Aloha Patch Program


Have you heard of the "Aloha Patch Program"? One of our mums brought it back from Hawaii. It's a fairly thick document, but it contains a whole program of activities - about 8 in all. The activities are all related to each of the Islands and include, volcano making (using food colouring, baking soda and vinegar), making Lei's (gives suggestion on ways to make them using flowers, construction paper or styrofoam peanuts) and having a Luau. It also covers water conservation and endangered species. It contains Taps, Girl Scout Promise & Law in Hawaiian. We did this as a 2 night camp, and I found a web site that converted our girls names to Hawaiian and we made name tags for them with their new Hawaiian names. I made them into name tags and included a picture of the Hawaiian flag and national flower, and then we had them laminated and the girls wore them for the weekend and then put them on their camp hat. We also did a safety pin craft of a pineapple for their camp hats.

 

(Note from Liz Watts, GuideZone International co-ordinator: when I tried this URL, I got an error message. I was redirected to http://www.hisurf.com/ and could then go to the web site for name conversion by clicking on the link "Find Your Hawaiian Name" towards the bottom right of the page.)

The booklet also contains suggestions for Hawaiian games. We completed the whole program over the weekend (Fri-Sun) and when completed you fill out an evaluation form saying that you did the whole thing and then you can send away for a patch (we got ours and have put them on camp hats/blankets). They have the Hawaiian flower on them. They are $2 U.S.

Contributed by:
Cheryl
184th Brownies, Calgary, Canada


Good news! I scoured the web and found a Girl Scout Council of Hawaii web page and they had a link to a page where you can order the Patch Program booklet ($12-00 U.S.).

The web site address is:
http://www.girlscouts-hawaii.org/html/alohapatbodytrading_post.htm

Contributed by:
Cheryl
184th Brownies, Calgary, Canada


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