Celebrate Leadership is a Girl Scout Council of Orange County annual fundraising event, and we’re looking for a few great Girl Scout representatives! Selected Girl Scouts, Daisy to Ambassador, will have the opportunity to share their Girl Scout story with 400+ community leaders, receive professional speaking training and coaching, participate in a professional photo shoot with an OC community leader and more! To learn more, click here!
Troops have now jumped to the next proceeds level and will now earn 76¢ per package! Congratulations on this achievement! Our council team is processing final Cookie Program numbers–including virtual Cookie Share, online sales, and cookies taken from the cupboards. More updates coming soon!
Girl Scouts of Orange County is upgrading some of our online systems. As part of this process, the determination has been made to retire the Volunteer Network by the end of March. Members who are currently accessing resources still housed on the Volunteer Network, such as Volunteer Training and Recognition Records, Service Unit Rosters, and Product Sales Resources, will receive a separate communication with instructions for where they can access the resource once the Volunteer Network has been retired. If you have any questions about this communication, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
With permission from the Service Unit Cookie Manager and Booth Coordinator, troops may continue to sell their remaining cookie inventory through March 31, 2019. These cookies should be allocated to girls in ABCSmartCookies for recognitions, since girls will be selling them, and final paperwork should be completed. 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.
Please remind your girls to redeem their 2018 Cookie Dough, 2017 OC Bucks, and Juliette Dollars 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.
Would your troop like to create some Cookie Share Thank You cards? We have template cards printed at the Headquarters. If your troop would like to color and write an encouraging message for the military or Second Harvest Food Bank, email Cookies@GirlScoutsOC.org. We can put them at Will Call for you. We need the cards back by Monday, March 25, 2019.
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Over the weekend, troops jumped to the next proceeds level and will now earn 74¢ per package. Congratulations on this achievement! Our council team is processing final Cookie Program numbers–including virtual Cookie Share, online sales, and cookies taken from the cupboards. More updates coming soon!
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 2019 Cookie Program! With your support, our girls were able to reach beyond their goals! 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!
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.9
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.
Newly updated Mystery House list for the final days of the Cookie Program is here! Receive an exclusive patch and bragging rights If you’re the first to find one. Don’t forget, Door Hangers count, too!
There are 22 left to find! Get out there and find them!
Click here for more information!
Congratulations! Last weekend troops jumped two proceeds levels! Troops have picked up enough cookie packages to earn 72¢ per package and your Direct Ship orders got us to 73¢! If each troop takes just 14 more packages (and/or Direct Ship or Cookie Share sales), earnings will jump to 74¢ per package. We can do this!
Submitted by Girl Scout Volunteer Amy Thach
“I’ve been thinking a lot about friendship and digital devices lately. Granted, it’s because I am a college professor who is constantly catching my students on them in class. So many of the digital devices that supposedly connect us are leaving many of us, myself included, feeling a bit disconnected. I notice this as there is much less chatter amongst my students. Online relationships, though they can be enjoyable, cannot replace real, live, in-person connection. There is just something magical about being physically present with another human being.
This is where Girl Scout cookies come in. My daughter, Kate, had an impressive goal of selling 750 cookies this year to raise money for her San Francisco bridging trip. She was 16 boxes shy of meeting her goal. This is where her good friend, Zaleeya, stepped in. Since Zaleeya had already reached her goal, she supported Kate by going with her to a booth sale. Zaleeya was physically present for Kate, and helped her exceed selling 750 boxes!
I think we can all agree there is something magical about Girl Scout cookies. Beyond that, they can spawn wonderful relationships. And no, there is not – and I can’t imagine there ever will be – an app for that.”
500+ Club: Dave & Busters Girls’ Day Out
Saturday, April 13, 2019 (9am-1pm)
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: Medieval Times Experience
Saturday, May 4, 2019 (12:30pm-5:30pm)
Dramatic acting, epic battles, and falconry are all part of the fun in this interactive dinner and live jousting tournament—with exclusive pre-show activities you won’t want to miss! This is a girl and guardian event.
1000+ Club: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Musical
Saturday, June 1, 2019 (12pm-5pm)
Experience the wonders of Wonka like never before – get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper! This is a girl and guardian event.
1000+ Club: Girl Scout Night at Angel Stadium
Saturday, May 18, 2019 (Arrival time 4:45pm-5pm)
Top Sellers are invited to lead the pre-game banner parade at Girl Scout Night at Angel Stadium!
1000+ Club: Top Seller Dinner
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 (5:30pm-8:30pm)
Top Sellers and their families are invited to a special dinner and awards ceremony to celebrate their outstanding achievements during the 2019 Cookie Program!
2000+ Club: Apple Watch Experience
Saturday, April 6, 2019 (10am-12:30pm)
Ready for an unforgettable learning experience… and a brand new Apple Watch? 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.
2500+ Club: Disneyland VIP Experience
Saturday, June 8, 2019 (Arrival time 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: Savannah Bound with the CEO!
History comes to live in Savannah, Georgia, the hometown of our founder! This experience will include a visit to the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace and much more! This is a girl only event.
Girl Scouts- bring in a photo to the Girl Scout Shop of you in your full uniform (per GSUSA’s Uniform Statement) at your Cookie Booth through March 10, 2019 and get a Cookie Diva Pin for FREE! The parent that comes in with their Girl Scout will also get 15% off one item in-store!
Support girl-led programs in Orange County when you purchase from the Girl Scout Shop!
Initial Order Bonus Troops 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 Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 9am-noon. 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 (click here for the Case Exchange Day List by troop_ . No mixed cases accepted. Cases must be unopened and in good condition. Cookies picked-up at Cupboards or Cookie Jars are not included in the Case Exchange Day Bonus.
Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Location: Berger Transfer and Storage (1400 Manhattan Ave, Fullerton)
First come, first served. Lines will be long in the morning!
If your troop has booked booth sales in ABCSmartCookies that you have decided not to attend, troops must cancel unwanted booth sales in the Booth Scheduler at least 48 hours in advance. We have many troops still looking to sign up for booth sales and they could use these valuable locations!
Please note that Waze Booth Sale locations must be canceled by 10am the Monday prior. For more information, see page 22 of your Troop Plan Book.