Coming to Northern Colorado: Two separate chances for Girl Scout Daisies to participate in a “Three Cheers for Animals” Journey in a Day event!
Where: The Ranch
When: November 10, 2019 or January 5, 2020- Both events run from 1 to 5 p.m.
Cost: $25 if no patches are wanted and cost is $32 with patches
A mixed group of Cadettes and Seniors will be leading the activities! A guest speaker from the Animal House coming to talk about animal care. Girls will also do a special project to help feral cats in the community.
Calling all Brownies! Please join us on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 2 – 5 p.m. to learn all about water! Cadette Troop 64599 is hosting a “WOW! Wonders of Water” Journey in a Day event.
Girl Scout Brownies will explore the wonders of water by finding out more about its importance and how it’s used around the world. During this Journey, girls will learn how to LOVE water, SAVE water, SHARE water, and earn the “WOW! Wonders of Water” Journey by taking action to share their knowledge with others. Activities will include games, crafts, hands-on experiments, and snacks.
The cost per girl is $20 payable by credit card or e-check and will include the “WOW! Wonders of Water” Journey award set. The event location is the Broomfield Community Center located at 280 Spader Way, Broomfield, CO 80020. Registration is limited to 100 Girl Scouts. Safety Wise adults are free. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Cost: $30 per Girl Scout Junior / $10 per Safety Wise Adult
Registration Deadline: March 23
This event is a super fun way to earn your “Agent Of Change” Journey in a day! We will be doing the three parts of the Journey: The Power of One, The Power of Team, and the Power of Community. The girls will work in small groups, ultimately leading them with the tools to complete their Take Action project in their own communities. There will be team building, games, archery, and challenges built into the day. The day will not include receiving the physical badges for the Journey, as Girl Scouts will have one piece to complete on their own. Lunch is included, but if you have very specific food needs, we ask that you bring your own and talk to us about those needs so we are aware.
The whole day is hero-themed. The girls end the event making a thank you pack for a real hero in their community, police, nurse, teacher, etc. to bring what they have learned back to their neighborhoods and thank someone who is a hero in their life.
This program was designed by a team of Cadettes for their Silver Award and this is the third set of weekends that they have led younger Girl Scouts in how to grow in the Power of One, Team, and Community.
As you can see from my own 3rd grade photo, Brownie beanies were hip in the 80s. Seriously, though, I have so many fond memories of being a Brownie and a Junior as a kid–camping at Sky High Ranch, overnights at Garden of the Gods, staying up all night to learn about people who work the graveyard shift, learning basic first aid, selling cookies (of course!), and making friends. Most of all, I learned that girls can do anything. My leaders instilled in me a sense that no task is too great if you prepare and work hard. These leadership skills played a role in helping me reach my goals of becoming the first Hispanic to represent Colorado at the Miss America Pageant (’97) and eventually starting my own business, Sol-Via Modern Arts (’09).
Fast forward to present day where I now find myself the proud mother of two Girl Scouts and a co-leader to a super duper bunch of 3rd grade Brownies. As a parent, an educator, business owner, and a leader, I am so impressed with how much Girl Scouts curricula has evolved in the 21st century. What a great time to be a Girl Scout!
Among my favorite of the new learning experiences are the leadership journeys. Through hands-on activities, they help girls to identify and discover the strengths and skills they already posses to be successful leaders at home, at school, and in their community.
It’s been one year since my company began hosting the “Journey in a Day-the Creative Way” event for Girl Scouts in Colorado. Through this one-day workshop, girls can earn their journey award by participating in arts-centered activities. By the end of February, we will have helped nearly 1,000 girls earn their “It’s Your Story, Tell It” journey award or become a Leader in Action!
Something special happened at my November event–a sort of serendipity. One of the mothers turned out to be an old friend from my 3rd grade Brownie troop! It reminded me of how my journey as a Girl Scout has come full circle and how lucky I am to be a part of GSCO!
I sure hope your troop can join us for one of our Journey in a Day events!
Please see the activity finder for information about our March 12th and April 9th events.