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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 life long 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 that’s comfortable for your troop, so that no matter how you participate, your Girl Scouts will have a successful program.

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


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 2022 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, be sure to 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 2022 Cookie Rookie Guide has an overview of the program to help you get started as well as fun activites 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, be sure to check out the specific Cookie Rookit Training webinars as well as 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? Bring them to this interactive session and get the support you need for your next steps. You've got this!

December 9 at 12 PM - Watch the Recording!  Passcode: cookie2022
December 9 at 7 PM - Watch the Recording! Passcode: cookie2022
January 11 at 7 PM - Watch the Recording! Passcode: cookie2022

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 & Order Card

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

2022 Cookie Book

 

Looking for more information about the cookie ingredients? Check out the 2022 Allergen Chart. 

Need more order cards? Download HERE. 

If you are in would like extra hard copy versions of the 2022 Cookie Order Cards that were included in your troop cookie materials kit, connect with your service unit cookie coordinator for more. Unsure of who that is? Give Customer Care a call at 888.350.5090 or by email. 

Trainings & Webinars
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! Watch all of the 2022 Cookie videos on YouTube.

eBudde Tabs
eBudde App Overview
Initial Order Tab
Girl Order Tab
Delivery Tab
Transactions Tab: Cupboard Orders
Booth Sites Tab
Cookie Exchange Tab
Rewards Tab
Sales Report
Reports Tab


GSWO CookieCast Podcast

Do you love staying connected and informed while on the go? Then be sure to follow our GSWO CookieCast podcast. Each episode is roughly 20 minutes long, perfect for that morning commute and focused on various phases and details about both the Fall Product Program and of course, our Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Cookie Program! 


Experienced Troop Cookie Manager Training

This training is for troop cookie managers who have previous experience as a TCM. 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!

2022 Troop Cookie Manager Training - Watch Now!


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 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 at 7 PM - Watch the Replay!  passcode: cookie2022


Cookie Rookie: Troop Cookie Managers

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

December 9 at 12 PM - Watch the Replay! Passcode: cookie2022
December 9 at 7 PM - Watch the Replayc! Passcode: cookie2022
January 11 at 7 PM - Watch the Replay! Passcode: cookie2022


Phases of the Cookie Program

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
This webinar is designed for new and returning troop cookie managers. We will walk you through how to place your troop's initial cookie order, talk you through how to order cookies for booth sales and answer all of your questions!
January 18 at 7 PM - Watch the Replay! Passcode: cookie2022

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 20 at 7 PM - Watch the Replay! Passcode: cookie2022

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!
February 1 at 7 PM - Watch the Replay! passcode: cookie2022

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 do booth sales and learn other selling strategies for the month of March.
February 15 at 7 PM - Watch the Replay! passcode:cookie2022


Clover Go Walkthrough

Need a little extra help with Clover Go?  Join us for this recorded online learning opportunity where we walked you through the troop boarding and set up process and how to use the Clover Go app.  We will leave plenty of time to get all of those questions you may have 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 about how to finish out the Cookie Program, complete your final report envelope and allocate cookies.
March 15 at 7 PM - Watch the Replay! passcode: cookie2022

Calendar for Volunteers
  • September 30, 2021 -¬†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 ‚Äď Cookie Manager and receive their welcome email in order to complete the online agreement form.¬†
  • November 15-21, 2021 - Troop Cookie Packets start to arrive at the doorsteps of¬† experienced Troop Cookie Managers!
  • November 30, 2021 - Online training for experienced troop managers opens - Watch Now!
  • December 7, 2021 -¬†Cookie Basics for Troop Leaders Webinar at 7 pm
  • December 9, 2021 - Cookie Rookie Webinar at¬†12 pm¬†and¬†7 pm
  • December 14, 2021 - Digital Cookie access opens for TCMs
  • January 7, 2022 - OPENING DAY OF THE COOKIE PROGRAM! Initial Order taking begins, Digital Cookie opens!
  • January 11, 2022 -¬†Cookie Rookie Webinar at 7pm
  • January 18, 2022 -¬†Initial Order Phase Webinar at 7 pm
  • January 20, 2022 -¬†Thinking Outside the Booth: Creative Cookie Booth Ideas webinar at 7pm
  • January 25, 2022 - Cookie Booth sign up at 7 pm
  • January 27, 2022 - Cookie Booth sign up at 7pm
  • January 27, 2022 - Troops can begin soliciting troop-secured booths
  • January 28, 2022 - Troop orders due into eBudde by 7 pm
  • January 29, 2022 - Goal Getter Phase begins
  • February 1, 2022 - Cookie Booth sign up at 7 pm
  • February 1, 2022 -¬†Goal Getter Phase Webinar at 7 pm
  • February 3, 2022 - Cookie Booth sign up at 7pm
  • February 8, 2022 - Cookie Booth sign up at 7 pm
  • February 10, 2022 -¬†Unlimited booth sign ups begin at 7 pm
  • February 10, 2022 - Last day for Goal Getter, Digital Cookie orders for reward patch must be in by 7 pm
  • February 11-17, 2022 - Cookie Delivery¬†¬†
  • February 15, 2022 -¬†Cookies In Hand Phase Webinar at 7 pm
  • February 18, 2022¬†- Troop-secured booths begin; some Cookie Cupboards set to open (check with your area for more)
  • February 18 - 20, 2022¬†- National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend
  • February 25, 2022 - Council-secured booths begin; Cookie Cupboards open
  • February 25, 2022 - Suggested date to collect funds from initial order sales
  • March 10, 2022 - Girl Delivery option for Digital Cookie shuts off
  • March 15, 2022 -¬†Finishing Out the Cookie Program Webinar at 7 pm¬†
  • March 18-20, 2022 - Last Chance Weekend!
  • March 20, 2022 - LAST DAY OF THE COOKIE PROGRAM. Cupboards close; last day for Cookie Booths. Digital Cookie closes.
  • March 25, 2022 - Troop cookie money must be deposited. Any financial concerns forms (if needed) completed online; reward selections made and allocations completed.
  • April 6, 2022 - Final ACH withdrawal of remaining balance
  • April 2022 - 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 11 - 17, 2022 from a selected location and timeslot of your choice.  These times will need to be chosen at the time your troop's initial order is submitted in eBudde.  If your service unit hosts a delivery, then you will need to contact your service unit uookie coordinator or delivery manager for more details. The Cookie Delivery Schedule includes dates, locations and other important information regarding the cookie deliveries happening in each region. 


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 29 - February 10, 2022 will count towards the Goal Getter patch reward opportunity. 25+ packages sold through Digital Cookie during this phase will earn the patch! 


Cookies in Hand Phase

Once cookies are picked up during delivery week, we then move right into 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 last phase of the program and ends on the last day, March 20, 2022.

Family/Caregiver Resources

It is important that you discuss the cookie program with your caregivers. Be sure that they 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 brand new meeting guides courtesy of Girl Scouts of the USA! 

How to Use eBudde

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

NEW! For a deeper dive into the various tabs of eBudde, check out our 2022 Cookie Program for Troop Cookie Managers playlist on Youtube.

eBudde App

eBudde has gone mobile with their eBudde Troop App! Everything that the eBudde desktop site offers is now available through this convenient app! View girls, place orders, sign up for cookie booths, place a pending cupboard order, and so much more. Be sure to check out 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.

For more details on any of Little Brownies resources, check out littlebrownie.com.

Addressing Cookie FAQs

Find quick answers to your Cookie questions through 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‚Äď 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 ‚ÄúDiscover, Connect, Take Action‚ÄĚ approach is exactly what Girl Scouts is about. The following discussion guide contains Girl Scout activities that broadly address ‚Äúcreating a sustainable world,‚ÄĚ 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.

How the Cookie Crumbles: Where Cookie Money Goes

Did you know that 100% of the proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie Program stays right here within Girl Scouts of Western Ohio?  That means after paying for the product, the remaining proceeds of every packaged purchased goes directly to troops and our local council. 

Remind your cookie customers the financial benefits of the Girl Scout Cookie program with the How the Cookie Crumbles flier.  

Cookie Rewards

2022 Cookie Rewards Lineup!

Girls who participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program will not only learn awesome skills they will use the rest of their life, they'll also earn rewards! 

Check out our brand new Cookie Rewards Look Book


 
 
Digital Dough

At some levels girls can opt for Digital Dough instead of a traditional reward. Digital Dough (sometimes referred to as Cookie Dough) is a council digital gift card that can be 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 2022. Digital Dough expires March 15, 2023.

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 provide girls with opportunities to think about these skills and how to put them in to action 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. By leading your girls through the Cookie Program, you’re helping build the next generation of female entrepreneurs! Which is why we’re excited to offer these resources to help your girls get their cookie business started right and help you provide them 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

 

Virtual Programming: 5 Skills for 5 Days

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

Join us on our Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Facebook Page each evening at 7 p.m., January 3 - 7, 2022 as we kick off the Cookie Program. Each day, we'll offer a fun learning opportunity along with 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 Participation Options

Participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program is an important part of skill-building process for girls. And, there are lots of 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 home or delivered directly through girl delivery, and they can conveniently pay for their cookies online. 

Talk with your troop about setting up their Digital Cookie storefronts on January 7! Check out the Cookie Book for more details. 


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 making a delivery 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 just need to be porch dropped. 

Troops using Clover Go for credit card payment options will see those funds deposited directly into your 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 council. 

Digital Cookie Storefronts for Troops

Digital Cookie makes the process of 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 link. These links can be shared on social media and will also link to the national Cookie Finder site so that customers can purchase cookies from a troop in their area. All cookies purchased through Troop Digital Cookie links, from the Cookie Finder, will only have the option for shipped or donated packages.

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 for more details!

Digital Cookie Tip Sheets

The Digital Cookie app is a great way to utilize Digital Cookie while on the go. The app is currently going through updates from GSUSA, so it may not be completely updated when you download it to your phone, but it will still function and connect to your troop.

Need a deeper look into some of the Digital Cookie functions? Check out the tip sheets below. 

Digital Cookie Difference (from 2021 to 2022) 
Troop Leader: Order Received
Inventory and Girl Delivery Settings
Troop Cookie Links

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 Map

Looking for new ways to connect with cookie customers in your area? Our new Cookie Connection Map will allow customers to find troops near them by searching zip codes or using keywords. Troops can opt-in to being added to the map by completing the Opt-In Form. The details submitted on this form will be used to create your troop's listing, so we encourage you to get creative and make your troop stand out!

Customers who use this map will directly connect via the email provided in the opt-in form. It will then be the responsiblity of the Troop Cookie Manager or Troop Leader to communicate with that customer and to arrange delivery and payment directly with them. 

Cookie Connection Opt-In: COMING SOON!

Map Example:


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

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

The safety of our girls and volunteers is our top priority, and we will be adjusting the Girl Scout Cookie Program as needed in order to ensure everyone can have a safe, fun, and engaging experience.

We are building in additional ways to minimize contact for in-person outreach and to support increased opportunities for digital participation throughout the program. Check out the Marketing Resources for more ways to safely market your troop's participation.

You can find all of our COVID-19 safety guidlines at gswo.org/safety.

2022 Cookie Booth Guidelines - COMING SOON!

Cookie Booths

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

Our Cookie Booth phase of the 2022 Cookie Program officially begins on February 18, 2022. 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 council and listed in eBudde). Those council-secured booths will then open on February 25. Check out pages 16-18 of the Cookie Book for more details on booths. 

2022 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 check out LBB's Booth Support.

To aid with tracking of your troop's inventory and sales at cookie booths, download the 2022 Booth Inventory Chart. 

Cookie Stands

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

Guidelines are as follows:

  • Family/Household Unit ‚Äď minimum one adult/caregiver and maximum two girls from same household ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď households can set up at local businesses not listed in eBudde as a council-secured booth already. They may also set up on their own private property.
  • Caregivers must seek approval from TCM; TCM then will submit Cookie Stand on behalf of troop in eBudde for council approval (same instructions as setting up a troop-secured booth) ‚Äď once approved, the location, date, and time will link to Cookie Finder. If on private home property, the stand does not need to be submitted for approval.¬†
  • Locations will be approved on 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 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‚Äôs 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.¬†
In-Person Cookie Rallies

What is a Cookie Rally? It's an event or virtual experience to "rally‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äújust‚ÄĚ 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, so we have valuable resources for your troop to host your own rally, or virtual rally experience!¬†

If you are planning a rally for your service unit and need supplies from council such as a the 2022 Cookie Rewards set, rally patches and even cookies, then be sure to complete the NEW Rally Request Form as soon as possible! 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.

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

 

Contact-Free Payment with Clover Go & Digital Cookie
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 will be able accept credit cards at booths and when they deliver cookies to their customers. All funds are directly deposited into the troop banking account making it fast, easy, and efficient to accept credit cards! And the best part? Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is covering all of the processing fees!

When girls are ready to delivery 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 safely get cookies into the hands of their supporters!

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

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) through the Digital Cookie dashboard. 


Promotional Marketing Tools 

Ready to promote the Girl Scout Cookie Program? We've got plenty of promotional resources ready for you to use.  Check out our Marketing Resources site for 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 at the same time. 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 available 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 be supporting military groups and food pantries/banks through our annual Cookie Program with donations of everyone’s favorite cookies. When troops and girls partcipate in the Council Gift of Caring program, not only do they earn rewards, but there are no cookies that the troop has to worry about setting aside to deliver! Simply collect the donation, mark the donation in eBudde under the CGOC column and 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

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 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 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 the 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, this means that girls, families, and troops will be able to cut down on the 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 will be able to 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 6, 2022: Remaining balance due to council will be withdrawn (see your Sales Report tab in eBudde for amounts)

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

Financial Forms

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

Should you be unable to 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 council while the process of collection attempts continues.

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.

Clover Go

Clover Go is a credit card processing app available for all of our troops and all of our girls! GSWO is partnering with a company called Fiserv (formerly First Data) to offer the Clover Go App to make this an option in our council.

This means troops and girls will be able accept credit cards at booths and when going door to door. All funds are directly deposited into the troop banking account making it fast, easy, and efficient to accept credit cards!

And the best part? Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is covering all of the processing fees!

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 FAQ's. 

Clover Go Troop Boarding
This Clover Go handout shows the step by step Troop Boarding process. This is the process that verifies Troop Cookie Manager membership and connects to 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 in order to process transactions. Recommended for anyone using the Clover Go app, troop leaders, cookie managers, and caregivers using the app with their Girl Scout.

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

Clover Go Reporting
Use this Clover Go guide for help in understanding 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 of the more common errors that could be experience while using Clover Go. If experiencing technical difficulties not addressed here please 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!