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Smart Cookie: Feb. 19, 2018

Last week to #BlingYourBooth

We had a beautiful holiday weekend to kick off council-sponsored booths and Girl Scouts were out selling in style! Did you #BlingYourBooth? Don’t forget to post a photo to the Girl Scouts of Colorado Facebook page with the hashtag #BlingYourBooth. Entries are due Feb. 22. First prize is $200 in Cookie Credits! Contest details and rules »

Have s’more fun and win

Let’s celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, Feb. 23-25, with GSCO’s new Girl Scout S’mores contest. Together with Little Brownie Bakers, Girl Scouts of Colorado is announcing two new ways for girls and troops to win big when promoting Girl Scout S’mores cookies!

Decorate your booth with a s’mores theme for a chance to win a Girl Scout Cookie costume and a jumbo cookie box filled with Girl Scout S’mores for you to enjoy. You are welcome to enter your booth into both the #BlingYourBooth contest and S’mores Booth contest as long as it has a s’mores theme. Two booths will be selected by an independent panel to receive the prize. The booth can take place at any time, but entries must be received between Feb. 23-25. To enter, just email a photo of your s’mores-themed booth to GSCO Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper, being sure to include a little information about your troop, your cookie sales strategy, and Hometown Hero. The winners will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27.

For troops, every two cases of Girl Scout S’mores taken from the cupboard starting today through the end of the cookie program will earn you an entry into a contest. Two troops will be chosen at random from the entries to receive a cookie costume and a jumbo cookie box filled with Girl Scout S’mores for their troop to enjoy.

S’mores selling tips

Be sure to lead with Girl Scout S’mores! Instead of asking customers “Would you like to buy Girl Scout Cookies?”, start the conversation with “I’ve got Girl Scout S’mores, would you like to try them? These cookies were so popular last year we sold out quickly.”

Booth etiquette reminders

With the start of council-sponsored booths, it’s a good time to remind the girls and families in your troop about booth etiquette. Ask girls to be polite and thank people whether they purchase or not. Be courteous to arriving troops and have your table packed and ready to move at the end of your time slot. Clean up all trash and remove all empty cases. Remember that girls make all sales, but an adult should have the money on their person at all times.

Earn the Gift of Caring Patch

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. 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.

This patch is for Girl Scouts of Colorado girl members only.

Important Dates

  • Feb. 23-25: National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend
  • March 11: Cookie program ends
  • March 13: Rewards orders due in eBudde

Smart Cookie: Feb. 12, 2018

Are you ready for booth sales?

Friday marks the first day of council booths and Girl Scouts will be selling in front of grocery stores, big box retailers, and other retail locations across the state. This is our most visible time of the year, and a great chance for girls to practice their entrepreneurial skills! Share the Cookie Booth Readiness sheet with troop members for tips on how to answer “Why Girl Scouts?” like a pro!

Make sure you head to your booths with everything you’ll need. You should print out and bring a copy of your booth sign-up confirmation, plenty of cookies, booth inventory sheet to track purchases or a device with a booth sale recorder app, table and chairs, tablecloth, $60 in change, pen to detect counterfeit bills, and any booth posters or decorations to bling your booth!

Booths are an awesome opportunity for girls to learn and practice the 5 Skills. It’s a safe environment where girls can try a new pitch, bundle cookies, and really push their Hometown Hero and Gift of Caring donation options. Guide girls in their strategies, but always remember that girls make all sales! Don’t forget to review booth etiquette with your girls, too.

Bundle up for big sales
Cookie bundles are a great way to increase sales, and the first weekend of council booths offers plenty of creative bundle possibilities. Make an ever-popular “chocolate lovers” bundle by using some pretty ribbon to tie a package of Thin Mints, Tagalongs, and Samoas together for $12- or add a box of S’mores to make it $17. In honor of President’s Day weekend, offer customers a patriotic bundle by packaging the red Tagalongs package together with the blue Trefoils, and top them with a white bow.

Make sure your customers know they can also make a Gift of Caring donation to send cookies to our military serving overseas. Challenge those who care a lot to send a whole case!

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. It is important to note that anyone who picks up cookies from a cupboard will need an eBudde password.

Girl Scouts of Colorado is piloting a new mobile app,Cupboard Keeper, that will make cookie pickup faster and more secure.Learn more about Cupboard Keeper.

Make a video for 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. If you’ve got a great video, enter it into the Cookie Video Contest. Deadline to enter is today! Just submit your video, along with a brief story, through the Share Your Stories form on the GSCO Blog. Don’t forget to include your cookie goal.

  • First Prize: $200 in Cookie Credits
  • Second Prize: $100 in Cookie Credits
  • Third Prize: $50 in Cookie Credits

#BlingYourBooth is back!

With council booths beginning on Friday, this is the perfect weekend to Bling Your Booth for the chance to win up to $200 in Cookie Credits! Pick a theme to decorate your cookie booth and post it to the Girl Scouts of Colorado Facebook page with the hashtag #BlingYourBooth. Entries are due Feb. 22.

Contest details and rules »

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

Cookie contest: #BlingYourBooth challenge

The “Bling Your Booth” Challenge is back and this year, you could win up to $200 in Cookie Credits!

Here’s how to bling your booth:

  1. Pick a theme, like G.I.R.L., camp, 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. For your entry to be counted, you must include #BlingYourBooth. Be sure to share your troop number and cookie goal as well. You can also share your photo on Instagram or Twitter and tag us using @GSColo. However, only photos submitted on Facebook will be
  3. Submit your entry by February 22, 2018!
  4. All of the entries will then be uploaded to our Facebook page and be part of the album: #BlingYourBooth Challenge 2018. Tell your friends and family to vote for your entry by simply clicking “like” or reacting to it. The photo that receives the most likes and reactions by February 28 at 9 a.m. wins!

First Prize: $200 in Cookie Credits

Second Prize: $100 in Cookie Credits

Third Prize: $50 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 you have questions, please email Girl Scouts of Colorado Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper.

*** Note: This contest is for Girl Scouts of Colorado girl members only.

Colorado Girl Scouts: #BlingYourBooth

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The “Bling Your Booth” Challenge is back and this year, you could win up to $200 in Cookie Credits!

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. For your entry to be counted, you must include #BlingYourBooth. Be sure to share your troop number and cookie goal as well. You can also share your photo on Instagram or Twitter and tag us using @GSColo. However, only photos submitted on Facebook will be counted.
  3. Submit your entry by February 22, 2017!
  4. All of the entries will then be uploaded to our Facebook page and be part of the album: #BlingYourBooth Challenge 2017. Tell your friends and family to vote for your entry by simply clicking “like” or reacting to it. The photo that receives the most likes and reactions by February 28 at 9 a.m. wins!

First Prize: $200 in Cookie Credits

Second Prize: $100 in Cookie Credits

Third Prize: $50 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 you have questions, please email Girl Scouts of Colorado Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper.

*** Note: This contest is for Girl Scouts of Colorado girl members only.

 

 

 

 

Cookie Contest Winners

 

Thank you to all of the Girl Scouts who entered our #BlingYourBooth and Best Cookie Video contests. We received dozens of entries from all across Colorado and are so impressed by the creativity and enthusiasm of all of these cookie-bosses.

There are TWO winners of this year’s #BlingYourBooth contest and they will EACH receive $200 in Cookie Credits.

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Coming in second place, and receiving $100 in Cookie Credits, is this Star Wars-themed booth.

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This booth came in third place and will receive $50 in Cookie Credits.

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We were so impressed with all of the entries that we also awarded Honorable Mention, along with $25 in Cookie Credits, to this booth.

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The winner of the “Best Cookie Video” contest is Skyler from Pueblo. She will receive $200 in Cookie Credits.

The prize for second place, $100 in Cookie Credits, goes to Ashla from Greeley.

Third place, $50 in Cookie Credits, goes to Jessica from Highlands Ranch.

Voting begins in #BlingYourBooth contest

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Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s #BlingYourBooth contest! 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!

All of the entries have been uploaded to our Facebook page and are part of the album: #BlingYourBooth Challenge 2016. Tell your friends and family to vote for your entry by simply clicking “like.” The photo that receives the most likes by March 1 at 9 a.m. wins!

 First Prize: $200 in Cookie Credits

Second Prize: $100 in Cookie Credits

Third Prize: $50 in Cookie Credits

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

Weekly updates for cookie volunteers

We had some pretty awesome weather across the state for our first weekend of council booth sites. It was great to see our girls out in front of big box retailers having fun selling together, practicing their business skills and educating the public about the big things they plan to do with their cookie proceeds!

Contests

Did you ‘bling your booth?’ Don’t forget to enter for a chance at winning $200 in Cookie Credits. Take a photo of your troop at your decorated booth and post it to the Girl Scouts of Colorado Facebook page or tag us on Instagram or Twitter (@GSColo). You must include #BlingYourBooth, along with your troop number and cookie goal. Submit your entry by Feb. 25. Check the blog for some fun ideas.

Share your awesome cookie story and earn a free patch! 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 customers to support you by submitting your cookie-earnings story here. Be sure to include your goals, Hometown Hero, and troop number, along with a fun pic of you and your troop! Submit yours by March 13, 2016 and you will get a free, fun patch.

Cupboards

Local cupboards are being restocked again this week. Please check in with your troop families to make sure they’re confident they will sell the cookies they have on-hand before ordering more from cupboards. If you have inventory available to transfer, the GSCO Classifieds are a great way to spread the word. Service Units also have systems in place to help troops transfer inventory within the same unit. Toffee-tastics are not being restocked. This is the second year of a pilot program and all the Toffees have been distributed. If you need Toffees, try troop to troop transfers. Also, Toffee-tastics will continue to be available through the Digital Order Card.

Resources for sellers

The excitement of opening day has waned, first weekend of booth sales has passed, now what? There are four weekends left in the sale. Keep your girls’ momentum moving forward with these marketing tools:

  • Hometown Heroes: Now’s the time to push your Hometown Heroes sales. Customers might say they’ve already purchased cookies but a proper Hometown Hero pitch can put them in the giving mood. Carry a sign about the valuable work your Hometown Heroes do, try a Hometown Hero box wrap (we have one ready for you if your hero is the military)
  • Goal charts: Show your girls how far they’ve come and what’s left to reach their goal with a fun goal chart. Download a PDF here, take it to your next meeting, display it at your booth sales so customers really see what you’re working toward.
  • Say thank you: Print thank you cards and deliver them to your best customers. It’s always nice to say thank you and you never know they might already be out of the case they bought last week. Here’s a ready-made cookie thank you card you can print.
  • Cooking with cookies, means buying more cookies: Check out the collection of cooking with cookie recipes we’ve posted on the GSCOblog. Email your favorites to your Digital Cookie customers or print them and hand out at booth sales or to neighborhood customers.
  • National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend: Celebrate National Girl Scout Cookies Weekend Feb. 26-28 by sharing all the amazing things girls do and learn by selling cookies. Take advantage of the national focus on cookies this weekend make some sales!Need help?

Contact your Service Unit Cookie Manager (listed on your troop page of eBudde)
Ask the staff Product Sales Specialist for your area (see below)
Try our Customer Support Team at 877-404-5708 or inquiry@gscolorado.org

Your Product Sales Specialists

Mary Ann Deard (Region 1, 2, 5) – maryann.deard@gscolorado.org
Rychelle Arnold (Region 3, 4) – rychelle.arnold@gscolorado.org
Laura Aguon (Region 6) – laura.aguon@gscolorado.org
Allison Snavely (Region 6) – allison.snavely@gscolorado.org
Elizabeth Lipp (Region 7) – elizabeth.lipp@gscolorado.org

Weekly Cookie Calls
Girl Scouts of Colorado will host weekly Cookie Calls – join in any Tuesday evening if you have questions. The calls will be 6:30 – 7 p.m. Tuesdays,

through March 22 . Each call will be hosted by a member of the Product Sales Team to answer questions from volunteers and parents about the 2016 Cookie Program.

Join the meeting: https://join.me/JamieHaxton

On a computer, use any browser. Nothing to download.

On a phone or tablet, launch the join.me app and enter meeting code: JamieHaxton

Join the audio conference:
Dial (303) 993-0071 and enter access code  710-989-496#, or connect via internet.

Girl Scout Cookie time means contest time

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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 ones for best cookie video and 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.

Best Cookie Video Contest

Selling Girl Scout Cookies online? Make sure you’re taking advantage of all the tools, which Digital Cookie gives you to be creative and customize your website, like creating and uploading a video. In addition to attracting more customers and increasing sales, your video could earn you $200 in Cookie Credits!

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 customers to support you by submitting your cookie-earnings story here. Be sure to include your goals, Hometown Hero, and troop number, along with a fun pic of you and your troop! Submit yours by March 13, 2016 and you will get a free, fun patch.

 Colorado Girl Scouts: #BlingYourBooth

The #BlingYourBooth Challenge is back and this year, you could win up to $200 in Cookie Credits! This is also your chance to come up with fun and creative ways to attract more customers and increase sales.

Why is your Cookie Dad the best?

Dads are an important part of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie Team. That’s why we honor dads, who help cookie bosses all across Colorado meet their goals. If your Cookie Dad is the best, write a short essay about what he does that is so awesome and submit it through the Share Your Stories form on the Girl Scouts of Colorado blog.

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

 

Four fun ideas to #BlingYourBooth

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The #BlingYourBooth Challenge is now underway and this year, Colorado Girl Scouts have the chance to win up to $200 in Cookie Credits!

Here are four fun ideas/themes to #BlingYourBooth to attract more customers and increase sales:

  1. In honor of Presidents’ Day weekend (Feb. 12-15), show your love for the military by decorating your booth patriotically!
  2. National Chocolate Mint Day is Feb. 19, so decorate your booth (held between Feb. 19-21) as chocolatey and minty as you can!
  3. National Tell a Fairy Tale Day is 26! Between Feb. 26-28, why not dress up as your fave fairy tale character and theme out your booth as a fairy tale?
  4. National Frozen Food Day is March 6. And, what freezes fabulously?! Girl Scout Cookies! Remind customers of that March 4-6.

Remember these rules:

  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). You must include #BlingYourBooth, along with your troop number and cookie goal.
  3. Submit your entry by February 25, 2016!
  4. All of the entries will then be uploaded to our Facebook page and be part of the album: #BlingYourBooth Challenge 2016. Tell your friends and family to vote for your entry by simply clicking “like.” The photo that receives the most likes by March 1 at 9 a.m. wins!

First Prize: $200 in Cookie Credits

Second Prize: $100 in Cookie Credits

Third Prize: $50 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 #BlingYourBooth Challenge and giving troops across the country the chance to win $500.

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

*** Note: This contest is for Girl Scouts of Colorado girl members only.

Colorado Girl Scouts: Bling Your Booth

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The “Bling Your Booth” Challenge is back and this year, you could win up to $200 in Cookie Credits! This is also 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). You must include #BlingYourBooth, along with your troop number and cookie goal.
  3. Submit your entry by February 25, 2016!
  4. All of the entries will then be uploaded to our Facebook page and be part of the album: #BlingYourBooth Challenge 2016. Tell your friends and family to vote for your entry by simply clicking “like.” The photo that receives the most likes by March 1 at 9 a.m. wins!

First Prize: $200 in cookie credits

Second Prize: $100 in cookie credits

Third Prize: $50 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.

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

*** Note: This contest is for Girl Scouts of Colorado girl members only.