If you have too many cookies:
Many troops are wrapping up their cookie sale now.
If you find yourself with a few extra cases of
cookies, here are some ideas for how to get rid of your extra cookies:
- Post to your neighborhood email list. A lot of people are
looking for a few cookies here and there to fill last-minute
orders or fill out their Gift of Caring donations. Some troops
are still boothing so they and their girls can reach their goals.
transfer some of your remaining packages to another troop,
and then they're gone!
- Notify your neighborhood cookie manager. She/he will
know of any troops still looking for cookies. (And if
you're looking for cookies, these two are good places
- Notify all the girls in your troop, and their parents.
Often people have heard of others who wanted cookies, but
thought it was too late. Some troops just divide the extras
among the girls--if you have 50 boxes left and ten girls, that's
only five boxes each!
- If you just have a couple of boxes, consider giving
them as troop thank-yous to the school you meet at, the
stores you held your cookie booths, or volunteers who have
helped your troop with program.
- You can use a couple of boxes for snack for the next couple of weeks.
- If there are just a few boxes, add them to your Gift of Caring.
Or consider asking one of
your troop parents or their business to make the purchase for Gift of Caring and
donate them to your troop's favorite charity.
- Pick up an extra cookie booth. Booths that have
been cancelled by other
troops are listed as "Troop 4500" (a fake troop number).
There are still vacancies in the
store schedules as well.
To request a booth, please fill out the
- Set up a small
cookie booth on your own. Consider asking for
permission to set up a table at your school,
workplace or place of worship. After the end of
sales (March 16), I cannot schedule
a cookie booth at one of
the large chains (Fry's, Safeway, etc.), but many
store managers are sympathetic if you ask them
politely. I suggest trying Albertsons, Bashas', or
your local video store
as those managers have the authority to set up
booths at their own stores (where Safeway/Fry's are
corporate scheduled). Maybe one of your parents
owns a business that will let you booth. Think
outside the box for times, as well--you don't
have to booth on the weekend. Cookie
booths in the early evening during the week can be
- Get permission from a nearby apartment complex and
load up the wagons with cookies and go door-to-door.
Girls can work in pairs with an adult watching nearby.
Many troops have reported that this is a faster way to
sell cookies than a cookie booth! Be sure to observe
no solicitating signs.
- Load up the car and do the same thing in a residential
neighborhood. Girls can walk in pairs to the houses,
with cases of mixed cookies in hand, with adults
supervising. Catch people in the early evening or on
the weekend when they're home.
- If you have a huge number of extra cookies, please let
me know and I will try to direct troops to you to pick up
their extra cases.