Saturday, November 23, 2013

Saturday, 11/23 - Friday, 11/29


What’s up this week
Sunday, 11/24
Honolulu-West Service Unit Cookie Rally (Nuuanu Elementary Gym), 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Want to know all there is to know about Girl Scout Cookies and how to have a successful Cookie Sale Season? Join Honolulu West Service Unit for Cookies 101 at their second annual Service Unit Cookie Rally!
 
Wednesday, 11/27
Troop Leader (01) and Co-Leader (02) Photo Shoot (GSH Headquarters), 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.
In the coming months we will launch a brand new portion of our website but need your help to do it! The new page will be dedicated to our valued volunteers, and that includes YOU! Girl Scouts would not be possible without the work you do on behalf of girls. We want the world to know of your service! Send in your headshot to us (a JPG with your name, troop # and geographic area you serve) by 11/27 or email takaneshige@girlscouts-hawaii.org to schedule a time on 11/27 to take your photo.
 
 
Upcoming deadlines & registration openings
FORMS DUE:
2014 Cookie Manager Agreement Forms OVERDUE – if you haven’t turned yours in, do it today!
DEADLINE: 11/15
So you registered to be the Cookie Manager and have completed your “Cookie Manager Agreement Form”….THANK YOU!! eBudde, our online cookie inventory system will help make it easy for you to keep track of cookies and finances! Join us during this webinar as we navigate you through the first steps you must take in eBudde to help you get your troop set up and ready for the Cookie Season!
 
FORMS DUE:
Dad & Me Camp (12/7-12/8)
DEADLINE: 11/25
A Girl or Adult Health Information for Council Programs form must be completed and submitted for all girl participants and their Dads. These forms found on our website, are "fillable" Word documents. To sign these documents, please type in your complete name on the applicable three signature lines. Attach the documents to an email and email them to miuno@girlscouts-hawaii.org.
 
DEADLINE:
All Troop Leaders (01) and Co-Leaders (02) should send their headshots in by Wednesday!
DEADLINE: 11/27
In the coming months we will launch a brand new portion of our website but need your help to do it! The new page will be dedicated to our valued volunteers, and that includes YOU! Girl Scouts would not be possible without the work you do on behalf of girls. We want the world to know of your service! Send in your headshot to us (a JPG with your name, troop # and geographic area you serve) by 11/27 or email takaneshige@girlscouts-hawaii.org to schedule a time on 11/27 to take your photo. See above for available times.
 
REGISTRATION OPEN:
Big Island Cookie Rally (12/7)
DEADLINE: 11/30
Prepare for a great cookie season by participating in fun activities geared to teach girls and their families all about the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Get pumped up for cookie sales, see what incentives you can earn, meet fellow Girl Scouts from across the island, and get tips on having the most successful and safe cookie season possible. Games, crafts, cookies, fun!
 
REGISTRATION OPEN:
2014 Cookie eBudde Training #1 (12/3) – space is limited!
DEADLINE: 12/3
So you registered to be the Cookie Manager and have completed your “Cookie Manager Agreement Form”….THANK YOU!! eBudde, our online cookie inventory system will help make it easy for you to keep track of cookies and finances! Join us during this webinar as we navigate you through the first steps you must take in eBudde to help you get your troop set up and ready for the Cookie Season!
 
REGISTRATION OPEN:
Girl Scouts Highest Awards Training-MAUI (12/1)
DEADLINE: 12/6
The Girl Scouts' Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards are the highest honors that Girl Scouts can achieve. Embarking on any one of these leadership journeys enables girls to know themselves better and realize the vast capabilities they possess. Each of these journeys culminate in a take-action project that is designed and intended to make a positive impact and lasting difference in the community and world. If you would like to learn more about what it takes to get started on your quest for Bronze, Sliver, or Gold, sign up to attend this training!
 
 
 
Recent programs and events
 


 
Troop 06 having fun at the PCCS (Paumalu Camping with a Core Staff) Junior Troop Camp last weekend (11/16-11/17). Find  more photos on Facebook.
 
Troop 009 helped remove 10,000 lbs of invasive limu from Waikalualoko Fishpond.
 
Troop 556 at Operation Christmas Child.
 
More photos from recent programs and events can be found on our Facebook page. To see your photos here, post them to our Facebook page, tag us (@girlscoutshi) on Instagram, or send them to takaneshige@girlscouts-hawaii.org.
 
 
First look: shop sales & promos
 
  1. Receive a digital watch for $5 with the purchase of $50! 
  2. Back to Troop!  Find all you need at the Girl Scout Shop!
  3. Remember to redeem your 10% off coupon received at Cookie Training good towards any Cookie Program patch!
 
 
From our Facebook page
Below are requests and inquiries received from our Girl Scout sisters around the globe. Please read and connect with them by responding to their posts directly. You can do this by visiting our Facebook page and finding their comment or simply by clicking on their name below and sending them a PM (private message). If they provide an email address you may also contact them directly that way. Mahalo!
 
Flat Juliette - Hello my name is Bridget Wolf, I am a troop leader in Richfield, MN.  My troop is participating in a flat Juliette badge activity and would like to send their Juliette to troops in other areas of the United States.  We would like to connect with other Cadette troops and learn about what it is that they do to earn patches and volunteer.  Thank you for your time.  Bridget Wolf, Troop 13343, readerchick61@hotmail.com.
 
 
Attention Girl Scouts: Judy , an elderly woman who has just moved into a condo in the Ala Moana area, is requesting help unpacking half a dozen boxes and a few bags sometime next week. If you and a few of your Girl Scout friends are willing to help, please contact Jennifer Kondo, our Troop Project Manager, for details. We are looking for two to three girls who will need at least one parent to accompany them. You can reach Jennifer at 808-675-5520 or by email at jekondo@girlscouts-hawaii.org.Judy would appreciate any help we would be able to give. Let's show her some Girl Scout spirit!
 
Also from Facebook:
Girls plan for careers that help them make the world a better place! Imagine Your #STEM Future; make sure your high school is participating and enter for a change to win a new tablet: http://bit.ly/19bJIt8
 
 
 
Did You Know?
  • The earliest written mention of a cookie sale was that of the Mistletoe Troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma, which baked cookies and sold them in its high school cafeteria as a service project in December 1917
  • In 1936, the first nationally franchised Girl Scout Cookie© sale was held.
  • The most popular Girl Scout Cookie© in Hawai`i – Thin Mints®, followed by Samoas.
  • Across the nation, the most popular Girl Scout Cookies© are:
    • 25% Thin Mints®
    • 19% Samoas®
    • 13% Tagalongs®
    • 11% Do-si-dos®
    • 9% Trefoils®
  • Girl Scout Cookies© have zero trans fats.
 

 

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