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Cookie Resources

Cookie Seller Resources

We want the Girl Scout Cookie Program to be as successful as possible for girls and volunteers! Check out the resources below for everything you need to know about the Cookie Sale.

Still have questions? Contact the Customer Care Team at 800.582.7272 or customercare@gs-top.org!

Resources for Girls & Caregivers

Let's rock this cookie season!

It’s going to be AWESOME. Are you ready? Great. Let’s do it.

Learn super useful life skills, gain a ton of confidence, and discover the leader inside to get amazing things done. And there’s more. Selling cookies also means big fun, great friends, and a chance to change the world—sweet!

Check out these great tools to help you reach your cookie sales goals, and rock this season harder than ever before.


Getting Started

First things first: You'll need to get permission from your parent/guardian to get in on all of the fun!  Have them fill out the permission form below and return it to your Troop Cookie Chair, who is your contact for questions and assistance!

Parent/Guardian Permission and Financial Responsibility Agreement 
Abilene/Fort Worth/Lubbock |  Amarillo & Wichita Falls

New online Parent/Guardian Permission and Financial Responsibility Agreement coming soon!

Door-to-Door Permit - City permit for girls to sell door to door, in case you have to show it to a customer.


Cookie Jar

The Cookie Jar is your go-to resource for all things Cookies, including important dates, info on recognitions and Cookie Bucks, safety rules, and more.

Cookie Jar


Cookie FAQs

Answers to the most commonly asked questions about Girl Scout Cookies and the Girl Scout Cookie Program can be found in the FAQ below.

Girl Scout Cookie Program FAQ


Family Cookie Program Training

Learn what the Cookie Program can do for your daughter along with all the NEW and exciting things we have available this year!  Watch this short video to learn what you can expect throughout the Program and some tips and tricks to make this cookie sale your best ever! 

Video training coming soon.


Badges & Pins

Explore her interests and learn new skills through earning her Cookie Business and Financial Literacy badges.

My Badge Explorer Guide

By providing a foundation to learn important business skills, Girl Scouts is the perfect place to support young girls in exploring entrepreneurship as they progress through Girl Scouts.

Families help girls learn while they earn!
The year-by-year Cookie Entrepreneur Family pin collection is the latest addition to the Girl Scout Cookie Program—and was inspired by and designed for families just like yours!

It’s never been easier to support your girl as she develops business skills, makes amazing memories, and earns a different pin for her uniform every cookie season. The simple, age-specific guidelines have been tailored for her developing skill set, making success a snap.

Celebrate your family’s teamwork and get the pin. Find your girl’s level below to get started!

Cookie Entrepreneur Program Kit
Hey Girl Scouts want to earn your Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pin? Parents do you want a fast and easy activity to do with your Girl Scout? Well we have just the thing for you! Introducing our new Cookie Entrepreneur Program Kit. Each Kit comes with instruction by age level as well as supplies needed for the level specific activities that help your Girl Scout earn her pin. Also, there will be a 10% off coupon for Girl Scouts to use at the local shop during the months of January 15-March 7, 2021.

Dates to order: January 15-March 7, 2021
Order link: TBA
Cost: $15 (or purchase the January council subscription box that includes this kit and more)

When you’re a cookie entrepreneur family, she’ll want the world to know. Celebrate your family’s teamwork! Order your program kit today!


Media Corps

Are you a Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador and willing to represent Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains when opportunities arise for broadcast, online, and print media? Apply today to be part of Media Corps 2021.

Media Corps is a NEW three-year long program that will meet virtually once a month. It will be led by subject matter experts in different fields and build on what is taught year over year. You'll get trained in all things media and the Girl Scout Cookie Program so you feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera/microphone/public. Girls will learn how to identify advertising methods, advocate for equitable changes to advertising, speak confidently and effectively in public, create a narrative, build a brand, and use media based technology and applications. Girls will also have the opportunity to use the knowledge, skills, and abilities they gain during the program to develop end of year projects to showcase their progress in learning these skills.

If you were previously a part of Media Corps in 2020, no need to apply!  You will automatically be sent a link for registration for our new program! 

Our kickoff event for cookies will be December 6, 2020 at 2 PM. We will take January off and then have our next virtual event in February. Prior to that meeting you will need to have purchased your journey book. 

Application link: https://gstop.formstack.com/forms/mediacorps

To purchase the journey: https://www.girlscoutshop.com/CADETTE-MEdia-JOURNEY-BOOK


National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend 2021 will take place February 19-21.

On this weekend, Girl Scouts across the nation will band together to speak as a single, powerful voice to raise awareness of the Girl Scout Cookie Program and to drive cookie sales. 

GS-TOP will also be participating in the National Cookie Link that will launch during the National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend. Check back closer to our sale for more details.


Cookie Program Promotional Kit

Ready to promote the Girl Scout Cookie Program to your friends and family? Check out our Cookie Program Promotional Kit for 2021.

Cookie Program Promotional Kit

 


COVID-19

Girl safety is our number one priority, and we will be working diligently to ensure all girls are able to participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program in this new environment. We ask for your flexibility and understanding during this time.

Remember to wash your hands, wear masks, and social distance.

Purchase one of these adorable Girl Scout masks online or at one of our council shops.

  • Caticorn_Cookie Reversible Mask
  • Girl Scout Strong
  • Reversible Caticorn mask $16
  • Adult Girl Scout Strong mask  $12

Share Your Story

You are doing incredible things to better yourself and your community through the Girl Scout Cookie Program—and we want to know about it!

How has the Girl Scout Cookie Program changed your life or helped you change the world? What have you learned and practiced from the 5 Skills?

Tell us in your own words, photos, or video. Then have your parent or troop leader submit it at the link below or email us for a chance to see your story featured on GS-TOP social media pages or other publications. You’ll also get a special patch.

SHARE YOUR STORY

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.  

Resources for Troop Cookie Chairs

Register as a Troop Cookie Chair

Are you managing the Girl Scout Cookie Program for your troop or service unit this year? Follow the steps below to get registered and start receiving program updates:

  • Click "MY GS" in the navigation above 
  • Go to “My GS Community”
  • Click “Member Profile” 
  • Add your “Role” as a “Troop Cookie Chair” 

Troop Cookie Chair Agreement Form

Troop Cookie Chairs are required to complete the Troop Cookie Chair Responsibility Agreement Form to work with the Troop Leadership team to promote, coordinate, and direct the troop cookie program as well as manage the troop’s participation in the cookie program. Print and complete the form below and email or deliver it to your local product program staff member.

Troop Cookie Chair Position Description/Responsibility Agreement

Council will be holding virtual troop training only. Please contact your Product Program Coordinator for dates.


Keep In Touch

We are once again using the TEAM APP to provide Troop Cookie Chairs and Service Unit Cookie Chairs with "must-know" information throughout the Cookie Program. We can also post PDF forms and videos in this app to help make your job easier!  We know you are busy, and you might have taken Cookie Training a month or two before the sale starts. We want to provide you with tools to help you have a successful, less frustrating Cookie Program.

Download the TEAM APP, search for the GS-TOP Product Program group, and join the group to access training materials and receive the latest program updates.

If you have any issues with TEAM APP, contact Emily Marquez.


Being Safety Wise

Girl safety is the top priority while selling Girl Scout Cookies and other products. Volunteers, families, and girls should be familiar with and practice the safety guidelines outlined in the local program resources below as well as those available in the safety section of girlscoutcookies.org.

Volunteer Essentials
Cookies Safety Activity Checkpoints
Safety Tips
COVID Delivery Procedures


Managing Troop Finances

Financial Forms

Cookie Jar

The Cookie Jar is your go-to resource for all things Cookies, including important dates, info on recognitions and Cookie Bucks, safety rules, and more.

Cookie Jar


Cookie FAQs

Answers to the most commonly asked questions about Girl Scout Cookies and the Girl Scout Cookie Program can be found in the FAQ below.

Girl Scout Cookie Program FAQ


Troop Time Tables

Abilene | Amarillo | Fort Worth | Lubbock | Wichita Falls


Cookie Program Promotional Kit

Ready to promote the Girl Scout Cookie Program to your friends and family? Check out our Cookie Program Promotional Kit for 2021.

Cookie Program Promotional Kit

 


National Resources

GSUSA has a convenient one-stop source for the latest safety guidelines, marketing tools, resources for activities and badges, and other tips for parents and volunteers.

GSUSA Troop Leader Resources

Clover Go—Credit Card Payments Via Smartphone

Please contact Tori Mulvaney to receive a link for training and to start the onboarding process. Troops need to do this prior to December 1, 2020.  

Clover Go Resources

These resource modules are for reference purposes only and are not considered part of the onboarding process.

Clover 1
Clover 2
Cookie Recognitions

Cookie Recognitions 2021

You work hard to sell cookies. Besides learning the 5 life skills and raising funds to plan all sort of new adventures, you can earn awesome recognitions, too! T-shirts, electronics, stuffed animals, summer camp experiences, patches, and much more await you. The more you sell, the more you earn! 

Cookie Recognitions
Cookie Recognitions En Español


Cookie Bucks

Cookie Bucks are earned based on the number of packages sold and can be used to pay for resident and day/twilight camp, council-sponsored activities, or for merchandise in council shops. At some levels girls can opt for Cookie Bucks instead of a traditional recognition. 

See the  Cookie Jar and the Cookie Bucks Extention FAQ for more information on Cookie Bucks.


Diva Club

The Diva Club is for Girl Scouts who sell 1550 or more packages of cookies in a cookie season. These cookie bosses earn a special Diva patch and have an opportunity to go on a special trip that is both exciting and fun—while also supporting girl programming.

NEW for 2021—Based on your comfort level, you can CHOOSE between a virtual or in-person DIVA event.

VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES

Girl Scouts and the Business of Broadway

90-minute webinar-style workshop for ages 12 and up

Learn about the business of show business and peek behind the curtain to track the journey of a DisneyTM on Broadway production from creative idea to opening night.

What to expect:

  • Examine the different jobs that help bring a Broadway show to life.
  • Hear from amazing women in various roles at DisneyTM Theatrical Productions. 
  • Receive one DisneyTM on Broadway merchandise item and a DisneyTM Girl Scout patch.
Girl Scouts and the Art of Storytelling

60-90 minute webinar-style workshop for ages 5-11

Learn what it takes to bring a story from the silver screen to Broadway and how shows are transformed from film to stage.

What to expect: 

  • Explore storytelling from Disney’sTM Hit Broadway Musicals 
  • Understand how artists adapt a story from one medium to another 
  • Hear from women in various roles that bring DisneyTM musicals to life! 
  • Receive one DisneyTM on Broadway merchandise item and a DisneyTM Girl Scout patch.

IN-PERSON EXPERIENCE

Overnight Camping at Six Flags Arlington April 17, 2021—Council wide DIVA Event for all ages

Experience camping overnight under the stars at Six Flags! This is the first-ever overnight camping event offered at Six Flags AND the first-ever council wide DIVA event! Enjoy listening to a special guest speaker, STEM activities, glow in the dark scavenger hunts, and much more! And don't forget the rides! Come and spend the night meeting DIVAs from all over our council and leave inspired to "Be Amazing!" 

Cookie University

Cookie University

This year due to COVID, Cookie University will look a little differently. We are providing you with the full program to run your own Cookie University at your next Troop meeting.

Below are PDFs with all of the directions, stations, and handouts you will need to put on a fun troop Cookie University. You can also contact your local retail team to place an order for 2021 Cookie University patches. 

Cookie Contests
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Bling Your Booth Challenge

Is your Girl Scout Troop comprised of some of the most creative cookie bosses around? Let your creative juices flow and enter our Bling Your Booth Challenge for a chance to win big!

With Bling Your Booth, troops will not only attract new customers and increase cookie sales, but the troop with the most votes will win an ice cream sundae party! Sounds fun, right?! 

Participation is easy:

  • Pick a theme, like camp, girl power, or glitz and glam — it’s up to you!
  • Use cool color combinations.
  • Create fun posters with your cookie goals, lots of awesome pictures, and maybe add balloons!
  • Dress up, and use colored lights to invite customers to a cookie party.
  • Add anything that makes your booth stand out from the crowd.
  • Most importantly: Have fun!

Submit photos of your troop in action at your booth, and then rally your friends and family to vote for your booth; the troop with the most votes wins!

The five troops (one from each area) with the most votes will each win an ice cream sundae party!

Photo Submissions: January 15- February 14
Voting Period: February 15 to 17
Winner Announced: February 19

Review the full contest rules and submit your photo/s here.

Cookie Booths

Cookie Booth Basics

Get your booth sales started off on the right foot with these helpful tools: 

Booth Etiquette Pledge
Booth Sale Guidelines
Booth Inventory Tracker Template
Cookie Booth Readiness
Cookie Booth Essentials


Virtual Booths

Virtual booths are a fun and safe way for you and your Girl Scout to sell cookies during the pandemic. See below for great resources on how to create your own virtual booth.

Cookie Social Toolkit
Virtual Booth Guide


Bling Your Booth

When it comes to Girl Scout cookie booths, we all know that plain is BORING! A decorated booth grabs the eye of potential customers hurrying by, and is a great way to get your whole troop invested in working cookie booths!

Check out  3 Fun and Easy Ways to Bling Your Booth from our GSNorCal sisters.

Take part in the Bling Your Booth Challenge and other contests this cookie season.


Smart Cookies
Did you know?

Girl Scouts who use Smart Cookies and other online resources sell more Girl Scout Cookies than those who only use traditional methods, like booths and door-to-door sales! 

  • Smart Cookies Registering a Girl

  • Smart Cookies Online Sales Management

Smart Cookies for Troop Leaders

Smart Cookies Handbook
Smart Cookies Video Training
How to Use Booth Divider
How to do Troop to Girl or Girl to Troop Transfers
Smart Cookies Direct Ship FAQs

Smart Cookies for Service Units

How to Add Troop Users

Smart Cookies Direct Ship

Smart Cookies Direct Ship is an online ordering system that allows girls to take cookie orders from customers and have them shipped directly to the address specified by the customer. It can be accessed via the Smart Cookies Mobile app or through abcsmartcookies.com.

Cookies for Heroes

Cookies for Heroes

Cookie’s For Heroes is a council service project that brings a sweet gesture to the frontline heroes in our community.

Girls can collect donations during booth sales or take donation orders on their order cards. Having a donation jar for spare change and creating fun posters talking about Project Troop to Troop are easy ways to get the word out.

Participating is a great way for girls to still collect proceeds on every package sold and be a part of a council-wide service project!

Here are some materials to help you promote cookie donations.

Donate Cookies Web Page
Cookies for Heroes Promotional Flier
Donation Receipt (3UP)

Handing out Girl Scout Cookies to fire fighters, police, health care workers, or soldiers arriving home at the airport? Take photos and email pr@gs-top.org! You can always post photos on the GS-TOP facebook page , too!

*NEW* Financial Literacy Virtual Programming

Cookie Caper

Oh No! The new cookie recipe has been stolen from ABC bakery! Help out detective Jane Bond by downloading the casefile and helping her follow the clues to catch this cookie thief! In this virtual self paced program, girls will have the opportunity to work on their detective badges by acting as a detective and helping to solve a mystery. Hear from experts in the field to learn about detective work and how to use critical thinking to solve puzzles and catch criminals!

Date: November 1, 2020  
Registration: Coming Soon


Secrets of Success

Have you ever wanted to start your own business? It can be really difficult, but with the help of industry professionals you could learn all the skills necessary to start and run your own business. You will learn how to come up with a business idea, how to put together a business plan, and all the secrets of success! You will have the opportunity to practice the skills you learn by presenting your business plans to our Jr. Shark team.

Date: December 4, 2020
Registration:  Coming Soon


Promote like a Pro

Knowing how to sell your product, your business and yourself is an essential piece of every good business leaders toolbox. In this program, learn how to promote your cookie business and increase revenue by reaching a broader audience. Lean how to captivate your customers and draw them in! Then show off the skills you learn by creating your own marketing campaign or advertisement.

Date: January 7, 2021
Registration: Coming Soon


Cookie Entrepreneur Program Kit

Hey Girl Scouts want to earn your Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pin? Parents do you want a fast and easy activity to do with your Girl Scout? Well we have just the thing for you! Introducing our new Cookie Entrepreneur Program Kit. Each Kit comes with instruction by age level as well as supplies needed for the level specific activities that help your Girl Scout earn her pin. Also, there will be a 10% off coupon for Girl Scouts to use at the local shop during the months of January 15-March 7, 2021.

When you’re a cookie entrepreneur family, she’ll want the world to know.  Celebrate your family’s teamwork! Order your program kit today!

Date to order: January 15-March 7, 2021
Registration: Coming Soon
Cost: $15 (or purchase the January council subscription box that includes this kit and more)


Virtual Financial Literacy Programs – VicTreeFi

VicTreeFi is a female-founded company, dedicated to promoting financial education. The company’s co-founder was a Girl Scout. VicTreeFi provides online courses for students that are self-paced and mobile-friendly. Courses are built around national standards for financial literacy. Girl Scouts may complete any of the financial literacy badges listed below. Login to begin coursework

Date: Available NOW!
Registration: https://www.victreefi.com/#/girlscouts/texas-oklahoma-plains

Gluten Free Order

2021 Gluten Free Caramel Chocolate Chip Troop Preorders

Troop leaders can order up to 6 cases.  NEW this year, Service Units can order up to 20 cases. Your local Product Program staff member will review and give final approval.

Cost is $6.00 per package

Preorder dates: September 18 – October 23, 2020

Preorders Now Closed

Order Dates:

  • Available NOW!
  • Troops last day to place orders is October 23
  • Troops will order through the GS-TOP website under the “Cookies” tab

Procedure for troops participating in the Gluten Free:

  • Troops must be registered and in good financial standing.
  • Troops will sell the Gluten Free Cookie for $6.00 per package.
  • Troops must place orders by Friday, October 23rd. 
  • Troops can order between 1 to 6 cases of the Gluten Free Caramel Chocolate Chip.
    • Returning troops that think they need more than 6 cases must contact their Area Product Program staff.  These requests will be handled on a troop by troop basis.
    • What we learned last year was that each troop is different on the quantity they sell, depending on location of booths, geographic areas and marketing techniques.
    • Service units that have a Cookie Cupboard, will be allowed to preorder up to 20 cases for their cupboard (pending council approval).
  • Cookies are non-returnable to the council.
  • If troops are having issues selling their cookies, they should contact their SUCC to see if other troops can sell them.
  • SUCC will help transfer cookies from troop to troop.
  • Troop proceed plan will apply to the Gluten Free cookies sold.
  •  Girls will receive credit for recognitions for the packages of Gluten Free cookies sold.

Payments:

  • In Smart Cookies there will be a column for the Gluten Free cookies to record girl transfers and payments.
  • No pre-payment is required. 
  • Troops pre-ordering Gluten Free will pick them up with their initial order in January.

Word of Caution:

  • Please make sure to review what your troop sold last year.
  • Determine the quantity ordered based on remaining cookies.
  • Maintain your email copy of your receipt once you place your troop’s Gluten Free preorder.
Local Staff Contacts
Area Staff Email Phone
Abilene  Emily Marquez emarquez@gs-top.org 325-480-1615 
Amarillo  Jennifer Auburg  jauburg@gs-top.org 806-553-3172 
Fort Worth  Angela Zuniga azuniga@gs-top.org 817-735-5320
Lubbock  Christi Baker  cbaker@gs-top.org 806-589-5944 
Wichita Falls 
Linda Gibbons  lgibbons@gs-top.org 940-228-4825 
Corporate  Tori Mulvaney  tmulvaney@gs-top.org 817-735-5327 or 
800-582-7272 ext. 1140