Celebrate our 100th Anniversary at GIRL Fest!
Girl Scouts of Hawai`i celebrates 100 years of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
A century ago, Juliette Gordon Low assembled 18 girls in Savannah, Georgia, for the first local Girl Scout meeting. She believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. With the goal of bringing girls out of isolated home environments and into community service and the open air, Girl Scouts hiked, played basketball, went on camping trips, learned how to tell time by the stars, and studied first aid.
Just five years after Girl Scouting was founded, Kamehameha School for Girls teacher Florence Lowe organized the first official Girl Scout troop in the Hawaiian Islands based out of Honolulu. The council is the oldest council west of the Mississippi. At that time there was a second group meeting in what is now Kaka`ako. However, according to official records Lowe’s troop was the first to submit paperwork to Girl Scout headquarters. The groups became Troops One and Two, respectively, with Queen Lili`uokalani, the last Hawaiian monarch, as their sponsor. The Queen promised Troop Two her personal silk Hawaiian flag, which is now proudly displayed in our Honolulu headquarters.
Today’s Girl Scouts of Hawai`i are focused on Leadership Development, Community Service Projects, Environmental Preservation Programs,·STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics),·Career Development, · Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship, ·Outdoor Experience, ·and After School Outreach Programs
One Girl Today = One Leader Tomorrow
Let's Celebrate our 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting in Hawai`i at `Iolani Palace!
Girls will view our historical history timeline boards, tour the palace and participate in fun activities honoring the past, celebrating the present and looking toward the future!
Receive a commemorative 100th Anniversary T-Shirt and Patch! Join us for an afternoon of fun and exploration!
This is a Drop off activity ONLY. No Leader or Parent Participation permitted. GIRL ONLY EVENT. See registration for bus transportation locations Girls will be transported by Roberts School Buses. Parents/Guardians must check in/out their daughter at the specified location/time you select. We have limited seating at each location and is based on the time you complete your registration fee. This is a "first come, first served" service. You will be contacted if your bus location selection is capacity filled. Bus locations confirmed are round-trip, non-transferable and/or exchangeable.