for Troop Cookie Managers
the COOKIE LOVE" Edition
the COOKIE LOVE with your troop parents
Here's a shout out from us to
With a great big THANKS for all you
So eat a cookie. Make it two!
And with each bite, know that we love
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
In this issue:
- Valentine resources
for your cookie professional
- Cookie Club
- Girl Scout Zip Code
- Operation Thin Mint® (OTM)
- Corporate letter
- Follow us!
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.
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!
resources for your cookie professional
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.
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
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
a hint on the best neighborhoods to walkabout in San Diego and
Imperial Valley? Check out our Girl Scout Zip Code
Map. The 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)
should ask EVERY customer if they would like to make a donation to
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
Girls can attract customer attention with visual
OTM marketing tools. Visit the Cookie Sellers web
page for the OTM box wrap, flyer, notecard and
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
Girls can use this corporate letter
make a personal ask to their business connections.
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.
Q. When can
girls have a standabout (lemonade-style stand) in front of their
A. Standabouts are permitted throughout the
entire duration of the cookie program.
Q. Are walkabouts permitted on
A. No. University campuses are private property
and walkabouts are not permitted.
Q. Which cookies contain
A. Please view the 2014 Food Allergens
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.
can I find the basic facts and policies on the cookie program?
A. Please see the Participation
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.
The Product Sales Team
Girl Scouts San Diego
important dates, sales tools for your cookie professional and MUCH
more on our cookie sellers page.
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