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Passport to the World of Global Girl Scouts

Global Girl Scout activities help boost girls’ awareness of the world through cross-cultural learning opportunities—and help her better understand important global issues, giving her the power, inspiration, and resources to make the world a better place. Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low once famously said, “Girl Scouting and Girl Guiding can be the magic thread which links the youth of the world together.” Troop leaders and parents are invited to learn how to enhance their Girl Scouts’ global experience at Passport to the World of Global Girl Scouts on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Heart of Longmont Church. There will be activities relating to badge, patch, and Journey requirements and an introduction to other Global programs for girls at every grade level.

Register online:

https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/passport_to_the_world_of_global_girl_scouts_nc_05_04_2019

Registration ends Tuesday, April 30.

Cost: FREE

Audience: Troop leaders and parents

STREAM Girls program in Longmont and Littleton

STREAM Girls

April 13, 2019- Longmont

May 11, 2019-  Littleton

$5/girl

Free for accompanying adult

STREAM Girls gives Girl Scouts the opportunity to earn a patch as they serve as citizen scientists, anglers, and artists, in order to build an appreciation for watershed conservation and the environment. This outdoor watershed experience employs STEM-education (science, technology, engineering, math) plus recreation and arts to explore a local stream.

Every person is a citizen of her watershed, and Colorado Trout Unlimited (TU) has partnered with Girl Scouts of Colorado so that girls will get the complete picture of what their stream could mean to them.

At this event, TU volunteers will lead Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes in observing a stream, collecting flow data, sampling macroinvertebrates (aka aquatic bugs), fly tying, and fly casting. The day also gives girls time to explore the natural area and record their thoughts and observations in their handbooks. Each girl will receive a STREAM Girls patch at the end of the day.

Light snacks will be provided throughout the day and participants should bring a nut-free sack lunch with them. A detailed packing list, liability waiver for CO Trout Unlimited, and other pre-information will be provided for all participants via email two weeks before the event.

These are not a drop off events, all Girl Scouts must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader. Girls attending with a troop leader must complete a Parent Permission form for a Girl Scout Activity that troop leaders will retain for their records. Adult-to-girl ratios must be met for girls attending as a troop. Parents, guardians, and troop leaders will supervise girls and assist with activities as needed.

Capacity for each event is 24 Girl Scouts. Registration will close on Tuesday, April 2 for the April program, April 30 for the May program, OR when capacity has been reached.

Register online for April 13 in Longmont: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/stream_girls.html

Register online for May 11 in Littleton: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/stream_girls_2001653544.html

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Parent Information Night – Longmont, CO

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

Button Rock Bakery and Girl Scout Troop 710: Perfect business partners

Submitted by Laura Chaney

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

Girl Scout Troop 710 partnered with Button Rock Bakery in Lafayette to form the perfect combo. The bakery invested almost $1,000 in our Girl Scout Cookies. Button Rock Bakery is owned by Jamie Lachel and she has surrounded herself with a talented staff of all women employees. The ladies at the Button Rock Bakery have taken the challenge to use Girl Scout Cookies to create some incredibly unique and tasty treats. How can you possibly make a Thin Mint better??? Our whole troop can’t wait to come back to the bakery at 1377 Forest Park Circle Suite 102 in Lafayette and taste all the new creations. Button Rock Bakery was thrilled to be able to purchase our gluten-free Toffee-Tastic to use in their gluten-free baked goods.

The girls in Girl Scout Troop 710 will use the proceeds from the cookies sold this season to fund a troop camping trip to Meadow Mountain Ranch, an exciting overnight at the Cave of the Winds (camping INSIDE the actual cave), and countless badges and field trip opportunities. The cookie program truly provides so many opportunities to the girls and it is the customers supporting the girls during who are the true heart of the cookie program. So, thank you to Button Rock Bakery and to every single person who has bought a package of Girl Scout Cookies this season. Every package is an adventure, new experience, new skill, and an opportunity to help make the world a better place.

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

2019 Best Cookie Video contest: The winners are…

Thank you to all the Girl Scouts who entered this year’s contest for Best Cookie Video. We received nearly two dozen entries from across Colorado and are so impressed by your creativity and enthusiasm.

Third Place- $50 in Cookie Credits

Girl Scout Ashla is selling Girl Scout Cookies, so she can go Girl Scout Camp.

Second Place- $100 in Cookie Credits

Girl Scout Junior Vivienne of Colorado Springs is working to sell 2,000 packages of Girl Scout Cookies, so she can go to space camp in Alabama.

First Place- $200 in Cookie Credits

Girl Scout Daisy Maible Grace is a member of Troop 77904 in Longmont. She loves Girl Scouts because, “We do it all, from crafts, robotics, and tea parties to day hikes and weekend campouts.” Maible and her troop plan to use their cookie money for new adventures, including more campouts and an overnight at the Denver Zoo!

2019 Best Cookie Dad contest: He’s sew-tastic

Submitted by Ella J.

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

My dad sewed material for our cookie booth and it is SO awesome. My dad helped create a cookie booth for my new Brownie troop and it is AMAZING! He stayed up way late with my mom one night and in the morning, it was all done. He has taken my sister (a Daisy) and I door-to-door many times and has even taken us to work on late start to sell our cookies. He is so great! We also put the booth up and sold more cookies during my sister’s basketball game. I just love him and how much he encourages me and my sisters to succeed.

Dads are an important part of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie Team. That’s why we honor dads who help Girl Scouts all across Colorado meet their goals. Tell us about what makes your dad an awesome Cookie Dad and he could win a cool prize. 

Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors: Explore your world at Tomahawk Ranch

Submitted by Maria Cross

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

Brownies and Juniors come join us for a traveling adventure camp Around the World in Two Days! The Ambassadors of Troop 78527 have planned lots of fun activities for you to explore different places around the world. Break away from the winter doldrums and enjoy three days and two nights camping in comfy heated cabins at Tomahawk Ranch Girl Scout Camp near Bailey.

This fun-filled camp will start the evening of Friday, January 25, 2019 and end after breakfast on Sunday,January 27. Our troop has traveled internationally to Belize and want to inspire your girls to go on an adventure where ever that may be so pack your bags and join us!

Price is $100 per girl and $55 per adult. Girls will get fun patch. Registration deadline is January 7, 2019.

Troops must meet safety-wise ratios. Adults over safety-wise ratios must pay girl rate.

Please contact Maria Cross at cross.maria.e@gmail.com with any questions.

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

Girl Scout Juniors: Earn your aMuse Journey at Tomahawk Ranch

Submitted by Maria Cross

Longmont

Northern & Northeastern CO

Join the Seniors of Troop 78527 for a fun night of camping at Tomahawk Ranch and a fun filled day as you earn your aMuse Journey.

Who: Girl Scout Junior troops

When:  Sunday, January 20, 2019 to Monday, January 21 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

Where: Tomahawk Ranch

Price: $70 per girl, $40 per adult Price includes Journey patch. Must register by 12/21 to be guaranteed a patch.

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

 

Helping “stalemate” the beavers

Submitted by Lisa Herrmann

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

It is a tradition in our troop to help someone in our community. One such effort went to help lakes in the Pella Crossing area. After the flood, things changed in the way the lakes were made up, and some pesky beavers were trying to block the flow of water between the lakes, which in turn would have flooded newly planted vegetation. We helped their pipe system that keeps the water flowing!  Afterwards, a ranger took us to show how it all worked.

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

Gold Award Girl Scouts impact Colorado communities and beyond

Twelve Girl Scouts from across Colorado have earned the distinction of Gold Award Girl Scout, the highest honor in Girl Scouting, after completing Take Action projects benefiting their local communities and those around the world.

  • Brittany Argo from Aurora, Cherokee Trail High School, built a prayer garden at St. Michael’s the Archangel and aided in the construction of a prayer garden at a church in the Philippines.
  • Evyn Batie from Loveland, Mountain View High School, led a team of students to create the Northern Colorado Student Mental Health Resource Guide, an electronic compilation of some of the best youth mental health resources across the region.
  • Bryce Civiello from Evergreen, Conifer High School, designed a pamphlet for teens that can help them take the first steps toward getting help from a mental health professional.
  • Angela Foote from Centennial, Arapahoe High School, developed a relationship between the organizations Family Promise of Denver and Denver Tech for All to ensure low-resource students and families have ongoing access to computers.
  • Madeline Ford from Englewood, Cherry Creek High School, partnered with the Boys & Girls Club to create a five-session literacy program, which promotes a positive reading environment and teaches children new ways to express themselves through books and poetry.
  • Littlepage Green from Breckenridge, Summit High School, created a lesson plan and video to educate students about food allergies. In-person lessons also included training on how to properly use an epi-pen.
  • Maya Hegde from Englewood, Cherry Creek High School, partnered with the Mangala Seva Orphanage in India and Brydges Centre in Kenya to teach girls how to make reusable sanitary pads using materials they already have. The program she developed also taught the girls how to sell sanitary pads in their own communities to tackle the stigma around the menstrual cycle.
  • Grace Matsey from Highlands Ranch, Mountain Vista High School, created a music tutoring program for elementary and middle school musicians, which was run by members of her high school’s Music Honor Society.
  • Annarlene Nikolaus from Colorado Springs, Discovery Canyon High School, oversaw the construction of a series of buddy benches for local K-12 public schools. Students also participated in age-appropriate lessons led by Annarlene about buddy benches and what they can do to be better friends.
  • Bailey Stokes from Buena Vista, Buena Vista High School, created outdoor-based lesson plans for the use of fourth grade science teachers across Colorado. Topics covered included investigations, habitat, and adaptations.
  • Emma Lily from Longmont, Silver Creek High School, designed a website, created a podcast, and wrote a children’s book celebrating the Longmont Sugar Beet Factory and its historical significance.
  • Katherine Walden from Larkspur, Castle View High School, taught elementary school students about the importance of bees and how to install bee boxes that local bee species and other pollinators can call home.

Open only to girls in high school, the Girl Scout Gold Award is the most prestigious award in the world for girls—and the most difficult to earn. The Gold Award project involves seven steps: 1. Identify an issue, 2. Investigate it thoroughly, 3. Get help and build a team, 4. Create a plan, 5. Present the plan and gather feedback, 6. Take action, 7. Educate and inspire. Of the skills learned through Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards, leadership, organization, and critical thinking are the fundamentals of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Universities and colleges offer scholarships unique to Gold Award recipients, and girls who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces may receive advanced rank in recognition of their achievements.

“Earning the Girl Scout Gold Award designation is truly a remarkable achievement, and these young women exemplify leadership in all its forms,” said Stephanie Foote, President and Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Colorado. “They saw a need and took ownership of helping to develop a solution and took action to make it happen. Their extraordinary dedication, perseverance, and leadership is making the world a better place.”

Girl Scouts of Colorado is 32,000 strong—more than 22,000 girls and 10,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Ga., she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org.