Tuesday, February 28, 2017

It's Crunch Time!

The 2017 Girl Scout Cookie season is in the final stretch, so it's more important than ever to take advantage of all the great resources and promotions available to help your girls reach their cookie goals!

Remember, if your troop’s per-girl average is 175 boxes or more, you’ll reach Super Troop status, and earn an additional 5 cents for every box of cookies you sell. You can do it--and here's everything you need to know to get there!

Booth Sales
Booth sales (happening now through March 20) are a great way to take your troop’s cookie sales to amazing new heights and help girls develop the five essential skills for success!
Check out our booth sale printables to use at your booth, including banners, Operation: Sweet Appreciation box wraps and more.

Bling Your Booth!
A blinged out and bedazzled cookie booth is a great way to draw in cookie customers. But it can also be a way to earn awesome prizes or money for your troop when you enter GSWPA's Bling Your Booth contest and GSUSA's Cookie Troop 100 contest! Find out more

Need some bling-spiration? Check out our Bling Your Booth Pinterest board.

Operation: Sweet Appreciation
Girls who participate in Operation: Sweet Appreciation or another Gift of Caring program sell an average of 70 more boxes than girls who don't participate. OSA donations can be made at booth sales, through your girl’s Digital Cookie site or online at gswpa.org/military. Check out these OSA printables to use at booth sales to encourage people to donate.

5 for Five Contest
Who wouldn’t LOVE to win five cases of Girl Scout Cookies? Encourage customers to buy five boxes of cookies to enter to win five cases through our 5 for Five contest! Just give them a 5 for Five certificate (available on vipetraining.littlebrownie.com or through your troop cookie manager). It includes instructions and an exclusive code for entering the contest. 

Digital Cookie is still open for business!
Remember, girls can still take orders online through their Digital Cookie site through March 19.

Follow up!
Have girls reconnect with their customers toward the end of the sale. Customers may have eaten all their cookies and want to purchase more to last until next year. (We all know that Thin Mints are even better frozen!)

Important Dates

March 19: Last day for booth sales and cookie sales

Feb. 24-May 29: Operation: Sweet Appreciation donations accepted online at gswpa.org/military

March 26: GSWPA Bling Your Booth contest submissions due.

April 30: GSUSA Cookie Troop 100 contest submissions due.