Sunday, March 1, 2015


 
Upcoming Events:
·         Women of Distinction
o   We have had some questions about Girl Auction Runners.  This year we will be doing a few new things at our event!  One of them is an online auction so we will not need as many girl runners.  At this time, we have enough runners.  However if an older girl would like to participate, we are looking for Gala Greeter Leaders.  These older girls will work with a group of younger girls doing the following: Show them how to greet guests, escort girls to the bathroom, be an example to them as a greeter and help the younger girls to not get out of control, and help with any other problems that may arise. The number of Gala Greeter Leaders will be determined by the number of younger Gala Greeters participating.  If an older girl is interested in being a Gala Greeter Leader, have them sign up as a Gala Greeter.
Or
 
·         Brownie and Junior Camp
o   Who: Brownie & Junior Girl Scout Troops and adult chaperones.
 All girls must be accompanied by at least one adult chaperone.
o   When:  Saturday, April 11, 2015 – Sunday, April 12, 2015
o   Where: Camp Paumalu
 
·         STEM Camp:
o   Who: All registered Girl Scouts of Hawaii girls.
o   When: Friday, July 17, 2015 – July 19, 2015
o   Where: Camp Paumalu
o   Registration coming soon!!
 
·         Discover Your Future in Aviation
o   When: March 7
o   Where: Pacific Aviation Museum
  For more information: jetafao@girlscouts-hawaii.org.
 
 
 
 
Camp Volunteer Positions
Junior Camp – Get Moving
·         Looking for volunteers who would like to be part of a committee to plan Junior-Get Moving Camp which will be held Friday, June 5th through Sunday, June 7th.  We are specifically looking for volunteers who would like to plan and run a Get Moving station at camp (general guidelines will be provide). Volunteers will need to be available to attend committee meetings (committee meetings will be offered via webinar, if you cannot attend in person).  Interested? Please contact Anne Rice at aksutheimer@hotmail.com.
STEM Camp
·         STEM Camp will be in July.  If you or anybody you know is a STEM professional and would like to participate for ½ day at camp, please contact Anne Rice at aksutheimer@hotmail.com.
 
 
Volunteer Positions
Training and support will be provided
 
Egg Hunt at Manoa Park.
·         Manoa Park needs older girls to help with their annual Egg Hunt on Sunday March 29th from 8:30am-11:00am.  Volunteers will help with arts and crafts and the egg hunt.  There are about 300 keiki expected to attend and volunteers are needed to help. Their project this year is a visor/mask that is the shape of a Ninja Turtle Face.  Volunteers could earn community service hours needed for school and NHS.  Please contact Marc at mkoga@honolulu.gov
 
Gold Award
o   Girl Scouts of Hawai‘i is seeking volunteers to help with the Gold Award committee as well as helping mentor girls who are earning their Gold Award.
 
o   Gold Award committee members are needed to approve higher awards across the state. Mentors are needed to work one on one with girl's to guide and offer support through the higher award process. Both committee members and Mentors are needed across the state, are flexible, and we'll work with your schedule and location!
 
Volunteer Trainer
o   Do you enjoy helping other volunteers learn the ropes and get excited about their new role? Girl Scouts is looking for volunteer trainers who can deliver information about Girl Scouting to new and experienced volunteers. This is a perfect opportunity for someone who is looking to support Girl Scouting behind the scenes, who like to work with other adult volunteers, and for someone who needs a flexible volunteer opportunity.
 
STEM Professionals and Volunteers
o   Are you a professional or volunteer who use science, technology, engineering, or math in your field? Mentors and role models guide students in transforming their interests into careers. Even if you can volunteer only for a limited amount of time, studies have shown that talking with professionals in their own communities helps students. From leading an activity at STEM camp to mentoring a Gold Awardee, the roles of STEM professionals are crucial to the development of exceptional skills, excitement, and accomplishment for students. We’re developing a directory of these Hawaii-based people who are interested in being resources for interested Girl Scouts.
 
It’s Your Story – Tell It!
Girl Scouts of Hawaii would love to tell your story!  Remember, if a troop or service unit has a media opportunity, please let Girl Scouts of Hawai`i know in advance.
Send your stories to jegire@girlscouts-hawaii.org.
 

Friday, February 27, 2015

 
Happy Chinese New Year!

 


Girls of the Honolulu West service unit helped to ring in the Lunar New Year with Governor David Ige and Mayor Kirk Carlisle.  Happy year of the ram!  
 
Don't forget to send your stories to jegire@girlscout-hawaii.org.
 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Become a Girl Advocate

What is a Girl Advocate:
 
Each year, up to four girls will be chosen to serve as Girl Advocates (GA’s) on Girl Scouts of Hawai`i’s Board of Directors. As GA’s, they are expected to represent and be a voice for their peers through attendance in board meetings, active participation in board discussions, and various presentations to board members. This opportunity is currently only open to girls on Oahu. (Apply Here)
 
What You’ll Get:
 
Throughout their one-year term, GA’s can expect to sharpen their business acumen while developing leadership skills through the three keys (Discover, Connect, Take Action) as part of this unique opportunity. They can also utilize their experience as a GA in working toward their Silver and/or Gold Torch Award as well as a few other badges on their own time.
 
The ideal candidate
 
The ideal candidate is passionate about Girl Scouts because it has made a difference in her life in some way. She can identify how Girl Scouts makes a difference in the lives of girls, is confident in her beliefs and abilities, and can articulate her thoughts while remaining eager to learn from both her peers and other board members. She is also actively involved in various aspects and programs of Girl Scouts and has a desire to give back to her community to make the world a better place.
 
 
The selection process
 
The selection process runs from February through April.  Below is a timeline to give you a better idea of what you’ll need to do to make time to apply.  Please note that this schedule is tentative and may change.
  • February: Applications open.
  •  March: Applications due by Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at 5:00 p.m.
  •   March: Applications reviewed by Selection Committee
  • Late March-Early April:  Girls notified if they are nominated to be a Girl Advocate.  If not, girls are encouraged to use the feedback provided to re-apply the following year.
 
For more information, and to apply click here.
 
Contact:        
Jennifer Gire
jegire@girlscouts-hawaii.org,  
(808) 675-5535
Ewa No Ka Oi Celebrates World Thinking Day:


 
February 21, 2015:
 

The Ewa No Ka Oi Service Unit decided to use this year’s World Thinking Day theme ("Develop a global partnership for development")  to establish relationships with existing charities who work nationally or internationally. As they were learning how to sew troop 590, from the Ewa No Ka Oi service unit, decided they wanted to contribute to “Little Dresses For Africa.” After making 14 dresses on their own, they then used their service unit's World Thinking Day event to invite girls from other troops to each take a turn at a sewing machine.  This helped to turn their total donation into 19 dresses that will be sent to the organization this week!

 
know any other troops who are forming local and global partnerships?  Share their story!  Send an email to jegire@girlscouts-hawaii.org

 

 

 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday News:

Cookie Pick Up
·         Kona pick up on 2/25
·         Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Hilo pick up on 2/26
·         If you haven’t already done so please sign up for a cookie pick up time.  Print your confirmation and bring it with you to pick up.
·         As a reminder, arrive early and have all vehicles ready to go.
·         If you are bringing an open bed truck you MUST have a cover or tarp with a tie down.
·         Please do not bring children for safety reasons.
·         Only 1 or 2 cases of Toffee-tastic will be allowed per troop.
 
 
IMPORTANT:  Verify that you have all of your cookies before you sign the confirmation and leave.  There will be no adjustments made to orders after you leave the cookie pick up.
 
Share your Cookie Goals with us and what your troop will be doing with their proceeds!!
 
 
It’s Your Story … Tell It!
 
Are your girls changing their community through active participation?  Have they shown courage, confidence, and character in their words and actions? Do you know an outstanding volunteer who has shown leadership and commitment to the growth of Hawaii’s girls?
 
Send your stories to jegire@girlscouts-hawaii.org.
 
 
 
Be a Goal Getter!
 
We’re giving away PRIZES!!!  Submit your entries to Elizabeth Stone.  Haven’t heard about the contest??  Go to our Cookie Bites Blog for all of the details!! 
 
 
 
Just Eight More Days …
To become a Women of Distinction Gala Greeter!
 
Help us show the public what Girl Scouting is all about! Girl Scout Gala Greeters play an important role in setting the tone for our all-important Woman of Distinction Dinner, greeting hundreds of guests with waves and smiles along the driveway into the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

This year we will be recognizing three extraordinary women: Christine Camp, Michelle Ho, and Martha Smith.

Gala Greeters will also have the opportunity to participate in the opening ceremony, take part in a private Girl Scouts-only opportunity to meet & greet the honorees and will receive a special 2015 Woman of Distinction commemorative patch.
 
Date:
Friday, March 6, 2015
 
Time:
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
(Check-in is at 5:00 p.m.)
 
Location:
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom I
2005 Kalia Road
Honolulu, HI

Registration Deadline: Saturday, February 28, 2015

Notes:
1. Wear your Girl Scout uniform or T-shirt with your vest or sash.
2. Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes.
3. Bring bottled water and a snack.
 
To register: your troop for this awesome experience, please click on the link below:
 
or
 
 
Volunteer Positions
Training and support will be provided
 
Gold Award
·         Girl Scouts of Hawai‘i is seeking volunteers to help with the Gold Award committee as well as helping mentor girls who are earning their Gold Award.
 
·         Gold Award committee members are needed to approve higher awards across the state. Mentors are needed to work one on one with girl's to guide and offer support through the higher award process. Both committee members and Mentors are needed across the state, are flexible, and we'll work with your schedule and location!
 
Volunteer Trainer
·         Do you enjoy helping other volunteers learn the ropes and get excited about their new role? Girl Scouts is looking for volunteer trainers who can deliver information about Girl Scouting to new and experienced volunteers. This is a perfect opportunity for someone who is looking to support Girl Scouting behind the scenes, who like to work with other adult volunteers, and for someone who needs a flexible volunteer opportunity.
 
STEM Professionals and Volunteers
·         Are you a professional or volunteer who use science, technology, engineering, or math in your field? Mentors and role models guide students in transforming their interests into careers. Even if you can volunteer only for a limited amount of time, studies have shown that talking with professionals in their own communities helps students. From leading an activity at STEM camp to mentoring a Gold Awardee, the roles of STEM professionals are crucial to the development of exceptional skills, excitement, and accomplishment for students. We’re developing a directory of these Hawaii-based people who are interested in being resources for interested Girl Scouts.