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Cookie Sale Troops

The deliciousness is back! 
Our Cookie Sale runs from January 1 to March 31.

For Cookie Troops

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 to 70 cents/box of cookies sold. Direct proceeds to troops in Virginia Skyline Council totaled $494,000 last year!

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 5: String of Pearls Reception

The Essentials: Plan Books, Forms, Videos & Websites
Everything You Need for Cookie-Selling Success!

Cookie Sale Kick-Off/Rally Guide
Our Girl Scouts have unique, strong personalities and talents that are worth lifting up and celebrating! This year’s theme (Stand Up. Stand Out!) calls out everything that makes each Girl Scout special, from her incredible smarts to her boundless creativity, enthusiasm and loyalty. Our big-hearted Elephant mascot (who can’t help but stand out in a crowd) will take Girl Scouts on an exciting jungle expedition that encourages them to proudly stand up for all the traits that make up their amazing selves.

Cookie Sale Marketing Kit & Cookie Cart
The Skyline Shop sells a Cookie Sale Marketing Kit ($25) and a Cookie Cart ($29). This year's marketing kit includes the following: yard sign, car magnet, tablecloth and a GSVSC reusable tote bag. The cookie cart dimensions, specs and photos are on our Facebook page. To order, please email or call The Skyline Shop at 540-777-5136.

Cookie Sale PR Resources
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.

Cookie Clipart & Photos
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.

Join & Volunteer Postcards
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
Cookie costumes (Thin Mint, Carmel deLite, Shortbread, etc.) can be reserved for free ($25 refundable deposit) from the council headquarters by sending in a Program Resources Reservation (#2159). Email to info@gsvsc.org or mail to: Girl Scouts, 3663 Peters Creek Rd, Roanoke VA 24019

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.

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend: Feb. 23-25

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 (in store & online).

Cookie Pro 2018 Contest
Cookie Pro 2018 Contest

Where Girl Entrepreneurs Come to SHINE!
Are you a barrier breakin,’ challenge crushin,’ lead takin’ cookie entrepreneur? Do you put that unmatchable Girl Scout courage to the test every year to create positive change in your community and the world? We want to hear from you!

This cookie season, let’s show ‘em how the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world prepares girls to lead, learn, succeed, and shine—not only for today but also for the future—by entering our national Girl Scouts of the USA’s Cookie Pro 2018 Contest from January 2 through April 30.

Grand Prize: Be the Star of a Girl Scout Cookie Box
Six girls nationwide, one per Girl Scout grade level, will be named Girl Scouts of the USA’s Top Cookie Pro 2018 and get the epic chance to:

• Be featured on the Girl Scout Cookie box!
• Travel to New York City for an all-expenses-paid Cookie Entrepreneur Experience!

Limited-Edition Patch: Cookie Pro Patch 2018
Every girl who enters Girl Scouts of the USA’s Cookie Pro 2018 Contest will unlock this awesome, limited-edition Cookie Pro 2018 patch. You must be an eligible Girl Scout Cookie seller from a participating council to take part.

How to Participate: more information here

Cookie College 2018
Cookie College 2018

Saturday, January 6, 10 AM-3 PM
Hollins College, Roanoke
Open to all girls: Daisies-Ambassadors

At Cookie College, girls earn their diplomas in everything cookies! They learn about the business of selling, the history of Girl Scout Cookies, and much more. Sessions are built upon the five skills of the Girl Scout Cookie program: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills, and Business Ethics. Local business leaders as well as top sellers are involved in teaching the sessions. Cookie College positions girls for a successful and fun cookie sale!

Adults are invited to Cookie College too! Co-Leaders and parents can take Smart Cookies training. 

Enjoy lots of special treats: photo booth, karaoke, mobile Skyline Shop filled with cookie PR materials & Cookie College event-only items, cookie awards/incentives display, and cookie media kits station. Special drawings for gift certificates and cookie carts! This year's theme is Wish Upon a Star!

Participants may attend as individuals or with troop with appropriate # of caregivers. Caregiver will need to stay during the program.

Price: $5/person (girls & adults); price includes lunch for girls and adults PLUS girls receive a swag bag, Cookie College diploma & Cookie College patch
Registration Opens: 
December 1, 2017
Registration Closes: January 2, 2018
Questions: info@gsvsc.org
Register online here

Cookie Rally/Kick-Off Patch Program

Cookie Sale Rally Guide (click here to download)
It’s a celebration! This year, Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council celebrates its 55th anniversary. Kick-off your cookie sale season with a Cookie Rally. 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 kick-off that helps girls build skills, set goals and drive sales.

This can be done within your troop or service unit. Follow the Rally Guide to set-up your activities. Your rally does not have to include all of the activities in this guide, but should include some fun stuff, especially incorporating the 55th anniversary logo here and there.

  • Attend as a girl & earn a patch.
  • Attend as a troop (5 girls or more with 80% attendance) & receive choice of $25 Disney Dollars or $25 Council Dollars.
  • Attend as a troop (5 girls or more with 60% attendance) & receive choice of $10 Disney Dollars or $10 Council Dollars.

The Cookie Rally event organizer should submit entries with photo (show reference to 55th anniversary logo), girl names & troop number for patches, and troop info with number attending and contacts for the troop dollars by February 28, 2018 to productsale@gsvsc.org

Freezing My Cookies Off Patch Program

Earn the Freezing My Cookies Off Patch by holding a cookie booth outside and reference the Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council’s 55th anniversary and display the GSVSC 55th logo.

  • Participants on the TOP 3 coldest days will receive a choice of $25 Disney Dollars or $25 Council Dollars.
  • One troop or individual seller will be drawn at random from all entries to tour a television weather forecasting department and learn about meteorology.

Submit a photo, girl names, troop number, contact info and any details about the day including the temperature by February 28, 2018 to productsale@gsvsc.org

Cookie Walkabout Patch Program

Earn the Cookie Walkabout Patch by selling cookies in your neighborhood or local community with your wagon, cart or bag of cookies. Take the Girl Scout Cookie Sale to the front doors of your friends and neighbors. And don’t forget to mention the Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council’s 55th anniversary!

  • Drawing from all participants for three gift certificates: your choice of $25 Disney Dollars or $25 Council Dollars.
  • Drawing from all participants for three Girl Scout Cookie Carts.

Submit photo, girls’ names, troop number and contact info by March 31, 2018 to productsale@gsvsc.org

Operation Cookie Share (Donations to Our Military) Patch Program

Operation 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.

Click here to download and print a flyer to share at you cookie booth sale.

Operation Cookie Share Patch Program
Earn the Operation Cookie Share patch by showing your support for our military service women and men while participating in the cookie sale. Use your imagination on how to promote Operation Cookie Share while holding a cookie booth, walking about your neighborhood or any other way you can show your support and promote cookie donations to our military.

  • Drawing from all participants for three awards: your choice of $25 Disney Dollars or $25 Council Dollars or a cookie cart.
  • Drawing from all participants for one troop or one individual seller to visit Virginia Military Institute to see how girls can begin their careers in the military.

Submit a photo, girls’ names, troop number, contact info and any details about the day by March 31, 2018 to productsale@gsvsc.org

Bling Your Booth Contest

Participate by decorating your booth with information about one or more of the 5 skills (Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills, and Business Ethics.) you have learned by participating in the Girl Scout Cookie program. Include a reference to the GSVSC 55th anniversary within your booth display.

  • Each participant receives a patch.
  • Drawing from all participants for three awards: choice of a cookie cart or a cookie marketing kit.
  • Drawing from all participants for three awards: choice of $25 Disney Dollars or $25 Council Dollars.
  • Drawing from all participants for one troop or individual seller to visit a marketing agency to learn more about how to present your image and product (i.e. Kessler Designs which is co-owned by a woman); concludes with staff interviews and photos for inclusion on GSVSC social media.

Submit a photo of your booth, girls’ names, troop number, contact info and any details about the day by March 31, 2018 to productsale@gsvsc.org

Girl Scouts Got Cookie Talent! Contest

Produce your own video of two minutes or less: you and/or your troop talking, singing, dancing or however you choose to get your message across about what Girl Scouts and the cookie sale program mean to you; and mention the GSVSC 55th anniversary.

  • Each participant receives a patch. 
  • Drawing from all participants for five awards: choice of $25 Disney Dollars or $25 Council Dollars, cookie cart or cookie marketing kit.
  • The top two videos chosen (judged by GSVSC staff) will win a visit to a local production company like VPS or VRS and see what it is like behind the scenes. A pizza party is included to top off the day!

Submit video via a YouTube format with girls’ names, troop number, contact info and anything you want to say about making the video by February 28, 2018 to productsale@gsvsc.org

The Creative Girl Scout Contest

Create your own poem, jingle, song or work of art by recording, writing, drawing or painting your submission! Tell your story through words, song or pictures about what Girl Scouts and the cookie program mean to you. And don’t forget to mention the GSVSC 55th anniversary.

  • Each participant receives a patch. 
  • Drawing from all participants for three awards: choice of $25 Disney Dollars or $25 Council Dollars, cookie cart or cookie marketing kit.
  • One entry will be chosen (judged by GSVSC staff) to visit The Children’s Theatre, Kid’s Square or the Taubman Museum, depending on age and availability at venues. A meal at Jimmy John’s will top off the day!

Submit entry with girls’ names, troop number, contact info and anything you want to say about your creation by March 31, 2018 to productsale@gsvsc.org (please scan or snap a photo of drawings and paintings).

The Cookie Diva Contest

Put on your best dress-up to present your sales pitch to your customer as well as what you have learned from the Girl Scout Cookie Sale program.

  • Each participant receives a patch. 
  • Drawing from all participants for three awards: choice of $25 Disney Dollars or $25 Council Dollars, cookie cart or cookie marketing kit.
  • A random entry will be drawn for one troop or individual seller to have a Diva Day brought to you by GSVSC staff; complete with sugar scrubs, nail wraps, karaoke and food!

Submit a photo of your troop or yourself with a customer, along with girls’ names, troop number, contact info and anything you want to say about your experience by March 31, 2018 to productsale@gsvsc.org

History of Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies are an icon of American culture. For over 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!