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Best Cookie Dad contest: Our super dad

Submitted by Abigail and Genevieve R.

Metro Denver

Castle Rock

I am glad to have a great dad who is there to help us sell cookies. Being a Girl Scout Cookie Dad in February (a.k.a. cookie month) is not easy! It is even trickier if you are a dad to two Girl Scouts, who set some high cookie goals! I have been selling cookies for four years and my little sister, Genevieve, just started selling cookies this year. My dad has been there for both of us during this busy cookie season. He helped us sell cookies by taking my sister and I to small businesses in town. He stayed with us at the booths and held a “Cookies For Sale” sign with us and helped us count money. He also had to pick up extra chores around the house when our mom would take us to sell cookies door-to-door or at booths. We would not be able to reach and surpass our goals if it was not for our wonderful dad!

My sister and I learned that earning money through cookie sales would give us an opportunity to attend Girl Scout events and classes. We both like being a part of the big Girl Scout family!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form and is part of the 2018 contest for Best Cookie Dad.

Best Cookie Dad contest: Cookie Dad is Cookie Man

Submitted by Kate Harvie

Western Slope

Montrose

This Cookie Dad isn’t even a dad! He doesn’t just help his soon-to-be stepdaughter and her troop leader mom, this super supportive Cookie Man took the day off work to drive 130 miles round trip just to get 100 cases of Thin Mints for the Montrose Cookie Cupboard! He saved the cookie booth weekend for all Girl Scouts in the area! In the photo above, he is loading 100 cases of cookies into his truck. He was so focused on “properly stacking the cases” he wouldn’t even look up. He’s slightly serious about those Thin Mints.

Brian Grasman can also be found delivering cookies to the troop at booths all over town, helping load and unload cookies from vehicles, and he’s even been known to serve as a “mystery shopper” during National Girl Scout Cookie weekend, handing out patches to girls with stellar customer service.

Troop 17122 and Service Unit 129 couldn’t have survived the 2018 cookie season without him!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form and is part of the 2018 contest for Best Cookie Dad.

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

Submitted byJosie O., Junior Troop 61631

Metro Denver

Littleton

My dad (people call him Patrick) is the best Cookie Dad because he uses his truck and trailer to pick up our troop’s cookies every year. This is a big deal because our troop picks up 5,000+ packages at the first pick up. He also supports me by eating packages of Tagalongs secretly in the garage (without Mom knowing). He gives me funny phrases to say to my customers, like, “Excuse me? What time is it?….It’s Girl Scout cookie time!”

He brings me to the neighborhood where he grew up to sell cookies door-to-door to his old friends and neighbors. He helps me make yard signs, counts my inventory, and then eats more Tagalongs. My dad is my number one customer and my number one sales trainer. He helped me sell 1,031 packages this year. He’s the best Cookie Dad out there!

I’m a G.I.R.L. because I’m a risk-taker. This summer I’m moving out of my comfort zone by going to Girl Scout Camp without anyone from my troop. I know I’ll make new friends. I’m a little nervous, but hey, I’m a risk-taker!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form and is part of the 2018 contest for Best Cookie Dad.

Girl Scout S’mores Booth Challenge: The winners are….

Thank you to all of the Girl Scouts who entered the 2018 Girl Scout S’mores Booth Challenge! We received dozens of entries from all across Colorado and are so impressed by your creativity and enthusiasm. Congratulations to the winners!

Girl Scout Brownie Troop 60061 is from Broomfield and their Hometown Hero is Broomfield FISH. The girls are in the second and third grade at Prospect Ridge Academy and Meridian Elementary School. Most of the girls set a goal of at least 150 packages of Girl Scout Cookies. They are hoping to use the money earned to do an overnight at the Denver Aquarium.

Girl Scout Brownie Troop 60035 is from Aurora. The girls chose Joshua Station as their Hometown. Their troop goal was 225 packages per selling girl and they surpassed it! At last check, the troop had sold more than 10,000 packages.

 

 

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!

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!