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Cookie Sale Service Unit

This year's Girl Scout Cookie Sale has ended. The information below is from last year's sale and can be used for reference.

The deliciousness will return January 2018! Stay tuned for updates!

For Cookie Service Units

Welcome Service Unit Cookie Team!
Thanks to our Girl Scout service units the cookie sale runs smoothly for girls and their troops. You play a big supporting role in the largest girl-led business in the world! A troop receives 65 cents to 70 cents/box of cookies sold. Direct proceeds to troops in Virginia Skyline Council totaled $494,000 last year! Thanks for all your hard work & dedication.

IMPORTANT DATES
Jan. 1: Cookie Sale begins!
Jan. 15-20: cookie delivery week
Feb. 23-25: National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend
Mar. 31: Cookie Sale ends
May/June/July: String of Pearls Reception/CEO Day/Highest Selling Troops

The Essentials: Plan Books, Forms, Videos & Websites
PR Cookies

PR Cookies
This year we received over 600 boxes of cookies to use in our PR efforts — thank-you's to delivery station hosts, local media pitches, big community collaborators, etc. We ordered lots of Thin Mints and have fair amounts of Carmel deLites, Shortbreads, Lemonades, PB Patties, PB Sandwiches and the new S'mores Girl Scout Cookie. Also free PR bags and cookie sale flyers are available as well. If you have a specific PR cookies request, please contact us.

Cookie Sale Media Materials

Media Releases/PSAs
Cookie Sale 2017 Media Release (sent by council)
Cookie Booth Sale Announcement (for troops to use)
Radio PSAs (for troops to use)

TV PSAs
(direct your local TV station to these broadcast public service ads)
Amazing Experiences for Girls: Powered by the Girl Scout Cookie Program (30-seconds)
Power Amazing Experiences for Girls With Your Next Cookie Purchase (15-seconds)

Other Cookie Sale Media Materials
GS Cookie Sale Facts Sheet 2017
Cookie Sale Program Research
Girl Scout Cookie History Timeline
Girl Scout Cookie Trivia Cards
Girl Scout Cookie Sale Graphics

Media Stars Patch Program – FREE!
Did you or your troop make the local news on TV, in the newspaper or on the radio? Then let us know by sending us a link to the article (or paper version in the mail) or link to the TV or radio stations website:  info@gsvsc.org and in return we'll send you free patches in celebration of your great media accomplishment!

Froze My Cookies Off Patch Program

To receive your FREE "Froze My Cookies Off" patch, please email the following to cookiepromo@gsvsc.org by March 20, 2017:

> picture of troop cookie booth on a cold day
> troop #
> girls’ names (first names only)
> booth date
> booth location
> temperature on the day of the booth sale
> any other details of the day you wish to share

The top three troops with the coldest booth sale dates will receive a $25 gift certificate to The Skyline Shop. One troop, picked at random, will tour a local television station and learn how the weather forecast is put together. All entries will receive a FREE “Froze My Cookies Off” patch. 

Cookie Walkabout Patch Program

Who can resist our esteemed sweet treats when a Girl Scout is at their front door with their favorite cookies?! Not me! Door-to-door sales remains one of the most effective ways to sell cookies. In a recent national study, 78% of those customers who were not approached during a cookie sale stated they would have purchased 2-4 boxes if asked.

Problem solved. Girl Scout Cookie Walkabouts to the rescue!

What’s a Girl Scout Cookie Walkabout? 
A Girl Scout(s) or Girl Scout troop walks the neighborhood selling cookies door-to-door in a residential area with adult supervision.

To receive your FREE Cookie Walkabout Patch, email the following info to cookiepromo@gsvsc.org by March 31, 2017:

> photo of you with your cookie bag, cart, or wagon
> walkabout date
> walkabout location
> girl's/girls first name(s)
> how many boxes you sold
> any other info you wish to share

All participants will receive a FREE patch. Three participants will be chosen at random to receive a $25 gift certificate from The Skyline Shop. Your picture will be shown on the GSVSC Facebook page.

Cookie Rally/Kick-Off

Cookie Sale Rally Guide
It’s a cookie celebration! This year, Girl Scouts will participate in the ultimate cookie rally that has been 100 years in the making! This activity-packed party combines learning and fun to kick-off the cookie season the right way. We’ve pulled out all the stops to put together a magical celebration of 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies that helps girls build skills, set goals and drive sales. 

Earn the Cookie Sale RALLY Patch!
A FREE PATCH for all girls who participate in a Cookie Sale Rally!

This can be done within your troop, service unit/community or area. Follow the Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Rally Guide to set-up your activities. Your rally does not have to include all of the activities in the guide, but should include some fun stuff, especially incorporating the themes of 100 years of girls selling cookies, the new S’mores cookie and how to set goals.

Once you’ve completed your rally, claim your patch by completing this online form  OR by contacting us at program@gsvsc.org (include # of patches, your contact info, and info about your rally).

Patches cannot be obtained until after the rally/kick-off has taken place, but no later than February 28.

Bring-Back-A-Friend to the Cookie Sale

NEW GSVSC Cookie Sale Program:
Bring-Back-A-Friend to the Cookie Sale
Get a Troop to Sell Cookies & RECEIVE A COOKIE CART!

The Challenge!
Bring back another troop to join the great cookie sale program that did not participate last year. Have your troop share what they love about the Girl Scout Cookie Sale!

The Incentives!
YOUR TROOP receives a brand, new COOKIE CART!
THE TROOP YOU HOOK receives a Skyline Shop GIFT CERTIFICATE!

The cookie carts will arrive in late January; while supplies last (if we run out then your troop will receive a gift certificate, of equal value, to The Skyline Shop). The other troop’s gift certificate will be based upon their cookie sales.

How Can Your Troop Participate?
1) Your troop is currently registered AND places an initial order to sell cookies.

2) Your troop persuades another troop to participate in the 2017 Girl Scout Cookie Sale; a troop registered last year, but did not participate in the 2016 cookie sale. This troop must register for the 2016 membership year and place an order anytime during the 2017 cookie sale. This troop may have already sold cookies previously during other years, not including last year and this year.

3) Once the challenge has been accomplished, it’s time to claim your prize by completing an online form or contacting us at cookies@gsvsc.org (include your troop #, contact info as well as info on the troop you brought back to the cookie sale).

This challenge is open to service unit teams too! A service unit can earn FREE cookie carts too!

This offer ends February 28, 2016.

Cookie Case Race Patch Program

NEW GSVSC Cookie Sale Program:
Cookie Case Race!
Finish up this Cookie Season by grabbing cookies from your local cupboard and earn a FREE PATCH along with the chance to win some really cool prizes!

The Challenge?
Grab 5 cases of cookies from your local cupboard or warehouse per visit and enter for fun, teamwork, and chances to win one of the following:
> A Cookie Cart (5 winners)
> A Cookie Box from the Skyline Shop valued at $25 (5 winners)
> Or a visit with a local college track team to learn more about racing (1 winner)

The cookie carts will arrive in late January; while supplies last (if we run out then you or your troop will receive a gift certificate of equal value to The Skyline Shop).

Include a case of Trios, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, or Shortbread and get an extra entry!
*All entries and prizes available to troops and girls only.

This offer is available from March 10, 2017 to March 31.

Submit the following to cookiepromo@gsvsc.org by April 1 to register:
> Troop or Service Unit #
> Troop Leader Name or SU Member Name
> Number of Girls participating in the Case Race
> Email & General Contact Info
> Address to Mail Patches to