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Cookie Challenges

Are you a Girl Scout go-getter and a cookie creativity captain? Show us your awesome entrepreneurial moves by entering our three 2019 Cookie Challenges: Perfect Pitch, Bling Your Booth, and a new Goal-getter Challenge for older Girl Scouts only—with prizes ranging from retail swag and free Lead The Way registration to discounted GSUSA Lifetime Memberships.

Last day to submit is March 10, five days after GSNorCal's Girl Scout Cookie Program ends! All challenges begin at 12:01 AM on January 28, 2019 and end at 11:59 PM on March 10, 2019.

Perfect Pitch Instagram Challenge

We know that our Girl Scouts work hard to master marketing and customer service skills, so we want to see you proudly share them in your most compelling sales pitch. Whether a song, slogan, rap, or elevator pitch, we want to hear them! Your challenge is to film your “perfect pitch” in 60 seconds (or less!) and share it with us on Instagram for the chance to win a $75 GSNorCal Rewards Card or GSNorCal swag.

Challenge Rules & Eligibility Details

Review the official rules!

How to qualify:

  • Individuals, troops, or groups of Girl Scouts participating in the 2019 GSNorCal Cookie Program can enter.
  • Entrant must be a currently registered Girl Scout with the Girl Scouts of Northern California (GSNorCal) Council to participate.
  • Contest is for GSNorCal girl members only (not adult volunteers).
  • Troop volunteers as well as parents/guardians who are not volunteers can assist their Girl Scouts in entering by using their Instagram account to submit posts, but the entries must be girl-led and in the girls’ own words.
  • The same person can submit multiple entries on behalf of other members (ex, a troop volunteer can submit entries for each of the girls in her troop), but each entry must be in a separate post.
  • If your Instagram account is private, you may direct message us a screenshot of your post to the @gsnorcal Instagram account.

How to enter:

  • Share a 60 second* or less video of your perfect pitch and post to Instagram.
  • Include a short description of your pitch, your troop number, your first name(s), and the tags @gsnorcal #gsnorcalchallenges.
  • Entries must be posted by 11:59 PM on March 10, 2019.

*(Instagram platform restriction)

Prizes

Two (2) winners will be hand-selected by the GSNorCal Product Program team from the qualifying entries.

  • Grand Prize: $75 GSNorCal Rewards Card
  • Runner Up: GSNorCal retail swag bag (retail value of $25)
Bling Your Booth Facebook Challenge

Girl Scouts learn five essential skills as they run their cookie biz, but creative marketing ties it all together. With the Bling Your Booth contest, Girl Scouts can not only attract new customers and increase their sales, but the top two booth designs with the most votes win! Share a picture of your creatively decorated cookie booth in a comment on the official challenge Facebook post, then rally your friends and family to like your photo for the chance to win prizes!

Challenge Rules & Eligibility Details

Review the official rules!

How to qualify:

  • Individuals, troops, or groups of Girl Scouts participating in the 2019 GSNorCal Cookie Program can enter.
  • Entrant must be a currently registered Girl Scout with the Girl Scouts of Northern California (GSNorCal) Council to participate. Contest is for GSNorCal girl members only (not adult volunteers).
  • Troop volunteers as well as parents/guardians who are not volunteers can assist their Girl Scouts in entering by using their Facebook account to submit comments, but the entries must be girl-led and in the girls’ own words.
  • The same person can submit multiple entries on behalf of other members (ex. a troop volunteer can submit entries for each of the girls in her troop), but each entry must be in a separate comment.

How to enter:

  • Share at least 1 photo of your creatively decorated booth in a comment on the official Bling Your Booth Facebook post.
  • IMPORTANT: Comment must be on the original post to qualify. Comments on shares of the post will not be considered.
  • Include a short description of your booth concept, your troop number, and your first name(s).
  • Share the post and get your family, friends, and troop to vote for your booth design by liking your comment entry!
  • Entries must be posted by 11:59 PM on March 10, 2019.

Prizes

The top (2) qualifying entries with the most "Likes" on the official contest Facebook post will receive:

  • Grand Prize: $75 GSNorCal Rewards Card
  • Runner Up: GSNorCal retail swag bag (retail value of $25)

Inspiration and Resources

Goal-Getter Challenge (for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors)
Goal-Getter Challenge Kit

Calling all GSNorCal Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors—this challenge is for you! Where have Girl Scout cookies taken you? Did they fund your international travel or Silver Award project? Were you able to attend to summer camp for the first time, or purchase much needed supplies for a local shelter? Show us how you set a goal, what you did to achieve it, and how you used your well-earned proceeds to fund your dreams, and you could be selected to win 50% off a 2019 GSNorCal summer camp session of your choice or a GSUSA Lifetime Membership!

You must enter via the online entry form to be officially entered, but feel free to share your entry on your social media channels and on our Facebook Page wall, or tag us (@gsnorcal, #gsnorcalchallenges) on Instagram! You’ve worked hard, so share your accomplishments with your world!

As part of your goal-getter challenge submission, you'll receive a personalized Goal-Getter Kit to use during your booth sales this year, too! After you fill out your entry form, we'll send you an "Ask me how long I've been a Girl Scout" button, a table tent, a booklet full of ideas for earning your entrepreneurship badges, and a customized poster to display at your booth that shows your potential customers you're a goal-getter!

Challenge Rules and Eligibility Details

Review the official rules!

How to qualify:

  • You must be a GSNorCal Girl Scout at the Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador level at the time of entry, participating in the 2019 Cookie Program, and have participated in the Cookie Program at least one year in the past.
  • This contest is for individual Girl Scouts, with one entry per Girl Scout.
  • The entry can be submitted by an adult on behalf of a Girl Scout, but must be in the girl’s own words.

How to enter:

  • Submit all necessary information via the Goal-getter Challenge entry form by March 10, 2019.
  • Entries must include a text description (minimum 100 words) that showcases your goal-getting achievement from a past year in the Cookie Program as well as 1–3 pictures OR a video.
  • Your entry must clearly show 1) how you set a proceeds goal during Cookie Program in a previous year, 2) what you did to achieve it, and 3) how you used your proceeds to fund your goal.
  • You need at least 1 visual to qualify, and it must clearly illustrate at least one of the 3 points above.
  • Last chance to submit an entry is 11:59 PM on March 10, 2019.

Prizes

The GSNorCal Product Program team will hand select three (3) winners from qualified entries for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes.

  • 1st place: 50% off one (1) 2019 GSNorCal summer camp program of winner’s choice (up to $600 value) OR a free GSUSA Lifetime Membership registration ($200 value) if in 12th grade.
  • 2nd place: One (1) free registration for GSNorCal's Lead the Way 2020 ($255 value) OR 50% off a GSUSA Lifetime Membership registration if in 12th grade.
  • 3rd place: One (1) free membership registration for the Girl Scout membership year 2020 (10/1/2019–9/30/2020) OR 25% off a GSUSA Lifetime Membership registration if in 12th grade.


Questions? Please reach out to Ash Redfield via email at social@gsnorcal.org, with the subject line “Cookie Challenges Question.”