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!
Sustainability is one of the requirements of the Girl Scout Gold Award and is often the most intimidating component of a project. A sustainable project is one that lasts after the girl’s involvement ends. A focus on education and raising awareness is one way to make sure a project is carried on. Workshops and hands-on learning sessions can inspire others to keep a project going. Collaborating with community groups, civic associations, local government, or religious organizations is another way to ensure the project lasts beyond the girl’s involvement.
Recently, a Gold Award Mentor in Glenwood Springs went on a camping trip to O’Haver Lake Campground outside of Salida and saw Gold Award sustainability in action – years after the Gold Award was earned!
These photos are from Emily K.’s Gold Award project in 2013! Emily’s project, “Go Fish . . . Green!” was all about helping the environment. She noticed used fishing line was clogging up local lakes and hurting the wildlife. But, with a better way to dispose of used fishing line, this could be solved. She worked for several months with the Colorado State Forest Service and Division of Wildlife on installing fishing line receptacles around Chaffee County lakes. The Forest Service has since been maintaining the receptacles and is responsible for sending the used fishing line to a recycling plant.
This is sustainability! It can be simple, easy to understand, and impact people long after you earn your Gold Award!
Emily is a now senior at University of Colorado in Boulder. She is majoring in International Affairs and Anthropology with a focus on sustainable development and Latin America. This year, she is working on her senior honors thesis and all the research that goes with it. Emily grew up in the mountains of Colorado and has a passion for the outdoors. She spent her spring semester in Cusco, Peru, studying indigenous peoples, globalization, Spanish, and the impact of social programs in relation to malnutrition. She hopes to continue her travels after graduation with backpacking in South America. Her other hobbies include reading adventure novels, cooking delicious gluten free food, skiing in the Colorado backwoods, hiking around Boulder, and general exploring of farmers markets and other gems around Colorado.
My name is Amy and I am a third year pharmacy student at the University of Colorado. Being a pharmacy student, I believe it is part of my responsibility to educate the public on proper and safe medication usage. Especially since there are so many over-the-counter medications readily available to us. It can be extremely confusing!
Join me and my fellow pharmacy students from the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy on April 17th to learn more about what it’s like being a pharmacist,and about safe and proper over-the-counter medication usage!
When: April 17th from 1-3pm
Where: Sam Gary Library 2961 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238
Who: Any Girl Scout and anyone else who would like to come!
Girl Scouts, friends and family are invited to Girl Scout Day at the University of Colorado Men’s Basketball game on Feb. 28th. The Buffs will take on Arizona State at 2:30 pm and Girl Scouts are invited to a special Recycling with Ralphie workshop after the game to earn a special patch.
Girl Scouts and their families can purchase discount tickets to the game and badge event for $20 each and $5 will be donated back to Girl Scouts of Colorado. To order tickets, go to www.cubuffs.com/promo and use the code 2016GIRLSCOUTS.
The University of Colorado Buffaloes take on Arizona State at Coors Events Center, Sunday, February 28th 2016 at 2:30pm! All scouts will participate in a post-game event with Ralphie’s Green Stampede and will earn a unique Ralphie Recycling patch! Scouts of all levels will learn the benefits and importance of recycling/eco-products AND will be introduced to a college campus!
To attend this unique event purchase tickets at www.cubuffs.com/promo and enter the promo code 2016GIRLSCOUTS. The Buffs are looking forward to hosting the Girl Scouts of Colorado!
**Don’t forget $4 of every purchase will directly benefit the Girl Scouts!**