Did you Bling Your Booth?
Thousands of Girl Scouts were out in front of grocery stores this weekend for the start of council booth sales! We saw many creative themes and heard some amazing sales pitches – Way to rock your booths! Did you #BlingYourBooth? Don’t forget to send a photo to AnneMarie Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 18. All of the entries will be uploaded to the Girl Scouts of Colorado Facebook page and be part of the album: Bling Your Booth Challenge 2020. Tell your friends and family to vote for your entry by simply clicking “like” or reacting to it. The photo that receives the most likes and reactions by February 27 at 9 a.m. wins! The top prize is $200 in Cookie Credits!
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Booth etiquette reminders
With the start of council booths, it’s a good time to remind girls and families about booth etiquette. Girls should be polite and thank people whether they purchase or not. Be courteous to arriving Girl Scouts and have your table packed and ready to move at the end of your time slot. Clean up all trash and remove all empty cases. Remember that girls make all sales, but an adult should have the money on their person at all times.
Booth Release and Waiting List
Can’t make it to a booth you selected? TCMs – Be sure to release the booth on your eBudde dashboard so that other troops can work the booth. When booth selections are released, any troop on the waiting list will be notified. Caregivers/parents please contact TCM to cancel My Sales booths.
Check your inventory
Lots of booths happened over the weekend and it might be time to restock your cookie inventory. Cookie Cupboards are open around the state if you need to restock. Please check your local cupboard hours in eBudde and try to give one week’s notice for orders to be filled. You must put orders in at least 72 hours prior to picking up from the cupboard. If you need cookies before 72 hours, please work with families in your troop or other troops in your area who may have excess inventory. Check the Cookie Exchange tab in eBudde. You can see inventory listed that’s available, or list your own excess inventory to exchange.
Be mindful that many cupboards are managed by volunteers and will have varying hours. It is important to note that anyone who picks up cookies from a cupboard will need an eBudde password.
Cookie Exchange – You can also check the Cookie Exchange in eBudde, if you need cookies before 72 hours, and pick-up additional cookies needed from other troops in your area – and/or offer excess inventory that you have to other troops.
Check in with families – Now is a great time to take stock of all cookie inventory distributed to girls in the troop. Are more cookies needed? Are the girls with a lot of cookies scheduled to work booths? Do caregivers need help scheduling My Sales booths? Checking in now with families of girls in your troop will help to ensure that your cookie inventory is in good shape and is adequate for Council and My Sales booths coming up.
Spread the word about Girl Scouts
Every cookie booth is an opportunity to be an ambassador for the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Often Girl Scout alums will stop to share their experience with girls, and sometimes families with young girls stop by to ask how they can get involved. Others are curious about what your girls plan to do with their funds. Whether you’re working toward a highest award, planning a Take Action project in your community, saving up for a big trip, or helping to pay for a summer camp experience, spread the word to all your customers. If families ask about how their girl can get in on the action you can direct them to our website, girlscoutsofcolorado.org it’s not too late — troops are forming all year long!
New TCMs – Look for just-in-time, “how-to” short videos and recorded live webinars on our GSCO Facebook page/videos and YouTube page, to help answer questions you may have on next steps during the cookie program. You can easily share links to helpful videos with other volunteers too! Read the GSCO blog and watch for special announcements and live events on the GSCO Facebook page.
Vote for your favorite Cookie Video
Thank you to everyone who entered our contest for “Best Cookie Video.” We are so impressed by the creativity and enthusiasm of all of these cookie-bosses. Now, it is time to rally your friends and family to vote!
All of the entries have been uploaded to our YouTube Channel and are part of the playlist: Best Cookie Video Contest 2020. If you like a video, simply click the “thumbs up” icon beneath it. The video that receives the most “thumbs up” by February 25 at 9 a.m. wins!
- First Prize: $200 in Cookie Credits
- Second Prize: $100 in Cookie Credits
- Third Prize: $50 in Cookie Credits
Thank you Media Stars
From television to radio to newspapers and even social media, Girl Scouts of Colorado Media Stars have been working hard to spread the word about the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Program and all the amazing things Girl Scouts do with their cookie money.
From Grand Junction to Colorado Springs to Greeley and Denver, GSCO G.I.R.L. Media Stars have been busy promoting the Girl Scout Cookie Program.
Interested in being a GSCO G.I.R.L. Media Star? Email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at email@example.com.