Tag Archives: GSCO events

“The Woods” service unit celebrates World Thinking Day

Submitted by Rikki Ogden

Metro Denver

Thornton

Troop 65757 invites you to join us as “The Woods” service unit celebrates World Thinking Day 2019.

When:

Saturday, March 2, 2019

9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Booth set up begins at 8:15 a.m.

Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

Where:

Al Lesser Building, Adams County Fairgrounds

Sign up to host a country OR to visit as a tourist here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094faba923a1fd0-world2

At the World Thinking Day event, each registered troop will host a booth with a presentation about their selected country to share with other troops. Troops may also share food, SWAPS, songs, art, etc. from their chosen region.

Girls will be treated to a very special guest during our halfway point break between tours. Deepali Lindbloom, a professional Bollywood and Bhangra dancer, will perform and speak about empathy and community. The girls will then get a chance to join her on the dance floor!

The entry fee is $8 per girl, whether she is part of a hosting troop or a tourist. Please include $3 for any attending adult who also wishes to receive a patch.

We realize that many first year Daisies and older, or Juliette, may wish to attend this celebration without hosting a country booth. Girls are welcome to attend as a “tourist” at the same registration cost. The maximum number of tourists allowed will be 50.

After signing up for a country, you will be emailed a registration form and additional information. You will then have until February 11 to mail in your payment or pay online via Square: Squareup.com/store/TheWoods646 (Please specify troop number and country name, or tourists, when paying online.)

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FREE event for young women singers to earn a patch

Submitted by Kristin Oliver

Metro Denver

Denver

I am the chair of the Skyline Chorus Heartsong Foundation, which is a Young Women in Harmony organization through Sweet Adelines International. We are putting on a free event for young women, who are interested in acappella music, barbershop harmony, and music education in general! There will be lots of singing, lots of learning, free food, and free t-shirts! The event is on February 3, 2019 at Graland Country Day School and it meets the requirements for your “Young Women in Harmony” Girl Scout patch! A flyer for the event is attached below. Please RSVP at tinyurl.com/heartsong2019! Email me at heartsong@skylinechorus.net with any and all questions!

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Coco Camp at Tomahawk Ranch

Submitted by Charity Haviland

Metro Denver

Thornton

We are offering an amazing camp at Tomahawk Ranch March 8 – 10, 2019. Come join the fun, celebrate Mexican culture, and build great relationships!

Check out the flyer below and reserve your spot now! This will be a great opportunity for troops to continue to build strong friendships and to make new ones.

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Girls in STEM: Snow Safety and Snow Science at Keystone Science School

Submitted by Dave Miller

Mountain Communities

Keystone

Keystone Science School is offering a program specifically designed for girls, highlighting careers within snow safety and snow science. Girls in STEM, which runs February 8 – 10, 2019, will teach girls about snow science and a wide variety of careers within snow safety and snow science. The program is open to any girl currently in third – eighth grade. Participating girls will first learn how to cross country ski, which will turn into their mode of transportation for the remainder of the weekend. They will then learn about many aspects of snow science, including the many forms of snow grains, snow metamorphosis, and the many layers within our snowpack. Girls will be digging snow pits and learning how to analyze the snowpack by identifying layers and all the variables which create a stable or unstable snow pack such as the slope, aspect, and different weather events which have influenced the snowpack.

Throughout the weekend, girls will also learn about careers within snow safety and snow science from female professionals working in the field and known to the program as STEM Mentors. Keystone Science School is partnering with Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. The featured STEM Mentor is Lindsay Wiebold, who is on the Arapahoe Basin Ski Patrol. The program will also be supported by ski area snow safety technicians, and member from a local avalanche dog team. These STEM mentors are the cornerstone of the program because girls won’t just learn about various professions, but also the barriers each STEM mentor experienced when entering the field. The barriers can be gender-based through their educational and professional experience, but also any other limiting factor and how each individual STEM mentor handled that barrier.

Program Details

Location: Keystone Science School, 1053 Soda Ridge Road, Keystone, Colorado 80435

Dates and Time: February 8 – 10, 2019

Cost: $175 per participant (includes food, equipment, lodging, and  instruction). Scholarships are available.

More information: (970) 468 – 2098 or Support@KeystoneScienceSchool.org

Website: https://www.keystonescienceschool.org/camp/girls-in-stem

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Upcoming volunteer trainings

Girl Scouts of Colorado has a variety of training offerings available year-round for new and existing volunteers. Learn how a troop can be girl-led, gain experience with the tools to manage conflict, and find the right resources to support your leadership experience.

Below are a few highlighted upcoming classes. To find additional in-person, volunteer trainings visit the Events Calendar on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website.

Daisy/Brownie 101- January 23,  2019 in Boulder

Get hands-on training for Journeys and the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting. Learn how to plan and partner with your girls and network of support to make the troop experience meaningful and fun.

Super Sunday- January 27, 2019 in Gypsum

Join us for an afternoon of training! We have some fun and informative enrichment courses that will support your volunteer experience.

Wilderness First Aid- March 2, 16, and 23, 2019 in Colorado Springs

The purpose of the course is to provide individuals with a foundation of first-aid principles and skills to be able to respond to emergencies and give care in areas that are atleast one hour from advanced medical care.

2019 Cookie Rally in Thornton

Submitted by Heidi Kane

Metro Denver

Thornton

Join us for a cookie rally in Thornton on January 26, 2019 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Skyview Campus (8990 York Street, Thornton 80229)

Cost: $5/Girl Scout

Bring a sack lunch and water bottle. Join us for crafts, cookie activities, and earn requirements toward financial  literacy badges. See the cookie prizes, taste the cookies, and play fun games to learn about the Girl Scout Cookie Program! Please RSVP to Heidi Kane at (720) 352 – 5699 or HeidiLKane@hotmail.com by January 19.

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Girl Rising: Movie screening

Submitted by Katy Herstein

Metro Denver

Highlands Ranch

Senior Troop 60043 would like to announce the screening of Girl Rising on February 10, 2019. This PG-13 movie will inspire you in ways you haven’t thought of. It will leave you with ideas for your Silver Award or Gold Award projects. It will really make you stop and think about our world of girls!

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National Girls and Women in Sports Day at UNC

University of Northern Colorado is celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Saturday, February 16, 2019! Join us for the FREE Girls Sports Clinic (ages 5-13 years old) at 12 p.m. at the UNC Campus Recreation Center (1300 23rd Street, Greeley, CO 80639)! Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. and the first 100 girls will receive a free t-shirt! Pre-registered participants will also receive a FREE ticket to the Bears Women’s Basketball game at 2 p.m. vs. Idaho. Walk-ups and parents are eligible for discounted tickets!

**NEW this year, UNC Athletics has added multiple opportunities for select participants to be part of Bears game day by taking on various roles in sport (i.e. public address announcer, marketing assistant, cheer coach, and many more). This new opportunity focuses on the NGWSD theme, “Lean her forward,” which honors the channels available to both girls and women in sports and the endless potential to succeed.

To reserve your spot, register at uncbears.com/ngwsd. A representative from UNC will follow-up with you to confirm your registration.

Questions? Email athletics@unco.edu or call (970) 351 -2197.

Girl Scout Pajama Jam with the Denver Nuggets

Join us for our annual Girl Scout Pajama Jam with the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, March 2 – Sunday, March 3, 2019. All Girl Scouts are invited to cheer on the Nuggets as they take on the New Orleans Pelicans and have a sleepover after the game! The game starts at 7 p.m. and is at Pepsi Center (1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204).

SPECIAL GIRL SCOUT TICKET PRICING:

Upper level tickets: $30

Lower level tickets: $60

*$15 of value is loaded on each ticket and can be used toward the purchases of any food and beverage from permanent concession stands or retail merchandise items!

Your ticket package includes a ticket to the game, 2019 Pajama Jam commemorative patch, post-game shoot around on the Nuggets court, midnight snack, movie screening on Pepsi vision, sleepover at the Pepsi Center, and breakfast in the morning.

You are welcome to purchase a ticket and not stay for the sleepover, however the pricing is the same.

The troop with the most ticket referrals will get to participate in the halftime high-five fan tunnel and high five NBA players as they run onto the court to start the second half of play.

The top five troops with the most ticket referrals will all be invited to sit in VIP seats to watch both NBA teams warm up prior to the game.

After you purchase tickets you will be contacted by the Nuggets to provide a troop number for your referral, information about sleepover plans, and a waiver for all sleeping over or going onto the court for the shoot around.

Buy tickets online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/girl_scout_day_pajam.html

This is not a drop off event. Adult to girl ratios for events must be met. Girls attending with a troop leader should bring a completed parent permission form for a Girl Scout activity that troop leaders will retain for their records.

Questions? Contact Lexie Urratio at lexie.urratio@teamkse.com or (303) 405 – 1139.

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Badge workshop at the Fort Morgan Museum

Join staff at the Fort Morgan Museum for a morning of badge activities on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  The museum specializes in telling the stories of Fort Morgan and Morgan County through permanent and temporary exhibits, educational programs, and photos, documents, and artifacts from yesterday and today.

  • Daisies will work on requirements toward their “Good Neighbor” badge.
  • Brownies will work on requirements toward their “Celebrating Community” badge.
  • Juniors will work on requirements toward their “Inside Government” badge.

Badges will not be provided at the event.

Register online:

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/badge_workshop_at_th.html

The registration deadline is Tuesday, January 22.

This is not a drop off event. Adult to girl ratios for events must be met. Girls attending with a troop leader should bring a completed parent permission form for a Girl Scout activity that troop leaders will retain for their records.