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Please note: these are the dates set by GSSNE for all service units. Your Product Program Coordinator may have separate dates for your service unit. Please be sure to follow all dates set by your PPC.
March & April
September 30, 2024
Safety is top-of-mind every year for our Girl Scouts and volunteers. As always, participation is not mandatory. This participation sheet is here to help parents/guardians, volunteers, Girl Scouts, and families understand how sales and cookie booths work for the cookie program. Due to ever-changing conditions and comfort levels differing person-to-person, we’ve made updates to the way booths will work this year. Girl Scouts are able to participate fully online, do a hybrid of in-person and online, or do a combination of all the options. If booths aren’t a good fit, just remember Girl Scouts can fully participate online and/or with contactless porch drop-offs.
You can find customizable business cards and door hangers under the "Fun Things" drop-down on this page, these will help Girl Scouts connect with their customers in a safe way.
Click the image above or here to view the PDF version of this chart!
Troop cookie managers will have access to both Digital Cookie and Smart Cookies platforms. There are useful features in both platforms.
In Digital Cookie (digitalcookie.girlscouts.com), you’ll be able to view online sales reports for your entire troop. It will list each order taken online for every member of your troop. It will tell you if the order was direct ship or for girl delivery, and what was included in the order. There are also reports in Digital Cookie for tracking progress toward cookie program pins/badges and what rewards each Girl Scout in your troop requested. You will also be able to use Digital Cookie to process all credit card payments for individual orders and at booth sales.
Smart Cookies (abcsmartcookies.com) will be your home for all administrative cookie tasks. This is where you’ll place your troop initial order, any planned orders, do cookie transfers, and order rewards for your troop. You will also be able to use this platform to sign up for council booth lottery locations, distribute cookies sold at booths, and to view upcoming booths scheduled for your troop. You will also use this platform to view many different reports including troop on-hand inventory and troop balance summary.
ePAYMENT SYSTEM IS HERE!
The GSSNE ePayment system is available for troops to submit cookie payments directly to GSSNE.
The process is user friendly and immediate! Simply click this ePayment link when you are ready to make a payment.
To get set up, please follow the instructions below!
1. Log in using your email and password (create an account if you don't have one). Please note: when setting up a new account, select "unknown" as the service unit and you will need to enter a 5-digit troop number. If your troop number is less than 5 digits, add zeros to the beginning of your troop number. For example, Troop 999 would become Troop 00999.
2. Enter/update your profile information.
3. Enter troop bank information for each troop you lead. Double-check that your information is correct.
4. Choose troop and enter payment amount and submit.
5. Receive an email payment confirmation. Immediately send a copy of this email receipt to your service unit PPC and print a copy.
6. All payment paperwork must still be submitted to council according to established GSSNE Product Program Policies.
Questions? Please contact Customer Care at firstname.lastname@example.org
Main Troop Proceeds
Troop proceeds are calculated based on your per girl average (PGA) of packages sold by all of the registered Girl Scouts within a troop.
|Per Registered Girl Scout Average*||Per Package Proceeds|
Reward Opt-Out Older Girl Scout Proceeds
Cadette or older troops can choose to opt-out of traditional rewards in exchange for additional proceeds. This is a decision that must be made by the entire troop. There is no longer a form to complete for opt-out. Girl Scouts who opt-out will be eligible to receive patches, but no other rewards including Camp Cookie Credit. Troops will also not be eligible for Troop Cookie Dough. Older Girl Scout troops who opt out of receiving recognitions will receive the following:
|Per Registered Girl Scout Average*||Proceeds per Package|
Troop Cookie Dough
If your troop has a PGA of 350+ you will be able to pick a troop cookie dough option. You will be awarded either a $25 gift card to the GSSNE shop, or a $25 credit to use toward a troop camping reservation at any GSSNE site to be used by 12/31/24. Only one will be awarded per troop eligible, and troops that opt-out of rewards are not eligible.
What are Summer Camp Cookie Credits?
Cookie credits begin at $10 for 50 packages and go up in $5 increments for every 25 packages sold. Credits may be pooled by sisters in the same family (if transferring, the Camp Cookie Credit Transfer form must be completed. Summer Camp Cookie Credits cannot be transferred outside of families and can only be applied to GSSNE Summer Camp. Camp Cookie Credits expire on September 30, 2024 and cannot be used for troop camping or family camp.
Camperships will also still be available to those who need them. GSSNE aims to ensure that any Girl Scout who wants to go to camp has that opportunity, regardless of their family’s ability to pay!
What is Cookie Dough?
Cookie Dough is a credit that is an option for Girl Scouts to select in lieu of recognitions at certain sales levels. These credits can be used in the GSSNE Council Shop or applied to 2024 GSSNE Summer Camp. Cookie Dough credit is nontransferable.
No Girl Scout, or adult acting on behalf of a Girl Scout, can collect money online for Girl Scout products or a money-earning activity online. The exception to this is GSUSA approved product programs.
If engaging in online marketing and sales efforts beyond friends and family, review and apply the Digital Marketing Tips for Cookie Entrepreneurs and Families. Continue to adhere to the Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge and Digital Cookie Pledge. You must also review and apply the Supplemental Safety Tips for Online Marketing. All Girl Scouts participating in online Girl Scout activities should read and sign the Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge.
The safety of our members is always our first priority. Please remember to be a sister to every Girl Scout during the cookie program, and at all times. Public sales outside of your service unit should first be cleared with the Product Program Coordinator in that service unit.
Everyone knows that when cookies are purchased from a Girl Scout, they are investing in so much more than a box of treats—they're investing in a Girl Scout's future.
Proudly, one hundred percent of the net proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie sales are invested back into originating councils to fund activities and experiences for their Girl Scouts, who are busy making their way in the world and positively impacting their communities. All these things are possible thanks to the structure and design of the Girl Scout Cookie Program as designed by Girl Scouts USA.
As a result, we wanted to take an opportunity to remind everyone of the Redistribution Policy set by GSUSA on Girl Scout cookies. The following redistribution language appears on every package of Girl Scout cookies:
“The GIRL SCOUTS® name and mark, and all associated trademarks and logotypes, including GIRL SCOUT COOKIES®, THIN MINTS®, TREFOILS®, GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SALE®, GIRL SCOUT COOKIE PROGRAM®, and the Trefoil Design, are owned by Girl Scouts of the USA. [Licensee name] is an official GSUSA licensee. Baked by authority of Girl Scouts of the USA. This product is distributed and marketed exclusively through Girl Scout members. Any resale or redistribution is unauthorized.”
These statements protect the right of Girl Scouts to be the only ones to sell our cookies. This means that no one—customers, stores, or parents – may purchase Girl Scout cookies and then resell them. Councils work closely with GSUSA, including our own, to ensure that redistribution does not occur. It is our responsibility as a council that if we should become aware of redistribution, we are required to contact the parties involved and inform them of Girl Scouts’ exclusive right to sell Girl Scout cookies and ask them to stop. If our request is not honored, GSUSA requests that the product sale liaison at GSUSA be contacted immediately.
We want all Girl Scouts to feel empowered through the opportunities offered to them through the Girl Scout Cookie Program. By taking liberties with redistribution, not only are policies broken, but Girl Scout experiences are lost.
Please feel free to contact GSSNE with any further questions!