Stellar Skills Contest Winners

Congrats to our 5 Stellar Skills Contest winners! These girls and their families will be invited to attend the Top Sellers Dinner, receive a special recognition of their Stellar Skills, and earn a fun patch!

Business Ethics: Eliana, Troop 6270

Decision Making: Alyssa, Troop 3275

Goal Setting: Brooke, Troop 4654

Money Management: Melina, Troop 5433

People Skills: Marysol, Troop 3433

Tell Us About Your 2018 Cookie Program Experience

Thank you for supporting Orange County’s Cookie Pros during the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program! With your support, girls were able to set and achieve goals, develop confidence, and practice business and leadership skills to take the lead in their own success.

Your feedback is important to us. By completing this online survey, you help us evaluate the Cookie Program experience for our members. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and will close on Sunday, April 8th.

Thank you so much for your feedback and support!

Troop Proceeds Have Jumped to 75¢!

Troop proceeds have jumped again and are now at 75¢! Cookies taken from Cupboards,virtual Cookie Share, and Direct Ship orders placed last week have put us into Level 5! GSOC girls sold an impressive number of Girl Scout cookies! Numbers are not yet final, so watch for out for more updates!

Cookie Dough and OC Bucks Expiring April 2018!

Please remind your girls to redeem their 2017 Cookie Dough and 2016 OC Bucks before the end of April! How can Cookie Dough and OC Bucks be used?

  • Items purchased in the Council Shop in Irvine
  • Girl Scout resident, weekend, or day camp (Council or Service Unit sponsored)
  • GSOC or Service Unit events
  • Approved Troop Travel (see Troop Travel packet for specific details)
  • Girl Scout destinations
  • Gold Award expenses
  • Girl Scout Lifetime Membership submitted to Council office by September 1st (Girl Scout Ambassadors who are graduating high school only)
  • And more!

See the Cookie Dough FAQs for more information.

Sell Remaining Cookie Inventory Through March 31, 2018!

With permission from the Service Unit Cookie Manager and Booth Coordinator, troops may continue to sell their remaining cookie inventory through March 31, 2018. These cookies should be allocated to girls in ABC Smart Cookies for recognitions, since girls will be selling them, and final paperwork should be completed and submitted by 9:00am on March 14, 2018. Girls and Troops may sell cookies door-to-door in residential neighborhoods, at a cookie stand on their own OC property, and to friends and family throughout the month of March. Anything else requires permission from the SU Booth Sale Coordinator. Cookies may NOT be sold after March 31 without special permission from GSOC.

2018 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 2018 Cookie Program! With your support, our girls were able to reach beyond their goals and achieve Level Four Troop Proceeds and will earn 74 cents per package sold. What an amazing achievement! The Product Sales Team is tallying up all final numbers and we will have more updates for you soon. Be on the lookout for the final top seller lists in April!

Use Order Card for Last Chance Orders

Girls should use their order cards to re-connect with customers who already ordered this year. Why?

Let them know that it is the last week of sales and they will have to wait until next year to get more cookies. Girl Scout Cookies freeze really well!

See if they would like to donate any packages for the Military and Second Harvest Food Bank. Let them know that these donations are tax-deductible. You can find the receipts here.

Have You Been Visited by a Booth Angel?

If you have, go to our Facebook page and look for your photo there. If not, they are all over the county, looking for troops who are on their game!

  • Do you have a stellar display board?
  • Are you in uniform?
  • Do you know where your Cookie proceeds are going to be used for?
  • Are the girls asking customers and engaged?
  • Do you have a display for Cookie Share?

We sure hope that you are having fun! It always shows. Girls who have fun and are engaged sell more cookies!

Troop Proceeds Have Jumped to 73¢!

Troop proceeds have jumped again and are now at 73¢! Working as a Council team, troops are on track to make even more before our cookie program ends. Every package of virtual Cookie Share, Direct Ship and cookies taken from Cupboards this week counts and could put us into the next level of 74¢! We can do it!

Fun Facts About ABC Bakers!

Check out these tasty tidbits about ABC Bakers!

  • ABC Bakers uses enough flour in Girl Scout cookies annually to fill 80 rail cars.
  • ABC Bakers produces the following number of each cookie each year:
    • 576,000,000 Thin Mints
    • 120,600,000 Girl Scout S’mores
    • 180,000,000 Caramel deLites
    • 162,000,000 Peanut Butter Patties
    • 86,400,000 Thanks-A-Lot
    • 94,000,000 Lemonades
    • 120,000,000 Peanut Butter Sandwich
    • 64,000,000 Shortbread
  • In total ABC Bakers produces 1.6 billion Girl Scout Cookies each year.
  • ABC Bakers produces enough boxes of cookies each year to fill up 77 Olympic swimming pools.
  • Their longest oven is 300 feet long! All of their ovens combined are the length of 4 football fields
  • Their smallest mixer can hold enough cookie dough to fill 1 hot tub.
  • The average time it takes to bake their cookies is 5.5 minutes

2018 Cookie Program Experiences

Dave and Busters Girls Day Out (500+ Club)
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9am-1pm

Enjoy a day of unlimited game play, lunch, and so much more at Dave and Busters. This is a girl only event.

Knott’s Soak City Experience (750+ Club)
Saturday, June 2, 2018, 8:30am- Park Close

Girl and adult guardian will enjoy a continental breakfast and a special Girl Scout experience followed by a day of water rides and slides at Knott’s Soak City.

Camp Scherman Overnight (1000+ Club)
June 9-10, 2018

Girl and adult guardian will enjoy an overnight adventure at Camp Scherman filled with activities including meals, canoeing, archery, low-ropes, songs, and more!

Apple Store Experience and iPad (2500+ Club)
Sunday, April 29, 2018, 10:15-11:45am

Girl and adult guardian will take their imaginations to new heights with the help of Apple Specialists during an exclusive, interactive learning experience at the Apple Store. And don’t forget you get an iPad to go!