We have the tools to help you make this the best cookie season ever!
Cookie Resources for Girls
Cookie Entrepreneurship Program
Are you an older girl who wants to take the cookie program to the next level? Learn more about our Cookie Entrepreneurship Program by clicking here.
January 14-22 is designated as Walkabout Week and girls are encouraged to take a parent or a responsible adult on a walk around the neighborhood, and share some quality time while working on your cookie marketing skills. Girls will build their people skills while spending some one-on-one time with someone special. As a bonus, girls can earn the Walk-About patch. For neighbors that aren’t home, use these door hangers – front and back. We will be awarding ice cream parties to four troops. As a way to attract customers and have a little more fun, decorate a wagon or anything that will carry cookies for your Walk-About. Take some pictures and e-mail up to two of them. The most eye-appealing and creative vehicles will win the ice cream parties. Check with your troop cookie volunteer for more details.
An important skill girls learn through participation in our annual cookie program is goal setting. By engaging you in the process of goal setting, you discover that you can do anything. Research has shown that girls that set goals increase their sales by approximately 35 percent. To help you set your goal, we have a fun online tool to make the process easy. Through online activities in COCO, you can set your individual sales goal, track your progress and view the rewards you earn along the way. In addition, you can use the Online Marketing tools to invite friends and family to purchase cookies to assist you in helping to reach your goal.
Click here for easy-to-use instructions on how to use CoCodirect to sell cookies online and have them shipped directly to a customer.
COCOmobile is also available for your Android or iDevice from Google Play or the App Store.
Online Social Networking Sites
Any use of a social networking site (such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube, Flickr) for Girl Scout program activities, including marketing and/or collecting customer commitments must:
- Have parental permission for use of the tools and for posting of any photos
- Reference the Internet Safety Pledge
Troops whose girls meet age criteria may set up a troop social networking site with parental permission. Girls can market product on this site, but cannot collect money. (This site should be approved by the council.) A girl or troop over 13 may work in partnership with an adult to market online using the social networking site of the adult. Any follow-up should be done following safety guidelines for Girl Scout product sales. Any use of online video sharing sites where the video is representing Girl Scouts or Girl Scout product must follow specific age and requirements for that site, as well as have council approval and Girl Scout photo release forms signed by parents/guardians and any adults pictured. It is recommended that forms be scanned and stored electronically by the adult in charge and/or the council.
In an effort to help you reach your goals, participate in the BUY 5 incentive. Any customer who purchases five packages of cookies will have his/her name entered in a drawing to win a year’s supply of their favorite Girl Scout cookies (52 packages). The Girl Scout who submits the winning entry will receive a $10 council shop gift card. Click below for BUY 5 entry forms and ask your troop cookie volunteer for more details!
ABC Bakery Tour
Want to know what the bakery looks like where all are Girl Scout cookies come from? Click here to take a tour of the facility!
Cookie Resources for Volunteers
Troop Cookie Manager Information Site
(click here for password-protected page)
- ACH Debit Authorization Form
- Agenda for Parent Training
- Cookie Activity Pin Requirements (English)
- Cookie Activity Pin Requirements (Spanish)
- Cookie Booths- Entering Your Troop-Secured Locations in SNAP
- Cookie Booth Lottery & FCFC Instructions and Guide
- Cookie Dough Redemption Form
- Cookie Return and Exchange Example (Microsoft Word format)
- Dishonored Check Reimbursement Form
- Door Hanger- Front and Door Hanger- Back
- Dot Distribution Sheet
- Initial Order Worksheet (Microsoft Excel format)
- Instructions for the SNAP Smart Divider
- Leader T-Shirt Order Form
- Parent Permission Form (English)
- Parent Permission Form (Spanish)
- Safety Activity Checkpoints for Product Sales
- SNAP Help Desk – 1-800-853-3730
- SNAP website
- T-1 Troop Worksheet
- T-2 Troop Worksheet (Microsoft Excel format)
- Troop Cookie Manager Agreement Form
- Troop Debt Form
- P2P Bling Your Booth Contest
- BUY 5 Promotion Information
- BUY 5 Entry Form (6 per page)
- Walkabout Week flyer
- GSUSA Cookie Troop 100 Video
- GSUSA Cookie Troop 100 Flyer
- GSUSA Troop 100 Official Rules
Operation Sweet Treat
- How to Create Your Troop Recognition Order in SNAP
- How to Edit Your Troop Recognition Order in SNAP
- How to Use the Smart Divider in SNAP
- How to Select a Lottery Location Request in SNAP (for troops whose service units participate in the SNAP lottery)
- How to Schedule a First Come, First Serve Booth Location in SNAP (for troops whose service units participate in the SNAP lottery)
- How to Use CoCo, CoComobile & CoCodirect
- Editing Your Troop Information in SNAP
- Creating Your Initial Cookie Order in SNAP
- How to Place a Planned Order in SNAP
- How to Enter a Troop to Girl Transfer in SNAP
- Entering an Operation Sweet Treat (OST) Order in SNAP
- Sofia Explains the Direct Cookie Sale
- What Grown-Ups Need to Know About Selling Cookies
- What is a Girl-Led Product Program?
- Help Parents Understand the Value and Benefits of the Girl Scout Cookie Program (Spanish)