How to Write a Girl Scout Cookie Sales Letter

by Kathryn Hatter

Girls involved in Girl Scouts usually participate in an annual cookie fundraiser to raise money for scouting programs, activities and projects. Not only do the Girl Scout troops benefit from the monies raised from cookie sales, but young girls get valuable experience selling a product and providing customer service to people in their community. Encourage young scouts to write a Girl Scout cookie sales letter if they will not communicate directly with a customer to sell the cookies -- at a parent's work place, for example.

Write a catchy heading at the top of the paper, such as "It's Girl Scout Cookie Time Again!"

Start the letter with a friendly greeting, such as "Hello everyone!" or "Greetings Cookie Lovers!"

Place an introduction at the beginning of the letter. For example, write, "My name is Alison Cramer and I am 12 years old. I have been a member of Girl Scout troop 429 for three years. The Girl Scout Cookie drive is one of my favorite times of the year because it gives me the chance to sell delicious cookies to everyone I know."

Encourage customers to purchase cookies with a paragraph about the cookies and the fundraising. For example, write, "The "Thin Mints" are as delicious as ever. We also have the popular "Trefoils" and "Do-Si-Dos" ready for ordering. You might enjoy the "Thank U Berry Munch" cookies or the "Samoas" also. I will earn a "Cookie Activity Pin" for selling cookies this year and our troop wants to earn enough money for all of us to attend Girl Scout camp this summer."

Close the letter with a request for sales. For example, write, "Please buy a few boxes of Girl Scout cookies. The cookies contain natural ingredients and they freeze well. Please fill out the order form attached to this letter."

About the Author

Kathryn Hatter is a veteran home-school educator, as well as an accomplished gardener, quilter, crocheter, cook, decorator and digital graphics creator. As a regular contributor to Natural News, many of Hatter's Internet publications focus on natural health and parenting. Hatter has also had publication on home improvement websites such as Redbeacon.

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