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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 😉 

Because of Girl Scout Camp … part 6

This week’s “Because of Girl Scout Camp” Entry is from Ash, who is our Art Program Director at Magic Sky Ranch! Sometimes it’s hard to tell who gets more out of camp…the campers or the staff and volunteers!

Cliff Lake 

As we came over that final dirt covered hill, our excitement began to build. I hadn’t been back to the crystal blue Cliff Lake in a whole year, and the anticipation was killing me. I was a Counselor-in-Training (CIT) at Magic Sky Ranch the summer before my junior year in high school. My unit was filled with girls who loved camping and nature, so I was excited to show them the lake. I hoped that the graham cracker beaches hadn’t changed, and that I could still stick my feet in the pockets of warmth hidden in the sand.

Thankfully it was as beautiful as I could remember. Its stone cold cliff raised high above the lake and left a stunning reflection on the surface of the water. It dwarfed the evergreen trees standing next to it like an army of soldiers preparing to protect their peace of utopia. I knew I was back, and I never wanted to leave again. We walked along it perfect shore until we came to a water-stained bridge that seemed as if it had been there since the beginning of time. It looked as if it was made of the same wood that protected the lake from all the elements, unfortunately the army of evergreens did not protect its wooden counterpart. We had to go across one-by-one in fear that the bridge might break loose of its screws and fall into the flawless water below. Once every girl had crossed the lake safely, we continued on a small

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that lead to the bronzed beaches I had longed for. We hopped across the limestone boulders to the center of the lake where the counselors and I pulled out the art supplies so the girls could draw whatever they desired in this slice of perfection. They dumped out the crayola crayons, and unexpectedly they rolled into the lake. Flashes of candy apple red, periwinkle, granny smith apple, and other crazily named crayons reflected in the water stained sand below. I knew that it would be my job to retrieve them. That was our jobs as CIT’s, we needed to protect out girls, and I wanted to make sure that none of their first memories of Cliff Lake were bad. I removed my digital watch, and thrust my hand into the sparkling water. A frosty chill crept up my arm, and a shiver ran through my body. The crayons were a great deal deeper then I thought they would be. It felt like it would take me an eternity to fetch the crayons from the bottom of the flawless lake.I thrust my hand deeper,

 

        and deeper,

 

                                                                    and deeper into the water until I felt my fingers wrap around the crayons. I jerked my hand up in a sharp, speedy movement until I could no longer feel the stabbing chill of the icy water against my arm. I opened my hand and the brown sand leaked from my palm as if it had never belonged there in the first place, leaving only the crazily named crayons behind. I put the crayons back in the box and closed it up while I instructed the girls to only take one crayon out of the box at a time. I hopped backed to the beaches, took my shoes off and plunged my feet into the sunburned sand I had longed for. The pocket of warmth heated my toes up to a toasty temperature. I sat basking in the warmth of my personal slice of perfection, dreaming of other moments in time as perfect as this one. 

Denver Metro Girl Scouts – International Campers Needing Host Famlies!

Calling on Colorado Girl Scouts in the metro Denver area!

Do you have a daughter between the ages of 11 and 13?

Would you like to be a host family for a girl between these ages (11 – 13) from the People’s Republic of China?

Five girls, participants of the CAPABLE TEENS program in China, are coming to the Denver for three weeks 17 July – 4 August 2013, chaperoned by Capable Teens representatives.  Host families in the metro Denver area are needed to provide room and board for a Chinese girl for approximately 10 days before and after Girl Scouts of CO (GSCO) resident camp during the three weeks.  By spending time with your family, these girls from the Suzhou area of China (near Shanghai) are hoping for a thorough immersion into American life.  The Chinese girls are already signed up for GSCO resident camp at Magic Sky  (“Moose Magic”, July 21-26) and for Girl Scout day camp (“Science in Our World”, Clement Park, Littleton, July 29-August 2).  Either girls will bring their own equipment or it will be provided by Capable Teens USA.

CAPABLE TEENS, modeled on the Boy Scouts of America scouting program, are bringing these young Chinese girls for an American girl experience as an American Girl Scout.  We need your help in welcoming these young girls to CO and the US and introducing them to the GSUSA way of Girl Scouting.  Small stipend per family available.

For more information and for an application, please contact:

Linda Fuller
Girl Program Coordinator, Capable Teens USA
linda.j.fuller@hotmail.com
303-909-2264

 

 

 

Girl Scouts celebrate Earth Day

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Ninety Girl Scouts of all ages gathered at the Denver Girl Scout Service Center on Sunday, April 21st, for an Earth Day event. The participants learned how they can play a part in helping their planet Earth with activities including building a miniature “petal-powered” car out of recycled materials, learning about plants and the water cycle, constructing a water filtration system, conducting an energy audit of the Girl Scout office, and building solar ovens and mini-wind turbines. All activities were part of the It’s Your Planet – Love It! Journey program. Volunteers with the Energy Service Corps. helped plan and carry out this event. View more photos from the event here. Girl Scouts of the USA also was there filming footage for their video collection.

Posted by Amanda Kalina, PR Director, Girl Scouts of Colorado. Photos by Wendy Kent, Art Director, Girl Scouts of Colorado.

National Girl Scout Cookie Day – Feb. 8, 2013

f3a3935f92ba42049f634558dac8e3a9Girl Scouts of the USA has officially named February 8, 2013 as National Girl Scout Cookie Day! On this day we will celebrate Girl Scout Cookie time, teaching the community about the lifelong skills learned through selling cookies as well as spreading the word on how to purchase cookies.

These efforts will be supported nationally through media and public service announcement placements. Girl Scouts of the USA is also planning a social media campaign. They’ve also put together a fabulous new Girl Scout Cookie website (a Spanish version of the site will launch in January), which encompasses the themes that will be emphasized on National Girl Scout Cookie Day.

Girl Scouts of Colorado will be marking the National Girl Scout Cookie Day with Cookie Social Media Day, which was previously announced on Nov. 30th (read that blog). We also are planning media and public service announcement placements for the Girl Scout Cookie season, which runs Jan. 27th through March 3rd.

We hope you will support Girl Scout Cookie time by getting involved in the National Girl Scout Cookie Day activities!