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Smart Cookie: March 18, 2019

A job well done!

Thank you for being a part of the world’s largest entrepreneurial program for girls! The Girl Scout Cookie Program in Colorado officially wrapped up on March 10. Our young entrepreneurs did an amazing job, and now’s the perfect time to celebrate their successes! Also, give yourselves a pat on the back because they couldn’t have done it without your guidance.

Deadline to deliver Hometown Hero cookies is June 28

Don’t forget to share photos of your Hometown Hero deliveries with us! We love seeing your girls in action, sharing their hard work, and putting smiles on their Hometown Heroes’ faces.

ACH Debit

The ACH debit of funds to council will occur on March 20.

Girl Scout Birthday

Last week was the 107th birthday of Girl Scouts! To celebrate Girl Scout Week 2019, Girl Scouts of Colorado is hosting a photo challenge! Snowy weather and closed schools might have interrupted your Girl Scout Week plans last week, so we’re extending the celebration another week! 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.

Celebrating our Top Achievers

A special congratulations to the 695 girls who sold 1,000 or more packages of cookies this season! They are invited to celebrate their business success at a regional Top Achiever Event.

Top Achiever Events

June 8  – Elitch Gardens, Denver

June 8  – Glenwood Adventure Park, Glenwood Springs

June 15 – Renaissance Festival, Larkspur

June 22 – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs

Each 1,000+ Top Achiever Event offers a ticket to get into the event for the girl and one adult. At the venue of your choice, you are able to enjoy any activities during the day. We provide a meal and award ceremony at each location.

More details will be sent out after selections have been made in eBudde. At that time, we will also know which venues have room for family members to also purchase tickets.

The top 100 cookie CEOs in the state will be invited to the Top 100 CEO event with one adult guest on June 1 in Denver.

Upcoming Dates

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.

 

Girl Scout Troop 76134 at the Avalanche game

Girl Scouts of Colorado and the Colorado Avalanche partnered to host the annual Girl Scout Day with the Avalanche on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The troop with the top ticket referrals won a Girl Scout Cookies booth at the game and Troop 76134 won for the second year in a row!

The troop also had a special pre-game experience, watching the players warm up. Some girls sat in the penalty box and some on the bench!

After watching most of the game, the girls set up to sell Girl Scout Cookies at both exits! They sold 548 packages of cookies – beating their sale at the game last year.

The whole troop thanks the Colorado Avalanche for this special opportunity!

Look out for information about Girl Scout Day with the Avalanche again next year.

G.I.R.L. Stories: First year in Girl Scouts

Submitted by Rhiannon M.

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

This is my daughter Khloe! This is her first year in Girl Scouts. She is 9-years-old and a Brownie from Troop 45189. She was a little nervous when it came to setting her goal for cookie sales, so we went conservative and set it at 125 packages! She sold that on her very first day! We set up two My Sites at our local Walgreens where she sold over 40 packages at each booth! We’ve had an awesome time selling cookies. It’s been such an amazing learning experience for her getting to do the math with money, handling money, and learning people skills she’ll have for the rest of her life!

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

Smart Cookie: March 11, 2019

2019 Cookie Program comes to a close

It’s the end of another amazing Girl Scout Cookie Program here in Colorado. We can’t thank you enough for all you do to guide girls to success. It’s a busy and hectic time, but please take a moment to reflect on all your girls have accomplished. Whether she’s a quiet girl summoning the courage to ask a new customer to support her, or she’s a seasoned entrepreneur pushing herself to go beyond her goals, she’s practiced real-life business skills that will lead her to accomplish much in life. She couldn’t do it without you and the supportive adults in her life, so take a moment to pat yourselves on the back as well.

Closeout of eBudde

Troops will be locked out of eBudde at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12. Before then you need to ensure you’ve allocated all cookies to the girls in your troop, entered and verified all transactions, and submitted the final reward order. Also, don’t forget to print your final troop sales report. If you have any questions about cookie closeouts, please reach out to the Service Unit Cookie Manager in your area.

If you need additional Hometown Hero cookies, first check with other troops in your area to see if they have inventory to transfer. The last day to pick up Hometown Hero Cookies from cupboards is March 13. Remember, all transactions (troop-to-troop transfers or cupboard orders) will need to be placed by Tuesday. The deadline to deliver Hometown Hero cookies is June 28.
Don’t forget to share photos your Hometown Hero deliveries with us! We love seeing your girls in action, sharing their hard work and putting smiles on their Hometown Heroes’ faces.

Money Problem Reports

Money problem reports are due by March 15 at 5 p.m. The ACH debit of funds to council will occur on March 20.

Girl Scout Birthday

Tuesday is the 107th birthday of Girl Scouts! 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.

Upcoming Dates

March 12 

If your girls sold 50 Gift of Caring packages or more, don’t forget to submit the form by March 12 to receive your free patches.

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.

 

Pueblo Girl Scouts sold more than 10,000 packages of cookies

Submitted by Kylee Watada

Pueblo & Southeastern CO

Pueblo

Our troop worked hard to sell cookies. We sold cookies to help our local DSS. We are working to make backpacks with essential supplies for our youth in foster care and DSS custody. We are also trying to earn enough money to go to camp and Great Wolf Lodge.

Pueblo firefighters stopped at two of our booths to help us out. These girls are true go-getters and are making Pueblo proud!

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

Power of Cookie: In more ways than one

Submitted by Nicki Meldrum

Metro Denver

Erie

Addy, a second year Daisy, was a bit shy at booth sales this year. She was content to sit under the cookie table, rather than meet her customers. We offered her a cookie costume, and her shy exterior melted away. She was now THE Thin Mint! She danced and jumped and sang, and showed her off her cool cookie moves, ready to meet her customers and tell them all about her troops goals, and how cookies would help them get there!

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

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