Initial Cookie Orders due!

Parents – Don’t forget to turn in your daughter’s initial cookie orders.

“Goal Getter” order forms have been added to the Fundraisers page.  These forms should be used after your initial orders are turned in.  Yes, girls can continue to collect orders until March 9th.

January 23rd – Preorders due – Girls with orders of 175 boxes or more get a custom t-shirt in February!

February 18th – Booth Sales Begin

February 12th – Cookies Arrive! Parent volunteers needed for pickup

March 10th – Final money from cookie sales due to troop

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2011 Girl Scout Cookie Parent Guide

It’s Girl Scout cookie time beginning January 7th, 2011 in Cherokee County, Georgia.  You know that Girl Scouting provides your girl with precious lifelong experiences and values that are important to your family. The Girl Scout Cookie Activity is a key part of her experience. Much more than a way to raise money, the Cookie Activity is a hands-on leadership and entrepreneurial program. Girls learn, not from a book, but from real-life experiences. These are skills that last far beyond Cookie Season. Many successful business women and community leaders say they got their start selling Girl Scout Cookies®.

The Girl Scout Cookie program helps your daughter learn:

• Decision-Making–Learn essential business and leadership skills that are at the core of the Girl Scout experience
• Goal Setting–Become empowered with the knowledge and skills needed to set a high goal and reach it
• Money Management–Build financial literacy through hands-on experiences running her own cookie business
• People Skills–Develop self confidence and social skills through interactions with customers and other girls
• Business Ethics–Learn how to put Girl Scout values into action

How can parents help?

  • Help your daughter set a personal goal
  • Guide her in creating a contact list of friends and family members and help her practice her “elevator pitch”
  • Go with her door to door during preorders.  Make it more fun by buddying up with another parent and girl scout.
  • Help the troop pick up cookie cases on February 12th
  • Spend half an hour at a cookie booth and help us scout potential cookie booth locations.
  • Check out our updated cookies page on this site or visit littlebrownie.com for more details about the program.

Pajamas N Pancakes Nov. 13th!

Our troop will be hosting the Pajama’s N Pancakes event for the Riverwood Service unit on November 13th.  Proceeds to benefit the Annual Fund and our troop’s service projects.
Wake up your Girl Scout diva on Saturday, November 13th (after 11am of course) and surprise her with our Pajamas N Pancakes event! (Teddy bears optional)
Girl Scouts of all ages are welcome to join us for a surprisingly awesome pancake breakfast (ok brunch) with games, songs, and swaps!
Troops and parents of individually registered girl scouts please RSVP by November 6th at: http://troop2776.wufoo.com/forms/pajamas-n-pancakes/
Who: all girl scouts and a guest (individuals or as a troop)
What: Pancakes, songs, games, and swaps!
Where: Woodstock Church of Christ (219 rope mill road, Woodstock, ga)
When: November 13th from 12noon to 3pm.
Dress code: Pajamas.  Teddy bear optional.
Cost: $5, or $4 with a cat or dog toy.  Badges are available for $1.25.
Please note: Parents and troop leaders are encouraged to “surprise” their girls and transport them to the event. Parents are responsible for any siblings they bring to the event.  This event is open to individuals and troops so please share this event with parents of Girl Scouts!

Who: Troop 2776 Email troop2776@gmail.com or RSVP using the form above.

Let’s make some paper!

This year our troop is exploring ways to recycle & reuse things in ways that benefit our community.  One of the first projects we are working on is making paper.  At our first meeting I asked the girls to think about and bring to our next meeting stuff they can recycle into homemade paper.  This could include soft or smooth paper (computer paper, old fancy paper), old jeans or other cotton clothes, Christmas tinsel, dried plants or flowers, and more!

To make your own paper, visit our new crafts page or the Making Paper page.

It’s Girl Scout time!

The summer is over, school is back in session and Girl Scout troop meetings are starting up again soon!

Parent Information Meeting: August 12th, 6:30pm, Chattahoochee Technical College, Woodstock Campus (Old elementary school in downtown Woodstock)

First Troop 2776 meeting: September 3rd.

If you don’t have a sash or other Girl Scout supplies yet, don’t worry.  Our local Girl Scout council is having a sale in September.  More details at the troop meeting.

If your daughter has not been placed in a troop and you need help, contact me (under the About page) or visit http://www.riverwoodgs.org  for more information.

Girl Scout Cookies are here!

Girl Scout cookies have arrived and the girls are all very excited about our upcoming booth sales and maybe sampling a few cookies just to make sure they are ok. We ordered plenty of tag alongs and thin mints this year so hopefully we won’t run out too early!

This year, a portion of the proceeds from troop 2776’s cookie sales will go to help local animal service organizations. We will also be collecting donated boxes for soldiers stationed overseas.

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Cookie Season Is Here!

That’s right, it’s Girl Scout cookie time!  This year our troop is using proceeds to help local animal organizations including Goldens of Atlanta and Noah’s Ark.  We will also be giving donated boxes to military or local service organizations.

Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tag-a-longs

Three delicious chocolate cookies!

Our troop funds most of it’s activities through sales of cookies.  We also take this opportunity to work on activities around community service, money management, entrepreneurship, and have fun!

Contact us at troop2776@gmail.com for questions about our troop and the cookie program. We appreciate the support of our parents, the community, and our girls!

Visit http://littlebrowniebakers.com/families/index.html to learn more about the cookies.