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Fun Girl Scout activities in July

Looking for something fun to do this summer with your troop? Troop 72418 has 2 events in Boulder planned for the Girl Scout community. Bring your troop or bring your daughter. Or make a recruiting event and bring girls’ friends.

First, on Saturday July 16th bring your girls to a Scavenger Hunt on the Pearl Street Mall. The scavenger hunt will be made in advance and presented by Troop 72418. There are two time options available: 10-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m. Pick the time that works best for you and enjoy some time as a troop before or afterwards with a meal or snack on the mall. This is not a drop off event, but a great team building event. Or your girls can bring a friend interested in Girl Scouts. We’ll meet at Barker Park just off Pearl Street (1518 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302). Fun patch included and some prizes. Register here.

Second, on Saturday July 23rd from 2-3:30 p.m. bring your girls to a Girl Scout Ice Cream Social. Girl Scout Troop 72418 is hosting a Girl Scout Ice Cream Social from 2:00pm-3:30pm on Sat. July 23rd. It’s social, it’s got crafts, & it’s got ice cream! And every Girl gets a fun patch! Please join us to meet other Girl Scouts and have a little fun. It’s also a fundraiser for our troop. Our funds will go towards the girls working on their Silver Awards and troop travel. Please bring your girl(s) from 2-3:30 p.m. for ice cream sundaes and for ice cream themed crafts. Adults can enjoy ice cream, too.

At Mt. View Church in Boulder. 355 Ponca Place. Boulder, CO 80303 This is NOT a drop off event. Bring your troop with Safety adult ratios or adults with their daughter(s). Please pay for each person eating ice cream – adults are welcome to eat ice cream, too! Register here.

Older Girls UN Sustainable Development Goals Opportunity

All Girl Guides and Girl Scouts age 13-17 are invited to the Sustainable Development Goals Dialogue Series.

This July, Generation Global is hosting the SDG Dialogue Series for young people to learn about the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by participating in interactive learning activities and virtual dialogues.

Starting July 4th, over a four-week period, participants will learn about select SDGs such as Good Health and Well-Being (SDG 3), Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8), Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10), and Climate Action (SDG 13).

There is no cost to join the series and young people who enroll in the program will:

– Gain knowledge and understanding of global topics and select United Nations SDGs
– Use the five skills of dialogue to share personal stories and ideas about different SDGs
– Make connections with global peers to learn and understand each other’s experiences
– Earn a certificate or a special golden badge on completing one or more topics

All you have to do is sign up at this link by Monday, June 27th. 

Paint the park purple

Explore some fun outdoor activities while creating your own unique purple rock. What is your favorite color? Is it purple? Even if it isn’t, come enjoy a fun morning at the park and help us paint the park purple!

Girl K-5 grade (Pre-K, Daisies, Brownies, Juniors), you are invited to show your creative side and help us paint the park purple.

Dress in purple that day! Take a look around, and see if you have anything purple you can wear to the park.

This event will happen at the at City Park Outdoor Pavilion.

Date: 06/11/2022 (Sat.)
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Bring water and sunscreen!

This is not a drop-off event. All girls must be accompanied by their caregiver or attend with their troop. Contact organizer by calling Lisa Sanchez at 719-225-7303 or sign up now!

‘On my honor…’ contest opens June 1

Listen up, Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies and Juniors! If you know the Girl Scout Promise by heart and you enthusiastically live it every day, enter the ‘On my honor’ contest for a chance to showcase your Girl Scout spirit in front of more than 600 metro Denver area Girl Scout supporters!

To enter, please capture a video of yourself in uniform reciting The Girl Scout Promise (just the Promise, not the whole law) and then say your name and tell us why The Girl Scout Promise is important to you. Your video should be no more than 1 minute. The selection committee is looking for energy, enthusiasm, personality, and Girl Scout spirit.

Before entering, make sure you are available on the evening of Aug. 25 to be at the Denver Botanic Gardens starting at 4 p.m., because the winner will get to lead the audience at the Women of Distinction Denver on Aug. 25 at the Denver Botanic Gardens in the Girl Scout Promise and Law. You’ll also get a Girl Scout goody bag and the chance to let your Girl Scout spirit shine at GSCO’s largest fundraising event.  The contest closes on July 11.

Submit your video here.

El Pomar funds Colorado Springs Girl Scout celebration

Thanks, in part, to a grant from the El Pomar Foundation, Girl Scouts and Girl Scout supporters will come together on June 9 to share the impact the organization has had on them at an event at the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame.

The state’s top cookie seller, an inspiring Gold Award Girl Scout, and a fearless troop leader, will be interviewed by Girl Scouts of Colorado CEO Leanna Clark and share how they’re making the world a better place in Colorado Springs and beyond.

The event will be June 9, 5-7 p.m. at Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, 101 Pro Rodeo Dr., Colorado Springs.

If you’re interested in attending, please reach out to Martha Johnson at martha.johnson@gscolorado.org.

Calling All Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors!

Are you an older Girl Scout who loves to lead younger girls in activities? Do you love camp?

Join our summer day camp at Barr Lake State Park as a PA or PAI!

We are currently looking for older Girl Scouts who are trained as PAs or qualify to train as PAs to help at our summer day camps.

We will offer Colorado Outdoor Adventure Camp on July 11-15. Activities include hiking, outdoor art, archery, boating, nature studies, and a wide variety of badge work.

 

 

Girls in Science Camp will be July 25-29. We will dive into engineering challenges, nature, chemistry, physics, and we will also have archery!

Contact Renee “Smokey” at smokey61647@gmail.com

Innovative Girl Scout wins $250, rode in the Arrow SAM car

Girl Scouts Innovation Challenge Winner Myla Clemetsen, 12, drives the SAM car in Denver, Colorado on April 23, 2022. Her family also learned how to drive the car. Arrow’s Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM) is a smart, connected racer that former IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt operates using head head movements for steering and breathing through a tube for speed. Photo by Ellen Jaskol/Arrow.
Arrow Electronics partners with Girl Scouts to spark innovative ideas

At Girl Scouts, “if you can dream it, you can do it.” Through the Cookie Box Innovation Challenge powered by Arrow Electronics, Girl Scout Cadette Myla from Arvada made her dream design a reality. By using recyclable materials she built a prototype of her innovation, Helping Hand Glove.

The thought process behind her innovation went like this: Is there a simple device for people with lack of fine motor skills to help them hold objects? Without assistance, some people may not be able to draw, write, eat, or even simply hold a piece of paper. “I discovered that robotic gloves are the only option and decided to invent the Helping Hand Glove. With five strategically placed magnets, it can assist the user in many ways— from helping hold a pencil or pen to holding a fork and eating, to just holding a paper,” said Myla.

In recognition of her achievement and as a reflection of its own commitment to innovation, Arrow Electronics awarded Myla to a ride in the Arrow Electronics SAM car on April 23, at Coors Field. Arrow Electronics modified a Corvette to empower quadriplegic, former IndyCar race driver Sam Schmidt to drive again, using head and voice controls. The SAM car is an example of peak innovation that inspired Girl Scouts as they created their innovations. Myla had the opportunity to drive the car and experience first-hand the power of innovation.

In addition, Arrow Electronics is offering another $250 cash prize to one Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award project that implements design thinking and meets their mission of “finding solutions and connecting people with technology that makes life better.” Any project submitted between March 2, 2022, and March 1, 2023, will have the opportunity to be considered for this Arrow Innovation Award.

The Bronze Award is the highest award a Girl Scout in 4th or 5th grade can earn; a Silver Award is the highest award a Girl Scout in 6th-8th grade can earn; and high school-aged Girl Scouts who earn the Gold Award tackle issues that are dear to them and drive lasting change in their communities and beyond.

“It’s inspiring to see the type of innovations these Girl Scouts have designed, and I’m excited to see what they continue to create in the future,” said Arrow Electronics Global Corporate Social Responsibility Director Joe Verrengia.

Through the Innovation Challenge, Girl Scouts learned what innovation is from female Arrow Electronics staff and how to tap the innovation potential in themselves. This opportunity allowed girls to discover and develop their capacity for translating their own ideas into solutions to help change their communities and the world for the better.

“We have truly valued this unique opportunity for Girl Scouts to have first-hand experience with professionals, products, and lessons around innovation thanks to the support from Arrow Electronics,” said Girl Scouts of Colorado CEO Leanna Clark.

WeAreGirl Scouts
Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work together to build a better world. Through programs from coast to coast, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges—whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for climate justice, or make their first best friends. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alums, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them. To join us, volunteer, reconnect, or donate, visit girlscoutsofcolorado.org. 

About Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics guides innovation forward for over 220,000 leading technology manufacturers and service providers. With 2021 sales of $34 billion, Arrow develops technology solutions that improve business and daily life. Learn more at fiveyearsout.com.

BRONZE, SILVER, GOLD AWARD GIRL SCOUTS HONORED AT WESTERN SLOPE CELEBRATION

More than 40 Western Slope Girl Scouts gathered at Colorado Mesa University to celebrate earning one of Girl Scouts Highest Awards on April 24.

Regional Highest Awards celebrations are back in-person this year are planned in April and May to honor the 800 Girl Scouts who earned Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards this year.

Celeste Fullerton and Jayden Thomason received their Gold Award pin at a ceremony this afternoon at Colorado Mesa University. For Celeste’s project, she launched an awareness campaign to inform students about the dangers of vaping. For Jayden’s project she partnered with the Montelores Early Childhood Council to host a booth at their annual health fair in Cortez, to educate parents and kids about the dangers and impacts of sugary drinks.

View the Flickr album with photos and videos of the celebration.

Reach for the Peak Tickler

Cadettes and bridging Juniors: Come join us for a day-long mini workshop highlighting points of the outdoors skills competition.

This is your chance to learn more about this fun and fabulous outdoor skills challenge! We’ll brush up on outdoor skills including: Emergency Shelters, First Aid, Lashing, Knots, Site Set Up, Fire Building & Tool Craft, Map & Compass and Camp Cooking

May 14, 2022
Sky High Ranch, Woodland Park, CO

Tentative Schedule
7:45 am to 8:20 – Check in
8:30 am – Introduction of Stations and Committee
9:00 am – Let the Stations Begin!

Don’t delay; registration deadline is April 29, 2022.

Registration information and link to RFTP 2022 files folder: https://goo.gl/8eGWxd

Girl Scout Titanic Soiree at the Molly Brown House Museum!

Join us Saturday, April 30 for a Girl Scout Titanic Soiree!

Stations will be set up inside the the Molly Brown House Museum for Girl Scouts to learn about Margaret Brown and the Titanic. The soiree will wrap up with a small tea!

Girl Scouts will receive a special patch for attending this event.

Entries are every 15 minutes starting at 4:30 p.m. Last entry is at 6 p.m. This event will last about an hour.

Price is $20 per Girl Scout and $15 per adult.

Please visit mollybrown.org for more information and to register!