It's Cookie Time!
2013 Cookie Program
Cookie Diva Destinations is an award program for girls who participated and sold 500+ boxes of Girl Scout cookies in the 2013 Cookie Program. Girl Scouts Louisiana East formed partnerships with local vendors, civic institutions and businesses to say “Thank You” to the girls and their families for their hard work and dedication to the Cookie Program. Girls choose their reward from over 30 opportunities; there’s lots of variety so there’s sure to be something for everyone!
Cookie Diva Destinations are only valid with Girl Scouts Louisiana East, so they are NOT transferrable to other councils and cannot be redeemed for cash. Additionally, Girl Scouts Louisiana East is NOT responsible for destinations that are lost, expired, or unusable due to store closings.
***Please note that each qualified girl must submit a requmit a request by May 10, 2013. Destinations will not be filled automatically. If we do not receive a request then we cannot mail Cookie Diva Destinations. Request received after May 10, 2013 will be filled with cookie dough.
If she sells 100 boxes or more using the Goal Getter Card, she will receive a $5 credit towards any council-sponsored program from March 1 - Dec. 6. Some awesome events include Canoe Exploration; Love, Hug & Groom; and many more.
If she sells 500 boxes or more on her Goal Getter Card, she will receive two tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters game of her choice on Saturday, February 23 or Sunday, February 24. She'll have the chance to meet T-Time, a Girl Scout alumna, who is only one of 11 females to be a part of the Harlem Globetrotters
The Goal Getter Card is an order form that is used by girls after they have submitted their initial order card to the troop cookie managers at the end of the pre-order. This allows girls to take orders from customers whom they have missed and continue toward their goals. The Goal Getter card is turned into the Troop Cookie Manager (TCM) after cookie delivery. If the TCM has cookies available, the manager can issue cookies to the girl and her parent/guardians after all initial orders have been filled.
Note: In order to redeem the two incentives mentioned above, a scanned copy of the Girl Scout's Goal Getter Card must be emailed to Jill Pollard by Thursday, February 21.
Holding Cookie Booth Sales are a great way to boost your sales, and we've added another incentive that's great for your troop members AND children in four area hospitals!
If your Brownie-Ambassador troop participates in (and records) 10 or more council-sponsored booth sales (through eBudde) your troop will be entered once in a drawing to win a Girl Scout Thin Mints bear for each member of the troop as well as bears for the same number of young hospital patients. (Bear accessories not included).
There will be four troop winners (one in each council region) selected and the hospitals/facilities who will also receive bears include the Ronald McDonald House in New Orleans, Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge, St. Tammany Parish Hospital, and Terrebonne General Medical Center. Record your booth sale results using either the Booth Sales Recorder App on your smart phone or through eBudde.
Once a Girl Scout, Always a Girl Scout! Alumnae Cards will be distributed at Cookie Deliveries and are also available online for girls to use as a tool to reach out to Girl Scout Alumnae in their communities. We especially encourage girls to ask their Cookie Booth customers if they were Girl Scouts, in addition to collecting Girl Scout contacts among friends, family, and neighbors! The troop in each region that collects the most Alumnae Cards and turns them in to either council office by April 26 will receive a FREE Camping trip to any of the council's properties and a special Once a Girl Scout, Always a Girl Scout patch! Collecting two Alumnae contacts is also part of the March Patch of the Month requirement!
The Alumnae Contacts collected will be used to help get Alumnae Associations formed in each of the cregions. Volunteers interested in working with Alumnae groups should contact Hillary Christiansen at email@example.com or 800-644-7571, ext. 2222.
2013 Cookie Program Theme
This year’s theme of “What Can a Girl Do? A World of Good” encourages girls to use their cookie money to lead Take Action Projects that have MORE IMPACT than ever before. With your guidance and the power of Girl Scout Cookies, girls can make positive changes in the world around them. A girl can speak for those less fortunate, foster changes where they’re needed and have a true impact close to home, and even on the other side of the world. This Cookie Season, girls are encouraged to set high goals and use some cookie money to make the world a better place. They will grow in ways you never dreamed possible.
With this year’s cookie theme being “What can a girl do? ..... a world of good,” we are encouraging troops to complete a “Take Action” project using their cookie proceeds. After choosing which “Take Action” project you would like to complete, the troop should design a video about the “Take Action” project to be placed on the council’s YouTube page. The “Take Action” project can be a troop project or you can get your school, place of worship, other organizations, and community involved. Prizes will be awarded to the top three videos.
Back by popular demand! Exhibit your troop's creativity and have fun at the same time. Troops are invited to “Bling” their cookie booths to gain extra customer attention and be entered in a contest. Themes to choose from include: What can a girl do? Happy Birthday Cookie Program; and Gift of Caring. You may use decorations, costumes, themed props, and signs -- as long as you keep safety in mind. First place wins two nights at GSLE camp of choice; second place one night; third place one day.
Girls can also "Bling" their wagons (no cars - this an individual girl contest) with the same themes that are listed above to choose from. Once you choose your theme, decorate your wagon and submit a photo which must include the girl and her creation. Girls must be in uniform, Girl Scout t-shirt, or wearing a Girl Scout pin. Entry deadline is March 21, 2013. First place wins $100 Cookie Dough, second place $75, third place $50.
Important 2013 Dates
Girl Scouts will begin taking cookie orders on January 18 and will end their initial pre-orders February 3. Girls may begin delivering cookies February 22 and will sell at various booth locations throughout our 23 parishes beginning Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 17, 2013.
An online Cookie Locator to booth locations is available on the website. Enter your zip code to find the booth sale closest to you! And now your favorite Girl Scout cookies are 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.
Largest Girl-Led Business in the Country
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.
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.
Eight Varieties of Cookies
Try our newest cookie, Savannah Smiles, this lemon wedge cookie is cool and crisp, with just the right number of lemon chips to deliver tiny burst of flavor. And when you hold it right, you’ll quickly be reminded of that world famous “Brownie Smile.” And it wouldn’t be Girl Scout Cookie time without favorites like Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos, as well as relative newcomers, the Thank U Berry Munch and Dulce de Leche cookies. All cookies are preservative-free, kosher, with zero trans fat per serving.
We're offering all EIGHT varieties of Girl Scout Cookies!
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 addition to supporting local non-profits and service organizations like fire and police departments, in 2009 southeast Louisiana Girl Scouts shipped over 14,000 boxes of cookies to military troops serving overseas in the council’s Troops Helping Troops service project.
Thank you for helping girls do great things!
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Smart Cookie U - Back in Session! For Juniors and Cadettes
Become a “smart cookie” and learn financial literacy through a fun and interactive session on Saturday, January 12 at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. Participants will earn some of Girl Scouts’ Financial Literacy and Cookie Business Badges. You’ll have the opportunity to work one-on-one with successful businesswomen from the community, as you enhance your business and financial knowledge while boosting your self esteem and leadership skills. Click here to register.