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RSVP now for 2018 Highest Awards celebrations

UPDATE: Registration for the Denver Metro Highest Awards celebration on April 29, 2018 and Pikes Peak Highest Awards celebration on May 4, 2018 are now closed. We have reached capacity.

Congratulations to Colorado’s newest Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award Girl Scouts! You have made change in your corner of the world, maybe even beyond, now it is time to celebrate your accomplishment!

Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award Girl Scouts who have earned their distinction in the last year are invited to participate in one of Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Highest Awards celebrations across the state. We have several celebrations planned throughout April and May and cannot wait to see you there. Use the information below to see these events on our calendar and RSVP for one of these exciting celebrations. Please note that everyone planning to attend (girls, troop leaders, guests, etc.) must RSVP online ahead of time.

Instructions for how to prepare for the celebration will be included in your confirmation email after you RSVP online.
Questions? Email HighestAwards@gscolorado.org

*Please note that capacity is limited at the Northern CO, Pikes Peak, and Denver Metro events. We ask that each girl bring only four or fewer guests. Additionally, events may reach capacity and close before the posted RSVP deadline.

Friday, April 20, 6 p.m.
Center for American Values
Pueblo, CO

Sunday, April 22, 2 p.m.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Loveland
Loveland, CO

Sunday, April 29, 2 p.m.
Denver Marriott Tech Center
Denver, CO

Friday, May 4, 6 p.m.
Penrose House Garden Pavilion
Colorado Springs, CO

Sunday, May 6, 2 p.m.
Colorado Mesa University
Grand Junction, CO

Friday, May 11, 6 p.m.
Silverthorne Pavilion
Silverthorne, CO

Outdoor Skills Days

Submitted by Theresa Szczurek

Northern & Northeastern CO


Senior/Ambassador Troop 70007 offers Outdoor Skills Days to Colorado Girl Scouts who are Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes each year to prepare younger Girl Scouts for camping and other outdoor activities.

2018 Skills Days will be offered on the following dates:

Regular Day Camp

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Where: Boulder Valley Church of Christ, 270 76th Street, Boulder, CO 80303

When: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 28

Where: Heart Of Longmont Church, 350 11th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501

When: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Advanced Day Camp

Saturday, April 21

Where: Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 3690 East 128th Avenue, Thornton, CO 80241

When: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Hailed as a fun, hands-on, all day event, Outdoor Skills Days are back by popular demand! Run by experienced Senior/Ambassador Troop 70007 from Boulder, this camp for first graders and older includes a sample of outdoor skills to learn and improve including: knife use, knots, compass and orienteering, fire building, campsite set-up, and first aid.  These skills days will prepare young girls for their first camping experience, teaching them many of the necessary skills. All skills are taught at each skills day so girls only need to attend one of the three skills days offered. Learn more, including how to register: https://sites.google.com/site/gsoutdoorskillsdayscolorado/

2018 Outdoor Skills Day Camps Flyer – revised

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Girl Scout SCIENCE Camp

Submitted by Marybel Good

Metro Denver


Register your daughter 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, campers will explore a different theme of science including food science, engineering, and Harry Potter science. Camp will be held in a park in Westminster, Colorado from June 4 – June 8, 2018.

Visiting science experts will make engaging presentations on biomimicry and rocket launches. These will be followed by hands-on activities, so the girls are able to experiment with the information they learn.

Have you ever eaten slime made out of gummy bears? In addition to fun food science projects like edible slime, your camper 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. In addition, younger girls will be inspired by the older Girl Scouts working as Program Aides.

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

Questions? email: GScamp64021@comcast.net

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Golf Workshops for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors

Daisy, Brownies, and Juniors have a chance to try golf and earn badges in three workshops, May 5 and 6, 2018, planned by the Colorado Golf Association. Brownies can earn their Fair Play badge and Juniors can earn their Practice with Purpose badge. Daisies won’t earn a badge or petal, but will have a workshop specifically designed for their age group. All workshops will be taught by instructors through Colorado Golf Association.

Cost is $15 per Girl Scout for all workshops. Badges are included in the cost for the Brownie and Junior workshops. CGA will host the workshops at Common Grounds Golf Course in Aurora. Space is limited to 20 girls per session, so we anticipate these workshops will fill fast.

The Daisy golf workshop is planned for the afternoon of May 6 and the registration link is https://goo.gl/x1SB9S. The Brownies Fair Play badge workshop is planned for the morning of May 5. Interested Girl Scouts can register at https://goo.gl/uTqW8u. The Junior Practice with a Purpose badge workshop will be hosted on the morning of May 6. Juniors can register at https://goo.gl/zjvkZd.

Questions? For more information, please contact Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org.


Royal Gorge Girl Scout Bridging

Join Girl Scouts across Colorado for our annual Girl Scout Bridging at the Royal Gorge Bridge on Saturday, May 19, 2018! GSCO is organizing an official bridging walk at the bridge in Canon City at 11 a.m. and will host a short reception afterwards. Cost is $5/Girl Scout and $3/friends and family, plus $17 per person for discounted entry to the park, which is good all day.

Registration will be done in two parts. To participate in GSCO’s Bridging Ceremony and reception, please register at https://goo.gl/35nkcT . Registration deadline for the reception is May 15. Each Girl Scout registration includes a special Centennial event patch.

Admission tickets for the bridge can also be purchased the day of the event at the bridge’s admission center. Tickets can also be purchased by contacting the Royal Gorge Bridge directly at (719) 275-7507. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family will need to purchase an admission ticket to enter the Royal Gorge for the bridging ceremony.

Not bridging, but still want to enjoy the Royal Gorge Bridge? Not a problem! All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are welcome to enjoy the discounted admission for the day. Just arrive before 11 a.m. to purchase tickets.

Interested in camping near the Royal Gorge for this event? Check out these campsites:

•Royal Gorge Park – https://goo.gl/wXcUIX
•Other campsites on the hill close to the Royal Gorge – http://www.canoncitycolorado.com/camping

For more information about the bridge, go to http://royalgorgebridge.com/Questions? Please contact Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org.

Free Being Me workshop

Submitted by Carrie Harding

Metro Denver


Hosted by Girl Scout Troop 1068, Free Being Me is a partnership with Dove that focuses on body image and self confidence. It teaches girls, ages 7-10, to love and accept themselves for who they are. There are many fun and interactive activities for the girls in order to help them gain confidence and love themselves. Girls will also learn that there is not just one way to beautiful, as we see in the media, but many ways that make the world diverse with beauty. Girls will receive a fun patch after they complete all steps of the session. We will also provide a light snack during the event.

March 31, 2018 at Joy Lutheran Church in Parker (7051 Parker Hills Ct, Parker, CO 80138) from 12 – 5:30 p.m. Register by March 28 through this link: https://free-being-me-workshop-13354.cheddarup.com

April 29 at Bethany Lutheran Church (4500 E Hampden Ave, Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113) from 1 – 6:30 p.m. Register by April 22 through this link: https://free-being-me-workshop-denver.cheddarup.com

This event costs $10 per girl. We will make sure to provide breaks to keep your girls happy and entertained. Adult volunteers and troop leaders are needed to maintain safety ratios, but we cannot accommodate additional siblings or other guests. If you have any questions or need additional information, email our troop at troop1068@hotmail.com or call (720) 253-7553.

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Rocky Mountain Horse Expo: Special session for first time riders




Submitted by Julie Fischer

Metro Denver


During the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo  (March 8-11, 2018), Richard Shrake would like to find Girl Scouts who want to learn to ride, but have never had the chance to do so. He has done this at other events and people seem to really like it. Anyone that is interested can email us at CHC@coloradohorsecouncil.com or hersheysheavenlyhorses@earthlink.net.  You can also call us directly at (719) 440-4979.

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Youth Horse Experience at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo

Submitted by Julie Fischer

Metro Denver


Join your Girl Scout sisters for the Youth Horse Experience at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo on March 10, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the National Western Complex in Denver.

Registration: $40 for the Youth Horse Experience. Admission into RMHE for one girl and one adult, and two tickets to the Mane Event.

Link to register: https://www.coloradohorsecouncil.com/…/scouting-youth-prog…/

Spread the word and contact Julie Fischer at (303) 747-2512 or dj3fischer@wildblue.net. 

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GSU Registration: One week remaining

Submitted by Rachel Pierstorff

Metro Denver


There are lots of spots for Brownies at GSU! Remember to sign up for Girl Scout University at the University of Denver! On April 14, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Girl Scouts have the opportunity to learn and earn two badges in one fun-filled day! Badges are filling quickly, but we still have lots of openings!

Registration: https://girl-scout-university-2018-du.cheddarup.com

For questions, please contact gsu@apo-alphaetaiota.org.

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Day camp openings in Broomfield and Arvada

Submitted by Rebecca Lankford

Metro Denver


Troop 63572 of Broomfield is hosting two day camps this summer.

Skills and Thrills June 25 – 29, 2018 at East Interlocken Park in Broomfield and She’s Too Crafty July 30 – August 3 at Arvada United Methodist Church in Arvada. The cost per girl is $175. Adult volunteers are needed to help the camps be successful and you can be reimbursed for two girl fees if you volunteer for either week.

Skills and Thrills is planned to teach girls camping skills and help them gain confidence in the outdoors. Our troop has participated in Reach for the Peak and gone on many camping trips and we would love for more troops in our area to get outdoors!

She’s Too Crafty will include a variety of crafting fun plus visits to the Arvada Center and Majestic View Nature Center. This is a new location for this camp and we are excited about all of the opportunities the campers will have nearby. Since this camp takes place late in the summer much of it will be indoors, but girls will be outside every day.

For more information and to register, visit: https://scoutingforfun.com/

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