Saturday, December 14, 2013

Saturday, 12/14 - Friday, 12/20

What’s up this week
Saturday, 12/14
True Blue Christmas Celebration, 4:00-8:00 p.m. @ Kamehameha Elementary School Cafeteria
Join Cadette Troop 001for an evening filled with Christmas crafts, a scrumptious dinner and the DVD premier of the new Smurfs 2 Movie!  Wait, that’s not all!  They’re also having a Candy Buffet Bar, Popcorn & not 1, but 2 Girl Scout patches! That’s right, attending Girl Scouts will receive (1) Movie Night patch and (1) Christmas Ornament Craft patch!  How Smurfy is that?!

Sunday, 12/15
Hickam/`Ohana/Pearl Harbor Service Unit (HOPS) Cookie Rally, 1:00-4:00 p.m. @ Mokulele Elementary School
Join the Hickam/`Ohana/Pearl Harbor Service Unit (HOPS) Sunday at this fun cookie rally! Girls and adults will learn all there is to know about this year’s Girl Scout Cookie Season and just might have an opportunity to taste-test some cookies too! You don’t want to miss this!

Monday, 12/16
Cookie Pre-Sale Begins! (12/16/13-1/17/14)
Due to popular demand, we’ve moved our Cookie Pre-Season to begin this coming Monday, December 16. Before you sell, be sure you are registered for the 2013-2014 membership year. All Troop Cookie Managers (TCM) must also submit a “Cookie Manager Agreement Form” and parents need to sign the “Family Adult Permission & Responsibility Form.” Subscribe to Cookie Bites, our cookie blog, to get everything you need to know delivered directly to your email inbox.

Tuesday, 12/17
New Leader Training, 5:45-9:00 p.m. @ GSH Oahu Headquarters
All new volunteers are welcome to join us in this training that will cover “Welcome to Girl Scouts,” “Girl Scouts Basics,” and Journeys. These trainings are normally done in three separate sessions but will be done all in one at this special volunteer training. It’s recommended that you bring a snack or dinner with you. For those who preferred a training at night, this session is for you.

Wednesday, 12/18
Cookie Club Webinar, 6:00-7:00 p.m., ONLINE
We know how busy you are with your Girl Scout’s schedule! That’s why Little Brownie Baker has the Cookie Club website available for your Girl Scout. Use modern technology to make it easier for her to spread the word about our annual Cookie Program while learning how to manage her cookie sale and gain skills by using the computer! Join us as we navigate Cookie Club and help you get your troop set up and ready for the Cookie Season. Give your troop the tools they need to make this season a success!

Upcoming deadlines & registration openings
PCCS Cadette and Above Troop Camp (1/11-1/12) @ Camp Paumalu
Deadline: 12/21 (We are already at 60 participants! Sign up TODAY!)
Do you love making use of resources found in nature? Do you want to make your own first aid kit? Do you want to learn first aid and life support strategies while hiking, camping and swimming? We invite all Cadette, Senior & Ambassador-level Girl Scouts to put their outdoor know-how to the test at our First Aid-themed weekend camp! In a lush, secluded setting, spend the day on Saturday learning basic first aid for indoor and outdoor situations. On Sunday, put your skills to use in a practice outdoor first aid scenario at GHS's own Camp Paumalu. 

eBudde Training #2 Webinar (1/8/14)
Deadline: 1/8
So now that you have your contact information and Girl Scouts set up in eBudde, what next?? eBudde, our online cookie inventory system will help make it easy for you to keep track of cookies and finances this Cookie Season! Join us during the second eBudde webinar as we navigate you through the next steps you must take in eBudde to help you have a successful season.

Gold Award Workshop (1/22/14)
Deadline: 1/15/14
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest and most prestigious award that Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors can earn. The Gold Award Workshop is intended to familiarize you with the steps and standards of excellence that will enable you to successfully submit a project proposal and complete your project. During the workshop you will also get to meet adult volunteers who may be able to help you brainstorm ways to write a draft of your project proposal and expand the impact of your project. 

Service Unit Trainer Training (2/1/14)
Deadline: 1/15/14
Ever wondered what it’s like behind the scenes of Girl Scouts of Hawai`i? Learn to be a Service Unit Trainer in this morning session hosted by one of our Service Unit Managers, Anne R. In this session you will learn how to train our Service Unit Managers and Troop Leaders. Sign up today—the teacher in you will be glad you did! 

Recent programs and events

Daisy Troop 675 and Brownie Troop 899 showed their Girl Scout spirit in the Kaimuki Christmas Parade on Thursday last week.

Brownie Troop 793 also got into the holiday spirit at the Kaneohe Christmas Parade on Saturday.

Various troops from Service Unit 610 (Kaneohe) also marched in the Kaneohe Christmas Parade on Sunday.

Over 150 girls and adults showed up for the Big Island Cookie Rally on Saturday for fun games, cookie tasting and exciting activities!

On Hawai`i Island, Bethany C. has been working diligently toward her Gold Award, which aims to address the problems of food sustainability and nutrition. On Tuesday Bethany did a cooking demonstration at CPCS to show people how easy it is to prepare delicious, healthy meals using food that can be grown in Hilo. She is also compiling her recipes in a cookbook so the community can continue to use locally grown produce, thereby fostering a healthier lifestyle.

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

ONLINE: Final days to wrap your shopping up online and save 10% off your entire order—now through Sunday, 12/15 only! Use promo code "JOY13".

ONLINE: Holiday special deals continue online! What better way to say “Happy Holidays” to your favorite Girl Scout, volunteer or alumna?

IN-STORE: Loom band kits are still only $11.95 in our shop—but hurry before we run out! (They are no longer available on the GSUSA website or online!)

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!

I am a Girl Scout Leader of 3 Cadettes in St. Charles, MO. We are looking to trade "State SWAPs" with all 50 states and was wondering if a GS Troop in Hawaii would like to trade with us. 
I can be reached at for details. 
Thank you for your help!
Martha Latka
Leader Troop 2831

Did you know?
Cookie Club lets girls jump into the exciting world of today’s social media while protecting them from unwanted communications.  Cookie Club helps girls reach their goals, reach new customers, reach new levels of family involvement and reach higher cookie sales! Girls who asked family and friends through Cookie Club had on average 5 boxes of cookies per order! That's almost double what they got going door-to-door! Girls must have their leader sets up a troop account and return a signed permission forms. Once the permission slip is received, the leader will give the girl an ID and password so she can use the online tools with an adult.

What is the Cookie Club?
The Cookie Club is a website where girls can:        
  • Learn about goals and selling tips
  • Set selling and personal goals
  • Track their progress
  • Record their customer lists so they can be saved and reused each Cookie Season  
To learn more about Cookie Club, visit our Cookie Resources page, our Cookie Bites Blog, or contact Lila Frisbie via email or phone (675-5529).

Did you know? You can also visit the GSH website to download all of your Cookie Collateral! From art stencils, tablecloths, booth hours signs, posters, directional signage, girl name tags, business cards, cookie receipts and even thank you cards! Get these cookie goodies now.

Registration problems?
  • Are you encountering problems with registering your girls? Are you unable to see your troop roster? Are you missing girls from your roster? If so, please submit a Help Desk Request Form online or contact Jennifer Kondo (808-675-5520 or email).
  • Just a reminder, all troop leaders, adult volunteers and girls must be registered to participate in any troop activity including meetings, events and selling cookies. Troop Leaders, please be sure to check you rosters and make sure your girls are registered today!

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