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OAC March 2020 event registration is now open

Outdoor Adventure Club March 2020 event registration is NOW OPEN and closes on March 5, so register now to save your space!

On March 14 or March 15, the OAC Trailblazers (girls in 7th – 12th grade) are going to Meadow Mountain Ranch for a day of snowshoeing, outdoor cooking, snow archery, and winter survival. Optional transportation from north Metro Denver is available. Register and learn more at the links below:

March 21 – 22, the OAC Explorers (girls in 6th grade) are going to Snow Mountain Ranch for a weekend of snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snow tubing, ice skating, and more! Register and learn more here: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/outdoor_adventure_cl_1016554950.html

Questions? Email inquiry@gscolorado.org.

Outdoor Adventure Club: Spring and Summer 2020 events

Are you interested in outdoor adventure and exploring all that Colorado has to offer? Come to an Outdoor Adventure Club event and meet new friends from around the state! The Outdoor Adventure Club is a monthly GSCO staff – led program where girls get to experience all kinds of outdoor exploration and outdoor skills – from kayaking to rock climbing to camping and more! Girls participate in either the Explorers (6th grade) or Trailblazers (7th – 12th grade) programs, registration opens two months prior to each event, girls can use cookie credits and grants are available. Today, we have two exciting OAC announcements to share …

Spring and Summer 2020 events

Check out the upcoming OAC event calendar on the OAC website (https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/outdoors/outdoor-adventure-club.html) and sign up for the interest lists for Explorers (https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/oacexplorersinterestlist) and Trailblazers (https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/oactrailblazersinterestlist) to be the first to know when registration opens!

March event registration NOW OPEN!

Celebrate a successful end of cookie season and attend one of our OAC March events!  Read our OAC FAQs (https://girlscoutsofcolorado.desk.com/customer/portal/articles/2975260-outdoor-adventure-club-faqs), Registration Instructions (https://girlscoutsofcolorado.desk.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2856689-outdoor-adventure-club-registration-faqs) and register here: https://girlscoutsco.campintouch.com/v2/login/login.aspx. Registration for these events closes on March 5.

Explorers (6th grade) – Snow Mountain Ranch Winter Adventure

  • Dates: March 21 at 11 a.m. –  March 22  at 2 p.m.
  • Fee: $100/ girl, grants, and Cookie Credits available
  • Description: It’s a choose your-own-adventure weekend at Snow Mountain Ranch! Girls will get to choose their own activity schedule full of all kinds of winter fun like snow tubing, ice skating, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snow Olympics, and more. In the evening, the whole group will come together for a roller-skating night and girls will sleep in heated indoor cabins.

Trailblazers (7th – 12th grade) – Meadow Mountain Ranch Winter Adventure

  • Dates: Option 1 – March 14 or Option 2 – March 15, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Fee: $50/ girl, grants, and Cookie Credits available
  • Description: It’s a choose your-own-adventure weekend at Snow Mountain Ranch! Girls will get to choose their own activity schedule full of all kinds of winter fun like snow tubing, ice skating, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snow Olympics, and more. In the evening, the whole group will come together for a roller-skating night and girls will sleep in heated indoor cabins.

Questions?  Email inquiry@gscolorado.org.

OAC Winter Adventure at Twisted Pine: Spaces still available

Space is still available for the Winter Adventure overnight event at Twisted Pine with Outdoor Adventure Club Explorers! This event is open to any Girl Scout in sixth grade to register individually.

  • Dates: Friday, January 24, 2020 6 p.m. – Saturday, January 25       4 p.m.
  •  Fee: $50 (Grants and discounts are available)

This event features a winter wonderland of outdoor activities! You’ll spend the day participating in a variety of winter activities (weather dependent) including hiking and/or snowshoeing, a snow scavenger hunt, and snow science. In the evening, you’ll practice your outdoor cooking skills with a ‘cast iron chef’ challenge!

To register or learn more: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/outdoor_adventure_cl.html

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, and sign up at the interest list below to be notified of future OAC events.

Questions? Email inquiry@gscolorado.org

Women in STEM and the outdoors

Julianna “Cosmic” Desiato is a part-time Girl Scouts of Colorado staff member who works with the Outdoor Adventure Club. She is also  a senior at Colorado School of Mines in Golden. For her final in a “science communication” class, she wrote a paper about the OAC, why women are discouraged from entering STEM fields,  the outdoor industry, and how creating programs that combine the two can do a whole lot of good for girls. Read it here:  Science_Communication_Final___Desiato.pdf 

Outdoor Adventure Club: Trailblazers Ice Climbing and Sky High overnight

Registration is now open for the Outdoor Adventure Club Trailblazers’ Ice Climbing and Sky High overnight event! This event is open too any Girl Scout in 7th – 12th grade to register individually.

  • Dates: Saturday January 11, 2020 11 a.m. – Sunday January 12,   5 p.m
  • Fee: $100 / girl- grants and discounts are available
  • Description: Try out the epic Colorado sport of ice climbing! You will use ice axes and special footwear to climb up a frozen waterfall, before returning to Sky High to spend the night in a heated cabin. In addition to ice climbing, we will go sledding, learning about fire mitigation with a tree felling demonstration, and enjoying other winter activities at Sky High.
  • Registration Instructions: https://girlscoutsofcolorado.desk.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2856689-outdoor-adventure-club-registration-faqs
  • This session is listed as ‘OAC Trailblazers January’ in your CampInTouch account, Click here to register!

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, and sign up at the interest list below to be notified of future OAC events.

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.

Outdoor Adventure Club hikes Mt. Quandary

GSCO’s Outdoor Adventure Club hiked Mt. Quandary, one of Colorado’s “14-er” mountains, in July 2019. The group camped out the night before and woke up at 4 a.m. to get an early start on the trail!  Not all girls summited, but many did and those who did not all reached goals they had set for themselves, such as making it above treeline, seeing a mountain goat (we saw three!), and making it high enough to have snowball fight. After the big hike, we visited the hot springs to soak our sore muscles.

Learn more about the OAC, including how you can register for 2019-2020 events, here: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/our-program/older-girls/outdoor-adventure-club.html

Outdoor Adventure Club 2019-2020

Attention Girl Scouts in 6th through 12th grade: Now is when Girl Scouts gets really exciting! Join the GSCO Outdoor Adventure Club.

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. They also get a chance to make new friends from around the state! Activities include:

  • Ice climbing
  • Boating: paddling and sailing
  • Camping trips
  • Trail running
  • Outdoor survival skills
  • Outdoor badges

Check our fall and winter event details, including pricing here!

OAC Explorers events — open to Girl Scouts in 6th grade

OAC Trailblazers events — open to Girl Scouts in 7th-12th grade

Registration is still open for the last events of our 2018 -2019 season including:

Registration opens two months prior to an event and closes two weeks prior to an event. Grants are available and Cookie Credits are accepted!

Discounts available:

  • 10% off your first time OAC event
  • Attend four OAC events and receive $25 off the cost of your fifth event!

Sign up for the 2019-2020 Interest List to be notified as event registration opens for each event: 

If you have questions or are interested in volunteering with the Outdoor Adventure Club, please email us at inquiry@gscolorado.org.

Read our Outdoor Adventure Club FAQs

Registration FAQs

Older Girl Newsletter: May 2018

Riley M. named 2018 Stephanie A. Foote Leadership Prize for Gold Award Excellence Winner

Riley Morgenthaler from Morrison received the Stephanie A. Foote Leadership Prize for Gold Award Excellence at the annual Gold Award Day at the Capitol on April 9. She created a manager mentorship program and tool tubs to help close the gap that students living in low-resource areas face when participating in the STEM-based activity, Destination Imagination.

Learn more

2018-19 Outdoor Adventure Club calendar is now available

The Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) is a monthly, staff-led program offering exciting outdoor adventures around the state. You can purchase an annual passport that allows you to attend as many events as you want, or you can attend events with a single event pass. Certain events have a limited number of single event spaces. Events next year include dogsledding, cross-country skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, a canoe trip, and more!

OAC Passports for the 2018-19 season go on sale on May 21! Visit the OAC page of the website for more information on fees, registration, program FAQs, and links to sign up for the single event interest lists.

Camp season is just around the corner!

There are still spots remaining for older girl sessions at Sky High Ranch, Tomahawk Ranch, and day camps. Register today!

  • Older Girl Session Spotlight:
    • Summer Heat Fire Camp: You’ll spend the week gaining hands-on experience in firefighting, leadership and teamwork while learning real firefighting skills and training from female firefighters in Colorado Springs. Day and Overnight sessions available. July 22-27.
    • Boating Day Camp: Spend the day out on the water earning the paddling badge and learning skills in canoeing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and stand up paddle boarding! June 18-22.
    • Horseback Day Camp: Calling all cowgirls! At this camp, you’ll get to learn all about horse grooming, handling and riding skills. Plus, lots of time for arena and trail rides. June 25-29 and July 16-20.

Visit the camp session listings for more information on the camps above, or to search for other sessions with space available like “TR39 Expedition WILD” where you get to go on an offsite adventure trip with trekking, fishing, rock climbing, and zip lining!

NEW resource: Outdoor Opportunities in Colorado

Colorado is one of the best places in the country for outdoor adventure and recreation. Check out this flier for places to go, things to do and program resources you can use in planning your next outdoor adventure!

Make your voice heard! Join OGAB!

The Older Girl Advisory Board (OGAB) is seeking new members from all regions. OGAB is a group of 14 girls, grades 9-12, from across Colorado who participate in feedback on Older Girl programming statewide. We are looking for girls who are wanting to grow their leadership experience and turn their experience into action. Ready to apply? Start your application today! Applications and two reference letters are due by Sept. 18.  Questions? Contact  Emily Speck.

New section: Ask OGAB!

Ever wonder how other girls balance Girl Scouts and school? Want to know about other regions in the state? Have some burning questions to ask other Girl Scouts? The Older Girl Advisory Board is now accepting questions about Girl Scouts and life as an older Girl Scout. Send your questions at emily.speck@gscolorado.org and OGAB will respond to your post on the GSCO blog.

Dates to Remember

May 21: OAC Passports go on sale
OAC May Trailblazers (7th– 12 grade) Campout: Canoeing, Kayaking, Fishing and a campout at Cherry Creek State Park. Fee is $75/girl.

OAC June Explorers (6th grade) Campout: Whitewater rafting, horseback riding and a weekend camping at Cherry Creek State Park. Fee is $100/ girl.

Sept 18: Older Girl Advisory Board applications and references due.