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Best Cookie Dad contest: My dad, my hero

Submitted by Carly Hull

Metro Denver

Lone Tree

My dad is amazing! He wants me to reach my goals and is proud of how hard I work. He helped our troop by driving to three different cookie cupboards to pick up Thin Mints and Samoas. He dropped them off at the booths to make sure we didn’t run out. After all this, he worked with me at my third booth of the day!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form and is part of the 2018 contest for Best Cookie Dad.  Is your Cookie Dad the best? Tell us about him and he’ll win a cool prize!

Meet G.I.R.L. Bianca

Hi, my name is Bianca! I am a Brownie from Troop 65698.  I love being a Girl Scout!  It motivates me to take risks, inspire others, and be creative.

Girl Scouts helps me unlock my inner G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, and leader).

I am a go-getter because I attend many Girl Scout events on my own. I made new friends at the cookie rally and pool party, and I learned to ice skate better.  I passed out fliers at school for the Nuggets Pajama Jam and Avalanche games, and I’m excited to go even if no one from my troop does.  I am lucky to be part of the Girl Scout community.

I am an innovator because I use creative ways to encourage customers to buy cookies.   I suggest they put Thin Mints in the freezer to taste even better and melt S’mores in the microwave for 20 seconds to be campfire gooey.

I am a risk-taker because I held my first cookie booth on a cold, snowy day at my uncle’s tire store. I wasn’t sure many people would be out in the snow, but I’m glad I took the risk because I sold more than sixty packages!

I am a leader because I inspire my troop to participate more, because of all the fun patches I have earned as a Brownie.  Recently at a meeting, everyone said, “Wow, Bianca!  How did you get so many patches?”  I couldn’t help but smile, and at the next meeting, one girl had several new patches.

Smart Cookie: March 6, 2018

What an amazing job our Girl Scout Cookie CEOs have been doing this year with the help of all of our dedicated volunteers. Remember to breathe, take a moment for yourself, and focus on the fact that you’re almost done! Check in with your girls to make sure no one has inventory they don’t think they can sell. If you need additional inventory to fill orders or for final booths, please check with troops in your service unit first for troop-to-troop transfers.

If your troop has 10 or more excess cases of unsold Girl Scout S’mores, please contact your Service Unit Cookie Manager or Cupboard Manager no later than Thursday, March 8.

New patch for S’mores cookie masters

Any Colorado Girl Scout who sells 50 packages of Girl Scout S’mores between now and the end of the program, March 11, should fill out this form to receive a fun, free Colorado Girl Scout S’mores Cookie Master patch!

S’mores selling tips

Got plenty of Girl Scout S’mores in your inventory? Try these selling tips:

  • Lead with Girl Scout S’mores. When a customer walks up to your booth, say “Hello, have you had the chance to try the new Girl Scout S’mores Cookie?”
  • Open one package of Girl Scout S’mores (you will have to pay for it), break the cookies into small samples, and place on a nice plate to offer customers a taste test.
  • Bundle up a package of Girl Scout S’mores, Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs for a chocolate-lovers bundle. Tie a pretty ribbon and put a $17 price tag on it. When customers pay with a $20, make sure to ask if they’d like to donate the change toward Hometown Hero cookies.
  • Remind customers that Girl Scout Cookies come only once a year. They’ll need to stock up now to enjoy some this summer!
  • Print out recipes for S’more Campfire Cupcakes and offer these to customers who buy more than one package of Girl Scout S’mores.
  • Tell customers how amazing these cookies taste when you put them in the microwave for 10 seconds. They’re gooey and melty like a s’mores off the campfire!
  • IMPORTANT: If your troop has excess cases of unsold Girl Scout S’mores, please contact your Service Unit Cookie Manager or Cupboard Manager no later than Thursday, March 8.

Hometown Hero booths

At this point in the program, many customers have already purchased cookies, but generous Coloradans are happy to support your Hometown Hero if you ask. Set up your remaining booth as a Hometown Hero booth, make a poster with images and facts about your hero organization, and when folks walk by your booth ask, “Would you like to purchase a package of Girl Scout Cookies for our Hometown Hero?” Tell them how many packages you’re hoping to collect and explain more about your hero and what they do.

You can also add, “We’ve got plenty of your favorite varieties if you want to stock your freezer until next year’s sale, too!”

Cookie program wrap-up

  • Allocate cookies: Now’s the time to make sure all the cookies in your troop’s inventory are allocated to girls in your troop. There should be no cookies in the troop cupboard that are not allocated to girls in the troop. Once everything is allocated, remind your girls to select their rewards. Reward orders are due in eBudde by 8 p.m. March 13. Don’t forget, girls have the option of holding Cookie Credits at council to be applied to summer camp fees.
  • Money problem reporting: Money Problem Reports are due by 5 p.m. on March 16. To file, you’ll need the total amount of uncollected debt, the basic contact information for the person responsible for the debt, and a description of the situation and supporting documentation.

Upcoming dates

  • March 11: Last day of cookie program
  • March 13: Rewards orders due in eBudde
  • March 14: Last day to pick up HTH cookies from a cupboard
  • March 16: Money problem reports due
  • March 21: ACH debit for total amount due to council

Girl Scout Cookies and the military

Submitted by Kay Martley,  mart1k@yahoo.com

Metro Denver

Denver

If you have family or friends that are currently deployed, send their APO address to my email or Hearts Across the Miles by March 10, 2018. Packages of Girl Scout Cookies will be shipped to them by Hearts Across the Miles. Girl Scouts have coordinated with them for many years.  Send addresses to either  hatm@gmx.com or mart1k@yahoo.com.

If any troop would like to donate cookies to ship and/or volunteer to pack, please notify Hearts for reservation to pack or bring cookies – hatm@gmx.com. Will be packing on Saturday, March 17 at the Colorado National Guard building in Aurora.

If troops would like a service project , write notes, and/or decorate cards which will be packed into the boxes being shipped. Contact Kay Martley, Girl Scout volunteer, mart1k@yahoo.com for Kay’s mailing address.

Best Cookie Dad contest: Why my dad is the best cookie dad

Submitted by Maddie G.

Western Slope

Grand Junction

 

Our dad has four Girl Scouts this year: a Cadette, Junior, Brownie, and Daisy. He helped us walk through the neighborhood with our cookie powered wagon. He helped us at cookie booths, too. When we needed to make change for customers, he was patient while we did our math. Most dads can’t say they are the best cookie dad, but our dad is!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form and is part of the 2018 contest for Best Cookie Dad.  Is your Cookie Dad the best? Tell us about him and he’ll win a cool prize!

Best Cookie Dad contest: Best Girl Scout Cookie Dad

Submitted by Evie M.

Metro Denver

Thornton

I have the best stepdad ever. He is at every meeting with my troop. I am a first-year Girl Scout and he has been to four booths with me and we are doing four more together. We have filled up our car and ride around with cookies and are always ready to sell! I am lucky to have John as a second dad, but even more excited he is a Girl Scout Dad! I can’t wait for adventures this summer too!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form and is part of the 2018 contest for Best Cookie Dad.  Is your Cookie Dad the best? Tell us about him and he’ll win a cool prize!

Best Cookie Dad contest: Troop Cookie Dad of the year

Submitted by Lauren and Taylor E.

Western Slope

Grand Junction

Lauren: This is my dad’s third year as my troop’s cookie manager. He’s also been our cookie coach every year! He helps my troop make sure we all have enough cookies to sell to reach our goals, helps shuttle cookies to all the booths, and makes sure we know what to say at the booths to our customers. He does a really good job and my troop leaders love him, too! He takes me to his morning networking meetings so I can do my cookie sales pitch and sell to all of his friends- that’s awesome because I’ve gotten to sell a lot of cookies that way! Our dad’s awesome!

Taylor: When I first started selling cookies, I was very quiet and not very sure of myself. My dad worked on my cookie sales pitch with me, practiced what to say if someone says no, and helped me build up my confidence. He’s funny and always knows how to help keep me going!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form and is part of the 2018 contest for Best Cookie Dad.  Is your Cookie Dad the best? Tell us about him and he’ll win a cool prize!

Best Cookie Dad contest: My daddy helps me

Submitted by Ainsley C.

Metro Denver

Arvada

My dad supports me when I am selling Girl Scout Cookies. He is there when I need help. I know that he is there for me when I need him. He has helped me do cookie booths and door-to-door sales. I’m happy when he helps me sell cookies. He has helped me sell cookies for three years now. He likes to buy cookies from me and eat them too!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form and is part of the 2018 contest for Best Cookie Dad.  Is your Cookie Dad the best? Tell us about him and he’ll win a cool prize!

Best Cookie Dad contest: Gold medal Cookie Dad

Submitted by Eden S.

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

My baby sister, Caroline, was born really early in the morning on the first day of the cookie program. My mom was in the hospital still, so my dad took me out selling cookies in our neighborhood. The weather was cold and rainy, and my dad had been up almost all night, but he knew I really wanted to earn the Game Day patch for selling 50 packages on the first day/Super Bowl Sunday, so he took me to each house and cheered me on all afternoon.

My dad also helped me work a bunch of different booths and reminds me to be confident with customers. He has helped me with my math skills too, and showed me how to make an Excel spreadsheet with formulas and everything, to keep track of my sales.

My dad works really hard in the Army and I know he would love to kick back and relax and watch the Super Bowl or the Olympics, but he gives his time to me and my siblings instead. I think he’s the one that deserves a gold medal because he’s an awesome, giving Cookie Dad!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form and is part of the 2018 contest for Best Cookie Dad.  Is your Cookie Dad the best? Tell us about him and he’ll win a cool prize!

Best Cookie Dad contest: Super dads from Montrose

Submitted by Lyndi Schieldt

Western Slope

Montrose

Look at this booth and how awesome it is to see these two excited Girl Scout Daisies when you walk into the Montrose Walmart. But, it’s not just the cookies they are excited about, it’s the men who play an active roll in their Girl Scout experience, and support these future women to be outgoing, honest, fair, and kind. These men are patient as the girls are figuring out how much money the customer owes, and as the girls count the money back to them as well. If you notice one of the dads also has a three-month-old baby (future Girl Scout) strapped to his chest. These men do not let anything get in their way to be able to support their girls in reaching their cookie goals.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form and is part of the 2018 contest for Best Cookie Dad.  Is your Cookie Dad the best? Tell us about him and he’ll win a cool prize!