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Awesome Girls: Marketing Me!

This program is hosted by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA).

Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors are invited to Awesome Girls: Marketing Me! on December 1, 2020 from 4-5 p.m.

Register now: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7941283615771306251

You’re great. So, how do you share your accomplishments and talents with others without under selling your skills or seeming too conceited? It can be hard to talk about yourself, so we are here to help! Join us as we hear from three inspiring job recruiters about how to advocate for yourself, build your skills, and tell your story to colleges, employers, and even your cookie customers!

This interactive event will connect you to three experts from RSM who will share their career journey and a little about their past. You’ll learn what it means to think like an entrepreneur and how to market to your customers in the upcoming Girl Scout Cookie season. Then, you’ll have a chance to have your own career exploration questions answered and hear questions from your Girl Scout peers.

RSM is a leading audit, tax and consulting firm , and they can’t wait to share their knowledge and experience with you!

This program is designed for girls in middle and high school. The event will inspire you to get started on a Girl Scout badge, like Business Etiquette or My Portfolio, and prepare you to let your skills shine as you connect with cookie customers.

Please note, this event begins at 6 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. Central, 4 p.m. Mountain, and 3 p.m. Pacific. We acknowledge that the timing may not work with your schedule; you can register and view the playback when it is convenient for you!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Cookie Captains Needed for the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program

Calling all Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador cookie entrepreneurs!  Want to be a Cookie Captain and support younger Girl Scouts and volunteers in your area for the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program?

Complete the Cookie Captain form by Monday, November 30: https://girlscoutsofcolorado.formstack.com/forms/cookie_captain_commitment_form_20_21

The Cookie Captain Program provides service-oriented Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors the opportunity to mentor first-time selling Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies in the art of selling Girl Scout Cookies. Along with providing guidance, Cookie Captains teach younger Girl Scouts about the 5 Skills: goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics!

As a Cookie Captain you will:

  • Receive training that includes tips for working with Daisies and Brownies, and lots of fun game and activity ideas.
  • Help younger Girl Scouts develop skills and confidence as they achieve the goals they have set.
  • Have opportunities to assist your Girl Scout community with:
    • Presenting at TCM trainings and sharing your experience.
    • Planning and leading activities at cookie rallies.
    • Helping with check-in at delivery sites.
    • Leading activities at troop meetings and helping with troop training.
    • Assisting volunteers on cookie delivery sites and/or mentoring Daisies and Brownies at booths during cookie season.
    • Sharing your Cookie Program expertise by sharing your story through GSCO social media
    • Helping your service unit cookie manager or area volunteers with wrapping-up post cookie-season.

Earn 20+ hours of service and earn the Service to Girl Scouting Bar. These same hours can double as service hours to meet your school requirements too!

All Cookie Captains will receive a beanie and a Cookie Captain patch. A party to celebrate your Cookie Captain experience will be held in May/June.

Requirements: 20+ hours of service and a commitment to helping younger Girl Scouts and area volunteers with the 2021 Cookie Program. Track your hours on a log sheet and turn into GSCO by May 7.

Timeline: November – June

Nov./Dec. – Take training, connect with staff + area volunteers, and present at TCM training.

Dec./Jan. –  Cookie Rally planning/hosting, cookie delivery site support, and troop training.

Feb./Mar. –  Daisy/Brownie booth mentorship and share your story through GSCO social media.

April/May –  Assist with wrapping up cookie season.

May/June – Cookie Captain Celebrations!

Girl Scout Sydney T. shared her experience as a Cookie Captain during the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Program. Read it here: http://gscoblog.org/2020/05/cookie-captain-2020/

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

You could be in the new Girl Scouts of Colorado TV commercial

Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to partner with CBS4-KCNC TV to produce a GSCO commercial and YOU could be in it! Enter to win by submitting a short video using this form  of yourself answering the prompts “I love Girl Scouts because …” and “I’m a tough cookie because….” Please keep your answers for each prompt to no more than 10 seconds.

Clips from several Girl Scouts will be chosen for the final commercial that will air on CBS in Denver, Grand Junction, and Colorado Springs in late January through mid-March. The deadline to enter is 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2020.

Here’s an example video by Morgan at CBS4: https://youtu.be/z_JxHLaTnBg

Helpful tips:

  • Think about what you plan to say before shooting. No need to write a long script, just speak from your heart. And remember to try to keep each of your answers to just 10 seconds.
  • Remember this is for TV. Wear your sash or vest or other Girl Scout apparel.
  • Shoot horizontal, not vertical. Recording your video on a smart phone is totally fine. Just hold it (or have someone else hold it or set it in a phone stand) sideways.
  • Turn lights on, don’t shoot in a dark room. It helps to be facing a window (be sure you don’t have your back to the window).
  • Talk directly to the camera for good audio. Speak clearly and don’t forget to smile!
  • No music or background noise.
  • Make sure your message is clear.

Submitting your video clip:

Use this form to submit your video. You’ll fill in your name and contact information and a caregiver will need to sign off that it’s OK for you to enter the contest.

  • If you have a photo of yourself in your Girl Scout uniform or doing a Girl Scout activity, please upload that as well (there’s a spot on the form).
  • Depending on your internet connection, it might take a minute for the file to upload and the form to submit. Don’t navigate away from that page until you see ‘Success! We’ve received your video’ message.
  • If you have technical difficulties when submitting your video clip, reach out to annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

Note: This contest is open to girls in grades K-12 with a current Girl Scouts of Colorado membership (the Girl Scout membership year began Oct. 1, 2020). This contest is not open to Girl Scouts who are members in other councils, are non-renewed Girl Scouts of Colorado members, or adult Girl Scouts.

 

2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program: Cookie Chats

 

Join the Girl Scouts of Colorado Product Program team every Wednesday at noon or 6 p.m. for Cookie Chats, leading up to the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program. These are open discussions on different topics each week. Ask the questions you have and get them answered by GSCO staff.

No need to register. Just go to the Cookie Resources page on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website for the link to join: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/cookies/resources.html

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

2021 Cookie Program Update

 

We want to reassure you the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program is happening! We’ve got this! We are Girl Scouts. When presented with a challenge, we rise to the occasion and we – girls, families, volunteers, and GSCO staff – are doing that right now.

GSCO is working with Little Brownie Bakers, GSUSA, and our key volunteers, as we consider girl and adult safety and the uncertainties before us. Know that for the 2021 cookie season, the core aspects of the Girl Scout Cookie Program will be the same, but how some things are done will be a bit different.

eBudde will open in early November to approved service unit cookie managers and troop cookie managers (SUCMs and TCMs). Complete a TCM agreement and make sure your troop has submitted a 2020-2021 ACH form.

Service unit training will start mid-November. TCM training will begin in December. More detailed “just-in-time” training and information will be shared leading up to the start of the program in January and continue through February and March.

Look for more updates soon on the GSCO blog, website, and Facebook page.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

S’mores Club for 2020 – 2021

The 2020 Fall Product Program kicks-off on Saturday, September 12! Girl Scouts, along with troop and service unit fall product volunteers, can join the S’mores Club by participating in both the Fall Product and Girl Scout Cookie Program and meeting the criteria outlined below.

During the Fall Product Program, Girl Scouts learn all aspects of running an online business by using the M2 platform. M2 makes the experience girl friendly, with an easy-to-navigate dashboard where they can create a video, set their goals, create custom messages for their customers, create business cards, and the most popular feature, create their own avatar – which girls love! Girls earn program rewards too.

Last year, custom Converse shoes were one of the program rewards offered – and they were a favorite! Lots of girls expressed how much they loved the reward and sent in pictures of the shoes they designed for themselves.

S’mores Club Qualifications

GIRLS:

If you send 15+ emails and sell 15+ items during the 2020 Fall Product Program and 400+ packages during the 2021 Cookie Program, you get:

  • A pair of custom Converse shoes and a S’mores Club avatar patch

TROOPS:

If the troop sells $550+ in *combined sales during the 2020 Fall Product Program, they get:

  • An exclusive booth selection opportunity for the 2021 Cookie Program

And – If the troop has a 400+ packages per selling girl average during the Cookie Program, the Troop Fall Product Manager and Troop Cookie Manager are eligible for volunteer rewards.

  • A pair of custom converse shoes and a personalized S’mores Club avatar patch for the TFPM and TCM*

For a quick reference, check out the S’mores Club flier and share it with girls and adults in your troop and service unit.

If you have questions, read our S’mores Club FAQ or contact inquiry@gscolorado.org.

*Please note

Combined sales means, sales either made through the girls’ online storefront and/or orders taken with the order card – any combination of sales. Previous only online sales were counted.

The troop per selling girl average (PSGA) is calculated based on the total number of packages a troop sells, divided by the number of selling girls in that troop.

If the TFPM and TCM are the same person, only one reward will be given.

The reward for adults is for troop participation only. Juliettes can qualify for the S’mores Club and receive the custom Converse shoes and the personalized patch. However, Juliette caregivers will not receive the custom Converse shoes, personalized patch, or an exclusive booth selection opportunity.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Bronze Award Girl Scouts Deliver Masks, Lanyards, and Sneeze Guards to Teachers and School Staff

As many as ten Girl Scout Juniors from Troop 65430 in Highlands Ranch – Lone Tree delivered 40 plexiglass sneeze guards, more than 65 reusable masks, and 70 mask lanyards, along with “welcome back” cards— all of which they made — to teachers and staff at Wildcat Mountain Elementary School on Friday, August 14, 2020. In the midst of a global pandemic, these Girl Scouts wanted to help teachers, staff, and classmates return to in-person learning as safely as possible. The troop paid for the supplies for this project with funds earned through the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Through this project, the girls also earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award, which is the highest award for Girl Scouts in fourth or fifth grade.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Girl Scouts Support a Community Resource

Submitted by Jennifer Redmond

Metro Denver

Aurora

Troop 4235 chose Families First, a community resource branch of Shiloh House, to donate Girl Scout Cookies to. The cookies will go to kids who otherwise would not get a sweet treat like a Girl Scout Cookie. We also paired our cookie donation with a service project, collecting protein bars and hygiene products such as soaps and combs to further help the families in need.

These girls wanted to help a local women’s shelter. They also like helping other kids. They found a way to be leaders and do both at the same time. They made a difference in their community and learned more about a local resource while doing it.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Honoring Hometown Heroes

Submitted by Danielle Wilson

Northern & Northeastern CO

Greeley

With COVID-19 taking place, Tearyn wasn’t able to deliver Girl Scout Cookies to her Hometown Hero until now. She was so excited to call and set up a time to deliver the 30 packages she managed to get! The local military recruiting center was happy to receive the cookies.

I’m a go getter because I set high goals and I never gave up!

I’m an innovator because I changed up my greeting to potential customers and changed my booth set up, even adding lights for my night booths!

I’m a risk-taker because I didn’t know how many sales I would make, if any, at any of my booths, but I always put myself out there to do my best!

I’m a leader because after I hit my personal goal 2,020 boxes, I gave the extra sale credits to my troop, so every girl could reach their goals!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Hometown Hero Cookie Donations

Submitted by Karen Grealy

Metro Denver

Parker

With COVID-19 arriving in March, Troop 65889 was never able to drop off their donations to their Hometown Hero, South Metro Fire and Rescue. As their leader, I had envisioned the girls dropping off the cases together, and seeing what all of their hard work meant to the firefighters.

Understanding that the virus would still be with us through the summer, I decided to call South Metro to see what we could do.
After hearing the girls had more than 730 packages to donate, Pam at South Metro stopped by with a van to pick them all up. She will be dropping-off the cookies to 29 different stations, and ensuring our fire teams have full bellies.

I truly wish the girls could have been there, but my two Girl Scouts were the perfect representatives.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.