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2015 Cookie Program

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2015 Cookie Program

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GSLE_iGiveJanuary 16 – March 15 cookie sale dates

Proceeds Remain in Local Community

Cookies are $4.00 per box upon delivery, and all proceeds remain locally to fund both council and troop activities, maintain camp properties, fund recruitment and training of adult volunteers, and support council-wide initiatives.

Important 2015 Dates

BundleWithCardGirl Scouts will begin taking cookie orders on January 16 and will end their initial pre-orders February 1. Girls may begin delivering cookies February 20 and will sell at various booth locations throughout our 23 parishes beginning Friday, February 27 – Sunday, March 15, 2015.

An online Cookie Locator to booth locations is available on the website. Enter your zip code to find the booth sale closest to you!   Your favorite Girl Scout cookies is also just a mobile app away! The Cookie Locator app can be downloaded for free by simply calling **GSCOOKIES (**472665437) from your iPhone or Android or by searching for “Cookie Locator” in the iPhone Apple Store or Android Market Place. Even without an iPhone or Android, the Cookie Locator is available for your Web-enabled smart phone. Go to mobile.littlebrownie.com.

The Cookie Hotline in New Orleans is (504) 733-8220, Baton Rouge at (225) 927-8946.

Important Dates for Volunteers
  • November 8 – Fall Conference (includes Service Unit Cookie Management training)
  • November 11 and 13 – Digital Cookie Training for Troop Leader webinars
  • November 18 and 20 – Digital Cookie Training for Parents webinars
  • Dec. 6 and 13 – eBudde Training
  • Dec. 9 and 11 – Cookie Rookie Classoom training
  • January - SU Cookie Rallies & Troop/Girl/Parent Training.
  • January 10 – Smart Cookie U.
  • Jan.13 and 15 – Digital Cookie FAQ webinars
  • Jan. 16 - Feb. 1 – Girl initial order taking period
  • Feb. ? – Order Cards due to TCM (distribute catch-up order cards to girls.
  • Feb. ? – eBudde order submitted by midnight. Troops will be locked out at midnight.
  • Feb. 20 – 27 – Cookie delivery
  • Feb. 27 – Mar. 15 – Direct Sale (Booth Sale)
  • March ? – Pending orders due to cupboards @ midnight.
  • March ? – Pending orders due to cupboards @ midnight.
  • March ? – Money deadline for parents to submit to TCM.
  • March ? – Money (troop check), paperwork & eBudde reports due to SU.
  • May - Incentives are set to arrive to SU for distribution to girls and leaders.

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When you buy Girl Scout cookies, girls decide where the money goes. Our girls have big hearts and big imaginations, and Girl Scout cookies help bring out the confidence in a girl to turn her dreams into a reality. Through participation in the Girl Scout Cookie Program girls develop five essential skills including goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.

Click here to see all of the Rewards girls can earn, too! (coming soon)

Seven Varieties of Cookiesm including a gluten-free cookie!

Costume_ThinMint_000It wouldn’t be Girl Scout Cookie time without favorites like Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos, Savannah Smiles, and more. All cookies are preservative-free, kosher, with zero trans fat per serving.

We are excited to announce two new Girl Scout Cookies, Rah Rah Raisins and Toffee-tastic, the latest cookie innovation from Little Brownie Bakers – a gluten-free Girl Scout Cookie, which we’ll be piloting for the 2015 sale.

Rah-Rah Raisins is a crispy oatmeal cookie loaded with plump raisins and Greek yogurt flavored chunks. Toffee-tastic are rich buttery cookies packed with golden toffee bits bursting with flavor. Our gluten-free Toffee-tastic cookies will be sold at $5 per box.

Gift of Caring

Many Girl Scout troops participate in Gift of Caring, a community service project in which girls encourage customers to buy cookies for donation to a non-profit organization selected by the troop. In 2014 over 13,000 boxes of cookies were donated to nearly 200 local community organizations and non-profits such as the Ronald McDonald House in New Orleans, the Bishop Ott Women and Children’s Shelter in Baton Rouge, local firefighters, police, and hospitals, with a significant number of cookies going to military men and women serving overseas, sending them through organizations like Operation We Care and Blue Star Mothers of LA, as well as to units where Girl Scouts had family members and friends.

Introducing iGive, the council’s Virtual Gift of Caring

GSLE_iGiveThe council is offering an optional “iGive” virtual Council Gift of Caring for the 2015 Cookie Program. The council delivers the cookies; volunteers and girls do not handle any of these boxes. While we expect this convenient program to be popular, it is just an option, and troops may still participate in the traditional Gift of Caring where the troop selects its own charity and delivers Gift of Caring cookies to the charity.  Click here to see how iGive works!

Thank you for helping girls do great things!

Save the date for Smart Cookie U  For Girl Scout Juniors and CadettesSmartCookieU15

Become a “smart cookie” and learn financial literacy through a fun and interactive session on Saturday, January 10! You’ll have the opportunity to work one-on-one with successful businesswomen from the community, as you enhance your businessand financial knowledge while boosting your self esteem and leadership skills. Seniors and Ambassadors will also get the chance to take a tour of UNO campus! Smart Cookie U is a fun way to put your newfound skills into practice as you prepare for the largest, girl led business in the country: the Girl Scout Cookie Program!

Event Code: SCU001
When: Saturday, January 10, 2015
Time: TBA
Where: University of New Orleans, Lindy C. Boggs Int’l Conference Center, 2045 Lakeshore Dr., Suite #248, New Orleans LA, 70122
Fee: TBA
Notes: Senior, Ambassador, and adult volunteers are needed for Smart Cookie U. Contact Maya Miller at mmiller@gsle.org or 225-364-3259 to learn ways to help!

 

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