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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.

Girl Scout Cookie Price Increase

Girl Scouts of Utah is grateful for our thousands of incredible girls and volunteers who are committed to grow and support the Girl Scout Movement. Your support to girls in the program is invaluable as you help them build their entrepreneurship skills and power their Girl Scout experiences and adventures.
 
As we are faced with increasing costs to deliver our unique leadership development program to our girls, we must continue to find ways to deliver the best possible Girl Scout Leadership Experience to members.
 
This year, Girl Scouts of Utah will join 76% of councils with cookie prices at $5 for core cookies and $6 for specialty cookies (S’mores, Toffee-tastic) this upcoming season. This price increase is based on high production costs from the bakery, requests for troop profits, and increased expenses to provide outstanding girl programming.

Learn more with the Cookie Price Increase FAQs.

Thank you for all you do for girls and delivering the Girl Scout program throughout our state!

Resources for Service Unit Product Sales Managers

Service Unit Product Sales Manager Agreement Form

SUPSM Agreement Form

SUPSM Training Powerpoint (file is over 44 megabytes and will automatically download

Resources for Troop Cookie Managers

Not registered as a troop cookie manager yet?  This Product Program Manager guide will walk you through the registration process!

New Troop Cookie Managers

New to the Girl Scout Cookie Program? The 2020 Cookie Rookie Guidebook will help you get started!  - Coming Soon!

Cookie Manager Agreement Form

Troop cookie managers are required to complete the Troop Cookie 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.

TCM Agreement and ACH Debit Authorization Form

2020 Volunteer Cookie Manuals

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

  • Troop Cookie Manager Manual  - Coming Soon!
  • Service Unit Cookie Manager Manual  - Coming Soon!

Financial Forms

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 as well as through Digital Cookie.  Goal Getter orders should be turned in to the troop cookie manager by February 18 in order for TCMs to enter a cookie cupboard order to be picked up on March 3, 2020.

Goal Getter Order Card

Resources for Girls & Families

2020 Cookie Family Guide

Navigate through the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Program with your girl with the help of the Cookie Family Guide!

2020 Cookie Family Guide

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 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!

Bling Your Booth!

If you want to attract lots and lots of customers, it’s time to bling out your cookie booth! Not sure where to begin? Little Brownie has some awesome ideas for you!

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. 

Calendar
  • October 1, 2019 – Deadline for troop cookie managers to complete their TCM Agreement Form
  • November 2019 – Troop cookie materials start to arrive at the doorsteps of SUCMs
  • November 2 – 12:00 p.m. - Southern Utah Cookie Manager Training for all cookie volunteers
  • November 5 – 6:00 p.m. – SUCM Training in Salt Lake City
  • November 9 – 9:00 a.m. – SUCM Training in Salt Lake City
  • November 30 – Troop registration deadline (Troops registering after this date participate at the SUCMs discretion)
  • December 2019 – January 2020 – TCM/Troop Leader trainings conducted by SUCMs
  • January 11, 2020 – Cookie Program begins, Initial Order Phase
  • January 17, 2020 – SUCM delivery stations must be submitted to GSUs Product Sales Manager
  • January 20, 2020 – eBudde booth scheduler for Round 1 opens at 8:00 a.m.
  • January 23, 2020 – eBudde booth scheduler for Round 2 opens at 6:00 p.m.
  • January 27, 2020 – eBudde booth scheduler opens for remainder of Cookie Program at 6:00 p.m.
  • January 27, 2020 – Initial orders due to troops
  • January 29, 2020 – Troop orders due into eBudde by 10 p.m.
  • January 31, 2020 – SUCMs verify troop orders in eBudde by 10 p.m.
  • January 28, 2020 – Goal Getter Phase begins, watch for an email from eBudde!
  • February 18, 2020 – Goal Getter order cards due to TCMs
  • February 22-29, 2020 – Cookie Delivery
  • February 28-March 1, 2020 – National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend!
  • February 26, 2020 – Cookie cupboards open
  • March 3 – Troop ‘My Sales” Cookie Booth Agreement forms due to GSU on or before
  • March 5 – Debit Adjustment Requests due to GSU by 3:00 p.m. for March 12 ACH debit
  • March 6-22, 2020 – Cookie Booths
  • March 12, 2020 – First ACH debit by council ($1.00/package of initial order)
  • March 17, 2020 – Troop award forms submitted by 10:00 p.m. (Goal Getter and Opt Out)
  • March 21, 2020 – Cookie cupboards close
  • March 22, 2020 – Cookie Program ends
  • March 23, 2020 – Girl money due to TCMs
  • March 24, 2020 – TCMs submit all booth allocations and rewards in eBudde by 10:00 p.m.
  • March 24, 2020 – Debit Adjustment Requests due to GSU by 3:00 p.. for March 30 ACH debit
  • March 26, 2020 – SUCM final rewards submitted in eBudde by 10:00 p.m.
  • April 3, 2020 – Troop Cookie Envelopes due to GSU
  • May 1, 2020 – Activity Credits mailed to girls
  • May, 2020 – Rewards begin to ship to SUCMs
  • June 6, 2020 – 350+ Cookie Celebration at Cowabunga Bay
  • TBD – 1000+ Celebration Mystery Event

Download a copy of the 2019-2020 Cookie Program Calendar here.

Trainings & Webinars

Volunteer Cookie Manager Training

This training is for both Service Unit cookie managers and troop cookie mangers.  Troop cookie managers should let their Service Unit cookie managers know when they have completed this online training resource.

Watch the 2020 Volunteer Cookie Manager Training - Coming Soon!

TCM Training PowerPoint

This PowerPoint can be used by SUCMs to train their troop cookie managers. It is also a great resource for TCMs to look back on when they have questions.

Troop Cookie Manager Training (Powerpoint file is over 50 MBs and will automatically download when you click on it)

Family Training PowerPoint

This PowerPoint can be used by TCMs 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.

Family Training - Coming Soon!

SUCM Training PowerPoint

This PowerPoint is used by GSU to train the Service Unit cookie managers. It is also a great resource for SUCMs to look back on when they have questions.

Service Unit Cookie Manager Training (Powerpoint file is over 40 MBs and will automatically download when you click on it)

eBudde
Digital Cookie

4 Easy Steps to Digital Cookie

Digital Cookie Quick Tips for Troops

Cookie Rewards

Check out the 2020 Cookie Rewards for girls!

Troop Goal Getter Reward

Each troop can be a Goal Getter by increasing their troop’s initial order by 10% over last year’s program. New troops (as of this membership year) must place an initial order of 10% more than the overall GSU average from 2019. Troops must submit the Goal Getter Form in order to receive the rewards.

Goal Getter Program

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

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 for more details.

Event Reward Opportunities

If a Girl Scout in your troop earns the 350+ Cookie Celebration at Cowabunga Bay, her primary contact, listed on her membership record, will receive an email with event details and registration instructions. This email will be sent at the beginning of April 2020.

A parent/guardian or troop leader must register the girl for this event following the instructions in the email. Earning the event does not equal registration.

350+ Cookie Celebration

Girls who sell 350+ packages of cookies will be invited to join other Girl Scouts on June 6, 2020 for a celebration at Cowabunga Bay in Draper, Utah! Girls will the option to attend either the morning session or the afternoon session. The Cookie Celebration includes entrance to the waterpark, drinks, a catered lunch, and a sneak peek at next year’s cookie program and Fall Product Program rewards.

1000+ Mystery Event

Girls who sell 1000+ packages of cookies will be invited to join other Girl Scouts for a mystery event. More details on this event will be coming in January 2020.

4000 + G.I.R.L. Convention Experience

Girls who sell 4000+ packages of cookies will be invited to join councils from across the United States at the GSUSA National Convention in Orlando, Florida!  This trip is for girls only and will be chaperoned by Girl Scouts of Utah council staff.  Qualifying girls will receive an email in April with details and information on registering for this once in a lifetime opportunity!

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 Cookie Manager to find a rally near you!

Cookie Booths
Cookie Booth Resources:
 

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

“My Sales” Troop Cookie Booths

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

“My Sales” Troop Cookie Booth Form

Troop 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. TCMs 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!

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