Saturday, August 30, 2014

August 30 - Septmeber 5, 2014



I Can’t Wait To…..

Saturday, 8/30
Gus Webling Elementary  or 99-370 Paihi Street, Aiea, 96701

Sunday, 8/31
Kaneohe Service Unit Recruitment, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Windward Mall, Centercourt Stage Area; Contact:  Ailyn Lum

Sunday, 9/7
Honolulu West Recruitment, Maemae Elementary School 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Contact Lawrence Acgaoili.

Recruitment Ideas: From Marcia Goldman-Manker of Hawai'i Island "I’m always baffled by what to give people that won’t end up in the trash.  I reworked the ICWT word search postcard with info for this island (and a place to complete troop specific info) and thought it may be something you might be able to use.  I printed it on card stock so it will stand out from all the other handouts that parents take away from these events." 





Upcoming Events

Sunday, 9/13
2 Booths at the Day4Kids Carnival hosted by the Girls & Boys Club at Washington Middle School
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Help Protect the Ocean
Hannah from Troop 377 will be hosting a booth for her Gold Award about Hawai'i's oceans and how to protect them. Posters, games, prizes and more.

Walk Away and Don’t Ever Look Back
Joy from Troop 377 will be hosting a booth for her Gold Award about the dangers of predators who blend in with the rest. Learn how to avoid or get out of situations quickly. Prizes, games, souvenirs, activities and a flash mob!

Camp Kokokahi Fair; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Kokokahi YWCA
Looking for talented girl scouts who would like to do a service project by face painting. 

Saturday, 10/11

Cardboard Challenge at Kokokahi YWCA from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. for some creative and inspired FUN!! Click here to watch the story of Caine’s Arcade, and get inspired! Bring your completed project ready to play; you can build it with your troop or on your own. So, start collecting cardboard, draw up some plans, and don’t forget the tape! The possibilities are endless: arcade games, robots, costumes, sizes, shapes, paint, colorful tape…Unleash your creativity!
Made with cardboard!
Event open to registered members only. Fee applies. REGISTRATION COMING SOON!
              
Pacific Aviation offers Cadette Aviation Program
A chance to learn about aviation, weather, and the history of flight through our merit badge programs, historic tours, and special interest events. Scouts participate in hands-on activities that apply math, social studies, and science skills in exciting ways.





Meet Girl Scout Sisters

Senior and Ambassador Troops
Girl Scout in troop 40292 from Oregon is planning a trip to Hawaii in summer of 2016, and hopes to meet girl scouts from Hawaii from Senior and Ambassador Troops. They want to learn the culture and conduct a community service project (STEM).  Please contact Camille.

Cadette Troop
Cadette Troop 20634 from Benicia, California is planning a trip to Waikiki area the second week of June in 2015. They would love to get together with another Cadette troop bridging to Seniors next year.  They would like to meet socially and do a service project together.  Please set up a pen pal type of communication.  Please contact Kasey Flores

Upcoming deadlines & registration openings

Sunday, 9/14:
Hui Hookela Service Unit Ice Cream Social (9/5)
Kickoff to Girl Scouting for all age levels at St John Vianney, Kailua- 920 Keolu Dr. Parish Hall
Cost~ $5 for ice cream & swap making crafts & 1 can of food to donate to the food pantry. Email Hui Hookela

Saturday, 10/24 – Sunday, 10/26
Breathe Journey registration on 9/1. Cadette girls will spend a weekend at Camp Paumalu earning both their Cadette Breathe Journey and the Wonders of Waters Lia award working with Brownies. Individual girls or troops may register for this camp. Both the Breathe Book ($7) and Breathe Award Patch Set ($5) Lia WOW Patch ($2.50) may be optionally purchased at time of registration.  No Refund.

I Can’t Wait to Be an Animal Hero - Know a youth who loves animals? Register them for the Animal Hero Service Learning Training Class and turn their passion into school credit! Tuition is $25.

First look: shop sales & promos


Back to Troop! Get ready for a busy and exciting Back to Troop season! Take advantage of the specials happening now at our online store that’s available 24/7. Grab a Girl Starter Kit and what you need for the upcoming year. Use the Buy More, Save More promotion with code BTT2014 now through 9/30/14. Girl Scout Shop and check out the Catalog.

Girlscoutshop.com will offer retail customers free standard shipping with merchandise purchases of $99.00 or more (previously $50.00 or more) from Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 through Tuesday September 2nd, 2014.  Customers will be charged the additional cost for expedited and international delivery fees.  No coupon code is needed.

We want to make this a great Labor Day.  This offer will be combinable with the current Back to Troop- Save up to $15.00 promotion.  Though still excluded from the Back to Troop- Save up to $15.00 promotion, Mattel Barbie Dolls, council own, gift certificate, collectible coin, and downloadable items are eligible for free standard shipping, provided the order total is $99.00 or greater, prior to sales tax and/or shipping charges. 

Digital Cookie:  We are SO excited about Digital Cookie and can’t wait for all of us to experience it this cookie season. As we prepare you to use Digital Cookie in your upcoming cookie sale, please remember this is the most important Girl Scout Cookie news in the past several decades.  Since all councils and GSUSA are working as a team to share this news with the media on December 1, we ask that you please keep this information confidential and not share it with folks outside of the organization until December 1, 2014. This means you should also refrain from posting about Digital Cookie on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms until December 1, 2014. Thanks for your cooperation, this is going to be a fabulous cookie season!

After School Hours Advisors

The Girl Scouts of Hawai`i is looking for After School Hours Program Advisors on the Windward and Waianae Coasts of Oahu and the Lihue and Kapaa areas of Kauai.
The ASHP Advisor is a part-time position (10-15 hours/week) that is responsible for leading and facilitating the execution of the Girl Scout Leadership Program in an after school setting. The program operates in a school setting once a week for at least one hour. Additional meetings per week may be added, depending on the number of participants who register. Advisors are employed by Girl Scouts of Hawai`i and are compensated for preparing, leading, and concluding program activities. In addition, the advisor will conduct evaluations of the program activities. The Advisor is expected to be available at the school location and ASHP site at least 15 minutes prior to the conclusion of the regular school day, as the program begins immediately thereafter. Go to Girls Scouts of Hawaii employment page for more details.

Scholarship for Women

Soroptimist International of the Americas is offering a wonderful opportunity to provide cash awards to women who are seeking to overcome adversity in their lives by pursuing a higher education. The money awarded can be used toward expenses related to their educational goals, such as the cost of tuition, books, childcare, or transportation. Through the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards, $1.6 million is awarded each year.  Applications are due by November 15th. Be sure to include on the application the name of the POC for the Soroptimist International of Honolulu club listed below. Julie is also who you would submit your applications to:
Julie Arigo (808) 295-6536
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Support Girl Scouts of Hawaii


AmazonSmile Where can you shop for things you want and at the same time support the Girl Scouts of Hawai`i? AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. There is no cost to charitable organizations or to AmazonSmile customers. Find out more at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/99-0073488


 Do you have a Safeway Club card? Check out eScrip. eScrip has created a system that rewards customer loyalty by contributing a percentage of purchases made by participating families to qualified non-profit organizations. Parents, friends and families are encouraged to register their grocery club cards and existing credit/debit cards as supporters.A percentage of all purchases made at eScrip merchants will be given back to the designated organization. Participating merchants contribute each time your families make a purchase using their registered cards. There are no receipts to collect, no vouchers or certificates to buy, no hassles for you and every purchase counts! Learn more about it at www.escrip.com

Watch the short video and then click the link at the end of the video to register.  One minute of your time can mean hundreds of dollars to us! http://www.screencast.com/t/am5SFmg4ZsB 



Foodland’s Annual Give Aloha Campaign.  During the month of September, please support the Girl Scouts of Hawai’i by making a donation when you shop at Foodland, Sack N Save and Foodland Farms.  Just use your Maikai card at checkout and tell the cashier you would like to make a donation to the Girl Scouts of Hawai`i --- Organization Code 77181.  Foodland and Western Union Foundation will graciously match a portion of the donations! For more details, go to Give Aloha Campaign. 


Invest In Girls. Change the World.
Girl Scouts of Hawai`i reaches girls from kindergarten through high school and equips them with 21st century experiences and skills in a fun, safe and supportive environment. Together with your support, we are committed to making sure that the life enriching experiences of Girl Scouting is made available to all the girls in Hawai`i. Please support us in our commitment to make Girl Scouting available to all the girls in our Aloha state. Donate Now.   Check out the video on the WOW program.

Aloha United Way Campaign

GSH designation code: 96170.  Does your workplace participate in the Aloha United Way campaign? You can support the work of GSH throughout the entire year by making a pledge using payroll deduction. Just designate how much you want deducted from each pay period and the funds will be automatically collected for disbursement to GSH. Supporting GSH can’t get simpler than that! Council and cookies @ the Aloha United Way Kickoff.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

August 23, 2014



Become a future leader be a Girl Scout

Saturday, 8/23

Kokohead Recruitment, Koko Marina Courtyard,  9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Contact Renee Allison

Rainbow Unit Recruitment, Town Center of Mililani, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Back to School Bash: dancing, magic, robotics and more. Contact Cassandra Pang











Sunday, 8/24

Honolulu West Recruitment, Maemae Elementary School, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Hui Hookela Unit Recruitment, St. John Vianey, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Contact Adrienne Yap

Monday, 8/25

HOPS (Hickam, Ohana, Pearl Harbor) Service Unit Recruitment, Nimitz Elementary School
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Trunk Show from GS Shop. Contact Leslie Dawson

Wednesday, 8/27

Kokohead Recruitment, Holy Nativity School, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Contact Renee Allison


Friday, 8/29

Hawaii Island Recruitment, Honoka’a Elementary School, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, 8/31
Kaneohe Service Unit Recruitment, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Windward Mall, Centercourt Stage Area; Contact:  Ailyn Lum

Upcoming Events

Saturday, 9/13

2 Booths at the Day4Kids Carnival hosted by the Girls & Boys Club at Washington Middle School
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Help Protect the Ocean
Hannah from Troop 377 will be hosting a booth for her Gold Award about Hawai'i's oceans and how to protect them. Posters, games, prizes and more.

Walk Away and Don’t Ever Look Back
Joy from Troop 377 will be hosting a booth for her Gold Award about the dangers of predators who blend in with the rest. Learn how to avoid or get out of situations quickly. Prizes, games, souvenirs, activities and a flash mob!

Saturday, 9/13
 

Kokokahi YWCA, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Looking for talented girl scouts who would like to do a service project by face painting. 

Saturday, 10/11
Cardboard Challenge at Kokokahi YWCA from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon for some creative and inspired FUN!! Click here to watch the story of Caine’s Arcade, and get inspired! Bring your completed project ready to play; you can build it with your troop or on your own. So, start collecting cardboard, draw up some plans, and don’t forget the tape! The possibilities are endless: arcade games, robots, costumes, sizes, shapes, paint, colorful tape…Unleash your creativity!
Event open to registered members only. Fee applies. REGISTRATION COMING SOON!


 
Meet Girl Scout Sisters from Oregon

Senior and Ambassador Troops
Girl Scout in troop 40292 from Oregon is planning a trip to Hawaii in summer of 2016, and hopes to meet girl scouts from Hawaii from Senior and Ambassador Troops. They want to learn the culture and conduct a community service project (STEM).  Please contact Camille.


Upcoming deadlines & registration openings


Girl Scout Registration
Have you registered ON TIME for Girl Scouts? The new membership year starts October first, only 38 days from today! The first 400 girls to register between August 27th and September 30th will receive an On Time patch!

If you need help registering or are experiencing any technical difficulties please call the help desk at 380-6665 or click here to submit an online help ticket.  You will receive a response within 24-48 business hours.


Healthy Lunchtime Challenge for Keiki
2014 Hawai`i Food and Wine Festival 's HMAA presents Keiki in the Kitchen
Honolulu Zoo, September 6, 2014
Deadline: August 10, 2014. JOIN THE CHALLENGE!  Submit your very own HEALTHY, ORIGINAL,
AFFORDABLE, DELICIOUS and MEANINGFUL recipe that features at least one LOCALLY-GROWN  INGREDIENT. The top three recipes will be selected and finalists will prepare their recipe live at the at the festival! For entry and more contest details,
click here.

Sunday, 9/14:
Hui Hookela Service Unit Ice Cream Social (9/5)

Kickoff to Girl Scouting for all age levels at St John Vianney, Kailua- 920 Keolu Dr. Parish Hall
Cost~ $5 for ice cream & swap making crafts & 1 can of food to donate to the food pantry. Email Hui Hookela



First look: shop sales & promos

Share your Story.  Calling all amazing Rock Star Girl Scouts! GSUSA is looking for great cookie stories to share nationally. GSUSA will pick a few top stories to highlight in national press surrounding NGSCW. An overview of each girl should be submitted, include: name, age level, location # of years as a Girl Scouts and details about your cookie sales, What makes your story so amazing and are you enrolled for the 2014/15 cookie season?
Send submissions to Elizabeth Stone by August 27. 
 


Congratulations to Teagan
 from Troop 632, Ewa No Ka Oi Service Unit!  She is the winner of the iPod Touch 350+ box drawing for the 2013-14 Cookie Season!  She sold 350 boxes of cookies.  Way to go Teagan!!







Back to Troop! Get ready for a busy and exciting Back to Troop season! Take advantage of the specials happening now at our online store that’s available 24/7. Grab a Girl Starter Kit and what you need for the upcoming year. Use the Buy More, Save More promotion with code BTT2014 now through 9/30/14. Girl Scout Shop and check out the Catalog.
Girlscoutshop.com will offer retail customers free standard shipping with merchandise purchases of $99.00 or more (previously $50.00 or more) from Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 through Tuesday September 2nd, 2014.  Customers will be charged the additional cost for expedited and international delivery fees.  No coupon code is needed.


Girlscoutshop.com has raised the free standard shipping threshold from $50.00 to $99.00.  This offer will be  combinable with the current Back to Troop- Save up to $15.00 promotion.  Excluded from the Back to Troop- Save up to $15.00 promotion, Mattel Barbie Dolls, council own, gift certificate, collectible coin, and downloadable items are eligible for free standard shipping, provided the order total is $99.00 or greater, prior to sales tax and/or shipping charges. 


Daisy 30th Anniversary Pin


 This Official 30th Anniversary Pin (#09037) of the Daisy Girl Scout age-level is shown in the Fall Fun Patch Brochure, as shared with you earlier today.  This official pin may be worn by girls and adults. It should be worn above the insignia tab, just like the 100th Anniversary Pin was worn.   


After School Hours Advisors

The Girl Scouts of Hawai`i is looking for After School Hours Program Advisors on the Windward and Waianae Coasts of Oahu and the Lihue and Kapaa areas of Kauai.
The ASHP Advisor is a part-time position (10-15 hours/week) that is responsible for leading and facilitating the execution of the Girl Scout Leadership Program in an after school setting. The program operates in a school setting once a week for at least one hour. Additional meetings per week may be added, depending on the number of participants who register. Advisors are employed by Girl Scouts of Hawai`i and are compensated for preparing, leading, and concluding program activities. In addition, the advisor will conduct evaluations of the program activities. The Advisor is expected to be available at the school location and ASHP site at least 15 minutes prior to the conclusion of the regular school day, as the program begins immediately thereafter. Go to Girls Scouts of Hawaii employment page for more details.