Early January: Hold a cookie sale meeting for your troop. Review goals, etiquette, the new credit card system, and basic rules. Don’t forget to explain the most broken rules…
– Girls are not required to sell cookies and the entire troop will use any proceeds equally no matter how many or how few boxes a girl sells.
– Girls can not be assigned a number of cookies to sell, the troop can not create a “required minimum” number to sell. Leaders can tell parents how many they would need to sell for the girls to be able to afford to do to everything they have planned.
– Do not take any orders before the official start of the sale. Girls can tell people “Thank you for interest! I’ll contact you once the sale starts to get your order.”
– Do not sell cookies on public websites. Some examples are Facebook marketplace, eBay, Craigslist, and Nextdoor.
– Do not hold your own cookie booths without checking with the SU Cookie Chair first.
Early January: Round 1 of Cookie Booth sign-ups
Early January: Last Day to enter your initial cookie order and initial prize orders into Smart Cookies. Remember, you may not order Gluten Free cookies at this time.
Mid January: Round 2 of Cookie Booth sign-ups
Mid January: Cookie University.
January 22nd: Round 3 of Cookie Booth sign-ups
January 23rd: Initial Order delivery
January 25, 2020: THE COOKIE SALE STARTS!
January 31, 2020: Cookie Booth Sales begin in Simi Valley
February 5th: First ACH Withdrawal ($1 per package of the initial order)
February 26th: Second ACH Withdrawal ($2 per package of all cookies ordered or transferred through Mid February)
March 8, 2020: The Cookie Sale ends (Phew!) If your troop still has cookies, you can keep selling them, however, you can’t do cookie booths.
March 12th: Last day to transfer cookies or log payments
March 13th: Deadline for the main recognition order for the girls’ rewards. If no one fills out and submits the recognition order, girls in the troop will not receive prizes. Be sure to print a report so you know who gets which prizes and which sizes.
March 15th : Last day to register Girl Scout siblings for the bonus rewards. If no one fills out the “sibling” form, sister Girl Scouts will not receive their bonus prizes. Click this link to fill out the form.
March 18th: Final ACH Withdrawal (Total remaining balance due)
Mid March: Make notes about what worked and what didn’t so next year’s sale is even smoother for your troop.
Late March: Tell the girls how much money they earned. Help them figure out how to spend it or what to save it for.
End April/May: Incentives arrive.
Cookie Sale Do’s & Don’t s
Every girl has big dreams and every parent wants to do whatever they can to help her get there. Here’s a quick run down on some of rules for the cookie sale.
Before that date:
Not much. However, her entire troop can be banned from future cookie sales and even lose their earnings from this cookie sale. Being “honest and fair” and being “responsible for what I say and do” are part of being a Girl Scout. Help her learn Business Ethics and to live the Girl Scout Law.
Cookies Are Coming!
Please check your rosters and make sure everything is correct.
No sharing information about the new packaging or the new cookie until Jan 7!!
Info Troops / Cookie Parents
Her Cookie Business = A Family Affair
The diamond shaped Cookie Activity Pin has been retired.
Recognizing that selling cookies is a family effort and that parents have a huge impact on the life skills that girls gain during the sale, Girl Scouts has introduced new level-specific Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pins.
It’s never been easier for parents to support their daughter as she develops business skills, makes amazing memories, and earns a different pin for her uniform every cookie season. The simple, age-specific guidelines have been tailored for her developing skill set, making success a snap! Click on the links below to find the guidelines.
Family Cookie Pin Daisy
Family Cookie Pin Brownie
Family Cookie Pin Junior
Family Cookie Pin Cadette
Family Cookie Pin Senior
Family Cookie Pin Ambassador