For Cookie Sellers
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 project, or your first overnight trip with your troop, you know how many boxes you need to sell to make it happen.
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? Even cooler: 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!
Have a Great Girl Scout Cookie Story to Share?
Have a parent or troop leader submit it today for a chance to be featured throughout the year on girlscoutcookies.org, the Girl Scout Blog, our Facebook and Twitter pages, in media during our celebration of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts selling cookies, and more—so cool!
Cookie Troop 100
Ready to celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies?
Our biggest cookie milestone yet is here. That’s right! 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the first-known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts, and we’re so ready to celebrate!
One lucky troop from EVERY council around the country will win $100 each to put toward their awesome cookie Take Action or service project. And one VERY lucky troop will win $3,000 to super-power their project!
Join the nationwide celebration by participating in Girl Scouts of the USA’s Cookie Troop 100!
Coco Cookie Command
Join in and create your own virtual office for the world's largest girl-led business! Register by clicking the logo above and start sending e-mails today!
Girl Scout Cookie Badges and Activity Pin
Every 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 modern life!
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 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
• Safety Tips for Product Sales (PDF)
• Girl Scout Cookie Program: What Grown-Ups Need to Know - English
• Brownie Elf and Friends: Manage Money Posters
• Daisies and Brownies: My Cookie Business and the 5 Skills (PDF) — English | Español
• Girl Scout Cookie Program Pins and Badges Chart (PDF)
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