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Corrections to GSCO’s camp mailer for Summer 2020

Girl Scouts of Colorado was recently alerted to errors in our camp mailer for Summer 2020.

  • The location for the “Focus on Canoeing” day camp for Girl Scout Juniors is Bear Creek Lake Park, not the location listed on the mailer.
  • The Open House at Sky High Ranch is April 4 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., not March 4.

The GSCO website been updated with the correct information. Thank you for your understanding!

 

It’s cookie time: Place your Initial Orders by Monday, January 13, 2020

Join the GSCO Product Program team for a Facebook Live event on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at noon to discuss Initial Orders and what you should consider when forecasting your Initial Order.

If you miss the live broadcast, you can watch the video on our Facebook page and share it with other volunteers. Go to the videos tab and look for the Girl Scout Cookies  video playlist.

For more information: Register for the eBudde live webinar with a focus on Initial Orders on Friday, January 10 at 6:30 p.m. https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/ebudde_101_w_initial.html

Save the date: 2020 Women’s Week at Meadow Mountain Ranch

Submitted by Penny “Pan” Roberts

Northern & Northeastern CO

Meadow Mountain Ranch

Imagine a day like this at camp, playing with friends old and new, choosing how to spend your time and enjoying every single minute in the Colorado high country at Meadow Mountain Ranch near Allenspark.

The early morning air is crisp and clean, and the coffee is already made! A short hike to the top of Vista Spur will help open your eyes and your heart to the beauty of the landscape and the surrounding ridges and high mountain peaks. You’ll be back to main camp in time for your breakfast capers, helping make the fire, cook or clean up, and then there’s still plenty of time for morning activities.

There might be a craft scheduled for the Paint Pot, or a nature activity to take a long explore on the Big Circle Tour. Veteran campers can guide new gals to the great grand-tree, Hercules, and stop by the long-standing Grandpa Trees, historical aspens from which all the aspens in the valley were propagated.

A few hearty hikers may have taken off for a day hike to Calypso Cascades or Meadow Mountain or Twin Sisters. Ladies are always welcome to spend time in the Homestead House viewing artifacts from the history of MMR back to its beginning with the Dannels Family in the late 1800s.  There are staff memorabilia there as well as scrapbooks tracing the established camping history from 1960 when the first pioneering group of girls reported that, “YES!” this 200-acre property was perfect for a Girl Scout camp.

Lunch gathers everyone back to the main unit to cook. Believe me when I say that the food is one of the highlights of this event. Susan Baker and her support staff help create and bring into being some of the most adventurous and creative outdoor cooking opportunities, where we try everything from bean-hole cooking to canning rhubarb jam to reflector oven cobbler.

Need a little “me time” after lunch?  We can come and go as we please, and sometimes new ladies arrive to join the fun. Do you have a special program to offer the group? Can you teach yoga, offer archery, do some needlework or other handicrafts, or sponsor a book review or poetry reading under the trees? Just pass the word.  Do you have world travels to report to the group or can we practice some Tai-Chi or strength training or team building activities?

Is it time to cook again already? Dinner might have an international flair or offer a competition to see whose chili is best. Are there special treats you remember from your years ago at camp that we can recreate again? Do you come from a part of the country where there were other camp specialties you’d like to share with us? Dinner might take a while, so come and sit around the fire ring and we’ll probably already be singing. Bring your songbooks, join in, learn new songs, practices some “oldies.” We might even have time for some fairy tales or Pooh stories and eventually we’ll “sing our way home at the close of the day.”

So that was one day. But, we offer almost four whole days! Play, relax, sing, sleep, explore. The whole of MMR is just for our event, so there is plenty of room and time to come and share in the fun.

SAVE THE DATES:      

June 22 – 25, 2020

First meal is Monday lunch; last meal is Thursday brunch.

Cost is $200 for the entire time or $60  for part-timers including three meals. 

Do you have special memories of MMR from times gone by? Were you a camper there in your early years? Were you a staff member while you were in college, learning how to teach and lead and inspire girls in the magic of camp?

Do you have long-lost friends you would like to reconnect with? Have you forgotten where things were or how to get there?

Do you have daughters or grand-daughters or mothers or grand-mothers or aunts or cousins? Some of the most magical experiences have been had by multi-generational teams who come to share in this special adventure.

Did you hear about us from others who had been to Women’s Week before? We’ve been at this for several years now, and it only gets better with time. The event is ours to plan and bring to reality.  It is for sure an event to cherish from one year to the next.

Registration is always open and the informational flyer is below. Please contact the Very Informal Camp Director, Penny “Pan” Roberts, at 970 586 1775 or PO Box 211, Estes Park, Co. 80517

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Brownie “Think Like an Engineer” overnight camp

Submitted by Maria Cross

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

Camping, Journeys, and Girl Scout sisters~ Oh My! Join Ambassador Troop 78527 for a fun-filled overnight camp as you earn your “Think Like An Engineer” Journey!

Who: Girl Scout Brownie troops or Juliettes with adult chaperone

Dates: Friday, January 24 to Saturday, January 25, 2020

When: Arrive at 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Friday, Depart at 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Tomahawk Ranch Girl Scout Camp near Bailey– enjoy heated cabins with bunk beds and bathrooms

During this Journey camp, Brownies will have a blast finding out how engineers use “design” thinking to solve problems. The Ambassadors will guide them in three “design” thinking activities to explore hands-on what it is like to think like an engineer. You will also receive materials for your group to work on a design project to help others. Your girls can take their design project with them to share with their community for their Take Action Project to complete their Journey.

Cost: $70 per girl, $40 per adult- price does not include Journey patches. Girls must attend with adult. Adults above safety-wise ratios pay girl rate.

Registration deadline: Tuesday, January 7

Register/pay online: https://browniethinklikeanengineer.cheddarup.com

Email cross.maria.e@gmail.com with questions.

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OAC Winter Adventure at Twisted Pine: Spaces still available

Space is still available for the Winter Adventure overnight event at Twisted Pine with Outdoor Adventure Club Explorers! This event is open to any Girl Scout in sixth grade to register individually.

  • Dates: Friday, January 24, 2020 6 p.m. – Saturday, January 25       4 p.m.
  •  Fee: $50 (Grants and discounts are available)

This event features a winter wonderland of outdoor activities! You’ll spend the day participating in a variety of winter activities (weather dependent) including hiking and/or snowshoeing, a snow scavenger hunt, and snow science. In the evening, you’ll practice your outdoor cooking skills with a ‘cast iron chef’ challenge!

To register or learn more: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/outdoor_adventure_cl.html

The Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) is a GSCO staff-led program for older Girl Scouts offering monthly high adventure activities such as mountain biking, rock climbing, white water rafting, and skiing. Visit the Outdoor Adventure Club website for more information, and sign up at the interest list below to be notified of future OAC events.

Questions? Email inquiry@gscolorado.org

“Goodnight Moon” at Denver Center for the Performing Arts

“Goodnight Moon” at Denver Center for the Performing Arts is a lively musical based on the beloved story! As the clock strikes seven o’clock, all your favorite characters in the Great Green Room spring to life on stage: Bunny, kittens and mittens, bears and chairs, the red balloon, a (not-so-quiet) old lady, and – of course – cows jumping over the magical moon.

Featuring whimsical music and dance, this captivating adaptation of “Goodnight Moon” is produced as a part of the DCPA’s Theatre for Young Audiences program, which focuses on performances tailored for Pre-K through third grade audiences. The performance is one-hour.

Limited $16 tickets are available for the 1:30 p.m. performance on January 25, 2020. There is also a post-show workshop for Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies with teaching artists! All Girl Scouts receive a patch for attending.

Register now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/goodnight_moon.html

Please click here to view the event flier.

All attendees must be registered Girl Scout members and all adults must be approved volunteers.

Email amy.myers@gscolorado.org with event questions. If you have trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

Girl Scout Day at DU Women’s Gymnastics

Girl Scout Day with University of Denver Gymnastics is Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 2 p.m.  Watch University of Denver Pioneers take on the University of Minnesota. Nationally ranked #7 DU is led by Coach of the Year Melissa Kitcher-Rinehart and reigning NCAA National Co-Champion on floor Lynnzee Brown. There will also be a post-meet autograph session on North Concourse.

Register now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/girl_scout_day_at_du.html 

There is special Girl Scout ticket pricing! General admission tickets are $5, plus fees.

For groups of 20 or more, contact Max Miller at (303) 871-6048 or max.g.miller@du.edu.

Questions? Email amy.myers@gscolorado.org

Girl Scout Day with Colorado College Women’s Basketball

Watch Colorado College Women’s Basketball take on the University of Dallas at El Pomar Arena in Colorado Springs on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 4 p.m. Admission is FREE for all Girl Scouts in uniform or Girl Scout attire. There will also be a post-game autograph session for Girl Scouts! Pre-registration is not required.

Questions? Email amy.myers@gscolorado.org

Camp Christmas at Stanley Marketplace

Girl Scouts, families, and friends are invited to an over-the-top holiday extravaganza at The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace in Aurora. Exclusive Girl Scout discounted tickets available: $10 on December 19 and $15 from December 20 – January 5. Available by phone only: (303) 446-4829.

Stanley Marketplace will be transformed by an over-the-top indoor immersive installation. Camp Christmas is Denver’s newest holiday experience, where yuletide traditions of the past and present get merrily mashed together in a massive 10,000-square-foot wonderland. Come in from the cold with your whole family and get wrapped in the ooey-gooey, odd, and sweet rituals that have brought light to the darkness of winter for thousands of years.

Ticket alert: Camp Christmas has been selling out, especially on weekends and school holidays. Because tickets for each time slot are limited, we highly encourage purchasing tickets in advance.

Questions? Email amy.myers@gscolorado.org.

“Wow the World” cookie rally

Submitted by Meredith Locke

Northern & Northeastern CO

Lafayette

Come join Troop 2235 at the YMCA Ice Rink!

Meet the cookies, learn about this year’s program, do some fun activities, and get ready for a great cookie season!

Date: January 20, 2020

Time: 1:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Place:

Carlston Ice Arena, YMCA of Boulder Valley

2800 Dagny Way

Lafayette 80026

The cost is $8 and includes skate rental and a cool patch.

To register, click https://cookie-rally-59345.cheddarup.com.

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