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End of Cookie Program Reminders for Troop Cookie Managers

Attention Troop Cookie Managers! Be sure to allocate all cookies to girls in eBudde, including all troop link (faux girl) cookie transactions, by March 22, 2021 at 8 p.m. No transactions can remain on the troop link after closeout. It must be “zeroed out.” The “total” in the difference line on the Girl Orders tab needs to balance to zero as well.

Once the transactions are allocated to the girls, they will count towards girl rewards – except for Digital Cookie rewards. There is currently no way for TCMs to mark cookies allocated from the troop link to other girls as DOC sales. Therefore, troop link transactions will not count towards DOC rewards.

Once all cookie sales are allocated to girls, total sales for per girl average (PGA) will be accurate.

For eBudde closeout support, check out the “TCM Closeout Mini Guide” and the “How to Allocate Troop Link Sales to Girls” tip sheet. Watch the how-to demo video on the GSCO Facebook or YouTube channel too!

If you have questions or need assistance, contact your service unit cookie manager.

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.

Troop Cookie Manager Training Update

Troop cookie manager (TCM) live webinar trainings for the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program were offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in December 2020. Hundreds of volunteers attended the webinars, but not all volunteers were able to attend one of the events.

If you’re a TCM who needs to take cookie training, there are several options to choose from!

TCM training is in our online learning platform, gsLearn, which can be accessed through the GSCO website, myGS tab: https://mygs.girlscouts.org/. The course is divided into sections with a few short knowledge checks and resources to review as well.

However, only TCMs who are approved in their role – after submitting their TCM agreement and after their troop has submitted their ACH form – have access to the TCM training in gsLearn. TCMs are granted access to the training once they are approved, but since administrative processes can take a few days, there is now an alternative option.

Below is a link to watch one of the live webinar recordings on the Girl Scouts of Colorado YouTube channel.

2021 TCM Training – recorded webinar

If you opt to watch the TCM Training on the GSCO YouTube channel, please complete the training survey below. It will ask for your name and a few questions related to the training and take just a few minutes to complete. Once you submit the survey, GSCO will log that you completed the required training.

Here’s the link to the survey:

https://girlscoutsusa.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bfjkQTLcMegBUJn?Q_CHL=qr

Key Resources

Drop in for Cookie Chats on Wednesdays at noon or at 6 p.m.  They will be every Wednesday until the end of the Cookie Program. Our Product Program Specialists host the Zoom calls. The Cookie Chats are an open forum discussion/Q and A. No need to register, just click the link and join the team to talk about all things cookie.

There is now an electronic parent permission form for the cookie program! Parents/caregivers can complete the form and will be emailed a copy and they can click a request button on the form and have a copy of the permission form emailed to their TCM!

Here’s a link to the permission form: 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program Permission Form – Formstack Share it with the families in your troop!

Find other cookie program resources on our website under the “Cookies” tab:

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/cookies/resources.html

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 was at the can send in her story here.

We’re Working on an Upgrade for You

Mark your calendars, we’re getting an upgrade! In early December 2020, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) will release a refreshed member account management system. The upgraded system will provide increased visibility to your Girl Scout member account, make it simpler to manage and maintain household (and for troop leaders, troop memberships too!), and find more fun for your girl!

To prepare for the system upgrade, the MY GS tab on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website will be inaccessible from November 18 – December 3. This means that you will be unable to access your member profile, the Volunteer Toolkit, and gsLearn.

GSCO staff is here to guide you through the transition from beginning to end! As we approach system downtime, we will reach out with additional details. Be on the lookout for emails and communication in the weeks to come to guide and support you throughout this time!

Things you can do prior to November 18 to help to make this upgrade go smoothly:

  1. Login to your MY GS account and review the email addresses for your household. Are the parents/caregivers in your household using the same email address? If yes, provide a new email address for the secondary caregiver.
  2. Verify your troop’s roster and make sure all members are correctly listed. Contact your Volunteer Support Specialist (VSS) to assist you in renewing or adding members to your troop before the downtime. Don’t know who your VSS is? Email inquiry@gscolorado.org.
  3. Login to Volunteer Toolkit and download any meeting plans, planning materials, and resources you might need during the downtime.
  4. Take any gsLearn training that you need.

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.

Discover Girl Scouts! – Denver Metro (Virtual)

Be the role model she’ll always remember.

As a volunteer, you’ll introduce girls to new experiences that show them they’re capable of more than they ever imagined.

We always need troop leaders to start new troops for girls in grades K-12, and there are numerous other ways to get involved in this family-oriented and fun community. Whether you can give a few hours — or more — volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible and fun!

Join us for an online adult open house where you’ll learn more about Girl Scouts, see what the experience will look like for you and your daughter, and learn about ways to volunteer.

Bring any questions you have to this free event!

We require registration to maintain capacity, track attendance and for virtual quality assurance.  A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

Register here:  https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/discover_girl_scouts_denver_metro_virtual

If you have any questions about this event: Bambi.Dingman@gscolorado.org or have trouble completing registration, please contact our Customer Care team by emailing inquiry@gscolorado.org or calling 877-404-5708.

Tips for Troop Leaders LIVE: Bringing the World to Your Girls… From Home!

There’s a big, amazing world out there, and you can still experience it with your girls! In a webcast with Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 6 p.m. mountain time, Girl Scout volunteers will discover what global Girl Scouting is all about, what global programming looks like right now, and how troop leaders can help their girls connect with the world throughout the year—yes, even if you’re meeting virtually!

Register now: https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1372781&tp_key=c84086775f

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.

Discover Girl Scouts! – Denver Metro (Virtual)

Be the role model she’ll always remember.

As a volunteer, you’ll introduce girls to new experiences that show them they’re capable of more than they ever imagined.

We always need troop leaders to start new troops for girls in grades K-12, and there are numerous other ways to get involved in this family-oriented and fun community. Whether you can give a few hours — or more — volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible and fun!

Join us for an online adult open house where you’ll learn more about Girl Scouts, see what the experience will look like for you and your daughter, and learn about ways to volunteer.

Bring any questions you have to this free event!

We require registration to maintain capacity, track attendance and for virtual quality assurance.  A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

Register here:  https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/discover_girl_scouts_denver_metro_virtual

If you have any questions about this event: Bambi.Dingman@gscolorado.org or have trouble completing registration, please contact our Customer Care team by emailing inquiry@gscolorado.org or calling 877-404-5708.

Discover Girl Scouts! – Denver Metro (Virtual)

Be the role model she’ll always remember.

As a volunteer, you’ll introduce girls to new experiences that show them they’re capable of more than they ever imagined.

We always need troop leaders to start new troops for girls in grades K-12, and there are numerous other ways to get involved in this family-oriented and fun community. Whether you can give a few hours — or more — volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible and fun!

Join us for an online adult open house where you’ll learn more about Girl Scouts, see what the experience will look like for you and your daughter, and learn about ways to volunteer.

Bring any questions you have to this free event!

We require registration to maintain capacity, track attendance and for virtual quality assurance.  A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

Register here:  https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/discover_girl_scouts_denver_metro_virtual

If you have any questions about this event: Bambi.Dingman@gscolorado.org or have trouble completing registration, please contact our Customer Care team by emailing inquiry@gscolorado.org or calling 877-404-5708.

Discover Girl Scouts! – Denver Metro (Virtual)

Be the role model she’ll always remember.

As a volunteer, you’ll introduce girls to new experiences that show them they’re capable of more than they ever imagined.

We always need troop leaders to start new troops for girls in grades K-12, and there are numerous other ways to get involved in this family-oriented and fun community. Whether you can give a few hours — or more — volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible and fun!

Join us for an online adult open house where you’ll learn more about Girl Scouts, see what the experience will look like for you and your daughter, and learn about ways to volunteer.

Bring any questions you have to this free event!

We require registration to maintain capacity, track attendance and for virtual quality assurance.  A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

Register here:  https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/discover_girl_scouts_denver_metro_virtual

If you have any questions about this event: Bambi.Dingman@gscolorado.org or have trouble completing registration, please contact our Customer Care team by emailing inquiry@gscolorado.org or calling 877-404-5708.

Discover Girl Scouts! – Denver Metro (Virtual)

Be the role model she’ll always remember.

As a volunteer, you’ll introduce girls to new experiences that show them they’re capable of more than they ever imagined.

We always need troop leaders to start new troops for girls in grades K-12, and there are numerous other ways to get involved in this family-oriented and fun community. Whether you can give a few hours — or more — volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible and fun!

Join us for an online adult open house where you’ll learn more about Girl Scouts, see what the experience will look like for you and your daughter, and learn about ways to volunteer.

Bring any questions you have to this free event!

We require registration to maintain capacity, track attendance and for virtual quality assurance.  A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

Register here:  https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/discover_girl_scouts_denver_metro_virtual

If you have any questions about this event: Bambi.Dingman@gscolorado.org or have trouble completing registration, please contact our Customer Care team by emailing inquiry@gscolorado.org or calling 877-404-5708.

Discover Girl Scouts! – Denver Metro (Virtual)

Be the role model she’ll always remember.

As a volunteer, you’ll introduce girls to new experiences that show them they’re capable of more than they ever imagined.

We always need troop leaders to start new troops for girls in grades K-12, and there are numerous other ways to get involved in this family-oriented and fun community. Whether you can give a few hours — or more — volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible and fun!

Join us for an online adult open house where you’ll learn more about Girl Scouts, see what the experience will look like for you and your daughter, and learn about ways to volunteer.

Bring any questions you have to this free event!

We require registration to maintain capacity, track attendance and for virtual quality assurance.  A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

Register here:  https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/discover_girl_scouts_denver_metro_virtual

If you have any questions about this event: Bambi.Dingman@gscolorado.org or have trouble completing registration, please contact our Customer Care team by emailing inquiry@gscolorado.org or calling 877-404-5708.