Tag Archives: Pikes Peak

Power of cookie

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program can pay off. Earlier this month, girls from Troop 70720 got to go to Great Wolf Lodge in Colorado Springs because of all their hard work in February and March of 2018. They had to wait awhile, but it was worth it. It was a blast with their indoor water park and various activities.

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Pikes Peak Derby Dames welcomes Girl Scouts

Pikes Peak Derby Dames welcomed Girl Scouts for Girl Scout Night with the Killer Queens. More than 100 parents and girls from Colorado Springs and Pueblo attended. The girls received a special patch, special seating, and time with the Derby Dames after the game. The girls were very excited to meet the ladies and had a chance to see another sport they could participate in.

Celebrate the holidays across Colorado with the Moscow Ballet’s Nutcracker

Christmas is coming and so is the one and only Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. Presenting world class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, Russian snow maidens, and jubilant nesting dolls, Great Russian Nutcracker brings the Christmas spirit to life for all ages. “Kids wide-eyed with delight!” says the New York Times. Experience the Dove of Peace Tour, spreading goodwill in more than 100 cities across North America. Get seats now for the whole family and make memories for a lifetime at Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker!

Colorado Springs

Monday, November 12, 2018

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2018/great_russian_nutcra.html

Denver

Friday, December 7

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2018/moscow_ballet_s_grea.html

Grand Junction

Monday, December 10

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2018/moscow_ballet_s_grea_1928500668.html

Reserve your tickets now before performances are sold out!

Girls learn “Secrets to Success” from Colorado Springs businesswomen

More than 75 girls in grades 6-12 from along the Front Range had the unique opportunity to connect with Colorado Springs area professional women in a speed-dating format, panel discussion, and networking lunch.  Secrets to Success was held in the Pikes Peak region on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

Secrets to Success, presented by AT&T and powered by Girl Scouts of Colorado, introduced girls to more than 20 professional women! Breakout sessions went deeper into career options including skilled trades, education, STEM, public service, healthcare, and entrepreneurship. 2008 Olympic Weightlifter Carissa Gump gave the keynote speech.

Special thanks to event sponsors: El Pomar Foundation, GE Johnson, Newmont Mining, Ent Credit Union, Garden of the Gods Collection, Nor’wood Development Group, Union Pacific Foundation, and the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Three best friends

Submitted by Jennifer Atkins

Pikes Peak

Falcon

We are three second grade Girl Scout Brownies. We have been best friends and Girl Scout sisters since Daisies. We are a very active troop who loves to explore our state!

Girl Scouts has helped us in our confidence. We were all pretty shy until we started Girl Scouts and have experienced many different social situations we might not have otherwise. We are super top cookie sellers and have no problem approaching people when selling. Our troop has 12 Daisies that look up to us as leaders as well. We are a goofy bunch of girls that love to have fun and try new things!

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Girl Scouts get hands-on construction experience

Girl Scouts of Colorado partnered with GE Johnson Construction Company in Colorado Springs to have Careers in Construction day on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Held at GE Johnson’s logistics site, 68 Girl Scouts were treated by staff of the construction company, who volunteered for the day to help the girls. Girls came from all over the state to learn some basic understanding of construction (such needing math skills to know how much materials cost and how much to purchase), as well as get hands-on experience with power and hand tools. Girl Scouts donned pink hard-hats, work gloves, and safety glasses, all requirements to participate.

The girls built Little Libraries, which were then raffled off to the troops that were represented at the event. These were not just any Little Libraries. The ones the girls built included a six-foot-long reading bench with a book box that could hold at least a dozen books and a flower planter on top! The Little Libraries will be installed by the girls and their troops in their communities.

After spending the morning building their Little Libraries, the staff at GE Johnson took the Girl Scouts on an exclusive tour of a very important project in Colorado Springs, the Olympic Museum. It was a great opportunity for the girls to see how the structure was being built and understand why certain features were added to the building. GE Johnson also provided time for the girls to see big vehicles used in the construction trades, including a very cool robotic “tamper” that girls took turns operating.

Stella Hodgkins, Project Manager at GE Johnson, said she was thrilled to put the project together because there are so many opportunities for girls in construction that she wanted to highlight. It is her hope that some girls would seriously consider construction skills trades as a vocation.

The overwhelming response to the day was positive – girls were tired and felt rewarded. Some commented they never would have tried a power drill or other power tools if it hadn’t been for this event. Others were surprised at how much math they had to know. The adults and parents attending were very impressed by the thoroughness of the lessons taught that day, and the opportunities it gave the girls.

Girl Scouts of Colorado gives a huge shout-out to GE Johnson for the awesome day they gave girls!

Troop 43810 participates in Creek Week

Submitted by Jody Clair

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Some of our troop turned Creek Week clean-up into a family event. Parents and siblings joined their Girl Scouts for two-hours of clean-up. Even though we didn’t get a creek location, rainwater still falls everywhere and trails needed our help also! They got tons of stuff cleared out. Great job families! We even had multi-generations of Girl Scouts participate.

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Travel opportunities: GSUSA Convention in Florida and Panama

Submitted by Jody Clair

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Our troop is planning a trip to Florida in October of 2020 to include the Girl Scouts of the USA’s National Convention, along with other fun stuff, such as a visit with Mickey and Harry Potter! You must have completed fifth grade to attend.

A Panama trip is also being planned for those who will be in sixth – twelfth grade. As soon as I have a new date in 2020, I will let you know ASAP!This will include Panama City and learning about the locks and channel as well as working with the Floating Doctors!

At this time, these are Girl Scout trips and I will only be taking names for adults on a first come, first travel basis based on the need for ratios. They are not family trips.

To be added to my email list for either of these trips or if you would like to ask further questions, please email girlscoutjody@gmail.com the following:

  • Girl Scout name
  • Grade now
  • Adult contact email

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Girl Scout Day with Air Force Volleyball

Girl Scout Day with Air Force Volleyball is Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 1 p.m. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Cheer on the Falcons as they take on San Diego State. The match starts at  1 p.m. in the Cadet East Gym at the Air Force Academy and doors will open at 11:30 a.m.

Tickets are $7 for everyone who would like to attend, including Girl Scouts, families, friends, etc. The ticket will also include pizza and drinks before the game, as well as autographed posters from the team and a team meet-and-greet.

Tickets can be reserved at https://aftickets.com/online/article/teamofgame. Payment will be collected at the match (cash preferred).

Location name and address:

Cadet Gymnasium U.S. Air Force Academy

U.S. Air Force Academy, CO 80840

Cave of the Winds Sleepover 2018

Submitted by Sheila Durnil

Northern & Northeastern CO

Berthoud

Three Cadettes from Troop 74087 took part in one of the four sleepover nights at Cave of the Winds in Manitou Springs on August 24, 2018. The Cadettes conquered the Windwalker Challenge. Two of the girls fearlessly climbed and conquered every level and the other girl conquered her fear of heights and made it through the first level! Her chaperones also conquered their fear of heights and joined her in celebration.

Other fun activities included the Bat-a-Pult, laser show, Stalactite Slide, and Bat Room/Maze. Beautiful rocks and fun crystals were found during the sluicing time. The cave tour was dark, damp, and dusty. The cave’s atmosphere can throw a curveball at you, such as aggravating allergies (dust, mold, mildew), claustrophobia (damp, dark, tight places), and lack of proper wardrobe preparation can lead to wardrobe malfunctions (wear a belt or expect a full moon!) The Cadettes learned about the history and saw the giant’s nostril, the butter churn natural formations in the cave and the dangerous possibilities of the cave’s crystal formations. Expect to get muddy!

Following the movie, Wall-E, the Cadettes and chaperones slept in their sleeping bags in the cave (we recommend finding your spot early and air mattresses or lawn chaises!!!) and woke up to quickly pack up to head home.

The Cadettes can’t wait to share their experience with the other Cadettes and their friends to encourage them to check out the caves. The conquerors decided they are going to continue to work on their fear of heights and encourage others to face their fears, too.

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