Friday, June 27, 2014


What’s up this week
 
Today, 6/26
Dental Hygiene Day
Registration extended, event is THIS Sunday!
 
Discover, connect, and take action to earn the Tooth Fairy Award!  Join Hui Ho`okela and Troop 2020 on Sunday June 29th from 2:30-4:3pm at St. John Vianney Parrish Hall. Opportunities for younger girls to learn about dental hygiene and for older girls to learn about a career in dental hygiene!
 
Cost: Please bring 2 cans of food to donate to the food pantry and $1 for snacks.
*Leaders or parents will need to order patches for each of their Scouts upon completion of the requirements.
 
RSVP to Adrienne Yap, RDH.
 
 
 
Upcoming deadlines & registration openings
 
Saturday, 7/19
New: Daisy Aviation Fun!
Registration opens Sunday, 6/29
Pacific Aviation Museum, 8:30am until 11:30 am
 
  
Are you a Daisy and want to learn more about aviation?
This is a great opportunity to learn more and explore!
 
Come join us at the Pacific Aviation museum for a morning full of hands on fun! Girls will receive a fun patch!
 
Cost $17 for Daisies ($15 for program and $2 for patch). First 6 accompanying adults are FREE!
 
*Closed toe shoes required.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monday, 7/21
New: New Leader Training
9:00am-1:00pm
Girl Scout Council Office
 
New leaders who haven’t completed Girl Scout Welcome, Basics, and Journey trainings must complete this training.  Please RSVP by July 16th by contacting Erica Becerrada via email or phone 808-675-5534.
 
*Attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch and their own snacks.
 
 
Thursday, 8/7
New: New Leader Training
9:00am-1:00pm
Girl Scout Council Office
 
New leaders who haven’t completed Girl Scout Welcome, Basics, and Journey trainings must complete this training.  Please RSVP by August 1st by contacting Erica Becerrada via email or phone 808-675-5534.
 
*Attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch and their own snacks.
 
Saturday, 8/2
Program Aide 1 (PA): Core Training 1
11:30am-5:00pm
 
Strengthen your leadership skills and learn how you can share your expertise and knowledge of Girl Scouting with others by becoming a Program Aide.  Girls who completed the 6th grade and above, who are interested in working with Troops or groups at events or day camps are invited to participate in this beginner’s level Program Aide training.
 
Requirements:
*Each girl is required to submit a completed Girl Health Information for Council Programs Form at check-in.  Click here for the form. Do not use the Girl Health History form.
 
*All participants should bring a bottle with water. Snacks will be provided.
 
 
 
 
 
Saturday, 7/26
New: Camping Hawaiian Style
8:00am-6:00pm
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, fire building, knife safety are just a few of the skills adults and Program Aides (PA) will learn.

This training event is open to all registered adult volunteers and Program Aides (Cadettes, Ambassador, and Senior Girl Scouts)
.
Adult volunteer pre-requisite: Complete “Group Travel Training” online and successfully completing the online examination.
Girl pre-requisite: Complete PA 1 Training as this is a PA 2 training.
 
Fee: $30 per person. The fees cover all training materials, “Outdoor Education in Girl Scouts” and snacks. Bring your own lunch.
 
 
 
 
Saturday, 7/26
The Country Unites To Support Finding a Cure for Epilepsy
 
 
On Saturday, July 26th from 9am to 11am. GS troops 2026 and 122 will host a Lemonade for Livy stand at Quick Field on Pearl Harbor during the MWR youth Soccer games. Lemonade for Livy was created by Livy’s Hope, an organization whose mission is to support children with medical needs and their families. All proceeds will benefit the Epilepsy Foundation (www.epilepsy.com) and their goal to find a cure for epilepsy. The intent of the campaign is to turn the country purple (the color of epilepsy awareness) by holding at least one lemonade event in each state.
 
Lemonade for Livy was inspired by nine year old Olivia Scheinman who has had severe epilepsy since birth. Although she cannot walk or talk, she has incited a movement of children and families coming together from around the United States to raise money for epilepsy research. Her twin sister Hailey leads the charge from Clearwater, FL and motivates people to get involved through her Facebook videos (facebook.com/LivysHope). Hailey says, “I will do anything to help Livy and I think everything is possible if you believe in it. We need a cure so my sister and everyone else with epilepsy can live in peace.”
 
GS Troops 2026 and 122 are holding a stand because we know people in our own community, schools and troops affected by epilepsy and want to be able to say “we are hope!”
 
Lemonade for Livy is about working as a team to bring hope to those with epilepsy and their families. It is about making a difference in the lives of others and inspiring change.
 
Groups from across the country will work as one, speaking with a unified voice, to make significant progress toward finding a cure.
 
Epilepsy is a disorder that affects more than three million people in the United States and 65 million people worldwide. 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy over the course of their life. The disorder affects more people than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson's combined yet receives fewer federal dollars per patient than each of these.
 
For more information about the GS Troops 2026 and 122 Lemonade for Livy stand, please contact Natasha Hodges at nhodges88@gmail.com. For information about Livy's Hope, please visit www.LivysHope.com.
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 

Online Shop Promotions



Now until June 30, 2014


From 6/27 through 7/21

Temporary reductions on select full price items and clearance items.

 


 
Recent programs and events
 
Troop 254
 
Cadettes from Troop 254 working on their Kilohana Project making renovations to Camp Kilohana on the Big Island.
 

 
 
 
Troop 590
 
Troop 590 wanted a real bridge for their bridging ceremony this year, so they asked around and the Habitat for Humanity Restore in Kapolei was kind enough to give them a pallet to customize. They added a few extra boards, sanded it down, painted and sealed it. The girls felt extra special getting to walk over this fun rainbow bridge and their troop will have lots of fun memories and pictures in the coming years as they continue to bridge up. They planned ahead enough to make our rainbow movable. You can see how much concentration and care they put into painting and preparing it!
 
 
 
 
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
 
 

Saturday, June 21, 2014


What’s up this week
 
Saturday, 6/21
Volunteer Mixer
Registration Closed
 
We are looking forward to visiting with our AMAZING GSH Volunteers, enjoying light pupus, giving out door prizes, and presenting recognition awards!  See you there!
 
Surfrider Beach Clean-up
Registration Closed
 
We hope that all those who registered for the beach clean-up have a great time today!  Thank you for your service in keeping our beaches clean!  Remember, send us pictures to share in our next blog!
 
Thursday, 6/26
Dental Hygiene Day
Deadline to Register
 
Discover, connect, and take action to earn the Tooth Fairy Award!  Join Hui Ho`okela and Troop 2020 on Sunday June 29th from 2:30-4:3pm at St. John Vianney Parrish Hall.
 
Cost: Please bring 2 cans of food to donate to the food pantry and $1 for snacks.
*Leaders or parents will need to order patches for each of their Scouts upon completion of the requirements.
 
RSVP to Adrienne Yap, RDH.
 
 
Upcoming deadlines & registration openings
 
Friday, 7/11 through Sunday 7/13:
Girl Scouts of Hawai`i STEM Camp, Camp Paumalu
4pm (Friday) to 11:30 (Sunday)
 
Spaces are going FAST! Register TODAY!
 
 
Come Join Us for an AMAZING experience at camp with a STEM twist!
 
We will have activity stations hosted by STEM professionals, various activities such hiking, water conservation, engineering activities, and other STEM related adventures.  Both Troops and Juliettes (Daughters and Adults) are welcome.
 
OVERNIGHT PROGRAM FEES:
Girls: $80
Adults: $40
 
DAY ONLY (DAISIES):
Girls: $30
Adults: $20
 
*NO REFUNDS FOR THIS EVENT
 
Wednesday, 7/16
Gold Award Workshop
Cancelled
 
Workshop scheduled for July 16, 2014, is postponed.  New date and time to be announced.  For questions, please contact Reyna Kaneko.
 
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.
 
 
 

Online Shop Promotions

Now until June 26, 2014 while supplies last

 Plush item from selection below must be added to cart and Coupon Code, PLUSHGWP, must be entered in shopping cart or at check out at time of placing your order. Offer not valid on prior orders and is for in-stock merchandise only.  One free plush item per order and one coupon code per order can be used. 

 



 

Now until June 30, 2014






 Semi Annual Sale and Clearance
From 6/27 through 7/21
Temporary reductions on select full price items and clearance items.

 
 
 
Recent programs and events
 
Troop 188 recently returned from their Alaska adventure! They raised money this year to take a cruise from Vancouver to Anchorage! They stayed in a Hostel in Vancouver, then boarded the Radiance of the Sea cruise ship and started their Alaska journey. They saw glaciers, panned for gold, hiked the Tongass National forest, learned about the animals of the area, about totem poles, local culture, and about the Iditarod dog sled race. This was a great Girl Scout adventure!
 
 





 
 
 
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
 
 

Saturday, June 14, 2014


What’s up this week
 
Saturday, 6/14
TODAY! DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR VOLUNTEER MIXER
 
If you are a Troop 01 Leader, 02 Leader, Troop/Service Unit Treasurer, Troop/Service Unit Secretary, Troop/Service Unit Cookie Manager, Service Unit Manager, Service Unit/Council Trainer, or Service Unit Leader, please join us at our 2014 Volunteer Mixer on Saturday, 21 at the Ala Moana Hotel from 10:00am-1:00pm.  To register, please click here.  If you are having problems with the registration link or have questions, please contact Janelle Harkness.
 
Sunday, 6/15
Last day of Early Bird Registration! 
 
Register for an Early Bird Patch!  See below for more information.  If you have technical difficulties trying to register over the weekend, please call the help desk at 808-380-6665 and leave a message.  We will return your phone call on Monday and you will still be eligible for Early Bird.
 
Sunday, 6/15
Troop Finance Reports Deadline
 
Troop Finance Reports are due.  All troops are required to submit a troop finance report each year to Council.  If you are a Troop Leader and have not submitted your report click here for the form.  When completed, please email your report to Janelle Harkness.
 
Sunday, 6/15
Last chance to take the Cookies 2015 Rewards Survey
 
Your opinion counts!  Please take a few minutes to complete the Cookie Rewards survey and let us know what you think about the 2015 Cookie Rewards!  The Cookie survey will be available until June 15.  To complete the survey, click here.
 
 
Monday, 6/15-Friday, 6/21
Last week to take advantage of over 75% off GSUSA merchandise!
 
The Girl Scouts of Hawai`i Shop officially closed our doors on May 23. Although the Shop has closed, we will open our Dollarama Room beginning June 9 until June 21 upstairs at our Council office.  Take advantage of deep discounts on select Girl Scout merchandise as well as an assortment of craft items!
 
Dollarama Hours:
June 9-13:  10:00am-4:00pm
June 16-20:  10:00am-4:00pm
June 21:  Special opening following the Volunteer Mixer Event 1:00-2:00
Visit our online shop 24/7 and enjoy a large assortment of regular and clearance priced items!
MAHALO FOR YOUR PATRONAGE!!
 
2014 Cookie Program Survey
Your Opinion Counts!  We would like to hear from you regarding your experience this Cookie Season.  Please take a few minutes to complete this survey.  Click here.
 
 
Upcoming deadlines & registration openings
 
Friday, 7/11 through Sunday 7/13:
Girl Scouts of Hawai`i STEM Camp, Camp Paumalu
4pm (Friday) to 11:30 (Sunday)
 
Spaces are going FAST! Register TODAY!
 
 
Come Join Us for an AMAZING experience at camp with a STEM twist!
 
We will have activity stations hosted by STEM professionals, various activities such hiking, water conservation, engineering activities, and other STEM related adventures.  Both Troops and Juliettes (Daughters and Moms) are welcome.
 
OVERNIGHT PROGRAM FEES:
Girls: $80
Adults: $40
 
DAY ONLY (DAISIES):
Girls: $30
Adults: $20
 
*NO REFUNDS FOR THIS EVENT
 
Saturday, 6/28
1st Aid Class hosted by Honolulu West Service Unit
Nuuanu Elementary School
3:00 pm to 6:30pm
 
Only a few seats left.  To register, please email Clinton Wong.
 
Wednesday, 7/16
Gold Award Workshop
Cancelled
 
Workshop scheduled for July 16, 2014, is postponed.  New date and time to be announced.  For questions, please contact Reyna Kaneko.
 
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
 
Troop 443 Bronze Project
 
 
For their Bronze project, Nu'uanu Elementary Girl Scout Troop 443 toured the Next Step Homeless Shelter, a converted warehouse in Kakaako and found that among the many needed items, the shelter really needed games for the shelter kids.
 
The Troop decided to provide playground games.  They painted “Four-Square” game on the asphalt and donated a free standing basketball hoop and basketballs for the back lot of the shelter. They also donated Four-Square game balls. 
 
The Scouts did an awesome job of cleaning & sweeping the area, measuring out the outline using a snap line and masking tape and painting the Four-Square game and stenciled numbers, while a couple of their dads helped assemble the basketball hoop.
 
At the end of the day, the happy shelter kids came out to play!
 





 
 
 
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
 
 
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 15th 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?
 Please call the help desk at 808-380-6665.