Opening the Vaults: Cookie Selling

The tradition of selling Girl Guide cookies goes back to 1927 when a Girl Guide leader in Regina baked and packaged cookies for her girls to sell as a simple way to raise money for their uniforms and camping equipment.

A look back through our archival photographs reveals some tried and true cookie selling techniques.

(1978, from Girl Guides of Canada National Archives APH95)

(1978, from Girl Guides of Canada National Archives APH95)

Know your customer.

 

(1957, from Girl Guides of Canada National Archives)

(1957, from Girl Guides of Canada National Archives)

A bold display can  make your product stand out.

 

(c. 1970s from Girl Guides of Canada National Archives APH474)

(c. 1970s from Girl Guides of Canada National Archives APH474)

Going door-to-door may increase your sales and help you meet your neighbours.

 

(Elmira Brownies Promote Girl Guide Cookies, 1977. From Girl Guides of Canada National Archives APH96)

(Elmira Brownies Promote Girl Guide Cookies, 1977. From Girl Guides of Canada National Archives APH96)

Practicing at a unit meeting before going out to fundraise helps to boost girls’ confidence.

 

(c. 1978 from Girl Guides of Canada National Archives APH94)

(c. 1978 from Girl Guides of Canada National Archives APH94)

Selling at community events – and to hard-working Mounties – is a great way to boost sales.


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