6:00 p.m. at the Girl Scouts of Hawai`i Council Office. Webinar available for those who are unable to attend. Please email Janelle Harkness if you would like to attend in person or via the webinar at firstname.lastname@example.org
Calendar of Events › Ambassadors
November 19, 2014
November 15, 2014
An opportunity for new, soon-to-be new, and not-so-new drivers to learn basic auto safety techniques and explore possible career opportunities in the automotive industry. This is a Mother and Daughter event (although girls are welcome to attend without their mothers) for Cadettes and older. Topics covered in this program will accomplish 2 steps toward the Senior Car Care Badge. Attendees will receive goodies including a GSUSA patch.
Identify major parts under the hood – what fluids go where; why they’re important; dos and not to dos under the hood. Tire safety – why it’s important; choosing the correct tire; checking tire pressure; what’s the right tire pressure for your car. Dashboard gauges and dials – what do all these things mean anyway?
Basic car care techniques – keeping your vehicle safe and on the road. Roadside safety – what should you carry. What to do if you break down; to pull over or not to pull over when you’re pulled over. Jump starting your car without blowing yourself or the engine up; Simple do it yourself fixes. Being a savvy consumer – how not to get ripped off at the repair shop. Automotive careers – girls can do it too!
November 11, 2014
STEM Fest 2014 will be a diverse exploration of careers with Female STEM Professionals.
Last year at STEM Fest we explored bridge design, learned about the geology of the Hawaiian Islands, practiced our suturing technique, read x-rays, finger printed ourselves, dug for utilities, navigated the skies of Oahu, created canapés with a chef, took vital signs of a patient, learned about creating energy from trash, and touched a real human brain!
This year is GUARNTEED to be EVEN BETTER!!
Come join us for a morning of fun and exploration.
Please register at 8:30 and the program will begin at 9:00.
Please bring a School Supply to donate.
Drop off activity ONLY. No Leader or Parent Participation. GIRL ONLY EVENT
August 15, 2014
Train and become a JT leader! Attend this leadership workshop for older PCCS PAs to help plan, organize and lead the upcoming PCCS Training Camp during the Labor Day weekend and beyond.
Open to Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts (must be a sophomore or older)
Must have already submitted a current JT application (JTApplication2014) and received an approval from Mongoose.
1. ALL PCCS girls must be registered members of the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) for the 2013-2014 membership year AND commit to registering for the 2014-2015 membership year.
2. Complete and submit a Girl Health Information for Council Programs for the 2014-2015 membership year. This is an annual form that must be updated and submitted each membership year. Form must be received by Monday, August 11th by 5:00 p.m.
3. To become a JT, you must attend:
a) The At-Camp JT training at Camp Paumalu, on August 15-16, 2014.
b) The In-Town JT Training on August 18, 2014.
4. As a trained JT you must attend the In-Town and At-Camp PCCS Older Girl and Adult 2014 Trainings:
a.) In-Town PCCS Training on Saturday, August 23, 2014
b.) At-Camp PCCS Training on Friday, August 29 – Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Camp Paumalu
5. Receive a special JT pin recognition and a years of service rocker.
August 2, 2014
Program Aide 1 (PA): Core Training 1
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 older, who are interested in working with Troops/groups at events and day camps are invited to participate in this beginner’s level Program Aide training.
1) Each girl is required to submit a completed Girl Health Information for Council Programs form at check-in. Do not use the Girl Health History form.
2) All participants should bring a bottle with water. Snacks will be provided.
July 26, 2014
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.
Adult volunteer pre-requisite is completing “Group Travel Training” online and successfully completing the online examination.
Girl pre-requisite is competing “PA 1″ Training. This is a “PA 2″ training.
The fees cover all training materials, “Outdoor Education in Girl Scouts” and snacks. BYO Lunch.
January 22, 2014
What is a Girl Advocate?
Each year, up to four girls will be chosen to serve as Girl Advocates (GA’s) on Girl Scouts of Hawai`i’s Board of Directors. As GA’s, they are expected to represent and be a voice for their peers through attendance in board meetings, active participation in board discussions, and various presentations to board members. This opportunity is currently in its pilot phase and is therefore only open to girls on Oahu. Please check back next year for possible neighbor island opportunities. Apply to be a Girl Advocate (link).
What you’ll get
Throughout their one-year term, GA’s can expect to sharpen their business acumen while developing leadership skills through the three keys (Discover, Connect, Take Action) as part of this unique opportunity. They can also utilize their experience as a GA in working toward their Silver and/or Gold Torch Award as well as a few other badges on their own time.
- Realize your personal strengths and use them to make unique contributions to teamwork.
- Meet various influential leaders in the community.
- Discover that you can have a voice in the decision-making process of an organization.
- Learn first-hand the inner workings of running a business.
- Learn to intentionally use your personal strengths to complement the strengths of others and make a team function well.
- Build relationships with a board member and experienced Girl Advocates who will serve as your guides.
- Reflect on your experience to help introduce and orient new Girl Advocates to the board.
- Actively use your personal strengths in tandem with those of others to effectively lead.
- Realize your ability to directly influence the direction of Girl Scouts of Hawai`i.
- Use your voice as you play an integral role in selecting the next candidates to serve as Girl Advocates.
Requirements and expectations
Though each GA is required to serve only one, one-year term, application is open to returning GA’s. Returning GA’s have the opportunity to guide new Girl Advocates and gain a deeper understanding of their role on the board. At a minimum, girls applying to be Girl Advocates must meet the following criteria:
- Is a current Girl Scout and has been a Girl Scout for at least five consecutive years.
- Is in ninth, tenth or eleventh grade (returning GA’s can be in twelfth grade) and had a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last school year.
- Has received, is in the process of or intends to pursue her Gold Award.
- Is able to commit to attend a certain amount of board meetings and events as outlined on the application.
The selection process
The selection process runs from February through April. Below is a timeline to give you a better idea of what you’ll need to do to make time to apply. Please note that this schedule is tentative and may change.
- January: Applications open. Apply to be a Girl Advocate (link).
- February: Applications due by Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at 5:00 p.m.
- March: Applications reviewed by Selection Committee.
- Late March-Early April: Girls notified if they are nominated to be a Girl Advocate. If not, girls are encouraged to use the feedback provided to re-apply the following year.
- April: Nominated GA’s are up for election at the Annual Meeting.
The ideal candidate
The ideal candidate is passionate about Girl Scouts because it has made a difference in her life in some way. She can identify how Girl Scouts makes a difference in the lives of girls, is confident in her beliefs and abilities, and can articulate her thoughts while remaining eager to learn from both her peers and other board members. She is also actively involved in various aspects and programs of Girl Scouts and has a desire to give back to her community to make the world a better place.
How do I apply?
1. Read the Girl Advocate Information Sheet.
2. Download the School Agreement Form. After completing the information on the form (either write legibly in blue or black ink or type in the information and then print it), get it signed by the appropriate representative from your school. Once it is signed, scan the form to your computer. You are responsible for determining who the appropriate representative is. Please read the form for details.
3. Compile your report card(s) from the last school year. Scan these documents to your computer. We ask that all applicants have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last school year. If you do not meet this requirement, there will be a section on the application where you can explain your reasons for not meeting this requirement.
4. Email your completed School Agreement Form and appropriate report card(s) in a single email to email@example.com before submitting your application. Please note that if you do not email both documents in one email and/or before submitting your application form, the applicant will not be considered. For this reason, please read all instructions carefully before submitting anything.
5. Read through the Girl Advocate Application Form (online), including all instructions. If you have already completed steps 1-4, you may begin your application. Please note that we will only accept one application per applicant. For this reason, please read all instructions carefully before submitting anything.
6. Submit your application by Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at 5:00 p.m.
You will be contacted regarding the status of your application after the deadline. Should you have any questions, please contact Ariana via email or phone (808-675-5536). Thank you for your application!
Forms and other important documents:
January 11, 2014
We are at capacity for the PCCS Troop Camp (Cadette and Older). Please check our calendar for other camping events coming up!
Do you love making use of resources found in nature? Do you want to make your own first aid kit? Do you want to learn first aid and life support strategies while hiking, camping and swimming? We invite all Cadette, Senior & Ambassador-level Girl Scouts to put their outdoor know-how to the test at our First Aid-themed weekend camp! In a lush, secluded setting, spend the day on Saturday learning basic first aid for indoor and outdoor situations. On Sunday, put your skills to use in a practice outdoor first aid scenario at GHS’s own Camp Paumalu.
November 13, 2013
GIRL SCOUTS: Sign up to help out at the dinner using the links provided below!
Donor Drawing Girls:
Click here to register your troop.
Click here to register as an individual.
Silent Auction Runners:
Click here to register your troop.
Click here to register as an individual.
The 2013 Woman of Distinction Honorees:
The 2013 Woman of Distinction honorees are, from left to right, Dr. Elizabeth Ignacio, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, Imua Orthopedics; Sheryl Seaman, Vice Chairman, Group 70 International; and Jan Sullivan; Chief Operating Officer, Oceanit.
To sponsor a table for the 2013 Woman of Distinction Dinner, please click here.
The theme of our 2013 Woman of Distinction Dinner is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). In today’s world, STEM is everywhere; almost every task and activity that we do requires some manifestation of science, technology, engineering or math. A 2012 study found that about half of all girls feel that STEM is not a typical career path for girls. Though girls are overwhelmingly interested in STEM, 57% of them feel that if they pursued a STEM career, they would have to work harder than a man just to be taken seriously.
Our 2013 Woman of Distinction honorees have broken the gender barrier, showing that it is possible for women to pursue STEM careers–and to pursue it successfully. This year we honor three women who excel not only in their careers, but also as community leaders who inspire their colleagues and our next generation of female leaders.
October 3, 2013
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 20, 2012 by 5:00 p.m.
For many years the Girl Scouts of Hawai`i have participated in the Maui County Fair by running the Lost Keiki Booth. This service is a wonderful leadership opportunity for girls as they learn how to take measures to prevent children from getting lost, and what to do in the event that children are separated from their parent(s)/adult(s). Must be Junior Level or above to register.
Each of the links below denotes sign up for separate time shifts. Please sign up accordingly by clicking on the appropriate time below.
*For more information on the 2013 Maui Fair, visit their website.
The Lost Keiki Booth is located near the Kanaloa Street entrance.
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Registration Deadline: Friday, September 20, 2012 by 5:00 p.m.
1. Girl Scouts must wear Girl Scout uniform or Girl Scout t-shirt.
2. Closed-toe shoes are required for all participants! No slippers allowed!
3. You must complete the Girl Health History Form for Council Programs and submit to the Maui GS office. The form can be found on our website in the “for Volunteers” section.
September 7, 2013
You don’t want to miss this Program Aide 1 Training! Strengthen your leadership skills and learn how you can share your expertise and knowledge of Girl Scouting with others by becoming a Program Aide. Older girls who are interested in working with troops/groups at events and day camps are invited to participate in this beginner’s level Program Aide training.
Cadettes (who have completed the 6th grade), Seniors & Ambassadors are eligible to register.
*For more information, contact Maui membership coordinator Tauna Neerings at 808.675.5527 or firstname.lastname@example.org.