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Girl Scout Cookie Program - Girls and Families

For Girls and Families

How to Participate | Get Started | Digital Cookie | Rewards
Troop Proceeds | Events & Contests | Ways Families Can Support
Important Dates

Welcome to the Girl Scout Cookie Program, the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world. The Girl Scout Cookie Program helps your girl succeed today and prepare for future success. With every box she sells, she builds on 5 essential leadership skills she can use for a lifetime.

Every Girl Scout in Greater Atlanta benefits from the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Whether it’s a trip to a breathtaking place they’ve never been, an opportunity to attend Girl Scout camp and revel in the power of the great outdoors, finding ways to give back to the community, or the chance to try something new, every experience helps them find the best, boldest version of herself.


How to Participate

How to Participate

The Girl Scout Cookie Program experience can be customized to fit the needs of any family or troop, picking all or some of the ways below.

Order Card

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. In-person ordering not an option? The order card can be used for orders taken over the phone, or through email or text.

Initial Order Taking: Jan. 1 - Late Jan. (deadline set by troop)

Goal Getter Order Taking: Jan. 24 – Mar. (deadline set by troop)


Digital Cookie: Jan. 1 – Mar. 11

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 participate in the program and is the perfect option for those who would prefer to remain contactless.


Cookie Booths: Feb. 7 - 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/Gift of Caring: Jan. 1 – Mar. 11

With the Smiles4Military initiative, customers can donate Girl Scout Cookies to those serving in the military at home and abroad. Donations are made in $5.00 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.

Get Started

How to Get Started in the Girl Scout Cookie Program

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Be a registered Girl Scout for the 2021-2022 Girl Scout membership year

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Complete the Parent Permission Form and submit it electronically to the troop cookie volunteer

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Attend the troop’s Girl Scout Cookie meeting to understand how families can support a girl’s success

Digital Cookie

Getting Started is as Simple as 1,2,3.

1. Register for Digital Cookie

Each girl’s access to Digital Cookie is granted based on her membership record containing the following:

  • A. Valid membership for the 2021-2022 Girl Scout membership year
  • B. Date of Birth
  • C. Grade level
  • D. Parent/guardian name and email address

Using the email address of a parent/guardian, each girl will receive a registration link to establish a Digital Cookie account. On January 1, look for your Digital Cookie registration email from Girl Scout Cookies with the subject line: Register for the Digital Cookie Platform today!

2. Customize Your Online Store

In your Digital Cookie account, you can personalize your online store to make it all your own. Share your goals and cookie story with customers and upload your own videos or photo.

3. Promote Your Girl-Led Business

Market your Girl-Led business to family and friends!

  • A. Personalized Emails: Personalize emails through your Digital Cookie account to send to family and friends.
  • B. Social Media: Spread the word with family and friends about your business on a guardian’s Facebook and Twitter pages through your Digital Cookie account.
Important Dates
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Important Dates

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January 1: Girl Scout Cookie Program starts and Digital Cookie Invitation Emails are sent to registered girls

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January TBD by Troop Leader/Cookie Manager: Troop Initial Order Deadline

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February 7: Cookie Booths Begin

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February 18-20: National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

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March 4: Girl Delivery is no longer available in Digital Cookie

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March 11: Digital Cookie closes for shipped and donated cookies

Family Tips
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Family Tips
 

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:

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Goal Setting - Ask her about her goals and help her make a plan to achieve them.

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Decision Making - Let her decide how to run her business: online, Order Card or both!

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Money Management - Let her collect orders, accept payments, provide receipts and make change.

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People Skills - Help her coordinate places to take orders, people to ask and how she will market to potential customers.

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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

Bring the whole family together for tons of fun and learning with the Girl Scout Cookie Program pin collection!

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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!

Learn More about Entrepreneur Family

Troop Proceeds

All troops will now 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.

Girl Scout Cookie Program - Cookie Rewards

Miss Media Cookie Reward Unboxing Videos - Coming Soon!


 Have a Great Girl Scout Cookie Story to Share?

Ask your parent or Troop Cookie Manager to submit it today for a chance to be featured throughout the year on girlscoutcookies.org, the Girl Scout Blog, our Facebook and Twitter pages, and more—so cool!

SHARE YOUR STORY