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Family Reservations at select GSCO Properties

 

Reservations at select GSCO properties are NOW OPEN for family reservations! As the temperatures drop in Colorado, cozy up inside one of our GSCO cabin properties with your family. Families can reserve Twisted Pine in Genesee. Reservations must be for the whole weekend and the fee is $300/weekend.

During your stay, you can explore the numerous hiking trails around the property while working the GSCO Get Outdoor Challenge patch or exploring other activities in the area: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/dam/girlscoutsofcolorado/documents/GSCO%20Family%20Property%20Reservations%20-%20Activities%20in%20the%20Area.pdf

At this time, reservations are not open to troops due to COVID–19 restrictions. Ready to book? Read our FAQ’s, information on reservation processes and more here: https://girlscoutsofcolorado.wixanswers.com/en/article/gsco-property-rentals-for-families

Questions? Email Property.Reservations@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.

Troop Days at Camp: Registration for Winter and Spring is Now Open

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Troop Days at camp in fall 2020 were such a hit that we are excited to offer them for winter and spring! Once again, troops can visit select GSCO properties and participate in a half or full day of staff-led programs.

Visit Twisted Pine in Genesee or Hamp Hut in Colorado Springs and spend a half day connecting with your troop and building outdoor skills with programs in archery, teambuilding, guided hikes, and outdoor skills. Programs are available from 9 a.m. – noon or 1 – 4 p.m. Fees are $15/ girl and adults are free.

Visit Tomahawk Ranch near Bailey or Sky High Ranch near Woodland Park and spend a full day with lunch included enjoying the beautiful camp properties! Troops can participate in programs ranging from wizarding magic to barnyard exploration to adventure survival and curious clues! Registration includes cold lunch for all guests, and the opportunity for parents/ caregivers who are driving girls to enjoy refreshments and WiFi in our dining hall while the troop is experiencing and participating in program. Tagalongs/siblings are welcome, however must always be supervised by parent/caregiver and will not be allowed to participate in camp activities. Fees are $45/Girl Scout, free for adults. (Sky High Ranch is also offering a shortened and lower cost Sunday option).

Visit Meadow Mountain Ranch and spend a full day in outdoor exploration programs around the property, building outdoor skills, and hiking through meadows. Parents/caregivers who are driving girls may relax in the lodge while the troop is participating in programs. Lunch is not provided. Fees are $35/girls and free for adults.

Read all about the program options, pricing, and dates here. For more information on the registration process, COVID -19 safety guidelines, and what to expect on program review our Troop Day Programs FAQ’s here.

Questions? Email property.reservations@gscolorado.org.

Coming Soon: Meadow Mountain Ranch will soon be available for Girl Scout groups to use for day hikes, and the Nature Trail and accompanying patch program. We are currently monitoring fire conditions in the Meadow Mountain Ranch area, but look for a blog post with the details on how to reserve the Meadow Mountain Ranch Nature Trail when it opens for troop and Girl Scout group use later this month!

NOTE: Given the developing and quickly changing nature of COVID-19 in our communities, GSCO reserves the right to cancel any Troop Day program at any point if there is a concern for the health and safety of staff or participants. Additionally, as we head into the winter season, if the weather makes road travel to camp unsafe or is determined to be unsafe for participants to be outside, we also reserve the right to cancel a program. If we need to cancel a Troop Day program, all registered participants will be given a full refund and we will work with the group leader to reschedule the program.

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.

Troop Days at Camp: New Outdoor Programs Offered at GSCO Properties

Starting September 12, 2020, troops can visit select GSCO properties and participate in a half or full day of staff-led programs!

Visit Twisted Pine in Genesee or Hamp Hut in Colorado Springs and spend a half day connecting with your troop and building your outdoor skills with programs in archery, Trail Adventure badge, guided hikes, outdoor art, and others. Programs are available from either a 9 a.m. – noon or 1 – 4 p.m. Fees are $15/ girl and adults are free.

Visit Tomahawk Ranch near Bailey or Sky High Ranch near Woodland Park and spend a full day with lunch included enjoying the beautiful camp properties! Troops can participate in programs ranging from Wizarding or Fun at the Farm to Life Sized Games, Camp Fun Day and Adventure/Survival! Registration includes cold lunch for all guests, and the opportunity for guardian/parent(s) who are driving girls up to enjoy refreshments and WiFi in our dining hall while the troop is experiencing and participating in program. Taglongs/siblings are welcome, however must always be supervised by parent/guardian and will not be allowed to participate in camp activities. Fees are $45/Girl Scout, free for adults.

Visit Meadow Mountain Ranch and spend a full day in outdoor exploration programs around the property, building outdoor skills, and hiking through meadows. Parents/guardians who are driving girls up may relax in the lodge while the troop is participating in programs. Lunch is not provided. Fees are $35/girls and free for adults.

Read about all the program options here!

For more information on the registration process, COVID -19 safety guidelines and what to expect on program review our Troop Day Programs FAQ’s here.

Questions? Email property.reservations@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.

OAC Winter Adventure at Twisted Pine: Spaces still available

Space is still available for the Winter Adventure overnight event at Twisted Pine with Outdoor Adventure Club Explorers! This event is open to any Girl Scout in sixth grade to register individually.

  • Dates: Friday, January 24, 2020 6 p.m. – Saturday, January 25       4 p.m.
  •  Fee: $50 (Grants and discounts are available)

This event features a winter wonderland of outdoor activities! You’ll spend the day participating in a variety of winter activities (weather dependent) including hiking and/or snowshoeing, a snow scavenger hunt, and snow science. In the evening, you’ll practice your outdoor cooking skills with a ‘cast iron chef’ challenge!

To register or learn more: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/outdoor_adventure_cl.html

The Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) is a GSCO 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, and sign up at the interest list below to be notified of future OAC events.

Questions? Email inquiry@gscolorado.org

PA Training: Outdoor skills specialty

Submitted by Denine Dains

Metro Denver

Twisted Pine

Troop 3972 is excited to lead Girl Scout Cadettes/Seniors in a one-of-a-kind leadership experience! Join us at Twisted Pine, a cozy cabin, 20 minutes from Denver.

Oct. 19, 2019: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeYQoy4AcMus8Bi6aI982flfxqrLzeZE5N0cDJrlJAX9Rp-Sg/viewform

Oct. 20, 2019: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSegZpKDJ23n6wZuDO3TVL-499-E8O0j0F9QmkIBfTG8HpnEvQ/viewform

Learn valuable skills such as assisting younger Girl Scouts in a troop or small group setting. You will also specialize in leading larger groups in a camp setting.

You will learn how to:

  • Lead large groups of girl scouts in camp songs
  • Assist young girls in a flag ceremony
  • Assist young Girl Scouts with chopping food at camp while using a knife
  • Set up a propane stove
  • Make traditional camp foods, such as walking tacos and a foil wrapped dessert!
  • Follow the rules regarding fire and cooking with a dutch oven
  • Create a safe cleaning station for dishes
  • Lead yourself in a professional, safe manner while working with younger girls
  • Be a good role model to younger Girl Scouts

May PA Training Flier.docx

Troop 3972 is a dynamic group of go-getters, innovators, risk-takers and leaders. Many of the girls have been together since kindergarten and help lead a day camp in the Denver metro-area for more than 100 campers.

By leading their Girl Scout sisters in leadership opportunities, they are reaching their own fundraising goals to fund a scuba diving trip to the Bahamas.

We are excited to meet your Girl Scouts and the future leaders in our community!

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

Outdoor skills training

Looking for outdoor skills training to prepare you for a summer of fun?

We have two great trainings lined up to get you certified in archery and boating!

Archery and the Small Craft Safety certification courses are required, if you’d like to take girls to shoot archery or take them boating in any capacity (both Brownie-Ambassador).

Both certifications last for three years and will teach you all the basics of how to set up a class, instruct a fun and safe class, give you activity/game ideas, and make it impactful for girls!

The archery class is also open to girls 15-years-old and older, as well as adults! Small Craft Safety is only open for adults 18+.

Having this archery certification allows you to reserve our traveling archery gear set (bows, arrows, targets, protective gear) and take it to shoot anywhere you’d like!

There are zero requirements for taking the archery class. For Small Craft Safety, you need to know how to swim and tread water.

Archery Level 1 Certification

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Twisted Pine – Genesee

Price: $45

Registration Link: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/archery_level_1_cert_1758567911.html

Small Craft Safety Certification

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Bear Creek Lake Park – Lakewood

Price: $50

Registration Link: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/small_craft_safety_t.html

*Participants are responsible for paying for their own park entrance fee.

For further questions and information click the registration links.

Troop uses cookie money to stay at Twisted Pine and visit Ice Castle

Submitted by Megan Cook

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

We stayed at Twisted Pine Lodge for our cookie rally this year. We were so happy to have the lodge that was warm. We learned at our cookie rally that because we sell cookies, Girl Scouts of Colorado can offer locations like this to troops for very reasonable rates. Because we had a location like Twisted Pine to stay at, we were able to go as a troop to the Ice Castle in Dillon. It was a long drive from Colorado Springs and being able to stay halfway helped our parent volunteers not have to drive both ways in one day. It was a long drive.

The Ice Castle was so much fun. We had a tour by the manager, who was a Girl Scout alum. She showed us the features of the castle and told us how it was made. We played in the caves and on the slides. We played until we were too cold to stay any longer. Because we sold cookies, we as a troop paid for this entire trip for 20 girls.

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

PA Training: Day camp specialty

Submitted by Denine Dains

Metro Denver

Genessee

Welcome to PA Training with a day camp specialty on May 18 and 19, 2019 at Twisted Pine. In addition to learning the valuable skills of assisting younger Girl Scouts in a troop or small group setting, you will specialize in leading larger groups in a day camp setting. You will learn how to:

  • Lead large groups of Girl Scouts in camp songs
  • Assist young girls in a flag ceremony
  • Assist young Girl Scouts with chopping food at camp while using a knife
  • Set up a propane stove
  • Make a foil packet lunch
  • Follow the rules regarding fire and cooking with a dutch oven
  • Create a safe cleaning station for dishes
  • Lead yourself in a professional, safe manner while working with younger girls
  • Be a good role model to younger Girl Scouts

Registration links:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeYQoy4AcMus8Bi6aI982flfxqrLzeZE5N0cDJrlJAX9Rp-Sg/viewform

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSegZpKDJ23n6wZuDO3TVL-499-E8O0j0F9QmkIBfTG8HpnEvQ/viewform

May PA Training Flier.docx

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

Earn Junior camping badges

Submitted by Michelle Pierce

Metro Denver

Lakewood

Senior Troop 2017 is hosting a camping skills overnight for Girl Scout Juniors at Twisted Pine January 12- 13, 2019 from  4 p.m. to 10 a.m. We are teaching camping skills. We will earn the following badges: “First Aid,” “Simple Meals,” “Camper,” and a special “Camping Basics” badge. We will learn about fire and knife safety and how to pitch a tent. Girls will make two meals and learn about first aid and knots. Register here: https://junior-camping-201.cheddarup.com

This is a passion that this troop has. They love camping and helping teach others the skills for camping. They have even come up with their own “Camping Basics” badge to provide to the participants.

Junior Twisted Pine Jan 12-13[2]

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Twisted Pine cookbook project

Submitted by Tiffany Baker

Metro Denver

Lone Tree – Highlands Ranch

Cadette Troop 59 of Lone Tree – Highlands Ranch invites Girl Scouts across Colorado to share their favorite camp cooking recipes.

Our girls are working on their aMaze! Journey this November, which focuses on multiple friendship topics. Coming together in the kitchen and around the campfire is something Girl Scouts have been sharing for generations. These 6th-7th graders have chosen to put together a camp cookbook for their Take Action Project to leave at Twisted Pine.

You can help by emailing your favorite camp recipes to tiffanylbaker@hotmail.com.

Please include:

  • Your Girl Scouts’ name (first name only)
  • Troop number
  • Current Girl Scout rank
  • Favorite camp recipe
  • Favorite Girl Scout memory

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