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Cookie Program

The 2019 Cookie Sale was January 27 through March 10.

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! 


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

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

 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


 SU Forms


 Webinars


 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. 4

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

Jan. 4 - Jan. 19

Cookie Kick-Offs.

 

Jan. 5

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

Jan. 5

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

Jan. 5 - Jan. 9

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

Jan. 6 - Jan. 8

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

Jan. 8

Deadline for service units to request a cookie cupboard.

Jan. 11

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

Jan. 12

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

Jan. 15

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

Jan. 16

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

Jan. 21

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

Jan. 25 - Jan. 27

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

Jan. 27

GO DAY! Cookie Program begins.

Jan. 27

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

Jan. 28

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

Jan. 31

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

Feb. 3

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

Feb. 5 - Feb. 6

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

Feb. 7 - Feb. 27

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

Feb. 8

Boothing begins.

Feb. 9

Cookie Mobile Contest submissions due.

Feb. 10

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

Feb. 14

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

Feb. 17

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

Feb. 17

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

Feb. 18 - Mar. 10

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

Feb. 21

First ACH debit by council.

Feb. 22 - Feb. 24

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend!

Feb. 24

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

Feb. 24

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

Mar. 3

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

Mar. 3

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

Mar. 4 - Mar. 10

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

Mar. 10

Cookie Program ends.

Mar. 12

Last day to turn consignment orders at designated cupboards.

Mar. 15

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

Mar. 16 - Mar. 18

SUCPCs to ensure all troops have completed allocation, troop-to-troop transfers and GOC packages by 11:30 p.m. deadline on Mar. 18.

Mar. 21

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

Mar. 28

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

May 4

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 18

Smart Cookie Club event, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor.

June 1 - June 2

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

June 15

Special Cookie CEO event day with Lise Luttgens, CEO.

Boothing & Cupboard

Cookie Boothing Feb. 8 - Mar. 10


Boothing Procedures and Guidelines

Corporate Boothing Opportunities

Rainy Day Boothing
Earn GSGLA's 2019 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.

Use this e-form to report your rainy day "work day" and request your patch. One patch per person per season. Patches will be distributed with cookie season rewards.


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

FAQs

General Questions

Why should girls participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program?

Selling cookies teaches goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics—aspects essential to leadership, to success, and to life. Plus, it provides a dynamic way for girls and troops to raise funds for the exciting programs, projects, and trips that they dream up!

What is the deadline to sign up to sell cookies for 2019 and how can my girl or troop get started with the cookie program?

Girls and troops can sign up to sell cookies, and the earlier you start, the better! Troops need time to be trained in order to handle the policies and procedures of the cookie program. Here's how to being participating:

  • Make sure you are a registered Girl Scout for the 2018-19 membership year (log into MYGS to check your status)
  • Families: tell your troop leader or service unit manager that your girl(s) wants to sell cookies; Troop leaders: tell your service unit (SU) cookie program chair or SU manager your troop wants to participate • 
  • If you are a late starter, we can help get you up to speed. Reach out to your local service unit cookie program chair, or call 213-213-0123 

Where do I send people who are looking for cookies?

The public can go to www.girlscoutcookies.org to find the closest Girl Scout Cookie booth. They can also download the “Girl Scout Cookie Finder” Mobile App on iTunes and the GooglePlay store. Call 213-213-0123 - every receptionist is equipped to help people locate their nearest cookie booth.

How soon can I start telling my family and friends about Girl Scout Cookie Season?

You are welcome and encouraged to remind people about the Girl Scout Cookie Season as soon as you are ready - you do not have to wait until Jan. 27 to promote cookies! This includes sending emails or posting social media messages reminding people that cookie season is coming, or letting people know how they can connect with your girl to place an order once the season starts.

By policy, the only activity that MUST HAPPEN WITHIN our council’s program dates (Jan. 27-March 10) is the actual selling of cookies, which includes boothing and direct sales. Otherwise, you can publicly talk about cookies throughout the year!

What are the rules with online selling or online promotion of Girl Scout Cookies?

At this time, Girl Scouts are prohibited from selling Girl Scout Cookies online, except through Digital Cookie. This means that other than through Digital Cookie, they cannot transact/exchange money online for cookies via email, website, or any other online vehicle.

However, GSGLA encourages girls and adults to use age-appropriate online tools to help market the cookie program at any time, such as email, social media, blogs, or personal websites to tell customers when cookie season is coming, how they can find cookies, and how to connect with a troop or girl to place an order once the season starts. (NOTE: USING EBAY OR ANY OTHER MARKETPLACE WHERE PAYMENT CAN BE TRANSACTED IS NOT ALLOWED). Remember, you can ONLY TAKE orders during GSGLA’s cookie season (Jan. 27-March 10). Refer to pages 133-140 of the Safety Activity Checkpoints to review all online safety rules.

Why are some of our cookies different from those sold at other councils OR why don’t we have a certain cookie in our line-up?

There are two bakeries that make Girl Scout Cookies in the country. If a customer asks for a cookie that is not in our lineup, it is likely that the bakery connected with GSGLA does not make that particular cookie. GSGLA sells the “Super Six” top customer favorite cookies: Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Savannah Smiles, while offering two specialty, limited cookies: gluten-free Toffee-Tastic, and non-GMO Girl Scout S'mores.

Is there a gluten-free Girl Scout Cookie?

Yes—gluten-free Toffee-tastic is available on a limited basis, only while inventory lasts! Learn more about it here.

The retail price of the gluten-free Toffee-tastic cookie is $6; this is $1 more than all the other cookies we offer. Because of the cost associated with producing gluten-free products, most gluten-free products are more expensive than regular products. Customers seeking a gluten-free alternative know and expect to pay more for a gluten-free item. The cost of the gluten-free cookie from the baker is more than double the cost of all the other Little Brownie Bakers (LBB) varieties. This is because of the expensive nature of the ingredients, the separate baking process, and the additional distribution costs.

Is there a non-GMO Girl Scout Cookie?

Yes—the non-GMO, clean ingredients, Whole Foods-certified Girl Scout S’mores is available on a limited basis, only while inventory lasts! Learn more about it here. This premium cookie is also $6 a box, like our gluten-free cookie, because of the higher costs of producing a non-GMO, clean ingredients product. The cost of the non-GMO S'mores cookie from the baker is more than that of other Little Brownie Bakers (LBB) varieties. This is because of the expensive nature of the ingredients, the separate baking process, and the additional distribution costs.

Is there a new cookie this year?

No, but the Girl Scout S’mores are back for 2019, though available for a limited time, only while inventory lasts! The cookie is non-GMO, clean ingredients, Whole Foods-certified: a graham cookie sandwich with a chocolatey and marshmallow-y filling. All new or specialty cookies outside of GSGLA’s “Super Six” classics—Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Samoas, Do-si-Dos, and Savannah Smiles—are ordered in limited quantities, based on recommended order size from our baker and regional consumer market trends.

Like our premium, limited gluten-free Toffee-tastic, the cost of the non-GMO S'mores cookie from the baker is more than that of other Little Brownie Bakers (LBB) varieties. This is because of the expensive nature of the ingredients, the separate baking process, and the additional distribution costs.

I might be running out of S'mores. What should I do?

As with any Girl Scout cookie, especially our new or specialty cookies, Girl Scout S’mores are only available for a limited time, while inventory lasts. The S’mores were super popular as the new cookie last year. While we have the ability to order more – in a limited capacity for a limited time – we cannot guarantee they will be available in the cupboard at all times. In the case of this variety not being available, girls are encouraged to remind customers about the other great varieties to enjoy and Gift of Caring is a great sales option to offer. If you are running low on inventory of any cookie variety, reach out to other troops who may have additional inventory of the cookie you want/need. This is especially helpful in filling orders already taken by girls.

What are the rules with councils selling cookies outside of their geographic territory?

Girls who have a DIRECT, tangible customer in another council's region may still contact them and sell cookies to them. For example, if the girl lives in Temecula (San Gorgonio Council), but her grandmother lives in San Diego (San Diego council), the girl is allowed to sell to her grandmother and grandmother's immediate friends. However, the girl cannot set up a booth, go door-to-door, or market her sale publically in another council's territory. Boothing in a different council's geographic region of any format is strictly prohibited, from simple lemonade stands on private property, to setting up at a grocery store without permission, to loading a cargo van and driving to a market parking lot. None of this is permitted. If you come across a troop boothing in a region which is not their own, do not become confrontational. Instead, discreetly take down the following information, and a photo if possible, and report them immediately to your troop or service unit cookie chair.

  • Date, time, and location
  • Region the troop/girl is from
  • Troop number
  • Number of girls
  • Names of adults

For further help on this issue, contact your troop or service unit cookie chair.

How does the cookie program support Girl Scouts?

GSGLA cookie proceeds—100%!—go to supporting Girl Scouting in the greater Los Angeles area. Cookie proceeds support troops and help provide high-quality, low-cost, and safe experiences for more than 40,000 girls and more than 20,000 adults, including programs and activities, training, materials, services, resources, communications, collateral, and facilities. GSGLA spends approximately $365 per Girl Scout. Funding to support Girl Scouting in greater Los Angeles is through a combination of product sales (cookie program and fall product program), program and camp fees, retail sales, and fundraising. GSGLA receives none of the annual $25 GSUSA membership fee.

What is the price of Girl Scout Cookies this year—is it different than last year?

Girl Scout Cookies are $5 a box in greater Los Angeles, except for the gluten-free Toffee-tastic and non-GMO S'mores which are $6 a box. No, the pricing has not changed.

Where does the $5 a box go?

After the cost of the cookies, 30 percent of the $5 sale goes to local Girl Scout troops for activities (such as travel, camp registration, or community service projects), and 70 percent goes to the local Girl Scout council to support high quality programming and volunteer and member support.

What are some good ways to market cookies?

Girl Scout Cookies are a tasty treat and the public knows this is their primary opportunity to support girls and Girl Scouts.

  • Share the goodwill of Girl Scouting. Troops are encouraged to be prepared to tell their story. It’s a great way to draw in customers.
  • Speak to customers about how buying cookies helps Girl Scouts locally in their community.
  • Inform customers about how the cookie program helps girls build their confidence and learn skills that will serve them throughout their lives.
  • Talk about the 5 Skills! The cookie program is the largest financial literacy program in the world. The five skills girls learn are goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. They are the bedrock of the cookie program, and they can convey a moving story when girls give good examples about how they’ve used these skills in Girl Scouts.
  • Customers are not just buying a box of cookies, they are also supporting programs that build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Can people donate money instead of buying cookies?

Absolutely! Customers can donate money in any amount to go towards the Gift of Caring (GOC) program. This program sends cookies to soldiers overseas and local non-profit partners like the LA Food Bank and Goodwill Southern CA. Troops still get credit for the “virtual sale” and the public can support Girl Scouts, even if they don’t want cookies. Donations collected during the cookie program must be contributed toward the GOC program. Troops cannot solicit/accept donations from the public specifically for the troop during cookie season.

Who can I contact if I need help or have questions during the cookie program?

If you are unable to find the information you need on the GSGLA website, the best person to go to for assistance is your troop cookie chair or service unit cookie program chair. You can also ask questions and get answers on GSGLA’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/GSGLA.

Why don’t Girl Scouts sell cookies all-year long?

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the premier entrepreneurship opportunity for girls, but it is just one part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Girl Scouts participate in many activities throughout the year and work on many projects. The cookie program is just one of those activities. Also, because only girls may sell Girl Scout Cookies, their market availability is limited to the eight-week period when they are engaged in the program in their local council.

Cookie season dates vary per council.

What do I say if someone asks if Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles allows Girl Scouts to conduct booth sales in front of adult-oriented businesses?

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles (GSGLA) does not allow girls to sell cookies outside of any adult-oriented business, including but not limited to a bar, strip club, casino, liquor store, gun show, or marijuana dispensary. We recognize these are legitimate businesses, but feel they are inappropriate places for girls and the Girl Scout brand. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is a council-run business. All the money stays in local councils, and the councils make all decisions on how the business is run with girl safety a top priority. Both GSGLA and Girl Scouts of the USA offer booth safety guidelines, but we rely on troop leaders and parents to make booth sale location decisions.

Direct Sale

GSGLA Girl Scouts use a direct sale model during the cookie program. How is a direct sale different from the initial orders model?

Initial orders model (8 weeks): At the start of the sale, girls go out with an order card to collect orders from their customers. Girls turn in their order cards, wait for their order to arrive, and then girls go back to the customer to deliver them a few weeks later. Girls finish off the sale with boothing.

Direct sale model (6 weeks): The process of collecting customers’ order pre-delivery is eliminated. Using a formula, troops place a “starting inventory” order and cookies get delivered Jan. 25–26. Troops start selling immediately with cookies in hand on Jan. 27. For two weeks, troops will sell through personal connections and door-to-door or via “lemonade stands,” and then convert to boothing on Feb. 8 to finish the sale.

Do girls still use an order card?

Girls will use a condensed girl order card to help them track sales and orders, but it will not be submitted to place an order like it was used in the past.

How is a direct sale more beneficial than an initial order sale?

Taking orders in the past with a girl order card was lucrative, but it can’t compete with the speed and efficiency of an instantaneous sale and delivery, all in one transaction. There is no need to go back to a customer for delivery, and customers will be happy that they can enjoy their cookies right away. The instant gratification also tends to increase sales. Since girls will always have a supply of cookies in-hand, they can always make the sale. A direct sale is also faster, taking less time to complete each sale.

What are the phases of a direct sale?

Starting on “Go Day!” (Jan. 27), troops can begin selling with cookies in hand for the first two weeks of the sale. Girls should not sell before this date. Door-to-door sales, “lemonade stands,” cookie mobiles, personal asks, networking, email (Cookie Club), and Facebook are all viable methods to publicize your sale to customers. Cupboards will open earlier than before to support this direct sale phase. After the initial two weeks and for the remaining four weeks, boothing is available. As in prior years, service units (SU) will secure sites for the Booth Scheduler, and troops will self-select their boothing options.

What is a “starting inventory,” and why do I need it?

Starting inventory is the initial set of cookies a girl will need to have “in hand” to start making sales. It is important to order a sufficient inventory of cookies to stay ahead of her customers’ needs. If girls do not have cookies in hand on Jan. 27, they are going to miss the first opportunity to engage with customers.

How do I know how much to order for the troop’s starting inventory?

GSGLA is training troops using best practices from other councils who have already converted to the direct sale model. We recommend that returning troops place a starting inventory order (SIO) of at least 75% of their total anticipated 2018 sale. History and best practices have informed us that a 75% starting inventory order will provide enough cookies for two weeks of direct sale plus opening boothing weekend.

To calculate this number, please use the Starting Inventory Worksheet which uses a formula that factors in each troop’s 2018 sales volume and the 2019 number of girls selling. Troops that are new to cookie season can calculate their SIO using the same worksheet, but under the New Troops tab which uses a formula based on regional per-girl-average. Trainings will provide more details.

This is my first time participating in the cookie program. What do I order for my starting inventory?

Using our experience and data from past sales, GSGLA will provide details on how to forecast a new troop’s expected 2019 sales volume, and then take 75% of that number to order its starting inventory. To calculate this, please use the Starting Inventory Worksheet which uses a formula based on Girl Scout level, geographic location, cookie flavor popularity, and per-girl average to help new troops compute a good, strong number. The last thing we want to see is a troop take on too much product when they are not experienced at how to sell it, or a troop that is too conservative and does not order enough product to fulfill their customers’ needs. Veteran troop leaders, cookie mentors, and staff are all here to help train you. You are not alone.

How many troop payments to GSGLA are there?

GSGLA will collect a first ACH debit on Feb. 22 and then collect a final ACH debit on March 29. The first debit amount is $2/box. It is not in GSGLA’s interest to try to collect too much or too fast. We want troops to be successful, and we want to provide a manageable schedule of collection. More details to come at training.

Digital Cookie/Digital Order Card

What is the Digital Cookie/Digital Order Card?

In 2015, GSUSA launched a national pilot program for a Digital Order Card (DOC) which allows customers to place cookie orders online and choose if they want their cookies shipped (for an extra fee) or delivered by a girl. In 2018, GSGLA opted in to participate.

For 2019, we are one of four councils piloting a different Digital Cookie platform that mirrors the platform girls used for the 2018 Fall Product Program. As with last year’s Digital Cookie/Digital Order Card, customers are able to place cookie orders online and have their items shipped directly to them (for an extra fee).

Social Issues

Are there GMOs in Girl Scout Cookies?

Yes, some do. However, in 2019 (as in 2018) GSGLA offers a non-GMO Girl Scout S'mores (from Little Brownie Bakers), which is available on a limited basis, while inventory lasts. The Little Brownie Bakers S'mores variety as the only exception. View the LBB S'mores video here.

Other than the S'mores variety from LBB, the remaining cookie varieties do have genetically modified agricultural crops (GMOs) in them. Our bakers determine whether to use GMOs in Girl Scout Cookies based on a range of market-related factors and depending on the specific cookie recipe.

Girl Scouts listens to its customers, and we work with our trusted bakers, who are industry leaders, to develop recipes for these sweet treats using ingredients that will produce the best-tasting and highest-quality cookies while simultaneously addressing industry trends, scientific trends, and of course, consumer preference. As an organization, we continue to defer to required federal guidelines as they relate to our products.

Why is palm oil used in Girl Scout Cookies?

Palm oil is an ingredient found in the majority of baked snacks sold in the United States. GSUSA's licensed bakers tell us it continues to be necessary to use palm oil in our cookies to ensure shelf life, to offer customers the highest quality, and to serve as an alternative to trans fats. One of the primary goals of our Girl Scout cookie bakers is to create the best-tasting cookies possible using the healthiest ingredients available. Click here for more information.

What do I say if someone asks about a cookie boycott or Girl Scouts' position on social issues, such as Planned Parenthood or individual Girl Scout members’ participation in the presidential inaugural parade or Women’s March?

With the increased media focus on Girl Scouts during the cookie season, a number of groups with their own agendas see this as a chance to draw attention to their causes—at the expense of the girls. And although rare, a few of our leaders and parents may encounter people approaching girls/troops during the cookie sale, wanting to discuss sensitive issues. Usually, a calm request to speak with the Girl Scout adult away from the girls takes care of the matter and helps to not disrupt the girls.

Regarding false Planned Parenthood accusations:

False claims of a partnership with Planned Parenthood and accusations regarding controversial topics related to Planned Parenthood is sometimes an issue that is raised. It's been nearly a decade since the rumors first surfaced. There was no partnership then and there is none now.

Here are the facts:

  • Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and GSGLA do not have a relationship with Planned Parenthood.
  • Girl Scouts does not provide financial support of any kind to Planned Parenthood.
  • Girl Scouts does not advocate on behalf of any cause or mission outside of the Girl Scout mission, which is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts does not take a position on abortion or birth control, nor do we endorse or provide funding to organizations that advocate on behalf of these issues. We believe these are matters that are best discussed/handled within the family.

Furthermore:

  • 100% of cookie proceeds go to the local council.

For answers to even more questions, visit Girl Scouts of the USA's Cookie FAQs and Social Issues FAQs.

If you do not feel comfortable commenting on sensitive issues, please refer the inquirer to Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles' External Relations Department: communications@girlscoutsla.org, so that staff can assist.

Rewards

Hard work should be rewarded!

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). 

 See all the rewards that you can earn this year!

 Smart Cookie Club (500 packages)
You can end the cookie season with a big splash when you reach this level
(formerly Club 500). 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 trio of cool stuff for this level is definitely for the girl who’s going places! You get a messenger bag that tells the world you’re a cookie boss of courage, confidence, and character; a cool water bottle with ever-cold technology; and the coolest interchangeable Girl Scout earbuds.

 The Sweet Elite (1,200 packages)
We’ve sweetened the deal for this reward (formerly Elite 1000). This Disney
Resort adventure has some new and upgraded exclusives, including a Girl
Scouts-only YES program experience, and preferential and exclusive access to a few specific rides (for a limited time). 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 to Catalina with our council CEO, Lise Luttgens, just for our GSGLA girls that reach this level. Travel over to Catalina on the Catalina Express and spend quality time with Lise on the boat, at lunch, and during a special activity.

 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 experience and media training. Are you ready for your close up?


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! 

As part of the Girl Scout Cookie Program—the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world—girls gain essential life skills that stay with them forever. And the Cookie Pro contest highlights those accomplishments for everyone to see.

When you participate, you'll show the world how the Cookie Program prepares girls like you to lead, learn, and succeed not just for today, but for the future, too!      

Limited-Edition Patch!

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 from a participating council to take part.

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


Get the latest news and entry details for the Cookie Pro contest.

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