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Media Stars spread the news about Girl Scout cookie time

From television to radio to newspapers and even social media, Girl Scout Cookies Media Stars have been working hard to spread the news about our sale.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Cassidy and Katelyn appeared on Channel 2 Daybreak in Denver to play Girl Scout Cookies Trivia. Watch it here:

http://kwgn.com/2016/01/29/time-for-girl-scout-cookies/

The KKCO Morning News Team in Grand Junction talked about the cookie sale EVERY HALF HOUR. Read their online article here:

http://www.nbc11news.com/content/news/Are-you-ready-for-Girl-Scout-cookies-366965161.html

Anna, Mika, and Rhianna talked with JJ Kincaid (radio host in Denver) about the cookie sale.

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The Colorado Springs Gazette also ran a story to preview our sale. Use this link to read it:

http://gazette.com/got-the-munchies-colorado-springs-girl-scouts-set-to-start-selling-cookies/article/1568868

The article was also shared multiple times on social media.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

BOTH the Colorado Springs Gazette and KOAA-TV interviewed Girl Scouts about the start of the sale.

KREX-TV in Grand Junction interviewed a troop about their drive-thru booth. Watch the story here:

 

http://www.westernslopenow.com/news/local-news/girl-scout-cookies-are-here

Check out the photo on the front page of the Colorado Springs Gazette’s online edition on Monday, February 1, 2016.

Gazette Front Page

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Samantha, along with her mom/troop leader, talked with our friends at Aurora Channel 8 about the Girl Scout Cookies Sale and the Super Bowl Bound Broncos.

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The Fort Collins Coloradoan ran a story about the sale on Friday, February 5, 2016. Use this link to read it:

http://www.coloradoan.com/story/life/2016/02/04/girl-scout-colorado-cookie-sales-start/79825228/?from=global&sessionKey=&autologin=

Jeremy Johnson of the Westminster Window interviewed Girl Scouts Crystal and Rhianna. Crystal was a finalist in the first-ever National Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest in 2015. Rhianna is selling cookies to go to camp. Use this link to read the story:

http://westminsterwindow.com/stories/NORTH-021116-GirlScoutCookies,207207

To help promote the 2016 Girl Scout Cookies sale, Crystal joined Media Stars Anna and Mika for an interview with Corey Rose of 9News/ KUSA-TV. Girl Scouts showed Corey how to make Crystal’s “German Chocolate Ice Cream Cookie Torte” and talked about the sale. To watch the interview, use this link:

http://www.9news.com/life/recipes/how-to-cook-with-girl-scout-cookies/41335783

Girl Scout Media Stars are recruited every fall, typically in August and September.  For the 2015-16 Girl Scout year, this opportunity is full. However, 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. 

 

 

 

Vote NOW for the best 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 2016. If you like a video, simply click the “thumbs up” icon beneath it. The video that receives the most “thumbs up” by March 1, 2016 at 9 a.m. wins!

First Prize: $200 in Cookie Credits

Second Prize: $100 in Cookie Credits

Third Prize: $50 in Cookie Credits

Fynn’s Cookie Story

Submitted by Samantha Archibald

Thornton

Denver Metro

This is Fynn’s first year as a Daisy, she is in troop 65794.  Her first video was done to get people excited about GS Cookie season.  Going forward we made videos to introduce Digital Cookie, to help her get the Bronco Cookie Badge, and to encourage sales.  Now people send requests for new videos.

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

Gracynn’s Cookie Video

Submitted by Nina Duncan

Northglenn

Denver Metro

This year, my daughter Gracynn (7), decided she wanted to increase her goal to 500. We talked a lot about how she would need to work hard to reach her goal, and we discussed ways to help her reach her goal. Being a firm believer that this is Gracynn’s cookie business,  I explained to her that if she wanted to sell her cookies on social media,  that we would need to come up with a way so that she’s doing the asking, and not me.  That’s when she said,  “it’s too bad I can’t talk to them. ”

That lead to the idea of making a video.  Gracynn and I discussed what would be important to say to her customers, and that’s how we came up with a script. After recording,  we played around with subtitles and stickers, just to make her video more fun.  By the time her video was complete,  Gracynn was confident and proud of her hard work,  and super excited to sell cookies. We still have a month to go,  and Gracynn is over half way to her goal!

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

 

Weekly updates for cookie volunteers

We had some pretty awesome weather across the state for our first weekend of council booth sites. It was great to see our girls out in front of big box retailers having fun selling together, practicing their business skills and educating the public about the big things they plan to do with their cookie proceeds!

Contests

Did you ‘bling your booth?’ Don’t forget to enter for a chance at winning $200 in Cookie Credits. Take a photo of your troop at your decorated booth and post it to the Girl Scouts of Colorado Facebook page or tag us on Instagram or Twitter (@GSColo). You must include #BlingYourBooth, along with your troop number and cookie goal. Submit your entry by Feb. 25. Check the blog for some fun ideas.

Share your awesome cookie story and earn a free patch! We’re so excited to hear about all of the amazing things you will do with your cookie money! Help us celebrate girls and inspire customers to support you by submitting your cookie-earnings story here. Be sure to include your goals, Hometown Hero, and troop number, along with a fun pic of you and your troop! Submit yours by March 13, 2016 and you will get a free, fun patch.

Cupboards

Local cupboards are being restocked again this week. Please check in with your troop families to make sure they’re confident they will sell the cookies they have on-hand before ordering more from cupboards. If you have inventory available to transfer, the GSCO Classifieds are a great way to spread the word. Service Units also have systems in place to help troops transfer inventory within the same unit. Toffee-tastics are not being restocked. This is the second year of a pilot program and all the Toffees have been distributed. If you need Toffees, try troop to troop transfers. Also, Toffee-tastics will continue to be available through the Digital Order Card.

Resources for sellers

The excitement of opening day has waned, first weekend of booth sales has passed, now what? There are four weekends left in the sale. Keep your girls’ momentum moving forward with these marketing tools:

  • Hometown Heroes: Now’s the time to push your Hometown Heroes sales. Customers might say they’ve already purchased cookies but a proper Hometown Hero pitch can put them in the giving mood. Carry a sign about the valuable work your Hometown Heroes do, try a Hometown Hero box wrap (we have one ready for you if your hero is the military)
  • Goal charts: Show your girls how far they’ve come and what’s left to reach their goal with a fun goal chart. Download a PDF here, take it to your next meeting, display it at your booth sales so customers really see what you’re working toward.
  • Say thank you: Print thank you cards and deliver them to your best customers. It’s always nice to say thank you and you never know they might already be out of the case they bought last week. Here’s a ready-made cookie thank you card you can print.
  • Cooking with cookies, means buying more cookies: Check out the collection of cooking with cookie recipes we’ve posted on the GSCOblog. Email your favorites to your Digital Cookie customers or print them and hand out at booth sales or to neighborhood customers.
  • National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend: Celebrate National Girl Scout Cookies Weekend Feb. 26-28 by sharing all the amazing things girls do and learn by selling cookies. Take advantage of the national focus on cookies this weekend make some sales!Need help?

Contact your Service Unit Cookie Manager (listed on your troop page of eBudde)
Ask the staff Product Sales Specialist for your area (see below)
Try our Customer Support Team at 877-404-5708 or inquiry@gscolorado.org

Your Product Sales Specialists

Mary Ann Deard (Region 1, 2, 5) – maryann.deard@gscolorado.org
Rychelle Arnold (Region 3, 4) – rychelle.arnold@gscolorado.org
Laura Aguon (Region 6) – laura.aguon@gscolorado.org
Allison Snavely (Region 6) – allison.snavely@gscolorado.org
Elizabeth Lipp (Region 7) – elizabeth.lipp@gscolorado.org

Weekly Cookie Calls
Girl Scouts of Colorado will host weekly Cookie Calls – join in any Tuesday evening if you have questions. The calls will be 6:30 – 7 p.m. Tuesdays,

through March 22 . Each call will be hosted by a member of the Product Sales Team to answer questions from volunteers and parents about the 2016 Cookie Program.

Join the meeting: https://join.me/JamieHaxton

On a computer, use any browser. Nothing to download.

On a phone or tablet, launch the join.me app and enter meeting code: JamieHaxton

Join the audio conference:
Dial (303) 993-0071 and enter access code  710-989-496#, or connect via internet.

Cooking with Girl Scout Cookies on 9News/KUSA-TV

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Colorado Girl Scout Crystal Schlueter was a finalist in the first-ever National Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest, sponsored by Taste of Home in 2015. Crystal, who is from Northglenn, created a “German Chocolate Ice Cream Cookie Torte.”

To help promote the 2016 Girl Scout Cookies sale, Crystal joined Media Stars Anna and Mika for an interview with Corey Rose of 9News/ KUSA-TV. Girl Scouts showed Corey how to make Crystal’s “German Chocolate Ice Cream Cookie Torte” and talked about the sale. To watch the interview, click here.

Click the links below for Crystal’s “German Chocolate Ice Cream Cookie Torte” recipe and other recipes she created using Girl Scout Cookies.

German Chocolate Ice Cream Cookie Torte Pic 4

German Chocolate Ice Cream Cookie Torte Recipe

Samoas Hot Chocolate Pic 1

Samoas Hot Chocolate Recipe

Toffee Apple Crumble Cups Pic

Toffee Apple Crumble Cups Recipe

Girl Scout Cookie time means contest time

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There are so many ways for you to win BIG during this year’s Girl Scout Cookies sale. We’re hosting a variety of contests, including ones for best cookie video and best cookie dad.

Each contest is listed below along with a brief description. To learn more about the rules, deadlines, etc., click on the contest name. It will take you to the blog announcing the contest.

Best Cookie Video Contest

Selling Girl Scout Cookies online? Make sure you’re taking advantage of all the tools, which Digital Cookie gives you to be creative and customize your website, like creating and uploading a video. In addition to attracting more customers and increasing sales, your video could earn you $200 in Cookie Credits!

Share Your Awesome Cookie-Earnings Stories

We’re so excited to hear about all of the amazing things you will do with your cookie money! Help us celebrate girls and inspire customers to support you by submitting your cookie-earnings story here. Be sure to include your goals, Hometown Hero, and troop number, along with a fun pic of you and your troop! Submit yours by March 13, 2016 and you will get a free, fun patch.

 Colorado Girl Scouts: #BlingYourBooth

The #BlingYourBooth Challenge is back and this year, you could win up to $200 in Cookie Credits! This is also your chance to come up with fun and creative ways to attract more customers and increase sales.

Why is your Cookie Dad the best?

Dads are an important part of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie Team. That’s why we honor dads, who help cookie bosses all across Colorado meet their goals. If your Cookie Dad is the best, write a short essay about what he does that is so awesome and submit it through the Share Your Stories form on the Girl Scouts of Colorado blog.

If you have questions, please email Girl Scouts of Colorado Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper.