Category Archives: Inspiring Futures

Inspiring Futures: Fashion Merchandiser

Have you ever wondered who designs clothes and accessories from your favorite stores and how they get there? Are you a creative person who is interested in how you can channel your creativity into a future career? Do you like to collaborate and work as a team towards a common goal?

Join us on October 13 when we’ll talk with Ellen Gillespie, a fashion merchandiser with over 12 years of experience working for corporate retail. She is currently based in New York City working for Ralph Lauren.

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Inspiring Futures: Graphic Novelist

Raina Telgemeier is the author and illustrator of the graphic novels Smile, Drama, Sisters, Ghosts, and Guts, all #1 New York Times bestsellers. She also adapted and illustrated four graphic novel versions of Ann M. Martin’s Baby-Sitters Club series. Raina’s books have been awarded five Eisner Awards, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, a Stonewall Honor, and many Best-of and Notables lists.

In an upcoming Inspiring Futures on Sept. 20 and Sept. 27, bestselling graphic novelist (and former Girl Scout!) Raina Telgemeier will share an inspirational talk about her childhood love of art and reading and how she learned to express herself through the medium of comics.

“I started reading the funnies in my local newspaper when I was nine. My favorites were Calvin and Hobbes and For Better or For Worse,” says Raina. “I started making my own comic strips around the same time, and realized I liked putting pictures and words together to tell stories.”

Raina’s original graphic novels are all based on her personal life experiences, which millions of young adults have been able to relate to and resonate with. Join us to learn more about the process of creating a graphic novel and see exclusive behind-the-scenes content from her art studio and old sketchbooks.

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Inspiring Futures: Technical Director at Cirque du Soleil

What does it take to make the huge Vegas Cirque du Soleil shows happen every night? On November 5, Technical Director, Stephanie Weiss, is going to open our eyes to all the intricate details it takes to make these spectacular shows so many people love.

Stephanie also spent two years with Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus! She has some fun stories about those years living on a circus train and working with elephants.

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Inspiring Futures – Chemical Engineer – STEM

Chemical engineers are professionals who test substances and materials to develop new products. Essentially, they make things come to life and have a significant impact on society! To develop and improve many things, they utilize chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering principles.

Join us at this Inspiring Futures on November 1 with Gwendolyn Juip, to learn about her journey in becoming a chemical engineer. She’ll discuss careers in chemical engineering from lab to factory and everything in between, educational pathways from elementary school science fairs to PhDs and the difficulties, wins and pay-scale for a woman in this field.

Register here for the  Daisy, Brownie, Junior session.

Register here for the Cadette, Senior, Ambassador session.

Inspiring Futures – Lawyer – Life Skills

Lawyers play several roles in our dynamic and multi-faceted legal system, one of which includes assisting entrepreneurs and businesses navigate their legal rights and obligations along every step of their development. Our presenter, Stella Gore, is a New York based merger and acquisition and venture capital lawyer who advises emerging and high growth companies through all stages of development, including through formation, financing, and merger and acquisition. What does this mean? Join us to find out! We will learn about the challenging and exciting world of law, the education and training required to become a lawyer, and the vast world of opportunities that await you!

This session is for Cadette, Seniors, and Ambassadors.

Monday, October 24, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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Inspiring Futures – Space Science

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is the nation’s most experienced space launch provider with more than 145 consecutive launches and a record of 100% mission success. ULA rockets have launched technologies that protect our country, enable GPS navigation and weather monitoring, connect families across the globe, and expand our understanding of our solar system.

At this Inspiring Futures program on April 19, we will hear how ULA is harnessing the potential of space for humankind to break barriers, broaden horizons and realize possibilities not yet imagined. Like Girl Scouts, ULA staff are dreamers about the future! Our guests will discuss the various careers at ULA as well as the esteemed internship program.

Girl Scouts that attend this session will receive a custom special patch from ULA!

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Inspiring Futures – State Parks!

Many Girl Scouts have participated and enjoyed Girl Scouts love State Parks weekend! It is a great experience to visit our amazing state parks and jump right in and enjoy the recreational opportunities there and the beauty of the parks.

Join us at this Inspiring Futures with Colorado Parks & Wildlife School Programs Coordinator, Erin Kendall to learn about her education, career and why she loves working for CPW! Erin will also enlighten Girl Scouts about other job opportunities within Colorado Parks & Wildlife and see a short interactive example of what an environmental educator might do! There will be plenty of time for questions about our parks and the breath of opportunities.

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Inspiring Futures – ER Doctor

What does being an emergency room physician really entail? We’ll find out what Life in the ER is like from Dr. Katie Bakes, an emergency physician at Denver Health and a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine.

Emergency room physicians experience great stress in their jobs, but along the way, they’re saving lives, learning the field and preparing for a lifetime of making a real impact on people’s health. As an emergency room physician, Dr. Bakes works on the front lines, stabilizing patients before directing them to specialists who can take over their care.

Join us as we learn about emergency medicine, why ER Doctors do this job, do some diagnosis of medical conditions and hear about Dr. Bakes’ time in New York City helping with the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Early Reader to Teens Author on Inspiring Futures

One of Rachele Alpine’s first jobs was at a library, but it didn’t last long, because all she did was hide in the third-floor stacks and read. Now she’s a little more careful about when and where she indulges her reading habit. Rachele is a high school English teacher by day, a wife and mother by night, and a writer during any time she can find in between. She’s written eleven books for early readers to teens, and her newest series, THE INVINCIBLE GIRLS CLUB, celebrates girl power and the ability for anyone to make a difference in the world.

Rachele joined the Girl Scouts when she was in kindergarten and participated into her teens. She now considers herself a life-long member and loves talking books with troops! She lives in Cleveland, Ohio with her two young boys, husband, and the cutest dog in the world (no, really…she is!). Visit her at

Join us as she first takes you through a writing prompt that will leave you with endless ideas for stories (please show up with five sheets of paper and a writing utensil (Rachele loves writing with markers and gel pens!) and then join her in a Q&A to ask any and all questions you have about her books, author life, and the writing process.

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Miss Rodeo Colorado on Inspiring Futures

Have you ever been to a rodeo? Have you ever seen a horse and wanted to learn more? Or, have you ever wanted to be a princess? Join Miss Rodeo Colorado 2022 Ashley Baller as she takes you behind the scenes of the life of a rodeo queen. Learn about the role of Miss Rodeo Colorado, what it takes to become a state titleholder and how you can get involved with horses or agriculture!

As the previous Manager of Multilingual Resources and Communication within the international department of the world’s largest equine breed registry, the American Quarter Horse Association, Ashley will teach you about horses and opportunities to get involved with them. We will chat about rodeo, horse care, riding disciplines, tack and more! Ashley can’t wait to meet you and hopes you join her for an evening of fun learning about the life of a rodeo queen, horses and different ways you can learn more or become involved. See you soon, cowgirl!

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