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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! 

Training & Resources

Tools for Cookie Program Success

Want to make this cookie season the best one yet? Check out some of the fun activities and materials for girls from our partners:
Little Brownie Bakers

Want to know about all the benefits of selling Girl Scout Cookies? Looking for a one-stop shop with the latest safety guidelines, information on earning the Girl Scout Cookie Activity pin, and tips for parents and volunteers working with Girl Scout Cookie professionals? 

Here you'll find handouts, posters, videos, and other materials to help you have fun and stay safe as you build your cookie business. 
Girl Scouts of the USA Cookie Resources


GSGLA Cookie Resources


 Program Guides

 Troop Forms

 Troop Checklists

 SU Forms

 Webinars

Cookie Chat Schedule *live webinar/discussions:

 Digital Cookie Platform Resources

 High Five Series

Key Dates

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. 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!

Jan. 3

eBudde Booth Scheduler Round 1 opens at 8:00 p.m.

Jan. 4 - Jan. 18

Cookie Kick-Offs.

 

Jan. 4

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

Jan. 4

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

Jan. 5 - Jan. 6

Booth chair reviews sign-ups in Booth Scheduler to ensure adherence to "on your honor" home SU rule, if applicable.

Jan. 5 - Jan. 7

SUCPCs to review/edit/SUBMIT Starting Inventory Orders and SUBMIT Initial Rewards (for all troops within SU) by 11:30pm Jan. 8.

Jan. 9

Deadline for service units to request a cookie cupboard.

Jan. 10

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

Jan. 11

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

Jan. 14

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

Jan. 15

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

Jan. 24

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

Jan. 24 - Jan. 25

Cookie delivery to service units. Delivery dates and location will vary.

Jan. 26

GO DAY! Cookie Program begins.

Jan. 26

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

Jan. 27

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

Jan. 30

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

Feb. 2

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

Feb. 4 - Feb. 6

Starting Inventory Order (SIO) returns. Troops may return up to 10 unopened cases of cookies from SIO.

Feb. 13 - Feb. 26

Even exchanges (whole cases only) accepted at designated cupboards.

Feb. 7

Boothing begins.

Feb. 9

Cookie Mobile Contest submissions due.

Feb. 9

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

Feb. 13

Last day to submit Debit Adjustment Request form to PPM by 12 p.m.

Feb. 16

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

Feb. 16

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

Feb. 17 - Mar. 8

Troops may pick up in package quantities through to the end of sale.

Feb. 20

First ACH debit by council.

Feb. 23

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

Feb. 23

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

Feb. 28 - Mar. 1

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend!

Mar. 2

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

Mar. 2

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

Mar. 2 - Mar. 8

Consignment cookie orders now available at designated cupboards (max 10 cases).

Mar. 8

Cookie Program ends.

Mar. 10

Last day to turn consignment orders at designated cupboards.

Mar. 13

Last day for TCCs to enter all Gift of Caring packages, troop transfers, and complete girl allocations in eBudde.

Mar. 14 - Mar. 16

SUCPCs to ensure all troops have completed allocation, troop-to-troop transfers and GOC packages by 11:30 p.m. deadline on Mar. 16.

Mar. 19

Last day to submit Debit Adjustment Request form to PPM by 12 p.m.

Mar. 26

Final ACH debit. Discrepency reports due to product program managers (PPMs).

May 2

The Sweet Elite event at Disney Resort, Anaheim.

 

May 

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

May 16

Smart Cookie Club event, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor.

May 30

Special Cookie CEO event day. 

Aug. 29 - Aug. 30

S'more Adventure Weekend at Camp Osito Rancho (1500+ package reward event). 

June 15

Hollywood Experience (3000+ package reward event).

Boothing & Cupboard

Rainy Day Boothing

Earn GSGLA's 2020 Storm Trooper patch for boothing, doing a walkabout, volunteering at a cupboard, or hosting a lemonade stand in the rain. Girls and volunteers in troops must request the patch via the troop cookie chair or troop leader. Non-troop girls (Juliettes), must have a parent or guardian request the patch. Adult cupboard volunteers can directly request a patch or request it through their troop cookie chair.

Click here to report your rainy day "work day" and request your patch.

Note: One patch per person, per season. Deadline to submit patch request is Friday, March 13, 2020. Patches will be distributed with cookie season rewards.


Boothing Procedures and Guidelines

Corporate Boothing Opportunities


We Need Cookie Cupboard Volunteers!

Booth Sale Recorder App Program
Participate in the Booth Sale Recorder App Program! This free smart phone app works with eBudde to record the number of cookies sold at booths and keeps track of who sold them! 

Booth Sale Recorder App
Android App Online | iPhone App

FAQ
Rewards

Smart Cookie Club (500 Packages)
You can end the cookie season with a big splash when you reach this level. Smart Cookies get an exclusive Girl Scouts-only day at Hurricane Harbor water park, plus all the food you can eat and all the fun you can possibly have under the sun!

G.I.R.L. on the Go (950 Packages)
This package of four cool outdoor items is definitely for the girl who’s going places! You earn a hydration pack, a butterfly carabiner, a walking stick for hiking extraordinaires, and a headlamp for night owls.

The Sweet Elite (1,200 Packages)
We’ve sweetened the deal for this reward. This Disney Resort adventure has new and upgraded exclusives, including a Girl Scouts-only YES program experience, and 1.5-hour exclusive early morning access to Cars Land. Plus, the Girl Scouts-hosted meal is now inside the park! Our girls are making the world a better place, and celebrating at the happiest place on earth!

S'mores Adventure Weekend (1,500 Packages)
Two days and one night at our GSGLA camp in Big Bear, Camp Osito Rancho, just for our GSGLA girls that reach this level and their plus one adult chaperone. Days and evening are filled with fun activities, GS traditions and great food. Join us for a very special Girl Scout experience, meet new GS friends, visit with girls you have known, and spend quality time with your adult chaperone.

Cookie CEOs (2,000 Packages)
For Boss Ladies only! A day trip with our council CEO, Theresa Edy-Kiene, just for our GSGLA girls that reach this level. Girls will share special transportation, lunch, and an exclusive magical experience with Theresa.

Hollywood Media Experience (3,000 Packages)
Star treatment is in order for this reward level. Participants will be a featured GSGLA spokesperson to share their cookiepreneur story with one (or more) of our awesome media company partners! Plus, they’ll get an exclusive VIP, behind-the-scenes animation studio experience and media training. Are you ready for your close up?

Did you know?

In addition to a fantastic line-up of items and experiences that girls can earn, GSGLA offers the option to earn credits that can be applied to registration fees for GSGLA camps and programs (starting at the 500+ packages level).