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Girl Scouts Flag Rugby

Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes are invited try non-contact flag rugby on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 2 – 4 p.m. in Glendale. All participants will also earn an exclusive Girls Rugby patch! No experience necessary – event organizers will teach you everything you need to know!

This is not a drop off event. All girls should attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader. Parent, guardians, or troop leaders are asked to observe and cheer the girls on!

Walk up registration day of will be accepted.

Questions? Email colorado@girlsrugbyinc.com.

Register online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/girl_scouts_flag_rug.html

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Donuts with Grown-Ups

Submitted by Jordan Cadena

Metro Denver

Thornton

Come all Girl Scouts and their friends and families to Donuts with Grown-Ups!

When: October 12, 2019 10 a.m. – Noon

Where:

Adams County Fair Grounds Waymire Dome

9755 Henderson Rd.,

Brighton, CO 80601

Cost: $8 per person(includes a fun patch)

Tickets must be purchased by September 28 via https://the-woods-service-unit-646.cheddarup.com

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

Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend: Barr Lake

Submitted by Ana Lucia Martin del Campo

Metro Denver

Thornton

We went to Barr Lake State Park to celebrate Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend. The girls did rock climbing and had a wonderful time. For one of the girls, it was her first time rock climbing. All of them were brave. We had never been to Barr Lake State Park. Now, we are planning to return to explore and learn more.

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

Silver Award project: Hampden Academy makeover

Submitted by Jessica Raugust

Metro Denver

Aurora

This summer, girls from Troop 64175 completed their Silver Award. These young ladies contacted an alternative school used by Aurora Mental Health. This is a multi-grade facility that provides therapy programs in a safe environment. When the girls arrived, they found several rooms that were in rough condition. The paint was peeling, there were holes in the walls, and carpet was ripped and stained. It was badly in need of a makeover. Troop 64175 decided that these kids needed someone to show them that they were loved.

The girls spent months earning the money and gathering ideas from both staff and the students. They decided to remodel a self-timeout room and the cafeteria. The girls organized their community and many volunteers in order to repair the walls, repaint, put in new carpet, and lay laminate flooring. They purchased new tables, carts, microwaves, and more. They presented staff with positive incentive gift cards and snacks for the highly dedicated staff. The G.I.R.L.s understood how fortunate they were to attend their school and that not everyone has the same learning environment. They learned that they could take an active role in creating positive changes in their community.

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

Troop needed for Color Guard at Colorado Classic

This summer, GSCO is proud to support the Colorado Classic (https://www.coloradoclassic.com/)! Returning to Colorado for the third year, the 2019 race is women-only!

We are looking for 4-6 Girl Scouts to perform the Color Guard at the start/finish line in Denver on Sunday, August 25. We are looking for Girl Scouts who are experienced at doing the Color Guard – this should not be their first time doing a Color Guard in public. Below are the rest of the details.

  • Location: Downtown Denver, 22nd and Blake near Coors Field
  • Arrival time: 11:30 a.m. check-in with Visit Denver rep, 12:25 p.m. Color Guard and National Anthem

If interested, please email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

Bunk with the Beasts

Submitted by Marie Merrill-Exton

Southwestern CO

Pagosa Springs

Daisy Troop 26237 of Pagosa Springs set a goal to “Bunk with the Beasts” at Denver Zoo with their money earned from the Girl Scout Cookie Program. They did just that in June! The girls made so many memories together from building Girl Scout Thin Mint bears at Build-A-Bear to walking Denver Zoo at night to learn about the different animals and what makes them unique. It was an incredibly memorable experience for all!

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

Older girl volunteers needed for Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens

UPDATE as of July 8, 2019: All of these volunteer spots have been filled.

We are thrilled to have our annual Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens on July 19, 20, and 21, 2019!

We are hosting a Girl Scout activity table on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and are in need of older girl volunteers to run the table on both days from noon – 2 p.m. Volunteers should be in groups of at least two – five Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, or Ambassadors with at least two adults present at all times. We will provide all supplies and instructions for the activity, as well as complimentary tickets to Elitch Gardens for the day of your volunteer shift. You are more than welcome to enjoy the park before and after your volunteer shift. Folks who are not volunteering for the day can also take advantage of the Girl Scout discount for tickets: https://www.elitchgardens.com/girl-scouts.

This opportunity is a great way for Girl Scouts to earn Program Aide hours, hours for your Community Service Bar, Service to Girl Scouting Bar, or service hours for school. We expect all volunteers to represent Girl Scouts, exhibit appropriate language, behavior, and act as a role model for younger girls.

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org with your name, troop number, number of girls volunteering, and number of adults accompanying girls.

Questions? aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

Remembering Girl Scout volunteer Eleanor F. Silver

Submitted by John Silver, GSCO Guest Blogger

Metro Denver

Denver

The 2019 Girl Scout Volunteer Recognition Awards were recently given out and it made me think about my mother who was a Girl Scout volunteer many years ago.

My mother Eleanor F. Silver, who passed away last year at age 98, volunteered for many years in Brighton.  She was passionate about developing a vibrant Girl Scout program and served as a troop leader and in multiple capacities for the service unit.

Here are excerpts from an essay entitled “Celebrating Eleanor” that was written by my sister (and Girl Scout!) Nancy L. Ottem:

“… Mama told me that after being active with Girl Scouts in Thornton, she wanted to get her girls into troops when we moved to Brighton.  She said that Brighton was quite cliquish and class conscious in the later ‘50s. When Mama inquired about her girls joining the existing local troop the leader responded: ‘I think we have enough girls.'”

“But Mama would not stand for that.  She was on a mission!  She envisioned Girl Scouts being an avenue for engaging ALL young girls, regardless. Just before we changed the subject, she quietly thought aloud: ‘I am kind of proud of that.'”

As a result, my mother contacted Girl Scouts of Colorado (Mile High Council at the time) and drove her turquoise Chevy to the South Broadway office and in 1958 organized a second Brownie troop in Brighton, to which all were welcome.

Another time we were discussing the many organizations and clubs she had been a member of in Brighton. … She mentioned that she had been invited by friends to join other clubs they belonged to, which were exclusive or by invitation only.  But she always declined.  She told me she would not ever belong to something that was not open to all.”

Eventually, my mother was named Girl Scout Leader of the Year in Brighton.

My mother was placed in nursing care near the end of her life, where she continued her interest in the Harper’s Ferry Service Unit in the Brighton area.  Some of her belongings were sold at a tag sale and by coincidence the total receipt was $839. What is the coincidence?  839 was the number of the Girl Scout troop she established in Brighton so many years ago! This money has been added to a fund for Girl Scout projects in the Brighton area.

Funds from my mother’s trust and gifts from or arranged by her loving family support Girt Scouts in Brighton and beyond.

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.

Sailing and Paddling Day for older girls at Cherry Creek Reservoir

Submitted by Kristy Miller

Metro Denver

Aurora

Come join Troop 972 on July 25, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. for Sailing and Paddling Day, an older girl event (Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors), which will include sailing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding at Cherry Creek Reservoir. Bring a sack lunch, water bottle, closed-toed water shoes, sunscreen, towel. If you have your own life jacket, please feel free to bring it. Otherwise, one will be provided for you.

This is not a money earning activity. The total goes towards putting on the event. The cost is $65 per girl for the day. Although this is not inexpensive, the research I have done in trying to set this up for my own troop backs this up as a good deal. I hope the girls can have an enjoyable day on the water and spend some time getting to know each other.

We can take up to 10 more girls in addition to my five rising Ambassadors, but I need RSVP’s by July 11 to ensure that we have the proper amount of staff. If you have any questions, please feel free to call (860) 593 – 6868 or e-mail (kristy@miller-rascals.net) me. Looking forward to see you there!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F094DADAE229-sailing

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

STEAM For All Festival

STEAM For All Festival

Sunday, July 14, 2019

12 – 4 p.m.

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

7711 E Academy Blvd.

Denver, CO 80230

Apollopalooza is a week-long regional celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and future human space exploration.

In partnership with The Sentinel Colorado, Wings Over the Rockies is pleased to host STEAM For All Festival as part of the exciting week-long celebration. This event will be filled with engaging and hands-on STEAM activities dedicated to getting EVERYONE involved in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.

Wings Over the Rockies and The Sentinel are partnering with fellow institutions, industry-leaders, and experts in STEAM to bring attendees a comprehensive overview of how to get involved in STEAM, what STEAM is, how these fields can be used for personal and career development and, most importantly, how to have fun in these fields!

The event is free for all children age 16 and under and is $5 for adults. The $5 adult fee will be waived for two adults accompanying groups of five or more Girl Scouts. To take advantage of this opportunity, you must email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org with your troop number, number of girls, and number of adults by July 10. Special thanks to Lockheed Martin for partnering with Wings Over the Rockies and Girl Scouts of Colorado to make this opportunity available for Girl Scouts.

RSVP and purchase tickets for groups with less than five Girl Scouts: https://wingsmuseum.org/event/steam/

Learn more about Apollopalooza: https://wingsmuseum.org/events/apollo/visit/