The 2014 Girl Scout
Cookie Sale is almost here!
January 23 - February 16


Dear Girl Scout Families:

The most anticipated Girl Scout program is just around the corner... girls are gearing up for what promises to be our most exciting Cookie Sale season ever. 
 
You probably already know how much fun girls have selling Girl Scout Cookies, and how excited our customers are to see them each year. But did you realize that the sale is about so much more than selling cookies... girls are learning Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills and Business Ethics.
  
As parents, we know you will support your girls throughout the sale. We hope the information in this special Cookie newsletter will help.
 
lf you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact Denise Fiorelli, product and retail sales director, at dfiorelli@gssef.org or 561-427-0180.
 
The Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida Product Sales Team!
 
How the Cookie Crumbles
 

One of the most popular questions our customers ask is "How much of the cookie money to the girls get?" If your answer is somewhere between 65 and 72 cents, you're only telling part of the story. The fact is, 100% of our cookie proceeds stay right her to benefit local Girl Scouts, and $2.57 of every box goes directly to the girls, in the form of troop proceeds, girl rewards, and the delivery of Girl Scout program. Want to learn more? Click here. 

 

Goals and Proceeds for 2014

 

The goal for the 2014 Cookie Sale is 1.6 million boxes. GSSEF has committed that if we reach that goal, the base proceed on EVERY box sold during the 2014 sale will increase from 65 to 70 cents per box. That's an additional $80,000 (or more) in proceeds that troops can earn. In addition to the new and improved rewards that girls can earn, troops can earn up to 91 cents on every box sold. How, you ask? It's easy:

 

Base proceed - $.65

Early Bird* - up to $.03

Fall Sale participation* - $.04

Cookie U participation** - $.03
Opt-out for older girls*** - $.02 

Service Unit growth**** - up to $.09

1.6 million goal bonus - $.05

For a complete list of cookie proceed options, click here.

 

*In order to be eligible for the Early Bird and Fall Sale proceeds, troops must meet participation requirements.

**Cookie U proceed is only available to Daisies through Cadettes.

***Older girl opt-out option is only available to Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors.

****Service Unit growth is a troop proceed based on the total growth in volume of all troops in the Service Unit and can be 3, 6 or 9 cents.

 
Even More Reasons to be a
Cookie U Graduate
 

Girls who participate in a program like Cookie University are more likely to reach their Cookie Sale goals. This program offers a great opportunity for Daisies through Cadettes to learn lots of valuable skills they can use during the sale and beyond. And now there is another great reason to come--girls who "graduate" from Cookie U will earn 3 cents more per box they sell for their troop. And you can choose from two great locations. There's something for parents too. Shop for Cookie Sale merchandise in our Cookie U stores, and join us for a special presentation just for parents. Click here to get all the info.

 
Justin Timberlake is up for grabs during the 2014 Cookie Sale
 

Okay, not exactly. But two tickets to Justin's March 4 concert at the BB&T Center are. And just to make it more interesting, GSSEF will provide a limousine so that the winner and her guest can travel in style. Qualifying is easy. Each Girl Scout who sells 180 or more boxes of Girl Scout Cookies during the 2014 sale will receive a chance. Sell 250 or more boxes and get two chances. All sales count, including Cookies for the Military sales. The drawing will be held on February 25 and the winner will be notified by February 26.

 
Samoa Cookie Cupcakes - A Delicious Way to Support Girl Scouts
 

For the fourth year in a row, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida teams up with South Florida Duffy's Sports Grill restaurants to create a special Samoa Cookie Cupcake dessert.

 

This limited edition dessert, available January 15-February 15th only, features a chocolate cupcake with chocolate ganache, buttercream icing and a Samoa Girl Scout cookie on top. The cupcakes will be available at all 23 Duffy's Sports Grill restaurants from Miami to Melbourne, and can be purchased for just $1, with $.50 being donated back to Girl Scouts. In the last three years, Duffy's Sports Grill has donated more than $18,000 to Girl Scouts.

 

Find a Duffy's location near you!

Cookies for the Military sends 160,000 boxes to our soldiers
  
For the last 6 years, our Girl Scouts have supported the brave men and women in our military by securing donations for the Cookies for the Military program, and to date have sent more than 160,000 boxes. The 2014 goal is 40,000 boxes.
 
GSSEF works with Forgotten Soldiers Outreach and America's Moms for Soldiers to coordinate the delivery of cookies in care packages sent to military personnel stationed both in the United States and overseas.
 
Girl Scouts will accept donations at booths, or online.
  
2014 National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend
  
Girl Scouts around the country will be celebrating National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend February 7-8, 2014. On Friday, February 7, GSSEF will partner with Duffy's Sports Grill once again to support our Cookies for the Military program. At 20 Duffy's locations around our Council, when participants donate a box of Girl Scout Cookies to the Military, they will receive a FREE box for themselves. More information on that will be coming soon.
  
Find information about all of our great 
Cookie Sale Activities and how you can 
help your Girl Scout achieve her goals at our