Saturday, September 13, 2014

September 13-20, 2014



Back to Troop

Saturday, 9/13
Kaneohe Registration and Orientation, Kapunahala Elementary School  1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Contact Ailyn Lum

Sunday, 9/14
Honolulu West Registration for new families at Honpa Hongwanji 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Contact Clinton Wong  

Wednesday, 9/17
Manoa Recruitment at Punahou School PE Pavilion 5:30 p.m.
 
Friday, 9/19
Honolulu West Recruitment at Nuuanu Elementary School  Cafeteria 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Contact Clinton Wong

Friday, 9/26
Honolulu East Recruitment at Hokulani Elementary School

Upcoming Events

Saturday, 9/13
2 Booths at the Day4Kids Carnival hosted by the Girls & Boys Club at Washington Middle School 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Help Protect the Ocean
Hannah from Troop 377 will be hosting a booth for her Gold Award about Hawai'i's oceans and how to protect them. Posters, games, prizes and more.

Walk Away and Don’t Ever Look Back
Joy from Troop 377 will be hosting a booth for her Gold Award about the dangers of predators who blend in with the rest. Learn how to avoid or get out of situations quickly. Prizes, games, souvenirs, activities and a flash mob!


Sunday, 9/14
Hui Hookela Service Unit Ice Cream Social (9/5)
Kickoff to Girl Scouting for all age levels at St John Vianney, Kailua- 920 Keolu Dr. Parish Hall Cost~ $5 for ice cream & swap making crafts & 1 can of food to donate to the food pantry. Email Hui Hookela


Saturday, 9/20
Camping Hawaiian Style Training at Camp Kilohana on the Big Island; 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Register by 9/17.

Wednesday, 9/25
Girl Scouts of Hawai`i Council Office at 6:00 p.m.. A Webinar will be available for those who are unable to attend the Wednesday meeting.  Please email Janelle Harkness if you would like to attend in person or via the webinar.

Saturday, 10/11
Cardboard Challenge at Kokokahi YWCA from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon for some creative and inspired FUN!! Click here to watch the story of Caine’s Arcade, and get inspired! Bring your completed project ready to play; you can build it with your troop or on your own. So, start collecting cardboard, draw up some plans, and don’t forget the tape! The possibilities are endless: arcade games, robots, costumes, sizes, shapes, paint, colorful tape…Unleash your creativity!
Event open to registered members only. Fee applies. REGISTRATION COMING SOON!
 

Pacific Aviation offers Cadette Aviation Program
A chance to learn about aviation, weather, and the history of flight through our merit badge programs, historic tours, and special interest events. Scouts participate in hands-on activities that apply math, social studies, and science skills in exciting ways.

Saturday, 10/18
Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors needed to help make ribbon leis for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure breast cancer survivors.  Lei supplies donated by SGK Hawaii.  Instructions supplied.  Race day is Sun. Oct 19th at Kapiolani Park.  All leis would need to be turned in prior to race day. For more information or to help with this activity, please contact Dianne Bowen-Coleman, Leader GS Troop 377 Manoa as soon as possible at ddbowen-coleman@hawaii.rr.com.  Think PINK!

Friday- Sunday, 10/ 24-26
Camp Paumalu
PCCS High School age leaders: Be camp staff at a fresh concept Cadette Breathe Journey camp. Support Cadettes as they work on the Breathe Journey.  In addition to working on the Breathe Journey, they will be earning the LIA award.  The LIA award (one is required) is a new prerequisite for taking the PA Training. PA Training is a prerequisite for PCCS Training. Contact Mike Uno-Camp Coordinator
Saturday, 10/25
Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery at Punahou School from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Interactive workshop for 4th ─ 12th grade students.





Meet Girl Scout Sisters

Postcard Exchange Join in the exchange. Contact Lynn Mann of Arizona to add your troop to the master list. 

Senior and Ambassador Troops
Girl Scout in troop 40292 from Oregon is planning a trip to Hawaii in summer of 2016, and hopes to meet girl scouts from Hawaii from Senior and Ambassador Troops. They want to learn the culture and conduct a community service project (STEM).  Please contact Camille.

Cadette Troop
Cadette Troop 20634 from Benicia, California is planning a trip to Waikiki area the second week of June 2015.  They would love to get together with another Cadette troop bridging to Seniors next year.  They would like to meet socially and do a service project together.  Please set up a pen pal type of communication.  Please contact Kasey Flores

Upcoming deadlines & registration openings

Saturday, 10/24 – Sunday, 10/26
Breathe Journey registration on 9/1. Cadette girls will spend a weekend at Camp Paumalu earning both their Cadette Breathe Journey and the Wonders of Waters Lia award working with Brownies. Individual girls or troops may register for this camp. Both the Breathe Book ($7) and Breathe Award Patch Set ($5) Lia WOW Patch ($2.50) may be optionally purchased at time of registration.  No Refund.

I Can’t Wait to Be an Animal Hero - Know a youth who loves animals? Register them for the Animal Hero Service Learning Training Class and turn their passion into school credit! Tuition is $25.

Cookie Info & Shop

Cookies

REGISTER FOR THE 2015 COOKIE KICK OFF TRAINING.  Subscribe the the “Cookie Bites Blog” for the most up to date information about the Cookie Season and to sign up for training:  http://gshcookiebites.blogspot.com/

Dollorama Sale

Take advantage of bargain prices at our Dollarama Sale happening M-F, 10am-5pm from 9/15/14 to 9/26/14!  While supplies last!

 Share your Story
Calling all amazing Rock Star Girl Scouts! GSUSA is looking for great cookie stories to share nationally. An overview of each girl should be submitted, include: name, age level, location # of years as a Girl Scouts and details about your cookie sales, What makes your story so amazing and are you enrolled for the 2014/15 cookie season? Send submissions to Elizabeth Stone by 9/30/14.

Online Shop
The new membership year is approaching quickly!  Don’t forget to take advantage of the great Back to Troop savings online until 9/30/14!  If you haven’t been to our Online Shop, check out the cool craft and activity sets available on clearance! Click on:  http://www.girlscoutshop.com/SALE-ON-CRAFT-AND-ACTIVITY-SETS

Program Leader - Part–time

The Girl Scouts of Hawaii is hiring a part-time Program Leader for its Wonders of Water STEAM Leadership Program. This year-long program is being piloted in elementary schools with girls in grades 2-3 during after school hours in the Windward District of O'ahu.  This position is ideal for those who love teaching school-aged children, have a passion for Hawaii and the environment, and seek hands-on experience in leadership and curriculum-based instruction. To explore the Girl Scouts national curriculum for Wonders of Water go to: https://www.girlscouts.org/program/journeys/your_planet/brownie.asp For more information about the position, please contact Jessica Tafao at 675-5514.

Support Girl Scouts of Hawaii


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Shop at Safeway use eScrip a system that rewards customer loyalty by contributing a percentage of purchases made by participating families to qualified non-profit organizations like Girls Scouts of Hawaii.  Learn more about it at www.escrip.com.  Click the link at the end of the video to register.  One minute of your time can mean hundreds of dollars to Girl Scouts of Hawaii!   http://www.screencast.com/t/am5SFmg4ZsB 


Foodland’s Annual Give Aloha Campaign.  During the month of September, please support the Girl Scouts of Hawai’i by making a donation when you shop at Foodland, Sack N Save and Foodland Farms.  Just use your Maikai card at checkout and tell the cashier you would like to make a donation to the Girl Scouts of Hawai`i --- Organization Code 77181.  Foodland and Western Union Foundation will graciously match a portion of the donations! For more details, go to Give Aloha Campaign

Invest In Girls. Change the World.
Girl Scouts of Hawai`i reaches girls from kindergarten through high school and equips them with 21st century experiences and skills in a fun, safe and supportive environment. Together with your support, we are committed to making sure that the life enriching experiences of Girl Scouting is made available to all the girls in Hawai`i. Please support us in our commitment to make Girl Scouting available to all the girls in our Aloha state. Donate Now.   Check out the video on the WOW program.



Aloha United Way Campaign

GSH designation code: 96170.  Does your workplace participate in the Aloha United Way campaign? You can support the work of GSH throughout the entire year by making a pledge using payroll deduction. Just designate how much you want deducted from each pay period and the funds will be automatically collected for disbursement to GSH. Supporting GSH can’t get simpler than that!



Recognition

Isabelle is a National Merit Semifinalist.  Isabelle of Troop 973 is a senior at Hawaii Technology Academy.  President of National Honor Society, Vice President of George B. Carter Serteens Club of Hawaii, member of Mensa Hawaii and the Davidson Young Scholar program, played piano for 8 years, and dances Tahitian.  Congratulations Isabelle!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Saturday, September 6 - Friday, September 13

Back to Troop

Sunday, 9/7
Honolulu West Recruitment, Maemae Elementary School 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, 9/14
Honolulu West Registering new families  at Honpa Hongwanji  - 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, 9/17
Manoa Recrutiment at Punahou School Campus in the P.E. Pavilion 5:30 p.m. 

Friday, 9/26
Honolulu East Recruitment at Hokulani Elementary School

Upcoming Events

Sunday, 9/13
2 Booths at the Day4Kids Carnival hosted by the Girls & Boys Club at Washington Middle School 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Help Protect the Ocean
Hannah from Troop 377 will be hosting a booth for her Gold Award about Hawai'i's oceans and how to protect them. Posters, games, prizes and more.

Walk Away and Don’t Ever Look Back
Joy from Troop 377 will be hosting a booth for her Gold Award about the dangers of predators who blend in with the rest. Learn how to avoid or get out of situations quickly. Prizes, games, souvenirs, activities and a flash mob!

Camp Kokokahi Fair; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Kokokahi YWCA from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Face painter volunteers needed. 

Saturday, 9/20
Camping Hawaiian Style Training at Camp Kilohana on the Big Island from 9:00 a.m.  to 6:00 p.m. Register by 9/17.

Saturday, 10/11

Cardboard Challenge at Kokokahi YWCA from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon for some creative and inspired FUN!! Click here to watch the story of Caine’s Arcade, and get inspired! Bring your completed project ready to play; you can build it with your troop or on your own. So, start collecting cardboard, draw up some plans, and don’t forget the tape! The possibilities are endless: arcade games, robots, costumes, sizes, shapes, paint, colorful tape…Unleash your creativity!
Event open to registered members only. Fee applies. REGISTRATION COMING SOON!






 Pacific Aviation offers Cadette Aviation Program
A chance to learn about aviation, weather, and the history of flight through our merit badge programs, historic tours, and special interest events. Scouts participate in hands-on activities that apply math, social studies, and science skills in exciting ways.




Friday- Sunday, 10/ 24-26
Camp Paumalu
PCCS High School age leaders: Be camp staff at a fresh concept Cadette Breathe Journey camp. Support Cadettes as they work on the Breathe Journey.  In addition to working on the Breathe Journey, they will be earning the LIA award.  The LIA award (one is required) is a new prerequisite for taking the PA Training. PA Training is a prerequisite for PCCS Training. Contact Mike Uno-Camp Coordinator miuno@girlscouts-hawaii.org.

Saturday, 10/25
Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery at Punahou School from  8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Interactive workshop for 4th ─ 12th grade students







Meet Girl Scout Sisters

Senior and Ambassador Troops
Girl Scout in troop 40292 from Oregon is planning a trip to Hawaii in summer of 2016, and hopes to meet girl scouts from Hawaii from Senior and Ambassador Troops. They want to learn the culture and conduct a community service project (STEM).  Please contact Camille.

Cadette Troop
Cadette Troop 20634 from Benicia, California is planning a trip to Waikiki area the second week of June They would love to get together with another Cadette troop bridging to Seniors next year.  They would like to meet socially and do a service project together.  Please set up a pen pal type of communication.  Please contact Kasey Flores

Upcoming deadlines & registration openings

Sunday, 9/14:
Hui Hookela Service Unit Ice Cream Social (9/5)
Kickoff to Girl Scouting for all age levels at St John Vianney, Kailua- 920 Keolu Dr. Parish Hall
Cost~ $5 for ice cream & swap making crafts & 1 can of food to donate to the food pantry. Email Hui Hookela






Saturday, 10/24 – Sunday, 10/26
Breathe Journey registration on 9/1. Cadette girls will spend a weekend at Camp Paumalu earning both their Cadette Breathe Journey and the Wonders of Waters Lia award working with Brownies. Individual girls or troops may register for this camp. Both the Breathe Book ($7) and Breathe Award Patch Set ($5) Lia WOW Patch ($2.50) may be optionally purchased at time of registration.  No Refund.

I Can’t Wait to Be an Animal Hero - Know a youth who loves animals? Register them for the Animal Hero Service Learning Training Class and turn their passion into school credit! Tuition is $25.

First look: shop sales & promos

Winner of IPod Touch
Congratulations toTeagan from Troop 632, Ewa No Ka Oi Service Unit!  She is the winner of the iPod Touch 350+ box drawing for the 2013-14 Cookie Season! She sold 350 boxes of cookies.  Way to go Teagan!




Digital Cookies
You may have heard a buzz about Digital Cookies (ordering cookies online)!  We are SO excited about Digital Cookie and can’t wait for all of us to experience it this cookie season. As we prepare you to use Digital Cookie in your upcoming cookie sale, please remember this is the most important Girl Scout Cookie news in the past several decades.  Since all councils and GSUSA are working as a team to share this news with the media on December 1, we ask that you please keep this information confidential and not share it with folks outside of the organization until December 1, 2014. This means you should also refrain from posting about Digital Cookie on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms until December 1, 2014. Thanks for your cooperation, this is going to be a fabulous cookie season!
Share your Story
Calling all amazing Rock Star Girl Scouts! GSUSA is looking for great cookie stories to share nationally. GSUSA will pick a few top stories to highlight in national press surrounding NGSCW. An overview of each girl should be submitted, include: name, age level, location # of years as a Girl Scouts and details about your cookie sales, What makes your story so amazing and are you enrolled for the 2014/15 cookie season? Send submissions to Elizabeth Stone elstone@girlscouts-hawaii.org by 9/30/14.


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The Samoas 40th Birthday Bash
Coming in January, and this virtual cookie rally will celebrate everything Samoas.  Do you have Samoas-related photos, videos or other treasures in your archive that we could share with the whole Girl Scout family?  Send them to elstone@girlscouts-hawaii.org. By 9/11/14, and Little Brownie Baker may feature your council’s contributions in the show!
COOKIE TRAINING
SAVE THE DATE!  2015 Cookie Training 10/10/14 from 9:00am-11:00am at Ward Warehouse or 10/15/14 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Central Union Church.  Lots of exciting news this Cookie Season!
New Cookie Videos!  As promised, September is here and we have new videos for you!  Our Bling Your Booth Video invites girls to participate in this fun contest. Use it in your Cookie Rallies and in any other place to promote this contest. Our Cookie Boss Video highlights the great teamwork and learnings that girls experience while preparing for and running their cookie sale.  Have fun using these videos!
Shop:
The new membership year is approaching quickly!  Don’t forget to take advantage of the great Back to Troop savings online until 9/30/14!  If you haven’t been to our Online Shop, check out the cool craft and activity sets available on clearance! Click on:  http://www.girlscoutshop.com/SALE-ON-CRAFT-AND-ACTIVITY-SETS
CALLING ALL BARGAIN HUNTERS! 
Come by the Girl Scouts of Hawaii Council and shop during our DOLLARAMA SALE!  We’ll be clearing out the remaining stock from our brick and mortar shop plus MORE!  Sale begins:  9/15-9/19  and 9/22-9/26 from 10:00am-5:00pm

After School Hours Advisors

The Girl Scouts of Hawai`i is looking for After School Hours Program Advisors on the Windward and Waianae Coasts of Oahu and the Lihue and Kapaa areas of Kauai.
The ASHP Advisor is a part-time position (10-15 hours/week) that is responsible for leading and facilitating the execution of the Girl Scout Leadership Program in an after school setting. The program operates in a school setting once a week for at least one hour. Additional meetings per week may be added, depending on the number of participants who register. Advisors are employed by Girl Scouts of Hawai`i and are compensated for preparing, leading, and concluding program activities. In addition, the advisor will conduct evaluations of the program activities. The Advisor is expected to be available at the school location and ASHP site at least 15 minutes prior to the conclusion of the regular school day, as the program begins immediately thereafter. Go to Girls Scouts of Hawaii employment page for more details.

Scholarship for Women

Soroptimist International of the Americas is offering a wonderful opportunity to provide cash awards to women who are seeking to overcome adversity in their lives by pursuing a higher education. The money awarded can be used toward expenses related to their educational goals, such as the cost of tuition, books, childcare, or transportation. Through the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards, $1.6 million is awarded each year.
Applications are due by November 15th. Be sure to include on the application the name of the POC for the Soroptimist International of Honolulu club listed below. Julie is also who you would submit your applications to: Julie Arigo (808) 295-6536
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Support Girl Scouts of Hawaii

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Do you have a Safeway Club card? Check out eScrip. eScrip has created a system that rewards customer loyalty by contributing a percentage of purchases made by participating families to qualified non-profit organizations. Parents, friends and families are encouraged to register their grocery club cards and existing credit/debit cards as supporters.A percentage of all purchases made at eScrip merchants will be given back to the designated organization. Participating merchants contribute each time your families make a purchase using their registered cards. There are no receipts to collect, no vouchers or certificates to buy, no hassles for you and every purchase counts! Learn more about it at www.escrip.com

Watch the short video and then click the link at the end of the video to register.  One minute of your time can mean hundreds of dollars to us!   http://www.screencast.com/t/am5SFmg4ZsB 


Foodland’s Annual Give Aloha Campaign.  During the month of September, please support the Girl Scouts of Hawai’i by making a donation when you shop at Foodland, Sack N Save and Foodland Farms.  Just use your Maikai card at checkout and tell the cashier you would like to make a donation to the Girl Scouts of Hawai`i --- Organization Code 77181.  Foodland and Western Union Foundation will graciously match a portion of the donations! For more details, go to Give Aloha Campaign

Invest In Girls. Change the World.
Girl Scouts of Hawai`i reaches girls from kindergarten through high school and equips them with 21st century experiences and skills in a fun, safe and supportive environment. Together with your support, we are committed to making sure that the life enriching experiences of Girl Scouting is made available to all the girls in Hawai`i. Please support us in our commitment to make Girl Scouting available to all the girls in our Aloha state. Donate Now.   Check out the video on the WOW program.





Aloha United Way Campaign

GSH designation code: 96170.  Does your workplace participate in the Aloha United Way campaign? You can support the work of GSH throughout the entire year by making a pledge using payroll deduction. Just designate how much you want deducted from each pay period and the funds will be automatically collected for disbursement to GSH. Supporting GSH can’t get simpler than that!