We hope you are having an amazing Girl Scout year! With the school year coming to an end, many girls and troops are thinking about what’s next. This edition of CSA Times highlights what’s next for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors, including exciting announcements to keep the fun, adventure going.
First time receiving CSA Times? Welcome! This communication was created to keep Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors families, and troop leaders up-to-date on all the amazing opportunities across our state. We invite you and your girl to join our virtual Older Girl Network. This site will provide you with real-time updates and notifications on events, opportunities, or anything related to an older girl’s Girl Scout experience.
Congratulations to the 2018-19 Gold Award Girl Scouts!
42 Girl Scouts from across Colorado earned their Gold Award during the past year! These girls worked hard, followed their passions and made the world a better place.
If you’re interested in achieving the highest honor in Girl Scouts and starting your Gold Award process, here is a checklist to get you started:
- If you have earned your Bronze and/or Silver Award, you must first complete ONE Senior or Ambassador level Journey to start your Gold Award.
- If you have not earned your Bronze or Silver Award, fear not! You can still go for your Gold Award, but you must first complete TWO Senior or Ambassador level Journeys.
- Now it’s time for Gold Award Training! After you have finished the Journey pre-requisites, you’ll want to check out the GSCO Events Calendar to sign up for an upcoming Gold Award training to learn all about the Gold Award process.
If you have any questions, or would like to brainstorm your project idea reach out to Highest Awards Manager Kaitie LoDolce at email@example.com.
Congratulations to the 2018-19 Silver and Bronze Award Girl Scouts!
If you are a Cadette interested in earning a Silver Award, remember that you can earn your Highest Awards as a troop or as an individual. Start by talking to your troop leader to brainstorm ideas and start the process!
To learn more about the Bronze and Silver Awards, you can visit the Highest Awards page of our website.
Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) 2019-20 information released in Spring 2019. Keep an eye on the OAC Website.
GSCO Summer Camps still have space available for older girl sessions, check out the summer camp session listings to find one that fits your interests!
Have your Program Aide (PA) award and want to use it this summer? Some day camps have spaces available for Program Aides. More information on how to get involved can be found on our Camp Leadership page.
We’re looking for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, and approved adult volunteers to run activity stations at our Daisy Flower Garden Journey at the Denver Botanic Gardens on April 27 and 28. Many spots are open for the Sunday morning shift. This is a great opportunity to earn those PA internship hours! Sign up today to help.
Older Girl Experience
All Cadette badges are now on the Volunteer Toolkit (VTK). If you haven’t used this resource before, log into VTK by using your myGS credentials and explore! Make sure you check out the resources tab to see what information is available for you.
In July 2019 Girl Scouts of the USA will be releasing more badges! We can’t tell you yet exactly what they are, but we can let you know that they are going to engage girls in new ways.
Think just because school is out, Girl Scouts should be out too? No way! Stay engaged with your troop this summer with our brand new Not a Bummer Summer patch program. Have questions about the requirements? Email GirlExperience@gscolorado.org
Have some burning questions to ask other Girl Scouts? The Older Girl Advisory Board is now accepting questions about Girl Scouts and life as an older Girl Scout. Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and OGAB will respond to your post on the GSCO Blog.
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Older Girl events
STREAM Girls, Longmont
Becoming a Girl: Preventative Health Workshops, Aurora
Annual Statewide Bridging at Royal Gorge Bridge, Canon City
STREAM Girls, Littleton
June 17 – 19
OAC Explorers (6th grade) Campout & Rafting, Arrowhead Camping Resort