Tag Archives: Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Lupton EMT Give Expert Advice to Brownies Earning their First-Aid Badge

Submitted by Jessica Holbrook

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Lupton

The Fort Lupton Fire Department sent four EMTs to our Brownie meeting. We are working on our first-aid badge and needed to interview an expert.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Helping Pets Experiencing Homelessness

Submitted by Erin Sullivan-Ortiz

Northern & Northeastern CO

For our Girl Scout troop’s Take Action Project 2020, the girls decided that they wanted to help homeless pets! These creative girls collaborated virtually over the summer to gather information, create a script, record individual parts, and ultimately put it all together in this awesome video designed to raise awareness and encourage fostering/adopting homeless pets! Additionally, they used cookie funds to provide toys, food, posters, a professional banner, and a financial gift to Innocent Paws Puppy Rescue! Not even a global pandemic could keep them from dreaming big and working hard to make the world a better place!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Songs and S’more Sing-Along

Gather around your virtual campfire and grab your s’mores! Join Girl Scouts of Colorado staff from the Northern & Northeastern CO Region as we sing your favorite Girl Scout songs and learn some new ones.  Current and future Girl Scouts of all ages can join us for Songs and S’more Sing-Along on Friday, September 25, 2020 from 6 -7 p.m. This is a free event and everyone is welcome to join in! Current Girl Scouts, grab friend and join the fun! New to Girl Scouts? Don’t worry, we will send a virtual songbook out before the event.

Register here: https://bit.ly/32kpf6y

Make sure you have room to clap, dance, and move with our song leaders from all across the country. Singing together is a Girl Scout tradition and a chance to connect, make new friends, and share time together.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

STREAM Girls in Longmont & Greeley

Register now for STREAM Girls programs and pick up your gear in Longmont or Greeley!

Longmont

  • Register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/stream_girls_blended_nc_09_24_2020
  • Gear pick-up at Izaak Walton Park in Longmont: Friday, September 25, 2020 from 4 – 6 p.m.
  •  Gear drop- off at Izaak Walton Park in Longmont: Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 5 p.m.
  • Virtual kick-off: Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 5 p.m. via Zoom
  • Virtual reflection: Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 3 p.m. via Zoom
  • Registration closes September 22, 2020

Greeley

  • Register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/stream_girls_blended_nc_10_08_2020
  • Gear pick-up at Poudre Learning Center in Greeley: Friday, October 9, 2020 from 4-6 p.m.
  • Gear drop-off at Poudre Learning Center in Greeley: Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 5 p.m.
  • Virtual kick-off: Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 5 p.m. via Zoom
  • Virtual reflection: Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 3 p.m. via Zoom
  • Registration closes October 6, 2020

STREAM Girls gives Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes the opportunity to earn a special patch as they serve as citizen scientists, anglers, and artists, to build an appreciation for watershed conservation and the environment. This outdoor watershed experience employs STEM-education (science, technology, engineering, math) plus recreation and arts to explore a local stream.

Every person is a citizen of her watershed, and Colorado Trout Unlimited (TU) has partnered with Girl Scouts of Colorado so that girls will get the complete picture of what their stream could mean to them.

In this hybrid take home/virtual program, TU will provide Girl Scouts with the necessary gear, a STREAM Girls Field Notebook, and a resource list with videos guiding Girl Scouts through six activities that they will complete over ten days. Additionally, girls are expected to join a virtual program kick-off on Thursday and a reflection meeting the next Sunday to discuss what they have learned.

Activities include:

  • Stream Walk – Observing and documenting the stream/river and surrounding area
  • Go with the Flow – Calculating river flow rates using everyday tools and simple math
  • Macroinvertebrate Survey – Investigating the insect life that lives in the stream and support fish
  • Fly-Casting – Developing skills to fly fish and practicing in your own backyard/neighborhood park
  • Fly-Tying – Creating a “fly” to imitate one of the macroinvertebrates commonly found in Colorado
  • Scavenger Hunt/Bracelet Building – Testing your knowledge of healthy streams and creating a unique bracelet to represent your local watershed

Activities are expected to take approximately six hours, in total, and can be broken up into several days. Colorado Trout Unlimited will provide the necessary gear and supplies associated with each activity. Gear will be picked-up and dropped off at designated locations depending on which program you register for. Colorado Trout Unlimited has enough gear/supplies for 24 participants at each program. Additional participants may be able to register, if using their own gear or sharing with another Girl Scout. Please acknowledge any shared gear in registration.

Adults picking up gear on behalf of Girl Scouts will be required to complete a gear agreement upon pick-up. Certificates of completion and patches will be distributed upon gear drop off. If using your own gear, certificates of completion and patches will be mailed after the program is complete. Please indicate if you are picking up supplies or using your own supplies.

As a self-guided event, Colorado Trout Unlimited and GSCO encourages Girl Scouts to complete this activity with their families. Please be sure to follow all state, county, and local public health guidelines surrounding COVID-19.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

You’re Invited! Animal Dance Party (virtual)- Northern, CO

Join us for one of our September Events and dive into the world of Girl Scouts!  Through Girl Scouts, your girl will have fun, challenge herself, and discover new passions-all while forming friendships that last a lifetime!

And that does not stop, even if her experience looks a little different in these uncertain times. Girl Scouts grows with your girl and prepares her to take on life, no matter the circumstances. That is what makes her journey with us so special.

Wednesday, September 16th 5pm-6pm

Animal Dance Party-Bring your favorite stuffed animal and get ready to dance!

This is a free event for girls in K-3  who are not currently in Girl Scouts. No membership is required to attend this event. Come see what Girl Scouts is all about.

Pre-registration is required to maintain capacity, track attendance and for virtual quality assurance. Please register here:  https://bit.ly/31g46uD

A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants within 24  hours of the event.

Before this event, please take the time to review the Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Internet Safety Pledge, and then virtually sign it with your girl. As always, safety is a top priority at Girl Scouts of Colorado, and we want to ensure she is staying safe while online Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Internet Safety Pledge.

Note: This event is for girls who are not currently in Girl Scouts. Feel free to pass along this invitation page to any of your friends who have girls entering K-3rd grade in the fall – who totally should join Girl Scouts but haven’t yet! Girl Scouting is better together!

If you have any questions about this event: cheri.schonfeld@gscolorado.org or call 970-212-2351.

Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend: Boyd Lake State Park

 

 

 

 

 

Submitted by Jessica H.

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Lupton

Lizzy, a Brownie from Ft Lupton, spent the day at Boyd Lake State Park, fishing with her dad and brother. We haven’t been able to get out to spend as much time at the state parks this year, so this was a great solution, and it got brother interested too. Lizzy used the Junior Ranger pamphlet and the Girl Scout Passport to help her explore nature!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend: Roosevelt National Forest

Submitted by Riddhi Solanki

Northern & Northeastern CO

Louisville

Visiting National Parks is one of Maahi’s favorite outdoor activities. As part of Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend, she explored the hidden beauty of Mitchell Lake Trailhead at Roosevelt National Forest. It was a great adventure to spot nature in various shapes and sizes. We hiked for five miles with the Girl Scout spirit to respect the nature and learn from the wilderness of the forest. This was the best experience for Colorado Brownie Maahi!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

COVID Safety Pledge, Kits, and Safe Seats

Submitted by Kelly Davidson

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

On encouragement from a couple parents in my Brownie troop, I thought I’d share the troop’s COVID-19 safety pledge. Parents seem to really like how our safety expectations are clear and how the girls take on the responsibility.

I wrote it up and worked with my in-house designer (my husband 😉) to lay it out as an 11×17 poster for the girls. The girls received two copies: one color copy to sign and hang up, and one black/white to sign and return to the troop.

Using $7 fanny packs from Amazon, I made what I am calling COVID kits for the girls. I personalized the fanny packs with iron-on letters. Each kit includes new Girl Scout masks, a filter, refillable travel hand sanitizer,  mask clip, and snack. Plus, I made a laminated reminder card about self-screening at home, refilling hand sanitizer, etc.

Using $6 chairs from Walmart, I also made what I’m calling “Safe Seats” where, once positioned at our in-person outdoor meetings, the girls can go to take mask breaks as needed, or remove their masks to have a drink or snack. The idea is for them to feel they have control over their mask breaks. Since we are planning to stay outdoors or Zoom all year, the chairs will keep them off wet and cold ground, allowing us to meet outside as much as possible.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Silver Award Project Enhances Turner Middle School

Submitted by Lori Major

Northern & Northeastern CO

Berthoud

Natalie, Gracie, and Cate are from Troop 74087 in Berthoud and they felt that their school needed to feel more welcoming. So, they created inspirational quotes to put around their school. With the help of Berthoud citizens, the girls were able to make the quotes more professional looking. Throughout the process of creating the quotes, they ran into some difficulties, but were able to overcome them. Along the way, they learned how to use the Girl Scout Law and come together as a team. For this project to be sustainable, they are passing on the murals and knowledge to the troops coming into the middle school, so they are able to take care of the projects they already did. The girls had to persevere through the four to five-hour long days to be able to complete their project.

The Silver Award that we chose needed a lot of patience and focus to complete in the year we did it. We gained teamwork and learned how to cooperate with your teammates. Cate learned how to make phone calls. Natalie learned how to speak and communicate with figures of authority,  send emails, and budget our money. Gracie wrote our script for the phone calls. The project will stay up as long as other troops take care of it. We made a connection between teachers and learned the complications of putting up a mural.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Girl Scout Gold Award Project: Bringing Global to Girls

Submitted by Beatrice L., Girl Scout Gold Award candidate

Longmont

Northern & Northeastern CO

Bringing Global to Girls is a FREE event for Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies to begin developing their skills as a global citizen and their connection to the rest of the world.

This workshop was developed as a part of my Girl Scout Gold Award project, and I will be hosting two events to promote this workshop and global thinking.

On Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 10 – 11 a.m.,  Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies can participate in a Bringing Global to Girls workshop!

Register your girl HERE!

On Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 10 – 11 a.m., older girls and adult volunteers are invited to learn how to run the Bringing Global to Girls workshop, so they can run it as a money-earning activity, with their troop, as part of their LiA requirements, or more!

Register you or your older girl HERE!

If you have any questions regarding Bringing Global to Girls or these two events, please contact bringingglobaltogirls@gmail.com.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.