Saturday, January 11, 2014

Saturday, 1/11/14 - Friday, 1/17/14

What’s up this week 

Cookie pre-sale continues!
Hope you are enjoying your cookie pre-sales! We are down to our last week of pre-sale! Just a reminder, please 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.

Maui Cookie Rally (1/11/14)
Get ready to kick off the Cookie Season with a BANG! Join us for an action-packed Cookie Rally where you'll learn the tricks of the trade and how to have the most successful Cookie Season yet! There will be games, crafts, and prizes! 

Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Training (1/11/14)
Training is being provided by AED Institute, and will focus on First Aid/CPR/AED for elementary school aged and younger. 

Booth Site Selection: Round 1 (1/13/14); 6:30pm

Deadline to get troop checking account information entered in eBudde (1/15/14)

New Leader Training (1/15/14)
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 is recommended that new volunteers attend this training.
Email Erica to RSVP.

Booth Site Selection: Round 2 (1/16/14); 6:30pm

Upcoming deadlines & registration openings

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. 

Hawaii Pacific University 2014 Girls & Women in Sports Day (1/25/14)
The HPU Athletics Department is proud to offer the 2014 Girls & Women in Sports Day: Passing the Torch, Blazing the Trail.  This is a FREE community event and is open to all girls ages 4-14 or grades K-8.  All participants will have the opportunity to participate in all sports and clinics offered at HPU: golf, tennis, basketball, volleyball, cross country, soccer, softball and acrobatics & tumbling.  Participants also receive a free t-shirt and lunch!  If you are signing up a group of 10+, please email Lauren Conching directly.
Click here for details and to register.

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!
Email Erica to RSVP.

Great Aloha Run Clean-Up (2/17/14)
Deadline: 2/10/14
Show your aloha and community spirit during the Great Aloha Run clean-up. Each year Girl Scouts show their support of the Great Aloha Run by helping with the rubbish pick-up at Aloha Stadium. Be part of this annual community service project and help keep Hawai'i beautiful.
Click here for details and to register. 

Camping Hawaiian Style Training (2/8/14; 8am – 6pm; Check-in at 7:45am; Camp Paumalu)
Interested in taking your troop camping? Join us for a day at Camp Paumalu and learn to teach outdoor skills to the girls in a troop, Service Unit or program setting.  Outdoor cooking, knot tying, and fire building are just a few of the skills adults and Program Aides will learn.

Recent programs and events
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 email them to Jennifer Kondo.

Mele Kalikimaka from Las Vegas, Nevada! A special delivery of limited edition Mele Kalikimaka patches were sent to a troop leader and friend of Kaahumanu Service Unit Manager, Anne R., just in time for the holidays! If you weren't able to stop by the GS Shop over the holidays, we still have a handful left. Get yours today!

First look: shop sales & promos

Peace, Love & Bling necklace and earrings ($11 each)

Charm Necklaces ($12 each)
  •  Stop by the Shop and check out some of the new merchandise! The colorful, Peace, Love and Bling necklace and earrings will brighten up any outfit, and benefit women trying to get back on their feet ($11 for the necklace; $11 for the earrings). We also have a new selection of charm necklaces ($12) and reusable totes ($14) in stock. Quantities are limited, so stop by today! 
  • It’s Cookie Time!  Come and check out the new cookie merchandise as well as our favorite “Cookie Time” t-shirt now available it red!

  •  Save 25% off the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting during the month of January!  The Girl’s Guide is an invaluable tool for every leader and Girl Scout!  Get your copy in January!
  • World Thinking Day is February 22nd!  The Shop is taking pre-orders for the 2014 World Thinking Day patch.  Email Summer to submit your pre-order by 1/15/14.
  • Mele Kalikimaka patches are still available! Don’t let your troop miss out on the 2013 custom Mele Kalikimaka patches that are only available in Hawaii!  Limited quantities are still available!
  • If you are interested in purchasing an item that has been featured on Facebook or the GSH Blog, and are not able to make it to the GS Shop, please email Summer. Please note that shipping will be charged according to the shipping chart posted on our online shop.

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!

Penpals from Texas!

Penpals from Texas! 
Penpals from Texas! Hello from Texas! I am the registrar for the Elgin-McDade girl scout service unit and we have a troop of second year juniors who would love to have a troop from Hawaii to be pen pals with. Please let me know if we can set this up. We have 15+/- girls who would be interested. I think it would be a unique experience for both troops in Hawaii and Texas. Our girls are in 5th grade. Thanks so much for considering this.
Please email Lisa Young if you are interested in becoming penpals.

Penpal Request  - Hi! I have a troop in Oregon who is looking for a Junior and Cadette sister troops to "pen pal" with.
Please email Troop Leader, Kristen, if you are interested in becoming penpals.

Minnesota Dreams Jamboree 2015 – July 15 – 19, 2015. Volunteers from all over Minnesota would like to extend to you an invitation to a Girl Scout Jamboree.  This event is open to all registered Girl Scouts who have completed the 6th grade up to 12th grade and Girl Guides between the ages of 12-18 by July 14, 2015.  It will be held on the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota-40 miles south of the Twin Cities.  Maximum number of participants-1900.
Please visit our web site beginning Jan. 25 for additional information, updates & forms.

Did You Know?

Aloha Ambassador Program - The purpose of the Aloha Ambassador program is to demonstrate the Aloha Spirit by providing a service that makes someone’s life better. Aloha Ambassador Troops represent the Girl Scouts of Hawai`i to our community and sister Girl Scouts around the globe. They share with neighbors, welcome visitors to our islands, and create smiles. As Girl Scout Aloha Ambassadors, you’ll discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together, while performing valuable community service.
For more information, and to download an application form, click here.

Sudden Service - Have you ever wondered how certain Girl Scouts get to appear on TV shows or give interviews on the radio? Have you ever thought, “Who are those girls who get asked to participate at the Woman of Distinction Dinner?” Girl Scouts who have signed up as volunteers for the Sudden Service database are the first ones we call whenever the Council has a very special opportunity or community need.
For more information about how to sign up for Sudden Service, click here.

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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