Calendar of Events

February 8, 2014

Camping Hawaiian Style Training

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.

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Start: February 8, 2014 8:00 am
End: February 8, 2014 6:00 pm
Venue: Camp Paumalu
Phone: 808.675.5515
Cost: $30

February 7, 2014

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

Details TBA

Start: February 7, 2014
End: February 9, 2014
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Phone: 8086755529

February 1, 2014

Service Unit Trainer Training

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.

Start: February 1, 2014 9:00 am
End: February 1, 2014 11:00 am
Venue: Girl Scouts of Hawai`i
Phone: 808.675.5534
Cost: FREE

January 25, 2014

Chinese New Year Parade

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 nuuanugs_99@yahoo.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.
Honolulu, HI96817

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 nuuanugs_99@yahoo.com.

Start: January 25, 2014 3:00 pm
End: January 25, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: Chinatown
Phone: 808-924-6896
Cost: varies

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

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. 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.

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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.

  • 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.

 

Apply to be a Girl Advocate

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 arlania@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.

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:

Girl Advocate Information Sheet
School Agreement Form
Girl Advocate Application Form (online)

Start: January 22, 2014
End: February 11, 2014

January 21, 2014

Ewa/Kapolei Parent Interest Meeting

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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.

Start: January 21, 2014 5:30 pm
End: January 21, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Ewa Beach Library
Cost: Free

January 15, 2014

New Leader Training

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.

Start: January 15, 2014 9:00 am
End: January 15, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Girl Scouts of Hawai`i
Cost: FREE

January 11, 2014

First Aid/CPR/AED Training

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

Additional Info:
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.

Start: January 11, 2014 9:00 am
End: January 11, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Bishop Museum, Paki Hall
Phone: 808.440.8988
Cost: $45*

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

PCCS Troop Camp (Cadette and Older)

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. 

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Start: January 11, 2014 8:00 am
End: January 12, 2014 11:00 am
Venue: Camp Paumalu
Phone: 8086755515
Cost: $40

January 8, 2014

2014 eBudde Training #2-REGISTRATION OPEN

Join us for a Webinar on January 8!

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Space is limited.
So now that you have your contact information and Girl Scouts set up in eBudde, what next??

eBudde, our online cookie inventory system will help make it easy for you to keep track of cookies and finances this Cookie Season! Join us during the second eBudde webinar as we navigate you through the next steps you must take in eBudde to help you have a successful season.

Title: 2014 eBudde Training #2
Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM HST

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Start: January 8, 2014 6:00 pm
End: January 8, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: ONLINE
Phone: 808.675.5529
Cost: FREE

December 18, 2013

2014 Cookie Club Webinar-REGISTRATION OPEN

Join us for a Webinar on December 18!

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Space is limited.
We know how busy you are with your Girl Scout’s schedule! Ballet, soccer, not to mention your list of things to do. That’s why Little Brownie Baker has the Cookie Club website available for your Girl Scout. Use modern technology to make it easier for her to spread the word about our annual Cookie Program while learning how to manage her cookie sale and gain skills by using the computer!

Join us as we navigate Cookie Club and help you get your troop set up and ready for the Cookie Season. The average order via Cookie Club is 5 boxes of cookies! Give your troop the tools they need to make this season a success!

Title: 2014 Cookie Club Webinar
Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM HST

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Start: December 18, 2013 6:00 pm
End: December 18, 2013 7:00 pm
Venue: ONLINE
Phone: 808.675.5529
Cost: FREE

December 17, 2013

New Leader Training-RSVP TODAY

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’s recommended that you bring a snack or dinner with you.

Please RSVP as soon as possible to Erica Becerrada via email or phone (808-675-5534).

Our offices are located in the Ala Moana Hotel on the second floor next to the executive/catering offices.

Start: December 17, 2013 5:45 pm
End: December 17, 2013 9:00 pm
Venue: Girl Scouts of Hawai`i
Phone: 808.675.5534
Cost: FREE

December 16, 2013

Cookie Pre-Sale

2013 Cookie Pre-Sale will start on Monday, December 16, 2013, and end on Friday, January 17, 2014. Please refer to our Cookies section or our Cookie Bites blog for details!

Start: December 16, 2013
End: January 17, 2014
Venue: TBA
Phone: 8086755529
 
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