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Girl Scout Open House in Colorado Springs!

Fun with friends. New adventures. Making a difference. You’re ready to go and Girl Scouts is ready for you.

Come Discover all that Girl Scouts has to offer. Earn a FREE patch while trying hands-on activities at our Girl Scout Stations.

Come experiment an Egg drop , make S’mores, SWAPs and bring a piece of clothing you want to tie-dye with us!

Check out The Fossil Mobile equipped with fossil shale and tools for you to get a hands-on fossil collecting experience!

Browse our Mobile Shop and purchase food and snacks from the Navajo Tacos Food Truck!

Come talk to our Older Girl Scouts and take a picture at our Selfie Booth.

Fun filled events for all!

Register here: https://bit.ly/3nmkTqb

Contact: sarah.elzahed-moorman@gscolorado.org or 719-304-8313

Do Citizen Science on the Grand Mesa!

Teen girls are invited to join female STEM professionals from a variety of academic fields for a two-day citizen science experience at Colorado Mesa University and then in the Grand Mesa National Forest to collect data for two citizen science projects. Girls will collect data for the Colorado Pika Project and NASA GLOBE Observer citizen science projects and, in the process, will complete the Think Like A Citizen Scientist Journey award badge.
Here are the details:

  • When: August 13 and 14, 2021
  • Where: Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, and Grand Mesa National Forest
  • Who: Girls age 13 and older – Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, Adult Volunteer Chaperones
  • Cost – $5/girl

More details and register are available on the GSCO events calendar.

MISSION: SISTERHOOD! Journey

Submitted by Meredith Locke

Lafayette

Northern & Northeastern CO

Girl Scout Seniors made a video as part of their MISSION: SISTERHOOD! Journey (https://bit.ly/3gGtfVT). Through this Journey, the Girl Scouts learned many things as they bonded and explored all sides of sisterhood. Their Take Action project was to ask Brownies and themselves through virtual activities what sisterhood is. Watch the video that is the completion of that project.

“Sisterhood sets girls up with a lifetime of support, friendship, and bonding. Having someone in your corner and being someone other people can turn to is really important to be successful. In this Journey, we learned all about these bonds and how to facilitate them. Sharing this experience with the girls in our troop brought us closer together and helped us get to know our sisters for life.”- Anonymous Girl Scout Senior

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.

OAC Mountain Biking Event: Space still available

Space is still available for the Outdoor Adventure Club’s (OAC) mountain biking event at Waterton Canyon on July 24 or 25, 2021! Enjoy the gentle incline of the trail while taking in views of the South Platte River. We will also explore the nearby Denver Audubon Center for bird watching and cooling off by the pond. This event is open to any Girl Scouts in 6th – 12th grade to register individually. The cost is $40 /girl. Grants are available and girls can also use Cookie Credits.

Learn more and register now:

The Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) is a GSCO staff-led program for older Girl Scouts offering monthly high adventure activities such as mountain biking, rock climbing, white water rafting, and skiing. Visit the Outdoor Adventure Club website for more information: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/outdoors/outdoor-adventure-club.html

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 Unveils Art Installation in Remembrance of Shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch and Dedicated to Mental Health

Girl Scout Ambassador Grace B., who is also a senior at STEM School Highlands Ranch, is working to earn the Gold Award, the highest honor in Girl Scouts, by securing a permanent art installation for Northridge Recreation Center. On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, the installation was unveiled as part of an event dedicated to erasing the stigma surrounding mental health. The keynote speaker was Frank DeAngelis, former principal of Columbine High School.

 

Grace collaborated with Douglas County artist James Holmes and Highlands Ranch Community Association to create the installation. The Northridge Recreation Center is where Grace and many of her classmates were taken and later reunited with their families following the shooting at her school in May 2019. Special thanks to Fox31/KDVR-TV, CBS4/KCNC-TV, Denver7/KMGH-TV, and Highlands Ranch Herald for sharing Grace’s inspiring story.

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the mark of the truly remarkable— earned only by a high school Girl Scout who works to address an issue she’s passionate about in a way that produces meaningful and lasting change. Whether it’s on a local, national, or global level, Gold Award Girl Scouts provide innovative solutions to significant challenges. A Gold Award project involves seven steps: 1. Identify an issue, 2. Investigate it thoroughly, 3. Get help and build a team, 4. Create a plan, 5. Present the plan and gather feedback, 6. Take action, 7. Educate and inspire. Of the skills learned through Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards, leadership, organization, and critical thinking are the fundamentals of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Some universities and colleges offer scholarships unique to Gold Award recipients, and girls who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces may receive advanced rank in recognition of their achievements.

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.

2022 Destinations: Applications Now Open

Have you heard of Girl Scout Destinations? They are the ultimate adventure for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors- and the perfect way to switch it up and explore after being stuck inside for so long! Applications opened May 1, 2021 for Summer 2022 trips.

Ever wanted to hike the Swiss Alps? Kayak through Greek Islands? Eat your way through Italy? Backpack Costa Rica? Practice photography in picturesque California? With more than 20 trips to choose from, you’re sure to find one that sparks your interests and launches you into an unforgettable experience.

Check out all the available opportunities for summer 2022.

Not sure if Girl Scouts Destinations is right for you? Come to one of our information sessions to learn more about this program and ask any questions that you may have.

Tuesday, May 11 from 5- 6 p.m.

Tuesday, May 13 from 5 – 6 p.m.

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 can send in her story here.

FBI Summer 2021 High School Programming

Interested in learning a bit more about your local FBI? The FBI Denver Field Office will be hosting a few programs for high school students this summer!

New in 2021, the FBI Denver Field Office will be conducting several Cyber Security Teen Bootcamps (CSTB) in Colorado and Wyoming. During each CSTB, attendees will hear presentations on cybersecurity/privacy and have hands-on training with a MacBook Pro, virtual Windows 10 PC, iPhone 11 and a Google Pixel phone. Each session will be limited to ten students, will occur at venues based on the locations of the majority of interested parties, and will be facilitated by the FBI Denver Chief Security Officer Michael Mercer, who has more than 13 years of experience in cyber security and privacy.

If interested in participating in a CSTB, please email Community Outreach Specialist Leah Hapner at dn_outreach@fbi.gov with the following information by May 28, 2021:

  • Name
  • Birthdate
  • 2020-2021 school name
  • 2020-2021 grade/year in school
  • City of residence (if in Denver metro, please indicate neighborhood/area name)
  • Contact email (ensure email address will be accessible during the summer) and phone number

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.

Women in Politics Event

On behalf of El Pomar’s Forum for Civic Advancement, we are excited to invite Girl Scout Seniors, Ambassadors, and adult members to a virtual ‘Women in Politics’ event, co-hosted by Colorado Municipal League and Colorado 50-50 on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 4-6:30 p.m.

Recognizing that Colorado ranks 18th on the 2019 Gender Parity Index due to its successes in some areas, such as the second highest share of women elected officials in the state legislature, and challenges in other areas, such as local and federal representation, this event is designed to encourage more women in Colorado to run for elected office, clarify the process of running, and provide resources for them as they consider running for elected office. The event also honors that socializing the idea of leadership and elected office to young people is one way to increase representation.

You can view the event invitation with agenda details in the flyer linked below. If this sounds like something you or a Girl Scout in your life would enjoy, please register here.

Questions? Email Megan Sanders at El Pomar Foundation at msanders@elpomar.org.

Forum Women in Politics Invitation

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.

Cookie Box Innovation Challenge Powered by Arrow Electronics: Prize Announcement

Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors are gearing up to become innovators to make the world a better place through the Cookie Box Innovation Challenge powered by Arrow Electronics! Together with Arrow Electronics, GSCO will be challenging girls to design a prototype that addresses a problem in our community and beyond using Girl Scout cookie packages and other recycled materials.

Register now and join us for the virtual kickoff on May 14, 2021!

Throughout the program,  girls will be asked to attend workshops and complete activities to get their inner innovators thinking and creating. At the end of the program, all girls who complete the activities will earn their Cookie Box Innovation Challenge patch and be invited to enter the Arrow Innovation Fair and compete for amazing prizes thanks to Arrow Electronics!

First Place: $250 and a ride in the Arrow SAM Car!

Second Place: A ride in the Arrow SAM Car!

There will be one first and second place winner in grades 6-8 and one first and second place winner in grades 6-12. The SAM Car rides will be in the Denver Metro area in late October/early November. More details will be announced prior to the Arrow Innovation Fair.

You might be asking, what on earth is the Arrow SAM Car? The Arrow SAM Car is the only car like it in the world – a Corvette modified with advanced electronics so that a former race car driver with a disability can drive the car at racetrack speeds using only head controls and voice commands. You’ll learn how advanced electronics can expand mobility for those who are disabled. You will sit in the co-driver’s seat while an Arrow engineer drives you around a closed course testing acceleration, braking, and sharp cornering. You’ll get to experience a world-class innovation firsthand in this once in a lifetime experience!

Questions? 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.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day with Society of Women Engineers at Colorado State University

Register NOW for Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day from 9:30 a.m. – 1:40 p.m. on April 3, 2021. This event is for middle school aged girls to explore different types of engineering through participating in engaging engineering activities. Meet and learn from collegiate and professional engineers and see how engineers can positively impact the world!. In response to COVID-19, this year’s Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day will be held virtually and boxes with needed supplies will be sent to participants!

Link to register: http://coloradostate.swe.org/introduce-a-girl-to-engineering.html ​Registration will close on March 10, 2021.

A parent education panel will also be part of this event where parents can ask engineering students and professionals questions to help give them more insight on how to encourage young women in STEM.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to iage.swe.colostate.edu@gmail.com.

Flyer_Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

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.