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 (-: !

Using Resources Wisely (CDs)/End of the Cookie Season Party

At the end of every cookie season it has been a tradition in out Troop to have an end of the cookie season party.  We go year round so we don’t have an end of the year party.  Because of this I try to make it extra special.  This year I made each girl a CD scrapbook.

Supplies are as follows:  

Paper Cutter

Exacto knife

Glue Dots and Strips

Glue Runner

Old CDs

Scrapbook Paper

Stickers

Crop-o-dile Hole Punch

Scissors

Book Rings (cheaper in the office section than the craft section)

Ribbon

And small wallet size pictures 

 

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 I used my Creative Memories Circle cutters for the paper to cover the CDs, you can easily use your exacto knife too cut around the CD after you attached the scrap paper.

 

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Once I get all the paper on I punch the hole.  making sure each one is the same measurement from the edge. If they aren’t it looks really weird when the CDs don’t line up.

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I made three different versions Daisy, Brownie and Junior so as you can imagine it was a mess!

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Once done with adding the pictures and bling attach together with the book ring and add ribbon.

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TADA!

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 I also made small bags for each Scout used fabric markers to put their name on them and ironed on a wordle mix with all the girls names.  Since we had camp coming up as a reminder I made s’more baggies with the details of our trip and sealed with an owl that I found at Micheal’s.  Added their badges and more candy and was ready to give to the girls !

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 We had pizza, chips, juice boxes and cookies of course (-:

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We had the girls write on paper what they were happy for with all the intentions of making a “happy” video with them dancing around carrying their signs……that didn’t quite work out.  They were happy for so much you wouldn’t be able to see the writing on the paper!  (not to mention of couple of older wallflowers LOL)

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PIZZA!  

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 All my happy girls (-: 

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PS….here are out TOP sellers Miss Alexis (Brownie) was #1 an Miss Phoebe (Daisy) was #2 by only 8 boxes (-: ~!  

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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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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!