Tag Archives: Westminster

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

 

 

Journey in a Day camp-outs

Submitted by Denine Dains

Metro Denver

Westminster

Calling all Brownie, Junior, and Cadette troops for an exciting “It’s Your Planet: Love It” adventure! Join Senior Troop 3972 for a tipi camp-out which includes the following:

  • One overnight tipi rental per troop (limit two adults, eight girls per tipi)
  • Completion of ALL WOW (Brownies), Get Moving (Juniors), and/or Breathe (Cadette) Journey requirements
  • One WOW Badge set, One Get Moving Badge Set, or One Breathe Badge set per Girl Scout
  • S’mores and campfire activities
  • Breakfast
  • Snack
  • One-hour watercraft rentals

When:

  • Friday, June 28 at 4:30 p.m. to Saturday, June 29, 2019 at noon
  • Saturday, June 29 at 4:30 p.m.  to Sunday, June 30, 2019 at noon
  • Friday, July 26 at 4:30 p.m. to Saturday, July 27, 2019 at noon
  • Saturday, July 27 at 4:30 p.m. to Sunday, July 28, 2019 at noon
  • Friday, August 9 at 4:30 p.m. to Saturday, August 10, 2019 at noon
  • Saturday, August 10 at 4:30 p.m. to Sunday, August 11, 2019 at noon
  • Friday, September 20 at 4:30 p.m to Saturday, September 21, 2019 at noon
  • Saturday, September 21 at 4:30 p.m. to Sunday, September 22, 2019 at noon

Where: Standley Lake Regional Park, Westminster, CO

Check out our flyer here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MhHa2EGdf2wKc9xdPzpyWReNL1LfqG_uH5Xpc5dMfWw/edit?usp=sharing

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

Brave Games: Wet, wild, water Edition

Submitted by Denine Dains

Northern & Northeastern CO

Boulder

Join us for “Brave Games: Wet, wild, water edition” day camp June 10 – 14, 2019 from 9 a.m. -3:30 p.m. at Boulder Valley Church of Christ (270 76th Street, Boulder 80303). Our camp offers girls entering grades K-5 a traditional camping experience, emphasizing Girl Scout traditions, songs, archery (Brownies and Juniors), camp cooking, camp games, crafts and wet, wild, water fun. Daisies will be completing their Outdoor Journey during camp and Cadettes will be earning their LIA Award.

Register now: https://daycampforscouts.wordpress.com/ 

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

 

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Submitted by Mikayla Geeve

Metro Denver

Westminster

I learned about women who are part of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. I researched these three women: Lily Nie, Marion Downs, and Jill Tietjen.

Lily Nie helped Chinese babies from orphans and brought them to America to be adopted. She did this because foreigners could not adopt Chinese children.

Marion Downs was able to change the world by giving babies hearing aids, so that they could learn and read at the same time that other kids did. She did this to help these kids be able to learn, write, and read at the age of about 5-6, instead of waiting to be tested at 9-10. This would be better, since they could have a better understanding of reading and writing.

Jill Tietjen writes books about other women’s successes who changed the world. By writing these books, other women could be inspired to do the same, and do something good for the world.

Overall, I learned that women all over the world can accomplish anything if they set their minds to it, and have a passion of their interest.

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is excited to partner with Girl Scouts of Colorado to provide girls across the state an opportunity to learn the stories of women who have shaped our state and the nation’s history with courage, leadership, intelligence, and creativity. Girl Scouts are future female leaders of Colorado and the Hall of Fame recognizes and preserves the accomplishments of past and present Colorado women. – M.L. Hanson, Founder of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Thanks to Mikayla for sharing her story earning this special patch with Girl Scouts of Colorado!