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Registration Is Now Open for OAC Events in June 2021

The Outdoor Adventure Club event is kicking off the 2021 summer season with a mountain hiking adventure in June! Choose between Echo Lake and Chicago Lake at the base of Mt. Evans or Seven Bridges in North Cheyenne Cañon near Colorado Springs. Along the way, we’ll work on parts of the Trail Adventure badge and Outdoor Skills patch, play fun trail games, and take some time to cool off by the water! The cost is $40/per Girl Scout. You can also use Cookie Credits for this event or apply for an opportunity grant.

Dates:

  • Echo Lake Option One: June 12
  • Echo Lake Option Two: June 13
  • Seven Bridges Option One: June 12
  •  Seven Bridges Option Two: June 13

This event is open to all Girl Scouts in 6th – 12th grade to register individually. Find registration instruction here: https://girlscoutsofcolorado.wixanswers.com/en/article/outdoor-adventure-club-registration-faqs

The Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) is a Girl Scouts of Colorado staff-led program for older Girl Scouts, offering monthly high adventure activities such as mountain biking, rock climbing, white water rafting, and skiing. Visit the Outdoor Adventure Club website for more information: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/outdoors/outdoor-adventure-club.html

Questions? Email inquiry@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.

Three Sets of Sisters Complete the Daisy Trail Adventure Badge

Submitted by Jessica Spangler

Metro Denver

Denver

Daisy Abbie has an older sister who is a Cadette. Daisy Elizabeth has an older sister who is a Senior. Daisy Summer has an older sister who is a Junior. All three Daisies set out to complete the requirements of the Daisy Trail Adventure badge with their sisters who were eager to assist. Elizabeth said the best part of her jog around the park was “being a unicorn.” Abbie’s favorite thing was “galloping like a horse.” Summer said the best part of her hike was the water.

Abbie and Elizabeth are new Girl Scouts and each also earned her Promise Center before planning their hike or jog.

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.

Girl Scouts and Inclusion

Submitted by Kristy F.

Metro Denver

Commerce City

My daughter Michaela is 9-years-old and has been a Girl Scout with Troop 66794 for more than three years. Michaela has cerebral palsy due to a brain injury at birth. She is in a wheelchair, nonverbal, and has cognitive deficits. Despite those things, she is very social and loves to be around her friends. I took a chance and signed her up for Girl Scouts and I am so glad I did. She has gone to Rockies games, summer camp, and she gets to attend meetings twice a month with her fellow Girl Scouts. She even sold more than 800 packages of cookies her first year. The troop leaders have welcomed Michaela with open arms and they do their best to make the meetings and events as accessible as possible. This summer, the troop had to go on three hikes to earn the Trail Adventure badge. The last hike they did all together at Wilderness on Wheels in Grant. This place provides access to nature for ALL abilities. It has a one-mile boardwalk that allowed all the girls to hike together. This troop deserves to be recognized for being so accepting and treating Michaela as if she is no different than the other girls. Being aGirl Scout has been so good for her. She learns so much from the other girls. At the same time, the girls learn from Michaela.

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.

Fall Trail Adventure Kickoff

Ready to earn your Trail Adventure badge? We have a special guest ready to teach you how to gear up to hit the trails this fall! Join the GSCO Outdoor Program team and Aliyah Cohen, equipment designer at The North Face, on these virtual webinars to learn more about how to plan, prepare, and train for your outdoor adventure. We will walk you through each step of the Trail Adventure badge and give you special tips, tricks, and resources to help you earn your badge.

We are offering two Trail Adventure Kickoff webinars this fall. One is for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. The other is for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors.

To learn more and register for the Daisy/Brownie/Junior webinar: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/fall_trail_adventure_Oct6.html

To learn more and register for the Cadette/Senior/Ambassador webinar: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/fall_trail_adventure_Oct7.html

After the webinar, girls will have access to an activity packet to help them complete badge requirements. Girl Scouts who complete all of the requirements to earn their Trail Adventure badge by February 1, 2021 are eligible to receive the badge and a Girl Scout bandana for FREE*. A link to an online notification form will be sent to all webinar attendees and will be available on our website for parents/guardians or troop leaders to fill out.

Can’t make it to the webinar? No worries! We will be recording the webinars and posting them to the GSCO YouTube channel. We will also post the activity packet and the link to request a free badge on our website after the webinars.

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.

More Trail Adventure meet-ups in May 2020

Update as of March 16, 2020: These events have been cancelled. If we are able to reschedule, we will let you know.

Say goodbye to winter and HELLO SPRING as you explore the outdoors with your fellow Girl Scout sisters. Girl Scouts of Colorado has organized a spring edition of our Trail Adventure meet-ups in May 2020 to encourage you to get out in nature and complete some of the requirements for the Trail Adventure badge. Girls also have the opportunity to earn a FREE* badge sponsored by the North Face.

Attend any of the Girl Scouts of Colorado-sponsored Trail Adventure meet-ups in May 2020 and complete all of the requirements to earn a Trail Adventure badge by July 1, 2020, and a Girl Scout is eligible to receive her badge for FREE*.  Just have a parent/caregiver or troop leader fill out this online notification formThis form will close on July 1, 2020 and badges will be mailed to the address provided. Badges are earned by Girl Scouts and must be completed according to the appropriate program level. Check out the online Badge Explorer for specific badge requirements for each program level.

With a shared purpose of encouraging exploration, Girl Scouts and The North Face understand the importance of providing the next generation of girls, regardless of socioeconomic status, with outdoor adventure experiences. By giving girls the opportunity to experience the outdoors, Girl Scouts and The North Face hope to enhance leadership skills and confidence in young girls, while encouraging them to seek new challenges through outdoor adventure.

You can participate in more than one Trail Adventure meet-up and share this exciting opportunity with your Girl Scout sisters who haven’t attended meet-up or aren’t signed up to attend one. All upcoming Trail Adventures are listed below and open for registration on the GSCO Events Calendar.

Please complete one online form for each Girl Scout or group of Girl Scouts completing the badge on the same day. For example, one form for girls who complete their badge on May 10, 2020 and one form for girls who complete their badge on June 7, 2020.

* This opportunity is made possible by a generous grant from The North Face. Only registered Girl Scouts ages 5-18 may receive a free badge upon participation in a GSCO-sponsored Trail Adventure meet-up in May 2020 and completion all of program level-appropriate badge-earning requirements by July 1, 2020.  Troops may complete badgework together or Girl Scouts may earn individually.

Check the Events Page for registration

Saturday, May 2- Royal Gorge Overlook Loop (after National Bridging Event)

Sunday, May 3- Mica Mines Trail

Sunday, May 3- Mallory Cave

Saturday, May 16- Mount Falcon Park Upper Loop

Saturday,May 16- Red Rocks Canyon, Mesa/Greenlee

Sunday, May 17- Minnequa Lake Trail

Sunday, May 17- Washington Park Loop

Saturday, May 23- Holy Bucket Miramonte Rim Loop Saturday, May 23- Mount Margaret Trail

Saturday, May 23- Browns Creek Waterfall Trail Sunday, May 24- Pulpit Rock Park Loop

Sunday, May 24- Green Mountain West Trail

Claim your “Trail Adventure” badge

Thank you to all of the Girl Scouts who attended a Trail Adventure meet up with Girl Scouts of Colorado in September! To encourage Girl Scouts to complete a Trail Adventure Badge, GSCO teamed up with The North Face to offer Girl Scouts who attended any Trail Adventure meet-up the opportunity to receive a FREE* badge. If you did, don’t forget to complete your requirements and the online notification form by January 7, 2020.

Registered Girl Scouts must have attended a Girl Scouts of Colorado-sponsored Trail Adventure meet-up in September 2019 and must complete all of the requirements to earn her Trail Adventure Badge by January 1, 2020 to be eligible*.  A parent/guardian or troop leader must fill out this online notification form. This form will close on January 7, 2020. Badges will be mailed in January to the address provided. Badges are earned by Girl Scouts and must be completed according to the appropriate program level. Check out the online Badge Explorer for specific badge requirements for each program level.

With a shared purpose of encouraging exploration, Girl Scouts and The North Face understand the importance of providing the next generation of girls, regardless of socioeconomic status, with outdoor adventure experiences. By giving girls the opportunity to experience the outdoors, Girl Scouts and The North Face hope to enhance leadership skills and confidence in young girls, while encouraging them to seek new challenges through outdoor adventure.

If you have any questions, please reach out to inquiry@gscolorado.org.

* This opportunity is made possible by a generous grant from The North Face. Only registered Girl Scouts ages 5-18 may receive a free badge upon participation in a Girl Scouts of Colorado-sponsored Trail Adventure meet-up in September 2019 and completion of all program level-appropriate badge-earning requirements by January 7, 2020.  Troops may complete badgework together or Girl Scouts may earn individually.

Trail Adventure meet-ups with The North Face help Girl Scouts earn new badge

More than 500 Girl Scouts, along with their families and friends, participated in  GSCO-sponsored Trail Adventure meet-ups in September 2019! We knew Girl Scouts loved the outdoors, but you really showed us your passion! GSCO is proud to have partnered with The North Face to offer Girl Scouts statewide this opportunity as they work complete a Trail Adventure badge and receive a FREE* badge.

With a shared purpose of encouraging exploration, Girl Scouts and The North Face understand the importance of providing the next generation of girls, regardless of socioeconomic status, with outdoor adventure experiences. By giving girls the opportunity to experience the outdoors, Girl Scouts and The North Face hope to enhance leadership skills and confidence in young girls, while encouraging them to seek new challenges through outdoor adventure.

If you attended any of the September meet-ups, don’t forget to complete your badge requirements by January 1, 2020 to receive your FREE* badge. Just have a parent/guardian or troop leader fill out this online notification formThis form will close on January 7, 2020 and badges will be mailed in January to the address provided. Badges are earned by Girl Scouts and must be completed according to the appropriate program level. Check out the online Badge Explorer for specific badge requirements for each program level.

Please complete one online form for each Girl Scout or group of Girl Scouts completing the badge on the same day. For example, one form for girls who complete their badge on November 10, 2019 and one form for girls who complete their badge on December 7, 2019.

* This opportunity is made possible by a generous grant from The North Face. Only registered Girl Scouts ages 5-18 may receive a free badge upon participation in a GSCO-sponsored Trail Adventure meet-up in September 2019 and completion all of program level-appropriate badge-earning requirements by January 7, 2020.  Troops may complete badgework together or Girl Scouts may earn individually.

Attend a Trail Adventure event and be eligible to receive a FREE Trail Adventure badge

To encourage Girl Scouts to complete a Trail Adventure badge, we’ve teamed up with The North Face to offer Girl Scouts who attend any Trail Adventure meet-up the opportunity to receive a FREE* badge.

Attend any Girl Scouts of Colorado-sponsored Trail Adventure meet-ups in September 2019 and complete all of the requirements to earn a Trail Adventure badge by January 1, 2020, and a Girl Scout is eligible to receive her badge for FREE*.  Just have a parent/guardian or troop leader fill out this online notification formThis form will close on January 7, 2020 and badges will be mailed in January to the address provided. Badges are earned by Girl Scouts and must be completed according to the appropriate program level. Check out the online Badge Explorer for specific badge requirements for each program level.

With a shared purpose of encouraging exploration, Girl Scouts and The North Face understand the importance of providing the next generation of girls, regardless of socioeconomic status, with outdoor adventure experiences. By giving girls the opportunity to experience the outdoors, Girl Scouts and The North Face hope to enhance leadership skills and confidence in young girls, while encouraging them to seek new challenges through outdoor adventure.

You can participate in more than one Trail Adventure meet-up and share this exciting opportunity with your Girl Scout sisters who haven’t attended meet-up or aren’t signed up to attend one. All upcoming Trail Adventures are listed below and open for registration on our online calendar.

Please complete one online form for each Girl Scout or group of Girl Scouts completing the badge on the same day. For example, one form for girls who complete their badge on November 10, 2019 and one form for girls who complete their badge on December 7, 2019.

* This opportunity is made possible by a generous grant from The North Face. Only registered Girl Scouts ages 5-18 may receive a free badge upon participation in a Council-sponsored Trail Adventure meet-up in September 2019 and completion all of program level-appropriate badge-earning requirements by January 7, 2020.  Troops may complete badgework together or Girl Scouts may earn individually.

Saturday, September 21, 9 a.m.

Little Thompson Overlook Trail

Longmont

Saturday, September 21, 9 a.m.

Lair O’ the Bear

Idledale

Sunday, September 22, 9 a.m.

Rough Canyon Trail

Glade Park

Sunday, September 22, 9 a.m.

Castle Rock Trail

Castle Rock

Saturday, September 28, 9 a.m.

Mariana Butte Loop

Loveland

Saturday, September 28, 9 a.m.

Garden of the Gods

Colorado Springs

Sunday, September 29, 9 a.m.

Riverbend Pond Loop

Fort Collins

Questions? Email girlexperience@gscolorado.org.