What does first come, first served mean in Smart Cookies?
After the booths have been randomly assigned by the Smart Cookies
lottery, any remaining booths will be available on a first come, first
served basis. (FCFS) During this time, the troop that is the first to
choose a booth will secure that booth.
FCFS opens: Feb 6th (one per troop), Feb 7th (unlimited per troop)
How many booths will be available in the first come, first served opportunity?
That is impossible to predict. It will depend on how many troops
choose the booth locations during the lottery. We add booth
opportunities throughout cookie season, so we encourage you to check
back after the initial booths go live.
Why are some Walmarts listed in Smart Cookies while other Walmarts
Starting in 2020, corporate Walmart and GSUSA required that cookie
booths at local Walmarts be scheduled through regional Girl Scout
councils rather than having troops reach out to their local Walmart. A
staff member from Girl Scouts of WNY contacted all Walmarts and Sam’s
Clubs. Some stores opted into the new way of scheduling, and some
stores did not. Each store manager has the discretion to determine
whether or not their store will use this new method of scheduling
cookie booths. Keep checking back for Walmart locations, as some take
longer than others to approve our booths at their store.
Can I contact businesses that are not listed in Smart Cookies and
ask to set up a cookie booth for my troop?
Yes. You may contact any appropriate business not listed in Smart
Cookies. Please note that some national retailers do not allow booths, including
Idea: Approach a nearby business that might allow a cookie booth so
you can potentially reach customers of that business as well as
customers at a nearby Target, Kohl’s or Wegmans.
How do I know if a local business would be an appropriate location
for a cookie booth?
Make sure that cookie booth locations are appropriate for Girl
Scouts by following this guideline: If a five-year-old Girl Scout
Daisy can be a paying customer at the business you are considering,
then it is fine to approach that business to ask if you can set up a
When do booth sales begin/end?
We have modified the start date for booth sales, as we have been
able to schedule troop initial delivery to end earlier than planned on
Saturday. Troops can begin booth sales on 3/5 at 11:00 am.
The booth sales period ends on 4/3.