This year, Girl Scout Troops across Orange County will earn guaranteed proceeds of 71¢ per package of cookies they sell and have the opportunity to earn up to a $1.00 per package!
Orange County girls, volunteers, parents, and staff are working together to make this year’s Cookie Program the best ever. That’s why Orange County’s proceeds structure is based on overall council wide sales goals. When Orange County reaches its goals, everyone benefits!
The 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program GSI Series is designed exclusively for independently registered Girl Scouts. Girls will have the opportunity to earn funds to support their favorite Girl Scout activities and participate in parent/daughter booth sales.
RSVP for the upcoming parent meeting for important details and to receive materials. The meeting will be Wednesday, January 24th at 7pm in Irvine. Click here to register.
A Walkabout is a fun opportunity for Girl Scouts to team up as a troop/group between February 20 – March 11, 2018 to sell cookies door-to-door, reach more customers, and earn a fun patch! Click here to learn about how girls can earn a Walkabout Patch.
Service Units at Saddleback Church: 604 Mission Viejo, 605 Rancho Trabuco, 405 Newport Harbor, 602 Lake Forest, 606 Oso Valley, 404 Newport Mesa, 607 Ladera Ranch, 501 South Irvine, 506 Niguel Coast, 503 North Irvine, 502 Heart of Irvine, 603 Rancho Portola, 505 Aliso Viejo, and 403 Tustin East
Service Units at Anahiem Business Complex: 306 Surf City, 304 Ocean View, 302 West Garden, 203 Yorba Linda East, 103 La Cypress Park, 202 Yorba Linda West, 401 Garden Valley, 206 Santiago Creek, 104 Anaheim, 305 HB Pierside, 402 Tustana, 201 Placentia, 205 Anaheim Hills, 101 Brea, and 204 Orange Villa
Determine Who Will Pick-up Cookies:
Cookie pick-up drivers must be Girl Scouts (Leaders, Troop Cookie Coordinators, or Troop Helpers). Troops are financially responsible for order as signed.
Bring enough vehicles to pick up entire order at once (no RVs or motorhomes, please). Click here for more information.
The GSOC office will be closed for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, January 15, 2018. If you need help please contact your Service Unit Cookie Manager. Contact information can be found on the Volunteer Network.
Our Mystery House promotion is to encourage girls to keep going door-to-door after the booth sale period begins. The goal is to have at least one Mystery House in every Service Unit. The first Girl Scout selling cookies to stop by this secret location will earn a special patch!
Would you like to host a Mystery House for your Service Unit? Do you know someone who might be interested in doing this? Click here to sign up and click here to see the Mystery House Host Flyer.
ABCSmartCookies– The new online system used to mange troop’s cookie sales. Troop Cookie Coordinators will receive their ID and password from their Service Unit Cookie Managers. Girl launch emails will be sent January 22, 2018.
Volunteer Network– A password protected website where forms and other information regarding the cookie program can be found. The ID and password for the Volunteer Network can be found on the front of your plan book (see Resources & Forms tab).
The Girl Scout Cookie Program will begin on Sunday, January 28, 2018. The only way to have cookies the first day of the cookie program is to place an initial order no later than 11:59pm on January 9, 2018. Be a Smart Cookie and get your order in on time! Each troop will earn a Stellar Seller Kit and also a Quilted Elephant Duffle Bag for each girl! Also, troops will earn eligibility to participate in Case Exchange Day!
To qualify, the following must be completed by January 9, 2018 by 11:59pm:
The only way to guarantee having cookies on the first day of the cookie sale is to place an initial order in ABCSmartCookies by 11:59pm on January 9, 2018. We encourage troops to place an initial order for 85% of the cookies their troop plans to sell. But remember- there are no limits (minimum or maximum) on initial orders!
All troops should include a booth sale order with their initial cookie order to guarantee they will have cookies. Cupboards and Cookie Jars will open on February 1st and they will be very busy the first couple of weeks of the sale. Partner with your Troop Leaders to determine your initial booth sale order before January 9, 2018.
If you need advice on how to determine your initial order please contact your Service Unit Cookie Manager (Cookie Roster can be found on the Volunteer Network).
Click here to view the Troop Initial Order Bonus Flyer.
The council will now enter the Gluten Free orders into ABCSmartCookies once the initial order deadline for troops and service units has passed. There are new instructions on placing initial orders with this information located on the Resources and Forms tab. This information went out in the Weekly Cookie News Email on 12/19/2017.
Don’t miss the 2018 Cookie Kick-Off on Saturday, January 20, 2018! Girls can grow their business skills while participating in fun activity booths and earn badge/cookie activity pin credit. Plus, attendees will have the opportunity to sample our Girl Scout cookies and much more. Girls, families, and troops all welcome! Click here to register now and here to view the flyer.
Do you know how cookie purchases support girls in Orange County? 100 percent of the net proceeds from a $5 box of cookies stays in Orange County to benefit local Girl Scouts! Check out the Family Guide for more information!
Have you ever seen counterfeit money? No, not the stuff you buy at Toys-R-Us, a bill that was passed off as real but is not. Check out Tools for Selling under the Resources & Forms tab to teach you and your girls about how to detect fake money. Protect yourself and your troop this cookie season!
During the holiday season more than ever, our thoughts turn to those who have joined us in building girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
Thank you so much for everything you do to help Orange County Girl Scouts discover their passions, follow their dreams, and make amazing things happen every day. Have a happy and healthy holiday season!