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2019 Best Cookie Video contest: Emma’s cookie video

Emma is five-years-old and learning ASL because he brother is hard of hearing. She wanted to be able to sell to the deaf community, so she learned how to sign… “Hi I’m Emma! I’m a Girl Scout! Want to buy some Girl Scout Cookies? ”

Emma’s goal is 500 packages. We thought this goal was a good amount for our first year!

Watch her video here: https://youtu.be/ccfR8erbRPU

To enter this year’s “Best Cookie Video Contest,” just email your video, along with a brief story and your cookie goal, to Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

Earn a free, fun patch by sharing your awesome cookie-earnings stories

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We’re so excited to hear about all of the amazing things you will do with your cookie money! Help us celebrate girls and inspire customers to support you by submitting your cookie-earnings story here. Be sure to include your goals, Hometown Hero, and troop number, along with a fun pic of you and your troop! Submit yours by March 13, 2016 and you will get a free, fun patch.

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Want to share even more? Great! We’d also love to hear what you’re learning by selling cookies. Have you discovered something new this year? Did you develop a new skill? Do you have a fun or uplifting cookie customer story to share? We’re all ears! In addition to filling out the form above, submit those stories through the Share Your Stories form on the Girl Scouts of Colorado blog.

We’ll be featuring the best submissions here on the blog, on our social media pages, and elsewhere. And, on top of giving you the opportunity to celebrate all of your inspiring cookie awesomeness, this is a chance for you to connect with and motivate each other, share ideas, and let everyone know about the incredible things you’re doing through the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

If you have questions, please email Girl Scouts of Colorado Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper.

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

 

Cooking with Cookies: Tagalongs & Do-si-dos

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To help our cookiebosses increase sales and attract customers, we’re sharing recipes for some delicious dishes made with your favorite Girl Scout Cookies. This week:  Tagalongs and Do-si-dos.

Try making these or print and share the recipe cards.

Tagalongs Shake

Do-si-dos Peanut Thai Chicken

Tag-a-dos Cheesecakes

Why is your Cookie Dad the best?

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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 13, 2016.

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.

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

Important change for the 2016 Girl Scout Cookies sale

Girl Scouts of Colorado is moving to a no-return policy for the 2016 Cookie Sale. This policy will allow girls to be more successful because we’ll have better control over inventory, a more accurate Starting Inventory Order and girls will have the cookies they need.

After production issues experienced at the bakery last season caused challenges nationwide, Girl Scouts of Colorado decided to move up our planned timeline for a no-return sale. Girl Scouts of Colorado was one of only a few councils that allowed returns.

Girls and troops still will be able to transfer cookies from troop-to-troop and order more cookies from their local cupboard as needed.

Additional training will be provided to Troop Cookie Managers to ensure that troop Starting Inventory Orders are well thought-out and meet the needs of the girls and troops.

We’re looking forward to an awesome 2016 Cookie Program where Girl Scout Cookies can do a world of good!

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Why is GSCO moving to this policy now?

Inventory shortages at Little Brownie Bakers created a situation in 2015 where some troops and girls ran out of cookies to sell and couldn’t get more. Moving to a no-return policy and troops submitting a Starting Inventory Order of what they actually plan to sell will ensure we have all the cookies on hand at the beginning of the sale.

2. Can I still checkout booth sale cookies on consignment?

No, booth sales will need to be accounted for in your SIO. We will provide solid estimates of the number of cookies you can expect to sell of each variety at a typical booth sale. Make Hometown Heroes a prominent push at your booth and door-to-door sales and any leftover packages you have will go to your HTH donation. Additional cookies will be available at cupboards but cannot be returned.

3. Can I swap varieties of cookies for others at the cupboard?

The council cupboards will not accept any returns or swaps. Troops and girls can swap with other troops. Service Unit-level volunteers will be able to help facilitate these transactions.

4. Can I return damaged cookie boxes?

Yes, if you find damaged cookies in your inventory, please exchange the package for a non-damaged package at your local cupboard as soon as possible.

5. Will GSCO recommend a SIO per girl?

A new section of cookie training will focus solely on Starting Inventory Order. Council can recommend an average SIO for a new troop or girl based on program level and region.

6. What happens if we have a girl who cannot sell at the last minute due to a family emergency or something?

As we saw during the 2015 Cookie Program, Girl Scouts are happy to help sister Girl Scouts. Your troop can transfer those cookies to another troop looking to supplement their inventory.

7. Can GSCO return cookies to Little Brownie Bakers?

Girl Scouts of Colorado pays for every case of cookies that we put in our warehouses. We cannot, nor have we ever been able to, return any cookies to the bakery or exchange cookies with other Girl Scout Councils.

8. How will this change the volunteer role of Cookie Cupboard Managers?

Cupboards will still be used for storing, managing and delivering cookies to troops/girls. A new Cupboard Manager training will be provided to focus on the no-return policy, troop-to-troop transfers and the number of cookies needed for booths.

 

Top cookie sellers celebrate at CEO’s house

Colorado’s top 15 Girl Scout Cookies sellers were the guests of honor at a special dinner at the home of Girl Scouts of Colorado President and CEO Stephanie Foote on Saturday, July 11, 2015. The #cookiebosses arrived in style via a limo and spent the evening celebrating. Some of them were even willing to share the secrets of their selling success with their Girl Scout sisters.

These special girls came from as far away as Durango and Pueblo to attend this private dinner party. Congrats, girls!

 

Top 15 of 2015

Paige, Thornton — 4,747 packages

Charlotte, Arvada — 4,010 packages

Olivia, Durango — 3,500 packages

Ciara, Lakewood — 3,364 packages

Jacquelyne, Aurora — 3,101 packages

Diana, Pueblo — 3,085 packages

Madison, Arvada — 3,083 packages

Tristina, Colorado Springs — 3,080 packages

Joanna, Lochbuie — 2,800 packages

Emma, Castle Rock — 2,778 packages

Kaitlyn, Arvada — 2,771 packages

Arianna, Lakewood — 2,529 packages

Alycia, Lakewood — 2,429 packages

Emilyann, Arvada — 2,276 packages

Jenni, Arvada — 2,204 packages

See all of the photos from the special evening on our Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gscolorado/sets/72157653498476044

 

Top Sellers celebrate at Renaissance Festival

74 Girl Scouts and their family members gathered Saturday, June 13,  2015 at the Renaissance Festival in Larkspur, Colo. to celebrate “cookiebosses” who sold 750 packages or more of Girl Scout Cookies. Top Sellers enjoyed admission to the festival as well as a King’s Buffet, which featured an appearance by the festival’s King and Queen, who stopped by to congratulate the girls. During the buffet lunch, girls were presented with their Top Seller medallions by one of the festival’s town criers with assistance from the GSCO Product Sales staff.

Top Sellers celebrate at Glenwood Caverns

77 Girl Scouts and their family members gathered Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Glenwood Caverns to celebrate “cookiebosses” who sold 750 packages or more of Girl Scout Cookies. Top Sellers enjoyed a day pass to the adventure park, which included a cave tour and rides. During a luncheon, which featured a fajita bar, girls were presented with their Top Seller medallions.

National Girl Scout Cookie Sleepover – Jan. 12th!

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We are getting excited about the upcoming National Girl Scout Cookie Sleepover! How about you?!? If you haven’t heard about this event yet, it is going to be held on Saturday, Jan. 12th, at 8 p.m./MST. This event can be done anywhere where there’s an Internet connection. One girl or even a group of girls can participate in this event together (it doesn’t have to be a troop activity). All girls who participate will join girls from across the country who are having a sleepover/pajama party in their area. For more information and ideas to get ready from your sleepover/pajama party, check out Little Brownie Bakers website. And if we haven’t convinced you yet, check out the video below on this first-ever event that’s sure to be a hit. We hope to see you there! (We will also be live Facebooking throughout the event on Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Facebook page, so be sure to join the conversation!)

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