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Berthoud Service Unit hosts self-defense class

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Submitted by Jen Rotar

Northern & Northeastern CO

Berthoud

On May 7, 2017, the Berthoud Service Unit welcomed retired police officer Kate Hudson for an informational session to share smart self-defense tips with all Berthoud-area Girl Scouts. Ms. Hudson was in law enforcement for over 22 years, a women’s self-defense instructor, a Rape Crisis Team counselor, and a member of the Larimer County Peer Support Team.

During the Daisy/Brownie session, girls and their parents learned about stranger danger and many tips for being safe at home and while playing outdoors or on troop outings. Juniors and Cadettes were presented with extra information about safety while babysitting and how to avoid being the victim of crime.

These important reminders reinforce good safety habits on a daily basis and teach girls how to protect themselves and others— and may inspire a girl to consider a career in law enforcement!

The event was organized by Jen Rotar for the Berthoud Service Unit and held at the Berthoud Athletic Club.

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AmeriCorps position with Girl Scouts of Colorado

Girl Scouts of Colorado was selected as a host site for the 2012-2013 United Way of Larimer County AmeriCorps program!  So, together we are recruiting for a full-time, 11-month position with the title of Events & Series Coordinator.  This new position will begin on October 1, 2012.

What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 women and men in intensive service each year through more than 15,000 nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. AmeriCorps members work directly in their communities to build capacity, help people in need, and get things done!

In partnership with United Way of Larimer County Girl Scouts of Colorado will host one AmeriCorps member in our Fort Collins office who will work cross departmental to support volunteer services, membership, and the program department. The AmeriCorps member will:

  • Facilitate Girl Scout programs and events
  • Recruit and identify volunteers
  • Create a volunteer tracking system
  • Develop marketing materials
  • Maintain registration records
  • Collaborate with special initiative team to reach under-served girls
  • And so much more!

Benefits of AmeriCorps:

During their service AmeriCorps members will receive monthly professional development opportunities, health insurance with vision and dental coverage, and a stipend of $1,100 (pre-tax). After completion of 1,700 hours, members will receive and education award of $5,500 that can be used to pay off existing student loans or applied to future school expenses. AmeriCorps members will also benefit from an opportunity to network within the non-profit community in Larimer County, as well as an understanding of issues of poverty, health and education.

How can I apply?

You must be over the age of 17 and have a high school diploma to serve in Americorps State and National programs. Additionally, United Way of Larimer County is seeking applicants who have some previous experience volunteering with or working with non-profits. You must pass a federal and state background check.

Deadline to apply is Friday, August 24th.

For more information contact Kelly Burwell at: Vs.americorps@gscolorado.org