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Adult volunteers needed in Morgan County

As a way of saying thank you to United Way of Morgan County for their support of Girl Scouts of Colorado and other local nonprofits, Girl Scouts of Colorado is seeking adult volunteers to help with United Way of Morgan County’s “United We Race” event!

When: Saturday, September 7, 2019

Where:

Riverside Park – Nature Trails

1600 Main St

Fort Morgan 80701

Registration: 9 a.m.

Event/Competition: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

This event is similar in fashion to the famous television show, “The Amazing Race,” where up to 50 teams will start the event. Teams will go to many physical, mental, and unique competition points throughout the event where they will be eliminated. The United Way needs volunteers to help run these competition points.

To sign up to volunteer, please contact Chaundra with the United Way at (970) 867 – 2218 or mcunitedway@kci.net.

If you know older Girl Scouts interested in volunteering, please contact GSCO Donor Relations Manager Carol Griffin at carol.griffin@gscolorado.org.

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Registration for Broomfield day camp still open

 

 

 

 

Submitted by Rebecca Lankford

Metro Denver

Broomfield

School is out and now is the time for summer fun! There are still spots available for the day camps being hosted by Troop 63572 in Broomfield. Please see https://scoutingforfun.com/ for more information.

Knots, Knives, and Nonsense (June 24 – 28, 2019) takes place at East Interlocken Park and will focus on outdoor skills with a special visit from a Leave No Trace Master educator and the Birds of Prey Foundation. Girl Scouts will earn their “Eco” camp badges.

Masterful Makers (July 29 – August 2, 2019) takes place at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church and will focus on helping girls build confidence and friendships through creative activities. Girl Scouts will earn applicable badges to their age group and projects.

Join us!

These camps are also a source of fundraising for Girl Scout Troop 63572 and we reserve proceeds to participate in future Girl Scout activities and events.

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Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend

Girl Scouts love getting outside, especially in Colorado! Girl Scouts of Colorado and Colorado Parks and Wildlife have teamed up for Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend July 13-14, 2019.

Share your love of the great outdoors and get to know your local state park with events in state parks across Colorado. Girls can attend as part of a troop or with their family – it’s the perfect opportunity to take advantage of warm summer weather, spend time in nature, and get inspired for future outdoor adventures. Girl Scouts who participate will earn an exclusive patch (details to come).

Activities at each park will vary, but may include

  • Ranger programs
  • Guided hikes
  • Nature Center tours
  • Opportunities to explore what makes each park unique- interpretive trails, waterfalls, animal programs, epic views, and more!
  • Overnight camping (Girl Scout groups are responsible for reserving a site on their own)
  • Girl Scout booth at the park visitor center where you can learn about Leave No Trace ethics to reduce your impact on nature, pick up a nature scavenger hunt card, and other fun activities!

Participating State Parks

  • Barr Lake, Brighton – July 13
  • Castlewood Canyon, Franktown – July 13
  • Staunton, Pine  – July 14
  • Lory, Bellevue – July 14
  • Ridgeway, Ridgeway – July 13
  • Rifle Falls, Rifle – July 14
  • Lake Pueblo, Pueblo – July 13
  • Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado Springs – July 13
  • Mueller, Divide – July 14
  • Sylvan Lake State Park , Eagle – July 14

Park entrance fees of $8/car apply. This is not a drop-off event; girls must attend as part of a troop or with their family.

RSVP here to reserve your space and to receive updated event information and reminders emailed out prior to the event.

Don’t forget to share the fun on social media! Be sure to tag Girl Scouts of Colorado on FacebookTwitter, and  Instagram and use  #gsoutdoors and #gscolo. You can also share your story and photos on the GSCO Blog using the Share Your Stories form.

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Celebrate Father’s Day with Girl Scouts of Colorado

Bring the whole family to Meadow Mountain Ranch on Sunday, June 16, 2019 to celebrate Father’s Day AND World Environment Day!

In partnership with the Colorado State Forest Service, Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to offer Girl Scouts, along with their family and friends, a way to focus on and celebrate the environment. World Environment Day is a global occasion to highlight and discus the importance of environmental awareness and action. By celebrating World Environment Day, Girl Scouts honor Juliette Gordon Low’s legacy, by promoting respect and love of the great outdoors far and wide. Through Girl Scouts, girls see the Earth as their home. Whether they’re learning about endangered wildlife, developing creative recycling projects, or working toward a grade-level award, girls focus on care, conservation, and responsibility. They make sure the beauty and wonder of our planet endure for future generations to enjoy.

From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., girls, along with their friends and family, will have the opportunity to participate in several activities across the camp property. The event is open-house style and you’re welcome to come for the whole event, or part of it, and participate in whichever activities interest you. Activities include:

  • Activities from the Global Action Days Toolkit
  •  A hands-on activity from our awesome partner, the Colorado State Forest Service
  • A chance to meet with a Girl Scout alum about her career in forestry/environmental science and experiences as a wildland firefighter
  • Conservation related service projects on the property
  • Walk the MMR Nature Trail and earn your patch (patches for sale via GSCO Retail Shop)
  • S’mores station
  • Displays from the GSCO Global Action Committee & History Committee

You are welcome to bring a sack lunch and/or snacks for the day.

You can also pick up your FREE Global Action Days patch at this event. You have earned the Global Action Days patch by celebrating three of the Global Action Days during the year by completing at least one activity from the toolkit for each day. Because World Thinking Day has its own award, it cannot be used to earn the Global Action Days patch. You may use this World Environment day toward the patch requirements.

RSVP online by June 11: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/world_environment_da.html The RSVP will also ask how many Global Action Days patches you’ll be picking up that day. If you do not RSVP in advance, we cannot guarantee a patch for you that day.

This is not a drop off event. All girls must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader. Adult-to-girl ratios must be met. Girls attending with a troop leader should bring a completed parent permission form for a Girl Scout activity, which her troop leader should retain in case of emergency.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

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Girl Scouts announces 2019 Western Slope Women of Distinction: Three Extraordinary Women Honored

The 2019 Western Slope Women of Distinction were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Jeni Brown, Woman of Distinction ‘18, and chosen based on their contributions to the community, both professionally and personally. They are shining examples of corporate, civic, and philanthropic leadership and serve as role models for our female leaders of tomorrow.

  • Jenn Moore, Executive Director of the EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum
  • Angelina Salazar, CEO, Western Healthcare Alliance
  • Diane Schwenke, President & CEO, Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce

Since 2013, including this year’s honorees, Girl Scouts of Colorado has recognized 18 women on the Western Slope as Women of Distinction. The Women of Distinction program brings together a group of women dedicated to raising funds to support Girl Scout leadership programs.

Girl Scouts of Colorado will publicly honor these inductees on November 7 at the annual Women of Distinction Breakfast. This year’s event will be held at the Two Rivers Convention Center. The 2019 Event Chair is LeAnn Zetmeir, Woman of Distinction ’18.

Event Sponsors: Gold Presenting Sponsor, US Bank; Silver Presenting Sponsor, FCI Constructors and Samoa Sponsor, Family Health West.

For information regarding tickets and sponsorships, visit www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/wodgj or contact Cindi Graves at (970) 628 – 8003 or cindi.graves@gscolorado.org.

Girl Scouts announces 2019 Denver Metro Women of Distinction: 10 Extraordinary Women Honored

The 2019 Denver Metro Women of Distinction honorees were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Kim Bimestefer, Woman of Distinction ‘15, and chosen based on their contributions to the community, both professionally and personally. They are shining examples of corporate, civic, and philanthropic leadership and serve as role models for our female leaders of tomorrow. The Women of Distinction program brings together a group of women dedicated to raising support for Girl Scout leadership programs.

  • Marti J. Awad, Founding Partner, Cardan Capital Partners
  • The Honorable Dianne L. Briscoe
  • Elycia Cook, President & CEO, FRIENDS FIRST, Inc.
  • Helen Drexler, President & CEO, Delta Dental of Colorado
  • Verónica Figoli, President & CEO, Denver Public Schools Foundation
  • Helen Young Hayes, Founder & CEO, Activate Workforce Solutions
  • Vanecia B. Kerr, Regional Executive Director, College Track Colorado
  • Theresa Szczurek, Chief Information Officer and Executive Director, Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology
  • Sarah Winbourn, Medical Director, Kids First Health Care
  • Robin D. Wittenstein, CEO, Denver Health

Girl Scouts of Colorado will welcome the Class of 2019 honorees with a private reception on June 20 at the Colorado Auto Dealers Association from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The celebration concludes with the Thin Mint Dinner on October 30 at Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. The event includes Thin Mint Cocktails and dessert made with Thin Mints, three-course meal, and event program. Event co-chairs are Tasha Jones, Senior Director of Marketing, Community Relations, Stapleton Denver, Mixed-use Development, Woman of Distinction ’15; and Michelle Lucero, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Woman of Distinction ’15.

For information regarding tickets and sponsorships, visit http://girlscoutsofcolorado.org/woddenver or contact Heidi Books at (303) 607 – 4833 or at heidi.books@gscolorado.org.

Outdoor Adventure Club 2019-2020

Attention Girl Scouts in 6th through 12th grade: Now is when Girl Scouts gets really exciting! Join the GSCO Outdoor Adventure Club.

The Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) is a staff-led program offering adventures around the state that provide older Girl Scouts with exciting activities and skills beyond what they might do with their troop. They also get a chance to make new friends from around the state! Activities include:

  • Ice climbing
  • Boating: paddling and sailing
  • Camping trips
  • Trail running
  • Outdoor survival skills
  • Outdoor badges

Check our fall and winter event details, including pricing here!

OAC Explorers events — open to Girl Scouts in 6th grade

OAC Trailblazers events — open to Girl Scouts in 7th-12th grade

Registration is still open for the last events of our 2018 -2019 season including:

Registration opens two months prior to an event and closes two weeks prior to an event. Grants are available and Cookie Credits are accepted!

Discounts available:

  • 10% off your first time OAC event
  • Attend four OAC events and receive $25 off the cost of your fifth event!

Sign up for the 2019-2020 Interest List to be notified as event registration opens for each event: 

If you have questions or are interested in volunteering with the Outdoor Adventure Club, please email us at inquiry@gscolorado.org.

Read our Outdoor Adventure Club FAQs

Registration FAQs

Civics Education livestream

Update as of Monday, June 10, 2019: If you would like to re-watch or share the civic education event with others, a recording and discussion guide are available on the Girl Scouts of the USA website

Girl Scouts of the USA is proud to join bipartisan leaders, including Chelsea Clinton, to discuss the importance of educating and engaging today’s youth in civics to preserve and strengthen our country’s democracy on June 3, 2019 from 8 – 10 a.m. This nonpartisan event is an opportunity for community leaders, public officials, and education experts to discuss how out-of-school civics programs can prepare the next generation to be involved citizens with a deeper understanding of their government-both now and for the rest of their lives.

Girls, parents, volunteers, and other Girl Scout supporters can  register for the livestream of this special event using this link: https://www.girlscouts.org/en/about-girl-scouts/advocacy/event-civics-education.html

Do you want to be involved in future Girl Scout advocacy efforts? Join the Girl Scout Advocacy Network! Learn more here: https://www.girlscouts.org/en/about-girl-scouts/advocacy/the-girl-scout-advocacy-network.html

Spaces still open for Costa Rica 2020

Submitted by Jody Clair

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Hello, I am a 16 year leader and looking to fill six spaces for Girl Scouts. These prices will go up any day. The girl can be 6th grade-12th grade at travel time. Since it is summer, graduates may attend as a their senior trip. We will leave out of Denver. The dates are in flux until EF Tours sets us with another group. We are looking at the second and third week of June 2020. Please feel free to share with families, troops, and more! This does NOT have to be the whole troop. Individual Girl Scouts are welcome. Please email me at girlscoutjody@gmail.com and I will send you an itinerary and more information.

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Register NOW for Women’s Week 2019 at Meadow Mountain Ranch

Submitted by Penny “Pan” Roberts, Very Informal Camp Director, Women’s Week at Meadow Mountain Ranch

Northern & Northeastern CO

Meadow Mountain Ranch

Women’s Week at Meadow Mountain Ranch (MMR) is the most fun you can have at camp since you were 11-years-old! I promise! Even if you have never been to camp before you will “Make New Friends” (there’s me singing!) and do new things.  If you are a seasoned veteran of this or all or any other camps, I promise a unique mountain experience of fun and adventure of our own making.

Registration is now open for 2019 and we hope you can join us July 15 – 18.  Scroll to the bottom of this post for the flyer with all of the registration information. Camp cost is $200 per person and the deadline to register is June 20.

Besides a huge variety of activities possible, we always have great food, thanks to Susan Baker and her food service team who help us experiment with cooking in the out-of-doors.

If you have a favorite activity, craft, hike, song, etc., you’d like us to include in the time at camp, just let me know and we’ll get it scheduled.  If you can offer a special craft, music, ceremony, or other fun program, let me know that, too, and we’ll set it up for you.

All of MMR is open to us this year, including the Pinecrest Unit for the folks looking for a different view or a little more solitude.  The flyer below also mentions a variety of new offerings if interest is there.  Opportunities for service projects for the camp can be arranged as well.  Of course, if you are hoping for some true get-away time from your usual hectic lives, this is the opportunity.  Chill, rest, relax, play, enjoy.  Immerse yourself in the beauty and unique mountain environment.  Water, grass, trees, sky, flowers, rocks – – – even dirt if you’d like to play in it!

The event is open to any woman at least 18 years of age.  Some of the multi-generational teams who have come like moms and daughters (mine included), aunts, grand-daughters have had the best bonding time imaginable.  I’d highly recommend it.  Bring your old camp friends, bring your stressed-out co-workers, all are welcome and the more the merrier! Having just ladies there gives us a special liberating experience from most anything else in our lives today.  Sharing our huge variety of lives and experiences helps us all gain truly long-lasting perspective and lets us return home anxious for next summer already!

Gals have come from all over the country from Maine to Washington, including Arizona, California, Hawaii, Connecticut, Utah, Kansas, Texas, and many other states. The word is spreading about how much fun Women’s Week is and we’d love to have you join us.

Special needs can usually be accommodated easily. The camp is glorious and truly one of our favorite places on earth. My contact information is at the bottom of the flyer and I serve as director, registrar, and I’ll even do dishes when my patrol’s turn comes up!

2019 WW publicity flyer

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