Troop 823 Cookie Captains

Yesterday, November 15th, we (Kaytlen, Aleah, Alexis and Kyla) spent our afternoon (1-4p) in training to be Cookie Captains.  Kyla couldn’t be present with us so she did it from her home and facetimed us at the same time.  Jayda was in New York on a family vacation.

This was the first time we ever did a Girl Scout webinar, following along with the Oahu training event.  We were lucky to be included in this because we don’t have the many opportunities that Oahu troops have simply because we are on an outer island.  Travel costs to attend such events throughout the year would be just too much for us.

What is a Cookie Captain?  It’s a person who plays an important role in educating younger Girl Scouts about the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

What is the responsibilities of a Cookie Captain?  1 – Mentor a group of first-time cookie sellers. 2 – Help at cookie events. 3 – Join young Girl Scouts at booths.  And 4 – Provide assistance to the Service Unit Cookie Manager.

We play a special part in the Girl Scout Cookie Program and hold a very special place in the hearts of girls.  We are role models for leadership.  By teaching other girls about the cookie program, we help them reach their dreams.

Thank You so much Girl Scouts of Hawaii for giving us this opportunity!

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Now to plan out how we will complete 15 service hours as Cookie Captains.  2-1/2 hours have already been earned for Alexis, Aleah, Kaytlen and Kyla having done the training so that leaves 12.5 hours to go.  I smell a Cookie Rally in the near future.  Do you?

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Good Samaritan’s

On Saturday, November 7th, Aleah Yano and Kaytlen Akau, went to Kauai’s Breath of Life Church in Life to join their pageant sisters in Operation Christmas Child.  They spent about 1.75 hours (2 – 3:45pm) learning about the Samaritan’s Purse cause followed by the packing of shoeboxes and writing short letters to go with it.  It was a great first-time experience from start to finish.

First, they got an empty shoebox for a girl or a boy with a label on it that specified their age group: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14.  Then they started filling the box with a variety of gifts like small toys, school supplies, personal hygiene products, socks, and a “wow” toy which is like a doll or stuffed animal.  Once the boxes were filled to the very top, they got a card and wrote a personal positive, uplifting, prayerful type message to go along with the box in hope that just maybe they might receive a return letter from the child sometime in the future.  Once done, they turned the box in, got another and started all over again.

Each box has a shipping cost of $7 in order to get the box from here to there… somewhere around the world… wherever each box is destined to be sent to make it into the hands of a child in need.

National Collection Week is the third week in November.  To learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit samaritanspurse.org/occ.

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Kauai Veterans Day Parade

On Saturday, November 8th, two of our Girl Scouts – Aleah Yano and Kaytlen Akau, participated in the Kauai Veterans Day Parade with the Na Hoku ‘O Kauai and Hawaiian Royalty Pageant Queens.  They spent 3.25 hours (7:45a – 11a) of their day decorating their float, riding in the parade and then breaking down their float and cleaning up.

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