Tag Archives: Journeys

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.

Cadettes of Troop 65659 Complete aMAZE Journey

Submitted by Jessica Spangler

Metro Denver

Denver

Cadettes from Troop 65659 joined with two Juliettes to complete the aMAZE Journey. To earn their Diplomat Award, they chose to focus their project on the topic of first impressions. They created a fun story about puppets at a theme park to show viewers why you should not jump to conclusions based on your first impression of a person (or a puppet).

They also addressed how we might give someone who is leaving a bad first impression a chance by helping them, and the consequences of stereotyping a person based on what you see. They agreed to share their video with local neighborhood groups so that other children would be able to enjoy it and learn from it. Their video can be seen at https://youtu.be/jirSh4DmMDo .

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.

Think Like a Citizen Scientist with Johnson & Johnson

Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors are invited to “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” with Johnson & Johnson on September 19, 2020 from 10 a.m. – noon! Through the Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey, girls learn how citizen scientists make observations, collect data, and help scientists conduct scientific research.

Register NOW: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/think_like_a_citizen.html

Registration closes Thursday, September 10 or when we have reached capacity.

At this program, girls will:

  • Hear from a J&J employee about their jobs and career path
  • Observe and collect data about their surroundings as they work on activities from the Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey
  • Participate in a citizen science project where they’ll record data about clouds for the GLOBE Observer: Clouds project from NASA
  • Reflect on what they’ve learned and how they can take action

At the end of the event, girls will be encouraged to create a sustainable Take Action project that solves a problem in their community. After the event, girls can plan and create their projects to earn the Take Action award and complete the Journey.

Johnson & Johnson’s generous support of the Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors prepares girls to experiment, explore their environment, and push boundaries in healthy ways, all while learning how they can improve the world through STEM.

At this time, this program is open only to active Colorado Girl Scouts. Each Girl Scout must register individually. We will use Zoom to host the program virtually. Instructions for how to prepare at home and instructions on how to log in day of will be emailed to all participants prior to the program.

Level appropriate Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey awards will be mailed to each participating Girl Scout after the program.

If you have any questions about this program, email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org or have trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

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.

Pollinators and citizen science

Submitted by Robin Hill

Metro Denver

Aurora

Ruth and Aspen from Troop 60035 worked on their Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey. For a field trip, they participated in a pollinator workshop at the Denver Botanic Gardens. They learned that National Pollinator Week was celebrated in June. Because of COVID-19, the usual events surrounding National Pollinator Week could not be held. That’s when their Take Action Project was born. The girls did a presentation about National Pollinator Week, common pollinators in Colorado, and ways to help pollinators through citizen science. Their presentation was shared with their troop, other troop leaders, and family and friends. They also enjoyed their Scistarter project, an ant picnic, where they examined what “foods” attracted ants. Pictures are from one of the citizen scientist observation games and from their ant picnic.

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.

Girl Scouting at Home: “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Challenges Part Four of Four

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Outreach Program team has developed a series of “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Challenges for the week of June 1, 2020. These activities aren’t Girl Scout level-specific. However, they would probably be best for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. Each activity correlates with the Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journeys and are weather-related.

For your last challenge, you are going to make your own wind vane! Using a paper plate, cup, pencil, and string, girls will create their own wind vane, so they can tell which direction the wind is blowing.

Previous Challenges:

  • Use common household kitchen items to make your own hurricane! Girls will learn about the formation of hurricanes and will be able to see how they form.
  • In the “Climate around the World” experiment, girls will use items in the house and found outside to model different climates around the world and conduct an experiment on how the sun effects the different climates. Girls will learn the difference between weather and climate and explore climates all over the world!
  • Make your own sundial, using a paper plate and pencil. Girls will learn about the rotation of the Earth and how they can use that to tell the time!

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.

 

Girl Scouting at Home: “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Challenges Part Thee of Four

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Outreach Program team has developed a series of “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Challenges for the week of June 1, 2020. These activities aren’t Girl Scout level-specific. However, they would probably be best for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. Each activity correlates with the Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journeys and are weather-related.

For your next challenge, you are going to make your own sundial, using a paper plate and pencil. Girls will learn about the rotation of the Earth and how they can use that to tell the time!

Previous Challenges:

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.

 

 

Girl Scouting at Home: “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Challenges Part One of Four

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Outreach Program team has developed a series of “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Challenges for the week of June 1, 2020. These activities aren’t Girl Scout level-specific. However, they would probably be best for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. Each activity correlates with the Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journeys and are weather-related.

Watch this video to learn how to use common household kitchen items to make your own hurricane! Girls will learn about the formation of hurricanes and will be able to see how they form.

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.

 

Girl Scouting at Home: “Think Like an Engineer” Challenges Part Four of Four

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Outreach Program team has developed a series of “Think Like an Engineer” Challenges for the week of May 11, 2020. These activities aren’t Girl Scout level-specific. However, they would probably be best for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and younger Cadettes. Each activity correlates with the Think Like an Engineer Journeys as each Journey asks girls to do three design thinking activities, and that’s basically what these are.

Today’s challenge is to build your own parachute to explore air resistance vs. gravity! You will need cups, a coffee filter, shopping bag, and string. Watch this video to see this challenge in action!

Previous Challenges:

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.