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Smart Cookie: March 4, 2019

We’re in the final stretch of the Girl Scout Cookie Program and our young entrepreneurs are wrapping up their businesses for the season. It’s been an amazing program and we can’t thank you enough for the hard work, long hours, and endless enthusiasm you – our volunteers – provide to keep things running smoothly.

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.

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!”

“Uniform to Uniform” patch 

The first 200 Girl Scouts have claimed their “Uniform to Uniform” patch. However, it can still be earned and purchased in the GSCO Shop. Patches are $1.50/ each.

“Go for Bold” with Girl Scout S’mores

Everything is more fun with S’mores! The Girl Scout S’mores cookie is still a popular choice for customers this year. Hearing that customers want more S’mores, we have a fun promotion to support additional sales. You must complete the S’mores Form by 5 p.m. on March 12 to be entered into the drawing.

Learn more

Celebrate Girl Scout Week

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.

Cookie program wrap-up

  • Allocate cookies: 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 12. 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 15. 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.
  • If your girls sold 50 or more Gift of Caring packages, don’t forget to submit the form by March 12 to receive your free patches.

Upcoming Dates

March 10 

Cookie program ends

March 12

Troops will be locked out of eBudde at 11:59 p.m. Make sure all cookies are allocated, and all girl rewards are selected.

March 13 

Last day to pick up HTH cookies from a cupboard

March 15 

Deadline to submit money problem reports.

March 20

ACH debit occurs for total amount owed to council.

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.

 

Uniform to Uniform: We love first responders

Submitted by Stacy Tone

Northern & Northeastern CO

Frederick

We are Troop 77911. This is perfect. Our leader is a nurse and we held a first aid, emergency preparedness fair for our Bronze Award and used cookie money to buy CPR manikins. Last month, we had Officer Price with Erie PD hang out with us at our booth and we had a visit from some awesome firefighters. We are also sponsored by Carbon Valley VFW post 9741 Auxiliary, so we spend quite a bit of time with some amazing veterans.

These Cadettes are the definition of G.I.R.L. They are go-getters as the vice-president and secretary of their student council. They are innovators as winners of the regional science fair and are excited to go to the State Science Fair in April. For their bridging from Cadettes to Seniors, they will walk the bridge from Arlington Cemetery to the Lincoln Monument. As leaders, they started a Daisy troop this year and will once again PA at “Knots, Knives and Knonsense” and “Camp Among the Pines.” In addition to Girl Scouts, they are on the volleyball and basketball teams, student council, and both will be starting the bio-med program and honors program in the fall.

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

Empty cookie packages needed for Daisy event

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s annual Daisy Flower Garden event at the Denver Botanic Gardens is right around the corner! We are collecting empty Girl Scout cookie packages for an upcycled craft at the event and would love your help with the collection. All varieties are accepted, and packages should be empty and flattened.

Troops in the Metro Denver region, you can bring your empty packages to your next service unit meeting and your volunteer support specialist will bring them to our Denver office for you.

We will collect packages until April 4, 2019.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

2019 Bling Your Booth Challenge: The winners are…

Thank you to all of the Girl Scouts who entered the 2019 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 following winners!

Third Place: $50 in Cookie Credits 

Troop 41660 from Ft. Carson in the Pikes Peak region is brave, and who they are meant to be! The troop wanted everyone to know that they are strong, beautiful, loving people. Their goal is to sell 10,000 packages of cookies and go camping before a bunch of the girls have to move.

Second Place: $100 in Cookie Credits

Troop 78526 is a multi-level troop with Daisies through Cadettes. This year, troop leaders offered the Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes a chance to do an overnight trip to NASA in Houston. Daisies will get an overnight trip to the Denver Aquarium. These Girl Scouts have been so motivated to sell their cookies to earn the money for these experiences! Their troop goal is to sell 10,000 packages of Girl Scout Cookies.

Winner: $200 in Cookie Credits

A number of girls in Cadette Troop 59 from Lone Tree have an interest in sewing and appreciation for things homemade.  It’s fitting that their booth was made of homemade created bunting, a large cookie fabric panel, and Girl Scout fabric money aprons.

Their goals are raising funds for a five-day troop camp in northern Colorado, travel outside of the state, and collecting Hometown Heroes cookies for professionals in oncology.

2019 Best Cookie Dad contest: My dad is a rock star

Submitted by Carly Hull

Metro Denver

Lone Tree

My dad is a rock star this cookie season. My mom is our troop cookie manager. Our troop sells a lot of cookies, so we need to rent a U-Haul to pick them up. My dad helps by picking up our cookies and helping us unload the truck into our garage. He also takes his time to help me at my cookie booths, even in the freezing cold! I love spending time with my dad and appreciate the help he gives to me and my Girl Scout troop.

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. 

2019 Best Cookie Dad contest: Cookies and beyond

Submitted by Gretchen S.

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

My Dad is Woody B. and he’s a great cookie dad! My mom is the TCM for our troop and he’s helped her with picking up cookies, sorting them, and triple counting both cookies and money when she starts to get stressed. He’s also taken me around our neighborhood several times to sell and deliver cookies even after a long day working at the Air Force Academy. He’s been running around on weekends to get our troop more cookies to sell and helped out at a few booths, too.

He’s a great Cookie Dad, but also a great supporter of our Girl Scout troop. He’s helped us earn our first-aid badge, engineering badge, and Outdoor Journey and taken us on hikes and is going to help us on our first overnight camping trip! I’m so proud that he’s my dad!

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

Submitted by Adrianna Crawford

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Braving the cold and snow, we invited our local firefighters to join us at our cookie booth in front of King Soopers!

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

“Go for Bold!” with Girl Scout S’mores

Everything is more fun with S’mores! The Girl Scout S’mores cookie is still a popular choice for customers this year. Hearing that customers want more S’mores, we have a fun promotion to support additional sales.  You must complete the S’mores Form by 5 p.m. on March 12, 2019 to be entered into the drawing.

The S’mores promotion is for transactions during March 1 through March 10, 2019.

Troops or Juliettes that check out one or more cases from cupboard or T2T:

Five troops or Juliettes will win:

  • S’mores caddy and a hammock for each selling girl

Troops or Juliettes that check out three or more cases from cupboard or T2T:

Five troops or Juliettes will win:

  • Cookie costume for the troop
  • Cookie cart for each girl selling girl

Girls selling more than 100 packages S’mores* will be entered into a drawing for:

Two Girl Scouts will win:

25 Cookie Credits

Cookie cart

S’mores caddy

Hammock

*100 packages sold during the 2019 Cookie Program

 

Uniform to Uniform: Middle school police officer

Submitted by Jordan Cadena

Metro Denver

Northglenn

Officer Dusky from SRMS visited one of our booths on February 22, 2019. Funny enough, he was invited to a different booth, but showed up to ours on accident! Either way, it was cool to see my middle school officer and his colleague “mini me” at our booth.

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

Military and Girl Scout Cookies

Submitted by Kay Martley, Girl Scout Volunteer

Metro Denver

Denver

If you have family or friends who are currently deployed, send their APO address to Kay Martley, Girl Scout volunteer, or Hearts Across the Miles, by March 11, 2019. Packages of Girl Scout Cookies will be shipped to them by Hearts Across The Miles. Send addresses to either hat@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. Packing will be on Saturday, March 16 at the Colorado National Guard building in Aurora.
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