Tag Archives: Loveland

Pinewood Derby for Girl Scouts

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

This event is open to ALL levels of Girl Scouts. The cost is $12 per girl. This includes event registration and a fun patch. Girls will need to purchase their own official Pinewood Derby kits to make their cars (approximate cost $5).

Time and Schedule

Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. This is an all-day event. More schedule information will be available a week before the event date.

Date:

January 19, 2020 at the McKee 4H Building in Loveland

Prizes:

Trophies will be awarded at each level for first place, second place, third place, and best design.

Registration:

For more details and to register, go to:
https://girl-scouts-pinewood-derby.cheddarup.com

Questions:

Please check for more details at the link above. If you still have questions, contact Sandi at sjk@frii.com.

We hope to see you there! Space is limited so you will want to register early!

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

Harlem Globetrotters at the Budweiser Events Center

The Original Harlem Globetrotters all-new Fan Powered World Tour is headed to the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7 p.m. Bring your family and friends to this unforgettable event where you won’t be watching the action…you’ll be in the middle of it!

Girl Scouts SAVE up to $27.50 per ticket!

To purchase discounted tickets, use promotion code:

“SCOUT”

Online at TReventscomplex.com/promo-codes OR In-Person at the Budweiser Events Center Box Office window.

All tickets are subject to availability. Additional online fees will apply.

Deadline for discount: February 18 at 5 p.m.

Color Guard needed at Budweiser Events Center

Girl Scout troops are needed for the color guard at several 2020 events at The Budweiser Events Center in Loveland.

Kicker Arenacross: January 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Kicker Arenacross: January 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Harlem Globetrotters: February 28 at 7 p.m.

Toughest Monster Trucks: April 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Toughest Monster Trucks: April 18 at 12 p.m.

Toughest Monster Trucks: April 18 at 7:30 p.m.

If interested, please contact Group Sales Manager Hannah Kusmik at hannah.kusmik@spectraxp.com.

My visit to the GSCO History Center

Submitted by John Silver, GSCO Guest Blogger

Metro Denver

Denver

Hello Girl Scouts,

Earlier this year, I wrote a blog about my visit to the GSCO History Center in Loveland. There were so many exciting things to talk about that I couldn’t include everything in one post, so I am adding to it today!

The History Center has more than 600 vintage Girl Scout uniforms, sashes, vests, and other accessories.  If a troop is planning to participate in a parade, memorial, or similar event, girls can borrow uniforms and accessories to be worn by the Girl Scouts who will be participating.

Begin the process by giving the center a description and date of the event. The History Center will need to know the number of Girl Scouts who will be participating and their approximate clothing sizes as soon as possible. The volunteers at the center will gather uniforms and accessories matching the occasion. For example, for a Veterans Day parade honoring World War II veterans, uniforms from that era were lent to the troop participating in the parade. The center makes uniforms and accessories available for about 20 events each year, although this number is not an upper limit so check it out.  The lending is done on requests from individual troops.

For other occasions, the volunteers at the center will put together display tables containing Girl Scout artifacts or photos that are “themed” to the occasion.  Examples are Highest Award ceremonies, World Thinking Days, Women of Distinction events, local gatherings, memorials, or anywhere Girl Scout history is of interest.  Display tables can also be prepared for local libraries and for Girl Scout properties around the state.

To learn more or to request uniforms for an event, contact the GSCO History Center at 2004 West 15th Street, Loveland 80538 or email gscohistory@gmail.com.

If your troop plans to participate in a parade, ceremony, or other event, contact the center to see about borrowing uniforms and accessories, or about arranging for a themed display table!

John Silver of Metro Denver is proud to be an adult volunteer for Girl Scouts of Colorado. As the brother and son of Girl Scouts, John is now an adult seeing Girl Scouts through new eyes. John will be reporting on things he learns– that you might not know either! He will also be researching badge earning and other opportunities for Girl Scouts today.

Juniors from Troop 76048 camp, hike, and ride horses

Submitted by Susan Scott

Northern & Northeastern CO

Loveland/Fort Collins

Juniors from Troop 76048 in Loveland/Fort Collins used their cookie earnings for a campout at Magic Sky Ranch and horseback riding at Sundance Trail Ranch. They hiked, had s’mores, played wolf pack on the rocks, and had the entire Magic Sky Ranch to themselves!

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

Double Dare Live!

Inspired by the iconic TV game show “Double Dare,” “Double Dare Live!” features two teams comprised of selected audience members competing to win prizes by answering brain-bending trivia questions, completing messy physical challenges, and ultimately facing the legendary obstacle course.

Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited to take advantage of a $5 discount on select seats on Friday, November 1, 2019.

To purchase discounted tickets, use promotion code:
“SCOUT” online at www.TREventscomplex.com/promo-codes. Tickets can also be purchased in-person at the Budweiser Events Center Box Office.

All tickets are subject to availability. Additional online fees will apply.

The deadline for this discount is October 31 at 5 p.m.

Troop 74546’s Silver Award project

Submitted by Anna Boyle

Northern & Northeastern CO

Loveland

We are Troop 74546 in Loveland and for our Silver Award project, we painted inspirational quotes on bathroom stalls in bathrooms at an elementary school. We picked an elementary school that one of us went to and we made a presentation. In the presentation, we included how, what, when, and where we are painting. We presented to the PTA and the principal at Cottonwood Plains Elementary School. They allowed us to do it and we got to work. We went and got paint donated from a Home Depot store. We spent two days painting and making it perfect. We put a sealer on it and it was finished. The next day, the kids got to come in for Back to School Night and see our work. All of the teachers and students love the stalls and they were excited for the new year with newly painted stalls.

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

Historical Girl Scout Collection

Former Girl Scout troop leader and passionate collector Jacklyn Beard donated her extensive collection of Girl Scout memorabilia to the Grand Junction Leadership Center. The collection includes antique dolls, books, bandanas, pins, towels, and more. Girl Scouts of Colorado is grateful she chose to share these unique finds with us. The bulk of the dolls will be on display in Grand Junction before heading to the Girl Scout History Center in Loveland. Historical donations can be made in your local Girl Scout office or by contacting Heidi Books at heidi.books@gscolorado.org.

Loveland SU 732 movie night

 

 

 

 

 

Submitted by Anna Boyle

Northern & Northeastern CO

Loveland

Service Unit 732 in Loveland hosted a fun movie night in the park for all of our Girl Scouts in Loveland. More than 50 people attended and it was so much fun! The girls all got fun patches and popsicles. We will definitely be planning another movie night in the future.

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

A visit to the GSCO History Center

Submitted by John Silver, GSCO Guest Blogger

Northern & Northeastern CO

Loveland

Where in Colorado can you see these Girl Scout things from years and years ago:  More than 600 Girl Scout vintage uniforms (including sashes and vests and other accessories), and books, and camping equipment and jewelry and cameras?

Where can you try on vintage Girl Scout uniforms (choosing from dozens and dozens of different types) or get help with the “Playing the Past” badge and the “Girl Scout Way” badge by participating in a scavenger hunt to find special items of Girl Scout history?

Where can you borrow Girl Scout uniforms for local events or parades or memorials?

Where can you get help with your own fashion show of vintage Girl Scout uniforms? Where can you borrow the uniforms for the show and a script for the show that includes anecdotes and historical details about the uniforms?

I visited this very special place, the Girl Scouts of Colorado History Center in Loveland.

Here are the things at the center I liked the best:

  • The oldest uniform, dating from 1914
  • Blue uniforms for Girls Scouts who were Mariner Girl Scouts in troops focused on boating and sailing activities
  • A song book from the 1950’s which included my mother’s and sisters’ favorite Girl Scout songs, Make New Friends and The Chalet Song
  • A collection of “SWAPS,” which are small (often hand-made or personalized) mementos “swapped” (that is, traded) between Girl Scouts and Girl Scout alums at camps or conventions

The center obtains items mostly from Girl Scout alums, but sometimes from garage sales, thrift shops, and estate sales.  It also participates in a sharing program with more than 50 similar centers across the country.  Here’s how the sharing program works: If a history center in Tennessee comes across a historical item with ties to Girl Scouts in Colorado, it might offer the item to the GSCO History Center, and the GSCO History Center does the same with items it finds that have ties to other states, or with duplicate items.

A group of knowledgeable and dedicated volunteers runs the center, which is open between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. every Tuesday and by appointment on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month.  Troops can contact the center to schedule appointment outside regular hours.

Contact the History Center at: GSCO History Center, 2004 West 15th Street. Loveland, CO, 80538 or gscohistory@gmail.com.

Check this place out!

John Silver of Metro Denver is proud to be an adult volunteer for Girl Scouts of Colorado. As the brother and son of Girl Scouts, John is now an adult seeing Girl Scouts through new eyes. John will be reporting on things he learns– that you might not know either! He will also be researching badge earning and other opportunities for Girl Scouts today.