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Connections: September 2017

Kick off your next Girl Scout year with access to brand new, girl-tested and approved programming! Combined with existing STEM and outdoor programs, as well as programming in life skills and entrepreneurship, these new Journeys and badges are designed to help you unleash your inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™.

Learn more.

If you’re having trouble accessing these new resources, please reach out to your volunteer support specialist. Don’t know who that is? Email inquiry@gscolorado.org

New Online Resources 

We’ve been updating some resources to make your life easier. Check them out:

Fall Product Program Begins Sept. 23

The Fall Product Program starts on September 23. In-person sales will run through October 15. Online sales end October 30. All troops must have a completed ACH form for the 2017-18 membership year to participate.

Our popular S’mores Club is back, and girls and adult volunteers who rock both the 2017 Fall Product and 2018 Cookie programs will receive special rewards!

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Travel the world with Girl Scouts

Are you interested in learning more about all the ways you can travel as an older Girl Scout? Join our upcoming travel webinars! Register today to be on the email list to receive the webinar link sent out one week before the webinar date. Can’t make it? We will record them and post to the GSCO blog.

Our most successful summer camp session yet

GSCO had an amazing summer camp season this year, with more than 2,000 campers at overnight and day camps! Visit our Flickr page to see fun photos.

Thinking of renting a GSCO property? Our policies have changed, so make sure you’re up to date.

Share you G.I.R.L. story

Girl Scouts are adventure seekers, problem solvers, and so much more! We are G.I.R.L.s (go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, leaders)!

Share your G.I.R.L. story on the GSCO blog »

Join Daisy’s Circle and save

Join Daisy’s Circle and get a $5 new member coupon to use at the Girl Scouts of Colorado Shop. Shop in person in Denver, by phone, or email.

Coupon applies to in-stock merchandise only, and cannot be transferred or copied.

This offer expires on 10/15/2017, so join today!

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Upcoming Events

Sept. 9: CU Football Scout Day
Come cheer on the Buffs in Boulder as they take on the Texas State San Marcos Bobcats.

Sept. 16: Scout Day with the Colorado Rockies
Watch the Rockies play the San Diego Padres and get a fun event patch.

Sept. 23: Fall Product Program Begins
Participate to earn start-up funds for your troop this year, and for the chance to join the S’mores Club.

Sept. 29 – Oct. 1: SHR Fall Rendezvous
Test your mettle at Sky High with our zipline, low ropes course, archery, and more!

Oct. 14: Air Force Football Scout Camp Out
Root for the Falcons as they take on the UNLV Rebels and camp out after the game.

 

Meet the mascots for the Fall Product Program

 

 

 

Meet S’more and Marshmallow, the mascots for the 2017 Fall Product Program! Marshmallow is the small, white bunny. S’more is the large, brown bunny. They are among the rewards for the 2017 Fall Product Program. Marshmallow is earned at the $325 level, S’more at $850.

Rewards for the 2017 Fall Product Program also include the “Explore Your Dreams” t-shirt for $425 in sales. With $850 in sales, girls earn a 10% discount at Girl Scouts of Colorado camps and for every $200 earned beyond $975 in sales, girls will earn an additional $10 in Cookie Credits. Check out the order card to see a full list of 2017 Fall Program rewards.  All rewards are cumulative.

Learn more about the 2017 Fall Product Program on the Girl Scouts of Colorado web-site:  http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/cookies/fall-sale.html

You can also check out our FAQ’s: https://girlscoutsofcolorado.desk.com/customer/portal/articles/2565380-fall-sale-faqs

Questions? Email us.

 

 

The GSCO S’mores Club will return

The S’mores Club will return for the 2017-18 membership year! The S’mores Club is exclusively for Girl Scouts of Colorado girl members and adult volunteers who rock BOTH the 2017 Fall Sale and 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Sale Programs.

Girls and adult volunteers (troop product sales managers – one per person who qualifies) can earn a beautiful PANDORA sterling-silver bracelet with charms. Girls can also earn a special personalized patch. Qualifying troops can earn an exclusive booth selection opportunity during the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program.

To join the S’mores Club and earn the reward, a girl must:

  • Create an Avatar and sell 15 nut, candy items, and/or magazines online during the 2017 Fall Sale Program
  • AND sell at least 300 packages of Girl Scout Cookies during the 2018 Cookie Sale Program

An adult (troop product sales managers – one per person who qualifies) can earn the reward:

  • If the troop reaches $350 or more in online sales during 2017 Fall Sale Program
  • AND during the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program, the troop achieves a per girl selling average of 300 or more packages. (The per girl average is calculated based on the total number of packages a troop sells, divided by the number of selling girls in that troop.)

Note: The reward for adults is for a troop participation only. Juliettes can still qualify for the club and receive her personalized patch and bracelet. However, parents of Juliettes can NOT receive the bracelet or booth sale opportunity.

All members of the S’mores Club must meet the requirements for BOTH sales to qualify. For more information, check the FAQs.

https://girlscoutsofcolorado.desk.com/customer/portal/articles/2453663-s-mores-club

 

Announcing the 2017 Fall Product Program

How will you kick off another great Girl Scout year? The 2017 Girl Scouts of Colorado Fall Product Program begins September 23! In-person sales end October 15. Online sales end October 30.

GSCO’s annual Fall Product Program is a great way for troops to earn startup money for the year. More importantly, the Fall Product Program helps girls learn The 5 Skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. Girls can receive rewards for each different part of the sale and all troops also receive 13% of their magazine orders as troop proceeds, plus $1/item for nuts and chocolates.

Learn more about the 2017 Fall Product Program on the Girl Scouts of Colorado web-site:  http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/cookies/fall-sale.html

You can also check out our FAQ’s: https://girlscoutsofcolorado.desk.com/customer/portal/articles/2565380-fall-sale-faqs

Questions? Email us.

 

Earn your way into the GSCO S’mores Club 

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Girl Scouts of Colorado has a new reward in honor of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting in Colorado and 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts selling cookies!

The “S’mores Club” is exclusively for Girl Scouts of Colorado girl members and adult volunteers who rock BOTH the 2016 Fall Sale and 2017 Girl Scout Cookies Sale programs.

A special 100th personalized patch and beautiful, commemorative blanket are rewards for girls and adult volunteers (troop leaders, troop product sales managers – one per person who qualifies) for the 2016-17 membership year ONLY.  Each troop that qualifies will also receive an exclusive booth selection opportunity for the 2017 Girl Scout Cookies Sale. 

Two different blanket designs are being created – one for girls and one for adults. Girls can create their ‘mini-me’ avatar for the Fall Sale and that image will be used in her personalized patch if she joins the S’more Club.

To join the S’mores Club and earn the reward, a girl must:

· Create an Avatar and send 15 emails or sell 15 nut, candy items, and/or magazines during the 2016 Fall Sale program

·      AND sell at least 275 packages of Girl Scout Cookies during the 2017 Cookie Sale program

An adult (the Troop Leader, Troop Fall Sale Manager and Cookie Manager) can earn the reward:

·      If the troop reaches $350 or more in online sales during 2016 Fall Sale program

·      AND during the 2017 Cookie Sale, the troop achieves a per girl selling average of 275 or more packages. (The per girl average is calculated based on the total number of packages a troop sells, divided by the number of selling girls in that troop.)

Note: The reward for adults is for a troop participation only. Juliettes can still qualify for the club and receive her personalized patch and blanket. However, parents of Juliettes can NOT receive the patch, blanket, or booth sale opportunity.

All members of the S’mores Club must meet the requirements for BOTH sales to qualify.

For more information, check the FAQs

https://girlscoutsofcolorado.desk.com/customer/portal/articles/2453663-s-mores-club

Meet the GSCO Product Sales Team

Jamie Haxton – Chief Product Sales Officer

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Jamie oversees the entire Product Sales Team statewide. Among her many duties, she secures, manages, and works with vendors for both the Fall and Girl Scout Cookies Sale, supporting girls in reaching their goals and giving back to their communities. She has more than 18 years of experience with Girls Scouts, including six years with Girl Scouts of Colorado. Jamie also served as Chief Financial Officer for Girl Scouts Sooner Council.

Troy Engh – Product Sales Logistics Manager

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Troy oversees inventory, logistics, delivery sites, vendor relations, cupboard management, seasonal staffing, and reward distributions, in addition to many other external logistical items.

Beth Homeijer – Product Sales Analyst

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Beth oversees the vendor software, uploads, event coordination, sales analysis, DOC, and many other internal logistical items.

Andria Thomas – Product Sales Administrative Assistant

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Andria is the admin for the entire team, overseeing Formstack databases, communication overflows, mailings, meeting coordination, and many other items that keep the department running smoothly.

Rychelle Arnold – Product Sales Manager

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Rychelle oversees the Product Sales Specialists.  She oversees the training content, manuals, guides, training designs, printed materials, assists with overall product program designs.  Rychelle also provides support as Region 4’s main Product Support.

Product Sales Specialists are the main Product Program Support for regional staff teams as well as responsible for managing the volunteer needs.  They are responsible for the key volunteer recruitment and design for their regions.  Each is tasked with the success of the campaigns, material distribution, rewards distribution, trainings, communications, and many other items within each region.

Mary Ann Deard- Regions 1, 2, & 5

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Region 3 – This position, which is in Pueblo, is currently vacant. GSCO is actively working to fill this role.

Rychelle Arnold- Region 4

Allison Snavely– Region 6 Service Units 637, 638, 640, 641, 647, 650, 606, 608, 611, 642, 649, 643, 644, 646, 621, 622, 627, 628, 630, 631, 632, and 635.

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Laura Aguon– Region 6 Service Units 623, 624, 625, 626, 629, 633, 636,604, 639, 652, 616, 617, 619, 653, 602, 607, 610, 612, 614, and 615.

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Elizabeth Lipp– Region 7

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** Note: This in no way is the extent of all of their responsibilities. Rather, a snippet to help you direct your questions appropriately. 

Important Deadlines for the 2015 Fall Sale

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We hope your girl is having fun with this year’s Fall Sale. It has been a huge success! As a reminder, in-person order taking ends Sunday, October 25. Here are the deadlines in regards to paper order entry in the Fall Sale system:

Parent Order Entry

During the sale, only parents accessing the system through their daughter’s account were able to enter orders into the Fall Sale system. The system will close to parents at 8:00 p.m. MDT on Saturday, October 24.

Troop Order Entry/Confirmation

Troop Leaders and Troop Fall Sale Managers will have Sunday, October 25 through Tuesday, October 27 to enter girl orders and confirm all orders are correct.  The system will close to troop leaders on Tuesday, October 27 at 8:00 p.m. MDT.

Service Unit Order Confirmation

Service Unit Fall Sale Managers will have Wednesday, October 28 and Thursday, October 29 to confirm all orders are correct.  The system will close to parents and volunteers on Thursday, October 29 at 8:00 p.m. MDT. Girl Scouts of Colorado will submit all orders to the vendor.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the above, please contact your Product Sales Specialist.

*** Online sales for the 2015 Fall Sale will continue through Friday, November 13 at 9:59 p.m. MDT.

Fall Sale is here!

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The Fall Sale is here! This year, Girl Scouts have a lot to be excited about, including new fun/interactive tools to help girls to reach their goals. Girls can choose to sell in-person or online only and girls can choose to participate online, even if their troop is not.

When:

Girls and parents/guardians should have received an email with a link to the Fall Sale system on Saturday, October 3, 2015 to set up their personalized storefronts. If a parent/guardian did not receive an email to sign in to the system they can go to www.girlscoutmagazines.com/gsco and follow the prompts to participate. If there are any questions, please contact your troop leader or M2 Media Group’s Customer Care at question@girlscoutmagazines.com or (800) 372-8520.

In-person order taking ends October 25, 2015. Girls will be able to sell online until November 13, 2015. Girls, who make any sales through that date, will earn rewards and proceeds.

Why should your girl/troop participate in the Fall Sale?

Girls can earn start-up money for their troop and rewards for themselves.

This year, participation in the Fall Sale is even easier for girls, parents/guardians, and volunteers! Troops and girls can participate by selling in-person and online. Or, if they choose, they can sell only online.

Most importantly, they start practicing the 5 Skills.

  • Goal Setting –Girls learn to set and reach goals
  • Decision Making –Girls learn to make their own choices
  • People Skills –Girls learn how to communicate with others and work as a team
  • Money Management –Girls learn to budget and handle money
  • Business Ethics –Girls learn to be honest and fair

 What’s new for the 2015 Fall Sale?

Those customers who prefer not to purchase nut products for themselves can make donations as part of “Project Thank You/Care to Share”.  Each $6 donation will send a can of nuts to our men and women in the military overseas.

Project Thank you

This year’s Fall Sale includes a variety of magazines and nut and chocolate products including:

Mint Trefoils in a Limited Edition Girl Scout “Branch Out” tin!

Branch Out Tin

Peppermint Bark in a decorative snowman tin; a perfect gift for the holidays!

Snowman Tin

The Giant Nut Mix that comes in a special Bow Box, perfect for business/corporate gift giving!

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Two new Snack Packs, perfect for lunches or snacks on the go!

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And, of course, chocolate choices, such as the Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels and Peanut Butter Monkeys!

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  • As part of their personal storefronts, girls can build their own avatars!

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They can also participate in online learning activities and earn virtual rewards.

  • Once your girl reaches $175 in online sales, she will get a personalized patch with her name and avatar on it.

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As soon as the goal is reached an email is sent to the parents/guardians to order the patch. Once ordered, the patch will be mailed directly to your girl.

  • Girls can also post pictures and videos to their online storefronts, send emails to prospective customers, and share their storefronts on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.
  • Online customers can pay online and then choose to have their merchandise shipped or delivered in-person.

For any questions regarding participating in the Fall Sale, troop leaders should contact their Service Unit Fall Sale Manager.

2015 Fall Sale: Important Updates

The Fall Sale will be here before you know it! It starts October 3, 2015 and this year, Girl Scouts have a lot to be excited about, including new fun/interactive tools to help girls to reach their goals. Girls can choose to sell in-person or online only and girls can choose to participate online, even if their troop is not.

When:

There has been a technical delay in the upload of our council’s data to the Fall Sale system. To insure that the start of our Fall Sale campaign runs smoothly, volunteers will not receive emails with log in/access info for the Fall Sale system until the week of September 28, 2015. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to an amazing season!

Girls and parents will receive an email with a link to the Fall Sale system on October 3, 2015 to set up their personalized storefronts, the same day in-person and online order taking begins. In-person order taking ends October 25, 2015. Girls will be able to sell online until November 13, 2015. Girls, who make any sales through that date, will earn rewards and proceeds.

Why should your girl/troop participate in the Fall Sale?

Girls can earn start-up money for their troop and rewards for themselves.

This year, participation in the Fall Sale is even easier for girls, parents/guardians, and volunteers! Troops and girls can participate by selling in-person and online. Or, if they choose, they can sell only online.

Most importantly, they start practicing the 5 Skills.

  • Goal Setting –Girls learn to set and reach goals
  • Decision Making –Girls learn to make their own choices
  • People Skills –Girls learn how to communicate with others and work as a team
  • Money Management –Girls learn to budget and handle money
  • Business Ethics –Girls learn to be honest and fair

What’s new for the 2015 Fall Sale?

  • This year’s Fall Sale includes a variety of magazines and nut and chocolate products including:

Mint Trefoils in a Limited Edition Girl Scout “Branch Out” tin!

Branch Out Tin

Peppermint Bark in a decorative snowman tin; a perfect gift for the holidays!

Snowman Tin

The Giant Nut Mix that comes in a special Bow Box, perfect for business/corporate gift giving!

Nuts

Two new Snack Packs, perfect for lunches or snacks on the go!

Snack Pack 1 Snack Pack 2

And, of course, chocolate choices, such as the Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels and Peanut Butter Monkeys!

Chocolate 1 Chocolate 2

  • As part of their personal storefronts, girls can build their own avatars!

Product Sales Avatars

They can also participate in online learning activities and earn virtual rewards.

  • Once your girl reaches $175 in online sales, she will get a personalized patch with her name and avatar on it.

Patch

As soon as the goal is reached an email is sent to the parents/guardians to order the patch. Once ordered, the patch will be mailed directly to your girl.

  • Girls can also post pictures and videos to their online storefronts, send emails to prospective customers, and share their storefronts on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.
  • Online customers can pay online and then choose to have their merchandise shipped or delivered in-person.

For any questions regarding participating in the Fall Sale, troop leaders should contact their Service Unit Fall Sale Manager.

 

Things are happening in Product Sales!

Product Sales is happy to announce that our team is now complete and “hungry” to serve Girl Scouts of Colorado, its members, volunteers and families. We are very excited to work with you!

(From bottom) Jordan Alvillar (Administrative Support Specialist), Kristina Meredith (Product Sales Specialist), Angel Haxton (Director of Product Sales), debi Metheney (Product Sales Specialist), Kathy Singer (Product Sales Specialist) and Dana Harrod (Product Sales Analyst)
(From bottom) Jordan Alvillar (Administrative Support Specialist), Shannon Allison (Product Sales Specialist), Angel Haxton (Director of Product Sales), debi Metheny (Product Sales Specialist), Kathy Singer (Product Sales Specialist) and Dana Harrod (Product Sales Analyst)

In order to serve you more efficiently, we have provided brief staff descriptions for each of us:

Jordan Alvillar, Product Sales Administrative Support Specialist:

Got questions about Cookie Credits, the Fall or Cookie sale, or need additional support from Product Sales? Jordan helps with “tightening up the screws” in our department. She is based out of the Denver office and is very excited to participate in the upcoming Fall and Cookie sale as an official Product Sales staff member!

Contact: jordan.alvillar@gscolorado.org, (303) 607-4870.

Shannon Allison, Product Sales Specialist (Denver Metro, Pueblo and Colorado Springs (El Paso County):

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Shannon Allison, Product Sales Specialist

Shannon is our brand spankin’ new member in Product Sales! She just moved to Colorado after living and working in South Florida for the Girl Scouts of Gulf Coast Florida! She was the Sales Coordinator and worked with Product Sales and the Girl Scout Shop. Shannon was a Girl Scout herself and is loving the opportunity to work with volunteers and staff to continue to help empower girls to become leaders. She is ready to get started with Girl Scouts of Colorado and we are so happy to have her!

Contact: Shannon.allison@gscolorado.org, (303) 607-4839.

Angel Haxton, Director of Product Sales:

After 17 years, Dorothy Gregory retired as the Product Sales Director. We were very fortunate to inherit Angel as the new Product Sales Director after serving on the Girl Scouts of Colorado Product Sales team for 2.5 years. Angel has twelve years of previous Girl Scout experience as the CFO of Girl Scouts of Oklahoma. Something you’ll hear Angel say often is, “I love my job”. She is an enthusiastic leader who is determined to make this years Fall and Cookie sale the best ever.

Contact: angel.haxton@gscolorado.org, (303) 607-4819.

debi Metheny, Product Sales Specialist (Northern, Northeastern Colorado and Denver Metro):

debi Metheny was a Membership Specialist for Girl Scouts of Colorado before she came to the Product Sales team. Through her Product Sales Specialist position, she has been able to make strong connections with volunteers and members.

Contact: debi.metheny@gscolorado.org, (303) 607-4886.

Kathy Singer, Product Sales Specialist (Western Slope, Southwestern Colorado and Mountain Communities):

Kathy has been on the Product Sales team for 2.5 years. Before that, she was a Service Unit Product Sales volunteer for three service units in Grand Junction on the Western Slope. Kathy has a knack for planning spectacular Top Seller events to honor the Girl Scouts of Colorado who sell more than 750 boxes of cookies!

Contact: kathy.singer@gscolorado.org, (970) 628-8018.

Dana Harrod (Product Sales Analyst):

Dana had worked for Girl Scouts of Colorado in Registration and Business Systems for eight years before coming to Product Sales. Dana also has experience as a troop and unit volunteer as well as a council trainer. Dana serves as the “technical support” branch of the Product Sales team. She provides extensive technical and customer support for the user side of eBudde and NutE and also assists in inventory management with the Cookie Cupboards around the state.

Are you ready for the Fall Sale and Cookie Sale like us?

We are excited to announce the Fall and Cookie Sale dates below:

Fall Sale 2013:

Sale Dates: September 21, 2013 to October 13, 2013
Order form due to leader by: October 14, 2013
Turn in Money to Leader by: October 14, 2013
Deliver Products to Customers: October 30, 2013 – November 10, 2013

NEW to this year’s Fall Sale! We are now offering Fall Program Credits for this year’s sale, which will work like Cookie Credits! Stay tuned for more details.

Cookie Sale 2014:

Sale Dates: January 26, 2014 – March 2, 2014
Deliveries Start: January 20, 2014
Big Delivery Day: January 25, 2014
Cookies Now! My Sale Boothing: January 26, 2014
Council Booth Sale Starts: February 7, 2014
Cookie Return Date: February 12, 2014 (*You cannot return anything that is non-chocolate after the return date)
Arrival of Awards: April 21, 2014

We will be selling the six most popular varieties
Do-si-Dos, Samoas, Savannah Smiles, Tagalongs, Thin Mints and Trefoils
*Since inventory management has been a big challenge for non-chocolate varieties, we’re asking that you order only what you think you can sell. Non-chocolate varieties cannot be returned this year.
NEW! Personal Booth Sales are a go from day one!
Get creative and think about where girls can arrange their own Booth Sales throughout the entire sale. You still need to get them approved so they can get in eBudde and you’ll get the bonus of public promotions through the Cookie Locator website
and mobile app!
Council contracted sites such as Walmart, Sam’s, Safeway, King Soopers and Albertsons will run Feb. 7– March 2.

Volunteer! Want to be an asset in this year’s Fall Sale or next year’s Cookie Sale? Become a volunteer! All you need to do is fill out a volunteer application and specify if you would like to participate in the Fall or Cookie Sale!

Hungry for updates regarding Fall Sale, Cookie Sale and Product Sales in general? Visit the Product Sales Facebook page!

Thanks for reading! Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to better serve you.

Sincerely,

Product Sales