Girl Scouts earn a new badge while learning the game of golf
By Matthew Walker and Aaron Guereca
This past weekend, Girl Scouts ages 7-9 from across the Denver Metro area came to City Park Golf Course to earn a new badge, to learn new skills and have fun while doing it. Organized and instructed by CWGA staff Matthew Walker and Aaron Guereca, Brownie troops learned the basics of golf, how to act and respect the course and the importance of healthy habits in the game.
For those not familiar with the Girl Scouts other than cookies, they have a mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Troops involve themselves in activities and classes that focus on the STEM program, the outdoors, entrepreneurship and life skills. Girl Scouts instill values and support their mission with hands-on activities, allowing the girls to learn by doing.
CWGA’s program focused on the Fair Play Badge including following the rules, being part of a team, including everyone, keeping score, and getting outdoors to do it. Stretching, ‘zombie walks’, and Simon Says readied everyone for class. What followed was playing battleship on the green, the mechanics of the swing and golf etiquette while playing foot golf. After two and a half hours, both the girls and instructors earned next year’s Girl Scout cookies.
In a few short weeks, Matthew and Aaron will be hosting workshops for the Athlete Badge. This badge is for Junior Girls Scouts ages 9-11 who want to work on a new skill and practice. These classes will be held again at City Park Golf Course on the First Tee Course. If you have a Girl Scout and want to get involved, contact your troop leader!