Bling Your Cookie Booth Challenge
Banish the boring! If you want to attract lots and lots of customers, it's time to "bling" your cookie booth. Anything fun, bright, colorful, energetic and creative will bring customers running.
The Bling Your Booth Challenge, sponsored by GSUSA allows eligible troops to submit a photo of their decorated Girl Scout Cookie Booth through the GSUSA Facebook page application using the #blingyourbooth hashtag along with a short blurb of why the troop chose the theme and their cookie season goals to enter a user generated photo gallery. The troop will then encourage family and friends to vote on their cookie booth picture. The entrant with the highest votes in the photo gallery will receive $500 cash prize. The challenge runs from January 5, 2015 to April 30, 2015.
What kind of bling is your thing? These ideas are just the beginning.
Make it sing
Catchy tunes will catch some attention. Play a recording or sing along with your friends.
Color it bright
Balloons and colorful tablecloths will guarantee you’re not missed! Create savvy signage with a cookie booth overhead sign.
Set an outrageous theme
Maybe your booth will look like a fair or carnival, complete with a corn hole toss. Maybe you’ll create a booth that looks like it should be at Hogwarts. You decide!
Dress for success
Wear cookie costumes or dress up to fit your theme. Maybe you’ll be divas for the day. Or cowgirls. Be sure customers can still see your Girl Scout identification.
Wrap up the fun
Imagine a display of beautifully wrapped bundles of cookies. Each bundle of three boxes is topped with a fun bow. In the center of the table is a pretty platter with free, bite-size cookie samples. What flair! What sales!
Show off your goal poster
How can you make it shine? Customers want to see how sales are stacking up and will help you reach your goals.
One More Bite
One More Bite is a contest is sponsored by GSUSA and runs from February 6, 2015 to March 6, 2015. Girls will be encouraged to participate in One More Bite by uploading a creative photo of Girl Scout Cookies to the GSUSA Instagram account.
How girls can enter the contest:
GSCI will promote all entries of members to increase voting. Voting is done on www.facebook.com/GirlScoutCookieProgram
The winning entry at the end of the contest will win 1 year supply (52 boxes) of Girl Scout Cookies of their choice.
The 5 Skills and Girl Scout Leadership Outcomes
Why do they matter?
Because when your Girl Scout has learned these skills, she’ll be poised for success in her career.
Think about it:
When employers interview job candidates, they all look for the same things. This is true whether the employer is a bank, high-tech company, university, hospital, publishing house, car dealership, accounting firm - or even the local pet store! They want:
Someone who can set goals and meet deadlines.
Blowing a deadline can mean blowing a deal!
Someone who works well with others.
Who wants to deal with strife and complaining in the workplace? Not the boss!
Someone who understands customers.
It doesn’t matter whether the “customers” are hospital patients, TV viewers, or other companies—every business has to know its customers and what they want.
Someone who can influence others.
This doesn’t just mean selling a product. Employers want people who can sell ideas, pitch projects and convince other employees to help out. OR sell ideas, pitch projects and make deals.
Someone who is honest, trustworthy and reliable.
Kind of goes without saying—or it should!
Sound like anyone you know?
That’s your Girl Scout, using the 5 Skills she learned in the Girl Scout Cookie Program.
How to Support Your Girl Scout
Family support is the key to success. Girls have greater success in Girl Scout Cookie Program activities when family adults are informed and involved. These tips will help you turn “cookie time” into “family time” and provide important ways you can guide and support her to cookie success!
Cookie Selling Safety
The Girl Scout Cookie Sale is lots of fun! Just be sure to stay safe when you’re selling cookies. Please use these simple rules for a safe and successful cookie activity: