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Become a Program Aide for camp

Are you interested in becoming a Program Aide for Girl Scout Camp this summer? Here are some reasons why becoming a Program Aide is a great idea.

No matter what program or event you are assisting with, you will learn, focus on, and polish your skills in the following areas:

  • Teamwork
  • Effective communication
  • Problem solving and resourcefulness
  • Initiative
  • Setting achievable goals
  • Building and maintaining positive relationships with children younger than you, your peers, and adults
  • Learning how to support others in a positive and meaningful ways
  • Learning how to give someone constructive feedback

When you are a Program Aide at a resident camp or day camp you will also gain valuable skills in the following areas:

  • Gathering and maintaining group attention
  • How to get younger kids excited about programs/camp
  • How to plan, prepare for, and facilitate programs and activities
  • How to effectively lead songs and games for small or large groups
  • Learn about debriefing an activity and why it is important

All of these skills are transferable into any aspect of life (school, work, home, relationships, etc …) and will help girls create a solid foundation that will aide them in their future endeavors.

This is a link to the GSCO Camp Website which outlines all the camps that are currently offering a PA/PAI program for summer 2019. Hurry and register now as these spaces will fill soon! http://www.camp.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/camp-leadership-for-girls

Here is the information on camp sessions where you can find information about registering.http://www.camp.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/session-list

Looking for the requirements to become a PA? Click here!https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/our-program/older-girls/Older_Girl_Leadership_Opportunities.html

Looking for upcoming PA trainings in your area? Check out the GSCO Events Calendar.https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events/events-calendar.html

Need more information or support? Contact Inquiry@gscolorado.org

Girl Scouts Information Night – Arvada

Please join us to learn all about what it means to be a Girl Scout, and the wonderful volunteer opportunities available. Inviting K-12th grade girls and an adult to learn more. New troops are forming today!

As a Girl Scout, your girl will practice leadership with grit like a go-getter, problem solve like an innovator, embrace challenges like a risk-taker, and show empathy like a leader—in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment where she can feel free to let her full, magnificent personality shine through every single time.

Event will take place on Thursday, January 31st from 5:00-6:00pm at The Arvada Library, 7525 W 57th Ave, Arvada, CO 80002.

Apply now for a “Look Wider” International Travel Scholarship

Trekking through the Central American rainforest. Backpacking in Europe.  Cultural exchange in India. All of these trips and many more have been made possible over the last five years, thanks, in part, to Look Wider International Travel Scholarships.

Older Girl Scouts who dream of traveling and meeting Girl Scout sisters around the world should apply today! Awards range from $100 – $500 and support approved travel. Requirements:

  • Trip must be sponsored or endorsed by Girl Scouts of the USA or the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
  • The scholarship is for a girl or young woman member who is a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader) and between the ages of 12 and 30 (aligned with WAGGGS guidelines) at the time travel is completed.  Volunteers and staff members can also apply.
  • The scholarship supports only individual, not troop, travel.
  • The scholarship should support international travel, although a compelling domestic trip may be considered.
  • Girls who have earned (or are working toward) a Girl Scout Highest Award will be given preference.
  • Recipients must submit a short report, with at least three photos, upon their return home.
  • Must meet all application deadlines.
  • Must be a member of Girl Scouts of Colorado Girl Scout Council and a resident of Colorado.

Apply here: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/for-volunteers/forms-and-resources/scholarship-application.html

Look Wider International Travel Scholarships are made possible by the Rae Ann and Richard E Dougherty Look Wider International Travel Fund. Thanks to this generous commitment, Girl Scouts of Colorado will award scholarships for girls and young women to explore the world and the international sisterhood of Girl Scouts. Learn more about Girl Scout destinations and other international travel at forgirls.girlscouts.org/travel.

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SheTech 2019

9th and 10th grade Girl Scouts: We have the opportunity to send up to 15 girls to the SheTech Explorer Day on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the University of Denver – SIE Complex.

What is it? 

SheTech Explorer Day is a hands-on tech conference for high school girls 9th through 12th grade. This day-long event will include hands-on workshops in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  The ultimate goal is to expose girls to technology in a fun atmosphere, as well as meet STEM role models to learn more about opportunities in those fields. Girls who attend will have access to internships, receive a SheTech certificate, receive pathway information, and become part of a community to help girls have opportunities in STEM. http://shetechexplorer.com/explorer-days/​​

Cost? 

FREE! Breakfast, snacks, and lunch will be provided. Participants must arrange own transportation. Adults can attend for free as well as a chaperone.

How do I attend? 

Email Emily Speck at emily.speck@gscolorado.org with the subject line : SheTech. Provide your girl’s full name, school, and grade. This will be a first come, first-served opportunity. The deadline is January 31.

Cadette “Woodworker” badge at MO2H

Submitted by Katy Herstein

Metro Denver

Highlands Ranch

My Cadettes had a wonderful time completing their “Woodworker” badge at My Own 2 Hands (MO2H) in Littleton! The instructor was so patient with them as they used a screwdriver, saw, hammer, and level.

The girls leading the badge went ahead of our event date to discuss the badge with the owners and pick a project to make as the last step of the badge. What an amazing company from start to end!

One of my Girl Scouts was VERY hesitant to even come to the workshop, but she ended up being one of the girls with her hand up quickly asking to try a tool first! They were definitely risk-takers for this badge.

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

Start preparing for college

Older Girl Scouts, let’s get ready for your next great adventure: COLLEGE!

Join GSCO at Colorado Mesa University on January 26, 2019 from noon – 1 p.m. to answer all your burning questions about your future. The Mesa County College and Career Advisors will cover:

  • College application process
  • Timeline to get you ready
  • Scholarship applications and FAFSA
  • What you can do NOW to prepare

Register today before spots fill up! https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/college_prep_western.html

Want to make a full day of learning about your future? Attend Secrets to Success in the morning! https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/secrets_to_success.html

Multi-level Troop 65659 uses computational thinking to help oceans

Submitted by Jessica Spangler

Metro Denver

Denver

Girl Scout Cadette Elizabeth completed the “Think Like a Programmer” Journey with the help of her multi-level troop. She planned a web-site to raise awareness of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to inspire people everywhere to make lifestyle changes that can help solve the problem and protect our resources.

First, the girls made a list of local, personal, and global problems computers can solve. They learned about what programmers do and what computers do to solve problems. With input from the troop, Elizabeth chose a community to focus on for her Take Action project: the ocean community of people and animals. She narrowed down all the problems affecting the ocean community to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

They used computational thinking by taking a big problem, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and breaking it into steps. They learned how to apply user-centered design by identifying the concerns, interests, and needs of the users of the oceans: humans need healthy food, transportation, medicine, minerals, transportation, and a healthy climate, and sea creatures need a healthy, clean environment to live in.

Elizabeth’s solution was to educate and inspire people about the garbage patch,. She considered what might be important to our users: easy ways to take action and step-by-step instructions. Elizabeth used feedback to improve her solution by learning what current ocean clean-up projects tell the public that people can do to help.

Elizabeth wanted to reach others to teach them what she learned, so the troop hosted a Call to Action event for the whole community. During the event, troop members and attendees learned about the problem and created artwork to raise awareness and remind them of their pledge to Take Action. Elizabeth came up with the idea to create a website to share information about the garbage patch, so her project would be sustainable. She wanted the website to include information for visitors on how to contact their elected representatives and information on local recycling options.

The finished website includes art inspired by the Great Pacific Garbage Patch created by Elizabeth, her troop, and the event guests. It also includes instructions on how to make your own art and pledge to Take Action to ensure our oceans are protected! Please visit the site at https://garbagepatchcalltoaction.myvidmy.com/ and share the link with everyone you know to create lasting change!

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

Girls Lead the Way conference at Colorado School of Mines

Help us spread the word for this year’s Girls Lead the Way leadership conference hosted by the Society of Women Engineers collegiate and professional sections at Colorado School of Mines!

During the conference, high school girls (grades 9-12) will interact with current Mines students and faculty in three, hour-long engineering and/or applied math and sciences activities designed to engage students with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors at Mines. The event also includes a majors panel, where the girls will hear highlights of each major from department representatives, a parents/guardians’ information session hosted by Mines Undergraduate Admissions (optional), and a campus tour (optional).

This year’s theme, “Boldly Go Where No Woman Has Gone Before,” reflects the conference’s goal of empowering young women with the knowledge that they are capable of pursuing and thriving in STEM education and careers.

When:

Saturday, February 2, 2019

9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

(check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)

(optional campus tour 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.)

Where: 

Colorado School of Mines

Student Center

1200 16th St.

Golden, CO 80401

Register today! Open until January 14, 2019 or when 200 registrants is reached. A waitlist will be added once capacity is met.

https://apply.mines.edu/register/GLTW2019

Cost – $30 per student

This covers a continental breakfast, lunch, and activities supplies.
There is no charge to parents/guardians for the optional sessions. Lunch is not included for parents/guardians.

We do not want program cost to be a barrier for participation. There are a limited number of scholarships available to cover the cost of this event. If you have a girl(s) in mind who could benefit from this scholarship, please contact Kelly Knechtel at knechtel@mines.edu , SWE Faculty Advisor at Mines, by Friday, December 14, 2018 for a code that can be entered on the registration form.

We look forward to interacting with your high school Girl Scouts on campus in February!

Cadette troop visits Lockheed Martin CHIL Lab

Submitted by Christi Bontempo

Metro Denver

Littleton

Littleton Cadettes from Troop 62252 toured the Lockheed Martin CHIL (Collaborative Human Immersive Laboratory) on October 30, 2018. In this space, Lockheed Martin uses virtual reality to create and analyze simulations that are used for engineering solutions before manufacturing begins on products used in space exploration, solar arrays, and imaging satellites. These Girl Scouts have been building and creating in virtual reality through the DECTech program at the Colorado School of Mines. This STEM outreach program is designed especially for girls. The leaders are female Mines students with a passion for engineering, who want to engage the next generation of girls by introducing them to hands-on applications via virtual reality, chemistry, computers, and mathematics. The girls from Troop 62252 have ventured into coding and become familiar with the computer and engineering atmosphere at one of the best engineering schools in the country. Their experience has been amazing and their work was extremely fun. They have attended three out of four classes at the School of Mines and are looking forward to finishing their assignments at the last class.

For more information on STEM classes for all girls: https://tech.mines.edu/

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

G.I.R.L. 2020 National Internship Opportunity for Girl Scouts in Grades 8-10

Every three years, Girl Scouts from across our Movement come together to make the most important decisions about Girl Scouting, and for a weekend of life-changing leadership experiences and fun! Girl Scouts’ 55th National Council Session and G.I.R.L. 2020 will take place in October 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Through inspiring activities and influential speakers, this event will provide thousands of Girl Scouts with the tools to empower themselves and to lead change in their communities.

G.I.R.L. 2020 will be planned by a team of 25 Girl Scouts called the G-TEAM. Members of this team will guide the overall direction of G.I.R.L. 2020 and have the opportunity to participate in field-specific internships in areas such as marketing, event production, governance, logistics, and more. The G-TEAM will spend two years planning for G. I.R.L. 2020, including in-person planning sessions in Orlando, Florida and New York City (all expenses paid by Girl Scouts). At the event in Orlando, the G-TEAM will be both the behind-the-scenes and on-the-stage leaders for this major event.

All Girl Scouts who are currently in grades 8–10 are eligible to apply. The application opens October 19, 2018 and closes November 19 at midnight eastern time.

Spread the word to Girl Scout Cadettes and Seniors for this national internship opportunity!

Apply Now