Kayla B. of Cadette Troop 1096 in Denver finished her Silver Award project in December 2016. Her project focused on raising awareness for older cat adoptions and she partnered with the Cat Care Society. Part of her project included creating educational brochures on the benefits of adopting an older cat and she made several presentations to senior living communities. She also made goodie bags to be given to the next ten older cats adopted at Cat Care Society.
The Woods Service Unit is hosting a Red Carpet Father-Daughter Ball on January 28, 2017 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Waymire Dome located at the Adams County Fairgrounds – 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton, CO 80601. Featuring *Selfie Stations* Live DJ* Dancing *Snacks/Drinks* Our own Paparazzi* Come dressed like a STAR that you are and walk our Red Carpet Event and dance the evening away with the significant adult male (Dad, Stepdad, Grandpa, favorite Uncle, etc.) in your girl’s life. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Food Bank of the Rockies. You will also get a Red Carpet Fun Patch included in the price of admission. Advance tickets are $16 per couple and $7 for each additional girl (siblings that aren’t Girl Scouts are welcomed also). At the door pricing is $10 per person, so get your tickets early. Please see flyer attached for more info on getting your tickets. Captiv8 Photo Booth snaps included. All Girl Scouts from Daisy to Ambassadors are welcomed for a great night spent with that significant adult male in their lives. Don’t forget to dress to the nines!
Aurora Cooks is excited to present their first Brownie Girl Scout cooking class to fulfill all the requirements of the “Legacy Cook: Snacks” badge! Aurora Cooks is a recreational program through the City of Aurora. They have a beautiful professional teaching kitchen and create fun, healthy, and engaging cooking classes for all ages. They offer many practical classes in a warm and welcoming environment. In the summer and fall they have an on-site culinary garden where they harvest herbs, vegetables, and a few fruits for use in their classes.
In the Brownie Snack Badge workday, girls will discuss packaged food labels and make several sweet and savory snacks. Come play in the kitchen!
Stay tuned for more cooking classes for other levels of Girl Scouts. Check out all of their youth, family, and adult cooking classes at www.auroragov.org/cooking.
Here’s info on the Brownie Snack Badge workday:
Mon., Jan. 23rd, 2017
$22.50 per Girl Scout
Expo Recreation Center: 10955 E. Exposition Ave. Aurora, CO 80012
Call (303) 326-8656 or email email@example.com for more info or to register. Spots are limited, so register soon to reserve your Brownie’s spot.
Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts are invited to join GSCO’s Rocket Team! Girl Scouts have an opportunity to design and build a payload for United Launch Alliance’s Summer Intern Launch in July 2017. The team will meet January-July to design a payload and submit a proposal for a chance to launch their payload in a ULA rocket in July 2017. The launch is typically held the third weekend of July and was held at Fort Carson last year.
We’re looking for 3-10 Cadettes, Seniors, or Ambassadors to form the team. This is a first come, first served opportunity and the team will fill quickly. The team will meet in Colorado Springs/Pike’s Peak region. We expect the time commitment to be about 3-4 hours a week and the team will work with adult volunteers to determine a convenient schedule.
Dr. Warren Layfield from the Colorado Springs Rocket Society will lead the team. Dr. Layfield is a NASA Rocket Scientist who has mentored numerous youth in rocketry and Aerospace sciences. Interested in volunteering to assist? We’ll need adults to help with the team, too!
On Sunday, December 11, 2016 eleven Cadette and Senior Girl Scouts came together in Stapleton to participate in a financial literacy workshop hosted by Operation HOPE. Operation HOPE’s “Banking on Our Future” program teaches students in middle and high school basic financial literacy skills and how financial management is tied to dignity.
The workshop started with a discussion about dignity, which is defined as being worthy of esteem and respect. Operation HOPE links financial literacy with dignity and the need to invest in yourself and your community. The girls then learned about budgeting and banking. In pairs, girls were given a profession and created a budget based on their specified income. There were intense debates on whether they could realistically live without electricity in order to afford Starbucks or if they could ride a bike instead of owning a car to save money.
During the section on banking, girls learned why banks are important, how banks protect your money, and why it is better to put your money into a bank than hiding it in your mattress. The girls learned about checking accounts and practiced writing checks.
One of the session facilitators was a Girl Scout who made sure the girls understood the connection between the financial literacy lessons they were learning with the business skills girls gain through the cookie sale. This event was held at Your Soul’s Movement Performing Arts Center in Stapleton who graciously supported us in supplying a location. This was a fantastic and engaging workshop and we look forward to offering a larger event in the spring!
Join us for Girl Scout Day with the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017! All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Cheer on the Avalanche as they take on the Nashville Predators. We have three great new additions to this year’s event. We’ll start with a pre-game cookie rally to get our Girl Scouts get excited for this year’s cookie sale. Also, each person who purchases a ticket will get an exclusive co-branded GSCO/Colorado Avalanche hat. This hat has been specially designed for this game only and will not be offered anywhere else, so the only way to get it is to purchase your ticket and come. Participants will also have the chance to win a penalty box game experience.
Tickets are $33/person and include game and cookie rally entry, penalty box experience drawing, and of course, the awesome GSCO/Colorado Avalanche hat. To purchase tickets, go to www.avstix.com/girlscouts17. The Colorado Avalanche will generously donate $5 for each ticket sold back to GSCO.
The game starts at 1 p.m., but come early to enjoy the pre-game cookie rally, pick up your hat, and get your entry into the penalty box experience drawing. Hope to see you there cheering on the Avs!
The Jays Service Unit in Aurora celebrated the holidays with a party and caroling at the Garden Plaza of Aurora Senior Living Center on Sunday, December 11. Garden Plaza gives the Jays SU free meeting space for our monthly Service Unit meetings. We were excited to be able to get to know some of the residents and strengthen this community partnership.
More than 30 Girl Scouts did crafts and played holiday games with the residents of the independent living center before going to the assisted living center to sing carols for the residents that could not attend the party.
It was wonderful to see members of different generations connect and to share some holiday joy!
Junior Troop 1001 and Daisy Troop 5685 contributed their own money from home by doing chores or good deeds and met at Stapleton’s Target to buy gifts for two families in need. We sponsored two families in our school and shopped for them with their holiday wish list. Girls paired up into two or three and had an item to find to help make two families’ holiday a little brighter. It was such a joy to see the girls shopping for someone else with their own hard earned money. Very proud of them!
Sarah Greichen, 2016 Gold Award recipient from Centennial and Girl Scouts of the USA National Young Woman of Distinction, was recently interviewed by the New York Times for a feature article about Girl Scouts of the USA’s new brand platform, G.I.R.L. The goal of this initiative is to highlight how Girl Scouts prepares girls to take the lead to improve their world and the world around them.
Sarah, a senior at Front Range Christian School, was also awarded the Stephanie A. Foote Leadership Prize for Gold Award Excellence. Inspired by her twin brother who has an autism spectrum disorder, Sarah started a non-profit organization, Score A Friend, to promote and support youth to lead school-based unified clubs for students of all abilities. Today, there are Score A Friend clubs in schools and universities across the country.