Thursday, February 4, 2016

Service Project Idea: Jared Boxes

If your troop is looking for a service project idea to do with cookie proceeds, consider the Jared Box Project.

A Jared Box is a plastic storage box filled with small gifts, toys, games, and fun activities. Each box contains items selected for a specific age and gender. The boxes are delivered to hospitals. Jared Boxes provide a special diversion for young patients in emergency rooms, patient rooms, surgical centers, and clinics as they receive chemotherapy and other medical treatments. Jared Boxes bring smiles and laughter and lift the spirits of children in the hospital. There are pictures and testimonials on the Jared Box Project Facebook page

The goal of the Jared Box Project is to lift the spirits of children in the hospital. The boxes symbolize the importance of play and are filled with well wishes, hope, and love. Over 200,000 Jared Boxes have been delivered across the United States. 

Also, thanks to some wonderful supporters, Jared Box will actually give you a donation of $50 for a troop to use to begin making Jared Boxes.   

For more information or to get involved contact: You can call organizer Cindy Kolarik at 814-353-9343 or thejaredbox@gmail.com

History:
The Jared Box project was started in 2001 by the children at Our Lady of Victory School in State College, Pennsylvania to honor their classmate and friend, Jared. Jared was diagnosed with an incurable brain stem tumor in 1999. Jared maintained his sense of humor and the joys of childhood through play. He carried a backpack full of toys and games to all appointments, and questioned why the other children didn't bring toys to their exam rooms. Jared shared his toys and invited the other children to join him in a game of UNO. Jared's battle ended on November 12, 2000. A Jared Box is the gift of play to children in the hospital. Play is important, and a life threatening illness shouldn't interfere with the need to play.


Monday, February 1, 2016

NFL Play 60 Recap

Last Saturday 110 Girl Scouts participated in the NFL Play 60 event at Kapiolani park. Girls particiapted in several quick skills, drills and games lead by professional NFL coaches. Special guest Marcus Mariota came out and participated with the girls, signing shirts in between throwing the ball. GSH wants to thank all of the parents for bringing their girls and the volunteers who were critical to the event including: Anne Rice, Nayda Ramos, Danny Sparrell, Vincent, John and Megan. A big thank you to GSH CEO Shari Chang for passing out all the patches at the end. Thank you everyone! See pictures below from the day.

Girl Scouts of Hawaii Participants


Beautiful Diamondhead in the backgroud. 

Marcus Mariota meeting the kids
KK and Analei






Friday, January 29, 2016

Pacific Aviation Brownie Water Cycle Day 1/13/2016

Attention all Brownie Girl Scouts! GSH is partnering with the Pacific Aviation Museum on Ford Island to bring you Brownie Water Cycle Day. Girls will discover what makes the water/weather that affects us all., participate in hands-on experiments and various weather activities at the Pacific Aviation Museum. Girls will make a Cloud Viewer and rain in a jar.  Register now to ensure your spot!

Register now and submit your information to receive base access, if you do not already have it.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Girl Scouts and National Parks activity

Information gathered from: The National Park Service

The National Park Service and Girl Scouts of the United States of America have partnered to create the Girl Scout Ranger Program. Through this program you are invited to:
  • explore the outdoors
  • learn about the history of national parks
Girl Scouts are invited to participate in a variety of existing, organized educational or service projects at national park sites, or design their own experience or project to align withJourney work, badge activities, or a Take Action or Highest Award project. Girl Scouts are awarded certificates and/or patches for their participation.
For more information about the program partnership check out the website here: MORE INFORMATION
Here is a list of National Park Sites in Hawaii: Hawaii National Park Sites

Friday, January 22, 2016

Registration Help Day




Aloha, Blog Followers!

I know many of you have heard by now, but we just wanted to send out a quick reminder that Girl Scouts of Hawaii staff will be available at the council office at Ala Moana hotel tomorrow (Saturday, January 23rd) between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to help anyone who is still having difficulty getting registered as a Girl Scout or adult Girl Scout.


If you can't make it, that's okay--we'll do this again at the start of February. We're looking forward to helping you out!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Sign up today for NFL Play60 Honolulu



Have you registered yet? The NFL Pro Bowl is coming to town in just two short weeks and  is offering Girl Scouts of Hawai`i an opportunity to participate in their Play 60 initiative! Girls Scouts from Brownies through Seniors can sign up for a free Play60 event coming to Kapiolani Park in Honolulu on January 30th. Girls will learn skills and drills with certified NFL coaches and learn about the importance of exercise. Participating Girl Scouts will also earn an NFL Play60 event patch. See below. 



In order to participate, girls will need to register online and complete both a GSH health form and an NFL waiver (to come). Play 60 is the NFL’s campaign to encourage kids to get 60 minutes of exercise a day. The event here on Oahu will allow girls to interact with certified coaches and to practice skills and drills like running and passing. If your troop is working on one of the legacy Athlete badges, this event fits right in! 


Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Have friends who'd like to join in the fun but who aren't Girl Scouts yet? It's not too late for them to register as members and participate in the event. 




Tuesday, January 5, 2016

GSH says thanks to Cookie University Sponsors!

The Girl Scouts of Hawaiʻi is deeply appreciative of its corporate sponsor, The Rice Partnership, and Bonnie Rice, principal and chief compliance officer, for making Cookie University possible.

The Girl Scouts of Hawaiʻi will host its first Cookie University event to prepare scouts for the largest girl-led business in the world. Cookie University will take place on January 9, 2016, and will introduce scouts to financial, sales and customer service professionals, who will teach them valuable skills when operating their own business.

“We are very excited to host Cookie University for our Girl Scouts,” said chief executive officer Shari Chang. “The Cookie Program is the largest girl-led entrepreneur program in the world and is very important for our scouts, and with Cookie University, we hope to equip them with valuable resources and inspiring mentors who can teach them everything from money management to business ethics.”

Among the Cookie University speakers are:

·         Michele Saito, president of DTRIC, will discuss goal setting
·         Jodi Nozoe Chang, senior vice president of UBS, will speak about budget plans
·         Cara Goodrich, vice president of revenue management at Castle Resorts & Hotels, will present on customer service and sales
·         Stacey Acma, non-profit consultant and former executive director of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Hawaii, will talk about community service and business ethics


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Will you Play60?



The Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri got to Play60 with the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this year. Now, it's your turn! Read about their event here, then sign up to join in the fun: Play60 with the Chiefs

Girls from Brownies through Seniors can sign up for a free Play60 event coming to Kapiolani Park in Honolulu on January 30th. The NFL is offering the opportunity to Girl Scouts to learn skills and drills with certified coaches.

While the event is free, you do need to register online, and you'll be required to complete both a GSH health form and an NFL waiver. Have friends who'd like to join in the fun but who aren't Girl Scouts yet? It's not too late for them to register! We're a quarter of the way into the 2016 membership year, and there's plenty of fun and adventure in store.

Girl Scouts Play60!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

A Girl Scout on the Rhode to Success



One of Girl Scouts of Hawai‛i’s own alumni continues to make the world a better place even after her Girl Scout career. Katherine Clifton, a former Gold Award recipient, has been selected from over 860 candidates for a Rhodes scholarship! Katherine impressed her classmates and fellow Girl Scouts at Punahou School before attending Princeton University. Now Hawai‛i’s very own American Rhodes scholar will be attending Oxford University for her master’s degree. Katherine will be pursuing two degrees in Russian and Eastern European studies and in Migration Studies.

During her time with Girl Scouts, Katherine accomplished many things. Most notably, she earned her Gold Award through her work with Hawaii Literacy, a nonprofit dedicated to improving literacy rates in Hawai‛i. Her Gold Award project involved the creation of a video explaining Hawaii Literacy’s mission in both Samoan and Marshallese. Katherine lived in Serbia for nine months while attending Princeton and continued the Girl Scout culture by teaching English to children in a Roma city. She also tutored inmates in New Jersey correctional facilities. 

Her volunteerism, along with her studies at Punahou School, lead Katherine to her new path to Oxford University. An article written by Timothy Hurley about Ms. Clifton’s road to success can found in the Star Advertiser at the following link: http://www.staradvertiser.com/hawaii-news/punahou-princeton-alumna-1-of-32-u-s-rhodes-scholars

We are so proud of what Katherine accomplished with Girl Scouts of Hawai`i and will continue to accomplish at Oxford University. Kudos!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Run! Pass! Play 60!



 The NFL Pro Bowl is coming to town and the NFL is offering Girl Scouts of Hawai`i an opportunity to participate in their Play 60 initiative! Play 60 is the NFL’s campaign to encourage kids to get 60 minutes of exercise a day. The event here on Oahu will allow girls to interact with certified coaches and to practice skills and drills like running and passing. If your troop is working on one of the legacy Athlete badges, this event fits right in! And, Play 60 is free (though you’ll need to register for the event through the GSH website).

The health information form will be required, and the NFL has a waiver we'll be sending out to you as well. Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! 

Play 60! 



Friday, December 18, 2015

Happy Holidays from Us to You!

From your friends at GSH Council, we wish  you the best this season! Our offices throughout the state will be closed from December 25th through January 3rd, but we'll be back on the 4th ready for another great year!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Servco $25,000 Opportunity



To celebrate selling its 500,000th Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicle, Servco is giving $250,000 to Hawai`i non-profits – and they want your help to do it! They will be selecting 10 local non-profits for grants of $25,000 each.

Girl Scouts of Hawai`i invites you to nominate us by telling Servco why you are thankful for the work we do across the islands. Help us continue our mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world and their local communities a better place. 

Submit your application here by December 18th to nominate us for a $25,000 grant! Thank you for all you do!