|Family Resources for the Cookie Program
What 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 2, and cookies are delivered to troops on February 27 and 28. Cookie Booth Sales are held February 27 through March 27, 2016. Find out about the different cookie flavors!
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 Worth Sharing! As part of the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls learn five essential skills including:
- Goal Setting
- Decision Making
- Money Management
- People Skills
- Business Ethics
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
Digital Cookie 2.0 is the next step in the evolution of the online component to the Cookie Program, and GSOFCT is excited to be a part of the second year of this pilot program!
For girls and families, Digital Cookie has improved access to girls’ Digital Order Cards and easier access to help with girls' Digital Order Cards. The added feature of allowing girls to include offline sales means girls can use their Digital Order Cards to have a true snapshot of their progress. This year, Cookie Badges specific to the girl’s age level and the requirements to earn the badges have been incorporated into Digital Cookie, so we’re excited for girls to be able to use their Digital Cookie page to fully engage in the Cookie Program.
GSOFCT uploads girl/parent data to Digital Cookie twice a
week. Please be sure to look for the registration email from Girl Scout
Cookies (email@example.com) with the subject line, “Ready,
Set, Register for Digital Cookie” within 4 business days of submitting
your sign up request. Check out our online sign up form
to get started with Digital Cookie 2.0.
Digital Cookie 2.0 features a simplified order page featuring a photo
or video message from the girl and her cookie story/goals. PLUS, there
will be NO additional handling fees for cookies ordered online that will
be donated or delivered by the girl. Direct shipping fees have also
Find out more in page 13 of the 2015 Cookie Program Guide or watch videos from our Digital Order Card Playlist!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 922-2770 ext. 3350.