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Cookie bosses go digital

Submitted by GSUSA

Yes, you read that right! Digital Cookie is a groundbreaking new addition to the iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program you know and love—the first-ever national digital platform in the program’s history. This enhancement takes the cookie program beyond the booth, creating another fun, safe, interactive space for girls to sell cookies. It’s a total game changer!

And this is just the beginning. The 2014 launch of Digital Cookie is only the first phase of a multi-year project to get Girl Scouts building their online cookie businesses—learning more, earning more, and having more fun. Future versions of Digital Cookie will provide improved user experiences for girls and cookie customers alike, and a more robust customer interface to make it even easier for customers to support girls through their cookie purchases.

Right now the majority of the 112 Girl Scout councils nationwide are participating in Digital Cookie during the 2014–2015 cookie season, and more are expected to be on board by the end of 2015, using an updated “version 2.0.”

Just like with our traditional cookie sale, all the money girls earn through Digital Cookie stays with their local council, and girls decide how to reinvest it back into their neighborhoods and communities. Like all Girl Scout Cookie consumers, Digital Cookie customers are not only getting a delicious treat—they are also making an important investment in their communities.

Keep in mind, though, that Girl Scout Cookies are still only available during Girl Scout Cookie season, so whether you stock up at a traditional sale or through Digital Cookie, make sure you get them before they are gone!

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers…

Will Digital Cookie be available in my area?

Visit www.girlscouts.org/digitalcookieto see if Digital Cookie is available in your market.

How will shipping be calculated?

All shipping costs associated with Digital Cookie are in line with industry standards set by many reputable delivery services. The cost associated is comparable to what a customer would pay when buying Girl Scout Cookies at a booth sale and shipping the cookies themselves.

Is this online option safe for girls? 

Digital Cookie emphasizes the safety of both girls and customers. There are specific safety requirements and regulations put in place that are in line with the traditional cookie program’s safety regulations, with the appropriate caregiver monitoring the cookie sale. As is true with the traditional cookie program, a parent, guardian, caregiver, or buddy (depending on the age of the Girl Scout) must be with the girl when she’s delivering cookies.

What about the girls who are not participating in Digital Cookie?

Girls not participating in Digital Cookie may call and send email messages to alert friends and family to product sales, and they can accept customer commitments via email or telephone. Girls who are 13 years of age or older may use social networking sites to market product, but must follow council and GSUSA guidelines.

Today’s girls are digital natives, and they wanted a cookie program that could teach them twenty-first-century skills in twenty-first-century ways—skills they’ll need to have in order to be leaders in today’s high-tech world. Well, that cookie program is now here, and we’re more excited than ever before!

State’s Top Sellers Celebrate at CEO’s House

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The state’s top cookie sellers arrived in style to dinner at the home of Girl Scouts of Colorado’s President and CEO Stephanie Foote on Saturday, July 12. The guests of honor arrived at Stephanie’s house by limo and spent the evening celebrating and sharing their success.

“My friends didn’t believe that I was going to a Girl Scout dinner in a limo,” said Caitlin Lorch, 18, of Dillon. So she Instagramed the proof. The girls enjoyed a taco bar and fancy bundt cakes for dessert.

These special girls came from as far away as Durango and Silt to attend this private dinner party. Congrats, girls! Each girl shared their secret to their cookie selling success, and you can hear their tips here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_G9n00uaXA&feature=youtu.be. GSCO Board Chair Connie Campbell attended the dinner as well and remarked their their advice would help them to succeed in all areas of their life, now and in the future. Incoming Board Chair Michelle Rose-Hughes and Board Member Jennifer Colosimo attended as well.

Top 14 of 14
Paige Phelps, Thornton — 5157 packages
Madison Walker, Arvada — 3663 packages
Caitlin Lorch, Dillon –3520 packages
Jacquelyne Orozco-Egan, Aurora — 3502 packages
Joanna Steger, Lochbuie — 2793 packages
Ciara Leal, Lakewood — 2712 packages
Olivia Gomez-Cruz, Durango — 2590 packages
Erica Dorgan, Arvada — 2586 packages
Brittany Blish, Arvada — 2572 packages
Charlotte Blish, Arvada — 2571 packages
Rhaya Carmichael, Silt — 2501 packages
Lorinda Bargas, Englewood — 2444 packages
Emma Harris, Castle Rock — 2229 packages
Alycia Vigil, Lakewood — 2165 packages

See all of the photos from the special evening https://www.flickr.com/photos/gscolorado/sets/72157645676942314/

Guess who’s coming to the CEO’s house for dinner? The Top 14 of 2014!

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Girl Scouts of Colorado’s President and CEO Stephanie Foote has invited the state’s top 14 cookie sellers to dinner at her house this Saturday, July 12. The guests of honor will arrive at Stephanie’s house by limo and spend the evening celebrating and sharing their success. These special girls are coming from as far away as Durango and Silt to attend this private dinner party. Congrats, girls!

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Top 14 of 14
Paige Phelps, Thornton — 5157 packages
Madison Walker, Arvada — 3663 packages
Caitlin Lorch, Dillon –3520 packages
Jacquelyne Orozco-Egan, Aurora — 3502 packages
Joanna Steger, Lochbuie — 2793 packages
Ciara Leal, Lakewood — 2712 packages
Olivia Gomez-Cruz, Durango — 2590 packages
Erica Dorgan, Arvada — 2586 packages
Brittany Blish, Arvada — 2572 packages
Charlotte Blish, Arvada — 2571 packages
Rhaya Carmichael, Silt — 2501 packages
Lorinda Bargas, Englewood — 2444 packages
Emma Harris, Castle Rock — 2229 packages
Alycia Vigil, Lakewood — 2165 packages

Even wolves love Girl Scout Cookies

Submitted by Alex Cruickshank
Boulder

A couple years ago, we heard that W.O.L.F. Sanctuary (near Ft. Collins) was hit by the High Park Fire. Some of their structures were damaged, but thanks to the amazing work by the W.O.L.F. crew, the wolves were all safely evacuated.

Then, last year, the sanctuary was damaged by the floods. Again, the wolves were safe, but the property was damaged.

As a Boulder troop, we wanted to choose a Hometown Hero who had been impacted by the flooding that had impacted so many of us. And as animal lovers, the girls voted to nominate W.O.L.F. We were so excited when the sanctuary not only accepted our nomination, they also invited us up to visit!

The girls of Junior Troop 2971 piled into the car and made the journey (2 hours each way – and the excitement kept our energy up the whole way) on April 27.

We were introduced to the brilliant volunteers of the sanctuary, who then introduced us to all the residents! We learned about the sad tales that brought most of these guys to the sanctuary and the importance of leaving wild animals wild. These wolves have come to Colorado because people thought they could have them as pets – but wolves just don’t make good pets.

We also learned that wolves like Girl Scout cookies!! Isabeau couldn’t get enough of the trefoils. And we got to pet the ambassador wolves, Bella and Rajan and feed Pax some treats.

Troop 2971 thanks everyone who bought cookies from us this season, making this trip possible. We also thank W.O.L.F. for an amazing day. The girls want to let everyone know that you can learn more about W.O.L.F. by visiting http://www.wolfsanctuary.net and you can learn about how to help W.O.L.F. move to a new location that will better serve their needs by visiting http://www.gofundme.com/754aqs

This story was submitted via the Share Your Stories form. http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/share. You can share your Girl Scout moments too.

Girl Scout Troop 132 in Grand Junction donates Hometown Hero cookies to Colorado Dept. of Transportation

Girl Scout Troop 132 of Grand Junction delivered Hometown Hero cookies to three CDOT employees in recognition of their efforts this winter in plowing snow at Eisenhower Tunnel and on Vail Pass during the weekends (Jim Gammill TM-II, Janet Lindley TM-III, and Andre Pelletier TM-II from Region 3 Traffic Operations) and four employees for spending time in Greeley during the flood response (David Oldham EIT-II, Richard Sarchet PE-II, Sean Yeates PE-II, and Devin Drayton EPST-III). Girl Scout troops select a Hometown Hero and ask their customers to purchases boxes of cookies to be donated to their heroes. This year Troop 132 (Teresa Cerise-McBride, Royanna Crawford, and Carissa Crawford) chose CDOT as their Hometown Heroes.

Photos by Bill Crawford, CDOT

(From left) Carissa Crawford, Teresa Cerise-McBride, Royanna Crawford, Sean Yeats and Devin Drayton.
(From left) Carissa Crawford, Teresa Cerise-McBride, Royanna Crawford, Sean Yeats and Devin Drayton.
(From left)  Jim Gammill, Teresa Cerise-McBride, David Oldham, Royanna Crawford, Richard Sarchet, Janet Lindley, Andre Pelletier, and Carissa Crawford.
(From left) Jim Gammill, Teresa Cerise-McBride, David Oldham, Royanna Crawford, Richard Sarchet, Janet Lindley, Andre Pelletier, and Carissa Crawford.

 

 

Estes Park troop delivers Hometown Hero cookies

Submitted by Jenny Miles
Estes Park

Daisy/Brownie Troop 70455 brought 45 boxes of Hometown Hero cookies to our local Fire Department and Dive and Rescue. They had a wonderful time and even had a tour of the Fire Station too.

This story was submitted via the Share Your Stories form. http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/share. You can share your Girl Scout moments too.

Daisy Troop 10852’s Hometown Hero – Jack’s Place

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Submitted by Cricket Hawkins
Edwards

Eagle Valley Daisy Troop 10852 recently dropped off 60 boxes of cookies to their Hometown Hero, Jack’s Place at the Shaw Regional Cancer Center in Edwards. Jack’s Place is a Cancer Caring House that provides onsite day and overnight lodging for patients and their families and/or caregivers. Way to go girls!

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

Troop 2714 helps pay for a new heart

Submitted by Genevieve O’Bryan
Cottonwood

A beloved teacher, Joyce Bustamante, at Stargate Charter School has a granddaughter in need of a heart transplant. Delanee was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome or Shone’s Anomoly before she was born. She had her first open heart surgery when she was just 22 days old. Over the past 12 years Delanee’s condition has deteriorated. Recently, she was placed on the heart donor list and is currently undergoing the necessary work to be ready when there is a heart available. Once a heart is available, the family will need to mobilize quickly to get Delanee to the hospital. Following the surgery, Delanee will need a great deal of care from her entire family. As you can imagine, this is going to cost a great deal of money (early estimates are over $500,000 in medical expenses alone) and much of those expenses will not be covered by insurance.

The school has banded together to raise money for Delanee. The eight Daisies from Troop 2714 decided to use their profits from 2014 cookie sales to give to Delanee and her family. They presented her with a check for $225 at a schoolwide assembly on March 14. The school has raised over $17,000 as a community toward Delanee’s medical bills.

This story was submitted via the Share Your Stories form. http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/share You can share your Girl Scout moments too.

Colorado Girl Scouts send cookies to the military

From Kay Martley, Girl Scouts of Colorado volunteer coordinator for the cookies to the military program (Photos by Colorado Girl Scout volunteer Carol Klein)  

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The annual Hearts Across the Miles Girl Scout Cookie packaging event for the military took place on Saturday, March 15th, at the Colorado National Guard Armory in Aurora. More than 70 volunteers, many of them Girl Scouts and their families, participated in packing the cookies that will be sent to soldiers who are on deployment. These cookies were sold by the Girl Scouts during the annual cookie program and bought by the public knowing the cookies would be sent to soldiers. A cookie from home gives our soldiers solace and confirms that we are all thinking of them. Hearts is a volunteer group of active and retired military, and they raise the funds to cover the cost of shipping. Approximately 6,500 packages of Girl Scout Cookies were donated to this effort this year. These cookies supported 23 deployed units as well as the Veterans’ Administration, local Colorado National Guard units and Buckley Air Force Base. About 45 packed boxes of cookies were held back and will be shipped off in the coming months to additional deployed units.

“It’s obvious this a labor of love for our local community. It’s also obvious that the Girl Scouts are the key to its success,” said Al Gonzalez, President, Hearts Across the Miles.