2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program

SERVICE UNIT COOKIE PROGRAM CHAIR – SUCPC

Marisa Gallo
818-454-4241

cookies.cvgsu@gmai.com

FORMS

Troop Forms – Agreements

 

Troop Forms – General

 

Troop Forms – Boothing and Cupboards

 

Troop Forms – Financial

 

Troop Forms – Checklists

COOKIE PROGRAM 101

When you sell Girl Scout Cookies, you’re doing more than just helping your customers stock up on delicious treats (and having lots of fun). You’re doing it with a goal in mind. Whether that goal is a pizza party, a community service project, or your first overnight camping trip with your troop, you know how many packages you need to sell to make it happen.

But did you know that you’re also part of a huge business, one that’s run by girls just like you all over the country? In fact, you’re part of the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program for girls In the world. Being a Girl Scout Cookie professional gives you skills essential for success both now and later:

  Goal Setting

   Decision Making

   Money Management

   People Skills

   Business Ethics

Need some help getting started? Check out all the amazing resources on this page that will make it easy to sell more packages of cookies this year than you ever thought possible!


eBudde provides helpful support for busy volunteers at every phase of the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Learn more.

This cookie season, superpower your sale by expanding your efforts from the booth to the web. Learn more.

 Have an Awesome, Press-Worthy Girl Scout Cookie Story to Share? 

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. Alternatively, girls can ask a parent or troop leader to submit their story via this form for a chance to be featured throughout the year on girlscoutcookies.org, the Girl Scout Blog, our Facebook and Twitter pages, and more—so cool!



VIRTUAL SALES


TOP RESOURCES FOR GIRLS


TOP RESOURCES FOR PARENTS


ONLINE PAYMENTS

Easily Collect Online Payments for Your Troop or Service Unit!

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles wants to make your life just a little bit easier! We’ve partnered with Cheddar Up—the leading group payments platform—to give your troop or service unit an easy tool to collect payments (and forms and information) for troop and service unit expenses online with ease at no cost to the collector. Learn more and get started.


COOKIE MARKETING KIT and MORE


TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERS

Program Guides

High Five Series

Training Webinars and Presentations

IMPORTANT DATES

Jan 20 – Feb 24: Family Guide Scavenger Hunt Contest. From Jan 20 to Feb 17, watch GSGLA’s Instagram page each Wednesday for a weekly question for girls to seek out an answer from within the Cookie Family Guide.

Jan 25: “Early Cupboard Pickup” ordering process begins

February 2021

Feb 1: Troop Link goes live in Cookie Finder (shipped, donated only)

Feb 3: Deadline to submit a “early cupboard pickup” (late SIO, add-on to SIO), 11:59pm

Feb 15: Troop GrubHub sign-up due in eBudde, by 7:59pm

Feb 17: Deadline for SU Delivery Chairs to create Starting Inventory Order Pick-up schedule in eBudde, including date, time, & location

Feb 17: Deadline for the Video Contest

Feb 17: Deadline for the C4C Video Contest

Feb 18 – Feb 21: Starting Inventory Order Delivery to service units

Feb 19 – Feb 21: National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

Feb 20: Golden Ticket 100-Package Giveaway

Feb 21: GO DAY! Cookie Program Begins

Feb 24: Cupboards begin to open. Refer to the cupboard schedule in eBudde for locations and dates/hours of operation

March 2021

Mar 2 – Mar 4: Starting Inventory returns (max 15 cs) for troops who placed an initial SIO on 1/2/2021 and did not place an ECO

Feb 26: GrubHub opportunities begin

Mar 7: Deck out your Delivery contest submission due date

Mar 8 – Mar 28: Even exchanges at the cupboards. Full cases only

Mar 15 – Apr 11: Individual package pick-ups at cupboards

April 2021

Apr 5 – Apr 10: Consignment orders accepted at designated cupboards

Apr 11: Last day of Cupboards

Apr 11: Cookie Program ends

Apr 13: Last day to return residual Consignment Cupboard orders — at designated cupboards only

Apr 16: Last day for TCCs to enter all Cookies for the Community packages, troop transfers and complete all girl allocations in eBudde. Must be completed by 11:30pm

Apr 17 – Apr 19: SUCPCs to ensure all troops have completed allocations, troop-to-troop transfers and GOC packages. SUBMIT SU Rewards by Apr 19— 11:30 pm

Apr 22: Last day to notify PPM of Final ACH debit adjustments by 12pm

Apr 29: Final ACH debit from Troop Accounts. Deadline for troops to turn in Discrepancy Reports to PPMs

Apr 29 – May 7: ACH credit (exact date tbd)

REWARDS

BOOTHING

Booth Sale Recorder App Program
Participate in the Booth Sale Recorder App Program! This free smart phone app works with eBudde to record the number of cookies sold at booths and keeps track of who sold them!

Android App Online | iPhone App

CUPBOARDS

We Need Cookie Cupboard Volunteers!

Have fun, get exercise, and make friends while helping pull orders for troops. Volunteers include parents, husbands, friends, aunts, uncles, and anyone over the age of 18* who would like to support Girl Scouts. The more volunteers, the shorter wait in line for leaders and a more successful experience for everyone. Anyone who volunteers for four hours will get a special cookie cupboard patch to add to their collection!

From Jan 27 – Mar 7, 2021, we have opportunities in Arcadia, Covina, Culver City, Downey, Glendale, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, Upland, Santa Clarita, and Woodland Hills. (Volunteers must be able to lift at least 10 lbs.)

Sign Up for a Cookie Cupboard Shift (coming soon)

*Seniors/Ambassadors may volunteer if accompanied by an adult.

DIGITAL COOKIE

With the Digital Cookie™ platform, the Girl Scout Cookie Program you know and love is better than ever. Fun, easy-to-use tools help you superpower your sale and go beyond the booth with online and mobile channels that make it easy for cookie fans near and far to support your sale and, ultimately, your success. You get more ways to participate, more ways to sell, more ways to buy, and more ways to learn—nice! And guess what? Girls who used the platform in addition to traditional sales, sold more cookies and reached their goals faster—so amazing.

Plus, on your very own personalized cookie site, you can play interactive games, watch videos, enjoy printable activities, take fun quizzes, and do even more—all while taking your cookie sale to the next level.

Excited to jump in? Get movin’ with the Digital Cookie platform in four easy steps.

It’s everything you already love about the Girl Scout Cookie Program, supercharged. The Digital Cookie platform allows you to customize the way you learn and earn, using technology in new and engaging ways, all while earning cool cookie business badges along the way.

Now you can take your Girl Scout Cookie business on the go!

CONTESTS and FUN

Deck Out Your Delivery (Feb. 7)

Decorate your cookie mobile (AKA your wagon hauling all those cookies during cookie deliveries), and package cookies with thank you notes (include your Digital Cookie link!) to leave on your customer’s doorsteps.

Submit a photo of your creation to cookies@girlscoutsla.org by Sunday, Feb. 7. We’ll place finalists in one of the categories below and then let our Facebook followers vote on the winners. Winners will earn a cookie-entrepreneur prize pack! Make sure to follow Facebook.com/GSGLA to find out more! Include the Girl Scout’s name, troop number, and category she’s submitting to. (Categories: Most Artistic, Best Use of Cookies, Most Original, Best Use of “We’ve Got This” Theme.)

Video Contest (Feb. 17)

Make a video for your Digital Cookie storefront. Entrants must create a personalized avatar, record a voice message, and record a video. The four winners will receive ring lights to make more awesome videos. Once you’ve posted your video to Digital Cookie, send your Digital Cookie link to cookies@girlscoutsla.org by Feb. 17 with the subject line Video Contest. Include your Girl Scout’s name and troop number.

Cookies For The Community Video Contest (Feb. 17)

Go a step further: include an ask for Cookies for the Community (C4C) in your storefront video. The winner will receive an invitation to the C4C event! Submit your video on your Digital Cookie link to cookies@girlscoutsla.org by Feb. 17 with the subject line C4C Video Contest. Include your Girl Scout’s name and troop number.

Golden Ticket 100-Package Giveaway (Feb. 20)

Saturday, Feb. 20 tell customers that if they buy one more package of Thin Mints, they might win 100 packages of Girl Scout Cookies! In celebration of National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, all customers who buy Thin Mints will be entered in the Golden Ticket Contest, where winners will be chosen at random. Customers will have a chance to win a variety pack of Girl Scout Cookies and one lucky winner will get the grand prize: 100 packages of Girl Scout Cookies! Schedule to distance booth or virtual booth on Saturday, Feb. 20—your troop might be selected from the drawing and be a #GSGoldenTicket booth. #GSGoldenTicket clues will be posted on our Twitter and Instagram pages (@GirlScoutsLA) to drive customers to you.

As always, the health and safety of our girls and adults is our top priority. GSGLA will closely monitor changes in CDC and local and state government guidelines, and adapt contest formatting and rules in adherence to evolving guidelines and best practices as needed.