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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.

Cookie Program Dates: February 11, 2022 - April 11, 2022 

eBudde Access           Digital Cookie Access

2022 Resources

Cookie Updates

added 3/16/2022

Cookie Booths

  • If you would like to hold a booth at a previous Council Sponsored Booth Location during the program extension:
  1. Enter the date/time/location as a Troop Booth in eBudde by March 28. 
  2. GSDH/Council will contact the business and rewview/approve/deny in eBudde by April 1.
  • Booths at other businesses must also be submitted as a Troop Booth in eBudde with approval happening prior to April 1.
  • Excluded from cookie booths during the program extension is Sam's Club, Walmart and Mall locations.

Pending Orders

  • Pending orders can be placed starting March 18.
  • Pending orders for Service Unit Cupboards must be placed by end of day Monday, March 28. 
  • Anticipated pickup date for Council Cupboards is April 1. More communication will follow for Service Unit Cupboards.

added 3/14/2022

Calendar Updates
April: Volunteer Appreciation Month
April 11: Cookie Program Ends
April 12: GSDH Annual Meeting
April 14: Troops complete all Transfers and Reward Orders
April 16: Service Unit CMs Verify and Submit Orders
April 22: Outstanding Balance Forms Due
April 21: Council Order Submitted
May 6: Final ACH
May 15: Rewards Ship to Service Unit CM


updated 3/14/2022

Great news – more cookies are coming and the Cookie Program has been extended to April 11.

What we know:

  • Cookies will be available for pickup at Council Cupboards on April 1.
  • Cookies will be available at select Service Unit Cupboards with dates to be determined.
  • Restocked varieties:  Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos and Trefoils.
  • Our current understanding is Adventurefuls will be available on shipped orders sometime the week of March 21.
  • If you have taken payment for unavailable varieties, please send us an email and we will work with you to secure those varieties.
  • More information on when pending orders can be placed will be sent soon to Troop Cookie Coordinators.  As our Girl Scouts are all working to achieve goals, please be considerate and place orders based on what your Girl Scouts need.

We've also extended the following promotions through April 11:

  • $5 flat rate shipping
  • WOW your Wheels
  • 5 for 5

Digital Cookie will remain open until April 11.  Don’t forget to update your cookie availability.

Cookie Marketing

What’s the difference between selling and marketing? Selling is the exchange of cookies for money. Marketing is all the creative promotional activities that drive those sales. The more marketing, the more cookies customers buy!

Shipping Promotion

Beginning March 11, customers who purchase 10+ boxes of cookies through a Girl Scout or troop’s Digital Cookie site will get $5 flat rate shipping! A marketing email will be available in Digital Cookie for girls and troops to send to their customers. If your Girl Scout doesn’t have her Digital Cookie site set up, follow these steps so she can take advantage of this great promotion. 

For every customer that purchases cookies using the shipping promotion, the Girl Scout will be entered for a chance to win one of 10 pair of Crocs shoes and every girl that participates will receive an adventure themed Crocs shoe charm.

Winners of Crocs shoes will be announced in the Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons Member Connect group after the program has ended.

Note: Orders shipped through Digital Cookie are fulfilled from a national shipping warehouse contracted by GSUSA.  The shipped cookies do not come directly from Little Brownie Bakers or Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons.

Winners
Kaylee K - Troop 83170
Hannah B - Troop 85109 
Olivia H - Troop 10284
Melissa D - Troop 30415
Charlotte B - Troop 33008
Faith C - Troop 41219
Avalon J - Troop 41219
Mae S - Troop 70014
Margaret D - Troop 40743
Sophie C - Troop 41435

Wow Your Wheels

Just for girls!

When girls share how they use creative marketing to take their business on the go, they’ll receive a Cookies on the Go patch, delivered with their cookie rewards. Promotion is open February 18 - April 11.

ENTER WOW YOUR WHEELS PROMOTION

Booth Kit

Your Girl Scout Troop has decided to have a cookie booth to expand their Cookie Program experience and work toward their goals, now what?

This Cookie Booth Kit will provide you information and ideas to ensure you and your girls have a great experience whether in-person or online!

What it includes:

  • Promotions
  • Supplies List
  • Etiquette
  • Recording your Sales
  • Booth Inventory
  • Graphics and Signs

Booth Toolkit

Social Media Toolkit

The GSDH Social Media Toolkit helps you find the right words (and pictures) to raise awareness about the Girl Scout Cookie Program. It’s social media planning made simple!

Action steps to help you get started — and get sharing:
Create a social calendar that covers different phases of the cookie season, from rallies to booth events.

  • Invite girls to join you in brainstorming ideas for social posts that get the attention of cookie fans.
  • Take the opportunity to celebrate your troop’s achievements on social media.

Social Media Toolkit

5 for 5

5 for 5When customers buy 5 boxes of cookies, they can enter into an online drawing to win 5 cases (60 boxes)! GSDH will provide the cookies to the winners at no cost to troops participating. The 5 for 5 Promotion was designed to not only give customers a fun chance to win more cookies, but also help girls and troops increase their cookie sales. 

For Customers
When customers buy 5 boxes of cookies, they can enter into an online drawing to win 5 cases (60 boxes)!

For Troops
Troops that sell to the 5 winners will also receive 5 cases of cookies to donate to a place of their choice. Winning troops will also receive a $25 GSDH retail gift certificate.


Here’s how it works:

  • Troops and girls can print the flyer and entry cards to promote the contest at cookie booths (or anytime they are selling cookies).
  • Troops add their five digit troop number as the unique code on the business cards.
  • When a customer purchases five or more boxes they are given a business card. A customer can enter the contest for every multiple of five boxes purchased.
  • Five winners will be announced on Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons Facebook page on April 14, 2022. 
  • GSDH will provide cookies and facilitate pickup with the winners.
Heroes on the Horizon

Heroes on the Horizon

Girl Scouts have a long tradition of making the world a better place and knowing the importance of community service and the value of giving back! During the Cookie Program, this can be achieved through our Heroes on the Horizon donation program.

Heroes on the Horizon encourages girls to ask customers/businesses to donate as little as $5 so cookies can find their way to military organizations, first responders and other local heroes throughout GSDH.

What a sweet deal! Encourage customers to buy one box of cookies for themselves and another to igve - through the Heroes on the Horizon program. Amp up your Heroes on the Horizon contributions by using this box wrap. Printed copies will also be available in our Council Cookie Cupboards.

GSDH facilitates the delivery of cookies purchased through the Heroes on the Horizon program with organizations such a VA Hospitals, military outreach clinics, Feeding America/Backpack Program and several first responders throughout the council.

All Heroes on the Horizon donations count towards girl rewards and troop proceeds.

Record a Booth Contest

Just for Troop Cookie Coordinators!

This season, for every time you use the Booth Recorder, you’ll be entered to win 1 of 5 “All I want in life are Girl Scout Cookies” cookie jars.

Winners
Troop 75116 - Rushmore Service Unit
Troop 83015 - Sakakawea Service Unit
Troop 70035 - Ellsworth Service Unit
Troop 30811 - Sheyenne Service Unit
Troop 41109 - Brandon Service Unit

Promotional Merchandise

Girl Scout Cookie gear is available to help promote your business whether walking in your neighborhood or at a cookie booth.

Visit the GSDH Retail Services to learn how to purchase these items and more.

Ready for Success: Uniform Promotion

Cookie Boss HatWin a Cookie Boss Hat!
January 10-February 11

First step to a successful Cookie Program is looking the part!

Is her uniform ready to participate in the Cookie Program? Send us a picture of your Girl Scout in uniform by February 11 for a chance to win 1 of 15 Cookie Boss hats!

Winners

Amaya M - Troop 10293
Audrey M - Troop 20403
Averie G - Troop 80014
Delaney K - Troop 85120
Elizabeth W - Troop 41505
Gracelynn L - Troop 50462
Izabel R - Troop 41302
Josie J - Troop 33022
Kaylee F - Troop 80014
Kenleigh R - Troop 80008
Kylee C - Troop 83056
Luna T - Troop 10280
Neela S - Troop 83840
Nora G. - Troop 41445
Parker W - Troop 72233

Cookie Boss hats will be mailed directly to the winners.

Cookie Programming

Cookie Rally PatchCookie Rally

Earn a fun patch to kick off your Girl Scout cookie season with the ultimate party for girls: a Girl Scout Cookie Rally! Different from Cookie University, service units and/or troops will host a rally full of fun and interactive activities for girls to learn about the skills needed to master the Cookie Program.

Requirements |   Patch


Koala-fied PatchKoala-fied Patch Program

Koalas! They’re cute, they’re furry, they’re NOT bears. Surely koalas are one of Australia’s most famous animals. It’s not hard to see why because these awwinducing marsupials can  make even the coldest hearts melt in a moment. Complete this patch program to learn all about the 2022 Cookie Program mascot.

Requirements |   Patch


Cookie UniversityCookie University

For Girls (or attend as a troop)

Become a member of the 2022 graduating class when you join us at Cookie University! Head to class to learn about the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Enjoy activities to complete a financial literacy badge, shop the retail store, and get exclusive access to cookie tasting - including our new cookie! So, come join us for the day and together we will make this year a success! 

Girl Price: $11 Includes: Activities, snack, and badge

Registration Deadline: Varies (January 3-17)

FIND A COOKIE UNIVERSITY EVENT


Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pins

For Girls and Families

It’s never been easier to support your Girl Scout as she develops business skills, makes amazing memories, and earns a different pin every cookie season. The simple, age-specific guidelines meet her where she is developmentally, making success a snap.

DOWNLOAD REQUIREMENTS


Cookie Business Badges

For Troops and Girls

Cookie Business badges demonstrate that Girl Scouts have developed specific skills while running their own business. Earning Cookie Business badges gives you the chance to hone your skills and gain a deeper understanding of the world of business.

FIND BADGES


Calendar

Printable Calendar (includes original dates)

Includes updated dates to align with program extension.

January 3: GSDH Offices Closed
January 4-10: Service Unit Trainings
January 9: Troop CC Virtual Training
January 10: Troop CC Virtual Training
January 10: Initial Order Webinar & Q&A
January 11: Digital Cookie Invitation Email to Troop CCs
January 14-15: Cookie Booth Sign-Up #1
January 16-17: Cookie Booth Sign-Up #2
January 18: Cookie Booth Sign-Up #3
January 20: Troop Initial Orders Due
January 24: Digital Cookie Invitation Email to Girls
January 24: Service Unit CM Confirms Initial Order
January 26: Council Order Submitted

February 7: Cookie Booth Webinar and Q&A
February 9: Cookie Delivery Begins
February 11: Online Orders Start
February 18: In-person Orders Start
February 18-20: National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend
February 21: GSDH Offices Closed

March 6-12: Girl Scout Week
March 11: Inital ACH
March 12: Girl Scout Birthday
March 21: Cookie Program Ends
March 22-25: Troops complete all Transfers and Reward Orders
March 26-28: Service Unit CMs Verify and Submit Orders

April: Volunteer Appreciation Month
April 11: Cookie Program Ends
April 12: GSDH Annual Meeting
April 14: Troops complete all Transfers and Reward Orders
April 16: Service Unit CMs Verify and Submit Orders
April 22: Outstanding Balance Forms Due
April 21: Council Order Submitted
May 6: Final ACH
May 15: Rewards Ship to Service Unit CM

Trainings & Videos

All troops participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program are encouraged to recruit a Troop Cookie Coordinator to help manage the program. The following Cookie Program training opportunities are intended for Troop Cookie Coordinators or Troop Co-Leaders.

Troop Cookie Coordinator Training | Recording
2022 Cookie Program Overview

Initial Order Webinar and Q&A | Recording
Learn about the Initial Order and ask questions about the program.

Cookie Booth Webinar and Q&A | Recording
Learn about booth basics, Booth Toolkit, and have an opportunity to ask staff questions and share ideas about the program. Open to Troop Volunteers and Parents.

Resources for Volunteers
Resources for Girls
Rewards

Use the links below to claim your higher level awards earned during the 2022 Cookie Program. Dates have been extended and will remain open through the summer.


Council Cookie Cupboard Hours

Some hours have changed during the extension of the Cookie Program. See available times in eBudde when placing a Pending Order.

Service Unit Cookie Manager Resources

Service Unit Cookie Manager Training Webinars
Welcome to a bigger, brighter, bolder Girl Scout Cookie Season. We are excited to review the cookie program materials, answer questions and help you volunteers be prepared to lead your girl scouts to a successful cookie season. 

If you missed training, a virtual training has been assigned to you in gsLearn.