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Cookie 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 program.

Questions about cookies? Please contact Customer Care at info@gsutah.org or (801) 265-8472

COVID-19 Guidelines

Introduction

The theme of the 2022 Girl Scout Cookie Season is “Climb with Courage” and this is more important than ever! We want all our girl entrepreneurs to have a safe and successful cookie season. In order to do that, we must all follow the rules and guidelines below.

Girls and volunteers are not required to participate in any activity. It is the sole discretion of each individual family and their comfort level with the planned activity. Anyone participating in any in-person activity must complete both the Symptom Check and Parent/Guardian Permission forms. 

Girl Scouts of Utah (GSU) can modify this guidance from time to time as circumstances change.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change as infection rates fluctuate across the state and country. There may be regional differences or developments since this guidance was published. Continue to follow local, state, and national directives. Discuss plans with families.

Restrictions vary greatly from state to state, county to county, and even from town to town—and frequently change. GSU requires following the most restrictive guidelines as the health and safety of our members is our top priority. For example, if your local guidelines do not require masks in public, GSU does require them at Girl Scout events. Therefore, masks must be worn at cookie booths.

Please continue to refer to GSU’s COVID-19 Guidelines for all in-person activities. This guidance is updated frequently as local and state guidelines are continuously changing. Find all GSU COVID-19 guidance here.

Booth Health & Safety Tips

Girl Scout Cookie Booths
Due to the COVID-19 environment, many of our cookie booth partners are choosing not to participate in cookie booths this year. Cookie booths will be allowed following all local, state, and GSU COVID-19 guidelines; if this changes, GSU will send out an update. Local guidelines could look different for each area within GSU. Cookie booths may be conducted in new and traditional ways. Strict adherence to safety is required when utilizing any Cookie Booths. 

Traditional Girl Scout Cookie Booth
Adhering to cookie booth procedures outlined in the 2022 TPM Manual, troops set up in front of participating locations to ask the general public for support of their troop. During a traditional cookie booth, simple variations of the process will be needed. Full hygiene guidance for COVID-19 can be found here.

  • Wear a mask 
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water 
  • Use hand sanitizer 
  • Stay 6 feet away from customers.   
  • Bring masking tape, cones, or line markers to show where customers should stand. 
  • If you have a rectangular table, consider using it lengthwise rather than horizontally 
  • Only place a single package of each variety on your table for display, or create a menu board 
  • Always keep all girls behind the table – maintain social distancing between girls and between girls and customers. 
  • To fill customer orders, pull cookies directly from the cases behind/under the display. 
  • Make sure to have plenty of bags available. Place all orders into bags to transfer to the customer. It is recommended to use paper bags and other recyclable options for packing the orders. 
  • Implement contactless methods for payment and cookies (see below) 
  • Record the sale according to your troop process and accept payment. If cash is offered, give change as needed and use hand sanitizer immediately after. 
  • If utilizing the credit card option through the Digital Cookie app, ask the customer to hold their card and scan using the Digital Cookie app. If customer entry is needed, use a stylus pen. Wipe the pen and device with a sanitizing wipe upon completion and use hand sanitizer. 

Contactless Ideas: 

  • Menu board instead of cookie boxes on the table 
  • Money envelopes to collect money and return change in a new envelope 
  • Bin or basket to transfer cookies to customers touch free 

To maintain social distancing, it is recommended that there be only 2 adults and 4 girls at each booth table.  

Troops may rotate girls throughout their booth shift to give more girls an opportunity to attend a booth.  

Face Coverings

Face coverings are required for all in-person participation in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, including but not limited to order taking, delivery, or direct sales.

Family & Girl Resources

Social Media Guidelines for Cookies

Girls can use social networking sites to gather sale commitments from family and friends. Please adhere to the following guidelines for girls/families/troops:

  • You can market to collect indications of interest from family and friends
  • You cannot post a girl’s Digital Cookie link on sites such as eBay, Craigslist, KSL Classifieds, Amazon, NextDoor, Facebook Marketplace, yard sale sites, etc.
  • All social media platforms should always be through accounts set to “private” or "closed"
  • Friends and family or a girl must not market or share a girl’s contact information, sales links, or sales information on public-facing online sites. This also includes social media groups that are labeled as “closed” but include members of the general public (city pages, special interest groups, yard sale sites, etc.). This ensures the safety of our girls and adherence to the cookie sale guidelines, as well as the numerous posting guidelines on websites and social media.
  • * Please note – it IS allowed to reply to someone’s post with a comment directing them to send you a private message for a link. You should not, however, be the original poster on public pages asking people to message you. You cannot use paid social media advertisements to promote a girl’s link or selling cookies in general.
  • Girls must sign the Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge before doing any online activities, and all online activities must be under the supervision of an adult
  • Do not expose a girl’s email address, physical address, or phone number to the public
  • Girl Scouts under 13 can use their parent or guardian’s online sites with their approval and supervision
  • Girls over the age of 13 may work in partnership with an adult to market products online, using the social media of the adult or the girl’s social media sites

Full 2022 Social Media Guidelines

 

Cookie Rewards

Check out the 2022 Cookie Rewards for girls!

Troop Reward

Troops with a per girl average of 350+ boxes in their initial order can earn a reward during the 2022 Cookie Program! Each girl that submitted an initial order, as well as the TPM, will receive a Climb with Courage t-shirt and 2022 patch. 

Troop Reward Info

Older Girl Opt Out Program

Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador troops may choose to opt out of receiving rewards and instead earn additional Activity Credits! Troops may only opt out if the entire troop consists of Cadettes and above. Troops must submit the Older Girl Opt-Out Form in order to opt out of rewards.

Older Girl Opt Out Program - updated 10/2021

Activity Credits

Girl Scouts of Utah Activity Credits encourage girls to participate in the cookie program. Activity Credits give parents/guardians the freedom to choose how to reward girls for their hard work. A girl and her parents/guardians, not the adult leaders, decide how her Activity Credits will be utilized. Check out the Activity Credit Program (updated 10/2021) for more details.

4,000+ Laptop & Programming Experience

Information coming soon!

5,500+ Disney on Broadway - NYC

Girls who sell 5,500+ packages of cookies will earn an amazing 3-night, 4-day trip to New York City. This trip includes airfare, hotel, meals, an exclusive workshop for the girls, and two broadway shows!

Cookie Entrepreneur Family Toolkit
Her Cookie Business = A Family Affair!

The year-by-year Cookie Entrepreneur Family pin collection 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.

Use these DaisyBrownieJuniorCadetteSenior, and Ambassador videos and activities as a guide.

Find your girl's level below to get started.

Cookie Family Meeting Guides

Making cookie family connections easier, smarter, and sweeter than ever! Introducing new meeting resources to engage girls and families in their Girl Scout Cookie Program experience. Find your girl's level below to get started. 

Cookie Program Family Meeting guides:

Online Cookie Badge Tip Sheets
In-Person Order Taking

Initial Order: Collecting In-Person Orders of Girl Scout Cookies
The Initial Order Period begins Saturday, January 15, and ends Sunday, January 30. Traditional door-to-door order taking is allowed. This includes visiting businesses and other locations to take orders. When taking orders in-person, all GSU and local COVID-19 guidance must be followed. This includes wearing a face covering, maintaining proper social distancing, and following proper hygiene practices.

Our goal is to limit person-to-person contact. When taking in-person orders, consider placing the Girl Scout Cookie Line Up on the back of a clipboard or in a protective sleeve. Rather than handing the customer the order card, girls can hold up the flyer and show the customer available cookie varieties from a safe distance. Cookie Sellers can also make copies of the cookie lineup and give each customer a copy to keep, along with contact information in case they want to order more cookies later.

Girls or their parents write orders on the card, double-checking sale details and contact information, especially the customer’s phone number. Share with the customer that you will call or text to arrange delivery. You may use the Digital Cookie app to collect payment at time of order to help with a contactless porch drop delivery. Be sure to note on your order card that payment has been collected through the Digital Order app. You may want to share an approximate delivery date, so they know when to expect your call or text.

Stay up to date on local COVID-19 guidance and have a back-up plan for delivery if restrictions are put into place that might affect the delivery of these cookies.

Girl order card - Printer file (don't forget about the Girl Scout FedEx printing discount!)

Delivery and Collection of Payment

Delivery and Collection of Payment
Prior to beginning any deliveries, separate orders by customer name into bags and mark each bag with the contents, customer name, and amount to be collected. Call or text the customer to arrange a time to deliver their cookies and discuss payment options.  

Upon arrival at the customers location, call or text to alert them that you are there. Place the order by the door and back up a safe distance. Then, collect payment—more details are available below. Note that the payment has been collected on your order card or in your Digital Cookie app.

If the customer has already paid for their order, you can deliver the cookies using a contactless porch drop. Call or text the customer when you have delivered their cookies. 

Consider scheduling trunk pick-ups at a central location and scheduling customer pick-up times to minimize the number of people there at once.

Thank the customer for their order. We suggest leaving your contact information to let them know how they can purchase additional Girl Scout Cookies until March 27, 2022. After each delivery, use hand sanitizer.

Contactless Payment
Cash apps are a great way for contactless payment. Cash apps such as Zelle and Square, etc. can be used for contactless payment from a customer to a troop bank account. Take payments over the phone whenever possible. Note: Venmo is not an accepted form of payment.

Credit Card Payment through Digital Cookie
Credit card payments can be accepted through the Digital Cookie app. Please check your training materials for detailed instructions.
Contactless Payment with Digital Cookie

Fees Associated with Credit Card Payments
GSU is covering all credit card fees incurred through the Digital Cookie app this year. Other cash apps, such as Zelle or Square, can be used to collect payment. However, if using cash apps other than Digital Cookie, the user will be responsible to cover any fees incurred.

Cash Payment
GSU highly recommends cashless payments. Digital Cookie or using a cash app are the best ways to collect payment. However, if the only form of payment a customer has is cash, you must collect the cash in a safe manner while maintaining social distancing. Girls can ask the customer to place the money in a secure location, maintain social distancing to retrieve the payment and leave the cookies.

Suggestions for collecting cash:

  • Consider using a small basket to place near the door so customers can place their money in it and social distancing can be maintained.
  • Consider using a fishing or bug net to collect the money from the customer, then provide change in the same manner.

Accepting Checks
Acceptance of checks is at the discretion of the Troop Leader. If the customer is paying with check during delivery, collect the check in a safe manner while maintaining social distancing.

In-Hand Sales of Girl Scout Cookies
Girls can take Girl Scout Cookies to sell directly to customers. When participating in this manner, girls and adults must adhere to all COVID-19 guidance, including the use of face coverings, social distancing, and proper hygiene standards. Whenever possible, utilize a contactless process.

Walkabouts

Complete a walkabout in your neighborhood! Be sure to abide by GSU's COVID-19 guidelines to ensure a safe selling experience for all.
Walkabout Sales Flyer

Yard Signs

Can a family place a yard sign at their home to promote a girl’s sale?

Yes, as long as the following guidelines are followed:

  • Choosing to place a yard sign at your home is a personal choice, and one that should be made by a girl and her family, keeping in mind all privacy and safety practices.
  • Yard signs may only be on the premise of a girl’s home. Signs cannot be placed in public areas, on someone else’s private property, around apartment complexes, or even at businesses owned by a girl’s family.
  • Many cities, towns, neighborhoods, and homeowners associations have clear rules about yard signs, so please ensure you are following all rules for where you live.
  • Signs may (but are not required to) include: a girl’s Digital Cookie website URL, QR code, or her adult’s phone number or email.
  • Signs may not include: a girl’s last name, age, photo, or asking people to come to the door to purchase cookies, as walk-up sales to a girl’s house are not allowed.

Please keep in mind that a girl and family’s decision to use a yard sign to advertise the girl’s sale is no different than placing flyers at neighbors’ homes with that same information.

Download a customizable yard sign and have it printed at your local print shop! Learn about the Girl Scout discount at FedEx Office & Print stores throughout Utah!

JPG Files
Customize using basic desktop design programs

18" x 12" Yard Sign with QR Code Box
18" x 12" Yard SIgn with No QR Code Box
18" x 24" Yard Sign with QR Code Box
18" x 24" Yard Sign with No QR Code Box

PDF FIles
Customize using advanced design programs, or send to printer for assistance

18" x 12" Yard Sign with QR Code Box
18" x 12" Yard SIgn with No QR Code Box
18" x 24" Yard Sign with QR Code Box
18" x 24" Yard Sign with No QR Code Box

 

EXAMPLES:

  • Example Yard Sign with QR Code_web

    Example with QR Code & Girl/Adult Information

  • Example Yard Sign with No QR Code_web

    Example with no QR code & girl/adult information

  • Example Yard Sign Handwritten_web

    Handwritten example with girl/adult information

Digital Marketing Tips & Safety
Cookie Rallies

What is a Cookie Rally? It’s an event to “rally” your girls so they can launch their Cookie Business into a bright future!

While the Girl Scout Cookie Program is a great way to earn funds and helps many girls do amazing things, we know that it can and should go beyond “just” a fundraiser. It should also be a skill-building learning opportunity for the girls, and at Girl Scouts, we focus on the 5 Skills of the Cookie Program. A Cookie Rally is a great opportunity to join with other Girl Scouts and learn about those 5 Skills while having a blast! It’s like a big party!

Check with your Service Unit Product Program Representative to find a rally near you!

Gift of Caring

Virtual Gift of Caring through Digital Cookie

Customers can purchase Gift of Caring packages through Digital Cookie.  These cookie packages will be ordered and delivered to the Utah Food Bank by Girl Scouts of Utah. TPMs do not need to purchase these cookie packages in their initial orders or from the cookie cupboards.

Troop Gift of Caring

Your troop can reach out to an organization in your community to collect orders for and deliver those donated cookies to through the Troop Gift of Caring program. The troop will decide who to partner with, collect the donations, and personally deliver the donated packages of cookies. It’s a great way to give back while teaching the troop valuable life lessons!

Gift of Caring patches can be purchased through the GSU retail shops!

Virtual Backgrounds
Online Options for Cookie Season

Online Options for the Girl Scout Cookie Program
The 2022 Girl Scout Cookie Program can be a 100% online program, which limits person-to-person contact. Our online cookie platform, Digital Cookie, will allow girls to participate in the program virtually. Girls and troops are highly encouraged to participate in this manner.

Email
Girls can send emails to immediate friends and family through Digital Cookie for purchase of cookies. With these emails, friends and family can choose from girl delivery or direct ship options to receive their cookies.

Social Media Individual Girl Link
Girls and their parents can obtain a social media link through Digital Cookie. This allows girls and their parents to share the opportunity to purchase cookies to their social network. *Girls and parents are required to adhere to GSU’s Social Media Guidelines in regards to selling cookies.

Digital Cookie Troop Link
This is a shareable link automatically created for each troop in Digital Cookie. Troops can share this link with customers so they can pay online to purchase cookies and choose to have them shipped or delivered, or you can arrange directly with the customer to pick up at your cookie booth.

National Cookie Finder!
Beginning February 18, customers can search their zip code on the National Girl Scout Cookie Finder to purchase cookies from troops via the Direct Ship Troop Link. (Troops will be selected at random via a digital algorithm from GSUSA to receive credit.) To ensure your troop is included in the link and opted in, please follow our How To Guide

Digital Cookie

4 Easy Steps to Digital Cookie
Contactless Payment with Digital Cookie
Discover Digital Cookie Troop Links

Please note: you must approve all Digital Cookie orders within 5 days, otherwise it will default to the customer's secondary delivery choice (either donate or cancel). 

A new girl should receive her Digital Cookie link between one hour and three days after receiving her membership information. 

If you are having any issues with Digital Cookie, please contact info@gsutah.org.

National Cookie Finder
Beginning February 18, customers can search their zip code on the National Girl Scout Cookie Finder to purchase cookies from troops via the Direct Ship Troop Link. (Troops will be selected at random via a digital algorithm from GSUSA to receive credit.) To ensure your troop is included in the link and opted in, please follow our How To Guide

Digital Cookie Quick Tips for Troops

Training Videos from GSUSA

Digital Media Guidelines to keep in mind during this cookie season. 

eBudde
Additional Family Resources

2022 Cookie Family Guide

Navigate through the 2022 Girl Scout Cookie Program with your girl with the help of the Cookie Family Guide!

2022 Cookie Family Guide - coming soon!
2022 Family Training Presentation

Cookie Rookie: For GIRLS!

We have a video from Little Brownie Bakers for girls who are Cookie Rookies! If girls are new to the cookie program, this fun 10-minute video is just what they need to understand the basics. They’ll learn:

  • How the program works
  • Cookie names
  • How to ask a customer to purchase cookies
  • Cookie booth essentials
  • Safety rules
  • How to set a goal

Watch the video now!
Cookie Rookie Run of Show
Cookie Rookie Goal Setter

Cookie House Party

What better way to celebrate the spirit of the Girl Scout Cookie Program than to host a cookie-selling house party? This is a super-fun strategy to help you take your cookie business to new heights! Plan a party and invite friends, families, and all of your favorite cookie customers to hear your cookie goals and favorite recipes and encourage them to purchase cookies by the case! Share your proceeds plans with your guests and discuss the great things you’ve learned through the cookie program.

Check out the Cookie House Party Guide and all the great party planning ideas from Little Brownie Bakers!

How to Be a Super Seller!

Check out littlebrownebakes.com/girls for some fun ideas on how to take your cookie business to the next level! Play fun interactive games, learn how to sell more, and check out cool crafts to help you during the cookie program. 

Cookie Booth Resources, Guides, & Tips

Booths: Availability, Signing Up, & Ordering Cookies

Booth Availability & Signing Up for Booths
To see what booths are available and sign up for booth slots, log in to your eBudde account.

Below is a list of locations that are NOT approved for booths for the 2022 season. We appreciate their previous partnership, respect their current decision, and hope to work with them again. Please do not contact these businesses for booths, as they have opted not to participate this year, and approaching individual locations could jeopardize our relationships in the future. We will update this list as we hear back from other locations. 

  • Associated Food Stores
    • This includes Ace Hardware, Dan's, Dick's, Fresh Market, Lin's and Maceys

Ordering Cookies
Given the delivery issues experienced globally, we understand troops and service units might be concerned about receiving their initial orders on time. Little Brownie Bakers and Girl Scouts of Utah do not expect any major shipping delays for initial orders. However, we do suggest ordering booth cookies in your initial order, as we can not anticipate or promise if any orders beyond that will be delayed.  GSU will not buy back unsold cookies from the 2022 Cookie program. All council cookie sales end March 27.

Booth Health & Safety Tips

Girl Scout Cookie Booths
Due to the COVID-19 environment, many of our cookie booth partners are choosing not to participate in cookie booths this year. Cookie booths will be allowed following all local, state, and GSU COVID-19 guidelines; if this changes, GSU will send out an update. Local guidelines could look different for each area within GSU. Cookie booths may be conducted in new and traditional ways. Strict adherence to safety is required when utilizing any Cookie Booths. 

Traditional Girl Scout Cookie Booth
Adhering to cookie booth procedures outlined in the 2022 TPM Manual, troops set up in front of participating locations to ask the general public for support of their troop. During a traditional cookie booth, simple variations of the process will be needed. Full hygiene guidance for COVID-19 can be found here.

  • Wear a mask 
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water 
  • Use hand sanitizer 
  • Stay 6 feet away from customers.   
  • Bring masking tape, cones, or line markers to show where customers should stand. 
  • If you have a rectangular table, consider using it lengthwise rather than horizontally 
  • Only place a single package of each variety on your table for display, or create a menu board 
  • Always keep all girls behind the table – maintain social distancing between girls and between girls and customers. 
  • To fill customer orders, pull cookies directly from the cases behind/under the display. 
  • Make sure to have plenty of bags available. Place all orders into bags to transfer to the customer. It is recommended to use paper bags and other recyclable options for packing the orders. 
  • Implement contactless methods for payment and cookies (see below) 
  • Record the sale according to your troop process and accept payment. If cash is offered, give change as needed and use hand sanitizer immediately after. 
  • If utilizing the credit card option through the Digital Cookie app, ask the customer to hold their card and scan using the Digital Cookie app. If customer entry is needed, use a stylus pen. Wipe the pen and device with a sanitizing wipe upon completion and use hand sanitizer. 

Contactless Ideas: 

  • Menu board instead of cookie boxes on the table 
  • Money envelopes to collect money and return change in a new envelope 
  • Bin or basket to transfer cookies to customers touch free 

To maintain social distancing, it is recommended that there be only 2 adults and 4 girls at each booth table.  

Troops may rotate girls throughout their booth shift to give more girls an opportunity to attend a booth.  

Contactless Payment

Contactless Payment
Cash apps are a great way for contactless payment. Cash apps such as Zelle and Square, etc. can be used for contactless payment from a customer to a troop bank account. Take payments over the phone whenever possible. Note: Venmo is not an accepted form of payment.

Credit Card Payment through Digital Cookie
Credit card payments can be accepted through the Digital Cookie app. Please check your training materials for detailed instructions.
Contactless Payment with Digital Cookie

Bling Your Booth

Bling Your Booth
If you want to attract lots and lots of customers, it’s time to bling out your cookie booth! 
2022 Bling Your Booth flyer coming soon!

Cookie Cupboards & Cookies on the Go

Cookie Cupboards
After initial order delivery day, additional cookies are stored and can be picked up from cupboards. NEW for 2021 and due to social distancing requirements, please place your pending cupboard order and pickup time prior to arriving at the cupboard.
2022 Cookie Cupboard Hours coming soon - SLC, American Fork, and Ogden Offices
2022 Southern Utah Cookie Cupboard Hours coming soon - Through March 27

Cookies on the Go
We are excited to announce that we will be offering a weekly cookie delivery to the Tooele, Park City, Heber, and Logan areas! 2022 information coming soon.

Cookie Booth Checklist & Resources
Cookie Booth Resources:

Looking for a way to keep your cookie booth inventory organized and accurate? Download the handy Cookie Booth Inventory Tracker template form to help your troop keep track of sales and inventory during your cookie booths!

If I have multiple troops and one girl wants to sell with the other troop, is this possible? Is this possible, and how would I facilitate this?
Yes. This is only possible for troops that are with the same Troop Product Manager. This can be facilitated with a troop to troop transfer. Please keep in mind that when cookies are transferred from one troop to another, the financial responsibility is now on the new troop. The troop product manager must the transfer the corresponding money to the other account in order to cover their cookie bill.
* This does not apply to Juliettes, as Juliettes do not participate with troops. 

“My Sales” Troop Cookie Booths

Troops are encouraged to contact businesses outside of the council secured booth locations to conduct a troop booth at. TPMs need to download the “My Sales” Troop Cookie Booth Form and have the location sign it. Once it is signed the TPM will enter the information into eBudde for approval from GSU. 

“My Sales” Troop Cookie Booth Form

Goal Getter Card

Goal Getter Phase

This is the second part of the cookie program, between when girls turn in their initial orders and when they receive the cookies. Girls may continue to go door-to-door and collect orders using the Goal Getter Order Card as well as through Digital Cookie. 

Goal Getter Order Card

Gift of Caring

Virtual Gift of Caring through Digital Cookie

Customers can purchase Gift of Caring packages through Digital Cookie.  These cookie packages will be ordered and delivered to the Utah Food Bank by Girl Scouts of Utah. TPMs do not need to purchase these cookie packages in their initial orders or from the cookie cupboards.

Troop Gift of Caring

Your troop can reach out to an organization in your community to collect orders for and deliver those donated cookies to through the Troop Gift of Caring program. The troop will decide who to partner with, collect the donations, and personally deliver the donated packages of cookies. It’s a great way to give back while teaching the troop valuable life lessons!

Gift of Caring patches can be purchased through the GSU retail shops!

Printable Resources
Use these resources to help set your cookie booth up for safety and success!

Printing Discount
You can get the Girl Scouts discount at any FedEx Office & Print location in Utah! FedEx associates have asked that you visit their website before calling or visiting so you know what you would like to order. Make sure to tell them you are with Girl Scouts of Utah when you call or visit to place your order. If asked for the account number, please use 0927920255. If you have any issues, please email marketing@gsutah.org. 
* This discount may only be used for Girl Scout-related printed materials, not for personal use.
 
Virtual Cookie Booths
Drive-Thru Cookie Booths

“Drive-Thru” Girl Scout Cookie Booths
Just like finding a troop secured location, you may find a location ideal for a drive-thru booth. This could be a business lot, an open lot, or large location where you could set up a driving path. Make sure it’s easily accessible by car and it can be seen from the road. Just like a regular booth, you will need to get permission from the owner to be there, enter it into eBudde, and have the booth approved. Drive-Thru Cookie Booths allow for limited contact. Please consider the following: 

  • When setting up the location, ensure that girls will be able to stay out of the driving area during all times of the booth. 
  • When delivering the cookies or collecting payment at each car, girls and adults must adhere to all COVID-19 guidance including the use of face coverings, social distancing, and proper hygiene standards. Whenever possible, utilize a touchless process. See payment collection options above. 
  • Immediately following all transactions, use hand sanitizer. 

Safety is our number one priority. During Drive-Thru Booths, safety measures must be increased. Please abide by the following rules. Failure to follow the rules below could result in an unsafe environment for girls.  

  • Drive-thru booths may need to have additional adults depending on booth setup  
  • No more than 4 girls are allowed to be at a drive-thru booth.  
  • Girls must stay behind the table, safely out of drive-thru traffic flow.  
  • Should a girl need to leave their table for any reason, two girls and one adult must accompany girls
  • Daisies and Brownies must have 2 adults plus additional adults to approach vehicles. 
  • Junior to Ambassador may conduct a drive-thru booth with 2 adults or more.  
  • Drive-thru booths cannot be held after dusk.  
  • Girls cannot approach a vehicle alone at any time regardless of age and drive-thru setup  
  • Drive-thru sites must have adequate space for table setup and traffic flow.  
  • Drive-thru sites must not interfere with public traffic flow  
  • Drive-thru sites must not interfere with neighboring business parking  

Locations to consider for a Drive-Thru Cookie Booth: 

  • Mattress stores  
  • Paint stores  
  • Church parking lots  
  • Vacant store lots  
  • Outlying mall parking spaces  

Drive-Thru Cookie Booth Resources - 2022 resources coming soon!

Where Girl Scout Cookie Money Goes

Where does the $5/package go?
When you buy a package of Girl Scout Cookies, most of the money stays with the Girl Scout you purchased cookies from, her troop, and right here in our local community. Proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie Program fund new adventures and the life-changing opportunities girls get at Girl Scouts—from educational trips and activities to community projects to spending the summer at camp.

Why Girl Scouts
Recruitment Resources
Troop Leader Digital Toolkit

For Troop Leaders
Earning cookie pins and badges can help girls focus on developing essential skills as they participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program®. Check out some great resources for activities and badges that can help bring more meaning to her cookie business.
Troop Leader Digital Toolkit

Emergency Numbers

We understand our volunteers and parents may run into situations this Cookie Season that require immediate response from the council. If you are out in the public at a cookie booth, walkabout, or hosting a virtual cookie booth and have urgent questions outside of GSU’s business hours , please use the contact information below for each of the instances described:

Urgent cookie-related questions:
Allison, Product Program Manager, at (801) 891-8395

Urgent questions regarding sensitive topics or media:
Callie, Chief Marketing & Membership Officer, at (801) 608-7003

Girl Scout emergencies, injuries, etc.
24-Hour GSU Emergency Hotline (801) 483-3413

Social Media Toolkit

Social Media Guidelines

Girls can use social networking sites to gather sale commitments from family and friends. Please adhere to the following guidelines for girls/families/troops:

  • You can market to collect indications of interest from family and friends
  • You cannot post a girl’s Digital Cookie link on sites such as eBay, Craigslist, KSL Classifieds, Amazon, NextDoor, Facebook Marketplace, yard sale sites, etc.
  • All social media platforms should always be through accounts set to “private” or "closed"
  • Friends and family or a girl must not market or share a girl’s contact information, sales links, or sales information on public-facing online sites. This also includes social media groups that are labeled as “closed” but include members of the general public (city pages, special interest groups, yard sale sites, etc.). This ensures the safety of our girls and adherence to the cookie sale guidelines, as well as the numerous posting guidelines on websites and social media.
  • * Please note – it IS allowed to reply to someone’s post with a comment directing them to send you a private message for a link. You should not, however, be the original poster on public pages asking people to message you. You cannot use paid social media advertisements to promote a girl’s link or selling cookies in general.
  • Girls must sign the Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge before doing any online activities, and all online activities must be under the supervision of an adult
  • Do not expose a girl’s email address, physical address, or phone number to the public
  • Girl Scouts under 13 can use their parent or guardian’s online sites with their approval and supervision
  • Girls over the age of 13 may work in partnership with an adult to market products online, using the social media of the adult or the girl’s social media sites

Full 2022 Social Media Guidelines

 

Profile Pictures, Cover Photos, Story Photos, and Posts

Below are profile pictures, cover photos, story images, and graphics and suggested captions for you to use on social media this Girl Scout Cookie Season. Just click the image to download the file, right click on the image to save it, and, for social posts, copy and past the text into your favorite platform. As a reminder, you may not post a girl’s contact information, sales links, or sales information on public-facing online sites. However, you may reply to someone’s comment directing them to send you a private message for a link. You cannot use paid social media advertisements to promote a girl’s link or selling cookies in general.

Social Media Posts

  • 21_MarComm_CookiePromo_LBB_SM

    Suggested Post:
    Smile! It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time! 

  • Booths_CountDown2_ItsCookieTime

    Suggested Post:
    Do a happy dance, Girl Scout Cookie fans! It's officially cookie time!

  • Booths_CountDown_ItsGirlScoutCookieTime

    Suggested Post:
    The wait is finally over! Girl Scout Cookies are here!

  • VirtualTools_GirlScoutCookieSeasonSafety

    Suggested Post:
    This Girl Scout Cookie Season, we're putting safety first. Ask me about our low-contact and contactless delivery options!

  • GirlInspo_MakeTodaySweet

    Suggested Post:
    The best way to make today sweet? Girl Scout Cookies! Ask me how you can get your hands on some and support girls.

  • CookieSpotlights_AdventurefulsHere

    Suggested Post:
    The time has finally come: Adventurefuls cookies are HERE! Get your first taste of this brownie-inspired cookie today.

Cookie Booth Social Media Posts

  • InPersonBooths_BoothsOpen

    Suggested Post:
    Do you have a favorite Girl Scout Cookie? Stock up at our upcoming cookie booth!

  • InPersonBooths_BoothsStartToday

    Suggested Post:
    Stop by our cookie booth! Girls are ready with all your favorite Girl Scout Cookies, including our new Adventureful cookie.

  • Booths_CountDown2_ItsCookieTime

    Suggested Post:
    Are you ready? Pull up to the party at our cookie booth and grab your favorites! It's Girl Scout Cookie time.

Profile Pictures

  • CookieChampions_ProudMom
  • CookieChampions_ProudDad
  • CookieChampions_ProudVolunteer
  • CookieHeart_ProfilePicture_2021
  • CookieChampions_ProudFan
  • CookieChampions_ProudSupporter

Cover Photos

  • CoverImage_ShapesItsCookeTime2
  • CoverImage_BrandsShapes
  • CoverImage_ThemeItsCookieTime
  • CoverImage_ThemeItsCookieTime2

Social Media Story Images

  • Stories_ItsCookieTime2
  • Stories_ItsCookieTime
  • Stories_CookieBrands3
  • Stories_CookieBrands2
  • Stories_CookieBrands
  • Stories_GirlScoutCookies
Digital Marketing and Safety Tips
Hashtags & Contests

Cookie Commercial Contest
Spotlight your small business with a cookie commercial! Girls and troops are invited to create a video with their best sales pitch for why customers should buy cookies and how their purchase helps the troop or girl accomplish their goals. The commercial should be at least 10 seconds but no longer than 30. Plus, participating in the contest helps you earn a step of the new Cookie Business badges, regardless of your Girl Scout level. (See contest flyer for more information.)

Submissions are due by March 7 as a link to a video or an attachment emailed to marketing@gsutah.org. The contest is limited to one entry per Girl Scout or Girl Scout troop, and you must be participating in the 2022 Cookie Program. Video submissions may be featured on Girl Scouts of Utah's social media channels. Prizes will be awarded to one Girl Scout and one Girl Scout troop. Winners will be announced on social media March 11 (date subject to change depending on number of entries).

Download the Cookie Commercial Contest flyer.

50 State Challenge

Calling all cookie entrepreneurs! We challenge you to make a Digital Cookie direct ship sale in every U.S. state! Get creative with your digital marketing, and if you can get all 50 states by the end of cookie season, you will receive a $50 Visa gift card! Share your progress using #gsu50states and tag us!
Completed our challenge? Fill out our form

Girl Scout Week - Show off your Small Business
Saturday of Girl Scout Week is all about showing off your small business this cookie season. Share photos of your cookie booths or walkabouts with us on social by tagging us (@gsutah on Instagram or @girlscoutsofutah on Facebook) or using the hashtag #GSUGirlScoutWeek

Cookie Program Dates

General Cookie Season Dates
  • January 11, 2022 - Early access to Digital Cookie available; girls can set up their store front and take online orders through emails sent in Digital Cookie ONLY
  • January 15, 2022 - Cookie Program officially begins; girls start taking orders
  • February 26 - March 12, 2022 - Girl cookie delivery (as soon as received)
  • March 1, 2022 - Cookie cupboards open
  • March 11-27, 2022 - Cookie booths
  • March 27, 2022 - Cookie Program ends

2022 Cookie Season – Week by Week
NEW for 2022 – for TPM's and SUPPR's, we've created a week by week breakdown of the 2022 cookie season! Download the 2022 Cookie Season Week by Week document.

Detailed Calendar
  • September 1, 2021 - Service Unit Product Program Representative (SUPPR) Agreements due to GSU
  • October 1, 2021 - Troop Product Manager (TPM) and ACH Debit Agreement form due to GSU (All troops are required to authorize ACH debits to participate in the Cookie Program.)
  • November 1, 2021 - Cookie materials begin to ship to SUPPR
  • November 1-5, 2021 - SUPPR virtual trainings
  • December 15, 2021 - Troop registration deadline; troops registering after this date sell at SU discretion
  • January 3-7, 2021 - Juliette trainings
  • December 2021 to January 8, 2022 - TPM/Troop leader trainings
  • December 2021 to January 8, 2022 - Cookie rallies
  • December 2021 to January 8, 2022 - Parent/Girl training
  • January 11-14, 2022 - Early access to Digital Cookie available; girls can set up store front and take online orders through Digital Cookie ONLY
  • January 15-30, 2022 - Cookie Program begins; order taking for initial order phase
  • January 21, 2022 - Service unit delivery station information deadline
  • January 22, 2022 - eBudde Booth Scheduler Early Bird Fast Pass opens at 8:00 a.m.
  • January 23, 2022 - eBudde Booth Scheduler Early Bird Fast Pass closes at 8:00 a.m.
  • January 25, 2022 - eBudde Booth Scheduler Round 1 opens at 6:00 p.m.
  • January 26, 2022 - eBudde Booth Scheduler Round 1 closes at 6:00 p.m.
  • January 27, 2022 - eBudde Booth Scheduler Round 2 opens at 6:00 p.m.
  • January 28, 2022 - eBudde Booth Scheduler Round 2 closes at 6:00 p.m.
  • January 30, 2022 - eBudde Booth Scheduler open for remainder of program at 8:00 a.m.
  • January 30, 2022 - Order taking for initial order phase ends
  • January 31-February 25, 2022 - Order taking for goal getter phase begins
  • February 1, 2022 - TPMs enter girls' initial orders into eBudde by 8:00 p.m deadline
  • February 3, 2022 - Service units verify troop orders in eBudde by 8:00 p.m.
  • February 18-20, 2022 - National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend
  • February 26, 2022 - Service unit warehouse pickup day
  • February 28-March 4, 2022 - Service unit cookie delivery week (outlying locations)
  • February 26 - March 12, 2022 - Girl cookie delivery (as soon as received)
  • March 1, 2022 - Cookie cupboards open
  • March 4, 2022 - "Troop 'My Sales' Cookie Booth Agreement" forms due to GSU on or before and TPM enter into eBudde
  • March 11-27, 2022 - Cookie booths begin
  • March 17, 2022 - First ACH debit at council discretion ($1.00/package of initial order less digital cookie payments)
  • March 27, 2022 - Cookie Program ends
  • March 27, 2022 - Girl money due to TPM
  • April 5, 2022 - TPMs submit all booth allocations and rewards in eBudde by 8:00 p.m.
  • April 7, 2022 - Service unit final rewards submitted in eBudde by 8:00 p.m.
  • April 7, 2022 - Final ACH debit by council (remaining balance owed)
  • April 15, 2022 - Troop Cookie Envelopes due to GSU
  • Week of May 2, 2022 - Activity Credits mailed
  • Week of May 9, 2022 - Girl/Troop rewards shipped from Little Brownie Bakers to service units

Download a copy of the 2021-2022 Cookie Program Calendar.

Forms & Council Resources

TPM Forms & Resources

Not registered as a Troop Product Manager yet? This Product Program Manager Guide will walk you through the registration process.

New Troop Product Managers
New to the Girl Scout Cookie Program? The 2021 Cookie Rookie Guidebook will help you get started! 

Product Manager Agreement Form
Troop Product Managers are required to complete the Troop Product Program Manager Agreement form to gain access to the eBudde cookie system. This system will allow you to enter your troop’s orders, view your sales, and follow along with all the phases of the cookie program. Access to the site will not be granted until the agreement form has been completed.

2022 Troop Program Manager Manuals

The Troop Program Manager Manual is your go-to resource for all things cookies, including cookie cupboard locations, important dates, and tutorials.

Parent/Guardian Permission and Responsibility Agreement Form

Financial Forms

Palm Oil Toolkit
Access our FAQs if any customers ask questions regarding palm oil and Girl Scout Cookies.
Reference the full Palm Oil Toolkit, which includes tips on guiding girls so they understand the use of sustainable palm oil.

SUPPR Forms & Resources

Resources for Service Unit Product Program Representative

SUPPR Cookie Program Agreement Form- updated 9/28/2021
2022 SUPPR Training - November 2, 2021. Check your email for Zoom link! Please contact Allison Wickel if you do not have a link to join. 

COVID Forms

GSU has added new permission forms. Be sure to complete the necessary forms where appropriate to acknowledge COVID risk:

Parent/Guardian Permission Form for Troop Use
COVID Symptom Check

Council Trainings & Webinars

Troop Product Manager Training

This Training can be used by SUPPRs to train their Troop Product Managers. It is also a great resource for TPMs to look back on when they have questions. Troop Product Managers should let their SUPPRs know when they have completed this online training resource.

Troop Product Manager Training - PPT
Troop Product Manager Training - Recording

SUPPR Training 

This training is used by GSU to train the Service Unit Product Program Representative. It is also a great resource for SUPPRs to look back on when they have questions.

2022 SUPPR Training – November 2, 2021. Check your email for Zoom link! Please contact Allison Wickel if you do not have a link to join. 

Girl and Family Training 

This PowerPoint can be used by TPMs to train their girls and parents.  You may edit this training to fit your needs and add in specific information that pertains to your troop such as dates and cookie delivery times.

Girl and Family Training

Juliette Girl and Family Training

This training is specifically for Girls and Families participating in the Cookie Program as Juliette Girl Scouts. All Juliette families are required to complete this training, even if they sold in past years.

Juliette Girl and Family Training - see Activities Calendar for trainings in January. 
Note: this training is for girls selling cookies through the Juliette program; it is NOT a substitute training for girls selling in troops. 

eBudde Communications

Emails sent through eBudde will be archived here. Check back for updated communications!