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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

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

March 6, 2015

Booth Site Selling Begins!

Date: March 6, 2015

March 25, 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: March 25, 2015 6:00 pm
End: March 25, 2015 7:00 pm
Venue: GSH Headquarters

March 29, 2015

Booth Site Selling Ends

Date: March 29, 2015

March 30, 2015

Troop Cookie Money due to TCM

Date: March 30, 2015

April 1, 2015

Troop Final Rewards Due

Date: April 1, 2015

April 6, 2015

SU Final Rewards due to Council

Date: April 6, 2015

April 11, 2015

PCCS Brownie & Junior Troop Camp

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From cookouts to campfires, here’s a chance to have fun with your troop and meet other Brownie & Junior Girl Scouts from around the island for an exciting weekend at the beautiful Camp Paumalu! Girls build Courage, Confidence and Character by participating in hikes, swimming, a cookout, a campfire and so much more!

Event open to:
Brownie & Junior Girl Scout Troops 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 for up to 10 girls from your Troop
- 2 or more adults if 11 or more girls attend from your Troop

Date:
Saturday, April 11, 2015 – Sunday, April 12, 2015

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Start: April 11, 2015 8:00 am
End: April 12, 2015 11:00 am
Venue: Camp Paumalu
Cost: 50.00

April 12, 2015

Brownie Water Cycle

Registration coming in the near future!

Start: April 12, 2015 8:00 am
End: April 12, 2015 5:00 pm

April 15, 2015

Troop Proceeds Paid

Date: April 15, 2015

April 25, 2015

Save the Date – Gold Award Ceremony

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Date: April 25, 2015
Venue: TBA
Phone: 808.675.5591

Three Ring Ranch (Hawaii Island)

Three Ring Ranch is a private, not-for-profit sanctuary that provides care and rehabilitation for injured and ill animals, a safe haven for native endangered species, and a shelter for animals no longer capable of surviving in the wild.  It also serves as an amnesty station where alien species can be brought and returned to their porper environment.  Established in 1998, the ranch is licensed by the USDA, and accredited by The American Sanctuary Association and The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.  Their mission is to positively impact the environment while education Hawaii’s children about their place in the natural world and to develop an environmentally responsible generation of youth.

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(Registration Closes at 11:59 PM ET on April 12, 2015)

Please be mindful of the following rules and restrictions:

1.  Participants must be registered members of the Girl Scouts of Hawaii.  Girls may be dropped off and picked up at the end of the event.

2.  Participants must be at leat 6 years of age or older.

3.  Each participant must bring a Health History for Council form (available on the GSH website).

4.  Closed shoes are required.  It is suggested you bring water, sunscreen and a hat (if desired).  Photographs are welcome but no flash photography.

5.  No younger siblings permitted.

6.  No animals of any kind permitted.

7.  Check in time is 10:45 am.  Driving directions will be emailed to registered participants prior to the event.

Start: April 25, 2015 11:00 am
End: April 25, 2015 1:00 pm
Venue: Above Kailua-Kona – directions will be provided to registrant
Cost: 35.00

May 9, 2015

CEO Event!

Date: May 9, 2015

May 23, 2015

Lei of Aloha Service Project

As part of Kaneohe Troop 1018’s Service Project, Girl Scouts collect lei and flowers to decorate the graves every Memorial Day at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe.  Help them out by bringing a lei (artificial or floral), sewing a lei, or donating flowers! Please help spread the word about this project in your communities to make the event as big as possible!

Girl Scouts from he Kaneohe Service Unit will be manning the donations at the Center Court Stage area in Windward Mall.  They will also be sewing lei with fellow Scouts and inviting shoppers to join in on lei sewing in the court.  Flower, and yarn/ribbon leis are greatly appreciated. Suggested  blossoms to bring and share: stephanotis, plumeria, bougainvillea, crown flowers.  Stalks of hardy tropical flowers are also accepted (24 inches maximum).  Fee is $3.50.

Custom patches will be ordered for this event; patches are limited so sign up early RSVP by 4/20/2015 to Ailyn by emailing her at lumt013@hawaii.rr.com

Start: May 23, 2015 9:00 am
End: May 23, 2015 2:00 pm
Venue: Windward Mall
Cost: 3.50
 
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