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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!

Girl Scouts honors 2018 Western Slope Women of Distinction

 WHAT: Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Women of Distinction Breakfast honors three local female community leaders. Honorees are selected by a committee of their peers and chosen based on their contributions to the community, both professionally and personally. They are shining examples of corporate, civic and philanthropic leadership and serve as role models for our female leaders of tomorrow. Since 2013, including this year’s honorees, Girl Scouts of Colorado has recognized 18 women on the Western Slope as Women of Distinction.

Girl Scouts of Colorado is proud to honor the 2018 inductees into the esteemed Women of Distinction program on the Western Slope.

  • 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

This year’s event is presented by Event Chair Stacey Mascarenas, Woman of Distinction 2017, Class Liaison Susan Alvillar, Woman of Distinction 2015, and Selection Chair Sue Conry, Woman of Distinction 2017.

Girl Scouts of Colorado will honor these inductees at the 2018 Women of Distinction Breakfast. Attendees will learn about the impact that Girl Scouting is making on the girls of the Western Slope and within its communities. Featured Speakers include Gold Award Girl Scout Molly McPherson and Silver Award Girl Scout Anela Cronk.

WHEN: Thursday, November 8, 2018 – 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tickets for the event are $25.

WHERE: Two Rivers Convention Center, Grand Junction

ATTENDANCE: 300 Guests

For more information, including how you can help, contact Cindi Graves at 970-628-8003 or cindi.graves@gscolorado.org. Visit www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/wodgj to purchase tickets and sponsorships. For media, RSVP by November 1 to cindi.graves@gscolorado.org or 970-628-8003.

Thank you to our Gold Presenting Sponsor: USBank and Silver Presenting Sponsors: Chevron, FCI Constructors, St. Mary’s Hospital & Medical Center, Inc. And Media Presenter: Townsquare Media

Girl Scout Night with CMU Women’s Volleyball

Girl Scout Night with the Colorado Mesa University women’s volleyball team is October 13, 2018! Cheer on the Mavericks as they take on Westminster College. Children under 18 are always free for CMU athletic events. This special offer allows each Girl Scout to bring two adults for free. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited!

Register now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2018/girl_scout_night_wit_1429459136.html

Grand Junction and Durango Super Saturday training events

Kick-off the new Girl Scout year by meeting other volunteers, sharing your ideas, getting your questions answered, and enhancing your skills!

Take these enrichment classes that support your experience as a volunteer:

  • Engaging Parents and Caregivers
  • Difficult Conversations and Conflict Resolution
  • Managing Multi-level Troops

You’ll also have an opportunity to participate in new program badge activities.

There are classes especially for older girls too! Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors can take multiple classes:

  • Taking Ownership of Your Girl Scout Experience
  • Let’s Go on an Adventure!
  • Using Your Leadership Skills for Change
  • “Selling” Your Girl Scouts Experience

Or girls can opt for taking alternative classes in the morning:

  • Option 1: Gold Award Training
  • Option 2: New Badge Activity and Difficult Conversations and Conflict Resolution – and then joining the Using Your Leadership Skills for Change and “Selling” Your Girl Scouts Experience in the afternoon.       ​

Super Saturdays

Sept. 29, 2018 – Durango – Register now!

Oct. 20, 2018 – Grand Junction – Register now!

All event attendees must have a current Girl Scout membership. Questions? Please contact Shannon Weaver, adult experience manager, at Shannon.Weaver@gscolorado.org

 

 

Girl Scout Night with the Grand Junction Rockies

 

Join us for Girl Scout Night with the Grand Junction Rockies, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018! Cheer on the Rockies as they take on the Helena Brewers. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Game start is 5 p.m.

Cost is $8 for adults and children 4 and older. Girl Scouts can get a free ticket with each adult ticket purchased. Children under 4 are free. Tickets can be purchased at https://goo.gl/Hfpzig and the ticket deadline is August 8. Questions? Please contact Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org. We hope to see you there!

No Man’s Land Film Festival screening

Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited to the No Man’s Land Film Festival at the Avalon Theater in Grand Junction, June 30, 2018. The festival features films about women athletes and adventurers. The goal of the No Man’s Land Film Festival is to redefine feminine in adventure and sport through film. This all-female film festival highlights individuals who have a desire to experience their passions and environments through a uniquely female lens. A panel discussion is planned before the film screenings.

The panel discussion is planned from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and films begin at 6:45 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. The event will be held at the Avalon Theater in Grand Junction and cost is $15/person. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.avalontheatregj.com/events/no-mans-land.

A big thank you goes to the Rotary Club of Grand Junction for sponsoring this event! For more information about the No Man’s Land Film Festival, please visit http://nomanslandfilmfestival.org/world-tour/ .

Questions? Please contact GSCO Community Partnerships Manager Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org about event information. For ticket information, please contact the Avalon Theater at (970) 263-5700 or email info@grandjunctionevents.com.

Free STEAM day camp for Girl Scout Juniors

Girl Scout Juniors are invited to “Explore It,” a free, fun, and interactive STEAM day camp hosted by the Museum of the West and the Bureau of Land Management, June 27 – 29, 2018! Girls will learn about dinosaurs, paleontology, geology, fossils, mining, and the history of early life in the Grand Valley through hands-on activities and visits to regional educational and historical sites. Girls will also visit the Museum of the West, Cross Orchards, the Mica Mine, Dinosaur Journey, Fruita Paleontological Area, and Dinosaur Hill.

Here are highlights of what’s planned:

• Visit Cross Orchards and learn about early life in Grand Valley (irrigation agriculture, fruit packing, train transportation). Learn about pioneer kids and what the daily life of a child 125 years ago was like and ride the train.

• Hike Bangs Canyon Trailhead to the Mica Mine and focus on the engineering challenge of historical mining.

• Tour collections and prep labs at Dinosaur Journey to learn about science and methods in paleontology and stewardship of fossils. Dissect and owl pellet and build a dinosaur.

• Visit the Museum of the West and learn about tools and science of Archaeology with real artifacts.

• Hike Dinosaur Hill Loop and learn about regional geology from experts and the Apatosaurus at Riggs Quarry.

• Hike the Fruita Paleontological Area and Loop to learn about sedimentary rocks.

The camp is based at the Museum of the West in Grand Junction, but will explore many sites in the area. Camp starts at 9 a.m. each day and will end around 4 p.m. The camp is FREE for Girl Scout Juniors thanks to the Museum of the West and the Bureau of Land Management. To register, please go to https://goo.gl/9YR6z6 . Registration deadline is June 22, but with only 30 spots available, we expect this camp to fill fast!

Volunteers are needed! We’re also looking for a few adult volunteers to help with transportation and older girl volunteers to help younger Girl Scouts at the camp. Adult volunteers transporting Girl Scouts will need to be approved volunteers per GSCO’s volunteer policies. If you are interested in volunteering, you can sign-up at – https://goo.gl/MfnouU .

Questions? please contact Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org. Thank you!

Girl Scouts announces 2018 Western Slope Women of Distinction: Three extraordinary women honored

This year’s honorees were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Sue Conry, Woman of Distinction ‘17, and chosen based on their contributions to the community, both professionally and personally. They are shining examples of corporate, civic, and philanthropic leadership and serve as role models for our female leaders of tomorrow.

  • 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

Since 2013, including this year’s honorees, Girl Scouts of Colorado has recognized 18 women on the Western Slope as Women of Distinction. The Women of Distinction program brings together a group of women dedicated to raising funds to support Girl Scout leadership programs.

Girl Scouts of Colorado will publicly honor these inductees on Nov. 8, 2018 at the annual Women of Distinction Breakfast. This year’s event will be held at the Two Rivers Convention Center. The 2018 Event Chair is Stacey Mascarenas, Woman of Distinction ’17.

Event Sponsor: Gold Presenting Sponsor, US Bank.

For information regarding tickets and sponsorships, visit www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/wodgj or contact Cindi Graves at 970-628-8003 or cindi.graves@gscolorado.org.