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Girl Scout Anytime Activities and Patch Programs


Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Troops needed to Adopt-a-Troop! We are looking for troops to provide at least 8 Girl Scout Troop meetings to elementary girls in need. If you are interested please contact Joy Henika Joy.Henika@gscolorado.org or 303-607-4850. Give back to girls who really need it! This project would help your troop earn the awards: Leader in action (LiA) or Volunteer-in-Training (VIT)


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 - 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 contacting programs@gscolorado.org to request your troop be setup. Please include your troop number and level (daisy, brownie, etc.) with your request.  Have fun learning about healthy living!


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


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


 


Non-Girl Scout Anytime Activities (field trip/guest speaker ideas)


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) is in full flight in 2014, 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 the current contest, all entries must be postmarked by March 15, 2014. An award ceremony to honor the top 100 state winners and participating schools will be held at the Arvada Center on May 10, 2014.  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 - www.fws.gov/juniorduck/2013JDSPbroWeb.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! Deadline for the 2013/2014 contest is March 15, 2014.


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.


Mental Health Awareness Patch Program - All patch requirements can be found in the attached document. The program was designed by the International Bipolar Foundation. Here are some additional resources they have provided on mental illness:

For additional resources, guest speakers, and support in Colorado, please contact the National Alliance on Mental Illness Colorado (NAMI Colorado). They can help specifically with a guest presentation on the "stigma busting" activity and also host an annual walk that girls could be involved in. Learn more at www.namicolorado.org or contact elsa@namicolorado.org or Scott Glaser, executivedirector@namicolorado.org or call (303) 321-3104.


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.

 


Competitive Cheer/ Tumbling with Diamond Elite All Star Cheerleading - Diamond Elite is a competitive all-star cheerleading program based out of Denver, Colorado but servicing the whole front range. Diamond Elite provides a championship caliber competitive cheerleading program for all levels ages 10 -18. In addition to their competitive training program, DEA provides personalized high school and recreational tumbling, stunting and choreography clinics. DEA emphasizes the importance of commitment, safety, conditioning, tumbling, and athleticism. The Diamond Elite Program is dedicated in providing the most positive all-star cheer experience from the beginner to the seasoned athlete. For more information call 303-955-0889 or visit them online at www.deallstarcheer.com


The Empowered Troop: Self-Defense for Girl Scouts - IMPACT Personal Safety provides experiential empowerment programming for students, ages 6 and up, of all genders and abilities. The Empowered Troop is a caregiver-child program that teaches participants to read and trust their intuition, find safety, problem solve, manage adrenaline, and defend themselves by setting verbal and physical boundaries. Cost is $20 per girl or adult, and we can come to you! Please contact EJ at 303-956-6643 to schedule a class for your troop!


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.


 Free Fitness & Safety Clinics for Colorado Girl Scouts -

ATA FMA, Colorado's Premier Family Martial Arts Organization is offering Free Fitness and Safety Clinics for Colorado Girl Scout Troops.  They offer customizable program formats for your needs and age level.  Program material can include Stranger Danger, Abduction Prevention and Bully Proofing using nationally accredited curriculum.  Clinics also provide basic self-defense techniques and fitness regimens.  Each clinic is roughly an hour and a half in length and includes a snack and bottled water.  Choose the nearest location to you:  Aurora, Fort Collins, Louisville, Loveland or Summit County.  Clinics are subject to availability.  Call 303-690-0560 or visit their website at www.atafma.com.


Kid Proof Safety Programs - Offered by Advanced Care CPR, classes offered include: Stranger Smarts (2 hours) definition of a stranger, kid and parent promise, instinct, intuition and personal alarm, trick used where to go for help. I Wanna Walk (2 hours) planning a safe route, dealing with bullies, pedestrian, road traffic and road safety, dressing for success. Safe Sport (2 hours) winning and losing well, self-esteem, bullying - how to react dealing with aggressive players, healthy eating, for ages 8-11. For younger girls, Never Be Lost, Safe Kids (2 hours) steps to staying safe, who to choose to help, phone numbers, at home safety, electricity, poison, and fire safety, traffic, bikes, and playground safety. Home Alone and Child First Aid (4 hours). They are currently scheduling classes at group locations throughout the metro area. Please call 303 384-3696 or email advancedcarecpr@comcast.net to register.


Safe Kids Classes - Safe Kids by Personal Body Safety Programs offers classes and workshops about Stranger Awareness, Abduction Prevention and Sexual Abuse Prevention. The curriculum can be customized per age group (ages 3-16) and subject matter. Go to www.girlsrite.com/safe-kids-class or e-mail safekids@girlsrite.com for more information.


Growing up Girl: Surviving and Thriving in Adolescence - Girl's Rite offers workshops for girls approaching adolescence and for those already there.  Our focus is on topics surrounding the physical, emotional and social aspects of growing up. Customize your class by choosing one or several of the following topics: -All About Periods (a favorite for 4th-6th grade girls!) -Body Parts from A to Z -Changing Bodies, Changing Emotions -Social Effects of Puberty  *dating and relationships, bullying, changing relationships with parents, decision making skills -Reproduction and Childbirth. Go to www.girlsrite.com or e-mail jill@girlsrite.com for more information.


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

 


Scholarship Opportunties


Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes - Girl Scouts are doing great things to help other people or the planet, and we want to honor them! This annual youth recognition award celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and our environment. Each year, ten to fifteen winners each receive a $5,000 cash award to support their service work or higher education. Nomination deadline is April 15. For more information and to nominate, visit http://www.barronprize.org/ Questions? Contact Barbara Richman at ba_richman@barronprize.org