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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.




2022 Cookie Season

January 5
Digital Cookie email sent to all Girl Scout families.

January 7
Digital Cookie begins and girls can start taking orders in person.

January 25
Deadline for troop leaders to enter initial order. Troops will pick up cookies in mid-February.

February 18
In-hand cookie sales begin and Cookie Booths, Lemonade Stands, and Walkabouts start.

March 18-20
Walkabout Weekend! Go door-to-door in your neighborhood to sell cookies before the sale ends.

March 27
Cookie Program ends.

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.

To start using Digital Cookie, look for an email from "Girl Scout Cookies" with the subject "Ready. Set. Register for Digital Cookie." Please check your Spam, Junk, and Promotion folders for the registration email. If you do not see the email, email Info@GirlScoutsToday.org and our team can help you.

Digital Cookie Rewards

Girls earn these rewards when they reach each level of cookies sold using their Digital Cookie site. Digital Cookie orders count toward the girl’s Initial Order, Care to Share, and Final girl rewards. Girls also earn special rewards when they reach each level of cookies sold using their Digital Cookie site.

75+ Packages:  Cookie Techie patch

150+ Packages: Button Pins

215+ Hip Pouch

Digital Cookie Shipping Promotion

Customers who place a cookie order to be shipped to them between January 7 and January 25 will receive $5 off shipping (8 package minimum purchase)! They won’t even have to wait until cookies arrive to the council to get their fix- it’s a win win!

Parents can add their initial order to Digital Cookie! Troop leaders will still need to enter the order in eBudde by January 25, 2022. The deadline for parents to enter their initial order in eBudde is January 23, 2022.

Digital Cookie Trainings



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!

Use QR codes to boost your cookie business! Download the QR code guide for how-to tips and use the flyer template to promote your Digital Cookie account while you're out and about.




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 Iowa’s Bravest, Riverbend Troop Support, and Soldier’s Angels; military support organizations that send care packages.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois facilitates the delivery of cookies purchased through this program. In 2021, Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois collected donations of 25,093 packages of cookies for the Care to Share Program!

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Girls who sell 24 or more packages earn the Gift of Caring patch.

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. Check out the reward line-up.

NEW THIS YEAR: INSTANT REWARDS
Troop leaders (of troops that opt in for rewards) will receive the 110 level rewards and 185 level rewards with their cookie materials – this means that girls will not have to wait until the end of the sale to earn these rewards!

110 packages: Cookie Decals

185 packages: Koala Clip

250 packages: Pick out an instant mystery reward
 
Stop into a Girl Scout Office to pick out an instant mystery reward as your Girl Scout sells in increments of 250 packages of cookies! When she reaches 250, 500, 750, 1,000 and beyond, she’s eligible to pick out a prize. Each office has tons of prizes to choose from, like notebooks, shirts, stuffed animals, stocking hats, keychains, bath bombs, and more.
 
Girl Scouts are invited to stop into our Bettendorf, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, and West Burlington locations during offices hours as well as the fourth Saturday of the month from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on January 22, February 26, and March 26.
 
Visit Camp Little Cloud on Fridays from 12:00-5:00 p.m. or by appointment.
 
With parent permission, Girl Scouts will be featured on Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois social media. Look for the posts on Wednesday evenings!

 

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 who are part of troops that opt in for rewards can choose Program Credit instead of the reward at the 215, 250, 175, 225, 325, and 425 levels. ALL girls will also have the option to choose $100 Program Credit instead of a reward at each level at and above 500 packages sold.

 

Feed-A-Horse Program
The Feed a Horse program is back!  This philanthropy program allows girls choose a donation to the Camp Liberty Horse Program.  Girls choose this option at the 150 level instead of the reward- and they also earn a “Feed a Horse” patch!  Troops that opt out of rewards are NOT eligible.

 

Disney Virtual Reward Opportunity- choice at 600 packages
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!

Cookie Program Scavenger Hunt

Earn more prizes while selling cookies and join the scavenger hunt!

  1. Download the scavenger hunt checklist
  2. Complete 15 activities
  3. Bring the completed sheet into a Girl Scout Office or email a picture of it to Info@GirlScoutsToday.org
  4. Set up her Digital Cookie account for a bonus entry
  5. All girls who submit their sheets by March 27, 2022, will be entered for a chance to win one of five plush koalas! Winners will be drawn at random and announced at the end of the Cookie Program
NEW Girl Executive Club

Girls have the opportunity to join the NEW Girl Executive Club!
Girls that sell 1000+ packages of cookies and renew for 2023 by May 15 can join this exclusive club!  Some of the perks include: a special patch, sneak preview to the 2022 Fall Product Program rewards and 2023 Cookie Program rewards, and much more!

NEW Sisters Program

NEW this year: Sisters Program
Sisters selling cookies that sell a Per Girl Average (PGA) of 150+ packages can receive a custom 2022 Sister patch! Sisters that sell a Per Girl Average of 500 packages will earn a mountains bracelet! 

Fill out the Sister Cookie Rewards Request Form to receive your sister patches and/or bracelets.  Girls do not have to be in the same troop to be eligible.