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Girl Scouts “Made in the USA” Commitment

Girl Scout merchandise continues to honor its commitment to U.S.-made products and strives to keep its carbon footprint as small as possible.  Girl Scout vests, sashes, tunics, and insignia are all currently produced in the USA. As of July 2017, we are pleased to announce that Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Cadette badge production started in the United States.  In order to offer the USA made products, there was an increase to the pricing structure. The new retail price on Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Cadette badges began July 1.

All badges from the previous vendor have been discontinued and can no longer be returned. The GSCO retail staff encourages troop leaders to do swaps at their service unit meetings, or utilize the “Classifieds” section on the GSCO blog.

On to the more exciting news!  “Back to Troop” is not too far away, and it will soon be time for the GSCO Shop to extend our hours to accommodate our volunteers and troop leaders.  Our fall store hours will begin September 5, 2017.   September 9 will be our first Saturday of the season to be open. The store will be open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday – Thursday and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday.   The store will be stocked starting in August for all your back to troop needs, along with some fun Girl Scout swag. Remember, Cookie Credits and GSCO gift cards are welcome in the store. If you are unable to stop by, give us a call or send an email (retail@gscolorado.org) with your questions or order.  We are more than happy to assist you.

GSCO offices and shop closures

Girl Scouts of Colorado offices statewide and the shop will be closed July 3-7, 2017 for the Fourth of July. Offices statewide will reopen July 10. The Girl Scouts of Colorado Shop will reopen July 11. Please mark you calendars for some other additional closures:
  • Pikes Peak regional office in Colorado Springs:  July 25
  • Northern & Northeastern CO regional office in  Loveland: July 25 and August 1

GSCO Shop update

May is swiftly coming to an end and so is the busy season at the Girl Scouts of Colorado Shop.  May 20, 2017 was our last Saturday open until September and summer hours began on May 23. The retail store will be open Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and closed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.  Summertime means slower foot traffic in the store and we will be transforming the store front and back to incorporate the new “Made in the USA” badges. A transition from the original badges with cardboard packaging will phase out and the new badges will be replacing them. The badges themselves will have very little, if any, visible differences.  However, the packaging and pricing will be different.  For more info, or if you have questions or concerns, please refer to  http://gscoblog.org/2017/05/girl-scouts-made-in-the-usa-commitment/

June 1 will be the last day for returns on the original badges with the cardboard packaging, and  our standard return policy will apply.  Please remember all returns must be in original packaging with no writing or tearing.  If you have no receipt, or a receipt outside of 90 days, you can exchange or receive a store gift card.

Also, a quick reminder that trading posts at Sky High Ranch and Tomahawk Ranch will be open the day your camper arrives and the day they depart.  Only credit, gift cards, and Cookie Credit cards will be accepted as a form of payment.

We hope everyone has a happy and safe summer.  If you need to reach the retail store, our number is 303-607-4880 or email us at retail@gscolorado.org

Girl Scouts’ Made in the USA commitment

 

Girl Scout Merchandise (GSM) continues to honor its commitment to U.S.-made products and to strive to keep its carbon footprint as small as possible. Girl Scout vests, sashes, tunics, and insignia are all currently produced in this country, and we are reaching out to more vendors that have capabilities to produce stateside.  In addition, beginning in July, Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Cadette badge production will take place in the United States. The fabric, thread, iron-on backing, and packaging are all produced in America.  The USA made product will be available to start shipping in July 2017.

Beginning July 1, the badges will sell for $3. Girl Scouts of Colorado will no longer accept returns of the overseas-produced badges as of June 1.

Producing stateside supports U.S manufacturing, the U.S. economy, and creates jobs for American workers.  Reshoring our products also reduces the lead time from production to customer and simplifies our supply chain management process.  Both aid us in providing better service to our customers.  Additionally, choosing to bring manufacturing here, where regulations on industrial waste and emissions are consistent and companies are incented to become more environmentally sustainable, benefits the world by limiting waste output.  U.S. reshoring also brings production assemblies closer to end users.  As a result, vehicles consume less fossil fuel to transport goods to customers, reducing emissions.

More questions? Check out our FAQs:  https://girlscoutsofcolorado.desk.com/customer/portal/articles/2800624-girl-scouts-s-made-in-the-usa-commitment

Celebrate the new Girl Scout year at the GSCO Shop

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Submitted by Jackie Peterson, Manager Customer Service and Retail for Girl Scouts of Colorado

The new membership season is upon us! What does this mean for the Girl Scouts of Colorado Shop? New store hours, merchandise and mobile shop dates!  Beginning September 8, 2015, we will extend store hours and be open on Saturday.  The new hours will be:

Tuesday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesday 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  

Not only have we extended our store hours, we have added mobile shops to our schedule! There will be a mobile shop at “Fallapalooza” events in Larimer County on September 12, Denver on September 19, Colorado Springs on October 3 and Western Slope on October 17, 2015.   At these events, the retail store will bring new GSCO-branded merchandise, along with helpful items for leaders.

Speaking of new merchandise, check out our online store:

http://www.girlscoutshop.com/COUNCIL-OWN-MERCHANDISE/COLORADO-COUNCIL

It has “council-own” items, which will continue to grow throughout the year as we bring in new clothing, accessories, leader tools and other fun stuff for members and volunteers. Best of all: its open 24/7!  This online store is partnered with GSUSA and orders will be processed thru GSUSA.  All proceeds from orders generated in Colorado stay with Girl Scouts of Colorado!

Don’t have time to surf the site?  GSUSA Catalogs are now available on girlscoutsofcolorado.org.  It will give you the latest information on all GSUSA branded merchandise.  Have questions?  Contact the store at 303-607-4880, email us at retail@gscolorado.org or stop on by!  We are here to help.