Can I get Girl Scout Cookies in France?

Can I get Girl Scout Cookies in France? Topic: Case scout parts
July 21, 2019 / By Quinn
Question: I live in Southern France,does anyone have any ideas on how to obtain GS cookies anywhere here, or the UK or the rest of Europe.
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Manley Manley | 5 days ago
No. I am afraid that Girl Scout cookies are very specific to the USA and never were a European custom. Nowadays they are made industrially but they are not sold abroad, as each country has its own recipes for that kind of thing and tastes do vary. In any case there are quite a few variations of these cookies (as many as twenty eight) within the States and they are not identical everywhere: some are phased out whilst new ones are introduced depending on how well they sell. If you have relatives or friends in the part of the USA where you bought them from, the best solution is for you to ask them to send you some by post. The industrial ones would be hermetically packaged in such a a way that there would be no problem about customs or import. http://www.girlscoutcookies.org/
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Manley Originally Answered: If I order girl scout cookies online.does the parent pay for shipping.or do they ship from the factory?
According to the girl scouts, they do not sell the cookies online. If you are receiving an online order to buy them, chances are it's a girl selling online and she's going to "mail" you the cookies...which is against the regulation for cookie sales. GSU does not authorize girls to solicit non-local sales over the internet. Starting this year, orders can be taken by girls online, but only within the local area...certainly not overseas or in other states or cities (exception being a relative or family friend, in which case they would have to coordinate shipping, not the bakers) Girl scouts also does not offer sales online from the factory and they do not ship cookies to private residences. All transactions, from ordering to delivery to payment are handled by the girl scout and not the factory or council. The way it works is the girls sell the cookies and then the orders are placed through the factory and the cookies are delivered to the girls to then hand out to their customers locally. Girl scouts takes absolutely no part in shipping the cookies to customers. If I were you, DO NOT buy them. You are not buying them from the factory but are rather ordering them from an individual and may never even get your cookies. All transactions are completed after the cookies have been delivered. If this "online invitation" asks you for money to purchase the cookies, it is a scam. Cookies are never paid for until delivery, so there's really no way to "ship" them to you since a) you can't guarantee you'll get the cookies and b) there's no way they'll guarantee they'll get the money. According to GSU, ALL cookie transactions must be completed in person, meaning the girl must personally deliver the cookies and receive the money in person. No shipping of cookies is allowed.
Manley Originally Answered: If I order girl scout cookies online.does the parent pay for shipping.or do they ship from the factory?
People aren't supposed to sell GS Cookies online, it's one of the national rules. That's not to say no one does, but know if they do, they're breaking the rules and basically all of the GS Law. (People *can* contact others they know online and let them know they - or their daughters - are selling cookies, but the transaction isn't meant to be an entirely online thing.) So, the bakers are absolutely not in the business of shipping cookies out for people selling online. If you buy from a GS, she is responsible for getting them to you.

Jeremiel Jeremiel
There are Girl Guide and Scouting associations in France, but somehow I doubt they'd sell the type of cookies you're thinking of. It's just not a French thing. I live in Australia and it's years since I've seen any Guides selling these cookies. Do they still exist? Perhaps you can get someone to mail them to you.
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Gervase Gervase
I don't think they do that. And girl/boy scouts are not a lot today. It's a religious thing and there are not a lot of religious people in France.
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Gervase Originally Answered: I am going to be a girl scout leader?
There are two great unofficial websites for gs leaders - www.scoutingweb.com and www.macscouter.org (I think those are the right suffixes, if not try .org instead of .com,etc). There's also a group here on Yahoo for GS leaders. As you learned in training, Girl Scouts is a progressive program - the girls take on more and more responsibility each year, until your role as "leader" is just an advisor and the girls are doing the planning. As an example: in my troops, we decorate gingerbread houses each year. In kindergarten, the moms put the icing on and the kids attached the candies....then the kids put the icing on and mom helped...now the houses don't even come preassembled - the girls have to do that too. And in a few years, for their architecture badge, we'll be designing those gingerbread houses from scratch. The girls need a mix of " fun", skills learning and community service. Talk to the more experienced leaders in your service unit to find out what is available in your area. Please tell us the ages of your girls, and I can probably give you more concrete suggestions. Oh fun - Brownies are great! Here's the advice I give our new Brownie leaders: 1) Get a copy of your council's "Honor Troop" or "Super Troop" award requirements. This will usually have a list of things that your troop will need to do to get this award. It's a terrific planning tool. It will tell you that leaders need to be trained, financial forms done...and then it will list all the things that are available - x # of tryits, so many service unit events, x # of cultural, outdoor, camping, parent-included events. You don't have do all these - but this gives you an excellent planning tool to make sure your troop is well rounded. 2) Start w/ the GS basics - who is Juliette Low? What are some of our traditions? Work on GS Ways first. You have to do 4 of the requirements to earn the try-it. Cover the promise and law, have the girls figure out how the law applies to their daily life. Remember that this one of the very few (if not only) organizations that lets the girls make the decisions - it's hard at first but they feel more empowered if they're calling some of the shots. 3) Let the girls choose 2 or 3 try-its to work on (give them a short list to choose from). They choose the try-it and you choose how to implement it, OR you choose the try-it and they choose which items to do. (I recommend some of the math and color ones to start with...and read over "Games Around the World". It's a great list of activities to have you have 15 minutes left over. 4) If you have cookie sales coming up, cover safety issues but also the concept of running their own business and earning the rewards for themselves (the troop). Let them set a goal and work for it. My 3rd graders have been putting cookie money away to go to horse camp!! They also used some of their money to go to a water park. (Of course we encouraged them to give $$ to a food pantry as well). 5) Start good communication with the parents - I send emails. Start out expecting them to get back to you without follow up calls. This is one of the biggest frustrations of leaders... parents don't turn in permission slips, etc. Set the expectations early. 6) Set expectations w/ the girls that this is a friendly place and we truly act like sisters to every girl scout. If every girl feels that her opinion is valued, she'll be more likely to put it out there. 7) Attend leader meetings - you'd be amazed at how many great ideas are out there, see if you can find a mentor...someone who will take your questions and phone calls. Don't worry about "stealing" someone's ideas - if it worked for them last year they'll be flattered that you're doing it this year. 8) Check out your Council's and Service Unit's websites - they have tons of ideas, including free field trips and activities. Have fun with your troop! It's a new adventure and worth the time and effort! And welcome to Scouting.

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