Troop Earning Items Sold (Per Registered Girl Average)
Your troop can use this money to pay for troop activities – anything from programs to trips.
A booth sale is a public sale that a troop hosts in front of a business. All booth sales must be prearranged between the troop leader and the business location in advance.
All Girl Scout troops planning to conduct one or more booth sales must enter the sale information in Smart Cookie. Once the council verifies there are no conflicts the sale will be approved.
Booth Approval Form Closed
Listed below are suggestions from the bakery for the number of case needed for your booth sales. Please keep in mind the following things to also assist in determining what you will need. Remember, these are only suggestions.
Note that the above list only includes the five main varieties. When choosing, you may want to add in smaller amounts of the other varieties.
If you would like to order Gluten free options, troop orders are due by October 22. Submit your order here at www.gsFun.org/glutenfree. You can find and download a troop initial worksheet for help with the ordering process on rallyhood at "All Things Cookie Program, GSJS."
The answer to this question depends on the size of your car. You can fit a lot more in a Humvee compared to a Smart Car. In general, follow these guidelines.
Mini-Van (Seats in)
Cargo Van (Seats in)
Troops picking up cases or boxes of cookies must schedule a pick-up date and time with the council through Smart Cookie. The pickup process will be outlined before the start of the season.
Cookie depot locations:
Booth Sale Alternatives
Virtual Booths: Virtual booths—hosted on social media—gives girls a way to achieve their sales goals without leaving home. In fact, girls may find this allows them to discover new ways to take the lead in their cookie business and stay connected through virtual means.
Cookie Drive-Thrus: Troops work with local business to secure a safe location. This gives customers a convenient way to get their cookies by offering a “drive-thru” service. Troops can share locations with their community. Drive thrus require the council’s booth approval.
Lemonade Stands: What is a Lemonade Stand? Lemonade Stands work like booth sales but are held on personal property. Families must work with their troop cookie manager to get inventory and should turn in money to their troop right away, following regular troop procedures for money collection. These do not require approval from GSJS.
Community Walkabouts and Wagon Sales (mobile cookie booths): Grab that cart or wagon and cart cookies around the neighborhood. Get the word out by leaving flyers or door hangers informing everyone how and when girls are planning on selling.
No-Contact Deliveries: Communicate with customers to determine where they would like their cookies dropped off. Consider scheduling trunk pick-ups at a central location and scheduling customer pick-up times to minimize the number of people there at once.
a) The last three years have been difficult and ABC appeared to have a more robust process.
b) There were many requests for a wider variety of vegan cookies.
a) The core cookies will remain the same, Thin Mints, Trefoils, Caramel DeLites, Peanut Butter Patties, and Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies.
b) They were evaluated by a national consumer tasting company. No cookies from the other baker were preferred. Customers understood the names better.
a) Yes we will. As a matter of fact, all councils will be transitioning to Digital Cookie, regardless of bakery.
b) Can our customers still order girl-delivered cookies? Yes
c) The customer contacts will remain intact
Pricing is still being evaluated at this time.
Troop base proceeds will increase to $0.80. The brackets will remain unchanged. Troop proceeds will increase.
Girls will still qualify for the high seller event at 500 boxes
a) Troop Leaders will place an initial order for the troop. Girls will have cookies in hand when they go door to door. No need to make 2 trips.
b) Troop leaders will receive receipt books to document the transfer of cookies to girls
a) Your commitment does not change. Your commitment is for the initial order as usual. Make sure you discuss with your troop families.
b) You can get extra cookies from the cookie cupboards.
c) You can swap varieties at either of the 2 council cookie cupboards
You can estimate how many cookies you will need by previous orders. Go to eBudde before June 30, 2023. Choose the year from the dropdown box at the top. Print your initial order from the initial order tab. Choose another year and repeat. Three years should be sufficient.
The digital Cookie app will be able to handle girl-delivered orders, shipped orders, donations and cookies in hand. Stay tuned for the dates when it is active.
The ABC Smart Cookies platform serves a similar purpose to eBudde. Training for the new platform will be offered. Stay tuned for dates.
The Raspberry Rally has been paused by both bakers for the 2024 Girl Scout Cookie season.
When you buy Girl Scout Cookies, you are creating opportunities for Girl Scouts to learn, grow, and thrive through the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world. From learning how to interact with customers to creating budgets and taking orders, the Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches Girl Scouts invaluable skills that they’ll need to succeed throughout their lives. It's about the experience a girl has running her very own cookie business, gaining five essential skills (goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics) as she learns to think like an entrepreneur. Plus, Girl Scout Cookie proceeds stay local! From trekking through the deep woods to traveling the world, you're helping fuel new experiences and adventures for local Girl Scouts all year long.
Girl Scouts build a better future for themselves and the world. And the Girl Scout Cookie Program makes it all possible, thanks to your support.