Stellar Skills Contest Winners

Congrats to these girls for winning our second annual Stellar Skills contest! Ella –Troop 2898 (Goal Setting), Eliana –Troop 6270 (Decision Making), Emmersyn –Troop 5405 (People Skills), Marysol – Troop 3433 (Money Management), and Cassidy & Shauna –Troop 1082 (Business Ethics) will be honored at our Cookie All-Star Celebration on May 22, 2019.

Cookie Dough, OC Bucks, and Juliette Dollars Expiring April 30, 2019!

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.

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.9

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.

Updated Mystery House List!

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!

2019 Cookie Reward Event Dates

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!
Date TBD
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.

Waze Booth Sales

GSOC will advertise specific booth sale sites in each Service Unit using Waze, the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app. If troops sign up for a Waze Booth Sale, they must guarantee to be at the booth with a mix of cookie varieties and also sell Cookie Share. If a troop must cancel a Waze booth shift, it is mandatory to cancel the shift in the Booth Sale Scheduler in ABCSmartCookies by 10am the Monday prior. For more information, see page 22 of your Troop Plan Book.

Mystery House Begins TODAY!

Get out and find those Mystery Houses in your town! Starting today, if you are the first girl to knock on the door of a Mystery House, or leave a door hanger on a Mystery House door, you will be presented with a certificate and GSOC will mail you a very special patch!

Clues will start to dribble out later in the sale via our Facebook page. Click here for more details!

Celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend!

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend is February 22-24, 2019! Purchasing cookies from Girl Scouts not only yields delicious treats but also powers the Girl Scout Movement and gives back to the community by funding troops’ important work! See below for some ways to celebrate!

  • Wear your Girl Scout uniform to school (vest/sash, GS pins, white shirt, and khaki bottoms)
  • Host a Cookie Stand on an Orange County residence
  • Ask your TCC how to participate in a Booth Sale
  • Use ABCSmartCookies to set goals
  • Use ABCSmartCookies to sell cookies online
  • Earn a Cookie Business Badge
  • Print out Cookie Share Receipts and sell Cookie Share to spread the joy of Girl Scout cookies to our military and food bank recipients
  • Go on a Walkabout with your troop and try to find a Mystery House!

Find these Selling Tools and more at girlscoutsoc.org/cookietools and GSCookiesEtc.org:

Tell us how you celebrated National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend! Have your parent post a photo to our Facebook page or email MarCom@GirlScoutsOC.org.

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

Girl Scout Cookie Valentines

Cookie bundles make great gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, and much more. Plus, they are easy to do! To create a cookie bundle take 3 to 5 boxes of cookies, tie them together using ribbon, twine, netting, freezer bags, or some other creative way, and give the bundle a name (Chocolate Lovers, Peanut Butter Madness, Girl Scout favorites). What a great idea for a gift!

Click the image for a printable PDF of Bag Toppers for Valentines Day!

Selling in the Rain Patch

Girl Scout’s don’t let a little rain get in their way! Tag us @GirlScoutsOC on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with a photo of your Girl Scout or troop selling in the rain. Then come into our Irvine or Yorba Linda Girl Scout Shop and show us the post to pick up a FREE Selling in the Rain patch for each girl in the photo. Bring your Girl Scouts in full uniform and you’ll also get an extra FREE uniform patch for each girl!

Selling in the Rain Patches will be available for pick up starting Tuesday, February 19.

Be One Smart Cookie, Dress for Success all Season!

When you wear your Girl Scout Uniform, you stand out in the crowd and your leadership shines. Girls who come into the shop February 11th through March 10th in full uniform, as stated by GSUSA, will get a Level Vest Fun Patch for FREE. The adult who comes in-store with the girl will get 15% off an Adult Apparel Item.

Full uniform, as defined by GSUSA is Vest, Sash or Tunic, Wavy Flag, Council ID, Troop Numbers, Insignia Tab, WAGGGS Pin, Membership Pin, Solid White Shirt, Khaki Pants or Skirt (Daisies/Brownies have full uniform available), and Scarf.

Support girl-led programs in Orange County when you purchase from the Girl Scout Shop!