Troop Cookie Resources
Want to make this cookie season the best one yet? Check out these fun activities and helpful materials.
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.
September 30, 2023
*Booth sales run throughout February and March. Troops and Girl Scouts are required to continue to make payments throughout the program.
GSSNE staff will be hosting three virtual trainings throughout the cookie season. Please register in advance for these trainings.
Cookie Rookie: Thursday, December 15, 6-7:30pm: View Recording (passcode: M.dD7LPh)
Booths and Finances: Thursday, January 12, 6-7:30pm: View Recording (passcode: ka5vr@0T)
One More Month: Thursday, March 2, 6-7:30pm: View Recording (Passcode: =Yv3tWwQ)
Council Office Hours for Cookie Volunteers
This season, GSSNE will be introducing virtual cookie office hours for volunteers! Drop in to ask any questions you have. We will hold office hours at the beginning and end of the sale. Pre-registration is not required, click below for login information.
January 2, 11am-1pm
January 2, 5pm-7pm
March 20, 11am-1pm
March 20, 5pm-7pm
Do you need additional training for the cookie program?
Check with your service unit Product Program Coordinator or Service Unit Manager to schedule a training. Your service unit Product Program Coordinator also has the cookie program materials for troops and Girl Scouts. If you are unable to make the above council trainings but still need more assistance, council staff is happy to sit down with you or schedule a call to answer any questions you may have.
If you need assistance finding out who is managing the cookie program for your service unit or you would like additional training with council, please contact Customer Care at CustomerCare@gssne.org. Please include your name, troop number, and service unit in the email.
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. We completely understand Girl Scouts or parent/caregivers not wanting to participate in-person this year, and we hope some of these selling options will work for your family.
Click the image above or here to view the PDF version of this chart!
We have curated a Smart Cookies Trainings YouTube playlist specifically for GSSNE Volunteers! Check it out, and also check out a few additional trainings below: ABC Bakers Smart Cookies Training Videos:
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 email@example.com
|Per Registered Girl Scout Average*||Per Package Proceeds|
Older Girl Scout Proceeds
Cadette/Senior/Ambassador Girl Scout troops may select to receive additional proceeds by opting out of the main (final) recognition program. Troops who opt out of recognitions still receive patches and Troop Leaders are still required to transfer cookies to Girl Scouts and submit a recognition order at the end of the sale. Older Girl Scout proceeds are based on the number of Girl Scouts who participate in the sale. Older Girl Scout troops who opt out of receiving recognitions will receive the following:
|Per Registered Girl Scout Average*||Award Amount Per Girl Scout Who Sold|
|400 or more||$40.00|
Every registered Girl Scout in the troop must complete the older Girl Scout permission form (online form or PDF) to be eligible for these additional proceeds. Troops who choose this option give up the ability to receive individual recognitions and to use cookie camp credits (including transferring cookie camp credits to siblings). Multilevel troops only qualify for the Older Girl Scout Proceeds if the entire troop are Cadettes or older. A separate proceeds payment will be issued to the troop at the completion of the sale.
*All Per Girl Scout Averages are based on registered members in the troop. Older Girl Scout Proceeds distributed are based on the number of Girl Scouts who participate in the sale.
Click here for the PDF version of the Girl Recognitions!
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, 2023 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 2023 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.
How do I take a Girl Delivered order?
When Girl Scouts send e-cards to friends and family through ABC Smart Cookies, they have the option of offering their customers a Girl Delivery. This is great for friends and family who are close by or you will be seeing soon to order cookies without paying shipping fees. Check out this video for more information about the Girl Scout experience in ABC Smart Cookies, including the Girl Delivered option: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RV4t7yfEGg&feature=youtu.be
First launched in 2019, Girl Scouts now have the ability to take credit cards straight through the ABC Smart Cookies website or app when they deliver their girl delivered orders. Here's how:
As of the 2020 cookie season, troops are no longer be responsible for covering the fees associated with using the girl delivered credit card option!
How to check the girl delivered orders for your Girl Scout, troop, or service unit:
Girl Scouts/caregivers can see on the dashboard that their Girl Scout has a girl delivered order under the "packages sold" section. To view details of the order, go to "my orders" and "manage my orders". It will list all the orders she has and there's an option that says "print report" which will detail the packages sold, customer info, etc.
Troop leaders and Product Program Coordinators can look up this information through a report. Go to “reports”, “orders”, then “mobile and ecard summary”. This will show you what was ordered through girl delivered and through direct ship. Troop leaders will need to account for the girl delivered orders when they place orders with their PPCs, just like you account for paper order cards.
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!
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