2021 Cookie Program Has Ended!

Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers, parents, families, and friends who supported all of our Orange County Cookie Bosses this year during the 2021 Cookie Program! With your support, our girls were able to reach beyond their goals! The Entrepreneurship Team is tallying up all final numbers and we will have more updates for you soon.

Cookie Stories Wanted!

1000+ Cookie Sellers:

We want to hear your stories!  Do you have a cookie story from the 2021 Cookie Program you would like to share? We want to hear it! Please submit your 2021 cookie story by completing the COOKIE STORIES form. All cookie stories MUST be submitted by Wednesday, April 21 to be printed in our All Star Celebration program. Your story may also be used for media releases.

Troops May Order by the Package!

To help our Troops achieve their goals, our amazing Cookie Cupboard volunteers are announcing their support of the following change effective immediately:

  • ABC Smart Cookies Planned Orders UOM (unit of measure) has been changed to packages (instead of cases)
  • Order by the package!
  • Any number of packages and variety allowed (Does not have to be a full case)
  • Package pick-up begins with Wednesdays planned orders
  • Troops may want to bring an empty case or bag for their cookies when ordering less than a case

Place a planned order in ABC Smart Cookies with one of the following: Anaheim, Cupboard, Cypress Cupboard, Irvine Cupboard, Tustin Cupboard, and Yorba Linda Cupboard.

Please note: Cupboard confirmations will be in packages from this point forward. Remember to read your cupboard confirmation as it has important information such as pick-up date and time.

Bumbalina’s New Home!

We have a winner! Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest to name our Queen Bee! We took all of your names and put them in a box (a cookie gift box of course). GSOC’s CEO, Vikki Shepp, picked the winning name with the help of one of Bumbalina’s worker bees, Lina! Check out the video of Vikki and Lina…WATCH IT HERE!

 

Updated Cookie Dates – Service Unit

We have updated the dates to reflect the extension of the program. For an updated copy of the Service Unit Plan Book click here.

March 28-30                      Troop End of Sale Processing

March 28                            Cookie Program Ends

March 30                            Final deposits made into Troop account

March 31 by 9:00 am         Troop Final Email due to Service Unit

March 31—April 4              Service Unit End of Sale Processing

April 1                                 Final payments to Council via ACH Debit begins

April 4                                 Last Day to Submit TCC Roster for Troop Adjustments in ABC Smart Cookies

April 4 by 11:59 pm            Service Unit Final Email Due to Council

April — May                        Distribute Rewards to Troops

May 20                               Troop Final Reward Adjustments to Service Unit

May 25                               SU Final Reward Adjustments to GSOC

Share Your Grubhub QR Codes!

Do you have a Grubhub shift coming up? We want you to make the most of your shift! Make sure to post and share the QR code on your social media so everyone knows to order cookies from you during your scheduled date. Let your friends and family know and they can share with their friends and family and so on and so on! The Grubhub promotion right now is a free package with a $15 purchase so spread the word! To help make it a little easier for you, we’ve created a flyer for each location!

To download the QR code Grubhub flyer for your location click below:

Mission Viejo     Irvine     Yorba Linda

2nd Troop Payment Canceled!

Great news!  The council has made the decision to cancel the second Troop payment that was scheduled to take place on March 18 so there will only be the ONE final payment scheduled for the end of the Cookie Program.  We are still recommending to collect money from parents and deposit into Troop account frequently.
Troops can accept payment from parents via Venmo.  See page 8 of Policy and Standards and page 7 of Troop Financial Guidelines.
Payment Adjustment forms already submitted by troops will be null and void.

NEW! Sunset & S’mores at GSLC

New! Earn a Sunset & S’mores Event at the Girl Scout Leadership Center in Newport Beach
Enjoy a troop outing at the beach and make s’mores in our GSLC firepit! Troops who continue to participate in the cookie program through March 28, 2021 will earn a new reward – a 4-hour retreat at our Girl Scout Leadership Center in Newport Beach. Learn more and submit your troop information HERE by March 31, 2021!

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 Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 9-11 am at GSOC Council Headquarters in Irvine (9500 Toledo Way, Irvine, 92618). 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  and Gluten Free cookies are not included in the Case Exchange Day Bonus. Click HERE to see the Cookie Program Initial Order Bonus Flyer for all the details.

Stellar Skills Contest: Through March 31

Calling all Orange County Girl Scouts who have standout cookie business skills! We want first-time sellers and veteran cookie pros alike to enter the Stellar Skills contest. One girl will be selected to represent each of the 5 Skills: Goal Setting, Decision Making, People Skills, Business Ethics, and Money Management.

Our Stellar Skills girls and their families will be invited to attend the All Star Celebration, receive a special recognition of their Stellar Skills, and earn a fun patch! Completing the online entry form to enter. Click here for more information.

Booth Sale Scheduler Now Open!

Beginning at noon on March 2, 2021, all troops will have access to the ABC Smart Cookies 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 ABC Smart Cookies immediately so another troop may reserve the time slot. See page 21 of the Troop Plan Book for more information.