What’s up this week (through 1/3/2014)
Cookie pre-sale continues!
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.
Wednesday, 12/25-Wednesday, 1/1/2014
Girl Scout offices closed. Our offices will re-open for regular business hours (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) on Thursday, 1/2/2014.
Girl Scout shop closed. The Girl Scout shop will re-open for regular business hours (10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) on Thursday, 12/26.
Ka`ahumanu Service Unit Parent Interest Meeting (Brownies), noon @ Webling Elementary School
Parents interested in enrolling their girls in a Brownie troop are encouraged to attend this meeting.
In-Town Meeting for PCCS Cadette and Above Troop Camp @ GSH Headquarters
An In-Town Meeting is required for all first-time adult leaders/chaperones who are new to Camp Paumalu. The In-Town Meeting will be held at the Girl Scouts of Hawai`i Headquarters at the Ala Moana Hotel on Friday, January 3, 2014, at 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. At that meeting supplemental information will be provided to assist in preparation for the camp (directions, what to pack, gate code, drop off and pick up times).
For more information, please contact Mike Uno.
Upcoming deadlines & registration openings
Health Forms Due for PCCS and Above Troop Camp @ Camp Paumalu
A current "Girl/Adult Health Information for Council Program" form must be completed for every participant and submitted to GSH by Friday, January 3, 2014, by 5:00 p.m.
eBudde Training #2 Webinar (1/8/14)
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)
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)
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
The Hickam/`Ohana/Pearl Harbor (HOPS) Service Unit had an exciting Cookie Rally last weekend!
The Kaimuki Business and Professional Association’s Kaimuki Christmas Parade was filmed and will be shown on cable TV (Oceanic) at the times listed below. Tune in to see your fellow Girl Scouts marching!
December 22, 11 p.m., Olelo 55
December 24, 9 p.m., Olelo 55
December 25, 5 p.m., Olelo 55
December 26, 10 a.m., Olelo 49
Be sure to also check out our Volunteer Appreciation Gallery, where our troop leaders and co-leaders can see themselves on our website!
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 Jennifer Kondo.
First look: shop sales & promos
ONLINE: Still haven’t found the perfect gift for that special Girl Scout or volunteer on your list? Not a problem! Electronic Gift Cards are the perfect solution for last-minute shopping relief. Once you buy the card it will be delivered directly to the recipient’s email, so you won’t even have to worry about shipping! What more could you ask for?
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!
Hello and good afternoon. My name is Lisa Young and I am the registrar for the Elgin/McDade Texas Service Unit. We have a group of second year juniors (5th) grade, who are very interested in being pen pals with a troop in your service unit.. Please let me know if you are interested. We have 15 or so girls.
Thanks and have a very Merry Christmas.
Lisa Young (email@example.com)
"On November 11, 1932, Girl Scouts baked & sold cookies for the first time in the windows of the Philadelphia Gas & Electric Co. here. This endeavor soon became a Philadelphia tradition. In 1935 the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. adopted the annual cookie sale as a national program."
Mahalo to our Hawai`i island volunteer for sharing this neat piece of history!
Did you know?
Attention Troop Leaders and Co-Leaders!
Did you know that all Troop Leaders have access to their Troop Account when activating their Girl Scouts Online Account? Your Troop Account gives you access to your troop roster, provides guardian contact information and is a convenient way to email your troop members. Please be sure to fill out the following forms so that we may activate your access to your Troop Account!
Missing registered members on your Troop Roster? Need to add a new girl to your Troop? We want to help! All new members are automatically placed in a Hawaii Group and the rest are placed in last year’s Troop. Please inform us of missing registered members and new members by submitting a Troop Transfer Form.
· 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 Jennifer Kondoemail
· 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!