It's cookie season, and we are grateful for the really great weather we had last weekend. We had many reports of girls out and about selling cookies. On my way out of the office door tonight, a car pulled up and the occupants wanted cookies. I thought they were requesting an opportunity to pick up cookies, but they just wanted to buy two boxes of cookies because they were craving them. We had the same thing happen last week in Dothan when someone wanted cookies mid-week and could not wait until the weekend to find a cookie booth. Clearly, there's some pent up desire for cookies, and hopefully your girls will be able to meet the needs.
We have had some reports of locations that are especially particular about where girls are set up to sell. Please comply with their wishes, since they don't have to allow us back and we want to cooperate with their hospitality. Remember to check in with the manager and thank them for letting you be there. To touch on professionalism, we thank folks even if they don't choose to buy. We don't know their reasons, but need to respect their right to choose. It is important to be an active cookie seller. Having your ear buds in listening to music while the adults sell the cookies is not the type of girl entrepreneur image we want to present. Being engaged and involved at a cookie booth is a great way to be part of a team. I've seen some great photos of cookie drive-thrus from last weekend. As always, if you have issues, concerns, suggestions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have been working on the summer resident camp program. We are delayed on that because we had to find a new partner to provide horses for our horse camp. We are working with Riverside Ranch from Loxley. We are delighted to have this new partner, the horses are coming to camp this year are beautiful. Look for the camp program to be on our website shortly. As always, selling lots of Girl Scout cookies is a great way to earn your way to summer camp.
We know you have been busy juggling cookies and dealing with collecting money from parents. This is always a tricky proposition. Each year, we have a troop leader who comes to us after the cookie program to admit there has been a delinquent parent in their troop. It is someone they know, it is someone they trusted, but now they are in the hole financially and the troop's profit from the sale is gone because the parent owes that much. As a reminder, we are always willing to assist with parents who are not paying. We consider this theft from the girls in your troop. If you have issues with this, please contact, Teri Eversole at email@example.com. Sooner is always preferable because it is important to minimize the damage.
Just a reminder please have the funds for the first part of your cookie payment in your troop account on February 10. This ACH will be based upon all cookies picked up through February 3rd.
Thank you for all you do with the cookie program. We hope the girls are learning and having a great time!