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Daisies and Brownies work on badges at Children’s Museum of Denver

Submitted by Katrina

Metro Denver

Denver

Troop 65742 visited the Children’s Museum of Denver earlier this month to work on a variety of badges, patches, Journeys, etc. Girl Scouts were able to do many activities toward their various “Superhero” patches and “Science” Journeys, such as cooking, fire trucks, science (bubbles and balls), break dancing, vet role play, camping/wilderness role play, climbing the tower, etc. We had a blast and everyone learned aspects of teamwork.

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Broomfield Girl Scouts work together to support a local charity

Submitted by Brittney Bilotti

Metro Denver

Broomfield

In honor of Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday, Daisy and Brownie Troops 66586, 65575, and 67462 combined forces to conduct a Birthday in a Bag Drive. Each participating girl was asked to do their best to collect items such as cake mix, frosting, candles, plates, napkins, and theme decorations. They were encouraged to reach out beyond their families to obtain supplies. Participating Girl Scouts who collected enough supplies to complete two bags were given a “Birthday in a Bag” fun patch.

All donations were given to A Precious Child Family Resource Center in Broomfield. At this facility, referred families are welcome to come in and shop (at no charge) for items they so desperately need. When a supported family has a child’s birthday, they are able to select an assortment of birthday supplies, in addition to shopping for food pantry supplies.

We are very proud to announce that our Girl Scouts collected enough donated supplies to fill a total of 46 complete sets of birthday bags for local children and their families. Plus, there were an additional 18 boxes of cake mix, 18 cans of frosting, and 24 boxes of candles for our charity’s food pantry shelves.

The leaders and participants of these three troops had such a positive experience that they have already begun planning their next community service project.

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

Girl Scout Day with DU Women’s Basketball

Girl Scout Day with DU Women’s Basketball is Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Magness Arena at the University of Denver (2250 E .Jewell Ave, Denver, CO 80208). All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited. Cheer on the Pioneers as they take on Oral Roberts University.

Tickets are $5/person. Buy tickets online at https://ev9.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/EVExecMacro?&&&DB_OEM_ID=18600&linkID=denver&evm=prmo&RSRC=&RDAT=&caller=PR and use promo code GIRLSCOUTS.

Questions? Call Max Miller at (303) 871 – 6048/

Registration closes Thursday, January 17.

This is not a drop off event. All Girl Scouts must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader.

Family sock hop dance

Submitted by Jordan Cadena

Metro Denver

Thornton

The Woods Service Unit and Troop 66742 invite you to “The Wood’s Family Sock Hop Dance!”

(This is an all age, all gender inclusive event)

Grab your poodle skirt or leather and let’s rock around the clock!

When:

Saturday, January 19, 2019

6 – 9 p.m.

Where:

Adams County Fairgrounds Waymire Dome

9755 Henderson Rd., Brighton, CO 80601

Advanced Purchased Tickets:

$18/couple (includes one fun patch)

$9/ individual ticket (includes one fun patch)

$2 for one additional patch

Admission increased at the door to $20/couple and $10/individual

Purchase in advance:

https://squareup.com/store/TheWoods646

It is encouraged that you bring cash for concessions.

Questions? Call or text Jordan at (720) 384 – 8420.

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

The Nutcracker performance in Westminster

Submitted by Diane Christensen

Metro Denver

Westminster

Experience the magical tradition of The Nutcracker performed by Littleton Youth Ballet and Littleton Ballet Academy. This Christmas, treat yourself to a magical evening with Clara and the Nutcracker as Littleton Youth Ballet and Littleton Ballet Academy cast a spell over you and your entire family with its captivating production of The Nutcracker. Featuring a cast of more than 150 children, pre-professional dancers, and professional guest artists, this delightful ballet will transport you to a simpler time and an enchanting place, where snowflakes dance, nutcrackers turn into princes, and wishes really do come true!
 LYB’s production is a fully professional production with gorgeous sets and backdrops, beautiful costumes, and will captivate the hearts of all ages as they travel with young Clara in her fanciful dream to the Land of Sweets.

Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 15 at 2 and 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 16 at Noon and 4 p.m.

Joanna Ramsey Theatre

6933 Raleigh St Westminster, CO 80030

For Tickets:

(303) 794 – 6694

www.littletonyouthballet.org

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“Go for Bold” cookie rally

Submitted by Jordan Cadena

Metro Denver

Thornton

Troops 66742 and 65791, along with the Woods Service Unit 646, proudly present the “Go For Bold” cookie rally! Walk on the wild side for the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program!

Girls will inspire their inner goal-getter, go for bold in their marketing, race for money management, root for their favorite cookie, master safety tips, perfect their cookie pitches, and more!

Date: 

Friday, January 25, 2019

6 – 8 p.m.

Where:

Northglenn Christian Church

1800 E. 105th Pl., Northglenn 80233

Registration fee: $5 per Girl Scout  (includes activities and patch)

Dinner will be from 5:30 until 6 p.m. Pizza must be purchased in advanced via the link below for $1/slice

Payment due via https://squareup.com/store/TheWoods646 (Payment is your RSVP). Registration closes January 23.

Limited to 200 attendees

Questions?  Contact Jordan at (720) 384 – 8420.

40963104_cookie_rally_2019_flyer

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Cadette troop visits Lockheed Martin CHIL Lab

Submitted by Christi Bontempo

Metro Denver

Littleton

Littleton Cadettes from Troop 62252 toured the Lockheed Martin CHIL (Collaborative Human Immersive Laboratory) on October 30, 2018. In this space, Lockheed Martin uses virtual reality to create and analyze simulations that are used for engineering solutions before manufacturing begins on products used in space exploration, solar arrays, and imaging satellites. These Girl Scouts have been building and creating in virtual reality through the DECTech program at the Colorado School of Mines. This STEM outreach program is designed especially for girls. The leaders are female Mines students with a passion for engineering, who want to engage the next generation of girls by introducing them to hands-on applications via virtual reality, chemistry, computers, and mathematics. The girls from Troop 62252 have ventured into coding and become familiar with the computer and engineering atmosphere at one of the best engineering schools in the country. Their experience has been amazing and their work was extremely fun. They have attended three out of four classes at the School of Mines and are looking forward to finishing their assignments at the last class.

For more information on STEM classes for all girls: https://tech.mines.edu/

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Gold Award Girl Scouts impact Colorado communities and beyond

Twelve Girl Scouts from across Colorado have earned the distinction of Gold Award Girl Scout, the highest honor in Girl Scouting, after completing Take Action projects benefiting their local communities and those around the world.

  • Brittany Argo from Aurora, Cherokee Trail High School, built a prayer garden at St. Michael’s the Archangel and aided in the construction of a prayer garden at a church in the Philippines.
  • Evyn Batie from Loveland, Mountain View High School, led a team of students to create the Northern Colorado Student Mental Health Resource Guide, an electronic compilation of some of the best youth mental health resources across the region.
  • Bryce Civiello from Evergreen, Conifer High School, designed a pamphlet for teens that can help them take the first steps toward getting help from a mental health professional.
  • Angela Foote from Centennial, Arapahoe High School, developed a relationship between the organizations Family Promise of Denver and Denver Tech for All to ensure low-resource students and families have ongoing access to computers.
  • Madeline Ford from Englewood, Cherry Creek High School, partnered with the Boys & Girls Club to create a five-session literacy program, which promotes a positive reading environment and teaches children new ways to express themselves through books and poetry.
  • Littlepage Green from Breckenridge, Summit High School, created a lesson plan and video to educate students about food allergies. In-person lessons also included training on how to properly use an epi-pen.
  • Maya Hegde from Englewood, Cherry Creek High School, partnered with the Mangala Seva Orphanage in India and Brydges Centre in Kenya to teach girls how to make reusable sanitary pads using materials they already have. The program she developed also taught the girls how to sell sanitary pads in their own communities to tackle the stigma around the menstrual cycle.
  • Grace Matsey from Highlands Ranch, Mountain Vista High School, created a music tutoring program for elementary and middle school musicians, which was run by members of her high school’s Music Honor Society.
  • Annarlene Nikolaus from Colorado Springs, Discovery Canyon High School, oversaw the construction of a series of buddy benches for local K-12 public schools. Students also participated in age-appropriate lessons led by Annarlene about buddy benches and what they can do to be better friends.
  • Bailey Stokes from Buena Vista, Buena Vista High School, created outdoor-based lesson plans for the use of fourth grade science teachers across Colorado. Topics covered included investigations, habitat, and adaptations.
  • Emma Lily from Longmont, Silver Creek High School, designed a website, created a podcast, and wrote a children’s book celebrating the Longmont Sugar Beet Factory and its historical significance.
  • Katherine Walden from Larkspur, Castle View High School, taught elementary school students about the importance of bees and how to install bee boxes that local bee species and other pollinators can call home.

Open only to girls in high school, the Girl Scout Gold Award is the most prestigious award in the world for girls—and the most difficult to earn. The Gold Award project involves seven steps: 1. Identify an issue, 2. Investigate it thoroughly, 3. Get help and build a team, 4. Create a plan, 5. Present the plan and gather feedback, 6. Take action, 7. Educate and inspire. Of the skills learned through Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards, leadership, organization, and critical thinking are the fundamentals of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. 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.

“Earning the Girl Scout Gold Award designation is truly a remarkable achievement, and these young women exemplify leadership in all its forms,” said Stephanie Foote, President and Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Colorado. “They saw a need and took ownership of helping to develop a solution and took action to make it happen. Their extraordinary dedication, perseverance, and leadership is making the world a better place.”

Girl Scouts of Colorado is 32,000 strong—more than 22,000 girls and 10,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Ga., she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org.

Junior Troop 416 earns “Business Owner” badge at Rita’s

Submitted by Christy Knight

Metro Denver

Castle Rock

Junior Troop 416 earned the “Business Owner” badge at Rita’s Italian Ice Creamery in Castle Rock. The girls learned how the owners decided to open the small business and some of the steps of setting up the store. They learned about marketing and customer service. They toured the store, watched how the ice was made, and learned about day-to-day operations. The girls also got to taste some of the ice! The owners answered all the girls questions about the business. They had a first-hand experience about small business and learned a lot of new information.

We loved learning about this small business that does a lot to help their community. Knowing about future options is exciting! We were able to ask so many questions.

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

Brownies learn the importance of cybersecurity and STEM

Submitted by Courtney Ryan

Metro Denver

Denver

The internet and media are a daily part of our Girl Scouts’ lives and we felt it was important to arm them with the knowledge and understanding of how to stay safe while engaging with these sources. This is why we selected to pursue the cybersecurity badges and patches for our troop! Please enjoy the story about defending our castles, but tread carefully, you may find an alligator, a bear trap, or a grenade disguised as candy…

One high-energy afternoon, a bunch of Girl Scouts in Troop 65709
eagerly awaited the starting tune to learn how to keep themselves safe
in cyberland, all while running a race from alligators, bears, and secret predators.

They brainstormed and created elaborate defenses to keep out enemies pretenses, creating trap doors, moats, secret entrances, invisible castles, and candy tricks.

They discussed and debated the best shields and learned how it related  to keeping them safe in daily practice fields.

These G.I.R.L.s are armed and ready to take on the world and be safe when it comes to cyberland!

The girls came up with very creative ideas on defending their castles, family, and friends. They learned about how to layer defenses and how that relates to online defenses with passwords and safeguards they use every day. It was a great start to arming them with the knowledge to keep themselves safe while online! Our troop is pursing the cybersecurity trifecta of badges: Basics, Safeguards, and Investigator.

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