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Girl Scouts build and test roller coaster cars with the LEGO Group

17 Girl Scout Daisies had the unique opportunity to build and test an awesome roller coaster car and ramp with the LEGO Group at Colorado Mills Mall in Lakewood on  Sunday, September 15, 2019! With the help of parents, caregivers, troop leaders, and LEGO Store employees, these Daisies learned about mechanical engineering and motion. Girls also explored how roller coasters work by designing, building, and testing their cars. As part of the event, the girls got to keep their LEGO cars and even earned their “Daisy Roller Coaster Design Challenge” badge. This event is all thanks to a national partnership between the LEGO Group and Girl Scouts of the USA! GSCO hopes to offer more events like this in the future.

A special thanks to CBS Denver who joined GSCO for the event and shared the story with their viewers!

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 Powered LEGO Engineering camp

 

 

 

Submitted by Shay Sinnott

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

My name is Shay and I manage the Northern Colorado regions of Play-Well TEKnologies. We run LEGO engineering programs for kids ages 5-12. A new initiative we have taken on over the past couple of years has been a girl powered engineering programming which focuses on providing supportive environments for young girls to learn about STEM fields and explore their interests. In addition to our girl powered LEGO engineering programs, we have worked with many Girl Scout troops all over Colorado to help troops earn badges in mechanical engineering, STEM, and robotics! If you are interested in hosting a badge workshop with Play-Well, please contact shay@play-well.org.For more information, go to www.play-well.org.

We have a special girl powered LEGO engineering camp coming up in Fort Collins at the Foothills Activity Center! We hope your girls will join us for a great week of female-led building. The camp is July 15 – 18, 2019 from 9 a.m. – noon and is for ages 5-7 and 1 – 4 p.m. is for ages 8-12. Interested families can sign up through the City of Fort Collins Recreator.  Register by July 8!

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The LEGO Americana Roadshow

Submitted by

Tiffany Baker

Lone Tree Girl Scouts

Park Meadows Mall is hosting The LEGO Americana Roadshow April 11-26 in Lone Tree, Colorado.  This is the only stop for the roadshow in our state.  National Monuments are located on the lower level of the mall.  Have your children grab a scavenger hunt map inside the LEGO store and locate facts about each LEGO Monument.  Return to the LEGO store at the end of the hunt to submit the form for a small free poster.

There is also an area with multiple LEGO tables set up for free building fun and two racing ramps to race LEGO cars with friends.  You might be fortunate and be able to speak with a LEGO Expert visiting with the roadshow.

Our Lone Tree Brownies visited for a special “scouts only” tour on Saturday, April 11th and earned a “Block Building” fun patch (with graphics of LEGOS) that can be ordered from the Fun Patches Catalog.  There are a couple of contests open to the public, such as guessing the number of bricks used to build the Nations Capitol and for best Instagram photos taken at the event.  A free Lincoln Memorial Mini Build is scheduled for the weekend of April 18-19 (12:00-4:00).  Lines are expected to be very long (1-2 hour wait time).

Remember to visit the LEGO displays along the hallways of the upper level of Park Meadows Mall as well.  These models are smaller in scale from the monuments, but have more detail including the famous LEGOS movie characters and Mount Rushmore.  Enjoy!

Can a girl build a robot? Yes, she can.

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Submitted by Linda Baker

FIRST Lego League (FLL) is a fun and educational program geared towards 4th through 8th grade students. Girls get to build robots and learn about technology, while working on teams to research and investigate innovative solutions to meet our world’s needs. Girl Scouts of Colorado offers a perfect environment to foster girl-adult partnerships in order to build and compete in the exciting arena of Colorado FIRST Lego League events.

Girl Scouts is committed to fostering an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). By learning that STEM is all around them and exploring how it can be fun, Girl Scouts hopes girls will consider careers in these fields. Girl Scouts is a safe, family-friendly place where girls can learn more about the world around them.

Girls will:

  • Learn how to apply math and science to design, build, program, and test a robot.
  • Gain hands-on experience solving real life problems using math and science.
  • Discover how to work as a team player and develop leadership skills € Research challenges facing today’s scientists.
  • Learn critical thinking, team-building and presentation skills € Explore new career possibilities.
  • Participate in tournaments and celebrations.

On Aug. 26, the new challenge will be announced for the 2014 competition season. Titled “World Class: Learning Unleashed,” this thematic problem will address how we gather knowledge and skills in the 21st century. Teams will teach adults about the ways that kids need and want to learn.

Adult coaches and mentors will guide and advise the team for approximately 10 to 12 weeks as the girls build an autonomous robot that will complete pre-designed missions on a playing field within 2 minutes and 30 seconds. They will also use external resources to help girls analyze, research and invent a solution for a real world problem. Adult Girl Scout volunteers provide the framework in which girls gain skills that will last a lifetime.

Adult coaches do not need to have any specific expertise in robotics, programming, or other technical areas. Utilizing Volunteer Essentials, progression, and girl-adult partnership, any current or prospective volunteer can help Girl Scouts form an FLL team. Colorado FIRST Lego League provides training, mentoring, Coaches’ Handbook, and other resources to jumpstart a team. There will be a Rookie Booster held at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on Oct. 4 with workshops and 1:1 mentoring to enable new teams to share ideas and experiences with other rookie teams.

For more information about starting a Girl Scout FLL team in Colorado, visit http://fll.coloradofirst.org, or contact me at
javario.the.hero@gmail.com.

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