Collect and Deposit Cookie Money Frequently

Don’t leave cookie money lying around too long. As you collect money from your parents and booth sales promptly deposit it into your Troop account before anything unfortunate can happen to it. Make sure to enter all girl payments in ABC Smart Cookies.

If you’re having problems collecting from parents, let your Service Unit Cookie Manager know right away. The troop should deposit sufficient funds into the troop account no later than February 18 to cover the first payment

Notify Council by February 18 if troop payment amount needs to be adjusted due to insufficient funds by completing the online Payment Adjustment form.

Need Additional Cookies?

The only way to order additional cookies is to place a Planned Order in ABCSmartCookies with your nearest Cupboard beginning January 28. 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 17-19 of your Troop Plan Book (link). Please note that email confirmations from the Cupboards will be sent within 24-48 hours of your pickup time.

The Facts About Girl Scout Cookies- Talking Points

During Cookie Season, outside entities with clear agendas may take the opportunity to feed false information about Girl Scouts and the Cookie Program to the public. Please use these talking points (link) in addressing these issues. As always, we encourage you to follow safety guidelines and if you ever feel unsafe in any situation, remove yourself and your girls from the situation by going into a store or leaving a house, close down your booth, or call 911. Approaching girls with salacious materials or aggressive agendas at a cookie booth is not acceptable.

Mystery House Hosts Needed!

Our Mystery House promotion encourages 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 (link) to sign up. For more information, see the Mystery House Host Flyer (link)

Mega Delivery Pick-Up Information

If your Service Unit and Troop are participating in a Mega Delivery on Saturday, January 25, 2020, please review the following information.

For instructions, please click on your delivery location. Please print and bring dashboard signs and pickup maps.

Service Units at Anaheim Mega Delivery (Service Unit Instructions) (Troop Instructions):

SU101 Brea
SU102 Fullerton/La Habra
SU103 La Cypress Park
SU104 Anaheim
SU201 Placentia
SU202 Yorba Linda West
SU203 Yorba Linda East
SU204 Orange Villa
SU205 Anaheim Hills
SU206 Santiago Creek
SU302 West Garden
SU304 Ocean View
SU305 HB Pierside
SU306 Surf City
SU401 Garden Valley
SU402 Tustana

Service Units at Foothill Plaza Mega Delivery (Service Unit Instructions) (Troop Instructions):

SU403 Tustin East
SU404 Newport Mesa
SU405 Newport Harbor
SU501 South Irvine
SU502 Heart of Irvine
SU503 North Irvine
SU505 Aliso Viejo
SU506 Niguel Coast
SU602 Lake Forest
SU603 Rancho Portola
SU604 Mission Viejo
SU605 Rancho Trabuco
SU606 Oso Valley
SU607 Ladera Valley

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.
  • All cars should be clear of all items (empty) and ready to pick-up cookies BEFORE they arrive at the mega pick-up location.
  • Ensure cars picking up cookies have gas in their tank and are in good running condition.
  • 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 Saturday, January 25, 2020 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. Troops earning the initial order bonus will pick-up at the Check Out station. 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 90,000+ 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!

 

Volunteer Role Selection in MyGS

Please make sure the adults associated with your troop have the correct roles selected in MyGS. Any adult who plans to volunteer with your troop but are still listed as “Adult Member” will need to change their role to Troop Helper, Troop Cookie Coordinator, or other designated role. Please advise parents to make updates to their MyGS profile by logging in and selecting the Volunteer Role button at the top of the screen.

Email CustomerCare@GirlScoutsOC.org with any additional questions.

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 and click here to see the Mystery House Host Flyer.

Cookie Rookie Talks (Presented by Service Units)

Are you thinking of participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program for the first time? Talk to your Service Unit about Cookie Rookie talks! These are brief, informal Q&A sessions for volunteers (especially new Leaders and potential new Troop Cookie Coordinators) to learn about the Cookie Program, how girls benefit from participating, what key volunteer roles help your experience to be a success, and of course…. how to get started!

Contact your Service Unit for the date, time, and location for your local Cookie Rookie Talk! Service Units- click for Cookie Rookie Talk Tips.