This badge program contains supplemental information to give you more to share with your girls and their parents.
1. Original recipe.
Try making the original Girl Scout cookie from 1922.
2. Recipes to use with current cookie offerings.
Try one or more of the links listed below to make items with Girl Scout cookies as one of the ingredients.
3. Recipes for Girl Scout cookies.
Try making your own versions of Girl Scout cookies during the “off-season.” If you don’t like the recipes at the listed link, search the Web for a version you like better or create your own.
4. Little Brownie Bakers.
Little Brownie Bakers is one of two bakeries that makes Girl Scout cookies. Each year, they create a new theme including downloadable materials, sales goal incentives and more. Review the materials here to help you plan events and / or meetings with your girls (parents).
5. ABC Bakery.
ABC Bakery also makes Girl Scout cookies and creates a new theme each year. Review the materials here to help you plan events and / or meetings with your girls (parents).
6. Taste test.
Explore the cookies with a taste test. Describe the flavor, texture and rate them on a scale from one to ten. Help the girls come up with words to explain the cookies to their customers.
7. Level insignia from GSUSA.
Each level for girls has insignia / badges to earn in regards to product sales. Review the badges specifically designed for your level(s). Are there additional badges that could be used to improve sales? Do one or more of the badges with your troop / group.
8. Cookie pins.
GSUSA offers cookie pins for participating in the cookie sale. These pins have their own requirements. GSUSA also provides supplemental materials to help you with this. Review the requirements and find out if your troop / group is interested in earning the cookie pin as a group or individually.
NOTE: The requirements can change each year, so be sure you look at the latest.
9. Cookie rally.
Many councils and service units have a cookie rally to launch their sales. Attend or volunteer at a cookie rally. If you can’t get to one, make a small one for your troop / group. You can find information on the bakery sites or search the Web to create your own rally.
10. Selling cookies.
You can sell cookies by contacting friends and family directly, door-to-door sales, booth sales and even online. Make sure you know the rules for selling at each of these venues as set forth by your council. You can also check the main Girl Scout site for additional information.
11. Safety issues.
Safety is our number one concern. Review the Internet Safety Pledge for online safety. Also review safety issues for the other venues such as door-to-door and booth sales. Make sure your girls and their families understand how to be safe during the cookie season.
12. Cookie app.
Check out the official Girl Scout Cookie application to find locations near you were cookies are being sold.
13. Choice of prizes versus extra cash.
Older girls may be given the choice of not receiving prizes so they can earn additional cash for trips. If your council offers this to your girls, discuss this with them. Let them make the choice and determine what they will do with the money if they chose that path.
14. Gift of caring.
Girl Scouts can offer customers the option of purchasing cookies for donation. The troop / group decides what organization the cookies will go to . . . including local organizations or soldiers. Make sure you advertise this if you are planning to participate. These “zero calorie cookies” are good for those people who wish to support Girl Scouts but may have dietary issues.
15. Be a sister to every Girl Scout.
Be courteous to each other. I have heard many stories of Girl Scouts crossing into other councils and service units so they can get a larger sales area. Before you do this, check to see if the area you are going into is selling cookies at the same time. You don’t want to take sales away from them.
Even worse, some leaders have been so rude, there are stores that will not allow Girl Scouts to sell there any longer. Remember that not only the girls, but adults must follow the Girl Scout Law. If you have a problem with another Girl Scout, do not take it out on someone outside of the organization. Keep your documentation and turn it into your council.
Sites to Explore: Recipes Only
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