Sell Remaining Cookie Inventory Through March 31, 2019!

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.

2019 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 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!

Troop Initial Order Due by January 8, 2019!

The only way to guarantee having cookies on the first day of the cookie sale is to place an initial order in ABCSmartCookies by 11:59pm on January 8, 2019. We encourage troops to place an initial order for 85% of the cookies their troop plans to sell. But remember- there are no limits (minimum or maximum) on initial orders!

All troops should include a booth sale order with their initial cookie order to guarantee they will have cookies. Cupboards will open on January 31, 2019 and they will be very busy the first couple of weeks of the sale. Partner with your Troop Leaders to determine your initial booth sale order before January 8, 2019.

If you need advice on how to determine your initial order please contact your Service Unit Cookie Manager (Cookie Roster can be found on the Volunteer Network).

Click here to view the Troop Initial Order Bonus Flyer.

Holiday Closure Schedule

Girl Scouts of Orange County offices and the Irvine Retail Shop will be closed for the holidays from December 24, 2018 – January 1, 2019. Our office and shop will be open at the regular time on January 2, 2019.

Troop Cookie Coordinators who need help during the holiday break should contact their Service Unit Cookie Manager for assistance. Be sure to place your initial order for cookies before midnight on January 8, 2019.

During the holidays you can still access the online Troop Cookie Coordinator Training!

Troop Initial Order Bonus

The Girl Scout Cookie Program will begin on January 27, 2019. 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 January 8, 2019. Be a Smart Cookie and get your order in on time! Each troop will earn a Stellar Seller Kit and a Hydration Pack for each girl, as well as a Hydration Pack for the Troop Cookie Coordinator! Also, troops will earn eligibility to participate in Case Exchange Day!

To qualify, the following must be completed by January 8, 2019:

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! Case Exchange Day information will be coming soon. 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.
  • No mixed cases accepted.
  • Cases must be unopened and in good condition.
  • Cookies picked-up at Cupboards or Cookie Jars and Gluten Free cookies are not included in the Case Exchange Day Bonus.

Click here to see the 2019 Cookie Program Initial Order Bonus Flyer for all the details.

Troop Banking Form

Have you submitted your Troop Banking Form? As stated in the Troop Financial Guidelines, troops must complete a new banking form annually as well as upload a copy of a voided check.

Troops also must complete a new banking 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.

Troop Initial Order Bonus

The Girl Scout Cookie Program will begin on January 27, 2019. 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 January 8, 2019. Be a Smart Cookie and get your order in on time! Each troop will earn a Stellar Seller Kit and a Hydration Pack for each girl, as well as a Hydration Pack for the Troop Cookie Coordinator! Also, troops will earn eligibility to participate in Case Exchange Day!

To qualify, the following must be completed by January 8, 2019:

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! Case Exchange Day information will be coming soon. 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.
  • No mixed cases accepted.
  • Cases must be unopened and in good condition.
  • Cookies picked-up at Cupboards or Cookie Jars and Gluten Free cookies are not included in the Case Exchange Day Bonus.

Click here to see the 2019 Cookie Program Initial Order Bonus Flyer for all the details.

Order Your Gluten Free Cookies Now!

Troops interested in selling the NEW gluten free Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie must pre-order by Sunday, September 23, 2018 by clicking here. Gluten free cookies will not be available to order after this date or stocked in cupboards.

How Does the Pre-order Work?

  • Your order is applied towards Initial Order total cases for the bonus.
  • Your gluten free cookies will be distributed in January with troop initial cookie order.
  • Gluten free cookies will be tracked in cookie program software like all other varieties.
  • Troop must place their order by September 23, 2018.
  • Your order of gluten free cookies 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 2018-2019 membership year (click here).
  2. Troop Banking Form on file beginning August 1, 2018 (click here).

Order Your Gluten Free Cookies Now!

Troops interested in selling the new gluten free cookie must pre-order by Sunday, September 23, 2018 by clicking here. Gluten free cookies will not be available to order after this date or stocked in cupboards.

More information about the new cookie coming soon!

How Does the Pre-order Work?

  • Troop must place their order by September 23, 2018.
  • Your order is applied towards Initial Order total cases for the bonus.
  • Your gluten free cookies will be distributed in January with troop initial cookie order.
  • Gluten free cookies will be tracked in cookie program software like all other varieties.
  • Your order of gluten free cookies 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 2018-2019 membership year (click here).
  2. Troop Banking Form on file beginning August 1, 2018 (click here).

Troop Banking Form Now Live

The online Troop Banking Form is now active. As stated in the Troop Financial Guidelines, troops must complete a new banking form annually as well as upload a copy of a voided check.

Troops also must complete a new banking 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.

2019 Cookie Program Dates

September 25, 2018- Gluten Free Cookie Order Due

November 19, 2018- Service Unit Cookie Manager Part 1- Online Training

November 28, 2018- Service Unit Cookie Manager Part 2- Workshop at HQ

November 29, 2018- Troop Cookie Coordinator Online & Classroom Trainings Begin

January 8, 2019- Troop Initial Order Due

January 19, 2019- Cookie Kickoff Event

January 25-27, 2019- Cookie Deliveries

January 27, 2019- Cookie Program Begins!

February 15, 2019- Booth Sales Begin

March 10, 2019- Cookie Program Ends!

Click here to view the 2019 Cookie Program Highlights.