Gs of tx ok plains staff meeting presentation 2012 part 1
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All registeredGirl Scouts cansell cookies ifthey haveparentalpermission.
• 2011-12 Program Goals Continue Cookie University Expand Cookie Program Aide Expand Cookie Corps• 2012 Sales Goals 6% increase in cookie sales over 2011 sale 2% increase in participation over 2011 sale
How do we sell cookies? Booth Sales Online Marketing Direct Sales/ Order taking
Important Cookie Program DatesCookie Sales Begins January 6 , 2012Cookies Now! events January 7, 2012Girls sell cookies to January 6 Februarycustomers. 19, 2012
How the Cookie Crumbles22% - Troop/Girl • Girl Recognitions and Cookie Bucks • Troop Profit30% - Cookie Cost and Sale Expense48% - Girl Scout Services • Program and resource materials • Facilities, including camps • Financial aid for membership needs • Program events • Staff who support girls and volunteers
Safety First! SAFEGUARDING GIRLS SAFEGUARDING MONEY• ADULT SUPERVISION • GIRLS TURN IN MONEY• DAYLIGHT HOURS REGULARLY• FOLLOW SAFETY • USE RECEIPTS TO CHECKPOINTS TRACK PRODUCT AND• MONEY OF CASH • TROOPS DEPOSIT CASH• ADHERE TO ONLINE FREQUENTLY SAFETY GUIDELINES
Money MattersSelling Price $3.50 /packageTroop Proceeds .55 /package .60 /package (C,S,A only option with no recognitions)
What Is Returning In 2012 5 Core Business Skills Goals for Service Units Service Unit Bonus Cookie Calculator Going Green with Troop Manuals
Teach Business-Building Skills MoneyGoal Setting Decision Making Management People Skills Business Ethics
Service Unit Bonus Structure Why does it matter? What will the bonus do forthe Service Unit.
Money Matters! In 2011 Texas Oklahoma Plains troops earned $1,365,876.45in troops proceeds from the Cookie Sale!
Money Matters! In 2011 Texas Oklahoma Plains Service Units earned $40,118.10in bonuses from the Cookie Sale!
What Is New In 2012Snap UpgradesStreamlined reports for Service Units and Troops to view.Transfer cookies by flavorService Units and Troops will no longer be able to add or delete girls’ names. Girl registration information will be uploaded from the Council registration software.Booth SchedulerBooth Locator
Booth SchedulerCouncil Secured Cookie Booth LocationsCookie Booth locations that are secured by the Council.Troops will request a set number of locations through the Booth Scheduler in SNAP. Round 1: Fort Worth Region will be November 15 -27, each troop may select two locations. Round 2: Fort Worth Region will be December 1 -10, each Troop may select two locations. Round 3: Fort Worth Region will be January 6 to February 19th, troops may secure unlimited locations.Clean up Sales for these locations will also be available starting January 6.
Booth SchedulerCouncil Secured Cookie Booth Locations Notifications Cookie Booth process will be run through SNAP. Emails will go out from SNAP to notify Troops which booth location/date/time they have received. Troop Cookie Chair will need to print the email confirmation and have it with him/her on the day of the Cookie Booth as confirmation of their Booth date/time/location. Note: Troop Cookie Chairs must complete their Profile in SNAP, or they will not receive an email notification about their booth assignments.
Troop Cookie BoothTroops are encouraged to secure Cookie Booths on their own, in addition to Council Secured locations.Troops should include cookies for their booth sales for the first two weeks in their initial order.Troops should request cookies at least one week prior to their booth sale.When a troop has a troop secured date/time/location they needTroop Cookie Chairs will receive a confirmation email for their booth request.
1) From the Snapshot screen within the Calendar2) Within the Schedule Booth Sales page under the Cookies Icon
Booth LocatorPotential customers can go to the GS-TOP or GSUSA website and enter their zip code for booth locations .Any Council Secured or Troop Secured Booth Locations within that zip code will pop up showing the address and location on a map.Potential customers can then go during those time periods to purchase Girl Scout Cookies.
Booth Sales verses Clean up Sales Are ways to sell directly to the public. Booth Sales held January 7 February 19 Troop earns .55 cents per package sold. Clean up Sales are the 3 weekends after the sales ends Troops earns $ 1.00 per package sold. Variety and assortments vary based on availability. Why Participate?
Booth Etiquette PledgeSome Examples of what is in the Booth Etiquette Pledge We will not complain about any of the rules that a business sets and will promise to follow them. When a double booking occurs at a business, troop volunteers will demonstrative the Girl Scout Promise and Law and come up with a mutually agreed upon solution to the problem demonstrating sound business ethics to the Girl Scouts. As a troop we will be identifiable as Girl Scouts and wear a Membership Pin, uniform or other Girl Scout clothing and have neat and clean appearances. At all times we are a representative of Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains, Inc. and will obey and live by the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
It’s As Easy As… Training your Troop Cookie Chairs in your Service Unit
Create a contact list, send e-cards and collect orders!
Be @ parent meeting• Family support is essential Parent Permission Signed•• 5 Business-building skills that last a life time – Goal Setting – Decision Making – Money Management – People Skills – Business Ethics
Family Planning MeetingReview the 5 Business Skills Review Key Dates Talk about Safety Review Products and sample the Shortbread cookie Have girls share troop goals Set up troop cookie network Talk about other resources on web Have Fun!
Key Points for Family Training Have FUN! How To Get Help Online Resources Skill Building Goals Cookies SafetyDates
Communicate!Girl/Adult Partnership• Girls who set goals sell 37% more cookies than• Hold troop progress meetings – Keep girls excited – Help with problem-solving• Communicate throughout the sale
Do Have Booth Sales• Girls who go beyond friends & family sell over 35% more• 88% of folks who are asked to buy cookies do so• But only 60% of folks are ever asked!• Win-win for girls, family adults and consumers• Girl can sell 30 to 40 packages of cookies per hour.
Booth Sale Support Traditional venues Grocery Stores Retail Stores $3.50 box FUN IDEAS Hair and nail salons High school and college athletic events Churches Cookie caravans ht Office buildings afternoon breaks Think outside the cookie box! This material has been prepared by Interbake Foods solely for the internal use of customer and contains confidential and trade secret information. The use, dissemination or copying of all or part of this material by any other party is strictly prohibited and is subject to the economic espionage act of 1996.
New Regional Top Cookie Sellers Regional Top Sellers will be award to three girls in the Fort Worth Region. Will receive their choice of: A family four pack of tickets for a day at Six Flags over Texas A family four pack of tickets for a day at Hurricane Harbor E-reader Other options may be available at a later date Three Top Council Sellers A Council Top Seller cannot be a Regional Top Seller
Project Troop to TroopCustomers sponsor packages of Girl 2011 Project Troop to Troop FactsScout Cookies that are sent to our men Over 26,000 packages of Girl Scout Cookies wereand women in uniform. sponsored in GS-TOP. The cookies were delivered by nonprofit agencies to servicemen and women stateside and overseas. Cookies have been distributed to the following organization throughout the council: Airborne Angels Cannon Air Force Base Dyess Air Force Base Helping our Heroes Socks for Soldiers Sheppard Air Force Base USO welcomed home military personnel at DFW Airport VFW