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Cookie University is coming

Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to announce additional training for troop cookie managers for the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program. If you’re planning to serve as a TCM this year, THANK YOU! We understand the time, commitment, and heart this volunteer role requires and we truly appreciate it. We will host a variety of Cookie University training sessions throughout the state.

Cookie University is an excellent opportunity for you to spend time with other troop cookie managers, get your required basic cookie training, and most importantly, ensure your troop’s Starting Inventory Order is well thought-out and meets the needs of your girl and troop. You can also participate in some exciting enrichment sessions, including Inventory Management, Digital Cookie, eBudde, and Sale Etiquette.

You can register for Cookie University by going to the Events page (http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events/training-events.html) on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website. If you can’t attend the training session in your area, feel free to attend one in another area.

2018 Cookie University Flyer

Save the date: Pajama Jam with the Denver Nuggets

Save the date for this year’s Girl Scout Pajama Jam with the Denver Nuggets on February 23, 2018! Join us for this annual game and sleepover at the Pepsi Center and cheer on the Nuggets as they take on the San Antonio Spurs. After the game, participants will enjoy a post-game shoot on the Nuggets court, midnight snack, movie screening on Pepsi Vision, and breakfast. Girl Scouts will also get a special event patch.

This year, the Nuggets has expanded their prizes to include TWO cookie booths, giving another troop an additional chance to sell cookies after the game at the Pepsi Center. The top three troops that refer the most participants can choose from these booths or additional fan experiences.

Prices and more information are coming soon. To be notified when registration opens, please contact Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org to be added to the event information list. We hope to see you and your Girl Scout there!

Credit card fees

Welcome to the 2017 Cookie Program.  Thank you for volunteering and helping to make this year a great success for our girls.  It couldn’t be done without you!!

Girl Scouts of Colorado has received a few questions regarding accepting credit cards. Girl Scouts can use an outside vendor such as “Square” instead of the Digital Cookie App.  A few things to keep in mind:

  • If you decide to us the Digital Cookie App, GSCO will pay all fees. 
  • If you decide to use an outside vendor, your troop is responsible for all fees.  GSCO has been asked if the troop can pass this fee onto the customer, or increase the price to cover these fees and the answer is no.  The fees come out of the troop’s proceeds.  Under Colorado law, it is illegal for any merchant to impose a surcharge on a purchaser or lessee who elects to use a credit or charge card in lieu of payment by cash, check, or similar means.

Please be sure to have the conversation about credit cards and how they will be accepted during your parent meetings this month to avoid confusion and conflict at the end of the program.  If you have any questions about credit cards, please reach out to your Product Sales Specialist.

Colorado Springs Daisies have a successful first sale

Submitted by Ruth Altman-Burnett

Colorado Springs

Pikes Peak

Our Daisies from troop 5288 were excited to learn all there was to learn about Girl Scout Cookies this year.  We started with the cookie rally and then spent meetings learning everything they could about Girl Scout Cookies. They tasted and studied all the flavors, then moved on to asking questions and learning great responses on what to tell customers, and even booth etiquette.

With it being their first year we didn’t set high goals, but they knocked it out of the park selling almost 3,000 cookies. They planned trips to go horseback riding, Build-a-Bear, Water World, and even day camp this summer. They enjoyed selling, learning math skills, and are looking forward to next year.

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

The Force is with our Cookie Dad

Submitted by Zoe Estrada

Westminster

I love my family. They always help me sell cookies…. Especially my dad. My dad is so fun! He helps me to be a great Girl Scout and loves to wear costumes at my booths to help me to make my goal. This year he dressed up as a Storm Trooper. All the customers loved it. Thank you dad – The Force is strong with you.

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

Cookie dad helping girls grow

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Submitted by Moriah Stroh

Calhan

Pikes Peak

This is our TCM and cookie dad watching one of our troop girls sell cookies at a booth. He helps at every booth possible. He also helps with outings after cookie season is over and the girls get to go to fun events like ice skating, hikes, and teaching self defense classes. This great dad went to all the cookie booths for his daughter this year so mom could recover from an surgery.  

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Colorado Springs Girl Scout helps pay it forward

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Submitted by Irelynn Sarchett

Colorado Springs

Pikes Peak

This weekend, I took Irelynn downtown with her wagon to sell cookies. A man told her he didn’t want cookies but gave her $20 and told her to find 5 people that probably couldn’t afford to buy cookies. She gave the cookies to 4 homeless men that were so thankful to receive them. One guy told her he’s always wanted to try them. The last box was given to a man with a toddler at the bus station that just didn’t have any money for cookies. It made Irelynn feel so good to do something so simple to make someone smile. It was a very humbling experience for the both of us. A big high five to the man that gave her the $20.

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

Multi-tasking amazing Cookie Dad

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Submitted by Anita Lucero

Colorado Springs

Pikes Peak

Our best is the best! He works full time, runs a cookie cupboard, takes care of our brother, and has helped us at a cookie booth almost every day to help us reach our cookie goals.  Between the 2 of us we have sold over 3000 packages of cookies and we aren’t done yet!  Thank you to our dad for always helping us and being a great support to helping us, our troop, and the many other troops of Colorado Springs meet their goals by having cookies in stock!  We love you!

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Girl Scouts sell to local radio station

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Submitted by Serenity Christensen

Commerce City

Denver Metro

My name is Serenity and this cookie season was a blast! Me and my friend Beth thought it would be amazing to sell to local radio stations. So, we looked up numbers and called a bunch of them. Most said no thank you but when we called 100.3 a guy answered and said he’d love to buy cookies from us if we could guess who he was. So we quickly Googled his name and just by chance we guessed correctly….it was Bo from 100.3 The Mix. He said he would buy an entire case from each of us. So, the next day our momma drove us all the way down to this huge gold building. We got to tour the radio station and meet other people who worked there, but best of all we got to be guest DJs on the radio station and Bo aired us live. We had so much fun ! Thank you Girl Scouts for making these opportunities possible for every girl scout 🙂

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Announcing the 2016 Top Seller Events

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As the 2016 Cookie Sale draws to a close, now is the time for troops and girls to make reward choices.  Information regarding each of the Top Seller events being offered this year as well as the Top 16 of 16 event and Troop Cookie Camps is below. Once the sale concludes, all girls/troops eligible for the below rewards will receive an email with further information and instructions on how to confirm attendance, purchase additional tickets, etc.

750+ TOP SELLER EVENTS

All girls who attend one of the below events will also receive a Top Seller Medallion. If a girl chooses to not to attend any of the below, she will be mailed a Top Seller Medallion and a $50 Cookie Credit card.

  • Saturday, June 11th – Broadmoor Seven Falls and Medallion
    Each girl who chooses this Top Seller event will receive admission and lunch for herself and an adult guardian. Additional child and adult tickets with lunch can be purchased thru GSCO; amounts are limited.
  • Saturday, June 18th – Renaissance Faire and Medallion
    Each girl who chooses this Top Seller event will receive admission and lunch for herself and an adult guardian. Additional child and adult tickets with lunch can be purchased thru GSCO; amounts are limited. 
  • Saturday, June 25th – Glenwood Caverns and Medallion
    Each girl who chooses this Top Seller event will receive a Day Pass (including rides and cave tours) and lunch for herself and an adult guardian. Additional child and adult passes with lunch can be purchased thru GSCO; amounts are limited.
  • Saturday, June 25th – Denver Dinner and Medallion
    Each girl who chooses this Top Seller event will receive an invitation for her and an adult guardian to the Denver Top Seller dinner being held at Marriott Denver Tech Center hotel. Additional tickets can be purchased thru GSCO; amounts are limited. 

TOP 16 OF 16 DINNER

Saturday, July 23rd
The Top 16 selling girls in the state will receive an invite to lunch with Stephanie Foote, the CEO of Girl Scouts of Colorado. Only Daisy and Brownies will be allowed to bring an adult guardian with them, should they choose to do so.

TROOP COOKIE CAMPS

Troop Cookie Camps are being offered as a reward to troops with a selling girl average of 550+. Each troop will have the opportunity to attend one of the below Cookie Camps. The exact details of the below schedules are subject to change.

Friday, August 5th – Saturday, August 6th at Sky High Ranch
All the camp locations at Sky High will be cabins; some with heat and electricity and others without.

  •  3-3:30pm – Park in Parking Lot, check-in is up the hill at the Dining Hall/Office
  • 3:30-4:00pm – Move in
  • 4:30-5:15pm – Craft
  • 5:30pm – Dinner
  • 6:30pm – Flag
  • 6:45pm – Campfire and S’mores
  • 9:00pm – Star gazing/Cat Eye Hike (Troop Choice)
  •  7:45am – Flag
  • 8:00am – Breakfast
  • 8:45am-12:30pm – Activities (45 min sessions)
  • Session 1- Archery
  • Session 2 – Orienteering
  • Session 3 –Shelter Building/Survival Skills
  • Session 4 –Scavenger Hunt
  • 12:30pm – Lunch
  • 1:15pm – Dance Party
  • 2:00pm – Pack up and go home!

Friday, August 26th – Saturday, August 27th at Sky High Ranch
All the camp locations at Sky High will be cabins; some with heat and electricity and others without.

  • 3:00pm-3:30pm – Park in Parking Lot, check-in is up the hill at the Dining Hall/Office
  • 3:30pm-4:00pm – Move in
  • 4:30pm-5:15pm – Craft
  • 5:30pm – Dinner
  • 6:30pm – Flag
  • 6:45pm – Campfire and S’mores
  • 9:00pm – Star gazing/Cat Eye Hike (Troop’s Choice)
  • 7:45am – Flag
  • 8:00am – Breakfast
  • 8:45-12:30 Activities (45 min sessions)
  • Session 1- Archery
  • Session 2 – Orienteering
  • Session 3 –Shelter Building/Survival Skills
  • Session 4 –Scavenger Hunt
  • 12:30pm – Lunch
  • 1:15pm – Dance Party
  • 2:00pm – Pack up and go home

Friday, August 5th – Sunday, August 7th at Colorado National Monument
All locations will be tent camping.

  • 6:00pm on 8/5 – Arrival
  • 11:30am on 8/7 – Departure

Activities include:

  • Hiking with the Ranger and other hikes
  • Preparing a meal with a chef (every troop will have a chance to cook with the chef)
  • Compass course
  • Night hike
  • Flag Ceremonies
  • Visitor Center
  • Astronomy
  • Working on badge requirements
  • Campfire (with or without a real fire)