Tag Archives: Littleton

Alice in Wonderland ballet performance

Submitted by Ali Jaramillo

Metro Denver

Littleton

Littleton Youth Ballet, the non-profit youth ballet company associated with Littleton Ballet Academy, will be presenting Alice in Wonderland. Performances are presented with beautiful backdrops, full sets, and costumes at Lone Tree Arts Center. Follow Alice down the rabbit hole as she encounters such characters as the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, and Queen of Hearts. This production is family friendly and is the perfect way to introduce your children to the ballet.

When:

Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 6 p.m.

Sunday, March 17 at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Where:

Lone Tree Arts Center

10075 Commons St Lone Tree, CO 80124

Parking is free

Ticket prices range from $25 to $36 and can be purchased at www.littletonyouthballet.org or (720) 509-1000. ***DISCOUNT for a GROUP OF GIRL SCOUTS by calling Littleton Youth Ballet at 303-794-6694***

Littleton Youth Ballet is a non-profit youth ballet company designed to give the talented dancers at Littleton Ballet Academy more performance opportunities. Each year our dancers perform a Storybook ballet in the fall and spring, The Nutcracker in December, and a separate ballet performance in June. Our dancers also learn the value of community service by bringing dance into the Denver metro area through community outreaches. Dancers have placed in ballet competitions (including two first place awards at Denver Ballet Guild last year) and received numerous scholarships to prestigious summer ballet schools. This year there are 120 dancers taking part in Littleton Youth Ballet.

Littleton Youth Ballet is a performing ballet company comprised of 105 young dancers between the ages of 7 to 18. Our mission is to maintain a first-rate non-profit youth company of dancers, enriching their lives and those of their families, schools, communities, and beyond. We also aim to provide a caring and respectful environment that offers each dancer quality performance experience to enable them to reach their fullest potential, not only as dancers, but in all areas of life. We strive to encourage and promote dance with dynamic, full-length productions and diverse outreach programs throughout the Denver area.

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Troop 2624 at My Own 2 Hands makerspace

Submitted by Trista Smith

Metro Denver

Littleton

The Girl Scouts of Troop 2624 came to My Own 2 Hands makerspace to earn their “Woodworking” badge! Together, they learned how to use many tools: hammer, screwdriver, drill, impact driver, level, handsaw, miter saw, clamps, and a nail gun! Using these newly learned skills, they were able to make picture frames. They each were able to make their frame unique and custom to their taste by using stain and paint. Each project turned out amazing!

The girls were able to work together as a team to help each other understand the tools. Though some were initially nervous with some of the power tools, others helped to encourage everyone to take a risk and do something they had never done before!

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TRY IT Days: Explore Like a G.I.R.L. – Columbine 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 Space Science 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 Space Science 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

International student host family opportunity

Submitted by Meghan Squires

Metro Denver

Littleton

My name is Meghan and I work with a non-profit in international student exchange called CIEE. I am hoping to bring some of our amazing young people to Colorado!

If your family is interested in learning about a new culture consider hosting! Families that host our students come in all shapes and sizes. CIEE works to match your family with a student based on your lifestyle and preferences, and provide local and professional support, 24/7, for the duration of the program.

You can make a young student’s dream come true while bringing the world to your doorstep!

If you are unable to host, please note that we offer a $100 referral fee for any family you refer to us that ends up hosting! To learn more about our program and this wonderful opportunity, visit www.ciee.org/highschool.

Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns at meghan2marshall@gmail.com or (781) 264 – 3768.

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Cadette “Woodworker” badge at MO2H

Submitted by Katy Herstein

Metro Denver

Highlands Ranch

My Cadettes had a wonderful time completing their “Woodworker” badge at My Own 2 Hands (MO2H) in Littleton! The instructor was so patient with them as they used a screwdriver, saw, hammer, and level.

The girls leading the badge went ahead of our event date to discuss the badge with the owners and pick a project to make as the last step of the badge. What an amazing company from start to end!

One of my Girl Scouts was VERY hesitant to even come to the workshop, but she ended up being one of the girls with her hand up quickly asking to try a tool first! They were definitely risk-takers for this badge.

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Cadette troop visits Lockheed Martin CHIL Lab

Submitted by Christi Bontempo

Metro Denver

Littleton

Littleton Cadettes from Troop 62252 toured the Lockheed Martin CHIL (Collaborative Human Immersive Laboratory) on October 30, 2018. In this space, Lockheed Martin uses virtual reality to create and analyze simulations that are used for engineering solutions before manufacturing begins on products used in space exploration, solar arrays, and imaging satellites. These Girl Scouts have been building and creating in virtual reality through the DECTech program at the Colorado School of Mines. This STEM outreach program is designed especially for girls. The leaders are female Mines students with a passion for engineering, who want to engage the next generation of girls by introducing them to hands-on applications via virtual reality, chemistry, computers, and mathematics. The girls from Troop 62252 have ventured into coding and become familiar with the computer and engineering atmosphere at one of the best engineering schools in the country. Their experience has been amazing and their work was extremely fun. They have attended three out of four classes at the School of Mines and are looking forward to finishing their assignments at the last class.

For more information on STEM classes for all girls: https://tech.mines.edu/

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Brownie Troop 67474 helps unload more than 2,000 pumpkins

Submitted by Leslie Curtis

Metro Denver

Littleton

Girls from brand-new Brownie Troop 67474 helped to unload more than 2,000 pumpkins in order to give back to the church where our troop meetings and our service unit meetings are held. The troop nor any of the families are affiliated with the church, but they have been very generous to Girl Scouts and the girls wanted to help them in return. The girls worked for more than two hours, carrying pumpkins up a hill without complaining. They did an amazing job representing Girl Scouts and we are so proud of them!

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Street Smarts Day

Submitted by Kristi Gemperline

Metro Denver

Littleton

The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Colorado Transportation YOU Committee presents Street Smarts Day for Girl Scouts. Join us for a multi-modal tour through downtown Denver. Learn how transportation affects our urban environment and links communities by visiting various stations in downtown Denver that highlight transportation elements, including ADA, bikes, transit, and bridges.

Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018

Time: 8:30 a.m., tour begins at 9 a.m.

Location: I-25 and Broadway Light Rail Station, 901 S Broadway, Denver, CO

Total Number of Participants (including parents/troop leaders): 65

Target Age Group: 4th, 5th, 6th grade Girl Scouts

Cost: $5 per Girl Scout

Additional Information: Lunch will be provided and Girl Scouts will earn patches. The entire tour is outdoors, please dress appropriately.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wtsgirl-scouts-street-smarts-day-tickets-49537994475  by October 6, 2018 at noon.

Please contact Kristi Gemperline at kristi.gemperline@gmail.com with questions.

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Silver Award Girl Scouts work to ban disposable plastic bags

Girl Scout Cadettes Ella M., Amanda B., Mia J., and Giana A. of Troop 62458 from the Columbine area in Littleton waited for more than FIVE HOURS on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 to talk once again with Jefferson County Commissioners about why they should ban the use of disposable plastic bags. The girls are working to earn the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest honor for a Girl Scout Cadette and the second highest honor in Girl Scouting. Even though Commissioners told the Girl Scouts they will not implement the ban, these Girl Scouts aren’t giving up. They now plan to talk with business owners and the public to encourage everyone to stop using disposable plastic bags.

The Cadettes first brought their idea to Commissioners on July 31 and made the following statement:

In Colorado, we see plastic bags littering our rivers and highways, and in trees all over our parks. The plastic bags degrade into our rivers, lakes, and reservoirs polluting our water, therefore damaging our ecosystem.

In addition, disposable plastic bags make our groceries more expensive. Stores pay anywhere from $1 to $6,000 per month on disposable bags. The stores then add that cost into groceries and products. The average hidden cost of bags that consumers pay is $37.50 every year. Consumers use 100 billion plastic bags per year. More than 90% end up in landfills where they are not exposed to elements that would degrade them. We cannot let this go on any longer. Plastic bags continually block drainage systems and put poisons into the water supply. Many animals mistakenly eat plastic bags and as more animals eat each other, the pollutants go up the food chain, and eventually end up on our dinner tables. It’s time we take control of the environmental impact of our actions by getting rid of disposable plastic grocery bags.

Commissioners wanted to recognize the girls’ hard work and dedication, so they presented them with a special coin on behalf of Jefferson County.

The girls talked with Dan Daru of Fox31/KDVR-TV after the second meeting with Commissioners: https://bit.ly/2Pa3Jtv

On Tuesday, July 31, the girls were interviewed by Ashley Michels of Fox31/KDVR-TV: https://bit.ly/2OAvfAo

G.I.R.L.s collect school supplies to earn Bronze Award

Submitted by Melissa Holmberg

Metro Denver

Littleton

Girl Scout Junior Troop 1631 from Highlands Ranch, which has 14 girls, is currently working to earn their Bronze Award by collecting school supplies for low-resource students. The girls identified a need for school supplies an elementary school in Evans. Next, they reached out to schools in their own community, and asked to place boxes in the lobby to collect supplies.  A dozen schools agreed to participate, and the girls worked with the schools to publicize their project through posters, an e-newsletter to parents, and the schools’ announcements.

On July 12, 2018, the girls met to merge and sort the donated supplies. They include pencils, markers, glue, scissors, binders, paper, and books. Additionally, some of the girls reached out to Office Depot in Highlands Ranch, which agreed to place another collection box in the front of the store. The girls hope people buy and donate additional supplies on the spot. On August 12, the girls will deliver the donated supplies to Union Colony Elementary School in Evans.

Earlier this summer, the girls completed their biggest girl-led project yet! Many of the girls were in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) as babies, or have overcome some sort of medical challenge, so when completing the “Agent of Change” Journey, they wanted to do something to help children and families in the NICU at UCHealth. The girls assembled 20 NICU Care Kits and delivered them to the hospital in June. The full story, along with a few photos and thank you letters from parents who received the kits, is here: https://bit.ly/2usUFXc.

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