IT’S COOKIE TIME!
Welcome Troop Cookie Team!
Having fun, learning, and working together toward a common goal — that’s the Girl Scout Cookie Sale! Selling cookies is more than just handing over a box for money. It’s about teaching girls skills essential to success and to life, like: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills and Business Ethics. Be a part of the largest girl-led business in the world! A troop receives 65 cents/box of cookies sold. Direct proceeds to troops in Virginia Skyline Council totaled $565,000 last year!
SNAP/CoCo Tech Support
SNAP supports the following browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer version 11 and above (IE 8, 9, and 10 are not supported browsers). Girl Scout volunteers and parents can contact the cookie bakery’s Help Desk for 24/7 SNAP & CoCo technical support at 1-800-853-3730 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Bling Your Booth to Win $250
This cookie season pump up the fun, get creative, and Bling Your Booth! Here’s how to enter for a chance to win $250 (25 lucky troops will be chosen from across the nation):
> Decorate your booth with a cool theme, balloons, costumes, posters, colored lights, and more—the sky’s the limit!
> Take a photo of your troop in action at your booth.
> Upload the photo to the Girl Scouts of the USA Facebook page between January 4-April 23. Check-out the full details and contest rules on Facebook.com/GirlScoutsUSA. Good luck!
Additional Money-Earning Form for Troops
The best way to earn money for your troop is to start with the GSVSC Fall Product Sale and then the Girl Scout Cookie Sale program. If income from the product sales aren’t enough, then girls have more options available to them such as service projects and craft/bake sales. The Application for Approval Additional Group Money-Earning Activities request needs to be submitted three weeks prior to the event by mail or email in order to receive written approval from the GSVSC Development Office. See page 84 in Volunteer Essentials 2015-16 for specifics. Extra money-earning activities cannot take place during the product sales. Got questions? Contact Tammy Shank, Chief Development and Marketing Officer, at 540-777-5111 or email@example.com.
National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend 2016
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.
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.
COCO is an online “Cookie Command” center for a girl’s cookie business. COCO helps a girl: set goals; make plans to reach goals; check how she’s doing on reaching her goals; and marketing sales tools.
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.
Help spread the word about Girl Scouting in your local community while selling cookies! Print-out these “Join” & “Volunteer” postcards to pass-out your booth sales. Or ask your local council staff member for these postcards at your next service unit meeting.
Cookie costumes (Thin Mint, Carmel deLite, Shortbread, etc.) & Booth-in-a-Box (items that are ready for you to dress-up your cookie booth sale – tablecloth, signage, decorations, etc.) can be reserved for free ($25 refundable deposit) from the council headquarters by sending in a Program Resources Reservation (form #2159): 2159-Word Doc or 2159-PDF Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: Girl Scouts, 3663 Peters Creek Rd, Roanoke VA 24019
The Essentials – Forms & Stuff
SNAP ordering website
ABC Bakers online ordering process – Digital Cookie/COCO Direct
Troop Cookie Manager Evaluation Form
Online Cookie Sale Evaluation (soon-to-come)
Click Here to Watch 3 Great Cookie Selling Videos
“How to Buy”
“The Business of Cookies”
“Goal Setting & People Skills”
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!