Girl Scouts of Colorado goes virtual amid pandemic, expands reach

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MESA COUNTY, Colo. — School is out for summer and while some kids are already professing their boredom, Girl Scout Junior Lexi from Glenwood Springs has explored new careers, earned her first Junior badge, all through the Girl Scouts at Home initiative.

“We really had to pivot everything to a virtual experience– or what we can an at-home experience.” – Aimee Artzer, Girl Scouts of Colorado

Lexi, a five-year scout, hasn’t minded too much– she says she lives in an area where she cant get to many events, and the virtual element has actually brought many new activities to her.

One program that’s gone virtual, originally called ‘Secrets to Success’, is now called ‘Meet an Expert’. It’s an opportunity for girls to hear from women in career paths, explain their education and what their day to day looks like– and have them ask questions live.

Beyond business skills, Girl Scouts in Colorado are learning how to be safe during the pandemic.

“They went over cybersecurity– they are teaching girls how to safe on the internet cause everything has gone so viral, I think that is spectacular.” – Dee Jensen, Mother

Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited about these new virtual opportunities and plans on implementing them well into the future.

For more information on what Girl Scouts of Colorado offers, click here.

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