Tag Archives: Journeys

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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Troop 2255 works towards Gold Award

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submitted by Janice Houston

Northern & Northeastern CO

Boulder

As part of their requirements to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, Troop 2255 learned about food and food waste as part of their “SOW What?” Journey.

Community Food Share is an organization based in Louisville which works to fight hunger and food waste in our communities. They provide fresh, nutritious food to those in need, while also increasing the environmental health of the community by working to redistribute food instead of throwing it out. You can help them by donating food (any amount helps) or volunteering, either individually or with a group. Volunteering is a very fun experience for ages five and up. Girl Scout Troop 2255 recently volunteered at Community Food Share and enjoyed it immensely. They highly recommend it to others.

Info: https://communityfoodshare.org/about-us/how-we-work/

Volunteer sign-up: https://communityfoodshare.org/volunteer/individuals-families/

Girl Scout Troop 2255 has three Fairview freshman members: Lizzy N., Trinity P., and Claire T. Freshman Abbi S. of New Vista completes the troop. Cheryl Paulson is the troop leader and Janice Houston is the co-leader.

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Complete the “Brownie Quest” or “Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden” Journeys

Submitted by Meredith Locke

Northern & Northeastern CO

Lafayette

Join Cadette Troop 2235 and multi-level Troop 4251 for a fun-filled time completing the Brownie Quest or Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden Journeys and help a great cause!

When:

April 28, 2019

1 – 4 p.m.

Price: $20 per girl. Badge Included.

Location:

Holy Comforter Episcopal Church

1700 W 10 Ave., Broomfield (About 10 minutes from downtown Lafayette)

We have the pleasure of working with the Passing Hats organization for our Take Action project by making bracelets for Race for the Cure-type events. In the future, we may also help the organization by knitting hats for cancer patients.

To register, go to https://brownie-brownie-quest-daisy-welcome-to-the-flower-garden.cheddarup.com

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

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Daisy Petals and Journeys at the fire station

Submitted by Nancy Mucklow

Mountain Communities

Steamboat Springs

Girl Scout Daisies from Steamboat Springs were treated to a visit with the Steamboat Springs Fire Department. We were working on our “Respect Authority” Petal AND parts of the “Three Cheers for Animals Daisy” Journey.

We learned that our firefighters eat dinner together, sleep for two nights at a time at the station, help people in car accidents, people that are hurt, put out fires, and help lots of animals!

We learned how to check our bedroom door with the back of our hand to feel if it is hot, if the fire alarm in our house goes off!

We learned about different trucks and all the tools they carry, and that firefighters wear special gear, so fire doesn’t burn them when they save people and pets in a fire.

We learned that firefighters can help pets of all different sizes if the pets have breathed in smoke.

We think you should be a go-getter to be a firefighter. It also helps to be innovative, a risk-taker, and a leader in this job.

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Junior “aMuse” Journey

Submitted by Meredith Locke

Northern & Northeastern CO

Erie

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

The event will take place on January 27, 2019.

Time: 1 – 4 p.m.

Location: Lafayette Senior Center, 103 Iowa Ave., Lafayette, CO

The badge is included.

To register, follow this link: https://junior-amuse-journey-12478.cheddarup.com

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Multi-level Troop 65659 uses computational thinking to help oceans

Submitted by Jessica Spangler

Metro Denver

Denver

Girl Scout Cadette Elizabeth completed the “Think Like a Programmer” Journey with the help of her multi-level troop. She planned a web-site to raise awareness of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to inspire people everywhere to make lifestyle changes that can help solve the problem and protect our resources.

First, the girls made a list of local, personal, and global problems computers can solve. They learned about what programmers do and what computers do to solve problems. With input from the troop, Elizabeth chose a community to focus on for her Take Action project: the ocean community of people and animals. She narrowed down all the problems affecting the ocean community to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

They used computational thinking by taking a big problem, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and breaking it into steps. They learned how to apply user-centered design by identifying the concerns, interests, and needs of the users of the oceans: humans need healthy food, transportation, medicine, minerals, transportation, and a healthy climate, and sea creatures need a healthy, clean environment to live in.

Elizabeth’s solution was to educate and inspire people about the garbage patch,. She considered what might be important to our users: easy ways to take action and step-by-step instructions. Elizabeth used feedback to improve her solution by learning what current ocean clean-up projects tell the public that people can do to help.

Elizabeth wanted to reach others to teach them what she learned, so the troop hosted a Call to Action event for the whole community. During the event, troop members and attendees learned about the problem and created artwork to raise awareness and remind them of their pledge to Take Action. Elizabeth came up with the idea to create a website to share information about the garbage patch, so her project would be sustainable. She wanted the website to include information for visitors on how to contact their elected representatives and information on local recycling options.

The finished website includes art inspired by the Great Pacific Garbage Patch created by Elizabeth, her troop, and the event guests. It also includes instructions on how to make your own art and pledge to Take Action to ensure our oceans are protected! Please visit the site at https://garbagepatchcalltoaction.myvidmy.com/ and share the link with everyone you know to create lasting change!

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Twisted Pine cookbook project

Submitted by Tiffany Baker

Metro Denver

Lone Tree – Highlands Ranch

Cadette Troop 59 of Lone Tree – Highlands Ranch invites Girl Scouts across Colorado to share their favorite camp cooking recipes.

Our girls are working on their aMaze! Journey this November, which focuses on multiple friendship topics. Coming together in the kitchen and around the campfire is something Girl Scouts have been sharing for generations. These 6th-7th graders have chosen to put together a camp cookbook for their Take Action Project to leave at Twisted Pine.

You can help by emailing your favorite camp recipes to tiffanylbaker@hotmail.com.

Please include:

  • Your Girl Scouts’ name (first name only)
  • Troop number
  • Current Girl Scout rank
  • Favorite camp recipe
  • Favorite Girl Scout memory

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Girl Scout Day at CSU Environmental Learning Center

Calling all Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors to Girl Scout Day at the CSU Environmental Learning Center on Saturday, October 13, 2018!

Cost: $7/girl

Brownies: 9-11:30 a.m.

Juniors: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Brownies will: 

  • Go an adventure hike
  • Pick proper hiking gear
  • Learn about hiking nutrition
  • Pledge to leave no trace
  • Earn the “Hiking” badge, a “Wow! Wonders of Water” skill building badge

Juniors will:

  • Learn how to use a GPS
  • Make a trade item
  • Go on a geo-caching adventure
  • Learn about travel bugs
  • Earn the “Geo-caching” badge, an “It’s your Story – Tell It, Amuse” Journey skill building badge

For more information and to sign up visit www.csuelc.org.
Questions? elc@csuelc.org or 970-491-1661

* Cost does not include badge and badges will not be provided at event.

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Juniors: Earn your “aMuse” Journey at Tomahawk Ranch

Submitted by Maria Cross

Northern & Northeastern CO

Lyons

Girl Scout Juniors are invited to join the Seniors of Troop 78527 for a fun night of camping at Tomahawk Ranch and a fun filled day as you earn your “aMuse” Journey. Through the “aMuse” Journey, girls will explore the different roles women and girls hold in the world and develop a Take Action project.

This exciting overnight activity will take place starting in the afternoon of Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 and come to a close on Monday, Jan. 21. This is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. What better way to spend a day off from school than camping with your troop in comfy heated cabins, and earning your “aMuse” Journey?

Price is $70 per girl and $40 per adult. The “aMuse” Journey patch is included, but troops must register by Dec. 21 to be guaranteed a patch.

Troops must meet safety-wise ratios. Adults over safety-wise ratios must pay girl rate minus the cost of the patch.

Please contact Maria Cross at cross.maria.e@gmail.com with any questions.

Register by printing the registration form below and sending the
completed form to Troop 78527 (address is included in the form). Or, you can email cross.maria.e@gmail.com and request an electronic registration form.

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