Want to make this cookie season the best one yet? Check out some of the fun activities and materials for Girl Scouts from our partners at Little Brownie Bakers.
Need help with your Initial Order? Use our IO Calculator!
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.
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Meeting ID: 886 8535 4389
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.
Troop Cookie Manager training is required. It will cover what you need to know to manage the cookie program and support your Girl Scouts and their families, such as 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 will be shared, along with where to find additional resources, including eBudde and Digital Cookie guides, to support your experience.
Register for live webinar trainings offered in December and January through gsEvents. Zoom links to join will be sent to those registered the day before the webinar.
Click here to access gsEvents calendar.
TCM training will also be available in gsLearn by mid-December.
Log into gsLearn through your myGS dashboard and look for the 2024 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.
Little Brownie Baker created Troop Cookie Manager microburst training videos! Each video is five minutes or less and will demonstrate different actions to take to manage your Cookie Program inventory and orders.
2024 Girl Scout Cookie Program!
2024 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 9) or download the checklist linked below. Read through the GSCO Cookie Program Family guide and share a printed copy of the Family guide with parents/caregivers. 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.
Dec. 5 – Live webinar TCM training, register on gsEvents page
Dec. 7 - Live webinar TCM training, register on gsEvents page
Dec. 12 - Live webinar TCM training, register on gsEvents page
Dec. 13 – Deadline to transfer girls between troops
Dec. 13 – Deadline for SUCM to submit Cookie Rally patch/cookie form
Dec. 14 - Live webinar TCM training, register on gsEvents page
Jan. 1 - TCMs gain access to Digital Cookie / DOC
Jan. 7 - Parents / caregivers / Girl Scouts gain access to Digital Cookie / DOC
Jan. 10 - Live webinar TCM training, register on gsEvents page
Jan. 11 - Digital Cookie/DOC opens for girl delivery, shipped, and donated orders.
Jan. 16 - Troop Initial Order (IO) and Delivery Day site selection due by 8 p.m.
Jan. 17 - Service unit I.O. due in eBudde by 8 p.m.
Jan. 24 - Feb. 1 - Cookie delivery to rural sites
Jan. 25 – Jan. 31 - Booth Selections
Jan. 25 - Council cookie booth selections #1 - (6 p.m.-11:59 p.m.) – pick 1 booth
Jan. 26 - Council cookie booth selections #2 - (6 p.m.-11:59 p.m.) – pick 2 booths
Jan. 29 - Council cookie booth selections #3 - (6 p.m.-11:59 p.m.) – pick 3 booths
Jan. 30 - Council cookie booth selections #4 - (6 p.m.-11:59 p.m.) – pick 4 booths
Jan. 31 - Council cookie booth selections #5 - (6 p.m.) – limit 100 total booths until Feb. 7
Feb. 3 - Main Cookie Delivery Day
Feb. 4 - Cookie Program Begins!
Feb. 4 - My Sales Booths and Council Booths Begin
Feb. 7 - Open booth selections to unlimited total amount (6 pm – 11:59 pm on March 10)
Feb. 8 - Cookie Cupboards start to open
Feb. 17-19 – Girl Scout Cookie Weekend
March 10 - Cookie Program Ends
March 12 - Deadline for troops to close out and submit reward orders in eBudde by 8 p.m.
March 13 - Deadline for service units to close out and submit reward orders in eBudde by 8 p.m.
March 15 - Money Problem Reports due
March 21 - 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.