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for Troop Cookie Managers

"Share the COOKIE LOVE" Edition

Share the COOKIE LOVE with your troop parents

Dear TCMs,

Here's a shout out from us to you. 

With a great big THANKS for all you do! 

So eat a cookie. Make it two! 

And with each bite, know that we love you! 

Happy Valentine's Day!

 

This edition of Cookie Chat is meant to be shared with the parents/guardians in your troop. Please forward on and share the COOKIE LOVE! 

In this issue:

  • Thank you!
  • Valentine resources for your cookie professional
  • Cookie Club
  • Girl Scout Zip Code Map
  • Operation Thin Mint® (OTM)
  • Corporate letter template
  • Follow us!
  • FAQs

 

Thank you!

Valentine's gift tagDear Parents/guardians,

In the hustle and bustle of cookie season, we'd like to send a quick shout out to YOU, the cheer-leading, cookie-hauling, booth sale-supervising, and all around rock star cookie parent who makes it happen for your girl! THANK YOU for being there for your Girl Scout.

This issue of Cookie Chat is designed just for you! In it, you will find tons of resources to help your cookie seller be the best she can be!

 

Valentine resources for your cookie professional

For Valentine's Day, girls can encourage customers to give their sweetheart the gift of Girl Scout cookies with decorated cookie bundles. Simply stack three boxes and tie them with a ribbon. Drive sales by offering customers free gift tags such as "Happy Valentine's Day!" or "Be My Valentine" with cookie purchases.

 

Cookie Club

Girls can boost their sales and reach their goals with the help of Cookie Club to ask for orders online. (Delivery and payment must be done in person).Customers order nearly twice as many cookies online than they do in any other way. The average customer order in Cookie Club is 6 boxes! 

Cookie Club is a safe, password-protected  website; no personal information is revealed. Girls that were set up in Cookie Club last year rolled over and still have access - TCMs do not have to set them up again. New girl users must be set up by the TCM. Ask your TCM for details!

 

Girl Scout Zip Code Map

Want a hint on the best neighborhoods to walkabout in San Diego and Imperial Valley? Check out our Girl Scout Zip Code MapThe numbers indicate the number of Girl Scouts per zip code. The higher the number, the more the densely populated the area is with Girl Scouts. 

 

Customers say that the #1 way they prefer to buy cookies is by having a Girl Scout come to their door. There are tons of areas all over San Diego and Imperial Valley that never have a single Girl Scout stop by. Use this map to plan your next walkabout!

 

Need another reason to get out and walkabout? Check out our Mystery House Contest! With at least one Mystery House location in every service unit (Girl Scout community), there are more than 60 chances to win!

 

Operation Thin Mint® (OTM)

Girls should ask EVERY customer if they would like to make a donation to OTM. 

 

Through OTM, local Girl Scouts and their customers send cookies and handwritten notes of support to grateful U.S. military troops around the world. To date, they have received over 2.2 million boxes of OTM cookies! These donations are a win-win as they count toward special OTM rewards, plus regular rewards. 

 

Girls can attract customer attention with visual OTM marketing tools. Visit the Cookie Sellers web page for the OTM box wrap, flyer, notecard and more! 

 

See page 6 of the Family Guide for more details on Operation Thin Mint®.

 

Corporate letter template

Remind businesses that Girl Scout cookies make special treats for employees and customers. Operation Thin Mint® (OTM) cookie purchases are also charitable contributions - consider approaching a business to partner with you to match your OTM donations. 

 

Girls can use this corporate letter template to make a personal ask to their business connections.

 

Follow us!

There's a lot happening in Girl Scouts San Diego's social media world! Follow us on Pinterest for cookie themed recipes (Thin Mint cake pops, anyone?), cookie craft ideas, and much more!

Follow us on Twitter and "like" us on Facebook for fun cookie updates throughout the cookie program.

 

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FAQs

Q. When can girls have a standabout (lemonade-style stand) in front of their residence?

A. Standabouts are permitted throughout the entire duration of the cookie program.

 

Q. Are walkabouts permitted on university campuses?

A. No. University campuses are private property and walkabouts are not permitted. 

 

Q. Which cookies contain nuts? 

A. Please view the 2014 Food Allergens Guide.

 

Q. Why are booth sales starting a week earlier this year? 

A. In order to align with National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend and our bordering councils' booth sales start dates, we moved the start of booth sales up by one week. 

 

Q. Where can I find the basic facts and policies on the cookie program?

A. Please see the Participation Agreement.

 

Q. What if I see a troop/girl(s) violating policies? 

A. In the event that a disregard of policy is observed, assume good intent as mistakes happen to everyone. Simply ask (politely and respectfully) for the girl's name and/or troop number and share it with your Troop Cookie Manager. No further action should be taken - troops/parents should not attempt to resolve the issue themselves nor harass any other girls/adults. Please remember to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, respectful of others, and a sister to every Girl Scout

 

Questions?

Thank you!

 

            

The Product Sales Team

Girl Scouts San Diego 

 

Quick links

Girl Scouts San Diego 

 

 Cookie program resources

 

eBudde

 

Cookie Club

 

Little Brownie Bakers 

 

GSUSA

 

Cookie seller resources

Find important dates, sales tools for your cookie professional and MUCH more on our cookie sellers page.

 

Follow us!

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Cookie Program 

 The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the country and generates immeasurable benefits for girls, their councils, and their communities.  Girls set cookie sales goals to support their chosen activities, to fund community service/leadership projects, to attend camp, and to travel.

 

Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls develop five essential skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.

 

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