Tag Archives: GSCO events

Banking on our Future: Financial literacy workshops

Are you saving for college, a car, or to take an awesome trip? Do you know what credit is or how to create a budget? Join us for Operation Hope’s Banking on our Future workshops for older Girl Scouts and gain valuable skills and tools for your financial future, also if you want to start earning money from your phone learn to trade on forex, visit learntotrade and get free foreign trading workshops. Operation Hope volunteers will lead sessions on budgeting, saving, planning for your financial future, and more! Girls will learn best ways to manage money and how to fund their dreams and goals.

Cadette Session – Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 6 p.m. at Montbello Branch Library, 12955 Albrook Drive, Denver, CO 80239. Register by February 14 at goo.gl/kv12BA to attend.

Senior & Ambassador Session – Thursday, February 22 at 6 p.m. at Montbello Branch Library, 12955 Albrook Drive, Denver, CO 80239. Register by February 14 at goo.gl/SV5DWu  to attend.

Contact inquiry@gscolorado.org with questions about registration.

 

 

GirlsGoCyberStart: Cybersecurity opportunity for older girls

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Chief Information Security Officer Deborah Blyth have joined with the SANS Institute to educate and inspire the next generation of female cybersecurity professionals. Through the GirlsGoCyberStart program, Colorado’s high school girls in grades 9 through 12, or a homeschool equivalent, are invited to discover their talents in cybersecurity and learn about the field through a no-cost, online game of fun technical challenges.

Participating students do not need to have information technology or cybersecurity knowledge or experience; all that is required is a computer and an internet connection. Girls may play alone or in teams of two to four.

Colorado girls will be participating alongside students from across the country. The girls or teams who solve the most problems within the designated time will have the opportunity to win computers and other “techy” prizes as well as a trip, along with a parent, to the 2018 Women in CyberSecurity Conference. Additionally, the winning girls’ schools will receive a cash prize.

Registration will begin on Jan. 29 and end Feb. 16, 2018. The first 10,000 young women in high school who have registered by then will play the game online from Feb. 20 through Feb. 25.

Answers to other questions, a description of the game, and a sample challenge may be found on the GirlsGoCyberStart website at girlsgocyberstart.com.

Valentine service project for Brownies

 

Giving thank you cards is a way to show people that they are remembered and appreciated. Girl Scouts of Colorado sends Brownie-made valentines to community friends and donors to thank them for their generous support.

Directions 

• Make colorful cards! Decorate with fun materials, glitter, stickers, etc!

• Mark the back of each card with the Girl Scout’s name, grade, and troop number (no last names, please) .

• Each card should be no larger than 5” x 8”. No envelopes necessary.

• Send cards to 3801 E. Florida Suite 720 Denver, CO 80210 or drop off at your local office.

DEADLINE IS February 10, 2018.

Girl Scout Night with the Colorado Avalanche

Update as of Feb. 15, 2018: The Avalanche Marketing Team has extended the deadline for the ticket referral contest to Feb. 20. Troops still have a great opportunity to win the cookie booth at our event on March 2.

Join us for Girl Scout Night with the Colorado Avalanche on Friday, March 2, 2018! All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Cheer on the Avalanche as they take on the Minnesota Wild. The game starts at 7 p.m. and will be played at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

We have some fun new opportunities at this year’s event. Girl Scout troops can win a cookie booth at the Pepsi Center to sell cookies before the game. Troops can compete in a ticket referral contest where they share their five-digit troop number with friends and family who can share the troop number when purchasing tickets. The troop with the most referrals wins the cookie booth. Deadline for the ticket referral contest is Feb. 16, so share your troop info now for your best chance! Tickets can still be purchased after Feb. 16, but won’t count towards the ticket referral contest.

The first 80 people to purchase tickets will get a special co-branded Girl Scout beanie! The beanies are a limited-edition item that will have both the Avalanche logo and a Girl Scout logo. Once these are gone, ticket purchasers will get a co-branded cap featuring the Avalanche and Girl Scout logos. Please purchase your tickets by February 16 to receive your co-branded item.

There are other ice experiences during the game that ticket holders can win! A random drawing from all ticket holders will be held before the game and winners will be notified in advance.

Tickets are $30/person for group purchase of 10 or more people or $32/person for individual ticket purchases. Tickets are in the upper bowl of the Pepsi Center. Part of the ticket proceeds will be donated back to GSCO.

To purchase tickets, go to http://avalanche.teamkse.com/girlscouts18/.
Questions? Please contact Kiley Long at Kiley.Long@TeamKSE.com or 303-405-7625.

Pajama Jam with the Denver Nuggets

Update as of February 14, 2018: The Nuggets are extending their ticket referral contest deadline to Feb. 20 by 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased after this date, but won’t count towards the contest. 

Thanks for your help!

Join us for Pajama Jam with the Denver Nuggets on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018! Cheer on the Nuggets as they take on the San Antonio Spurs and then stay for post-game activities and a sleepover at Pepsi Center. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited.

Tickets are $25/person and include a ticket to the Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs game and a sleepover after the game at the Pepsi Center for Girl Scouts troops and families. Sleepover participants also will enjoy a midnight snack, shooting hoops on the court, a movie on Pepsi Vision, and breakfast. Participating Girl Scouts will get a special event patch. Participants not able to stay over at the sleepover are welcome to come and enjoy the game.

Troops can be a part of a ticket referral contest to win a cookie booth and fan experiences. The top three troops with the most ticket referrals will choose from one of two cookie booths onsite at the Pepsi Center after the game or a High-Five Fan Tunnel experience.

Want to join in the contest? Just share your five-digit troop number with others, and have them reference your troop number during when purchasing tickets. You will purchase your tickets first and then the Nuggets’ event staff will email you closer to the game to verify your troop referral number. The ticket referral contest deadline is February 16. Tickets can be purchased after this date, but will not count for the contest.

Purchase tickets at www.nuggetstix.com/GSPJ18. Seats are in the upper bowl area of the Pepsi Center. Tickets are available in other sections upon request by contacting Lexie Urratio at 303-405-1139 or lexie.urratio@TeamKSE.com. Please feel free to contact Lexie with any event questions you may have. We hope to see you there!

Cookie Rally with UNC Bears Women’s Basketball

Join us for a Girl Scout Cookie Rally with UNC Women’s Basketball on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Come before the game to have fun and get ready for this year’s cookie program. We’ll have activities and more to help you make this year’s cookie program the best! Each participating Girl Scout will get a special UNC cookie patch.

After the rally, enjoy the game and cheer on the UNC Bears as they take on Eastern Washington. All Girl Scouts are invited to the cookie rally and all Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited to the game.

The cookie rally is planned for 10 a.m. to approximately 12 p.m. with the game starting at 12 p.m. The rally will be hosted at the Bank of Colorado Arena in Greeley. Cost is $5/person (online ticket fees may apply). Purchase tickets at tickets.unco.edu and use promo code “COOKIES18.”

Questions? Please contact Brenda Realyvasquez at Brenda.realyvasquez@gscolorado.org.

Father daughter steampunk dance

 

Submitted by Jessica Jones

Metro Denver

Westminster

Girl Scouts and their father (or father figure) are invited to join Brownie/Junior Troop 60184 for a night of Victorian steampunk. Dress up in your fineries for dancing and fun on Jan. 20, 2018 at the Adams County Fairgrounds.

Advance tickets are $17 per couple and $8.50 per additional girl. These tickets are on sale until Jan. 17.

At the door tickets are $20 per couple and $10 per additional girl.

See the flyer above for more info.

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Camp like a G.I.R.L. for summer 2018: Registration for sessions at Sky High Ranch and Tomahawk Ranch begins Jan. 18

Camp like a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, and leader)! At Girl Scout Camp, girls will step out of their comfort zone, embrace the unfamiliar, and grow their confidence as they develop leadership skills. For summer 2018, your girl can rough-it survivor-style, summon the courage to zip down the zip line, sing and dance with new friends, or even paint a chicken’s toe nails!

Girl Scouts of Colorado offers a variety of sessions designed for girls entering first grade through seniors in high school at both Sky High Ranch near Colorado Springs or Tomahawk Ranch southwest of Denver. Overnight camp sessions are 3 days, 6 days, or 2 weeks. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Jan. 18 on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website at girlscoutsofcolorado.org. Sessions for summer 2018 include:

  • “Ranch Camp” at Tomahawk Ranch- Experience all that Tomahawk has to offer! Girls will try fire building, cook outdoors on a campfire, learn to navigate by the stars and a compass, and trail marking.
  • Oopy Goopy Science at Sky High Ranch – Girls will learn how to launch pop and tea bag rockets, explode watermelons, and make fizzy lemonade to drink.
  • “Survivor” at Tomahawk Ranch- Older girls will find out first-hand if they have what it takes to be a survivor. They’ll practice advanced camping, survival skills, fire-building, and outdoor cooking techniques, as well as learn the foods best for survival, knife safety, and knot tying.
  • Archer’s Quest at Sky High Ranch – Girls can become the next Sacagawea or Annie Oakley by learning marksmanship, as well as outdoor skills like orienteering, canoeing, zip lining, and shelter building.

The entire summer camp schedule is posted on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website (http://www.camp.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/). Register early. Some sessions fill in just a few hours!

Girl Scouts of Colorado also offers day camp, family camp, and troop camp adventures throughout the state.

Free nutrition presentations for all Girl Scouts

Submitted by Kim Moceri

Metro Denver

Centennial

Natural Grocers was built on five founding principles, the first being nutrition education. Because of our commitment to this each Natural Grocers location has a highly trained and educated Nutritional Health Coach. Our Nutritional Health Coaches help to empower local communities to take charge of their own health through healthy habits and nutrition. We are always looking for opportunities to teach others how gratifying and fun it can be to adopt a healthier lifestyle. With several classes to choose from, you are likely to find a class that looks exciting and even meets badge requirements! Some examples of classes include:

Kids Class- Nutrition 4 the Win: Discover how the food you eat feeds your muscles, heart, bones, and brain. Build a better plate with tasty treats and fun activities! Parents/caregivers—please stay and play. We can all win when it comes to nutrition!

Building Meals for Superhero Health Nutrition Education: Learn basic principles of meal planning to help remove the kryptonite from your diet and help you experience the POW!

Can Your Food Choices Save The Planet?: How can one person influence change in the face of such a problem? Farmers who raise animals on managed pasture provide a beacon of hope and a way in which your food choices can save the planet!

Call your local Natural Grocers to speak with a Nutritional Health Coach to schedule an event. We kindly ask for classes to have 12 or more participants.

Find your local Natural Grocers: https://www.naturalgrocers.com/store-locations/

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Test the new older girl STEM Journey

Girl Scouts of the USA and Raytheon have teamed up with Girl Scouts of Colorado to test the NEW Computer Science Journey for Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, and multi-level (6th -12th grade) troops. We are looking for troops to volunteer  to test the NEW Computer Science Journey for Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, and Multi-Level (6th-12th grade) troops.

Why participate? Your girls will…

  • Be the first to use new STEM materials with fun and engaging activities.
  • Develop communication skills through providing feedback on the new program(s).
  • Help your troop earn a $100 Amazon gift card to support troop-related program expenses.
  • Help develop new STEM program, and be part of history!!

Selected troops would complete the program activities and surveys about the program between February 2 and April 1, 2018. Interested in participating? Fill out a brief form at www.tinyurl.com/6-12CompSciPilot no later than January 19, 2018.

Questions? Email Katie Singleton at katie.singleton@gscolorado.org.

Computer Science Journey Pilot Troop Recruitment Flier