The Most Amazing Experiences Start with Cookies
The Girl Scout Cookie Program is a unique opportunity for our girls to not only earn money as a troop to use for activities and fun field trips, but also to develop important life skills. It is the largest girl program in our council with over 80% of Girl Scouts participating.
We need your help! Volunteer now to help with the cookie cupboard
We need a NEW VOLUNTEER to help make cookie cupboard possible for this upcoming cookie season. If we don’t get a volunteer, you will need to drive to Tualatin to pick up cookies anytime you need to fill your order. That’s a lot of gas and time commitment just to pick up cookies. So please, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you can spare your garage (or half a garage) for a few months this cookie season. But we need YOUR HELP in 2019 to make this possible.
Service Unit proceeds from cookie sales
With each box of cookies costing $5, where does all that cookie "dough" go?
Troop who participate receive $0.95 for every box they sell (average based on various earning opportunities),
$1.05 Cost of product, transportation, promotion, Service Unit proceeds, rewards, administrative costs and debt. ($2.05 is the related costs for specialty cookies retailing at $5.00 per package)
$2.26 supports direct service to girls and adults
Cookie season Prep time!
We would like to announce that as extra incentive for getting the Cookie Season 2019 Intent to sell form filled out and qualifying with all training requirements completed and ready for this season by the November 23 date, you will be eligible for EARLY ACCESS Cookie Training. You will also be allotted additional Scout bucks from our SU Manger, Kelly for having your troop Qualified by 11/23.
Early Access Cookie Trainings:
Experienced Cookie Manager Training on 11/26 Times and location will be disclosed to those who qualify for these trainings
Newbie Cookie Manager Training on 11/27 Times and location will be disclosed to those who qualify for these trainings
All others who qualify by the December 7, council deadline:
Newbie Cookie Manager Training on 12/11 from 6pm-9pm / Location TBA
Experienced Cookie Manager Training on 12/13 after SU Meeting / St. Andrew Lutheran Church / 12405 SW Butner Road
Thank you and if you have any questions please direct them to our Product Team at email@example.com
Troops that submitted Intent to Sell Cookie by noon on Saturday (11/17) should have received an email stating they qualify or if they were missing something. If it's a training that is missing, let the Registrar know that the missing trainings have been completed and I'll verify that everything is updated with the council reports to reflect as such.
Remember that if you are going to have adults register to help with cookie booths and such, try to get them registered sooner than later. Keep checking your troop roster for accuracy and if there is a girl or adult that is no longer participating, please communicate the situation with the registrar and the girl or adult can be moved as needed.
There are NO EXCEPTIONS to the December 7th Deadline. All Requirements must be met on or before this date!! Please note the Following Requirements for the 2019 Cookie Season:
*Troop Financials are done and turned in. (they were due 6/30/18)
*Your Troop has a bank account with TWO Registered and Background check signers
* Troop has TWO Registered and Background Checked LEADERS
BOTH LEADERS need to have the following trainings completed (No Exceptions):
Volunteer Essentials & Safety
TROOP COOKIE MANAGER needs to have the following trainings (No Exceptions):
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Cookie Dates
In Person Order Taking
Begin on January 5, 2019
Start February 15, 2019
January 4th: Digital cookie orders begin
January 5th: In-person orders begin
January 10th: Booth sale spreadsheets due
January 12th: Final date to receive cookie training
January 13th: First round of reserving booths
January 15th: Second round of reserving booths
January 17th: Third round of reserving booths
January 18th: Deadline for troop transfers
January 20th: Fourth round of reserving booths
January 20th: Pre-sales ends
January 21st: Troop initial orders entered and submitted in ebudde by midnight. Initial recognition orders submitted in ebudde by midnight
January 22nd: SUPM submit SU/cupboard and initial order recognitions by midnight
February 7th-13th: Delivery/pickup of initial orders
February 9th: Depot Day
February 15th: Booth sales begin
February 22nd: 50% OF GIRL'S INITIAL ORDER DEPOSIT DUE (No extensions and council will freee your ebudde)
March 1st: Girl delivery ordering ends
March 4th: Final cookie order due to wearhouse by 6am
March 10th: ALL SALES END
March 11th: ALL MONEY DUE TO TROOPS
March 12th: Final recognitions entered and submitted by troops in ebudde by midnight
March 12th: FINAL DEPOSITS DUE TO WELS FARGO BY 5PM
March 12th: Troops submit missing funds reports to SUPM
March 15th: SUPM must submit final recognition order in ebudde by midnight
March 22nd: SUPM submit any missing funds reports to GSOSW
Tools for Cookie Program Success
Troop Manager Cookie Training: This doc has everything you need to start selling cookies.
Cookie Meeting in a Box: An outline to assist you with your troop's Family Cookie Product meeting that will take as much of the guesswork out of planning and prep for this pivotal experience with the families of your troop.
Little Brownie Bakers 2018 Rally Guide: A fun guide full of activities, marketing, technology and inspiration that will launch your troops cookie businesses into a bright future
Little Brownie Bakers: Want to make this cookie season the best one yet? Check out some of the fun activities and materials for girls from our partners at Little Brownie Bakers.
girlscoutcookies.org: Need materials to make your booth the best booth ever? Download posters, banners, name tags, receipts, thank-you cards, and more at girlscoutcookies.org.
Girl Scout Cookie Program forms: Find helpful forms and publications related to GSOSW's Cookie Program.
eBudde: A Web-based Girl Scout Cookie Program management site for volunteers, provided by Little Brownie Bakers.
Digital Cookie: Cookie seller login site for the new Digital Cookie!
Cookie and Nut Credit Uses: Learn about all the fun things you can do with your hard-earned Cookie and Nut Credit!
Managing Sensitive Issues at Cookie Booths: Follow these four simple steps to address customer concerns at Girl Scout Cookie Booths this season
Booth Sales Success: Tips to make sure your booth sales are safe and successful
GOC (gift of caring) Receipts: Print out these receipts and have your girls hand out to their customers who donate boxes of cookies
Cookie Business Planner: A planner designed for your girl scout to fill out as part of her business plan
Booth Sale Assistant Training Workshop Video: Have your cookie parents watch this short video
Safety is our first priority
Before participating in any money-earning Girl Scout activity, it is super important that girls and adults review the following materials—and remember to print and sign the Internet Safety Pledge.
Q: What are the approved selling methods my troop and I can partake in?
Read the Approved and Prohibited Selling Methods document to make sure your troop is putting every girl safely in the driver's seat!
Q: What if I need more booths?
Fill out the Troop Business Plan Submission 2017/18 form and tell us more about your needs and goals so we can help assess what actions can help your cookie business grow.
Q: HELP, I have a parent who has not turned in the money for cookies owed. What can I do?
Do not pay for these cookies from your troop proceeds. Communicate all issues as early as possible to our email@example.com and include your troop number, the name of the girl and the reason (if any) for non-payment. Send a copy of the signed parent permission form and the receipt signed by the parent when they picked up the cookies. The parent will then be contacted by the product team or by council.
Q: Where can I get more information about deposit slips and money?
Read the Deposit Slip FAQ guidelines to have all your questions answered.
Q: We don't want to sell cookies. Can we opt out?
As long as every girl scout has been given the opportunity or choice to sell products, they don't have to do so. If the entire troop chooses to forgo cookie sales, you may do so by filling out the Girl Scout Cookie Program Opt Out Agreement form.
Q: Is there a family checklist that has all the dates and information a parent would need to know?
Why yes, there is. It's the last page of the the Meeting in a Box document.
Q: What does girl-led really mean? Realistically I can't let my daughter make all the decisions on her own.
Watch this short video: What do grown ups need to know about selling Girl Scout cookies?