Tag Archives: Westminster

Letterboxing with Brownies

Submitted by Rebecca Knight

Metro Denver

Westminster

The Brownies from Girl Scout Troop 60493 recently earned their “Letterboxer” badge. They searched for one letterbox and had so much fun planting two other letterboxes! They want to share their clues with you, so your Brownies can earn their “Letterboxer” badge too. Follow this link to atlasquest.com and share the adventure: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?boxId=310459

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Girl Scout Day at the Butterfly Pavilion

Girl Scouts are taking over the Butterfly Pavilion on Saturday, November 9, 2019 for a special day just for you! Join GSCO for a day of fun activities, crafts, and live animal encounters that will help you meet all the steps for your Brownie “Bugs” badge, Brownie “Eco Friend” badge, or Daisy “Make the World a Better Place” petal!

Cost:

  • Individual adults: $12 (members $5)
  • Individual Girl Scouts: $8 (members $5)
  • Children under 2: FREE

The Butterfly Pavilion is happy to offer group rates for troops if you meet the following criteria:

  • There are 10 or more guests in your group.
  • You pay for the entire group with one payment.
  • Basic Girl Scout troop pricing is:
    • Adults: $10
    • Children (2-12): $6
    • Member Adult and Child Price: $5
    • Under 2: Free, as always
      *includes general admission as well as extra Girl Scout activities.

Girl Scout Day includes:

  • Access to all indoor and outdoor exhibits
  • Girl Scout self-guided scavenger hunt
  • A full schedule of Girl Scout programs, all centered around bugs, science, and making our world a better place
  • Several stations with crafts, snacks, activities, and discussions set up throughout the Pavilion for groups to explore at their own pace — all based on the Brownie “Bugs” badge, “Eco Friend” badge, and Daisy petal
  • A certificate for having attended Girl Scout Day at Butterfly Pavilion
  • Vendors with more games, crafts, activities, and giveaways

Register online now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/girl_scout_day_at_th.html

Please note:

For Leaders: Girl Scouts will still need to purchase the badges that they earn directly through Girl Scouts, but the Butterfly Pavilion will have discounted Butterfly Pavilion badges and patches available in the gift shop to commemorate your experience!

For Groups: Siblings are welcome, please list them as a child ticket. One adult per group required. Must pay for the entire group with one payment. Advanced tickets are required.

Refunds, exchanges, or transfers: Girl Scout Day at Butterfly Pavilion issues no refunds, exchanges, or transfers. Please do your best to get an accurate group count upon purchasing, as you will not be able to receive a refund. You may always purchase extra tickets after your initial purchase, or you may add more tickets at the door.

Questions? Contact Marissa at mcopan@butterflies.org or (720) 974 – 1877.

Fall fun at Adventure Golf

Submitted by Shauna Hodges

Metro Denver

Westminster

Service Unit 622 is hosting a fall rally and fun day September 22, 2019 at Adventure Golf! Tickets are still available and we’ll have fall prizes for everyone to see and fall rally activities too!  Tickets must be picked up between 1 – 3 p.m., if you purchase ahead, but Unlimited passes are good all day!  Ticket prices are: Unlimited Fun Pass – $25, Unlimited Mini Golf Pass – $12, Single Round of Golf – $6.

Please email us at DryCreekSU622@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Visit https://drycreek622.cheddarup.com for tickets!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Girl Scouts Family Information Night – Witt Elementary

K-5th grade girls and their families are invited to learn more about what it means to be a Girl Scout at our upcoming Girl Scouts Information Night. New troops are forming today, and now is your girl’s chance to secure her spot in a troop!

 

Girl Scouts is a place where your girl is free to try new things and just be herself! As a Girl Scout, your girl will practice leadership with grit like a go-getter, problem solve like an innovator, embrace challenges like a risk-taker, and show empathy like a leader—in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment where she can feel free to let her full, magnificent personality shine through every single time. And now there’s even more to explore, with new badges in robotics, outdoor adventuring, cybersecurity, and environmental stewardship—to name just a few!

 

Learn more on Thursday, September 12th from 6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. in Witt Elementary’s Cafeteria located at 10255 West 104th Drive, Westminster, CO 80021.

 

To start your girl’s membership with Girl Scout of Colorado visit: www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/join

Girl Scouts Family Information Night – Betty Adams Elementary

K-5th grade girls and their families are invited to learn more about what it means to be a Girl Scout at our upcoming Girl Scouts Information Night. New troops are forming today, and now is your girl’s chance to secure her spot in a troop!

 

Girl Scouts is a place where your girl is free to try new things and just be herself! As a Girl Scout, your girl will practice leadership with grit like a go-getter, problem solve like an innovator, embrace challenges like a risk-taker, and show empathy like a leader—in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment where she can feel free to let her full, magnificent personality shine through every single time. And now there’s even more to explore, with new badges in robotics, outdoor adventuring, cybersecurity, and environmental stewardship—to name just a few!

 

Learn more on Monday, September 9th from 6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. in Betty Adams Elementary’s Cafeteria located at 6450 W 95th Place, Westminster, CO 80021.

 

To start your girl’s membership with Girl Scout of Colorado visit: www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/join

Girl Scouts Family Information Night – Jefferson Academy

K-12th grade girls and their families are invited to learn more about what it means to be a Girl Scout at our upcoming Girl Scouts Information Night. New troops are forming today, and now is your girl’s chance to secure her spot in a troop!

 

Girl Scouts is a place where your girl is free to try new things and just be herself! As a Girl Scout, your girl will practice leadership with grit like a go-getter, problem solve like an innovator, embrace challenges like a risk-taker, and show empathy like a leader—in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment where she can feel free to let her full, magnificent personality shine through every single time. And now there’s even more to explore, with new badges in robotics, outdoor adventuring, cybersecurity, and environmental stewardship—to name just a few!

 

Learn more on Thursday, September 5th from 6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. in Jefferson Academy’s Commons located at 9955 Yarrow St,
Broomfield, CO 80021.

 

To start your girl’s membership with Girl Scout of Colorado visit: www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/join

End of Girl Scout year bash at Urban AIR

Submitted by Jordan Cadena

Metro Denver

Westminster

Please join us at our end of the Girl Scout year bash at Urban AIR on May 23, 2019 from 4 – 8 p.m. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family will receive ultimate access to the ropes course, ninja warrior course, trampolines, and much more for only $19.99! We will be giving all leaders and girls who are in uniform a free cupcake!

Urban AIR is located in Westminster at 7025 W. 88th Ave.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Volunteer Spotlight: Shauna Hodges

Girl Scouts of Colorado is celebrating extraordinary volunteers throughout the state in honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month. Shauna Hodges of Westminster in the Metro Denver region is a shining example of the wonderful role Girl Scout volunteers play in the lives of girls and our community.

GSCO asked Shauna to answer a few quick questions about her volunteer experience. We hope you find her as inspiring as we did.

Why did you become a Girl Scout volunteer?

I was a Girl Scout as a girl and always loved my troops. I moved around a lot as a kid and the one consistent activity I always had no matter where I lived was Girl Scouts. When my daughter was in first grade, an email went out for an info night at our school and I figured I’d go check it out. I joke that I was tricked into being a leader because a friend offered to be co-leaders and then called me that night and had to back out herself.  We made it work with other parent volunteers and now we have an amazing troop!

Tell us about your different volunteer roles as a GirlScout.

I’m a leader for my troop of fourth grade Juniors, a leader for a newly formed troop with an emphasis on traveling, on our service unit team for Dry Creek 622, and have recently volunteered to become a trainer and utilize my CPR/First Aid Instructor license!  

What have you learned as a Girl Scout volunteer?

I’ve learned so much! I love learning about new Girl Scout badges, initiatives like the G.I.R.L Agenda, and all the great things Girl Scouts is providing to girls. I am a teacher by trade, but I love that I have been able to utilize my classroom skills beyond the classroom to make the experience that much greater for the girls. I also finally learned how to make a decent fire, which trust me, for someone who camping is a challenge for, making a fire is a huge accomplishment!

I also learned what it’s like to have a strong Girl Scout family. In October 2017, in the midst of getting our troop going on our last year of Brownies, I was diagnosed with Stage Three breast cancer. Girl Scouts became the one activity I could keep doing with my daughter.  It became the way I showed her I was sick, but still okay enough to do things together. I went through 20 weeks of chemo, five weeks of radiation, two major surgeries, and have been receiving an infusion medication every three weeks that will continue for a few more months. Through all of that time, my troop of Girl Scouts, my service unit, and council remained by my side. They sent care packages, dinners, and the sweetest cards I could ever hope for. I went to as many meetings as I could, and the girls were amazing seeing me lose my hair and not look and act like myself.  They asked questions, but always in a supportive way. I knew I was part of an amazing Girl Scout family, but I never knew how amazing until I saw how everyone stuck by my side through everything.  

What do you hope girls have learned from you?

I hope the girls learn problem solving, leadership, and perseverance. I feel like they shouldn’t be afraid of a situation where things don’t go as planned and should instead take it with grace and figure out how to make the situation a positive experience no matter what. I also hope they learn to see that there are adults in their lives other than their parents who are rooting for them, cheering them on, and wanting the very best for them!

How has your experience as a volunteer helped you become a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader)?

My experience has really helped me to expand what I am comfortable with in many ways. I can organize a camping trip or plan a badge or meeting off the top of my head when things don’t go as planned, help girls solve conflicts between themselves, and show the girls how to balance a wide range of activities.  

Want to nominate a volunteer for Girl Scouts of Colorado to spotlight? Please email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org. 

“Science in the Summer” day camp

Submitted by Kirsten Allison

Metro Denver

Westminster

Register your girl for “Science in the Summer” day camp, and she will join other Girl Scouts entering grades 1-5 for a week of fun and learning. Each day, girls will explore a different theme of science including dinosaurs, oceans, weather, and plant science. Camp will be held in a park in Westminster from June 3 – June 7, 2019.

Visiting science experts will make engaging presentations, including a special presentation on sea turtles and bird migration. Our days will include a lot of hands-on activities, so the girls are able to experiment with the information they learn.

In addition to fun science activities, your girl will have the opportunity to learn Girl Scout cooking skills. We’ll be making a hot meal for three of the camp days, and all girls will participate in meal preparation.

This fun week will be rounded out by some traditional Girl Scout fun, including songs and games. Younger girls will be inspired by the older Girl Scouts working as Program Aides.

Camp is filling up quickly, register your camper soon!

Register for camp: https://girlscoutsciencecamp.wordpress.com/

Questions? email: GScamp64021@comcast.net

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Cooking with Girl Scout Cookies at Standley Lake High School

In addition to being a Girl Scouts of Colorado Media Star, Girl Scout Senior Rhianna D. of  Westminster is a Pro Start student, a professional culinary prep program, at Standley Lake High School.  This year, GSCO challenged Media Stars statewide to come up with fun and creative ways to spread the word about the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Together, Rhianna and her teacher, Danielle McCracken, came up with the idea for a “Cooking with Girl Scout Cookies” competition. There were five groups of students who developed recipes using Girl Scout Cookies. The goal was to picture and share both the final product as a whole and the product plated (like for a restaurant).

Check out the recipes for these delicious desserts here:

Cooking with Girl Scout Cookies 1

Cooking with Girl Scout Cookies 2