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THE COOKIE SALE HAS ENDED
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: For Cadettes-Ambassadors ONLY
Troops that are at the Cadette level and above have the choice to take the incentives in the 2014 cookie sale OR take an additional 5 cents/box troop profit. The WHOLE TROOP chooses the extra 5 cents/box to go to the troop OR the incentives listed in the cookie information. All girls will continue to have the opportunity to earn the pearl recognition for selling 1,000 boxes or more. This is extended to older girl troops only – NOT to individually registered girls and NOT to groups of mixed age-levels. Before the troop manager places the initial cookie order for the troop, all girls registered in the troop must sign an agreement which must be turned in to their local facilitator indicating that the majority of girls in the troop have agreed to opt out of the awards. Girls in these troops will still receive theme patches, achievement bars and the pearl, if eligible.

 

NEW THIS YEAR: Bling Your Booth Sale Contest
A booth sale contest for troops is new this year! Get ideas on how to “bling” your booth and then snap a photo to enter our contest. Click here to learn more.

 

Direct Cookie Sales
This is our second year you can sell cookies directly. Starting the first 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).

 

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend 2014!Print
Fri., Feb. 7 & Sat., Feb. 8
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 Friday, Feb. 7 or Saturday, Feb. 8. There’s also a National GS Cookie Day 2014 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 hereTo 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 dgiles@gsvsc.org or mail to:
Girl Scouts, 3663 Peters Creek Rd, Roanoke VA 24019

 

The Essentials – Forms & Stuff
SNAP ordering website

Troop Cookie Manager Plan Book

Troop Cookie Sale Manager Position Description (#1638)

Troop Cookie Manager Evaluation Form

2014 Cookie Sale Parent Letter

2014 Cookie Sale Parent Permission Form

2014 Damaged Cookie Report (writable MS Word)

5 Box Cookie Customer Contest Form

Cookie Sale Awards Program

What Can a Girl Do? 5 Skills Activity Sheet

Girl Scout Cookie Activity Pin

5 Skills in Action

5 Skills & Girl Scout Leadership Outcomes

5 Skills of the Cookie Program (YouTube video)

Brownie Elf and Friends: Manage Money (YouTube video)

Girl Scout Council Cookie/Product Sale Activity Checkpoints

 

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 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!

 

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