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For Cookie Sellers


The 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program begins Jan. 5.

To all of our amazing girls, volunteers, and parents, have an awesome cookie season!  

 

Cookie Trainings & Guides

2018 Cookie Training for Indie Girl Scouts (coming soon)
How Individually Registered Girl Scouts can participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

2018 Cookie Training for Troop Cookie Managers (coming soon)
 A series of training videos about the 2018 Cookie Program for Troop Cookie Managers and Leaders. 

2018 Family Guide
A guide for parents and girls about the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

2018 Troop Cookie Manager Guide
Everything Troop Cookie Managers need to know about the Cookie Program. 

Forms

For a full list of forms, visit Cookie VIP eTraining. (Some forms, including the Five for 5 certificates, Goal Getter Cards, and parent permission forms are ONLY available on VIP eTraining.)

Troop Cookie Manager Agreement
Review the requirements of being a Troop Cookie Manager, and submit the signed form to your Service Unit Cookie Manager. 

Cookie Rally Form
Submit this form if your Service Unit is hosting a cookie rally. (Only 1 person from the Service Unit should submit this form.)

 

Resources & Links
Cookie VIP eTraining 

Step-by-step info about the Cookie Program, plus a comprehensive list of GSWPA forms, printables and resources. (Access only available to certain volunteers.)

eBudde
Cookie management website where troops place cookie and recognition orders, track transactions and access the booth scheduler.

Cookie Printables and Graphics
Download and print these great promotional items, like door hangers, OSA signs and box wraps, cookie booth signs and more.

Little Brownie Bakers
Activities for girls, business tools and promotional ideas. 

girlscoutcookies.org
Need materials to make your booth the best booth ever? Download posters, banners, name tags, receipts, thank-you cards, and more at girlscoutcookies.org. 

Girl Scouts of the USA's Cookie Resources Page 
Here you'll find handouts, posters, videos, and other materials to help you have fun and stay safe as you build your cookie business. 

Digital Cookie Information and Tip Sheets
Find info and tip sheets for using Digital Cookie, including registration, sending marketing emails and more. 

Digital Cookie Customer Support
Questions or issues related to Digital Cookie? Visit the Digital Cookie support site to find a solution or request support.

Cookie Locator
A database of booth sale sites connecting customers to cookies.

 

Key Dates
  • Jan. 5: Girls start taking cookie orders. Yay! 
  • Jan. 26: Girls' initial orders are due to troops.
  • Jan. 29: Troop initial order is due in eBudde by 11:59 p.m.
  • Feb. 14-22 : Cookie deliveries. Yay! 
  • Feb. 23: Booth sales begin; cookie cupboards open
  • Feb. 23-25: National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend
  • March 18: Final day of Cookie Program. Booth sales end. Cupboards close. :(
Contests & Promotions

Bling Your Booth Contest
Spice up your booth sales and get a chance at winning great prizes for your troop! 

GSUSA Cookie Pro 2018
Join us in celebrating the cookie entrepreneur skills of Girl Scouts nationwide—girls can unlock an awesome, limited-edition Cookie Pro 2018 patch while earning a chance to be featured on a Girl Scout Cookie package (not to mention going on an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City!).

5 for Five Customer Contest
Encourage customers to purchase five boxes of Girl Scout cookies, and they can enter to win five cases! Printable 5 for Five certificates are available from your Troop Cookie Manager or on VIP eTraining

Individually Registered Girl Scouts (Indies)

Not in a troop?
Individually Registered (Indie) Girl Scouts can also get in on the cookie fun and earn rewards for awesome Girl Scouts adventures! Want to participate?

Indie Girl parents can also keep up with the Cookie Program and everything else happening with Girl Scouts on Rallyhood, a secure, social network where you can get information from GSWPA, ask questions, and talk to other Indie families! Request to join the Indie Girls Rally

Girl Recognitions & Troop Proceeds

Troop Proceeds
Troops earn $.70 per package sold. Junior, Cadette and Ambassador troops that opt-out of girl recognitions receive an additional $.05 per package, and troops with a per girl average (PGA) of 175 or more earn an additional $.05 per package. Troops with a PGA of 160 packages or more can earn an exclusive Super Troop t-shirt for each girl selling and one t-shirt for an adult volunteer.

Girl Recognitions
Along with the five skills girls learn through the Cookie Program and proceeds earned by troops, girls ean individual recognitions for their hard work. They can choose between fun prizes or Girl Scout Bucks that may be used for GSWPA camps and programs, service unit-sponsored day camps, Council Shops and Girl Scout registration fees. Girl Scout Bucks earned through the Cookie Program DOUBLE in value when used toward GSWPA-sponsored camps!

Any girl achieving Super Seller status by selling 600 packages or more will also receive an invitation to the exclusive Super Seller party in the spring and a special patch!

Digital Cookie

With Digital Cookie, the Girl Scout Cookie Program you know and love is better than ever. Now, there are more ways to sell, more ways to buy—and more ways to learn and have fun!

Excited to jump in? Get movin’ with the Digital Cookie platform in four easy steps:


4 Easy Steps to Get Movin’ with the Digital Cookie™ Platform (PDF)

Parents: Watch for your registration email in late December to get started. You can start setting up your girl's site right away, so she'll be ready to go when sales start on Jan. 5! 

  • Registration emails are specific to each girl and cannot be shared with others. 
  • The email will be sent to the email address identified in your membership profile. 
  • The email will come from “Girl Scout Cookie Program” (email@email.girlscouts.org).

Be sure to check your junk/spam/promotions inbox so your Girl Scout doesn’t miss out on all the fun! If you do not receive an invitation email by Jan. 1, go to digitalcookie.girlscouts.org and click the “Forgot password/Need a registration” email link.

NEW this year… Digital Cookie Girl Delivery Option
Customers can pay for their cookies with a credit card through Digital Cookie and have your Girl Scout deliver the cookies to their door. Don’t worry—as a parent, you’ll need to approve these orders for safety and practicality reasons. Ask your troop leader for more information.

Please note: Girl Delivery cookies purchased through Digital Cookie do NOT count toward Digital Cookie recognitions. However, they will count toward the final recognitions.

Digital Cookie Information and Tip Sheets
Find info and tip sheets for using Digital Cookie, including registration, sending marketing emails and more. 

Digital Cookie Customer Support
Questions or issues related to Digital Cookie? Visit the Digital Cookie support site to find a solution or request support.

Super Sellers

If your Girl Scout sells 600 or more boxes of cookies, she’ll receive the Super Seller patch AND an exclusive invite to rock the boat with other swashbucklers at the spring 2018 Super Seller Celebration aboard the Victorian Princess in Erie on May 19 or the Gateway Clipper in Pittsburgh on June 3.

Please note: The Super Seller event is a girl recognition. While attending the event is free for your Super Seller Girl Scout, there is a fee for one accompanying adult, if adult attendance is desired. Adult attendance is NOT required. Transportation to/from the event is not provided by GSWPA.

Super Troop T-Shirt Order Form (coming soon)


When you sell Girl Scout Cookies, you're doing more than just helping your customers stock up on delicious treats (and having lots of fun). You're doing it with a goal in mind. Whether that goal is a pizza party, a community project, or your first overnight trip with your troop, you know how many boxes you need to sell to make it happen. 

But did you know that you're also part of a huge business, one that's run by girls just like you all over the country? Even cooler: being a Girl Scout Cookie Professional gives you skills essential for success both now and later: 

   Goal Setting

   Decision Making

   Money Management 

   People Skills

   Business Ethics 

Need some help getting started? Check out all the amazing resources that will make it easy to sell more boxes of cookies this year than you ever thought possible!



 Have a Great Girl Scout Cookie Story to Share? 

Ask a parent or troop leader to submit it today for a chance to be featured throughout the year on girlscoutcookies.org, the Girl Scout Blog, our Facebook and Twitter pages, and more—so cool!