IT’S COOKIE TIME!
Get Ready for a Great Cookie Season!
January 1 to March 31, 2015
Selling cookies is more than just handing over a box for money. It’s about learning skills essential to success and to life, like: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills and Business Ethics. You play a big part in the largest girl-led business in the world! A troop receives 63 cents/box of cookies sold and an additional two cents bonus/box when their troop averages 155 boxes per girl. Direct proceeds to troops in Virginia Skyline Council totaled $565,000 last year!
NEW THIS YEAR: Cookie Share
Cookie Share is a Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline council-wide service project that allows girls the opportunity to sell virtual “Cookie Share” packages. Cookie Share cookies are distributed to the military and local food banks. The council delivers the products to the organizations directly from the bakery or from one of our warehouses. This gives customers an alternative to not buying for themselves or purchasing an extra box to share.
Everything You Need for Cookie-Selling Success!
Name tags, goal charts, posters, business cards, banners, signs and more. Click here to find great tools to help you get the word out on your cookie experience. Selling in your neighborhood when nobody’s home, then use these nifty door knob hangers to leave for neighbors to contact you: one for younger Girl Scouts and one for teen GS.
COCO is your online “Cookie Command” center for your cookie business. COCO helps you:
>> Set your goal of how many packages of cookies you want to sell this year.
>> Make plans for how you will reach your goals.
>> Check how you’re doing along the way.
>> Send eCards to your friends and family to tell them it’s cookie time and ask for their support.
Get your cookie clipart, logos, photographs and other PR items here. To download from this Flickr site: right-click your mouse over the image and you’ll be offered a variety of sizes and resolutions. After you choose what you want – then you’ll be able to download from there.
GSVSC has exciting 2015 Cookie Recognitions for you this year! All awards are cumulative from 12 boxes through 1,000 boxes — with highest-seller awards for sellers of 1,250 and 1,500 as well as a laptop for the overall council highest-selling girl.
Who can sell cookies? Girls in troops and individually-registered girls too! You can sell with your registered troop/group or through the Adventurers Group (for teen girls) or through the council office (you receive credit vouchers to pay for shop purchases, event fees and camp fees; no direct money). Contact Arlene for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-777-5105.
National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend 2015!
Fri., Feb. 27 – Sun., Mar. 1
On this weekend, Girl Scouts across the nation will band together to speak as a single, powerful voice to raise awareness of the Girl Scout Cookie Program and to drive cookie sales. Make sure you have a cookie booth somewhere in a well-traveled or well-visited location on this weekend. There’s also a National GS Cookie Weekend Patch too! Available through The Skyline Shop.
Watch & Share a few GREAT Cookie Selling Videos
How to Buy
The Business of Cookies
Goal Setting & People Skills
What Grown-Ups Need To Know About Selling Girl Scout Cookies (this video is for your parents)
The History of Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Scout Cookies are an icon of American culture. For nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts, with the enthusiastic support of their families, have helped ensure the success of the annual sale. From its earliest beginnings to its current popularity, selling Girl Scout Cookies has helped girls have fun, develop valuable life skills, and make their communities a better place. Click here to learn more about the Girl Scout Cookie history!