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For Girls and Families

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

Goal Setting - as she sets cookie goals and makes a plan to reach them.
Decision Making - as she decides how her troop will spend their cookie money.
Money Management - as she makes a budget, takes orders and handles customers’ money.
People Skills - as she learns to talk and listen to all kinds of people while selling cookies.
Business Ethics - as she is honest and responsible every step of the way.

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, or the chance to try something new, every experience helps them find the G.I.R.L. ( Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader)™ within to do amazing things for herself and for her community.


How to Participate

What is great about the Girl Scout Cookie Program is that as a family you can customize your Girl Scout Cookie Program experience. You can participate with a troop in all the ways below or pick what is right for your Girl Scout.

Order Card

Using the Girl Order Card is a Girl Scout’s best tool for reaching her goal. Use it to take initial orders from customers and re-orders from those who need just one more box of their favorite treat.

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

Goal Getter Order Taking: Jan. 27 – Mar. (deadline set by troop)


Digital Cookie: Jan. 1 – Mar. 15

The Digital Cookie platform is a fun, educational tool that helps girls run and manage their Girl Scout Cookie business online. Girls who pair Digital Cookie with the Girl Order Card sell on average 76% more cookie boxes.


Cookie Booths: Feb. 18 - April 1

Cookie Booths allow Girl Scouts to sell directly to the public with cookies in hand. Cookie Booths are scheduled by a troop to give girls the opportunity to work as a team. Cookie Booths begin February 18. Check with your Girl Scout’s troop to see how you can help take their business to the next level.


Smiles4Military

With the Smiles4Military program, customers have a chance to 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 Girl Order Card, online with Digital Cookie, or at a Cookie Booth. Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta will ship the donated cookies on your behalf to chosen military serving organizations.


Get Started
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How to Get Started in Girl Scout Cookie Program

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Be a registered Girl Scout for the 2018-2019 Girl Scout membership year

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Complete the Parent Permission Form and return it 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 2018-2019 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 her very own registration link to establish a Digital Cookie account for an online store. Starting December 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.
Key Dates
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December 1: Digital Cookie Invitation Email

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January 1: Girl Scout Cookie Programs Starts

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January 1: Digital Cookie Opens

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

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February 18: Booth Sales Begin

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February 22-24: National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

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March 8: Digital Cookie closes for Girl Delivery Orders

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March 15: Digital Cookie Closes for all orders

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April 7: Smiles4Military Cookie Recognition/Send Off Event

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June 1: Cookie CEO Club Event

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June 6-9: Dough Getters’ Club Universal Studio

Family Support
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Ways Families Can Support

You can support your Girl Scout by giving her love, guidance and inspiration. There are also some specific responsibilities you’ll need to assume to ensure your Girl Scout achieves her goal:

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Give Permission: Sign and return the Parent Permission Form

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Attend Training: Attend your troop's cookie training to learn how to support your Girl Scout

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Ask About Goals: Let her select her individual rewards goal on the girl reward poster she received in the mail

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Let Her Lead: Help her network with friends but let her do the “ask” so she can learn important skills.

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Help Her Troop by:

  1. Brainstorming creative selling opportunities
  2. Providing transportation for order taking and delivery
  3. Picking up Girl Scout Cookies and delivering them to customers in a timely manner
  4. Collecting money for in-person deliveries and paying the troop on time
  5. Attending a Cookie Booth to help the entire troop meet its goal
  6. Offering to be a supervising adult at a cookie activity or event
Troop Proceeds

Now more troops can now earn more proceeds!

Troops will now earn proceeds based on their troop Per Girl-selling Average (PGA).

PGA $ Per Box (Core) $ Per Box (Specialty)
1 to 199 $ 0.60 $ 0.70
200+ $ 0.70 $ 0.80
300+ $ 0.75 $ 0.85

Girl Scout Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Troops ONLY can opt out of individual girl rewards (and still receive participation patches) to earn the following:

1 to 199 PGA = $0.68 per box OR $0.78 per box for specialty cookies
200+ PGA = $0.78 per box OR $0.88 per box for specialty cookies
300+ PGA = $0.83 per box OR $0.93 per box for specialty cookies

Events & Contests

Bling Your Booth

The weekly Bling Your Booth Challenge is back and this year, you could win an ice cream party for your troop! Entries are open from February 18-March 18. How to bling your booth:

1. Pick a bold theme like: Wild About Cookies, Movie Glam, Bakery, Flower Power, or Go Green!

2. Create fun posters with your cookie goals, lots of awesome pictures, and maybe add balloons!

3. Dress up and use colored lights to invite customers to a cookie party.

4. Add anything that makes your booth stand out from the crowd.

5. Most importantly: Have fun!

Here are some rules to follow:

1. Take a photo of your troop in action at your booth starting February 18.

2. Submit your entry. All entries must be submitted by 8AM Monday morning to be considered for the week.

3. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges.


Cookie Pro

The 2019 Cookie Pro™ contest is coming soon!

What’s your barrier-breaking, goal-crushing, world-changing superpower?  

Girl Scouts and the DC Super Hero Girls™ are teaming up to help young cookie entrepreneurs across the country unleash that unstoppable G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ shine, share their cookie stories with the world like a super hero, and enter for a chance to win an epic adventure they’ll never forget! Learn more at the Cookie Pro Website.

Grand Prize!


Twenty-four girls nationwide—four per Girl Scout grade level—will be selected for the epic opportunity to:

  • Travel to sunny southern California for an all-expenses-paid Cookie Entrepreneur Experience
  • Go on an incredible behind-the-scenes VIP adventure at Warner Bros. Studios
  • Take part in super-cool activities featuring the DC Super Hero Girls™
  • Meet successful entrepreneurs and business leaders 
  • Attend a very special Girl Scout Cookie Pro recognition event
  • And more!

Sounds pretty amazing, right? So get ready to unleash your very own superpowers this cookie season for your ultimate chance to shine!

Limited-Edition Patch!
Cookie Pro Patch 2018

Every girl who enters the Cookie Pro contest will receive instructions by email on how to unlock this awesome, limited-edition Cookie Pro 2019 patch for optional purchase. You must be a registered Girl Scout selling cookies to take part.

Join the nationwide celebration by entering the Cookie Pro contest from January 2 through April 30, 2019!

Girl Scout Cookie Business Badges

Entrepreneurship in Action

When a Girl Scout places a pin or a badge on her vest or sash, it demonstrates that a girl has developed specific skills related to running her own business. When a Girl Scout wears these emblems, she lets the world know she’s a real-life Cookie Boss!

Daisies | Brownies | Cadettes | Juniors | Seniors | Ambassadors


Girl Scouts at every level—from Daisies to Ambassadors—can earn rewards.

In addition to a fantastic line-up of items and experiences, Girl Scouts can earn Cookie Dough, which can be applied to membership fees, camp, Badge & Sash purchases, and more.

Initial Order

Initial Order Rewards can only be earned through the Initial Order period of January 1-27. The rewards are cumulative, so you can earn one, two or all three items!

38 - 228 Boxes

300 - 650 Boxes

750 - 1500 Boxes

2019 - 5000 Boxes

Digital Cookie

Smiles4Military

With Smiles4Military customers can give a Girl Scout Cookie donation to the honorable military servicemen and women at home and abroad. Every girl who participates can earn the cumulative rewards below.


 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

 

Need Help? Email helpline@gsgatl.org