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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


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.

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


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.

Registration NOW OPEN for OAC September 2019 events

Registration for the Outdoor Adventure Club Explorers (6th grade) and OAC Trailblazers (7th- 12th grade) September 2019 events is now open!

At the OAC Trailblazers Paddle Day, girls will spend the day learning and practicing new skills in standup paddle boarding, kayaking, and sailing while splashing around and having fun out on the water.

At the OAC Explorers Archery and Canoe event, girls will spend half the day working on canoeing skills, and the other half practicing their aim and earning the Cadette “Archery” badge.

The Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) is a staff-led program offering adventures around the state that provide older Girl Scouts with exciting activities and skills beyond what they might do with their troop. To register for these events or learn more about the OAC, use this link: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/our-program/older-girls/outdoor-adventure-club.html

Questions? Email inquiry@gscolorado.org.

Cadette Troop 72091 travels to the California coast

Submitted by Shelby Railsback

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

The girls in Cadette Troop 72091 have been saving their money for about three years to take a very special trip to the California coast. They stayed at the HI-Point Montara Hostel just south of San Francisco, planned a sea kayaking trip, got to visit the city, meet some banana slugs, see some redwood trees, and explored some amazing tide pools. Throughout the trip, they displayed incredible teamwork and their positive attitudes made the trip a joy for everyone!

The girls were great hostel guests, not only cleaning up after themselves, but pitched in to clean up after other guests without saying a word. They were open to all kinds of new experiences, and embraced the spirit of adventure throughout the trip. These girls are going places!

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

Older girl volunteers needed for Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens

UPDATE as of July 8, 2019: All of these volunteer spots have been filled.

We are thrilled to have our annual Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens on July 19, 20, and 21, 2019!

We are hosting a Girl Scout activity table on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and are in need of older girl volunteers to run the table on both days from noon – 2 p.m. Volunteers should be in groups of at least two – five Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, or Ambassadors with at least two adults present at all times. We will provide all supplies and instructions for the activity, as well as complimentary tickets to Elitch Gardens for the day of your volunteer shift. You are more than welcome to enjoy the park before and after your volunteer shift. Folks who are not volunteering for the day can also take advantage of the Girl Scout discount for tickets: https://www.elitchgardens.com/girl-scouts.

This opportunity is a great way for Girl Scouts to earn Program Aide hours, hours for your Community Service Bar, Service to Girl Scouting Bar, or service hours for school. We expect all volunteers to represent Girl Scouts, exhibit appropriate language, behavior, and act as a role model for younger girls.

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org with your name, troop number, number of girls volunteering, and number of adults accompanying girls.

Questions? aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org