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Mentoring Monday for Gold Award Girl Scouts and candidates

The future glows brighter thanks to Gold Award Girl Scouts and those working to earn the highest honor in Girl Scouts! That’s why Girl Scouts of Colorado, along with Girl Scouts of the USA and the Denver Business Journal, is helping them connect with female business entrepreneurs in the Metro Denver region! Mentoring Monday, one of Denver’s most popular events, is Monday, February 24, 2020 from 7  – 9 a.m. at History Colorado Center (1200 N. Broadway, Denver 80203). Girls will choose from mentors who are the most influential women in the community, including Girl Scouts of Colorado President and CEO Stephanie Foote, for intimate 10 minute coaching sessions.

Girl Fee: $50

Adult Fee: $50

Register here:  https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/event/164406/2020/bizwomen-mentoring-monday#information Use code GSUSA15 for discounted tickets.

CSA Times: February 2020

With a new year brings new opportunities to continue to build yourselves as girls of courage, confidence, and character. Whether you have set some ambitious goals for yourself or you are continuing to celebrate your amazing self, Girl Scouts is here to support you every step of the way! In this quarterly communication, we have lots of great ways to engage in events, outdoors experiences, and trainings to get ready for your Gold Award.
Questions? Contact inquiry@gscolorado.org

First time receiving CSA Times? Welcome! This communication was created to keep Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors, families, and troop leaders up to date on all the amazing opportunities across our state. As a quarterly email communication, we adjust the content to meet the needs and interests of girls, while also keeping adults engaged and up-to-date with Girl Scouts of Colorado. We also 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 Leadership Experience.

Girl Scout Week

Girl Scout Week is next month, March 8-14! To help you start planning what to do, we have created a calendar with some suggestions to complete activities that bring out your G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader).
Don’t forget to share your stories through social media by tagging @gscolo or sharing your story through the GSCO Blog.

Girl Scout Destinations

Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime?! Check out Destinations opportunities at forgirls.girlscouts.org/travel. Round 2 applications close on February 15, but many opportunities are still available after this round. Continue to check the Destinations website for updates on trip availability.  Already accepted to a Destinations trip? Apply for a D Pass Grant by March 6

Important Gold Award Information

Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors, now is the time to get started on your Gold Award project! Remember, you have only until May 1 of the year you graduate high school to submit your initial proposal.

The first Gold Award requirement is to attend an official Gold Award training. If you still need to take training, check out the GSCO Events page for upcoming in-person and webinar training options.

Have you already taken official Gold Award training, but have not yet submitted an initial proposal? Don’t forget that you must submit an initial proposal within ONE YEAR of taking Gold Award training. If you are having trouble with your project idea or the proposal itself, or you have taken training more than one year ago, please reach out to Highest Awards Manager Kaitie LoDolce at highestawards@gscolorado.org for help getting started on your project.

Apply to be a GSCO Delegate

Girl Scouts of Colorado is requesting applications for delegates to attend the 2020 National Council Session. Apply online.

Requirements:

Delegates to the National Council Session must be registered Girl Scout members, at least 14 years of age, and be willing to serve a three-year term (2020-2023).

Delegates and Alternates must commit to participating in preparatory conference calls and webinars and attending all meetings of the National Council Session in Orlando, Florida, October 21-25, 2020.

Upcoming events for Older Girls

Save the Date: Mean Girls

April 10, Denver

Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors save the date for a night out at Mean Girls! Limited discounted tickets available for Girl Scouts at the 7:30 p.m. performance on Friday, April 10. Limited tickets available for $54/person. Troops will be seated together. Tickets will go on sale through the GSCO events calendar late February 2020.

Save the Date: Secrets to Success

April 18, Greeley

What is your Secret to Success? Girls will have the opportunity to ask that question and many more of top local women leaders at 2020 Secrets to Success events. Any girl in grades 6 – 12 is invited to Secrets to Success. Girls interested in the event should email carol.griffin@gscolorado.org to be added to the interest list.

Save the Date: Statewide Bridging at the Royal Gorge

May 2, Cañon City

Cadette Journey Weekend

May 29-31, Grand Junction

In this fun-filled weekend event, girls complete activities toward earning the Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey. After the event, they only need to complete their Take-Action project to complete the Journey.

Cadette Day at the Capitol

June 19, Denver

Earn your Finding Common Ground badge at the State Capitol in Denver at the Cadette Day at the Capitol. Girls will explore civic debate, learn the art of compromise, and practice skills in mediation. Each of these skills will give them a broader understanding of how decisions are made in a democracy. Girls will receive a fun patch along with their Finding Common Ground badge. Space is limited- register today!

Save the Date: Cadette Journey Weekend

September 18-20, Tomahawk Ranch

In this fun-filled weekend event girls complete activities toward earning a Journey. After the event, they only need to complete their Take-Action project to complete the Journey.

Save the Date: Senior and Ambassador Journey Weekend

October 2-4, Tomahawk Ranch

In this fun-filled weekend event girls complete activities toward earning a Journey. After the event, they only need to complete their Take-Action project to complete the Journey.

Upcoming Outdoor Program Events

Trail Adventure Meet-Ups

May, Statewide

Say goodbye to winter and HELLO SPRING as you explore the outdoors with your fellow Girl Scout sisters. Girl Scouts of Colorado has organized a spring edition of our Trail Adventure meet-ups in May 2020 to encourage you to get out in nature and complete some of the requirements for the Trail Adventure badge. Girls also have the opportunity to earn the badge sponsored by the North Face.
Attend any of the Girl Scouts of Colorado-sponsored Trail Adventure meet-ups in May 2020 and complete all of the requirements to earn a Trail Adventure badge by July 1, 2020, and a Girl Scout is eligible to receive the badge.

Reach for the Peak August 7 – 9 at Sky High Ranch

Prove your outdoor skills and join Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador troops from around the state for a camping challenge! This fun competition includes camp cooking, knot tying skills, lashing, first aid, outdoor survival, nature identification and more. Download the Reach for the Peak packet for more information.

Summer Camp 2020

Sky High Ranch and Tomahawk Ranch both have tons of awesome sessions for older girls like a backpacking trip with white water adventure or a week-long road trip around Colorado! Plus, leadership opportunities as a CIT or Program Aide. See all the session details, registration information and more at the camp website.

Outdoor Adventure Club spring and summer events

The Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) is a staff-led program offering exciting adventures around the state. Girsl sign up for each event individually, events are either for OAC explorers (6th grade) or OAC trailblazers (7th – 12th grade). Registration opens two months prior to each event, girls can use Cookie Credits and grants are available. For more information on events details and registrationvisit the OAC page or the GSCO event calendar.

  • Meadow Mountain Ranch Winter Adventure (Trailblazers), March 14 or March 15
  • Snow Mountain Ranch Winter Overnight (Explorers), March 21 – 22
  • Environmental Service Projects (both groups), April 19, 25 and 26
  • Magic Sky Ranch Rock Climbing & Trail Adventure (Trailblazers), May 15 – 17
  • Turquoise Lake Primitive Campout (Explorers), June 5 – 7
  • “14-er” Hike (Trailblazers), August 11 – 12

Save the date for Girl Scouts Love State Parks, September 12 and 13!

Girl Scouts love getting outside, especially in Colorado! Share your love of the great outdoors and get to know your local state park with events in state parks across Colorado. Girls can attend as part of a troop or with their family. This is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the fall weather, spend time in nature and get inspired for future outdoor adventures. Check out the GSCO event calendar this spring for more details.

Cadette MEdia Art Show

Submitted by Sarah Benjamin

Metro Denver

Littleton

Cadette Troop 61353 completed the MEdia Journey by going to an art studio and making personal collages, voicing positive messages against negativity in the media. Their work will be on display at In-TEA Teahouse in downtown Littleton to educate the public about this issue.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Save the Date: Secrets to Success in Greeley

Save the date for Secrets to Success in Greeley on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Aims Community College!

What is your Secret to Success?

Girls will have the unique opportunity to ask that question and many more of top local women leaders our first Northern Colorado Secrets to Success event. We believe every girl has the power to become what she dreams to be. We are helping today’s girls overcome the challenges they face, giving them the tools they need to become successful leaders.

Girls will connect with professional women in a variety of career fields, giving them a unique opportunity to learn directly from incredible women in our community. Girls will personally engage with more than 20 women leaders a variety of fields, such as technology, law, healthcare, finance, skilled trades, entrepreneurship, and more, learning from role models that will help them become our future business and community leaders. This event joins today’s leaders with the next generation, to share their expertise and provide inspiration for success.

** This event is open to all girls in grades 6-12. You do not need to be a Girl Scout to attend. Registration will open winter 2020. **

Email carol.griffin@gscolorado.org to be added to the interest list and you’ll be emailed directly when registration opens.

More information: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/secrets_to_success_1616242345.html

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Gold Award training webinar

Attention all 8th grade Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, troop leaders, and parents across Colorado! If you (or your girl) is thinking about going for her Gold Award, don’t miss the upcoming training webinar on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 5 – 7 p.m.

This is a free training. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest achievement in Girl Scouts. In this training, girls will learn the requirements, council procedures, and tips for making her Gold Award experience successful and rewarding.

Gold Award training is mandatory for any girl interested in pursuing her Gold Award. Troop leaders, co-leaders, and parents are encouraged to attend.

To register, go to the Girl Scouts of Colorado Events page.
https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/gold_award_training__369976776.html

If you have any questions, contact GSCO’s highest awards manager Kaitie LoDolce at highestawards@gscolorado.org.

STEMblazers’ Mocktail Social: Trailblazing Women in STEM

 

STEMblazers’ fourth annual Mocktail Social: Trailblazing Women in STEM is October 25, 2019 from 6 – 9 p.m. at  Galvanize- Golden Triangle. This is a fun evening event for high school and college women to socialize and network with professional women working in STEM fields. Appetizers and themed “mocktails” will be provided!

Location: Galvanize – Golden Triangle (1062 Delaware St, Denver 80204)

The keynote speaker is Jill S. Tietjen, an accomplished engineer, consultant, women’s advocate, author, speaker, and inductee into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. Join us in celebrating Jill as well as other trailblazing women in STEM through the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame portrait collection.

Student Registration Required. Students are able to attend this event for free thanks to the generosity of professional women in STEM.

Learn more and register online: https://www.stemblazers.org/mocktail

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Cyber Challenge keynote speaker is Whitney Orndorff, Denver Division of FBI

Update as of October 3, 2019: Registration for this event is now closed and the waiting list is full.

Girl Scouts of Colorado is thrilled to announce Whitney Orndorff as the keynote speaker at the Girl Scout Cyber Challenge on October 19, 2019.

Whitney Orndorff is a tactical analyst with the Denver Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where she works to combat human trafficking and child exploitation crimes. She is also a crime scene investigator on the FBI’s Evidence Response Team. She has a PhD in Public Safety Leadership and has taught courses on death investigation, internet safety, and political science. In her spare time, Orndorff likes escape rooms, staying up too late to read, and cover bands.

Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors should not miss the chance to hear Whitney speak and learn cybersecurity skills! Register online now to attend the Cyber Challenge (capacity is limited): https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/girl_scout_cyber_cha.html

Questions? Email girlexperience@gscolorado.org.

FBI Tour for Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors

Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors are invited to a special “mini teen academy” program at the Denver FBI office on  Friday, November 15, 2019 from 9 a.m. – noon. The traditional Teen Academy program allows high school students an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today’s FBI. This program will include a panel discussion with female FBI employees,  SWAT demo, tactical demonstration from the Evidence Response Team (ERT), and presentation on cyber safety.

Register online now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/fbi_tour_for_seniors.html

This is a drop off event. Participants should arrive by 8:45 a.m. to start check-in. Girls will be required to submit a parent permission form, photo release, and indemnity form to participate. Girls ages 18 and older will be required to provide their date of birth, social security number, and full name to comply with FBI policies, and bring a photo ID on the day of the event. Two Girl Scouts of Colorado staff will accompany the group.

Capacity is limited to 40 Girl Scouts. Registration will close on Tuesday, November 5 OR when capacity is met.

Please be aware that the program is subject to change based on the needs of the FBI.

All attendees must have a current Girl Scout membership.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

CSA Times: September 2019

Are you ready for your best Girl Scout year yet?! In this edition of CSA Times, we will cover what is coming up for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors across the state. Join us for girl trainings, events, and amazing activities.

First time receiving CSA Times? Welcome! This communication was created to keep Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors, families, and troop leaders up to date on all the amazing opportunities across our state. As a quarterly email communication, we adjust the content to meet the needs and interests of girls, while also keeping adults engaged and up-to-date with Girl Scouts of Colorado. We also 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 Leadership Experience.

Upcoming events just for older girls

Cadette Journey Weekend

September 14-15, Sky High Ranch

Are you ready to turn Sky High Ranch into a science lab? Join fellow Girl Scout Cadettes and complete activities from the Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey. Grow your skills as a citizen scientist and learn how to better understand our environment through completing a citizen scientist project.

Senior and Ambassador Journey Weekend

October 5-6, Sky High Ranch

Are you ready to turn Sky High Ranch into a science lab? Join fellow Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors and complete activities from the Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey. Grow your skills as a citizen scientist and learn how to better understand our environment through completing a citizen scientist project.

Girl Scout Cyber Challenge

October 19, Littleton

Register now! Brought to you by Raytheon, Girl Scouts in grades 6-12 are invited to detect, decode, and defend! This full-day, scenario-based competition will engage more than 200 girls in a series of cybersecurity challenges on topics such as cryptography, forensics, social engineering, and ethics. A futuristic scenario—a moon colony has been hacked! — will be presented and girls will be prompted to respond. They’ll team up to identify the hackers, trace the origin of the cyber-attack, and secure the colony’s safety.

Secrets to Success

November 9, Colorado Springs

January 25, Grand Junction

What is your Secret to Success? Girls will have the unique opportunity to ask that question and many more of top local women leaders. We are helping today’s girls overcome the challenges they face, giving them the tools they need to become successful leaders. Any girl in grades 6th – 12th is invited to Secrets to Success, so invite a friend to join you even if she is not already a Girl Scout.
Register now for our Colorado Springs event!

Go for your Gold Award

Attention all 8th grade Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors! If you are thinking about going for your Gold Award, don’t miss our upcoming Gold Award training opportunities. To look up and register for trainings in your area or online, visit theGSCO events page.

If you are working toward your Gold Award, remember you have until September 30 of the year you graduate high school to be approved. Graduates of the 2019 class have until September 30, 2019 to finalize and be approved for their projects.

Hey caregivers! Do you know any women in your life who are Gold Award Girl Scouts? GSCO is looking for Girl Scouts for our Gold Award Alum Network! For more information please contact Kaitie LoDolce athighestawards@gscolorado.org.

Outdoor Program

Attend an Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) event and meet girls from around the state as you experience the great outdoors and have amazing outdoor adventures! OAC Explorers is for girls in 6th grade and the OAC Trailblazers is for girls in grades 7-12.

Keep your eyes out for these registrations opening in September:

  • OAC Trailblazers Magic Sky Rock Climbing or Trail Running, October 18 – 20
  • OAC Explorers Sky High Wolf Sanctuary & Outdoor Skills, November 8 – 10

There are still opportunities to go to camp! Sky High Ranch is hosting a Harvest Moon Troop Camp September 27-29. Get set to live like a pioneer with your troop as you visit the farm to make butter, create your own corn husk doll, or practice your skills at archery. Then celebrate with us at our Harvest Dance complete with apple cider and more!

Jump into your next great adventure

Girl Scout Destinations are the ultimate adventure for girls 11-years-old and older. Join us on September 21 from 10- 11 a.m. or September 26 from 6:30– 7:30 p.m. for an online information session.   Ready to apply? Round 1 applications are now open.

Upcoming Events

Girl Scout Day at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

September 14, Glenwood Springs

All Girl Scouts, family, and friends are invited to join us at Girl Scout Day at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park! Tickets are $29 per person. Tickets are for adult and youth Funday Tickets, which includes a Gondola ride to America’s only mountain-top theme park! Also included are both walking cave tours and unlimited rides on the summer attractions.

Careers in Construction with G.E. Johnson

September 28, Colorado Springs

Girl Scout Cadettes and Seniors are invited to join GE Johnson Construction Company for a “Build Like a Girl – Careers in Construction” event on Saturday, September 28! Girls will learn about construction careers, work as a team to build a community library book stand that can be placed in your community, and participate in a behind the scenes construction tour at the U.S. Olympic Museum. Cadettes will work on requirements for the Woodworker Badge and Seniors will work on requirements for the Social Innovation Badge.

Cadette Woodworker Badge at JXN Station

November 9, Grand Junction

Professional Women in Building (PWB) of Western Colorado invites Girl Scout Cadettes to Junction Station to earn their Woodworker Badge! Girls will learn basic woodworking skills i.e. how to use a hammer, saw, level, screwdriver, and create a candy dispenser utilizing these skills.

 

Registration now open for the Outdoor Adventure Club’s September and October 2019 events

Registration is NOW OPEN for the Outdoor Adventure Club’s September and October 2019 events! The Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) is a monthly  high-adventure program run by Girl Scouts of Colorado, offering exciting outdoor opportunities to Girl Scouts across the state. Girls participate individually and get a chance to experience the outdoors beyond what they might do with their troop, and make friends from around the state. OAC Explorers is for girls in 6th grade and the OAC Trailblazers is for girls in 7th – 12th grade.

Check on the links below for registration details and more information on upcoming events.

Spend a weekend with us at Magic Sky Ranch and experience one of Colorado’s most popular outdoor activities: rock climbing or trail running/ hiking! You will choose one activity to focus on and will spend the weekend training, managing equipment, building skills, and accomplishing goals in trail running or climbing. Climbers will belay each other up outdoor rock walls, rappel down cliffs, and learn about climbing knots, gear, and equipment. Trail Runners will plan their own routes, and race through the forest while learning outdoor survival skills. Rock Climbers will work on the NEW “Climbing Adventure” badge and trail runners will work on the NEW “Trail Adventure” badge.

Check out the Outdoor Adventure Club website for event calendars, FAQ’s, and registration guidelines.

Sign up for our interest lists to be the first to know when registration opens!

Email inquiry@gscolorado.org for additional questions and more information.