Smart Cookie: January 28, 2019

Welcome to the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program! Thanks to you, our amazing volunteers, we are ready to launch on Super Bowl Sunday. This Smart Cookie email is delivered to all Troop Cookie Managers and Troop Leadership Team members each week during the program. Our goal is to provide you with quick and easy tips and reminders to guide you through the Girl Scout Cookie Program. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is powered by girls – but they couldn’t do it without you!

Starting Inventory Order and pick ups

Your Initial Order has been placed and your pick-up location and time selected. Please make sure you have enough space in your vehicle to pick up your order. Check the chart on page 32 of theTroop Cookie Manager guide to see how many cases your car can hold.  Troops without an ACH on file will not be allowed to pick up cookies.  A new ACH must be filed each year.

Go-day is February 3

Remind your girls and caregivers not to take orders before February 3. Make sure you have signed permission slips for all your girls and don’t forget to use receipts for all cookie transactions. If your girls have planned My Sales booth sites, make sure they’ve been approved by the Service Unit Cookie Manager at least 48 hours prior to the booth. My Sales booths, door-to-door, and digital sales run February 3 through March 10. Council booth sites begin February 15. The third round of booth sign ups opens Tuesday, January 29, at 6 p.m.  Troops will be able to select two booths on this day. On Wednesday, January 30, booth sign ups will open 6 p.m. – 11:59 p.m., and troops can select three booths each.  On January 31, booth selection will open at 6 p.m. and remain open for the rest of the program.

Don’t forget Digital Cookie – girls can set up their site now and be ready to sell on Sunday. Families should have received a link to get started with Digital Cookie. If you did not receive that email, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org.

Win big during the Girl Scout Cookie Program

There are so many ways for you to win BIG during the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program. We’re hosting a variety of contests for Colorado Girl Scout members!

  • Make a cookie video to promote your sale on your Digital Cookie site and you could also win $200 in Cookie Credits!
  • Bling Your Booth to attract more customers and you could take home $200 in Cookie Credits.
  • Know an amazing cookie dad? Share his story to help get him the recognition he deserves!

Read all the details about this year’s contests on the blog.

Be booth ready

While your girls and their families are out and about selling Girl Scout Cookies, they often get asked about Girl Scouting in general, and we want everyone to know that Girl Scouts is about so much more than selling cookies! Let’s show all our cookie customers how the world’s largest girl-led entrepreneurial program prepares girls to lead, learn, and succeed all while making it possible for them to embark on amazing adventures, form a lifetime of memories and unleash the power of G.I.R.L. (go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, leaders)™ to change the world. Share this two-sided sheet with girls and families for tips on how to answer “Why Girl Scouts?” like a pro! Troop volunteers can also take a look at this Booth Essentials sheet to prepare for scenarios that sometimes come up while selling cookies.

Upcoming Dates

February 2 Main cookie delivery day

February 3 Cookie program begins (door-to-door and My Sales booth begin)

February 15 Council booths begin

February 22-24 National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend