Girls can have fun with the other girls in their troop while selling cookies in a cookie booth setting. They can sell at local grocery stores, department stores, banks, or after Sunday worship services. Some troops have even set up booths within a short distance of a fast-food drive through. Advisors and girls pick their own location and make arrangements with the store owner or manager.
Who May Hold a Booth Sale?
Troops with five registered girl members or more may participate in a cookie booth.
How to Order Booth Cookies:
Troop cookie sale managers, with the approval of the troop advisor, enters the cookie booth order with their troop order into the online ordering system e-budde. They may incorporate extra cookies needed to fill a full cases order into their booth order.
Scheduling a Booth Sale
Select a local place of business before January 29. When scheduling a date for a cookie booth, obtain the name of the contact person at the place of business and make sure they write on the calendar the date and time you will be there, your name, phone number, and troop number (Walmart policy is outside sales only and their blackout dates extend from March 30-April 5.) Booths may be scheduled through March 22.
Enter Booth Information in E-Budde:
January 29 Troop Cookie Sale Manager enters date, time and location request into ebudde. Hold your booth only during the date(s), times and locations entered into e budde as other troops may be planning a cookie booth after your time slot is complete. E-budde time stamps booth requests so in the event of duplicate scheduling the troop with the earliest time stamped request will receive approval from their community cookie sale manager. After the council order has been submitted in e budde you can check the Cookie Booth Locator to see dates and times other troops are scheduled to hold booth sales http://cookielocator.littlebrownie.com/
Try adding Little Brownie Bakers Cookie Locator mobile app to your smart phone http://www.littlebrowniebakers.com/cookies/where-to-buy/
Obtaining Additional Cookies:
The council holds inventory at the Girl Scout Center, 5212 Windward Court, Sheboygan. Katy Flury who is the community cookie sale manager for Fond du Lac will also hold a cupboard inventory. Contact Katy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Returning Unsold Booth Cookies:
A maximum of 10% of the troop initial booth order rounded up to a full case of one variety may be returned to the Girl Scout Center or to Katy Flury. The deadline to return cookies is March 23.
Paying For Cookie Booth Order:
On or before March 23 Troop Cookie Sale Managers deposit cookie booth monies into the TROOP account. After March 23 the council CFO will debit troop accounts for booth sales at $2.85 per package leaving $0.65 per package in troop proceeds.
Earning Certificates – Minimum of 10 or 20 Cases Must Be Sold
In addition to troop proceeds troops more may earn one or two certificates. To make earning a certificate more equitable for all troops regardless of registered girl members a minimum of ten cases must be sold to earn one certificate and a minimum of 20 cases must be sold to earn two certificates. Certificates may be redeemed for a free night rental of a camp building or troop attendance at scheduled swim parties at the Roenitz Family Poor at Camp Evelyn or the Crystal Lake House. Only one certificate is needed for a one night troop stay at any of the council camp buildings or to attend a swim party, with the exception that two certificates are needed for a one night troop stay at the Crystal Lake House, The Cedars, or the Pine Troop House at Camp Manitou in June, July or August because rentals of these facilities during these months includes swimming. Cookie booth sales and the resulting awards are troop activities and thus recognition cannot be earned by individual girls for cookie booth sales. Booth sales are not included in the 160 per girl average to earn vouchers to be redeemed at the Kalahari Water Park in Wisconsin Dells.
Girls participating in a booth sale may earn a patch, which can be purchased for $1.00 each including shipping. Order online through the Petals to Patches Shop.