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August 2009 Regional Girl Scout Events
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Power Up August 4-5, 6-12 pm Overnight in Boulder Learn how to be a true friend while you get Powered Up! During this fun, high energy day, girls will learn how to know bullying when they see it-especially the gossip, rumor and exclusion common among girls-and how to stop it. The cost is $20 per girl (if you are a registered Girl Scout please call us for discount information (970) 493-1844). This event is geared for Juniors, Cadettes, and Seniors. For more information check out www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org. Day of Beauty August 5, 9-5 pm in Broomfield Enjoy a relaxing stress free day with Girl Scouts while pampering yourself! This event teaches girls how to boost their self-esteem, offers tips on healthy nutrition and teaches each girl to embrace her own unique qualities. The cost in $20 per girl (if you are a registered Girl Scout please call us for discount information (970) 493-1844). This event is geared for girls entering grades 3-6. For more information or registration check out www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org Fairies in the Woods August 8, 9-12:30 pm or 2 to 5:30 pm in Lyons at Kiwa Korral Join us in the enchanted woods of Kiwa Korral for a day of magical fairies, beautiful princesses, and castles. There's lots of exciting things to do, like face painting, stories, games and crafts. Plus you'll get to eat a delightful fairy treat. The cost is $12 per girl and the event is geared for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. For more information and registration go to www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org Fairy Festival August 11, 9-5 pm in Fort Collins Magic will come to life at this summer’s Fairy Festival! Girls will learn to believe while making magic wands, fairy wings, a costume for their favorite stuffed animal or doll and create a special friend to take home! This program is for girls entering 1st-4th grade. The cost is $20 per girl. Girl Scouts receive $5.00 off for each additional non-Girl Scout friend they bring. Cookie credits will be accepted. Registration information is online at www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org .
Badge Earning Opportunities Bunk with the Beasts at the Denver Zoo Location: Denver Zoo Time: Continuous, you must book a time with the Denver Zoo Bunk with the Beasts is an overnight learning adventure at the Denver Zoo, designed to encourage bonding time, shared projects and special zoo experiences to create memories that will last a lifetime. Come experience the wonder! Explore the zoo with experienced guides, after hours and before the crowds! Interact with some of our smaller zoo residents - animal ambassadors from our Education collection. Discover amazing adaptations of nocturnal creatures, as you view them after dark with special night vision scopes! Investigate topics like rain forests, animal adaptations and conservation through fun learning games and activities. Visit the link below for more information: http://www.denverzoo.org/education/bunkwithBeasts.asp Listening to the Past August 5, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm at the History Museum in Greeley Enjoy a day at the Greeley Museum earning the “Listening to the Past” try it. Play pioneer games, listen to school house stories, take a tour of the museum and imagine yourself as a pioneer as history comes to life! This program is for girls entering 3rd or 4th grade. The cost is $15 per girl and you must register by July 20th. Brownie Try-It Day September 12, 9am-12:30 pm at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science Spend a fun-packed morning at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Attend two workshops and complete TWO Brownie Try-Its: Science in Action and Science Wonders. For Science in Action, the girls will explore Weird Glop and Balloon Blowing. They can combine their artistic spirit with scientific curiosity and create A Butterfly of Many Colors. Continue the scientific fun with Light and Color. For Science Wonders, the girls will write secret messages in the invisible ink - Presto Change-O. They will explore the forces of nature found in magnets and Static Electricity. Finally, what is more fun than blowing bubbles? After these dynamic science funshops and lunch, see the IMAX movie: Grand Canyon: River at Risk. The cost is $20 per girl which includes admission to the Museum and to the IMAX movie, as well as the two Try-It Funshops. Check out www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org for more information.
Mind ‘Your Own Business’ September 12, 10:30-2 pm at Cheery Creek in Denver Earn all of the Your Own Business Interest Project Award except for the service project. Note: The Your Own Business Interest Project Award is required to earn the Silver Career Award. DISCOVER: Are you meant to be an entrepreneur? Take a fun inventory of your personal skills, business skills, and lifestyle skills and discover your business ownership profile. Brainstorm businesses you could have now! Talk with a teen entrepreneur. CONNECT: Participate in fun market research and find out why people buy the products they do. Discover the world of demographics, and learn how to reach people through marketing and advertising. Find out how advertisers target you! TAKE ACTION: Reinvent current products to meet future needs. Develop a simple business plan. Sharpen your interviewing skills while role playing job interviews. This event is intended for girls at the Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador levels and the cost is $17 per girl. Check out www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org for more information. Community Events Tour de Cure Cycling Race for the American Diabetes Association August 22 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont We are looking for Girl Scout volunteers to help make this day a great success! There are four races that vary in length (100 miles, 63 miles, 31 miles, and 12 miles) so the start and finish times all vary. The final race will finish around 4 pm. There are various areas where we need help from volunteers of all ages including set-up, greeting cyclists and volunteers, cheerleading/moral support, general help, and clean up. Depending on age, we can find a position for anyone. The time commitment varies, but most positions are four hour shifts either starting at 5am or 9am. All volunteers also receive lunch and a t-shirt for their help! This is going to be a really fun and exciting event for a great cause. If you are interested in helping out, please e-mail email@example.com or call Vanessa at (808)250-6992. For more information about the Tour de Cure, check out the website: http://www.tourdecurecolorado.com or visit www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org for more information. Cat Show Service Project August 29-30, 8-5 pm at Crown Plaza Conference Center Do you like cats? Do you want to earn money for a troop trip or troop activities? Here is a doubly fun project for you! The Wild Blue Yonder and Metroplex Cat Show is looking for up to 12 girls to help out during the cat show: 6 girls on Sat. August 29 and 6 girls on Sun. August 30th. Specifically you would just spray the holding cage with disinfectant and wipe it out with paper towels after each cat is shown. Girls would receive $25 per girl (bring your own meals, snacks), or the troop may receive $150 (each day). The girls would work from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with frequent breaks. Girls ages 8-12 years old or older are welcome for this very
popular service project, and would get to see each show cat of the many cat breeds up close as well as enjoying the show. The cat show takes place at the Crown Plaza (formerly Holiday Inn) Conference Center at I-70 and Chambers (north entrance). Of course if you are allergic to cats, this is not the project for you! For more information or to volunteer, please contact Sheree Dachman at 303-750-0896 or 303-755-3181. American Veteran, The Power of One Essay September 15 American Veteran, The Power of One essay project is sponsored privately by the Lynn Geddie family in memory of their father and grandfather, a WWII pilot and American veteran. The project is free and open to all teens between the ages of 13 and 17. The teen can write about any veteran that served in WWII or any period all the way through to the current war in Iraq and Afghanistan. They are asked to have their parent or guardian sign a form to give permission to publish the essays that will be chosen for inclusion in a book of the collection. The top essay winner will receive a (2010) summer camp experience, titled MISSION QUEST at a nationally known Museum of Aviation. None of the entrant’s contact information will be shared with any entity or organization except the aviation museum which will be given the winner’s information so that arrangements for camp can be made. All teen authors who have an essay chosen will be given a certificate of merit. This is for girls of the Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador levels. The deadline for entry is September 15! For the rubric and further entry information go to www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell 5k Run/Walk December 5, 7-12 pm at the CSU Oval in Fort Collins They expect approximately 500 runners/walkers and could use help from the Girl Scouts for the following tasks: Help with getting people registered the day of the race Running the pancake breakfast after the race Giving out goodie bags, water, etc to participants after the race Help to set up the post race food table The pancake breakfast will probably be the biggest task. We will need an organized assembly line of people who can keep the pancakes moving. Learning Opportunities Fall Kick Off August 1, 9-4:30 pm at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Broomfield Join the Girl Scouts, Volunteers, and Leaders in a day of learning and fun. Gain valuble information on Leadership, Field Trips, Overnights, Gold and Silver Awards, and various Girl Scout Activities. The cost for this event is $10 per adult and includes up to 5 trainings or funshops as well as a patch. Contact Chris Rogge with questions at (970) 587-0624 or check out www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org for more information under Fall Training Events.
Last Scout Leader in the Woods August 15-16 at Rocky Mountain National Park Would you like to dramatically increase your comfort level and sharpen you skills to lead dynamite scout trips in the Rocky Mountains? During this fun packed, hands-on weekend, you will discover how to plan and carry out trips whose memory will last a lifetime. This workshop will be facilitated by RMNP ranges and master scout leaders from Estes Park. The workshop is designed for those with limited or beginning level experience leading day and over-night scouts trips to natural areas. The cost is free though you will need to provide your own food and camping gear. (Gear can be rented from any REI store.) There is a $50 refundable deposit. For more information contact Mark DeGregorio at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration deadline is July 17. For Adult Learning Opportunities please check the training calendar at www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org>Adult Learning Opportunities.
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This month our applause goes out to our Longmont Girl Scout Day Camp volunteers! A very special thanks should be said to the Unit Leaders for these day camps for their outstanding efforts and enthusiasm. Other individuals at this camp who went above and beyond include: Paul Douthitt – built the hand wash stations for the camp Anne Turner – tackled registrations and tons of other tasks as well as being the Camp Nurse Ilona Harvey – Assistant Director, helped tons with cleanup for June camp Colette Lottor – Assistant Director Niles Oien – set up tents and shelters Lisa McCullogh – set up tents and shelters Melinda Douthitt – cleanup for June camp Terry Brookins – cleanup for June camp Pam Wheaton – conducted the June overnight Emma Rieder – ran PA training, PA unit, and PA organization Samantha Harroun – ran PA training, PA unit, and PA organization Dana Glasscock – ran PA training, PA unit, and PA organization Extra kudos should be given to Niles Oien for sponsoring a little girl from Bosnia. He stepped up and helped her to attend camp on behalf of her parents, something she would not have been able to do otherwise! Without all the outstanding help and dedication at the Longmont Day Camps, they would not have been the success they were. Every volunteer deserves special recognition for their hard work and dedication to enrich the lives of the girls who attended camp.
You Can Make a Difference Too
Help out in your community! This month consider helping a neighbor or volunteering at a local non-profit event. Grab a buddy and when the leaves start to fall help your neighbors clean up their yards. Or pick a special event such as the Tour de Cure (www.tourdecurecolorado.com) in Longmont that supports the American Diabetes Association and give them a helping hand. Anyone can make a difference! Do you know an outstanding troop or volunteer? Let us know! Email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Great Thanks to our Day Camp Volunteers of Summer 2009
Mellissa Boone Heather Westlund Marlena Filipowska Brandy Stendel Elizabeth Cousins Pam Antell Karen Morehead Avery Morehead Beth Hook Brittany Ferguson-Blaha Jodi Simmons Corinne Veltien Debra Drexel Gail Sundberg-Douse Jamie Jackson Karen O'Donoghue Kelly Jolly Kelly Knight Terry Brookins Vicki Riedel Chris Dodge Dana Dodge Elizabeth Ryan Kiersten Freese Pam Labbe Patrick Kramer Rebecca Millett Robert Bryant Scott Neuhard Sheri Fresquez Anita Peila Chris New Elizabeth Ryan Heather Herring Julie Heidemann June Richard Kathryn Tusek Kerry Nieberger Kim Martin Mark Douse Michele Kramer Sarah Hightower Sheila Martinson Suzanne Holmes Anne Turner Cecelia Jones Heather Brubaker Allison Dunning Carolyn McLean Christine Mandeville Karen Sherrets Sharon Manning Arlene Blewitt Shelby Magruder Belinda Davison Jamie Jackson Julie Blewitt Kelly McElroy Linda Hall Rosemary Calvert Sandy Gordon Anne McCullough Amy Scott Jamie Everhart Lisa McCallister Niles Oien Paul Douthitt Meinda Douthitt Staci Andersen And to any volunteers that may have dropped by at the last minute that we do not have on this list! We appreciate all of your help!
Amy Ratliff Anne Turner Ilona Harvey Mary Szymanski Pam Wheaton Siobhan Murtha Lori Rose Colette Lottor April King-Rodriguez Beth Colvin Dana Glasscock Samantha Harroun Emma Rieder Anita Eveland Anna Midyette April King-Rodriguez Beth Colvin Cindy Mayfield Delfine Rael Derice Pfefferkorn Joyce Palaszewski Julie Larsen Karin Deaver Kelli Willis Kerstin Stanford-Dorren Megan Austin Pam Williams Stacy Lind SuAnn Hassman Teresa Curtis Veronique Rauschmayer
Check out the September Newsletter for even more Summer Day Camp Volunteers!