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Earn TWO free fun patches during the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program

Colorado Girl Scouts can earn two free fun patches during the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program.

 

 

 

 

 

In celebration of the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program beginning on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4, any Colorado Girl Scout who sells 50 packages (or more) of Girl Scout Cookies door-to-door will earn a free fun patch! You can let us know you sold 50 packages by filling out this online form (https://girlscoutsofcolorado.formstack.com/forms/game_day_patch_2018). Be sure to include your goals, Hometown Hero, and troop number, along with a fun picture of you and/or your troop selling. The deadline to complete the form is Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018.

 

 

 

 

Salute America’s heroes by selling 50 (or more) packages of Gift of Caring Girl Scout Cookies between Sunday, Feb. 4, and Sunday, March 11, 2018. Any Girl Scout who does will receive a free, special-order fun patch after completing this online form (https://girlscoutsofcolorado.formstack.com/forms/goc_patch_2018). Be sure to include your goals and troop number, along with a fun pic of you and your troop. The deadline to complete the form is Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

These patches are available only to Colorado Girl Scouts.

 

 

 

 

Be “booth ready” for the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program

While girls and families are out and about selling Girl Scout Cookies, they often get asked about Girl Scouting in general, and we want everyone to know that Girl Scouts is about so much more than selling cookies! Let’s show all our cookie customers how the world’s largest girl-led entrepreneurial program prepares girls to lead, learn, and succeed all while making it possible for them to embark on amazing adventures, form a lifetime of memories and unleash the power of G.I.R.L. (go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, leaders)™ to change the world. Share this two-sided sheet with girls and families for tips on how to answer “Why Girl Scouts?” like a pro!

 

Smart Cookie: All the Girl Scout Cookie Program news you need this week

Welcome to the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program! Thanks to you, our amazing volunteers, the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program is ready to launch on Super Bowl Sunday. As a Troop Cookie Manager, you will receive the Smart Cookie email each week during the program. Our goal is to provide you with quick and easy tips and reminders to guide you through the Girl Scout Cookie Program. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is powered by girls – but they couldn’t do it without you!

Starting Inventory Order and pick ups
Your Starting Inventory Order has been placed and your pick-up location and time selected. Please make sure you have enough space in your vehicle to pick up your order. Check the chart on page 15 of the Troop Cookie Manager guide to see how many cases your car can hold. Review the pick-up rules: No children or pets, bring your delivery confirmation ticket, and please stay inside your vehicle. Cookie Cupboards open beginning Feb. 4- check eBudde for cupboard hours.

Go-day is Feb. 4
Remind your girls and families not to take orders before Feb. 4. Make sure you have signed permission slips for all your girls and don’t forget to use receipts for all cookie transactions. If your girls have planned My Sales booth sites make sure they’ve been approved by the Service Unit Cookie Manager at least 48 hours prior to the booth. My Sales booths, door-to-door, and digital sales run Feb. 4 through March 11. Council booth sites are Feb. 16 – March 11. All rounds of booth sign ups have been completed and any remaining booths are available for sign up through the end of the sale. If your troop cannot staff a booth site, be sure to release it in eBudde so another troop will have the chance to sell there.

Don’t forget Digital Cookie – girls can set up their site now and be ready to sell on Sunday. Families should have received a link to get started with Digital Cookie. If you did not receive that email, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org.

Is your ‘paperwork’ in?

  • All volunteers who serve as Troop Cookie Managers must fill out a TCM agreement.
  • All troops need to submit an ACH Authorization Form if they are participating in the 2018 Cookie Program. The ACH Authorization must be submitted each year.
  • All individual Girl Scouts (girls not in a troop) must deposit any cookie money to GSCO’s Juliette CoBiz account. The Product Program Team can provide Juliette parents/guardians with deposit form.

Game day fun patch

In celebration of the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program beginning on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4, any Colorado Girl Scout who sells 50 packages (or more) of Girl Scout Cookies door-to-door on Sunday will earn a free fun patch! You can let us know you sold 50 packages by filling out this online form. Be sure to include your goals, Hometown Hero, and troop number, along with a fun picture of you and/or your troop selling.

The deadline to complete the form is Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018.

Be booth ready

While your girls and their families are out and about selling Girl Scout Cookies, they often get asked about Girl Scouting in general, and we want everyone to know that Girl Scouts is about so much more than selling cookies! Let’s show all our cookie customers how the world’s largest girl-led entrepreneurial program prepares girls to lead, learn, and succeed all while making it possible for them to embark on amazing adventures, form a lifetime of memories and unleash the power of G.I.R.L. (go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, leaders)™ to change the world. Share this two-sided sheet with girls and families for tips on how to answer “Why Girl Scouts?” like a pro!

Upcoming dates

Feb. 3: Main cookie delivery day Feb. 3: Main cookie delivery day

Feb. 4: Cookie program begins (door-to-door and My Sales booths begin)

Feb. 16: Council booths begin

Feb. 23-25: National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

 

Volunteers needed: Cookie delivery day 2018

Delivery Day for the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program is fast approaching. The delivery sites are always needing more support and your help would be appreciated. If you haven’t already signed up for a time to support the delivery site, there is still time.

Broomfield **NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

1025 Eldorado Boulevard

Broomfield, CO 80021

Sign Up:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4dafae23a57-level1

*This is our largest site with the least volunteers signed up.

Red Rocks Community College

13300 West Sixth Ave.

Lakewood, CO 80228

Sign Up:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4dafae23a57-redrocks

Castle Rock- Castle View High School

5254 N. Meadows Dr.

Castle Rock, CO 80109

Sign Up:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4dafae23a57-douglas

 Summit Ridge Middle School

11809 W Coal Mine Ave

Littleton, CO 80127

Sign UP:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4dafae23a57-redrocks1

Elitch Gardens

2000 Elitch Cir,

Denver, CO 80204

Sign Up:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4dafae23a57-summit1

Baileys Moving

11755 E. Peakview Ave

Englewood, CO 80111

Sign Up:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4dafae23a57-baileys

Buehler

16456 E. Airport Cir #100

Aurora, CO 80011

Sign Up:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4dafae23a57-buehler

Northern Delivery/Loveland

5296 Harvest Lake Drive

Loveland, CO 80538

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4fafa923a75-cookie2

If you are wanting to go to a delivery site that isn’t listed please reach out to the PPS for that region, to find out how to sign up. Don’t know who that is? Email inquiry@gscolorado.org.

 

Girl Scout Night with the Colorado Avalanche

Update as of Feb. 15, 2018: The Avalanche Marketing Team has extended the deadline for the ticket referral contest to Feb. 20. Troops still have a great opportunity to win the cookie booth at our event on March 2.

Join us for Girl Scout Night with the Colorado Avalanche on Friday, March 2, 2018! All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. Cheer on the Avalanche as they take on the Minnesota Wild. The game starts at 7 p.m. and will be played at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

We have some fun new opportunities at this year’s event. Girl Scout troops can win a cookie booth at the Pepsi Center to sell cookies before the game. Troops can compete in a ticket referral contest where they share their five-digit troop number with friends and family who can share the troop number when purchasing tickets. The troop with the most referrals wins the cookie booth. Deadline for the ticket referral contest is Feb. 16, so share your troop info now for your best chance! Tickets can still be purchased after Feb. 16, but won’t count towards the ticket referral contest.

The first 80 people to purchase tickets will get a special co-branded Girl Scout beanie! The beanies are a limited-edition item that will have both the Avalanche logo and a Girl Scout logo. Once these are gone, ticket purchasers will get a co-branded cap featuring the Avalanche and Girl Scout logos. Please purchase your tickets by February 16 to receive your co-branded item.

There are other ice experiences during the game that ticket holders can win! A random drawing from all ticket holders will be held before the game and winners will be notified in advance.

Tickets are $30/person for group purchase of 10 or more people or $32/person for individual ticket purchases. Tickets are in the upper bowl of the Pepsi Center. Part of the ticket proceeds will be donated back to GSCO.

To purchase tickets, go to http://avalanche.teamkse.com/girlscouts18/.
Questions? Please contact Kiley Long at Kiley.Long@TeamKSE.com or 303-405-7625.

Pajama Jam with the Denver Nuggets

Update as of February 14, 2018: The Nuggets are extending their ticket referral contest deadline to Feb. 20 by 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased after this date, but won’t count towards the contest. 

Thanks for your help!

Join us for Pajama Jam with the Denver Nuggets on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018! Cheer on the Nuggets as they take on the San Antonio Spurs and then stay for post-game activities and a sleepover at Pepsi Center. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited.

Tickets are $25/person and include a ticket to the Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs game and a sleepover after the game at the Pepsi Center for Girl Scouts troops and families. Sleepover participants also will enjoy a midnight snack, shooting hoops on the court, a movie on Pepsi Vision, and breakfast. Participating Girl Scouts will get a special event patch. Participants not able to stay over at the sleepover are welcome to come and enjoy the game.

Troops can be a part of a ticket referral contest to win a cookie booth and fan experiences. The top three troops with the most ticket referrals will choose from one of two cookie booths onsite at the Pepsi Center after the game or a High-Five Fan Tunnel experience.

Want to join in the contest? Just share your five-digit troop number with others, and have them reference your troop number during when purchasing tickets. You will purchase your tickets first and then the Nuggets’ event staff will email you closer to the game to verify your troop referral number. The ticket referral contest deadline is February 16. Tickets can be purchased after this date, but will not count for the contest.

Purchase tickets at www.nuggetstix.com/GSPJ18. Seats are in the upper bowl area of the Pepsi Center. Tickets are available in other sections upon request by contacting Lexie Urratio at 303-405-1139 or lexie.urratio@TeamKSE.com. Please feel free to contact Lexie with any event questions you may have. We hope to see you there!

Cookie Rally with UNC Bears Women’s Basketball

Join us for a Girl Scout Cookie Rally with UNC Women’s Basketball on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Come before the game to have fun and get ready for this year’s cookie program. We’ll have activities and more to help you make this year’s cookie program the best! Each participating Girl Scout will get a special UNC cookie patch.

After the rally, enjoy the game and cheer on the UNC Bears as they take on Eastern Washington. All Girl Scouts are invited to the cookie rally and all Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited to the game.

The cookie rally is planned for 10 a.m. to approximately 12 p.m. with the game starting at 12 p.m. The rally will be hosted at the Bank of Colorado Arena in Greeley. Cost is $5/person (online ticket fees may apply). Purchase tickets at tickets.unco.edu and use promo code “COOKIES18.”

Questions? Please contact Brenda Realyvasquez at Brenda.realyvasquez@gscolorado.org.

Cookie contest: Best cookie video

Selling Girl Scout Cookies online? Make sure you’re taking advantage of all the tools, which Digital Cookie gives you to be creative and customize your website, like creating and uploading a video. In addition to attracting more customers and increasing sales, your video could earn you $200 in Cookie Credits!

To enter this year’s “Best Cookie Video Contest,” just submit your video, along with a brief story, through the Share Your Stories form on the Girl Scouts of Colorado blog. Don’t forget to include your cookie goal. All entries must be received by February 12, 2018. Afterwards, they will be uploaded to the Girl Scouts of Colorado YouTube account. The video that receives the most “thumbs up” by February 27 at 9 a.m. wins! *** Note: You must send the original file for your video to be included. Links to videos hosted on YouTube sites other than GSCO will not be accepted.

First Prize: $200 in Cookie Credits

Second Prize: $100 in Cookie Credits

Third Prize: $50 in Cookie Credits

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. VIDEOS CANNOT CONTAIN ANY COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL.

Having trouble uploading your video? Email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

*** Note: This contest is for Girl Scouts of Colorado girl members only.

GSCO and Sweet Cow Ice Cream: A delicious partnership

Girl Scouts of Colorado will partner with Sweet Cow Ice Cream, which has multiple locations in Denver and Boulder Counties, for the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program! As in years past, Sweet Cow will purchase Girl Scout Cookies from local girls/troops to make two special flavors to be offered during February/March 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mint Girl Scout Cookie is a Dutch chocolate and natural peppermint base of ice cream with big and small chunks of crispy Thin Mint cookies throughout.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samoa Samoa is a sweet cream with light caramel base, Samoa cookies sprinkled throughout and a homemade fudge and caramel swirl.

Stay tuned to the GSCO blog to find out how you/your troop can sell cookies to Sweet Cow, allowing them to make these specialty flavors. We will also let you know when they will be available and at which locations.

 

Win big this Girl Scout Cookie season

There are so many ways for you to win BIG during the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program. This year, we’re hosting a variety of contests. Each one is listed below along with a brief description. *** Note: These contests are for Girl Scouts of Colorado girl members only.

Best Cookie Video

Selling Girl Scout Cookies online? Make sure you’re taking advantage of all the tools, which Digital Cookie gives you to be creative and customize your website, like creating and uploading a video. In addition to attracting more customers and increasing sales, your video could earn you $200 in Cookie Credits!

To enter this year’s “Best Cookie Video Contest,” just submit your video, along with a brief story, through the Share Your Stories form on the Girl Scouts of Colorado blog. Don’t forget to include your cookie goal. All entries must be received by February 12, 2018. Afterwards, they will be uploaded to the Girl Scouts of Colorado YouTube account. The video that receives the most “thumbs up” by February 27 at 9 a.m. wins! *** Note: You must send the original file for your video to be included. Links to videos hosted on YouTube sites other than GSCO will not be accepted.

First Prize: $200 in Cookie Credits

Second Prize: $100 in Cookie Credits

Third Prize: $50 in Cookie Credits

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. VIDEOS CANNOT CONTAIN ANY COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL.

Having trouble uploading your video? Email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

 

Colorado Girl Scouts: #BlingYourBooth

The “Bling Your Booth” Challenge is back and this year, you could win up to $200 in Cookie Credits!

Here’s how to bling your booth:

  1. Pick a theme, like G.I.R.L., camp, 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. For your entry to be counted, you must include #BlingYourBooth. Be sure to share your troop number and cookie goal as well. You can also share your photo on Instagram or Twitter and tag us using @GSColo. However, only photos submitted on Facebook will be
  3. Submit your entry by February 22, 2018!
  4. All of the entries will then be uploaded to our Facebook page and be part of the album: #BlingYourBooth Challenge 2018. Tell your friends and family to vote for your entry by simply clicking “like” or reacting to it. The photo that receives the most likes and reactions by February 28 at 9 a.m. wins!

First Prize: $200 in Cookie Credits

Second Prize: $100 in Cookie Credits

Third Prize: $50 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 you have questions, please email Girl Scouts of Colorado Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper.

Best Cookie Dad

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

If your Cookie Dad is the best, write a short essay about what he does that is so awesome and submit it through the Share Your Stories form on the Girl Scouts of Colorado blog. 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 11, 2018.

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.