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We want the Girl Scout Cookie Program to be as successful as possible for girls and volunteers! Check out the resources below for everything you need to know about the Cookie Sale.

Still have questions? Contact the Customer Care Team at 888.350.5090 or customerservice@gswo.org!

Resources for Troop Cookie Managers

Not registered as a Troop Cookie Manager yet? Check out this guide to walk to through the registration process!


New Troop Cookie Managers

New to the Girl Scout Cookie Program? Check out the Cookie Rookie Checklist! We also recommend signing up for the Cookie Rookie trainings and webinars, under the Trainings and Webinars tab below.


Cookie Manager Agreement Form

Troop Cookie Managers are required to complete the Troop Cookie Manager Agreement Form to gain access to the eBudde cookie system. This system will allow you to enter your troop's orders, view your sales, and follow along with all of the phases of the Cookie Program. Access to the site will not be granted until the agreement form has been completed.

Please use an email address that you will check regularly, as important cookie news and updates will be sent to that email throughout the sale.

Cookie Manager Agreement Form


Cookie Guides

Cookie Book
Cookie Family Packet


Delivery Schedules

North Region - Toledo Area - Coming Soon!
Central Region - Lima Area - Coming Soon!
Central Region - Dayton Area
South Region - Cincinnati Area


Financial Forms

Direct Deposit Worksheet for Refunds
Unpaid Funds Collection Assistance Form
Troop Final Report Envelope


Goal Getter Phase

This is the second part of the Cookie Program, between when girls turn in their Initial Orders and when they receive their cookies.  Don’t forget to track your girls’ sales during this time so they will be eligible for the special goal getter rewards! Check back after February 2 for a Goal Getter surprise rewards announcement!

Goal Getter Order Card


Cookie Booth Phase

Cookie Allergen Chart
Booth Sale Rules


eBudde Resources

Little Brownie’s eBudde cookie system puts powerful and fun tools right at your fingertips! Several convenient apps are now available to support you during your Cookie Sale this season, including the NEW Troop App and the Booth Sale Recorder App. For more details on any of Little Brownies resources, check out littlebrownie.com.

Troop App

The ebudde Troop App was developed to help you manage your cookie orders in real time, on the go! Built into the app are all the best parts of eBudde, including ordering capabilities. The Troop App can be downloaded from your app store and is compatible with both apple and android products.

To learn more about the app, watch this video, and check out this chart to see what you can do in the app vs. on a desktop computer!

iTunes App Store
Google Play Store

Booth Sale Recorder App

Track how many packages were sold at your cookie booth and which girls helped at the sale, all from your smartphone! The app automatically links to eBudde and can be downloaded from your app store.

iTunes App Store
Google Play Store


Cookie Rallies

Interested in having your troop attend a cookie rally? Check with your Service Unit Cookie Coordinator to find a rally near you. After you attend your area rally, use our Mini Troop Rally Guide to try some of our activities at your next troop meeting!


Cookie Bites

Cookie Bites are short animated videos that walk you through different aspects of the Cookie Program in just a few minutes! Watch all of the Cookie Bites videos on YouTube.

Resources for Girls

Cookie Rookie: For GIRLS!

We have a video from Little Brownie Bakers for girls who are Cookie Rookies! If girls are new to the Cookie Program, this fun 10-minute video is just what they need to understand the basics. They'll learn:

  • How the sale works
  • Cookie names
  • Easy ways to ask a customer to buy
  • Cookie booth essentials
  • Safety rules
  • How to set a goal

Watch the video now!


Cookie House Party

What better way to celebrate the spirit of the Girl Scout Cookie Program than to host a cookie-selling house party? This is a super-fun strategy to help you take your cookie business to new heights! Plan a party and invite friends, families and all of your favorite cookie customers to hear your cookie goals and favorite recipes and encourage them to purchase cookies by the case! Share your proceeds plans with your guests and discuss the great things you’ve learned through the cookie sale program.

Check out the Cookie House Party Guide and all of the great party planning ideas from Little Brownie!


Bling Your Booth!

If you want to attract lots and lots of customers, it’s time to bling out your cookie booth! Not sure where to begin? Little Brownie has some awesome ideas for you!!


How to Be a Super Seller!

Check out littlebrowniebakers.com/girls for some fun ideas on how to take your cookie business to the next level! Play fun interactive games, learn how to sell more and check out cool crafts to help you during your cookie sale.

Calendar

Calendar

  • October 13, 2017 - Troop Cookie Manager Agreements due
  • December 4, 2017 - Online Troop Cookie Manager Training available (see Trainings & Webinars tab below)
  • December 5, 2017 - Cookie Basics for Troop Leaders Webinar
  • December 7, 2017 - Cookie Rookie Webinars at noon and 7pm
  • January 4, 2018 - Cookie Rookie Webinar
  • January 5, 2018 - Order taking begins
  • January 18, 2018 - First booth sign up at 6pm
  • January 22, 2018 - Second booth sign up at 6pm
  • January 23, 2018 - Cookie Cafe - Initial Order Phase Webinar
  • January 25, 2018 - Third booth sign up at 6pm
  • January 28, 2018 - Fourth booth sign up at 6pm
  • February 2, 2018 - Orders are due in eBudde by 11:59pm
  • February 6, 2018 - Cookie Cafe - Goal Getter Phase Webinar
  • February 20, 2018 - Fifth booth sign up at 6pm
  • February 23 - March 1, 2018 - Initial cookie delivery
  • March 2, 2018 - Cupboards open and booth sales begin
  • March 5, 2018 - Unlimited booth sign up begins at 6pm
  • March 13, 2018 - Cookie Cafe - Direct Sale Phase Webinar
  • March 14, 2018 - Girl Delivery option removed from Digital Cookie
  • March 25, 2018 - Last day of booth sales, cupboards close, Digital Cookie shuts off
  • March 30, 2018 - Final report envelopes due to your service unit cookie coordinator (or their given deadline) and all payments are due into troop and council bank accounts
  • May 2018 - Rewards begin shipping to Service Unit Cookie Coordinators

 

Trainings & Webinars

Training

 

Cookie Bites

Cookie Bites are short animated videos that walk you through different aspects of the Girl Scout Cookie Program in a few minutes!

How the Cookie Crumbles
Digital Cookie: How It Works
Cookie News: Stay Connected
Cookie Delivery: How It Works
Cookie Finances
Operation Cookie
How Your Girl Scouts Can Be Super Sellers
Initial Orders Due This Week
How to Nail a Cookie Booth
Unpaid Funds from Caregivers
Goal Getter Phase

 

Veteran Troop Cookie Manager - 2017-18 Troop Cookie Manager Training

This training is for troop cookie managers who have previously been a troop cookie manager. Please stay tuned for the video and let your service unit cookie coordinator know when you have completed this online training resource.

Watch the video!

 

Troop Financial Management

Troop Cookie Managers should complete Troop Financial Management Training

 

Use these best practice tips to be a troop financial wizard. You will learn how to keep accurate records, and involve girls in troop money management, as well as money earning and troop sponsorship policies and year-end reporting. This learning is required for all approved volunteers who manage troop funds.

Watch the Replay!

 

Cookie Basics for Troop Leaders

Become a cookie pro! You'll learn how to set sales goals with your girls, get parents on-board to help out, and how to recruit a troop cookie manager. You will be set up for success and be able to enjoy the fun of selling world famous Girl Scout Cookies.

Watch the Replay!

 

Cookie Rookie: Troop Cookie Managers

Become a cookie pro when you’re not actually the troop cookie manager! That’s right, this training is perfect for other troop leaders or assistants! You'll learn how to set sales goals with your girls, get parents on-board to help out, and how to recruit a troop cookie manager, if you don’t already have one. You will be set up for success and be able to enjoy the fun of selling world famous Girl Scout Cookies.

December 7, 2017 - Noon - Watch the Replay!
(The replay will appear once you register)
December 7, 2017 - 7 p.m. - Watch the Replay!
(The replay will appear once you register)
January 4, 2018 - 7 p.m. - Register Now!

 

Cookie Cafe: Troop Cookie Managers

Overwhelmed by that Cookie Book? We are here to help! These webinars break the Cookie Program down into three phases to make sure you have everything you need, when you need it. These webinars are designed for new and returning troop cookie managers.

Initial Order Phase Webinar: January 23, 2018 - 7 p.m. - Register Now!
Goal Getter Phase Webianr: February 6, 2018 - 7 p.m. - Register Now!
Direct Sale Phase Webinar: March 13, 2018 - 7 p.m. - Register Now!

 

 

Digital Cookie

Digital Cookie Resources

Want to learn more about setting up your Digital Cookie 4.0 site? Check out these 4 easy steps to get movin'!

2018 Tip Sheets

Click on the title of the tip sheet to download.

Caregivers / Parents:

For caregivers who have girls under the age of 13:
Caregiver Site Registration - You got your Welcome to Digital Cookie email; tips on how to set up your account
Girl Site Setup - You've set up your account and need to set up your Girl Scout's account; tips on how to help her customize her Digital Cookie storefront

For caregivers who have girls 13 and older:
Girl Site Registration: 13 and Older - You got your Welcome to Digital Cookie email; tips on how to set up your account
Girl Site Setup: 13 and Older - You've set up your account and now your Girl Scout can set up her account; tips on how to approve her site registration

Additional Tip Sheets:
Never Received Registration Email
- If you never received the "Register for the Digital Cookie Platform Today" email, this tip sheet will help you set up your account.
Forgot Password or Password Reset
 - Follow these tips if you have forgotten your password or need a new password
Marketing Your Cookie Business - Follow these tips on how to send emails to customers
How to Upload a Photo or Video - Uploading a selfie or a video asking customers to support her cookie business has proven to increase sales; follow these tips to help upload
Completing Your Badges - Tips on how your Girl Scout can earn her Cookie Business Badges through Digital Cookie
Customer Experience: In-Person Delivery - Would you like to know what your customer sees when they purchase cookies for girl delivery? This tip sheet will show you!
Customer Experience: Shipping - Would you like to know what your customer sees when they purchase cookies to be shipped? This tip sheet will show you!
How to Approve a Girl Delivery Order - Caregivers only have 10 days to approve a customer's request for cookies to be delivered by the girl; this tip sheet will show you step-by-step how to approve them
 

Troop Cookie Managers:

Never Received Registration Email - If you never received the "Register for the Digital Cookie Platform Today" email, this tip sheet will help you set up your account.
Troop Cookie Manager or Volunteer Login - This will help you log in when you first sign up for Digital Cookie.
Order Received: Shipped, Donated, or Delivered - This is what you need to know about orders your Girl Scouts may have received.
Troop Cookie Manager Dashboard - This will walk you though the Digital Cookie Dashboard that you'll use to help support your girls and their parents.

 

Cookie Rewards
Cookie Rallies

What is a Cookie Rally? It's an event to "rally” your girls so they can launch their Cookie Business into a bright future!

While the Girl Scout Cookie Program is a great fundraiser and helps many girls do amazing things, we know that it can and should go beyond “just” a fundraiser. It should also be a skill-building learning opportunity for the girls, and at Girl Scouts we focus on the 5 Skills of the Cookie Program. A Cookie Rally is a great opportunity to join with other Girl Scouts and learn about those 5 Skills while having a blast! It’s like a big party!

Check with your Service Unit Cookie Coordinator to find a rally near you, or use our Mini Troop Rally Guide to try some of our favorite activities at your next troop meeting!

2018 Cookie Rally Guide

Operation Cookie

Through the Operation Cookie program, customers can purchase cookies that will be donated to the men and women serving in the military! Cookies purchased to be donated go directly to organizations like Heroes in Action that package and ship them to our service men and women, making it easy for everyone involved.

Operation Cookie Resources

Operation Cookie (OPCK) Receipt
Operation Cookie Half-Page Flyer
Operation Cookie Box Wrap
Operation Cookie Rewards

Troop Gift of Caring

Your troop can reach out to an organization in your community to collect orders for and deliver those donated cookies to through the Troop Gift of Caring program. The troop will decide who to partner with, collect the donations, and personally deliver the donated packages of cookies. It’s a great way to give back while teaching the troop valuable life lessons!

Troop Gift of Caring patches can be purchased through the regional shops.

Troop Gift of Caring Resources

Blank Box Wrap for Troop Gift of Caring
Troop Gift of Caring Receipt

Cookie Pro 2018

Are you a barrier breakin,’ challenge crushin,’ lead takin’ cookie entrepreneur? Do you put that unmatchable Girl Scout courage to the test every year to create positive change in your community and the world? We want to hear from you!

This cookie season, let’s show ‘em how the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world prepares girls to lead, learn, succeed, and shine—not only for today but also for the future—by entering the national Girl Scouts of the USA’s Cookie Pro 2018 Contest from January 2 through April 30.

Visit www.girlscouts.org/cookiepro for full details and links to enter, but make sure you do it by April 30, 2018!