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Celebrate World Thinking Day: Meet a Girl Guide from Bangladesh

Did you know that there are ten million Girl Scouts and Girl Guides who represent 150 countries all over the world?

In celebration of World Thinking Day 2021, Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to a special “Meet an Expert” session on Monday, February 22 at 5 p.m. to meet a Girl Guide from Bangladesh! Register now: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/meet_an_expert_girl_guide_from_bangladesh_webinar_02_22_2021

We ask that girls submit questions for our guest in advance using the registration form. Our guest will tell girls all about life in Bangladesh, what she does as a Girl Guide, and then answer questions from Girl Scouts.

When registering you are telling us you will be logging in LIVE! Our guest will prepare based on registration numbers, so please make sure you log in on time. The program will be recorded and posted to the GSCO YouTube channel. Do not register if you plan to watch the recording.

We will use Zoom to host this program. All information on how to join online or via phone will be emailed out to registrants the day before the program. 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.

Registration will close February 18.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

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February 2021 Badge Series: Registration is NOW Open

Sign up for our Badge Series program in February 2021 to earn badges related to philanthropy. This program is the perfect complement to the work you are doing through the Girl Scout Cookie Program to learn about being an entrepreneur and philanthropy!

We will kick off the month of February with leaders and girls accessing the courses on our new Google Classroom site. Login information will be sent in the evening of February 2!

Badges for this month are:

If you are not a member of Girl Scouts of Colorado, you can register your girl by accessing our nationwide registration form: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/badge_series_girl_scouts_nationwide_virtual_2020_2021

The deadline to register is Monday, February 1.

Questions? Email MaryKatherine.Thorn@gscolorado.org.

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 was at the can send in her story here.

2021 Women’s Week and MMR Reunion: Registration NOW Open

Submitted by Penny Roberts

Northern & Northeastern CO

Allenspark

Registration is open now for Women’s Week 2021 and the 60th Anniversary Meadow Mountain Ranch Reunion.  The dates are July 22 – 26, and the reunion’s special events will take place on Saturday, July 24.

Women’s Week has been running for several years now, with the exception, of course, of 2020, and those previous participants have been anxiously awaiting the return of the event.  As a result, Women’s Week will be sponsoring the reunion event, and activities will be integrated and coordinated throughout the weekend.

The theme for the combined event is “I Am Camp,” and many of you will remember the beloved poem which starts out “I am Camp; I am sunlight, a sheen on the water, a mist on the mountains, and stars.”  Our MMR staff alum, and artist in residence for many years, Deb Heidebrecht (“Pepper”) has created a themed graphic logo, which you will see on the flier and registration form below.  This logo will be featured on all materials as well as items for purchase during the events.

Women’s Week is open to all women ages 18 and up, and the reunion on Saturday is open to all MMR alums, families, GSCO staff, Board members, former campers, and friends.  For Women’s Week, you don’t have to be a registered Girl Scout or ever even been to camp before.  It’s a great chance to go to the high country in Colorado and have fun in the out-of-doors as a camper yourself.  The program plans itself, while all the usual activities are built in.  Hiking, singing, cooking, crafts, nature activities, tours of the area – – – the sky’s the limit.  If you have a special program to offer, please bring your materials and ideas and we will see there is a time for it.

Of course, the cuisine is one of the big attractions.  We love to cook outside over an open fire if conditions allow.  We are quite adventurous in our menu selections, while accommodating any special dietary needs.  If you remember doing Dutch oven cooking, bean hole cooking, stick cooking, or other outdoor cooking techniques, we’ll probably have it for you.  A chili cook-off or a pineapple upside down cake Dutch oven competition have been big hits in past years.

We are hoping to fill our event, while being aware during our planning that changes or restrictions might apply.  Keep your fingers crossed and register early if numbers are limited. Please contact Penny Roberts, very informal camp director, at (970) 586-1775 or email probertscolo@gmail.com if you have any questions.

2021 Women’s Week and MMR Reunion

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Register NOW for Tools for Independence- Older Girl Club

Starting off 2021, Tools for Independence- Older Girl Club will focus on the importance of understanding your sense of purpose. Register NOW to join GSCO staff on February 1: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2021/feb01_tools_for_inde.html
 
When transitioning into a next stage of life, the questions of “Who am I?” and “What will I do in life?” may be popping into your head. This workshop will give you the tools to start figuring out your personal why and how you can use that to be an independent, successful woman. During this workshop, you will find your personal strengths, values, and what career fields you would thrive in. Finding your why in life will empower you to be a confidant leader that makes the world a better place.
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OAC March 2021: Registration is Now Open

The Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) is back and registration is now open for our first event of the Spring 2021 season. Space is limited so register now!

On March 13 or March 14, 2021, Girl Scouts will spend half a day rock climbing at Garden of the Gods and half the day hiking and exploring the park. Join us as we kickoff the Spring 2021 OAC season! Register and learn more at the links below:

• Option 1 – Saturday, March 13: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2021/mar13_oac.html
• Option 2 – Sunday, March 14: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2021/mar14_oac.html

For more information about the Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) and future events, check out the pages listed below:

• OAC website: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/outdoors/outdoor-adventure-club.html
• OAC FAQ page: https://girlscoutsofcolorado.wixanswers.com/en/article/outdoor-adventure-club-faqs
• OAC Registration FAQ page: https://girlscoutsofcolorado.wixanswers.com/en/article/outdoor-adventure-club-registration-faqs

Questions? Email inquiry@gscolorado.org.

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 was at the can send in her story here.

Celebrate World Thinking Day 2021 with Girl Scouts across the United States

On February 22, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides across 150 countries celebrate World Thinking Day—that’s one big celebration!

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), along with Girl Scouts of the USA and the other WAGGGS member organizations, have celebrated World Thinking Day since 1926. That’s when delegates from around the globe met at Camp Edith Macy—now called Edith Macy Conference Center—in New York state and agreed February 22 would now be known as a special day for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts worldwide. Observed by 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts worldwide, World Thinking Day 2021 celebrates what it means to be a peacebuilder, an important component of our global Movement.

This year, in an effort to bring more program opportunities directly to girls safely at home, we have complied a list of World Thinking Day programs across the country. Each program and Girl Scout council listed on this resource has opened their virtual doors to Girl Scouts from anywhere in the country. Do you have a Girl Scout friend or family member in another state? Give them a call and see if you want to participate in a World Thinking Day program together, no matter where you are!

World Thinking Day programs across the United States*: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UriLTqAXQNgDdkbKWVcXR8zbIA4WjXy9QBazgfQQGN8/edit?usp=sharing

Girl Scouts of all ages can also recognize this important day with at-home activities using guides from WAGGGS and GSUSA. Activity guides are now available for 2021 for all Girl Scout levels.

This list was compiled by Girl Scouts of Colorado. If you have questions about the resource, please email Aimee Artzer, Community Partnerships Manager, at aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org. If you have questions about a specific program listed in the resource, please contact the Girl Scout staff listed on the individual program page.

* This list will be updated as we receive new program information.

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Snow Badge Spectacular: Registration Open Now

It’s winter and that means it’s time to get out and earn your Snow badge! Join the GSCO Outdoor Program team and Sandra Clark, Marketing Manager at The North Face, on a webinar on Wednesday,  February 10, 2021 from 5 – 6 p.m. to learn more about how to plan, prepare, and train for you outdoor adventure. We will walk you through the steps of the Snow badge and give you special tips, tricks, and resources to help you earn your badge. We know that each level of the Snow badge covers different snow sports, so we’ll be sure to cover each one, including snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and downhill skiing/snowboarding.

To learn more and to register: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2021/feb10_snow_badge_spe.html

We will be recording this webinar and posting it to the GSCO YouTube channel for those that are unable to make it to the live event.

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 was at the can send in her story here.

Meet an Expert: Women of the U.S. Space Force

Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to invite girls of all ages to attend special “Meet an Expert” sessions with women in the U.S. Space Force (USSF) in January 2021. Girls will hear from an amazing panel of women and participate in a live Q&A session.

January 12, 4-4:45 p.m.: Daisies, Brownies, Juniors

January 19, 4-4:45 p.m.: Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors

Register now: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/meet_an_expert_women_of_the_u_s_space_force_webinar_01_12_2021_01_19_2021 

Please submit your questions for our panelists in advance through registration.

Participation in this session will help meet requirements for the new STEM Career Exploration badges for Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes.

When registering you are telling us you will be logging in LIVE! Our panelists will prepare based on registration numbers, so please log in on time. Both sessions will be recorded. Do not register if you plan to watch the recording.

We will use Zoom to host these sessions. All information on how to join online or via phone will be emailed 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.

Registration will close the day before the program.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

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 was at the can send in her story here.

Meet an Expert: 9-1-1 Center Manager

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to meet Jennifer Kirkland, a 9-1-1 Center Manager at the Grand Junction Regional Communication Center, on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 4 – 5 p.m. MST. Jennifer will take girls on a virtual tour of the Grand Junction 9-1-1 Center, and then talk about the job, how to get started, and how rewarding being a 9-1-1 professional can be. This will be a behind-the-scenes look at a job that happens 24-hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year!

Register now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2021/jan28_meet_an_expert.html

After Jennifer’s presentation, Girl Scouts will have a chance to ask questions live through the chat box. By completing registration, you are telling us you will be joining the session LIVE on January 28. Please make sure to mark your calendar and join on time. We will be recording the session and posting to YouTube so you can watch in the future. Please do not complete registration if you are planning to watch the recording.

We will use Zoom to host this webinar. All information on how to join online or via phone will be emailed 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.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

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 was at the can send in her story here.

The CELL’s Virtual 365 Series: Radicalization and Violent Extremism Today

Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors are invited to attend The CELL’S Virtual 365 National Security Event Series: Radicalization and Violent Extremist Today on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 4 – 4:45 p.m. This program session is for Girl Scouts in grades 9-12 only. Girl Scouts from outside Colorado are welcome to participate.

Register now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2021/feb04_the_cell_s_vir.html Registration will close Thursday, January 28 OR when capacity is met.

The Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL) is dedicated to the prevention of terrorism through education, empowerment, and engagement. As a nonprofit, non-partisan institution, its exhibit, speaker series, and training initiatives provide a comprehensive look at the threat of terrorism and how individuals can play a role in the prevention of terrorism, ultimately enhancing public safety.

This program has been adapted specifically for virtual learning. A CELL educator will take girls through a lesson and they will hear from Jesse Morton, former Al-Qaeda propagandist, and Christian Picciolini, a former white supremacist. Their remarkable stories will address:

  • Violent extremist threat today
  • Who is vulnerable to radicalization and why
  • Ways to recognize and help prevent extremist recruitment tactics

Information on how to join the program online will be included in your confirmation email.

This program will be available to watch as a recording for one week after the program date. If interested in watching, please register and use the information provided in the confirmation email to watch the recording. The recording will not be available to those who do not register and will not be available past February 11.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

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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.