My name is Emily Walker and I am currently a senior completing my final semester at the University of Northern Colorado as an Audiology major. I grew up in the town of Castle Rock, where I was involved in Girl Scouts from elementary school to high school.
It has been three years since I earned my Girl Scout Gold Award for my project “Community Comfort.” The focus of this project was to bring comfort to individuals and families involved in emergency situations. Teddy bears and blankets were originally provided to the Castle Rock Police and Castle Rock Fire and Rescue departments to be handed out to those in need of their services. Now, these items of comfort are being distributed by the emergency services of Castle Rock, the Help and Hope task force of Douglas and Elbert County, and the Denver Rescue Mission. The students involved in the BIONIC team of Castle Rock Middle School continue to host an annual fundraiser to purchase teddy bears and blanket materials for Community Comfort.
The Gold Award has continued to impact my life in the past three years. I have been able to apply the life skills I have learned from completing my project to my studies at my university, especially time management, financial management, and public speaking. As I am preparing for graduate school, I know these skills, and many others I have gained through the Gold Award experience, will continue to benefit me in the future. My compassion for helping and serving my community continues to grow and I hope to inspire others to do the same for their own communities.
University of Northern Colorado is celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Saturday, February 16, 2019! Join us for the FREE Girls Sports Clinic (ages 5-13 years old) at 12 p.m. at the UNC Campus Recreation Center (1300 23rd Street, Greeley, CO 80639)! Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. and the first 100 girls will receive a free t-shirt! Pre-registered participants will also receive a FREE ticket to the Bears Women’s Basketball game at 2 p.m. vs. Idaho. Walk-ups and parents are eligible for discounted tickets!
**NEW this year, UNC Athletics has added multiple opportunities for select participants to be part of Bears game day by taking on various roles in sport (i.e. public address announcer, marketing assistant, cheer coach, and many more). This new opportunity focuses on the NGWSD theme, “Lean her forward,” which honors the channels available to both girls and women in sports and the endless potential to succeed.
To reserve your spot, register at uncbears.com/ngwsd. A representative from UNC will follow-up with you to confirm your registration.
Join us for a Girl Scout Cookie Rally with UNC Women’s Basketball on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Come before the game to have fun and get ready for this year’s cookie program. We’ll have activities and more to help you make this year’s cookie program the best! Each participating Girl Scout will get a special UNC cookie patch.
After the rally, enjoy the game and cheer on the UNC Bears as they take on Eastern Washington. All Girl Scouts are invited to the cookie rally and all Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited to the game.
The cookie rally is planned for 10 a.m. to approximately 12 p.m. with the game starting at 12 p.m. The rally will be hosted at the Bank of Colorado Arena in Greeley. Cost is $5/person (online ticket fees may apply). Purchase tickets at tickets.unco.edu and use promo code “COOKIES18.”
Join us for our annual Girl Scout Day with the University of Northern Colorado Bears Football on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017! Cheer on the Bears as they take on the Southern Utah University Thunderbirds. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Girl Scouts are also invited to a pregame cheer clinic. Learn from Division 1 Cheerleaders and then join them to form a fan tunnel and perform a routine. All participating girls will receive a special cheer patch.
Come for the clinic, game, or make a day of it. The fun begins at 9:30 a.m. when the Pepsi Fan Zone opens. Stop by the Girl Scout tailgating area for fun activities. The Cheer Clinic begins at 11 a.m. and game kicks-off at 12:30 p.m. The Bears are playing at home in Greeley at Nottingham Field.
Cost is $7/person for a general admission ticket. Tickets can be purchased at www.uncbears.com/tickets with the promo code GIRLSCOUT17. Questions? Please contact UNC Athletics Box Office at 970-351-4849. We hope to see you there!
Girl Scouts are invited to a cheer clinic and the University of Northern Colorado Bears Football Homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. Come learn cheer techniques and routines from UNC’s Division 1 Cheer Team. Join the team for a fan tunnel at the beginning of the game and to perform a routine during the first quarter of the game. Come to the game early and visit the Pepsi Fan Fest tailgate area, which opens at 9 a.m.
The cheer clinic starts at 11:30 a.m. and the game starts at 1 p.m. Girl Scouts will get a commemorative cheer patch. Cost is $7/person. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Purchase tickets at www.uncbears.com/ticket and use the promo code “GIRLSCOUT16.”