Category Archives: Cookies Volunteers

a collection of important cookie communications from council

Smart Cookie: March 18, 2019

A job well done!

Thank you for being a part of the world’s largest entrepreneurial program for girls! The Girl Scout Cookie Program in Colorado officially wrapped up on March 10. Our young entrepreneurs did an amazing job, and now’s the perfect time to celebrate their successes! Also, give yourselves a pat on the back because they couldn’t have done it without your guidance.

Deadline to deliver Hometown Hero cookies is June 28

Don’t forget to share photos of your Hometown Hero deliveries with us! We love seeing your girls in action, sharing their hard work, and putting smiles on their Hometown Heroes’ faces.

ACH Debit

The ACH debit of funds to council will occur on March 20.

Girl Scout Birthday

Last week was the 107th birthday of Girl Scouts! To celebrate Girl Scout Week 2019, Girl Scouts of Colorado is hosting a photo challenge! Snowy weather and closed schools might have interrupted your Girl Scout Week plans last week, so we’re extending the celebration another week! Just submit your favorite Girl Scout photo and the story behind it using the Share Your Stories form. Winners will be featured in future GSCO marketing materials, on GSCO’s social media networks, and on the GSCO Blog.

Celebrating our Top Achievers

A special congratulations to the 695 girls who sold 1,000 or more packages of cookies this season! They are invited to celebrate their business success at a regional Top Achiever Event.

Top Achiever Events

June 8  – Elitch Gardens, Denver

June 8  – Glenwood Adventure Park, Glenwood Springs

June 15 – Renaissance Festival, Larkspur

June 22 – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs

Each 1,000+ Top Achiever Event offers a ticket to get into the event for the girl and one adult. At the venue of your choice, you are able to enjoy any activities during the day. We provide a meal and award ceremony at each location.

More details will be sent out after selections have been made in eBudde. At that time, we will also know which venues have room for family members to also purchase tickets.

The top 100 cookie CEOs in the state will be invited to the Top 100 CEO event with one adult guest on June 1 in Denver.

Upcoming Dates

April 15

Cookie Credits begin being mailed directly to girls.

April 22

Cookie rewards begin to ship to service unit cookie managers.

April 30

Last day to sell excess inventory.

 

Smart Cookie: March 11, 2019

2019 Cookie Program comes to a close

It’s the end of another amazing Girl Scout Cookie Program here in Colorado. We can’t thank you enough for all you do to guide girls to success. It’s a busy and hectic time, but please take a moment to reflect on all your girls have accomplished. Whether she’s a quiet girl summoning the courage to ask a new customer to support her, or she’s a seasoned entrepreneur pushing herself to go beyond her goals, she’s practiced real-life business skills that will lead her to accomplish much in life. She couldn’t do it without you and the supportive adults in her life, so take a moment to pat yourselves on the back as well.

Closeout of eBudde

Troops will be locked out of eBudde at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12. Before then you need to ensure you’ve allocated all cookies to the girls in your troop, entered and verified all transactions, and submitted the final reward order. Also, don’t forget to print your final troop sales report. If you have any questions about cookie closeouts, please reach out to the Service Unit Cookie Manager in your area.

If you need additional Hometown Hero cookies, first check with other troops in your area to see if they have inventory to transfer. The last day to pick up Hometown Hero Cookies from cupboards is March 13. Remember, all transactions (troop-to-troop transfers or cupboard orders) will need to be placed by Tuesday. The deadline to deliver Hometown Hero cookies is June 28.
Don’t forget to share photos your Hometown Hero deliveries with us! We love seeing your girls in action, sharing their hard work and putting smiles on their Hometown Heroes’ faces.

Money Problem Reports

Money problem reports are due by March 15 at 5 p.m. The ACH debit of funds to council will occur on March 20.

Girl Scout Birthday

Tuesday is the 107th birthday of Girl Scouts! To celebrate Girl Scout Week 2019, Girl Scouts of Colorado is hosting a photo challenge! Just submit your favorite Girl Scout photo and the story behind it using the Share Your Stories form . Winners will be featured in future GSCO marketing materials, on GSCO’s social media networks, and on the GSCO Blog.

Upcoming Dates

March 12 

If your girls sold 50 Gift of Caring packages or more, don’t forget to submit the form by March 12 to receive your free patches.

April 15

Cookie Credits begin being mailed directly to girls.

April 22

Cookie rewards begin to ship to service unit cookie managers.

April 30

Last day to sell excess inventory.

 

2019 Best Cookie Dad contest: My Cookie Dad

Submitted by Tracy E.

Pikes Peak

Canon City

Hi! My name is Mackenzie and I am 8-years-old. This is my first year in Girl Scouts and I am a Brownie. I wanted to join Girl Scouts to spend time with my mom and learn new things and make lots of friends. Since my mom is the troop leader, my dad helps me sell cookies. I want to sell 1,000 packages, so I can go to Elitch Gardens. My dad has been helping so much with my goal. I have sold over 800 packages because my dad takes me all over and comes to my booths. He is the best daddy in the world. I could not do it without his help.

I love Girl Scouts because I get to meet new friends and learn new things. Girl Scouts is the best!

Dads are an important part of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie Team. That’s why we honor dads who help Girl Scouts all across Colorado meet their goals. Tell us about what makes your dad an awesome Cookie Dad and he could win a cool prize. 

Smart Cookie: March 4, 2019

We’re in the final stretch of the Girl Scout Cookie Program and our young entrepreneurs are wrapping up their businesses for the season. It’s been an amazing program and we can’t thank you enough for the hard work, long hours, and endless enthusiasm you – our volunteers – provide to keep things running smoothly.

Check in with your girls to make sure no one has inventory they don’t think they can sell. If you need additional inventory to fill orders or for final booths, please 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 your remaining booth as a Hometown Hero booth, make a poster with images and facts about your hero 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.

You can also add, “We’ve got plenty of your favorite varieties if you want to stock your freezer until next year’s sale, too!”

“Uniform to Uniform” patch 

The first 200 Girl Scouts have claimed their “Uniform to Uniform” patch. However, it can still be earned and purchased in the GSCO Shop. Patches are $1.50/ each.

“Go for Bold” with Girl Scout S’mores

Everything is more fun with S’mores! The Girl Scout S’mores cookie is still a popular choice for customers this year. Hearing that customers want more S’mores, we have a fun promotion to support additional sales. You must complete the S’mores Form by 5 p.m. on March 12 to be entered into the drawing.

Learn more

Celebrate Girl Scout Week

To celebrate Girl Scout Week 2019, Girl Scouts of Colorado is hosting a photo challenge! Just submit your favorite Girl Scout photo and the story behind it using the Share Your Stories form. Winners will be featured in future GSCO marketing materials, on GSCO’s social media networks, and on the GSCO Blog.

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. Once everything is allocated, remind your girls to select their rewards. Reward orders are due in eBudde by 8 p.m. March 12. 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 15. 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.
  • If your girls sold 50 or more Gift of Caring packages, don’t forget to submit the form by March 12 to receive your free patches.

Upcoming Dates

March 10 

Cookie program ends

March 12

Troops will be locked out of eBudde at 11:59 p.m. Make sure all cookies are allocated, and all girl rewards are selected.

March 13 

Last day to pick up HTH cookies from a cupboard

March 15 

Deadline to submit money problem reports.

March 20

ACH debit occurs for total amount owed to council.

April 15

Cookie Credits begin being mailed directly to girls.

April 22

Cookie rewards begin to ship to service unit cookie managers.

April 30

Last day to sell excess inventory.

 

2019 Best Cookie Dad contest: My dad is a rock star

Submitted by Carly Hull

Metro Denver

Lone Tree

My dad is a rock star this cookie season. My mom is our troop cookie manager. Our troop sells a lot of cookies, so we need to rent a U-Haul to pick them up. My dad helps by picking up our cookies and helping us unload the truck into our garage. He also takes his time to help me at my cookie booths, even in the freezing cold! I love spending time with my dad and appreciate the help he gives to me and my Girl Scout troop.

Dads are an important part of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie Team. That’s why we honor dads who help Girl Scouts all across Colorado meet their goals. Tell us about what makes your dad an awesome Cookie Dad and he could win a cool prize. 

2019 Best Cookie Dad contest: Cookies and beyond

Submitted by Gretchen S.

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

My Dad is Woody B. and he’s a great cookie dad! My mom is the TCM for our troop and he’s helped her with picking up cookies, sorting them, and triple counting both cookies and money when she starts to get stressed. He’s also taken me around our neighborhood several times to sell and deliver cookies even after a long day working at the Air Force Academy. He’s been running around on weekends to get our troop more cookies to sell and helped out at a few booths, too.

He’s a great Cookie Dad, but also a great supporter of our Girl Scout troop. He’s helped us earn our first-aid badge, engineering badge, and Outdoor Journey and taken us on hikes and is going to help us on our first overnight camping trip! I’m so proud that he’s my dad!

Dads are an important part of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie Team. That’s why we honor dads who help Girl Scouts all across Colorado meet their goals. Tell us about what makes your dad an awesome Cookie Dad and he could win a cool prize. 

“Go for Bold!” with Girl Scout S’mores

Everything is more fun with S’mores! The Girl Scout S’mores cookie is still a popular choice for customers this year. Hearing that customers want more S’mores, we have a fun promotion to support additional sales.  You must complete the S’mores Form by 5 p.m. on March 12, 2019 to be entered into the drawing.

The S’mores promotion is for transactions during March 1 through March 10, 2019.

Troops or Juliettes that check out one or more cases from cupboard or T2T:

Five troops or Juliettes will win:

  • S’mores caddy and a hammock for each selling girl

Troops or Juliettes that check out three or more cases from cupboard or T2T:

Five troops or Juliettes will win:

  • Cookie costume for the troop
  • Cookie cart for each girl selling girl

Girls selling more than 100 packages S’mores* will be entered into a drawing for:

Two Girl Scouts will win:

25 Cookie Credits

Cookie cart

S’mores caddy

Hammock

*100 packages sold during the 2019 Cookie Program

 

2019 Best Cookie Dad contest: How my dad became a Girl Scout

Submitted by Dysennya V.

Metro Denver

Denver

It started in the year of 2018 and he froze his butt off to help me with cookies. Last year, when my goal was 1,500, I got to 1,674 and that would not have happened if it was not for my dad. He has always said he would help me to the best of his ability. Even now in 2019 with his new job, he is still taking and using his weekends and days off to come help me sell!

My goal this year is 2,000 and his exact words were, “I’m gonna help you reach your goal as long as you try.”

He is limited to the days he has off work to the hours he takes out of his time. He is always helping me and trying to make me/help me get to my goal. I love you dad.

Dads are an important part of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie Team. That’s why we honor dads who help Girl Scouts all across Colorado meet their goals. Tell us about what makes your dad an awesome Cookie Dad and he could win a cool prize. 

Smart Cookie: February 25, 2019

We’re past the halfway point in this year’s Girl Scout Cookie Program, and girls are putting their newly acquired business skills to work. Inventory management is key for girls and troops. Troop Cookie Managers should check in with families and redistribute cookies among the troop as needed. Before ordering more cookies from your local cupboard, reach out to troops in your service unit for troop-to-troop transfers of inventory. Troops should not hold onto Hometown Hero cookies; you will be able to pull additional cookies to fill Hometown Hero orders or use any remaining inventory at the end of the program for these donated cookies.

Earn the Uniform-to-Uniform patch

  • The Uniform to Uniform is a new patch program for the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program. Colorado Girl Scouts are encouraged to invite uniformed personnel, such as law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, etc., to visit them at their cookie booths. This is an opportunity for Girl Scouts and the public to learn more about the work these amazing women and men do for our communities. The first 200 Girl Scouts to earn the patch will receive a FREE patch. (Note: This patch has proven quite popular and they’re going fast, so don’t delay!) Learn more. Didn’t qualify for a free patch? You can purchase them from the GSCO Retail Shop.

Cooking with cookies

Providing customers with recipes can help increase sales, especially at booth sites at grocery stores. Here are a few recipes you might want to try:

Earn the Gift of Caring patch

Salute America’s heroes by selling 50 (or more) packages of Gift of Caring Girl Scout Cookies by Sunday, March 10, 2019. Any Colorado Girl Scout who does will receive a free, special-order fun patch after completing the online form. Be sure to include your goals and troop number, along with a fun pic of you and/or your troop. The deadline to complete the form is Tuesday, March 12, 2019.
Digital Cookie is a great way to increase Gift of Caring sales! Use the platform to send emails to friends and family asking them to provide a sweet treat to military and other uniformed personnel while helping your troop reach your goals!

Bling Your Booth voting deadline

The voting for the Bling Your Booth contest ends at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. All of the entries have been uploaded to the Girl Scouts of Colorado Facebook page and are part of the album: Bling Your Booth Challenge 2019. 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 28 at 9 a.m. wins! The top prize is $200 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 2019 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 annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

Upcoming Events

March 10

Cookie program ends

March 12

Rewards orders due in eBudde

March 13 

Last day to pick up HTH cookies from a cupboard

March 15 

Money problem reports due

March 20

ACH debit for total amount due to council

 

2019 Best Cookie Dad contest: My dad is the best Cookie Dad

Submitted by Ainsley C.

Metro Denver

Arvada

My dad always buys Girl Scout Cookies from me. His favorite cookies are Samoas! I also like going to his work to sell cookies. He’s helped me the past three years in a row. He always supports what I do in Girl Scouts. That’s why I think my dad is the best dad ever.

Dads are an important part of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie Team. That’s why we honor dads who help Girl Scouts all across Colorado meet their goals. Tell us about what makes your dad an awesome Cookie Dad and he could win a cool prize.