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Welcome to the Girl Scout Cookie Program, the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world. The Girl Scout Cookie Program helps your girl succeed today and prepare for future success. With every box she sells, she builds on 5 essential leadership skills she can use for a lifetime.

Every Girl Scout in Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana benefits from the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Whether it’s a trip to a breathtaking place they’ve never been, an opportunity to attend Girl Scout camp and revel in the power of the great outdoors, or the chance to try something new, every experience helps them find the G.I.R.L. ( Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader)™ within to do amazing things for herself and for her community.

Cookies are back Dec. 14, 2020!

How to Participate

How to Participate

All Girl Scouts are a part of an amazing sisterhood. Together they are building entrepreneurial skills that they can only get through the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Plus, the lifelong friends they make along the way as they set high goals and learn essential life skills last far beyond Cookie Season.

Girls and their families can customize their Girl Scout Cookie experience by picking what is best for your Girl Scout or by participating with the troop in one or all the ways below.

Digital Cookie (December 14 – March 21)

Did you know that customers buy more cookies when girls sell online with Digital Cookie? Digital Cookie is an easy way to stay contactless and participate in the program.

Digital Cookie is program developed by GSUSA in conjunction with Little Brownie Baker which allows girls to take electronic orders for cookies. Girls can send friends and family to their website to order and pay for cookies online. Customers have the option for the cookies to be directly shipped to them (shipping charges apply), have the Girl Scout deliver the cookies or donate cookies with no additional handling fees.

Your Girl Scout can make her own business website through Digital Cookie. She can send emails to customers and these customers can purchase orders with a credit card. Always think safety first!

“Girl Delivered Cookies” will arrive with your troop order in February.

“Shipped Cookies” will be sent directly to the customer.

Order Card (January 1 – March 22)

Your troop may request your order card earlier than March 22. Please ask your leader for the deadline set by your troop.

Encourage girls to canvas their communities with buddies and adults, leaving no doorbell un-rung! Always think safety first!

Girls can take orders door-to-door at the beginning of the cookie program with their order cards.

Girls can sell door-to-door with cookies in hand. After cookies are delivered, load up a wagon with cookies, make signs and you are ready for a neighborhood walkabout.

Booth Sites (February 12- March 22)

Cookie booth sites are girl-operated opportunities for customers to purchase cookies from troops. All Girl Scout levels may participate in booth sites and will gain valuable experiences in the process.

At a cookie booth, Girl Scouts get to sell directly to the public with cookies in hand at a local business. In this new environment, cookie booths may look a little different than in years past. Check with your troop leader to see what type of booth (virtual, drive-thru or in-person) they decide on and how you can provide support.

More details to come.

Loop Sites

March 25
March 31
April 6

More details to come

Goal Getter Program (February 8- March 22)

The Goal Getter program is another way for Girl Scouts to reach their goals after the initial order taking phase of the cookie program. Girls can continue to earn rewards and fulfill customer orders to the package by going to any Gathering Place cookie cupboard.

Gift of Caring

The Gift of Caring service project is a great way to support local Girl Scouts and provide comfort to military personnel. If, for instance, customers say they’ve already purchased cookies or are on a diet, girls may encourage them to make a monetary donation to support the Gift of Caring program. Always remind customers that money donated to GOC will go toward purchasing packages of cookies for women and men in the Armed Forces and for community organizations. Last year more than 232,000 boxes of cookies were collected for Gift of Caring by our Girl Scouts.

Donations are made in $5.00 increments with a Girl Scout on her order card, online with Digital Cookie, or at a cookie booth. Customers who wish to contribute 250+ boxes will also receive recognition from Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana. If you would like more information about Gift of Caring or Gift of Caring Business, contact Angela Foster.

Digital Cookie

The 1,2,3 to Digital Cookie...

1. Register for Digital Cookie

Each girl’s access to Digital Cookie is granted based on her membership record containing the following:

A. Valid membership for the 2020-2021 Girl Scout membership year
B. Date of Birth
C. Grade level
D. Parent/guardian name and email address

Using the email address of a parent/guardian, each girl will receive a registration link to establish a Digital Cookie account. Starting December 7, look for your Digital Cookie registration email from Girl Scout Cookies with the subject line: Register for the Digital Cookie Platform today!

If you do not receive your link, please click here: send us an email and we will take care of getting you the information!

2. Customize Your Online Store

In your Digital Cookie account, you can personalize your online store to make it all your own. Share your goals and cookie story with customers and upload your own videos or photo.

3. Promote Your Girl-Led Business

Market your Girl-Led business to family and friends!

  • Personalized Emails: Personalize emails through your Digital Cookie account to send to family and friends.
  • Social Media: Spread the word with family and friends about your business on a guardian’s Facebook and Twitter pages through your Digital Cookie account.
Important Dates

calendar02_32 Important Dates

   December 7: Digital Cookie Invitation Email
If you do not receive your link, please click here: send us an email and we will take care of getting you the information!
   December 14: Digital Cookie Order Taking begins
   January 1: Girl Scout Cookie Program starts and Initial Order taking period
   January 20: Troop Initial Order Deadline (Note: the Troop Leader/Cookie Manager may choose an earlier date)
   February 8: Goal Getter program begins 
   February 19-21: National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend
   March 21: Digital Cookie Closes for all orders. No more online sales.
   March 22: Cookie program including Goal Getter program ends.
Girl Scout Cookie Entrepreneur Pin

The Cookie Entrepreneur Family pin collection enables girls and their families to learn to think like entrepreneurs as they participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

Each Girl Scout grade level will have its own set of requirements to help families guide their Girl Scout as she runs her own cookie business year after year.

Learn more about the Entrepreneur Family Pins

Purchase your Cookie Entrepreneur Family pins at our Shop Site

Why Cookies?

When you sell Girl Scout Cookies, you're doing more than helping your customers stock up on delicious treats (and having lots of fun). You're doing it with a goal in mind—a goal to power new, unique, and amazing experiences for yourself and your troop all year long!

Whether that goal is an unforgettable trip to an exciting new place, a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) project that will change the way you look at the world, or an opportunity to attend Girl Scout camp and make a lifetime of memories, you know how many boxes you need to sell to make it happen. 

When you participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program you're part of the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world—and that’s kind of a huge deal!

Having the opportunity to run your very own cookie business gives you skills essential for success today and in the future:

   Goal Setting

   Decision Making

   Money Management 

   People Skills

   Business Ethics

Girl Rewards 

 Have a Great Girl Scout Cookie Story to Share? 

Have a parent or troop leader submit it today for a chance to see your story featured in our "Think Outside the Cookie Box" gallery, on the Girl Scout BlogFacebookTwitterInstagram, and more!