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Free STEAM day camp for Girl Scout Juniors

Girl Scout Juniors are invited to “Explore It,” a free, fun, and interactive STEAM day camp hosted by the Museum of the West and the Bureau of Land Management, June 27 – 29, 2018! Girls will learn about dinosaurs, paleontology, geology, fossils, mining, and the history of early life in the Grand Valley through hands-on activities and visits to regional educational and historical sites. Girls will also visit the Museum of the West, Cross Orchards, the Mica Mine, Dinosaur Journey, Fruita Paleontological Area, and Dinosaur Hill.

Here are highlights of what’s planned:

• Visit Cross Orchards and learn about early life in Grand Valley (irrigation agriculture, fruit packing, train transportation). Learn about pioneer kids and what the daily life of a child 125 years ago was like and ride the train.

• Hike Bangs Canyon Trailhead to the Mica Mine and focus on the engineering challenge of historical mining.

• Tour collections and prep labs at Dinosaur Journey to learn about science and methods in paleontology and stewardship of fossils. Dissect and owl pellet and build a dinosaur.

• Visit the Museum of the West and learn about tools and science of Archaeology with real artifacts.

• Hike Dinosaur Hill Loop and learn about regional geology from experts and the Apatosaurus at Riggs Quarry.

• Hike the Fruita Paleontological Area and Loop to learn about sedimentary rocks.

The camp is based at the Museum of the West in Grand Junction, but will explore many sites in the area. Camp starts at 9 a.m. each day and will end around 4 p.m. The camp is FREE for Girl Scout Juniors thanks to the Museum of the West and the Bureau of Land Management. To register, please go to https://goo.gl/9YR6z6 . Registration deadline is June 22, but with only 30 spots available, we expect this camp to fill fast!

Volunteers are needed! We’re also looking for a few adult volunteers to help with transportation and older girl volunteers to help younger Girl Scouts at the camp. Adult volunteers transporting Girl Scouts will need to be approved volunteers per GSCO’s volunteer policies. If you are interested in volunteering, you can sign-up at – https://goo.gl/MfnouU .

Questions? please contact Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org. Thank you!

Women’s Week 2018

Submitted by Penny Roberts

Northern & Northeastern CO

Meadow Mountain Ranch

It’s not too late to sign up for the fifth annual Women’s Week July 23 – 26, 2018 at Meadow Mountain Ranch near Allenspark. Summer is blossoming in the Colorado high country, and the wild iris and soon the columbine will be blanketing the meadows and woods at our home-away-from-home.

Open to any gals at least 18 years of age, Women’s Week has brought together ladies from all over the country – – from Maine and Connecticut to Washington, Oregon, Utah and Nevada  – – friends who tell friends, and moms who bring daughters and grand-daughters. It’s a spectacular, easy, and fun way to get away from everything that tugs and pulls at us these days and just go to camp and play. Participants don’t need to be Girl Scouts or even ever attended camp.  Friends, co-workers, camp alums, GSCO staff members, board members, let’s all come and join the fun!

What do we do there? ANYTHING WE WANT ! If you can imagine it or remember it or bring it with you to share, we can fit it into the schedule. Fly kites? Make crafts? Take a hike? Sing into the night? Sleep out in the back meadow? Do archery? Help with cooking and firebuilding? Can you lead a session of yoga, drumming, dancing, drama, art? We’ll gather a group for you most any time of day.

Where do we sleep? In the regular units in the “tabins,” close in or farther away from main camp. Larkspur is our headquarters, but you can stay in Lyra or Meeker’s Bluff for a little more peace and quiet.

Food? Of course, and it’s great! Our food service gals go all out to create delectable delicacies not always imagined out in the woods. We’ve cooked rhubarb jam, baked cakes in dutch ovens, held a chili cook-off just like on TV, taken a progressive “jungle breakfast” hike, and dug a bean hole!  We can accommodate dietary restrictions easily. We’ll try to cook out most meals in the unit over an open fire and have fun experimenting with more advanced cooking techniques (per fire restrictions, of course).

Some new and firm friendships have been made and some old old old acquaintances rekindled at Women’s Week.

Of special note is that on Wednesday morning, July 25, we will hold a special dedication ceremony for the new Pinecrest Memorial Unit Shelter. We’ll “cut the ribbon” and talk about the creation of this new addition to MMR, which will hopefully attract groups large and small to this outpost-type setting. Donors will be on hand as well as some staff and board members to celebrate this milestone.

Below is the information flyer and additional details can be obtained from the very informal camp director, Penny Roberts, at probertscolo@gmail.com.

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2018 Women’s Week publicity flyer

 

 

 

Wild Stories troop camp

Submitted by Marcia Roe

Metro Denver

Westminster

Join Troop 1359 for an adventure filled weekend at Magic Sky July 20 – 22, 2018 with Max from Where the Wild Things Are, The Little Prince, Merida, and many more. The stories are just the start to the stories and camp memories we will make this weekend because the best stories are those we live ourselves.

$70 for GSCO girl members
$50 for GSCO safetywise adult members

Payments
https://troop-1359.cheddarup.com

Questions? Contact Marcia Roe at ocmc1359@gmail.com

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Girl Scout bridging and overnight with Colorado Springs Sky Sox baseball

Join us for our annual Girl Scout Night, Bridging Celebration and Overnight with the Colorado Sky Sox, Friday June 15, 2018 in Colorado Springs! The Sky Sox are celebrating 45 years of baseball in Colorado Springs, so the theme for this game is the 80’s. Come dressed in your neon 80’s outfits and big hair and cheer on the Sky Sox as they take on the Las Vegas 51’s! Girl Scouts can participate in a bridging ceremony before the game and enjoy an optional overnight at the game. The game starts at 6:40 p.m. with the bridging around 6 p.m. so come early to enjoy the bridging ceremony and the Fun Zone before the game. The overnight starts after the game, with breakfast at 7:00 a.m. Each participating Girl Scout will get a patch.

Cost is $22/person and includes game ticket, parking or Fun Zone Pass, meal voucher, bridging, optional overnight & special event patch. Registration deadline is Monday, June 4, 2018. Tickets can be purchased at https://goo.gl/Yxwtbi. This event is for all Girl Scouts and their families and friends, whether they are bridging or not. Not planning to stay overnight? No problem! You are welcome to just come enjoy the game. Also, the sleepover will happen if we sell more than 100 tickets, so share game info with any interested friends and family. No refunds will be offered on tickets due to our event agreement with the Sky Sox.

Questions? For more information, please contact Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org.

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Elitch Gardens Girl Scout Days event patch contest

Design the Elitch Gardens Girl Scout Days event patch! GSCO is looking for creative Girl Scouts to share their best design. The winning design will be the picture on our 2018 event patch. The Girl Scout who submits the winning design will win two Elitch Gardens Day Tickets, VIP Rapid Ride Passes, and two Attraction Tickets (choice of XLR8R or Sling Shot).

The contest is open to all Girl Scouts. Entry forms can be found at https://goo.gl/rEtG7N. Registration deadline is June 1, 2018. Entries can be returned to your area GSCO office or the GSCO shop or emailed to Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org.

Save the date for Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens, July 27-29! All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Cost is $25.99/person. Tickets can be purchased at https://goo.gl/Ekz6Hx. Not able to make it? No problem. Elitch Gardens is offering a Girl Scout discount for daily entry tickets all season long that can be purchased through the same link. A portion of all tickets sold will be donated back to GSCO.

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

Girl Scouts announces 2018 Denver Metro Women of Distinction: 10 Extraordinary women honored

This year’s honorees were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Tasha Jones, 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.

  • Janine Davidson, President, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Ruth Fountain Eide, Community Leader
  • Therese Ellery, Senior Program Officer, Aging Program, Rose Community Foundation
  • Gretchen Hammer, Medicaid Director, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
  • Peggy E. Jennings, CPA, Partner, Eide Bailly LLP
  • Lisa Zúñiga Ramirez, Principal, Senior Portfolio Manager, Segall Bryant & Hamill
  • Meshach Rhoades, Partner, Armstrong Teasdale LLP
  • Terri Richardson, MD, Kaiser Permanente Colorado
  • Tinesha Ross, Government and Commercial Programs, Manager, System Safety & Quality, United Launch Alliance
  • Becky Takeda-Tinker, Ph.D., President & CEO of Colorado State University-Global Campus; and CEO of Beyond Campus Innovations, Inc. an entity of the CSU System Foundation

Girl Scouts of Colorado will welcome the Class of 2018 honorees with a private reception on June 21, 2018 at the Colorado Auto Dealers Association from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The celebration concludes with the Thin Mint Dinner on October 2, 2018 at Denver Marriott Tech Center from 5:30 to 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 Brook Kramer, Senior VP, Senior Regional Fiduciary Manager, Philanthropic Services, Wells Fargo Private Bank, Woman of Distinction ‘16 and Pat Cortez, Senior VP, Community Affairs Manager, Community Relations and CRA Risk Management Department, Wells Fargo Government and Community Relations Group, Woman of Distinction ’04.

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

 

It’s time to be loud and proud Girl Scouts

From Girl Scouts of the USA

No matter how long you were a Girl Scout or where you took part, all alums share the same G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ DNA: the confidence and courage to be leaders and open doors for the next generation. Girl Scout alums, whether globally or in their communities, are doing amazing things to make our world a better place. And we want to share that story, loud and proud! 

Be part of the action, and raise your voice on behalf of all Girl Scouts! We need you to: 

  1. Tune in to our livestream event.
    Join us via livestream on Monday, May 14, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. ET for G.I.R.L. Agenda 2018: Leading Change Through Civic Action. You’ll hear from groundbreaking female leaders, including keynote speaker Dr. Jill Biden, about the importance of civic engagement and celebrate women and girls who have led positive change in government, public policy, and the democratic process.

Watch the livestream

2. Rock your Girl Scout swag.
On Tuesday, May 15, show the world what a Girl Scout alum looks like! Dig out your Girl Scout sash, place your Girl Scout pins on your shirt or blazer, or head to your local council shop to get some Girl Scout gear.

Are your pins hiding somewhere in your attic? Wear green on Tuesday to show your support for the organization that helps girls grow into the leaders we need.

  1. Share your Girl Scout spirit on social.
    Post your favorite empowering memories from Girl Scouts across social media. If you’re a Girl Scout alum on LinkedIn, visit the Girl Scout Network and tell us how your Girl Scout experience helped shape your success! 

 

Gold Award project helps bring computers for all

Submitted by Angela F., Girl Scout Gold Award candidate

Metro Denver

Centennial

Hello, my name is Angela and I am working on my Gold Award project, “Computers for All.” My project is providing computers to those with few resources. I chose to work with Family Promise to help provide them with computers for the families they work with who are currently homeless or have recently found a home.

I learned about Family Promise through my church. Our church hosts families four times a year. I volunteer for them by making meals and by providing babysitting. I have met several homeless teens going to school without a computer. I couldn’t imagine not having a computer for school. This is what has helped me identify the need for my project.

In my search for computers, I found another non-profit, Denver Tech for All. Their mission:

Tech for All makes available to individuals in the community the means to become skilled and competent in computer use; we do this by gathering donations, collecting and reconditioning used equipment, identifying qualified recipients and placing the appropriate equipment with them solely for their use and at no charge.

Denver Tech for All has agreed to provide the computers to Family Promise families in need. Currently, more than 30 computers have been distributed since January.

I am also looking for additional teens in need by reaching out to local schools. Please email highestawards@gscolorado.org if you know others in need.

Additionally, I wanted to help Denver Tech for All by obtaining computer equipment for them. To date, I have found 80+ monitors, 30 desktops, several laptops, keyboards, and mouses. My goal is to collect more than two tons of equipment for them.

On June 2, 2018 I will be collecting computer equipment at Arapahoe High School for Denver Tech for All. Arapahoe High School is located at 2201 E. Dry Creek Rd Centennial, CO. The drive is between 10 a.m. – noon in the east parking lot. Please consider donating any computer equipment you are no longer using. Even if the equipment doesn’t work, we will accept it.

Below is a flyer listing all the computer equipment needed.
Thank you so much for your support!

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Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Rockies

Update from the Colorado Rockies as of May 14, 2018: We strongly encourage GSCO staff, Girl Scouts, and families to purchase their tickets for this event as soon as possible to get the best deal. This event is shared with two other Boy Scout councils and the event sold out last year. If you have thought about going to a game, we recommend purchasing tickets now and not wait. You can purchase tickets for our event on August 26 at www.rockies.com/scout with the promo code GS2018. We get a donation back on each ticket sold through this link. Questions? Please contact reach out to me or contact Hannah Browne at hannah.browne@rockies.com about specific ticket sales.

Join us for Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018! All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Cheer on the Rockies as they take on the St. Louis Cardinals. All Girl Scouts attending can participate in a pre-game parade and will get a special event patch. The game starts at 1:10 p.m. Girl Scouts wanting to participate in the pre-game parade will want to come about two hours earlier to prepare (more information coming closer to the game).

There are several ticket options to choose from and ticket prices range between $20-$55 depending on the location and tickets selected. For more information about ticket prices and locations, please go www.rockies.com/scout and use the promo code GS2018. GSCO will receive a donation back on each ticket sold using this unique code.

Event patches will be given to those who purchase tickets through our GSCO link and promo code. This is the only way to get the special event patch! Last year, this event sold out early, so you’ll want to purchase tickets soon for this year’s game. Questions? Please contact Hannah Browne at hannah.browne@rockies.com. We hope to see you there!