Valentine in the Morning $5K Cookie Buy

Valentine In The Morning could buy $5,000 in cookies from your troop! All the cookies purchased will be donated to The Bob Hope USO at LAX, strengthening America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country. Click here to enter!

Important Dates:

  • Submissions: Friday 2/8 at 6:00am – Wednesday 2/20 at 11:59pm
  • Voting: Friday 2/22 at 6am – Thursday 3/7 at 10am
  • Winner will be announced Friday 3/8 with Valentine

Booth Sales Begin Today!

Remember that all booth sales must be arraigned though your Service Unit Booth Sale Coordinator to ensure permissions and insurance requirements are met.

Make sure to run the Booth Sale Location Report in ABCSmartCookies to see all of your troop’s reserved booth sales with full address information and notes about a location’s special circumstances. Make sure to bring a copy of this report to every booth sale!

Girl Scout Cookie Valentines

Cookie bundles make great gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, and much more. Plus, they are easy to do! To create a cookie bundle take 3 to 5 boxes of cookies, tie them together using ribbon, twine, netting, freezer bags, or some other creative way, and give the bundle a name (Chocolate Lovers, Peanut Butter Madness, Girl Scout favorites). What a great idea for a gift!

Click the image for a printable PDF of Bag Toppers for Valentines Day!

Selling in the Rain Patch

Girl Scout’s don’t let a little rain get in their way! Tag us @GirlScoutsOC on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with a photo of your Girl Scout or troop selling in the rain. Then come into our Irvine or Yorba Linda Girl Scout Shop and show us the post to pick up a FREE Selling in the Rain patch for each girl in the photo. Bring your Girl Scouts in full uniform and you’ll also get an extra FREE uniform patch for each girl!

Selling in the Rain Patches will be available for pick up starting Tuesday, February 19.

Booth Sale Reports

Run the Booked Booth Sales Summary report in ABCSmartCookies to verify your troop booth sale locations and times. Report any errors to your Service Unit Booth Sale Coordinator right away.

Troops may also run the Available Booth Sales Summary report in ABCSmartCookies to find booth sale shifts that are still available. Booth sale locations will be identified by each Service Unit’s three-digit report code in front of the store name. Using this code will help you identify which locations belong to your Service Unit since the report will list all available locations Council-wide.

RSM Cookie Cupboard Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed to help pass out cookies at our potential Rancho Santa Margarita Cookie Cupboard starting Friday, February 15, 2019. We plan to have this cupboard open Fridays from 10am-2pm (volunteer shifts 10am-12pm or 12pm-2pm). Please note that this is still a potential cupboard location and will not open unless we have some volunteers step up to help!

Please email cookies@girlscoutsoc.org for more information!

Be One Smart Cookie, Dress for Success all Season!

When you wear your Girl Scout Uniform, you stand out in the crowd and your leadership shines. Girls who come into the shop February 11th through March 10th in full uniform, as stated by GSUSA, will get a Level Vest Fun Patch for FREE. The adult who comes in-store with the girl will get 15% off an Adult Apparel Item.

Full uniform, as defined by GSUSA is Vest, Sash or Tunic, Wavy Flag, Council ID, Troop Numbers, Insignia Tab, WAGGGS Pin, Membership Pin, Solid White Shirt, Khaki Pants or Skirt (Daisies/Brownies have full uniform available), and Scarf.

Support girl-led programs in Orange County when you purchase from the Girl Scout Shop!

Cookie Share Jar for Booth Sales

During Booth Sales, encourage customers to donate cookies to charitable organizations (like the Military or Second Harvest Food Bank) by using a Cookie Share Jar!

Find the jar labels here and the soldier pictures for the bottom of the jar here. You can use any jar and any items you want to add to the jar (this is just one idea).

Remember both girls and troops will receive credit for every box donated to Cookie Share!

Troop Case Exchange Day Bonus

Initial Order Bonus Troops will have the option to participate in a special Case Exchange Day. So if the variety mix isn’t just right, Initial Order Bonus troops can exchange full cases for a different variety. So if you accidentally order too many Shortbread, you can swap them for Thin Mints! Case Exchange Day is Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 9am-noon. Some limitations apply:

Quantities are limited to stock on hand and exchanged first come, first served. Troops may exchange up to 50% of any variety from their Initial Order in full cases only. No mixed cases accepted. Cases must be unopened and in good condition. Cookies picked-up at Cupboards or Cookie Jars are not included in the Case Exchange Day Bonus.

Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Time: 9am-noon
Location: Berger Transfer and Storage (1400 Manhattan Ave, Fullerton)

First come, first served. Lines will be long in the morning!

Booth Sale Scheduler Now Open!

Beginning at noon on February 6, 2019, all troops will have access to the ABCSmartCookies Booth Scheduler. All unreserved booth sale shifts will be open on a first come first serve basis. Troops may reserve or cancel booth sale shifts at any location council-wide through the end of the program.

Booth sale sign-ups are in “real time.” This means troops will be able to select from all available booth sales, and once selected, it will automatically be removed as a possible choice. When a troop cancels a booth sale, it will become immediately available for other troops to select. If a troop is unable to use a scheduled time they must cancel in ABCSmartCookies immediately so another troop may reserve the time slot. See page 21 of the Troop Plan Book for more information.

Collect and Deposit Cookie Money Frequently

Don’t leave cookie money lying around too long. As you collect money from your parents promptly deposit it into your Troop account before anything unfortunate can happen to it. Make sure to enter all girl payments in ABCSmartCookies.

If you’re having problems collecting from parents, let your Service Unit Cookie Manager know right away. The troop should deposit sufficient funds into the troop account no later than February 19, 2019 to cover the first payment

Notify Council by 3pm on February 19, 2019 if troop payment amount needs to be adjusted due to insufficient funds by completing the online Payment Adjustment Form.

See pages 25-27 in the Troop Plan Book for more information.

A Message About the New Gluten-Free Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie

Direct ship sales of the Gluten Free Caramel Chocolate Chip cookie are tracking significantly higher than anticipated and ABC Bakers recently notified us that the cookie is sold out on online. Due to high demand, Girl Scouts of Orange County has also sold out of the supply of any additional cookies we had available to troops. Troops who ordered the cookie in advance of the sale may still have it in their inventory.

Girl Scouts of Orange County will alert our members if we receive notice from ABC Bakers if they become available again online.

Please email customercare@girlscoutsoc.org with any additional questions.

Cookie Chats Coming Soon!

Questions about Next Steps? Booth Sales? End of Sale Processing? Make sure to check-out our optional Cookie Chats throughout the 2019 Cookie Program for tips and tricks!

Need Additional Cookies?

The only way to order additional cookies is for the Troop Cookie Coordinator to place a Planned Order in ABCSmartCookies with the nearest Cupboard or Cookie Jar. Cupboards and Cookie Jars will not be able to fulfill call-in, email, or drive-up orders.

Directions on how to place a Planned Order are on pages 17-19 of the Troop Plan Book. Please note that email confirmations will be sent within 24-48 hours of your pickup time.