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Last kayak/paddleboard workshop of the season

Submitted by Sharon Manning

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

Troop 73392 hosted their last kayak/paddleboard workshop of the season. Although the air and water temperature were on the cool side, the girls from Troop 60350 had a beautiful morning to enjoy blue skies and a gorgeous view of Longs Peak while playing on the water.

Troop 60350 had the opportunity to challenge their water craft skills with a variety of different kayaks and paddleboard while enjoying the scenery and wildlife at McIntosh Lake in Longmont.

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Girls leading girls

Submitted by Sharon Manning

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

Despite overcast skies and a few rain drops, Troop 73392 enjoyed sharing their love of kayaking and paddleboarding with Cadette, Ambassador, and Senior Girl Scouts from Longmont, Brighton, and Thornton. Girls had the opportunity to try several different kayaks and paddleboards and then paddle across McIntosh Lake.

If you’re interested in joining the fun please contact Sharon Manning at sharon_colorado@msn.com. Currently, a few spaces are available for the August 12, 2017 workshop.

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Girls leading girls

Submitted by Sharon Manning

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

The girls from Troop 73392 led their fellow Girl Scouts in a fun evening of kayaking and paddle boarding. The weather was great, the water warm, and the view fabulous. Troop 73392 will be hosting another workshop on July 29, 2017 in Longmont for Cadette level and higher.

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Troop 73392 learns to kayak and paddleboard

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Submitted by Sharon Manning

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

The girls from Troop 73392 are learning to conduct and lead kayak and paddleboard workshops for Girl Scout Cadettes and older.

The girls have learned about different types of paddle boards and kayaks and some of the pros and cons of each type. Now, they are putting their knowledge into action by teaching others the skills necessary to enjoy this fun sport.

In June, the girls hosted their first workshop with a group of leaders and Girl Scout staff. They look forward to hosting their fellow Girl Scout Cadettes later this month.

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Water Camps – Make a Splash this Summer!

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Looking out the window at a slushy and spring day, just waiting for the next snow to fall, makes it hard to look forward to playing in the pool. But, summer will return, and so will the warmth of the sun. Summer brings a chance for kids to once again, enjoy days filled with aquatic fun.  Are waterslides, pools, and crazy rides your thing, or are you more of the fishing, kayaking, and canoeing type?  Either way Girl Scouts of Colorado has something for you!

Spend days enjoying a variety of water related camps this summer at Tomahawk Ranch or Sky High Ranch.  Learn how to paddle and navigate a canoe, tie a fishing hook and eat your catch, go paddle boarding just to name a few. Take a dip in a pool on a hot summer’s day, take a trip down a waterslide, or maybe visit some finned friends at an aquarium! Don’t settle for just the lawn sprinkler on a hot, sweaty afternoon, instead, dive head first into fun at one of Girl Scouts of Colorado’s two overnight camps.

Although the warm days of summer may seem a lifetime a way, they will be here before you know it. Act now and avoid another boring summer, just trying to stay cool and escape to a world of refreshing, cool water fun at summer camp, visit website and find out our ways of always keeping or water camp safe from any water damage.

TR04 The Olympians 6/12-6/17, TR16 The Olympians 6/19-6/24, Junior: Be a part of the Tomahawk Olympic games. Light the torch, aim straight, jump high, run fast, swim hard and go for the gold. There will be time for general activities too.

TR13 Salamanders 6/19-6/24, Junior: Dive into a liquid adventure and have fun in the sun at this water & travel camp. Weather dependent trips will be to locations to relax poolside, fish, sunbathe & more. Even try to catch a salamander or two! There will be time for general activities too. This camp includes off-camp trips to water destinations.

TR25 Pirate Splash 6/26-7/1, Junior: YO-HO YO HO a life in the sun for me! With sunscreen on & a sensible hat, we’ll play the day away. We’ll splish and splash and have a laugh, and fish our local seas (lakes & reservoirs). And when on land we’ll goof around with crafting and archery. YO- HO YO-HO a life in the sun for me!

TR35 H2O 7/10-7/21, Cadette: For this water traveling camp, dive into a liquid adventure & have fun in the sun. You’ll take weather dependent trips to relax poolside, fish, sunbathe and more. Even catch a salamander or two! There will be time for general activities too. This camp includes off-camp trips to water destinations.

SH02 Anchors Away 6/12-6/17, Junior: Are you crazy about boats? Travel off camp to nearby lakes to kayak and sail, paddle board and swim! Build your own boat and race in the second annual Sky High Cardboard Regatta! There will be time for general activities too. This camp does not include zip line.

SH12 Peaks to Ponds 6/19-6/24, Brownie-Junior: Get ready to sample all types of boats – from kayaks & canoes, to stand up paddle boards! Weather permitting, groups will boat every day, and take a day-trip to practice their skills. Lounging lake-side and swimming are a must! There will be time for general activities too. This camp does not include zip line.

SH23 Canoe Crazy 6/26-7/1, SH60 Canoe Crazy 7/24-7/29, Brownie-Junior: Are you crazy about boating? Travel off camp to nearby lakes to try kayaking, sailing stand up paddle board & swimming! Build your own boat and race in the second annual Sky High Cardboard Regatta! There will be time for general activities too. This camp does not include zip line.

SH28 Pond Hoppers 6/26-7/1, Cadette: The ultimate canoeing adventure! Learn the skills it takes to become an expert paddler and go on an overnight canoe trip to beat the heat this summer. Learn how to pack your canoe and sleep under the stars. There will be time for general activities too.

SH40 Peaks to Ponds 7/10-7/15, Junior: Zip line down the mountain on your way to fun in the sun at Manitou Lake! You’ll enjoy boating, swimming, and of relaxing in the sun! There will be time for general activities too.

SH435 Sky High Adventure Olympics 7/10-7/10, Cadette: Test your mettle at the First Annual Sky High Adventure Olympics! Events include: zip line, rock climbing, one-hour off-site trail ride, swimming, canoeing, and archery. There will be time for general activities too.

SH56 Pond Hoppers 7//17-7/22, Senior-Ambassador: The ultimate canoeing adventure! Learn the skills it takes to become an expert paddler and go on an overnight canoe trip to beat the heat this summer. Learn how to pack your canoe and sleep under the stars. There will be time for general activities too.

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Girl Scout Boating Camps are making a Splash!

In a place like Colorado, it seems like we are blessed with endless opportunities for outdoor adventure. One thing that is rare though, is chances for aquatic experiences. This summer, GSCO continues the tradition of offering high quality boating camps for a truly unique Colorado water adventure!

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Are you new to boating? Or maybe you’re an old pro but can’t decide on a favorite specialty? Then the Boating Sampler camp from July 25th– 29th is for you! In this camp, campers get to try out a different boating specialty each day to get a taste of everything. Campers will rotate between canoeing, kayaking, sail boating, windsurfing and stand up paddle boarding- all taught by certified instructors and on the beautiful Soda Lake in Bear Creek Lake Park in Morrison. When not learning new boating skills, there will be plenty of time to splash around under the sun and enjoy the clue waters of this amazing area!

If you’re a more experienced boater, or if you want to become an expert in your favorite type of boating, consider signing up for boating specialty camp from June 20th-24th! In this camp, participants will spend the whole week receiving in depth instruction in their specialty of choice: canoeing, kayaking, sailing boating, or standup paddle boarding/ windsurfing.

Interested in GSCO Boating Camps? Contact Outdoor Volunteers Programs Manger Anna Danila, anna.danila@gscolorado.org for more information. Register now for a boating camp!