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End of summer rollerblading fun

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

A few of the girls from Troop 70720 came out for a morning of some rollerblading. They did around five miles out on the bike trail. It was a beautiful morning and the girls skated their hearts out .

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Troop 74546’s Silver Award project

Submitted by Anna Boyle

Northern & Northeastern CO

Loveland

We are Troop 74546 in Loveland and for our Silver Award project, we painted inspirational quotes on bathroom stalls in bathrooms at an elementary school. We picked an elementary school that one of us went to and we made a presentation. In the presentation, we included how, what, when, and where we are painting. We presented to the PTA and the principal at Cottonwood Plains Elementary School. They allowed us to do it and we got to work. We went and got paint donated from a Home Depot store. We spent two days painting and making it perfect. We put a sealer on it and it was finished. The next day, the kids got to come in for Back to School Night and see our work. All of the teachers and students love the stalls and they were excited for the new year with newly painted stalls.

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Historical Girl Scout Collection

Former Girl Scout troop leader and passionate collector Jacklyn Beard donated her extensive collection of Girl Scout memorabilia to the Grand Junction Leadership Center. The collection includes antique dolls, books, bandanas, pins, towels, and more. Girl Scouts of Colorado is grateful she chose to share these unique finds with us. The bulk of the dolls will be on display in Grand Junction before heading to the Girl Scout History Center in Loveland. Historical donations can be made in your local Girl Scout office or by contacting Heidi Books at heidi.books@gscolorado.org.

On top of the world

Submitted Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

A few different girls from Troop 70720 conquered (summited) a 14er in the last couple of weeks! For two of them, it was their first! One was her second and second mountain and the other it was her fourth time summiting! One group did Mt. Bierstadt and the other Mt. Sherman. These are tough hikes.

Mt. Sherman is around 5.5 miles roundtrip, but it is all incline. There is no warm-up time. It’s just get out of the car and go! Also, the last mile is all rock-covered trail, which makes the ascent tougher.

Mt. Bierstadt is 6.9 miles and has a little more elevation gain. The trail is well marked. You get around one-mile of flat before you begin your ascent and then it’s all up hill from there. We did get to see some marmots and mountain goats though, which was very cool!

These girls are amazingly tough go-getters! They will forever have this accomplishment stay with them. Nice job ladies!

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Troop camp at Meadow Mountain Ranch

Submitted by Amanda Kendrot

Northern & Northeastern CO

Windsor

Troop 74315 held a troop camp at Meadow Mountain Ranch in Allenspark. Girl Scouts  enjoyed a campfire at Larkspur tabin, along with exploring the Nature Trail and hiking to the Hercules tree and Calypso Cascades.

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Camping fun at Meadow Mountain Ranch

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Troop 70720 had a really fun weekend tent camping at Meadow Mountain Ranch. They did all their camp set-up, meal planning, and cooking. They also hiked the Nature Trail, which is stunning this time of year with all the wildflowers. We also played some volleyball, geocache, and lots of games by the campfire. Of course, we also celebrated National S’mores Day by having s’mores! The girls had some great bonding time.

The girls also built one of the benches MMR was hoping to have built. Thanks to Fish for overseeing that! It was a great experience for all of them.

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“Space Science Investigator” badge night for Juniors

Submitted by Marcy Kendall

Northern & Northeastern CO

Boulder

Girl Scout Juniors are welcome to join Troops 72418 and 73010 to earn their “Space Science Investigator” badge on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Fiske Planetarium (2414 Regent Drive. Boulder 80309). Cost is $12/girl. You must register by October 1. Space is limited!

All five steps will be available, so girls can earn the badge. The first step of the badge is a scale model. This starts OUTSIDE the planetarium and the leader/parent needs to do the walk with the girl(s). That is  NOT done by the volunteers at the planetarium.

The time is 4:30-6:30 p.m. and includes a show specifically for the Girl Scouts to earn their badge.

What’s included:

  • Dinner: pizza, veggies, and fruit
  • “Bake” your own spacecraft
  • Make a spectrometer
  • Planetarium show
  • Ball Aerospace engineer volunteers

What’s NOT included:

  • The “Space Science Investigator” badge itself – (can be added on separately)
  • Beverage: Bring your own water bottle
  • Enough volunteers to walk with your girls on the scale model (done before or after other stations with parents/leaders who brought the girls). This step is to be done by girls with their leaders/adults either before 4:30 or after the planetarium show. Directions for the scale walk will be provided to adults before the date.

For parking information use this website: https://www.colorado.edu/fiske/plan-your-visit/parking-bus-information

Registration link: https://junior-space-science-investigator-night.cheddarup.com

Questions? Please email Marcy Kendall at marcy.kendall@gmail.com.

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Girl Scouts announces Crocs as 2019 Women of Distinction Corporate Champion

Girl Scouts of Colorado is proud to announce Crocs as the Women of Distinction Corporate Champion. This award recognizes hard work in advancing women in their industry, supporting and encouraging women and girls, and working to raise awareness about remarkable women.

Says Shannon Sisler, SVP & Chief People Officer,  “We are thrilled to receive this award, which validates our mission to support women and girls thriving at all levels. Crocs is proud to join the Girl Scouts of Colorado in helping today’s girls become tomorrow’s leaders. As part of our mission for everyone to be comfortable in their own shoes, Crocs supports the Girl Scouts of Colorado in helping girls unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader)™.”

Crocs, Inc., headquartered in Colorado, is proud that two-thirds of its global workforce is women and Crocs has dedicated itself to making an environment that values an open mind, looking on the bright and colorful side of life, and embracing and celebrating the uniqueness in everyone.

This is the first year this award is being presented, and it joins the Women of Distinction Award as the highest recognition of philanthropic efforts and volunteerism in Colorado’s communities.  The 2019 Thin Mint Dinner recognizes the Corporate Champion and the Class of 2019 Women of Distinction. This year’s dinner is moving to the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center at 7800 E Tufts Ave., and will be held on October 30, 2019, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event includes Thin Mint cocktails and dessert made with Thin Mints, a three-course meal, and event program. Event co-chairs are Tasha Jones, Senior Director of Marketing, Community Relations, Stapleton Denver, Mixed-Use Development, Woman of Distinction ’15; and Michelle Lucero, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Woman of Distinction ’15. The Women of Distinction program brings together a group of women dedicated to raising support for Girl Scout leadership programs.

For information regarding tickets and sponsorships, visit www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/woddenver or contact Heidi Books at (303) 607-4833 or at heidi.books@gscolorado.org.

About Crocs, Inc.:

Crocs, Inc. (Nasdaq: CROX) is a world leader in innovative casual footwear for women, men, and children, combining comfort and style with a value that consumers know and love. The vast majority of shoes within Crocs’ collection contains Croslite™ material, a proprietary, molded footwear technology, delivering extraordinary comfort with each step.

In 2019, Crocs declares that expressing yourself and being comfortable are not mutually exclusive. To learn more about Crocs or our global Come As You Are™ campaign, please visit www.crocs.com or follow @Crocs on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Celebrate Global Climbing Day

The North Face has teamed up with gyms all over the world to provide inclusive climbing opportunities, lower barriers to entry, and celebrate Global Climbing Day on August 24, 2019! Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies are invited to celebrate Global Climbing Day with The North Face at Movement Climbing + Fitness gym in RiNo! Girls will be working on requirements toward the NEW Daisy or Brownie Climbing Adventure Badges!

Who:  Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies

What:  Climbing Adventure Badge Clinics

Where:

Movement Climbing + Fitness

3201 Walnut St.

Denver 80205

When:

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Daisies: Check in at 12:15 p.m.

Brownies: Check in at 1:45 p.m.

Clinics are approximately two-hours long

More details:            

  • All Girl Scouts must attend with a troop leader, parent, or guardian.
  • We strongly encourage girls to attend with their troop and troop leaders, so we can accommodate as many girls as possible.
  • No tagalongs.
  • All girls will need to submit an online, digital waiver before August 24. A link to the waiver will be emailed out on Monday, August 19.
  • Registration will close when the event has met capacity OR on Friday, August 16.

To register: Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org with the following information for each individual girl.

  • Girl first and last name
  • Email address for parent or guardian
  • Grade
  • Troop Number

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

Donations provide seedling trees for post-fire restoration

Submitted by Ryan Lockwood, Colorado State Forest Service

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

With the scars of destructive 2018 wildfires still highly visible throughout Colorado, and affected families still working toward recovery, many in the state want to know what they can do to help. One way to have a positive impact on affected forests and communities is through the replanting of trees, which is the goal of the donor-driven Restoring Colorado’s Forests Fund.

Donations made to the Colorado State Forest Service-administered fund are used to provide seedlings for planting in areas impacted by wildfires, floods or other disasters, with an emphasis on areas critical to water protection, wildlife habitat and public benefit. Every $2 donation to the fund purchases one seedling, at no cost to the landowner. Since the CSFS established the program in 2003, its nursery has used program funds to provide more than 122,000 trees.

“Planting trees provides an important means to help stabilize soils, protect water supplies and restore the landscape as we address the long-term recovery of our communities and forests,” said Mike Lester, state forester and CSFS director.

The CSFS nursery in Fort Collins grows all the seedling trees for the program, to ensure that only those best adapted to local conditions are used for restoration efforts.

This year, the CSFS received an $11,000 donation to the Restoring Colorado’s Forests Fund from the Girl Scouts of Colorado, in honor of the organization’s volunteers. The donation, which represents the second large contribution from GSCO in the last two years, is intended to amplify the organization’s impacts toward reforestation efforts in Colorado.

“In recognition of all the amazing things that our volunteers do, we chose the gift of trees that will also have a lasting and positive impact by helping to restore forested areas in our beautiful state,” said Girl Scouts of Colorado President and CEO Stephanie A. Foote.

The CSFS and Girl Scouts of Colorado continue building on a partnership largely intended to help youth gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of trees and forests in Colorado. As part of this effort, in June CSFS staff partnered with GSCO to help educate hundreds of Girl Scouts and their parents about forestry, the environment and related careers at a World Environment Day event at the Meadow Mountain Ranch near Allenspark.

In the past decade, the Restoring Colorado’s Forests Fund has used donations from individuals and organizations like GSCO for replanting efforts, in locations that include the burn scars of the High Park Fire west of Fort Collins, the Waldo Canyon Fire near Colorado Springs and the Weber Fire near Durango. Following those fires, the loss of trees and other vegetation led to significant runoff and erosion – resulting in damaged hillsides, polluted waterways, highway closures and road damage.

The CSFS has intentionally delayed providing trees from the fund for replanting efforts this year, to allow time to first evaluate natural recovery from the 2018 fires. Over the fall and winter, after seeing how burned areas have recovered, the CSFS will assess applications from affected landowners and provide trees to recipients early in 2020.

To make a donation directly to the Restoring Colorado’s Forests Fund, visit https://advancing.colostate.edu/RestoringColoradosForests.

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The Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) provides professional forestry assistance, wildfire mitigation expertise and outreach and education to help landowners and communities achieve their forest management goals. The CSFS is a service and outreach agency of the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University and provides staffing for the Division of Forestry within the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. For more information, visit csfs.colostate.edu.

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. Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org.