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Girl Scouts of Colorado honors 2018 Women of Distinction in Denver Oct. 2

Girl Scouts of Colorado honors 2018 Women of Distinction in Denver Oct. 2.

  • Janine Davidson, President, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Ruth Fountain Eide, Community Leader
  • Therese Ellery, Senior Program Officer, Aging Program, Rose Community Foundation
  • Gretchen Hammer, Medicaid Director, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
  • Peggy E. Jennings, CPA, Partner, Eide Bailly LLP
  • Lisa Zúñiga Ramirez, Principal, Senior Portfolio Manager, Segall Bryant & Hamill
  • Meshach Rhoades, Partner, Armstrong Teasdale LLP
  • Terri Richardson, MD, Kaiser Permanente Colorado
  • Tinesha Ross, Government and Commercial Programs, Senior Manager, System Safety & Quality, United Launch Alliance
  • Becky Takeda-Tinker, Ph.D., President & CEO, Colorado State University-Global Campus; and CEO, Beyond Campus Innovations, Inc. an entity of the CSU System Foundation

WHAT: This year’s honorees were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Tasha Jones ’15, Director of Marketing, Forest City, and chosen based on their contributions to the community, both professionally and personally. They are shining examples of corporate, civic and philanthropic leadership.

The event is presented by co-chairs: Pat Cortez ’04, Senior Vice President, Community Affairs Manager

Community Relations and CRA Risk Management Department, Wells Fargo Government and Community Relations Group and Brook Kramer ’16, Senior Vice President, Senior Regional Fiduciary Manager, Philanthropic Services, Wells Fargo Private Bank. The evening includes a three-course dinner and creative dessert featuring Thin Mint cookies. Keynote Speaker is Riley Morgenthaler, Gold Award Girl Scout and recipient of Stephanie A. Foote Leadership Prize for Gold Award Excellence.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

WHERE: Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 South Syracuse Street, Denver, CO 80237 

For more information, contact Heidi Books at 303-607-4833 or heidi.books@gscolorado.org.

For media, RSVP by Sept. 24 to AnneMarie Harper at 303-607-4844 or annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.


Gold Award and Highest Awards and Take Action trainings

We are thrilled to be offering both Gold Award and Highest Awards and Take Action trainings at Leadership Summits across the state for the summer and fall of 2018!

You may be asking, “What is a Leadership Summit?” Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Leadership Summits are learning conferences that offer volunteers (and girls!) the opportunity to get energized for the new membership year and check required trainings off the to-do list. In addition to offering trainings for new and experienced volunteers, we are offering “Older Girl Leadership Summit” tracks at each event where older girls can participate in training all day.

Gold Award Training is required for any girl interested in pursuing her Gold Award.

Highest Awards and Take Action is the perfect opportunity to connect with other troop leaders about successful projects and learn how to let girls take the lead in making a difference in their community with Take Action projects that girls will complete in their Journeys, Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award projects.

Colorado Springs, Saturday, August 25
Older Girl Leadership Summit: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/older_girl_leadership_summit_pp_08_25_2018
Leadership Summit (for adults): https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/leadership_summit_in_colorado_springs_pp_08_25_2018

Loveland, Saturday, September 8
Registration links coming soon!

Denver, Saturday, September 29
Registration links coming soon!

Grand Junction, Saturday, October 20
Super Saturday event, Gold Award training only.
Registration link coming soon!

Questions about Highest Awards? Email highestawards@gscolorado.org

The Princess Academy weekend at Tomahawk Ranch

Submitted by Helmi Sandifer

Metro Denver


We would like to cordially invite you to a weekend at The Princess Academy where girls and princess become something new.

For all of those Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies wishing to become princesses, then your wish has been granted. Come join Senior Troop 61053 at The Princess Academy in the Nation of Tomahawk Ranch, November 2-4 2018.


$100 per girl
$35 per safetywise adult – The number of adults required to chaperone your troop (see Chapter 7 of Volunteer Essentials)
$100 per extra adult

Hosted by: Senior Troop 61053

When: November 2 – 4, 2018

Where: Nation of Tomahawk Ranch

Why Girl Scouts should attend?

Daisies and Brownies will have fun learning to become princesses through different activities. Some activities may include steps for completing badge work.

How people can sign up?

See our troop website for more information:

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Pike’s Peak Leadership Summit: Saturday, August 25, 2018

The 2018 Pike’s Peak Leadership Summit is Saturday, August 25 at Sand Creek High School in Colorado Springs.

This is your opportunity to connect with other volunteers and take a variety of enrichment classes for new and experienced leaders, such as Engaging Families; Troop on a Shoestring Budget; Event Planning; Tips and Tricks: Clique Proof Your Troop; Proficiency Badges and Journeys (PB&J); as well as essential program level 101’s, Daisy/Brownie, Junior, and Cadette and Older Girl; and Multi-level 101.

Participants will enjoy a catered lunch with a chance to share ideas with fellow leaders.

Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors can participate in leadership enrichment courses to expand their skills and knowledge to prepare them for their future in Girl Scouts and beyond. Girls will sign-up for the entire day.  This is a FREE leadership development opportunity! Girls should bring a sack lunch and light snacks will be provided. Sessions include Gold Award, Highest Awards and Take Action, Taking Ownership of Your Girl Scout Experience, Let’s Go on an Adventure, Using Your Leadership Skills for Change, “Selling” Your Girl Scouts Experience. Read class descriptions and register for the older girl classes here: http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2018/older_girl_leadershi.html

Connect with other Girl Scouts in grades 6-12 at these exciting events!

Register Now: http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2018/leadership_summit_in.html



Job shadowing opportunity for 10th, 11th and 12th grade Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Colorado is partnering with Gusto, a Silicon Valley- and Denver-based technology company, to teach girls entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grades what it’s like to write code that solves a real world problem! Gusto will host a group of girls for three (on November 16, 2018 and April 12 and June 28, 2019) four-hour (from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) “jam with software developers, product managers, and designers” sessions with lunch included.

In each session, girls will get a taste of an average day as a developer – from creating a feature to finding and fixing bugs in the code. Over the three sessions, we’ll go through a design sprint to define a problem to tackle with software and design a solution. We hope to inspire a future cohort of computer scientists!

Interested? Apply by October 1: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/gusto_job_experience_opportunity

Questions? Contact Emily Speck, girl experience manager, emily.speck@gscolorado.org

Cave of the Winds sleepover

Submitted by Rose Rundell

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Join us for an amazing night at the Cave of the Winds on Friday, August 24, 2018 or Saturday, August 25! Girl Scouts are going to have the time of their lives. Please come full of energy and ready for an adventure.

1) Cave tour
2) Bat room /maze
3) Wind Walker Challenge Course
4) Panning for gold
5) Stalactite Slide
6) Lazar show on canon walls
7) Movie – with popcorn

Everyone will receive a custom Girl Scout patch along with a grab and go continental breakfast. — **There is no age restrictions for the Wind Walker challenge course, however everyone will need to be at least 42″ tall to go with an adult or 48″ tall to go alone, and must also securely fit the harnesses. When registering please let me know if a Girl is shorter then 42″. We will provide a fun craft for her to do instead.

Please plan on arriving at 5 p.m. to check-in. Everyone needs to be cleaned up and out of the building by 7 a.m. All groups must provide girl-adult ratios

$50 if sleeping outside of the Cave – Open to everyone
$55 if sleeping in the Cave — older girls.

Daisy (K-1)
Brownie (2-3)
Junior (4-5)
Cadette (6-8)
Senior (9-10)
Ambassador (11-12)

The address of Cave of the Winds is 100 Cave of the Winds Rd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

For more information or to register please email Rose at froggerrr@hotmail.com.


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Brownie badge workshop and mini-golf

Submitted by Cassidy C.

Metro Denver

Highlands Ranch

Hi! I’m Cassidy and my troop would love to have Girl Scout Brownies come and start their new school year by attending our workshop. Earn your “Brownie Fair Play” badge and learn about golf! The First Tee of Denver and Troop 62967 will host a “Brownie Fair Play” badge workshop at Aqua Golf in Denver (501 W Florida Avenue, Denver, CO 80223) on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.

Come join Girl Scout Ambassadors and girls from a local high school golf team to learn about the great sport of golf. Have fun, learn about The First Tee of Denver, and some golf basics and then go try your skills at mini-golf. The “Brownie Fair Play” badge will be earned and pizza will be served!

Cost will be $10 per Brownie and includes the badge, mini-golf, and pizza/drink. Adults are free unless playing mini-golf. Mini-golf is $5 per adult.

Space is limited to 30 Girl Scouts and is open to Brownies only. Please sign up to secure your spot: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4da9aa2d6-brownie

Leaders and parents, please plan to attend to maintain GSCO troop safety ratios.PLEASE no tagalongs. Reservation is not set until payment is received. Payment can be via PayPal to catandcass@aol.com or check can be sent to Cathy Christian c/o Troop 62967 10138 Astorbrook Lane Highlands Ranch, CO 80126. Check should be made out to Girl Scout Troop 62967 Questions can be sent to catandcass@aol.com.

I have been a member of both Girl Scouts and The First Tee since kindergarten. I’m not a great golfer, but I love the sport. I’ve been on my high school golf team for the past two years. I have a lot of fun at practice and at the tournaments with my teammates. I’ve had one moment of glory…I did a hole-in-one at a high school tournament this spring! I would like to have other girls try the sport and see if it’s something they would like to do. Golf is a life-long sport and an amazing skill. There are many opportunities open to girls that play golf. The First Tee of Denver offers classes for all skill levels and they have leadership and scholarship opportunities for older girls. I’ve been fortunate to go to two national leadership conferences sponsored by The First Tee. Take a risk, try something new and come have a good time.

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Synchronized swimming with Rocky Mountain Splash

Submitted by Wendy Anderson

Metro Denver


Girl Scout Cadette Devin Johnson has been very busy this year. Not only has she earned her Girl Scout Silver Award, but she also traveled to Ohio in June for the U.S. Synchronized Swimming Junior Olympics.

We all know how important it is to keep children physically active. Like many girls, Devin tried many different sports, dance, ice skating, gymnastics, swim lessons, just to name a few. While she liked each sport well enough, she didn’t become passionate about any sport until she tried Girl Scout Day with Rocky Mountain Splash just a couple years ago. After trying synchronized swimming, she found her real passion! Devin’s Girl Scout troop held swim parties in the past, and they were always a huge hit, but Devin and her friends were ready to take their swimming skills to a new level.

What is synchronized swimming? First, it is synchronized, usually eight girls on a team carefully choreograph and precisely time their movements. And of course, it is swimming! Girls never touch the bottom of the pool during their routines, and they must hold their breath while upside down underwater, requiring expert breath control. It is the grace and beauty–not to mention the leaps and twirls– of dance, ice skating, or gymnastics on the unstable platform of water. It is definitely a great workout!

Devin says she loves the challenge of synchronized swimming. Her parents love to see how Devin is living the Girl Scout Law as part of the team. Many team sports instill values of fair play and helping teammates, and Rocky Mountain Splash is no exception. It certainly takes courage and strength, both physically and mentally, to perform in front of an audience, especially at Junior Olympics. Devin has also become increasing responsible for her own gear and managing her time to juggle synchronized swimming, school, and Girl Scouts. While being a sister to every Girl Scout, or connecting with a members of her synchro team, having a group of girls to depend on is so important to Devin, as it is to all girls.

Do you know someone who is ready to try some synchronized swimming? Rocky Mountain Splash offers a special discount to Girl Scouts who attend their event who want to try synchronized swimming. This year’s synchronized swimming event with Rocky Mountain Splash Event is taking place at Rangeview High School Aurora at 1:15 p.m. on September 8, 2018. Please find more information about the event, including how to register, on the GSCO Events webpage at http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2018/syncronized_swimming.html you can also check out the Rocky Mountain Splash webpage at http://www.rmsplash.org/ or their video at https://vimeo.com/111368763

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Girl Scouts learn firefighting skills from Colorado Springs Fire Department Firefighters

Nearly 20 older Girl Scouts from along the Front Range got the unique opportunity to learn hands-on firefighting, emergency, and leadership skills from female firefighters with the Colorado Springs Fire Department.  Summer Heat Fire was held on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Girls had the chance to put on bunker gear and SCBA (breathing apparatus), search and rescue in a fire tower, aerial climb, and do hose work and auto extrication.

Girl Scouts of Colorado now has a partnership with the Colorado Springs Fire Department and we hope to offer a WEEK-LONG version of this event in the summer of 2019.

Several Colorado Springs media outlets stopped by during the event, including News5/KOAA-TVand Fox21 News/KXRM-TV.

This is Home: A Denver Day of Community Action featuring Yo-Yo Ma

Submitted by Kaylie Showers

Metro Denver


World renowned cellist and activist Yo-Yo Ma will be kicking off his international tour in Colorado with a performance at Red Rocks. On August 2, 2018, he will be visiting several Denver neighborhoods, culminating with a celebration in Mariposa from 3 – 6 p.m., where he will take part in a community conversation and artistic performances. This event will bring together non-profit service providers and community members who are already hard at work in their Colorado neighborhoods.

“This is Home: A Denver Day of Community Action,” hosted by local youth empowerment non-profit Youth on Record, the Colorado Governor’s Office, Denver Housing Authority, and The Music District, will feature live performances, free appetizers and drinks, and interactive art exhibits. This is the first time this exhibit has been done and we are the first stop on his international community tour.

Our goal is to bring together a diverse group of providers and participants to share, explore, learn, and grow. Follow this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/this-is-home-yo-yo-ma-tickets-48394553412 to RSVP for yourself and any participants you plan on attending with you.

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