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Connections: March 2022

Registration for Day Camps opens soon!We are excited to launch the pilot year of staff-led day camps in the Denver metro area! Staff-led day camps will serve Brownies and Juniors and will be one-week Monday-Thursday sessions, with a $285/fee per session. Girls will experience tons of outdoor adventure and exploration with programs in canoeing, archery, hiking, camping skills, outdoor badges, nature programs, and a lot of fun camp games and time to make new friends too!Camp dates and locations:

  1. Session 1: June 13–16, Bear Creek Lake Park, Lakewood

  2. Session 2: June 20– 23, Chatfield State Park, Littleton

  3. Session 3: June 27–30, Cherry Creek State Park, Aurora

  4. Session 4: July 11–14, Bear Creek Lake Park, Lakewood

  5. Session 5: July 18–21, Chatfield State Park, Littleton

  6. Session 6: July 25–28, Cherry Creek State Park, Aurora

More information is available on the Day Camp web page. Registration opens March 3.

Outdoor Adventure Club

Calling all 6th – 12th graders! We are excited to announce that the spring – summer 2022 Outdoor Adventure Club event details are now available on the OAC webpage! Join us for a winter adventure at Meadow Mountain Ranch, April service projects, a boating camp-out, and a 14er hike. We are also excited to announce a brand-new Rock Climbing Seriesb where you will experience four full days of guided climbing, earn your climbing badge, and learn advanced technical skills. We hope to see you at an event this spring!LEARN MORE

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month!We always appreciate our amazing volunteers, all 12 months of the year but during Volunteer Appreciation Month we go all out. This past year especially, we have seen outstanding resilience, creativity, and determination from our volunteers as they helped their Girl Scouts navigate an ongoing pandemic. They did this all while encouraging Girl Scouts to act with courage, confidence, and character no matter the circumstance. Visit the volunteer appreciation page on our website for ideas on how to thank a volunteer who has made an impact on you!If you know of a volunteer in your troop or service unit who has gone above and beyond this year, make sure to nominate them for a volunteer award. The form to nominate a volunteer for an award, or to endorse a nomination, will be on our website on the volunteer appreciation page starting on April 1.

Make sure you are writing a strong nomination for the best chance of the award being approved. The deadline to submit a nomination or endorsement is June 30.

Early Bird Renewal is comingAt Girl Scouts, there are new adventures around every corner. Renew girl and adult memberships during Early Bird to discover and accomplish even bigger things with your troop – imagine the possibilities! Get a head start on the 2022-2023 membership year and earn cool incentives by renewing early. Early Bird registration begins April 1.Details coming soon to the blog!

Planning for the 2022-23 Girl Scout YearHere at GSCO we are starting to plan for our next Girl Scout year- we know, so wild! We want to hear from Girl Scouts, leaders, service unit teams, and caregivers. Take a moment to fill out this anonymous survey with your Girl Scout to help impact our next year of council-led program offerings.SURVEY

Free Museum Day and Program Honor Girl Scouts

Celebrating 110 years of making the world a better place.

Here’s to another 110 years of incredible adventures, dreaming big, and doing good!DONATE

Cookie program wraps up March 13

DU partnership begins to take shapeThe sale of Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Magic Sky Ranch to the University of Denver in September was much more than a land transaction. It’s a partnership between like-minded institutions committed to the advancement of youth that will benefit Girl Scouts of Colorado’s members and DU students.

Discussions and plans for collaborative efforts are beginning. We want to ensure all friends of Girl Scouts of Colorado are up-to-date, so we’ve created a section of the GSCOblog for these exciting updates. Check back frequently for the latest news, opportunities to get involved, ways to provide feedback, and more. Some early planning to get excited about: DU Scavenger Hunt for girls, an invite for Gold Award Girl Scouts to the DU Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative conference, a mentoring program with DU’s Morgridge College of Education graduate students, and more. Learn more.

GSCO ProgramsCheck out all the amazing programs happening by searching on our event calendar. Some highlights are:

  1. GSCO Innovation Fair

  2. Construction Workshop with the Home Depot

  3. Virtual Spring Break

  4. Sisterhood of Support Retreat

  5. Badge Series, Hangs Outs, and Know-Hows

Upcoming GSCO Staff Led Events

Gardening Patch Meetup

  1. March 26 Gardening Meetup – Littleton

  2. March 26 Gardening Meetup – Colorado Springs

  3. April 9 Gardening Meetup – Northern Colorado

Fairy Gardens STEAM Patch

  1. May 14 Fairy Gardens STEAM Patch – Loveland

  2. May 14 Fairy Gardens STEAM Patch – Grand Junction

  3. May 21 Fairy Gardens STEAM Patch – Colorado Springs

  4. May 21 Fairy Gardens STEAM Patch – Denver

Inspiring Futures presented by CollegeInvest

We know that there is no limit to what Girl Scouts can achieve for their future. Show your Girl Scouts their potential by engaging them with women in a variety of roles, jobs, or careers. GSCO has curated an amazing calendar of speakers for our refreshed Inspiring Futures program presented by CollegeInvest. As part of this partnership, every Girl Scout who attends programs will receive the patches for FREE.

Upcoming events:

  1. March 3- Improv Performer

  2. March 9- Photographer

  3. March 26- Actress

  4. March 31- Animator

  5. April 12- Animal Welfare

  6. April 12 – ER Doctor

  7. May 11- PilotLEARN MORE

Let’s show Marshall Fire heroes and helpers how much the whole state cares

Girl Scouts of Colorado is coordinating efforts so that cookie customers across the state can support Marshall Fire first responders, helpers, and the Louisville and Superior communities through our Gift of Caring program.

Cookie customers can donate through Gift of Caring donations and later this spring/early summer, we plan to host an event to distribute the cookies, allowing the community to come together to thank the heroes and helpers and include special activities for Girl Scouts.

These cookies will not come out of troops’ inventory. They will be baked and distributed after the cookie program is over. Participating is a great way to help your girls push to reach their goals without inventory in hand.

Fliers and posters are available to download and print and social graphics are available to share on our and on the cookie resources page of our main site.

Let’s show the world what Girl Scouts do when times are tough! We take action; we help others; we make the word a better place!

The Gift of Caring program will also continue to support military serving overseas, healthcare workers, and food banks in addition to the Marshall Fire Heroes and Helpers.

Upcoming EventsDenver Botanic Gardens – Girl Scout Exploration Days Numbers and Art in Nature – Daisies Saturday, April 23, 9:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m. or 1 p.m. Create a Garden – Juniors Saturday, May 14, 9:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Program Fee: $12 per Girl Scout; one adult for every three Girl Scouts is admitted free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings ages 3 and up are $7. Non-participating siblings do not participate in the take-home activities. Denver Botanic Gardens does not supply activity badges.

Beaver Creek Girl Scout Family Ski and Snowboard Day Saturday, April 2 GSCO is excited to partner with Beaver Creek Resort for a Girl Scout family ski and snowboard day including a free lift ticket for Girl Scouts! Girls Scouts will meet a female ski patroller, mountain rescue dog, and work on their Snow Adventure Badge by spending time skiing or snowboarding with their family.  Girl Scouts must be registered for the event to receive their free lift ticket and have their caregiver present at lift ticket pick up to complete the required liability waivers. Girl Scouts must be under the supervision of their caregiver while skiing or snowboarding. Registration coming soon to the GSCO events calendar!

Spring Outdoor Skills Days 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. April 2: Boulder Valley Church of Christ, Boulder April 16: Heart of Longmont Church, Longmont April 30: Good Shepherd United Methodist, Thornton

Spring Outdoor Skills Days: Join Troop 70007 for an outdoor skills learning day this spring to earn outdoor skills badges and get ready for summer camping! Girl Scouts will learn skills in knife craft, compass, outdoor cooking, fire building, campsite set up, first aid and more. Register as a troop or Juliette with a parent chaperone, cost is $22/ girl. Questions?


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