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Girl Scouts take over Fiske Planetarium

Submitted by Rebecca “Zap” Lankford

Metro Denver

Broomfield

Troop 3572 of Broomfield hosted a scouts only event on Sunday, Oct. 29 at CU Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium. With the help of Claire, the presenter, and Spencer, the pilot, girls were shown a number of constellations and nebulae, went flying by the International Space Station, learned how to find the North Star, and floated in Saturn’s rings. The planetarium was almost full with 195 scouts and family members present. The ooohs, aaahhhs, and general excitement about space made for an exhilarating afternoon. The visit to the planetarium fulfills some of the requirements for badges for Cadettes and Seniors. Great job, girls!

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Journey weekend Dec. 1 – 3, 2017: Looking for partners

Submitted by Rebecca Lankford

Metro Denver

Broomfield

Hello leaders and older girls!

Our troop of Cadettes and soon-to-be Seniors are planning a weekend at Tomahawk Ranch to work on a journey. We would love to partner with some other Cadette and Senior troops for the planning so that we can all be successful in completing a journey and meet some new scouting friends.

We have not selected the journey yet, but we do have three cabins reserved. You can make your own food or purchase the food at the camp. If you make your own food, you will need to bring your own gear, plates, etc.

The only fees would be to cover the cost of the cabin and your food (which you either bring or you purchase from GSCO). This is not a money-earning activity for our troop, just an opportunity for the troop to work with other girls.

Our troop will take up the better part of one cabin. We need to cancel the reservation for the other two cabins two-months in advance, so the deadline to commit will be October 1.

If you are interested in working with us on a journey please contact us at troop53572@gmail.com.

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Are you ready to get wild? Expedition camp for Seniors & Ambassadors

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Seniors and Ambassadors, are you tired of the same old routine? Is the thought of another boring summer getting you down?  Tomahawk Ranch has the answer –  this summer take a walk on the wild side…Expedition Wild that is!

This summer campers have the chance to get out and experience varying landscapes that make up beautiful southwest Colorado.  Challenge yourself by climbing granite rock formations, raft through pristine white water on the Lower Animas River, or discover your inner cowgirl while riding horses at the famous Rapp Corral.

In addition to the fun and challenging adventures, there will be time for hiking and exploring historic Mesa Verde National Park and Canyon of the Ancients National Monument.  Can you unravel the secrets of the Anasazi? Or maybe try your hand at some amateur archaeology, all this and more await!

Camp in the gorgeous San Juan National Forest, a stone’s throw from Durango for part of your expedition.  The next leg of your adventure leads you to the amazing scenery of Great Sand Dunes National Park.  Explore the tallest sand dunes in North America, wade through cooling streams, and try your hand at the fun sport of Snow Sledding.

When your muscles are sore and feet tired, we will make our way to the healing waters of Pagosa Springs Hot Springs, for a rejuvenating swim and soak.  These healing waters have been soothing weary travelers for hundreds of years, come claim your place in the history of famous soakers.

After refreshing our bodies, we travel north to Eleven Mile Reservoir, where we will learn to fish and catch our dinner.  Tomahawk Ranch’s chef will be on hand to help cook meals, while camping out under the stars.  When you need a break from fishing from the shore, take a step onto a pontoon boat and relax as we cruise the reservoir.  All this and more await.

Don’t let summer be boring, make it a wild time, with memories that last forever.  Join our epic expedition, and take a walk on the Expedition Wild (TR41 Expedition Wild) side with Tomahawk Ranch.

Register now for Girl Scout Camp!
Review our options and expanded session listings online.

This entry was written by Kevin “Flint” Igo, Flint is the Outdoor Director at Tomahawk Ranch and oversees trip and outdoor adventure skill programs. He is also a year-round staff member at Tomahawk Ranch Camp.

Troop 2510 bridges to Seniors

Submitted by Rachelle Trujillo

Metro Denver

Arvada

Four beautiful freshman from Troop 62510 bridged to Senior Girl Scouts last week. They bridged at Ralston Creek in Arvada, returning to the site where they bridged as Juniors.

While our troop has tightened up from the 20 girls we started with in kindergarten, my Seniors are dedicated and passionate about making the world a better place and going for their Gold.

My girls have grown to be a diverse group with different interests, yet I see them valuing the role each girl has played in their lives, the lessons learned, and the sisterhood that will always unite them through Girl Scouts.

I’m so proud to be an advisor to these young ladies and excited to see where their passion takes them!

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

Outdoor Adventure Club – First Weekend at MMR!

oac-tb-the-short-wallLast weekend the Outdoor Adventure Club had it’s first monthly event at Meadow Mountain Ranch!

The girls built a solid  support with each other while completing challenges together on our low ropes course.

The girls focused on building a foundation of outdoor cooking, fire building and campsite setup skills. This weekend, we have two more rounds of girls coming through the September program. We encourage girls who are in this program to “share their stories” on our blog.

Because of such high demand for this program, we have split weekends up into multiple events, and offered multiple weekend dates. This is a very exciting pilot program and we are thrilled at the response and feedback we will receive from girls and their families in order to work on future programs like this for older girls.

 

Magic Sky: Mission Spectacular camp May 20 -22, 2016

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Submitted by Rebecca Lankford

Broomfield

Denver Metro

Magic Sky: Mission Spectacular camp

Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors only!
Friday, May 20 7 p.m – Sunday, May 22 1 p.m.

Camp at beautiful Magic Sky Ranch and be the first Girl Scouts to use the professionally designed field archery range! Arrive ready to show what you know and be spectacular!

Activities may include: survival games, cabin challenges, climbing wall, field archery (weather dependent), outdoor cooking competition, team building, orienteering, knife skills, sing-off, swap exchange and more!

Cost:  $80 per scout, $70 if paid in full by 3/1
$50 per safety ratio adult, $45 if paid in full by 3/1

$25 registration fee per person to reserve your spots – due no later than 3/1

Accommodations: heated cabins with bunk beds and mattresses, and indoor bathrooms. Cabins include couches, 2 large school cafeteria-style tables, and picnic tables on the porches. Each cabin will be responsible for cleaning up the cabin before check out on Sunday.

We hope you will join us at one of the most beautiful camps in Colorado!

For more information and to register: http://www.planetReg.com/gsmissionspectacular

Questions? For more information please contact Rebecca “Zap” Lankford and Cara “Mascara” Cansler at camplikeagirlscout@gmail.com

Camp must have a minimum of 50 participants pre-registered by 3/1 or it will be canceled.

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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.

 

Girl Planned trip to Our Cabana 2016

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Submitted by Linda Robinson

Our Cabana 2016 is a girl planned trip to our closest World Center.  This trip is for Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors.  We will be attending the Adventure at Our Cabana Summer Friendship Event in June 2016.  This event is 8 days long and includes girls from around the globe. Participants will have fun at Our Cabana swimming, playing tennis or volleyball, doing crafts in the well-stocked craft house, enjoying the beautiful gardens and participating in campfires, ceremonies, games, singing and much more.  There will be cultural activities planned by the Our Cabana staff as well as a service project for the local community.  We will also take day trips to Cuernavaca, Taxco, Tepoztlan and a traditional craft market.  Girls will also have the opportunity to plan additional sightseeing activities.

Girls interested in going on this trip should be experienced travelers who have taken a trip without a parent and have a passport that expires after December 2016.

Group leaders will be Marti Shuster and Linda Robinson.  We are longtime Girl Scout volunteers and former troop leaders.  We have both taken many national and international trips with girls and adults and are interested in taking a group of girls to Our Cabana.

Cost for this trip is around $1,400.00 plus airfare.  This includes the cost of the event and lodging before the event and transportation to and from the airport.  All lodging and transportation will be with reliable companies that work with Girl Guides of Mexico and Our Cabana.

To register, or for more information, please email Linda at gscocabana2016@gmail.com.  We will have several planning meetings beginning in soon.  Exact time and date to be decided.  Girls may attend meetings via conference or Skype type calls if they are unable to attend in person.

We will be at the Travel and Adventure Minipalooza on April 18, 2015.  Please register for our session Nuestra Cabana 2016 from 1:30 to 2:30 or stop by our table in the travel fair.

Brighton Troop hosts Christmas Party and Toy Drive

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Submitted by Lisa Dunbar
Brighton

Brighton Girl Scout Troop 50458 Hosted
Harpers Ferry Service Unit
2nd Annual
Christmas Party & Toy Drive
With the Jolly ole’ man, Santa.

Troop 50458, a combination of Cadettes and Senior Girl Scouts, had seen a need to help out children during Christmas. The thought that many kids during Christmas would not wake up with a present under the tree, the girls wanted to make sure they could help out as many as they can, so why not ask our fellow Girl Scout Sisters to help out. So that is what they did. They contacted the City Of Brighton to help these kids in need. Came up the idea that they could host a Christmas Party and ask everyone who attended to bring an unwrapped toy for children of the ages 8-13 years of age for both girls and boys.

Each Girl Scout enjoyed playing a life size game of, Girl Scout Cookie Land, a remake of the famous Candy Land. Two crafts, “God’s eye” and snowflakes that were made with recycled paper.

At the end of the night, 180 Girl Scouts and family member attended the event with 220 toys donated to the City Of Brighton. On February 5, 2013 the Troop was given “Certificate Of Appreciation” by the City of Brighton for their willingness to help out The Brighton Employee Charities Committee for helping those in our community.

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