It’s the eve of Girl Scout Cookie Season and I’m so excited! I get like this every year, ever since I was a Girl Scout! Just search my blog for “Girl Scouts” content and you’ll see what I mean! Ha! A few weeks ago I pinned a Girl Scout Cookie Lanyards picture that I took on my “Everything Girl Scouts” Pinterest board and it’s been well received and re-pinned numerous times. I’ve been asked for the printable template and how it can be edited or how to recreate it so I’m going to share this great resource with you.
I can’t take credit for this, one of my area service unit managers and her co-leader saw the idea on Pinterest and tweaked the original design and took a step further to customize it for our entire service unit. The Lanyards will be given to all the Girl Scouts participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Season at their upcoming Girl Scout Cookie Rally. Girl Scout Cookie Lanyards are a great resource during walkabouts and at cookie booths! I love the bright colors, it was love at first site for me! Mine is PURPLE, but you all knew that though… Lol!
The Images for the cookies were taken from the ABC Smart Cookies website. You can create this particular page in Microsoft Word. There are one of two ways you can do this… 1. You can add all the images and text to a blank Word document and use construction paper or color printing paper to create the border by cutting & pasting the information to it or 2. Use an existing color border template or create color borders in Microsoft Word. You have options! Whatever is easiest or more convenient for you!
This template was created in a Word Document and each page printed front & back. Girl Scout Cookie Images are on the front and some ingredient information on the back of the first sheet. On the second sheet is the Girl Scout Cookie pricing information per box on the front, we are a test market for the Gluten Free Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookie so that pricing is on the back of the second sheet. Prices start at one box and go up to twelve boxes = a case!
Once you have decided which way you’re going to create your border you are now ready to cut out all your pieces and laminate them one sheet at a time. After you have laminated the sheet you can then cut out your individual pieces for the Girl Scout Cookie Lanyard and use a hole punch to create a hole for the lanyard to hook in to. The colorful lanyards came from Oriental Trading Company and they were decently priced in bulk! The borders and lanyards match perfectly, that was a BONUS!
Depending on where you are and the bakery your Girl Scout Council is using, you may not have all the same flavor Girl Scout Cookies as the Southeast Region. Check Little Brownie Bakers website for additional Girl Scout Cookie names and flavors. The names differ in each region and also carry a couple different flavors. Samoas vs. Caramel deLites, Tagalongs vs. Peanut Butter Patties, Trefoils vs. Shortbread, Do-Si-Dos vs. Peanut Butter Sandwich, Dulce de Leche, Savanah Smiles Etc. You see where I’m going with this…
Disclosure: I was not compensated by ABC Smart Cookies, Little Brownie Bakers or Girl Scouts for this post, I’m merely sharing information and resources. All opinions are 100% my own. Girl Scout Cookie Sales will start on 1/17/15 and end 3/1/15! Feel free to download and print the exact 2015 Girl Scout Cookie Lanyards Template and 2015 Girl Scout Cookie Lanyards Price Sheet if you don’t need to tweak anything, otherwise you have the formula to create Girl Scout Cookie Lanyards and customize it just the way you want to. You may also want to do this as a Girl Scout Leader activity during a Service Unit Meeting or as a Girl Scout Troop Activity and let them decorate their own lanyards. Enjoy…
** This post has been revised to include current dates and the link to this years 2015 DIY Girl Scout Cookie Lanyards Template. Our Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookie Pilot is Trios this year (chocolate chips nestled in a gluten free peanut butter oatmeal cookie.)**