Category Archives: Cookies Volunteers

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Cookie University is coming

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Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to announce additional training for Troop Cookie Managers for the 2017 Girl Scout Cookies Sale. If you’re planning to serve as a TCM this year, THANK YOU! We understand the time, commitment, and heart this volunteer role requires and we truly appreciate it. We will host a variety of Cookie University training sessions throughout the state.

Cookie University is an excellent opportunity for you to spend time with other Troop Cookie Managers, get your required basic cookie training and most importantly, ensure your troop’s Starting Inventory Order is well thought-out and meets the needs of your girl and troop. You can also participate in some exciting enrichment sessions to help with Inventory Management, Digital Cookie, eBudde, and Sale Etiquette. Participants will also receive collector lapel pins for each session they participate in.

You can register for Cookie University by going to the Events page (http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events/event-list.html) on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website. If you can’t attend the training session in your area, feel free to attend one in another area.

New Media Stars get some practice in front of the camera

Submitted By Cindi Graves

Western Colorado

Grand Junction

11 girls in Grand Junction trained Saturday, October 22, 2016 to be Media Stars. Beginning with a session with GSCO Public Relations Director, AnneMarie Harper, they learned how to be ambassadors for Girl Scouts during the cookie sale. They followed this with a meeting with KREX-TV News Anchor, Emily Fredrick where they each practiced a mock interview with her in the studio. After that, they toured the studio, spending some fun time playing with the green screen and then seeing how the show is produced. Emily answered great questions about how to get started in the business and what makes a good interview. These girls are all “camera ready.”

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments too.

Girl Scout Cookie Power: Share your Story

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We are now in the midst of planning for the 2017 Cookie Sale Program and would LOVE for you and your troop to be part of our marketing campaign. For the 2017 sale, we will focus on two themes: “Built by Girls” and “Power of Cookie.”

What AWESOME adventures have you or your troop had using the money you earned from selling Girl Scout Cookies? Did you participate in an AMAZING Take Action or community service project? Send your photos and stories  to GSCO Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper (annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org). These activities do not have to be a result of the 2016 program. They can be from any year.

*** IMPORTANT NOTE: These photos and stories may be used for future marketing campaigns, including those on social media, so be sure that all girls who are featured have signed a photo release form. 

Vote online for 2017-18 Girl Scout Cookie Program rewards

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New this season, Little Brownie Bakers is giving girls across all councils a voice in the design of the 2017-18 girl rewards.  From the turtle design, to the t-shirt, to patterns and items, girls can help provide the direction LBB needs to bring to life a rewards program designed by girls!

Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6B5DD2T

BUT HURRY!  The survey will only be live until October 30, 2016.

 

Earn a beautiful, commemorative blanket

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting in Colorado and 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts selling cookies, girls and adult volunteers can earn one of these beautiful, commemorative blankets.

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Blanket for girls

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Blanket for troop leaders and troop product sales managers

These reward items are for girl members and adult volunteers, who are members of the exclusive GSCO S’mores Club and rock BOTH the 2016 Fall Sale and 2017 Girl Scout Cookies Sale programs. Only ONE blanket per person who qualifies and these blankets will ONLY be available for the 2016-17 membership year. Each troop that qualifies for the GSCO S’mores Club will also receive an exclusive booth selection opportunity for the 2017 Girl Scout Cookies Sale.

To learn more about the GSCO S’mores Club, including how to qualify and other rewards, use this link: http://gscoblog.org/2016/06/earn-your-way-into-the-gsco-smores-club/

 

 

 

S’mores Cookie Media Stars

Cookie Media Stars from Loveland to Colorado Springs talked with TV reporters on National S’mores Day (Wednesday. August 10, 2016) about our new S’mores Cookie. This crunchy graham sandwich cookie with creamy chocolate and marshmallow-like filling will be available starting January 2017! It joins favorites: Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Dos-Si-Dos, Savannah Smiles, and gluten-free Toffee-Tastic. Girl Scout Cookies go on sale across Colorado on Sunday, Jan. 29 and will be available through March 12.

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Ciara, Samantha, Quinn, and Evyn talked with Gary Shapiro and Corey Rose of 9News in Denver. These Media Stars also challenged Gary and Corey to a game of S’mores golf! Who won? Click here to find out.

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Girl Scout Katie and Troop Leader Melissa shared their favorite s’mores combinations with our friends at Fox21 News in Colorado Springs. Katie also talked about her Silver Award project which encouraged schools to serve more “braces-friendly” foods. Click here to watch their interview.

Girl Scout Media Stars are recruited every fall, typically in August and September. If you know a girl interested in being a Media Star for the 2016-17 Girl Scout year, please contact Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper. 

 

 

Colorado Girl Scouts to sell new cookie

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Colorado Girl Scouts are celebrating National S’mores Day in a big way! A new cookie— the S’mores cookie— will be available starting January 2017! This crunchy graham sandwich cookie with creamy chocolate and marshmallow-like filling joins favorites: Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Dos-Si-Dos, Savannah Smiles, and gluten-free Toffee-Tastic. Girl Scout Cookies go on sale across Colorado on Sunday, Jan. 29 and will be available through March 12.

Our new S’mores cookie not only celebrates the tradition of making and enjoying s’mores, it also marks 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies and 100 years of Girl Scouting in Colorado. Juliette Gordon Low started Girl Scouts in Savannah, Ga., in 1912. Girl Scouting came to Colorado in 1917 when the first troop formed outside Colorado Springs. Today, Girl Scouts of Colorado is proud to serve nearly 25,000 girls across the state with the help and support of 10,000 adult volunteers! While Girl Scouts did not invent s’mores, Girl Scouts of the USA was the first to publish the iconic recipe under the name “Some More” in a 1925 issue of Girl Scout Leader magazine, and then as a “somemores” in an official 1927 Girl Scouts publication.

The last new Girl Scout Cookies, including the gluten-free Toffee-Tastic, were introduced in 2015. For the 2017 Girl Scout Cookies sale, our new S’mores cookie and gluten-free Toffee-Tastic will sell for $5/package. All other varieties are $4/package. Only limited quantities of the S’mores cookie and gluten-free Toffee-Tastic will be available, so stock up early!

Interested in joining Girl Scouts? Troops are forming now and we are always looking for volunteers to lead girls in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Learn more by visiting girlscoutsofcolorado.org, calling 1-877-404-5708, or emailing inquiry@gscolorado.org.

Celebrate National S’mores Day with GSCO

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Girl Scouts did not invent s’mores, but we were the first to publish the iconic recipe! It appeared under the name “Some More” in a 1925 issue of Girl Scout Leader magazine, and then as a “somemores” in an official 1927 Girl Scouts publication.

Aug. 10 is National S’mores Day, and we’re inviting you to celebrate with us! Share your favorite s’more photos, recipes, memories, and more on social media using #NationalSmoresDay and #GSColo! You can also post directly to the Girl Scouts of Colorado Facebook page or tag us on Twitter or Instagram using @GSColo. Finally, share your stories right here on the blog by using our Share Your Stories form.

Have questions? Want to learn more about sharing your s’mores stories or Girl Scout stories on social media? Contact Girl Scouts of Colorado Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

Girl Scout “star” search

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We’re searching for “star” Girl Scouts, who are interested in sharing their story and serving as Media Stars for the 2016-17 Girl Scout year.

What is a Media Star?

Before the Cookie Program each January, Girl Scouts of Colorado trains girls from all across the state to be Media Stars. They deliver the excitement (or do interviews) about Girl Scout Cookies with area TV and radio stations, as well as newspapers. These spokesgirls also help with other Girl Scouts of Colorado media interviews throughout the year.  Here are just some of the media interviews Media Stars participated in during the 2016 Cookie Sale.

To be a Media Star, a girl must be in 4th grade and above. From time to time, we need younger girls to help with media interviews. However, the Media Star program is reserved for girls in 4th grade and above.

How to get involved

Girls who want to be Media Stars should email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org Please include a brief essay (250 words or less) about why you want to be a Media Star and video (no more than a minute) of you giving your best Girl Scout Cookies “sales pitch.” Girls 12-years-old and younger can have a parent help them. Submissions from girls 13-years-old and older must be girl-done.

Potential candidates will be asked to participate in an individual, training session in November or December 2016. This training may be in-person, over the phone or via FaceTime. During this training, girls will learn everything needed to be a successful Media Star. Even if you have participated in this program before, you must be trained each year if you want to participate in the program again.

** Note: This is a very popular program, so spots will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Top cookie sellers celebrate at CEO’s house

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Colorado’s top 17 Girl Scout Cookies sellers from 2016 were the guests of honor at a special dinner at the home of Girl Scouts of Colorado President and CEO Stephanie Foote on Saturday, July 23. The #cookiebosses arrived in style via a limo and spent the evening celebrating. These special girls came from as far away as Pueblo to attend this private dinner party. Congrats, girls!

Top 17 of 2016

Ciara, Lakewood — 7,118 packages

Paige, Thornton — 6,011 packages

Kaitlyn, Arvada — 4,618 packages

Joanna, Lochbuie — 3,585 packages

Emma, Castle Rock — 3,523 packages

Alycia, Lakewood — 3,514 packages

Paris, Bennett — 3,510 packages

Diana, Pueblo — 3,212 packages

Alexis, Littleton — 2,551 packages

Caroline, Loveland — 2,532 packages

Chanah, Fort Collins — 2,526 packages

Madison, Arvada— 2,525 packages

Isabelle, Fort Collins — 2,518 packages

Ada, Arvada — 2,516 packages

Brittany, Arvada— 2,500 packages

Erin, Fort Collins — 2,500 packages

Alexia, Colorado Springs — 2,500 packages

See all of the photos from the special evening on our Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gscolorado/albums/72157668525471954