Valentine in the Morning $5K Cookie Buy

Valentine In The Morning could buy $5,000 in cookies from your troop! All the cookies purchased will be donated to The Bob Hope USO at LAX, strengthening America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country. Click here to enter!

Important Dates:

  • Submissions: Friday 2/8 at 6:00am – Wednesday 2/20 at 11:59pm
  • Voting: Friday 2/22 at 6am – Thursday 3/7 at 10am
  • Winner will be announced Friday 3/8 with Valentine

Booth Sales Begin Today!

Remember that all booth sales must be arraigned though your Service Unit Booth Sale Coordinator to ensure permissions and insurance requirements are met.

Make sure to run the Booth Sale Location Report in ABCSmartCookies to see all of your troop’s reserved booth sales with full address information and notes about a location’s special circumstances. Make sure to bring a copy of this report to every booth sale!

A Message About the New Gluten-Free Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie

Direct ship sales of the Gluten Free Caramel Chocolate Chip cookie are tracking significantly higher than anticipated and ABC Bakers recently notified us that the cookie is sold out on online. Due to high demand, Girl Scouts of Orange County has also sold out of the supply of any additional cookies we had available to troops. Troops who ordered the cookie in advance of the sale may still have it in their inventory.

Girl Scouts of Orange County will alert our members if we receive notice from ABC Bakers if they become available again online.

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

Cookie Chats Coming Soon!

Questions about Next Steps? Booth Sales? End of Sale Processing? Make sure to check-out our optional Cookie Chats throughout the 2019 Cookie Program for tips and tricks!

Need Additional Cookies?

The only way to order additional cookies is for the Troop Cookie Coordinator to place a Planned Order in ABCSmartCookies with the nearest Cupboard or Cookie Jar. Cupboards and Cookie Jars will not be able to fulfill call-in, email, or drive-up orders.

Directions on how to place a Planned Order are on pages 17-19 of the Troop Plan Book. Please note that email confirmations will be sent within 24-48 hours of your pickup time.

2019 Mega Delivery Volunteer Information

The 2019 Mega Delivery will take place January 26, 2019. A Mega Delivery takes the hard work and dedication of over 1200 people and most of them are volunteers, just like you. It’s an awesome adventure and we thank you in advance for being prepared to help this process move smoothly! Here is how you can help:

  1. Recruit one adult volunteer per troop per two hour shift. Inform your Service Unit Cookie Manager who is your troop’s volunteer.
  2. Sign in at the Mega Delivery Volunteer Check-in table prior to orientation.
  3. Volunteer cannot be same person picking up cookies.
  4. Volunteers must be physically able to see, hear, stand, walk, and lift up to 10lbs.
  5. Volunteers do NOT have to be Girl Scouts! Great fun for Dads, grandparents, neighbors, and friends.
  6. For safety reasons, no children permitted.
  7. Bring a water bottle, snacks, sunscreen, hat, and dress for the weather.

Click here for more information about the 2019 Mega Delivery.

Cookie Cupboards

The only way to order additional cookies is to place a Planned Order in ABCSmartCookies with your nearest Cookie Cupboard beginning January 29, 2019. Cupboards will not be able to fulfill call-in, email, or drive-up orders.

Directions on how to place a Planned Order are on pages 17-20 of your Troop Plan Book. Please note that email confirmations from the Cupboards will be sent within 24-48 hours of your pickup time.

Mega Delivery Pick-Up Information

If your Service Unit and Troop are participating in a Mega Delivery on Saturday, January 26, 2019 please review the following information.

For instructions, please click on your delivery location: Saddleback Church or Anaheim Business Complex. Please print and bring dashboard signs and pickup maps.

  • Service Units at Saddeback Church: 403 Tustin East, 404 Newport Mesa, 405 Newport Harbor, 501 South Irvine, 502 Heart of Irvine, 503 North Irvine, 505 Aliso Viejo, 506 Niguel Coast, 602 Lake Forest, 603 Rancho Portola, 604 Mission Viejo, 605 Rancho Trabuco, 606 Oso Valley, 607 Ladera Valley
  • Service Units at Anaheim Business Complex: 101 Brea, 102 Fullerton/La Habra, 103 La Cypress Park, 104 Anaheim, 201 Placentia, 202 Yorba Linda West, 203 Yorba Linda East, 204 Orange Villa, 205 Anaheim Hills, 206 Santigo Creek, 302 West Garden, 304 Ocean View, 305 HB Pierside, 306 Surf City , 401 Garden Valley, 402 Tustana

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.
  • 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 January 26, 2018 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. You will also receive a troop packet of program materials.
  • 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 80,000+ 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!

How to Prepare Your Cookie Pro For Questions About Prop 65

In accordance with new regulations, which took effect in August of 2018, we are required to print California’s Proposition 65 Warning this year on cookie order cards and rewards flyers and display the warning at booth sales. The new regulations impact many California retailers, restaurants, and grocery stores.

We are confident that customers will still want to enjoy Girl Scout Cookies – a time-honored treat. If you do have customers ask about the Prop 65 warning, we have created the resource “How to prepare your Cookie Pro for questions about Prop 65” to support you and your Girl Scout with this year’s program.

Copies of the notice were sent to your Service Unit Materials Coordinator. Your Troop Cookie Coordinator can provide you with a notice for your table. A printable version is also available here. For additional guidance around Prop 65, please review our 2019 Cookie Program FAQ and Girl Scouts’ Proposition 65 FAQ.

If you have additional questions that these materials do not answer, contact us at customercare@girlscoutsoc.org.

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 $1.00 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!

Learn more about cookie proceeds here, on the Cookie Troop Proceeds flyer.

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. For more information, see the Mystery House Host Flyer.

ABCSmartCookies and Volunteer Network

Where are these and how do I get to them?

ABCSmartCookies– 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 21, 2019.

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

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

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.

Cookie Chats Coming Soon!

Questions about Getting Started? Next Steps? Booth Sales? End of Sale Processing? Make sure to check-out our optional Cookie Chats throughout the 2019 Cookie Program for tips and tricks!

Register for 2019 Cookie Kickoff!

Registration is open for our 2019 Cookie Kickoff Event on Saturday, January 19 at the Phoenix Club of Anaheim! 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 of course, earn a special edition patch. 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!

GS Cookie Pro Contest Open for Entries!

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Open for Entries – Cookie Pro Contest

Cookie pros! It’s time to unleash your G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ potential and put that I-can-do-anything super hero cape into motion for a chance to win BIG! Are you ready to show the world your barrier-breaking, goal-crushing, world-changing superpower? Your VIP adventure at Warner Bros. Studios in sunny California featuring the bold and brave DC Super Hero Girls awaits! Enter now and download our mini graphic novel template to get started: https://bit.ly/2PXvRDw

Posted by Girl Scouts on Monday, December 17, 2018