Wednesday, January 21, 2015

STATEWIDE: IMPORTANT DUE DATES

World Thinking Day Patch
If you are planning on participating in World Thinking Day this year, make sure you reserve a patch for this fun event!

eBudde Webinar #3
Reminder! If you need help navigating eBudde, we will be hosting our 3rd webinar 6:00pm February 5th. It will be covering: the transactions, rewards, deposits, and reports tabs. Register here


Booth Site Selection
Booth site selection #4 will be opening 1/21 at 6:30pm. The number of sites you will be allowed to choose is unlimited, so make sure you sign up for as many as your troop needs. Please note, that if you sign up for a booth site and don't show up, it is a bad reflection on the entire organization. Businesses will not be willing to continue to support Girl Scouts if we do not follow through with our word. So please, if you are not able to make it to your site, simply deselect it in eBudde.

Cookie Pick-Up
February 26th, 8am-5pm is our cookie delivery day, and it is a huge production! We wouldn't be able to do it without the help of volunteers, so if you would like to come (even for just a few hours), or know someone who might, please email Elizabeth at elstone@girlscouts-hawaii.org by 2/13 for details. Help us make this cookie season the best one yet!


IMPORTANT DUE DATES:

-January 23: Try and get those last minute orders in before Pre-Sale ends!

-January 23: Make sure you have made the correct selections in your Rewards tab.

-January 24: Cookie Orders due to Troop Cookie Manager.

-January 28: Cookie Mangers initial order/rewards due to SUCM: *CM will be LOCKED OUT at midnight. 

-January 31: Troops must make GOC deposits to receive early proceeds.

-February 4: Select your Cookie Pick Up time in the Delivery Tab.

-*Your troop MUST input bank account information or your troop WILL NOT GET PAID. The deadline was last Friday, so if you have not entered your bank information, it is imperative that you do so immediately.

Step by Step Instructions on How to Submit your Initial Order:

1. Input each girl's order under the "Initial Order" tab. Make sure to update by pressing "OK."
2. Use the "Booth Estimator Worksheet" to determine the amount of cookies you will need during your booth sites. Enter your order under the "Booth" row.
3. The "Other" row may be used for estimates from your "Goal Getter Card", door to door sales that you might have planned, etc.
4. Once you have determined all of the cookies your troop would like to order, DOUBLE CHECK the total before you SUBMIT your order. You can only submit ONCE.
5. Initial rewards such as the participation patch, GOC patch and the Goal Getter patch will be automatically calculated by eBudde, but you must SUBMIT the order. Go to the "Rewards" tab and remember to SUBMIT the INITIAL REWARDS order. The FINAL REWARDS will be submitted at the end of the Cookie Season.
6. The only money that should be deposited at this time is for the Gift of Caring donations. The money should be deposited in the GSH Council bank account at either FHB or BOH by 1/31 if your troop would like to earn early proceeds on the GOC donations.
7. When making a GOC deposit, please notate on the deposit slip:
*GOC
*Troop Number
*Name of Cookie Manager




If you have questions or concerns, please email Lila at lifrisbie@girlscouts-hawaii.org or Elizabeth at elstone@girlscouts-hawaii.org. 





Wednesday, January 14, 2015

STATEWIDE: Booth Site Selection #2


eBudde Bank Account
IMPORTANT! Make sure that your troops bank account information is inputted into eBudde by this Friday, 1/16. 

Booth Site Selection
Didn't get what you wanted the first round of booth site selection? No sweat! Many new locations and times will be posted on our second round. It begins Thursday, 1/15 at 6:30pm eBudde time, sharp. Its competitive, so make sure you have your sites planned out again.

 Just a reminder about the rules: 
-You will be limited to 3 additional (6 total) site selections 
-Limit of 2 sign ups per chain
-*Don't select 2 times slots for one location:you will kicked out of the selection site. 

Bling your Booth                                                                                                                               What makes cookie selling more fun? Bedazzling your booth! GSH is hosting a Bling your Booth contest! Read all about booth etiquette and how you can win some great prizes here.  

Cookie Pre-Sale
Pre-sale ends January 23rd! Are your girls working toward their goal? Don't forget about our awesome incentive prizes. Check them out below!

Incentives

Troops with an average of 175+ boxes during pre-sale will receive a Cookie Clipboard for each girl and 1 for the leader. 
Girl Scouts who collect 12+ donation boxes for local charities during pre-sale, or 24+ boxes during entire cookie season will earn this Gift of Caring patch.
Girl Scouts who turn in a pre-sale order of 175+ boxes will receive this adorable Goal Getter patch!

Cookie Locator App
Customers can use the apps to find the cookie booth closest to them including the time, date and location of the sale. Both apps are directly linked to eBudde, so it is important to deselect your site in eBudde if your troop is not able to make a booth site. Find out more about each of them here: Little Brownie Baker App and Girl Scout USA App.

Safety First
Our girls are out and about taking pre-orders, and soon they will be delivering cookies door to door and standing outside of stores. Make sure you and your girls are up to date on our safety tips.

Cookie Checks
Girl Scouts do allow customers to write checks for cookies, but please make sure they address it to Girl Scout of Hawaii, and not an individual person or troop. ALSO, please note that if the check bounces, the troop will be held responsible for the cost and NSF fee.

If you need help, please feel free to contact your Cookie Team: 
Lila Frisbie at lifrisbie@girlscouts-hawaii.org 
Elizabeth Stone at elstone@girlscouts-hawaii.org

Just a reminder: GSH office will be closed Monday, 1/19 in honor of MLK day. 



Wednesday, January 7, 2015

STATEWIDE: Pre-Sale is in full swing!

Pre-Sale
Cookie pre-sale is up and running! Have your girls started making those phone calls to your friends & family to secure orders? Pre-sale ends January 23rd!

eBudde Webinar #2
Make sure to be registered for the January 8th webinar. It will cover: the initial order tab; the delivery tab; the girl order tab; and the booth sale tab. Register here.

New Cookie Flavors
The new cookie flavors have hit the media hard! You may have seen news coverage or an online article about the 3 new flavors. Girl Scouts of Hawai'i will only be selling 2 new flavors- Rah Rah Raisin and Toffee-tastic. It is up to our  volunteers to clarify if customers inquire about the 3rd flavor. 

Booth Site Selection 
Round 1 is coming up quick! January 12th at 6:30pm, eBudde will be open for troops to sign up for Cookie Booth Sites. For the first and second round, troops will be limited to 3 locations, and only 1 location per chain. 

You've got Stories! 
Our girls have done so many great things with their cookie money. Tell us about them! We are looking for great stories about how girls have impacted their community or gained valuable experience because of the Cookie Program. Please include pictures (with parental permission) and email your stories to elstone@girlscouts-hawaii.org ASAP. 

Maui & Big Island Cookie Rally
Cookie Party Time! Maui and Big Island will be hosting their cookie rallies on January 10th and 11th respectively. For more information, please contact Tauna at taneerings@girlscouts-hawaii.org for Maui, or Marci at mamanker@girlscouts-hawaii.org for Big Island.   

Samoas 40th Birthday Bash
2 more days! To celebrate the famous Samoa Cookie, Girl Scouts will be broadcasting the biggest Girl Scout Cookie party ever! Make sure to tune in January 10th! Check their website for updates.

Digital Cookies
If you receive questions from the media or customers about Digital Cookie, please direct them to Lila at lifrisbie@girlscouts-hawaii.org 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

STATEWIDE: Cookie Pre-Sale Coming Up on Jan. 5, 2015!!

Get ready!  It's Cookie Time!  Pre-Sale begins Jan. 5, 2015.
GSUSA will officially announce Rah Rah Raisin and Toffe-tastic.  Be sure to let every customer know about our new flavors.

Toffee-tastic will not be available during preselling, but will be available in limited supply during booth site selling.  Each troop will have the option of picking up 1-2 cases of Toffee-tastic at Cookie Pick up in February.

To ensure that your troop's hard earned cookie proceeds are deposited in a timely manner, please enter your bank information into eBudde by 1/16/15.

Thank you for ALL you do!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO AND YOURS!
THE COOKIE TEAM

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

· STATEWIDE: Last Day to Register!

*IMPORTANT* 
THIS FRIDAY 12/19 is the last day for the entire troop to be registered if you would like to participate in the first round of Cookie Booth Site Selection. Spread the word! Register here. If you need assistance checking your roster, please click here.

Pre-Sale
Cookie pre-sale is here starting January 5th!  Remember, you must be registered to participate in this as well! 

eBudde Webinar #2
Make sure to be registered for the January 8th webinar. It will cover: the initial order tab; the delivery tab; the girl order tab; and the booth sale tab. Register here.

Bling Your Booth 
Banish the boring! GSH will be sponsoring a Bling your Booth contest.  The contest will be held on Facebook with whoever gets the most likes on their 10 second video. This year’s prize will be an official Bling My Booth Patch for each member of the troop AND a $50 gift certificate to the Girl Scout Online Store per troop. This year’s themes are: “Gift of Caring” and “Rah-Rah Raisin”. Get to planning!

Samoas 40th Birthday Bash 
To celebrate the famous Samoa Cookie, Girl Scouts will be broadcasting the biggest Girl Scout Cookie party ever! Make sure to tune in January 10thCheck their website for updates.

Samoa's Get Screen Time
We have some exciting news to share! Food Factory USA will feature Samoas on an upcoming episode. Be sure to tune in and see how the Samoas make it from the oven to the box. The episode will premiere on Saturday, December 20, at 9:30 p.m. ET on the FYI Network, part of the A+E family. 

Office Closed for Christmas
GSH office will be closed from December 25th- January 4th. Since this is a long break, please make sure to communicate any questions with us now or come by the office for cookie supplies! We want to make sure you're equipped to hit the ground running when the Holidays are over!

As always, please email Lila at lifrisbie@girlscouts-hawaii.org or Elizabeth at elstone@girlscouts-hawaii.org for questions. 





Thursday, December 11, 2014

STATEWIDE: Registration Deadline

*IMPORTANT* 
ONLY 1 more month until the first round of Cookie Booth Site Selections! To participate, please have your entire troop registered by December 19th! We would hate for anybody to miss out on the first round, so double check your girls are registered Girl Scouts. It just takes a few minutes! Register here. If you need assistance checking your roster, please click here.

Office Closed for Christmas
GSH office will be closed from December 25th- January 4th. Since this is a long break, please make sure to communicate any questions, comments, concerns with us now! We want to make sure you're equipped to hit the ground running when the Holidays are over! 

Cookie Supplies
Don't forget! We have all of your cookie supplies available for you in our Volunteer Resource Room. Swing by to stock up on: Girl Order Card, Goal Getter Card, Money Envelopes, Receipt Book, and Bank Deposit Slips

Booth Sites
We have a great list of Cookie booth sites for you this year, but if you have additional ideas or suggestions, please email Elizabeth at elstone@girlscouts-hawaii.org. If possible, please include contact information along with the location. 

Social Media
Pre-sale starts soon, and many people have been asking about social media. If you are to post about cookies on your Facebook (girls needs to be 13+ if she posts on hers), please do not just ask for orders. Let the public know what a great program Cookies are! Here are a few examples:

- "When you buy a box of Girl Scout Cookies, you help girls learn while they earn! Support a #cookieboss today."

- "Sure, selling cookies is great. But what your local #cookieboss does with the money she earns is even greater!"

- "You get your favorite #Girlscoutcookies, she learns #5skills. We all win!"

Also, don't be afraid to use #gshcookies15 in your status too!  


HAPPY HOLIDAYS from the Cookie Team! 


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

STATEWIDE: eBUDDE WEBINAR


eBudde Webinar #1

THIS THURSDAY, 12/4 will cover: logging in; the menu bar; the dashboard; setting up the contacts tab; and the settings tab. Register here: 
 https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/652889190

Registration Deadline *IMPORTANT* 
The first round of Cookie Booth Site Selections on January 12th will be here quicker than you know it! To be eligible to participate, please have your entire troop registered by December 19th! We would hate for anybody to miss out on the first round, so double check your girls are registered Girl Scouts. It just takes a few minutes! 
Register here. If you need assistance checking your roster, please click here.

Digital Cookies Media 

Digital Cookie arrived with a bang! You may have seen newspaper articles or news coverage about Digital Cookie. We are very excited that some of our troops are participating in this ground-breaking platform, but we would like to ask that if any media source approaches a member of your troop, please direct them to Lila Frisbie at Lifrisbie@girlscouts-hawaii.org or 808-675-5529. This is to prevent any miscommunication. Mahalo & we appreciate your cooperation!  


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

STATEWIDE: eBudde Q&A's

What is DOC?  Digital Order Card (platform)

Why is my troop listed as a participating troop in the Digital Cookie Program even if we didn’t sign up to participate?  All troops are listed as participants because the GSH Council is participating, but not all troops will have access to the Digital Order Card platform unless activated by Council.  Only troops who have turned in the DOC agreement form will be activated.  To participate in the Digital Cookie Program, please contact Lila at lifrisbie@girlscouts-hawaii.org ASAP.

Why is my banking information not in eBudde?  Bank information from previous years has been erased due to the set up of the Digital Cookie Program and must be re-entered by Jan. 16, 2015.

Why is the troop leader contact blank?  Only the Cookie Managers who have turned in their “Cookie Manager Agreement Form” have been activated in eBudde.  The Cookie Manager is able to add the troop leader and any other role to the “Contacts” tab.

Why can’t I add/delete any girls in my troop?  Please contact your Service Unit Cookie Manager to add or delete a girl from your troop.  Transfer paperwork may be required to remove the girl from your troop.  You may also contact Lila or Elizabeth for assistance.

Why can’t I update “Girls Selling”?  The “Girls Selling” field will be updated automatically by eBudde.

This is my first time as a Cookie Manager and I am so lost!  Not to worry!  Join us during the first eBudde webinar scheduled for 12/4/14 , from 6-7PM. Register:  https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/652889190 If you are not able to join us live, you can find a recorded version at our VIPeTraining site. Link to follow. 



Cookie Manager Agreement Form
3 more days! Submit your Cookie Manager form by Nov. 28 to receive access to eBudde! Register here

eBudde is OPEN!
If you are a returning volunteer and have turned in your Cookie Manager Agreement Form, please feel free to login and update your troop information in the Contact and Settings tab. (Login with your email/ temp password: 3095@RahRah)
-If you are a new volunteer, or just need a refresher, please attend our first eBudde webinar on December 4th to learn how to navigate the program. Register here.
-* Important note: Unlike previous years, to make any changes to girls (add or drop) in eBudde, you must email your Service Unit Cookie Manager. Any questions please contact Lila Frisbie at lifrisbie@girlscouts-hawaii.org or Elizabeth Stone at elstone@girlscouts-hawaii.org
- Once in eBudde and you find that a girl is no longer in your troop or there is a girl missing from your troop:

1.       Check your troop roster to see what is officially in the membership database.
2.       If she is not registered, please follow up with the parent to register the girl.
3.       If she is in the incorrect troop in the membership database, submit a help ticket to      helpdesk@girlscouts-hawaii.org to have her transferred to the correct troop.
4.       If she is no longer a member of Girl Scouts, please submit a help desk ticket with this information.

 Registration Deadline
The first round of Cookie Booth Site Selections on January 12th will be here quicker than you know it! To make sure you are eligible to participate, please have your entire troop registered by December 19th! We would hate for anybody to miss out on the first round, so double check your girls are registered Girl Scouts. It just takes a few minutes! Register here. If you need assistance checking your roster, please click here.



*The GSH Council Office will be closed for the holidays on 11/27-11/30. 

We apologize for any inconvenience! 





Thursday, November 20, 2014

STATEWIDE: eBudde is OPEN!

Cookie Manager Agreement Form
Don’t forget! One week left to submit your Cookie Manager form by Nov. 28! Register here

eBudde is OPEN!
It’s ready! Ebudde will be open for business Friday, November 21st.
  • If you are a returning volunteer, please feel free to login and update your troop             information in the Contact and Settings tab. (Login with your email/ temp password: 3095@RahRah)
  • If you are a new volunteer, or just need a refresher, please attend our first                     eBudde webinar on December 4th to learn how to navigate the program. Register here.
  •  * Important note: Unlike previous years, to make any changes to girls (add or drop) in eBudde, you must email council. Please direct your requests to Lila Frisbie at lifrisbie@girlscouts-hawaii.org or Elizabeth Stone at elstone@girlscouts-hawaii.org to get assistance with any changes to girl information. 

 Registration Deadline
The first round of Cookie Booth Site Selections on January 12th will be here quicker than you know it! To make sure you are eligible to participate, please have your entire troop registered by December 19th! We would hate for anybody to miss out on the first round, so double check your girls are registered Girl Scouts. It just takes a few minutes! Register hereIf you need assistance checking your roster, please click here.

Samoas 40th Birthday Bash 
To celebrate the famous Samoa Cookie, Girl Scouts will be broadcasting the biggest Girl Scout Cookie party ever! Make sure to tune in January 10th!
Check their website for updates: http://www.littlebrowniebakers.com/




*The GSH Council Office will be closed for the holidays on 11/27-11/30. 
We apologize for any inconvenience! 






Thursday, November 13, 2014


STATEWIDE: eBudde Webinars
Register for upcoming eBudde (cookie inventory system) webinars to learn how to navigate eBudde step by step!


Cookie Managers
If you are a Cookie Manager for your troop, deadline to submit the “Cookie Manager Agreement Form” is November 28th!! Submit here: 

Questions?  Contact Lila at lifrisbie@girlscouts-hawaii.org or Elizabeth at  elstone@girlscouts-hawaii.org





Friday, November 7, 2014

STATEWIDE: Cookie 101 Webinar posted to VIPeTraining

UPDATES:
CLARIFICATION ON 2015 REGISTRATION

  • By registering for the 2015 membership year by Nov. 7th, your Girl Scout will automatically be uploaded to eBudde (cookie inventory system).  One less step for your Cookie Manager to complete! 
  • If you're not a registered Girl Scout, but would like to participate in the Cookie Program, NO PROBLEM.  Register here:  http://girlscouts-hawaii.org/gs-account/
  • Please work with your Cookie Manager or Troop Leader to add your Girl Scout to eBudde after she is registered for 2015 if she is not in eBudde by the start of cookie pre-sale.
Questions?  Contact Lila at lifrisbie@girlscouts-hawaii.org or Elizabeth at elstone@girlscouts-hawaii.org




Tuesday, November 4, 2014

STATEWIDE: REGISTER FOR THE COOKIE 101 WEBINAR AND FOR THE 2015 MEMBERSHIP YEAR!




·      IMPORTANT “Cookie 101 Webinar” is scheduled for Nov. 6th, from 6:00PM-7:00PM.  This is a must especially for new Cookie Managers.  To register:  https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/822656494

·    To ensure that your troop data is properly uploaded to eBudde (cookie inventory system) please register your Girl Scout by Nov. 7th at:  http://girlscouts-hawaii.org/for-volunteers/register-online/

If you encounter problems, please submit a help ticket or call the help desk at 380-6665.

·    Thank you to the troops who will be participating in the Digital Cookie Program!  We have about 100 girls participating!  There is still room, so if you are still interested, please contact Lila at lifrisbie@girlscouts-hawaii.org by Nov. 7th.

·    There will be a delay in activating eBudde from Nov. 6th to mid- November.  We apologize for any inconvenience and will inform you when eBudde is ready to go live.
Questions??
 

Friday, October 31, 2014

STATEWIDE: MUST BE REGISTERED TO PARTICIPATE IN GSH PROGRAMS

2015 MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION FOR GIRLS AND ADULTS


This is a friendly reminder that ALL girls and adults participating in not only the 2015 Cookie Program, but any GSH program, must be registered for 2015.

This year, eBudde (Cookie inventory system) will now require the girl's "GSUSA ID".
The GSUSA ID which is generated upon registration is unique to each individual and will be necessary for anyone participating in the Digital Cookie Program.  Parent/guardian contact information (email) will also be necessary to participate in the Digital Cookie Program.  This year, eBudde's troop data will now be uploaded via our Registration system and therefore, it will be imperative that your troops are registered.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 11/7/14, 5:00PM

For registration, please visit www.girlscouts-hawaii.org
Questions?  Contact the Help Desk at 808-380-6665

DIGITAL COOKIE PROGRAM REGISTRATION

TODAY beginning at 6:00PM thru SATURDAY, 11/1, 6:00PM your troop may turn in the fillable PDF form located below, attach the form and email the completed form to lifrisbie@girlscouts-hawaii.org. Remember, it will be on a first come, first served basis.
Good luck!

Registration Form:  http://girlscouts-hawaii.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/2015-Digital-Cookie-Pilot-Program-Agreement.pdf

Questions?  Contact Lila at lifrisbie@girlscouts-hawaii.org OR
Elizabeth at elstone@girlscouts-hawaii.org

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

STATEWIDE: DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION FOR THE DIGITAL COOKIE PROGRAM 10/31, 6:00PM to 11/1, 6:00PM


If your troop is interested in participating in the HISTORY MAKING DIGITAL COOKIE PROGRAM, sign ups are on a first come first served basis and will be from
10/31, 6:00PM to 11/1, 6:00PM



REMINDERS:

Questions?  Contact Lila at lifrisbie@girlscouts-hawaii.org or
Elizabeth at elstone@girlscouts-hawaii.org

 
 
 


Thursday, October 23, 2014

STATEWIDE: Cookie 101 Webinar Invite and Next Steps

What's Next?

http://girlscouts-hawaii.org/wp-content/uploads//2014/10/FINAL-Digital-Cookies-Flyer.docx

  • REGISTER BELOW FOR THE COOKIES 101 WEBINAR ON NOV. 6, 2014

2015 Cookies 101 Webinar - Nuts and Bolts of the Cookie Program
Join us for a Webinar on November 6
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/822656494
Get ready for the 2015 Cookie Season!
Learn about:
- Tools and resources available for a successful Cookie Season
- Timeline of the Cookie Season
- eBudde:  the inventory system to manage your cookies and finances
 
Title:
2015 Cookies 101 Webinar - Nuts and Bolts of the Cookie Program
Date:
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM HST
 
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
 
System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet