(Closed) Former Girl Scouts or Mom’s of Girl Scouts – how many cookies?!

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How many boxes of Girl Scout Cookies would you buy? ($3.50 each)
    1-5 : (11 votes)
    73 %
    6-10 : (3 votes)
    20 %
    11-15 : (0 votes)
    16-20 : (0 votes)
    other.... : (1 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    5763 posts
    Bee Keeper

    When mine was a GS we wouldn’t allow her to sell to anyone, so we bought them all ourselves…60 boxes! Not sure what their goal is now, but that’s what we had.

    I think 3 boxes will help and she’ll be happy with that.

    Post # 4
    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I usually buy 5 boxes, not sure if that’s good or not!  I was devasted that my SO’s little sister didn’t sell cookies last year, I look forward to them so much!  🙁

    Post # 5
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I usually buy 2-3 boxes.

    Post # 6
    3943 posts
    Honey bee

    I think 2-3 boxes is good.

    @ItWasntMe: May I ask why you woulnt let her sell any?

    Post # 7
    5763 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Ha…because she was in Catholic school and they were ALWAYS selling something for fundraisers. My family and neighbors were tapped out, and we didn’t want her standing outside of supermarkets or going door to door. It was easier to just buy them and give them away.

    Post # 8
    3943 posts
    Honey bee

    @ItWasntMe: Ohh ok, got it 🙂

    Ya, we did the door to door thing while my mom followed us in the car, or waited on the sidewalk. Ohh memories!

    Post # 10
    118 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I was a girl scout and I think 2 or 3 boxes is more then enough. We never had goals for each of us, we just tried to sell as many as we could. We usually used it as a fundraiser for our troop (group trip, etc).

    If I’m approached while at the store (when it’s that time of year and they’re camped out at the grocery store) I usually just donate some money towards the troup. That way I save myself from the drama of buying yummy cookies but knowing I shouldn’t actually eat any.

    Post # 11
    689 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    My cousin’s daughter actually called my mom while I was there for a late Christmas and my sister was sitting by as well. She has gotten awards for selling the most so this year her goal was selling 200 boxes. Her first hour of calling (Im sure the ones she knew would buy) she sold 55 boxes. My mom went a little crazy. She bought 2 boxes of about 4-5 different kinds and my sister and I both added 2 boxes each of Mint Thins (yuuuum!). That little girl really knows how to sell some cookies!

    Post # 12
    1660 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    My mom was the troop leader growing up. I usually aimed to sell 85-100 boxes. I was always happy when anyone bought any # of boxes. 5-10 would have been a significant order that I would have been especially excited about.

    Post # 13
    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    My parents used to buy a case from each of us girls, and those were pretty much the only cookies we got to eat for the rest of the year, lol.

    If you decide to buy more boxes than you want/can eat, you might consider donating them to the armed forces serving overseas.  Most GS troops have a donation program for soldiers.  If they don’t have a program, look into Hugs for Soldiers; my little sister actually received a box of cookies from them during her most recent deployment to Iraq and it made her day!

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