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CSA Times: October 2020

Welcome to a new Girl Scout year! Whether this is your first year as a Cadette or you are completing your last year as an Ambassador, we are here to provide information that is fun and relevant to you as an older girl. We know we have said this before, but the theme for 2020 is definitely #GirlScoutsIsNotCancelled. Check out this newsletter to see what is coming up at GSCO and ways to get involved with your troop, family, and community.

Do you have a friend who would enjoy our programs? Tell her about Girl Scouts! With her $25 membership she can participate in so many amazing programs to grow herself and her future.

Help us to congratulate Colorado’s National Gold Award Girl Scout, Julia Trujillo!

Julia is one of 10 teen activists to be named a 2020 National Gold Award Girl Scout. As a senior at Arvada West High School, Julia tackled the lack of accessibility to menstrual products in Colorado public schools and the stigma of periods.

Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors: Now is the time to get started on your Gold Award! Remember, you only have until May 1 of the year you graduate high school to submit your initial proposal.

Get Outdoors

We are excited to release the new GSCO Get Outdoors Challenge Patch! This is a checklist challenge full of fun outdoor activities for each season. Challenge yourself to get outdoors and complete the required number of activities at each Girl Scout level to earn the patch; one for the fall/winter season and one for the spring/summer season.

Troop Days at Camp!

There is a new way for troops to visit select GSCO properties and get outside together! Troops can use Cookie Credits to participate in a half or full day of staff-led programs. Review the Troop Days at Camp program options and FAQs. Please share the blog posting with troops in your area to help spread the word!

Upcoming Programs

Cadette Program Aide Training

Due to limitations with meeting in-person, we have taken our Cadette Program Aide training virtual! Register today to complete the training in the month of November. This training will be a blended experience where girls will attend a live introduction meeting on November 2, complete activities on their own, then practice their Program Aide skills in a live meeting on November 19. There will be three meeting times on each of the live meetings to keep our number of girls per meeting lower. You can pick from the following times

  1. November 2: 5-6 p.m.; 6:15-7:15 p.m.; or 7:30-8:30 p.m.

  2. November 19: 5-6 p.m.; 6:15-7:15 p.m.; or 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Registration deadline is October 29.

Badge Series

Take your badge and Journey earning virtual! This is a great way to explore a badge that interests you, complete the requirements of a Journey for earning your Highest Awards, or engage with your troop or fellow Girl Scouts on a common theme. Registration is free for Colorado Girl Scouts. Check out what is being offered each month and register through our events page.

GSCO Clubs

Not ready to tackle a full virtual badge experience, but want to connect with other girls from across the state? Let us introduce Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Clubs!

Check one out in November:

November 7, 9:30-10:15 a.m.

Girl Scouts and their families are invited to a special session to get moving with the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders! The Denver Broncos Cheerleaders promote self-esteem, pride, commitment, and discipline among young women in our community. This collaboration with Girl Scouts of Colorado offers a rare and truly special opportunity for young women to learn from the experts in dance, movement, and fitness!

Meet an Expert

While you might not be thinking about your future career quite yet, our Meet an Expert series is a great way to learn from women in a variety of fields on what it is like to have their career as well as what it is like to be a woman in those careers. Think of it as a way to get some insider information that you aren’t exactly going to get in your school counselor’s office. Here is what is coming up: Meet an Expert: Authors of When Women Vote October 28, 5 p.m.

November 18, 4 p.m.

Girl Scouts of Colorado and Lockheed Martin Women’s Impact Network present a special opportunity for Girl Scouts to learn about goal setting, networking, and branding! Girls will hear from an amazing panel of women and participate in a live Q&A session.

Trail Adventure Recordings

Be prepared to earn your Trail Adventure badge by watching our Trail Adventure Kickoff webinar! Complete all your requirements for the Trail Adventure badge by February 1, 2021 and you are eligible to receive a free Trail Adventure badge AND a Girl Scout bandana! Complete this form AFTER you have earned the badge.

Save the Date!

We have more amazing programs coming your way, they are just not ready for registration quite yet. Subscribe to the GSCO Blog and check the events calendar to register when the events do go live.

  1. December 2 – Meet an Expert: Colorado State Senator Kerry Donovan

  2. December 12 – Virtual Day of Dance with Colorado Ballet

  3. December TBD – Financial Literacy with Morgan Stanley for Cadettes

  4. January TBD – Healthcare Career Roundtables with HealthONE

Resources

Diverse. Inclusive. Together. Patch

Are you ready to have a conversation about race and racism to learn how to appreciate diversity and honor, and celebrate differences? Our Diverse.Inclusive. Together. patch program is designed to do that and much more. After you have completed the program, you can request your FREE patch by completing this form . Ready to move to the next step in engaging in social justice? Check out our Guide to Engaging Your Family in Social Justice Advocacy.

2021 World Thinking Day and Global Action Award guides are available now!

World Thinking Day is an internationally celebrated day where girls from 150 countries think globally around a common theme. The 2021 theme is “Peacebuilding.” Get together with your Girl Scout sisters to plan what you want to do for this day. Each year the Global Action Award focuses on one of the Sustainable Development Goals set by leaders form around the world. This year, the award is focuses on SDG 13: Climate Action. Check out the guide to learn the five steps you need to complete to earn the award. What a great way to help not only your community, but the planet!

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