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Cookie Resources

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world. Through it, girls learn lifelong skills while earning fun rewards and troop proceeds to fuel their adventures. Help girls climb with courage and achieve success through the Girl Scout Cookie Program. 

The tools and resources we’ve prepared will allow you to select the level of participation and contact comfortable for your troop so that your Girl Scouts will have a successful program no matter how you participate.

Have questions? Contact the Customer Care Team at 888.350.5090 or by email.


How the Cookie Crumbles

Did you know that 100% of the Girl Scout Cookie Program's proceeds stay here within Girl Scouts of Western Ohio? That means after paying for the product, the remaining proceeds from every package purchased goes directly to troops and our local council for camp facilities programming and more!

Remind your cookie customers of the financial benefits of the Girl Scout Cookie Program and just where the cookie money goes!

Getting Started: Troop Cookie Managers

Participating in the largest girl-led business may seem daunting, but it doesn't need to be! Below is everything you need to get started with the 2023 Girl Scout Cookie Program.

If you haven't already, don't forget to register as a Troop Cookie Manager for your troop and sign the Cookie Manager Agreement. Then, connect with your area service unit cookie coordinator for your troop's cookie materials. 

First-Year Cookie Managers

New to the Girl Scout Cookie Program? Welcome, Cookie Rookie!

The 2023 Cookie Rookie Guide has an overview of the program to help you get started and fun activities to do with your troop to kick off the program. Connect with your area service unit cookie coordinator for the guide, your Cookie Rookie kit, and all of this year's cookie materials, including the order cards for your troop!

Also, check out the specific Cookie Rookie Training webinars and the just-in-time trainings offered throughout the cookie program. All links can be found under the Trainings & Webinars section below. 

Cookie Rookie: Troop Cookie Managers

Way to go! You went to the training meeting, and you jumped in. Still, have questions? Please bring them to this interactive session and get the support you need for your next steps. You've got this!

December 8 at 12 PM - Register!
December 8 at 7 PM - Register!
January 10 at 7 PM - Register!

Cookie Manager Agreement Form

Troop Cookie Managers are required to complete the Product Program 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.

If you have not registered yet, please do so as soon as possible so that you can get access to eBudde!

Can’t find your email? Contact the Customer Care Team at 888.350.5090 or by email, and they can send you a new one!

Cookie Book and Order Card

The Cookie Book is your go-to resource for managing the Cookie Program like a pro! The book has cookies, including Cookie Cupboard locations, important dates, tutorials, and more! 

 

Looking for more information about the cookie ingredients? Check out the 2023 Allergen Chart

If you would like extra hard copy versions of the 2023 Cookie Order Cards included in your troop cookie materials kit, connect with your service unit cookie coordinator for more. Not sure who that is? Give Customer Care a call at 888.350.5090 or by email

Need more order cards now? Download and print the order card below!

Little Brownie’s eBudde cookie system puts powerful and fun tools at your fingertips! There's a convenient app now available to support you during your Cookie Program this season!

eBudde App

Everything that the eBudde desktop site offers is available through this convenient, free app! View girls, place orders, sign up for booths, place cupboard orders, and more. Download the app to successfully manage your troop's Cookie Program while on the go.

To learn more about eBudde, check out the eBudde Troop User Manual.

To view Little Brownies' resources, visit littlebrownie.com.

Tidbit Tutorials

Tidbit Tutorials are short videos that guide you through different aspects of the Cookie Program and the eBudde system in just a few minutes! While the 2023 program videos are being recorded, watch all 2022 Cookie videos on YouTube.

eBudde Tabs
eBudde App Overview
Initial Order Tab

Submitting IO Orders, Rewards & Selecting Pickup
Girl Order Tab
Transactions Tab
Booth Sales Tab
Cookie Exchange Tab
Council Booths
Troop Booths
Rewards Tab
Payments
Sales Report
Reports Tab


Be Prepared Podcast

Do you love staying connected and informed while on the go? Then be sure to follow our GSWO Be Prepared podcast for all things Girl Scouts of Western Ohio! 


Experienced Troop Cookie Manager Training

This training is for troop cookie managers with previous TCM experience. Click the link below to access the training video. It is about 45 minutes long, but feel free to pause and watch as you need to. Also, let your service unit cookie coordinator know when you have completed this online training resource, so they know you are ready for the next cookie season!

2023 Troop Cookie Manager Training - Watch Now!

 

Troop Financial Management

Troop Cookie Managers should complete Financing the Fun Troop Financial Management Training available on GSLearn.

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, money-earning and troop sponsorship policies, and year-end reporting. This learning is required for all approved volunteers who manage troop funds.


Cookie Basics for Troop Leaders

Become a cookie pro when you’re not 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 6 at 7 PM - Watch the Replay! passcode: cookie2023


Cookie Rookie: Troop Cookie Managers

Way to go! You went to the training meeting, and you jumped in. Still, have questions? Please bring them to this interactive session and get the support you need for your next steps. You've got this!

December 8 at 12 PM - Watch the Replay! Passcode: cookie2023
December 8 at 7 PM - Watch the Replay! Passcode: cookie2023
January 10 at 7 PM - Watch the Replay! Passcode: cookie2023


Phases of the Cookie Program

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

Initial Order Phase Webinar
This webinar is designed for new and returning troop cookie managers. We will walk you through placing your troop's initial cookie order, how to order cookies for booth sales, and answer all of your questions!
January 17 at 7 PM - Watch the Replay! passcode: cookie2023

Thinking Outside the Booth: Creative Cookie Booth Ideas
Looking for new ways to connect with cookie customers outside of your network? Interested in hearing about drive-thru cookie booths or other opportunities that have worked well for others?
January 19 at 7 PM - Watch the Replay! Passcode: cookie2023

Goal Getter Phase Webinar
This webinar is designed for new and returning troop cookie managers. Join us as we walk you through everything you need to know about the Goal Getter phase, the Goal Getter promotion for your girls, and how to prep for cookie delivery!
January 24 at 7 PM - Watch the Replay! passcode: cookie2023

Cookies in Hand Phase Webinar
This webinar is designed for new and returning troop cookie managers. Join us as we walk through the last phase of the cookie program, where girls have cookies in hand, troops can make booth sales, and learn other selling strategies for March.
February 14 at 7 PM - Register Today! passcode:cookie2023


Clover Go Walkthrough

Need a little extra help with Clover Go? Join us for this recorded online learning opportunity, where we walk you through troop boarding, the set up process, and how to use the Clover Go app. We will leave plenty of time to answer all your questions about this credit card processing system.

Watch the Recording!


Finishing Out the Cookie Program Webinar

This webinar is designed for new and returning Troop Cookie Managers. Join us to learn how to finish out the Cookie Program, complete your final report envelope, and allocate cookies.
March 14 at 7 PM - Register Today! passcode: cookie2023

Calendar for Volunteers
  • September 30, 2022 - Deadline for troop cookie managers to complete their online agreement form to get their materials shipped to them. troop cookie managers must be registered as a Troop Assistant – Cookie Manager and receive their welcome email to complete the online agreement form. 
  • Mid-November 2022 - Troop Cookie Packets start to arrive at the doorsteps of experienced troop cookie managers!
  • November 30, 2022 - Online training for experienced troop managers opens - Watch Now!
  • December 6, 2022 - Cookie Basics for Troop Leaders Webinar at 7 pm
  • December 8, 2022 - Cookie Rookie Webinar at 12 pm and 7 pm
  • December 13, 2022 - Digital Cookie access opens for TCMs
  • January 6, 2023 - OPENING DAY OF THE COOKIE PROGRAM! Initial Order taking begins, Digital Cookie opens, troops can begin soliciting troop-secured booths
  • January 10, 2023 - Cookie Rookie Webinar at 7pm
  • January 17, 2023 - Initial Order Phase Webinar at 7 pm
  • January 19, 2023 Thinking Outside the Booth: Creative Cookie Booth Ideas webinar at 7pm
  • January 24, 2023 - Cookie Booth sign up at 7 pm
  • January 24, 2023 - Goal Getter Phase Webinar at 7 pm
  • January 26, 2023 - Cookie Booth sign up at 7pm
  • January 27, 2023 - Troop orders due into eBudde by 7 pm
  • January 28, 2023 - Goal Getter Phase begins
  • January 31, 2023 - Cookie Booth sign up at 7 pm
  • February 2, 2023 - Cookie Booth sign up at 7pm
  • February 7, 2023 - Cookie Booth sign up at 7 pm
  • February 9, 2023 - Unlimited booth sign-ups begin at 7 pm
  • February 9, 2023 - Last day for Goal Getter, Digital Cookie orders for reward opportunities must be placed by 7 pm
  • February 10-16, 2023 - Cookie Pickup Week
  • February 14, 2023 Cookies In Hand Phase Webinar at 7 pm
  • February 17, 2023 - Troop-secured booths begin
  • February 20, 2023 - Ordering opens in eBudde for Cookie Cupboards
  • February 24, 2023 - Council-secured booths begin; Cookie Cupboards open (dependent on each location's availability) 
  • February 24, 2023 - Suggested date to collect funds from initial order sales
  • February 27, 2023 - Orders for shipping open in Digital Cookie
  • March 3-5, 2023 - National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend!
  • March 9, 2023 - Girl Delivery option for Digital Cookie shuts off
  • March 14, 2023 - Finishing Out the Cookie Program Webinar at 7 pm 
  • March 17-19, 2023 - Last Chance Weekend!
  • March 19, 2023 - LAST DAY OF THE COOKIE PROGRAM. Cupboards close; last day for all Cookie Booths. Digital Cookie closes.
  • March 24, 2023 - Troop cookie money must be deposited. Any financial concerns forms (if needed) completed online; reward selections made and allocations completed.
  • April 5, 2023 - ACH withdrawal of total balance due
  • May 2023 - Rewards begin to ship to service unit cookie coordinators

Initial Order Cookie Delivery

Initial order cookie orders will need to be picked up during the initial order delivery between February 10 - 16, 2023 from a selected location and timeslot of your choice. These times will need to be chosen when your troop's initial order is submitted in eBudde. If your service unit hosts a delivery, contact your service unit cookie coordinator or delivery manager for more details. 


Goal Getter Phase

The Goal Getter Phase is digital! This is the second phase of the Cookie Program, the time between when girls turn in their Initial Orders and when they receive their cookies at delivery. This year, orders placed through Digital Cookie from January 28 - February 9, 2023, will count towards the Goal Getter patch reward opportunity. 25+ packages sold through Digital Cookie during this phase will earn the patch! Stay tuned for a super secret, special reward announcement on January 28!


Cookies in Hand Phase

Once cookies are received during pickup week, we enter the Cookies in Hand phase. This is when cookies are made available directly to customers through various methods, including cookie booths, cookie stands, drive-thrus, walkabouts, and more! This phase is the program's last phase and ends on the last day, March 19, 2023.

eBudde Emails for Volunteers

Every Monday throughout the Cookie Program, troop cookie managers will receive an email update through eBudde, our cookie management system. These emails will contain important reminders and up-to-date information to navigate you through the 2023 Cookie Program. 

Missed an eBudde email? Catch up here:

January 2 - Welcome to eBudde
January 9 - First Week of the Cookie Program
January 16 - This Week's Reminders
January 23 - Initial Order Deadline Reminders

Family Resources

It is important you discuss the cookie program with your caregivers. Use the age-level Cookie Program Family Meeting Guides to help guide you through that cookie family meeting. Then, have each caregiver complete the Caregiver Agreement Form online or print off the downloadable agreement (if you'd like to keep a hard copy on file) before their Girl Scout participates.

Hold your Family Meeting for the Cookie Season in confidence with the support of these meeting guides courtesy of Girl Scouts of the USA! 

During cookie family meetings, hand out all Cookie Program resources, including the Cookie Family Guide below, with our council-specific dates and details to our Girl Scouts of Western Ohio program. 

 

Looking for a fun way to virtually prepare for the Girl Scout Cookie program? Then look no further; our 5 Skills for 5 Days virtual programs are perfect!

Join us on our Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Facebook Page each evening at 7 p.m., January 2 - 6, 2023, as we kick off the Cookie Program. Each day, we'll offer a fun learning opportunity and an activity for girls to follow along and hear more about the five skills they'll learn through their participation in the Girl Scout Cookie Program!

Can't attend live? Don't worry; replays will be available on Facebook!

Cookie Rewards

2023 Cookie Rewards Lineup

Girls who participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program will learn awesome skills they will use for the rest of their lives and earn rewards! 

Check out our 2023 Cookie Program Rewards Look Book below for more details on each reward.


 
 
Digital Dough

Girls can opt for Digital Dough instead of a traditional reward at some levels. Digital Dough (sometimes called Cookie Dough) is a council digital gift card used to pay for service unit day camps, council-sponsored programs, in the shop, or next year's registration.

The electronic gift card numbers will be emailed to caregivers with redemption instructions by May 2023. Digital Dough expires on March 15, 2024.

Girls who sell 1,000-3,000+ packages levels may select a reward from a previous reward level and make up the difference with additional cookie dough!

Redeem your Digital Dough

Troop Cookie Activities

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is so much more than selling cookies. Through the experience, girls build 5 skills that will last a lifetime: goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. Fun cookie activities, like the ones below, can give girls opportunities to think about these skills and how to implement them as a team.  

Check out our Troop Activities section for more!

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the world. Girl Scouts sell roughly 200 million boxes of cookies during each cookie season. You’re helping build the next generation of female entrepreneurs by leading your girls through the Cookie Program! This is why we’re excited to offer these resources to help your girls get their cookie business started right and help you provide them with business acumen that they can carry forward in the future!

Bean Game Activity Instructions
Bean Game Sheet
Order-Taking Set Activity
Door Hanger
Thank You/Reorder Cards

 

Addressing Cookie FAQs

Find quick answers to your Cookie questions at GSUSA's Cookie FAQ site. 

Talking With Your Girls about Palm Oil
Troop Leaders, questions have been raised about the sustainability and labor practices used in palm oil production, which is used to make Girl Scout cookies– and almost all baked goods, cosmetics and other consumer goods. Little Brownie Bakers, our cookie company, has taken a strong stand to ensure that their sources are using responsible practices and their parent company, Ferrara, has received the top rating from the World Wildlife Fund. Many of our troops responded to this discussion with an interest in using this as an educational opportunity about the global impact we all have with the food and other products we use every day.

This “Discover, Connect, Take Action” approach is exactly what Girl Scouts is about. The following discussion guide contains Girl Scout activities that broadly address “creating a sustainable world,” along with a link to a resource that provides more in-depth information and activities on palm oil issues. The GSWO team created this to support you and your girls as they take the first steps in exploring complex issues.

GSUSA Palm Oil Toolkit

Girl Scouts of the USA has provided additional FAQs that girls and volunteers may find useful.


Cookie Participation Options

Participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program is an important part of the skill-building process for girls. And, there are many options and ways for girls to participate this year! Check out this handy overview.



Digital Cookie Storefronts for Girls

Go digital to grow for girls to grow their cookie businesses. The Digital Cookie platform makes reaching out and connecting with their cookie customers easy! Customers can purchase Girl Scout Cookies to be shipped to their homes or delivered directly through girl delivery, and they can conveniently pay for their cookies online. 

Please talk with your troop about setting up their Digital Cookie storefronts on January 6! Orders can be placed for girl delivery or donations through Digital Cookie starting January 6, but orders for shipping will not open until February 27. To learn more, visit our FAQ page or check out the details of the Cookie Book for Cookie Program.


Contactless Payment

Ready to deliver your cookies and looking for contactless payment options? If your troop is not utilizing credit card payment through Clover Go, Digital Cookie has a solution! Girls can easily accept credit card payments while delivering through the Digital Cookie app. If the order was placed in advance through Digitial Cookie, then the order was already paid for, and the cookies will need to be porch dropped. 

Troops using Clover Go for credit card payment options will see those funds deposited directly into their troop bank account. Any troops utilizing Digital Cookie for credit card payments will see credits for those funds on their Sales Report since those payments deposit directly to the council. 

Digital Cookie Storefronts for Troops

Digital Cookie makes connecting with customers from the comfort of home even easier this year with updated features and technology to support your girls and troop, no matter how they choose to participate in the Cookie Program.

Starting in February, troops will be able to share the Troop Digital Cookie storefront. Troops can opt to allow girl-delivered orders through their Troop Digital Cookie; shipping will become available on February 27. Troops can share their storefront on social media and starting on February 27, links will be shared to the National Cookie Finder so local customers can purchase shipped and donated cookies.

Troops can offer the Girl Delivery option if the Troop Digital Cookie link is directly shared from volunteers or girls. 

Check out the Troop Link Tip Sheet  or Little Brownie's eBudde Volunteer Training: Distributing Troop Site Shipped Cookies.

The Digital Cookie Troop Site makes it easy for your troop to accept digital orders and payments from customers, no matter where they are located.

If you use your Troop Site to process credit card payments at cookie booths, or to accept digital delivery orders, you’ll need to make DOC (Digital Cookie) Payments to ensure that Girl Scouts are credited for those sales.

DOC Payments also help you ensure that your sales records are accurate throughout Girl Scout Cookie Season.

With DOC Payments, you can:
• Balance the sales and payments totals for your Troop Site
• Make payments to specific booth sales for credit card purchases
• Transfer payments to Girl Scouts for cookie orders they deliver

Digital Cookie Troop Site Payments and Girl Delivery Allocation

Digital Cookie Tip Sheets

The Digital Cookie app is a great way to utilize Digital Cookie while on the go. Once you have set up your Digital Cookie site, use the free Digital Cookie app to view your troop!

Need  to help your families as they navigate through Digital Cookie? Check out the Digital Cookie Tip Sheets for Families for walk-thrus and troublshooting. For a deeper look Digital Cookie functions for your troop site, check out the tip sheets below. 

Setting Up Your Troop Virtual Booth Site
Troop Booth: Pickup Orders

Tidbit Tutorial: Troubleshooting Digital Cookie Login

Also, check out our Tidbit Tutorial YouTube playlist for more real-view how-tos on setting up and navigating your Digital Cookie site. 

Cookie Connection

Looking for new ways to connect with cookie customers in your area? Our Cookie Connection opportunities will allow customers to connect with troops near them. Troops can be added to our connection map by completing the Opt-In Form. The map will allow customers to search out troops in their zip code. The details submitted on the opt-in form will be used to create your troop's listing; we encourage you to get creative and make your troop stand out!

Customers ordering through the map will be directed to the troop's Digital Cookie Troop Link to complete their purchase. It will then be the responsibility of the troop cookie manager or troop leader to communicate with that customer and to arrange delivery, if necessary. 

Troops can also decide to opt-in to potential business connections. Oftentimes, businesses will reach out to Girl Scouts of Western Ohio to seek troops to support. By opting into this option, you could potentially be connected with an eager cookie supporter.

Cookie Connection Opt-In

Map Example:


We want to be sure your girl or troop is prepared for this season, should they choose to participate safely in any in-person cookie activities. Check out the resources available to help you do just that!

Cookie Booths

Cookie Booths are a valued aspect of the Cookie Program. Girls learn important communication skills and how to network and manage their own businesses while being able to provide sweet cookie treats to the public.

Our Cookie Booth phase of the 2023 Cookie Program officially begins on February 17, 2023. Troops can connect with business partners in their area to set up troop-secured cookie booths (any business location that has not already been secured by the council and listed in eBudde). Council-secured booths will then open on February 24. Check out pages 16-18 of the Cookie Book for more booth details. 

2023 Cookie Booth Guidelines - COMING SOON!

Drive-Thru Cookie Booths

Customers love being able to purchase Girl Scout cookies while on the go. A Drive-Thru Cookie Booth is a great way for troops to offer convenience, distance, and a quick cookie transaction experience for those cookie fans. Be sure to check out the Help Center in eBudde for tons of downloadable signs and resources or LBB's Booth Support.

To aid with tracking your troop's inventory and sales at cookie booths, download the 2023 Cookie Booth Inventory chart below.

Cookie Stands

Girls may work with their caregiver to host a Cookie Stand! A cookie stand is similar to a lemonade stand in that girls run it from one household with their caregiver there to supervise. The caregiver is responsible for the cookies they sign out; since they supervise their Girl Scout, membership and background checks are not required. This will allow girls to experience the booth without the added complications of a council-secured booth.  

The guidelines are as follows:

  • Family/Household Unit – minimum one adult/caregiver and maximum two girls from the same household – these will work similar to a Cookie Booth, but with rules to allow for one adult and one Girl Scout from the same household to manage the cookie sales at a location known as a Cookie Stand. 
  • Troop-secured locations only – households can set up at local businesses not listed in eBudde as a council-secured booths already. They may also set up on their private property.
  • Caregivers must seek approval from TCM; TCM then will submit Cookie Stand on behalf of the troop in eBudde for council approval (same instructions as setting up a troop-secured booth) – once approved, the location, date, and time will link to Cookie Finder. The stand does not need to be submitted for approval on private home property. 
  • Locations will be approved on a first-come-first-served basis; if a troop has already submitted a location for a Cookie Stand/Booth approval, the second request will be denied, and encouraged to seek a different date/time from the location to re-submit. 
  • Caregiver must connect with TCM to obtain cookie inventory (and sign receipts) for Cookie Stand. As with any time cookies are signed out by the caregiver, the cookies and funds for those cookies are the responsibility of the caregiver signing for them. 
  • Households with girls from more than one troop must work with each troop’s cookie manager for inventory calculations and funds due if girls are working Cookie Stand together. 
  • All general Cookie Booth guidelines as pertaining to etiquette, setup, teardown, and COVID restriction policies must be followed at Cookie Stands. 
Cookie Rallies

What is a Cookie Rally? It's an event or virtual experience to "rally” 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's a program that 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! While we understand that in-person Service Unit Cookie Rallies may not be possible this year, we have valuable resources for your troop to host your rally or virtual rally experience! 

If you are planning a rally for your service unit and need supplies from council such as the 2023 Cookie Rewards set, rally patches, and even cookies, then be sure to complete the Rally Request Form by November 14! Check out the activities, order what you need, and we'll conveniently provide everything you need! Some of the free council rally supplies are limited and reserved on a first-come-first-served basis. This form should only be completed if planning a rally for your service unit, not your troop. 

Check-in with your service unit cookie coordinator to learn more about the details for a rally in your area.

Credit Card Processing
Digital Cookie

If your troop is not utilizing credit card payment through Clover Go, Digital Cookie has a new solution! Girls can easily accept credit card payments while making a delivery (if those orders weren't already ordered through Digital Cookie) on the Digital Cookie dashboard. 

Clover Go

Clover Go is a credit card processing app available for all of our troops and all of our girls! This means troops and girls can accept credit cards at booths and when they deliver cookies to their customers. All funds are directly deposited into the troop banking account, making accepting credit cards fast, easy, and efficient! And the best part? Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is covering all of the processing fees!

When girls are ready to deliver cookie orders to their customers, they can easily connect with them to accept the credit card payment over the phone to process manually through the Clover Go app! They can then schedule a porch drop for that customer as a convenient, contact-free way to get cookies into the hands of their supporters safely!

Troop Cookie Managers, learn more about setting up a Clover Go account through GSWO in the Clover Go section below. 

Watch the video below and then visit girlscouts.firstdata.com to complete the process. 

 

Handouts:

Clover Go Introduction
This Clover Go handout gives a quick overview of Clover Go and some of the FAQs. 

Clover Go Troop Boarding
This Clover Go handout shows the step-by-step Troop Boarding process. This process verifies Troop Cookie Manager membership and connects their troop to Girl Scouts of Western Ohio in the Clover system. 

Clover Go Troop Set Up
These Clover Go instructions provide screenshots and tips for navigating the Clover Go app to process transactions. Recommended for anyone using the Clover Go app, troop leaders, cookie managers, and caregivers using the app with their Girl Scouts.

Clover Go App Instructions
These Clover Go instructions provide screenshots and tips for navigating the Clover Go app to process transactions. Recommended for anyone using the Clover Go app, troop leaders, cookie managers, and caregivers using the app with their Girl Scouts.

Clover Go Reporting
Use this Clover Go guide to help understand the reporting features in Clover Go. This will help the Troop Cookie Manager reconcile finances at the end of the Cookie Program. 

Clover Go Troubleshooting
This Clover Go guide will help with some more common errors that could be experienced using Clover Go. If you are experiencing technical difficulties not addressed here, don't hesitate to contact the Clover support team 24/7 at 855-276-5008.

Clover Go Complete TCM Training
This Clover Go training is a compilation of all the individual guides and handouts. Containing everything a Troop Cookie Manager would need to know about Clover Go. 

Keep your Clover Go transactions professional by downloading the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio logo here and adding it to your app, so it appears on all of your cookie receipts!

 


Promotional Marketing Tools 

Ready to promote the Girl Scout Cookie Program? We have plenty of promotional resources ready for you to use. Our Marketing Resources site has everything you need to download or share socially to help spread the word!


Cookie Donations

By donating cookies, cookie customers can double their giving efforts by supporting Girl Scouts and donating to others in need simultaneously. Plus, girls learn about philanthropy and the power of giving back to their local communities. So, that's a win-win-win. Even better!

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio has two cookie donation programs for troops: Council Gift of Caring and Troop Gift of Caring.

Council Gift of Caring
Council Gift of Caring Partners

This year Girl Scouts of Western Ohio will support military groups and food pantries/banks through our annual Cookie Program with donations of everyone’s favorite cookies. When troops and girls participate in the Council Gift of Caring program, they earn rewards, and there are no cookies that the troop has to worry about setting aside to deliver! Collect the donation, mark the donation in eBudde under the CGOC column, and the council will take care of the rest! Check out the Cookie Book for more details. 

The partners are listed below and will be updated as we form more partnerships in the future.

Food Banks
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
SeaGate Food Bank
Shared Harvest
Freestore Food Bank
West Ohio
Gala of Hope 

Military Organizations
Miami Valley Military Affairs
Yellow Ribbon Support Center
Wolverine Lake Community Packing Party for Troops
Lima Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic
Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center
USO Ohio - Dayton
180th Fighter Wing

More recipients coming soon! 

Troop Gift of Caring

Your troop can reach out to an organization in your community to collect orders for and deliver those donated cookies 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 regional shops.


Troop Financial Management

While managing your troop's Cookie Program can be conveniently handled through eBudde, there are a few resources you may need to access outside of the cookie system to assist you with reconciling your finances for the program. 

ACH

Finances will be handled through Automated Clearing House (ACH) withdrawals. Troops will only have to make deposits into their troop bank account, and the council will withdraw the balance due. In an increasingly paperless world, girls, families, and troops will be able to cut down on deposits, receipts, cash, and checks! Plus, this helps to keep things contact-free and safe for everyone!

The Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Troop Bank Information Form is required for all troops to participate in the Product Programs. This form must be completed each membership year. 

1 | Complete the Bank Information Form *
Have your troop bank account information handy; you’ll need your Routing and Account numbers!
*This is required for every troop to participate in the Cookie Program. Not submitting this form will result in initial orders being withheld.

2 | Watch the brief Clover Go recorded training (optional)
See the Clover Go section below for the video, and then visit girlscouts.firstdata.com to complete the process. This is only required if your troop plans to use Clover Go.

3 | Set up your Clover Go Account! (optional)
Once you have watched the training, you can create your Clover Go account so that your troop can accept credit card payments anywhere, anytime! This is only required if your troop plans to use Clover Go.

Ready to go? Complete your Bank Information Form now!

NEW! Council will perform just one ACH (Automatic Clearing House) withdrawal this year at the end of the program.

  • April 5, 2023: Total balance due to council will be withdrawn (see your Sales Report tab in eBudde for amounts)

See pages 24-25 of the Cookie Book for more details.

Financial Forms

In the unlikely event that you experience financial issues during your troop's Cookie Program, guidelines and forms are in place to assist you.

If you cannot collect funds owed from a Caregiver, the council office will assist with attempts to reconcile those funds if the proper documentation is submitted. In this instance, an Unpaid Funds Collection Assistance Form should be completed along with uploads of receipts or any other corresponding paperwork. As long as the documentation is received, these funds will be removed from the balance owed by the troop to the council while the collection attempts continue.

During the season, should you accept a check that later bounces or is returned for insufficient funds,, please complete the Check Recovery Assistance Form along with any coordinating paperwork to recieve reimbursement for the check and bank fees.  Reimbursement will be handled by deducting the amount of the check and fees from the final balance owed to council if submitted by the deadline.