Saturday, December 20, 2014

December 20, 2014

I Can’t Wait to Experience …

Check out these upcoming events on the GSH Calendar:

I Can’t Wait to Take a Bite…….

Cookie pre-sale is here starting January 5th!  Remember, you must be registered to participate in this as well! 

eBudde Webinar #2
Make sure to be registered for the January 8th webinar. It will cover: the initial order tab; the delivery tab; the girl order tab; and the booth sale tab. Register here.

Samoas Get Screen Time
We have some exciting news to share! Food Factory USA will feature Samoas on an upcoming episode. Be sure to tune in and see how the Samoas make it from the oven to the box. The episode will premiere on Saturday, December 20, at 9:30 p.m. ET on the FYI Network, part of the A+E family. 

Office Closed for Christmas
GSH office will be closed from December 25th- January 4th. Since this is a long break, please make sure to communicate any questions with us now or come by the office for cookie supplies! We want to make sure you're equipped to hit the ground running when the Holidays are over!

I Can’t Wait to Share…

Serving at the Shelter
Troop 188 decorated 300 cupcakes at their troop Christmas party to serve at IHS shelter and they also served a meal on December 16th .  “The girl scouts saw firsthand just how appreciative the homeless were for the wonderful meal they served,” shared Marianna. 

Meeting the Mayor
Troop 832 visited Hawaii Island’s Mayor, Billy Kenoi on October 23. “In between meetings on road construction, lava updates, parks issues, and solid waste challenges, I got to hang out with Girl Scouts and Brownie Troop 832! Their questions were tougher than the Council or the Media. They were really fun and engaging as they pursued their government service badge. Reminded me why we so lucky to call Hawaii home!” said Kenoi.

Troop 377 present Gold Award Booths

On December 13, troop 377 had their Gold Award booths at Kalihi Palama Library.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

December 13, 2014

I Can’t Wait to Experience …

Check out these upcoming events on the GSH Calendar:

I Can’t Wait to Take a Bite…….
ONLY 1 more month until the first round of Cookie Booth Site Selections! 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. If you need assistance checking your roster, please click here.

THE COOKIES ARE COMING! Pre-sale begins on January 5th! Last minute cookie supplies are available for you in our Volunteer Resource Center. Email Lila at or Elizabeth at for any questions. Make sure to get them in before our Christmas break!

I Can’t Wait to Shop…….
Super cute Girl Scout Christmas items have taken over the online shop! Get this sweet deal while it lasts. 

I Can’t Wait to Share………
Troop 2028 of Hawaii Island collected items for Stockings for Soldiers.  The troop collected items from Walmart, KTA, Choicemart, Keauhou Farmer's Market and the Veteran's Cemetery.  The troop also walked around town to various businesses collecting items, leaving flyers and money collection jars, sent mailings and created newspaper and radio psa’s.  “It was sure a lot of work but also a lot of fun and the feedback from the community this year were simply amazing,” said troop leader, Nicki.  112 boxes are being shipped to military troops in Qatar. 

 Scout Troop 377 held banners for the Honolulu City Lights Electric Parade on December 6. Elizabeth, Fariha, Hannah, Randi and Sydney had a great time along with leader Dianne, and parent volunteers Joan and Josie.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

December 6, 2014

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…….
  • The digital Cookie Program was officially announced on 12/1!  It’s a very exciting time for the Girl Scouts!  If you have any media inquiries, please refer them to Lila Frisbie at 675-5529 or
  •  Digital Cookie will be available to the consumer between Feb.     6th and Mar. 15th. 
  • Cookie Season Booth Sale Sign Ups are just around the corner!  To qualify to participate in the first round of selection on 1/12/14, please register your Girl Scout for the 2015 membership year by Dec. 19th at:  If you encounter problems, please submit a help ticket or call the help desk at 380-6665. 
  • For the most up to date information regarding the Cookie Program, please subscribe to the “Cookie Bites Blog” at: 

I Can’t Wait to Try………
Gold Award Booths – Troop 377
December 13, Saturday- 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Kalihi Palama Library.  Girl Scout Gold Award Booths- Hannah is presenting Help Protect the Ocean: Teaching our youth about protecting our oceans and marine life; Joy is presenting the Walk Away Don’t Ever Look Back – WADELB : Teaching our youth about predators/harassment and how to avoid it; Randi is presenting The Food You 8: Learn healthy food and fun things to stay healthy and Fariha will present Education is Priority: Learn about education in third world countries and  how you can make an impact.
I Can’t Wait to meet my Girl Scout Sisters……
Girl Scout junior troop 4347 in Colorado would like to start a pen pal exchange with a junior troop in Hawaii.  The troop has 4 girls 9-10 years old.  Please contact Natalie Johnson

Girl Scout daisy troop 1263 from Pennsylvania would like to start a pen pal exchange with a daisy troop in Hawaii.  Troop 1263 has 5 daisy girls. Autumn,  Angela,  Abigail,  Emily,  and Katie are excited and hoping to have a Daisy Troop as pen pals very soon! Please contact Cheryl Paino, 631 Scenic Drive, Bernville, PA 19506.

I Can’t Wait to Share………
Share with generationOn

Join generationOn in giving back this holiday season by participating in The Joy Maker Challenge. For each youth who volunteers from November 10th—December 19th, Hasbro will donate a toy or game to Toys for Tots.  We know that the Girl Scouts works to help girls become responsible and committed members of their communities. The Joy Maker Challenge provides a free and easy way to engage girls in rewarding community service and doubles the impact of their work!

1.       Visit generationOn microsite ( to sign-up.
2.       Complete a service project (if you are already doing holiday service, simply share the story of the work you’ve already done/have planned to do).
3.       Share your story for a chance to win great prizes, including $1000 grant and $10,000 worth of toys and games to donate locally.

Sharing Our Harvest: Homeless

Troop 377 fed the homeless in Kakaako on November 30th.   Elizabeth, Joy and Fariha played the ukulele and Marisa sang.  All the girls including Hannah and Randi fed the families and ate with them.  Dianna Bowen-Coleman said, “They (people being fed) were so grateful and so overwhelmed with the spirit of the girls towards them. “


The troop also collected plastic lids and sorted it for B.E.A.C.H. 

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:

Cookie Manager Agreement Form
Don’t forget! A few days left to submit your Cookie Manager form by Nov. 28! Register here:

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:

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:
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:

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