February 2012 Archives

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Hello, my name is Cheyenne and I am a Cadet Girl Scout and Press Rep. I am going to talk about Girl Scout cookies. My favorites are Caramel Delights, Lemonades and Thanks-a-Lots. I guess I love them because I love chocolaty, soft, melt-in-your-mouth kind of cookies. Lemonade cookies bring summer-like comfort to winter and spring.

I also love selling Girl Scout cookies! Before cookie sales start, we go to classes about how to count money, count back change, make deposits and keep track of how much we sold. This also helps in school math classes. But that's not all... I love to interact with people. We always greet our customers with a big smile. A smile can make people very happy just like OUR COOKIES can. So stay happy and enjoy!

 

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Cookie sales are always a divergent, enthralling experience each year. Whether or not you are participating just for the fun of it or to achieve a prize or money for summer camp, each sale is an adventure.Vending the famous merchandise is a unique experience that allows girls and leaders alike to think like entrepreneurs. The phrase "supply and demand" gains a new meaning when a young scout faces the reality of how to truly set a box of treats into a customer's hand in exchange for funds. Girls must adjust their thinking to encompass economical truths about the most prosperous avenues for their booths.

Trial and error also teaches scouts the polite approach for sales. Girls learn the importance of communication in our world today and the hefty reward achieved through dedication and perfected technique. The cuteness of each uniform also assists in impressing a customer.

Girl Scouting is an incredible organization, which allows girls to build a strong voice and power, then share it with the world. Cookie sales are a stepping-stone towards crafting this resoluteness of character. By facing different scenarios and perfecting new skills, scouts grow courage and confidence.

The physical profit of monetary gain allows girls the opportunity to seek new adventures. The funds have empowered scouts to attend summer camp, special Girl Scout Destinations, and much, much more. I was able to afford a magnificent, awe-inspiring sailing trip along the Florida Keys. Through these favorable advantages girls test their skills and continue to accomplish exceptional achievements.

Brianna-new.jpgHi! My name is Brianna and my favorite Girl Scout cookie is the Peanut Butter Pattie. The Peanut Butter Pattie is a chocolate and peanut butter cookie. I like it because it tastes like a Reese's peanut butter cup. 

My favorite part of selling girl scout cookies is my troop collecting all the money we earned by selling Girl Scout cookies. We get to go on many fun and exciting adventures. For example, my troop used our money to go to the YMCA. We had hamburgers, hot dogs, and many other food items. Before cookie sales started, two of my friends and I delivered cookie informational packages to different TV stations, radio stations, and different businesses. When I sell boxes of cookies to other people, I love to see the smile on their faces when they walk away with their Girl Scout cookies. 

Girl Scout cookie sales teach us responsibility, management skills, and marketing. It also teaches us to work together as a team. I can't wait to sell cookies each year. I sold over 2,000 boxes of cookies last year and I hope to sell that many this year. I would like to go to 2 weeks of Girl Scout camp.

Aliyah-new.jpgSelling Girl Scout cookies can teach a person many things. I have learned a number of techniques from selling Girl Scout cookies. It helped in areas such as marketing, managing money, safety, and setting goals.    
   
When selling cookies, there has to be a way for people to know cookies are being sold. A few ways are telling friends and asking them to spread the word, sending out emails, and making signs and putting the signs on a vehicle . These marketing techniques should help boost your cookie sale rate. 

The next skill that I learned was how to manage money. The biggest part of managing money is learning how to make a budget and stick to it. With this budget, you can plan out what different types of things you want to do with the profit that is made. 

 While I was preparing for Girl Scouts I learned about how to be a safe sales person. I learned to always go door to door with a buddy and adult, never give out any personal information like your last name or home address, and never go into a stranger's house. 

The last, and most important, part of being a successful sales person is setting goals. Setting goals help me focus on things that are important and to not lose focus. Setting goals and reaching them also gives me a happy feeling and tells me I can do anything if I put my mind to it. In the end, learning these techniques can take me very far in the future.

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Use your creativity to help Girl Scouts celebrate our 100th Anniversary  in a big way!  

Work with your troop to create a 3D "100" , which will be on display when "Girl Scouts Rock Mobile" March 24-25, 2012.  Art projects must be able to sit or stand on a table. Projects will be judged for creativity the day of the event. 

One troop per program level will receive a prize. Girl Scouts will vote on a "Best All Around" to receive an additional prize. 

The deadline is March 1, so start gathering materials for your 3-D sculpture!

Here are more details.http://www.huntcal.com/cgi/eventview.cgi/gssa/program?yr=2012&id=326388548&m=3&d=24

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama has two scholarship programs available to graduating senior Girl Scouts.  

The Loucretia Hollingsworth Scholarship is based on community service and service-based career choice.

The Ellen Autrey Anderson Gold Award Scholarship is given to a GSSA Girl Scout who has earned her Gold Award and meets other criteria. 

Deadline to apply for either or both of these scholarships is March 1.  

Questions? Contact Mary Anne Brutkiewicz or Jeannie Napper.
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Yes, you.

You may think it's only for Boy Scouts, only for the most hardcore outdoorsman, only for the fittest of the fit.  But you are mistaken.

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama, in partnership with the Alabama Wildlife Federation, are putting together a backpacking program where interested girls can learn all about the skills, equipment and techniques of hiking the great outdoors.  We will have a few meetings to train, learn skills and earn badges.  The program will then culminate in an overnight backpacking trip.

Yes, backpacking may be challenging.  But think about this:

Courage is when you try even though you are afraid.  Confidence is something you gain little by little when you tackle an obstacle that is new and scary.  Character is who you become once you have come out the other side, having conquered your fears and accomplished more than you ever thought possible.

 Ages:  7th and 8th grade Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors

If you think you may be interested, talk with your troop leader about it.  If you think you know nothing about the sport, call me up or look it up on the web or in books.

Please contact me if you are interested, so I can start planning our meetings!

Amy Farrar

afarrar@girlscoutssa.org

Outdoor Education Programs Manager

145 Coliseum Boulevard

Montgomery, AL 36109

(334) 272-9164, ext. 2205


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Hi! My name is Brittany and I am in Troop 8056 in Mobile, AL. I am going to tell you about the Girl Scout cookies that we are selling this year. 

My favorite Girl Scout cookie is the Shout Out because it is so yummy and delicious. I know that if you try them you will say they're yummy too. The first Girl Scout cookie was the Shortbread. I have tried the shortbread cookie and it is good. My troop used a recipe and made the first original cookie. My sister and I burned our cookies. The next one is the Thin Mint. I love them because if you freeze them they are yummy. The next cookie is the Caramel DeLite. I like them so much because they has so much coconut. My dad and I love to sit on the couch and eat them with a glass of milk. The next cookie is the Peanut Butter Patty. I don't like these very much but my sister Brianna LOVES them. She said they taste like a Reese's peanut butter cup. There is also a Peanut Butter Sandwich. The Thanks-A-Lot cookie is good and if you don't know how to say thank you, get a package of these and it says thank you in five different languages. I love the Lemonades also. They are good to eat with a glass of cold milk too. 

I like selling Girl Scout cookies because I get to meet new people. I like going to different places to sell cookies. My favorite part of selling Girl Scout cookies is the fun stuff my troop gets to do with the money and the cute prizes that I earn. I also get to go to camp with the money that I get from cookies that I sell. 

Last year, I sold over 2,000 boxes of cookies. This year, I am going to sell that many cookies because I want to go to 2 weeks of camp. The thing I like about Girl Scouts is earning patches and going places. I love Girl Scouts! It's fun!

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