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2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program Resources

2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program Update:

Due to the challenges of running a business during a pandemic, Girl Scout councils around the nation are extending their cookie programs, and Girl Scouts of Colorado has decided to give girls here the opportunity to take more time to meet and exceed their goals as well. The 2021 Girl Scout Cookie program will end Sunday, March 21.

Each week we’re seeing additional girls join the Cookie Program because they have seen how cookie sales can be done safely and want to join. The added time will give those Girl Scouts and others who may have gotten a slower start to their season a chance to reach their goals. Of course, each troop, girl, and parent/caregiver will decide whether or not they want to take advantage of the extension.

Many Cookie Cupboards across the state have agreed to stay open for two more weeks and starting Thursday, February 25  Cookie Cupboards are  no longer required  to adhere to the 72-hour lead time.

Please refer to each cupboard notes section in eBudde to see what their lead time requirements are and cupboard hours of availability.

Cupboards will still require volunteers to choose a pick-up time slot. Doing so is the best way to manage the number of people picking up orders from a cupboard at a time and adhere to safety guidelines.

Along with extending the program and lifting the 72-hour lead time on cupboard orders, Girl Scouts of Colorado is introducing a new incentive for troops and Juliettes!

Starting February 26, those taking cookies from a Cookie Cupboard might find a golden ticket hidden in their cases! Select Cookie Cupboards around the state, will have gold, silver, and bronze tickets hidden in cases of cookies.

Troop volunteers or Juliette* caregivers who find a ticket in their Cookie Cupboard order, can scan the QR code on their ticket, complete the form, and upload a photo of themselves with the winning ticket to redeem their additional troop proceeds (or Cookie Credits)!

Gold tickets - $100 troop proceeds

Silver tickets - $50 troop proceeds

Bronze tickets - $25 troop proceeds

*Juliettes will receive Cookie Credits in the same amount.

Go to IMPORTANT DATES to see new key dates and deadlines.

COOKIE CHATS

Every Wednesday at noon or at 6 p.m.

Join the Product Program Specialist team for open discussions on different topics each week. Get your questions answered by GSCO staff. 

No need to register, just click the link and join the team to talk about all things cookie.

Download the flyer.

DIGITAL COOKIE TIP SHEETS

UPDATE: Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program, Girl Scouts of the USA has revised its guidance around the posting of individual Digital Cookie urls in public locations. Girl Scouts may share their Digital Cookie url on public sites, but they cannot post to sales sites such as Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, or eBay. Caregivers should be involved in all decisions about where to post and to whom cookies can be delivered and follow all safety guidelines.

 

Cookie Rally Resources

Booth Guides and Tips

Complete Booth Guide
2021 Booth Guide

The Booth Guide contains all you need to know about Council, My Sales, and alternative booths! It includes detailed safety guidelines, the DIY tabletop shield, drive-thru booth safety and set-up guidelines, tips for virtual booths, no-contact deliveries and steps for recording booth sales too.

The complete booth guide is perfect for new volunteers and Girl Scout families.

Mini Guides & Tip Sheets

Family Meeting Resources

Cookie Program Family Meeting Guides
Family Meeting / Troop Training Checklist
Cookie Program Permission Form

 

Tips, Guides, and Forms

Need eBudde or Digital Cookie information? Looking for the girl reward selection form or permission slip? You’re in the right place!

Need help with your Inventory Order? Use our IO Calculator!

 

Grubhub Booths

A new national partnership between GSUSA and Grubhub has been established for the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program! GSUSA and Grubhub have created a girl-led, hands-on experience in managing e-commerce for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors.

Older Girl Scouts will have Grubhub booths at regional Girl Scout office locations, to take contact-free pickup and delivery orders through Grubhub, starting February 12. Grubhub booths are only permitted on council property, within Grubhub delivery service areas, per GSUSA and Grubhub policy.

Training will be provided to Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors and volunteers.

Older girl troops interested in participating in a Grubhub booth will need to fill out the interest form. Troops will be selected, lottery style, from the interest form.

Interest form

For more information about Grub Hub booths, please review the FAQs.

Download a thank you note to provide to Grub Hub cookie customers.

Promotional Tools for Virtual & Digital

Ready to promote the Girl Scout Cookie Program virtually? We've got plenty of promotional resources ready for you to use. We'll be updating this section throughout the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program, so be sure to check back regularly!

Before the Cookie Program Begins

Get excited for the Girl Scout Cookie Program! Let everyone know that cookies are coming up by sharing one of these graphics. Include important information, like dates and how to order, in the caption.

Click the thumbnail below to download the graphic.

Caption Samples:
Get ready to get your Girl Scout Cookie on–cookie season almost is upon us! Savannah will be selling Girl Scout Cookies this year, so let me know if you want her to call you for your order!

Which flavor are you most looking forward to sampling? Comment below!

  • About Cookies Cookies Are Coming
  • AlmostTimeForCookies_SocialPost
  • CookiesAreComingVideoThumbnail
Cookies are Here

It’s Girl Scout Cookie time! Start sharing your cookie content on the first day of the Cookie Program.

Click the thumbnail below to download the graphic.

Caption Sample:
The day has finally come! Our favorite season is here. No, we don’t mean winter, summer, or fall. It’s Girl Scout Cookie Season!

  • CookiesAreHere_SocialPost
  • AskMeAboutCookies_SocialPost
  • Send Girl Scout Cookies
  • Cookie Phase Its Cookie Time
  • Virtual Tools Digital Cookie Season
  • Story  It's Cookie Time
Order Online

Do your cookie customers know they can order their favorite Girl Scout Cookies from the comfort of home? Let them know with these social media posts!

Click the thumbnail below to download the graphic.

Caption Sample:
No need to leave the house—order your favorite Girl Scout Cookies from home!

  • Virtual Tools Cookies At Your Doorstep2
  • Virtual Tools Cookies At Your Doorstep
  • WGT Toolkit Drive Thru Booths
  • Virtual Tools Looking For Cookies Online
  • Virtual Tools Digital Cookie Contactless Delivery
  • Virtual Tools Digital Cookie Season (1)
  • Story  Looking for GS Cookies-
  • SMT Phase1 Story Illustrations Shop Online
  • Story Samoa Exclam Cookies With Sparks
Contact-Free Delivery

If you're offering girl delivery on your Digital Cookie storefront, let customers know that you offer porch drops and other methods of contact-free delivery!

Click the thumbnail below to download the graphic.

Caption Samples:
You can now order Girl Scout Cookies online, and I'll deliver them right to your door, contact free!

Get delicious Girl Scout Cookies curbside delivered! As a sweet reminder, please wear your mask and maintain 6-foot distancing. Thank you!

Order from my #VirtualCookieBooth to get Girl Scout Cookies delivered to your door!

  • Virtual Tools Digital Cookie Contactless Delivery
  • WGT Toolkit Drive Thru Booths
  • Story  Buy From Home
Virtual Cookie Booths

Guidelines and assets to host virtual cookie booths will be coming soon! Stay tuned!

Holiday-Specific Promotions

Spread the news that you’re selling cookies online by featuring different holidays and occasions!

Click the thumbnail below to download the graphic.

Caption Sample:
Did you know you can order Girl Scout cookies online? I’m participating in Digital Cookie, which means you can buy cookies from me no matter where you are! Ask me how!

  • Valentine's Day - February 14

    Valentine's Day: February 14

  • National Random Act of Kindness Day - February 17

    Random Acts of Kindness Day: February 17

  • National Chocolate Mint Day - February 19

    Chocolate Mint Day: February 19

  • Peanut Butter Lovers Day - March 1

    Peanut Butter Lover's Day: March 1

QR Codes

QR Codes are a great way to share links to your individual or troop Digital Cookie Storefront, contact-free! If you've never made a QR Code before, or you want to make one that's on-brand for Girl Scouts, follow the directions below!

Building the QR Code

Copy your Digital Cookie link and open your QR Code generator app! GSWO uses QR Code Monkey to build our branded QR Codes.

Note that the QR Code preview in QR Code Monkey doesn’t update automatically every time you change a setting. To preview the changes you’ve made, select the green Create QR Code button under the preview image.

Enter Content
This is where you’ll paste your Digital Cookie URL.

Set Colors
For the foreground color, select Single Color (which should be auto-selected) and Custom Eye Color. The Single Color should be #00AE58, and both Eye Color boxes should be #000000. The background color should be #FFFFFF.

Customize Design
Finally, you’ll design the style of the QR code.

  • Body Shape: Select the fourth box from the right on the top row, which is large circles that touch.
  • Eye Frame Shape: Select the circle outline
  • Eye Ball Shape: Select the solid circle

Exporting the QR Code
Once you’ve selected all of the settings above, preview the QR Code by clicking the green Create QR Code button under the preview. If it looks right, select the size you need from the slider (1000px by 1000px is the default and should be fine in most instances), then click Download PNG.

Now you can print your QR Code and use as needed! We recommend adding a note to any printed pieces that say something along the lines of "scan this with your phone's camera to buy Girl Scout Cookies online!" so those who aren't familiar with QR Codes know what to do.

 


Important Dates

January 2021

January 1-31 – SUCMs - Have SU/Troop and TCMs - Troop/Parent meeting to discuss cookie program

January 1-31 – Cookie Rallies happening statewide

January 11– Troop initial order (IO) due in eBudde by 8 p.m.

January 13 –Service unit initial order due in eBudde by 8 p.m.

January 17 – Girl Delivery opens in Digital Cookie/DOC

Week of January 25 – Cookie Delivery Days  

UPDATE: Delivery dates will be reconfirmed and communicated closer to the week of cookie deliveries. Please allow for some flexibility.

January 25 – Council cookie booth selection begins

January 29 – Early delivery of large orders at regional warehouses

January 30 – Delivery Day pick up at regional sites

January 31 – Reserved as back-up day only if needed for deliveries

January 31 – Cookie Program Begins!

January 31 – Select Council Booths, My Sales Booths and door- to- door start.

February 2021

February 4 - Cupboards open

February 7 - Super Bowl

February 8 - Open booth selections to unlimited total amount

February 12 - Remaining council booths begin

February 14  - Valentine’s Day

February 15 - Presidents’ Day (Office Closed)

February 19-21 -Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

Starting February 26 – Gold, silver, and bronze tickets to be found in cases of cookies at cupboards

March 2021

March 7 -Grubhub booths end

March 21 – Cookie Program ends

March 21-24 - Cookie Program closeout

March 22 - Select and submit ALL girl rewards in eBudde

March 22 - Final troop data due. Allocate ALL cookies to girls in eBudde. Troops will be locked out of eBudde at 11:59 p.m. Meet with your service unit cookie manager to go over wrap-up on or before March 23.

March 24 - Final SU submissions on ALL girl rewards in eBudde.

March 24 - Last day to pick up Hometown Hero (HTH) cookies from a cupboard.

March 26 - Deadline to submit a Money Problem Report. Form closes at 8 p.m.

March 26 - Deadline to submit form to redeem gold, silver, bronze tickets found at cupboards.

March 31 - ACH debit occurs for total amount owed to council.

April - May 2021

First week of May – Cookie Credits mailed to girls

May – Rewards shipped to SUCM

Blackout dates concerning troop/group money-earning activities outside of the Girl Scout Cookie Program, will remain the same as originally stated (Jan. 31-March 17).

Any troop/group money earning activities planned for after March 17 will not be in conflict.

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Tools for Cookie Program Success

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 Cookie Entrepreneur Family pin, and tips for parents and volunteers working with Girl Scout Cookie professionals? 

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. 

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

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