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Patch Program for Older Girl Scouts with Arrow Electronics

Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to announce a new patch program for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors in partnership with Arrow Electronics. Fill out this interest form and we will email you details when they are announced!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She was at the can send in her story here.

Register NOW for Tools for Independence- Older Girl Club

Starting off 2021, Tools for Independence- Older Girl Club will focus on the importance of understanding your sense of purpose. Register NOW to join GSCO staff on February 1: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2021/feb01_tools_for_inde.html
 
When transitioning into a next stage of life, the questions of “Who am I?” and “What will I do in life?” may be popping into your head. This workshop will give you the tools to start figuring out your personal why and how you can use that to be an independent, successful woman. During this workshop, you will find your personal strengths, values, and what career fields you would thrive in. Finding your why in life will empower you to be a confidant leader that makes the world a better place.
We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She was at the can send in her story here.

OAC March 2021: Registration is Now Open

The Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) is back and registration is now open for our first event of the Spring 2021 season. Space is limited so register now!

On March 13 or March 14, 2021, Girl Scouts will spend half a day rock climbing at Garden of the Gods and half the day hiking and exploring the park. Join us as we kickoff the Spring 2021 OAC season! Register and learn more at the links below:

• Option 1 – Saturday, March 13: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2021/mar13_oac.html
• Option 2 – Sunday, March 14: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2021/mar14_oac.html

For more information about the Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) and future events, check out the pages listed below:

• OAC website: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/outdoors/outdoor-adventure-club.html
• OAC FAQ page: https://girlscoutsofcolorado.wixanswers.com/en/article/outdoor-adventure-club-faqs
• OAC Registration FAQ page: https://girlscoutsofcolorado.wixanswers.com/en/article/outdoor-adventure-club-registration-faqs

Questions? Email inquiry@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She was at the can send in her story here.

Grubhub Partnership for the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program

A new national partnership between Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and Grubhub has been established for the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program! GSUSA and Grubhub have created a girl-led, hands-on experience in managing e-commerce for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Girls will track and fulfill orders placed at www.grubhub.com/food/girl_scouts, manage inventory, and more, all using back-end technology on a Grubhub tablet provided.

Older Girl Scouts will have Grubhub booths at regional Girl Scout office locations, to take contact-free pickup and delivery orders through Grubhub, starting February 12. Grubhub booth locations will operate Thursdays and Fridays from 4 – 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon – 8 p.m. Hours and dates are subject to change.

Grubhub booths will be located at council offices across Colorado in Grand Junction, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Denver, and Loveland. All booths will be set up outside of the office buildings.

Per GSUSA and Grubhub policy, Grubhub booths are only permitted on council property, within Grubhub delivery service areas. Grubhub aims to service diners within a 20-minute drive from each location.

Older girl troops interested in participating in a Grubhub booth must fill out the interest form. Troops will be selected, lottery style, from the interest form.

Interest form: https://girlscoutsofcolorado.formstack.com/forms/grubhub_interestform

Troops that are selected to participate in Grubhub booths will work with their regional product program specialist to secure dates and times. Training will be provided to Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, and volunteers.

For more information about Grubhub booths, please review the FAQ’s: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/dam/girlscoutsofcolorado/documents/GRUBHUB%20FAQs_final.pdf

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She was at the can send in her story here.

Silver Award Project: Activity Boards for Alzheimer’s Patients

Submitted by Heather Browning

Metro Denver

Denver

Current conditions have provided both opportunities and roadblocks for our girls to reach out and help their communities. Despite difficult times, Alexis was able to collect enough donations to create 11 activity boards for Alzheimer’s patients at Juniper Village located in Aurora, Colorado. The boards were made for people suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and other memory disorders for the purpose of helping keep their minds active. The boards included items such as light switches, fabrics, beads, loops for stringing, and more.

By completing this project, Alexis earned the Silver Award, the highest honor for a Girl Scout Cadette.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Silver Award Project: A Bag of Their Own

Submitted by Danielle T.

Metro Denver

Arvada

McKenna, a Cadette with Troop 62629 in Arvada, is pushing through with her Silver Award project during COVID! Her project, “A Bag of Their Own,” consists of collecting backpacks/diaper bags, clothing/pajamas/hygiene items/books/activity items (birth-17) for kids in foster care/adoption facilities. She had her first drop off yesterday with Packs of Hope in Arvada!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Girl Scout Illustration Featured on Special Postcard

Congratulations to Cadette Abigail R. from Castle Rock! Her illustration was featured on a special postcard sent to Girl Scout supporters statewide in December 2020.

“The coat drive is a project my service unit, Service Unit 652 from Castle Rock, did in October. My troop and I participated in the coat drive, and I really enjoyed giving back to the community and helping those in need. The coats that we collected were donated to the organization Facing Homelessness Denver.  I hope to take part in a canned food drive in the future.” – Abigail R. 

Today’s girls have never faced more challenging circumstances.

  • Remote learning and the difficulties that come with it
  • Disrupted routines and the isolation of social distancing
  • Financial hardship and personal stress impacting mental health and well-being

When times are tough, Girl Scouts rise to the challenge. Girl Scouts of Colorado has adapted its programming, and the skills, connections, and resiliency girls gain in Girl Scouting are needed now more than ever.

Your support is always important, but this year more than ever, our girls need you. This holiday season, please consider a gift of $30, $65, $125 or more to Girl Scouts of Colorado so that together we can ensure that our girls have the tools to prepare themselves for a lifetime of leadership.

Join us by making a gift at www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/donate or mailing a check to 3801 E Florida Ave, Denver, CO 80210.

Thank you for giving the gift of leadership to a girl!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

The CELL’s Virtual 365 Series: Radicalization and Violent Extremism Today

Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors are invited to attend The CELL’S Virtual 365 National Security Event Series: Radicalization and Violent Extremist Today on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 4 – 4:45 p.m. This program session is for Girl Scouts in grades 9-12 only. Girl Scouts from outside Colorado are welcome to participate.

Register now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2021/feb04_the_cell_s_vir.html Registration will close Thursday, January 28 OR when capacity is met.

The Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL) is dedicated to the prevention of terrorism through education, empowerment, and engagement. As a nonprofit, non-partisan institution, its exhibit, speaker series, and training initiatives provide a comprehensive look at the threat of terrorism and how individuals can play a role in the prevention of terrorism, ultimately enhancing public safety.

This program has been adapted specifically for virtual learning. A CELL educator will take girls through a lesson and they will hear from Jesse Morton, former Al-Qaeda propagandist, and Christian Picciolini, a former white supremacist. Their remarkable stories will address:

  • Violent extremist threat today
  • Who is vulnerable to radicalization and why
  • Ways to recognize and help prevent extremist recruitment tactics

Information on how to join the program online will be included in your confirmation email.

This program will be available to watch as a recording for one week after the program date. If interested in watching, please register and use the information provided in the confirmation email to watch the recording. The recording will not be available to those who do not register and will not be available past February 11.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

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We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Gab with OGAB: November 2020

Hey Girl Scouts! The November 2020 episodes of Gab with OGAB are up on GSCO’s YouTube channel. This month, we are talking about volunteering, what’s happening with GSCO, how to navigate those difficult table conversations, and a reason why to stay with Girl Scouts.

These videos are 100% created by the Older Girl Advisory Board, which is here to raise the voices of girls across Colorado! Each video is about two – three minutes long and provides a snapshot into information for girls, by girls.

Check out all their videos here.

Have an idea for Gab with OGAB? Want to chat with OGAB? Email GirlExperience@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Awesome Girls: Marketing Me!

This program is hosted by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA).

Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors are invited to Awesome Girls: Marketing Me! on December 1, 2020 from 4-5 p.m.

Register now: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7941283615771306251

You’re great. So, how do you share your accomplishments and talents with others without under selling your skills or seeming too conceited? It can be hard to talk about yourself, so we are here to help! Join us as we hear from three inspiring job recruiters about how to advocate for yourself, build your skills, and tell your story to colleges, employers, and even your cookie customers!

This interactive event will connect you to three experts from RSM who will share their career journey and a little about their past. You’ll learn what it means to think like an entrepreneur and how to market to your customers in the upcoming Girl Scout Cookie season. Then, you’ll have a chance to have your own career exploration questions answered and hear questions from your Girl Scout peers.

RSM is a leading audit, tax and consulting firm , and they can’t wait to share their knowledge and experience with you!

This program is designed for girls in middle and high school. The event will inspire you to get started on a Girl Scout badge, like Business Etiquette or My Portfolio, and prepare you to let your skills shine as you connect with cookie customers.

Please note, this event begins at 6 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. Central, 4 p.m. Mountain, and 3 p.m. Pacific. We acknowledge that the timing may not work with your schedule; you can register and view the playback when it is convenient for you!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.