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A Cookie Rookie’s One-stop Source

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-run business in the country! It is a unique, hands-on way for girls to develop five essential skills that are core to the Girl Scout Leadership Program:

  • Goal-setting
  • Decision-making
  • Money management
  • People skills
  • Business ethics

The 2021 Cookie Season may present some unique challenges, but it is nothing a Girl Scout can’t handle. Below you’ll find resources and tips to help make your first Girl Scout Cookie Program a total success. Together, we’ve got this!

Ways to Sell

There are several ways your girls can participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Together with your parents and volunteers, you can decide what works best for your girls, picking all or some of the following methods.

Order Card
Using the order card is a great tool to help Girl Scouts reach their goals. Girls can take initial orders from customers and re-orders from those who need just one more box of their favorite treat. Girls should safely take orders over the phone, or through email or text. Also, girls can use the door hanger to leave with neighbors to share information on how to place a cookie order.

Digital Cookie
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. This is an easy way to stay contactless and participate in the program. Customers can have cookies shipped directly to their home from the bakery.

Cookie Booths
Cookie Booths are a troop activity that allows Girl Scouts to sell directly to the public with cookies in hand at a local business. In this new environment, we recognize that cookie booths may look a little different than our traditional method. By late January, we will provide guidelines on how to safely hosts cookie booths this cookie season. For the latest updates, visit GirlScoutsATL.BlogSpot.com.

Smiles4Military
With the Smiles4Military initiative, customers can donate Girl Scout Cookies to those serving in the military at home and abroad. Donations are made in $4.00 increments with a Girl Scout on her order card, online with Digital Cookie, or at a cookie booth. Girls who participate sell on average 250+ cookie boxes.

Gift of Caring Project
Girls and troops are welcome to create their own local Gift of Caring projects in lieu of, or in conjunction with Smiles4Military. Your troop can choose any group that resonates with them to receive donated cookies: local school or teachers, hometown heroes such as fire fighters or police officers, front line workers, homeless shelter, a senior facility, etc. Tell your customers where the donated cookies are going and deliver them to the chosen group at the end of the cookie season.

Cookie Support Check-ins

This year Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta wants to make sure we provide you with an opportunity to get all of the support you need. Feel free to join us for a completely optional pre-scheduled check-ins. Each 30-minute session will allow GSGATL to share tips and specific tasks for what should be happening at that point in the season, as well as provide time for a Q&A session for you. Join us as often as you like – we’re here for you!

Troop Check-Ins
Mondays @ 5:30 p.m.TopicsRegistration
January 18Preparing Your Initial Order/Count N GoClick Here to Register
February 1Adding Additional Boxes for Girl CreditClick Here to Register
February 8 Placing Cupboard OrdersClick Here to Register
February 15Virtual Cookie Booths for TroopsClick Here to Register
Cookie Rookie

If girls are new to the Cookie Program, this fun, 10-minute video is just what they need to understand the basics.

Girls will learn:

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

Run this 10-minutes program and discuss it afterward – or stop after each section for discussion or activities. It’s up to you and the girls!

Checkout a summary of the show and activity idea below that reinforce the learning in the Run of Show. Help girls get the most out of the video with easy, fun learning tips and get a scene-by-scene summary.

Troop Leader Resources

We’ve designed resources for both girls and volunteers for your success in the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program. You’ll find forms, guides, social media toolkits and shareables, and so much more!

Need help getting started? Check out the 2021 Troop Cookie Guide and Built by Me Cookie Planner.


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