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
DEADLINE:
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!

DEADLINE:
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!

DEADLINE:
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 takaneshige@girlscouts-hawaii.org.


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 GirlScoutTroop437@yahoo.com
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.

Find these and other cookie facts on our website.



Saturday, November 23, 2013

Saturday, 11/23 - Friday, 11/29


What’s up this week
Sunday, 11/24
Honolulu-West Service Unit Cookie Rally (Nuuanu Elementary Gym), 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Want to know all there is to know about Girl Scout Cookies and how to have a successful Cookie Sale Season? Join Honolulu West Service Unit for Cookies 101 at their second annual Service Unit Cookie Rally!
 
Wednesday, 11/27
Troop Leader (01) and Co-Leader (02) Photo Shoot (GSH Headquarters), 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.
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! Send in your headshot to us (a JPG with your name, troop # and geographic area you serve) by 11/27 or email takaneshige@girlscouts-hawaii.org to schedule a time on 11/27 to take your photo.
 
 
Upcoming deadlines & registration openings
FORMS DUE:
2014 Cookie Manager Agreement Forms OVERDUE – if you haven’t turned yours in, do it today!
DEADLINE: 11/15
So you registered to be the Cookie Manager and have completed your “Cookie Manager Agreement Form”….THANK YOU!! 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!
 
FORMS DUE:
Dad & Me Camp (12/7-12/8)
DEADLINE: 11/25
A Girl or Adult Health Information for Council Programs form must be completed and submitted for all girl participants and their Dads. These forms found on our website, are "fillable" Word documents. To sign these documents, please type in your complete name on the applicable three signature lines. Attach the documents to an email and email them to miuno@girlscouts-hawaii.org.
 
DEADLINE:
All Troop Leaders (01) and Co-Leaders (02) should send their headshots in by Wednesday!
DEADLINE: 11/27
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! Send in your headshot to us (a JPG with your name, troop # and geographic area you serve) by 11/27 or email takaneshige@girlscouts-hawaii.org to schedule a time on 11/27 to take your photo. See above for available times.
 
REGISTRATION OPEN:
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!
 
REGISTRATION OPEN:
2014 Cookie eBudde Training #1 (12/3) – space is limited!
DEADLINE: 12/3
So you registered to be the Cookie Manager and have completed your “Cookie Manager Agreement Form”….THANK YOU!! 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!
 
REGISTRATION OPEN:
Girl Scouts Highest Awards Training-MAUI (12/1)
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!
 
 
 
Recent programs and events
 


 
Troop 06 having fun at the PCCS (Paumalu Camping with a Core Staff) Junior Troop Camp last weekend (11/16-11/17). Find  more photos on Facebook.
 
Troop 009 helped remove 10,000 lbs of invasive limu from Waikalualoko Fishpond.
 
Troop 556 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 takaneshige@girlscouts-hawaii.org.
 
 
First look: shop sales & promos
 
  1. Receive a digital watch for $5 with the purchase of $50! 
  2. Back to Troop!  Find all you need at the Girl Scout Shop!
  3. Remember to redeem your 10% off coupon received at Cookie Training good towards any Cookie Program patch!
 
 
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!
 
Flat Juliette - Hello my name is Bridget Wolf, I am a troop leader in Richfield, MN.  My troop is participating in a flat Juliette badge activity and would like to send their Juliette to troops in other areas of the United States.  We would like to connect with other Cadette troops and learn about what it is that they do to earn patches and volunteer.  Thank you for your time.  Bridget Wolf, Troop 13343, readerchick61@hotmail.com.
 
 
Attention Girl Scouts: Judy , an elderly woman who has just moved into a condo in the Ala Moana area, is requesting help unpacking half a dozen boxes and a few bags sometime next week. If you and a few of your Girl Scout friends are willing to help, please contact Jennifer Kondo, our Troop Project Manager, for details. We are looking for two to three girls who will need at least one parent to accompany them. You can reach Jennifer at 808-675-5520 or by email at jekondo@girlscouts-hawaii.org.Judy would appreciate any help we would be able to give. Let's show her some Girl Scout spirit!
 
Also from Facebook:
Girls plan for careers that help them make the world a better place! Imagine Your #STEM Future; make sure your high school is participating and enter for a change to win a new tablet: http://bit.ly/19bJIt8
 
 
 
Did You Know?
  • The earliest written mention of a cookie sale was that of the Mistletoe Troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma, which baked cookies and sold them in its high school cafeteria as a service project in December 1917
  • In 1936, the first nationally franchised Girl Scout Cookie© sale was held.
  • The most popular Girl Scout Cookie© in Hawai`i – Thin Mints®, followed by Samoas.
  • Across the nation, the most popular Girl Scout Cookies© are:
    • 25% Thin Mints®
    • 19% Samoas®
    • 13% Tagalongs®
    • 11% Do-si-dos®
    • 9% Trefoils®
  • Girl Scout Cookies© have zero trans fats.
 

 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Saturday, 11/16 - Friday, 11/22


What’s up this week

Saturday, 11/16
Gold Award Projects – Liliha Library (1515 Liliha St.), 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Help support Erin, Ariel, Kaylie and Hannah from Troop 377 at Liliha Public Library as part of their Gold Award projects! Come learn about astronomy, keeping our oceans and beaches clean, pet micro-chipping and more!
 
Saturday, 11/16-11/17
PCCS Junior Troop Camp
From cookouts to campfires, here’s a chance to have fun with your troop and meet other Junior Girl Scouts from around the island for an exciting weekend at the beautiful Camp Paumalu! Girls build courage, confidence and character by participating in hikes, swimming, a cookout, campfire and so much more!
 

Upcoming deadlines & registration openings

REGISTRATION OPEN:
Honolulu-West Service Unit Cookie Rally (11/24, 1:00-4:00 p.m.) – only a few spots left!
DEADLINE: (until capacity is reached)
Want to know all there is to know about Girl Scout Cookies and how to have a successful Cookie Sale Season? Join Honolulu West Service Unit for Cookies 101 at their second annual Service Unit Cookie Rally!
 
REGISTRATION CLOSED:
Dad & Me Camp (12/7-12/8)
DEADLINE: 11/19 – registration is now closed
Camp is a wonderful time when girls experience the joys of the outdoors. Come and share that experience with your daughter at the Dad & Me camp and join in her excitement as she discovers more about herself and connects with girls and dads from other Troops, who share the same passion for nature and all it has to offer. We have reached capacity for this program and registration is now closed.
 
REGISTRATION OPEN:
Big Island Cookie Rally (12/7, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)
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!
 
eBudde (Little Brownie Baker cookie inventory site) open for business!
If you are a Service Unit Cookie Manager, Cookie Manager or Troop Leader please log in to the eBudde website at: https://ebudde.littlebrowniebaker.com/ using the default password “385Samoas!!” as your initial sign on (case sensitive). Once you have logged on, you will be able to change your password to a personal one. You will also be asked security questions as an additional security measure that is new to eBudde.

Recent programs and events

 
Daisy Troop 286 Field Trip to USO Hawaii in Honor of our Troops - The girls worked very hard in making 122 candy care bags for USO Hawaii! The girls had a great time delivering their candy care bags and saying their appreciation to soldiers who came in to visit the USO on Saturday, 11/9.
 
 
 
 
 

GIRL SCOUT STEM FEST - Girls CAN Do Anything!  What do you get when you have 100 girls participating in a STEM Fest with 20 professional women ranging from Civil Engineers, Nurses, a Pediatric Surgeon, Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse, Pathologist, Geologist, Culinary Chef, and Chemical Engineer?  A LOT of EXCITEMENT and fun!  The STEM Fest on Nov. 11, 2013, enabled girls to discover and enjoy some hands-on experience, running through different activity stations and learning about the amazing professions in the fields of STEM.
 
 
WOMAN OF DISTINCTION DINNER – What a great turnout we had at our 2013 Woman of Distinction Dinner! Thank you to the 200+ girls who participated in the event and also to all the dedicated adult volunteers who accompanied them. We hope to see you next year!
 
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 or tag us (@girlscoutshi) on Instagram!
 

 First look: shop sales & promos

  1. Receive a digital watch for $5 with the purchase of $50! 
  2. Back to Troop!  Find all you need at the Girl Scout Shop!
  3. Remember to redeem your 10% off coupon received at Cookie Training good towards any Cookie Program patch!
 

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!  I have Brownie Troop 363 (8 girls) near Evansville, Indiana, and we are looking for a troop to be pen pals with.  Basically, we want our girls to be familiar with what other troops are doing in different areas, and we would like this to be done by writing letters to each other.  If there is a troop in your area that has the same number of girls that would be interested in doing this, please let me know.   I look forward to hearing from you.  Lindsey Daywalt, 812-430-0665, Brownie Troop 363, Chandler, IN 
 

Did You Know?

Lifetime Membership
Our lifetime members are a cherished part of our ‘ohana. Lifetime membership as a Girl Scout adult is available to any individual who accepts the principles and beliefs of the Girl Scout Movement, pays the one-time lifetime membership cost, and is 18 years of age or older, or is a high school graduate or the equivalent.
You will receive:
  • A lifetime membership certificate signed by the Chair of the National Board of Directors
  • A lifetime membership card
  • Information on how you can purchase a lifetime membership pin
  • A lifelong connection with a mission-focused, values-driven organization that helps girls develop as happy and resourceful citizens
The lifetime membership dues are $375.00 (25 times the annual dues). A special lifetime membership, at the reduced cost of $195.00 (13 times the annual dues), is offered to girls who are registered Girl Scouts 14-17 at the time of their high school graduation, provided they apply for lifetime membership before their current annual membership expires. Visit our Lifetime Membership page for more information.