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Girl Scout alumnae visit the GSCO history collection

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Submitted by Heidi Books

Denver

Northern and Northeastern Colorado

In July, the GSCO history volunteers welcomed Girl Scout alumnae and friends for a tour of the GSCO history collection.  Alumnae came from all across the Front Range – Fort Collins to the south Denver area.  They were very impressed with the vast collection owned by Girl Scouts of Colorado and lovingly cared for by the GSCO history committee.

Displays of uniforms, books, badges, and collectibles were set up by the committee.  Also highlighted were activities that troops can do when they visit the history center, as well as uniforms and books that can be checked out and returned.

After the tour, the group traveled to Linda Robinson’s house for a picnic potluck in the shade of Linda’s cottonwood tree.  Wonderful food and fellowship were enjoyed, along with the great views of the Front Range and Northern Colorado from Linda’s backyard.

Total number of Girl Scout membership years was 540.  The youngest member at 29-years-old joined us for lunch; the oldest members have been Girl Scouts for 6 or more decades.

For more information on the GSCO History Center, please email gscohistory@gmail.com. For more information on Girl Scout alumnae activities in Northern Colorado, please email promisepartners@gmail.com. For more information on Girl Scout alumnae activities statewide, please email Heidi Books at Heidi.books@gscolorado.org.

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Northern and Northeastern GSCO Office Moving to Loveland

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To provide better access for volunteers and staff, Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Northern and Northeastern Colorado office is moving from Fort Collins to Loveland on April 1.

The new office is right off of I-25 near the Loveland Outlets in the Centerra area at 2755 Rocky Mountain Ave., Suite 420. It’s also just 15 minutes east of GSCO’s History Center. The new smaller, more professional space is perfect for the region’s needs and is in a more populous area.

Staff contact info will be the same, as will the main phone number, 970-493-5469. Watch soon for open house details.

 

 

 

Loveland Juniors support literacy in early childhood

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Submitted by Lana Berning And Sierra Sikich
Loveland
Northern and Northeastern Colorado

We love reading! And we wanted to share that love with others.

We looked at our community and decided that the best way to instill the love of books was to start early, we knew that not every family could afford a lot of books, so we set out to give a book that they could keep to each preschooler in our school district.

We wanted to collect 1,500 books to give out. We met with the preschool team for the district to discuss what we wanted to do, They thought it was a wonderful way to help young children to love reading. We put together a donation letter and went to all the local bookstores asking for donations. With the help of friends, family and Book Haven (a used book store here in Loveland) We collected over 2,200 books.

WOW! we never expected to get that many. Our next step was contacting the preschools. We got a list from our contact at the school district and sent out email’s and made calls to set up days and times that we can go in to read a story to the kids and give them books. We went to all 14 preschools that are part of our school district and read Green Eggs and Ham to the kids, and since we had gotten so many more books than we set out for we were able to give each child 2 books of their own to keep.

We had many books left over which included quite a few chapter books. So we decided to donate them to Alternatives to Violence to build a library in their Safe house and to donate some to the School District to split between the preschools to have more books on hand for the kids to read and enjoy.

We had a lot of fun collecting books to share the love of reading with. It felt amazing to see all the excited faces of the preschoolers when the got their books and we told them they where theirs to keep. We hope that the many kids we read to will continue reading and enjoying all the places you can visit and adventures you can have through books.

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Check out these great volunteer-led Day Camp programs

 

Be sure to check out our additional volunteer Day Camp programs this summer!

KIWA: Outwit, Outplay, Outcamp at Kiwa Korral 2013 is a Survivor themed camp that promises to be a lot of fun. Camp is held June 24th – 28th, 2013. Registration period is March 1- 29, 2013. Our popular PA training program will be offered to girls eligible for PA training (completed grades 6 and over). Please contact Siobhan Murtha by email siobhan@Q.com or phone 303-772-7006 for more information and a camp registration packet.

LOVELAND: The 2013 Loveland Day Camp will be July 15th through the 19th and will be titled “Amazing Animal Adventure.” Contact Amber at (970-669-4450) and the website is www.lovelandgsdaycamp.info

SWIFT PONDS: Livin’ in the Wild Wild West Day camp is a wonderful opportunity for young girls, ages 6 to 12 to experience group living in a natural environment with the security of their own beds at night. Girls over 12 enjoy leadership activities as Program Aides. Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts are welcome! Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., every day. http://fortcollinsgirlscoutdaycamp.info/