Saturday, May 31, 2014

Saturday, 05/31/2014 – Friday, 06/06/2014


What’s up this week
 
Saturday, 5/31
PA I Training
11:30 to 6pm at Webling Elementary School
 
This event is for pre-registered Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Program Aid training teaches older girls how to impart their Girl Scout knowledge while working with younger Scouts.  It also helps them to develop their leadership skills to become confident and effective leaders!  If your Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador Girl Scout missed registration for this opportunity.  Watch for other opportunities in the future.
 
 
 
Upcoming deadlines & registration openings
 
Saturday, 6/7:
Engineering Ohana: Celebrating Cultural Diversity Conference
8:00 am to 1:30 pm
 
The College of Engineering, in collaboration with the University of Hawai`i at Manoa's SEED and SAFPB will be bringing to high school and middle school students, teachers, counselors, and parents this one-day conference centered on increasing awareness of support systems to prospective & current students pursue careers in STEM fields, with particular interest in Engineering.
 
This FREE conference will feature the following:
  • Engineer Labrina Corpuz Apuya as the featured speaker
  • Dr. David Goldberg facilitating a workshop on, "Hip-hop as a Gateway to Engineering...and Vice Versa"
  • Isla Young facilitating a workshop on women, families and engineering
  • Mingling with current Engineering students and professionals 
  • FREE FOOD
  • FREE Giveaways
Registration is now open and will only be open to the first 100 registrants on a first come, first serve basis.  Click here to register.  If you have questions, please contact the conference organizers at uhmengineering@gmail.com.
 
 
Friday, 7/11 through Sunday 7/13:
Girl Scouts of Hawai`i STEM Camp, Camp Paumalu
4pm (Friday) to 11:30 (Sunday)
 
Come Join Us for an AMAZING experience! This is an opportunity for Girl Scouts of all age level to have an outdoor STEM experience that will engage and excite them about STEM Careers. Girls will interact with STEM Professionals, participate in hands on activities geared towards their age level, will receive a patch, and a canvass tote that she will be able to personalize.
 
Registration for this event will open in June.  Plan now as space will be limited and will fill up fast!
 
OVERNIGHT PROGRAM FEES:
Girls: $80
Adults: $40
 
DAY ONLY (DAISIES):
Girls: $30
Adults: $20
 
*NO REFUNDS FOR THIS EVENT
 
 
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Monday, 6/2 through Friday, 8/29:
FREE Summer Camps at your local Microsoft Retail Store
 
Each camp runs 2 hours for 4 days a week. Camps Offered: Smart Game Coding, Smart Game Designing, Smart Movie Making, and Smart Photo Taking. Click Here for more information and to enroll TODAY! Camps will fill up quickly!
 
 
 
 
The Tooth Fairy Patch Program
 
The Tooth Fairy Patch Program allows Girl Scouts across each of the six age groups to learn
about oral health, become advocates for access to quality dental care, and develop leadership skills. To earn a Tooth Fairy Patch, a Girl Scout participates in at least one activity from three different leadership categories. For more information, click here.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tuesday, 6/10 through Thursday, 6/12 and Tuesday, 7/8 through Thursday, 7/10
Give 'Em Wings This Summer
Pacific Aviation Museum Flight School
 
A 3-day adventure in the history and technology of aviation for kids entering the 6th-8th grade in the Fall. Immersive, hands on activities with an emphasis on Pacific aviation and fun. 9am - 4pm, $165 for the 3-day program includes all materials, lunches, snacks and a Flight School logo tee shirt. All girls who register will receive a 10% discount.  Enter 2014Ten when registering.  In addition, a few scholarships will be available. For more information, please click here.
 
 
 

 
Recent programs and events
 
Girl Scouts from across the great State of Hawai`i participated in several Memorial Day events this past weekend.  The girls honored our veterans by placing lei on graves with a heartfelt MAHALO and ALOHA.
 
State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe
 
The Star Advisor featured several of our Girl Scouts! Click here to see our girls in action!
 
 
 
Honolulu Punchbowl
 
Troop 276 decorated a memorial in honor of our veterans for a Memorial Day Service at the Punchbowl.


 
 
Giving Back to our Communities
 
 
The girls of Troop 541 spent this past Sunday, May 25th, working on community and giving back patches! After participating in the GS Kaneohe Memorial Day Event they headed to the Honolulu Airport USO to drop off 27 boxes of GS cookies to heroes!
 


  
Troop 286, first year Daisies, visited the Ronald McDonald House and delivered 20 pillows!  The girls chose to do this with their cookie money.  The Ronald McDonald House said that they really needed the pillows!
 
 
 
 
Great Trips!
 
Troop 445, a Daisy troop, visited the Coast Guard Cutter Rush this last week!  They had a great time learning about the Coast Guard!
 

 
 

 If your troop or Service Unit has something it would like to share in a future blog post, please contact Janelle Harkness at jaharkness@girlscouts-hawaii.org
 
 
From Girl Scouts USA
 

Check out the article LEGO QUEENS: Girl Scouts Honored at 4th Annual White House Science Fair to see how Girl Scouts from Troop 2612 in Eastern Oklahoma caught the attention of White House Staff with their conceptual model of a “flood proof bridge.”

 
  
 
First look: Girlscoutshop.com promos
 
New Promotions….
 
Girl Scouts of Hawai`i will share with you online shop promotions as they become available.  In the meantime, checkout the online shop!  There are many exciting Girl Scout products available!
 
Continuing Promotions….
 
June 14
National Get Outdoors Day
 
Buy GET OUTDOORS SEW-ON PATCHES -Have fun outside in June; it's National Great Outdoors Month! Show your nature, conservation and parks spirit.
This colorful patch was developed for National Get Outdoors Day held on June 14th 2014. 2" round. Made in USA.
 
This is a late breaking item, so I apologize for the short notice!  It has been posted to the national online shop and is in stock to ship out!
 
 
 
Now through June 15th 2014
Free plush gift with merchandise purchases of $50
 
girlscoutshop.com will offer retail customers the option to receive a free plush gift with merchandise purchases of $50.00.  Customers may choose from a selection of plush animals.
 
Customers must add the plush item to the cart and enter Coupon Code “PLUSHGWP” (NOT case sensitive), prior to checking out to receive the free item; no adjustments can be made after order submission.  There is a limit of one free item per qualifying transaction.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Membership Registrations and 2014-2015 Early Bird Campaign
 
Lifetime Membership!
 
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.
 
2014-2015 Early Bird Registration
 
 
June 13th is the deadline to qualify for the Early Bird Patch!
o   Troops must have a minimum of 2 approved adult volunteer registered.
o   It is recommended to register all girls who know they are returning for the new membership year.
Early Bird FAQs 
Who qualifies as an approved adult volunteer?
o   Any troop leader (01 or 02) who completes their “Returning Volunteer Agreement” form.
o   A new troop leader or assistant troop leader who has completed their “Volunteer Application and Agreement” form and their background check.  In addition, this individual needs to complete their Troop Leader training before the beginning of the new membership year.
 
Does my troop have to have a troop leader (01) and an assistant troop leader (02) to qualify?
o   No.  Some troops have 2 troop leaders (01).  You just need 2 individuals who have completed their volunteer paperwork before the Early Bird deadlines.  In addition, these individuals must have completed or plan on completing the New Troop Leader training before the new membership year.
 
Does my troop have to register 5 girls in order to qualify for the Early Bird Patches?
o   No.  Just register those girls who have confirmed that they are returning for the new membership year.  The only requirement is that 2 approved adult volunteers are registered in the troop.
What if a girl is returning to Girl Scouts, but will be joining or bridging to another troop?  How does she register?
o   The current troop leader or her guardian may register her online.  Her new membership will be placed in her current troop.
o   To transfer her membership to the new troop, submit a troop transfer form.  Click here to access this form.
 
What about girls who are Juliette Girl Scouts or Girl Scouts who do not have a troop yet? Will they still receive an Early Bird Patch?
o   Yes! They will receive a patch.
 
What if I’m having technical problems, other difficulties, or just have questions about Early Bird Registration?
o  Please call the help desk at 808-380-6665.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Saturday, 05/24/2014 – Friday, 05/30/2014


What’s up this week
 
Saturday, 5/24
 
 

Lei of Aloha Service Project-Sponsored by Troop 1018

Windward Mall, 10:00am-2pm

As part of Kaneohe Troop 1018’s Service Project,
Girl Scouts are collecting lei and flowers to decorate graves on Memorial Day at the Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe. Girl Scouts from the Kaneohe Service Unit will be manning a donation booth at Windward Mall.

To honor our veterans, Troop 1018 is still in need of
floral donations and would greatly appreciate your donations. 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.
 
Sunday, 5/25
Memorial Day Events
Kaneohe Veteran’s Cemetery, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Maui Veteran’s Cemetery, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
 
Girl Scouts as they honor Hawai`i's veterans. Those Girl Scouts who registered for these events will place a United States flag and/or a lei at each veteran’s grave. We are grateful for the opportunity as Girl Scouts to honor our veterans, especially those from our great state of Hawai`i, and to offer them a heartfelt MAHALO and ALOHA for their dedication and sacrifice.    
 
 
 
 
Upcoming deadlines & registration openings
 
New Event
 
Saturday, 6/7:
Engineering Ohana: Celebrating Cultural Diversity Conference
8:00 am to 1:30 pm
 
The College of Engineering, in collaboration with the University of Hawai`i at Manoa's SEED and SAFPB will be bringing to high school and middle school students, teachers, counselors,
and parents this one-day conference centered on increasing awareness of support systems to prospective & current students pursue careers in STEM fields, with particular interest in
Engineering.
 
This FREE conference will feature the following:
  • Engineer Labrina Corpuz Apuya as the featured speaker
  • Dr. David Goldberg facilitating a workshop on, "Hip-hop as a Gateway to Engineering...and Vice Versa"
  • Isla Young facilitating a workshop on women, families and engineering
  • Mingling with current Engineering students and professionals 
  • FREE FOOD
  • FREE Giveaways
Registration is now open and will only be open to the first 100 registrants on a first come,
first serve basis.  Click here to register.  If you have questions, please contact the
conference organizers at uhmengineering@gmail.com.

Updated Event
 
Friday, 7/11 through Sunday 7/13:
Girl Scouts of Hawai`i Stem Camp, Camp Paumalu
4pm (Friday) to 11:30 (Sunday)
 
Come Join Us for an AMAZING experience! This is an opportunity for Girl Scouts of all age level to have an outdoor STEM experience that will engage and excite them about STEM Careers. Girls will interact with STEM Professionals, participate in hands on activities geared towards their age level, will receive a patch, and a canvass tote that she will be able to personalize.
 
Registration for this event will open in June.  Plan now as space will be limited and will fill up fast!
 
                                                  

OVERNIGHT PROGRAM FEES:
Girls: $80
Adults: $40
 
DAY ONLY (DAISIES):
Girls: $30
Adults: $20
 
*NO REFUNDS FOR THIS EVENT
 
Sunday, 5/25
Hawaii Craftsman Community Kiln
12 noon to 4pm
Camp Mokule`ia (68-729 Farrington Hwy, across from Dillingham Air Field in Waialua
 
·         Purchase a bisque tea bowl you can glaze and have fired with the artists who are
       participating in RAKU Ho’olaule’a
·         Purchase a tea bowl that has already been fired
·         Visit and learn from the artists who will have clay works fired at camp for sale
 
*Community Kiln is FREE to the public, but Camp Mokule`ia charges $5 per person.
 
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­
Monday, 6/2 through Friday, 8/29:
FREE Summer Camps at your local Microsoft Retail Store
 
Each camp runs 2 hours for 4 days a week
Camps Offered: Smart Game Coding, Smart Game Designing, Smart Movie Making, and
Smart Photo Taking
 
Click Here for more information and to enroll TODAY! Camps will fill up quickly! 
 
 
 
The Tooth Fairy Patch Program
 
The Tooth Fairy Patch Program allows Girl Scouts across each of the six age groups to learn about oral health, become advocates for access to quality dental care, and develop leadership skills. To earn a Tooth Fairy Patch, a Girl Scout participates in at least one activity from three different leadership categories. For more information, click here.
 
 
Friday, 5/16 through Saturday, 5/31:
Endangered Species Day
 
Endangered Species Day can provide Girl Scouts with
an ideal opportunity to learn more about biodiversity,
local habitats, and specific endangered and threatened species.
The type of Endangered Species Day activities that could help
Girl Scouts meet Earned Award program requirements include: 

  • Participating in local community clean-up campaign at wetlands, beach, and other areas    
  • Developing an exhibit and activities for a Troop meeting, which the public could attend as well. 
  • Organizing an activity for Girl Scout Brownies (using various resource materials such as color/activity sheets, available from Endangered Species Day website. 
  • Working with environmental organization (Audubon Society, Sierra Club) to promote Endangered Species Day events.
  • Assisting with Endangered Species Day exhibits at zoos, museums, parks in your area
 
 
Saturday, 6/21
Surfrider Foundation’s Beach Clean Up, 10am – 12pm
Educational Session: 12pm – 2pm
Deadline to Register: Thursday, 5/29
 
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 jaharkness@girlscouts-hawaii.org  
 
Tuesday, 6/10 through Thursday, 6/12 and Tuesday, 7/8 through Thursday, 7/10
Give 'Em Wings This Summer
Pacific Aviation Museum Flight School
 
A 3-day adventure in the history and technology of aviation for kids entering the 6th-8th grade
in the Fall. Immersive, hands on activities with an emphasis on Pacific aviation and fun.
9am - 4pm, $165 for the 3-day program includes all materials, lunches, snacks and a
Flight School logo tee shirt. All girls who  register will receive a 10% discount. 
Enter 2014Ten when registering.  In addition, a few scholarships will be available.
For more information, please click here.
 
 
 
 

 
Recent programs and events
 
 

 
On May 18th, Kaahumanu Service Unit held their Bridging Ceremony at Ke'ehi Lagoon Memorial Park.   Congratulations to all those girls who bridged up in Girl Scouts!
 
 
If your troop or Service Unit has something it would like to share in a future blog post, please contact Janelle Harkness at jaharkness@girlscouts-hawaii.org
 
 
From Girl Scouts USA
 
Check out the articles: “Girl Scout Camp: Then and Now” to read about the Girl Scout tradition of camping and to see some great camp pictures!  Also, take a look at “She-Shells! Girl Scout Allyson Willis Proves You Can Make a Difference No Matter Your Age” to see what one Girl Scout did for her Bronze Award Project!
 
Girl Scout Connections
 
I am a troop leader in Louisiana. My 12 Daisies are trying to complete the 50 State Swap Challenge. We need to find a troop in each state to trade swaps with. We still need Hawaii. Is anyone interested in trading with us? We would appreciate it so much!
 
Hi there,
I'm a brownie leader from the UK, we are celebrating brownies being 100 years old and our task is to send cards to 100 different units and receive one back hopefully, all over the world, is there any brownie pack out there that would be willing to participate?
My brownies would love to send a card to you.
Either message me or email me on lbreeze855@hotmail.co.uk
Thank you
Hope to hear from you
 
 
 
First look: Girlscoutshop.com promos
 
 
June 14
National Get Outdoors Day
 
Buy GET OUTDOORS SEW-ON PATCHES -Have fun outside in June; it's National Great Outdoors Month! Show your nature, conservation and parks spirit.
This colorful patch was developed for National Get Outdoors Day held on June 14th 2014. 2" round. Made in USA. $1.25 each.
 
This is a late breaking item, so I apologize for the short notice!  It has been posted to the national online shop and
is in stock to ship out!
 
 
Now through June 15th 2014
Free plush gift with merchandise purchases of $50
 
girlscoutshop.com will offer retail customers the option to receive a free plush gift with merchandise purchases of $50.00.  Customers may choose from a selection of plush animals.
 
Customers must add the plush item to the cart and enter Coupon Code “PLUSHGWP” (NOT case sensitive), prior to checking out to receive the free item; no adjustments can be made after order submission.  There is a limit of one free item per qualifying transaction.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Membership Registrations and 2014-2015 Early Bird Campaign
 
Lifetime Membership!
 
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.
 
2014-2015 Early Bird Registration
 
 
June 13th is the deadline to qualify for the Early Bird Patch!
o   Troops must have a minimum of 2 approved adult volunteer registered.
o   It is recommended to register all girls who know they are returning for the new membership year.
Early Bird FAQs
 Who qualifies as an approved adult volunteer?
o   Any troop leader (01 or 02) who completes their “Returning Volunteer Agreement” form.
o   A new troop leader or assistant troop leader who has completed their “Volunteer Application and Agreement” form and their background check.  In addition, this individual needs to complete their Troop Leader training before the beginning of the new membership year.
 
Does my troop have to have a troop leader (01) and an assistant troop leader (02) to qualify?
o   No.  Some troops have 2 troop leaders (01).  You just need 2 individuals who have completed their volunteer paperwork before the Early Bird deadlines.  In addition, these individuals must have completed or plan on completing the New Troop Leader training before the new membership year.
 
Does my troop have to register 5 girls in order to qualify for the Early Bird Patches?
o   No.  Just register those girls who have confirmed that they are returning for the new membership year.  The only requirement is that 2 approved adult volunteers are registered in the troop.
What if a girl is returning to Girl Scouts, but will be joining or bridging to another troop?  How does she register?
o   The current troop leader or her guardian may register her online.  Her new membership will be placed in her current troop.
o   To transfer her membership to the new troop, submit a troop transfer form.  Click here to access this form.
 
What about girls who are Juliette Girl Scouts or Girl Scouts who do not have a troop yet? Will they still receive an Early Bird Patch?
o   Yes! They will receive a patch.
 
What if I’m having technical problems, other difficulties, or just have questions about Early Bird Registration?
o  Please call the help desk at 808-380-6665.