Troop Proceeds

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 80¢ 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 full proceed plan information see the Cookie Troop Proceeds flyer (link).

Mystery House Hosts Needed!

Our Mystery House promotion encourages 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 (link) to sign up. For more information, see the Mystery House Host Flyer (link)

Mega Delivery Pick-Up Information

If your Service Unit and Troop are participating in a Mega Delivery on Saturday, January 25, 2020, please review the following information.

For instructions, please click on your delivery location. Please print and bring dashboard signs and pickup maps.

Service Units at Anaheim Mega Delivery (Service Unit Instructions) (Troop Instructions):

SU101 Brea
SU102 Fullerton/La Habra
SU103 La Cypress Park
SU104 Anaheim
SU201 Placentia
SU202 Yorba Linda West
SU203 Yorba Linda East
SU204 Orange Villa
SU205 Anaheim Hills
SU206 Santiago Creek
SU302 West Garden
SU304 Ocean View
SU305 HB Pierside
SU306 Surf City
SU401 Garden Valley
SU402 Tustana

Service Units at Foothill Plaza Mega Delivery (Service Unit Instructions) (Troop Instructions):

SU403 Tustin East
SU404 Newport Mesa
SU405 Newport Harbor
SU501 South Irvine
SU502 Heart of Irvine
SU503 North Irvine
SU505 Aliso Viejo
SU506 Niguel Coast
SU602 Lake Forest
SU603 Rancho Portola
SU604 Mission Viejo
SU605 Rancho Trabuco
SU606 Oso Valley
SU607 Ladera Valley

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.
  • All cars should be clear of all items (empty) and ready to pick-up cookies BEFORE they arrive at the mega pick-up location.
  • Ensure cars picking up cookies have gas in their tank and are in good running condition.
  • Bring copy of Troop Initial Order report (see Troop Plan Book page 14).
  • Do not bring children, pets, or passengers. It is not safe and you will need all your space for cookies!
  • You may bring another person (not driving) to walk with the car and verify the count.
  • Troops must pick up their cookies on Saturday, January 25, 2020 during their Service Unit time slot.
  • Arrive During Your Cookie Pick-up Time.
  • Arrive anytime within your Service Unit time window.
  • Print out and display dashboard sign with troop number.
  • Follow the Girl Scout signs to the distribution area.
  • All Troop vehicles must be in line together. Otherwise, you will have to pull out of line, exit, wait for the late car, and re-enter the queue.
  • Drivers remain inside their vehicles. Cookies will be counted and loaded into your vehicle for you! Ensure Dashboard Sign is visible.

Delivery will take about 30 minutes. However, we cannot predict busy times, so you may have to wait. Each Troop will be accompanied by a counter and directed to a loading station. Stop at Check Out station to sign verifying product count. Only a Girl Scout Troop Helper may pick-up and sign for cookies. Troops earning the initial order bonus will pick-up at the Check Out station. Please proceed to the exit as soon as your order is complete or pull over and park in designated area to double check cookie count or ask questions at the Information booth.

Volunteers and staff will be distributing 90,000+ cases of Girl Scout cookies to 900+ Troops at two sites all in one day! Thank you for helping to make this Mega Delivery successful!

 

Troops: Set Goals and Create an Action Plan!

Goal Setting is an important part of a successful Cookie Program and having a girl led Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Leaders and Troop Cookie Coordinators can guide girls in the process and help them learn to divide up a large project into more manageable actions. Find easy ways to help your girls with their Goal Setting on our Resources & Forms link such as:

Troop Initial Order Bonus

The Girl Scout Cookie Program will begin on Sunday, January 26, 2020. 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 Tuesday, January 7, 2020. Be a Smart Cookie and get your order in on time! Each troop will earn a Hip Bag and a Stellar Seller Kit! Also, troops will earn eligibility to participate in Case Exchange Day!

To qualify, the following must be completed by January 7, 2020:

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! More information about Case Exchange day coming soon!

Click here to see the 2020 Cookie Program Initial Order Bonus Flyer for all the details.

Happy Holidays from Girl Scouts of Orange County

From all of us at Girl Scouts of Orange County, thank you for your extraordinary support throughout the year! Here’s to reaching more girls across Orange County in 2020 with the life-changing benefits that Girls Scouts provides. Between the power of your support and our proven Girl Scout Leadership Experience, there is no challenge our girls can’t overcome, no goal they can’t reach.

Happy holidays and warm wishes for a beautiful new year from your Girl Scout family.

Holiday Closure Schedule

Girl Scouts of Orange County offices and the Irvine Retail Shop will be closed for the holidays from Wednesday, December 25, 2019 through Sunday, January 5, 2020. . Our office and shop will be open at the regular time on Monday, January 6, 2020.

Troop Cookie Coordinators who need help during the holiday break should contact their Service Unit Cookie Manager for assistance. During the holidays you can still access the online Troop Cookie Coordinator Training!

Be sure to place your initial order for cookies before midnight on January 7, 2020. Click here for more information. Additional questions? Email customercare@girlscoutsoc.org.

Volunteer Role Selection in MyGS

Please make sure the adults associated with your troop have the correct roles selected in MyGS. Any adult who plans to volunteer with your troop but are still listed as “Adult Member” will need to change their role to Troop Helper, Troop Cookie Coordinator, or other designated role. Please advise parents to make updates to their MyGS profile by logging in and selecting the Volunteer Role button at the top of the screen.

Email CustomerCare@GirlScoutsOC.org with any additional questions.

2020 Cookie Kick-Off Update

Update: Location has been moved to GSOC HQ (9500 Toledo Way, Irvine). Registration is still open for our 2020 Cookie Kick-Off Program Event on Sunday, January 19! Girl Scouts, troop leaders, volunteers, and families are invited to come together and experience skill-building booths, participate in tastings, meet entrepreneurial experts, check out new merch at the Girl Scout shop, and more! Plus, get pumped up for the best Girl Scout Cookie Season yet with cheers and fun at the Cookie Pep Rally.

Click here for more information.

Check Login and Password for Online Training Before Winter Break

The online Troop Cookie Coordinator training will be available through the holidays. Troop Cookie Coordinators should check their login and password prior to GSOC’s winter break to ensure they have access to GSOCLearning.com website.

The online Troop Cookie Coordinator Training will be available through March for those who wish to review segments later and for new troops who join in after the classroom trainings are completed.

Our final classroom training is January 11, 2020 at the Council office in Irvine. Please register online, walk-ins are also welcome.

Mystery House Hosts Needed

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.

ABC Smart Cookies and Volunteer Resources Link

Where are these and how do I get to them?

ABC Smart Cookies– The online system used to manger your troop’s cookie program. Your ID and password will be given to you by your Service Unit Cookie Manager. Girl launch emails will be sent January 20, 2020.

Volunteer Resources Link– A password protected website where forms and other information regarding the cookie program can be found. The ID and password for the Volunteer Resources Link can be found on the front of your plan book.

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

How do troop know how many cookies to order?

Troops are encouraged to place an initial order of 85% of the cookies they plan to sell and then get more cookies as they need them. To determine this amount girls should set personal goals and troops should have family meetings to set troop goals. Initial Orders are due no later than midnight on January 7, 2020. Do not wait until the last minute to place your order!

A personalized chart showing how many cookies your troop sold last year can be found here. Click here to view the 2020 Initial Order Bonus Flyer. Make sure to check out the second page for tips on how to determine your troop’s cookie order.

Thinking of placing your order early? Troops who commit their Initial Orders in ABC Smart Cookies by Tuesday, December 17, 2019 will earn a special Cookie Entrepreneur Patch Pin! Click here for more information.