Virtual Grad Fest!

 

Don’t miss Virtual Grad Fest! Diana Kapp, author of Girls Who Run the World, will be interviewing successful women CEOs virtually on Thursday, May 14. Sylvia Acevedo will join at 6:00 PM (PST) to be interviewed. The interviews will be from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM (PST) and hosted by Instagram live @girlswhoruntheworldbook. The interviews will be 20-30 minutes apiece and focused solely on women and girls.

Cookie Stories Wanted!

1250+ Cookie Sellers:

While we are still unsure about the details of the All Star Celebration, we are sure we want to hear your stories!  Do you have a cookie story from the 2020 Cookie Program you would like to share? We want to hear it! Please submit your 2020 cookie story by completing the COOKIE STORIES form. All cookie stories MUST be submitted by Thursday, May 28 to be printed in our All Star Celebration program. Your story may also be used for media releases.

Cookie Dough, OC Bucks & Juliette Dollars Expiring April 30 will be extended until December 31, 2020

All unused Cookie Dough, OC Bucks, and Juliette Dollars with the expiration date of April 30, 2020 will be extended to December 31, 2020. Girls can use their certificates for events and activities that have been postponed, to pay for Day Camp, Council Service Fees, Service Unit and Council Events or redeem to their Troop for approved Troop Travel plans using the Cookie Dough Reimbursement form. See our Cookie Dough FAQs for more information.

Any Cookie Dough, OC Bucks and Juliette Dollars that were used to pay for camp and council events that have now been cancelled will be reissued for the amount used to pay for the camp/event and will expire on April 30, 2021.

Top Cookie Sellers – Save the Date!

Due to the evolving situation involving COVID 19 – all upcoming top seller experiences may be postponed and rescheduled. All Girl Scout experiences prior to May 15 are currently being rescheduled. For more information click here.

Girls will receive invitations via mail and email once event dates are confirmed.

If you have questions in the meantime, please contact GSOC’s Customer Care at customercare@girlscoutsoc.org.

2020 Cookie Reward Experience Dates

CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY FOR UPDATES HERE

500+ Club: Dave & Busters Girls’ Day Out
Date TBD
Have a blast at this private party just for Girl Scouts! Enjoy an afternoon of unlimited game play, lunch, and so much more! This is a girl only event.

750+ Club: Knott’s Berry Farm
Date TBD
At Knott’s Berry Farm, fun is always in season! Girls and their adult guardian will go behind the scenes at America’s first theme park as well as enjoy dozens of thrilling rides, shows, and attractions! Endless thrills and fun awaits you!

1000+ Club: Weekend at Camp Scherman
October 16-18 and November 13-15, 2020 (Both tentative)
See why Camp Life is the Best Life! Girl and adult guardian will enjoy a weekend adventure at Camp Scherman filled with activities including meals, canoeing, archery, low-ropes, songs, and more! This is a girl and guardian event.

1000+ Club: Girl Scout Night at Angel Stadium
Canceled
Top Sellers are invited to lead the pre-game banner parade at Girl Scout Night at Angel Stadium!

1250+ Club: All Star Celebration Dinner
Date TBD
Top Sellers and their families are invited to a special dinner and awards ceremony to celebrate their outstanding achievements during the 2020 Cookie Program!

1500+ Club: Telescope Experience
Friday, July 24,2020 Tentative
Ready for an exciting and memorable journey to the stars? Girls and their adult guardian will discover the mysteries of the night sky and experience the wonders of the universe! This is a girl and guardian event.

2000+ Club: Photography Experience
August 23, 2020 Tentative
Get ready to explore the power of photography using your cell phone. Girls and their adult guardian will learn camera techniques of shooting, composition, lighting, and more. Girls will also get their very own photo printer!

2500+ Club: Disneyland VIP Experience 
Date TBD
Ever wonder how the magic is made at the happiest place on earth? Girls and their adult guardian will enjoy a behind the scenes adventure. More secret Mickey information to come!

5000+ Club: New York with the CEO!
Date TBD
Join Vikki in the city that never sleeps! This girl-only experience will include a visit to the GSUSA Headquarters and much more!

2020 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 2020 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. Be on the lookout for the final top seller lists in April!

Troop Proceeds Are On The Rise!

WE CAN DO IT! WE CAN DO IT! WE CAN! WE CAN!
Every troop earns more if we make the next Troop proceeds jump!
*Pick-up by the package! Help girls get the packages they need to reach their prize goal (Remember, you can now order less than a case!)
*Walkabout to earn the Patch as a troop/group
*Inspire our community to support our military and food banks. Sell virtual Cookie Share!
*Sell through March 8 using ABC Smart Cookies
*Set a Troop Goal in ABC Smart Cookies
*Earn a Cookie Business Badge
*Ask 100 new customers (If you’ve already made it to 100, reconnect to see if they’ll purchase some virtual Cookie Share.)
*Bling Your Booth & book one more Booth Sale in ABC Smart Cookies. Appeal to those who love to cook. Feature recipes using Girl Scouts Cookies, like how to make scrumptious cookie butter using Shortbreads and awesome milkshakes using Peanut Butter Sandwich cookies!

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.

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 Steller Skills girls and their families will be invited to attend the Stellar Sellers Dinner, 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.

What’s Happening in STEM?

SWE Engineering Event – Mar. 14
Levels: Juniors, Cadettes
Join Society of Women Engineers to celebrate PI Day! Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to talk to professional engineers about their jobs and complete STEM activities to earn Girl Scout STEM badges. Read more & Register


Intro to Data Analytics at UCI Paul Merage School of Business – Mar. 21
Levels: Cadettes
The UCI Merage Analytics Club wants to inspire young girls to explore the world of data analytics! This event will introduce girls to basic level Python coding and data visualization. Read more & Register


Titan Lab Adventures – Mar. 21
Levels: 8th grade Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors
See what college life is like on Campus at Cal State University, Fullerton while you visit labs for activities with college student mentors! Read more & Register

Have You Been Visited by a Booth Angel?

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.