I got a request from one of the blogs International readers to do a post about Canadian Girl Guide Cookies.
Cookies are the primary fundraising mechanism for Girl Guides in Canada. We currently sell two types of cookies. In the fall we sell chocolately mint cookies. In the spring we sell cookies with a row of vanilla sandwich cookies and a row of chocolate sandwich cookies. Cookies cost $5/box.
In Canada Girl Guides have been selling cookies since 1927. More about the history of Girl Guide cookies can be found here.
Our Cookie Rising Program is a series of badges girls earn each year they are in Sparks, Brownies, Guides and Pathfinders. They require the girls to complete cookie related activities in four themes: Financial, Social, Business and Girl Guides of Canada. The goal is to turn cookie selling from “just a fundraiser” into a learning opportunity.
Cookie All Stars
The Cookie All Stars program recognizes and rewards girls who go above and beyond with their cookie selling. It also rewards groups who conduct group sales with crests.
My unit completes the group sale objected every year and we always have a number of girls who get the individual crest for selling 7 or more cases. Most years we also have one or two girls who also receive a movie pass for selling 15 or more cases.