Saturday, January 25, 2014

Saturday, 1/25/14 - Friday, 1/31/14



What’s up this week

Hawaii Pacific University 2014 Girls & Women in Sports Day
1/25/14; 10am – 12:30pm; HPU Hawaii Loa Campus
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.

Chinese New Year Parade
1/25/14; 3:00pm – 6:30pm
Celebrate Chinese New Year in downtown! The parade begins on Hotel Street at the State Capitol and proceeds to Maunakea Street (ends at River Street). 

Service Unit Cookie Orders due to GSH Council (1/27/14)

Service Unit Initial Incentives Order Due to GSH Council (1/27/14)

Cookie Club Webinar (1/28/14; 6:30pm)

Cookie Deposits must be made in order to be eligible for early Gift of Caring proceeds in March (1/31/14)


Upcoming deadlines & registration openings

DEADLINE FOR HIGHER AWARDS FINAL PROJECTS (2/1/14)

Remember to submit your Bronze, Silver & Gold Award Final Project Reports to Council by February 1, 2014 if you would like to attend the annual Gold Award Ceremony.  This year’s ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2:00-3:30 p.m., at Central Union Church (Parish Hall).  More information on the ceremony will be forthcoming.  For questions about your final project reports, contact Colleen LaClair at colaclair@girlscouts-hawaii.org, or, (808) 675-5514. 

REGISTRATION OPEN
Service Unit Trainer Training (2/1/14)
Deadline: 1/29/14
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! 

REGISTRATION OPEN
Camping Hawaiian Style Training (2/8/14)
Deadline: 1/27/14
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.
Click here for details and to register.

REGISTRATION OPEN
PCCS Brownie Troop Camp (2/15 – 2/16/14)
Deadline: 1/31/14
In the lush, secluded setting of Camp Paumalu girls will spend their days learning basic outdoor skills, hiking, crafting, swimming, and making friends that will last a lifetime--all while building Courage, Confidence and Character!
Click here for details and to register.

REGISTRATION OPEN
Great Aloha Run Clean-Up (2/17/14)
Deadline: 1/15/14
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.
 

APPLY TODAY!
Apply to be a Girl Advocate on our Board of Directors
Deadline: 2/11/14; 5pm
We are now accepting applications for high school girls (grades 9-11) to serve on our Board of Directors as Girl Advocates! Through this unique opportunity, girls will not only gain confidence as a voice for their fellow Girl Scouts, but they will also connect with our board members and learn first-hand how the decision-making process works in a non-profit organization. 
Click to read more about applying to be a Girl Advocate…



Recent programs and events

Girls Take Action!

Girls in Daisy and Brownie Troops 445 and 286 pulled weeds and cleared paths to help restore native Hawaiian bird habitats at the Freeman Seabird Preserve as part of their Take Action project for the Between Earth and Sky journey. They even received a patch from the Audubon Society for their efforts! Great job, girls!  

Leader Tip: If you have girls that are allergic to animals, working to restore native bird habitats at the Freeman Seabird Preserve can be used for your Take Action project for the 5 Flowers, 4 Stories and 3 Cheers for Animals journey! If your troop would like to volunteer at the Freeman Seabird Preserve, please contact Marisa Watanabe at 528-1432.





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

 
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!

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!

My name is Niki and I am a troop leader for a Daisy Troop in Wakefield, RI. My troop is doing a "Flat Daisy" Project in connection with earning our "Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout petal. We are sending out "Flat Daisy" colored pictures and information about our troop, where we live, what we like about girl scouts, etc.. We are hoping that girls from all over will respond with a information sheet (which we will provide) so we can learn more about girls all over the country as part of our Vi - Be a Friend to Every Girl Scout - petal. Please email me at nikiwolfe@hotmail.com and let me know if your troop would be willing to do this exchange. Thanks so much for your time and consideration.
 
Go Red for Women Girl Scouts Patch Program


The Saint Thomas Heart/Go Red Girl Scouts Patch Program aims to raise awareness of heart disease and the risks that it poses for women. By emphasizing good heart health habits early in life, we hope to help girls begin a lifetime of healthy living. Girls of all ages can participate in activities from heart education, nutrition, fitness, family and service to earn their own badge. Click here to download information.

Planning for World Thinking Day?

What is World Thinking Day, and when is it?
World Thinking Day is celebrated annually on February 22nd by all Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world by learning about their international sisters in various countries. Girl Guides and Girl Scouts have been celebrating World Thinking Day since 1926! Troops will select a country and do their research! Girls come dressed up in traditional clothing of their selected country, prepare dishes to share with others, or create swaps and play games to teach others about what they have learned. For 2014 the theme is achieving universal primary education. The messages for this theme are: "Every girl has the right to learning so she reaches her fullest potential" and "Education opens doors for all girls and boys". 
What goes on during World Thinking Day?
Do you have questions about World Thinking Day? Are we supposed to have an Opening and Flag Ceremony? What about a Parade of Flags? How do we select a country? What kinds of entertainment, games, crafts or swaps can we do for the event? Click here to download a handout on World Thinking Day that will answer some of your questions!
Have you ever wondered what the Girl Scout Promise is in Sweden? Or when Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting was introduced in India?  
The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts reaches 10 million girls and young women in 145 countries located in five regions: Africa, Arab, Asia Pacific, Europe and Western Hemisphere.
Click here to learn more about Girl Scouting/Girl Guiding around the world.



Sunday, January 19, 2014

Correction to 1/18/14 GSH Blog Post

Hi Everyone!

In our GSH Blog that was published on Saturday, 1/18, two deadlines were inaccurately posted. Here is the correct deadlines.

Troop Booth Selection Site: OPEN TO ALL (1/22/14)

Troop Cookie/Rewards Order Due to your Service Unit Cookie Manager (1/22/14)


 We apologize for any confusion!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Saturday, 1/18/14 - Friday, 1/24/14



What’s up this week

Troop Booth Selection Site: Round 3 (1/20/14; 6:30pm)

Ewa/Kapolei Parent Interest Meeting (1/21/14; 5:30pm – 7:00pm; Ewa Beach Library)
Do you know a girl who is interested in joining the Girl Scouts and lives in the Ewa or Kapolei area? If so, we encourage you to attend a Parent Interest Meeting to learn more about what girls do in the Girl Scouts and how parents can get involved! This meeting is intended for parents with daughters in the Daisy (grades K-1), Brownie (grades 2-3) and Junior (grades 4-5) levels.

Gold Award Workshop (1/22/14; 5:30pm – 7:00pm; Council)
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. 

Troop Booth Selection Site: OPEN TO ALL (1/22/14)

Troop Cookie/Rewards Order Due to your SUM (1/22/14)

Community Service Project for Troop 791 (1/24/14)
Troop 791 is asking for your help! They will be having a collection drive on Friday, 1/24/14 from 5:15 – 9:15pm at the Pearl City Shopping Center Conference Room (located under Leeward Bowl). They are working with St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church to help with the community outreach to those who need assistance, and are learning about food collection, sorting, preparation and distribution. Items most needed are Canned Meats (spam, Vienna sausage, Tuna, Chili); Peanut Butter; Jelly; Toothbrushes and Toothpaste.

Upcoming deadlines & registration openings

REGISTRATION OPEN
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.

REGISTRATION OPEN
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.

REGISTRATION OPEN
Camping Hawaiian Style Training (2/8/14)
Deadline: 1/27/14
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.
Click here for details and to register.

REGISTRATION OPEN
PCCS Brownie Troop Camp (2/15 – 2/16/14)
Deadline: 1/31/14
In the lush, secluded setting of Camp Paumalu girls will spend their days learning basic outdoor skills, hiking, crafting, swimming, and making friends that will last a lifetime--all while building Courage, Confidence and Character!
Click here for details and to register.

REGISTRATION OPEN
Great Aloha Run Clean-Up (2/17/14)
Deadline: 1/15/14
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.
 


Recent programs and events

Bethany and Caitlin from Troop 2096 on Hawai`i Island are playing a huge role in helping to address the feral cat problem on that island through their Gold Award project. They have held a number of neuter clinics, where they get anywhere from 60-90 cats to neuter and sometimes have to work from 6am – 9:30pm! Great job, girls!!!



   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


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!

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!

Cadette Troop Inquiry: Hi! My name is Kathy and I am a leader for a Cadette troop located in Redondo Beach, CA. I was inquiring if you have a Cadette Troop that might be interested in meeting our girls if we come to O`ahu. I have a few ideas, and would love to speak to someone on this! Click here to e-mail Kathy.

Aloha, from Calgary, Alberta Canada! Hi, I am a Pathfinder Leader in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. My unit is looking to travel to Maui in the summer of 2014. The girls are 13-15 years old. We would love to be able to meet up with some Girl Scouts whil we are there. Additionally, we would be interested in hearing about any interesting things we should do or see while in Maui. Click here to email Unit Leader, Adette.

Hello, my name is Danielle and I am a Troop Leader for 13 wonderful brownies in Long Island, NY. We are looking for a troop to start a pen pal group with. Thank you in advance. Click here to email Danielle.


I can’t wait to: try this Scent-sational idea!
Homemade Bath Products Inspired by Girl Scout Cookies


What’s better than selling and eating Girl Scout cookies??? How about making homemade bath products that smell like them too! That’s exactly what the girls in Daisy and Brownie Troop 445 are doing to celebrate the Cookie Season! They brought some samples to Council for us to try… and they are fantastic! They smell as wonderful as they look! A big mahalo to Anne R. and Troop 445 for sharing her Cookie inspired recipes with us! Click here to download Troop 445’s recipes.  
Staff Favorite! Samoas Sugar Scrub… YUM!

Get a sniff of this lemony treat! Savannah Smiles Bath Bombs!

Relax with the smell of mint --- THIN MINT inspired lip balm, hand lotion, salt scrubs and even foaming hand wash!

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.

·         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!