Digital Cookie Program Updates:
More of a visual learner? Check out the short videos below.
Cookies for Heroes is the council’s gift of caring program. Girl Scouts can offer their customers the opportunity to support their troop and, at the same time, donate cookies to women and men serving in the military, veterans, and local heroes. Cookies for Heroes packages are $5 per package. Check with your Girl Scout’s troop leader or click here for additional information about the program.
The 2022-2023 reward lineup features dolphin-themed items, and, for the first time, a charm patch! Girl Scouts can earn the charm patch at 35+ packages. They can earn the charms to attach to the patch by selling additional packages and by utilizing the Digital Cookie platform and selling packages for the Cookies for Heroes Program. Check out the order card or click here to see the full reward lineup, including which reward levels feature the charms!
Girl Scouts can choose to donate the value of select reward items toward The Shoe that Grows instead of receiving the item. This option is available at the 110+, 160+, 300+, and 500+ package levels and is noted on the order card with a shoe icon. Girl Scouts will earn a custom patch when they choose this option for at least one reward level.
The Shoe that Grows Program provides specially designed shoes to children in Kenya and young Syrian refugees. The shoe expands in three places, up to five sizes, and are made of long-lasting materials. These shoes protect children from soil-transmitted diseases that can cause illness and disease.
The reward lineup will also be included on the My Rewards tab on Girl Scout Digital Cookie dashboards.
Digital Cookie Program Updates:
Encourage Girl Scouts to explore their interests and learn new skills through earning the Cookie Business and Financial Literacy badges. Check out the Award and Badge Explorer for specific badge requirements.
This is where we will post links to the recorded Cookie Chats. Be sure to look for Cookie Chat meeting information in The Cookie Recipe emails
We will be holding a series of Zoom calls for volunteers on various topics in the cookie program. While we will have a primary discussion point for each call, these calls are also an opportunity to ask the Product Sales Team any questions you have about the cookie program. Mark your calendars for these informative sessions! Please see below for the meeting information for the first 2 sessions and the full schedule.
Wednesday 3/29 – Goal Getter Period, Booth Sales, and Troop Link Overview
Wednesday 4/5 – Question & Answer Session
Time: Mar 29, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 962 2751 4021
Time: April 05, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 962 2751 4021
This is where we will post links our cookie season email series. To ensure you receive these weekly emails in your inbox, confirm that you are registered for the 2022-2023 membership year and have either the troop co-leader or troop cookie manager role assigned to your membership record.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or for assistance.
The Cookie Recipe emails will be sent weekly on Sunday mornings beginning January 29, 2023.
eBudde Overview | PDF
Troop volunteers will gain access to eBudde beginning February 3, 2023. Look for an email from eBudde/Little Brownie Bakers with instructions on how to set up login credentials. If you have previously used eBudde as a GSOFCT troop co-leader or troop cookie manager, you can use the same login credentials, assuming you still have the troop co-leader or troop cookie manager role.
This is where we will post eBudde instructions regarding finalizing and submitting the troop’s Initial Order (no later than March 1, 2023) and finalizing the troop’s cookie program in eBudde (no later than May 1, 2023).
Cookie Delivery Day for the 2022-2023 cookie program is scheduled for April 1, 2023. This is when all troops that placed an Initial Order will pick up their cookie order. There will be approximately 16 regional delivery sites throughout the state.
Each service unit will be assigned a delivery site and a time frame during which troops in the service unit will need to select a pick-up time to pick up their Initial Order. Troops will choose their pickup time in eBudde on the Delivery tab. The Delivery tab will open for troops on March 17, 2023.
As the date draws closer, more information about Cookie Delivery Day will be included in the weekly The Cookie Recipe emails.
Cookie cupboards are locations where additional cookies can be picked up after the Initial Order Taking period to fill additional orders, including online girl delivery orders that come in after the Initial Order Taking period has ended.
There are two types of cookie cupboards: council and service unit. Council cupboards are open to all troops while service unit cupboards are open to troops assigned to a specific service unit. A list of council cookie cupboards and cupboard manager contact information will be available by March 17.
Some council cupboards will open the week of March 27, while most service units and a few council cupboards will open the week following Cookie Delivery Day (April 1).
As booth sales and cupboard season draw closer, more information about cookie cupboards will be included in the weekly The Cookie Recipe emails
Booth Sale Safety and Best Practices
Cookie booths are a fantastic way for Girl Scouts to reach new customers and troops to increase their sales. Booth sales are generally held in front of local businesses or at community events with high foot traffic. Girl Scouts can also consider holding a virtual booth on social media with the supervision of troop adults.
Booth sales can be held during the booth sale period (April 1 – May 7, 2023). Troops may only hold in-person booth sales within their service unit’s geographic footprint. If a troop has an in-person booth sale opportunity outside their service unit’s footprint, a troop volunteer must contact their service unit cookie manager to obtain permission to hold the booth sale at the desired location.
Booth sale sites are handled at the service unit level. Troop cookie volunteers should check with their service unit cookie manager to determine the service unit’s procedure for securing a booth site.
Cookie Program Finances overview
2022-2023 ACH Terms of Agreement
Troop payments to council are made by ACH payments from troop bank accounts. Participating troops must submit an ACH authorization no later than March 4, 2023. Only ACH authorizations submitted AFTER August 15, 2022, are valid for this year’s cookie program.
There will be two scheduled ACH payments for this year’s cookie program: April 21 and May 19. The payment on April 21 will be for 60% of the amount due to the council for all cookies assigned to the troop in eBudde as of April 19. The final payment on May 21 will be for any remaining balance due to the council as listed in eBudde as of May 17.
If the troop is due a credit, the council will use the banking information provided on the ACH authorization to deposit the amount owed to the troop.
Please see page 40 in the cookie program troop guide for additional cookie program finance information and guidance.
Tip sheets for troop volunteers:
Short video tutorials:
Girl Scouts of the USA Cookie Resources Page
Here you’ll find handouts, posters, videos and other materials to help you have fun and stay safe as you build your cookie program.
Little Brownie Bakers
Want to make this season the best one yet? Check out some of the fun activities and materials for Girl Scouts from our bakery partner.