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For Cookie Sellers

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.

Participating in the cookie program powers Girl Scouts’ adventures throughout the year as they learn key business skills to excel in future careers and in life. By participating in different sales methods, girls gain more skills, including: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. 

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

Cookies and Covid-19

As always the safety of our members is our number one priority. Please familiarise yourself with our Covid-19 Guidelines and please be advised that they are updated frequently in accordance with state and federal guidelines. 


How to Participate

How to Participate

Get ready for your Girl Scout to make (cookie) boss moves this year! No matter how she takes part in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, she’ll grow her people skills, learn to set goals, make smart decisions, and so much more. Talk with her about which options she’s excited to explore this year!

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Phone or Text Friends and Family

Is this your first time running your own cookie business? Texting or phoning friends and family is a great way to connect with cookie customers. And if you are a seasoned cookie boss and your free time is limited—hello, school, sports, and extracurriculars!—this option has maximum flexibility.

Digital Cookie

Are you ready to take your digital marketing skills to the next level? With the Digital Cookie® platform, Girl Scouts can ship cookies straight to customers, accept orders for cookie donations, or have local customers schedule an in-person delivery. Reach your sales goals no matter what your schedule is like. 

Door-to-door

Hone in your sales pitch! With door-to-door sales, Girl Scouts can stay local and sell in their neighborhoods—and use door hangers and business cards for customers who aren’t home. Grow your people skills by meeting new neighbors (with the necessary adult supervision, of course).

Cookie Stands

Would you feel more comfortable on your own turf? Cookie stands, similar to lemonade stands, are set up in front of a residence on private property, where you’ll market your cookies to customers in your neighborhood. They’re a great way to ease into connecting with other community members. This can be fun for the whole family!

Cookie Booths

This option has maximum customer interaction, teamwork, and all the fun! Troops or groups of Girl Scouts work together to market cookies outside a preapproved location (like a grocery store, bank, mall, or even a drive-through booth in a parking lot) where Girl Scouts can practice business skills with new customers.

Note: cookie booths must be coordinated by troop cookie managers; may only happen at council-approved locations; and must be legally open to, accessible, and safe for all girls and potential customers.

Connecting with Your Community

The possibilities are endless! Girl Scouts team up with your parents/caregivers to sell cookies to their employees and coworkers, at places of worship, and at community groups. Prepare a corporate pitch to sell cookies in bulk to car dealerships, real estate agents, or financial institutions. When these budding entrepreneurs secure a large sale, they get a taste of sweet success!

Don’t forget: adult supervision is required at all times.

Key Dates

Check out the 2021-2022 Cookie Season Dates

December 11: Access to Digital Cookie opens

Girl households will receive an email from the Girl Scout Cookie Program/Girl Scouts USA with the subject “Register for the Digital Cookie Platform.” Contact Customer Care if assistance is needed.

December 15: Girls begin taking orders using their Order Card and sending emails and taking orders using Digital Cookie.

January 8: Virtual Cookie Badge Bash | Register Today

February 4-6, 9-13: Cookie Delivery (Initial Cookie Order Pick-up)

January 19: Digital Cookie girl delivered sales ends at 11:59 p.m. CST.

February 4-6, 9-13: Cookie Delivery (Initial Cookie Order Pick-up)

February 7: Cookie Cupboards open for additional cookie pick up.

February 7: Goal Getter program begins.

February 7: Digital Cookie Order taking begins. (Cookie Program Phase 2)

February 11: Cookie Booths Sales Weekend begins.

February 18-20: National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend.

March 18-20: Last Chance Weekend! Remind your cookie customers that this is their last chance to stock up.

March 20: Digital Cookie closes for all orders at 11:59 p.m. CST

March 21: Cookie program, including Goal Getter ends; Gathering Place cookie cupboards close

June: Rewards will be dispersed by your troop cookie manager once they receive them

Rewards

We've got an awesome line up of rewards and experiences that girls can earn in this year's cookie program! (And don't forget that rewards are cumulative!)

Download the 2022 Cookie Rewards Card [PDF]

Starting at the 1,000+ packages level, we are offering the option of Cookie Dough credits that can be applied to registration fees for council camps, programs, and shop purchases.

COOKIE DOUGH

Starting at the 1000+ level, girls can opt for Cookie Dough instead of a traditional reward. Girls can use Cookie Dough towards annual membership dues, council-sponsored activities, resident camp, GSUSA Destinations, and Girl Scout merchandise from the council store. Cookie Dough cannot be used for the purchase of cookies or paying cookie debt.

COOKIE CEOS

The top five cookie sellers in our council are known as our Cookie CEOs. This exciting and rewarding opportunity includes a busy day at the council's Chicago Gathering Place meeting with the council CEO, holding an all-staff conference call, lunch, and much more!

Our Cookie CEOs also get regular opportunities to share their expertise with other Girl Scouts at the annual Cookie Kickoff Rally, at cookie trainings for volunteers, and with local media outlets.

Gift of Caring

The Gift of Caring service project is a great way for your company to support local Girl Scouts and provide comfort to military personnel, first responders and community services. Check out more about Gift of Caring and how you can contribute this cookie season!

For First Time Cookie Sellers

Our partners at Little Brownie Bakers have a great instructional video for new program particicpants aka Cookie Rookies! This fun 10-minute video is just what you need to understand the basics, like:

  • How the program works
  • Cookie names
  • Easy ways to ask a customer to buy
  • Cookie booth essentials
  • Safety rules
  • How to set a goal

Watch the video now!
Please note that the cookies this year are different then those in the video. The full cookie roster can be found here!

For Juliette Girl Scouts

The Juliette program is Girl Scouting custom-made for individually registered Girl Scouts, meaning a girl who is currently waiting for a troop to open in the area or is self-navigating their Girl Scout experience.

A Juliette can participate in all Girl Scout activities open to her grade level including the Girl Scout Cookie Program! If your Juliette Girl Scouts is interested in participating in the cookie program contact Conchetta Jones to get the specifics for your Girl Scout.

Digital Cookie Resources

Getting Started with Digital Cookie 

Go digital to grow your business! The Digital Cookie platform makes reaching out and connecting with your cookie customers easy. Customers can purchase Girl Scout Cookies to be shipped to their home or delivered directly by your Girl Scout, and they can conveniently pay for their cookies online.

On December 11 look for an email with your access link to set up your Girl Scout’s very own online storefront through Digital Cookie. Follow the prompts to participate in this online opportunity. If you cannot find the email, you can resend the email from the login page by clicking on the "Need Help" button at digitalcookie.girlscouts.org

Digital Cookie Tip Sheets

Digital Cookie Site Setup (for girls under 13) [PDF]
Digital Cookie Site Setup (for girls 13 and over) [PDF]
Site Registration (for girls 13 and over) [PDF]
How to upload Photo/Video [PDF]
Marketing to Customers [PDF]
Girl Delivered Orders – How To Approve Orders [PDF]
Shipped Orders [PDF]
Cookie Entrepreneur Pin and Badges

Digital Cookie How-To Videos 

Cookie Entrepreneur and Family Pin

Earning the year-by-year Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pin is the best way to make the Girl Scout Cookie Program a family affair!  The simple, age-specific guidelines have been tailored for her developing skill set, making success a snap.

Learn more about the Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pin opportunity. 

The NEW Cookie Business badges are the best way for Girl Scouts to develop business skills and learn to think like entrepreneurs as they run their own business. Earning a Cookie Business badge gives Girl Scouts a chance to reach new heights and unleash their potential as they work together with their troop to achieve team goals. See What's New and learn more about all of the new badges. 

FAQs

Find quick answers to your questions about Girl Scout Cookies. More answers can be found on Girl Scouts USA FAQ page

Palm Oil

Talking With Your Girls about Palm Oil

Product FAQ:

Q: Why does Girl Scouts use palm oil in their cookies?

Palm oil is an ingredient found in the majority of baked snacks sold in the United States. Per GSUSA's licensed bakers, it continues to be necessary to use palm oil in our cookies to ensure their shelf life, to bring you the highest quality products, and to serve as an alternative to trans fats. While we continue to explore other alternatives, at this time, there are no viable or readily available alternatives on the market.

Q: Why can't you replace the palm oil?

The world’s food supply is intricately tied to the use of palm oil, so we believe promoting proper manufacturing principles is the most responsible approach to how Girl Scouts and Girl Scout Cookie development is advanced. While we continue to explore other alternatives, at this time, there are no viable or readily available alternatives on the market that would enable us to simply swap the palm oil for an alternative oil.

Q: What actions is GSUSA taking to prevent child labor?

To be very clear, child labor has no place in the production of Girl Scout Cookies. If certain suppliers are not following best practices, we expect our bakers and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), of which GSUSA is an affiliate member, to take action quickly to rectify those exceptions.

Q. Are GSUSA’s licensed bakers removing Palm Oil from Girl Scout Cookies?

We are pleased to share that Girl Scout Cookies baked by both Little Brownie Bakers and ABC Bakers use Mass Balance RSPO certified palm oil and include the RSPO Mass Balance logo on their packaging (i.e. RSPO “Mixed” certification label). Both bakers’ future goal is to achieve 100% RSPO-segregated certified palm oil products for all Girl Scout Cookies they produce. They continue to work with their suppliers to explore strategies and timeline to achieve this goal.

Q: Does GSUSA belong to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)?

Yes, GSUSA is an affiliate member of RSPO.

Q. What does being an affiliate member of RSPO mean?

GSUSA has been a member of the RSPO for almost ten years, As an affiliate member, GSUSA supports the RSPO’s vision and efforts to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil products.

Q: Why should I buy Girl Scout Cookies?

When you buy Girl Scout Cookies, you support Girl Scouts and you power amazing experiences and life-changing opportunities for girls year-round—from awesome trips to community projects to outdoor adventures. Through your support, you help Girl Scouts build essential skills as they begin to think like entrepreneurs and learn to take the lead, both now and in the future. Girls gain these skills from working with others, setting goals, and connecting with customers. It's about the experience a girl has running her very own cookie business, gaining five essential skills (goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics) as she learns to think like an entrepreneur. Because proceeds from your purchase stay local, you also help create positive change in your community.

Program FAQ

Q. What is GSUSA doing about Girl Scout troops boycotting cookie sales?

Girl Scouting teaches girls to stand up for what they believe is right and just, and to take a position on improving the world around them; not only for themselves but for those who can’t speak for themselves. 

We applaud girls for standing up for an issue they are passionate about. Girl Scouts of the USA and Girl Scouts GCNWI shares this passion and do not support or endorse the use of child labor. However, a very effective way to advocate for change is by belonging to organizations, such as RSPO, who advocate for and enforce these ethical standards in the parts of the world where we are not present. We hope that our commitment to doing what is right is seen by our girls as our joint commitment for improvement.  

Each year, it is up to each individual troop and girl to decide if they will participate in the cookie program – a program that helps power life-changing programs, experiences, and learning all year long. We hope that through gaining a deeper understanding around palm oil use, Girl Scouts join us to use our voices to find productive ways to take action against this global issue, and continue to be Girl Scout Strong.  

Are there any program materials to help Girl Scouts understand the challenges around Palm Oil?

Yes! Girl Scouts of the USA and RSPO have released a palm oil toolkit to help interested Girl Scouts dive deeper into the topic of palm oil and fully understand the issue. Please contact your Girl Scout Council to learn more. 

Updated Allergen

Update to Girl Scout Cookie Packaging
Allergen Disclosure (2021-2022)

Q: Why was a precautionary allergen statement added to the label?
A: All packaged foods in the U.S. including Girl Scout Cookies are required to identify any of the top 8 food allergens present as ingredients either in the ingredients list or through a “Contains” statement. A precautionary allergen disclosure (“Manufactured in a shared facility with” statement) was added to our labels to declare the presence of allergens in the bakery where Girl Scout Cookies are made. This update was made to be transparent and sensitive to the needs of our customers.

Q: What is the process for sanitizing lines/preventing cross-contact in the bakeries?
A: All Girl Scout Cookies are baked in state-of-the-art facilities operating under good manufacturing practices in order to prevent allergen cross-contact. All Little Brownie products and manufacturing facilities that produce Girl Scout Cookies undergo a comprehensive assessment and qualification to ensure compliance with FDA guidelines. Girl Scout Cookies from Little Brownie Bakers are baked on a production line that is thoroughly cleaned between production runs and tested to make sure the line is free of allergens.

Q: Has the manufacturing process for Toffee-tastic® changed?
A: No. Customers will be buying the same Toffee-tastic Girl Scout Cookies they know and love—and purchase year after year—with no changes made to the manufacturing process.

Q: How is Toffee-tastic Certified Gluten-Free if it is made in a bakery with wheat?
A: All gluten-containing formulas and ingredients are segregated from Toffee-tastic using good manufacturing practices. The production line has a designated mixer for gluten-free and the dough mixing process is segregated from the other areas in the bakery when Toffee-tastic is in production. Toffee-tastic cookies baked by Little Brownie Bakers have been Certified Gluten-Free by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF), a third-party organization that verifies through testing of the production line and the finished product that the cookies meet FDA guidelines for labeling them gluten-free. Toffee-tastic cookies are baked on a production line that is cleaned between production runs and tested to make sure the line is free of gluten. The NSF Gluten-FreeCertification seal appears on the side of the Toffee-tastic package. For more information, visit the NSF website.

Q: What is the process for sanitizing lines/preventing cross-contact in the bakery where Toffee-Tastic is made?
A: All gluten-containing formulas and ingredients are segregated from Toffee-tastic using good manufacturing practices. All Little Brownie products and manufacturing facilities that produce gluten-free products including Toffee-tastic Girl Scout Cookies undergo a comprehensive assessment and qualification to ensure compliance with regulations regarding gluten-free designated foods. LBB is certified annually while Toffee-tastic cookies are in production by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF). The production line is cleaned, new belts are installed, and the production line is tested by NSF to make sure it is free of gluten prior to production. All production lots of Toffee Tastic are sent off to a 3rd party lab for Gluten Free testing per NSF Gluten-Free Protocol under the certification. The NSF Gluten-Free Certification seal appears on the side of the Toffee-tastic package. For more information, visit the NSF website.

Q: What does “manufactured in a shared facility with [for example, peanuts and eggs].” mean?
A: This means that the listed allergens (e.g., peanuts, eggs) are not ingredients in the cookies, but they are ingredients in other products made in the same facility. Girl Scout Cookies are baked in facilities where food safety protocols are adhered to based on FDA guidelines to fully clean production lines and prevent cross-contact of ingredients.

Q: How are allergen ingredients and products managed in the bakery?
A: Girl Scout Cookies are baked in facilities where food safety protocols are adhered to based on FDA guidelines to prevent cross-contact with allergenic ingredients, like peanuts or tree nuts. Ingredients with allergens are clearly labeled, stored separately from other ingredients, and handled by trained professional bakers in ways that prevent cross-contact with other ingredients and products. When allergenic ingredients are used on the equipment, the equipment is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized to ensure the equipment is free of allergens before it is used to make other products.

Q: Do Girl Scout Cookies contain sesame?
A: No, Girl Scout Cookies do not contain sesame as an ingredient.

Q: Is sesame present in the bakery where Girl Scout Cookies are baked?
A: Sesame is only present as an ingredient in the bakery where Girl Scout S’mores is produced. Sesame is not present as an ingredient in the bakery where the other Girl Scout Cookie varieties are produced.

Q: How come sesame is not listed as an allergen in the precautionary allergen disclosure on the Girl Scout S’mores packaging?
A: In the Spring of 2021, The Food Allergy Safety, Treatment Education, and Research Act became law and named sesame as the 9th food listed as a major allergen. Food manufacturers have until January 1, 2023, to update packaging labels.

Order Cards

Cookie order card [Color] | [B&W]

Cookie Business and Marketing Tools

To help boost your cookie business, we have curated a host of things to help propel your business and help achieve your goals. Use our collection of tip sheets and guides, social media graphics, downloadable posters and images, and more. Visit our Cookie Business Resouces page.


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

 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!