Submitted by Susan Wilson-Madsen
Ziah is a 6th grader, first year Cadette. She has been in Girl Scouts since kindergarten. Ziah loves Girl Scouts! She loves everything about Girl Scouts. She loves the badges, she loves selling cookies and she loves serving her Hometown Hero and her community. She is full of personality and it shows in her video!
Girl Scouts of Colorado Media Stars have been VERY busy spreading the word about Girl Scout cookie time these past few weeks. From Colorado Springs to Loveland to the Western Slope and everywhere in between, Girl Scouts have talked with television, radio, and newspaper reporters about all the wonderful things they can do and have done because of the Girl Scout Cookie Program.
In case you missed any of these incredible stories, here they are. We have tried to link back to as many of the articles as possible. Please keep in mind: not everything that airs on television or the radio, or is printed in the newspaper is published online
Media Star Natalie was interviewed live, on-air by 92.9 PEAK FM about the start of cookie sales. Portions of her interviewed re-aired on the radio station’s morning show and throughout the week of February 9th. Click the player below to listen to Natalie’s interview.
Girl Scout Media Stars are recruited every fall, typically in August and September. For the 2014-15 Girl Scout year, this opportunity is full. However, if you know a girl interested in being a Media Star for the 2015-16 Girl Scout year, please contact Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper.
This is my first year as a Girl Scout leader after taking over my daughter’s Troop in the fall. I took the Leadership position because it was a activity that my daughter absolutely loved and I did not want her to miss out! Little did I know that I would get so much out of being a Leader…way more than I give. I LOVE seeing the girls use their problem solving techniques while they work as a team. It is especially fun to see them develop their own voice. I recently challenged my Troop to write a script for a sales video that they can share with family and friends. I think they did a fine job!! My girls hope to earn enough money through Cookie Sales to go on a Camping trip this spring. Thank you for watching!
Submitted by Emma Johnson
Northern and Northeastern Colorado
My name is Emma and I am a first year Junior. I just moved to Colorado from Michigan and my troop has really welcomed me here. We are saving our cookie money for camp but we haven’t decided which one yet. Whichever one we pick I can’t wait to go to camp here in Colorado!
What a wonderful response we have had to the cookie sale this first week. Right now, all of the available cookies for the sale are in girl’s hands – this is unprecedented!
Everyone from the bakery to staff to volunteers are doing everything they can to help girls achieve their goals and get them the product they need to help their cookie businesses thrive – we’ll keep you updated when we anticipate more cookies to be available in your local cookie cupboard.
What can we do if we need cookies?
Do troop to troop transfers — communicate through your service unit or the GSCO Classifieds to try to find available inventory.
Encourage families to return any cookies they don’t intend to sell this week to the troop cookie manager.
Encourage girls to go old school and take orders for door-to door sales. Keep cookies in the troop and family cupboard for booths.
You don’t have to wait for Feb. 25 to return full cases – you can help other troops with extremely low inventory by returning cookies you don’t intend to sell in the next week to your service unit cupboard
Smart Girl Scout entrepreneurs know to use the law of supply and demand – lack of supply builds demand and excitement.
Keep your booth sales! It’s OK to sell out of some varieties and take orders at booths.
Sell what you have! The good news is that the cookies our customers love the most and that equate to nearly half of our sale are Thin Mints and Samoas, and those are the varieties we have the most of in the state!
Help us plan for the rest of the sale – please take some time this week to update the Girl Orders tab in eBudde. We need an accurate count of cookies allocated to the girls and amount of money collected from the girls to get a better idea of where we stand and what we need.
Cupboard volunteers rock!
Please thank our cookie and cupboard managers for all they do! You wouldn’t believe how hard these local volunteers work. They are cookie heroines and heroes.
Right here, right now, you are an important part of a truly historic sale. Girl Scouts of Colorado is on pace to break all records, and we can’t thank YOU enough!