Leaders are always looking for freebies, and here is one for you! Many troops want to thank their customers, and here are some free printable Girl Scout cookie thank you notes that your troop can use. Save your ink and make one copy and bring it to a print shop to make copies. Your cost is reimbursable as long as you have a receipt to hand to your treasurer.
Cookie selling is involves many many life skills sets. Some of them are:
Speaking in public
Speaking to others appropriately
Of course, the younger girls will need a lot more help with their cookie selling than older girls. Nonetheless, all will need to use these skill sets throughout cookie season and throughout their lives.
One of the things I have always been a stickler for in my life is good manners. As a teacher, I try infuse the importance of showing appreciation, using proper language and even proper eating skills. Frequently, I use the example of going on a job interview and having two equally qualified candidates. The interview committee takes each person out to lunch.
Candidate One orders the most expensive item, eats sloppily and with her mouth open, reaches across the table for what she needs, and does not thank the committee for the meal.
Candidate Two orders a lower priced item, chews with her mouth closed and remembers how to use a napkin, politely asks for someone to pass the salt and pepper, remembers to say thank you at the end of the meal and follows up on the lunch interview with a written thank you note as well.
I then ask my students who they think will get the job and why?
They always agree that Candidate Two will get the job because of her use of good manners.
This story ties into selling Girl Scout cookies. Young girls will be very excited, and as their leader, you will have to calm them down and practice sales pitches and how to be polite, even if a person does not buy a box. Your troop represents all of the troops in your area. The impression your girls make is one that people will carry with them.
That is why I love sharing with you the free printable Girl Scout thank you cards that are available for leaders to use.
These resources are a wonderful way for girls to show their appreciation to their customers. From Daisy Scouts to Seniors, it is always best practice to say thank you.
At your next meeting, print out a sample of the various thank yous. Have your girls vote on which one or two they would like to use. Then go to your nearest copy store and print out what you need, or assign a parent volunteer to do this for you. Tell her to save the receipt so you can reimburse her for the copies.
If you want, your girls can also design a tag of their own that they can have printed for the boxes they sell door-to-door.
For thousands of Girl Scouts across the United States, it is the most wonderful time of the year-it’s Girl Scout cookie selling season! For several weeks, the focus of troop meetings will be on creating a fantastic cookie booth, learning how to deal with customers, making change, and keeping a positive spirit while selling.
Leaders and their Cookie Moms will be responsible for ordering Girl Scout cookies, keeping track of supply and demand, and making sure that the troop is not left with any extra boxes at the end of the season.
What kinds of Girl Scout cookies being sold in 2015?
Peanut Butter Patties/Tagalongs
Do-si-dos/Peanut Butter Sandwiches
Why do Some of the Cookies Have Two Different Names?
The reason for the two names is because the Girl Scouts of America uses two different bakers to make those cookies.
For 2015, the boxes have been updated to include more information about what modern Girl Scouting is all about. I have compiled a list of resources for Girl Scout leaders to use that will help them with their cookie sales.
Girl Scout Cookies Sales Organizer
If you have older girls, you can download thisfree patternto make a Girl Scout cookie sales organizer. It can help them be more responsible in their sales.
Inside their personal organizer they can keep order forms, receipts, a pen, change, and anything else they need as they go from door to door with adult supervision.
Girl Scouts, no matter how old they are, should not sell cookies door to door without adult supervision. There should also be at least two adults at the cookie booth-one to watch the cookies and the money and one to keep an eye on the girls. The younger they are, the more supervision your girls need.
Staying Warm-Another Safety Rule
In many areas of the country, cookie season is during the harsh winter season. While some places permit you to have your cookie booths inside the vestibule, others do not. That means your girls and you will be outside, and let me tell you from experience, it gets cold fast!
If the weather is cold by you, buy some of these items to keep you and your amazing girls warm. This is a troop expense, so save your receipt to get reimbursed.
Find out if your local Girl Scout Service Unit is participating in Operation Cookie Drop. This program sends Girl Scout cookies to our military overseas. Even if your neighbors do not want to buy cookies, they can buy a box for those who protect and serve.
Girl Scout Cookie Thank You Notes
At your Girl Scout cookie selling prep meetings, you can teach the girls good manners by having them make thank you notes. A little bit of thanks goes a long way, especially for a customer who buys an entire carton of cookies! Having them pre-made to attach to the cookies makes it an easy task for the girls.
It would also be a good idea to make thank you cards for the Cookie Moms. They put in a lot of hard work for the troop!
I love to cruise the internet to find anything related to Girl Scouts so I can share it with you. I found a cute website that had a template with a girl saying “Thanks for supporting my troop.” They print eight to a page.
Daisies, Brownies and Juniors can color them in to put on the boxes they are personally selling.