Tag Archives: Metro Denver

Cybersecurity Connection

Submitted by Stephanie Cote

Metro Denver

Northglenn

Troop 66796 completed the Junior level of the cybersecurity patch requirements! They learned the vastness of the network of the Internet and the connection needed to send a message from one to another. The process showed the girls that there are many lines and servers needed for connection. They also learned “that messages going to a bad server voice back.” Because the girls wanted to include the whole troop, they discovered the time and effort needed for global connection.

The girls took the activity to another level by exploring the movement of the messages and changing the levels of down servers (as seen in the photo). They also thought of the cyberspace from our troop level to the global level.

By completing this activity, the girls will earn this special cybersecurity patch. Learn how to earn yours.

Girl Scouts honors 2019 Women of Distinction for the Denver metro-area

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, Girl Scouts of Colorado honored the 2019 Women of Distinction during the Thin Mint Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center. The 2019 Women of Distinction for the Denver metro-area are:

  • Marti J. Awad, Founding Partner, Cardan Capital Partners
  • The Honorable Dianne L. Briscoe
  • Elycia Cook, President and CEO, FRIENDS FIRST, Inc.
  • Helen Drexler, President and CEO, Delta Dental of Colorado
  • Verónica Figoli, President and CEO, Denver Public Schools Foundation
  • Helen Young Hayes, Founder and CEO, Activate Workforce Solutions
  • Vanecia B. Kerr, Regional Executive Director, College Track Colorado
  • Theresa Szczurek, Chief Information Officer and Executive Director, Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology
  • Dr. Sarah Winbourn, Medical Director, Kids First Health Care
  • Robin D. Wittenstein, CEO, Denver Health

A group of nearly 450 gathered at the event, which was chaired by Women of Distinction Tasha Jones ’15 and Michelle Lucero ‘13. The honorees were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Kim Bimestefer ‘15. They are shining examples of corporate, civic, and philanthropic leadership and serve as role models for our female leaders of tomorrow.

New for 2019! Girl Scouts of Colorado recognized the first-ever Corporate Champion – Crocs! This award recognizes hard work in advancing women in their industry, supporting and encouraging women and girls, and working to raise awareness about remarkable women.

The evening’s keynote speaker was Gold Award Girl Scout Emily Kretschmer from Colorado Springs and recipient of the Stephanie A. Foote Leadership Prize for Gold Award Excellence.

Click here to see pictures from the event! And, be sure to watch Emily’s keynote speech, and listen to the inspiring words from our 2019 Honorees and Corporate Champion, Crocs!

Thank you to all of our generous event sponsors, including Silver Presenting Sponsor, Crocs, and Samoa Sponsors: Arrow, BBVA Compass, Cardan Capital Partners, Delta Dental, Hogan Lovells, and Volunteers of America.

Since 1997 Girl Scouts of Colorado has recognized 446 Denver-area women with this honor. More than $2 million has been raised by Women of Distinction for Girl Scout programs.

For more information on the Girl Scouts Women of Distinction program, visit girlscoutsofcolorado.org/woddenver or contact heidi.books@gscolorado.org or (303) 607-4833.

 

Girl Scout Craft Fair

Submitted by Tiffany Stone

Metro Denver

Englewood

Join Girl Scouts in Denver for our third annual Girl Scout Craft Fair on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  at Bethany Lutheran Church (4500 Hampden Ave.  Denver 80113). These entrepreneurs have been working hard creating, testing out, and finalizing their products! All items will be under $20.  All items are girl created, designed, and made!  Bring your friends and family to this fun event to start your holiday season.

*pictures are from last years craft fair.

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Ugly sweater party

Submitted by Tiffany Baker

Metro Denver

Highlands Ranch

Cadette Troop 59 is inviting Girl Scouts of all levels to an ugly sweater party on  Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the Highlands Ranch Library. Celebrate the diversity of our holiday season by participating in an ugly sweater contest, trading holiday themed SWAPS, singing songs, and playing fun games with your Girl Scout sisters. Sign up on the GSCO Events Calendar: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/ugly_sweater_party_m.html 

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Girls night out

Submitted by Jordan Cadena

Metro Denver

Thornton

Join Troop 66742 on December 20, 2019 anytime from 5 – 10 p.m. at Northglenn Christian Church (1800 E. 105th Pl., Northglenn 80233) for an exciting night of fun while your parents enjoy a night out or get some holiday shopping done! Girls can choose to play games, craft, earn a few badges, watch movies, and more!

Make a Christmas present for your family, shop our holiday store, or just enjoy a night of FUN!

Cost is $12 per girl.

Additional dinner option is $5 (includes two pieces of pizza and a drink)

Parents: We have gift wrappers who can wrap any of your presents for tips! So, bring your gifts and enjoy some fun with the girls while you wait for your presents to be wrapped or drop them off with your Girl Scout(s) and pick them up when you’re ready! All proceeds will go towards our travel squad’s Costa Rica 2020 tour and/or our Europe 2023 tour.

Badge options include:

Daisy: Eco Learner, Honest and Fair Petal, and Outdoor Art Maker

Brownie: Dancer, Fair Play, Making Friends, and Painter

Junior: Girl Scout Way, Scribe, and Social Butterfly

Use this link to register/learn more about the event: https://my.cheddarup.com/c/troop-66742-travel-squad 

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Junior “Think Like an Engineer” overnight camp

Submitted by Maria Cross

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

Where better to earn your Junior “Think Like An Engineer” Journey than at Tomahawk Ranch! Join Ambassador Troop 78527 for a fun-filled overnight camp.

Who: Girl Scout Junior troops or Juliettes with adult

Dates: Saturday, January 25 to Sunday, January 26, 2020

When: Arrive at 3 – 4 p.m. Saturday, Depart at 2 p.m. Sunday

Where: Tomahawk Ranch Girl Scout Camp near Bailey- enjoy heated cabins with bunk beds and bathrooms

Cost: $70 per girl $40 per adult. Girls must attend with adult. Adults above safety-wise ratios pay girl rate. Price does not include Journey award patches.

Registration deadline: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

During this fun Journey camp, Juniors will have a blast finding out how engineers use “design” thinking to solve problems. The Ambassadors will guide them in three design thinking activities to explore hands-on what it’s like to think like an engineer. You will also receive the materials needed for your group to work on a design project to help others. Your girls can take their design project with them to share with their community to complete their Take Action Project are complete their Journey!

Register/pay online
https://junior-think-like-an-engineer-journey-in-a-day.cheddarup.com or mail in registration form below.

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Brownie “Think Like an Engineer” overnight camp

Submitted by Maria Cross

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

Camping, Journeys, and Girl Scout sisters~ Oh My! Join Ambassador Troop 78527 for a fun-filled overnight camp as you earn your “Think Like An Engineer” Journey!

Who: Girl Scout Brownie troops or Juliettes with adult chaperone

Dates: Friday, January 24 to Saturday, January 25, 2020

When: Arrive at 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Friday, Depart at 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Tomahawk Ranch Girl Scout Camp near Bailey– enjoy heated cabins with bunk beds and bathrooms

During this Journey camp, Brownies will have a blast finding out how engineers use “design” thinking to solve problems. The Ambassadors will guide them in three “design” thinking activities to explore hands-on what it is like to think like an engineer. You will also receive materials for your group to work on a design project to help others. Your girls can take their design project with them to share with their community for their Take Action Project to complete their Journey.

Cost: $70 per girl, $40 per adult- price does not include Journey patches. Girls must attend with adult. Adults above safety-wise ratios pay girl rate.

Registration deadline: Tuesday, January 7

Register/pay online: https://browniethinklikeanengineer.cheddarup.com

Email cross.maria.e@gmail.com with questions.

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Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Avalanche

Join us for Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, February 13, 2020! All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited. Cheer on the Avalanche as they take on the Washington Capitals. The game starts at 7 p.m. and is at Pepsi Center (1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, 80204).

Buy tickets online now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/girl_scout_day_with_.html

The troop with the most ticket referrals will get to have a cookie booth at the game! Last year’s troop sold more than 500 packages at their booth. Ticket buyers will be contacted directly by the Colorado Avalanche ticketing to provide a troop number for referral. All ticket buyers will be entered to win exclusive pre-game experiences.

Ticket prices vary. Purchase tickets ASAP as offer is subject to change or sell out.

Questions? Contact Isabel Morris with the Colorado Avalanche at (303) 615-6836 or Isabel.Morris@TeamKSE.com.

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Special behind-the-scenes theatre tour just for Girl Scouts

Submitted by Michelle Hoffman

Metro Denver

Broomfield

Girl Scout troops across the metro area are invited to join BackStory Theatre for a live-theatre, musical performance of “Guys and Dolls” with a special behind-the-scenes tour just for Girl Scouts, where girls and their families can learn about lighting, sound equipment, props, sets, stage secrets, and more!

Who: Girl Scouts and their families

When: Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 4 – 9:30 p.m.

Where: Broomfield Auditorium (3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield 80020)

How: Visit the tickets page of www.backstorytheatre.org and enter code GSCOUT2019 to choose your seat for this exclusive event! Advance tickets are required and should be purchased by November 15 for best seat selection. Call (720) 263-0836 for more information.

What: A special behind-the-scenes theatre tour with activities and time for questions from 4 – 5 p.m. followed by dinner on your own and a ticket for our fully staged, Broadway-length production of Guys and Dolls at 7 p.m. The tour is led by youth actors and will explore lighting and sound equipment, backstage area, costumes, props, singing, and more!

Cost: $13 Kids 0-17 and Seniors 60+, $20 Adults 18-59. Ticket includes full-length youth production of “Guys and Dolls” and one-hour, special behind-the-scenes tour just for Girl Scout troops. (Dinner is on your own and is not included in the ticket price.)

About the Show: In this iconic story of unlikely love in New York City, “Guys and Dolls” takes us from the bustle of Times Square to the dance clubs of Havana to the sewers of New York City as it demonstrates the great lengths to which a guy will go when he truly falls in love with a “doll.” Voted best musical in 1950, “Guys and Dolls” features some of Frank Loesser’s most memorable tunes, including classic “Luck Be a Lady.” All performers in this fully-staged, Broadway-style musical are youth actors between the ages of 8—18. Special care has been taken to approach the subject matter as a family-friendly performance, great for all ages!

About BackStory: BackStory Theatre is a Broomfield-based 501(c)(3) organization which provides affordable theatre education and performance opportunities to local children, adults, and families. Building from the belief that theatre should be an integral part of every thriving community, BackStory makes performing arts programs accessible to people from all economic backgrounds.

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