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Olympian to serve as keynote speaker for Secrets to Success in Colorado Springs

Olympian Carissa Gump, who competed in weightlifting in 2008, will be the keynote speaker for Secrets to Success in Colorado Springs on October 20, 2018. The event takes place at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. Carissa is currently the executive director of the U.S. Strength and Conditioning Foundation, and comes to strength-building from many angles: physically, mentally, and emotionally. Her story is about the kind of toughness it takes to compete at the Olympic level in a sport that has traditionally been reserved for men. She will speak about the kind of inspiration she received to pursue her dreams as an Olympian, and how this inspiration still serves her today. She is thrilled to share her story with the young women who will be attending the October 20 Secrets to Success event!

Girl Scouts AND any girl in grades 6 through 12 are invited to participate in Secrets to Success on October 20. Every girl will get to meet and hear from more than 20 women who are experts in their fields and learn their “secrets to success.” It will be a great chance to network with Colorado Springs’ finest women and sample the variety of career options available to girls and young women today! Register at www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/support-us/fundraising-events/secrets-to-success-pikes-peak.html and don’t forget to invite your friends!

Girl Scout Night with the Colorado Switchbacks

When: Saturday, September 22, 2018

Gates open at 6 p.m., Game starts at 7 p.m.

All Girl Scout levels, family, and friends are invited!

$12/ticket

Join us for Girl Scout Night with the Colorado Switchbacks Soccer on September 22! Cheer on the Switchbacks as they take on Phoenix Rising FC. All Girl Scouts attending will receive a special event patch and be invited to bring together the Youth Fan Tunnel before the game. Enjoy discounted tickets and fireworks for Fan Appreciation Night! All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited!

Girls can pick up their patches at the Girl Scout table inside the stadium.

Register here: https://ticketing.axs.com/Quantity.aspx?t=38E45398D60CF2D1B13BE9&og=-1 

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Xcel Energy’s Day of Service: Social media contest

Girl Scouts of Colorado is thrilled to participate in Xcel Energy’s 8th Annual Day of Service! In addition to providing an exciting service and patch opportunity to girls on September 8, 2018, GSCO is participating in the Day of Service social media contest.

How to earn points:

• Each eligible post that follows the posting requirements below will be counted as one point for the organization mentioned in the post.

• The points will be divided by number of project volunteers to account for project scale.

• People will not be limited from posting more than once. On the contrary — Xcel encourages multiple original posts – but watch your frequency because Facebook has policies to protect from spammers!

• Shares and multiple identical posts will not count for the contest.

Who can post:

• Volunteers, team leaders, friends, family – anyone! Recruiting other people to pitch in for your project is a best practice.

Where to post:

• On the Xcel Energy Colorado Facebook page

• Your personal Instagram account

Posts must include the following four elements to be eligible:
1. The hashtags #XEDOS and #contest;
2. Tag Xcel Energy Colorado:
• On Facebook: post directly to the Xcel Energy Colorado Facebook page AND tag @Xcel Energy Colorado;
• On Instagram: post a photo or video about your project and tag @xcelenergy;
3. Tag @GSColo and,
4. Why you love the nonprofit/organization or project, what your Day of Service project is about, or volunteer activities to support the project.

*Shares and reposts and will not count towards points.*

Using photos and videos in posts:

• In addition to the contest tagging requirements listed above, a photo or video is required to post on Instagram.

• While not required to earn a point, including photos and videos on Facebook or Twitter posts is a great addition to help tell your story!

When to post:

The Contest begins at 12:00:01 a.m. MT on Tuesday, September 4, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. Midnight MT on Saturday, September 8.

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Songbirds Girl Scout Choir needs you

“Sing, sing together, merrily, merrily sing!” Girl Scouts sing for lots of reasons: to keep traditions alive, gather in congenial comradeship, create memories, learn new things, expand our horizons, make joyful music together, but most of all TO HAVE FUN !

The Songbirds Girl Scout Choir, under the direction of Penny Roberts, began in the fall of 2002 as an outgrowth of the 90th Anniversary Roundup in the legacy Mountain Prairie Girl Scout Council. We had so much fun, we wanted to continue singing together. Our youngest member was about four-years-old at the time, and often rode on her mom’s shoulders when we sang with their Girl Scout troop. Penny had wanted to be a choir director since she first saw more than 10,000 Girl Scouts and adults from around the country gather in the amphitheater at the 1962 Roundup in Button Bay, Vermont to raise their voices in song.

The Songbirds meet on the second Saturday of every month from September through April. They gather at the Berthoud Elementary School at 560 Bunyan Avenue in one of the classrooms. A guitar class is offered each month at 9 a.m. for those singers age 10 and up, who want to join in the fun and learn how to play guitar chords to accompany the choir. From 10 a.m. to noon the group sings old songs, new songs, fun songs, campfire songs, foreign language songs, rounds, graces, folk songs, motion songs, clapping games, Lemmi sticks, and on and on it goes.

Songbirds are looking for new members! Please bring your troop, friends, neighbors, adults and children. Anyone is welcome. There is no charge and no registration. Come once or join for the rest of the year and beyond.

Choir members are provided with three different songbooks and royal blue logo shirts are worn to special performances.

Songbirds sing in performance whenever requested. For example, we will have a performance and a sing-along at the Open House at Meadow Mountain Ranch on Sunday, September 23, 2018. We’ll help others have fun while they explore our wonderful mountain camp facility. If you’d like a taste of what the Songbirds do, come join us there.

A flyer is below with contact information if needed. “All together, sing together, lalalalalalala la la  la!” and “Sing, sing, sing, come my friends and sing with me. Round up your voices, fill the air with music free.”  Please join us, one and all!

2018 songbirds flyer favorite

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Girls rugby Girl Scout event

WHEN: Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 3 p.m.
WHERE: Mir Park, Glendale

Come and try one of the newest Olympic sports! All girls will have the opportunity to learn basic rugby skills and play non-contact, flag rugby. No experience necessary and all girls are welcome to join. Rugby experts will introduce basic skills in various lead-up games and girls will learn how to play the fast-paced flag rugby game.

The cost of the event is $10 and all girls will receive a girls rugby patch and two tickets to watch the Glendale Women’s Premier League match at Infinity Park that evening at 5 p.m.

What are you waiting for? Sign up today at www.girlsrugbyinc.com/girlscouts

Leadership Summit training events

Want to encourage girls joined -at-the-hip in your troop, to make new friends, but keep the old? Learn how to clique proof your troop! Want more support during your troop year? Learn how to engage families in your troop! Want to know how to plan awesome events for your troop or service unit? Take the Event Planning enrichment class!

Come to a Leadership Summit. Take a variety of enrichment classes and essential required training. Meet and connect with your peers, enjoy a catered lunch, and start your troop year with the information you need to be successful!

Register Now!  Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Sand Creek High School in Colorado Springs.

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2018/leadership_summit_in.html

Register Now!  Saturday, September 8 at First United Methodist Church in Loveland.

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2018/leadership_summit_in_450758101.html

Register Now!  Saturday, September 29 at Community College of Aurora in Metro Denver.

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2018/leadership_summit_in_75499965.html

There are classes for older girls too!

Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors can participate in leadership enrichment courses to expand their skills and knowledge to prepare them for their future in Girl Scouts and beyond. Girls will sign-up for the entire day.  This is a FREE leadership development opportunity! Girls should bring a sack lunch and light snacks will be provided. Sessions include Gold Award, Highest Awards and Take Action, Taking Ownership of Your Girl Scout Experience, Let’s Go on an Adventure, Using Your Leadership Skills for Change, and “Selling” Your Girl Scouts Experience. Meet other teenage Girl Scouts and share your experiences.

To read class descriptions and register for older girl classes, go to our events page at:

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events/training-events.html

Small Craft Safety certification course

Want to go boating? If you’d like to take your Girl Scouts boating, you can register for the Small Craft Safety certification course. The Small Craft Safety certification is required to take any Girl Scouts boating. This one-day course will cover all the basics of canoeing and kayaking. The course will thoroughly cover boating equipment, paddle strokes, swamped boat rescues, and ways to keep boating fun and safe!

When: Saturday, September 15, 2018

Time: 8 A.M. – 4 P.M.

Where: Sky High Ranch

Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 6

Registration link:

https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/small_craft_safety_certification_pp_09_15_2018

Girl Scouts of Colorado honors 2018 Women of Distinction in Denver Oct. 2

Girl Scouts of Colorado honors 2018 Women of Distinction in Denver Oct. 2.

  • 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, Senior Manager, System Safety & Quality, United Launch Alliance
  • Becky Takeda-Tinker, Ph.D., President & CEO, Colorado State University-Global Campus; and CEO, Beyond Campus Innovations, Inc. an entity of the CSU System Foundation

WHAT: This year’s honorees were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Tasha Jones ’15, Director of Marketing, Forest City, and chosen based on their contributions to the community, both professionally and personally. They are shining examples of corporate, civic and philanthropic leadership.

The event is presented by co-chairs: Pat Cortez ’04, Senior Vice President, Community Affairs Manager

Community Relations and CRA Risk Management Department, Wells Fargo Government and Community Relations Group and Brook Kramer ’16, Senior Vice President, Senior Regional Fiduciary Manager, Philanthropic Services, Wells Fargo Private Bank. The evening includes a three-course dinner and creative dessert featuring Thin Mint cookies. Keynote Speaker is Riley Morgenthaler, Gold Award Girl Scout and recipient of Stephanie A. Foote Leadership Prize for Gold Award Excellence.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

WHERE: Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 South Syracuse Street, Denver, CO 80237 

For more information, contact Heidi Books at 303-607-4833 or heidi.books@gscolorado.org.

For media, RSVP by Sept. 24 to AnneMarie Harper at 303-607-4844 or annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

 

Gold Award and Highest Awards and Take Action trainings

We are thrilled to be offering both Gold Award and Highest Awards and Take Action trainings at Leadership Summits across the state for the summer and fall of 2018!

You may be asking, “What is a Leadership Summit?” Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Leadership Summits are learning conferences that offer volunteers (and girls!) the opportunity to get energized for the new membership year and check required trainings off the to-do list. In addition to offering trainings for new and experienced volunteers, we are offering “Older Girl Leadership Summit” tracks at each event where older girls can participate in training all day.

Gold Award Training is required for any girl interested in pursuing her Gold Award.

Highest Awards and Take Action is the perfect opportunity to connect with other troop leaders about successful projects and learn how to let girls take the lead in making a difference in their community with Take Action projects that girls will complete in their Journeys, Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award projects.

Colorado Springs, Saturday, August 25
Older Girl Leadership Summit: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/older_girl_leadership_summit_pp_08_25_2018
Leadership Summit (for adults): https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/leadership_summit_in_colorado_springs_pp_08_25_2018

Loveland, Saturday, September 8
Registration links coming soon!

Denver, Saturday, September 29
Registration links coming soon!

Grand Junction, Saturday, October 20
Super Saturday event, Gold Award training only.
Registration link coming soon!

Questions about Highest Awards? Email highestawards@gscolorado.org

The Princess Academy weekend at Tomahawk Ranch

Submitted by Helmi Sandifer

Metro Denver

Morrison

We would like to cordially invite you to a weekend at The Princess Academy where girls and princess become something new.

For all of those Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies wishing to become princesses, then your wish has been granted. Come join Senior Troop 61053 at The Princess Academy in the Nation of Tomahawk Ranch, November 2-4 2018.

Cost:

$100 per girl
$35 per safetywise adult – The number of adults required to chaperone your troop (see Chapter 7 of Volunteer Essentials)
$100 per extra adult

Hosted by: Senior Troop 61053

When: November 2 – 4, 2018

Where: Nation of Tomahawk Ranch

Why Girl Scouts should attend?

Daisies and Brownies will have fun learning to become princesses through different activities. Some activities may include steps for completing badge work.

How people can sign up?

See our troop website for more information:
https://sites.google.com/view/gstroop61053/home

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