Friday, August 30, 2013

Want to Work For Girl Scouts of Hawai`i?

My favorite part [about Girl Scouts] is when we do the Girl Scout Promise and Law because it's really fun to do. It's like a really fun song that we're al saying together...When Miss Julie taught us to do teamwork, I did that at school because we could get stuff done faster and easier that way instead of just doing it ourselves.

-Cansas P., Third-Grade Brownie in the After School Hours Program




Do you love working with kids? Do you want a change of pace from your day-to-day grind? Would you like to join forces with the premier leadership organization for girls and make a noticeable difference in a young girl's life?

Girl Scouts of Hawai`i might just be your answer! We are looking for an advisor to facilitate the After School Hours Program at King Kamehameha III Elementary School in Lahaina (Maui)The advisor will be responsible for the execution of the Girl Scout Leadership Program utilizing the Girl Scout curriculum and making concepts come alive through a variety of activities.


A successful candidate must: 
  • Be energetic, trustworthy and committed to the values of Girl Scouting;
  • Must enjoy working with school-aged children;
  • Be an independent and innovative thinker and problem solver who thrives in a team environment, is willing to tackle new challenges, and be able to manage multiple assignments while meeting specific deadlines with minimal supervision;
  • Must have a basic understanding of child development and age appropriate behaviors and skills;
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and able to communicate with parents, school staff, community members, and Girl Scout staff;
  • Must be able to work some weekends and evenings;
  • Undergo a comprehensive background check;
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree or attending school to complete a degree in a related field or two years work experience in youth programs.

Commitment:
  • after school, 1:00 pm - 4:30pm
  • part time employee
  • 1 to 3 times per week
  • Please contact us for pay compensation information.


Friday, August 23, 2013

New Membership Contest!


It’s time! The Girl Scouts are gearing up for another great year in Girl Scouting. To kick off our new 2013-2014 membership year, the Girl Scouts of Hawai`i will be holding a membership recruitment contest from now until January 31, 2014.

Why are we holding this contest? To get everyone as excited as we are about working together to spread the great news about Girl Scouts! The hard work that you, our dedicated parents and volunteers, devoted to Girl Scouting last year was the driving factor in the nine percent girl membership increase that we experienced, but we know we can do better this year! We are all in this together, helping each day to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Contest details:
October 31, 2013: You are expected to meet, at a minimum, 80% of your Service Unit goal* by this date. If you do not meet 80% of your total goal* by this date, you will not be eligible for the grand prize.

January 31, 2014: You are expected to meet 100% of your Service Unit goal* by this date. The Service Unit with the greatest percentage over their goal* will win the grand prize. (For example, if your goal is 100 girls and you have 110 girls places in an existing or newly formed troop by January 31, 2014, you will have exceeded your goal by 10%.)

Please note that Service Units are separated into three different levels: 150+, 0-149, neighbor island. One Service Unit winner per category. If there is a tie, the winner will be decided with a coin toss.

Rules:
You must meet 80% of your goal* by October 31, 2013, AND you must meet 100% of your goal* by January 31, 2014. In order to “meet your goal*” for January 31, 2014, all girls must be placed in an existing or newly formed troop by this date.
*All Service Unit goals are designated in the list on the next page.

Prize categories and details:
·      150+ category: $200 cash + a special Service Unit Leader Appreciation Event
·      0-149 category:  $100 cash + a special Service Unit Leader Appreciation Event
·      Neighbor Island category: $100 cash + a special Service Unit Leader Appreciation Event

A plan of how the cash award will be spent must be approved by the Council. This plan should benefit the Service Unit as a whole. All prizes will be award by February 28, 2014. The special Service Unit Leader Appreciation Event will be planned accordingly.


If you have any questions, please contact Lila Frisbie at lifrisbie@girlscouts-hawaii.org.
Goals by Service Unit

SU Name
SU #
80% of goal
100% of goal
150+ Category
Hon West
616
240
300
Hui Hookela
619
230
288
Kokohead
620
188
235
Kolekole
606
176
220
Hickam
602
172
215
Hon East
603
170
212
Hon Manoa
608
142
177
Rainbow
612
140
175
0-149 Category
Ewa No Ka Oi
601
114
142
Pearl Harbor
605
114
142
Kaahumanu
611
112
140
Waipahu
617
84
105
Kaneohe
610
80
100
Ohana
604
72
90
Waianae
613
64
80
Kapolei
615
40
50
North Shore
614
16
20
Neighbor Island Category
Central Maui
626
122
153
East Kauai
621
114
143
Hilo Keaau
633
77
96
Kailua Kona
629
62
77
SW Kauai
622
52
65
South Maui
607
48
60
Up Country
628
42
52
Waimea
631
42
52
Puna
635
37
46
Hamakua
632
24
30
Molokai
625
21
26
West Maui
623
20
25
Kau
634
13
16
Lanai
624
8
10
Mauka HI
630
8
10
N Kauai
636
8
10
Hana
627
4
5

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Join Us For Our 2013 ISS Program!



Did you...
...program code?
....select biomass?
...engineer a microlab?
...send something into 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.


Saturday, August 10, 2013

New Recruitment Materials!


Can't wait to start the Girl Scout year?

Let's get this recruitment season started! If you have already begun your recruitment, great! We've got some amazing new resources to help you out.

We know that recruitment can be a lot of work. To get everyone excited about asking new friends to join us (girls and volunteers), we will be having a friendly membership competition so that we can all encourage each other to strive for the best! We have some exciting prizes in store for the winner(s), so please keep an eye out for details (to be announced by the end of next week).

Below are the resources now available for you online. We encourage you to use as many avenues as possible and to hold multiple recruitment sessions to get the word out. If you have any questions, please contact Mike at miuno@girlscouts-hawaii.org or 808-675-5515. You may also contact Tate at takaneshige@girlscouts-hawaii.org if you have any questions regarding format or how to use the materials provided. Please read all guidelines and instructions before seeking assistance. Enjoy!

Also, stay on the lookout for a few more Hawai`i specific recruitment materials, which will be coming out soon!


General Guidelines and Media Information
Please read the following materials before using any of our resources so that we can remain consistent in our message!

·         2013 Recruitment Strategy (PDF)
This gives an overview of how you should plan your recruitment season.

·         GSUSA Editorial Style Guide April 2013 (PDF)
Use this as a reference when creating any type of print/media material for public viewing. If you have a question regarding grammar, correct capitalization, or usage of certain terms, consult this guide. If you have a question that is not in the guide, ask us (takaneshige@girlscouts-hawaii.org).

·         GSUSA Print Guidelines (PDF)
This is a general guideline that you must read before making any printed materials to use. The council-provided materials are okay by these standards, but please read just so you are familiar.

·         Recruitment Resources (PDF)
This outlines what resources are currently available for you to use in getting the word out (newspapers, internet, etc.). We have outlined both what the council is responsible for and what Service Units are responsible for with time frames.

·         School Newsletter Recruitment Text (Microsoft Word)
This is a template you can customize and send to schools in your region for use in their newsletters. Please consult the Recruitment Resources for more information on suggested recipients.


for girls in grades K-5

·         ICWT Guidelines (PDF)
You must read this before using any materials for distribution or at events. It explains the general purpose and guidelines of the ICWT campaign.

·         01 Campaign Art (Folder)This folder includes the kaleidoscope images and other ICWT images in either JPG, TIF or PDF format.

·         02 Tools for Girls and Caregivers (Folder)The document entitled, “Resource Library-ICWT Tools for Girls and Caregivers (PDF)” shows you all the available resources in this folder. These materials are meant for girl recruitment.
o    Sub-folders include Events and Print files.

·         03 Tools for Volunteers (Folder)The document entitled, “Resource Library-ICWT Tools for Volunteer Recruitment (PDF)” shows you all the available resources in this folder. These materials are meant for volunteer recruitment.
o   Sub-folders include Event Promotional Items and Print files.

 for girls in grades 6 and above

·         WDYDT Guidelines (PDF)You must read this before using any materials for distribution or at events. It explains the general purpose and guidelines of the WDYDT campaign.

·         01 Tools for Girl Recruitment (Folder)The document entitled, “Resource Library-WDYDT Tools for Girl Recruitment (PDF)” shows you all the available resources in this folder. These materials are meant for girl recruitment.
o    Sub-folders include Brochures, Event Banners, Hand-Back Cards, Posters and Recruitment Flyers.

·         02 Tools for Volunteer Recruitment (Folder)The document entitled, “Resource Library-WDYDT Tools for Volunteer Recruitment (PDF)” shows you all the available resources in this folder. These materials are meant for volunteer recruitment.
o    Sub-folders include Brochures, Posters and Hand-back Cards.

Monday, August 5, 2013

The Story of Paumalu


How much do you know about the Girl Scouts of Hawai’i’s iconic Camp Paumalū? How about the story of how it got its name? Well you are about to find out!




The Shark Kia‘i of Paumalū

“At one time there lived on the island of Oahu a woman who was noted for ability to catch squid, of which the chiefs of high rank were fond. If there was anyone who could catch a lot of squid that person was in great demand.

                One day a great luau was to be given by a chief, and he wanted some squid. He sent some of his men in search of someone who could catch squid. They brought the woman to him. He told her he wanted squid from a certain reef and asked her if she could catch some for him. She said she could catch all he wanted.

                She went down to the beach at the place designated by the chief, but before she entered the water an old man met her. He told her the rules of the place: she was supposed to catch only a certain number and when she had caught them to go home, or something would be sure to happen to her. She called for her daughter who had followed and told her to come with her into the water. Another thing the old man had said was for her to go home when she said she would and not to stop for anything. The lady caught all she had been allowed by the old man, but she kept on fishing until she had more than she could handle. She sent her daughter to the shore with half of the load and told her she was going home, but instead she remained, for she saw a huge squid she wanted to get. Just then a large shark came and bit off her legs. She yelled for help. Her daughter came to her rescue, but too late. She died from the loss of blood and the shock
.
                When the people examined her later they found one deep gash on her right arm made by one of the shark’s teeth. They then knew it was done by a shark who guarded that particular reef. After that incident they named the place Paumalū, which means, taken by surprise.” (Sterling and Summers 1978:145)

The native informant Henry Kaina related this legend to the B. P. Bishop Museum archaeologist J. Gilbert McAllister sometime before the 1930s.