Monday, July 20, 2015

Girl Scout Cookies: Giving Back

The Brownies of Troop 789 donated wish list items to patients at Shriner’s Hospital for Children.  With proceeds raised through the cookie sale, the girls purchased school supplies, books, and a tablet computer for use by the hospital’s pediatric patients.  They were even given the opportunity to tour the factory where the hospital creates the custom artificial arms and legs for its patients.



Girl Scout Cookies: Giving Back
The Juniors of Troop 009 donated wish list items to patients at Shriner’s Hospital for Children.  With proceeds raised through the cookie sale, the girls purchased toothbrushes, toothpaste, coloring books, crayons, movies, and snacks.  This project was one from the heart as a troop member found herself needing to be cared for by the nurses and doctors at Shriner’s as an infant.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Girl Scout Cookies: Giving Back 

This past weekend I was at the post office when the lady behind the counter stopped me and asked if I was the “Girl Scout lady”. Her purpose in asking is that she wanted to thank the Girl Scouts for the coloring books and crayons that were donated to the emergency room at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Her son was a patient there recently and was so appreciative to have something to do and keep his mind off his injury while waiting to be seen by the doctor. I told her the items were donated by troop 928 in Waikoloa. Elise Wehr, along with troop leader Fran Harman, used the troop cookie proceeds to purchase and deliver the goodies to the hospital.”  

Marci Goldman-Maker, Hawaii Island Membership and Program Coordinator.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

2015-2016 Leadership Summit

2015-2016 Leadership Summit (Kick-0ff)
·        Who:                        All Registered Volunteers
·        When:                    Saturday, July 25, 2015
·        Where:                 Central Union Church – Parish Hall.
·        What:                        The focus will be on:
o   Recognizing exceptional volunteers
o   Clarify the difference between the higher awards (Bonze, Silver, and Gold)
o   Answering the question, “what is a take action project? And how do I make one happen?”
o   Providing resources on Girl Scout traditions, and learning how to include them in your troop and Service Unit meetings.
o   Announcing the “Ladder of Leadership,” (L.I.A, PA, C.I.T, J.T. V.I.T, etc…)
o   Creating a girl-led program at any program level.
o   Child care is available if needed.
·        Registration:
o   NOW OPEN! (Closes on Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 5:59pm.)

Monday, July 13, 2015

We’ll be there!  Will you?

Friday, June 26, 2015

Don’t miss out on the old prices!

Due to rising costs, we will be increasing prices on the following Girl Scouts of Hawai'i pins and patches:
                                                              NEW PRICE              OLD PRICE
·        Hawai`i Council Patch                     $2.50                         $2.00
·        Hawai`i Council Pin                         $4.50                         $4.00
·        Aloha Patch                                     $2.50                         $2.00
·        Aloha Patch Program/1 patch         $15.00                       $15.00
·        Ambassador Patch                          $2.00                         $1.25
·        Ambassador Rockers                      $1.00                         $0.65
·        Honor Troop Pin                              $3.00                         $2.00
·        Honor Troop Charm                        $3.00                         $2.00
·        Read To Me Patch                          $2.50                         $2.00
·        Camp Paumalu Patch                     $2.50                         $2.00

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The class is available to any youth in grade 6 and above. Registration of any of these are available here. Here is a schedule of classes:

June 27 – Kapolei petco

July 11 – Pearl City petco

July 19 – Kaneohe VCA Animal Hospital
Semi-Annual Sale

Get ready for the Semi-Annual Sale and Clearance event! Online starting Friday June 26th and running through Monday July 20th, a HUGE amount of inventory will be 20% to 75% off original prices!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Patches Available!
Aloha all!
We have some discounted patches available!
If you wanted to get a Surfin’ Santa from this past Christmas, we have 3 left at half price at $1 each!
5 World Thinking Day Patches left for 50 cents each!
We have MANY Bridging in Hawaii patches left! If you forgot to pre-order them, now is your chance to stop buy and purchase!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Sea Life Park
Mural Painting Project
Have you been to Sea Life Park recently?  Big changes are happening, and our Oahu troops were invited to be part of it. They had the opportunity to beautify the partitions separating the construction site with a mural of their own design.  The participating troops got to see their piece of the project through from sketch to painting, and even get to attend the unveiling of the new attraction once completed!


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Once a Girl Scout Went to Camp …
Camp Kilohana (Hawai'i Island)
June 5 - June 7, 2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Troop Spotlight:
Troop 770

We recently asked our troop leaders to complete a Take Action Survey, so we could gather examples of all of the amazing service our troops are providing.  We’ve received some great responses, and here’s just one amazing example.  Enjoy, and keep the responses coming! 
“I am the Assistant Troop Leader for Troop 770 on Maui.  I just finished taking the Taking Action survey.  It noted that we should send you photos and description of our service projects.

October 18, 2014
We volunteered at the Maui Humane Society.  The girls helped to stuff envelopes for a donation campaign they were working on. 

November 9, 2014
We volunteered to clean up the pumpkin patch at Kula Elementary School.

November 21, 2014
We volunteered at Hope Chapel.  The girls helped pack Operation Christmas Child boxes.  These boxes go all over the world to less fortunate children.

December 20, 2014
The Troop along with Brownie Troop 772 went Christmas Caroling at Hale Mahaolu in Makawao.  They also passed out homemade ornaments that they made at one of our meetings.

January 24, 2015
We volunteered at Trucker's Keiki Fun Day at Grace Bible Church.  The girls ran the coloring station.  All of the colored pictures were then sent to Trucker who was in the hospital.

We have done a lot more service projects this year.  The girls love to volunteer their time to help others.”

Aloha Patch Program

Would you like your family and friends on the mainland to learn more about your beautiful state of Hawai’i? Suggest the Aloha Patch program to do with their GS troops!
As girls earn the Aloha Patch, they will learn the Hawaiian Language, play games, make a lei, try different recipes, investigate water and endangered species, sing Hawaiian songs, make volcanos, and more!

If you are interested in the Aloha Patch Program, you can purchase the program here. The patch is sold separately.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Register today and catch the Early Bird price!
When:                       July 17th – 19th
Where:                     Camp Paumalu
Price:                          $60   (now - 5:59 pm on June 7)
                                        $70    (June 8th-July 18th)
                                        Day Camper option available!


Friday, May 29, 2015

Take Action Survey!

 PLEASE take just a few minutes of your time to fill out this quick survey!  It is meant for those troops who completed at least one community service/take action project this membership year (October 1, 2014 – May 2015).  We know our troops complete many hours of community service, and our goal is to start gathering as much information as we can.  Mahalo! 

Pacific Aviation Flight School
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Thursday, May 28, 2015

2014-2015 Scout of the Year
Presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars

Autumn Ollice, daughter of Commander Larry Ollice and Marianna Ollice attended the VFW Colonel Horace Hickam
post 970 meeting on May12 and was recognized for being selected as 2014-2015 Scout of the Year by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. She was selected by post 970 for her exemplary dedication to scouting and service to others and her community. She then was selected as the state of Hawaii's scout representative in the national level competition which awards the national winners $5000, $3000, $1000 scholarships.
At the ceremony Autumn spoke about how being a tag-a-long sibling supporting her five older brothers through their trail to Eagle Scout helped prepare her for her journey through Girl Scouting and success with her Gold Award. She loves being a Girl Scout camp counselor and hopes to continue it throughout her life. Her Gold Award project was to bring awareness to the community about safe and proper recycling and she improved the recycling program at the Aloha Stadium adding over 100 recycle barrels and rain run off lids to their inventory.She volunteered with NOAA and Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam setting up recycling awareness booths for Oceanfest and the Earth Day Fair and she invited singer songwriter and environmental activist Jack Johnson to have a cameo in her PSA to be shown on the Jumbotron at the stadium about recycling.

Autumn volunteers often and has earned two President's Volunteer Service Awards, gold level, having logged over 600 hours of service in the past two years. Giving back is very important to Autumn. Attending both Leeward Community College and Radford High School Autumn maintains a 4.4 GPA and hopes to pursue a career in the biomedical engineering field to design cutting edge prosthetic.
 Congratulation Autumn! 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

What’s a highlight of your scouting experience?

For the graduating Ambassadors of Koko Head Service Unit Troop 617, a highlight of their scouting experience was placing the peace pole at Camp Paumalu.  It started as the culminating take action project for a journey, and is now a constant reminder to all campers to put peace first.