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Outdoor Adventure Club weekend at Tomahawk Ranch: Single event registration is now open

Registration is now open for single event passes for a weekend at Tomahawk Ranch December 15- 17, 2017 with the Outdoor Adventure Club. At this event, girls will learn wilderness survival skills, practice outdoor cooking, tour the Tomahawk farm, and go mountain biking.

Registration closes December 1 and the fee is $100 for the weekend. To register or for more information, use this link: http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2017/outdoor_adventure_cl_1805802475.html

Questions? Email Marissa Rooney at Marissa.Rooney@gscolorado.org

About the Outdoor Adventure Club

The Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) is GSCO staff-led program for older Girl Scouts offering monthly high adventure activities such as mountain biking, rock climbing, white water rafting, and skiing.  Passport sales for the OAC have closed, but girls can register for individual events with single passes. Single event passes for the OAC Explorers (6th grade) are $100/ girl, and single event passes for the OAC Trailblazers are $75/ girl. Sign up at the links below to be notified as soon as single event registration opens for a program:

For more information and to see a list of upcoming events: http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/adventure

PA Training with a CAMP specialty

Submitted by Denine Dains

Metro Denver

Westminster

Cadette Troop 3972 is offering PA Training with a CAMP specialty this winter and summer. To register, use the links below:

Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Twisted Pine from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeBLW5jqJKOG5UsJF5rZpJVffiGGzkjQzjbw9NXFHrnD98kUg/viewform

Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Hamp Hut from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdYXuaDXjo73UZy-hhc5XdZaiG-nqwLRNGyAo6AfRw1AuncbQ/viewform

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Girl Scouts take over Fiske Planetarium

Submitted by Rebecca “Zap” Lankford

Metro Denver

Broomfield

Troop 3572 of Broomfield hosted a scouts only event on Sunday, Oct. 29 at CU Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium. With the help of Claire, the presenter, and Spencer, the pilot, girls were shown a number of constellations and nebulae, went flying by the International Space Station, learned how to find the North Star, and floated in Saturn’s rings. The planetarium was almost full with 195 scouts and family members present. The ooohs, aaahhhs, and general excitement about space made for an exhilarating afternoon. The visit to the planetarium fulfills some of the requirements for badges for Cadettes and Seniors. Great job, girls!

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Summer camps for older girls in 2018

Older girls have lots of leadership opportunities at Tomahawk and Sky High Ranch, like Counselor In Training (CIT) for Seniors entering 10th grade the next fall and Ambassadors or Program Aide for Seniors and Ambassadors at overnight camp. There are also Program Aide and Program Aide Internship Opportunities for girls at day camps throughout the state.

Here are other amazing camps for older girls (Cadette through Ambassador) for the summer of 2018 with GSCO, remember that camp registration opens on January 18 at 9 a.m. This is not an inclusive listing of our camps for older girls, and is subject to change.

NEW! Camp Fury! (watch a video from 2016’s Camp Fury from Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona here: Seniors and Ambassadors, attend this weeklong, Colorado Springs-based firefighting intensive camp for women as a day camp if you live in the area, or an overnight camp if you are from further away. You’ll learn first-hand what it takes to train to be a firefighter, and make friends to last a lifetime while you do it. Contact Anna Danila with any questions.

Cadettes

Adventure Olympics: Are you ready to run across fields like Alex Morgan and tumble like Simone Biles? Events include: the zip line dash, an individual vertical crawl (also known as rock climbing), and a trip with your team to compete in an equestrian event (a one-hour off-site horseback trail ride). Campers will earn their Good Sportsmanship badge.

An Archer’s Quest: Do you want to become the next Sacagawea or Annie Oakley? Learn marksmanship on the archery range, as well as outdoor skills like orienteering, canoeing, zip lining, and shelter building at Sky High Ranch. Campers will earn their Archery badge.

Barn Livin’: A 12-day adventure! Explore Tomahawk’s barnyard and greenhouse. Learn about the small animal farm, animal care, homesteading, crafting, and cooking. Includes two, one-hour off-site horseback trail rides.

Camp Half Blood: Explore the world of Percy Jackson and become a part of an epic quest! Discover your inner hero and develop survival and archery skills that Artemis would be proud of! Navigate by the moon, stars, and constellations, while delving into Greek Mythology. Campers earn the Archery badge.

Camp Wandering Water: What’s the first thing you need for survival (and a little fun)? Water! Start the week learning how to survive on a primitive campsite at Sky High for two to three nights! Hone your basic survival skills, including water purification, orienteering, shelter building, and fire safety. This is a beginner-level backpacking camp. Campers will earn their Primitive Camper badge.

Certified: During the week campers will gain a variety of trainings, verifications, and certifications, including but not limited to, First Aid/CPR certification, archery, hiking, fire-building, woodworking and knife safety verifications, self-defense, survival, and automotive maintenance trainings. Campers will earn their Archery badge.

The Dark Side: Take over camp at night by learning the secrets of our universe. Stay up with the stars and sleep in late. Create your own lightsaber and master Darth mind tricks! Host an EXTREME nighttime party! Campers will earn their Night Owl badge.

Deep Blue Sea: At this water-based traveling camp, dive into a liquid adventure and have fun in the sun. You’ll try water-related sports and activities, make crafts, visit the barn, take a nature hike, roast s’mores around the campfire and more! Includes off-camp trips to destinations, such as local pools and lakes.

Designers: Create works of art through fashion, woodworking, cooking, and more. Try your hand at upcycling to repurpose old objects into something new.

District 14: Ensure that the odds are in your favor by honing your archery skills and learning new ones, such as canoeing and zip lining. Campers will earn their Good Sportsmanship badge.

Dragon Legends: Envision camp through your own lens while you role-play your way through Sky High! Learn what it takes to write a script, develop a plot, and how to roleplay with others. Campers will earn their Screenwriter badge.

The Force: The force in strong with this camp. Gain skills to become a master camper! Practice self-defense, strengthen your skills at target sports, navigate the dark by the stars, focus and relax the mind and body through yoga, and be a part of an epic space adventure!

Girl v Zombie: Join our training camp to prep for the unthinkable. Learn self-defense techniques, gain survival skills, create a disaster kit, and develop your archery abilities. Campers will earn their Archery badge.

H2O: A 12-day adventure. For this water-based traveling camp, dive into a liquid adventure and have fun in the sun. Go stand-up paddle-boarding, white water rafting, relax lake-side and poolside, learn to fish, bask in the sun, and more. Includes off-camp trips to water destinations, such as pools, rivers, and lakes.

Intro to Cowgirl Mountain: Ready for the most amazing rustic horse pack out camping experience ever?! Join us as we head to Bear Basin Ranch in the Wet Mountains located near Westcliffe for an exciting horse-filled adventure! This is for novice riders who have limited experience with horses. Campers will earn their Trailblazing badge.

Iron Chef: A 12-day adventure. Prepare yourself for this EPIC cooking competition! Girls will gain outdoor cooking techniques and then battle other teams for the title of “Team Master Chefs” and will earn their New Cuisine badge.

Magical Mayhem: A three-day camp sampler! You’ve been accepted to the most mystical and magical part of Sky High Ranch! Come ready for mischief and mayhem while you learn to fly down the zip line, make your own enchanted cape, become a water Quidditch pro, and create your own potions and spells!

Old Western: Welcome to the 1800’s! Find your inner cowgirl who braves the wild wild west. Learn animal tracking, archery, and make tools from sticks and stones. Learn to make butter and ice cream with ingredients from our Greenhouse.

Outpost: A 12-day adventure! Develop your camping skills such as outdoor cooking, orienteering, shelter building, fishing, and backpacking. Campers will spend multiple nights in an off-site, primitive camp site setting up their own tents, cooking their own meals, and hiking. Campers will earn their Trailblazing badge.

Pioneers: A 12-day adventure. Welcome to the 1800’s! Learn to cook over a fire and use fruit to make jams and pies. Learn to cure your own jerky and make butter. Go off-site fishing, collect eggs from our barn, and feed the pigs kitchen ‘slop’. Campers will earn their Woodworker badge.

Pond Hoppers: Your first canoe trip! Practice your skills at camp, then head out for a one- to two-night trip. This camp includes zip line, low ropes, and more! Campers will earn their Trailblazer badge.

Ranch Hands: Could you have been a pioneer in the Old West? Turn back time and learn the basics of homesteading. Spend your days caring for the farm animals and tending the garden. Includes an hour long, off-site horseback trail ride. Campers will earn their Animal Helpers badge.

Rock It! Campers will rock climb at Crash Landing, and learn how to belay. When you’re not out scaling rocks, you will have a chance to rock out on the dance floor and experience our zip line. Rock climbing will be led by certified rock climbing guides. Campers will earn their Trailblazing badge.

Story Tellers: Calling all storytellers! Do you have characters and ideas that need to be heard? Practice your artistic skills by painting, drawing, scrapbooking, and more to build your stories. Campers will earn their Book Artist badge.

Survivor: Practice advanced camping, survival skills, fire-building, and outdoor cooking techniques. Learn the foods best for survival, knife safety, and knot tying. Build shelters to sleep in and test the elements. Put your skills to the test by enduring the wilderness in survival challenges.

TR Bellas: A 12-day adventure! Choreograph your very own ensemble. Re-invent the Tomahawk song or create a new one for all to learn. Hold auditions and host a talent show. Develop a sisterhood among your cabin mates and practice your perfect pitch.

Water Fillies: Sometimes a cowgirl just loves to cool off from a day at the barn with a dip in the pond! Split your time between splashing around at the pond and taking care of our animals at the barn. This camp includes a one-hour off-site horseback ride. Campers will earn their Trailblazing badge.

Zip Life: For thrill seekers only! Are you ready for an adrenaline rush? You will get plenty of it on Sky High’s zip line. Weather permitting, you will zip every day. After you find your groove on the zip line, challenge yourself a little more. Campers will earn their Trailblazer badge.

Seniors and Ambassadors

Adventure Olympics: Are you ready to run across our fields like Alex Morgan and tumble like Simone Biles? Events include: the zip line dash, an individual vertical crawl (also known as rock climbing), and a trip with your team to compete in an equestrian event (a one-hour off-site horseback trail ride). Campers will earn their Cross-Training (Senior), Ultimate Recreation Challenge (Ambassador) badge.

Cowgirl Mountain Adventure: A 9-day adventure! Join us with Bear Basin Pack Trips for a trail ride or two out on the ranch in the Wet Mountains located near Westcliffe, CO before heading out on a three-day horse pack out trip! Before heading back to Sky High, spend a day white-water rafting down one of our amazing Colorado rivers! Campers will earn their Adventurer (Senior) or Ultimate Recreation Challenge (Ambassador) badge.

Dream Team: A 12-day adventure! Create a camp experience especially designed for you and your friends! Activities may include: horseback riding, pool adventures, archery, outdoor cooking, hiking, creating crafts, participating in sports, campouts, stargazing, roasting marshmallows around a campfire, spa nights, and even venture off camp for the fun opportunities which may arise (these trips are girl-planned)!

Expedition Wild! A 12-day adventure! The ultimate off-site adventure camping trip. Traveling, trekking, river trips, hiking, fishing, rock climbing, and more! This trip is off-site camping for 9 nights. Campers will earn their Ultimate Recreation Challenge badge.

Grit, Grace and a Mouse: Tomahawk campers love being imaginative. Pirates, heroes, heroines, space explorers, princesses, mice, ducks, villains, and every character in between! Spend the week with us dressing up in costume, braving your skills at archery, hiking to Totey Pride Rock, searching for Tomahawk treasure, exploring the stars, learning to waltz in a favorite ball gown and SO much more! Gain grit, grace and celebrate the best mouse around! Campers will stay in a cabin with equipped bathrooms and showers. Campers will earn their Archery badge.

Mountain Wheelers: What do you get when you cross a mountain bike with a scooter and a skateboard? A Diggler! Be ready to tackle Sky High’s terrain like you would on a mountain bike and carve turns as if you were on a skateboard! Campers will earn their Cross-Training (Senior) or Ultimate Recreation Challenge (Ambassador) badge.

Pinterest: Are you a crafty, DIY guru? Do you have so many boards on Pinterest you can’t keep them straight?! Then spend a week at camp trying everything you’ve ever wanted to explore – from woodworking and leather, to painting and crochet. Campers will earn their Outdoor Art Expert (Senior), or Outdoor Art Master (Ambassador) badge.

SHR Canoe Expedition: A 9-day adventure! The ultimate flatwater canoeing adventure for experienced canoers (must have basic paddling certification or equivalent). During this nine-day camp, we will spend the first few days at camp refreshing our skills and packing our bags for a six-day, out of state trip. Campers will earn their Padding (Senior) or Ultimate Recreation Challenge (Ambassador) badge.

Rock It! Campers will rock climb at Crash Landing, and learn how to belay. When you’re not out scaling rocks, you will have a chance to rock out on the dance floor and experience our zip line. Rock climbing will be led by certified rock climbing guides. Campers will earn their Adventurer (Senior), or Survival Camper (Ambassador) badge.

Rustic Whitewater Adventure: This adventure isn’t for the faint of heart! Be prepared for an epic journey along the hidden trails in Colorado! You’ll strap on your backpack with all of your gear and food, and head out on the trail for a 3- to 4- night adventure. This journey culminates with a whitewater rafting trip down one of Colorado’s beautiful rivers! Campers should be prepared to carry a pack that weighs approximately 25% of their body weight and hike 5-7 miles per day. Campers will earn their Adventure Camper (Senior) or Survival Camper (Ambassador) badge.

 

 

“Mission Sisterhood” and “Amaze!” Journeys

Submitted by Genia Babyak

Northern & Northeastern Co

Berthoud

Berthoud Senior Girl Scout Troop 71126 is hosting Senior “Mission Sisterhood” and Cadette “Amaze!” Journeys! Earn your Journey and badge in an easy, fast, and fun way with your sister Girl Scouts! The Senior “Mission Sisterhood” Journey will focus on personal wellness for every girl and how to achieve your goals. The Cadette “Amaze!” Journey will focus on the twists and turns of getting along. Both Journeys will be FUN!

This event will be held on October 29, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Berthoud Elementary School. The address is 560 Bunyan Avenue, Berthoud, CO.

Cost is $40 per participant and payment must be made in advance. Make check out to Girl Scout Troop 71126 and mail it to Megan Courtright, 108 Hummingbird Place, Berthoud, CO 80513. Please specify which Journey you will be taking. The deadline is October 25.

Participants should bring a lunch and snack for this day-long activity. If you have any questions, please contact Megan at 970-980-7261 or courtrighttm@gmail.com.

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Senior “Sow What” Journey or garden or environmental badge

Submitted by Eva Bauer

Metro Denver

Denver

Join us Monday, October 9, 2017 from 5 – 7 p.m. at The GrowHaus (https://www.thegrowhaus.org/) for a program, tour, and hands-on service project at their indoor farm. Learn about food networks, nutrition, and local farming. Cost is $7 per Girl Scout. There are 12 spots available.

Senior Troop 1096 is working on their “Sow What” Journey and arranged a field trip to The GrowHaus, which has worked with GSCO in the past. The tour can accommodate 20 Girl Scouts and we only need eight slots, so we want to open this opportunity to other troops or Juliettes.

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Hike a “13er” with Girl Scouts

Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts: It’s time to challenge yourself!  What better way than adventuring in true Colorado style, and hiking a “13er” with Girl Scouts! The Outdoor Adventure Club still has openings in our trek up the mountain October 13-14, 2017.  Girls will arrive at Keystone Science School on Friday night to enjoy an overnight with other older Girl Scouts from all across the state.  Then, wake up Saturday with the fresh mountain air and an amazing hike up the mountain.  All levels of hiking experience are accepted.  The registration deadline has been extended to October 2 at 2 p.m.  Visit our event posting for more details at http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2017/outdoor_adventure_cl_606420463.html.

 

Older Girl Scouts are invited to Regis’ Cyber Girlz Summit

Regis University’s College of Computer and Information Sciences invites all Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors to the Cyber Girlz Summit on Sept. 23, 2017.

What is Cyber Girlz? The Cyber Girlz Summit is the first effort in a long-term commitment to include outreach efforts that are targeted toward young middle school and high school women, inspiring them to engage in the exciting fields of Computer Science and Cybersecurity.

How does it work? Through the use of female role-model mentors, table top conversations, and small group activities, young girls participating in the program are offered the chance to learn thrilling computer skills, as well as gaining knowledge from leading women in the field of Computer Science and Cybersecurity.

When is it? September 23, 2017 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mountain View Room Regis University 3333 Regis Boulevard, Denver CO 80221 *Registration is free but space is limited. Please register at www.regonline.com/cybergirlz2017

Questions? Please contact GSCO Community Partnerships Manager Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolroado.org.

Become a part of the movement. Help us inspire the next generation of Cybersecurity leaders today!

Girl Scouts lead the way on the Older Girl Advisory Board

Submitted by Anela C.

Western Colorado

Grand Junction

As an older Girl Scout, it takes a lot of dedication and perseverance to make it to this level, so it is no wonder the majority of girls who do have amazing leadership and problem solving skills, not to mention empathy and a great sense of responsibility. These are the traits that make a great Older Girl Advisory Board (OGAB) representative. As a representative, you get to take part in developing new programs and help to revitalize old ones. Over the past year on OGAB, I have helped to create an older girl newsletter, brainstormed ways to keep Juliette Girl Scouts involved, previewed the newest outdoor adventure badges, and in our upcoming August retreat, I will be meeting with the GSCO Highest Awards manager to review GSCO’s Highest Awards program. Being an OGAB representative is a great way to affect your own and others’ Girl Scout experience, but it is also a great opportunity to meet other like-minded girls from all across the state and get to share your experiences and opinions. The OGAB positions are each held for two years and there are monthly web-conferences and four in-person weekend retreats at Girl Scout Camp, such as Tomahawk Ranch and Twisted Pine. It is a great experience and I can’t wait to meet the newest representatives.

The Older Girl Advisory Board, also known as OGAB, is a group of 14 girls in grades 9-12 from across Colorado. Members provide feedback on projects ranging from mentoring to program development to older girl engagement to product sales. OGAB is currently recruiting new members in Pueblo, Western Slope/Southwest Colorado, and Metro Denver. Girls entering grades 9-12 for the 2017/2018 school year are encouraged to apply here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/ogab2017. Contact Katie Singleton with any questions and find more info on our webpage.

 

 

Older girl newsletter: August 2017

Welcome to the first Girl Scouts of Colorado older girl newsletter! This newsletter will go out to Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors and their parents four times a year and will keep you up to date on older girl news, events, and leadership and adventure opportunities.

Would your girl like to receive this newsletter directly in her inbox? Fill out this form to sign her up! 

(Girls must be 13 or older to receive GSCO communications)

New STEM and Outdoor Journeys and badges

Kick off your next Girl Scout year with access to brand new, girl-tested and approved programming! Combined with existing STEM and outdoor programs, as well as programming in life skills and entrepreneurship, these new Journeys and badges are designed to help you unleash your inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™.

Learn more.

Attend a Leadership Summit

Leadership Summit is a fun-filled learning conference that will get you energized for the new Girl Scout year and enhance your leadership skills! A variety of leadership development and enrichment sessions will be offered for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Grab a friend and come to the Leadership Summit nearest to you to get ready for the coming year. Sessions include:

Gold Award Training: Gold Award Training is required for any girl interested in pursuing her Gold Award; parents and troop leaders are encouraged to attend as well. This training thoroughly reviews the Gold Award process in Colorado and gets girls to start brainstorming next steps for their own Gold Award project.

Extended Trips: Learn the ins, outs, and special considerations for extended travel in this interactive class. This training is appropriate for two to three girl representatives per troop and is required for domestic and international travel three or more nights in length.

Leadership Summit Dates:

  • August 26: Colorado Springs (register now!)
  • September 16: Highlands Ranch (register now!)
  • September 23:Longmont (register now!)
  • September 30: Grand Junction
  • October 14: Pueblo
  • October 15: Denver

Travel the world with Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts can whisk you to the far corners of the earth! Learn more about all the ways you can travel as an older Girl Scout in our upcoming travel webinars! Can’t make it? We will record and post to the GSCO blog and send out links in the next older girl newsletter!

General Travel Webinar- Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 6-7 p.m.
Learn about where you can find travel resources (money earning, trip planning, forms) and ways you can travel (travel companies, World Centers) through Girl Scouts either individually or with your troop. This presentation is intended for girls or troop travel ambassadors.

Destinations Webinar – Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6-7 p.m.
Destinations are trips sponsored by councils across the country and are for all Girl Scouts ages 11 to 17. Learn more about destinations options available, hear from past destinations participants about their experience, money-earning strategies, and council application timelines.

Plan your year

Outdoor Adventure Club single-event passes
Get outside, explore, and meet other older girls interested in the outdoors! Single event passes for the Outdoor Adventure Club are $75 per event. This fall we are hiking a 13-er, going to a high ropes course, and more. Learn more about Outdoor Adventure Club.

Jump into your next Girl Scout adventure
This is the perfect time to start planning your Girl Scout year and preparing for your next awesome adventure! Here are a couple resources to help you along your way.

  • Events Calendar: This is a great starting point to find opportunities in your area. From babysitting workshops to Gold Award Training to camp weekends -you’ll find it on the events calendar.
  • GSCO Blog: Learn about upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and more through the GSCO blog. Sign up to have blog updates sent right to your email so you never miss out, and share your G.I.R.L. story with us!