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“Selfie Project” by Longmont Girl Scouts makes headlines

The “selfie project” by Troop 73392 of Longmont has Girl Scouts across the country talking and taking notice. As part of their Media Journey, the nine Cadettes studied ads featuring women and young girls. They quickly noticed nearly all of the photos had been edited or “Photoshopped.”

To help themselves and other fellow Girl Scouts recognize real beauty and celebrate what makes each of them unique, they took selfies. Those selfies were displayed at a community event, where family and friends could write comments on Post-It notes and place them on the photos.

“Your hair is just great. Your teeth are also amazing,” one read.

“You are so pretty and show so much confidence,” another stated.

What did the girls learn? “Your flaws are what make you beautiful,” sixth grader Ashley Reichenberg told reporter Whitney Bryen of The Longmont Times-Call. “That’s what makes you unique and special, like her being silly.”

After the story ran in the newspaper, Girl Scouts of Colorado, along with Girl Scouts of the USA, shared the news on Facebook and Twitter.

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Soon after, Fox 31 in Denver invited the troop to come in for a live interview with Brooke Wagner. Click to watch the interview.

Afterwards, Brooke took a selfie with the girls and shared it on Twitter.

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Girl Scouts of Colorado is so proud of these Girl Scouts for all their hard work to show women of all ages that real beauty is inside themselves, not inside a magazine.

Three things you can do on World Thinking Day

By Girl Scouts of the USA

When you’re a Girl Scout, you’re part of something much bigger than just your troop or group. Your “network” stretches across your state, throughout the nation, and to more than 150 countries in the world where Girl Scouts or Girl Guides are found. Together, you’re a powerful force!

Every February 22 on World Thinking Day, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world unite in purpose to focus on one issue, or theme, to make the world a better place. This year, the World Thinking Day theme is “Create Peace Through Partnerships.”

Here a few things you can do to make this World Thinking Day special:

Share your #guidinglight

Candles have always been a powerful symbol of friendship for Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world. This year, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides will light up social media with the glow of thousands of candles on World Thinking Day. So how do you participate? Here’s the short version: Light a candle. Take a selfie. Upload it to social media using the hashtag #guidinglight. Include a message that inspires others to do the same. And don’t forget to tag @GSColo, @girlscouts, @WAGGGS_world—and any other friends you might want to join you! Check out more details.

Show that peace is in your hands!

We all have the power to make changes for the betterment of our world. Learn about the international symbols for peace. Trace your hands and draw one of the symbols between them. If you want to start a conversation with members of your community, see if you can display your artwork at a community center, a local business, or house of worship. Invite community members to an “art opening” and talk about this year’s World Thinking Day theme.

Earn your World Thinking Day award!

Explore this year’s theme, “Create Peace Through Partnerships”! There are lots of ways to participate. Reading books, watching movies, constructing a “peace pole,” inviting a returned Peace Corps volunteer to talk to you about her/his experiences… Girl Scouts of all ages can participate in World Thinking Day. Check out our list of activities by grade level.

Questions about World Thinking Day? Learn more.

National Girl Scout Cookie recipe contest

From Girl Scouts of the USA

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Girl Scouts of the USA has announced the first National Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest, Sponsored by Taste of Homethe world’s leading food magazine.  Through March 2, Girl Scout Cookie enthusiasts can create and submit their favorite dessert recipes using the iconic cookies as ingredients, for the chance to win prizes ranging from$250 to $500, plus a spotlight feature in Taste of Home.

Chefs of all levels, from home cooks to established professionals, are encouraged to submit Girl Scout Cookie-inspired entries in one of four categories: (1) cakes, pies, cupcakes, (2) cookies, brownies, bars, (3) pudding, ice-cream, gelatin desserts, and (4) candies. The experts in the Taste of Home Test Kitchen will review and test the recipes, selecting the top 16—four from each category—based on taste, visual appeal, creativity, and crowd appeal.

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From March 30 to April 14, the public will have a chance to vote for their favorite finalist recipes here. The recipes with the most votes in each category win and winners will be announced in mid-April.

“Each year, we see so many excited cookie fans share their own recipes using Girl Scout Cookies via social media and more, so we figured it was high time to do something with all this positive energy,” said Anna Maria Chavez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. “The creative possibilities are endless, just like the number of ways girls use their cookie money to give back to their local communities.”

Taste of Home Editor-in-Chief Catherine Cassidy is equally enthusiastic about the contest and the opportunity to collaborate with Girl Scouts. “Fostering a sense of care and community in homes across America has always been part of the fabric of Taste of Home,” she said. “As a Girl Scout alumna, I’m thrilled to lend a helping hand in and outside of the kitchen. We are pleased to work with an organization that encourages young women to put their skills and creativity to positive use.”

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Participating in the National Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest, Sponsored by Taste of Home, could be a fun activity to do during this year’s National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend (February 27 — March 1, 2015). The weekend will celebrate the positive impact girls make on their communities through the Girl Scout Cookie Program. The Girl Scout Cookie Program aims to teach girls five essential life skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.

“Bling Your Booth” for a chance to win $500

Plain is BORING! “Bling Your Booth” for a chance for your troop to win $500!

Here’s how to bling your booth:

  1. Pick an original cookie booth theme, like tropical, girl power, or glitz and glam-it’s up to you!
  2. Use cool color combinations.
  3. Create fun posters with your coolie goals, lots of awesome pictures, and maybe add balloons!
  4. Dress up, and use colored lights to invite customers to a cookie party.
  5. Have fun with it! Add anything that makes your booth stand out from the crowd.

Here are some rules to follow:

1. Take a photo of your troop in action at your booth.

2. Upload it to the Girl Scouts of the USA Facebook page.

3. Don’t forget to write your troop number and cookie goal on the online entry form.

4. And remember, one entry per troop, please!

5. Submit your entry from Jan. 5–April 30, 2015!

Sounds like a good time right? Now it’s all about votes. Share your photo entry with your friends and family to get their support.

And remember, you need to be 13 or over to upload your own entry. If you’re younger than 13, that’s OK! Just get some help from a volunteer, parent or an adult you trust. Checkout the full contest rules on Facebook!

Outdoor Programs Advisory Committee – 10.23.13 meeting report

Outdoor Program Advisory Committee Meeting
10/23/13

Committee Members

First Name
Last Name
Role
Betsy
Till
Outdoor Programs Director
Haley
Peel
Assistant Outdoor Programs Director
Sharyl Kay
Lawson
Adult member
Debbie
Wiggins
Adult member-Day Camp Task Force
Alonit
Cohen
Adult member
JoAnne
Busch
Adult member
Bonnie
Ledet
Adult member
Abby
Weiske
Girl member
Jill
Marostica
Adult member
Anna
Beucler
Adult member
Jean
Beucler
Adult member
Krista
Beucler
Girl member – Older Girl/Girl Led Task Force
Monica
Elliott
Girl member – Older Girl/Girl Led Task Force
Connii
Rogers
Adult member– Older Girl/Girl Led task Force

Expectations of Committee Members

We brainstormed how we wanted to work together as a committee.

  • Work positively as a team together
  • Respect each other, listen, be open to ideas
  • NEED: create a mission/position statement
  • Create/implement/increase/promote council-wide
  • Be an example of the Girl Scout Promise
  • Be considerate of each other’s time
  • Be prepared
  • Ask questions/ask questions about processes
  • Be ready to share ideas and take action
  • Help share talking points about outdoor programs with other volunteers

Suggested Reading List:

Last Child Into the Woods
The Nature Principle

Both by Richard Louv

What is Outdoor Programs? – Brainstorm

  • Getting girls outside in any manner
  • Developing skills, with a progression of challenge
  • Year-round
  • Specific to unique geographic areas and options within our state
  • No Child Left Inside
    • If we want to pass on our heritage, we cannot ignore needs of children to explore, get dirty, get their hands wet – NATURE PLAY – in a safe & unstructured environment
    • Alleviating Nature Deficit Disorder
    • Develops self efficiency and new experiences
    • Simple – Affordable – Accessible (Inclusive)

In your experience, what were you lacking when you first started leading girls in the outdoors? What have you seen lacking for other leaders/volunteers?

  • Wasn’t aware of manuals that already existed for Day Camps
  • Wish I had a list of trails listing if they are easy, medium, hard and if they are marked or not
  • Where was all the equipment, what was available?
  • Wish I had a mentor or “training buddy”
  • Wish they trained volunteers as well as girls from day 1 in Daisies
  • Wish I had a list of program-level appropriate outdoor activities
  • Wish it was more integrated into the 6 GSUSA pathways: trop, travel, events, camp, events, virtual
  • Resources established in areas outside of what we normally see – recreation districts, park districts, community service groups, schools – easy program partners or already ready to deliver programs to scouts but not connected with them
  • Trainings – more affordable and less repetition of content, ways for people to test out…
  • Communication & Marketing of opportunities: Service Unit communication, council newsletter, regions, website, blog, facebook, and?
  • Simple-don’t need lots of planning (easy-meaningful-fun)
  • Outdoor volunteer opportunity list
  • Cultivate programs for PA’s outdoors-specialize in assisting activities we provide resources for, good for new leaders to have girls shot them the way
  • Older girl programming aside from PA/CIT stuff
  • Cultivate love for being outdoors and doing outdoor activities for the sake of love of doing it (rather than doing something to get something)
  • Have Get Outdoors Days – every so many months – like Troop Tuesday
  • Cultivate the ethic of being out there – not being out there to get something

3 Ideas for Outdoor Programs

Each committee member submitted 3 ideas in their application. We will compile that list and vote on them in a survey before we meet again. We’ll publish our prioritized list after our next meeting.

Program Aide Re-Launch! (PA Training/Trainer Fact Sheet)

Has your Cadette started any Teen Mentorship Awards yet? We are excited to announce a re-launch of the Program Aide and VIT curriculum for Girl Scouts in Colorado.

Why did we change the PA program?

  • To increase flexibility for Cadettes as they gain leadership skills for the future.
  • To offer increased options for girls as they bridge from Juniors to Cadettes-keeping girls engaged and excited about Girl Scouts.
  • To increase options for Program Aides during the school year and throughout the state.
  • To cultivate more PA Trainers statewide to meet demand for PA Training.

Visit the PA webpage to get started: http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/program-aides. The first step is completing your Leader-In-Action Award (LiA)…

Notes about changes to the PA program:

  • PA Internship = INDIVIDUAL girl experience. Troops can do PA training in a group, but Internship activities are intended for each girl complete on her own. Register for the PA Internship here: https://gsusa.ebiz.uapps.net/vp/FamilyManagement/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductId=176091531
  • PA requirements can be completed ANY time in the Cadette years.
  • PA trainings will take place on a regional or service unit level.
        • In this transition, Outdoor Programs will provide a Fall and Spring Training
        • Contact your nearest GSCO staff member for more information on trainings in your area-each region will offer at least one PA training per year, or more as needed.
  • The PA overnight camp option continues at Tomahawk and Magic Sky overnight camps for PA’s after they have finished 9th grade
  • The CIT program offers a way to attend camp in a leadership role without having completed the PA program (CIT programs fall under Summer Camp registration, opening online on January 22, 2014)
  • The VIT program mirrors CIT options for older girls who want to participate in volunteer leadership roles year-round. Register for the VIT here: https://gsusa.ebiz.uapps.net/vp/FamilyManagement/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductId=176103381

PA Trainers & Training Logistics
If working with Cadette-aged girls is your passion, this info is for you! Troops can do PA Training together, but must do their internships individually.

  • Troop leaders should lead one training with a troop that is not their own before leading a training for their troop
  • PA Trainings can be offered for girls within the same troop or service unit, or opened up to the council. Submit your PA Training here: http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/activity-posting-form
  • PA Trainings should be priced to cover costs only (no more than $25/girl). Once girls are PA’s, you can engage them to lead Girl-Led programming for Money Earning goals of your Troop or Service Unit. Use the Program Budget Form if you need help creating your budget for PA Training. http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/assets/upload/files/Program%20Budget%20Form.docx
  • We need volunteers to lead PA Trainings-GSCO Staff are “train the trainers,” and can help connect you with a PA Trainer in your region or help you become a trainer
  • PA trainings can be taught over a single day or weekend, or over a span of troop meetings or meetings over a few weeks with the girls.

How to become a PA Trainer

  • PA Trainers must be ready to teach 2 PA Trainings per year (minimum 8 hrs/training). To Become a trainer-
  1. Register for a PA Curriculum Review on Nov. 7, 6-8pm http://gsusa.ebiz.uapps.net/vp/tabid/497/default.aspx?pid=23&ProductId=162895101
  2. Shadow a PA Training (Dec. 6-8 sat TR, will be in activity finder) https://gsusa.ebiz.uapps.net/vp/tabid/497/default.aspx?pid=23&ProductId=176081087

Suggested Supplies Needed to Lead a PA Training

  • Copy of Transforming Leadership:  Focusing on Outcomes of the GSLE (this will be given to participants in the Curriculum Review meetings)
  • Group sharing tools:  string, beach “thumb” ball with questions written on it, stuffed animals to toss, etc.
      • For more ideas, read A Teachable Moment by Jen Stanchfield, Jim Cain, & Michelle Cummings.
      • Pens/markers – 1/girl
      • Dry-erase board or giant Post-It board or piece of poster board
      • Balloons – one pack, various sizes/colors
      • Masking Tape – 5 rolls
      • Training packet (folders or stapled) – 1/girl to keep
        • A handout with the 15 GSLE outcomes
        • A Program Aide Award Tracking Sheet
        • A PA training manual (if available
        • A Camp Specialty manual OR other Specialty Manual (if applicable/available)
        • Pocket Craft Supplies (trainers choice) e.g. embroidery floss, lanyards, etc. OR supplies relating to other Specialties
        • Name tags if desired
        • Roster

Budget/Pricing/Roster Logistics

Each Girl Should Bring These Items to Training:

  1. Pen
  2. Lunch & Water Bottle
  3. Clipboard
  4. Bag for her stuff
  5. Sleeping bag & overnight supplies if the training includes an overnight component (not mandatory!)

PA Training Boxes: Trainers may end up with a “PA Training Box”. Council cannot support stocking these resources at this time. Each region or trainer can decide how they’d like to manage this aspect of the training. The supply list above is a minimal list to keep costs down.

Questions? Contact your nearest GSCO staff member for more information, or email outdoorprograms@gscolorado.org.

A Letter From A Camp Parent!

As summer progresses, it is amazing to hear the wonderful comments and stories parents tell about how camp impacted their child and family. Thanks to Candace for her wonderful feedback!

Dear Betsy,

It is with great pride I write this letter to you.  My daughter is finishing up the week long  Art in the Park day camp.  I cannot begin to say enough wonderful things for the camp staff at DeKovend park.  Every day my daughter and I were greeted and welcomed in the most kind and sincere way.  The activities that she did were  exceptional and very age appropriate.  Her smile was bigger each day at pick up from all of the fun she had.  The stories of her experiences have been endless each night.  Her unit leaders (Poppy and Cocoa) made her feel very safe and secure from the first day forward.  Poppy was very conscientious of Sarah’s food allergies, and did a fabulous job of creating a menu that allowed her to still be a part of the meals.

Both of my daughters attended day camps last year under the supervision of Wyoming.  It was very reassuring to see her again this year.  My older daughter had Poppy as a unit leader last year in Pioneer camp.  They were both greeted Monday morning by Poppy like they were long lost friends.  This reassured me that I was leaving my daughter in a safe place. My older daughter will attend the day camp at Clement Park in July.  I have no doubt in my mind that her experience will be as terrific as her Sister’s.

Thank you for all of your hard work and planning that goes into running a day camp so smoothly. I would recommend Girl Scout camp to anyone who asked.  As long as my daughters are in Girl Scouts, they will attend Girl Scout Camp in the Summer.

 

Sincerely,
Candice Falgout

Camp Availability as of 6/6/13

Our first day camps started this week!! Is your Girl Scout registered for camp yet? We still have spaces in the following sessions! Register online now. Remember, registration closes 4 weeks before each camp starts!

To learn more about our summer camp programs, check out our Summer Camp Catalog!

NEW: check out this amazing new search tool to help you find open camps!

type name dates
Day Camp DC01-Kaleidoscope Fairy Adventure-Hamp Hut-Colorado Springs Jun 10 – Jun 14, 2013
Day Camp DC01V-Kaleidoscope Fairy Adventure-Hamp Hut-Colorado Springs Jun 10 – Jun 14, 2013
Day Camp DC02V-Sports & Nature Sampler-Bear Creek Reg Park-CoSprings Jun 17 – Jun 21, 2013
Day Camp DC03-Make a Mess-Faith Presbyterian Church-Colorado Springs Jun 24 – Jun 28, 2013
Day Camp DC03V-Make a Mess-Faith Presbyterian Church-Colorado Springs Jun 24 – Jun 28, 2013
Day Camp DC04-Show Stoppers-Sand Creek High School-Colorado Springs Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
Day Camp DC05-Dance Explorer-Rampart High School-Colorado Springs Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp DC05V-Dance Explorer-Rampart High School-Colorado Springs Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp DC08-Monster Camp-Dedisse Park-Evergreen Jun 17 – Jun 21, 2013
Day Camp DC10-Animal Planet-Nottingham Park-Westminster Jun 17 – Jun 21, 2013
Day Camp DC10T-Animal Planet-Nottingham Park-Westminster Jun 17 – Jun 21, 2013
Day Camp DC17-Explorers-City Park-Denver Jul 1 – Jul 3, 2013
Day Camp DC19-Art Explorers-Twisted Pine-Genesee Jul 8 – Jul 12, 2013
Day Camp DC24T-Among the Pines-Kiwa Korral-Lyons Jun 10 – Jun 14, 2013
Day Camp DC25-Wild in the Outdoors-Nature and Raptor Center-Pueblo Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
Day Camp PA01-Kaleidoscope Fairy Adventure-Hamp Hut-Colorado Springs Jun 10 – Jun 14, 2013
Day Camp PA02-Sports & Nature Sampler-Bear Creek Reg Park-CoSprings Jun 17 – Jun 21, 2013
Day Camp PA03-Make a Mess-Faith Presbyterian Church-Colorado Springs Jun 24 – Jun 28, 2013
Day Camp PA04-Show Stoppers-Sand Creek High School-Colorado Springs Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
Day Camp PA05-Dance Explorer-Rampart High School-Colorado Springs Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp PA16-Princesses on the Prairie-Plains Conserv Center-Aurora Jun 24 – Jun 28, 2013
Day Camp PA24-Among the Pines-Kiwa Korral-Lyons Jun 10 – Jun 14, 2013
Day Camp PA25-Wild in the Outdoors-Nature and Raptor Center-Pueblo Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
Day Camp PAI03-Make a Mess-Faith Presbyterian Church-Colorado Springs Jun 24 – Jun 28, 2013
Day Camp PAI05-Dance Explorer-Rampart High School-Colorado Springs Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp PAI07-That’s Entertainment-Addenbrooke Park-Lakewood Jun 10 – Jun 14, 2013
Day Camp PAI10-Animal Planet-Nottingham Park-Westminster Jun 17 – Jun 21, 2013
Day Camp PAI11-Art in the Park-DeKoevend Park-Centennial Jun 24 – Jun 28, 2013
Day Camp PAI23-Science in Our World-Clement Park-Littleton
Day Camp – Bear Creek DC14-Windsurfing-Bear Creek Lake Park-Morrison Jun 24 – Jun 28, 2013
Day Camp – Bear Creek DC20-Countries and Cultures!-Bear Creek Lake Park-Morrison Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
Day Camp – Bear Creek DC22-H2O Sports Sampler-Bear Creek Lake Park-Morrison Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2013
Day Camp – Bear Creek PA20-Countries and Cultures!-Bear Creek Lake Park-Morrison Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
Day Camp – Bear Creek PAI20-Countries and Cultures!-Bear Creek Lake Park-Morrison Jul 15 – Jul 19, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS02-It’s Your Camp-Create it Jun 16 – Jun 21, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS03-Brownie Discovery Camp Jun 23 – Jun 28, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS04-Scientifically Speaking… Jun 23 – Jun 28, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS06-Brownie Discovery Camp Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS07-Crayons and Creativity Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS08-Night Owls Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS14-It’s Your Camp-Create it! Jul 21 – Jul 26, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS15-Brownie Discovery Camp Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS19-CIT II Jul 7 – Aug 2, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS20-Archery Adventures Jun 23 – Jun 28, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS21-Archery Adventures Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
MS Overnight Camp MS22-Archery Adventures Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM01-Becoming an Outdoor Scout Jun 16 – Jun 21, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM03-Shooting Sports Jun 16 – Jun 21, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM05-It’s Ur Wilderness Jun 23 – Jun 28, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM07-Rodeo Rider I Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM09-Citikids Wilderness Expo Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM10-Mountain Music Jul 7 – Jul 12, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM11-Blazing Saddles I Jul 7 – Jul 12, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM12-Backpack 101 Jul 7 – Jul 12, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM13-Backpack 102 Jul 14 – Jul 19, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM15-Rodeo Rider I Jul 14 – Jul 19, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM16-Blazing Saddles I Jul 21 – Jul 26, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM19-Rodeo Rider I Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM20-Digiscape Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
MM Overnight Camp MM21-Rocks and Ropes Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR01-TR Camp Jun 16 – Jun 21, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR03-Silver Spurs II Jun 16 – Jun 21, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR04-Backpacker Jun 16 – Jun 21, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR05-Wizarding Week Finale Jun 23 – Jun 28, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR09-Bronze Bits N Bridles II Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR10-Silver Spurs I Jun 30 – Jul 5, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR12-Bronze Mustangs Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR13-Hollywood & Broadway Bound Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR14-Photography 4.0 Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR15-Silver Broncos Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR16-Adventure 4.0 Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR17-Golden Top Hand Jul 7 – Jul 18, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR18-TR Camp Jul 21 – Jul 26, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR21-Backpacker Jul 21 – Jul 26, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR22-Muddy Madness Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR24-Deep Space Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR27-Silver Spurs I Jul 28 – Aug 2, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR30-Program Aide Jun 30 – Jul 2, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR32-Program Aide Jul 21 – Jul 26, 2013
TR Overnight Camp TR36-WIT II Jun 16 – Aug 2, 2013

Because of Girl Scout Camp … part 7

This week’s entry comes from Julie “Pecos” Fischer, the Statewide Horse Director for Girl Scouts of Colorado:

Because of camp. . . . .I’ve made my life around teaching scouts to joys of horses 😉  I have been a scout since I was 4 years old and was basically born into scouting.  My parents are big into scouts and outdoors but neither were horse people.  I was lucky enough to be influenced by local ranchers where we grew up.  One of the ranchers also taught riding at our council GS camp and I worked hard every year to sell enough cookies so I could go to two weeks horse camp and learn from her during camp as well as year round. . . .because of her influence I remained with horses throughout my life and worked at my council camp along with her after completing the WIT program.  I continued to work with horses at scout camps through college.  I loved what camp brought regarding opportunities and how big influence it had in my decision to share my skills and show other girls how much fun camp and horses can be 😉