Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Cookie season is underway—and not even snow could slow our Girl Scouts down!

The annual Cookie Program is well underway, and Girl Scouts are already out there working hard to achieve their goals this year. 

On the opening day of the season, many cities across the Council saw several inches of snow, but that didn't stop our go-getters! Girl Scouts bundled up and went door to door to celebrate the first day of cookie sales, and even had time for a little fun in the snow!
Girl Scout Junior Christine ventured out in the
snow for her first day of cookie sales.

One troop even used the opportunity to flex their STEM muscles by holding an online meeting for parents when the snow had prevented them from traveling to their meeting.

Using Facebook Live, Troop 805 was able to share information with each other to ensure that each girl had a successful cookie season. When snow still covered the ground later that weekend, Girl Scout Ambassador Lily gave another Facebook Live meeting to give cookie business tips to other Girl Scouts.

When faced with challenges, these innovators used technology to keep their troop on track!

Lots of cookie rallies were rescheduled, but service units found ways to keep the cookie excitement going.

The Lynnhaven Shores Service Unit may have had their rally a little later than they planned, but their Girl Scouts had a successful G.I.R.L.-led rally. Girls rotated through stations, each led by Girl Scouts, where they learned all about this year's Cookie Program and how to run their cookie businesses.

They even had special guest and GSCCC member SaraBeth Skype in to the cookie rally, where she led Girl Scouts in singing "Girl Scout Cookie Monster" and other G.I.R.L-inspired songs.
Did you get out in the snow to kick off your cookie business? If not, you've still got time to get out there and achieve your goals.

Cookie season runs through March 25 this year, and booth sales will start on February 18. Be sure to tell your friends, family and customers about Digital Cookie if you've set up a website for online orders, too!

Did you know we have an app called Cookie Finder, which is available for iPhone and Android users, that will help your customers find cookie booths? They can even set reminders about cookie booths, get directions to the booths and share the information with their friends.

We've been making sure the details are getting out there, too, and Girl Scouts have been visiting local TV and radio stations to help us. Did you see us on Coast Live or The Hampton Roads Show? You can listen to our radio interview with Z104's Ashley from the Z Morning Zoo online, too.

Of course, our cookie program is also successful because of  our girls, countless volunteers and friends in the community, like Towne Bank, who sponsored this year's Cookie Kickoff.
It's cookie season! Are you excited?