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There are tons of fun things to do with your troop! Check out the lists below for some ideas:

Council Patches

Diverse. Inclusive. Together.

Diversity and inclusion have been core values of Girl Scouts since its founding in 1912. What is especially important about the Girl Scouts’ rich history of supporting women’s leadership is our insistence on being a voice for all girls, regardless of their background or neighborhood. In this patch program, participants will have the opportunity to explore developmentally appropriate activities that start the conversation of race and racism by learning to appreciate diversity and to honor and celebrate our differences in our local communities and around the world. They will also deepen their understanding and respect for people who may be different from them and learn how to better relate to others.

Please note, there are different patch activities for each Girl Scout level. Grant funding will provide FREE patches to the first 750 Girl Scouts of Colorado girl members who complete all activity and reporting requirements. Use this online form* to request your patch.

* Please note:  Free patches are only for current Colorado Girl Scouts who have fully completed the patch program. The form must be completed once for each individual Girl Scout. Non-Girl Scouts can fill out this online form to let us know they have completed the program, receive their digital patch, and/or order a physical patch.

Colorado Women's Hall of Fame

"The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is excited to partner with Girl Scouts of Colorado to provide girls across the state an opportunity to learn the stories of women who have shaped our state and the nation’s history with courage, leadership, intelligence, and creativity. Girl Scouts are future female leaders of Colorado and the Hall of Fame recognizes and preserves the accomplishments of past and present Colorado women.”

- M.L. Hanson, Founder of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Girl Scouts of all ages can complete at least three of the seven activities listed on the patch instructions within 12 months and earn the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) patch. 

View answers to the scavenger hunt here.

Once activities are completed, you can purchase the patch via the Girl Scouts of Colorado shop online or in person.

All Girl Scouts should take the Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge before starting their online research.
 

Climate Change Patch

Climate Change Patch with Colorado Moms Know Best

This patch will inform, advance skills, and create leaders in the generation of girls that will be most impacted by the effects of climate change. This patch may be earned by Girl Scouts by doing at least one activity each from the Discover, Connect, and Take Action sections, based on age/grade. Once activities are completed, you can purchase the patch via the Girl Scouts of Colorado shop  online, over the phone, or in person.

Solar United Neighbors (SUN) Patch

Solar United Neighbors has developed the SUN Patch Program that can be implemented by any Girl Scout across the United States! While earning the SUN patch, Girl Scouts of all ages can learn about how solar works, discover solar energy at work around them, and become solar ambassadors to help grow solar in their communities.

Your Girl Scout(s) can start earning the Solar United Neighbors SUN Patch by downloading the patch program PDF. Reach out to Solar United Neighbors directly at getinvolved@solarunitedneighbors.org to let them know that your Girl Scouts will be working on the SUN patch! They can answer questions, offer ideas, and provide more ways for your troop to get involved with solar.

Follow the instructions in the “Reporting” section at the end of the patch program PDF to receive the SUN patches for your Girl Scouts.

Discovering the Wilderness Patch

Gold Award Girl Scout Samantha created Discovering the Wilderness, a wilderness skills program, to teach our civilization's next generation the wilderness skills that are being forgotten. Samantha created this program because she was alarmed when her peers did not know the wilderness skills she knew and she thought all people should be able to survive in the world they live in. Download the Discovering Wilderness booklet to start learning more about the wilderness safety and survival. (updated 9/19)

Stand and Be Counted
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Stand and Be Counted

Did you know every ten years the United States Census Bureau makes an effort to count every person living in the United States? This is called a census. The very first U.S. Census was conducted in 1790 -- 229 years ago! Earn this patch to discover why we count everyone, what happens afterward, and how you can become involved. 

Download the patch booklet.

Listen to our April 21 webinar with the U.S. Census Bureau now.

The GSCO Stand and Be Counted patches are not yet available in the shop. We will make an announcement when patches are available. You can also email retail@gscolorado.org to be added to the patch interest list. We will email the list directly when patches are available for purchase.

 

Crocs Come As You Are

Crocs Come As You AreTM

Girl Scouts of Colorado is proud to partner with Crocs to teach girls to Come As You Are™ (link to attachment)! Based in Niwot, Crocs’ proclamation to the world is to be comfortable in your own shoes. Everyone is unique in their own way and at Crocs, we celebrate one-of-a-kinds and stand together with all kinds. This patch program teaches Girl Scouts to embrace who they are and accept others for who they are.

Contact the shop about ordering patches at  retail@gscolorado.org

Girl Scout Activities

Badges, Patches, and Journeys

Outdoor Field Trips at Bluff Lake Nature Center:

Visit our beautiful wildlife refuge and outdoor classroom in northeast Denver and for a unique and memorable experience! Our environmental educators will guide Girl Scouts through exploration hikes and interactive activities specifically designed to fulfill requirements for a nature-related badge.

Daisies can earn their EcoLearner badge as they get first-hand practice protecting nature, or their Outdoor Art Maker badge as they create nature-inspired art. 

Brownies can earn their Outdoor Adventurer badge as they explore the outdoors in a new way, or their Bugs badge as they experience the world of insects and spiders. 

Juniors can earn their Animal Habitats badge as they learn about the places animals call home, or their Flowers badge as they enjoy the science and beauty of our native flora. If you have something else in mind, ask us about customizing a program for your troop!

Field trips are 1-2 hours long, and visitors are welcome to stay and enjoy the site for the rest of the day following the program. Trips are $10 per Girl Scout (unless otherwise noted). There is a minimum of 8 Girl Scouts to schedule a trip. Adult-to-girl ratios for events must be met. There is no charge for adult chaperones or non-participating siblings. A variety of times are available, including afternoons and weekends. Visit blufflake.org/schools/girl-scouts for more information, or contact Director of Operations, Maggie Willden at maggie@blufflake.org for more information or to schedule your trip!

 

 

 

 

 

Plains Conservation Center

Visit Denver Botanic Gardens’ Plains Conservation Center through their One-Day Prairie Perspectives Immersion experience and earn the “Playing the Past” badge for Girl Scout Juniors. One-day and overnight options available. Immerse your Girl Scouts in the challenging perspective of a child growing up in the 1800’s as a Cheyenne Indian or a homesteader. Girls can explore the prairie ecosystem and participate in activities at the homestead and Cheyenne camp, cook a meal, journal, and connect with the cultural history. Overnight portion includes campfire, storytelling, wagon rides on the prairie, and sleeping in the tipis (weather permitting). Learn more on the blog.

Free to Be Me

A program for youth ages 7–14 that through skill developing activities shows participants that body confidence and self esteem comes from valuing their bodies, standing up to social pressures, and supporting others to become more body confident. This program was created in partnership with World Association of Global Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGS) and Dove.

Leader Guide
Activity Pack for 7-10 Year Olds 
Activity Pack for 11-14 Year Olds 

Girl Scout Traditions and History

Girl Scout History Collection

The Girl Scout History Collection is a comprehensive history of the Girl Scout movement, seen through memorabilia, located in the Congress Park neighborhood of Denver. Thousands of items are on display including uniforms through the years, photos, camping gear, badges and insignia, and dozens of other categories. The collection is not open to the public, but you can schedule a tour for your Girl Scout troop. The tour consists of three or four parts, depending on troop level – a walk-though orientation, group discussion of Girl Scout history, and an opportunity for girls to explore the collection and ask about features that catch their attention. Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, and Seniors may also elect to view the 1918 silent film, “The Golden Eaglet”.

To schedule a tour, email girlscoutcollection@gmail.com. If your troop is using the tour as part of the requirements toward a specific badge, let us know so the tour can be tailored to your needs. The exact address of the collection (Congress Park neighborhood of Denver) will be provided upon confirming your tour.

Tour duration:
Daisies – 45 minutes
Brownies – 1 hour and 15 minutes
Juniors and older – 1 hour and 30 minutes

Learn more about the Girl Scout History Collection on our blog

Download the flyer here. 

Other Activities

Girl Scouts of Colorado & Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Patch Program

"The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is excited to partner with Girl Scouts of Colorado to provide girls across the state an opportunity to learn the stories of women who have shaped our state and the nation’s history with courage, leadership, intelligence, and creativity. Girl Scouts are future female leaders of Colorado and the Hall of Fame recognizes and preserves the accomplishments of past and present Colorado women.”

- M.L. Hanson, Founder of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Girl Scouts of all ages can complete at least three of the seven activities listed on the patch instructions within 12 months and earn the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) patch. 

View answers to the scavenger hunt here.

Once activities are completed, you can purchase the patch via the Girl Scouts of Colorado shop online or in person.

All Girl Scouts should take the Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge before starting their online research.
 

Girl Scouts SUN Patch Program

Solar United Neighbors has developed the SUN Patch Program that can be implemented by any Girl Scout across the United States! While earning the SUN patch, Girl Scouts of all ages can learn about how solar works, discover solar energy at work around them, and become solar ambassadors to help grow solar in their communities.

Your Girl Scout(s) can start earning the Solar United Neighbors SUN Patch by downloading the patch program PDF. Reach out to Solar United Neighbors directly at getinvolved@solarunitedneighbors.org to let them know that your Girl Scouts will be working on the SUN patch! They can answer questions, offer ideas, and provide more ways for your troop to get involved with solar.

Follow the instructions in the “Reporting” section at the end of the patch program PDF to receive the SUN patches for your Girl Scouts.

Discovering the Wilderness

Gold Award Girl Scout Samantha created Discovering the Wilderness, a wilderness skills program, to teach our civilization's next generation the wilderness skills that are being forgotten. Samantha created this program because she was alarmed when her peers did not know the wilderness skills she knew and she thought all people should be able to survive in the world they live in. Download the Discovering Wilderness booklet to start learning more about the wilderness safety and survival. (updated 9/19)

Songbird Choir

Songbirds Girl Scout Choir is in its 18th year of operation and is open to all who wish to sing and learn songs from the past and present in the Girl Scout traditions. All ages are welcome. Guitar class is offered. Song books are provided. The choir can perform where requested wearing royal blue logo polo shirts. There is no cost and no registration is required. Troops, groups or families are welcome. Choir director is Penny Roberts, probertscolo@gmail.com, PO Box 211, Estes Park, Co. 80517 or 970 586 1775. (updated 11182019)

 

The Violet Protest

The Violet Protest is a public effort to send 50 hand-made textile squares to each and every member of the 2021, 117th Congress in support of these core American values: Civility & Respect, Cititzenship, Compromise, Country over party and corporate influence, Courage, Candor, Compassion and Creativity.

The call for the Violet Protest is for makers from across the US to make 8" x 8" squares using a variety of textile techniques. Girl Scouts could sew, crochet, knit, quilt of embroider their squares, but specifically, the Violet Protest can provide a tutorial for a workshop on how to make a "no-sew" square using re-purposed jeans, iron-on adhesive, and scraps of blue and red fabrics. Learning includes whatever textile technique they might employ to make their squares. For the "no-sew" technique, girls will learn color composition, collage and possibly embroidery techniques. Machine or hand-stitched embellishments are optional.

Participation in the Violet Protest aligns with the Journey Series "It's Your World-Change it!" Specifically, Brownie Quest for Brownie Scouts, Agent of Change for Junior Scouts, and Your Voice, Your World for Ambassadors. Potential badges to be earned are "Artist" or "Craft" under Life Skills - specifically Collage or Textile Artist under the Senior Scout badges. Also, this project could align with the "Girl Scout Way" series of badges for all levels of Girl Scouts because as part of the making activity of the squares, Girl Scouts will review the project’s core values for which their square is being sent to Congress to support.

Leaders can visit the project website:
www.violetprotest.com

Through the website, leaders can sign up and then receive an information packet and tags that Girl Scouts will attach to each square they make.

For further questions, leaders should connect directly with the artist organizing this project, Ann Morton at ann@violetprotest.com

Download the flyer.

Global Girl Scouts
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Global Action Committee

Have you ever thought about changing the world? That is what Girl Scouts (and their sister Girl Guides all over the world) do on a day-to-day basis. Global Girl Scouts is one way to interact with girls and communities around the world through participation in cross-cultural learning opportunities. Whether traveling internationally or working on project in their local community with a worldwide impact, Girl Scouts are learning leadership skills while making the world a better place.

You probably already know that there are Girl Scouts all over the United States, but did you know that your sisterhood stretches around the world, too? Girl Scouts of the USA is part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), which includes 10 million girls in 150 countries. All those girls in all those counties are working to make the world a better place – just like you are!

Global Girl Scouts mission: To inspire girls and young women to reach their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world.

Opportunities to support Girl Scouts include traveling the world, earning the Global Action Award, donating to the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund, and participating in Global Action Days.

Questions? Email gscoglobal@gmail.com


Virtual Tours of the WAGGGS World Centers

Global Girl Scout Flyer

Girl Scout Guide to U.S. Travel

Global Action Day Toolkit

WAGGGS Countries

World Thinking Day

On February 22, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides across 150 countries celebrate World Thinking Day—that’s one big celebration!

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), along with Girl Scouts of the USA and the other WAGGGS member organizations, have celebrated World Thinking Day since 1926. That’s when delegates from around the globe met at Camp Edith Macy—now called Edith Macy Conference Center—in New York and agreed that February 22 would now be known as a special day for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts worldwide.

Observed by 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts worldwide, World Thinking Day 2021 celebrates what it means to be a peacebuilder, an important component of our global Movement. Check out our activity guides below to explore this theme—and celebrate being part of the diverse global sisterhood that is Girl Guides and Girl Scouts!

Global Action Award

In 2015, leaders worldwide agreed to work together to accomplish 17 goals by 2030: the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs). They focus on topics like taking care of the environment, making sure all people have enough to eat, and improving people’s health. Although they’re big goals, Girl Scouts know a thing or two about changing the world!

Our Global Action award calls for girls to address the SDGs by discovering, connecting, and taking action in their communities and beyond. In 2020, we’re emphasizing SDG #5 (gender equality). In 2021, girls will explore SDG #13 (climate action) to earn their Global Action award.

The Global Action award is an official national award, so Girl Scouts can wear it on their vest or sash, just like a badge.

2021 Global Action Award Activity Guide for Younger Girl Scouts

2021 Global Action Award Activity Guide for Older Girl Scouts

2020 Global Action Award Activity Guide for Younger Girl Scouts

2020 Global Action Award Activity Guide for Older Girl Scouts

Learn about the Peace Corps. Request a returned Peace Corps volunteer to speak with your Girl Scout troop.

Outside Group Activities

Tours

Interactive Walking Tours: Is your troop looking for a fun field trip, team-building, socializing or an educational tour, while having the opportunity to earn a badge?

Our team of tour guides is available seven days a week to lead Girl Scouts on tours showcasing the unique history, architecture, and landmarks of Denver at a cost of just $7 per Girl Scout with up to three parents and chaperones being 100% free. Specialty tours and customized tours are also available to meet your troops' interests.

Guides are trained in utilizing best practice youth engagement techniques  (role playing, open-ended questions, writing/drawing prompts, use of movement, utilizing all five senses for observation/exploration, pair sharing, etc.) in all of our children and teen tours. 

Click here to view our flyer with information on our tours available to Girl Scout Troops. More information can be found on our website: 
www.denverfreewalkingtours.com. Please reach out to Jill Collins at info@denverfreewalkingtours.com or 720-372-3849 to inquire about booking a tour or for help with any questions.

Athletics

Girl Scout Yoga:  Would you like to offer your Girl Scout troop a unique and fun field trip experience that incorporates exercise, team bonding, relaxation and positivity…. And earn a patch at the same time? Give us a call to find out more about a Girl Scout Yoga class!

Grand Valley Kids Yoga is currently scheduling one-hour classes for the girls to enjoy an hour of fun and learning about yoga through games, bonding, practice and creativity. Our kids yoga Instructor is accredited and certified through Kidding Around Yoga. A Kidding Around Yoga badge will be given to every girl in the class. Cost is $5 per person and includes cost of patch. Call 970-260-6121 or email grandvalleykidsyoga@gmail.com for more information (updated 8/19)

Find your Inner Warrior:  This one-hour session can easily help to fulfill the requirements for "Practical Life Skills" or the Make Your Own Badges for the Cadettes, Ambassadors, and Seniors. Learn from a 3rd Degree Black Belt Martial Arts Instructor, Sensei Shawna (also a Certified Basic Archery Instructor) who grew up in the Girl Scouts. In addition to Basic Self Defense/Staying Safe Strategies, girls are taught how to use their voices with authority, how to walk with confidence, how to use fearful situations to empower themselves, and how to stick up for a friend who is being bullied. In addition, girls are encouraged to follow their dreams in potentially having their own business in a field that empowers others and encourages goal-setting, overcoming challenges (physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually), "grace under pressure" and so much more. Come to see a State-Of-The-Art Traditional Home Dojo for this Seminar (Highlands Ranch), or schedule this on-site. Discounted price of $25 per participant (10 yrs and up, including adults) with a 5 student minimum. Register by contacting Sensei Shawna at shawnaf@comcast.net or 720-290-7398. (updated 9/19)

Badges, Patches, and Journeys

Young Americans Center for Financial Education
3550 E 1st Ave
Denver, CO 80206

Young Americans has taught kids about money for more than 30 years and is excited to offer Girl Scouts badge classes! All classes are delivered virtually. Watch at your own pace or contact us to schedule a live session. Classes are $10 per attendee and includes all class worksheets and badge. Register online for the Brownie Philanthropist, Junior Business Owners badge and Juniors Savvy Shopper Badge classes

Pottery Class for a Badge

The class will include all of the steps for the Pottery Badge. Our location has a Gallery for girls to see pottery by a number of ceramic artists. The class will be in our studio which is a active studio where the girls can see where artists are working. We will give them a tour of the studio which include the electric and gas kilns we use. We will explain the process of making ceramic pottery. There will be a demonstration of ways to work with clay such as throwing and hand building. There will be a couple options of things the girls can make out of clay. They will then be able to decorate and glaze their pieces and we will fire them.

For more information or to schedule a class contact Gary Browning at 303-946-5869 or email gary@garybrowning.com. For more information about the guild go to arvadaceramicarts.org.  Arvada Ceramics Arts Guild 5870 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO 80003

Robotics and Electronics

EEME & Girl Scouts combined objective:
1. Foster innovation in field of electronics, robotics and coding
2. Popularize conceptual and practical elements of robotics
3. Helps gaining programming & designing robots badge
What EEME Teaches?
1. Curiosity By combining hands-on projects with online curricula, we tap into kids' innate curiosity by getting them to build with their hands, at the same time as they interact with quizzes that ensure they understand the workings behind the project.
2. Communication By building a platform where kids can mentor other kids in what they've already learned, kids will learn by teaching. Not only that, they will learn how to lead, how to effectively communicate their ideas, and how to break down complex pieces of knowledge into simpler ones.
3. Critical Thinking By explaining the "why" in addition to the "how," we teach kids how to ask questions and to take charge of their learning.

Elite Dance Academy

Dance Classes/Workshops to Fullfill Badge Requirements. Elite Dance Academy would like to host Troops looking to fullfill badge requirements for My Best Self, Dancer, Staying Fit, and Practicing with a Purpose badges. Elite has two locations, in Boulder and Broomfield, and can provide classes/workshops in either location. Please let us know if there's any other way we may serve you and your troop! We would love to invite all Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scouts to come and dance with us! Please call our studio at (303) 442-3745 or (303) 466-8626 for additional information!

On the Trail to Health, Heritage, and Happiness

This program fulfills requirements towards the Brownie Hiker Badge. To register, email wellness@poudreheritage.org to set up your invoice address and account. The cost is $25 per troop, per route. At poudreheritage.org/wellness-program you select from heritage hunt routes along the Cache la Poudre River. Along the route, the troops answers heritage-themed questions, which they answer by reading interpretive signs. The group also takes photos at certain points of interest. After the route is completed, all the answers and photos are uploaded to our website submission form.

Arts and Crafts Badge

Earn your painting, art, craft, sewing or create your own creative badge at Little Red Hen Studio!- A Girl Scout leader owned creative studio! Cost is $12-15 per Girl Scout depending on the project you choose. 

Book your day and time, ask questions and pick your project at littleredhenart.com or contact Jennifer at 720-938-9876

Climate Change Patch with Colorado Moms Know Best

Girl Scouts can learn more about what causes climate change and what you can do to prevent it. Working to earn the patch means learning skills from research to presentations to organizing. There are activities for Girl Scouts of all ages. Any interested girl is welcome to participate and patches are available in the GSCO shop for purchase. Girl Scouts can work on patch requirements as a troop or on their own, too. To find details about the patch, check out the website

Colorado Moms Know Best is a network of parents standing up for our children by protecting Colorado’s outdoors and quality of life, especially our clean air. For questions contact Jen Clanahan at comomsknowbest@gmail.com

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. 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!

Play-Well TEKnologies

Hands on LEGO Workshops for Engineering, Robotics, or Design Thinking Badges

Play-Well TEKnologies has been running LEGO classes, camps and workshops in Colorado for 10 years! In our Girl Scout workshops girls earn badges while building with LEGO® systems!

Fulfill badge requirements in a guided hands-on workshop with an experienced instructor and over 20,000 pieces of LEGO®. Girl Scouts will leave with a deeper understanding of the engineering world and new role modes of women scientists throughout history. We come to you and bring everything you need!

The following Badge workshops are available for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors:

  • Mechanical Engineering I, II, III
  • Robotics I, II, III
  • Design Thinking
  • Journey: Think Like an Engineer

All workshops will fulfill badge requirements.

Workshops are approximately 2 hours each.

$20/student or bulk rate for whole troops.

Badges are not provided. Girls will not take home LEGO® material

We come to you: Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins areas!

Learn more about our organization at www.play-well.org or contact Brie at brianna@play-well.org 720-515-7309 to book.

Download the event flyer.

Babysitting badge for Girl Scout Cadettes

Babysitting CPR class by instructor JEANius of EasyCPR-Denver.com
Parents are looking for babysitters who are kind and trained, which describes Jean's Girl Scout students. Jean has been teaching the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) classes for 20 years. This 4+ hour Babysitting CPR class INCLUDES full CPR training (infant/child/adult size mannequins) which is what parents of today are looking for. The babysitting section covers first aid, preventing injuries, choking skills, diapering, quality play time, and more. Students leave class with great hands-on skills, video training, a great book, certification card, and CONFIDENCE. Girl Scouts will receive a discounted rate of $75/student. Classes are held at your location. Call (303) 997-9327 or email ean@easycpr-denver.com for more information. 

Before they have earned the badge, Cadettes will need to complete the final step on their own, observing children and practicing their skills.

Horse Experience with Indigo Equestrian Training

2887 CR 39
Fort Lupton, CO 80603

Attention all Girl Scout Troop Leaders! Do you have horse loving girls in your troop? Would you like an activity that is educational, inspiring, challenging and fun? Would your troops like the opportunity to experience some time with horses and earn a badge? We can provide that opportunity, please contact us directly for more information and to reserve your troops spot.

Two-hour group program (3-10 girls): $40 per child
1 1/2 hour private session: $55 a child

Badges that your troops can earn when completing our program (Troop leaders will provide badges):
Daisies- Trail Adventure
Brownies- Outdoor Adventure Badge
Juniors- Horsemanship Badge
Cadettes- Animal Helper Badge

Find out more by contacting Indigo Equestrain Training at 720-684-7238 or IndigoEquestrainTraining@gmail.com and on Facebook.

The Boonshoft Museum

The Boonshoft Museum in Dayton, OH offers virtual badge program for Girl Scouts of all ages. Visit the upcoming programs page to see what is available. All program times are in eastern standard time. 

Classes

YoungArt:  YoungArt offers a drop in art studio for children in Park Meadows mall.  YoungArt  is unique because they teach their students how to draw and use different techniques, and also allow parents to drop children off while they shop if they are over the age of three. At a time when art has been drastically eliminated from schools, YoungArt activates its mission to inspire creativity at a local level. In the past, we have had Girl Scout troops come in and complete many badges in the art category. If you are interested in coming in to complete a badge please email Peyton Ramsey at  parkmeadows@youngartusa.co  or call us at 720-788-6664! Now offering 20% off for individual lessons and Girl Scout parties.

Nutrition classes at Natural Grocers on University Blvd. in Denver: For more information or to schedule a class call Kim Moceri at 303-694-3000 or stop by her Natural Grocers location at 6774 S University Blvd.

  • Kids Class - Nutrition 4 the Win: Discover how the food you eat feeds your muscles, heart, bones and brain. Build a better plate with tasty treats and fun activities! Parents/caregivers - please stay and play. We can all win when it comes to nutrition! Join Registered Dietitian and Nutritional Health Coach, Kim Moceri in learning how the food choices we make help us grow healthy and strong!
  • Building Meals for Superhero Health Nutrition Education: Learn basic principles of meal planning to help remove the kryptonite from your diet and help you experience the POW! Join Registered Dietitian and Nutritional Health Coach, Kim Moceri in learning how to build meals to provide your body with super power nutrition!
  • Can Your Food Choices Save The Planet? How can one person influence change in the face of such a problem? Farmers who raise animals on managed pasture provide a beacon of hope and a way in which your food choices can save the planet! Join Registered Dietitian and Nutritional Health Coach, Kim Moceri in learning how the food choices we make can help to support sustainable agricultural practices.

Over the Counter Medicine Safety: Juniors and Cadettes can join pharmacy students to learn about Over-the-Counter medication safety. Learn how to: - Read medicine directions - Following OTC label directions - Properly measure medicine doses - Safely store and dispose of medicine - Consult with parent or guardian before taking medications If you are interested or have additional questions, contact Sarah Jallen at sarah.jallen@cuanschutz.edu. (updated 8/19)

Pizza Dough from Scratch Cooking Class: Schedule a free DIY Pizza Dough Class at your local Pizzeria Locale to learn how to make delicious pizza dough. The class includes a dough making demonstration, hands on dough stretching and of course lunch! Class can be booked any day of the week except Friday from 10 - 11:30 am. Contact chris@pizzerialocale.com to register or with any additional questions.

Free Nutrition Classes at Natural Grocers in Denver (368 S Broadway Denver, CO 80209) Rachel is a Nutritional Health Coach at Natural Grocers and is passionate about teaching the community about wellness and nutrition. She has worked with Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes to help them earn a Healthy Living badge. The South Broadway Natural Grocers store has a beautiful demonstration kitchen where Scouts and parents can come for an interactive nutrition lesson, followed by healthy snacks. Please contact Rachel to schedule a free private class for your troop at nhc.dd@naturalgrocers.com  or 303-733-3033.

Babysitting CPR Training JEANius - My Babysitting CPR course (4+ hours), which I've taught for 15 years, is through the American Safety and Health Institute and I cover quality time babysitting, preventing injuries, first aid, choking skill, diapering, burping, shaken baby and more – and FULL CPR with 3 sizes of mannequins. Youth (age 11+) leave class with excellent training, a great babysitting book, a Certification Card and CONFIDENCE.  

On my website, I have a page called “Compare the Classes” listing how recreation centers and national agencies do not include CPR. I believe it is vital – you are MOST LIKELY to give care to someone you love (beyond babysitting jobs, at home, with friends, etc.) 

The class is $70 per student. I am a college teacher, professional actor, event manager and safety instructor and I make the class lively and value-packed. 

Please visit my website to learn more – EASYCPR-DENVER.com

Events

Scout Sundays with Your Soul's Movement: Join Your Soul's Movement for Scout Sundays every Sunday. Through dance, voice, music, and theatre we hope to help the girls build characters of courage and confidence.

Annual Teddy Bear Project: TEDDY BEAR PROJECT sponsored by the Child Rescue Foundation www.cr-foundation.org 303-628-0477 childrescue97984@aol.com

WHAT: Since 1999 the community has been collecting, tagging and delivering plush animals (new and slightly loved), of any size, shape, race, color, gender or occupation. The Child Rescue Foundation, Inc. designed the Teddy Bear Project™ in the fall of 1999 as a way to reach children in crisis with a symbol of unconditional love. Mission: To provide outreach, referral and financial assistance to children and families impacted by violence and transition (www.cr-foundation.org). WHO: From the very young, to the not so very young, everyone can make a difference in the life of a child.

SIGN-UP: Please visit the website, follow the prompts for Teddy Bear ProjectDownloads and go to MHGS button.

DATES: - September 1: Annually begin collection of new and slightly loved only, any size, color, gender or profession - November 16: Final day for delivery How Does the Project Work?

Step 1: Sign up online
Step 2: Collect
Step 3: Post collection- Tag! Have a tagging party with your troop. This is where the Kids Empowering Kids part of the program swings into full gear!!
Step 4: Email us at childrescue97984@aol.com for delivery.

How Many Bears Should We Donate? Some troops gave several hundred bears. Some of the smaller and younger troops collected 5-25 animals per troop. Every effort counts! Where Do the Bears Go? These animals went to children in hospitals, trauma centers, shelters, the Courts and Human Services and many more. This year, we will be adding over 900 homeless children and 200 children adopted by CRF working with the Drug Enforcement Agency. What is the purpose of the hearts and the names on each one? The hearts are a universal symbol of unconditional love. Feedback from children comes in the form of cards made from hearts. The names are a personalized way for children to say to another child “We cared enough to make this special.” Kids Empowering Kids. Can my troop deliver? Do they see the children in person? Children in family crisis often are embarrassed about their situation, so often prefer not to see those who donate. Delivering to organizations with your troop provides a smile from the receiver to the children, so your troop is acknowledged in person for their kindness. How great a need is this service? 

  1. Safehouse Denver serves 10,000 women and their children annually. 
  2. In Denver alone, police report responding to over 6000 domestic violence calls annually with over a 1/3 involving children who witness the violence! 
  3. Gathering Place (a shelter for women and children) reports serving over 130-300 women and children nightly.  
  4. Denver County Juvenile Court receives over 6000 a year.

More Information

Rabbit Hole Recreation Services - Escape Rooms

Rabbit Hole Recreation Services - Escape Rooms
1156 West Dillion Road, Suite 1
Louisville, CO 80027

Bring your troop to play any of our award-winning escape rooms and save $5 a ticket! You can search for lost Mayan treasure in the jungles of Guatemala, help the Architect complete his time machine, or save the world by creating an antidote for an ancient virus that has been unleashed in an Antarctic research facility. All of our adventures last 60 minutes, and your troop must work together in order to win the game before time runs out! Our games foster communication and teamwork, so bring your troop and see if you have what takes to be victorious! You can get more information on our website. Girl Scout Juniors can begin work on their Detective Badge in the escape room.

Girl Scout troops can contact Bre Leinbach at 720.890.4242 or email concierge@rabbithole.rs to book your games. Cost is normally $30/person, Girl Scouts and troop volunteers receive a discount of $5 off/person.
This program is for Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors and adult volunteers. 
Download the event flyer here.
(Updated 01/2020)

Seminars and Programs

Skype Book Club: Princess Juniper Book Club – With the Author! Join a virtual book club reading of Princess Juniper of the Hourglass, by Ammi-Joan Paquette. Girls will read the book then gather for book discussion, crafts, follow-up activities and more. Includes a special Skype appearance by the author, with the chance for girls to have Q&A about the book and about author life. For additional information about the author and her books, visit www.ajpaquette.com. For registration, discounted book purchase information and Skype scheduling, contact SarahA@thebookingbiz.com

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. 

Museums and Learning Centers

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. 

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

Denver ZooBring your Girl Scout group to spend a night at Denver Zoo! Each bunk overnight adventure features different activities geared toward different themes. Groups can earn badges with a very special experience! You and your group will explore the Zoo and its exhibits, learn about different animals, and participate in games and activities.

Girl Scout Bunk with the Beasts Programs

  • Daisies:  Three Cheers for Animals
  • Brownie Series: Senses
  • Juniors: Animal Habitats
  • Multi-level: Go Nocturnal
  • Multi-level: Mother's Day Bunk and Breakfast.

Cost • $55 per Girl Scout, $55, per Adult Chaperone  (One Girl Scout leader per troop is free)
Visit the Zoo's Scout Bunks site for more details and registration.
Questions? Please contact the Guest Care Center at 720-337-1400 ex. 4 or guestcare@denverzoo.org

Check out the event calendar for upcoming Bunk with the Beast events.

Black American West Museum and Heritage Center

Girl Scouts are invited to visit the Black American West Museum and Heritage Center and receive a Black History Patch while supplies last. Girls can visit any Friday or Saturday from 10 a.m. -2 p.m..  
Every month is Black History Month! For more information call 720-242-7428 Admissision fee is required. 

Escape Room Breckenridge

Escape Room Breckenridge

Bring your troop to come try one of four adventures at Escape Room Breckenridge. You can save a magical owl from a troll in our Wizard School Room, stop a rogue agent and disarm a bomb in our Secret Agent Room, steal a treasure from our Captain Steelhook Room, or break into Santa's cabin and erase your names from his naughty list. Each adventure is 60 minutes and you must work together to find clues, solve problems, and unlock items in order to "escape" in time! This experience requires teamwork, communication and collaboration.

Girl Scout troops can contact Nicolette Cusick at 970-286-0000 or info@escaperoombreckenridge.com to book your adventure. Cost is normally $35/person, Girl Scouts receive a discount of $5 off/person. (updated 9/19)
 

Outdoors

Terrarium Tours at Denver Botanic Gardens: Terrarium Tours are guided interactive explorations led by a Denver Botanic Gardens’ educator. This program is 45-60 minutes long depending on the size and age of your group. The program includes a 20-30 minute led tour of a section of the Gardens, 20-30 minutes terrarium planting activity and a self-guided scavenger hunt to help continue your group’s exploration after the program. Your program fee includes admission to the Gardens; after the program, enjoy the Gardens with your group on your own. Advanced reservations are required. Price: $100 program fee due when you schedule the program. The program fee includes up to 10 scouts and two adults. Additional Girl Scouts are $10. One adult for every five Girl Scouts is admitted free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings over the age of two are $7. Your final head count and payment are due 48 hours before the start of your program. To register please visit catalog.botanicgardens.org/DateSelection.aspx?item=2881 or call 720-865-3500. For Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. 

BeHerd - An Equine-Assisted Activities Program: BeHerd is a horse activities program designed to instill self-confidence in young people by incorporating conversation and lessons on the "herds" we participate in, the vision we create around ourselves and the respect we require of others. This program is conducted with my rescue horse on the ground and provides a fun and beneficial activity to enhance awareness of our choices. For more information, visit BeHerdllc.com. To schedule your event contact: 720-421-5033 or BeHerdllc@comcast.net.

Junior Ranger Activity Books and Awards - Explore and celebrate the multiple uses of public lands. The BLM’s Junior Ranger Program allows you to engage in recreation, learning, and stewardship of your public lands. Junior Ranger on-site programs and online activity books and materials will motivate you, your friends, and family to visit BLM sites and join the adventure. Email orders to: blm_oc_pmds@blm.gov For materials ordering questions contact PMDS (303) 236-1975.

The BLM's Junior Ranger Program engages young people in recreation, learning, and stewardship on public lands in order to enhance awareness of the BLM's natural and cultural resource management mission. Junior Ranger programs, activity books, and other materials will motivate young people and their families to visit BLM sites.

For more information on the Junior Ranger program, please contact Derrick Baldwin, Division of Interpretation, Education and Partnerships, at dbladwin@blm.gov or 970-882-6805.

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 or email education@fourmilepark.org

Destinations

Stay with your troop at Great Wolf Lodge Come and play at Great Wolf Lodge in Colorado Springs! This resort offers both indoor waterpark fun and dry-land adventures for your whole troop. Access to the water park is included with your stay and exclusive to guests of the Lodge.

Troops with 10 or more rooms should contact Kayla Conrad at kconrad@greatwolf.com or 719-284-5029 to book your stay. Education activities, such as a water safety component, can be added to your troop’s stay for $8.00/person. Fun patches can also be provided when ordered in advance.

Download the attached flyer for more information.

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Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships for Older Girls
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

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