Cookie season is in full force and that means the ever-popular Bling Your Booth contest is right around the corner! Let the decorating begin, take a photo and participate in the contest! Highly visible cookie booths can result in more sales and are a fun way for Girl Scouts to engage in the cookie booth experience!
It’s simple – pick an interest area like sports, cooking, outdoors or another and create a booth display around it. Remember to showcase the 5 skills!
There are four weeks of competition of Facebook voting and weekly prizes for 1st – 3rd place like Cookie Dough and patches! The contest will culminate with a contest between each of the first place booths to win the ultimate grand prize, a BLING party! There will be a “green carpet” experience, great food, swag bags and a visit from CEO Joy Wheeler and MORE for the most blingin’ booth this cookie season!
While Junior Girl Scout Troop 3591 from Gladstone, Missouri has done booth sales before, this is their first year participating the in the Bling Your Booth contest (you wouldn’t know that by looking at their sweet setup this year)!
Blinging their booth has been a true group effort! The girls in Troop 3591 collectively decided to use the 2015 Cookie Program theme “Lead the Change” and the polar bear as their inspiration for booth décor. They brainstormed what they wanted incorporated into the booth and then broke into groups to create each element!
They took their booth to Cookie Kick-Off weekend hosted by Service Unit 604 on January 3, won first place in the booth decorating contest and are looking forward to participating in the council-wide Bling Your Booth contest!
Troop 3591 is hoping their snazzy booth wins them some prizes but also increases cookie sales this year. The goal is for the troop to average 150 boxes sold per girl and divide their cookie proceeds in half – donating 50% to Harvesters and using the other 50% to go on the council-sponsored trip to St. Louis this summer.
We have no doubt that they’ll achieve their goal, and then some, with their attention grabbing booth and great Girl Scout saleswomen!
Good luck to Troop 3591, we can’t wait to see your booth in action during Bling Your Booth!
It’s not too late for your troop to design a sweet setup up (pun intended) for their cookie boot this year! Check out the contest rules and dates!
Don’t limit your competition to just our council, participate in the National Bling Your Booth contest!
Hosting a booth sale is an important sales technique in girls’ cookie businesses. If you are outside the KC metro and/or set up your own booth sale following guidelines in your Troop Cookie Manager manual, make sure that you follow the directions to get your booth sale in SNAP. We upload all booth sales in SNAP to the national booth locator.