Category Archives: Cookies

Ice fishing makes you hungry for cookies!

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Submitted by Lisa Westrope
Red Feather Lakes

Being in the mountains of Red Feather Lakes, our troop has come up with clever ways to sell cookies! For example, Andrea found out that ice fishing makes people hungry, so she pulled her sled out onto the ice and sold lots of cookies to folks on the lake! Way to go Andrea…and what a gorgeous day it was! We are a new troop, so this is our first time selling cookies, and the girls have sold more than twice what we originally intended.

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Need inspiration?

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Submitted by Jody Clair
Colorado Springs

I have been lucky enough to meet a wonderful young Girl Scout. Here name is Tyra and she is in a CS troop. This young lady is an inspiration to all Girl Scouts, she offered me “Would you like to buy GS cookies?” “They are $3.50 each” “Thank you for supporting GS’s!” all on her talker. A talker is an electronic box to help people speak when they cannot on their own for health reasons. Here is some more info about Tyra from her mom…Here are the pics of Tyra using her talker while selling cookies at cookie booth last year. She has been top seller for 2 years which her goal was to attend horse camp, however the first year she was sick and last year was the wildfire, so she has not yet attended camp.

Tyra loves selling cookies!!! She does not let her disabilities stop her, she is the only person in the world known with 2 missing chromosones, she has Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome and Prader Willi Syndrome.

So if you ever see Tyra, she loves to meet other Girl Scouts, just say hi, I bet she will have something to say:)

This story was picked up several media outlets in the Colorado Springs area. View our cookie media clips.

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Park Hill Girl Scout Juniors get busy building their cookie business

Submitted by Kristin Coulter
Denver

Park Hill neighborhood Junior Girl Scouts get busy building their cookie business. They work on marketing chants, review business skills and lessons learned while they work together.

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Join me for National Girl Scout Cookie Day Feb. 8th

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Me (right) doing an interview with Central City Girl Scout Ashley this last weekend on CBS 4 in Denver

Girl Scout Cookie time is here! I’ve already broken open a few packages and am enjoying every bite of these yummy treats.

But, being a lifelong Girl Scout, I also know these yummy treats benefit something really special here in our community. You see, Girl Scout Cookies help fund everything Girl Scouts, from our camps to our programs. Our Girl Scouts also use their money to travel the world, or to make a difference in their community through a take action project. Through all these experiences, girls are gaining lifelong skills, and most importantly become community leaders who will continue to make a positive difference in this world. I know for me personally Girl Scouts has made me the person I am today. I know I learned every one of the five skills that we teach girls during cookie time, and use each one of them daily — goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics.

On Feb. 8th, National Girl Scout Cookie Day, you can help Girl Scouts of Colorado spread the word on why Girl Scout Cookie time is so important to the girls. Just take to your (or your company’s) Facebook or Twitter that day, and talk about Girl Scout Cookie time. Share a personal story like mine, or talk about what you’ve learned about Girl Scouts and why you should support Girl Scouts by purchasing cookies. Link to the Girl Scouts of Colorado website (www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org) for all the details on buying cookies. We will also be giving away free Girl Scout Cookies on Facebook and Twitter throughout National Girl Scout Cookie Day.

Thank you for your support of Girl Scouts of Colorado! And we look forward to celebrating National Girl Scout Cookie Day with you on Friday!!

What is the secret to the world’s largest girl-run business?

The secret to the Girl Scout Cookie Program is what’s in the box, and I don’t mean the cookies!

To some the secret might be just a wagon full of cookies and a smile!  As Evelyn, Brownie Girl Scout from Lakewood and Auburn, Daisy Girl Scout from Littleton demonstrated on Sunday, January 27th as cookies kicked off!

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What is really in a box of cookies?  Selling cookies teaches 5 skills; goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics-aspects that are essential to leadership and to life.

So . . .just how does the cookie crumble here in Colorado?  What happens to that $3.50 a customer pays for a package of cookies?   $1.84 is used for local (Colorado) Girl Scout programming     $0.92 pays the bakery for the product     $0.72 goes to the troop as proceeds (starting at $0.60/pkg) and recognitions, and  $0.02 is other sale costs

What was my secret to selling cookies?  Being an older Girl Scout (5th-12th grade) was tough!  We used to buddy up and hit as many apartment buildings (especially ones with stairs) as we could during door to door presales (no Cookies Now! then) because we knew they were less likely to already have been asked.

The theme of the cookie program this year is What can a girl do?  So share with us, just what can a girl do?   What was or is your secret to a successful cookie program?

Summit girls receive trailer full of cookies

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Submitted by Cricket Hawkins
Top of the World – Summit County

The Girl Scouts of Top of the World – Summit County Service Unit received a tractor trailer full of cookies on Saturday the 26th. Girls, parents, leaders, and volunteers helped unload the truck in record time! Everyone then loaded each troop’s initial order into cars. A HUGE shout out to veteran Cookie Manager Mary Lorch who has been managing this for many years–thank you Mary! And thank you everyone who helped!

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Summer Program Guidebook now available online

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Before you start out on your Cookie sales this weekend, spend a few minutes perusing the 2013 Summer Program Guidebook and imagine all the fun and adventure you can have at overnight camp, day camp, troop camp, family camp or through events, series, travel opportunities and virtual opportunities.

Don’t let your Girl Scout experience fizzle over the summer, pick your path to adventure.

Summer Program Guidebooks will be in mailboxes in early February.

Learn more about camping with Girl Scouts of Colorado.