Saturday, November 30, 2013

Saturday, 11/30 - Friday, 12/6

What’s up this week
Saturday, 11/30
Kauai Christmas Parade, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Kukui Grove Center

Saturday, 11/30
Hilo Lighted Christmas Parade, 5:30 p.m.
Please contact our Hawai`i Island Membership and Programs Coordinator, Marci, for more information.

Monday, 12/2
PCCS Dad & Me Camp In-Town Meeting, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Girl Scouts Oahu Headquarters
All Dads new to PCCS Camps and Camp Paumalu must attend an In-Town Meeting scheduled for Monday, December 2, 2013. At this meeting, you will receive additional information to help you prepare for the camp (directions, what to pack, gate code, drive up and drive down times).

Tuesday, 12/3
2014 Cookie eBudde Training #1, 6:00-7:00 p.m. (Online)
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!

Thursday, 12/5
Lana`i Informational Meeting, 6:00-8:00 p.m., LHES Cafeteria
Please contact Reyna for more information.

Thursday, 12/5
Kaimuki Christmas Parade, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (check-in at 5:00), starts at Chaminade
"The Kaimuki Business & Professional Association will present the annual Kaimuki Christmas parade on Thursday, December 5, 2013, starting at 6:00 pm along Waialae Avenue from Saint Louis School/Chaminade University to Koko Head Avenue. This is the 67th year the parade has been held. We anticipate over 50 groups will be marching the 1.1 mile length of the parade, including Santa, beauty queens, local area schools and bands."
Click here for details.

Upcoming deadlines & registration openings
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!

Highest Awards Training – MAUI (12/10)
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!

All Troop Leaders (01) and Co-Leaders (02): don’t forget to send in your headshots!
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! If you have not already noted whether or not you will be sending in a photo, please click below to let us know. Thank you!

Recent programs and events
“Bethany and Caitlin Anderson have partnered up to host spay and neuter clinics for Rainbow Sanctuary [as part of their Gold Award project].  These spay and neuter clinics offer spay and neuter services to folks at a deeply discounted rate (25.00 for feral cats, 45.00 for domesticated cats, and 65 for dogs). They have hosted four clinics so far and helped to spay and neuter 180 cats and 50 dogs.”

Girls and parents learned all sorts of fun things at the Honolulu West Service Unit Cookie Rally last weekend. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped to make it such a success!

Troop 445 tie-dyed t-shirts and helped with Project Shoebox last weekend—no Girl Scout activity is complete without some community service!

Troop 770 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

First look: shop sales & promos

  1. Not sure what to get for your favorite Girl Scout? Check out the online shop to get free standard shipping* through December 3 (*some restrictions apply).
  2. Check out the collection of holiday fun patches and collectible ornaments at our online shop.
  3. Receive a bracelet for $5 with the purchase of $50! 

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!

Dear Girl Scouts Hawaii,

I am emailing to introduce myself as the Guiding Development Lead for my County...... Girlguiding Stockport, based in the North West Region of Girlguiding in England. Our county will be celebrating our 40th Birthday in 2014 and by means of celebrating we are holding a county camp next July.  The name for the camp is:- "SURF"...... Stockport U R Forty!!! My reason for contacting you is to ask if you would be able to help us in our opening ceremony. I know this may seem like a very odd request, but as one of the camp organizers, we wondered if we could make contact with our Guiding sisters across the world  and more specifically with  those who are linked to the world of Surfing.

One idea would be to work with a local Hawaiian Girl Scout Group in Hawaii and make a "Mock" Satellite link up to play on a outdoor screen at the camp involving your Girl Scouts. This would be to make a short video with from Girl Scouts in Hawaii, songs, poems, welcomes etc. I would be most grateful if you could kindly email me back to see if we could work together and put me in touch with a local Hawaiian Girl Scout group. Or if you wish I could discuss further, for you to get more details. 

It would be great to get a link and make a friendship from across the miles in true World Association of Girl Guide & Girl Scout spirit (WAGGGS). Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours in Guiding,
Melissa (Please click the link at left to reply to Melissa)

Girl Scout Troop #437
I'm a volunteer with Girl Scout Troop #437 out of Bartow, Florida. We are wanting pen pals for our 20+ member troop. We are a mix of Brownies and Juniors. If there is another troop there that would like to write us please contact us at
Thank you!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Autumn Andreasen
Looking for a troop to swap SWAPS with a Daisy Troop in Kansas! Message me! Thanks you 

Did You Know?
  • Little Brownie Bakers® makes their own caramel for the Girl Scouts’ Samoas® the old fashioned way – in copper kettles to 234 degrees.
  • In making Do-si-dos®, peanut butter crème is deposited onto the cookies at a rate of 2,800 per minute.
  • After exiting the oven, Thin Mints® travel 300 feet on a conveyer belt to cool before being coated in chocolate.
  • A rotary die shapes Trefoils®. There are 300 identical Trefoil® shapes engraved in one rotary die. The die rotates 17 times a minute equaling 5,100 cookies in a minute.
  • Samoas® go through a cooling tunnel at 40-50 degrees before chocolate is applied.
  • Girl Scout Cookies© do not contain preservatives. They are all made with pure vegetable shortening, are kosher, and freeze well to extend their shelf life.

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