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Resources for Cookiepreneurs

(Plus Cookie Families and Volunteers, Too!)


Get excited! The 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program kicks off January 11 with the launch of Digital Cookie! 

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.


Cookie Program 101

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 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

Dec. 30:  Deadline for service units to request a cookie cupboard.

Jan. 2:  eBudde Booth Scheduler Round 1 opens at 12:00 p.m. (note new time!)

Jan. 2:  Troops to enter/SUBMIT Starting Inventory Order and enter/SUBMIT Initial Rewards into eBudde by 11:30 p.m.

Jan. 3:  eBudde Booth Scheduler Round 1 closes at 7:59 p.m.

Jan. 3 – Jan. 5:  SUCPCs to review/edit/SUBMIT Starting Inventory Orders and SUBMIT Initial Rewards (for all troops within SU) by 11:30 p.m. Jan 5.

Jan. 4 – Jan. 8:  Booth chair reviews sign-ups in Booth Scheduler to ensure adherence to “on your honor” home SU rule, if appliable.

Jan. 8:  eBudde Booth Scheduler Round 2 opens at 8:00 p.m.

Jan. 9 – Jan. 16:  Cookie Kick-Offs!

Jan. 9:  eBudde Booth Scheduler Round 2 closes at 7:59 p.m.

Jan. 11:  Digital Cookie opens!

Jan. 12:  eBudde Booth Scheduler Round 3 opens at 8:00 p.m.

Jan. 13:  eBudde Booth Scheduler Round 3 closes at 7:59 p.m.

Jan. 20:  Deadline for service unit delivery chairs (SUDC) to create SIO Pick-up schedule in eBudde, including date, time and location.

Jan. 22 – Jan. 23:  Starting Inventory Order delivery to service units. Delivery dates and location will vary.

Jan. 24:  Cookie Program GO DAY!

Jan. 24:  eBudde Booth Scheduler Round 4 opens at 8:00 p.m.

Jan. 25:  eBudde Booth Scheduler Round 4 closes at 7:59 p.m.

Jan. 27:  Cupboards begin to open. Troops pick up in whole case quantity until Feb. 18.

Jan. 31:  eBudde Booth Scheduler Round 5 opens at 8:00 p.m.

Feb. 2 – Feb. 3:  Starting Inventory Order (SIO) returns. Troops may return up to 10 unopened cases of cookies from SIO.

Feb. 5:  Boothing begins.

Feb. 7:  Cookie Mobile Contest submissions due.

Feb. 7:  eBudde Booth Scheduler Round 5 closes at 7:59 p.m.

Feb. 7:  eBudde Booth Scheduler Round 6 opens at 8:00 p.m.

Feb. 14:  eBudde Booth Scheduler Round 6 closes at 7:59 p.m.

Feb. 14:  eBudde Booth Scheduler Round 7 opens at 8:00 p.m.

Feb. 15 – Feb. 24:  Even exchanges (whole cases only) accepted at designated cupboards.

Feb. 22 – Mar 7:  Troops may pick up in package quantities through to the end of the sale.

Feb. 21:  eBudde Booth Scheduler Round 7 closes at 7:59 p.m.

Feb. 19 – Feb. 21:  National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend! 

Feb. 21:  eBudde Booth Scheduler Round 8 opens at 8:00 p.m.

Feb. 28:  eBudde Booth Scheduler Round 8 closes at 7:59 p.m.

Feb. 28:  eBudde Booth Scheduler Round 9 opens at 8:00 p.m.

Mar. 1 – Mar. 7:  Consignment cookie orders now available at designated cupboards (max 10 cases).

Mar. 7:  Cookie Program ends.

Mar. 9:  Last day to turn in consignment orders at designated cupboards.

Mar. 12: Last day for TCCs to enter all Cookies for the Community (C4C) packages, troop transfers, and complete girl allocations in eBudde.

Mar. 13 – Mar. 15:  SUCPCs to ensure all troops have completed allocations, troop to troop transfers and C4C packages by 11:30 p.m. deadline on Mar. 15

Mar. 18: Last day to submit Debit Adjustment Request form to PPM by 12:00 p.m.

Mar. 25:  ACH Debit. Discrepancy reports due to Product Program Managers (PPMs).

Mid-to-late Summer:  Girl Rewards delivered to service unit reward chair (SURC) home. Confirm count, sort, and distribute immediately upon receipt.

Aug./Sept. 2021:  Special Cookie CEO event day (2000+ package reward event).

TBD:  Hollywood Experience (3000+ package reward event).
 

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

 

  • Cookie Family Guide (coming soon) | Guía de la Familia de Cookies (próximamente)
  • Cookie Mobile Contest (coming soon)
  • Digital Cookie Flier (coming soon)
  • Digital Cookie M2 Login - Girls/Parents
  • Digital Marketing Tips for Entrepreneurs
  • Girl & Family Cookie Program Training PowerPoint | Webinar (coming soon)
  • Program Rewards
  • Supplemental Online Sales and Marketing Safety Tips
  • Tip Sheet – Booth Sale Etiquette (coming soon) 
  • Tip Sheet – Girl Rewards (coming soon)
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    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
    • Cookie Booth Checklist (coming soon)
    • Cookie FAQ (coming soon)
    • Cookie Goal Poster (coming soon)
    • Cookie Line Up (coming soon)
    • Cookie Package Price Display Signs (coming soon)
    • Cookie Shop Flier (coming soon)
    • Detecting and Avoiding Counterfeit Bills (coming soon)
    • Join Girl Scouts Business Cards (coming soon)
    • Tips for Selling Cookies (coming soon)
       
    Digital Cookie
    Boothing and Cupboards

    Boothing Procedures and Guidelines

    Booth Sale Recorder App

    A free smart phone app that works with eBudde to record the number of cookies sold at booths and keeps track of who sold them! Android App | iPhone App

    Cupboards

    We Need Cookie Cupboard Volunteers!

    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 Jan 27 – Mar 7, 2021, we have opportunities in Arcadia, Covina, Culver City, Downey, Glendale, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, Upland, Santa Clarita, and Woodland Hills. (Volunteers must be able to lift at least 10 lbs.)

    Sign Up for a Cookie Cupboard Shift (coming soon)

    *Seniors/Ambassadors may volunteer if accompanied by an adult.
     

    Training for Volunteers

    Program Guides

    • Cookie Family Guide (English) | Guía de la Familia de Cookies (próximamente)
    • Cookies 101 (coming soon)
    • Juliette Guide (coming soon)
    • Quick Start Guide (coming soon)
    • Troop Cookie Chair Guide (coming soon)
    • Troop eBudde Manual (coming soon)

    High Five Series

    • Daisies Deliver! - Workshop 1 (coming soon)
    • Daisies Deliver! - Workshop 2 (coming soon)
    • Brownies Take Charge! - Workshop 1 (coming soon)
    • Brownies Take Charge! - Workshop 2 (coming soon)
    • Juniors Cookie CEO - Workshop 1 (coming soon)
    • Juniors Cookie CEO - Workshop 2 (coming soon)
    • Cadettes Smart Cookies! - Workshop 1 (coming soon)
    • Cadettes Smart Cookies! - Workshop 2 (coming soon)

    Tip Sheets

    • Tip Sheet - Selling Girl Scout Cookies (coming soon)
    • Tip Sheet - Calendar Checklist (coming soon)
    • Tip Sheet - Training Checklist for Family Meeting (coming soon)
    • Tip Sheet - Starting Inventory Order (SIO) (coming soon)
    • Tip Sheet - eBudde – Login (coming soon)
    • Tip Sheet - eBudde - Set Up Troop and Banking Information (coming soon)
    • Tip Sheet - eBudde - Edit Girl Information (coming soon)
    • Tip Sheet - Starting Inventory Order (SIO) Delivery (coming soon)
    • Tip Sheet - Digital Cookie (coming soon)
    • Tip Sheet - Cupboards - Cupboard Basics (coming soon)
    • Tip Sheet - Cupboards - Placing an Order (coming soon)
    • Tip Sheet - Cupboards - Pick-Ups (coming soon)
    • Tip Sheet - Boothing - Boothing Basics (coming soon)
    • Tip Sheet - Boothing - Boothing Inventory Recommendations (coming soon)
    • Tip Sheet - Boothing - eBudde Booth Scheduler (coming soon)
    • Tip Sheet - Boothing - Drive-Thru Booths (coming soon)
    • Tip Sheet - Boothing - Corporate Booths (coming soon)
    • Tip Sheet - Gift of Caring (GOC) (coming soon)
    • Tip Sheet - Inventory Management (coming soon)
    • Tip Sheet - Cupboards - Returns, Exchanges, and Consignments (coming soon)
    • Tip Sheet - Financial - Monetary Policies (coming soon)
    • Tip Sheet - Financial – Responsibility (coming soon)
    • Tip Sheet - Financial - ACH Debits (coming soon)
    • Tip Sheet - eBudde - Wrap Up (coming soon
    • Tip Sheet - eBudde - Allocate Booth Sales (coming soon)
    • Tip Sheet - eBudde - Allocate Girl Orders and Payments (coming soon)
    • Tip Sheet - eBudde - Troop to Troop Transfers (coming soon)
    • Tip Sheet - Submit Final Rewards (coming soon)
    • Tip Sheet - Financial - Collection Issues (coming soon)
    • Tip Sheet - Rules and Consequences (coming soon)
    • Tip Sheet - Crisis Management (coming soon)
    Training Webinars and Presentations
    • Allocating Packages to Girls Webinar (coming soon)
    • Cookie Chat - SIO and Booth Recorder (coming soon)
    • Cookie Chat - SIO Delivery and Cookie Distribution (coming soon)
    • Cookie Chat - Managing Money and Inventory (coming soon)
    • Cookie Chat - Cookie Cupboard Orders (coming soon)
    • Cookie Chat - Boothing (coming soon)
    • Cookie Chat - Consignments (coming soon)
    • Cookie Chat - Allocating to Girls and Submitting Rewards (coming soon)
    • eBudde Overview Webinar (coming soon)
    • Filling out Booth Scheduler Spreadsheet Webinar *for SUCPC use only (coming soon)
    • Placing Your Starting Inventory Webinar (coming soon)
    • Placing a Cupboard Order Webinar (coming soon)
    • Placing Rewards Order in eBudde Webinar (coming soon)
    • Scheduling Booths in eBudde Webinar (coming soon)
    • SUCPC eBudde Webinar (coming soon)
    • Troop Cookie Chair Training Powerpoint | PDF (coming soon)
    Troop Forms

    Troop Forms – Agreements

    Troop Forms - General

    • Cookie Mobile Contest (coming soon)
    • Gift of Caring Receipts (coming soon)
    • Starting Inventory Worksheet (coming soon)
    • Help Guide - Starting Inventory Worksheet (Returning Troops) (coming soon)
    • Help Guide - Starting Inventory Worksheet (New Troops) (coming soon)
    • Parent Reward Option Selection (coming soon)
    • Product Quality Report 

    Troop Forms – Boothing and Cupboards

    • Boothing Inventory Recommendations (coming soon)
    • Consignment Info and Agreement (coming soon)
    • Cookie Boothing Form PDF | XLSX (coming soon)
    • Corporate Boothing Application (coming soon)
    • Costume And Bow Banner Check-Out Form (coming soon)
    • Troop Special Booth Permission (coming soon)

    Troop Forms – Financial

    Troop Forms – Checklists

    • New Troop Entire Season Checklist (coming soon)
    • New Troop Checklist #1 - Getting Started (coming soon)
    • New Troop Checklist #2 - Now What? (coming soon)
    • New Troop Checklist #3 - Cookies Come This Month! (January) (coming soon)
    • New Troop Checklist #4 - Picking Up Your SIO (January) (coming soon)
    • New Troop Checklist #5 - Go Day (January) (coming soon)
    • New Troop Checklist #6 - Boothing (February) (coming soon)
    Service Unit Forms