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This is Home: A Denver Day of Community Action featuring Yo-Yo Ma

Submitted by Kaylie Showers

Metro Denver

Denver

World renowned cellist and activist Yo-Yo Ma will be kicking off his international tour in Colorado with a performance at Red Rocks. On August 2, 2018, he will be visiting several Denver neighborhoods, culminating with a celebration in Mariposa from 3 – 6 p.m., where he will take part in a community conversation and artistic performances. This event will bring together non-profit service providers and community members who are already hard at work in their Colorado neighborhoods.

“This is Home: A Denver Day of Community Action,” hosted by local youth empowerment non-profit Youth on Record, the Colorado Governor’s Office, Denver Housing Authority, and The Music District, will feature live performances, free appetizers and drinks, and interactive art exhibits. This is the first time this exhibit has been done and we are the first stop on his international community tour.

Our goal is to bring together a diverse group of providers and participants to share, explore, learn, and grow. Follow this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/this-is-home-yo-yo-ma-tickets-48394553412 to RSVP for yourself and any participants you plan on attending with you.

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Register for the 2018 Older Girl Journey Weekend

Hey Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors! Are you ready to explore the night sky, learn wilderness first-aid skills, and meet some nocturnal animals all while hanging out with your new best friends?

All this is possible at the 2018 Older Girl Journey Weekend at Sky High Ranch September 21 – 23. Our focus this year will be on the new Outdoor Journey, which is perfect for Colorado Girl Scouts who naturally seek adventure!

Through a weekend of full of skill-building activities, you will complete all requirements, except for the Take Action project, to earn your Outdoor Journey. Your group will consist of other Girl Scouts from across the state that are in the same program level. Adults can also register as a chaperone that will assist with activities, but it is not a requirement!

So, what does this weekend look like?!? Here is a rough idea of all the awesomeness you will experience.

Friday: Arrive at Sky High Ranch by 9 p.m. for check-in. Fun welcome from the staff and other volunteers. Campfire (if no fire ban) and free-time to hang out with your new best friends.

Saturday: Skill-building workshops in the morning/early afternoon, such as survival skills, camp/tent set-up, wilderness first-aid. Weather depending, fun adventure activity (did someone say zip-line?!!?!). Nocturnal animal visit in the evening (yes, real animals!). Sleep outside under the stars!

Sunday: Final skill-building workshop and check-out around noon (don’t forget to exchange numbers with all the new people you met!).

Spots are filling fast, so register ASAP. Registration and more information can be found here: http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2018/older_girl_outdoor_j.html

Questions? Contact Emily Speck, girl experience manager, at emily.speck@gscolorado.org or (303) 607- 4811.

Grrridiron Girls flag football camp with the first female NFL coach

Submitted by Natalie Phillips

Northern & Northeastern CO

Loveland

My name is Natalie Phillips and I am working with Dr. Jen Welter, gold medalist and the first female NFL coach, in partnership with the NFL Alumni, to bring a Grrridiron Girls flag football camp to Northern Colorado on Sunday, August 12, 2018.

It is for girls ages 6-18 and we have in-kind donations from Scheels in Johnstown, as well as Freddy’s Burgers in Loveland. The MileHigh Blaze, a semi-pro women’s tackle football team, will also be helping out.

Here is the Eventbrite link for registration and more information on Jen Welter:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jen-welters-grrridiron-girls-flag-football-camp-northern-colorado-tickets-48005967140

I met Jen Welter initially at a UN Foundation Girl Up Leadership Summit over a year ago and since then, have been connected to her and had the opportunity to hear her speak and inspire business owners and entrepreneurs, as well as young kids in her multiple football camps. In addition, she released her first book, Play Big, in October 2017 and has been on a speaking circuit and book tour with multiple media outlets. She is incredibly inspirational and I am SO excited for her to agree to bring her camp to Colorado and we are lucky enough to be able to run it in Northern Colorado at Mountain View High School!

Please visit her website www.jenwelter.com for more information about Jen and her multiple camps.

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Girl Scout Night with the Grand Junction Rockies

 

Join us for Girl Scout Night with the Grand Junction Rockies, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018! Cheer on the Rockies as they take on the Helena Brewers. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Game start is 5 p.m.

Cost is $8 for adults and children 4 and older. Girl Scouts can get a free ticket with each adult ticket purchased. Children under 4 are free. Tickets can be purchased at https://goo.gl/Hfpzig and the ticket deadline is August 8. Questions? Please contact Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org. We hope to see you there!

Xcel Energy’s Day of Service

Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes are invited to spend the morning with Xcel Energy employees to unravel energy mysteries and earn an energy patch on September 8, 2018. Learn about windmills and how it’s important to call Xcel before you do any digging or construction on your property. In the morning, you will also participate in a service project to help others in your community by making cards to share with veterans. It will be a special day of learning and caring, designed just for Girl Scouts, during Xcel Energy’s annual Day of Service!

The event is planned for Saturday, September 8 from 8 – 11 a.m. at Xcel Energy’s Service Center in Lakewood. There’s no cost for the event and Girl Scouts can register at http://xcelenergydos.ivolunteer.com/girlscouts18. Questions? Please contact Lori Warner at lori.a.warner@xcelenergy.com. We hope to see you there!

Highest Awards opportunity in Fort Collins

Submitted by Amy Jo Martinson

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

The Veterans Plaza in Northern Colorado is in need of help!

1. They would like a permanent flag recycling box for the public to properly dispose of their torn and unusable flags.

2. There are painting projects.

3. Looking for a regular group that would be willing to clean and repair anything in the area.

The recycling flag box was going to be a Boy Scout Eagle Scout project, but it fell apart and they haven’t had anyone step up to fill the need.

If a girl or troop(s) are interested in one or more of these projects they should contact Major Diggs Brown.

MAJ Diggs Brown, (ret), MBA
(970) 980-1080
www.majordiggsbrown.com

Also, because the property is part of the City of Fort Collins, you would need to contact the city regarding any changes before placing anything new (flag disposal box) on the property.

Eventually the veterans want a proper flag retirement ceremony with these flags at the Veterans Plaza Northern Colorado at least once a year, twice a year would be even better.

I’m looking into doing a flag etiquette and flag retirement ceremony badge that would also incorporate the Veterans Plaza Northern Colorado too.

These projects are great opportunities for Bronze, Silver, and maybe even Gold Award projects! Of course, you can contact me also and I can help as needed!

Amy Jo Martinson
Gold Award Girl Scout (1991)
(719) 293-5313

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Girl Scout Night with the Colorado Switchbacks Soccer

Join us for Girl Scout Night with the Colorado Switchbacks Soccer on August 4, 2018! Cheer on the Switchbacks as they take on the Oklahoma City Energy. All Girl Scouts attending will receive a special event patch. Enjoy discounted tickets and get ready for a fun night! All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited!

The game will start at 5 p.m. and will be hosted at Weidner Field in Colorado Springs. Cost is $12 a person and tickets can be purchased at https://goo.gl/Z6Sc3e. The ticket deadline is Monday, July 30.

Questions? Please contact Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org. We hope to see you there!

GE Johnson’s Careers in Construction Day for Cadettes and Seniors

Girl Scout Cadettes and Seniors are invited to Careers in Construction Day hosted by GE Johnson on Saturday, September 29, 2018 in Colorado Springs. Construction Day covers a broad range of construction careers from building to project management to sustainability and more! Come learn from GE Johnson’s experts. Try your hand at building and make a little free library you can place in your neighborhood. Cadettes can earn requirements towards the “Woodworking” badge. The GE Johnson team will also host a behind-the-scenes construction tour of the U.S. Olympic Museum.

Cost is $10/ Girl Scout Cadette/Senior. Registration can be found at https://goo.gl/9Y4evs and the registration deadline is September 14. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. Girls will want to bring a sack lunch and refillable water bottle and wear closed toe shoes (no sandals or flip flops, please). The event will be hosted at GE Johnson’s Logistics Facility in Colorado Springs and the U.S. Olympic Museum construction site. Participants will need transportation from GE Johnson’s Logistics Facility to the US Olympic Museum.

Questions? Please email Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org.

Openings for Urban Trails Day Camp July 30 – Aug. 3

Submitted by Tiffany Stone

Metro Denver

Denver

There are still TWO more ADULT VOLUNTEER openings for the Urban Trail service unit’s upcoming day camp!

Details:
Urban Trails Day Camp
Cherry Creek State Park
July 30 – August 3, 2018

Perks:
A 90% DISCOUNT for your girl to go to this day camp. The whole week of camp will cost around $20!
Frappacinos galore
Canoeing
Awesome Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors to hang with all week
Free hat
Lessons and activities already planned
AMAZING PA helpers and AMAZING adults to work with

The Catch?:
You need to volunteer the entire week. It is a 830 a.m. – 3: 30 p.m. commitment.
You will need to bring your own lunch, as all campers do.
This camp is for Brownies/Juniors and PA’s/PAI’s (no Daisies for this camp)

IF you are interested in having your girl come to this camp with you as a volunteer, please contact me ASAP at (303) 204-4675 or urbantrailsdenver@gmail.com. This offer must close on July 16!

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Earn the “Responsible Cat Ownership” patch from the International Cat Association

Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies can earn a “Responsible Cat Owner” patch from the International Cat Association (TICA) at the Denver County Fair, July 14 and 15, 2018. Patches are earned after completion of TICA’s Cat Care 101 lesson, an interactive tutorial that covers how to choose a cat and the responsibilities that go with having a kitty in your life. Girl Scouts will practice how to groom and care for a cat on plush kittens. Lessons take about 15 minutes and girls who participate will get certificate and patches.

There is no charge to earn the patch, but participants must buy an entry ticket to the fair. General Admission tickets are $10/adults and $3 for kids 3-11. Tickets can be ordered at http://www.denvercountyfair.org . For more information about the patch lesson schedule, please contact Jackie Rose at cuddlebugpersians@msn.com.

The fair will be held at the National Western Event Complex at 4655 Humboldt Street in Denver. TICA is the world’s largest registry of pedigreed and household cats. TICA will host a variety of family-friendly feline activities at the fair including cat shows, feline agility demonstrations, painting classes and more. For more information, please contact cuddlebugpersians@msn.com.