My dad is the best Cookie Dad ever! He has been helping me and my troop reach our Girl Scout Cookie goals for four years! Even though he’s in the military and often gone, he’s always been there for me during cookie season. He can set up a booth in three minutes flat and break it down just as fast! He comes up with cookies songs, dances, and selling strategies for us. He helps me make selling signs and can carry six cases of cookies at one time! He’s at almost all of my cookie booths and we do a LOT of them. It doesn’t matter if it is raining, freezing, snowing, or if he has to wear a cookie costume, he’s there, helping me sell cookies and encouraging me to reach my cookie goal. I’m so proud that he’s my dad! ~Brianna (9 years old)
My name is Mackenzie and this is my second year in Girl Scout Troop 46325. Last year, I set my cookie goal at 1,000 packages. Thanks to my dad’s help and support, I passed my goal. So this year, I set my goal to 2,000 packages. I am half way there thanks to my awesome Cookie Dad. My dad takes me to family and friends houses, businesses, helps me get special booths, and takes me door-to-door. He pushes me to do better and helps me work hard to reach my goals in Girl Scouts, 4H, school, and everywhere else in life. I have the best Cookie Dad and I am lucky to have him. If everyone had a dad like mine, the world would be a better place.
I like to set my goals high to show everyone that through hard work and believing in yourself, anything is possible. Girl Scouts helps me do that in all areas of life. Girl Scouts has helped me find my voice, break out of my shell, and experience news things that I couldn’t before.
Ella’s dad is a truck driver and gone most of the week, but on the weekends he is home. During cookie season, he is helping out, even when he could be home resting. He helps get cookies, helps load booth supplies, and takes Ella out selling around the neighborhood. This year, they went out selling after a blizzard and used a sled to transport the cookies door-to-door.
Ashlyn’s dad, Matt H., is amazing! He goes to all the booths with his daughter, is willing to pick up extra booths, encourages other dads to participate, and helps me, the TCM, anyway he can. Matt makes cookie season fun for everyone!
Not only did my dad go to the day of pick-up with my grandma’s truck and trailer to get all my troop’s first cookie order, once we got them to our house, he helped unload and separate all the cookies and helped load the cookies into the girls’ cars once they came to pick up their cookies.
My dad is the best Girl Scout Cookie Dad because he has helped me learn how to talk to customers, count money, and reach my cookie selling goal. He joined me for three cookie booths, around the block with my little wagon (he helped me decorate), and he even took cookies to work! He is patient, loving, and amazing! He goes to my Girl Scout meetings and all of our events without even thinking twice about it. I love my dad with all my heart.
Thank you to all of the Girl Scouts who entered the 2020 Bling Your Booth Challenge! We received dozens of entries from all across Colorado and are so impressed by your creativity and enthusiasm. Congratulations to the winners!
Third Place: $50 in Cookie Credits
This troop is made up of 10 girls from Erie. A portion of the troop has participated in Girl Scouts since becoming Daisies in kindergarten. For others, this is their first year. The booth had a camping theme because their troop goal is to go to troop camp this summer. It will be the first sleep away camp for many of the girls and they are excited about bunk beds, archery, and horseback riding. Their goal was 2,500 packages and they have already surpassed 4,000! The girls chose Children’s Hospital Colorado as their Hometown Hero and have already collected more than 25 cases.
Second Place: $100 in Cookie Credits
This multi-level troop is from Mancos and has six Girl Scouts. Their troop goal for 2020 is 2,000 packages (325 per girl). They plan to do Bunk with the Beasts at Denver Zoo and purchase new uniforms.
Winner: $200 in Cookie Credits
Audrey and Aarya’s cookie booth is called Emoji the Possibilities and it inspired them to have big cookie goals. Together, they have almost reached their goal of selling 2,000 packages! The sparkly emoji faces are reflective of their fun attitude. The girls cut out and put these emojis together, choosing their favorite ones! These two friends have been in Girl Scouts for three years and are second year Brownies in Littleton. Audrey and Aarya plan to use their booth winnings to help pay for summer camp.
Thank you to all the Girl Scouts who entered this year’s contest for Best Cookie Video. We received nearly two dozen entries from across Colorado and are so impressed by your creativity and enthusiasm.
Girl Scout Junior Clemmer is selling Girl Scout Cookies so she can go Girl Scout Camp. From Clemmer:
Every year, I try to create a cookie song to draw attention to our booths! This year, my parents helped me create a backdrop and I came up with the words to the song. I think singing the song at our booths is going to help us meet our cookie program goals!
Girl Scout Cadette Tessa, along with her sister Diana, recently completed the Marketing and Coding for Good badges, which inspired them to step-up their cookie game this season. Diana now wears a Cookie Monster mascot costume and Tessa spent days producing this fun video. The video is 100% girl created, including the background music that Tessa coded.
Our supportive Cookie Dad is Galen B. When we decided to sign up not only as a Girl Scout Daisy, but a troop leader as well, he was very supportive. He was excited for us and our journey. I told him how many cookies we were getting to start, 150 packages and he was surprised, but he was like, “You can sell those, easy!”
Even when we picked up 150 more (when we still had the 150), he was still supportive and in awe of our drive and determination.
I asked my husband if he could use my daughter’s playmarket base to make her a fun cookie booth. I explained what I wanted it to look like and off he went to Lowe’s. He was able to purchase the supplies for about $40 and came home to build it. Within a few hours, he was done. I purchased some Girl Scout Cookie fabric and got some green ribbon and felt from a friend. A day later we had a cute and very fun cookie booth! We have gotten so many compliments about our cookie booth. We owe it all to our super “gung-ho” cookie dad who supports all we do!
Sophia is a determined young lady. She loves to try new things and is always up for a challenge. Not only is she starting ballet (her second year), she is very excited about being a Daisy! She is excited for all the activities and journeys for this year. She is especially excited for our trip to Great Wolf Lodge (with all her hard earned cookie money!)
We are so blessed to have the Girl Scout opportunity, we are excited to see where Girl Scouts will take our daughter, and what doors it will open!