Register soon for summer outdoor adventures
Outdoor Adventure Club
We have some great summer events planned for the Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) like canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, and working on the new GSCO Outdoor Skills Patch! Programs are the same on Saturday and Sunday, girls choose one day to attend.
July Mountain Biking and Denver Audubon Center
August: Paddling Sampler at Chatfield State Park (Registration Opens July 1 at 9 a.m.)
Day camps are open for registration! Check out the camp sessions listings for more information. All day camps are run by volunteers, and many use their own volunteer-run registration system. Contact day camp directors for more information on registration timelines, cancellations, and refunds.
Rock Climbing Day
There are a few spots left for rock climbing days in Red Cliff and at Colorado National Monument. Join our vendor, Front Range Climbing, for a day of outdoor rock climbing to complete some of the requirements for the Climbing Adventure badge. No prior climbing experience is required, and this opportunity is open to all Brownies – Ambassadors. Sign up on the GSCO event calendar.
Troop Adventure Days at Camp – Summer 2021
New Lazy Acres dates July 31 and August 1 just added!
Join us for a Troop Adventure Day this summer! Troop Adventure Days are a full day of programming with options like high ropes course, team-building, rock climbing, archery, nature programs, badge program, and more! Troops can extend their stay for the whole weekend by booking a cabin on the property (GSCO COVID – 19 overnight guidelines must be followed). Read more about program descriptions, pricing and FAQs. Find registration information on the GSCO event calendar.
Patches: Outdoor Skills & Get Outdoors Challenge
We are excited to announce the new GSCO Outdoor Skills Patch program! This is a progressive four-level patch that encourages girls to master several outdoor skills such as knot tying, fire building, outdoor cooking, navigation, outdoor gear, tools and more. It is designed for girls to work on and earn throughout their entire time as Girl Scouts.
Now is your chance to earn the spring/summer section of the GSCO Get Outdoors Challenge Patch! You can earn the patch this month by complete the required number of activities at each Girl Scout level.
Need another challenge? Summer the perfect time to head outdoors. Join Girl Scouts of the USA’s Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge—complete the designated number of activities and earn yourself a cool new patch. Use #gsoutdoors to share your story and to see how other girls are completing this fun outdoor challenge.
Colorado State Park Events
We are excited to continue our partnership with Colorado Parks & Wildlife and encourage Girl Scouts across the state to visit their state parks!
- Discover Castlewood Canyon State Park — July 1
- Archery & Fishing at Staunton State Park — July 24
- Wild Nature at Lory State Park — July 25
Earn GSCO’s new Gardening patch
Girl Scouts of Colorado’s NEW Gardening patch program is a customizable program that covers topics surrounding biology, ecology, art, and naturalism, as well as lessons celebrating plant biodiversity and plant pollinators. There is even an extra lesson that teaches Girl Scouts about diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts through growing and celebrating the biodiversity of plants!
Join us Wednesday, June 16 at 4 p.m. for the virtual kick-off of our Summer Gardening patch program.
Complete your ACH Forms and Volunteer Agreements
The Annual Troop Report (ATR) is the required end-of year-financial report for troops and service units. The ATR also provides GSCO information about a troop’s, service unit’s, or outdoor program group’s participation for the year and plans for the next year. Submit your ATR by June 15 to qualify for troop and service unit Early Bird incentives. The ATR may take 20-30 minutes to complete.
2022 ACH Form and Product Program Volunteer Agreements
In addition to renewing your membership, troops are asked to complete an ACH form at the start of each Girl Scout membership year.
Completing an ACH form is a necessary step to ensure your troop will be ready to participate in the 2021-2022 Fall Product Program and Girl Scout Cookie Program, and be eligible to receive troop proceeds and troop or service unit incentives.
Note: If the ACH form is completed ahead of participating in the Fall Product Program, the same ACH form will suffice for the Girl Scout Cookie Program.
Having a current membership and ACH form on file is also a requirement for being approved in a troop or service unit product program volunteer role.
If you were a service unit fall product manager (SUFPM) or troop fall product manager (TFPM) last year and you will continue the role this year, please complete the volunteer agreement when you renew your membership and make sure your troop or service unit submits a new ACH form.
The same is true for renewing service unit and troop cookie manager roles (SUCM/TCM).
When you renew your membership, volunteer role, and ensure that a current ACH form is completed too, you check all the boxes at once! Doing so also meets all requirements for getting approved as a Fall Product or Girl Scout Cookie Program volunteer – streamlining the process.
You’ll gain access to M2 and eBudde as soon as it opens and be included in key volunteer communications right from the start!
Troop Overnights and Property Reservations
Once a county is in its final stages of reopening level clear/no restrictions, Girl Scout troops may participate in activities that include an overnight stay. Both the county of origin and the county where the overnight occurs should be in the clear stage. View the full list of guidance for overnights.
We are excited to welcome troops and groups back to our properties. New reservations for property overnights will open on Monday, June 21. Tomahawk Ranch and Sky High Ranch will not be opening for new reservations while we evaluate COVID-19 guidelines at those properties. Any new group reservations will need to meet COVID-19 guidelines for GSCO property rentals, which includes limited group sizes to less than 10 girls, sleeping six feet apart, completing health screenings, and other limitations. Read more about those guidelines.
When you are ready to make our reservation, refer to the resources and links below.
Visit this site to check the availability of our properties and book your stay. Start with setting the date range on the calendar at the top of the page and then selecting ‘see listings’ for the property you are interested in.
Summary of each property facilities, lodging, capacity, pricing, available programs, and more.
Complete this form to request additional information about booking GSCO
Questions about booking GSCO properties?
Certain activities, events, and trips held by troops and service units are now subject to prior council approval. The Activity and Event Approval Form should be completed at least 30 days prior to your event, activity, or trip. Activities that require prior approval include any: troop or service unit hosting a money-earning event or activity, troop or group overnight or travel experience or any high-risk activity that requires approval per the Safety Activity Checkpoints. Read our FAQs and learn more below.
Check the events calendar for exciting events in your community. Girl Scouts of Colorado is always planning fun and educational events for girls across the state. Some of these events are highlighted below!
July 22, 4-5 p.m.
Girl Scout Juniors are invited to join members of Google’s Women@ network for an introduction to coding! They will teach them how to build their own maze computer game on Scratch.
July 30- August 1
Girl Scout Days at Elitch Gardens is back! Join us for a fun Girl Scout activity to complete in the park. Discounted tickets are available .
July 26, 6:30 p.m.
Join us at Pirate’s Cove for our annual Girl Scout Swim party! All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Bring a friend and show them some of the fun that Girl Scouts has to offer! This is also a great opportunity to have a kickoff for your troop before the school year starts!
August 27, 5:30 p.m.
Girl Scouts of all ages are welcome to our Girl Scout Night and Camp Out at Rocky Mountain Vibes. For $20/person, they will receive a ticket to the game, parking, meal voucher (hot dog/chips/drink), post-game fireworks and the opportunity to camp out in a tent on the field. Girl Scouts, leaders, and their families must bring their own tent and sleeping materials. This is the perfect end of summer activity! Register soon before spots fill up.
Women’s Week: July 22-26
Reunion Special Events: July 24
Women’s Week is open to all women ages 18 and older and the reunion on Saturday is open to all MMR alums, families, former campers, and friends. For Women’s Week, you don’t have to be a registered Girl Scout or ever even been to camp before, just 18 years old or older! It’s a great chance to go to the high country in Colorado and have fun in the outdoors as a camper yourself. We are hoping to fill our event, while being aware during our planning that changes, or restrictions might apply. Keep your fingers crossed and register early in case numbers are limited. Please contact Penny Roberts, very informal camp director, at (970) 586-1775 or email email@example.com if you have any questions. More information on the GSCO blog.
Save the Date
Girl Scouts Love State Parks returns September 11-12!