Category Archives: Cookies Volunteers

a collection of important cookie communications from council

Changes to Juliette rewards structure

To our Juliette families:

We are so excited that your daughter has chosen to participate in the cookie program this year! Our cookie program helps girls learn key business and leadership skills, including: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills, and Business Ethics. It is also a great way to earn credits that can help them fund their Girl Scout experiences, like camp and travel. In the information you have received to date, you were provided with a chart that identified the number of credits that each girl can earn for the various selling levels. The purpose of this email is to let you know that we are revising that chart to provide better parity between our troop proceed level and our Juliette credit level. Many thanks to our volunteers for providing such great feedback to help inform this change.

Attached is a chart that shows how Juliette sales translate into the number of credits earned. Credits will be issued on cards similar to Cookie Credits and there is no limit to the amount of credits a Juliette can earn. As a reminder, credits will not be issued until all deposits for sold cookies are complete.

The reason we moved to a sales range instead of a straight credit/box recognition this year was in response to new IRS guidelines regarding money earning programs for non-profits. An individual child is a different entity from a Girl Scout troop, and troop proceeds are for troops. We absolutely value Juliettes and we want to do the best we can to reward individual girls while in compliance with IRS regulations. As an individual, the IRS would require us to give tax documentation to the individual, as they see it as personal profit and personal income, and Girl Scouts cannot do that. Troop proceeds are for groups of girls to accomplish mission-related activities.

What we can legally do to make it as equitable as possible for Juliettes is offer Program Credits as an additional reward path for individual girls in place of troop proceeds. All rewards must be within package ranges and may not be based on a dollar amount per package, again per regulations.

If you have any questions, please contact your Service Unit Cookie Manager, or cookies@gscolorado.org.

Thanks again for supporting your Juliette¹s sale this year and happy Girl Scouting!

Juliette Cookie Program Credit Chart.pdf:
https://ebudde.littlebrownie.com/dl/26_201415/14404/36a4bb

eBudde glitch and booth selections

Overnight, there was a glitch in the eBudde system that prevented people from signing up for round two of booth sales. Our staff worked diligently to correct the problem and the system reopened at 2 a.m. We recognize this may have caused confusion among troops and we apologize for that. Our Product Sales Team has been working very hard to make the cookie sale go as smoothly as possible and will continue to do so.

Round 2 will begin at 6:00 p.m. on January 27, 2015 and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on January 28, 2015. Troops may select 2 booths each day. Round 3 will begin at 6:00 p.m. January 30, 2015 and will remain open until the end of the sale on March 15, 2015. Troops may select as many booths as they wish at this time.

Girl upload into eBudde

GSCO uploaded all girls into eBudde for the cookie sale today. Please check to make sure your girls are all in. If you have any girls who are missing, please check your Troop Management in CES. The problem is likely that all necessary information is not complete. To upload into eBudde, each girl must have the following fields completed in the membership system:

Parent first and last name (only one 01 guardian)
Parent email
Girl date of birth
Grade

If any of this information is missing, please correct it, and the girl should be in the next upload. Note, leaders can correct all fields except for date of birth and grade. To correct these, contact GSCO Customer Support at 877-404-5708.

For your convenience all council eBudde messages and other important cookie volunteer communications will now be available in a special feed just for you on the GSCO Blog at
https://gscoblog.wordpress.com/category/cookies/cookies-volunteers/

Selling cookies can help you find your fun at camp!

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Whether you’re standing atop a mountain peak taking in the forever view, flying down the zipline with your heartbeat thumping in your ears, struggling to handle a squealing pig or landing your arrow smack in the bullseye … you can be YOU.Girl Scout Camp is a no-judgment zone where you’ll reach new heights, push your limits and choose your fun with a group of girls who truly get you.
Check out available sessions online now at girlscoutsofcolorado.org/camp. Be adventurous, be confident, be silly … be YOU at Girl Scout camp. Registration opens at 9 a.m. tomorrow. Sign up soon to save your girl’s spot. Pay by April 30th for the best prices!New campers get a 10 % discount and cookie volume discounts are available for all campers.It’s going to be a great camping season — by popular demand, resident camp is back at Sky High Ranch, amazing sessions are planned at Tomahawk Ranch and awesome day, family and troop camps are available across the state.
jpegSelling cookies can help get you there!

The Girl Scout Cookie Activity begins Feb. 8. Where are cookies going to take you? A week at summer camp, a trip with your troop, on an adventure of a lifetime … The sale is Feb. 8 – March 15. We’ve got two new cookies this year and Digital Cookie selling. Learn more.

jpegTroop cookie managers: Make sure your Starting Inventory Order is in eBudde by the Jan. 16 deadline. Trainings are happening now. Not sure where? Check with your Service Unit Manager or Volunteer Support Specialist.

jpegTroops: Now’s the time to plan your Family Cookie Meeting and get your girls excited with a Cookie Rally. Hold your own or find one nearby.

jpegJuliettes: Individual Girl Scouts can sell cookies too! Get in touch with the Service Unit Cookie Manager in your area this week to get set up and make sure you’ll have cookies when the sale starts!