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Family Resources for the Cookie Program

Time to celebrateWhat is the Cookie Program?

The Girl Scout Cookie Program enables girls to learn life skills and realize their goals all while having fun! Customers get a great product and the opportunity to support girls in their community. The proceeds support troop/group treasuries, help girls fund their Girl Scout experience and provide important revenue that is used by the Council to support quality programs for nearly 35,000 girls in Connecticut.

Girls start taking orders January 7, and cookies are delivered to troops on March 4 and 5. Cookie Booth Sales Start March 4.

100 Days of Cookies

Follow our social media starting on January 1, 2017, for fun cookie facts, crafts, super seller ideas, and more. Every day of the week will have a theme, and we'll be posting for 100 days straight!
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How can I help?

• Review with your girl the information she receives from her leader, including the Family Newsletter and the ordering information for cookies.

Help your girl develop her customer list.

Accompany your girl when she is taking orders, delivering cookies, and offer to help at her booth sale.

Remind your girl to offer Cookies for Heroes to her customers when she is taking orders.

 If your Girl Scout is 13 or older and will be marketing online, read and sign the Internet Safety Pledge.

Remind your girl of important deadlines for the program.

Congratulate your girl on doing a great job in the Cookie Program!

This year's theme is Built By Girls! We are also celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies! As part of the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls learn five essential skills including:

  • Goal Setting
  • Decision Making
  • Money Management
  • People Skills
  • Business Ethics

Recognitions
Girls will receive recognitions based on their total sales (or Junior, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador troops, can choose to earn a higher percent of proceeds instead of receiving incentives.)

Online Marketing for Girls!

Digital CookieDigital Cookie 3.0!
The Cookie Program’s Digital Cookie platform is returning for the 3rd year and promises to continue to enhance Girl Scouts’ experience with the Cookie Program. The Digital Cookie platform allows today’s girls–digital natives–to build skills they’ll need to be leaders in today’s high-tech world.

For girls/families, getting started with the Digital Cookie platform is as easy as 1,2,3,4!

  1. 1. Register for the Digital Cookie Program: Parents/guardians should be on the lookout for the Digital Cookie registration email after December 19, 2016. The email will come from email@email.girlscouts.org.*
  2. 2. Set up the Girl Scouts’ site: In just a few minutes, girls can set up a sales goal, share her cookie story and upload a fun picture or video. The site is then ready to be reviewed and published...done!
  3. 3. Invite customers: Girls can import customer contact information from an email address book or spreadsheet. If a Girl Scout participated in Digital Cookie last year, her customer information from last year will have rolled over to this year’s program. Girls can send ready-to-use emails inviting customers to support her and the troop. Families and girls ages 13 and older may share the link to their site with family and friends via social media.
  4. 4. Track your goal: Girls and parents/guardians can track the number of boxes sold and orders placed as well as sales by delivery type and cookie variety. Offline sales can also be entered so girls can see their total progress!
*Please check your junk/SPAM folder in case it got delivered there. If a family did not receive the registration email, they can use this form to request their girl be registered for this year’s Digital Cookie Platform. Please allow 72 hours for the girl to be registered and the welcome email to be sent.

Share your love of cookies with Gift of Caring!

 Cookies For Heroes is the Council’s Gift of Caring service project that gives customers the opportunity to support Girl Scouting and our military personnel. Customers purchase Girl Scout cookies from their local troop and the cookies are delivered by our partners to military personnel. The girl will collect the money, and Girl Scouts of Connecticut will ensure the cookies are sent to women and men serving our country. You can also write a message to be sent with the cookies on CookiesForHeroes.com

Troops may know of a local organization that they would like to support through cookie donations. Customers are asked if they would like to purchase cookies that will be given to the troop’s Gift of Caring organization. Girls will bring actual boxes from the troop’s inventory to the local organization.

Cookie Learning Resources

Looking for resources to help your girl learn the five skills?

• Check out the Product Sales > Cookies category in the Resource and Forms Library.

• Visit the Little Brownie Baker website.

 

 

For more information about the Cookie Program please contact us at productsales@gsofct.org or (800) 922-2770 ext. 3350.

 

Family Newsletter
Cookie Recognitions
Internet Safety Pledge
Getting Started with Digital Cookie
Gift of Caring Flyer
Gift of Caring
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Cookie Activity Pin and Badges
Cookie Activity Resources

 

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