Calendar of Events
February 17, 2014
February 15, 2014
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.
February 8, 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, and fire building are just a few of the skills adults and Program Aides will learn.
February 1, 2014
Ever wondered what it’s like behind the scenes of Girl Scouts of Hawai`i? Learn to be a Service Unit Trainer in this morning session hosted by one of our Service Unit Managers, Anne R. In this session you will learn how to train our Service Unit Managers and Troop Leaders. Sign up today—the teacher in you will be glad you did!
Email Erica to RSVP.
January 25, 2014
WHAT: Night in Chinatown (Chinese New Year) Parade, Honolulu
WHEN: Saturday, January 25, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS NOVEMBER 1 if you want to receive the patch.
*Leaders must carry the Girl Health History form. Girls and parents must be registered in the current Girl Scout year.
TO REGISTER: E-mail Troop Number and the number of participants to Clinton (HWSU manager) at email@example.com by 11/1/2013. If you want to get the special Chinatown Parade patch, you must provide this information to Clinton by Nov. 1, 2013. Must follow all Safety Activity Checkpoints.
The activity fee cost is $3.00 for the girl scouts participating in the parade – this covers the patch, shipping, misc. SU cost, and extra GS Insurance. The Adult activity fee is $.50 per each adult. If you want a patch, you need to register and pay by November 1, 2013 — the patch is a special order and takes time to create/make/ship to Honolulu – 3 inch round patch with a horse wearing a Chinese hat.
Checks are payable to:
Honolulu West Service Unit
c/o Clinton Wong
3654D Nuuanu Pali Dr.
WHERE: Begins on Hotel Street at the State Capitol and proceeds to Maunakea Street (ends at River St). Meet at the State Capitol lawn by Iolani Palace around 3:00 p.m.
WHY: Girl 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 (closed-toe) shoes]. Younger Girl Scouts (Daisies, Brownies, Juniors) can wear any GSUSA or GSH t-shirt if they do not have the full uniform, but they should wear their vest, sash or tunic. 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.)
REGISTRATION: The patch is a special order and takes time to create/make. If you want a patch, you need to register and pay by November 1, 2013.
This parade is expected to get national coverage. It’s actually only a 15 – 20 minute walk, but because of the number of participants in past years, the event is scheduled to last longer than 2.5 hours. HPD controls the stop and go of traffic per the entire cross streets.
If you are interested in participating in this event, contact Clinton Wong HWSU manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 21, 2014
Do you know a girl who is interested in joining the Girl Scouts and lives in the Ewa or Kapolei area? If so, we encourage you to attend a Parent Interest Meeting to learn more about what girls do in the Girl Scouts and how parents can get involved! This meeting is intended for parents with daughters in the Daisy (grades K-1), Brownie (grades 2-3) and Junior (grades 4-5) levels.
January 15, 2014
All new volunteers are welcome to join us in this training that will cover “Welcome to Girl Scouts,” “Girl Scouts Basics,” and Journeys. These trainings are normally done in three separate sessions but will be done all in one at this special volunteer training.
It is recommended that new volunteers attend this training. Please contact Erica Becerrada by email or phone (808.675.5534) as soon as possible to reserve a space.
January 11, 2014
Who: Training is open to Girl Scout/Cub Scout leaders and parents
What: Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Training
When: January 11, 2014, 9:00am-3:00pm
Where: Paki I Hall, Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, HI 96817
Cost: $45 for Girl Scout leaders, parents and members (includes training manuals and certification) / *$75 all others (by credit card) RSVP and Payment Deadline: January 9, 2014
Contact: Pam Foster, AED Institute at 440-8988 or Pamela@aedinstitute.com
Training is being provided by AED Institute (Pam Foster). Session is open to 35 people. Payment to be made via credit card to AED Institute by January 9.
While this is a Pediatric Training that will focus on First Aid/CPR/AED for elementary school aged and younger, Adult First Aid/CPR/AED training will be covered. However, if Adult manuals and certification are required, additional cost will apply ($35 manuals and $10 certification). Bring a sack lunch or a museum snack bar is also available.
Many thanks to Nani Shimabuku, Co-Leader of Troop 276 in the Hon East Service Unit for coordinating this event and opening it up to all of us. Seats will fill quickly, so please contact Pam Foster today to secure your seat.
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.