Celebrate Month of the Military Child
Join Girl Scouts of Colorado as we celebrate the bravery and achievements of our military, military-connected children, and their families. During Month of the Military Child in April 2021, we have several ways that you can appreciate their tremendous service and sacrifice at home in the United States and overseas.
April 15 – Purple Up! Show your support and celebrate military-connected children by wearing purple. Purple represents the joint environment of the military and encompasses all service branches, Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, and veterans.
April 20- View from My Window Art Workshop for military-connected children
Celebrate Month of the Military Child through art! Each year the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) encourages military-connected children to express their creative side. This year’s theme is “The View from My Home,” showcasing the varying life experiences through the different military branches.
April 27- Meet an Expert: Brigadier General Linell A. Letendre
Brigadier General Linell A. Letendre is also a robotics lawyer and aeronautical engineering graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy. She will talk about her career, education, and experience in the U.S. Air Force.
The Carla Montana Distinguished Military Veteran Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund
Carla grew up in a family where service to one’s country and friendship to sister Girl Scouts were important values. In honor of Carla’s military service, love of Girl Scouts and travel, Carla’s family has made a generous lead gift to establish The Carla Montana Distinguished Military Veteran Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund. In March 2020, we reached out to Girl Scout supporters and military families with a challenge to raise a minimum of $10,000 to complete this endowment. Thanks to donations from many of you and a generous matching gift we have achieved this goal.
Distributions from the endowment will provide Colorado Girl Scouts from military families with scholarships to experience the learning, joy and camaraderie acquired through travel and adventure.
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