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Mission Delivery: Operation Cookie Drop

January 21, 2016
Reagan and a fellow Girl Scout during last year's Cookie Sale

Reagan and a fellow Girl Scout during last year’s Cookie Sale

By Krista Park, Communications & PR Director

Everything girls do in Girl Scouts is designed to help them become leaders of tomorrow. Honoring leaders of today, like our military personnel, is part of how Girl Scouts can learn about and build their own leadership skills. With these leaders in mind, Girl Scouts collect donations each year when selling Girl Scout Cookies so that they can send a “taste of home” to troops serving miles away from home.

Over the last ten years, Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines has donated nearly 800,000 boxes of cookies to our military men and women the Operation Cookie Drop. This program is an important ingredient of our Girl Scout Cookie Sale and is a council-wide community service project for our Girl Scouts.

Delivering a sweet taste of home to deployed military personnel can be as easy a donation jar for spare change and creating fun posters talking about Operation Cookie Drop for cookie booths. Another great tip comes from Girl Scout Reagan H. of Albertson:

“I create a letter each year to send to family, friends and local businesses. In the letter, I explain the Operation Cookie Drop program and talk about my sales goals. I usually include a picture of myself from a past cookie booth. I love the Operation Cookie Drop program because it provides a way for me to support our local military heroes.”

During the 2015 Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program, Reagan collected enough donations to contribute 569 boxes of cookies to Operation Cookie Drop. Yay, Reagan! With Operation Cookie Drop, girls Like Reagan learn the importance of giving back to their community and—in some small way—thank our military personnel.

Donating to Operation Cookies Drop is a Win-Win! Not only do you support our military, but your donation contributes to a Girl Scout’s overall sale proceeds. This is also a great way for customers with dietary restrictions to support Girl Scouts in their neighborhoods. If you can’t eat ‘em, treat ‘em!

So this year, be sure to support Operation Cookie Drop and say “Thank You” to all who serve.

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Walk About Week Comes to Girl Scout Cookie Sale

January 1, 2014

By Amy Vitale, Product Sales Manager

walkaboutGirl Scouts today have so many opportunities to sell a box of cookies. This can range from cookie booths to cookie stands in addition to traditional door-to-door sales.

This year, Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines’ Girl Scouts will go door-to-door with cookies in-hand instead of just an order form! By moving to a “direct” Cookie Sale, troops will have cookies earlier in the sale so there no customer preordering is involved.

A Direct Cookie Sale is…

  • less time consuming for Girl Scout families.
  • combines order taking and delivery into one step which is a huge plus.
  • gives girls the opportunity to sell more cookies and earn more proceeds.
  • gives customers instant cookie gratification!

Girls will participate in a new “Walkabout Week” with cookies in hand for direct sales starting Sunday, Jan 19 through Friday, Jan 24. Here are some fun ways girls and troops can participate in the week:

  • Sale on Wheels – loading cookies in a wagon and selling to customers in residential areas with adult supervision.
  • Caravan – Girl Scouts/troops go door-to-door in a residential area while the supervising adults follow in a car with the cookies.
  • Cookie Stand – this is a “lemonade” type stand a Girl Scout can set up on her own property (i.e., in front of her house) to sell cookies as her home owners’ association permits.

Cookie booths are a great way for Girl Scout troops to sell together as a troop activity. Booths on commercial property like shopping centers are a great way to do this and reach a lot of customers. Themed booths are a popular troop activity and include such themes as patriotic booths that focus on Operation Cookie Drop and holiday booths including Valentine’s and St. Patrick’s Day.

But cookie booths don’t just have to be in front of stores. Some of the best cookie booths are set up at local parades and festivals, churches, sporting events, colleges and universities, libraries, or even a drive-thru booth!

If there is a lot of foot traffic, it’s a great location for a cookie booth. Whatever way a Girl Scout or her troop chooses to sell cookies, just make sure it is fun and safe.

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