Our girl entrepreneurs and our supportive volunteers are wrapping up the Girl Scout Cookie Program for the season. It’s been a great program! Thank you for the hard work, long hours, and endless enthusiasm you bring to supporting Girl Scouts during the cookie program and throughout the year.
Check in with girls and families to make sure they don’t have excess inventory. You can always redistribute extra cookies to girls in your troop who have a booth coming up or offer the cookies to other troops on the Cookie Exchange in eBudde. If you need additional inventory to fill orders or for final booths, check with troops in your service unit first for troop-to-troop transfers.
Hometown Hero Booths
At this point in the program, many customers have already purchased cookies, but generous Coloradans are happy to support your Hometown Hero if you ask. Set up cookie booths this week as Hometown Hero booths.
Make a poster with images and facts about your HTH organization, and when folks walk by your booth ask, “Would you like to purchase a package of Girl Scout Cookies for our Hometown Hero?” Tell them how many packages you’re hoping to collect and explain more about your hero and what they do.
Earn the Uniform to Uniform patch
Invite local uniformed personnel, such as law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, etc., to visit you during your My Sale or Council Booth sale. What a great opportunity to spread the word about your Hometown Hero or the Gift of Caring program and be sure to take a group photo. Afterwards, upload your photo(s) and story using the Share Your Stories form on the GSCO Blog. The best photos and stories will be shared on the GSCO Blog and social media networks. To claim your patch, complete our online form no later than Friday, March 13, 2020.
Celebrate Girl Scout Week
Whether you’re a Girl Scout alum, girl member, dedicated volunteer, supporter, or simply have an extraordinary Girl Scout in your life, you’re an important part of the Girl Scout family. And you know what families do together? Celebrate! Girl Scout Week 2020 is Sunday, March 8, through Saturday, March 14. In addition to celebrating with your Girl Scout sisters, invite the community to join in! Celebrate each day of Girl Scout Week using our special calendar.
Cookie Program wrap-up
Allocate cookies: Make sure all the cookies in your troop’s inventory are allocated to girls in your troop. There should be no cookies in the troop cupboard that are not allocated to girls in the troop.
- Need assistance? Look for “how-to” short videos and recorded live webinars on our GSCO Facebook page/videos and YouTube page, to help answer questions you have. You can also check-in with your service unit cookie manager.
Select Girl Rewards: Once everything is allocated, remind your girls to select their rewards.
Reward orders are due in eBudde by 8 p.m. March 12. If you have girls who do not make reward selections by the deadline, choose the item instead of Cookie Credits. If later the girl wants the Cookie Credits instead, it’s easier for GSCO to make the change. Don’t forget, girls have the option of holding Cookie Credits at council to be applied to summer camp fees.
Money problem reporting: Money Problem Reports are due by 5 p.m. on March 13. To file, you’ll need the total amount of uncollected debt, the basic contact information for the person responsible for the debt, and a description of the situation and supporting documentation. To access the form, click here.
eBudde 101 – Program Closeout Webinars
Tips, best practices and the steps to take to close out the cookie program in eBudde will be covered. Time will be reserved at the end for a Q and A session. Great overview for new TCMs, review for more experienced TCMs! To register, click on links below.
Thursday, March 5
Friday, March 6
Cookie Program ends.
Troops will be locked out of eBudde at 11:59 p.m. TCMs can still see all information in eBudde but will not be able to change any information after the deadline.
- Make sure all cookies are allocated, and all girl rewards are selected. Print a copy of the sales report and girl reward selections.
Last day to pick up Hometown Hero cookies from a cupboard.
Deadline to submit a Money Problem Report.
ACH debit occurs for total amount owed to council.
Cookie Credits begin being mailed directly to girls.
Cookie rewards begin to ship to service unit cookie managers.
Last day to sell excess inventory.