What is a Girl Scout Cookie Booth Sale?
A Girl Scout Cookie Booth Sale is when a Troop sets up a table or booth at a public location and displays and sells boxes of Girl Scout Cookies directly to customers, allowing them to eat Girl Scout Cookies right away. Any direct in-person sales event can be a Booth sale, including Walkabouts and Railroad sales.
Here are some Cookie Booth location suggestions that you can do right in your own town:
Local sporting events
Tax prep locations
Home improvement stores
Auto repair businesses
Drive-thru booths in empty parking lots (get permission first)
Why do a Booth Sale?
Girls enjoy doing Booth sales because it's fun!! They get to interact with customers, make change and express their individuality by decorating their booth. Encourage your girls to sing songs and practice what they'll say to customers beforehand.
Booth sales are the second phase of the Cookie sale. After the order taking phase in January, Booth sales begin in February. They are a supplement to the regular Cookie order taking to help your Troop achieve its goals.
Booth sales are a great way to:
Earn additional funds for Troop activities
Boost the girls' cookie count
Make lots of people happy
Proper planning will ensure a successful and fun booth sale.
Booth Sleuth Program for 2014
Get ready for a "Booth Sleuth" at your next Booth sale. There will be volunteers going around to the different Booth sale sites in Nassau County from February through April checking for the following:
If the girls fulfill 4 of the 5 above, and they have followed the "Two Important Booth Sale Qualities" below, the Booth Sleuth will give each girl working at the booth a Cookie Star patch pin. If a pin can't be given out, they will give the adult at the booth a "certificate" noting areas needing improvement.
Two Important Booth Sale Qualities
Is the booth sales area neat and clean with no food, drinks or chewing of gum?
Are the girls polite when asking for a sale, no shouting or screaming?
Booth Sale Resources for Troop Cookie Managers
If you missed your Association training or just need a refresher, go through the VIP eTraining lessons.
Booth Sale Resources
One More Box flyer (support a girl's goals)
Booth Sale Signs to Print Out
Click here for 7 different signs that girls can hold at a Booth Sale or Walkabout.