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Let’s Go On a Walkabout

January 13, 2015

By Amy Vitale, Product Sales Manager

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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 Walkabouts to the rescue!

What’s a Girl Scout Walkabout? What are other ways to sell in my neighborhood?

Keep reading to learn more….

  • Walkabouts – A Girl Scout(s) or Girl Scout troop walks the neighborhood selling cookies door-to-door in a residential area with adult supervision.
  • Rolling Sale – Pile up cookies in a wagon and sell directly to customers in residential areas with adult supervision.
  • Cookie Stand – A “lemonade” type stand a Girl Scout can set up on her own property (i.e., in front of her house) to sell cookies. Helpful hint: check with home owners’ associations for any needed permits.
  • Caravan – Girl Scouts sell door-to-door in a residential area while supervising adults follow in a car with the cookies.

Decided on your strategy for selling directly – now what? Here are our answers to some frequent questions:

Can I have a Rolling Sale, Walkabout, or Caravan in a shopping center, park or other public area? No. In order to maintain good relationships with property managers, stores, and to be fair, only booth sales are allowed in non-residential areas. All booth sales must be coordinated through your Booth Manager.

Can we do a Rolling Sale, Walkabout, or Caravan as a troop at one of our meetings? Yes! What a fun outing for your troop and a great way to help girls reach their goals!

Can we do a Walk-About, Rolling Sale, Cookie Stand, and Caravan as a family? Yes! Girl Scouts embraces family involvement.

Now that you are ready for your Walkabout, let’s make the most of it!

  • Map out neighborhoods for your Walkabout and check them off as you walk them.
  • Decorate your wagon or cart for your Rolling Sale to create excitement in the neighborhood.
  • Decorate a Cookie Stand with posters, balloons, and other eye catching items.
  • Decorate your Caravan with washable markers to let everyone know it is an official Girl Scout Cookie Car!

To kick off Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines’ 2015 Cookie Sale , we are hosting Walkabout Week January 17-23. In addition to an awesome Walkabout patch available in our council shops, we will be hosting a Walkabout Week Contest on our council Facebook page. Five $20 Cookie Dough cards will be given away, so don’t forget to visit our Facebook page during Walkabout Week!

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Join the Business of Selling Awesomeness!

December 9, 2014

By Amy Vitale, Product Sales Manager

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Ask any girl what she loves about being a Girl Scout and selling cookies makes the list every time, hands down. Girls love counting the boxes, giving people their change, and seeing their customers’ excitement when they get their cookies. And if that’s not enough to get you motivated, here’s more on why you don’t want to miss out on Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines 2015 Girl Scout Cookie Sale!

It’s about way more than selling cookies.

Actually, each box of cookies is packed with a lifetime supply of learning. Selling cookies teaches girls goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics – aspects essential to leadership, to success, and to life. Our Girl Scout Cookie sale is a financial literacy program and is helping girls build confidence. When a Girl Scout sells cookies, she is learning she can be and do anything she sets her mind to!

Each box is packed with a different adventure.

Earning money to achieve goals is what cookie season is all about! Cookie sale proceeds help troops fund everything from patches, meeting supplies, local activities, service projects, and year-end activities. Girls love deciding with their troop how they’ll use their cookie money each season. Proceeds help their next adventure – their next dream – come true.

Girl Scout Cookies bring a sweet taste of home to our military.

This year we are celebrating 10 amazing years of Operation Cookie Drop, a council-wide community service project which has donated nearly 700,000 boxes of cookies to our deployed military service personnel. Having a donation jar for spare change at your booth is an easy way to support this program and girls can earn a special anniversary patch for participating. In celebration of our tenth anniversary, we hope to send 100,000 boxes to troops this year. Help make this mission possible!

Patches, troop trips, and polar bears… Oh My!

Girl Scouts can earn these rewards and recognitions and more in the 2015 Cookie Sale. Well, not a real polar bear of course, but a pretty cute stuff animal. Or perhaps they’ll get a chance to see a real polar bear in during a troop trip to the NC Zoo in Asheboro paid for by cookie proceeds! In addition, Girl Scouts who sell 500 boxes can choose from Superstar Destinations and earn admission tickets to amusement and water parks, gift cards to favorite restaurants, or “Cookie Dough” which can be used to pay for a week at summer camp.

They’re not only tasty. Selling Girl Scout Cookies is FUN!

From setting goals to decorating a wagon or a troop parent’s car for Walkabout Week, preparing and participating in the Cookie Sale is fun! Girls love decorating signs, making posters and other promotional items for the sale. This year’s Bling Your Booth contest has gone national and boasts a $500 cash prize. And taking some time to enjoy a cookie or two during the sale is always fun. Milk and Girl Scout cookies makes everyone smile.

Follow the fun and join the Girl Scout cookie experience today. Visit our Cookies page to learn more. And for all those experienced sellers out there, be sure to check out our new cookie resources and let us know what your favorite thing is about the Girl Scout Cookie Sale program!

 

 

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