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Overcoming Bias: Journey Workshop for Older Girl Scouts

Join us for a special event on Overcoming Bias with Global Nomads Group where girls will explore how biases are formed, reflect on their own assumptions, explore the biases they encounter in their communities and media, and create an action plan for interrupting biases in themselves and in others. Through stories shared by youth from around the world, girls will deepen their understanding of their global peers and how biases impact people around the world.

Cadettes, April 18, 2021 https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/media_journey_overcoming_bias_virtual_04_18_2021

Senior and Ambassadors, April 25, 2021 https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/overcoming_bias_virtual_s_a_04_25_2021

** This special live virtual event has a limited capacity, so be sure to register today!

Girls will connect for a live event via Zoom facilitated by trained Global Nomads Group staff.  Starting as a whole group presentation, girls will learn about biases from trained Global Nomads Group facilitators and stories created by youth from around the world.  Then, they will move into small group facilitated discussions where they will have the opportunity to reflect on their learnings and share stories of their own. This whole group to small group sequence occurs multiple times throughout the live events giving all girls an opportunity to learn and contribute their voice.  After the event, girls will create an action plan to interrupt bias in themselves or others.  This short action plan assignment should be completed within one week of the event (by May 2, 2021) and shared via the link provided (email to follow event). By joining the live event and completing an action plan, girls will complete their MEdia (6th – 8th), GIRLtopia (9th -10th grade), or Your Voice, Your World (11th -12th grade) Journey!

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.

Brownie Troop 42993’s W.O.W. Journey Take Action Project

Submitted by Erin Ryan

Pikes Peak

Ellicott/Colorado Springs

Brownies Aubree, Rylee, and Ava completed their W.O.W. Journey last week by presenting their Take Action project to Colorado Military Academy. Cynthia Lucero, the K-6 principal, accepted their project.

The girls made signs to encourage other students to save water. They hung them in bathrooms and in student hallways. They also used their own money to purchase and donate 75 reusable water bottles to children in the school who can’t afford one.

During the Journey, the girls learned about the water cycle, tea, and how it connects girls around the world. They made pledges to love and save water in their own homes by taking showers, not baths; turning off faucets while brushing their teeth and washing their hands; and only pouring small cups of water to drink, so they aren’t dumping extra down the drain. They learned about women and girls in other countries who have to walk miles for clean water, most of the time while carrying their siblings or children on their backs. Most of all, they learned water is a basic human need, and saving water is extremely important!

I am proud of these girls for giving back! They are definitely making the world a better place.

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.

“3 Cheers for Animals” Daisy Journey event

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Fort Collins

Northern & Northeastern CO

I know everyone is inundated with cookies right now, BUT older Girl Scouts from Fort Collins have worked hard to put together two “3 Cheers for Animals” Daisy Journey events.

March 21, 2021 1 – 4 p.m.

https://3-cheers-for-animals-daisy-journey-in-a-day-copy.cheddarup.com

April 11, 2021 1 – 4 p.m.

https://3-cheers-for-animals-daisy-journey-in-a-day-copy-11004.cheddarup.com

Both of these events are run by Girl Scouts in high school. They did them in person in 2019 – 2020 and for 2020 – 2021, it is on Zoom. They have done one Zoom event so far with good feedback. And, they are ready to run their last two events of this school year!

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.

Troop 65659 Seniors complete Sow What? Journey

Submitted by Jessica Spangler

Metro Denver

Denver

Two Senior Girl Scouts in Troop 65659 teamed up with a Juliette Senior to complete the Sow What? Journey. They named their team the “Potato Deer Turnips” after local foods. They had an idea to do a Take Action project that would bring gardening to those experiencing  homelessness. However, when they met with staff from the Denver Rescue Mission and from the CSU Extension, they learned that what the shelter really needed was more volunteers to serve meals. They wanted to meet the need that was most pressing.

Meeting virtually, the girls explored hunger by watching a video about a photo exhibit called “Hunger Through My Lens.” The girls were inspired by the exhibit. They agreed to share their message using their own photography. They took photos of their own meals and then, paired the photos with a recorded a message to ask viewers to consider volunteering. The girls felt the best part of the project was all the community members they were able to network with virtually. “It is important because it can help others,” said Senior Girl Scout Donna.

The message and photos can be viewed at https://youtu.be/gbFnN6oGw98 .

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.

“3 Cheers for Animals” Journey Events for Daisies

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Join Troop 720 as they run another TWO VIRTUAL “3 Cheers for Animals” Journey in a Day events! This is totally ran and planned by older girls. They did it three times in-person last school year and just completed their first Zoom session this last weekend. They had a lot of great feedback from the girls who attended.

If you have a Daisy (kindergartner/first grader), this event is for you! They have two sessions available for your girl or Girl Scout to register for!

March 21, 2021 from 1 – 4 p.m. https://3-cheers-for-animals-daisy-journey-in-a-day-copy.cheddarup.com

April 11, 2021 from 1-4 p.m. https://3-cheers-for-animals-daisy-journey-in-a-day-copy-11004.cheddarup.com

These will be the last dates ran this school year.

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 was at the can send in her story here.

Montrose Junior Spreads Joy with Bird Feeders

Submitted by Bonnet Riddles

Western Colorado

Montrose

As a troop we had just finished up our Agent of Change Journey and were starting to brainstorm a Take Action project when COVID-19 hit. All of our initial ideas were no longer plausible with the new safety and health guidelines. We were back to the drawing board and this time, that drawing board was a virtual one.

We wanted to help senior citizens in our area. The girls pointed out that our high-risk senior population is extremely isolated and they wanted to do something special to encourage them. The idea of making and donating bird feeders to a local retirement home was born! This project was led and orchestrated by Girl Scout Kendyl L. She bridged to Cadette this year, but with the extension on award projects, she really wanted to earn her Bronze Award before the deadline.

Kendyl and her team started by contacting retirement homes. A hurdle that we did not expect was being able to find a location willing to accept the bird feeders. Most places did not even allow us to finish speaking before giving “no” as an answer. Eventually, we did find a place that loved the idea.

The bird feeders were built and painted at our recent bridging ceremony. Each family, (at their socially distanced tables), worked as a team in assembling and creating a bird feeder for the project, 10 beautifully crafted and painted feeders in total were created.
Kendyl’s team reached out to local businesses and were able to get birdseed donated for the project. The bird feeders were filled and placed along sidewalks and outside of resident windows at Montage Creek Living Facility in Montrose. The completion of this project gives me great joy as a troop leader.

The delight that the elderly residents can enjoy from watching the antics and activities of different birds is priceless. I am so proud of both Kendyl and also of my troop for supporting her in reaching her goal.

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.

Three Cheers for Animals: Daisy Journey Event

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Daisies, mark your calendars! Troop 70720 is hosting a Zoom Journey in a Day event and we hope to see you there! The plan is to host three events: one in January, one in March, and one in April. While it will look a little different than our past in-person events, we hope it is still going to be a great time and valuable to those who attend. Register here: https://my.cheddarup.com/c/daisy-journey-in-a-day-63534

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.

Troop 61353 Crushing Period Stigma

Submitted by Sarah Benjamin

Metro Denver

Littleton

Troop 61353 designed a website about crushing period stigma for their Sisterhood Journey. The Girl Scouts are hoping to give insight and information about periods to help younger girls feel more comfortable with the topic and have a place to go to help find resources.

Check it out here:
https://breakingthestigma.webador.com/

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.

Junior aMuse Journey

Submitted by Meredith Locke

Northern & Northeastern CO

Lafayette

Join us for one amazing Girl Scout Journey hosted by Lafayette’s Girl Scout Troop 72235! This event will be a fun-filled time of breaking stereotypes and learning roles of women around the world!

When:  November 15, 2020 from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Where: Arts Hub, 420 Courtney Way, Lafayette, CO (This event will be at the Arts Hub or virtual depending on the state of things at the time.)

Cost: $30 per Girl Scout, badge included

Register here: https://junior-amuse-journey-possibly-virtual.cheddarup.com 

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

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.

Seniors of Troop 65659 Earn Sisterhood Award

Submitted by Jessica Spangler

Metro Denver

Denver

Seniors from Troop 65659 joined with two Juliettes to complete Mission: Sisterhood. They all came up with issues they cared about, and then, voted to focus on access to art instruction for youth who are living on the streets and in poverty. The girls believe that making art is a healing process that is truly a need for youth in challenging life circumstances.

They wanted to inspire art teachers of all mediums  (visual arts, theatre, music) to give time by volunteering with organizations that serve youth experiencing homelessness in their local areas. They created a video to explain their project and why it’s important. Then, they got help to create a new Facebook group and recruited art teachers nationwide to see the video and exchange information on how they can volunteer locally. Their group can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/groups/497354454462093 .

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.