When you sell Girl Scout Cookies, you're doing more than just helping
your customers stock up on delicious treats (and having lots of fun).
You're doing it with a goal in mind. Whether that goal is a pizza
party, a community service project, or your first overnight camping
trip with your troop, you know how many boxes you need to sell to make
But did you know that you're also part of a huge business, one
that's run by girls just like you all over the country? In fact,
you’re part of the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program for girls
In the world. Being a Girl Scout Cookie professional gives you skills
essential for success both now and later:
Need some help getting started? Check out all the amazing
resources that will make it easy to sell more boxes of cookies
this year than you ever thought possible!
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 Powered
by Cookies gallery, on the Girl Scout Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and
Girl Scouts of the USA’s Cookie Pro
Are you a barrier breakin,’ challenge crushin,’ lead takin’ cookie entrepreneur?
This cookie season, let’s show ‘em how the largest girl-led
entrepreneurial program in the world prepares girls to lead, learn,
succeed, and shine—not only for today but also for the future—by
entering our national Girl Scouts of the USA’s Cookie Pro 2018
Contest from January 2 through April 30, 2018.
Six girls nationwide, one per Girl Scout grade level, will be named
Girl Scouts of the USA’s Top Cookie Pro 2018 and get the epic chance to:
• Be featured on the Girl Scout Cookie box!
Travel to New York City for an all-expenses-paid Cookie Entrepreneur Experience!
Every girl who enters Girl Scouts of the USA’s Cookie Pro
2018 Contest will unlock this awesome, limited-edition Cookie
Pro 2018 patch. You must be an eligible Girl Scout Cookie seller from
a participating council to take part.
Join the nationwide celebration by participating in GSUSA’s Cookie
Pro 2018 Contest!
Girl Scout Cookie Badges and Activity Pin
girl who participates in the Girl Scout Cookie Program can
earn badges representing
proficiency in the 5 Skills—ranging from financial management to
philanthropy, from business planning to customer insights and more.
Learn more about the badges a girl can earn by selling cookies.
All girls who participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program are
eligible to earn the annual Cookie
Activity pin. The pin recognizes the 5 Skills learned and
practiced during the sale, and a different colored pin can be earned
each year. How fun! Find out more about the Cookie Activity pin for
Girl Scout Daisies to Ambassadors (PDF) - English | Español
Adults act as coaches who help girls develop leadership skills by
using these three processes:
Girl-led: Girls play an active part in figuring out the what,
where, when, how, and why of their activities. They lead the planning
and decision making as much as possible.
Learning by doing: Girls engage in continuous cycles of action
and reflection that result in deeper understanding of concepts and
mastery of practical skills.
Cooperative learning: Girls work together toward common goals
in an atmosphere of respect and collaboration that encourages the
sharing of skills, knowledge, and learning.
Safety Is Our Top Priority
Before participating in any money-earning Girl Scout activity, it is
super important that girls and adults review the following
materials—and remember to print and sign the Internet Safety Pledge.
Product Sale Activity Checkpoints (PDF) - English | Español
Girl Scout Online Safety Pledge (PDF) - English | Español
Online Activity Checkpoints (PDF) - English | Español
Practical Tips for Parents (PDF) - English | Español
About Digital Cookie
Digital Cookie is a groundbreaking addition to the Girl Scout Cookie
Program that creates a fun, safe, interactive space for girls to sell
cookies and develop the five skills of the traditional Girl Scout
Cookie Program - goal setting, decision making, money management,
people skills and business ethics – while also learning about
emarketing, online commerce, website maintenance, digital order taking
and shipping. These are vital activities for modern business and
Digital Cookie complements and strengthens both traditional
door-to-door sales and booth sales by adding and teaching a new layer
of skills. With Digital Cookie, Girl Scouts can invite customers via
email to buy Girl Scout Cookies through their online cookie business.
Girls can also take in-person orders using a unique mobile app newly
enhanced to allow for credit card processing and direct shipping.
Find out more about the Digital Cookie program, including shipping
and handling information, in our Digital
Cookie Q&A document.
Digital Cookie Safety
Ensuring the health and safety of our girls is a top priority in
Girl Scouting. Girls and adults must be safety conscious, and adults
must be trained to ensure proper supervision, prevention of accidents
and incidents and maintenance of program resources. Learn more about
the safety in Digital Cookie through the following pledge and terms
Cookie Girl Pledge
Cookie Volunteer Terms and Conditions
Safety requirements and regulations for Digital Cookie are in line
with the classic cookie program. For example, a parent, guardian,
caregiver or buddy (depending on the age of the Girl Scout) must be
with the girl when she’s delivering cookies. Girls sending out product
emails or announcements online should sign with their first names only
and their council name. Personal emails or street addresses of
girls should never be given.
Girls not participating in Digital Cookie may call and send email
messages to alert friends and family to product sales and may accept
customer commitments via email or telephone. Girls who are 13 years of
age or older may use social networking sites to market product, but
must follow council and GSUSA guidelines.
Take a look at these great resources designed specifically for
adults working with girls and their parents:
• Girl Scout Cookie Program: 5 Skills for Girls Toolkit
(facing pages) (PDF) — English |Español
• Girl Scout Cookie Program: 5 Skills for Girls Toolkit (single-page
format) (PDF) —English | Español
• Financial Empowerment, the K–12 Program (facing pages) (PDF) — English | Español
• Financial Empowerment, the K–12 Program (single-page format) (PDF)
— English |Español
Handouts from "5 Skills for Girls" Toolkit
• The 5 Skills—Shaping Your Girl's Future (PDF) — English | Español
• The 5 Skills in Action (PDF) — English | Español
• The 5 Skills and Leadership Outcomes (PDF) — English | Español
• Coaching Your Budding Businesswoman (PDF) — English | Español
• Creating Cookie Success (PDF) — English | Español
• Girl Scout Cookie Activity Pin (PDF) — English | Español
Tips for Product Sales (PDF)
• Girl Scout Cookie Program: What Grown-Ups Need to Know - English
Elf and Friends: Manage Money Posters
• Daisies and
Brownies: My Cookie Business and the 5 Skills (PDF) — English | Español
Scout Cookie Program Pins and Badges Chart (PDF)
• Bookmarks for the 5 Skills (PDF) — English | Español
Cookie Program Certificates
in Business Planning (PDF)
in Customer Service (PDF)
in Teamwork (PDF)
in Marketing (PDF)
• Philanthropy Award (PDF)
Save ink! Save paper!
Some of these files are illustrated in color, so if you want
to save ink, set your printer for black and white or gray scale. To
save paper, print double-sided.