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Online Cookie Sales? BEST PRACTICES!

Cookie Selling Guidelines for Online and Facebook

For Girls

1.    Girls who are 13 years or older may use social networking sites to market product; however, they must follow council and GSUSA guidelines: www.girlscouts.org/program/gs_cookies.

2.    Girls should use their first names only, their troop number, and their council name. Full names, personal emails, or street addresses of girls should never be used.

3.    Girls are NOT permitted to collect payment online. Girls should deliver cookies and collect payment in person. If the product needs to be shipped, the girl/parent is responsible for shipping charges.

4.    Girls under the age of 13 that would like to utilize the internet to boost their cookie sales may do so with the guidance of their parents through the Girl Scout Cookie Club: https://cookieclub.littlebrownie.com.

5.    Leaders enter participating girls on the site https://cookie.club.littlebrownie.com  and distribute passwords to parents. Girls can then send out emails to obtain “cookie promises”.

For Adults

1.    Parents may post on their Facebook page that their daughter is selling Girl Scout Cookies. They must, however, arrange for a time for their daughter to visit a potential customer or business. They may NOT collect orders over Facebook. Sample Messaging would be-

“My daughter is selling Girl Scout cookies. If you would like buy a box, send me a message with your address, and a convenient time to stop by.”

2.    Social media locations such as “Facebook Online Yard Sale” and e-Bay are not an acceptable location to promote Girl Scout Cookies.

3.    If a parent has a question as to what is an acceptable selling practice they should contact their local Community Development Manager.

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Get Registered for a piece of the pie!

 Wow!! What a great promotion!

From our Product Sales Manager, Bernie:

Our QSP guru, Hub Hansen, has challenged all troops to 100% participation in the online magazine program. We will track the emails and for every troop that has all of their registered girls — 100% — doing the on-line magazine (email) program and sending out 12 emails each, those troops will be registered to win a $100 pizza party! Please pass this on to all of your volunteers so that the girls can make sure to get their emails sent.

And the online magazine program is a pretty darn easy way for girls to help contribute to the Fall Product Sale!  Simply go to our website at http://gsmw.org/cookies-and-more/fall-sale/for-girl-scouts-parents/  and scroll almost to the bottom to find this large blue button.  From here, you should be able to follow the easy instructions to get rolling.  Girls need to enter only 12 names to qualify as participants, AND they will earn the fun “online” patch.   Any resulting orders will contribute to her and your troop’s sales and there is no money to collect!    What an easy way to help raise funds for your troop!!

COOKIE DATES 2013

Saturday, January 26th   Cookie Sales Begin  NO EARLY STARTS

Sunday, February 10th  Pre-Sales END

Monday, February 12th  Cookie Orders DUE in to Troop Leaders.

Tuesday, February 13th   All Troop Orders entered into EBudde

Wednesday, February 14th    All Cookie Orders DUE in to Service Unit.

Wednesday, March 13th   Cookiess Delivered to Service Unit. (They may arrive earlier, but they will be in town by this date!  Contact your leader for more info)

Saturday, March 16th   Cookie Booth Sales Begin 

Sunday, April 7th   Cookie Booth Sales END

Monday, April 8th   Monies DUE in to Troop Leaders.

Tuesday, April 9th   RECEIPTS DUE in to Service Unit.

Friday, May 10th   Rewards (Incentives) Delivery Begins

Fall Product Sale Dates 2012

Saturday, October 13th   Nut and Magazine Sales Begin  NO EARLY STARTS

Friday, October 26th   Nut and Magazine Sales END

Sunday, October 28th   Nut and Magazine Orders DUE in to Troop Leaders.

Monday, October 29th   All Troop Orders entered into NutE

Friday, October 28th   Nut and Magazine Orders DUE in to Service Unit.

Wednesday, November 21st   Nuts and Candies Delivered to Service Unit. (They may arrive earlier, but they will be in town by this date!  Contact your leader for more info)

Friday, December 7th   Monies DUE in to Troop Leaders.

Monday, December 10th   RECEIPTS DUE in to Service Unit.

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