Troop 60280 is having a great season. We are on track to meet our goals and still have a few booth sales left. Wanted to share our fun way of increasing our sales. We noticed that some of the rural towns had a lot of booth sale openings, so we booked several, loaded up the minivan and sold cookies all weekend in a small town that has very few Girl Scouts. Fun to get away and we sold 500 packages in 7 hours!
The poster in the background shows their goal is a combined 2,000 packages – when the photo was taken they were at 1,200. They are at 1,949 as of last night’s sale – so close!
The girls in our troop are studying American history in 5th grade this year. Their goal is to sell enough cookies to pay for a visit to the historical sites in Virginia during spring break 2017.
Our troop of 10 scouts made chocolate kiss roses to increase sales on Valentine’s weekend. But 3 or more and get a free chocolate kiss rose for your sweetheart made by the girls. They made over 350 and we ran out.
We wanted to write about how awesome our daddy is! He is always there for us. Our dad picks us up from our meetings, joins us when you have events, he goes to almost all of our cookie booths with us, and he buys lots of cookies from us too! Our dad doesn’t just help with our Girl Scouts. He also goes to all our softball practices and games, plays with us (nerf guns, video games, bike riding, etc.) He takes us camping and fishing in the summer and sledding in the winter. We love your daddy so much!!! (Our dad, Mike, is on the left! Uncle Jeremy, on the right, is a good dad to our cousin too! ) ~Nicole, Michaela & Aaliyah Garcia
This year, my daughter Gracynn decided she wanted to increase her cookie goal to 500. We talked a lot about how she would need to work hard to reach her goal, and we discussed ways to help her reach her goal. Being a firm believer that this is Gracynn’s cookie business, I explained to her that if she wanted to sell her cookies on social media, that we would need to come up with a way so that she’s doing the asking, and not me. That’s when she said, “it’s too bad I can’t talk to them. ” Which lead to the idea of making a video. Gracynn and I discussed what would be important to say to her customers, and that’s how we came up with a script. After recording, we played around with subtitles and stickers, just to make her video more fun. By the time her video was complete, Gracynn was confident and proud of her hard work, and super excited to sell cookies. We still have a month to go, and Gracynn is over halfway to her goal!
My daughter, Sophia, and her friend Maria decided to drum up some business at a recent booth sale by rapping! Customers were cheering, tweeting, videotaping, and buying more cookies. People from inside the store were coming out to see what all the commotion was about and requesting repeat performances.
My husband loves cookie season, not just for the cookies he buys, but also for cookie booths. He tries to take our Brownie to a booth once a week, at least. He drives her 45 minutes away to set up the booths and spend the time hanging out with her and talking with her in between customers. They wear their cookie costumes and he even poses for photos with customers. He has had to learn the sewing lingo to tell other troops how I made their costumes.
My goal this year is to sell over 400 boxes of cookies. The reason I made a Star Wars video is because Star Wars is really awesome. Most girls may make videos where they just show you the cookie boxes, but I made it special and I wanted to sing so I made a Star Wars singing video. The best part isn’t that I get to post my video it’s that I get to have fun making the video and selling cookies.