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Cookie Sale Troops

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 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/June/July: String of Pearls Reception/CEO Day/Highest Selling Troops

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.

Operation Cookie Share

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

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

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

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!