Category Archives: Cookies

And…..That’s a wrap!!!

Cookie season 2014 is now in the books!!!

Our AMAZING troop sold over 8,400 boxes (this is a per girl selling average of 228 boxes!) with 325 boxes being donated to our Hometown Heros, including the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment and Grand Valley Catholic Outreach.

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Our troop Cookie Manager, Ms. L., is a certified SUPER STAR! She already works hard for this troop, as a leader, then steps up BIG time during Cookie Season. She has made an annual tradition of locking in our Council parking lot for a FINAL WEEKEND Cookie Drive Thru!

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This year we also included the self-proclaimed “Dancing Box Heads”
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DONE!
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COOKIE Media Stars

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This morning a few of our troop’s Cookie Media Stars took to the air and were guests on the KREX Morning Show. They spent a couple of minutes talking to Cori Coffin, about the much loved Girl Scout cookies and a little about the starting of Booth Sales in Colorado. Our troop will have booths in several locations over the coming weeks.

This weekend is also National Girl Scout Weekend. Nationwide girls, leaders, volunteers, troops have been encouraged to set up parities/celebrations to get the conversation going about the lifelong skills learned through the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Did you know that selling cookies is the largest GIRL RUN business in the WORLD?!?!

http://gscoblog.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/national-girl-scout-cookie-weekend-2014-activities/

After their few minutes of fame, the girls got to tour the booth and see some of the directors and producers on the job.
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A 6:15am interview comes pretty early in the morning! SO….what better to do with the extra hour BEFORE school? HAVE A BIG BREAKFAST!
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GREAT JOB girls!!

You can view the video here:
http://www.krextv.com/story/girl-scout-cookie-booth-sales-start-20140207

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IT’S GS COOKIE TIME!! – loaded up and ready to sell

This is what loading up 604 cases of Girl Scout Cookies looks like!

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First they start on pallets in a “warehouse” type location.

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Then it takes many hands, and carts, to load into a large enclosed trailer! Thanks AGAIN to Tor at Hayward Ranch Outfitters for the use of his trailer!!

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A few super smiley girl helpers and some of our SUPER STAR leaders and Cookie Moms sure make the work go quickly! Also, if you look closely you can see our AMAZING dad helpers, for whom we are MOST thankful, Dave and Gerald!!

So, it is now official…………

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HIT UP YOUR FAVORITE COLORADO GIRL SCOUT FOR SOME OF YOUR FAVES AND HELP OUT THE LARGEST “GIRL RUN BUSINESS” IN THE WORLD!!!

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Across the nation, little red wagons have been pulled out of storage and dusted off. Uniforms have been cleaned and pressed. Smiles have been plastered to sparkling little girl faces. You know what time it is?

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Girl Scout cookie season has started!! In some parts of the country, girls are already selling. Here in Colorado, the first day is January 26th. So, keep on the lookout in your area. Get your pocketbooks ready and support the largest Girl Lead Business in the WORLD!!

Hometown Heros – Catholic Outreach

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Yesterday about 1/3 of our troop was able to take a trip down to Catholic Outreach to deliver over 500 boxes of cookies collected through donations during this year’s Girl Scout Cookie selling season. Our troop collected donations for over 600 boxes total, with some being donated to community members who helped us during our selling season, some sent by individual girls to troops overseas and the majority being donated to Catholic Outreach. Catholic Outreach was voted by our troop as our local Hometown Hero after the Daisies took a field trip to the shelter in December, while working on their “Making Choices” leaf patch.

When we arrived to start unloading boxes, camera crews from KKCO, KJCT and KREX were on hand to film us because this was the largest donation to charity by any troop on the Western Slope! Way to go girls (and parents)!!!

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This excerpt is from the news release issued by the Fund Development Manager of our Girl Scout Council “Each year, Girl Scouts adopt Hometown Heroes during the Girl Scout Cookie Program. These Hometown Heroes can be non-profit organizations, food banks, or military and uniformed personnel, to name a few examples. Troop 12214 chose Catholic Outreach to receive their Hometown Hero cookie donations after the troop’s members visited the shelter in December to learn about the services they provide to those in our community who are in need. This visit was part of the Daisies’ work to earn the “Making Choices” Girl Scout Patch. Catholic Outreach is a local non-profit whose mission aligns both with Holy Family Catholic School and Troop 12214, so it was a natural choice!”

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WHO doesn’t just LOVE Girl Scout cookies?? They are an American institution. We all remember them from our youth and the nostalgia alone is enough to make these treats “fly off the shelves”! Even with the ever increasing prices, people BUY! This year our troop sold an amazing 9,018 boxes, with nearly 600 of those sold being donated to our local “Home Town Heros” organizations, including Catholic Outreach (photos of the delivery to be “published” at a later date).

We are EXTREMELY grateful toTor Hayward, Hayward Ranch Outfitters, for allowing us to borrow his “toy hauler” to store our cookies during the entire cookie sale season and to Holy Family, for allowing us to keep it parked onsite the whole time!

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