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!
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