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Meet the Cookies: S'mores



Girl Scout S'mores

Our new crispy graham cookie double dipped in yummy crème icing and

finished with a scrumptious chocolatey coating (WHOA!)

is one more delicious way to support her next adventure!

 

Meet The Cookies:Thanks-A-Lot



THANKS-A-LOT

A heart warming shortbread dipped in rich chocolate fudge, and topped with an embossed thank you message in 5 different languages.  Whether the embossed "Thank You" is in English, French, Chinese, Swahili, or Spanish, these tasty shortbread with fudge on the bottom are a hit in any language. And they're also how girls lean business ethics. Through interaction with each customer and other Girl Scouts, a girl learns the importance of keeping her word, doing the right thing, being fair, She learns the importance of doing business right! Thanks-A-Lot cookies are vegan!

 

Meet The Cookies: Lemonades



Lemonades

With each box of tangy lemon-icing-topped shortbread cookies you buy, your helping girls learn about goal setting. She learns how to organize her cookie sale, build a goal, and work hard-skills that help her accomplish all she'll set out to do in life. Lemonades are vegan!

COOKIE BOOTH



Only ask customers as they LEAVE the store.  On the way in you just smile and say “hi”

Cookie Booth Scenarios:

Always smile and say “Thank You”

  • How much are they?

  • Which is your favorite?

  • I’m diabetic

  • I don’t like cookies

  • I already bought from my neighbor

  • I’m gluten free

  • Cookies are bad for you

  • My Daughter’s a Girl Scout (or granddaughter)

  • They contain Palm Oil

  • I don’t support Girl Scouts because they support _____

  • My wife/husband/(etc) said I couldn’t

  • I gave up sweets for lent

  • I already have plenty of Girl Scout Cookies

  • Aren’t you a little old to be selling Girl Scout Cookies?

  • What are you doing with your cookie money?

  • What is your goal?

Pay attention.  If they pull out a $10 bill, let them know they can get 2 boxes of cookies for $10, and ask them to donate. 

If they have a $20 bill, stress they are 5 for $20

A Case is $48 ($50 if they want to donate)

We keep 100% of the donation, but only make about 50 cents per box.  Donations are appreciated!

Sometimes you just get a lot of “nos.” It shouldn’t happen a lot in the beginning of the sale, but by the third booth sale weekend it will get crazy.  You’ll get many, many more nos than yeses. 

  • Sell hard the first few weeks (sign up for as many booths as possible)

  • Be realistic about each booth goal

  • DON’T think you’re taking booths away from other girls.

Games for when everyone seems to be saying “no”.  This can only be done after you get enough donations to buy a box ($4 worth)

  • Every 10 “nos” eat a cookie.  If you get a “yes” you start over again.

  • Set a quick goal:  As soon as I sell 10 boxes I get a cookie

  • If it’s cold, as soon as I sell out of this variety (or this many) I go home

  • Reward yourself for working hard!


Always Remember to Thank Your Customers



Cookies Power Amazing Experiences for Girls

When you buy a box of delicious Girl Scout Cookies, you help power new, unique, and amazing experiences for every awesome G.I.R.L.(Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) in your community who sells these purpose-filled treats—SWEET!

Will she help the local animal shelter across town or plant acommunity garden for friends and neighbors? Cross the country to see the Grand Canyon, or cross an ocean for the travel experience of a lifetime? Go to summer camp, or earn one of Girl Scouting’s highest awards? It’s up to her and her troop—they own their adventure!

That’s the thing. When girls participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, they get more than life-changing experiences and adventure.They also develop essential life skills—goal setting, decision making,money management, people skills, and business ethics—all while soaring in confidence and practicing leadership the Girl Scout way to lift one another up and change the world, together.

Always thank your customers for buying our deliciously, scrumptious, straight from Heaven Girl Scout Cookies- that's using your people skills! 

Girls will be earning the 2018 Cookie Award pin! Print out thanks you card and give to your customers with their cookie order. Girls will also be given Thank You bags for larger orders.

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COOKIE SELLING ONLINE


Digital Cookie

It’s True! The Girl Scout Cookie Program has gone digital!

With the Digital Cookie powered by Smart Cookies Direct Ship, the Girl Scout Cookie Program you know and love is now better than ever—giving you and your cookie customers more ways to participate. Now there’s more ways to sell, more ways to buy, and more ways to learn and have a ton of fun!

Customize the way you learn and earn, using technology in a whole new way with Digital Cookie, powered by Smart Cookies Direct Ship:

Girl Scouts have the option of hand delivery to nearby customers or shipping cookies directly. 

Most of the U.S. is now eligible for 2-day shipping!

Customers can now order any variety of Girl Scout Cookies in whatever quantity they want.

Get to Know Your Customers

Before the season starts, have girls reach out to family and friends, ask them for their e-mail addresses, and create a contact list from the information given. 

 Lights, Camera, Your Troop!

A video introduction not only gets the word out about your troop,but is also a great way to connect your community to the Girl Scout Cookie Program! Some great jumping off questions are:

     What's your name and how long haveyou been a Girl Scout?

     Why do you like being a Girl Scout?

     What have you learned through Girl Scouting?

     How is your troop planning to use themoney from your sales?

     What skills have you gained so far?

Need to know more? Checkout this Smart Cookie Flier for more information.

Parents Help


How can you help your daughter during cookie time? It’s as easy as abc+d!  Girls whose parents/guardians are involved in the following ways have a more successful sales experience.

  • Ask her about her personal goals and her troop’s cookie goals.
  • Be sure to attend troop cookie training with her.
  • Check on her progress and encourage her throughout the sale.
  • Do volunteer to help at her troop’s booth sales.

COOKIE GOALS



1. FIRST  120 BOXES OF COOKIES SOLD STAY IN TROOP ACCOUNT TO PAY FOR JOURNEY KITS, JOURNEY TAKE ACTION PROJECTS, BRONZE, SILVER, GOLD AWARD PROJECTS, CRAFT SUPPLIES, BADGES, PATCHES, AWARDS, PINS, HOLIDAY PARTIES, CAMPING SUPPLIES, AUCTION PRIZES, CEREMONY COSTS, EVENT COSTS,
 

Meet The Cookies: Peanut Butter Sandwich



Peanut Butter Sandwich
Deliciously smooth peanut butter sandwiched between crunchy oatmeal cookies. These cookies are more than just tasty-they're a lesson in goal setting for the girls who sells them to you. She learns how to organize the cookie sale, set goals, and work hard. All skills she''ll need in the future.

Meet The Cookies: Caramel deLite



Caramel deLite

Vanilla cookies topped with caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut, and laced with chocolaty stripes. A tasty treat isn't all that's involved with a box of our 2nd top selling cookie. Through interaction with each customer and other Girl Scouts, a girls learns the importance of keeping her word, doing the right things, and being fair. A girl learns the business ethics that will serve her throughout life.

 

Selling Cookies Door To Door



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Girl Scout Cookie Booth News




Girls (and  REGISTERED parents) who are planning on selling
Girl Scout Cookies and sell cookies at troop cookie booths,
must attend the January 12th Cookie Kick Off meeting!

We have a few rules for our cookie booths.
 We will go over all of them at the meeting!

1. Girls must dress for the weather.
Denim jeans, hat (or ear muffs, hood), 
mittens or gloves, tennis shoes or boots.
(No flip flops, slippers, dresses, skirts, thin leggings)

2. All girls must wear their vest or sash over their winter jackets.
Girls can't sell cookies without their uniform.

3. Girls should always be on time for booth.
If you are 10 minutes late, girls will have to go home
and will not get credit for booth sale.

4. Parents should check in at the booth. Don't just drop off your girls.

5. If you have to cancel, please let Karmalena know ASAP.

6. ABSOLUTELY NO CELL PHONES, TOYS, OR BOOKS!!!

7. ABSOLUTELY NO FOOD OR DRINKS.
GIRLS MUST EAT BEFORE SCHEDULED BOOTH TIME SLOT.
GIRLS CAN BRING BOTTLED WATER WITH THEIR NAME ON IT.
BOTTLED WATER MUST NOT BE ON TABLE. WATER WILL BE SET ASIDE
IN A DESIGNATED BAG OR BOX UNDER TABLE.

8. Cadettes and Seniors who have demonstrated that they can handle money and give change,
will be allowed to take money from customers and give change (WITH ADULT SUPERVISION).

9. Girls will not sit at the booths. They will stand and great customers as they go into the store.
Girls can ask if customers want to buy cookies as they leave the store.
This way we don't make the mistake of asking customers more than once.
10. Daisy and Brownie parents must stay for each and every booth. 

NATIONAL GIRL SCOUT COOKIE WEEKEND CHALLENGE



FOR NATIONAL GIRL SCOUT COOKIE WEEKEND, GIRLS ARE CHALLENGED TO BLING OUR BOOTH TABLES. 

GIRLS CAN TEAM UP DURING EACH SLOT TO CREATE AN AMAZING, EYE CATCHING, BOOTH! 

GIRLS WHO PARTICIPATE WILL GET 10 SCOUT BUCKS!  

THIRD PLACE GETS 5 EXTRA SCOUT BUCKS, 
2ND PLACE GETS 10 EXYRA SCOUT BUCKS
 & 1ST PLACE GETS 15 EXTRA SCOUT BUCKS!

SMART COOKIE



GIRLS WHO CREATE A SMART COOKIE ACCOUNT
& SET A COOKIE GOAL
WILL EARN 10 SCOUT BUCKS!

Meet The Cookies: Peanut Butter Pattie



PEANUT BUTTER PATTIES 
A layer of peanut butter with a rich chocolaty coating? Mouth-watering treats! But did you know that every box a girl sells helps her learn decision making? She makes a plan, solves problems on her own, and thinks creatively-and thinks she need to be successful, now and in the future.

Meet The Cookies: Thin Mints



Thin Mints
Purchasing a box of Thin Mints-our thin chocolate wafers dipped in rich chocolaty coating with a burst of pure peppermint-helps a girl learn money management. She handles, keeps records, even tracks orders-activities that are essential to running a successful business.

Meet the Cookies: Shortbread



Shortbread

When a girl hands you a box of these cookies, each one is in the shape of our iconic trefoil. She's building important people skills. She's meeting new customers, making eye contact, talking about the cookies, and saying thanks. And that builds her confidence for now and for future.

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Cookie Money



Where Cookie Money Goes

When you buy delicious Girl Scout Cookies, you’re helping to power new, unique, and amazing experiences for girls—experiences that broaden their worlds, help them gain essential life skills and entrepreneurial expertise, and prepare them to practice a lifetime of leadership. And guess what—100 percent of the money stays local!

Your cookie purchase not only supports girls’ success, but helps them find the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) within to do amazing things for themselves and for their communities. 



 GirlsLearn the “5 Skills”

Our cookies are on a mission: to help girls learn five skills that are essential to leadership, to success, and to life. 

Skill #1—Goal Setting
"I know I can doit!" 

“We're all about trying new things and having fun. Selling cookies is about both. My friends and I work together to set our team goal for the season; maybe we'll donate to our local animal hospitalor go on an adventure. Sure, selling the cookies is great. But what we do with the money we earn is even greater.”

Skill #2—Decision Making
"I make smarter decisions."

“When I sell cookies with my Girl Scout forever friends, we make our own decisions, like how many boxes we want to sell. We all have to agree on what we'll do with the money, which means talking it out and being okay not getting our way sometimes. And we have to figure out how to solve problems, like what to do when one of the girls is sick and can't help out. Our decisions matter.”

Skill #3—Money Management
"I make change happen!"

“It's cool that I get to make change when someone buys cookies. I'mreally careful about it. I count it out twice, so I know it's totally right. And I know each box sold gets us one step closer to our goal.”

Skill #4—People Skills
"I get a lifetime supply ofconfidence in every box."

“I've met so many new people at our cookie booth. And I've gottenreally good at chatting with them about how we are doing more than just selling Girl Scout Cookies. We’re earning money to achieve our cookie-season goals and do great things.”

Skill #5—Business Ethics
"Selling cookies is morethan just business."

“The other day at the cookie booth I made my friend's mom laugh really hard and she totally forgot her change. I made sure she got it back. She was so impressed she bought another box of cookies. Now I'm even closer to reaching my goal for robotics camp.”

Successful Girl Scouts



Your troops/groups have a customized web–based “business center!”. Smart Cookies lets girls manage their cookie activities online.


Set and track goals.

Research shows girls who set goals are more successful.

  • Girls determine their individual cookie goals.
  • They record their progress toward goals and set stretch goals along the way.
  • Girls choose which recognitions they want to achieve and see the ones they can earn if they sell at higher levels.

 

Create a plan.

This tool makes developing and working on an activity plan, even more fun for girls.

  • Girls determine what activities they will undertake as part of their cookie program, choosing among a list of recommended activities and/or adding their own.
  • Each activity is tied to one of the 5 Essential Skills.
  • Girls earn and collect “5 Skills Bling” when they complete planned activities.

 

Use marketing tools to reach their customers.

  • Girls can import a contact list and save this information from season to season.
  • Girls customize and send e-cards to friends and family.
  • Friends and family place orders online 
  • Customers receive an automated thank you card when an order is placed.

 

Custom Smart Cookies Dashboard
All of a girl’s Smart Cookies activities are summarized on her “My Dashboard” page, which includes:

  • Her name, picture, goals set and reached, a reference for recognitions she can earn, activities planned and completed, and badges earned.
  • How she is tracking compared to other girls in her troop/group.
  • Cheers she has received from her teammates, plus the ability to send cheers and comments to others, with links to share via social media for teens.


Custom Troop Dashboard
An ideal vehicle for volunteers to communicate with girls, Smart Cookies troop page allows volunteers to post messages about the cookie sale to girls and monitor the troop’s progress. Volunteers can help girls set goals and cheer them on!


Make it Personal
With Smart Cookies, girls can upload their own image or choose a fun avatar to personalize their dashboard. And younger girls can choose one of the five Cookie Superstars to guide them through their Smart Cookies activities. The troop/group leader can also upload a team photo to Smart Cookies troop page.

Meet The Cookies: Caramel Chocolate Chip




Caramel Chocolate Chip

Rich caramel, semisweet chocolate chips, and a hint of sea salt in a chewy cookie. Gluten-free Caramel Chocolate Chip cookies are offered only in select Girl Scout council markets for as long as supplies last. 


Millions of Americans have eating problems with gluten-and now there is a Girl Scout Cookie just for them!

Cookie Selling Safety


Safety Tips for Product Sales

The following safety tips are adapted from the Girl Scout publications “Volunteer Essentials”, “Risk Management at Girl Scout Councils” and the “Safety Activity Checkpoints”. For more detailed information on these and other safety practices and procedures, please refer to the aforementioned publications

These safety tips should be shared and discussed with all girls prior to any product sales. They should also be reviewed periodically with the girls, as necessary.

  1. Show you’re a Girl Scout

    Wear a Girl Scout membership pin, uniform or Girl Scout clothing (e.g. a Girl Scout T-Shirt) to clearly identify yourself as a Girl Scout.
  2. Use the Buddy System

    Always use the buddy system. It’s not just safe, it’s fun.
  3. Be streetwise

    Become familiar with the areas and neighborhoods where you will be selling Girl Scout products. Contact your local police department if you’re unsure about an area or neighborhood.
  4. Partner with adults

    Adults must accompany Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies and Juniors when they are taking orders, selling or delivering product. Girls in grades 6-12 must be supervised by an adult when selling door-to-door and must never sell alone. Adults must be present at all time during cookie booth sales.
  5. Plan ahead

    Be prepared for emergencies, and always have a plan for safeguarding money.
  6. Do not enter

    Never enter the home or vehicle of a person when you are selling or making deliveries. Avoid selling to people in vehicles, except at designated drive-thru cookie booths, or going into alleys.
  7. Sell in the daytime

    Sell only during daylight hours, unless accompanied by an adult.
  8. Protect privacy

    Girls’ names, home addresses or email addresses should never be given out to customers. Protect customer privacy by not sharing their information except as necessary for the product sale.
  9. Be safe on the road

    Always follow safe pedestrian practices, especially when crossing at intersections or walking along roadways. Be aware of traffic when unloading product and passengers from vehicles.
  10. Be Net wise

    Girls must have their parent’s/guardian’s permission to participate in all online activities, and must read and agree to the GSUSA Internet Safety Pledge before conducting any online activities Additionally, in order to participate in Digital Cookie girls must read and abide by the Girl Scout Digital Cookie Pledge and parents/guardians must read and abide by the Digital Cookie Terms and Conditions for Parents/Guardians

Online Safety Pledge


Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge* for All Girl Scout

  • I will tell an adult right away if I come across or receive any information that makes me feel uncomfortable.

  • I will always follow the rules of Internet sites, including those rules that are based on age of use, parental approval and knowledge, and public laws.

  • I will never agree to get together with someone I "meet" online without first checking with my parents or guardians. If my parents or guardian agree to a meeting, I will arrange it in a public place and bring a parent or guardian along.

  • I will never send a person my picture or anything else without first checking with my parent or guardian.

  • I will talk with my parent or guardian so that we can set up rules for going online. We will decide on the time of day that I can be online, the length of time that I can be online, and appropriate areas for me to visit. I will not access other areas or break these rules without their permission.

  • I will follow all of the Girl Scout Terms and Conditions related to Digital Cookie, as well as all internet safety guidelines related to all other Girl Scout product sales.

  • I will practice online etiquette (good manners) at all times when online by:
    • Not spamming others.
    • Not bullying or tolerating bullying (and will always tell a trusted adult if this is a problem).
    • Not using bad language.

  • I will be guided by the Girl Scout Promise and Law in all that I do online.

 

Signed,

Girl Name ____________________________________ Date __________


Parent or Guardian _____________________________ Date __________