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Changing the Legacy of Race & Ethnicity: Conversations for One America

Across the United States, people are marching in the streets, demanding an end to police brutality and racial inequality. But, the issue of racism and violence against people of color runs deep. While we‘ve made progress over the years, this feels like a moment when people all over the country recognize that half-measures are not enough. This is a deep, centuries-in-the-making challenge that we face to undo racism, and we need decisive action.

Changing the Legacy of Race & Ethnicity (CLoRE) is a conversation series initiated by Colorado Humanities and implemented with partners to encourage understanding and discussion about the legacy of race in America, and how to make changes now for a more just future.

The first conversation, ‘How Did We Get Here?’ will be held on October 21, 2020 at 7 p.m. Acclaimed author Adrian Miller will moderate this panel exploring race and ethnicity in Colorado and in the United States from the perspectives of history, economics, criminology, psychology, and faith traditions. Featured panelists are:

  • Rachel Harding
  • Denise Maes
  • Wendell Pryor
  • Anthony Young

This series is free and will be broadcast on YouTube and Facebook. Please register: https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/changing-the-legacy-of-race-ethnicity/

* Colorado Humanities designs all of their programs to be family friendly. All content should be appropriate for all ages.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Awesome Girls: On My Own

Ready to start owning your future? Being financially savvy is the first step to getting started. Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) invites you to the “Awesome Girls: Owning My Future” webinar on October 21, 2020. You’ll hear from financial management experts as you learn to build and practice smart budgeting habits, prepare for financial emergencies, navigate loans, and build good credit. You’ll jumpstart your budgeting habits with an interactive budget activity plus tips on what tools can help you track your budget.

Register here: https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1381860&tp_key=73eecc77eb

This interactive event will connect you to two experts from RSM who will share their knowledge of personal financial management. You will have a chance to have your own financial management questions answered and hear questions from your Girl Scout peers.

RSM is a multi-national network of accounting firms, forming one of the largest financial professional services networks in the world, and they can’t wait to share their knowledge and experience with you!

This program is designed for teens plus young adults and alums who recently graduated. The event will put Girl Scouts on the path towards earning their Ambassador On My Own badge.

Please note, this event begins at 5 p.m. Mountain time. We acknowledge that the timing may not work with your schedule; you can register and view the playback when it is more convenient!

By joining us on October 21, 2020 you will also have a chance to be in a special drawing to win a $50 gift certificate to the Girl Scout Shop or an awesome tablet. Must be under 21 years of age at the time of entry to enter the drawing. All entries by entrants under 13 years of age, must be submitted by a parent or legal guardian on behalf of such Entrants.

This program is hosted by GSUSA.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Have Fun and Learn to Bake Cookies from Scratch

Submitted by Jessenia Sanchez

Pueblo & Southeastern CO

Pueblo

This is a FREE event. Troop leader and Pastry Chef Jessenia invites you to come learn to bake cookies from scratch on November 7, 2020 beginning at 5 p.m. This will be a virtual meeting in which girls can follow along!

Register here: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/from_scratch_in_pueb.html 

What a perfect time of year to show your family and friends your baking skills. You could do a cookie exchange with your friends or family for the holidays or just bake cookies for fun because they are delicious! Girls participating in this session will learn food safety, how to properly measure ingredients, how to store your baked items, oven/hot item safety, and lastly, how to bake cookies!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Brownie Fun Day

Submitted by Melissa Marty

Metro Denver

Thornton

The Woods Service Unit and Troop 62511 are hosting a Virtual Brownie Fun Day. Girls will complete the requirements for the Engineering Journey!

Date: November 7, 2020

Cost: $5/girl, which includes the event fun patch. It doesn’t include any Journey patches. Troops will have to purchase those on their own. Leaders can also purchase fun patches for $3 each.

Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Check-in starts at 8:45 a.m. (Zoom information will be sent on November 6)

Supplies will be available for pick-up starting November 1. The time/location is TBD.

Registration:  https://my.cheddarup.com/c/brownie-fun-day-11-7-2020

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Meet an Expert: GSUSA State Advocacy Manager

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to learn about how Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) advocates on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 4 – 5 p.m. A representative from the GSUSA Public Policy and Advocacy Office will talk with girls about how GSUSA works across party lines with Congress and the Executive Branch to raise awareness about issues important to girls and young women. Through their efforts, they demonstrate to policymakers that Girl Scouts are a resource – and an authority – on issues affecting girls and Girl Scouts. After a short presentation, our expert will answer questions from Girl Scouts! Please submit your questions for our expert upon registration. If time allows, we will also take questions live through the chat box. Register now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/meet_an_expert_gsusa.html

We will use Zoom to host this webinar. All information on how to join online or via phone will be emailed out to registrants the day before the webinar. Each individual participant should be registered so we can track participation. Please do not share the information on how to join with others who have not registered. The webinar will be recorded and posted to GSCO’s YouTube channel for girls to access in the future.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org. If you are having trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Everything You Need to Know About “Driving My Financial Future” Virtual Events

From Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA)

It’s hard not to reflect on how women and girls have historically been deterred from focusing on finances because of societal norms and laws. If you want to help the girl in your life take charge of her financial future while having a blast learning new skills and building confidence, claim your spot today for our interactive virtual events developed with Toyota Financial Services!
Every event is focused on grade-appropriate topics that girls care about. And the best part? Your Girl Scout will get a chance to earn her Financial Literacy badges when she participates.
All events will be available for replay, so if you can’t make it live, no worries. Simply register and use the link in your email confirmation to tune in when you can.
Help Your Girl Take Charge of Her Financial Future
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | 8:00 PM ET 

Register HERE

Financial literacy is all about teaching your girl to set goals and create the future she wants for herself. And Girl Scouts can help her do it! In this webcast for parents and troop leaders, you’ll discover all the ways girls can become financially savvy through Girl Scouts and can approach saving, spending, and money management at any grade level.

2. Awesome Girls: Budgeting for a Birthday Bash
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 5:00 PM ET

Register HERE

Join us as we use a budget to purchase items for a birthday party honoring Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low! Girls will learn about buying on a budget through fun hands-on experiences—no supplies needed! This event is for Girl Scout Juniors and non-Girl Scouts in fifth and sixth grades.

3. Awesome Girls: Check Out the Fine Print!
Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 5:00 PM ET 

Register HERE  

It’s always important to read the fine print, especially when making purchases with a credit card! Learn how to use an online comparison-shopping chart to find the best deals to maximize your money. This event is for Girl Scout Cadettes and non-Girl Scouts in –sixth through eighth grades.

4. Awesome Girls: Buying Power!
Thursday, December 17, 2020 | 5:00 PM ET 

Register HERE  

Calculate the long-term costs of your wants and needs! Girls will complete activities to understand the true cost of their purchases, whether they’re buying a car or a new cell phone. By asking the right questions, girls learn to better evaluate their purchases and uncover hidden costs. This event is for Girl Scout Seniors and non-Girl Scouts in –ninth and tenth grades.

5. Awesome Girls: Building a Good Credit Score Score
Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 5:00 PM ET

Register HERE

Girls will learn how to build their credit score to qualify to buy their first car! Through examples, girls see what they should and shouldn’t do to build strong credit. We will also discuss why having a good credit score helps people pay less monthly and have better interest on credit purchases. Most importantly, girls will hear from the experts themselves about the process of establishing healthy credit. This event is for Girl Scout Ambassadors and non-Girl Scouts in 11th and 12th grades.

Be sure to tag @gscolo and @girlscouts to show off your new badges and to let other Girl Scouts know how you liked the virtual events! You can also check out Girl Scouts at Home—our hub of online activities, including some for financial literacy.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

How to have a Great Nature Walk

Step One: Pick a Natural Space

Pick a natural space you want to visit. Nature is everywhere, so this can be as close as your backyard or as distant as another state or country. We recommend starting out with a space close to home to better understand the nature that you are surrounded by every day. After that, you can explore even more areas and have a piece of your own natural space to compare and contrast.

Step Two: Plan and Prepare

What are you hoping to get out of your time in mature? Do you want to be like many other naturalists and write down your thoughts in a journal? Do you want to learn about the ecosystem you are visiting by heading to a nature center? Are you just looking for peace in a chaotic time? These are all great reasons, so be sure to cater your trip to YOU.

Step Three: Observe and Connect

Use all of your senses while you are taking your nature walk. What do you see? Smell? Hear? Immerse yourself in the wonder and beauty that surrounds you! How many colors can you find? How many plants can you smell? Go all out and explore the different ways you can connect! (You can even use the Japanese art of forest bathing to do this.)

Step Four: Reflect

How did your nature walk make you feel? Did it help you to find a deeper connection to nature? Did it inspire you to take on an environmental project? Do you find you’re your time in nature made you happy? At Peace? The opposite?! You get to decide the outcome, so make it count!

Step Five: Share

Share your journey with other Girl Scouts, family, or friends to help them better understand the natural world as well. Sharing your story wont just help you discover why you want to be a naturalist. It might also help others who are far removed from natural spaces to connect to nature again or find an appreciation for the great outdoors that they might not have had before.

Now, get out there and be a naturalist!

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Naturalist Club meets twice a month. Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors meet every other week on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. Register here. Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors meet every other week on Thursdays at 4 p.m. Register here.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Meet and Celebrate Julia Trujillo, Colorado’s 2020 National Gold Award Girl Scout

Julia Trujillo of Arvada has been honored with a national award from Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA)! She is one of 10 teen activists to be named National Gold Award Girl Scout. As a senior at Arvada West High School, Julia tackled the lack of accessibility to menstrual products in Colorado public schools and the stigma of periods. She partnered with Colorado State Representative Brianna Titone and led the high school’s Intersectional Feminist Club to create a legislative action committee, which introduced a bill to end period poverty and stigma, and advocated for students in Title One schools. Julia has also been selected to be GSUSA’s girl activist and representative at the United Nation’s Girls Speak Out Girl’s Rights Townhall. She will speak about her advocacy efforts for menstrual equity.

Both GSUSA and Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO) have planned a few different ways for girls and volunteers to meet/connect with Julia directly.

Girl Scouts Change the World Event

Saturday, October 10 at 2 p.m.

Join GSUSA for a party to celebrate International Day of the Girl and meet the 2020 National Gold Award Girl Scouts. Learn out how they earned the top award in Girl Scouts. Register here!

Meet an Expert: National Gold Award Girl Scout

Tuesday, October 27 at 5 p.m.

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to a special webinar to meet Julia  Trujillo, Colorado’s 2020 National Gold Award Girl Scout. Register here!

Intimate NGAGS Interview

Wednesday, October 28

Tune in to the GSCO Facebook page and YouTube channel for an intimate interview with 2020 National Gold Award Girl Scout Julia Trujillo and GSCO CEO Leanna Clark!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Awesome Girls Road to Global Travel: Junior Troop Series

 

 

 

 

 

Want to learn more about global Girl Scouting and Girl Guiding? About travel and other global opportunities? Join Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) for an informative four-part, girl-led virtual series for Girl Scout Junior troops*! You’ll build cross-cultural knowledge as you learn all about our global movement, including five exciting places you can visit around the world called the World Centers, and participate in fun, globally focused activities. We’ll cover Girl Scouts’ “travel progression” and how you can take the lead in successful travel planning.

Road to Global Travel: Junior Troop Series is a free series held on Thursday evenings from 5 to 5:45 p.m. MST on November 5, 19, December 3, and January 14. Registration is required. Troop leaders: please register. Once you do, you’ll get instructions for inviting your troop members to the program.

Register now: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/9097213383110418702

There will be a workbook provided with this series, which will contain all materials.

Sponsored by The World Foundation.

*Independently registered Girl Scouts are welcome to join as well!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Cadette Book Club: Ghosts, Spells, and Spirits- Just in Time for Halloween

Things are getting spooky in the town of St. Augustine. Our leading lady, 12-year-old Lucely Luna has completely accidentally, conjured malevolent forces forth from an old spell book. With the help of her best friend Syd, Grandma Babette, and Chunk the Cat, Lucely must try to save the town before time runs out. Fans of “Ghostbusters,” “Goonies,” and “Coco” will love this frightfully fun adventure. Sensitive readers beware, there are some scary sections.

Join Girl Scouts of Colorado staff on October 8, 2020 at 4 p.m. for Cadette Book Club as we discuss “Ghost Squad” by Claribel Ortega. Please read the book in its entirety before the book club and come prepared with your brilliant thoughts, poignant questions, and outstanding opinions.

Register Here: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/october_2020_cadette.html

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.