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Resources for Cookiepreneurs

(Plus Cookie Families and Volunteers, Too!)


Why Every Girl Should Participate
Cookie Family Guide

2023 Cookie Family Guide coming soon.

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 on this page that will make it easy to sell more packages of cookies this year than you ever thought possible! 

Cookies 101 Guide
Cookies 101 Training


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

Based on scheduling, your service unit cookie program chair or troop cookie program chair (as applicable) reserves the right to adjust up any due date or time to make sure she/he/they are able to meet her/his/their deadline. If you have any questions, please consult your service unit cookie program chair or troop cookie program chair (as applicable).

Download the 2023 Cookie Calendar.

Jan 3

Round 1 eBudde Booth Scheduler Opens 8:00pm (troops choose 1 slot--home SU only)

Jan 4

Round 1 eBudde Booth Scheduler Closes 7:59pm

Jan 5

Round 2 eBudde Booth Scheduler Opens 8:00pm (troops choose 1 slot -- home SU only)

Jan 6

Round 2 eBudde Booth Scheduler Closes 7:59pm

Jan 6

Deadline for troop to enter in eBudde their Starting Inventory Order (SIO). Must be entered by 11:30pm.

Jan 17

Digital Cookie opens for online order taking

Jan 24

Deadline for SU Delivery Chairs to create Starting Inventory Order Pick-Up schedule in eBudde, including date, time, and location.

Jan 27-29

SIO Delivery to service Units (day varies by service unit).

Jan 29

Cookie GO DAY!

Feb 1

Cupboard begins to open. Refer to the cupboard schedule in eBudde for locations and dates/hours of operation.

Feb 7-8

SIO returns (max 10 cs). Troops cannot return any part of their SIO if they added to troop inventory with either a troop-to-troop transfer or Cookie Cupboard Order.

Feb 10

Boothing Begins.

Feb 14-Mar 1

Even exchanges at the cupboards. Full cases only.

Feb 17-19

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend!

Feb 22 - Mar 16

Individual package pick-ups at cupboards

Mar 6-12

Consignment orders are accepted at designated cupboards.

Mar 12

Cookie Program ends.

Mar 12

Last day for customers to place girl delivery orders in Digital Cookie. Girls may continue to take orders in person or via text, email, or social media through March 12.

Mar 14

Last day to return residual Consignment Cupboard orders -- at designated cupboards only.

Mar 16

Last day to pick up cookies for girl-delivered orders at designated cupboards only.

Mar 18

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

Mar 18-20

SUCPCs to ensure all troops have completed allocations, troop-to-troop transfers, and C4C packages. SUBMIT SU Rewards by 11:30 pm.

Mar 20

Last day to submit ACH Debit Adjustment Request eform to PPM, by 12:00 p.m.

Mar 25

CEO event.

Mar 30   

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

May 6

Sweet Elite Event.

May 20       

Smart Cookie Club Event

Jun 10        

Tall Ships Event

Aug 19-20

S’mores Adventure Weekend (Note: S’mores Adventure will be held on August 19-20, 2023, but based on participation/capacity, August 26-27 may be added.)

Digital Cookie
Virtual Sales
  • Virtual Cookie Booth Guide (coming soon)
  • Daisy Digital Cookie Badge Tip Sheet (coming soon)
  • Brownie Digital Cookie Badge Tip Sheet (coming soon)
  • Junior Digital Cookie Badge Tip Sheet (coming soon)
  • Cadette Digital Cookie Badge Tip Sheet (coming soon)
  • Senior Digital Cookie Badge Tip Sheet (coming soon)
  • Ambassador Digital Cookie Badge Tip Sheet (coming soon)
Boothing
2023 information coming soon.
Contests

Just when you thought cookie season couldn’t get any more fun, here
come the contests! We’ll have several throughout the season and encourage all to participate:

Bling Your Ride
Booth Sleuth
Hidden Hundred
Golden Ticket
…and more

Details coming soon!

Rewards
Top Resources for Girls

  • 2023 Cookie Family Guide English | 2023 Guía de la Familia de Cookies en Español
  • Detecting and Avoiding Counterfeit Bills
  • Digital Cookie Login - Girls/Parents
  • Digital Marketing Tips for Entrepreneurs
  • Girl & Family Cookie Program Training PowerPoint | Webinar
  • Program Rewards
  • Digital Cookie - "Easy To Get Started" Flier
  • Digital Cookie - Girl Experience
  • C4C Partnership Spotlight--Operation Gratitude
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    C4C Partnership Spotlight - Operation Gratitude

    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
    • Complete Cookie Marketing Kit
    • Cookie Booth Checklist
    • Cookie Booth Guidelines
    • Cookie Door Hangers
    • Cookie FAQ
    • Cookies for the Community
    • Cookie Goal Poster
    • Cookie Line Up (English)
    • Cookie Line Up (Spanish) 
    • Cookie Package Price Display Signs
    • Cookie Shop Flier
    • Detecting and Avoiding Counterfeit Bills
    • Door-to-Door Marketing Flier
    • Join Girl Scouts Business Cards
    Cookie Social Media Kit

    Adventurefuls

    • New Adventurefuls
    • Adventures Powered By Adventurefuls

    Buy Online

    • Ask Me How (Option 1)
    • Ask Me How (Option 2)

    Cookies for the Community

    • Donate Today
    • Share a Cookie
    • Send a Cookie
    • Sample Captions

    Girl Scout Cookie Virtual Backgrounds

    • Adventurefuls
    • Do-Si-Dos
    • Lemon-Ups
    • Samoas
    • S'Mores
    • Tagalongs
    • Thin Mints
    • Toffee-tastic
    • Trefoils

    Cookies Are Here

    • It's Cookie Time
    • Cookies Are Here
    • Girl Scout Cookies Are Here

    Facebook Cover Photos

    • Cookie Mom
    • Cookie Dad
    • Cookie Parent
    • Cookie Lover
    • Cookie Supporter (1)
    • Cookie Supporter (2)

     

    Cupboards

    We Need Cookie Cupboard Volunteers! Registration coming soon!

    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 February 3 – March 16, 2023, we have opportunities in Arcadia, Canoga Park, Covina, Glendale, Inglewood, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, Santa Clarita, and Upland. (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.

    Training for Volunteers

    Program Guides

    High Five Series

    • Daisies Deliver! - Workshop 1 
    • Daisies Deliver! - Workshop 2 
    • Brownies Take Charge! - Workshop 1 
    • Brownies Take Charge! - Workshop 2 
    • Juniors Cookie CEO - Workshop 1 
    • Juniors Cookie CEO - Workshop 2 
    • Cadettes Smart Cookies! - Workshop 1 
    • Cadettes Smart Cookies! - Workshop 2
    Training Webinars and Presentations Coming Soon
    Troop Forms

    Troop Forms – Agreements

    Troop Forms - General

    Troop Forms – Boothing and Cupboards

    Troop Forms – Financial

    Troop Forms – Checklists (coming soon)

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

    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.