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Smart Cookie: February 24, 2020

Still time to boost your sales

With just two weeks remaining in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, give your girls and their families a big pat on the back (and yourself too!) for an impressive cookie program! We’re hearing of girls and troops who have soared past their goals and raised the bar once again. We’re seeing girls putting their business skills to work and we couldn’t be more impressed!

If you’re looking to boost sales these last couple of weeks and meet a new goal, don’t forget Gift of Caring and Hometown Heroes are a great way to do that. Customers who have already purchased cookies oftentimes are happy to donate a package or two to help girls reach their goals.

Gift of Caring cookies are never in the troop’s inventory and are delivered directly to uniformed personnel serving abroad and locally by Girl Scouts of Colorado. Digital Cookie is a great way to increase Gift of Caring sales! Use the platform to send emails to friends and family, asking them to provide a sweet treat to military and other uniformed personnel while helping you reach your goals!

Hometown Heroes are selected by the troop/Girl Scout (and should be listed in eBudde) and delivered by the troop to the organization. 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.

Check your inventory

Before ordering more cookies from Cookie Cupboards, be sure to check with families in your troop and troops in your area to transfer or swap varieties. There are cookies available for transfer in the Cookie Exchange on eBudde. Keep in mind, that at this point in the cookie program we are constantly moving inventory around the state and it’s possible your closest cupboard will not have all varieties available and some cupboards will begin to close this week.

Bling Your Booth voting deadline

Voting in the 2020 Bling Your Booth contest ends at 9 a.m. Thursday, February 27. All of the entries have been uploaded to the Girl Scouts of Colorado Facebook page and are part of the album: Bling Your Booth Challenge 2020. Tell your friends and family to vote for your entry by simply clicking “like” or reacting to it. The top prize is $200 in Cookie Credits!

Booth Etiquette Reminders

With the start of council booths, it’s a good time to remind girls and families about booth etiquette. Girls should be polite and thank people whether they purchase or not. Be courteous to arriving Girl Scouts and have your table packed and ready to move at the end of your time slot. Clean up all trash and remove all empty cases. Remember girls make all sales, but an adult should have the money on their person at all times.

Booth Release and waiting list

Can’t make it to a booth you selected? TCMs – Be sure to release the booth on your eBudde dashboard so that other troops can work the booth. When booth selections are released, any troop on the waiting list will be notified. Caregivers/parents please contact TCM to cancel My Sales booths.

Thank you Media Stars

From television to radio to newspapers and even social media, Girl Scouts of Colorado Media Stars have been working hard to spread the word about the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Program and all the amazing things Girl Scouts do with their cookie money.

From Grand Junction to Colorado Springs to Greeley and Denver, GSCO G.I.R.L. Media Stars have been busy promoting the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

Interested in being a GSCO G.I.R.L. Media Star? Email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org

Upcoming Dates

March 8: Cookie Program ends.

March 10: All girl rewards submitted in eBudde.

March 12: Last day to pick up Hometown Hero cookies from a cupboard.

March 13: Deadline to submit a Money Problem Report.

March 18: ACH debit occurs for total amount owed to council.

 

Smart Cookie: February 17, 2020

Did you Bling Your Booth?

Thousands of Girl Scouts were out in front of grocery stores this weekend for the start of council booth sales! We saw many creative themes and heard some amazing sales pitches – Way to rock your booths! Did you #BlingYourBooth? Don’t forget to send a photo to AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org by February 18. All of the entries will be uploaded to the Girl Scouts of Colorado Facebook page and be part of the album: Bling Your Booth Challenge 2020. Tell your friends and family to vote for your entry by simply clicking “like” or reacting to it. The photo that receives the most likes and reactions by February 27 at 9 a.m. wins! The top prize is $200 in Cookie Credits!
View contest details.

Booth etiquette reminders

With the start of council booths, it’s a good time to remind girls and families about booth etiquette. Girls should be polite and thank people whether they purchase or not. Be courteous to arriving Girl Scouts and have your table packed and ready to move at the end of your time slot. Clean up all trash and remove all empty cases. Remember that girls make all sales, but an adult should have the money on their person at all times.

Booth Release and Waiting List

Can’t make it to a booth you selected? TCMs – Be sure to release the booth on your eBudde dashboard so that other troops can work the booth. When booth selections are released, any troop on the waiting list will be notified. Caregivers/parents please contact TCM to cancel My Sales booths.

Check your inventory

Lots of booths happened over the weekend and it might be time to restock your cookie inventory. Cookie Cupboards are open around the state if you need to restock. Please check your local cupboard hours in eBudde and try to give one week’s notice for orders to be filled. You must put orders in at least 72 hours prior to picking up from the cupboard.  If you need cookies before 72 hours, please work with families in your troop or other troops in your area who may have excess inventory. Check the Cookie Exchange tab in eBudde. You can see inventory listed that’s available, or list your own excess inventory to exchange.

Be mindful that many cupboards are managed by volunteers and will have varying hours. It is important to note that anyone who picks up cookies from a cupboard will need an eBudde password.

Cookie Exchange – You can also check the Cookie Exchange in eBudde, if you need cookies before 72 hours, and pick-up additional cookies needed from other troops in your area – and/or offer excess inventory that you have to other troops.

Check in with families – Now is a great time to take stock of all cookie inventory distributed to girls in the troop. Are more cookies needed? Are the girls with a lot of cookies scheduled to work booths? Do caregivers need help scheduling My Sales booths? Checking in now with families of girls in your troop will help to ensure that your cookie inventory is in good shape and is adequate for Council and My Sales booths coming up.

Spread the word about Girl Scouts

Every cookie booth is an opportunity to be an ambassador for the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Often Girl Scout alums will stop to share their experience with girls, and sometimes families with young girls stop by to ask how they can get involved. Others are curious about what your girls plan to do with their funds. Whether you’re working toward a highest award, planning a Take Action project in your community, saving up for a big trip, or helping to pay for a summer camp experience, spread the word to all your customers. If families ask about how their girl can get in on the action you can direct them to our website, girlscoutsofcolorado.org it’s not too late — troops are forming all year long!

Need-to-know training

New TCMs – Look for just-in-time, “how-to” short videos and recorded live webinars on our GSCO Facebook page/videos and YouTube page, to help answer questions you may have on next steps during the cookie program. You can easily share links to helpful videos with other volunteers too! Read the GSCO blog and watch for special announcements and live events on the GSCO Facebook page.

Vote for your favorite Cookie Video

Thank you to everyone who entered our contest for “Best Cookie Video.” We are so impressed by the creativity and enthusiasm of all of these cookie-bosses. Now, it is time to rally your friends and family to vote!

All of the entries have been uploaded to our YouTube Channel and are part of the playlist: Best Cookie Video Contest 2020. If you like a video, simply click the “thumbs up” icon beneath it. The video that receives the most “thumbs up” by February 25 at 9 a.m. wins!

  • First Prize: $200 in Cookie Credits
  • Second Prize: $100 in Cookie Credits
  • Third Prize: $50 in Cookie Credits

Thank you Media Stars

From television to radio to newspapers and even social media, Girl Scouts of Colorado Media Stars have been working hard to spread the word about the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Program and all the amazing things Girl Scouts do with their cookie money.
From Grand Junction to Colorado Springs to Greeley and Denver, GSCO G.I.R.L. Media Stars have been busy promoting the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

Interested in being a GSCO G.I.R.L. Media Star? Email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

Smart Cookie: February 10, 2020

Get ready for big booth push!

This Friday is Valentine’s Day! Girl Scouts will be selling in front of grocery stores, big box retailers, and other retail locations across the state. Valentine’s Day is usually a great day for sales, so get your girls excited to practice their entrepreneurial skills and reach their goals!

This is also our most visible time of the year, and a great chance for girls to share what they’ve done in Girl Scouts and their goals! Did they get to try something new and challenge themselves? Did they do a service project or a Take Action project to make their community better? How is your troop hoping to use their cookie proceeds? Got big goals – share them! Share this two-sided sheet with girls and families for tips on how to answer, “Why Girl Scouts?” like a pro! Troop volunteers can also take a look at this Booth Essentials sheet to prepare for scenarios that sometimes come up while selling cookies.

Make sure you head to your booths with everything you’ll need.

  • Print out and bring a copy of your booth sign-up confirmation
  • Plenty of cookies
  • Booth inventory sheet to track purchases or a device with a booth sale recorder app
  • Table and chairs
  • Tablecloth
  • $60 in change
  • Pen to detect counterfeit bills
  • Any booth posters or decorations to bling your booth

Booths are an awesome opportunity for girls to learn and practice the 5 Skills. It’s a safe environment where girls can try a new pitch, bundle cookies, and really push their Hometown Hero and Gift of Caring donation options. Guide girls in their strategies, but always remember that girls make all sales! Don’t forget to review booth etiquette with your girls, too.

Bundle up for big sales

Cookie bundles are a great way to increase sales. Make an ever-popular “chocolate lovers” bundle as a perfect Valentine’s Day gift by using some pretty ribbon to tie a package of Thin Mints, Tagalongs, and Samoas together for $12- or add a package of S’mores to make it $17. In honor of President’s Day weekend, offer customers a patriotic bundle by packaging the red Tagalongs package together with the blue Trefoils, and top them with a white bow.
Purchase a package of Lemon-Ups and let your customers have a taste of this delicious new cookie!

Make sure your customers know they can also make a Gift of Caring donation to send cookies to our military serving overseas. Challenge those who care a lot to send a whole case!

Check your inventory

Check in with your girls and families to see how they are doing on inventory. Cookie Cupboards are open around the state if you need to restock. Please check your local cupboard hours in eBudde and try to give one week’s notice for orders to be filled. You must put orders in at least 72 hours prior to picking up from the cupboard.  If you need cookies before 72 hours, please work with families in your troop or other troops in your area who may have excess inventory. Check the Cookie Exchange tab in eBudde. You can see inventory listed that’s available, or list your own excess inventory to exchange.
Be mindful that many cupboards are managed by volunteers and will have varying hours. It is important to note that anyone who picks up cookies from a cupboard will need an eBudde password.

Win big during the Cookie Program

Read more about the contests on the GSCO blog. Contests are for GSCO members only.

  • Make a cookie video to promote your sale on your Digital Cookie site and you could win $200 in Cookie Credits! Entries must be received by Thursday, February 13.
  • Bling your booth to attract more customers and you could take home $200 in Cookie Credits. Submit your entry by February 18.
  • Know an amazing cookie dad? Share his story to help get him the recognition he deserves!

Upcoming Dates

February 10 

Council booth selection opens for unlimited selection

February 13

Deadline to enter the Best Cookie Video contest

February 14

Valentine’s Day – Additional council booths begin

February 28 – March 1

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

Smart Cookie: February 3, 2020

Way to go Girl Scouts!

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is off to a skyrocket start! Girls went door-to-door and many local businesses and national chains hosted cookie booths on Super Bowl Sunday. The weather was favorable (maybe a little windy) across most of the state and we’re hearing reports of awesome starting sales. If your Girl Scout sold 50 packages or more door-to-door or at a booth on kickoff Sunday, don’t forget to fill out this form to claim her free Super Bowl patch. The deadline to submit the form is Tuesday, February 4.

Delivery Day Cookie Inventory Discrepancies

Were you short or over on any cases of cookie varieties? Or, did you discover after pick-up that a case was damaged or missing packages of cookies? Any shortage or overage of inventory, or any damaged inventory must be reported no later thanTuesday, February 4, by completing the cookie inventory adjustment form.

Cupboards Open Thursday, February 6

If you need to re-stock your cookie inventory by the end of this week, place your cupboard order at least 72 hours in advance of pick-up. Please check your local cupboard hours in eBudde. Be mindful that most cupboards are managed by volunteers and will have varying hours. Plan ahead!

Digital Cookie: Your online cookie platform

Remind the girls in your troop that Digital Cookie is an easy way to take debit/credit card payments for cookies when selling door-to-door and at booths, and to sell cookies to friends and family. Girls can add a video message or a photo, share their goals, and what they’re learning in the cookie program. Then, share their digital cookie link with friends and family, even those living in other states. Let them know that buying cookies to donate to Gifts of Caring is an option too! Share Digital Marketing Tips for Cookie Entrepreneurs and Families with your troop!

Be booth ready

While your girls and their families are out and about selling Girl Scout Cookies, they get asked about Girl Scouting and might event meet someone who wants to become a Girl Scout. We want everyone to know that Girl Scouts is about so much more than selling cookies! Let’s show all our cookie customers how the world’s largest girl-led entrepreneurial program prepares girls to lead, learn, and succeed all while making it possible for them to embark on amazing adventures, form a lifetime of memories, and make the world a better place. Share this two-sided sheet with girls and families for tips on how to answer, “Why Girl Scouts?” like a pro! Troop volunteers can also take a look at this Booth Essentials sheet to prepare for scenarios that sometimes come up while selling cookies.

PRO TIPS:

  • 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 the sites have been approved by the Service Unit Cookie Manager at least 48 hours prior to the booth.

Cookie Program proceeds

Please remember troop members share in the proceeds from a successful product program; proceeds aren’t distributed to individual girl members. Girls are eligible for rewards and Cookie Credits that they put toward council-sponsored camps, programs, and items in the Girl Scout shop.

Win big this cookie season

  • Make a cookie video to promote your sale on your Digital Cookie site and you could win $200 in Cookie Credits!
  • Bling Your Booth to attract more customers and you could take home $200 in Cookie Credits.
  • Know an amazing cookie dad? Share his story to help get him the recognition he deserves!

Read more about the contests on the GSCO blog.

Upcoming Dates

February 2 – March 8 

Door-to-door, My Sales and Council Booths, and Digital Cookie sales

February 3

Girl Scout Cookie Champion premieres on Food Network

February 6

Cookie Cupboards open

February 10 

Council booth selection opens for unlimited selection

February 13

Deadline to enter the Best Cookie Video contest

February 14

Valentine’s Day – Additional council booths begin

February 28 – March 1

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

 

Smart Cookie: January 27, 2020

Welcome to the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Program!

Thanks to our amazing volunteers, we are ready to launch on February 2 – Super Bowl Sunday! This Smart Cookie email is delivered to all troop cookie managers and troop leadership team members each week during the program. 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!

February 1, Main Cookie Delivery Day

Troops pick up their initial orders of cookie inventory from sites around the state. Please make sure you have enough space in your vehicle to pick up your order. Check the graphic on page 32 of the Troop Cookie Manager Guide to see how many cases of cookies your car can hold.

Troops without an ACH on file will not be allowed to pick up cookies. A new ACH must be completed each year.

Go-day is February 2

Remind your girls and caregivers not to take orders before February 2. 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 booth. My Sales booths, door-to-door, and digital sales run February 2 through March 8. Select council booth sites begin as early as February 2, while all others will start February 15.

Select your booth sites in eBudde

January 27

Round 1 of booth selections opens at 6 p.m. Closes at 11:59 p.m.
Troops may select one booth location.

January 28

Round 2 opens at 6 p.m. Closes at 11:59 p.m. Troops may select two booth locations.

January 29

Round 3 opens at 6 p.m. Closes at 11:59 p.m. Troops may select three locations.

January 30

Round 4 opens at 6 p.m. Closes at 11:59 p.m. Troops may select four locations.

January 31

Round 5 opens at 6 p.m. Remains open through the end of the program. Troops can select up to 100 locations.

February 10

At 12:01 a.m. council booths open to an unlimited amount per troop and remain open for selection until March 8.

Don’t forget Digital Cookie

Girls can set up their site now and be ready to sell on Sunday. Families should have received a link to get started with Digital Cookie. If you did not receive that email, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org.

Win big during the Girl Scout Cookie Program

There are so many ways for you to win BIG during the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Program, starting right away by selling 50 packages on Super Bowl Sunday.

Read more about the contests on the GSCO blog.

Be booth ready

While your girls and their families are out and about selling Girl Scout Cookies, they get asked about Girl Scouting and might event meet someone who wants to become a Girl Scout. We want everyone to know that Girl Scouts is about so much more than selling cookies! Let’s show all our cookie customers how the world’s largest girl-led entrepreneurial program prepares girls to lead, learn, and succeed all while making it possible for them to embark on amazing adventures, form a lifetime of memories, and make the world a better place. Share this two-sided sheet with girls and families for tips on how to answer, “Why Girl Scouts?” like a pro! Troop volunteers can also take a look at this Booth Essentials sheet to prepare for scenarios that sometimes come up while selling cookies.

Upcoming Dates

February 1

Main cookie delivery day

February 2

Cookie program begins (door-to-door and My Sales booth begin)

February 2

Select council booths begin

February 3

Girl Scout Cookie Champion premieres on Food Network

February 14

Other council booths begin

February 28 – March 1

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

Smart Cookie: March 18, 2019

A job well done!

Thank you for being a part of the world’s largest entrepreneurial program for girls! The Girl Scout Cookie Program in Colorado officially wrapped up on March 10. Our young entrepreneurs did an amazing job, and now’s the perfect time to celebrate their successes! Also, give yourselves a pat on the back because they couldn’t have done it without your guidance.

Deadline to deliver Hometown Hero cookies is June 28

Don’t forget to share photos of your Hometown Hero deliveries with us! We love seeing your girls in action, sharing their hard work, and putting smiles on their Hometown Heroes’ faces.

ACH Debit

The ACH debit of funds to council will occur on March 20.

Girl Scout Birthday

Last week was the 107th birthday of Girl Scouts! To celebrate Girl Scout Week 2019, Girl Scouts of Colorado is hosting a photo challenge! Snowy weather and closed schools might have interrupted your Girl Scout Week plans last week, so we’re extending the celebration another week! Just submit your favorite Girl Scout photo and the story behind it using the Share Your Stories form. Winners will be featured in future GSCO marketing materials, on GSCO’s social media networks, and on the GSCO Blog.

Celebrating our Top Achievers

A special congratulations to the 695 girls who sold 1,000 or more packages of cookies this season! They are invited to celebrate their business success at a regional Top Achiever Event.

Top Achiever Events

June 8  – Elitch Gardens, Denver

June 8  – Glenwood Adventure Park, Glenwood Springs

June 15 – Renaissance Festival, Larkspur

June 22 – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs

Each 1,000+ Top Achiever Event offers a ticket to get into the event for the girl and one adult. At the venue of your choice, you are able to enjoy any activities during the day. We provide a meal and award ceremony at each location.

More details will be sent out after selections have been made in eBudde. At that time, we will also know which venues have room for family members to also purchase tickets.

The top 100 cookie CEOs in the state will be invited to the Top 100 CEO event with one adult guest on June 1 in Denver.

Upcoming Dates

April 15

Cookie Credits begin being mailed directly to girls.

April 22

Cookie rewards begin to ship to service unit cookie managers.

April 30

Last day to sell excess inventory.

 

Smart Cookie: March 4, 2019

We’re in the final stretch of the Girl Scout Cookie Program and our young entrepreneurs are wrapping up their businesses for the season. It’s been an amazing program and we can’t thank you enough for the hard work, long hours, and endless enthusiasm you – our volunteers – provide to keep things running smoothly.

Check in with your girls to make sure no one has inventory they don’t think they can sell. If you need additional inventory to fill orders or for final booths, please check with troops in your service unit first for troop-to-troop transfers.

Hometown Hero booths

At this point in the program, many customers have already purchased cookies, but generous Coloradans are happy to support your Hometown Hero if you ask. Set up your remaining booth as a Hometown Hero booth, make a poster with images and facts about your hero organization, and when folks walk by your booth ask, “Would you like to purchase a package of Girl Scout Cookies for our Hometown Hero?” Tell them how many packages you’re hoping to collect and explain more about your hero and what they do.

You can also add, “We’ve got plenty of your favorite varieties if you want to stock your freezer until next year’s sale, too!”

“Uniform to Uniform” patch 

The first 200 Girl Scouts have claimed their “Uniform to Uniform” patch. However, it can still be earned and purchased in the GSCO Shop. Patches are $1.50/ each.

“Go for Bold” with Girl Scout S’mores

Everything is more fun with S’mores! The Girl Scout S’mores cookie is still a popular choice for customers this year. Hearing that customers want more S’mores, we have a fun promotion to support additional sales. You must complete the S’mores Form by 5 p.m. on March 12 to be entered into the drawing.

Learn more

Celebrate Girl Scout Week

To celebrate Girl Scout Week 2019, Girl Scouts of Colorado is hosting a photo challenge! Just submit your favorite Girl Scout photo and the story behind it using the Share Your Stories form. Winners will be featured in future GSCO marketing materials, on GSCO’s social media networks, and on the GSCO Blog.

Cookie program wrap-up

  • Allocate cookies: Make sure all the cookies in your troop’s inventory are allocated to girls in your troop. There should be no cookies in the troop cupboard that are not allocated to girls in the troop. Once everything is allocated, remind your girls to select their rewards. Reward orders are due in eBudde by 8 p.m. March 12. Don’t forget, girls have the option of holding Cookie Credits at council to be applied to summer camp fees.
  • Money problem reporting: Money Problem Reports are due by 5 p.m. on March 15. To file, you’ll need the total amount of uncollected debt, the basic contact information for the person responsible for the debt, and a description of the situation and supporting documentation.
  • If your girls sold 50 or more Gift of Caring packages, don’t forget to submit the form by March 12 to receive your free patches.

Upcoming Dates

March 10 

Cookie program ends

March 12

Troops will be locked out of eBudde at 11:59 p.m. Make sure all cookies are allocated, and all girl rewards are selected.

March 13 

Last day to pick up HTH cookies from a cupboard

March 15 

Deadline to submit money problem reports.

March 20

ACH debit occurs for total amount owed to council.

April 15

Cookie Credits begin being mailed directly to girls.

April 22

Cookie rewards begin to ship to service unit cookie managers.

April 30

Last day to sell excess inventory.

 

Smart Cookie: February 25, 2019

We’re past the halfway point in this year’s Girl Scout Cookie Program, and girls are putting their newly acquired business skills to work. Inventory management is key for girls and troops. Troop Cookie Managers should check in with families and redistribute cookies among the troop as needed. Before ordering more cookies from your local cupboard, 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.

Earn the Uniform-to-Uniform patch

  • The Uniform to Uniform is a new patch program for the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program. Colorado Girl Scouts are encouraged to invite uniformed personnel, such as law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, etc., to visit them at their cookie booths. This is an opportunity for Girl Scouts and the public to learn more about the work these amazing women and men do for our communities. The first 200 Girl Scouts to earn the patch will receive a FREE patch. (Note: This patch has proven quite popular and they’re going fast, so don’t delay!) Learn more. Didn’t qualify for a free patch? You can purchase them from the GSCO Retail Shop.

Cooking with cookies

Providing customers with recipes can help increase sales, especially at booth sites at grocery stores. Here are a few recipes you might want to try:

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 10, 2019. Any Colorado Girl Scout who does will receive a free, special-order fun patch after completing the online form. Be sure to include your goals and troop number, along with a fun pic of you and/or your troop. The deadline to complete the form is Tuesday, March 12, 2019.
Digital Cookie is a great way to increase Gift of Caring sales! Use the platform to send emails to friends and family asking them to provide a sweet treat to military and other uniformed personnel while helping your troop reach your goals!

Bling Your Booth voting deadline

The voting for the Bling Your Booth contest ends at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. All of the entries have been uploaded to the Girl Scouts of Colorado Facebook page and are part of the album: Bling Your Booth Challenge 2019. Tell your friends and family to vote for your entry by simply clicking “like” or reacting to it. The photo that receives the most likes and reactions by February 28 at 9 a.m. wins! The top prize is $200 in Cookie Credits!

Thank you Media Stars

From television to radio to newspapers and even social media, Girl Scouts of Colorado Media Stars have been working hard to spread the word about the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program and all the amazing things Girl Scouts do with their cookie money.

From Grand Junction to Colorado Springs to Greeley and Denver, GSCO G.I.R.L. Media Stars have been busy promoting the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

Interested in being a GSCO G.I.R.L. Media Star?  Email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

Upcoming Events

March 10

Cookie program ends

March 12

Rewards orders due in eBudde

March 13 

Last day to pick up HTH cookies from a cupboard

March 15 

Money problem reports due

March 20

ACH debit for total amount due to council

 

Smart Cookie: February 18, 2019

Did you Bling Your Booth?

Thousands of Girl Scouts were out in front of grocery stores this weekend for the start of council booth sales! We saw many creative themes and some amazing sales pitches! Keep up the good work. Did you #BlingYourBooth? Don’t forget to send a photo to AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org by February 21. All of the entries will be uploaded to the  Girl Scouts of Colorado Facebook page and be part of the album: Bling Your Booth Challenge 2019. Tell your friends and family to vote for your entry by simply clicking “like” or reacting to it. The photo that receives the most likes and reactions by February 28 at 9 a.m. wins! The top prize is $200 in Cookie Credits!

View contest details.

Booth etiquette reminders

With the start of council booths, it’s a good time to remind girls and families about booth etiquette. Girls should be polite and thank people whether they purchase or not. Be courteous to arriving Girl Scouts and have your table packed and ready to move at the end of your time slot. Clean up all trash and remove all empty cases. Remember that girls make all sales, but an adult should have the money on their person at all times.

Spread the word about Girl Scouts

Every cookie booth is an opportunity to be an ambassador for the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Many times Girl Scout alums will stop to share their experience with girls, and sometimes families with young girls stop by to ask how they can get involved. Others are curious about what your girls plan to do with their funds. Whether you’re working toward a highest award, planning a Take Action project in your community, saving up for a big trip, or helping to pay for a summer camp experience, spread the word to all your customers. If families ask about how their girl can get in on the action you can direct them to our website, girlscoutsofcolorado.org it’s not too late — troops are forming all year long!

Check your inventory

The first weekend of booths have a way of depleting inventory so please check your inventory. Cookie Cupboards are open around the state if you need to restock. Check your local cupboard hours in eBudde and try to give one week’s notice for orders to be filled. You must put orders in at least 72 hours prior to picking up from the cupboard. If you need cookies before 72 hours, please work with families in your troop or other Girl Scouts in your area who may have excess inventory. Be mindful that many cupboards are managed by volunteers and will have varying hours. It is important to note that anyone who picks up cookies from a cupboard will need an eBudde password.

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 10, 2019. Any Colorado Girl Scout who does will receive a free, special-order fun patch after completing the online form. Be sure to include your goals and troop number, along with a fun pic of you and/or your troop. The deadline to complete the form is Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

Vote for your favorite Cookie Video

Thank you to everyone who entered our contest for “Best Cookie Video.” We are so impressed by the creativity and enthusiasm of all of these cookie-bosses. Now, it is time to rally your friends and family to vote!

All of the entries have been uploaded to our YouTube Channel and are part of the playlist: Best Cookie Video Contest 2019. If you like a video, simply click the “thumbs up” icon beneath it. The video that receives the most “thumbs up” by February 21 at 9 a.m. wins!

  • First Prize: $200 in Cookie Credits
  • Second Prize: $100 in Cookie Credits
  • Third Prize: $50 in Cookie Credits

Thank you Media Stars

From television to radio to newspapers and even social media, Girl Scouts of Colorado Media Stars have been working hard to spread the word about the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program and all the amazing things Girl Scouts do with their cookie money.

From Grand Junction to Colorado Springs to Greeley and Denver, GSCO G.I.R.L. Media Stars have been busy promoting the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

Interested in being a GSCO G.I.R.L. Media Star?  Email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

 

Smart Cookie: February 4, 2019

The Girl Scout Cookie Program got off to a super start as girls went door-to-door on Super Bowl Sunday. The weather cooperated in much of the state and we’re hearing reports of awesome starting sales.

If your girl sold 50 packages or more door-to-door on kickoff Sunday, don’t forget to fill out this formto claim her free Super Bowl patch. The deadline to submit the form is tomorrow, Feb. 5.

Damage or delivery discrepancies 

Any damaged, overage, or shortage discrepancies need to be reported to your service unit cookie manager by the end of the day today.

Cupboards are open 

Cookie Cupboards are open around the state if you need to restock your inventory. Please check your local cupboard hours in eBudde and try to give one week’s notice for orders to be filled. Be mindful that many cupboards are managed by volunteers and will have varying hours.

Council booth sites begin February 15 

Council booth selections have been made, and girls across the state are getting ready to Bling their Booths! Check eBudde for additional booth locations, and please release in eBudde any booths that your girls will not be able to staff so that another troop or girl can have the chance to sell there.

Win big this cookie season

There are so many ways for you to win BIG during the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program. We’re hosting a variety of contests for Colorado Girl Scout members!

  • Make a cookie video to promote your sale on your Digital Cookie site and you could also win $200 in Cookie Credits!
  • Bling Your Booth to attract more customers and you could take home $200 in Cookie Credits.
  • Know an amazing cookie dad? Share his story to help get him the recognition he deserves!

Read all the details about this year’s contests on the blog.

Be booth ready

While your girls and their families are out and about selling Girl Scout Cookies, they often get asked about Girl Scouting in general, and we want everyone to know that Girl Scouts is about so much more than selling cookies! Let’s show all our cookie customers how the world’s largest girl-led entrepreneurial program prepares girls to lead, learn, and succeed all while making it possible for them to embark on amazing adventures, form a lifetime of memories and unleash the power of G.I.R.L. (go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, leaders)™ to change the world. Share this two-sided sheet with girls and families for tips on how to answer “Why Girl Scouts?” like a pro! Troop volunteers can also take a look at this Booth Essentials sheet to prepare for scenarios that sometimes come up while selling cookies.

Don’t forget Digital Cookie

Remind the girls in your troop that Digital Cookie is an easy way to add to your sales. Girls can add a video message or a photo, share their goals and what they’re learning by selling cookies, then share their digital cookie link with friends and family, even those living in other states.

Upcoming Dates

Feb. 7

Council booth selection opens for unlimited selection

Feb. 12

Deadline to enter the Best Cookie Video contest

Feb. 15

Council booths begin

Feb. 22-24

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend