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.

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.

Troop Case Exchange Day Bonus Tomorrow!

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
Time: 9am-noon
Location: Berger Transfer and Storage (1400 Manhattan Ave, Fullerton)

First come, first served. Lines will be long in the morning!

Cancel Unwanted Booth Sales in ABCSmartCookies

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.

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.

The Cookie Swap Site is LIVE!

The Cookie Swap Website allows troops to facilitate exchanges of extra cookies. Instead of placing an order with a cookie warehouse, cupboard or jar, Girl Scouts can help out their sister troops by participating in a cookie “swap.”

To login to the Cookie Swap site use the current email that you have in ABCSmartCookies and Volunteer Network password. If you are unable to login, please contact your Service Unit Cookie Manager.

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.

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.

Booth Sale Reports

Run the Booked Booth Sales Summary report in ABCSmartCookies to verify your troop booth sale locations and times. Report any errors to your Service Unit Booth Sale Coordinator right away.

Troops may also run the Available Booth Sales Summary report in ABCSmartCookies to find booth sale shifts that are still available. Booth sale locations will be identified by each Service Unit’s three-digit report code in front of the store name. Using this code will help you identify which locations belong to your Service Unit since the report will list all available locations Council-wide.

Troop Case Exchange Day Bonus

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 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. 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
Time: 9am-noon
Location: Berger Transfer and Storage (1400 Manhattan Ave, Fullerton)

First come, first served. Lines will be long in the morning!

Booth Sale Scheduler Now Open!

Beginning at noon on February 6, 2019, all troops will have access to the ABCSmartCookies Booth Scheduler. All unreserved booth sale shifts will be open on a first come first serve basis. Troops may reserve or cancel booth sale shifts at any location council-wide through the end of the program.

Booth sale sign-ups are in “real time.” This means troops will be able to select from all available booth sales, and once selected, it will automatically be removed as a possible choice. When a troop cancels a booth sale, it will become immediately available for other troops to select. If a troop is unable to use a scheduled time they must cancel in ABCSmartCookies immediately so another troop may reserve the time slot. See page 21 of the Troop Plan Book for more information.

Collect and Deposit Cookie Money Frequently

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

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 19, 2019 to cover the first payment

Notify Council by 3pm on February 19, 2019 if troop payment amount needs to be adjusted due to insufficient funds by completing the online Payment Adjustment Form.

See pages 25-27 in the Troop Plan Book for more information.

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.