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Girl Scout Cookie Time!

February 11th, 2011 at 09:21 pm

It's that time of year again - GS Cookies for sale! DD's troop has an individual goal of 134 boxes for a camping trip scheduled for June of this year. So far DD has surpassed the goal and is at about 250 or so. The GS Council in our county has started a new program called Cookies - Now! where the cookies are available the first day of the sale. This is in lieu of taking orders and delivering a month or so later. We were apprehensive about this because cookies must be purchased upfront and one could be "stuck" with the unsold cookies. So far my review of this program is a "thumbs up." It is easier to sell when you have the product in hand with a smiling girl holding the boxes! Smile Disadvantage: Determining how many boxes to buy upfront. But I work in an adjacent county where the cookies can only be ordered. So this has been a big advantage over the "competition" -- I have had repeat orders from customers. Also, we have some cookie varieties not available in that county. If we run out of cookies the cookie mom goes to the cookie warehouse. So far so good. DD should get all the do-dads incentive prizes she wanted. One scout we know has a goal of getting a laptop via the program (2500 boxes) - lofty goal but she is sure ambitious. She cold calls local businesses, etc. Wow.

The weekend should be busy as usual. There are free activities for kids and JoAnn and Michael's relating to Valentine's Day. DD wants to make homemade ones this year and course this weekend is it. And of course, Bath & Body Works is in the same shopping area. So we will have to hit that store with our free coupons. We also plan to visit our local library bookstore to donate books and magazines. The Saturday volunteer is the nicest gentleman and we plan to bring him some GS cookies for Valentine's Day.

Enjoy your Valentine's Day!

4 Responses to “Girl Scout Cookie Time!”

  1. jewels3 Says:

    interesting. As a previous girl scout leader, I can see where parents would be really apprehensive about buying cookies ahead of time. I can see where it's easier to sell with product in hand, but I'm not sure the parents I know would be willing to buy a lot ahead of time, especially with the rise in cookie prices.

  2. Looking Forward Says:

    Oh No .. My thighs!!!! Big Grin

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Danger! Fred. Danger! Unsold cookies in the house! Smile

  4. SavingBucks Says:

    Our troop did not allocate a lot to each scout. The economy is not good so no one wanted to be stuck with unsold cookies. But so far everyone has requested some extra boxes. At least the cookie price did not increase from last year. We have a booth sale next Saturday and it will be interesting to see the sales.

    Yes, there is utmost danger with cookies in the house!!! But so far, we have only pulled a few boxes (which is very good!).

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