My husband, Ken, is the best cookie dad ever. He has volunteered happily with our girls who are now Seniors, since they were Daisies. He always made sure that the girls without dads received a “Me and my guy” patch by working a booth with him. He worked a booth in subzero temps, a blizzard, and cranky girls and bought a round of hot chocolate when they were done. He made signs to “bling” our booth and taught them merchandising to maximize their sales. He has signed into eBudde to make sure the girls had primo booth sites. He even gave up his garage one year for our troop cookies. He has done all this for our troop with a smile on his face. Without Mr. Ken, as the girls call him, Troop 2879 could not have gone to New York City in 2014 and to Europe in 2017 when they graduate from high school. He is the best cookie dad ever .
For the safety of our volunteers during this winter storm, GSCO is extending the return deadline to Thursday, February 26, 2015. Please check with your local cupboard manager for hours of availability.
At our booth sale on Sunday, February 15, 2015, we had someone buy some cookies and for the change he asked that we pay it forward and give the next person the cookies. That started a ripple effect and next thing you know we had four packages to give away, but everyone kept saying, “Give it to the next and here’s some more money to buy another box.”
Everyone was so generous. We gave away (the paid for) two boxes and had four left to put in the Hometown Heroes box. We couldn’t even give them away and people were offering more. Great experience for the girls!
We hope your chilly booth sales over the weekend were successful! Today’s update is brief, as we shared the latest information we have with our volunteers on Friday in the GSCO blog. If you missed it, here’s a link
*Note: the link will take you to a web based application, some systems will need a quick download of additional software to run the application. You will need an internet connection, and computer speakers and microphone. If you cannot hear the meeting through your computer, please use the 866-232-8977 conference phone number and enter the participant code provided above.
Thank you to everyone who entered our contests for “Best Cookie Video” and “Bling Your Booth.” We received dozens of entries and 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!
Best Cookie Video
All of the entries have been uploaded to our YouTube Channel and are part of the playlist: Best Cookie Video Contest 2015. If you like a video, simply click the “thumbs up” icon beneath it. The video that receives the most “thumbs up” by Wednesday, March 4 at 9 a.m. wins!
Bling Your Booth
All of the entries have been uploaded to our Flickr page and are part of the album: #BlingYourBooth Challenge 2015. If you like a photo, simply click the star to the right beneath it. The photo that receives the most stars by Wednesday, March 4 at 9 a.m. wins!
Hi, my name’s Amelia! I am 7 years old and this is my first year in Girl Scouts. I am a Daisy and I was so excited to go out and sell cookies for the first time! I can’t wait to continue my journey through Girl Scouts with volunteering and fun activities. Girl Scouts has helped me learn responsibility, how to be respectful, helpful and friendly. I can’t wait to see what else I learn in Girl Scouts…and the badges are really cool too!
This is a story about determination. Selling Girl Scout Cookies in Colorado can sometimes be a challenging feat. With only 45 boxes away from my personal goal, I was determined today to make things happen! Here is a video of a new, clever way to buy cookies from me, even on a cold and blustery day like this.
2cups white sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil (or applesauce)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
1 1/2 boxes of samoas
1.) Preheat oven to 350F
2.) Mix the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together. Then add the eggs, milk, vegetable oil, vanilla, and water, mix for 2 minutes.
3.) Spray the cupcake pan, I had to use 2, and I still had extra batter
4.) Put just enough batter in the bottom of the cupcake pan to cover the bottom. Then press a cookie into the batter.
5.) Finish covering the cookies, each cupcakes spot should be about 3/4 full.
6.) Put the cupcakes in the oven, and bake for 30 minutes.
I used caramel frosting, but when I make these again, I’m going to use vanilla frosting.
Then toast some coconut and sprinkle it on top. Cut one of the samoas into quarters, and put it on the top.
Dani, Jadeyn, and Zoe of Troop 70586 had a blast creating a cookie song to the tune of Frozen’s “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” Singing at their booth today caught a lot of attention and many compliments!
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