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Resources for Cookiepreneurs

(Plus Cookie Families and Volunteers, Too!)


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Getting Started With the Digital Cookie® Platform is Quick—and Easy!

Superpower your sale with Digital Cookie®. Get movin’ in four easy steps: 1) Register 2) Set up your site 3) Invite customers 4) Track your goal.

Let's go! REGISTER NOW. Already registered? Login here.

Already created your Digital Cookie storefront, and emailed potential customers. Great job! Now what? Get tips to make digital marketing easy and contests to keep you motivated.

Cookie Family Guide
Cookie Program 101

Cookie Program 2021: Why Participate?

Cookie Program 2021: What's New This Year?

When you sell Girl Scout Cookies, you're doing more than just helping your customers stock up on delicious treats (and having lots of fun). You're doing it with a goal in mind. Whether that goal is a pizza party, a community service project, or your first overnight camping trip with your troop, you know how many packages you need to sell to make it happen. 

But did you know that you're also part of a huge business, one that's run by girls just like you all over the country? In fact, you’re part of the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program for girls In the world. Being a Girl Scout Cookie professional gives you skills essential for success both now and later: 

  Goal Setting

   Decision Making

   Money Management 

   People Skills

   Business Ethics 

Need some help getting started? Check out all the amazing resources on this page that will make it easy to sell more packages of cookies this year than you ever thought possible! 


eBudde provides helpful support for busy volunteers at every phase of the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Learn more

This cookie season, superpower your sale by expanding your efforts from the booth to the web. Learn more.

 Have an Awesome, Press-Worthy Girl Scout Cookie Story to Share? 

As we gear up for another incredible cookie season marked by showing the world what a Girl Scout entrepreneur can do, send your incredible story directly to media@girlscouts.org. Alternatively, girls can ask a parent or troop leader to submit their story via this form 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! 

Key Dates

Jan 20 – Feb 24: Family Guide Scavenger Hunt Contest. From Jan 20 to Feb 17, watch GSGLA’s Instagram page each Wednesday for a weekly question for girls to seek out an answer from within the Cookie Family Guide (English | Spanish).

Jan 25: “Early Cupboard Pickup” ordering process begins

February 2021

Feb 1: Troop Link goes live in Cookie Finder (shipped, donated only)

Feb 3: Deadline to submit a “early cupboard pickup” (late SIO, add-on to SIO), 11:59pm

Feb 15: Troop GrubHub sign-up due in eBudde, by 7:59pm

Feb 17: Deadline for SU Delivery Chairs to create Starting Inventory Order Pick-up schedule in eBudde, including date, time, & location

Feb 17: Deadline for the Video Contest

Feb 17: Deadline for the C4C Video Contest

Feb 18 - Feb 21: Starting Inventory Order Delivery to service units

Feb 19 – Feb 21: National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

Feb 20: Golden Ticket 100-Package Giveaway

Feb 21: GO DAY! Cookie Program begins

Feb 24: Cupboards begin to open. Refer to the cupboard schedule in eBudde for locations and dates/hours of operation

Feb 26: GrubHub opportunities begin

March 2021

Mar 2 – Mar 4: Starting Inventory returns (max 15 cs) for troops who placed an initial SIO on 1/2/2021. Troops cannot return any part of their SIO if they placed an Early Cupboard Order (ECO), or added to troop inventory with either/or a Troop to Troop transfer or Cookie Cupboard Order

Mar 7: Deck out your Delivery contest submission due date

Mar 8 – Mar 28: Even exchanges at the cupboards. Full cases only

Mar 15 – Apr 11: Individual package pick-ups at cupboards

April 2021

Apr 5 – Apr 10: Consignment orders accepted at designated cupboards

Apr 11: Last day of Cupboards

Apr 11: Cookie Program ends

Apr 13: Last day to return residual Consignment Cupboard orders and pick up cookies for final orders — at designated cupboards only

Apr 16: Last day for TCCs to enter all Cookies for the Community packages, troop transfers and complete all girl allocations in eBudde. Must be completed by 11:30pm

Apr 17 – Apr 19: SUCPCs to ensure all troops have completed allocations, troop-to-troop transfers and GOC packages. SUBMIT SU Rewards by Apr 19— 11:30 pm

Apr 22: Last day to notify PPM of Final ACH debit adjustments by 12pm

Apr 29: Final ACH debit from Troop Accounts. Deadline for troops to turn in Discrepancy Reports to PPMs

Apr 29 – May 7: ACH credit (exact date tbd)

Digital Cookie
Virtual Sales
Contests

Deck Out Your Delivery (Feb. 7)

Decorate your cookie mobile (AKA your wagon hauling all those cookies during cookie deliveries), and package cookies with thank you notes (include your Digital Cookie link!) to leave on your customer’s doorsteps.

Submit a photo of your creation to cookies@girlscoutsla.org by Sunday, Feb. 7. We’ll place finalists in one of the categories below and then let our Facebook followers vote on the winners. Winners will earn a cookie-entrepreneur prize pack! Make sure to follow Facebook.com/GSGLA to find out more! Include the Girl Scout’s name, troop number, and category she’s submitting to. (Categories: Most Artistic, Best Use of Cookies, Most Original, Best Use of "We’ve Got This" Theme.)

Video Contest (Feb. 17)

Make a video for your Digital Cookie storefront. Entrants must create a personalized avatar, record a voice message, and record a video. The four winners will receive ring lights to make more awesome videos. Once you’ve posted your video to Digital Cookie, send your Digital Cookie link to cookies@girlscoutsla.org by Feb. 17 with the subject line Video Contest. Include your Girl Scout’s name and troop number.

Cookies For The Community Video Contest (Feb. 17)

Go a step further: include an ask for Cookies for the Community (C4C) in your storefront video. The winner will receive an invitation to the C4C event! Submit your video on your Digital Cookie link to cookies@girlscoutsla.org by Feb. 17 with the subject line C4C Video Contest. Include your Girl Scout’s name and troop number. 

Golden Ticket 100-Package Giveaway (Feb. 20)

Saturday, Feb. 20 tell customers that if they buy one more package of Thin Mints, they might win 100 packages of Girl Scout Cookies! In celebration of National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, all customers who buy Thin Mints will be entered in the Golden Ticket Contest, where winners will be chosen at random. Customers will have a chance to win a variety pack of Girl Scout Cookies and one lucky winner will get the grand prize: 100 packages of Girl Scout Cookies! Schedule to distance booth or virtual booth on Saturday, Feb. 20—your troop might be selected from the drawing and be a #GSGoldenTicket booth. #GSGoldenTicket clues will be posted on our Twitter and Instagram pages (@GirlScoutsLA) to drive customers to you. 

As always, the health and safety of our girls and adults is our top priority. GSGLA will closely monitor changes in CDC and local and state government guidelines, and adapt contest formatting and rules in adherence to evolving guidelines and best practices as needed.

Design a Door Hanger

Use your imagination to create a colorful door hanger to leave on customers' front doors and safely boost cookie sales. Click here for Little Brownie Bakers clip art and cookie-themed graphics. Want to include a QR code for your digital storefront? Get a free one here. Email your design and proof that you've used it to cookies@girlscoutsla.org by March 7. The winning 3 door hangers will be posted on the GSGLA website for your sister Girl Scouts to download and use.

Download the Door Hanger template here.  

Rewards

Higher Rewards

Due to the uncertainty concerning health and safety measures that may be in place come spring/summer 2021, and whether large events will be possible or feasible at that time, GSGLA has chosen to offer items instead of events at some of the higher levels. For more information on each reward level, and what is meant by "program credits" and "troop money", see our Rewards Guide (coming soon).

Smart Cookie Club (500 Packages)

Girls who sell 500+ packages choose one of the following: Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker OR drawing tablet OR $50 program credit OR $50 troop money OR $50 toward horse rescue.

G.I.R.L. on the Go (950 Packages)

Girls who sell 950+ packages earn the following: Mini folding stool, 10-piece Cookware Mess Kit, AND microfiber travel towels.

The Sweet Elite (1,200 Packages)

Girls who sell 1,200+ packages choose one of the following: Pandora bracelet, two charms, and Disney on Broadway virtual program OR $100 program credit OR $100 troop money OR $100 toward horse rescue.

S'mores Adventure (1,500 Packages)

Girls who sell 1,500+ packages choose one of the following: National Parks Annual Pass, Passport & Binoculars OR American Girl Doll OR $150 program credit OR $150 troop money OR $150 toward horse rescue.

Cookie CEOs (2,000 Packages)

Girls who sell 2,000+ packages choose one of the following: Special Ride & Lunch with CEO Theresa Edy-Kiene to see The Lion King (Aug-Sept 2021, girl only) OR $200 program credit OR $200 troop money OR $200 toward horse rescue.

Hollywood Media Experience (3,000 Packages)

Girls who sell 3,000+ packages choose one of the following: Girl Scout "Destination Unknown" (date TBD, girl only) OR TBD credit toward horse rescue.

Top Resources for Girls
Top Resources for Parents
Online Payments

Easily Collect Online Payments for Your Troop or Service Unit!

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles wants to make your life just a little bit easier! We've partnered with Cheddar Up—the leading group payments platform—to give your troop or service unit an easy tool to collect payments (and forms and information) for troop and service unit expenses online with ease at no cost to the collector. Learn more and get started.

Cookie Marketing Kit and More
Boothing
Cupboards

We Need Cookie Cupboard Volunteers! Sign Me Up!

Have fun, get exercise, and make friends while helping pull orders for troops. Volunteers include parents, husbands, friends, aunts, uncles, and anyone over the age of 18 who would like to support Girl Scouts. The more volunteers, the shorter wait in line for leaders and a more successful experience for everyone. Anyone who volunteers for four hours will get a special cookie cupboard patch to add to their collection!

From Feb 24 - Apr 7, 2021, we have opportunities in Arcadia, Canoga Park, Covina, Culver City, Glendale, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, Upland, Santa Clarita. (Volunteers must be able to lift at least 10 lbs.)

The health and safety of our volunteers and staff is top of mind, and we will practice safety protocols and guidelines as recommended by the state of California and Los Angeles County.

Sign Up for a Cookie Cupboard shift!

 

Training for Volunteers

Program Guides

High Five Series

Training Webinars and Presentations
Troop Forms

Troop Forms – Agreements

Troop Forms - General

Troop Forms – Boothing and Cupboards

Troop Forms – Financial

Troop Forms – Checklists

Service Unit Forms
Cookie Grams

Please note: GSGLA carefully considers the ever-changing health climate and is proactively creating the strongest and safest Cookie Program possible for girls and adults. We’re ready to pivot as needed, always keeping the health, safety, and wellbeing of our girls, families, and communities top of mind. Learn more from our CEO.