Join Us for the 2014 Cookie Rally on January 10
Just announced – The special guest performer at the Cookie Rally is Megan Nicole! Megan is a 20-year old Bad Boy/Interscope recording artist who rose to stardom on YouTube. Her videos currently have over 416 million views. After the release of her debut single “B-e-a-utiful,” Megan had a meeting with Sean “Diddy” Combs, founder of Bad Boy Records, and she was signed to a record deal. Be one of the first to hear Megan’s songs at the Cookie Rally!
When: January 10, 2014, 4-10pm
Where: Chaifetz Arena
What: $15 per person covers program areas, rewards show, Cookie samples, crafts, SWAPS (Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere) and a special concert by Megan Nicole!
Register: The first 2,000 registered will receive special seating, a special entrance and be entered into a drawing for a personal meet and greet with Megan Nicole. Registration closes December 20, 2013. Register online or by mail (Individual Program Application form can be found in 2013 Lead and Learn). Registration fees are non-refundable.
This event is open to troops as well as families. This includes all girls ages 5-17 and adult family members, but excludes boys or children under the age of five. Adults attending are not required to be registered members. No tag-a-longs, please.
Please contact Mary Ann Owens at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions regarding the 2014 Cookie Rally.
2014 Girl Scout Cookie Program
The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led enterprise in the country, engaging girls with five skills they will use throughout their lives:
Goal Setting • Decision Making • Money Management • People Skills • Business Ethics
The Girl Scout Cookie Program is also the most comprehensive financial literacy program for girls. Knowing how to make, manage, spend, save and invest money is a skill that extends far beyond the cookie season.
Did you know that:
- The sale of Girl Scout Cookies began in 1917 as a way for troops to be self-reliant and finance their own activities
- Many successful women leaders tell us that their first entrepreneurial experience was selling Girl Scout Cookies
- Five of the top selling cookies sold in the United States are Girl Scout Cookies; sales of Thin Mints surpassed those of Oreos in 2012, making Thin Mints the No. 1 selling cookie in the country
- All of the proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie Program stay within our community to benefit area girls
Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri is happy to announce that our partner for the 2014 Girl Scout Cookie Program is Little Brownie Bakers, which has been baking delicious Girl Scout Cookies for more than 30 years. It produces eight varieties of Girl Scout Cookies, including the nationally recognized brands Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Trefoils and Thin Mints, plus Savannah Smiles, Thank U Berry Munch and Dulce de Leche.
Did you know that Little Brownie Bakers makes their own caramel for Samoas and uses the same peanut butter as Hershey’s as one of the ingredients for Do-si-dos and Tagalongs? They have pioneered innovations in Girl Scout Cookie technology such as the Girl Scout Cookie Locator, Cookie Booth Sale Recorder and Cupboard Keeper mobile apps.
Little Brownie Baker also developed Cookie Club, an online marketing tool girls use to collect Girl Scout Cookie promises from customers via email. Research shows that customers order more Girl Scout Cookies online, an average of six packages, than in person, an average of three packages. The girls deliver these cookie orders to customers and collect payment.
Girl Scout Cookies are a beloved tradition and highly anticipated by customers each year. Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri's Cookie Program will begin on GO Day, Saturday, January 11, 2014, and Girl Scout Cookies will be available at troop Cookie Booths from February 26 through March 16, 2014.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri troops are encouraged to participate in Gift of Caring, which gives customers the opportunity to purchase Girl Scout Cookies that will be donated either to the USO of Missouri, Inc. or another charitable organization of the troop’s choice. Thanks to the generosity of Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri customers, 36,540 packages of Girl Scout Cookies were donated to the USO in 2013.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri troop proceeds are increasing to 63 cents per cookie package sold. Troops with a per girl average of 126+ will receive 68 cents per package sold, and those troops with a per girl average of 176+ will receive 73 cents per package sold. Cadette, Senior and Ambassador troops can choose to opt out of the cumulative rewards and receive 5 cents more per package sold. Girl Scout Cookies sell for $4 per package.
Want to order Girl Scout Cookies but don't know a Girl Scout?
Key 2014 Dates
||Council Cookie Rally
||GO Day; girls start taking orders
|Jan 11–Feb 2
||Initial order taking
|Feb 3-Mar 16
||Additional order taking
|Feb 7 & 8
||National Girl Scout Cookie Days
|Feb 26-Mar 16
||Cookie booths; cookie cupboards open
For more information about Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri Product Programs please contact Marti Kelly, Director Product Programs, at email@example.com.
Please check back soon for more details about our 2014 Girl Scout Cookie Program.