HONOLULU — First Hawaiian Bank Foundation recently resented Girl Scouts of Hawaii representatives with a donation of $36,000. The donation will support the purchase of two new camp passenger and utility vehicles for use at Girl Scouts’ Camp Paumalu in Haleiwa.
“We are grateful for First Hawaiian Bank’s generous donation and for supporting our mission to provide our girls with memorable experiences, lasting friendships and opportunities to develop their leadership skills,” said Shari Chang, CEO of Girl Scouts of Hawaii. “For many Girl Scouts, camp is their first experience away from home, offering them the chance to embark on outdoor adventures and explore new interests by participating in hands-on activities focused in areas such as astronomy, engineering, math and technology.”
Supporting over 5,000 girl and adult members statewide, the Girl Scouts of Hawaii builds girls of courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place.
GSH’s headquarters is located on Oahu, with three neighbor island service centers on the islands of Hawaii, Kauai and Maui.
Tucked away in the forested ridges of green mountains overlooking Oahu’s north shore, a whole new world of discovery awaits Girl Scouts at Camp Paumalu with a variety of camp activities available in areas of the arts, the outdoors and of course, STEM. quipped with the support of professional mentors and the recent launch of 30 new STEM exploration badges, Girl Scouts have even more opportunities to explore the scientific and natural world.
At Camp Paumalu, campers have the chance to learn beyond the classroom through fun programs such as designing and showcasing robots, designing paddle boats and cranes and blasting off into the exciting realm of space science.
“The First Hawaiian Bank Foundation is proud to support Girl Scouts of Hawaii and their dedication to creating a fun and safe place for girls to be themselves, learn new skills and realize their full potential,” said Sharon Brown, President of First Hawaiian Bank Foundation. “Girls Scouts’ camp experiences offer unique opportunities for local girls and we are excited to be a part of such an amazing community.”