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Webinars with the U.S. Census Bureau

Join Girl Scouts of Colorado staff and a representative from the U.S. Census Bureau – Denver Region to learn all about the 2020 Census and its impact. Learn about the history of the Census, how this year’s Census is different, current response rate in Colorado, and more! We will also review the “Stand and Be Counted” patch program and will have time for an open Q&A.

Both webinars are open to anyone who is interested. Thursday, April 9, 2020 will be designed for K – fifth grade. Tuesday, April 14 will be designed for sixth – eighth  grade. Capacity is limited for each webinar. If capacity is met, we will schedule additional webinars.

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.

Register for April 9 (K – fifth grade):

https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/girl_scout_webinar_with_the_u_s_census_bureau_04_09_2020

Register for April 14 (sixth – eighth grade):

https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/girl_scout_webinar_with_the_u_s_census_bureau_04_14_2020

Questions? Email GSCO Community Partnerships Manager Aimee Artzer at aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

FBI Teen Academy in Ft Collins

The FBI’s Teen Academy program allows high school students an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today’s FBI. Generally, each course iteration is a minimum of eight hours, but can be a week-long program with blocks of instruction and demonstrations at a local field office. Students are provided with several presentations on topics including terrorism, cyber crime, public corruption, polygraph exams, evidence response, SWAT, and the day-to-day operations of a typical FBI office. Students also learn from special agents, intelligence analysts, language specialists, and professional staff about investigative tactics that include gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and assisting with cases.

How to  apply

At this time, the FBI hopes to host their teen academies as scheduled. Any change in status will be communicated to all applicants.

FBI Denver will be hosting three teen academies in 2020:

  • Wind River, Wyoming on May 9, 2020
  • Casper, Wyoming on May 30, 2020
  • Ft. Collins, Colorado on July 24, 2020

Applications and supporting essays for any Teen Academy must be received by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31. Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted.

Apply online: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/denver/community-outreach#Teen-Academy

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Secrets to Success: Conversation Station Leader Shauna Johnson, Technical Manager, Candlelight Dinner Playhouse

As of March 16, 2020, this event has been canceled.

All girls in grades 6-12 are invited to connect with professional women in a variety of career paths at Girl Scouts of Colorado’s first “Secrets to Success” event in Northern Colorado on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Aims Community College. Girls will personally engage with top women leaders in a variety of career fields such as law, emergency response, animal care, theatre, and more. This event joins today’s leaders with the next generation, to share their expertise and provide inspiration for success. Financial assistance and travel stipends are available. Register now: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/2020secrets_to_success_nc_04_18_2020

In preparation for this exciting event, we are thrilled to announce some of the amazing women whom girls will be engaging with, including Shauna Johnson, Technical Manager, Candlelight Dinner Playhouse.

Shauna Johnson grew up in a musical family and fell in love with the technical side of theatre in high school. Her career has spanned more than 20 years and she has been with the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse since it opened in 2008. While at the Candlelight, she has worked as Technical Director and Stage Manager, and is now part of the Executive Management Team as Technical Manager, which means she is responsible for all technical areas and the maintenance of the building. Shauna received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from the University of Northern Colorado and has worked as a designer and technician for many theatre companies across the state, as well as Stage Manager and Head Carpenter at the Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley for local productions and National Tours. Shauna is a proud 2015 True West Award winner for her management and special effect work on “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” at the Candlelight. When asked about the challenges women face in technical theatre she says, “Women can be found in all aspects of theatre. However, Technical Directing tends to appeal to men more, so it has always been a challenge for me to prove that I belong. I have always believed that hard work, expert knowledge, and refined skills should have more impact when it comes to any job, regardless of age, race, or sex. I am proud that, by simply doing the work and doing it well, I am valuable and I have gained the respect of my colleagues, not only at the Candlelight, but across the state.”

When she isn’t working, Shauna has most likely escaped to the mountains with her dogs or can be found cheering on the Rockies and spoiling her nieces and nephews.

Mother-Daughter Tea Party

Submitted by Jennifer Lemm

Metro Denver

Broomfield

Troop 68214 is inviting all Girl Scouts and their special female adult to celebrate together. Come enjoy tea, hot chocolate, and other beverages, along with small treats while decorating your very own mug to take home.

There are two dates to choose from, Saturday, May 2 or Saturday, May 9, 2020 from 2:30 – 4 p.m. at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church (parish hall), 1700 W 10th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020. Cost is $12 per person and all attendees need to register. Troops attending together are responsible for maintaining safety-wise ratios.

Space is limited, so register now: https://mother-daughter-tea-79644.cheddarup.com

Questions? Contact Jen Lemm at owenlemm@gmail.com

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Secrets to Success: Conversation Station Leader Lisa Denke, P.E., Project Manager/Engineer

As of March 16, 2020, this event has been canceled.

All girls in grades 6-12 are invited to connect with professional women in a variety of career paths at Girl Scouts of Colorado’s first “Secrets to Success” event in Northern Colorado on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Aims Community College. Girls will personally engage with top women leaders in a variety of career fields such as law, emergency response, animal care, theatre, and more. This event joins today’s leaders with the next generation, to share their expertise and provide inspiration for success. Financial assistance and travel stipends are available. Register now: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/2020secrets_to_success_nc_04_18_2020

In preparation for this exciting event, we are thrilled to announce some of the amazing women whom girls will be engaging with, including Lisa Denke, P.E., Project Manager/Engineer.

Lisa graduated from Wind River High School in Wyoming and attended the local community college, earning an Associate degree in Music. Lisa moved to Laramie where she studied music and engineering, graduating from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

After graduation, she took several jobs where she was doing things that would be considered Mechanical Engineering, such as job cementing, acidizing, and fracking.  Later, jobs required other skills, such as chemistry, leading her to retake basic chemistry at Colorado State University. Lisa believes what you learn in school can be very relevant to what you do in your job and learning shouldn’t ever stop!

Currently, Lisa works as an engineering consultant, and recently taught Oilfield Operations in Dubai, showing you never know where your talents will be needed! She also leads the hymns at her church and sings special music selections. She enjoys learning about the history of this area, including Germans from Russia.

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame patch workshops

 

This event has been canceled as of March 13, 2020.

Join GSCO for Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame patch workshops on Saturday, April 4, 2020 in Grand Junction! Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to special workshops at the GSCO service center to earn their Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame patch! Supporters of the COWHF will lead girls through activities adapted from the online instructions and girls will receive their patch at the workshop. Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies are invited to a morning workshop from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors are invited to an afternoon workshop from 1 – 3 p.m.

Register online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/colorado_women_s_hal.html

This is not a drop-off event. All Girl Scouts must attend with a troop leader, parent, or guardian.

Registration will close when the workshops have met capacity OR on Wednesday, April 1.

This patch program launched in 2019 to provide girls across the state an opportunity to learn the stories of women who have shaped our state and the nation’s history with courage, leadership, intelligence, and creativity.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

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OAC April 2020 environmental service projects: Registration NOW open

Spring is almost here and we are celebrating with the Outdoor Adventure Club’s annual environmental service projects! Event registration is NOW OPEN and closes on April 9, 2020 (or when full).

At these events, we will spend our morning doing environmental service projects, which may include trail maintenance, planting, invasive species removal, and park beautification. In the afternoon, we will provide some environmental education workshops, go hiking, and play fun nature games. Visit the links below for specific project details, timing, registration links, and more information for each location.

Cost for all events is $10 / girl and open to both OAC Explorer (6th grade) and Trailblazer (7th – 12th grade) groups.

Questions? Email inquiry@gscolorado.org

Troop 43810 presents Florida 2021

Submitted by Jody Clair

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Finally, I can offer troops a Florida 2021 trip! All details (I hope, lol) can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15oGp0JdcageoyCtu7UIHk8rEIkUtfclFg97CJYQUKkc/edit?usp=sharing  Please make sure to read it through and save the date. Deposits can be made starting now. I know it seems sooo far away, but this gives us time to allow Girl Scouts to earn money and also the more that attend, the cost gets lower. Girls must be entering sixth grade at travel time and girls through 12th grade graduates are eligible. Join us for some fun in the sun!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Girl Scout Cookies for the military

Submitted by Kay Martley, Girl Scout volunteer and Liaison with Hearts Across the Miles

If you have family or friends who are currently deployed, please send their APO addresses to hatm@gmx.com no later than Monday March 16, 2020. We will be packing boxes of Girl Scout Cookies on Saturday, March 21 at the Colorado Armory in Aurora to be mailed to the addresses provided.
 
If you have cookies to donate to the military, please make a reservation for drop off with hatm@gmx.com. You will receive an email with drop-off instructions for Saturday morning on March 21.
 
If you would like to help pack cookies on March 21, also email hatm@gmx.com. If you would like to make cards or notes for our troops, you can mail them to Kay Martley. To get her address or to answer any questions, email Kay at mart1k@yahoo.com. 

 

 

Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Rockies

Join us for Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at Coors Field in Denver. All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited. Cheer on the Rockies as they take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. All Girl Scouts attending are invited to participate in a pre-game parade and will receive a special event patch.

The game starts at 1:10 p.m. Girl Scouts participating in the parade should arrive 1.5 – 2 hours prior to game time to prepare. Detailed information about the parade outlined HERE: 40962780_2020_girl_scout_day_parade_information

To purchase tickets, visit rockies.com/scout and select “Girl Scouts of Colorado”.

Ticket prices vary depending on seats chosen.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org OR hannah.browne@rockies.com