Posts Tagged ‘Girl Scout Cookie Sale’

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The Older Girl’s Guide to the Girl Scout Cookie Sale

February 8, 2016

Girl Scout Cookies

By Zara M., Girl Scout Girl Board Director, Girl Scout Ambassador

It’s that time of the year again when winter gear comes out of hiding, the first snow flurries fall, and most of all, the Girl Scout Cookie Sale begins. Every year, girls set off on the quest to sell and deliver as many of these sweet treats to family, friends and customers alike. Along with satisfying people with these once-a-year snacks, the program helps girls learn five important life skills: goal-setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.

Since my first year in Girl Scouts, selling cookies in the New Year has become a tradition for me. My first year selling cookies was a team effort. My parents helped me find customers and learn the skills necessary to be a successful young businesswoman. As I progressed through Girl Scouts, I became more and more independent in my cookie sales. I initiated and coordinated sale trips around the neighborhood with my parents, solicited friends and teachers at school, and became more accountable for money earned during the sale.

While I may no longer be as quite as cute as my younger Girl Scout sisters (who can say no to a Girl Scout Daisy or Brownie selling cookies? Not me!), there are many benefits to being an older girl during the Cookie Sale! We have a wealth of experience under our belt (or our sash!), developed and polished sales tactics and skills, and can tap into a large customer base that has been continually growing for the past 10+ years. Younger Girl Scouts look up to us and we are a role models for them as they become leaders in their communities. So, to all my teen Girl Scouts – wear your sashes proudly, showcase you fantastic business skills, help your fellow Girl Scouts, and ROCK this year’s sale! Let’s continue to be role models and help every Girl Scout succeed!

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Bling That Booth – 2016 Girl Scout Cookie Sale

January 11, 2016

Bling Your Booth

By Amy Vitale, Product Sales Manager

Girl Scout Cookie Season is here!  We are in the business of selling awesomeness at Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines, and from January 16 – March 6, girls have the opportunity to be part of the largest girl-led business in the world.

And this year, we have made it easier and more exciting for troops to get out there and host a cookie booth. Our very own Girl Scout Troop #3301 came together to share how they build and bling their cookie booth, make sales, and celebrate their success.  Check out how awesome they are – cookie costumes included! Awesome Troop Cookie Booth Training Video

Another great resource is our 2016 Cookie Booth Reference Guide full of great information on hosting a safe and successful cookie booth. Plus, you’ll find tips for securing high traffic booth locations near you. With screen shots to help you through the process, this guide is packed with all the facts you need to secure a booth online in Snap+!

Ready to take your troop’s cookie booth to the next level? Join our Bling Your Booth contest sponsored by Girl Scouts of the USA for a chance to win $250! Check out this video for all the contest details.

We hope you and your girls have a great Cookie Sale. Most of all have a great time together, and have fun blinging out your cookie booth!

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