About Us

We are the Girl Scouts of Troop 823.
Island of Kaua’i, State of Hawai’i.

You may contact us via email:
girlscoutstroop823@yahoo.com

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Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place…

The Girl Scout Honor Code:

“Better a few badges thoroughly deserved than a sleeve full of half-earned ones.”
~Scouting for Girls, 1930

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IMG_9109Britnee Akau, Ambassador Girl Scout:

*2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Hawaii Distinguished Finalist
*2016 Hawaii State Legislature Education Week Participant/Honoree
*2016 Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award
*2015-16 Skill-Building Badge (Associated National Proficiency Badge): Sow What’s Adventurer Badge (1/22/16).
*2015-16 Cookie Committee Chair
*2015-16 Cookie Captain

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*2014-15 Cadette Leadership Journey Award:  aMAZE! The Twists and Turns of Getting Along:  It’s Your World, Change It.  ~Interact Award, Diplomat Award and Peacemaker Award.
*2014-15 Special Opportunity Awards: Bridge to Senior Award, Cadette Community Service Bar, Silver Torch Award and The 2015 President’s Volunteer Service Award (Gold Level).
*2016 Miss High School Hawaii Delegate

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Take-Action
www.giftofalohabookdrive.com
www.gofundme.com/n6wd7k

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IMG_3782Kaytlen Akau, Senior Girl Scout:

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“What I like most about volunteering is helping and working with younger children.  They have fun and I enjoy it.”

“My most memorable service has been to the County of Kauai’s Summer Enrichment Program for two summers in a row.  I enjoyed it because I was able to interact with the younger children.”

*2016-17 Year in progress:

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*2015-16:  First Aid Legacy Badge & First Aid/CPR Certification (12/30/15), Wigs for Kids Fun Patch (Dec 2015), Additional Award:  Year 1 My Promise My Faith (1/3/16).
*2015-16 Skill-Building Badge (Associated National Proficiency Badge): Sow What’s Adventurer Badge (1/22/16).
*2015-16 Special Opportunity Awards: The 2016 President’s Volunteer Service Award (Gold Level-234.5 hrs), Senior Community Service Bar, Service to Girl Scouting Bar.
*Gold Award Workshop Completed
*2015-16 Vice President
*2015-16 Cookie Captain
*2015-16 Wigs For Kids Donor
*2015-16 Pantene Beautiful Lengths Donor
*2015-16 Senior Membership Star (red)
*2016 Cookie Pin

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*2014-15 Cadette Leadership Journey Award: aMAZE! The Twists and Turns of Getting Along: It’s Your World, Change It. ~Interact Award, Diplomat Award and Peacemaker Award.
*2014-15 Skill-Building Badge (Associated National Proficiency Badge):  Breathe’s Woodworker Badge.
*2014-15 Cookie Business Badges:  Business Plan, Marketing and Think Big.
*2014-15 Special Opportunity Awards: Bridge to Senior Award, Cadette Community Service Bar, Silver Torch Award and The 2015 President’s Volunteer Service Award (Gold Level).
*2014-15 Vice President, GS Troop 823
*2015 Teen Miss Na Hoku ‘O Kauai
*2014-15 Cookie Entrepreneur Officer (Sold 700+ Cookies)
*2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Hawaii State Middle School Honoree
*2015 Hawaii State Legislature Education Week Participant/Honoree

*2014 Presidential Volunteer Service Awardee – Gold Level
*2014-15 Cadette Membership Star (white)
*2013-14 Cadette Membership Star (white)
*2015 Cookie Pin

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Take-Action
www.kaytlenscloset.wordpress.com
www.gofundme.com/kaytlenscloset

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IMG_3789Kyle Koerte, Ambassador Girl Scout:

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“What I like most about volunteering is being able to work with others and giving back to my community.  I enjoy working with younger kids and setting a good example for them.”

“My most memorable service I did was working with the pre-school because it taught me how to work with younger kids and it has shown me that it’s what I would love to do when I grow up.”

*2016-17 Year in progress:

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*National Council Session and Convention 2017 Girl Planning Team Nominee

*2015-16:Wigs for Kids Fun Patch (Dec 2015), Additional Award: My Promise My Faith (2/21/16)
*2015-16 Skill-Building Badge (Associated National Proficiency Badge): Sow What’s Adventurer Badge (1/22/16).
*2015-16 Special Opportunity Awards: The 2016 President’s Volunteer Service Award (Gold Level-163.25 hrs), Service to Girl Scouting Bar, Community Service Bar.
*Gold Award Workshop Completed
*2015-16 President
*2015-16 Cookie Captain
*2015-16 Wigs For Kids Donor
*2015-16 Senior Membership Star (red)
*2016 Cookie Pin

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*2014-15 Cadette Leadership Journey Award: aMAZE! The Twists and Turns of Getting Along: It’s Your World, Change It. ~Interact Award, Diplomat Award and Peacemaker Award.
*2014-15 Skill-Building Badge (Associated National Proficiency Badge): Breathe’s Woodworker Badge.
*2014-15 Cookie Business Badges: Business Plan, Marketing and Think Big.
*2014-15 Special Opportunity Awards: Bridge to Senior Award, Cadette Community Service Bar, Silver Torch Award and The President’s Volunteer Service Award (Silver Level).
*2014-15 President, GS Troop 823
*2014-15 Cookie Entrepreneur Officer (Sold 700+ Cookies)
*2014-15 Senior Membership Star (red)
*2013-14 Cadette Membership Star (white)
*2015 Cookie Pin

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Take-Action
www.kylaskeikikrafts.wordpress.com
www.gofundme.com/kylaskeikikrafts

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IMG_3793Aleah Yano, Senior Girl Scout:

“The feeling of satisfaction for helping, whether it be feeding the unfortunate, ringing a bell for charity or even standing up and smiling for donations or toys, it just feels so great to help in anyway I can.”

“My most memorable service so far has been to the Girl Scout community as a Cookie Captain when we held our Cookie Rally which taught the younger girls about cookie sales.”

*2016-17 Year in progress:

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*2015-16: First Aid Legacy Badge & First Aid/CPR Certification (12/30/15), Additional Award: My Promise My Faith (1/3/16).
*2015-16 Special Opportunity Awards: The 2016 President’s Volunteer Service Award (Gold Level-140.75 hrs).
*2015-16 Secretary
*2015-16 Cookie Captain

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*2014-15 Cadette Leadership Journey Award: aMAZE! The Twists and Turns of Getting Along: It’s Your World, Change It. ~Interact Award, Diplomat Award and Peacemaker Award.
*2014-15 Skill-Building Badge (Associated National Proficiency Badge): Breathe’s Woodworker Badge.
*2014-15 Cookie Business Badges: Business Plan, Marketing and Think Big.
*2014-15 Special Opportunity Awards: Cadette Community Service Bar, Silver Torch Award and The President’s Volunteer Service Award (Gold Level).
*2015 Petite Miss Na Hoku ‘O Kauai
*2014-15 Cookie Entrepreneur Officer (Sold 700+ Cookies)

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Take-Action

www.aleahandjaydatakeaction.wordpress.com

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IMG_3787Alexis Cacabelos, Cadette Girl Scout:

“I like volunteering because it is fun and it makes me feel like a good person doing good things.”

“My most memorable service event has been helping out with the Hawaii Foodbank because I do it every year with my family and we bring in a lot of money to help feed the hungry.”

*2016-17 Year in progress:

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*2016 Petite Miss Kauai Sweetheart
*2016 Enchanted Love
*2015-16: First Aid Legacy Badge & First Aid/CPR Certification (12/30/15).
*2015-16 Special Opportunity Awards: The 2016 President’s Volunteer Service Award (Gold Level-305.75 hrs).
*2015-16 Ceremony Chair
*2015-16 Cookie Captain

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*2014-15 Cadette Leadership Journey Award: aMAZE! The Twists and Turns of Getting Along: It’s Your World, Change It. ~Interact Award, Diplomat Award and Peacemaker Award.
*2014-15 Skill-Building Badge (Associated National Proficiency Badge): Breathe’s Woodworker Badge.
*2014-15 Cookie Business Badges: Business Plan, Marketing and Think Big.
*2014-15 Special Opportunity Awards: Silver Torch Award and The President’s Volunteer Service Award (Gold Level).
*2014-15 Cookie Entrepreneur Officer (Sold 700+ Cookies)
*2014 Young Miss Hawaiian Royalty

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Take-Action

www.thehungerhelper.wordpress.com

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IMG_3778Jayda Wakilina, Senior Girl Scout:

“It really makes me feel good inside to know that I am helping others and making a difference even if it’s in such little ways.”

“My most memorable service activity was assisting with the Kauai Marathon at the County Aid Station because it was really fun helping out and passing out water to the marathon participants.”

*2016-17 Year in progress:

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*2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Community Honoree – State Level Recognition
*2015-16: Additional Award: My Promise My Faith (1/3/16).
*2015-16 Special Opportunity Awards: The 2016 President’s Volunteer Service Award (Gold Level-280.5 hrs).
*2015-16 Treasurer
*2015-16 Cookie Captain

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*2014-15 Cadette Leadership Journey Award: aMAZE! The Twists and Turns of Getting Along: It’s Your World, Change It. ~Interact Award, Diplomat Award and Peacemaker Award.
*2014-15 Skill-Building Badge (Associated National Proficiency Badge): Breathe’s Woodworker Badge.
*2014-15 Cookie Business Badges: Business Plan, Marketing and Think Big.
*2014-15 Special Opportunity Awards: Cadette Community Service Bar, and The President’s Volunteer Service Award (Gold Level).
*2015 Petite Miss Hawaiian Royalty
*2014-15 Cookie Entrepreneur Officer (Sold 700+ Cookies)

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Take-Action

www.aleahandjaydatakeaction.wordpress.com

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Caires_ppTeresa Caires, Troop Leader
email:  contact@girlscoutstroop823.comGSV

To my girls…  What I do, I do out of my heart for you because I enjoy spending time with you all, watching you learn and grow…. and succeed.  I look forward to all of our projects and events.  I also look forward to seeing the paths you each choose to pursue in your lives.  May you enjoy all we do together and always remember the positive difference that girl scouting has made in your lives.  Love, Aunty.

Troop Co-Leader:  Delcey Garma
Troop Co-Leader:  Rosheilla Macugay
Adult Volunteer:  Tamara Akau

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Our troop sends out a special Mahalo to Shereen Ho’opi’i, who is Kauai’s Membership & Program Service Coordinator.  We appreciate all the support that Shereen provides to us which directly impacts our success.

We also thank Dennis Fujimoto, from the Garden Island Newspaper, for always being there to support us.  You are awesome for what you do for our island!

And lastly, we thank our troop parents for constantly being there to support, encourage, and raise us higher.  Without your unconditional love and support, we would not be on the paths we are on today; our troop would not be as it is today as well.

Mahalo from the bottom of our hearts!