Saturday, July 26, 2014

Upcoming deadlines & registration openings
 

Kaahumanu Service Unit Recruitment Event
August 3, 2014
10:30am-12:30pm
Manana Community Center
Pearl City

*If you would like to include a recruitment event in the GSH blog, please contact Janelle Harkness

Healthy Lunchtime Challenge for Keiki
2014 Hawai`i Food and Wine Festival 's HMAA presents Keiki in the Kitchen
September 6, 2014
Honolulu Zoo
Deadline: August 10, 2014


JOIN THE CHALLENGE!  Submit your very own HEALTHY, ORIGINAL,
AFFORDABLE, DELICIOUS and MEANINGFUL recipe that features at least one LOCALLY-GROWN  INGREDIENT.

The top three recipes will be selected and finalists will prepare their recipe live at the at the festival!
 
For entry and more contest details, click here.
 
 
Mental Health Awareness Patch Program
 

The Mental Health Awareness Patch objectives are to educate Girl Scouts about the brain and its influence on thoughts, feelings, and behavior, and through that knowledge, increase awareness and understanding of mental illness. Through education we can change perceptions and reduce the stigma of mental illness.

The Mental Health Awareness Patch was created and is supported by the International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF). The non-profit IBPF is a San Diego-based group founded by parents of bipolar children and teens.  

Their mission is to eliminate Bipolar Disorder through the advancement of research; to promote and enhance care and support services; and erase associated stigma through public education.  

Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, and Seniors/Ambassadors can earn the patch. Click here for a packet with activity ideas appropriate for each age group.

Once earned, the Patch is provided for free by IBPF.  If requested, a volunteer will work directly with service units and individual troops.

For more information contact: Ashley at 858-764-2496 or


Saturday, 8/9
New: Daisy Day Camp at Paumalu
9:00am to 11:00am
 

Calling all Daisies! Come join us for DAISY DAY at Camp Paumalu! Discover Herb’s garden, the parts of a plant, what does a plant need to grow! This is the perfect program to support the Daisy Flower Garden and Between Earth and Sky Journeys
 
Cost: $7 per girl and adults FREE
 
 



Friday, 8/15 to Saturday 8/16
New: PCCS JT Training 2014
At-Camp and In-Town
5:00pm to 3:00pm
 
Train and become a JT leader! Attend this leadership workshop for older PCCS Pas to help plan, organize and lead the upcoming PCCS Training Camp during the Labor Day weekend and beyond.  Open to Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts (must be a sophomore or older.
 
Cost: $25 per girl and $10 per adult
 
Registration opens July 14th
 
Tuesday, 7/29
New Leader Training
5:30pm to  9:00pm
Girl Scout Council Office
 
New leaders who haven’t completed Girl Scout Welcome, Basics, and Journey trainings must complete this training.  Please RSVP by Monday, July 28th by contacting Erica Becerrada via email or phone 808-675-5534.
 
*Attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag dinner and their own snacks.
 
 
Thursday, 8/7
New Leader Training
9:00am-1:00pm
Girl Scout Council Office
 
New leaders who haven’t completed Girl Scout Welcome, Basics, and Journey trainings must complete this training.  Please RSVP by August 1st by contacting Erica Becerrada via email or phone 808-675-5534.
 
*Attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch and their own snacks.
 
Saturday, 8/2
Program Aide 1 (PA): Core Training 1
11:30am-5:00pm
 
Strengthen your leadership skills and learn how you can share your expertise and knowledge of Girl Scouting with others by becoming a Program Aide.  Girls who completed the 6th grade and above, who are interested in working with Troops or groups at events or day camps are invited to participate in this beginner’s level Program Aide training.
 
Requirements:
*Each girl is required to submit a completed Girl Health Information for Council Programs Form at check-in.  Click here for the form. Do not use the Girl Health History form.
 
*All participants should bring a bottle with water. Snacks will be provided.
 
 
The Tooth Fairy Patch Program
 
The Tooth Fairy Patch Program allows Girl Scouts across each of the six age groups to learn about oral health, become advocates for access to quality dental care, and develop leadership skills. To earn a Tooth Fairy Patch, a Girl Scout participates in at least one activity from three different leadership categories. For more information,
click here.
 
 
 

Online Shop Promotions

Save 10% off your purchase of $40.00 or more

girlscoutshop.com
From 7/22 through 7/27
Use coupon code: SUMMERSAVE
 
Barbie Loves Girl Scouts
After months of anticipation, the Barbie Loves Girl Scouts collection is finally here! Barbie and friends will be available for purchase online beginning 07/25/14.  Discount offers may not be used to purchase items in the Barbie Loves Girl Scouts collection. 

 

 
 


 
 


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Saturday, 7/19 through Friday, 7/25

Upcoming deadlines & registration openings
 

Healthy Lunchtime Challenge for Keiki
2014 Hawai`i Food and Wine Festival 's HMAA presents Keiki in the Kitchen
September 6, 2014
Honolulu Zoo
Deadline: August 10, 2014


JOIN THE CHALLENGE!  Submit your very own HEALTHY, ORIGINAL,
AFFORDABLE, DELICIOUS and MEANINGFUL recipe that features at least one LOCALLY-GROWN  INGREDIENT.

Th e top three recipes will be selected and fi nalists will prepare their recipe live at the at the
 
festival!
 
For entry and more contest details, click here.
 
 
 
 
Mental Health Awareness Patch Program
 
The Mental Health Awareness Patch objectives are to educate Girl Scouts about the brain and its influence on thoughts, feelings, and behavior, and through that knowledge, increase awareness and understanding of mental illness. Through education we can change perceptions and reduce the stigma of mental illness.

The Mental Health Awareness Patch was created and is supported by the International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF). The non-profit IBPF is a San Diego-based group founded by parents of bipolar children and teens.  

Their mission is to eliminate Bipolar Disorder through the advancement of research; to promote and enhance care and support services; and erase associated stigma through public education.  

Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, and Seniors/Ambassadors can earn the patch. Click here for a packet with activity ideas appropriate for each age group.

Once earned, the Patch is provided for free by IBPF

 If requested, a volunteer will work directly with service units and individual troops.

For more information contact: Ashley at 858-764-2496 or


Saturday, 8/9
New: Daisy Day Camp at Paumalu
9:00am to 11:00am
 

Calling all Daisies! Come join us for DAISY DAY at Camp Paumalu! Discover Herb’s garden, the parts of a plant, what does a plant need to grow! This is the perfect program to support the Daisy Flower Garden and Between Earth and Sky Journeys
 
Cost: $7 per girl and adults FREE
 
 



Friday, 8/15 to Saturday 8/16
New: PCCS JT Training 2014
At-Camp and In-Town
5:00pm to 3:00pm
 
Train and become a JT leader! Attend this leadership workshop for older PCCS Pas to help plan, organize and lead the upcoming PCCS Training Camp during the Labor Day weekend and beyond.  Open to Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts (must be a sophomore or older.
 
Cost: $25 per girl and $10 per adult
 
Registration opens July 14th
 
Monday, 7/29
New Leader Training
5:30pm to
Girl Scout Council Office
 
New leaders who haven’t completed Girl Scout Welcome, Basics, and Journey trainings must complete this training.  Please RSVP by July 25th by contacting Erica Becerrada via email or phone 808-675-5534.
 
*Attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag dinner and their own snacks.
 
 
Thursday, 8/7
New Leader Training
9:00am-1:00pm
Girl Scout Council Office
 
New leaders who haven’t completed Girl Scout Welcome, Basics, and Journey trainings must complete this training.  Please RSVP by August 1st by contacting Erica Becerrada via email or phone 808-675-5534.
 
*Attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch and their own snacks.
 
Saturday, 8/2
Program Aide 1 (PA): Core Training 1
11:30am-5:00pm
 
Strengthen your leadership skills and learn how you can share your expertise and knowledge of Girl Scouting with others by becoming a Program Aide.  Girls who completed the 6th grade and above, who are interested in working with Troops or groups at events or day camps are invited to participate in this beginner’s level Program Aide training.
 
Requirements:
*Each girl is required to submit a completed Girl Health Information for Council Programs Form at check-in.  Click here for the form. Do not use the Girl Health History form.
 
*All participants should bring a bottle with water. Snacks will be provided.
 
 
 
Saturday, 7/26
The Country Unites To Support Finding a Cure for Epilepsy
 
 
On Saturday, July 26th from 9am to 11am. GS troops 2026 and 122 will host a Lemonade for Livy stand at Quick Field on Pearl Harbor during the MWR youth Soccer games. Lemonade for Livy was created by Livy’s Hope, an organization whose mission is to support children with medical needs and their families. All proceeds will benefit the Epilepsy Foundation (www.epilepsy.com) and their goal to find a cure for epilepsy. The intent of the campaign is to turn the country purple (the color of epilepsy awareness) by holding at least one lemonade event in each state.
 
Lemonade for Livy was inspired by nine year old Olivia Scheinman who has had severe epilepsy since birth. Although she cannot walk or talk, she has incited a movement of children and families coming together from around the United States to raise money for epilepsy research. Her twin sister Hailey leads the charge from Clearwater, FL and motivates people to get involved through her Facebook videos (facebook.com/LivysHope). Hailey says, “I will do anything to help Livy and I think everything is possible if you believe in it. We need a cure so my sister and everyone else with epilepsy can live in peace.”
 
GS Troops 2026 and 122 are holding a stand because we know people in our own community, schools and troops affected by epilepsy and want to be able to say “we are hope!”
 
Lemonade for Livy is about working as a team to bring hope to those with epilepsy and their families. It is about making a difference in the lives of others and inspiring change.
 
Groups from across the country will work as one, speaking with a unified voice, to make significant progress toward finding a cure.
 
Epilepsy is a disorder that affects more than three million people in the United States and 65 million people worldwide. 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy over the course of their life. The disorder affects more people than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson's combined yet receives fewer federal dollars per patient than each of these.
 
For more information about the GS Troops 2026 and 122 Lemonade for Livy stand, please contact Natasha Hodges at nhodges88@gmail.com. For information about Livy's Hope, please visit www.LivysHope.com.



 
 
 
The Tooth Fairy Patch Program
 
The Tooth Fairy Patch Program allows Girl Scouts across each of the six age groups to learn about oral health, become advocates for access to quality dental care, and develop leadership skills. To earn a Tooth Fairy Patch, a Girl Scout participates in at least one activity from three different leadership categories. For more information,
click here.
 
 
 

Online Shop Promotions

Save 10% off your purchase of $40.00 or more

girlscoutshop.com
From 7/22 through 7/27
Use coupon code: SUMMERSAVE
 

From 6/27 through 7/21
Temporary reductions on select full price items and clearance items.

 
 
Recent programs and events
 
Troop 590
 
Daisy /Brownie Troop 590 did "A World of Good" with our cookie sales this year! Our girls set out with a goal to put together 18 celebration boxes for kids in the Hospital, one for each girl in our troop at the time. A  Celebration box is a plastic shoe box filled with party items like themed plates, napkins, cups, and party favors along with some fun things to brighten the child's day. The hospital staff at the Kapiolani play room will use these boxes instead of boring costco plates to make a birthday, last day of chemo, or hero of the day party more special for the kids.  These boxes allow them to customize the party a little bit more than they may have otherwise.  Making them priceless. As you can see from the photos not only were we able to put together far more than our goal. The girls out together 47 boxes!  During cookie booth sales many people were on diets or had diabetes but still wanted to help support our troop,  they were able to buy a box and we set it aside to be delivered to the Hospital as well. 1/4 of those boxes were hand delivered by the girls who attended today's event to the nurses of the pediatric ward with a bid thank you for all that they do. The rest will be given to families of critically ill children by the Ronald McDonald family room staff over the next weeks. Total number of cookie boxes donated was 111 boxes! 






If your troop or Service Unit has something it would like to share in a future blog post, please contact Janelle Harkness at jaharkness@girlscouts-hawaii.org
 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Saturday, 07/12/2014 – Friday, 07/17/2014


 
Upcoming deadlines & registration openings
 
 
Mental Health Awareness Patch Program
New Program
The Mental Health Awareness Patch objectives are to educate Girl Scouts about the brain and its influence on thoughts, feelings, and behavior, and through that knowledge, increase awareness and understanding of mental illness. Through education we can change perceptions and reduce the stigma of mental illness.
The Mental Health Awareness Patch was created and is supported by the International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF). The non-profit IBPF is a San Diego-based group founded by parents of bipolar children and teens.  
Their mission is to eliminate Bipolar Disorder through the advancement of research; to promote and enhance care and support services; and erase associated stigma through public education.  
Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, and Seniors/Ambassadors can earn the patch. Click here for a packet with activity ideas appropriate for each age group.
Once earned, the Patch is provided for free by IBPF
 If requested, a volunteer will work directly with service units and individual troops.
For more information contact: Ashley at 858-764-2496 or
Saturday, 7/12
TODAY
Garage Sale
 
Honolulu East SU Troop 276 will be having a garage sale on Saturday July 12, 8: 00 am-12:00 pm at 290 Portlock Road, Honolulu, HI 96825.  The purpose of the garage sale is to provide business experience for the Junior Girl Scouts.  Girls will be selling their gently used belongings and donating a portion of their earnings will be used to purchase items to be donated to a local charity.  Support the troop and stop by!   For more information, call 497-4499.




Saturday, 8/9
New: Daisy Day Camp at Paumalu
9:00am to 11:00am
 

Calling all Daisies! Come join us for DAISY DAY at Camp Paumalu! Discover Herb’s garden, the parts of a plant, what does a plant need to grow! This is the perfect program to support the Daisy Flower Garden and Between Earth and Sky Journeys
 
Cost: $7 per girl and adults FREE
 
 



Friday, 8/15 to Saturday 8/16
New: PCCS JT Training 2014
At-Camp and In-Town
5:00pm to 3:00pm
 
Train and become a JT leader! Attend this leadership workshop for older PCCS Pas to help plan, organize and lead the upcoming PCCS Training Camp during the Labor Day weekend and beyond.  Open to Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts (must be a sophomore or older.
 
Cost: $25 per girl and $10 per adult
 
Registration opens July 14th
 
Monday, 7/21
New Leader Training
9:00am-1:00pm
Girl Scout Council Office
 
New leaders who haven’t completed Girl Scout Welcome, Basics, and Journey trainings must complete this training.  Please RSVP by July 16th by contacting Erica Becerrada via email or phone 808-675-5534.
 
*Attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch and their own snacks.
 
Monday, 7/29
New Leader Training
5:30pm to
Girl Scout Council Office
 
New leaders who haven’t completed Girl Scout Welcome, Basics, and Journey trainings must complete this training.  Please RSVP by July 25th by contacting Erica Becerrada via email or phone 808-675-5534.
 
*Attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag dinner and their own snacks.
 
 
Thursday, 8/7
New Leader Training
9:00am-1:00pm
Girl Scout Council Office
 
New leaders who haven’t completed Girl Scout Welcome, Basics, and Journey trainings must complete this training.  Please RSVP by August 1st by contacting Erica Becerrada via email or phone 808-675-5534.
 
*Attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch and their own snacks.
 
Saturday, 8/2
Program Aide 1 (PA): Core Training 1
11:30am-5:00pm
 
Strengthen your leadership skills and learn how you can share your expertise and knowledge of Girl Scouting with others by becoming a Program Aide.  Girls who completed the 6th grade and above, who are interested in working with Troops or groups at events or day camps are invited to participate in this beginner’s level Program Aide training.
 
Requirements:
*Each girl is required to submit a completed Girl Health Information for Council Programs Form at check-in.  Click here for the form. Do not use the Girl Health History form.
 
*All participants should bring a bottle with water. Snacks will be provided.
 
 
 
Saturday, 7/26
Camping Hawaiian Style
8:00am-6:00pm
Camp Paumalu
Registration Closes: July 15th
 
Interested in taking your Troop camping?
Join us for a day at Camp Paumalu and learn to teach outdoor skills to the girls in a Troop, Service Unit or program setting. Outdoor cooking, knot tying, fire building, knife safety are just a few of the skills adults and Program Aides (PA) will learn.

This training event is open to all registered adult volunteers and Program Aides (Cadettes, Ambassador, and Senior Girl Scouts)
.
Adult volunteer pre-requisite: Complete “Group Travel Training” online and successfully completing the online examination.
Girl pre-requisite: Complete PA 1 Training as this is a PA 2 training.
 
Fee: $30 per person. The fees cover all training materials, “Outdoor Education in Girl Scouts” and snacks. Bring your own lunch.
 
 
 
Saturday, 7/26
The Country Unites To Support Finding a Cure for Epilepsy
 
 
On Saturday, July 26th from 9am to 11am. GS troops 2026 and 122 will host a Lemonade for Livy stand at Quick Field on Pearl Harbor during the MWR youth Soccer games. Lemonade for Livy was created by Livy’s Hope, an organization whose mission is to support children with medical needs and their families. All proceeds will benefit the Epilepsy Foundation (www.epilepsy.com) and their goal to find a cure for epilepsy. The intent of the campaign is to turn the country purple (the color of epilepsy awareness) by holding at least one lemonade event in each state.
 
Lemonade for Livy was inspired by nine year old Olivia Scheinman who has had severe epilepsy since birth. Although she cannot walk or talk, she has incited a movement of children and families coming together from around the United States to raise money for epilepsy research. Her twin sister Hailey leads the charge from Clearwater, FL and motivates people to get involved through her Facebook videos (facebook.com/LivysHope). Hailey says, “I will do anything to help Livy and I think everything is possible if you believe in it. We need a cure so my sister and everyone else with epilepsy can live in peace.”
 
GS Troops 2026 and 122 are holding a stand because we know people in our own community, schools and troops affected by epilepsy and want to be able to say “we are hope!”
 
Lemonade for Livy is about working as a team to bring hope to those with epilepsy and their families. It is about making a difference in the lives of others and inspiring change.
 
Groups from across the country will work as one, speaking with a unified voice, to make significant progress toward finding a cure.
 
Epilepsy is a disorder that affects more than three million people in the United States and 65 million people worldwide. 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy over the course of their life. The disorder affects more people than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson's combined yet receives fewer federal dollars per patient than each of these.
 
For more information about the GS Troops 2026 and 122 Lemonade for Livy stand, please contact Natasha Hodges at nhodges88@gmail.com. For information about Livy's Hope, please visit www.LivysHope.com.



 
 
 
The Tooth Fairy Patch Program
 
The Tooth Fairy Patch Program allows Girl Scouts across each of the six age groups to learn about oral health, become advocates for access to quality dental care, and develop leadership skills. To earn a Tooth Fairy Patch, a Girl Scout participates in at least one activity from three different leadership categories. For more information,
click here.
 
 
 

Online Shop Promotions


From 6/27 through 7/21
Temporary reductions on select full price items and clearance items.

 
 


 
Recent programs and events
 
Troop 770
 
Troop 770 has participated in several exciting activities this summer!  Take a look!
 
On June 21st they took part in the beach clean-up with the Surfrider Foundation Maui Chapter at the Kalama Beach Park.
 


On July 5th they participated in the Makawao Independence Day Parade.

 


If your troop or Service Unit has something it would like to share in a future blog post, please contact Janelle Harkness at jaharkness@girlscouts-hawaii.org
 
 
 
From Girl Scouts USA
 
 

Girl Scouts and NestlĂ©’s GirlSports Initiative Builds Future Leaders One Slam Dunk at a Time

 

 

 
Who says Girl Scouts is just about cookies, camps, and crafts? Whoever it was certainly forgot about health, fitness, and leadership! Since the beginning of time—1912, to be exact—Girl Scouts of the USA has placed special emphasis on the importance of staying active and adopting a healthy lifestyle full of creative outdoor activities and a balanced diet. After all, healthy girls are happy girls, and that’s what keeps this great Movement going!
 
To read more click here