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 63 cents/box of cookies sold and an additional two cents bonus/box when their troop averages 150 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.
NEW THIS YEAR: Two Contests for Bling Your Booth Sale
A council contest + a national contest! Your troop could win some BLING prizes!
Cash, cookie PR stuff, parade banner, camp stuff! Get ideas on how to “bling” your booth and then snap one photo and send it in for both contests. Click here to learn how to enter both contests.
NEW THIS YEAR: 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 77 in Volunteer Essentials 2014-15 for specifics. Extra money-earning activities cannot take place during the product sales. Got questions? Check out this recent Fundraising FAQ for more info.
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.
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
Damaged Cookie Report (writable MS Word)
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!