Update Re-Blog of the Girl Scout Cookie Lanyards with 2015 Varieties

It’s cookie season as you know, and we are getting ready for a lot of cookie sale opportunities!   With all of our booth ideas running through our heads we are also getting ready for Walk About Week.  For those that don’t know that is when we go door to door as a troop.  First thing I made for the girls is a lanyard to make it easier and faster when some one asks what kind and how much.

Here is a short tutorial on how I made ours….

5 yards of thick cos grain ribbon made 18 lanyards, it could make more or less depending on how long you make yours.

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I had gotten a bag of these at a yard sale for a dollar I like using these for the lanyard clip than the two-part way you see a lot online.  Lace this through the ribbon first.

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Then sew the ribbon together.  I sewed it three times across because the girls will pull on them I am sure.

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I printed out the cookie variety and the price cheat sheet and stuck them to a green paper to match the ribbon.

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Once I cut them out I laminated them and cut the out again with my helper…

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 (who was really watching Bo on the Go)

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Punched a hole with the handy dandy crop-o-dile

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And hooked the to the lanyards!

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This is not an original idea I saw it on pinterest and I would mention the blog it came from but there wasn’t an attached author! But if you would like to see that one here is the pin link (-:  http://pinterest.com/pin/64035625923800679/

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I will keep update my blog with whatever we do for this cookie season we are so excited this year ~!

(note I got the year on the cheat sheet wrong oops! and not a single scout noticed LOL)

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I did not have a template for the cheat sheets but have gotten several request so here you go! Just print out and resize if needed (-: Let me know how they turned out!

Cookie Price Cheat  and  2015 cookie varieties LBB or just the Super Six which will be a little more rectangle than square (-:

Here are the super six from the bakers website in two different looks

I put them on Word so that you can right click as resize as needed I made the 5×5 inch with the card stock border if that helps at all (-:

Thank you to everyone who has made such nice comments!  Our troop went to our council Cookie Rally and they had them there for the passports I loved it (-: !

St Patrick’s Day Cookie Booth 2013

Since we had a booth scheduled on St Paddy’s Day I couldn’t NOT have a theme for the day right??? So I made this for our three chilly leprechauns that worked the booth that day.

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The Thin Mints were the green green grass of Ireland…..

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And the Savannah Smiles were the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow~!

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Leprechauns  business meeting…..

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It was 31 degrees out and we stood outside selling for 3 hours we sold a mere 24 boxes but these girls kept it together and worked their shamrocks off! I am so proud of all my girls and the hard work they put into this year we had 7 booths and sold just shy of 3500 boxes (-:

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Bling Your Booth Contest 2013 – WE WON!

Yes that’s right we won our Service Unit’s Bling Your Booth Contest and we couldn’t be more excited! I have wanted to blog our booth since March 1st but I didn’t want to give away our secret (-:  

Our theme this year Super Girl Scouts!

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The cookie sale theme this year was What Can A Girl Do?  A World of Good

Well we tweeked it a little and said What Can A Girl Do? She Can Save the World!

I had searched all over rthe internet and Pinterest and saw nothing that matched Super Scout; Super Girl Scout; Super Hero Girl Scout…you get the idea….with the exception of the capes that ended up NOT working everything we did was original (-: (today I see on pinterest our idea has now been pinned lots of times! So we hope this helps give ideas to other troops!)

So to begin we had capes made out of t-shirts I cut out a superman logo as a pattern (-:

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I ironed on all the cookies on t-shirts that match the cookie boxes.

Even made one with the GS cookie theme:

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My friend and fellow Scout Mom Stacey made these awesome headband bows for the girls with the ribbon that inspired it all…

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I got the ribbon from BestRibbons.com in case you were wondering (-:

The girls had a blast being super scouts !

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Until the capes started to strangle and irritate them!

soooo back to the creative brain to get better capes I could not have the girls miserable after all.

SO I bought capes at Walmart and they had mask WOOHOO!

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Of course I blinged them up!

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Now those made them fly!

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Nothing makes me happier than to see these kids like this (-:

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Super strong super Scout!

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And our table lay out had to have the super hero BAM POW BOOM signs right? and notice our troop elf was even super!

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So congrats Troop 1391 for winning the Bling Your Booth Contest 2013!  I can not wait until next year (-;

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Our First Cookie Booth of the Year 2013 “Snuggie Up!”

It was FREEZING!~ and windy and snowy but five of my scouts signed up for the day and all five were determined to have fun.  So what did we do to keep warm and have a fun booth?? We Snuggied Up!

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We kept the cookies in boxes because what you can’t see in the pictures is the snow that would have gotten the boxes wet.  It was 31 degrees out that first booth day and we had a different theme in mind for out full out bling but on this day my Scouts just needed to stay toasty (-:

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snuggies made it easy to keeping track of the cookies we sold

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They did so well sold 68 boxes of cookies took turns eating lunch in Ms Erin’s warm car and started back to selling. 

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At times the snuggies came off because they were just a little awkward, but it was a fun day! and we only had 7 booths  more to go!~

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Make sure you keep stopping by to see the rest of our cookie season blog post (-:

Our Troop’s Journey Through Our First Cookie Sale pt 2 BLING YOUR BOOTH!

So we got our cookies and delivered them, it was quite a task but we weren’t finished yet!

Now on to the booth sales….Abby took a few girls to the first one at the local Kroger.  They did pretty well! Then I got to take a few girls to the second spot, not the greatest spot but we did pretty well too!

The night before our neighbor (also a brownie) spent the night and helped make a sign ….they were super proud (-:

So I got my crafty leader thinking cap on how will I hold this sign up??? Coffee cans with sand (we had that is our garage along with couple rods from an old project) YES! So I called my two neighbors (also  brownie moms) and got the containers..but not cans hmmmm how can we cover these up???  BOXES I just happened to have them in my car and  they were the perfect size!

NOW how can we jazz  this up??  flowers the girls said so that is what we did.  We added flowers to the boxes along with a thank you and donation info….

then printed out the varieties of cookies (nice way to advertise!)put them onto leaves glued them to the paper covered rods added a flower pin wheel and wallah  A GARDEN COOKIE BOOTH!

All this was last-minute and made with everything we had on hand it was awesome!

Oh and we made a sign for the girls to hold when cars went by too (-:

The next weekend the whole troop participated in the sale (except one who was out of town  )-: )  We still  had our blinged signs but we needed  MORE…  So  as  my family sat and ate dinner  I thought to myself again what can we do different this time?? and out of the corner of  my  eye  I see  all the empty boxes the cookies  came  in….SO glittered up menu boards! 

We punched holes in the corners to add ribbon that matched the boxes and glitter.

 Each girl could wear a different cookie! and we made signs for  some  to  wear  that said DRIVE – UP SERVICE this was our Faith’s  idea and  it worked a  lot of people drove to the curb  and we sold the cookies to them without getting out of their car they loved  that (-: 

I can  not tell you  how exciting this was we even had my Mom the honorary Grandma Scout at card table testing out some crafts we wanted the girls to do. 

She had a ball and  the girls loved helping her  when we  didn’t have business.  I  also  made  snacks for all the girls because working that  hard makes a scout hungry! (thanks to http://pinterest.com/momof2peas/ for this  idea!) (I used glitter paint for more BLING!)

All in all our girls had a blast from making the booth to yelling about how great girl scout cookies are to the passerbyers …. although they did have jobs too! they took turns tallying the cookie sales and restocked when needed. After all it is a girl led activity (-:

Oh and did I mention they handed out crayons and coloring pages to the littles?? yep two boxes of 64 crayons put 2 in a snack bag and a free printable of a girl scout cookie booth!

Troop 1391 these girls are the best!

Leave us a comment and let us know what you think or better yet did you bling your booth??? leave a link!