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Cookie Locator App Wins Smarties Award

The Cookie Locator app, which helps users to find Girl Scout Cookie booth sales, won a Smarties Award from the Mobile Marketing Association this week. The Cookie Locator app, created for Little Brownie Bakers by EachScape, Inc., allows users to find fun cookie facts, delicious recipes and inspiring videos about what girls learn through the cookie program and how they use their cookie money to do a world of good, in addition to finding, saving and sharing cookie booth sale locations. Download […]

Cookies with a Cause: Clarksville Troop Helps Local Charities

Clarksville troop 1948 is already service-oriented, so finding a cause to dedicate their Cookie proceeds to was only natural, the Columbia Flier reports. The Girl Scouts decided they’d like to help local children and animals in need, so they donated boxes of Cookies and dedicated portions of their proceeds to the Ronald McDonald House Charities and Frisky’s Wildlife Sanctuary. Read the full report here. Way to go girls!

Perseverance Pays Off: the Story of Andrea, a Girl Scout Cookie Superstar

It was a race to the finish for Girl Scout Andrea. Her goal of 1,000 boxes last year seemed just out of reach when she had sold 990 boxes and hit a selling wall. Those last 10 boxes were her biggest obstacle, but she was persistent and dedicated and ultimately made her goal. Letting customers know about your goal can help boost your cookie sales. When asked about what motivated her to be a 1000+ club member she said, “I always strive […]

Tips for Cookie Rookies: How to Make Your First Cookie Volunteer Experience a Success

Serving as a Girl Scout Cookie volunteer is no easy task. After you’ve gone through Cookie training, set up your eBudde account and prepared for the sale, there may be some questions lingering or challenges you might face that are best learned from experience. That’s why we sought the expertise of Girl Scout Cookie volunteer veteran Linda Grice, who gave us some insight and advice for first time Cookie volunteers. Last year, Grice’s troop, troop 841 from Arbutus sold more than 8,000 […]

From Girl Scout Cookies to Capitol Hill

During the Girl Scout Cookie sale, girls earn funds for their Girl Scout activities and learn essential skills that help them throughout their lives—but that’s not all. The Girl Scout Cookie sale gives girls a unique opportunity to network and connect to their community. This summer, Girl Scouts Helen and Marie ran a four week summer camp for Burmese-Chin refugee children in Catonsville for their Girl Scout Gold Award projects. The summer camp aimed to help the children improve their English speaking […]

Claiming the Crown: the Story of Girl Scout Hope, a Cookie Superstar

Girl Scout Hope, who is a three year veteran of the Girl Scout Cookie program, sold an astonishing 2,120 boxes last cookie season. Hope said she saw the crown one of the girls received the year before for being the top seller in her area. She decided then that the next cookie crown would be hers and she set her goal to be in the 1,000 Plus Club. Hope’s troop had a goal of selling 4,000 cookies. They combined forces, especially in […]

Honor Community Heroes with Cookies from the Heart

We have expanded our annual Gift of Caring campaign, which, until now, focused solely on donations to U.S. military personnel. This year, teachers, firefighters, police, EMTs, nurses and military personnel can be recipients of the Gift of Caring campaign– Cookies from the Heart. Girl Scouts will accept donations during the pre-order phase and the booth sale phase. Orders can also be made online and Girl Scout troops can be given credit for the donation. More information about the new Gift of Caring […]

Eating Girl Scout Cookies Helps Kids Learn About Money

When you purchase a box of Girl Scout Cookies you’re supporting more than just a girl’s troop activities—you’re also supporting her financial education. Time magazine reports, “Students receive little financial education at school and have repeatedly failed broad tests measuring their mastery of basic personal finance and economic concepts. Just 14 states require high schools to offer a course in personal finance…” The Girl Scout Cookie Program helps fill that gap by teaching girls essential skills that will help them in business […]

Sweet Success: the Story of Girl Scout Erin, a Cookie Superstar

Girl Scout Erin, the top Girl Scout Cookie seller in Carroll County for 2011-2012, has been selling Girl Scout Cookies for four years. Erin set out with an initial goal to sell 500 boxes during the pre-order phase of the sale. She more than doubled that number by the end of the sale by selling cookies at her community bowling alley, held 15 booth sales and went door-to-door selling cookies from a wagon in her neighborhood. Erin said she drew inspiration from […]

The Sweet Taste of Success

Need help motivating your troop to meet their individual cookie goals? Tell them about the Sweet Taste of Success Contest. If a girl sells at least 150 boxes of cookies (must be recorded in eBudde), she gets entered in a drawing for a trip for four to Hershey Park! Girl Scouts of Central Maryland strives to have a successful cookie sale—a sale where all girl members achieve success. A sale where all girls participate in an activity that will build skills and […]

Girl Scout Cookie Recipes for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, the biggest eating day of the year, is just a week away. While you’re pondering what dessert to take over to your family gathering or what appetizers to serve to your desk, consider incorporating Girl Scout Cookies into your recipes. It’s not only delicious, but a great conversation piece. For a light Thanksgiving breakfast, try Thank You Berry Munch Granola over yogurt. Download the recipe here. Try Fried Samoas Shrimp for an appetizer before the big meal. Download the recipe here. […]

Congratulations, Emma!

Congrats to Emma Doherty of Troop 1640, winner of the Goal Getter Contest! Emma won a drawing for an iPod Touch after selling Girl Scout Cookies to 20 additional customers. Way to go!

GSCM Kicks off Stars & Stripes Week on WJZ’s Manic Monday

This morning we kicked off Stars & Stripes week on WJZ’s Manic Monday. Girl Scouts from all over Central Maryland sang, cheered and waved Girl Scout Cookie signs and boxes to promote the Cookie Program and Operation U.S. Mint. Check out the video here. During Stars & Stripes Week we are asking all Girl Scouts to promote Operation U.S. Mint at their cookie booths by asking customers to show their support for our military troops by purchasing additional boxes of cookies for […]

Support our Troops During Stars & Stripes Week

In support of Operation U.S. Mint—our cookies to U.S. troops Gift of Caring project– we have established a special emphasis campaign—Stars & Stripes Week, November 7-14. The week will kick off on the morning of November 7 when Girl Scouts will make a special appearance on WJZ’s Manic Monday with Ron Matz to promote the Girl Scout Cookie Program and the Stars & Stripes Campaign. Tune in to WJZ at 6 am  on Monday November 7 to see us! Want to join […]

What Can a Cookie Do in Your Backyard?

The Girl Scout Cookie program is giving girls across the country and right here in Maryland the experience of a lifetime and the chance to make a difference. What can a Cookie do for girls in your community you ask? GSCM Troop 2013 used their Cookie earnings to expand their school’s recycling program and reduced the school’s trash waste by 80%. Read more about them in the latest issue of Girls World. GSCM Troop 4162 used their Girl Scout Cookie money to […]

Empowering Girls to Make Smart Financial Decisions with the Girl Scout Cookie Program

Forbes ran a column this month about the power financial literacy gives to women in their households and their workplaces. The column states that introducing girls to financial literacy at an early age prepares them for healthy relationships and the gives them the confidence that they can take care of themselves. The Girl Scout Cookie Program helps girls set financial goals and gain the confidence they need to ultimately take control of their own financial future. The money management skills the program […]

Fast Facts for Girl Scout Cookie Nutrition

Picture this: you’re at the booth sale, teetering on the edge of giving in to that persistent Girl Scout and purchasing one or two boxes (or cases!) of Girl Scout Cookies…but you’re not sure what fits in with your nutritional needs. Well we’ve got you covered. Have a nut allergy? Four Girl Scout Cookies are made without peanuts or treenuts: Samoas, Trefoils, Thank U Berry Munch, and Thin Mints     Avoiding high fructose corn syrup? Seven Girl Scout Cookies do not […]

Savannah Smiles a Delicious Way to Celebrate 100 Years

A new Girl Scout Cookie, Savannah Smiles, are being introduced this year as a tribute to Juliette Low’s birthplace in Savannah, GA,  the Brownie Smile Song, and to celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting. The new cookie  is a crescent-shaped, lemon flavored cookie that is dusted with powdered sugar and bursting with zesty lemon flavor. Little Brownie Bakers featured this cookie once before in their line-up as the Lemon Cooler. You’ll be able to order these lemony treats during the Cookie pre-sale, […]

Wired Magazine Crunches Cookie Sales Data

Tech magazine Wired gave a shout out to Girl Scout Cookies in this month’s issue, analyzing the preferences of the populace based on cookie sales data. Data analysis has never looked so delicious! Speaking of tech, remember to download the Girl Scout Cookie Finder app. Cookie season is right around the corner and with the app you’ll have all the booth sale listings right at your finger tips. Read more about the app here.

Food Network ‘Unwraps’ Samoas® Girl Scout Cookies

Ever wonder how the bakery gets that delicious caramel-coconut-chocolate combination just right in Samoas Girl Scout Cookies? Saturday night, the answer will be revealed. Samoas will be one of several American classics featured on a special one-hour “All-American Eats” segment on the Food Network’s “Unwrapped” series. Each week, “Unwrapped” uncovers behind-the-scenes details on classic American foods and recently visited the Little Brownie Bakers in Louisville to film how Samoas are made. Tune in to the Food Network, Saturday, May 28 at 9 […]

Girl Scouts Turn to Tech to Boost Cookie Sales

Girl Scouts of the USA announced Wednesday the launch of the official Cookie Finder App for the iPhone and iPod touch. The free app uses your  location to show you cookie sales nearby, which are sorted by date, radius, or you can view them all on a map. The app is just one of many ways Girl Scouts can use technology to their advantage during the Cookie selling season. An article in today’s Baltimore Sun features Central Maryland Girl Scouts who were top […]

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