Want to make this cookie season the best one yet? We have a libary of resources to make your program a success.
You can also check out some of the fun activities and materials for Girl Scouts from our partners at Little Brownie Bakers.
Every Wednesday at noon
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 and join the team to talk about all things cookie.
Click here to join
Meeting ID: 826 0591 8262
The Rally Guide includes loads of information to support planning an in-person or virtual rally! Download the guide and print only the pages you need. It includes fun Five Essential Skills activities, links to activity templates, videos, virtual backgrounds, and more! Little Brownie Baker’s guide is perfect for planning a cookie rally for your area, service unit or troop. Cookie rally patches and cookies must be ordered by service unit cookie managers. Deadline to submit order form is Wednesday, Dec. 15. Ask your product program specialist for the link to the order form.
Troop Cookie Manager training is required and will cover what you need to know to manage the cookie program and support your Girl Scouts and their families.
It will include information about what’s new, important dates and deadlines, volunteer responsibilities, a brief program overview and girl rewards. You will learn what to factor in when placing the initial order, and what steps to take during different phases of the program. Tips and best practices for inventory management and using eBudde and Digital Cookie will be shared, along with where to find additional resources to support your experience.
Attending TCM training also gives you an opportunity to get answers to your questions and to connect with other volunteers!
TCMs—Register for in-person training or Zoom live webinar trainings through gsEvents. TCMs who register for live webinars will be sent the link to join a day before the webinar.
Recorded TCM training will also be available in gsLearn starting Friday, Dec. 9.
Log into gsLearn through your myGS dashboard and look for the 2023 TCM Training in the GSCO course library.
The Cookie Captain program provides service-oriented Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors the opportunity to mentor Daisies and Brownies during the 2023 Cookie Program and teach them about the 5 Essential Skills: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills, and Business Ethics!
Share your expertise and earn service leadership hours too! Cookie Captains can work with service units to help plan cookie rallies, and also help area key volunteers by assisting with special projects at delivery sites and cookie cupboards. Cookie Captains can share their story too, through GSCO social media, as well as Media Stars, and earn service hours for doing so!
For more information about being a Cookie Captain, check out the Cookie Captain Job Description, training, and the hours log sheet.
2023 Girl Scout Cookie Program!
GSCO recommends having a family meeting/troop training before the start of the program and after the program ends, as well as communicating with Girl Scouts and their families throughout the program.
Review the Troop Training checklist in the TCM guide (page 10) or download the checklist linked below. Read through the GSCO Cookie Program Family guide and share the link to the family guide with parents/caregivers of Girl Scouts in your troop. You will also find the GSUSA program level family guides that include detailed information about Girl Scout Cookie Business badges and the entrepreneurship pins. Getting familiar with these resources will help you to know what key information to present and discuss at your family meeting.
Cookie Program Family Guide
Along with sharing information about the cookie program, the family meeting/troop training is the ideal time to discuss troop and individual goals, important dates, and deadlines, and to have parents/caregivers complete a Cookie Program Permission Form.
If extra support is needed for troop training, contact your SUCM.
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.
Dec. 3 – In-person TCM training, register on gsEvents page
Dec. 4 – In-person TCM training, register on gsEvents page
Dec. 6 – Live webinar TCM training, register on gsEvents page
Dec. 8 - Live webinar TCM training, register on gsEvents page
Dec. 13 - Live webinar TCM training, register on gsEvents page
Dec. 14 – Deadline to transfer girls between troops
Dec. 14 – Deadline for SUCM to submit Cookie Rally patch/cookie form
Dec. 15 - Live webinar TCM training, register on gsEvents page
Jan. 1 - TCMs gain access to Digital Cookie / DOC
Jan. 8 - Parents / caregivers / Girl Scouts gain access to Digital Cookie / DOC
Jan. 11 - Live webinar TCM training, register on gsEvents page
Jan. 12 - Digital Cookie/DOC opens for girl delivery and donated orders (Direct shipping will not be available until Feb. 27.)
Jan. 17 - Troop Initial Order (IO) and Delivery Day site selection due by 8 p.m.
Jan. 19 - Service unit I.O. due in eBudde by 8 p.m.
Jan. 25 - Feb. 2 - Cookie delivery to rural sites
Jan. 26 - Feb. 1 - Booth Selections
Feb. 4 - Main Cookie Delivery Day
Feb. 5 - Cookie Program Begins!
Feb. 5 - My Sales Booths and Council Booths Begin
Feb. 9 - Cookie Cupboards start to open
Feb. 27 - Digital Cookie/DOC opens for direct-shipped cookies
March 12 - Cookie Program Ends
March 14 - Deadline for troops to close out and submit reward orders in eBudde by 8 p.m.
March 15 - Deadline for service units to close out and submit reward orders in eBudde by 8 p.m.
March 17 - Money Problem Reports due
March 23 - ACH Debit, Final Payment due
Mid-to-late April – Cookie Credits sent to Girl Scouts
Mid-to-late April – Cookie Credits held at council applied to GSCO camp registration
April 30 – Last Day to sell any remaining cookies
May – Girl Scout rewards will start to ship to SUCMs. SUCMs will sort rewards, TCMs/Juliette caregivers will pick up rewards and distribute.