I am so proud of the girls in Troop 62226! For their Silver Award project, they collected supplies and assembled over 100 backpacks and over 300 stuffed animals for kids involved in an incident in which the Aurora Police Department responds. The girls learned while doing this project that the Aurora PD responded to over 6,000 calls that involved someone under the age of 18 in 2016. The Chief of Police was even there to welcome the girls and thank them. The Aurora PD will be thanking them by having two officers attend the Highest Awards ceremony.
On Saturday, April 8, 2017, Troop 60185 from Littleton and Morrison delivered Hometown Hero Girl Scout Cookies to the Flight for Life CO team. Not only did they tour the helipad, and the medical helicopter, they also visited the call center for Flight for Life. What an awesome experience and such a great team of individuals!
Submitted by Lori Thompson, Girl Scouts of Colorado Community Partnerships Manager
Help GSCO design our event patch for Girl Scout Days at Water World! The Girl Scout who submits the winning design will get a four-pack of Water World tickets. All Girl Scouts are invited to enter. To enter, girls should create their drawing on this contest form: Water_World_patch_contest
The final patch will be no larger than 2 ½” x 2 1/2” and have no more than 6 colors. What should Girl Scouts draw? Think about summer, water, and your favorite Girl Scout water activities. We’re looking for fun, creative ideas, so have fun and share your best idea! Contest deadline is April 30, 2017 and entries can be emailed to Girl Scouts of Colorado Community Partnerships Manager Lori Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or returned to your local Girl Scout office or the GSCO Shop. Questions about the contest? Contact Lori.
Save the date! Girl Scout Days at Water World are planned for June 24 and 25, 2017. Girl Scouts and their friends and family can purchase discount tickets for $28.07 and additional discounted food vouchers. Not able to make to Girl Scout Days? Not a problem! We have a daily discount ticket for $30.99 available for Girl Scout families that can be purchased through the 2017 season. Tickets and food vouchers can be purchased online at https://goo.gl/SjtUqD. Enter the code Girl Scouts (case and space sensitive).
Six Girl Scouts from Highlands Ranch Troop 3453 participated in a wonderful “Day in the life of an artist” experience at Ouray Sportswear in Englewood on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The event, sponsored by the Ouray of Hope Foundation, provided an opportunity for troop members to collaborate with designers, production artists, and other members of Ouray’s creative team.
The Girl Scouts, along with participants from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, were guided through the creative process of contemplating shirt designs based on the “Bigfoot” or “Yeti” theme. Girls researched and designed a couple of small “thumbnail” sketches before refining concepts into their very own full-size design. Creative professionals offered meaningful insights and guidance along the way. “Ouray is honored to provide opportunities to young folks looking to learn more about ‘real life’ employment scenarios. We enjoyed being able to showcase our process and interact with the kids, it was a very enriching experience,” said event organizer, Bobby Small, Ouray’s VP of Information Systems.
Troop 3453 was also treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of the Ouray production facility, including massive screen-printing, embroidery, and laser cutting machines. Each participant then presented her design concept to the entire group, receiving suggestions and constructive feedback from an Ouray creative director. At the conclusion of the event, each Girl Scout received a special, custom-designed Bigfoot t-shirt commemorating the fantastic outing.
The experience is part of Troop 3453’s Media Journey, with the girl’s planning to use their newly acquired insights to design and produce their very own troop logo shirts!
The City of Centennial honored Girl Scout Gold Award recipient Sarah Greichen as one of six outstanding Centennial high school students with a Youth Achievement Award during a City Council meeting in April. The Youth Achievement Award honors and recognizes Centennial youth who have made a significant impact in the community through volunteer work or other special deeds that demonstrate exceptional leadership. All 2017 Youth Achievement recipients received a $500 scholarship.
Sarah, a senior at Front Range Christian School, was chosen for serving as an Adam’s Camp volunteer and as president of various unified sports clubs at both Heritage and Front Range Christian schools. She sits on the Special Olympics Youth Activation Committee and earned the Girl Scout Gold Award and Stephanie A. Foote Leadership Prize for Gold Award Excellence. Her Girl Scout Gold Award project led her to create the Score A Friend, Inc., a nonprofit organization which works to include students of all abilities in school activities. Currently, there are Score A Friend clubs at Front Range Christian School, Louisiana State University, and Northern Arizona University. Sarah is also in the process of implementing nine new clubs in local area schools.
The Centennial Youth Commission and the City of Centennial’s Building Services provider, SAFEbuilt, provided $1,500 each to recognize these outstanding youth in the community.
Join Girl Scouts across the state on the Royal Gorge Bridge for a very special centennial bridging event on Saturday, May 20, 2017! GSCO is organizing an official bridging walk at the bridge in Canyon City at 11 a.m. and will host a short reception afterwards. Cost is $5/Girl Scout and $3/friends and family, plus $16 per person for discounted entry to the park, which is good all day.
**Registration will be done in two parts.
To participate in GSCO’s bridging ceremony and reception, please register at https://goo.gl/exHstj. The registration deadline for the reception is May 15, 2017. Each Girl Scout registration includes a special centennial event patch.
To purchase admission tickets, please contact the Royal Gorge Bridge directly at (719) 275-7507. Tickets can also be purchased at the bridge the day of the event. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family will need to purchase an admission ticket to enter the Royal Gorge for the bridging ceremony.
Girl Scout troops and families are also welcome to visit the Royal Gorge Bridge and enjoy discounted tickets, even if their troop or Girl Scout is not bridging.
Submitted by Junior Troop 62215 (Savannah, Cali, Elyana, Tanes, Desiree, Kelsey, Aubry, Emily, Mia, Autumn, Izzy, Nevaeh, and Evelyn)
Hello! We are Juniors from Troop 62215. Our troop did our Bronze Award on Food Waste. We would like to share with others how bad food waste is. We made two videos to be shared to help others learn about it. Please share the videos with your troop and others in the world. We would like this message to be shared worldwide.
We are in the process of completing some bookmarks to share our message too. Please let us know if you would be willing to give a bookmark to your Girl Scouts, troop families, friends, family members, etc. They are free.
We would like to thank our troop leaders, Jordan and Michelle, for helping us with this project. We would also like to thank “Weird Al” for the song.
Submitted by Girl Scouts of Colorado Volunteer Support Specialist Rebecca Lipman
On Saturday, April 9, 2017, the Program Team for the Denver Metro region hosted the annual Volunteer Appreciation Event at the Denver Art Museum. We celebrated the first 100 years of Girl Scouts in Colorado and looked forward to the next 100 years! GSCO staff welcomed nearly 100 key volunteers and their families to celebrate their contributions over the past year. The event was held to recognize volunteers who go above and beyond in demonstrating their dedication to the Girl Scout movement at both the local and council levels. Among these incredible volunteers were service unit team members and service unit managers, service unit product sales managers, trainers, mentors serving on the Gold Award Committee, and Outdoor Program Volunteers. Most of these volunteers hold multiple roles beyond the troop level while continuing to serve girls on their troop leadership teams. Volunteers were recognized for years of service, different roles, and meeting service unit goals. Girl Scouts of Colorado President & CEO Stephanie Foote gave a keynote speech thanking the volunteers for their service and highlighting some of the accomplishments of Girl Scouts of Colorado, which would not be possible without our amazing volunteers. Stephanie also spent some time meeting all the Girl Scouts in attendance and giving them her special CEO patch!
One thing that made this event really special for everyone in attendance was the location. We were honored to be able to share the amazing work of the Denver Art Museum with volunteers and their families. Volunteers were able to enjoy a fun day at the museum with their families before and after the reception. Many volunteers said they appreciated being able to bring their families to the event and loved being able to explore the museum. A special thanks to the staff of the Denver Art Museum for helping us host such a unique event!