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! Direct proceeds to troops in Virginia Skyline Council totaled $565,000 last year!
Direct Cookie Sales in 2013
This year troops can sell cookies directly. Starting the second week of January, cookies will be available for troops to sell in-hand door-to-door or through booth sales – like for Super Bowl weekend or Valentine’s Day! Cookies and payment can be exchanged on the spot in on quick, easy step!! Your customer has immediate gratification – and you have one less step to perform (cookie delivery). The sale ends on March 31, 2013.
National Girl Scout Cookie Day!
Save the date: Friday, February 8, 2013
On this day, 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 Friday, Feb. 8. There’s also a National GS Cookie Day 2013 Patch too! Available through The Skyline Shop in early February.
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.
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 email@example.com or mail to:
Girl Scouts, 3663 Peters Creek Rd, Roanoke VA 24019
The Essentials – Forms & Stuff
Troop Cookie Manager Plan Book (PDF)
Click Here to Watch 3 Great Cookie Selling Videos
“How to Buy”
“The Business of Cookies”
“Goal Setting & People Skills”
Get Some Super-Fun Girl Scout Cookie Stuff
Check out all the great NEW Girl Scout Cookie swag available at the Girl Scout Shop.
>> National GS Cookie Day 2013 Patch @ $3
>> GS Cookie Glasses @ $12: Thin Mint or Shortbread, clear glass, 16 oz.
>> Cookie Pencils @ 60ȼ
>> Cookie Cap Pens @ $2
>> Cookie Stickers @ $3.25
>> Cookie T-shirts @ $16: for girls & adults; “Bettering Myself, Bettering the World” on front & “Girl Scout Cookies” on back.
The History of Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Scout Cookies are an icon of American culture. For 95 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 over the past 95 years!