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Troop 65455 Girl Scout Kickoff Meeting – Kendrick Lake Park

K-7th grade girls and their families are invited to learn more about what it means to be a Girl Scout in Troop 65455 at our Kickoff Meeting. We will share information about our plans for the upcoming year, introduce our troop leaders, and help new families register to join our troop. Troop 65455 is building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place through hands-on, outdoor, out-of-the-ordinary activities.

 

Girl Scouts is a place where your girl is free to try new things and just be herself! As a Girl Scout, your girl will practice leadership with grit like a go-getter, problem solve like an innovator, embrace challenges like a risk-taker, and show empathy like a leader—in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment where she can feel free to let her full, magnificent personality shine through every single time. And now there’s even more to explore, with new badges in robotics, outdoor adventuring, cybersecurity, and environmental stewardship—to name just a few!

 

Learn more and meet our troop on Tuesday, September 10th from 6:00 P.M. – 7:15 P.M. at Kendrick Lake Park located at 9351 W Jewell Ave, Lakewood, CO 80232.

Xcel Energy Day of Service

Girl Scouts in grades K-6 are invited to spend the morning with Xcel Energy employees to unravel energy mysteries and work on requirements for energy badges. Xcel Energy Day of Service is Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 8 – 11 a.m. at the  Xcel Energy – Kipling Service Center in Lakewood. During the morning, you will also participate in a service project as a way to help others in your community. It will be a special day of learning and caring, designed just for Girl Scouts.

Register now! https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/xcel_energy_day_of_s.html. Please make sure to click “Girl Scout Registration” to sign up to participate.

All Girl Scouts will receive their “Utility Safety Ambassador” patch from Xcel Energy.

Girl Scouts in grades 6 and up are also welcome to attend, but content is aimed toward a younger audience.

Build-a-Roller-Coaster adventure: Design challenge for Daisies with LEGO

UPDATE AS OF AUGUST 1, 2019: THIS EVENT IS FULL.

Girl Scouts of Colorado invites 15 Girl Scout Daisies to come build an awesome roller coaster car and ramp with LEGO Bricks! Your Girl Scout Daisy will explore learning through play as she builds, tests, and races her very own roller coaster car and ramp with a team of Daisy friends to support her every step of the way! She’ll even earn an awesome “Daisy Roller Coaster Design Challenge” badge to fuel her growing sense of skill-building, goal-crushing, barrier-breaking Girl Scout pride—SWEET.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

LEGO Store

Colorado Mills

14500 W Colfax Ave #482

Lakewood, CO 80401

Event time: 9:45 – 11:00 a.m.

Cost: FREE

Please note the following for this special event:

  • Capacity is limited to 15 Girl Scout Daisies and four parents/guardians/troop leaders.
  • All Girl Scouts who sign up must have renewed their Girl Scout membership for the 2019 – 2020 membership year. Haven’t renewed yet? That’s OK! Sign your girls up for another year of unmatched fun and adventure with Girl Scouts NOW!
  • Registration will close on Tuesday, August 13 OR when capacity is met.
  • Do not register Girl Scouts unless you know they are able to attend this event.
  • Each girl will be required to submit a signed parent permission form (with emergency contact information), GSUSA photo release, LEGO photo release, and LEGO in-store liability waiver. Forms will be emailed out prior to the event and must be returned via email by 5 p.m. on August 16.

To register, email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org with the information listed below for each individual Girl Scout Daisy. Do not register Girl Scouts unless you know they are able to attend this event.

  • Parent/caregiver first name
  • Parent/caregiver last name
  • Email address
  • Zip code
  • Girl Scout Daisy’s first name
  • Girl Scout Daisy’s lase name
  • Girl Scout Daisy grade

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

 

Girl Scouts celebrate 15th anniversary of Yule Marble Initiative

2019 marks 15 years since Girl Scout Troop 60357 of Lakewood petitioned state lawmakers to designate the Yule Marble as the Official State Rock of Colorado. The girls embarked on the project to make Colorado the most geologically patriotic state in the union, with red, white, and blue geologic symbols (mineral: http://bit.ly/2HuK7P2, rock: http://bit.ly/2EmmZjW, and gemstone: http://bit.ly/2M1Ysqv). The project also enabled them to earn the Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest honor for fourth and fifth grade Girl Scouts.

Now, Girl Scout alumnae are reflecting on what the project meant to them and the impact Girl Scouts has had on their lives.

“Now, in 2019 looking back over the last 15 years, I realize that this project did more for me as an adult than I ever could have imagined.”

“It’s pretty awesome to say that I was part of a group of young, ambitious women that took on the seemingly impossible and succeeded.”

MiKayla Loseke

“The most important lesson I learned from all this hard work is you can achieve anything you   put your mind to. A group of young girls with the help of a few very strong women were able to pass a bill into law in the state of Colorado. We weren’t experienced in the way governments work. We had no idea what we were doing. (The help we received from Senator Betty Boyd was incredible, we wouldn’t have been able to do it without her.)”

“I learned to be proud of my accomplishments. Our troop is going to be a part of Colorado’s history forever, and having that accomplishment, knowing that I was part of something great, gives me the courage to continue doing great things.”

Laura Eckhardt 

“The Yule Marble Initiative gave me a sense of hope for my own life and for the lives of those around me. My 12-year-old self was bold enough to go in front of a room of politicians and tell them that ‘even the smallest citizen can have a voice,’ and what was amazing was that those intimidating politicians listened and also agreed with us. What an empowering feeling for a bunch of pre-teens! I try to carry that feeling with me throughout my life and let it be a reminder when I doubt myself or the world around me, that change is possible and even the smallest, most seemingly insignificant of us are capable of making great changes in the world around us. That gives me hope.”

Emily Cameron

“I like to use this event as an example when I am working with fourth and fifth graders who are just starting to want to make their marks on the world. I share with them that a group of kids just like them, from their own neighborhoods, were able to make such a large and lasting change in their community, and that if they see a need, they too can reach out and do something about it.”

“Yule marble has become so much more than our Bronze Award project, it laid the foundation for the kind of people we grew up to be, and the kind of power we all have to make a difference in our world. If a bunch of little girls can change their world and make it just a little bit better, imagine what the rest of us can do if we set our minds to it.”

Caitlin Corenblith

 

 

 

Volunteer Spotlight: Michelle Pierce

Girl Scouts of Colorado is celebrating extraordinary volunteers throughout the state in honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month. Michelle Pierce of Lakewood in the Metro Denver region is a shining example of the wonderful role Girl Scout volunteers play in the lives of girls and our community.

GSCO asked Michelle to answer a few quick questions about her volunteer experience. We hope you find her as inspiring as we did.

Why did you become a Girl Scout volunteer? 

When my oldest daughter was going to kindergarten, I knew I wanted her to have the Girl Scout experience I had as a child. My mom was the leader and I just knew I wanted to be one as well.  (That was 10 years ago now!)

Tell us about your different volunteer roles as a Girl Scout. 

Well, I think I have had most every position you can have. I am a troop leader for two troops (both daughters), TCM for both troops, FPM for both troops, service unit manager for Rosewood, SUCM and SUFPM. Several years ago, I was the  school coordinator for Dennison Elementary.

What have you learned as a Girl Scout volunteer? 

The girls teach me new things all of the time. Teamwork with other leaders. Having support and friendships that are lasting because we have a same interest. Organization skills have improved. So much more.

What do you hope girls have learned from you? 

They are important. Leading and growing into strong young women. Know that they can accomplish anything they set their mind to.

How has your experience as a volunteer helped you become a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader)?

Be able to set goals and and take risks in life both professionally and personally. Also, to lead others to to get a common goal accomplished.

Want to nominate a volunteer for Girl Scouts of Colorado to spotlight? Please email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org. 

TRY IT Days: Create Like a G.I.R.L. – Belmar Library

You’ve heard about Girl Scouts – now try it for yourself!

Join us for an afternoon of sample activities from our new Girl Scout Outdoor Art badges!

Are you new to Girl Scouts?

Please join us to learn all about what it means to be a Girl Scout, and the wonderful volunteer opportunities available. Inviting K-12th grade girls and an adult to learn more. New troops are forming today!

As a Girl Scout, your girl will practice leadership with grit like a go-getter, problem solve like an innovator, embrace challenges like a risk-taker, and show empathy like a leader—in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment where she can feel free to let her full, magnificent personality shine through every single time.

Are you a current Girl Scout member or volunteer?

You’re invited to complete hands-on activities toward your Outdoor Art badge in the comfort of the library. Bring a friend or prospective volunteer to share the wonderful world of Girl Scouts!

To start your girls’ membership with Girl Scout of Colorado visit: www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/join

TRY IT Days: Engineer Like a G.I.R.L. – Lakewood Library

You’ve heard about Girl Scouts – now try it for yourself!

Join us for an afternoon of sample activities from our new Girl Scout Engineering Journeys and badges!

Are you new to Girl Scouts?

Please join us to learn all about what it means to be a Girl Scout, and the wonderful volunteer opportunities available. Inviting K-12th grade girls and an adult to learn more. New troops are forming today!

As a Girl Scout, your girl will practice leadership with grit like a go-getter, problem solve like an innovator, embrace challenges like a risk-taker, and show empathy like a leader—in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment where she can feel free to let her full, magnificent personality shine through every single time.

Are you a current Girl Scout member or volunteer?

You’re invited to complete hands-on activities toward Engineering badges in the comfort of the library. Bring a friend or prospective volunteer to share the wonderful world of Girl Scouts!

To start your girls’ membership with Girl Scout of Colorado visit: www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/join

Girl Scouts Information Night – Lakewood

Please join us to learn all about what it means to be a Girl Scout, and the wonderful volunteer opportunities available. Inviting K-12th grade girls and an adult to learn more. New troops are forming today!

As a Girl Scout, your girl will practice leadership with grit like a go-getter, problem solve like an innovator, embrace challenges like a risk-taker, and show empathy like a leader—in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment where she can feel free to let her full, magnificent personality shine through every single time.

Event will take place on Tuesday, January 15th from 5:00-6:00pm at Hutchinson Elementary, 12900 W Utah Ave, Lakewood, CO 80228

Daisies learn how to keep a digital treasure safe

Submitted by Lorell Duteil

Metro Denver

Lakewood

Lakewood Daisy Troop 60711 recently completely the “Cybersecurity Basics” badge. The girls enjoyed brainstorming ways to protect real and digital “treasure” as well as learning and discussing about different types of computers. The girls protected their crystal gems by boxing, hiding, bubble wrapping, taping, tying it up, warning labels, and disguising the package.

The Daisies were really excited to share all the computers they know of and how they use computers to learn and ‘see’ the world. They are also working on the “Space Explorer” badge and liked talking about computers they could use in space. They are excited to take on the “Cybersecurity Safeguards” badge activities soon.

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

Earn Junior camping badges

Submitted by Michelle Pierce

Metro Denver

Lakewood

Senior Troop 2017 is hosting a camping skills overnight for Girl Scout Juniors at Twisted Pine January 12- 13, 2019 from  4 p.m. to 10 a.m. We are teaching camping skills. We will earn the following badges: “First Aid,” “Simple Meals,” “Camper,” and a special “Camping Basics” badge. We will learn about fire and knife safety and how to pitch a tent. Girls will make two meals and learn about first aid and knots. Register here: https://junior-camping-201.cheddarup.com

This is a passion that this troop has. They love camping and helping teach others the skills for camping. They have even come up with their own “Camping Basics” badge to provide to the participants.

Junior Twisted Pine Jan 12-13[2]

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