Tuesday, November 25, 2014

November 25, 2014 - Tuesday

Offices Closed - Thanksgiving
Oahu, Maui, Hawaii Island and Kauai Girl Scouts offices are closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27th and 28th in observance of Thanksgiving.  We will reopen on December 1st. We hope that you and your family will have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving weekend.  

I Can’t Wait to Experience …

There’s still time to register for these events through the GSH Calendar:

·       PCCS Dad & Me Camp


I Can’t Wait to Take a Bite
Important! Cookie season is ramping up, and to make sure you have all the up-to-date information, please sign up for our Cookie Bites Blog here: http://gshcookiebites.blogspot.com/

Cookie Manager Agreement Form
Don’t forget! A few days left to submit your Cookie Manager form by Nov. 28! Register here: https://girlscoutshawaii.wufoo.com/forms/2015-cookie-manager-agreement/

eBudde is OPEN!
It’s ready! Ebudde will be open for business.
                -If you are a returning volunteer, please feel free to login and update your troop information in the Contact and Settings tab.
                -If you are a new volunteer, or just need a refresher, please attend our first eBudde webinar on December 4th to learn how to navigate the program. Register here: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/652889190

Registration Deadline
The first round of Cookie Booth Site Selections on January 12th will be here quicker than you know it! To make sure you are eligible to participate, please have your entire troop registered by December 19th! We would hate for anybody to miss out on the first round, so double check your girls are registered Girl Scouts. It just takes a few minutes! Register here: https://gsusa.ebiz.uapps.net/vp/Default.aspx?pid=83
 
Shop sale! FREE STANDARD SHIPPING , 20% OFF SELECTED ITEMS, and ADDITIONAL LIMITED TIME MARKDOWNS. Get them while they’re hot!  http://www.girlscoutshop.com/HAWAII-COUNCIL
I Can’t Wait to Share………
Aggression Demo
On November 19th Troop 1063. We saw German Shepards and Belgian Malinois at the 647th Security Forces Squadron.  Ggreggor, a Belgian Malinois military dog, demonstrated his role in the United States Air Force.  During an aggression demonstration, Ggreggor showcased his quickness and agility when ordered to take a perpetrator down via voice command by his handler. Ggreggor also demonstrated how he would stop a perpetrator without verbal commands if the individual engages in violent behavior towards his handler.  The preference of Ggreggor and his handler is to not use force.  After Ggreggor was ordered to take down a perpetrator fleeing,he stopped on command when the perpetrator gave up.  



Visiting Our Girl Scout Sister at the Hospital 
Troop 1063 visited their girl scout sister on November 17th at Kapiolani Hospital.  “Keara was in the hospital for 6 days due to a viral problem,” said Keara’s mom, Joy.  “My daughter was surprised and gained more energy when she saw her entire troop came to visit her.  And without any plans, the troop sang You are My Sunshine’ it made my daughter's day.  Joy also added, “I admire how Lisa, as a troop leader, made this special day for my daughter,  she made it happen along with Ms. Kim. I can feel the love being a Girl Scout mom.” Here is a short video that Joy created:   http://youtu.be/1J13ZaosoNI







Camping Experience
Indian Heritage Junior Troop Camp from November 21-23 from Hui Hookela Service Unit.  

Saturday, November 22, 2014

November 22, 2014 - Saturday

I Can’t Wait to Experience …

There’s still time to register for these events through the GSH Calendar:

·       PCCS Dad & Me Camp

Honolulu Habitat is holding their First Annual Kids Build: Gingerbread Homes event on December 13. Cost is $30 in advance or $35 at the door, and includes one gingerbread home kit. For more information, visit: http://www.honoluluhabitat.org/



I Can’t Wait to Share………
Girls Scouts in Veterans Day Parade
Girl scouts on Kauai marched in the Veteran's Day parade on November 8th  in Kapaa.  Troops 683, 823, 1237 from Wilcox Elementary, 1219 from Kapaa Elementary, 1218 from Eleele Elementary and 1251 Kalaheo Elementary participated in the parade.  The theme for the parade was Honoring Our Women in the Military.  














Learning about the Forest
On Saturday, November 15th  girl scouts on Kauai were Friends of the Forest.  Troop 775, 683, and troops from Kapaa, Kalaheo, Eleele and Wilcox Elementary schools participated at Retro Farms. The girls planted a Kupukupu fern garden around the new Mighty Seed Learning Center sign and did a nature hike.  They also adopted and named a tree.   





Wednesday, November 19, 2014

November 19, 2014 - Wednesday

I Can’t Wait to Experience …

There’s still time to register for these events through the GSH Calendar:




Beach Clean Up on Sunday, November 16 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Magic Island.  
  
I Can’t Wait to Lead and Learn….

Check out upcoming trainings and past livestreams on the website and GSH Youtube: 

·       Insurance Information
·       Online Troop Management


I can’t Wait to Meet my Girl Scout Sisters…..
A Brownie Troop 736 in Nevada is starting their pen pal program. Each girl is inviting someone from a different area to be their penpal. Please contact Lori at Servicefirst@cox.net/

I Can’t Wait to Share………

400 Ornaments Made by Kailua Girl Scouts
Hui Hookela Service Unit created 400 ornaments for St. John Vianney’s Giving Tree.












Car Care Clinic
Hawaii Island troops took part in the Care Care Clinic on Saurday, November 15th. “Very hands-on and we were welcomed so warmly by Auto Body Hawaii in Kona, said Marcia Goldman-Manker, Hawaii Island Girl Scouts of Hawaii Coordinator.  The members learned how to jack up a car, change a tire, jump start a dead battery, check tire pressure, where to put engine fluids, and more. Goldman-Manker, shared, “It was really practical knowledge that every driver should have.  The activity was a great way to empower new and soon to be girl drivers.  Plus the newly gained knowledge helped complete several steps for the Senior Car Care badge.” Check out the video by Auto Body Hawaii: http://autobodyhawaii.com/car-care-workshop/







Gold Award Booths in Liliha
On Saturday, November 15th at the Liliha Public Library Hannah had the Hawaii’s Oceans to Kids: Teaching our youth about protecting our oceans and marine life booth and  Joy had the Walk Away Don’t Ever Look Back – WADELB: Teaching our youth about predators/harassment and how to avoid it booth.





Learning  About Recycling Presentation
Suzanne Frazer and Dean Otzuki of B.E.A.C.H. organization also did a training on recycling plastic caps and lids on Saturday, November 15th. 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

November 15, 2014

I Can’t Wait to Experience …

There’s still time to register for these events through the GSH Calendar:


I Can’t Wait to Take a Bite….

Register for upcoming eBudde (cookie inventory system) webinars to learn how to navigate eBudde step by step

·       eBudde Webinar #1 will cover:  logging in; the menu bar; the dashboard; setting up the contacts tab; and the settings tab

·       eBudde Webinar #2 will cover:  the initial order tab; the delivery tab; the girl order tab; and the booth sale tab

·       eBudde Webinar #3 will cover:  the transactions tab; the rewards tab; the deposits tab; and reports

Deadline to submit the “Cookie Manager Agreement Form” by November 28, Friday!



I Can’t Wait to Lead and Learn….

Check out upcoming trainings and past livestreams on the website and GSH Youtube: 

·       New Leader Training - Oahu
·       Insurance Information
·       Online Troop Management

 
I Can’ Wait to Share………
Gold Award Booths at Fairs in Manoa


Hannah presented Hawaii’s Oceans to Kids: Teaching our youth about protecting our oceans and marine life.  Joy presented Walk Away Don’t Ever Look Back – WADELB: Teaching our youth about predators/harassment and how to avoid it. Randi presented-The Food You 8:  Teaching our youth about healthy choices in snacks, meals, and recipes and more. They had their booths on Friday, November 7th at the Manoa Fall Fair and Saturday, November 8th at the Noelani Craft Fair. 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

November 8, 2014


I Can’t Wait to Experience …

There’s still time to register for these events through the GSH Calendar:



I Can’t Wait to Take a Bite….

·       We officially kicked off our 2015 Cookie Season the week of Oct. 13-16!  If you missed the training, a packet and cookie supplies are available at the GSH Volunteer Resource Center.
·       Cookie 101 Webinar, posted to the VIPeTraining site at:  http://vipetraining.littlebrownie.com/Login.aspx
·       To ensure that your troop data is properly uploaded to eBudde (cookie inventory system) please register your Girl Scout for the 2015 membership year ASAP at:  http://girlscouts-hawaii.org/gs-account/ .   If you encounter problems, please submit a help ticket or call the help desk at 380-6665.
·       Thank you to the troops who will be participating in the Digital Cookie Program!  We have about 100 girls participating!  There is still room, so if you are still interested, please contact Lila ASAP.
·       “Cookie Manager Agreement” forms are due by Nov. 28th.  To register: https://girlscoutshawaii.wufoo.com/forms/2015-cookie-manager-agreement/
·       For the most up to date information regarding the Cookie Program, please subscribe to the “Cookie Bites Blog” at:   http://gshcookiebites.blogspot.com/

I Can’t Wait to Lead….

Check out upcoming trainings on the website: 

·       New Leader Training - Oahu

I Can’t Wait to Learn and Earn…..

Mental Health Awareness Patch

With approximately 1 in 4 people in the U.S. diagnosed with a mental illness, awareness of those impacted is also growing.  Learn how the brain impacts mental healthTo receive a copy of the curriculum, please complete this form: http://ibpf.org/webform/girl-scouts-mental-health-awareness-patch . Once the patch requirements are completed, we will ship the patches to you for free!  ~International Bipolar Foundation


Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest
Endangered Species Day, May 15, 2015.  Entries must be postmarked by March 1, 2015. Winners will be chosen in four categories: K-Grade 2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12, and will receive plaques and art supply gift packs. In addition, one grand prize winner will be honored at a reception in Washington, D.C. in May. The Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest is organized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Endangered Species Coalition, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the International Child Art Foundation.  For more information visit www.endangeredspeciesday.org 
Gold Award Events
Hannah and Joy will be hosting booths for their Gold Awards. Saturday, November 15th from  10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. at the Liliha Public Library.  Hannah will have Hawaii’s Oceans to Kids: Teaching our youth about protecting our oceans and marine life.  A training session will be offered from 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. for B.E.A.C.H. organization.  Joy has Walk Away Don’t Ever Look Back – WADELB: Teaching our youth about predators/harassment and how to avoid it.

I Can’t Wait to Meet my Girl Scout Sisters…..

Daisy Troop 796 from Pennsylvania Wants to Swap Packages

Individual Girl Pen pal- to exchange an "about me" letter, a personalized response letter from girl to girl and a swap pin. A daisy troop to send a Troop Box (items will not be returned) - To include:
  •  Facts about your town and state
  • A map of your state with your town circled
  • a recipe popular in your state that we could try as a troop 
  • a game your troop likes to play
  • a song your troop likes to sing
  • any other pictures or little items that could be used to educate the girls on your particular state.
We are interested in swapping packages by December if possible. Please contact Jenae.
I Can’ Wait to Share………

Troop 377 made leis and greeted survivors at the finish line at Race for the Cure.  The troop also made and provided the tye dye shirts for the volunteers.  This is the third year making and handing out leis for the troop and the sixth year volunteering at Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event.