Cookies

A huge thank you to all our Guiders for making sure their cookie orders met our deadline. You ladies rock!

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Recipes using Girl Guide cookies

Cookie Selling Etiquette
Where Does the Money Go?

Your Provincial Cookie Committee

Daphne Slade — Provincial Cookie Adviser nl-cookies@girlguides.ca

Melanie Moores — nl-trefoilcentralac@girlguides.ca

Deanna Cain-Hewitt — the-hewitts@hotmail.com

Cheryl Drover — cheryl_drover@msn.com

The Provincial Cookie Committee has brainstormed a number of ideas to help increase our cookie sales for the 2021 and future cookie campaigns!

Cookie Crusher Campaign

$75 Amazon Gift Card for the top seller in each branch (Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders, and Rangers) province wide. This will happen for both the fall and spring campaigns. In case of a tie, there will be a random draw to determine the winner. Contact Guiders are asked to complete the contest entry form to submit their top seller per branch. Enter the contest!

$75 Social Media Campaign (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, etc) for units and members who post using the #ggcnlcookies. There will be a $75 Amazon Gift Card for a randomly selected youth member who posts a picture using this hashtag for each campaign. There will also be a $75 pizza party prize for a randomly selected unit who posts a unit picture using this hashtag for each campaign. Please ensure all members in photos and submissions have their Image Release consent (IR.1) recorded in iMIS. Photos will also need to be submitted using the Cookie Crusher photo contest entry form to be entered into the draw. Enter the contest!

For the fall 2021 Classic cookie campaign, the contest entry deadline is December 1, 2021.

Newfoundland and Labrador Girl Guide Provincial Cookie Weeks

Cookie week dates are from April 3 to April 19. This is a great opportunity to get out in your community and sell your cookies.

If your unit/s have been out selling cookies door to door during our Provincial Cookie Weeks, please remember to send a list of your girls that participated including the units name, district and area to Daphne Slade, Provincial Cookie Adviser at nl-cookies@girlguides.ca. Going forward we ask that you forward along with your list of girls, their iMIS numbers.

There are two $50.00 prizes per area for the girls' names drawn. There is also a surprise box to the value of $100.00 that will be given to one unit in each area!

Please Note

If you have damaged cookies or other delivery issues, please take a picture of the damage and or missing cookies and make note on the delivery slip. Then submit a completed CK.2 form to Daphne Slade, Provincial Cookie Adviser at nl-cookies@girlguides.ca as soon as possible.

Group Photo Contest

Please remember to submit “group pictures” of your unit selling those delicious traditional cookies and if your picture is selected your unit will receive $50.00. There is one photo contest winner for Newfoundland and Labrador. Pictures will be published in the Newsflash.  Lets get SNAPPIN’!

Certificate for Business

Looking for a way to say thank you to a business that supported your cookie sales? Contact the provincial office at nl-provoffice@girlguides.ca for a certificate of thanks for that business.This is an awesome way to show your appreciation for their support.

Social Media

We will continue our successful promotional campaign via social media with Facebook/Instagram advertisements. Our aim is to have as many units as possible taking part in the Cookie Days in Canada weekend in whatever way is easiest for them. Let’s work together to promote this initiative and ensure its ongoing success.

Cookie History

In 1927, a Girl Guide leader in Regina baked and boxed up cookies for her girls as a simple way to raise money for uniforms and camping equipment. Little did she know that she was starting one of Canada’s greatest traditions — Girl Guide cookies!
Funds raised through cookie sales support girls and women in Guiding by:

  • Helping us provide diverse and exciting programs and activities
  • Allowing girls the chance to discover new interests, learn valuable leadership skills and making lasting friendships
  • Assist girls and leaders with attending camps and events
  • Providing training and support for leaders

There’s a lot of history behind Girl Guide cookies!

1927 - The first cookies are sold in Regina, Saskatchewan.
1929 - GGC starts selling cookies across the country.
1953 - Classic chocolate and vanilla cookies made their first appearance.
1991 - During the Gulf War, every Canadian soldier was given a box of GGC cookies upon arrival in Saudi Arabia.
1992 -Canadian astronaut Roberta Bondar, a former member, carries GGC cookies into space.
1995 – The chocolatey mint cookies are sold across Canada
2003 - All classic chocolate and vanilla and chocolatey mint cookies are produced in a nut-free and peanut-free bakery.
2009 - GGC launched reduced trans fat chocolatey mint cookies
2010 - The 100th anniversary cookie box is introduced for the classic campaign. The classic chocolate and vanilla cookies are now 0 g trans fat per serving.
2018 - New cookie box design is introduced for both sandwich and mint cookies.

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