What’s New This Week
Girl Scouts of Hawai`i believes that our volunteers are the lifeblood of the Girl Scout Movement. You give selflessly of your time and talents to help build girls of courage, confidence, and character. The deadline to submit your nominations is May 1st. All awardees will be recognized at our Volunteer Mixer on June 21st. Click here to download the Criteria and Nomination forms for the following awards:
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. Registration for Lifetime members is processed by local councils, so there is NO online membership form for them to complete. 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. For more information, as well as to download the Lifetime Membership Brochure and Registration form, please click here.
2014 Gold Award Ceremony, 4/26/14 (2pm - 3:30pm)
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Central Union Church Parish Hall
Registration for the ceremony is now closed as we have reached our maximum capacity. For questions, please contact Colleen LaClair at 808/675-5514, or email, email@example.com
Upcoming deadlines & registration openings
Cookie Entrepreneur Officer (CEO) Event, 5/10/14; Deadline 4/27/14
LET’S CELEBRATE!!! Join us for the annual CEO Event on board the Star of Honolulu on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 11:30am-2:30pm! DEADLINE for CEO Event Registration is on Sunday, April 27, midnight at the rate of $45/person. After the April 27 deadline we will continue to take reservations until Friday, May, 2, midnight at the rate of $55/person. Please join us in celebrating the success of the girls! Click here to download a tutorial on adding family members to your account. For those of you flying over for the event, if you have not already done so, please contact Shereen Hoopii to make flight arrangements for the C.E.O. girls and coordinate your flights with theirs. Shereen can be contacted by phone at 245-4984 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please email Lila at email@example.com or Ariana at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. See you on May 10th!
The Central Intelligence Agency, National Association of Asian American Professionals and Girl Scouts of Hawai`i will be sponsoring a free career symposium for high-school girls on Sunday, May 18, 2014 here at the Ala Moana Hotel, Garden Lanai Ballroom. The symposium will feature GSH board member, Heather Schwarm, as a Keynote Speaker and will focus on informing the girls about scholarships, internships and career opportunities with the CIA. The event will also include roundtable career discussions with various Hawaii professionals in different fields and industries. For more information, click here to download the event flyer or RSVP by clicking here.
Lei of Aloha Service Project – Troop 1018
Saturday, May 24, 2014; Windward Mall, 10am- 2pm
As part of Kaneohe Troop 1018’s Service Project, Girl Scouts collect lei and flowers to decorate the graves every Memorial Day at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe. Help them out by bringing a lei (artificial or floral), sewing a lei, or donating flowers! Girl Scouts from the Kaneohe Service Unit will be manning the donation booth at Windward Mall, and will also be available to help younger scouts sew lei for our veterans. Any floral donations are greatly appreciated. Suggested blossoms are stephanotis, plumeria, bougainvillea, crown flowers or anything from your backyard, or even your neighbor’s. Also useful are stalks of ginger, heliconia and other tropicals (lengths up to 24” maximum). The cemetery also accepts silk, ribbon and yarn leis. Fee is $5; The first 50 girls will receive a custom patch and snack pack/water. RSVP by 5/15 to Ailyn at 226-1228 or click here to email her. To download a flyer, please click here.
Memorial Day Event at Kaneohe Veteran’s Cemetery, 5/25/14, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Join Hawai`i's Girl Scouts as they honor Hawai'i's veterans at Kane`ohe Veteran's Cemetery. Girl Scouts place a United States flag at every veteran's grave and a lei, adding Hawai`i's special touch of aloha - join us on this special day of remembrance. Registration deadline is 5/12/14.
For more information and to register as a TROOP, click here.
For more information and to register as an INDIVIDUAL, click here.
Surfrider Foundation’s Beach Clean Up, 6/21/14, Clean Up: 10am – 12pm; Educational Session: 12pm – 2pm
Join the Surfrider Foundation for their largest beach cleanup to promote environmental preservation of our shorelines, and learn about the importance of ocean and environmental sustainability. The event will take place on June 21st, International Surfing Day. This will be the biggest beach cleanup day for the Surfrider Foundation with their participation in 140 events in 30 countries on this 1 day. The two beaches that will be cleaned are Diamond Head and Kahala Beach, with an education segment to follow with local speakers from the Surfrider Foundation explaining the importance of issues such as shoreline preservation. This event is open to the first 40 scouts. More details will be forthcoming. To reserve your spot, please email Janelle at email@example.com
Minnesota Dreams Jamboree 2015, 07/15/2015 - 07/19/2015
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. For more information, visit their website at: www.mnjamboree2015.com
First look: shop sales & promos
Due to the Shop Closure on 5/23, all sales will be final as of 4/7/14. Absolutely no returns or exchanges on purchases made beginning 4/7/14. Our return policy will apply to merchandise purchase prior to 4/7/14, now thru 4/23/14. Our regular return policy states, that we will issue a store credit for any returns with a valid receipt. Exchanges are allowed with a valid receipt. Please plan ahead as NO returns or exchanges will be made after 4/23/14. No exceptions.
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. Stay tuned to the GSH Blog for current special and info regarding the shop, or visit us online by clicking here.
Lessons Learned from my Journey
By: Jessie Garbeil, Cadette Troop 381
What I Learned from my Cadette Media Journey
Recently, I completed the Cadette Media Journey. As part of the Journey, I learned about how media affects girls and women, how women and minorities are represented in media, and how we can make an impact on media. I discovered how much I use media in my daily life, as well as how media affects other girls my age. I watched the documentary “Misrepresentation” about how women are represented in media. I surveyed my community about media use and conducted a “media remake” in the form of a magazine spread. As an extra, I also took a tour of the KHON TV station and the Star Advertiser production plant to learn more about how these forms of media are produced. I also presented my media journey to my troop. Overall, on this journey, I learned about how to put the “me” in “media,” as well as what part media plays in my life.
Dear Girl Scouts Council of Hawaii, I am a girl scout junior and we live in Springfield, MO. We are trying to become penpals with other troops from a variety of states as part of an educational project. We were wondering if you had any troops interested in becoming penpals? I have made three wonderful friends in Florida and it has been an amazing experience for us. We give and receive patches to our penpals as well as many postcards. We hope you can help us out with our project, Thank you for your time. For more information, please email Diam114613@evangel.edu