In response to concerns about online behavior that does not follow the Girl Scout Promise and Law, Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO) has developed a series of guidelines for all members, including girls, volunteers, staff members, adult members, etc. Please keep in mind that the online world is constantly evolving, so this blog will be updated as often as needed to reflect those changes. If you have any questions/concerns, please consult a member of the GSCO Marketing and Communications Department or email email@example.com.
Think before you type. When representing yourself as a GSCO member online, think about the messages you are putting forth and how they will be perceived. You are responsible for what you write or say online about GSCO, even if it is on your personal social media channels. The same rules that apply offline apply online. Use good judgment and common sense. Please do not write or post anything that would embarrass other members or reflect badly on our organization.
Some people just want to fight. We can’t control the message all of the time, so don’t connect/ follow people/organizations simply to monitor their activity/argue with them. If you encounter someone who is posting incorrect information about Girl Scouts, let GSCO know. We also monitor social media and respond to inaccurate reports and misinformation. Feel free to “set the record straight” from your personal account, but do not engage in a continuous argument.
Use hashtags appropriately. Be sure to research any hashtag before using it and check it regularly. A seemingly innocent hashtag may not be. You also want to make sure you are using hashtags correctly and associating Girl Scouts with the right groups. GSCO regularly uses the following hashtags:
Don’t know? Ask! Know what you are talking about when you engage with others. If you are unsure, ask! If someone has a question you can’t answer, ask them to email the question to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the GSCO Product Program Team for our next Facebook Live event on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at noon. Service Unit Fall Product Manager, Shannon Calhoun, will share her experience and best ways to support girls, troop leaders, and families to make the Fall Product Program a success for all involved.
If you miss the live broadcast, no worries! You can watch the video on our Facebook page and share it with other volunteers. Go to the videos tab and look for the 2019 Fall Product Program playlist.
For questions about the Fall Product Program, please contact GSCO Customer Care at 1-877-404-5708 or email email@example.com.
Ok, so you might be thinking “Wait, there are MORE badges to navigate through?” We get it! There is a lot of amazing Girl Scout programming out there and we want to help your girls find the content that meets their interests. Join us on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at noon for a Facebook LIVE event as we answer your questions about the 42 NEW badges and Journeys released by Girl Scouts of the USA earlier in the month. We’ll also share some insider information about them.
Can’t attend live, but have a question to ask? Email Mission Delivery Manager Emily Speck with your question and we will answer it! You can access the recording of the Facebook LIVE on our Facebook page under videos.
Join the GSCO product program team for a Facebook Live question and answer session on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 1 p.m. As our office prepares for the holiday closure, we want to connect with you for support. We will talk about how TCM’s get into the eBudde system and the deadline to make changes to your troop rosters. There will also be time to talk about training options that are online and great resources for all troop volunteers. See you soon!
Social media-savvy cookie bosses and volunteers: Help us spread the word about Girl Scout Cookies and tell Colorado’s cookie story!
We’re looking for adult volunteers and girls (13 and older) to engage with us and share/retweet/repost photos and stories about Girl Scout Cookies. We also need you to share with us what you’re doing, so all of our friends and followers can see and read about all the awesome things you’re doing to meet your goals and help your community.
You can post your photos and stories directly to the Girl Scouts of Colorado Facebook page. If you use Twitter or Instagram, be sure to tag @GSColo in your posts and tweets. Finally, don’t forget to use the following hashtags: #GSColo, #GirlScoutCookies, #cookieboss, and #BlingYourBooth.
The Denver Broncos are Super Bowl bound and we couldn’t be more excited! We’re calling on Girl Scouts all across Colorado to join the fun and show everyone just how much we love the Broncos.
Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council (home of the Carolina Panthers) has challenged us to a friendly competition on Facebook—and of course, we accepted! Show them we have WAY more Super Bowl spirit by sharing photos and videos which showcase your Broncos and Girl Scout pride. You can post them directly to the Girl Scouts of Colorado Facebook page. Here are some fun ideas:
Snap of photo of you or your troop wearing your Broncos gear and Girl Scout vest/sash.
Make a video of you or your troop cheering on the Broncos. Be sure to wear your Broncos gear and Girl Scout vest/sash.
Create an “Orange & Blue: Broncos Cookie Bundle”—Do-si-dos and Trefoils—tied together with blue and orange ribbon. Take photos of the cookies around your community or at special Colorado locations. You can also pair your cookies with your favorite Broncos gear, like flags, sweatshirts, pennants, etc.
Spell out “Go Broncos” using boxes of Girl Scout Cookies—extra points if you use Do-si-dos and Trefoils!
We also want to know: What are you doing to do to increase your sales Super Bowl weekend? Do you have a fun or creative MySite planned? Are you going door-to-door, hoping to catch customers at home while they are watching the big game? Share Your Stories on the Girl Scouts of Colorado blog. The best stories will be shared on the Girl Scouts of Colorado blog and social media networks.
Are you social media-savvy? Do you love sharing news about Girl Scouts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn? If so, then Girl Scouts of Colorado needs YOU to join our new social media team!
We’re looking for adult volunteers and girls (13 and older) to engage with us and share/retweet/repost Girl Scout stories, news of upcoming activities, support opportunities and more. We also need members of this team to share with us what they’re doing so all of our friends and followers can see and read about all the awesome things Colorado Girl Scouts do.
These pages are primarily for camp news, photos and updates.
Under the Twitter handle and Instagram username GSColo, we share news, photos and videos of Girl Scouts participating in Take Action projects, community events, enjoying camp, selling cookies and more.
LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking service, mainly used by professionals. The Girl Scouts of Colorado LinkedIn page focuses on making connections with volunteers, donors and corporate sponsors by showcasing how our organization gives young girls the confidence to become leaders. We also use LinkedIn to spread the word about the latest research regarding the health and well-being of girls in Colorado and across the country.
We encourage everyone to connect and engage with us on all of our social media networks. By becoming a member of the Social Media Team, you can help GSCO spread the word about our organization even further. To join the GSCO Social Media Team, email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org Please include your name, hometown, contact information and preferred social media network.
Product Sales is happy to announce that our team is now complete and “hungry” to serve Girl Scouts of Colorado, its members, volunteers and families. We are very excited to work with you!
In order to serve you more efficiently, we have provided brief staff descriptions for each of us:
Jordan Alvillar, Product Sales Administrative Support Specialist:
Got questions about Cookie Credits, the Fall or Cookie sale, or need additional support from Product Sales? Jordan helps with “tightening up the screws” in our department. She is based out of the Denver office and is very excited to participate in the upcoming Fall and Cookie sale as an official Product Sales staff member!
Shannon Allison, Product Sales Specialist (Denver Metro, Pueblo and Colorado Springs (El Paso County):
Shannon is our brand spankin’ new member in Product Sales! She just moved to Colorado after living and working in South Florida for the Girl Scouts of Gulf Coast Florida! She was the Sales Coordinator and worked with Product Sales and the Girl Scout Shop. Shannon was a Girl Scout herself and is loving the opportunity to work with volunteers and staff to continue to help empower girls to become leaders. She is ready to get started with Girl Scouts of Colorado and we are so happy to have her!
After 17 years, Dorothy Gregory retired as the Product Sales Director. We were very fortunate to inherit Angel as the new Product Sales Director after serving on the Girl Scouts of Colorado Product Sales team for 2.5 years. Angel has twelve years of previous Girl Scout experience as the CFO of Girl Scouts of Oklahoma. Something you’ll hear Angel say often is, “I love my job”. She is an enthusiastic leader who is determined to make this years Fall and Cookie sale the best ever.
debi Metheny was a Membership Specialist for Girl Scouts of Colorado before she came to the Product Sales team. Through her Product Sales Specialist position, she has been able to make strong connections with volunteers and members.
Kathy has been on the Product Sales team for 2.5 years. Before that, she was a Service Unit Product Sales volunteer for three service units in Grand Junction on the Western Slope. Kathy has a knack for planning spectacular Top Seller events to honor the Girl Scouts of Colorado who sell more than 750 boxes of cookies!
Dana had worked for Girl Scouts of Colorado in Registration and Business Systems for eight years before coming to Product Sales. Dana also has experience as a troop and unit volunteer as well as a council trainer. Dana serves as the “technical support” branch of the Product Sales team. She provides extensive technical and customer support for the user side of eBudde and NutE and also assists in inventory management with the Cookie Cupboards around the state.
Are you ready for the Fall Sale and Cookie Sale like us?
We are excited to announce the Fall and Cookie Sale dates below:
Fall Sale 2013:
Sale Dates: September 21, 2013 to October 13, 2013
Order form due to leader by: October 14, 2013
Turn in Money to Leader by: October 14, 2013
Deliver Products to Customers: October 30, 2013 – November 10, 2013
NEW to this year’s Fall Sale! We are now offering Fall Program Credits for this year’s sale, which will work like Cookie Credits! Stay tuned for more details.
Cookie Sale 2014:
Sale Dates: January 26, 2014 – March 2, 2014
Deliveries Start: January 20, 2014
Big Delivery Day: January 25, 2014
Cookies Now! My Sale Boothing: January 26, 2014
Council Booth Sale Starts: February 7, 2014
Cookie Return Date: February 12, 2014 (*You cannot return anything that is non-chocolate after the return date)
Arrival of Awards: April 21, 2014
We will be selling the six most popular varieties
Do-si-Dos, Samoas, Savannah Smiles, Tagalongs, Thin Mints and Trefoils *Since inventory management has been a big challenge for non-chocolate varieties, we’re asking that you order only what you think you can sell. Non-chocolate varieties cannot be returned this year. NEW! Personal Booth Sales are a go from day one!
Get creative and think about where girls can arrange their own Booth Sales throughout the entire sale. You still need to get them approved so they can get in eBudde and you’ll get the bonus of public promotions through the Cookie Locator website
and mobile app! Council contracted sites such as Walmart, Sam’s, Safeway, King Soopers and Albertsons will run Feb. 7– March 2.
Volunteer! Want to be an asset in this year’s Fall Sale or next year’s Cookie Sale? Become a volunteer! All you need to do is fill out a volunteer application and specify if you would like to participate in the Fall or Cookie Sale!
Girl Scouts of the USA has officially named February 8, 2013 as National Girl Scout Cookie Day! On this day we will celebrate Girl Scout Cookie time, teaching the community about the lifelong skills learned through selling cookies as well as spreading the word on how to purchase cookies.
These efforts will be supported nationally through media and public service announcement placements. Girl Scouts of the USA is also planning a social media campaign. They’ve also put together a fabulous new Girl Scout Cookie website (a Spanish version of the site will launch in January), which encompasses the themes that will be emphasized on National Girl Scout Cookie Day.
Girl Scouts of Colorado will be marking the National Girl Scout Cookie Day with Cookie Social Media Day, which was previously announced on Nov. 30th (read that blog). We also are planning media and public service announcement placements for the Girl Scout Cookie season, which runs Jan. 27th through March 3rd.
We hope you will support Girl Scout Cookie time by getting involved in the National Girl Scout Cookie Day activities!
I’m excited to announce that Girl Scouts of Colorado is launching a first-ever Cookie Social Media Day during the 2013 Cookie Program! So mark your calendar, share the information with friends and family, and we look forward to having you participate! (Cookie Social Media Day is part of National Girl Scout Cookie Day on Feb. 8th.)
Cookie Social Media Day 2013
On Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, which is the date for Cookie Social Media Day and the first day of Girl Scout Cookie Booth Sales in Colorado, we want everyone, from our girl members, adult volunteers, families, donors, partners, alumnae, staff and friends to be talking about Girl Scout Cookie time on social media. Our goal is to show the community the real-life skills they are supporting when they buy Girl Scouts Cookies.
Participating is easy!
1. Log on to Facebook or Twitter at any time on Friday, Feb. 8.
2. Post a personal message/story about Girl Scout Cookie time. You are encouraged to incorporate the 5 Skills Girls learn by selling Girl Scout Cookies (Goal-Setting, Decision-Making, Money Management, People Skills, Business Ethics). And feel free to share a photo or two if you want as well. Sample messages:
Facebook: It’s @ Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie time! I very much credit my goal-setting skills to when I sold Girl Scout Cookies as a young girl (see the photo of me at age 8 here). Without those skills I don’t think I would have had what it takes to start my own business. Did you sell Girl Scout Cookies or know someone who did? What did you/they learn? See more about Girl Scout Cookie time in Colorado at www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org.
Twitter: Girl Scout Cookies helped my daughter become a math whiz. What’s your #gscocookies story? girlscoutsofcolorado.org @GSColo
Update 1/23/13: If you don’t have a personal Girl Scout connection, you can still show support for Girl Scout Cookie time on National Girl Scout Cookie Day Feb. 8th by posting a message like this on your personal (or company) social media:
Facebook: Today’s National Girl Scout Cookie Day! I/We salute @ Girl Scouts of Colorado for the leadership skills they instill in girls. I/We look forward to supporting the biggest girl-led business in the world by purchasing Girl Scout Cookies, which are on sale in Colorado through March 3. For more information, visit www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org.
Twitter: It’s National Girl Scout Cookie Day! I/We am/are purchasing cookies from @GSColo to support a great girl leadership program #gscocookies