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

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

STATEWIDE: REMINDER 2015 COOKIE TRAINING BEGINNING THIS WEEK!



Aloha!
2015 Cookie Training Schedule  (See registration for more details regarding time and location):

OCT. 10:  Oahu
OCT. 11:  Lanai
OCT. 13:  Kona
OCT. 15:  Oahu & Hilo
OCT. 16:  Kauai & Maui 


Complete the 4 modules of training at:  http://vipetraining.littlebrownie.com/Login.aspx
Print out your completion certificates after taking the 4 quizzes, bring the certificates with you to training and earn a FREE Cookie Clipboard!!

In addition, if your troop is 100% registered for the 2015 membership year with at least 5 girls and 2 adult leaders, you may be eligible for a sample of cookies.
Please bring your troop roster to training to qualify.

Questions?  Feel free to contact Lila at lifrisbie@girlscouts-hawaii.org or Elizabeth at elstone@girlscouts-hawaii.org

See you all at training!
MAHALO for volunteering!