I am in my third year of leading my troop-two years of Daisies and one year of Brownies. I dislike the whole cookie thing...my older daughter had a fiercely competitive leader who made sure all of the girls cookie stats were published in a newsletter she put out. She also had to make sure her daughter was the top seller each time. It REALLY turned me off to the whole cookie selling venture. (and my daughter did sell over 100 boxe, as both my husband and I were working FT an had captive audiences who loved GS cookies and our daughter)
Add that to the cost of the cookies, the litle profit the girls make on each sale, and the unhealthy ingredients (I have two kids with food issues and we only eat natural foods), and the stress of selling them, and the bottom line is that my troop does not particiapte in cookie sales.
I did sell them in limited quantities last year, and it was so stressful for me. My Cookie Mom was not the right person for the job.
We are a "home" troop-all the girls but one attend the same school. While my co-leader was upseet about not selling cookies, other moms THANKED me for not selling them.
If my co-leader wants to be in charge of the sale next year and all that goe with it, she can. Personally, the I cannot buy them or have them in my house. And th recession has hit m family hard, and other famililes in my troop.
I write about this and lots of other things on my Girl Scout Leader [url=http://tinyurl.com/4etgqxn]blog[/url] .
Last edited by Mx3; 01/27/11 08:17 AM.