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New Journeys for G.I.R.L.s

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How will you take the lead like a Girl Scout in the 2017-18 Girl Scout year? New Journeys for G.I.R.L.s (go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, leaders) of all ages can help you do just that– all while making your world a better place!

Girl Scouts of the USA will roll out seven new Journeys in myGS (Volunteer Toolkit) in July 2017. Each Journey (whether new or old) is topic-specific, includes hands-on activities, and incorporates Discover, Connect, and a Take Action project. Depending upon the content, some Journeys are shorter and some are longer. They are:

It’s Your World—Change It!

  • Available for purchase in council stores (adult guide and girl book) for Daisies- Ambassadors
  • On the myGS for Daisies only as part of a 15 meeting Year Plan

It’s Your Planet—Love It

  • Available for purchase in council stores (adult guide and girl book) for for Daisies- Ambassadors
  • On myGS for Daisy, Brownie, and Junior as part of a 15 meeting Year Plan

It’s Your Story—Tell It!

  • Available for purchase in council stores (adult guide and girl book) for for Daisies- Ambassadors
  • On the myGS for Daisy, Brownie, and Junior as part of a 15 meeting Year Plan

Outdoor

  • Available on myGS for Brownie and Junior as nine sessions in total, which includes three outdoor badges plus three Take Action meetings and is part of a 15 meeting Year Plan.
  • Available on myGS for Daisies as six sessions in total, which includes two outdoor badges plus two Take Action meetings and is part of a 15 meeting Year Plan.
  • Available for Multi-level for Daisy/Brownie/Junior troops.
  • Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador will be available for Back to Troop as PDFs on myGS.

Think Like an Engineer

  • Available on myGS for Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Multi-level troops. The Journey is six sessions in total, including three Take Action meetings, and is part of a 15 meeting Year Plan.

Think Like a Programmer

  • Available on myGS for Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Multi-level troops. The Journey is six sessions in total, including three Take Action meetings, and is part of a 15 meeting Year Plan.

Think Like a Citizen Scientist

  • Available on myGS for Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Multi-level troops. The Journey is six sessions in total, including three Take Action meetings, and is part of a 15 meeting Year Plan.

Haven’t renewed your membership yet? What are waiting for? Early Bird registration is now open. Any girl renewed by June 15, 2017 will receive a free Early Bird patch. Any troop that has completed the Annual Troop Report for this membership year and has two Troop Leadership Team members renewed by June 15 will receive a $25 credit to the Girl Scouts of Colorado Shop. Renew today: http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/for-volunteers/membership-promos.html

NEW-High Adventure Troop Camp, for adventure loving Girl Scouts!

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On the outdoor program team, we have been working to create new programs for Summer 2016. Two that I am especially excited to share with you today are perfect the girl or troop who loves adventure, the outdoors and camping!

The first is the Horse Adventure Trip, July 24th– 30th. On this trip, girls entering 7th grade and older will take a 3 day, 2 night horse pack trip into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, camping at a beautiful lake. Participants will then spend three days at a working cattle ranch practicing their horse and ranching skills, as well as a full day of whitewater rafting on the Arkansas river. Girls can sign up for this trip as an individual, and if they have a friend who is a fellow horse lover but not a Girl Scout- that is okay too, no previous Girl Scout experience necessary!

The second new program I can’t wait to tell you about is our new Meadow Mountain Ranch High Adventure Troop Camp. On this trip, a troop and their one or two of their leaders will have a mountain adventure on a three day, two night backpacking trip into Rocky Mountain National Park. Like the outdoors, but not sure you could plan a backpacking trip on your own? Then this trip is perfect for you and your troop! Our trained Girl Scout staff takes care of all the planning, meals, and even most of your camping gear. We offer one weekend in June, one in July and one in September of this chance to adventure in the mountains.

Interested in either of these awesome outdoor adventure trips? Contact Outdoor Volunteer Programs Manger Anna Danila, anna.danila@gscolorado.org.

Register Now for Summer Camps!

This was written by Anna Danila, Outdoor Volunteer Programs Manager. Anna oversees volunteer-led programs in the outdoors.

New Camp Sessions – Opening on 1/19/16 at 9am

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Camp registration has been open since December. Register now for an open session. These sessions will be added on 1/19/16 at 9am! Every year after camp registration opens, camp directors work to maximize spaces in sessions that sell well. Learn about our entire slate of camp sessions here. Here are the new sessions:

Day Camp

DC0481 Babysitting Boot Camp: 6/20-24,  Cadette – Ambassador, Denver area. The American Red Cross is the nation’s leader in babysitter training and will prepare you to be the best sitter in your neighborhood. Eight in ten surveyed parents said they would pay more for a trained babysitter who is certified by the American Red Cross. Start your babysitting business on the right foot and learn how to be a safe, professional & reliable sitter.  You’ll learn about children’s ages and stages of development, how to hold and feed infants, & how to change diapers. You’ll learn pediatric rescue breathing, CPR, first aid, & business savvy.  You’ll also learn how to handle asthma, inhalers, allergic reactions & EpiPens, all while having fun at day camp! This camp is for girls ages 11-17. Must be 11 by the last day of camp.

DC036 Franktown Day Camp PAI 6/6-10: Cadette, Now Open for Program Aide Interns! Help campers become Super Heroes at a new Franktown Day Camp location!  They will learn how they already are a Super Hero and add more abilities to their Super Hero talents, including soaring with hawks and hiking with llamas. Located at Douglas County Open Space at Prairie Canyon Ranch, 2 miles SE of Castlewood Cyn at Franktown.

Troop Camp

TC03 MMR Troop Camp June 17-19 & TC038 MMR Troop Camp Adult Volunteer , Daisy – Adult-, Explore the wonders of Meadow Mountain Ranch in Allenspark at a Troop Camp. This troop camp offers tabin lodging, meals (Sun dinner – Tues. brunch + snacks), and activities: archery, hiking, teambuildilng, outdoor cooking, campfires and more! Programming is led by GSCO staff, and troops are supervised by their leaders. The 2 Adults meeting Safety Activity Checkpoints are free. Each troop must have an adult who has completed Overnight Training and an adult who is CPR and First Aid Certified. NOTE: This camp needs 25 girls registered by 5/19/16 to run. Register through CampInTouch;  Questions? Contact Outdoor Volunteer Programs Manager, anna.danila@gscolorado.org.

Trip & Travel

TT01 Colorado Horseback Adventure 7/24-30, Cadette – Ambassador (now accepting girls ages 12+)! This amazing trip offers a little bit of everything for the horse lover and girl who loves advenure. We will start at Sky High ranch where we can get to know each other and plan the week ahead. We’ll then travel to Bear Basin  Ranch outside of Westcliffe where the group will go on a 2 night 3 day horse pack trip into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, followed by 3 days at “cowgirl camp” where they will learn how to ranch, rope and ride as well as spend a day whitewater rafting! Pick up will be in Colorado Springs. Girls must be 12 or older. Register through GSCO with CampInTouch; Questions? Contact Outdoor Volunteer Programs Manger anna.danila@gscolorado.org.

Tomahawk Ranch Camps

TR08 Story Tellers 6/12-17, Cadette, Spaces Added! Become part of your favorite books and stories!! Are you an avid reader who loves reading works by new authors? This camp is for the girls who love a good story teller, and have an active imagination. We will step into some of your favorite books, making your stories come to life and exporing new ones. There will be time for general activities too.

TR185 Iron Chef TR 6/19-24, Cadette, Prepare yourself for this EPIC cooking competition!! Girls will learn outdoor cooking techniques and then battle other teams for the title of Team Master Chefs. The competitions will be filmed on GoPro’s and the drama will be shown at the end of the week. Your team will be challenged with secret ingredients and courses.  So now Tomahawk, with an open heart and an empty stomach, I say to you in the words of Obi Joe: Allez cuisine!

TR405 The Dark Side 7/10-21, Cadette, In a land far far away…while the rest of camp is in the light, you will experience camp in the dark! Take over camp at night by learning the secrets of our universe.  Stay up with the stars and sleep in late. Create your own lightsaber and master Darth mind tricks! There will be time for general camp activities too!!

Sky High Ranch Camps

SH02 Anchors Away 6/12-17, Junior, (Stand up Paddle Boards have been added) – Are you crazy about boats? Travel offsite to nearby lakes and to kayak and sail, paddle board and swim! Build your own boat and race in the second annual Sky High Cardboard Regatta! There will be time for general activities too. This camp does not include a zip line.

SH155 Night Ninjas  6/19-24, Junior, Our night ninjas are known for their camp stealth and adventure! Try your hand at Glow in the Dark Archery, Sleep-in Breakfasts, and Star Gazing.  “You didn’t see anything…!” There will be time for general activities too. This camp does not include zip line.

SH16 Boatload of Fun (Standup Paddle Boarding added!)  6/19-24, Cadette, Get ready to sample all types of boats – kayaks and canoes to stand up paddle boards! Weather permitting, groups will boat everyday and take a day-trip to practice their skills. Lounging lake-side and swimming are a must! There will be time for general activities too. This camp does not include a zip line.

SH23 6/26-7/1 & SH60 7/24-29 Canoe Crazy, Junior, (Standup Paddle Boarding added!) – Are you crazy about boating? Travel offsite to nearby lakes to try kayaking, sailing stand up paddle board and swimming! Build your own boat and race in the second annual Sky High Cardboard Regatta! There will be time for general activities too. This camp does not include a zip line.

SH535 District 14 7/17-22, Cadette, Ensure that the odds are in your favor by honing your archery skills and learning new ones, such as canoeing and ziplining! A night under the stars will increase your odds of becoming a victor. Participants must be at least 60 lbs to ensure they do not get stuck mid-zip.

The following sessions are cancelled due to lack of interest:
SH15 InTents
SH53 Boating Assistant
TC034 MMR High Adventure Troop Camp – GoPro
TC038 MMR High Adventure Troop Camp – GoPro – adult
TR18 Novel Idea
TR40 Deep Blue Sea

Travel the world with Girl Scout Destinations: Deadline for Round One applications extended to Nov. 30

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Are you interested in traveling? Maybe you have always wanted to surf in Costa Rica or kiss the Blarney Stone in Ireland? With Girl Scout Destinations you can see the world while meeting fellow Girl Scouts and experiencing a once in a life time adventure!

Destinations are Girl Scout sponsored travel programs that are open to individual Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Girls apply individually and scholarships are available. The Rae Ann and Richard E. Dougherty Look Wider International Travel Fund is one of them.

An application and full list of trips can be found here: http://forgirls.girlscouts.org/travel/take-a-trip/destinations/

To apply, visit the Girl Scouts Destinations website and download the PDF application. Email the application and two completed reference forms to Anna Danila, Girl Scouts of Colorado Travel Representative, by November 30, 2015.

The 2016 Destination Application Timeline is as follows:

November 30, 2015:**New extended deadline!** Round One Applications are due to Anna Danila at Girl Scouts of Colorado. GSCO will review and send applications to trip sponsors.

January 11: All Round One Applicants are notified of their approval status.

January 29: Accepted Round One Applicants must pay a deposit to hold their place on the trip.

February 12: Round Two applications are due to Girl Scouts of Colorado. GSCO will review and send applications to trip sponsors.

March 4: Accepted Round Two Applicants are notified of their approval status and must pay a deposit by March 20, 2016 to hold their place on the trip.

 

Earning your Gold Award: How to get started

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Attention all 8th grade Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, Troop Leaders and parents in the Denver metro-area. If you (or your girl) is thinking about going for her Gold Award, don’t miss Gold Award Training on Saturday, April 18, 2015! This is a free training that is mandatory for Seniors and Ambassadors, who plan to submit a Gold Award proposal within 6-12 months.  Supporting adults are strongly encouraged to attend as well. The training starts at 9:00 a.m. and will be held at Waterstone Community Church in Littleton.

Register online HERE!

View on our activity finder HERE!

You may be asking yourself . . . What is the Gold Award? Why would I want to go for the Gold? Should I encourage the girls in my troop to go Gold?

The Gold Award training will answer all of these questions and more! At training you will learn about the benefits of earning your Gold Award, the steps you must take from beginning to end, how you will work with a Gold Award mentor, and get any and all of your questions answered.  Girls and adults will participate in different trainings, concurrently, which will provide valuable information to make your Gold Award experience successful.

 

You can also check out these awesome resources online:

 

 

If you have specific questions about the Gold Award feel free to contact your regional staff contact.

 

Use Cookie Credits for Meadow Mountain Ranch Core Camps!

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Meadow Mountain Ranch (MMR) Core Camp is a special time in the mountains with your Girl Scout troop, and registration is open now!  Cookie Credits can be used to pay for this camp, and there is still time in the cookie sale to boost money that you and your troop earn to pay for this camp.

PLACE: Meadow Mountain Ranch, Allenspark

SESSION 1:  Friday, July 24 – Monday, July 27
SESSION 2: Monday, July 27 – Thursday, July 30

COST:  $115.00 per girl; $70.00 per adult or certified Program Aide (PA)

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Core Camp is a volunteer-led camp, and registers through the dedicated volunteers who lead it.  Registration is simple, and fees do not have to be paid until after school is out.  Fill out a registration form with the age level, troop number, town, email address, names of girls and adults and get it in to save your place.

To register or for questions, email Linda Robinson, volunteer registrar at meadowmountaincorecamp@gmail.com  She will send you forms and answer any of your questions.

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In addition to Cookie Credits, there is also be some independent financial aid awarded to girls on a first-come-first-served basis.  Email your interest in financial aid to Linda Robinson as well.

Core camp is open to Brownies through Ambassadors, and all overnight camping rules apply to this event.  Our caring volunteers will help you plan and assist with activities you would like at camp.  Volunteers will be available to help provide required adult coverage if that is needed.

If you would like someone to come to your troop or service unit meeting to share about Core Camp, please contact Penny Roberts at proberts@larimer.org or by phone evenings at 970 586 1775.

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MMR is a beautiful 200-acre Girl Scout camp with a rich history and nearly unlimited opportunities for fun, relaxation, and comradery in the Colorado high country.  We guarantee you’ll have memories and new friends to take back to the city with you, and that you will want more and more of this type of grand outdoor experience.

Alpine 4.0 7/5 to 7/16 – Tomahawk Ranch’s Premier Travel Adventure!

Wind swept planes, thick pine forests, crystal clear lakes and desert badlands, all this and much more await you (Senior and Cadette level Girl Scouts) on Tomahawk Ranch’s Alpine 4.0 trip to South Dakota this summer.  This is a 12-day camp that is full of adventure and fun as you make new friends and hang out with old ones too!

White water raft down the might North Platte River and enjoy a cooling dip, try your hand at rock climbing in Custer State Park, summit a mountain and take in the view, visit many of the monuments and museums South Dakota has to offer.  If the sun gets to bright take a tour by candlelight of the second largest cave system in the world.  You will back through the stunning Badlands National Park and see why the Lakota named it “mako sica.”  On the way home you will have a chance to relax with a dip in a natural hot spring, and sleep next to the lake on a real sandy beach.  Before returning to Tomahawk, stop off for a fun dinner with the new friends you have made.  After returning to the Ranch, there will be time for archery, visiting the farm, and other camp activities.  All after experiencing some of the most beautiful places on Earth. Click here when choosing the best rock climbing shoes. To help you choose the best ones.

Use this link to sign up for camp now!

Girl Scout Voices Satisfaction Survey

Please complete the “Making Girl Scouts Even Better” survey and you will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card! You must complete this survey to be registered to win. The survey results will help us understand how Girl Scouting is benefiting you and girls like you. Your input will tell us how we can make your experiences even better. That means that your answers are very important to the success of Girl Scouting!

To complete the survey, simply click the links below or copy and paste the link into your web browser to take the survey. If you completed the Girl Scout Voices Registration earlier this year, you should have received an email with a link for your age level. Check your email for the reminders. Although the survey is anonymous, using the link from your email will ensure you’re entered in the drawing to win the gift card!

Here are some important details about this Girl Scout Survey:

• Your survey answers will be for research purposes only and confidentiality will be protected throughout the entire project, and you will never be identified in any publication, written or spoken.

• Deciding to take the survey is completely up to you. You may stop at any time. You may choose not to answer any questions you do not want to answer.

• The results of this survey are only for the use of Girl Scouts of Colorado and Girl Scouts of the USA. That means you will not receive any sales or marketing contacts as a result of your participation. We sincerely hope that you will participate in this survey. Thank you so much for participating!

 

The survey is only open until July 18 – so share your voice with us today!

To be eligible to win the Amazon Gift Card, girls first need to go onto Girl Scout Voices and register (if they aren’t already). Because our survey is anonymous, you need to enter your contact info separate from the survey questions, then, all we’ll see is that you completed it!  www.girlscoutvoices.org  

Anonymous Survey Links:

Daisy: http://girlscoutsusa.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eYjSP6vFFRsvQP3

Brownie: http://girlscoutsusa.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2tNmugQYn54XsWh

Junior: http://girlscoutsusa.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9oE7Y8lIKAPWFNP

Cadette: http://girlscoutsusa.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eKuQx9uW7XZdn81

Senior: http://girlscoutsusa.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cHfVJT8yJ0JWN8x

Ambassador: http://girlscoutsusa.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cT24c3WLQxDXc7X

Reach for the Peak – Calling Cadette / Senior / Ambassador Troops!

CALLING ALL CADETTE / SENIOR / AMBASSADOR TROOPS!!!!

IT’S TIME TO SIGN UP FOR OUR OUTDOORS SKILLS COMPETITION.

  • Don’t know much about the competition? Come learn more at our Tickler at Sky High Ranch on June 1st. Register online for the tickler. http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/events/1300
  • Reach for the Peak has early bird Registration. Register by May 31st and get a discount.
  • Would you like to contribute to your experience at Reach for the Peak? There is a competition for each Cadette/Senior/Ambassador to design the T-Shirt for this year.

Need more info?

-Email haley.peel@gscoloardo.org (subject RftP)

-Register online!

-Visit our website!

-Like us on FACEBOOK: Reach for the Peak