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For Cookie Sellers

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 STEM (science, technology, engineering, 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. 

But did you know that you're also part of something even bigger—something thousands of awesome girls nationwide who are just like you are part of too? That’s right. 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 

Need some help getting started? Check out all the amazing resources that 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 see your story featured in our Powered by Cookies gallery, on the Girl Scout BlogFacebookTwitterInstagram, and more—so cool! 

Got an awesome, press-worthy cookie story on your hands? As we gear up for another incredible cookie season marked by showing the world what a Girl Scout entrepreneur can do, send your incredible story directly to media@girlscouts.org.  


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.

Girl Scout Online Safety Pledge (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.

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:

Digital Cookie Girl Pledge

Digital 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.

Resources

Take a look at these great resources designed specifically for adults working with girls and their parents:

Booklets
• 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)

Videos
• 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)

Bookmarks
• Bookmarks for the 5 Skills (PDF) — English | Español

Cookie Program Certificates
Excellence in Business Planning (PDF)
Excellence in Customer Service (PDF)
Excellence in Teamwork (PDF)
Excellence 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.