Girl Scout Troop 65889 donated 329 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to the Children’s Hospital Colorado, South Campus. During their cookie booths this season, the girls filled out donation slips for each customer with their name and amount they contributed. We made a banner to show how many people in the community support the hospital.
Walden’s multi-level troop recently participated in a first aid class with Christine Redman, their troop leader and lifeguard instructor, and Matt Blecha, a local firefighter, EMT, and Emergency Outdoor Specialist. During the session, each girl learned basic first aid and made her own first aid kit. Later that week, the troop donated packages of Hometown Hero Girl Scout Cookies to their high school girl’s basketball team, the North Park Lady Cats, who are headed to state championship playoffs for the first time in nine years!
Second half of Cookie Program off to a great start
We’re past the halfway point in this year’s Girl Scout Cookie Program, and girls are still out selling and practicing their newly acquired business skills. Inventory management is key for girls and troops. Before ordering more cookies from your local cupboard, please reach out to troops in your service unit for troop-to-troop transfers of inventory. Troops should not hold onto Hometown Hero cookies; you will be able to pull additional cookies to fill Hometown Hero orders or use any remaining inventory at the end of the program for these donated cookies.
Now is a great time to increase your Hometown Hero sales. If customers say they’ve already purchased cookies, tell them about your Hometown Hero and they might purchase a few more packages to donate. Make a Hometown Hero poster to display at your next booth. Use the goal tracker to show how many packages of cookies your troop has collected so far for your Hometown Hero and what your goal is. Wrap a few packages at your table in the Hometown Heroes box wrap to attract additional attention.
Important booth reminder
Troops are not allowed to be inside of King Soopers, City Market, Safeway, Sam’s Club, or Walmart stores, no matter what the manager says. We have an agreement with the corporate entities for these locations that our troops are to only sell outside. To ensure that we have the opportunity to continue to sell at these locations moving forward, all troops must remain outside while selling cookies.
S’mores selling tips
Got plenty of Girl Scout S’mores in your inventory? Try these selling tips:
Lead with Girl Scout S’mores. When a customer walks up to your booth, say “Hello, have you had the chance to try the new Girl Scout S’mores Cookie?”
Open one package of Girl Scout S’mores (you will have to pay for it), break the cookies into small samples, and place on a nice plate to offer customers a taste test.
Bundle up a package of Girl Scout S’mores, Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs for a chocolate-lovers bundle. Tie a pretty ribbon and put a $17 price tag on it. When customers pay with a $20, make sure to ask if they’d like to donate the change toward Hometown Hero cookies.
Remind customers that Girl Scout Cookies come only once a year. They’ll need to stock up now to enjoy some this summer!
Print out recipes for S’more Campfire Cupcakes and offer these to customers who buy more than one package of Girl Scout S’mores.
Earn the Gift of Caring Patch
Salute America’s heroes by selling 50 (or more) packages of Gift of Caring Girl Scout Cookies by Sunday, March 11, 2018. Any Girl Scout who does will receive a free, special-order fun patch after completing this online form. Be sure to include your goals and troop number, along with a fun pic of you and your troop. The deadline to complete the form is Tuesday, March 13, 2018.
This patch is for Girl Scouts of Colorado girl members only
Mia has set a goal to sell 7,000 packages of Girl Scout Cookies. When she sets her mind to something, she goes for it. Her Hometown Hero is an animal shelter in Denver. She also plans to make blankets and treats for the animals there.
Approximately 22 troops donated their Girl Scout Cookies to the South Jeffco Cupboard and then, many of them gathered to donate about 360 cases (that’s 4,230 packages) of cookies to Buckley Air Force Base. Four current soldiers came to speak to the girls and also gave them MRE’s (meals ready to eat) to try. Thank you to all the troops that donated!
This year, Troop 60114 began a service project called Friends of Phenyx, where we show support to children and families battling cancer. The girls have collected letters, pictures, and gifts in support of our friend, Phenyx, who has meshenchymal chrondosarcoma.
Continuing to be inspired, the troop donated over 200 packages of cookies to Brent’s Place, a safe and clean housing community for children being treated at Children’s Hospital.
Using their cookie money, the troop purchased coloring books, activity pads, books, and other fun items and made busy bags to be handed out to children receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital.
The Girl Scouts of Troop 35 in SE Aurora selected the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department as their Hometown Hero this year. They sold over 8,000 boxes of cookies – at least 500 of them donations for their local police station.
When we dropped the 500+ boxes of cookies off, a volunteer officer took some time out of his evening to give us a tour of their facility in Centennial. The girls got to see the different departments, interact with dispatch, and spend some time inside a police car.
A few days later, we were contacted by the Sheriff himself! He was so grateful for our generous donation that he insisted on coming out and thanking the girls in person. He came to our recent troop meeting and spent a good half hour with the Girl Scouts, talking and answering questions. We were honored to have him with us and thrilled that the second grade Brownies got to have this experience.
Cadette Troop 4620 from Aurora chose to collect food and have the Smoky Hill Vineyard Food Bank as their Hometown Hero this year. The girls spent a Saturday morning handing out food to those in need. Eye opening to say the least for the girls. They hope to help out more in the future.