The 2017 Cookie Program will soon be in our rear view mirror, as we head into awards season and start to dream about the fun of summer camp. However, as we move into these last few weekends of booth sales, I want to encourage you to keep pushing and help your girls meet their goals. We have some great opportunities with the long President's Day and National Cookie Weekends ahead.
I've been out there with you, and I understand how long those days of booth sales in the cold, wet or heat can be. Winn Dixie can be a crazy place on a rainy, cold, windy Sunday afternoon with a group of girls!
During this sale, our staff has worked hard to support you, with check-in phone calls and our mid-sale survey. You gave us some great information to build on for next year, and some solid feedback about how things are going. We are glad so many of you have had a great sale, so far. And we have listened to you. As a bonus, we are offering $25 in Program Credits for every 25 cases of cookies picked up between Feb 15 and March 5. These program credits can be used for troop supplies in our stores, council events, and to offset membership expenses. Enjoy this bonus as a thank you and your girls for your hard work!
I've had the chance to visit many of our booth sales in the past few weeks and had some fun conversations with both girls and adults. I love that every Daisy wants to tell me which cookie not to buy (clearly, Lemonades aren't big in the kindergarten and first grade set), and the older girls are eager to share what their plans are with their cookie earnings. I've had some great feedback from volunteers and parents about incentives and good booth locations - and of course we always commiserate about the weather!
We hope that you and your girls have had a great time this year. Our goal is that the Cookie Program be as easy for our Girl Scout families as possible, and we will continue to solicit your feedback and partnership to help us make this happen. In the meantime, if there is any way we can do to support you, please let us know.