Lakeville Girl Scouts

Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys

Cookie Training

IN-person training is critical for a successful sale. Please commit to know all of the information on the front end for a smooth and happy sale.

There are several changes for the 2019 Cookie Season, and we want your troop to be in the know. Cookie training is coming soon--Tuesday, Dec. 11th, 2018 OR Thursday, Dec. 13th Troop Cookie Managers need to attend training and Troop Leaders and troop volunteers are highly encouraged to attend-the more the merrier! We'll have all of the details on what is new for 2019 including:


*New credit card payment options (easier to use a card to buy cookies)

*New cookie booth lottery system

*New pre-order option

*New price for cookies ($5 box)

*New Gluten free cookie

*New cookie materials

*Sample ALL cookie in the 2019 line up 


Each troop will leave training a box of Thin Mints for each troop, all troop materials, and a chance to win prizes! We'll see you there!

Here is your cookie training checklist:

(You will not be able to sell cookies until these steps are completed.)


NEW Troop Cookie Managers need to:

1) Complete the online Girl Scout River Valley Cookie Training.

2) Attend in-person training on Dec 11 OR Dec. 13th. Please note the in-person training is 75 minutes. (instead of the 60 minute usual volunteer meeting)  Training will be held at Eastview Elementary School in the Commons/Cafeteria in Lakeville.


RETURNING Troop Cookie Managers

1)  Attend in-person training on Dec 11 OR Dec. 13th. Please note the in-person training is 75 minutes. (instead of the 60 minute usual volunteer meeting)  Training will be held at Eastview Elementary School in the Commons/Cafeteria in Lakeville.


2) Highly recommended to complete the online Girl Scout River Valley Cookie Training.


NEW SMART COOKIES TRAINING/SUPPORT


The Lakeville Service Unit is offering two opportunities to train in Smart Cookies before key deadlines. 


You will receive in-person help with all of your Smart Cookies questions. Both drop in open house style training will be held in the conference room at Dakota Truck, 21450 Humboldt Ct, Lakeville, MN


1) Thursday, December 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m. before the Smart Cookie Booth Lottery  deadline 


2) Sunday, January 13, 3:00-4:00 p.m. before the troop initial order deadline, Jan. 14, 2019

 

Use Google Chrome as your browser to do the training and use Smart Cookies 


Make sure your troop has a minimum of two registered adults for 2018-19 and that the cookie manager for your troop has an active adult membership for 2018-19. You also need to have an open, active Wells Fargo bank account.  If you need to add an adult, it is easiest to contact Girl Scouts River Valleys at 1-800-845-0787 to process a membership over the phone. It will take 5 minutes or less. Membership is $25 and goes to Girl Scouts USA.


You will not be able to sell cookies until these steps are completed. Lakeville Girl Scouts will be tracking attendance at cookie training and the new troop cookie manager needs to provide the certificate of completion of the online training. 


Questions? Contact Kim or Nicole at lakevillegirlscoutcookies@gmail.com The goal is to reply to your email within 36 hours.