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Girl Scout Anytime Activities (field trip/guest speaker ideas and patch programs)


Read a 1,000,001 minutes, Jeffco! Summer Reading 2015 - Jefferson County Public Library is excited to launch this year’s Summer Reading program.  This year, we want to start a reading movement in Jefferson County CO and we invite your Scouts to be a part of it. We are challenging Jefferson County to read 1,000,001 minutes and participate in a county-wide celebration of reading. 

Challenge your troop or a sister troop and see who can read the most minutes over the summer!

Summer Reading registration opens with a kick-off Launch Party on Friday, May 29, from 3-6 p.m. with a celebrity read-a-thon at the Jefferson County Administration Building. Local celebrities will by reading a 3-minute excerpt from a favorite book and literary characters will be on site at celebrity photo booths. We are encouraging our summer readers to share their #reason2read throughout the summer.

Every child begins Summer Reading by choosing a free book to keep and chances to earn more prizes along the way. Then, to encourage children to continue reading, we are challenging them to track minutes spent with books, magazines, websites, audio books, comic books, cereal boxes...anything counts! Children who continue to log minutes each week are eligible to win weekly prizes.

Join the reading movement and Read 1,000,001 Minutes by registering at jeffcolibrary.org beginning May 29.


50 State Swap -  We want to swap with a troop in all 50 states and Canada! We will send a swap to each individual girl in your troop and a postcard from our state. And request that you do the same. We have set up a facebook page called S.W.A.P.S Across America that you can join to request swaps from other states. We will request your contact information, mailing address, number of girls and troop number so that we can send out your swap and postcard.


Kids' Nite Out Across America - A place for kids ages 7 - 14 to be active,

have fun, make friends, and win prizes! Please visit www.kidsniteout.org for

a location near you. For more information please contact

Heather at heather.albright@kidsniteout.org or 720.460.9070 for more information.

 

 


The Denver County Fair - The fair is open to then entire state of Colorado and offers several competition categories including: Farm and Garden, Kitchen, Style, Art, Craft, Holistic, and Geek (stress on science). Project entries can win ribbons and may be aligned with badge work. There are also several openings for volunteers at the fair. To view the flyer click here and click here for a list of competition categories. More information about the fair can be found at www.denvercountyfair.org.


Including ALL Girls - Patch Program - This patch program will heighten Girl Scouts’ awareness, understanding and acceptance of people’s differences and disabilities. There are helpful resource links in the Resource Guide section of this document located on pages 15-44. 


Religious Recognitions - The national organizations listed in this document have created religious recognitions to encourage girls to grow stronger in their faith. The Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. has approved these programs and allows the recognition insignia to be worn on the official uniform, but each religious organization develops and administers its own program. Contact the religious organization directly to obtain the curriculum booklets.


GSUSA Print and Play Activities -  Girl Scouts of the USA has a great "For Girls" website full of fun online and "print and play" activities.


ZisBoomBah - ZisBoomBah - Girl Scouts of Colorado is proud to partner with ZisBoomBah to help girls learn about and practice healthy lifestyles! ZisBoomBah offers a fun and safe online environment. You can get started now by visiting https://zisboombah.myshopify.com/collections/wellness-programs/products/girl-scouts-healthy-adventures. Please email zbb@zisboombah.com with any questions. The program directly links to the Healthy Habit Supplement books for the It's Your Planet Journey for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. Have fun learning about healthy living! Activity Flyer


Songbird Girl Scout Choir - Do you love to sing? Do you remember Girl Scout songs from your younger days? Would you like to sing some more and learn newer, fun songs as well as the "oldies & goodies?" Then SONGBIRDS GIRL SCOUT CHOIR is for you!  Open to anyone of any age at any time for free. Guitar classes are also available for ages 10 and up.  We've been singing for 13 years now, and having a great time showing our love for Girl Scouts at special events, fund-raisers, community events, etc. We meet on the 3rd Saturday of every month, September through April, from 9am to noon. Contact Penny Roberts, director, at proberts@larimer.org or 970 577 2027.


Visit the Girl Scout History Collection - The Girl Scout History Collection is a privately-owned collection of memorabilia, in Denver CO, covering Girl Scouting from 1912 to the present. It is open to G.S. troops and other interested groups. Contact Carol Altvater at 720.941.0152 or girlscoutcollection@gmail.com to schedule a visit.


Meet Juliette Low: an actor presents her story - INVITE JULIETTE LOW FOR A VISIT TO YOUR NEXT GIRL SCOUT EVENT! Help your Girl Scouts know about our beginnings and our amazing founder in a fun, interactive way. Charlotte D'Armond Talbert has been portraying Daisy Low for over a decade by visiting camps, service units, and special event during a 50 minute interactive program (the girls learn semaphores, and more) in an authentic costume with props, historical display and a chance to assist in fly-ups or other ceremonies.  No special technical requirements needed – just two tables! Charlotte is a trained theatre performer and former Girl Scout and GS leader. Programs have included tea parties, Mother - Grandmother - Daughter day,  Father-Daughter party, Thinking Days,  Daisy's Birthday and others. Contact: Charlotte.Talbert@comcast.net  303-519-7772


American Museum of Western Art--The Anschutz Collection: How did Americans get from East to West? Who did we encounter? What did we see? You’ll encounter much more than Cowboys and Native Americans at the American Museum of Western Art–The Anschutz Collection.  We provide a unique, immersive, and intimate environment that introduces several key ideas: The Collection is exhibited salon-style in our restored 1880 building, so visitors are literally surrounded by Western history. Many of our featured artists depended on contemporary literature, poetry, and journals not just for their livelihood, but also as a way to learn about and gain inspiration from the West.
Artworks ranging from 1823-2009 illustrate changing styles and trends in art in a variety of media and techniques. We offer free school tours and provide transportation and parking reimbursements upon request.  If you are a teacher and would like to find out more, please contact us at info@AnschutzCollection.org or call 303-293-2000.


Apple Store- Technology Badges: If you are looking for a great way to earn your technology badges, look no further than at your local Apple store. To get started find a store in your area and reserve a time for a workshop.

 

http://www.apple.com/retail/?target=nav/find_a_store


Operation HOPE provides free financial literacy classes and tools that align with badges for Juniors, Cadette, Seniors, and Ambassadors. HOPE's instructors can set up a time to work with any number of girls at a location and time that works for you. For more information and to inquire about setting up classes, please contact MK Sagaria at marykathryn.sagaria@operationhope.org or 720-855-8870.


Fight Like a Girl: Make your own badge "Sports" with Taekwon-do Classes: Summit Taekwon-do is offering Taekwon-do Classes at 2 locations: 901 Front Street (at The Art Underground), Louisville, CO 80027 on Monday nights from 6:00- 7:00 pm, and at 6560 O'Dell Place Unit A, Boulder, CO 80301 (Gunbarrel area) Wednesday afternoons from 4:00-5:00 pm. (Other class days and times to be announced.) Special Girl Scout Troop rates - 5 classes for $19 or 10 classes for $39 (new students only). Or pay per class - $10 per participant. To schedule your class, please contact Kathy Lynch at 720-273-1282.


Earn Your Comic Artist Badge!: Dan Conner, with Crazy Good Comics, is an educator and cartoonist based in the Metro Denver area. He is passionate about using artwork to impact our community and finds that comics are one of the best ways to do this!  With his series, My Gal, the Zombie, Dan uses our culture’s popular fantasy theme of zombies as a metaphor for diversity.  While not including scary content, he hopes that readers can draw parallels between this fiction and real life situations of discrimination. From brainstorming to publication, Dan can equip your girls to not only earn their Comic Artist badge, but to become cartoonist. They can also work on other badges, such as screen writing, drawing, and others. Workshops include advanced instructions geared specifically to their goals using skills with technology, collaboration, leadership, team building, artistic expression, and even bully prevention. He could also work with your troop to release their comics in a variety of formats. Workshops can be scheduled directly by contacting Dan at gsco.comics@gmail.com. A minimum of 10 girls are required for a three hour session, and the cost of $12 per girl includes all materials. There is no additional charge for adults.  Don’t miss this great opportunity to collaborate with an award winning artist!


Earn your Jeweler Badge: What is your birthstone? What makes a diamond sparkle? Get the answers, learn about the tools used in jewelry making and make your own jewelry. The program is run by Conny Karman, a self-taught jewelry artist, a troop leader, and the founder of IDEA It Lab. Minimum 10 girls required. Parent helpers are free up to the required ratio. Workshops can be scheduled directly by contacting Conny Karman (info@IDEAitLab.com or ckarman31@yahoo.com or 262-352-4795). To learn more about the program, please visit https://sites.google.com/site/gsjewelerbadge/


Career Talk or Web/Code Badge Activity: Women Who Code Boulder/Denver is interested in volunteering to work with troops in the Denver metro area either by doing career talks or assisting with Web/Code related badges. Please note that we are not tied down to dates/times. Interested Troops should contact Elyse Gordan at elyse1213@gmail.com.


Xcel Energy STEM Badge: Join us for this Virtual program to earn your Xcel Energy STEM Badge. Appropriate for Brownie through Ambassador levels. Girls will complete 4 activities from each of the links, below. Troop leaders can print out activities and use the answer sheet to verify learning. Troop leaders should NOT order school classroom-oriented materials, as they are a duplication of the activities already on the links.

http://www.e-smartonline.net/xcelenergy/teachers/xxxxx_get_smart_materials/66410_elec_safety-smart/index.html

http://www.e-smartonline.net/xcelenergy/teachers/xxxxx_get_smart_materials/66710_ngas_safety-smart/index.html


Learn and Earn with Key Bank: Take charge of your financial life. Learn and Earn is KeyBank’s comprehensive financial education and awareness program, designed to address the growing need and desire of consumers to improve their financial management skills. Our goal is to provide access to resources that create a strong foundation for economic stability and growth in the communities we serve. KeyBank’s classes are a great tie into Girl Scouts Financial Empowerment badge offerings. To schedule a class or to have a speaker come to your troop meeting, please contact Manning Sutherland at 303.603.7931 or email her at Kathryn_m_sutherland@keybank.com

• Daisy (K-1)- Money Counts- Girls learn money basics, the different coins and bills and learn their worth.
• Brownie (2-3) Money Manager- Girls learn what money does and how to use it.
• Junior (4-5) Savvy Shopper- Girls learn the difference between wants and needs and learn how to make a savings plan
• Cadette (6-8) Budgeting- Girls learn how to create a budget and save to support a cause they are passionate about.
• Cadette (6-8) Financing My Dreams- Girls get a reality check and learn about how much their dreams cost and what they have to do to achieve them.
• Senior (9-10) Financing My Future- Girls learn how to plan for their future whether it’s for school, buying a house or a travel trip.
• Senior (9-10) Buying Power- Girls learn how to make big purchase that require an ongoing financial commitment.
• Ambassador (11-12)- On My Own- Girls learn how to create a future budget to determine the cost of living on their own.
• Ambassador (11-12)- Good Credit- Girls learn how to establish good credit and compare different ways to borrow money.


Geocaching: Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost! Custom geocaching outing for your Troop with focus on completing the requirements for the Geocaching Badge. See flyer or contact Julie Shimon at thegeocachekids@gmail.com


Brownie Fair Play Badge Program through the South Suburban Ice Arena: Brownie Troops come earn your Fair Play Badge while learning about competitive skating as well as simple skills and games on the ice. Cost is $7 per girl. South Suburban Ice Arena is located at 6580 S. Vine Street, Centennial CO 80121. Contact Sandy at sandyp@ssprd.org or 303-798-7881 to book your troop today.


Radiant Beginnings Yoga: Using yoga as a foundation, Radiant Beginnings gives children and teens a practical, tangible set of tools for managing life’s inherent challenges. It is our mission to empower every student to have the strength and ability to calm themselves down when uncomfortable situations arise. It is our vision that every child be able to learn these tools and enjoy the benefits of integrating them into their daily lives. We aspire to provide our students with self regulatory skills needed to be successful and productive in today's society. Partnered with GSCO, you can now earn badges for health, wellness, and stress management while learning yoga. Our teachers come to your location. Cost is $12 per girl. Please e-mail Connect@RadiantBeginningsYoga.com for more information.


Earn Badges through a Metro District Park Ranger: Call 720-240-5919 or email llacerte@highlandsranch.org to have a Metro District Park Ranger help you earn a badge! There is a $25/hour cost. Many badge offerings including Bug Badge, Hiker Badge, Animal Habitats Badge, and many more!


Modmarket Field Trip: Modmarket hosts an hour long field trip about healthy eating and living. The field trips are located in several of our Colorado stores (Glendale, Cherry Hills, Highlands Ranch, Longmont). There is no cost associated with the field trip. The girls will get to make their own pizzas and listen to the General Manager speak about the value of healthy eating. They will also get to take a mini tour of the kitchen and watch a chef prepare a pizza for baking. This fieldtrip fulfills the requirements for the Cuisine Badge. Contact Catherine Leslie at 303-845-2064 or catherine.leslie@modmarket.com. For more information.


Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Puppet Show: We provide a half-hour to one-hour program on your site that teaches kids what to do when they find injured or orphaned wildlife. To register, please fill out an Education Program Request form which can be found on our website at http://www.greenwoodwildlife.org/education.php. In lieu of a fee, we encourage in-kind donations from our wish list or participation in one of our small service projects. Please contact Jenny at 303-823-8455 or jenny@greenwoodwildlife.org with any questions.


Media Smart Youth: National Institutes of Health (NIH) Media-Smart Youth (MSY) program is a free interactive program to help youth ages 11 to 13 think critically about the media and its role in influencing their health. MSY includes 10 lessons that explore media, nutrition, and physical activity, plus a final capstone project, the “Big Production.” Throughout the program, youth analyze advertisements and make media messages of their own, try healthy snack recipes, and discover fun ways to be physically active.

We are excited to offer two ways for the Girl Scouts to use this free program:

• MSY implementation by Girl Scout leaders
Leaders can facilitate the program with their troops, using the curriculum to supplement existing programming (e.g., to add a healthy living lens to the Media Journey) or as a new program on its own. The NIH provides free program materials and technical assistance to help leaders, as needed, from start to finish.

• MSY implementation by Girl Scouts
NIH is now accepting applications from young adults, ages 15 to 20, for the MSY Teen Leaders Program. With support from an adult volunteer, teen leaders commit to carrying out the full program for a group of younger peers. In return, they receive leadership experience, community service hours, and recognition from the NIH, plus training and $1,000 for program expenses. Applications are due October 24, 2014. For more details, visit http://go.usa.gov/pCwY.

Start the program now: https://www.nichd.nih.gov/msy/Pages/index.aspx


Skating Classes with Skate City: Partnering with GSCO, your local Skate City locations are offering Beginner and Intermediate skating classes! The classes will be held at the Arvada, Littleton, Aurora, and Westminster locations. The beginner skating classes are for new skaters 5 years old and up. The beginners learn to skate class fee is $30.00 for 5 classes. The classes will be held on Saturday Mornings from 9:15am-10am, beginning October 25th and again in January 2015. The intermediate classes are for ages 7 and up. The fee for intermediate classes is $80.00 for 5 classes and 5 practices. The fee is $50.00 if you don't need skates. Intermediate classes will be held from 8:30am-9:15am and you can start on any Saturday. All skaters will receive free Riedell Wave or Zone Skates. $5.00 of all registration fees will go back to the Girl Scouts of Colorado! Registration can be completed at your local Skate City. Please contact your local Skate City with any questions!


Youth Inline Hockey Beginner Practices & Leagues: Skate City locations in Arvada, Littleton, Aurora, and Westminster will be offering Youth Inline Hockey Beginner Practices Sunday mornings at 11am. $60 fee includes: SIHA membership card ($30 value), 5 practices ($25 value), and one pair of hockey skates ($90 value). They are also offering Youth Inline Hockey Leagues for 12 & under and 8 & under girls. League starts October 20th and again in January 2015. $65* fee consists of practices and 8 games (1 game per week) with 18 minute halves. All players must have a current 2014-2015 SIHA membership card, the cost is $30. Complete league details can be found at www.skatecitycolorado.com. Skate City supplies the use of helmets, gloves, and shin guards. Players must provide their own stick! Sticks are available for purchase at Skate City. $5.00 of the registration fee will go back to the Girl Scouts of Colorado! (* The Westminster rink charges $70 for all youth leagues.)


Denver Pioneers Season Tickets GSCO Discount: Support Denver Pioneers and the Girl Scouts of Colorado this season with this exclusive half-season Power-Pack ticket offer! With this season pass, you get access to 11 action-packed DU hockey games. This is a 10% discount off of the normal price. Seats are located in the lower-end sections or upper sections 3 & 19 (blue). Additional benefits with the Power-Pack ticket offer includes the ticket exchange program, online account management and team store discounts! For every seat sold, Girl Scouts of Colorado receives a $20 donation. To purchase contact Cameron at 303-871-3573. (SL082514)


Build A Book Journal Making: Participants will learn how to hand sew a single signature textblock and how to make a hard cover with professional bookbinding materials.  The activity is limited to 14 students in the classroom at Denver Bookbinding Company.  We  will also have a brief history of paper and book binding with samples from the 1600's.  Cost is $15 per girl. Contact Gail at dbbc@denverbook.com or 303-455-5521 to schedule your troop or girl for a class. (SL072214)


The Plains Conservation Center: The Plains Conservation Center has great year round programming for Girl Scouts, including badge workshops and yurt overnights.  Check out http://www.plainscenter.org/group-programs/scout-programs/ for more information.


Custom Healthy Living Presentations at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage: Please contact your nearest Natural Grocers store and ask to speak with the Nutritional Health Coach. Talk to us about the healthy body or eating topic you'd like to focus on, and we will customize a presentation for your troop! You choose the nutrition topic that fits your needs. Minimum of 12 attendees per presentation required. Find your store's contact info here http://www.naturalgrocers.com/store-locations


Natural Areas: The Natural Areas in Ft. Collins offer many activities to the community, including a number that are free or low cost. Visit http://www.fcgov.com/naturalareas/ to see some of the upcoming opportunities available. Please contact Sue Schafer with questions at sschafer@fcgov.com.


The Eating Disorder Foundation: Eating Disorders are serious and complex emotional and physical addictions. Without treatment eating disorders lead to mood swings, physical problems, and potential death. Eating Disorders include a range of conditions that involve an obsession with food, weight and appearance to the degree that a person's heath, relationships and daily activities are adversely affected. The Foundation engages in education and advocacy initiatives together with timely support and help in identifying appropriate treatment options for individuals with eating disorders and their families. We regularly go to schools around Colorado presenting and informing adolescents and young adults on eating disorders. These are great presentations that hope to educate those who attend on prevalence, self- acceptance and love for one another. We would love to bring our program to your troop or service unit. Please contact Aryn Bartman at abartman@eatingdisorderfoundation.org or 303-322-3373 to schedule a program.


Explore a local wildlife Refuge and earn badges: Two Ponds NWR is a nearby natural resource for Girl Scouts to access in order to help achieve badges for all ages. Free self-led and staff-lad programs are available May - September. One need not register to take advantage of this ongoing opportunity nor reserve a program if self or troop-led. For staff and volunteer-led programs please contact Seth_Beres@fws.gov or 303-289-0867. http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Two_Ponds/.

Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge is located at 9210 W. 80th Ave., Arvada, CO 80005

Badges you can earn:

  • Daisy - Clover & Rosie Petals
  • Brownie - Hiker & Naturalist (Bugs) Badges
  • Juniors - Gardner & Animal Habitat Badges
  • Cadettes - Night Owl & Trees Badge

Live Audience Needed for The Homework Hotline on DPStv: DPStv hosts a television show for all middle through high school students to get help with homework. Every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Emily Griffith High School teachers Whitney McCabe and Becka Hendricks are available to help students through various assignments from history to geometry. All school subjects are welcome.

We are looking to build a live audience interaction. Each week we would like one small (no more than 15) boy or girl scout troop to join us in the studio to be a part of and watch our live show.  We want a different troop each week.  We are hoping to incorporate the troops as part of the show starting in February. The scouts would have a tiny bit of homework before the show.  We would like each one of them to be prepared to ask one English and one Math question.  We may not use all of the questions, but we would like them to be prepared none the less.  They also need to have their parents sign the attached release form.  They can bring it to the taping or if the leader can scan and email them to Nancy Snyder at NANCY_SNYDER@dpsk12.org.

The show can be found on Comcast Channel 22 in Denver and will be live streamed at http://bit.ly/1mYQnKx. Students can ask their questions by phone, Twitter, email or text, and now in person! You can text questions to 970-880-3371, call in to be live on air at 720-423-4980, email homework@emilygriffith.edu, or Tweet @eghomework. DPStv is based out of Emily Griffith Technical College and serves both EG Tech and Denver Public Schools.


Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program and Art Contest: The Junior Duck Stamp Program (JDS) annual contest is in full flight, and all Colorado students (K-12) are welcome to participate. This free art and science program is designed to teach wetlands habitat and waterfowl conservation to America’s youth. JDS participants employ scientific and wildlife observation principles to learn about the subject matter, and then communicate that knowledge visually by creating an entry to the JDS art contest. This non-traditional pairing of subjects brings new interest to both the sciences and arts to students throughout the state, while fostering a greater awareness of and conservation ethic toward our nation’s natural resources.  The JDS contest begins each fall and proceeds through spring as students submit their artwork to their state coordinator. Students at the state level are then judged in four groups, according to grade level. Three first, second, and third place entries are selected for each group. A “best of show” is then selected by the judges from the first-place winners. Each state’s best of show is submitted to the Duck Stamp Office in Washington D.C., and entered into the national contest.   The first-place design from the national contest is used to create the official Junior Duck Stamp for the following year. These stamps are sold by the U.S. Postal Service for $5 each. Proceeds from sales support environmental education, and provide awards and scholarships for the students, teachers, and schools that participate in the program. For more details on how Colorado students, teachers, and schools in your area can participate in this fun educational program, see these links.

Guide - http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck/curriculum/educatorsguide.html

Brochure - http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck/2014JDSPBrochureSDFFinal-small.pdf

Two Ponds - http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Two_Ponds/

Slideshow – http://share.shutterfly.com/view/flashShareSlideshow.jsp?sid=8CbNm7FuxaqOoo

For further information, contact Colorado State Coordinator Seth Beres at (303) 289-0867 or seth_beres@fws.gov

Are you or your girls interested in participating in the Junior Duck Stamp Contest? If so, make sure you: 1.) Review and print contest rules and forms. 2.) Read the contest rules carefully and make sure you meet the requirements. 3.) Begin researching and preparing your entry. 4.) Fill in the entry form completely and affix it to the back of your entry. 5). Mail your entry to your state coordinator by the deadline. It's as simple as that!


Dances with Branches through Tree Climbing Colorado - Suitable for Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, and Adults. Experience the beauty and wonder of your surroundings from the top of a tall tree. Girl Scouts will learn basic skills with ropes, knots, and climbing before being led up into the canopy on ropes using safe and easy-to-learn techniques with professionals. Partnered with GSCO, girls will earn their Trees Badge. There are several sites throughout Metro Denver and Northern Colorado to accommodate all groups. Cost is $30 per person. Please contact Harv "Ponderosa" Teitelbaum at Harv@treeclimbingco.com or 303-877-1870 for more information or to reserve a date for your troop.


Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys - Located in a historic home just west of City Park in Denver, the museum features exhibits of artisan dollhouses, historic toys and antique and international dolls.  Whether you are working Try-Its, Badges or Journeys or just looking for a fun outing, our staff can help you plan a great field trip for Girl Scouts of all ages at the Denver Museum of  Miniatures, Dolls and Toys. The museum offers craft workshops, guided tours and seasonal crafts for troops.  We can work with your needs to help your troop meet the requirements of a particular badge or just create special memories in this unique setting.  Field trips typically last 90 minutes and fees for workshops and admission start at $6 per girl.  (Prices vary based on activities scheduled.) Our most popular workshops for Girl Scouts are finger puppets, folk dolls, and Gingerbread Houses in December. Contact the Assistant Director at 303-322-1053 or education@dmmdt.org for details and availability.

 


US Mint – Visit the US Mint in Denver for site tours and or contact them to schedule financial education outreach programming. Guided tours are 45 minutes in length. Tours start every 90 minutes beginning at 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday (excluding federal holidays). You are encouraged to make your reservation as early as possible since a limited number of tours are available. Reservations are required for all tours. General tour information: 303-405-4761. You can register online here. To schedule financial educational outreach programming, complete and submit the attached request form or call 303-405-4755 for more information.


CPR/ First Aid Classes through GS Troop 50162 for C/S/A/A: CPR/ First Aid classes are offered about once a month in the Lakewood area, and the card you get is good for 2 years. You also get to keep the book and get lunch included in the price of $50.00 per person (Denver Metro area). Traveling prices vary, please call to discuss. To register or check availability of dates, contact Holly Hodges @ 720-208-8695 or hhodges_1@juno.com.


Apron Strings Girl Scout Cooking Classes - Earn cooking badges and learn a foolproof, fabulous recipe in a fun, casual atmosphere with Heather at Apron String Cooking Classes in Monument, CO. Age specific classes are coming up Fall 2013. Find them on our Activity Finder or go directly to her website to search/register. If classes are full, please contact her and she can find another date that works for your troop.


Four Mile Historic Park - Take a step back in time to where the frontier comes to life!  The Four Mile House was the last stop coming west to Denver along the Cherokee Trail. Girl Scout groups can customize their Journey or Badge earning experience to include 3 activities in a 2 hour time frame.  Choose from activities like Gold Panning, Butter Making, Prairie School, Pioneer games and many more!  2 week advance registration is required for group activities.  Groups can also visit the park through regular admission.  Call:  720-865-0814, or visit http://www.fourmilepark.org/ (click "education", then "scouts")  or email education@fourmilepark.org


Brownie Journey Day - Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch in Aurora: Dip into the wonderful world of water as you fulfill requirements for the WOW:  Wonders of Water Journey.   Learn about water around the world, the water cycle, where our water comes from and our role in conserving it and keeping it clean through a series of fun, interactive and engaging activities, including a chance to explore a creek and see what creatures in our neighborhood need clean water to survive. (weather permitting)  $2 per scout, 10 scout minimum. Contact Joy at the Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch in Aurora, 303-739-2428, or jethomps@auroragov.org, for more details or to schedule your troop.


Daisy Between Earth and Sky Journey Day - Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch in Aurora: Celebrate the earth while completing your “between earth and sky” journey.   Write a recipe for dirt, make a plant necklace, take a nature hike to discover colors, plants and wildlife, take a seed survey, and so much more.  Be prepared for tons of hands-on fun! $2 per scout, 10 scout minimum. Contact Joy at the Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch in Aurora, 303-739-2428, or jethomps@auroragov.org, for more details or to schedule your troop.


Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum Opportunities

  • Aviation Exploration: Tour of the museum with introduction to theory and aircraft propulsion. Includes access to cockpits of select aircraft.
  • Flight Adventure: In addition to the Aviation Exploration tour, learn basic functions of aircraft instruments and control systems and apply that learning using a computer flight simulator.
  • Flight Engineer: In addition to the Aviation Exploration tour, learn basic aerodynamics and aircraft control surfaces by constructing and test flying a model aircraft.
  • Project Pilot: A team challenge! Attend an aviation ground school to learn basic flight planning and navigation. Test your skill by flying your planned mission using a computer flight simulator. Includes a museum tour.

Note: These opportunities can be tailored to meet Girl Scout Journey or badge requirements for the specific age level of girls attending (especially for Junior: aMUSE and Cadette: Breathe). For details and to schedule a program, contact the Museum Education Department at 303-360-5360 x116


Learn Robotics with Sphero - Orbotix, a company located in downtown Boulder, wants to work with Girl Scouts and their parents interested in learning how to program using Sphero robots. Sphero is a robotic ball gaming system and has several levels of programming - from beginner to expert. The class is about an hour and half long, and open to Girl Scouts of any age.  Girls need no programming experience. This workshop can help girls earn their Digital Arts or Creative Play badge. To set up a time for your troop to experience Sphero robotics, contact Adam Williams, awilliams@orbotix.com, 970-817-1644

Check out ways to play with Sphero!
www.gosphero.com


Explorations in Arts: Sol-Via Modern Arts offers programming  in Music, Theatre, Dance, Visual Arts, Arts Technology, and Multicultural Arts for all age groups. Workshops are conducted at your troop meeting location.  Visit their website for a list of potential workshop titles. http://sol-via.com/ They can customize a workshop to fit your troop's needs and areas of focus.  There is a flat fee for each workshop for up to 25 participants. 60 minutes: $100, 90 minutes: $150, 120 minutes: $200. For more information, contact CEO Regina Dunda: Regina.Dunda@Sol-Via.com or call 720-213-4988


Learn about Archaeology and Indian Rock Art - The Colorado Archaeological Society (CAS) has developed a program to help children at third and fourth grade levels learn about the people that have lived near Denver for thousands of years. CAS has offered to present their program to our troops. The presentation includes a slide show and an activity where the girls will learn about these ancient people and their art while emphasizing the importance of avoiding damage to the art work. The program lasts for 1 ½ hours but it can be adjusted to the time available. For information or to schedule a presentation for your troop, please contact Betsy Weitkamp at 303-722-1656 or elaw@q.com


Helicopter Aviation Tour - Interested in learning about aviation or becoming a pilot? Former Girl Scout, Ronnie Johnson - a helicopter flight instructor with Front Range Helicopters - has offered to provide free tours of the airport and information about how to become a pilot to interested girl scouts and troops! The flight school is located at the Loveland/Fort Collins Airport, and Ronnie can setup a personal tour for up to 12 girls at a time. If interested, please contact Ronnie directly at ronnieheligirl@gmail.com.


Horseback Riding - Below is a list of riding facilities and instructors throughout Colorado as a reference for Girl Scouts. Some locations may offer discounts to Girl Scouts or large groups – please confirm when registering. Note some of these are seasonal and are not open in winter. To keep the list from being too long, we have included two websites that are a general database for CHA certified instructors and for trail riding facilities.

Riding facilities and liveries:
Near Magic Sky Ranch
• Sundance Trail Guest Ranch / 17931 Red Feather Lakes Rd, Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545 / 970-224-1222 / www.sundancetrail.com
• Beaver Meadows Ranch Resort / 100 Marmot Dr. #1, Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545 / 970-881-2450 / www.beavermeadows.com

Near Meadow Mountain Ranch
• Sombrero Stables - Allenspark Livery / Allenspark Village, CO / 303-747-2551 (ask about the Happy Trails patch)
• Peaceful Valley Ranch / 475 Peaceful Valley Road, Lyons, CO / 303-747-2881
• Glacierview / 303-459-0771 / (may offer rides to public)
• Sombrero Stables / Hwy 34 Estes Park, CO / 970-586-4577 / (year round riding)
• Elkhorn Lodge - O’Dells Trail Rides / 600 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517 / 970-402-1486

Near Tomahawk Ranch
• Northfork Ranch / 55395 U.S. 285, Shawnee, CO 80475 / 303-838-9873 / www.northforkranch.com
• Bear Mt Stables / 11778 Wonder Drive, Conifer, CO 80433 / www.bearmtnstables.com
• Bear Creek Stables / P.O. Box 118, Morrison, CO 80465 / 303-697-9666 Office@BearCreekStablesColorado.com / www.bearcreekranchcolorado.com

Near Sky High Ranch
• Historic Triple B Ranch / 27640 Hwy 67, Woodland Park, CO 80866 / 719-687-8899 / guestservices@triplebranch.com / www.TripleBRanch.com
• Academy Riding Stables / 4 El Paso Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO / 719-633-5667 / www.academyridingstables.com

For Lessons:
• Colorado Riding Academy / 7062 Rafter Road, Franktown, CO / 303 840 7105 / info@coloradoridingacademy.net / www.coloradoridingacademy.net
• Quintessential Arabians/Camp Kit’N'Kaboodle / 25935 Judge Orr Road Calhan, CO 80808 / 719-683-9043
• Milemakers – endurance riding / PO Box 282 /Larkspur, CO 80118 / 303-249-7630 / www.milemakers.com
• Equine 808 Horse Rescue Colorado / Ellicott, CO / 719-213-9144 / Horses@equine808.com / www.equine808.com
• CHA Certified riding instructors:  http://cha-ahse.org/store/pages/42/Instructor-Recertification.html

For Trailrides:
• CDGRA Colorado Dude Guest Ranch Association / www.coloradoranch.com
• Sombrero Riding Stables - statewide locations / www.sombrero.com
• Dude Ranch Association / http://www.duderanch.org/colorado-dude-ranch
• Keystone Stables / West Keystone Keystone, CO 80435 / 800-354-4386 / http://www.keystoneresort.com/activitiesdetail/key+-+stables+summer.axd
• Gateway Canyons / 43200 Hwy 141, Gateway, CO 81522 / 970-931-2458 / www.gatewaycanyons.com
• Rim Rock Adventures / 927 HWY 340 Fruita, CO 81521 / 970-858-9555 / www.rradventures.com
• C Lazy U Ranch / 3640 Colorado 125, Granby, CO 80446 / 970-887-3344 / www.clazyu.com
• Elk Mountain Ranch / PO Box 910, Buena Vista, CO / 719 539-4430 / www.elkmtn.com
• Glenwood Adventure Company / 723 Cooper Ave / Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 / 970-945-7529 / www.glenwoodadventure.com
• Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch / 2939 N. County Road 31D Loveland, CO 80538-9763 / 970-667-3915 / ranch@sylvandale.com