What’s a pinewood derby? A pinewood derby is a gravity-powered miniature car racing event for Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts, with the guidance of parents, build their own cars from a wood derby car kit containing a block of pine, plastic wheels, and metal axles. Registrants come together to race each other on a sloped race track. This event helps girls gain an understanding of woodworking tools, engineering principles, and builds sportsmanship, good citizenship, and personal achievement qualities.
Come join us for this fun event that will bring all our local Girl Scouts together. Each girl will build and decorate their own car and bring it to the derby to race against cars made by other girls. We ask that each girl help with as much of the design, construction, and/or finish work as possible on her car. All registrants will be required to follow the provided pinewood derby build rules and participate in the MANDATORY weigh-in the night before the race. After weigh-in, cars will remain at the venue until the race time. Each car will be raced a minimum of four times during the event. Your dad, brother, and little sister want to build their own car to race? We’ll have a family division race just for them!
Registration is $20. The cost includes the car kit and a fun patch, and the winners of each division will receive a trophy! Concessions will be available for purchase. REGISTER HERE: https://www.troop65575.com/register.
The event is April 13, 2019 from 9 a.m. – noon (doors open at 8:30 a.m.) at the Broomfield United Methodist Church 545 W 10th Ave in Broomfield– with the weigh-in happening at Coyote Ridge Elementary the evening of April 12. More details can be found on our site https://www.troop65575.com/home.
This is the first year Brownie Troop 65575 is hosting. We are looking forward to a great turnout.
Global Girl Scout activities help boost girls’ awareness of the world through cross-cultural learning opportunities—and help her better understand important global issues, giving her the power, inspiration, and resources to make the world a better place. Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low once famously said, “Girl Scouting and Girl Guiding can be the magic thread which links the youth of the world together.” Troop leaders and parents are invited to learn how to enhance their Girl Scouts’ global experience at Passport to the World of Global Girl Scouts on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Heart of Longmont Church. There will be activities relating to badge, patch, and Journey requirements and an introduction to other Global programs for girls at every grade level.
Troop 71 of Aurora invites you to our third annual Race like a G.I.R.L. powder puff derby on April 29, 2019. Our girls enjoyed racing their cars so much that they continue to put this event on even after our initial purpose. We started this as a way for our troop to break stereotypes on their Junior “aMuse” Journey. The girls looked at car racing from a STEM perspective, with a creative mind in product design, and it became a fun night to share with friends and family. The girls design a pinewood derby car that they will race and can even vote on best car designs. This event has helped girls earn badges from all levels and continues to inspire more learning. We hope you join in on fun this year. Register by going to the Events Calendar on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website. The deadline to register is April 26.
The APhA-ASP Women’s Health Initiative at the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy is excited to announce our fourth annual “Becoming a Girl: Preventative Health Workshop” on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9 a.m. – noon.
Workshops will include body image, nutrition, bullying, medication safety, stress management, and exercise/dance!
The link also includes a map of how to get to our campus, where to park, and who to contact if you have any questions or concerns. Several girls approached me at the workshop last year and expressed how much they valued and enjoyed this opportunity. We hope your troops can learn something new (and have some fun) with us on April 27! They will get patches for attending!
Alpha Phi Omega at the University of Denver will be hosting our fourth annual Girl Scout University on Saturday, May 4, 2019. There is a morning session from 9 – 11 a.m. and an afternoon session from noon – 2 p.m. Each session costs $7.50, or a full day with two sessions for $15 per Girl Scout. This event is for Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes. There are four badge workshop options for Brownies, eight for Juniors, and eight for Cadettes. There are a variety of science, business, and arts badges.
Parents are welcome to stay. We will have a room available for parents to relax, do work, or whatever they choose. We host this event, so we can help young girls with learning new skills and discovering new passions. During each session, Girl Scouts can complete badge requirements! Each session will be held by a college volunteer from our fraternity, and is a great experience for us as well! Badges are not included in the price of the workshop and will not be provided day of.
Workshops will be in Sturm Hall (2000 E Asbury Ave, Denver, CO 80210).
Girl Scout Daisies are invited to the Daisy Flower Garden Journey at the Denver Botanic Gardens on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, 2019! Spend part of your day at the Gardens and complete this fun Daisy Journey. Daisies will tour ten activity stations and complete fun gardening-themed activities to meet Journey requirements.
Troop leaders and parents: this is a great opportunity for Daisies to complete their first Girl Scout Journey! This Journey event includes a service project, which means Daisies can complete the whole Journey by visiting all ten stations throughout the Garden. You are also free to visit all the Gardens have to offer throughout the event and after activity stations close.
Choose from a 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. entry into the Gardens on Saturday or Sunday. Activity stations will close each day at 2 p.m.
Space is limited to 125 Girl Scout Daisies per entry time with a total event capacity of 250 Daisy Girl Scouts each day. This event usually fills early, so we recommend registering as soon as possible.
Registration will close April 16 OR when event capacity has been met.
Please note, this event is for the Daisy Flower Garden Journey and does not include earning Daisy Petals, as that is a separate activity. The event fee does not include Journey books and petal badges. Troops and girls can purchase Journey books and badges at the GSCO store or at our online store at http://www.girlscoutshop.com/COLORADO-COUNCIL. Journey books are not required, but some troops find them helpful to bring along to the event.
This is not a drop off event. All Girl Scouts must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader. Siblings and tag-alongs may attend but may not participate in activity stations.
Girl Scout Troop 7 is doing three Outdoor Skills Days with the opportunity to earn some badges. Tickets are going fast, but there are still some available for Saturday, April 13 and Saturday, May 4, 2019! If you want to know more, check out the document below that has all the info you need. Hope to see you there!
Starting to plan your first overnight trip (1-2 nights) or your first extended trip (3 nights or more) with your troop?
Awesome! You’ll find the GSCO Overnight Trips and Extended Trips classes on our eLearning site. Both classes are designed to support your experience in planning the trips with girls and their families and include the information you need to know about safety, outdoor and travel progression, and resources. The Overnight trips class is a prerequisite for Extended Trips and for Cooking and Camping.
If your troop plans include camping outdoors and/or cooking outdoors, you’ll need to take the Cooking and Camping class. The class is taught in-person at outdoor settings around the state. Check our events calendar for classes in March, April, May, and June.
The class is fun, interactive, and covers all you need to know to teach girls outdoor skills, like setting-up camp, building fires and fire safety, cooking outdoors, knot tying, and knife safety.
For questions about online classes, please contact Shannon Weaver, Adult Experience Manager, at (303) 607 – 4897 or email her at Shannon.Weaver@gscolorado.org.
For questions about in-person volunteer learning opportunities, please contact Brandi Martinez, Training Manager, at (303) 607 – 4856, or email her at Brandi.Martinez@gscolorado.org.
Want to experience a Destination, but not quite ready to travel out of the state? You are in luck! This year, GSUSA is hosting an AMAZING Destination in Cortez from June 30- July 6, 2019.
Join archaeologists at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez to take part in hands-on fieldwork. You’ll help excavate great houses on a site located nearby on private land. When you’re not busy digging into the past of ancestral Pueblo great houses, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the Four Corners region of the American Southwest, going to restaurants, museums, and sites such as Hovenweep National Monument, the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, and Mesa Verde National Park.
On the day you arrive, researchers will conduct an orientation and brief you on the work you’ll be doing. Fieldwork will begin on the second day, where you will:
Excavate ancient households and public architecture: Most days, you’ll arrive at the dig immediately after breakfast and spend much of the day working with hand trowels, brooms, buckets, and screens to remove and identify artifacts and other archaeological finds. Your work may focus on the excavation of homes, middens (trash deposits), and the great houses.
Survey for future excavation sites: Help with remote sensing surveys that identify likely areas of archaeological significance. Remote sensing tools are used to identify features beneath the ground that may have been overlooked by standard survey techniques.
Survey for future excavation sites: Excavate a site of the ancient Pueblo II community.
Lab Analysis: Process artifacts recovered from excavations—pottery, lithics (stone tools), ground stone, and animal bone—which includes washing, sorting, cataloging, and labeling them.
In the evenings, you’ll head back to the field station for dinner and time to relax. Additionally, you may attend programs, including an introduction to research at Crow Canyon, presentation by staff archaeologists, and guest lectures on current research in Southwestern archaeology.