Tag Archives: Journeys

“Think Like an Engineer” event for Brownies

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Come join Troop 70720! Bring your troop and participate in a “Think Like an Engineer” event for Brownies!

When: November 2, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. to noon OR 1 to 4 p.m.

Where: The Ranch in the McKee Building (5280 Arena Circle Loveland)

Cost: $20 per girl, includes badge

This is not a drop off event, please bring your leader or adult with you.

Register at: https://brownie-journey-in-a-day-think-like-an-engineer.cheddarup.com

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Mentoring younger girls through Journeys

Submitted by Meredith Locke

Northern & Northeastern CO

Lafayette

Join Troop 2235 this year as they mentor younger troops through a variety of Journeys. The girls are excited to learn leadership skills and pass on the confidence they have learned to younger girls through the Junior Journey “aMuse!,” Cadette “Breathe,” and Brownie “Brownie Quest”Journeys!

October 20, 2019 aMuse! Journey

https://junior-amuse-journey-22112.cheddarup.com

November 17, 2019 Breathe Journey

https://cadette-breathe-journey.cheddarup.com

March 15, 2020 aMuse! Journey

https://junior-amuse-journey-94829.cheddarup.com

April 26, 2019 Brownie Quest Journey

https://brownie-brownie-quest-journey.cheddarup.com

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“WOW! Wonders of Water” Journey in a Day

Submitted by Karen Marietta

Metro Denver

Broomfield

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 jkmar2@msn.com with any questions.

To register for this event, please visit https://wow-wonders-of-water-journey-in-a-day.cheddarup.com.

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Junior “aMuse!” Journey

Submitted by Meredith Locke

Northern & Northeastern CO

Lafayette

Join Troop 2235 for a fun-filled time breaking stereotypes and learning roles of women around the world!

Junior “aMuse!” Journey

Date: October 20, 2019

Time: 1 – 4 p.m.

Location: Arts Hub, 420 Courtney Way, Lafayette

Price: $30 per girl, badge Included

To register, please click https://junior-amuse-journey-22112.cheddarup.com.

If you have any questions, please email Meredith at mltlocke@gmail.com.

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Brownie Fun Day (Journey in a Day)

Submitted by Mandy Boos

Metro Denver

Thornton

Join Troop 66778 for a Fun Day where your Girl Scout Brownie(s) will earn their “World of Girls” Journey!

Where: Adams County Fairgrounds Al Lesser Building at 9755 Henderson Rd., Brighton 80601

When: November 2, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

Cost: $8/girl (includes a fun patch and snack) Must Purchase Tickets by 10/18/2019.

Ticket purchase: https://my.cheddarup.com/c/the-woods-service-unit-646

What to bring: Water bottle, snack for your Brownie(s) with food allergies, sack lunch (no fridge access), and NEW pet supplies or food for Broomfield FISH.

A parent or leader is required to stay with each girl.

There will be refreshments and food for purchase.

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Learn more about the NEW badges and Journeys in the Volunteer Toolkit

Have you heard the buzz about the 42 NEW Girl Scout badges and Journeys? Wondering where to find out more? The Volunteer Toolkit is the answer and FREE!

Accessing the Volunteer Toolkit

If you are a troop leader, you can access your troop’s Volunteer Toolkit through the Girl Scouts of Colorado website. You will have to have a membership for 2019-2020 to access this information. Not sure if you have renewed? Contact us, we can check and help you renew.

  1. Go to girlscoutsofcolorado.org
  2. Click on the “MY GS” tab at the top right of the webpage.
  3. Select “Volunteer Toolkit”
  4. Use your email and password for your MY GS account. Not sure what this is? Contact us, we can help!

Families, you can also access your girl’s troop’s Volunteer Toolkit the same way. You have view only privileges, but this is a great way to stay informed with the happenings in the troop!

Juliette Girl Scouts, hang tight, you will have access starting August 1, 2019. Questions? Contact GSCO Mission Delivery Manager Emily Speck at emily.speck@gscolorado.org.

Still have questions? Join us on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at noon for a Facebook LIVE event! Can’t attend live, but have a question to ask? Email Emily your question and we will answer it! You can access the recording of the Facebook LIVE on our Facebook page under videos.

Ready to explore the Volunteer Toolkit? Check out these quick and awesome videos to walk you through using the system.

Setting up your year plan: https://youtu.be/n0nrh4NJBFk

Setting meeting dates, times, and locations: https://youtu.be/R_nGzg4Ux3w

Customizing your year plan: https://youtu.be/uTdSFjJcFu0

Meeting plan overview: https://youtu.be/AHw9W6YyOPU

Not into digital planning? You can also purchase copies of the new badge booklets through the GSCO Retail Shop: https://www.girlscoutshop.com/BADGES-PROGRAM/ALL-PROGRAM-MATERIALS/BADGE-REQUIREMENTS

Have questions? Email inquiry@gscolorado.org.

Facebook LIVE Event: Navigating NEW badges and Journeys

Ok, so you might be thinking “Wait, there are MORE badges to navigate through?” We get it! There is a lot of amazing Girl Scout programming out there and we want to help your girls find the content that meets their interests. Join us on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at noon for a Facebook LIVE event as we answer your questions about the 42 NEW badges and Journeys released by Girl Scouts of the USA earlier in the month. We’ll also share some insider information about them.

Can’t attend live, but have a question to ask? Email Mission Delivery Manager Emily Speck with your question and we will answer it! You can access the recording of the Facebook LIVE on our Facebook page under videos.

 

Change the world with 42 NEW Girl Scout badges

Choose your next adventure and earn one of 42 NEW badges! New programming released by Girl Scouts of the USA on July 16, 2019 enhances existing girl-led activities and offers girls everything from high adventure in the outdoors to learning how to use code to solve problems. Among the 42 new offerings are Outdoor High Adventure badges which feature, for the first time in Girl Scouts’ history, two distinct activity options, letting girls choose how they want to earn each badge.

In addition to existing badge offerings, girls in grades 6–12 can now pursue:

  • Nine Cybersecurity badges, through which girls learn about the inner workings of computer technology and cybersecurity and apply concepts of safety and protection to the technology they use every day. Activities range from decrypting and encrypting messages, to learning proper protection methods for devices, to exploring real-world hacking scenarios (funded by Palo Alto Networks).
  • Three Space Science badges, through which girls explore topics such as the universe and their place in it, properties of light, and inspiring careers in space science (funded by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate and led by the SETI Institute).
  • Think Like a Citizen Scientist, a Girl Scout Leadership Journey during which girls participate in interactive activities to practice observation techniques; collect data; and share their findings with real-world scientists through an online network. As with all of Girl Scouts’ Leadership Journeys, girls use their newly honed skills to take action on a community issue of their choosing (funded by Johnson & Johnson and The Coca-Cola Foundation).
  • To prepare girls in grades 6–12 to pursue computer science careers, Girl Scouts will launch the organization’s first Cyber Challenge on October 19 at sites nationwide, including Arapahoe Community College in Littleton. This program aims to prepare girls to pursue computer science careers in fields such as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, robotics, and data science. Girls will test their cybersecurity skills, team up with other girls, and meet with cybersecurity professionals!

The new programming for girls in grades K–12 includes:

  • 12 Outdoor High Adventure badges, designed for girls to explore nature and experience exciting outdoor adventures like backpacking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, rock climbing, and tree climbing—giving them the confidence to support one another, take healthy risks, and spend dedicated time in nature. These are the first Girl Scout badges that members can earn by choosing one of two self-directed paths (funded by The North Face).
  • 18 Coding for Good badges, which not only teach girls the basics of coding but also detail how every stage of the coding process provides girls with opportunities to use their skills for good. Girls will learn about algorithms through age-appropriate, creative activities, such as coding positive memes to spread a message about a cause they care about, designing a digital game to educate people about an issue, and developing an app to promote healthy habits. Every Coding for Good badge includes a plugged-in and unplugged version, so that all girls can learn the foundations of coding, regardless of their access to technology (funded by AT&T and Dell Technologies).

“Girl Scouts has ignited the power and potential of girls for over a century, and we are committed to ensuring that today’s girls are the future of American leadership,” said GSUSA CEO Sylvia Acevedo. “Girl Scouts is where girls can explore new subjects, discover their passions, learn to take smart risks, and become their best, most confident selves—whether they want to become a NASA astronaut, an entrepreneur, a mountain climber, a coder, or a cybersecurity agent.”

GSUSA works with top organizations in fields that interest today’s girls. Combined with Girl Scouts’ expertise in girl leadership, these organizations and specialists advise and weigh in on content to provide the most cutting-edge programming available to girls. Content collaborators include codeSpark, the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC), SciStarter, and Vidcode. In true girl-led fashion, girls also tested the new offerings.

Girl Scouts of Colorado is 32,000 strong—more than 22,000 girls and 10,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. With Girl Scouts, she’ll discover who she is, what she’s passionate about, and what she wants to achieve—both today and in the future. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org.

Donation to shelter to inspire mothers with family art project ideas

Submitted by Jessica Spangler

Metro Denver

Denver

With help from her multi-level Girl Scout troop, Senior Makayla completed the Journey “Mission: Sisterhood.” As her sisterhood issue, she chose improving relationships between mothers and their children, specifically those under additional stress due to homelessness. She wanted family art projects to help children be calmer and more cooperative with their mothers by building their relationship. With her troop, she created a beautifully painted wooden container to install at the local domestic violence shelter, Arising Hope. The troop then filled the painted container with art supplies they purchased with funds they raised as part of the Girl Scout Cookie Program. A set of laminated instructions for three art projects that would encourage mothers and children to bond were included, and Makayla wrote a personal cover letter explaining the goal of her project and inspiring mothers to do the projects together with their children as a family.

When asked “What have you learned from the troop that you can use in your daily life?”

Makayla responds “It’s easy to make friends.”

She said sisterhood is important because it’s nice to help people, and they will be there for you when you need help.

Makayla and her troop expanded their network when they visited a horse rescue and learned how a woman became the owner of a nonprofit and advocates for horses. She met Keith, who volunteers at the nonprofit Arising Hope shelter and happily agreed to accept donations of art supplies for Makayla’s project. Learning about these careers was eye opening for Makayla, who wants to be a baker. She said she would like to bake for a shelter to serve its residents. “Our project is meaningful because it will help other people.”

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Girl Scout Brownies want you to save water for pupfish

Submitted by Jamie B.

Northern & Northeastern CO

As part of our Brownie “Wonders of Water” Journey, our troop created this video to teach others about how many people rely on the Colorado River, and to inspire them to save water. As we designed the video, we tried to share important facts that many don’t know, while keeping the video fun. The more people enjoy the video and share it with others, the better! Most of our girls learned to use WeVideo in school, and our service unit purchased a WeVideo license to use for Girl Scout projects. After learning about water, the girls adapted their leader’s research to the screenplay. Filming the pupfish and panda scenes was a highlight of the project! The girls also recorded the narration, and chose images, videos and music to complete the video. We hope you enjoy it!

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