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Bronze and Silver Award Girl Scouts honored at Highest Awards Celebration in Western Colorado

More than a dozen Girl Scouts, along with their families and friends, gathered at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction on May 19, 2019, to honor the more than 1,200 Girl Scouts from across Colorado who took the lead in their communities and earned one of Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards, the Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award.

The Gold Award, which is the highest honor in Girl Scouts, is presented to girls in grades 9-12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through a project that makes a difference in their community. The Silver Award is the highest award a girl in 6th – 8th grade can earn. The Bronze Award is the highest award a girl in 4th or 5th grade can earn. For the 2018-19 Girl Scout awards program year, 14 Girl Scouts in the Western Colorado region earned the Bronze Award. 15 girls across the Western Colorado region earned the prestigious Silver Award. 42 girls across Colorado earned the prestigious Gold Award..

Gold Award Girl Scout and current Gold Award mentor Heidi Ragsdale served as the celebration’s emcee. She talked briefly about how Girl Scouts helped her become the leader she is today.

The focus of a Gold Award project is identifying and researching a community issue she is passionate about, developing a plan to address it in cooperation with her team and community members, establishing a global connection with others, and providing sustainability for the project. Of the skills learned through Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards, leadership, organization, and critical thinking are the fundamentals of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Some universities and colleges offer scholarships unique to Gold Award recipients, and girls who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces may receive advanced rank in recognition of their achievements.

24 Girl Scouts learn about watershed conservation and the environment

 

In partnership with Colorado Trout Unlimited (CTU) and Anadarko, two dozen Girl Scouts had the opportunity to serve as citizen scientists, anglers, and artists on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Kassler Center in Littleton. The goal of the event was to help girls develop an appreciation for watershed conservation and the environment. This outdoor watershed experience employed STEM-education (science, technology, engineering, math), plus recreation and arts to explore a local stream. CTU volunteers led Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes in observing a stream, collecting flow data, sampling macroinvertebrates (aka aquatic bugs), fly tying, and fly casting. Girls also explored the natural area around Kassler Center and recorded their thoughts and observations.

Colorado Trout Unlimited is dedicated to conserving, protecting, and restoring Colorado’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. With a grassroots base comprised of nearly 12,000 members in 24 local chapters across the state, CTU works both locally and statewide through advocacy, education, and on-the-ground restoration projects. For more information visit www.coloradotu.org.

“Designing Robots” badge workshop with Arrow Electronics

Girl Scout Juniors are invited to earn their “Designing Robots” badge with Arrow Electronics.

When:

Saturday, June 1, 2019

9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Where:

Arrow Electronics

Centennial

Register online now:

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/junior_designing_rob.html

Arrow Electronics is an American Fortune 500 company headquartered in Centennial. The company specializes in distribution and value-added services relating to electronic components and computer products.

Light breakfast will be provided during check-in and girls will receive their “Designing Robots” badge at the end of the workshop. All girls should have earned their “Programming Robots” badge prior to attending the workshop.

This is not a drop-off event. All girls must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader. Adult-to-girl ratios must be met. Girls attending with a troop leader should bring a completed parent permission form for a Girl Scout activity, which her troop leader should retain in case of emergency.

Registration closes on May 23 OR when capacity has been met.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

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Troop 60678 earns “Musician” badge

Submitted by Melissa Sommers

Metro Denver

Littleton

Our troop went to Do Re Mi Lessons in Littleton and had a blast learning about a variety of instruments. We got to hear the violin, viola, and cello and give them each a try. Do Re Mi owners, Dean and Desiree Hirschfield, played an Irish jig using the violin, also known as a fiddle, and the cajon, which we learned was a percussion instrument. Charlotte organized the event. She and Dean composed a song together and taught it to the rest of the troop.

Charlotte learned about music from around the world! She was an innovator and risk-taker by composing a song and performing to her troop. She taught the song to her troop and they performed it at the end of the event!

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

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.

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

Junior “Habitat” Badge Day at Pueblo Zoo

Girl Scout Juniors (4th and 5th grade) are invited to Pueblo Zoo on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. to work on their “Habitat” badge. Girls will complete all requirements for the Habitat Badge. The badge will not be provided at the event. You are welcome to stay and explore the zoo for the day after this event is over.

Pueblo Zoo is an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited facility covering 25 acres in Pueblo City Park. It is home to more than 500 animals representing 125 different species from around the world. Education outreach programs serve nearly every elementary school in Pueblo County, reaching thousands of children each year.

Register online:

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/junior_habitat_badge.html

The registration deadline is Tuesday, March 19.

This is not a drop off event. All girls must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader. Adult to girl safety ratios for events must be met. Girls attending with a troop leader must bring completed parent permission forms for a Girl Scout activity that troop leaders should retain for their records.

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

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

Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors: Explore your world at Tomahawk Ranch

Submitted by Maria Cross

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

Brownies and Juniors come join us for a traveling adventure camp Around the World in Two Days! The Ambassadors of Troop 78527 have planned lots of fun activities for you to explore different places around the world. Break away from the winter doldrums and enjoy three days and two nights camping in comfy heated cabins at Tomahawk Ranch Girl Scout Camp near Bailey.

This fun-filled camp will start the evening of Friday, January 25, 2019 and end after breakfast on Sunday,January 27. Our troop has traveled internationally to Belize and want to inspire your girls to go on an adventure where ever that may be so pack your bags and join us!

Price is $100 per girl and $55 per adult. Girls will get fun patch. Registration deadline is January 7, 2019.

Troops must meet safety-wise ratios. Adults over safety-wise ratios must pay girl rate.

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

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Girl Scout Juniors: Earn your aMuse Journey at Tomahawk Ranch

Submitted by Maria Cross

Longmont

Northern & Northeastern CO

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.

Who: Girl Scout Junior troops

When:  Sunday, January 20, 2019 to Monday, January 21 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

Where: Tomahawk Ranch

Price: $70 per girl, $40 per adult Price includes Journey patch. Must register by 12/21 to be guaranteed a patch.

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Cybersecurity 1: Basics with Coalfire

When:

Saturday, January 12, 2019

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where:

Coalfire

11000 Westmoor Cir

Westminster, CO 80021

Girl Scout Juniors are invited to work with cybersecurity experts at Coalfire to earn their “Cybersecurity 1: Basics” badge!
The “Cybersecurity 1: Basics” badge will be provided at the event.

Girl Scouts: $5

Adults: FREE

Register online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/cybersecurity_1_basi.html

Girls will learn:

  • How computers read information
  • How networks work
  • What protocols are
  • How computers communicate
  • What malware is

Breakfast and snacks will be provided. We encourage participants to plan for a late lunch on their own after the session is over.

This is not a drop off event. Adult-to-girl ratios for events must be met. Girls attending with a troop leader should bring a completed parent permission form for a Girl Scout activity that troop leaders will retain for their records.

Registration ends: Tuesday, January 8

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org