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Community Scavenger Hunt to Celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

Submitted by Jessica Holbrook

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Lupton

This last year has hit our community hard, as it has all over the world. Our community is usually getting together in so many ways, but we still have not started back up with events yet. In an attempt to show some love to our community, Lizzy came up with a Cookie Scavenger Hunt. She bought five packages of cookies, packaged them up in case of bad weather, and left a note saying “Congrats on finding these cookies! I hope you have a great day! Lizzy”.

We then picked five spots in our community to drop the cookies. She posted live videos with clues and then posted pictures of where the cookies were dropped. She had so much fun coming up with the spots, clues, and watching for when people found the cookies. The smiles on everyone’s faces was priceless.

This was something innovative that Lizzy came up with after watching a show with her dad. She took charge of the project with gusto!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Have s’more fun and win

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, Feb. 23-25, 2018, with GSCO’s new Girl Scout S’mores contest. Together with Little Brownie Bakers, Girl Scouts of Colorado is announcing two new ways for girls and troops to win big when promoting Girl Scout S’mores cookies!

Decorate your booth with a s’mores theme for a chance to win a Girl Scout Cookie costume and a jumbo cookie box filled with Girl Scout S’mores for you to enjoy. You are welcome to enter your booth into both the #BlingYourBooth contest and S’mores Booth contest as long as it has a s’mores theme. Two booths will be selected by an independent panel to receive the prize. The booth can take place at any time, but entries must be received between Feb. 23-25. To enter, just email a photo of your s’mores-themed booth to GSCO Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper, being sure to include a little information about your troop, your cookie sales strategy, and Hometown Hero. The winners will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27.

For troops, every two cases of Girl Scout S’mores taken from the cupboard or received via troop-to-troop transfer through the end of the cookie program will earn you an entry into a contest. Two troops will be chosen at random from the entries to receive a cookie costume and a jumbo cookie box filled with Girl Scout S’mores for their troop to enjoy.

S’mores selling tips

Be sure to lead with Girl Scout S’mores! Instead of asking customers “Would you like to buy Girl Scout Cookies?”, start the conversation with “I’ve got Girl Scout S’mores, would you like to try them? These cookies were so popular last year we sold out quickly.”

It’s time for the 2nd annual National Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest

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Girl Scouts of the USA today announced the return of the National Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest, sponsored by Taste of Home, the leading multi-platform producer of information on food, cooking, and entertaining for home cooks around the world. From February 26 through March 25, Girl Scout cookie enthusiasts can create and submit their favorite dessert recipes using the iconic cookies as ingredients, for the chance to win prizes ranging from $250 to $500, plus a spotlight feature in Taste of Home magazine.

This year’s recipe contest kicks off during National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend (February 26–28), which has become a national holiday for Girl Scout Cookie fans. The weekend honors girls nationwide who positively impact their communities using their cookie earnings, funding “Take Action” projects and educational experiences such as raising awareness about Tourette’s syndrome and building a new storage shed for a school’s drama department. In short, selling cookies enables girls to make a difference that consumers support through their Girl Scout Cookie purchases. National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend also celebrates the essential “5 Skills” each #cookieboss learns through the Girl Scout Cookie Program—goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics—which are invaluable to a girl’s future.

“As we kick off National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, I urge consumers to take pride in what buying a box of cookies really supports. Your purchase enables girls to learn important entrepreneurial skills and, through their earnings, positively impact their world,” said Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. “During this highly anticipated time of year, we are excited to collaborate withTaste of Home yet again, giving consumers a chance to share their fun and delicious cookie creations with the world while supporting girls. Now that’s a winning combination!”

The National Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest invites chefs of all levels, from home cooks to established professionals, to submit Girl Scout Cookie-inspired entries in one of four categories: (1) cakes, pies, cupcakes, (2) cookies, brownies, bars, (3) pudding, ice cream, gelatin desserts, and (4) candies. The culinary experts with the Taste of Home Test Kitchen, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will review and test each recipe, selecting the top 16—four from each category—based on taste, visual appeal, creativity, and crowd appeal.

From April 25 to May 1, members of the public will have a chance to vote for their favorite finalist recipes atgirlscouts.org/recipecontest. The recipes with the most votes in each category will win and be announced in May. Last year’s grand prize winner, 15-year-old Girl Scout Stephanie Salmento, created a recipe for Delightful Caramel Bars, a three-step, multilayered treat consisting of both Shortbreads/Trefoils and Caramel deLites/Samoas. The full recipes from all of last year’s 16 finalists—including delectable treats like Thin Mints Popcorn and Touch of Coconut Baklava—are available at girlscouts.org/recipes.

“As a Girl Scout alumna, I am so excited to be working with Girl Scouts for the second year in a row,” said Taste of Home Editor-in-Chief Catherine Cassidy. “We know how passionate people are about Girl Scout Cookies—last year’s contest received double the entries in half the amount of time of an average Taste of Home contest—and we can’t wait to see the delicious recipes entrants come up with this year!”

To learn more about the Girl Scout Cookie Program and to find Girl Scouts selling cookies near you, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org. To submit your favorite Girl Scout Cookie-inspired dessert recipe and view full contest guidelines, please visit girlscouts.org/recipecontest.

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend 2014 Activities

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Girl Scouts of the USA has set Feb. 7 and 8 as National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend across the country. Like last year, this will be an opportunity for Girl Scouts to join together and talk about the lifelong business skills learned by selling Girl Scout Cookies. When Girl Scouts talk in one collective voice about something, our voice is pretty powerful!

This year National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend starts at the same time as the Winter Olympics starts in Russia. Because Colorado Springs is the home of the U.S. Olympic Training Center, we’ve joined forces with them and will be celebrating National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend by cheering for Team USA.

There are several opportunities for Colorado troops/Girl Scouts to get involved in the celebration:

  1. Bling your Girl Scout Cookie Booth to show your Team USA support and share your photos with us on social media.*
  2. Sign up your family and friends to participate in the Short and Sweet Downtown Dash, a 1-mile family fun glow run held in conjunction with a Sochi Olympic Downtown Celebration in Colorado Springs (the home of the U.S. Olympic Training Center). The Short and Sweet Downtown Dash is at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. You are encouraged to dress up as your favorite Girl Scout Cookie, and you could even add gear from your favorite Olympic sport! Share your photos with us on social media.* (Please note that Girl Scouts can’t sell cookies during this event as there is a no selling policy in downtown Colorado Springs. We do have a booth at this event and will be passing out information on how consumers can purchase Girl Scout Cookies from any Colorado Girl Scout, as well as giving out free Girl Scout Cookie samples.)

*Girl Scouts of Colorado’s social media channels:

  • facebook.com/girlscoutsofcolorado
  • twitter.com/gscolo
  • Hashtags: #GirlScoutCookies #gscocookies #cookieboss #cookiebiz #onemorebox #TeamUSA #Sochi2014 #RaiseYourHands
  • Twitter handles: @GSColo @girlscouts @USOlympic
  • Free Girl Scout Cookie Giveaways taking place throughout the weekend on our social media channels!

Colorado Girl Scouts can earn a National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend Participation Patch (pictured above). More information will be posted in the Cookie section of girlscoutsofcolorado.org soon.

As an Olympics fanatic myself, I know I can hardly wait for this event. I look forward to having you join us! Please let me know if you have any questions: amanda.kalina@gscolorado.org or 303-607-4844.

Download Event Flyer: National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend 2014