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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.

How to assemble the perfect cook kit

Girl Scouts love getting outdoors and camping with their troop! There are so many amazing places to explore in Colorado and getting the right gear to have a great time outside doesn’t have to be expensive. Here we share some ideas for what to pack in a car camping cook kit and where you can find these items for free or cheap!

Items to consider including in your cook kit:

Food Prep

  • Cutting board
  • Mixing bowls
  • Cutting knives
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Can opener
  • Rubber spatula
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Whisk
  • Cheese shredder

Cooking

  • Pots
  • Pans
  • Dutch ovens and cast iron pans
  • Potholders/oven mitts
  • Spatula
  • Tongs
  • Colander (strainer)
  • Mixing spoons/spaghetti spoons
  • Spices
  • Cooking oil
  • Lighter

Serving and eating

  • Plates and bowls (reusable food storage and Tupperware is also a great substitute)
  • Cups and/or mugs
  • Forks, spoons, and knives
  • Big serving spoons and ladles

Cleaning

  • Garbage bags
  • Paper towels/dish rags
  • Sponges and pot scrubbers
  • Dish soap
  • Bleach
  • Strainer for catching food scraps from wash bins
  • Wash bins for dishes
  • Rubber spatula scraper

Food Storage

  • Aluminum foil
  • Resealable bags

Where to find all the above:

  • Dollar stores: Dollar stores are a great place to look for utensils, plates, bowls, measuring cups, dish pans, sponges, and more!
  • Thrift stores: Goodwill and other thrift stores always have a selection of pots, pans, plates, bowls, and other utensils in good condition.
  • Your home – with permission: If you have any extra or unwanted versions of these items at home, ask if you can use them for your cook kit.

Need more gear for your campout? We have camp stoves, Dutch ovens, tents, and more available for rent! Reserve gear from GSCO by following this link: http://girlscoutsofcolorado.checkfront.com/reserve/

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.

2018-2019 Outdoor Program events

Now that summer’s over, we hope you aren’t getting the no-camp blues! In case you are, don’t fear, the GSCO Outdoor Program team has events happening all year for all Girl Scouts! Check out our list of events and bookmark this page to keep these events on your calendar throughout the year.

Sky High Ranch Open House 

Date: 3/9/19

Location: Sky High Ranch, Woodland Park

Who’s it for: Anyone who wants to visit Sky High Ranch and learn more about overnight camp Cost: Free

Check out Sky High Ranch at one of our Open House events this spring! Tour the property with one of our knowledgeable staff, learn about our summer program and what kinds of activities we have, and let us answer any questions you may have about summer camp. Our open houses are a great way to help your camper prepare for camp, and you too! Let’s bring on summer!

Outdoor Adventure Club Trailblazers Snow Mountain Ranch 

Dates: 3/16/19 – 3/17/19

Location: Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby

Who’s it for: Girls in 7th to 12th grade who’ve always wanted to dogsled

Cost: $115/girl, Free for Trailblazers Passport Holders

Our entire group will go dogsledding and cross-country skiing on wintery trails. In the evening we will have a group pool party and roller skating night. Everyone loved this event last year so much, we are doing it again!

Outdoor Adventure Club Explorers Keystone Science School Snow Spectacular 

Dates: 3/30/19 – 3/31/19

Location: Keystone Science School, Keystone

Program Level: Cadette (6th grade)

Cost: $110/girl, Free for Explorers Passport Holders

We have partnered with Keystone Science School for a weekend of play in the snowy mountains! You’ll cross-country ski, snowshoe, use an astronomy telescope and compete in a winter Olympics challenge.

Tomahawk Ranch Troop Camp (Link to come!)

Dates: 4/26/19 – 4/28/19

Location: Tomahawk Ranch, Bailey

Who’s it for: Troops looking to strengthen their bond, program level requirements to come

Cost: TBA

More information will be released shortly on this amazing weekend of fun!

Sky High Ranch April Open House 

Date: 4/28/19

Location: Sky High Ranch, Woodland Park

Who’s it for: Anyone who wants to visit Sky High Ranch, all ages are welcome!

Cost: Free

Check out Sky High Ranch at one of our Open House events this spring! Tour the property with one of our knowledgeable staff, learn about our summer program and what kinds of activities we have, and let us answer any questions you may have about summer camp. Our open houses are a great way to help your camper prepare for camp, and you too! Let’s bring on summer!

Earn hours toward your Take Action badge by helping GSCO

GSCO’s Denver office is looking for eager troops or girls to help with their outdoor program gear. Volunteering can help you earn hours toward your Take Action Badge!

We need Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, or Ambassadors to meet us at the Denver office starting as soon as this weekend to help with the following tasks: 

  • Pitch tents and compile all working parts of the tents
  • Open pop-up canopies 
  • Take home cast iron, Dutch ovens, and cook kits to clean – then return to Denver office

Help will be on a first come, first served basis in gaining hours towards the Take Action Bar. 

Please contact Marissa Rooney, outdoor program coordinator, to set-up a time that works with you/your girls to help with these tasks.

Open to Junior, Cadette, Senior, or Ambassadors only.