Category Archives: Cookie Bits N Bites

Stories about Girl Guide Cookies, Members strategies for selling them, and how a cookie can lead to girl greatness!

Be prepared… for bears

Over the past few years I’ve heard from many friends, family and members of the community that they’re always wondering when Girl Guides will come to their door selling Girl Guide cookies. So when cookie delivery day in Sudbury landed … Continue reading

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Girl Guide cookies + green activities = a sweet combo!

It’s that time of year! Yes, our chocolate and vanilla Girl Guide cookie season is underway… and with it comes the cardboard boxes and cases taking over meeting spaces, basements, and garages. As we approach Earth Day (April 22), many … Continue reading

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Opening the Vaults: Vintage Girl Guide cookie boxes

Our spring cookie season is ramping up, a tasty tradition that started in 1927 when girls in Regina sold cookies to raise money for their uniforms and camping equipment. Many visitors to our archives are drawn to the vintage cookie … Continue reading

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Cookie All Stars – More Than Just a Laptop

How a Brownie became a Pathfinder, and turned her cookie goals into a laptop for school… When I was in my first year of Brownies, the Cookie All Stars program was brand new. I was really excited about the rewards, … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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How the cookie crumbles

It seems Canadians just can’t get enough Girl Guide cookies! This spring, Canadians gobbled up some 61 million chocolate and vanilla cookies. And what’s even sweeter is the countless local Guiding activities these cookies helped fund. As we wrap-up the … Continue reading

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Future Radio Star Reporters

One of the requirements for the reporter badge involved writing an ad, so we had our girls in the 1st Fairview Guides split into groups and write three 30-second radio commercials. We had received a couple of sample ads from the … Continue reading

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Yes, She’s a SPARK. No, She isn’t Cute.

Update: This post was voted a 2012/2013 GirlGuidesCANblog Big Deal Seal winner in the Cookies category! Bravo blogger Katherine! ————————————————- When I was a Spark and Brownie Guider, I often heard Guiders say with envy “Oh, your unit can sell cookies so … Continue reading

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Cookie Recipes for Girl Greatness

What do you get when you introduce one of Canada’s best loved foods to some of Canada’s favourite chefs? You get Cookie Recipes for Girl Greatness of course! We all know that the only thing better than enjoying Girl Guide … Continue reading

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A Girl Guide Cookie Complaint

Dear Girl Guides of Canada, Hello, my name is Anya and I am a Girl Guide in Canmore, Alberta. I have recently been selling the fall Girl Guides Cookies, and I really like the new design on the boxes. I … Continue reading

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Why You Should Buy Girl Guide Cookies and a Recipe

It’s that time of year where little girls come knocking on your door to sell you Girl Guide cookies. My own daughters have been doing this for eight years and I have walked many kilometres in that time, helping them … Continue reading

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Who Doesn’t Love Girl Guide Cookies?

We all know how much people love our cookies – even foodies! Here’s a great post by Betty Dish about her own memories from Guiding and why cookies are such a good cause to support! Thank you Betty for writing … Continue reading

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Girl Guides’ Thinking Outside the Cookie Box Contest Winners!

Girl Guides are crafty! So we decided to ask people to think outside the cookie box and develop original crafts made out of Girl Guide cookie boxes and/or the cookies. Kids and adults of all ages met and exceeded the … Continue reading

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The [Other] Great Girl Guide Cookie Debate

Saturday is Cookie Day in Canada when over 400 Units will set up shop in over 130 Sears stores across Canada. In Toronto, subway riders will be able to get their cookies at the ever popular Cookies in Transit event. … Continue reading

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When Cookies Lead to a Cookie All Star…and a Cat?!

Oh no! Not another cat reference on the Girl Guides’ blog! Yes, but this time this cat isn’t out of the bag, it’s purring in a Brownie’s lap. How it got there is what today’s post is all about. It … Continue reading

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Introducing Your Cookie All Stars

Everybody knows that cookies are a pretty big deal at Girl Guides.  And when it comes to cookie selling, Cookie All Stars is the Super Bowl, the Stanley Cup finals, the NBA finals, Wimbledon Championships, the Olympics of entrepreneurial Guiding. … Continue reading

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Best GGC Cookie Conversation – Ever!

Today’s online smile is a real online conversation between two GGC leaders. Guider Jenn and Guider Nicki graciously permitted us to share this charming cookie conversation on our blog. Thank you both for being such great sports! —————————————————- Guider Nicki: … Continue reading

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The ABC’s of Cookie Selling

Last Saturday, April 2 was Girl Guide Cookie Day at Sears, and thousands of Girl Guides were on-hand at Sears stores nationwide to sell our classic chocolate and vanilla sandwich cookies. If you know anything about Girl Guides, it’s that … Continue reading

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We found our Online Cookie All Star for Spring 2011!

Congratulations MEGHAN you’re our #1 Online Cookie All Star! Online Cookie All Star Spring 2011 Winner You had the closest number of guesses in total for all of the daily questions during GGC’s “What Can a Cookie Do?” blog contest! … Continue reading

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What Can a Cookie Do? Question #9

Here’s our final question! Question #9 from our ‘What Can a Cookie Do?’ Treasure Hunt!  Question #9: How many months would it take 12 Sparks (5-6 year olds) eating nonstop to consume every GGC Classic cookie estimated to be sold in 2011? … Continue reading

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What Can a Cookie Do? Question #8

Here’s question #8 from our ‘What Can a Cookie Do?’ Treasure Hunt!  Question #8: How many kilograms (kg) of mint, chocolate and vanilla icing combined, are used to make a year’s worth of Chocolatey Mint and Classic Girl Guide cookies? (Please … Continue reading

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What Can a Cookie Do? Question #7

Here’s question #7 from our ‘What Can a Cookie Do?’ Treasure Hunt!  Question #7: How many kilograms (kg) of flour are used to make a year’s worth of Girl Guide Cookies (includes both Chocolatey Mint and Classic Cookies)? (Please guess a … Continue reading

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What Can a Cookie Do? Question #6

Here’s question #6 from our ‘What Can a Cookie Do?’ Treasure Hunt!  Question #6: If you stacked the Classic Cookie boxes estimated to be sold this season one on top of the other, how high would it reach in metres? (Please … Continue reading

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What Can a Cookie Do? Question #5

Here’s question #5 from our ‘What Can a Cookie Do?’ Treasure Hunt!  Question #5: What distance in km would the Classic Cookie boxes estimated to be sold this  spring season to the public, cover when placed lengthwise end-to-end? (Please guess … Continue reading

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What Can a Cookie Do? Question #4.

Here’s question #4 from our ‘What Can a Cookie Do?’ Treasure Hunt!  Question #4: How many cookie boxes will Canadians buy during this spring’s GGC Classic Cookie Season? (Please guess a specific number, i.e. 1,230.) Need a clue*? It’s hidden … Continue reading

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What Can a Cookie Do? Question #3.

Here’s question #3 from our ‘What Can a Cookie Do?’ Treasure Hunt!  Question #3: If you stacked up all Classic Cookies estimated to be sold this season, one on top of the other, approximately how high would they reach (in … Continue reading

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What Can a Cookie Do? Question #2

Here’s question #2 from our ‘What Can a Cookie Do?’ Treasure Hunt!  Question #2: If you lined up a trail of all Classic Cookies to be sold this season, approximately how far would the trail reach in km? Please guess … Continue reading

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What Can A Cookie Do? Question #1

Today we’re launching a ‘What Can a Cookie Do?’ Treasure Hunt.  This campaign is intended to help Units sell cookies and to promote Cookie Day at Sears, April 2, 2011!  Encourage your family, friends & supporters to participate! Starting March … Continue reading

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Girl Guide Classic Cookies Are Here!

Cookie Day At Sears Hey cookie lovers, It’s that time of year again! With spring in the air, you’re sure to see Girl Guides across Canada carrying cases of delicious chocolate and vanilla sandwich cream cookies ready to satisfy that … Continue reading

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Cookies Worth Fighting For???

I know that Girl Guide and Girl Scout cookies are popular amongst the masses.  The ongoing debate about the superior Girl Guide cookie always promotes heated discussion – for me it’s Classic Vanilla or nothing!  When I started at GGC, … Continue reading

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