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February 22, 2014

Friendships Around the World (MAUI)

Each year on February 22, World Thinking Day, girls participate in activities and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries. 

Before the event:

Register your troop by Feb 7th (for patch) or Feb 14th (no patch).
• Choose a country (1st choice, 2nd choice)
• Registration fee: $5/girl, adult chaperones free
• Mail registration fee to

Girl Scout Troop 460
35 Ka Drive
Kula, HI 96790

Fees are non-refundable after Feb 7th.

Hands on a globe

On the day of the event, please bring these three things:
1. Your country’s display
2. Food from your country, including anything needed to serve your item
3. ONE of the following: a game, song, dance, or skit from your country.

You will be contacted approximately one week prior to the event for the above information about your country. If you have any questions, please call or text Kara at 283-2382 or e-mail kararx@hotmail.com.

Start: February 22, 2014 1:00 pm
End: February 22, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Kahului Community Center
Phone: 808-283-2382
Cost: $5

World Thinking Day

2014 World Thinking Day

Each year on February 22, World Thinking Day, girls participate in activities and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries. World Thinking Day is part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts Global Action Theme (GAT) based on the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which aim to improve the lives of the world’s poorest people. The theme for World Thinking Day 2014 is girls worldwide say education opens doors for all girls and boys.”

This theme is based on United Nation’s Millennium Development Goal 2, to achieve universal primary education, and is especially focused on making sure girls have access to education. Educating girls is one of the most powerful and effective ways to reduce global poverty.

See our Frequently Asked Questions below!

Did you know…?

  • 66 million girls are out of school globally (UNESCO). That’s even more girls than all the girls in Canada, Mexico and the United States combined!
  • There are 33 million fewer girls than boys in primary school. (Education First) That’s approximately the number of all school-age girls in the United States.
  • In some places, there are 90 students to one teacher. (Global Campaign for Education)
  • A child born to a literate mother is 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5. (UNESCO)
  • A girl with an extra year of education can earn 20% more as an adult. (The World Bank)
  • Girls with 8 years of education are 4 times less likely to be married as children. (National Academies Press)
  • 14 million girls under 18 will be married this year. That’s 38,000 girls today. (UNFPA)
  • Even though K-12 school is free in the United States, almost one in every seven US adults cannot read. (U.S. Department of Education, National Institute of Literacy)

World Thinking Day not only gives girls a chance to celebrate international friendships, but is also a reminder that Girl Scouts of the USA is part of a global community—one of nearly 150 countries with Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. WAGGGS selected the following countries of focus for World Thinking Day 2014 to represent the WAGGGS regions:Egypt (Arab Region), Benin (Africa), Bangladesh (Asia/Pacific), and Armenia (Europe).

The World Thinking Day award activities are designed to complement the Girl Scout leadership journeys and theGirl Scout Leadership Experience (PDF) with an enhanced global focus. A specific benefit of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience is girls advancing diversity in a multicultural world, which means that girls learn to think and act in a way that promotes an inclusive environment, respecting and valuing diverse backgrounds, viewpoints, and life experiences.

Before getting started please read our Statement of Trust (PDF).

The World Thinking Day Award for:

To order the 2014 World Thinking Day award, visit the Girl Scout Shop.

Read about the history of World Thinking Day.

Learn more about the Millennium Development Goals by participating in the Girls Scouts Global Action Award.

Source: GSUSA


FAQs
PLANNING FOR WORLD THINKING DAY?
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions to help you!

1. What is World Thinking Day, and when is it?
World Thinking Day is celebrated annually on February 22nd by all Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world by learning about their international sisters in various countries. Girl Guides and Girl Scouts have been celebrating World Thinking Day since 1926! Troops will select a country and do their research! Girls come dressed up in traditional clothing of their selected country, prepare dishes to share with others, or create swaps and play games to teach others about what they have learned. For 2014 the theme is achieving universal primary education. The messages for this theme are: “Every girl has the right to learning so she reaches her fullest potential” and ”Education opens doors for all girls and boys”. 

2. What forms do I need to complete if our troop is participating as part of our Service Unit?
We are working on revamping our forms so that you can complete them online. Until that takes place, please continue to use the “Day Trip Application form (hyperlink)”. One form is needed PER service unit, and can be emailed to Jenn Kondo no less than 2 weeks prior to the event.

3. Do we need to purchase additional insurance?
If you expect non-registered participants to be in attendance, it is best that you purchase Plan 2 insurance for $0.11 per person (Minimum payment of $5.00).  An approved Trip Application must accompany the request for additional insurance, and all insurance plans must be purchased for 100% of the attendees, covering both Girl Scouts and Non-Girl Scouts. Purchase your insurance online.

4. Can we just use the Uninsured Attendee Waiver in lieu of purchasing additional insurance?
We advise all troops to purchase the additional insurance if non-registered members will be attending or participating in an event. Uninsured attendees, including tagalongs, are NOT covered by any of the insurance plans. If you choose to not purchase insurance and prefer to collect the Uninsured Attendee Waiver, you must have a form completed for every non-registered participant (child and adults). In the hustle and bustle of coordinating an event, this may not be a feasible option.

5. Do we still need to bring Girl Health History forms and Parent Permission Slips?
Yes, absolutely. The leader-in-charge should always carry updated Girl Health History forms and parent permission slips with them on the day of the event. Don’t forget your emergency contact information cards as well.

6. What happens if the facility we are using requires a Certificate of Insurance (COI) from the Girl Scouts?
Please email Jenn Kondo with your request. Please include the following information and a Certificate of Insurance will be issued within 5 business days.

  • Date and Location of event
  • Agency and address that should appear on the COI
  • Is this for the use of the facility only, or will you need to be additionally insured?
  • Contact person and phone number should we have any questions.

7. Are patches available?
Yes, World Thinking Day patches will be available in mid to late January for $1.25 each.

To pre-order your patch, please call the Shop at 675-5507. 

Date: February 22, 2014

January 22, 2014

Gold Award Workshop – CLOSED

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Start: January 22, 2014 5:30 pm
End: January 22, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Girl Scouts of Hawai`i
Phone: 808-675-5520

January 11, 2014

MAUI Cookie Rally

Maui Cookie Rally Save the Date

Do you want to know how to be a top Cookie Seller? Come find out at the Maui Cookie Rally! Girls will learn how to set and achieve goals, utilize the power of marketing, and much more! Sign up today–spaces are limited!

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Start: January 11, 2014 9:00 am
End: January 11, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: LDS Church Gym
Phone: 808.675.5527
Cost: $7

December 14, 2013

True Blue Christmas Celebration

Reserve you space for the True Blue Christmas Celebration. (The event is password-protected. The password is “smurf2″.)

Join Troop #001 Cadette Girl Scouts for a Smurftastic Holiday celebration!

We’re having an evening filled with Christmas crafts, a Scrumptious Dinner and we’ll end the night watching the DVD premier of The New Smurfs 2 Movie!  Wait, that’s not all!  We’re also having a Candy Buffet Bar, Popcorn & not 1, but 2 Girl Scout patches!!  That’s right, attending Girl Scouts will receive (1) Movie Night patch and(1) Christmas Ornament Craft patch!  How Smurfy is that?!

Don’t delay, sign up today and reserve your seat for The Smurftastic True Blue Christmas Party! Seats are limited to the first 150 people and this event is only for registered Girl Scouts and their accompanying adults.

Cost includes all crafts, dinner, drinks, snacks and patches for the registered scouts.

Cost: Girl Scouts $10, Adults $12

Registration and payment deadline: December 7, 2013

Reserve you space for the True Blue Christmas Celebration. (The event is password-protected. The password is “smurf2″.)

Start: December 14, 2013 4:00 pm
End: December 14, 2013 8:00 pm
Venue: Kamehameha Elementary School (Cafeteria)
Cost: $10-$12

December 10, 2013

Highest Awards Training – MAUI

The Girl Scouts’ Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards are the highest honors that Girl Scouts can achieve. Embarking on any one of these leadership journeys enables girls to know themselves better and realize the vast capabilities they possess. Each of these journeys culminate in a take-action project that is designed and intended to make a positive impact and lasting difference in the community and world.

If you would like to learn more about what it takes to get started on your quest for Bronze, Sliver, or Gold, sign up to attend this training!

Deadline: December 6

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Start: December 10, 2013 6:00 pm
End: December 10, 2013 8:00 pm
Venue: Boy Scout Conference Room
Phone: 808.675.5527

December 7, 2013

Big Island Cookie Rally

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Check-in: begins at 10:00 a.m.

Notes:
1. Each participant must complete, print out, and bring a Council Health Form that will be collected at check-in. When you register you will be emailed a copy of the form that you can complete, print out, and bring to the rally.
2. Troops and families are welcome to bring a sack/picnic lunch.
3. The weather can be changeable. Dress in layers; be prepared for cool temperatures.
4. Bring sunscreen.(see registration form below for details and to sign up)

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Start: December 7, 2013 10:00 am
End: December 7, 2013 1:00 pm
Venue: Camp Kilohana, Saddle Road
Cost: $5

PCCS Dad & Me Camp

Thank you for your interest in the upcoming PCCS Dad & Me Camp on Dec. 7-8, 2013. The number of Dads and Daughters has surpassed our maximum number at camp capacity and the registration is closed. 

A Girl or Adult Health Information for Council Programs form must be completed and submitted for all girl participants and their Dads by Monday, 11/25. These forms found on our website, are “fillable” Word documents. To sign these documents, please type in your complete name on the applicable three signature lines. Attach the documents to an email and email them to miuno@girlscouts-hawaii.org.

Click here to access the form.

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Start: December 7, 2013 8:00 am
End: December 8, 2013 1:00 pm
Venue: Camp Paumalu
Phone: 808.675.5515
Cost: TBD

November 6, 2013

DEADLINE: Woman of Distinction volunteer sign-up

Today is the deadline to sign up to help volunteer at the Woman of Distinction Dinner! Sign up 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.

Gala Greeters:
Click here to register your troop.
Click here to register as an individual.

The 2013 Woman of Distinction Honorees:

good 2CROPPEDThe 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.

Event Details

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom
5:30 p.m.: Reception and Silent Auction
6:30 p.m.: Dinner and Program
For details on the dinner, please click here.

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.

Date: November 6, 2013

October 7, 2013

RECRUITMENT – Honolulu Manoa Neighborhood

Monday, October 7, 2013 Girl Scouts Information Session-Honolulu Manoa Neighborhood at Manoa Public Library (2716 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822), 6:30-7:30 p.m., free. An information and sample activity session for all interested volunteers and girls, whether they are returning or new. No commitment necessary. (pohai.wong@gmail.com)

Start: October 7, 2013 6:30 pm
End: October 7, 2013 7:30 pm
Venue: Unnamed Venue

October 3, 2013

MAUI-Maui Fair Parade

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The Maui Fair Parade signals the opening of the 91st Maui Fair!  This event brings the whole island together to celebrate and sets the festive mood for the Fair weekend.  Come join the Girl Scouts as we march in the parade.

Event open to: 
All registered Girl Scouts with accompanying adult chaperons.

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013

Check-in begins at 3:30 p.m. 

Time: 
4:00 p.m. – all participants must be in place
4:30 p.m. – parade starts promptly

Location:
Staging is on the grounds of UH Maui College campus. Walkers can be dropped off on Wahinepi`o Drive and walk through the campus to our assigned staging area.
Do NOT drop off walkers along Ka`ahumanu Avenue! This is not allowed! 

After the parade, walking units will disband at the Football Stadium.

**The exact location of our assigned staging area will be provided to the participants one week prior to the event.**

Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 19, 2012 by 5:00 p.m.

Notes:
1. Girls are encouraged to wear their Girl Scout uniform, matching troop ensembles or Girl Scout t-shirt.
2. Adults should wear a Girl Scout or green t-shirt or matching troop ensemble.
3. All participants must wear closed-toe shoes. No slippers will be allowed.
4. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen and bring a bottle of water.

Start: October 3, 2013 3:30 pm
End: October 3, 2013 6:00 pm
Venue: UH Maui College Campus
Phone: 808.675.5527
Cost: Free

September 30, 2013

VIDEO CONTEST

Join First Lady Michelle Obama and our very own Hawai`i-based volunteers Tiffany and Erica in sharing your great Girl Scout volunteer stories! During National Recruitment Week, we want to encourage more adults to volunteer for Girl Scouts here in Hawai`i. If you are a Girl Scout parent or volunteer, inspire others to join you in volunteering by sharing your story.

We released another very special video of Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng, President Barack Obama‘s sister, who is proud to be a Girl Scouts of Hawai`i volunteer. Watch her video for inspiration!

Send your recording to takaneshige@girlscouts-hawaii.org by Monday, October 7 at 5 p.m. and we’ll post it on our Facebook page. The video that receives the most “likes” in a 24-hour period will be highlighted on our GSH website!


Tips:
1. Wear your GS t-shirt and volunteer pin if you have one!
2. Share how volunteering for GS has impacted your life
3. Invite your Girl Scout to share how important having volunteers like you is to her
4. All videos should be family-friendly, and have fun!

By sending in your video, you agree that all persons in the video are Girl Scout members and thus permit Girl Scouts of Hawai`i to publicize your video on our website and other media outlets where appropriate. In order to ensure your privacy, please do not mention any last names or school names in your videos. Testimonial about Girl Scouting in Hawai`i specifically is a plus.

Please include your name, your troop name and level (Daisy, Brownie, etc.) in the email. Videos do not have to be professionally done! The following are acceptable movie formats: mov, mpeg4, avi, wmv, mpegps, flv, 3gpp, webm. For instructions on how to convert your video into one of these file formats, visit YouTube’s troubleshoot page.

   

Start: September 30, 2013
End: October 7, 2013
Venue: Girl Scouts of Hawai`i
Cost: Free

September 28, 2013

RECRUITMENT-Kaneohe Neighborhood

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Can’t wait to join all the fun activities and meet new friends in Girl Scouts? We can’t wait for you to join us!

This recruitment session is open to both existing and new/potential members, adults and girls. If you are an existing Girl Scout or volunteer, come check out what kinds of fun activities the Kane`ohe Service Unit* (your regional service unit) will have this year and invite a friend (or two!) to learn more about becoming a volunteer or joining as a girl.

If you are not yet a volunteer or Girl Scout, you are welcome to come along to check out what we do–no sign up required. Come join us!

When: Saturday, September 28, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Where: Windward Mall
Address: 46-56 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaneohe, HI 96744

Who: Girls and families (both existing Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts) living in the Kane`ohe neighborhood who are interested in learning more about the upcoming Girl Scout year or joining. 

*We have many service units all over the state. Please browse our calendar to find the area most convenient for you. If you are unable to find one, feel free to contact our Erica Becerrada, our Membership and Program administrator, at 808.675.5534 or erbecerrada@girlscouts-hawaii.org.

Start: September 28, 2013 10:00 am
End: September 28, 2013 2:00 pm
Venue: Windward Mall
Phone: 808.675.5515
Cost: Free

Native Stories: Stories of Creation (Gold Award)

Please join Girl Scout Catherine from Troop 377 as she pursues her Gold Award, “Native Stories: Stories of Creation.” A note from Catherine:

Aloha Kakou! Welina mai oukou i Pow Wow 2013!

Hello everyone! Welcome to Pow Wow 2013! My name is Catherine and I’m doing my Girl Scout Gold Award on Indigenous People’s stories of creation or any native stories. As a Native Hawaiian as well as a Native American, perpetuating these stories from our people is very important to me.

I invite you all to come and participate in this event by sharing stories, dances or songs, art, or using other multimedia at a booth at the Pow Wow at Kapa`a Beach Park to share your culture with the community attending this event. If you’re interested in participating and signing up, please email nativestories2013@gmail.com for more information!

Mahalo Nui Loa!
Catherine

Goal: To have native peoples share their stories of creation
Who: Anyone ages 14 (high school) and above
Dates: Saturday & Sunday, September 28 and 29, 2013
Times: 10:00am – 7:00pm Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm Sunday
Location: Kapa`a Beach Park, Kaua`i

Send inquiries to: Catherine at nativestories2013@gmail.com

Start: September 28, 2013 10:00 am
End: September 29, 2013 5:00 pm
Venue: Kapa`a Beach Park
Cost: Free

Support Gold Award Projects at the Day4Kids Carnival!

Day4Kids CarnivalPlease join Girl Scouts Erin, Ariel, Kaylie and Hannah as they pursue their Gold Award by hosting various booths at this weekend’s Day4Kids Carnival (hosted by the Boys & Girls Club). See below for more information on their projects:


Ariel: Shooting for the Stars
Travel to a black hole, make Oreo moon phases, create your own sundial, and more!

Erin: Basic Health Care Booth
Learn about CPR, nutrition, blood pressure, exercise and fitness and more!

Hannah: Help Protect the Ocean
Learn about Hawaii’s oceans and how to protect them with posters, games and more!

Kaylie: PAWS (Promote Anti-bullying Within Schools 365 days a year) by CARR (Compassion, Awareness, Respect and Responsibility towards animals)
Plus win a ticket to adopt a pet stuffed animal!

Start: September 28, 2013 9:00 am
End: September 28, 2013 1:00 pm
Venue: Washington Middle School
Cost: Free
 
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