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Button Rock Bakery and Girl Scout Troop 710: Perfect business partners

Submitted by Laura Chaney

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

Girl Scout Troop 710 partnered with Button Rock Bakery in Lafayette to form the perfect combo. The bakery invested almost $1,000 in our Girl Scout Cookies. Button Rock Bakery is owned by Jamie Lachel and she has surrounded herself with a talented staff of all women employees. The ladies at the Button Rock Bakery have taken the challenge to use Girl Scout Cookies to create some incredibly unique and tasty treats. How can you possibly make a Thin Mint better??? Our whole troop can’t wait to come back to the bakery at 1377 Forest Park Circle Suite 102 in Lafayette and taste all the new creations. Button Rock Bakery was thrilled to be able to purchase our gluten-free Toffee-Tastic to use in their gluten-free baked goods.

The girls in Girl Scout Troop 710 will use the proceeds from the cookies sold this season to fund a troop camping trip to Meadow Mountain Ranch, an exciting overnight at the Cave of the Winds (camping INSIDE the actual cave), and countless badges and field trip opportunities. The cookie program truly provides so many opportunities to the girls and it is the customers supporting the girls during who are the true heart of the cookie program. So, thank you to Button Rock Bakery and to every single person who has bought a package of Girl Scout Cookies this season. Every package is an adventure, new experience, new skill, and an opportunity to help make the world a better place.

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

Uniform to Uniform: Broomfield Police Officer visits Troop 65576

Submitted by Crystal Fox

Metro Denver

Broomfield

Broomfield Police doing what they do best, community! We ADORE our police officers and respect what they do so much. The girls were so excited to have Officer Becker visit them at Walmart on 121st Ave. in Broomfield. She showed the girls her car, let them sit in the driver’s seat, and be in the back. She also purchased a package of Thin Mints and donated $16! She is a Girl Scout alum and was so excited to share what she loved about being an officer with our girls. Such a fun morning!

Our Girl Scouts said they were excited to share their experiences about being a Girl Scout with the officer and have the officer share memories with them about when she was a Girl Scout.

Invite uniformed personnel, such as law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, etc., to visit you at your cookie booth as part of Uniform to Uniform! Learn all about this new patch program on the GSCO Blog: https://bit.ly/2VaYX1a

Cooking with Girl Scout Cookies at Standley Lake High School

In addition to being a Girl Scouts of Colorado Media Star, Girl Scout Senior Rhianna D. of  Westminster is a Pro Start student, a professional culinary prep program, at Standley Lake High School.  This year, GSCO challenged Media Stars statewide to come up with fun and creative ways to spread the word about the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Together, Rhianna and her teacher, Danielle McCracken, came up with the idea for a “Cooking with Girl Scout Cookies” competition. There were five groups of students who developed recipes using Girl Scout Cookies. The goal was to picture and share both the final product as a whole and the product plated (like for a restaurant).

Check out the recipes for these delicious desserts here:

Cooking with Girl Scout Cookies 1

Cooking with Girl Scout Cookies 2

 

 

Uniform to Uniform: Girl Scout Junior meets Pueblo Police Officer

Submitted by Elaina H.

Pueblo & Southeastern CO

Pueblo

Girl Scout Junior Brooklynn was hosting a cookie booth at Walmart in Pueblo when she saw a local police officer. Brooklynn approached the officer and asked if she like to buy some cookies. Afterwards, they compared uniforms!

Invite uniformed personnel, such as law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, etc., to visit you at your cookie booth as part of Uniform to Uniform! Learn all about this new patch program on the GSCO Blog: https://bit.ly/2VaYX1a

2019 Best Cookie Dad contest: My Cookie Dad

Submitted by Tracy E.

Pikes Peak

Canon City

Hi! My name is Mackenzie and I am 8-years-old. This is my first year in Girl Scouts and I am a Brownie. I wanted to join Girl Scouts to spend time with my mom and learn new things and make lots of friends. Since my mom is the troop leader, my dad helps me sell cookies. I want to sell 1,000 packages, so I can go to Elitch Gardens. My dad has been helping so much with my goal. I have sold over 800 packages because my dad takes me all over and comes to my booths. He is the best daddy in the world. I could not do it without his help.

I love Girl Scouts because I get to meet new friends and learn new things. Girl Scouts is the best!

Dads are an important part of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie Team. That’s why we honor dads who help Girl Scouts all across Colorado meet their goals. Tell us about what makes your dad an awesome Cookie Dad and he could win a cool prize. 

Uniform to Uniform: Firefighters visit Troop 62816

Submitted by Heidi Kane

Metro Denver

Federal Heights

Local firefighters visited Troop 62816 at our King Soopers cookie booth in Federal Heights. While we sold cookies, there was a woman who showed up at the booth. The florescent stripes on her outfit hinted at the fact that she was a firefighter. As she slowed down while walking past the booth, we asked if she would take a picture with us. She agreed. Then, another firefighter showed up and bought a package of Samoas. After they left, everyone at the booth agreed that it was so empowering to be able to take a picture with a strong and heroic woman!

Invite uniformed personnel, such as law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, etc., to visit you at your cookie booth as part of Uniform to Uniform! Learn all about this new patch program on the GSCO Blog: https://bit.ly/2VaYX1a

Smart Cookie: March 4, 2019

We’re in the final stretch of the Girl Scout Cookie Program and our young entrepreneurs are wrapping up their businesses for the season. It’s been an amazing program and we can’t thank you enough for the hard work, long hours, and endless enthusiasm you – our volunteers – provide to keep things running smoothly.

Check in with your girls to make sure no one has inventory they don’t think they can sell. If you need additional inventory to fill orders or for final booths, please check with troops in your service unit first for troop-to-troop transfers.

Hometown Hero booths

At this point in the program, many customers have already purchased cookies, but generous Coloradans are happy to support your Hometown Hero if you ask. Set up your remaining booth as a Hometown Hero booth, make a poster with images and facts about your hero organization, and when folks walk by your booth ask, “Would you like to purchase a package of Girl Scout Cookies for our Hometown Hero?” Tell them how many packages you’re hoping to collect and explain more about your hero and what they do.

You can also add, “We’ve got plenty of your favorite varieties if you want to stock your freezer until next year’s sale, too!”

“Uniform to Uniform” patch 

The first 200 Girl Scouts have claimed their “Uniform to Uniform” patch. However, it can still be earned and purchased in the GSCO Shop. Patches are $1.50/ each.

“Go for Bold” with Girl Scout S’mores

Everything is more fun with S’mores! The Girl Scout S’mores cookie is still a popular choice for customers this year. Hearing that customers want more S’mores, we have a fun promotion to support additional sales. You must complete the S’mores Form by 5 p.m. on March 12 to be entered into the drawing.

Learn more

Celebrate Girl Scout Week

To celebrate Girl Scout Week 2019, Girl Scouts of Colorado is hosting a photo challenge! Just submit your favorite Girl Scout photo and the story behind it using the Share Your Stories form. Winners will be featured in future GSCO marketing materials, on GSCO’s social media networks, and on the GSCO Blog.

Cookie program wrap-up

  • Allocate cookies: Make sure all the cookies in your troop’s inventory are allocated to girls in your troop. There should be no cookies in the troop cupboard that are not allocated to girls in the troop. Once everything is allocated, remind your girls to select their rewards. Reward orders are due in eBudde by 8 p.m. March 12. Don’t forget, girls have the option of holding Cookie Credits at council to be applied to summer camp fees.
  • Money problem reporting: Money Problem Reports are due by 5 p.m. on March 15. To file, you’ll need the total amount of uncollected debt, the basic contact information for the person responsible for the debt, and a description of the situation and supporting documentation.
  • If your girls sold 50 or more Gift of Caring packages, don’t forget to submit the form by March 12 to receive your free patches.

Upcoming Dates

March 10 

Cookie program ends

March 12

Troops will be locked out of eBudde at 11:59 p.m. Make sure all cookies are allocated, and all girl rewards are selected.

March 13 

Last day to pick up HTH cookies from a cupboard

March 15 

Deadline to submit money problem reports.

March 20

ACH debit occurs for total amount owed to council.

April 15

Cookie Credits begin being mailed directly to girls.

April 22

Cookie rewards begin to ship to service unit cookie managers.

April 30

Last day to sell excess inventory.

 

Uniform to Uniform: We love first responders

Submitted by Stacy Tone

Northern & Northeastern CO

Frederick

We are Troop 77911. This is perfect. Our leader is a nurse and we held a first aid, emergency preparedness fair for our Bronze Award and used cookie money to buy CPR manikins. Last month, we had Officer Price with Erie PD hang out with us at our booth and we had a visit from some awesome firefighters. We are also sponsored by Carbon Valley VFW post 9741 Auxiliary, so we spend quite a bit of time with some amazing veterans.

These Cadettes are the definition of G.I.R.L. They are go-getters as the vice-president and secretary of their student council. They are innovators as winners of the regional science fair and are excited to go to the State Science Fair in April. For their bridging from Cadettes to Seniors, they will walk the bridge from Arlington Cemetery to the Lincoln Monument. As leaders, they started a Daisy troop this year and will once again PA at “Knots, Knives and Knonsense” and “Camp Among the Pines.” In addition to Girl Scouts, they are on the volleyball and basketball teams, student council, and both will be starting the bio-med program and honors program in the fall.

Invite uniformed personnel, such as law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, etc., to visit you at your cookie booth as part of Uniform to Uniform! Learn all about this new patch program on the GSCO Blog: https://bit.ly/2VaYX1a

Empty cookie packages needed for Daisy event

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s annual Daisy Flower Garden event at the Denver Botanic Gardens is right around the corner! We are collecting empty Girl Scout cookie packages for an upcycled craft at the event and would love your help with the collection. All varieties are accepted, and packages should be empty and flattened.

Troops in the Metro Denver region, you can bring your empty packages to your next service unit meeting and your volunteer support specialist will bring them to our Denver office for you.

We will collect packages until April 4, 2019.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

Uniform to Uniform: Pueblo Girl Scouts with Pueblo Firefighters

Submitted by Kylee Watada

Pueblo & Southeastern CO

Pueblo

Our Girl Scouts are our working hard to support our community. They are selling cookies to make backpacks for our local foster children. Our local fire department stopped by our cookie booth to support our girls.

These girls are real go-getters. They have all almost met their goals and have continued to work hard.

Invite uniformed personnel, such as law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, etc., to visit you at your cookie booth as part of Uniform to Uniform! Learn all about this new patch program on the GSCO Blog: https://bit.ly/2VaYX1a