is awarded to girls who are accepted to a 2019 – 2020 Girl Scout Destination and meet the qualifications. Girl Scout Destinations are the ultimate adventure for individual girls ages 11 and older. Girls can apply to participate in a life-changing experience with Girl Scouts from across the country.

Interested in learning more about Girl Scout Destinations? Click here: http://forgirls.girlscouts.org/travel/take-a-trip/destinations/

Civics Education livestream

Update as of Monday, June 10, 2019: If you would like to re-watch or share the civic education event with others, a recording and discussion guide are available on the Girl Scouts of the USA website

Girl Scouts of the USA is proud to join bipartisan leaders, including Chelsea Clinton, to discuss the importance of educating and engaging today’s youth in civics to preserve and strengthen our country’s democracy on June 3, 2019 from 8 – 10 a.m. This nonpartisan event is an opportunity for community leaders, public officials, and education experts to discuss how out-of-school civics programs can prepare the next generation to be involved citizens with a deeper understanding of their government-both now and for the rest of their lives.

Girls, parents, volunteers, and other Girl Scout supporters can  register for the livestream of this special event using this link: https://www.girlscouts.org/en/about-girl-scouts/advocacy/event-civics-education.html

Do you want to be involved in future Girl Scout advocacy efforts? Join the Girl Scout Advocacy Network! Learn more here: https://www.girlscouts.org/en/about-girl-scouts/advocacy/the-girl-scout-advocacy-network.html

Still time to apply for a gsDestination

Still thinking about going on a Girl Scout Destination? You’re in luck! There are still many Destinations that still have availability. As the ultimate adventure for individual girls ages 11 and older, you have the opportunity to explore amazing locations around the world with Girl Scouts from different states and have life-changing experiences. Applications for these unique opportunities are open through April 2019 at forgirls.girlscouts.org/travel:

  •  Advanced Space Academy, 6/16/19-6/21/19
  • Archaeology & Culture: Uncovering the Mysteries of Colorado’s Pueblo Communities, Durango, CO, 6/30/19-7/6/19
  • Ashland- Art of Theatre, 6/23/19-6/29/19
  • Athens and the Islands, 7/22/20-8/2/20
  • Biking Denmark and Sweden: Cycle the coast and castles of Scandinavia, 7/17/19- 7/24/19
  • CampHERO: Wisconsin, 7/21/19- 7/26/19
  • Caribbean Land and Sea: Puerto Rico, 7/28/19- 8/3/19
  • Catching Waves: Costa Rica, 6/29/19- 7/13/19
  • Channel Island Adventure: California, 7/7/19- 7/15/19
  • Costa Rica & Panama Service Challenge, multiple dates summer 2019
  • Curtain Call in London, 7/25/20- 8/5/20
  • Discover South Africa, 7/25/19- 7/7/19
  • Equitation Challenge: Georgia, 7/28/19- 8/4/19
  • Escape to Iceland, 6/11/19- 6/18/19
  • Ethiopia: An African Mountain Adventure, 6/11/19- 6/21/19
  • Germany- Castles in the Sky, 7/15/19- 7/24/19
  • Grand Tour of Italy, 7/21/20- 8/3/20
  • Greece- See Kayaking Kefalonia and Ionian Islands, 6/23/19- 7/2/19
  • Happy Trails: Georgia, 7/28/19- 8/4/19
  • Hollywood Dreamin’, 6/30/19- 7/6/19
  • Horseback Riding Mongolia, 7/3/19- 7/12/19
  • Japan- Land of the Rising Sun, 7/6/20- 7/16/20
  • Lake Erie Island Exploration, 7/28/19- 8/4/19
  • Majestic Alps: France, Switzerland and Italy, 7/26/19- 8/3/19
  • Native New Mexican Adventure, 6/1/19- 6/10/19
  • North Country Rock n Wilderness: Minnesota & Canada, several days July 2020
  • Orlando Adventure Quest, 8/4/19- 8/11/19
  • Rainforest, River & Reef: Costa Rica, 7/27/19- 8/10/19
  • Scuba & Sea Turtle Adventure: Costa Rica and Panama, several dates summer 2019
  • Space Academy: Alabama, 6/16/19- 6/21/19
  • STEM: Energy Solutions in Germany, 7/19/20-7/30/20
  • The Great Panda Adventure- China, 7/2/19- 7/11/19
  • Wilderness Adventure Photography- Yosemite, 6/23/19- 6/29/19

Questions about paying for the trip or what an individual travel experience is like? Email GirlExperience@gscolorado.org.

Uncover the mysteries of Colorado’s Pueblo communities

Want to experience a Destination, but not quite ready to travel out of the state? You are in luck! This year, GSUSA is hosting an AMAZING Destination in Cortez from June 30- July 6, 2019.

Join archaeologists at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez to take part in hands-on fieldwork. You’ll help excavate great houses on a site located nearby on private land. When you’re not busy digging into the past of ancestral Pueblo great houses, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the Four Corners region of the American Southwest, going to restaurants, museums, and sites such as Hovenweep National Monument, the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, and Mesa Verde National Park.

On the day you arrive, researchers will conduct an orientation and brief you on the work you’ll be doing. Fieldwork will begin on the second day, where you will:

  • Excavate ancient households and public architecture: Most days, you’ll arrive at the dig immediately after breakfast and spend much of the day working with hand trowels, brooms, buckets, and screens to remove and identify artifacts and other archaeological finds. Your work may focus on the excavation of homes, middens (trash deposits), and the great houses.
  • Survey for future excavation sites: Help with remote sensing surveys that identify likely areas of archaeological significance. Remote sensing tools are used to identify features beneath the ground that may have been overlooked by standard survey techniques.
  • Survey for future excavation sites: Excavate a site of the ancient Pueblo II community.
  • Lab Analysis: Process artifacts recovered from excavations—pottery, lithics (stone tools), ground stone, and animal bone—which includes washing, sorting, cataloging, and labeling them.

In the evenings, you’ll head back to the field station for dinner and time to relax. Additionally, you may attend programs, including an introduction to research at Crow Canyon, presentation by staff archaeologists, and guest lectures on current research in Southwestern archaeology.

Find more information and apply by March 31, 2019: http://forgirls.girlscouts.org/travel/archaeology-culture-uncovering-the-mysteries-of-colorados-pueblo-communities/

Celebrate Girl Scout Week: 7 Days of awesome

From Girl Scouts of the USA

Whether you’re a Girl Scout alum, current member, dedicated volunteer, or you simply have an extraordinary Girl Scout in your life, you’re an important part of the Girl Scout family. And you know what families do together? Celebrate!

Girl Scout Week is definitely something to celebrate—seven straight days to show off your Girl Scout pride and lift up all that this worldwide sisterhood has given you, your community, and the world. Join us in treating each day from Sunday, March 10, through Saturday, March 16, as a day of action focused on a powerful yet simple way to get involved.

Sunday, March 10

Girl Scout Sunday is a special day dedicated to thinking about your beliefs and how they’re reflected in the Girl Scout Law. Think of the things the two have in common and share your thoughts with others. 

Monday, March 11 

Give a big shout-out to your Girl Scout sisters! Whether you tag other Girl Scouts on social media or get creative and make a card or gift for a Girl Scout in your life, don’t be bashful about sharing the love. 

Tuesday, March 12

It’s Girl Scouts’ 107th birthday! Honor the Girl Scout Movement by sharing on social media an issue you’re passionate about and what you’re doing to make a difference. You’ve got this, Girl Scout! 

Wednesday, March 13

Get out your green gear—it’s Girl Scout Spirit Day! Whether you sport a Girl Scout tee under a blazer at the office or rock a trefoil sweatshirt at the gym, let everyone know you’re a G.I.R.L. at heart. 

Thursday, March 14

Perform an act of kindness. Whether you pay for a stranger’s cup of coffee or visit an elderly neighbor, every bit of positivity Girl Scouts put out there helps make the world a better place. 

Friday, March 15

Kick off the weekend by giving back to your community. Could the local park use a cleanup? Does the food bank need volunteers? As always, the best person for the job is a Girl Scout! 

Saturday, March 16

Besides reflecting on your beliefs and how they’re echoed in the Girl Scout Law, we urge you to take some time this Girl Scout Sabbath to learn something new about someone else’s faith. 

Girl Scouts of Colorado is celebrating Girl Scout Week 2019 by hosting a photo challenge! Just submit your favorite Girl Scout photo and the story behind it using the Share Your Stories form. Winners will be featured in future GSCO marketing materials, on GSCO’s social media networks, and on the GSCO Blog.

Questions? Email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

Earn the “Uniform to Uniform” patch

Update: As of Wednesday, February 27, all Uniform to Uniform patches available for giveaway during the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program have been claimed. Girl Scouts can purchase a Uniform to Uniform patch at the GSCO Retail Shop for $1.50/each.

Uniform to Uniform is a new patch program for the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program. Colorado Girl Scouts are encouraged to invite uniformed personnel, such as law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, etc., to visit them at their cookie booths. This is an opportunity for Girl Scouts and the public to learn more about the work these amazing women and men do for our communities.

Colorado Girl Scouts can earn the “Uniform to Uniform” patch by doing the following:

  • Invite local uniformed personnel, such as law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, etc., to visit them during their My Sale or council booth sale. What a great opportunity to spread the word about your Hometown Hero or the Gift of Caring program!
  • Take a group photo.
  • Upload your photo(s) and story using the Share Your Stories form on the GSCO Blog: gscoblog.org/share. The best photos and stories will be shared on the GSCO Blog and social media networks.

Once Girl Scouts of Colorado receives your photo(s) and story via the Share Your Stories form, we will contact you to find out the number of patches needed and where to mail them. The first 200 Girl Scouts to earn the “Uniform to Uniform” patch before the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program ends on March 10 will receive a FREE patch. After that, Girl Scouts can purchase the “Uniform to Uniform” patch at the GSCO Retail Shop.

Questions? Email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org or the GSCO Retail Shop at retail@gscolorado.org.


World Thinking Day: It’s our time to lead

From Girl Scouts of the USA

If you are planning a World Thinking Day celebration, please fill out the form linked below so the Global Action Committee can compile data and help you make your celebration the best it can be!

Girl Scouts work every day to make the world a better place. It’s just what we do! 

But there’s one day a year that’s extra special, a day when girls from more than 150 countries around the planet come together to explore the global dimensions of Girl Scouting and take action to change the world for the better. 

Of course, we’re talking about World Thinking Day! It’s coming up on February 22, so let’s get ready to make it one of the best ever. 

The theme for World Thinking Day 2019 is leadership—now, that’s an idea we can all support. 

This World Thinking Day, let’s take the opportunity to:

Honor the leadership of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides worldwide, and celebrate what it means to be part of this global sisterhood.  

Advocate for positive change on global issues that girls and their supporters care about. 

Support international opportunities for girls and young women by contributing to the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund

A project of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), World Thinking Day is the perfect opportunity for girls to think globally and take action. But first, let’s take a moment to understand why and how World Thinking Day came to be. 

The Origins of World Thinking Day

It all dates back to 1926, at the fourth World Conference of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts held at Girl Scouts’ very own Camp Edith Macy (now Edith Macy Conference Center) in New York. The conference delegates agreed that there should be a special day every year when Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world think of one another and celebrate global sisterhood. They decided to call it Thinking Day and chose February 22 to celebrate it. (Fun fact: the date was picked to honor the birthdays of Girl Guide founders Lord and Lady Baden-Powell.) 

Then, in 1999, at the 30th World Conference in Dublin, Ireland, delegates from around the world wanted to emphasize the international aspect of the day and the global nature of the Girl Scout Movement, so they changed the name to World Thinking Day. 

Every year since, World Thinking Day has called for Girl Scouts and Girl Guides to unite and take part in activities that promote changing the world for the better.  

How You (and Your Troop) Can Participate

World Thinking Day is for everyone—from the youngest, mightiest Daisy to the Ambassador working toward her Gold Award. And it’s super easy to find your inspiration for how to take action in your community and the world at large. 

Check out these World Thinking Day resources to get started: 

Activity Guide for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors (PDF)  

Activity Guide for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (PDF) 

In these convenient, downloadable resources, you’ll find age-appropriate activities for younger girls as well as older girls. The activities fall into three categories: discovering your leadership style, celebrating a sisterhood of leaders, and taking on leadership roles. When girls complete one activity from each category, they’ll earn the World Thinking Day 2019 Award. Although only one activity in each category is required to earn the award, don’t let that stop you—you can do as many as you like!

Now It’s Your Turn to Take the Lead!

Looking for some extra inspiration to make World Thinking Day even more awesome? Check out this amazing story about a group of Brownies who reimagined World Thinking Day to build community. Or this story of a group of Muslim Girl Scouts extending friendship across cultures. That’s what we’re talking about! 

To earn your World Thinking Day 2019 Award, try some of our suggested activities. Then tell us how you’re taking the lead through Girl Scouts and Girl Guides—and how you’re celebrating. You can share your story directly with us or post it on social media with #WorldThinkingDay and #TimeToLead! 

On World Thinking Day 2019, let’s lead together for a better world. World Thinking Day Event Notification: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/2019_global_action_committee_world_thinking_day_event_notification


Global leadership opportunity: 2019 Juliette Low Seminar

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is seeking 26 participants ages 18–30 to attend the 2019 Juliette Low Seminar, an international leadership development program led by WAGGGS and focused on breaking gender barriers to leadership to drive change. The seminar will take place November 14–20, 2019, simultaneously in 20 “hub” locations around the world, including the in United States.

Applicants must be 18-30 years old and members of the Global Leadership Opportunities (GLO) Pool (or submit their application for the GLO Pool at the same time).

Applications are linked below and due by December 28, 2018. FAQs are also linked for more information.

Questions? Email Anne Canter at GSUSA at globalgirlscouting@girlscouts.org

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Daisies learn how to keep a digital treasure safe

Submitted by Lorell Duteil

Metro Denver


Lakewood Daisy Troop 60711 recently completely the “Cybersecurity Basics” badge. The girls enjoyed brainstorming ways to protect real and digital “treasure” as well as learning and discussing about different types of computers. The girls protected their crystal gems by boxing, hiding, bubble wrapping, taping, tying it up, warning labels, and disguising the package.

The Daisies were really excited to share all the computers they know of and how they use computers to learn and ‘see’ the world. They are also working on the “Space Explorer” badge and liked talking about computers they could use in space. They are excited to take on the “Cybersecurity Safeguards” badge activities soon.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

G.I.R.L. 2020 National Internship Opportunity for Girl Scouts in Grades 8-10

Every three years, Girl Scouts from across our Movement come together to make the most important decisions about Girl Scouting, and for a weekend of life-changing leadership experiences and fun! Girl Scouts’ 55th National Council Session and G.I.R.L. 2020 will take place in October 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Through inspiring activities and influential speakers, this event will provide thousands of Girl Scouts with the tools to empower themselves and to lead change in their communities.

G.I.R.L. 2020 will be planned by a team of 25 Girl Scouts called the G-TEAM. Members of this team will guide the overall direction of G.I.R.L. 2020 and have the opportunity to participate in field-specific internships in areas such as marketing, event production, governance, logistics, and more. The G-TEAM will spend two years planning for G. I.R.L. 2020, including in-person planning sessions in Orlando, Florida and New York City (all expenses paid by Girl Scouts). At the event in Orlando, the G-TEAM will be both the behind-the-scenes and on-the-stage leaders for this major event.

All Girl Scouts who are currently in grades 8–10 are eligible to apply. The application opens October 19, 2018 and closes November 19 at midnight eastern time.

Spread the word to Girl Scout Cadettes and Seniors for this national internship opportunity!

Apply Now