Cookies: December 2012 Archives

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Just Five More Days until the Cookie Sale begins on January 1
You are welcome to send out emails, Facebook posts, etc.to let people know they can be the first to place an order for GS Cookies as soon as the clock strikes midnight on Jan 1.

Remember to follow the guidelines in Safety-Activity Checkpoint, especially these:
Girls may use phones and e-mail messages to alert friends and relatives to product sales and accept customer commitments as mail or callbacks for the Girl Scout Cookie sale. Our Girl Scout cookie product partner has provided a secure site for girl use via abcsmartcookies.com.

Girls who are 13 or older may use social networking sites to market product; however, they must follow council and GSUSA guidelines. Girls writing notes for recipients of product e-mails or announcements online should sign with their first names only, their troop/group number or name, and their council name.
Personal e-mails or street addresses of girls should never be used. Instead, use one of the following: A blind return address account where the girls' name or personal e-mail is not revealed to the customer and is instead hosted on a secure site (such as abcsmartcookies.com), a group account monitored by an adult, or an adult e-mail account.
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Questions:
We have several parents (hairdresser, auto body repair specialist) with private businesses who have asked if they can display cookies at their business and sell them throughout the day once cookies have been delivered. Do they need to wait until cookie booths have started?
Also, can a child sell cookies from her front yard on a high traffic street before cookie booths have started?
Answers: Yes and Yes
The line can get kind of fuzzy, we know. We consider the cookie sale from your own driveway much like having a tag sale in your own front yard and placing cookies on the counter at your own business is the same as a mom or dad taking their daughter's cookies to work and putting them on their desks to sell to co-workers.
We want the girls to think outside the box, use those marketing forms, arrange a milk and cookie break in the lobby of a large office building, go places, meet people, raise their visibility beyond just standing in front of Walmart or Winn Dixie.

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