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Thank you for volunteering to support the Girl Scout Cookie Program! Because of you, girls gain important skills that will help them become leaders in their own lives. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is a great way to help girls of all ages earn money towards exciting Girl Scout adventures.

The program provides girls with hands-on leadership and entrepreneurial opportunites that teach them the five skills needed in life and business - goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. 

Getting Started

To get your troop ready for the cookie program,

  1. Check that the girls in your troop have an active 2022 membership with GSUSA.
  2. Complete the required online trainings (listed below) and review all the available cookie resources, including the Cookie Manual.
  3. Collect a Parent Agreement for each girl participating in the cookie program and distribute/communicate the materials you receive from the Service Unit to each Girl Scout. A signed Parent Permission Agreement is required for girls to participate in the 2022 Girl Scout Cookie Program. 
Important Cookie Dates
Dates Information
November Service Unit Training with Council
November through December Troop training with Service Units
January Service Units and Troops hold Cookie Kickoffs
January 4 Digital Cookie opens (so parents and girls have time to register before the program begins)
January 6 Cookie order taking starts and Cookie Paloozas begin
January 21  Service Units verify delivery info into eBudde (please click and confirm address)
January 28 Troop t-shirt size selections due 
February 4 Initial Order taking ends
February 5 Goal Getter orders begin
February 7 Troop Initial Order and rewards due in eBudde (system will lock at 11:58 p.m.)
February 9 Service Units to verify and submit Initial Orders and rewards to Council (system will lock at 11:58 p.m.)
February 25 through  March 9 Troops deliver Initial Orders, Goal Getter Orders and Deliver by Girl Orders from Digital Cookie
March 1 through April 10 Girl payments due to Troop Cookie Chair (please turn in frequently)
April 8  Digital Order Card ends
April 10 Last day for Booth Sales to count toward final rewards; Cookie Cupboards and Digital Cookie close
April 11 Initial Order payments due to Council; Delinquent Forms and Initial Sale submitted; All troops very final rewards; 2022 Cookie Program ends 
April 13 Service Unit verifies girl reward orders for Troops and enters delivery information into eBudde (Please click and confirm address)
April 29 Additional money from sales after Initial Order due to Council; Booth Sale payments due; Delinquent Forms due
Late May Rewards are delivered to Service Unit Chairs
Late June M2 Crossover Patches will be shipped
Within 10 days Rewards shortages must be resolved within 10 days of shipment receipt date by Service Unit Chairs (Rewards cannot be guaranteed after this point)
Cookie Resources

Tools for Cookie Program Success

Want to know about all the benefits of selling Girl Scout Cookies? Looking for a one-stop shop with the latest safety guidelines, information on earning the Girl Scout Cookie Activity pin and tips for parents and volunteers working with Girl Scout Cookie Professionals? Need to locate cookie forms or safety information? You can find all that and more here in this section!

Forms, Documents and Videos
Helpful Links

Girl Scouts of the USA's Cookie Resources Page 
Here, you'll find handouts, posters, videos and other materials to help you have fun and stay safe as you build your cookie business. 

Little Brownie Bakers 
Want to make this cookie season the best one yet? Check out some of the fun activities and materials for girls from our partners at Little Brownie Bakers. 

girlscoutcookies.org
Need materials to make your booth the best booth ever? Download posters, banners, name tags, receipts, thank-you cards and more at girlscoutcookies.org. 

GSBDC Product Sales Facebook Group
This group is open to all volunteers dealing with either the Fall Product Program or Girl Scout Cookie Program. Stay up-to-date on sale tips, promotions and just-in-time trainings. This group is the perfect place to connect with other volunteers, as well. 

Safety

Safety Tips

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious virus that spreads easily in the community. Take all reasonable precautions to limit potential exposure for girls, volunteers and families.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change as infection rates rise and fall in different areas. There may be regional differences or developments since this guidance was published. Continue to follow local and national directives. Discuss plans with families.

Follow the resources developed by credible public health sources such as CDC or your local public health department. Share these with girls and volunteers and ensure that they are practiced. 

  • Cough and sneeze into a tissue, throw the tissue in the trash and wash or sanitize your hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Wash hands if you do touch.
  • Volunteers, girls and parents should be reminded to make sure temperatures are taken prior to group interaction to confirm the individual is not running a fever and temperature is a normal 98.6 degrees.

Routinely clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that are frequently touched Use a household cleaner, or see the EPA’s list of effective cleaners approved for use against COVID-19. See the CDC’s website for more on cleaning and disinfecting community facilities.

Volunteers should remind girls that Girl Scouts wear face coverings (masks) not only to protect themselves but to protect others. Face coverings are a civic responsibility and a sign of caring for the community. 

Check with the council for even more safety resources, including Safety Activity Checkpoints, Volunteer Essentials for the Product Program and COVID-19 Safety Guidelines. 

Trainings
Cookie Chatters

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Promotions
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Give customers the opportunity to Buy 1, Give 1

Gift of Caring allows you to offer your customers one super sweet deal. Encourage customers to buy one box of cookies for themselves and purchase another to give to a charitable organization of your choice. And, if they buy more, suggest they give more!

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Black Diamond Cares: Our Council Gift of Caring Program

Our Gift of Caring program called “Black Diamond Cares” encourages girls to ask customers and businesses to donate as little as $5 so that cookies can find their way to military members and their families. We have partnered with the National Guard Foundation, Vietnam Veterans of America and Gold Star families, which are families who have lost a loved one while they were serving in the United States Armed Forces. Our relationship with NGF helped us donate over 9,000 boxes last year!

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