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Connections: March 2020
Don’t miss out on GSCO summer camp!
Making summer plans? There is still time to secure a spot for your Girl Scout at a GSCO summer camp.
At summer camp, the adventure is high and the fun is big—like, really big. Girl Scouts will learn new things, explore the great outdoors, make incredible memories with awesome new friends, and so much more. Come ready to play, explore, discover, and have the time of your life. It’s going to be epic!
Spaces are still available in day and overnight camps. Don’t wait, reserve your Girl Scout’s spot today!
Girl Scout membership renewal
Remember: whether she’s exploring the great outdoors, practicing entrepreneurship, learning life skills, or expanding her imagination through hands-on STEM activities, there’s always so much more for her to try as a Girl Scout!
Unlock her potential with another year of learning, growing, and fun that will set her up for success today and in the future.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Girl Scout membership renewal opens April 1.
Girls who renew between April 1 and May 1 will be eligible for a drawing for a Colorado staycation for their family (valued up to $500). All girls renewed before June 15 will receive an exclusive membership patch.
Trail Adventure Meet-ups
Say goodbye to winter and HELLO SPRING as you explore the outdoors with your fellow Girl Scout sisters. Girl Scouts of Colorado has organized a spring edition of our Trail Adventure meet-ups in May 2020 to encourage you to get out in nature and complete some of the requirements for the Trail Adventure badges sponsored by The North Face.
Attend any of the Girl Scouts of Colorado-sponsored Trail Adventure meet-ups in May 2020 and complete all of the requirements to earn a Trail Adventure badge by July 1, 2020, and a Girl Scout is eligible to receive the badge.
Apply to be a GSCO Delegate
Girl Scouts of Colorado is requesting applications for delegates to attend the 2020 National Council Session.
Delegates to the National Council Session must be registered Girl Scout members, at least 14 years of age, and be willing to serve a three-year term (2020-2023).
Delegates and Alternates must commit to participating in preparatory conference calls and webinars and attending all meetings of the National Council Session in Orlando, Florida, October 21-25, 2020.
Girl Scout Voices Count Survey
Update as of March 18, 2020: The Girl Scout Voices Count Survey has been postponed until May 6.
At Girl Scouts, we care about your experience and we want to hear from you!
In April, Girl Scouts of the USA will be conducting a national survey with girls, parents/guardians, and troop leaders called Girl Scout Voices Count to find out what’s working, and what’s not, in Girl Scouts. We use your feedback to improve the Girl Scout experience for all families and volunteers.
Girl Scout Voices Count is Girl Scouts of the USA’s annual survey to learn how girls, parents/caregivers, and troop leaders experience Girl Scouting.
Be sure to check your email for the invitation to participate.
April 22 is National Girl Scout Leaders Day
Encourage your Girl Scouts to show their appreciation of troop leaders, troop support volunteers, and helpers by doing something special for them, like making a card or taking time out in a troop meeting to say “thank you.” Girls can also submit their troop leader shout outs to our blog.
Recognize an outstanding volunteer by nominating them for a Girl Scout Volunteer Recognition Award. Nominations are due by March 31.
Bridging Ceremonies: Your Next Girl Scout Adventure
Girl Scouts around the world are celebrating National Girl Scout Bridging Week May 3-9!
Bridging is a longstanding tradition in Girl Scouting, where girls celebrate their achievements from the past year and look forward to the exciting new challenges in the year ahead. Why do we bridge? A bridge is something that crosses a gap and gives us access to new and exciting things to be discovered on the other side. Girl Scout bridging does the same thing. It gives girls the opportunity to make the leap from one level to the next!
When girls bridge they have the opportunity to learn new skills (anything from outdoor cooking to robotics), take the concept of “girl-led” to new levels, and start working on one of Girl Scouting’s Highest Awards — the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. A Daisy who trades in her blue smock for that iconic brown vest will someday wear the vest of a Girl Scout Ambassador and work to earn her Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. Once achieved, it shows colleges, employers, and her community that she’s out there changing the world!
Troops can host their own bridging ceremonies, service units might plan a celebration, or join us for the statewide bridging event at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park on May 2. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the interest list for this event.
Discounted tickets for 7:30 p.m. performance. Troops will be seated together. Information about tickets will be posted to the GSCO events calendar late February 2020.
May 30 and June 13
Discounted tickets for 2 p.m. performances. Troops will be seated together. Information on tickets will be posted to the GSCO events calendar spring 2020.
Girl Scout Day at Dinosaur Resource Center
March 7, Woodland Park
All Girl Scouts and Girl Scout Leaders in uniform are FREE for this fun, interactive activity day! From 10 a.m.- 4p.m. enjoy stations throughout the center No registration required. Visitrmdrc.com for more information.
Girl Scout Night at Disney on Ice
March 20, Colorado Springs
Disney On Ice presents Celebrate Memories at The Broadmoor World Arena Special Girl Scout section at the performance.
Girl Scout Night with South Metro Fire Rescue
March 30, 6-9 p.m., Parker
Learn First-Aid with South Metro Fire’s First Responders, talk to firefighters about their jobs, and learn basic first aid skills. Registration will open in January.
Disney on Ice presents Celebrate Memories
April 3, Loveland
Disney On Ice presents Celebrate Memories at Budweiser Events Center at The Ranch. Use promo code TROOP online for discount pricing to 7p.m. performance. Seating chart and flyer.
Save the Date: CO Women’s Hall of Fame Patch Workshop
April 4, Grand Junction
Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to earn a Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame patch. This new patch program launched in January 2019 to provide girls across the state an opportunity to learn the stories of women who shaped Colorado and our nation’s history with courage, leadership, intelligence, and creativity.
April 18, Greeley
What is your Secret to Success? Girls will have the unique opportunity to ask that question and many more of top local women leaders at our first Northern Colorado program. Any girl in grades 6-12 is invited to the program. Email email@example.com to be added to the interest list. Share save the date flier now!
Save the Date: Statewide Bridging at the Royal Gorge
May 2, Cañon City
Save the Date: Daisy Flower Garden Journey at Denver Botanic Gardens
May 17, Denver
Registration will open March 2020.