Friday, July 26, 2013

Do you want to design a science experiment to send to space?


Want to do something out of this world? Join the Girl Scouts of Hawai`i in building your leadership skills and abilities by boarding a MicroLab experiment on the International Space Station (ISS)! Through this project, you will have the opportunity to Discover what you are capable of doing by engaging in conceptualizing, researching, testing, coding, building and documenting a scientific experiment that will run on the ISS; connect with other high school girls from around Oahu as well as mentors and experts who will help you along the way; and take action to highlight a global problem that will help make the world a better place. 

We are now accepting applications for our upcoming Design It! Build It! Launch It! The International Space Station (ISS) Project that starts in September. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 23, 2013. See below for links to the information sheet and application form. For more information on this program, please visit our website, the ISS Blog or the ISS Facebook.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

New Job Opportunities


Are you passionate about enhancing leadership skills in others and yourself? Could you see yourself working for the world's pre-eminent leadership organization for girls? 

Join our team of driven individuals who are passionate about delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, a leadership journey for both girls and adults that really works! Every day, we at the Girl Scouts of Hawai`i work together to help girls build the courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place. 

We currently have two job opportunities:

Series and Event Project Manager
The Series and Event Project Manager will report to the Statewide Project Director and is responsible for managing the council's delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through in- and after-school series and events. For more information about series and events and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, follow this link.

Troop Project Manager
The Troop Project Manager will report to the Statewide Project Director and is responsible for managing the council's delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through over 300 troops and 500 volunteers state-wide. For more information about series and events and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, follow this link.

For more information about the Girl Scouts of Hawai`i, please visit our website at girlscouts-hawaii.org. Please submit a resume and personal statement to our HR team at rekaneko@girlscouts-hawaii.org.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Check out our latest edition of CONNECT!

The July issue of our Connect newsletter is now available. In this issue, we cover everything that has been happening since our last issue in April, including:
  • the Gold Award Ceremony (April 27),
  • the Cookie Entrepreneur Officer (CEO) Event (May 11),
  • the Memorial Day Ceremony at Hawai`i State Veteran's Cemetery (May 26),
  • the unveiling of our MicroLab after its one-month stay aboard the International Space Station (June 4),
  • Microsoft's exciting Grand Opening at Ala Moana Shopping Center (June 13), and
  • our NEW online shop home page and photo contest winners.
Also included in the newsletter is a calendar of upcoming programs and events and lots of great pictures. Thank you to everyone who submitted photos and article suggestions!


Click to read our latest edition of Connect.

Friday, July 5, 2013

GSH Shop-Starter Kit SALE!


Stop by the Girl Scout Shop this month to get a free bag ($12 value) with a purchase of any Starter Kit! The Starter Kits come with everything you need for new and bridging Girl Scouts. Starter Kits include a Journey book of your choice, the appropriate Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting* binder for your Girl Scout's age level, a vest, tunic or sash, an American flag patch and insignia tab, the Girl Scout membership pin, and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) pin. Optional items include the Hawai`i Council ID set and/or troop number badges. Please see above for pricing.
Stop by the GSH Shop in person or check out our new online store to get your Starter Kit today!

*Have you signed up for the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting (3GS) Workshop yet? This workshop will be a valuable tool in making the Girl Scout experience the very best for both volunteers and girls. Register now!

Monday, July 1, 2013

NEW Summer STEM Workshop

These women engineers are a vital part of STEM-related fields.

Girl Scouts of Hawai`i continuously builds Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) into its programming throughout the year. Girls of all ages develop skills and qualities that promote STEM through its two K–12 programs: Leadership Journeys and The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting. These programs are based on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and are centered on the three keys of leadership–Discover, Connect, and Take Action–which reinforce and support girls’ STEM experiences.
This summer we are offering a STEM program that is designed to help older girls engage with STEM in unique ways. This program is open to older Girl Scouts in grades nine through twelve, and it will give participants the opportunity to discover what they like about STEM, connect to other like-minded girls and mentors in the program, and take action to create their own path of success in STEM to make the world a better place.
We will hold our first meeting/workshop to kick-start this STEM program on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Kiewit Infrastructure West Company. This will provide girls with a wonderful opportunity to see first-hand what STEM is all about and to talk to the very people who live and breathe STEM every day. 
Program description:
This first program will be focused on engineering and we will be partnered with Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. The girls will have an opportunity to meet and interact with female engineers, tour a large construction & engineering firm, and participate in applied science.
Date: Thursday July 18, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
94-235 Leoku St, Waipahu 96797

Register: