Thanks to you, our amazing volunteers, the 2017 Girl Scout Cookie Program is ready to launch on Sunday. It’s crunch time and we know you’re working hard to prepare and organize. As a Cookie Manager, you will receive the Smart Cookie email each Monday during the sale. 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 should have 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 9 of the Troop Cookie Manager manual 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 on Feb. 2.
Go-day is Jan. 29
Remind your girls and families not to take orders before Jan. 29. 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 sale. My Sales booths, door-to-door, and digital sales run Jan. 29 through March 12. Council booth sales are Feb. 10 – March 12.
Don’t forget Digital Cookie – girls can set up their site now and be ready to sell on Jan. 29. Families should have received a link to get started with Digital Cookie. If you did not receive that email, please contact email@example.com.
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 2017 Cookie Sale 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 Sales Team can provide Juliette parents/guardians with deposit forms.
100th anniversary specialty patch
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts selling cookies and 100 years of Girl Scouting in Colorado with this cool patch! Colorado Girl Scouts can earn it by selling 50 packages of Girl Scout Cookies door-to-door by the end of the first full weekend of the sale (Feb. 6, 2017). Any Girl Scout who does will receive a free, special-order fun patch after completing this online form. Be sure to include your goals, Hometown Hero, and troop number, along with a fun pic of you and your troop! The deadline to complete the form is Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.
This patch is for Girl Scouts of Colorado girl members only. The form will not be open until Jan. 30, 2017.
There have been some groups on social media calling for boycotts of Girl Scout Cookies because some Girl Scouts from Washington, D.C., chose to march in the inaugural parade on Friday. Girl Scouts of the USA and Girl Scouts of Colorado are nonpolitical, nonpartisan organizations and we include all girls. Messaging below for adults and girls will help if you get asked about this while out selling cookies. As always, if you are uncomfortable answering questions or are unsure of the facts, you can direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About 75 girls from one council decided to participate in Friday’s inauguration, while many chose to participate in Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington or similar events across the country. It’s all part of what Girl Scouts does to empower girls to speak their own minds and champion their own ideals, whatever they may be.
Girl Scouts exists to give all girls opportunities to lift their voices and be heard. Different girls make different choices, and Girl Scouts, while it doesn’t endorse specific politicians or parties, does support all girls in the decisions they make throughout their own leadership journeys.
Some Girl Scouts from Washington, DC decided to go to Friday’s inaugural parade, and others went to Saturday’s Women’s March and similar events across the country. No matter what, Girl Scouts supports us in making our own decisions, being leaders in our own lives, and improving our communities. Cookie sales power our Take Action projects so that we can do just that, giving back to our local neighborhoods.