Saturday, February 22, 2014

Saturday, 2/22/14 - Friday, 2/28/14

 

What’s up this week

A sweet "Thank You" from Jenna, a Daisy in Pearl Harbor Troop 587!

Girl Scout Cookies have Arrived!!!!
Girl Scout cookies are HERE!  A big mahalo to all of our wonderful volunteers who helped to lift and load case after case of cookies into cars! Statewide, we have over 387,000 boxes on island waiting to be deliciously devoured! If you are running low on cookies, and need more, visit our Cookie Buffer, located at the Ala Moana Hotel – 1st floor, starting on Wednesday, 2/26/14. For Cookie Buffer Guidelines and Hours, please click here.

 
 














Happy World Thinking Day!
Each year on February 22, World Thinking Day, girls participate in activities and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries. World Thinking Day is part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts Global Action Theme (GAT) based on the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which aim to improve the lives of the world's poorest people. The theme for World Thinking Day 2014 is girls worldwide say "education opens doors for all girls and boys." Are your troops doing anything to celebrate World Thinking Day?

Are You a Cookie Goal Getter?
Congratulations to Alexis from Kauai Troop 4453 for winning Week 2's Prize, a $50 iTunes Gift Card! Great job, Alexis! For every 24 boxes of cookies you sell in the month of February, you can enter to win some SWEET weekly prizes! Simply complete a Goal Getter card and enter to win a weekly prize. The more you sell the more chances you have to win!  Week #4’s mystery prize is all about the BLING! The winner will receive a one-of-a-kind "It's Cookie Time" T-shirt sprinkled with sparkles and crystals AND a $40 gift certificate to Claire's Accessories!  Bling Yourself Before You Bling Your Booth! Submit those Goal Getter cards today!
For complete rules, please click here.


Volunteer Invite-A-Friend
We are teaming up with GSUSA in this national campaign to recruit new Girl Scout Troop Leaders and to share the excitement of Girl Scouting with more girls in Hawai’i!  GSH volunteers who recruit a friend to start a new K-5th grade troop will receive a $50 discount code which can be redeemed at the GSUSA online store!  The person you successfully recruit to start a new troop will receive: A Girl Scout Resource pack which includes: 1-Girls Guide to Girl Scouting, 1-Adult Journey Guide, 1-Girl Journey book, and 1-Badge Set! For more information, please visit our website.

REGISTRATION OPEN
New Volunteer Training (2/27/14; 9:30am-12:30pm)
Deadline: 2/24/14
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.


Upcoming deadlines & registration openings

Manners Matter, Big Island, 3/26/14 (10am – 12pm)
This promises to be a fun, hands-on, highly relevant experience that will teach girls skills they will be able to use immediately and in the future. Being a teen or tween is hard, and in today’s technology driven world it’s even more challenging for young people, especially girls, to confidently navigate face to face interactions.  Whether it’s at school, a job, with family or with friends, inter-personal relationship skills are critical.  Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors are invited to learn the dos and don’ts of dealing with others while remaining true to themselves.
For more information, and to register, please click here.

Save the Date: Gold Award Mentor Workshop (4/16/14)

Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Training (4/19/14,
Training is being provided by AED Institute (Pam Foster).Session is open to 35 people.  Payment to be made via credit card to AED Institute by April 11th – contact Pam at 440-8988. While this is a Pediatric Training that will focus on First Aid/CPR/AED for elementary school aged and younger, Adult First Aid/CPR/AED training will be covered.  However, if Adult manuals and certification are required, additional cost will apply ($35 manuals and $10 certification).
For more information, please click here.


First look: Shop Sales & Promotions

Take an additional 40% off selected clearance merchandise!

Honor Troop Pins are in! For more details about how you can be an Honor Troop, click here.

Take 20% off all cookie merchandise throughout the month of February, while supplies last!

Save 25% off the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting!  The Girl’s Guide is an invaluable tool for every leader and Girl Scout!  Get your copy today!

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 Anne or call 675-5519.  Please note that shipping will be charged according to the shipping chart posted on our online shop.

 
These Girls are Out of this World!
They’ve Designed It!  They’ve Built It! and They’re Ready to Launch It!

 

The Girl Scouts of Hawaii International Space Station (ISS) project team, comprised of eight Senior and Ambassador level girls, are putting the final touches on their scientific experiment that is set to  launch into space on May 1, 2014.  Their project is one of approximately a dozen others that are part of the ISS program at Valley Christian School in San Jose, California.

The team has designed a horticulture experiment which involves growing Arugula in space and later testing the nutrient value of the plant.  A Twinkie-size container, constructed by a 3d printer and known as a MicroLab, houses the experiment that is blasted into space on a rocket.   

 
Once the rocket’s capsule docks at the ISS, crew members will offload the MicroLab and plug it into a rack that provides the power needed to run the experiment in a microgravity environment.  The team designed the circuit board, computer program, grow tubes and horticulture experiment, and watering and LED lighting system for their experiment that will run for one month in space.   Crew members aboard the ISS will download data and photos back to earth so the team can collect, analyze and monitor their experiment.  Under the guidance and coaching of a terrific Mentor team, the girls have worked every Sunday for nearly six months on their project.  

Follow the team’s experiment through their blog   http://gsh-iss.tumblr.com/


 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Saturday, 2/15/14 - Friday, 2/21/14



What’s up this week


 Are You a Cookie Goal Getter?
For every 24 boxes of cookies you sell in the month of February, you can enter to win some SWEET weekly prizes! Simply complete a Goal Getter card and enter to win a weekly prize. The more you sell the more chances you have to win!  Week #3’s mystery prize is 4 Consolidated Theaters Movie passes and a snack pack! Submit those Goal Getter cards today!
For complete rules, please click here.


Congratulations Teani, from Troop 162!

Teani is our winner for the Goal Getter Week 1 prize giveaway! Teani won two passes to Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park! Teani really is a Goal Getter. She already earned her trip to the CEO Event for top Cookie Sellers! Way to go, Teani! We are very proud of you!





 
Volunteer Invite-A-Friend
We are teaming up with GSUSA in this national campaign to recruit new Girl Scout Troop Leaders and to share the excitement of Girl Scouting with more girls in Hawai’i!  GSH volunteers who recruit a friend to start a new K-5th grade troop will receive a $50 discount code which can be redeemed at the GSUSA online store!  The person you successfully recruit to start a new troop will receive: A Girl Scout Resource pack which includes: 1-Girls Guide to Girl Scouting, 1-Adult Journey Guide, 1-Girl Journey book, and 1-Badge Set!
For more information, please visit our website.

Kamehameha School’s Ho`olaulea - Big Island, 2/15/14 (9am – 3pm)
If you know of anyone interested in learning more about Girl Scouts, and what it has to offer both girls and adult volunteers, please have them stop by our informational table. Event takes place at the East Hawai`i campus.

PCCS Brownie Troop Camp (2/15 – 2/16/14)
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!

GSH Shop is OPEN on President’s Day, 2/17/14 from 10am - 6pm. The GSH office will be closed for the day.

Great Aloha Run Clean-Up (2/17/14)
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.

New Volunteer Training - (2/18/14; 5:45pm to 9pm)
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. Deadline to sign up is 2/16/14.

Cookie Pick Up – Kona & Waiwaiko (2/19)

Cookie Pick Up – Oahu / Kauai / Hilo / Maui (2/20)


Upcoming deadlines & registration openings


REGISTRATION OPEN
New Volunteer Training (2/27/14; 9:30am-12:30pm)
Deadline: 2/24/14
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.

Manners Matter, Big Island, 3/26/14 (10am – 12pm)
This promises to be a fun, hands-on, highly relevant experience that will teach girls skills they will be able to use immediately and in the future. Being a teen or tween is hard, and in today’s technology driven world it’s even more challenging for young people, especially girls, to confidently navigate face to face interactions.  Whether it’s at school, a job, with family or with friends, inter-personal relationship skills are critical.  Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors are invited to learn the dos and don’ts of dealing with others while remaining true to themselves.
For more information, and to register, please click here.

Save the Date: Gold Award Mentor Workshop (4/16/14)

Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Training (4/19/14,
Training is being provided by AED Institute (Pam Foster).Session is open to 35 people.  Payment to be made via credit card to AED Institute by April 11th – contact Pam at 440-8988. While this is a Pediatric Training that will focus on First Aid/CPR/AED for elementary school aged and younger, Adult First Aid/CPR/AED training will be covered.  However, if Adult manuals and certification are required, additional cost will apply ($35 manuals and $10 certification).
For more information, please click here.


First look: shop sales & promos

Take an additional 40% off selected clearance merchandise!

Honor Troop Pins are in! For more details about how you can be an Honor Troop, click here.

Take 20% off all cookie merchandise throughout the month of February, while supplies last!

Save 25% off the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting!  The Girl’s Guide is an invaluable tool for every leader and Girl Scout!  Get your copy today!

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 Gretchen or call 675-5507.  Please note that shipping will be charged according to the shipping chart posted on our online shop.


 Social Media

Hi, I am a Girl Scout Leader in Northampton-Bath, Pennsylvania. I have Junior Girl Scouts, in grades 4th and 5th grade, ages 9-10.  I was wondering if you have a group that would be interested in contacting each other through pen-pal letters at this time. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Theresa S. Leader of Troop 8219.
Email Theresa if you are interested in becoming pen pals with her troop.


Recent Events

Here are some photos from Troop 649 marching in the Manoa Valley Christmas parade!