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Epic Adventures day camp

Submitted by Brandy Schauppner

Metro Denver

Brighton

What could be better than spending a week at day camp? Join us for an EPIC experience doing crafts, outdoor fun, team building, some badge activities, and even a Take Action project.

This is for girls from Daisy through Junior with leadership opportunities for Cadette through Senior!

Brownies will have the chance to earn their Brownie W.O.W. Journey with the help of Cadettes who are working on their LIA awards.

We will spend our days making new friends, playing in the sun, going on hikes, and even a tour of the ON-SITE historical museum!

Program Aide Internship (PAI) and Program Aide opportunities are also available. Although we are not providing the training at camp, we will be offering the internship part of the requirement. If you would like to complete PA training prior to camp and need help finding a training session, please email us at epicadventures.gs@gmail.com. We may hold a PA training if enough girls are interested.

When:

June 10 – June 14, 2019

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Campers arrive at 8:30 a.m. and go home at 3 p.m. each day)

Where;

Adams County Regional Park (Adams County Fairgrounds)

Al Lesser Building Park

9755 Henderson Rd.

Brighton 80601

Contact

Email: epicadventures.gs@gmail.com

Directors: Anna Mills and Brandy Schauppner

Anna Mills: (303) 907 – 4654

Brandy Schauppner (720) 878 – 3947

Information and Registration website: https://epicadventuresdaycamp.wordpress.com/

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Community Egg Hunt / Búsqueda de los Huevos @ Athmar Park Branch Library

Join Girl Scouts of Colorado for a non-denominational egg hunt on Saturday, April 13th! Families of all faiths and identities are welcome. Search Athmar Park Branch Library’s Community Room with your girl for plastic eggs in every hiding spot that contain candy and a fact about Girl Scouts from 10 A.M to 11 A.M, then learn more about the Girl Scout leadership experience as your girls enjoy spring-themed activities from 11 A.M to 11:30 A.M. This event is designed for girls in grades K, 1, 2, and girls currently in PreK and entering Kindergarten in Fall 2019, but all girls in grades PreK-12 and their families are welcome.

As a Girl Scout, your girl will practice leadership with grit like a go-getter, problem solve like an innovator, embrace challenges like a risk-taker, and show empathy like a leader—in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment where she can work together with her peers to discover, connect, and take action.

Event will take place on Saturday, April 13th from 10  A.M. – 11:30 A.M. at Athmar Park Branch Library in the Community Room located at 1055 S Tejon St, Denver, CO 80223. 

To start your girl’s membership with Girl Scout of Colorado visit: www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/join

¡Únete a Girl Scouts de Colorado para una búsqueda de los huevos no religiosos en sabado, 13 de abril! Familias de todos religiones y identidades están bienvenidos. A las 10 A.M – 11 A.M., busca en Athmar Park Branch Library (Biblioteca) en la sala de comunidad con sus niñas para huevos plásticos en todos de los lugares secretos –  los tienen dulces y un hecho sobre Girl Scouts. Después, aprenden más sobre la experiencia de liderazgo en Girl Scouts mientras sus niñas disfrutan actividades con la tema de la primavera. Este evento es para niñas en los grados K, 1, 2, y niñas que están en Pre-K (jardin de niños) ahora mismo y están entrando el Kindergarten en otoño 2019, pero todas niñas en grados PreK – 12 y sus familias están bienvenidos.

La experiencia de Girl Scouts está diseñada para ser guiada por las niñas. El tomar decisiones,el arreglo, y la comunicación son elementos esenciales para desarrollar lideres fuertes. Animamos a las niñas que aprendan haciendo. Les preguntamos que se arriesguen – quetraten y vean el resultado. Girl Scouts es una experiencia cooperativa – las niñas trabajan juntas para descubrir,conectar, y tomar acción en su comunidad.El evento está en sabado, 13 de abril a las 10 A.M – 11:30 A.M , en Athmar Park Branch Library en la sala de comunidad se encuentra a 1055 S Tejon St, Denver, CO 80223. 
A empezar la registración de su niña, hacer un clic a: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/2019_girl_registration_spanish

Outdoor skills training

Looking for outdoor skills training to prepare you for a summer of fun?

We have two great trainings lined up to get you certified in archery and boating!

Archery and the Small Craft Safety certification courses are required, if you’d like to take girls to shoot archery or take them boating in any capacity (both Brownie-Ambassador).

Both certifications last for three years and will teach you all the basics of how to set up a class, instruct a fun and safe class, give you activity/game ideas, and make it impactful for girls!

The archery class is also open to girls 15-years-old and older, as well as adults! Small Craft Safety is only open for adults 18+.

Having this archery certification allows you to reserve our traveling archery gear set (bows, arrows, targets, protective gear) and take it to shoot anywhere you’d like!

There are zero requirements for taking the archery class. For Small Craft Safety, you need to know how to swim and tread water.

Archery Level 1 Certification

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Twisted Pine – Genesee

Price: $45

Registration Link: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/archery_level_1_cert_1758567911.html

Small Craft Safety Certification

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Bear Creek Lake Park – Lakewood

Price: $50

Registration Link: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/small_craft_safety_t.html

*Participants are responsible for paying for their own park entrance fee.

For further questions and information click the registration links.

Be a Household Elf at Denver Botanic Gardens

Submitted by Melissa Gula

Metro Denver

Denver

How can you help save the environment? Join us at Denver Botanic Gardens on April 13, 2019 for our Household Elf Girl Scout Exploration Day to find out! Through scavenger hunts, crafts, and hands-on activities, Girl Scouts will learn ways to save energy, conserve water, and reduce waste.

When: 

Saturday, April 13

Choose a 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. start time

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens

What: Household Elf Brownie Girl Scout Exploration Day

Girl Scout Exploration Days offer girls the opportunity to explore plant-based themes through a variety of hands-on activities and take-home projects. Each exploration day offers several activity stations set up throughout the Gardens for groups to explore at their own pace. Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it.
Through a day of interactive hands-on activities Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to explore the many different areas of the Gardens as they learn about ways they can help the environment. Girl Scouts will:

  • Discover simple ways to conserve energy at home.
  • Complete a scavenger hunt to learn more about water smart gardening.
  • Decorate a reusable shopping bag to take home.
  • Explore vermicomposting.
  • Plant a house plant to take home.

This program is designed for Girl Scout Brownies. Admission is $12 per girl, which includes admission to the whole Gardens for the day. One adult (troop leader or parent) for every five Girl Scouts is admitted free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings (those not participating in the take-home activities) receive a reduced admission of $7 each. Siblings who wish to participate in take-home activities should register as Girl Scouts.

Use the link below to register or call (720) 865 – 3785.
http://catalog.botanicgardens.org/default.aspx?q=Girl+Scout+Exploration+Day&tagid=34&from=11%2F30%2F2018&until=11%2F30%2F2019.

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Annual Statewide Bridging ceremony at Royal Gorge Bridge

A bridging ceremony is an important transition in a Girl Scout’s life. It’s a defining moment when a girl celebrates her achievements and prepares for new adventures and responsibilities. Once a girl bridges to a higher level of Girl Scouting, her leadership skills and the experiences she will have continue to grow. Girl Scouts is not simply an after-school activity, it’s the Girl Scout Leadership Experience that builds as girls progress through the program that gives girls the skills they need to empower themselves to take their place as future leaders.

Join Girl Scouts from across Colorado at our special statewide bridging ceremony on the Royal Gorge Bridge – the highest suspension bridge in the United States! We are organizing an official crossing of the bridge at 11 a.m. and will host a reception after. When you check in at the Girl Scout table inside the park, you’ll receive a wristband that will allow you into the reception area. Reception includes cupcakes, lemonade, and activities led by GSCO staff.

When:

Saturday, May 4, 2019

11 a.m.

Where:

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

Cañon City

Register online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/annual_statewide_bri.html

Cost:

  • $5 per Girl Scout (includes patch)
  • $3 per friends, family, tagalongs

All attendees must also pay $18 per person for discounted admission into the Park, which is good all day. Your discounted admission covers access to the park, bridge, theater, unlimited Gondola rides and any other seasonally available attractions  and entertainment.

You may purchase tickets day of or in advance by calling (719) 276 – 8320. We recommend advance sales for groups of 15 or larger to expedite entry. If you purchase admission tickets in advance, you will pick them up at Will Call the day of the event.

Registration for the GSCO reception will close on Thursday, April 25.

Interested in camping near the Royal Gorge for this event? Check out camping information on the Cañon City website or Royal Gorge.

This is not a drop-off event. All Girl Scouts must attend with a parent, troop, leader, or guardian. Adult to girl ratios for events must be met.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org. 

Statewide Bridging 2019_Flier

Celebrate World Thinking Day in Durango

Girl Scouts are invited to celebrate World Thinking Day and learn about Girl Scouts around the world. Girls will “visit” the five Girl Scout World Centers and learn about each Center and do a craft or game from the area.

When: 

Saturday, April 6, 2019

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Where:

Florida Mesa Presbyterian Church

Durango

Cost: FREE

This is not a drop-off event. Girl Scouts must attend with a troop leader, parent, or guardian. Adult-to-girl ratios must be met.

Register online by April 1 at: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/world_thinking_day_durango_sw_4_6_2019

“Science in the Summer” day camp

Submitted by Kirsten Allison

Metro Denver

Westminster

Register your girl for “Science in the Summer” day camp, and she will join other Girl Scouts entering grades 1-5 for a week of fun and learning. Each day, girls will explore a different theme of science including dinosaurs, oceans, weather, and plant science. Camp will be held in a park in Westminster from June 3 – June 7, 2019.

Visiting science experts will make engaging presentations, including a special presentation on sea turtles and bird migration. Our days will include a lot of hands-on activities, so the girls are able to experiment with the information they learn.

In addition to fun science activities, your girl will have the opportunity to learn Girl Scout cooking skills. We’ll be making a hot meal for three of the camp days, and all girls will participate in meal preparation.

This fun week will be rounded out by some traditional Girl Scout fun, including songs and games. Younger girls will be inspired by the older Girl Scouts working as Program Aides.

Camp is filling up quickly, register your camper soon!

Register for camp: https://girlscoutsciencecamp.wordpress.com/

Questions? email: GScamp64021@comcast.net

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Girl Scout Day at CSU Environmental Learning Center

Girl Scout Day at the CSU Environmental Learning Center is Saturday, May 4, 2019.

Brownies, 9 – 11:30 a.m.

Juniors, 12:30 – 4 p.m.

Register online: https://elc-colostate.nbsstore.net/scout-programs

Registration closes April 20 or when capacity is reached.

The ELC is an ideal place for Girl Scouts to work toward and complete many of their badges Our site provides great, close-to-home opportunities to explore and learn about the natural world.

Brownies: Join us to earn your Hiker Badge at 9 – 11:30 a.m. This program is limited to 40 participants.

Juniors: Join us to earn your Geocacher Badge at 12:30 – 4 p.m. This program is limited to 20 participants.

Cost is $7 per Girl Scout for each program. Price does not include badge and no badges will be distributed at this event.

Pinewood Derby for Girl Scouts

Submitted by Mari Ann James

Metro Denver

Broomfield

What’s a pinewood derby? A pinewood derby is a gravity-powered miniature car racing event for Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts, with the guidance of parents, build their own cars from a wood derby car kit containing a block of pine, plastic wheels, and metal axles. Registrants come together to race each other on a sloped race track. This event helps girls gain an understanding of woodworking tools, engineering principles, and builds sportsmanship, good citizenship, and personal achievement qualities.

Come join us for this fun event that will bring all our local Girl Scouts together. Each girl will build and decorate their own car and bring it to the derby to race against cars made by other girls. We ask that each girl help with as much of the design, construction, and/or finish work as possible on her car. All registrants will be required to follow the provided pinewood derby build rules and participate in the MANDATORY weigh-in the night before the race. After weigh-in, cars will remain at the venue until the race time. Each car will be raced a minimum of four times during the event. Your dad, brother, and little sister want to build their own car to race? We’ll have a family division race just for them!

Registration is $20. The cost includes the car kit and a fun patch, and the winners of each division will receive a trophy! Concessions will be available for purchase. REGISTER HERE: https://www.troop65575.com/register.

The event is April 13, 2019 from 9 a.m. – noon (doors open at 8:30 a.m.) at the Broomfield United Methodist Church 545 W 10th Ave in Broomfield– with the weigh-in happening at Coyote Ridge Elementary the evening of April 12. More details can be found on our site https://www.troop65575.com/home.

This is the first year Brownie Troop 65575 is hosting. We are looking forward to a great turnout.

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Passport to the World of Global Girl Scouts

Global Girl Scout activities help boost girls’ awareness of the world through cross-cultural learning opportunities—and help her better understand important global issues, giving her the power, inspiration, and resources to make the world a better place. Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low once famously said, “Girl Scouting and Girl Guiding can be the magic thread which links the youth of the world together.” Troop leaders and parents are invited to learn how to enhance their Girl Scouts’ global experience at Passport to the World of Global Girl Scouts on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Heart of Longmont Church. There will be activities relating to badge, patch, and Journey requirements and an introduction to other Global programs for girls at every grade level.

Register online:

https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/passport_to_the_world_of_global_girl_scouts_nc_05_04_2019

Registration ends Tuesday, April 30.

Cost: FREE

Audience: Troop leaders and parents