Girls Can Use Cookie Dough/OC Bucks for Disaster Relief

Girl Scouts of Orange County is allowing girls to redeem their Cookie Dough and/or OC Bucks to support Girl Scouts of the USA lifting of fundraising restrictions to enable girls to raise money for recovery efforts at councils impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

How do girls redeem their OC Bucks and Cookie Dough to support the GSUSA disaster relief fund?  Girls submit Cookie Dough and/or OC Bucks to their Troop Leader. The Troop Treasurer (Leader) uses the Troop debit card to make the donation here. Troop submits the Reimbursement form; uploads proof of the donation and OCBucks/Cookie Dough; the Council mails a check to the Troop.

Can troops donate some of their Fall Product proceeds for disaster relief?  Yes!  Donations can be made on GSUSAs disaster relief fund here.

Can troops designate they will be donating some of their proceeds to help sister Girl Scouts on their Fall Product booth sale posters?  Yes. Girl Scouts of the USA is lifting fundraising restrictions to enable girls to raise money for recovery efforts at four councils impacted by Hurricane Harvey: Girl Scouts of San Jacinto, Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas, Girl Scouts of Central Texas, and Girl Scouts of Louisiana–Pines to the Gulf.  Funds raised will provide membership scholarships and replacement Girl Scout uniforms and insignia to impacted girls. Participating in Girl Scouts can be one way to help them, and their families, regain a sense of normalcy.  Donations can be made on GSUSAs disaster relief fund here.

Can troops donate items to the Girl Scout Council’s impacted? Although material donations and troop offers of assistance have been greatly appreciated, as you can imagine, the councils are not currently in a position to process and organize them. GSUSA is also monitoring Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Jose behind it for possible impact on our members. Donations can be made on GSUSAs disaster relief fund here.

2018 Gluten Free Cookie Order Deadline Extended

CookieThe 2018 Gluten Free Cookie order deadline has been extended through Sunday, September 24, 2017. Please note that cookies will not be available to order after this date or stocked in cupboards.

How Does the Pre-order Work?

  • Troop must place Gluten Free Trios order by Sunday, September 24, 2017.
  • Gluten Free Trios order is applied towards Initial Order total cases for Bonus.
  • Gluten Free Trios will be distributed in January with troop initial cookie order.
  • Gluten Free Trios will be tracked in cookie program software like all other varieties.
  • Gluten Free Trios will be included in the first troop payment in February.
  • Troops earn the same proceeds per package and credit towards girl rewards as other varieties.

Troops must meet the following criteria in order to participate in the gluten free pre-order:

  1. Leaders and girls registered for the 2017-2018 membership year.
  2. New Troop ACH Authorization (TAA) form on file beginning August 1, 2017.

Happy National S’mores Day!

s'moresIt’s National S’mores Day, and what better way to celebrate than with some gooey-delicious good news?

Did you know that in its debut last season, Girl Scout S’mores became the most popular cookie flavor to launch in the 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies? It’s true! And now the tasty, crispy graham cookie double-dipped in crème icing and finished with a scrumptious chocolatey coating (yum!) is ready for a comeback!

These mouthwatering treats will be available again during the GSOC Cookie Season from January 28 – March 11, 2018!

Register for VolCon!

Volcon

Troops and Service Units- register now for the annual GSOC Volunteer Conference on Saturday, August 12th from 8am-5pm at Chapman University in Orange. Come see and taste our fall and cookie products and participate in various workshops. Attend Taste of Cookie and Nuts, 5 Skills, or 59 Minutes workshops to earn points for the SU Can Do Bonus! Click here for more information.

Troop ACH Authorization (TAA) Form

The online Troop ACH Authorization (TAA) form is now active. As stated in the Troop Financial Guidelines, troops must complete a new TAA form annually as well as upload a copy of a voided check.

Troops also must complete a new TAA form whenever there is a change to the troop’s banking information (including a change in signers).

If you need to update information previously submitted, please select, “No- our bank information has changed” for the first question.

Order Your 2018 Gluten Free Cookies NOW!

TCookieroops interested in selling the Trios Gluten Free Cookie must place their order by Monday, September 18, 2017 using this link. Cookies will not be available to order after this date or stocked in cupboards.

ABC and GSOC are pleased to bring back the Trios Gluten Free Cookie made with real peanut butter, delicious chocolate chips, and certified whole grain, gluten free oats. Trios allows celiac disease sufferers and those trying to avoid gluten to support the efforts of Girl Scouts as they enjoy a product created just for them.

How Does the Pre-order Work?

  • Troop must place Gluten Free Trios order by Monday, September 18, 2017.
  • Gluten Free Trios order is applied towards Initial Order total cases for Bonus.
  • Gluten Free Trios will be distributed in January with troop initial cookie order.
  • Gluten Free Trios will be tracked in cookie program software like all other varieties.
  • Gluten Free Trios will be included in the first troop payment in February.
  • Troops earn the same proceeds per package and credit towards girl rewards as other varieties.

Troops must meet the following criteria in order to participate in the gluten free pre-order:

  1. Leaders and girls registered for the 2017-2018 membership year.
  2. New Troop ACH Authorization (TAA) form on file beginning August 1, 2017

2018 Cookie Program Dates

Sep 18   Gluten Free Cookie Order Due

Nov 20   Service Unit Cookie ManagerPart 1- Online Training

Nov 29   Service Unit Cookie Manager Part 2- Workshop at HQ

Dec 1-14   Troop Cookie Coordinator Online & Classroom Trainings

Jan 9   Troop Initial Order Due In Snap+

TBD   Cookie Rally Event

Jan 26-29   Cookie Deliveries

Jan 28   Cookie Program Begins! 

Feb 16   Booth Sales Begin

Mar 11   Cookie Program Ends!