Service Unit 747 held their first group hike at Devil’s Backbone in Loveland. Four Girls Scouts, two leaders, one parent, and five dogs joined the fun! It was a great day with great weather for a hike!
Our next group hike is October 7, 2018 at 9 a.m. at Hewlett Gulch. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you, your troop, or families would like to participate!
My name is Natalie Phillips and I am working with Dr. Jen Welter, gold medalist and the first female NFL coach, in partnership with the NFL Alumni, to bring a Grrridiron Girls flag football camp to Northern Colorado on Sunday, August 12, 2018.
It is for girls ages 6-18 and we have in-kind donations from Scheels in Johnstown, as well as Freddy’s Burgers in Loveland. The MileHigh Blaze, a semi-pro women’s tackle football team, will also be helping out.
I met Jen Welter initially at a UN Foundation Girl Up Leadership Summit over a year ago and since then, have been connected to her and had the opportunity to hear her speak and inspire business owners and entrepreneurs, as well as young kids in her multiple football camps. In addition, she released her first book, Play Big, in October 2017 and has been on a speaking circuit and book tour with multiple media outlets. She is incredibly inspirational and I am SO excited for her to agree to bring her camp to Colorado and we are lucky enough to be able to run it in Northern Colorado at Mountain View High School!
Please visit her website www.jenwelter.com for more information about Jen and her multiple camps.
More than 300 Girl Scouts, families, and friends gathered at Embassy Suites in Loveland on April 22, 2018, to honor the more than 1,300 Girl Scouts from across Colorado who took the lead in their communities and earned one of Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards, the Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award.
The Gold Award, which is the highest honor in Girl Scouts, is presented to girls in grades 9-12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through a project that makes a difference in their community. The Silver Award is the highest award a girl in 6th – 8th grade can earn. The Bronze Award is the highest award a girl in 4th or 5th grade can earn. For the 2017-18 Girl Scout awards program year, nearly 1,000 girls across the state and 190 in Northern and Northeastern Colorado earned the Bronze Award. 32 girls across Northern and Northeastern Colorado earned the prestigious Silver Award. Seven girls across Northern and Northeastern Colorado earned the prestigious Gold Award.
Girl Scouts of Colorado President and CEO Stephanie Foote applauded the girls for having the courage and confidence to try new things and make their world a better place.
“Girl Scouts gives girls the skills and experiences they need to thrive and lead in today’s world. The world needs female leaders now more than ever. You’re making a difference,” she said.
2016 Gold Award Girl Scout, National Young Woman of Distinction, and winner of the 2016 Stephanie A. Foote Leadership Prize for Gold Award Excellence Sarah Greichen served as the celebration’s emcee. She talked briefly about her journey to earn the Gold Award and how Girl Scouts helped her become the leader she is today.
The focus of a Gold Award project is identifying and researching a community issue she is passionate about, developing a plan to address it in cooperation with her team and community members, establishing a global connection with others, and providing sustainability for the project. Of the skills learned through Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards, leadership, organization, and critical thinking are the fundamentals of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Some 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.
Delivery Day for the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program is fast approaching. The delivery sites are always needing more support and your help would be appreciated. If you haven’t already signed up for a time to support the delivery site, there is still time.
The GSCO History Committee has set up a display at the Loveland Public Library (300 N. Adams Ave, Loveland, CO 80537) featuring the 2018 cookie program. The display will be up for the entire month of January.
It is a colorful display of cookie packages, prizes, and information on the program. The committee highlighted this year’s program and The 5 Skills to help educate the public about all that goes into the Girl Scout Cookie Program. It is so much more than girls selling cookies and getting prizes. It is about girls learning goal setting, money management, people skills, decision making, and business ethics. Be sure to check out the bottom shelf for some history of the Girl Scout Cookie Program and see some vintage cookie cases.
If you’d like more information on the history of the cookie program or would like to see some of past year’s prizes and themes, please contact the GSCO History Committee at email@example.com.
Since this display will only be up during the month of January, it will be available for use in another community during the cookie program. Let the History Committee know if you have a place in your area for this display.
We have several programs available for troops to do while visiting the GSCO History Center in Loveland and several take out programs. The History Committee works on Tuesdays and is open by appointment on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month.
The GSCO History Center is located in Loveland. We have a dedicated group of volunteers who meet every Tuesday and give tours by appointment. Due to the popularity of troop visits, we have decided to dedicate the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month starting January 13, 2018 for troops to set up appointments for a visit. We are also available by appointment during the week while school is out.
We have several programs for troops, including working on the “Playing the Past” badge, “Girl Scout Way” badge, and GSCO Centennial patch. Each program can also include trying on vintage uniforms, as well as a scavenger hunt to find items in the unique areas of the center.
Whichever activity troops choose, please plan on a one and half to two-hour visits. We will be scheduling one visit in the morning and one in the afternoon. Common start times are 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., but we are flexible with start and end times as we understand that some troops travel from around the state.
At the History Center, girls and adults will get to see many different vintage items ranging from uniforms and books to camping equipment, jewelry, and cameras. We have more than 600 uniforms and at least that many books dating back to the early days of Girl Scouting. All the items at the History Center belong to Girl Scouts of Colorado. Many have been donated by individuals around the state over the course of many decades.
Our committee works hard to preserve and protect our Girl Scout history as well as making sure that today’s Girl Scouts have a place to experience what Girl Scouting in the past was all about.
We offer out-based programs and loan uniforms for local parades and events. We only ask that we get pictures of your group in uniform and that they get back to us in a timely manner. Out-based programs include Books in a Bag. These bags are specific to grade level or topic and include vintage books and a program for their use. Contact us for more information. We also have a vintage fashion show complete with uniforms and a script. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment or arrange for an out based program or uniforms to be sent to your area.
Don’t have a troop, but would still like to visit? Please send us an email and come join us on a Tuesday work day. There’s always something to do and we can provide on-site training if you’d like to help out for a bit.
Girl Scouts of Colorado offices statewide and the shop will be closed July 3-7, 2017 for the Fourth of July. Offices statewide will reopen July 10. The Girl Scouts of Colorado Shop will reopen July 11. Please mark you calendars for some other additional closures:
Pikes Peak regional office in Colorado Springs: July 25
Northern & Northeastern CO regional office in Loveland: July 25 and August 1
Brownie Troop 71020 from Loveland used a portion of their cookie proceeds to purchase supplies for first-aid kits. The girls worked together to assemble 20 kits, which will be donated to Kits for Kids and sent to children around the world. Each kit contains a message of encouragement from the troop. The troop decided to do this project after learning about the importance of taking care of themselves and others during the Brownie Quest Journey.