Tag Archives: Grand Junction

Girl Scout Day with CMU Women’s Basketball

Girl Scout Day with CMU Women’s Basketball is Friday, February 22, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Brownson Arena, Colorado Mesa University (1100 North Ave Grand Junction 81501).

Join Colorado Mesa University’s women’s basketball team as they take on Fort Lewis College! All tickets are free, and girls will receive a coupon for a free small popcorn. You can also meet and greet with the team after the game!

Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org for tickets. Registration deadline is Thursday, February 21 at 8 p.m.

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2019 Best Cookie Dad contest: Dad leads the pack

Submitted Jenni Grossman

Western Colorado

Grand Junction

Ryan is our troop’s Cookie Dad. He volunteered for this position after joining our troop. He had previous experience doing it for a smaller troop, but he made the jump to managing almost 30 girls and their cookies. He works full-time, so balancing Cookie Dad too is no easy feat! He even rented a giant Uhaul for cookie delivery to make it easier on the other volunteers. He has worked so hard and it’s just the beginning of the season. Our troop is so lucky to have Ryan as a part of our team!

Ryan was a go-getter when he organized cookie pick-up and did it all on his own! He is a leader by selecting as many booth sites as he can to help our girls reach their goals! He takes risks by jumping in to help and never looking back. He is using innovation skills to manage the girls’ cookies, money, orders, and work with parents—all with a smile on his face!

Dads are an important part of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie Team. That’s why we honor dads who help Girl Scouts all across Colorado meet their goals. Tell us about what makes your dad an awesome Cookie Dad and he could win a cool prize. 

Harlem Globetrotters at Colorado Mesa University

When: February 28, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Where: 

Brownson Arena at Colorado Mesa University

1100 North Ave

Grand Junction, CO 81501

On the heels of taking their unparalleled entertainment to capacity crowds overseas, the Harlem Globetrotters (“Globetrotters”) will return to North America with their all-new Fan-Powered World Tour, bringing their unrivaled show to fans in more than 250 North American cities. All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited. The event starts at 7:00 p.m. and is at Brownson Arena at Colorado Mesa University.

Discounted general admission tickets are available at $22.00/person (normally $35.50). Check out the event flyer for details on additional discounts.

Buy tickets online (make sure to select the 2/28 event in Grand Junction) and use the promo code GIRLSCOUT:
www.harlemglobetrotters.com/tickets

Featuring Guinness World Record holders and some of the most elite dunkers and exceptional ball handlers on the planet, a Globetrotters game is more than just basketball – it is the ultimate family entertainment that will bring smiles and fan interaction to people of all ages. This year’s show will feature a star-studded roster, including showmen like Big Easy Lofton, Hi-Lite Bruton, Ant Atkinson, and Hammer Harrison, as well as fan favorites Firefly Fisher, Bull Bullard, Thunder Law, and Cheese Chisholm.

To match the growing popularity of the Globetrotters’ female stars, the tour now includes the largest selection of female talent ever – TNT Lister, Hoops Green, Torch George, and Mighty Mortimer. Rosters vary in each city and are subject to change. After virtually every game, the Harlem Globetrotters remain on the court for autographs and photographs with fans.

The deadline to order tickets is February 25 at 12 p.m.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

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Girls learn “Secrets to Success” from Western Colorado businesswomen

More than 80 girls in grades 6-12 from Western Colorado gathered on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Colorado Mesa University for Secrets to Success. The event  gave girls the unique opportunity to connect with professional women in a variety of career fields in a speed-dating format, giving them a unique opportunity to learn directly from incredible women. Girls personally engaged with more than 20 women leaders in the fields of technology, law, healthcare, finance, skilled trades, entrepreneurship and more, learning from role models that will help them become our future business and community leaders. This event joined today’s leaders with the next generation, to share their expertise and provide inspiration for success.

Reporter Star Harvey with Fox5/KREX-TV also attended the event. Watch her story here: https://www.westernslopenow.com/news/local-news/girls-learn-secrets-to-success-from-women-leaders/1729325083?fbclid=IwAR08kzHzJRHzKmcTg7TIybI77RdUwoB4iW4MoOXdbQ3lqCy6sUM6pGUR04U

Special thanks to event sponsors Alpine Bank, Colorado Mesa University, and AT&T.

 

 

Start preparing for college

Older Girl Scouts, let’s get ready for your next great adventure: COLLEGE!

Join GSCO at Colorado Mesa University on January 26, 2019 from noon – 1 p.m. to answer all your burning questions about your future. The Mesa County College and Career Advisors will cover:

  • College application process
  • Timeline to get you ready
  • Scholarship applications and FAFSA
  • What you can do NOW to prepare

Register today before spots fill up! https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/college_prep_western.html

Want to make a full day of learning about your future? Attend Secrets to Success in the morning! https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/secrets_to_success.html

Girl Scouts honors 2018 Women of Distinction on the Western Slope

Thursday, November 8, 2018, Girl Scouts of Colorado honored the 2018 Women of Distinction during a breakfast held at Two Rivers Convention Center. 2018 Women of Distinction for the Western Slope-area are:

  • Sister Barbara Aldrich SCL, VP of Mission Integration, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center
  • Jeni Brown, Chief Financial Officer, J.G. Management Systems, Inc.
  • LeAnn Zetmeir, Philanthropist and Community Leader

A group of nearly 300 gathered at the event, which was chaired by Women of Distinction Stacey Mascarenas ’17, Community Development Administrator, Family Health West. The honorees were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Sue Conry ’17, Director of Mesa County Family Resource Center. They are shining examples of corporate, civic, and philanthropic leadership and serve as role models for our female leaders of tomorrow.

The morning’s keynote speakers were Gold Award Girl Scout Molly McPherson, and Silver Award Girl Scout, Anela Cronk.

Since 2013, Girl Scouts of Colorado has recognized 18 Grand Junction-area women with this honor. More than $32,000 was raised at this year’s breakfast for Girl Scout programs.

For more information on the Girl Scouts Women of Distinction program, visit our website.

Secrets to Success comes to Grand Junction

When: 

Saturday, January 26, 2019

8:45 – 11:30 a.m.

Where: Colorado Mesa University

Girl Scout levels: Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors

Register here: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/secrets_to_success.html

Registration closes January 22, 2019.

What is the Secret to Success? Girls will have the unique opportunity to ask that question and many more of top local women leaders at the 2019 Secrets to Success event. Girl Scouts of Colorado believes every girl has the power to become what she dreams to be. We are helping today’s girls overcome the challenges they face, giving them the tools they need to become successful leaders. Any girl in grades 6th – 12th is invited to Secrets to Success.

Girls will connect with professional women in a variety of career fields, giving them a unique opportunity to learn directly from incredible women in our community. Girls will personally engage with more than 20 women leaders in the fields of technology, law, healthcare, finance, skilled trades, entrepreneurship, and more, learning from role models who will help them become our future business and community leaders. This event joins today’s leaders with the next generation to share their expertise and provide inspiration for success.

Snacks will be provided.

While adults are not invited into the event space, you are invited to attend a financial aid seminar and tour the campus of Colorado Mesa University while girls are participating in the event.

Girls who are being dropped off will be required to bring a signed parent permission form. You will receive this form via email after registering to complete and bring to the event.

Silver Award project: Installing Little Free Libraries at community parks

Submitted by Hailey and Megan T.

Western Colorado

Grand Junction

We love reading and wanted to share that with our community. As Girl Scouts, we decided to make this our Silver Award project and partnered with Grand Junction Parks and Recreation. We started with a Little Free Library at Lincoln Park playground. We designed, built, and installed the Little Free Library on Earth Day 2018. The theme was trees because it went with the tree theme at Lincoln Park playground. Then, Grand Junction Parks and Rec asked us to build another Little Free Library at another city park, Canyon View, and we agreed. We kept the same design for the most part, but had a sports theme for this library because it fits in with the theme of sports at this park. We learned a lot from this experience including woodworking skills, patience, and time management. We really enjoy reading, so this was a great opportunity for us to help the community read more and earn our Silver Award.

News Channel 11/KKCO-TV in Grand Junction even featured our project on one of their broadcasts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwA_-jxga-E

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

AT&T invests in girls’ success

AT&T, a world leader in communications, media, and entertainment and technology, has invested in the success of Colorado girls.  Two programs, one in Colorado Springs and one in Grand Junction, invite middle and high school girls for a day of fast-paced career exploration. Support from AT&T provides girls with grants to cover the program fee, activity supplies, and refreshments and transportation.

Secrets to Success, powered by Girl Scouts of Colorado, was held at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs on October 20, 2018.  As a first-time program in the Pikes Peak region, the event drew more than 70 girls to learn about an array of fascinating careers and connect with professional women.  Keynote Speaker Carissa Gump, a 2008 Olympic athlete, encouraged attendees to see “I’m possible” instead of “impossible” and dream big.  18 women hosted conversation stations to share information about their careers – from mining to law enforcement and culinary arts to healthcare.  Six breakout sessions enabled girls to ask more questions on topics of interest and a lunch networking session allowed everyone to network.

The fourth annual Secrets to Success will be held in Grand Junction on January 26, 2019. The program will feature 20 conversation stations and a keynote speaker. Any girl curious about career options won’t want to miss this! Grants for activity fees and travel are available during registration. Transportation from some areas may be provided.

Primary funding for Secrets to Success is provided by AT&T. For more information about additional sponsors, visit https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/support-us/fundraising-events/secrets-to-success-pikes-peak.html

 

Celebrate the holidays across Colorado with the Moscow Ballet’s Nutcracker

Christmas is coming and so is the one and only Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. Presenting world class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, Russian snow maidens, and jubilant nesting dolls, Great Russian Nutcracker brings the Christmas spirit to life for all ages. “Kids wide-eyed with delight!” says the New York Times. Experience the Dove of Peace Tour, spreading goodwill in more than 100 cities across North America. Get seats now for the whole family and make memories for a lifetime at Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker!

Colorado Springs

Monday, November 12, 2018

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2018/great_russian_nutcra.html

Denver

Friday, December 7

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2018/moscow_ballet_s_grea.html

Grand Junction

Monday, December 10

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2018/moscow_ballet_s_grea_1928500668.html

Reserve your tickets now before performances are sold out!