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Earn your “Agent of Change” Journey in a day at MMR

Submitted by Marcia Roe

Northern & Northeastern CO

Meadow Mountain Ranch

Program Level: Junior

When: Saturday, April 6 or Sunday, April 7, 2019

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.

Questions? Email Marcia at ocmc1359@gmail.com.

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.

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Journey in a Day camp-outs

Submitted by Denine Dains

Metro Denver

Westminster

Calling all Brownie, Junior, and Cadette troops for an exciting “It’s Your Planet: Love It” adventure! Join Senior Troop 3972 for a tipi camp-out which includes the following:

  • One overnight tipi rental per troop (limit two adults, eight girls per tipi)
  • Completion of ALL WOW (Brownies), Get Moving (Juniors), and/or Breathe (Cadette) Journey requirements
  • One WOW Badge set, One Get Moving Badge Set, or One Breathe Badge set per Girl Scout
  • S’mores and campfire activities
  • Breakfast
  • Snack
  • One-hour watercraft rentals

When:

  • Friday, June 28 at 4:30 p.m. to Saturday, June 29, 2019 at noon
  • Saturday, June 29 at 4:30 p.m.  to Sunday, June 30, 2019 at noon
  • Friday, July 26 at 4:30 p.m. to Saturday, July 27, 2019 at noon
  • Saturday, July 27 at 4:30 p.m. to Sunday, July 28, 2019 at noon
  • Friday, August 9 at 4:30 p.m. to Saturday, August 10, 2019 at noon
  • Saturday, August 10 at 4:30 p.m. to Sunday, August 11, 2019 at noon
  • Friday, September 20 at 4:30 p.m to Saturday, September 21, 2019 at noon
  • Saturday, September 21 at 4:30 p.m. to Sunday, September 22, 2019 at noon

Where: Standley Lake Regional Park, Westminster, CO

Check out our flyer here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MhHa2EGdf2wKc9xdPzpyWReNL1LfqG_uH5Xpc5dMfWw/edit?usp=sharing

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My Personal Journey in Girl Scouting/Journey in a Day

Submitted by Regina Flores-Dunda

Centennial

Denver Metro

My how we have all grown up!

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.

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