Friday, July 22, 2016

Thinking of a Take Action Project? Here's Your Chance to Learn More!


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It's almost a new membership year, and it's time to start thinking about how you're going to earn your Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards.

Join us on Saturday, August 6th, from 10 a.m. to noon at McCoy Pavilion (Ala Moana Beach Park in Honolulu) and meet with representatives  from a variety of non-profit organizations like the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, and the Make-a-Wish Foundation in a “round-robin” presentation atmosphere.

Visit presenters to learn about their organization and what they do in our community. Use your “passport” at each booth you visit and take notes. Network with other Girl Scouts and brainstorm ideas for projects that inspire you to take action.

All three awards give you the chance to do big things while working on an issue you care about. Whether you want to plant a community garden at your school and inspire others to eat healthily for your Bronze/Silver, or build a career network that encourages girls to become scientists and engineers for your Gold, you’ll inspire others (and yourself). As you earn one of Girl Scouting’s highest awards, you’ll change your corner of the world—and maybe even beyond. The possibilities are endless.

It's a free, girls-only event, but hurry--registration closes July 30th!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Register for STEM Camp Today!


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Are you curious about archeology? Do you want to learn code breaking from CIA professionals? What about hands-only CPR? There may even be the chance to do some STEM sleuthing!

These are just a few of the many opportunities available to you at STEM camp 2016.

STEM Camp is open to all registered Girl Scouts and their registered Troop Leaders, parents, and chaperones, and there are both day camp and overnight camp options.

Find all the details you need and register here: 

STEM CAMP

Monday, May 16, 2016

Summer Activity idea: Children's Discovery Forest at Honolulu Zoo

Is your troop looking for summer activities? The Children’s Discovery Forest at the Honolulu Zoo has opportunities open for groups and individuals. Field trips for small groups include learning about native plants and enjoy the early Hawaiian culture. Activities include a brief introduction to the site, followed by weeding of the invasive grass species, with some planting and harvesting of the sweet potatoes. Participants pay the Zoo’s entrance fee, but there are no other fees associated with the field trip, and participants are welcome to enjoy the Zoo after their session is over.

The Discovery Forest also offers monthly volunteer work days. These are coming up on May 21st and June 18th from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., and Zoo admission is free for registered volunteers. Activities include native forest education, planting seedlings, pulling weeds, harvesting sweet potatoes, etc.


For more information about these opportunities, please contact Linda Duling, Honolulu Zoo's Children's Discovery Forest Volunteer Coordinator, and visit their website at http://www.mahaloaina.org/homepage/projects/zoo-discovery-forest/ for more information.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Deadline for Hawaii Women in Filmmaking summer camps friday May 20th!

Hawaii Women in Filmmaking is hosting four, week-long summer reel camps for Girls. Two types of camps will be offered:  animation and  basic reel. For an overview of each class here. Deadline to register is May 20th. Contact HWIF with any questions. 


BASIC REEL | June 27- July 2 | 8:30 - 4:00

To register, click here!


ADVANCED | July 11- July 16 | 8:30 - 4:00

To register, click here!


2 D ANIMATION | July 18- July 22 | 8:30 - noon

To register, click here!


STOP MOTION | July 25- July 29 | 8:30 - noon

 To register, click here!


About
Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking is committed to achieving gender equity in filmmaking and other creative media arts. We are a creative and safe space where film and media-makers connect, create, mentor, and inspire current and future generations of women to explore and pursue careers in the field of filmmaking. By providing access to a broad network of resources, education, leadership, and support, we create the conditions for women and girls to express themselves through the media of film; raise awareness and visibility of women's and girls' work in film; and promote a diverse and positive representation of girls and women in media. Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization; all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Now open: Summer Self defense and Archery courses for Brownies-Cadettes - New Town locations!

Self- defense and Archery are back! In case you missed our winter or Spring offerings, we are hosting these events again in Summer. We are once again pleased to once again be working with Linda from the Inner Roar to offer the following series at the Camp Kokokahi YWCA and now at the Kapahulu Center in Town.


KANEOHE- Camp Kokokahi YWCA sessions and dates

- Junior & Cadette Self-Defense: May 12, 19 and 26 (series of 3) from 6 pm to 7 pm

- Brownie Self-Defense: June 9, 16, 23 (series of 3) from 6 pm to 7 pm.
- Junior & Cadette Archery: June 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, July 14 from  (series of 6) 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

- Brownie Archery: Thursday, July 21, 28, Aug 4, 2016 (series of 3) from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

- Junior & Cadette Self-Defense: June 30, July 7, 14 (series of 3) from 6 pm to 7 pm

** Cadette girls who complete the Archery series will be meeting the requirements for the Cadette Archery badge and will receive the badge upon completion. Juniors will get the I love archery fun patch. Girls who complete either self-defense series will receive a GSH Self-Defense fun patch.

TOWN- Kapahulu Center sessions and dates
- Brownie Self-Defense: June 10, 17, 24 (series of 3) from 6 pm to 7 pm.
- Junior & Cadette Archery: June 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15 from  (series of 6) 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
- Brownie Archery: Thursday, July 22, 29, Aug 5, 2016 (series of 3) from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

- Junior & Cadette Self-Defense: July 1, 8 and 15 (series of 3) from 6 pm to 7 pm

** Cadette girls who complete the Archery series will be meeting the requirements for the Cadette Archery badge and will receive the badge upon completion. Juniors will get the I love archery fun patch. Girls who complete either self-defense series will receive a GSH Self-Defense fun patch.

Registration for these series closes shortly before each session starts, and space is limited. Head to our website to register today! 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Early Bird: Renew your Registration today!

Girl Scouts of Hawai`i
Early Bird Registration
Thursday, April 1, 2016 – Thursday, June 30, 2016


Sign up today to earn the exclusive patch and get the shirt below at the early bird price of just $7.00! Prices will go up on July 1st. 


Pick up the above t-shirt at the discounted price of $7 by contacting your Island coordinator.
T-shirts come in three colors: green, heather black, and purple (sizes YS – AXL)

An order will be taken for the neighbor islands and delivered in one bulk shipment.  Contact your island coordinator by 5/31/16 to order **no shipping cost added**

For Oahu troops, contact Jen to order: 
Jennifer Gire
Oahu Membership Manager
Girl Scouts of Hawai`i
410 Atkinson Drive, Suite 2E1
Honolulu, HI 96814
T: 808-675-5535


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Now open: Spring Self defense and Archery

Self- defense and Archery are back! In case you missed our winter offerings, we are hosting these events again in Spring. We are once again pleased to once again be working with Linda from the Inner Roar to offer the following series at the Camp Kokokahi YWCA.

Brownie Self-Defense: April 21, 28 and May 5 (series of 3) from 6 pm to 7 pm.

Junior & Cadette Archery: April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19 and 26   (series of 6) from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Junior & Cadette Self-Defense: May 12, 19 and 26 (series of 3) from 6 pm to 7 pm

Cadette girls who complete the Archery series will be meeting the requirements for the Cadette Archery badge and will receive the badge upon completion. Girls who complete either self-defense series will receive a GSH Self-Defense fun patch.

Registration for these series closes April 20, and space is limited. Head to our website to register today! 




Thursday, March 31, 2016

Cybersecurity summer camp for high school students June 2016

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Are you interested in learning about cybersecurity? Then this is the program for you. The GenCyber Hawai`i program provides a summer cybersecurity camp experience for students in 9-12th grade. The goal is to help all students understand safe on-line behavior and raise interest and increase diversity in the cybersecurity field. 

To ensure a level playing field, GenCyber camps are open to all student and teacher participants at no cost. Funding is provided jointly by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation.
June 6-10, 2016 for Tracks 1 at Honolulu Community College Honolulu. 
Only 22 spots available per track, so sign up soon. 

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Track 1 is open to high school students entering grades 9 through 12. The objectives of this GenCyber camp is: 

Participants will participate in fun classes and competitions where they will put their skills to the test. The culminating event which will bring the beginner and advanced camp participants together will take place on the last day of camp on the UH Manoa campus.

Fill out the I am interested form here to get more information.  


**For MAUI residents: UH Maui College will also be hosting a beginner student camp as well during the week of June 6 – 10, 2016, and on the last day, June 10, 2016, Maui camp participants will be joining the rest of the camp participants on Oahu to take part in our culminating event at the UH Manoa campus.

Please visit maui.hawaii.edu/cybersecurity/gencyber for more information about amp.the Maui C

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Nominations now being accepted for volunteer appreciation awards

Help GSH recognize our amazing adult volunteers!  Nominations are now open for:

Volunteer of Excellence:
Purpose: To recognize a volunteer who has contributed outstanding service to girls and adult members of GSH in support of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and the mission to develop girls of courage, confidence and character for at least 1 membership year.

In order to be considered for this award, the candidate must meet all of the following criteria:

  • The candidate is an active, registered volunteer member of Girl Scouts of Hawaii.
  • The candidate must have an approved volunteer application and background check on file.
  • The candidate has successfully served one full membership year of service to GSH and has exceeded all requirements for the volunteer position.
  • The candidate has performed above and beyond expectations for the position to deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls position and has supported the council's mission goals in one or more of the following areas: Membership Development/Community Cultivation, Volunteer Relations and Support, Program, Leadership and Governance, Fund Development, and Council Support Service (such as IT, Customer Service or Merchandising).
  • The candidate actively recognizes, understands, and practices the values of inclusive behavior.

  • Appreciation Pin:

    Purpose: This award acknowledges the efforts of a volunteer who has provided continuous outstanding service in a Service Unit Leadership position for at least 2 membership years.

    In order to be considered for this award, the candidate must meet all of the following criteria:
    • The candidate is an active, registered volunteer member of Girl Scouts of Hawaii for a minimum of two membership years.
    • The candidate must have an approved volunteer application and background check on file.
    • The candidate has served in one or more Service Unit leadership positions for a minimum of 2 membership years.
    • The nominee has provided assistance in a leadership role in one or more Service Units over the two years.
    • The nominee's service goes above and beyond the expectations the position held and contributes to the Girl Scout Mission
    • The candidate actively recognizes, understands, and practices the values of inclusive behavior.



    Honor Pin:

    Purpose: This award acknowledges the efforts of a volunteer who has provided continuous outstanding service to two or more GSH Service Units in a Leadership position for at least 2 membership.   
    In order to be considered for this award, the candidate must meet all of the following criteria:
    • The candidate is an active, registered volunteer member of Girl Scouts of Hawaii for a minimum of two membership years.
    • The candidate must have an approved volunteer application and background check on file.
    •  The candidate has served in one or more Service Unit leadership positions for a minimum of 2 membership years.
    • The nominee has provided assistance in a leadership role in two (2) or more Service Units over the two years.
    • The nominee's service goes above and beyond the expectations the position held and contributes to the Girl Scout Mission
    • The candidate actively recognizes, understands, and practices the values of inclusive behavior.



    Nominations will be accepted up to Wednesday, April 20, 2016.  All nominations will go through committee review, and those selected will be recognized by Monday, May 30, 2016.

    For More Information



    Tuesday, March 29, 2016

    Junior Wonders of Aviation Day - Sign up today!



    The Pacific Aviation Museum is excited to host Junior girl scouts for an exciting morning in hands-on flying experiments while learning the principles of flight, explore the museum and learn how to fly a twin engine World War II airplane on a flight simulator. In addition to the hands on experiments and activities, a Scavenger Hunt will be held in the main museum. 
    Saturday April 16, 2016
    8:30 am- 12:30 pm
    Pacific Aviation Museum. 
    Cost is $25.00 per Junior and $12.00 for Adults.  

      Free shuttle bus transportation to Pacific Aviation Museum from the Pearl Harbor Memorial. Must register before Monday, April 4th at 5:00 p.m. to secure base access. 



    Hawaii Bicycling League to offer cycling courses

    The Hawaii Bicycling League  is hosting free cycling workshops for riders 13 and up to promote safe road cycling. These courses are great for students who ride to school and soon-to-be college students. 
     
    Cycling 101 and Efficient Riding Skills workshops equip riders with the confidence to ride safely on Hawai’i’s roads (with cars!). It begins with coverage of safe cycling practices, rights as a cyclist, rules of the road, equipment safety checks, lane positioning and more. The workshop then goes over drills in a safe environment and ends with a light ride to practice what we’ve learned. This bicycling workshop begins with coverage of safe cycling practices in a classroom setting then moves to a practice area for riding drills and covers things like scanning and signaling. Then to wrap things up and reinforce what we’ve learned we will finish with a group ride through the neighborhood, combining classroom knowledge and road skills. Additional scheduled classes available on the website.

    Cycling 101 Workshop
    Tuesday, April 12 2016
    4:30-6:30pm
    Bike Shop Aiea -98-019 Kamehameha Hwy, Aiea 96701
    Participants must bring a bicycle with working brakes and a helmet. Participants ages 13-15 must be accompanied with an adult. 16+ can come independently. 

    Efficient Riding Skills Workshop
    Sunday, April 17
    3-5 pm
    University of Hawaii at Manoa Kennedy Theatre
    Participants must bring a bicycle with working brakes and a helmet. Participants ages 13-15 must be accompanied with an adult. 16+ can come independently. 

    Monday, March 28, 2016

    Volunteers needed: Multiple Sclerosis Walk- April 2nd









                 The MS Society of Pacific South Coast Chapter is seeking volunteers to assist with the MS walk happening this Saturday at Aloha Stadium. 


    Girls are needed to participate in a variety of tasks. Troops can specify which tasks girls are willing to help with: 

    -  Set up crew: Help hanging signs, setting up games, setting up chairs, cleaning food area
    -  Kitchen Crew: help put drinks in coolers, serve food to volunteers, help set up food

    -  Game Facilitators:  lead fun games for participants such as Balloon toss, football throw, putt putt, water bucket relay




    Event details: 

     Multiple Sclerosis Society MS Walk 
    Aloha Stadium
    This Saturday April 2nd
    4 p.m. – 7 p.m.  (Setup 3 p.m.)



    Contact:
    Melissa Michaels
    Community Development Specialist
    Phone: 532-0806

    Friday, March 18, 2016

    Pacific Aviation Summer Explorers Club

    Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor 
    July 5-8th, 2016 
    9:00am - 3:45pm

    Pacific Aviation Museum is hosting a summer Four-day STEM program for students in grades 3-5 with the theme of aerospace. Participants will operate robotic telescopes to view objects in the universe, engineer a mechanism for “soft landings” on another planet, create unique artwork through astrophotography, and more. Price is $240 per student ($216 Museum Members) and includes all program fees, lunches, snack and an Explorers Club T-shirt. You can register on their website HERE. 

    Thursday, March 17, 2016

    Lemonade Alley Children's Entrepreneurial Challenge

    Biz Gym Foundation is excited to announce the upcoming Lemonade Alley Children's Entrepreneurial Challenge on April 9th at Pearl Ridge Center.
    Lemonade Alley is a hands-on innovation challenge that provides kids K-12 with an opportunity to learn entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and charitable givingTeams of 2-5 kids create lemonade recipe, design and build a lemonade stand and raise money for a charity of their choice. Contest formats of Lemonade Alley are judged per the following Rules »For the past 5 years, Lemonade Alley has reached over 400,000 lemonade lovers and kidpreneur supporters and has raised over $400,000 for 36 different charities.

    Come out and support the multiple kid-preneur teams making lemonade businesses to support the charities of their choice.
    Admission is FREE and all are welcome to come down and support tomorrow’s business leaders as they raise much needed funds for worthy charities.
    Date:
    April 9, 2016
    3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Pearl Ridge Center

    98-1005 Moanalua Road 
    Aiea, 96701
    For more information go to www.lemonadealley.com 

    March Madness Markdowns at Girl Scout Shop

    Shop the Girl Scout Shop online and save up to 75% off clearance items while supplies last.
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    Tuesday, March 15, 2016

    Women in Filmmaking summer camp opportunities

    Hawaii Women in Filmmaking is hosting four, week-long summer reel camps for Girls. Two types of camps will be offered:  animation and  basic reel. For an overview of each class here. Deadline to register is May 20th. Contact HWIF with any questions. 


    BASIC REEL | June 27- July 2 | 8:30 - 4:00

    To register, click here!


    ADVANCED | July 11- July 16 | 8:30 - 4:00

    To register, click here!


    2 D ANIMATION | July 18- July 22 | 8:30 - noon

    To register, click here!


    STOP MOTION | July 25- July 29 | 8:30 - noon

     To register, click here!


    About
    Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking is committed to achieving gender equity in filmmaking and other creative media arts. We are a creative and safe space where film and media-makers connect, create, mentor, and inspire current and future generations of women to explore and pursue careers in the field of filmmaking. By providing access to a broad network of resources, education, leadership, and support, we create the conditions for women and girls to express themselves through the media of film; raise awareness and visibility of women's and girls' work in film; and promote a diverse and positive representation of girls and women in media. Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization; all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.