Tag Archives: 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program

Best Cookie Video contest: Hazel’s cookie video

Submitted by Hazel E.

Metro Denver

Denver

To kick off the Girl Scout Cookie Program, we made a little video of Hazel’s first Girl Scout cookie taste test! As a first-year Brownie, she had never been exposed to all of the different flavors so before she got out to sell them, she wanted to try them. This video has increased her sales dramatically. Our troop cookie sales goal is 900 and we’re well on our way!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form and is part of the 2018 contest for Best Cookie Video

Best Cookie Video contest: Mia’s cookie video

Submitted by Anna L.

Fort Carson

Pikes Peak

Mia is a gifted, STEM-loving, introverted Brownie who loves crafting stories. For the Fall Product Program,  she created a skit with some of her toys because she didn’t want to appear on camera, and she decided to do something similar for cookie season. I helped her film it, but the concept, script, and voice/acting is all her. She drew upon the theme for sales and set her video at the beach, with a hidden appearance from a certain sea turtle, and a cameo from “S’mores,” the mascot from the Fall Product Program (not the actual stuffed animal, but a brown rabbit finger puppet we got at the Fountain Creek Nature Center when we went for our hiking and bugs badges.)

As Mia’s mom, I’ve watched Girl Scouts give her the confidence to use her skills, and take risks. As her troop leader, I’ve seen her ambition for reaching her goals pay off. I never would have guessed that she would have an interest in selling or talking to new people, let alone go above and beyond on her own volition. It’s been an amazing adventure to witness!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form and is part of the 2018 contest for Best Cookie Video

Media Stars spread the word about Girl Scout Cookie time

From television to radio to newspapers and even social media, Girl Scouts of Colorado Media Stars have been working hard to spread the word about the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program and all the amazing things girls do with their cookie money.

From Grand Junction to Colorado Springs to Greeley and Denver, here are a few media interviews featuring our Media Stars.

Jan. 28, 2018

Girl Scout Junior Olivia A. and Sandra “Pebbles” Allen, Assistant Camp Director at Sky High Ranch, told Drew Smith of Cumulus Colorado Pulse how Girl Scout Cookies help Girl Scouts fund their fun at Girl Scout Camp and that registration for Girl Scout Camp is now underway.

Feb. 2, 2018

Girl Scout Junior Bella K. of Windsor and her mom/troop leader, Amanda K., joined CBS4 This Morning in Denver to talk about the Girl Scout Cookie Program and where the money goes.

Girl Scout Gold Award candidate Cassidy C. of Highlands Ranch talked with Denver7 about the important life lessons she has learned from selling Girl Scout Cookies.

Girl Scouts (and sisters) Taylor and Lauren, along with GSCO Volunteer Support Specialist Allison Ellington, told Chelsea Helms of KREX-TV in Grand Junction what they have learned from the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

Feb. 3, 2018

Girl Scouts (and sisters) Tessa and Diana told CBS4 in Denver what they have learned from the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

Feb. 4, 2018

Girl Scouts Laela and Layla told Fox21 News in Colorado Springs that selling Girl Scout Cookies taught them how to talk to adults.

Girl Scout Brownie Troop 17104 kicked of the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program with a My Sale at Discovery Auto in Grand Junction.

Feb. 6, 2018

Girl Scouts Addison, Chloe, and Charlotte set up at cookie booth at 9News in Denver and talked with Corey Rose and Gary Shapiro about their favorite cookie.

Feb. 7, 2018

Girl Scout Junior Bella K. of Windsor allowed a reporter with the Greeley Tribune to “walk along” as she sold Girl Scout Cookies door-to-door on Super Bowl Sunday.

Feb. 8, 2018

Faith, along with Girl Scouts of Colorado Team Lead Cindi Graves, talked about the Girl Scout Cookie Program with Jay Greene of KKCO-TV in Grand Junction.

 

Media Stars are recruited every fall, typically in August and September. If you know a girl interested in being a Media Star, please contact Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper. 

 

 

 

Skyla’s Awesome Dad

Submitted by Skyla Decloedt

Colorado Springs

Pikes Peak

My dad is always helping me out. For cookie season, my dad is helping me sell cookies left and right. After school, we might go set up a booth or we might go door to door. He is really good at helping me selling cookies and he is not afraid of the competition– I have to remind him sometimes it’s for our troop. Although its my first year in Girl Scouts, I think I’m doing pretty good (mostly because my dad). I love being in Girl Scouts. Today after school he took me to go sell cookies and I sold about 60 packages of cookies. He has so many friends who like Girl Scout Cookies, which is really helpful. When it comes to helping me sell cookies, my dad is the best at it. This is my awesome dad and I’m so glad I have him.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form and is part of the 2018 contest for Best Cookie Dad.  Is your Cookie Dad the best? Tell us about him and he’ll win a cool prize!

Granby Girl Scouts Service Unit donate to Fire Department

Submitted by Cricket Hawkins

Granby

Mountain Communities

Grand Fire Protection District 1 – Red Dirt Fire Station, located in Granby, Colorado was at the ready and provided space for the Grand County Girl Scouts to receive and allocate their initial cookie order to the local troops on Saturday, January 27. One of the firefighters is holding just a FEW! of the boxes that the troops donated to the station. Thank you FDFS fire fighters!

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

Smart Cookie: Feb. 5, 2018

The Girl Scout Cookie Program got off to a super start as girls went door-to-door on Super Bowl Sunday. We’re hearing reports of girls who had tremendous sales, and plenty of Super Bowl-watching parties featured Girl Scout Cookies for dessert!

If your girl sold 50 or more packages door-to-door on kickoff Sunday, don’t forget to fill out this form to claim her free Super Bowl patch. The deadline to submit the form is tomorrow, Feb. 6.

Cupboards are open
Cookie Cupboards are open around the state if you need to restock your inventory. Please check your local cupboard hours in eBudde and try to give one week’s notice for orders to be filled. Be mindful that many cupboards are managed by volunteers and will have varying hours.

Council booth sites begin Feb. 16
Council booth selections have been made, and girls across the state are getting ready to Bling their Booths! Check eBudde for additional booth locations, and please release in eBudde any booths that your girls will not be able to staff so that another troop or girl can have the chance to sell there.

Be booth ready

While your girls and their families are out and about selling Girl Scout Cookies, they often get asked about Girl Scouting, and we want everyone to know that Girl Scouts is about so much more than selling cookies! Let’s show everyone how the world’s largest girl-led entrepreneurial program prepares girls to lead, learn, and succeed all while making it possible for them to embark on amazing adventures, form a lifetime of memories, and unleash the power of G.I.R.L. (go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, leaders)™ to change the world. Share this two-sided sheet with girls and families for tips on how to answer “Why Girl Scouts?” like a pro!

Don’t forget Digital Cookie

Remind the girls in your troop that Digital Cookie is an easy way to add to your sales. Girls can add a video message or a photo, share their goals and what they’ve learning by selling cookies, then share their digital cookie link with friends and family, even those living in other states.

Upcoming dates
Feb. 16: Council booths begin

Feb. 23-25: National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

March 11: Cookie program ends

March 13: Rewards orders due in eBudde

Pikes Peak Region to host open house

The Pikes Peak Region of Girl Scouts of Colorado will host an open house at its office on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The office is located at 5353 N. Union Blvd., Suite 101 in Colorado Springs. Anyone is welcome to attend, and while an RSVP is not required, it is appreciated. Please call Debbie Swanson at 719-304-8322, or contact her at debbie.swanson@gscolorado.org, to give her your reservation.

The invitation to attend has been sent to community and business leaders in the area, along with donors, alumnae, and volunteers. Guests will sample Girl Scout Cookies and learn how to find cookie booths in their area, so they can purchase cookies. They will also see a demonstration of the online cookie ordering process for those guests who are acquainted with a Girl Scout with whom an order can be placed. Other snacks and beverages will be provided.

Guests will also hear about what the Girl Scouts will be doing in the Pikes Peak Region for 2018. This will include an Outreach Program to enroll girls who come from low-resource areas, the Gold Award, and some potential fundraisers. All are invited to come and learn more about the Girl Scouts of Colorado!

Cookie Volunteers: This National “Thank You” Month, we’re lookin’ at YOU

From Girl Scouts of the USA

It’s National Thank You Month, and this year we want to shout out our amazing lead taking, logistics crushing, mountain moving, make-it-happen-no-matter-what cookie volunteers who work so hard and give so much during Girl Scout Cookie season to ensure girls’ success!

Because when you support girls as they run their very own cookie businesses (through the largest entrepreneurial program for girls in the world!), you’re playing a key role in powering unique experiences for them and their troops all year long. You’re also making it possible for them to learn essential life skills that will set them up for a lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure. Because success is the Girl Scout way, and the cookie program would not be as effective as it is without your undying passion, dedication, and hard work. That’s a fact!

So the next time you feel tired, a little overwhelmed, or even ready to quit, please know that we see you, we appreciate you, and what you’re doing for the girls in your community is meaningful and long-lasting. It is mentors like you who make sure your girls’ G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ spirit continues to shine bright—not just during cookie season but all year.

Today, no matter what your role is at Girl Scouts, take the time to celebrate everyone in our unstoppable Movement. Let the cookie volunteers, leaders, and parents you work with know:

  1. How their work makes a difference to you and the girls they serve
  2. One thing you appreciate most about their efforts during cookie season (and beyond!)
  3. One time they really helped you or one of your girls out of a bind
  4. A unique story about a girl who they might have had an extra special effect on through their mentorship during this super busy time of the Girl Scout year

Write them a thank-you note (have the girls in your troop join in on the fun too!); bring a special treat to your next troop meeting for them; or shout them out, loud and proud, on social media with #NationalThankYouMonth. Make sure to tag @girlscouts and @gscolo, and let us know your favorite way to show thanks for the Girl Scouts who make a difference in your life every day. We can’t wait to hear your best thank-yous and fill up on all that heart-warming, life-changing, bond-forming appreciation!

Happy National Thank You Month!

Earn TWO free fun patches during the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program

Colorado Girl Scouts can earn two free fun patches during the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program.

 

 

 

 

 

In celebration of the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program beginning on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4, any Colorado Girl Scout who sells 50 packages (or more) of Girl Scout Cookies door-to-door will earn a free fun patch! You can let us know you sold 50 packages by filling out this online form (https://girlscoutsofcolorado.formstack.com/forms/game_day_patch_2018). Be sure to include your goals, Hometown Hero, and troop number, along with a fun picture of you and/or your troop selling. The deadline to complete the form is Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018.

 

 

 

 

Salute America’s heroes by selling 50 (or more) packages of Gift of Caring Girl Scout Cookies between Sunday, Feb. 4, and Sunday, March 11, 2018. Any Girl Scout who does will receive a free, special-order fun patch after completing this online form (https://girlscoutsofcolorado.formstack.com/forms/goc_patch_2018). Be sure to include your goals and troop number, along with a fun pic of you and your troop. The deadline to complete the form is Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

These patches are available only to Colorado Girl Scouts.

 

 

 

 

Be “booth ready” for the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program

While girls and families are out and about selling Girl Scout Cookies, they often get asked about Girl Scouting in general, and we want everyone to know that Girl Scouts is about so much more than selling cookies! Let’s show all our cookie customers how the world’s largest girl-led entrepreneurial program prepares girls to lead, learn, and succeed all while making it possible for them to embark on amazing adventures, form a lifetime of memories and unleash the power of G.I.R.L. (go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, leaders)™ to change the world. Share this two-sided sheet with girls and families for tips on how to answer “Why Girl Scouts?” like a pro!