Tag Archives: Waterton Canyon

OAC Mountain Biking Event: Space still available

Space is still available for the Outdoor Adventure Club’s (OAC) mountain biking event at Waterton Canyon on July 24 or 25, 2021! Enjoy the gentle incline of the trail while taking in views of the South Platte River. We will also explore the nearby Denver Audubon Center for bird watching and cooling off by the pond. This event is open to any Girl Scouts in 6th – 12th grade to register individually. The cost is $40 /girl. Grants are available and girls can also use Cookie Credits.

Learn more and register now:

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: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/outdoors/outdoor-adventure-club.html

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.

Service project: The Solitary Bee Hotel

Girl Scouts have a great service opportunity to help build nests for The Solitary Bee Hotel located at Waterton Canyon in Littleton. Girls can build simple bee nests and then install them on July 21, 2017.

The Solitary Bee Hotel project is a community project which will construct a nesting site for solitary bees at the canyon. The Solitary Bee Hotel will be an active nesting site, and will also educate visitors at Waterton Canyon about solitary bees and their importance in the ecosystem.

Solitary bees make up the majority of bees in Colorado (around 70%), and play an important role in the pollination of plants that are in our food chain. Honey bees are well known as pollinators, but in recent years their populations have been in decline. This makes the role of solitary bees as pollinators more important than ever.

Home Depot is partnering with Denver Water and local bee experts at The Bees Waggle (TheBeesWaggle.com) on this project. Local scout groups are being asked to create the solitary bee nesting houses which will then be placed in the hotel structure at the “Grand Opening” event on July 21, 2017.

For more information, contact Philip Cuka at (303) 489-4521 or send email to SolitaryBeeBandB@yahoo.com