Although my oldest daughter has been in Girl Scouts for a few years (she’s now a Brownie) this was our first year going door to door. It was SUPER cold outside, but we decided to give it a shot. The girls were excited, and were pretty good sports about it! We geared up with hats, gloves, scarves and boots and Daddy followed along in the truck. LOL
I tried to prep the girls just in case someone turned them down, but surprisingly EVERYONE we talked to bought at least one box, which was super nice of them. Especially the houses that had their own girl scouts!
With two girl scouts (my youngest is a brand new Daisy!) cookie time is even more hectic! I’m trying to keep things as organized and easy as possible. I made some reference cards for the girls to wear while going door to door to help remind them of all the important info they would need, and they proved to be quite handy during our door-to-door sales!
To make things easier for delivery I created some thank you tags to fill out and attach to each bag. The last couple years we only sold to friends and family and I used sticky notes. That works fine, but this year I wanted to make something a little cuter, and more professional. =)
I printed them on card stock, completed one for each order, then cut them apart and punched a hole in them with plans to tie them with a ribbon onto the bags. I left the bottom area blank on the free printable (scroll down for the link) so you can have your child sign their name and Troop number at the bottom too! If your scout is old enough they can do most/all of the work!
Then I geeked out a bit more…I made custom QR code stickers to attach to each box so customers can simply scan with with their smartphone cameras (or QR code app) and go directly to each girls’ Digital Cookie website if they want to order more! (The stickers are easily removable and don’t leave any residue if customers are gifting cookies and don’t want a sticker, so no worries!)
I’d love to hear your tips & tricks for making cookie time go smoothly! Please leave a comment and help us newbies! =)