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Girl Scouts Get Outdoors Challenge

Submitted by Marie Merrill-Exton

Southwestern CO

Pagosa Springs

How are you spending your fall?

Sage from Pagosa Springs is taking on the Girl Scouts Get Outdoors Challenge. Sage has visited a Colorado state park, helped harvest corn from the garden, learned about and explored the fall leaf colors, and visited a national wildlife refuge. Sage said, “it’s a really fun way to stay connected to Girl Scouts and get outdoors”.

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.

Earning the “Diverse. Inclusive. Together.” patch

Submitted by Emma

Metro Denver

Highlands Ranch

Hello. My name is Emma, and I am a Girl Scout Junior from Troop 65430. I worked on the “Diverse. Inclusive. Together.” patch with my family. Although we talk about diversity and inclusivity a lot at home, I learned a lot about unconscious biases that we all have, and how it can negatively impact all aspects of life from our relationships to what we read in books.

To me, the big picture is that we are all different. Whether people look different than us or they have different beliefs, everyone deserves respect. It doesn’t matter where you come from or what you like, in the end it comes down to how you act and how you treat people. Every single person has something extraordinary to offer, and we should celebrate our differences and not let our differences divide us.

By earning this patch, I have learned so much. I have discovered that everyone is special in their own way, and everyone should have an opportunity to be seen and heard.

This has been a truly meaningful experience.

Girl Scouts of Colorado is proud to unveil ways for everyone, not just girls or Girl Scouts, to develop an appreciation for the rich diversity of various cultures in their community and around the world. Learn more.

Girl Scouts of Colorado Unveils New Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programming

Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO) is proud to unveil ways for everyone, not just girls or Girl Scouts, to develop an appreciation for the rich diversity of various cultures in their community and around the world.

GSCO is partnering with Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Mountain College, Denver Public Schools, and Denver7 on a new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion patch program, adapted from a program developed by our Girl Scout sisters in Minneapolis. The program is designed to help participants start the conversation about race and racism by learning to appreciate diversity and honor and celebrate differences. Grant funding will provide FREE patches to the first 750 Girl Scouts of Colorado girl members who complete all activity and reporting requirements. Use this online form* to request your patch.

In addition, “Conversation Starters: Let’s Talk Differences” virtual roundtables on July 30 and August 13 will give families the tools they need to begin talking about issues related to race and racism. Both parents and children will deepen their understanding and respect for people who may be different from them and learn how to better relate to others. RSVP now for the Conversation Starters and submit your questions for our experts.

* Please note – Free patches are for current Colorado Girl Scouts only who have fully completed the patch program. The form must be completed once for each individual Girl Scout. Non-Girl Scouts can fill out this online form to let us know they have completed the program, receive their digital patch, and/or order a physical patch.

Questions? Email inquiry@gscolorado.org.


Girl Scouts of Colorado Presenta Nueva Programación de Diversidad, Equidad, e Inclusión

Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO) está muy orgulloso en presentar maneras para que todos, no solamente las niñas o Girl Scouts, podamos desarrollar una apreciación para la diversidad de las varias culturas en sus comunidades y alrededor del mundo.

GSCO se está asociando con el Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Mountain College, Denver Public Schools, y Denver7 en nuestro nuevo programa de parches de Diversidad, Equidad, e Inclusión, que fue adaptado de un programa desarrollado por nuestras hermanas Girl Scouts de Minneapolis. El programa es diseñado para ayudar a los participantes a empezar la conversación sobre la raza y el racismo al aprender como apreciar la diversidad y honrar y celebrar las diferencias. El uso de subvenciones ayudara a proveer los parches GRATIS a las primeras 750 niñas miembros de Girl Scouts of Colorado que completan todas las actividades y entregan los requisitos. Use esta forma en línea* para pedir su parche.

además, tendremos mesas de discusión virtuales llamadas “Conversation Starter: Let’s Talk DIfferences” el 30 de julio y el 13 de agosto que darán a familias las herramientas que necesitan para empezar a platicar de los temas relacionados con la raza y el racismo. Tanto los padres como a los hijos profundizaran su entendimiento y el respeto hacia la gente que es diferente de ellos y aprenderán como relacionarse mejor a otros. De su RSVP ahora para esas platicas “Conversation Starters” y entregue sus preguntas a nuestros expertos.

* Por favor tome note – Los parches gratis solamente son para las niñas con membrecía en Girl Scouts de Colorado que han completado este programa de parches. La forma se tiene que completar una vez para cada Girl Scout individual. Los que no son Girl Scouts pueden llenar esta forma en línea para dejarnos saber que han completado este programa, recibir su parche digital, y/o ordenar un parche físico.

¿Preguntas? Mande un correo electrónico a inquiry@gscolorado.org.

Earning the Healthy at Home Patch

GSCO Media Star Maddie in Grand Junction earned the Healthy at Home patch! She made this video to tell you how she did it.

Healthy at Home Transcript

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 Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge Patch

Summer is the perfect time to get outdoors safely while social distancing! While you’re at it, join the Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge. You’ll enjoy nature, channel your creativity, learn fun new things, and EARN A COOL PATCH. If you are unable to complete an activity due to social distancing guidelines, you can find an alternative. Take a virtual tour of a park online, gaze out of a window, or look through family photos of outdoor adventures. Drawing a picture works too!

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Check out the activities. Learn more about the Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge patch here: https://www.girlscouts.org/content/dam/girlscouts-gsusa/forms-and-documents/at_home/GSlovesOutdoors_Woorksheet_v5.pdf
  2. Nominate someone. We may be distanced, but we’re certainly not distant! This challenge is a great way to connect with your fellow Girl Scout sisters and invite your non-Girl Scout besties to join in the fun! Nominate someone to take the challenge with you.
  3. Be prepared. As Girl Scouts, we know the importance of being prepared! If you’re venturing to a local park or hiking trail, first make sure they’re open. Pack sunscreen, bug repellant, snacks, protective gear (sunglasses, hat), and water!
  4. Get your patch. Remember, you don’t have to do all 51 suggested activities to earn your snazzy new patch! Complete the required number of activities based on your grade level.

Don’t rush! The Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge doesn’t end until Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend, September 12–13, 2020. This means you have plenty of time to select the activities you’re most interested in and complete them at your own pace.

As you earn this patch, be sure to share your photos and videos with GSCO on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and here on the blog. Twitter and Instagram users should also use #GSColo and #gsoutdoors.

The Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge is possible thanks to Johnson & Johnson. Johnson & Johnson has been championing women and giving them the tools, resources, and opportunities to succeed at work and at home since its founding more than 130 years ago. Johnson & Johnson’s generous support of the Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors prepares girls to experiment, explore their environment, and push boundaries in healthy ways, all while learning how they can improve the world through STEM.

Head to the GSCO website to find more links to practice your outdoor skills, work on outdoor badges, get outside with your family, and spend time in the great outdoors this summer.

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.

Get your Global Action Days patch: Celebrate World Environment Day

Update: This opportunity is for Colorado Girl Scouts ONLY.

We are excited to announce that Girl Scouts who participate in the Global Action Team’s World Environment Day 2020 celebration will receive their Global Action Days patch in the mail in June at no cost!

Girl Scouts earn their Global Action Days patch by celebrating three Global Action Days (not including World Thinking Day). Learn about all nine Global Action Days using the Global Action Days Toolkit: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/dam/girlscoutsofcolorado/documents/globalactiondaystoolkit_final_aug2018.pdf

Register NOW to participate in the World Environment Day at-home program, May 31 – June 5, 2020: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/celebrate_world_envi.html

REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY, MAY 29.

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.

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.