Gold Award Recipient Cori Sutton Earns JABSOM Scholarship
From Gold Award-winning Girl Scout to future physician, Cori Sutton of Troop 415 has received a golden opportunity: a four-year full tuition scholarship to the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). She is just one of seven recipients of the Doctor of Medicine Early Acceptance Program, and credits the Girl Scouts of Hawaiʻi as key to her success.
For her Gold Award Project, Cori designed an innovative presentation for the Honolulu Zoo entitled “Save the Orangutans: If the Girl Scouts Can Do It, So Can You,” educating visitors about the deforestation caused by palm oil production. She joins the ranks of only six percent of eligible girls nationwide who have earned the prestigious Gold Award. Girl Scouts fostered Cori’s love for community service, and it has played an important role in helping her pursue her dream career as a doctor.
Congratulations to Cori Sutton! We know you will achieve great things in your future!
On July 24th Elizabeth Coleman (a Girl Advocate on the Girl Scouts of Hawai’i Board of Directors) was given the opportunity to present in front of the Generations United Nations Conference. Her remarks will be included in the final report to the United Nations, which will be presented at the General Assembly in New York City. Great job, Elizabeth!
The Brownies of Troop 789 donated wish list items to patients at Shriner’s Hospital for Children. With proceeds raised through the cookie sale, the girls purchased school supplies, books, and a tablet computer for use by the hospital’s pediatric patients. They were even given the opportunity to tour the factory where the hospital creates the custom artificial arms and legs for its patients.
The Juniors of Troop 009 donated wish list items to patients at Shriner’s Hospital for Children. With proceeds raised through the cookie sale, the girls purchased toothbrushes, toothpaste, coloring books, crayons, movies, and snacks. This project was one from the heart as a troop member found herself needing to be cared for by the nurses and doctors at Shriner’s as an infant.
“This past weekend I was at the post office when the lady behind the counter stopped me and asked if I was the “Girl Scout lady”. Her purpose in asking is that she wanted to thank the Girl Scouts for the coloring books and crayons that were donated to the emergency room at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Her son was a patient there recently and was so appreciative to have something to do and keep his mind off his injury while waiting to be seen by the doctor. I told her the items were donated by troop 928 in Waikoloa. Elise Wehr, along with troop leader Fran Harman, used the troop cookie proceeds to purchase and deliver the goodies to the hospital.”
Marci Goldman-Maker, Hawaii Island Membership and Program Coordinator.
2015-2016 Leadership Summit (Kick-0ff)
· Who: All Registered Volunteers
· When: Saturday, July 25, 2015
· Where: Central Union Church – Parish Hall.
· What: The focus will be on:
o Recognizing exceptional volunteers
o Clarify the difference between the higher awards (Bonze, Silver, and Gold)
o Answering the question, “what is a take action project? And how do I make one happen?”
o Providing resources on Girl Scout traditions, and learning how to include them in your troop and Service Unit meetings.
o Announcing the “Ladder of Leadership,” (L.I.A, PA, C.I.T, J.T. V.I.T, etc…)
o Creating a girl-led program at any program level.
o Child care is available if needed.
· Registration: http://girlscouts-hawaii.org/event/volunteer-leadership-summit/
o NOW OPEN! (Closes on Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 5:59pm.)
LAST CHANCE TO GET GIRL SCOUTS OF HAWAI`I PATCHES BEFORE PRICES INCREASE ON JULY 1ST!
Due to rising costs, we will be increasing prices on the following Girl Scouts of Hawai'i pins and patches:
NEW PRICE OLD PRICE
· Hawai`i Council Patch $2.50 $2.00
· Hawai`i Council Pin $4.50 $4.00
· Aloha Patch $2.50 $2.00
· Aloha Patch Program/1 patch $15.00 $15.00
· Ambassador Patch $2.00 $1.25
· Ambassador Rockers $1.00 $0.65
· Honor Troop Pin $3.00 $2.00
· Honor Troop Charm $3.00 $2.00
· Read To Me Patch $2.50 $2.00
· Camp Paumalu Patch $2.50 $2.00
We have some discounted patches available!
If you wanted to get a Surfin’ Santa from this past Christmas, we have 3 left at half price at $1 each!
5 World Thinking Day Patches left for 50 cents each!
We have MANY Bridging in Hawaii patches left! If you forgot to pre-order them, now is your chance to stop buy and purchase!
Have you been to Sea Life Park recently? Big changes are happening, and our Oahu troops were invited to be part of it. They had the opportunity to beautify the partitions separating the construction site with a mural of their own design. The participating troops got to see their piece of the project through from sketch to painting, and even get to attend the unveiling of the new attraction once completed!
We recently asked our troop leaders to complete a Take Action Survey, so we could gather examples of all of the amazing service our troops are providing. We’ve received some great responses, and here’s just one amazing example. Enjoy, and keep the responses coming!
“I am the Assistant Troop Leader for Troop 770 on Maui. I just finished taking the Taking Action survey. It noted that we should send you photos and description of our service projects.
October 18, 2014
We volunteered at the Maui Humane Society. The girls helped to stuff envelopes for a donation campaign they were working on.
November 9, 2014
We volunteered to clean up the pumpkin patch at Kula Elementary School.
November 21, 2014
We volunteered at Hope Chapel. The girls helped pack Operation Christmas Child boxes. These boxes go all over the world to less fortunate children.
December 20, 2014
The Troop along with Brownie Troop 772 went Christmas Caroling at Hale Mahaolu in Makawao. They also passed out homemade ornaments that they made at one of our meetings.
January 24, 2015
We volunteered at Trucker's Keiki Fun Day at Grace Bible Church. The girls ran the coloring station. All of the colored pictures were then sent to Trucker who was in the hospital.
We have done a lot more service projects this year. The girls love to volunteer their time to help others.”
PLEASE take just a few minutes of your time to fill out this quick survey! It is meant for those troops who completed at least one community service/take action project this membership year (October 1, 2014 – May 2015). We know our troops complete many hours of community service, and our goal is to start gathering as much information as we can. Mahalo!