Tag Archives: Halloween

2020 Virtual Halloween Costume Contest: The Winners Are….

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Virtual Halloween Costume Contest! Watch a slideshow of the winners here. All winners will be contacted by the volunteer running the contest. Special thanks to judges Chelsea of the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders; Leanna Clark, CEO of Girl Scouts of Colorado; Rae Ann Dougherty, Board Chair for Girl Scouts of Colorado; and Lauren Whitney of CBS Denver. More than 60 Girl Scouts from across Colorado (Colorado Springs, Littleton, Grand Junction, Longmont, Pagosa Springs, Firestone, etc.) entered the contest.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Trunk-or-Treat in Colorado Springs

Submitted by Cindy Opong

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

When Evans Elementary School in Colorado Springs put out a call for trunk-or-treat vendors, the Cadettes and Juniors from Troop 43483 decided to be of service. The troop is based out of the school, and the Cadettes are almost all alums of Evans.

As the event was part of a STEM night, the troop decided to create a candy chute to safely deliver treats to kids. Over 300 kids visited the Halloween event, and the candy chute was a huge hit! Trick-or-Treaters had fun trying to catch candy and the Girl Scouts had fun making the chute and sending candy down for delivery.

The Cadettes in this multi-level troop are also working on the Babysitting badge and this event helped fulfill some of the requirements.

*** This was an outdoor event intended for and open to the community and within the state’s COVID-19 guidelines.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Halloween Costume Party – Denver Metro – Virtual

You and your girl are invited to our Halloween Costume Party!

Come dressed up in your favorite Halloween Costume! We’ll listen to spooky music, play games and learn what it means to be a Girl Scout!

Through Girl Scouts, your girl will have fun, challenge herself, and discover new passions — all while forming friendships that last a lifetime!

This is a free event for girls in K-3 who are not currently in Girl Scouts. No membership is required to attend this event. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to attend.

This event will be held on the following dates (Please select one):

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020 – 5:00 p.m. (Registration end date: Monday, October 26, 2020)
  • Friday, October 30, 2020 – 6:00 p.m. (Registration end date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020)
  • Saturday, October 31, 2020 – 10:00 a.m. (Registration end date: Thursday, October 29, 2020)

Pre-registration is required to maintain capacity, track attendance and for virtual quality assurance.  Please register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/halloween_costume_party_denver_metro_virtual

A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

Before this event, please take the time to review the Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Internet Safety Pledge, and then virtually sign it with your girl. As always, safety is a top priority at Girl Scouts of Colorado, and we want to ensure she is staying safe while online Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Internet Safety Pledge.

Note: This event is for girls who are not currently in Girl Scouts. Feel free to pass along this invitation page to any of your friends who have girls entering K-3rd grade in the fall. Girl Scouts is more fun with friends!

If you have any questions about this event: bambi.dingman@gscolorado.org or call her at 303-607-4857. Having trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

Halloween Costume Party – Denver Metro – Virtual

You and your girl are invited to our Halloween Costume Party!

Come dressed up in your favorite Halloween Costume! We’ll listen to spooky music, play games and learn what it means to be a Girl Scout!

Through Girl Scouts, your girl will have fun, challenge herself, and discover new passions — all while forming friendships that last a lifetime!

This is a free event for girls in K-3 who are not currently in Girl Scouts. No membership is required to attend this event. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to attend.

This event will be held on the following dates (Please select one):

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020 – 5:00 p.m. (Registration end date: Monday, October 26, 2020)
  • Friday, October 30, 2020 – 6:00 p.m. (Registration end date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020)
  • Saturday, October 31, 2020 – 10:00 a.m. (Registration end date: Thursday, October 29, 2020)

Pre-registration is required to maintain capacity, track attendance and for virtual quality assurance.  Please register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/halloween_costume_party_denver_metro_virtual

A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

Before this event, please take the time to review the Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Internet Safety Pledge, and then virtually sign it with your girl. As always, safety is a top priority at Girl Scouts of Colorado, and we want to ensure she is staying safe while online Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Internet Safety Pledge.

Note: This event is for girls who are not currently in Girl Scouts. Feel free to pass along this invitation page to any of your friends who have girls entering K-3rd grade in the fall. Girl Scouts is more fun with friends!

If you have any questions about this event: bambi.dingman@gscolorado.org or call her at 303-607-4857. Having trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

Halloween Costume Party – Denver Metro – Virtual

You and your girl are invited to our Halloween Costume Party!

Come dressed up in your favorite Halloween Costume! We’ll listen to spooky music, play games and learn what it means to be a Girl Scout!

Through Girl Scouts, your girl will have fun, challenge herself, and discover new passions — all while forming friendships that last a lifetime!

This is a free event for girls in K-3 who are not currently in Girl Scouts. No membership is required to attend this event. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to attend.

This event will be held on the following dates (Please select one):

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020 – 5:00 p.m. (Registration end date: Monday, October 26, 2020)
  • Friday, October 30, 2020 – 6:00 p.m. (Registration end date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020)
  • Saturday, October 31, 2020 – 10:00 a.m. (Registration end date: Thursday, October 29, 2020)

Pre-registration is required to maintain capacity, track attendance and for virtual quality assurance.  Please register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/halloween_costume_party_denver_metro_virtual

A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

Before this event, please take the time to review the Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Internet Safety Pledge, and then virtually sign it with your girl. As always, safety is a top priority at Girl Scouts of Colorado, and we want to ensure she is staying safe while online Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Internet Safety Pledge.

Note: This event is for girls who are not currently in Girl Scouts. Feel free to pass along this invitation page to any of your friends who have girls entering K-3rd grade in the fall. Girl Scouts is more fun with friends!

If you have any questions about this event: bambi.dingman@gscolorado.org or call her at 303-607-4857. Having trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

Get in the spirit – enter the virtual Halloween contest!

Girl Scouts, it’s time to get into the Halloween spirit and enter the statewide, virtual Halloween costume contest. The contest is open to all girl members of Girl Scouts of Colorado. Use this form (https://forms.gle/XKC34Pv8rXpHdvSN6) to submit a photo of yourself in your costume by noon on October 31, 2020 for a chance to win. A panel of judges: Leanna Clark, CEO of Girl Scouts of Colorado; Rae Ann Dougherty, GSCO Board Chair; and a member of the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders will select winners in several different categories.

Also, don’t forget Halloween is our founder Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday! Honor her birthday by spreading the word about Girl Scouting to others in your community. You can use these  You’ve Been Boo’d printables  to leave a surprise treat for a friend or family in your neighborhood.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Cadette Book Club: Ghosts, Spells, and Spirits- Just in Time for Halloween

Things are getting spooky in the town of St. Augustine. Our leading lady, 12-year-old Lucely Luna has completely accidentally, conjured malevolent forces forth from an old spell book. With the help of her best friend Syd, Grandma Babette, and Chunk the Cat, Lucely must try to save the town before time runs out. Fans of “Ghostbusters,” “Goonies,” and “Coco” will love this frightfully fun adventure. Sensitive readers beware, there are some scary sections.

Join Girl Scouts of Colorado staff on October 8, 2020 at 4 p.m. for Cadette Book Club as we discuss “Ghost Squad” by Claribel Ortega. Please read the book in its entirety before the book club and come prepared with your brilliant thoughts, poignant questions, and outstanding opinions.

Register Here: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/october_2020_cadette.html

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Free tickets for “Clue on the Spooky Express”

Submitted by Alex Erkenbeck

Metro Denver

Denver

Mile High Freedom Bands invites Girl Scouts to attend their matinee performance of “Clue on the Spooky Express” on October 27, 2018 at 3 p.m. 30 tickets are available at http://bit.ly/MHFBTickets (select the 3 p.m. performance) and use code GirlScout18 at checkout.  Please note: this offer is for the 3 p.m. performance. The 7 p.m. performance is intended for adults age 21 and older.

Clue on the Spooky Express

Saturday, October 27, 2018

3 p.m.

Historic Grant Avenue

216 S Grant St

Denver, CO 80209

This is Freedom Winds’ 8th annual Spooktacular performance! This year, their intrepid heroes are going on a train ride, but what happens when someone doesn’t make it off the train?! We’ll all find out together because you, the audience, will get to cast your vote for how this story ends!

Freedom Winds is the symphonic wind and percussion ensemble of Mile High Freedom Bands. This group performs four major events each season with repertoire that includes traditional concert band music, contemporary pops literature, and collaborative performances. Events include the annual Halloween production Spooktacular! Spooktacular!, the kickoff to Denver’s PrideFest Melodies of Pride, and traditional band concerts in the winter and spring.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Join GSCO for Boo at the Denver Zoo

Get your Girl Scout spirit on this weekend at Boo at the Zoo at the Denver Zoo! Girl Scouts of Colorado will be have a presence on Saturday, October 31, with a tent featuring face painting,  trick-or-treat candy station, great giveaway prizes for those interested in Girl Scouts, and vintage Girl Scout uniforms, worn by the Girl Scouts Staff! And, don’t forget—it’s Juliette Gordon Low’s 155th birthday!

Boo at the Zoo offers more than 25 trick-or-treat stations, “creepy crawly” animal demonstrations, and family-friend entertainment for all! Activities are held beneath the Mile High City’s colorful foliage from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. “Boo After Dark” is from 6:30 p.m – 9 p.m., which is for evening trick-or-treaters who prefer to see the animals and lights at night.

All activities include the price of admission. $17 for adults, $12 for children, free for children 2 years and younger.

To volunteer for “Boo After Dark” at the Girl Scouts tent handing out candy, please contact Christine Slomski, 303-607-4803 or Christine.slomski@gscolorado.org.