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By Kelsey Parker

The Great Lakes Aquarium has recently informed us that they are unable to host our Overnight with the Otters program that was scheduled for June 26-27, 2015.  The good news is we were able to reschedule the event for June 20-21, 2015.  We hope to see you at this wonderful program.  Girl will get a behind the scence tour and hand-on animal encounters and they can choose their own campsite on the exhibit floor...they even get to watch the otters eat their breakfast in the morning!  The program is open to girls in grades 2-5 and the cost is $40 per girl, $20 adult.

By Ben Carey

Are you looking to learn more about troop management and how to run an effective Girl Scout troop?

Troop Management Training will be offered in Willmar on April 27th starting at 6:00 pm. We'll meet at Bethel Church located at 411 Becker Ave SW.
We'll cover the basics of running a troop and how to ensure that your girls get the most out of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience!

This training is a requirement for troop leaders and assistant troop leaders but all volunteers are encouraged to attend as able.  Have you been trained before? You’re more than welcome to attend as well your experience and skills will help our session leader immensely! And who knows, you might learn something new too!

What: Troop Management Training

When: Monday, April 27th 6pm

Where: Bethel Church, 411 Becker Ave SW, Willmar Minnesota

Who: Untrained Troop Leaders and Assistant Leaders but all Volunteers are encouraged to attend

Why: Because we want to prepare you to serve your Girl Scouts the best we can!

Learn more and to sign up here: Troop Management Training

By Michelle

REGION 3 ANNUAL CELEBRATION!!

WHEN: Friday, April 17, 2015 l 6:30-8:30 pm

WHERE: First Lutheran Church, Little Falls

Join us as we celebrate and recognize our fabulous volunteers and Girl Scouts!

We will recognize adult award recipients; top Cookie sellers from Region 3; Leaders Day Card Contest winners; and Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award recipients!

RSVP to Bonnie 320-515-4187

You may also drop any registration forms with Monica at the Regional Celebration!

By Tricia Andrews

Minnesota Lynx Girl Scout Day| Friday, June 5, 2015 | Target Center | Girl Scoutsand Families |$20 or $25 Girl Scouts Packages

Celebrate Minnesota Lynx Girl Scout Day by watching Lindsay Whalen, Maya Moore and the rest of the Minnesota Lynx take on the Tulsa Shock!  Don't miss the Lynx and their home opener!  All Girl Scouts will receive a gift with a Lynx Girl Scout patch and other fun prizes!  Party Zone activities include Girl Scout March Across the Court, face painting, pop-a-shot, games and photos with Lynx mascot Prowl.  Click here for registration details, or contact Kate LaFerriere at 612-673-1686 or laferriere@timberwolves.com.

By Tricia Andrews

Minnesota Lynx Girl Scout Day| Friday, June 5, 2015 | Target Center | Girl Scoutsand Families |$20 or $25 Girl Scouts Packages

Celebrate Minnesota Lynx Girl Scout Day by watching Lindsay Whalen, Maya Moore and the rest of the Minnesota Lynx take on the Tulsa Shock!  Don't miss the Lynx and their home opener!  All Girl Scouts will receive a gift with a Lynx Girl Scout patch and other fun prizes!  Party Zone activities include Girl Scout March Across the Court, face painting, pop-a-shot, games and photos with Lynx mascot Prowl.  Click here for registration details, or contact Kate LaFerriere at 612-673-1686 or laferriere@timberwolves.com.

By Tricia Andrews

Minnesota Lynx Girl Scout Day| Friday, June 5, 2015 | Target Center | Girl Scoutsand Families |$20 or $25 Girl Scouts Packages

Celebrate Minnesota Lynx Girl Scout Day by watching Lindsay Whalen, Maya Moore and the rest of the Minnesota Lynx take on the Tulsa Shock!  Don't miss the Lynx and their home opener!  All Girl Scouts will receive a gift with a Lynx Girl Scout patch and other fun prizes!  Party Zone activities include Girl Scout March Across the Court, face painting, pop-a-shot, games and photos with Lynx mascot Prowl.  Click here for registration details, or contact Kate LaFerriere at 612-673-1686 or laferriere@timberwolves.com.

By Tricia Andrews

Minnesota Lynx Girl Scout Day| Friday, June 5, 2015 | Target Center | Girl Scoutsand Families |$20 or $25 Girl Scouts Packages

Celebrate Minnesota Lynx Girl Scout Day by watching Lindsay Whalen, Maya Moore and the rest of the Minnesota Lynx take on the Tulsa Shock!  Don't miss the Lynx and their home opener!  All Girl Scouts will receive a gift with a Lynx Girl Scout patch and other fun prizes!  Party Zone activities include Girl Scout March Across the Court, face painting, pop-a-shot, games and photos with Lynx mascot Prowl.  Click here for registration details, or contact Kate LaFerriere at 612-673-1686 or laferriere@timberwolves.com.

By Maureen Graham

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!  Thank YOU and please extend our thanks to your parents, cupboard managers, community product sales managers, and anyone else who did extra work during the 2015 Cookie Sale Program to help girls achieve their goals. It is much appreciated!

 

Now that the sale is completed, please close any open Cookie Apps you have been using (COCO, Cupboard, etc.) so that during the next cookie sale when the app is re-opened, all of any upcoming updates will be readily available to you.

 

2014 Cookie Dough expires on April 30, 2015. 

 

2015 Cookie Dough is currently being printed and put together.  This will be sent to the 01 Troop Leader as soon as we can get it out the door.  Adventure Points will be mailed directly to girls.  We should have both the Cookie Dough and Adventure Points out before the end of the month. Recognition items will be sent in early May to community product sales managers for distribution to troops.

 

The Buy 5 Packages Win 5 Cases promotion was a success. We had over 4300 entries!!!  One winner was drawn per region.  Congratulations to our winners!:

Region     Name                   City

R01            Sam F.                  Becida

R02            Greta Q.              Finlayson

R03            Elizabeth W.     Mora

R04            Amy K.                 Avon

 

It’s not too early to start thinking about putting together your Annual Troop Financial ReportAn accurate accounting of troop funds is required every year. Complete and return this entire form, to your Troop Finance Consultant (TFC) or Service Unit Manager (SUM) or Treasurer (SUT) by June 15. (Please do a file, save as to your computer before entering information.  This form will automatically calculate income, expenses, and final balance.  Please enter expenses as negative numbers. You may print out and fill in the form if you prefer.) Attach the most recent troop bank statement and a copy of your checkbook register that corresponds to the dates of this report. The troop leader should keep all receipts and canceled checks on file for seven years. Make a copy of this report for your troop’s records. Questions about the Annual Troop Financial Report?  Contact your Product Sales and Finance Specialist. 

 

By Maureen Graham

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!  Thank YOU and please extend our thanks to your parents, cupboard managers, community product sales managers, and anyone else who did extra work during the 2015 Cookie Sale Program to help girls achieve their goals. It is much appreciated!

 

Now that the sale is completed, please close any open Cookie Apps you have been using (COCO, Cupboard, etc.) so that during the next cookie sale when the app is re-opened, all of any upcoming updates will be readily available to you.

 

2014 Cookie Dough expires on April 30, 2015. 

 

2015 Cookie Dough is currently being printed and put together.  This will be sent to the 01 Troop Leader as soon as we can get it out the door.  Adventure Points will be mailed directly to girls.  We should have both the Cookie Dough and Adventure Points out before the end of the month. Recognition items will be sent in early May to community product sales managers for distribution to troops.

 

The Buy 5 Packages Win 5 Cases promotion was a success. We had over 4300 entries!!!  One winner was drawn per region.  Congratulations to our winners!:

Region     Name                   City

R01            Sam F.                  Becida

R02            Greta Q.              Finlayson

R03            Elizabeth W.     Mora

R04            Amy K.                 Avon

 

It’s not too early to start thinking about putting together your Annual Troop Financial ReportAn accurate accounting of troop funds is required every year. Complete and return this entire form, to your Troop Finance Consultant (TFC) or Service Unit Manager (SUM) or Treasurer (SUT) by June 15. (Please do a file, save as to your computer before entering information.  This form will automatically calculate income, expenses, and final balance.  Please enter expenses as negative numbers. You may print out and fill in the form if you prefer.) Attach the most recent troop bank statement and a copy of your checkbook register that corresponds to the dates of this report. The troop leader should keep all receipts and canceled checks on file for seven years. Make a copy of this report for your troop’s records. Questions about the Annual Troop Financial Report?  Contact your Product Sales and Finance Specialist. 

 

By Maureen Graham

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!  Thank YOU and please extend our thanks to your parents, cupboard managers, community product sales managers, and anyone else who did extra work during the 2015 Cookie Sale Program to help girls achieve their goals. It is much appreciated!

 

Now that the sale is completed, please close any open Cookie Apps you have been using (COCO, Cupboard, etc.) so that during the next cookie sale when the app is re-opened, all of any upcoming updates will be readily available to you.

 

2014 Cookie Dough expires on April 30, 2015. 

 

2015 Cookie Dough is currently being printed and put together.  This will be sent to the 01 Troop Leader as soon as we can get it out the door.  Adventure Points will be mailed directly to girls.  We should have both the Cookie Dough and Adventure Points out before the end of the month. Recognition items will be sent in early May to community product sales managers for distribution to troops.

 

The Buy 5 Packages Win 5 Cases promotion was a success. We had over 4300 entries!!!  One winner was drawn per region.  Congratulations to our winners!:

Region     Name                   City

R01            Sam F.                  Becida

R02            Greta Q.              Finlayson

R03            Elizabeth W.     Mora

R04            Amy K.                 Avon

 

It’s not too early to start thinking about putting together your Annual Troop Financial ReportAn accurate accounting of troop funds is required every year. Complete and return this entire form, to your Troop Finance Consultant (TFC) or Service Unit Manager (SUM) or Treasurer (SUT) by June 15. (Please do a file, save as to your computer before entering information.  This form will automatically calculate income, expenses, and final balance.  Please enter expenses as negative numbers. You may print out and fill in the form if you prefer.) Attach the most recent troop bank statement and a copy of your checkbook register that corresponds to the dates of this report. The troop leader should keep all receipts and canceled checks on file for seven years. Make a copy of this report for your troop’s records. Questions about the Annual Troop Financial Report?  Contact your Product Sales and Finance Specialist. 

 

By Maureen Graham

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!  Thank YOU and please extend our thanks to your parents, cupboard managers, community product sales managers, and anyone else who did extra work during the 2015 Cookie Sale Program to help girls achieve their goals. It is much appreciated!

 

Now that the sale is completed, please close any open Cookie Apps you have been using (COCO, Cupboard, etc.) so that during the next cookie sale when the app is re-opened, all of any upcoming updates will be readily available to you.

 

2014 Cookie Dough expires on April 30, 2015. 

 

2015 Cookie Dough is currently being printed and put together.  This will be sent to the 01 Troop Leader as soon as we can get it out the door.  Adventure Points will be mailed directly to girls.  We should have both the Cookie Dough and Adventure Points out before the end of the month. Recognition items will be sent in early May to community product sales managers for distribution to troops.

 

The Buy 5 Packages Win 5 Cases promotion was a success. We had over 4300 entries!!!  One winner was drawn per region.  Congratulations to our winners!:

Region     Name                   City

R01            Sam F.                  Becida

R02            Greta Q.              Finlayson

R03            Elizabeth W.     Mora

R04            Amy K.                 Avon

 

It’s not too early to start thinking about putting together your Annual Troop Financial ReportAn accurate accounting of troop funds is required every year. Complete and return this entire form, to your Troop Finance Consultant (TFC) or Service Unit Manager (SUM) or Treasurer (SUT) by June 15. (Please do a file, save as to your computer before entering information.  This form will automatically calculate income, expenses, and final balance.  Please enter expenses as negative numbers. You may print out and fill in the form if you prefer.) Attach the most recent troop bank statement and a copy of your checkbook register that corresponds to the dates of this report. The troop leader should keep all receipts and canceled checks on file for seven years. Make a copy of this report for your troop’s records. Questions about the Annual Troop Financial Report?  Contact your Product Sales and Finance Specialist. 

 

 

By Kelsey Parker

 

 Girl Scouts of the USA offers great ideas for preparing girls – even middle school girls – for college, and even has suggestions for incorporating college prep into troop or group activities.   Visit http://www.girlscouts.org/for_adults/leader_magazine/2006_summer/college_bound.asp for scholarship and college readiness resources. 

 

Closer to home, girls are invited to “college camp” put on by Bemidji State University and GSMWLP.  Girls will have the opportunity to get the inside scoop on how to prepare for college from university experts;  admissions, financial aid and career services.  Girls will have the opportunity to choose which majors they would like to explore when the visit departments like nursing, psychology, education and criminal justice.  They will also get to stay in the campus residence halls, eat in the university dinning center and take part in other fun activities on campus.

 

Cost includes meals, snacks, overnight accomodations on campus, activity supplies and t-shirt.  

Grades:  6-12

Cost:  $75 girl, $50 adult

Date:  August 4-5, 2015, from 10am-4pm

By Ashley Rauwolf

This Saturday, April 11th, the Duluth Shop will be open! It's a special opprotunity to give your daughter the chance to spend the last of her 2014 Cookie Dough, which expires in just a few weeks, on April 30th. Come down to the office and meet our newest team member, Donna Geirsdorf-Thompson, who is our new Retail Sales Manager. The new membership specialist, me (Ashley Rauwolf) will also be in the shop, so if you have any questions about registering for the 2015-2016 year, it will be a great opprotunity to stop in and ask while shopping!

If you have any questions, please contact Donna at 218-302-3184 or dg-thompson@gslakesandpines.org or Ashley at 218-302-3181 or arauwolf@gslakesandpines.org 

By Ashley Rauwolf

Dear Volunteers,

Many of you have had questions about the three packets you have recieved recently about membership. These include Circle of Friends, Spring Renewal: Early Bird, and Duluth Frozen Parties.

Circle of Friends is a summer mailing program that your girls may sign up for as individuals. It's a great way for girls to stay active in Girl Scouting during the summer, and it's also a wonderful way for girls to invite their friends to join Girl Scouts! Each family in your troop should have recieved three flyers; please don't be shy about sharing them with friends and family.

Spring Renewal, or as we like to call it Early Bird, is an easy way to reregister your Girl Scouts for the 2015-2016 membership year! As an added bonus, if you complete the enclosed roster and return it to either the Duluth or Waite Park offices, your girls can earn an adorable Girl Scout partridge patch, and you and your co-leader can earn free memberships. The roster also has a space to indicate that you are using Circle of Friends to reregister. All rosters must be returned by June 15th to be eligable for prizes.

Duluth Frozen Parties are a fun way for your Girl Scouts to celebrate a fantastic year of Girl Scouting and a wonderful cookie sale. Its also an excellent opprotunity for girls to invite a friend to experience the fun of Girl Scouting! Girls can register individually using the invitations you recieved in your Frozen packet, or you can return your spring renewal roster to indicate with girls are attending a party. Please RSVP by Friday, April 10th.

The truely exciting thing about these mailings is that you can stack them! You can get Circle of Friends for your girls, indicate that on the Spring Renewal roster, and use the roster to register your girls for a Frozen Party

For any questions please contact Ashley at (218) 302-3184 or arauwolf@gslakesandpines.org 

By Ashley Rauwolf

Dear Families,

This years Frozen parties are an exciting opprotunity to celebrate a great year of Girl Scouting! They are a great time to celebrate with old friends and to make new friends...maybe your daughter can even introduce a new friend to the world of Girl Scouting!

At each Frozen party there will be a great drawing for a set of matching Girl Scout Barbies for any girl who brings a friend who is new to Girl Scouting. 

In addition, any girl who attends either of the Frozen Parties will be entered into a Grand Prize Drawing for $100 family programming at one of our camp properties. 

The Frozen Parties are at the following times and locations:

Tuesday, April 14th
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Good Shepard Church

OR

Friday, April 17th
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Piedmont Elementary School

Please Register by Friday, April 10th.

For questions, please contact Ashley at (218) 302-3181 or arauwolf@gslakesandpines.org.


 

By Kelsey Parker

Do you know what you want to be when you grow up? What's your dream? Maybe you know or maybe you don't. Either way is fine! But one things is true: you can be anything you want to be! Explore your future and Girl Scouts at this Barbie themed career exploration program. Join us this Thursday, April 9th there will be a Be Anything, Do Everything Barbie party at the Community Room at Northwoods Bank in Park Rapids from 5:30-7:30pm.  All girls in grades K-3 are invited to attend!  Cost is $5, please RSVP to Kelsey Parker at kparker@gslakesandpines.org by Wednesday, April 8th.

By Kelsey Parker

World Thinking Day will be held in Bemidji, April 18th from 3-5pm at Bemidji Middle School.  The cost is $3 per girl.  This will be a wonderful event for girls and adults to learn more about the Ojibwe and other Native American peoples.  This event will be specifically for girls by women of both Native and Non Native culture.  You will be able to learn about the Moon Daughters from our Keynote Speaker:  Lenore Barsness, make a friendship pouch or spend time learning about Native American stories and the rolls that girls and women play in the tribe.  

 

Please RSVP to Kelsey Parker either to kparker@gslakesandpines.org or by phone 218-308-9051 by Monday, April 13th.

 

By Michelle

Dance the night away with Troop 78 as the DJ plays music for a Frozen-themed Dance. 
A light dinner will be provided.

WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 2015 | 4:00 - 8:30 P.M.

WHERE: Camp Ripley Training and Community Center  

COST: $15.00 per girl – adults are free          

Frozen activities will be:

·       Mask making

·       Make your own snow

·       Build your own snowman snack

·       Picture booth – 2.00 extra

Bring-a-Friend: Every girl bringing a friend, both the girl's and the friend’s name will be put into a separate drawing for a special prize.

By Kelsey Parker

Calling all Girl Scouts! The dates for the 2016 Chicago trip have been set!  Join us for 5 days of fun in the windy city, June 23-27. 2016.  Attractions may include:  Shedd Aquarium, Museum of Science and Industry, Adler Planetarium, Field Museum, Navy Pier, Magnificent Mile, Willis Tower Sky Deck and much more!  We will be staying at the Quality Inn Schaumburg located just outside of the city check it out here: http://www.qualityinn.com/hotel-schaumburg-illinois-IL321.

The trip is open to girls going into grades 4-8 and HALF of the trip could be paid for in cookie dough!  We already have 9 participants signed up and you don't want to miss out.  The cost of the trip is $550 and includes motocoach transportations from Baxter/Brainerd and Waite Park through the duration of the trip, most meals, all overnight accomodations, entrance fees, t-shirt and patch!

By Kelsey Parker

Calling all Girl Scouts! The dates for the 2016 Chicago trip have been set!  Join us for 5 days of fun in the windy city, June 23-27. 2016.  Attractions may include:  Shedd Aquarium, Museum of Science and Industry, Adler Planetarium, Field Museum, Navy Pier, Magnificent Mile, Willis Tower Sky Deck and much more!  We will be staying at the Quality Inn Schaumburg located just outside of the city check it out here: http://www.qualityinn.com/hotel-schaumburg-illinois-IL321.

The trip is open to girls going into grades 4-8 and HALF of the trip could be paid for in cookie dough!  We already have 9 participants signed up and you don't want to miss out.  The cost of the trip is $550 and includes motocoach transportations from Baxter/Brainerd and Waite Park through the duration of the trip, most meals, all overnight accomodations, entrance fees, t-shirt and patch!

By Ashley Rauwolf

Spring is here and that means its time to renew your Girl Scout memberships! The week of March 30th, you will be recieving your Early Bird spring renewal packet in the mail. This year we are offering two exciting new options: a bright new patch featuring a Girl Scout-themed partridge and free 2015-2016 memberships for each troop's 01 and 02 when all materials are turned in by June 15th.

To earn these great rewards for you, your co-leader, and your girls, please complete the enclosed troop roster as indicated, marking which girls will be renewing, which girls will not be renewing, and how many new girls your troop can accept next fall. Please return the roster with payment to the Waite Park Regional Center at:

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines
400 Second Avenue South
Waite Park, MN 56387

You will also have the opprotunity to turn in your roster with payment at the Duluth Frozen Parties or your service unit's Court of Awards.

To ensure that you don't miss these exciting opprotunites, make sure to turn in completed rosters by June 15th. For questions, please contact Ashley at arauwolf@gslakesandpines.org or (218) 302-3181.

Thank you again for all that you do! 

By Ashley Rauwolf

It's time to celebrate a great year of Girl Scouts and a fantastic cookie sale! All families from Duluth and the surrounding areas are invited to attend either of the Frozen-themed Girl Scout parties! 

Tuesday, April 14th, 5:30-7:30 pm
Good Shepard Church

OR

Friday, April 17th, 6:00-8:00 pm
Piedmont Elementary School

There will be crafts, games, and Frozen-inspired snacks and photo booth!

Encourage girls to invite their friends and recieve matching Girl Scout jelly bands and entry into a drawing for matching Girl Scout Barbies! 

Please register by clicking on the Frozen patch on the home page of the website, by returning the membership form on the back of their invitation, or by giving their registration form to their leader.

All attendees will also be registered for a region-wide drawing for a $100 family program credit at any of the four council properties.

For questions, please contact Ashley at arauwolf@gslakesandpines.org or (218) 302-3184. 

By Ashley Rauwolf

At this point, most of you will have received an envelope from the Girl Scouts with three Circle of Friends program flyers. We are hoping that you are as excited as we are about this great way to keep your girl active in Girl Scouts over the summer. We are also hoping that your daughter will share those two extra flyers with friends and family! What a great way to welcome summer! You register by mailing the flyer to:

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines
400 Second Avenue South
Waite Park, MN 56387

or by bringing it to the Duluth Regional Office. For questions, please contact Ashley at arauwolf@gslakesandpines.org or (218) 302-3181.

By Maureen Graham

March 22, the last day for girl credit, is fast approaching.  Thank you to everyone who has helped girls to succeed in running their cookie business this season!  We have several updates to help you through the next stage of the cookie sale.

 

COCOdirect packages were uploaded to Snap this week.  Our girls have sold 2,306 online so far, which is exciting for a first year program.  Congratulations girls!  We will make sure that any additional packages sold online this weekend are credited to girls before the recognitions orders are placed next week.

 

Gluten Free Trios have also been transferred in Snap. Troops will notice that Trios are showing up as Cranberry Citrus Crisps. This will have the smallest impact on next year’s orders.  The key in distinguishing which are Trios is that they are being transferred from the Gluten Free Cupboard.  Because Snap is not currently set up for two different price points, we are not able to increase the dollar amount for Trios so they are currently billing at the same price as the other cookies.  Please note that we will add the extra dollar per Trios package and enter that as a Gluten Free Bank adjustment after the final ACH debit.

 

The last day for RETURNS is Tuesday, March 24.

·         Troops may only return full unopened/unmarked cases (up to the number of girls selling in the troop) if the troop met the requirements of 120 packages per girl selling on the initial order (this can be done at your local cookie cupboard, also). 

Not sure if your troop met this requirement?  Go into ABC Snap > Reports > Troop Balance Summary (make sure to filter by packages)…look for the initial order line – this will tell you how many packages the troop had on the initial order – and divide it by the number of girls selling for the troop.

·         This is a one time return per troop and has to be completed by Tuesday, March 24 (no exceptions).

·         Remember, Exchanges may still be done if you have a full unopened/unmarked case of cookies for a different full unopened/unmarked case of cookies, as long as we have the varieties in stock.

 

March 25th: Troop Recognition Order due in SNAP.  Remember to transfer packages to girls before creating the recognition order. 

 

The second ACH debit will occur March 25.  The amount being withdrawn will be 50% of the remaining balance owed.  The final ACH debit will be April 8 for the remaining balance due.  Troops having difficulty collecting money from families must fill out an Outstanding Money Report and notify the council at least seven days prior to the ACH date to have their debit amount adjusted.  Outstanding Money Reports must be sent no later than April 3, 2015.  Questions? Contact your Product Sales and Finance Specialist. 

The Waite Park and Duluth Cookie Cupboards will be open the following for the rest of the cookie season:

Saturday, March 21 – 9:00am-12:00pm

Monday, March 23 – 8:30am-5:30pm

Tuesday, March 24 – 8:30am-5:30pm

Wednesday, March 25 - 8:30am- 5:30pm

After Wednesday, March 25, the cookies at the Waite Park and Duluth Cupboards will be moved to the Waite Park and Duluth Girl Scout Offices.  Troops may still get cookies after March 25 as long as varieties are available.

 

Evaluations on this year’s Cookie Sale, found in the back of your Answer Book(s), are due by April 15 at the Waite Park Regional Center.  Please take the time to fill these out and return them.  They are helpful in planning next year’s sale!

 

Happy Cookie Season and Thank You again for all that you do!

 

By Maureen Graham

March 22, the last day for girl credit, is fast approaching.  Thank you to everyone who has helped girls to succeed in running their cookie business this season!  We have several updates to help you through the next stage of the cookie sale.

 

COCOdirect packages were uploaded to Snap this week.  Our girls have sold 2,306 online so far, which is exciting for a first year program.  Congratulations girls!  We will make sure that any additional packages sold online this weekend are credited to girls before the recognitions orders are placed next week.

 

Gluten Free Trios have also been transferred in Snap. Troops will notice that Trios are showing up as Cranberry Citrus Crisps. This will have the smallest impact on next year’s orders.  The key in distinguishing which are Trios is that they are being transferred from the Gluten Free Cupboard.  Because Snap is not currently set up for two different price points, we are not able to increase the dollar amount for Trios so they are currently billing at the same price as the other cookies.  Please note that we will add the extra dollar per Trios package and enter that as a Gluten Free Bank adjustment after the final ACH debit.

 

The last day for RETURNS is Tuesday, March 24.

·         Troops may only return full unopened/unmarked cases (up to the number of girls selling in the troop) if the troop met the requirements of 120 packages per girl selling on the initial order (this can be done at your local cookie cupboard, also). 

Not sure if your troop met this requirement?  Go into ABC Snap > Reports > Troop Balance Summary (make sure to filter by packages)…look for the initial order line – this will tell you how many packages the troop had on the initial order – and divide it by the number of girls selling for the troop.

·         This is a one time return per troop and has to be completed by Tuesday, March 24 (no exceptions).

·         Remember, Exchanges may still be done if you have a full unopened/unmarked case of cookies for a different full unopened/unmarked case of cookies, as long as we have the varieties in stock.

 

March 25th: Troop Recognition Order due in SNAP.  Remember to transfer packages to girls before creating the recognition order. 

 

The second ACH debit will occur March 25.  The amount being withdrawn will be 50% of the remaining balance owed.  The final ACH debit will be April 8 for the remaining balance due.  Troops having difficulty collecting money from families must fill out an Outstanding Money Report and notify the council at least seven days prior to the ACH date to have their debit amount adjusted.  Outstanding Money Reports must be sent no later than April 3, 2015.  Questions? Contact your Product Sales and Finance Specialist. 

The Waite Park and Duluth Cookie Cupboards will be open the following for the rest of the cookie season:

Saturday, March 21 – 9:00am-12:00pm

Monday, March 23 – 8:30am-5:30pm

Tuesday, March 24 – 8:30am-5:30pm

Wednesday, March 25 - 8:30am- 5:30pm

After Wednesday, March 25, the cookies at the Waite Park and Duluth Cupboards will be moved to the Waite Park and Duluth Girl Scout Offices.  Troops may still get cookies after March 25 as long as varieties are available.

 

Evaluations on this year’s Cookie Sale, found in the back of your Answer Book(s), are due by April 15 at the Waite Park Regional Center.  Please take the time to fill these out and return them.  They are helpful in planning next year’s sale!

 

Happy Cookie Season and Thank You again for all that you do!

 




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Dreams to Reality

Plan to Join us at...
The Kitchi Gammi Club Duluth, MN
Thursday, May 28, 2015 5:30pm - 8:30pm

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