Read on for Council Cookie Rally, Troop & Girl Materials Shipping Soon, Online TCM Training Available Now, Smart Cookies Registration Links, Service Unit Training FAQ’s, Last Call for Cookie Rally Kit Orders.
In this edition:
- Council Cookie Rally
- Troop & Girl Materials Shipping Soon
- Online Troop Cookie Manager Training Available Now
- The Cookie Press Returns in January
For Service Unit Cookie Managers:
- Service Unit CooKie Manager Training FAQ
- Last Call for Cookie Rally Kit Orders
- Troop Materials Shipping Soon
Council Cookie Rally
Girl Scouts River Valleys is holding our very first virtual Cookie Rally! Let’s kick off the cookie season by bringing girls together, and getting them excited and ready for the cookie sale. This event will help support our service unit cookie managers, who are already busy preparing for the upcoming program. Service units are still welcome to hold their own event if they would like, and girls can attend one or both rallies.
- Who: ALL Girl Scouts River Valleys Girl Scouts are welcome to sign up.
- When: Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
- Where: The comfort of your own home (a Zoom link will be emailed closer to the event date)
- How do I sign up? View Event Listing & Register
The event costs $8 to attend. This covers the cost of participation as well as a fun package shipped to each girl that includes a package of the brand-new Toast-Yay! cookie, a Cookie Rally patch, a temporary tattoo, and a Tyvek bracelet. If there are multiple girls in one household, one registration per girl attending is required so that each girl may get her own package.
Can’t make it? We will be sharing a highlight reel, as well as a copy of materials used available after the event.
Troop & Girl Materials Shipping Soon
Troop cookie materials will be shipping to service units the week of December 28.
- Troop Cookie Companion
- Cookie Booth & Sales Kit
- Receipt books
- Girl materials
- Order cards*
- Reward flyers*
- Family Guides*
- NEW: Door hangers & business cards
- Money envelopes
*Troops will be sent one of each item per girl registered in the troop.
Your service unit cookie manager will be in touch to coordinate picking up your troop materials. There will be opportunities to order additional cookie sales materials that will ship directly to you. Stay tuned for more details in an upcoming Cookie Press.
If you want to get a head start reviewing your resources, our Troop Cookie Manager Guidebook will also be available on Cookie Central the week of December 28.
Online Troop Cookie Manager Training Available Now!
Online Troop Cookie Manager Training is now available. If you are a new troop cookie manager, don’t forget to also review our Troop Cookie Basics video first. This will help orient you to your role and responsibilities before learning more about the details of this year’s cookie program.
The Cookie Press Returns in January
We’ll be pausing The Cookie Press blog posts for the rest of December, with the next post going live on Thursday, January 7. Be sure to reference past posts, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions before then! As always, we are here to support you and answer any questions you may have.
Smart Cookies Registration Links
Volunteers will receive their links to access Smart Cookies, the online cookie management system, on Monday, January 4. Check out last week’s Cookie Press post for more info. We’ll provide more details in a future edition of The Cookie Press.
Service Unit Cookie Manager Training FAQ
Thank you to all who attended one of our virtual service unit cookie manager training sessions last week! We are so inspired by your creativity, thoughtfulness, and excitement regarding the program.
We have compiled a list of the most-asked questions throughout the training sessions and their answers. As always, feel free to contact us if you have more questions. We’re here to support you!
Just a reminder that if you were not able to attend one of our virtual service unit cookie manager training sessions, our River Valleys Service Unit Cookie Manager Online Training is now available. Remember that you must have attended a virtual training session or complete the online training as a part of your service unit level role. Plus, one of the requirements to earn the annual service unit bonus is to have at least one service unit volunteer complete cookie training by February 1.
Last Call for Cookie Rally Kit Orders
If you’re hosting a Cookie Rally, this is the last chance to order your cookies and rewards kits! You’ll find more info (including virtual rally resources) in the December 3 Cookie Press. No late orders will be accepted, so be sure to place your order by Tuesday, December 22.
Troop Materials Shipping Soon
Cookie print materials for troops and girls will ship the week of December 28. Be sure to follow local and In-Person Girl Scout Activity Guidance when distributing these items to troops.
Speaking of which…did you receive your special bee face mask and your Service Unit Cookie Manager Notebook? If not, you can still submit a request for these items.