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Centennial Campfire celebration at Meadow Mountain Ranch

More than 200 Girl Scouts and Girl Scout supporters gathered on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Meadow Mountain Ranch to celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting in Colorado at the last in a series of Centennial Campfire celebrations. MMR is a Girl Scouts of Colorado property located next to Rocky Mountain National Park in Allenspark. Girls and families enjoyed s’mores by the fire, a tour of the property, and a performance by the Songbirds Girl Scout Choir. A Girl Scout history display and mobile Girl Scout shop attracted attention in the main lodge.

All Girl Scouts who attended also received a free, fun patch honoring 100 years of Girl Scouting in Colorado. The first Girl Scout troop in Colorado got started in 1917 in the Colorado Springs area.

Earn the 100th Anniversary specialty patch



Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts selling cookies and 100 years of Girl Scouting in Colorado with this cool patch! Colorado Girl Scouts can earn it by selling 50 packages of Girl Scout Cookies door-to-door by the end of the first full weekend of the sale (Feb. 6, 2017). Any Girl Scout who does will receive a free, special-order fun patch after completing this online form (https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/earn_the_100th_anniversary_specialty_patch_). Be sure to include your goals, Hometown Hero, and troop number, along with a fun pic of you and your troop! The deadline to complete the form is Tuesday, February 7, 2017.

  • This patch is for Girl Scouts of Colorado girl members only.
  • This form will not be open until January 30, 2017.



Save the date: Centennial Campfires

SAVE THE DATE for Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Centennial Campfires, featuring property tours, s’mores, sing-a-longs, history displays, camp merchandise, fun patch activities, and more!  All attendees will also receive a special 2017 Centennial patch.

Sky High Ranch

March 12, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Woodland Park

Tomahawk Ranch

March 19, Noon- 2 p.m.


Grand Junction Service Center

April 29-30

580 24 1/2 Rd, Grand Junction

*Meet the CEO, mobile shop, activity stations, Highest Awards celebration

Meadow Mountain Ranch

May 21, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.


Admission is free and registration will start in February 2017!

Limited accommodations may be available at camp properties: http://girlscoutsofcolorado.checkfront.com/reserve/.


Earn a beautiful, commemorative blanket

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting in Colorado and 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts selling cookies, girls and adult volunteers can earn one of these beautiful, commemorative blankets.


Blanket for girls


Blanket for troop leaders and troop product sales managers

These reward items are for girl members and adult volunteers, who are members of the exclusive GSCO S’mores Club and rock BOTH the 2016 Fall Sale and 2017 Girl Scout Cookies Sale programs. Only ONE blanket per person who qualifies and these blankets will ONLY be available for the 2016-17 membership year. Each troop that qualifies for the GSCO S’mores Club will also receive an exclusive booth selection opportunity for the 2017 Girl Scout Cookies Sale.

To learn more about the GSCO S’mores Club, including how to qualify and other rewards, use this link: http://gscoblog.org/2016/06/earn-your-way-into-the-gsco-smores-club/




Celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting in Colorado


For nearly 100 years now Colorado Girl Scouts have been making friends, trying new things, and learning leadership skills to make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of Colorado is inviting girls and adults to join the fun for the 2016-17 membership year in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting in Colorado. Juliette Gordon Low started Girl Scouts in Savannah, Ga., in 1912. Girl Scouting came to Colorado in 1917 when the first troop formed outside of Colorado Springs. Today, Girl Scouts of Colorado is proud to serve nearly 25,000 girls across the state with the help and support of 10,000 adult volunteers!

When girls are given a protective and supportive environment to take chances, despite the potential for failure, they’re able to experience the emotional impact of risk without damaging consequences. When children take chances, all aspects of their lives are improved—they become more independent and confident, and become better students. Shouldn’t every girl have the chance to experience these benefits? Through taking chances and being part of a girl-led program, girls become more active and engaged learners, develop a positive sense of self, and learn resourceful problem solving.

Girl Scouts is open to all girls from kindergarten through grade 12. Anyone over the age of 18 can apply to be a Girl Scout volunteer. Girls cannot experience the positive impact of Girl Scouts without adult volunteers, and each adult who volunteer has the opportunity to make a real difference in the life of a girl. Girl Scout volunteers come from all walks of life. They are men, women, young professionals, retirees, college students, and more. Both girls and adult volunteers can join at any time of the year. To join Girl Scouts or learn more about volunteering, please visit: www.girlscouts.org/join.

Learn more about how you can be part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience by visiting girlscoutsofcolorado.org, calling 1-877-404-5708, or emailing inquiry@gscolorado.org.


Learn new skills & earn badges at the Centennial Kickoff Celebration

Submitted by Mickki Langston

Each day of the upcoming Centennial Kickoff Celebration will include a half-dozen unique badge earning activities for new and current Girl Scouts to earn. This includes the Artist, First Aid, Naturalist, Athlete, Outdoor Adventure, and Girl Scout Way badges. In addition, six historical badges from our 100 year history will be incorporated.

Will you practice your archery skills, like these Girl Scouts from the 1940’s and today?

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Or will you explore your creativity like these Girl Scouts?


Whatever you choose, we’re excited to have you participate in our statewide celebration of all things Girl Scouts. Badge activities are included in the ticket price, and Daisies will earn petals which correspond with the other badges. Badges will be sent to participants who complete the requirements and submit their event passport booklet, available on site.

Be sure to get your tickets to this once-in-a-lifetime celebration of 100 years of Girl Scouting in Colorado, and invite your Girl Scout sisters via our Facebook event.

Earn your way into the GSCO S’mores Club 

Blanket Design Personal Patch

Girl Scouts of Colorado has a new reward in honor of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting in Colorado and 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts selling cookies!

The “S’mores Club” is exclusively for Girl Scouts of Colorado girl members and adult volunteers who rock BOTH the 2016 Fall Sale and 2017 Girl Scout Cookies Sale programs.

A special 100th personalized patch and beautiful, commemorative blanket are rewards for girls and adult volunteers (troop leaders, troop product sales managers – one per person who qualifies) for the 2016-17 membership year ONLY.  Each troop that qualifies will also receive an exclusive booth selection opportunity for the 2017 Girl Scout Cookies Sale. 

Two different blanket designs are being created – one for girls and one for adults. Girls can create their ‘mini-me’ avatar for the Fall Sale and that image will be used in her personalized patch if she joins the S’more Club.

To join the S’mores Club and earn the reward, a girl must:

· Create an Avatar and send 15 emails or sell 15 nut, candy items, and/or magazines during the 2016 Fall Sale program

·      AND sell at least 275 packages of Girl Scout Cookies during the 2017 Cookie Sale program

An adult (the Troop Leader, Troop Fall Sale Manager and Cookie Manager) can earn the reward:

·      If the troop reaches $350 or more in online sales during 2016 Fall Sale program

·      AND during the 2017 Cookie Sale, the troop achieves a per girl selling average of 275 or more packages. (The per girl average is calculated based on the total number of packages a troop sells, divided by the number of selling girls in that troop.)

Note: The reward for adults is for a troop participation only. Juliettes can still qualify for the club and receive her personalized patch and blanket. However, parents of Juliettes can NOT receive the patch, blanket, or booth sale opportunity.

All members of the S’mores Club must meet the requirements for BOTH sales to qualify.

For more information, check the FAQs