Cookie Program Update
Thank you to all Girl Scout cookie entrepreneurs, volunteers and Girl Scout families and friends! Your hard work, support, sisterhood, and enthusiasm made the 2020 Cookie Program a season of WOW!
ACH debit occurs for total amount owed to council.
Cookie Credits begin being mailed directly to girls.
Cookie rewards begin to ship to service unit cookie managers.
Last day to sell excess inventory.
Although troops are having to cancel activities right now because of COVID-19, know your troop proceeds and Cookie Credits will be there for some much deserved rescheduled fun and service!
Have questions or need assistance? Please contact GSCO customer care firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-404-5708.
Concerns about COVID-19
Because the safety and well-being of girls is always our top priority, Girl Scouts of Colorado has decided to follow the actions of area school districts and the Colorado High School Sports Association. All staff-run and partner-led, in-person activities for girls and adults are canceled effective immediately until at least April 6. We will offer refunds or reschedule when possible.
Reservations for troops and outside users of Girl Scouts of Colorado properties are also canceled beginning Monday, March 16, until at least April 6.
We are advising troops to follow their school’s guidelines. If their school is closed or not allowing after-school activities, then troops should not meet. Troops hosting events at other locations should use their best judgement and exercise an abundance of caution.
We will continue to monitor the actions of local school districts, Colorado Department of Health and Environment, and GSUSA, and reevaluate as needed.
During this time, GSCO staff will be working remotely and we will do everything we can to allow for virtual Girl Scout activities to continue and provide troop leaders with ways to guide their girls through activities online when possible.
Please see the GSCO website for additional updates.
Recognize outstanding volunteers
Update as of March 25, 2020: The nomination deadline for Volunteer Recognition Awards has been extended to April 30.
Nominations are due on or before March 31 of each year. Recognize an outstanding volunteer by nominating them for a Volunteer Recognition Award. Nominators are responsible for ensuring enough endorsements are submitted to support their nomination of a volunteer for an award. Your volunteer support specialist can check nomination and endorsement submissions for you.
More information about the awards, including the number of required endorsements for each award, is listed on the volunteer appreciation page on our website and in the Volunteer Recognition Award Guide. You can also learn more about how to write strong nominations and endorsements.
Questions? Please contact your volunteer support specialist or customer support at email@example.com.
Cadette Day at the Capitol
Cadettes, earn your Finding Common Ground badge at the Colorado State Capitol during Cadette Day at the Capitol on June 19. Girls will explore civic debate, learn the art of compromise, and practice skills in mediation. Each of these skills will provide broader understanding of how decisions are made in a democracy. Girls will earn a fun patch along with the Finding Common Ground badge. Space is limited so register today!
Early Bird Renewal begins April 1
Update as of March 20, 2020: We’re all in an unprecedented environment due to the coronavirus pandemic. At this time at Girl Scouts of Colorado, we’re focusing on how we can best deliver an amazing Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls and volunteers remotely and how we can all stay connected when we can’t connect physically. Membership renewal will open on April 1, however we plan to push back the Early Bird renewal incentive period and reevaluate the incentives previously offered to give everyone time to get through this crisis, regroup with troops, and get ready for a new year of Girl Scout adventures. We’ll provide details as soon as we’ve got them.
Also, if you still have a $25 Girl Scouts of Colorado shop credit from the 2019 Early Bird renewal, those will not expire until June 30, 2020.
Remember: whether she’s exploring the great outdoors, practicing entrepreneurship, learning life skills, or expanding her imagination through hands-on STEM activities, there’s always so much more for her to try as a Girl Scout!
Unlock her potential with another year of learning, growing, and fun that will set her up for success today and in the future.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Girl Scout membership renewal opens April 1.
Girls who renew between April 1 and May 1 are eligible for a drawing for a Colorado staycation for their family (valued up to $500). All girls renewed before June 15 will receive an exclusive membership patch.
Travel with Girl Scouts
Cadette, Senior, and Ambassadors, trying to decide what to do with your Cookie Program proceeds or Cookie Credits? Travel with Girl Scouts! Information about travel opportunities, from troop travel to individual travel with a Girl Scout Destination trip can be found on the GSUSA travel page.
RSVP for Highest Awards Celebrations
We cannot wait to celebrate the newest Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award Girl Scouts across the state! See the list below of statewide celebrations and attend the event you’d like.
If your troop or Girl Scout earned a highest award this year you must RSVP for the celebration you want to attend through the event registration on the GSCO Events webpage. Information about how to prepare for the celebration will be included in your confirmation email. Register early as events may reach capacity and close before the posted RSVP deadline.
If you have any questions about Spring 2020 Celebrations or your Girl Scout’s highest awards, please email Highest Awards Manager, Kaitie LoDolce firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are currently monitoring advice from CDHE and school districts about COVID-19 and community events. At this time, the Highest Awards Celebrations will go on as planned however this could change before the end of March.
gsLearning: Online Training
If you haven’t logged into your gsLearn account yet, now is a great time! As we wind down from the Cookie Program and look to spring and summer, check out the Travel Peak. In the Travel Peak you’ll find courses for Field and Day Trips and International Travel! You’ll gain a working knowledge of the travel progression within Girl Scouts and be able to take your troop on an overnight adventure!
Looking to understand more about troop financial management? Check out our new Managing Troop Finances course available in the course library in your gsLearn account!
If you are having issues with your gsLearn account or trouble logging in please reach out to your volunteer support specialist or Kendy Doolen, instructional design manager, for support.
Keep your girls connected
We are in unprecedented times with schools closed and activities canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As Girl Scouts, we’re prepared, innovative, and ready to turn this setback into an opportunity! This is a good time to try hosting a virtual meeting with your girls or provide badgework for girls to do at home. Reach out to your volunteer support specialist for ideas on how to keep the girls connected during this pause in activity.