What an amazing cookie season our Girl Scouts are having! We are so proud of their hard work and so thankful for everything you do to support your girls as they practice business skills that will stay with them forever. There are only 20 days left in the Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program in Colorado. Check in with your girls to see if they’re on track to reach their goals. If they’ve already met their goal – celebrate and help them set a stretch goal! Remind girls to put their Digital Cookie Order Card to work for them. Digital Cookie is a great way to ask customers near and far to support your troop’s Hometown Hero.
Safety is always the No. 1 priority. Please follow all Girl Scouts of Colorado safety guidelines listed in the Family Guide while selling cookies. Remind all volunteers who are helping with cookie booths that cookie money should always be kept out of sight.
Keep a close eye on your troop’s inventory. Check in with your families to make sure they have the right mix to meet their goals. If you need additional cookies for the troop, always check with your troop families first to see if anyone has extras they’d like to transfer, then check with troops in your area and do a troop-to-troop transfer before ordering more inventory from the Cupboards. Troops with excess inventory they would like to transfer should let their Service Unit Cookie Manager know and post on the GSCO Classifieds. Remember, no Girl Scout Cookies can be returned to the Cupboard, but cookies can be transferred between girls and troops.
As girls get closer to reaching their goals, they’re looking over the incentives and making decisions about prizes vs. Cookie Credits. Cookie Credits can be used for Girl Scout Camp, Highest Awards materials or fees, or even to buy fun stuff in the Girl Scout Shop. Learn more about how Cookie Credits can be used: http://gscoblog.org/2017/02/how-to-use-your-cookie-credits/
Earn the Hometown Heroes/Gift of Caring patch
Help us salute our Hometown Heroes during the 2017 Cookie Sale Program by selling 50 (or more) packages of Hometown Hero /Gift of Caring cookies by Sunday, March 12. Any Girl Scout who does will receive a free, special-order fun patch after completing this online form (https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/hth_goc_patch_2017). Be sure to include your goals, Hometown Hero, and troop number, along with a fun pic of you and your troop! The deadline to complete the form is Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
· This patch is for Girl Scouts of Colorado girl members only.
Don’t forget to post your Bling Your Booth photo to the GSCO Facebook page by Feb. 22 to be entered in the contest. For your entry to be counted you must include #BlingYourBooth. Top prize is $200 in Cookie Credits! The Cookie Costume Contest is also underway. Post your photo to GSCO Facebook with #GirlScoutCookies by Feb. 28 to be entered. The photo that receives the most likes by 9 a.m. March 6 wins $200 in Cookie Credits. Learn more about Girl Scouts of Colorado’s cookie contests (http://gscoblog.org/2017/01/girl-scout-cookie-time-means-contest-time-3/)
· Make frequent deposits into your troop bank account. Don’t keep Girl Scout Cookie money in your car or anywhere else it is at risk of being lost or stolen.
· Beaver Creek Resort has asked that we remind all Girl Scouts that it does not allow roaming vendors of any kind on its common properties unless they are licensed by Beaver Creek Resort Company. Troops and girls are welcome to make arrangements with certain businesses, restaurants, or hotels to sell within their buildings, but selling outside is prohibited, including selling on patios attached to restaurants. These ski areas have council booth sites set up and troops scheduled to sell, and they have asked that troops not call wanting to set up MySales Sites at these locations: Durango Mountain Resort, Durango; Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge; Loveland Ski Basin,Georgetown; Loveland Ski Valley, Georgetown, Keystone Neighborhood Company, Keystone; Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Dillon.