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Sailing and Paddling Day for older girls at Cherry Creek Reservoir

Submitted by Kristy Miller

Metro Denver


Come join Troop 972 on July 25, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. for Sailing and Paddling Day, an older girl event (Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors), which will include sailing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding at Cherry Creek Reservoir. Bring a sack lunch, water bottle, closed-toed water shoes, sunscreen, towel. If you have your own life jacket, please feel free to bring it. Otherwise, one will be provided for you.

This is not a money earning activity. The total goes towards putting on the event. The cost is $65 per girl for the day. Although this is not inexpensive, the research I have done in trying to set this up for my own troop backs this up as a good deal. I hope the girls can have an enjoyable day on the water and spend some time getting to know each other.

We can take up to 10 more girls in addition to my five rising Ambassadors, but I need RSVP’s by July 11 to ensure that we have the proper amount of staff. If you have any questions, please feel free to call (860) 593 – 6868 or e-mail (kristy@miller-rascals.net) me. Looking forward to see you there!


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Longmont girls tackle the Paddling Badge

Submitted by Sharon Manning


Northern and Northeastern Colorado

Girls from troops 73488 and 70710 came together on October 4th, to tackle the new Senior Outdoor Paddling badge. Cool weather and clouds were not a deterrent to the girls learning something new and having fun.

Dawn Wildes, owner of Growing a Branches Yoga and certified Paddleboard Yoga Instructor, provided instructions on water safety, paddleboard safety and paddleboard technique at McIntosh Lake in Longmont. Afterwards the girls had the opportunity to try out several different paddleboards and kayaks. The paddle board they liked the most was the inflatable one. If you want to check out what is the difference between a regular paddle board and an inflatable one – this comparison of inflatable sups should work good. Otherwise read inflatable paddle board reviews and see what other people say about their experience.

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