Calendar of Events

March 5, 2015

BLING your Booth!

Make sure your booth is blinged out and ready to sell some cookies! Don’t miss out on our Bling your Booth Facebook competition!

Date: March 5, 2015

February 27, 2015

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

Start: February 27, 2015
End: March 1, 2015

Goal Getter Reward #4

For every 24 boxes a girl sells during Pre-sale, her name will be entered into a drawing for a great prize! Fax order form into Council at 808-691-9340 or scan to elstone@girlscouts-Hawaii.org by Friday, 2/27 for a chance to win!

Date: February 27, 2015

February 26, 2015

Oahu/Kauai/Maui/Hilo Cookie Pick Up

Date: February 26, 2015

February 25, 2015

Kona Cookie Pick Up

Date: February 25, 2015

February 24, 2015

Girl Advocate Applications Open!

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. 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.

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  • 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.

Connections Connect

  • 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.

Discussion Take Action

  • 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.

  • February: Applications open. Apply to be a Girl Advocate (link).
  • March: Applications due by Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 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.

 

Apply to be a Girl Advocate

How do I apply?

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Email your completed School Agreement Form and appropriate report card(s) in a single email to jegire@girlscouts-hawaii.org 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.

4. 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.

5. Submit your application by Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 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 Jenn Gire via email or phone (808-675-5535). Thank you for your application!

 


Forms and other important documents:

School Agreement Form
Girl Advocate Application Form (online)

Start: February 24, 2015
End: March 10, 2015

February 20, 2015

Goal Getter Reward #3

For every 24 boxes a girl sells during Pre-sale, her name will be entered into a drawing for a great prize! Fax order form into Council at 808-691-9340 or scan to elstone@girlscouts-Hawaii.org by Friday, 2/20 for a chance to win!

Date: February 20, 2015

February 18, 2015

Gold Award Workshop

The Girl Scouts’ Gold Award is the highest honor that a Girl Scout can achieve. Embarking on this leadership journey enables a girl to discover their vast capabilities, connect with an identified need or issue in the community, and take action to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of people and the world. This workshop will introduce girls to writing a Gold Award proposal.  Girls can attend in person at the Girl Scout Office or call in via webinar.

More information about the Gold Award can be found here.

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Start: February 18, 2015 6:00 pm
End: February 18, 2015 7:00 pm
Venue: GSH Headquarters

February 16, 2015

Great Aloha Run Clean-Up

Service project for troops at Aloha Stadium.  Clean up after the race.  11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Start: February 16, 2015 11:00 am
End: February 16, 2015 1:30 pm
Venue: Aloha Stadium in front of the Volcano structure located at the Ticket Office.
Cost: $0

February 14, 2015

Night in Chinatown – Chinese New Year Parade

New parade Rules — each group MUST have a Chinese or Lunar New Year theme, Carry something related to the Chinese Festival.  NO just walking in the parade.  In the past, troops had girls make cookie posters, a dragon out of cookie boxes, wave Chinese good fortune banners and papers, and carry lanterns.

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Must follow all Safety Activity Checkpoints.

WHERE:  Begins on Hotel Street at the State Capitol and proceeds to Maunakea Street at ends at River Street.

WHY:  Girls Scouts will have the opportunity to advertise the organization (and upcoming cookie sales—some cookie costumes will be available to wear for the parade).

ATTIRE:  Girl Scouts must be in full GS uniform [white top; khaki skirt, skort, or pants; vest or sash; and covered (close-toe) shoes].  If anyone is interested in wearing a cookie costume, please let us know when you register.  (Note:  There are a limited number of costumes available.)

For the younger girls – daisy, brownie, and juniors — they do not have to wear “white” T-shirt — any GSUSA or GSH T-shirt should be OK…the main goal is for the girls to wear their vest, sash, tunic and NOT show any “skin” as some of the older girls do…COVERED Toe Shoes is a MUST.

This parade is expected to get national coverage.  It’s only a 15 – 20 minute walk, but because of the number of participants, the event is scheduled to last longer than 2.5 hours. Honolulu Police Department controls the stop and go of traffic per the entire cross streets.

Start: February 14, 2015 3:00 pm
End: February 14, 2015 6:30 pm
Venue: Night in Chinatown
Phone: 808-924-6896
Cost: $3.25

Junior Aviation

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Get ready for a day of Aviation! You will start with the fundamentals of flight, and after your preflight briefing, will learn how to fly aircraft using simulators. Be sure to have a big breakfast, as there will be no break for lunch.

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Start: February 14, 2015 8:45 am
End: February 14, 2015 1:30 pm

PCCS Brownie Troop Camp

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In the lush, secluded setting of Camp Paumalu girls will spend their days learning basic outdoor skills, hiking, crafting, swimming, and making friends that will last a lifetime–all while building Courage, Confidence and Character!

Event open to:
Brownie Girl Scouts and adult chaperones. All girls must be accompanied by at least one adult chaperone.

To insure the greatest number of girls can attend the camp, please limit the number of adult chaperones to:
- 1 – 2 adults per 10 girls
- 2 or more per 11 or more girls

Camp Date:
Saturday, February 14, 2015 through Sunday,February 15, 2015

 

Special Notes:  Deadline to register is extended to 11:59 p.m. on February 4, 2015.

A Health Information for Council Programs form must be completed for every attendee and submitted to GSH by Thursday, February 5, 2015 by 5:00 p.m. HST.  Do NOT submit the Girl or Adult (Troop) Health History forms.

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Start: February 14, 2015 8:00 am
End: February 15, 2015 11:00 am
Venue: Camp Paumalu
Cost: 50.00

February 13, 2015

Goal Getter Reward #2

For every 24 boxes a girl sells during Pre-sale, her name will be entered into a drawing for a great prize! Fax order form into Council at 808-691-9340 or scan to elstone@girlscouts-Hawaii.org by Friday, 2/13 for a chance to win!

Date: February 13, 2015

February 6, 2015

Goal Getter Reward #1

For every 24 boxes a girl sells during Pre-sale, her name will be entered into a drawing for a great prize! Fax order form into Council at 808-691-9340 or scan to elstone@girlscouts-Hawaii.org by Friday, 2/6 for a chance to win!

Date: February 6, 2015

February 5, 2015

eBudde Webinar Training #3

Register here: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/384234334

Start: February 5, 2015 6:00 pm
End: February 5, 2015 7:00 pm
 
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