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Centennial troop applauds their Best Cookie Dad!

Submitted by Sharyn Gilmore


Denver Metro

Troop 61998 from Centennial, Colorado has some amazing things to say about our Cookie Dad, Jeff Holmes! The leaders from Troop 61998 were grateful when we had one of our dads sign up to be in charge of cookie sales. We had no idea the level of commitment and seriousness he would bring to the position. Because of Jeff’s efforts we were able to blow away our sales goal, and teach our Girl Scouts some very valuable lessons.

We asked all of our girls and their parents for feedback on cookie sales and this is what we got…with full credit given to Jeff Holmes, the best of the best: organized, patient, calm, and composed (leading both Girl Scout and parent meetings to get the troop ready can be overwhelming for even the most experienced leaders), available 24/7 (at any hour, always ready and willing to supply us with more cookies, current inventory numbers, and updates on personal goals), kind, determined (to get the best cookie booths, to get products to the customers and the scouts), present (at the beginning and end of EVERY cookie booth sale), meticulous (in accounting for every aspect of the cookie selling product), and FUN! In the process there seemed to be no stress or complaint on the part of any parent or Jeff.

Because of the amazing leadership and guidance of Jeff, every scout hit their goal and we made enough in donations to provide our charity with some much needed supplies and lots of cookies!! “His communication was endless! And always so upbeat and supportive” -the Troop leader. “He made every aspect of the process seem like no big deal, when in fact, we know it is probably a very tough job” -a Girl Scout dad “I had so much fun especially learning how to ‘sell’ to customers, making change, and meeting my goal”- A Girl Scout “I couldn’t ask for anything better in our inaugural cookie-sales experience!” -A mom

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