Tag Archives: Girl Scout Cookies

Good dog! Great girls!

Submitted by Alicia Doolin

Mountain Communities

Hayden

We invited Routt County K-9 unit Deputy Doolin and K-9 Murray to our booth sales at the airport. K-9 Murray is a good dog and brought even more attention to our booth.

These Girl Scouts also earned the Uniform to Uniform patch! Learn how to earn yours: http://gscoblog.org/2020/01/uniform-to-uniform-patch-for-the-2020-girl-scout-cookie-program/ 

Valentine’s Day night

Submitted by Arianna M.

Western Colorado

Rifle

These wonderful military men came in to City Market on Valentine’s Day night dressed in full uniform to do shopping. They were kind enough to pose with me to earn my Uniform to Uniform patch.

I love the adventure of being a Girl Scout, meeting new people, and trying new things.

These Girl Scouts also earned the Uniform to Uniform patch! Learn how to earn yours: http://gscoblog.org/2020/01/uniform-to-uniform-patch-for-the-2020-girl-scout-cookie-program/ 

Westminster H.S. culinary students host cooking challenge featuring Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scouts of Colorado partnered with Christopher Hill, ProStart/culinary arts teacher at Westminster High School, to host a cooking challenge featuring Girl Scout Cookies in February 2020. Students created dishes, which could not be desserts, and competed against each other in small contests with their classmates. On February 19, the winners of the class competitions competed in a final round. Students had one hour to prepare and present their dishes for judging. The winner was Trefoil Shepherd’s Pie (click link for recipe and see below for more recipes)! Students in the engineering department also used their 3D printer to create the trophies for the winners.

Thanks to CBS4/KCNC-TV, Fox31/KDVR-TV, and Colorado Community Media for joining us for the event!

Recipes:

Westcott Fire Department visits Troop 45257

Submitted by Liz Meggett

Pikes Peak

Monument

These ladies set up a Valentine’s Day cookie booth and invited local fire departments to come visit and enjoy a package of sweet treats!

These Girl Scouts also earned the Uniform to Uniform patch! Learn how to earn yours: http://gscoblog.org/2020/01/uniform-to-uniform-patch-for-the-2020-girl-scout-cookie-program/ 

Cookie season check-in for parents/caregivers

Lots of great stories and photos have been sent in to the GSCO Blog and Facebook page showing all the fun and hard work that the girls and “grown-ups” are having at cookie booths and going door-to-door.

Thank you to all adults who support their Girl Scouts throughout the cookie program!

After a BUSY cookie weekend around the state, now is a good time for parents and caregivers to take stock of their cookie inventory, turn in cookie payments to your troop cookie manager, and talk with them about upcoming booths.

Some questions to consider:

  • Cookie Inventory – How much do you have? Is your Girl Scout scheduled to work upcoming cookie booths? Can you still make those dates?
    • If you need to change plans to work upcoming booths and/or you need assistance scheduling MySales Booths, talk about it with your troop cookie manager.
    • TCMs can help you submit MySales booths into eBudde for approval. (MySales booths are booths that you schedule at local businesses.)
    • MySales booths need to be approved by the service unit cookie manager to avoid duplicate booths at the same locations and so customers can find your booth in the Cookie Locator.
  • Turning in Payments – Give payments for cookies to your troop cookie manager as frequently as you can.
  • Questions about cookies or additional assistance needed – Reach out to your troop cookie manager for the help that you need. If you have a concern, it’s best to communicate it with them right away!
  • Talk with your Girl Scout and ask her what her experience in the Cookie Program has been like so far. Does she have any questions? Or, maybe a great idea for a place to have a MySales Booth? What has she learned so far?
  • Girl Rewards – Does your Girl Scout know which rewards she wants to earn, and if there is there are options, which one she would like?

Check out the GSCO Blog for all the amazing things Girl Scouts are doing around the state!

Be sure to also vote for your favorite Cookie Video! There are some great videos that were submitted! All of the entries have been uploaded to our YouTube Channel and are part of the playlist: Best Cookie Video Contest 2020. If you like a video, simply click the “thumbs up” icon beneath it. The video that receives the most “thumbs up” by February 25 at 9 a.m. wins!

  • First Prize: $200 in Cookie Credits
  • Second Prize: $100 in Cookie Credits
  • Third Prize: $50 in Cookie Credits

My dad helps me sell cookies and so much more

Submitted by Kimberly Bungard

Pikes Peak

Penrose

My dad has been extra helpful with cookies this year. He helps by picking up more cookies when we run out at booths. He also helps find people to sell cookies to like at his work and at his Elks Lodge. My dad likes to teach me stuff like riding my bike and my quad. He takes me camping in the summers and teaches me how to use tools. My dad is a really hard worker and he teaches me why that is important.

Dads are an important part of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Cookie Team. That’s why we honor dads who help Girl Scouts all across Colorado meet their goals. Tell us about what makes your dad an awesome Cookie Dad and he could win a cool prize. 

A police officer visited our cookie booth

Submitted by Kassandra Kowalski

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

We had just started our cookie booth. A police officer was one of the first there to buy cookies and was happy to take a picture.

These Girl Scouts also earned the Uniform to Uniform patch! Learn how to earn yours: http://gscoblog.org/2020/01/uniform-to-uniform-patch-for-the-2020-girl-scout-cookie-program/ 

Smart Cookie: February 17, 2020

Did you Bling Your Booth?

Thousands of Girl Scouts were out in front of grocery stores this weekend for the start of council booth sales! We saw many creative themes and heard some amazing sales pitches – Way to rock your booths! Did you #BlingYourBooth? Don’t forget to send a photo to AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org by February 18. All of the entries will be uploaded to the Girl Scouts of Colorado Facebook page and be part of the album: Bling Your Booth Challenge 2020. 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 27 at 9 a.m. wins! The top prize is $200 in Cookie Credits!
View contest details.

Booth etiquette reminders

With the start of council booths, it’s a good time to remind girls and families about booth etiquette. Girls should be polite and thank people whether they purchase or not. Be courteous to arriving Girl Scouts and have your table packed and ready to move at the end of your time slot. Clean up all trash and remove all empty cases. Remember that girls make all sales, but an adult should have the money on their person at all times.

Booth Release and Waiting List

Can’t make it to a booth you selected? TCMs – Be sure to release the booth on your eBudde dashboard so that other troops can work the booth. When booth selections are released, any troop on the waiting list will be notified. Caregivers/parents please contact TCM to cancel My Sales booths.

Check your inventory

Lots of booths happened over the weekend and it might be time to restock your cookie inventory. Cookie Cupboards are open around the state if you need to restock. Please check your local cupboard hours in eBudde and try to give one week’s notice for orders to be filled. You must put orders in at least 72 hours prior to picking up from the cupboard.  If you need cookies before 72 hours, please work with families in your troop or other troops in your area who may have excess inventory. Check the Cookie Exchange tab in eBudde. You can see inventory listed that’s available, or list your own excess inventory to exchange.

Be mindful that many cupboards are managed by volunteers and will have varying hours. It is important to note that anyone who picks up cookies from a cupboard will need an eBudde password.

Cookie Exchange – You can also check the Cookie Exchange in eBudde, if you need cookies before 72 hours, and pick-up additional cookies needed from other troops in your area – and/or offer excess inventory that you have to other troops.

Check in with families – Now is a great time to take stock of all cookie inventory distributed to girls in the troop. Are more cookies needed? Are the girls with a lot of cookies scheduled to work booths? Do caregivers need help scheduling My Sales booths? Checking in now with families of girls in your troop will help to ensure that your cookie inventory is in good shape and is adequate for Council and My Sales booths coming up.

Spread the word about Girl Scouts

Every cookie booth is an opportunity to be an ambassador for the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Often Girl Scout alums will stop to share their experience with girls, and sometimes families with young girls stop by to ask how they can get involved. Others are curious about what your girls plan to do with their funds. Whether you’re working toward a highest award, planning a Take Action project in your community, saving up for a big trip, or helping to pay for a summer camp experience, spread the word to all your customers. If families ask about how their girl can get in on the action you can direct them to our website, girlscoutsofcolorado.org it’s not too late — troops are forming all year long!

Need-to-know training

New TCMs – Look for just-in-time, “how-to” short videos and recorded live webinars on our GSCO Facebook page/videos and YouTube page, to help answer questions you may have on next steps during the cookie program. You can easily share links to helpful videos with other volunteers too! Read the GSCO blog and watch for special announcements and live events on the GSCO Facebook page.

Vote for your favorite Cookie Video

Thank you to everyone who entered our contest for “Best Cookie Video.” We are so impressed by the creativity and enthusiasm of all of these cookie-bosses. Now, it is time to rally your friends and family to vote!

All of the entries have been uploaded to our YouTube Channel and are part of the playlist: Best Cookie Video Contest 2020. If you like a video, simply click the “thumbs up” icon beneath it. The video that receives the most “thumbs up” by February 25 at 9 a.m. wins!

  • First Prize: $200 in Cookie Credits
  • Second Prize: $100 in Cookie Credits
  • Third Prize: $50 in Cookie Credits

Thank you Media Stars

From television to radio to newspapers and even social media, Girl Scouts of Colorado Media Stars have been working hard to spread the word about the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Program and all the amazing things Girl Scouts do with their cookie money.
From Grand Junction to Colorado Springs to Greeley and Denver, GSCO G.I.R.L. Media Stars have been busy promoting the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

Interested in being a GSCO G.I.R.L. Media Star? Email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

Great start to the season

Submitted by Karla Coronado

Metro Denver

Aurora

Our girls have been working hard selling cookies. Two girls decided not to sell cookies after the initial order was placed. The other girls told me not to worry that they will make up the difference and so far, they have. After two weeks of sales, the four of them have sold more than 1,500 packages and they do not seem be slowing down. I am so proud of them. At the end of the last cookie season, they had a per girl average of 400 packages, so far everyone is more than 300 packages. They had turned a challenge in to a great insentive to sell more cookies.

Our girls are older girls- 8th, 10th, and 11th grade. On top of their busy schedule, they have sold cookies at five different booths, always with a smile and willingness to do their best.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Uniform to Uniform in Colorado Springs

Submitted by Vicki Tussey

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Our troop had the opportunity to talk to two nice police officers at our booth. They were nice enough to take a picture with the girls and buy a couple packages of cookies.

These Girl Scouts also earned the Uniform to Uniform patch! Learn how to earn yours: http://gscoblog.org/2020/01/uniform-to-uniform-patch-for-the-2020-girl-scout-cookie-program/