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Hey, Cookie Bosses!

When you sell Girl Scout Cookies you’re taking your first steps as an entrepreneur and learning how to achieve your dreams! Through the Cookie Program, girls earn awesome rewards, earn funds for activities, and support your local council to keep our movement strong.




2021 Cookie Season

December
8 | Digital Cookie training for parents
18 | Digital Cookie begins
18 | Order taking begins

January
13 | Troop Initial Order due

February
Troops pick up cookies in late-January and early-February
5 | In-hand sales begin
5 | Cookie Booths, Lemonade Stands, and Walkabouts begin
19-21 | National Cookie Weekend 

March
14 | Cookie Program ends
17 | Problem Collection Forms (PCF) deadline

Rewards will be distributed to girls in April and May! 




Ways to Participate

  1. Take orders with those iconic order cards!
  2. Sell online through Digital Cookie
  3. Visit your neighbors door-to-door (remember to wear a mask!)
  4. Host a Cookie Booth (virtual, drive-thru, or in-person) with your Troop at local businesses and events
  5. Create a Lemonade Stand in your neighborhood



Digital Cookie

With the Digital Cookie™ platform, the Girl Scout Cookie Program you know and love is better than ever. Fun, easy-to-use tools help you superpower your sale and go beyond the booth with online and mobile channels that make it easy for cookie fans near and far to support your sale and, ultimately, your success.

Begin your Digital Cookie website!

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Once you’ve signed up, you can:

  • Let customers easily order their favorite Girl Scout Cookies.
  • Take orders on your website—or in person with the app.
  • Get important safety advice and cool cookie-selling tips.
  • Accept credit card payments—it's so easy.

You can also use the app to check your progress, and share your site URL via email. Remember: only share with cookie customers you and your family know—safety first!

The Digital Cookie app makes it super simple for customers to order their faves online and pay by credit card to either get the cookies right from you or have them shipped—awesome!

Before getting started with Digital Cookie, review our guidelines for online selling. If you need help with Digital Cookie, find our training below or just give the cookie team a call at 800-798-0833 or email Info@GirlScoutsToday.org with your questions. 

Digital Cookie Training

 

Digital Cookie Parent Webinar
December 8, 2020 at 6:00pm (recording available after initial date)
Digital Cookie is an online platform that allows girls to sell cookies in a safe and contactless way. Girls and troops can accept debit/credit card payments when selling cookies door-to-door or at cookie booths. Topics in this training include setting up your account, managing Digital Cookie sales, and using the mobile app.





Digital Cookie Resources

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IMPORTANT STUFF
Please take a moment to review these materials:




Promote Your Cookie Business

Download your cookie promotional kit to get the word out about your cookie business! Explore the kit and click on the links throughout to download graphics and templates to share on your social media pages.
Cookie Program Promotional Kit

Find other marketing materials on Little Brownie Bakers website!




Contactless Sale Tips

During the COVID-19 crisis, there are ways for Girl Scouts to participate in regular activities safely! Check out this Contactless Tipsheet to stay safe this cookie season. 

Dos & Don'ts

Follow these do’s and don’ts to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Do’s:

  • Contact your customer ahead of time to confirm the delivery time.
  • Wear a mask when you make a delivery.
  • Practice “no contact” deliveries or maintain social distancing of at least 6-feet.
  • If product hasn’t already been paid for, try to collect payment through Digital Cookie, Venmo, PayPal, or another mobile payment form.
  • Have an adult assist or make deliveries on behalf of a Girl Scout.
  • Write a handwritten thank-you note to the customer to deliver with their purchase.
  • Bring gloves, hand sanitizer, or sanitizing wipes for before and after deliveries.

Don’ts

  • Do not leave product on the doorstep without confirming the customer is home. 
  • Do not enter a customer’s home.
  • Do not shake hands or physically come in contact with the customer.
  • Do not leave boxes out in plain sight. Place them inside a paper bag or leave their purchase in an inconspicuous place.
  • Do not make deliveries if you feel uncomfortable and utilize Digital Cookie for direct shipping options for customers.



More Info for Cookie Sellers

Care to Share

Customers can purchase cookies to donate to men and women serving in the military through a council-sponsored program called Care to Share. Cookies purchased go directly to Soldier’s Angels and Riverbend Troop Support; military support organizations that send care packages.

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Girls who sell 12 or more packages earn the Gift of Caring patch.

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If a girl sells 24 or more packages, she will earn a horse mirror.

Cookie Captains

Earn Additional Cookie Credit!
Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors have the opportunity to become Cookie Captains and earn additional program credits! Because the largest girl-led business in the world is a major part of Girl Scouts and greatly benefits our council, we want to provide older girls an opportunity to share their expertise with younger girls.

There are optional activities for girls to complete to earn credits, but all girls must complete the online training to earn an initial $5 in program credit and train a Cookie Rookie Troop to earn another $5 in program credit. All Cookie Captains will need to complete a final report as well. Below is a list of other activities to earn additional credits.

  • Help at a Cookie Rally = $5
  • Help half of the girls in a troop setup Digital Cookie accounts = $5
  • Help a troop achieve a PGA (Per Girl Average) of 175 = $15

Cookie Captains must complete their final report by Friday, April 17, 2020. Reports can be mailed to 317 7th Avenue SE, Suite 201, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 2401 or emailed to Info@GirlScoutsToday.org.

Juliettes and Non-Troop Sellers

The Juliette program allows girls to register individually for Girl Scouts, mixing and matching different activities to meet their needs and interests. Juliettes can participate in the Cookie Program, learn business skills, and earn rewards! This includes girls who may be in a troop, but choosing to participate individually in the Cookie Program (if the troop is not participating).

To sell cookies if you are an Individually Registered Member or if your troop is not participating in the cookie sale please complete this form:

Rewards

Rewards in the line-up are cumulative. Girls will earn all rewards up to the level that they sell. You can see pictures of the reward line-up on the order card.

500 Club
Girls selling 500+ packages will become a member of the elite 500 Club! Girls earn a special bar segment and certificate in celebration of their success!

Program Credit
Program Credit is an individual girl reward. It can be used to pay for camp, council-sponsored and Service Unit events, uniforms, pins, awards, and merchandise at the Girl Scout shops or camp trading posts. Girls will earn Program Credit at the 100, 140, 175, 225, 300, and 400 levels. Girls will also have the option to choose extra Program Credit instead of a reward at each level at and above 500 packages sold.

Feed-A-Horse Program
The NEW philanthropy program allows girls to choose a donation to feed a horse from the Camp Liberty Equestrian Program. Girls choose this option at the 165 level. They will also earn a “I Helped Feed Horses” patch! Troops that opt out of rewards are eligible to participate.

Instant Mystery Reward
Girls who reach the 250-package level will earn an instant mystery reward. Once she sells 250 boxes of cookies, she can come to a Girl Scout office to pick out her rewards and take pics and boomerangs in our top-seller photo booth. Beginning January 22, celebrations will happen on Fridays from 1:00-5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Stop by at a time convenient for your top seller! This new prize is in addition to all of the other rewards she can earn.

And don’t forget – girls who participated in the Fall Product Program and sent 15+ emails qualify for the customized Fall Product Program and Cookie Program patch once they sell 250 packages!

Disney on Broadway Reward
Join Disney for a unique virtual experience and explore the world of Broadway. Each girl will receive a Disney gift bag, patch and participation in one Disney virtual webinar just for Girl Scouts! Girls who sell at least 800 boxes of cookies will join this new Disney on Broadway Reward.

Lemonade Stand Contest

When cookies arrive, Girl Scouts can host Lemonade Stands in their neighborhoods, or the neighborhoods of close family and friends. This is a great new option for girls to connect with neighbors while social distancing.

Cookies sellers can “bling” their lemonade stands with anything fun, bright, colorful, energetic, and creative to bring customers. Send photos of her booth to Info@GirlScoutsToday.org with “Lemonade Stand” as the subject to be entered for a chance to win $20 in program credit. Ten winners will be selected.

Buy 5 Contest

Buy 5 Contest
Every customer who purchases five or more packages of Girl Scout Cookies can enter the Buy 5 Contest. The winner will receive 52 packages of Girl Scout Cookies, representing one package of cookies per week for one year (value for $260). Find out more about the contest!

Download, print, and share Buy 5 Contest flyers!