Category Archives: Cookies

Additional Cookie Booths open at 6 p.m.

Good Afternoon,

We want to thank one of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Board of Directors for securing an additional 24 booth slots for troops to choose from. To make the selection of these additional booths as fair as possible, we closed the booth selection today at 8:00 am and will reopen the selection process at 6:00 pm. Due to the limited number of additional booths we are asking that you select only ONE of these sites for your troop.

Girl Scout Cookie Time Means Contest Time

There are so many ways for you to win BIG during this year’s Girl Scout Cookies sale. We’re hosting a variety of contests, including one for best sweet and savory recipes using Girl Scout Cookies and one for the Best Cookie Dad.

Each contest is listed below along with a brief description. To learn more about the rules, deadlines, etc., click on the contest name. It will take you to the blog announcing the contest. Keep in mind, the deadline for some contests is February 22, 2015. For others, the deadline is March 27, 2015, which is the end of the sale.

Best Cookie Video Contest

For years, we’ve seen just how creative you can be when making videos to promote the Girl Scout Cookies sale. Now, we want to reward those of you who come up with the best cookie video for your Digital Cookie website. The videos with the most votes win!

Share Your Awesome Cookie-Earnings Stories

We’re so excited to hear about all of the amazing things you will do with your cookie money! Help us celebrate girls and inspire cookie customers to support you by sharing your cookie-earnings stories with us. Submit yours by March 27, 2015 and you will get a free, fun patch.

Colorado Girl Scouts: Bling Your Booth

The “Bling Your Booth” Challenge is your chance to come up with fun and creative ways to attract more customers to your cookie booth and increase sales. The photo with the most votes wins!

Cooking with Girl Scout Cookies: Recipe Contest

Girl Scouts of Colorado is hosting a recipe contest for those of you, who like to cook with Girl Scout Cookies. It is open to Girl Scouts of all ages. The only restriction is that you must be a registered Colorado Girl Scout. A panel of Girl Scouts of Colorado staff members, whose roles are not directly tied to volunteers, will select winners for both sweet and savory dishes.

Why is your Cookie Dad the best?

Dads are an important part of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie Team. That’s why this selling season we want to honor dads, who help cookie bosses all across Colorado meet their sales goals. If your Cookie Dad is the best, write a short essay about what he does that is so awesome and submit it through Share Your Stories on the Girl Scouts of Colorado web-site. The best stories will be shared here on blog and social media networks. We also have a special prize for the best submissions to show dad just how much we appreciate him for being part of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie Team.

If you have questions, please email Girl Scouts of Colorado Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper.

 

 

Best Cookie video contest

Selling Girl Scout Cookies on Digital Cookie? If so, make sure you’re taking advantage of all the tools, which Digital Cookie gives you to be creative and customize your website, like uploading a video.

For years, we’ve seen just how creative you can be when making videos to promote the Girl Scout Cookies sale. Now, we want to reward those of you who come up with the best cookie video for your Digital Cookie website through a contest.

Girl Scouts 12-years-old and younger can have a parent help them make their video. Videos submitted by Girl Scouts 13-years-old and older must be girl-done.

To enter, submit a link to the Vimeo video you created for your personal site and a brief story about it through Share Your Stories on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website. This contest is for Girl Scouts of Colorado girl members only, and entries must be received by February 22, 2015.

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!

First Prize: $100 in cookie credits

Second Prize: $50 in cookie credits

Third Prize: $25 in cookie credits

If you have questions, please email Girl Scouts of Colorado Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper.

 

 

Weekly Cookie Updates – Feb. 9

Valued Cookie Crew,

Oh, yes, it’s Cookie time, and we got the sale off to a great start this weekend, with much thanks to you and your families!

Get ready for booth sales
Council Booth Sales start on Friday, but remember you’re not limited to these locations. We’ve already seen tons of My Sale Booths, so keep up the creative selling and finding new opportunities for girls to sell! Get them in eBudde to increase traffic for these entrepreneurial sales.

Let’s be clear on online promotion
Girl Scouts of Colorado realizes that the way our volunteers and families communicate is online, and we want them to be free to promote their daughter’s cookie sale on any online sites their family chooses. This includes Facebook, Facebook Groups, Craigslist and media advertising. We ask that you involve your daughter in the sale as much as possible so she gains the Five Skills. Never provide personal information on girls online, and remember cookies can’t be sold at prices higher than the council sets — $5.50 for Toffee-tastic and $4 for all other varieties.

Digital Cookie
Digital Cookie is off to a great start also! If your families need help, Digital Cookie has an excellent support team that is available 24/7 here.

Questions?
Call in for our weekly product sales Q&A and support call Tuesday  Feb.10 6-7 p.m. (Participant code: 8356992476)

Go smart cookies, go!!

Upcoming Q&A sessions:

Feb. 10 6-7 p.m. (phone participant code: 8356992476)

Feb. 17 6-7 p.m. (phone participant code: 6457806544)

Feb. 24 6-7 p.m. (phone participant code: 6457806544)

March 3 6-7 p.m. (phone participant code: 6764837160)

March 10 6-7 p.m. (phone participant code: 8946055414)
March 17 6-7 p.m. (phone participant code: 4511610179)

*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.

Why my Daddy is the best Girl Scout Dad

Submitted by Deyanira Smith
Colorado Springs
Pikes Peak

It’s my first year as a Girl Scout, and I’m already so grateful and happy. My daddy is in the Army and he takes care of my brother while Mommy and I spend time together at meetings. He makes my favorite meals for dinner, usually extra Sloppy Joes and has it ready for when we get home after meetings. He is the best, because I know he’s tired from work, but he loves me and wants me to be the best I can and better the world by bettering myself.

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

Cooking with Girl Scout Cookies: Thin Mint Bars

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Submitted by Jessica Herstein
Highlands Ranch
Denver Metro

Ingredients:
3/4 cups + 1 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 large egg
1 + 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 cup crushed thin mints
1 cup crushed graham crackers
2 Tbsp milk
2 Tbsp vanilla pudding powder or custard powder
2 cups powdered sugar
2 drops of green food coloring
4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate

Directions:
Line a 9×9 or 9×10 pan with foil, spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
1. In a saucepan, under low heat, melt 1/2 cup butter. Add 1/4 cup sugar and 1/3 cup cocoa. Blend together. Wisk in 1 beaten egg over low heat, a little at a time. Stir for 2 minutes, until mixture thickens. Take off heat and add 1 tsp vanilla, 1 cup coconut, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, 1 cup crushed thin mints and 1 cup graham crackers. Spread into pan and press flat. Cool 1 hr.

2. Beat 1/4 cup butter until fluffy. Add 1/2 tsp vanilla, 2 tbsp milk or cream, 2 tbsp pudding powder, 2 cups of icing sugar and a few drops of food coloring. Spread evenly over 1st layer. Cool 30 minutes.

3. Melt 1 tbsp butter with 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate in the microwave. Spread over 2nd layer. Refrigerate until set.

4. Lift foil out of pan, heat knife in hot water and score top of chocolate before cutting.

This was submitted as part of the “Cooking with Cookies” recipe contest. To find out how you can enter, click here.

Share your awesome cookie-earnings stories

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We’re so excited to hear about all of the amazing things you will do with your cookie money! Cookie bosses across Colorado are setting their goals and gearing up to do a ton of good in their communities and beyond.

Help us celebrate girls and inspire cookie customers to support you. Submit your cookie-earnings story here. Be sure to include your cookie sales goals, what you’re doing with your cookie earnings, and troop number, along with a fun pic of you and your troop! Also, include:

Name

Age/level

Location

# of years as a Girl Scout

Submit yours by March 27, 2015 and you will get a free, fun patch.

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Want to share even more? Great! We’d also love to hear what you’re learning by selling cookies. Have you discovered something new this year? Did you develop a new skill? Do you have a fun or uplifting cookie customer story to share? We’re all ears! In addition to filling out the form above, submit those through Share Your Stories on the Girl Scouts of Colorado web-site.

We’ll be featuring the best submissions here on the blog, on our social media pages, and elsewhere. And, on top of giving you the opportunity to celebrate all of your inspiring cookie awesomeness, this is a chance for you to connect with and motivate each other, share ideas, and let everyone know about the incredible things you’re doing through the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

If you have questions, please email Girl Scouts of Colorado Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper.

Colorado Girl Scouts: Bling Your Booth

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The “Bling Your Booth” Challenge is your chance to come up with fun and creative ways to attract more customers and increase sales.

Here’s how to bling your booth:

  1. Pick a theme, like tropical, girl power, or glitz and glam-it’s up to you!
  2. Use cool color combinations.
  3. Create fun posters with your cookie goals, lots of awesome pictures, and maybe add balloons!
  4. Dress up, and use colored lights to invite customers to a cookie party.
  5. Add anything that makes your booth stand out from the crowd.
  6. Most importantly: Have fun!

Here are some rules to follow:

  1. Take a photo of your troop in action at your booth.
  2. Post it to the Girl Scouts of Colorado Facebook page or tag us on Twitter or Instagram (@GSColo). Don’t forget to include your troop number and cookie goal.
  3. Submit your entry by February 22, 2015!
  4. 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!

The photo with the most votes wins!

First Prize: $100 in cookie credits

Second Prize: $50 in cookie credits

Third Prize: $25 in cookie credits

Remember, you need to be 13 or over to upload your own entry. If you’re younger than 13, that’s OK! Just get some help from a volunteer, parent, or an adult you trust.

If this challenge sounds familiar, that’s because it is! Girl Scouts of the USA is also hosting a “Bling Your Booth” Challenge and giving troops across the country the chance to win $500. For more information on GSUSA’s challenge, click here.

If you have questions, please email Girl Scouts of Colorado Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper.

Cooking with Girl Scout Cookies: Recipe Contest for Colorado Girl Scouts

Thin Mints are awesome, especially if they’ve been sitting in the freezer for a week or so. Many people can’t enjoy Tagalongs without a glass of cold milk. And, we’re hearing from a lot of Girl Scouts that our new Rah-Rah Raisin cookie goes great with coffee or tea. However, we know there are so many other ways to enjoy Girl Scout Cookies and many cooks enjoy incorporating them into their favorite dishes!

To celebrate this creativity and Girl Scout Cookie sales, Girl Scouts of Colorado is hosting a recipe contest. It is open to Girl Scouts of all ages. The only restriction is that you must be a registered Colorado Girl Scout.

To enter, submit a photo of your dish and the recipe through Share Your Stories on the Girl Scouts of Colorado web-site. Entries must be received by February 22, 2015.

A panel of Girl Scouts of Colorado staff members, whose roles are not directly tied to volunteers, will select winners for both sweet and savory dishes.

First Prize: iPod Shuffle

Second Prize: Girl Scouts of Colorado Shop gift certificate

Third Prize: Girl Scouts of Colorado jump drive

If you have questions, please email Girl Scouts of Colorado Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper.