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Girl Scout Night with the Colorado Avalanche

Join us for Girl Scout Night with the Colorado Avalanche on Friday, March 2, 2018! All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Cheer on the Avalanche as they take on the Minnesota Wild. The game starts at 7 p.m. and will be played at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

We have some fun new opportunities at this year’s event. Girl Scout troops can win a cookie booth at the Pepsi Center to sell cookies before the game. Troops can compete in a ticket referral contest where they share their five-digit troop number with friends and family who can share the troop number when purchasing tickets. The troop with the most referrals wins the cookie booth. Deadline for the ticket referral contest is Feb. 16, so share your troop info now for your best chance! Tickets can still be purchased after Feb. 16, but won’t count towards the ticket referral contest.

The first 80 people to purchase tickets will get a special co-branded Girl Scout beanie! The beanies are a limited-edition item that will have both the Avalanche logo and a Girl Scout logo. Once these are gone, ticket purchasers will get a co-branded cap featuring the Avalanche and Girl Scout logos. Please purchase your tickets by February 16 to receive your co-branded item.

There are other ice experiences during the game that ticket holders can win! A random drawing from all ticket holders will be held before the game and winners will be notified in advance.

Tickets are $30/person for group purchase of 10 or more people or $32/person for individual ticket purchases. Tickets are in the upper bowl of the Pepsi Center. Part of the ticket proceeds will be donated back to GSCO.

To purchase tickets, go to http://avalanche.teamkse.com/girlscouts18/.
Questions? Please contact Kiley Long at Kiley.Long@TeamKSE.com or 303-405-7625.

Pajama Jam with the Denver Nuggets

Join us for Pajama Jam with the Denver Nuggets on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018! Cheer on the Nuggets as they take on the San Antonio Spurs and then stay for post-game activities and a sleepover at Pepsi Center. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited.

Tickets are $25/person and include a ticket to the Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs game and a sleepover after the game at the Pepsi Center for Girl Scouts troops and families. Sleepover participants also will enjoy a midnight snack, shooting hoops on the court, a movie on Pepsi Vision, and breakfast. Participating Girl Scouts will get a special event patch. Participants not able to stay over at the sleepover are welcome to come and enjoy the game.

Troops can be a part of a ticket referral contest to win a cookie booth and fan experiences. The top three troops with the most ticket referrals will choose from one of two cookie booths onsite at the Pepsi Center after the game or a High-Five Fan Tunnel experience.

Want to join in the contest? Just share your five-digit troop number with others, and have them reference your troop number during when purchasing tickets. You will purchase your tickets first and then the Nuggets’ event staff will email you closer to the game to verify your troop referral number. The ticket referral contest deadline is February 16. Tickets can be purchased after this date, but will not count for the contest.

Purchase tickets at www.nuggetstix.com/GSPJ18. Seats are in the upper bowl area of the Pepsi Center. Tickets are available in other sections upon request by contacting Lexie Urratio at 303-405-1139 or lexie.urratio@TeamKSE.com. Please feel free to contact Lexie with any event questions you may have. We hope to see you there!

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.

Cookie Rally with UNC Bears Women’s Basketball

Join us for a Girl Scout Cookie Rally with UNC Women’s Basketball on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Come before the game to have fun and get ready for this year’s cookie program. We’ll have activities and more to help you make this year’s cookie program the best! Each participating Girl Scout will get a special UNC cookie patch.

After the rally, enjoy the game and cheer on the UNC Bears as they take on Eastern Washington. All Girl Scouts are invited to the cookie rally and all Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited to the game.

The cookie rally is planned for 10 a.m. to approximately 12 p.m. with the game starting at 12 p.m. The rally will be hosted at the Bank of Colorado Arena in Greeley. Cost is $5/person (online ticket fees may apply). Purchase tickets at tickets.unco.edu and use promo code “COOKIES18.”

Questions? Please contact Brenda Realyvasquez at Brenda.realyvasquez@gscolorado.org.

Cookie contest: Best cookie video

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!

To enter this year’s “Best Cookie Video Contest,” just submit your video, along with a brief story, through the Share Your Stories form on the Girl Scouts of Colorado blog. Don’t forget to include your cookie goal. All entries must be received by February 12, 2018. Afterwards, they will be uploaded to the Girl Scouts of Colorado YouTube account. The video that receives the most “thumbs up” by February 27 at 9 a.m. wins! *** Note: You must send the original file for your video to be included. Links to videos hosted on YouTube sites other than GSCO will not be accepted.

First Prize: $200 in Cookie Credits

Second Prize: $100 in Cookie Credits

Third Prize: $50 in Cookie Credits

Girl Scouts 12-years-old and younger can have a parent help them make their video. Videos submitted by Girl Scouts 13-years-old and older must be girl-done. VIDEOS CANNOT CONTAIN ANY COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL.

Having trouble uploading your video? Email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

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

GSCO and Sweet Cow Ice Cream: A delicious partnership

Girl Scouts of Colorado will partner with Sweet Cow Ice Cream, which has multiple locations in Denver and Boulder Counties, for the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program! As in years past, Sweet Cow will purchase Girl Scout Cookies from local girls/troops to make two special flavors to be offered during February/March 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mint Girl Scout Cookie is a Dutch chocolate and natural peppermint base of ice cream with big and small chunks of crispy Thin Mint cookies throughout.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samoa Samoa is a sweet cream with light caramel base, Samoa cookies sprinkled throughout and a homemade fudge and caramel swirl.

Stay tuned to the GSCO blog to find out how you/your troop can sell cookies to Sweet Cow, allowing them to make these specialty flavors. We will also let you know when they will be available and at which locations.

 

Booth Sales at JOANN Fabric & Crafts

Girl Scouts of Colorado has heard from many of our members regarding a recent email (see above) from JOANN Fabric & Crafts, one of GSUSA’s many partners. Many of you were confused and concerned by JOANN’s statement regarding Booth Sales at local stores during the upcoming Girl Scout Cookie Program. Members of GSCO’s Product Program team have spoken with representatives of both JOANN and GSUSA to try to clear up any confusion and correct any bad information, which you may have received.

GSUSA tells GSCO that JOANN sent emails to GSCO members without clearance from GSUSA and the information in the email was incorrect. After speaking with JOANN representatives in Colorado, GSCO has decided to run booth selections for all JOANN stores as council sites. We have received a list from JOANN of locations that are participating and we will enter those in to eBudde as council sites. As with our other corporate partners (King Soopers, Safeway, Walmart, etc.), leaders, troops, and parents should not contact JOANN locations directly to arrange booths. Each location has also been instructed to not accept booth reservations from leaders, troops, or parents, but instead to look for a list from GSCO once the selection rounds wrap up at the end of January.

Questions? Contact your SUCM or a member of GSCO’s Product Program team by emailing inquiry@gscolorado.org.

Win big this Girl Scout Cookie season

There are so many ways for you to win BIG during the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program. This year, we’re hosting a variety of contests. Each one is listed below along with a brief description. *** Note: These contests are for Girl Scouts of Colorado girl members only.

Best Cookie Video

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!

To enter this year’s “Best Cookie Video Contest,” just submit your video, along with a brief story, through the Share Your Stories form on the Girl Scouts of Colorado blog. Don’t forget to include your cookie goal. All entries must be received by February 12, 2018. Afterwards, they will be uploaded to the Girl Scouts of Colorado YouTube account. The video that receives the most “thumbs up” by February 27 at 9 a.m. wins! *** Note: You must send the original file for your video to be included. Links to videos hosted on YouTube sites other than GSCO will not be accepted.

First Prize: $200 in Cookie Credits

Second Prize: $100 in Cookie Credits

Third Prize: $50 in Cookie Credits

Girl Scouts 12-years-old and younger can have a parent help them make their video. Videos submitted by Girl Scouts 13-years-old and older must be girl-done. VIDEOS CANNOT CONTAIN ANY COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL.

Having trouble uploading your video? Email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

 

Colorado Girl Scouts: #BlingYourBooth

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.

Best Cookie Dad

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. Be sure to include a photo of him, preferably involved in a Girl Scout Cookies-related activity. However, any photo will do. You may also submit a link to a YouTube or Vimeo video. All submissions must be received by March 11, 2018.

The best stories will be shared on the Girl Scouts of Colorado blog and social media networks. We also have a special prize for the best submissions to show dad just how much we appreciate him for being part of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie Team.

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

 

 

One Smart Cookie: Badge workshop

Submitted by Christina Bartholomew

Metro Denver

Denver

One Smart Cookie is a day-long badge workshop on January 28, 2018 to help Girl Scouts earn badges relating to business and the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Alpha Phi Omega (a national service fraternity) is teaming up with Alpha Kappa Psi (a business fraternity) to teach two two-hour sessions offering the following badges:

– Cadettes: Marketing (9 – 11 a.m.) and Business Plan (Noon – 2 p.m.)

– Juniors: Customer Insights (9 – 11 a.m. )and Cookie CEO            (Noon – 2 p.m.)

Cost:

$12/Girl Scout for both morning and afternoon sessions

$6/Girl Scout for one session (morning or afternoon)

(Physical badges will be given out at the end of the event and are included in the cost.)

All payment will be taken via cash or check the day of the event

Registration:

Please contact service@apo-alphaetaiota.org to sign-up.

Registration deadline is tentatively January 14, 2018 or when capacity is reached.

When registering please include; troop #, scout’s name, scout’s level, which sessions attending and emergency contact information.

Misc:

Girl Scouts staying for both sessions should bring a sack lunch and water bottle.

All instruction will be provided by volunteers. Girl Scout volunteers and parents will be needed to maintain safety ratios. A space will be available for parents to hang out during the event if needed.

Questions? Email Christina Bartholomew at service@apo-alphaetaiota.org.

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

New resources from Little Brownie Bakers

Little Brownie Bakers has a variety of new and exciting resources to help you successfully manage and navigate the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program. This includes more than a dozen eBudde training videos, which you can find of LBB’s YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/LittleBrownieBakers/videos Topics range from troop initial orders to troop booth signups to troop sales report.

The eBudde Troop App is also now LIVE and available for download in the App Store and for Google Play. This app brings the power of eBudde desktop technology to phone and tablet devices. With this free mobile app, you can:

  • Track and submit girl cookie orders for both traditional and digital sales
  • Easily track amounts due and paid
  • Order girl rewards and never miss a deadline
  • Monitor troop sales data and generate troop sales reports
  • See when and where cookies will be delivered
  • Stay in the know with access to calendar dates and messages
  • Many other capabilities are built right into eBudde!

The eBudde Troop App is exactly what volunteers need to manage the cookie season—wherever they are, on the go. As your baker partner, LBB has exactly what you need to get the word out. LBB’s eBudde Instructional Video gives volunteers a quick overview of the app and its capabilities. For a complete list of capabilities, volunteers can download our eBudde App Flyer.