What Can A Cookie Do?
Every Cookie has a mission and that is to help girls DO GREAT THINGS!
Since the 1920's Girl Scouts have sold cookies as a way to raise money for troop activities and service projects. Today, the Girl Scout cookie program has become an American tradition and one of the most famous and effective program activities in the nation. As a $700 million business the Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the country. “Often the Girl Scout Cookie Sale is the first entrepreneurial experience that girls have” says Rita Johnson, President and Managing Director of Button Worldwide. Girl Scout Cookies sell for $4.00 a box. Best of all, all profits from the Girl Scout Cookie Program stay right here in our local community. Check out all 8 flavors!
2012-2013 Girl Scout Cookie Sale Dates
|November 1-10, 2012: Council Troop Cookie Training||
January 17, 2013: 2013 Cookie Sale Begins
|November 20, 2012: Cookie Pre-ordering Begins||February 14, 2013: 2013 Cookie Sale Ends|
|December 7, 2012: Cookie Pre-ordering Ends||February 15-17, 2013: Cookie Clean-up Weekend|
|January 12, 2013: Keys Cookie Pre-orders Delivered||February 17, 2013: Girl Cookie Balances due to troop|
|January 14-16, 2013: Dade Cookie Pre-orders Pickups||February 20, 2013: Troop Final Paperwork due to Service Unit|
Cookie selling is a fun and exciting time for all our Girl Scouts and volunteers, but remember, the safety of our girls and adults is most important to us!
All selling activities must be in line with the GSUSA Safety Checkpoints.
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Girls of all age-levels must be accompanied by adults at all times, remember, there’s no substitution for adult supervision!
Setting Cookie Goals
Follow these 5 easy steps for a safe & sucessful Cookie sale:
- Set & Share Troop Goals: It’s a proven fact that goal-setting goes hand in hand with higher sales. Girls should be a part of this process.
- Set Personal Goals: Girl should set and write down their own personal goals, whether it is a selling goal or a personal development goal on their order card and share with customers. The Little Brownie Baker’s Cookie Club is a great tool.
- Family Meeting: Girls should organize a family meeting to inform family members of their troop and personal goals. Girls who have parental support are more inclined to reach their goals.
- Connect with others: Sell beyond family & friends: conduct a cookie booth or two, visit your parent’s workplace, or set up a display at place of worship.
- Monitor Progress: Check your progress and your troop’s progress; hold a troop progress meeting and re-evaluate goals and selling strategies if necessary.
2011-2012 Cookie Season Recap
The 2011-2012 Cookie theme was “MORE”… What can a cookie do? MORE than you can see! The “MORE” theme promotes the entrepreneurial spirit of the Girl Scout Cookie Sale.
“MORE” is what girls of today want: Girls want to dream MORE, have MORE opportunities, be MORE empowered and give MORE to their communities. Our Girl Scouts will be able to do all this and "MORE".
Boxes sold: 433,608 boxes
Proceeds retained by troops and other Pathways: $303,531.90
Boxes sent to military men and women serving overseas: 7,589 boxes
Girls participating: 3,161 sellers
Top Sellers: 34 girls sold 1000+ boxes with our top seller selling 3,090 cookie boxes