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Get Ready for Cookies on the Go! Cookies on the Go! Monday, March 23 – Sunday, March 29 The temperature is rising and so are those cookie sales! Can you.

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1 Get Ready for Cookies on the Go! Cookies on the Go! Monday, March 23 – Sunday, March 29 The temperature is rising and so are those cookie sales! Can you feel it? Spring is right around the corner!! Let’s keep the girls’ excitement going as we enter the last week of cookie sales. Take those Cookies on the Go!

2 What is Cookies on the Go? It’s when Girl Scout troops work together to map out their route, then walk a neighborhood selling cookies door-to-door in a residential area with adult supervision. This is a wonderful way to encourage and energize the girls final days of cookie sales. They will learn valuable skills and actually find out that people will be excited they have cookies in hand when they walkabout!

3 To get the girls and parents together and go into the neighborhoods and ASK. The number one reason why people said they didn’t buy cookies was because they weren’t ASKED! What is the Main Idea?

4 Service Unit Ideas Service Unit Ideas  Find out what troops are interested in participating.  Strategize on which neighborhood(s) you think would be the most profitable and safe for the troops in your Service Unit.  Map out how many streets are in that particular neighborhood and troops’ routes. The goal is for troops to cover a broad area without overlapping with each other. We don’t want the girls to knock on the same door multiple times.  Let the residents know you are coming! Post signs or flags promoting the sale beforehand. Credit card acceptance could be a plus.  Bling your wagon, cart, stroller, suitcase on wheels or concession box. Then, fill up and take a walk.concession box.  Be prepared to complete Inter-troop transfers to help participating troops balance their variety mix.

5 SU not Planning Cookies on the Go? Troops Can do it!  Look at the neighborhood(s) you think would be the most profitable and safe for your girls.  Schedule a meeting and have the girls plan the routes, the marketing materials to communicate the troop goal, and maybe design individual concession boxes.concession boxes  Let the neighborhood know you are coming via listservs, Facebook, Twitter, posters, flyers, and newsletters.  Bling your wagons, carts, strollers, suitcases on wheels or concession boxes.  Have a car, mini-van, truck or SUV? Place some cookies inside and let the troop decorate the Cookie Mobile and drive through the neighborhood.  Take advantage of daylight savings time and use your meeting night during “Cookies on the Go!” Week for your walkabout.  Girls can earn the Cookies of the Go! Patch. You decide how… Purchase at your local shop for $1.00. Note: When planning a walkabout, check with the local homeowners associations to see if they have any rules/regulations on door-to- door solicitation.

6 Girls NEVER sell alone. Girls must always have an adult with them. Seniors and Ambassadors (ONLY) may sell with a buddy of their same age or older. Parents should know exactly where the girls will be selling and when they will be home.  Girls should look and act like Girl Scouts. A vest, sash or Girl Scout T-shirt is great!  Girls should know their personal and troop goals  Never go inside someone’s home while selling cookies. Girls should stay outside the home where they can be seen from the street  Girls should never accept food or drinks while selling  Girls should leave all pets at home while selling, unless they are a service animal  Girls should not go into a yard if there is a dog or a closed gate/fence  Girls should not sell cookies door-to-door after dark  Girls should never give their last name or phone number while selling Safety and Sales Tips

7 Billboards come in all shapes and sizes … even on wheels! Design your own mobile marketing campaign with this fun project and spread the good word about your Cookie Season goals. Materials: 3 sheets of poster board; Scissors; Markers or colored pencils; Ruler or tape measure; Glue or packing tape; Planning... Resources Create your own unique “walking cookie store” to carry cookies everywhere you go!


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