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September 2020 Tools for Independence Older Girls: Healthy Relationships and Dating Safely

Are you curious about dating?

Do you watch romantic movies and wonder if dating is really that easy and simple?

Are you curious about how to spot red flags and get out safely, if you find yourself in an uncomfortable or unsafe situation?

Are you curious about what love really looks like?

Are you curious about the difference between love and romance?

Are you curious about how to see through some of the more common lies people tell in a relationship?

Are you curious about how to determine where your boundaries are, and how to communicate them to a partner?

Are you curious about healthy relationships?

Are you curious about how to date safely?

These are the topics Seniors and Ambassadors will be discussing in our third installment of Tools for Independence: Older Girl Edition Health and Safety Series on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 4 p.m.  Joining us will be Valerie Weaver LCSW, from Girl Scouts of Greater New York. Valerie is a social worker on the Troop 6000 team in New York City, where she helps girls ages five-17 living in homeless shelters. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families. Girl Scouts of Colorado is thrilled to have her join us in this discussion.

Register here: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/september_2020_tools.html

Participation in this discussion satisfies Step Four of the Ambassador Safety Award.

Parent Notes:

  • We are keeping the language/conversation as gender neutral as possible. We support ALL girls regardless of orientation, and we want ALL girls to be in safe and healthy relationships.
  • We are coming from a fact/evidence-based perspective.
  • It is not our intent to scare girls into not dating, but to give them tools they can use in high school, and adulthood, to make sure that when they do date, they are in safe, healthy, loving relationships.
  • We will stress that they need to stay within the boundaries that the adults in their household have set, in addition to setting their own boundaries.

If you have any questions about this club, email Amanda.Eckert@gscolorado.org. If you have trouble completing registration for this club or need assistance becoming a member of Girl Scouts of Colorado, contact our Customer Care team by emailing inquiry@gscolorado.org or calling 877-404-5708.

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.

Tools for Independence Club for Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors

Calling all Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors!

Do you want to be more independent when it comes to your clothes? Do you want to be able to fix a plumbing emergency on your own? Do you want to help more in the kitchen? Do you want to be able to do basic first-aid? Then, Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Tools for Independence Club is the club for you!

Starting September 21, 2020, GSCO  staff will be teaching girls to be more independent by teaching laundry skills, toilet maintenance, household cleaning skills, and basic first-aid. In this biweekly virtual series, you will get to know yourself and what you are capable of by learning and practicing skills that are important for your independence. You will have fun and try new things in a safe, engaging environment. Each session will focus on a particular skill. Join us online every other Monday at 4 p.m.

  • September 21: Laundry Part One
  • October 5: Laundry Part Two
  • October 19: All About Toilets
  • November 2: Household Cleaning
  • November 16: First-Aid One
  • December 7: First-Aid Two

Participation satisfies some requirements for the Junior Independence and multi-level First-Aid badges.

Register here for all sessions, or just pick a few to attend.

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.