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For Cookie Sellers

  Cookies are coming back Dec. 2021!

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.

Stay up-to-date with 2022's Cookie Program when you register to be a Girl Scout! Join today!

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.

Not a Girl Scout? Join today!

Digital Cookie

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.

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

Order Card 

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 

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.

Goal Getter Program 

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.

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

2021 Cookie SeasonGirl 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!