Nobody knows the power of a Girl Scout Cookie more than you do!
Whether your troop wants to go on a trip or start a project in your community, the skills you get from the Girl Scout Cookie Program help you build tomorrow you want! This season, you’ll learn new things, gain a ton of confidence, and find out all that you’re capable of. And you know what? Selling cookies also means having new experiences, making great friends, and joining together to change the world.
Pretty sweet, huh? Let’s unbox the future together and make this the best cookie season yet!
Parents & Caregivers! Before you jump into the program, attend your troop’s Cookie Program meeting and watch the parent video to learn how to support your Girl Scout along the way.
Did you know that the Girl Scout Cookie Program experience can be customized to fit the needs of your family or troop? Pick from some or all of the ways below.
Initial Order Taking: Jan. 1 - Late Jan. (deadline set by troop)
Goal Getter Order Taking: Jan. 28 – Mar. (deadline set by troop)
Using the order card is a great tool to help Girl Scouts reach their goals. Use it to take initial orders from customers and re-orders from those who need just one more box of their favorite treat. The order card can be used for orders taken over the phone, or through email or text.
Digital Cookie: Jan. 1 – March 31
Digital Cookie is a fun, educational tool that helps girls run and manage their Girl Scout Cookie business online. Girl Scouts offer their customers the convenience of ordering and paying online while learning digital marketing skills. Girls who pair Digital Cookie with the order card sell on average 76% more cookie boxes.
Cookie Booths: Feb. 11 – April 30
Cookie Booths are a troop activity that allows Girl Scouts to sell directly to the public with cookies in hand at a local business. Troops can choose from in-person, drive-thru or virtual booths. Check with your Girl Scout’s troop to see how you can provide support for these activities.
Smiles4Military: Jan. 1 – March 31
With the Smiles4Military initiative, customers can donate Girl Scout Cookies to those serving in the military at home and abroad. Donations are made in $6.00 increments with a Girl Scout on her order card, online with Digital Cookie, or at a cookie booth. Girls who include this initiative with other ways of order taking sell on average 250+ boxes of cookies.
Troops can also create their own Gift of Caring projects, designating cookie donations to their favorite cause or charity.
Janurary 1 - Girl Scout Cookie Program starts and Digital Cookie Invitation Emails are sent to registered girls.
January TBD by Troop Leader/Cookie Manager -Troop Initial Order Deadline
February 11 - Cookie Booths Begin
February 16-18 - National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend
March 9 - Girl Delivery & Shipped are no longer available
March 31 - Digital Cookie closes for donated orders
May 18 - Goal Getters Club Event at Zoo Atlanta
June 6-9 - Universal Trip
Digital Cookie Toolbox
All troops earn proceeds as a percentage of their total sales.
Troop Proceeds = 18% of Total Sales
Girl Scout Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Troops ONLY can opt out of individual girl rewards (and still receive participation patches) to earn an additional 2% of their total sales.
Juliette proceeds go to the Juliette program, which provides programming, scholarships and other benefits to girls in the program.
Your encouragement will help your Girl Scout receive the greatest benefit from the Girl Scout Cookie Program. As a cookie entrepreneur, she will build five awesome skills:
Goal Setting - Ask her about her goals and help her make a plan to achieve them.
Decision Making - Let her decide how to run her business: online, order card or both!
Money Management - Let her collect orders, accept payments, provide receipts and make change.
People Skills - Help her coordinate places to take orders, people to ask and how she will market to potential customers.
Business Ethics - Mark the calendar for January 1 – it’s the day her business opens and she can begin taking orders.
Girl Scout Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pin
Bring the whole family together for tons of fun and learning with the Girl Scout Cookie Program pin collection!
Each Girl Scout grade level will have its own set of requirements to help families guide their Girl Scout as she runs her own cookie business year after year. Girls can earn all 13 pins in the collection-one unique pin for every year they participate!