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NEW Crocs Come As You Are Patch Program

 Girl Scouts of Colorado is proud to partner with Crocs to teach girls to Come As You Are™! Based in Niwot, Colorado, Crocs’ proclamation to the world is to be comfortable in your own shoes. Everyone is unique in their own way and at Crocs, we celebrate one-of-a-kinds and stand together with all kinds. This patch program teaches Girl Scouts to embrace who they are and accept others for who they are. Download the full activity booklet online.

Steps

  1. Get to know Crocs and their values.
  2. Get confidently comfortable with your idea of friendship.
  3. Get creative! Use your imaginative innovation to express your uniqueness.
  4. Spread the word!

Purpose

When I have completed this patch program, I will:

  • Be confidently comfortable in what makes me one-of-a-kind.
  • Understand what it means to be delightfully democratic and stand together with all different people.
  • Share what I have learned with other girls, family members, and my community.

Please contact the Girl Scouts of Colorado shop at retail@gscolorado.org to order your Come As You Are™ patch. Girl Scouts from across the country are also welcome to earn this special patch.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@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.

Earn the NEW Girl Scouting at Home patch

Bored at home? Not anymore! Girl Scouts of Colorado has a new patch program to keep you connected to Girl Scouts while giving you fun activities. This limited patch program is available for all program levels and must be completed by August 1, 2020.

To earn the patch, girls must complete these steps:

  • Complete a badge requirement. Badge requirements can be found on the badge explorer, but also check out the Girl Scouts of Colorado blog for ideas on how to complete badge requirements.
  • Connect virtually with a fellow Girl Scout. Reach out to your Girl Scout sisters to see what they are doing. You could even complete a badge requirement together!
  • Attend or listen to one of Girl Scouts of Colorado’s virtual events. Check out our events page for current offerings. Missed an opportunity? We will post recordings on the Girl Scouts of Colorado YouTube page. You can also find recordings from our “Meet An Expert…” series here.
  • Learn a Girl Scout song. There are tons of fun songs to learn! Use the Girl Scout Songs YouTube channel to learn the song AND dance!
  • Spread Girl Scout cheer. Get creative! Create some positive sidewalk chalk art, sing Girl Scout songs while walking around the neighborhood, participate in the Girl Scout letter-writing service project – the options are endless!

Once you have completed all of the steps, please fill out this patch request form and we will send you your patch! We also 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.

Questions? Email GirlExperience@gscolorado.org

GS at Home Patch Program

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.

Brownies sharpen their cyber skills while meeting virtually

Submitted by Lorell Duteil

Metro Denver

Lakewood

My troop completed several of the cybersecurity badges as Daisies, but now as Brownies, we have recently started using web-conferencing to hold our meetings and decided to refresh and grow our cyberdefense skills since so many activities have moved online due to COVID-19. We completed the castle activity and also talked about the layers of security on our computers and digital accounts! All the girls made pictures of the creative castle protections and showed them off over the web cam!

We are learning to be strong computer users and tech savvy leaders!

By completing this activity, the girls will earn this special cybersecurity patch. Learn how to earn yours.

Earning the Stand and Be Counted patch

Submitted by Jennifer M.

Northern & Northeastern CO

We filled out the 2020 Census online and talked about the family pledge. I helped my mom fill out the census and I pressed “submit.” It was fun to try to remember everyone’s middle names and birthdays. We sent out a Facebook post to remind people that the deadline is April 1. We also sent one to my troop band. It would be easy to forget since our daily routines have changed. This was so fun and I will remember it every ten years when a new census comes out.

Girl Scouts of Colorado is thrilled to launch our “Stand and Be Counted” patch in honor of the 2020 Census! Learn how to earn yours.

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.

Webinars with the U.S. Census Bureau

Join Girl Scouts of Colorado staff and a representative from the U.S. Census Bureau – Denver Region to learn all about the 2020 Census and its impact. Learn about the history of the Census, how this year’s Census is different, current response rate in Colorado, and more! We will also review the “Stand and Be Counted” patch program and will have time for an open Q&A.

Both webinars are open to anyone who is interested. Thursday, April 9, 2020 will be designed for K – fifth grade. Tuesday, April 14 will be designed for sixth – eighth  grade. Capacity is limited for each webinar. If capacity is met, we will schedule additional webinars.

We will use Zoom to host this webinar. All information on how to join online or via phone will be emailed to registrants the day before the webinar.

Register for April 9 (K – fifth grade):

https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/girl_scout_webinar_with_the_u_s_census_bureau_04_09_2020

Register for April 14 (sixth – eighth grade):

https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/girl_scout_webinar_with_the_u_s_census_bureau_04_14_2020

Questions? Email GSCO Community Partnerships Manager Aimee Artzer at aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

GSCO’s NEW “Stand and Be Counted” patch

Girl Scouts of Colorado is thrilled to launch our “Stand and Be Counted” patch in honor of the 2020 Census!

** Please note: The GSCO Stand and Be Counted patches are not yet available in the GSCO Shop. We will make an announcement when patches are available. You can also email retail@gscolorado.org to be added to the patch interest list. We will email the list directly when patches are available for purchase. **

Did you know that every ten years, the United States Census Bureau makes an effort to count every person living in the United States? This is called a census, and the very first U.S. Census was conducted in 1790– 229 years ago! Earn this patch to discover why we count everyone, what happens afterward, and how you can become involved.

Download the full patch booklet:

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/dam/girlscoutsofcolorado/documents/GSCO%20Stand%20and%20Be%20Counted%20Patch%20Booklet.pdf

Check out other GSCO patch programs online:

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/our-program/ways-to-participate/girl-scouting-at-home.html

Conference cookies

Submitted by Gracyn B.

Metro Denver

Aurora

Hi! I’m Gracy. I had a booth sale at my brother’s high school during parent teacher conferences. It was super snowy, so when business was slow, we invited the resource officer over to talk about our cookies. It was cool. His daughter was a Girl Scout for years, and he told us funny stories about all the cookies they sold together. He asked about our new cookie, Lemon-Ups. We talked about them, but I couldn’t sell him those because we did so well that we had already sold them all!

These Girl Scouts also earned the Uniform to Uniform patch! Learn how to earn yours: http://gscoblog.org/2020/01/uniform-to-uniform-patch-for-the-2020-girl-scout-cookie-program/ 

Girl Scout Engineering Day

The Society of Women Engineers at Colorado School of Mines is thrilled to invite Girl Scout Juniors to their annual Girl Scout Engineering Day on Saturday, November 2, 2019! At this event, Girl Scout Juniors will explore engineering and design and build simple machines. Activities will meet some requirements for the “Think Like an Engineer” Journey and “Mechanical Engineering: Crane” badge. The cost is $10/Girl Scout and includes an “Engineering Day” patch. Snacks will be provided, and dietary restrictions and allergies will be accommodated. Check-in starts at 8:15 a.m. and the event will start at 9 a.m.

All girls are asked to bring one canned food item for a fun engineering activity. All canned food will then be donated to Mines Blaster’s Basket after the event.

This is not a drop off event. All Girl Scouts must attend with troop leader, parent, or guardian. We strongly encourage girls to attend with their troop to help minimize adult attendance. Girl to adult ratios for events should be met.

Register online: https://commerce.cashnet.com/SWE_MEP. You may have to copy and paste the link into your browser. Individual registration must be completed for each Girl Scout.

Capacity is 225 Girl Scouts. Registration will close on October 26 OR when capacity is met.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

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Girl Scouts earn special patch from Colorado Classic®

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Some of the girls from Troop 70720 were excited about the Colorado Classic®  patch and wanted to earn it. The girls went on a 12-mile ride on the bike trails in town. About halfway, we got some rain and well, we all got pretty wet. The girls kept a cheerful attitude and smile on their faces though. Not all the girls regularly ride their bikes, but they all made strong efforts and completed the ride. The trails were lovely and before we turned around, we got to see a rainbow. Thanks GSCO for offering this fun opportunity!

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

Juniors earn cybersecurity patch

Submitted by Randi Bangerter

Metro Denver

Highlands Ranch

We learned sending a message on a computer network is very complicated. Even short messages must travel through many other computers and networks. They don’t just go to directly to their destination.

By completing this activity, the girls will earn this special cybersecurity patch. Learn how to earn yours.