Thursday, January 29, 2009

Snow Day at KBEZ

We braved the weather (really, it was fine outside of neighborhoods) to do a radio show with Steve and Carly at KBEZ. PR Stars Amanda (right) and Kamryn (middle) were joined by my daughter as they talked about their cookies on the air. Miss the broadcast? Just click here to hear it!
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Friday, January 23, 2009

Come One, Crunch All!

Hannah and Cookie Diva Kathy visited the Fox Daybreak News for a quick interview and some serious competition! Hannah bravely took on Michael and John from Fox in a live Cookie Crunch-Off! It was a tight race, but Michael was able to pull out the win. I know I'm looking forward to watching a re-match next year...

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Briana & Becky Bake Brownies

Today's extra-special feature aired on Channel 6 with a Girl Scout Cookie appearance in the cooking segment. Briana (one of our PR Stars) and Becky (Communications Specialist for Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma) made delightful Thin Mint brownies! I do believe we were the most popular guests ... especially since we gave our brownies to the crew! It was fun to watch Briana express her excitement over recognizing news anchors and learning how a broadcast is pulled together.

½ box of crushed Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies
1 box of brownie mix
2 eggs (3 eggs for cake-like brownies)
¼ cup of water
½ cup of vegetable oil

Directions: Crush Thin Mints into medium size chunks. Mix all ingredients into mixing bowl. Do not use electric mixer - batter will be stiff. Spread batter evenly in greased baking pan (13 x 9 x 2 inch). Bake in center of oven at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Allow to cool before cutting.
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Monday, January 19, 2009

GTR Interviews Girls in Each Community

With newspapers in various communities throughout the Tulsa area, GTR (Greater Tulsa Reporter) Newspapers had their hands full with top selling Girl Scouts! Kamryn, Tatum, Chrissy, Emily, and Mallory all got to tell their Girl Scout Cookie success story and be featured in the Broken Arrow Express, Jenks Gazette, Owasso Rambler, Tulsa Free Press, Union Boundary, and The Bixby Breeze. Issues should be available this weekend!
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Ice Cream and TV

Channel 8 had the joy of twin Brownies today! Sienna (on the right) is a PR Star and together with her twin sister, Sierra, showed the world how to make Girl Scout Cookie ice cream sandwiches! They got the giggles, which was adorable. But even better than that, Sienna not only got to experience her first television appearance ... she had an on-air taste of her dream to become a chef!

Directions: Allow ice cream to soften in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Put a small scoop of ice cream between two cookies, wrap in foil and freeze for two hours or until ice cream is firm. We used Sugar Free Chocolate Chips and carb-free ice cream for a low sugar alternative.
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Friday, January 16, 2009

Let the Cookie Sale Begin!!!

If PR Stars know about's cookies! As the GSEOK Cookie Sale kicks off tomorrow, girls are gearing up and planning their routes! Hailee and Zandra are two of those girls! OETA visited these PR Stars at their school and talked to them about selling techniques and what it means to be a Girl Scout! They did a great job in their interviews, and you can watch them on Tuesday night on OETA!

Let the Cookie Sale begin!!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

PR Stars Talk with Channel 2

Josephine and Rachael are interviewed by KJRH Channel 2 reporter, Beth Burnett. Rachael (in the tan vest) is a veteran Girl Scout and cookie seller and told about all the things she has been able and places their troop has traveled because of selling cookies. Josephine is a good bit younger, so I was glad she got to hear about all the things Rachael has been able to do.

When asked by Beth why she joined PR Stars, Josehpine (in the green vest), she said it was to learn how to talk in front of people better and not be nervous. Did she accomplish this? Yes, was the confident answer. But what I loved most were her words of wisdom when Beth asked if she had any advice ... "Hang loose. And relax." Beth smiled and said she was going to use that, too.

Later in the interview, Josophine followed her two steps to confidence with another two-step power house. Beth asked what the secret was to selling so many cookies. Josephine's answer? "Just smile ... and ask."
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