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Save the Date: Cocktails & Cookie Creations

Join fellow Girl Scouts, supporters, and community leaders for Cocktails & Cookie Creations! These adult tasting events feature savory appetizers made with Girl Scout Cookies, wine, specialty cocktails, a silent auction, and more. Cocktails & Cookie Creations in Grand Junction is Friday, April 17, 2015.  The event in Steamboat Springs is planned for Thursday, May 28, 2015. Tickets for both nights are on sale now and sponsorships are still available.

Here’s a taste of what you can expect at Cocktails & Cookie Creations in Grand Junction:

The Local: Samoa encased in chorizo-made into a slider with chipotle aioli

Spoons: Pico de gallo corn fritter with Tagalong mole braised beef

Citrolas: Rah-Rah Raisin salmon risotto with cookie crumble balsamic reduction

Bin 707 Foodbar: Do-si-do crusted pork belly sliced on barley risotto with rhubarb gastrique

Community Hospital: Panko shortbread Ahi tuna on a honey coconut rice cake with wasabi siracha aioli

No Coast Sushi: Braised beef with Thin Mint curry, Thin Mint tabbouleh and Thin Mint Naan bread

Here are the recipes from Cocktails & Cookie Creations in Steamboat Springs last year:

Asian Braised Pork Belly with Dos-i-dos

Mole Pork Tenderloin with Tagalongs

Samoa Badge of Courage

Good news! Greg Smith and Kate Rench are returning this year and we can’t wait to taste the new dishes they’ve created.

For more information on Cocktails & Cookie Creations in Steamboat Springs, email Carol Griffin.

For more information on the event in Grand Junction, email Cindi Graves.

 

 

 

Girl Scout Cookies customers “pay it forward”

Submitted by Kim Bell

At our booth sale on Sunday, February 15, 2015,  we had someone buy some cookies and for the change he asked that we pay it forward and give the next person the cookies. That started a ripple effect and next thing you know we had four packages to give away, but everyone kept saying, “Give it to the next and here’s some more money to buy another box.”

Everyone was so generous. We gave away (the paid for) two boxes and had four left to put in the Hometown Heroes box. We couldn’t even give them away and people were offering more. Great experience for the girls!

Voting begins in cookie contests

Thank you to everyone who entered our contests for “Best Cookie Video” and “Bling Your Booth.” We received dozens of entries and are so impressed by the creativity and enthusiasm of all of these cookie-bosses. Now, it is time to rally your friends and family to vote!

Best Cookie Video

All of the entries have been uploaded to our YouTube Channel and are part of the playlist: Best Cookie Video Contest 2015. If you like a video, simply click the “thumbs up” icon beneath it. The video that receives the most “thumbs up” by Wednesday, March 4 at 9 a.m. wins!

 Bling Your Booth

All of the entries have been uploaded to our Flickr page and are part of the album: #BlingYourBooth Challenge 2015. If you like a photo, simply click the star to the right beneath it. The photo that receives the most stars by Wednesday, March 4 at 9 a.m. wins!

 

The prizes for both contests are:

 First: $100 in cookie credits

Second: $50 in cookie credits

Third: $25 in cookie credits

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

 

Media Stars spread the news about Girl Scout Cookie time

Girl Scouts of Colorado Media Stars have been VERY busy spreading the word about Girl Scout cookie time these past few weeks. From Colorado Springs to Loveland to the Western Slope and everywhere in between, Girl Scouts have talked with television, radio, and newspaper reporters about all the wonderful things they can do and have done because of the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

In case you missed any of these incredible stories, here they are.  We have tried to link back to as many of the articles as possible. Please keep in mind: not everything that airs on television or the radio, or is printed in the newspaper is published online

Western Slope

Girl Scouts (and sisters!) Bella and Elena chatted with Emily Frederick of KREX-TV about this year’s sale and the two new flavors.

KREX Interview

Girl Scouts in Fruita kicked off the sale with a drive-thru cookie booth. The story aired on KKCO-TV and KREX-TV.

Pueblo & Southeastern Colorado

Girl Scout Cookies were among the foods featured at a community potluck dinner.

Pikes Peak

Girl Scouts told KRDO-TV that even though Girl Scout Cookies are available online this year, they still learn important lessons by selling door-to-door and at booths.

KRDO Intervie Sami and Hailey

Media Star Natalie was interviewed live, on-air by 92.9 PEAK FM about the start of cookie sales. Portions of her interviewed re-aired on the radio station’s morning show and throughout the week of February 9th Click the player below to listen to Natalie’s interview.

Media Star Sami was on the front page of Fountain Valley News.

Sami also talked about Girl Scout Cookies with Lauren Ferrara of Fox 21 News.

Mountain Communities

Girl Scouts Maggie Murray and Katie talked with Krystal 93 radio about the upcoming cookie sale, the Gold Award, and how to become a Girl Scout.

Metro Denver

Media Star Alex told Ashley Porter of The List, airing on the Denver Channel, about how she plans to be a cookie-boss by selling Girl Scout Cookies online.

Media Stars Rachael and Emma, Girl Scouts from Aurora, talked with Aurora News Weekly about the new cookie flavors and the upcoming sale.

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Arvada Girl Scouts played “Face the Cookie” with the morning team on KWGN.

Girl Scout Cookies 101: Robbyn Hart of 850 KOA Radio interviewed Media Star Cassidy.

On the eve of the start of the sale, super-sellers Madi and Charlotte shared their tips and tricks for being cookie-bosses with 9News.

A photojournalist from Fox 31 Denver followed a group of Arvada Girl Scouts as they went door-to-door on the first day of the sale.

Girl Scouts Evyn and Robert created recipes with the new Girl Scout Cookies, gluten-free Toffee-Tastic and Rah-Rah Raisin. They showed Gary Shapiro and Corey Rose of 9News how to make one of them during a live, on-air cooking demonstration.

Steve Burrell of 93.3 radio bought Girl Scout Cookies from a Denver-area Girl Scout live, on-air.

Northern and Northeastern Colorado

Evyn and Robert Batie love cooking with Girl Scout Cookies. They created new recipes using gluten-free Toffee-Tastics and Rah-Rah Raisins. They shared those recipes with Jessica Benes of the Loveland Reporter-Herald.

The Estes Park Trail Gazette has published several articles about Girl Scout cookie time.

Girl Scout Media Stars are recruited every fall, typically in August and September.  For the 2014-15 Girl Scout year, this opportunity is full. However, if you know a girl interested in being a Media Star for the 2015-16 Girl Scout year, please contact Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper. 

 

Troop hosts Girl Scout Cookies rally

 

Submitted by Emma, Troop 60769

The Plum Creek Service Unit in Castle Rock held a cookie rally on January 24, 2015. It was held at the Phillip S. Miller Public Library. We had 80 Girl Scouts participate in the rally! This ranged from Daisies all the way to even Cadettes. At the cookie rally, there were four stations, and three sessions. One of the stations was a bean bag toss that tested your cookie knowledge. In case a consumer had any questions, the girls would be prepared. Also, we had a fishing station, where we fished for money to buy cookies. They also learned how to make change. In an other station, we made pinwheels and talked about safety rules for selling cookies. The last and most tastiest was where we made a sheet in case we forget any cookie information. It’s also where we got to taste two cookies each. My favorite cookie is Thin Mints. They are still awesome and is now vegan. Best selling wishes to all the Girl Scouts and may you meet your goal.

Girl Scout Cookie Time Means Contest Time

There are so many ways for you to win BIG during this year’s Girl Scout Cookies sale. We’re hosting a variety of contests, including one for best sweet and savory recipes using Girl Scout Cookies and one for the Best Cookie Dad.

Each contest is listed below along with a brief description. To learn more about the rules, deadlines, etc., click on the contest name. It will take you to the blog announcing the contest. Keep in mind, the deadline for some contests is February 22, 2015. For others, the deadline is March 27, 2015, which is the end of the sale.

Best Cookie Video Contest

For years, we’ve seen just how creative you can be when making videos to promote the Girl Scout Cookies sale. Now, we want to reward those of you who come up with the best cookie video for your Digital Cookie website. The videos with the most votes win!

Share Your Awesome Cookie-Earnings Stories

We’re so excited to hear about all of the amazing things you will do with your cookie money! Help us celebrate girls and inspire cookie customers to support you by sharing your cookie-earnings stories with us. Submit yours by March 27, 2015 and you will get a free, fun patch.

Colorado Girl Scouts: Bling Your Booth

The “Bling Your Booth” Challenge is your chance to come up with fun and creative ways to attract more customers to your cookie booth and increase sales. The photo with the most votes wins!

Cooking with Girl Scout Cookies: Recipe Contest

Girl Scouts of Colorado is hosting a recipe contest for those of you, who like to cook with Girl Scout Cookies. It is open to Girl Scouts of all ages. The only restriction is that you must be a registered Colorado Girl Scout. A panel of Girl Scouts of Colorado staff members, whose roles are not directly tied to volunteers, will select winners for both sweet and savory dishes.

Why is your Cookie Dad the best?

Dads are an important part of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie Team. That’s why this selling season we want to honor dads, who help cookie bosses all across Colorado meet their sales goals. If your Cookie Dad is the best, write a short essay about what he does that is so awesome and submit it through Share Your Stories on the Girl Scouts of Colorado web-site. The best stories will be shared here on 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.

 

 

Best Cookie video contest

Selling Girl Scout Cookies on Digital Cookie? If so, make sure you’re taking advantage of all the tools, which Digital Cookie gives you to be creative and customize your website, like uploading a video.

For years, we’ve seen just how creative you can be when making videos to promote the Girl Scout Cookies sale. Now, we want to reward those of you who come up with the best cookie video for your Digital Cookie website through a contest.

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.

To enter, submit a link to the Vimeo video you created for your personal site and a brief story about it through Share Your Stories on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website. This contest is for Girl Scouts of Colorado girl members only, and entries must be received by February 22, 2015.

All of the entries have been uploaded to our YouTube Channel and are part of the playlist: Best Cookie Video Contest 2015. If you like a video, simply click the “thumbs up” icon beneath it. The video that receives the most “thumbs up” by Wednesday, March 4 at 9 a.m. wins!

First Prize: $100 in cookie credits

Second Prize: $50 in cookie credits

Third Prize: $25 in cookie credits

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

 

 

Share your awesome cookie-earnings stories

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We’re so excited to hear about all of the amazing things you will do with your cookie money! Cookie bosses across Colorado are setting their goals and gearing up to do a ton of good in their communities and beyond.

Help us celebrate girls and inspire cookie customers to support you. Submit your cookie-earnings story here. Be sure to include your cookie sales goals, what you’re doing with your cookie earnings, and troop number, along with a fun pic of you and your troop! Also, include:

Name

Age/level

Location

# of years as a Girl Scout

Submit yours by March 27, 2015 and you will get a free, fun patch.

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Want to share even more? Great! We’d also love to hear what you’re learning by selling cookies. Have you discovered something new this year? Did you develop a new skill? Do you have a fun or uplifting cookie customer story to share? We’re all ears! In addition to filling out the form above, submit those through Share Your Stories on the Girl Scouts of Colorado web-site.

We’ll be featuring the best submissions here on the blog, on our social media pages, and elsewhere. And, on top of giving you the opportunity to celebrate all of your inspiring cookie awesomeness, this is a chance for you to connect with and motivate each other, share ideas, and let everyone know about the incredible things you’re doing through the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

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

Colorado Girl Scouts: Bling Your Booth

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The “Bling Your Booth” Challenge is your chance to come up with fun and creative ways to attract more customers and increase sales.

Here’s how to bling your booth:

  1. Pick a theme, like tropical, 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 or tag us on Twitter or Instagram (@GSColo). Don’t forget to include your troop number and cookie goal.
  3. Submit your entry by February 22, 2015!
  4. All of the entries have been uploaded to our Flickr page and are part of the album: #BlingYourBooth Challenge 2015. If you like a photo, simply click the star to the right beneath it. The photo that receives the most stars by Wednesday, March 4 at 9 a.m. wins!

The photo with the most votes wins!

First Prize: $100 in cookie credits

Second Prize: $50 in cookie credits

Third Prize: $25 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 this challenge sounds familiar, that’s because it is! Girl Scouts of the USA is also hosting a “Bling Your Booth” Challenge and giving troops across the country the chance to win $500. For more information on GSUSA’s challenge, click here.

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

Why is your Cookie Dad the best?

Dads are an important part of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie Team. That’s why this selling season we want to honor dads, who help cookie bosses all across Colorado meet their sales goals.

If your Cookie Dad is the best, write a short essay about what he does that is so awesome and submit it through Share Your Stories on the Girl Scouts of Colorado web-site. 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 27, 2015, which is also the end of the cookie sale.

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.